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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.

May 14, 2020


SUNSHINE DIZON is sad that the ECQ has stopped the tapings for their hit GMA Afternoon Prime soap, “Magkaagaw”. But she’s glad that replacing it is also a show that starred her before, the mammoth hit, “Ika-6 na Utos”, which she did with Gabby Concepcion.

”At least, nawala man ang ‘Magkaagaw’, they can still see me in one of my favorite shows na nagawa ko ever, ‘Ika-6 na Utos’,” she says proudly.

Fans of “Magkaagaw” say they miss Sunshine’s dramatic confrontation scenes with Sheryl Cruz, who plays Veron, her arch enemy in “Magkaagaw”.  “So I was told. Enjoy silang pinapanood na nagtatarayan, nagsasasampalan at sabunutan kami. Some of them ask me kung hindi ba raw kami nagkakasakitan when we do such scenes. Siempre, hindi maiiwasan, but we’re both professionals who do it para sa ikagaganda ng aming show.”

What Shine cannot understand is why some quarters are now pitting ABS-CBN against GMA-7 after the former’s operations were shot down due to non-renewal of their franchise.

“This is not a time for us to think we’re in opposing camps,” she says. “In the final analysis, we are all in the same entertainment industry so we should just be united at huwag nang pagsabungin ang mga Kapamilya at Kapuso.”

She’s always been a Kapuso but she feels compassion for the Kapamilya people. “I’ve been with GMA for more than two decades now, but ever since, I never seriously considered na may network wars. Personally, I feel bad and I sympathize with the ABS management and its stars.”

She considers them as friends, colleagues in the industry. “When we see each others sa labas, we don’t consider naman each other as rivals. Some of them, nakatrabaho ko na in the movies that I and wala sa amin yung we belong to different networks. And I really feel sad for the 11,000 employees daw na nawalan ng trabaho. Mahirap talaga.”