Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte: A love team, in and out of showbiz

Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte: A love team, in and out of showbiz


by Rommel Llanes
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Among these three young love teams--Loisa Andalio & Ronnie Alonte, Maymay Entrata & Edward Barber, Donny Pangilinan & Kisses Delavin--it is the romance between LoiNie that is the most real.

LoiNie is the portmanteau created by fans from the first names of Kapamilya stars Loisa and Ronnie.

The other two pairs also have their portmanteau: MayWard for Maymay and Edward; DonKiss for Donny and Kisses.

The three love teams are featured in the Star Cinema-Viva Films 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry, Fantastica.

They provide the kilig factor in a movie that's headlined by comedian Vice Ganda and that's expected to be the blockbuster hit of this December's MMFF. Other big stars in the movie are Dingdong Dantes, Bela Padilla, and Richard Gutierrez.

But, unlike MayWard and DonKiss, the kilig and sweetness between Loisa and Ronnie do not end after the cameras stop rolling and the fans are gone. 

LoiNie is a love team, in and out of showbiz.

LoiNie is not an act. 

LoiNie is real.

CONFIRMED! NOVEMBER 26, 2016!

On December 9, 2018, Ronnie was put on the spot by iWant ASAP hosts Robi Domingo and Maymay Entrata.

iWant ASAP is the live stream show and online version of ABS-CBN's Sunday noontime show ASAP Natin To.

In front of Loisa herself, Maymay, the studio audience, and the thousands of iWant app users viewing the live stream, Robi asked Ronnie if Loisa was his girlfriend.

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Ronnie's reply: "Aba'y, oo naman!"

The studio rose in cheers and applause. 

This confirmation is just what their fans wanted. While the couple’s followers knew all along that Loisa and Ronnie were an item, this fact needed to be made official.

Following Ronnie's announcement, and during their next appearances in Kapamilya shows to promote Fantastica, the couple begin to share more details about their two-year relationship, which began on November 26, 2016.

In these guest appearances, Loisa and Ronnie are noticeably more relaxed than their Fantastica co-stars Maymay, Edward, Kisses, and Donny.

Maymay and Edward are, of course, always fun to watch, while Kisses and Donny always look good together. And, yes, both love teams always interact well with interviewers and hosts, and always elicit kilig feels from the audience.

But, there is something a bit different about Loisa and Ronnie. With these two, cozying up to each other is almost something they don't even think about, and their public displays of affection, aka PDA, do not come from any need to give the public a thrill.

The couple seem quite comfortable in their own skin, too. They do not even pretend to be good at answering interview questions in English. They just answer as they please, which ends up turning the interview into something funny and more interesting than the usual serious-question-bland-reply kind of interaction.

As their fans know, they are big on "nagpapakatotoo."

The reel- and real-life love team of Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, also known as LoiNie, is this month's PEP Main Attraction.
PHOTO by Joseph Pascual

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EVEN WITH FAME, THEY FEEL NORMAL

For Loisa Andalio, 19, staying real is something she took with her after her stay as a housemate in Pinoy Big Brother (PBB), on the fifth season of the ABS-CBN reality show.

"Sanay ako na kung ano ako sa PBB, ganun pa din ako hanggang ngayon. Kumbaga, hindi ko iniisip na magpaka-showbiz," says Loisa, who was dubbed the "Talented Darling ng Parañaque" when she joined Pinoy Big Brother: All-In in 2014.

As for Ronnie Alonte, 22, he says nothing really changed after he broke into showbiz in 2015 as part of the all-male dance group Hashtags.

"Kanto pa rin ako. Pumasok ho ako dito," Ronnie says about showbiz, "at kung ano po yung nasimulan ko, hanggang ngayon ganun pa din ako.

"Siguro, medyo lumalawak lang yung pag-iisip mo dahil marami kang nakakasalamuha.

"Nag-a-adjust ka. Pero the way ako magsalita, the way ako kumilos, same pa din."

LoiNie sat for an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), on December 6, 2018, in ABS-CBN, just before the love team’s photo shoot for PEP.ph's Main Attraction.

