It seems like the daily lives of Filipinos have stopped as almost everyone were tuned-in to the coronation night of Miss Universe 2018 that happened yesterday, December 17 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The ordinary citizens aren’t the only ones cheering for her, but the celebrities as well.
Here are some stars who posted their congratulatory messages to the newly crowned Miss Universe.
WOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!! 😮😮😮 #CatrionaGray
— Robi Domingo (@robertmarion) December 17, 2018
— Tim Yap (@officialTIMYAP) December 17, 2018
SHE CAME PREPARED.. SHE TOOK HOME THE CROWN!!!!! Queen @catrionaelisa!!!!!!! 👑👑👑👑
— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) December 17, 2018
Alessandra de Rossi
Pahiram ng gown ni Miss Philippines please kakausapin ko yung 3 commentators, teeekaaa! Congratulations!!!!! 🎈🎉 we did it again!! #kapitCatriona 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— alessandra de rossi (@msderossi) December 17, 2018
— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) December 17, 2018
— ogie alcasid (@ogiealcasid) December 17, 2018
— Troy Montero (@troymontero) December 17, 2018
PHILIPPINES FOR THE WIN!!!! 🇵🇭💙♥️💛 Congratulations to us!!!
— Ciara Sotto (@ciara_anna) December 17, 2018
— Jaya (@jayasoul) December 17, 2018
Dra. Vicki Belo
Ok na yeeyyy dahil dyan magluluto na ako ng callos wala pa kami lunch anong oras na hahahahaa thank you Lord balik ang korona sa pinas yeeyy congrats satin at nakaka proud ka #CatrionaGray
— marietta subong (@pokwang27) December 17, 2018
Yeeessss!!! Congratulations Catriona!! QUEEN indeed. 🇵🇭❤
— Janine Mari Tugonon (@janine_tugonon) December 17, 2018
PHILIPPINES!!!! Waaaaahuhuhuhuhu pic.twitter.com/xDUBpgrAsF
— Maymay (@maymayentrata07) December 17, 2018
What wonderful news to wake up to!!! Congratulations, Catriona Gray (Philippines), for winning the Miss Universe crown!!!
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) December 17, 2018
TAGS: alessandra de rossi, Angelica Panganiban, Anne Curtis, Bianca Gonzales, Catriona Gray, Ciara Sotto, Dra. Vicki Belo, Janine Tugonon, Jaya, jolina magdangal, Lea Salonga, marvin agustin, Maymay Entrata, Miss Universe 2018, ogie alcasid, Pia Wurtzbach, Pokwang, robi domingo, Ruffa Guttierez, Tim Yap, Troy Montero, Vice Ganda, Yeng Constantino
The rapid increase in the price of basic commodities does not only affect the masses, but celebrities as well.
Philippine Statistics Authority recently revealed that the Philippines inflation rate reached 6.4% in August, which is the highest it has been for the past nine years.
Some Kapamilya and Kapuso stars shared how they’re affected and how they cope with the situation.
Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Jaclyn Jose said that everytime she goes out to buy something, she noticed that the prices for everything were suddenly doubled. “Ako mismo, I go to the market pati ako nagdidiskarte, kailangan mong diskartehan kasi doble talaga.
“The usual food I ordered that me and my son are getting, makikita mo ngayon doble ang presyo, but the same lang yung order namin. So, ramdam na ramdam ko din talaga.”
She said that in order to budget her money wisely, she just thinks of ways to buy everything she needs.
“Halimbawa one kilo gagawin mong 3/4. I went to Mahogany market the other day in Tagaytay, I go to Farmers.
“Kapag hindi ka magdidiskarte walang mangyayari.”
Meanwhile, Jason Abalos shared that it’s a person’s choice how to adjust to the price increase.
“Nasa lifestyle lang din yun. Kumbaga, kung medyo mahal ang mga bilihin, puwede ka naman kumain sa mga carinderia. Ako kasi, minsan yun ang ginagawa ko. ‘Tapos kung mayroon kayong maluluwang na lupa, di ba, puwede kayo magtanim kung anu-ano.
