SEN. Bong Revilla is all set to start taping his new GMA-7 show, “Agimat ng Agila”, on February 8, with airing in either late March or early April. It will be directed by Rico Gutierrez, who has directed him several times before.
“We polished the script muna to make sure it will be a good show for the whole family at puwede maski sa mga bata,” he says. “Ibang-iba ang attack at treatment nito, pati special effects, binusisi. Very fresh and the viewers will surely be delighted and pleased.”
He has also met with Star Cinema for a movie with them, a father and daughter story where he’ll co-star with Kathryn Bernardo. He also has a prospective entry in the next MMFF with his popular Budots dance as the peg.
“Sabi nila, nakatulong daw 'yun nang malaki kaya nakabalik ako sa Senado, so sige, gawin nating movie,” he adds.
Is he sore at Janine Gutierrez for her “oh God” comment when it was reported that he’s doing a show on GMA? “No, I respect everyone’s opinion. Right nila 'yun, so hindi problema sa’kin. Mahal ko lahat ng nasa industriya at gusto ko, magturingan tayo bilang magkakapatid. Maliit lang ang industry natin so, let’s just move on, magtulung-tulong na lang tayo.”
What if Janine would be a guest in “Agimat ng Agila”? “It’s all up to GMA-7, ipaubaya na natin sa kanila kung sino ang gusto nilang i-guest sa show. Okay lang naman sa’kin, no problem. Sa ngayon, I’m just thankful to GMA that they welcomed me back pagkatapos ng pinagdanaan ko. Nandiyan pa rin sila at hindi nila ako pinabayaan.”
Sen. Bong and his wife, Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado, were together in hosting a special lunch for the press who showed them support all these years. Bong is very proud of Mayor Lani for immediately helping the victims of Taal eruption in Cavite and also in Batangas.
“Unang araw pa lang ng pagputok ng Taal, ni hindi nagsabi sa’kin, sumugod na siya roon on her own,” says Bong. “May sarili siyang initiative.”