Christmas”DUMARAMI ANG MGA TALA TUWING KAPASKUHAN!”— mula sa “19” (disinueve)
IN THE VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS VIDEO ABOVE OF ABS-CBN CHANNEL 2, YOU’D SEE MS. JUDY ANN SANTOS GIVING A CRAYON PENCIL TO A YOUNG KID… IT’S A VERY SYMBOLICAL ACT. AND THIS BLOGGER, SSSIP (*ME), WOULD LIKE TO CHERISH THAT ACT… FOREVER.
IT’S NOW THE MONTH OF SEPTEM”BER”. AND WHEN ENDING MONTHS OF THE YEAR ENDS WITH “BER”, YOU’LL START TO FEEL THE COMING YULETIDE SEASON, AND THE STARS IN THE SKY ALL STARTS “SHINING” IN. TRILLIONS AND TRILLIONS OF STARS IN THE SKY… FOREVER!
ABS-CBN’s master teleserye “Ikaw Lamang” quickly captured the hearts of TV viewers as the premiere of the series starring Teleserye King Coco Martin and Teleserye Princess Kim Chiu won the national TV ratings and became a hot topic on social media.
According to data from Kantar Media last Monday (March 10), “Ikaw Lamang’s” pilot episode scored a national TV rating of 27.4%, or almost 12 points higher than its rival program on GMA, “Carmela” (16.1%). The show also conquered social networking sites such as Twitter, where the hashtag #IkawLamangGrandPilot became the number one worldwide trending topic.
TV viewers and netizens alike praised the story, casting, cinematography, musical scoring, and production design of ABS-CBN’s master teleserye.
For award-winning director Jerome Pobocan, “Ikaw Lamang” is the must-watch teleserye of the season.
“The scenes are beautifully photographed and sensitively directed. It is a magnificent display of thespian craft by both its young and adult stellar cast,” said Direk Jerome.
Entertainment editor Dindo Balares, on the other hand, shared that what he loved the most about the series is its main theme. “The story is epic. It mirrors the huge difference between the lives of Filipinos who are extremely wealthy and extremely poor.”
Meanwhile, TV viewers will surely be more hooked on the thickening plot of “Ikaw Lamang” now that Coco, Kim, Jake Cuenca, and Julia Montes will soon appear in the series as the friends Samuel, Isabelle, Franco, and Mona.
How will time change the good relationship of the four kids? Will their bond become stronger over time, or will it be broken because of their families’ differences?
Don’t miss the the timeless master teleserye, “Ikaw Lamang” weeknights after “Honesto” on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. For more information about “Ikaw Lamang” visit the show’s official social media accounts.
“we saw the first week full episodes of this new teleserye, and the kids acted so well and great! what a beautiful first part episodes… truly amazing! kudos to zaijan jaranilla (napakaguwapo pala ng batang ito habang lumalaki na at mas lalong nagiging intense as a child actor), xyriel manabat (na kuhang-kuha ang sakada kid character na kanyang ginagampanan), louise abuel (apo kaya ito ng veteran actor na si tommy abuel, ang galing-galing!), at si ms. alyanna angeles na tunay na napaka-refreshing ng registration ng acting sa TV screen!… next week, wala na ang mga bata dahil lalaki na sila bilang sina coco martin, julia montes, jake cuenca at ms. kim chiu. pero siguro, makikita pa rin sila sa mga flashbacks…. kaka-excite! watch pa rin kami next week dahil malalaki na sila at mas lalong tila mas masarap panoorin! go!”
ABS-CBN pays tribute to different Filipinos, whose inspiring stories have touched the hearts and ignited the passion of people working for the network on and off cam, in its newest Christmas station ID launched on Wednesday.
Dubbed as “Magkasama Tayo sa Kwento ng Pasko,” this year’s Christmas station ID becomes a vehicle to share these stories to Filipinos here and across the globe. It also highlights the bond that ABS-CBN have forged with its audience through the years.
Seven stories were researched by ABS-CBN’s Integrated Creative Communications Management division and for each story, an artist was chosen based on who would best help tell their touching true-to-life tales.
