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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 8, 2020



WINWYN MARQUEZ is always being asked how she feels now that ex-boyfriend Mark Herras is about to be a dad again (he had a previous love child), with his current fiancee, Nicole Donesa. 

“Honestly, I’m very happy for them,” she says. “Matagal na kaming wala ni Mark and given the chance, I would like to see them and congratulate them personally.”

How come she herself has yet to find a new BF after Mark?  “Kailangan ba, laging may boyfriend? Happy naman ako being single. I believe darating din yung tamang lalaking inilaan ni Lord for me, pero hindi ko hinahanap.  

"Meron namang nanliligaw, but it’s not a priority for me. At saka may pandemic, ayoko ng ligawang text-text lang, facetime or online. Maghihintay na lang ako ng tamang panahon.”

Winwyn is currently undergoing regular military training every weekend under the Philippine Navy and she will finish her course by November. 

“The experience is life-changing. I would like to take part in civil and military operations, as well as in humanitarian work. 

"I have always gravitated toward the path of service. I want to be able to protect not only my loved ones but also our fellowmen in times of emergencies,” she says.

She just did lock in taping for the weeklong episode, “High Rise Lovers”, which will be featured in GMA-7’s hit primetime drama anthology, “I Can See You”. 

She plays the third wheel in the romance of Lovi Poe and Tom Rodriguez. Lovi plays Samantha while Tom plays Luis. Their marriage has been deteriorating as they have conflicting views and objectives in life.

The couple has just moved to a new condominium unit. Samantha is so devoted to her own career and is due for another promotion that she neglects her duties as a wife.  

Luis is an engineer-contractor who’s currently unemployed. He then meets another condo owner, Winwyn as Isabel, who wants to have her unit renovated and she asks Luis to do it. They become very close in the process.

“My character as Isabel is a free-spirited young woman. A passionate artist and singer who wants to experience love but avoids the serious commitment that goes with it,” says Winwyn. “So ako yun magiging dahilan kung bakit magkakaroon ng big conflict sa mag-asawa. 

"Don’t miss it as I’m sure a lot of people can relate with it and you’ll gain a lot of insights about relationships when you watch it. Magaganda yung confrontation scenes namin dito ni Lovi as the wife and the kabit, so abangan nyo.”

She’s glad to get back to work doing a short series like “High Rise Lovers”. 

“It gives you the perfect chance to experience how it is to do taping in the new normal before going to a full length series. Siempre, maraming safety protocols and you'll also learn how to do love scenes in the time of the pandemic. You just have to leave a lot of it to the viewer’s imagination. And despite the difficulties, life goes on.”

“High Rise Lovers” start airing this Monday, October 12, after “Encantadia”, also starring Teresa Loyzaga and Divine Tetay, directed by Monti Parungao.