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Sarah Geronimo on Her Wrong Relationships: “Sana bago pumasok sa ganitong klaseng bagay, bago ako niligawan, dapat sigurado sila.”

Gerald Anderson’s courtship to Sarah has been an open book in 2012, but it stopped due to the singer-actress parents’ wishes.

 But according to Sarah, “Ayoko siyang pag-usapan.”

“Hindi lahat ng napapanood natin, yun ‘yon.”

“Hindi ko na alam… ayoko nang pag-usapan pa.”

Sarah has experienced two heartbreaks already. First with Rayver Cruz and Gerald was next.

Because of what happened, does Sarah now prefer that the next one she will love will be from non-showbiz?

She respond, “Nandun yung preference na sana non-showbiz, kasi siyempre alam naman natin na mahirap na nama-magnify ka, gustong malaman ng lahat kung anong progreso na, kung ano na nangyayari sa relasyon ninyo… so mahirap.”

“Saka ako yung tao na kulang pa sa eksperyensiya.”

“Hindi ko alam kung paano pangalagaan pa o kung ano ba ang dapat na gawin ko para halimbawa maging gaya nila Ate Juday [Judy Ann Santos] and Kuya Ryan [Agoncillo]… yung mga successful sa mga celebrity couples natin.”

OTHER HEARTACHES. Sarah also revealed that went through heartaches not only with Rayver and Gerald, but there are also people who became part of her life that gave her a failure.

“Hindi siya second, many times na rin.”

“Kahit naman wala pa ako sa show business, may mga heartaches na rin.”

“Masyado kasi akong sheltered kaya pag na-brokenhearted ako, wasak talaga.”

“Ganun talaga ako, grabe talaga.”

“Iba ako magbigay ng tiwala kasi akala ko, kung paano kita pagkatiwalaan, ganun mo din ako pagkakatiwaaan. Kung gaano kita minamahal, ganun mo rin ako mamahalin.”

“Dapat matagal ko nang natutuhan na i-guard talaga ang puso ko.”

“Dapat talaga makita mo kung ano siyang tao.”

“Pag nai-in love kasi tayo, nawawala lahat yun, nakakalimutan mo.”

Although what was going on between them didn’t push through, there are things that Sarah values in the courtship of Gerald.

“Yung effort, yung willingness na harapin ang mga magulang.”

“Pero siyempre, hinahanap natin yung consistency.”

“Iba yung kayo, iba yung nakikita sa mga tao sa paligid ninyo—yung sincerity.”

In the end, Sarah leans only to her family after what happened.

She stated, “Napakalaking bagay nila sa kung anuman sa akin at responsiblidad ng mga magulang.”

“Kumbaga, they have all the right na pangalagaan ang anak nilang babae.”

“Kilala naman nila ako, ang situation ko, hindi madali.”

“Sana bago pumasok sa ganitong klaseng bagay, bago ako niligawan, dapat sigurado sila.”

Sarah admitted that she was hurt to what happened between Gerald and her.

“Ayokong sabihin na hindi ako nasaktan, talagang nasaktan ako kung ano ang nangyari.”

“Pero ito ang gusto ng Diyos, ayaw na nating kuwestiyunin.”

“Hindi ko alam kung nasaktan talaga siya [Gerald].”

“Oo, totoo yun, yung sinabi ni Ate Juday na in every heartaches, mas masakit.”

TRAUMA. Does the happenings gave her trauma to the point that she can tell to herself that she should be really careful to the next man she will love?

“May ganun, siyempre kung anuman ang nangyari sa akin, naulit lang, e.”

“Nagtiwala ako agad, ganun, ganyan.”

“Dapat maging leksyon talaga kung anuman ang mga nangyari sa akin in the past.”

Sarah was true to herself that the painful happenings affect her work but she used it in a positive way.

“Oo, kahit ayaw mong isama, halimbawa may pinagdadaanan, ang maganda diyan, ang sarap umiyak sa mga eksena.”

