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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.

Dec 19, 2016

Mark Herras Turns 30 And Feels So Lucky To Have Winwyn Marquez By His Side After He Lost Both His Mom

MARK HERRAS turned 30 on December 14 and he spent it with his girlfriend, Winwyn Marquez, on vacation in Boracay. It’s common knowledge that there are two deaths in his family this year, that of his mother and his foster dad who reared him.

“Malungkot ang birthday ko, pati na rin ang coming Christmas and New Year, kasi wala na sila, but I’m able to go on kasi nandiyan si Winwyn,” he says. “Sabi ko nga sa kanya, kung wala siya to help make me strong, hindi ko alam kung ano ang gagawin ko sa buhay ko. Baka hindi ko kinaya ang sobrang lungkot at sakit na naramdaman ko. Noong burol at lamay pa lang, sinamahan niya na akong asikasuhin lahat ng mga kailangang gawin. Up to now, nandiyan pa rin siya para tulungan ako. Yung pagkawala nila, learning experience rin ito for me kasi natuto akong mag-manage ng buhay ko. Dati kasi, lahat, sa kanila ko lang inaasa. Ngayon, ako na mismong humahawak sa pera ko, akong nag-aasikaso pati sa pagbabayad ng monthly bills sa bahay.”

It’s also good he has thrice weekly tapings for his hit afternoon soap, “Sa Piling ni Nanay”, that keeps him busy. The show is now officially on the air for six months as it enters its 26th week of telecast, indicating that it’s truly a hit show that viewers loyally follow every afternoon. This week, Mark as Jonas finds out the truth that Katrina Halili as Scarlet just doctored the documents about her DNA test result with Jillian Ward as Katherine and she’s not really Jillian’s mom. Mark sees the proof that Yasmien Kurdi is the real biological mom of Jillian. Katrina is earlier forcing him to marry her but he now confronts her about the truth and she is rattled.

Katrina learns that Jillian is with Yasmien and forces Jillian to return to her but Gabby Eigenmann as Benedict intervenes and threatens to shoot her. Katrina then causes the car accident that sends Mark to a hospital and she tries to kill him while he is confined. But Gabby manages to help Mark escape and Mark tells the truth to Yasmien that she’s really Jillian’s mother.