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Ogie Diaz speaks up on celeb who endorse politicians, he calls it as ‘Hanapbuhay’

Ogie Diaz speaks up on celeb who endorse politicians, he calls it as ‘Hanapbuhay’

  • Ogie Diaz frankly speaks regarding celebrities endorsing politicians in the upcoming midterm elections.
  • One or two appearances may be free but for those who are always present in most of the campaigned, he believed that they are paid.
  • Celebrities can support their candidates at the same time they are earning.

There are some celebrities who endorse politician during the campaign period which can influence the voters to choose the candidates because of their favorite celebrities.

Some of the netizens wonder if these celebrities are voluntarily endorsing the politician or they are just being paid.

On May 8, the actor and talent manager Ogie Diaz gets frank on his Facebook post regarding celebrities endorsing politicians in the upcoming midterm elections. As for him, one or two appearances may be free but for those who are always present in most of the campaigned, he believed that they are paid.

“Pag once or twice lang nakita sa campaign sorties, baka pwedeng libre lang yon. Pero kung lahat ng entablado, nakasampa ang artista, juice ko, prangkahan na tayo, kailangan din namang mabuhay ng mga artista. Hanapbuhay pa din yan. Peak season ang campaign period. Kitaan yan ng datung, kaya MERONG KITA diyan. At kalakaran na yon.”

Diaz also said regarding those celebrities who appeared on political advertisements that some of them showed support for free but some were also paid especially when the candidate believes the celebrity could help them garnered more votes; it really depends on the celebrity.

At the end of the day, celebrities can support their candidates at the same time they are earning.

“Well, depende yan. Pwedeng malaki bayad, dahil naniniwala yung kandidato na makakahatak ng boto yung artista. Pwede din namang pro bono o libre lang yung artista kasi naniniwala siya sa ipinaglalaban ng kandidato. Pero at the end of the day, mas masarap mag-endorso ng kandidatong gusto mo na, kumita ka pa.”

Diaz is also Liza Soberano’s talent manager; he also mentioned that there were a lot of politicians asking for Liza’s endorsement.

“Dami nag-aalok. Laki pa ng offer,” he said. “Pero siguro, hindi pa sa ngayon. Baka someday or sa next election.”

On his post, he also mentioned his owned senatorial bets which included lawyer Florin “Pilo” Hilbay, Samira Gutoc, Chel Diokno, and Bam Aquino, as well as Dr. Willie Ong and Neri Colmenares.

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Kapamilya actresses get nominated for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2019

Kapamilya actresses get nominated for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2019

  • Liza Soberano, Julia Barretto, Kathryn Bernardo and Yassi Pressman vie for Favorite Trending Pinoy in Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards
  • Fans can vote for their favorites through Twitter and Nickelodeon’s website
  • The awards ceremony will be aired in Asia at 6 p.m. on March 25

Four leading ladies from ABS-CBN are competing in this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for a Philippines exclusive recognition.

The four nominees in the Favorite Trending Pinoy category are Liza Soberano from “Alone/Together,” Julia Barretto who starred in “Ngayon at Kailanman,” Kathryn Bernardo from “The Hows of Us,” and mainstay Yassi Pressman of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”

Ella Cruz, Hannah Pangilinan, Kristel Fulgar, and Ranz Kyle & Niana Guerrero, on the other hand, are in the running for another local category, Favorite Pinoy Internet Star.

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards is an annual American event created for kids to allow them the power to support their favorite celebrities across various categories including TV shows, movies, music artists, and sports personalities.

Public voting will decide the winners and fans can vote using Twitter, by using (hashtag) KCA and the hashtag of their nominee. They can also cast their votes through the Nickelodeon website.

Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony which will be aired in Asia at 6 p.m. on March 25.

Past nominees from the Philippines have included Jake Zyrus (Charice Pempengco), who won the very first Favorite Asian Act award in 2012, Sarah Geronimo (2013), Anne Curtis (2014), and Daniel Padilla (2015) who won the global Slime-A-Star award, Maine Mendoza (2016) for Favorite Pinoy Personality and Nadine Lustre (2017) as Favorite Pinoy Star.

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Pinoy movies continue to flop in the Box Office but not LizQuen’s ‘Alone Together’

Pinoy movies continue to flop in the Box Office but not LizQuen’s ‘Alone Together’

  • The Valentine’s Day movie of LizQuen changed the dismal atmosphere with their movie ‘Alone Together’
  • A sad truth about other movies is their lackluster quality and some of them even spent so much for the production of these movies but earned much less
  • ‘Alone/Together’ is now on its second week and accordingly had reached more than Php 200 million gross

The local entertainment industry is still struggling due to a string continuous flop of movies in cinemas, but the Valentine’s Day movie of LizQuen changed the dismal atmosphere with their movie ‘Alone/Together.’

