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Aga Muhlach visits Lea Salonga again in New York

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(Photo from Instagram | @msleasalonga)


Look who are the Filipino celebrities in Broadway in New York?


Actor Aga Muhlach and former beauty queen-wife Charlene Gonzales were spotted in the city that never sleeps.


And the couple was seen hobnobbing with award-winning singer and actress Lea Salonga and her husband.


Lea sent their avid supporters abuzz after she posted a picture of them in New York before Christmas, their home studio ABS-CBN reported.


Lea, who won the prestigious Tony Award, had a caption which suggests that Aga watched her Broadway show “Once on This Island.”


“Yup. This happened. Thanks for visiting the island, Aga,” she wrote on Instagram.


In another post, Lea and Aga, who were real and reel sweethearts once, were joined in the picture by their respective spouses, Robert Chien for Lea.


According to reports, the two met up while on a trip with their respective families. They had dinner at the Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ and took a stroll in Times Square.


Fans have been asking for a Lea-Aga reunion movie. The two have appeared in the blockbuster films “Sana Maulit Muli” and “Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal.”

Earlier this year, Aga, who has rejoined ABS-CBN, promised that a third movie with Lea would be coming soon.


Charlene herself made another post of their meeting on Instagram, according to GMA Network. She was all praises for Lea’s performance in the show “Once on This Island.”


Charlene wrote, "Truly loved and enjoyed watching Once on This Island last night. Such a wonderful play & superb cast. I had moments of tears and laughter as I was deeply moved by the performances.”


Charlene added: “The goddess of @msleasalonga ang galing!! You always amaze us & give us a sense of pride as you shine bright on the Broadway stage!!! Your voice is truly angelic. I can never get tired of saying how proud we are of you!!! One of the best plays I’ve seen on Broadway. Congratulations to all!"


It was not the first time Aga and wife flew to New York to catch Lea Salonga’s show. 


Last year, Aga and Charlene also saw Lea in her Broadway musical "Allegiance." 


Sarah Geronimo, James Reid star in new movie

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(Photo from ABS-CBN News)


Yes, this time, actor James Reid will have singer-actress Sarah Geronimo as co-star in a movie.


The movie, which has no title yet, is a Filipino adaptation of the film “Miss Granny” and will be megged by Joyce Bernal.


“Miss Granny” is a hit South Korean movie in 2014 which featured Shim Eun-Kyun.


Cameras have started rolling for the upcoming movie of Sarah and James, according to their mother studio ABS-CBN and confirmed on Instagram by Neil Arce.


This as James and reel and real life partner Nadine Lustre are on the finishing touches of their new movie together entitled “Never Not Love You.”


The James-Nadine (JaDine) starrer is directed by Antoinette Jadaone.


According to producers, early stills from the love team's upcoming movie “Never Not Love You" have been released for review.


It was gathered that the movie is all about “reckless love.”


This love apparently starts at a tattoo parlor where James and Nadine’s characters met for the first time. 


Reports have it that the two had their wrists inked with the words "ikaw at ako" and "you and me" for the movie. 


Nadine, it was learned from an ABS-CBN report, plays a simple girl from the province who quickly becomes the apple of James's character, a bad boy, "lone wolf" type who works as a graphic designer. 


Meanwhile, Sarah reportedly has started filming the Filipino adaptation of the movie “Miss Granny” under the direction of Joyce Bernal.


James confirmed last October that he and Sarah were to co-star in the Filipino remake of  "Miss Granny."


Last July, Sarah starred in the Star Cinema movie "Finally Found Someone" with actor John Lloyd Cruz.


James Reid’s last movie was “This Time” with his real-life girlfriend, Nadine Lustre. He is also set to portray “Pedro Penduko” in an upcoming film.

FilAm Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil enjoy London

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(Photo from Instagram | @lizasoberano)


While many celebrities went to the United States for the holidays, rumored couple Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil spent Christmas together in London.


