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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Judy Ann Santos on being Jamby’s ‘folly’: 'I was deeply hurt'

Actress Judy Ann Santos admits she was “deeply hurt” with the recent statement made by Sen. Maria Ana Consuelo "Jamby" Madrigal about the use of actors in election campaigns being “an insult to the Filipino intelligence.”

"Honestly...[I was hurt] with the words she used [and how she said] she regrets getting my services... Of course, I am not callous. I got hurt because I really believed she got my services [then] because she actually believed in me and it was a sincere offer," Judy Ann said.

Madrigal made her statement at the "Inquirer First Edition: Presidential Debates," organized by the Philippine Daily Inquirer and co-sponsored by Globe Telecom and the UP College of Mass Communication.

Without naming Santos, a celebrity she enlisted during her senatorial campaign in 2004, the re-electionist senator was quoted as saying thus: "I have seen the folly of my ways... I will not repeat [getting a celebrity endorser] because I do not believe you [must] repeat a mistake. But I also don't believe you should perpetuate lies that are perpetuated by a big budget."

Santos said she respects Madrigal’s opinion.

“I won’t prevent [her from sharing her opinion] nor will I pick a fight [with her], or even answer [the seeming challenge] as if I have no sense of gratitude. I am an educated person."

Asked how she found herself supporting Madrigal, who was then widely perceived as a mere unknown running solely on big bucks, Santos gave a succinct answer.

“I thought that it's okay. We were friends and she belongs to the same party as that of my Tatay Ron [the late Fernando Poe, Jr.]."

Santos denied it was all about the money. Madrigal reportedly paid her a hefty sum to appear in ads and join in political sorties.

“[My career] is not all about money. It’s not as if because I am from show business, there’s always money involved [with the services I give], no. Not all actors are the same. Please don’t lump us all in the same boat. It’s like saying that we weren’t brought up properly, schooled properly…and that we will only act, do something, when we get paid.”

Santos said she does not regret campaigning for the former senatorial candidate.

“I did it because I believed in her. It's just that, [I didn’t realize] she didn’t believe in me."

“Maybe before one endorses a politician, it is best that one should get to really know them first.”

Meanwhile, in a recent interview with DZMM, Madrigal clarified her stand on the matter saying she did not regret getting Santos' service during the 2004 senatorial campaign.

She made it clear that she is grateful for the part Santos played in that election, which allowed her to win a seat in the august halls of the senate.

Madrigal said she already thanked Santos personally twice—right after winning in 2004 and before announcing her candidacy for the May 2010 polls.

As to making a statement that decried the use of celebrity endorsers, Madrigal said she was simply emphasizing the need for people to focus more on the candidates' actual plans or platforms.
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Roxanne Guinoo to wed next year

Actress Roxanne Guinoo is altar-bound, TV host Boy Abunda announced via the talk show “Showbiz News Ngayon,” February 16.

“Magpapakasal na si Roxanne Guinoo next year,” he declared.

According to Abunda, the wedding was supposed to happen this year if not for a bit of "glitch."

“Dahil ang kanyang sister ay nag-asawa kaya medyo [dahil sa ating] pamahiin na 'sukob,' hindi sila puwedeng magpakasal ngayong taon.

"But I’m hoping Roxanne, if you’re watching... dinig ko ay ready ka na at ang iyong mapapangasawa na magpainterbyu sa amin dito sa 'SNN.' Isang tawag lamang. Salamat,” Abunda added.

Abunda is grateful that Roxanne chose to announce her forthcoming wedding through his shows.

“Sabihin mo lang kung gusto mo nang magpainterbyu. I’m really, really happy for you. Salamat sa iyong tiwala sa ‘The Buzz’ at sa ‘Showbiz News Ngayon’.”

Roxanne Guinoo has been less visible of late.

She backed out from "Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal" after refusing to do some intimate scene, which her role required. She had already taped a few episodes in the soap when she decided to quit.

