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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.

Aug 10, 2015

Aiko Melendez In Two New Films, 'Iadya Mo Kami' And 'Balatkayo' After Winning Best Actress Award In London For 'Asintado'

AFTER WINNING a best actress award in an international filmfest in London no less for her first indie film, “Asintado”, Aiko Melendez is now doing two new important indie flicks as follow up. She plays the scheming wife of a powerful official (Ricky Davao) in Mel Chionglo’s “Iadya Mo Kami” that also stars Allen Dizon and Diana Zubiri, and she plays an OFW in Dubai in the eye-opening and timely “Balatkayo”, which will be shot on location not only in Dubai but also in Taiwan.

“Excited ako sa ‘Balatkayo’ kasi ang ganda ng story,” she says. “I’m married to James Blanco in Manila. Pero pareho kaming nag-abroad. Ako napunta sa Dubai and siya, sa Taiwan. Nagkaroon kami ng respective lovers in our new places of work. Magiging ka-affair ko si Rodjun Cruz at siya naman, magiging kulasisi niya si Natalie Hart. Ang problema, yung mga anak naming naiwan sa Pilipinas, magiging problema ng grandparents na pinag-iwanan sa kanila. Ang isa, mai-involve sa isang sex video scandal at dahil doon, magpapakamatay.”

From the looks of it, the material is another “pang-award” vehicle. “Balatkayo” will be directed by Neal Buboy Tan and produced by Baby Go’s BG Productions.