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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.

Nov 26, 2020



KYLINE ALCANTARA turned 18 last September but she didn’t have a grand debut as planned, simply because the pandemic came to town and spoiled it.

“Nakapag-book na kami sa hotel, last year pa, nag-down na nga kami,” she says. “When the lockdown came in March, I was hoping before my birthday, sana matapos na ito, but it didn’t happen. 

"So I just accepted it na lang. Wala namang magagawa. I don’t want to dwell on negative emotions, so nagkaroon na lang ako ng special 18th birthday pictorial na pinaganda talaga namin.”

But soon after that, she got the news that they’re about to resume taping for her hit afternoon soap that was disrupted by the pandemic, “Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit”. 

“So ayun, natuwa naman ako, at least back to work na kami,” she says. “Lock in taping nga lang. Mahirap dahil maraming health protocols. 

"Tapos inabot pa kami ng mga bagyo while we’re taping sa isang hotel resort in San Mateo, Rizal. But we’re all glad na balik na kami sa trabaho kasi me and all my co-stars all missed acting before the camera.”

She’s happy to see Mylene Dizon again, who plays her mother, Nora Aunor as her grandmother, her leading man Yasser Marta and the other members of the cast like Zoren Legaspi and Gabby Eigenmann. 

“And of course, our director, si Direk Laurice Guillen from whom I’m learning so much about acting while we’re doing this show,” she adds.

So how is it being officially a grown up at 18? 

“I’ve been told that adulthood is not gonna be an easy ride, but with the people around me guiding me, I know that I will be just fine. 

"Kaya natutuwa ako sa pakikinig sa stories ng mga nauna sa’kin sa showbiz, like Ms. Nora Aunor, as you’ll really learn a lot from her with her wealth of experience in showbiz.”

Kyline says all the fans of “Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit” who’ve been asking in social media as to when they will resume it’s showing should now watch out for their return in December. 

“Abangan nyo lang at babalik na kami. And we promise you mas lalong gumanda ang takbo ng story at maraming mga pasabog na eksena to please all of you.”