“Depende nga sa lifestyle kung medyo magastos ngayon puwede magtipid.”
For T.O.P member Adrian Pascual, Filipinos should learn how to be practical.
“Siguro practicality magiging praktikal. Hindi rin ako maarte na tao kahit Bicol express na 555 Tuna tapos mainit na kanin, G ako.
“Ganito gawin n’yo mag-grocery kayo dun sa mura ang bilihin. Magluto kayo kaysa bumili kasi sobrang makakamura.”
ABS-CBN comedienne Pokwang also feels the effects of inflation. “Dati naggo-grocery ka P5,000, P10,000… ito lang ‘yun?“
Donna Cariaga is dismayed at the prices of vegetables in the country.
“I’m from Baguio, nakakalungkot na maski sa Benguet mataas na gulay.”
Singer-acress Bayang Barrios opened up how difficult it is for them as they do not earn on a regular basis.
“Mga artists tulad ko na nagkakapera lang kapag may gig, ang hirap! Wala naman kaming monthly, gulay na nga lang at gatas para sa mga bata, grabe talaga ‘tong nangyayari.”
On the other hand, some stars gave tips on how to cope with the situation. Miss Philippines World 2017 Laura Lehmann said that lessening your night-outs can be a big help, and Iza Calzado suggested for people to establish side businesses.
TAGS: Adrian Pascual, Bayang Barrios, Cannes Film Festival, Donna Cariaga, iza calzado, Jaclyn Jose, Jason Abalos, laura lehmann, Miss Philippines World, Philippine Statistics Authority, Pokwang, T.O.P
The Queen of All Media Kris Aquino didn’t fail to receive words of support and encouragement from celebrities while she tries to protect her parent’s dignity against Mocha Uson.
As soon as the whole debate started, media personalities expressed their words of strength to the actress’ Instagram post of disappointment towards the whole situation involving her parents, especially her father, the late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.
“Ganda hindi natutulog nag Dios nakikita nya lahat yan. @krisaquino hintay lang!!!!!”
“Haaaay.. pagdadasal ko sha! Kapit lang gorge! Labyu! @krisaquino”
“I’ll pray for you ninang. #Hugs”
“Always here. Laban.”
“Hang in there”
“You have our 100% support!”
“love you ate, stay strong”
“We love you Ate @krisaquino”
“God bless you mareng @krisaquino”
“Love you Ate @krisaquino! Praying for you and your family!”
The beef between Mocha Uson and Kris Aquino started when Uson posted a comparison video of Pres. Duterte kissing an OFW in Korea and a video of women kissing former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. on the plane prior to his death when he landed in Manila.
Another movie is about to make people cry, laugh with giddiness. Edsa Woolworth is a movie topbilled by comedienne Pokwang. Produced by The Filipino Channel and will be distributed by Star Cinema nationwide beginning January 14 under the direction of Dirk John-D Lazatin.
The movie is about a family facing a lot of struggles. A typical movie having conflicts with family, love and personal issues. It has equal parts drama and comedy that easily brings to fore universal values of love and compassion among family members.
The movie tackles the issue of being the breadwinner supporting a family. Pokwang as Edsa Woolworth faced the real scenario of every family nowadays. having a family grew up with a sickly stepfather, being the eldest child in the family who supported her family but struggles a lot in choosing between love and family. Filipinos in general have close family ties. It’s not even in their thoughts to send off older family members to home for the aged, so just imagine Pokwang’s life getting twisted when she gets involved in choosing family over her personal love life.
The movie is also starring American actors namely Stephen Spohn, Lee O’Brien and the Fil-Turkish Prince Saruhan and a co-Filipino actor Ricci Chan, Lee Robin Salazar.
Lee O’Brian played the love interest of Pokwang in the movie.
The movie is expected to inspire people. The movie will be shown in cinemas on January 14, 2015, as part of TFC’s 20th anniversary celebration.
