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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 12, 2020





child star EUWENN ALETA


GMA ARTIST CENTER has renewed the contracts of various Kapuso artists. First is chinito heartthrob Manolo Pedrosa who first signed up with GMA in 2018. Now, he plays the male lead in the upcoming drama show, “Babawiin Ko ang Lahat”, opposite Pauline Mendoza who is given her biggest break here.

“I’m very grateful to GMA for trusting in me and renewing my contract,” he says. “I’m happy to be paired with Pauline and we both vowed to do our best to make this series a big success.

"Buti na lang close na kami kasi we’re together in the workshops conducted by New York acting coach Anthony Bova, so kilala na namin ang isa’t isa. May trust and connection na between us because of the workshops we did together.”

Tween stars Elijah Alejo and Julius Miguel of the very successful Afternoon Prime show, “Prima Donnas”, also renewed their contracts as Kapusos.

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to grow more as a regular talent of GMA Artist Center,” says Elijah who plays the role of Aiko Melendez’ villainous daughter, Brianna.

“We’re also happy kasi patuloy na pataas nang pataas ang rating ng ‘Prima Donnas’, so salamat po sa lahat ng patuloy na nanonood sa aming show every afternoon from Monday to Saturday. It’s great to be part of the show kasi, sa school namin, pati teachers ko, Brianna na ang tawag nila sa akin.”

“Ako po, proud talaga to be a part of GMA and of ‘Prima Donnas’,” says Julius who plays Uno. “Naging family na po kami ng lahat ng cast members ng aming show, pati ng production staff and crew.

"Seven months na kaming magkakasama taping the show kaya close na kaming lahat sa isa’t isa. At sana mas tumagal pa, kaya huwag kayong bibitiw sa panonood dahil marami pang exciting twists na mangyayari sa mga darating na episodes.”

Two child actors also renewed their contracts with GMA Artist Center: Raphael Landicho and Euwenn Aleta. Raphael is currently part of the hit primetime drama, “Love of My Life”, playing Andrei, the son of Carla Abellana. He says he’s so happy to be part of the show as everyone on the set is nice to him.

“Lahat po sila, mabait talaga sa akin, from Tita Carla and Tita Coney Reyes, hanggang kina Tito Mikael Daez and Tita Rhian Ramos,” adds Raphael. “Enjoy po talaga ako lagi sa taping namin.”

He adds that their all thankful that “Love of My Life” is getting very high ratings. “Maganda po kasi talaga kaya andami talagang nanonood. At mas gaganda pa po ang susunod na episodes dahil sa mga away nina Tita Carla, Tita Coney at Tita Rhian.”

Euwenn, in turn, is a mainstay in the GMA Public Affairs informative program ‘AHA!’ which is hosted by Drew Arellano and won as best educational program. He thanked the viewers for their continued support of ‘AHA!”

“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa lahat ng nanonood ng shows ko sa GMA, lalo na kay Kuya Drew Arellano na mabait sa akin,” he says. “At happy po ako sa lahat ng blessings na binibigay sa akin ng GMA at lahat ng fans ng aming show.”

GMA Assistant Vice President and Head for Talent Imaging and Marketing Simoun Ferrer is satisfied with the renewed partnership with these artists. 

“We’re excited to showcase more of their acting prowess as they’re all very talented,” he says. “We know they’re young but we can see their passion and love for their work. We believe that these artists are some of their generation’s most exemplary actors, so we want to keep on developing them.”

Aside from him, also present during the contract signing were GMA Artist Center Senior Talent Manager Joy Marcelo; Manolo Pedrosa’s co-manager Jun Reyes; and Elijah Alejo and Euwenn Aleta’s co-manager Jennifer Molina.