Pineda: Arjo Atayde: One of the finest actors of his generation

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RECENTLY bumped into Arjo Atayde when I visited her mom, veteran actress Sylvia Sanchez at their cozy home in Quezon City. Hugged me and said,"Hi, Tito Rey, how are you!”

So, I started asking him regarding his career. Are there any project for him yet? "Yeah, Tito I do have an upcoming project in ABS. Kaya lang di pa kasi puwedeng sabihin,e.”

Arjo has grown up to be a very fine actor in his generation. Does he take it a complement when people say he got his acting skills from his mom?

"Well, I'm so proud of being the son of Sylvia Sanchez. She's a great actress, not because she's my mom.Pero siguro naman I have proven my identity as an actor. Although, I really don't mind na parang palaging nakakabit ang name ko kay mom. I think that's how it is,e.Pero alam ko sa sarili ko na I act the way I feel kung ano yung tamang attack sa isang character.”

Arjo doesn't really have to work hard to earn for himself. They're provided well by their dad businessman Art Atayde, But he said: "It not all about money. When I joined showbiz, I started to realize that it's my life. I mean, I enjoy acting. I want to portray various roles. I want to better prove myself not I'm not only the son of Sylvia Sanchez. I want to to establish myself in this field as a versatile actor.

Now that he's earning his own money, how does he handle them? "Well, Tito, I put up small businesses. I already have a small resto in Pasig, a gym in Alabang, and other stuff. pero hindi pa talaga malalaking business. Basta, gusto ko lang may mapuntahan muna yung kinikita ko ngayon.”

Is there any dream role for him? “Dream Role? Well, di ko alam,e. I mean, hindi ko alam kung may dream role ako. Pero siguro yung talagang iba. I mean, yung naiiba talagang character na hindi pa nagagawa. Kasi it's hard to specify kung anong klaseng role,.e Siguro kapag dumating siya that's the time na puwede kong saibhin na dream role ko na ito.”

Arjo has a younger sister - Ria. What advice does she give Ria now that the latter has been doing TV and film assignments? I really don't give her advice. I want her to do whatever pleases her. But I assure her na palagi lang naman akong nandito for her. Syempre, ako p[a rin ang Kuya. But then, hindi lang kasi ako kamukha nung iba na parang i dictate na kung ano ang gusto kong mangyari. I still want her to establish her own identity. Ganun naman kasi dapat,e. Yung path ng isang tao hindi naman puwedeng sundan ng iba. I mean, dapat gumawa rin siya ng sarili niyang daan. And be the best kung saan siya pupunta.”


Very recently, Cacai Munoz of Portfolio Events Solution was hailed as one of the finest wedding planner in the Philippines by Events Venue Ph. Portfolio Events Solution was established in 2010, and started with mall events. Taking a bolder step in his career, Cacai ventured into organizing weddings, parties and milestones. During these times, he was able to juggle his works as TV host/program producer, full-time College Professor, Event organizer and a lot more in between, until he finally chose to mainstream in the event industry. Having been client-centered, PES has a strong sense of commitment to deliver results desired by their clients without breaking the bank.

Cacai believes that every event, regardless big or small, should be loved and handled with utmost care as you are expected to make a dream into a reality. With his roster of dynamic and talented event managers employed under PES, the company aims to guarantee excellent result. Currently Portfolio Events Solutions has two corporate offices strategically located in the heart of City of San Fernando and Angeles City.

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The success of the company is attributed to the credibility and humility of the people running Portfolio Events Solution. Cacai, as he rose from the rungs of the event ladder eventually gained the respect of his fellow event organizers and suppliers. PES supports artistic collaborations and is willing to share the company’s best practices which inspired others to soar higher strata. To wit, the company hires motivated working students on part time basis to aid academic expenses.

At present, PES continues to introduce innovations by improving the creative landscape of planning, management and execution in their own gauge. Gladly, with the vast number of event suppliers in Central Luzon, Pampanga- the home of Portfolio Events Solution has prospered as a sure niche when it comes to events.


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