At least three GMA shows confirmed to go off air soon

Now we understand why there is so much information available to the media about the supposed latest "fling" of this actor to a showbiz newbie who reportedly caught his fancy from their first meeting. We heard from sources that this newbie is being managed by this publicity-hungry showbiz wannabe whose main tactic for stardom is for his ward to be linked to a bigger star. This was his idea, too, when he tried to help one politician get the public's attention by linking him to a female TV host. The idea fizzled out in the end and is predicted to also be the end of this latest "coupling" that he is clearly masterminding.

• An important actor is reportedly being weighed down by physical fatigue for working on a soap and being on the set almost every day. The source said his soap is supposedly ending in May but network management has pushed it back to June. But confidentially, the actor is said to be giving up on the project as soon as his contract ends in May. Now, it's up to the executives of the network to find ways to convince him to stay.

• If our source is right, at least three shows in GMA will be off the air very soon. We heard that Manny Pacquiao's "Para Sa 'Yo Ang Laban Na Ito," Eugene Domingo's "Celebrity Bluff," and Regine Velasquez's "Sarap Diva" will soon bow out, one supposedly because of poor ratings, so the management opted to cut its losses. Regine's show will be axed after the singer filed a leave of absence supposedly to "rest her voice," we were told.

• According to our source, Ogie Alcasid's transfer to TV5 is already a sure deal. The singer-comedian is onto his last assignment hosting a sponsored game show on GMA-7. After this, the source told us, there is no immediate plan for a show anymore fanning rumors that indeed, at the end of his contract next month, Ogie will already be inking a contract with the Kapatid network.

• Diana Zubiri is on her last year taking up Theater Arts in Miriam College. As part of her curriculum, she is undergoing 100 hours of on-the-job training on GMA-7's "Eat Bulaga," a show on which she was a former co-host. The actress, who will soon be part of ABS-CBN's "Juan Dela Cruz," is having fun as a production assistant on the show, happy to be reunited with most of her friends in the show. She tells us it gives her a lot of nice insights being on the other side of the fence working behind the scene.

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No Film Bios For President Estrada... Yet

Former President Joseph Estrada is not likely going to allow anyone to film his biography any time soon. "Buhay pa ako. Ayaw ko pa nang ganyang project about my life. Siguro 'pag namatay na ako, puwede na," he said during his press conference.

Pres. Erap, answering questions why he chose to run for mayor in Manila, said, "I want to spend the last years of my life serving my kababayans in Manila because that's where I was born."

He also said that Grace Poe-Llamanzares can expect his support in her candidacy. "Mahal ko si Grace kasi anak siya ng best friend ko na si Fernando Poe, Jr. Susuportahan ko pa rin siya but only in my personal capacity kasi my party has already withdrawn its support of the guest candidates," he clarified.

Setting the record straight regarding his son Jake Ejercito's relationship with controversial young actress Andi Eigenmann, Pres. Estrada said, "Hindi ako nakikialam sa love life nila. Never ako nakialam... Hindi rin totoong may mga sinabi kaming ayaw namin sa kung sinong girlfriend ni Jake. Alam nila 'yan."

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Int'l All-Girl Pop Band Endorses Robinsons Dept. Store

A new international all-girl pop band called the Lylas has been creating a big buzz in the global music scene. They also happen to be the new style ambassadors of Robinsons Department Store's (RDS) Women's Wear Department. Recognized for their music as well as for their individual fashion sense, the brunette beauties headline the store's different private brands catering to women of all ages and different fashion tastes.

The Lylas, which stands for Love You Like A Sister, is composed of sisters Jaime Kailani, Tahiti, Tiara and Presley Hernandez, whose famous brother is half-Fil musician Bruno Mars (whose real name is Peter Hernandez). They grew up in the tropical island of Honolulu in Hawaii and hail from a family of musicians. The group recently released its debut single, "Come Back," and are not just making waves in the music industry, they have also signed on with U.S. cable network WE tv for their own reality series that follows the girls as they make the big move from Hawaii to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams.

They chose to represent RDS in the Philippines because of the brand's practical but sophisticated selection that go well with their diverse lifestyles and personalities. "We are four different women who have four different things going on in our lives, but we're all headed toward the same goal," says Jaime Kailani in a recent interview. "Hopefully we can be inspiring to women."

Jaime Kailani prefers earth tones and a more toned down look. Tahiti, meanwhile, is the sexy siren of the bunch and is not afraid to show some skin. Tiara channels her inner rocker chic with a wardrobe full of studs, spikes and practically anything black. Presley is the quintessential urban chick who is not afraid to mix it up with the latest trends.

"Like The Lylas' unique personalities and distinctive voices that seamlessly blend into a harmony, the Women's Wear Department of Robinsons Department Store has everything for every sort of feminine fashion style," notes Johnson Go, RDS General Manager. "Customers can expect to see a rich assortment of dresses, shoes, bags and accessories perfect for a mix of styles that will make every woman - whether you are a stylish career-savvy mom, a budget-wise daughter, or a trend trailblazing sister - feel like the next superstar."

(Visit the nearest Robinsons Department Store. You may also check out www.robinsonsdepartmentstore.com.ph or 'like' Robinsons Department Store on Facebook and follow @RobinsonsStore on Twitter.)

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Gov. Joey Salceda Is A Gem For His Kababayans

We were recent visitors in the beautiful province of Albay upon the invitation of Gov. Joey Salceda and we are very glad we went with a group of entertainment media friends to see the beauty of Bicol on this three-day getaway.

The occasion was for the month-long celebration of the Daragang Magayon festival, which started April 1. We saw firsthand how the province of Albay, under Gov. Salceda's leaderhsip, gave importance to their culture and celebrate its richness by hosting different activities for and by the people and their guests.

Gov. Salceda is very well-loved by his kababayans and we are a witness to their good words and appreciation for their public servant. That's why it was no surprise to us when we heard that he was running uncontested for his third and final term as governor in the May elections.

While in Albay, we felt and tasted the beauty and flavors that the province has to offer. The majestic Mayon Volcano, perfect in every sense, inspires a sense of gratitude; it's so beautiful, you wouldn't get tired at gazing at its magnificence no matter how many times you see it. The Cagsawa Ruins, where a portion of the church's bell tower remains after the 1814 eruption of the volcano, inspires nostalgia and is still the perfect photo op area with Mount Mayon as backdrop.

The ATV Adventure Ride through the lava trail brough us to the portion of the mountain they call Green Hill. This rough ride is one for the adventurous at heart. The Lignon Hill gave us a view of the entire province while enjoying fresh buko juice and ice cream in the hot afternoon. Though we failed to see the caves the province is quite known for, the trip also brought us to the posh Misibis Bay for a day of leisure and nature tripping, and yes, catching up a little on work.

The food is another glorious aspect to our trip. Gorging on spicy Bicol Express, pinangat and inihaw cuisine, we were certain we all put on a little weight because of the gastronomic delight the governor made sure we were treated with while there.

We will always have fond memories of Bicol and we don't doubt that we will keep coming back to it in the future, telling our friends and families what a beautiful destination it is.

Gov. Salceda is right in saying that "like the volcano the province is famous for, Albay is rising."

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