Patimpalak ng Ginoong Pilipinas-USA
Collado, Nanalo ng Walong Karangalan sa 2005 World Champtionship of Performing
ng producers at stars ng "Comedy Riot Sa Amerika"!
Mejia, Nag-Release ng bagong CD album!
Pinoy TV sa Los Angeles, Available na rin sa Comcast Cable Company!
Hot Babes, May Mga Gustong Ipakita at Patunayan sa Publiko!
Vicki Belo at a Hollywood charitable event
Torres Ibabalik Ang Naudlot na Showbiz Career!
the Making," "Behind The Scenes" and "Interviews" with Cabanatuan Survivors
will be included in the DVD release of the film THE GREAT RAID!
Huhusgahan sa kanyang solo concert sa Rio Casino & Hotel Suites sa Las
Pinoy TV sa L.A., Mayroon Na Pero Palpak?
Talaga'ng Puso Ang 'KAPAMILYA'!
Riot Sa Amerika," Riot Talaga!
Puso Ang Kapamilya?
Montalban, Bernardo Bernardo, Leandro at Carlo Muñoz, Ms. Lucita Soriano,
at ang dating artistang si Vilma Valera, sa Gawad Parangal 2005 sa Sacramento,
ng S.O.P. at A.S.A.P. sa Los Angeles, Hindi Na Matutuloy! Eat Bulaga hindi
Navarro vs. Jukebox Queens Concert Producer
FOOTLOOSE: young hot TV stars in their theatre debuts
Caravan: ASAP '05 at The Buzz sa Amerika, Bogus Lang Ba?
Pa Rin Ang Nagwagi!
On Fire' - the L.A. Version!
Day' ni Dra. Vicki Belo sa L.A.!
Gutierrez sa Premiere ng "Kung Fu Hustle"
May Hinaing sa Ichiban!
ni Rustom Padilla, Hindi Na Siya Ang May-Ari!
Crawford at EXORCIST Prequel premiere
Cuneta vs. Sarah Geronimo sa Hunyo 11 sa L.A.!
Salonga, Ambisyosa sa Kanya'ng Unang Concert Tour!
at ABS-CBN malapit nang magtapat sa Estados Unidos!
binastos ako sa dressing room ng SOP!
ni Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, star-studded!
Bautista, Naungusan Na ang Ibang Champions!
Singer Lalaine Scores Warner Bros. Record Deal!
Great Raid' Moved (Again) to December 2, 2005!
Thoughts from Ruffa
rocks Hollywood Palladium
16th Annual Reflections Awards in L.A.
An Exclusive Interview with Jim Brickman
Jaya, Basil, at Carol "Trick or Treat" Concert sa Los Angeles!
Launch Tournament @ Exclusive Mansion in Beverly Hills
Annual Filipino-American Library Benefit Gala
of the Champions in SFO with Erik Santos
are they now?
Gives Birth to Venicia Loran Bektas
Fan Questioning Yilmaz!
the Jubilee Theater: Sometimes 'Originals' Are Not the Best
Ballad Hitmakers Still Radiate!
RUSBLOOM Shop Unveiled in Panorama City
Lorin Turns One!
V Hits Shrine to the Hilt!
of Two" Nora-Kuh concert at Hollywood Palladium!
Buzz in L.A.
and Songwriter": First Sold-Out 2004 U.S. Concert Sizzles!
Crawford Excluded at "The Exorcist IV: The Beginning"; New Album Soon to
be Released in Europe
the Dance Diva - Jocelyn Enriquez
L.A. Concert of 2004 - an Intimate Night with Phenomenal Piolo
and Pops' 2003 U.S. Concert Tour kicks off in Los Angeles with a big bang!
USA's second tour offering, the unbeatable "Martin-Pops" tandem!
Alajar and Charles R. Uy Receive Recognition at 2nd Cinema Indio Festival
Ruffa with Love
Sad Thing Happened On My Way Out from the FPAC!
leaves Los Angeles for a home in Turkey!
"Bong" Revilla honored by Motion Picture Association
Concerts and what's new with TF?
L.A. birthday celebration!
and Lani with Basil, deja vu?
A Baby Shower for Ruffa!
open letter from Ruffa's husband: Yilmaz Bektas
with Ruffa Gutierrez: the wedding invitation
Ann, Robin, and Rustom show at Orpheum Theater a big success!
Close-Up Look: Conversations with Judy Ann Santos
Enriquez releases new album, "All My Life"
Morales in town
Ann Santos to storm L.A.!
By Oliver Carnay
An open letter from Ruffa's
husband: Yilmaz Bektas
Ruffa Gutierrez' life and career has been
so much colorful, as
well as controversial. The actress is currently
enjoying her serene life in Los Angeles (carefully planning her motherhood)
when some unscrupulous writers from the Philippines dug up an issue, about
Yilmaz' having a child before his marriage to Ruffa, and the Turkish government's
case against his father's failure to declare a surmountable wealth.
