tessie lagman: an icon in the field of radio broadcasting now joins the acting scene

tessie lagman: never too late on movie and tv acting than never
tessie lagman: never too late on movie and tv acting than never

Tessie Lagman’s journey into the world of her broadcasting career, we could say, is “one for the books”. It’s a journey of great calm and strong will, added with colors of laughter, accomplishments and dedication. One could consider her as a real ICON in the field of radio broadcasting. Because she has managed to stay there for more than two decades now.

She started as an ordinary provinciana lass, fresh from her graduation in high school education.

“I at once was offered to become a radio broadcaster for DZXT”, Tessie started saying to a blogger. “The year was 1964. I was very young. And that started it all.

“After that, when I was already in College, I joined the DZTC radio broadcasting network. And the rest was history.”

But a few years after, Tessie discovered another hidden talent- and that was singing. She joined a popular singing contest on TV during the early ’70’s- Tawag Ng Tanghalan. And she became a Champion in that T.V. singing contest for five long weeks.

“ABS-CBN saw me after”, Tessie continued saying. “And they invited me to join them in their radio network. It was D’WOW radio. I joined them also in the radio program Operetang Putol-Putol wherein I sang and act on that radio program which was a musical-variety. I was made then to choose between my broadcasting career and my singing career. I chose my broadcasting career, of course. My singing career just became my second priority.”

Tessie’s broadcasting career over ABS-CBN  lasted then until the Martial Law during the late ’70’s. Then she transfered to RBS radio broadcasting network of the late Bob Stewart. She had a radio program there over DZBB, together with German Moreno.

Her program over DZBB was an advice radio program, dealing with matters of the heart and problems on life- wherein she had to give heartfelt advice and console letter-senders. Almost like the late Helen Vela who’s known for her Lovingly Yours, Helen.

(ms. tessie lagman’s golden voice during her youth, thanks to: limva123 for uploading it on youtube.com)

ONCE THERE WAS A LOVE – Tessie Lagman

But in-between her broadcasting career, Tessie recorded songs. Her most popular was “Once There Was A Love”, her own cover of the popular Jose Feliciano song during those years. This song-cover of hers is still so popular up to now. 

“Charlie Lozo of Bangis online radio once played that song on his radio program”, Tessie happily said. “And to his amazement, he got so many unlimited requests to play the song over and over again on his radio program. He contacted me afterwards and told me that I still have so many fans. And that jumpstarted it all back again for people to remember me once more.”

Soon after, Mr. Charlie Lozo, the publicist of the movie Butanding (which just had its last shooting day a few days back), asked Tessie for a meeting with director Ed Palmos (also the director of Butanding) at Mcdonald’s restaurant. Tessie got the biggest amazement of her life when direk Ed offered her a good role in the film.

“I asked direk Ed at that time- Direk, totoo ba talaga ang sinasabi mo? I couldn’t believe it!”, Tessie revealed to a blogger. “He’s willing to transform me into a character actress. And he told me- Kaya mo ‘yan, Tessie. With direk Ed’s good convincing power and charm, I answered yes finally. And true to his word, he abled to transform me- I mean, napaarte niya ako. He motivated me so well during our shooting days that I was able to portray the role of an offbeat character fully well.”

A blogger watched Tessie Lagman during the last day of shoot of the film Butanding. And indeed, the radio icon could act ACT. She was so good in every scene. Most of all in heavy dramatic higlights which were so physically and emotionally-draining, Ms. Tessie delivered great and good.

Yes, indeed. The ICON in the field of radio broadcasting is now deep into the acting scene. She never expected it. It just came. And she’s now more open for more acting jobs and tasks soon.

Director Ed Palmos, who’s so satisfied with Tessie’s capacity as an actress, is considering her once more in his upcoming next movie project right after Butanding. And Tessie also wants to appear in some TV teleseryes if offers will come her way.

“I am entering a new journey of my life, that, I can say now”, Tessie said in the end. “And I am happy that people still support me. Because I never left.”

