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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.

Apr 21, 2013

Marion Aunor, Ate Guy'S Niece, Now Making Own Name In The Local Music World

MARION AUNOR is the daughter of Maribel “Lala” Aunor, the cousin of Ate Guy who was part of the famous Apat na Sikat teen stars of the 70s. At the recent Himig Handog P-Pop Music Awards, her song “If You Ever Change Your Mind” won third prize and opened showbiz doors for her. The song became part of the soundtrack of “Apoy sa Dagat”. Marion guested in “ASAP” and “Kris TV”, and joined the “Be Careful with My Heart” World Tour in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

“Ang bilis ng mga pangyayari,” she says. “God is so good and I can feel everything’s coming up roses for me. My full album will soon be coming out under Star Records and it’s something worth waiting for as it’s truly a labor or love. All songs in it are my original compositions, including ‘Sex on Legs’ which is bound to be controversial dahil sa title nito.”

Lala is glad that her daughter Marion is already a college graduate when she joined showbiz, having finished Communications Technology Management at the Ateneo. “Big accomplishment ito for her and also for me as a parent na nakapagtapos na ako ng anak sa college. At least, may fall back na siya sakali mang ayaw na niya sa showbiz. But she really loves music so I can see she have a good future here as a singer-songwriter,” says Lala.

Marion, whose style is compared to hit singer Norah Jones, just turned 21 and had her birthday-thanksgiving party at Amber in the Fort recently. Some writers are pitting her against Zia Quizon since they both showbiz pedigrees, but she begs them not to sow intrigues between her and Zia.

“Magkaiba naman ang style namin. Pop ballads ako and mas jazzy ang style niya. There’s a room for both of us in showbiz.”