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Montano Denies Snubbing OMB Chairmanship

Seems like the actor, Cesar Montano didn’t actually discard the Optical Media Board (OMB) chairmanship as reported.

According to the actor, there was just a “misunderstanding” over the issue and that all is still up in the air.

“Inaayos namin, pero hindi ako uupo muna… hindi muna,” he said in a recent interview. “Nagkaroon lang ng misunderstanding.”

Seemingly, there is still an enduring talk of another “appointment” but Montano is silent as to what that means, only observing that, “mas effective ako sa ibang parte. Like arts and culture, gano’n.”

In addition, Montano said that leading the OMB is not his “cup of tea.”

“Maraming mas bagay sa trabahong ‘yan,” he asserted. “In the first place, hindi naman kailangang artista diyan.”

Montano argued that it’s all a substance of personal judgment, as to what exactly is his stand regarding piracy. “There are no outside solution. There are only inside solution when it comes to that,” he uttered.

“The problem is us, we’re all sinners, we’re all guilty of doing that. Iyan po ang katotohanan,” he added.

President Benigno Aquino III was the one who selected Montano to the Optical Media Board (OMB) early this year.

As a replacement of the musician and board member, John Philip Lesaca, Montano was initially chosen to a term expiring on March 5, 2013. Talks of Montano supposing the chairmanship position just raiced lately.

Ronnie Ricketts is currently the head of OMB, a friend of Montano.

“Nagkausap na kami [about the appointment],” Montano said. “Ganoon din sinabi ko sa kanya. Sabi ko, kayang-kaya na niya ‘yun.”

Temporarily, Montano had forbidden proposals that he had a falling out with GMA executives, which supposedly guided him to not renew his contract with the entertainment giant.

“No, no… I have finished my contract with GMA-7. [But] I’m happy with the way they treated me,” he said. “Wala akong masasabi but thank you very much to GMA-7, Atty. [Felipe] Gozon, to Jimmy Duavit and to Shirley Pizarro, my manager na nag-alaga sa akin nung nandoon pa ako,” he added.

He confessed, though, that there were arranged projects that didn’t exactly push through during his term with the network.

“Ah, well, dapat meron kaming gagawin, pero hindi na muna natuloy. May offer naman sila, eh. But right now, gusto kong mag-focus sa pelikula [with Viva, his new management team],” he supposed.

Montano revealed that he is considering over the prospect of joining TV5 if only to be able to work with his buddy, actor Aga Muhlach again.

“Puwede, bakit hindi? I’d love to work with Aga again. Lalo na kung noontime show, comedy, o sitcom,” he alleged.

Jose and Wally Major Concert-“A Party for Juan and All”

The concert of Jose and Wally was held at Smart-Araneta Coliseum last March 2    2012. After the concert they called “Certified concert artists” because of many    people attend the concert, the tickets are sold out, the Big Dome was full of people  from Patron until Bleachers sections.

The concert was full of joy because of the dynamic comic duo (Jose and Wally).

The concert was started by Jose and Wally with the song “Ang Tipo kong Lalake”, “I’m Sexy And I Know It”, and “I’m Too Sexy”.

The next performance was with Solenn Heussaff, they performed a fast number, “Time of My Life”/”Tayo’y Magsayawan”/”Party Rock Anthem” medley.

The two comedians also show their talent in dancing. Wally and Ciara Sotto had  their showdown in pole dancing, while Jose show his Michael Jackson dance moves.

Except for dancing and singing, of course they performed a number of being a comedian where it is really their line. Many audiences were happy when they perform their own version of “Anak” by Freddie Aguilar. While Jose sings the lyrics one by one Wally interprets it.

After Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid sang one song, Jose and Wally joined her and the two sings as Ogie Alcasid and Janno Gibbs in a song “Magkasuyo” and “Hanggang Ngayon.”

Many audiences was happy when they saw Dennis Trillo and Aljur Abrenica, they performed as the younger versions of Jose and Wally.

Iggy Arroyo passed away in London

Negros Occidental Representative Iggy Arroyo passed away while in London today (Thursday), as per confirmed by his brother – the former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo.

Died at the age of 60, Iggy went to London to seek treatment for his ailing liver.

“Yes, it was confirmed by the First Gentleman. His relatives are already preparing to transport [Iggy] to Manila,” Laywer Romulo Macalintal said in a phone interview.

