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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

GABBY CONCEPCION- JANICE DE BELEN LOVE TEAM



Puppy Love (1982)- Stars Gabby Concepcion, Janice de Belen, Ricky Belmonte, Rosemarie Sonora, Ramil Rodriguez, Shirley Moreno/ Directed by William Pascual

The date: 1983

He is 19. She is 14. The five-year age gap doesn’t stop them from falling in love. He is her first love. She is his second love, “deeper than the first,” he admits. They are in love and they are not ashamed to show it to the whole world. Some people say she is too young to be romantically involved but Janice de Belen is not affected at all by the criticisms. “He’s nice and I am happy when we are together,” she says of boyfriend Gabby Concepcion.


Their romance blossomed on the set of their first movie together. Puppy Love shot at the time when Gabby had just broken up with Sharon Cuneta. It was Janice’s first movie as a young adult and it made good at the box-office, hereby establishing Gabby and Janice as the new young love-team to reckon with.



I'll Wait For You (If It Takes Forever)/1983- Stars Gabby Concepcion, Janice de Belen, Liza Lorena, Alicia Alonzo, Bibeth Orteza, Ramil Rodriguez, Romeo Rivera/ Directed by Elwood Perez

Gabby and Janice were paired for the second time in I Will Wait For You (If It Takes Forever), under GC Films, an outfit owned by Gabby’s family. The movie was filmed in the splendid scenic spots of San Francisco, USA, under the direction of Elwood Perez. In the story, Gabby plays a 19-year old businessman who goes to the States to mend a broken heart when the grandfather of his 16-year old Chinese girlfriend objected to the relationship. Abroad, Gabby meets 14-year old Janice who, Gabby later finds out, is his girlfriend’s younger sister.


Gabby and Janice appeared in two other movies, Always in my Heart (1983) and Aking Prince Charming (1983). It was a short lived romance and the two eventually broke up. Gabby renewed ties with Sharon and were married in September 1984.



Left- Always in my Heart (1983)- Stars Dolphy, Nida Blanca, Gabby Concepcion and Janice de Belen/ with Panchito, Edgar Quizon, Dexter Doria, Ben Johnson and Zeny Zabala/ Directed by Ben Feleo

Right- Aking Prince Charming (1983)- Stars Gabby Concepcion, Janice de Belen, Chichay, Bella Flores, Rez Cortes, Dencio Padilla, Bibeth Orteza, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia/ Directed by Anthony Taylor


The two later appeared as young adult in Rosenda (1989), Abandonada (1989) and Kailan Ka Magiging Akin (1991).



Left- Abandonada (1989)- Stars Gabby Concepcion, Janice de Belen, Joey Marquez, Fe delos Reyes, Melissa Mendez and Alma Moreno / Directed by Peque Gallaga and Lorenzo Reyes

Right- Kailan Ka Magiging Akin (1991)- Stars Gabby Concepcion, Eddie Gutierrez, Charo Santos, Vivian Velez, Gina Alajar, Julio Diaz, Carmina Villarroel, Cherry Pie Picache and Janice de Belen/ Directed by Chito S. Rono

6 comments:

Andrew Leavold said...

Hi Simon,

Hello and magandang hapon!

I've found a listing for an earlier pairing of Elwood Perez, Gabby and Janice for Gabby's GC Films Inc. Is it possible there's one earlier than I'll Wait For You?

1982 – Miracle Of Love (GC)
[release date 10th July 1982]
Director Elwood Perez, Producer Rollie Concepcion
Cast Gabby Concepcion, Janice de Belen, Roxanne Abad Santos

I'm not sure if you've seen my newer blog, but my research on Pinoy films for the export market is on www.bamboogodsandbionicboys.blogspot.com

I'd love to hear your feedback!

Warmest regards, Andrew

Video 48 said...

Mabuhay, Andrew! I'm not aware of any Gabby-Elwood pairing before "I'll Wait For You" except for "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" under Regal Films and "Miracle of Love"- the first movie venture of GC Films.

Anonymous said...

i would rather than you feature janice in relation to "flordeluna", the career-making and trend-setting soap that's undoubtedly the milestone of her showbiz career. long after the gabby-janice movies have been relegated to the dustbin of history, "flordeluna" the series would be fondly remembered in the hearts of the viewing public.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi,
Where can I get the movie of Janice and Gabby, I'll Wait for you if it takes forever. Or where can I download the movie?
Thank,
Lucky

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