Enchong Dee settles issue with vehicular-accident victim

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"Wala kaming life behind work," Enchong Dee jested when asked how she and Erich Gonzales find time for themselves with their busy showbiz schedules.


Enchong Dee happily related to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that the dispute between him and a victim of a vehicular accident he recently got into has been resolved.

PEP was able to interview Enchong on the set of his latest film, I Do, in Cubao, Quezon City, last night, September 7.

The young actor is thankful to Mr. Johnny Manahan, Star Magic's chairman emeritus, for helping him settle the misunderstanding with Marlon BoƱales of Muntinlupa City. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)

However, the Kapamilya star refused to give details about the settlement, but he assured that there's nothing to worry about anymore.

Enchong, who thinks the issue was just blown out of proportion, said, "Ang dami kasing tao na hindi kasali na sumasali. So, ang daming misunderstanding, misinterpretation na dapat hindi naman ganun. Kumbaga, kung may problema ka, it's between the two of you. Hindi 'yong ang daming sumasawsaw.

"Kung tutuusin," he continued, "wala naman talagang problema and there's nothing to worry about kasi everything is being handled very, very well."

He acknowledged the efforts of Mr. Manahan to clear things up.

"Lalo na noong pumasok si Mr. M, tinulungan niya ako, and he handled it very, very well, na everything is okay, and everything is being taken cared of very well. After that [interview with The Buzz], there are mga sagot na kailangan sila Mr. M, sila Ms. Mariole [Alberto, head of Star Magic] na naayos na. I'm sure he's gonna appear on SNN very soon," said Enchong, referring to the vehicular-accident victim.

But according to a source close to Enchong, aside from the financial assistance, the young actor also helped in the hospitalization and medication of the victim.

LAUNCHING MOVIE. Enchong is also grateful for having another movie project with Star Cinema, ABS-CBN's film arm, right after the family-oriented movie Sa 'Yo Lamang.

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Enchong and screen partner Erich Gonzales will finally have their launching movie titled I Do, which is scheduled to be shown on September 29.

Since this is his first time to be a lead actor in a movie, Enchong admitted that it is a bit scary especially when he thinks about the reaction of the viewers.

"Kinakabahan kami [ni Erich] kung ano 'yong magiging resulta," he said. "But the fact that Star Cinema gave us the opportunity to make a movie on our own, kailangan naming gampanan ang responsibilidad na 'yon. Kumbaga, this is our test, our gift to all the supporters since we started Katorse last year."

Enchong also said that this movie is a break from his usual heavy drama roles, like in Magkaribal and Sa 'Yo Lamang.

"Sinabi ko nga kay Direk Mae [Czarina Cruz], 'yong director namin sa Magkaribal, it's very refreshing kasi sobrang bigat doon [Sa' Yo Lamang]. Kasi, everytime we're doing a scene, kailangan may pinanghuhugutan.

"Ito, we're enjoying it. Kumbaga, iaarte namin na puwedeng hindi dapat sa eksena, biglang mapapasali kasi ang ganda ng kinalabasan. Kumbaga, ito ay natural, mas natural siya."

Enchong added that he's having fun on the set with his co-stars, like comedians Pokwang, Melai Cantiveros, and Dennis Padilla.

"Nakakatuwa po 'yong ikinukuwento nila 'yong sarili nilang experiences. Like, si Melai, si Kuya Dennis. At saka kasi kailangan mo rin ang closeness sa set para lumabas sa movie And nakakatawa, kasi it comes out naturally with Ate Pokwang and everyone.

"Kahit wala sa script, parang adlib-adlib na lang. 'Yong director din namin [Veronica Velasco], okay lang sa kanya, natutuwa naman siya. So, ayun, sobrang light talaga," said Enchong.

After this movie, Enchong hopes that their fans will continue to support him and Erich in their future projects.

"Siguro naman tuluy-tuloy na kasi isang taon na kami magkasama and lahat ng pinagsasamahan naming projects, they're really supporting it. Lalo na doon sa indie film namin [Paano Ko Sasabihin]. Nagulat kami kasi even internationally, it was screened and ang daming nanood. So, we're just thankful to them."

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