Piolo Pascual makes his return to television drama
“HAWAK KAMAY” TO REDEFINE THE FILIPINO FAMILY STARTING JULY 21
What happens when you leave three adopted children in the hands of A depressed drunkard who dreams of becoming a famous musician?
This is the story that ABS-CBN’s newest family drama, “Hawak Kamay,” will begin to tell as it hits TV screens on Monday (July 21) to reach out to modern day Filipino families.
The kick-off of the series also marks acclaimed actor Piolo Pascual’s much-anticipated return to television drama following the success of his movie “Starting Over Again” earlier in the year. Piolo will be taking on “Hawak Kamay” along with three of the country’s most powerful child stars, Zaijan Jaranilla, Andrea Brillantes, and Xyriel Manabat. The series will also introduce Grand i-Shiner Yesha Camile, who was under the mentorship of Piolo during her stint in the Promil Pre-School i-Shine Talent Camp.
“Hawak Kamay” will also star Piolo’s “Starting Over Again” co-star Iza Calzado, who will be joined by singer-actress Nikki Gil and “Banana Split: Extra Scoop” and “Banana Nite” mainstay Ryan Bang. The show will also feature Victor Neri, who makes a comeback through “Hawak Kamay,” with “She’s Dating the Gangster” cast member Sofia Andres, and former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Axel Torres.
This cast will be behind the story of Gin (Piolo Pascual), a failed musician who becomes the guardian of the three orphans that his dearly departed sister adopted: Emong (Zaijan Jaranilla), Dara (Xyriel Manabat), and Ningning (Yesha Camile). Tough attorney Bianca (Iza Calzado) and her sister Lorrie (Andrea Brillantes) witness how the reluctant and unprepared Gin ends up as a potential father figure to these three kids. As they encounter different trials, Gin gains sight of the more important things in life, and little by little, they all realize what exactly makes a family.
The cast of “Hawak Kamay” will be making things exciting at Fairview Terraces, the day before the show launches. Join Piolo, Iza, Zaijan, Xyriel, Andrea, and Yesha as they put on a mall show for fans on Sunday (July 20) at 4:00pm.
Catch the story of “Hawak Kamay” as it begins to unfold on Monday (July 21) after “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN. For updates, visit “Hawak Kamay’s” official website (hawakkamay.abs-cbn.com), like “Hawak Kamay” on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HawakKamayTV), and follow @HawakkamayTV on Twitter and Instagram.
MEN ARE WARRIORS. THEY PROTECT AND SERVE THE LAND. THEY DO UNBELIEVABLE THINGS JUST TO PROMOTE GOODNESS, JUSTICE AND STABILITY.
THEY SECURE THE FUTURE, EDUCATE THE YOUNG, ENTERTAIN THE WEARY AND INSPIRE A LOT MORE OTHER MEN LIKE THEM TO BECOME LIKE THEM, AND TRANSFORM THEMSELVES INTO BECOMING WHO THEY REALLY ARE.
THEY ARE, WHAT SSSIP’S AWE BLOG CALLS, AS “THE MEN OF SUBSTANCE”.
THEY ARE ALSO THE MEN WHO MATTERED MOST IN PHILIPPINE SHOWBIZ.
YES, IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, PEOPLE MAY THINK THAT THE JOB IS EASY. OR SOME MAY CONCLUDE THAT “WARRIOR-ANGELS”-THE LIVING ONES AT THAT- DON’T EXIST THERE.
BUT LET’S ALL KEEP OUR HEADS UP HIGH AND PERSEVERE WITH OUR FAITHS. THERE ARE STILL MEN OUT THERE, ESPECIALLY IN THE WORLD OF SHOWBIZ, WHO CARES.
IN THE YEAR 2013, THEY ALL DID THEIR BEST. THEY ALL SHONE BRIGHTER. AND THEY ALL WORKED HARDER TO SERVE AND ENLIGHTEN A “CALAMITY-INFLICTED” NATION.
