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Kiko Pangilinan on his case vs YouTubers, Sharon’s ‘wild’ movie trailer

/ 12:20 AM July 24, 2021

Sharon Cuneta (left) and Kiko Pangilinan

Kiko Pangilinan is now a certified vlogger. He recently launched his YouTube (YT) channel, KIKOnek. The cool senator spreads good vibes (GV) through his videos about “ReciPICKS” and “DadVice.”

But not all vloggers are GV providers. Some are purveyors of bad vibes, just like the YT channels, Starlet and Latest Chika.

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Kiko filed a cybercrime complaint against the owners of both channels for their defamatory videos about him and his family. Also named in the complaint is Google Philippines’ country manager Bernadette Nacario.

Here’s an update from Kiko: “The case is now with the DOJ and NBI,” he says. Sharon fully supports my decision to file these cases as we have been repeatedly bashed and trolled for years now and have held back, but they have gone too far.

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“We also believe Google, YouTube and other social media platforms cannot simply close their eyes while all the filth and garbage are being spread to millions of viewers while they profit from the lies and foul material reaching millions of their subscribers. “Surely, this is not a business model they wish to be associated with and are willing to support. They must do something about it. I need to fight back, not just for my family, but for many others afraid to speak out against such abuses.”

On a lighter note, I asked Kiko for his reaction to the “wild” trailer of Sharon’s upcoming Vivamax movie, “Revirginized.”

“I am OK with it as it is all part of her work as an actor,” he points out. “I am very happy for Sharon, that millions have viewed the trailer.”

Kiko can hardly wait for Sharon to come home from the US. He is sure that she will be back in time for his birthday on Aug. 24. Ah! Such “mega” love that will keep being “KIKO-nized.”

Aljur Abrenica (left) and Cindy Miranda

Aljur and Cindy turn on the heat in ‘Nerisa’

Even if Cindy Miranda has refuted allegations that she is the cause of Aljur Abrenica and Kylie Padilla’s breakup, her sexy movie with Aljur, “Nerisa,” which premieres on July 30 on Vivamax, would be quite intriguing to watch.

Are their love scenes so believable that’s why Cindy is being pinpointed as the third party? Just like the mysterious character she portrays, Nerisa, who’s blamed for misfortune on the island, Cindy is now the target of intrigues. Talk about life imitating art.

Here are some quotes from Aljur (A) and Cindy (C):

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C: I don’t want to be called a beauty queen-turned-sexy star. Beyond the sexy scenes, “Nerisa” is about woman empowerment. It’s written by “the” Ricky Lee, so the story has depth.

A: Since it’s my comeback after five years, it’s my most daring film to date. I fell in love with Obet, the character I portray in it. There is absolutely nothing he won’t do for the woman he loves.

C: Let’s face it, sex sells, especially now that we can stream movies in the comfort of our homes. Unlike when we watch sexy movies in theaters, where we can be judged by others for patronizing such films.

A: Our movie taught me that too much of anything is bad. There must be balance.

C: I want to be like the character I portray in our movie, especially where love matters are concerned. She is all in and all out.

A: Even if the film required me to leave my comfort zone, I was game because the script spoke to my heart.

James Yap

James Yap still recuperating after knee injury

James Yap was missed by basketball fans during the first game of his team, Rain or Shine, in the PBA’s (Philippine Basketball Association) 46th season, which finally kicked off last July 16. He is still recovering from a minor knee injury.

“I will miss five more games,” James says. “I want to play already because of the fans.”

Now that he is recuperating, the PBA superstar misses his girlfriend Mic Cazzola and their kids, MJ and Franzy, all the more. They’re still in Mic’s hometown in Italy.

According to James, they will be back next year. So, in jest, I asked him in his native dialect Hiligaynon, “Te, buhi binata ka gale subong, migo? Kanami ba?” (So, you are living the single life now, my friend? Is it nice?) He shot back, “Miga, gapahimuyong man ako. Di ko ya magka ara foul trouble, kumbaga sa basketball.” (Friend, I am behaving. I don’t want to have foul trouble, just like in basketball). We both had a good laugh. I always have a ball chatting with my fave baller friend. James is truly an MVP, even off the court… Most Valuable Pal.

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