Ma­rian Rivera
Marian bumalik na sa SP!
STARTALK - Lolit Solis (Pang-masa) - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am

Bumalik na kahapon si Ma­rian Rivera bilang co-host ng Sunday PinaSaya.

Happy si Marian sa  pagbabalik dahil na-miss niya ang kanyang regular show tuwing Linggo.

Ilang buwan na hindi napanood si Marian sa Sunday PinaSaya mula nang isilang niya si Ziggy, ang second child nila ni Dingdong Dantes.

Ang mga Filipiniana inspired-dress na suot ni Marian ang napansin ng mga nanood kahapon ng Sunday PinaSaya.

May advocacy si Marian na i-promote at tangkilikin ang sariling atin at makikita ito sa kanyang mga outfit buhat nang manganak siya at maging active uli sa showbiz.

Pagganap na heneral ni Pacman inalmahan

Kaloka dahil tutol pala ang isang kamag-anak ni General Miguel Malvar na gampanan ni Senator Manny Pacquiao sa pelikula ang katauhan ng kanyang lolo.

Gabriel Malvar ang pangalan ng descendant ni General Malvar na nag-akala noong una na fake news na gagampanan ni Champ Manny ang karakter ng lolo niya.

Pero nang mapatunayan ni Gabriel na totoo ang balita na si Papa Manny ang bida at si Kaka Balagtas ang direktor ng pelikula, naglabas siya ng mahabang paliwanag tungkol sa pagtutol niya.

Sinabi ni Gabriel na walang approval nito ang pagsasalin sa pelikula ng life story ng kanyang lolo at nakiusap siya na huwag sirain ang alaala ni General Miguel Malvar.

“As a direct descendant, I am a steward of this illustrious legacy. It is my duty to protect it and ensure that his reputation and what he stood for are not tainted. If I cannot add to it, then at the very least, I should make sure it is not diminished. Miguel Malvar deserves nothing less.

“Had I been consulted, I would have said that I preferred someone not involved in politics or in public service to portray him. When lolo Miguel returned to the fold, he was offered the position of Governor of Batangas, which he turned down. He was also asked to head the Philippine Constabulary, which he also declined. He wanted to simply live a quiet life as a civilian, to raise his family and be a farmer.

“Politics was no longer for him. I do not think he would have preferred to have his name asso­ciated with anyone in politics. I would like his name and legacy totally apart from the political milieu.

“The good senator’s story is very remarkable. Senator Manny Pacquiao’s rags-to-riches rise is a fairy­tale. He is an icon. A global brand. My fear is that he is larger than life and his character cannot be separated from Manny Pacquiao the person.

“If he plays lolo Miguel, the viewers will not be able to see and appreciate my grandfather. Senator Pacquiao’s personality will dominate. That is not a knock on the senator.

“It is the truth. He is too big to be contained in any role for that matter. His essence will eventually prevail. And it would be disrespectful and a disservice to my great-grandfather if even in the movie about his life, he is not the center of the attention and is merely an afterthought with all the distractions.

“To have a film about my lolo Miguel would be ideal. But a film, although desirable, if not executed well and taints his legacy, would do more harm than good. I prefer not to have a film at all,” bahagi ng kanyang pahayag.

MA­RIAN RIVERA
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