2012 a good year for Sam, Aiza but not for ‘Enteng’


Sam Pinto

Sam Pinto and Aiza Seguerra – two of the cast members of “Si Agimat, Si Enteng at Ako,” are thankful for the career boost they got in 2012.

Sam, an actress and commercial model, though still hopes this New Year will even be better.

“Like any other artist, I wish for new shows,” she said. “My career is really my focus now. I’ll be doing a lot of workshops in singing, acting and dancing. I really have to level up.”

She noted that her shows “Bubble Gang” and “Party Pilipinas” are rating well.

Sam, who has been modelling since she was 10, first became popular when she joined the reality show “Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up” in 2010. She signed up with Viva that same year and has already appeared in various movies and TV shows.

She was voted FHM Philippines’ Sexiest Woman in the World in 2011 and 2012.

Doing well, too

Aiza, Sam’s costar in “Si Agimat,” said 2012 was likewise a good year for her.

“I’ve been part of two stage plays, which was a really big experience for me,” the singer-actress began. “I find it weird that I’m visible on TV now (via the drama ‘Please Be Careful With My Heart’) and not so much in the music scene.”

Aiza said she was also grateful for the support she got for her 25th anniversary concert, titled “Bente Singko,” at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in September.

“I was happy with the fact that all my guests did it for free,” she said.

MMFF entry

According to unofficial box office results, their film entry, “Si Agimat,” is at presstime the third top-grosser in the ongoing MMFF that runs until January 8. Its lead stars include Vic Sotto, Bong Revilla, and Judy Ann Santos.

The fantasy-adventure franchise has consistently been the festival’s top grosser in the past two years.

“I’m afraid I’d be blamed if this [movie] does not turn into … [no.1] box-office success,” Judy Ann said. “The pressure is on me since I’m the newest cast member.”

In the film, Judy Ann plays Princess Angelina Kalinisan Orteza, a.k.a. AKO, the ruler of Kingdom Diwarata and a protector of the environment. It was a character specially created for her, after Ai-Ai de las Alas begged off from the project to be part of another MMFF entry, “Sisterakas.”

“The bosses said they would create a character that’s just for me,” Judy Ann recalled. “As soon as this was clear, I said, ‘Yes.’ Why wouldn’t I? It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with the two greats (Vic and Bong). This might never happen again.”

The movie “Enteng ng Ina Mo,” which featured Vic and Ai-Ai was last year’s MMFF top earner. In the 2010 fest, Vic and Bong’s “Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote” was also No. 1 at the box-office.

One of Judy Ann’s supporters posted on her fan page: “Don’t blame Judy Ann Santos for not making ‘Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si AKO’ the No. 1 Box Office Hit Movie of MMFF 2012.

“Sadyang nagsawa na ang mga movie viewers sa paulit-ulit na parehong konsepto ng movie franchise na ’yan, sa totoo lang [Movie viewers have grown tired of the same, old concept of that movie franchise].”

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  • bryant85

    AS PUNDITS SAY, “YOU CAN’T WIN THEM ALL” BOSSING VIC. There are ups and downs of everything so stay focus to your next film and refrain from name calling for such would do more harm than good. Akin to Pacquiao,he lost though he’s the better fighter because it wasn’t his day. I seldom fail to watch your noontime show eat bulaga for it’s the best so far.

  • jun

    walang kakwenta kwenta pelikulang Pinoy ngayon, puro low class, low budget,low concept, magsarado na kayo

  • boi skater


    Except for a few indie films, the Philippine movie industry
    is hopeless and embarrassing. Why don’t we have directors anymore with the likes of Brocka.

  • Donardo Cuago


    Some of these films were INSIANG (by Lino Brocka), BURLESK QUEEN (by Celso ad Castillo), KISAPMATA (by Mike de Leon), HIMALA (by Ishmael Bernal) and yes, the very first SHAKE RATTLE ROLL (by Emmanuel Borlaza, Peque Gallaga and Ishmael Bernal).Yun naman talaga ang original purpose ng MMFF…TO SHOWCASE THE VERY BEST OF FILIPINO FILMS.  Sadly and ironically, since the restoration of our democracy in 1986, the MMFF has become a money-making venture among the local politicians of our beloved metropolis…PERA-PERA  NA LANG ANG LABANAN!

    • fuctore

      It should be re titled ” MMDAFF”.
      Metro Manila Dev. Auth. Fund Festival.

    • GustoKoHappyKa

      first SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL (by Emmanuel Borlaza, Peque Gallaga and Ishmael Bernal) <– napanood ko ulit to..mas gusto ko pa tong orig haha

  • selinaKyle2012

    sa mga nagsasabing trash ang MMFF — watch Thy Womb.

    • Allan

      which leaves you hanging. the stars and the director may be very good but the movie is soooo… BITIN. you leave the moviehouse feeling empty and asking ” ano na ang nangyari?”. not all the viewers have hi IQ that they will formulate the ending themselves. the director should tell us what happened in the end.

    • fuctore

      I did…
      And it bored me to death- physically and intellectually.
      Mas maganda pang manood ng I Witness

  • Ivideo

    Umpisa pa lang ng pelikulang pilipino alam mo na katapusan.  Mababaw, predictable, basura ang istorya (problema ng writer), basura pati director’s interpretation, handsome and pretty faces but mediocre in acting, lighting is bad and no depth, computer generated SFX ay nakakasuka and more.  After 50 years of watching Pinoy cinema it still has the “pwede na yan” attitude intended for the unintellectual viewers.  

    • innocentyears

      wow you just described more than of the MMFF entries! hahaha

  • innocentyears

    i hope m-zet and octo arts take this as a cue that it’s time to not only kill off the enteng franchise. but to cremate it and bury it a hundred feet underground. ika nga ni brillante mendoza, sana wag naman puro pera ang isipin at tulungan natin i-angat ang kalidad at mindset ng mga manonood. hindi yung puro kababawan at kabobohan lang. jusko please.

  • Allan

    si sam pinto ba yung hindi pumasa sa abs-cbn dahil wala raw balakang? para raw lalaki? i don’t think so but it’s worth a second look. let me see…

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