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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 13, 2021



CASSY LEGASPI says it’s easy for her brother Mavy and her to decide to sign up with GMA-7 and not any other network. 

“Our parents are already with the Kapuso network so my brother and I said we might as well join them,” she says at the zoom presscon of her first TV series, “First Yaya”. “Now i have no regrets about joining GMA-7 kasi super happy ako rito.”

Has she always wanted to act? 

“Yes, kasi I grew up going with my mom or dad sa set ng shows nila so noon pa, I wanted to be an actress na. And now that I’m here, I want to be an artista even more. I super love the job and I can see myself doing this for a very very long time. I’m so excited in this journey of mine.” 

How does she feel when bashers say she just got into showbiz because “anak siya ni Carmina at ni Zoren”? 

“Naku, kami ng brother ko, tanggap na namin yan. Hindi na mawawala yan. Sanay na kami roon. 

"I don’t hate it, totoo namang anak kami nina Carmina at Zoren, so okay lang. But siempre, eventually we both want to have our own identity and make a name for ourselves. 

"This is us and this is what we can do, so give us the chance to recognize us on our own.”

Since her first series is about a “yaya”, has she had a yaya in real life?

“Yes, we have Yaya Cora and she has been with me since I was small. She’s been with me through everything and always takes care of me. Pati sa school activities nga, she attends with my parents. 

"Bale twenty years na siya sa amin, since we were born. We don’t treat as kasambahay kasi parang second mom ko na siya. She knows everything about my life kaya family na talaga siya.”

She’s currently being linked to her “First Yaya” leading man JD Domagoso and also to singer Darren Espanto. What does her mom advise her about this? 

“Sabi niya, protect your heart muna. Huwag masyadong ma-fall. Take your time. It will come. As of now, focus on yourself muna. 

"And I agree with her. My acting career has just started, so dito muna ang focus ko. Okay lang yung link-link with boys, basta huwag seseryosohin. You should know your priorities.”

"First Yaya" will air starting this Monday night at 8 PM, in an unprecedented simultaneous telecast on GMA-7 after "24 Oras" and on GMA News TV before "The Lost Recipe".