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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.

Jan 17, 2022



JUANCHO TRIVINO is glad to be back in acting as Damien Santiago in “Little Princess”. 

“Maganda yung role ko as a top gamer na magiging kalaban ni Jo Berry sa Mobile Legends,” he says. 

“Anak ako ni Tito Lander Vera Perez and it will turn out later na si Jo is anak naman ni Tito Jestoni Alarcon na rival businessman ng dad ko, so bale doble yung conflict between us. But still, magiging good friends kami ni Jo and I will develop some feelings for her. It's fun to work with Jo kasi laging masaya ang attitude niya sa set.”

He was last seen in “Madrasta” about a year ago. In between acting assignments, he accepted temporary work in a BPO company to augment his family’s monthly income. 

Juancho married “Unang Hirit” co-host Joyce Pring on February 9, 2020 and their baby boy, Liam, was born on July 5, 2021. 

The offer to do “Little Princess” came three months later and it was a struggle for Juancho as it is lock in taping that will require him to be staying away from his wife and son.

“Yes, nahirapan ako, kasi three months pa lang ang baby namin at that time,” he says. 

“But I have to thank my wife Joyce kasi she encouraged me to accept the acting job dahil trabaho yun, e. Mahirap din sa part niya kasi, dati, palitan kami sa pagtulog at may post-partum blues pa siya. But awa ng Diyos, nakaraos naman kami, pero sobrang na-miss ko ang mag-ina ko.”

He is thankful that all his co-stars in “Little Princess” were all very supportive on the set. “From Jo Berry who plays the title role hanggang sa EP at directors namin, sinuportahan nila ako. 

"Also si Rodjun Cruz, who is a first time father like me, he helped me with my journey. Pero at least, mas malaki-laki na yung baby niya nang iwan niya for the locked in taping. Buti na lang nga, we can do facetime and video call ni Joyce para masubaybayan ko ang baby namin.”

Juancho says being a dad really changed him a lot. “Dati, I woke up lang when there’s work to do or I have to work out. Sarili ko lang ang inaalala ko. 

"But now, I have to think of my wife first, and our child. It’s not just me anymore. Sila na ang foremost responsibility ko.”

But he’s grateful and very happy about it. 

“Sabi nga ni Rodjun, sila ang inspiration para sa amin to do better in our life and our career. They make things more challenging but also very exciting. Alam ko na ngayong I have a son, so I have to be very careful para maging mabuti akong father sa kanya. I want to be a good role model for him.”