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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.

Mar 10, 2011

Wendell Ramos signed up with TV5

WENDELL RAMOS formally signed up with TV5 last Tuesday. His first show is “Happier Together”, a new version of the show left by John Estrada. He’ll be with Joey Marquez. He’ll also be taping for “Babaeng Hampaslupa”, playing a hired killer who’s the new love interest of Alice Dixson. So why did he leave GMA-7? “I don’t really have a contract with GMA but I’ve been loyal to them for the past 15 years,” he says. “My new manager, Perry Lansigan, told me that TV5 wants me and we told GMA about it. GMA said they can’t match the offer of TV5 so nagpaalam ako ng maayos sa kanila. Ms. Wilma Galvante even told me ‘Good luck’. Sa TV5, I have a guaranteed contract. Aside from ‘Babaeng Hampaslupa’, isasali rin ako later sa ‘Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak’. But I’ll never forget GMA as marami rin akong ginawang soaps sa kanila both sa afternoon and primetime. Pinag-aralan ko munang mabuti before I left and I felt it’s time to explore other venues. I’m thankful that sina Dingdong Dantes welcomed me warmly when I joined them kay Perry and now, I can also feel the warm welcome ng TV5 when I taped for them an episode of ‘Untold Stories from Face to Face’ where I’m a prisoner na nang lumaya, nalamang nagkaanak sa iba ang asawa ko, si Ana Roces.”

It was so sad for him to leave ‘Bubble Gang’. “Di biro yung 15 years na pinagsamahan namin. But nang magpaalam ako kina Ogie and Michael V, they said they’re happy for me at di ko dapat pagsisihan ang decision ko. I’m now also doing a new movie for Star Cinema, ‘Kasalan, Kalasan’. Eugene Domingo plays my wife who suspects I’m gay. Kasama rin namin sina Toni Gonzaga and Zanjoe Marudo.”