By: Throy Catan
RAYMOND Francisco won a Best Actor award yesterday, February 18, at the 34th Star Awards for Movies held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila.
Raymond was recognized for his performance in the movie, Bhoy Instik, directed by Joel Lamangan. He played a role as a rebellious gay man who lives in the cemetery. To prepare for this movie, Raymond went to the cemetery, talk to the people who lived there, and learned their movements and the way they talk. Because of this, he took the Best Actor award at the Sinag Maynila last year.
Also nominated in the same category were Ding Dong Dantes (Seven Sundays), Jojit Lorenzo (Changing Partners), Joshua Garcia (Love You to the Stars and Back), Aga Muhlach (Seven Sundays), Robin Padilla (Unexpectedly Yours), Piolo Pascual (Last Night), Derek Ramsay (All of You), Jericho Rosales (Siargao), and Vic Sotto (Meant to Beh).
Raymond Francisco was part of Kapamilya show Princess and I, which is top-billed by Kathryn Bernardo, Enrique Gil, and Daniel Padilla. He’s also one of the brainchild of Frontrow Enterprise Philippines, Inc. together with his business partner, Samuel Verzosa. Frontrow is a direct selling company in the health, beauty, and wellness industry in the Philippines.