May bagong enthusiasm sa career ng young actor na si JerichoRosales. Through an exclusive interview for PEP (Philippine EntertainmentPortal), pinaunlakan kami ni Jericho sa aming request through the publicist ofGenesis Entertainment na si Jemuel Salterio. Dito namin napag-alaman ang mgaplano para sa muling pagbangon ng isa sa pinakamahuhusay na young actors ngkanyang panahon.
"Ang sarap ng sinabi mo!" bulalas ni Jericho nangbumungad siya sa amin sa Grams restaurant sa ABS-CBN compound.
Pero naidugtong namin na ang kapalit ng kanyang "pagbangon" ay ang tuluyang pagkasira ng relasyon nila ng dating kasintahan na siHeart Evangelista.
"It's just sad to hear, na ganoon ang sinasabi ng iba,na pareho kaming nawalan ng career noon dahil naghilahan kaming paibaba.Ngayon, sinasabi na blessing in disguise yun for both of us.
"Nakakalungkot lang isipin na ganoon ang palagay ngibang tao. Hindi naman kasi totoong naghilahan kaming paibaba. Noong time na yunkasi, we were rejecting some offers. Naging very choosy kami ni Heart.
"Maraming offers noon. Pero si Heart, gaya ko, maramikaming convictions. Hindi kami basta nagtatanggap ng kung anu-ano. 'Tapos,marami pang issue, lalo na yung sa parents niya. Sinabing nagrerebelde kamingdalawa. It was a matter of timing din. At saka nagkataon lang na yungsitwasyon namin noon, mahirap," pahayag ng young actor.
We could have shied away from this topic on Heart, but Jerichoseems to be moving on after the chapter of his relationship with Heart.
"Kung ako ang tatanungin, wala akong hindi magandangmasasabi about Heart," sabi niya. "Tini-treasure ko pa rin kung ano yungnamagitan sa aming dalawa. I never saw anybody as wonderful as Heart. When wewere together, laging heaven. We had bad times, but I will always remember therelationship through rising up from the frustrations.
"We just have toend it up. Kasi kung anuman yung nangyaring hindi maganda, I just don't want totalk about it. I will just remember Heart as the best friend I have ever had.Ever!" maramdaming pahayag ni Echo.
Sa nangyari, parang wala yatang closure ang naging relasyonnila.
"It had," paglilinaw ng binata. "But it was adifferent kind of closure. I am moving on. I will remain a friend. That's thekind of person I am. Ganoon talaga ako, pati doon sa ibang nakarelasyonko."
THE NEW ECHO. The new Echo, as how he describes himself now, is back tothe old Jericho. "Yung wala lang, masayahin," natatawang sabi ngyoung actor. "I see a lot of good things na nangyayari sa akin. I am justmore focused now."
Isa sa mga plano ngayon ng ABS-CBN ay ang pagsuporta sarecording career ni Jericho.
"They're playing my songs sa shows ng ABS, from myalbum," sabi ni Jericho. "Napapakinggan yung iba sa Pinoy Big Brother.
"'Tapos, ito ngang Malaysian soap opera. It's ABS-CBN's veryfirst big venture with another company. The working title is...let's just call itMalaysia. May ibang pinagpipiliang title, like A Time for Us, pero hindi ko paalam ang final. Let's just call it Malaysia.
"Sabay ipapalabas dito at sa Malaysia. Kaya lang, doonkasi, weekly. dito, weeknights. Medyo matagal mapapanood sa Malaysia. Dito,every night, mga thirty minutes. Doon, every week siguro, one hour."
Nakipag-meeting na rin daw ang kampo niya sa ABS-CBNexecutives na sina Cory Vidanes at Malou Santos kaugnay ng mga konsepto ng mgabagong proyektong posibleng katampukan ni Jericho sa kanyang home studio.
"Ang sabi sa akin, I'll be doing anepisode of Maalaala Mo Kaya with Kristine [Hermosa], and possibly, a movie withher. Just to test the waters siguro yung sa MMK.
"I'm starting to write songs again. Hopefully, beforethe year ends, I can come up with a new album."
SAG CARD. "Marami rin akong ginawa on the side, like the I Love UBug movie for a U.S. film company. Nag-audition ako riyan, and got the part.
"I was so glad to be informed that my application forSAG [Screen Actors Guild of America] has been approved. I was able to do kasi amovie for an American company, and that made me qualified. I got a letter fromthem.
"Kaya masaya ako. I have to work on that. I mean, that willbe my passport to Hollywood. Hindi ako makapaniwala when I received thatletter. Wow!
"'Pag member ka ng SAG, puwede kang mag-audition,mag-build ng connections sa agents, and that's something to look forward to.That means, I can never go wrong if I'm a member of that," pagwawakas ni Jericho.