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Coco Martin speaks up about his MMFF 2018 movie promo on GMA-7: Wala nang rival

Coco Martin speaks up about his MMFF 2018 movie promo on GMA-7: Wala nang rival

  • Coco Martin was not mentioned at the Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles promos on Sunday Pinasaya.
  • He clarified that there’s no rivalry and he even wished to guest on Eat Bulaga!

The fans of Coco Martin have noticed that Maine Mendoza failed to mention the actor’s name while they’re promoting their upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2018 entry, Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles on Sunday Pinasaya.

Netizens have expressed their disappointments via Twitter, calling the production “bitter” for not even acknowledging Martin as one of the lead cast members.

According to a report by, an isider has confirmed that the artists were not allowed to say the actor’s name on Sunday Pinasaya as Mendoza and Vic Sotto‘s names were also not mentioned every time the movie is promoted via ABS-CBN.

But Martin has no hard feelings and even said that he actually wished to go to Eat Bulaga! as a guest.

“Actually, wala naman pong problema yun kasi ngayon, sabi ko nga, wala nang rival.

“Ang paggawa ng pelikula, lalo na ngayong Kapaskuhan, ginagawa po natin ito para mapaligaya yung mga Pilipino, hindi po para maglaban-laban kung sino yung magiging number one.”

He added that their only goal is to bring happiness to those who will watch the film come December 25 and onwards.

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Coco Martin holds no grudge against GMA Network for discrediting him in his MMFF 2018 entry promo

Coco Martin holds no grudge against GMA Network for discrediting him in his MMFF 2018 entry promo

  • Lolit Solis said that she doesn’t think GMA Network is petty enough to ban Coco Martin’s name in Kapuso shows.
  • Martin replied that he has high regard toward the network and he holding a grudge against the network is not in his capacity.

In a recent Instagram post by entertainment personality Lolit Solis, defended GMA Network, expressing her thoughts about the assumptions of Netizens that Coco Martin is banned from being mentioned in any Kapuso shows.

She said that she doesn’t believe that the network is that petty to actually prohibit the stars from saying the actor’s name and maybe Maine Mendoza just had a “moment” and forgot to mention her other co-star in the movie Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles.

“Imposible na hindi pagbigyan ng GMA si Coco dahil alam din ng lahat na sa 7 nag-umpisa ang career ni Coco Martin. Huwag na natin bigyan malisya na hindi siya nabanggit, baka may big pakulo para sa announcement ng naturang movie, malay natin, wait lang tayo.”

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Hindi naman ako maniniwala sa balitang 'ban' si Coco Martin sa GMA. Hindi naman siguro ganun ka-petty na ang co star ni Bossing Vic Sotto sa filmfest movie niya hindi puwedeng banggitin ang pangalan. Baka naman may moment lang si Maine Mendoza kaya nalimutan banggitin ang pangalan ni Coco nang mag-promote siya. Imposible na hindi pagbigyan ng GMA si Coco dahil alam din ng lahat na sa 7 nag-umpisa ang career ni Coco Martin. Huwag na natin bigyan malisya na hindi siya nabanggit, baka may big pakulo para sa announcement ng naturang movie, malay natin, wait lang tayo. Sa bait ni Coco, sure ako mag-melt ang puso ng mga executives ng GMA, sila Lilybeth, Redgie, at Gigi. Naku, excited iyan na personal makita si Coco Martin sa studio ng 7 noh, bet ko iyan. #lolitkulit #instatalk #71naako @mr.cocomartin

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Martin then replied to the post, saying that he understood and he has high respect toward  GMA Network especially that it’s the Network that first opened its doors for him.

“Napakabait po nila sakin kaya wla pong problema sakin yon at kahit kaylan hindi ako mag tatampo sa kanila.”

He added that he’s also grateful for having the chance to work with Vic Sotto and Maine Mendoza.

Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles will be out on December 25 as an entry for the Metro Manila Film Festival.

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Eat Bulaga to move out of Broadway Centrum

Eat Bulaga to move out of Broadway Centrum

  • Eat Bulaga hinted about a possible studio transfer.
  • They are said to move to a four-story building in Cainta, Rizal after using the Broadway Centrum for nearly four decades.

Is Eat Bulaga finally transferring to its new home?

A few viewers of GMA-7‘s daily noontime show have noticed what seemed to be hints that the program will move into a brand new studio.

A short video was shown in the middle of the program after the segment Boom. There, they introduced a kid named Amboy which invited his two friends to play.

