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Regal Entertainment dabbles in horror genre anew via ‘Dilim’

RAYVER CRUZ and Kylie Padilla

RAYVER CRUZ and Kylie Padilla

Regal Entertainment is coming out with horror flick Dilim. Directed by the multi-awarded Jose Javier Reyes and starring Rayver Cruz and Kylie Padilla, it is expected to give viewers a spine-tingling theater experience just like the outfit’s previous horror films.

In Dilim, Kylie plays Maritess who goes through nightmares while living in a dormitory. Working student Emerson (played by Rayver) will help Maritess uncover the secret behind the chilling occurrences, which will bring to light the case of missing students played by Ella Cruz and Nathalie Hart.

Both Rayver and Kylie admit to believing in ghosts.Kylie shared that she used to have ghostly experiences while living in Australia.

During the shoot, Rayver and Kylie showed great chemistry. If this turns into something romantic, the Regal matriarch herself, Mother Lily Monteverde, is among those who will be thrilled. She said, “I’ll be very happy in case magkatuluyan sila.”

Dilim premieres on Oct. 22.

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Richard Yap

Richard Yap

RICHARD YAP TO DO MORE MOVIES AFTER ‘BCWMH’

Now that ABS-CBN’s popular morning show “Be Careful With My Heart” is nearing its end, Richard Yap will have time to do movie projects. Among stars he’d like to work with are Judy Ann Santos and Ai Ai delas Alas, whom he co-starred on “My Binondo Girl.” Richard is now shooting Praybeyt Benjamin starring Vice Ganda.

Richard’s WangFu Chinese Bistro along T. Morato (where most diners are balikbayans are happy to meet Ser Chief in person) is celebrating its first anniversary and they’re offering an “Eat All You Can Dimsum” for a reasonable price. The offer is good up to Oct. 31.

Co-owned by Lester Pimentel Ong and Ace Wang, WangFu will have another branch at UP Town Center, in addition to their branch at Il Terrazzo near ABS-CBN.

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TIDBITS: Happy b-day greetings today, Oct. 21, go to Gabby Claudio, Mitch Valdes, Joey Reyes, Irma Potenciano, Herbert Sy, Tessie E. Rodrigo, Charing Dulalia, Kookoo Gonzales, Ernest Tagle, Celia Cunanan, Joan Menguito, Marirose Sison-Garcia, Jesus Reynaldo V. Palma, Annaliza Velasco, Atty. Harry Roque, Edwin Costa, Stephen Tomas Flores-Joseph, Kathy Tanjuatco, Chelo Banal Formoso, Beth Gelema, and Pica Lozano… Oct. 22: Lindsay Custodio-Platon, Conchitina Veloso, Tereret Liboro, Angel Cruz, Lito Talampas, Virginia R. Velasco, Helen Ong, Nadine C. Teves, Sonny Timbol, Karla Yturzaeta and Matt Evans…

Richard Yap on ‘Be Careful’ ending, his next career moves

Richard Yap (Photo by Bhenj Agustin)

Richard Yap (Photo by Bhenj Agustin)

While fans of “Be Careful With My Heart” are saddened by the announcement of its conclusion set for Nov. 28, lead actor Richard Yap looks forward to spending more time with his family and carefully mulling his next career moves.

In an interview, he reiterated that there’s a bit of catching up to do when it comes to his family life.

“Minsan hindi na kami nagkikita. Magkikita kami, minsan breakfast lang, kapag paalis na sila tapos ako, paalis rin. Minsan hindi rin kami nagkikita kasi tulog pa ako…” he said.

It’s no complaint but mere statement of facts. Yap said that from the start, his family has been supportive of his job. Besides, they text or call each other frequently whenever he’s away. The actor’s wife has been “very understanding” even when it comes to Ser Chief’s (name of Yap’s character) with Maya (Jodi Sta. Maria) on the daytime series that’s been airing for more than two years now.

“Alam naman niya na trabaho ito eh. Alam naman niya kung ano ang pinasok namin,” said Yap of the Mrs.

The finale episode dubbed “happy ever after” will be akin to well-loved fairytales, said a release.

Yap is thankful that the show is ending when it should and not because it’s following is dwindling. He says he will miss his “kulitan” with Sta. Maria as well as the other cast members on the set, though, he acknowledges that even good things must come to an end sometimes.

The actor won’t be left empty-handed with the show’s demise. He is currently shooting the movie “Praybeyt Benjamin 2” and then there’s his restaurant business to take care of. A recording artist, too, Yap could hold a concert “pero yung maliliit lang muna kung sakali.”

Asked what kind of role he’d like to do next, Yap said he is open to anything.

“Basta lang maganda yung storya. Pero syempre, gusto kong gumawa ng iba naman, hindi yung mai-stuck ako sa ganitong role. Puwede ring may konting action gaya ng ginagawa ni Liam Neeson or konting comedy,,,kahit kontrabida as long as it’s a good role.”

