In Viva Film’s latest outing titled Para Sa Broken Hearted (in theaters since Wednesday), one actor seems to have caught many a male, albeit gay, reporter’s eyes. I was curious who this guy was as a herd of male showbiz reporters/columnists swarmed around him, all waiting to have his photo taken with him with their phone cameras.
Someone whispered to me he was Marco Gumabao, son of actor Dennis Roldan. Looking at him, I saw no trace of Dennis who was once the apple of the eye of many similar showbiz reporters.
Listening in to what he was telling the writers, I gleaned he knew he has become the latest fantasy of many reporters. Yet, that doesn’t bother him, he said, because he knows what he is and he doesn’t need to do anything he would regret later only to advance his interest in show business.
I told myself, “This was a principled young man, and I hoped many more in the business would be like him.
“How does he feel being a lead actor in the movie?” I heard someone close by asked.
The young actor said, “Happy ako, siyempre.” He added, “And at the same time nakaka-pressure kasi movie na ’yan, kailangan paying audience na ang makuha mo. But at the same time ano naman, confident naman kami sa project na binigay sa amin. Maganda naman ’yung movie, so sana magustuhan ng mga tao.”
Another reporter two bodies away from him, asked if he was aware those photos from an underwear brand and his being sexy are the reasons ABS-CBN still gives him assignments even if he is no longer with Star Magic?
Without hesitation, he said, “Well, siguro yes, oo. Because, kung ’yon naman talaga ’yung bebenta sa ’yo then use it ’di ba? Eh, before nu’ng medyo bata-bata ako, nu’ng chubby ako, talagang ano, medyo malayo pa sa ngayon. So, I guess na malaking tulong rin talaga siya.
Pero at the same time, ayoko naman siyang gamitin all the time para makuha ’yung mga roles. Ayoko naman na makilala lang na, ‘Ay, si Marco Gumabao naghuhubad lang.’ Siyempre, gusto ko makilala na marunong umarte tapos maganda rin ’yung katawan. Bonus na lang ’yung maganda ang katawan.”
Apart from Para sa Broken Hearted is also in ABS-CBN’s Los Bastardos that will soon hit the small screens.
With Marco in Broken Hearted are Yassi Pressman, Shy Carlos, Louise Delos Reyes, and Sam Concepcion.
The movie is based on the best-selling book of the same title by Marcelo Santos III and is released nationwide by Viva Films and Sari Sari Films. It is directed by Digo Ricio.
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‘Sarap Diva’ celebrates 6th anniversary; Ashley Ortega in ‘IBilib’
Sarap Diva with Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez celebrates another milestone starting today in a two-part 6th Anniversary Special.
Its first part, airing tomorrow, features two young divas Julie Anne San Jose and Rita Daniela in an ultimate singing showdown. Regine will also cook a special Stuffed Chicken with Vigan Longganisa, a succulent dish perfect for the Christmas Season.
All these plus more in the next two Saturdays of Sarap Diva with the Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez!
Sarap Diva also airs on GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV.
Meanwhile, learning about science is fun in I-Bilib featuring Street Genius! This Sunday, make your morning more exciting with award-winning host Chris Tiu, the wacky duo of James & Rodfil of Moymoy Palaboy and Kapuso sweetheart Ashley Ortega.
What will happen to a balloon if you dip it in freezing liquid nitrogen? What can you use to get a cork out of a wine bottle?
Discover the answers with the help of Street Genius in the amazing experiments: nitrogen balloon experiment and cork in a bottle experiment.
What can you use to make slime change color when it’s hot and when it’s cold? Find out how in the thermochromic slime experiment!
How can you use a match, a balloon and candle to make an alarm? Learn how in the D-I-Y fire & water alarm experiment!
Join James & Rodfil for an experience of the bilibabol ketchup art of a student I-Biliber.
Count your lucky stars because for the huling hirit, Ashley will show you how to make a yummy banana-sicle!
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Kapamilya continues to lead nationwide
While ratings rival Kapuso claims leadership nationwide, the Kapamilya network has remained unfazed and continues its affirmation to its influence among television audience nationwide.
In August, based on data supplied by Kantar Media, the network claimed an average audience share of 44 percent or 12 points higher than the Kapuso network’s 32 percent.
The Kapamilya network remained victorious in both urban and rural homes, particularly in Metro Manila where it recorded 41 percent versus GMA’s 28 percent. ABS-CBN also ruled Total Luzon with 40 percent, compared to GMA’s 36 percent. And in Total Visayas it cleaned up the audience with 51 percent leaving the morsels to its competitors, so did it bashed its rival with 52 percent in Mindanao.
And, despite the hype the rival is giving its newest show to challenge FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, the audience across the 7, 100 islands, readily gave the Coco Martin starrer two thumbs up, making it the most popular prime-time show on Philippine television.
Among the 10 most popular shows in the country, only Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho made it to the list and settled in the ninth spot, below Home Sweetie Home and above The Blood Sisters.
Naturally, rival network that subscribes to another ratings provider and continued to think Kantar Media isn’t credible enough for anyone to put trust on would readily jump into an argument on the veracity of Kapamilya’s claim.
But in this business, what the Kapamilya chose to believe in is its right and privilege, and like its rival, it will continue to lay claim based on the data that they get from the ratings provider it subscribes to.
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