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

tessie lagman with norris john, this blogger and denz jovelle salcines during the last day of shoot of the film "butanding"
tessie lagman with norris john, this blogger and denz jovelle salcines during the last day of shoot of the film “butanding”
tessie with international hollywood singer lou baron. both of them stars in the film "butanding", directed by ed palmos
tessie with international hollywood singer lou baron. both of them stars in the film “butanding”, directed by ed palmos
tessie's current radio program
tessie’s current radio program
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young tessie lagman
young tessie lagman
ms. tessie lagman, now. with her grandchild on the photo.
ms. tessie lagman, now. with her grandchild on the photo.
tessie in private
tessie in private

isang paglalakbay sa iba, zambales sa piling nina direk ed, mam tessie, kuya ernie, denz, norris at iba pa…

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: MS. TESSIE LAGMAN, NORRIS JOHN, THIS BLOGGER SSSIP, AND DENZ JOVELLE.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: MS. TESSIE LAGMAN, NORRIS JOHN, THIS BLOGGER SSSIP, AND DENZ JOVELLE.

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bonding time with blogger SSSIP and young actress denz jovelle salcines
bonding time with blogger SSSIP and young actress denz jovelle salcines
blogger SSSIP in iba, zambales' white castle beach resort
blogger SSSIP in iba, zambales’ white castle beach resort

Tayong lahat ay naglalakbay dahil may hinahanap tayo. O marahil, may gusto tayong tuklasin, sagutin, at namnamin… Minsan din, may tinatakasan tayo o inihahanda ang ating mga sarili sa mga mas matatapang na hamon na darating.

Isang araw, naglakbay ang dalawang kaluluwa patungong Iba, Zambales. Upang magkaroon ng isang “closure” at “assurance” sa kanilang mga sarili. At ang paglalakbay na iyon ay mas ibayong pinakulay pa at pinaganda ng mga bago at lumang mga kaibigan na kanilang nakasama. Sa gitna ng mga suliranin at “stress” sa kani-kanilang mga trabaho at personal na buhay, sila’y nagkasama-sama sa isang very memorable last shooting day ng pelikulang Butanding na ginanap sa White Castle Beach Resort sa may Iba, Zambales.

Ang matiwasay na dagat ng South China Sea ang nagsilbing napakagandang “backdrop” sa paglalakbay na ito. Mula sa di-kalayuan ay matatanaw mo siya ng abot-kamay mo lamang. Mare-relaks ka sa pagtingin dito, tila bagang may sinasabi sa iyong kaluluiwa. Tila bagang may musikang ibinibigay, may damdaming pinararating, may mga kahulugang isinasambulat…

In between takes, ang malalalim na damdaming nadarama ng dalawang kaluluwa ay pinasigla ng mga kakuwentuhan ng isang nilalang nu’ng araw na iyon sa kanilang paglalakbay. Napakasarap kausap ng beteranang radio broadcaster and recording artist na sumikat nuong late ’70’s and early ’80’s na si Tessie Lagman. Ang kanyang pagpapakumbaba samantalang she’s already an icon in the field of broadcasting ay tunay namang kahanga-hanga. Hindi mo siya makikitaan ng pagtataray o “celebrity complex”, napaka-koboy ni Mam Tessie, napaka-down-to-earth at napaka-simpleng tao. Salamat naman at nakumbinse siya ni direk Ed Palmos na lumabas sa pelikulang Butanding, na kung saan ang papel niya ay “out of the box”. Karakter na karakter siya sa pelikulang ito at off-beat ang role niya. Pero habang pinapanood namin siya sa mga eksenang kinunan, kuhang-kuha niya ang karakter na ginampanan niya. Kahanga-hangang aktres.

Si Kuya Ernie naman ang nagsilbing komedyante para sa grupo. Habang kakuwentuhan niya ang blogger na ito, si Mam Tessie, at iba pang mga kasama nila sa social hall function ng resort, talaga namang puro katatawanan ang nangyari. Ang galing-galing kasing magpatawa ni Kuya Ernie, eh. Pero napataba ni Kuya Ernie ang puso ng dalawang kaluluwa nu’ng magkuwento na siya ukol sa kanyang deep spirituality. May mga karanasan na kasi si Kuya Ernie na hindi maipaliwanag ng siyensya at realidad, at talaga namang namangha ang isang blogger sa mga “enchanted” stories niya ukol sa kanyang orchard farm sa may probinsiya ng Tarlac.

Maya-maya lamang ay naglabasan na ang mga dala-dalang pagkain nina Ma’m Tessie at Kuya Ernie. Umapaw ng mga sari-saring pagkain ang mesang kinauupuan nila. Si Kuya Ernie, inilabas ang isang malaking supot ng mga mtatamis, sariwa at bagong pitas na caimito at kasoy na mga prutas na bagong pitas lamang sa kanyang farm. Si Mam Tessie naman, inilabas ang kanyang boxes of chocolate cakes (na specially baked ng friend ni Mam Tessie na si  Ms. Josie Chua) na ubod po talaga ng sarap. Kakabusog talaga. Naka-limang slices of chocolates yata ang nakain ng blogger na ito just in one sitting. Haha.