AND AS THE YEAR ENDS, LET’S TAKE A FAST GLIMPSE ON WHO THEY ARE. SMILE AND CLAP OUR HANDS… AND LOVE THEM ALL THE MORE!
HERE ARE SSIP’S AWE BLOG’S “MEN OF SUBSTANCE 2013”!
(note: they are the personal choices of SSSIP’S AWE blog and not to be contested by anyone, okay?)
1.) VINCE TANADA– In the form of great theater productions and stage performances, Atty. Vince Tanada managed to capture the hearts of many Highschool, Elementary and even College students in various Colleges and Universities who watched their two stage plays this year- “Pedro Calungsod: D Muuuzzziiikkkaaalll” and “Bonifacio: Isang Sarsuwela”. With almost 500 stage performances within the year, Vince proved that he could still educate the young through theatrical performances, and at the same time, entertain them. This is, indeed, a mammoth-like TASK. And that made Vince number one on our list!
2.) ROCCO NACINO– Being able to portray two great characters onscreen this year made actor Rocco Nacino land on the number two spot of this list on Men of Substance. He proved his sincerity, he proved his loving care, and he proved to be the one and only person on our “number two” list. His sensitivity as an actor was truly felt on an earlier film- “Burgos”, as he portrayed the role of activist Jonas Burgos who became a desaparecido. Then came the most-coveted role of Saint Pedro Calungsod in the film Pedro Calungsod: Ang Batang Martir. And this time around, he managed to be the “perfect role-model” to every young Catholic believer. Surely, Rocco’s image as an actor will all the more be valued. Such a substantial young man!
3.) ATOM ARAULLO– Every young man who dreams of becoming a broadcaster someday will always remember the name “Atom Araullo”. They will all dream to be like him someday, look-up to his name, and admire his courage, ferocity and determination to present a news coverage that’s so dangerous and life-threatening. In the center of the storm Yolanda, Atom was there. And he delivered.
4.) BOY ABUNDA– This man is really a GIANT in terms of substance. He personally delivered the relief goods to the Yolanda victims, updated the latest showbiz and calamity events, and managed to mix socially-relevant news with gossip news.
5.) GOVERNOR E.R. EJERCITO– He continues the legacy left by his godfather (the late Fernando Poe, Jr.) and father (the late character actor George Estregan) in helping the workers of the movie industry. He sees to it that he continues making films every year, just to help the movie workers and fellow actors. Even though he’s now in the world of Politics, Gob E.R.’s heart stays with the movie folks.
6.) PIOLO PASCUAL– Still the front-runner among our movie actors as an advocate to the poor and to the calamity victims. This kind of image enhanced more of his being an actor. And as the years passed, his depth as an individual and charisma as an artist was truly felt.
7.) JOHN LLOYD CRUZ– The Valentino. The Lover. The Controversial Man… but all with a SUBSTANCE. That’s John Lloyd for us, and always will he be. Forever.
8.) DEREK RAMSAY– He is the athletic man that women likes to love, but soon learns to HATE? And we just don’t know why.
9.) MANNY PACQUIAO– Winning another international boxing title surely got him there.
10.) MON CONFIADO– In the world of independent film making, Mon managed to deliver an overwhelming task. He became its soul, and majority of indie film artists loved and embraced him. He was their HOPE.
11.) MARYO J. DELOS REYES– His ‘inborn’ goodness as a man, his soft heart, willingness to help fellow artists and showbiz workers, his gentleness, his artistry, his great management decisions- all made him land on the 11th spot of this list!
12.) VIC SOTTO- This great celebrity guy also loves to help people- and you could really feel his utmost sincerity. He is straight, frank, direct-to-the-point. No dilly-dally kind of guy. A man of few words, but a man of action. And for almost three decades, he made us all laugh and be happy. What a man!
13.) ELWOOD PEREZ– He managed to make a great film comeback as a movie director via the film Otso, and this made him land on this list. What’s so magical and substantial about this man is the fact that his “hands” as a film artist were never tarnished. All the more it could create great works of film arts.