Pressed for details about how showbiz has not changed them, the couple oblige.

"Ganun po," Ronnie explains. "Wala po akong masyadong… Pinapapunta ko pa yung mga tropa ko sa ’min. Pumunta lang dito, dito matutulog, dito kami tatambay, dito kami maggaganun… ganun."

"Actually, yung mga kaibigan ko na simula elementary, nasa condo," Loisa tells PEP.ph, after listening to Ronnie's story about old friends.

"Dun, hinihintay nila ako. As in, sila yung mga masasabi ko talagang totoong kaibigan ko. Dahil… di ba, kumbaga, hindi pa ako sikat, kaibigan ko na sila.

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"I mean, ngayong artista na ako, na meron ako, kumbaga, nandito din ako para tulungan kayo. Ganun ako sa mga friends ko."

From time to time, Loisa says she would ask these friends to go with her to public places.

"Hanggang ngayon hindi ko iniisip na artista ako. Kasi lumalabas ako, nagmo-mall ako, namamalengke ako, pupunta akong squatter, mga ganyan. As in, kagabi naglalakad ako diyan sa labas ng ABS-CBN, naka-jersey shorts ako 'tsaka T-shirt lang. As in, 'Si Loisa ba yun?' Nagugulat sila kasi mukha akong jejemon."

Loisa laughs after mentioning jejemon, the once-popular subculture fashion inspired by hip-hop clothing.

"So, kumbaga, pag kasama ko din kasi yung mga kaibigan ko, totoo nga yun, parang nararamdaman ko na talagang simpleng tao lang ako. Kasi sila yung kasama kong gumala dati. So, parang, 'Uy, nakaka-miss maglakad-lakad nang ganito.'"

The reel- and real-life love team of Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, also known as LoiNie, is this month's PEP Main Attraction.
PHOTO by Joseph Pascual

RONNIE'S WAKE-UP CALL

Ronnie admits that, once before, he let fame get into his head.

In 2016, after working very hard to break into showbiz and finally succeeding, the former University of Perpetual Help-Biñan basketball varsity player was everywhere.

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He had endorsements; two film projects (Seklusyon and Vince, Kath, and James, both shown in 2016); a solo single ("Love At Website"); various TV appearances; and a regular show (It's Showtime).

He was clearly on a roll.

And then came Ronnie's much-talked about guest appearances that year in Gandang Gabi Vice [GGV], Vice Ganda’s late-night comedy talk show.

This is where Ronnie earned the title #KiligKing.

In one episode of GGV, he sang his single and played the guitar. In another episode, he gamely took on the task of getting a female from the audience to give him a smile. Well, both episodes trended on social media.

Soon everyone wanted a piece of Ronnie Alonte--from fans who demanded a concert, to event producers who wanted more personal appearances from him, to Boy Abunda who wanted him for his show Tonight With Boy Abunda.

Ronnie admits that, with all the attention he was getting, he started becoming "mayabang" and "pasaway."

"Lumaki yung ulo ko," confesses Ronnie. "Yung time after ng GGV, nakilala ako ng tao kahit papano. Nag-trending ako sa Facebook. Lumaki yung ulo ko na, parang feeling ko, artista ako.

"Pero yung mga tropa ko parang… kasi napi-feel ko kasama ko mga artista, kaibigan ko artista. Di ko na pinakikisamahan yung mga tropa ko sa ’min, kasi artista na ako, e."

He started becoming difficult to work with.

"Kasi dati luko-luko talaga ako. Lahat ng… aaminin ko yan, lahat ng staff, lahat ng mga direktor, A.D. [assistant director], star, pikon sa 'kin. Kasi sobrang pasaway ko ho, e."

He breaks into a laugh as he remembers how difficult he was, "Sobrang pasaway ko, literal na bad boy talaga na… ay, naku!"

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He stops laughing when he recalls how the number of fans he had dwindled and how friends began to walk away. It was an early wake-up call for Ronnie.

"Ang daming nagalit sa 'kin, yung mga fans ko dati, umalis sa 'kin, kasi ang yabang ko."

