“I was the first Valentina—in color,” said actress Celia Rodriguez.
The younger members of the press during Acer Philippines’ event at Salon de Ning seemed quite clueless. But there I was standing in awe of her.
Valentina. You gave me nightmares as a child. I swear.
Back in 1973, Celia played the role of Valentina, Babaing Ahas in Lipad, Darna, Lipad!, which starred Vilma Santos.
I almost didn’t make it to the Acer event due to my sore throat, but I had to be there because my son Markus is asking me to check out Acer for his graduation gift.
I had no idea, so imagine my thrill when I found myself in front of Celia Rodriguez and Cherie Gil at Salon de Ning. And both did not disappoint in how they looked.
Celia wore a drapy red top by Fanny Serrano. Her makeup was done by Leony Diaz. Blast from the past.
Cherie Gil, who also played Valentina in Darna! Ang Pagbabalik in 1994, wore a shimmery gold by Mark Bumgarner.
The two actresses star in Acer’s new ad campaign #PowerLook, which introduces new products from Acer’s new premium line. Among these: the newest and most powerful laptops, 2-in-1 tablets with removable keyboard, desktop computers, projectors, monitors, and mobility products—all of which combine powerful performance and good looks.
“These are very exciting times,” said Cherie Gil. “It’s amazing what technology can do.”
Rodriguez, who admits to being no techie, prefers to use a laptop where she can watch movies during lull moments at shootings or tapings.
The faces of Rodriguez and Gil can be seen in billboards all over Metro Manila and in a TVC showing how a #PowerLook can get you what you want. Watch this.
Acer Philippines said the two actresses were chosen because of “their ability to evoke a powerful image and personality through their attitude and look, which the new campaign and its products project well.”
The campaign highlights Acer Premium line’s pioneering technology and hopes to capture high end markets with its mid and high range products featuring first class engineering and sophisticated.
“In the Philippines, Acer is known for its low-mid options. But lifestyles are changing quickly. The tastes of the market are changing; people are looking to more elegant options that put a little more into their technology,” said Manuel Wong, managing director of Acer Philippines.
To know more about Acer’s new offerings, go to https://www.facebook.com/AcerPH.