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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.
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Jan 23, 2019

CARLO MACEDA zoomed to fame when he won the Mossimo Bikini Summit in 2001. He was then teaching math in UP, his alma mater, then showbiz beckoned and he did many films like “Gamitan”, “Sukdulan”, the first “Mano Po”, “So Happy Together”, etc. He was also part of the all-male sexy group, Barako Boys, that released a musical album and did a stage musical. His last appearance as an actor was in “Ang Probinsyano”.

He then put up his own company and produced indie advocacy films like “Nars” starring Jennylyn Mercado and Coco Martin in 2007, and historical films like “Sisa” with Jodi Sta. Maria (which gave her a best actress award) and “Gabriela Silang” with Tin Patrimonio. These films have a ready market as they were shown in various schools and universities.

“But the indie film market is now saturated,” he says. “Many people produce but they don’t know how to market their movies. I’ve also gone into producing concerts, but now, I’m venturing into sports and television. There’s been a renewed interest in basketball so I put up the Community Basketball Association or CBA, an alternative basketball league that aims to give exposure to grasroots Pinoy cagers from various parts of the country.

"We brought this to Bontoc in Southern Leyte and the public’s response is overwhelming. Basketball remains to be the number sport in the country so I conceptualized the CBA with my wife, Derlyn Maceda, who’s the Charter President of the Inner Wheel Club Rosario Diamond, with her friend, Jeanette Beltran, a top marketing executive. PBA legend and coach, Pido Jarencio, is our league’s main consultant to help guide us.”

The CBA will officially kick off its first televised game this Sunday, January 27, at the JFD Gym on GSIS Road, San Mateo, with the teams from San Mateo and Malabon competing in the opening game, hosted by James Wright. “Admission is free and there are ten more teams that will be officially introduced from Nueva Ecija, Quezon City, Pasig, Paranaque, Rizal Gen. Trias, San Juan, Binangonan and Bulacan or Cavite,” Carlo adds.

“We started forming these teams in June last year, a total of six months of preparation and getting partners for sponsorships  like YHM for Men, Rien A Cream and Arceegee Sportswear. We’re thankful to Rey Sanchez of ATC (Asian Television Corporation) of IBC-13 for giving us airtime. The games will be held every weekend, Saturday and Sunday, at 6 to 9 PM. We want to help the basketball communities nationwide to find an audience. We bring the games to different barangay courts at sobrang dami talaga ng nanonood.

"By promoting sports, we also hope tro encourage the youth to stay away from drugs. This is open to all amateur cagers aged 18 and above na hindi galing sa PBA or ABL. Excited talaga ang mga barangay kasi we can help give breaks to their homegrown teams. The top prize for the winning team at the finals is P1 million cash and P1 million in kind to their chosen beneficiary like their barangay, church or public school.”

To more know about CBA, you can visit their Facebook page, CBA Pilipinas or their websitre, cbapilipinas.com. Carlo’s company, Megapixels Marketing & Events Services are also the exclusive distributor of Korean beauty products like Rien A White Tone Up Cream and Natural Korea Double Effect Whitening Lotion.
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Jan 22, 2019

DIRECTOR PERRY ESCANO debuted in Cinemalaya with “Ang Guro Kong Hindi Marunong Magbasa”, a drama about kids who are forced to fight as rebels. He now has a new movie, “Ang Sikreto ng Piso”, a hilarious family comedy produced by JPP Dreamworld Productions that opens on January 30. The story is based on real incidents that happened in 2006 when our peso coins were being smuggled out of the country because of their high nickel and copper content.

This is told from the point of view of a couple, played by Gelli de Belen and Ariel Rivera, who got involved in smuggling the coins and later on discovered the secret that the coins hold. The last time they worked together in a movie was in “Ikaw Pala ang Mahal Ko” in 1997. Ariel has been offered to do other movies before but he didn’t accept them. So why did he accept this one?

 “I’m used to doing dramas on TV but I accepted this one kasi I want to try doing comedy, something light,” he says. “And I enjoyed doing it, kahit mas mahirap siya kaysa sa drama. Also, it’s nice to be reunited with my wife on the big screen. Inalalayan nga niya ako rito kasi she’s the one who’s more used to doing comedy and she’s naturally funny, even off cam.”

