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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 20, 2023



KARINA BAUTISTA is from Isabela and she joined the PBB Teens Otso in 2019, where she’s first runner of the first batch. 

She then went into acting and played supporting roles in teleseryes like “Sandugo”, “Paano Kita Pasasalamatan”, “Viral Scandal” and “Iron Heart”. 

For Iwant, she did series like “Hoy, Love You” and “Love You, He He”, where she is paired with her PBB batchmate Aljon Mendoza. She will soon also start taping for a new teleserye. “Di Tayo Bagay”.

She turned 21 years old on April 29 and despite her work in showbiz, she continues to go to school at Enderun College where she is a scholar. 

She is taking up multi-media arts, major in animation. 

 “My classes are only on Tuesday and Wednesday,” she says. “Whole day po yun and they schedule my taping pag wala akong school. Kung minsan, kulang po ako sa tulog, galing sa taping, but kaya naman.”

She is happy to be hosting “The Chosen One, Chugi Night” on PIE Channel with Jameson Blake. “We’re comfortable with each other na kasi we’ve worked na before in ‘Viral Scandal’,” she adds. 

Karina is elated to be part of PIE Channel’s first anniversary  celebration with its more interactive game shows such as “Sinong Manok Mo?” (headlined by pop culture icon Jolina Magdangal with “Ate Girl” Jackie Gonzaga and Eric Nicolas), 

“Matching! Matching!” (hosted by Nikki Morena and singer Kevin Montillano), “Pak na Pak!” (hosted by the fun PaKada, Vivoree, Aljon Mendoza, Anji Salvacion, Jeremy G., Igi Boy Flores, Sheena Belarmino, and Gello Marquez), and “Ur Da Boss” (headlined by comedian Melai Cantiveros). 

With these fun shows, KaTroPIEs can win instant cash prizes and premium items.

Viewers that take an active part in the PIE experience by registering and referring others to PIE,  voting and sending reactions, as well as attending PIE's events in barangays, malls, and tourist spots around the country are eligible to gain online points. 

KaTroPIEs also gain new experiences and meaningful connections through its new programs such as “Kung Saka-Sakali” (a reality show that tackles life’s what ifs headlined by the well-loved Ogie Diaz), “Mga Kuwento ng Dilim” (stories of the paranormal hosted by dramatic actress Charlie Dizon), 

“The Chosen One (TCO): Kakatacute” (an interactive piliserye show starring actress-singer Angeline Quinto and comedian Chad Kinis), “TCO: Chugi Night” (TCO: Kakatacute’s weekly elimination show hosted by actor Jameson Blake and reality show alum Karina Bautista), 

“SPG: Saktong Pang Gabi” (the naughty evening talk show top billed by comedian Negi and supported by MNL48’s Rans Rifol and actor-model Argel Saycon), “Para Sa All” (teen narrative headlined by Mutya Orquia this month). 

Innovations such as the recurring feature KatroPIE of the Month and PIE’s new website chat function were also designed to make the KaTroPIE experience better than ever.

The fun continues through on-ground experiences, bringing the Pindot PIEnalo experience closer to home and where KaTroPIEs are. 

Watch out for more details on the Grand PIE anniversary mall show slated for June 2023 and new editions of PIE-sta on Wheels in a barangay near you..

So tune now to pie.com.ph or PIE on cable TV and IPTV systems nationwide, the PIE official YouTube channel, and the GLife section of the GCash app, and the GlobeOne app.