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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.

Jun 14, 2013

Lovi Poe On Reported Lovers Quarrel With Jake Cuenca

LOVI POE is suddenly very busy again on TV after not having any show since “Yesterday’s Bride” ended four months ago. She has started taping for “Titser”, GMA News TV Channel 11’s tribute to teachers co-starring Mara Lopez and Agot Isidro. Yesterday, Friday, she attended the story conference of her new soap for GMA-7. “Baka maglagari ako sa taping ng two shows ko,” she says. “Pero hindi naman daw sila sabay na ipalalabas. I just don’t know kung alin ang mauuna.”

She’s reunited with Rocco Nacino in her new soap for GMA-7, along with Cesar Montano and Solenn Heussaff. “Nag-click kasi yung tambalan namin ni Rocco in ‘Yesterday’s Bride’ kaya pinareha kami uli sa isa’t isa. We don’t know the final title yet.”

While she’s jobless on TV, she was able to finish two new films: “Sana Dati” and “Lihis”. “’Sana Dati’ is an entry sa Cinemalaya this July. It’s directed by Jerrold Tarog who I worked with before in ‘Aswang’. The story happens only in one day. I play a bride about to be married to TJ Trinidad but continues to yearn for her dead boyfriend, Benjamin Alves, with Paulo Avelino as the videographer who’ll also get involved with me. In ‘Lihis’, I play a spoiled rich girl who does research about NPA’s in the 1970s. I meet two NPA’s who turn out to be lovers, Joem Bascon and Jake Cuenca. Na-challenge akong agawin si Joem from Jake kahit alam kong bading siya. Magkakaanak kami, si Isabel Daza, and I’ll be played by Tita Gloria Diaz as an older woman.”

Is it true she and Jake had an LQ (lovers quarrel) while shooting the movie? “No. That’s not true. Nabasa ko nga, dinededma ko raw siya. Walang ganun. How can we have an LQ, e we're just friends? We’re still friends and we’ll be friends forever.”

Tomorrow, Sunday, at 5 PM, Bench is launching her big time at the Trinoma Activity Center as their endorser for their new celebrity scent called Love Affair, a fragrance collection in classy Eau de Toilette and handy Deo Body Spray variants.

“I myself chose the scents from the various samples they sent me,” says Lovi. “I tried them all one by one. The Eau de Toilette captures the essence of Love in a Bottle, pleasant, sweet, refreshing na parang bagong paligo ka lang. The body sprays are fruity and floral, a mix of pear, grapefruit jasmine and lily with a hint of musk. I was very hands on pati sa packaging. It’s a great collaboration between Bench and me, and I’m very proud of what we’ve come up with. It’s now available in all Bench outlets nationwide.”