I’ll just explain this one out: The thing is, Lemuelle‘s new indie flick Romeo and Juliet horribly tanked at the box office of Robinsons Galleria and did this first day-last day thing yesterday and I’m visibly upset because Lem‘s all too excited about it and it failed. And then again due to the poor performance of dear Lem‘s movie, Santuaryo is being brought back at the Robinsons Galleria and Isetann in Manila starting today. Of course, Santuaryo is headlined by tough tat boy Ardie Bascara a.k.a. Basti Romero, and since I ran out of Basti photos for this instant post, freelance model and San Beda College student Hiro Torobu is subbing for his good friend instead. Santuaryo is showing again today at the Galleria and Isetann Recto theaters.

Who is David Lee?

Beats me. Except that he was seen last year in a spate of men-in-thongs contests, such as Mr. Sexy Body, Mr. International-Philippines, plus an appearance as one of the blood-drenched hunks in flesh-colored briefs at the Cosmopolitan [Phils] magazine’s annual Bachelors Bash. Apparently, he’s Korean, not that tall but so cute and flawless and … is that his bulge? WTF!


How come much-loved Brazilian charmer Akihiro Sato goes rabbity and reserved when he’s here in Manila as he only takes his shirt off [and not his pants, see bottom photo] on the runways and in print ads? When he was in Bangkok, he easily slips into tiny t-backs and steadily struts his stuff on the catwalk [see top photo]. Maybe there’s a modesty clause in his contract here? Aki’s now an actor on GMA-7, starring on the prime time series Panday Kids.


It’s bikini open season! It’s that time of the year when boys compete for some prize money in tiny tacky thongs. It’s the time of abs and butts and some other protrusions. Like this guy here with the big balls – 19-year-old Jay Barcelina, who bagged a runner-up position in last year’s Heatwave: The Summer Bikini Showdown 2009. The 5’11”-tall Jay is an Engineering student at the Juan Sumulong Memorial Junior College in Taytay, Rizal.

Gerald, Candid

Of course, I love Gerald Anderson better in this shot – totally calm and unconcealed. The 21-year-old actor, who is starring in this Isla show in ABS-CBN with a motley group of actors, still looks hot even in his candid moments. After his big jump from the teenybopper club to the centerfold list of Cosmopolitan [Phils] magazine last year, there’s no stopping Gerald now from going sexy once in a while.

In Heat

Actor Piolo Pascual flashes a bittersweet smile as a lifeguard in this shoot of ABS-CBN’s summer tv commercial [the one with the catchy song, supposedly], which will have its premiere at noon today when all the actors and singers and wannabes of the network converge in Boracay Island for one huge show, except for one guy – a singer close to the hunky leading man [Mark Bautista, who jumped ship and is now in the grand launch of the rival network’s new noontime show]. And that’s where the bittersweet comes from.


That’s the title to the new movie by Cris Pablo under the Queeriosity Video Project. Discreetly stars bikini open vet and part-time indie actor Ivan Maxwell [in photo]. Here’s the PR: Maxwell plays Cris, a man who lives and loves, just like everyone else, but in the closet. He has always been under the impression that his mom is ignorant about his being gay, until his mom finds out about it way before he intended to admit it. Witness Cris’s struggle in living a restricted life and his endeavor to come out of the closet. Discreetly opens on 14 April 2010 in selected theaters. Mark the calendars, guys! TGIF!