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One More Try wins Best Picture; Dingdong Dantes and Nora Aunor named Best Actor and Best Actress at the 2012 MMFF Awards Night

Three films distributed most of the trophies at the awards night of 38th Metro Manila Film Festival held last December 27, at the Meralco Theater, Pasig City.

The Thy Womb, El Presidente, and One More Try earned the most awards.

One More Try by Star Cinema has won five trophies; including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor for Dingdong Dantes.

Seven trophies in turn achieved by Thy womb of Center Stage Productions; including Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award, Best Director for Brillante Mendoza and Best Actress for Superstar Nora Aunor.

The historical film El Presidente of Scenema Concept International, CMB Films and Viva Films has won six awards; including 2nd Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Cesar Montano.

Sisterakas of Star Cinema and Viva Films also won two trophies and one went to Shake Rattle & Roll 14 of Regal Entertainment.

Si Agimat Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako, The Strangers, and Sosy Problems has retrieved no awards.


ACTING WINNERS. Nora won her eighth Best Actress trophy in the MMFF.

Nora defeated in this category were Angel Locsin (One More Try), Angelica Panganiban (One More Try), Janice de Belen (Shake Rattle & Roll 14), and Judy Ann Santos (Si Agimat Si Enteng Kabisote at Si AKO).

In her acceptance speech, the Superstar says, “Kahit lima na lang manonood ng pelikula ko, patuloy pa rin akong gagawa ng makabuluhang pelikula.”

Due to the humor that the Thy womb was already pulled out in some theaters due to its poor box office revenue.

Before his victory for Thy womb, the Superstar last won in 1995 for her performance in Muling Umawit Ang Puso.

Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada presented the Best Actress Trophy in MMFF this year.

There were disputes between Erap and Nora before due to the Superstar supporting former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo instead of the late King of Philippine Movies Fernando Poe Jr.

Dingdong Dantes also won his second straight MMFF Best Actor trophy. The Kapuso actor also won Best Actor last year for his role in the horror-suspense film Segunda Mano.

Dingdong’s competitors for Best Actor were Governor ER Ejercito for its performance as President Emilio Aguinaldo in El Presidente.

Their other competitors were Herbert Bautista (Shake Rattle & Roll 14), Bembol Roco (Thy Womb), and Vice Ganda (Sisterakas).

Dingdong and ER were also become deadly rivals as Best Actor last year for Segunda Mano and Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story, respectively

Dingdong catch the awarding who came from taping of the primetime series of GMA-7, Pahiram Ng Sandali.  Dingdong didn’t reach last year.

The model-comedienne Wilma Doesnt won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the comedy film Sisterakas.

Wilma beat in this category were Gina Pareño (One More Try), Cherry Pie Picache (The Strangers), Arlene Muhlach (Shake Rattle & Roll 14), and Janice de Belen (The Strangers).

According to Wenn Deramas, director of Sisterakas who received the award for Wilma, the model is currently pregnant.

Cesar Montano won Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Andres Bonifacio in El Presidente.

Cesar’s rivals in this category were Zanjoe Marudo (One More Try, Robert Arevalo (Sosy Problems), Baron Geisler (El Presidente), and Christopher de Leon (El Presidente).

This is the second Best Supporting Actor trophy of Cesar in MMFF

He first won in 1989 for Ang Bukas Ay Akin.

Aside from this, Cesar has three more Best Actor trophies: Jose Rizal (1999),Bagong Buwan (2001), and Ligalig (2006).

Kris Aquino and KC Concepcion served as hosts at the MMFF Awards Night.

Dingdong Dantes: Ignore The Issue About His Being Nominated As Best Actor

The Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) asked Dingdong Dantes about the issue of questioning his nomination as Best Actor in Golden Screen Awards of Entertainment Press Society, Inc.

The issue occurs when Laguna Governor ER Ejercito comments on DingDong Dantes being nominated for Best actor in his role on the movie Segunda Mano.

Governor ER is not included on the nominees of Best actor for Golden Screen Awards for his role in Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story.

While they are both nominated as Best Actor in Metro Manila Film Festival 2011 Awards Night, where Dingdong is the one who awarded as Best Actor.

And they are also nominated as Best Actor in Star Awards for Movies of Philippine Movie Press Club.

Based on award winning actor Dingdong Dantes, “I’m very flattered na the fact na napasama ako doon [nominees], napabilang ako doon, malaking bagay na sa akin ‘yon. So, salamat sa bumubo ng EnPress at saka sa PMPC, sobrang maraming salamat.”

Dingdong ignore the criticism about being nominated for Best Actor.

“Okay lang ‘yon. Free naman tayong magbigay ng assumptions, e, o magbigay ng kanya-kanyang opinyon. “If that’s their opinion, I respect it,” he said.

