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From Regal producer Lily Monteverde: “All the tubes connected to my body were removed and I don’t feel any tinge of pain. Thank you to all my friends, apos, husband, children, daughters-in-law, and the press, all my doctors and nurses, for praying for my successful operation and speedy recovery. Most of all, thank you, God [...]
By David Bauder
On his upcoming NBC comedy, Michael J. Fox will play a newscaster who had quit his job due to Parkinson’s Disease but returns to work in the show’s first episode because a new medical regimen has helped him control many of the disease’s symptoms.
By Marinel R. Cruz
Singer-actor Marc Abaya says his award-winning filmmaker mom Marilou, who is battling cancer, still finds ways to support her sons’ endeavors “On bad days, she relies on painkillers. On good days, she uses her time to show support for her sons’ numerous endeavors,” said singer-actor Marc Abaya of his mom, filmmaker Marilou Diaz Abaya, [...]
Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon died due to multiple organ failure, the Makati Medical Center, where the King of Comedy had been confined since June 9, announced.
By Philip C. Tubeza
Two members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines voiced support Saturday for calls that the ailing actor and comedian Dolphy be proclaimed a National Artist.
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine King of Comedy, Dolphy, has been fighting for his life at the Makati Medical Center.
Malacañang and his family are urging the nation to pray for him.
By Karen Boncocan
Makati Medical Center has released an apology for an earlier “emotional reprimand” on several members of the media covering the hospitalization there of Dolphy.
Veteran actor Dolphy, who has been confined at the intensive care unit of the Makati Medical Center since the weekend, “is responding to treatment very well,” his son and private nurse said Friday.
A day before she performs as one of the three final contenders of American Idol on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), 16-year-old pop diva Jessica Sanchez said she’s unwell.
By Pocholo Concepcion
Filipino rock singer Karl Roy, who died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, will always be remembered for his kinetic performances with his former bands Advent Call, P.O.T. and Kapatid, including awe-inspiring onstage jams with the likes of Joey “Pepe” Smith and dozens of musician friends.
Actress Ina Feleo on the health condition of Marilou Diaz-Abaya, her director in the film, “Ikaw ang Pag-ibig,” for Star Cinema: “We shot the movie last year. Direk Marilou’s cancer was in remission at the time. The whole time we were working, wala siyang sakit. After she was done with editing, nagpa- check-up siya at [...]
VIENNA—American pop singer Janet Jackson will be present at the 19th Life Ball, an annual AIDS charity event, in Vienna on May 21 – 30 years after the disease was first discovered, organizers said Monday. Jackson, the younger sister of pop icon Michael Jackson who died from an overdose of powerful anaesthetic in June 2009, [...]