Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vote for Akihiro to win!!!!

Celebrity Duets Grand Finals is on saturday. Please vote for Akihiro Sato one last time. Just text DUETS (space) AKIHIRO and send to 2344 for Globe, Sun, TM and 367 for Smart and TNT. Please vote ten times and encourage 10 friends to vote the same. A vote for Akihiro is a vote for Gawad Kalinga. Please vote now until friday 11:59 pm. Let us help Akihiro win!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Please Vote for Aki on Celebrity Duets

Please Vote for Akihiro Sato on Celebrity Duets!

Just type: Duets (space) Akihiro and send to 2344 for Globe (case sensitive) and 367 for Smart. Vote now up until September 12, saturday, 12 am.

Maximum 10 votes per sim. P2.50 per vote. P 25.00 only for all 10 votes.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Celebrity Duets

The non-professional singer contestants of GMA’s Celebrity Duets season 3 were revealed. Here are the list of contenders for this season:

Akihiro Sato – Commercial and Ramp Model

Joel Cruz – Proprietor of Aficionado Perfumes
Nicolo Cosme – Fashion Photographer
Maxi Cinco – fashion Designer
Gina Alajar – Award- Winning Actress
Jomari Yllana – TV Host / Comedian
Nonito Donaire – Professional Boxer
Janina San Miguel – Beauty Queen

Celebrity Duets season 3 is still hosted by real life singing couple Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez.

The board of judges for Season 3 is composed of veteran concert & theatre director Freddie Santos, renowned composer & arranger Danny Tan and Celebrity Duets’ 1st grand winner & socialite Tessa Prieto-Valdez.

The reality singing competition premieres on August 29, 2009 on GMA 7.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Handumanan Premieres on July 22


Seymour Barros Sanchez’s first full-length feature “Handumanan” (Remembrance), a new film about three people who seem to have lost hope of their worlds until their fateful encounter in a resort in Negros Oriental, will compete for the prestigious Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) award as part of the fifth Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival (Cinemalaya Cinco) at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It will have its world premiere at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre) on July 22, Wednesday, 9 p.m.

Starring Asian Television Awards Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress winner Chin Chin Gutierrez, Gawad Urian Best Actor awardee Jason Abalos, and introducing Japanese-Brazilian model Akihiro Sato, the film is shot in Negros Oriental, Zambales, Cavite, and Metro Manila.
Gutierrez stars as Solita or Sol Biglete, a romance novelist who hides under the pseudonym Soledad Miranda. She quits her job and goes back home to Dumaguete after repeatedly shunning the demands of her publisher, played by Dido dela Paz, to write erotic pocketbooks.

Abalos, on the other hand, is Alejandro or Lean Tan, a government auditor who wants to be an accomplished writer someday. He finished a course in accountancy upon the wish of his mother, played by Gina Lumauig, but, deep inside him, he has other far more important things in mind.
Sato, who acts in his first film after gracing the catwalk of countless fashion shows and appearing in several commercials, is Carlos Silva, a model who is searching for his roots.

After Sol leaves her job for Dumaguete through the help of her colleague and friend (Lexter Tarriela), she finds out about blogging from her niece (Nadie May Orillana) and makes use of this new tool to continue writing. Carlos, who finds his face on the cover of one of Sol’s pocketbooks, searches for her on the internet and gets hooked with her writing, expressing his wish to meet her personally in the process. Meanwhile, Lean is assigned to audit in Dumaguete but his reclusive attitude leads him to Sol, whose romance novels play an unusual role in his life.

The script, which was selected as one of the six finalists to the third Produire au Sud (Producing from the South) workshop during the sixth World Film Festival of Bangkok last year, was co-written by Sanchez and Richard Legaspi, batchmates at Ricky Lee’s 14th scriptwriting workshop. The latter is set to direct his own feature “Cyclone Loop” for Cinema One Originals.

Produced by Red Room Productions from a 500,000-peso grant provided by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the film is also made possible through the major backing of Philippine Seven Corporation (7-Eleven), Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort, Silliman University, On Cam Productions, Pixel Art Media Production Co., and the Katorse Writers Group, with minor support from the University of Makati Film Society, Antulang Beach Resort, Penshoppe, Hayahay Restaurant and Bar, Italia Restaurant, CafĂ© Antonio, Don Roberto’s, Shakey’s Dumaguete, Gifts Fashion, Chantilly Cake House, Waffle Time, and Boston Cafe.

Abalos appears courtesy of Star Magic/ABS-CBN Talent Center while Sato appears courtesy of Mercator Models Management. The film will then be shown at the Robinsons Galleria Indie Sine from July 29 to August 4 before touring schools nationwide and other film festivals abroad.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Feliz Dia dos Namorados

In Brazil, there is no Valentine's Day. Instead, "Dia dos Namorados" (lit. "Day of the enamored", or "Boyfriend's/Girlfriend's Day") is celebrated on June 12, when couples exchange gifts such as lingerie, chocolates, cards and usually a flower bouquet. This day is chosen probably because it is the day before Saint Anthony's day, known there as the ''marriage saint'', when many single women perform popular rituals in order to find a good husband (or nowadays, a boyfriend).

But still we greet you a Happy Valentine's Day, Aki!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008