On a seperate phone interview, Ferdinand Topacio said that Iggy passed away at 7am (Manila time) due to cardiac arrest. “They tried to resuscitate him but he fell into a coma,” Topacio added.

While Macalintal said that the interment details are unclear, still one thing is for sure, that there will be necrological services at the House of Representatives and at Negros Occidental. And the burial will most likely be in Manila.

“The Arroyo family is asking for the prayers of everybody,” said Macalintal.

Iggy was first elected as Congressman for the 5th District of Negors Occidental in 2004 and was re-elected in 2007 and 2010.

In his online profile, it was noted that Iggy “authored acts on increasing the salary grades of public school teachers, Seafarers Act of 2008, giving scholarship to the youth engaged in agriculture, instituting the children’s welfare funds for the protection and rehabilitation of abandoned, abused and sexually exploited children, the anti-child pornography act.”

Iza Calzado transfers to ABS-CBN?

For as this moment Iza Calzado is NOT YET a Kapamilya.

Iza Calzado is one of the successful GMA-7 Network’s artists but what if this is the end of being part of Kapuso artist? Well, according to reports, plans have been set for the big move of the popular actress.

But it has not been confirmed yet that she will make a big move to Kapamilya network. Still one thing is for sure, she will make a movie with the Star Cinema by next year and according to her, she is really happy working under ABS-CBN.

On the other hand,  Iza just gave a hint on whom she will be pairing up with and that’s none other than John Llyod Cruz. Pretty exciting isn’t it?

Teen stars Elmo Magalona and Sam Concepcion front acts on Miley Cyrus’ concert


Sam Concepcion and Elmo Magalona

This coming June 17, 2011(Friday) Miley Cyrus ‘ concert on SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds will be front acted by two young teen stars. Elmo Magalona (GMA7) and Sam Concepcion (ABS-CBN2).

Elmo and Sam, from rival networks, will share the stage with the teen queen pop sensation as they compete to catch her attention through their singing and dancing. They will also shower her a bouquet of flowers, something has reportedly said Miley is very fond of.

Concepcion plans to buy Miley the most expensive bouquet he could find while Magalona hopes that Miley will pick both of them.

Elmo Magalona, the son of late master rapper Francis M., told reports that it is his 1st time to open a concert for an international star.

Elmo said. “I just hope the fans remember the night for a long time. Being on the same stage as her (Miley) is already enough. Fulfilled na kami dun.”

Both of the teen male stars have the favorite Miley Cyrus song, it is the “The Climb”, an inspiring song that speaks up for Cyrus’ journey to worldwide stardom.

“The Climb is one of the best songs that she has made — the way it has made its mark on her fans and how it has inspired people,” said Sam.

Magalona and Concepcion promised to give their best performances her concert to show Miley how great and talented Filipinos are.

Jennylyn Mercado on Luis Manzano declaring his admiration on national television

Jennylyn Mercado

Luis Manzano declared last Saturday on the national television that he and Kapuso star Jennylyn Mercado are exclusively dating.

Jennylyn was very happy with what Luis had done. According to her given statement at ABS-CBN’s The Buzz, she said it was very sweet of Luis to announce his admiration for her.

“I feel overwhelmed sa mga sinabi niya. He is really such a sweet guy for saying all those nice things about me,” she said. The actress said that Luis is different from the other guys. He made her feel really special.

He is actually the first guy na nagpa-interview to defend and praise me. He did what the others didn’t do, ipinagtanggol niya ako. And for that I am very thankful and lucky,” she said.

Luis is what you really call a true gentleman. Kahit sinong babae napakaswerte na maging kaibigan siya. Kasi lahat ng gusto ng babae meron siya. Gwapo, matangkad, edukado, ganda ng katawan (naks!) good sense of humor, intelligent, and most of all, he knows how to treat a lady,” she added.

Thanks Luis for the support and also for always making me laugh. You are the one that made me smile again. Thanks for that. Sa susunod na sparring natin ha, galingan mo na para ‘di na kita matalo.”

Mercado said that she is definitely a lucky woman to found the man that made her smile again, and that’s Luis.

Iza Calzado teams up with Cesar Montano in a new sitcom

Iza Calzado has a new weekly sitcom with Cesar Montano after continuing portraying the role of Tonette/Tonya (Regina Velasquez’s) in the comedy series I ♥ You Pare that will end this coming Friday (May 27), .

