Gelli’s unsolicited advice to mistresses

/ 12:30 AM March 23, 2019

Pansamantagal” (temporary infinity) is quite a catchy title. The charming film, top-billed by Gelli de Belen and Bayani Agbayani, is funny and touching in equal parts, with “hugot” lines and punchlines galore. For a change, Bayani shows his dramatic side, while Gelli’s acting is subdued.


Gelli portrays a mistress, while Bayani plays a writer who’s a lost soul. Fate makes their paths cross. Even if their friendship is fleeting, its impact lasts. Such is the beauty of serendipity.

Here’s  my chat with Gelli:


What’s your take on mistresses? I am sure most mistresses would rather not be in the situation they’re in, but they choose to stay. At the end of the day, they’re still hurting others, like fellow women and children. That can’t be a good way to live your life.

What’s your unsolicited advice to mistresses?  Leave him. You deserve better.

What would you do if you found out that your husband has a mistress? Goodbye, husband.

What makes your marriage work? I think it’s mostly because of Ariel (Rivera). I am blessed to have a husband who truly values family as much as I do. He isn’t interested in the glitz that comes with our job, and it really helps lessen additional stress.

More than love, respect and generosity of spirit help in making any partner stay with the other. Communication helps, but it has to be two-sided.

What’s the craziest thing that you and Ariel have done together? Oh my. I just realized how boring we are, because I can’t think of having done anything crazy with him (laughs).

What advice would you give your sons about love and women? Treat women with respect and make sure that whoever they choose to be with will help make them better versions of themselves. Their partner should never define who they are.


What’s your fave line in your movie? “Ang hirap sa inyong mga kabataan, nabasa n’yo lang sa Google, akala ninyo pinagdaanan n’yo na.” (The problem with you millennials is, just because you read about something on Google, you make it seem like you’ve experienced it yourself.)

What don’t people know about Gelli and Janice de Belen?  We both love K-drama. We are clumsy. We cannot talk on the phone and, at the same time, listen to other people talking to us in person. No multitasking.

Former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Niña Jose and her hubby, Mayor Cezar Quiambao, will lead the grand celebration of Bayambang, Pangasinan’s 405th year from April 1 to 8. Aside from the appearances of stars like Vice Ganda, other highlights of the fiesta is its residents’ attempt to break a new Guinness record. This time, their bid is to make the tallest statue of St. Vincent Ferrer. In 2014, the town made it to the Guinness World Records for making the longest barbecue grill.

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