Some members of Sexbomb Girls led by Rochelle Pangilinan have come together to raise funds for the frontliners of COVID-19.
Rochelle uploaded this rare showbiz moment on her YouTube channel yesterday, April 28.
Present in the virtual reunion were the Sexbomb dancers who can also sing—Jopay Paguia, Izzy Trazona, Weng Ibarra, and Yvette Pabalan.
JOPAY'S ENCOUNTER AT A MALL SHOW
During the reunion, the gang opened up about the time they had to shield each other from unpleasant encounters during their performances.
Rochelle said, "Ang nakakaloka doon, iyong kung paano natin ipinagtatanggol iyong isa't isa kapag may nang-aapi."
Izzy cited an example: "Lalo na kapag may nanghipo sa show!"
The girls then recalled Jopay's experience when someone groped her butt during the mall show of their movie Bakit Papa? in 2002.
Jopay narrated, "Lakad tayo, kuwentuhan, lakad. May mga guard [sa paligid].
"Biglang may gumanon ng puwet ko!"
In the vlog, Jopay did a pinch gesture to demonstrate.
She continued, "Sabi ko, 'Hay! Kuya, hinipuan po ako.'
"Sabi sa akin ng guard, 'Okay lang iyan!'
"Iyak na iyak na ako, okay lang sa kanya!"
Yvette said, "Di ba, lahat talaga tayong parang, 'Waah!' ready mang-away?"
THROWBACK ABOUT THEIR "AWAY AWAY"
Another interesting part of the vlog was the group's conversation about their petty fights during their heydays.
Rochelle asked the girls, "Nagpapasalamat ba kayo na walang social media noong panahon natin? Noong mga panahon na phenomenal pa tayo?"
However, Jopay and Yvette somewhat rued the missed opportunity to spread their popularity to a bigger market outside the Philippines as there was no Internet then.
But then, Rochelle told the girls, "Mas okay na hindi kasi baka lumabas lahat ng mga kalokohan natin dati, e!"
The other girls—particularly Weng and Yvette—agreed with Rochelle.
Weng threw in, "Baka yung nananahimik kong basura malabas, ha!"
Rochelle recalled, "Oo, yung mga away-away natin dati!"
Weng then reminded the girls, "Napansin niyo parang walang nangyari sa atin na away na talagang sabunutan, sakitan ano. Tampuhan lang, ganun."
Yvette affirmed, "May respeto pa rin tayo sa isa't isa...
"Hindi naman tayo yung away na sobrang away talaga siguro kasi sa singers, leader natin si Ate Rochelle.
"Kumbaga kung ano yung sasabihin niya, ia-absorb mo na lang kahit siguro parang minsan, 'hmp,' ganyan. Pero siyempre, susundin mo pa rin.
"Sa dancers naman, si Aira Bermudez. May respeto kasi din. Ang hirap kasi para sa lahat ng babae kahit saan kapag pinagsama-sama mo, mag-aaway!"
Izzy remembered they simply stopped talking to one other when they had their petty squabbles, "Grabe, away bata!"
What were the reasons behind those misunderstandings?
Rochelle recalled, "Brush ko, e! Kinuha niya ate."
Yvette added, "Pwesto ko ito sa dressing room, e!"
Rochelle recounted, "Sa outside shows natin, marami naman talaga tayong inaway, oh well, lagay na natin, marami tayong sinapak..."
Jopay and Yvette clarified their confrontations with other people did not come to anything violent.
Rochelle then teased Jopay, "Si Jopay meron yata, e!"
Jopay quipped, "Tinadyakan ko lang! Hahaha!"
The virtual reunion also showcased the Sexbomb's singing talent.
Yvette performed the song "Tahanan," which brought them all to tears.
"Tahanan" is the theme song of Tahanan, the eighth season of Sexbomb's defunct drama anthology Daisy Siete. Their drama anthology ran from 2003 to 2010, with 26 seasons.
The vlog also showed a teaser of the reunion's second part, where they performed the theme song of Daisy Siete.
Here's the video of Sexbomb Girls' virtual reunion.
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