“Wala na ako dun, tapos na ako dun.”

“Sa ngayon, wala na.”

“Nandun yung memories, yung mga bagay na nagpapasakit ng loob mo.”

“Pero ayokong mag-dwell dun kasi hindi ka magiging masaya. Ayaw mo namang mabuhay sa ganun.”

 

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.

Judy Ann Santos To Star In New Soap For TV And Big Movie Project For MMFF

Judy Ann Santos will be doing rounds in different malls in the Philippines particularly in several groceries to check or see the product she is endorsing, Lactum, milk for infants.

May 19, 2012, a live appearance of the actress was held in the Atrium of SM Megamall. In where, the “Build a 100% Panatag World” campaign was launched by Lactum and the press conference of Judy Ann has been opened for publicity. A number of present moms in the event got a chance to ask questions addressing the actress; in short they had a mini open forum.

Last May 11, the actress celebrated her birthday at Singapore together with her family.

“Nag-Singapore kami ni Ryan. With the two kids, parents ni Ryan, at kasama rin namin si Mommy.

“Ito pong linggong ito, magpupunta po kami sa Bataan. Para sa outreach program, para sa mga taong inaalagaan ko na mga Aetas. For the renovation of the school grounds, doon po ako naka-focus sa kanila.”

The birthday of Juday and the Mother’s Day were celebrated together when they had their Singapore trip. It was the gift given by her behalf, Ryan Agoncillo, together with a pair of dazzling shoes but Juday doesn’t want to give much detail of the shoes that was given to her.

“Palagi ko kasi siyang niyayayang pumunta ng Singapore. Kasi, si Yohan, gustong mag-Universal Studios at saka yung Sounds of the Sea.

“Bata pa lang si Yohan, memorize na niya yun and ngayon kasi, nakaka-appreciate na siya ng theme park. Tapos, malapit lang naman.

“Yun ang ni-request ko sa kanyang trip namin.  At saka, ang sarap kasing kumain sa Singapore. Kaya kumain ako nang kumain.”

Juday added, “Alam kasi ni Ryan na kapag out-of-the country, masarap din  na kasama mo ang mga magulang mo, ‘di ba?

“At tamang-tama rin, Mother’s Day, magandang kasa-kasama namin ang mga mommies namin at that time.”

They stayed for about 6 days and 5 nights in Singapore.

BACK TO SOAP WORLD. It was said that she will be going to start again in making and taping for a teleserye in ABS-CBN. Good thing is that they finally made her a ‘yes’ to tape again or do a soap again.

Juday said with a giggle, “Unang-una, kasama siya sa kontrata.”

She also added that, “Magsisinungaling pa ba ko sa inyo kung sasabihin ko na gustong-gusto ko?  Gusto ko naman.

“Hindi ko lang hinahanap yung puyatan. Hindi ko lang hinahanap yung schedule na araw-araw na halos hindi ka na makauwi, hindi mo na makikita yung mga anak mo.

“Pero yung ABS naman, guaranteed me na it’s not gonna be as hectic as before—noong dalaga pa ako.

“Sabi ko rin sa kanila, sa tunay na salita, wala namang pag-aarte na namumuo sa akin.  Hindi ko lang talaga kaya ang puyatan.”

It was said that Juday has a cut-off of 12 midnight.

Juday said, “Gumigising naman ako ng alas-singko para ayusin si Yohan sa school.”

It was Sam Milby whom she knows that she would be working with in the upcoming teleserye.

“Magkaibigan naman kami ni Sam.  Pero malalaman ko this week kapag halimbawa, natuloy ang storycon at look test, yun na siguro ang magiging final casting.”

“Siyempre, may mga tanong pa rin na kesyo ganito, kesyo ganyan.  Wala namang nahindian,” she said.

Aside from the time, are there any other requests in which she asked for before she accepted to do a teleserye again? Like, are there any demands?

“Actually, wala naman.  Yung cut-off lang talaga.  Ayoko lang noon yung ‘for airing’ palagi na taping.

