Cherry Pie Picache saludo sa pagiging hard working si Coco Martin

BINALIKAN at ibinahagi din ni Cherry Pie Picache ang mga panahong nagsisimula pa lang si Coco Martin bilang talent nung nakasama niya ito sa isang pelikula. Noon daw ay nakita na niya kung gaano ka hard working ang aktor. “Nakasama ko noon si Coco sa isang indie film, yung Foster Child. Alam nyo ba kung […] The post Cherry Pie Picache saludo sa pagiging hard working si Coco Martin appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource: pinoyparazzi pinoyparazziFeb 15th, 2023

New characters join ‘FPJ’s Batang Quiapo’

FPJ’s Batang Quiapo is adding new characters and actors, led by Jaclyn Jose and Ivana Alawi, who are set to add more excitement to the new chapter of Tanggol’s (Coco Martin) life as they join the hit Kapamilya primetime series. Aside from Jose and Alawi, the star-studded cast of also welcomes Robert Seña, Soliman Cruz, Lao Rodriguez, Jess Evardone, Vandolph, Romy Romulo, Zeppi Borromeo, Michael Rivero, Pambansang Kolokoy and Haprice. [caption id="attachment_178691" align="aligncenter" width="1792"] JACLYN Jose in ‘FPJ’s Batang Quiapo.’[/caption] The new characters will get involved in Tanggol’s life as he braces himself for more hardships and begins his sentence of life imprisonment. Amid the challenges, Tanggol will also get to meet Bubbles (Alawi), an alluring lady who could possibly open up Tanggol’s heart to love once again while he spends time away from his long-time love, Mokang (Lovi Poe). Meanwhile, Tanggol’s loved ones will encounter challenges of their own. More family problems will pile-up for Marites (Cherry Pie Picache), while Tanggol’s half-brother, David (Mccoy De Leon), will go to extreme lengths and continue to pretend to be Tanggol so that he can take advantage of his father’s wealth. With over 2.7 billion total online views since its premiere in February, FPJ’s Batang Quiapo continues to win the hearts of viewers for its heartwarming lessons about family and its non-stop action-packed scenes. With the new addition of actors, the action-comedy series promises a lot more exciting twists and dramatic confrontations as it continues to level-up its roster of artists who join the likes of award-winning actors Poe, Picache, Charo Santos, Christopher de Leon and many more. FPJ’s Batang Quiapo, which is inspired by the original story of Regal Films, shows on weeknights at 8 pm on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, iWantTFC, and Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Viewers who use any digital TV box at home such as the TVplus box only need to rescan their device to be able to watch FPJ’s Batang Quiapo on TV5 and A2Z. The show is also available to viewers in and out of the Philippines on iWantTFC, while viewers outside of the Philippines can watch on The Filipino Channel on cable and IPTV. The post New characters join ‘FPJ’s Batang Quiapo’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2023

Cherry Pie Picache praises FPJ s Batang Quiapo star Coco Martin

Cherry Pie Picache held back tears as she praised her "FPJ's Batang Quiapo" co-star Coco Martin, who is also a writer and director on the show......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2023

‘Batang Quiapo’ nina Lovi at Coco hindi lang 1 taon ang itatagal sa ere, matalbugan nga kaya ang ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’?

CURIOUS kami kung para saan ang pa-grand presscon ng Kapamilya TV series na “FPJ’s Batang Quiapo” bukas. Dadaluhan ito ng buong cast sa pangunguna nina Coco Martin, Lovi Poe, John Estrada, Christopher de Leon, McCoy de Leon, Cherry Pie Picache, Alan Paule, Pen Medina, Lou Veloso, Bigmak, Baby Giant, Ryan Martin, Mammoth, Jojit Lorenzo, Benzon […] The post ‘Batang Quiapo’ nina Lovi at Coco hindi lang 1 taon ang itatagal sa ere, matalbugan nga kaya ang ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2023

Cherry Pie Picache: Sana mayroong isang Coco Martin na magbibigay halaga sa mga senior o elder actors

“SANA sa mga batang artista sa henerasyon ngayon, sana mayroong isang Coco Martin na magbibigay halaga sa mga senior o elder actors,” ito ang emosyonal na pahayag ng premyadong aktres na si Cherry Pie Picache sa nakaraang grand mediacon ng “FPJ’s Batang Quiapo”. Nasambit ito ng beteranang aktres dahil nagpasalamat ang beteranong aktor na si […] The post Cherry Pie Picache: Sana mayroong isang Coco Martin na magbibigay halaga sa mga senior o elder actors appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2023

Coco Martin, Robin Padilla, Bong Revilla, Lito Lapid working on new film — report

