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An evening of nervy speeches

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MILESTONE AWARDEES (from left): Dennis Marasigan, Sherad Anthony Sanchez, Richard Somes, Ray
Defante Gibraltar, Remton Siega Zuasola, Antoinette Jadaone, Adolfo Alix Jr., Arnel Mardoquio and
Siege Ledesma. Photos by Kimberly de la Cruz

Though feeling a little under the weather, writer and film critic Dodo Dayao remained in a celebratory mood after his “Violator” was declared best picture at the 2014 Cinema One Originals awards Sunday night at the Dolphy Theater in the ABS-CBN compound.

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Vina: Robin is still so sweet, but we have boundaries now

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VINA Morales is currently loveless but she is confident that true love will one day find her. KIMBERLY DE LA CRUZ

Vina Morales’ favorite leading man is still Robin Padilla. And although they haven’t top-billed an acting project since 2000, the singer-actress is happy to see that her screen tandem with the action star hasn’t lost its spark.

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Performing is ‘In the Blood’ for music-loving Alejandros

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ALL IN the family (from left): Ali, Hajji, Rachel, Eddie and Nino Alejandro

Instead of a solo concert to celebrate her 25th year in the biz, singer Rachel Alejandro opted to hold one with her family “to give thanks and give credit where it’s due”—her Lola Nena, who taught her to sing and dance when she was a kid; father Hajji, her biggest inspiration and mentor; and cousin Nino, longtime songwriting partner and vocalist of Nino Alejandro and the Force (NATF) band.

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Rock feels right for Paolo Valenciano

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“THIS is who I am,” says Paolo. “I’m not just trying to be different.”

Singer and concert director Paolo Valenciano’s pursuit of heavy rock music was not a deliberate effort to separate himself from his father, Gary, one of the most celebrated pop artists in the local biz.

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Still doing what they do best

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THE SHOW was wonderfully brisk. Every so often, the image of a young Michael would flash and fade, prompting the audience to erupt into cheers.

The opening lines of The Jackson 5 song, “We’re Here to Entertain You,” couldn’t have more aptly described the musical journey that the iconic pop boy band has been on since the 1960s:

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