MAINE Mendoza was interviewed by Kris Aquino as she now belongs to the same management company of Mr. Tony Tuviera. This will be aired in Kris’ digital talk show that will allegedly air soon. They even went to see “Enteng Kabisote 10” together at UP Town Center and a lot of people want to have their picture taken with Maine while Kris was just an amused bystander. This shows that Maine is really the darling of the crowd at the moment.
For 2017, fans of Maine and her AlDub loveteam with Alden Richards can look forward to their first primetime drama series on GMA7, a romantic-comedy with a touch of drama that is tailor-made for them. This means that their Kalyeserye in “Eat Bulaga”, where they were already shown getting married, will soon have its conclusion since we don’t think it’d be practical for them to have a primetime soap and still do a noontime Kalyeserye.
Meantime, Maine continues to be one of the country’s most effective endorsers. CDO Funtastyk Young Pork Tocino has just renewed her stint with them as their product really zoomed to the top after she became its endorser. “Yes, I’m so proud that CDO Funtastyk Young Pork Tocino is now the top selling tocino all over the country,” says Maine. “And I’m happy and flattered na nakatulong ako in sharing with people its superior attributes kasi it’s made from 100 percent young pork, walang preservatives like salitre, very tender and truly yummy pa. Daig pa niya ang ham sa sarap, kaya perfect to serve for the holidays this Christmas season.”
MUSICAL PLAY, EXHIBIT SIGNAL LAUNCH OF LUPUS FOUNDATION
REP. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar is launching the Hope for Lupus Foundation this Sunday at the CCP with an exhibit, “Lupus Warriors”, and a musical play, “Mabining Mandirigma”, about Apolinario Mabini. All the proceeds will be given to the Bridging Lupus Fund for the benefit of indigent lupus patients at the PGH. Emmeline is the youngest daughter of former PNP Chief Gen. Edgar Aglipay and the founder of the Aglipayan church is her great, great grandfather. She’s a lupus survivor herself.
She’s now married to DPWH Sec. Mark Villar, the son of Sens. Manny and Cynthia Villar. She was diagnosed with lupus when she was 25 years old, a lawyer working with then Chief Justice Reynato Puno. “I suddenly had rashes, blisters on my face and body, very painful and I had to cover them with heavy make up,” she says. “Then I had rheumatoid arthritis with joint pains. I couldn’t walk because my knees ankles, toes are swollen. I gained so much weight due to water retention and I also lost my hair so I had to wear a wig. I had inflamed kidneys and when I was taken to the ER, they gave me blood transfusion as my hemoglobin was so low. Lupus is a disease where the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues. Early detection is important to prevent major damage of the kidneys and other organs. Many lupus patients die without proper diagnosis and treatment, so our foundation aims to raise awareness about the disease through education, community research programs and funding Lupus research. There is n
o cure for Lupus but it’s manageable through medications. Very important that you avoid stress.”
How did her romance with Sec. Villar start? “We met in Congress in 2010. When he courted me, I just came from a bad breakup at takot ako to be in another relationship because of my disease, so I avoided him. When he asked for my number from a friend, sabi ko, ‘wag mong ibigay. But when I felt he was serious, I told him I have lupus, you google it. I removed my wig to show na kalbo ako and my make-up to show my rashes. After that, he was quiet, I thought be got scared but he came back. I said, I might not have children. He persisted. What’s nice about him is that he jokes a lot. His term of endearment for me is Bems, for Bembol Roco kasi kalbo nga ako. My dad said, saan ka pa makakakita ng ganyang lalaki na tinanggap ka kahit hindi ka magkakaanak? So we got married in 2014. Mark is super bait. Then I asked my doctor if I could get pregnant and when I was given the go signal, ayun, nagka-baby kami, si Emma, now one year old.”
Will she have another child? “It depends on my doctor. Kasi having Emma is not easy. She was born premature, had some problems, but now, she’s very healthy. If God would allow it na masundan siya, salamat. But if not, my baby now is already a very big miracle that I’m so thankful for.”