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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.

Jul 26, 2020


CAMILLE PRATS and Iya Villania have something in common. They both have three kids: two boys and one girl. This is why they get along so well as co-hosts in the GMA-7 morning show “Mars Pa More”, which will start airing new episodes starting this Monday, July 27.

“Because of the lockdown, we had nothing but reruns muna and then si Iya gave birth to her third baby,” says Camille. “Tamang-tama rin, we are celebrating our first anniversary ni Iya as co-hosts sa show.”

The show used to be “Mars” on GMA News TV with Suzi Entrata as Camille’s co-host. When it was transferred to GMA-7, Iya took over since Suzi is also with GMA’s other morning show, “Unang Hirit”. Camille says Iya is a fun co-host.

“Kasi she’s naturally funny,” she says. “Throughout the show, talagang ang saya-saya kasi tawanan kami nang tawanan as we present serious topics concerning women in an entertaining manner. We talk about our experiences as wives, mothers, and also about housekeeping and physical fitness. We also have guests who open up their own lives to share their own personal insights and inspire our viewers.”

The show’s different segments include Pusuan Mo Mars about personal stories, Handy Mars about housekeeping, Mars Masarap about cooking, Mars Sharing Group about sharing common experiences close to their hearts, Push Mo Mars about physical fitness, and Mars Magaling about family games. They also offer house tours of their guest celebrities.

Camille is proud that they have not only female but also male viewers. “Meron din kasi kaming segments with Pars participating, husbands and fathers who want to improve their relationships with their wives and children. So we encourage the Pars to hook up with Mars in raising well their families.”

Mars Pa More’s week-long fresh episodes are produced from home, with the two hands-on moms becoming their own cameramen, lighting directors, make-up artists and stylists. On Monday (July 27), the special guest is Comedy Concert Queen AiAi Delas Alas as she gives Kapuso viewers a peek at how her family thrives in the new normal and a how-to of her Fluffy Cake on Mars Masarap.

Then DJ Loonyo takes the audience on a “walk-cumentary” on Hangzhou, China to show how things are getting back to normal from the pandemic. He also does a fun choreography for your next TikTok content on Push Mo Mars.

On Tuesday (July 28), revel in exclusive house tours and a morning of chikahan with Glaiza de Castro as she introduces their simple yet comfortable bed and breakfast hotel and talks about her long-distance relationship with her Irish boyfriend;

and soon-to-be-dad Rodjun Cruz also opens his house and receives Feng Shui tips on how to invite prosperity in his living space and throws in a 5-minute home workout to keep everyone healthy and in shape amid the closure of gyms.

Relieve stress and woes fueled by the crisis this Wednesday (July 29) with a funny commentary from comedian Betong Sumaya as he whips up an easy corned beef omelet dish on Mars Masarap.

Also joining in on the fun is TikTok personality Marvs who will star in a comical sketch together with viral sensation Aling Nena who is the person behind the famous lines ‘walang ganun mars?’

It’s about to rain ‘feels’ on Thursday (July 30) as Kapuso couple Barbie Forteza and Jak Roberto spill the beans on how they conquer relationship hiccups and maintain a healthy communication in the new normal. The two will also concoct the perfect Dalgona Coffee that everyone is raving about.

On Pusuan Mo Mars, a mother and COVID-19 survivor tells the heartwarming tale of love and triumph as she bravely nurses her child at the peak of her illness and shares how she overcame discrimination while on her way to recovery.

Finally, Rocco Nacino and Kris Bernal make the Friday (July 31) episode extra special with their fun quaranthings to kill everyone’s boredom. Certified plantito Rocco gives his first-hand tips on how to become a plant enthusiast while Kris shows her easy-to-follow workouts using something as simple as a bag!

Also, get to know more about a couple who still pushed through with their quarantine wedding ceremony. Don’t miss the exciting new segments and surprises on Mars Pa More’s week-long anniversary special beginning Monday (July 27), 8:45AM, only on GMA Network.