Sinimulan ang naturang event with a trivia game tungkol sa mga kaganapan sa career ng mga alagang hawak ni Perry, although it seemed quite embarrassing for his artists that a few reporter-contestants hardly knew the answers to the questions.
Sinundan ito ng larong The Boat is Sinking, capped by the favourite Pinoy Henyo. ‘Ika nga, nagsilbing warm-up lang ang mga games na ‘yon that segued to the much-awaited raffle of instant cash ranging from P3,000 to P15,000 plus a grand prize of an all-expense paid trip to Hong Kong for two na napanalunan ni Nitz Miralles.
Hindi roon nagtapos ang pagsabog ng biyaya ng PPL for the working press, Dingdong Dantes gave an additional P30,000, split into three lucky winners. Sa mga hindi naman pinalad, hindi sila umuwing luhaan. A “standard token” went with every loot bag heavy enough for a thoughtful Christmas package.
SPEAKING OF PPL’s loot bag, may nakakalokang kuwento tungkol dito. Just as the PPL press party was getting more exciting, ginaganap naman ang birthday bash ng kaibigang Ernie Enrile sa Music Box. It was the next stop of a few reporters na umuwing luhaan (hindi naman kasi sila invited) sa PPL event, but left the venue with freebies.
Isa sa mga items sa loot bag na ‘yon ay isang kahon na mapagkakamalan mong naglalaman ng hamon. Dahil nga walang nahita ang isang showbiz fotog ay ibinebenta niya ‘yon for a price equivalent to a ham, only to discover na mga de lata pala ‘yon.
Still another reporter was selling a table top (lalagyan ng mga pen at kung anu-anong mga office abubot) na mula rin sa loot bag. Naibenta niya ‘yon sa halagang P200, when it looks less than half the price when purchased from a bookstore.
CONFIDENT SI AI-AI de las Alas na magiging consistent runaway blockbuster movie ang huling aklat (huling aklat daw, o!) ng kanyang Tanging Ina, Star Cinema’s entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival this year.
Kung matatandaan, its first part shown many years ago broke even the highest records of an action film na nakasabay nito. At kung hindi kami nagkakamali, naiduldol sa kamalayan ng Pinoy audience that Ai-Ai’s forte was not just her natural comedy, kundi ang magdrama rin.
In the story, Ai Ai plays an all-around mom to her kids, trying to live their generation para maintindihan niya ang pag-uugali at pangangailangan ng mga ito. Halos wala itong ipinagkaiba sa pagiging real-life mom ni Ai-Ai, who does single parenting to children Sancho, Nicolo and Sophia, and does it so well.
In recognition of her efforts, sinusuklian ng mga bagets na ito ang magandang pagpapalaki sa kanila ni Ai Ai who, despite her luka-lukahan episodes in life one after another, still earns the respect of her children. With or without this Wenn Deramas movie, Ai-Ai is the epitome of a “tanging ina” na mamumura mo sa sobrang galing bilang nanay!
BAGO SINIMULAN NG TV5 ang kanilang press party held at the Broadway Centrum last Thursday, isang testimonial muna ang binitiwan ng President & CEO nitong si Atty. Rey Espinosa. Tandang-tanda raw kasi nila na noong nagbagong-bihis ang Singko, now more popularly known as Kapatid Network, pinagtatawanan sila ng mga major players in the TV industry.
Convergence through innovation ang kanilang slogan, with a time frame of two years before aligning itself with the industry’s heavyweights. Paano raw mari-realize ng TV5 ang vision na ito, gayong wala naman daw silang kaalaman sa broadcasting? Ani Atty. Espinosa, totoo ‘yon: they were business tyros who never knew the ropes of the trade.
But their perseverance paid off. Sa katunayan, sa AVP na ipinapanood nila sa press, TV5 has become a threat to the rival stations’ weekend programming, eating up a large slice of the pie.
While the positive signs are felt, it’s a fact that nothing remains constant in this dynamic, fast-paced, highly competitive world of TV. ‘Ika nga, weather-weather lang ‘yan. For TV5, its tenacity to take on greater challenges is by no means a laughing matter.
by Ronnie Carrasco III