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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.

Mar 1, 2016

Ogie Alcasid Denies Reports He's Unhappy With TV5, Chooses To Support Sen. Grace Poe

OGIE ALCASID denies reports that he’s not happy with TV5. “I’m happy being a Kapatid,” he says. “Happinas ako. I’m in ‘Happy Truck Happinas’ that starts airing this Sunday at 11 AM. And ‘I’m hosting Born to be a Star’ every weekend, which is about songs and music, so bakit ako hindi magiging happy.”

Ogie once supported Pres. Pnoy, but this time, he’s not supporting Pnoy’s candidate but Sen. Grace Poe for president. He has written two songs for Sen. Grace to be used in the campaign sorties of her Partido Galing at Puso when he personally joins them. His choice for VP is also Sen. Grace’s partner, Sen. Chiz Escudero. Will he ask his wife Regine Velasquez to also vote for Grace and Chiz?

“Ako, solid ako, but si Regine, I don’t impose on her. She can decide for herself. But if you know my wife, kunsaan ako, doon din siya. As a father, sina Sens. Grace and Chiz talaga ang pinili kong suportahan as I feel makakatulong talaga sila sa bansa.”

Meantime, a lot of people were impressed not only by Sen. Grace Poe’s platforms for the country but also by her being articulate in Tagalog during the recent presidential debates.

“Pareho kami ng late dad kong si FPJ na nagmamahal sa ating sariling wika,” she says. “Lumaki ako watching his movies and he personally taught me the right pronunciation of Tagalog words. He really helped na mapalaganap ang wikang Pilipino sa pamamagitan ng kanyang mga pelikula. Ano na lang ang magiging kaibahan natin sa ibang bansa kung wala tayong sariling wika na ating maipagmamalaki?”