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Judy Ann Santos says she has now limitations with doing a new series
6/28/2012 10:05 AM
by: Krissa Donida
Sa pagbabalik telebisyon ng Queen of Teleserye Judy Ann Santos, marami ang nag-aabang kung ano ang kakaibang makikita sa bago niyang proyekto. “Well ang masasabi ko lang it’s very relatable siya sa mga babae. Hindi siya yung superhero na hindi magagawa ng normal na tao kasi hindi naman nakakalipad yung mga tao. Pero ang masasabi ko, nakaka-empower ito sa mga kababaihan, sa mga housewife, sa mga magulang, sa mga anak. Kumbaga inspirasyon talaga siya. Hindi ito yung tipo ng soap na imposibleng maggawa dahil walang imposible sa ABS-CBN.”
Sa kabilang banda, ibinahagi naman niya ang kanyang ginagawang paghahanda sa bigating proyektong ito ng ABS-CBN na Against All Odds, “Well may bago akong trainer ngayon na naghahanda sa akin to be fit for this soap, ang pangalan niya ay Trainer Ryan Agoncillo. Yes, ano siya very matiyaga. Maaga kami nagigising kasi sayang naman yung oras na hindi kami makatanggal ng fats involved sa sistema namin. So it’s a good bonding din for the two of us at nakakatuwa na ang sarap magstart ng araw na alam mong nakapagwork out ka at asawa mo yung kasama mo na parang nagsimula ng perfect yung araw mo. So ano kumbaga he is keeping me fit, siya yung nagbabantay ng muscles mo.”
Nagkaroon ba siya ng pagdadalawang isip sa proyektong ito dahil nakakagugol ito ng napakaraming oras na hiwalay sa kanyang pamilya? “With regards to the schedule napag-usapan din. Yun naman ang una kong apprehension bago tumanggap ng series e yung fact na baka mawalan ako ng time sa mga bagets pero napakaunderstanding naman ng buong unit at sana kung maari wala na yung masyadong… ayoko na kasi yung taping, edit tapos palabas na.”
Dagdag din ni Juday, “Parang panahon pa ni Krystala yung nagshoo-shooting ka, tapos... para sa ibang mga kabataan panahon nila yun ngayon, parang tapos na ako dun, sana tapos na ako dun. Ayoko nang balikan yun kasi unang-una ang hirap magprepare ng eksena kung nagmamadali ka, ang hirap maginternalize na hindi ka nakakapag-isip ng maayos and with this project ayaw ko nang pagdaanan ang ganun. Ang tagal kong nagpahinga, at gusto ko siyang karirin talaga at di ko siya gustong karirin talaga, hindi ko kakaririn na magpaka-fit. Hindi ko paghahandaan ang puyat, hindi ko paghahandaan ang energy involved sa teleserye. Ano naman very accommodating naman sila sa request ko pero it’s a give and take relationship naman as well na may mga pagkakatong may ganitong cut off, may ganito, ganyan. Its always been like that with me naman, wala namang hindi napag-uusapan.”
Judai admits children are her top priority
Posted at 06/26/2012 11:59 AM | Updated as of 06/26/2012 11:59 AM
Young superstar Judy Ann Santos. File photo
MANILA, Philippines -- Actress Judy Ann Santos admitted that her No. 1 responsibility now is being a mother to her two young children -- daughter Yohan and son Lucho.
That's why before accepting the offer to do ABS-CBN's upcoming soap "Against All Odds," she made sure her work will not interfere too much with her duties as a mother.
"Kaya nakiusap ako kila Sir Deo (Endrinal) at director Malu (Sevilla) na magka-cut off ako ng midnight kasi maaga kaming gumigising for Yohan's school. Nakiusap talaga ako," she said in an interview on "KrisTV" on Tuesday, where she guested with husband Ryan Agoncillo.
"Even before ako nagpakita sa ABS-CBN para makipag-meeting, sinabi ko na agad agad na kung magso-soap ako, 'pasensiya na po but I have to set my rules and regulations as well.' Kasi duling na ako pagdating ng alas diyes (ng gabi). Walang biro, duling na ako pagdating ng alas diyes," Santos explained.
In exchange for her request to finish taping early, she told the management that she can be on the set as early as 7 a.m. after bringing her daughter to school.
