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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.

Jan 19, 2013

Mayor Herbert Bautista Produces Own Comedy Movie Inspired By Success Of 'Sisterakas'

MAYOR HERBERT Bautista was energized by his comeback in “Shake, Rattle & Roll 14” so he revived his own film company, Heaven’s Best Entertainment, to produce his own movie, “Raketeros”, starring himself, Ogie Alcasid, Dennis Padilla, Andrew E, Joey Marquez and Long Mejia.

“This is inspired by the huge success of ‘Sisterakas’,” he says. “We did some market research and it shows that people want to laugh so there’s a big market for comedy. Ogie Alcasid and I have long been cooking up a project for friends Janno Gibbs and Bayani Agbayani, but what happened, hindi raw sila puede. We include young stars in the cast like Tippy Dos Santos as Joey’s daughter who’ll have a debut so he ordered a $50,000 gown for her in Paris. But nakidnap ni Mark Gil yung Hummer nila with the gown in it and nagtulong-tulong kami lahat to find it the day before the debut. ‘Raketeros’ ang title kasi iba-iba ang rackets namin dito. Kasama rin dito sina RR Enriquez, Rodjun Cruz and Markki Stroem, directed by Randy Santiago.”

They’ll start shooting the film soon, with its playdate scheduled right after the elections. The executive producer is Herbert’s sister, Harlene Bautista who’s now married to Romnick Sarmenta. They have five kids: Abidja (the only boy), 15 years old; Zeke, 12; Bo, 7; Mirel, 3; and she’s now pregnant again with their fifth child.