Actor-politician Bong Revilla confirmed that his fellow '90s action stars, Robin Padilla and Lito Lapid, are joining forces for an upcoming movie project with primetime action star Coco Martin. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2024

Alden lelebel sa ‘talento’ ni Coco; Heaven pak na pak na Calendar Girl

“ONE of the best directors I’ve ever had!” Yan ang dialogue ng award-winning actress na si Heaven Peralejo patungkol kay Alden Richards. Yes! Lelebel na rin ang Asia’s Multimedia Star at Pambansang Bae sa Kapamilya Teleserye King na si Coco Martin sa pagiging aktor, direktor at producer. Bukod sa pagbibida sa pelikulang “Out Of Order”,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2023

Robin, Bong, Lito, Jinggoy, Coco magsasama-sama sa pelikula, ilalaban sa MMFF 2024

PINAPLANO na nang bonggang-bongga ang pelikulang pagbibidahan ng limang senador kasama ang Teleserye King na si Coco Martin. May working title na “Apat Na Sikat”, magsasama-sama sa naturang movie sina Sen. Lito Lapid, Sen. Robin Padilla, Sen. Bong Revilla, at Sen. Jinggoy Estrada at si Coco nga. Ibinalita ni Sen. Lapid sa ilang members ng.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2023

Richard Gutierrez inspirasyon si Coco Martin para lalong galingan sa trabaho: Wala siyang kapaguran…

BUKOD sa pamilya, ibinunyag ng aktor na si Richard Gutierrez na isa rin sa mga inspirasyon niya upang lalong galingan sa pagiging aktor ay ang fellow Kapamilya star na si Coco Martin. Sinabi ‘yan mismo ni Richard kasabay ng kanyang contract signing with ABS-CBN kamakailan lang. Inalala pa nga ng aktor ‘nung naging parte siya.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 9th, 2023

How Jake Cuenca created ‘Iron Heart’s’ rock-star villain Eros

“It has to be two words: rock star.” That was Jake Cuenca’s reply when we asked him to describe his Eros character in The Iron Heart during the show’s finale mediacon recently. Playing Eros, who in the series becomes a perfect foil to Richard Gutierrez’s Apollo character, is something that Cuenca relished, as he was given a free hand to “personalize” his attack on it. Cuenca, consummate artist that he is, really invested in his character, something that he learned from the late actor Eddie Garcia. He bought his own prop guns and accessories and gave his character his own distinct sartorial taste. “With Eros, as fun as it was to portray him, it’s very, very challenging. There are times na when you’re exhausted on the set, kapag pagod na pagod ka na, sometimes it’s hard to try to keep the voice, sometimes it’s hard to keep the accent kasi pagod ka na, eh, so you try to get it right, you try to do it right,” he said. For the first time, revealed Cuenca, he didn’t go out of character even in his free time. “I was never out of character with this one to the point na even in my free time I was trying to find him all the time kasi I really enjoyed myself. One thing I’ll never forget about this role, this is the first time they really allowed me to really put layers, to put an accent, to put on a voice, to change things. They allowed me to personalize it.” The series’ finale is one for the books as it will be shot abroad and will involve katana fighting. “I’ve been training for this for two weeks now. It’s gonna be intense,” he said. While it’s Cuenca’s first time to be wielding a katana sword, sword-fighting isn’t new to him as “I’ve done it in the past like kami ni Coco (Martin) sa Panday. His promise for the series’ finale: “I think our ending is beautiful. Itong ending na ito, it’s very, very emotional, it’s very, very intense pero lalaking-lalaki ‘yung eksena,” he said.   Photoshoot for P1 million loot This talent manager’s greed for money has reached colossal proportions. We’re saying this because we were informed that this manager duped her wards one time into believing all they were doing was just a pictorial. The manager gathered five of her wards and told them it had been a time that they had recent photos. So a pictorial was set pronto. But that wasn’t all there was to it. Without the wards knowing, the photoshoot was in fact for billboards and other collaterals to promote the cold-cuts products of a politician -businessman from the North with whom the talent manager has had long ties. When the manager was issued checks worth P1 million, she told the politician-businessman to keep mum about it and not tell her wards that it was for their services rendered. Why was the talent manager confident that her secret would not be discovered by her wards? Because they didn’t frequent the North.   The post How Jake Cuenca created ‘Iron Heart’s’ rock-star villain Eros appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2023

CHED commissioner Ronald Adamat, Coco Martin ang peg sa pagiging aktor, direktor at producer sa ‘The Blind Soldiers’

