Manuel Chua, Eddie Garcia, and Jommy Teotico guest star on “Toda Max” this Saturday!

A terrifying accident might take place on this week’s episode of “Toda Max” as ‘Tay Mac (Al Tantay) deals with the construction of his new house.

Toda Max, Eddie

‘Tay Mac had hired a friend of his to help him put up a safe and sturdy house. In this Saturday’s episode, Engineer Manoy (Eddie Garcia), a contractor, brings in two of his workers, Bruce (Manuel Chua) and Cholo (Jommy Teotico), to help him complete the job.

With money from Engineer Manoy, Bruce and Cholo are asked to buy the remaining materials needed to complete the construction—but the two are tempted to use the money for other things.

Will Engineer Manoy find out about his workers’ other plans? If he doesn’t, what will happen to ‘Tay Mac’s house?

Tune in to “Toda Max” this Saturday (June 15) to see how things play out, airing after “Maalaala Mo Kaya” on ABS-CBN Channel 2.

“I Do Bidoo Bidoo” and “Bwakaw” leads with most nominations at the 10th Golden Screen Movie Awards!

The movie musical “I Do Bidoo Bidoo” and the Oscar-submitted drama “Bwakaw” lead the roster of nominees for the 10th Golden Screen Movie Awards to be handed out by the Entertainment Press Society (Enpress) on April 27.


“I Do Bidoo Bidoo” earned a total of 15 nominations, including Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical, Best Direction, and no less than 9 acting nods for its singing stars.

“Bwakaw” scored 12 nominations, including Best Motion Picture-Drama, Best Direction, and Best Actor for lead star Eddie Garcia.

The full list of nominees follows:

Motion Picture-Drama:

  • ”Alagwa” (Breakaway Films),
  • “Bwakaw” (Cinemalaya, APT Entertainment, and Octobertrain Films),
  • “Kalye Marino: Intoy Syokoy” (Cinemalaya, Boy So, Rober Bernardo and Boy Abunda),
  • “Mater Dolorosa” (Cinema One Originals and Creative Programs. Inc.),
  • “Mga Mumunting Lihim” (Cinemalaya and LargaVista Entertainment)
  • “Sta. Niña” (Cinemalaya, CCM Creative, and Bonfire Productions),
  • “The Mistress” (Star Cinema Productions),
  • “Thy Womb” (Centerstage Productions).

Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy: 

  • “I Do Bidoo Bidoo” (Unitel and Studio 5),
  • “Of All the Things” (Viva Films and GMA Films),
  • “REquieme” (Cinemalaya and Cine Handurawan).

Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role-Drama: 

  • Agot Isidro (“Mga Mumunting Lihim”),
  • Angelica Panganiban (“One More Try”),
  • Bea Alonzo (“The Mistress”),
  • Gina Alajar (“Mater Dolorosa”),
  • Iza Calzado (“Mga Mumunting Lihim”),
  • Janice de Belen (“Mga Mumunting Lihim”),
  • Jodi Sta. Maria (“Migrante”),
  • Judy Ann Santos (“Mga Mumunting Lihim”),
  • LJ Reyes (“Kalye Marino: Intoy Syokoy”),
  • Nora Aunor (“Thy Womb”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role-Drama: 

  • Alfred Vargas (“Supremo”),
  • Allen Dizon (“Migrante”),
  • Coco Martin (“Sta. Niña”),
  • Dingdong Dantes (“Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles”),
  • Eddie Garcia (“Bwakaw”),
  • Kristoffer King (“Oros”),
  • Jericho Rosales (“Alagwa”),
  • JM de Guzman (“Kalye Marino: Intoy Syokoy”),
  • John Lloyd Cruz (“The Mistress”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role-Musical or Comedy: 

  • Eugene Domingo (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”),
  • Regine Velasquez (“Of All The Things”),
  • Shamaine Buencamino (“REquieme”),
  • Zsa Zsa Padilla (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role-Musical or Comedy: 

  • Aga Muhlach (“Of All The Things”),
  • Archie Alemania (“Slumber Party”),
  • Gary Valenciano (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”),
  • John Lapus (“Moron 5 and the Crying Lady”),
  • Ogie Alcasid (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”),
  • Sam Concepcion (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role-Drama, Musical or Comedy: 

