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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.

Jun 13, 2017

Benjamin Alves On Playing The Third Wheel In The Tom Rodriguez-Carla Abellana Romance, 'I Heart Davao'

BENJAMIN ALVES doesn’t mind playing the third wheel as the rival of Tom Rodriguez’ for the attention of Carla Abellana in “I Heart Davao” that will replace “Meant to Be” on GMA Telebabad starting June 26.

“I’m a working actor and sino ba naman ako para tumanggi sa trabaho?” he says. “Besides, I really enjoyed doing this series on location in Davao and working with Tom and Carla, and our director, Marlon Rivera. Maganda naman yung role ko as Paul, a young business executive who’s been in love with Carla as Hope for so long since magkababata kami rito. Sinundan ko siya sa Davao nang magpunta siya roon for their chocolate business at na-meet naman niya roon si Tom as Ponce na magiging karibal ko kay Carla.”

He really appreciated the beauty of Davao and its tourist attractions that they featured in the show.
Did he miss his own inamorata, Julie Anne San Jose, while they were shooting there on location? “I did. I wish she was there also para sabay naming na-enjoy ang ganda ng Davao.”

While he was in Davao, Julie Anne was in Cebu and did a daring pictorial on a beautiful beach resort. She later posted some of her photos in her social media account. Did he get to see the sexy pictures?
“Oo naman. I was speechless when I saw the pictures. And I’m proud kasi ang sexy niya. It’s her last hurrah for the summer season and nanghinayang nga akong I wasn’t there to see her in person na naka-swimsuit. She exudes self confidence and maturity and it’s impressive. I wish I was also there with her on the beach. It would be even nicer if I was the one taking the pictures. I really wish I was there to spend some time with her on the beach kasi hindi pa namin nagagawa yung magpunta sa beach nang kami lang ang magkasama.”