It was seen that Amboy was holding a newspaper named Balita Pilipinas that contained the faces of Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon. “4 na dekada ng saya” was also written.

The kid made the newspaper into a paper airplane and made it fly in the air. A sign was seen containing the words, “Truckrental para sa lipat-bahay”.

Amboy and his friends then went to a store wherein they were greeted by the owner that said, “Bulaga!”

When the children reached the playground, on of his friends said, “Ang saya naman dito, Amboy.

“Kahit nasaan tayo, masaya.” Amboy replied.

It was no secret that the show has been planning to move out of the said venue and are planning to move in a four-story building in Cainta, Rizal named APT Studios.

Eat Bulaga has been in numerous studios before, including Broadcast City, Celebrity Sports Plaza, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, and in Broadway Centrum, wherein the show has stayed for almost 40 years.

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Maine Mendoza answers netizen regarding “user” issue between her and Alden Richards

Maine Mendoza answers netizen regarding “user” issue between her and Alden Richards

  • Maine Mendoza clarified the issue regarding her and Alden Richards’ current relationship.
  • She said that she’s not forcing anyone to support her and people have the freedom to decide on their own.

Maine Mendoza contradicted the rumors that she and love team partner Alden Richards are just using each other so that AlDub fans will still support their individual projects.

AlDub became a phenomenon in 2015 after they started interacting with each other in Eat Bulaga’s ‘Kalye Serye’ segment.

The issue of “using each other” was brought to Maine’s attention after Twitter user @PaaNgMaichard warned Maine’s fans to stop calling Alden a ‘user’ as both of them still have solo projects to promote in the near future.

Mga mulat wag nyong tawaging user si Alden. Tandaan nyo may movie at lipstick pa si Meng.

Kasi kapag si Meng naman ang dumikit kay Alden, keri nyo bang tawagin sya ng mga BN na user?

Babalik din sa inyo yang mga sinasabi nyo eh

Maine took notice of the tweet and replied that she’s not forcing anyone to support her projects.

Sorry may nag tag lang sa akin, pero…. movie and lipstick? Support o hindi, nasa sa inyo naman yun, wala naman pong pilitan kung ayaw.

Alden and Maine continue to be co-hosts in the noontime show, however, both also have their own projects.

Alden is currently starring in GMA 7’s Victor Magtanggol with love interests Janine Gutierrez at Andrea Torres while Maine is part of the cast of the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival entry Jack Em Popoy: The PulisCredibles with Coco Martin and Vic Sotto.

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11 Kapuso Artists who promoted their Movie on ABS-CBN shows

11 Kapuso Artists who promoted their Movie on ABS-CBN shows

  • A list of some of the Kapuso stars that made a cross-over to ABS-CBN to promote their film projects.
  • Most of the listed celebrities have once guested on Tonight With Boy Abunda, Kris TV, The Buzz, or Magandang Buhay.

Despite the Network Rivalty, ABS-CBN have always opened its doors to the Kapuso artists to cross over and let them promote their projects.

GMA-7 stars have visited the Kapamilya network even for a brief time as most of them made guest appearances the Network’s shows in order to promote movies where they co-star with an ABS-CBN talent, or was c0-produced by Star Cinema.

Here’s a list of some Kapuso artists that made their own ABS-CBN appearances:

Teresita Ssen Marquez.

The Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 winner made an appearance on Magandang Buhay and Tonight With Boy Abunda.

She was a part of the Ika-6 Na Utos and Mulawin vs Ravena cast.

Lovi Poe.

Lovi made guest appearances for The Bride and the Lover, whom she starred in alongside Jennylyn Mercado and Paolo Avelino.

She has also promoted her movie on It’s Showtime host, Vhong Navarro, titled Woke Up Like This.

Rhian Ramos.

Rhian has been the leading lady of Kapamilya actors for two times now. First is with Piolo Pascual for Silong, and with Zanjoe Marudo in Fallback last year.

She has joined her co-stars in promoting the movies on ABS-CBN shows.

Carla Abellana.

The actress starred with Kapamilya stars four times before.

She used to visit The Buzz and Kris TV before.

Joey De Leon.

The Eat Bulaga host once Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo‘s father in movie Won’t Last A Day Without You.

He made his rare Kapamilya appearance at The Buzz and Kris TV on 2011.

Vic Sotto.

Vic is not new when it comes to cross-over guestings as he made a handful of appearancs in the Kapamilya network back then.

