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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 29, 2016

Derek Ramsay Gets New Leading Lady Shaina Magdayao In 'My Candidate', Defends GFJoanne From Bashers

DEREK RAMSAY used to be the banner star of the Kapatid Network. Doesn’t he somehow feel insecure now that TV5 has been invaded by Viva who has its own stable of stars being cast in the new Kapatid shows?

“No, I’m personally happy to see new talents working in our network,” he says. “As a TV station, we really need more talents to grow and attract more viewers. As of now, I’m happy to be part of ‘Happy Truck Happinas’ and my new sports reality show, ‘Rough and Tough’, that I will be hosting soon. Basta I’ll be here to help the network.”

But he’s not doing anything as an actor. “On TV, yes. But sa movies, tuloy-tuloy ako. Magkasunod yung ‘All You Need is Pag-ibig’ and ‘Love is Blind’. Now, I’m shooting a new movie, ‘My Candidate’, with Shaina Magdayao and Iza Calzado for Quantum Films, directed by Quark Henares. There are also new projects being offered by Viva with Anne Curtis, also Regal and Star Cinema, so hindi ako nababakante sa acting. E, sa TV5 naman, there was a time I was doing three shows simultaneously. And it’s no joke to do a teleserye. May projects na inaalok but tinanggihan ko.”

Is that “Ang Panday”? “No. Pero mas gusto ko talaga ang ‘Kidlat’ kasi identified na ako roon. Hopefully, magkaroon ng Kidlat Book Two sometime this year.”

Some folks say his non-showbiz GF Joanne Villablanca seems to be the jealous type as she’s always guarding him tight. “No, she’s not selosa. I’m the one who tells her na dalawin ako sa taping kasi nami-miss ko siya. She’s not there to make bantay. She’s just happy to be with me. She brings me food. If she wouldn’t visit, I’d feel namang parang she’s not supportive.”

The newly reformatted “Happy Truck Happinas” will start rocking your Sunday noontime on March 6, 11 AM, earlier than its rival lunch time shows.