[PHOTO -Boboy
Garovillo, Jim Paredes and Danny Javier on the front and back covers of their
'best of' album]
• Here's an update on Zsa Zsa Padilla, from her daughter Nicole sent
yesterday: "At 10 p.m. Manila Time (7 a.m. L.A. Time, Monday), my mom
underwent laparoscopy. Part of her kidney was removed. The procedure lasted for
five and a half hours. Wala na po 'yung tumor sa kidney. The family is waiting
for final tests to find out if she's cancer-free."

* * *
First thing I'll do tonight after work is rush to a theater near me
to catch the last screening of Unitel Pictures' I Do Bidoo Bidoo which
opens today nationwide.
I missed the two previews (grrrrr!!!) and my friends who were there have been
praising the movie, inspired by APO songs, to high heavens.
Tempo's Ronald Constantino called it "the contemporary musical (film),"
thanks to the brilliant mind of "ground-breaker/trail-blazer" producer Tony
Gloria, director Chris Martinez and the equally brilliant cast led by Zsa Zsa
Padilla, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Eugene Domingo, Sam Concepcion and
newcomer Tippy dos Santos.
Like many people, I have my own "APO moments," vicarious milestones in my
life (actually those of some stars) indelibly etched in memory by APO songs.

• Nandyan ka na naman
Tinutukso-tukso ang aking puso.
Ilang ulit na bang
Iniiwasan ka di na natuto
My car was stuck in knee-high flood at the intersection of E. Rodriguez
Avenue and Araneta Avenue in Quezon City back in 1987 and Di Na Natuto sung by
Gary V. was playing on the radio. It reminded me of the sexy actress who got so
enamored with an actor with a killer smile who milked her dry of her lifetime
savings. He loved not her but her money. He ran for public office and lost, and
left for abroad, with the actress na di na natuto holding an empty bag, leading
an empty life. For a while, the actress stayed abroad and when she came back,
she wasn't in her right senses. I wonder where she is.
• Kaibigan, tila yata matamlay
Ang iyong pakiramdam
At ang ulo mo sa kaiisip
Ay tila naguguluhan
Have you ever met somebody who swore that he's a friend (in front of you) but
who stabs your back when (of course!) you're not looking?
My friend "R" had one such friend whom he treated like a brother, a
confidante and a shoulder to cry on. That friend was a wolf in sheep's clothing
— a cloaked traitor.
He was envious of my friend who woke up to painful reality before it was too
late, but only after surviving a period the same as that described in the song
Fast-forward: My friend became more successful (mabait kasi, eh!). The
inggitero? Hmmmm, unheard of.
• Minsan kahit na pilitin mong
Uminit ang damdamin
Di siya susunod at di maglalambing
Minsan di mo na mapigil mapansin
Na talagang wala nang naiiwan na pagmamahal
Have you heard about the sultry singer who was maltreated by her
singer-husband (whose first wife was also a singer)? The guy loved her so much
but only when he saw her in the spotlight, dressed to the nines and all made up.
After the show, he would pull her to bed still under her onstage "spell."
But the morning after, minus her make-up and all, he would taunt her for
being ugly (she definitely is not!) and wouldn't touch her with the proverbial
10-foot pole. Worse, he beat her up.
As the song goes, wala nang naiwang pagmamahal, so the poor singer mustered
enough guts and walked out of his life. She's now happily married to a man who
treats her like a princess.
I'm not sure if the three APO songs are featured in I Do Bidoo Bidoo and it
doesn't matter. I love the APO songs (in fact, I was playing The Best of APO
Hiking Society CD while writing this piece).
Erik Santos: All set for his concert at Meralco Theater, Aug. 30 and 31
See all you APO "hikers" at the theaters.

[VIDEO:Published on
Aug 4, 2012 by IDOBIDOOBIDOO True to the legacy of the love of her life, Zsa Zsa Padilla invites us all to celebrate life through
the comedy musical movie event I Do Bidoo Bidoo --- Showing nationwide on August
29! Celebrate and watch with you family and friends!!! :)
Erik Santos' favorite theme songs

[PHOTO -Erik Santos: All set for his concert at Meralco Theater, Aug.
30 and 31]
Because Erik Santos is having a concert tomorrow (Aug. 30) and Friday (Aug.
31) at the Meralco Theater, titled The Greatest Theme Songs, I asked him to
furnish Funfare a list of his favorite theme songs. Here they are:
• Can You Read My Mind from the movie Superman: "This song transports me to
my childhood."
• Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka from the movie of the same title: "This is my
ultimate favorite OPM song. The music and the lyrics are just so perfect."
• Broken Vow from the TV series Meteor Garden: "I find the song very
• Maging Sino Ka Man from the movie and teleserye of the same title: "For me,
this song is immortal. I just love singing this song."
• Come What May from the movie Moulin Rouge: "I love the words of this song.
Talks about great love."
• With You from Ghost The Musical: "This song makes me cry whenever I hear
• Se from the movie Cinema Paradiso: "It tells a great story and presented
with great melody."
• Go The Distance from the animated movie Hercules and Colors of the Wind
from the animated movie Pocahontas: "Two of my most favorite Disney songs. I
just love the way these songs were written — very distinct."
(Note: Erik's concert is presented by Qualibet and Record Breaker Events
in cooperation with Zenea Slimming and Body Sculpting and a production of
Cornerstone Concerts. For tickets, call SM Tickets at 470-2222 or Ticketworld at
Christian the kick-boxer?
In preparation for his 10th anniversary concert series X Class at the Meralco
Theater, Christian Bautista is pulling all stops to offer something new and
exciting to his audience.
Christian has recently enrolled in kickboxing training sessions to prepare
him in some of the stunts he will do for the concert, which has the country's
finest concert directors Rowell Santiago and Louie Ocampo.
"This is a dream concert and it's something like I've never done before, and
I'm just excited to show the audience the new stuff we created to really make
the audience have a great time!" says Christian. "I hope everyone joins me in
this momentous event."
X Class is a five-night concert series at the Meraclo Theater on Oct. 6, 7,
12, 13 and 14.
For tickets, call Ticketworld at 891-9999. — Reported by

Chief News Editor: Sol
Jose Vanzi

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