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What is #MadalingArawMahabangGabi?

Posted in ABS-CBN, Actor, Actress, Angel Locsin, Best Actor, Best Actress, GMA network, Pinoy Fimmaker, Pinoy Movie, Showbiz News with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2012 by Eduard Orgel


The film #MadalingArawMahabangGabi is my cinematic interpretation of everybody’s pursuit for the right level of faith and the desire to experience all kinds of love.
The journey of a hopeless romantic and a family man (Rocco Nacino & Boboy Garovillo), an illiterate and two adventurers who are lost in an unfamiliar culture and language and how they can change the world of a simple man (Bojong Fernandez, Tutti Caringal, Eric Tai & Lou Veloso), a risk-taker, an attention-seeker, and someone with a jaded perspective on life and love (Kean Cipriano, Edgar Allan Guzman & Cherie Gil), someone who seeks to belong and someone who will indulge in a little fantasy to get a little vengeance (Jerald Napoles and Boobay), those who will reconsider their sexual preference and compromise their faith to get the most out of life (Dominic Roco & Karel Marquez) as told from the perspective of those who believe that love can develop overnight (Callum David & Glaiza De Castro), the ones who question the dignity of life (Alchris Galura) and those who are willing to lose their poise to have it all (Angelica Panganiban).
Nicolas Pichay (Co-Writer, Palanca Awards Hall-Of-Famer) and Lawrence Fajardo (Editor, Cinemalaya and Urian Awardee / Amok & Posas) helped me tell these stories and how destinies can change through a long night of a pagan tradition in a 98-minute film.
It opens in Philippine theaters and available on The Filipino Channel (TFC) Pay-Per-View all over the world on November 7, 2012.
-Dante Nico Garcia, Writer/Director, #MadalingArawMahabangGabi


Pamilya ni Tyron perez hindi naniniwalang nag-suicide ito!

Posted in ABS-CBN, Actor, GMA network, Pinoy Movie with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2012 by Eduard Orgel

Tyron Perez

Hindi makapaniwala ang ama ng pumanaw na  actor na si Tyron Perez na bangkay na nang muli niyang makita ang anak.

setyembre pa daw  ng huli sillang magkitang mag ama.

hindi naniniwala si mang  Carlito  na nag suicide  ang  kanyang anak na si  Tyron.

“Sabi ng puso ko, pumasok sa isipan ko. Hindi nagpakamatay ang anak ko. Baka may iba, wala tayong nadinig. Hindi ako naniniwalang pinatay ang sarili niya,” sabi ng ama ni Tyron.

Ganito din  ang paniniwala ni  ate  ni Tyron.

Hindi niya makakalimutan ang pangako  ni Tyron  na tutulungan  niya ang kanyang  mga magulang. December 29 pa nang matagpuan ang bangkay ni Tyron sa loob ng kotse sa Valenzuela, may tama ng caliber .22 na baril

samantala patuloy na dumating ang mga nakikiramay lalo na ang malalapit na  kaibigan  ni Tyron sa Alfonso Chapel sa Concepcion.

Tyron Perez, patay na!

Posted in ABS-CBN, Actor, Entertainment, GMA network, Showbiz News, Star Magic with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2011 by Eduard Orgel
Tyron  Perez

Tyron Perez

Ayon sa report ni Charlie Mendoza ng DZMM, natagpuang patay ang aktor na si Tyron Perez sa isang nakaparadang sasakyan sa Valenzuela City nitong Huwebes ng gabi, December 29.

Ayon sa Valenzuela police, ongoing pa din ang imbestigasyon sa pagkamatay ng Star Magic actor, at suicide ang tinitignan na isang angulo. Namatay ang aktor sa isang tama ng bala ng .22 caliber sa ulo.

Ang 26-year-old actor ay huling napanood sa teleseryeng Mula sa Puso at sa December 3 episode ng Maalaala Mo Kaya.Unang nakilala ang aktor sa reality search ng GMA7 na Star Struck.

Who’s the hottest actress this coming 2012?

Posted in ABS-CBN, Actress, Angel Locsin, Anne Curtis, GMA network, Hottest Actress this coming 2012, Showbiz News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2011 by Eduard Orgel

Will Ernie Garcia soon become the Philippines’ answer to America’s Tom Jones?

Posted in Actor, Actress, CCP, GMA network, International Singer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2011 by Eduard Orgel


Actor-singer-visual artist Ernie Garcia is lately having his hands full with assignments.  The week after his pre-Valentine concert at Richmonde Hotel he got a call from GMA-7 and was told to report to the story conference of a new teleserye, “My Lover, My Wife”.  After another week, he was already in the Kapuso studio taping the first episode!

“My Lover, My Wife”, featuring Maxene Magalona, Luis Alandy, Nadine Samonte and Marco Alcaraz, is being directed by Joselito Altarejos.  Ernie plays supportive and understanding father to Maxene.

