Reviews of local horror films in 2019, Part 2

June 20, 2019
“KUWARESMA” by Erik Matti starts as a family drama about a young man, Luis (Kent Gonzales), who is called back home to Baguio after his twin sister, Manuela (Pam Gonzales), suddenly died. He’s taking up engineering in Lucena and you’d wonder why he’ll study there when Baguio has many good schools, starting with St. Louis. Anyway, he goes home and his parents, Rebecca and Arturo (Sharon Cuneta and John Arcilla), both remain silent and won’t reveal to him how his sister died.

Karel nagsilang sa pangatlong anak

June 20, 2019
NAGSILANG na ang singer-actress na si Karel Marquez (32) ng kanyang first baby with businessman husband na si Sean Farinas na isang boy na kanilang pinangalanang Kobe Federico. Ang husband ni Karel ay big fan ng L.A. Lakers ng NBA basketball team particularly si Kobe Bryant kaya isinunod niya kay Kobe ang first name ng unang baby nila ng kanyang wife.

Eddie wagi sa Urian

June 20, 2019
KUNG hindi lamang in comatose state ngayon ang movie icon na si Eddie Garcia sanhi ng aksidenteng tinamo nito habang nagti-taping ng kanyang bagong TV series sa GMA, tiyak na personal nitong tinanggap ang kanyang pinakabagong parangal mula sa Gawad Urian ng Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Ang 90-year- award-winning veteran actor-director ay nanalong Best Actor para sa kanyang indie movie na “ML” na ginanap sa UP Film Institute nung nakaraang Martes ng gabi, June 18.

Isko nangangailangan ng tulong

June 20, 2019
ALAM ng 44-year-old actor-politician na si Isko Moreno na hindi magiging madali ang kanyang kakaharaping malaking responsibility bilang pinakabagong mayor ng Maynila na una niyang napagsilbihan in his capacity bilang konsehal at vice-mayor.

Vice Ganda spoiled brat?

June 20, 2019
Nakapagbibiro siya sa It's Showtime mentioning (and praising) rival show, Eat Bulaga. Nabibiro niya nang ganun na lamang si Charo Santos na dating presidente ng network at may mataas pa ring katungkulan hanggang ngayon. Napagsalita niya on air si Willie Revillame na alam ng lahat ay isa nang Kapuso (with his show, Wowowin aired on GMA7).

Sa KapareWho ng Showtime, may nagka-tuluyan

June 20, 2019
Kung sikat ba, sasali ba sila rito? Think again. Mabuti nga, tulad sa Ang Probinsyano, nabibigyan sila ng pagkakataon na mapanood pa sa TV. Matatandaang sina Via Veloso and Katrina Paula, na piniling kapares ang basketball player na si Mark Andaya at ang Itchyworms bassist na si Kelvin Yu, ay napanood dito, gayundin sina Jeric Raval, Mon Confiado, Keempee de Leon, Carlos Agassi, at Wowie De Guzman months ago.

Mikey at manager-lover, may pasabog

June 19, 2019
Kaya walang isyu sa City Government of Taipei ang kanyang pagiging miyembro ng LGBTQ+ para kunin siyang muli bilang ambassador nito. Last year, malaki ang naitulong ni Mikey sa Fun Taipei promotional campaign ng capital city ng Taiwan. To date, his music video "My New Crushie" has one million views - and counting. And based on the latest statistics report of Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the number of visitors from the Philippines in 2018 grew 44% from 2017 - the highest growth in Southeast Asian region. Ito rin ang dahilan kung bakit kinuha siya uli para sa bago nitong campaign na #UndiscoveredTaipei.

Makisig ikinasal na sa beauty queen GF

June 19, 2019
IKINASAL na nitong nakaraaang Lunes, June 17, ang singer and former child actor na si Makisig Morales (22) to his Fil-Aussie beauty queen fiancée na si Nicole Joson sa isang intimate beach wedding sa La Perouse in Sydney, Australia na dinaluhan ng kanilang respective families and close friends.

Bea nakiuso na rin

June 18, 2019
JOINING the league of successful Kapuso star-entrepreneurs (like Marvin Agustin, Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza and Kris Bernal) is Bea Binene who recently opened her own franchise of Mix and Brew Café at the food court of SM Megamall (Bldg. A). Since this is the first time ng 21-year-old actress na pumasok sa negosyo, she admits na very hands-on umano siya sa lahat ng bagay related to the business.

Dating waiter, may-ari na ng maraming restaurant

June 18, 2019
Na-enjoy man ni Marvin ang pagiging matinee idol nang pumutok ang tambalan nila ni Jolina Magdangal, dumating din sa point na naging matumal ang TV and movie offers at dito niya nakita ang opportunity na makapag-aral. He took up culinary course na naging daan ng pagpasok niya sa restaurant business. Nagpatuloy din siya ng pag-aaral sa Ateneo School of Business at sa Asian Institute of Management para matutunan ang pagma-manage ng kanyang napakaraming restaurant business ngayon. Pero hindi pa rin iniwan ni Marvin ang kanyang first love, ang pagiging isang actor.

Solenn on being a new ‘third wheel’: ‘Love or hate me’

June 18, 2019
SOLENN Heussaff’s entry in GMA-7’s hit romcom on primetime, “Love You Two”, is helping boost the show’s ratings. She gives a contagiously energetic performance in her role as Lianne Martinez, Gabby Concepcion’s ex-girlfriend who returns to his life and competes with Jennylyn Mercado for his attention. But Solenn’s Lianne is not really written as a contravida as she’s on friendly terms with Jen as Raffy.