Dindong also said that the personal compliment he gets from the people is more important.

“I was in an event last week. Nakausap ko ang isa sa mga [MMFF] jurors last week, who happens to be the chairman of NCCA [National Commission for Culture and the Arts]. He was congratulating me dahil nga doon sa Best Actor [award] ko. Tapos nalaman ko na isa pala siya sa mga jurors. So, malaking bagay sa akin na at least ‘yong mga personal na ganung nagsasabi, it makes me feel na talagang deserving. Kahit ‘yong mga taong nagmamahal sa akin, ‘yong mga nakakasalubong ko, okay na sa akin ‘yon. Kasi, you can’t really please everybody. Kaya nga maraming genre ang pelikula. Hindi naman lahat, e, magugustuhan ang comedy. Hindi naman lahat magugustuhan ang horror. Hindi lahat magugustuhan ang action”, he said.

Marian and Dingdong Valentines Date

At first place, Dingdong Dantes is undecided where to take Marian Rivera on Valentine’s Day, because he is one of the special guests on the Valentine concert of Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velazquez-Alcasid in Araneta Coliseum.

It was one of the big reasons why Dingdong was undecided where to take his Girlfriend.  Based on Dingdong, “I will be at Kuya Ogie and Ate Regine’s concert. Pagkatapos noon, hindi ko pa alam, e. Pero after no’n, magkikita kami. So, bahala na kung saan kami mapupunta.”

When the day run fast ,  Dingdong already decides where to celebrate their Valentine’s Day. So the Valentine concert of Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velazquez-Alcasid was come, after the concert Dingdong took Marian to a romantic candle lit dinner in a restaurant near Malacanang. Dingdong says:

Nung pumasok  siya sa buhay ko, eh nabigay niya sakin yung totoong kahulugan nun na yun talaga ang araw ng mga puso,so un.” Marian was surprised about the dinner, “Siguro masasabi ko, one of the best na magkasama kaming dalawa kasi hindi ko ineexpect kala ko lang magdidiner kami , hindi ko alam na yung dinner na pala na yun eh,  nasa isang room lang kami may mga kandila tapos sobrang formal siya, so wala lang kinilig talaga ko .”   Of course Marian has a gift for Dingdong Dantes, it was a card and an Angel pin that says “you’re my guardian angel”.

Marian Rivera shared with Lhar Santiago that she gave Dingdong Dantes a card and an Angel pin that says “you’re my guardian angel”. Dingdong took Marian to a romantic candle lit dinner in a restaurant near Malacanang. Marian is still kilig about the dinner surprise.

Gwendolyn Ruais crowned as the 1st Miss World Philippines

The winner of the First Miss World Philippines is no other than Candidate Number 13, Gwendolyn Ruais. The 21-year-old Filipino-French proved herself deserving for the title and bested all other candidates in the pageant’s coronation night which happened last Sunday at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. She was crowned by no less than Miss World Alexandria Mills.

Along with the first Miss World Philippines in the winners’ list were the Princesses: Candidate No. 24, Helen Nicolette Henson- 1st Princess, Candidate No. 9, Martha Chloe McCully 2nd Princess, Candidate No. 22, Ma. Paula Bianca Paz3rd Princess, and Candidate No. 15, Jaysel Arrozal4th Princess .

Other candidates included in the Top 12 list were: Candidate No. 12, Elaine Kay Moll ; Candidate No. 5, Rogelie Catacutan ; Candidate No. 25, Erina Ann Lightholder ; Candidate No. 1, Samantha Nerville Purvor; Candidate No. 11, Mercy Malaluan; Candidate No. 7, Charlotte Melissa Tyler; and Candidate No. 16, Loucelle de Jesus.

Unto the winners of the special awards were as follows:

Best in Swimsuit Gwendolyn Ruais

Best in Fashion Design – Delby Bragais

Best in Evening Gown – Ma. Paula Bianca Paz

Miss Sheridan – Richelle Therese Borja

Miss Talent – Rogelie Catacutan

Miss Photogenic – Samantha Neville Purvor

Miss Friendship – Rogelie Catacutan

Miss SMDC – Martha Chloe McCulley

Miss Kapuso World – Martha Chloe McCulley

Dingdong Dantes, Isabelle Daza and Carla Abellana are the host of the Miss World Philippines 2011.

The judges of the pageant are Iza Calzado (actress), Fanny Serrano (beauty expert), Vicki Belo (cosmetic surgeon), Wilma Galvante (GMA Executive), and Manny Pacquiao (boxing champ and Sarangani Representative).

Dingdong Dantes:“EDSA Baby Ako!”

