Alden Richards invades Zamboanga City PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 December 2015 15:38


Zamboanga City is indeed the Capital Entertainment Hub of Western Mindanao. No pun intended to other cities and places but our city can host big time events in this region. With tight security up now, complete facilities, new hotels, and big shopping malls to boot, the city continues to improve and lead.

On December 22, 2015 Zamboanga City will hold the biggest concert at the Vitaliano Agan Coliseum in Tetuan. The place has a huge capacity of 20,000 to welcome the fans of today’s Philippines hottest actor Alden Richards and other stars. They will perform for a charitable cause dubbed as “Handog Pamasko.”

Hear Alden sing live his hit song, “Wish I May,” and his version of "God Gave Me You" by Bryan White. The proceeds of the show will go to Christian Family Movement.

The concert is organized by Phoenix Creative Production and Events president Rys Villavieja and producer Maria Jasmin Engracia. It is the same outfit that organized the local search of Mutya ng Pilipinas and Zamboanga Hermosa Festival Queen among others.

I am no great fan of Alden. I thought he is just one of the many local ham (only good looks and great body, no talent) actors. But I found out that he could be an inspiration to the youth of today. One can be successful if you put into good use your talents, be pleasant, rise from defeats and challenges, and be a dutiful son like Alden.

Four years already in the entertainment industry, the tall 5’11” Alden became famous due to his phenomenal AlDub love team with smash Youtube Dub Queen Maine Mendoza. Their simple Prince and ordinary fan love story in Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye is now a worldwide hit.

Richard Reyes Faulkerson Jr. in real life, the 23-year old actor, TV host, model, singer, and product endroser is also known as Tisoy, the Pambansang Dimples and the Pambansang Bae (which stands for Before Anyone Else). 

A GMA contract star, he has a string of TV shows and movies. It is not true that he is just singing now. His debut album, Alden Richards (EP), under Universal Record was released in May 2013. His song, "Haplos," was used as soundtracks on his primetime show Mundo Mo'y Akin. Meanwhile "Di Na Mababawi" and "Sa Aking Tabi" were used as theme songs for the Filipino-dubbed version koreanovela My Daughter, Seoyoung and morning drama With a Smile.

He was nominated in the "Best Performance by a New Recording Artist" category in the 27th Awit Awards. And on the 6th Star Awards for Music, he was nominated for "New Male Recording Artist for the Year" and for "Album Cover Design and Concept of the Year” for his self-titled album.

Alden is the second child of Richard Peralta Faulkerson Sr. an American, and Rosario Reyes, a native of Pampanga, who passed away. He grew up in Santa Rosa City, Laguna. He was a Business Administration student of De La Salle Canlubang in Biñan City, Laguna before he pursued a full time his showbiz career.

To help support his family financially after his mother died, he joined male beauty pageants to fulfill his mother’s wish to be an actor because she believes he has the looks and talents. He won Ginoong Sta Rosa 2009 and Ginoong Laguna 2010. But failed to pass in reality shows StarStruck and Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash of 2010.

He took the name Alden Richards when he signed his contract with GMA Entertainment in 2010. He is praised by entertainment writers for his friendliness and his remarkable performances, predicting that one day he will be the next big star of GMA Network.

Alden won the 1st Filipino Amazing Male Newcomer in the first Yahoo! OMG! Philippines Awards and as Best New Actor in the Golden Screen Awards in 2011. With a great body, Alden has modeled for clothing lines Folded and Hung (F&H) and posed sexy in the CosmoMen Centerfold.

I also read that Alden became an ambassador for Habitat for Humanity Philippines to help Filipinos acquire decent homes. Last January 2, 2015, Alden celebrated his birthday by building homes alongside with other volunteers and families involved in this non-profit organization in Payatas, Quezon City. He is also actively involved in GMA Network fund raising for disasters. This year, Alden is Boardwalk's ambassador for Young Emerging Sociopreneurs (YES) that encourages students to earn money while still in school.

This is good news to ladies out there. Alden said he has been single since entering showbiz 2011 that is if his relationship with Mendoza is for showbiz only. Ask him on December 22 that is if he has not courted Yaya yet.

For tickets, call or text Lily - 09177224174, Ju-Ed - 09069540621, and Jann – 09279480968.





by Dante Corteza



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