Pareño makes dramatic dash from ladies room

MANILA, Philippines—Actress Gina Pareño made a dramatic entrance at the 3rd Asian Film Awards—the region’s answer to the Oscars—held on Monday night at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.

According to two members of the Philippine delegation, when Pareño’s name was called as Best Supporting Actress winner for her work in “Serbis,” she was nowhere to be found.

“Serbis” director Dante Mendoza, a nominee for Best Director, went up the stage to accept Pareño’s trophy, scriptwriter Senedy Que recalled in an e-mail to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. As Dante began to speak, Que wrote, Gina was suddenly sighted running toward the stage. [Read Full Story]

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