BILANG CHED Commissioner si Ginoong Ronald Adamat ay gusto niyang ibahagi sa kabataang estudyante ang tungkol sa history ng indigenous people na hindi natatalakay sa eskuwelahan. Kabilang pala si Commissioner Ronald sa community na ito at na sobrang salat sa buhay at nagpursige para makapag-aral. Sa tulong ng mga kaibigang naniniwala sa kanyang adhikain ay The post CHED commissioner Ronald Adamat, Coco Martin ang peg sa pagiging aktor, direktor at producer sa ‘The Blind Soldiers’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2023

Katya Angara – The journey of a woman and artist

The promising artist that Katya is today is the latest phase in a lifelong journey that began at an early age when she began drawing characters from cartoon comics. All the while she was growing up in a home that nurtured her interest in the arts, as much as it prepared her for rigorous academic training. She read early in life, in a house filled with books. In this second part of our interview, Katya shares with us how she made a number of choices that would lead to where she is today. But once upon a time, for all that had been given to her on a silver platter, she was in a quandary as to what to do with her life. But when she finally decided on what she wanted, there was no stopping the talented and smart girl who, it turned out, possessed an intellectual prowess not unlike those of her parents, the lawyer, and senator Edgardo Angara, whose affinity for the land had been impressed on his daughter, and the lady educator Gloria Manalang Angara, who opened up her daughter’s eyes and minds to the wonders of world literature and the other arts. And it was in art that the young girl did not only find solace but also healing. Here is the final part of our interview: DT: After high school, did you immediately leave for London? KA: To be honest, and I don’t want filters here, I had mental health issues at that time. I was severely depressed. Before I went to London, I went through a tumultuous period of deciding where to go with my education. So, after Poveda, I went to Woldingham (boarding school). then I did half of my BA Psychology degree at UP Diliman from late 2000 to 2002. I loved my time at Diliman but it was a tumultuous transitional period for me, so I decided to revisit pursuing university in London. Central Saint Martins, to be precise, is one of the most prestigious and distinguished art and design schools in the world DT: Around what time was this? KA: It was in 2002. I was bouncing around like I couldn’t anchor myself to one thing. Like, okay, I’m here in London already. And then, okay I’m going to study Psychology in UP. So, what’s with the leap, the sudden jump, the sudden shift? I couldn’t make up my mind. And I think that frustrated my parents for the longest time. I was also being hard on myself because I ended up causing a lot of frustration for myself. And I think that depressed me. So, you know, I’ve been diagnosed with different things. I’m bipolar. And then, I had the hallmarks of ADHD. Let’s just say that my brain works differently DT: Well, one can never be sure about oneself. KA: No, you can never be sure about yourself. And I was questioning myself. For the longest time, all those years I thought, what’s wrong with me? Why am I making all these strange decisions? Why am I behaving this way? Why do I react to people this way?”. You know, parang I shouldn’t be talking or reacting to people like this in this kind of situation. And I’m not just saying with family or what. But with my classmates in school. What drew me to art was it being a place that has its own language e. It’s a place where I can express myself. Art is also a way of healing your own wounds. It’s also a way of revealing those aspects of yourself that you wouldn’t be able to otherwise. It really was a way of healing for me. And I didn’t even know that I needed it. Because again, I was a very quiet and introverted kid. I don’t know why. I couldn’t rely on people, talk to people the way I thought, or maybe people thought I should. So, you know, I kept to myself. I’d hide away in the library every recess or lunch. I didn’t want to talk to anyone. So, that carried on until my university years. Daily Tribune (DT): What did you finally take up in college? Katya Angara: Well, first I just wanted to do a purely art course. So, my foundation course to get me a degree was an Art and Design course. My first choice for this was Central Saint Martins, which continues to be ranked as one of the best art and design schools in the world. I was over the moon when I made it in. DT: What did you have to show to qualify? KA: I needed to show my work. I had some already since I was drawing a lot in my childhood and teenage years. DT: Your works are not the usual ones that use oil, watercolor, acrylic, and all that. KA: I was drawing mostly. And for some reason, I have always been more of a draftsman eh. I’m always more into drawing. I have more illustrating tendencies. DT: Like pen and paper? KA: Yes, pen and paper. Pencil, charcoal. I’ve always had a thing for dry media and pen and ink. It’s more about the control and the precision. That’s my personality. DT: That’s not easy ah. KA: It’s not easy. But you have an affinity for it. And your hands have to be steady. Which is unlikely for someone with pasmado hands like me. But that’s where I find my control eh. That’s why I like it so much. DT: So, what was it like when you showed your drawings at Central Saint Martin? KA: So, I showed my drawings because that was required during the interview. And so I went through the ropes. They asked questions like, "why do you want to do this course here?" DT: Your work must have been good to get you accepted. KA: They were fine. I think it was good enough. But there was a lot I had to improve on. I only knew that once I got into the school. Then, you told yourself, Ah, oo nga pala. There was so much I had to learn. That I could be taught. DT: How was your learning experience? KA: From the beginning, as a child, I always copied from cartoons. And they didn’t like that. They didn’t want to see any cartoons or anything like that. They wanted to see me. They wanted to see my work. My drawing from life. DT: So, how did you do that? It must have been challenging KA: So, I gave them the best