A visit at Ruffa's Beverly Hills house last
night (05-01-03), by the invitation of the just arrived Tita Annabelle and
Tito Eddie Gutierrez, led me, by chance, to this unexpected task of relaying
the following faxed statement from Yilmaz Bektas. By the way, Yilmaz will
be heading to Los Angeles come second week of May to be with Ruffa, and to
find a house where they will call home.
Here is the (unedited) public announcement
from Yilmaz Bektas:
I am in the position of making this public
announcement and give the following explanation about untrue speculative
news merged in the Philippine Media about my family. First of all, even if
the news appeared in this respect were true, I hereby reproach all the news
made for only the rating purposes that hurt the human honor, not conforming
to the newsman ethics, and made up without involving any research. I also
hereby ensure everybody that we will not hesitate to use our legal rights
in this respect through our legal councilors to the utmost extend.
Every child wishes his/her father to be
the king of the country of happiness, but reality is not comprised of the
wishes alone. The circumstances & fate in addition to his will specify
the quality of the individual. As a father has no chance making his choice
of his child, a child also has no chance making the choice of his father.
A person, entity, institution or even God Himself cannot judge the child
for the father's decisions in life.
Regardless of what my father does for a
living, even if I would approve of his profession or not, I still feel great
honor that he is my own true blood. Every individual is responsible for himself
& has the opportunity in making the right choices in life. You may fall
down lower than the animals or be glorified over the angels
the definitive exclusiveness, character and risk of any human being. These
expressions are the ones that I would like to spell out personally.
With the reference to the news that came
out in a Turkish Daily newspaper published in Turkey that was featured in
the Philippine news this week, I would like to clarify the following in my
own name & in behalf of my family:
I was married on 25.03.2003
for the first and last time to Sharmaine Ruffa Gutierrez. There was nothing
solemnized in marriage with anybody else before such date. Therefore under
the Turkish Civil Code, I have the right to solemnize a marriage for which
I am fit in all respects. I had a daughter in 1999 from my ex fiancée,
Selen, having duly registered the child in my census log under my family
name. We have mutually terminated this relationship in a peaceful settlement
as two modern individuals. Since we have a child, we have been maintaining
our relations at an appreciable level.
About the rumors that broke out about my
father, Muhittin Bektas, his bank accounts with high deposits have been frozen
due to alleged failure in making them declared. The trial has continued for
about 2 years now. Since it was a big amount that was failed to declare,
the press wrote speculative news predicting that such amount of moneys might
have been earned from unfair deals such as gold, diamond, arms, drugs, and
At the end of the litigation, the action
was extinguished in favor of my father. However, due to political reasons,
in 1998 the action was re-enacted. The case is presently being heard and
has not been concluded yet. Our legal councilors will describe all details
related to these affairs thereafter.
What I would like to say in addition to
the above as a Nationalist
a young, successful entrepreneur, I want
to reconsider matters related in investing with other entrepreneurs who are
supporting me in the Philippines. I am not a showbiz personality but rather
a businessman who aims on planning to employ thousands of people with my
investments. I am not intending to be a part of dishonors maintained for
the sake of ratings in the press. It actually hurts me to mention the name
of my country under these columns as a nationalistic person.
Last, and certainly not the least, I am
kindly requesting the Philippine people and media to bless my marriage with
Ruffa which integrated two different cultures having destroyed all the taboos
despite coming from two distinctive cultures, countries and religious
backgrounds. Please pray that we may have a happy life, and a healthy baby.
I hereby without any beneficial concern and with all my sincerity stress
in saying that I love very much the people of the Philippines who are still
able to smile in spite of it all.
Yours very sincerely,
(E-mail comments at
OLIVER CARNAY regularly writes for BALITA
MEDIA, INC. ("Balita USA", "Weekend Balita" and "Go4Women Magazine", available
online at http://www.balita.com/ and
PEOPLE'S JOURNAL (circulated in northern and southern part of California),
Philippine and other Asian Headline newspaper circulated in
Sacramento, San Francisco and its vicinities) also published in northern
and southern parts of California. In San Diego, he writes for FAME
Magazine and PHILIPPINES TODAY. In New York, he writes for PLANET
PHILIPPINES, with an online version at
He is a also contributor for BUZZINE Magazine
(www.buzzine.com), AUDREY Magazine
occasional correspondent for
www.siklab.com, PARA TODOS Magazine,
and other L.A. based publications. He is the Los Angeles correspondent of
Global Pinoy Entertainment Corporation (GPEC) which publishes S Magazine
(circulated in Manila, all over the United States and other parts of the
world) and PINOY GAZETTE (published in Hong Kong, Japan, and its
vicinities). He is an active member of the National Press Photography
Association (N.P.P.A.), Press Photography Association of Greater Los
www.ppagla.org for member listings),
and is under the directory list of the Motion Picture Association of
America (M.P.A.A.) covering movie Premieres and other Hollywood events.
More recent news and Photo Galleries of Hollywood and local Fil-Am events
recently covered can be seen at his new web site
Besides being busy maintaining his web site and writing for domestic and
international publications, Oliver Carnay manages Talents, is also a Publicist
and an event organizer. Email him at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at