Nagpagawa pa si Mam Tessie ng ensalada mango salad at nagpa-prito ng naglalakihang Lapu-Lapu na binili niya sa isang vendor doon sa resort. Pero napakasarap din nu’ng Kapampangan Sweet Tocino na dala-dala niya. Pinagpistahan din talaga.

Samantala, naki-join na rin sa grupo ang mga young stars na sina Norris John at Denz Jovelle Salcines. Lalong sumaya ang lahat habang si direk Ed palmos naman ay balang-abala pa rin ang pagtatrabaho dahil kailangang kunan na niya ang lahat ng mga sequences ni Miss Lara Quigaman nu’ng araw na iyon, pati na rin ang mga eksena ng child actor na si Jerome Miles Manzano. Kaya tuloy hindi sila maka-join sa grupo ng mga nagkakainan lang at nagkukuwentuhan ay dahil sunod-sunod ang takes nila. Ni hindi mo na nga maapuhap sina Lara at Jerome dahil stress na stress na sila sa mga dramatic scenes na kinukunan sa kanila ni direk Ed. Very heavy drama scenes pa mandin ang mga iyon. 

Napahanga ng husto nina Lara at Jerome ang isang blogger na nanood sa kanilang mga eksena. Si Lara, pagpasok pa lamang sa harap ng kamera ay motivated at internalized na niya ang kanyang karakter. Kahanga-hanga. Ang dali din niyang umiyak. Si Jerome naman, naku, halos mapaiyak ang isang blogger dun sa eksena niyang nakita niya si Lara na nanay niya duon sa pelikula, na patay na. Talagang nakakaiyak si Jerome sa eksenang iyon…

Anyway, balik tayo kina Norris John at Denz Salcines. Napakababait din ng mga youngstars na ito. Si Norris John, naghain naman ng masarap na Chicken Adobo na baon niya para sa lahat. May mga nilagang hard-boiled eggs din siyang dala.  Samantalang si Denz naman, napaka-thoughtful na ipahiram sa isang blogger ang mga laptops at I-Phone na dala-dala niya para makapag-Facebook ang isang blogger. Nakaka-touch talaga ang thoughtfulness ni Denz…

Nandun din at dumaan ang dating Parish Priest at isa na ngayong musical composer na si Father Cris Cadiang, na siyang nag-compose ng theme song pelikulang “Butanding”. Napakagaan at napakasarap ding ka-kuwentuhan ni Father Chris, and at once, nakipag-bonding siya sa buong grupo nina Mam Tessie, Kuya Ernie, Norris, Denz and the rest…

Piktyur-piktyur pagkatapos ng lunchtime ang mga cast ng “Butanding”.

Sumunod na ang mga eksena nina Mam Tessie at Denz na very heavy din. Ang galing-galing din nilang dalawa sa eksenang iyon na pinapalayas ni Tessie si Denz (na gumaganap bilang young Lara Quigaman sa pelikula). Very physically and emotionally-draining ang eksenang iyon.

Si Norris John naman, bad boy ang character sa pelikula at kuhang-kuha niya. Magaling siyang aktor!

Nai-reveal kasi ni Norris sa isang blogger na plano na niyang mag-work abroad. Sayang naman. Ang galing-galing pa naman niyang umarte. Kakainis… Haha. Pipigilan namin siyang umalis, pramis.

 

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Oo, ang mga tao nga ay naglalakbay dahil may hinahanap sila. At ito ang mas malalim na kahulugan ng buhay, at ng PAGMAMAHAL. Tulad ng mga Butanding na malayang lumalangoy sa dagat, ang bawat tao’y nagnanasa ring kumawala sa mga tali ng buhay. Sa mapagdiktang mundo ng materyalismo, pagnanasa, kapangyarihan…

Sa paglalakbay na ito, nakita nila ang mas ibayong kaligayahan. Ibayong pakikipag-kaibigan sa kapwa, at ang patuloy nilang pagsasama…

 

MAGPAKAILANMAN.