“Kasi, parang buong buhay ko na-experience yan.  Memorize ko na yan kahit tulog ako.

“At saka kasi, kapag may airing na mamayang gabi, hindi mo na mapupulido yung trabaho mo.  Kasi, iniisip mo na kailangan, take one lang ‘to.

“Kakaisip mo nang kakaiisip, hindi mo na naitatawid nang maayos ang trabaho.

“So, yun lang ang nire-request ko na hangga’t-maaari sana, kung puwedeng i-can, naka-can siya para hindi ngarag, ‘di ba?

“Pag-uusapan kung hanggang anong month puwedeng i-can.  Kasi sabi ko, baka puwedeng ayusin muna natin ang istorya.

“Kapag okay sa management, saka natin i-shoot.  Para hindi rin tayo re-shoot nang re-shoot.  Kasi, ganyan ang nangyari sa amin sa Habang May Buhay.

“I-can natin, pero, huwag namang dalawang taon.”

CHOICE OF ROLES. In terms of doing a teleserye, does she requires a certain role or does she the one to choose in which role she likes most?

“Hindi, hindi. Lahat iyon under ABS, alam naman ng ABS kung ano yung mga carry kong gawin sa estado ngayon ng buhay ko.

“Sabi ko rin sa kanila, parang hindi na kakagatin ang love team sa teleserye lalo na kung ako ang gaganap.”

Juday is avoiding the possibility of losing time for her family especially with the project/s she is about to face in the near future.

“Kaya nga po kailangan na ano, naka-schedule nang maayos yung shooting kung saka-sakali mang mag-push through itong movie…

“Kasi iyon yung kailangan kong ayusin with ABS, kung paano ito magagawa nang hindi magpapatung-patong, kasi ang hirap pag wala ka ng choice.

“Ayoko namang magtrabaho nang malungkot ako, kasi hindi ko na nakikita yung mga anak ko.”

Judy Ann has an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN.

“Sa TV production? Exclusive ako.”

GUESTING OUTSIDE HER NETWORK. How come that she was permitted to be the guest in the shows of TV5 like Talentadong Pinoy of Ryan and Sharon: Kasama Mo Kapatid ni Sharon Cuneta?

“Ay hindi… with ABS naman meron naman kaming… ano na lang yun, parang respeto lang din nila sa amin ni Ryan na hindi na kailangan pang ‘barilin’ kung halimbawang, mag-guest ako kay Ryan or kay Ate Sharon.

“It’s given naman na hindi ako ang nagsimula ng show e, kumbaga guest lang naman.

“Even with GMA, ganun din naman, hindi naman ako as in super-exclusive ng ABS. For teleseryes, I am exclusive with them.”

MEGA MOVIE PRODUCTION. Aside from the Cinemalaya entry of Judy Ann which is Mga Mumunting Lihim, it is also possible that she will make a big production movie. At first, she doesn’t want to mention what’s the title of the movie.

“May isang malaking project na mangyayari this year.  Ang hirap po, hindi ako makapag-announce kasi, hindi ko pa rin po nakakausap first hand ang mga producers.

“But definitely, it’s going be a big project.  At least for me.

“With the big companies and big stars as well.

“Hindi Star Cinema. Parang tatlong production e, ang magsasama-sama. I think ha, I’m not sure, kasi hindi ko pa rin sila nakaka-meeting nang maayos.”

Is it for Metro Manila Film Festival?

“Maaari, maaari…kasi sabi ko nga noong una, ang hirap ng Filmfest, ang ngarag,” she said.

An entertainment press guessed that it is possible that the movie Juday is referring to is for Metro Manila Film Festival entry. A collaboration of Bong Revilla and Vic Sotto in which, she will probably replace Ai-Ai.

Juday mentioned, “Ako lang naman, wala namang problema.  Susmaryosep! Hello naman! Ako pa ba naman ang… nakakaloka naman ako kung sabihin ko na pag-iisipan ko muna.

