Friday, January 19, 2007

A sweet reward for Jennylyn Mercado

By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Last updated 06:35pm (Mla time) 01/18/2007

Published on page G1 of the January 19, 2007 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

ORIGINALLY, THIS QUEZON CITY HOME looked too mannish for a singer-actress as dainty as Jennylyn Mercado.

“When I first moved in two years ago, the paint was black and white. There was a black leather sofa in the living room. Even the dining set was black,” she recounts.

It looked like a bachelor’s pad. “Too boring. So I decided to liven it up.”

With dispatch, she imbued the two-story home with a decidedly feminine touch. “I had the walls repainted apple green, lilac, yellow, orange and white.”

She didn’t hire a professional interior decorator and just relied on her instincts.

“I chose the furniture pieces and décor, with the help of my Mommy Lydia,” she says.

Her fans and friends also contributed pieces here and there.

The “photo mosaic” portrait in her bedroom is a gift from a loyal follower. “She also gifted me with a bed sheet emblazoned with my portrait.”

The ER Tagle painting in the living room is a Christmas gift from a friend to Mommy Lydia.

The white teddy bear that sits on the Yamaha drum set’s stool is a present from boyfriend and fellow Kapuso Patrick Garcia. The red stuffed toy dog on the bed is a Christmas gift from ka-love team and fellow “Starstruck” winner Mark Herras.

The home, she asserts, is sweet reward for all the sacrifices of the past three years.

Guardian Lydia is proud and happy that Jennylyn was able to invest in a house-and-lot at a young age. She had just turned 18 when she bought the place.

“She worked hard for this. After only three years in show biz, she has already achieved a lot,” Lydia quips, beaming.

“I save my earnings in the bank. I can really be thrifty. I don’t buy anything unless it’s very important,” she points out.

She has very few indulgences (namely, perfume and shoes) and insists that they’re tools of the trade.

She similarly makes fine use of her latest acquisitions —the guitar and drum set—in her music career, especially since she’s now trying her hand in songwriting.

“I’ve been playing the guitar since I was in first year high school. Now, my dad Noli (Pineda) is teaching me how to play the drums,” she relates.

Ah, she only asks the neighbors to be patient …

Mark Herras nag-imbento lang ng kwento?

c/o macie

By: Vinia Vivar

Ikinagulat ni Jennylyn Mercado ang pagpapa-interview at pagsasalita ni Mark Herras sa press ng hindi maganda hinggil sa kanya at kay Patrick Garcia.

Ayon sa interview ni Mark, nag-text sa kanya ng kung anu-ano sina Patrick at Jen at umabot pa umano sa puntong naghamunan ang dalawang young actor.

Hindi akalain ni Jen na magagawa siyang baligtarin ni Mark at mag-imbento ng kung anu-anong kuwento.

Sa bersyon ng young actress-singer, si Mark ang panay ang tawag at text sa kanya na tipong nagpaparamdam.

“Siya ang nagsimula ng gulo. Tawag siya nang tawag at text nang text sa akin kaya nagagalit si Patrick. Hindi magagawa ni Pat ang mga sinasabi ni Mark dahil marespetong tao ’yon. Tinanong ko ’yung tao kung talagang nag-text siya kay Mark, ang sabi niya, oo raw, pero ang ayus-ayos ng pagkaka-text niya,” sabi ni Jen.

Dahil panay nga ang tawag at text ni Mark, sinagot daw niya ang ex-boyfriend at sinabihang tumigil na dahil hanggang friends na lang talaga sila.

Ito raw yata ang nakairita kay Mark, dahil kung anu-ano nang masasakit na salita ang itinext nito sa kanya.

“Wala siyang respeto, kaya kung gusto niyang irespeto ko siya, irespeto niya muna ako,” malamang pahayag ni Jen.

Samantala, gusto naming kunin ang panig ni Patrick at nag-text pa kami sa kanyang road manager na si Miro, pero deadma ito.

Ang masasabi lang namin, may isu-solve na namang problema ang Artist Center. At love triangle pa.

Mga bagets na ito talaga!

