From selling 'siomai' in the rural town of Rosario, Batangas, Jovit Baldivino is now a certified chart-topping music artist.
After winning the first-ever "Pilipinas Got Talent" on ABS-CBN last year, Jovit has come a long way. His albums "Faithfully" and "I'd Do Anything for Love" have been consistently topping record sales in all music outlets. His first major concert at the Aliw Theater last November 13 was so successful that this coming February, Jovit will have a repeat performance in Waterfront Hotel, Cebu and another gig at the Music Museum.
"Ang hirap nga pong i-describe kasi nga po ang bilis po ng pangyayari hindi ko rin naman po inasahan na magkakaganito po ako. Tapos hindi ko rin po inasahan na magugusuthan din po ako ng maraming Pilipino, mga kababayan po natin na sumpoporta sa akin. Malaki ang pasasalamat ko sa kanila kasi alam ko po na nagtiwala po sila sa akin," Jovit told Yahoo Southeast Asia in a press conference held on Friday, January 28.
Aside from achieving success for
From selling 'siomai' in the rural town of Rosario, Batangas, Jovit Baldivino is now a certified chart-topping music artist.Read More »from Jovit Baldivino: Let's respect foreign artists
- Chuck Smith | omg! Philippines News Blog – Tue, Feb 22, 2011 12:56 PM PHTRead More »from TV5 on Aga transfer: It's too early to talk about itThere have been several reports last week saying that Aga Muhlach is set to transfer to TV5.
According to an article published in the Philippine Entertainment Portal last week, Aga already signed an exclusive contract with the Kapatid network. He will reportedly receive the "biggest talent fee in showbiz industry." The contract is said to be effective January 15, 2011.
However, Perci Intalan, TV5 Head of Creative and Entertainment Production, said it's too early to talk about the alleged transfer.
"Masyado pang maaga para pagusapan ang mga ganyan," Intalan told Yahoo! Southeast Asia and other members of the press in an interview during the regional launch of TV5 in Dagupan, Pangasinan last Saturday.
Intalan added, "Basta kami, kung may ia-announce nga kami, gusto namin in a big way. Kasi 'pag i-announce namin na unti-unti, nawawalan ng impact, kung may ia-announce kaming malaki."
In a separate interview, TV5 President and CEO Ray Espinosa said: "Hindi kasi
Award winning actor-director Eric Quizon has debunked misconceptions on the health of his father, Comedy King Dolphy.Read More »from Eric Quizon: 'My dad is okay'
During his one on one interview with Yahoo Southeast Asia at the grand press launch of TV5's Babaeng Hampaslupa recently, Eric said his dad is healthy despite his pulmonary condition.
"My dad is okay. That's always what I tell everyone 'cause there's always a misconception. Yes he's not getting any younger,” Eric said.
“Yes, he has a condition, which is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It's a progressive disease, there's no cure and sakit ito ng mga nagkakaroon na ng edad. And ang concern lang namin talaga right now he's okay, his heart is okay, all his vitals are okay, it's just that 'yun na nga meron siyang COPD kaya ang concern lang namin talaga is 'wag siyang magkakasakit para di na lalong lumala yung condition niya but otherwise he's okay,” Eric noted.
Eric added that their family is very much happy that Dolphy remains strong and in high spirits despite
Bing Loyzaga paused for a moment to digest the question but blurted with conviction.Read More »from Bing on Janno: We try to be good parents
“I’m so proud of them.”
Bing had only heaped praises for her children, Alyssa and Gabby, who she said are more than just being her kids.
“They don’t just treat me as their mom, they treat me as their barkada,” she said. Apart from the respect she earned from her children, Bing achieved a stature in their lives that a few parents could reach—being their “close friend” as well. Bing said she and her children do everything together including yoga.
But what about Janno Gibbs? Have they remained friends despite the painful phase in their relationship?
“He’s good, he’s doing okay. We’re friends,” she said.
But despite this, both of them remained harmonious and supportive in one thing, being the best parents anyone could ever have.
Despite their estrangement, both have been in unison, especially in matters concerning their children. When a crazed fan made grave threats to the singer-comedian-TV host three years
When KC Concepcion left for Uganda to fulfill her first field mission outside the country as the Philippines’ National Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme, not many understood the danger she had to face. KC had left her comfort zone and risked her life to pursue her advocacy.Read More »from KC completes dangerous mission to Uganda
As part of her mission, KC visited the remote Ugandan areas of Kapchorwa, Karimojong, and Karamoja.
"I realized it's the same anyway when I go to Central Mindanao. It's just that this time around, it was for a week. Usually in Mindanao, in Central Mindanao, we fly for a few hours and then fly back," KC explained. "While we were having dinner, there were a few gun shots because somebody tried to steal some livestock, which is 'yong livelihood talaga nila... It wasn't until the days went by that you actually realized that there's a risk," recounted KC.
The danger of visiting Northern Uganda, which has just recently regained peace after two decades of conflict, was indeed very imminent.