“Ang sa akin lang, gusto ko lang makausap yung company para malaman ko kung ano yung timeline ng shooting.

“Para hindi mag-overlap sa taping.  Siyempre kasi ngayon, nakasalalay na sa pamilya.  Sa mga anak, sa akin mismo.  Hindi ko na kaya yung araw-araw, oras-oras.”

Have Juday and Ai-Ai talked about this matter?

“Actually, natanong ko na si Ai-Ai about it.  Siyempre, hindi ko naman puwedeng i-divulge ang napag-usapan namin. Pero nabanggit nga sa akin na ‘Kino-konsider ka, bakla!’

“Tapos sabi ko, ‘Ay iyon, bongga!’”

“Tingnan natin, sana maging maganda yung  project.”

Maybe, Juday and Ryan will also have rivalry?

“Wala naman kaming isyu kay Rye pagdating sa mga bagay na yan… basta may pera. Ay!” she said jokingly.

“Hindi naman… I mean when it comes naman to acting and career, wala naman kaming isyu sa ganyan.

“Lahat naman ito e, trabaho, di ba? Kung anu’t-anuman pareho naman kaming magbe-benefit sa resulta kung saka-sakali at wala naman kaming isyu pagdating sa trabaho, as long as yung time for the family hindi nakakalimutan.”

COCO AND JOHN LLOYD. Will the proposed movie of Star Cinema with Coco Martin and John Lloyd Cruz, will push thru?

“Hindi ko rin alam e, kasi mas busy pa sa salitang busy yang dalawang binatang yan, e.”

Is she interested?

“Oo naman, oo naman. Basta siguro two years from now,” she said.

“Pag natapos siguro yang mga projects na yan, magpapahinga muna ako sa bahay ng mga tatlong buwan siguro kung saka- sakali.”

Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo speaks out her new showbiz career as TV Host

The multi-awarded actress, Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo, is the host of the local version of Junior Maserchef – an Australian TV show that will be aired on August 20 in ABS-CBN primetime.

Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo

Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo


During the show’s press conference yesterday, August 10, in 55 Events Place, Scout Rallos, Quezon City, Judy Ann stated that she was very happy about the hosting offer since she was an avid viewer of the original Masterchef show.

“It’s a dream come true, sa totoo lang po talaga. Never kong naisip, noong pinapanood ko ang Junior Masterchef Australia, na makakarating siya dito sa Pilipinas. Iniisip ko, mayroon ba talagang sasali na Pilipino kung sakaling makarating rito ang Masterchef. Noong in-offer sa akin, noong kinausap ako nina Tatay Lauren [Dyogi, director], logo pa lang, naluha na ako. Kasi, pinapanood ko siya, e. Fan ako ng show na ito,” she said.

Furthermore, the actress said that she feels nervous about her first hosting job. She said, “Mas kinakabahan ako kasi hindi naman ako talaga host. Ang alam ko lang talaga ay magmemorya, umarte, makipag-away sa eksena, pumunta sa set nang ready na akong umarte. Ito, kailangang dumating ako sa set nang handa ang emosyon ko at nakikipag-usap sa mga bata.
Dapat handa rin ang emosyon ko bilang nanay. Kasi, every time na, halimbawa, naiiyak sila kapag may hindi nagawa. It’s a different experience. For me, it’s a learning process para sa isang taong kagaya ko na umarte simula bata pa lang. Ang pagiging host, para akong nasa college. Ibang-ibang klaseng mundo po talaga ito kaya kinakabahan ako.”

Also, she felt glad that the hosting job was given to her inspite of many chef artists. “It’s an adventure and it’s a privilege na ibinigay sa akin ito dahil hindi ko naisip na… Marami namang artistang chef, e, hindi lang ako.”

She also reason out why she chose the hosting job for her showbiz comeback. “Gusto ko kasi, kapag nag-comeback ako, medyo relaxed. Natiyempo lang din po.”

Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo was lead actress of Ysabella, an ABS-CBN TV series about a young chef. She had been away from showbiz since she got pregnant with their son, Lucho.