Ronnie was smart enough to know this was his own doing, and immediately worked to get his old self back.

"Binalik ko. Binalik ko yung sarili ko ulit, na parang--pinakisamahan ko yung mga kaibigan ko, umuwi ako every week.

"Sabihin nating… dalawang beses sa isang linggo, or isang beses sa isang linggo. Umuwi ako sa 'min, tumatambay ulit ako."

He also got rid of his bad-boy, pasaway ways, and pushed himself to become more mature when it came to work.

"Inalis ko yun sa sarili ko, na parang, kailangan ko maging matalino, kailangan ko maging gumanda ang pag-iisip, lalo maging mature.

"Kaya ito ako ngayon na parang… chill lang."

The reel- and real-life love team of Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, also known as LoiNie, is this month's PEP Main Attraction.
PHOTO by Joseph Pascual

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Ronnie did not mind starting over. He went back to being a nobody. He accepted that, although he had gotten his break and for a brief time had made a name for himself, he was still just a newbie in the business.

"Sino ba ako? Wala naman akong napatunayan. Wala pa akong napapatunayan that time,” he concedes.

"So, okey na. Nabuhayan ako ulit sa dati kong anyo, na parang, ako si Ronnie, e. Probinsyano, kanto, pero mabait."

Now that he is back in the game, serious with his work, all right with his fans again, Ronnie reminds himself to always look back and be grateful.  

He meets with fans, goes to fan meets, actually speaks with them. He says he already knows what the fans want because he was also once a fan.

"Sobrang alam ko kung ano ang gusto ng tao, hindi naman sa dahil...

"Alam ko, kasi isa akong masa, parte ako ng masa. Kumbaga kanto ako, [taga] labas ako.

"Alam ko kung sino dapat, kung sino bang… nagustuhan ko, na kahit lalaki, si Vice nga nagustuhan ko dahil sobrang masa,” he continues, mentioning his Fantastica co-star and friend Vice Ganda.

Ronnie believes that it is the "masa" and the "kanto" in him and Loisa that fans love about them.

He says both he and Loisa do not mind at all being called "jologs," a term used to describe the lower-income class or the "masa."

"Kasi sobrang daming masa sa buong Pilipinas. Sabihin nating 100 percent. Sa 100 percent, merong 98 percent [na masa], two percent lang yung mga sosyal dito sa Pilipinas. Saan ka ba, sa two percent ka na magpapakasosyal or dun ka sa 98 percent? Target namin yung 98 percent na susuporta sa 'min, kaya yun yung nasa isip ko lagi. Hindi natin kailangan magpakasosyal, yun yung ipapakita natin."

The reel- and real-life love team of Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, also known as LoiNie, is this month's PEP Main Attraction.
PHOTO by Joseph Pascual

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LOISA KEEPING IT REAL

Loisa, for her part, says she does not need to make an effort to be "magpaka-masa."

"Hindi ko naman iniisip na, 'Ah, kailangan masa, kailangan jologs ako.' Hindi ko iniisip na dahil marami bang masa, kailangan masa ako? E, pa'no pag class ako, gusto ko makuha yung masa, ibig sabihin ba nun magpapaka-masa ako?

"Ako naman, kumbaga, totoo lang ako sa sarili ko. Kaya siguro maraming kabataan, kasing-age ko or mga mommy, daddy, na nakaka-relate sa 'kin, or nakakaintindi sa 'kin, kasi alam nila na totoo ako. Totoo yung ipinapakita ko, totoong pag-uugali ng isang kabataan.

"O baka kaya minamahal ako ng mga magulang dahil nakikita nila yung anak nila sa 'kin. Parang ganun.

"Or yung mga, teens na nakikita nila na, 'Ah, parang barkada ko lang ito, magkaugali kami, puwede kami magbarkada nito.' So parang ganun."

The scale of Loisa's popularity is stunning. Her numbers actually surpassed the numbers of Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, considered the "Teen King and Queen" of Philippine showbiz, when Twitter Philippines came out with its list of 2018 Most Tweeted About Filipino Celebrities.

