First, they made us cry in ‘100 Tula Para Kay Stella‘ way back in the very first Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino in 2017. The following cry, they broke our hearts once more in ‘The Day After Valentine’s‘ but still won the box-office of the PPP 2018. What’s with the JC Santos and Bela Padilla tandem under Jason Paul Laxamana? Sakitan na lang ba lagi?!
JC and Bela are back in ‘On Vodka, Beers and Regrets‘ which is under Direk Irene Villamor (Camp Sawi and Meet Me in St. Gallen) . Will we achieve a happily ever after by February 5?
Watch the teaser of the new movie above! Will having a different director mean a ‘happy ending’?
Bela Padilla remains as one of the most competent TV and movie actress in the country. Apart from that, she also ventured into product endorsements, modeling, recording, blogging, vlogging and producing her own digital series!
Without further ado, we would like to share some of Bela Padilla’s career highlights in 2019:
1. Tanduay Calendar Girl for 2019
This is long overdue. I’m sure a lot of fans especially the male followers were inspired all throughout 2019 when Bela Padilla graced the calendars produced by Tanduay. The layouts were sexy but tastefully done. She also appeared in a commercial for the brand. La la la la calendar girl!
The suspense/drama ‘Sino ang Maysala? Mea Culpa’ made a lot of Kapamilya viewers love to hate Juris (Bela’s character). She is pitted against Jodi Sta. Maria and for the first time, she was paired to hunk actor Tony Labrusca. The series might be short compared to other drama shows of ABS-CBN (there’s no use extending it), but Juris truly made a mark.
Bela Padilla is one of the most bankable actresses in the Philippines today. Not only is she beautiful and sexy – she’s really talented!
In the past years, Bela starred in a number of movies that are considered as box-office hits and critically acclaimed. As a big fan, I am happy to share my Top 5 Favorite Bela Padilla Movies:
1. 100 Tula Para Kay Stella
The biggest hit of the very 1st Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino! For me, this is the movie that made Bela Padilla a box-office star. In this Jason Paul Laxamana film, she plays the role of Stella, a college student who is in a rock band who caught the attention of the stuttering poet Fidel. An unlikely but special friendship developed between the two and eventually, they developed romantic feelings.
The movie is relatable especially for those who spent their college years in the province. I end up crying in the scene where Stella and Fidel reunited in Pampanga infront of the Mt. Arayat. “Hindi na puwede, eh..”
2. Meet Me in St. Gallen
Jesse and Celeste forever! This movie is a great comeback of Carlo Aquino as a leading man. The movie penned and directed by Irene Villamore is divided in three sections: A chance meeting in Manila, a coincidental meeting in a coffee shop and in St. Gallen in Switzerland. The movie is a perfect example of “we have the right love at the wrong time”. I sad there in the movie house still hoping for another scene for a happy ending (SPOILER: It’s Not!).