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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 1, 2022



MYRTLE SARROSA renews her contract as endorser of Sisters Sanitary Napkins and Pantyliners of Megasoft Company. She is now six years with Sisters. 

“I’m so happy to renew my contract with Sisters,” she says. “When I was told I’d renew, naiyak ako kasi I was still in school in 2016 when they got me at yung talent fee nila, nakatulong sa’kin to do my film projects.  

"Sisters helps me na mapagsabay ang pag-aaral at pagtatrabaho sa showbiz.   Then I graduated and we started doing school tours all over the country with their big boss, Ms. Aileen Choi-Go.”

She feels so blessed to have worked with Ms. Aileen. 

“Kasi she’s really like a big sister to me. She even helped me put up my own business na food cart. Andami na naming pinuntahan, pinagsamahan. Binaha kami, binagyo, na-stuck kami sa eruplano paikot-ikot kami for three hours di makababa yung plane due to bad weather. 

"Namulto rin kami sa Samar. Kaya sabi ko, kahit tumanda ako, gusto ko I’d endorse Sisters pa rin. Now, napkins and pantyliners and later, puede akong mag-promote ng kanilang adult diapers.”

Ms. Aileen is asked what she likes in Myrtle. 

“Magkasundo talaga kami. She’s been a part of the growth of Sisters. Totoong tao siya kaya masarap pakisamahan. She’s in showbiz pero hindi siya showbiz. It’s like we’re really two sisters and we constantly communicate with each other. It’s not just her contract with us as endorser, but we are like family. 

"She’s so cooperative. Once, we attended an event and after she performed, she went back to her room in our hotel. But when she learned that Sisters got three awards as a top brand, she insisted on going down again to be with us.”

What happened to their school tours during the pandemic? 

“Tuloy pa rin kami sa school tours to help empower students in various part of the country to do good in school,” says Ms. Aileen. “We give them awards for their accomplishments to help encourage them and their teachers. We give equipment, computers, speakers, microphones to the schools.”

“Challenging ang pandemic kasi we can’t go to them personally,” says Myrtle. “But we attended their zoom classes to maintain our connection with them. Students ask me questions like how do you achieve your dreams and succeed in life?  

"I always tell them to prioritize their studies, not their lovelife, and avoid teenage pregnancies. Hopefully, when the virus is over, we can go back to our face-to-face tours kasi iba pa rin yung may personal interaction ka with them.”

The pandemic threatened the business of Ms. Aileen.  

“At the start of the pandemic, gustong ipasara ang factory namin for health protocols, for the safety of our workers. But thanks to Cong. Nina Taduran she helped us to make the authorities realize na we need not be closed down kasi kailangan ng tao ang products namin. 

"Dahil sa pandemic, we explored other venues of selling and you can order all Megasoft products now from our online stores thru Shopee and Lazada.”

Myrtle won in PBB but she moved to GMA-7 two years ago. How’s her showbiz career now? “Sobrang blessed ako sa GMA kasi dire-diretso ang projects ko sa kanila. 

"Talagang inalagaan nila ako and I’m so grateful to them. I did ‘Nagbabagang Luha’ with them, then guestings in ‘Wish Ko Lang’, “Magpakailanman’, ‘Tadhana’, and now I’m hosting ‘iBilib’. Kasama rin ako sa new show ni Jennylyn Mercado, ‘Love Die Repeat’, na nahinto muna while she’s pregnant.”

How about her lovelife? 

“Wala. I’m so busy with my life and work, kasi I also put up my own small production agency and we do videos and online content. I also went back into gaming and Thai and Malaysian companies consult me about it.

"And advice nga of my Big Sis Aileen, hindi kailangang madaliin as it will come in the right time. Yun din mismo ang advice namin sa students when we do school tours. Don’t rush your lovelife and avoid teen pregnancy.”