of my life drawings. But when I showed them my other works, they weren’t happy with them. So, I learned from that. Being young, you got a bit crushed. But then, you realize it’s a different way of thinking. It’s a different way of doing things. Okay, there’s still so much to learn in terms of art. And it’s not the be-all and end of it all. And then, they said, “This is where you should be learning from.” And they showed me art books. They said, “Go to this gallery or this museum.” DT: How was it like living abroad? Back home, you were the daughter of a senator. KA: Which means nothing when you’re abroad. It meant nothing. Which I actually loved. It was something that I was looking for. Because I lived in a bubble back home. To my parents’ credit naman there’s a reason for that. I was very protected. They wanted to keep me safe and secure given my father’s position. So, I’d always lived in a bubble. I’d always have bodyguards and drivers and all that. And it just felt at times a little restrictive. DT: So, it was a welcome thing? KA: It was a welcome thing. Really, I felt different. I felt normal na parang my family name didn’t mean a thing. And that was refreshing. I could be anything I wanted to be. I could experiment and nobody would judge. Because in schools like that and abroad, especially in Europe, they’re so open-minded. They’re so liberal. DT: How were the teachers? KA: Oh, wonderful. Of course, you always have your favorites, right? Very varied. Depending also on what course you were taking up, whether industrial design or sculpture which I was horrible at when I tried it. I didn’t really get close to my tutors until I moved on to my actual degree. Funny enough, instead of ending up in a practical course. Which would have been like Fine Arts, Graphic Design, or even Illustration because I love drawing. You would think that I would end up in a more practical course like Fine Arts, Graphic Design, or even Illustration, I did a complete shift and I did a theoretical course. I did Curation, Art Criticism, and Art History. So, my training is as a curator and an art critic. DT: Wow, that was very intellectual. It’s good that you always read a lot. KA: Yes, I think that helped because you have to read a lot. You have to love reading. You have to like doing the research. And that served me well. Who would have known, right? But if you think about it, as long as you follow what you want to do in life, it just opens up even if you don’t intentionally seek it. Somehow it just finds you It just fell into place for me in that sense. This is not what I initially set out to do. But I think you have to allow yourself to change your mind. Parang whatever happens at the time, you change with it. You adjust to it. And it worked out beautifully for me. DT: So, were the teachers terrors? KA: Mabait naman sila. But they have very different personalities. My course leader was a lovely older lady who was really into Victorian arts and culture. As in, Victoriana lahat. She would tell you everything about English Victorian history. And she was very passionate about it. And you know, it involved a lot of writing and research. But my favorite tutor was someone who was writing about comic books. Comic books and Pop culture. So, for me, that was a revelation because I didn’t think you could take comics books and put them in the academe. You know, academic level like intellectual. Pwede pala e. Because he showed me a way. He took me under his wing and he showed me his work and from there I learned to write. And because I love comic books. I’m actually a huge geek. I’m a nerd, I’m a dork. DT: What was your thesis? [caption id="attachment_165427" align="aligncenter" width="463"] Roger Sabin was Katya's pop culture mentor at Central Saint Martins in London.[/caption] KA: Because I wanted Roger Sabin, my pop culture tutor, as my professor for my thesis, it was about a 1990s Japanese animated film called Ghost in the Shell 101. It was an animated film based on a very heavy graphic novel, a manga or Japanese comics, by Masamune Shirow. And for me, his work is revelatory. It wasn’t just the style of the Ghost in the Shell. And to think just one man could draw like this. I mean it was a very thick graphic novel. He could draw like that. And he wrote the story too. And to think you had the mental stamina to be able to write something like that and to draw. DT: You must enjoy doing comics. KA: Since I was a kid, I’ve made my own comic books. You know, I would sell my own comic books and people would actually buy them. I taught myself to draw in the comic book style. I learned them all. You know, there’s like Stan Lee of Marvel. DT: You really had it in you. KA: I had it in me. My love for comic books started by reading the ones my brother had collected over the years. He had a stash of them, so, I just devoured them. It was all very amazing to me. Kasi the drawings, the stories, these are worlds written by someone else. So, you have Marvel comics, DC comics, Dark Horse comics. [caption id="attachment_165417" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] With brother, Senator Sonny Angara, whose comic books she devoured for their cartoon figures.[/caption] Q: You didn’t idolize anybody? A: Well, I wasn’t particularly huge on the American comics. I think it was until I stumbled upon the Japanese comics or manga. That really piqued my interest to a degree I never felt before. Kasi it wasn’t just the style, which at first for me was very girly. I mean, I love the romantic comics. But I also felt myself leaning toward the darker stuff. DT: What did you like about Ghost in the Shell? KA: It’s a cyberpunk graphic novel. So, ang galing, ang ganda ng style. It was like, wow. You know, the sheer amount of detail that he puts into the drawings. I said I want to draw like this. I want to tell a story like this. But I don’t know if I was capable of telling if I had the stamina to tell something so intricate and complex. DT: When did you graduate? KA: In 2008. The BA in the UK is only three years. That’s why you take a foundation course. There’s a BA in Curation, and Communication, and criticism in Arts and Design. DT: I am told that you graduated at the top of your class. But you’re not telling me. KA: It sounds so funny kasi eh. Anyway, I graduated with first-class honors for my degree. So, basically, I was Suma Cum Laude in my batch in my year. So, that was what sealed the deal for me and my dad. Kasi for the longest time, I was kind of meandering. I was kind of flip-flopping. My mom knows this eh She goes, “You know Katya you have a tendency to be whimsical.” I am an artist eh, what can I do? Besides, I was young and I wasn’t sure. I knew what I wanted to do, which was to be in the arts but not where I wanted to go. I was asking myself if I had the stamina, the commitment, the fortitude to see it through. [caption id="attachment_165415" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] Katya and mom Gloria Angara, who first ignited her interest in the arts.