Serna: Markki and Bela to hold a mini show

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By Roger Serna

Sounds and images

Thursday, September 27, 2012

FIVE months ago, former Pilipinas Got Talent finalist Markki Stroem told some members of the E-Group that he’s finishing an album of his original compositions and that he intended to have it released before the year ends.

Last Tuesday, the singer-composer-actor shared his with Rosemarie Gaisano his excitement over the fact that his album has reached the No. 2 spot among recently released OPM albums.

Markki and Bela Padilla are the guests of ma’am Gaisano for the Gaisano Bogo’s Sakyanang Pang-Negosyo grand raffle tomorrow, Sept. 29. The two will also have a show at the Gaisano Country Mall in the evening.


Meanwhile, former Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited housemates Tintin Patrimonio and Divine Smith will be the guests in Gaisano Balamban Town Center’s grand raffle of the same promo next Saturday, Oct. 6.


Star Cinema continues to treat Tagalog movie lovers with new projects every month.

Right on the heels of the blockbuster The Mistress comes the funny This Guy’s In Love With U, Mare!, which is top billed by Vice Ganda, Toni Gonzaga, Luis Manzano and a
host of other Kapamilya contract stars.

Promo diva Josie Pereyra says that This Guy’s In Love With U, Mare! is slated to be shown nationwide starting Oct. 10.


The Halad sa Kabataan list of finalists for the guitar duet and the vocal solo competitions has just been completed, with the culmination of the district eliminations last Tuesday. For the guitar duet, the finalists are: Kye Chavez and Churchill Bulak (Carcar City); Carlo Marie Gonzalez and Roland Vincent Sales (Minglanilla); Scott Wilson Divinagracia and Ailyn Casinto (Ginatilan); Ciara Joy Calledo and Rhiza Marie Davide (Argao); Ian Mark Belocura and Allan Barcoma (Barili); Jason Herebias and Jose Jacob Melliza (Toledo City); Jun Aldrich Layague and Jethryl Fritz Alarde (San Remegio); Alory Mae Arellano and Ma. Priscilla Aboyabor (Bantayan); Joebert Ian Castro and Joseph Daniel Alvarez (Danao City); Charles Mendoza and Elora Dane Sanchez (Liloan); Rondoe Abonales and Rodger Costillas (Mandaue City); and Clark Resula and Loweh Jay Trazona (Cordova).

For the singing competition, the finalists are Stephanie Cañedo (Sibonga), Mariel Minglanilla (San Fernando), Hannah Krister Reponte (Dalaguete), Eilden Mae Jorolan (Badian), Dionalyn Holganza (Balamban), Rhett James Malazarte (Aloguinsan), Marielle Montelano (Tabogon), Khiem Shinner Rustia (Madridejos), Hannah Jocyl Maningo (Danao City), Kriscia Isla Apuya (Borbon), Brian Degamo (Cordova) and Genevieve Roche Flores (Mandaue City).

Meanwhile, the finalists of the rondalla competition are the Talisay City Rondalla, Sisters of Mary-Girls Town Rondalla and the Argao Municipal Rondalla. Grand finals will be on Oct. 13 at the CICC starting at 1 p.m.


Each time I drop by the place, I notice an increase in patrons at Jun Esma’s Musicology Resto-Bar along F. Ramos St. Good food and drinks, cozy place and superb sound system are the joint’s aces.

The joint also serves as set of the Jun Esma Show at Skycable. At the second floor is where the beauty salon is located. Just a perfect set-up.


Finalists for the Mr. & Ms. Olive-C Campus Model 2012 search are in the thick of preparations as the grand finals staging draws nearer. The male finalists are Joseph Romer Enriquez, Marlon Tansengco, Nimrod Shem Aro, Junichi Yabushita, Luis Lagunay Jr., Mark Ian Potencioso, Matt Erickson Malagar, Julio Miguel del Rio, Marcus Paolo, Reyes, Lyrey Yves Campos, Deo Angelo Berido, Troy Rizon, Santiago Gio Sevilla, Darren Reves and Nathaniel Tiu.

The female finalists are Julie Queen Igot, Jessa Marie Jane Cariaga, Karen Kate Jagdon, Guada Mikka Abenoja, Aivy Mae Rosell Castro, Marie Shane Ortega, Meriam Marie Epe, Patrice Joy Bonghanoy, Brigitte Burato, Maria Cassandra Yu, Catherine Cuerpo, Sushmita Ann Mae Godoy, Kharyn Kate Odever, Rhona Marie Lopez and Rowhe Ramos.

Coronation will be on Nov. 9 at the convention hall of the JCentre Mall in Mandaue City.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 28, 2012.


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