 

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)

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THIS BLOGGER WITH YOUNG ACTRESS DENZ JOVELLE SALCINES
THIS BLOGGER WITH YOUNG ACTRESS DENZ JOVELLE SALCINES

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"MY NEW FRIENDS"---SSSIP :-)
“MY NEW FRIENDS”—SSSIP 🙂
"MY NEW FRIENDS"--- SSSIP :-)
“MY NEW FRIENDS”— SSSIP 🙂
DIREK ED PALMOS AT WORK...
DIREK ED PALMOS AT WORK…
THE DIRECTOR OF "BUTANDING", DIREK ED PALMOS
THE DIRECTOR OF “BUTANDING”, DIREK ED PALMOS
VETERAN ACTOR, MR. ERNESTO LEGASPI WITH NEW CHILD ACTOR JEROME MILES MANZANO, THE BOY WHO PPORTRAYS THE LEAD CHARACTER IN "BUTANDING"
VETERAN ACTOR, MR. ERNESTO LEGASPI WITH NEW CHILD ACTOR JEROME MILES MANZANO, THE BOY WHO PPORTRAYS THE LEAD CHARACTER IN “BUTANDING”
KUYA ERNIE LEGASPI AND MAM TESSIE LAGMAN POSES DURING A TAKE IN THE FILM "BUTANDING"
KUYA ERNIE LEGASPI AND MAM TESSIE LAGMAN POSES DURING A TAKE IN THE FILM “BUTANDING”
DIREK ED WITH FATHER CHRIS, THE COMPOSER OF THE THEME SONG IN THE FILM "BUTANDING"
DIREK ED WITH FATHER CHRIS, THE COMPOSER OF THE THEME SONG IN THE FILM “BUTANDING”
DIREK ED WITH LARA QUIGAMAN, DENZ JOVELLE SALCINES, JEROME MANZANO AND NASH MARCOS
DIREK ED WITH LARA QUIGAMAN, DENZ JOVELLE SALCINES, JEROME MANZANO AND NASH MARCOS

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Lourdes Duque Baron: A Great Achiever

LOU BARON: MYSTIFIED
LOU BARON: MYSTIFIED

“About Lourdes Duque Baron: A Great Achiever”

Lourdes Duque Baron, MHA, MSG is a Catholic baby boomer and the wife of Dr. Robinson V. Baron. Lourdes Duque Baron is a community leader, international published book author of “Scripted in Heaven”, beauty queen (3rd runner-up for Mrs. Asia USA 2011 representing the Philippines), producer, president of Celestial Productions and founder/president of The Baron Publishing House Corporation.

On January 10, 2013 she was nominated for The Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for her book “Scriped In Heaven”. On February 12, 2013 she was nominated for the 2013 EOTM Award for her published book “Scripted In Heaven” in the category of Outstanding Literary (Inspirational, True Story, Biography). On February 28, 2013 she won an award for her book “Scripted In Heaven” at MoneyCytec Achiever Awards Night 2013 in New York.

Lourdes Duque Baron holds  a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Far Eastern University (FEU) and a dual masters degree from the University of La Verne where she earned her Master of Health Administration and Master of Science in Gerontology. Lourdes Duque Baron is a lifetime member of FEU Medical Alumni Foundation, founder of World Medical Missions and founder of the Gregg Robinson Baron Foundation for Autism.

Lourdes Duque Baron lives with her husband Dr. Robinson Baron and her family in the San Gabriel Valley area of the State of California. For more information, visit her IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5505708/ or official sites at http://lourdesduquebaron.com and http://lourdesduquebaron.net.

below is ms. lou baron’s mtv on the song “me and mr. jones” :

lou: a magnificent talent
lou: a magnificent talent

bonus added feature on ms. lourdes baron below:

http://lourdesduquebaron.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/12128006.pdf (courtesy link)

LOURDES BARON: “MOST NOMINATED ARTIST AT THE L.A. MUSIC AWARDS A POTENTIAL GRAMMY NOD”