How does he want fans to remember “Be Careful With My Heart”?

“A teleserye that taught them to do good to others.”

“Be Careful With My Heart” airs everyday at 11:30 a.m. before “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN’s Primetanghali. Others in the cast are Jerome Ponce, Janella Salvador, Mutya Orquia, Jeo Angelo Arquines and Elisha Maurice delos Santos.

Auditions set for 2014 MBC National Choral Competition

The Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) is inviting ensembles from schools, churches, residential communities, offices, and special interest groups to take part in the 2014 MBC National Choral Competition.

The choral contests have two divisions: Children’s choirs (where the winner will receive P100,000) and the open category (the champion will bring home P150,000).

25laoag childrens choir

LAOAG CHILDREN’S choir

Live auditions will be conducted in Cauayan, Isabela (Sept. 27), Iloilo (Oct. 4), and at the Star Theater in Pasay (Oct. 12). Choirs from provinces may send a high-quality audition video and the corresponding application form to the MBC head office in Pasay on or before Oct. 10.

Detailed mechanics are downloadable from the official Facebook page of the MBC National Choral Competitions. For more details, email siouxstar@gmail.com.

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RICHARD YAP

RICHARD YAP

Richard Yap honors Juan Luna via new resto

TV actor/entrepreneur Richard Yap recently inaugurated his latest restaurant Luna J Gastropub.

“We named the restaurant in honor of Juan Luna, one of the first Filipinos who became internationally known both for their craft and patriotism,” Richard said.

The actor also owns WangFu, a popular Chinese restaurant.

Luna J Gastropub serves authentic Filipino cuisine like adobong baka, adobong hipon sa Gata, gagnet, kare-kare, among others.

Incidentally, Richard’s ABS-CBN series “Be Careful With My Heart,” which co-stars Jodi Sta. Maria, continues to rate well. Sources say the show will run till December this year.

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NEW BRANCH. Former child actor Hero Bautista (left), representing his brother Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, assists Irma Fishing founder Roberto ‘Bobby’ del Rosario (right) in cutting the ribbon during opening activities of the new Gerry’s Grill branch located at the second floor of Fisher Mall in Quezon City.

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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings, Sept. 25, go to Sen. Bong Revilla, Bobby Velasco of Cafe de Malate, Carla Martinez, Sandra Garcia, Salvador Bigay, Guia Castillo, Tess Lapuz-Lardizabal, Jimmy Vicente, Cory Elizabeth Endozo, Aldin B. Pastrano, Edwin Galvez, Jun Nardo, Ellaine Amora, Jelo Honrado, and Orlando Q. Yaneza of SEC… Happy wedding anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Pilapil… Sept. 26: art patron Danny Dolor, diplomat Susan Castrence, Lizza G. Nakpil, Polie Aquino, Marieliese Evaristo, Cecille B. Salonga, Dr. Rainelda Jarin, Christine Villar Pineda, Flordeliza Belen, Canada-based Jojo T. Taduran, Dr. Socorro M. Bartolome, Angelica Tashiro, Pilie Barrenchea, Pearl Villa-Real, Joshua Louise P. Uy, Roma Panilawon-Rata, Federico Macaranas, and Brian Tenorio…

Philanthropist-entrepreneur vies for Mrs. Universe 2014 title

Our very own beauty queen, entrepreneur and philanthropist Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo, is among 45 accomplished married 12women from all over the world vying for the Mrs. Universe 2014 title. The competition will culminate on Aug. 28 at the Sunway Resort in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The competition is aimed to help end violence against women and children.

During her send-off party held recently at Richard Yap’s Wang Fu Chinese Bistro, Hemilyn requested her kababayans to support her by voting online via www.mrsuniverse2014.com.

Hemilyn was a finalist in the Mutya ng Pilipinas beauty pageant in 2005 and in several international beauty titles like Ms. Globe International in Eastern Europe, and Ms. Petite International in Houston, USA. She won the Ms. Global City competition in Taipei, Taiwan in 2008.

Hemilyn is the wife of PAF Reserve Maj. Richard Tamayo. They have a year-old son.

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MEMORABLE DEBUT

THEA TOLENTINO and Gina Alajar

THEA TOLENTINO and Gina Alajar

GMA Artist Center star Thea Tolentino celebrated her 18th birthday recently at Villa Morales Garden Resort in Calamba, Laguna. She looked very elegant in a black Francis Libiran gown.

The 18 Candles included fellow “Protégé” contestants Elle Ramirez and Zandra Summer who expressed happiness over their friend’s success. Actress-director Gina Alajar, Thea’s mentor in “Protégé,” was also present at the event.

About her coming-out party, Thea said, “Hinding-hindi ko ito makakalimutan. Sobrang thankful ako hindi lang dahil sa moment na ito, kundi sa blessings na natatanggap ko.”

Thea plays antagonist to Barbie Forteza in the afternoon drama series “The Half Sisters.”

