Erik Santos rocks Hong Kong crowd

Erik Santos rocks Hong Kong crowd
HKPTV Video Team | January 13, 2015

The Philippines’s Prince of Pop Erik Santos showcased his singing chops and his charisma during the Prime Time event sponsored by Prime Credit and Prime Gold last Sunday, Jan. 11 at Chater Garden.

Santos’ soulful voice eagerly made his fans smile with glee while singing to the tunes of his memorable ballads and movie theme songs. Singing at the packed venue, Santos along with Zsa Zsa Padilla and comedian Angel took part after crowning the winner of the Superstar Search 2014 Grand Finale singing contest. Admission was free.

Erik Santos: The other side of ‘Separados’

Meanwhile singer Erik Santos who debuts as an actor in Separados is a battered husband. “Erik Santos is a battered husband, a call center agent na nangangarap na maging singer.”

The other side of ‘Separados’
July 31, 2014 7:07 pm

by Euden Valdez
Staff Writer

s6_0540In the Philippines, wives are always seen as the victims of separation. For filmmaker GB Sampedro, the time has come for Filipinos to understand that husbands too suffer in failed marriages.

To prove his point, Sampedro compiled a story of “six men with six failed marriages” into a single film fittingly titled Separados. The movie is an official entry to the New Breed Category of the 10th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival opening today at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City.

“Dito kasi, kapag separation, lalaki ang may kasalanan, ang babae yong kawawa. With my movie, I want to show the other side of the story,” Sampedro, who is a bona fide “separado” himself, told The Manila Times in an exclusive interview.

erik_santos_s6_0541Asked if the story is in some ways personal, the director admitted, “Yes, it is very personal and close to me. Masasabi kong, majority ng emosyon dito galing sa akin. Most of the characters galing din sa akin.”

But why did it take him years to actually make this movie? Sampedro answered, “That time, feeling ko hindi pa siya buong-buo para sa akin. Hindi pa ako sold sa idea na ipapalabas ko yong ganitong klaseng istorya sa point of view ng lalaki. Hindi pa handa yung market para sa ganon.”

But now times are changing with more and more Filipinos dealing with marital issues.
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Erik Santos excited and nervous about acting debut in Separados

Erik Santos excited and nervous about acting debut in Separados
by Melba R. Llanera
May 17, 2014

Prince of Pop Erik Santos on what finally convinced him to try his hand at acting via indie film Separados: “Siyempre naman, it’s my first time to do a movie tapos indie pa, tapos Cinemalaya pa. Ang daming mga critics talaga na manonood. In-offer kasi nila sa akin ito matagal na. Direk GB is a friend so why not, ‘di ba?”

Photo: Noel Orsal

Si Erik Santos ang pinakabagong dagdag sa hanay ng singers na sumabak na rin sa larangan ng pag-arte.

Ayon sa dating Star In A Million grand champion, isang malaking hamon para sa kanya ang makabilang sa kanyang kauna-unahang pelikula, ang Separados.

Kuwento ni Erik sa (Philippine Entertainment Portal), “Kasi maganda yung material and it’s a Cinemalaya entry, so interesting.

Separados—anim kami dito at isa akong battered husband.

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Erik Santos, kabado sa unang pelikula

Erik Santos, kabado sa unang pelikula

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 0:09

Erik-SantosEXCITED PERO kinakabahan si Erik Santos dahil aarte siya sa big screen sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon sa pelikulang Separados. Kasama sina Jason Abalos, Anjo Yllana, Alfred Vargas, Victor Neri, at Ricky Davao, ayon kay Erik ay matagal nang naibigay sa kanila ang script, maganda ang materyal at isa itong Cinemalaya entry kaya tinanggap nila.

Nagbiro pa nga sa amin na kaysa paartehin siya, mas mabuti pang pakantahin na lang siya, ‘di naman itinago sa amin ng singer na grabe siyang kabado pero pinagkakatiwala na lang niya sa kanilang direktor na si Direk GB Sampedro ang lahat.

Isang battered husband ang role niya rito, may mga twist na magkukunek-kunek ang buhay ng bawat karakter sa istorya. Sinubukan na rin naman ang acting sa ilang Maalaala Mo Kaya episodes, sa kabila ng papasukin na rin ang acting, aminado naman ang singer na ang pagkanta pa rin ang kanyang first love.

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Erik Santos all set for first movie role via Cinemalaya entry Separados

Erik Santos all set for first movie role via Cinemalaya entry Separados
by Mell T. Navarro posted on May 3, 2014

erik santos cinemalaya

Sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon, susubukan ng singer at tinaguriang Prince of Pop na si Erik Santos ang pag-arte sa pelikula.

Kamakailan ay tinanggap na ni Erik at ng kanyang manager na si Erickson Raymundo ang offer para sa Separados. Ito ay isang official finalist ng Cinemalaya 2014 under the New Breed category, written by Eric Ramos at directed by GB Sampedro.
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Are Angeline Quinto and Erik Santos dating?