Jennylyn, Mark, nag-aaway na naman!

c/o macie

Ang Pilipino STAR Ngayon 01/19/2007

"Wala na nga siyang respeto sa akin, gagawa pa siya ng istoryang mali naman," matigas na pahayag ni Jennylyn Mercado sa kanyang publicist tungkol sa isyung hinamon daw ni Patrick Garcia si Mark Herras kamakailan.

"Hindi po totoo na hinamon ni Patrick si Mark at hindi rin ako nagsumbong kay Pat, kay Katrina (Halili) ako nagsumbong na pagsabihan niya si Mark kasi ginugulo ako sa text at kung anu-anong masasakit na salita ang sinabi sa akin. Kaya kung gusto niyang irespeto ko siya, irespeto rin niya ako," paliwanag pa ng bida ng Super Twins.

Nakausap si Mark sa taping ng Princess Charming ng ilang katoto at nabanggit nga nito na nag-away sila ng boyfriend ni Jennylyn na si Patrick at hinamon siya ng suntukan.

"Nangungulit pong bumalik si Mark sa akin, hindi ko na tinanggap dahil ayoko na, kung anu-anong masasakit na salita na ang sinabi sa akin kaya nagalit ako at sinabi ko kay Kat na pagsabihan nga niya, galit din sa kanya (Mark) si Pat, pero hindi siya hinamon ng suntukan," pagdidiin ni Jennylyn.

Last two weeks ay nag-aminan on air sa Startalk na love nina Jen at Patrick ang isa’t isa at last week sa parehong programa kung saan sabay nag-guest ang dalawa ay tila naumid naman ang mga dila nilang magsalita nung deretsahan silang tanuning kung ‘sila’ na nga. — Reggee Bonoan

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Katrina at Jennylyn, pinasasabong!

Jun Nardo

ILALABAS namin ang nakakagulat na text na natanggap namin sa cel number na 0921-824-6794 kahapon para magsilbing babala rin sa kapwa namin manunulat.

Ayon sa text na hindi namin kilala ang numero, pinagtangkaan daw patayin ni Katrina Halili si Jennylyn Mercado!

Siyempre, humingi kami ng detalye sa nag-text sa amin kung paano nangyari ‘yon. Sagot niya, "Basta, ganoon ang nangyari!"

Teka, ganoon lang ba kasimple ‘yon? Tanga ba si Katrina na gumawa ng ganoon kay Jen, eh, hindi naman puwedeng maitago ‘yung ganoong pangyayari, huh!

Nang hindi na nagbigay ng detalye ang texter namin, hindi na namin ito inurirat pa. Useless, dahil imbento lang naman.

Ang next text niya, nagtatanong na ng cell number ng mga artista. Kaya beware, sa aming co-writers, sa cel number 0921-824-6794

Jennylyn is Maxim's January cover girl

Manila Bulletin

Jennylyn Mercado declares that she's "ready to be sexy." And that's exactly what she is on the cover-and inside pages-of the January issue of Maxim magazine. The Maxim pictorial,which immediately became news just a few days after the grueling shoot that took more than 15 hours to finish, Mercado is set to star in her new teleserye, Super Twins.

In the interview done by her Super Noypi director Quark Henares, Mercado admits she was hesitant at first about appearing in the sexy magazine. "I was nervous about not being able to do justice to the clothes-or the lack of it," she said.

For Maxim, getting Mercado-and her home network, GMA7-to agree to the shoot was a definite coup. The former Starstruck champion is possibly GMA 7's most protected talent and she had consistently turned down offers from the other men's titles to have her on their cover. That Maxim is published by the magazine unit of GMA 7's fierce rival, ABS-CBN, also made the decision all the more newsworthy.

But The network wars never seemed to have played a decision for Mercado, Besides, apart from Henares doing the interview, the shoot was handled by cinematographer Lyle sacris, whom Mercado had worked with before. "I was very comfortable," she said of the Maxim shoot.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Jennylyn, Patrick finally admit romantic liaison

01/17/2007 08:29 PM

Jennylyn Mercado and Patrick Garcia finally admitted that they're on, after a week of trying to keep mum about the issue. Still Mercado would rather have kept it to themselves.

