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Bela Padilla reacts to Neil Arce-Angel Locsin engagement

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IT'S not an issue for Bela Padilla that her ex-boyfriend Neil Arce is now engaged to Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin.

Bela allowed some netizens to answer questions through her Instagram account.

How's her heart, knowing that her ex is already engaged?

"Why would you assume that I'm affected? I'm happy for them."

It Took Bela and Neil four years before they broke up in January 2017.

At that time Bela admits she prioritized her showbiz career over her lovelife.

"Sobrang bait niya and he deserves the right girl.”

Despite their split up, Bela and Neil were still able to work together with some of the latter's produced films.

Meanwhile, Angel and Neil were friends for seven years, followed by a mutual understanding.

In March 2017, they began dating, but only in February 2018 when Angel confessed that they’re officially on.

After a year and four months, Neil proposed.

Both of them announced their engagement on June 29 through their own social media accounts.

In his post, Neil meaningfully posted.

"Thank you for allowing me to be with you, take care of you and most of all love you for the rest of my life."

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The official entries of the 2019 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) have already been revealed.

These are “G!”, “I’m Ellenya L,” “Watch Me Kill,” and “Open.”

These four films will be joining the first three entries that were announced last March, namely “Cuddle Weather,” “The Panti Sisters”, and “LSS.”

In addition, there are three full-length films that are part of the Sandaan Feature Showcase.

These are “Circa”, “Lola Igna”, and “Pagbalik”. They were picked in line with the celebration of One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema.

The chosen films will be shown from September 13 to 19, 2019 in all cinemas nationwide.

G!

This roadtrip barkada movie stars McCoy de Leon, Jameson Blake, Paulo Angeles, Mark Oblea, and Kira Balinger, directed by Dondon Santos.

I’m Ellenya L

This movie features ABS-CBN stars Maris Racal and Inigo Pascual, who are collectively known as MarNigo.

It tells the story of a girl, who is so intent on becoming a well-known social media influencer to the point of becoming pretentious.

This movie tackles a concern that is relevant these days: the young generation putting more value on how they are being perceived by the society.

The movie is the first directorial job of of Boy 2 Quizon under Spring Films. Producer Niel Arce chose Boy 2 to direct this film.

Watch Me Kill

Seasoned actress Jean Garcia will be headlining this action movie, where she portrays the role of Luciano, a contract killer.

Joining her in the cast are Jay Manalo, Bodjie Pascua, Althea Vega, Rodolfo Muyuela, and Junyka Santarin.

Jean underwent intense gun shooting and defense lessons to prepare for her role.

The movie is produced by Greenlight and CineBandits Entertainment.

Open

ABS-CBN stars Arci Munoz and JC Santos will be top-billing this movie, which is produced by T-Rex Entertainment and will be directed by Andoy Ranay.

The movie focuses on "open relationships" a topic that is considered taboo and clandestine, but nevertheless exists.

Other actors in the film include Nikki Valdez, Aexa Ilacad, and Vance Larena.

In an interview, Ranay revealed that casting for the movie took awhile because the topic of the movie is sensitive.

He added that he wanted intelligent and brave main actors and believes that Arci and JC are perfect for the roles.

Circa

Cast: Anita Linda, Enchong Dee, Gina Alajar, Laurice Guillen, Elizabeth Oropesa

Director: Adolf Alix Jr.

Dona Atang, a once celebrated film producer from the earlier years of Filipino cinema, celebrates her one hundredth birthday. For her wish, she wants a reunion with all the actors and staff that she has worked with in the past.

Lola Igna

Cast: Yves Flores, Meryll Soriano, and Ms. Angie Ferro

Director: Eduardo Roy Jr.

This film was supposed to be part of Cinemalaya 2012 but it was pulled out because the producer said they wanted to have more time to revise the script to meet the needs of an international distributor. It was chosen again and was supposed to be a Cinemalaya 2017 entry but production backed out from the film fest.

In 2018, Lola Igna was chosen as one of the official entries of the 2018 TO Farm Film Festival Philippines. However, it got pulled out again.

Lola Igna is a foul-mouthed and stubborn woman who is eager to die but her neighbors are hung up on her winning the title "oldest living grandmother in the world." Her long-lost great-great grandson, Tim, an inspiring vlogger who wants to latch on to his now-famous grandma ends up giving her a new reason to live.

Pagbalik

Cast: Gloria Sevilla, Suzette Ranillo, and Vince Ranillo

After working abroad, the 50-year-old Rica comes home to stay with her 85-year-old mother Choleng. She learns what her mother has done all these years when she was working abroad.


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