"Minsan kasi kami ang naghahatid kay Yohan, may lambing kasi minsan si Yohan na 'Mommy bring me to school.' So kami ni Lucho punta kami ng school," she said.
Santos will be doing her comeback soap on ABS-CBN after taking a break from teleseryes for two years when she got pregnant and gave birth to her youngest child.
Santos also said her husband is supportive of her decision to go back doing soap operas.
"With Ryan naman, palagi 'yang nakasuporta sa akin. Palagi lang 'yan, 'oh basta huwag kang magrereklamo,'" she said.
Agoncillo said he only advised his wife to finish what she agreed to do.
"Sinasabi ko lang naman sa kanya as long as you know what you are going into at saka huwag ka lang magrereklamo kasi you agreed to do it. Just do it and finish it," he said.
For her upcoming soap, Santos will be working with KC Concepcion and Sam Milby.
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nasa cebu ako.. nilalagnat..
kakapanood ko lang interview k kc sa tv patrol sabi niya tuloy na tuloy daw Against All Odds nagkita nga lang daw sila kanina ni judai eh (i think sunday yun kasi after ng the buzz guesting ata niya yung interview eh) they are doing the script daw and workshop....
happy kasi na tuloy na siya nawala kahit papano worry ko hahaha
Katrina Gumaru-Roa @akgroa
Ryan Juday and family in ATC. Ang payat nya!
Philippine Daily Inquirer
June 26, 2012
Top of the Talk Shows
For those who missed last weekend’s TV gabfests (and why we are moved, if we are moved):
Isabel Oli on how she feels about her father’s death: “Parang bitter in a sense na wala na siya. But sweet kasi I know na nasa heaven siya.” (Ah, bittersweet!)
Yna Asistio on doing a production number in “Party Pilipinas” with boyfriend Mark Herras, and rumored third party Kris Bernal: “Medyo, siyempre, kinabahan ako kasi parang ang weird lang after gawan ng issue and all … pero sabay kaming nag-rehearse ni Kris.” (Parang choreographed—yung number.)
Vic Sotto on his alleged plans to enter politics: “Kung meron mang plano pagdating sa pulitika, sa akin manggagaling ang announcement.” (It used to be a flat “no”—nag-iiba na ba ang ihip ng hangin?)
Phillip Salvador, asked if he’d leave show biz, should he become vice governor of Bulacan: “Hindi ko siguro maiiwanan kasi ’yan ang kinamulatan ng aking mga mata … ito ang bumuhay sa ’min, kahit kailan ’di namin matatalikuran.” (Kahit during the campaign period?)
Ruffa Gutierrez, fuming after she was asked by Mr. Fu on who among Aga Muhlach, Robin Padilla and Zoren Legaspi (former boyfriends) is the best-endowed: “You’re so gross. I’m not answering that!” (Yikes, that’s so gross!)
Eric Quizon, asked how he stays strong in the face of his father’s critical condition: “Marami kaming nagtutulungan at nagsusuportahan … kung merong nagiging emosyonal, maraming nagko-console. Hindi lang sampung kamay ang nasa likod ko.” (Well said.)
Jericho Rosales, asked if there’s competition between him and “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” co-actor Piolo Pascual: “OK lang, tanggap ko naman na mas malaki ’yung chest at biceps niya!” (We should take a poll here: How did viewers feel about the exchange between Echo and Piolo on nationwide television? Hmmm, ’wag na lang.)
Jericho Rosales, asked if girlfriend Kim Jones is “the one”: “Sa lahat naman ng girlfriends mo you hope for the best. [With Kim,] my fans and my family, isa lang sinasabi— ang gaan-gaan niyang kasama.” (Si ano ba, mabigat?)
KC Concepcion, asked about her love life: “Nung umpisa, I was scared; right now I’m being very careful … kasi recently, parang nag-decide ako na non-show biz na lang ang maganda for me.” (’Wag magsalita nang tapos, hija.)
KC Concepcion on what she’s looking for in a boyfriend: “Somebody who’s humble and hardworking. Ang weird, eh pero andun ’yung feeling na gusto ko ’yung next ko, ’yun na talaga … para kasing ’di ko na kayang makipag-break!” (Kami rin—we can’t do that again!)