READ: Mikhail Red on non-formula films suggested by netizens said they still flopped

Let us first take a review of some movies who were out in cinemas from January to February 2019.

BOY TOKWA: LODI NG GAPO – directed by Tony Reyes, it stars Jose Manalo, with Joey Marquez, Buboy Villar, and Karel Marquez, among others. From VST Production Specialists, Inc. (with senate president Tito Sotto or Vicente Sotto III as executive producer).

It is based on a true story of Rodrigo Morelos’ (aka Boy Tokwa). It is also the story of his grandson who heads back to the Philippines in search of the truth about his grandfather.

SAKALING MAGING TAYO – directed by JP Habac, it stars Elisse Joson and McCoy De Leon, with Chai Fonacier, Paulo Angeles, and Milo Elmido Jr. The movie is a collaboration from Quantum Films and ABS-CBN Films’ Black Sheep outfit.

A story of two college freshmen, Pol (McCoy de Leon) and Laya (Elisse Joson). Pol is about to spend a care-free night in a music festival and accidentally meet Laya who is about to move back to Manila to escape from being brokenhearted, during their last day of school in Baguio City.

ELISE – directed by Joel Ferrer, it stars Janine Gutierrez and Enchong Dee, with Victor Anastacio, Laura Lehmann, and Miel Espinoza, from Regal Entertainment.

Another one inspired by a true story, this romantic film is about ex-lovers who meet again.

A sad truth about these movies is their lackluster quality that some of them spent so much for the production but the movies earned less. Even ‘Time & Again’ pulled-out from the cinemas.

But for LizQuen movie ‘Alone/Together’ was a hit. The only sold-out movie among all the other movies the has been screened. They are now on their second week and accordingly they already earned a 7-million gross income as of February 20.

On Tuesday, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil went to Dubai to attend a sold-out screening of ‘Alone/Together’ at the Reel Cinema in The Dubai Mall.

Despite the continued flop of movies, except for ‘Alone Together,’ producers still have their hopes and continue to produce quality and inspiring movies.

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Who’s more conservative? Liza Soberano shares conversation with friend Julia Barretto about their love partners

Who’s more conservative? Liza Soberano shares conversation with friend Julia Barretto about their love partners

  • Liza Soberano’s perception of their partners as being conservative is of being protective of someone they love because it’s a way of showing their affection and care for that person
  • “I don’t think he is as conservative as Joshua, because Quen gives me the freedom naman to wear what I want.”
  • Liza Soberano shares a friendly conversation with friend Julia Barreto about their love life by comparing which boyfriend is more a conservative

In 2013, the Star Magic batch launched the three brightest stars in showbiz today, namely Liza Soberano, Julia Barretto, and Janella Salvador. The three remained close friends.

During Liza’s interview on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” aired last Thursday, she was asked whether they talked about boys when they talked and got together.

While suppressing a laugh, Liza answered they in fact do and gave an example of their conversations.

“Julia will tell me something about Joshua. It’s a struggle for her also na sobrang conservative si Joshua sa damit niya. She asked me, ‘Does Quen have that problem, too? Is he conservative with you?’ I’m like, ‘Yes, he’s like that also,’” she narrated.

For Liza, perception of their partners to be conservative is being protective for someone they love because it’s a way of showing their affection and care for that person.

“I think it would be normal for any guy to be protective of someone they care about because that just shows that they love or they care about that person,” Soberano said.

During her conversation with Julia, she recalls that she told her, “Yes, he (Gil) is conservative, but I don’t think he is as conservative as Joshua, because Quen gives me the freedom naman to wear what I want.”

Even if Julia has preferred to use nipple tape than a bra, her boyfriend still wants to see her in less revealing clothes; unlike Liza who has the freedom to wear any clothes she wants despite Gil being conservative.

On the same interview in “Tonight with Boy Abunda,” Liza Soberano confirmed that they have been officially together since 2014 and has recently admitted their relationship to the public.

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Atom Araullo shares cute banter with his Mom and Liz Soberano

Atom Araullo shares cute banter with his Mom and Liz Soberano

  • Atom Araullo tweeted about one of his conversations with his mom, Carol Pagaduan.
  • He told her that someone compared her past photo to Liza Soberano, which led to her complimenting Soberano.

Atom Araullo may be in the world of news and journalism, wherein the atmosphere is a bit more serious than showbiz, but he is also known for his good looks.