Loisa came in the 7th Most Tweeted About Filipino Celebrity, Kathryn came in 8th, Maris Racal 9th, and Daniel 10th. The top spot went to Phenomenal Star Maine Mendoza, followed by Maymay Entrata 2nd, Kisses Delavin 3rd, Alden Richards 4th, Edward Barber 5th, and Donny Pangilinan 6th.

Loisa is profuse with thanks to her fans when PEP.ph tells her about the 2018 Twitter list.

"Ay, wow, thank you! Thank you dahil ano, kumbaga, sa suporta nila. Dahil di ko naman alam na may mga ganyan, kumbaga, hindi ko naman na din tinitignan iyan.

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"Parang, ako naman kasi, sa Twitter hindi naman siya sa 'kin na kailangan madami akong followers, kailangan madami akong tweeted na fans and tweeted tweets.

"Yung Twitter talaga ay malaking bagay sa 'kin dahil diyan ko nakakausap yung mga sumusuporta sa ’kin, kumbaga, parang komunikasyon ko lang yan sa kanila. Hindi para makipagkompitensya sa mga ibang artista. Ayun lang po."

The reel- and real-life love team of Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, also known as LoiNie, is this month's PEP Main Attraction.
PHOTO by Joseph Pascual

LoiNie NOT COMPETING WITH OTHER LOVE TEAMS

Speaking of competition, do Loisa and Ronnie feel they're competing against other love teams and other young celebrities?

Ronnie says immediately, "Hindi ko iniisip iyan.

"Ako, simula nung pumasok ako sa pagso-showbiz, di ko talaga inisip na makipagkumpitensya sa mga artista.

"Kumbaga, yun yung mas maganda, kasi mas binibigay sa 'yo ni Lord kung wala kang pakialam sa mga bagay-bagay, na hindi ka aware sa mga kilos mo, hindi ka aware sa pagsikat mo, hindi ka conscious sa mga nangyayari.

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"Kasi yung iba, 'Gusto ko mag-artista kasi gusto ko sumikat na artista.' Dapat hindi ganun yung laging tumatakbo sa isip mo.

"Ako, nagtatrabaho lang para sa pamilya ko."

Loisa follows up on what Ronnie says, "'Tsaka bine-bless ka ni Lord, dahil may purpose, parang ganyan. May silbi yung pagiging artista mo. Kumbaga, nakakatulong ka sa pamilya mo, sa ibang tao.

"'Tsaka kami naman ni Ronnie, hindi kami nakikipagkompitensya, e.

"Pero hindi ibig sabihin na hindi kami nakikipagkompitensya ay hindi na namin ginagalingan. Siyempre, nag-e-effort kami. Ginagawa namin yung best namin. Pinagbubutihan namin talaga yung trabaho namin."

The reel- and real-life love team of Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, also known as LoiNie, is this month's PEP Main Attraction.
PHOTO by Joseph Pascual

And LoiNie has no shortage of talent.

Both act, sing, and dance.

Before PBB, Loisa was part of the all-girl, sing-and-dance group 3G. She also became part of It's Showtime's girl group, GirlTrends, and ASAP's BFF5.

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She acted in three Maalaala Mo Kaya episodes, in Ipaglaban Mo twice, and was the lead in Wansapanataym episodes three times. Her most notable TV acting stints were from the drama series Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita (2015), My Dear Heart (2017), and The Good Son (2017-2018).

She appeared in the movies Crazy Beautiful You (2015), Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad (2017), Da One That Ghost Away (2018), and was the lead star of the horror-thriller Hospicio (2018).

She has recorded four singles, including "Sasamahan Kita," a cut from her self-titled album.

Ronnie, meanwhile, already appeared in five episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya, including an episode featuring his life story; one episode each of Ipaglaban Mo and Wansapanataym; and was part of the TV drama A Love To Last (2017).

Before Fantastica, he was in the cast of the movies Vince and Kath and James (2016), Seklusyon (2016), and Bloody Crayons (2017).

Aside from his dance gig with Hashtags, he has also recorded songs with them, and has come out with two singles of his own, "Love At Website" and "Makita Lang Kita."