 For Gelli, how does it feel to work with hubby Ariel in a comedy movie for the first time? “Well, it’s nice to work with him again pero siempre nanibago ako kasi sanay akong nakikita siyang nagdadrama,” she says. “But he’s able to adjust quickly, lalo’t marami kaming kasamang ibang comedians dito to help us out.”

 They have one of the most stable marriages in showbiz. What’s their secret? “More than anything else, good communication,” says Ariel. “We’re always open to each other kaya hindi nga kami nag-aaway at all. And we have the same goal in mind: we both want a happy family with happy children.”

 “Ariel is so easy to get along with,” says Gelli. “He’s so generous, not selfish, mapagbigay. Mana siya sa father niya in Canada, with whom our two sons are staying now for their college studies there. Kaya ngayon, parang empty nest na kami. Balik kami sa pagiging kaming dalawa lang ulit and it’s nice kasi we’re together kahit sa working out in the gym. But I have my own show on GMA-7, ‘Ika-5 Utos’, while he has his soap sa ABS-CBN and when we’re both working, we really miss each other.”

 Also in the cast of “Ang Sikreto ng Piso” is Lou Veloso as Ariel’s grandpa, child star Angelica Ulip as their daughter, Bea Binene as Angelica’s teacher, plus Ernie Garcia, Long Mejia, Ricky Rivero, Beverly Salviejo, Wacky Kiray, Raphael Robes and producer Joyce Penas Pilarsky in a special role.

 The movie is about the joys and strengths of familial love and also explains an episode in recent history about what happened to the Philippine peso coin.

 With a PG-rating from MTRCB, 'Ang Sikreto ng Piso' will have a premiere night on January 27, 7:00 p.m. in SM Megamall Cinema 7. On opening day on January 30, the cast will do a theater tour: 1 PM at SM North Edsa, 4 PM in SM Manila, 7 PM at SM MOA.
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KATE VALDEZ is one of the most promising newcomers in GMA Artist Center’s current roster of talents. She’s currently making waves playing a contravida role in the hit GMA primetime drama, “Onanay”, as Natalie, the oppresive older sister on Mikee Quintos as Maila. She’s so effective that some viewers send her hate messages in social media.
“The truth is hirap na hirap ako sa role kasi I’m most certainly not like that in real life,” says Kate. “Sa story, mas matanda ako kay Mikee Quintos as Maila, but in real life, I’m younger by two years kasi 18 pa lang po ako. Si Natalie, laging galit, high blood, so mahirap talaga. Sa haters ko, iniintindi ko na lang sila dahil nadadala sa character ko. But nasasaktan din ako when they tell me, siguro, ang salbahe mo talaga! Direk Gina Alajar says it means effective ako, but natatakot din ako kasi baka ma-typecast naman ako sa contravida roles. Siempre, gusto ko rin naman pong magbida.” 

We tell her she shouldn’t worry because her looks are really for leading lady roles. She should just take her role as Natalie as a stepping stone for her so that the public will get to know her. “Yes, I think, tumatak naman sa viewers namin yung role ko as Natalie. Kasi I’ve done other roles before in ‘Destiny Rose’ and ‘Encantadia’, pero dito talaga sa ‘Onanay’ ako natatandaang mabuti ng mga tao.” 

Kate is not a product of a reality show. “Nagpa-VTR lang po ako sa GMA Artist Center, then kinuha na nila ako. Dito sa ‘Onanay’, I’m so thankful that most of my scenes are with Ms. Cherie Gil, kasi noong una intimidated ako sa kanya. But she turned out to be so accommodating. She really helps me a lot. Sobrang grateful ako sa kanya. Also kay Mikee kasi akala ng ibang tao, nag-aaway kami talaga dahil laging may cat fights kami, but we’re really okay off cam. The first time may sampalan kami, sobrang napalakas ang sampal ko sa kanya at nagka-rashes ang mukha niya. Sising-sisi ako, iyak ako ng iyak, sorry ako ng sorry sa kanya, but siya pang nagsasabi ng okay lang. Dahil doon, we learned na dapat, sa sakitan scenes, alalay lang kami.” 

Now that they’re extended again, Cherie Gil as Helena has been arrested and is now imprisoned, so Kate as Natalie will be forced to live with her real mom, Jo Berry as Onay and her sister, Mikee as Maila. But she still cannot accept Jo and Mikee as her real family members and will continue to be hostile against them. 

