Courtesy of Tony Paat
It is not unusual in Bb. Pilipinas to have the top titleholder dethroned with another winner lesser in rank taking over her place. 1991 must have been one of the earlier years that set the stronger precedent when Anjanette Abayari was replaced (due to citizenship issues if memory serves me right) by Miss Maja Pilipinas Alou Gonzales who went on to represent us in Miss Universe won by Lupita Jones and which had singer Kuh Ledesma as one of the judges. I say stronger precedent because back in 1984, Miss Maja Pilipinas Bella Nachor represented us in Miss International when 24 year-old Catherine Jane Brummitt was turned down by the Japanese organizers due to age disqualification.
At any rate, I reckon that things would have turned out differently for our participation had Bb. Pilipinas International Patty Betita been sent instead. After all, she was almost confident of getting the Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1991 crown until a late-filing Abayari entered the picture, became Candidate No. 3 and spoiled things for her.
Courtesy of Xianghua Yun-Seong
It is not wont in this blog’s nature to vigorously promote a new teleserye premiering on Philippine TV. But I will make a rare exception with “My Husband’s Lover” because never before has such a daring theme been used full-blown for an entire season. Love triangles of the two-men-fighting-over-the-same-woman type come and go. But not the man-and-woman-fighting-over-the-same-man spin. Given the small screen-sensitive subject matter, the MTRCB has approved its airing with a rating of SPG (Strict Parental Guidance) and a late primetime sched. I’d like to see how far they will push the free-tv-envelope, so to speak.
Watch the teaser below:
Courtesy of GMAKapusoTV
“My Husband’s Lover” is created by Suzette Doctolero (of “Amaya” and “Indio” fame) and directed by Dominic Zapata. It stars Dennis Trillo (the gay lover), Carla Abellana (the wife) and (ex-ABS-CBN talent) Tom Rodriguez (the gay husband) together with a powerhouse cast led by Chanda Romero, Glydel Mercado, Victor Basa, Roi Vinzon, Pancho Magno, Bettina Carlos, Karel Marquez, Kevin Santos and (the TV acting comeback of) Ms. Kuh Ledesma. It will premiere tonight on GMA-7 at around 9:45PM.
Do watch the pilot week and see if it will merit your continuous support for the next couple of months. 😉
Tune in your TV sets tonight to GMA-7’s SNBO as it will be airing its Christmas Special for 2009 titled “After the Rain – a Hopeful Christmas with Regine.”
Regine Velasquez will be hosting the musical-documentary which will pay homage to the resilient spirit of the Filipino which got hit by natural calamities after natural calamities this year. She will be joined by Jaya, Kuh Ledesma, Pops Fernandez, JayR, Kyla and La Diva with special performances from other GMA-7 artists Eva Castillo, Frenchesca Farr, Julie Ann San Jose, Mae Flores, Moymoy Palaboy, Jude Matthew Servilla, Shane Velasco, Yassi, Kris Angelica dela Cruz, and Kiddiewockees plus the University of the Philippines Concert Chorus, Mandaluyong Children’s Choir and IIAF Development Group.
The taping of the concert was attended by almost 800 victims from the typhoon-devastated cities and provinces such as Rizal, Laguna, Pasig, Marikina and Pangasinan. They were fetched from evacuation centers and transported to GMA Network’s Studio 7 for a special dinner party before the show.
Below is the teaser for the Christmas Special:
video courtesy of YouTube/dee88
Don’t forget! “After the Rain” will start right after “Show Me the Manny.”