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Pokwang to star in new TFC family rom-com ‘Ms Edsa Woolworth’

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After winning international critical acclaim for her powerful performance in the drama, “A Mother’s Story,” which garnered 18 FAMAS nominations in 2012, actress-comedienne Pokwang will star in TFC@theMovies second film offering, “Ms Edsa Woolworth.”

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Pokwang wants her kid to meet Japanese dad

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POKWANG (left) wants her daughter Ria Mae to feel complete as a person.

Comedienne Pokwang said she would not get in the way of daughter Ria Mae, should the girl decide to look for her estranged Japanese father, especially since she is marking her 18th birthday this year.   “I asked if she wanted to meet her father and she simply replied, ‘Why not?’ I guess she’s still [...]

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Money makes the world stop for star, beau

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POKWANG doesn’t approve of Ryan Bang for her daughter.

Mole is certain that money was the reason Alluring Star broke up with Hunky Beau. She realized that he couldn’t provide the life of luxury she had gotten accustomed to, since he wasn’t earning as much as she was. It was that simple.

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Pokwang took over role meant for Sharon Cuneta

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“During difficult times, you can’t afford to be choosy,” said comedienne Pokwang, who had no qualms about being the second choice to play the lead role in the film, “Call Center Girl.”

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Too many shifts in acting styles

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JESSY Mendiola and Pokwang in “Call Center Girl”

TV-film comedienne Pokwang’s current starrer, “Call Center Girl,” casts her as a former OFW whose absence has been resented for years by her youngest daughter (Jessy Mendiola), who works in a call center but hopes to go abroad with her “user” of a boyfriend (EJ Falcon).   Pokwang’s character is hurt by her daughter’s coldness [...]

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What’s so funny?

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DE CASTRO. Deserves more challenging projects.

Meanne Mijares, events planner: “Watching Pokwang say, ‘Are you the father? Are you the son? Are you the Holy Spirit?’ in the trailer of ‘Call Center Girl’ got my ire. I do not find it funny at all—in fact, it’s blasphemous!” Other notes: Denise Maling, student: “I wonder what’s keeping Glaiza de Castro from hitting [...]

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Brazen celeb saves pal’s donation for herself

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From the Radio Inquirer program “Kliq Showbiz” (dzIQ 990 AM, Monday to Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.): A few seasons back, when the country was hit by a disaster, Glamorous Beauty spearheaded a fundraiser, soliciting used luxury items from wealthy friends, to be auctioned off for the benefit of survivors.

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Cool it, girls

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Alex Reyes, televiewer: “I don’t understand why TV comediennes deliver their lines at the top of their voices. Do Melai Cantiveros, K Brosas, Joy Viado and Pokwang think that the audience is deaf? And, as if their ‘loudness’ isn’t enough, they have to contort their faces to look funny!

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‘Astig’ stars crack ’em up, drive the female fans wild

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POKWANG, Cesar Montano and Teddy Corpuz of Rocksteddy

People looking for light-hearted entertainment flocked to the SM Mall of Asia Arena last Saturday for TM’s “Astig Panalo Fest Unli-Saya Show.”

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What Vilma Santos learned from Pokwang

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VILMA Santos

Actress and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos, who recently admitted to personally signing up on Twitter, said she found Filipinos’ treatment of show biz celebrities on the micro-blogging site to be disrespectful and tacky.

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Glamorous stars compare notes about past loves

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Stars’ true colors emerge when they forget that they’re wearing lapel mikes.

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Scriptwriter recalls his own OFW past

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SCENE from three-hanky drama.

RECENTLY, we met Senedy Que, screenwriter of “A Mother’s Story,” to talk about his OFW film starring Pokwang. How was the project conceived? Que explains, “I was struck by an article about a domestic helper who was ‘imprisoned’ by her employers, whose daughter helped her escape. Thereafter, she filed a case against them and won.”

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