NAUGHTY OR NICE?
Most stars say they were nice in 2012Philippine Daily Inquirer
Actor/Optical Media Board chairperson
“I’m consistently nice. At work, I make sure to communicate regularly with representatives of the music, movie and karaoke industries. To people affected by what I do, especially our Muslim brothers, I make sure to listen to their concerns and to educate them on the ill-effects of piracy. As a family man, people are amazed at how I’m still able to find time to spend with my wife and two daughters. I take every opportunity I have to bond with them.”
TV news anchor
“I was nice. I think 2012 was a honing year for me. I learned a lot of things, career-wise and personally. Growing can sometimes be painful, but I’ve become a better person and, most of all, a better mother.”
“I really like to go out a lot, but I’m still nice—I still have curfews, which I always follow!”
“I’m always nice. But this year, it’s a little bit of both. I was also naughty because I met a girl this year…and you know what happened…”
“I avoided bad things by going straight home from the set. I stick to clean living. I’m a family man and I want to spend more quality time with my wife and four children.”
“I was both naughty and nice this year. I was naughty in many ways because I admit that I enjoy my single life. But I can also say that I was nice because I took part in Project Rescue. It’s a campaign against human trafficking and child exploitation.”
Comedian/radio show host
“I was generous (and) nicer to MMDA (Metro Manila Development Authority) traffic enforcers and airport janitors. As to how nice I’ve been as a dad this past year, it’s better to get my grade from my daughter Sofia.”
“I was both naughty and nice this 2012—nice because I started something healthy, which was mountain biking, but naughty lately for challenging advanced bike trails and hurting myself a couple of times, slamming on trees.”
“I was both naughty and nice this past year: naughty because I tended to be childish sometimes; nice because, as an actress, I trained hard and performed well; naughty because, as a daughter, I didn’t always have time for my parents; nice in the sense that I worked hard to be able to provide what they need.”
TV host/Valenzuela City councilor
“I was naughty this year…eating all the junk food and chocolates I can see.”
“I was naughty because, for six months, I’ve been living away from my husband and daughter who are based in Europe. I’m in Manila working on some films. I was nice because, while I’m here, I am able to take care of my 94-year-old mother.”
“I was a little naughty. Especially when I go out with friends. Another thing I was naughty about was smoking. As a New Year’s resolution last January, I tried to quit, but I recently went back to it. When it comes to dealing with other people, I am always nice.”
“I am always nice. I’ve learned from the sad experiences of former comedians who hit hard times when they left show biz. That’s why I always try to be professional. I work hard and save my earnings. I really take care of the opportunities that come my way. I love and value my job.”
Interviews by Marinel Cruz, Allan Policarpio, and Bayani San Diego Jr.
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