WHAT’S NEXT AFTER FANTASTICA

In Fantastica, Loisa plays Prinsesa Rapunselya from the world of Fantastica. Ronnie plays Daks, one of Vice Ganda’s brothers.

That the word "daks" is used as a euphemism for a man’s large penis is not lost on Ronnie, and he does not mind.

"Comedy [ang movie]… So, wala naman. Okey lang sa 'kin, ganun talaga," Ronnie says while flashing a naughty smile.

The reel- and real-life love team of Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, also known as LoiNie, is this month's PEP Main Attraction.
PHOTO by Joseph Pascual

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After Fantastica, what’s next for LoiNie?

"The General’s Daughter," Ronnie answers. "Kasama ho namin sila Miss Angel Locsin, mga beteranong artista, ang dami ho."

The young man adds, "Isang karangalan sa 'min na mapasama kasi, unang-una, first serye namin ni Loisa yun. Kumbaga, second layer kami doon sa serye.

"Yung mga kasama naming artista, bigatin. Na parang, hindi kami binigla ng management na binigyan kaagad kami ng serye na kaming dalawa. Kumbaga, kailangan naming magpahinog, e. Buti 'sinama kami sa magagaling nang artista, and sobrang pasasalamat namin sa kanila."

The General's Daughter is set to air in January 2019. The cast also includes award-winning and top-caliber actors Maricel Soriano, Tirso Cruz III, Albert Martinez, Eula Valdez, Janice de Belen, Paulo Avelino, Arjo Atayde, JC de Vera, and Ryza Cenon.

Q&A

At this point in our interview, PEP.ph asks Loisa and Ronnie to answer some personal questions about their relationship.

The reel- and real-life love team of Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, also known as LoiNie, is this month's PEP Main Attraction.
PHOTO by Joseph Pascual

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Q: In some of your interviews, we sometimes see you arguing with each other. You don’t seem to get into each other's nerves. Or do you?

Loisa: Akala niyo lang po yun [laughs].

Ronnie: Ano lang ho... kasi kami, ayan, ganyan talaga kami kahit off cam.

Loisa: 'Tsaka kahit anong sabihin namin, alam naming… Kumbaga, may sinabi kami na di maganda, alam namin joke lang yun. Hindi namin sineseryoso.

Ronnie: Ganun po kami, minsan murahan. "Wala kang pake!" Palengkera siya, pero minsan napipikon na kasi ako pag medyo OA na…

PEP.ph: So you admit that you reach boiling point first?

Ronnie: Ako. Kasi babae siya, e. Minsan nawawala na yung pagkababae niya sa pananalita niya. Parang…

Loisa: Parang lalaki na 'ko [laughs].

Ronnie: Ako kanto na ako, pero mas kanto pa siya sa 'kin! May mas kakanto pa pala sa 'kin.

Loisa: Hindi. Naiirita lang siya sa sobrang ingay ko.

Ronnie: Pero tiwala lang. Tiwala lang sa isa't isa. 'Tsaka… kailangan malawak ang pag-iisip mo, maunawa.

Loisa: Pero napipikon ka agad, so ako yung maunawa?

Ronnie: Ikaw yung mag-a-adjust talaga. Kumbaga, parang, alam mo yung… kung sa ibang lalaki, siguro sa ugali nito, iwan na ‘to.

Loisa: Ikaw din, kung ibang babae…

Ronnie: Pero ako talaga, malakas ang unawa ko… Mahal ko lang talaga.

Loisa: O tignan mo, agree si RB [Chanco, Ronnie's cousin who's seated beside them] sa akin. Kung ako daw ibang babae matagal ka na din daw iniwan. Narinig mo yun?

Ronnie: Basta ako…

Loisa: Gusto namin kasi ganyan. Gusto ko lang, kasi ganito rin ako maglambing minsan, inaasar ko. Pero… kapag napikon siya, nilalambing ko naman din agad. Pero wala, ganun lang yung buhay namin araw-araw. Para na kaming baliw [laughs].

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The reel- and real-life love team of Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, also known as LoiNie, is this month's PEP Main Attraction.
PHOTO by Joseph Pascual

Q: Loisa, how do you know when Ronnie is already pikon?

