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Bubble Gang pa more: 21 gang salute to comedy icons continue

For them, the laughter never stops.

The longest-running and well-loved gag show in the country – GMA Network’s Bubble Gang – continues to offer non-stop entertainment to Filipino viewers as they celebrate their 21st anniversary.

Seasoned comedian and 'Bubble Gang' creative director Michael V.
The show remains as Filipinos’ favorite comedy program for their unique, amusing and extraordinary parodies, sketches and gags about television commercials, politicians and current events.

Andrea Torres and Mikael Daez
Bubble Gang’s Creative Director Michael V. shares that they are just giving back to their viewers, whom they consider as their motivation and inspiration, the feat they have achieved through the years that made the program a cut above the rest.

'Bubble Gang' senior cast member Antonio Aquitania 
“Palagi kong sinasabi sa mga kasamahan ko dito na binabalik ko lang yung success ng show – yung glory and staying power naming – sa mga manunuod. Kasi for me, maganda yung relationship ng Bubble Gang sa audience. We get inspiration from them e. Kumbaga kung wala yung society, hindi kami makakagawa ng parody, sketches, and jokes na about sa society. And we’re glad na-a-appreciate naman ng mga nakakapanood yun,” he said.

Gag show regulars Kim Domingo, Paolo Contis and Diego
In line with their anniversary celebration, Bubble Gang pays tribute to 21 comedic gems of Philippine cinema and television by performing some of their famous sketches and scenes dubbed as “21 GANG Salute’’ in a two-part special, the first part aired last week. Tonight, the show airs the concluding part with Michael V., together with Andrea Torres, Antonio Aquitania, Arra San Agustin, Arny Ross, Betong Sumaya, Boy 2 Quizon, Chariz Solomon, Denise Barbacena, Diego Llorico, Jackie Rice, Jak Roberto, James Macasero, Jan Manual, Juancho Trivino, Kim Domingo, Mikael Daez, Myka Flores, Paolo Contis, RJ Padilla, Rodfil Obeso, Sef Cadayona and Valeen Montenegro in their one-of-a-kind and surprising performances.

Valeen Montenegro, Jak Roberto and Chariz Solomon
★★★★★

Kapuso viewers followed the heart-wrenching drama about a teenager who took on the role of a mother to five street children while in search for her father’s love.

Inah de Belen who was given the lead role, Maricel or Mama Cel, for her first drama project in GMA Network, said that portraying her character made her realize that acting is what she really wants to do and pursue.

“Nung una, nakaka-overwhelm siya pero kapag sanay ka na, okay na. You think you have accomplished everything already but after doing the show, I felt like I’ve accomplished a lot and I am really proud of myself because I didn’t expect na ‘yun ‘yung magiging potential ko. Actually, because of this show, na-realize ko na ito talaga yung gusto kong gawin.”

Jake Vargas, on the other hand, said that he has a lot of unforgettable scenes while doing the soap and he definitely enjoyed playing the role of Julio.

Rising TV star Inah de Belen with her 'Oh My Mama' leading men Jake Vargas (left) and Jeric Gonzales (right)
“Pinaka-memorable sa akin talaga ay yung role ko as Julio kasi first time ko na magkaroon ng character na maangas at matapang. Gusto ko rin talaga ‘yung mga ganitong klaseng role at nag-enjoy talaga ako doing our fight scenes.”

Meanwhile, Jeric Gonzales who plays Zach said he will miss working with his co-stars in the show. And even though they will not be seeing each other on a regular basis, the connection between them will always remain intact.

“Sobrang close namin on and off cam. Ang turing namin sa isa’t isa ay pamilya. Kaming tatlo nina Jake at Inah, very close kami. Palaging masaya sa set kaya mami-miss ko talaga sila.”

As the series comes to an end, who will Maricel choose between Julio and Zach? Will they find out who the “Big Boss” is?

★★★★★

Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray left for the U.S on Nov. 24 on a Philippine Airlines’ flight to New York to catch up for the start of the Miss World Pageant calendar.

There was a media meet and greet for her at the Philippine Center on Nov. 25 arranged by Consul General Tess dela Vega.

In a media send-off at the C3 Events Place in Greenhills, the statuesque and intelligent Gray whom everyone fondly calls ‘Cat’ shared her hopes and dreams for a strong and victorious showing in the pageant.

Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray
In keeping with the “Filipino First Policy” of Miss World Philippines, her competition gown was designed and made by Francis Libiran. It will be remembered that Miss World is dubbed as the “mother of all pageants” by virtue of being the very first beauty pageant ever established.

Created in 1951, it is now on its 66th year. The biggest pageant in the world finally arrives in the US with 120 candidates. It will be staged at the Gaylord Convention Center, 7 p.m. on Dec. 18.

Miss Gray proudly walks on stage to represent the Philippines says Cory Quirino, Miss World Philippines National Director, adding, “And with her, she brings all the prayers of the Filipino people.”

Support Catriona Gray’s official Miss World Facebook page. Calling on the Filipino Community in the US for a strong Philippine delegation during the Miss World Pageant.

In the last six years of Miss World Philippines’ existence, it has produced the very first Miss World winner, Megan Young in 2013, as well as one 1st runner-up (Gwendoline Ruais in 2011), top 8 (Queneerich Reman in 2012), Top 25 (Valerie Weighmann in 2014) and Top 10 (Hilarie Parungao in 2015) finishers.

Topics: Bubble Gang , Michael V. , Inah de Belen , 'Oh My Mama' , Jake Vargas , Jeric Gonzales , Catriona Gray , Miss World Pageant , Tess dela Vega , Andrea Torres , Antonio Aquitania , Arra San Agustin , Arny Ross , Betong Sumaya , Boy 2 Quizon , Chariz Solomon , Denise Barbac
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