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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.

Sep 27, 2015

Ken Chan Gains Fans From The Lgbt Community For His Persuasive Portrayal Of A Transwoman In 'Destiny Rose'

KEN CHAN is the darling of some members of the LGBT community for his very persuasive portrayal of a gay man who undergoes surgery to be a transwoman. They also want to thank GMA-7 for coming up with a soap like this that is a plea for a better understanding of gays and transgenders. They’re now inviting Ken to attend the inaugural opening ceremony of the QC International Pink Filmfest at Gateway Mall on Tuesday, 6 PM. What can Ken say about this?

“I’d really like to go to show them my support,” he says. “I’m hoping my schedules will allow me to be there, kahit may taping ako ng ‘Destiny Rose’. Gusto ko ring magpasalamat sa kanila na nagugustuhan nila ang aming show at sana, tuloy-tuloy lang ang panonood nila nito tuwing hapon.”

The reaction on the net to Ken’s performance as the gay Joey in “Destiny Rose” is really very positive. Most viewers believe he succeeds in giving justice to his very challenging role. GMA executives themselves are so pleased with the high ratings and encouraging feedback that the show is getting.

The story got more interesting after Ken and his mom, Manilyn Reynes as Daisy, became victims of a disastrous typhoon. They, along with relatives Jackielou Blanco as Dahlia and Katrina Halili as Jasmine, lost their home and stayed at an evacuation center. Ken heard from his Italian penpal, Fabio Ide as Gabriel, who offers to help rebuild their home. Katrina tells Ken to make Fabio that she is Joey. Little did they know that Fabio is already in the country and even rescued Ken from some drunkards who tried to beat him up. Ken is so happy to meet Fabio and to see him so handsome, but he cannot reveal the truth that he is real penpal and not Katrina.