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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.

Feb 15, 2016

Claudine Barretto Gets Positive Reviews For 'Bakit Manipis Ang Ulap', But She Still Needs To Lose More Weight

CLAUDINE BARRETTO got a lot of positive feedback for her performance in the pilot week episodes of “Bakit Manipis ang Ulap?” which was recently previewed at SM Aura. The new soap will start airing tonight so you have the chance to see for yourself if it’s true that Claudine gives a sterling portrayal. It’s also said that although Claudine has already lost weight, she needs to lose a few more pounds to be in better fighting form.

It’s not only Claudine who gets praised but also Cesar Montano, who has remained so slim and fit even if he’s already 50 years old. But alas, the other comebacking actor, Diether Ocampo, got consistent flak for delivering what appears to be half-hearted performance. “Hamonado at parang hindi gumagalaw ang mukha niya,” says a writer connected to a TV network. “Hindi na lang sana siya bumalik kasi parang wala naman siyang gana sa harap ng kamera.”

Writers agree that the daughter of Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong, Mariel de Leon, who’s being introduced here, is a definite find. “Natalbugan niya sa kaseksihan dito ang Viva property na si Meg Imperial, who also needs to reduce,” says the writer from a TV network.

Director Joel Lamangan obviously updated the material based on the late Director Danny Zialcita’s original movie to make it more acceptable for today’s generation of viewers. How come he was not able to motivate Diether to deliver a more convincing kind of performance?

Claudine was asked about Raymart Santiago with whom she’s now in good terms, but she begged off. “Okay na yung sinusuportahan namin ang isa’t isa para sa kapakanan ng mga anak naming dapat naming palikihin nang tama. Pero huwag na lang siyang isali dito at baka mapagbintangan pa akong ginagamit siya sa promo ng comeback TV show ko,” she pleads.
And she’s right, of course.