SENATOR Francis Pangilinan and Sharon Cuneta are not used to having Frankie, their eldest daughter, away from them, even if only for a short time.
No wonder, they have decided to accompany the girl to New York, where Frankie will be studying.
“Actually,” said a kibitzer, “parang bakasyon grande na rin ng Pangilinan family. Husband and wife also decided to bring with them their two younger children, Miel and Miguel.
“Sharon’s eldest, KC Concepcion, who is also abroad, joined them, too.”
Sharon is reportedly having a case of separation anxiety although Frankie is not her first child to study abroad.
KC studied at the American University of Paris where she earned her bachelor’s degree in International Communications.
The actress is currently involved into the design, production, and selling of jewelry.
While it has been almost a year since singer Julie Anne San Jose and actor Benjamin Alves broke up, it’s only now that she appears ready to talk about it.
Could it be because Benjamin is now in a relationship with model Chelsea Robato?
Benjamin was her first serious boyfriend, according to Julie Anne. But she does not need to have a relationship, she stressed, in order to be happy.
A graduate of Theater Arts from the University of the Philippines, Arci Muñoz, 30, wants to enroll again at UP.
Never mind, she enthused, if this will keep her busy, as she already is swamped with showbiz assignments. Right now, in fact, she is helping promote her movie with JC Santos, “Open,” which is a Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino entry.
“Sobrang sexy kami ni JC dito sa ‘Open,’” Arci revealed. “At parehong impressed kami sa direktor naming (referring to direk Andoy Ranay). Magaling siya.”
The movie is about Rome and Ethan, a couple who have been together for 14 years. When their union becomes boring, they explore the idea of having an open relationship.
Arci also has a new series, “Pamilya Ko,” with Sylvia Sanchez, Joey Marquez, Jairus Aquino, Maris Racal and JM de Guzman.
Many fans of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla are wondering why Star Cinema seems to have no plan of producing a movie for Daniel. And Daniel does not seem to mind it.
“Lalo pa nga,” said a fan, “at kumikita pa lalo ang ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye.’ At may balita pa ngang magkakaroon ito ng sequel.
“Hayan tuloy, Alden Richards is now being referred to as the new male superstar.”
There’s no doubt that Kathryn is the Box Office Queen.
“Well, baka naman may ibang plano si Daniel, kaya he doesn’t want to just focus on his showbiz career,” said someone close to Karla Estrada, Daniel’s mom.
“Kung sabagay, may iba na nga raw investments si Daniel. Kabilang na ang isang restaurant which is doing very well. Ang alam ko, lahat ng plano niya, kinu-consult niya muna sina Karla and, of course, Kathryn.”
How sad to hear that “Mina-Anudl” did not do well at the tills.
“Pero, bumawi ang pelikula sa mga good reviews na natanggap, especially dahil very timely ang theme,” said a kibitzer. “It’s about drugs and how easy to make money from it. But one who gets involved in it need to prepare for the concequences.”
For both their respective roles, Dennis Trillo and Jerald Napoles had to audition. “We play friends na may natuklasang inanod na probihitive drugs. Nag-ibang bigla ang pananaw namin sa buhay, nang matuklasan naming how easy we could make money out of it,” said Jerald.
Based on a true story, “Mina-Anud” is by director Kevin Go.