Maya, played by actress Jodi Sta. Maria, performed Yeng Constantino's hit song "Chinito" for husband Richard "Sir Chief" Lim (Richard Yap) at their wedding reception on Tuesday's episode of "Be Careful With My Heart."
Actor Richard Yap gamely sang "Don't Know What To Do," the theme song of the Star Cinema film "She's The One," in an episode of "Kris TV" aired on Tuesday.
Jodi Sta. Maria has finally recovered from dengue fever.
Jodi took to Twitter to announce her return to her hit daytime series “Be Careful With My Heart” (BCWMH) after her character, Maya, was not seen for a week. In the storyline, the nanny-turned-flight attendant was also diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease.
“I’m baaack Thank you so much to those who prayed for me. Thank you for the love. Overwhelming. Love you guys. ” Jodi wrote on Monday, Oct.7, via her micro-blogging site handle @JodiStaMaria.
Fans and followers of the 31-year-old actress earnestly welcomed her back.
Lil’ Miss Saigon commented, “Awww. We miss you so much, Mayabels! BCWMH will never be the same without you. We are glad you’re back! Much love .”
Tinna S. Bonifacio: “Glad you’re better now, Jodi! God is good. .”
Jodi’s fan club, Jodinatics, posted, “We LOVE you our dearest Jodi ♥♥♥ Welcome Back ☺☺☺ #JODInatics Hugs and Kisses for you ♥♥♥.”
Even her on-screen partner, Richard “Ser Chief” Yap (@ImRichardYap08), in “BCWMH,” tweeted, “Welcome back!!! @JodiStaMaria is back on the set! .”
To this Jodi replied, “Salamat Chenes .”
On Monday’s teaser for the show’s Tuesday episode, Maya is finally shown also recovering from dengue.
Jodi Sta. Maria's character Maya returned to the ABS-CBN hit series "Be Careful With My Heart" on Tuesday.
Richard Yap, popularly known among televiewers as “Ser Chief,” from his role in the top-rating morning teleserye “Be Careful With My Heart,” has fulfilled another dream of his – to be a singer.
In a recent press conference held at the Palacio de Maynila along Roxas Blvd. to launch his debut album under Star Records, Richard revealed that when he was younger, all he wanted was to be a lounge singer. After all, he had a background in singing, having been a member of a glee club when he was in high school.
“But I didn’t think I could make it as a recording artist or even as an actor,” Richard said.
As to his preparation in recording the album, he said that two years ago, he took up singing lessons which he needed for a show but after that, he wasn’t able to go back, “ang preparation ko ’yung mga mall shows namin.”
Richard shared that his album is just like their TV series, a feel-good, easy-listening collection of tracks composed of nine revivals that were all chosen by “Ser Chief” himself. The carrier single is “Don’t Know What To Do, Don’t Know What To Say.”
Describing the album, Richard said “it covers all genre, from pop to ballad to alternative.” The other tracks are “If A Promise Ain’t Enough,” “Think I’m In Love Again,” “Can Find No Reason,” the Chinese version of “Oh Babe” and the bonus track “Salamat.”
Asked about his other plans, Richard said “If I pursue another thing, baka hindi ko na kakayanin. I’ll just continue to hone my craft for the meantime…” But he stressed that acting and singing are equally important to him.
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Jazz Artists In Concert At Solaire Tonight
For jazz lovers, the place to go tonight is the ballroom of Solaire Resorts & Casino where Queen of Jazz Annie Brazil will be performing in celebration of her 80th year. It’s not often that Annie could come home from New Jersey where she has been based for years, to sing for her kababayans, so this show is really special.
At the presscon for her concert “S’ Wonderful” the other day, Annie showed she still can charm the audience with her inimitable way of singing. One of the songs she sang was of course “S’ Wonderful.” Then she and son, Prince of Jazz Richard Merk, did a duet of the song “It Had To Be You.”
Each of her guest performers – Isabella Ledesma Gonzales, Renee Olstead, Rachel Anne Wolfe, Emcy Corteza, Jeannie Tiongco and Richard – sang their favorite songs to the delectation of the members of the press.
The show is presented by Solaire Resort & Casino for the benefit of Women’s Media Circle Foundation, Gota de Leche Foundation and Ayala Foundation. Sponsors include PLDT Fibr, Petron, Lily’s Peanut Butter, Fort Victoria, Zen Institute, Merk’s Place, Creative Minds and Radio High 105.9.
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Iktus Band Signs Up With MCA Music
Christian International School-based band Iktus, the grand prize winner of the Sun Broadband Quest Battle of the Bands, has inked a one-year contract with Sun Broadband and MCA Music Inc.
About the contract, Iktus said “We are very excited to share our music to a wider audience. The competition gave us a great starting point, and now we are looking forward to enhancing our craft further and maximizing our exposure to the professional music scene through our recording contract.”
Iktus is composed of Carizza Panaligan (vocals), Augusto Mendoza (guitars), Andrei Panaligan (bass) and Andrew Panaligan (drunms). They got their name Iktus from the Greek word “ichtus,” which stands for fish, a common symbol for Christianity. They consider Rivermaya, Silent Sanctuary, Sugarfree, Itchyworms, Urbandub, Paramore, Flyleaf, Switchfoot and Run Kid Run as their musical influences.
MCA Music Inc. President Ricky Ilacad said “This is a great initiative with Sun Cellular, as we’ve always found it exciting to support developments within the local community, especially the youth. We are glad to have discovered this group of promising young people, coming together to express themselves through good music.”
Meanwhile, Sun Cellular’s Vice President for International and Data Services Michele Curran revealed that this endeavor was pursued by Sun Broadband to give aspiring bands the opportunity to fulfill their dreams of making it big in the music industry.
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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, Oct. 5, go to Supreme Court Justice Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Korina Sanchez, Liela Benitez-Simpson, Nelia Silverio, Ida Joseph, Tita Calalang, Karina “Bing” Baylon, Corazon G. Dizon, Karen Capina, Jet Ejercito, Inger Cuenco, Nanette Edillon, Bobby Rodrigo, Melody Anne Bonoan, Josephine Woodward, Roselle Vargas, Marilou Sanchez Catalucci, Danny Velasco, Virgie McAffrey, Elvis Trocio of DSWD, Mat Ranillo III, Rose Monaghan, Rolly Quizon, Danny Velasco and Star Magic’s Maja Salvador… Happy wedding anniversary to Nards and Sol Cansana…