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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 30, 2014

Dion Ignacio Happy To Be Able To Act And Be A Rhythm Guitarist For Phylia Band At The Same Time

DION IGNACIO is currently busy with a new soap, “Innamorata”, and a new movie, “Basement”. “In ‘Innamorata’, kasama ko sina Max Collins, Jackie Rice, Gwen Zamora, Michael de Mesa, Rita Avila, Leandro Baldemor and Luis Alandy,” he says. “Directed by Don Michael Perez, it’s about a rare skin and blood disease called porphyria, na yung may sakit na ganito, parang vampire, hindi puedeng nasisikatan ng araw. I play a butcher na best friend ni Max Collins, who’s being launched here. In ‘Basement’ naman, I play a security guard, along with Aljur Abrenica. Bad boy ako rito kasi kasabwat ako ng isang drug syndicate. Assigned kami ni Aljur doon sa basement parking in a mall where people are terrorized by a mysterious creature isang gabing everyone is stranded by floods and an ongoing storm.”

He’s been in showbiz for ten years now since he’s with the first batch of Starstruck discoveries in 2003 but he has yet to be called a real big star. Is he happy with the way his career is going? “Well, I’m just happy na after ten years, active pa rin ako, hindi pa rin nawawala sa eksena. Nabigyan na rin naman ako ng chance to do lead roles, like in ‘Magdalena’ with Bela Padilla. After that nga, nasama naman ako in ‘Maghihintay Pa Rin’ with Bianca King and now, heto ako sa ‘Innamorata’. At least, tuloy-tuloy at hindi ako nawawalan ng trabaho. When I’m not busy acting, member pa rin ako ng band na Phylia, where I play the rhythm guitar. Si Arci Munoz ang lead vocalist namin dito. We’ve already recorded our album for Sonix State Recording at binebenta yung album namin kapag may gigs kami. Happy na kong napagsasabay ko ang acting ko with my music.”