67 Year Old Filipino Music Artist, Lourdes Duque Baron Creates Waves in Hollywood as Most Nominated Artist at the L.A. Music Awards and Potential Grammy Nod Baron is in a season of both nostalgia and reality about what it means to be starting a music career at an older age, and her life reflections have become the life and breath of her debut album and is honored to be nominated for LA Music Awards as well as a potential Grammy nomination. Burbank, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 — At the tender age of 67, Lourdes Duque Baron, is taking Hollywood by storm as the breakout music artist of 2014. Baron is the most nominated artist for the L.A. Music Awards with four nods including: 1) Record of the Year, 2) Female Vocalist, 3) Hot AC Artist, and 4) Best Musical Single or Group. The producer, Andrew Lane, is also up for Producer of the Year, for Baron’s album, appropriately entitled “Feeling Good At Any Age.” The album, which includes three original songs; Don’t Promise Forever, My Spring in Paris, and Dance Again is also on the ballot for a 2015 Grammy nod. Baron is in a season of both nostalgia and reality about what it means to be starting a music career at an older age, and her life reflections have become the life and breath of her debut album. “I wanted to make the songs of this album like they’re chapters in a book, to try to really capture what I’m thinking about in that season of life,” she explains. “This record, to me, is probably one of the most interesting subject-wise. It’s a bit retrospective and honors musicians and classics of the past.” She continues, “It’s an honor for me to be nominated at the LA Music Awards because it has such a rich history of music talent and has helped launch the careers of so many incredible artists.” The Los Angeles Music Awards organization was founded in 1991 by Al Bowman who is also the executive producer of the Los Angeles Music Awards show; and co-founder of the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards and Phoenix Music Awards. “Lourdes is a throwback to another era when genuine musical talent and ability truly mattered. She is an amazing talent, a timeless wonder that will bless our stages in 2014.” Bowman shared. The nominees attend two pre-award show press events at the Whisky A Go Go and are given an opportunity to perform for the press. Baron will be performing with AKNU on June 19, 2014 and at the voting party on September 25, 2014 at the voting party also held at the Whisky A Go Go. As an accomplished author of two books, Baron is refreshingly candid about the realities of her life. When she sits back to survey her experiences so far, the emotion that rises is one of gratitude, expressed on her favorite track and her tribute to the late Amy Winehouse, “Me and Mr Jones.” The retro doo wop ballad finds her taking in a dark chapter of her life when she was estranged from her husband and chronicled in her book, “I Called Myself Cassandra – detailing the wrong turns and heartaches that have allowed her to recognize the gifts in her life and the message of a new sunrise. The album, and the songs chosen, echoes these same experiences. “Me and Mr Jones” was recorded with AKNU, the group who enraptured Simon Cowell on the X-Factor in 2013. 

lou: back to her roots
lou: back to her roots

FROM SSSIP:

MS. LOURDES BARON JUST FINISHED SHOOTING HER FIRST FILIPINO FILM ENTITLED “BUTANDING”. IT WAS SHOT IN THE PHILIPPINES. THE MOVIE TACKLES ABOUT THE PLIGHT OF THE “BUTANDINGS” (GENTLE WHALE SHARKS OF THE SEA ABOUT TO GO EXTINCT) AND WILL BE SHOWN INTERNATIONALLY. IT IS DIRECTED BY VETERAN FILIPINO FILM MAKER- ED PALMOS. SHE WILL BE BACK TO HER HOME COUNTRY- THE PHILIPPINES- ON THE MONTH OF JUNE FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF HER FILM.

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minsan, may isang ed palmos- isang kaibigan, magpakailanman…

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DIREK ED: A BLOGGER'S FRIEND FOREVER
DIREK ED: A BLOGGER’S FRIEND FOREVER

Masarap pa ring gunitain ang mga ala-ala ng isang kabataang naglaho na. At kasama sa mga ala-alang iyon ang malalim na pakikipag-kaibigan ng isang manunulat sa beteranong direktor na si Ed Palmos. Bagets pa lang ang blogger na ito, naging halos pangalawang tatay na ang tingin namin sa mabait at mapagkumbabang direktor. Na nagawang magbigay ng shelter at refuge sa isang batang manunulat non sa showbiz na pilit tumatakas sa katotohanan. At ang manunulat na iyon ay ang blogger na ito.

Inaruga, tinuruan at nagsilbing ‘mentor’ si direk Ed sa batang manunulat na iyon. Hindi niya ipinagkait ang kanyang mundo, he shared his life to that blogger. Na bihirang gawin ng isang tao sa kapwa niya.

Kaya naman nu’ng naganap kamakailan lamang ang press conference ng international film na Butanding, ganu’n na lamang ang pagkasabik ng isang blogger na muling makita si direk Ed. At hayun si direk Ed, bumababa mula sa hagdan ng Adriatico Arms Hotel. Madarama mo mula sa malayo ang kakaibang ‘aura’ niya. An aura of simplicity, humbleness- but mixed-in with overflowing capacity of GREATNESS.