In an interview with Lhar Santiago of "Chika Minute," aired on Wednesday evening, Mercado explained their reluctance to let admit the affair: "Kasi kamukha nung nangyari sa amin ni Mark [Herras] na parang gumulo. Okay na nga na gumulo, dahil ang daming chismis, ang daming naninira. Parang kami, naguguluhan na rin kami."

Herras, her ex-boyfriend, has himself been the subject of rumors, linking him to Katrina Halili.

Mercado and Garcia are very conscious too that they could very well use interest in their personal relationship to attract attention to their shows.

But they'd rather keep their personal lives separate from their careers.

"Mas gusto namin ang tahimik," Mercado said. "Pero hindi namin maiwasan ang hindi maging tahimik dahil nga maraming tao ang nagugulo."

Even their admission, in fact, was something they did out of media pressure.

"Actually, hindi kami ang nag-decide noon," Mercado said.

Last Saturday, January 14, Mercado and Garcia appeared on GMA's StarTalk, and gave what must be the most speechless interview ever in the history of local television.

Just a week earlier, they admitted on S-files that they love each other. In the January 14 episode, they made the admission by not denying anything.

Host Butch Francisco asked them if they were already officially a couple. The couple looked into each other's eyes, Mercado lightly squeezing Garcia's thigh, but they said nothing, despite Francisco's repeated question. The talk show host then decided that the silence, with not even a hint of denial from either, meant yes.

So he asked each of them what their promise was to each other. "Nandito lang ako para sa kanya, kung may problema siya," Garcia said. To which Mercado gave the same reply: "Nandito lang ako for him."

So are they now ready to face an insistent media hungry for any little tidbit about their new relationship?

"Ready na. Siguro may limit na. Hindi na katulad ng noon." - A.T. Magno, GMANews.TV

Jennylyn Mercado, ayaw aminin ang relasyon nila ni Patrick Garcia?

Article posted January 17, 2007

Kakaiba ang dating ni StarStruck 1 Ultimate Female survivor na si Jennylyn Mercado ngayon. Bukod kasi sa kanyang new “Super Twins look”, ay aminado pa siyang inspired siya sa kanyang bagong boyfriend na si Patrick Garcia.

Ngunit sa kabila ng pag-amin ng dalawa tungkol sa kanilang relasyon, sinabi ni Jen na mas gugustuhin niyang itago muna ito kung siya lang ang masusunod. Ayaw daw niya kasing paghaluing muli ang kanyang career at personal life.

Ayaw din niyang mapagbintangan sila ni Patrick na ginagamit ang kanilang relasyon para sa kanilang career.

Ang tanging hiling ng young star ngayon, magkaroon ng tahimik na love life dahil ayaw na niyang maulit ang naging magulong relasyon

Jennylyn Mercado's halfway house

01/17/2007 | 03:58 PM

If Jennylyn Mercado had her way, she would still live in Las Piñas, where she spent her childhood days. But her busy schedule dictated the need for a house in Quezon City, closer to the hub of showbiz.

As if all that wasn't hectic enough, there are live TV appearances and guestings to attend to, plus tapings, rehearsals, dubbings, and story and press conferences.

That's the reason for the move to a newly bought townhouse inside a middle-class subdivision in Quezon City. But Las Piñas is never out of Jen's mind.

"Kasi nandoon lahat ng kamag-anak namin, especially ang father ko," she says. "Saka dito sa QC, ang layo ko din sa mga kaibigan ko," Jen adds.

Her future plans inlucde saving up and relocating to Las Piñas. "Gusto ko sana, ipa-renovate ko ýong bahay namin doon. O kaya, kahit hindi sa dati, basta malapit pa rin doon."

Still, she intends to hold on to the Quezon City townhouse. "Dito lang siya. Uuwi lang ako dito 'pag maraming trabaho or 'pag alanganin na. Parang halfway house lang."

Jen's adoptive mother loves the idea.

