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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.

May 15, 2016

Derrick Monasterio Starts Mall Tours For His Debut Album, Asks Folks To Stop Pitting Him Against Alden Richards

DERRICK MONASTERIO started his series of mall tours to promote his self-titled album with GMA Records at Fairview Terrace two Sundays ago. The reception from mall goers is warm and encouraging so he’s now excited to do the second leg of his mall tour at SM Starmall in Bulacan on May 21, followed by SM Bacoor on May 29, SM Tower Mall on June 5, SM Baliwag on June 11, SM Cabanatuan on June 19 and SM Molino on June 26.

“I’m calling on all my fans and supporters who live in those places para magpunta sa malls where I’d promote my album,” says Derrick. “This is my time to meet them para makapag-bonding naman ako sa kanila. I’m hoping to have an amazing time with all of them.”

Derrick’s album can be downloaded via iTunes, Amazon Music, eMusic and Qobuz, while physical copies are now available in Astroplus, Astro Vision, The Landmark and SM Music and Video record outlets nationwide. Music-lovers can also order the album thru Lazada.com.ph.

Meantime, Derrick is also proud and happy that his daily drama series, “Hanggang Makita Kang Muli”, continues to be a top rater on GMA-7’s Afternoon Prime. “Abangan nyo kasi this week, makikipag-break na ako kay Kim Rodriguez as Claire after I see her with another guy na sasapakin ko,” he adds. “I will cry dahil sa nangyari at yayakapin ko si Bea Binene as Angela, who has fallen for me. But later on, I will tell her that I love her, but only as a friend, bilang kaibigan lang talaga. And yet, aawayin pa rin siya ni Kim dahil iisipin nitong si Bea ang ipinalit ko sa kanya. Kim will do everything para magkabalikan kami.”

What can he say to the observation of some writers that he is a threat to Alden Richards as GMA's most popular young actor? "Friends kami ni Alden so sana, huwag na lang kaming intrigahin. Pati albums namin, pinagkukumpara. Malayo na ang narating niya, but I'd be glad kung, balang araw, makarating ako sa success na narating niya."