Is Derek Ram­say re­turn­ing to ABS-CBN?

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Derek Ram­say does a Star Cin­ema movie with Bea Alonzo and Paulo Avelino de­spite be­ing a TV5 con­tract artist. Last week, Derek was seen within the com­pound of ABS-CBN for the story con­fer­ence of "Kasal" to­gether with Bea Alonzo and Paulo Avelino.

"It’s very strange be­ing here, walk­ing through these hall­ways. Ang ta­gal na, it’s been years pero it’s nice to rem­i­nisce. I'm re­ally ex­cited about this pro­ject kasi parang com­pli­cated ng mga char­ac­ters namin dito. Alam ko na lagi nam­ing sinasabi na this is some­thing new, but this one, some­thing new to an­other level. Very ma­tured, very sexy pero yung sexy, di yun ang ex­cite­ment ng is­to­rya. We can­not give de­tails for now, pero grabe

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stage ac­tress, and en­tre­pre­neur Rachel Ale­jan­dro ex­plains why she and her Span­ish hus­band, Car­los San­ta­maria, have shelved their baby plans for good: "Wala na yun. Gone na yun. It doesn't fit in our life­style any­more."

The cou­ple tied the knot in 2011.

Rachel ex­plained, “Wala, we de­cided not to have, kasi pareho kam­ing flighty.

“Too many things hap­pen­ing at the same time. It was a mu­tual de­ci­sion. He's younger than me. Sig­uro nung una, hindi pa niya alam, pero since ang dami niyang plano na gusto niya ng gan­ito, ng ganyan...Gusto na­man niya ngayon, mag-PhD.”

Ac­cord­ing to Rachel, she had al­ready ac­cepted the re­al­ity that they won't be hav­ing kids.

She af­firmed, “Wala na yun. Gone na yun. It doesn't fit in our life­style any­more. Let's just say, even if it's puwede pa, me­dyo hindi na ta­laga kasya sa life­style. We love to travel kasi din. Ta­pos, ang ma­g­a­nda pa doon, si Nino Ale­jan­dro, my cousin, and my sis­ter, the chef, yung anak ni­lang pare­hong babae, so­brang pare­hong magig­ing singer din. Sila yung magig­ing next. As in, para na rin akong na­ganak. Kasi ang gaganda nila, ang lalakas ng loob, ang ga­gal­ing ku­manta."

To be­gin with, Rachel clar­i­fied, she never re­ally thought about hav­ing ba­bies when she got mar­ried.

She con­tin­ued, “Wala na­man. Some­times, ini­isip ko na, 'Am I gonna re­gret this some­day?' Siyem­pre, parang mai­isip mo, 'Bakit hindi ko 'to gi­nawa, yung mga gi­na­gawa ng nor­mal na tao?' Some­times, I asked my­self that, but it never came to a point na parang mag-de­cide na mag-baby. I’m glad kasi it turned out na yung asawa ko, gusto niya palit nang palit ng isip, kung ano ang gusto niyang gawin. Gusto niya lu­mi­pat sa gan­ito, ganyan. Mahi­rap yun kasi bit­bit mo la­hat ng fam­ily mo. Buti na lang pala.”

Rachel also ad­mit­ted that her per­sonal life isn't re­ally smooth-sail­ing now that she's also busy with her busi­ness. She and her sis­ter Barni Ale­jan­droRen­nebeck own The Sexy Chef is Manila, a diet and healthy food de­liv­ery ser­vice.

“Of course, la­hat na­man tayo, may cur­rent strug­gle kum­baga na gusto na mang­yari. Right now, ang chal­lenge nam­ing magka­p­atid, sa busi­ness na. Me­dyo yung com­pli­ca­tions ng char­ac­ters dito sa pe­liku­lang ito. Grabe, yung mga ex­pe­ri­ences ko kay Bea, un­for­get­table. Nag-One More Chance kami, nag-And I Love You So. Sa TV nagka­tra­baho din kami sa Magkaribal. One of the big­gest rea­sons I ac­cepted the pro­ject, be­sides its beau­ti­ful script, is to able to work with Bea and Direk Ruel Bayani. Si Direk Ruel, nagsama kami sa No Other Woman, I mean to be paired again with these guys is such an honor and a bless­ing."

Derek was sup­pose to be in the movie "The Mis­tress", with Bea, John Lloyd cruz and veteran ac­tor Ron­aldo Valdez.