"Kasi talaga namang taga-Las Piñas kami," says Mommy Lydia. "'Yong una naming bahay doon na na-foreclose, 289 square meters ýon. Sa BF Resort ýon. Ýong bahay namin doon ngayon, maliit lang, pero up and down naman. Ngayon, kung gusto ulit doon ni Jen, di, mas maganda."

Mommy Lydia says she has already scouted around for a possible residence in Las Piñas. In particular, she's eyeing a place in Brittany Bay Subdivision, owned by the family of Senate President Manny Villar.

"Ang ganda!" Mommy Lydia gushes. "Ang ganda-ganda talaga. Doon ýon sa tapat ng Ayala Alabang."

Mommy Lydia says she has already initiated talks with the Villars, whom she personally knows.

"Matagal na namin silang kilala. Parang kapatid na ang turing nila sa akin. Kung minsan nga, hindi ko na natatawag na Senator, Manny na lang. Noong mag-senator siya, nakasama nang mag-campaign si Jennylyn. Noong mag-blessing dito sa bahay, lahat nga sila nagpuntahan. Ýong kapatid ni Jen, ‘yong isa kong anak, inaanak ni Manny Villar sa kasal."

"Huli kaming nagkita-kita noong mag-open ng boutique si Jen sa Finds sa Star Mall. E, kanila ýon, e, sa mga Villar. Ang humahawak ngayon sa Star Mall, ýong anak na sina Mark at Camille. Sa mga housing naman, si Paulo. Sa madali't sabi, sila ang nag-ano na mag-boutique doon si Jennylyn."

At the boutique opening, she talked to the senator about the Brittany house and mentioned the possibility of getting a discount.

"Sabi naman niya, ‘Sige, kung gusto nýo, kausapin nýo lang ako. É, biniro ko naman, 'ka ko, sa susunod na kampanya, isama niya ulit si Jen. E, sabi, baka raw wala nang susunod."

For the moment, the Quezon City townhouse is going through a facelift.

"Nabili niya ito na yari na," Mommy Lydia says. "Kami na lang ang nagpintura ng iba. Kasi, dati, puti lahat 'yan."

The repainting was done in April 2006, while Jen was in New York for the filming of the defunct GMA teleserye, I Luv New York.

"Gusto ko siyang ma-surprise," says Mommy Lydia. "Kasi, pag umalis 'yan nang medyo matagal, gusto ko pagbalik niya, may bago siyang nakikita sa pinaghirapan niya. So, pati kuwarto niya, pinapinturahan namin."

With the help of Becky Aguila, Jen's manager, Mommy Lydia bought new things for the house, too. Jen came home to be greeted by new furnishings.

"Gaya niyang mga upuan sa dining room, saka 'yong chandelier na nabili namin sa Megamall—sa muwebles-muwebles doon. Naglagay kami isa sa kusina, isa sa sala. 'Yang mga upuan saka 'yong lamesa, sa Play ‘N Display naman."

Hangga't maari nga, ayaw ni Tita Becky na may ipasok ditong luma. Maganda nga namang puro bago.

When Jen's schedule permits it, Mommy Lydia wants to hold a second house blessing for Jen's halfway house. - Philippine Entertainment Portal

c/o sheila marie


In an attempt to keep up with the tough competition, Jennylyn Mercado has finally give in and posed for the men's magazine. After what seemed like an eternity, the Starstruck Season 1's Female Survivor said Yes to Maxim's magazine's offer to be its cover girl.

Although many young female stars have done it before her, Jennylyn's stint still caused a stir in the industry. Very rarely do stars accept offers that come from a competing network, let alone GMA's biggest foe in the ratings game.

But we can't ignore the fact that Jennylyn looked good in the photographs. The magazine has become a welcome distraction to male and female readers, especially Jen's fans across the Philippines. It's not everyday they see a young star, who's supposedly has a wholesome image, do something daring. Now they can stop daydreaming about Jennylyn and what she would look like if she wore a very reaveling outfit.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Ara Mina dismisses rumor about Polo and Jennylyn

Alex Datu Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Hindi apektado si Ara Mina sa balitang may namamagitan sa pagitan ng boyfriend niyang si Polo Ravales at sa young actress na si Jennylyn Mercado. In fact, tinawanan lang ni Ara ang nasabing balita dahil alam niyang very much in love ngayon si Jennylyn kay Patrick Garcia.