14.) GERALD SANTOS– In the world of singing, only one young man totally impressed SSSIP’s AWE blog. And it’s Mr. Gerald Santos. For the whole year of 2013, Mr. Santos entertained thousands and thousands of fans with his full-packed mall shows and provincial appearances. His elegance and magnifying presence as a male singer-performer was truly an “everlasting gift”.
15.) DENNIS TRILLO/TOM RODRIGUEZ– This two straight male actors fascinated everyone this year when they portrayed the role of gay lovers in their teleserye “My Husband’ Lover” and they both became phenomenal, along with the show. What a hard task they both delivered, with no regrets.
Piolo Pascual’s son Iñigo will finally get his share of the limelight. Yes ladies and gentlemen, the actor’s 15-year-old son will star in an indie film co-produced by Piolo no less.
Director Joyce Bernal, Piolo’s co-executive producer for the movie “Relaks, It’s Just Pag-ibig” under their studio production Spring Films, told Yahoo! Philippines OMG! that getting Iñigo to make his movie debut wasn’t easy as Piolo has always preferred to keep his son out of show business.
“Ang tagal naming niligawan [si Piolo] ayaw niya talaga. When finally pumayag siya, sabi niya, ‘Pelikula lang, hindi siya magpo-promo. Hindi dapat makaka-abala sa studies niya.” That’s why the production made sure it finished shooting the movie in 16 working days, while Iñigo was on vacation in the country. Iñigo finished shooting scenes with his co-stars, Star Magic artists Julian Estrada and Sofia Andres in Zambales, Tacloban and Sorsogon and is now back in the United States to resume his studies.
“Relaks, It’s Just Pag-ibig” is a coming-of-age story about three teenagers who feel that the love 16-year-olds like them feel is most genuine.
Iñigo has big shoes to fill. But Bernal thinks that as far as acting is concerned, father and son are not that different from each other. “Passionate siya and nag-eenjoy siya (Iñigo). Parang feeling ko meron talaga, pero medyo nagpipigil pa rin. Ayaw niya tumodo dahil alam niyang kailangan pa niya tapusin ang pag-aaral niya,” said the co-executive producer whose filmography show that she can easily detect future stars.
“Pero sa’kin screen presence at chemistry pa lang nila Iñigo, Julian and Sophia, ang ganda na.”
Piolo the ‘Super Producer’ Based on Bernal’s accounts, Piolo is prepared to discard his actor’s hat and replace it with that of a producer’s. “Sa’ming lahat [na producers] siya ‘yung pinakamatindi, parang siya ‘yung nag-aral ng filmmaking. Nagra-rushes ‘yan tapos nagko- comment. Sa first project namin [Kimmy Dora], may pa-reshoot agad siya.” Piolo is a hands-on producer. “I told the directors (Irene Villamor and Antoinette Jadaone), ‘Sure kayo na kaya niyo ‘yung comments ni Piolo ha. Kasi, sa’min lang, matanda na kami pero ‘pag kinomentan niya [mahirap,]” Bernal states. Director Bernal added that Piolo definitely knows what he’s doing. “Producer talaga siya na may pera at may alam. Minsan kasi producer ka lang kapag may pera ka but you don’t know anything about filmmaking. Dito kasi alam niya. Ang tawag nga namin sa kanya ‘super producer’ e.” She shared that “Relaks” has no playdate yet as they’re still studying prospects for the movie.
“Pinag-aaralan pa namin ang market ng movie. Sobrang sugal sa’min ‘to kahit indie and small-budgeted lang.”