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_165419" align="aligncenter" width="854"] Katya with her dad, the late Senate President Edgardo Angara from whom she learned to apply the principles of nature to her art[/caption] DT: College made you really bloom. KA: Yes. It was the environment. it was the people I was with. Because I was able to go into something I really enjoyed. I wasn’t just doing homework because I was told to do homework. I loved what I was doing. I was invested in it. DT: What did you do after you graduated? KA: Apart from community work, I also worked for some small galleries. I did some work for the Victoria and Albert Museum. I tried to have experiences in bigger institutions, bigger museums, and small independent galleries. I thought that experience would hone me and make me well-rounded. With the smaller galleries, I was able to practice my curatorial background. I was able to help a lot of young artists. They don’t know how to talk about their work or they’re not confident enough to do so. So anyhow, apart from helping them put together shows, I help them speak about their work. Or offer them a perspective they have never seen or thought about. And I feel that that was helping them and I think that’s where I have been able to engage with them. It was fulfilling to help them find their voice as an artist. DT: All the while, you were all alone in London? KA: I was married actually. To a Filipino who was born in the UK, in London. He’s an Englishman, for all purposes. It didn’t work out. We have a daughter. I had a beautiful little girl with him. She lives in London with her father. She’s been here. She lived here in her early years. After she was born in 2010, I decided to move back here. Then, after four years, we went back to London because it was what my husband wanted. He and my dad had a falling out. DT: When was your first exhibit? KA: Last year. Earlier, I did a group show at the Lethaby Gallery at Central Saint Martins. So, I did it with other emerging artists. My next group show was at The Crucible. But it was for a book that Sari Ortiga had commissioned me to do. He wanted to do a series of children’s books about Philippine artists. I did mine. Mine was about Anita Magsaysay-Ho. I did the illustration. It wasn’t new to me because I had been making my own books. I would staple them myself. Although up until that point I didn’t know how to really do it professionally. I found out it could be lucrative and fulfilling. This was in 2008 when I didn’t have a daughter yet. DT: Tell me about your forthcoming show. (The current show had yet to be opened). What paintings are you showing? KA: They’re not paintings, they’re not just drawings. They’re an amalgamation. They’re what you call a compendium of everything I’ve ever done as an artist. The book illustration, and then I dabbled a bit in black-and-white photography. I like the look of black and white photography. So, I do it with my phone or a simple camera. It’s also good for taking reference photos for my work. Because if you can’t sit in the park drawing people or objects, or subjects, the next best thing is you take pictures. And you can draw from those pictures. Kaya maganda siya for reference. So, my work is that, actually. DT: So, what about your subjects? KA: Well, I’m a very central person. We live in a very conservative culture. And I have subjects that would make people say ay, you know, you shouldn’t talk about that. So, there’s no filter, it’s very raw, very natural. In London, I was able to talk to people about things like BDSM or Bondage Sado-Masochism. And you know, that can get a bad rap. Because if you do it wrong, it would look strange to anyone who is not familiar with it. Among the Japanese, there is a subculture that does that. DT: Do they consider BDSM an art form? KA: There’s a particular Japanese artist whose work I used to admire. He’s a photographer. And his subject is BDSM. There were pictures of women tied up and then there were flowers and reptiles. So it was very sexual. I found myself drawn to that because there’s the element of the dark side. Carl Jung, the psychoanalyst, talked about how we have to make our unconscious conscious. The darkness in us is unconscious. And if you don’t make your darkness conscious, it’s going to come out in other ways at some point. Meaning to say, you shouldn’t repress those sides of you. I think it is a side that’s intertwined with the creative side of me. I can’t be an artist without being sensual. Without that aspect, all that would be macabre. Which brings me to my mom again. She used to chide me for reading Stephen King when I was a kid. I’m a huge Stephen King fan. She was like, “It’s so macabre, so dark.” And I’m like, “I like it, I like his work.” He’s such a skilled writer. And I like how he could take something so mundane and make it terrifying and frightening on all levels. Stephen King said that he writes two thousand words every morning. I’m not sure if I can do that. I wanted to write na rin eh because the natural partner of my art is my writing. Because as a curator, I didn’t just read. I had to write a lot. And that’s where I honed my skills. Kasi siyempre, it’s a sword that you have to sharpen every now and then. So, for the show. I did a lot of writing. I did my own writing. DT: While we're on the talk of artists, what about the Filipino artists? Who among them do you admire? Do you have any mentors and idols? KA: Among Philippine artists, Junyee is my second father and my first artistic mentor. He is my OG sage and shaman of Philippine