Alex Medina Goes Rebel Cool with Pony

American footwear brand Pony is known for its rebel streak and fiercely unique character. Its name has become synonymous to freedom of expression, individuality, and living up to one’s potential. Its slogan, “Let’s get it on!” best embodies Pony’s brand image.

As the brand continues to grow, Pony’s roster of brand ambassadors does too; with character actor Alex Medina being the newest endorser.

Alex is part of the new generation of primetime style icons whose artistic chops  earned him recognition in the world of indie films.  He bagged his first Best Actor trophy for the movie “Palitan”, which coincidentally pays tribute to “Scorpio Nights” – a movie that actually starred his thespian-father Pen Medina.

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His acting skills, described as fearless and with depth, paved the way for his entry into mainstream television. Alex worked alongside actresses Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador in ABS-CBN’s recently concluded primetime series “Ina, Kapatid, Anak” where he portrayed the revengeful character of Diego – the long-lost son of Cherry Pie Picache’s character.

The multi-talented 25-year-old actor is passionate about both music and acting. “Music is my first love, but I get more fulfillment in acting,” said Alex. “In acting kasi buong pagkatao mo required. It is not easy – masarap at masakit siya at the same time because you get into these characters, scenes, and emotions that you usually do not encounter in real life,” he shared.

Being one of the sons of a respected veteran actor is a challenge, according to Alex Medina. Yet this does not faze him easily. His dad is very supportive of his career, and even coaches him through one-on-one acting workshops.

“As an actor, I am very serious about my craft. I see to it that I play my role based on what is required of me. As my dad would always say, di pwede kampante dahil maliit ang role, dapat lagi 100 percent at pag mas kinonte, gawing 150 percent. Besides, I need to learn from the tree,” said Alex Medina.  “Because the apple should not fall far from the tree, or should I say this time ‘the Pen is mightier than the sword.”

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His steady realness, carefree attitude and free spirit best exemplify the ideals of a Pony ambassador. Donna Santos, marketing manager of Pony Philippines, believes that Alex represents the brand well.

“We think that he represents the brand – unpretentious, rock and roll, talented, and he is not afraid of letting others see the real him,” she said. “Pony is always on the lookout for upcoming stars, and we think that Alex has what it takes to be the next big star.”

Alex Medina, meanwhile, is overjoyed to be part of Pony’s growing roster of celebrity ambassadors that include Jinri Park, Glaiza de Castro, Isabelle De Leon, and Carlo Aquino, among others.

“Pony complements my lifestyle well. I’m your usual jeans-and-shirt type of guy, and their sneakers are perfect for my everyday getup. Being named as an ambassador is a both a big break and blessing for me,” said Alex. “But more than that, I believe that Pony is perfect for me because the brand and I share the same attitude. I see to it that I always stay true to myself. In other words, what you see is what you get, just like Pony,” Alex concluded.

Coco Martin and Kim Chiu Thrilled with Their Grand TV Reunion via “Ikaw Lamang”

Teleserye King Coco Martin and Teleserye Princess Kim Chiu are both excited about their highly anticipated return to worldwide television through ABS-CBN’s upcoming drama series “Ikaw Lamang,” premiering March 10 on The Filipino Channel (TFC) (March 11 in Australia, Guam and New Zealand).

“It’s been a while since Kim and I worked together in ‘Tayong Dalawa’ and ‘Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo.’  That’s why I’m happy and blessed to be given the chance to reunite with her in a new teleserye,” said Coco Martin about his newest leading lady in the Kapamilya network’s once-in-a-lifetime TV event.

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Kim Chiu, meanwhile, admitted that she is having mixed emotions about her new project and her new team-up with Martin. Chiu’s last primetime TV show was the hit family series “Ina Kapatid, Anak,” while Martin starred in the superhero-serye “Juan dela Cruz.”

“Aside from the excitement, I feel nervous and pressured especially because the cast of ‘Ikaw Lamang’ is really full of brilliant actors and actresses. I can say that this is the most challenging role and project that I’ve ever had,” she shared.

“Ikaw Lamang” will unravel the love story of childhood friends Samuel (Coco Martin) and Isabelle (Kim Chiu), whose fate will be tested by time and their clashing families.

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Joining Martin and Chiu in their newest TV drama are two of the most talented actors of their generation, Jake Cuenca and Julia Montes.

Completing the award-winning, powerhouse cast of “Ikaw Lamang” are Ronaldo Valdez, Tirso Cruz III, Cherry Pie Picache, Cherie Gil, John Estrada, Daria Ramirez, Meryl Soriano, Spanky Manikan, and Lester Llansang; with the special participation of Kapamilya child stars Zaijian Jaranilla, Louise Abuel, Alyanna Angeles, and Xyriel Manabat.