According to reports, this is all because Guinoo's boyfriend, a rich non-showbiz Filipino-Chinese a few years her junior, is the jealous type.

Roxanne reportedly brought along this Chinese boyfriend to showbiz functions including the premiere night of “Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie.”

In the media huddle for "Precious Heart Romances" a few months ago, Roxanne disclosed how happy she was with him.

“Sa love life ko, wala na akong mahihiling pa. Tingin ko ganito ‘yung binigay ng Diyos sa akin. Lahat ng tao naghihirap sa love life, may mga pagdadaanan tayo. Ngayon nakabawi naman kasi masaya na ako. Tahimik ang love life, may trabaho, so sa tingin ko wala na akong mahihiling pang iba. Masaya ako sa minamahal ko ngayon at mamahalin ko siya nang sobra. Tahimik lang, masaya kaming ganito.”

Roxanne’s past loves include fellow Star Circle Quest finalist Joross Gamboa, and Jake Cuenca.
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StarStruck V finalist Enzo Pineda: "I don't want to be overconfident, but I want to be the next Ultimate Survivor."

Si Enzo Pineda ang ine-expect na makakakuha ng pinakamataas na text votes among the StarStruck V contenders dahil sa sinasabing siya ang pinakamayaman sa kanilang lahat bilang anak ni Eric Pineda, ang business manager ni Manny Pacquiao. Pero surprisingly, nang i-reveal ang accumulated text votes ng Final 6 for nine weeks last Sunday, February 14, ay napakalaki ng lamang ni Steven Silva sa kanyang mga kalaban. Pumangalawa si Diva Montelaba at pangatlo lang si Enzo.

Ganunpaman, masaya pa rin si Enzo dahil nakasama siya sa Final 5, kasama sina Steven, Diva, Rocco Nacino at Sarah Lahbati. Pero kabado rin daw siya dahil ilang araw na lang at Final Judgment na nila sa Araneta Coliseum.

"Excited at the same time, enjoy na lang din po kami rito sa StarStruck. Pero siyempre po, hindi mawawala ang kaba kapag Final Judgment na. Pero of course, we have to do our best. It's the Final 5. We all deserve to be here, so we all have to prove ourselves to be the next Ultimate Survivors," sabi ni Enzo nang makausap siya ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sa presscon para sa Final 5 ng StarStruck V last Monday, February 15.

Four months din daw ang itinagal ng kumpetisyon nila sa StarStruck V.

"For me, noong pumasok ako sa StarStruck, very positive akong tao," ani Enzo. "At the same time, mas naging strong ako as a person to handle intriga. I have so much to prove sa mga tao. Again, yung family ko, sinasabi na mayaman ako. Pero yun ang point dun, e, yun ang challenge ko rito sa StarStruck. Yun ang hirap na pinagdadaanan ko."

Feeling niya ba, naging hindrance pa sa kanya ang katotohanang mayaman ang pamilya niya kaya may tendency ang viewers to favor yung mas wala kesa sa kanya?

"For me, it's not a hindrance kasi ito pa ang nagpu-push sa akin to prove harder. At saka nakita naman po ng mga tao, yung votes ni Steven, 540,000 plus, at yung sa akin, 370,000 plus. So, obvious po na hindi ko ginagamit ang pera ng pamilya ko to be here in StarStruck," saad ni Enzo.

Pero ngayong malapit na ang Final Judgment, gagamitin na ba niya kung anumang resources meron ang pamilya niya?

"Of course, hindi ko po maiiwasan na tulungan ako ng family ko. Not just sa text voting na namimigay ng pera. Of course, nagte-text ang mommy ko. Kahit yung dad ko, masakit na nga raw ang daliri kaka-text niya!" natatawang sabi ni Enzo.

OFFERING HIMSELF TO PEOPLE. Ano ang mga nabago sa kanya since he joined StarStruck V?