art, the Father of Philippine Installation Art. I'm actively lobbying for him to become National Artist soon, as no one deserves it more than he does, with his magnificent oeuvre. I'll always remember how, in a fleeing moment of impostor syndrome, he consoled me by saying that making art for myself always comes first. Love the process and the rest follows. The maverick attitude is very Junyee! And yet, he lives a modest life in the forest-like setting of his home in Los Banos, echoing the nature-loving ethos of our favorite Japanese animator, Hayao Miyazaki, creator of Toroto, Nausicaa, Spirited Away, among many other magical films. Since I was a child, Junyee saw my potential and continued to push me to have my own gallery shows, as did his longtime friend and one of my other mentors, Sari Ortiga. Sari's daughter Yasmin is a good friend and batchmate of mine from Poveda. Sari owns and runs the distinguished Crucible Gallery, and he hired me to illustrate one of the children's books for his series "Growing up with Philippine art" in 2009. It's thanks to Sari that I pushed myself to evolve as an artist, to grow outside of my comfort zone. The acclaimed visual artist and sculptor Jinggoy Buensuceso is something of a bad boy du jour of the Philippine art scene, and his dissident attitude is something I can identify with. I love the unorthodox, the sensual, the macabre, the dark stuff that delves deep into the psyche. I'm so bored of the "covers" or "riffs" of the countless Amorsolo, Basquiat, Picasso, or Rothko-type artworks that I see so much of in the local art scene. As wtih Junyee and Sari, Jinggoy has taught me how to navigate the perilous seas of art and life, echoing Junyee's advice to remain myself, in a world that often pushes us to be someone else. My three mentors, by example, taught me how to be original. DT: How many are you exhibiting? How many works? KA: Now, I have 9 complete pieces. I’d like to add another one. Honestly, medyo cramming ito because I only had two months to do the show. Normally for this kind of work - especially with the big piece I am doing - it’s a seven-foot piece. I would need, preferably to be comfortable, at least four to six months to do all this work. Kasi, there is so much nicer when you give it time to compost. To come together, to become fertile. DT: Is there enough time for one more work? A: Yes. I have one more work that I want. Because I feel that it rounds it up eh. If I do ten, I love the work that I’ve already done. Again, it’s not a painting, it’s a collage. So, I’d call it a photographic collage with paper cuttings on canvas. I wanted to treat canvas in a way that is not painting DT: Shouldn’t someone curate for you? KA: For now, I’m happy to have to do it myself. Because I feel that I’m the only one who can portray myself in a way that I feel I should be portrayed. Kasi it’s art eh. You’re trying not so much to explain yourself as you’re trying to convey who you are to somebody without being obvious. That’s art. DT: Where does Stephen, your partner, come in? [caption id="attachment_165418" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] With her partner and anchor, Stephen Lu.[/caption] KA: Stephen is somewhat of an anchor for me. So, I feel comfortable, I feel more confident when he’s around. But I guess I’m okay. DT: Now, as we wind up, let’s talk about how you are like your parents and not like them. You said that your interest in the arts came from the exposure that you received from your mother, and of course, the presence of books at home. Tell me more about your father’s role in your becoming the person that you are. KA: One of my fondest memories of my father was his love of nature, gardening, and farming, which I learned from him. He was at his best and calmest when he was at his farm in Nasugbu and Baler. Whilst my father was a “man of the soil”, I learned to be an “artist of the soil”, a gardener who applies the principles of nature to my art. Hence the overlying themes of nature in my oeuvre of artwork. And the most resonant themes of philosophy (which my father also studied and applied in his life) are the themes relating to lessons learned from nature: patience, fortitude, temperance. From this I’ve become more acutely aware of life’s transience, making our time all the more precious, being grateful for small and simple pleasures, and the opportunities that come my way. The naïveté of my younger years meant that I didn’t have a complete grasp of the opportunities presented to me by my father, I took much for granted. Now I see why he did what he did, he gave me the tools to be able to achieve my full potential. Only now that I’m embracing that fire and heading in a direction that makes the most of my talents. I had impostor syndrome for the longest time. Always questioning and doubting myself. Now I can fully embrace who I am and it is cathartic. DT: In what way are you like them? KA: I have the different strengths of my parents. I’ve inherited their academic minds and cultured tastes, with an eye for detail and beauty. I have many mannerisms and behavious in common with my mum, in terms of poise and self-possession. But, she is like Audrey Hepburn and I am infinitely more of a Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn was also a very private person and something of a poet and writer. I guess it’s no surprise that I am drawn to art and writing; I am highly introspective, painfully self-aware and attuned to my moods and to the moods of others; like my Dad, I’m intuitive and know how to read people. DT: My last question is, how has art influenced you in your direction in life? And where are you going from here? KA: Being an introvert, I don’t always translate into easy social interactions with most people. So I channel it all into my art. It’s a language that best expresses my psyche, thoughts, and emotions. Working with my hands is healing and consolation for the isolation, depression, and anxiety attacks that grip me on bad days. That’s why as an artist of the soil, gardening and art go hand in hand. In the future, I can see myself tending to the land and becoming a farmer as my father was. It’s like coming home. The post Katya Angara – The journey of a woman and artist appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 1st, 2023

