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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.

Oct 25, 2018

Dion Ignacio Confesses He Is Now A Dad, Enjoys Being Part Of GMA-7's Hit Primetime Show, 'Victor Magtanggol'

DION IGNACIO now confesses that he’s the father of a baby girl who’s 1 year and 4 months old named Dylan Jailee, with his longtime girlfriend as the mom. “Wala na namang dahilan para itago ko siya kasi halos lahat kami sa mga ka-batch ko sa Starstruck 1, puro may anak na, starting with the winners na sina Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Herras,” he says. “Also, hindi na rin naman ako teenybopper gaya noong araw dahil 32 na ako ngayon.”

Other Starstruck batchmates of his who are now mom and dads include Yasmien Kurdi, Katrina Halili, Cristine Reyes, Nadine Samonte and Alvin Aragon. He says his baby’s mom was his girflriend when he was only 20 years old and was just starting in showbiz.

“Nagkahiwalay kami at hindi kami nagkita for 8 long years. I had other girlfriends but every now and then, naiisip ko pa rin siya. Then we found each other again in social media at nag-message ako sa kanya. Ayun, nagkabalikan kami two years ago at ngayon, may baby na. We’re not yet married. Pareho kaming gusto munang paghandaan at pag-ipunan itong mabuti.”

Dion is now part of the GMA-7 primetime telefantasya, “Victor Magtanggol”. He plays Percival, the husband of Chynna Ortaleza who is the sister of title-roler Alden Richards. “It’s great to be part of this show kasi ang dami talagang nanonood,” he says. “Everywhere I got, alam nila ang mga latest ng pangyayari sa ‘Victor Magtanggol.’ Happy kaming lahat sa show sa patuloy na magandang feedback that viewers give to us and also the advertisers dahil lagi pa rin kaming punong-puno ng commercials.”