"Nabago in the sense na marami po akong taong na-inspire. Yun naman po ang habol ko, e. I love performing. I love inspiring other people and, for me, I did a good job in doing that. I'm here not because of fame, fortune, money. I'm here because I love to work and this is my passion.

"At the same time, this is the best opportunity to improve myself. Kumbaga, ang priest, ino-offer niya ang sarili niya sa altar. Ako, as a performer, I offer myself sa stage to inspire other people and share God-given talent," saad ng 19-year-old StarStruck survivor.

Sa palagay ba niya, siya ang tatanghaling Ultimate Male Survivor?

"I don't want to be overconfident, but I want to be the next Ultimate Survivor and I believe in myself," sagot ni Enzo. "Hindi ko ine-expect na nandun ako, mananalo ako, but I want to the next. Nandun ang gutom ko to be the next... Pero at the same time, my goal doesn't end there. After ng StarStruck, marami pa pong challenges na darating and I'm looking forward to that."

Kung hindi man daw siya ang palaring manalo, he will always consider being in StarStruck as a blessing.

"I will still gonna feel blessed. Good opportunity, nag-improve ako, so parang what more can you expect? Ang dami mo nang na-receive, sobrang dami mo nang blessing na nakuha. And at the same time, you don't have to win this competition to be the next Ultimate Survivor. At the same time, nandito ka na, so i-prove mo na talaga na ikaw talaga ang Ultimate Survivor."

Ano ang edge niya sa mga kalaban niyang sina Steven Silva at Enzo Pineda.

"For me, my edge is my personality," sagot niya. "Ang talent naman po, nandiyan. Lahat naman po ng tao may talento. Pero it's how you use it. It's your personality. Maraming tao na talentado ngayon, pero sinasayang lang nila ang talents nila. So, it's an ongoing process."

ENZO'S CHOICE. Sina Marky Cielo at Aljur Abrenica ang idols ni Enzo among the StarStruck graduates.

"For me, sina Marky at Aljur, halos pantay lang po sila. Magaling silang umarte, at the same time, si Aljur marunong kumanta. Si Marky naman, magaling sumayaw. Very successful sila," sabi ni Enzo.

Si Sarah Lahbati naman ang choice ni Enzo na maging Ultimate Female Survivor. Idagdag pa rito na very vocal din ang binata sa kanyang admiration for Sarah.

"Of course, gusto ko siya," pag-amin niya. "Start pa lang ng StarStruck, sinabi ko nang gusto ko siya. Of course, nagkailangan kami and nagkaroon ng problems before. Pero now, friends muna. But yun nga, gusto ko siya. So, step by step. For me, masaya siya dahil friends kami. Pero hindi po namin iniisip yung mga ligawan for now."
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Rich Asuncion has yet to get her cash prize as last year's Bb. Pilipinas 1st runner-up

Last year ay naging first runner-up sa Binibining Pilipinas ang StarStruck alumna na si Rich Asuncion. Pero nang tanungin ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) kung sasali siya ulit para makakuha ng title ay lumabas ang mga hinaing niya.

"Hindi, hindi na ako sasali...stress! Hindi ko pa nakukuha ang premyo nila, hindi pa. As in wala pa," pagsisiwalat ni Rich nang makausap namin siya sa presscon ng Panday Kids kagabi, February 16, sa Studio 5 ng GMA Network Center.

Ayon kay Rich, P175,000 daw ang kabuuang premyo niya mula sa Bb. Pilipinas. Bilang first runner-up ay P75,000 ang cash prize na matatanggap niya at bilang Ms. Natasha, isang special award, ay makakakuha rin daw siya dapat ng P100,000. Pero wala pa raw nakukuha maski singko.

"Kaya nga, e, di ba? Pina-follow-up ko lagi. Tumatawag ako lagi, e. Sabi nga nila... Kasi may Boardwalk ako [endorsement], tapos Natasha yung napanalunan ko, yung 100 thousand cash kaya sinasabi nila... Sabi ko, 'Ayoko, hindi ako papayag.' Pinaglalaban ko. Dapat bukod yun.

