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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Sep 10, 2016

Edu Manzano Can Relate With His Role In 'Someone To Watch Over Me' As The Dad Of A Young Man With Alzheimer's Disease

EDU MANZANO is very satisfied with his role in GMA-7’s new hit soap, “Someone to Watch Over Me”, which rated very high in its pilot week and got very positive feedback from viewers in social media. “It’s nice to be part of an inspirational drama series like this, which is about love, sacrifice, and the unconditional support of the family when someone gets sick with early onset Alzheimer’s disease,” he says. “Very positive ang mensahe nito about commitment for husbands, wives and the whole family.”

Being a loving dad to his three kids Luis, Adie and Enzo Manzano in real life, he can identify with his role as the father of Tom Rodriguez, who gets Alzheimer’s at a young age when he’s just starting his family with Lovi Poe. “I put myself in the shoes of my character and it’s quite a challenge kung paano mo tatanggapin na yung anak mo, unti-unting hindi ka na naaalala dahil sa sakit niya. Iisipin mo talaga kung paano mo siya matutulungan as his concerned and caring father. In real life, my late mom was afflicted with Alzheimer's in her last years and it was so sad seeing her not remembering any of us, her kids, anymore.”

In real life, though, he knows his limitations as a dad. He definitely does not interfere when it comes to the love life of his children. “Kasi, they’re entitled to their own privacy when it comes to that. Unless, of course, they’ll be the ones to come up to me to ask for my opinion or advice. But otherwise, I don’t even ask. Kamukha kay Luis, lagi akong tinatanong about his lovelife, about Angel (Locsin) and Jennylyn (Mercado) then and kay Jessy (Mendiola) now, pero wala naman akong maisasagot kasi as far as I’m concerned, yung lovelife ng anak ko, teritoryo niya yan, not mine.”

What can he say that all three ex-GFs of Luis have won as FHM Sexiest Woman? “Tatlo lang sila. E, ako, hindi nyo lang alam, anim na sa FHM Sexiest Women ang naging girlfriend ko. Hindi ko lang pinaaalam. Secret natin yan,” he cracks.