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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.

Mar 1, 2014

Cristine Reyes On Rumor About Her Reconciling With An Ex-Boyfriend

ABS-CBN’S HIT advocaserye, “Honesto”, is ending on March 14 and they had a farewell presscon with stars Cristine Reyes, Paulo Avelino and Raikko Mateo attending. Why are they ending it soon and didn’t extend it like their previous inspirational show, “May Bukas Pa”, which ran for almost a year in 2009?

“Wala na pong extension kasi ang daming nakalinyang bagong teleseryes na nagte-taping na and we have to accommodate them,” says Dreamscape Entertainment exec Biboy Arboleda. “Since it started airing in October 2013, ‘Honesto’ has won the hearts of viewers with its timely story on honesty and truthfulness. It also introduced our newest child wonder Raikko who quickly captured the hearts of viewers, along with the love team of Diego and Marie, played by Paulo and Cristine. Pero kahit na nga mataas talaga ang rating ng ‘Honesto’, kailangang magbigay na ito ng puwang to the new shows that are coming in. Si Raikko will do fives episodes of ‘Wansapanataym’ then he’ll be given a new teleserye.”

In “Honesto’s” last 10 episodes, you’ll see how far Diego, Marie, and Honesto will go to stand up for the truth. Will they be able to erase the anger and selfishness in Hugo’s (Joel Torre) heart and finally fix their broken family? Find out in the show’s closing weeks.

Meantime, Cristine Reyes says she really enjoyed being part of “Honesto”. “Kahit late pumasok yung character ko sa show, I’m proud na nakasama ako rito kasi number one kami,” she says.

Has it influenced her to be more honest? “Dati na naman akong honest and straightforward. Mas okay talaga to tell the truth at mas comfortable, kasi di mo na kailangang mag-imbento ng isasagot.”

So is it true she has reconciled with one of her ex-BF’s, said to be either Rayver Cruz or Derek Ramsay? “No, it’s not true. Hindi ako nakikipagbalikan kahit kanino. Kahit kami nag-break, friends ko pa rin naman ang mga ex ko. Right now, I’m single. Mas gusto ko muna maging single for about two years para mag-focus sa work ko. Sana nga, mapanindigan ko yan.”

What’s her next soap after “Honesto”? “Rest muna ko sa soap. Kasi, katatapos ko lang sa ‘Bukas na Lang Kita Mamahalin” nang ipasok ako rito sa ‘Honesto’. I’m doing two movies muna. Isang drama, ‘My Trophy Wife’, with Derek and Heart Evangelista, at isang comedy, ‘The Gifted’, with Anne Curtis and Sam Milby.”

Has she ever been a victim of dishonesty? “Yes, kasi lumaki ako sa mga taong akala ko, parents ko, pero hindi pala. But eventually, nalaman ko rin ang totoo. That’s why my sister Ara (Mina) and I didn’t grow up together.”

While watching Cristine and Paulo at the presscon of “Honesto”, some writers can’t help but recall that they’re both products of GMA-7’s Starstruck search. But both of them felt they were not given the big breaks they deserve so they moved to ABS-CBN. Now, they’re even bigger stars than the winners in the Starstruck batches where they competed.

Don’t miss the much-awaited finale of “Honesto” on March 14 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. For exclusive updates, pictures, and videos, log on to “Honesto’s” official social media accounts Facebook.com/Honesto.TV and Twitter.com/Honesto_TV.