"Tapos yung 75,000 naman, sinasabi nila na hindi daw ibibigay sa akin kasi hindi daw ako sumasali sa mga events nila. Well, in fact, hindi naman nila ako tinatawagan. At saka okay na rin kasi gusto ko ring magtrabaho, di ba, para makaipon naman ako. Kung nandun ako sa kanila, walang ano sa akin. Magpapaganda lang ako nang magpapaganda, pero wala naman akong pera," sunud-sunod na litanya ni Rich.

Sa March 7 ay may bago na namang batch ng candidates na makikipag-compete para sa tatlong titles ng Bb. Pilipinas—Bb. Pilipinas-Universe, Bb. Pilipinas-World, at Bb. Pilipinas-International.

"Meron na silang mga bagong bibigyan ng prize, malapit na, di ba?," sabi ni Rich. "Pati si Bianca [Pamela Bianca Manalo, Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2009] kakabigay lang... Pati yung Universe, yung Natasha niya, kakabigay lang last week. So, di ba? Sakit sa ulo! Lagi akong nagpa-follow-up, laging sinasabi, 'Sige next week...ganun-ganun, sige.' Hanggang umabot na ngayon."

May mensahe ba si Rich sa mga taga-Binibining Pilipinas Charities?

"Ang sasabihin ko lang sa kanila, I have to get my prize because I deserve it. Di ba?"

Umabot ba siya sa punto na inisip niyang magdemanda?

"Well, pumasok na rin 'yan sa isip ko, pero masyado nang mabigat. Parang hassle na naman, di ba? Pero one year na, e. Pero hopeful pa rin ako na sana ibigay na nila," sabi niya.

Kaugnay ng hinaing ni Rich, isang talent scout ng mga sumasali sa Bb. Pilipinas ang nakausap ng PEP. Ayon sa kanya, hindi raw talaga ibinibigay nang buo ang cash prize na napapanalunan ng winners at maging ng runners-up. Kailangan din daw talagang um-attend sila ng activities ng Bb. Pilipinas.

ALJUR ABRENICA. Dumako naman ang usapan namin sa hindi pa rin mamatay-matay na isyu sa kanila ng ka-batch niya sa StarStruck na si Aljur Abrenica. Diretsahang tinanong ng PEP si Rich kung totoong break na sila ni Aljur.

"Ako, ayoko na lang magsabit-sabit ng ibang tao. Basta ako po ngayon, single ako at okay na po akong makipag-date. Dati? Hindi, hindi ako nakikipag-date dati," sagot niya.

Kailan siya naging single at puwede nang makipag-date ulit?

"Pagpasok ng Bagong Taon."

Nagkaroon ba sila ng relasyon ni Aljur?

"Hindi!" bulalas niya.

So, walang dahilan para magkaselosan sila? May intriga kasing may selosan sa pagitan nila ng ka-love team ni Aljur na si Kris Bernal.

"Wala."Bakit sila na-link ni Aljur?

"Ewan ko sa kanila!" tawa niya. "Ewan ko sa inyo. Hindi naging kami."

Hindi rin daw siya niligawan ni Aljur.

"Wala, as in wala."

So, hindi totoong kapag nagkikita sila ni Kris sa SOP ay nag-iisnaban sila?

"Nagbebeso kami, e. Dyusko!" sambit ni Rich.

Pero aminado si Rich na naapektuhan siya ng mga intriga sa kanilang tatlo nina Aljur at Kris. Inaakusahan kasi siyang naninira ng love team.

"Naapektuhan in a sense na ayokong nasasabit sa, alam ninyo yun, sa mga...yung pag-angat nila na parang yung feeling ko, ako yung nagpapababa o humihila. E, hindi naman, kasi ang bait-bait ko nga. Parang ganun, e. Wala naman akong ginagawa. Nasasaktan ako na dinadamay ang pangalan ko sa ganyan," saad niya.

