"The more I do concerts, and in the future movies and TV show, may mga natutulungan tayo. Nakakapagbigay tayo ng trabaho. Sa audience, sila 'yong main purpose namin kung bakit namin ito ginagawa," says Marvin Agustin about producing concerts and events.

Photo: Noel Orsal

He reasoned out, "I think gusto lang nila i-regularize.

"Pero they want foreign acts to come here, too, because they get inspired by these talents.

'It's a treat for Filipinos.

"Kung P10,000 lang pera mo, makakapanood ka ba sa America ng paborito mong artista? They're actually happy for us na nagdadala kami dito."

As a response to this issue, Marvin said he and his group have decided to produce events for local artists next year.

"When we did the planning for next year, may plans kami for local shows, local singers," he said.

When PEP asked about his lineup for concert performers for next year, Marvin chose not to divulge any information yet.

He said, however, "We work hard to get the artist.

"Kung hindi namin makuha ang artist at feeling namin mapapamahal ang ticket ng tao, we don't get it."

FROM MUSIC TO KITCHEN. Aside from acting and producing concerts, Marvin is also busy with managing several restaurants.

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The former Iglot actor said these restaurants are his babies so, "I'm very hands on."

He added, "Lahat ng negosyong pinasukan ko, parang mga anak ko 'yan, e. So, from the start I'm very much involved."

As of now, Marvin is a proud co-owner of 17 restaurants which include popular food places like Sumo Sam, Mr. Kurosawa, Johnny Chow, Marciano's, and John and Yoko.

The actor-restaurateur said he really dreamed of putting up his own restaurants.