There comes a time in your career/life when you realize that the most important thing is to have the opportunity to be able to “give back” to your peers and to future generations/artists, in the same way that you were lucky to receive.
In all my years of acting onstage (since 1983) and professionally onscreen (1987) I have come to realize the main difference in the quality of training we had then, and what currently striving (and struggling) actors have now, is the fundamental lack of a “mentorship program”, or just having plain,...
It has long been my wish to do something more meaningful for my birthday and to be able to share with less fortunate children. This wish finally came to pass through the help of Gawad Kalinga Kalusugan ( a feeding program at their multi-purpose hall in Barangay Pinagsama, Phase 2, in Taguig last March 17, 2011.)
Pinky with her GK “Angels” Rosan Cruz and Roxanne Kardouche
Together with friends Roxanne Kardouche from L.A. and Rosan Cruz we trooped down to Taguig and with the coordination of Kuya Raul Ramiterre, we fed 70...
I was probably the most excited early this year, when Tata Nanding Josef (Artistic Director of Tanghalang Pilipino) asked me to join the cast of the 7th re-run of the Original Filipino musical “Zsa Zsa Zaturnah, Ze Muzikal, Vack with a Vengeance” as Queen Femina Suarestellar Baroux, (alternating with legs-for-days thespian Kalila Aguilos) as the arch nemesis of Zaturnah.
Even more excited was I, when I learned that there were, apart form myself two other “newbie’s” to the cast: Gabe Mercado as the flamboyant hairdresser’s...
[ with "Club Haps" members Eileen Grey, Rosan Cruz and Jeena Lopez ]
Sweet 16 bash
Together with party partner Tim Yap, I held a Sea Princess Sweet 16 Bash at the Mt. Olympus of clubbing, Republiq. One of the central points of gambling mecca Resorts World, Republiq is for those who are always “all in.”
My over-the-top birthday bash began with an invitation themed black, white and pink all over, enhanced with my mermaid photo taken by Camera Club ace Arnel Murillo, and conceptualized by Adworks Graphics Designs (tel. 636-5570). The...
Acting in the short film “Rooms” was really such a delight, having worked together with Director Paolo Herras previously in “Ang Manghuhula” and “Lambanog“. This was part of the 35mm film workshop, conducted by Neil Daza under Mowelfund.
Acting with no dialogue is always a treat for any actor, you have to convey everything with one look and your whole body language, and requires you to be totally in tune with the director and the creative team. It was like doing a silent movie, or a music video~...
Did you miss the Special April issue of “S” magazine featuring ALV Talents And Pinky?
It is still available in newstands till December 2010
Here is my part:
Love and Light.
I have never been what you call a deeply religious person. Deeply spiritual, yes, as with most people in the creative field, are wont to be.
Baptized Roman Catholic, I consider myself to be fairly “middle-of-the-road” and open-minded, with a tendency towards spiritual sensitivity and liberalism all in one go.
The closest thing I had come to being “religiously transformed” was when I was once managed by a company that prided themselves in their religious beliefs, and through out many sessions of being “prayed-over” alas, I had still...