GMA7’s ‘My Husbands Lover’ sets the mark


I simply can’t get enough!!!

The newest gay-themed soap opera in the Philippines from GMA7 has been slamming network rating war against its biggest rival ABS CBN.    The rival network has mastered heavy drama soaps which tickles love fantasy between the rich and poor while GMA7 may have engineered the fantaserye and korea-novela phenomenon that up until this time has been emulated by other networks but has never surpassed.  GMA7 also had suffered long-time lull from the rating game since its core creative team and its artist were ‘pirated’ by two giant networks – namely ABS CBN and TV5.  Though the latter network may have spent millions from their current talents, but it failed to bring in the much needed ratings and advertisement pull.   No one thought that GMA7 has the guts to produce such show with its family-oriented theme that is evident in every soap they created.

 

Tagged by GMA7’s marketing and publicity department “Ang pinakamapangahas na teleserye ng taon”.  True to its by-line, the soap stirred local aficionados curiosity and rocks CBCP’s sensibility to the topic.  There was a time that I thought that it won’t even last for a month as the church demanded its pull-out from the mainstream media.  The local governing agency MTRCB has been democratic enough to hear both sides of the story.  The soap has been in ‘hot-seat’ since its inception cutting scenes after scenes which they viewed to be ‘indiscreet’.

But after a month of airing and thousands of tweets from its fans, the soap emerges triumphant.  Its three main actors: Carla Abellana, Tom Rodriguez and Dennis Trillo found new fame with this new dramatic vehicle.  Raves and reviews from fans and critics flooded the cyber world.  Its supporting cast led by Glydel Mercado, Kuh Ledesma, Chanda Romero, Roi Vinzon, Karel Marquez, Kevin Santos, Victor Basa and the list goes on were also added to the mix. Truly an inspiring masterpiece from Direk  Dominic Zapata and head writer Suzette Doctolero.  Not to mention a string a creative writers including Marlon Miguel, Geng Delgado, Jason Lim, Jonathan Cruz and Michelle Amog.  Splendid cinematography by Roman Theodossis.

I just hoped that this opus from GMA7 is the start of new and inspiring telenovelas and it reemergence from its long sleepover.  I just hope as well that the marketing team of GMA7 would somehow use this vehicle to create new and exciting products including music and merchandize.  I just don’t know what GMA record has been doing so far with such hug clamor over MHL’s mall show.  Why did they not come up with a compilation of sorts dedicated for MHL?  I know Carla Bellona is a non-singer but there are a lot of songs under their catalogue which are 100% owned by the recording company.   It may not be aired during the soaps telecast but at least recurring theme about love, letting and betrayal will be a great marketing tool.  Hooray to GMA films as they are already conceptualizing a film solely based to the three main characters of the soap.  I just hoped that they come up with the right idea while they are still airing MHL.  It may not be the same plot but the lobbying on the same theme.  Why not a HORROR / SUSPENSE THRILLER for Dennis, Tom and Carla?

Anyway I’m just happy for GMA7’s success as I have been a huge fan of the network.  May ebidensiya naman sa lahat ng post ko di ba….

 

santacruzan sa bayan ni juan


The Santacruzan is a popular religious festival held in many towns and cities throughout the Philippines as the highlight of the month-long celebration of Flores de Mayo during the month of May. It is usually celebrated with a parade of decorated floats and elaborately dressed characters, representing various aspects of the Virgin Mary and other figures. The festival was introduced to the country during the Spanish period and continues to be celebrated by  Filipinos all over the world.

Participants are hand picked by ‘Hermana Mayor’ who usually sponsors the said event.  Only the most beautiful virgins are invited to represent each ‘queens’.  Since gays are legally denied of this celebration, we created our own version of Santacruzan.  Below are some pictures that i took at least 3 to 4 years ago.  i hope youll have fun guys…

 

BLACK IS BACK: Black Party 2011 @ Malate Manila


THIS IS IT!  The annual BLACK PARTY is back endorsed by no less than ANNE CURTIS.  October 29, 2011 – @Orosa/Nakpil, Malate, Manila.

Be there and wear the tiniest black shirt you could pull out from your closet!

 

silipin ang Happy Aquarium


Kabilugan ng buwan at kasagsagan nang aking kaarawan. Habang ako at ang ilan sa mga malalapit kong mga kaibigan ay tumitili sa saya dahil sa mga nakahain na The Bar sa aming harapan ..

Tinamaan na yata ng espirito ng alkohol at nakahanap kami ng libangan. Ang camera phone ko naman ang napag-tripan namin.

Isang malaking PAK! Magandang ideya … at sabay kandirit ng mga kaibigan kong ‘naka-ayos’ pang bulag.  Calendar Recto girls ang munting tema. Pang hayok ang labanan ng dalwa kong kaibigan kaya .. HALA.. eto na ang mahahalay nilang larawan.

Naalala ko tuloy ang mga babaeng masahista sa Recto dati.  Pa-bonggahan ang ayos, ang pinakamahalay panalo at siya ang may pinaka-maraming parokyano.  Eh kung ganito ba naman ang makikita niyo sa mga ‘Happy Aquarium’ .. wala ka nang hahanap hanapin pa.

