Although not as high-profile as her cousin Kris
Aquino, in fact, Jackie Aquino is still very much in showbiz circles.
"I'm very okay, very happy and contented," Jackie
announced when PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) caught up with her at Bong
Revilla's birthday bash last September.
"I'm a board member of the MTRCB (Movie and Television Review and
Classification Board). And I have a talk
show every Saturday, 8 pm, it's She Said,
She Said with Ms Cutie del Mar, she's the daughter of Congressman Raul del
Mar of Cebu. It's in Channel 3 in Destiny Cable."
She also informed PEP that she is part of the cast
of the indie movie, Teach Me to Love.
"It's under the direction of Eddie
Romero, our national artist and it's with Maui Taylor, Tonton Gutierrez and
Jackie Aquino came to fame in the ‘80s, starring in the
film opposite action star Bong Revilla, Moises
Platon. She also starred in the 1989
international film, Circle of Fear,
which was shot here but distributed in the U.S.
Her other movie credits include: Dahil
Mahal Kita, The Dolzura Cortez story
with Vilma Santos (1993), Trudis Liit
(1994), Pusoy Dos (1994), Kuratong Baleleng (1995), Mulanay (1996), Kristo (1996), Epimaco
Velasco, NBI (1997), You and Me
Against the World with Kris and Robin (2003), Oh My Ghost (2006), and Faces
of Love directed by Eddie Romero with
Christopher de Leon.
Many may remember her as once being the girlfriend of comedy star, Roderick Paulate.
These days, though, she is wife to a non-showbiz guy
and mother to two adorable daughters. And leading quite a full life, by the
looks of it.
"I teach in the Gymboree Play and Music School,"
Jackie added to her work list. "I'm [also] the PR and Program Director. It's a
school for children [aged] zero to five years old, it's a franchise from the US. We have two
corporate sites here—one in Shangri-la Mall and in Manila Polo Club in Forbes
Park, and we have franchises in West Gate Alabang, in Cebu, Serendra and
She said it's not a problem that her work involves
toddlers and babies. "I really love children, I really am patient with them, so
even if they cry or vomit, I'm fine with that."
"Then I'm also an Executive Director of Classic
Herbs Corporation. We distribute Food Supplements and Beauty Products."
"And, I'm also a mother and a wife," she topped off her many roles.
It must be hard juggling her schedule. Does she ever
get to sleep?
"Actually I sleep late—late would be 2 am—and I wake
up late. Unless I have taping. I'm used
to that kind of life. My normal sleeping hours is 10 hours," she said.
"My classes are at 12, sometimes they're at 4 pm, so it depends, and I can always fix my
schedule in school and then with MTRCB, we're required to go 8 times a month
plus, like, we have hearings in the senate and congress, so I attend that also,"
Jackie narrated. "With classic herbs it's distribution so I do it when I can,
like if we have to do go out of town, usually on weekends, and then I also try
to pick up my children and bring them to school but it's very difficult."