Kasama si Rich sa upcoming telefantasya ng GMA-7 na Panday Kids, na magsisimula nang mapanood sa February 22.
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PBB Double Up winner Melai Cantiveros answers intrigue that she was ABS-CBN's "bet to win"

Katatapos lang ideklara si Melisa "Melai" Cantiveros bilang Big Winner ng Pinoy Big Brother Double Up noong Sabado, February 13, sa Ninoy Aquino Stadium sa Pasay City. Pero paglabas pa lang niya ng Bahay ni Kuya ay sinalubong na agad siya ng iba't ibang mga intriga.

Nagkaroon ng pagkakataon si Melai na linawin ang mga isyung ito nang ma-interview siya ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at iba pang press sa presscon para sa Big 5 na kinabibilangan din nina Paul Jake Castillo, Jason Francisco, Johan Santos, at Tibo Jumalon. Ginanap ang presscon sa mismong Bahay ni Kuya malapit sa ABS-CBN last Monday, Feb. 15.

NETWORK'S BET? Unang nilinaw ni Melai ang isyung niluto lang daw ng ABS-CBN ang pagkapanalo niya dahil siya umano ang bet o gusto ng Kapamilya network na manalo.

"Niluto? Hindi ko nga lubos maisip kung nanalo ba talaga ako. Pero ang masasabi ko po doon is luto ba talaga? Sige, kung luto talaga, kainin na lang po natin!" pakengkoy na sagot ni Melai.

Pero aniya, "Wala na po akong magawa. Ako na po ang in-announce. Tanggapin na lang. Hindi naman po siguro gagawin ng ABS yun."

Malaki naman ang paniwala ni Melai na ibinoto talaga siya ng taumbayan kaya siya nanalo.

"Siguro marami lang talaga ang bumoto sa akin. Siyempre, sobra akong nagpapasalamat sa lahat ng mga sumuporta. I love you all!" sambit niya.

WRONG ENGLISH. Sunod na ipinaliwanag ni Melai ang tungkol sa mali-mali niyang pagsasalita ng English. Para sa marami ay naging katawa-tawa, pero meron din mga taong kumukuwestiyon dito dahil ang pagkakakilala nila kay Melai ay bilang English teacher.

Ayon kay Melai, ang totoo ay practicing teacher o student teacher pa lang talaga siya dahil hindi pa nga niya natatapos ang kurso niya sa kolehiyo na Education.

"Practicing teaching pa lang ako. Hindi pa talaga ako teacher. Hindi pa ako nakapasa sa exam," sabi niya.

Alam na ng lahat na mabilis siyang magsalita. Kapag kaharap ba niya ang mga estudyante niya ay marahan siyang magsalita?

"Ganito na po talaga yung buka ng bibig ko. Pero pag English po, natatawa rin po yung mga students ko kasi parang ganun-ganun daw ako magsalita. Pero ginagawa ko po ang lahat, nire-ready ko po ang sarili ko bago ako pumasok sa classroom," kuwento ni Melai.

Babalik pa ba siya sa pag-aaral at tatapusin ang kurso niyang Education?

"Siyempre, gusto ko ring tapusin," sagot niya. "Kung wala po akong raket, tatapusin ko po talaga yun para ma-encourage talaga ako para maka-graduate talaga ako ng college. Pero kung magkakaraket ako, siguro tatapusin ko na lang kung wala akong raket. Pero kasi old curriculum pa yung iniwan ko kaya baka pag bumalik ako second year ulit ako."

RELATIONSHIP WITH JASON IS NO STRATEGY. Ano ang masasabi niya na strategy lang daw nila ni Jason ang kanilang relationship at loveteam sa loob ng Bahay ni Kuya para makakuha ng boto sa mga tao?