READ: Original Sang’gres’ reunion movie to be pitted against LizQuen’s “Spolarium” in February 2019

The promotional materials for Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil‘s movie, Alone/Together, has led to people digging about their old photos, including Arullo’s mother, Carol Pagaduan.

In a tweet, Araullo told his mom that there was someone who compared her childhood photo to Soberano.

When he shared the comparison, Pagaduan told his son that Soberano is much more beautiful. This resulted to him teasing his mom about fishing for compliments.

Netizens reacted to the adorable banter, saying that it’s no surprise that the journalist is handsome as well.

Another Twitter user said that aside from her beauty, the message in Pagaduan’s photo also caught his attention.

Someone also said that she looks like Dimples Romana.

Others then responded that aside from being beautiful, Pagaduan also has many admirable qualities.

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New ‘Darna’ director plans to change script and costume

New ‘Darna’ director plans to change script and costume

  • Jerold Tarog revealed that he’s going to change the script of the Darna film.
  • He also said that he’s planning to make big changes to the heroine’s costume. 

At the DVD launch of historical movie Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral by TBA Productions, director Jerold Tarog, who is the current director of the upcoming movie Darna, admitted that he needs to make a few changes from the work that has been done by its previous director, Erik Matti.

He also admitted that there’s no updates so far about the movie that will star Liza Soberano.

“Kasi kailangan ko ulitin ‘yung script na tinatrabaho nila Direk Erik Matti. So andon ako sa stage ngayon na kailangan ko siya i-rewrite.”

He said that he wanted the story to be deeper and more meaningful.

“Nagte-take off ako doon sa draft nila, so mula doon kailangan ko mag-research ng kaunti, so medyo may reset ng kaunti.”

Even if there will be changes to the script, he clarified that there will be no changes with the movie’s cast.

“In this case kasi si Liza lang naman ang naka-lock talaga e. Okay naman ako doon wala namang problema.”

Tarog added that he will actually change the costume of Darna.

“May mga gagawin pa kami na additional for the costumes, mas praktikal. Basta kasi mayroong design na ginawa ‘yung previous team, e medyo iba ‘yung gusto kong direksyon. Kung iku-kumpara lang sa dating costume, may iba lang akong gagawin.”

When asked about Soberano, he said that they still haven’t talked to each other.

“Pero pag na-meet ko siya, doon ko palang masasabi ang expectations ko. Pero naniwala si Direk Erik Matti kay Liza, so ‘yung faith niya, I’m sure worth it ‘yung faith na ‘yun. I’m looking forward to work with her.”

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Liza Soberano hopes to work with Erik Matti again

Liza Soberano hopes to work with Erik Matti again

  • Liza Soberano shared a photograph of her having dinner with former Darna director, Erik Matti.
  • She said that she hopes to work with him again in future projects.

Liza Soberano expressed her hopes to work with director Erik Matti again soon.

On an Instagram post, she captioned a photograph of her having dinner with the director and said that she’s still wishing for future projects with him.

“Thank you so much for everything direk @erikmatti!!! ❤️ This dinner really meant alot to me. Still hoping for a future project with you.”

She also said that the Matti personally messaged her to properly and formally say goodbye to her.

“I was really thankful because I don’t think a lot of people will do that. He messaged me just so that he could say goodbye properly to me and I really appreciate that he did that. And I am just really thankful that I had the chance to work with him and I still want to finish a project with him so hopefully in the future if our schedule permits and there is a really good script that he wants to be directing, I really wouldn’t mind doing another film.”

The director departed from the Darna movie in October because of “creative differences” and it has been a mutual decision between the director and the management.

Liza will continue on with the movie with a new director, Jerrold Tarog as announced recently.

“For right now I think we are going to focus with the movie with Quen because we actually have a due date for the movie, so I think we are going to do that first and Darna has to be focused on by direk Jerrold. He’s taking over now so there are some changes.”

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Veteran character actor Nonong de Andres, known for bangkay roles, passes away

Veteran character actor Nonong de Andres, known for bangkay roles, passes away

  • Character actor Nonong de Andres died on the morning of November 6.
  • He became a part of more than a hundred movies since 1980 and has appeared in hit series like ‘Forevermore’ and ‘Bagani.’

Veteran character actor Nonong de Andres whom viewers loved as “Bangky” in the LizQuen teleserye ‘Forevermore’ passed away on November 6, Tuesday.

The sad news was announced on Facebook by his nephew, Powee Capino. He urged everyone to pray for his Tito Nonong who often played the role of ghosts or corpses in local films.