Whether you admit it or not, Pinoys love interacting with celebrities particularly on the social networking site Twitter. The site which enabled users to express their thoughts in 140 characters became instrumental in connecting actors, hosts, models, singers, dancers and band members to their fans as well as their haters.
Early this year, we put up a list of Pinoy celebrity millionaires on Twitter. As the year ends, we’re updating our list. Find out who went up, down, and stayed on the list.
50. Iza Calzado with 1.34 M followers
49. Sam Concepcion with 1.37 M followers
48. Teddy Corpuz with 1.39 M followers
47. Miles Ocampo with 1.39 M followers
46. Ramon Bautista with 1.4M followers
45. Jericho Rosales with 1.43 M followers
44. Ryan Bang with 1.45 M followers
43. Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla with 1.46 M followers
42. John Prats with 1.49 M followers
41. Jed Madela with 1.52 M followers
40. Camille Prats with 1.52 M followers
39. Manny Pacquiao with 1.52 M followers
38. Maja Salvador with 1.65 M followers
37. Maxene Magalona with 1.67 M followers
36. Sarah Geronimo with 1.7 M followers
35. Jasmine Curtis- Smith with 1.72 M followers
34. Liz Uy with 1.74 M followers
33. Jugs Jugueta 1.76 M followers
32.Robi Domingo 1.77 M followers
31. Coleen Garcia with 1.8 M followers
30. Rachelle Ann Go with 1.84 M followers
29. Karylle Tatlonghari with 1.99 M followers
28. Jodi Sta Maria with 2.07 M followers
27. Pokwang with 2.12 M followers
26. Christian Bautista with 2.14 M followers
25. Jhong Hilario with 2.15 M followers
24. Solenn Heussaff with 2.22 M followers
23. Gary Valenciano with 2.26 M followers
22. Xian Lim with 2.35 M followers
21. Ruffa Gutierrez with 2.36 M followers
20. Georgina Wilson with 2.42 M followers
19. Enrique Gil with 2.57 M followers
18. Lea Salonga with 2.64 M followers
17. Vhong Navarro with 3 M followers
16. Kim Atienza with 3.08 M followers
15. Nikki Gil with 3.18 M followers
14. Daniel Padilla with 3.22 M followers
13. Iya Villania with 3.28 M followers
12. Julia Montes with 3.35 M followers
11. Sam Milby with 3.39 M followers
10. Bianca Gonzalez with 3.67 M followers
9. Cristine Reyes with 3.69 M followers
8. Luis Manzano with 3.71 M followers
7. Yeng Constantino with 3.79 M followers
6. Kathryn Bernardo with 3.91 M followers
5. KC Concepcion with 3.96 M followers
4. Angelica Panganiban with 4.29 M followers
3. Vice Ganda with 4.61 M followers
2. Angel Locsin with 5.4 M followers
1. Anne Curtis with 7.59 M followers
Several celebrities reached the 1 million-mark for the number of followers for the first time in 2014. They are as follows: Lovi Poe with 1.09 M followers; Elmo Magalona with 1.08 M followers; Khalil Ramos with 1.05 M followers; Mo Twister with 1.04 M followers; Denise Laurel 1.03 M; Heart Evangelista with 1.03 M followers; Papa Jack with 1.02 M followers; Julie Ann San Jose with 1.02 M followers; Paulo Avelino with 1.02 M followers; Jamich with 1.01 M followers; and Melissa Ricks with 1 M followers.
Meanwhile, some celebrities maintained their millionaire status on the social networking site including Tim Yap with 1.23 M followers; Zsa-zsa padilla with 1.22 M followers; Rhian Ramos with 1.19 M followers; Matteo Guidicelli with 1.18 M followers; Kean Cipriano with 1.18 M followers; Carmina Villaroel Legaspi with 1.16 M; Derek Ramsay with 1.16 M followers; Sam Pinto with 1.13 M; and Kris Aquino with 1.03 M followers.