Edsa Baby and actor Dingdong Dantes and the founder of the YesPinoy Foundation together with the Edsa People Power Commision prepared 3 events forthe celebration of the 25th year anniversary ofof EDSA People Power

Dingdong Dantes

Revolution on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 to give honor and recognition to the Filipino Youth.

The main theme for the Edsa Youth Day celebration is “EDSA Baby Ako!”

There will be three events for the celebration. First with a theme entitled “Pilipinas Got Bukas!”, it will take place at Rizal High School Pasig, City.  The youth will be participating in an activity in the morning where they will make a huge human banner that will symbolize them being prepared for their future.  President Benigno “NoyNoy” Aquino, III is expected to attend the occasion.   Second the EDSA Babies Exposition” and lastly, a night of tribute for the young achievers EDSA Babies na Sikat, Congrats!”

Also expected in the occasion is the newlywed Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid with Jaya. They give free musical performances.

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista will also be giving an inspirational talk in the event. And to give words of encouragements is the bombing victim Raissa Laurel and   TV host and former chairperson of the National Youth Commission of the Philippines and cousin of President PNoy Paolo “Bam” Aquino.

Marian Rivera’s wish to see her father was finally granted

chsIlang araw na ang lumipas mula nang dumating si Marian Rivera at ang kasintahan nitong si Dingdong Dantes mula sa kanilang walong araw na bakasyon sa Spain. Dinalaw ni Marian doon ang kanyang Spanish father na si Francisco Javier Gracia na pitong taon na niyang hindi nakikita.

Sa panayam ni John “Sweet” Lapus kay Marian para sa Showbiz Central ay isiniwalat ng aktres ang kanyang nararamdaman sa muli nilang pagkikita ng kanyang ama.

“Enjoy lang ako. Happy ako kasi natupad na rin yung pangarap ko na makita yung Papa ko. Yun lang, okey na ako dun,” sabi ni Marian.

Tanong ni Sweet si Marian kung ano ang naging reaction ng Papa niya na ngayon ay isa na na siyang sikat na artista sa Pilipinas?

“Isa lang ang sinabi niya sa akin, na nakumpleto ang buong pagkatao niya noong makita niya ako,” sagot niya.

Tinanong din ni Sweet si Marian tungkol sa napabalita na namanhikan na raw si Dingdong sa kanyang ama nang magpunta sila sa Spain.

“Ano ba, nagpunta ako dun para sa Papa ko at hindi sa kung anu-anong bagay!” natatawang sabi ni Marian

May nabalita kasing may engagement nang naganap sa Spain?

“Me ganun?” tawa niya ulit. “Ano ba, hindi ‘no! At saka importante para sa akin yun, so bakit ko itatago, di ba?”

Malapit nang mapanood muli ng kanilang mga tagahanga sina Marian at Dingdong dahil sisimulan na nila ang shooting ng kanilang pelikula para sa GMA Films at ang taping ng Endless Love para sa Kapuso network.

Aquinos clash with Fantastic 4 on Family Feud

Nagsagupa nitong Martes ang apat na Honor Guards ng pumanaw na si dating Pangulong Cory Aquino, at mga kamag-anak nito sa nangungunang game show sa GMA 7 na Family Feud.

Personal din nag-cheer ang actress-host na si Kris Aquino-Yap sa loob ng studio habang pinapanood ang mga kapatid na sina Pinky Aquino Abellada at Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, at mga pamangkin na sina Jiggy Aquino Cruz at Miguel Abellada.

Nakatanggali ng mga Aquino ang mga Honor Guard ni Cory na sina Police Officer 2 Edgardo Rodriguez, Private First Class Antonio Cadiente, Airman 2nd Class Gener Laguindam, Seaman 1st Class Gilbert Atienza.

Si Atienza ang kumatawan ni Police Officer 1 Danilo Malab Jr., na hindi nakadalo sa Family Feud dahil nakadestino sa malayong lugar.

Sinabi ni Kris sa host ng Family Feud na si Dingdong Dantes, na nais sana niyang maglaro ngunit hindi siya pinayagan.

“I really wanted to play but I was not allowed. But your doing such a wonderful job,” pahayag ni Kris kay Dingdong na tinawag niyang “most good looking game show host.”

Idinagdag ng actress-host na ang pagsali nila sa show ay pagpapakita ng labis na pasasalamat kay Dingdong na kabilang sa mga artistang sumusuporta sa kandidatura ng kanyang kapatid na si Sen Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, tumatakbong pangulo sa darating na May elections.

Sa isinagawang tunggalian, nanalo ang Aquino family sa first at third round. Ngunit humabol ang Fantastic 4 Family na nanalo sa second at fourth round na naging susi nila para umabante sa jackpot round.

