Today's Punto
Today's Punto
Jennylyn Mercado points out why she has remained a loyal Kapuso for 15 years
By Arci Pineda

May 24, 2018

JENNYLYN MERCADO topbills “The Cure” opposite Tom Rodriguez, was asked if their current soap is derived from the Hollywood series

“The Walking Dead” - the story is about zombies.

“Ibang-iba naman siya sa The Walking Dead!” she stressed. “Hindi naman zombies ang sa amin, infected, parang nagka-rabies.”

The Cure is a story about an experimental drug which allegedly kills cancer cells, but the side effect is the mutation of a highly contagious disease like monkey virus disease of MVD.

Whoever is infected is rabid and turns to be very violent, even worse than a crazy dog.

In April 2018, The Cure “ ranked number four in the Social Wit List top ten most talked-about new shows on social media for the month of April.

The drama’s pilot episode generated over 46,000 Facebook and Twitter comments.

The hashtag “#GMATheCure” became the top trending topic on Twitter Philippines during its premiere.”

“Ngayon ko lang po nalaman, sa inyo ko lang po nalaman. Thank you! Siyempre masaya kami na kami rin yung unang… proud din kami na kami yung… una kaming gumawa nito, ng ganitong klaseng concept sa isang soap, sa Philippine television.

“So, masaya at excited kami talaga at sana mas ma-excite pa yung mga tao at panoorin nila palagi. Hindi yung mapag-usapan lang, try nilang panoorin.”

Jen has been in GMA since October 2003. Where sh was proclaimed as the Ultimate Female Survivor in Starstruck together with Mark Herras.

What makes her a loyal Kapuso?

“Ang masasabi ko lang talagang masaya ako dito. Yung mga tao na nagtatrabaho sa loob ng GMA, iba silang magmahal, e, iba silang mag-alaga. So bakit ako maghahanap ng ibang mag-aalaga?”

“Iba sa GMA, iba silang mag-alaga. Nakikita mo kung paano nilang alagaan simula sa pinakamababa hanggang sa… pantay-pantay ang tingin dito, walang mataas, walang mababa, pagkain ng isa, pagkain ng lahat, di ba?

“Kumbaga walang pinipili, pantay-pantay.”

What can she comment on the issue that she’s one of the queens in GMA-7?

“Walang ganyan! Wala po. Wala pong ganyan. Ayoko pong mag-comment.”

MISS UNIVERSE 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup recently announced that she and husband Lloyd Lee are expecting their second child.

Now on her fourth month of pregnancy, the former beauty queen said they have yet to know the baby’s gender.

“Next week pa kasi ang ultrasound but ayoko kasing pangunahan. Kasi before, namali yung sa kanya, e, sabi boy ‘tapos girl. Kaya gusto ko munang hintayin until sure talaga,” Shamcey said, referring to their firstborn Nyke, who’s now two years and four months old. But if she’ll have her way, Shamcey hopes to have a boy this time around.

Did they plan the two-year age gap between their kids?

“Hindi naman sobra,” Shamcey said.

“Yung sa kanya [Nyke] planado, yung ngayon, ano lang naman parang, I said, ‘Puwede na, parang it’s the right time na.’ Pero hindi talaga plinano to get pregnant as soon…”

The couple were on vacation in Quebec, Canada, on Valentine’s Day this year when they found out about the pregnancy.

How is this pregnancy different from the first?

“Yung sa kanya kasi, pumayat ako, like I lost ten pounds? Nung sa kanya talaga hindi ako makakain, I was like throwing up all the time.”

This time is the opposite, “As in! I was comparing yung photos ko during my fourth month nung time ni Nyke at ngayon, ang layo ng laki ng tiyan ko.

“As in sabi ko kay Lloyd, ‘Parang six months na itong tiyan ko na ‘to sa pregnancy ko sa kanya, ah?’

“Parang ngayon, parang ahead ako.”

Asked if she might be carrying twins, she replied laughing, “Hindi naman. Tsinek, isa lang, isa lang siya.” Shamcey said that her daughter Nyke is already aware that she’s about to become a big sister and calls the baby in her mom’s tummy “Baby Peanut.”

The couple opened their newest resto called “Scott Burger” in Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, last May 16.

The new restaurant’s opening doubled as a celebration for 32nd birthday of Shamcey and the seventh anniversary of their first meeting.

Shamcey recalled, “We met on my birthday, May 16, 2011, so seven years since we met today.”

A common friend brought Lloyd as a guest at Shamcey’s birthday party.

“Si Carol joined in Binibining Pilipinas during my time, so si Carol yung nag-invite kay Lloyd nung birthday ko.

“Si Carol ‘tsaka si Scott, magkapatid.”

Scott is Lloyd’s cousin, and it is from his name where famed Scott Burger was taken.

The family of Lloyd’s uncle and cousin used to operate Scott Burger kiosks, which Lloyd and Shamcey have now resurrected via a restaurant.

When asked about her husbnd’s birthday gift, she replied, “Naku hindi uso sa amin ang material things, e.

“Actually, sa umaga yung kakantahan ka niya, kakantahan ka niya ng happy birthday ‘tapos sasabihin niya, ‘O kakain tayo.’”

She added with a laugh, “Ako pagkain lang masaya na ako."

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