"The Mis­tress? Nag-ump­isa kami but some­thing hap­pened, it was un­for­tu­nate. Pero ang ta­gal ko nang gus­tong maka­tra­baho uli si Bea. Ang ka­gan­da­han sa pe­liku­lang ito, one year na ito, e. Da­pat nag-ump­isa na kami one year ago. Sched­ules namin ni Pau, ni Bea, di mag­tugma. So they have all the rights, all the rea­sons, to re­place all of us kasi di nga na­gaayos yung sched­ules namin. Pero pinagla­ban ta­laga nila na kami ang gu­manap ng char­ac­ters dito sa pe­likula. It’s meant to be and again I have the op­por­tu­nity

lumalakas yung busi­ness, staffing na yun, find­ing the right kind of peo­ple that we can trust. Yun ang strug­gle namin dalawa. Ac­tu­ally, it’s more on her [sis­ter Barni] kasi siya yung nagma-man­age ng dayto-day. Ako, more on mar­ket­ing ako, e. Parang more or less, like you said, ta­la­gang nal­i­his doon yung aten­siyon ko. Hindi na­man ako lagi-lag­ing may singing gig. In a month, hindi na­man gano'n kadami. Ngayon lang nagka­sunud-sunod lang be­cause I’m pro­mot­ing my al­bum.”

Rachel laughed when asked how she rates her­self as a house­wife.

She pointed out, “Wala! Walang house­wife! Walang tao sa ba­hay. I'm al­ways out and about. He’s al­ways also at work. Ang bago ngayon, he wants to be a pro­fes­sor daw in the U.S. Nan­dito siya ngayon. We’ve been liv­ing here for five years. Prior here, nakatira siya sa Bangkok and New York. I was kinda back and forth nung time na yun. Itong last five years nan­dito to work with such big stars, very in­tense team of young ac­tors I've been want­ing to work with."

Is this a sign that

Derek is re­turn­ing to Fes­ti­val (MMFF) ABS-CBN? movie en­try ti­tled "All

"Di ko pa alam. You Of You" with know I’m still un­der Jen­ny­lyn Mer­cado. con­tract, that’s my re­spon­si­bil­ity. "Yes, sec­ond time namin na magkasama Siyem­pre, I won’t sa pe­likula. Yung English en­ter­tain any­thing Only Please was first for now, kasi a very cute rom-com. may kon­trata pa ako. This movie that we’re TV5 has been great to work­ing on right now me. So we’ll see." is more ma­tured, so

How­ever, Derek kakaiba siya sa una." doesn't close his It wasn't a big deal doors of re­turn­ing to for Derek if he's a ABS when his con­tract sec­ond choice in this with TV5 ex­pires. movie which was first of­fered to Jeri­cho

"Clos­ing doors? Ros­ales.

No, no, of course not. "I'm blessed to be But, of course, my given work. Un­for­tu­nately, pri­or­ity is TV5. I’ve if things didn’t been there for six turn out for Jeri­cho to years, go­ing six years do this movie, I’m and they’ve been sure he has his own very, very good to me. rea­sons kung bakit di I know it’s in my niya na­gawa ang char­ac­ter, I have to pe­liku­lang ito. It’s show my re­spect." been handed to me, I

Cur­rently, Derek is know I was not the fin­ish­ing his 2017 first choice. It’s not a Metro Manila Film prob­lem."

kami. Mainipin siya, e. Gusto niya lag­ing nag-iiba— nag-iiba yung work niya, yung en­vi­ron­ment niya. Six years na kami.”

We asked her how Car­los is as a part­ner and hus­band.

Rachel said, “Ayun, non-stop ar­gu­ing. So­bra kasi kam­ing night and day. Some­how, we still look at each other kasi we al­ways...Mas madalas yung not­to­gether kasi he’s al­ways also at work. Kadalasan pag uwi niya, meron rin akong some­thing. He works for ADB [Asian De­vel­op­ment Bank] now, sa com­mu­ni­ca­tion. He used to be a jour­nal­ist. Dati kasi, when he was here, he was work­ing as a jour­nal­ist. In fact, nag-Rap­pler pa 'yan for a while ng isang taon. From there, nag-ADB na siya. He’s at work the whole day and yun nga, min­san-min­san lang...pag week­end. Ang gusto ta­laga namin, we love to do ta­laga is to travel. Kaya nga ang hi­rap pag may bit­bit ka na mga kids.”


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