Nonong de Andres’ name and contribution to local films and television may not be stellar but he has carved a niche for himself in all his years of stay in an industry he so loved. Nonong started as an extra in horror and comedy movies from the 1980s to the 1990s. He appeared in more than a hundred films, but decided to leave the industry for  a while due to low pay.

He appeared in films such as ‘The Quick Brown Fox’  (1980), ‘Salamamgkero’ (1986), ‘Ako ang Batas: General Karingal’  (1990), ‘My Funny Valentine’ (1990),  ‘Okay Ka, Fairy Ko!’  (1991), ‘Pangako sa ‘Yo’ (1992), ‘Shake Rattle & Roll V’ (1994), ‘Oki Doki Doc’  (1996), and ‘Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako’ (2012), among many others.

He was asked to take care of his friend’s son until the boy went to the United States to study. In 2005, he began managing a beach resort owned by a mayor. He stuck with it for eight years with the same zealousness with which he dealt with life, both onscreen and off .

Nonong then took on a role in Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil’s hit ABS-CBN series, ‘Forevermore.’ He became part of the “loveteam” BangLi alongside the late Lilia Cuntapay for their roles in the show.

His last appearance was in ‘Bagani.’

Stars react.

Nonong’s former co-stars posted about his passing on their personal social media accounts. Liza Soberano shared her wish to hug her ‘Tito Bangky’ one last time.

On the other hand, Enrique Gil uploaded some stills of his scenes with the veteran actor from ‘Forevermore.’

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Halloween 2018 Best Costumes From Pinoy Celebrities

Halloween 2018 Best Costumes From Pinoy Celebrities


Ever wondered how your favorite Pinoy celebrities celebrated their Halloween?

Halloween may be over, but it doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the many creative costumes we saw on our social media feeds. This year, some of our local celebrities skipped the horror and instead, went all out with the pop culture references.

A mixture of cute, quirky, and sexy costumes coming your way!

Here are the best Halloween costumes from your favorite local stars:

Maymay Entrata (Annabelle)

Edward Barber (Chuckie)

Liza Soberano (Pennywise)

Maine Mendoza (Just pooping)

Wil Dasovich and Alodia Gosiengfiao (Joker and Harley Quinn)

Bretman Rock (Darna)

Zia Rivera-Dantes (Miss Intergalactic Space)

Megan Young (Space Barbie)

Scarlet Snow Belo (Charlie Chaplin)

Awra Briguela (Devil)

Enrique Gil (Joker)

Bianca Valerio (Black Bunny)

Vhong Navarro (Sweeney Todd)

Kiana Valenciano (Hit Girl)

Darren Espanto

Martine Cajucom and Cliff Ho (Vampires)

Jessica Wilson

Ryza Mae Dizon (Moana)

Inah de Belen (Anak ni Janice)

Teejay Marquez (Archie)

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Marian Rivera (Poison Ivy)

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Dingdong Dantes (Riddler)

Who’s your favorite?

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BIG JUMP! 25 Kapuso Artists Who Transferred to ABS-CBN

BIG JUMP! 25 Kapuso Artists Who Transferred to ABS-CBN

  • There has been a number of artists that moved from GMA Network to ABS-CBN.
  • DailyPedia listed down some of the current Kapamilya stars who were once Kapuso.

Regine Valesquez’s recent signing with ABS-CBN is one of the most talked about topics this week.

After a month of staying mum about her network transfer, she has been emotional as soon as she stepped inside the premises of the Kapamilya network.

She’s not the only icon that moved from GMA-7 to ABS-CBN. Her husband, Ogie Alcasid, has also transferred, along with others like Janno Gibbs, Jaya and Lani Misalucha.

Here’s the growing list of former Kapuso artists that decided to switch networks in the past:

Richard Guttierez

After being in GMA-7 for more than a decade, Richard officially became a Kapamilya a little more than a year ago. He became a part of Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo‘s fantasy series La Luna Sangre. He is also set to star in a movie with Angel Locsin and Angelica Panganiban.

Louise delos Reyes

Prior to transferring to ABS-CBN, she had numerous appearances in GMA-7’s TV shows. When she moved to ABS-CBN, her first project was becoming a part of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano as SPO3 Katrina Velasco.

Angel Locsin

Considered as GMA’s former primetime star, Angel shocked everyone with her decision to change her home network. She has starred in Star Cinema films such as One More Try, Everything About Her, and The Third Party. She has also led the primetime hit The Legal Wife and became one of the judges for Pilipinas Got Talent. She has renewed her contract with ABS-CBN in 2015 and has made an appearance in La Luna Sangre.

She will star in the network’s upcoming series, The General’s Daughter.

