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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.

Feb 24, 2011

Bibeth Orteza on how husband Carlito Siguion Reyna coped with recent lost of his dad

BIBETH ORTEZA is glad the show she directs for Q11, “Full Time Moms” with Christine Jacob-Sandejas and Suzi Entrata-Abrera, is one of the two shows retained (the other one is “Tweetbiz”) now the station has been reformatted as GMA News TV starting Monday, February 28. The best talk-variety show about moms and for moms from all walks of life, it’s shown weekdays at 5 PM. They made a new opening intro with the hosts having fun with moms of different professions: a doctor, a cook, a security guard among others, as they do their duties in and out of the home.

“I’m blessed to have Christine and Suzi who are truly good wives and moms, and also good hosts,” says Bibeth, who now lives alone in their Forbes Park home since hubby Carlitos Siguion Reyna is teaching in Singapore and their two kids are both in college in the U.S. Recently, her father-in-law and husband of Tita Midz, passed away and Carlitos came home.

“When he returned to Singapore, I can’t contact him for three days. Patay ang celfone, di sumasagot sa email, so I got worried and called up their university’s office. Sabi, di raw nila nakikita. Pag di pa raw nagpakita ng 1 PM, pupuntahan nila where he lives. I called up at 10 AM, so from that time up to 1 PM, I was a nervous wreck. When they called, nandun daw siya, but he’s grieving badly. When he finalled skyped, I saw he’s unshaven at yung damit na suot niya when he left, hindi nagpapalit. Di rin kumakain. Right there and then, I left everything and flew to Singapore. The days that followed, para kaming Juday at Ryan. Carlitos is not the sweet touching type, but during that time, first time in 22 years naming naglalakad kaming magka-holding hands. Nasa escalator kami, ni-lips to lips ako. It’s his way of coping with the loss of his dad.”