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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 25, 2011

Backroom talents all busy for Christmas Season

AI AI DE LAS ALAS remains to be one of the busiest talents of Backroom. She’s now in two regular TV shows: “Pilipinas Got Talent” and “Binondo Girl” and is also shooting her filmfest entry with Vic Sotto, “Enteng ng Ina Mo”. She’s also busy with her endorsements of Maggi Magic Sarap, Smart, Mang Inasal, Gal’s Bakery, Pharex Naproxen Sodium, and Flawless. “Dapat lang kumayod ng husto at malapit ng Pasko,” she says. Yes, Christmas is in the air for all Backroom talents. Bianca Gonzales hosts “Elive”, “TFC Connect”, “Cinema News”, “CGE-TV” and soon, the new season of “PBB”.

She’s also active with UNICEF and Teach Kids to Learn Foundation. Mariel Rodriguez will soon be soon on TV5’ “WilTime Big Time” and endorses Meg and Calayan. After her successful Music Museum concert, Bossa Nova Queen Sitti is with the Sessionistas at “ASAP” and will be at the Pagcor Pavillion Show on October 5, KCC Mall General Santos on October 8 and J Center Mall opening at Mandaue, Cebu on November 11. From December 7 to 11, she’ll do shows with Richard Poon in Kuwait. Funnyman Pooh is with “Banana Split” and will have shows at Resorts World on September 30, Grand Charity Concert at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, Australia (October 8), and with Pokwang & Angelica Panganiban at Hoops Dome, Mactan, Cebu (October 22). He will have a US Tour from November 23 to December 11. K Brosas, Wings Detergent endorser, is part of the teleserye Maria La Del Barrio and will have shows in Australia (October 6 -10), London (October 14 – 19), Abu Dhabi (October 20 – 23), Qatar (November 7 – 8), and Japan (November 26 – 28).

Husband and wife Gelli de Belen and Ariel Rivera are busy with endorsements Alaska, PLDT, Caltrate, Green Cross Alcohol & Soap and Kraft Food. Gelli is now with TV 5 while Ariel will start taping his new teleserye on ABS-CBN.  Drew Arellano is your reliable travel companion with his show Weekend Getaway on GMA News TV. Drew is regularly seen on the early-morning show Unang Hirit and the trivia show AHA on GMA 7. He is also a sought-after host in corporate shows. He endorses Milo Energy Drink.

Dawn Zulueta endorses Robinsons Department Store, Marie France, Facial Care, Gain Advance Plus and Golden Fiesta. Gretchen Barretto is busy preparing for her new teleserye on ABS-CBN. She endorses Downy, Pantene, Ambi Pur, and Admiral Bay Suites. Aside from corporate shows, Amy Perez hosts TV5’s Face to Face, Untold Stories, Sapul, and K-Club. She endorses Face & Figure and Ampalaya Plus. Tintin Bersola-Babao hosts TV5’s K-Club and corporate shows. She endorses Smart Steps, Axion, EQ Baby Diaper, and Ainon Baby Products. Dominic Ochoa is regularly seen on ABS-CBN’s 100 Days to Heaven.

Hunk actor Tom Rodriguez endorses Hanford. Aiko Melendez is part of the teleserye Reputasyon on ABS-CBN. PDA champion Laarni Lozada will perform at the 2nd Korea Wataboshi Music Festival in Suwon, Korea (October 4 – 8) and Asean 6 Music Festival for the King 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand (November 22 – 27). Martin Concio hosts the Mendiola Debates with Boy Abunda. Mendiola Debates is a Philippine student engagement which goes around different campuses and universities in the Philippines. Martin is also one of the coolest kabarkada on Studio 23. K-La Rivera is one of the newest MYX VJs. She is regularly seen on ASAP Rocks. K-La recently made her theater debut in Atlantis Productions’ In the Heights.

New artist Garie Concepcion is busy preparing for her debut album. Ima Castro will have a Pagcor show on September 21 in Angeles, Pampanga. Duncan Ramos is part of ASAP Sessionistas and is currently preparing an all-original album under an indie label. Bobby Garcia recently finished In the Heights and will soon direct Atlantis Productions’ Little Mermaid while Direk Laurice Guillen is part of ABS-CBN’s Reputasyon.

GB Sampedro directs TV5’s Paparazzi as well as corporate events and concerts. ABS-CBN news anchors Julius Babao and Karen Davila are regularly seen on Bandila and Teleradyo. Coach Jim Saret is an international fitness instructor while cager Sean plays for the Philippine Basketball Association’s Powerade Tigers.

Other backroom stars Arnold Reyes, Hermes Bautista, Jett Pangan, Kim Idol, Neri Naig, Verni Varga, The Company, and Triz Reyes are all busy with their various showbiz projects. For inquiries, call Backroom at 4351108 and 4351120 or email at backroomtalents@pldtdsl.net