The singer-actor is now gathering materials for a new album.  Upon the advice of Repertory Philippines’ stage director Freddie Santos, Ernie intends to record songs along the beat and rhythm of the R&B, country and rock-and-roll hits by Tom Jones, the Grammy award-winning international recording artist from South Wales.

“I must say it’s a brilliant idea!”, quips Ernie.  “Until now, we still don’t have an established local Tom Jones clone.  Tom Jones is such a marvelous performer with a powerful voice!  I like his style.  I  used to open my concert repertoire with his ‘Kiss’ complete with the signature Tom Jones bumps and grinds!”

Freddie Santos was Ernie’s buddy at Repertory when he appeared in stage plays many years back, shuttling between Rep and Teatro Pilipino under National Artist for Theater Rolando Tinio.
He was the one who conceptualized Ernie’s February concert which had for a theme “love in different languages.

Ernie is contemplating to avail of the songwriting skills of TV host-comedian Joey de Leon.  “I like Joey’s contemporary danceable songs with sexy and naughty lyrics”, says Ernie.

But does Joey still have time to compose new songs, what with his daily shows and travels?

“Well, I can settle for his old compositions as long as they fall under Tom Jones’ category!  Pero ‘wag naman ‘yong lumang-luma”, Ernie says.

Would he mind being called a “Tom Jones copycat”?

“I wouldn’t mind at all.  That’s what I really want to become!”, seriously replies Ernie.


The special screening of Mario O’Hara’s 1985 masterpiece “Bagong Hari” starring Dan Alvaro in the title role scheduled last Saturday, March 5, at the Tanghalang Manuel Conde of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, was called off due to some power supply problem caused by a busted transformer.  All the establishments and offices within the CCP Complex were affected.

All shows scheduled for that day were cancelled.  “ZsaZsa Zaturnnah…Ze Musikal..Back with a Vengeance!” which was supposed to play at 3pm and 8pm had to be cancelled too.  Chris Millado, the musical’s director was at the gate personally saying “Sorry!” to the guests.

O’Hara came very early, and so did Alvaro.  His niece Glaiza de Castro was already on the way to the venue with her parents, brother Alchris Galura and family. Lance Raymundo (who playedEmilio Aguinaldo in O’Hara’s Cinemalaya film ‘Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio’) also came very early to give Direk Mario O’Hara some moral support.  Media practitioners Art Tapalla, Alwyn Ignacio, Noel Mallonga, UPFI’s Nonoy Lauzon and many others also came only to be told about the postponement.

“Bagong Hari” screening has been rescheduled on March 12, 2pm, Saturday.

Brillante Mendoza film, inaabangan!

Posted in ABS-CBN, Actor, Actress, Best Actor, Best Actress, CCP, Cinemalaya, dennis adobas, GMA network, Pinoy Fimmaker, Pinoy Movie, Showbiz News, TV5 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by Eduard Orgel



Brillante Mendoza

Brillante Mendoza


 Isabelle Huppert

Isabelle Huppert and Chanel Latorre and others cast of "PREY"

Tapos na tapos na ang principal photography ng “Prey”, ang latest film project ng internationally acclaimed Filipino filmmaker na si Brillante Mendoza.  Kinunan ito sa apat na lugar:  Batangas, Quezon, Rizal sa South at (Subic) Zambales sa North.

Ang “Prey” ay tumatalakay sa mga hostage-taking incidents ng mga local at foreign tourists ng Abu Sayyaf. Pinaka-peg ng kuwento ang madramang nangyari sa Dos Palmas Resort sa Palawan mga ilang taon na ang nakakaraan.  The script is written by Boots Agbayani Pastor based on various researches, interviews.  Mismong si Direk Brillante Mendoza ay nagpunta sa Mindanao para magsaliksik!

The cast of “Prey” is an assemblage of top actors from the movies, television and theater.  Headlining the cast is French acting icon Isabelle Huppert who was twice proclaimed Cannes Filmfest Best Actress for her performances in “Violette” (1978) and “The Piano Teacher” (2001). She is considered “France’s counterpart of America’s Meryl Streep” in terms of acting capacity and various roles played onscreen.

Kasama rin sa cast ng “Prey” sina Maria Isabel Lopez, Sid Lucero,Raymond Bagatsing, Chanel Latorre, Ronnie Lazaro, Neil Ryan Sese,Kristoffer King, Mercedes Cabral, Bernard Palanca, Mon Confiado, Tado, Raymund Nullan, Angel Aquino, Perry Dizon, Rustica Carpio, Allan Paule at iba pa.

Malamang na isasali ang “Prey” sa 2011 Cannes Film Festival sa Cannes, France in May 2011.


Bukod sa singing ay binabalikan din ng singer-actor na si Ernie Garcia ang pag-arte.

Kasama si Ernie sa cast ng teleserye na “My Lover, My Wife” ng GMA-7 playing the role of Maxene Magalona’s loving and supportive father.

Ang iba pang artistang nasa cast ng “My Lover, My Wife” ay sina Luis Alandy, Marco Alcaraz at Nadine Samonte.  Sa direksyon ni Jay Altarejos.

