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Showbiz couple Angelica Panganiban and John Lloyd Cruz (Photo from Manila Bulletin)


Filipino American actress Angelica Panganiban is in cloud nine nowadays.

Reasons - she just celebrated her 29th birthday as she concluded a role in a top-rating television series on ABS-CBN entitled "Pangako Ko Sayo" and there are rumors of a possible settling down amidst her success.

Born to parents Mark Charlson and Annabelle Panganiban, Angelica celebrated her birthday during the pilot episode of "Banana Sundae" which airs every Sunday after "ASAP" on her mother studio ABS-CBN.
Her network reported on the event on its website.

According to the report, during the show’s “Make Me Rap” segment, Panganiban’s co-stars composed a rap that looked back at the highlights of her career, which included “Ang TV,” “Princess Sarah,” “Ang Pulubi at ang Prinsesa,” “Santa Santita,” “Iisa Pa Lamang,” “Apoy Sa Dagat,” “Rubi” and “Pangako Sa ‘Yo.”

Touched by her co-stars’ surprise, Panganiban turned emotional as she shared her birthday wish.


“Alam naman ng lahat na extended family ang ‘Banana Split’ para sa ating lahat so masakit kapag nawalan ka ng pamilya. Kaya 'yun ang wish ko, na huwag tayo mawala,” she said.

The ABS-CBN comedy show "Banana Split" has been on air for seven years now.

Possibly at the height of her career, Angelica, who turned 29 last November 4, was asked if he was ready for marriage.

Showbiz authority Ethel Ramos wrote that Angelica seems to have found the guy she would spend happily ever after with actor John Lloyd Cruz.

And the columnist asked - when are they tying the knot?

The Fil-Am actress had a ready answer to the poser. “Not this soon,” she answered, 

“Not at this point when our careers are both doing so well," she added.

“In my case, I got the chance to play a role which I never thought I would tackle ever. I’m of course referring to my role as a kontrabida and mom to 19-year-old Daniel Padilla. And I took it,” she stated, referring to the Claudia Buenavista character she portrays in the high-rating daily evening show “Pangako Sa ‘Yo.”

She also reported: "Claudia is a brat, sarcastic and heartless, and Angelica loves playing the character and also her confrontation scenes with Jodi Sta. Maria, who plays Amor Powers. Claudia and Amor are rivals for the heart of Eduardo Buenavista, played by Ian Veneracion. Eduardo is married to Claudia but in love with Amor."

It’s an altogether different Angelica in "Pangako Sa Yo" whom followers love in the Sunday gag show, “Banana Sundae,” formerly “Banana Split.”

“Kasi I’m at my comic best naman sa show,” said Angelica, “And since it’s live, spontaneous ang reaction ng audience sa mga katatawanang ginagawa ko and the rest of the cast.”

Like Angelica, John Lloyd is also busy. He is starring in his first indie movie, “Honor Thy Father,” which is currently showing, wrote Ethel Ramos in her column. John Lloyd also stars in a television series on ABS-CBN.

Only last July, Angelica Panganiban and John Lloyd Cruz celebrated their third year together in the wake of rumors about their alleged breakup.


Angelica shared on her Instagram account their simple celebration of their third year together.

His reunion movie with Bea Alonzo, “A Second Chance,” the sequel to their blockbuster movie, “One More Chance,” will unreel in theaters on Nov. 25.

Sheryl Cruz upset as mother linked to Grace Poe

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Actress Sheryl Cruz and Senator Grace Poe


Actress Sheryl Cruz seems to be unstoppable about her cousin, Sen. Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares, the adopted mother of her mother's sister Susan Roces and the late Movie King Fernando Poe Jr. 

Several weeks ago, she came out in the open discouraging Senator Poe from running for president in 2016, saying she was not ready for the run.

Instead, Sheryl proposed that the lady senator run for president in 2022 where she would be well prepared by then.
In the meantime, Sheryl said Sen. Poe could run for vice president.

Now, Sheryl is lamenting the fact that her mother, the former actress Rosemarie Sonora, is being dragged into the controversy surrounding the neophyte senator.

This is due to the rumors that Sen. Poe was the love child of her mother and the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos which had been repeatedly denied.

Sheryl said she is waiting for actress Susan Roces, to come up with a categorical statement denying that the senator was the child of the late strongman and her mother, Rosemarie Sonora.


"Naghihintay nga ako na magsalita sila sa kung anong alam nila," Cruz said in an interview with Arnold Clavio and Ali Sotto over dzBB based on a GMA News report.


"My mom's name has been dragged too many times, which is hindi na nakakatuwa sa aming magkakapatid," she added.


Senator Poe apologized to Sheryl, saying she herself is searching for the truth about her parents, being a foundling.


According to GMA News, Cruz said she did not find funny Senator Poe and Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s light-hearted address to one another as bro and sis.


"Masakit para sa 'kin pag ginagawa nang parang biro.... I don't see the humor in that," said Sheryl.