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NEW WAVE COMPETITION BIGGER THIS YEAR

The New Wave competition of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has gotten even bigger in 2014. “This year, as we celebrate our 40th year, MMFF will continue the tradition of supporting independent films through a bigger, better and bolder New Wave Section,” MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino said.

The winner (Best Picture) of the Full Length category will receive P300,000. A Special Jury Prize of P200,000 will also be awarded. Aside from its December showing, all entries will be given a special commercial run next year.

For the Student Shorts, the Best Picture will receive P50,000 and P25,000 each for special awards. The Best Picture of the Animation section will get P100,000, while the six winners in the Cinephone competition will each receive P25,000.

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TIDBITS: Happy b-day greetings today, Aug. 26, go to Angeli P. Valenciano, Efren “Bata” Reyes, Nonong Bagatsing, Irineo “Boy” Chan, Dr. Adrian Buensalido, Edfren Edlagan, Popo Suanes, Libay Gaspi, Carlos Yturzaeta, Sofia Romualdez, Suzy Unas, Atty. Augusto L. Villanueva and Jay Durias… Aug. 27: Amalia Fuentes, Ogie Alcasid, Mayor Benjie Lim, Ben Chan, Dr. Liceria Soriano, Dr. Marilyn Olalo, Neelam Uttamchandani, John Edgar Lara, John Delmer Go, Tessie C. Castro, Andrew Bryan N. Sapigao, Marcelino Banaria, Jillianne M. Mohammad of New York; Pokwang, and DOJ Secretary Leila de Lima… Auditions for ‘Bet ng Bayan’ will be held today in Robinsons Dumaguete. The show will air on GMA-7 by October…

Philanthropist-entrepreneur vies for Mrs. Universe 2014 title

Our very own beauty queen, entrepreneur and philanthropist Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo, is among 45 accomplished married 12women from all over the world vying for the Mrs. Universe 2014 title. The competition will culminate on Aug. 28 at the Sunway Resort in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The competition is aimed to help end violence against women and children.

During her send-off party held recently at Richard Yap’s Wang Fu Chinese Bistro, Hemilyn requested her kababayans to support her by voting online via www.mrsuniverse2014.com.

Hemilyn was a finalist in the Mutya ng Pilipinas beauty pageant in 2005 and in several international beauty titles like Ms. Globe International in Eastern Europe, and Ms. Petite International in Houston, USA. She won the Ms. Global City competition in Taipei, Taiwan in 2008.

Hemilyn is the wife of PAF Reserve Maj. Richard Tamayo. They have a year-old son.

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MEMORABLE DEBUT

THEA TOLENTINO and Gina Alajar

THEA TOLENTINO and Gina Alajar

GMA Artist Center star Thea Tolentino celebrated her 18th birthday recently at Villa Morales Garden Resort in Calamba, Laguna. She looked very elegant in a black Francis Libiran gown.

The 18 Candles included fellow “Protégé” contestants Elle Ramirez and Zandra Summer who expressed happiness over their friend’s success. Actress-director Gina Alajar, Thea’s mentor in “Protégé,” was also present at the event.

About her coming-out party, Thea said, “Hinding-hindi ko ito makakalimutan. Sobrang thankful ako hindi lang dahil sa moment na ito, kundi sa blessings na natatanggap ko.”

Thea plays antagonist to Barbie Forteza in the afternoon drama series “The Half Sisters.”

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NEW WAVE COMPETITION BIGGER THIS YEAR

The New Wave competition of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has gotten even bigger in 2014. “This year, as we celebrate our 40th year, MMFF will continue the tradition of supporting independent films through a bigger, better and bolder New Wave Section,” MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino said.

The winner (Best Picture) of the Full Length category will receive P300,000. A Special Jury Prize of P200,000 will also be awarded. Aside from its December showing, all entries will be given a special commercial run next year.

For the Student Shorts, the Best Picture will receive P50,000 and P25,000 each for special awards. The Best Picture of the Animation section will get P100,000, while the six winners in the Cinephone competition will each receive P25,000.

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TIDBITS: Happy b-day greetings today, Aug. 26, go to Angeli P. Valenciano, Efren “Bata” Reyes, Nonong Bagatsing, Irineo “Boy” Chan, Dr. Adrian Buensalido, Edfren Edlagan, Popo Suanes, Libay Gaspi, Carlos Yturzaeta, Sofia Romualdez, Suzy Unas, Atty. Augusto L. Villanueva and Jay Durias… Aug. 27: Amalia Fuentes, Ogie Alcasid, Mayor Benjie Lim, Ben Chan, Dr. Liceria Soriano, Dr. Marilyn Olalo, Neelam Uttamchandani, John Edgar Lara, John Delmer Go, Tessie C. Castro, Andrew Bryan N. Sapigao, Marcelino Banaria, Jillianne M. Mohammad of New York; Pokwang, and DOJ Secretary Leila de Lima… Auditions for ‘Bet ng Bayan’ will be held today in Robinsons Dumaguete. The show will air on GMA-7 by October…