Three rising female stars –Sofia Andres, Devon Seron, and Cherise Castro – propel Jason Paul Laxamana’s latest big-screen outing.
The three ingénues consider the Regal Entertainment production as their biggest break to date. Sofia Andres, for instance, believes that Pwera Usog is a perfect vehicle to showcase her acting skills. Andres appeared prior to this film in Relaks, It’s Just Pag-ibig endearing herself to movie fans and then mesmerized TV audiences in her performance as an antagonist in Forevermore.
Pwera Usog is from the age-old Filipino superstitious belief called usog. It is believed that when a stranger gets near a child or infant that reacts rather strangely in the form of stomach pains or distress, that person carried with him usog and women in the olden days would say that the infant had been touched by someone with an evil eye or what the Spaniards call mal de ojo.
In the movie, Andres is Jane, a millennial who administers a prank channel online.
According to the film’s director, the young actress shines in the movie and is able to prove that she’s one of the stars to watch out for in the acting department.
Meanwhile, Devon Seron was seen first on TV via Pinoy Big Brother as one of the Teen Big Placers. Her last project for TV was Be My Lady and now she is regularly seen in It’s Showtime as one of the members of Girltrends.
In the movie, Seron plays the role of Luna, a street dweller who grew up with her friend Quintin (Kiko Estrada). Luna and Jane crossed path when the later created a video that made fun of her being a vagrant.
“Wala siyang arte sa katawan. Nandoon ang dedication niya upang pagbutihin ang kanyang craft. Napabilib niya ako sa role niya,” Laxamana said as he gave the actress glowing notices for pulling off such a challenging role.
Regal Baby Cherise Castro shared everything she has as a newbie actress in the movie. Regal Entertainment’s Roselle Monteverde noticed how she stood her ground along with the other performers when she the rushes of the film.
Castro has ppeared in an episode of Ipaglaban Mo prior to embracing her role in the film.
Castro essays the role of Val, a budding cameraman who helps Jane in creating the prank video, which features a street vagrant ridiculed by many.
The film is a dream come true for Laxamana who said he was ecstatic to work with Eula Valdes, one of the senior actors in the movie.
“She’s a terrific actress!” said Laxamana, “I’ve been dreaming of working with the seasoned actress ever since. She’s a great actor and easy to work with.”
The cast of the Pwera Usog includes Joseph Marco, Albie Casino, Aiko Melendez, and Rommel Padilla. The film hits screens nationwide on March 8.
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From Hahamakin Ang Lahat, Eula Valdes migrates to primetime TV starting last Wednesday when the character of Avria rose from being a spirit to flesh. Her character will pose another challenge to the “Diwatas” of Lireo.
Avria is the last queen or in the Encantadian language ‘hara” whose spirit possessed the body of Cassiopea (Solenn Heussaff) in her attempt to steal the diamonds of the “diwatas”, although she only succeeded in getting one that Ether, the Bathaluman, used to revive her.
Do the fans of this series have to look forward to more action-packed scenes among the “diwatas” and Avaria and her minions?
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Two-time UAAP champion and finals MVP Jeron Teng officially signed with the AMA Online Education for the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Development League (D-League).
With Teng in its roster of basketball standouts, the AMA OED looks to achieve a well-performing season as it returns for its second consecutive season in the league.
As the PBA D-League’s top draft pick, the collegiate basketball star feels the need to bring his best to represent one of the country’s top online schools. “I’m really looking forward to playing alongside the AMA OED this season. Representing an institution like AMA gives me a sense of pride and motivation to perform my best. I’m grateful to be given the opportunity to carry the flag for students of AMA’s online schools,” says Teng.
“We’re very happy to have Jeron join our team. The leadership and skill he exhibited during his days in collegiate basketball will certainly be an asset for the team in the upcoming season,” says Dr. Amable C. Aguiluz IX, vice chairman and CEO of AMA Education System.”
Much like in our online schools, we also aim to instill a greater sense of accountability and responsibility to the athletes we train. We are confident that Teng can boost the team’s morale and motivate his teammates to perform their best,” he adds.
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For the last Saturday of the love month, The World of Gandang Ricky Reyes (TWGRR) host and beauty expert Ricky Reyes treats couple Chester and Elsa Udsig to a day of pampering at the Golden Sunset Resort in Calatagan, Batangas.
Also, TWGG shares how the sweet and funny social media sweethearts Jon Gutierrez and Jelai Andres (JoLai) are doing today.
Meanwhile, Reyes provides solution to two problematic ladies with their unruly hair. Pamela will be given a Regold treatment while Princess will discover the beauty of the latest Cryo Hair Therapy.
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