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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.

Apr 13, 2019


jericho rosales with yen santos

JERICHO ROSALES says “Halik” is his most successful show after “Pangako Sa’Yo” which he did 20 years ago. “Napakalakas talaga ng impact nito sa viewers kasi everywhere I go, they call me as Lino, my name in the show,” he says.

“But after this, ayoko ng gumawa ng teleserye. To begin with, 'Halik' is such a tough act to follow. Also, I want to challenge myself to do something new kasi nag-iba na rin naman ang panahon ngayon. I’ve been doing soaps on TV for 23 years now, so I don’t wanna do soaps anymore.

"It doesn’t mean titigil ako sa pag-arte kasi passion ko yan. But I’m now more open to do other projects, lalo na ngayon, uso na ang digital. We don’t know where things would be going, and we should be open to exploring more options, more venues. I’m inspired and excited to do new things and RSB (Ruel S. Bayani) has offered me to do shows with different concepts that I can produce, write or direct. I want to challenge myself to do something new. So, we’ll see.”

So is he and his wife, Kim Jones, not really yet to start their own family? “I’m so blessed to have a beautiful wife who actually has the same passions as mine. We’ve talked about it already. She’s going to study and I’m going to study.

"She’s building a company, I’m rebuilding myself and her job is abroad. We’ve had the set-up for a very long time now, na if she wants to study, if I want to study for 3 or 5 months and magkikita kami somewhere kung saan mang parte ng mundo, we’re fine with that.

"This is the reason why we don’t want to have kids muna. Because we feel that sa buhay namin, parang ang da­ming umaagaw ng mga gusto naming gawin sa buhay namin. Kaya parang bringing a baby into this world is not a good idea kasi kawawa ‘yung baby.

"Papatayin namin ang mga pangarap namin dahil gusto naming mag-baby. Wala namang nagpe-pressure sa aming magka-baby, di ba? Ano, kultura lang at tradisyon? May anak ako na mahal na mahal din ni Kim, nagmamahalan kaming lahat. So, it’s a wonderful family, parang ganu’n. I have the best set-up right now.”