“These stories of simple yet remarkable individuals will always be ABS-CBN’s inspiration in delivering its commitment to be of service to every Filipino. And for the many years that they have allowed us inside their homes, we only have gratefulness. Being accepted by Filipinos as their Kapamilya is by far our greatest achievement. Our journey with them has been remarkable. We can only look forward to many more years with them,” said Robert Labayen, head of Integrated Creative Communications Management.
For instance, the only wish of Nanay Baby of Isla Pulos for Christmas was to have an autographed picture of Kim Chiu, the actress who stayed in their humble home (which didn’t have any electricity) for an episode of the show “I Dare You” two years ago.
She was definitely in awe when the one who delivered her requested photo was Chiu herself. Together with Xian Lim, the actress reconnected with Nanay Baby, whom she considers like a mother in that short span of time she lived with her family.
Judy Ann Santos, meanwhile, wanted to spend time with women who were victims of violence, having portrayed an abused wife in her last teleserye “Huwag ka Lang Mawawala.”
Women from the Women’s Crisis Center were brought to Our Lady of Victory chapel in Malabon knowing that they will be interviewed about their past experiences and how they have moved on, but not knowing that Santos would be there waiting for them. The actress sat down with them, talked with them and even served them a simple merienda of pancit, chicken and puto to the women’s delight.
As a security guard of the Star Magic office in ABS-CBN, Gualberto Isla Jr. opens the door for artists like John Lloyd Cruz, when they drop by the office. Unfortunately, he had to be relieved of his duties due to malignant melanoma which affected his left under-eye area. His simple wish was to be able to go back to work so that he can provide for his family. One rainy afternoon, an unexpected visitor entered Isla’s home in Rodriguez, Rizal and it was none other than Cruz himself.
Meanwhile, Cyril Perales is a habal-habal driver in Cebu who hardly make ends meet together with his wife Evelyn to support their seven children. Alhough life is tough for them, they take pride in having a happy family with simple joys. They save up for two months just to be able to cook spaghetti and buy bread for Christmas dinner.
Having heard this story, Cebu-born actor Enrique Gil flew to Cebu, with several balikbayan boxes containing gifts for all nine family members. Not only that, Gil also surprised the whole family with their first-ever Noche Buena feast, complete with the famous lechon Cebu.
Gemma Solomon is an OFW in Hong Kong who battled breast cancer. Although she was longing for the care of her family back in Bicol, she decided to stay in Hong Kong because of the medical benefits the government provides for foreign workers like her. Like any other mother who wants to provide for her children, she fights homesickness every day, in the hope of giving them a better life.
When Piolo Pascual heard about her story, he agreed to fly to Hong Kong immediately, carrying with him a video message from her family. Solomon could hardly believe that the actor appeared right before her eyes on a random Sunday morning at the Hong Kong harbor.
Simplicio Yoma is a war veteran living in the Bay Area in California, who misses his family back home in the Philippines. One day at the Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco, Gerald Anderson came up to him and surprised him with a video message from his family. It is a very personal moment for the actor since Anderson’s father is also in the military.
An avid TFC subscriber, Nanay Dely thought she was only visiting Sam Milby’s shoot in downtown San Francisco. Without her knowledge, her husband Tatay Fermin was about to fulfill her long-time dream that day – a marriage proposal – as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. With the help of Milby, Tatay Fermin started to carry out his plan by serenading Nanay Dely with their theme song, “Portrait of My Love.” Holding out a placard saying, “Minahal at inalagaan mo ako nang higit sa iyong sarili. Pakakasal ka ba sa akin MULI?,” Tatay Fermin broke into tears even before Nanay Dely was able to give her resounding, “yes.” They now plan to get married again this December.
“Magkasama Tayo Sa Kwento Ng Pasko” was written by Labayen, with music composed, arranged and produced by Bojam De Belen, Thyro Alfaro, Jeli Mateo. It was performed by “The Voice of the Philippines” coaches Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo and Lea Salonga with grand winner Mitoy Yonting and finalists Klarisse De Guzman, Janice Javier and Myk Perez.
The 2013 ABS-CBN Christmas station ID was created by ABS-CBN Integrated Creative Communications Management headed by Labayen, Johnny Delos Santos, Patrick de Leon and Ira Zabat. It was directed by Johnny Delos Santos, Peewee Gonzales, Paolo Ramos and Carmelo Saliendra.