Isabelle Daza

Isabelle has been a Kapuso for three years before signing up with ABS-CBN in November 2014. Her first project as a Kapamilya is the upcoming series Nathaniel.

Iza Calzado

After 10 years with GMA-7, she transferred to its rival network in 2012.

She expressed her thankfulness to her previous company and why she made the decision to move to ABS-CBN. “I’m grateful for all my years with [GMA-7], but [my father] was the one with me in wanting new things for me and my career. He wanted me to spread my wings and fly.”

Jake Cuenca

More than a decade ago, Jake has moved from GMA-7 to ABS-CBN. He has been cast in numerous dramas like Maria Mercedes, Rubi, and Palos, wherein he played the main lead, and Ikaw Lamang and Tayong Dalawa as the antagonist.

Cristine Reyes

Not everyone knows that Cristine’s entry to showbiz has been with GMA-7’s artista search program, Starstruck.

She transferred networks 10 years ago and has top-billed several projects such as Eva Fonda, Kristine, Reputasyon, Tubig at Langis, and I Can Do That.

Paulo Avelino

Paulo has been with GMA-7 for five years before becoming a Kapamilya. He has served as the male lead in shows such as The Promise of Forever, Honesto, Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon, Kahit Konting Pagtingin, and Bridges of Love.

JC de Vera

JC has stayed as a Kapuso for six years then transferred to TV5. He finally became a Kapamilya in 2014 and played a role in The Legal Wife and Moon of Desire.

Ellen Adarna

Ellen signed with ABS-CBN last 2013. She admitted that her transfer to the network made a huge impact regarding the recognition she got.

“When I was with the other network, ‘What are you doing now? What are your shows?’ ‘Uh, I’m a part of this show.’ ‘Ay, nandoon ka pala!’ Ibe yung audience ng ABS-CBN talaga. Iba yung impact.”

Toni Gonzaga

Toni has hosted in GMA-7 for seven years until 2005. She continued her career with ABS-CBN, venturing to acting and music. She has released six albums under Star Records and has starred in 11 Star Cinema films.

She has also continued hosting with The Buzz, Pinoy Big Brother, and The Voice of the Philippines.

Elmo Magalona

His first project with the Kapamilya network was the TV series Born for You, wherein he was paired with Janella Salvador for the first time.

Maxene Magalona

Just like her brother, Maxene was also a Kapuso turned Kapamilya, however, she actually started off in ABS-CBN in 1992 with Ang TV. She was then identified with GMA-7 for nine years before signing up with ABS-CBN in 2016.


Karylle has co-hosted GMA-7’s SOP for seven years. She is currently in It’s Showtime.

Anne Curtis

Anne was a Kapuso until 2003. She has lead Kapamilya shows such as Kampanerang Kuba, Maging Sino Ka Man, Dyosa, Green Rose, Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw, and Dyesebel.

She can be seen regularly in noontime show It’s Showtime.

Liza Soberano

Liza has previously admitted that she “didn’t feel at home” in GMA-7, wherein she became an artist for only a week. She added that as ABS-CBN’s the one she always watches, it’s really where she wanted to work in the first place.


After winning Pinoy Pop Superstar, Jona has been one of GMA-7’s most promising singers. She then joined the trio La Diva.

She made a shocking transfer to ABS-CBN in 2017, saying that the network gave her more trust and has promised her a line-up of projects.

Yassi Pressman

Yassi has spent almost a decade with GMA-7 and TV5 before making her way to ABS-CBN. She has become a household name after appearing in Pinoy Big Brother and becoming a part of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

Jay R

Jay R spent the first decade of his career as a Kapuso artist. In 2015, he opened a new chapter of his life with ABS-CBN when he appeared as a contestant in Your Face Sounds Familiar.


Jaya decided to leave GMA-7 after she concluded her final project with the network, Poor Señorita. Her appearance in It’s Showtime in 2016 marked as her surprising decision to switch networks.

Ogie Alcasid

After being out of the limelight when he left GMA-7, Ogie has been with TV5 for a while before returning to ABS-CBN, where he did a few shows in the 90s.

He became a judge of Tawag ng Tanghalan and talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.


Kyla stayed as a Kapuso for 15 years before she moved to ABS-CBN.

Aljur Abrenica

Aljur was a GMA-7 artist for nearly a decade before deciding to be a Kapamilya. Only six months after his move to ABS-CBN, he already top-billed his own series Asintado.

He has also appeared as a guest in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

Janno Gibbs

Needing some freshening up, Janno made a switch and signed with Star Music, wherein he’s currently promoting his latest single, Feeling JKL. He has also appeared in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano and other ABS-CBN shows.

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