Cristine Reyes apologizes to sister Ara Mina: “I would like to apologize if ever I offended you at sumama loob mo sa ’kin. I tried my best na pumunta sa’yo … sinabi ko pa sa’yo, kung gusto mo luluhod ako sa harapan mo. Sana lumambot na puso mo sa ’kin para maayos na ’tong gulo. Para sa ikatatahimik ng pamilya natin.” (Ang tawag d’yan, turning the tables.)
Angeline Quinto on why she wants to find her biological mother: “Simula nung malaman ko na ampon ako, ’yan na po ’yung isa sa mga pangarap ko… gusto ko pong malaman kung kanino po ako nanggaling talaga. Kasi parang pakiramdam ko po, ’pag ’di ko nakilala ’yung tunay kong nanay, ’di buo ang pagkatao ko.” (Tale as old as time … bakit ang daming ganito sa show biz? And the story breaks at critical points in their careers. We’re not saying they’re not true, ha?)
Newbie Kapuso hunk Benjamin Alves, asked if being Piolo Pascual’s nephew is an advantage: “Advantage talaga. You get noticed faster … it’s a challenge and I welcome it.” (Ask us about this!)
(Startalk, Paparazzi, Showbiz Central, The Buzz, with Allan Policarpio, Contributor)
Not yet a national artist but certainly a national treasure
By: Jose Javier Reyes
Philippine Daily Inquirer
June 26, 2012 | 10:25 pm
From his blog, “Choking on My Adobo”
We all love Dolphy because for decades … nay, generations … he never ceased giving us laughter.
What makes him so different—and so loved? It certainly is not his reputation as a Lothario, nor the sheer power of his comedic talent.
It is his humanity and humility.
We are in tears as he fights for his life because we cannot imagine being without that single icon whose very image embodies all of what we know as Philippine comedy.
Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon is living history.
He was not as privileged at the start of his career as many of today’s “stars,” who became overnight sensations because of availability, accessibility and the power of media.
Dolphy rose from the ranks. He honed his talents through years of hard work, alongside other legends in the annals of local entertainment.
To trace the history of Dolphy’s career is to create a road map of Philippine entertainment from the 20th to the early 21st centuries.
From a bit player on stage shows called bodabil—where the likes of Mary Walter, Bayani Casimiro, Katy de la Cruz, German Moreno, Pugo, Tugo, Lopito and Patsy found their footing in the world of music, applause and laughter—Dolphy evolved into a personification of the Filipino immortalized by stage, TV and film.
Who could forget the years of amusement that Ading Fernando’s seminal Filipino family in the persons of John Puruntong, his wife Marsha (played by the late Nida Blanca) and their children Rolly (his real son Rolly Quizon) and Shirley (Maricel Soriano) provided?
“John En Marsha” holds the record as the longest running sitcom in Philippine television.
For the younger generation, Dolphy is Kevin Cosme of “Home Along Da Riles.” This character offered the same image of the Pinoy tatay who dealt with fate with an open heart, and who never lost his humanity amid the foibles and complexities of life.
One thing notable about Dolphy’s seminal portrayals and characters is that they are funny in a Chaplin-esque way. The vulnerability of his portrayal makes him lovable.
He is never harsh or impolite, and does not resort to vulgarity to win his laughs. He is a gentleman as much as he is a comedian.
Definitely not a proponent of comedy as it is understood today (founded on profanity, insult and macabre forms of aggression), Dolphy is a master of timing, wit, even underacting.
Remember Facifica Falayfay or Fefita Fofonggay? A closer look would reveal that Dolphy never assumed a condescending or insulting attitude toward these characters he played.
In the movie “Ang Tatay Kong Nanay” (directed by another legend of Philippine cinema, Lino Brocka), where he co-starred with then child superstar Niño Muhlach, the master comic proved that his sensibilities and sensitivities could elicit tears from audiences as well. More than anything else, Dolphy is an artist.
During his “Buhay Artista” days in the old ABS-CBN, Dolphy displayed smooth moves on the dance floor and perfect chemistry with then sidekick Panchito Alba.
Dolphy is loved by colleagues because of his legendary generosity—but more so for his endearing ability to listen to others. Despite his stature, he did not lose his sense of reality. He is always the first to lend a helping hand even before it is sought. He is known for lavishing people with what is within his reach.
