SUNSHINE Dizon is somehow sad to say goodbye to Emma, her character as the wronged wife in the hit afternoon show helmed by Laurice Guillen, “Ika-6 na Utos”, which is ending this coming Friday after a year of very successful airing.
“Marami na akong nagampanang roles at isa si Emma sa most memorable characters na nagawa ko,” she says. “Marami siyang pinagdaanang hirap, kaapihan at pagsubok, ngunit sa kabila ng lahat ng 'yan, hindi siya sumuko at ipinaglaban niya ang kanyang karapatan bilang legal na asawa hanggang sa huli.”
What advice can she give to women who are experiencing the same hardships that Emma went through?
“Una sa lahat, unahin mong mahalin ang sarili mo at lalo kang magpakatibay ka,” she adds. “Huwag kang panghihinaan ng loob dahil talo ka agad kapag basta ka susuko. Mahalin mo ang mga tao na naiwan sa’yo at gawin mo silang inspirasyon para mas ayusin ang takbo ng buhay mo.
May mga bagay sa buhay na dapat ipaglaban, pero kung tingin mo, hindi na rin makakabuti para sa’yo, dapat matuto ka ring magpaubaya na lang sa Diyos. Walan Siyang pagsubok na ibibigay sa atin na hindi natin kakayanin kung patuloy tayong kakapit sa Kanya. Isang araw gigi-sing ka at sasabihin mo sa sarili mo na kaya ko pala, kaya ko palang mag-isa at hindi sila kawalan sa buhay ko.”
Beautifully said, Shine. And as “Ika-6 na Utos” ends this Friday, the question foremost in the mind of the viewers is: Will there be a happy ending for Emma, Rome (Gabby Concepcion) and their daughter Sydney who was kidnapped by Ryza Cenon as the evil Georgia? Don’t be surprised if the manipulative Georgia could still come up with some harmful deed to mess up Rome and his family.
Considering how scheming she is, we never know what’s she is up to next. Iba rin kasi ang “Ika-6 Na Utos” sa dami ng twists. So don’t miss the country’s number one Daytime Drama on its last few days of telecast as it will still spring a couple more of pasabog surprises before it finally ends the very engrossing saga of Rome, Emma and Georgia.
PIA SURPRISES GERALD WITH DOWN-TO-EARTH ATTITUDE
AFTER his teen loveteam with Kim Chiu faded away, Gerald Anderson is so lucky as he became one of those leading men who can be paired with any leading lady and the movie would still make money. Among his leading ladies are Sarah Geronimo, Arci Muñoz and Bea Alonzo. He now gets another screen partner in former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, in his newest romantic comedy, “My Perfect You”, directed by perennial hitmaker Cathy Garcia-Molina.
“It’s my first time to work with Direk Cathy and I like my role as Burn, a guy who proposes marriage to his girlfriend played by Marlann Flores, but gets quickly rejected so he gets depressed and goes to a distant resort in the mountains,” he says. “Doon, I met Pia Wurtzbach as Abbi and we’re exact opposites. Ako, puno ng bitterness at sama ng loob, pero siya naman, puno ng energy at very sunshiny ang disposition. Isa ito sa pinakamahirap na movie na ginawa ko dahil sa complex character na ginagampanan ko at sa layo ng aming location in Masinloc, Zambales. But the film carries a good message about hope and having second chances and eventually, babaguhin ni Pia ang outlook ko sa buhay.”
So how would he rate Pia as an actress? “Noong una, sabi ko, mahihirapan siya kasi ang location namin is in a very remote town na walang signal. Eight hours ang trip, one hour, by dirt road, at doon sa tinirhan namin, no hotels. Sa cottages lang kami natutulog at walang magandang CR. E, Miss Universe pa naman siya. I stayed there for 12 days straight at siya naman, one week.
But she turned out to be a real trouper, very humble, down to earth at kalog talaga. Hindi nagrereklamo kahit nasaktan siya sa isang eksena na tumama ang tuhod niya sa bato, pero tinuloy pa rin niya ang shooting. When it comes to her acting, second movie lang niya ito after ‘Gandarrapido’, but I would say she’s very, very good and I’m really glad to be given the chance to work with a Miss Universe.”
