GOSSIP GIRL: September stars

Published September 23, 2020, 2:56 PM

by Giselle Sanchez

Here are some notable stars that are celebrating their birthdays this September :

Jim Caviezel
Jim Caviezel played Jesus Christ in the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” The scourging and crucifixion scenes were so exhausting that Jim lost 45 pounds, was struck by lightning, had his shoulder dislocated, suffered from pneumonia and hypothermia from hanging naked on the cross in the cold for several hours and was accidentally scourged with a whip twice leaving a 14–inch scar. After filming the movie, the actor had to undergo two open heart surgeries because his body was so stressed and exhausted with the five weeks of filming the crucifixion scene alone. The whole movie was filmed in two months. He was warned by everyone not to take the role of Jesus as it would ruin his career. This September, Jim is now 51 and is one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood. The “Passion of the Christ” produced by Mel Gibson grossed $611 million worldwide.

Secretary Salvador Panelo
The most-fashion forward Cabinet Secretary of the Philippines, chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo has earned his right to be a star in the public service arena not only because he is the only male fashionista in the Duterte Cabinet but also because of his quotable quotes like “lawyers don’t lie…only clients do.” But the best quote I got in my interview with the fearless lawyer is, “I became a communist early in my life because Jesus Christ is my idol. He was the first communist.”
The forward thinker even told me about receiving enlightenment in a community in Pila, Laguna called Bromoki (Brotherhood of Mother’s kids) founded by the revered Maria Victoria Vera Piedad they all called “Mother”. “ I was to salt the earth just like Jesus said we should do. And my name does mean salt in Spanish – Sal,” Sec. Panelo tells Gossip Girl . But I personally think he did “Mother’s” advice, Secretary Panelo strives to live a life that is as pure as possible(just like salt) so that he can maximize his ability to “flavor” or bless others through his good works.

Ice Seguerra
Formerly known Aiza Seguerra, many of us fondly remember her dancing and making funny faces in the noontime show “Eat Bulaga” where Seguerra won Little Miss Philippines. Today, Ice Seguerra is happily married to actress Liza Dino who is also chairperson of Film Development Council of the Philippines. One of the most beautiful songs Ice has ever written is a song the singer – songwriter dedicated to God. I placed the lyrics of the song here so that you can be blessed with the words as well…

I See you Lord

I’m so blessed my Lord
I can see you
In all the lovely things
So fine and true
I see you in the beauty
Of the flowers and the rain
I see you between the lines
Of a sweet refrain
I’m so blessed my Lord …..