King of Pinoy Folk & Girlfriend

King of Pinoy Folk & Girlfriend

It is not everyday now that we ogle on what FREDDIE AGUILAR is up to.  After he gained massive popularity with his ANAK hitsong ; he simply stayed on an OPM pedestal where his name is usually mentioned with a slight bow of reverence.  A high priest of sorts, Ka Freddie as he is fondly called ; sailed through the years while maintaining a lifestyle fit the King of Pinoy Folk.  His record royalties and business acumen has made that all possible.  Then yesterday, in a salacious tone , netizens were outraged with his latest amorous conquest!  A photo showing him smooching a lady.  A photo of a 60 year old man romancing an allegedly 16 year old girl!  What the!  People were quick to react and condemn the recently senior-ed Ka Freddie!  This is an outrage!  Some even took the effort to consult lawyers and quote his possible offenses.  They figured that Aguilar can be accused of SEDUCTION and also answerable to RA9262 among other sundries.  Is it then an indiscretion on the icon’s part to have shared his private affair to public?  Is he trying to make some people green with envy that at his age he enamored a spring chicken with some feathers still missing?  With what surfaced on the net, Aguilar simply said that  he did not know that his girlfriend was a minor when he first met her but said he was already in love when he found out. He also added that He said he has her parents’ blessings and is ready to marry her when she’s legal and ready. He added that they have discussed the prospect of having a baby.  Love knows nothing but itself… it is blind, ageless, gender-less, space-less and most often misunderstood to cock-eyed idiots like reporters!


Final Florante PosterGantimpala Theater opens its thirty-sixth (36) season with Francisco Balagtas’ “Florante at Laura”, the Filipino literary masterpiece considered by many as poetic art that examines the nature of justice, truth and commitment to fairness, made into a theater production by award-winning and respected playwright Bonifacio Ilagan, with director Roeder Camañagpresenting it as a komedya,
            Director Camañag says, “Boni Ilagan’s script highlights on the many facets of love – from the purest to the most damaged. He understood the words of Balagtas so well thus we see on stage Florante’s encounters with love – love for knowledge, parental love, brotherly love he shares with best friend Menandro. Laura, his beloved , and love for Albania.”
Paul Jake Paule/Rafa Esplana & Ellrica Laguardia as 'FLORANTE at LAURA'

Paul Jake Paule/Rafa Esplana & Ellrica Laguardia as ‘FLORANTE at LAURA’

            “We are presenting it as a komedya as well,” the director quips. “We are continuing to honor the artistic legacy of our late artistic director Tony Espejo who believed that the komedya was the theater form during the time of Balagtas and it was not only fitting, but best to present the play making use of this endemic Filipino theater form.”
            Alternately acting as Florante are Rafa Esplana and Paul Jake Paula with Ellrica Laguardia as Laura, Florante’s sweetheart.
            Actors’ Company members portray major roles – Alfred Urieta as the antagonist and Daffodil Abear is the Moor princess Flerida.
FLORANTE at LAURA with Macson Macaraig as Makata

FLORANTE at LAURA with Macson Macaraig as Makata

            Giving life to the other major characters are Ku Aquino (Haring Linceo), Billy Parjan (Duke Briseo), Lodie Atis (Reyna Floresca), Mark Cayabyab (Menandro), Jan Gomez (Antenor),
Kych Cyl Minemoto ( Batang Florante), Masanori Mentuda (Batang Adolfo), Macson Anthony Macaraig (Makata/Tagapagsalaysay), Andro Morgan (Sultan Ali- Adab/Osmalik), Julius Empredo (Miramolin) and Leo Ponseca as Aladin, the Moor Prince.
Artistically assisting Camañag to realize the warring world of Moors and Christians are Andy Villareal            (Lights Designer), Joey de Guzman ( Set Designer), Jose Jeffrey Camañag (Costumes Designer), Tony Munoz (Music), Ian De Leon (Choreographer), Meyo de Jesus (Video Designer), Pauwie Garcia (Production Manager), and Roan Cornejo (Stage Manager).
            Performances are on August 2, (9am.12nn/3pm), SM Southmall Cinema 3, Las Piñas City, August 9 and 10 (10am/2pm), Star Theater, Star City, Pasay City and August 16 and 17 (10am/2pm), AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.   For tickets, please call the Gantimpala Marketing Office at 899-5911/899-5745/998-5622. Visit us at and


Marco Morales [TwitterPic Courtesy: Dennis Datu]

Marco Morales [TwitterPic Courtesy: Dennis Datu]

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Is Marco Saca and Marco Morales(inset), the Indie Actor be one and the same? [screengrab ID from ABSCBN newsclip]

Is Marco Saca and Marco Morales(inset), the Indie Actor , one and the same? [screengrab ID from ABSCBN newsclip]

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