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    Friends of Angelica Panganiban are rejoicing that the actress seems to have totally gotten over her ex-boyfriend, Carlo Aquino.

    “It’s noticeable that even the news that Carlo brings his girlfriend Trina Candazo to showbiz functions does now seem to bother her,” noted a friend. “And it’s not because she seems ready to fall in love again. She would herself say it’s because she is satisfied with how her career is going.

    “And it’s true,” continued Angelica’s friend, “‘Unbreakable,’ her movie with Bea Alonzo and Richard Gutierrez, is not only making good at the box-office, but it is also getting a lot of good feedback, especially Angelica’s performance.

    “Angelica agrees that her experiences in love have helped make her mature as an actress,” the friend ended.
    Angelica is 33 years old.

    ***

    Young actors Nash Aguas and McCoy de Leon have become business owners.

    Nash, 21, owns and manages two Japanese restaurants, one located in Cavite City and another one in Tagaytay.

    McCoy owns a Lugaw Republic franchise which is located along Dapitan Street in Sampaloc, Manila.

    “Someone helps manage the business when I have shootings,” McCoy related. “Aaminin ko na higit na mas malaki ang kinikita ko sa showbiz. But somehow, having a business assures you of a daily income – which I welcome, as I help my family sa mga pangangailangan namin araw-araw.”

    McCoy is part of the movie, “The Heiress,” with Sunshine Cruz, Janella Salvador and Maricel Soriano.

    ***

    Long-time friends Maricel Soriano and Sylvia Sanchez caught up with each other recently.
    The two actresses have enjoyed 29 years of friendship.

    “Kahit ‘di kami madalas magkita,” volunteered Sylvia. “We both used to work for Mother Lily’s Regal Films, remember? Big, big star na noon si Maricel, but she never made me feel I was a lesser star than she was. Kaya, na-miss ko siya, all the years that we’ve not seen each other. Sana, magkatrabaho kami, even sa TV lang. I was telling nga my son, Arjo (Atayde), that he was lucky he had the chance to work with his Tita Maricel (in ‘The General’s Daughter’).

    “Well, Arjo simply adores his Tita Maricel,” she continued. At pangarap niyang makatrabaho niyang muli si Tita Maricel niya.”

    ***

    Janella Salvador has revealed that her current boyfriend, Marcus Paterson, has met her parents, rock singer Juan Miguel Salvador and former “Miss Saigon” star Jenine Desiderio.

    “And, so far, wala naman silang bad comment about him,” said Janella. “Siguro, na-realize din nila na 21 years old na ako kaya, I’m sort of matured na rin, even when it comes to love.”

    Janella has also met Marcus’ British dad and Filipina mom.

    ***

    Charo Santos Concio has every reason to feel proud.

    Francis Cancio, the elder of her two sons with husband Cesar Concio, is the musical director of two currently-showing films – Star Cinema’s “Unbreakable” and Regal Entertainment’s “The Heiress.”

    “Unbreakable” is a romance-drama starring Bea Alonzo, Angelica Panganiban, Richard Gutierrez and Ian Veneracion and directed by Mae Cruz-Alviar. The horror “The Heiress,” meanwhile, stars Maricel Soriano, Sunshine Cruz, McCoy de Leon and Janella Salvador and is directed by Frasco Mortiz, the son of actor-producer and director Edgar Mortiz and Charo’s youngest sister, Milette.

    Francis is the dad of the two young girls, shown singing with Charo in an endorsement for a medical ad.

    His wife, Carla, is a talent manager and songwriter.

    ***

    Actor, host, and singer- dancer Jerald Napoles recently signed a five-year contract with Viva Artist Agency (VAA), managed by Veronique Corpuz.

    Jerald was under Triple A Management for eight years. Triple A is the talent arm of TAPE, Inc., which is headed by producer Tony Tuviera. TAPE produces the long-running noontime show, “Eat Bulaga.”

    Jerald says he is looking forward to doing a movie with his girlfriend, Kim Molina, who is the lead of the year’s surprise hit, “Jowable.” He was Kim’s boyfriend in the blockbuster movie.

    The couple have been together for five years. They met, grew close and fell in love while appearing in a stage play.

    Aside from Kim, Jerald wants to work with Sarah Geronimo and Nadine Lustre, both VAA talents like.

    “Sana makagawa rin ako ng action,” he said. “Sana with Coco Martin.”

    Jerald and Coco became friends when Jerald got included in the cast of FPJ’s “Ang Probinsyano.”