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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 22, 2014

Marian Rivera Happy To Have Taken A Few Days Vacation In Japan With Bf Dingdong Dantes

WHEN WE TALKED to Marian Rivera on the set of “Carmela” just before Holy Week, she wasn’t sure yet where she and BF Dingdong Dantes would spend the four-day Easter Weekend. She said she was thinking they’ll just go to a beach in Batangas, but Dingdong has an application for a visa in Japan and if they’d be approved, then they might just fly to the Land of Cherry Blossoms. It turned out Dong’s visa was approved on time so they were able to leave on Holy Thursday and still got to see the short-lived sakura or cherry blossoms in bloom.

“Sabi kasi ni Dong, I deserve a good vacation sa ibang bansa kasi sobra nga ang trabaho ko lately,” says Marian. “Panay-panay ang taping ko for ‘Carmela’, then sunod-sunod ang ginagawa kong endorsements. Yung huli kong commercial for a shampoo na galing Japan, nagsimulang mapanood noong Easter Sunday. Tapos, may personal appearances pa ako para sa mall shows and regional shows. Pinakahuli nga yung so Roxas City na I was so overwhelmed dahil sobra talaga ang dami ng taong dumating. Punong-puno yung Robinson’s Place doon. Mga 8,000 daw ang nagpunta at punong-puno ang mall kaya naiyak ako kasi napaka-warm ng pagtanggap nila sa akin.”

In “Carmela”, Marian tries to convince Alden Richards as Yago to reconcile with his mom, Jaclyn Jose as Trixie, who is vehemently against their love affair and had another fight with her mom Agot Isidro as Amanda. Jaclyn will get mad all the more because Alden takes Marian with her and they elope to put one over his uncle Raymond Bagatsing as Dante who has his own designs for Marian.

“Carmela” is extended until late May. After that, she won’t be doing another soap. We heard GMA-7 wants her to rest from soaps for a while and host a dance show instead since she’s a topnotch dancer. Will she give Lucy Torres a run for her money as a dancer and dance show host? Let’s see.