Seeing stars on Eastwood Walk of Fame


ALI Sotto

I got misty-eyed when the star of my late great mom Inday Badiday was unveiled at the Eastwood Walk of Fame last December 1. What better way to start the Christmas month than by paying homage to the family’s “Santa Claus” — mommy.

Most people say it’s long overdue. But with or without a star, my mom’s legacy will keep shining brightly in my heart and in the hearts of all the people whose lives she has touched.

Coney and Ali

I got to chat with  two of the most lovable women in the biz, Coney Reyes and Ali Sotto, at the Walk of Fame event. Connie was also given her own star while Ali was there to represent her late son Mico, whose star is located next to my mom’s.

After the success of “100 Days to Heaven,” what’s Connie’s next project? “I’d like to take a break muna,” she says. “Mahirap sumabak agad sa trabaho.”

Life is indeed too short to be too busy with work.

I asked Ali if she approves of Phil Younghusband for Angel Locsin (who was also an inductee that night) since she remains to be so motherly to Gel even after her son Mico (Angel’s former BF) passed away.

“At first, when I asked her about Phil, sabi niya it’s nothing serious,” she said. “But recently, she told me na mag-dinner kami with Phil para makilala ko daw. So mukhang totohanan na. I am happy for them and I know Mico is, too.”

Indeed, there is love after death.

All’s well

Peace now reigns in Charice Pempengco’s clan, just in time for the Yuletide season.  She is buying herself a brand new car and is bent on learning how to drive.


“All is well na between me and my relatives on my dad’s side,” she reveals. “But I’m quite sad that my dad had to die pa bago kami nagkabati lahat.”

Did her dad’s death make her an even better singer, giving her a deeper reservoir of emotions to  draw from? “I imagine my dad listening to every song I sing,” she says. “In every performance, I feel his presence and that makes me sing from the heart all the more.”

Isn’t she threatened by new singers like Maria Aragon and Thia Megia? “I welcome the healthy competition,” she says.

What about young boys competing for her attention? “As of now, I wanna focus on my career. But if and when I decide to fall in love, I will make sure there will be a balance between love and work.”

Charice adds that “Stand Up For Love” is the song that best describes the state of her life right now. The small and adorable girl has big love for her family, fans and career.

And we all love Charice back as she continues to make waves in foreign shores.

Musical treat

The Pan-Asian television musical drama series  “The Kitchen Musical” invaded the country recently after its cast members flew from different parts of Asia for a gala night held at the InterContinental Manila. There they rendered sizzling hot performances with Pinoy pride and lead stars Karylle, Christian Bautista and Arthur Acuña.

“Pilipinas Got Talent 3” grand winner Maasinhon Trio, JayR, Marie Digby, Zia Quizon and TKM musical director Gerard Salonga also gave their own rendition of songs inspired from the show.

The gala night served as a thanksgiving of sorts for The Group Entertainment (its Singaporean producers) and Studio 23 and stakeholders for the success of the franchise. TKM airs Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. on Studio 23.

“When it comes to good music, ‘The Kitchen Musical’s’ got it all cooked up!”


Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • peach black

    asus e kahit aso pag napag-trip-an ni ateng German Moreno puwedeng lagyan ng star sa walk of shame. kung sinu-sino na lang makikita mong may pangalan do’n. this walk of shame is a joke!

  • Anonymous

    Ala eh huwag ka na mainggit dapat matuwa ka at hindi sila nanglilimos. Matuwa ka dahil hindi sila problema ng lipunan. Hayaan muna sila mag-enjoy sa maigsi buhay ng tao. Ayos ba

    • peach black

      yon ang criteria? dapat hindi sila problema ng lipunan? o, puwes, ikaw sampu ng pamilya mo tiyak hindi problema ng lipunan. ilagay mo mga pagmumukha ninyong lahat doon sa walk of shame na yon hane? ha ha ha! lol!

  • Anonymous

    Bakit may star si Miko Sotto? Dahil ba naaksidente sya at maagang namatay? Kasi ni wala nga akong maalalang pelikula o tv show na ginawa ito e. Nagpapakatotoo lang po.

  • Anonymous

    oo nga bakit may star si miko sotto? e mas deserving pa nga si ali sotto na magka-star don! si ate germs talaga, dapat malinaw ang criteria sa pagpili ng mga bibigyan ng star. baka sunod niyang bigyan yung mga di kilalang hosts at dancers sa Walang Tulugan!

  • Anonymous

    maraming artista roon na hindi deserving  sa walk of fame star. There are veterans actors and actresses who are not there but contributed a lot in the growth of film industry. Many of them died already. Germs Moreno malabo yata ang rules.

  • Ricci Santiago

    i agree with some people here, bakit na nandoon si miko? mas sikat pa si rico yan. 

  • Anonymous

    pinaglololoko lang tayo ni kuya germs… sorry talaga, pero ano bang category para mapabilang dyan? kung sino-sino ang nalalagay… ang daming mas sikat, magaling, at maraming na-contribute sa showbiz industry ang hindi kasali dyan… carla abellana, miko sotto, jhake vargas? are you kidding me? walk of shame talaga… kasehodang pera ni kuya germs ang ginagamit nya… wag nyang idamay ang buong eastwood sa ka-cheapan nya.. kung gusto nya talag ng walk of shame… dun nya ipalagay sa loob ng bakuran nya…

    • Diego

      ulyanin na ang matandang bakla….panira sa eastwood ang walk of shame na yan

  • peach black

    ha ha ha PRUEDENCE ulanghiya ka. muntik ko nang maibuga apoy na iniinom ko. SA LOOB NG BAKURAN NIYA ilagay ang WAlk of shame? ha ha ha! I like your SINS OF HUMOR.

  • peach black

    si jhake vharghas nasa walk of shame? sino naman yon?

  • Diego

    eastwood walk of fame is the brain child of gaylord german ‘kuya germs’ moreno. don’t be surprised kung sino-sino na lang ang ilalagay dyan…mediocrity at best…gaya-gaya patawa walk of shame

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks



latest videos