Are Angeline Quinto and Erik Santos dating?
By: Gary Ann Lastrilla February 05, 2014

“Minsan po” and “Minsan pag wala siyang ginagawa” were the replies of singing sensations, Angeline Quinto and Erik Santos when Kris Aquino asked them if they were dating on today’s episode of Kris TV.

Erik also revealed that he likes Angeline as a person saying that there are no pretentions whenever they are together. Angeline, on the other hand, said that she likes him too and he knows it.

The two also shared that they have not kissed each other yet, “Sabi ko nga sa kanya bakit hindi kami mag-kiss eh,” said Erik.

Further, he added that Angeline sent him a text message once saying, “Pogs, kailan ba magiging tayo?” which made him dumbfounded.

Angeline said she texted Erik that way because he was “mabagal.” Erik said he jokingly replied to Angeline saying that they were already an item. Angeline later revealed that someone else is courting her and Erik confirmed this as the non-showbiz guy met up with the Star Power winner in Dubai.

While roaming around the different flowers stores at Dangwa, Angeline admitted that she and Erik are “more than friends.” Erik was quite defensive in saying, “Pero ineentertain naman niya yung isa.”

Angeline explained her side saying if the guy who is courting her is serious then maybe there is a chance for them to be together. But she admits she is much more comfortable around Erik.

“Mahal pa kasi niya yung isang Quinto,” Angeline jokingly quipped when Kris asked Erik what’s stopping him from pursuing his fellow singer. Erik denied he still has feelings for Rufa Mae Quinto and said Angeline has even met his ex-girlfriend at a concert.

Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto say ‘I love you’ to each other

Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto say ‘I love you’ to each other
Philippine Canadian Inquirer
2013-12-03 10:30| Publisher: KatherineM

Photo from Erik Santos’ Instagram account

Playing good music together. This could now be the relationship status of singers Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto.

And spectators based it from their terms of endearment for one another.

Just recently, reports said that Angeline received an expensive watch from Erik, which was immediately confirmed by the former via her Instagram account.

She posted along with the expensive watch, “Thank you pogs. Iloveyou always @eriksantos.” “Pogs” (short for Pogi).
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Friends show ‘InTENse’ support For Erik Santos

Friends show ‘InTENse’ support For Erik Santos
MST Entertainment Dec. 02, 2013 at 06:01pm

mts2013-12-02_192726IT was a night of soulful pop and well-loved ballads on Nov. 9 at the PICC Plenary Hall as the country’s one and only Prince of Pop Erik Santos was featured in InTENSe: A Decade With The Prince Of Pop.

Cornerstone Concerts in celebration of Erik’s 10 years in the business produced InTENse and Johnny “Mr. M” Manahan directed it.
Erik Santos at his concert ‘InTENse’

OPM master Homer Flores was the musical director.

Erik gathered his supporters to personally thank them and humbly look back at all of his achievements via three-hour jam-packed concert. Prior to his numerous chart-toppers, Erik was of course expected to deliver his teleserye and movie heartfelt tracks like “Maging Sino Ka Man,” “May Bukas Pa,” “Diyos Ng Pag-ibig,” and “Muling Buksan Ang Puso.” Erik also performed “I Miss You Like Crazy,” “Now That I Have You,” and “I’ll Never Go” (from the movie One More Chance), themes from John Lloyd and Bea’s certified blockbuster films.
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Erik Santos: A decade of soul and power

Erik Santos: A decade of soul and power
By Yugel Losorata (The Philippine Star) | December 1, 2013


MANILA, Philippines – The country’s Prince of Pop Erik Santos jumped on the bandwagon recently at the PICC Plenary Hall as he staged InTENSe: A Decade With The Prince Of Pop in celebration of his 10 years in the music industry. Another astounding concert produced by Cornerstone Concerts and under the direction of Johnny Manahan and musical direction of Homer Flores, the night was fully defined by soul and power through renditions of his remarkable hits.
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Erik Santos shows his fun side

Erik Santos shows his fun side
By Allan Policarpio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
November 30, 2013


For his recent 10th anniversary concert, “inTENse,” at the Philippine International Convention Center’s Plenary Hall, Erik Santos tried something he wouldn’t normally do—dance. As he moved, if awkwardly, to disco tunes and such novelty songs as “Macarena” and “Whoops Kirri,” it was clear that Erik was enjoying himself, soaking in the moment.

After a performance of Ne-Yo’s “Let Me Love You” and Usher’s “Scream,” Erik told his well-heeled audience, in Filipino, “That simple dance took me half a month to perfect!”

It was refreshing to watch Erik do those upbeat numbers, but it was still those powerful, slow-burning ballads that left the crowd clamoring for more. The 31-year-old artist was especially impressive in a string of classic Filipino love songs used as themes in ABS-CBN teleseryes.
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