Sheryl said a statement from Roces denying that Sonora is Poe's mother would put things in order.

"Isang interview lang ng auntie ko mabibigyan na 'to ng tuldok," Sherly said.


Sheryl had said she was upset with the senator because she allowed Sonora to be put in a bad light.


"I guess yung sama ng loob ko is from the fact na why does my cousin say na favorite auntie niya ang mama ko when she allows these things to happen na ma-drag yung pangalan nya dito sa kanyang quest for the presidency," Sherly was quoted by GMA News as saying.




Vice Governor Daniel Fernando and actor Philip Salvador 


MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan — Don't look now but veteran actors in the movie industry would be opponents in the vice gubernatorial race in Bulacan in the May 2016 election.


This as incumbent Vice Governor Daniel Fernando, an actor, has filed his certificate of candidacy for reelection for a third and final three-year term.

Fernando, now 53, and a native of Guiguinto, Bulacan, is running this time with reelectionist Gov. Wilhelmo Sy Alvarado under the administration Liberal Party (LP).

Fernando, a film, television and stage actor who is critically acclaimed for his performance in the Peque Gallaga erotic film Scorpio Nights, among others, is Cesar Ramirez in real life.

Vice-Governor Fernando, Cesar F. Ramirez, in real life, is a well known movie/TV/stage actor. He finished his Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering degree at the University of the East in 1992.

His stint as a public servant began in 1980 when he was elected Kabataan Barangay chairman of his own barangay. He first ran for vice mayor of his hometown but lost in the election. This setback did not dampen his spirit, so in 2001, he ran for board member of the 2nd district of Bulacan and easily won, even garnering the most number of votes. This gave him the privilege of becoming Senior Board Member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

In the 2004 election, he won again in the same position and again was chosen senior board member. 

In the 2007 election, he ran as vice governor but lost to Vice Governor Wilhelmino Alvarado, now his governor. In the 2010 election, he again ran and this time won as Governor Alvarado’s running mate.

Now in his second term of office, Vice-Governor Daniel has already received various recognitions, citations and awards for his exemplary performance and accomplishments in the last three years, foremost among these is the “Most Outstanding Public Servant of 2012” given by the Gawad Amerika Foundation, Inc., an organization of Filipino-Americans living in the United States of America. 

Meanwhile, sources said Philip Salvador, an award-winning actor, will run for vice governor with former Governor Josefina dela Cruz, who is now Postmaster General, under the Nationalist People's Coalition.

Salvador, whose real name is Philip Mikael Reyes Salvador, is the son of the late Lou Salvador, a legend in the movie industry. His siblings include acotrs and actresses Lou Salvador Jr., Alona Alegre, Leroy Salvador, Ross Rival, Jobelle Salvador, Deborah Sun and Ramon Salvador.

It was gathered that Salvador will use the substitution system allowed by the rules and law of the Comelec, which should be filed in December.


A source, who asked not to be named, said Salvador has already filed his residency in Marilao town in Bulacan and expects the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will allow him to run for public office.


Dela Cruz served the province of Bulacan for several decades starting as the youngest vice mayor of Bocaue, as provincial board member, Vice Governor and then the youngest Bulacan Governor from 1992 up to 2001.


A Barangay Captain from 4th District of Bulacan, who spoke on condition that his name not be mentioned, said that some district representatives, municipal mayors down to barangay officials earlier announced their full support to the Dela Cruz-Salvador tandem after the results of a local survey showed that volunteers from the private sector wherein the Josie-Philip tandem gained a slight advantage over Alvarado-Fernando.


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QUEZON CITY — Former Quezon City Councilor and veteran singer Anthony Castelo, who became famous for his songs “Balatkayo” and "Nang Dahil sa Pag-ibig," has filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for councilor in the third district of Quezon City.


Castelo sang a portion of the song “Balatkayo” when he filed his COC entertaining for a while the employees and media reporters within the designated filing area for COC at the local Commission on Elections (Comelec) District 3 office.


Castelo said he is going back to politics to introduce reforms on crime prevention for the youth and disadvantaged or vulnerable sectors of society.


“I want these sectors to have awareness and preparations for crime prevention, especially the women, so that they can be empowered in times that they are at risk with criminal elements,” he added.


He also said he wants to instill “identification” of a district in addresses of residents in such a way that the specific district will be included in the address so that whenever a particular crime happens, the case of occurrence will not be magnified as happening in the entire QC.


He said that having address with corresponding district can help segregate or pinpoint where a specific crime occurs to prevent an overall negative impression that there is a high crime rate in the whole city.


“If there is segregation, the districts where there are higher crime rates can be easily identified and strategies can be planned to address them,” he added.


Meanwhile, he disclosed that he has also composed a song for QC to express his great love for the city of his birth.


Titled "Enjoy sa QC," the song highlights the advantages and merits of living in Quezon City. 

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