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!).
Inspired by the series How to Get Away with Murder is the birth of a Filipino drama series entitledSino Ang May Sala?: Mea Culpa starring Bela Padilla, Tony Labrusca, Jodi Sta Maria, Ketchup Eusebio, Ivana Alawi, Sandino Martin, and Kit Thompson. Being aired at the best time slot of the ABS-CBN station, the Primetime Bida slot, this promising series has been making a name beginning from its pilot week until now.
The story revolving around the mysterious, dark, and exciting story is about a baby being stolen, and all the other side stories around it being covered up by a group of Juris who just committed the biggest mistake of their lives. A mistake that would for a long time, hunt every character. A story of seeking justice, a story of fighting for secrets, and a story of an undiscovered truth. From a single mistake comes a series of exciting events that will make every viewer long for more.
For a long time, I know that we’ve all been waiting for a new taste of series. Something different than what we usually see daily. With the realization of this series paired with an amazing cast headed by Bella and Jodi, we cannot just help but to be fully excited about it.
From recent comments and notes coming avid viewers, the team up of Bela Padilla with Tony Labrusca is also a promising pair in the process. The role that she gets to portray here is far different from the usual roles that she had in the past, and we cannot help but to It provides a fresh taste of casting, as manifested by the correctly chosen rest of the cast who manages to execute the roles. On the other side, one cannot help but notice the exciting tension and showdown of the characters, most notably the scenes concerning Jodi and Bela.
The undeniable fact that all the cast, most especially Bela has progressed a lot as an actress as can be seen by her equally powerful and ferocious acting prowess. With the current fame of the Sino Ang May Sala series, it is believed that the directors and all other people behind this show will continue to be something spectacular in the coming weeks and months. Whatever this show holds for all of us, I am sure that we cannot wait but to see all the surprises unfold of our own eyes.
As of now, we cannot do
everything but to wait enthusiastically and wish that all the scenes ahead of
us could be more surprising and devastating. We cannot help but wait patiently
for the exciting transformation and revelation of the characters. Stay tuned
fellow viewers, the series has only just begun, and it is still a long way
towards the resolution of all the tangled mysteries. Sino Ang May Sala has just begun, and we are still way far from the
end. This is going to be a fantastic ride of adventure with the characters.