totoong daigdig ng krimen
na ito pelikula. Nakataya ang buhay ni Bong Revilla sa
laban sa mga pirata.
ang mga humahanga at pumupuna sa mga nagawa ng lider ng
Videogram Regulatory Board (VRB) na si
Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. laban sa talamak
na pamimirata ng mga CD at VCD na ikinalugmok ng industriya
ng musika at pelikula.
Sa loob lamang ng ilang buwan
mula nang mahirang na chairman ng VRB ay nagampanan niya
ang layunin na bawasan ang bilang ng insidente ng pamimirata
VCD ng 50% bago magtapos ang taong kasalukuyan.
ako pumasok dito sa VRB, talagang bagsak ang movie
industry eh, at least now, the industry is slowly
picking up. Nalagpasan ko ang goal ko. Mga 60% din
ang na-reduce (na bilang ng insidente ng pamimirata
ng CD at VCD).”
Dating simple at tahimik
ang pamumuhay ng mag-asawang Bong at Lanie at ang
kanilang anim na anak. Kahit noong pasukin ni Bong
ang pulitika sa Cavite bilang gobernador ay tahimik
ang kanilang buhay. Pagkatapos ng shooting niya
sa TV sitcom niyang “Idol ko si Kap,”
ay marami pa siyang oras para sa pamilya
ni VRB chairman Bong Revilla Jr. ang mga pekeng
CD, VCD and VCR sa isang raid.
|at sa mga nasasakupan
niya. Bihira din siyang gumawa ng pelikula.
Subalit sa pagkakaluklok niya
sa VRB ay dumami na ang mga banta sa kanyang buhay. Ayon
kay Bong, hindi maiwasang magreklamo paminsan-minsan ang
kanyang butihing maybahay sa mga sunod-sunod na pagsubok
at paghamon sa kanya.
“A lot of death threats
pero we’re used to it na eh. Naiintindihan na niya
ngayon. Mas mahirap ang ginagampanan ko ngayon kaysa noong
gobernador pa lang ako,” ani Bong. Sabi niya, mas
mabigat at mahigpit daw ngayon ang nire-require na oras
ng bago niyang sinumpaang tungkulin.
Tuloy ang kampanya ni Bong laban
sa mga nagsasabotahe ng ekonomiya. Ang bagong leading
man ng pangulong Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo laban sa pagnanakaw
ng intellectual property rights ay hindi titigil sa pagtugis
sa mga walang konsensiya, walang pakialam, makasarili
at walang pusong sindikato.
Kasama sa mga nais niyang supilin
ay ang mga gumawa ng pekeng CD ng tinigil na pelikula
nina Sunshine Cruz at Jay Manalo. Nauna nang bilhin ni
Cesar Montano ang rights ng pelikula upang huwag ng maipalabas
subalit ang mga walanghiyang sindikato ay nakagawa pa
“Masakit iyun. Hindi pa
kami nagkikita ni Cesar pero itong mga namimirata, walang
iniisip kundi kumita ng pera. Wala silang pakialam kung
sino masasagasaan nila, wala silang pakialam kung magkahiwalay
“We will work hard to solve
this menace. Challenge sa akin ito at tulong na rin ito
sa kaibigan ko,” pangako ni Bong.
Isang hamon din sa kanya na iwasang mapirata ang sariling
Kalahok ang bago niyang pelikulang Agimat sa Metro Manila
Film Festival ngayong buwan. Kasama niya dito ang kanyang
anak na si Jolo.
“It’s a story about
an amulet. Three generation ito from my father tapos sa
akin tapos si Jolo. Pambata ito at ginamitan ito ng iba’t-ibang
effects katulad sa Matrix. Parang Lord of the Rings din.
May 3D, robotic camera, CGI. Kaya makikita nila sa Agimat,
ibang klaseng pelikula talaga ito. First time in the history
of Philippine movie,” kwento pa ni Bong.
“Baka mapirata din nila
yan eh that’s one way para makaganti sila sa akin.
Insulto iyun. Pero hindi naman ako titigil eh hangga’t
hindi ko sila nalilinis.”
Dadag pa ni Bong, “Pag lalo
nilang inatake ang pelikulang Pilipino, eh the more the
re-raid-in ko sila. Me cause itong pinaglalaban ko dito
sa VRB eh. I’m trying to save the dying movie and
music industry. We cannot totally eradicate it now but
at least na minimize natin ang black market.”
Walang sinasantong pirata at nagbebenta
ng pirata si Bong.