  • Anita Linda (“Sta. Niña”),
  • Dina Bonnevie (“Flames of Love”),
  • Frenchie Dy (“I Dobidoo Bidoo”),
  • Hilda Koronel (“The Mistress”),
  • Janice de Belen (“Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles”),
  • Mylene Dizon (“Sosy Problems”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role-Drama, Musical or Comedy: 

  • Cesar Montano (“El Presidente”),
  • Kristoffer Martin (“Oros”),
  • Joey Paras (“Bwakaw”),
  • Joross Gamboa (“Kalye Marino: Intoy Syokoy”),
  • Neil Coleta (“I Dobidoo Bidoo”),
  • Ronaldo Valdez (“The Mistress”),
  • Soxie Topacio (“Bwakaw”)

Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress:

  • Dawn Jimenez (“The Animals”),
  • Kim Komatsu (“Oros”),
  • Sweet Plantado (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”),
  • Tippy dos Santos (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”),
  • Yam Concepcion (“Rigodon”)

Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actor:

  • Anthony Falcon (“REquieme”),
  • Kenneth Salva (“Kalye Marino: Intoy Syokoy”),
  • John James Uy (“Rigodon”),
  • Markki Stroem (“Slumber Party”),
  • Marti Sandino San Juan (“Grave Bandits”),
  • RK Bagatsing (“Slumber Party”),
  • Ronald Pacifico (“Grave Bandits”),
  • Sef Cadayona (“Gayak”)

Best Direction: 

  • Adolfo Alix, Jr. (“Mater Dolorosa”),
  • Brillante Mendoza (“Thy Womb”),
  • Chris Martinez (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”),
  • Jose Javier Reyes (“Mga Mumunting Lihim”),
  • Joyce Bernal (“Of All The Things”),
  • Jun Lana (“Bwakaw”),
  • Olivia Lamasan (“The Mistress”),
  • Richard Somes (“Supremo”)

Best Original Screenplay: Chris Martinez (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”), Henry Burgos (“Thy Womb”), Jerry Gracio (“Mater Dolorosa”), Jimmy Flores (“Supremo”), Jose Javier Reyes (“Mga Mumunting Lihim”), Jun Lana (“Bwakaw”), Mel Mendoza-del Rosario (“Of All The Things”)

Best Screenplay Adaptation: Eros Atalia (“Kalye Marino: Intoy Syokoy”), Layeta Bucoy (“Melodrama Negra”),

Best Story: 

  • Allan Lopez (“Melodrama Negra”),
  • Chris Martinez (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”),
  • Emmanuel Palo (“Sta. Niña”),
  • Ian Lorenos (“”Alagwa”),
  • Jerry Gracio (“Mater Dolorosa”),
  • Jimmy Flores (“Supremo”),
  • Jose Javier Reyes (“Mga Mumunting Lihim”),
  • Jun Lana (“Bwakaw”),
  • Mel Mendoza- del Rosario (“Of All The Things”)

Best Cinematography: 

  • Albert Banzon (“Mater Dolorosa”),
  • Alex Esparto (“Supremo”),
  • Carlos Mendoza (“Bwakaw”),
  • Charlie Peralta (“Of All The Things”),
  • Francis Ricardo Buhay III (“Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles”),
  • Larry Manda (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”),
  • Nor Domingo (“Sta. Niña”),
  • Odyssey Flores (“Thy Womb”),
  • Rodolfo Aves, Jr. (“Mga Mumunting Lihim”)

Best Editing: 

  • Benjamin Tolentino (“Mater Dolorosa”),
  • Carlos Francisco Manatad & Joris Fernandez (“Supremo”),
  • Jay Halili (“Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles”),
  • Lawrence Ang (“Bwakaw”),
  • Randy Gabriel (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”),
  • Vaness de Leon (“Mga Mumunting Lihim”)

Best Production Design: 

  • Adolfo Alix, Jr. (“Mater Dolorosa”),
  • Brillante Mendoza (“Thy Womb”),
  • Danny Red & Joel Bilbao (“El Presidente”),
  • Digo Recio (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”),
  • Erin John Martir & Adrian Torres (“Supremo”),
  • Joey Luna (“Bwakaw”), Peter Collias & Benjamin Padero (“Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles”)

Best Sound Design:

  • Albert Michael Idioma (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”),
  • Antonieto Carlos (“Supremo”),
  • Brillante Mendoza (“Thy Womb”),
  • Ditoy Aguila & Corinne de San Jose (“Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles”),
  • Mark Locsin & Alex Tomboc (“Bwakaw”)

