WOW, Ian F., must-see ito, especially among Angel Locsin’s fans and followers. Part na siya of the noontime musical show ng ABS-CBN na It’s Showtime starting today.
“Once a week muna ako,” Angel said. “I’m glad Jun Santiago (business unit head of the program) understands. Sabi ko sa kanya, let me test the water first, kumbaga. First time kong mag-host ng isang tv program. Kaya, please bear with me, ha,” pahayag pa ni Angel.
The actress will also be so busy taping for her new series, Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin, this August. The series marks several firsts in Angel’s showbiz career. First time niya to work with Jericho Rosales, her leading man, Christopher de Leon, who will play her dad, and Maja Salvador, tasked to do a kontrabida role.
Also in the cast are Mark Gil, Rio Locsin and Bernard Palanca, among others.
Directing Hanggang… is Rory Quintos, Angel’s director in Lobo, her first series sa ABS-CBN.
Of course, Toda Max, her comedy-romance series with Vhong Navarro and Pokwang, will be there, too. As she said: “I cannot imagine my week na ’di nagti-taping for Toda Max. Kumbaga, part of my system na ang show kong ito.”
Toda Max has been extended for several seasons na. It is directed by Malu Sevilla with Cynthia Jordan as executive producer.
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How nice for some artists, both in the U.S. and the Philippines, na mag-unite for a common cause. This time, it is the effort to call for global awareness and excite positive leadership in the face of direct economic and military aggression of China against the Philippines.
Guess how. Via a song called Change the World.
The group call themselves “Filipinos Unite” or “FU,” for short.
Here’s the inspiring story about the birth of FU. Sa America, involved pareho ang U.S.-based Filipino businesswoman and philantrophist na si Loida Nicolas Lewis at si Vhong Santos, chair of the organization, na mag-organize ng rallies with the U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance (USPGG) around the world, mula pa noong 2011, nang in-announce ng China na mag-i-install sila ng million-dollar oil rig within the territory of the country.
It was when our Marines at the Ayungin Shoal came under pressure ng Chinese warship surrounding it, that the USPGG decided to organize its first rally in July 24 across the globe.
When tension between China and the Philippines worsened, that’s when Vhong proposed a strategy to do something different.
Why not add something daw of positive approach sa kanilang ipinaglalaban? That’s when, he said, they called on a group of artist-friends to help compose a song and video, which will best express their advocacy.
Sabi nga ni Roxanne Barcelo, who now carries the screen name “Roxee B:” “If our stand to change the world for the better, sa pamamagitan ng pagra-rally, we will sing it loud na lang.”
Kung sabagay, it may prove to be more effective.
Good luck, FU.
Roxee is the spokesperson of the organization.