is a respected and seasoned theater, television, and film actor with
numerous acting accolades to her name including Urian and Star Awards
Best Actress nominations for her role in the film Tuhog, and an Urian
Best Supporting Actress nomination for the movie Mga Munting Tinig.
Other citations include Best Supporting Actress nominations for The
Homecoming (Metro Manila Film Festival) and Naglalayag
(Manila Film Festival). This stage veteran of twenty-two years --
an Aliw Awardee for stage to boot –- has also been teaching
acting for three years now at the Cultural Center of the Philippines
for the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors.
Used to playing support roles and ordinary-looking
women, Irma was excited to play Marta, one of the lead roles in
Mga Pusang Gala. She shares that what she likes about the
movie is that "It gives people a sense of hope…It is
a story of survival."
is a multi-awarded stage, film, and television actor. He is a three-time
Aliw Awards Best Actor winner in the field of theater, and has received
acting laurels from the Film Academy of the Philippines, Urian and
Star Awards for his performances in Saranggola, Minsan May Isang
Puso, Ipaglaban Mo The Movie, and Abot Hanggang Sukdulan.
The actor, who also directs for TV, plays
another gay role in Mga Pusang Gala as Boyet, a romance
pulp fiction novelist approaching midlife crisis. Says Ricky, who
also played gay characters in the films Ang Lalaki sa Buhay
ni Selya and American Adobo, “I was playing
gay roles, both in theater and television, when other actors stayed
away from them. Now, every other actor I know is dying to play one.”
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actor, Alchris Galura already owns an impressive
filmography. He was only eight when he did his first movie, and he
soon appeared in critically-acclaimed movies like Mga Munting
Tinig, Santa Santita, and Babae sa Breakwater. The latter
earned him Best Child Actor and Best Supporting Actor nominations
from FAMAS (Filipino Academy for Movie Arts and Sciences) and the
Filipino critics' Gawad Urian, respectively. Recently, he acted in
the soon-to-be-released independent film Sarung Banggi.