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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 28, 2019


alexa ilacad as the SANTIGWAR (vampire fighter)

ALEXA ILACAD is excited as she plays her first lead role in Horseshoe Productions’ special Halloween offering, “Santigwar”, the Bicolano word for faith healer who fights evil spirits. She plays the daughter of the original santigwar, Dan Fernandez, but she’s the one who faces the aswang in the movie, played by the sultry Aubrey Miles.

“If you love horror movies, you’ll enjoy ‘Santigwar’, directed by Joven Tan as it’s sure to terrify you,” she says. “I enjoyed doing it with the other young stars in the movie like Marlo Mortel, Paulo Angeles, Marco Gallo and Khean Johnson na naging mga biktima ng aswang while they’re vacationing in our town.”

At the presscon, she was asked about her revelations in Boy Abunda’s show that she got hurt by her past relationship with Nash. This was caused by Nash’s declaration to his current GF Mika de la Cruz: “13 years and I still love you.”

“Napaisip lang ako kasi sa 13 years na yun, I was there,” she explains. “Okay lang sana kasi in Goin’ Bulilit, they were together, puppy love, nauna sila. And after that, Luv U, saka lang naman ako pumasok in the middle of that. But when I read that ‘thirteen years thing’, napaisip nga ako kasi inside that thirteen years, I was there ah. So, when you say na ‘thirteen years and I still love you,’ where was I? But I said to myself, ‘Hmmm, not worth your time, move on.’”

She got a lot of bashing because of that.  “It was because his camp was bashing me and trying to spread rumors about me. The same rumors that they have been spreading all these years since, I think, 2017. Na parang sinasabi na, I have no right to talk about ‘thirteen years thing’ and all of that, because ako naman daw ang nanloko. That accusation was so funny, kasi ang tagal na nilang sinasabi na nanloko daw ako and all that, but where’s the proof?

"I dare them. Show me what you have against me. Hindi yung puro salita kasi… salita kayo nang salita, wala naman kayong maipakita. Wala naman kasi talaga. Wala nga akong dyowa, e.  Sige, kung nanlalaki nga ako, nasaan?  I’m just saying it right now kasi I’ve been keeping it inside, but I’m not comfortable speaking about it. Naghiwalay kami nang maayos, kasi it’s not working anymore. He became very controlling.

"I felt wala nang mangyayari na di maganda rito. Hindi ko kaya na ipagpatuloy ‘to. There’s no trust anymore.  When I went to ABS, sabi ng make-up artist sa akin, ‘Bes, sabi ni Nash na nanlalaki ka raw.’ So, ipinagkakalat niya yung assumptions niya at yun ang pinamba-bash sa’kin ng fans niya, na galing sa kanya.”

How about the rumor linking her to her “Killer Bride” co-star Joshua Garcia? ‘Tinatawanan na lang namin kasi it’s not true and it doesn’t bother me or Joshua at all. As of now, I just really concentrate on my career.”