Among these are for two of his movies that were c0-produced by Star Cinema.

Solenn Heussaff.

Solenn has made guestings on ABS-CBN back in 2014 and 2016.

She starred with Kapamilya films such as Da Possessed and Love is Blind

Dennis Trillo.

The actor visited numerous ABS-CBN programs in 2015 and 2016.

He shared the big screen with Maja Salvador in You’re Still The One and Anne Curtis in Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend?

Dingdong Dantes. 

GMA’s Primetime King has also been Star Cinema‘s favorite when it comes to leading men.

He is set to co-star with Vice Ganda in Fantastika. He frequents in Tonight with Boy Abunda and Magandang Buhay.

Jennylyn Mercado.

This actress and television personality has been visible on ABS-CBN in 2016.

Jennylyn had interviews with Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino as she promoted her movies with Sam Milby and John Lloyd Cruz.

Marian Rivera.

Marian had made promotional rounds in ABS-CBN back in 2013 when she became a part of action-fantasy film Kung Fu Divas.

She starred with then Kapamilya star Ai-Ai delas Alas.

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40 Facts About Eat Bulaga’s 40 Years on TV

40 Facts About Eat Bulaga’s 40 Years on TV

  • Eat Bulaga celebrates its four decades on the Philippine television.
  • It is the longest-running noontime variety show in the country.

Eat Bulaga has reached its 40 years on TV and it is already a huge achievement for the books; considering these days, the people’s attention span is shorter, and it has become a struggle for television programs to come up with new ideas that will hook their viewers, maintain the numbers and even attract more for years. Most TV shows last on air for at least 10 years.

Among other noontime variety shows, only Eat Bulaga! can be considered as legendary. Since it started in 1979, this year–it is turning 40. For four decades, the show has made so many memories that have entertained viewers in and out of the country.

Photo Courtesy of Eat Bulaga | Instagram

In celebration of the show’s anniversary, here are 40 facts that you may or may not know about:

1. The main trio of Eat Bulaga started their television careers with their then onscreen rivals, Apo Hiking Society‘s Danny Javier, Jim Paredes, and Buboy Garrovillo.

2. The groups made a debut in the 1970s gag show titled ‘Okay Lang’ which aired in the number one TV network at that time, Channel 13.  It was on television from 1973 to 1974.

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3. The trio was first offered their own noontime show on RPN Channel 9, however, they declined. At that time, they were not yet ready to compete against another show ‘Student Canteen’, who was also produced by Program Philippines, Inc., the producer of their show, ‘Discorama’.

4. ‘Eat Bulaga!’ was coined by Joey de Leon from the popular child’s play, ‘It Bulaga’ or peek-a-boo. The word ‘it’ was replaced by ‘eat’ since its timeslot is lunchtime.

5. In its early beginnings, the show wasn’t exactly a success at first. The show’s average rating was only 5.3% while their competitor’s is 57.6%.

6. Along with the struggle with its ratings, the show also struggled financially. Their advertising rates went down to Php750 when the standard rate at that time was Php2,000. It led them to entertain movie trailers, which paid less than regular commercials.

7. Since the PBA Games and Eat Bulaga! had the same producer at that time, the income from the games were used to save the noontime show. The show, however, continued to fail financially and it came to the point that even the hosts were not paid for their talent fees.

8. When there was finally enough cash to pay the hosts at least half of their monthly salary, it was said that the production coordinator accidentally left the money in a cab.

9. After Eat Bulaga!‘s first anniversary, the staff were given a three-month ultimatum by Romy Jalosjos, who was the show’s producer. He warned them to improve the ratings or else the show will be cancelled.

Image courtesy of Eat Bulaga | Wikia

10. Luckily, the show’s contest ‘Mr. Macho’ became a hit and Eat Bulaga! won with the ratings for the first time. The said segment-contest was a sponsored that intended to promote the movie ‘You Can’t Stop the Music’ starring the Village People. Eat Bulaga’s ratings rose up to 31%, which was two points higher than Student Canteen‘s.

Image courtesy by Eat Bulaga | Wikia

11. After getting fired from Student Canteen, Coney Reyes‘s transfered to Eat Bulaga! It coincided with the launch of the Domsat (domestic satellite). With the new technology, provinces were finally able to watch the show simultaneously with Metro Manila viewers.

It also meant that it became easier for the advertisers to market their products.

