July 21, 2018, 11:12 am
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Sunshine, Bing back to where they started

WHAT do Sunshine Cruz and Bing Loyzaga have in common? 

The two actresses started with GMA, worked at ABS-CBN and are now back on GMA-7 in the soap “Kapag Nahati ang Puso.” Sunshine did a series of soaps as a Kapamilya after she broke up with husband Cesar Montano: “Pure Love,” “Oh My G,” “Dolce Amore” and “Wildflower.”

Did she bid ABS-CBN a formal goodbye before she moved to be a Kapuso? 

“Of course, I really thanked them for all the good projects I had with them,” she replied. “Siempre, maraming nag-bash. Wala raw akong utang na loob at loyalty. But I’m a working actress, so I just go where the work is. I feel so honored with ‘Kapag Nahati ang Puso’ kasi ang ganda ng role ko. Dati, puro inaaping nanay ang role ko. Dito, magiging glamorosa akong fashion designer.”

Sunshine plays provinciana Rio, who falls in love with a rich city boy, Nico (Zoren Legaspi). He leaves her pregnant when he returns to Manila. She tries to inform him about her situation, but Nico’s girlfriend, Miranda (Bing Loyzaga), prevents him from getting in touch with her. Rio figures in a bus crash where her baby goes missing. By some twist of fate, Nico gets hold of the baby and makes it appear the girl, named Claire, is their “ampon.” 

Miranda is so mean to Claire (Bea Binene), who dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Rio, in turn, has a reversal of fortune and becomes successful in her career as a fashion designer. She will later help Claire start her own career, without knowing that she is her daughter. But eventually, mother and daughter become rivals over the attention of Benjamin Alves. 

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Bing Loyzaga was last seen on ABS-CBN in shows like “Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin” and “Yamashita’s Treasures in Wansapanataym.” So why is she now in “Kapag Nahati ang Puso”? 

“Simple. Bakante ako,” she said. “Dumating itong offer ng GMA and I’m a freelance actress, so tinanggap ko. Hindi ko naman puedeng tanggihan ang role ko kasi back to contravida ako rito at matagal ko na ring nami-miss magcontravida. My last show with GMA was ‘Paano Ba ang Mangarap,’ ten years ago pa, so nami-miss ko na ring mag-work dito. After that, napunta ako sa TV5 and I did many soaps there like ‘Babaeng Hampaslupa’ and ‘Enchanted Garden,’ then napunta nga ako sa ABS and now, balik ako sa GMA where I started in ‘That’s Entertainment.’ Dito sa ‘Kapag Nahati ang Puso,’ sure akong kaiinisan ako ng viewers sa sobrang pang-aapi kay Bea Binene mula pa sa pagkabata niya.”

Bing has celebrated her 27th anniversary with husband Janno Gibbs last January. Yes, they’ve gone through a lot of trials and ups and downs, but they’re still happily together, along with their two daughters who now have careers of their own. The eldest, Alyssa Gibbs, who has a degree in psychology and is nicknamed Chi, is now officially engaged to Anton Cruz. The younger one is Gabrielle or Gaby, a graphic designer and makeup artist.

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The first Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) was held in August of last year and it was very successful. It had 12 entries, some of which were movies that have already been shown in other local festivals like “Paglipay,” “Hamog” and “Patay na si Hesus.” One of the most acclaimed entries then was “Bar Boys,” for which Odette Khan won several best supporting actress awards in her role as a terror law professor. 

But the top grosser at the box office last year was “100 Tula Para Kay Stella,” made by Viva Entertainment, written and directed by Jason Paul Laxamana. Now, Jason is back with a bang with no less than two entries in this year’s PPP. His first entry is again from Viva, reuniting the “100 Tula” stars Bela Padilla and JC Santos in “The Day After Valentine’s Day,” with Bela as Lani, a smart young woman who helps Kai, a broken man, to fix his problematic life. 

His second entry is “Bakwit Boys,” produced by T Rex Entertainment, which he calls a youth-oriented provincial musical about four brothers (Ryle Santiago, Nico Natividad, Vince Larena and Mackie Empuerto) whose home was destroyed by a super typhoon. They relocate to a province where a rich girl, played by Devon Seron, discovers their talent in singing and helps them record their songs that get played on radio.

The entries were introduced by FDCP Chair Liza Diño along with directors Joey Reyes and Carlos Siguion Reyna of the screening and selection committee. The eight entries will be shown without any competition from foreign or Hollywood films from August 15 to 21.

Also part of PPP are:

“Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi” by Jun Lana for IdeaFirst Company, a romantic-comedy starring Sue Ramirez in the title role of a girl afflicted with a rare allergy to wi-fi, with Jameson Blake, Markus Patterson, Kiko Matos and Yayo Aguila.

“Madilim ang Gabi” by Adolfo Alix Jr. for Deux Lux Mea Films. This has been shown in the last Toronto Filmfest as “Dark is the Night” and deals with the government’s war against drugs and about extra-judicial killing. It stars Gina Alajar and Phillip Salvador as a couple looking for their missing drug addicted son, Felix Roco. The powerhouse cast includes Laurice Guillen, Cherie Gil, Cherry Pie Picache, Angel Aquino, Angeli Bayani and Bembol Roco. 

“Pinay Beauty” - A satire on the Filipino’s penchant for white skin and beauty pageants, this is written by Allan Habon and Rod Marmol, directed by Jay Abella for Quantum Films and Epic Media. It stars Edgar Allan Guzman as Migs, a hustler who has to settle a big debt with a loan shark who wants to meet Lovi Poe. Also starring Chai Fonacier, Janus del Prado, Hanna Ledesma, Tikoy Aguiluz, Maxine Medina. Allan Paule and Nico Antonio. 

“Unli Life” - A fantasy-comedy produced by Regal Entertainment, written and directed by Miko Livelo. The trailer of this movie is the one that elicited the biggest laughs during the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino press con at Sequioa Hotel. Vhong Navarro plays a man rejected by his ladylove Winwyn Marquez, who then gets the chance to relive his life through various periods in our history with the help of a mysterious bartender, played by Joey Marquez, and his magic drink called Wishkey that grants wishes. Also starring are Ejay Falcon, Isabelle de Leon, Dimples Romana, Joem Bascon, Epy Quizon, Jhong HIlario and Jon Lucas.

“Signal Rock” - Directed by Chito Roño for Cape Signal Rock Films. About OFWs, this is set in a place in Samar (where the film was shot on location) where mobile signals can only be available while one is on top of a a place called Signal Rock. Starring Christian Bables, Elora Espano, Mon Confiado, Kokoy de Santos, Jomari Angeles, Nanding Jose and Ruby Ruiz. 

“We Will Not Die Tonight” - An action thriller written and directed by RIchard Somes for Strawdogs Productions. Erich Gonzales does her own fight scenes and action stunts in this story of survival, co-starring Alex Medina, Paolo Paraiso and Maxine Eigenmann. 

Three films that have won awards in other local festivals will be shown as special features: “Paki” (best picture winner in Cinema One Originals 2017), “Tu Pug Imatuy” (best picture winner in Sinag Maynila 2017), and “High Tide” (best picture winner in ToFarm Filmfest 2017).
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