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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.

Aug 3, 2022



MAJA SALVADOR is starting a new comedy show about people dreaming of making it big in showbusiness, “Oh My Korona”.  

This is the second big original show TV5 has launched this month after the movie serye, “Suntok sa Buwan”, starring Aga Muhlach and Elijah Canlas in a moving father-and-son story. 

Maja will play Lavinia, nicknamed Lablab, a beautiful former hotel manager who’s currently out of work.

Her dream is to go abroad and manage a big hotel there.

In the meantime, she gets a big surprise when her late mother turned out to have left her a boarding house called the Korona Residences that she can now manage. 

The boarding house is populated by people who are dreaming and aspiring to hit it big in showbusiness. 

But it turns out it is Maja as Lablab who will be discovered by a big talent manager who offers to launch her in showbiz. 

But Maja herself is not enthusiastic about it. 

Earlier, she has vowed not to ever join tinseltown as she believes showbiz ruined her mom’s life and her father who abandoned them is a former actor. 

“Isinusumpa talaga ng character ko ang showbiz, pero heto, the irony of it, siya ang na-discover at pinipilit mag-artista,” says Maja.

“Oh My Korona” is a project for TV5 of Maja’s own Crown Artists Management with her boyfriend Rambo Nunez who says the idea for the show was hatched during the pandemic and they aim to entertain people specially during these challenging times we’re living in. 

After doing so many dramatic soaps like her recently concluded “Nino Nina”, this is Maja's first sitcom meant to showcase her versatility as an actress. 

Of course, no one can question her dancing skills as she is just amazing in her dance sequences in “Eat Bulaga”.

 But now, her comedic skills can also no longer be questioned as she displays excellent comic timing in “Oh My Korona”. 

We’ve seen the show’s first episode and she really stands out in her hilarious comic scenes.

Supporting Maja in “Oh My Korona” are Joey Marquez as Louie, the former actor who is now the manager of the Sunrise Talent Agency and wants to recruit Maja; RK Bagatsing as King Bautista, Joey’s 's godson and assistant who becomes Maja's love interest. 

Playing the five boarders who all dream of hitting it big in showbiz are Kakai Bautista as Marga, the has been actress who is still feeling diva and helping send her brother to school; Pooh as Gerry, who aspires to be a stuntman; 

Thou Reyes as Kobe, a former child star and wannabe rapper; Christine Samson as Layla, the sexy spaghetti vlogger; and Jai Agpangan as Betchay, the retoke girl who’s addicted to cosmetic enhancements.  

Also in the cast are Queenay Mercado as Emilia, an epal na Marites in the boarding house; Guel Espina as JM, as aspiring K-pop idol; and Jessie Salvador (real life sister of Maja) as JC, a sexy secretary. 

This is under the direction of Ricky Victoria (a veteran comedy director who started with "Tropang Trumpo") and will start its telecast to spread good vibes this Saturday, August 6, at 7:30 PM.