Under the direction of Malu Sevilla and Avel Sunpongco, “Ikaw Lamang” is the newest TV masterpiece of Dreamscape Entertainment Television, the group that created “Juan dela Cruz,” “Ina Kapatid Anak,” the phenomenal drama series top-billed by Martin and Montes, “Walang Hanggan,” and the first project of Martin, Cuenca, and Chiu, “Tayong Dalawa.”

Don’t miss the beginning of the love story of Samuel and Isabelle in “Ikaw Lamang” on March 10 (March 11 in Australia, Guam, and New Zealand) on TFC worldwide.  Fall in love with their timeless story over and over again on TFC’s official online service, TFC.tv starting March 10.

World Vision Supports “Boses” In Promoting Child Protection

In support of the Cinemalaya classic film Boses (Voices), World Vision Development Foundation, Inc., led by its senior board members Glicerio Abad and David Huang, recently joined the premiere showing of the advocacy film which relevantly touches the issue of child abuse in a well-told story filled with compassion and hope for children.

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Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador Face The Truth In “Ina Kapatid Anak’s” ‘Gabi Ng Pagtutuos’

After the much-talked ‘Gabi Ng Rebelasyon,’ Margaux (Maja Salvador) unravels a shocking secret about her identity and confronts her family in ‘Gabi ng Pagtutuos’ this coming April 12 (Friday).

How will Beatrice (Janice de Belen) admit to everyone her connivance with Oscar (Jayson Gainza) to get her daughter from Teresa (Cherrie Pie Picache)?

What will Tatay Zach (Ronaldo Valdez) and Oscar do when Margaux finally exposes what she learned from the midwife who assisted Teresa when she gave birth to twins.  How will the truth change the lives of Celyn (Kim Chiu), Teresa, Beatrice, and Margaux?

Don’t miss the ‘Gabi ng Pagtutuos’ episode on Friday (April 12) in “Ina Kapatid Anak,” 8:15 pm, after “Juan dela Cruz” on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

“Ina Kapatid Anak” Airs ‘Gabi Ng Rebelasyon’ On April 3

ABS-CBN’s no.1 family drama series “Ina Kapatid Anak” will air the much awaited ‘Gabi ng Rebelasyon’ (The Night of Revelation) on April 3 (Wednesday), which is set to reveal that the characters of Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador are twins.

Aside from Oscar (Jayson Gainza), who is the other person involved in the separation of Celyn (Kim Chiu) and Margaux (Maja Salvador)? Why did he or she choose to hide the truth from Teresa (Cherry Pie Picache)?

Don’t miss the ‘Gabi ng Rebelasyon’ tension-filled episode of

Kim Chiu And Xian Lim Treats ‘JaNdY’ Fans With A ‘Love Day’

Thousands of ‘JaNdy’ (Jade-Andy) fans of Kim Chiu and Xian Lim recently filled the SM Skydome in the grand fans’ day of their top-rating Primetime Bida drama series “My Binondo Girl.”

Dubbed as ‘love day,’ the event was a ‘thank you’ gift to the loyal viewers of the hit show, which will end on January 20. The cast treated their fans with a string of special surprises including a romantic duet of Kim Chiu and Xian Lim; song numbers of Ai-Ai delas Alas, Cherry Pie Picache, and Richard Yap (who is now popularly known as Papa Chen); plus a live piano performance from Xian Lim.

Other cast members who graced the fans’ day were Gina Pareño, Ricardo Cepeda, Laureen Uy, Marina Benepayo, Eda Nolan, David Chua, Gillet Sandico, and Simon Ibarra. The other two leading men, Matteo Gudecelli and Jolo Revilla (who is still my bet for Kim Chiu in the teleserye) were the only one not present in the said fans day.

Enjoy the photos sent to Orange Magazine TV by ABS-CBN:

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Meanwhile, expect for more twists and surprises in the remaining two weeks of “My Binondo Girl,” weeknights after “Budoy” and

Kim Chiu’s ‘My Binondo Girl’ Premieres Today, August 22!

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Last Night (August 21), I was invited to watch the 1st week pilot episode of Kim Chiu‘s much anticipated new teleserye “My Binondo Girl” at SM City The Block Cinema 2.

The event was attended by almost all the cast of “My Binondo Girl” including Ms. Ai Ai Delas Alas, Gina Pareño, Cherry Pie Picache, Laureen Uy, Ricardo Cepeda, Richard Yap, Matteo Gudecelli, Xian Lim, Jolo Revilla, Mutya (who plays the young Kim) and the Princess of Primetime, Kim Chiu, to name a few.

Also spotted supporting the advance preview are Maja Salvador (rumored love interest of Matteo Gudecelli) and Laureen’s older singer, celebrity stylist Liz Uy.

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