[COLUMN] Gloria Sevilla passes away peacefully in Oakland home —

Gloria Sevilla

ACTRESS Gloria Sevilla, who was often called the Queen of Visayan Motion pictures within the Philippines, handed away on the age of 90 in her Oakland house on Saturday, April 16. As reported by information shops, Sevilla died in her sleep.

Sevilla was a four-time FAMAS award winner, successful Finest Actress plums for Badlis Sa Kinabuhi in 1969 and Gimingaw Ako in 1973, in addition to a Finest Supporting Actress trophies for Madugong Paghihiganti in 1962 and Minsa’y Isang Gamu-gamo in 1977. As well as, she bagged two Finest Supporting Actress awards from Gawad Urian for M: Mom’s Maiden Love and Maestra, whereas additionally selecting up a Finest Supporting Acgtress award from the Metro Manila Movie Competition for M: Mom’s Maiden Love and an Icon Award from The EDDYS in 2021.

Amongst her different notable motion pictures embody Dysebel (1978), Matud Nila (1991), The Flor Contemplacion Story (1995), Lapu-Lapu (2002) and El Presidente (2012).

In 2019, she was as soon as once more again within the limelight as she starred in a Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino entry, Ang Pagbalik, the place she once more spoke Cebuano in a film.

In a PEP.ph interview that yr, she mentioned, “Basta maligaya ako na napasali ang aming pelikula na isang Visayan movie. Iyan ang dream ko talaga na mabigyan ng importansiya ang Visayan movies because Visayan movies is a part of Philippine movies. Gusto ko may Davao, may Cebu, may Samar, and, of course, Luzon.”

“Kasi sa mga Bisaya, maraming mga artistang magagaling, of course, buong Pilipinas magagaling ang mga artista natin, may talent sila, hindi tayo nagpapahuli sa mga artista sa ibang bansa,” Sevilla added.

Apart from motion pictures, Sevilla was additionally lively in Philippine tv the place she topbilled sequence like Ang Biyenan kong Mangkukulam and Mommy Ko Si Mayor. The latter additionally featured her youngsters Mat Ranillo III, Dandin Ranillo, Lilibeth Ranillo and Suzette Ranillo, in addition to fellow Cebuana Flora Gasser.

In 2019, Gawad Urian Awards bestowed on Gloria its Lifetime Achievement Award for her noteworthy contributions to Philippine motion pictures and leisure. The FAMAS Awards had given her its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

Sevilla was married to King of Visayan Motion pictures Mat Ranillo Jr. who died in a aircraft crash in 1969. The couple had six youngsters in whole, 4 of whom turned lively in motion pictures and TV. She later married actor/director Amado Cortez who served as consul normal within the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco; he was handed away in 2003. They’d one daughter.

Throughout her time in San Francisco, Gloria was an indefatigable champion of every little thing Filipino, and was very approachable because the spouse of the consul normal. Regardless of her stature, she was very accommodating to followers who acknowledged her, posing for photos and signing autographs and, at instances, regaling them with tales of her heydays in TV and the flicks.

Tributes have been pouring in from showbiz stars and trade organizations.

Each the Film and Tv Assessment and Classification Board (MTRCB) and Movie Improvement Council of the Philippines posted tributes on their Fb (Meta) pages.

FDCP chair and CEO Liza Diño posted on her personal Fb web page about Sevilla: “You’ve always shared the vision of promoting PH Cinema to the world and supporting our local film industry to be globally competitive… Thank you, Tita Gloria, for always being an inspiration. Your support to the FDCP meant so much to realizing this vision. Rest in peace, Tita Gloria. You will be missed. Love you.”

My condolences to the kids (Lilybeth, Mat III, Suzette, Jonathan, Dandin, Junius and Czareanah) and grandchildren of Gloria Sevilla, and to her family as properly.

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Xian Lim stars in his first Kapuso TV sequence, a light-weight romance/fantasy/household drama entitled “False Positive.”Photograph from Instagram/@xianlimm

Xian Lim is conserving his phrase on taking part in numerous characters on display along with his newest effort, “False Positive,” which is his first TV sequence with the GMA community (or Kapuso community) reverse co-star Glaiza de Castro. Within the sequence, Lim performs Edward dela Guardia, an alpha male who undergoes a “gender switch” and experiences being pregnant as a result of his spouse’s unconventional want.

Lim mentioned that he skilled pleasure and nervousness on the identical time for his new TV sequence.

“I didn’t want to let anyone down and I wanted to give it my all, whatever you need from me I will just do it the best way possible, for as long as I can, that was my mentality in approaching this work,” Lim mentioned in a latest presscon in an article by The Philippine Star, exhibiting his dedication and fervour to work that comes his method.

The problem for him is giving an genuine portrayal of being pregnant.

“I was asking a lot of questions and many, like mommies on set, were willing to help and guide me (understand pregnancy) even the way I should walk, (they would tell me that) dito talagang major cramps yan, iika-ika ka at hindi ka makapagsalita ng tuwid. So those were some helpful pieces of information that I received from them,” Xian defined, whereas including that it is very important him to find out about being pregnant, together with the emotions and mannerisms related to it.

He’s grateful that the GMA community workforce have trusted him to sort out this position – truly, for even contemplating him for the lead position after they had been taking a look at actors to play Edward dela Guardia.

In line with Xian, the sequence and the roles play may inspire viewers to take a look at points like gender equality and gender roles, regardless of their medium being a light-weight romance, household and fantasy drama.

“The message of this project is all about respecting each other and loving each other no matter what,” mentioned Xian. “It still boils down to, you have to respect your partner in whatever challenge you might face in life, nakakatuwa lang, aside from all the comedy, aside from all the crying, marami talagang aral na mapupulot sa False Positive. This project is something we can all be proud of.”

“Especially now na parang ang bigat-bigat lang at (ang) dami dami na nangyayari sa mundo, the best way to communicate a message is through something light, through something na parang mapapatawa namin sila, but at the end of the day, they can learn something from this whole project,” Lim added.

And his recommendation for {couples}? “I personally believe after everything has been said and done, love is a choice and after the honeymoon stage, it’s gonna boil down to choice, dapat lang you’re in it for the long run… Make sure that you, guys, are always growing and make sure you, guys, inspire each other to be a better person every single day,” Xian answered.


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