"Ang masasabi ko lang, siyempre hindi yun strategy. Over naman yun sa strategy. May nagkaka-inlaban bang strategy? Hindi kami masyadong nagko-close-close noong umpisa, kasi nga baka yung ibang housemates ma-out of place na sa amin. Kasi nga, parati nga kaming magkasama. Ang masasabi ko lang sa strategy, hindi po strategy."

Willing ba siyang i-give up ang relationship niya with Jason para sa kanyang career?

"Hindi po all over!" sagot niya. "Sabi ko nga, sobra na akong happy na nakilala ko yung mga housemates at saka si Jason. Ang kuwan lang natin sa mundo is maging happy ka. Itong career, hindi naman po ito forever. Ang kuwan ko talaga is yung maging happy ako sa buhay ko.

"Sa amin ni Jason, kung makahadlang ang career, bye na lang sa career. Pero kung okay naman ang career at kami ni Jason, e, di go. Puwede naman po sigurong pagsabayin."

MELAI VS. POKWANG? Nasa loob pa lang ng PBB house si Melai ay ikinukumpara na siya sa komedyanang si Pokwang. Kaya naman unti-unti ring may nabubuong kumpetisyon sa kanilang dalawa. Paano naman tinatanggap ni Melai ang kumpetisyon with Pokwang?

"Siyempre, nahihiya po ako," sabi niya. "Kasi bakit may kumpetisyon, e, hindi naman kami nagku-compete? Hindi naman po kami nagku-compete sa takbuhan. Nahihiya po ako sa kanya kasi bakit naman po ganun ang mga tao."

Nagkaharap na sila ni Pokwang nang mag-guest ang Big 5 sa Wowowee last Monday, February 15. Ano ang naging reaksiyon niya?

"Ang masasabi ko lang po, nahihiya po ako kay Ms. Pokwang. Idol ko po kasi siya. Nakakatawa po kasi siya sa Wowowee. Lalo na si Sir Willie [Revillame] po."

Ano naman ang sabi ni Pokwang sa kanya?

"Good luck po daw. Wish niya daw the best sa aking buhay."

READY TO FIGHT FOR HER FAMILY. Dahil open naman siyang pasukin ang showbiz ay hindi maiiwasang madamay sa ilang intriga ang kanyang pamilya. Natatakot ba siya na mangyari ito sa pamilya niya?

"Hindi naman ako takot," sabi ni Melai. "Si Mama naman kasi nakakatawa naman yun, kasi nga artista na raw ako. Siguro ang masasabi ko lang sa kanila is, 'Maging ready na lang kayo, Ma.' Kasi ako ready naman ako."

Handa ba siyang ipaglaban ang pamilya niya sa mga mang-iintriga sa kanila?

"Ipaglaban ko talaga nang patayan ang pamilya ko. Pero takot din po ako pumatay. Kaya sana huwag na lang nilang intrigahin ang pamilya ko. Mahal na mahal ko po kasi sila."
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Panday Kids's Buboy Villar dismisses rivalry issue with Zaijian Jaranilla

Robert "Buboy" Villar had no inkling on the role he would play in the continuously expanding Panday franchise.

Although he was part of the modern movie adaptation shown last year at the 35th Metro Manila Film Festival, Ang Panday, Buboy's role was relatively minor as compared to the other big stars tapped to give life to the story of the iconic blacksmith.

The blockbuster success of the film version which starred Bong Revilla Jr. encouraged GMA-7 to come up with a spin-off meant this time for primetime viewing. But instead of rehashing previous installments, the network has decided to modernize the legend by introducing new characters who will represent a new generation of superheroes.

ACTION BUBOY. "Masyado po akong natuwa," said Buboy about his feeling when his mom broke the good news.

Joining Buboy in giving face to Panday Kids are newcomers Julian Trono and Sabrina Man.

Also part of the cast are Marvin Agustin, Iza Calzado, JC de Vera, Gelli de Belen, Polo Ravales, Ryan Eigenmann, Jackie Rice, Jose Manalo, Tirso Cruz III, Pen Medina, Marissa Delgado, Nanette Inventor, Bernard Palanca, Isabel Granada, Rich Asuncion, Akihiro Sato, and Jolina Magdangal.

