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Happy Birthday Kanakan!

from left: Alex De Rossi, mommy Leonie Solito, Kanakan Balintagos and Chanel Latorre. Photo taken at Solito residence, Sampaloc, Manila last March 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

from left: Alex De Rossi, mommy Leonie Solito, Kanakan Balintagos and Chanel Latorre. Photo taken at Solito residence, Sampaloc, Manila last March 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

Written and photographed
By Jude Bautista

Most people know him as award winning director Auraeus Solito, but he prefers to be addressed as Kanakan Balintagos which, is his tribal name. It means ‘Seeker of Truth’ in the Palawanon dialect. Last night he hosted a get together of cast mates and friends in their home in Sampaloc, Manila to celebrate his birthday. Assunta and Alessandra De Rossi (BUSONG & BAYBAYIN), twins Nathan and Gammy Lopez (ANG PAGDADALAGA NI MAXIMO OLIVEROS), Sue Prado (BUSONG), Chanel Latorre, (BUSONG) Mon Confiado and (BUSONG) Don Gordon Bell were among those who attended.

from left: Sue Prado, Assunta Ledesma, Alex De Rossi and Mon Confiado. Photo taken at Solito residence, Sampaloc,  Manila last March 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

from left: Sue Prado, Assunta Ledesma, Alex De Rossi and Mon Confiado. Photo taken at Solito residence, Sampaloc, Manila last March 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

80’s music was mixed in with 70’s swing. That was when Kanakan grabbed Alex to dance. Not to be out done Assunta also danced with him. Kanakan got carried away as he dipped Assunta which resulted in her crashing to the coffee table beside them.

Kanakan Balintagos dances with Alex De Rossi (Busong, Baybayin). Photo taken at Solito residence, Sampaloc,  Manila last March 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

Kanakan Balintagos dances with Alex De Rossi (Busong, Baybayin). Photo taken at Solito residence, Sampaloc, Manila last March 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

Kanakan Balintagos dances with the sexy Assunta De Rossi. Photo taken at Solito residence, Sampaloc,  Manila last March 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

Kanakan Balintagos dances with the sexy Assunta De Rossi. Photo taken at Solito residence, Sampaloc, Manila last March 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

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Kanakan Balintagos dips the sexy Assunta De Rossi…

Kanakan Balintagos dips the sexy Assunta De Rossi…

… and then crashes on the coffee table. (Sam was not hurt, direk’s rep as a dancer was hurt more) Photo taken at Solito residence last March 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

… and then crashes on the coffee table. (Sam was not hurt, direk’s rep as a dancer was hurt more) Photo taken at Solito residence last March 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

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from left: Kanakan Balintagos, Mon Confiado and Hai Balbuena. Photo taken at Solito residence, Sampaloc,  Manila last March 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

from left: Kanakan Balintagos, Mon Confiado and Hai Balbuena. Photo taken at Solito residence, Sampaloc, Manila last March 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

Chanel Latorre rubs Brandon’s tummy…

Chanel Latorre rubs Brandon’s tummy…

Everyone was amazed with Kanakan’s collection of rare fresh water fishes. His trophy room of international and local awards also had walls plastered with posters of his theater days. But it was Brandon, his 5-year-old Golden retriever who stole guests’ hearts.

Don Gordon Bell also begs Chanel Latorre for tummy rub (without success). Photo taken at Solito residence, Sampaloc,  Manila last March 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

Don Gordon Bell also begs Chanel Latorre for tummy rub (without success). Photo taken at Solito residence, Sampaloc, Manila last March 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

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Actors and friends from Kanakan Balintagos’s films: PISAY, BUSONG and BAYBAYIN :

Actors and friends from Kanakan Balintagos’s films-PISAY, ANG PAGDADALAGA NI MAXIMO OLIVEROS BUSONG and BAYBAYIN: standing from left: Sherman Tenorio of UP TROPA, Aeious Asin Lead Actor in “BOY”, Erwin Navarro- PISAY cast/co producer, Don Gordon Bell- actor, photographer BUSONG, Chanel Latorre, Leonie Solito, Sue Prado (BAYBAYIN), Nathan & Gammy Lopez (PAGDADALAGA NI MAXIMO OLIVEROS), Rommel Panal (Script Supervisor), Belle & Louie Lopez. Seated on sofa from left: E Heads Mngr Day Cabuhat, line producer Ngoc Hai, Claudine Najera, Assunta Ledesma (BAYBAYIN) celebrant Kanakan Balintagos, Alex De Rossi (BUSONG, BAYBAYIN), filmmaker Ato Bautista and Mon Confiado (BUSONG, BAYBAYIN). Seated foreground from left: Dulce Fortunado, writer photographer Jude Bautista, filmmaker Lawrence Fajardo (AMOK, POSAS) abd actor Ross Kempis. Photo taken at Solito residence, Sampaloc, Manila last March 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

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