Dennis Trillo reminisces first acting award

CONGRATULATIONS, DENNIS TRILLO! Your time has come to shine again.

Dennis bagged the Best Actor Award at the recently concluded 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal, December 27, Thursday.

Dennis won the award for his convincing performance in One Great Love, Regal Entertainment, Inc.’s entry to the MMFF 2018.

One Great Love was also awarded the Third Best Picture and Best Musical Score by Miguel Mendoza.

On Instagram, Dennis expressed his gratitude to Regal’s matriarch, Mother Lily Monteverde, for giving him another opportunity to showcase his acting skills.

The actor also thanked his co-stars—Kim Chiu, JC de Vera, Marlo Mortel, and Miles Ocampo—for putting all their hearts to the movie.

He also thanked their director, Direk Eric Quizon, for the guidance.

Dennis wrote: “Labing apat na taon mula noong ako’y unang nakatanggap ng ganitong parangal, para sa pelikulang Aishite Imasu 1941 directed by Joel Lamangan, na siya ring pinaka una kong pelikulang nagawa sa buong buhay ko. Salamat po Mother Lily sa pagtitiwala noon pa man, hindi hindi ko po yun makakalimutan.

“Taos puso din ang aking pasasalamat kay Miss Kim Chiu, JC de Vera, Marlo Mortel, at Miles Ocampo lahat ay magagaling at seryoso sa trabaho, mapalad at proud akong nakagawa ng proyekto kasama kayo.

“Malaking bagay din ang tulong at paggabay ng aming director na si Direk Eric Quizon. Salamat sa pagbigay ng kumpiyansa sa akin upang magampanan ko ng maayos ang role ni Ian.

“Ang lahat ng ito ay hindi ko magagawa kung hindi sa tulong ng lahat ng mga mahal ko sa buhay. Salamat sa inyong pag aalaga at pagmamahal sakin lalu na kay @mercadojenny  

“Sana po ay mapanood niyo ang #onegreatlove Merry Christmas and Happy New Year po sa inyong lahat.”

Meanwhile, One Great Love also earned a number of nominations for this year’s MMFF.

Here are the other nominations:

Best Actress KIM CHIU

Best Director ENRICO S. QUIZON

Best Supporting Actor JC DE VERA

Best Supporting Actress MILES OCAMPO

Best Sound Design 

Best Original Theme song TJ MONTERDE

Best Cinematography


One Great Love is still showing in cinemas nationwide. Graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board and Rated PG by the MTRCB.

For more updates, follow Regal Entertainment Inc on Facebook and Youtube, @RegalFilms on Twitter, @RegalFilms50 on Instagram.


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A note from a good friend Rachel Anne Wolfe about her brother jazz singer and actor Richard Merk:

“Habang May Buhay”

“My brother Richard Merk has been in show business for over 50 years. I don’t post about serious topics but this time I feel as though I need to say my piece. 

“He is in ICU at Medical City and once more fighting his own battle with “Life”. The cards that he was dealt with… all his life, the ups and downs, the challenges, the good and the bad.

“If you know Richard Merk, you’ll know what I mean. 

“And if you’ve experienced being around him these past 20 years then you’ll really know what I mean. 

“I believe that us filipinos are very forgiving. 

“My brother is once again in the midst of all things that can possibly destroy one’s life.

“His physical health is deteriorating and his mental and emotional health is very weak. 

“He can’t seem to find strength and love from the most important people in his life. 

“But the good news is, God is Good! And God doesn’t forsake. He forgives and heals. 

“And my brother is trying to turn his life around. As the new year rings, I pray that he will get through all negativity that surrounds him and pray for the chance to be renewed once more. 

“Richard Merk has always been known to have a very big heart. He has helped a lot of musicians in the industry. His talent is incomparable. And people in the business know that. Regardless of his tainted image over the years of wrong choices in his life, there are great accomplishments and contributions that he has made to his friends and to the music industry.

“A man who is once more trying to change his life, who are we to judge? 

“Habang May Buhay” we should never give up and we should always be given a chance to change for the betterment of our lives. 

“No matter how old we are. 

“Habang May Buhay.”

I feel you, Rachel Anne.



Nisce Skin Medispa, a chain of skin care & wellness centers in the country, VP/COO/International Licensed Aesthetician Antoinette Nisce-Ngo has been appearing at various events lately, putting her growing baby bump on display in cute dainty dresses and skirts—like the Tory Burch paisley dress she sported to its boutique grand opening in Power Plant Mall Makati last October 23, where she paired the look with her Tory Burch Miller Wedge.

Everything’s coming up roses for Antoinette Nisce-Ngo especially in the skincare department! The soon-to-be mother of two was spotted yesterday at the media and bloggers forum hosted by Nisce Skin Medispa SM Megamall Branch.

The event’s theme “The Bump Diaries: Pregnancy Beauty 101”, was very timely for the pregnant beautypreneur, Antoinette Nisce-Ngo, to share her pregnancy beauty routine. 