Sina Rodriguez at Atienza ang kumatawan sa Fantastic 4 Family para sa “fast money” na may nakalaang papremyo na P150,000.

Bagaman naging mababa ang puntos na nakuha ni Rodriguez sa jackpot round, bumawi naman si Atienza na nakuha ang dalawa sa “top answers” para maabot ang kinakailangang puntos at makuha ang P150,000 jackpot price.

Dingdong Dantes to join Marian Rivera in Spain

d and m Naghahanda na sina Dingdong Dantes at Marian Rivera sa pagbisita sa Spain para bisitahin ang ama ng dalaga. Mauwi kaya ito sa pamamanhikan ng aktor?

Sinabi ni entertainment reporter Lhar Santiago na visa na lang ang hinihintay ni Dingdong para matiyak ang pagpunta nila ni Marian sa Spain. Sa nabanggit na bansa naninirahan ang ama ng dalaga na ilang taon na rin niyang hindi nadadalaw.

Kapag tinanong umano si Dingdong kung hahantong ba sa pamamanhikan ang naturang pagpunta sa Spain, tawa lang ang isinasagot ng binata.

Ngunit bago sa Spain, sa Dubai na muna ang magpupunta ang dalawa sa Pebrero 1 para mag-guest sa concert doon nina Regine Velasquez at Ogie Alcasid na inisponsor ng GMA Pinoy TV.

“Balak talaga namin ‘yon (magpunta sa Spain) pero hanggang ngayon wala pang mga necessary documents, so hangga’t hindi ko pa hawak ‘yon hindi ko masasabing siguradong-sigurado na,” paliwanag ni Dingdong sa Chika Minute ng GMA news 24 Oras nitong Martes.

Ayon sa ulat, minsan na ring nakausap ni Dingdong ang ama ni Marian nang magkausap minsan sa telepono ang mag-ama. Sinabi ng binata na nagkamustahan sila: “Kasi siyempre unang pagkakakila, kumbaga the focus really was on their conversation ng mag-ama. Kumbaga ako aksidente lang ako, mas importante yung pag-uusap nila.”

Ngunit bago sila mangibang bansa, aasikasuhin muna nina Dingdong at Marian ang fund raising event para sa itinayong YesPinoy Foundation ng aktor. Isang fun run ang inorganisa ng binata na gagawin sa katapusan ng Enero sa The Fort, Taguig City.

Bukod sa pondo, layunin ng naturang fun run ang makalikom ng mga libro na ipamamahagi sa iba’t-ibang paaralan.

StarStruck V new hosts: Dennis Trillo and Carla Abellana

starMetro,Manila-Philippines.As the invasion begins, the Starstruck V offers new set of twists and hosts as well. The star of Rosalinda,Carla Abellana was chose to replace Jolina Magdangal as the hostess of the international star search. When interviewed about what she thinks about choosing her to be the Starstruck V new host,she explains simply:”Hindi ko naman talaga alam kung bakit hindi na si Ms. Jolina ang magho-host at kung bakit ako ang napili. Pero the network should be asked about that.” She explained as her role of being Rosalinda soon to finished because it only bids last two weeks before the finale.
On the other hand,Dennis Trillo being the new host of the star search takes the opportunity as his training ground for hosting i replace for Dingdong Dantes. In an interview, singer-actor said,
“Hindi rin naman basta-basta ‘yong exposure ng mga host dito. Kumbaga, bukod doon sa mga talent, ‘yong host din talaga ang pinapanood kaya magandang exposure. Para sa akin, iniisip ko na maganda rin itong training as a host and may maio-offer naman akong iba,” he said.

Both Dennis Trillo and Carla Abellana takes this opportunity as a new experience and training for hosting career as the Starstruck V invades the whole world to search for aspiring stars that would say,”Dream, Believe,Survive!”.

Rhian Ramos asks Dongyanatics to focus on Stairway To Heaven rather than her tandem with Dindong Dantes

Rhian Ramos asks Dongyanatics to focus on <em>Stairway To Heaven</em> rather than her tandem with Dindong DantesNagkaroon ng pagkakataon ang PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) na makapanayam si Rhian Ramos sa isang event kamakailan. Masaya ang aura ng young actress. Elegante itong tingnan that night sa black long dress na likha ng designer na si Pepsi Herrera. Medyo na-late nga lang ng dating si Rhian at nakauwi na ang ibang mga bisita.

Kumusta na ang Stairway To Heaven, ang pambatong teleserye nila ni Dingdong Dantes sa GMA-7?

“Well, ang ratings ng Stairway To Heaven ay pataas nang pataas. Sobrang grateful kaming lahat,” masayang sabi ni Rhian. “Parang bawat araw, umaakyat, e. So, yun na nga, masayang-masaya kami.