Coco Martin leads medical mission for Quiapo Muslims

Kapamilya Primetime King Coco Martin spearheaded a medical mission to the Muslim community in Quiapo, Manila on Sunday morning, 25 June, accompanied by the FPJ’s Batang Quiapo crew. The event was organized by Dreamscape Entertainment for ABS-CBN. Martin, in addition to playing the lead in the hit series FPJ’s Batang Quiapo, also serves as director and one of its producers. The medical mission was the actor and his team’s way of giving back to the Quiapo community that has welcomed and accommodated them during the series’ location shoots. [caption id="attachment_149395" align="aligncenter" width="525"] ASIDE from Coco Martin, the other cast members of 'Batang Quiapo' also took part in the medical mission.[/caption] Martin recently confirmed the longtime rumor that he and actress Julia Montes are in a relationship. “Napakasarap ng pakiramdam namin dahil 12 years na kaming magkasama, pero pareho pa rin tulad ng dati. Nilo-look forward namin kapag may project na magkasama kami and then kapag may pagkakataon, nakakalabas kami, nakikita kami ng mga tao pero name-maintain namin ang privacy sa buhay namin (It’s a great feeling that we’ve been together for 12 years, but like always, we still look forward to working together. And whenever there’s an opportunity, we go out and people see us, but we still maintain our privacy),” he said in a TV Patrol interview. [caption id="attachment_149394" align="aligncenter" width="525"] THE medical mission provided assistance to the Muslim community.[/caption] The couple worked first worked together in the 2012 teleserye Walang Hanggan before starring in the movie A Moment in Time the following year. Every Monday through Friday, FPJ’s Batang Quiapo airs at 8 p.m. and is available on a number of platforms, including TFC, iWantTFC, Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5 and Kapamilya Online Live.   The post Coco Martin leads medical mission for Quiapo Muslims appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 26th, 2023

Lolit Solis puring-puri si Heart Evangelista: Hindi trying hard ang pagiging fashionable

SALUDO ang talent manager at kolumnistang si Lolit Solis sa aktres at fashion icon na si Heart Evangelista. Sa kanyang Instagram account ay ibinandera nito ang larawan ng Kapuso star at ang mensahe ng paghabga nito sa aktres. “Ang ganda ng ginagawa ni Heart Evangelista na pag reach out sa kanyang followers, Salve,” umpisa ni […] The post Lolit Solis puring-puri si Heart Evangelista: Hindi trying hard ang pagiging fashionable appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2023

