Heartfelt wishes for our Christmas starsBy Nestor U. Torre
Philippine Daily Inquirer
For Boots Anson Roa, many more donations from stars, producers and movie fans for the advocacy closest to her heart, the Movie Workers’ Welfare Foundation (Mowelfund).
For Vilma Santos, enlightened advice and illumination on the political path that is opening up further for her, up to the country’s vice-presidency—and beyond?
For Nora Aunor, more challenging roles to make her current comeback even more successful—and a medical procedure to bring back her golden singing voice!
For the country’s indie filmmakers, the establishment of a regular, alternative, schools-based screening circuit for their productions, so they can become financially solvent—and make even better films!
For Tippy Dos Santos, another film or TV showcase to follow up on her promising introduction as the ingenue lead of the Apo musical.
For the movie industry, more such compilations of our pop songsmiths’ hits, like the tunes of Freddie Aguilar, Ryan Cayabyab, Hotdog, Jose Mari Chan and George Canseco.
For Sam Milby, Martin Nievera and other Fil-Ams in local show biz, a really thorough course in Tagalog, to really learn how to speak, act, think and feel in the language that most of their fans can best relate to.
For Kim Chiu, Carmina Villaroel and other thin-voiced stars, voice, placement and elocution lessons to finally get rid of the pesky problem!
May her current stint as the correspondent for the Miss Universe “On the Scene” web series on YouTube be the start of Shamcey Supsup’s career in entertainment and media.
May overweight stars like Sharon Cuneta, John Lloyd Cruz and Jed Madela bite the bullet and finally address and lick their on-again, off-again weight and girth problem, so that their careers can be further energized!
For Gloria Romero, a “solo” indie starrer that can showcase her unique talent and charisma, in the same amazing way that “Bwakaw” has revived interest in and won many awards for the similarly iconic and venerable Eddie Garcia.
For gifted but under-utilized talents like Isabel Rivas, Ali Sotto and Monique Wilson, more new projects to remind everyone of their exceptional abilities.
At the other end of the age spectrum, a solo starrer for the precociously competent but still natural little performer, Xyriel Manabat, the best child talent on TV and in the movies today, bar none.
For “maturing” stars like Piolo Pascual, Robin Padilla, Lorna Tolentino, Maricel Soriano and Vina Morales, wisdom to know how to move up to the next level of their careers, so that they won’t be perceived as just treading water or refusing to read the handwriting on the wall.
For Mitch Valdes, great success on her concerts in Bethlehem this Christmas, and in the new chapter of her performing career as a Viva contract talent. Given the company’s experience, contacts and admiration for Mitch’s unique talent, things are looking up!
For gifted Fil-Am actor Art Acuña, more local TV-film projects commensurate to his exceptional and well-honed talent. No more forgettable roles in fantasy-drama teleseryes, please!
For Chiqui Roa-Puno, more shows on TV5 that will make better use of her experience, probity and versatility.
And for you, dear readers, a Happy, Holy Christmas, in the loving embrace of those closest to your heart of hearts!
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