SOURCE: PEP

Judy Ann Santos shares secret of her weight-loss

After giving birth, actress Judy Ann “Juday” Santos is taking on a new challenge in her life, losing weight. Judy Ann is the wife of actor-host Ryan Agoncillo, she gained weight while pregnant with their first child, Juan “Lucho” Luis. Many have seen Judy Ann Santos blooming in front of the showbiz press. Juday said she is already on a diet and has started jogging and gym works.

Juday’s secrets are healthy living and cohen diet. She said: “Right amount of food. May ibang nagsasabi na kakain ka lang ng fist size kasi yun lang ang size ng stomach mo. May iba naman kagaya sa akin sa cohen diet it really works for me,”. It is important to Judy Ann to have her motivation from herself to return her previous figure and to dress up like what she used to. Juday also wants to look good infront of her husband Ryan. Ryan gives full support to Juday in losing her weight, exercise became their bonding moments.

“Lucho is now 5 months old. I started going back to gym when Lucho turned 3 months. On the 3rd month, doon pa lang ako nagtatakbo ng paunti-unti para hindi mabinat, naggi-gym, nagda-diet pero unti-unti,” she said. She said she is doing it “to be comfortable with myself” and regain her confidence. “I just really want to feel good….. You want to dress up the way you used to be. Kasi ngayon very limited and clothes na susuutin mo kasi marami kang itinatago. Since malaki pa ang tiyan ko akala nila buntis pa din ako. So medyo nakaka-hurt ng slight ‘yong ‘buntis ka na naman.’ Hindi po, sadyang may fats lang ako,” she told reporters during the launching of her first endorsement as a mother, “Lactum.” She also added: “Kung mataba ako at mataba din ang nagsabi sa akin na mataba ako, ang tanong ko na lang, ‘Nabuntis ka na ba para sabihing mataba ako?’” she said.

The actress said she’s enjoying married life. She also had a blast during her long break from show business. “I promise myself nai-e-enjoy ko naman itong nangyayari sa aking ito. Ilang years nag-trabaho naman ako so ito lang talaga ang first time na nagpahinga ako ng ganitong kahaba, parang kulang pa nga,” she said.

After her 10-month leave, Judy Ann Santos is now preparing for her upcoming show on ABS-CBN, “Junior Master Chef.” “Mag-start kami ng audition sa March 31 for the first 100 kids, then down to 50 then to 20. Excited ako kasi ang daming batang magagaling na nag-au-audition,” she said.

The actress admitted that she’s also excited to do acting projects. Juday said she might do a film before the year ends and a television series next year. Reports said she will do a movie alongside “showbiz sisters” Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo. “Hindi ko alam, naririnig ko lang pero di ako sure kung matutuloy. Ako hoping na matuloy ‘yon kasi once in a lifetime chance na makasama ko ang dalawang magaling kumanta. Tuturuan ko silang bumelt, bobongga kami ng tili,” she said. Meanwhile, Juday, a contract star of ABS-CBN, also denied talk that she is moving to a rival network GMA-7.

Julia Montes trends in Twitter Philippines; Mara Clara nears it’s end

Kathryn Bernardo as Mara and Julia Montes as Clara

Kathryn Bernardo as Mara and Julia Montes as Clara

Mara Clara star Julia Montes reached the number 7 spot on Top 10 Trending Topic in Twitter Philippines last night.

Clara (played by Julia Montes) touched the heart of the viewers for last night’s scene. Clara was arrested by the police for being an accomplice to his father Gary (played by Jhong Hilario) in kidnapping Alvira. She begs her adoptive parents Alvira and Amante Del Valle (played by Dimples Romana and Bobby Andrews respectively) to help her but they didn’t. Even her biological mother Susan (played by Mylene Dizon) wasn’t able to save her daughter from the police. Clara shed many tears as the police walked her out of the hospital while she keeps on saying “Ayokong makulong.”

