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More to Learn – “…I really used to dance, Billy Boy knows this. Siguro nahawa ako sa Mama ko (referring to Rep. Vilma Santos who used to have her own variety show). And I was always around the VIP dancers…But you realize early on that I love dancing but it won’t be my bread and butter. I was so interested but I wasn’t able to turn it into a passion per se…Good question (number of show he has done so far). I wish I knew. It’s a good problem to have. I simply started in MYX then ASAP, then the shows came one after another. The sum total — how many shows and the number of seasons — I honestly don’t have any idea. But thank you, I’m going to look into that…No matter how good you believe you are, no matter how good people say that you are, the moment you think there’s nothing more to learn, that’s when everything goes down. Every new partnership, every new show, there’s something new to learn…” – Luis Manzano, reported by Nathalie Tomada, The Philippine Star, 02 February 2019

Junior Versions – “…They say we are like the junior versions of Ms. Nora Aunor and Ms. Vilma Santos. It’s flattering but for the record, I’m not competing with her. Everyone knows that Therese is a critically-acclaimed actress and it’s quite challenging to share the frame with her in this show…Yes, I’ve been hearing talks like that. But in all honesty, I don’t want the idea of competition between us. That would just affect my performance. Just let things flow naturally…” – Kyline Alcantara, reported by Joseph Peter R. Gonzales, Manila Standard, 28 January 2019

No for Vi – “Strong resistance from lawmakers and children’s rights groups alike did not stop the majority of the House of Representatives from passing the bill that would lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 12 years old. On Monday, January 28, a total of 146 legislators said yes to House Bill (HB) No. 8858, while only 34 said no. There were no abstentions…There are a total of 291 lawmakers sitting in the House. This means the remaining 111 legislators were absent during the vote, and their names will not be part of the list below…Here is the list of lawmakers who voted yes and no to HB 8858, based on Journal No. 45 which contains the summary of the plenary proceedings on Monday: NO:..Santos-Recto, Vilma (Batangas 6th District)…” – Mara Cepeda, Rappler, 30 January 2019

Feelers – “…Time to dust off the Crystal Ball and (fore)see what’s in store for the make-believe denizens in the Year of the Pig. Oink, oink, oink!!! A blushing revelation: this annual (random) fortune-telling dates back to the imposition of the unlamented Martial Law and, believe it or not, the batting credibility/accuracy average is way, way above the median. The manghuhula deserves three good pats on the back! First, the “Wide Awake” Items…Luis Manzano will keep on teasing the public imagination with “feelers” that he’s ready to marry girlfriend Jessy Mendiola (and make his mom, Batangas Rep. Vilma Santos, happy. She has been wishing for a grandson from Luis) but that’s as far as Luis will go – lip service…” – Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star, 02 January 2019

Matured & Mellowed – “…In my 50 years in show biz, there were many times when I wanted to give up. Back in the day, I would shoot three movies at the same time, aside from my weekly TV show. When I felt burned out, I made a disappearing act. I would just take off and go to Baguio, or any place where I could get away from it all. While I stood on the edge of a mountain, I shouted and cried it all out. I would be gone for three days, which was admittedly quite unprofessional. But I had to go away because I was dead tired and overworked. But as I matured, I mellowed. I began to think of the other people I worked with, and not just myself. We all need to take a breather every now and then…” – Hon. Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto, Reported by Dolly Anne Carvajal, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 01 January 2019