The series, which will premiere on February 22, had a grand press conference last night at Studio 5 of GMA Network Center in Quezon City.

Buboy is no stranger to delivering and witnessing action scenes. Most of Buboy's previous television projects are of the action-fantasy genre like Super Twins (2007), Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan (2007), Zorro (2009), and Darna (2009). Even his old project with ABS-CBN, Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkanto, back in 2007 leaned in that direction.

The pressure placed on Buboy's young shoulders is undeniable. Playing the lead means additional responsibility and dedication. He has to undergo fight training for the role of Oliver.

Is it hard playing a lead role, given all the demands and expectations from top management?

"Hindi naman po... Masaya rin po maging bida," Buboy quickly replied.

NO RIVALRY WITH ZAIJIAN. Buboy is being considered as one of the Kapuso network's top child stars. It's inevitable for him to be pitted against ABS-CBN's own bet, Zaijian Jaranilla of May Bukas Pa fame.

The supposed rivalry between the two continues to tickle the viewers fancy. Here is Santino (Zaijian's character in May Bukas Pa), the religious soft-spoken boy against the street-smart Ding (Buboy's role in Darna)—two contrasting images that shape a child-star rivalry in modern television.

A television commercial produced by a popular milk brand featuring Buboy and Zaijian failed, however, to stop the brewing competition.

"Nakakausap ko naman po siya," Buboy told the entertainment press. Everything went well during the commercial shoot, "Nagbibiruan naman po kami."

Nevertheless, the rivalry is not lost on Buboy who's aware that he and Zaijian are being pitted against each other by the media. Being asked about Zaijian has in fact become commonplace for the tan-skinned child star.

"Opo. nararamdaman ko po 'yon," admitted Buboy about the so-called rivalry. Turning serious and sounding like a grown-up, Buboy continued, "Pero wala po sa akin 'yon."
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AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (Feb. 12-16): Darna zooms back to No. 1; PBB Double Up finale a big winner

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs from February 12 to 16, based on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

February 12, Friday


Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) 7.5%; StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 12.5%; Showtime (ABS-CBN) 19.1%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 21.7%; Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) 15.2%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 20.4%

Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) 15.3%; Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) 12.4%

StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 14.9%; Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) 15.1%; Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 11.2%; Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 9.7%

Wow Hayop (GMA-7) 9.1%; Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Uber (ABS-CBN) 11.8%

Family Feud (GMA-7) 10.3%; Love Is Only in the Movies (ABS-CBN) 11.7%


First Time (GMA-7) 18.2%; Tanging Yaman (ABS-CBN) 18%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 27.4%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 27.3%

Darna (GMA-7) 31.9%; Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) 31.8%

The Last Prince (GMA-7) 29.9%; Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) 29.6%

Full House (GMA-7) 27.6%; Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) 27.5%

StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 24.4%; Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) 24.4%; Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) 26.6%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 13.8%

Bubble Gang (GMA-7) 15.8%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 7.2%

February 13, Saturday (Incomplete data)


Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) 10.7%; Showtime (ABS-CBN) 17.9%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 22.6%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 19.3%

Startalk (GMA-7) 9.6%; Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) 9.9%; Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) 8.4%

Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) 12.3%; Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 12.5%


Pinoy Records (GMA-7) 14.3%; TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN) 17.3%

StarStruck V Dream Believe Survive (GMA-7) 15.3%; Pepeng Agimat (ABS-CBN) 18.7%

Bitoy's ShoWWWtime (GMA-7) 12.9%; Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) 21.9%

Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) 19%; Imbestigador (GMA-7) 18.7%; Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) 35.6%

Cool Center Hello It's Me! (GMA-7) 7.8%; GMA Weekend Report (GMA-7) 5%; Banana Split (ABS-CBN) 13.3%

Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman (GMA-7) 2.1%; The Bottom Line With Boy Abunda (ABS-CBN) 4.3%