"Wala, hindi ako nati-threaten kay Jennylyn dahil alam kong may boyfriend siya. Wala naman akong instinct na mayroong iba si Polo. Kung mayroon man e, magtago na siya!" natatawang pahayag ni Ara sa taping ng Homeboy last Sunday, January 14.

Nilinaw rin ni Ara ang lumabas na balita na nag-isnaban sila ni Jennylyn sa taping ng isang show.

"Parang busy siyang kumakain kaya hindi niya ako napansin. Nakatalikod kasi siya e. Binati naman niya ako nang magkasalubong kami sa hallway. Walang choice e, nagkita kami, di ba?" kuwento ng sexy actress-singer.

"Hindi naman kami nagplastikan kasi ang totoo, hindi naman kami close. So wala, civil lang kami sa isa't isa. Alangan namang i-confront ko siya kung may relasyon sila ni Polo. Ang pangit, di ba? Unless nahuli ko, as in talagang may proof ako," paliwanag pa niya.

c/o sheila marie

From Oghie Ignacio of Bulgar:

Ingat na ingat si Jennylyn Mercado sa bracelet na ibinigay sa kanya ng guapong young actor na si Patrick Garcia bago matapos ang taonng 2006. Ibig lang sabihin ay nahulog na ng tuluyan ang kanyang loob sa huli.

Pero sa tuwing uusisain sa Jennylyn ng sino mang reporter ay consistent siya sa pagsasabing wala pa silang commitment ni Patrick at never pa niya itong sinasagot sa panliligaw sa kanya. Kaya nang di na siya makapalag nang sabihan ni Patrick ng "Mahal kita" sa S-Files, natumbok na ng mga reporters ang totoong namamagitan sa kanilang dalawa.

Sa kasalukuyan, halatang very happy sina Jennylyn at Patrick. Sana nga'y tumagal pa ang relasyon nila nang maraming taon.

Jun Nardo

Pinaghintay ni Patrick Garcia si Jennlyn Mercado nu’ng guesting nila sa Startalk last Saturday. Silang dalawa sana ang unang guests na isasalang sa talk show, pero late dumating ang Patrick, huh!

Before the show ay nasa GMA na si Jen at naghintay na lang muna sa labas ng studio. Pero umere na ang show ay hindi pa rin dumarating si Patrick.

Ang nangyari tuloy, nabali-baligtad ang sequences ng programa at pagdating sa show, nangialam pa ang handler ni Patrick. Kaya hayun, nagkaroon ng konting sigawan sa dressing room ng mga stars between the staff at handler ni Patrick.

Eh, sa interview kina Jen at Patrick nina Manay Lolit at Butch Francisco, bantulot ang dalawa sa pagsagot sa mga tanong ng hosts. Tungkol sa relasyon nila ang chikahan at walang nagawa si Jen kundi umamin.

Pero si Patrick, nanatiling tahimik pero parang nawindang sa mga tanong sa kanila sa show.

Eh, tahimik kasing tao si Patrick at never naging vocal sa pakikipagrelasyon, huh! Pero that afternoon, nawalan siya ng choice kundi umayon sa takbo ng pangyayari sa kanila ni Jennlyn.

c/o sheila marie

from Bulgar (Roldan Castro)

NAIINTINDIHAN na namin ang mga kilos at galaw nina Jennylyn Mercado at Patrick Garcia sa Startalk. Hindi na talaga kailangang sabihin pa nila sa publiko na ÖO, mag-on kami". Yung matagal na pananahimik nila at makahulugang pagtitinginan ay nangangahulugang yes.

Alam naman ng malalapit sa dalawa na matagal sa silang nagmamahalan. Ayaw lang nilang pagpistahan at pakialaman ng ibang tao dahil baka intrigahin na naman sila.

Tama lamang na ingatan nina Jen at Pat ang kanilang relasyon.

