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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 20, 2019


YASSER MARTA with the cast of LOVE YOU TWO

YASSER MARTA used to be a member of a teen band called Pilyo and he also appeared for a while in “Walang Tulugan” of the late Kuya Germs. Then he joined the Spogify segment of “Eat Bulaga” and was recruited to be a member of GMA Network’s boyband called One Up.

“After that, nakuha ako to do acting jobs in various shows,” he says. “Usually, may audition, then I’d join at suwerte namang madalas akong napipili.”

So far, he has guested in “Pepito Manaloto”, “Tadhana”, “Dear Uge”, “Maynila”, and the latest is in the recent episode entitled “Nang Ako’y Iwan Mo” of “Magpakailanman”, where he was paired with Mikee Quintos in a tragic love story. Now, he was presented to the press as part of the cast of the new primetime romcom “Love You Two” on GMA Telebabad that starts airing tonight after “Sahaya”. He plays the role of Edison. How did he get the role?

“Nag-audition din po ako,” he says. “Maganda yung role. Edison is the nephew of Mr. Gabby Concepcion na inampon niya, pinag-aral at naging assistant niya in the hotel where he works. I never thought ako ang makukuha kasi ang dami naming naga-audition, so I was very happy when I was informed na ako raw yung nakuha nila to play Edison. May gusto rin si Edison sa story kay Shaira Diaz, but siempre, mas gusto niya si Kuya Gabby at magiging love triangle sila ni Jennylyn Mercado.”

Born on July 28,1996, most people think Yasser is from the Middle East because of his name. “I was born in Riyadh po and we stayed there until I was ten years old, then umuwi kami rito. But my dad is actually Portuguese, not Middle Eastern. Marta is our real family name. May mga nagkakamali and they say it's Mata. It's Marta po, with an R."”

Aside from being a good singer, Yasser also plays basketball well and he even dreamt of being an NBA player. When he’s not working, he loves driving around in his motorcycle to unwind.