Loisa: Ayan, ganyan, itong-ito! Yung nakikita niyo ngayon.

Ronnie: [Sighs… keeps quiet]

Loisa: Paano ko daw nalalaman kung pikon ka na? Ayan, o. Ganyan.

Ronnie: Hindi. hindi ako ganyan. Ano lang kasi 'to…

[Everyone breaks into laughter. Ronnie shakes his head.]

Q: But has it ever happened that it was the other way around, like Loisa is the one who got pissed off because of something Ronnie did?

Ronnie: Meron akong kilos na hindi ko naman alam na kakapikunan niya, na parang wala lang naman sa 'kin, at wala lang din naman. Sa kanya lang ako nakakita ng napaka-sensitive.

Ito na example: Po-post ako ng picture na kahit Hollywood star, sabihin natin sina Selena Gomez, Hailey Baldwin, Dua [Lipa], na parang po-post ko. Galit siya agad na parang, sasabihin niya, "Magpo-post din ako, yung hubad na picture ni [Justin] Bieber."

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Ganyan-ganyan, blah-blah-blah. Sabi ko, "Hindi mo kailangan gawin iyan, bakit mo pinagseselosan iyan?" Ganyan-ganyan… Ano na, blah-blah-blah.

Loisa: Beh, ang OA mo…

Ronnie: 'Tapos, na parang, may mga ganun lang din na di ko naman siya pinipikon pero parang napipikon siya. Never ko siya pinikon.

Loisa: Kahit sabi ko sa kanya, "Beh, magpo-post din ako ng Bieber para terno tayo ng post." Iyan yung sinabi ko…

Ronnie: Aminin mo na, nagseselos ka naman talaga sa mga pino-post ko.

Loisa: Ayoko na nga, bakit ako magseselos ang layu-layo nila, 'tsaka maaabot mo ba'ng mga yun?

Ronnie: Basta yun.

Loisa: Hindi, yun lang naman, pero ganito lang kami, pero... wala lang ganito talaga... Pero mahal namin ang isa't isa.

The reel- and real-life love team of Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, also known as LoiNie, is this month's PEP Main Attraction.
PHOTO by Joseph Pascual

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Q: When do you think is the right time to take your relationship to the next level?

Loisa: Kelan daw tayo mapupunta sa next level?

Ronnie: Paanong next level?

PEP.ph: Marriage… family.

Ronnie: Siguro... ano yan… pinagpaplanuhan nang mabuti yan. Pinag-iisipan nang maigi iyan.

Kung darating yung time na yun, e, siyempre dapat meron na kaming napatunayan sa mga buhay namin.

Loisa: At saka talaga dapat, ready na.

Ronnie: Ready ka na. Yung tipong kahit na mag-anak kayo ng apat, lima, anim, pito, kaya mong buhayin, di ba? Na parang, yun na yun, na parang lagi mong expected.

Ayoko kasi ng mahirap na buhay, e. Gusto ko kung ano yung naranas ko, ipaparanas ko din sa anak ko. Or sa magiging anak namin. Pinagdaanan ko kasi talaga, e. Ang hirap, e. Na parang…

Loisa: Ayaw mo din iparanas…

Ronnie: Kasi ang hirap na mabuhay ng walang kuryente. Isang taon kang walang kuryente.

Mahirap pabaunan yung mga anak mo ng 15 pesos na galing sa alkansya. Ang hirap nun, na parang 15 pesos, alkansya.

'Tapos bibili ka ng softdrinks sa school, 12 pesos. Recess pa lang yun, may lunch pa, 'tsaka recess ulit ng hapon. So tres na lang natitira sa baon ko nun, kaya ayokong paranas yun sa mga anak ko.

Gusto ko maging spoiled. Wala akong pake, maging spoiled mga anak ko, basta nabubuhay ko sila nang maayos. Mas maganda na yun.

At least alam mo sa sarili mo na natutulungan mo yung anak mo. Di mo pinaranas sa kanya yung hirap.

