If you’re a Tagalog movie fan in the last five decades, you must have watched a lot of movies produced by Sampaguita Pictures and VP Pictures. They were like what we know now as Bollywood movies where the lead stars break out in song-and-dance numbers in many scenes.
Susan Roces, the one you see now in the long-running series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano has been in some of those movies.
And when I was little watching those movies in the town’s only cinema with wooden benches sans air-conditioning I wondered why Susan’s speaking voice was distinctly different from her singing voice. I discovered later that someone else (real singers) dubbed her musical numbers so she would sound like a pro. It made me laugh to no end.
At the presscon for RiteMed that also coincided with the renewal of her contract as endorser (now counting seven years), Susan said that she is glad the people behind RiteMed gave her the chance to sing using her own voice the brand’s commercial jingle.
“During my years in Sampaguita, I sang songs but the film used other singers’ voices overdubbed mine, so the fans were not hearing me singing but the real singers,” she confessed eliciting laughter from the younger members of the press who might have never watched old Tagalog movies of the Bollywood kind.
The jingle has gone viral and Susan is very happy that her fans, new and old alike, like what she has done.
With the TVC showing her and other “models’’ dancing to the tune of “Huwag mahihiyang magtanong kung may RiteMed ba nito,” the sales of RiteMed branded products is also soaring making Vincent Patrick Guerrero, RiteMed GM super happy.
Susan said during the presscon, “I am very thankful that many people continue to trust me and the products she is endorsing, because “gusto naming kayong gumaling.”
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Margie Moran-Floirendo bares her plans as the newly appointed chairperson of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in the art advocacy program, Art 2 Art, on July 1.
Produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company and hosted by “Ballerina ng Bayan” Lisa Macuja, Art 2 Art airs every Sunday, 3:30 to 4:00 p.m., on radio via DZRH (666 khz on the AM band), on cable television via RHTV (Ch. 129 on Skycable in Metro Manila, Ch. 18 on Cignal TV and Ch. 3 on Cablelink) and livestreaming at http://dzrhnews television.tv. The show may also be viewed via the Facebook account DZRH News Television.
Moran-Floirendo also tells Macuja how she was first exposed to the arts and how she later explored various facets of media as she hosted a television show and wrote two books on Mindanao and produced a movie, Bagong Buwan. In her current role, she will help CCP prepare for its 50th anniversary next year.
On July 8, Jack Salud shares his twin careers as a visual artist and classical singer. Using pointillism, he creates charming works that have been exhibited in the Philippines and abroad. As a singer, he has performed in musical theater productions of Repertory Philippines and concerts of Philippine Opera Company.
On July 15, second-generation actress Iana Bernardez talks about her debut film, Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus for which she earned an acting nomination in the Cine Filipino festival. Though more used to film production behind the scenes, she decided to give acting a try with her mother Angel Aquino giving her valuable advice.
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It’s #lovegoals and #fitnessgoals this morning in Sarap Diva as celebrity couple Troy Montero and Aubrey Miles with their son Hunter share their romantic and interesting love story.
The sexy and fit couple will hit the Sarap Diva kitchen with their own version of Vegetable Lasagna.
Troy and Aubrey will do some kilig couple workout routines while their adorable son will show his talent in dancing.
Watch out for Divine Tetay and Inday Terry’s own version of tandem workout routine. And as always, Asia’s Songbird will give us our weekly dose of great music.
Sarap Diva is on GMA 7 before Eat Bulaga!