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Most stars say they were nice in 2012

/ 11:52 PM December 30, 2012

Ronnie Ricketts

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.”


Karen Davila

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.”

Eula Caballero


“I really like to go out a lot, but I’m still nice—I still have curfews, which I always follow!”


VICTOR Silayan



“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…”

Jestoni Alarcon


“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.”

Gerard Sison


“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.”

Arnell Ignacio

Comedian/radio show host

ARNELL Ignacio

“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.”

Rhea Santos

TV host/newscaster

“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.”

Ritz Azul


“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.”

Shalani Soledad

TV host/Valenzuela City councilor

“I was naughty this year…eating all the junk food and chocolates I can see.”

Evelyn Vargas


“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.”


AJ Dee


“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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