WHEN Hannah my friend told me Valeria "Bangs" Garcia was one of the guests-of-honor during the opening of the Global Alchemy Web Solutions, one of Davao City's newest homegrown call centers I wasted no time in asking her a favor if we could interview the actress for a video project.
FILIPINOS are one of the talented in the world.
Wherever, you can find our kababayans, young or old, showcasing their talent that wows others.
SCI-FI actioner The Maze Runner, crime-action thriller A Walk Among Tombstones, and the doll-horror Maria Leonora Theresa open this week at Gaisano Mall Cinemas.
THE Asia's Songbird shared that as a mom, every day is a challenge.
In an interview during her visit in General Santos City last September 5 for the Kapuso Fans' Day, the proud mom happily shared with the press her exciting experiences as she continuously finds ways on how to become the best mom to two-year-old Nate.
SM CITY Davao hosted the 1st ever Davao Chocolate Festival, a delectable celebration of chocolate treats last September 12-14. The three-day festival featured different chocolate treats from 15 exhibitors. Chocolate festival participants include: Kablon Farms, Chocolate Bean, Human Nature, Puratos, Malagos Chocolates, Cacao de Davao, Chocolatte de Davao, and Nutra Rich, Tsokolate de San Isidro, Coco Dolce, Red Ribbon, SM Supermarket, SM Dept. Store, and Allegro Ice Cream & Giardino Gelato.
SHE maybe the youngest contender during the competition, but this didn't stop Jayrah Kaye Adeva, Grade 9 student of Ateneo de Davao University (Addu) to fully show her talent in singing.
A gem of Davao City, the 15-year old Jayrah is one of the Pinoy young talents who showcased their singing prowess at the recently concluded World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), held at Hollywood, California, last July 11 to 19.
THE country’s Queen of Bossa Nova, Sitti Navarro, is set to tie the knot with her non-showbiz boyfriend by mid next year.
FOR fashionistas who can't live each day having to browse the pages of fashion magazines and check the internet for the latest fashion rings will sure be jumping with joy that Abreeza Mall has successfully made its second run of its monthly Fashion Forum held at the Ground Floor Fashion Hall last August 29, 2014.
ARMED with her positive outlook and charming personality, Mariestella "Maris" Racal tagged as the "Singing Sunshine ng Davao" is slowly making its name, especially when she was chosen to be one of the Big Four on the recently concluded, Pinoy Big Brother All-In.
She finished 2nd in the Pinoy Big Brother ALL IN Season this 2014.
WITHOUT any sign of shilly-shallying, Kapuso top hunk Dingdong Dantes was proud to reveal with the Davao entertainment press how much she adores the soon-to-be Mrs. Dantes.
“I love everything about her,” Dingdong said in an interview last August 17 at Mesa Restaurant – SM Lanang Premier when he was asked about the traits of Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera that really made him decide to make her Mrs. Dantes on December 30 this year.
"I WANT to get scared."
This was rock singer and actor, Marc Abaya's reply when asked why he tried to venture into show business even as he's already making a name in the music industry.
KAPUSO actor Rafael Rosell is now enjoying a rosy lovelife courtesy of his new girlfriend, a Filipina-Ukranian model.
HIT sequels of Sin City and Purge open today at the theaters of Gaisano Mall of Davao.
Based-on-young-adult-novel flicks, the sc-fi drama The Giver and the afterlife drama If I Stay, also open this week, together with the comedy-horror-fantasy Knights of Badassdom and the horror Provoked.
TWO major Filipino films, Talk Back and You're Dead and Somebody To Love, open this week at Gaisano Mall of Davao.
KAPAMILYA actress Ellen Adarna has emphasized on the capability of the latest Gionee phone, the Elife S5.5, to take better ‘selfie’ photos than her old unit.
In an interview with the Davao entertainment press last August 13 at New Asia Restaurant, the 26-year-old Cebuana beauty was so proud in showing off her Gionee Elife S5.5 phone.
