Manila, Philippines – STAR-STUDDED CAMPAIGN – The fourth district of Camarines Sur is now literally star-studded. The likes of Coco Martin, Sharon Cuneta, Kris Aquino, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Niño Muhlach, Willie Revillame have visited, or will visit the place, to campaign for Aga Muhlach, who’s running for congressman under the Liberal Party.
There were problems along the way, like questioning Aga’s residency (and that of wife Charlene Gonzalez) and citizenship, but the Court of Appeals and Comelec have ruled in the actor’s favor.
Although lawyer Howard Calleja warned political opponents would surely throw more obstacles, but then that is the price one has to pay when a candidate is extremely popular.
BY A MILE – And all surveys in CamSur’s fourth district show that Aga Muhlach is winning by a mile, 54 percent for the actor and 32 percent for the opponent. With 13 percent undecided and 1 percent don’t know.
Obviously the voters of the district (some 300,000) are tired of the dynasty which has ruled them for a century. Aga’s a fresh air in the district, vowing to work for their welfare if and when he’s elected congressman.
As election campaign nears, more and more Aga friends, stars, and non-showbiz folk alike, promise to help.
The people of the fourth district of CamSur are thrilled and thankful that, for the first time, their place is getting known, landing on the newspaper pages and radio-television.
NEW CHILD WONDERS – ABS-CBN introduces two new child wonders in the drama series “May Isang Pangarap”: Larah Claire Sabroso of Davao City and Julia Klarisse of Manila.
The two girls were discovered in the Kapamilya Network’s talent search “Little Star” held last year. The soap tells the story of their dream of a better life.
Carmina Villarroel and Vina Morales play the supportive mothers of Larah and Julia, respectively.
Co-starring in “May Isang Pangarap” are Rico Blanco, Erin Ocampo, Dominique Roque, Bembol Roco, Gloria Diaz, Sharmaine Buencamino, Dennis Padilla, Ron Morales, and Valerie Concepcion. Directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng.
REMEMBERING HERMIE – On the list of former Philippine Movie Press Club presidents which came out recently in this column, missed was the late Hermie Francisco, on whose term the Star Awards was born.
A nice and unassuming guy, Hermie taught at Don Bosco before turning movie writer, with the help of Tita Ernie (Evora Sioco). Then come his birthday in October, friends like Marian de la Riva, EJ Ejercito, Melissa Mendez, Isadora, Ronnie Ricketts (his pupil at Don Bosco) would come.
When Hermie became blind, the great Fernando Poe, Jr. would send him checks through this writer. Gloria Romero visited him at the hospital, bringing along food and, more important, cheers to the sick friend.
DANCES OF SEDUCTION FROM MSV BOOKS – Which dance can be the most effective technique to seduce the one you love? Make a move and engage in extreme romance in the new series under the label of My Special Valentine (MSV) pocketbooks. This time, experience reading pleasure that lets your body shake, heart tremble, and desire explode. Step up and keep the burning feeling hanging like a music that won’t stop playing.
Now, pick a partner and choose among tango, waltz, cha-cha, disco, hip-hop, and gangnam. In each style, there’s a story to surprise anyone in the following MSV titles: “Heart of Freedom,” “Until I Met You,” “ Dare to Love Me,” “Her Persistent Ex,” “Back to You,” “Married to a Temptress,” “Body, Heart and Soul,” “Heart Stealer,” “A Waltz to Remember,” “To Tango with Love,” and “My Private Dancer.”
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