The sitcom is called Andres de Saya that will premiere on May 28, 2011 (Saturday). It is GMA’S  remake of the comic novel by Carlo J. Caparas that was originally portrayed in 1980 film by Vic Vargas and Gloria Diaz.

Iza is very happy for having the chance to work with the multi-awarded actor Cesar Montano. ”Ano kasi, e, mabait si Kuya Buboy (Cesar’s nickname). ‘Tapos I like the way he thinks, the way he works. So, I appreciate that I was actually paired up with someone who really knows this stuff,” Iza said.

Except for Andres de Saya, Iza will be seen in the longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga as a regular host.

Wyngard Tracy says Goodbye at 58

The 58 year old talent manager Wyngard Tracy passed away last Tuesday at 3:45 am. He died of cardiac arrest at the Makati Medical Center in Makati City. It was confirmed by his close friends on that same day. He reportedly suffered a triple bypass surgery last August and fortunately recovered from it. However, three consecutive strokes complicated his health entirely leaving half of his body paralyzed last October.

The renowned manager of some big stars like Diamond Star Maricel Soriano, Lucy Torres, Richard Gomez, Aiko Melendez, John Estrada and the pop Side A band, wished on his death bed that his body will be cremated and that there will be no wake. A good friend of his and also a successful artist/songwriter, Ogie Alcasid, stated that Tracy was never fond of sad moments. He always presumed life as a happy one.

A Mass for Tracy was celebrated Tuesday, 5 p.m., at the La Salle Green Hills chapel in San Juan. Wyngard’s family opened the ICU for all his close friends to bid him farewell. His remains was cremated then brought to his home at Rockwell Center in Makati City. Gina Martinez said in an interview from the press that a party is scheduled this Thursday. Tracy’s talents is said to showcase their hit songs during the party like Side A’s “Hold On” and Ogie Alcasid’s rendition of “Sumayaw Sumunod”. Ogie also said to sing a friendship song dedicated to Tracy.

People in the showbiz industry will surely miss this great and talented guy. It’s a sure loss but his legendary work will continue to inspire and build the industry in a long time.

“Where to live?” Noynoy Aquino

He’s only got two weeks left before he assumes the presidency, but President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III is still undecided on where he’ll live once he’s the chief executive.

Aquino said he is still choosing among at least three options, although he noted that Bahay Pangarap inside the Presidential Security Group (PSG) compound near Malacañang seems to be the best choice.

“Pangarap seems to be the best, minimal ang idadagdag o ire-replace,” Aquino said in an interview with reporters in his Times Street home in Quezon City Tuesday night.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo usually receives important guests at Bahay Pangarap. Because it only has one room, another room has to be constructed for Aquino’s aides if he decides to live there.

Three of Aquino’s sisters have said Bahay Pangarap seems to be the most plausible option for the 50-year-old Aquino, a bachelor.

Aquino said another being considered is the Goldenberg Mansion, also near Malacañang, which used to be the office of the Marcos Foundation. It was also used to hold former First Lady Imelda Marcos’s collection of excavated porcelain and pottery.

But Aquino noted that the Goldenberg Mansion was about the size of the Arlegui mansion, which he said was “too big.”

Aquino said he is envisioning the Premier Guest House — where former President Joseph Estrada stayed — to be his and his executive secretary’s office.

“One would not want to have the living and office sections in the same building, baka makalimutan ng tao may time-off,” Aquino said.

Times Street home

Aquino now appears to be averse to the idea of residing at his Times Street home, saying he wants to spare his neighbors from rallies. Even though he has yet to take his oath as president, militant groups have already held brief protest rallies in front of his house.

Aquino said that while he may use his Times Street home to meet with some congressmen and officials of departments in Quezon City, he still wants to “preserve” his house, which was bequeathed to him by his mother, the late former President Corazon Aquino.

“Baka naman mamaya ang painting ng nanay ko magkaroon ng bagong autograph or signature (My mother’s paintings might end up with an additional autograph or signature,” he added in jest. Many of Mrs. Aquino’s paintings are displayed inside the house.

Despite this, Aquino said he would still stay in his Times Street home “from time to time” to take a break from work.

“If this house becomes unused it will deteriorate and I wouldn’t want that to happen. At kung gusto ko makahinga nang kaunti there’s nothing like home to do it in,” said the president-elect.

Aquino said one or two of his household staff would stay in his house once he has moved to his new official residence. He will take his oath as the country’s 15th president on June 30 at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. — RSJ, GMANews.TV