Igorot celebrities: Zorayda Ruth Adam, Eric Salvador, Marky Cielo

Marky Cielo (StarStruck 3 finalist) is not the first Igorot celebrity. We have Zorayda Ruth Adam (Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2001, a lawyer who graduated form UP Diliman) and Erik Salvador (Mr. Philippines World 1999) to say the least. Andam is part of the all-woman prosecution panel in the high-profile Subic rape case involving six US servicemen. Salvador was part of a movie called Abong/Small Home where Joel Torre starred. *There is also a certain Eric Salvador, a Hong Kong based model who hails from Bulacan. He is not Erik Salvador the Igorot who won the Mr Philippines World title. Continue reading Igorot celebrities: Zorayda Ruth Adam, Eric Salvador, Marky Cielo

Why not Kankanaey?

When Marky Cielo went home to promote StarStruck and his quest for stardom, he spoke in Iluko/Ilocano. This could be a way for him to get more sympathy from a bigger audience (television audience– the whole Northern Luzon), but why didn’t he use Kankanaey more? It would have made the experience more authentic. Anyway, I’m already convinced that he is really from here. I’m just wondering why SLU is not giving its support to him. Dahil ba hindi ito SCQ? Last year nung may nakapasok sa SCQ-Regional, na-lagay pangalan at mukha niya sa Buhay SLU (SLU Bulletin). Ngayon, wala man … Continue reading Why not Kankanaey?

Ralph Fernan: Chicken Little animator

Walt Disney’s newest animated feature “Chicken Little” is making waves at the American box office, as grosses hit nearly $120 million since it first opened three weeks ago. A very loose adaptation of the venerable children’s story, Chicken Little is bound to be as popular as the other Disney characters. This quirky new character is the archetype 98-ounce weakling, yet children will soon be posing for pictures with his six-foot-tall mascot in Disney’s theme parks around the world. Nobody could be prouder of this little hero than Philippine-born Ralph Fernan, who was responsible for animating both the title character and … Continue reading Ralph Fernan: Chicken Little animator