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5/12/2014 in News
Favorite TRIOs in local showbiz

By Lista Macuja


1.      “Sana’y Wala Ng Wakas (1986)”
  • Movie
    Cast: Sharon Cuneta, Cherie Gil, Dina Bonnevie
    Director: Leroy Salvador
    Released by: Viva Films
    Synopsis: Three women united by friendship, music, but divided by fame. They were three women struggling to make a living when fate smiled at them. From anonymity, they were thrust into a world of glittering lights and deafening adoration. But much that celebrity brought them good things; it too began to destroy them. They became too consumed by their fame that one day, without them knowing, their friendship that had been their anchor was fast crumbling down.

    The movie is undeniably one of the most memorable films of Sharon Cuneta. It further proved the apparent mass appeal of the then young megastar. This movie also featured Sharon, Cherie, and Dina performing some popular tunes. "Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas" is Sharon Cuneta's forever anthem. 

2.      “DoReMi (1996)”
  • Movie
    Cast: Donna Cruz, Regine Velasquez, Mikee Conjuangco
    Director: Ike Jarlego, Jr.
    Released by: Neo Films, distributed by: Viva Films
    Synopsis: Donette (Donna Cruz), Reggie (Regine Velasquez), and Miki (Mikee Conjuangco) formed the trio group DoReMi and planned to pursue their singing career in Japan only to find themselves working as singers in a local bar in a province as their recruiter falsified their documents going abroad. Their group drew lots of audiences until a record company offered a contract for them. However, Donette and Miki had change of hearts.

    The movie was originally titled "Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas 2." It was supposed to be the 90's counterpart of the Sharon-Cherie-Dina movie. However, the movie took on a lighter mood compared with the 80's version.

3.      “April, May, June (1998)”
  • Movie
    Cast: Chin Chin Gutierrez, Agot Isidro, Alma Concepcion
    Director: Manny Castañeda
    Released by: Star Cinema, Available Light Production
    Synopsis: Friends April (Agot Isidro), a submissive wife, May (Chin Chin Gutierrez), a career woman wife, and June (Alma Concepcion), a flight stewardess, are both dealing with their husbands and partner. April’s husband has an affair with another woman; May is being pressured by her husband to conceive their firstborn, while June’s pilot boyfriend does not have any plans of marrying her. These three women will altogether fight for their rights.

    The movie was memorable because of the unexpected casting of some of the most refreshing faces of that time - Agot, Chin Chin, Alma.


4.      “Pinay Pie (2003)”
  • Movie
    Cast: Ai Ai de las Alas, Joyce Jimenez, Asunta De Rossi
    Director: Jose Javier Reyes
    Released by: Star Cinema
    Synopsis: Cousins Karen (Joyce Jimenez), a career woman, and Love (Asunta De Rossi), a frustrated beauty queen, are close friends with the aging businesswoman Yolly (Ai Ai de las Alas), a hopeless romantic, work together to help Love win the crown in a beauty pageant called “Dyosa Ng Kagandahan 2003” against Love’s detractors Greta (Jenny Miller) and George (Carlo Maceda).

    It is very rare that a comedy movie will have three female leads, so "Pinay Pie" was a breath of fresh air during that time. Joyce and Assunta were two of the sexiest screen sirens, while Ai-Ai is poised to be the next box-office queen of that time. 

5.      “Pangarap na Bituin (2007)”
  • TV Series
    Cast: Sarah Geronimo, Rica Peralejo, Maja Salvador
    Directors: Eric Salud, Trina Dayrit
    Aired in: ABS-CBN
    Synopsis: Emerald (Sarah Geronimo) was separated from her sisters Sapphire (Nikki Gil), the eldest and Ruby (Maja Salvador) the youngest.

    Bridgette (Rica Peralejo) pretended to be Sapphire and together with Emerald and Ruby, they formed their singing trio group "The Jewels." It was later revealed that the real Sapphire, traumatized by their separation was housed in a mental institution.

    The series further positioned Sarah Geronimo as the young Sharon Cuneta. Maja Salvador also took on the challenge of being a singer, alongside real singers Sarah, Nikki, Rica.
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