Monday, January 15, 2007

What's in their MP3 Players?
Article posted January 15, 2007

Ever wonder what your favorite Kapuso stars listen to when they're waiting for their scene on the set or while they travel from one shoot to another? Well, we found out for you! See if your favorite tunes match up with theirs!

Jennylyn Mercado: Nasa iPod ko, yung mga favorite (songs) ko. First Love, Tattooed On My Mind and In My Life. Plus gusto ko yung Nasaan and syempre Kahit Sandali.

Abante -Tonite
Abu Tilamzik

Magkasabay na nag-guest sina Jennylyn Mercado at Patrick Garcia sa Startalk nu’ng Sabado, pero wala silang nasabi tungkol sa tunay na kalagayan ng kanilang relasyon.

Tahimik lang si Jennylyn at ganun na rin si Patrick nang tinanong sila ni Manay Lolit kung sila na ba talaga.

Walang kumpirmasyon pero nakikita sa kanilang pananahimik at sa tinginan sa isa’t isa na meron silang unawaan.

Hirap na hirap na pigain ng hosts ang dalawang ito kaya sa irita yata ni Manay Lolit, sinabihan nito si Jennylyn na mahilig yata ito sa kirat dahil pagkatapos nitong makipag-boyfriend kay Mark Herras, kay Patrick naman ito na isa ring kirat..

Sandaling natahimik ang lahat sa loob ng studio at ewan ko kung ano ang gustong i-react ng dalawa. Hindi ko lang sure kung ikinatuwa iyun ni Patrick.

c/o em-em

People's Tonight
Vinia Vivar

Medyo na-bother ang ilang fans ni Jennylyn Mercado sa napanood na live guesting ng idolo sa Startalk last Saturday, kung saan kasama niya si Patrick Garcia. Feeling nila, na-embarrass ang dalawa sa mga komento ng host na si Manay Lolit Solis.

Heto ang ilan sa natanggap naming text messages: “Hi. Is there any way we can defend Jen and Patrick with what happened sa Startalk interview? First, they were both told that the interview was for Super Twins, staff were even at the studio. It was inevitable that they were asked about their personal relationship but they did not have to be grilled that way and words were put into their mouths at that.

“Also, remarks about Patrick’s being ‘kirat’ and Jen’s choice in men and her being ‘pa-demure’ was very uncalled for.

“People may say that Lolit (Solis) was just being her usual self. But both Jen and Patrick remained respectful towards her despite those blows, thus their silence.

“They do not deserve to be judged negatively after what happened.”

Another texter wrote: “Jen and Patrick’s point is they both do not want or need to capitalize on their relationship for any other project. They choose to be quiet about it and that should be respected.

“After all, their being together has got nothing to do with how they’ll deliver at work. They are both professionals and are credited for their talents, so I see no point in their relationship being exposed to promote a project.

“It’s just sad that Jen and Patrick had to be embarrassed that way. I really hope we can do something about them.”

Napanood namin ang nasabing episode at kitang-kita talaga sa mukha ni Jen na nahihirapan siya. Napapapikit siya tuwing inuulit nina Butch Francisco at Manay Lolit ang tanong na “Kayo na ba talaga?,” na parang sinasabi niyang “Diyos ko, heto na naman.” Hindi makasagot ang dalawa sa tuwing tinatanong ng ganu’n at doon pa lang, kitang-kita nang naiipit sila between telling a lie and telling the truth.

Hindi nila kayang magsinungaling, pero mukhang hindi pa rin sila ready na umamin.

Instead na kinulit-kulit, sana ay nirespeto na lang muna ang pananahimik ng dalawa. Let’s just wait for the right time na ready na silang umamin.


c/o dhudz

Dati ay inirereklamo ni Jennylyn Mercado ang pag-uugali ni Patrick
Garcia at dumating sa point na ikinumpara niya ang ugali nito sa
dating boyfriend niyang si Mark Herras.

Kesyo mas gusto niya ang ugali ni Mark kesa sa ugali ni Patrick.

Tapos, biglang pulos magagandang salita ang narinig namin sa S
Files, kesyo mahal nila ang isa't isa.