Watch out for more complications in the story after Cherie is mauled by the other prisoners in jail and she will escape to sow more havoc in the life of Onay and her two daughters. 
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DO YOU KNOW that a lot of stars are into baking cupcakes, like Marian Rivera, Jennylyn Mercado, Bea Alonzo, Ara Mina and Bettina Carlos? This should not be a surprise as it can be a good business, as seen in the case of James Anton Uy, winner of the Bakery Fair Cake Display in 2013. He’s a food tech graduate who used to work with a big donut company when he joined the Bakery Fair contest for the first time and won over more established bakers. He now owns Cubcakes Bakery and you can order from him in bridal fairs and online.

Now, he’s designing the 7 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide giant cake that will usher in the fair this year, Bakery Fair 2019, to be held at the World Trade Center from February 15 to 17, a perfect post-Valentine and post-Chinese New Year affair. The giant cake he’s making is a cute pig as this is the Year of the Pig. He brought a sample during the Bakery Fair 2019 presscon, hosted by Shirley Pizarro and Wilson Flores at the Oriental Palace, and the piggy he made is just so cute.

The Bakery Fair is held every two years, organized by the Filipino Chinese Bakery Association Inc., with Peter Fung of Ling Nam as current president, to be succeeded by William Ong of Baker’s Fair. “The fair began in 2001 to foster awareness on the importance of updating our industry on the latest trends in baking technology and ideas, equipment, ingredients, latest packaging concepts,” says Mr. Fung. "We hope the Bakewry Fair can promote, strengthen, and elevate standards of the Philippine bakery industry not only as part of the country's dietary, lifestyle and culinary culture, but also to help boost economic development through expansion of small and medium scale enterprises."

If you want to attend the 3-day fair for free, you can do so by registering on line. If you’d go there as walk in, the registration fee is only P100 per person, no kids allowed. There will be cake baking competitions, one for more established bakers and one for first time homebakers. For the latter category, 67 new bakers have already registered to join. The prize is P80,000 and there will be 6 foreign judges from Hongkong, Vietnam, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia and China.

There will be 187 exhibitors of different baking products, equipment, supplies, packaging services and various baking seminars conducted by local and international experts during the weekend. For February 15, the seminars are Going Guiltless with Sugarlyte Baking Competition by Peotraco and Premixes for Better Quality and Cost Control by Southeast Asia Wheat Foods.

On February 16, they have Classic Filipino Pastries by Chef RV Manabat, Divine Confection by Chef Gene Gonzales, Chocoholic Recipes by Clyden San Pedro and Bake To Go by Chef Wim de Smet by Puratos.

On February 3, they have Artisan Cookies and Tarts by Chef Bam Soliman, Chocolate Cakes Love Affair by Chef Dan Basilio, Familiar Filipino Flaors by Tenten Casasola and Bakeology by Dr. Wilfredo Bejar of Artistan Baking Institute and Matt Galang of Atlantic Grains.

For details, check out the FCBAI facebook account at fcbai.ph or their website, bakeryfair.com.ph and fcbai.com.ph.
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Jan 21, 2019

GLOBE STUDIOS have co-produced local films before, like “Goyo, Batang Heneral”, “All of You”, “Hintayan ng Langit”, but now, they go solo in producing Mikhail Red’s latest opus, “Dead Kids”. They’ve teamed up before in “Birdshot”, co-produced with TBA Studios, the first local film shown on Netflix worldwide. Globe Studios head Quark Henares says they fell in love with “Dead Kids” after Mik pitched the project with his brother, Nikolas, which is loosely based on a true story of a kidnapping done by a group of students.

Mik says it’s a coming of age, youth or barkada movie. We tell him most barkada movies filmed lately were flops, like Viva’s “Squad Goal’s, Regal’s “Walwal” and a new company’s “Petmalu”. So how will his film be different from these failed barkada flicks?

Quark helps him answer it. “Actually, this is more than just being a youth movie. It’s difficult to label it kasi it starts as barkada movie but becomes a suspense-thriller about a kidnapping that went wrong. This has a millennial director directing millennial actors. Mik is only 27 and his age is not really far from the cast members.”