Image courtesy of Eat Bulaga | Facebook

12. Eat Bulaga! had a mascot named Bikoy Baboy.

13. GMA Network launched a new rival show named Launch Date and it nearly kicked-out Eat Bulaga! from the top spot. The show was hosted by Randy Santiago. But Eat Bulaga! remained number one, thanks to a segment hosted by a little Aiza Seguerra.

14.  As an act of gratitude, TAPE, Inc. continued to put Aiza Seguerra under its payroll during the years that the child star was no longer in the noontime show. Eat Bulaga! also got Aiza a college plan which she later used to enroll at the UST College of Music.

15. Eat Bulaga transfered to ABS-CBN in 1989 and it helped the network’s ratings reach an all-time high. The noontime show was packaged with three other programs such as Aguila, Coney Reyes on Camera, and Okay Ka, Fairy Ko.

Image courtesy of Joey de Leon | Twitter

16. The noontime show left the Kapamilya network six years later, after they decided to produce their own programs and stop airing block-time shows.

17. GMA Network welcomed Eat Bulaga with open arms and made it the only local show to be aired consecutively in three different television networks.

Photo Courtesy of Nova Villa | Facebook

18. When Eat Bulaga transferrd to GMA Network, Nova Villa, who then played as the professor in Bulagaan, chose to remain loyal to ABS-CBN. Vic and Joey were assigned to take over the role until Tito Sotto returned in 2009.

19. Eat Bulaga!‘s ‘Lottong Bahay’ was considered as one of the largest Proof of Purchase raffle draws in the history of local television. The first grand draw had to be conducted in the Quezon City Memorial City with a forklift due to the overwhelming amount of entries.

Image courtesy of Eat Bulaga | Facebook

20. Samantha Lopez, the popular round girl in the numbers game Rambulaga’, was christened by Joey de Leon as “Grasya”. He reasoned that her role of carrying the winning numbers “brought in a lot of graces of heaven” to the lucky winners, hence the nickname.

21. Before Jose Manalo became a comedian and one of the show’s hosts, he initially worked as the show’s floor director.

22. The Broadway Centrum was supposed to be Eat Bulaga!‘s temporary studio, however, it has since become the show’s official home.

Photo Courtesy of Eat Bulaga | Wikia

23. Kaserola ng Kabayanan was the pioneer game that inspired future segments such as Meron o Wala and Laban o Bawi. It’s also gave rise to MTB‘s Pera o Bayong.

24. October 4 is a sad but unforgettable date for the show since Rio Diaz-Cojuangco, a former co-host, died of cancer in 2004. Five years later, Francis Magalona, who also died of cancer in 2009.

25.  Helen Vela was the show’s eternal pinch-hitter for almost 10 years. Her career in Eat Bulaga! started when she cheered, as part of the audience, her friend Coney Reyes when the latter was welcomed as the new female co-host in 1982. She hosted the Kilometrico quiz segment in the early 80s.

26. Ryan Agoncillo, who is currently one of Eat Bulaga!‘s co-hosts, is as old as the noontime show.

Image courtesy of Eat Bulaga | YouTube

27. Can you believe that broadcast journalist Arnold Clavio joined Eat Bulaga!‘s Flashback competition in 1983 but lost? He went back to try his luck on another dance segment titled Footloose but he didn’t make past the audition round.

28. Eat Bulaga! won as the Best Entertainment Special of the Year (for the program’s 25th anniversary show) during the 2005 Asian Television Awards.

29. Lani Mercado became a temporary co-host of the show, when Coney Reyes went on maternity leave. She didn’t become one of the show’s permanent co-hosts since she got pregnant as well.

