'The Healing' holds successful premiere night

Posted at 07/25/12 3:25 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of fans flocked to Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City Tuesday night for the premiere of Star Cinema’s suspense-horror movie “The Healing.”

The entire cast of “The Healing,” led by multi-awarded actress and Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos and young actress Kim Chiu, arrived together, wearing red outfits and flashing smiles to fans who attended the event.

Santos was escorted by her husband Senator Ralph Recto.

Before the movie was screened, Santos said she is truly proud of this movie because she and the rest of the cast really worked hard to make it beautiful.

“We’re all very excited and we would like to thank each and everyone of you for joining us in the premiere night of ‘The Healing.’ Pinamamalaki po naming lahat ito dahil pinagpaguran namin,” she said.

Santos said she is hoping moviegoers would enjoy the film and feel scared at the same time.

Among the celebrities who attended the premiere night were Piolo Pascual, Maja Salvador, Matteo Guidicelli and Robi Dominggo.

Chiu’s former boyfriend Gerald Anderson was also there as well as actor Xian Lim, who is currently being linked to her.

ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio was also spotted at Shangri-La Plaza for the premiere night.

Pascual said he was there to express his support for Santos, who played his mom in the movie “Dekada 70.”

“All her movies pinanood ko. I promised Mommy V I’d come. She’s one of my few moms na tinuturing kong pinakamalapit sa akin sa industry and it’s a privilege na nakasama ko siya, nakilala ko,” he said.

“The Healing” was graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board and it opens in theaters nationwide today, July 25.