Serna: Goodbye, Elizabeth; goodbye, Rizzini!

Roger Serna

UNTIL now, even when department stores, malls, hotels and even small stores and establishments try their best to display their grandest Christmas decors and other ornaments, I am still in denial that Christmas is actually just around the corner.

As in past celebrations, I have this feeling that if I go with the flow, I’m afraid that the excitement might wear off fast long
before the actual date comes.

So all those decors of past Christmases that were tucked in sealed boxes and the Christmas albums of favorite and immortal carols have to wait for the first day of December before they will see the light of day.

Here’s hoping for a peaceful and meaningful celebration this year, despite the expected “noise” that the forthcoming elections will bring.


So far, at least two public figures who are also in show business have already signified their intention to run again for public office in the 2016 election.

Disqualified governor Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito has vowed to reclaim his seat, which was taken away from him by the Commission on Elections due to overspending. Rep. Manny Pacquiao is said to run for senator next year.

But it was only the second day of the filing of certificates of candidacy as of this writing. Will there be new ones from the showbiz world to jump in and flex their wings in the political arena?

I’ll keep you posted.


The local entertainment industry is mourning over the loss of one of the enduring performers of her generation, Elizabeth Ramsey. She is said to have died in her sleep. What a way to bid the world of the living goodbye.

Elizabeth is not only gifted with the knack for rib-tickling, she also has a good voice where she injects humor to otherwise serious songs.

May you enjoy the peace and quiet in the after life, Elizabeth.

In Cebu, beauty contest enthusiasts, beauty queen makers and followers also mourn the demise of a former beauty queen whose pageant credentials include: Ms. Cebu first runner-up, Mutya ng Pilipinas and Ms. Tourism International.

Famous fashion designer Cary Santiano described the beauty queen in his Facebook account as “one of the sweetest girls” and one who has “a very lovely heart ‘coz you are genuinely beautiful inside and out.”

Cebu was shocked when she was hospitalized a couple of years or so ago, but was glad to see her with the other beauty queens during
the Sinulog (was it this year?) thinking that she was better, only to hear the more shocking news of her passing.

Rest in peace, Rizzini!


This Saturday and Sunday, Kapamilya stars will be at the Hoops Dome of Lapu-Lapu City for the “Biyaheng Cebu” of its two big shows—It’s Showtime on Saturday and ASAP on Sunday.

This is ABS-CBN’s way of thanking their supporters and followers. Incidentally, three of the Kapamilya stars play lead roles in Star Cinema’s next treat, Everyday I Love You.

The three young stars are Gerald Anderson, Enrique Gil and Lisa Soberano. Out of the three, though, only Gerald is scheduled to meet his fans separately in Cebu City.

He’ll be in a press conference spearheaded by JSP Ads and Promotions to drumbeat the said movie. After the presscon, he’ll meet and greet some of his fans lucky enough to be picked out from among the actor’s local fans by its club officers.

The following day (Sunday), aside from the ASAP performance at the Hoops Dome, Gerald will also be in a separate mall show at the Ayala Center Cebu.

Everyday I Love You will be shown in movie houses nationwide starting Oct. 28.


I did not know that Wally Bayola, who gives life to many characters in the kalyeserye where the AlDub tandem became a phenomenon, is a good dramatic actor. One of the episodes I caught from the kalyeserye was one where Wally, playing Lola Nidora, shed tears. But I’m not sure though if it was genuine.

Unfortunately, I watched the said episode not in the comfort of my place but somewhere else where there was no audio available (sigh!). Of course, I did not have any idea what those tears were for and what brought about the crying scene.

Needless to say, the scene came as a surprise to me as the kalyeserye was supposed to be a comedy, not a drama. It was something new, for a change.