WITH everything that already happened, it was crazy to think there would be another day packed with great music and great vibes as Tunog Mindanaw 2014 roared the SM City Davao Annex Event Center where eager Dabawenyos flocked.
This year's Tunog Mindanaw was bigger than ever, I have attended and covered the competition for the last two years and as each competition goes by, it becomes much more than a "good time" and that was quite evident this year as music entries significantly becomes festive, bolder, and authentic.
GIONEE Philippines recently unveiled in the city its flagship phone called the ElifeS5.5.
Joining them in the launching at the Gaisano Mall Activity Center last Wednesday was no less its celebrity endorser, sexy actress and model Ellen Adarna.
EXCITING shows of various artists will be flooding the malls of Davao City this Kadayawan weekend. Thus, Dabawenyos will have so much free shows to enjoy, apart from the unending mall-wide sales promotions.
SM Lanang Premier
BIG productions The Expendables 3 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles open at Gaisano Mall of Davao this week.
Also opening on Wednesday are comedy Sex Tape and the romantic What If. A restored version of 80s erotic thriller, Virgin people, also opens.
A DAVAO CITY-based acoustic band, composed of five young, good-looking and talented high school students, has continued to shine with astounding performances that brought them to various events not only in the city, but other parts of Davao Region.
The latest of which was a successful concert in Lupon, Davao Oriental where the group, who called themselves the Avousteens, performed before a huge crowd on the second day of the week-long Araw ng Lupon last August 3 at Lupon Gymnasium.
“NOT another superhero movie!” I told my three boys when they convinced - err, tag-teamed - me last weekend into watching a film which I knew would surely make any tele-serye addicted mom feel disoriented, much less, overwhelmed by sensory overload.
So there I was once again, lined up with popcorn and soda in hand, as I tried mightily to condition myself to accept the inevitable: two hours of total visual punishment, which ruled out the possibility of violent reactions from this writer, as I was surrounded by fanboys of all shapes and sizes, including my own brood.
DABAWENYA actress Erich Gonzales' “Once A Princess” leads the new movie releases this week at the theaters of Gaisano Malls (Davao, Tagum, Toril).
Major Hollywood productions opening this week are disaster flick Into the Storm and the superheroine boxbuster Lucy that topped the US weekend box-office.
WITH the help of a stage, a microphone and a spotlight, some local kids showed how they shine during the second preliminary competition of the annual search for SM Little Stars held at the SM Main Mall last July 27. It was indeed another great weekend for me, to see kids jumping, running to and fro and innocent laughs roaring at the backstage while parents were getting anxious at every second, to wait at their kids turn to show up onstage.
Twelve kids, six boys and girls from the cities of Davao and General Santos competed for the title to join the regional finals at SM City Gensan.
DESPITE his busy showbiz commitments, Kapuso hunk actor Victor Basa still finds time to do his pastime, blogging.
WHEN the sex scandal involving allegedly the Kapatid newscaster and TV host Paolo Bediones broke at the start of this week, a few netizens have some difficulty believing that it's really him on the photo and video which immediately went viral in the social networking sites, particularly on Facebook.
GUARDIANS of the Galaxy, Marvel's latest comic-book-to-big-screen offering, leads the new movie releases at Gaisano Mall of Davao this week.
THEY may be the underdog if we talk about surveys, but it didn't stop them from improving further. It has even pushed them in conceptualizing programs that will surely be a hit to their loyal listeners.
THE most popular family on social media right now rocked the Abreeza Ayala Mall’s Activity Center as Doug, Cheska, Kendra, Scarlett, and Gavin walked the runway for the mall's Style Origin fashion show last July 20.
BIG-BUDGET flick Hercules, starring wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson leads the new movies releases at Gaisano Mall Cinemas this week.
THE expression "everything happens for a reason" may already sound cliché, but nothing could be more true for Kapuso homegrown artist Carla Abellana, who, despite all the emotional challenges she once faced in her life, has become simply content with where and who she is right now.