“It’s about the intricacies of the instagram generation,” adds Mik. “The first part is based on my own experiences in high school. The characters are very real, especially their banter. Very cool, very hip. This is about high school kids who kidnap one of their classmates, the son of a narco politician so they have vigilante justice in their minds. They get money from the parents but since they’re amateurs, they make mistakes and the movie becomes a thriller. This will be very different as I’m doing certain scenes and images na di pa nakikita sa local films. We intend to enter it in international film festivals and also export it.”

The seven young stars in the cast are Sue Ramirez as Janina, a good character who’s a perfect role model to other teeners; Vance Larena as Blanco, the silent, cool leader of the kidnappers; Markus Patterson as Chuck, the alpha jock kidnapped by his classmates; Khalil Ramos as Paulo, the horniest member of the group who provides comic relief; Kelvin Miranda as Sta. Maria, the love interest of Sue but who feels out of place even if his friends always ask for his help; Gabby Padilla as Yssa, the girflriend of Khalil; and Jan Silverio as Uy, a very serious and secretive character.

Among them, Khalil is the most senior as he’s a veteran of many movies and teleseryes. Vance is a seasoned theater actor and has appeared in the acclaimed “Bakwit Boys”. Sue and Markus were together in “Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi”. Kelvin is with GMA and has appeared in bit roles in various movies, including “Walwal” and “Class of 2018”. Gabby has done “Goyo”, “Billie and Emma” and also appeared in Mik’s horror flick, “Eerie”, which is yet to be shown. Jan is a commercial model and this is his very first movie.

After this, Globe and Mik will collaborate again in “The Grandstand”, which has been chosen by Asian Film Announcing Forum to be part of its lineup for 2019. This is loosely based on the 2010 Quirino Grandstand hostage crisis where several tourists died. Wow, impressive!
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MARTIN DEL ROSARIO got a lot of congratulatory remarks for his performance as Barbs right after the special screening of “Born Beautiful” at the UP Film Center last Friday night. Everyone enjoyed his flamboyant performance as a pretty drag queen torn between two lovers, Kiko Matos, a tricycle driver, and Akihiro Blanco, a taxi driver. Didn’t he have any qualms doing his numerous kissing scenes and sizzling sex scenes with them?

“No, when I accepted the role, alam kong may ganung scenes na kailangang gagawin. I’ve done gay roles before in ‘Magpakailanman’, ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’, ‘Karelasyon’, but walang gay love scenes. Dito, I talked muna to both Kiko and Aki, at pareho naman silang game. Actually, mas marami pa kaming ginawang kissing scenes kaysa sa what was shown in the movie. Remember, we did a TV series of 12 episodes. What was shown in the movie are just scenes from the first five episodes lang. So tip of the iceberg lang ang naipakita. Doon sa episodes 6 to 12 ng TV series, mas intense pa ang mga eksena namin.”

What did he realize after seeing himself as Barbs? “I realized na kung babae pala ako, maganda talaga ako. Ha ha ha!”

He describes the past year as a good one. “Aside from ‘Born Beautiful’, I also did ‘Urban Legends’ with Nora Aunor, which is completed na, and ‘My Stepmother’s Lover’ with Sunshine Cruz na may one shooting day pa, both directed by Adolf Alix. Then I had a teleserye, ‘Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka’, on GMA-7 with Yasmien Kurdi. So it’s a very productive year for me.”

Before shooting, he had to lose weight to be convincing as a slender transwoman. “Dapat magkasya ako sa body-hugging outfits they’ve prepared for me. Hindi puede yung bato-batong arms so I have to look slim talaga. Aside from the looks, I have to get into the heart and mind of a transgender. Nagpaturo rin ako ng feminine movements kay Wilma Doesnt, including how to walk in heels kasi hirap na hirap ako. Also, I had to wax all the hair off my body, arms, legs, armpits. Ang sakit pala. Dumudugo. We shot the series for about 6 months so noong next time, nagse-shave na lang ako kasi ang sakit ng waxing.”

How did his parents react to the movie? “They’re very supportive. My dad accompanied me to the shooting at inaayos pa niya ang wig ko. Sabi niya, gandahan mo ha.”

Isn't he worried his effective portrayal of Barbs might revive rumors that question his masculinity? "Ang tagal na ng mga tsismis na yan, and it's really not true. Other actors, even in Hollywood, have portrayed gays effectively but hindi naman naapektuhan ang careers nila, so okay lang. Basta I'm happy na kahit second choice lang ako after Christian Bables backed out, I was the one who did the role. I think, kapag napanood niya, somehow, manghihinayang siya kasi aside from being a movie, TV series pa siya and now there's talk na baka magkaroon pa ng another season aside from the one we've already finished shooting."