“Once na nag-start ka mag-compromise, kahit sa isa
lang yan eh sunod-sunod na iyan eh. Kaya pasensiyahan
na lang. Pikit mata tayo. Magalit na kung sino magagalit,”
Napapakinabangan ni Bong sa bago
niyang trabaho ang mga natutunang stunts sa pagiging action
star lalo na tuwing may raid sila. Inamin niya na ang
kanyang kaalaman sa self-defense ay nagpapalakas-loob
sa kanya. Ngunit maingat siya dahil baka armado ang mga
sinasawata nila. Alam niyang hindi uubra ang agimat sa
“Pero iba iyun bala, talagang pwede kang tamaan
niyan eh. If it’s your time, it’s your time,”
Totoong hindi dapat isawalang-bahala
ang seguridad. May dalawang malapit na kaibigan ni Bong,
sina Vincent at Albert Bautista, ang nabaril mula nang
manungkulan siya sa VRB. Pero hindi malaman ng pulisya
kung may kinalaman ang pamamaslang sa kampanya ni Bong
laban sa mga pirata.
“Up to this point in time
we don’t know why eh, we don’t know why they
get killed,” sabi niya.
Lalong maingat si Bong dahil nais niyang umabot pa sa
2004 upang sumali sa eleksyon.
“That’s what my father
wants me to do. He wants me to run for senator kase he’s
retiring eh. Siyempre, kahit sinong tatay gugustuhin na
iyung anak niya eh susundin ang mga yapak niya,”
ayon kay Bong.
Sa ngayon ay pinag-aaralan niyang mabuti ang pagtakbo.
“Ayoko ring pumasok sa isang
bagay na hindi ko muna napag-aaralan at hindi rin ako
sigurado kaya pinag-aaralan kong mabuti. Siguro ang pinaka-test
case niyan eh, pagbutihan ko muna ang trabaho ko dito
Hindi inaasahan na magiging VRB
chair si Bong. Noong una ay ayaw ng kanyang ama, si Senador
Ramon “Pepeng Agimat” Revilla Sr., na tanggapin
ni Bong ang posisyon dahil sa dami ng makakalaban niya
dito. Subalit ngayon ay suportado na niya ito. “Mga
kalaban ko dito is not only a small time syndicate. Mga
big time syndicate iyan. Mga drug-related pa nga iyan
eh. Me mga information pa tayong nakuha na meron pang
investor diyan na ginagamit ito (pamimirata) para sa money
laundering,” sabi ni Kap.
“Basta ako, habang nakaupo
ako dito at nakasagabal sila sa industriya eh babanggain
ko sila. Wala akong pakialam kahit sino pa sila. I don’t
Taylor is next singing sensation
Like many other sexy stars,
who shifted from doing bold movies to singing, new sex
symbol Maui Taylor revealed that she also wanted to
“Yeah, I also want to
sing,” said the half-Briton, whose name is Maureen
in real life.
Viva big boss Vic del Rosario
promised to make her a single under Viva Records in
the near future. “I really would love to do it
so hopefully matuloy,” she said.
The 19-year-old petite and gorgeous
Maui intends to show her 35-25-33 figure in the silver
screen for just a short time.
“Basically, umangat yung career ko because of
what I did. I’m just using it as a stepping stone
for a better genre, maybe drama or comedy. Eventually,
mawawala din ako sa pagpapa-sexy ko,” she said.
For her male fans, don’t
be alarmed. You can still collect her pictures and watch
her movies. She still has 13 films to do with Viva Films.
Maui enjoys what she’s
doing now and she has no regrets.
Her second movie, “Hibla” with Rica Peralejo
and Antonio Aquitania was said to be more successful
than her first movie, “Gamitan.”
Meanwhile, among the three leading
men that she has worked with (Jordan Herrera, Wendell
Ramos and Aquitania), she describes Wendell as the best
de Mesa stars in Nympha
the success of her recent movie “Bedtime Stories”
— a trilogy about sodomy, necrophilia and
ecstasy — Regal films is set to release the
Maricar de Mesa-starrer “Nympha” this
Of course, the second of
her 10-movie project with Regal Films would surely
delight Maricar’ fans again and continue to
shock her friends and relatives, who are not used
to seeing her bare. But she has no qualms about
showing her skin and 34-24-34 body on the screen.
In fact, Maricar enjoys what she’s doing.
professional work and there’s no malice at
all,” she said.
Born to a half-German half-Filipino
father and a half-Spanish half-Filipino mother,
Maricar also takes criticism constructively in the
intriguing world of show business.
Her dad would always tell
her not to get affected with the negative publicities
but instead, try to put it inside her mind so she
would learn how to deal with it. So now, she’s
used to it.
Maricar was discovered by
German “Kuya Germs” Moreno, a friend
of her dad, in 1993.
| She guested
in Kuya Germs’ show That’s Entertainment and
eventually found herself enjoying showbiz. She was on
and off from TV shows then because of her studies.