30. In 1982, Eat Bulaga!‘s opening song lyrics became sina Tito, Vic, and Joey….kasama pati si Coney.” 
31. When Aiza Seguerra joined the cast, they re-wrote the lyrics once again as “sina Tito, Vic, and Joey, si Aiza, at si Coney.”
Image courtesy of GMA Network
32. The one who originally coined the term ‘dabarkads’ was Francis Magalona.
33. Francis Magalona used to shout “Luzon, Visayas at Mindanao, seamless na!” to signal the end of an episode.
34. Millet Advincula and Christine Jacob tried out to be Coney Reyes‘s replacement in the show. The latter was picked to be a part of the gang.
35. Due to a misunderstanding that occurred between the TVJ trio, Joey de Leon almost left the noontime show.
Image courtesy of Joey de Leon | Twitter
36. The producers of Student Canteen tried to offer de Leon as spot on the show, however, the host decided to stay with Eat Bulaga after taking some time off.
37. Rosanna Roces won the daily round of Eat Bulaga‘s contest ‘She’s Got the Look’ in 1991.
38. Roces’s Malabon neighborhood went all out in supporting and cheering for her on the weekly round, however, she lost the contest and refused to come home out of shame.
Photo Courtesy of Eat Bulaga | Wikia
39. Little Miss Philippines became the stepping stone of a handful of today’s TV personalities including Gladys Reyes, Donna Cruz, Geneva Cruz, Maybeline de la Cruz, Pauleen Luna, Camille Pratts, Aiza Seguerra, Patricia Ann Roque, and Francine Prieto. Even the current Miss Universe-Philippines Catriona Gray was once a contestant as well back in 1999; and later on conquered the world when she represented the country in the Miss World 2016; and this December she will be competing in the Miss Universe 2018.
40. Dennis Padilla also tried out for Mr. Pogi but didn’t make it past the audition round. Two actors Jericho Rosales and Edgar Allan Guzman won the title as well in 1996 and 2006, respectively.

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INSENSITIVE? “Eat Bulaga!” host Maine Mendoza clarifies reaction towards ‘Sugod Bahay’ winner whose son just died

INSENSITIVE? “Eat Bulaga!” host Maine Mendoza clarifies reaction towards ‘Sugod Bahay’ winner whose son just died

  • Netizens call out Maine Mendoza’s behavior towards crying Sugod Bahay winner.
  • Maine Mendoza called out for ‘making fun’ of ‘Sugod Bahay’ winner whose son just died
  • The host clarifies that they were not aware of the winner’s situation as they didn’t understand her at that time.

In the June 18 episode of Eat Bulaga!Juan For All, All For One winner Leny Feliciano was being interviewed by hosts Maine Mendoza, Paolo Ballesteros, and Jose Manalo.

The segment was conducted at Calumpit, Bulacan.

The winner became very emotional as she started talking to the host and Jose stated “Leny, umiiyak ka ka kaagad, e. Natutuwa ka kaya ka umiiyak. Ayan na naman.” which Leny agreed with.

“Opo. Sobra pong tuwa dahil mapapalibing ko na ang anak ko. Makakabayad pa po sa funeraria.”

By that time, Joey de Leon asked Maine to repeat what Leny has said and the host started imitating the emotional mumbling of the winner.

Vic Sotto suggested that the staff give Leny some water to calm her down a bit. At that time, Maine, who was unaware of the situation and mimicked the winner’s mumbling once again.

A few netizens reacted at said behavior and labeled it as “insensitive” as if the host is making fun of the winner’s situation.

“I find this part so insensitive knowing that the sugod bahay winner’s son/daughter(not sure) just recently died and they still continue this sick joke of replicating her emotions on what she felt during that moment. You guys are so inconsiderate. @mainedcm @AngPoetNyo #JoseManalo”

Maine then replied to one Twitter user saying that they didn’t know the situation at first as they can’t understand what she was saying and they condole the death of Leny’s child.

“Nakikiramay po kami kay ate. Hindi po namin alam nung una na ganun pala ang pinagdadaanan niya bilang hindi po namin naintindihan yung una niyang sinabi.”

Watch the full clip below:

While the inconsolable Feliciano was speaking, Mendoza can be seen turning to the camera and making mocking expressions with her face.

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Vic Sotto speaks up on His Son and Sen. Tito Sotto’s opposing opinion on CHR Budget

Vic Sotto speaks up on His Son and Sen. Tito Sotto’s opposing opinion on CHR Budget

  • Vic Sotto speaks up on his son Vico and brother Tito Sotto’s possible feud
  • Is there fire between Vico and Tito Sotto?

“It’s a very petty issue. Kanya-kanya yun ‘e,” Vic Sotto said sharing his opinion about his older brother Tito Sotto and his son, Vico Sotto’s different view on the 1,000-peso CHR 2018 Budget.

Read: Vico Sotto shares disappointment over CHR Budget, Wants to donate part of his salary

Family Thing

It is recalled that Vic’s son Vico voted ‘No’ on CHR’s proposed 1,000-peso 2018 budget. On the contrary, his brother, Tito, is in favor. In a report by, Vic Sotto has finally spoken up regarding his brother’s possible feud with his son.

According to Vic, it is a family issue and people should not over-sensationalize the matter. “That’s what democracy is all about,” he said.

