HINDI talaga nakalilimot ang mag-inang Mother Lily at Roselle Monteverde sa entertainment press dahil sa nakaraang Christmas party, na Bohemian Rhapsody ang theme nila para sa staff and crew ng Regal Films plus celebrity friends, ay nag-imbita rin sila ng taga-media bilang pasasalamat din sa mga tumulong sa kanila sa loob ng isang taon.
Enjoy ang lahat sa pa-bingo games, na umabot sa tatlong ikot, plus pa-raffle pa na ikinaaliw ng press, dahil ‘very Mother’ daw ang prizes. At higit sa lahat, yugyugan to the max ang lahat sa magagandang tugtugin na sumikat noong 80’s.
Ang prim and proper na si Ms Roselle ay nawala pagdating sa dance floor, kasabay din ni Mother Lily.
Namataan namin ang mga kaibigan nina Mother at Roselle na sina Ms Susan Roces, ang pamilya Gutierrez na sina Eddie Gutierrez, Annabelle Rama, Ruffa Gutierrez kasama ang mga anak na sina Lorin at Venice Bektas, Devon Seron, Kiko Estrada, Jerome Ponce, Jane Oneiza, Janella Salvador, at Jameson Blake.
Si John Nite ang nagsilbing host at singer nu’ng gabi, at may guest band din.
Nakisaya rin ang mga direktor na nakagawa na rin ng pelikula sa Regal, tulad nina Dondon Santos, Jason Paul Laxamana, Perci M. Intalan, at Jose Javier Reyes.
Hindi namin nakita ang mga bida ng One Great Love na entry ng Regal Films ngayong 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival na sina Dennis Trillo, JC de Vera, at Kim Chiu.
Bago sinimulan ang party ay nagbigay ng kanyang saloobin ang Regal Matriarch.
“In the so many decades that Regal Films has provided joy and entertainment to the Filipino audience, we have always considered ourselves as part of each and every family.
“It was and will always be a great honor to be lovingly called a ‘mother’ because that is the way I would like industry colleagues to see me: no, I am not just a boss giving instructions, signing checks or occasionally berating my subordinates for tasks that needed correction. I am a ‘mother’ because we all care and take care of each other.
“There will always be good times as there will be bad-but the love we have for our work and our peers can only come with mutual trust.
“In this season of sharing and reminding ourselves of the importance of gratitude, let us re-examine ourselves as part of one big family of film artists, technicians-or simply lovers of cinema. Let us be grateful for our blessings-and not give emphasis for things that we do not have or still desire. Instead, focus on what has been given to us not in terms of material possessions but the friendship and love we share with one another.
“No one is poor that way. No one is alone. I have always said that Regal Entertainment’s secret formula for decades of success and sustenance is the personal relationship shared by its workers-going over and beyond the importance of professional expertise.
“Nowadays, times are so confusing. The world is so angry. People are so divided. But as long as we are together and hold onto each other working hard for better years to come, the Regal family will move on and flourish. That is why I am so proud to be a Mother. There is no greater joy than to see my children grow up and make the world a far better place.
“A peaceful and love-filled Christmas to all.
Samantala, maraming pelikulang naka-line up ang Regal Films sa 2019 at dapat na abangan.