Liza and Enrique starred in the top-rating ABS-CBN series “Dolce Amore,” some scenes of which were shot in Italy. They first starred together and became popular in the network's hit series “Forevermore” which was shot in the Cordilleras.


Liza, a Filipino American, from the San Francisco Bay Area, said it was her first time to celebrate the occasion away from her parents, the couple's home studio ABS-CBN reported.


Liza admitted that her brother Justin and some of Enrique’s immediate family members joined them in the trip.


“It may not be the traditional way of celebrating but nonetheless it is meaningful. There were many first for us and I’m happy I get to spend it with people I love dearly," Liza wrote on Instagram.


"Sadly my dad, stepmom and new baby sister weren’t with us for Christmas because my dad was denied a UK visa, but they are enjoying in Paris,” Liza added.


ABS-CBN reported that Liza went on to impart to her followers what for her is the true meaning of Christmas.


“Happy birthday Jesus. Thank you Papa God for sacrificing your only begotten son for the lives of many, let us not take that for granted. Merry Christmas again everyone and Enjoy,” she said.


Liza and Enrique are among several celebrities who are spending Christmas abroad such Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson, Bela Padilla, Kim Chiu, Aga Muhlach and his wife, Lea Salonga and others.


After their London break, Liza and Enrique will gear up for the upcoming ABS-CBN fantasy series “Bagani.” 


Liza, on the other hand, will also headline the movie adaptation of “Darna.”


It was reported earlier that Enrique has been tapped as Liza’s leading man for the 2017 Darna version. 


Many thought that the management might have chosen someone from its pool of boy-next-door male stars such as Ronnie Alonte and Joshua Garcia. After all, ABS-CBN is good at producing unlikely pairings from its rigodon de honor system, wrote columnist Ricky Lo.



MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte's net satisfaction rating among Filipinos rebounds to "Very Good," while his satisfaction score in Mindanao remained "Excellent," the fourth-quarter survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said.


In its latest survey, the SWS found that majority or 71 percent of adult Filipinos were satisfied with the performance of this administration, higher by 4 percent than in the previous quarter at 67 percent.


The survey showed only 13 percent of Filipinos were unsatisfied, while 15 percent were undecided.

The ratings led to a net satisfaction rating of 58 percent, up from +48 percent (67 percent satisfied, 19 percent dissatisfied) in September 2017 or third quarter.


The public opinion polling body also reported in its last quarter survey for 2017 that Duterte got "Very Good" satisfaction scores from all socioeconomic classes, among both men and women, from both urban and rural areas, and from all educational levels.


The 10-point jump in the President's satisfaction rating was driven mainly by his 84-percent satisfaction rating in Mindanao, which is classified as "Excellent," followed by "Very Good" satisfaction ratings in Metro Manila, 73 percent; Visayas, 72 percent; and in other parts of Luzon, 64 percent. 

The SWS said Duterte got very good and higher net satisfaction ratings in all areas of the country. In Mindanao, the President's net satisfaction rating remained "Excellent" at 80 percent (84 percent satisfied, 5 percent dissatisfied) in December from a 76-percent net satisfaction in September.

Majority or 76 percent of residents in urban areas were satisfied with the President's job in the last quarter of the year, while his rural net satisfaction reached 68 percent, a seven-point improvement from the previous quarter.

The survey said the President got a "Very Good" grade from among 25-year-olds and above, and "Good" among 18-24-year-olds.

Based on SWS terminology for net satisfaction ratings, 70 percent and above is "Excellent," 50-69 percent is "Very Good," 30-49 percent is "Good," 10-29 percent is "Moderate," +9 to -9 is "Neutral," -10 to -29 percent is "Poor," -30 to -49 "Bad," -50 to -69 "Very Bad," and -70 and below is "Execrable."

The SWS fourth-quarter survey was conducted on December 8-16, 2017


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