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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.

Mar 27, 2020


bianca umali with director mikhail red of HALF WORLDS

bianca by the beach showing off her bikini body

BIANCA UMALI is busy with two new projects, the action-fantasy thriller, “Half Worlds”, that she’s doing for the international TV company, HBO, and “Legal Wives”, her latest assignment with her mother studio, GMA-7, where she plays the youngest wife of Dennis Trillo, with Megan Young and Alice Dixson as the two other wives.

“Ready na sana akong maglagari sa sets ng dalawang shows, but then dumating itong corona quarantine so lahat ng trabaho, stop muna,” she says. “I took it as a sign to slow down and rest muna.

"But saludo talaga ako sa lahat ng ating frontliners, the medical workers na patuloy na nagtatrabaho at nagsasakripisyo despite the high risks that they face in treating patients afflicted with the dreaded virus.”

She now includes our doctors, nurses and other medical personnel in her prayers.

“To our brave frontliners, maraming maraming salamat sa inyo. We honor your sacrifices and you are our heroes. May God bless you all and mabuhay kayong lahat. Lahat tayo, ipagdasal nating maligtas sila sa virus habang sila ay naglilingkod sa kanilang kapwa.

"Mahirap yung ginagawa nila pero nagpapakasakit sila alang-alang sa ating mga kababayan. Kaya yun namang kababayan natin diyan, huwag na po kayong pasaway, manahimik na lang po tayo sa ating mga bahay para hindi na tumaas ang bilang ng COVID patients.”

Meantime, Bianca is now also official a recording artist of GMA Music who has recently released her first single, “Kahit Kailan”, composed by Paco Arespacochaga and now available on various music sites online.

“Nagpapasalamat ako sa GMA Music sa tiwala nila sa akin,” she says. “The experience I had recording the song was a lot of fun as it allowed me to explore my love for music.

"May music video na rin po ito at sana magustuhan nyo. It’s a very sentimental love song na tiyak kong magugustuhan ng mahihilig sa madadaming mga kanta.”

She now has something in common with her rumored and unconfirmed boyfriend, Ruru Madrid. Both of them are now certified singers with their own recorded singles. They must be very happy singing songs to each other.

“Happy naman talaga ako, hindi lang dahil kay Ruru. Basta I’m happy with my persona life and my career. Hindi lang ako happy dito sa corona virus. Sana matuklasan na ang tamang solusyon dito para matapos na itong worldwide crisis na nararanasan natin ngayon.”