He also asks the netizens for some respect. “May kanya-kanya tayong pananaw sa isyu,” he pleaded. “It doesn’t mean na magkaaway na tayo kasi kung ikaw naniniwala sa yung hindi ko pinaniniwalaan, kanya-kanyang ano yun,” Vic added.

Despite the opposing opinions, he clarified that the Sotto family is intact and ‘solid’.

Meanwhile, Vic remains optimistic in his upcoming MMFF entry entitled “Meant To Beh”.

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Sen. Tito Sotto denies whitewashing Pepsi Paloma rape case

Sen. Tito Sotto denies whitewashing Pepsi Paloma rape case


Senator Tito Sotto has denied that he is guilty of whitewashing the Pepsi Paloma rape case. The rape case remains controversial even after three decades since Pepsi Paloma’s death.

Pepsi Paloma, one of the “softdrink beauties” who was a sexy star in the ’80s, once filed a rape case against Eat Bulaga! hosts Vic Sotto, Joey De Leon, and Richie D’Horsie, which, Senator Tito Sotto claimed was a gimmick.

Sen. Sotto said, “Hindi totoo ‘yan. Gimik yan ni Rey dela Cruz. (That isn’t true. That was Rey Dela Cruz’s gimmick.)” This was what the senator replied when he was asked by Alvin Elchico during his guest appearance on DZMM’s election special “Ikaw na ba? Ang senador para sa pamilyang Pilipino.”

Dela Cruz was the late talent manager of Paloma and the other softdrink beauties. Paloma, who was a budding star at that time, was allegedly drugged by Sotto, De Leon, and D’Horsie before she was gang raped.


READ: Sen. Tito Sotto finally speaks up about the Pepsi Paloma issue; says, “It was a Gimmick.”

In an article written by Rina Jimenez-David which was published by Inquirer in 2012, she said that, “Paloma eventually dropped the charges after she was allegedly visited by one of the trio who said he had only talked with her, but only after placing a pistol on the table in front of her.”

Sen. Sotto said that he was not involved in the whitewashing of Paloma’s case as he only became a vice mayor in 1988 while the incident happened in 1982.

“1982 ho yung kwentong iyun eh. So, wala ho akong pakialam sa isyung iyan nung araw. Para ho sa kaalaman ng lahat… gimik ho ni Rey dela Cruz (Paloma’s manager) ‘yun. Hindi ho totoo ‘yun. Pinagtangkaan nilang magkaso kasi tinira sila ng libel nina Vic (Sotto) at Joey (De Leon). Idinemanda sila ng libel kaya pinagtangkaan nilang balikan ng kaso,” ,Sen. Sotto further said.

(The issue was in 1982 so I was not involved in that issue at that time, for everyone’s information. That was a gimmick by Rey dela Cruz. That isn’t true. They tried to file a case against Vic and Joey because they filed a libel case against Dela Cruz.)

As of this writing, Sen. Sotto is still at the top spot in the senatorial surveys.

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LOOK: Pinoy Celebrities Before They Became Famous Stars

LOOK: Pinoy Celebrities Before They Became Famous Stars


I always knew I was a star.
And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me. -Freddie Mercury

Stars were just like ordinary people before they became famous. Some of them already had a share in the limelight even before making a name. Some were already stars in the making, and some were struggling for their star to shine bright.

Let’s see how some of the Filipino celebrities look like before they became famous. Did most of them already have star quality before they shone bright in the Philippine entertainment industry, or did they only shine after years of hard work?

Take a look at some of the most famous stars in the past and today and look back at how they started.

Here are some Pinoy celebrities before they became famous stars:


Before Dolphy became the “King of Comedy”, he was a theater performer and an extra in may films.


Fernando Poe Jr.

“Da King” started out as a stuntman before he took lead roles.

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Christopher De Leon

Christopher started his acting career in 1974.

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Vilma Santos

Vilma has always been pretty since she was a child actress.

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Sharon Cuneta

Tito Sotto, Sharon’s uncle-in-law produced her first album which included the immortal “Mr. DJ” song.

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Regine Velasquez

“Asia’s Songbird” was once a regular in singing competitions, amateur and professional.

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Gary Valenciano

Before Gary became “Mr. Pure Energy”, he started out as a commercial model for a softdrink.

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Vic Sotto

Vic was a singer known as “Marvic Sotto” even before he joined VST and company.

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Lea Salonga

Lea has been singing since she was a child and even recorded albums before she was in Miss Saigon.

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