Mara Clara started airing last year of October and will end Friday this week, June 6. The teleserye had a farewell press conference so that the press members could have a chance to interview the lead stars, Kathryn and Julia.

Kathryn Bernardo (plays Mara), was asked for her opinion on what could be the reason of the success of the show.

Siguro po kasi nag teamwork kami ni Julia, hindi kami nagsasapawan. Naghuhugutan kami sa bawat isa at nagtutulungan sa bawat eksena,” says the young actress.

When asked how does she feels on being called as the next Judy Ann Santos, she replied:
Honored po kasi ang dami na pwede nilang ipagkatiwala ang role pero kami ang binibigyan ng chance para mapakita ang acting skills namin.”

The two young stars revelead what they learned from their soon to end teleserye.

Julia, “Dapat kung ano man ang marating n’yo sa showbiz, dapat hindi kayo magbabago ng ugali and dapat maging down-to-earth pa rin kayo.”

Kathryn, “Mas kilala lang kami ng mga tao, nakakatuwa kasi lahat ng age brackets nakukuha ng Mara Clara. Natutunan ko rin po na dapat walang magbabago. Ayaw namin na lumaki ang ulo ng isa’t isa.”

Kathryn revealed that the ending of their remake of Mara Clara is pretty much the same as of the original but they put twists with the characters so we better stay tuned until the end.

Final episodes of the top rating Mara Clara will have public screenings in different barangays:
June 1-Julogan, Tanza, Cavite; June 2- Pleasant Hills, Mandaluyong City; and June 3- Plaza Miranda Quiapo, Manila.

Mara Clara airs on ABS-CBN after Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. It has been reported that Robin Padilla and Bea Alonzo’s new show Guns and Roses will replace the hit teleserye.

Remake of Esperanza might be portrayed by Kathryn Bernardo

Kathryn Bernardo

Now that Kathryn Bernardo’s first hit teleserye Mara Clara is about to end, she is looking forward to new projects that might be given to her.

Mara Clara is in its last 2 weeks and you just can’t get enough of “Mara.” So what’s up for her?

Kathryn is now shooting a movie with co-stars Julia Montes (Clara) and Albie Casiño (Christian). She is reportedly eyed to play another role done by Ms. Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo. It is the remake of her one top rating teleserye “Esperanza.”

During the press conference for Mara Clara, Kathryn said:
Sobrang thankful. Kasi kung matutuloy ang ‘Esperanza’ na sinasabi, sobrang laking project po ‘yun. Sobrang thankful po ako talaga sa tiwalang binibigay nila.”

She feels really honored and overwhelmed if she will land another project that was previously done by Judy Ann.

Sobrang sarap ng feeling kasi si Miss Judy Ann Santos ina-idolize ko lang siya dati. Ngayon parang ako na ang susunod. Kung ano po ang ibigay nilang project gagawin ko na lang po,” the young actress said.

The Mara Clara star admitted that she hasn’t been asked about the said project yet. She would be really excited if the role will be given to her again.

Coco Martin, Judy Ann’s new leading man!

Coco Martin

Coco Martin will be Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo’s new leading man for her comeback movie.

Coco was very delighted upon hearing the news because it is a very good opportunity for his career.”Nung bata pa lang ako pinapanood ko na si Ms. Judy Ann… in Esperanza, Krystala” (When I was young, I always watch Ms. Judy Ann… in Esperanza, Krystala), Coco says in his interview with ABS-CBN. Gina Pareño and Maja Salvador will be part of the movie, too.

It is not the first time that the 2 actors team up together in a movie. In 2001, Coco has a role in Judy Ann’s movie entitled “Lux Txt“.

Currently, Coco it’s portraying a dual role in his teleserye Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. In this series, he play as twins with different personality and beliefs: a soldier and a member of NPA.

Coco is nominated in Urian Awards for his movie Noy. He also won as Best Supporting Actor for his movie Serbis in the same film award. He will also be awarded by Urian as the Actor of the Decade.