TAGS: Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, Anne Curtis, bianca gonzalez, camille prats, christian bautista, Coleen Garcia, Cristine Reyes, Daniel Padilla, Enrique Gil, gary valenciano, Georgina Wilson, iya villiania, iza calzado, Jericho Rosales, jhong hilario, Jodi Sta.Maria, john prats, jugs jugueta, Julia Montes, karylle tatlonghari, Kathryn Bernardo, KC Concepcion, Kim Atienza, Lea Salonga, Liz Uy, Luis Manzano, Maja Salvador, Manny Pacquiao, Mariel Rodriguez, maxene magalona, miles ocampo, Nikki Gil, ogie alcasid, Pokwang, Rachelle Ann Go, Ramon Bautista, raymond gutierrez, regine velasquez-alcasid, robi domingo, Ruffa Gutierrez, sam concepcion, Sam Milby, Sarah Geronimo, Solenn Heussaff, Vhong Navarro, Vice Ganda, Xian Lim, Yeng Constantino
We all know there are plenty of celebrity kids that bear striking resemblance to their parents and actual sets of twins, but some of the best star “twins” aren’t related at all. You may think your favorite celebrity is one of a kind, but there are some other celebrities who will have you seeing double.
We’ve spotted some spooky similarities amongst the celebrities!
Get a peek at who’s taken a turn as a celebrity doppelganger…
Sandy Tabet Vs. Jennylyn Mercado | These duos have some surprisingly similar features. It’s hard to deny that they resemble each other!
TAGS: Adele, Alden Richards, Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, Arjo Atayde, Barbie Forteza, Bea Alonzo, Bela Padilla, David Cook, Devon Seron, Dexter, Doppelgangers, Franklin Drillon, gerphil flores, Glaiza De Castro, Glydel Mercado, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennylyn Mercado, Jessica Sanchez, Jett Pangan, Joao Constancia, John Lapus, John Lloyd Cruz, John Nite, Joseph Bitangcol, Joshua Garcia, juana change, Kathryn Bernardo, Ken Chan, Kristen Kreuk, Logan Lerman, Lookalikes, Louise delos Reyes, Lucy Liu, Luis Manzano, maine mendoza, Manilyn Reynes, Marian Rivera, megan young, melanie marquez, Mura, nadine lustre, Nino Muhlach, Pekto Nacua, Pinoy Celebrities, Pinoy celebrity look alikes, Pokwang, rhian ramos, Rico Yan, Ritz Azul, Roderick Paulate, Ruby Rose, Ryan Arana, Sam Milby, Sandy Tabet, Sarah Geronimo, Sarah Lahbati, Steve Tyler, Suzi Entrata, taylor swift, Tessa Prieto-Valdez
Get ready to roar in laughter as Skylight Films brings together its king and queen, Zanjoe Marudo and Pokwang respectively, in the most hilarious family comedy that is about to hit nationwide – My Illegal Wife.
Teaming up both their unique brilliance and formidable humor as comedians, Z and Powkie made a promising pair in this film as they earned the nods of film critics and the adoration of their loyal fans in their previous hit films Bromance and Call Center Girl.
Directed by blockbuster director Tony Y. Reyes, My Illegal Wife mainly revolves around the story of a loving mother named Clarisse (Pokwang) who will definitely do almost anything to make her family happy, even if it would mean taking the risk of tricking Papa Henry (Zanjoe), who is suffering from amnesia, in to making him believe that he was legally married to her.
Likewise, the film will not only be a laughing medicine for the whole family but it is also a heartwarming story that will abound in the limits of true and lasting love. Moviegoers can definitely expect a zany and whacky movie with hyper tandem of Z and Powkie added to the peerless comedy of Direk Tony.
My Illegal Wife also stars country’s veteran comedians such as Empoy Marquez, Joy Viado, Pooh, Edgar Allan Guzman, Beauty Gonzales and Ms. Anita Linda along with a line-up of coming stars to include Mikylla Ramirez, Steven De Guzman introducing the desirable Ellen Adarna.
My Illegal Wife premieres in cinemas nationwide starting this June 11.
For more updates on “My Illegal Wife,” do visit starcinema.com.ph, facebook.com/StarCinema and twitter.com/StarCinema.
Photo courtesy of Star Cinema.