For multi-awarded actor Jay Manalo, "Babaeng Hampaslupa" lead actress Alex Gonzaga has much to prove before earning the title of TV5's "dramatic princess."Read More »from Jay Manalo: Alex Gonzaga still has much to prove
During the grand press launch of the Kapatid network's upcoming drama series, "Babaeng Hampaslupa," Jay told entertainment reporters that although Alex has still much to prove in her craft, he believes that the young actress has what it takes to claim the coveted title.
"Kailangan may papatunayan muna di ba? Ako sa tingin ko naman kaya niya dahil nakita ko yung trailer, maganda, kaya niya patunayan. Siyempre, di naman ako plastic para sabihin ko siya na kaagad ang prinsesa (ng drama). Ako diretso lang po ako magsalita. Palagay ko, tingin ko kaya niya. Wag niyo po masamain ang sinabi ko," Jay clarified.
The actor's brutally frank nature had been an intermittent cause of misunderstanding between him and some entertainment reporters. Jay expressed that his trust in the industry somehow diminished because of this.
"Ang sa akin naman, dito
- Glenda Villena | omg! Philippines News Blog – Tue, Feb 22, 2011 12:00 PM PHT
Karel Marquez, now a mother of two, returns to show business but maintains family is still her first priority.Read More »from Karel Marquez returns to showbiz; family still priority
During the grand press launch of TV5's upcoming dramatic series, "Babaeng Hampaslupa" Karel told Yahoo! Southeast Asia how excited she is to work in television again.
"Nakakakaba, exciting in a way kasi I missed working because I think for three years, I focused on my family-very discreet, lie low, no showbiz, work, not even acting," the singer-host-actress said.
Three years ago, Karel bolted the cast of GMA-7's primetime action-fantasy series "Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan." Rumors persisted that she left the series because she was pregnant. But the abrupt break from showbiz was legitimately attributed to health reasons.
After her civil wedding to Armand Go in 2008, Karel gave birth to her first born, daughter Keiley Audrianna, in March 2009. That same year, the couple had a church wedding. Karel then gave birth to her second child, son Kyler Armand, in 2010.
With Karel attending to
Alwyn Uytingco's role as Ai-Ai delas Alas's gay son "Pip" in the "Tanging Ina" movie franchise is far from who he is in real life.Read More »from Alwyn 'willing to change' for Jennica
In fact, the young actor is currently in a relationship with Jennica Garcia, daughter of veteran actress Jean Garcia and a cast member of the GMA-7 series, "Bantatay."
In a press conference held recently for TV5's upcoming dramatic series, Babaeng Hampaslupa, Alwyn professed his love for the Kapuso actress.
"Baka sabihin hindi makatarungan pero sobra sobra talaga na I'm willing to change myself for her. Para lang mapakita ko sa kanya na kaya ko ma-improve yung sarili ko para lang sa kanya," Alwyn said.
The young actor added that unlike most young adults in his generation, he chooses to respect Jennica's "womanhood," a choice that he attributes to his old-fashioned and religious values.
"Yun ang pinakamahalaga (sa akin ay) yung essence ng pagiging babae. Yun ang kulang sa generation natin ngayon. Nawawala talaga yung essence ng pagiging babae. So yun yung siguro
Alex Gonzaga's name has always been attributed to her sister, Toni Gonzaga.Read More »from Alex remains grateful to Toni
Since entering show business, the Kapatid actress has always been compared to Toni, the singer-host-actress who has already made a name in the industry. Despite pressing issues of sibling rivalry, Alex said she remains grateful to Toni for paving her way to show business.
"Kasi since naman nag-start ako sa showbiz may mga comparisons na tapos dalawa lang kami ng ate ko. Tapos dalawa pa kaming babae so nasanay na rin ako kasi kung hindi rin naman dahil sa kanya feeling ko hindi rin naman ako makakapasok sa showbiz eh. Parang na-pave niya ang way for me," Alex told Yahoo! Southeast Asia during a press conference for TV5's first drama series, “Babaeng Hampaslupa.”
Alex, who is usually perky and upbeat, admits she is feeling the pressure now that she's given the chance to make a name for herself as she topbills TV5’s first primetime dramatic series, “Babaeng Hampaslupa” with Susan Roces and Alice Dixson.
After receiving negative comments from viewers and displaying lack of improvement in their performances, ABS-CBN management has given "Shoutout" teens another month to give it their all or their show will be cancelled.Read More »from ABS-CBN to 'Shoutout' cast: Shape up or ship out
Linggit Tan, ABS-CBN Senior Vice President for TV Entertainment, gave the network management's ultimatum in a videotaped statement aired Friday during the show, emphasizing the need to improve their craft as young artists.
"Objective ng programa ay para i-present sa Filipino audience kung ano ang best sa youth natin today pero matapos ang dalawang buwan, wala pa rin tayong improvement. Bawat isa sa inyo, gusto niyong maging mahusay at sikat na artista. Subalit hindi ito basta basta nakakamit. Kailangan pinagtratrabahuhan kasi meron kayong responsibilidad sa audience. We're going to give you one month to shape up. Pag hindi niyo napaghusayan sa loob ng apat na linggo at wala kaming nakitang improvement sa inyo, 'Shoutout' will be cancelled."
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