I have not had the chance to work with Dolphy as a director, but I hold dearest one opportunity I had to work for him as a writer—for the teleplay “Love, Daddy,” directed by Peque Gallaga. I wrote about the pain, agony and frustrations of a newly retired man (my father) who had worked all his life and was now compelled to stay home and feel absolutely useless.
I never had the chance to tell Mang Dolphy how happy he unwittingly made my father for taking on the role.
Like many colleagues, I am now very afraid—terrified, in fact—at the prospect of being left behind by a man who many of us consider as our father, in one way or another.
Rodolfo Quizon may not have been given the title national artist yet, but to a great number of Filipinos, this man who makes us laugh is a national treasure.
MVP: Most Valuable Pidol
As seen by another MVP–Manny V. Pangilinan, big boss of TV5, Dolphy’s home station
By: Bayani San Diego Jr.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
June 26, 2012 | 10:32 pm
With more than a tinge of pride, Manny V. Pangilinan, chair of TV5, readily admitted that he’s a big fan of Comedy King Dolphy.
In an exclusive interview with the Inquirer, Pangilinan, or MVP as he is known in the business scene, recalled that he first met Dolphy at a party for his telecommunications company Smart “many years ago” (when the comedian was Smart’s celebrity endorser).
“I was star-struck,” Pangilinan admitted. “But Dolphy has a way of making everyone feel comfortable. He’s very human.”
Bobby Barreiro, TV5 executive vice president and chief operating officer, recounted working with the Comedy King for a TV special. “Between takes, he shared stories from his past. By the end, he was laughing so hard, he was on the verge of tears.”
Ray Espinosa, the Kapatid channel’s president and chief executive officer, related that he first met Dolphy when the network began a series of dinner meetings that eventually led to the screen legend’s transfer from ABS-CBN to TV5 two years ago.
“He was the life of the party every time we met,” said Perci Intalan, TV5’s head of Entertainment.
“He was always his spirited self, and still strong, at the time,” Pangilinan said.
With Espinosa, Barreiro and Intalan, Pangilinan visited the Comedy King at the intensive care unit of Makati Medical Center (MMC) on Saturday. During the Inquirer interview held later at the Makati Med coffee shop, Pangilinan said he remained hopeful that Dolphy would overcome this latest health crisis. “He has a strong will to live. He’s got a stout heart which is vital in trying times like this,” said Pangilinan.
The ailing comedian had just finished his second dialysis at the time of the visit. “He was drifting in and out of consciousness,” Pangilinan said, “but he was trying his best to keep his eyes open and listen to us. I promised to take him to Hong Kong when he’s better. He loves Hong Kong; he worked there as an entertainer in the 1950s.”
Hours after the network boss left, Dolphy underwent tracheostomy.
Pangilinan, who’s also the chair of MMC, said he would leave no stone unturned “to make Mang Dolphy’s hospital stay as comfortable as possible.”
Intalan related that Dolphy was the first major star to make the big leap to TV5 under this management. Asked why they signed him up, Pangilinan quipped: “Among our countrymen, young or old, here or abroad … who doesn’t know Mang Dolphy?”
Barreiro agreed: “We all grew up watching his TV shows and movies.”
Espinosa volunteered that his father loved watching Dolphy’s 1960s musical-variety show “Buhay Artista.” “Everyone in the family was required to watch it as well.”
Pangilinan’s favorite Dolphy film, for the record, is “Facifica Falayfay.” Espinosa picked “Falayfay” as well.
For Intalan, the top two are “Hong Kong Holiday” and “Ang Tatay Kong Nanay.”
Barreiro said he watched Dolphy’s black-and-white movies aired on TV in the afternoons. “I loved ‘John en Marsha sa Amerika.’”
Needless to say, Pangilinan was awed by Dolphy’s performance in Albert Martinez’s “Rosario,” which was produced by the network’s movie arm for the Metro Manila Film Festival two years ago. Pangilinan said the film is special for him because the beloved comic played his grandfather in it.
“He portrayed my Lolo Hesus. My grandfather watched the movie and was thrilled. Like Dolphy, my grandfather is medyo mestizo,” said Pangilinan.
