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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.

Oct 16, 2022



MIKEE QUINTOS and Paul Salas are now very open about their romance, unlike other stars who try to keep their relationship a secret. 

They were so lovey-dovey at the press launch of “Mano Po Legacy: The Flower Sisters” at Luxent Hotel.  

Paul was last seen in the primetime hit “Lolong” as kontrabida to Ruru Madrid while Mikee was last seen in the afternoon hit “Apoy sa Langit”. 

Now, they are together playing the young version of the parents, Leopoldo and Carmen, of one of the four Flower Sisters played by Aiko Melendez and their love story is set in the 1970s. 

But Paul’s character will also be the father of Beauty Gonzalez, Thea Tolentino and Angel Guardian, siring them with different mothers. 

Each of the sisters will have their own intriguing back stories about their personal life. Isn’t Mikee afraid that Paul is a womanizer? 

“Sa ‘Flower Sisters’ lang po yun,” says Paul, laughing. “In real life po, faithful po ako at stick to one.”  

Mikee says that she also initially thought that Paul is a ladies’ man. 

“But that was just my first impression,” she says. “Kasi, napatunayan ko na how much he cares for me. We started as friends and that helps para mas maging maganda ang relationship namin. We help each other grow.” 

Mikee adds that Paul really thinks more maturely than his age. 

“He has good values and good goals in life. But between us, sa totoo lang, siya ang mas seloso.”

How does she feel when Paul does sexy pictorials in his underwear? 

“That’s okay with me. They can look all they want but basta they should remember, akin na siya,” she laughs. 

Both of them are happy to be part of the “Mano Po” series. 

“I’ve seen the ‘Mano Po’ movies and on TV, ‘Mano Po Legacy 1 and 2’,” says Mikee. 

“It’s a prestigious franchise movie and show and I’m really just thankful na napabilang kami sa 3rd edition na ‘The Flower Sisters’.”  

“Ako rin, as a child, I watched the ‘Mano Po’ movies and I know na ang mga aktor na kinukuha rito, yung magagaling lang talaga sa pag-arte so big honor na mapabilang ako ngayon sa ‘Mano Po: The Flower Sisters’," says Paul. 

"Period yung setting ng story namin ni Mikee in the 70s at ginastusan talaga ang production design at costumes namin. Very memorable din ito for us ni Mikee dahil ito ang first project that we act together na boyfriend-girlfriend na kami.”

“Nakatulong naman yun para mas mapag-usapan namin kung paano namin pagagandahin ang bawat eksena namin,” says Mikee. “Siempre, it’s inspiring na katrabaho mo yung taong dine-date mo, di ba?”

Mikee and Paul will be temporarily separated from each other since Mikee will be going to Europe to have a vacation with her own parents and siblings. They say they will miss each other so much. 

“Buti na lang may technology now para we can get in touch with other easily by face time or video call,” adds Mikee.

Don’t miss “Mano Po Legacy: The Flower Sisters” when it starts airing on October 31, replacing “What We Could Be”.