Loisa: Ako, ayoko ng ini-i-spoil. Kasi siyempre hindi mo naman masabi na habang buhay marami tayong pera, e.

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Kumbaga meron ka, may pera ka, pero ayoko siyang sanayin sa mga, sa lahat ng gusto niya.

Siyempre, pag nanay ako, ako pa rin magdedesisyon kahit ngumawa ka nang ngumawa diyan, wala kang magagawa.

Siyempre, hindi naman pwede, masusunod yung anak ko, di ba? Hindi naman pwede yung ganun.

E, di siya na lang nanay, ako anak.

[Laughter]

Ronnie: Mga pamangkin ko, apat ang pamangkin ko. Lahat yun tinuturing kong parang mga tunay kong anak, binibili ko kung anong gusto nila. Kasi gusto ko maranasan nila yung saya ng...

Naranasan ko kasi na lahat. Lahat nabibigay sa 'kin dati, and sa isang pikit lang, nawala.

Naghirap kami kaagad kasi naaksidente yung Daddy ko. Tapos ngayon…

So dati… nakukuha ko lahat. Meron akong motor, bata pa lang ako, seven years old, nagba-bike na ako. Lahat ng laruan meron ako. Pero, isang ganun lang, naaksidente Daddy ko, wala na kaming pera.

Naranasan ko yung hirap, na parang, ang sarap mabuhay nang masaya at nalalaro mo kung anong bagay sa 'yo.

Iyan, ginagawa ko sa mga pamangkin ko. Ano bang gusto nila, ibinibigay ko sa kanila.

Kasi gusto ko maranasan nila yung saya ng bilang bata. Kasi, bata nga yung pinakamasayang buhay. Wala kang problema. Iniisip mo lang laro. Kumbaga, masaya.

Gusto ko iparanas sa kanila yung saya.

Loisa: Ako din ganun, binibilhan ko yung mga pamangkin ko, pero hindi lahat. I mean, may limitasyon. Hindi yung lahat.

Siyempre, pag bata ganun, di ba? Gusto, "Bili mo ko nito, bili mo ko nito." Lalo na ngayon, uso yung mga YouTube-YouTube.

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Yung mga pamangkin natin ang kukulit. Yung papabili ng mga laruang nakikita. Siyempre, hindi naman pwede na lahat ibibili mo sa kanila.

Oo, yung mga unboxing, ang hilig nila. Sabi ko, "Hindi naman pwede iyan." Parang ganun.

Siyempre may limitasyon pa din. Kumbaga, kung ano lang yung kailangan at magagamit mo talaga. Yun lang yung ibibigay mo, hindi yung lahat ng laruan ibibigay mo sa kanila.

Ronnie: Ako kasi, lahat ng pamangkin ko, mas gusto nila ako yung daddy nila, kaysa sa totoong daddy nila.

Loisa: Pag magulang ka na… Tingnan mo yung mga magulang nila, hindi sila ini-spoil. Kaya ganun.

Ini-spoil mo kasi. Ibig sabihin spoiler ka. Tingnan mo pag nagkaanak ka, makikita mo hindi mo na i-spoil. Pustahan tayo?

Pag nagkaanak tayo, ini-spoil mo, yari ka talaga sa 'kin.

[Laughter]

The reel- and real-life love team of Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, also known as LoiNie, is this month's PEP Main Attraction.
PHOTO by Joseph Pascual

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Joseph Pascual

SHOOT PRODUCERS: James Patrick Anarcon, Rommel Llanes

SHOOT CO-PRODUCER: FM Ganal

ART DIRECTOR: Jeremiah Idanan

STYLIST for Loisa: Ica Villanueva

STYLIST for Ronnie: Rodel Brinas

MAKE-UP for Loisa: Bryan Vincent Lim

MAKE-UP for Ronnie: RB Chanco

HAIRSTYLIST: Angel Jamelarin

VIDEO PRODUCERS: Nicee Estores, Gabriel Cruz, Kyle Dela Cruz

SHOOT INTERNS: Therese Dionisio, Roselene Flores, Carla Pangilinan

Special thanks to Joshua Roque of ABS-CBN Films' Star Cinema

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