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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 5, 2023



HE WAS introduced in “Lagaslas” as VR Relosa, where he impressed viewers with his portrayal of a horny young man who covets the young woman living with their neighbor.

Director Roman Perez then got him to be the leading man of Yen Durano in “Litsoneras” where he’s so convincing in his anti-hero role who gets a very brutal comeuppance in the end. 

Now, he is currently the busiest among Vivamax young studs and he has changed his name to Victor.  

“Kasi dalawa po sa boses sa Viva are called VR, so I had to change my name and use Victor, na real name ko naman po kasi VR stands for Victor Ronald,” he says. 

He now plays another lead role in “Kamadora”, once again directed by Roman Perez Jr. 

“Litsoneras”, he plays Jonas, a dirty litsonero who’s always in shorts and shirtless. This time, he plays David, an executive in a department store who is always well dressed in suits and formal wear. 

“Magkalayong-magkalayo po talaga ang roles na ginagampanan ko and I like it para makita ng viewers na I’m versatile enough to play different kinds of roles,” he says. 

“Dito sa ‘Kamadora’, I even get to do action scenes with Tiffany Grey. It’s our most difficult scene in the movie, kasi kinunan sa labas, in the streets of Binondo, may habulan at barilan. 

"Mahirap, kasi walang crowd control and we’re just on our own. Natural ang reactions ng mga tao sa paligid at di nila alam na may shooting, pero masaya palang gumawa ng ganung action scene. Nag-enjoy ako.”

Other directors have taken notice of him and he is now in the cast of four other new films. 

In “Kahalili”, directed by Bobby Bonifacio Jr, he is paired with Micaella Raz. 

In “Sila ay Akin”, he is paired with two of Vivamax top actresses, Angeli Khang and Azi Acosta, directed by Mac Alejandre. 

He is also starring in “Secret Campus”, where he plays a delivery rider who gets involved with different women, directed by Jose Javier Reyes. 

Then Roman Perez Jr. gets to direct him again in “Halo Halo X”.

Doesn’t he get tired doing one movie after another? 

“Nakakapagod po,” he admits. “Dumating nga sa point na nilalagnat ako, nagsusuka ako, but I told my director na ituloy lang po natin as I don’t wanna be the cause of delay sa shooting. 

"Ang importante kasi, gusto mo yung ginagawa mo and that will give you strength and energy to go on.”

He also wants to take advantage of the opportunities coming his way.

“Bata pa po ako, gusto ko na talagang mag-artista. Sumali pa nga ako sa acting contest for kids noon.

"Ngayong dumating ang break na ito for me, sabi nga nila, make hay while the sun shines. Huwag mong sayangin ang pagkakataon.”