Martin won the PMPC best new movie actor award for the horror movie, “Dagim”, in 2010 then the Urian best supporting actor award for “Dagitab” in 2014. Now, some folks are saying he might win the best actor award for “Born Beautiful”.

“I don’t want to expect anything, but I really gave this movie my very best at kung magkakatotoo, e di thanks very much,” he says. “But doing Barbs is really exciting and satisfying for me as I’ve done gay roles before but this time, I play the main character, lead role, so it’s a big break and a big challenge for me. I’d like to thank Direk Perci Intalan for helping me get to interpret the role right.”

“Born Beautiful” opens this Wednesday in theaters nationwide. There will be two versions, the R-16 version than can be seen in SM Cinemas, and the uncut R-18 version available in other cinemas.
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Jan 20, 2019

KIKO MATOS and Akihiro Blanco are the leading men of Martin del Rosario as Barbie in “Born Beautiful” and they both have kissing scenes with him. We first ask Kiko how many times did they kiss?

“Honestly, sa dami, I lost count,” he says. “Our director, Perci Intalan, says kailangang realistic na laplapan talaga, labas dila, so we did it as we’re instructed. Wild din yung love scene namin dito inside a tricycle kasi tricycle driver ako rito.”

So didn’t he feel any reluctance in doing those kissing scenes? “Actually, dahil sa sobrang dami ng kissing scenes namin na sobrang ang tatagal, towards the end, parang I’m feeling sick at gusto ko nang masuka. Pero pinigil ko na lang, hindi ko ipinakita, kasi gusto kong matapos yung scene nang maayos at ayokong ipaulit pa sa’min ni Direk. I kept on thinking na I’m just playing a character who’s so much in love with Barbie, and hindi ako talaga yun. Yung character ko lang ang gumagawa noon, but may point kasi na nabe-break yung hold ng character ko sa’kin at bumabalik ako sa reality, so it’s a struggle. I’m not perfect and I just wanna be honest and share what happened noong very last day ng shooting namin ng kissing scenes.”

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JO BERRY says 2018 will be an unforgettable year for her for the rest of her life. “From being a nobody, nakikilala na ako ngayon ng tao when they see me in public dahil sa exposure ko sa ‘Onanay’,” she says. “Dahil din sa trabahong ibinigay sa’kin ng GMA, nakakatulong na ako sa pamilya namin. Nitong nakaraang holidays, may sarili na kong financial contribution na naiambag sa mga gastusin ng aming pamilya. It’s one of my happiest Christmas seasons ever.”

She’s so thankful that the viewing public has embraced “Onanay” warmly. “Hindi ko talaga akalaing aabot kami ng ganito katagal sa ere. Six months na at extended na naman uli. I’m really happy kasi happy rin ako sa ginagawa ko. And I want thank lahat ng mga kasama ko sa show, from Direk Gina Alajar to our co-stars, si Ate Guy, si Ms. Cherie, sina Gardo, Wendell, Kate, Mikee and my first leading man sa start ng show, si Adrian Alandy. Alam nila, baguhan lang ako, tapos, differently abled pa ako, so they adjust to me at tinutulungan talaga nila ako.”

Recently, there’s a scene where she attacked Cherie Gil as Helena and it rated very high. Didn’t she have any qualms doing it? “When I first read the script, sabi ko, magagawa ko ba ito? Kasi sasaktan ko siya, sasabunutan ko, hindi ko yata kaya. But Ms. Cherie herself said okay lang daw. She felt my hands, sobrang lamig, kinakabahan ako, and she assured me it’s okay with her. It’s a great privilege to do that scene kasi Cherie Gil yun, e. And we’re glad it rated so high. Thankful din kami ni Wendell Ramos as Lucas kasi maraming sumusuporta sa aming tambalan. May nagpangalan na sa team namin ng LuNay. Nakakatuwa naman.”

And now, she is also doing her first movie with GMA Films. “Pero secret pa raw po, e. Hindi pa puede i-reveal ang details.”