Best Musical Score: 

  • Egien Ignacio (“Mater Dolorosa”),
  • Jema Pamintuan (“Bwakaw”),
  • Joseph Lansang & Jobin Ballesteros (“The Strangers”),
  • Jesse Lucas (“Mga Mumunting Lihim”),
  • Jessie Lasaten (“El Presidente”),
  • Vincent de Jesus (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”),
  • Von de Guzman (“Supremo”),
  • Von de Guzman (“Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles”)

Best Original Song:

  • “Aking Inang Bayan” from the movie “El Presidente”, composed by Marizen Soriano, arranged by Jessie Lasaten and interpreted by Maita Ejercito;
  • “Di Maipaliwanag” from the movie “Slumber Party”, composed by Shielbert Manuel and Braduz Zon and interpreted by Og Sacred;
  • “Paalam Muna” from the movie “Mga Mumunting Lihim”, words, music and interpreted by Davey Langit;
  • “Saan Ako Tutungo” from the movie “Migrante”, composed by Lucien Letaba, Rody Vera and Boni Ilagan, arranged by Melvin Corpin and interpreted by Honey Araneta

Best Visual/Special Effects: 

  • Carlo Manatad (“Supremo”),
  • Dave Yu of Mothership (“Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles”),
  • Imaginary Friends (“Bwakaw”),
  • Gaspar Manarin of Blackburst (“The Strangers”),
  • Keep Me Posted Production Outfit (“Thy Womb”),
  • Unitel Productions and Optima Digital (“I Do Bidoo Bidoo”)

Coinciding with the award-giving body’s 10th year is the Dekada Award for the Gallery of Distinction. Past winners will be recognized for their contribution to the field of acting, 12 artists, one producer and one director: Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ara Mina, Maricel Soriano, Eugene Domingo, Judy Ann Santos, Coco Martin, Iza Calsado, Dennis Trillo, Sid Lucero, Tirso Cruz III, Aga Muhlach, and Cherry Pie Picache; MLR Films/Quantum Films; and Jeffrey Jeturian.

Recipients of the Presidential Recognition include Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, Senator Jinggoy Estrada, Senator Tito Sotto, Manila Vice-Mayor Isko Moreno, Senator Bong Revilla, Jr. and Governor Vilma Santos.

The awarding ceremonies will be held on April 27 at Teatrino Greenhills.

7th Asian Film Awards – 2013 Complete Winners List!

The winners for the 7th Asian Film Awards was revealed Monday night, March 18, during a ceremony held at the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.


Here is the complete list of winners for the 7th Asian Film Awards…

Best Film:
“Mystery” (China)

Best Actress:
Nora Aunor, “Thy Womb” (Philippines)

Best Actor:
Eddie Garcia, “Bwakaw” (Philippines)

Best Director:
Kitano Takeshi, “Outrage Beyond” (Japan)

Best Supporting Actor:
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, “Talaash: The Answer Lies Within” (India)

Best Supporting Actress:
Watanabe Makiko, “Capturing Dad” (Japan)

Best Newcomer:
Qi Xi, “Mystery” (China)

Best Cinematographer:
Touraj Aslani, “Rhino Season” (India)

Best Editor:
Kusakabe Mototaka – The Kirishima Thing

Best Costume Designer:
Man Lim-chung, “The Silent War” (China/Hong Kong)

Best Production Designer:
Bahman Ghobadi & Ali Daryai, “Rhino Season” (India)

Best Composer:
Pritam Chakraborty, “Barfi!” (India)

Best Visual Effects:
Fred Khoshtinat, “Rhino Season” (India)

Best Screenwriter:
Mei Feng, Yu Fan & Lou Ye, “Mystery” (China)

2012’s Top-Grossing Asian Film Award:
“Lost in Thailand” (Thailand)

Nora Aunor and Eddie Garcia, bags top acting plum at the 7th Asian Film Awards!

Nora Aunor and Eddie Garcia won Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively, at the 7th Asian Film Awards dubbed as the “Asian Oscars” which was held in Hong Kong on Monday, March 18, 2013.


Nora Aunor has just won another international best actress award for her performance in the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Thy Womb” which was helmed by Cannes Best Director winner, Brillante Mendoza.

The Philippines’ “Superstar” bested South Korea’s Cho Min-soo (“Pieta”); Afghanistan’s Golshifteh Farahani(“The Patience Stone”); Taiwan’s Gwei Lun-mei (“GF*BF”); and China’s Hao Lei (“Mystery”).