STAR MAGIC INTRODUCES (LUCKY) 13 NEW TALENTS
WE remember the first Star Circle batch launched in 1995. There were 13 of them, among them Jomari Yllana, G Toengi, Regine Tolentino, Victor Neri and the late Rico Yan. The next batch had more names that became popular like Marvin Agustin, Diether Ocampo, Carlo Aquino and Stefano Mori (still child stars then), Jolina Magdangal, Patrick Garcia, Angelica Panganiban, Camille and John Prats. This must have been the batch with the most successful stars.
Through the years, other batches were introduced and the harvest included Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Kristine Hermosa, Jericho Rosales, Jodi Santamaria, etc. A lot of stars are introduced but as the saying goes, many are called but only a few are chosen to succeed. Some were never really given good breaks so they quickly faded away back to oblivion and anonymity. Now, Star Magic launches its latest batch that introduces the lucky 13 new talents, 5 boys and 8 girls, some of whom are not really new anymore.
Let’s start with the ones who we’ve already seen in past projects.
Anna Luna, 22 - She has appeared in many indie and mainstream films, notably in “Maestra” for which she won the best actress award at an international filmfest held in Venezuela. It’s her performance in “Changing Partners” that made Mr. M notice her enough to ask her to join Star Magic.
Tony Labrusca, 22 - He didn’t make it in Pinoy Boyband Superstar but he was cast in “La Luna Sangre” and that became his breakout role as the werewolf Jake. This made people take notice of him. He has also recorded his first single, “Tanging Ikaw”.
Some are the children of more famous parents:
Leila Alcasid, 20 - The daughter of Ogie and ex-wife Michelle Van Eimeren, she has already released her first single, “Completely in Love with You”.
Donny Pangilinan, 20 - The son of Maricel Laxa and Anthony Pangilinan, he’s familiar as a VJ in MYX. He has recorded two songs, “Did You” and “Different Kind of Love”. He is doing a movie with Regal, “Walwal”, and a soap with Kisses Delavin, “Playhouse”.
These are the other three boys: Henz Villaraiz, 18 - He was discovered in Pinoy Boyband Superstar where he made it to the top 10. Born in Manila, he studied in Australia and Japan. He’s now part of the morning soap “Sana Dalawa ang Puso Ko” and is doing an indie film for Cinemalaya.
Karl Gabriel, 20 - Another Pinoy Boyband Superstar discovery, he’s a mechanical engineering student and although he was eliminated from the reality show, Star Magic signed him up and he landed a role in “Wansapanataym”.
Markus Paterson, 19 - This Fil-Brit guy is a football player and looks very mestizo. He also joined Pinoy Boyband Superstar but didn’t make it, but that opened doors for him and Mr. M signed him up. He later became part of “ASAP Chill Out” and Tarsier Records signed him up to a recording contract.
Here are the six other girls: Zonia Mejia , 16 - A part of PBB 737, she comes from a family of swimmers. She has since appeared in several shows, including “Luv U” and “The Promise of Forever”.
Yasmyne Suarez, 20 - She’s been taking Star Magic workshops since 2013 then studied acting in New York University for two years. She has done a movie, “Spirit of the Glass 2”, and dreams of being directed by Olive Lamasan someday.
Daniella Stranner, 15 - This Fil-German girl is one of the two youngest members of the batch. She plays football and wants to become a model, but Mr. M saw her and told her to take acting workshops. She hopes to be given the chance to do romcoms.
Chantal Videla, 15 - This Fil-Argentinian girl started doing commercials when she was 13. She then auditioned with Star Magic and is now part of their latest batch of new stars. She hopes to work with her idol someday, Liza Soberano.
Patty Mendoza, 20 - This UST student was discovered while modeling and did a number of commercials. She then took acting workshops and hopes to eventually do a movie with her idol, Bea Alonzo.
Charlie Dizon, 21 - Her name might be Charlie, but she’s a girl. She already has a college degree in Human Resource Management but acting is her real love and she has done small roles in movies like “Finally Found Someone”, “Seven Sundays” and “Loving in Tandem”. She’s now also part of the new primetime soap, “Bagani”.
So, who do you think among these newbies will make it big? Showbiz has become so highly competitive so let’s just all wish them good luck.