This year is the most awaited comeback of Judy Ann in showbiz, after she and Ryan Agoncillo got married(2009) and gave birth with their son Juan Luis(2010).

Judy Ann is also set to be the host in the Philippine edition of Junior MasterChef that will air on ABS-CBN.

Judy Ann Santos “deeply hurt” by Sen. Jamby Madrigal’s statement that she regrets getting the actress as an endorser

judayJudy Ann Santos initially does not want to comment on the recent statement made by Senator Maria Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal about the use of actors in election campaigns.

The sole lady presidential aspirant in the May 2010 elections was caught saying at a forum held recently that: “The use of actors—you had to pay P30 million to endorse you—is an insult to the Filipino intelligence.”

Sen. Madrigal also expressed her regret of getting a celebrity endorser—referring to Judy Ann—during her senatorial campaign in 2004. The senator said, “I have seen the folly of my ways… I will not repeat it because I do not believe you [must] repeat a mistake. But I also don’t believe you should perpetuate lies that are perpetuated by a big budget.”

Judy Ann was hesitant to react to these statements made by Sen. Madrigal because she did not hear it personally. However, to make things clear, the 31-year-old actress related her feelings about the issue during the media conference of her Lactacyd endorsement yesterday, February 15, at Annabel’s restaurant on Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

“I was hurt. I was deeply hurt,” she admitted. “Honestly, in my opinion, sa sinabi niyang mga words na she regrets getting my services… Of course, hindi naman po ako manhid para hindi masaktan dahil buong  paniniwala ko she got my services because she actually believed in me and it was a sincere offer.”

Judy Ann added, “And I think on my behalf, ang masasabi ko lang po talaga ngayon, ‘Okay, ‘yon ang opinyon niya, e.’ Hindi ko po haharangin or hindi po ako makikipag-away, or hindi ko sasagutin ito nang parang wala akong utang ng loob. Edukada po akong tao.”

Judy Ann also recalled the campaign rallies she attended for the senator. “For whatever it’s worth, siguro naman po, sa bawat probinsiyang pinuntahan namin, may lima o tatlong tao akong nakumbinsing iboto siya. Kung nakatulong man ako o hindi sa kampanya niya, hindi ko naman po aangkinin lahat. Siguro nga, baka hindi.”

The actress also related that it was her talent manager Alfie Lorenzo who talked to Sen. Madrigal’s camp about the endorsement. “Before she campaigned for the senatorial run, I already did an infomercial with her. From there, I thought that it’s okay and magkaibigan naman kami and magkapartido naman sila ni Tatay Ron [the late Fernando Poe, Jr.].”

Sarah Geronimo’s upcoming movie with Judy Ann Santos

The Box Office Princess, Sarah Geronimo was too excited in her upcoming movie together with the Box Office Queen, Judy Ann Santos. For Sarah it is an extraordinary project.It is a big challenge for her as an actress because in this movie it focuses in drama and also she’s with Judy Ann. In her former movie, it focuJuday and Sarahsed on a romantic-comedy. It is the first time she make a full time drama movie. According to her, “Medyo challenging bilang actress… Ay! Hindi pala medyo. Challenging talaga.”

Aside from the challenge of her acting career, one of the big challenge for Sarah in the said movie projects is to be with a great actress in its generation. “Blessing na naman from God na makatrabaho ko ang nag-iisang Judy Ann Santos,” she stated. Sarah was very thankful to the trust and support given by ABS-CBN and ASAP families. And also according to her, it is the best and memorable birthday gift in her life.

On the other hand, even Judy Ann Santos was excited to the project. She was sure that Sarah will enhance her acting talent in this movie.  “I’m just hoping na yung konseptong mabigay samin ay maganda at maaappreciate ng mga tao” wishful thinking of Judy Ann; so that the multi-talented actress, Sarah will admire more by the public.

It is the time for Sarah, to faced this kind of challenge as an actress. A different challenge as a Box Office Princess. I wonder how Sarah look like in a heavy drama movie? What do you think?