Star-studded fiesta

Roger Serna

THIS year’s fiesta celebration in Carcar City is star-studded especially during the last three days. R&B royalty Jay-R, Darryl Ong and Wacky Kiray will mount the stage on Nov. 23.

The country’s top bands: Side A, South Border and True Faith will play their own songs as well as covers on the 24th. Baptizo Music Fest happens on the 25th.

Celebrities Jason Abalos, Jordan Herrera and Ahron Villaflor will lead motorcycle enthusiasts in the Motocross Freestyle Night Race on the 26th.

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Sexy actress and former beauty queen Ma. Isabel Lopez received a lot of flak when she removed a traffic barrier and drove her way to the supposedly exclusive Asean lane with some motorists following her.

She proudly recorded the violation she made so as to evade the traffic jam that the international event created on its opening day. Some accused her of trying to attract attention. Others say she was high on drugs.

Isabel has somehow created an image of a rebel. There were even past activities of the Bb. Pilipinas organizers that excluded her from the guest list. The actress-beauty queen justified her act as a protest to her feeling of being a “second-class citizen” in her own country.

She may have a point but still she has no reason for the violation. She could have been penalized by now.

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Cebuanos and those in Bacolod, Pangasinan, Ilocos Sur, Legaspi and Puerto Princesa had a grand time watching the cast of GMA 7 teleseries “Alyas Robin Hood,” “Super Ma’am,” “My Korean Jagiya” and “Haplos” visit their respective areas last month.

The celebrity list includes Primetime King Dingdong Dantes, Andrea Torres, Solenn Heussaff, Primetime Queen Marian Rivera-Dantes, Heart Evangelista-Escudero, Edgar Allan Guzman, Alexander Lee, Matthias Rhoads and others.

The tour resulted in wonderful memories as the stars experienced the warm reception, said Oliver Amoroso, head of GMA’s Regional TV Department.