Ogie Diaz tinalakan si Rendon Labador: Huwag natin pairalin yung pagiging siga

NAG-REACT ang talent manager at komedyanteng si Ogie Diaz sa mga naging pahayag ni Rendon Labador sa Kapamilya actor na si Coco Martin. Sa kanyang “Showbiz Update” vlog ay napag-usapan nila kasama si Mama Loi at Mrena ang trending video ng motivational speaker kung saan matapang nitong tinawag ang pansin ng Kapamilya star sa isinasagawang […] The post Ogie Diaz tinalakan si Rendon Labador: Huwag natin pairalin yung pagiging siga appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2023

Coco tuluyan nang nagpaalam sa ‘Ang Probinsyano’: ‘Police Major Ricardo Dalisay, signing off…hanggang sa muli nating laban!

“SALUDO ako sa inyong lahat!” Yan ang bahagi ng mensahe ng Teleserye King na si Coco Martin sa lahat ng nakasama at nakatrabaho niya sa “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”. Sa loob ng halos pitong taon, talaga namang napakaraming artistang napanood sa longest-running action-drama series ng ABS-CBN kabilang na riyan ang mga aktor at aktres na matagal […] The post Coco tuluyan nang nagpaalam sa ‘Ang Probinsyano’: ‘Police Major Ricardo Dalisay, signing off…hanggang sa muli nating laban! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2022

Julia Montes proud na proud kay Coco Martin: Saludo ako sa puso na binibigay mo sa lahat ng ginagawa mo

HABANG sinusulat namin ang balitang ito ay umabot na sa 84,000 likes and hearts plus 1,530 komento ang post ni Julia Montes sa kanyang Instagram na binabati nito ang ang pagtatapos ng “FPJ’S Ang Probinsyano” aksyon-serye ng rumored boyfriend niyang si Coco Martin. Ipinost ng aktres ang larawan ni Cardo Dalisay (Coco) na kuha sa […] The post Julia Montes proud na proud kay Coco Martin: Saludo ako sa puso na binibigay mo sa lahat ng ginagawa mo appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2022

Bela, Yassi binalikan ang pagiging wifey ni Coco sa ‘Probinsyano’: Maraming salamat sa pag-share mo sa sarili mo sa aming lahat!

“ONE of the best leading man!” Ganyan ang ginawang paglalarawan ng mga naging “asawa” ni Coco Martin sa “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” na sina Yassi Pressman at Bela Padilla. Sa nalalapit na pagtatapos ng longest-running primetime series ng ABS-CBN, nagbahagi ang dalawang aktres ng kanilang mensahe para kay Coco at sa pagiging bahagi ng kuwento ni […] The post Bela, Yassi binalikan ang pagiging wifey ni Coco sa ‘Probinsyano’: Maraming salamat sa pag-share mo sa sarili mo sa aming lahat! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2022

Maja nagduda pa kung goodbye na nga ang ‘Probinsyano’ ni Coco: Sure ba talagang matatapos na?

NAKATATAK na rin sa showbiz career ng TV host-actress na si Maja Salvador ang pagiging leading lady ni Coco Martin sa action-drama series ng ABS-CBN na “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.” Ginampanan ng dalaga sa hit Kapamilya serye ang karakter ni Glenda Corpuz, isang pulis na naging kaibigan ng role ni Coco bilang si Cardo Dalisay. Sa […] The post Maja nagduda pa kung goodbye na nga ang ‘Probinsyano’ ni Coco: Sure ba talagang matatapos na? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2022

Awra Briguela super proud bilang working student: Inalagaan talaga ako nina Kuya Coco at Ate Vice

Awra Briguela, Coco Martin at Vice Ganda KUNG may dalawang mahahalagang personalidad na naging inspirasyon ng youngstar na si Awra Briguela sa kanyang career at personal na buhay, yan ay walang iba kundi sina Coco Martin at Vice Ganda. Ibinandera ni Awra sa madlang pipol na sina Coco at Vice ang isa sa mga dahilan […] The post Awra Briguela super proud bilang working student: Inalagaan talaga ako nina Kuya Coco at Ate Vice appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Janella kay Markus: Thank you for being the most amazing, hard-working, hands-on father

TODO ang pasasalamat ng Kapamilya actress na si Janella Salvador sa parter niyang si Markus Paterson dahil sa pagiging hands-on daddy nito. Isang madamdaming appreciation post ang ibinahagi ni Janella para kay Markus bilang bahagi ng pagse- celebrate nila ng Father’s Day kahapon. Sa kanyang Instagram account, inalala pa ng celebrity mommy ang araw kung […] The post Janella kay Markus: Thank you for being the most amazing, hard-working, hands-on father appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2021