Erik Santos ASAP ROCKS Jan 9, 2011

Erik Santos ASAP ROCKS Jan 9, 2011 Opening – Raise Your Glass

Erik Santos ASAP ROCKS Jan 9, 2011 Music Room – 70’s Medley

Erik Santos ASAP ROCKS Jan 9, 2011 – Star Power Spiel

Erik Santos ASAP ROCKS Jan 9, 2011 Closing

Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Awards on Sunday’s Best

Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Awards on Sunday’s Best

‘Tribe Doctor/Cancer Patient’ Named Bayaning Pilipino
Posted on January 6, 2011

Not even the pain she constantly tries to endure from her Stage 4 cancer can stop Dr. Welthy Villanueva from crossing from one river to another, just to render medical aid to some of the country’s most remote tribes. With Villanueva’s relentless and selfless commitment to the needy, she truly deserves to be hailed as this year’s Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Individual awardee.

This January 9 on Sunday’s Best after Star Power, witness as Villanueva and other Bayaning Pilipino awardees gratefully receive their prestigious honors, leaving a promise to continue their vocation of serving their fellowmen.

In her speech, the lady physician/cancer patient said she “never sacrificed anything” in her job for it is her “passion” and “purpose in life.” She points out that compared to what the Lord has done to save humanity, her sufferings are nothing.

“It was the Lord who gave his life for us. Who am I, among the millions of doctors in this world whom God can call out from nowhere to serve him? He is the most awesome God. You can just imagine me being called by an awesome God to serve him. That is such an honor,” Villanueva said in an interview after the awards night.

Villanueva will never retire. With conviction, she said “I will die if I don’t do it.” With the prize money she received, she plans to further extend medical services now to the tribal communities she has not reached yet.

“A very big portion of the prize money will go to the work that we have endeavored to start and continue until the end… Right now, we have talks for partnership in feeding not only this community we’re currently helping but as well as the people in the South—in Palawan and other tribal people,” Villanueva revealed.

ABS-CBN Chairman and CEO Gabby Lopez and ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio personally gave the awards to considered heroes of today. Hosted by fearless broadcast journalist Anthony Taberna and celebrities Nikki Gil and Robi Domingo, the night paid tribute to the invaluable heroism modern Filipinos have exemplified.

erik santos
Philippines’ prime performers Vina Morales, Noel Cabangon, Carol Banawa, Bituin Escalante, Gary Granada and Erik Santos, together with world champion UST singers, induced Filipino spirit with their heartwarming performances.

Never miss the much-awaited Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Awards on January 9, Sunday’s Best, after Star Power on ABS-CBN.

The stars’ memorable moments in 2010

The Philippine Star
January 03, 2011

t’s January 2011 and we just ushered in a new month and a new year. It is a brand-new beginning for all of us. It will be another long and arduous journey. What lies ahead, we don’t really know. We can only pray and hope for the best.

The month of January was named after the Roman god Janus. In Roman mythology, he is “the god of good beginnings.” He is the doorkeeper of heaven and the god of beginnings and endings. His statue has two faces, one on each side. His figure represents time because his faces can see both the past and the future. Janus symbolizes what happened in the old year while looking forward to the new one.

Just like Janus, the world of showbiz also has two faces: The crying masked face and the laughing one. The masks mirror both the happiness and the melancholia that happen in showbiz and in the lives of its denizens.

I asked some stars about the most memorable things that happened to them in 2010 and what they look forward to in 2011. Read on:

Erik Santos — I have wonderful memories about my career last year. I had A.S.A.P. XV and Star Power where I get the chance to work with Megastar Sharon Cuneta, an acting stint in Maalaala Mo Kaya, and sold-out concerts last February and September which I produced. I am also happy because my family is healthy. I hope this year, I have more projects. I am looking forward to a stage musical that I’m set to do, my US and European tour scheduled on the first quarter of 2011, and the success of my new album.

(full article here)