The much-awaited series of teen stars Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo “Got To Believe” will finally premiered last August 26.
Directed by box-office director Cathy Garcia-Molina, “Got To Believe” tells the story of an unexpected romance between rich and “spoiled’ prince” Joaquin (Padilla) and Chichay (Bernardo), a simple girl with big dreams.
Last Monday night, Bernardo also promoted the soap’s newest trailer on social media.
Joining Padilla and Bernardo in the new soap are Manilyn Reynes, Benjie Paras, Ian Veneracion and Carmina Villarroel.
On Monday night, ABS-CBN announced the last two weeks of Judy Ann Santos’ hit series “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala.”
“Malapit na po ang 20th birth anniversary ni Kuya AJ!~ I miss him so so so much….”
from sip & sip 🙂
“Yay, AJ Perez is turning 20 na pala on February 17! How time flies! If he’s only still alive now, he ‘s a young man who knows already what’s best for him. Or maybe, baka nag-propose na siya ng wedding sa girlfriend niyang si Steph Ayson! Haha. Or maybe, kasing-level na n’ya si Johnlloyd Cruz sa kasikatan sa Kapamilya Network. Anyway, wherever he is now, he’s happy. At hinding-hindi niya iiwan ang lahat ng mga taong nagmamahal sa kanya!”
YES, THREE DAYS AFTER VALENTINE’S DAY, THE LATE TEEN ACTOR, AJ PEREZ TURNS 20 YEARS OLD.
AJ HAS A HEART OF GOLD, A VERY LOVING HEART. KAYA NAMAN ANG BIRTHDAY N’YA AY VERY MEANINGFUL, RIGHT AFTER VALENTINE’S DAY NA ARAW NG MGA PUSO.
UNTIL NOW, AJ’S LEGACY LIVES ON. KAMAKAILAN LANG, NAGKAROON NG CHARITY EVENT SA U.P. DILIMAN NG FREE EYE CHECK-UP UNDER EYE BANK FOUNDATION.
SA MGA HINDI PA NAKAKAALAM, AJ’S EYES WAS DONATED TO THE EYE BANK FOUNDATION. NAGKAROON NA NG RECIPIENT ANG KANYANG MGA MATA NA ISANG ANONYMOUS YOUNG MAN.
KAYA PARA SA BLOGGER NA ITO, BUHAY PA SI AJ. BUHAY PA ANG KANYANG MGA MATA.
MASKI WALA NA S’YA, TUMUTULONG PA RIN SIYA SA MGA TAONG NAGMAMAHAL SA KANYA.
Hindi namin inaasahan na mag-e-enjoy kami ng husto sa panonood ng teleseryeng “Ina, Kapatid, Anak” isang gabi. Iniiwasan kasi namin nung una na panoorin ito dahil ewan ba namin, medyo asiwa kami sa isang senior actress na kasama sa teleseryeng ito dahil pangit na pangit kami sa style of acting niya. Pero isang gabi, sa pang-engganyo ng aming butihing ina, pinanood namin ng buo ang isang episode ng “Ina, Kapatid, Anak”. At laking gulat namin sa aming sarili, nagustuhan namin ng husto ang teleseryeng ito! Lalo pa ang acting nina Miss Pilar Pilapil, Enchong Dee, Kim Chiu at Xian Lim.
Medyo nawala na rin ang pagka-asiwa namin sa isang medyo senior nang actress sa teleseryeng ito. Gumaganap siya bilang nanay ng isang bida dito. Nagustuhan na namin ang acting niya at medyo alam na niya na huwag “mag-overact” o masyadong “mag-characterize” dahil doon kami naaasiwa. Natuto na siyang maging SUBTLE ng kaunti sa acting.
