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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 7, 2012

Former Model-Actress Rida Robes Spearheads Environmental Project For San Jose Del Monte

IN THIS AGE of environmental protection, Rida Perez-Robes, wife of 2nd termer San Jose del Monte City Cong. Arthur Robes, is helping the informal settlers relocated to their city to earn a living by making environment-friendly katsa bags to be sold for a reasonable price in various supermarkets and malls where plastic bags are now forbidden. The bags look so nice and fashionable that it can be used everywhere. The beneficiaries are members of Barangays Graceville, Minuyan, Gaya-gaya and Muzon.

Today, Rida is also holding a 5 km. fun run for gays, “Para Sa’Yo Teh, Takbo Para sa Kalusugan, Kalikasan at Katauhan”. No registration for those who’ll join but they should wear a headdress. Winners get P20,000 for 1st prize, P15,000 for 2nd, P10,000 for 3rd, and P8,000 for 4th prize. There’s also a prize for best headdress. To join, call or text Erwin Mendoza at 0947-2644399 or 0922-7151170. Next month, Rida will have a Kalye Videoke contest and, in December, a Celebrity Basketball tournament.

Rida’s maiden name is Florida Perez. She used to be a TV and print ad model. She was already doing movies when her parents told her to stop and focus on her HRM studies at St. Paul’s Manila. Her family owns the Bustos East Memorial Gardens in Bustos, Bulacan.