Pero ano itong nabalitaan namin na tuwing dadalaw si Patrick kay Jen
sa bahay nito ay hindi gaano silang nakakapag-usap.

Hindi pa man daw nagtatagal si Patrick ay inaantok na. Matakaw daw
itong matulog.

Siguro, hindi naman dahil sa trabaho dahil tapos na ang taping ni
Patrick sa Captain Barbell at pulos guestings lang ang ginagawa niya

Joe Barrameda

Patrick, Jennylyn: Silent admission that they're a couple?

01/15/2007 | 05:37 PM

Silence may be golden, at least on television. But that's dead air on radio, as host Butch Francisco realized in last Saturday's StarTalk.

The GMA weekly showbiz talk show started its simultaneous live broadcast over AM radio dzBB with a lot of dead air, because two its guests — Patrick Garcia and Jennylyn Mercado — gave what must be the most speechless interview ever in the history of local television.

A week after the couple admitted, live, in the same program that they love each other, host Butch Francisco asked if they were already officially a couple.

The couple looked into each other's eyes, Mercado lightly squeezing Garcia's thigh, but they said nothing, despite Francisco's repeated question.

The talk show host then decided that the silence, with not even a hint of denial from either, meant yes. So he asked each of them what their promise was to each other.

"Nandito lang ako para sa kanya, kung may problema siya," Garcia said.

To which Mercado gave the same reply: "Nandito lang ako for him." - A.T. Magno, GMANews.TV

Jennylyn and Patrick still mum about their true relationship

c/o jen_her

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The two were just silent when asked if they are already on

Wells Avante | Monday, January 15, 2007

Isang nakabibinging katahimikan ang sagot nina Jennylyn Mercado at Patrick Garcia sa tanong kung sila na nga bang dalawa. Ito ay naganap sa live interview nila sa Startalk last Saturday, January 13.

Nang tanungin ng mga hosts na sina Butch Francisco at Lolit Solis sina Jennylyn at Patrick—isang linggo pagkatapos nilang magsabihan ng "Mahal kita" sa S-Files—tila naputol ang mga dila ng dalawa at halos hindi makapagsalita.

Imbes na sagutin ang tanong ay nagtinginan lang nang malagkit sina Jennylyn at Patrick. Huling-huli rin sa kamera ang pagsulyap ni Jennylyn sa may audience na tila nanghihingi ng tulong mula sa kanyang ina na si Lydia Mercado at manager na si Becky Aguila.

Then, finally, nang makapagsalita na si Jennylyn ay ito lang ang kanyang sinabi: "Magkasama kami sa Super Twins kaya siguro masyadong..."

Nang ulitin ni Lolit ang tanong kung on na sila o hindi, hindi na nakapagpigil si Butch at sinabing, "Silence means yes."

Hindi naman kinontra nina Jennylyn at Patrick ang sinabi ni Butch na nagpapahiwatig na totoo ngang mag-on na ang dalawang young stars.

Dahil wala na rin sigurong mapiga sa dalawa, hiningan na lang ni Butch ng pahayag sina Patrick at Jennylyn sa kung ano ang maipapangako nila sa isa't isa.

"Wala. Nandito lang ako para sa kanya kung may problema siya. Anything, nandito ako para suportahan siya sa kahit anong problema," sagot ni Patrick.

Tinanong din ang young actor kung mayroon ba itong nararamdamang insecurity sa dating boyfriend ni Jennylyn na si Mark Herras, na hanggang ngayon ay madalas pa ring makapareha ng young actress sa TV man o sa pelikula.

Mapagparaya ang naging sagot ni Patrick: "Kasi para sa akin, kung san siya masaya."

Nilinaw naman ni Jennylyn na trabaho lang ang ginagawa nila ni Mark ngayon.

Hindi rin nakasagot ang young actress nang tanungin siya ni Lolit kung sino ang mas mahal niya: Si Mark o si Patrick? Si Lolit ang manager ni Mark.