In November last year, Aunor won Best Actress for “Thy Womb” at the 6th Asia Pacific Screen Awards which was held in Australia. She was also nominated in the same category for the same film at the 55th Asia Pacific Film Festival last December in Macau but lost to Gwei Lun-mei of Taiwan.

Meanwhile, Eddie Garcia also emerged victorious in this year’s Asian Film Awards. The veteran actor won Best Actor for his portrayal of an elderly gay man in Jun Lana‘s “Bwakaw,” the country’s official entry to the Oscars. He bested South Korea’s Choi Min-sik (“Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time”); Taiwan’s Joseph Chang(“GF*BF*”); Hong Kong’s Tony Leung Ka Fai (“Cold War”); and China’s Liu Ye, (“The Last Supper”).

Garcia was also nominated at the 6th Asia Pacific Screen Awards last November but lost to Korea’s Choi Min-sik for “Bumchoiwaui Junjaeng.” However, the veteran actor emerged victorious at the 55th Asia Pacific Film Festival last December in Macau.

This is the first time that the Philippines bagged both the Best Actor and Best Actress categories since the inception of the Asian Film Awards, dubbed as the region’s Oscars.

Only two Filipino actors have won in the last 6 years of the Hong Kong-based award-giving body: In 2009, a Best Supporting Actress Award was bagged by Gina Pareño for her performance in Brillante Mendoza‘s “Serbis.” And last year, Sharmaine Buencamino won the same award for the Indie film “Niño.”

It was at the 6th edition of the Asian Film Awards that Eugene Domingo won the People’s Choice award for her performance in “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank”. The veteran comedienne was also the first Filipina to get a Best Actress nomination from the said award-giving body.

Eddie Gardia turns Kapamilya joins the cast of “Juan dela Cruz”!

Multi-awarded veteran actor-director Eddie Garcia is set to intensify the nights of primetime TV viewers as he joins the powerhouse cast of ABS-CBN’s no.1 superhero drama series “Juan dela Cruz,” his first ever teleserye in the Kapamilya network.


“I’m really looking forward to work with Coco Martin because his talent as an actor is really remarkable,” said Eddie. “I believe that we will be able to help each other very well in bringing the best for ‘Juan dela Cruz.”

In the story, Eddie will give life to the role of Fr. Julio, an extraordinary priest who secretly spies on Juan dela Cruz.

As Fr. Julio enters the picture, discover the mystery behind his real identity and witness the revelations that will make a big change in Juan’s life. Why is Fr. Julio spying on Juan? Will he be a friend or enemy?

Don’t miss the exciting adventures of Philippine television’s newest super hero “Juan dela Cruz” weeknights after “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. For more updates about “Juan dela Cruz,” follow @JUANDELACRUZ_TV on Twitter or ‘like’ its official Facebook fanpage at

“Bwakaw” is the Philippine official entry for the 2013 Oscars!

Bwakaw which stars Eddie Garcia and a dog named Princess is the Philippines’ official entry to the best foreign language film category of the 85th Academy Awards (2013 Oscars).


The said indie film by acclaimed director Jun Robles Lana was chosen by the Film Academy of the Philippines special committee to be the country’s representative to the prestigious Oscar Awards.

Bwakaw was one of six films in the Directors’ Showcase category of the last Cinemalaya Film Festival. It  was also invited in several international film festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.
Rated A by the Cinema Evalution Board, Bwakaw is a drama-comedy about growing old alone. It shares the life of Rene (played by Eddie Garcia), a 75-year-old gay man whose life suddenly turns around when a stray dog named “Bwakaw” teaches him a lesson about life.
Also starring Rez Cortez, Soxie Topacio, Armida Siguion-Reyna, Gardo Versoza, Beverly Salviejo, Luz Valdez, Alan Paule, Bibeth Orteza and Joey Paras, Bwakaw is distributed by Star Cinema for commercial release starting September 5, 2012.
Bwakaw actually bested seven other films which were also considered for possible nomination by the special committee like Jose Javier Reyes’ Mga Mumunting Lihim, Brillante Mendoza’sCaptiveManila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story, Auraeus Solito’s Busong, John-D Lazatin’sA Mother’s Story, Ron Morales’ Graceland and Joyce Bernal’s Segunda Mano.
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