Proud to be LGBT campaign


WOW… this really makes me proud.  Pero simulan ko muna siyempre sa kuwento kung bakit ako SSOOOOO PROOOOUUUUDDDD …

Dahil akala ko na-miss ko ang WHITE PRIDE this year, nag mega search ako sa aking FB kung sino ang pwede kong talakan dahil ni hindi man lang na-announce ng bongga sa sang-kabaklaan.  Buti na lang at naurong daw ang event dahil nagmamaasim ang bagyong Falcon kaya di natuloy.  Sa July 16 na raw ang White Pride kaya may time pa para mapagipunan at mapaghandaan ang araw na ito.  TANDAAN: July 16, 2011 na po ang white pride.  Yan ang official results ng Namfrel and Comelec.

until i stumbled upon this post:  : The ‘Proud to be LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders)’ Campaign Network is a network of individuals and organizations based in the University of the Philippines, advocating protection of all Filipinos from discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Its Vision: An environment free from stigma, discrimination, and violence on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Mission: The campaign aims to raise public awareness and provide avenues for active involvement and participation of advocates in the promotion and protection of equal human rights of all Filipinos regardless of what his/her gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression is.

[For questions or inquiries about this campaign, feel free to send your messages to proudtobelgbt2011@gmail.com]

Abay bongga talaga… natuwa ako sa gesture ng PROUD TO BE LGBT kaya i want this mission to be successful and re-posted it thru my FB account and thru this humble blog.  I hope that everyone who reads this post will somehow re-post it thru their blog – straight or gay.  I will try to ask some of my friends as well to pose for me and try my very best to contribute.  I hope that we share the same message to everyone… i took the liberty to pose some pictures as an example for this great project

 

 

JULY GAY EVENTS


I tried to update my blog sa kahit anong paraan alam ko… kaya lang kalaban ko talaga ang katamaran at kalandian.  Minsan kasi walang time kaya sana, yung ibang tagapagtangkilik ko (naks…sarap naman pakingan) which includes my gay hag, my auntie and my pet dog Brunoay  – patawarin nyu sana ang inyong abang lingkod.

Minsan rin kasi eh sobrang kaunti ang nakukuha kong mga updates lalo na yung nagdaang June Gay Pride.  Buti pa yung mga taga-states…super updated sila with matching Gay Pride Parade.  Kaenget!!!

Kay eto na…resulta nang aking pagkadismaya at dahil nagyun lang ako may extrang araw para magdildil ng oras sa internet shop dito sa may kanto, sisimulan ko this month of July ang mga gay events na minsan na ring nilambing sa akin.  I hope na we support this events in lieu with our fairy godmothers… pagipunan na ang mga araw na ito at wag kalimutan na yayain ang inyong blogger…. may FB account ako at ‘i-poke’ ako ng bonnga para ma-poke din kita…

JULY 16, 2011

THE OFFICIAL WHITE PRIDE PARTY

Orosa-Nakpil, Malate / Water Gates open starting 10PM / Tickets at 100 and 500 for VIP…. yung mas mura para sa mgas tulad kong Aliping Sagigilid

JULY 16, 2011

GENERAL ASSEMBLY & LAST DAY OF REGISTRATION
@ SERENDRA ONE, THE FORT BONIFACIO GLOBAL TAGUIG CITY

presented by  LGBT PRODUCTIONS 

The BIGGEST AND FIRST EVER FOUR SEASON PAGEANT RUNWAY FASHION SHOW COMPETITION THAT WILL MAKE US ONE!!

KETCHUP MAGAZINE: Search for De La Ultimo Icono 2011
(Bisexual.trans.butch.fem)

Qualifications:
* 18yrs. old and above
* at least 5′ tall ( FOR BUTCH/FEMME); 5’5′ (FOR GAY BI/TRANSGENDER)
* with pleasing and stunning personality

P40,000 and up prizes to be given away
with a wide expectation of audience over 1,000 lgbt people

REGISTRATION FEE IS PHP500 ONLY THAT INCLUDES PHOTOSHOOT
For Registratin Details Please contact Martin 09279752629 or call 881.31.81
Or Email write_truecolors@live.com

July 17, 2011

CAREDIVAS

presented by

Ladlad Party-list and the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)

8:00 PM at the PETA Theater Center / No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City.

PR NOTES: Care Divas is a disarmingly funny and candid musical drama.It follows the lives of Chelsea (Melvin Lee), Shai (Vincent De Jesus), Kayla (Jerald Napoles, Ricci Chan), Thalia (Dudz Teraña, Jason Barcial) and Jonee (Phil Noble, Buddy Caramat), five Filipino Overseas Filipino Workers who have emigrated to Israel to work as health care providers for the elderly and who in their spare time, perform as drag queens. While desperate to make ends meet in another country, they also struggle to search for freedom and acceptance.

Tickets are at P800(VIP) and P600 (Free Seating)each.

For inquiries and ticket reservations, contact the following;
Ms. Bemz Benedito | 0917 998 4584
Mr. Patrick Espino | 0917 928 6281
or call the Ladlad Party-list HQ at (02) 584 8029

2011 GAY PRIDE


since i missed WHITE PRIDE last June 25 in Malate due to lack of info from the local community, let me just share the happiness that shines the world as pixie dust were blessed amongst little pink monsters.  Name it … The street of Moscow, Milan, Sydney, Tokyo, San Francisco etc. were literally filled with rainbow colors as we show the world how PROUD we were – we are BORN THIS WAY… and GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES!! (right Gaga!)

 

Here are some pictures from around the world which i have been able to snug in cyberspace.  So come OUT, come OUT wherever you ARE!!!!