Gaya nga ng nabanggit ni Jennylyn, makakasama niya sa bagong fantaserye ng GMA-7 na Super Twins si Patrick. Ang iba pang cast members nito ay sina Dennis Trillo, Nadine Samonte, Camille Parts at Marian Rivera. Nakatakdang magsimula ang Super Twins ngayong first quarter ng taon.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

After Mark Herras, Jennylyn now finds happiness in Patrick Garcia

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Manila Bulletin
Celebrity World

We first saw Jennylyn Mercado and Patrick Garcia together during the December launch of The Great Finds Fair that served as the formal inauguration of the second branch of Finds Superstore at the second level of Starmall Las Piñas.

But at that time, we didn’t detect any onset of romance between them yet. They were just casual and cordial and friendly but there was a certain chemistry that radiated between them. We thought they were a handsome pair. And now, Jennylyn and Patrick are said to be sweethearts and we’re happy for them.

We found out Jennylyn and her family are supporters and friends of the Villars (Senator Manny and Congresswoman Cynthia Villar and family); in fact Jennylyn and Camille are childhood friends. Finds Superstore, metro’s latest chain of department stores, is a brainchild of Camille and her brother Mark who handle the marketing/merchandising and store operations, respectively. Finds Superstore’s first branch at the Starmall EDSA–Shaw opened last year.

Finds Superstore offers a fresh take on retailing, with its uncluttered, well-lit and tastefully appointed selling area, making it a breeze to browse around and get that soughtafter "exceptional find." Finds is defintely committed to giving shoppers true value for their money. The merchandise are affordable while maintaning that high quality and superior style.

This superstore offers a wide array of chic home furnishings decor, toys, fashion accessories, health and beauty products and trendy clothings.

Also sold exclusively at Finds is JEN, the hip clothing line of Jennylyn Mercado. Designed by the actress/singer herself, the clothes reflect her own personal taste in fashion. They’re made for a hectic yet glamorous lifestyle and they’re affordable, easy to wear and funky and unique, Jennylyn promises.

By the way, Speaker Manny Villar and wife Cynthia were at the Great Finds Fair to lend support to their children. It was a fun–filled afternoon with great food, carnival games, magic tricks, juggling acts, facepainting, and musical numbers among other treats.

Jennylyn Mercado at Marian Rivera nagiging close

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By: Vinia Vivar

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GUESS who kung sino ang nagiging close ngayon? Sina Marian Rivera at Jennylyn Mercado.

Nagkita at nagkasama sila sa pictorial ng Super Twins at mula noon, naging maganda na ang kanilang samahan. Hindi pa sila nagkakasama sa taping dahil magkahiwalay pa ang mga eksena nila, pero ngayon pa lang, they’re both looking forward na magkasama sila at lalo pang maging close.

Hindi nga raw akalain ni Marian na magkakalapit sila ng loob since dati-rati ay naintriga silang magkaribal sa puso ni Mark Herras.

Remember, siya ang niligawan ng young actor matapos itong makipag-break kay Jennylyn?

Kung tutuusin, wala naman talagang dapat maging problema ang dalawang young actress dahil break na sina Jen at Mark nang manligaw ang huli kay Marian. Pero hindi pa rin maiwasang intrigahin ang dalawa, kaya nagkaroon tuloy sila ng ilangan before.

Bale ba, gagampanan ni Marian sa Super Twins ang papel na ina ni Jen (at ni Nadine Samonte), kaya tiyak na aabangan ito ng kani-kanilang supporters.

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SPEAKING of Jennylyn, masaya ang young actress na nakakuha siya ng good reviews sa acting na ipinakita sa Super Noypi.

Lumabas sa isang broadsheet ang review ng isang film critic sa said film at pinupuri nito ang kahusayang ipinamalas ni Jen.

To quote the film critic in his article, “I would have to give my nods to Jennylyn and John Prats for adding more fire to their portrayals.

“Jennylyn seems to really throw herself into her characters and that augurs well to her acting future.”

Super-flattered si Jen, na naa-appreciate ang kanyang paghihirap. Ito ang nagpapawala ng kanyang mga pagod at lalong nakaka-inspire sa kanya na mas lalo pang pagbutihin ang ginagawa.