By Allan Policarpio
Last year’s bridesmaid is this year’s bride. Seasoned composer Jungee Marcelo’s jazz-flavored entry, “Pansamantagal,” came short of winning the 2013 Philippine Popular Music Festival (PhilPop) songwriting contest, ending in third place behind Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana’s “Dati” and Johnoy Danao’s “Kung ’Di Man.”
Jodi Sta. Maria, who plays Maya in “Be Careful With My Heart,” donned four sexy outfits during the top-rating show’s anniversary thanksgiving concert on Friday night, including a sequined tank top mini dress that she wore in a number with Aiza Seguerra (Kute).
By Marinel R. Cruz
Grand champion Lyca Gairanod of “The Voice Kids” cannot read. She learned the songs she performed on the talent search program just by listening to them.
By Dolly Anne Carvajal
I immensely enjoy chatting with amiga mia, Eugene Domingo, through Viber. Her joie de vivre is infectious. Uge has just returned from Spain.
By Nestor Torre
The first telecast of “Hawak-Kamay” on July 21 was an upbeat viewing experience for us, because the new series started its storytelling in the present tense, unlike many other local drama series, which just love to “start at the very beginning” (as the song goes)—two, even three, generations in the past to sluggishly establish the roots of the central conflicts that finally come to a head today!