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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 2, 2021



SUE RAMIREZ is happy to star in Regal’s special comedy-drama presentation for Mother’s Day, “Mommy Issues”, where she plays the daughter of Pokwang. 

Aside from this film, she has also completed an action film, “Kid Alpha One”, with her beau, Javi Benitez, and an international movie, “Finding Agnes”, shown streaming on Netflix. On TV, she’s still being seen in the TV5 weekend sitcom, “Oh My Dad”. 

Isn’t she so lucky to be busy with work when other stars are jobless in this pandemic? 

“Yes, I feel so blessed na tuloy-tuloy lang ang trabaho ko at magaganda ang projects na napupunta sa’kin, like this movie ‘Mommy Issues’ which is about mother-and-daughter relationships,” she says.

“I’m dedicating this to my own mom who’s been an inspiration to me all these years.”

Sue is the youngest of four kids of Chit and James Dodd. Her mom is from Negros and her dad is an American. 

In a zoom presscon for “Mommy Issues”, Sue was surprised when her Mommy Chit showed up to say some words about her.

“We raised all our kids as independent and responsible,” says her mommy. “Basta we remind them to always be honorable and on their right track. 

"Si Sue, we tell her to preserve her dignity as a woman and be firm in her values. To be good in the craft of her chosen profession for her to be successful. Siya na ang bahala sa buhay niya. 

"She manages her own finances and we don’t even know how much she is earning. Basta pinagpe-pray ko na maging mabuti at matinong tao siya.”

Sue was teary eyed after her mom spoke about her. She says: 

“All that I am now is because of my mom. I would like to say that I was raised well and thank you very much to her. All the positive things people say about me, it’s because of her and how she raised me. For that, I am truly very grateful.”

“Mommy Issues” is her third movie with Regal after “The Debutantes” and “Cuddle Weather” where she also played lead roles. 

“I’m really thankful sa Regal kasi they give me good projects. I’m proud of ‘Mommy Issues’ and I think all moms should watch it with their daughters para mag-bonding sila. 

"In the story, mom ko si Ate Pokwang and grandma ko si Ms. Gloria Diaz, na katrabaho ko rin sa ‘Oh My Dad’. I’m paired with Jerome Ponce pero ayaw ng mom ko sa kanya. 

"Ate Pokwang naman is paired with Ryan Bang, pero ayaw rin ng mama niya sa boyfriend niya. Doon ang main conflict ng story which is both funny and touching so don’t miss it.”

“Mommy Issues” will be available for streaming on Upstream, KTX, iWant at TFC starting May 7, 2021.