Eh, ang gaganda pa naman ng mga eksena sa episode na ‘yun. Pinagtagpo-tagpo ng lola (very classy pa rin ang style ni Miss Pilar Pilapil dito maski na ‘lola’ na ang kanyang role!) ang dalawang kampo at pamilya para ma-settle na ang isyu ukol sa pagiging isang “surrogate daughter” ni Kim Chiu. Pero haun, lalo lamang nag-away-away ang lahat! Lalong naipit si Kim Chiu kung paano tutuklasin ang sarili niya! Pilit man siyang ayain ng kanyang adopted mother na si Miss Cherry Pie Picache (medyo um-okey na rin ang acting ni Ms. Picache sa teleseryeng ito at alam na niyang huwag ‘manapaw ng husto’ sa mga kaeksena niya) na umuwi na ay tumanggi pa rin si Kim. Dapat kasing malutas muna ang problema niya sa kanyang “tunay na pagkatao”.
Buti na lang, nariyan ang napakaguwapong si Xian Lim who’s always beside Kim Chiu in times of need. Nakakakilig ang mga eksena nila.
At siyempre pa, bilib din kami sa pag-arte dito ni Enchong Dee. Na-touch kami ng husto sa eksena ni Enchong kasama ang ang ina niya (na ginagampanan ni Mickey Ferriols) sa isang eksena. Kuhang-kuha ni Enchong ang proper emotions to convery his emotions in that scene na isinama niya ang kanyang ina sa bagong bahay nilang barong-barong na lang. Dati kasi silang mayaman na naghirap na.
Abangan ang nalalapit na BOOK TWO ng “Ina, Kapatid, Anak”. NAKAKASABIK! Kasi, may bago nang character na papasok- walang iba kundi si ALEX VINCENT MEDINA, ang baguhang aktor na lumilikha na ng alingangas ngayon sa mundo ng showbiz.
Ano kaya ang magiging papel ni Alex sa teleseryeng ito? Masapawan kaya niya ang mga “kagalingan at kaguwapuhan” nina Xian at Enchong? Abangan.
Go lang ng go, at abangan gabi-gabi ang “Ina, Kapatid, Anak”!
AS THEY SAY, DRESS-UP A LOVELY WOMAN AND LIFE WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL…
AS HER HAIR DANCED WITH THE RHYTHMS OF HER SKIRT, THE SUN WILL CLAP HER ARROWS,
AS HER SMILE AND COMFORTING TOUCH OF HAND REACHED YOUR VERY SOUL, THE WIND WILL BLOW ITS HORNS…
AND AS THOSE CLOTHES FITTED HER CURVES AND SKIN, THE WATER WILL SPLASH “NEW-BORN’ LIVES.
LET THEM SHINE,
LET THEM LOVE
AND LET THEM INSPIRE…
FOR THE YEAR 2012
THESE GREAT FEMALE CELEBRITIES SPARKED WITH TRENDY CLOTHES
AND AS THEIR IMAGES SHONE-UP FAR-ABOVE THE SKIES,
LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN.
MEET SIP & SIP’S OWN LIST OF-
“THE TOP 25 BEST-DRESSED FEMALE CELEBRITIES OF 2012”!
(“These are my own personal choices and not to be contested by anyone, ok?”— sip & sip.)
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY: MR. ROBERT MANUGUID SILVERIO
1.) CHARO SANTOS- Her dignified look is almost like a “royalty”. Her graceful and ‘illuminating’ aura is so magical, beautiful, captivating… She’s the epitome of a beautiful woman in a wonderful dress, consistently throughout the years.
2.) IZA CALZADO- Her towering height and proportioned body curves made her a good dresser. Undoubtedly, she shines so much in a long evening gown!
3.) CHERIE GIL- A blogger was greatly astounded when he accidentally saw the wondrous beauty of this “half-retired” actress in the Opening Night of Cinema One Originals Filmfest. She was wearing a very simple ‘knee-length’ gown colored white and she looked like a “beautiful fairy”!
4.) ALESSANDRA DE ROSSI- Perfect. No words could best describe this enigmatic actress but “perfect”. She looked so trendy in a jersey sleeveless gray blouse and pants (she wore it on Cinema One Originals Grand Press Conference)- that made her look “tomboyish” but oh so lovely! Oh my!
5.) ANNE CURTIS- I could see in her the “young” Gloria Romero and Melanie Marquez- mixed into one- wearing all those designer’s clothes of Valera and Salud during their heydays… This time, though, it’s Anne’s turn!
