Friday, September 2, 2011

Buddhist Personality : Ernie Garcia

Ernie Garcia or Ernesto Garcia in real life, was born on August 12 in Caloocan City, Philippines. His father, Artemio Garcia, is a Caviteno but grew up in Masbate, and his mother, Marina Sta. Maria is from Bulacan, a pure Tagalog. He started schooling at San Sebastian College. He was a former University of Santo Tomas Architecture student. He is known as the Bold King of Philippine cinema due to his many daring scenes in movies that he starred in. Before becoming a movie actor, Ernie started his showbiz career on television in the ‘70s. At age 16, he was known as a singer rather than as a movie actor. His singing repertoire would range from popular ballads to upbeat numbers.

Ernie started his acting career when he substituted for Eddie Peregrina in the soap opera “Aliw ng Buhay” with Gina Alajar as his partner. This was the time when Eddie was at the height of his popularity as a singer. His singing engagements required him to leave his TV show, which became a break for Ernie who was at that time starting his TV career. The role in “Aliw ng Buhay” was offered to him. That was the start of Ernie’s exposure to TV drama. His appearance in the TV drama caught the attention of producers, which eventually paved the way for his entry in the movie industry

In 1982, he did the movie, “Virgin People,” a Celso Ad Castillo obra. Ernie could not forget the applause given by the audience when the movie was premiered at the Folk Arts Theater.

He took a break from acting in the ‘80s in order to shed his sexy image. He decided to resume his love for singing and performed in the United States and Japan. When he came back to the Philippines, he was glad to learn that movie fans as well as his friends in showbiz still remember him for his performances in movies. He was no longer the Ernie who appeared in sexy roles, but instead, he started doing roles in movies that would identify him as an “actor”, and not simply as a movie celebrity.

He eventually ventured on painting and entered the world of theater. Ernie did a lot of stage work like “Noli Me Tangere,” and “El Fili.” He did “Hamlet” for the late Rolando Tinio in which he garnered an Aliw Award for best actor on stage in 1988. He received the FAMAS best supporting actor the following year (1989) when he made the movie, “Bukas Sisikat Din Ang Araw” He also received the Best Supporting Actor for the same movie given by the Star Awards.

While he was busy acting on stage, Ernie discovered and harnessed his love for the visual arts. He started painting and experimented on the canvas and eventually explored other art mediums like tiles and fiberglass.

Today, from time to time, Ernie would accept offers from TV networks to appear in their telenovelas. He would also accept offers from the Indie film circuit, although he is quite selective on the roles he accepts. For him to accept a movie offer, he has to like the story and the role.

Ernie, a Roman Catholic converted to Buddhism end of last year.

Ernie was involved in an entertainment promotion business a few years ago. When the government banned the practice of bringing Filipino talents to Japan, business activity slowed down and he lost all his possessions. He lost millions and didn't know where to start again. He was devastated until a friend introduced Buddhism to him.


Anonymous said...

This Note to Yip Kum Fook(Lawyer)
Subtle Signs of Cheating to Watch Out For
Your relationship started as an affair. ...
They regularly accuse you of cheating. ...
They're taking out a lot of cash. ...
They've suddenly got new sex moves. ...
They're suddenly hyper-critical of you. ...
Your typical relationship issues seem to disappear.

A man who cheats on his wife is an "adulterer". A woman who cheats on her husband is an "adulteress". An adulterer commits adultery with his "mistress", or "lover", or "paramour" or "girlfriend".
Ms Yong, kepong

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Venerable PHRA PIYA DHAMMO is a retired police officer of the Singapore narcotics criminal investigation department, after he retired and he joined the monastic life at the Mahindarama Temple in Penang under Venerable Dr. Elgiriye Indarathana, the incumbent chief at the time

Later, he practiced Buddhist teachings, Dhamma, and temple rules by wearing white clothes for three years before being ordained a Buddhist monk and he lived with a chief monk for five years to study full subjects in Buddhism to follow the rules of Vinaya (culture, morality, meditation and others)

Therefore, my Master (Phra Piya Dhammo) said, he travelled to many places to practice the Dhamma and gain more experience in the areas of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Melaka

And he stopped at SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong for training under a good MASTER there, but so many Ghosts to be bothered as YIP KUM FOOK (lawyer), this YIP KUM FOOK is the president of SAMNAK SAMBODHI and YIP KUM THIS FOOK also called the police to arrest him, using that annoying gangster as well

Many things our Master told us about him traveling for Dhamma training, the worst place in SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE because YIP KUM FOOK (lawyer) did not respect the monks and other committee members


Anonymous said...

we are a Buddhist sangha community in Penang and we need to inform all Sangha in Malaysia and abroad because the last time our monks went to visit SAMNAK SAMBODHI, Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur and we monks were kicked out by the Temple president

we are a monk in Ven. Phra Piya Dhammo was a retired Singapore CID police officer, later he became a monk in Mahindarama, Penang. He practiced under Chief monks, Dr. Ven E Indaratana Maha Thero, Mahindarama Buddhist Temple, Penang, for five years, after which he travelled for Dhamma everywhere in Malaysia

Ven. Phra Piya Dhammo said, he was very happy and peaceful to stay temporarily in SAMNAK SAMBODHI as it was associated with the higher knowledge and education of the monks, our Bhante said all the monks were very moral and kind like brothers.

On one occasion, YIP KUM FOOK realized and got angry at our Bhante because this YIP KUM FOOK is the president of SAMNAK SAMBODHI and has the power to get rid of anyone in the Temple but our Bhante did not do anything wrong, also this president called the police, and his thugs to drive away(kick) we monk out of the Temple

we saved and protected our Buddhist sangha from danger and bullying from someone, you (Bhante), you are not alone, we come to help you


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Anonymous said...

The last time YIP KUM FOOK set fire to a Hindu temple in Taman Daya, Hindus kept quiet after he and his group and two policemen came to harass a Buddhist monk at the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE in Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, now the news is getting slower people are listening, and many people are not satisfied with what he did before

In Buddhist rule, anyone who disturbs and makes sangha broken, that people will fall into hell when they alive as like Devadatta, who tried to kill Buddha but was unsuccessful, YIP KUM FOOK this should care, now karma will be active anytime.

Everyone has to be careful and live from him because YIP KUM FOOK is a very dirty mind and he is a lawyer but doesn't know whether he is or not, he is a lawyer because he is in the furniture business, so(how) he can study law, the laws have to study for 6 years.

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Wat Thai Mon - Kulim Cai Bo Hin Kulim Temple