Movie-watching is another passion that Pangilinan and Dolphy share, apart from their love of Hong Kong. Pangilinan said he would usually catch late-night screenings of movies in Hong Kong, where his company Metro Pacific is based.
Dolphy used to be a regular in the Rockwell cinemas, noted Intalan. “He loved watching movies before he fell ill. I remember that we talked about Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception.’”
Pangilinan believes that Dolphy richly deserves to be declared as a National Artist. “Hands down,” he asserted. “And his current condition has nothing to do with it. He deserves the honor because of his talent, his history and his contributions to the entertainment industry.”
Pangilinan hailed Dolphy as a true Filipino original. “His impact on national life is extensive and historic. His contribution to comedy is distinctive and unique.”
Barreiro agreed: More than a national artist, “Dolphy is a national treasure.”
The network is completely supporting Mang Pidol in the toughest battle of his life, Pangilinan said. “We have to balance the family’s need for privacy and meeting Mang Dolphy’s own needs as a patient at the same time,” noted the big boss.
Espinosa reiterated that, contrary to reports, the network is continuing to run Dolphy’s current show, “Pidol’s Wonderland.”
Dolphy stopped taping for the show in September 2011, when his health took a turn for the worse. Still, the program was not taken off the air, said Espinosa. Just like the man’s legacy of laughter and love, he added, “the show can go on forever.”
“He has lived a full life … a colorful life,” Pangilinan asserted. “But I know he has no regrets.”
TRIVIA: The Dolphy-Judai Big Screen Connection
In 1994, RVQ Productions fielded a Metro Manila Film Festival entry entitled "Like Father, Like Son" top-billed by Dolphy and Vandolph. Guess who was cast as Epy Quizon's love interest? Ms. Judy Ann Santos. If I'm not mistaken, this was Judai's first filmfest entry...
Fast forward 2009, on the heels of Ploning's critical success, director Dante Nico Garcia wanted to make a "drama-comedy" film that would co-star Dolphy and Judai as father-daughter. Based on a Howie Severino documentary about war veterans, the dream project would have been filmed in San Francisco. I wonder why this never pushed through...
Do they have a televison and/or endorsement connection? Anyone care to share?
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Iza Calzado waives talent fee for new film
Posted at 06/29/2012 5:01 PM | Updated as of 06/29/2012 10:40 PM
MANILA, Philippines -- Actress Iza Calzado has waived her talent fee for her first indie film.
Calzado said she and co-star Judy Ann Santos declined to be paid for their roles in "Mga Mumunting Lihim," which is an entry to the 2012 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.
"Hindi talaga kami sumingil, for the love of Cinemalaya, for the love of direk, at kumbaga suporta," she told ABS-CBN News.
The Jose Javier Reyes-directed film is Calzado's first venture into the annual independent film festival.
"Kauna-unahan kong pelikula sa Cinemalaya, kaya masaya ako, excited ako na maging bahagi nito. At syempre mas masaya ako dahil ang mga kasama ko sa pelikula ay mahuhusay na aktres na ... I think si Juday first niya rin 'to sa Cinemalaya," she said.
Aside from Santos and Calzado, "Mga Mumunting Lihim" also stars Janice de Belen and Agot Isidro. The four play a group of friends who face struggles in their relationship with one another.
"It's also Direk Joey's first Cinemalaya," Calzado said of the film, "And it's a script that's very personal to him, so it's an honor to play the part of Carla."
"Mga Mumunting Lihim" is set to compete in the Director's Showcase category of the Cinemalaya film festival, which will have a 10-day run at the Cultural Center of the Philippines from July 20-29.
ano na? hahaha pambihira
July 1, 2012
IBAYONG paghahanda ng bagong pelikulang pang-Metro Manila Film Festival ang ginawa nina Sen. Bong Revilla at Bossing Vic Sotto. Kasi, may bago na naman silang kasama sa movie na babae, si Judy Ann Santos.
Kung magtutuluy-tuloy ang lahat na plano, pinakamalaking project ito ng taon.
daan lang ng daan
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kasama daw ni ryan si lucho s bulaga yesterday di ko naman nakita sayang..
sabi ni rhian r..sila n daw ni kc montero sana nxt time d n nya ulitin *** ginawa nya s singapore para wala ng pagpyestahan s youtube...at *** parents nya d na ulit makunsyensya..