Ai-Ai delas Alas, confident na blockbuster pa rin ang MMFF entry

PERRY LANSIGAN’S PPL Entertainment, Inc. opted for the first day of December in holding its traditional party for the press, this time at a much bigger venue with much bigger prizes up for grabs.

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.

Pepperoni
by Ronnie Carrasco III

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14 thoughts on “Ai-Ai delas Alas, confident na blockbuster pa rin ang MMFF entry

  1. walang laos sa matalino at marunong makisamang komedyante na katulad ni ai-ai.. kahit kelan di xa nanapak ng tao at hindi kailanman yumabang!

  2. @plpnaskayviceganda. Ai ai matanda pala ha! Bakit bagets pba yang vic(rapest, payatot) at bong(sawsaw scandal dami nman kabet) mo? Sang planeta kba galing palagi namang nagcocompete yang tatlo sa MMFF ah, and yet block buster parin c ai ai top growcer lagi kanyang film. Ang vic at bong mo 2nd best lng kaya hito silang dalawa kinabahan nagsanib pwersa hoping to beat ai ai…

  3. Paano namang mag blockbuster ang movie ni Ai Ai Ay Matanda eh palaging nakaharang yung movie ni Vic (rapist ni Pepsi Paloma) at si Bong (sex machine nlai RMQ,Ruffa and Gretchen) taon taon na lang! sus! Ambisyosa!

  4. showbiz reporters like ronnie carrasco na kamukha ni lolit solis ay mga mukhang pera tlaga. They only attend to some presscom pag may prizes o sobre na inaabot, pagwalang nkuhang datung tyak mgmumura at sisiraan ang ngpapresscon… Tsk3x. B professional nman d ung pera lang palagi iniisip.

    • Mga reporters happy ngayong December, daming datung at gifts from showbiz, lalo na from 5, magandang sulat magandang datung, siraang sulat, sira rin ang datung.

      • Sorry, did not mean to generalize, most reporters pala not all. May mga matino naman diyang iba hahahah na hindi nagpabayad, DA WHO NGA BA???? Ahahaha :)

      • i beg to disagree! Wla na ata akong nakitang “showbiz” reporters na matino… Pera lang ang katapat nila para tapalang ang mga bunganga nang di makapanira. I think hindi sila cridible, sira dito sira dyan kung walang datung na tinapal pero pag mayroon naman puro good naman sinusulat. Iba tlaga nagagawa ng pera…

      • It’s OK. Si Alfie Lorenzo, ginagamit ang column para siraan ang mga artista na wala siyang na-harbat. Take Vilma Santos for example.

      • carrasco is mad kasi nga wala siyang natanggap na datung while attending that said presscon/party kaya ito ngmumurang kamatis. Unlike ogie diaz na happing happy kasi marami sigurong datung na natangga kahit hindi dw cya kapuso, kaya ayon good ang kanyang sinulat. Read ogie diaz’s column…

      • carrasco is mad kasi nga wala siyang natanggap na datung while attending that said presscon/party kaya ito ngmumurang kamatis. Unlike ogie diaz na happing happy kasi marami sigurong datung na natangga kahit hindi dw cya kapuso, kaya ayon good ang kanyang sinulat. Read ogie diaz’s column… Now i know pera pera lang talaga usapan dito.

  5. -…whew, talagang mga reporters yan….. kinuha na ngang free, ibebenta… be professional naman and know your values…

    -… let’s wait and see na lng, basta kikita lahat ng movies sa MMFF…

    -….good luck sa TV5, cannot watch, hindi makuha ng lumang tv namin ang channel nyo kahit naka cable kami…

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