Last month ay lumabas naman si Ernie sa isang episode ng dramatization of real stories on “Face To Face” ng TV5.

Babalikan din ni Ernie ang recording.  Upon the advice of stage director Freddie Santos (dati niyang kasamahan sa Repertory Philippines), magre-record siya ng mga kantang Tagalog na katipo ng mga kanta ni Tom Jones.  Kasalukuyan siyang nakikipag-usap sa mga composers para magpagawa ng mga kantang ganito.


Bago pa sila nagkakilala ni Ernie Garcia, dati na palang nagpo-produce si Dr. Rey Carpio ng mga beauty pageants.  Siya ang producer ng “Queen of the East” at “Philippine Super Model” contests some years ago.

Si Dr.Carpio ang producer ng pre-Valentine concert ni Ernie sa Eastwood Richmonde Hotel grand ballroom sa Libis, Quezon City, last February 12.  Pinamagatang “Ernie Garcia…Loving You”, ito’y nagtampok din kay Mark Anthony Carpio as special guest performer.

Presidente si Dr. Carpio ng Grand Monaco Estate Developers, Inc. na may 12 locations including Antipolo, Caloocan, Marikina, Novaliches, Paranaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig and Taytay.

GMEDI maintains a pool of accredited brokers backed up by promotional strategies of putting up sales exhibits at the malls, billboards at strategic locations, saturation within the 4.6 radius of the project sites, leafleting, mobile ads and open house activities.

Grand Monaco housing projects have been selling like hot cakes.  Gross sales for 2010 reached P600-million (up from only P5-million in 2003) and tripled 2009’s performance.

Baron, mas bagay as Hubert Webb!

Posted in ABS-CBN, Actor, Actress, Best Actor, Best Actress, CCP, Celibrity Couple, Entertainment, GMA network, Pinoy Fimmaker, Pinoy Movie, Reklamo, Showbiz News, Star Magic, UP Diliman with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2011 by Eduard Orgel


Baron Geisler

Baron Geisler

Seryoso kaya ang mega-couple na sina Carlo J. Caparas at Donna Villa sa balak nilang isapelikula ang buhay ni Hubert Webb?  Totoo kayang si Gerald Anderson ang nasa isip nilang gumanap sa papel ni Hubert?

Kung kami ang tatanungin, mas bagay na Hubert Webb si Baron Geisler.  Bakit?  Proven na bilang mahusay na dramatic actor si Baron.  Built-in ang angas niya at hindi na kailangang i-motivate.  Sa physical aspects, masyadong tisoy si Gerald unlike Baron na tempered ang pagka-German mestizo niya na tulad ni Hubert.

Nasa rehab ngayon si Baron to cure his alcohol addiction at dalawang buwan pa ang hihintayin para makapag-umpisang mag-shoot na tamang-tama lang kasi halos ganundin katagal ang pre-production phase ng project.

Kung si Gerald ang kukunin bilang Hubert, dadaan pa sila sa Star Magic  na may reputation as mahirap kausap.

Direk Carlo, Ms. Donna, si Baron na!


“ZsaZsa Zaturnnah…Ze Musikal…Vack With A Vengeance” opened to a full house last Saturday.
To think na marami itong kasabay na palabas!

Maraming latecomers na na-traffic ang hindi nakapasok.  Alam mo naman ang CCP, mahigpit talaga sa oras!

As usual, pinalakpakan nang husto ang performances nina Eula Valdes, Rocky Salumbides, Gabe Mercado, Tuxs Rutaquio, Pinky Amador at pati na ang ensemble actors ng Tanghalang Pilipino.

Medyo na-turn off ang ibang manonood sa tahasang paggamit sa mga personal na isyu nina Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos at Sharon Cuneta para lamang makapagpatawa ng audience.  It was in bad taste, kahit na sabihin pang artistic freedom lang naman ‘yon!  Ganyan ka na ba, Chris Martinez?
Was that intended para magkaroon ng ingay ang rerun ng “Zaturnnah”? Why did Chris Millado allow it?  How utterly disgusting!

Anyway, hanggang March 13 pa ang palabas.  Tawag sa 8323661/8321125 local 1620 at 1621 para sa mga tiket.  That is, kung may mabibili pa kayo.  Ang alam kasi namin ay sold out na lahat ng tiket for all dates!


Isa pang must-see stage event ay ang “Amphitryon”, Dulaang UP’s fourth production in celebration of its 35th anniversary celebration.  Sinulat ni Heinrick von Kleist at isinalin sa Tagalog ni Jerry Respeto at pinamamahalaan ni Jose Estrella, ito ay palabas pa rin sa Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor, Palma Hall, UP-Diliman, Quezon City.

“Amphitryon” stars Neil Ryan Sese, Lex Marcos, Diana Malahay, Wenah Nagales, George de Jesus, Paolo O’Hara, Lucky de Mesa and Natasha Cabrera.

Hanggang March 6, 2011 ang palabas.