Oh yeah? Di sige, ilihim nyo na lang.
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BIBETH ORTEZA  is now better known as a writer and director but she actually started as a versatile actress who does TV, movie and theatre work with equal ease and competence. On stage, she was last seen in the production of “Boeing Boeing” in Singapore in 2017 as the wacky Roza. She now plays an important role in Repertory Philippines’ production of “Silent Sky”, written by Lauren Gunderson.

The play is about women who made groundbreaking work in space explorations and whose contributions have been overlooked by history. Henrietta Leavitt is the central character (to be played Cathy Azanza Dy) an unsung hero and astronomer at Harvard College Observatory in the first decades of the1900s.

Her discoveries provided the key to measuring the distance between our planet and the other galaxies, paving the way for more famous astronomers, like Edwin Hubble. Gunderson’s play juxtaposes familiar conflicts in the lives of career women, like career versus romance and family obligations, told with wit and poignancy.

Bibeth will play the role of Annie Cannon, Leavitt’s stiff-necked colleague whose approach is by the book and has a strong leaning for women suffragists.

“Silent Sky” was first shown in March of last year at Onstage Theatre in Makati and will now be shown on a limited encore performance on the first two weekends of the coming month of February (February 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10) co-produced by Reine Productions and Repertory Philippines. It will be shown Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, with matinee on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM.

Aside from this play, Bibeth is also busy as an actress in the movie “Foolish Heart”, a romcom starring JM de Guzman and Arci Munoz, directed by Eduardo Roy Jr. of such acclaimed indie films as “Quick Change” and “Pamilya Ordinaryo” who is now making his first mainstream film.
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KEN CHAN says he didn’t expect that his love team with Rita Daniela in the hit GMA Afternoon Prime drama, “My Special Tatay”, will be embraced warmly by the public. “Everywhere I go now, people call me Boyet, my name in the show, and people will then ask me, Nasaan si Aubrey, which is the name of the character played by Rita,” he says. “May name na nga ang love team ng characters namin, called BoBrey. Rita says na siya rin, saan man siya magpunta, hinahanap sa kanya ng mga tao kung nasaan si Boyet. Hindi namin talaga akalaing magki-click kami sa tao. Obviously, nagustuhan nila yung kahit mentally challenged si Boyet, naging very positive ang epekto niya sa pagkatao ni Aubrey para hangarin nitong magbagumbuhay at hindi na maging pokpok.”

Now, Ken and Rita are together again. This time, you can hear them doing a duet of the catchy song “Almusal”. Ken has just signed up with GMA Music, where Rita is already a resident talent. Ken has recorded songs before with PolyEast Records but he’s now glad to be part of GMA Music.

“This is a good way to start the new year, signing up with them on January 8 to be a member of their roster of talents,” Ken adds. “Sobrang happy po ako dahil ang tagal ko nang wish na mapabilang ako sa GMA Music. Talagang nagpapasalamat po ako sa kanila dahil nagtiwala at patuloy na nagtitiwala ang GMA sa akin. Dati sa acting lang, ngayon pati sa singing na rin. Lahat ng pino-produce nila, show man or music, maganda talaga, kaya excited akong makatrabaho sila.”

His duet of “Almusal” with Rita is now getting good airplay over the radio and also getting excellent feedback. “Simple lang yung song, pero feel good ‘yung music at relatable ang lyrics,” adds Ken. “Kasi ‘di ba tayong mga Pinoy, mahilig tayong mag-almusal. Kapag may sinusuyo tayo, ‘di ba isa sa mga ginagawa natin. pinaghahanda natin sila ng almusal. Nagpe-play na po sa Barangay LS 97.1 and sa RGMA provincial radio stations nationwide ‘yung single.  Noong una ko siyang narinig na pinapatugtog sa radyo, sobrang sarap sa feeling na finally pinarinig na sa mga Kapuso natin yung single namin.”

Meanwhile, GMA Music Managing Director Rene Salta proudly welcomed Ken and revealed that they already have quality projects in store for him, “Happy ang GMA Music sa signing na ito with Ken Chan because he is one of the Network’s most prized talents. In fact, meron na siyang naka-ready na next single. Abangan nyo kasi it’s coming soon, and we’re also looking forward to shooting the music video for that.”

Fans can now listen to ‘Almusal’ on Spotify and download it on Apple Music, iTunes, and other digital stores worldwide.
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