February 14, Sunday (Incomplete data)


Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) 6.5%; Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) 8.6%

Kapuso Movie Festival: Walang Kapalit (GMA-7) 11.2%; Kapuso Movie Festival: When I Met U (GMA-7) 21.6%; Pinoy Power 3 (ABS-CBN) 22.5%

SOP (GMA-7) 10.5%; ASAP XV (ABS-CBN) 18.7%

Showbiz Central (GMA-7) 10.6%; The Buzz (ABS-CBN) 19.3%


Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) 18.4%; Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) 21.8%

StarStruck V: Dream Believe Survive (GMA-7) 20.6%; Rated K (ABS-CBN) 25%

Mel & Joey (GMA-7) 17.7%; Sharon (ABS-CBN) 17.3%

Bandaoke! Rock 'N Roll To Millions (GMA-7) 11.2%; Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) 18.5%

Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) 9.2%; TV Patrol Linggo (ABS-CBN) 13.9%

SNBO (GMA-7) 8.3%; Sunday's Best (ABS-CBN) 4.9%

February 15, Monday


Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 4.7%; Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 5.6%; Mr. Bean (ABS-CBN) 4%

Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 6%; Gintama (ABS-CBN) 3.6%

Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) 4.9%; Naruto Shippuuden (ABS-CBN) 4.9%

Kekkaishi (GMA-7) 6.8%; Knock Out (GMA-7) 8.6%; Miss No Good (ABS-CBN) 4.2%

Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) 8%; StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 14%; Showtime (ABS-CBN) 16.7%


Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 20.9%; Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) 15.8%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 19.5%

Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) 14.4%; StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 13.9%; Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) 13%

Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) 14.8%; Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 9.7%; Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 8%

Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) 7.6%; Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Uber In Love (ABS-CBN) 8.8%

Family Feud (GMA-7) 12.3%; The Substitute Bride (ABS-CBN) 10.2%


First Time (GMA-7) 20.8%; Tanging Yaman (ABS-CBN) 17.5%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 29.3%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 26.5%

Darna (GMA-7) 32.1%; Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) 31.3%

The Last Prince (GMA-7) 31.1%; Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) 30.3%

Full House (GMA-7) 29%; Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) 28.1%

StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 24.4%; Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) 20.7%; Rubi (ABS-CBN) 23.4%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 12.4%

Saksi (GMA-7) 11.3%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 8.2%

I Witness (GMA-7) 5.8%; XXX (ABS-CBN) 6.9%

February 16, Tuesday


Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 5.5%; Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 5.6%; Mr. Bean (ABS-CBN) 4.2%

Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 7.3%; Gintama (ABS-CBN) 3.1%

Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) 6.6%; Naruto Shippuuden (ABS-CBN) 3.8%

Kekkaishi (GMA-7) 5.8%; Knock Out (GMA-7) 7.4%; Miss No Good (ABS-CBN) 2.9%

Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) 8.9%; StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 13.1%; Showtime (ABS-CBN) 16.5%


Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 19.8%; Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) 17.1%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 20.3%

Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) 15.6%; StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 13.8%; Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) 14.6%

Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) 15.5%; Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 10.8%; Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 8.3%

Laf En Rol (GMA-7) 8.7%; Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Uber In Love (ABS-CBN) 10.8%

Family Feud (GMA-7) 13.9%; The Substitute Bride (ABS-CBN) 12.8%


First Time (GMA-7) 21.1%; Tanging Yaman (ABS-CBN) 19.9%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 30.8%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 28%

Darna (GMA-7) 34.5%; Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) 31.6%

The Last Prince (GMA-7) 33.3%; Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) 31.9%

Full House (GMA-7) 29.7%; Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) 30%

StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 22.1%; Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) 21.6%; Rubi (ABS-CBN) 25.8%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 13.9%

Saksi (GMA-7) 11.3%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 6.6%

Reporter's Notebook (GMA-7) 7.4%; The Correspondents (ABS-CBN) 3.8%
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