6.) HANNA DELOS REYES- She’s Lance Raymundo’s girlfriend. A celebrity stylist herself who intellegently knows how to “style” herself in those big showbiz events wherein she’s frequently seen with her b.f.!
7.) KC CONCEPCION- She’s always so lovely in RED.
8.) AIAI DELAS ALAS- Creative, brillant, colorful. This is Miss AiAi’s style of dressing. And it’s awesome!
9.) MAXENEMAGALONA- This teen actress will reach greatness in style and bearing if she continues to be demure, soft-spoken and well-bred in the eyes of the public. Her sexiness exudes so much in a body-hugging dress that fits her slim body to the max (she wore it on Cinema One Originals Grand Press Conference)!
10.) SOLENN HEUSAFF- Her ready full smile, friendly gesture and “unassuming” personality always makes her so good to look at, much more, in a lovely skirt!
11.) DAWN ZULUETA- Her snobbish looks and arrogant attitude made people shy-away from her, but Miss Dawn Zulueta’s great fashion style could never be ignored in the eyes of everyone.
12.) EULA VALDEZ- Her poise and sophistication made her look even more beautiful, as she elegantly carries her dress in those TV teleseryes she had recently appeared in. She looked so well-dressed in one of her TV teleseryes this year- “Walang Hanggan”.
13.) KIM CHIU- Her petite body transforms her into a “living mannequin”.
14.) AGOT ISIDRO- Conservative, yetprovocative. This is Miss Agot Isidro’s great fashion sense!
15.) ZSAZSA PADILLA- Always a good dresser, but nobody notices. UNTIL NOW!
16.) MARA LOPEZ- She’s got ‘depth’ and mystique… Subtle but enduring… Lovely and girlish- even with the way she carries her simple clothes.
17.) ERICH GONZALES- A perfect model for any fashion designer, if we may say? This actress looks like a beauty queen and a ramp model!
18.) GRETCHEN FULLIDO- Hhhhmmmmm…. so sexy whenever we see her on TV Patrol’s entertainment news.
19.) VICKY MORALES- Her TV program- “Wish Ko Lang” would never be the same minus those great-fitting pants and white blouses that totally fits well to Ms. Vicky Morales.
20.) CHARLENE GONZALES- Need we say more? Just look at her on T.V. every Sunday at “The Buzz”!
21.) TONI GONZAGA- We like her own style of dressing. Girlish yet original. Always.
22.) KORINA SANCHEZ- Never take-off those great coats and skirts, Ms. Sanchez, ‘coz they totally look good on you!
23.) BEA ALONZO- Always looking so feminine and lovely in fabulous evening gowns, especially that gown she wore on Star Magic Ball 2012.
24.) LOVI POE- This “Yesterday’s Bride” star looks like a future bride and she may be perfect in a bridal gown!
25.) MARIA ISABEL LOPEZ- A stunner. This beauty queen-actress is a gem to look at in an evening wear!
Shipwreck in a sea of facesThere’s a dreamy world up thereDear friends in higher placesCarry me away from here Travel light, let the sun eclipse you’Cause your flight is about to leaveAnd there’s more to this brave adventureThan you’d ever believe Birdseye view, awake the stars ’cause they’re all around youWide eyes will always brighten the blueChase your dreams, and remember me, sweet bravery’Cause after all those wings will take you up so high So bid the forest floor goodbyeAs you race the wind and take to the skyYou take to the sky On the heels of war and wonderThere’s a stormy world up thereYou can’t whisper above the thunderBut you can fly anywhere Purple burst of paper birds thisPicture paints a thousand wordsSo take a breath of myth and mysteryAnd don’t look back Birdseye view, awake the stars ’cause they’re all around youWide eyes will always brighten the blueChase your dreams, and remember me, sweet bravery’Cause after all those wings will take you up so high So bid the forest floor goodbyeAs you race the wind and take to the sky(Take to the sky) There’s a realm above the treesWhere the lost are finally foundTouch your feathers to the breezeAnd leave the ground Birdseye view, awake the stars ’cause they’re all around youWide eyes will always brighten the blueChase your dreams, and remember me, sweet bravery’Cause after all those wings will take you up so high So bid the forest floor goodbyeAs you race the wind and take to the skyYou take to the sky(You take to the sky) You take to the sky