ER Ejercito did not want his donation returned

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 Intriga pa rin ang pelikula ni ER Ejercito sa Golden Screen Awards.

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MANILA, Philippines - Despite his non-inclusion among the best actor nominees at this year's Golden Screen Awards (GSA), governor-actor ER Ejercito doesn't see the need for its organizing body to return the P100,000 he had donated for sponsorship.
"Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story" publicist Jobert Sucaldito has cried foul over the film's lead star Ejercito's nomination snub, daring the Entertainment Press Society, Inc. (EnPress) to return the Laguna governor's donation.
In an interview with "Paparazzi Showbiz Exposed" on Mar. 17, Ejercito said, "Hindi ko naman pinapabalik eh… donation ko 'yon. Lahat naman halos ng award-giving bodies eh kapag humingi ng sponsorship sa'kin, binibigyan ko, galing sa puso 'yon. Hindi ko naman kailangan ipabalik pa."
However, the EnPress has apparently heeded Sucaldito's call. In a recent statement, the organization said, "In good faith, the EnPress is returning the one hundred thousand pesos sponsorship given by Laguna Governor ER Ejercito for the Golden Screen TV Awards last November (for which the society has fully compensated by media mileage given to the Governor and his... movie)."
Ejercito, more famously known in showbizlandia as Jorge Estregan, Jr., expressed his bewilderment over not being nominated at least, noting that in almost all other award-giving bodies, he got a best actor nod. Indeed, he was nominated in the said category at the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival, as well as the PMPC Star Awards for Movies, for which he snagged the trophy together with Aga Muhlach.
Ejercito was likewise bestowed the Gawad Tanglaw sa Sining ng Pelikula award in ceremonies last week.

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