As we all know, many women go into pregnancy expecting to get “losyang,” get breakouts, darker pits & neck, stretch marks and more. But preggo Antoinette Nisce-Ngo is a living example that it’s not always the case and skin care regimen doesn’t need to always be expensive.

So if you’re preggo and in need of a little lift, here are the products she shared with us yesterday:

1) Nisce Skin Basics Gentle Soap P88 This soap has a Moisturizing, Anti-Bacterial, Anti Inflammatory and Anti Environmental Pollution properties with key ingredients: Aloe Vera, Vit. E, Shea Butter & 9 more Plant Extracts safe for all skin types including sensitive skin.

2) Nisce Dermatology Papaya Cucumber Toner P280 Best for normal to dry skin. It rehydrates the skin while improving cellular functions and absorption of ingredients like Cucumber extract that soothes irritated skin.

3) Nisce Dermatology Vit. E Cream w/ SPF30 P325 Contains Vitamin E to lock in skin’s Natural Moisture along w/ high SPF for daily Protection.

4) Nisce Dermatology Gold Collagen Facial Mask P160 Plumps up the appearance of skin by repairing aging cells with its gold and collagen ingredients.

The country and Singapore’s leading digital parenting magazine, theAsianparent, represented by 

Donna Santos (Head of Brand Solutions)and Candice Venturanza (Head of Content) and the Top Filipino Mommy Blogsite—, represented by Mhaan Arambulo Delos Santos of, were also guest speakers of the event. 

It was highlighted in the forum that Pregnancy Beauty starts with the right attitude and an awareness of what an expectant mother is doing to her body.

Likewise, a certified dermatologist, a diplomate of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) and the Medical Director of Nisce Skin Medispa, Dr. PATRICIA “Trixie” Valle – Tin, who is also a gorgeous mom shed light on the issue of spa and beauty treatments for expectant mom. Here are the points discussed on “What You Can and Shouldn’t Do”:

a) Your daily beauty routine. Generally speaking, your everyday hair, makeup, and bathing rituals are perfectly fine.

b) MANICURES AND PEDICURES as long as polishes used are safe like Zoya and nail services shot not entail massaging your feet and hands.

c) HIGHLIGHTS. While coloring the hair is a topic of debate, highlights are fine as long as the chemicals don’t come in contact with your scalp.

d) MASSAGES. Contrary to the popular belief, a massage is the perfect way to rid you of those pregnancy aches and pains and to help you to relax and forget the stresses of impending motherhood. NOTE: However, if you’re in your first trimester, it’s better to hold off.  Just always make sure that your masseuse is a certified prenatal therapist.

e) FACIALS. It’s generally safe to get a facial while pregnant—as long as you avoid harsh treatments like microdermabrasion and certain kinds of chemical peels. Try to get an all-natural facial if possible such as the:

• Nisce Natural Fresh Mix Agas Facial

• Nisce Age Defy Facial Or

• Nisce Gentle Diamond Peel Facial

Tip:   Test the product on your skin before starting.

f) Post Pregnancy Treatments:

1. NISCE EXILIS ELITE Nonsurgical Fat Reduction on the Abdomen & Abdominal Skin Tightening

When Can You Do It: Six months after delivery and get as close to your pre-pregnancy weight as possible.


When Can You Do It: These nonsurgical treatments regimen could be started as early as three months after giving birth.

3. NISCE CUTERA LASER GENESIS for skin rejuvenation, stretch marks treatment, acne scars and pigmentation and permanent hair removal. When Can You Do It: Six months after delivery.


Nisce Skin Medispa’s The Bump Diaries: Pregnancy Beauty 101, was also an of exchange of mommy & life hacks and tips among the members of the press and the mommy and lifestyle bloggers. It was also graced by a make-up tutorial by renowned make-up artist, Youtuber and beautypreneur, Cheneleng Pili of Cheneleng Cosmetics.

Not only it was a shower of raffle items and freebies from Nisce Skin Medispa and partners Zoya Philippines and MedEV’s Cutera Philippines, the event also gave us the experience of living and eating in Paris through their grazed table by who took Manila’s instagram scene by storm when sisters Karla Zulueta & Kim Zulueta discovered the art of grazing.

Key takeaway, self-care is as important as the focus should be on the baby. “If you’re thinking, ‘how can I create the healthiest baby possible?’ you can’t go wrong.” – Nisce Skin Medispa

For more details check out Nisce Skin Medispa social media accounts: 

Facebook: Instagram: @nisceskinmedspa and website: or call us at (02) 683-0243 or email us @

#nisceskinmedispa #greatskindestination

Friends from Media and mommy bloggers

Ms. Antoinette Nisce-Ngo, VP/COO/International Licensed Aesthetician

Nisce Skin Medispa; Ms. Genevieve Salem, Product Manager of Medev Medical Devices Corp.

Ms. Jennelyn aka Cheneleng Pili. Prof. Make Up Artist/Beautypreneur

Cheneleng Cosmetics

Ms. Antoinette Nisce-Ngo, VP/COO/International Licensed Aesthetician of Nisce Skin Medispa


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