Nikki explains short stint in ‘Apoy sa Dagat’

MANILA, Feb 20 (Mabuhay) — Despite the glowing reception for her feisty portrayal in “Apoy sa Dagat,” Nikki Gil clarified that her role in the new Kapamilya series won’t span its entirety. “Pang ano lang naman kami… to show everyone kung ano...

Bea Alonzo to take a break from TV

MANILA, Feb 19 (Mabuhay) -– Actress Bea Alonzo refused to get affected by rumors that her last series “A Beautiful Affair,” with John Lloyd Cruz, did not rate well and was thus ended immediately. Alonzo said what’s important is all of them in the cast did their job well. “No,...

Chiz: I am not using Heart

MANILA, Feb 1 (Mabuhay) — Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero knew what he was getting into when he joined politics – that his personal life will also be revealed, piece by interesting piece. Escudero’s separation and eventual annulment from wife of ten years, Christine...

Still ahead for Sarah: Drama series or sitcom

As part of her recently signed deal to be a Kapamilya star for another year, Sarah Geronimo may topbill a drama series or a sitcom in 2013. The 24-year-old actress-singer, dubbed the country’s “Pop Star Princess,” signed a one-year contract with ABS-CBN last January 1...

Jed Madela to be inducted into WCOPA Hall of Fame

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Jed Madela will become the first Filipino to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), ranking him alongside renowned actress-singer Liza Minnelli. “Nagulat nga ako when I got the news from World...

Robin on ex-girlfriend: ‘Iba si Kris’

MANILA, Dec 13 (Mabuhay) — Set to star in an upcoming romance-drama series, former couple Robin Padilla and Kris Aquino have had chance to renew ties and forge a closer relationship as friends. Last seen together as a “love team” in the 2003 film “You and...

Lauren Young now a Kapuso

MANILA, Dec 6 (Mabuhay) — LAUREN Young’s presence at the GMA-7 Trade Launch in Makati Shangri-la Hotel Wednesday night confirmed that she is now a Kapuso talent. The 19-year-old actress also announced her big switch from ABS-CBN to GMA talent on popular micro-blogging...

‘Pablo’ destroys quarter of PHL banana crop

MANILA, Dec 6, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines, the world’s third largest exporter of bananas, lost a quarter of its crop in Typhoon Bopha, an industry group said Thursday, adding that it has also likely spread a destructive pest. The Philippine Banana Growers and Exporters...

Jackie Regala, journalist and concert producer, dies

CERRITOS – Jackie Regala-Katigbak, former entertainment editor of Manila Standard and various Filipino publications in Los Angeles, died in her sleep at her home in Cerritos on Tuesday morning after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 51. Aside from her long stint as...