Siya pa rin si direk Ed na nakilala namin nuong bata pa kami. Hindi siya nagbago. Medyo dumami lang ang mga puti sa kanyang buhok, pero ang respeto at paghanga sa kanyang talino ay naamdaman pa rin namin.

Si direk Ed ang kauna-unahang scholar film director ng Mowelfund Film Institute. Nag-aral siya sa ibang bansa after graduating from Ateneo. At kaagad siyang nakapag-direk ng pelikula sa napaka-murang edad na disinueve anyos (19 years old) sa pelikulang Saan Ka Pupunta, Miss Lutgarda Nicolas (na pinagbidahan ni Ms. Boots Anson-Roa, na siya ring present head ngayon ng Mowelfund).

Nanalo ng maraming awards ang pelikulang iyon. At si direk Ed ang naging pioneer at inspirasyon ng mga young indie film makers nung late ’70’s and early 1980’s.

Ang huling pelikulang ginawa ni direk Ed ay nuong taong 2009, via the film Ay, Ayeng na pinagbidahan naman ni Heart Evangelista. Isa itong cross-cultural film, at muli, ito’y nanalo ng mga film awards.

Sapat na siguro ang ilang film credentials na iyan para dakilain natin ang napaka-low key and humble na direktor na ito, who prefers living and settling down sa kanyang magandang beach resort sa Iba, Zambales. Doon ay simple lang ang pamumuhay ni direk Ed. Away from the hustles and bustles of the city life. The pressures of modern-day living. And the “dogs-eat-dogs” kind of existence.

Ang beach resort na iyon din ni direk Ed ang naging refuge ng blogger na ito sa tuwing siya ay tumatakas sa mga demands ng modern-day society. Buong pusng inialay ni direk Ed ang kanyang shelter sa kanyang kaibigang blogger. At doon, hinahayaan lang ni direk Ed na makipaglaro ang blogger na ito sa masasayang alon ng South China sea- ang dagat sa Iba, Zambales.

Hihiga sa buhangin, titingin sa ulap, at sa muli, mangangarap.

Ngayon, si direk Ed ay nagbabalik-pelikula. Nagsu-shoot siya ngayon ng pelikulang Butanding, isang melodramatic film na ang subplot ay mga Butandings.

“I want to do movies that will only reflect the good and positive side of every Filipinos”, nawika pa ni direk Ed sa kaibigan niyang blogger. “I feel, it’s enough already to take advantage of Filipinos weaknesses and darker side just to gain an international appeal or market. It’s my mission to show to the world the beauty of being a Filipino.”

At sa pelikulang Butanding, ipakikita iyon ni direk Ed. Ang bondage ng Filipino family ties. Ang pangarap ng isang munting bata. At ang pagmamahal ng mga Pinoy sa kalikasan at environment- tulad ng pangangalaga sa mga Butandings.

Kinuha ni direk Ed ang serbisyo ng international Filipina singer na mula pa sa Hollywod, si Madame Lourdes Baron na maging bidang babae niya sa pelikulang ito. Si Lourdes Duque Baron ay critically-acclaimed singer sa Hollywood at nanalo na sa L.A. Music Awards (this blgger will soon feature a separate story on this gigantic and talented lady).

“With Ms. Baron as part of my movie, I can feel na mas magkakaroon ng saysay ang mensahe ng aming pelikula”, huling nasabi pa ni direk Ed. “Kilala internationally si Ms. Lou Baron at makakatulong iyon sa plight ng mga Butandings para ma-preserve sila at mapangalagaan. Endangered na kasi for extinction ang mga Butandings. Kaya nagpapasalamat ak ng marami sa suportang ibinigay ni Ms. Baron sa pelikulang ito.”

 

Ang tunay na kaibigan ay hindi nawawala. Marahil, siya lamang ay nagbabakasyon upang mag-recharge at muling magbalik. Sa pakikipagkaibigan ni direk Ed sa isang blogger, muling naging makatothanan ang salitang MAGPAKAILANMAN.

Dahil tulad din ng pagmamahal, ang pakikipag-kaibigan ay habambuhay.

At oo, si direk Ed nga ay isang tunay na KAIBIGAN.

 

(WORDS BY ROBERT MANUGUID SILVERIO)

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(ABOVE: DIREK ED BEING HUGGED BY MS. LOU BARON, AS THEY POSED TGETHER WITH OTHER FRIENDS AND RELATIVES RECENTLY).