Pasabog si Janina San Miguel, ang dating Binibining Pilipinas-World 2008 sa rebelasyon niya na nagkakaroon umano ng indecent proposal sa mga beauty queen.
Nandiyang alukin umano ng P3M para sa one night stand at 25M para maging girlfriend.
Ito raw ang dark side ng pageantry.
“Naku baka ipatawag siya sa Senado sa statement niyang yan,” reaction ng isang pageant writer.
Ayon naman kay Meg Perez, President ng Mister Grand Philippines Pageant , manager/ Enthusiast owner ng Megamodels Events and Talent Management.
” its really an old stories. Matagal nang merong mga indecent proposal. Kahit sa male pageantry, putok yang ganyan. Hindin tayo bulag , at hindi rin tayo ipinanganak kahapon. Even sa showbiz industry, I’ve heard a lot of sexual or one night stand offers. Sa different sectors even sa palengke, may bilihan din ng laman. What I’m trying to say is, it’s everywhere. Nasa sa may katawan na ‘yan ng isang individual kung paano niya iha-handle such situation. Lalo na ngayong may pandemic crisis, for sure , iinit ang usaping yan dahil karamihan, walang projects, walang trabaho.”
Coco walang oras magbunganga
Marami ang nagtataka sa biglang pananahimik ni Coco Martin.
Nawala ang kanyang Instagram account.Hindi na naririnig ang pakikipaglaban niya sa ABS-Shutdown.
Hindi na rin niya niresbakan nang sagutin siya ni Solicitor General Jose Calida.
Wala ka na ring maririnig na opinion niya sa nagaganap na hearing sa Kongreso.
Kumalma na ba ang kanyang emosyon kaya hindi na siya kumikibo ngayon?
Totoo kayang naapektuhan ang mga ini-endorse niya kaya ayaw na niyang malagay pa sa kontrobersya?
Hindi naman dahilan ang mga basher na kumanti at nag-nega sa kanya dahil sure kaming hindi umaatras sa laban ang isang batang-Novaliches na kagaya niya.
Anyway, focus na ngayon si Coco sa taping ng ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ kaya wala siguro siyang oras na magbunganga sa Laban Kapamilya.
Movie industry lugi
Mahihirapan pang makabawi ang movie industry pagkatapos ng lockdown.
Kahit magbukas ang mga sinehan takot pa ang karamihan na lumabas dahil sa COVID-19. May alinlangan pa rin na manood ng pelikula na maraming tao.
Tila mahihirapan ding maibalik ang puhunan ng mga producer kung magpalabas sila ng pelikula after ng quarantine.
Pagbabahagi ng Quantum Films producer na si Attty. Joji Alonso sa kanyang Facebook account.
Colleague/Producer: We decided to pack up shoot and wait until things are more settled.
Me: Why, what happened?
Colleague/Producer: Our cost will go up by 46%. Too huge a risk to proceed. Besides, we don’t even know yet when we can release our film.
Me: Yeah, chances are – the earliest that the cinemas will open will be in July. MGCQ is not likely to happen by June 15.
And gross receipts will certainly go down as people will not be rushing to watch theatrically released films.
Colleague/Producer: Wait and see na muna.
*** The film industry is the hardest hit in these times along with tourism. It is the most taxed industry – with amusement taxes, VAT and income taxes.
For those who are not aware, for a film to recoup its cost, the producer must gross 3 times more – a film with a budget of 20M has to gross roughly 60M – just to be able to BREAK EVEN.
It is at the mercy of pirates who await the first day of a film release. Then, we now have all forms of digital formats that either cost less or are free to its audience.
So, quo vadis? Wait and see na nga lang muna.
Ni-repost din niya ang pahayag ni Direk Michael Tuviera sa situwasyon ng film industry.
“Can I ask you a question? It involves a little math, just a little, but pls bear with me.
“Imagine you were a taho vendor, and you sell each cup of taho for 10 pesos. Imagine if you were taxed three times for each cup you sell, so you basically get 3.33 pesos per cup sold. (Because, Taxes.)
“Then imagine if, because of current circumstances, you have to spend more to sell exactly the same cup. 46 percent more. Which eats into your profit even more. (Because, pandemic.)
“Then imagine that you can only sell a third or so of your usual supply of taho because there just won’t be enough people out to buy them. So if you used to make 300 pesos, you can only now hope for around 100 pesos max. (Because, movie theater protocols.)
“Add to that the fact that a lot of people buy fancy taho in supermarkets (streaming services), and many criminals steal taho from your supplier and sell it at the street, undercutting your business even more (piracy).
“Considering that you wake up at 3am every day and carry around 100 pounds of taho just to make a living, it would inevitably get to a point where you are in the negative every day. You are working at a loss, slowly losing any capital or earnings you used to have.
“Would any sane individual still go into a business to lose money everyday?
“The industry is fighting for its very life, like many industries out there.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if many producers will pause producing for the meantime, or stop altogether.
It’s not a pretty picture.”