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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 15, 2021



                                   PAULINE MENDOZA with BF MAYOR BRYAN CELESTE

PAULINE MENDOZA, lead star of GMA Afternoon Prime’s hit soap “Babawiin Ko ang Lahat”, is very open about her relationship with the very young mayor of Alaminos City, Pangasinan, Bryan Celeste.  

It’s an LDR (long distance relationship) kind of relationship since Pauline is based in Manila while Mayor Bryan is in home city famous its Hundred Islands, but it’s working well, thanks to today’s modern technology where they can easily make video calls to keep in touch.

When Pauline was interviewed by the press via zoom for “Babawiin Ko ang Lahat”, she and her family are with Bryan in Alaminos. Pauline is intending to put up her own skin care and beauty center in her boyfriend’s turf. 

She wants to make it clear that they’re not business associates but she’s up her beauty center all on her own. 

She and Bryan practice all the necessary health protocols before they saw each other. 

“Yes, nagpa-swab test muna kami to make sure we’re both okay,” she says. “Mahigpit din sila dito sa Alaminos about safety protocols, lalo’t maraming nagpupunta rito from outside to visit Hundred Islands.”

Since she’s putting up her own business in Alaminos, it looks like she’s seriously considering settling down there for good. Have they talked about wedding plans? 

“No, not yet. Kasi we’re both so young. I’m just 21 years old and he’s 24, so pareho kaming mas focused pa sa aming careers. 

"Lalo na ako, ngayon lang ako nabigyan ng lead role ng GMA dito sa ‘Babawiin Ko ang Lahat’, so dito muna ang focus ko.  Kaya as of now, career muna ang priority namin.”

She’s so proud of Bryan as she can see that the people of Alaminos love him. 

“He was only 22 years old when he won as mayor and he really dedicated himself sa trabaho niya kaya naa-appreciate siya ng mga tao. Sobrang nakaka-proud nga kasi he’s really hardworking and people know he’s a dedicated public servant.”

She’s also happy that viewers liked “Babawiin Ko ang Lahat”. 

“Nababasa ko yung comments nila sa social media and they really follow the story and enjoy watching every episode. Affected sila sa mga nangyayari sa amin ng mother ko, played by Tanya Garcia, and they really hate Dulce Espejo, the villain played by Carmina Villaroel. 

"Andaming nagtatanong sa akin kung kailan ko daw ba gagawin yung title na ‘Babawiin Ko ang Lahat’, naiinip na sila. So I told them, wait lang kayo. We will get there soon. 

"Basta huwag kayong bibitaw at panoorin nyo ang susunod pang pasabog na episodes. Makakabawi rin kami ng family ko mula sa lahat ng pang-aapi sa amin.”