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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.

Jan 11, 2016

Alden Richards Finds A Formidable Rival In Jake Ejercito Over Yaya Dub's Attention In Eat Bulaga's Hit Kalyeserye

THE APPEARANCE of Manila Mayor Erap Estrada’s son with Laani Enriquez, Jake Ejercito (once linked to Andi Eigenmann), in “Eat Bulaga’s” Kalyeserye elicited positive response from a lot of quarters. Most folks say: “May dapat ika-insecure si Alden kasi tisoy rin si Jake, guwapo, edukado at Ingglisero.”

There has been some speculation about the identity of that Jake who made Alden jealous. We were with some writer friends having dinner last Wednesday with Malou Choa Fagar of “Eat Bulaga”, hosted by Ricky Davao, when Jake Ejercito texted writer Allan Diones. When MCF learned about it, she told Allan: “Sabihin mo, baka gusto niyang siya na ang Jake na karibal ni Alden kay Maine sa Kalyeserye.” Allan texted Jake and he was “urong-sulong”.

We learned he really wants join showbiz ever since, but his dad is against it and told him to just finish his studies. He is now taking up his master’s degree in Singapore and one reason he said cannot accept the offer, no matter how tempting it is, is because he’s going back to Singapore as his classes resume Monday (yesterday.) It was a series of calls. Jake later said he asked his Mommy Laarni about it, an ardent fan of Aldub, who said she’s afraid the Aldub diehards might bash him.

Malou later talked to him directly and he said he’s worried it might affect his studies in Singapore. But no doubt, the guest appearance in Kalyeserye will surely be a great way for him to start in showbiz. Eventually, his inclination to join showbiz prevailed and so he did show up in “Eat Bulaga” last Saturday, and in the process got very favorable response.

Initially, an effeminate Jake appeared, but he turned out to be the gay classmate of Yaya Dub in Entrepreneurship. Another Jake showed up, Yaya Dub’s classmate in Marketing. And this time it's Jake Ejercito. He just dropped by to give Yaya Dub the business model they’re doing as he’s leaving for Singapore soon. The three Lolas are very pleased with him because he’s handsome and well bred. They asked him to dance to the tune of “Dessert”, do dubsmash of “Just Once” and “Macho Gwapito” with the Lolas, eat isaw na sinawsaw sa kape, and also banana cue. He was very game in doing everything requested of him.

Jake said that Alden, who’s in the Middle East, has nothing to be scared of because he and Yaya Dub are just friends. He also has a girlfriend who’s based in London. With the positive feedback he got, we won’t be surprised if Jake, who has a likeable personality, would appear again later as he really returns to Manila from Singapore every weekend. Who knows? This might be the start of the showbiz career he has long been dreaming of. And this time, Erap won't restrain him anymore.