2.28.2018

Central Pangasinan Adventist School's 80th Founding Anniversary and 1st Alumni Homecoming



Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, most especially to our distinguished guest, Pastor Jimmy Acosta, the former heads of our beloved school, the school board members spearheaded by Sir Vernie Decano, the members of the past and present teaching force, to the parents of our current students, and of course, to you, my fellow CPAS Alumni, who have dedicated your time and effort to celebrate with us in our 1st Grand Alumni Homecoming. Friends and guests, good evening. 

Last year, I received an invitation over Facebook for tonight’s event and there was pure excitement, as the idea of coming “home” and seeing people after a very long time was simply amazing. So, thank you to the organizers of this event. 

1.23.2018

Changing Partners Hits Mainstream Cinemas


Star Cinema culminates the month of January with the much-awaited mainstream theatrical release of the critically acclaimed musicale Changing Partners.

Directed by Dan Villegas and written by Lilit Reyes and Vince de Jesus, Changing Partners was an official multi-awarded entry to the 2017 Cinema One Originals Film Festival.

Based on a PETA musicale play of the same title created by Vincent De Jesus, Changing Partners revolves around Alex and Cris who are celebrating their first anniversary as a live-in couple. Though they are very much in love with each other despite their 15-year age gap, Alex and Cris navigate the different challenges that comes with their relationship. Changing Partners is a love story that is shown through the perspective of different genders, showing how a real relationship works.

John Woo's Masterpiece “A Better Tomorrow” Returns to Philippine Cinemas


Star Cinema releases “A Better Tomorrow,” a film adaptation of the original John Woo 1986-hit movie of the same title, this January.

The original movie, which has three sequels and a remake in Korea two years ago, established Woo as a prolific action director who has mastered the highly stylized actions. It has also launched Chow Yun-Fat to global stardom after winning Best Actor on the prestigious 6th Hong Kong Awards a year after the movie was screened.

12.16.2017

Ang Larawan gets a unanimous “A” from the Cinema Evaluation Board


“Ang Larawan,” the lone musical entry in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, has gotten a grade of “A” from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). 

The musical written by National Artist for Theater Rolando Tinio and composed by Ryan Cayabyab is the only film this year wherein all CEB eleven members who previewed gave the highest grade. The CEB summation stated, “It is seldom and rare that the members of the Board give a unanimous A to a film.“

Historic last La Naval procession in Intramuros recreated in the movie “Ang Larawan”


The Feast of the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary La Naval de Manila is one of the most awaited religious celebrations in the Philippines; its procession which begins in the Santo Domingo Church along Quezon Avenue, attracts droves of devotees. 

This much-revered tradition takes its roots in Intramuros, the Old Manila, when the Santo Domingo Church was located prior to the bombing of Manila in World War II.  The last La Naval procession in Intramuros is recreated in the movie “Ang Larawan,” one of the eight entries in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival, which begins on December 25. 

"Ang Larawan" Assembles Dream Cast of Musical Artists


There’s going to be plenty of “biritan” and “kantahan” in “Ang Larawan,” an entry in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival. “Ang Larawan” is the Filipino musical based on Nick Joaquin’s play A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino. Set in 1941 in Intramuros, it tells of how sisters Candida and Paula defiantly hold on to their father’s painting, and how their handsome boarder Tony Javier wants to change their minds.

11.19.2017

Rocco Nacino's All Out Surprise Under the Stars



Rocco Nacino made the netizens go loco when his Bench underwear photo finally came out – as it was certainly one of the most daring shoots of the retail giant’s campaign for their 30th anniversary. While Bench added a bunch of younger actors to go sexy with Bench Body, Rocco’s photo easily stood out.

And just when everyone thought it was Rocco’s most daring act yet, he surprised the whole nation when he appeared on stage during the most anticipated Bench Under the Stars Fashion Show last Saturday, November 18, at the Mall of Asia Arena. 

10.25.2017

Go Loco for Rocco as the Newest Bench Body Hunk

An unedited photo of Rocco Nacino, as he debuts as an underwear model with a bang!

Finally, talented actor Rocco Nacino is convinced to don the Bench Body underwear!

He has been part of the country's most popular local clothing brand, Bench, ever since he graduated from Starstruck V, and has been part of the clothing brand's always-anticipated bi-annual fashion show.

Rocco has always been one of the most sought-after hunks in the Kapuso Network, has appeared several times in the Cosmo Bash and in the past Bench denim and underwear fashion shows, but he always fills the fantasies of his audience just by going topless. Braver and bolder, Rocco is now up to challenging himself once more by going really sexy and daring in Bench underwear.

Love You to the Stars and Back on iflix



iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is thrilled to announce it has acquired SVOD rights to Star Cinema’s latest box-office hit, Love You to the Stars and Back. Starting October 30, iflix subscribers in the Philippines will be able to stream and download the latest romantic comedy offering from Star Cinema, unscheduled and on their own terms.

8.29.2017

Kristian Sarmiento, the dreamer to beat in the upcoming Gentlemen of the Philippines


A dreamer in Quezon Province is making a blast now in the pageantry as the upcoming competition, the 2017 Gentlemen of the Philippines, one of the promising search in the nation is about to come to its much-awaited finale.

His name is Kristian Sarmiento, 21 years old from Lucban, Quezon and stands 5 feet 10 inches who at this point of his life seems to be very motivated to bag a title in the national competition. This Mr. Quezon of 2013 believes that joining Gentlemen of The Philippines can help him build his confidence, overcome body issues, and further develop his personality. 

8.27.2017

Oh well.


I don’t know if anybody out there can relate, but I have a hard time with life. Sometimes. Sometimes it’s great, but a lot of times for me, it’s really hard.

No matter how I’m feeling, I always find myself struggling with certain stuff, or I find myself stuck in the same thing that keeps repeating over and over again and I’m just like, how am I going to end this? It’s that moment where you’re in it, and then you’re going to separate yourself from that situation and you look at it and you see it for what it is. Then you’re able to do something about it and realize that you have now broken out of that cycle. 

6.23.2017

Gerald and Arci Return in "Can We Still Be Friends"

From their blockbuster hit during their first pairing in 2016, Always Be My Maybe, Gerald Anderson and Arci Muñoz are back in the big screen with  another romantic story that anyone who has gone through long-term relationships and break-ups can relate to. In their latest movie, directed by Prime Cruz – who is also having his mainstream debut, Gerald and Arci help you give an answer to the magical question, “can you be friends with your ex?” in Can We Still Be Friends?



4.08.2017

Can't Help Falling in Love with KathNiel

The long wait is finally over as the country’s premier love team Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo returns to the silver screen in Star Cinema’s upcoming summer romantic movie titled Can’t Help Falling In Love.


Directed by box-office director Mae Cruz-Alviar and with story and screenplay by Carmi Raymundo and Kristine Gabriel, Can’t Help Falling In Love is the follow-up film of Daniel and Kathryn after the mammoth success of Barcelona: A Love Untold last year.

2.21.2017

Happy Break Up Movie



Viva artist, Donnalyn Bartolome, is once again giving the netizens another proof of her being the country's online princess - from being a video blogger, singer, songwriter and rapper, she is now launching her very first full-length Youtube movie, Happy Break Up. 

2.14.2017

My Ex and Whys with LizQuen

The most good-looking pair in Philippine cinema today, Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, continue to chase forever in Star Cinema's official Valentine offering, My Ex and Whys.  


Directed by box-office director Cathy Garcia-Molina, who is widely considered as an icon in the rom-com genre, My Ex And Whys marks her very first film project with LizQuen.