Limelight

Efren Reyes, Jr. searches for actor-singer to essay April Boy Regino in biopic

By Boy Villasanta Veteran of one movie director Efren Reyes, Jr. is in the thick of things looking for the right actor-singer to portray the colorful and intriguing life of the late pop icon April Boy Regino. According to Efren, WaterPlus Productions, the company to produce “Idol (The April Boy Regino Story),” is currently holding submissions of demo reels of …

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Nick Joaquin Literary Awards: A gathering of giants in the arts

By Boy Villasanta It is the fourth year of the Graphic Salute Awards organized by the Philippine Graphic and Philippine Graphuc Reader. The Graphic Salute Awards is a component of the Nick Joaquin Literary Awards (NJLA), a jewel event that recognizes the brilliance and relevance of Filipino writers. As such, whoever wins in the various categories of NJLA are given …

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Angeline Quinto weds Nonrev Daquina in historic Quiapo Church

By Boy Villasanta Centuries-old Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo District in Manila was the backdrop of the distinct wedding of singer Angeline Quinto and boyfriend Nonrev Daquina. Not many celebrities tie the knot in the miraculous church and Angeline and Nonrev made the difference. Quinto walked the huge aisle of Quiapo Church in her exquisite gown. Among the …

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Action star Efren Reyes, Jr. immortalizes late pop icon April Boy Regino in film

By Boy Villasanta  How an action star and a screen villain in Efren Reyes, Jr. makes the life of the late rock star April Boy Regino an eternal piece of biopic? How can an award-winning actor in Efren Reyes, Jr. preserve and repose the music of April Boy as an artist of the masses? Simply put, by directing them. After …

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Greg Homan gets married to Angelica Panganiban for the second time

By Boy Villasanta As if to defy conventions and to secure their love for each other, Filipina actress Angelica Panganiban and Fil-Aussie businessman Gregg Homan tied the knot for the second time. Last December 31, 2023 Angelica and Gregg got married in the United Stated of America. On April 29, 2024, the controversial couple exchanged “I dos” in a beach …

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Jose Javier Reyes is now FDCP Chair

By Boy Villasanta Filmmaker Jose Javier Reyes was appointed Monday, April 8, 2024 by the Office of the President as the new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). Reyes, better known as Joey Reyes in the film circle, replaced actor Tirso Cruz III whp resigned last month due to personal reasons,. …

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South Cotabato rappers win Baraptasan 2024

By Boy Villasanta South Cotabato Province has made history once more not in the geo-political upheavals but in the socio-cultural breakthroughs as well. They are the mix of the indigenous and contemporary social traditions and heritage reserves. Just like some of its Koronadal residents who gathered together to showcase their musical as well as literary prowess in rap and traditional …

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Joscephine Gomez: Let not physical disabilities impede one’s creativity and artistry

When she was a little girl, Joscephine Gomez contracted a rare eye disease—retinoblastoma which occurs among children aged from birth to six years old. From then on, Joscephine was an unusual person who wouldn’t be reduced to self-pity. “I would always fight for my right as an individual even if I was still a small girl,” she recalled. Gomez persevered …

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Actress Mara Lopez holds engagement party with American businessman fiance in US

As if a romantic engagement between two people wasn’t enough, the engaged couple still held a party to announce to the world the officialdom of the fiance’s marriage proposal to his beloved. That was exactly what happened when future bride Mara Lopez and groom  Chandler Booth decided and carried out an engagement party in the US recently. Mara and Chandler …

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Show business losses four illustrious luminaries in a row

The mirthful show business is painfully mourning the deaths of its luminaries recently. The bleak news started with the sudden demise of award-winning actress Jaclyn Jose due to myocardial infarction or a heart attack. While Jaclyn, Mary Jane Santa Ana Guck in real life, was being paid homage by the whole entertainment industry, veteran and iconic theater, film and television …

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