Date News Links
02-17-2019 Luis at Jessy, hinahanapan na ng apo ni Vilma
I.S., Abante
02-17-2019 Wala pang nakakapantay Ate Vi at Sharon legit na Box Office Queens!
Ed de Leon, Pang-masa
02-16-2019 Why Luis isn’t ready to ‘take the plunge’ just yet
Marinel R. Cruz – Reporter, Philippine Daily Inquirer
02-15-2019 Luis Manzano answers questions from Jessy Mendiola in her new vlog
Paula Benoza, Push
02-15-2019 Edu hinihintay na ang pagkamatay sa Probinsyano: Si PGMA ang peg ko
Julie Bonifacio, Bandera
02-13-2019 The unfading cinematic charm of U.P. Diliman
Monchito Nocon, ABS-CBN
02-12-2019 Ate Vi hindi naniniwalang patay na ang industriya ng pelikula
Ed de Leon, Pang-masa
02-12-2019 Edu aminadong mas maraming pera si Luis!
Baby E, Pang-masa
02-11-2019 Queenie Gonzales finally snaps selfies with Ate Vi
02-11-2019 Hirit ni Edu kay Luis, pahinga muna bago apo
Vinia Vivar, People’s Tonight
02-11-2019 Entertainment personalities mourn passing of Armida Siguion-Reyna
Krissy Aguilar, Inquirer
02-11-2019 ‘She has art in her heart’: Armida Siguion-Reyna dies at 88
Leah C. Salterio, ABS-CBN News
02-11-2019 Veteran singer-actress Armida Siguion-Reyna passes away at 88
Jojo Gabinete, PEP
02-07-2019 Love Actually: What Age Gap? These Celeb Couples Have Restored Our Faith In Love, Love, Love!
ABS-CBN Lifestyle
02-06-2019 Manila then and now, seen through Brocka and Bernal
Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Business World
02-04-2019 ‘Kasuotan’ raises funds for a school
Jenny Ortuoste, Manila Standard
02-02-2019 World of Dance Philippines judges on long love affair with dance
Nathalie Tomada, The Philippine Star
02-01-2019 Gusto na uling umarte, Vilma hindi na makakuha ng oras sa paggawa ng pelikula!
Ed de Leon, Pang-masa
01-31-2019 Luis Manzano says he’s preparing for marriage, better future with Jessy
Jan Milo Severo, Philstar
01-30-2019 Pepe Smith’s family launches memorial fundraiser for late Pinoy rock legend
Ruel Mendoza, PEP
01-30-2019 How the House voted on lowering criminal liability age
Mara Cepeda, Rappler
01-28-2019 No competition between Kyline and Therese
Joseph Peter R. Gonzales, Manila Standard
01-27-2019 Joko pinapayagang rumaket ni Cong. Vi
Gorgy Rula, Pilipino Star Ngayon
01-27-2019 Luis at Dennis pini-pressure pakasalan sina Jessy at Jennylyn
Aster Amoyo, Pilipino Star Ngayon
01-26-2019 What does Jessy Mendiola plan to do before finally settling down?
Melba Llanera, PEP
01-17-2019 Luis Manzano shares funny birthday greeting for Alex Gonzaga
Krissy Aguilar, Inquirer
01-14-2019 Darna At Ding – February 08, 1980 Movie
01-14-2019 Pia peke ang pag-iyak sa dance contest?!
Veronica R. Samio, Pilipino Star Ngayon
01-12-2019 Luis at Pia mangyayanig
Salve Asis, Pilipino Star Ngayon
01-11-2019 Angel Locsin makes an explosive comeback on primetime in “The General’s Daughter”
01-10-2019 The stars are aligning for Romy
Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star
01-10-2019 Roderick ayaw tantanan ng mga kalaban sa politika; pilit sinisira
Ronnie Carrasco III, Bandera
01-10-2019 Luis calls Jessy the ‘mother’ of his children
01-06-2019 Salpukang Luis-Willie, matira ang matibay
Nel Alejandrino, People’s Tonight
01-03-2019 Angel at Luis mag-uunahang magpakasal
Jun Lalin, Pang-masa
01-02-2019 Luis, tatapatan si Willie
Nel Alejandrino, People’s Tonight
01-02-2019 Mga Halu-Halong Hula-Hula 2019
Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star
01-01-2019 18 celebrity quotes of 2018
Dolly Anne Carvajal, Philippine Daily Inquirer

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