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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.

Oct 10, 2012

Dingdong Dantes Does A Robin Padilla Bad Boy Role In 'Tiktik: Aswang Chronicles'

WE SAW DINGDONG Dantes two days in a row. Monday night, he was at the grand presscon of “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles”. Tuesday noon, he was launched as the new endorser of Belo Men products. One of the busiest celebs these days, he also hosts “Protege” on Sundays and shoots “One More Try” with Angel Locsin for Star Cinema. If his new soap, “Haram”, weren’t shelved, he’d also be taping for that.

“Actually, we’ve already started taping it ni Kylie Padilla, so we really felt sad,” he says. “But we have to respect management’s decision. They’re worried for our safety kasi may threats against us. Sayang kasi the show aims for Muslims to be better understood. We have Muslim authorities as our consultants so I don’t they think they’d be put in a bad light. But may drama series daw na ipapalit, so sana nga, matuloy yun dahil Kylie and I are really ready to work together.”

He’s happy that “Tiktik” got a PG rating from the MTRCB and kids can watch it with their parents. He plays an offbeat role as Makoy, a rugged bad boy. “First time ko to play this role: maangas, brusko, marumi, takaw-gulo. Dahil sa enkwentro ko with a group of people kaya nanganib ang buhay namin nina Lovi Poe and her parents. I didn’t know aswang pala yung mga nakalaban ko so they attack us.”

How’s it working with Lovi? “Great. Maganda bonding namin, along with Janice de Belen and Joey Marquez kasi kaming laging magkakaeksena. Lovi has won so many best actress awards and she deserves it.”

Does he really use Belo products? “Yes, Belo Men Whitening Body Bar is perfect to have fair and healthy skin as it’s whitens your skin 74% times faster than similar soaps. Belo Men Whitening Face Wash naman whitens 57% faster than other brands. Meron din for oil control and toner specially meant for the male skin.”

And why did Belo get Dong as the face of Belo Men? “Because he’s perfect for it,” says Crystalle Henares. “A real gentleman who’s clean looking with his fair complexion, he’s also very intelligent and a good dresser, the embodiment of Belo Men.”