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Cesar, sa DOT maa-assign

  • Written by NEL ALEJANDRINO
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NOW it can be told that the post na ia-assume ni Cesar Montano in the President Digong Duterte administration will be with the Department of Tourism (DOT). 

Quiet, however, siya kung anong exact position ito.

Just the same, congrats and good luck, Cesar.

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Tanong lang: which kaya of the two longest tv series currently airing on ABS-CBN ang unang magtatapos?
   
We are, of course, talking about the primetime afternoon series Doble Kara and the highly acclaimed FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
   
Wow, is it just a coincidence that both series are topbilled by rumored sweethearts -- yes, in real life -- Coco Martin and Julia Montes?
   
Both series, of course, are produced by Dreamscape Entertainment Television, headed by ABS-CBN’s business Unit head Deo Endrinal.

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Ariel Rivera turned exactly 50 years old last September. And 50, according to him, is turning out to be a lucky number.
   
“Kasi,” he said. “Here I am doing kaagad another series after the last one, I had, Born For You.”
   
But while Born For You, co-starring him with the loveteam of Janella Salvador at Elmo Magalona was produced by ABS-CBN, his current assignment, Hahamakin ang Lahat, is with GMA7.
   
Pawang mga kabataan din, mga kasing-edad nina Janella at Elmo ang kasamahan niya sa Hahamakin ang Lahat, such as Kristoffer Martin, Joyce Ching, Thea Tolentino at Bruno Gabriel.
   
Prior to Born For You, kasama si Ariel sa cast ng top afternoon series na Doble Kara.
   
Of wife, Gelli de Belen, he is happy na busy rin ito.
   
Gelli’s in the cast of the Jericho Rosales-Arci Muñoz first team-up, Magpahanggang Wakas.
   
And guess who’s Gelli’s partner naman sa teleserye?
   
Gelli’s former brother-in-law, John Estrada, na gumaganap bilang estranged husband niya.
   
Ariel and Gelli’s two sons, both teenagers na, study in Canada, where Ariel’s parents are based.
   
Both boys are in high school now.

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Makaka-relate pa ba ang younger moviegoers ngayon sa kuwento ng pelikulang Kasal na iprinoduce at ipinalabas in 1980?
   
The film, which starred Christopher de Leon, Hilda Koronel and the late Jay Ilagan, plus Gloria Romero, Johnny Wilson and Bobby Ledesma, marked the directorial debut ni Laurice Guillen.
   
Guess who appeared as “extras” in the movie?
   
To name some: the late Director Lino Brocka, Dindo Fernando and Charito Solis.
   
Featured as a flower girl si Janice de Belen sa supposed kasal nina Christopher at Hilda.
   
While Christopher is still active in showbiz and, in fact, is playing a major role in The Escort, also starring Lovi Poe and Derek Ramsay, sa US na namimirmihan si Hilda with her family.
   
Hilda was formerly married to Jay.
   
Kasal in its restored version, thanks to ABS-CBN’s Restoration Board, headed by Leo Katigbak, was screened at the U.P. Town Center’s Cinema 3, with Direk Laurice and her two daughters, Anah and Inah Feleo in attendance.