Tête-à-tête with Ate Guy
I CAN’T help but get nostalgic every time I see Nora Aunor. Ate Guy and my late mom (Inday Badiday) were partners in crime. They rose to fame together.
Ate Guy saw me grow up. As I write about her now, my mind goes on flashback mode. I am happy that the Superstar is back in the TV scene via GMA 7’s “Little Nanay” (weekdays on GMA Telebabad). The family-oriented drama series has such a positive and happy vibe which we all need in this time of IS crisis. If only the world could have a group hug.
Also in the series is Eddie Garcia. Two show biz giants in “Little Nanay” make quite a formidable combination.
Here’s my chat with Ate Guy.
What made you accept the offer of GMA 7?
First of all, I accepted the offer to do “Little Nanay (Mommy)” because it has a good story. Compared to the movies I make, the show is light, which is a welcome change for me. There is a lot to be learned from the show, especially by mothers. Secondly, I am comfortable with the staff and crew, whom I have worked with before in “Pari Koy.”
Do you agree with what some quarters say, that Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza is the “Nora Aunor” of this generation?
It’s hard for me to answer that because I have not watched her on TV—I have not met her personally. I would rather leave it to the audience to answer that.
What advice did you give your granddaughter, Janine Gutierrez, about show biz?
To keep her feet on the ground and not to forget all the people who helped her along the way. To love her job so she will have staying power.
Who is the foreign celebrity you would like to have dinner with and what would you ask him or her?
My idols, Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep. I will have my picture taken with them and ask for their autographs. I would be too shy to ask them any questions.
What’s your fondest memory of your struggling days?
Trying my luck and going against all odds for the sake of my family.
What’s your reaction to people who impersonate you?
I’m fine with that because I know they keep people entertained, but I just hope they won’t exaggerate. Some of their movements, I don’t really do.
Among all your classic lines in your movies, which one is your favorite?
“Walang himala! (There is no miracle!)” and “Hayop! (Animal!)”
ABS-CBN Corporation bagged a whopping 23 awards at the 37th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) for its programs and special projects.
Here’s the honor roll: “ANC’s The World Tonight,” best news program; “Nathaniel,” best children and youth program; “Mission Possible,” best public service program; ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management’s “Thank You sa Malasakit, Pope Francis” campaign tied with ABS-CBN Cebu’s “Panguma” campaign about farming, best TV ad–public service category; “Failon Ngayon sa DZMM,” best news commentary; “DZMM Lenten Drama Special,” best drama program; “Salitang Buhay,” best counseling program; and “Dr. Love Always and Forever,” best entertainment program; “DZMM Red Alert,” special citation for the educational program category; Star Music’s “We Are All God’s Children” (sung by Jamie Rivera), best music and video and best inspirational song, plus two special citations for the inspirational album and secular song categories; Star Music’s “Ipagpatuloy ang Galing ng Pilipino” (sung by Gary and Gab Valenciano), best secular song; and Star Cinema’s (in partnership with Ten17 Productions) “Kid Kulafu,” student’s choice for best film award.
Special citations were also given to “TV Patrol Visayas” of ABS-CBN Cebu, “Docucentral’s Ang Mabuting Pastol: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas,” “Thank You sa Malasakit: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas,” and “Mukha: Pagsisikap” for the special coverage and news magazine categories; “Ryan Ryan Musikahan: Home for Christmas” of Jeepney TV and “Docucentral: Ako at ang Papa,” for the TV special category.
Alden Richards, the new face of Talk ’N Text’s Extend promo alongside Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza, revealed five apps he can’t live without.
“Of course, for social media, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are three apps I use to connect with the public, friends and fans,” said the “Pambansang Bae.”
“I also have that Spending Tracker app for budgeting my resources. And I have the Calm App for stress. I really use that to manage my stress levels.”
I won’t be surprised if an “AlDub” app is created soon.
“App and up,” the phenomenal love team goes!
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