Merlita Banayo, office employee: “Richard Yap is living proof that talent still wins out over age. At 45, he must be the oldest ‘newcomer’ who can still make women like me swoon each time his handsome tsinito mien is seen on ‘Be Careful With My Heart.’”
Generose Tubat, televiewer: “It was a pleasant sight to see Helen Gamboa singing and dancing on ‘Sarah G. Live.’ ‘Walang Hanggan’s’ famous kontrabida was a musical star in her prime.
“It would be great if the show features the likes of Amapola, Marilen Martinez, Maricris Bermont and Pilar Pilapil, who once hosted a TV musical.”
James Martin, music teacher: “The musical-theater community is in a tizzy over the upcoming ‘Miss Saigon’ auditions. Lea Salonga became a star when she was chosen to play Kim in the musical. Who will rise to the occasion this time? Abangan.”
Teresa Sia, film enthusiast: “Next month’s Metro Manila Film Festival is risky for small and independent producers. They’re up against perennial horror and fantasy-adventure entries that dominate the box office during the Christmas season.
“We always complain about the festival’s mediocre entries, but are we doing our share in patronizing the better films in its roster? It’s time to walk the talk—we, ‘choosy’ moviegoers, will be better for it!”
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