Ciara Sotto

In a statement sent to yours truly by her trusted team, actress-host Ciara Sotto breaks her silence and poured her emotions into the ongoing election campaign issues happening within her family circle.

Her father, veteran comedian and host Vicente “Tito” Sotto is running for vice president, while Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan (Sharon Cuneta’s husband) is also running for the same position.

“I have always been quiet, ignoring negative, mean, and slanderous comments about my Dad made by judgmental people, whether I know them personally or not, as if they know everything and us very well. I prayed if I should voice out my true emotions when asked about Kuya Kiko running against Dad for VP” she said.

“I cried because I am so hurt and disappointed. It made me feel that my parents were of no value after all. Ate has always been considered and treated like a daughter by my Dad and especially my Mom. I will continue to pray for them, and of course, for my Dad and his protection, wisdom, discernment, and I Praise and Thank God for giving me him as my earthly father.” Ciara added


JRLDM (Jerald-Damn) is a hip-hop recording and performing artist and is known for the realism his songs convey.

Through his craft as a singer and songwriter, JRLDM draws listeners to his world with dark, brooding, memorable, and haunting hooks.

JRLDM is MCR’s first artist under WMP (Warner Music Philippines) and releases “Lason” – his first single, last October 15th. “My songs could be compared to abstract paintings that stimulates the senses as they are created as anthems for a misunderstood generation as expressed in the honest lyrics that are on-point, relatable, and packed with heat and passion with every delivery whenever I perform,” he said.


“Lason” is written, composed, arranged, by JRLDM and co-produced with Ryan M. Armamento. It depicts a dark yet captivating narrative as it is centered on his unique take on trying to talk about his struggles about the poison that is seen in society coupled with questions on existence.  

JRLDM talks about his struggles in his daily life and what he goes through mentally to maintain a positive outlook. Lines in the song like “Nais ko sanang tumawa, pero bakit ba parang ‘di kaya” are written to make listeners think of the struggles they once went through and how they overcame them and succeeded. 

JRLDM’s songs are soundtracks from the heart and stories from the streets. “Lason” kicks off the build-up of several releases that will culminate in the release of his debut album under MCR. It is a much-anticipated track for the unique underground artist.


Birthday cheers to my good friend, TV host, and overseas Filipino worker advocate Marissa Del Mar. Her birthday wish this year is posted on her social media account: “Thank you so much dear Lord for everything, Your Love, blessings, gift of life, family friends, and relatives. Our beloved OFWs, labor and families. Please give us long life, good health, and please end this pandemic, In the name of Jesus, my fervent wish for my birthday! We love You, dear Lord Almighty!”

Source: Manila Bulletin (