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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.

Jul 31, 2015

Former Actress Turned Nun Aida Roxas Passes Away

OUR CONDOLENCES to the family of Aida Roxas. She was an actress in the early 60s who turned her back on showbiz and became a nun. She was played by Janine Gutierrez when her life story was featured last Saturday in "Wish Kong Lang." It's said Aida suffered from depression and had a nervous breakdown. She was taken home to her siblings in Negros Occidental until she passed away last Friday at the age of 72.
Janine is "bagay na bagay" in the role of the late Aida as they both have strong mestiza features. Aida used to be our neighbor in Baltazar St. in Grace Park, Caloocan City. Her family lived about four houses away from ours. We had a small sari-sari store then and every time she'd buy something from our store, we can't helped but be mesmerized by her virginal beauty.

We know Aida Roxas is just a screen name. We don't remember what her real name is. We just learned then that someone from showbiz discovered her and she was introduced as the daughter of Gloria Sevilla and the late Ben Perez in the movie "Gahaman", which was adapted by Director Rey Ruiz from the Ingmar Bergman film, "The Virgin Spring". She was the virgin daughter who was raped and killed and her father then took revenge on her rapists and killers.

She did only a few other movies, like "Sosayting Dukha" with the late Carmen Rosales", "Silang mga Nabubuhay sa Daigdig" with Marlene Dauden and the late Eddie Rodriguez, "Dolpinger Meets Pantarorong" with the late Dolphy and Oscar Obligacion, and the action flicks "Diegong Pusakal" and "Bandong Pugante". We don't know what her journey has been since then (she was just skin and bones when shown in "Wish Ko Lang" and definitely not the Aida Roxas we remember in our youth), but let's all pray for the repose of her soul.