She joined Arnel Ignacio in the
game show “Go Bingo” from 1996-1998 but stopped
again to finish her advertising degree studies at the
International Correspondence School.
Maricar is very thankful to her
present manager, Douglas Quijano, for making her what
she is now.
can’t live without girls like Cherry Lou
all the guys out there, would you agree that men
can’t live without girls? This is what sexy
singer-actress Cherry Lou claimed when asked by
Balikbayan on what she thinks of men. (Well, all
we can say is, it is likewise sister, hehe!)
Well, boys can’t really
help it especially if they meet someone sexy like
Cherry Lou, a talent of ABS-CBN.
While many actresses work
out to look sexy, Cherry Lou believes that boys
make a woman sexy. She added, “Just think
you are beautiful and you’ll look beautiful.
It’s all in your mind.”
Cherry Lou, who usually
opens a dance number in ABS-CBN’s noontime
show, MTB (Magandang Tanghali Bayan), said she maintains
her 34-24-34 figure and keeps fit through her hard
work plus taebo and dance lessons.
Cherry, who hails from Misamis
Occidental, also sings and writes songs. At 16,
she recorded two albums under Viva Records namely
Cherries and Taste Of Love.
has appeared in several movies and TV dramas such as My
Pledge Of Love, I’m Sorry My Love, Got 2 Believe
and Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka.
She’s also a model, who
endorses San Miguel Beer and Porsche Car, and a photography
enthusiast. At 22, Cherry Lou is setting up her own business.
She is preparing papers to get a FedEx (Federal Express)
franchise. She hopes the courier business would materialize
At 22, Cherry Lou is setting up
her own business. She is preparing papers to get a FedEx
(Federal Express) franchise. She hopes the courier business
would materialize soon
Aguilar: From G-mik fan to TV star
was part of the crowd who watched the cast of the
afternoon teenybopper TV show, G-mik performed in
Los Baños, Laguna in September 30, 2000.
Now, she is part of the same TV show and a full-pledge
“Sobrang gusto ko
talaga lahat ng cast ng G-mik and now I’m
happy kasama na nila ako,” said the 16-year-old
Angelene. It was truly a dream-come-true for her.
A certain David Fablos asked
her if she wants to join showbiz after she won the
on-the-spot modeling contest of G-mik. After receiving
a reply from ABS-CBN last January 21, 2001, she
was asked to do a VTR. She passed the audition and
was sent to a personality workshop last May 27 to
become a member of the Star Circle Batch 9.
At the workshop, she developed
her personality, her acting, singing and dancing
skills. Angelene is at present a mainstay in the
afternoon drama teleseries “Recuerdo de Amor”
playing the new love interest role of Paolo (Diether
Ocampo) after being dumped by Rebecca (Carmina Villaroel).
is also a regular cast of K2BU. The Joyce Jimenez look-alike
does an opening number in the noontime variety show ‘Magandang
Tanghali Bayan’ every Wednesday. She has done a
movie with Regal Films entitled Cool Dudes.
At 15, she has endorsed products
like Street Jeans, Oseur Cosmetics, Sketchers and Illustrazios
bags. In college, she wants to take up fashion designing
and Hotel and Restaurant Management.
Her parents, friends and relatives
are very happy with the way her career is blooming from
the time she started.
Angeline advised the youth of
today to just follow their dreams and refrain from doing
unpleasant things. “Have no fear of the challenges
ahead. If you want it, go get it!”
Cortez longs for family reunion
you still remember the song “Napakasakit, Kuya Eddie?”
The song from Universal Records was recorded by former
singer Roel Cortez and it became a hit in 1984.
Roel (Roel Corpuz in real life)
no longer sings but //he still feels “pain”
in that song, which made him famous for a time in the
past. Not because he was already forgotten by his fans.
“Talagang napasakit when
even your parents doesn’t care about you anymore,”
said Roel, referring to his parents, who have forgotten
He ran away from home at 16 because
his parents won’t allow him to sing.
“Tignan ko kung kaya kang
buhayin ng gitara mo,” Roel quoted his father as
telling him. He is the youngest of six siblings of Seferino
and Felicisima Corpuz.
Now, at 42 and with seven kids
to Corazon, Roel is still yearning to be reunited with
his parents. He wants forgiveness. He wants to tell them
that he has never gone wrong with his chosen career; that
His song that touched the hearts
of OFWs inspired a lot of people including Roel to excel.
Through his music, he was able to finance the Civil Engineering
course of his wife at the Technological Institute of the
Philippines. Now they own the CPC Builders, a construction
firm based in Marilao, Bulacan.
In his heart, he wants to meet
“lahat ng umapak at humamak sa kanya.” He
seems to be successful in his new life but not without
his parents. Maybe he knows that no amount of success
can compensate for failure in the home.