NOON KO PA PABORITO ANG KANTANG ‘YAN… MADALAS KO ‘YANG AWITIN SA MGA SHOWBIZ PARTIES AND EVENTS.. LALO NA NU’NG AKTIBO PA AKO SA MUNDO NG SHOWBIZ …
‘YAN ANG PINAKA-PABORITO KONG KANTA- NA INAWIT NI PAPA PIOLO PASCUAL…
KAHAPON, NU’NG MAKITA MULI KITA NA NAKAUPO SA ISANG BANGKO AT NAKATINGIN SA AKIN AT NAKANGITI… HINABOL KITA NG TINGIN, PERO MABILIS KA NA NAMANG NAWALA… SUMIGAW AKO SA ‘YO- “KAILANGAN KITA, HUWAG KA NANG MAWAWALA”…
AT SA AKING PANAGINIP, SUMAGOT KA. AT NARINIG KO SA AKING KALIWANG TAYNGA- “OO, HINDI NA AKO MAWAWALA”.
SALAMAT AT NANDYAN KA PA. HIHILINGIN KO SA DIYOS, HUWAG KA NA NIYANG KUNIN PA…
(words by robert manuguid silverio, as the words were written May 2, 2013).
Sa trailer pa lang ng pelikulang “On The Job”, produced by Star Cinema Productions, ay humanga na ang blogger na ito sa kakaibang approach na ginawa ng direktor nitong si Erik Matti. Kaya naman nu’ng lumabas na sa internet viral world ang trailer ng said movie, agad-agad namin itong nai-blog. At hindi kami, muli, nagkamali sa aming “panlasa”. Hayan at pasok na ngayon sa Director’s Fortnight ng Cannes International Film festival ang nabanggit na pelikula. All Filipinos must again be proud of this great achievement.
Nasa video sa itaas ang pag-announce ng isang French spokesperson na si Edouard Waintrop ukol sa mga napili nilang pelikula sa Cannes Filmfest.
Wala na kaming masasabi pa! Congrats sa lahat ng taong involved sa pelikulang ito!
“ON THE JOB”, coming soon!
BELOW IS THE LIST OF SELECTED FILMS FOR THE DIRECTOR’S FORTNIGHT AT CANNES fILMFEST:
JM DE GUZMAN goes action on his latest film on star cinema- “ON THE JOB!”
At sabi ni sip & sip 🙂
“Dapat lang, ‘no? It’s high time na bigyan ng Star Cinema Productions ng kasunod na pelikula ang isa sa pinakamagaling na young actor ng bansa- si JM De Guzman! Maski ba supporting lang ang role ni JM sa kakaibang action film na ito, mukhang napaka-markado naman, based pa lang sa trailer ng movie na ini-release na kamakailan lang. Mukhang inapi-api si JM dito, ginulpi, at na-torture ng to-the-max!!! Pero symphatethic naman ang kanyang character. Tipong maaawa ka talaga sa kanya, ha? Ganyan ang mga roles na markado at may appeal sa publiko. Besides, lucky charm si JM sa bawat pelikulang nilalabasan niya sa Star Cinema, lahat ay blockbuster! Proven na ‘yan… But to add, based sa trailer ng movie, tila kahanga-hanga rin dito sina Piolo Pascual at Gerald Anderson! For the first time, nakita namin sila ‘in- reality-based’ na characters, hindi ‘yung puro pantasya na lang ang mga papel na ginagampanan nila. Gerald looks so totally evil in this film, at si Piolo naman, isang living ‘angel-warrior’ of the harsh city life na pupuksa sa mga salot ng lipunan! Kakaiba ang movie na ito, kudos to its director, Erik Matti, for coming-up with a trendy film like this! Iba ang approach. What a nice breaker. Kikita to the max ang pelikulang ito, that, I guarantee!”
Star Cinema and Reality Entertainment released the teaser trailer of the upcoming crime-drama movie “On The Job“. It is an action film directed by Erik Matti.
The movie is starring Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre, Joey Marquez, Shaina Magdayao and Angel Aquino.
Gerald Anderson plays the role of Daniel, an inmate turned professional killer while Piolo Pascual is the NBI agent who will hunt Gerald.
The teaser displays very sensitive scenes. It is also the most sensual role set to Shaina Magdayao and Angel Aquino.
“On The Job” movie is also starring JM De Guzman, Rayver Cruz, Joel Torre, Leo Martinez, William Martinez, Joey Marquez, Dawn Zulueta, Rosanna Roces, and more.