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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 6, 2023



BEKS BATTALION of Lassy, Chad Kinis and MC Muah had a hit concert last year. 

Now, they star in their own movie, “Beks Days of Our Lives”, to be shown in theaters on May 17. At their face-to-face presscon, we ask them how their friendship started. 

“Nagsimula kami sa comedy bars,” says Lassy. “Si Chad ang unang nag-vlog sa amin and kinulit niya kami ni MC to join him. 

"Nag-hit naman yung vlogs namin kasi pandemic, hindi lumalabas ang mga tao at naaliw sila sa panonood sa amin. Then kinuha kami ng Viva. 

"Pinag-concert kami online then live sa New Frontier. Sinama kami sa movie na ‘Manananggal na Nahahati ang Puso’ and now, may sarili na kaming movie. 

Kay Chad din galing ang name naming Beks Battalion.”

So they think Chad has K (karapatan) to direct their movie? 

“Ay opo,” says MC. “Kasi si Chad, nag-aral talaga siya ng formal filmmaking kaya alam niya talaga ang ginagawa niya as a director. 

"Magugulat kayo sa movie namin kasi hindi lang siya comedy kundi may drama rin nang isa sa amin ang magkasakit. 

"May puso siya, but ang core pa rin ng movie is comedy para ma-entertain ang viewers.”

In “Beks Days of Our Lives”, a dramedy movie from Viva Films, the trio of Lassy, Chad and MC  will show the different experiences friends usually go through.

It will show how they stick together through thick and thin to turn their tears to laughter, and make their friendship last despite all the odds. 

In the story, Richard (Chad Kinis), Melvin (MC Muah), and Reggie (Lassy) have been friends for many years despite working in different fields. 

Richard is an insurance broker. Melvin works as a tour guide. Reggie is into sales. 

Every week, they see to it that they bond together. They also have an anniversary date for their friendship to celebrate it.

But their annual celebration together may soon come to an end as Reggie has been diagnosed with leukemia. 

Heartbroken, they agree to go to Camarines Sur to create more beautiful memories together. 

If it’s going to be their last great adventure together, then they’re already claiming it to be the best days of their lives!

In this vacation, they find themselves in many hilarious situations, but at the same time, they are also able to address some important family issues. 

Everything’s going perfectly well until the night Reggie collapses. 

And then everything comes crashing down. 

As the friends are already overwhelmed by illness, guilt, and rifts, a devastating secret is about to be revealed. 

Can they still cope with it? 

“Beks Days of Our Lives” is extra special for Chad Kinis as it is his directorial debut.

On his Facebook post, Chad expresses his joy for fulfilling his dream to direct a movie for their group, Beks Battalion. 

So does Chad really intend to pursue a career in directing apart from being part of Beks Batatlion?  

“Yes, dream ko po talaga yun. Maging director gaya ni Darryl Yap at ng nasirang Wenn Deramas and Phillip Lazaro. 

"Given the chance, I want to drink other actors also, hindi lang kami, like Vice Ganda who’s been very supportive of us and even helps us promote ou movie. 

"Kaya sana, panoorin nyo po ang ‘Beks Days of Our Lives’. 

"It’s a joyful celebration of love, friendship, and life itself, and we assure na masisiyahan po kayo sa panononood sa mga sinehan starting May 17 po.”