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LT thankful with Lito: ‘Yun ang gusto namin’

June 22, 2024 Leah C. Salterio 213 views
Lorna Tolentino (second from left) with Jamie Rivera (from left), Glenda Garcia and Glenda de la Cruz in Wacoal’s 35th anniversary.
Award winning actress Lorna Tolentino recently went to Cannes with Sylvia Sanchez to buy films to be shown here in Manila

ON a Thursday, veteran actress Lorna Tolentino was free from any taping schedule that was why she was able to accommodate gracing the 35th anniversary of Wacoal at the Okada Manila Grand Ballroom.

Lorna, who is regularly seen on ABS-CBN primetime series, ‘Batang Quiapo,’ has been a Wacoal icon for three years now.

“I also recorded a testimonial video for the Wacoal store at SM Megamall,” she said.

The multi-awarded actress cannot be thankful enough that the viewing public has patronized her partnership with actor-politician Lito Lapid, who has been paired with her in ‘Batang Quiapo.’

“Maraming salamat,” she said. “Talagang ‘yun naman ang gusto namin para mas panoorin ang Batang Quiapo. May sari-sariling plot ang mga characters.

“If it won’t work, the story will not be okay. They also follow the plot. Thankfully, kinagat naman ‘yung sa amin ngayon.”

Lorna also ventured into bringing in foreign films to the Philippines and she joined fellow actress Sylvia Sanchez in Cannes, France, where they got the films.

“We left last May 12 for Cannes and we stayed there until May 26,” she said. “We were able to buy films. I am just fixing our corporation and SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) papers, para kaming dalawa na talaga ni Sylvia ang mag-partners.

They were able to buy six animation films which will all be released locally. “One is Tooth Fairy, then Panda Bear in Africa. We have two Japanese films that are animation also.

“In Netflix, the strongest are the Japanese animation that are really good. We still have two that are being fixed for exhibition.”

The two weeks that Lorna and Sylvia were in Cannes, it was not just watching trailers for them. “Mahirap,” she said. “You have to gauge what are the films Filipino viewers will like. You really have to choose.

“Gusto namin Korean films, but they are now pre-selling, parang condominium. At ang mahal. Parang ka-level na nila ang Hollywood films. Parang mas come-on na for children ang nabili namin.

The kids will bring their parents.”

So far, Lorna’s outfit did ‘Monster,’ which is an art film, as well as ‘Silent Night,’ an action film by John Woo.

In the recent Wacoal event at Okada that marked a landmark celebration, “Wacoal: 35 Years of Celebrating Every Woman,” Lorna joined three other female artists who paraded onstage as part of the Wacoal fashion show.

She represented Armor, the essence of empowerment with Wacoal’s latest products, meticulously crafted to symbolize strength and confidence for women.

The collection featured the latest body shaper undergarments designed to embrace women of all shapes, helping them exude confidence effortlessly.

Like a radiant jadeite, Wacoal products stand as unwavering armor, embodying the resilience and fortitude of the women who wear them.

The commemorative event marked Wacoal’s 35 years of dedication to empowering women and encouraging them to embrace their individuality and uniqueness.

The event showcased Wacoal’s 2024 new product collections, featuring designs that celebrate women of all ages, shapes and colors.

To date, Wacoal has 68 department store counters all around the country and 14 stand-alone shops that will be offering discounts on all regular items in all stores for its 35th anniversary, starting Monday, June 24 and will go on for one week.

Actress Glenda Garcia, a breast cancer survivor, advocate and entrepreneur, embodies resilience and fortitude. Her triumphant journey from breast cancer diagnosis in 2013 to emerging cancer-free within a year, is a testament to hope and unwavering strength. She champions Healing.

Trailblazing entrepreneur in the beauty industry, Glenda de la Cruz, leads a diverse empire spanning beauty, food, beverage, real estate, construction and agriculture. She epitomizes resilience and visionary leadership in Her.

Experience Transformation as a testament to Wacoal’s unwavering commitment and celebrate the dynamic transformation journey of women with renowned inspirational diva Jamie Rivera.

Guest performer for the evening event was renowned powerhouse vocals Sheryn Regis, known for her stirring performance in the empowering event.