Paolo Bediones, TV5 television and radio presenter/news anchor, currently has five shows on his plate.
He works from dawn to midnight hosting Good Morning Club, radio program Sakto Kay Paolo Sakto Kay Cherie, evening newscast Pilipinas News, and weekend programs USI: Under Special Investigation and reality show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines.
At the press launch of Extreme Makeover yesterday, March 29, at Elements, Centris, Quezon City, Paolo’s co-host, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, remarked that while he does an astounding job as a host, the 38-year-old bachelor barely has time to date.
“Grabe yung ginagawa niya sa buhay niya!” Tessa exclaimed.
The socialite turned TV host also shared an anecdote: “You know what? I gave him a date! He stood [her] up!…
“He’s telling me, ‘Wala akong lovelife, wala akong lovelife,’ whatever. Okay!
"I was like, ‘I have so many chickababes, I want to give you a date!’”
When Tessa did, Paolo’s hectic schedule made it impossible for the date to push through.
Tessa continued, “Anyway, he doesn’t show up! Man, his schedule sucks!”
PAOLO EXPLAINS. While she told this in jest, there is no denying that Paolo works non-stop.
In a brief interview after the press conference proper, Paolo had a bit of explaining to do.
“Hindi, kasi si Tessa, matagal na niya akong gustong i-set up sa mga kaibigan niya.
"Ang problema, siyempre, natatapos ako sa Pilipinas News ng 12 a.m.. Makakauwi ako by 12:30 a.m.
“Yung mga party niya, hanggang mga 1 a.m. So, walang punto kung pupunta pa ako dun sa mga party niya.
“Wala nang tao! Wala na dun yung gusto niyang ipakilala sa akin.”
When reminded about Tessa’s comment that at his age, he should soon find someone to settle down with, Paolo said that he’s fully aware of it.
“Ako ay 38 years old. At ang pangako ko sa sarili ko, by 40, by hook or by crook, may asawa na ako dapat," he declared.
Further teased regarding his zero lovelife, Paolo joked that apart from not having a girlfriend, he neither has lady friends who he made a pact of settling down with.
“Pelikula? Pelikula ba ito? My Best Friend’s Wedding, parang ganun? Wala naman [ganun].”
THE TRANSFER. As he mentioned during the press conference proper, Paolo says that he looks forward to TV5’s transfer to their new office in Mandaluyong sometime next year. This being nearer his residence, would perhaps allow Paolo more free time to attend to his personal endeavors.
“I’m looking at… itong paglipat namin sa Mandaluyong. Isang malaking bagay talaga.
“Kasi alam mo, every single day, twice a day, bumibiyahe ako sa Novaliches para sa Good Morning Club, ’tapos para sa radyo saka sa late-evening news.
“Bugbog talaga ang katawan natin. The weekends, para sa USI saka para dito sa Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines.
“It’s practically impossible na magkaro’n ka ng social life.
“Pero nasisingit ko pa rin yung mga football, nakakapaglaro pa ako sa mga liga.
"Exercise is important. Dapat healthy tayo.
“Pero yung aspeto ng lovelife, as usual… darating din ’yan.”
He made a forecast: “Pakiramdam ko, this year ’yan!”
If he does find someone, will Paolo be willing to compromise his workload?
“Tingin ko, dapat both ways yun, e.
“Handa ako mag-sacrifice, handa [rin dapat] siya tumanggap at umintindi na yung aking schedule ay ganung… ka-alien!”
Inquired if he prefers someone younger, Paolo replied, “Age doesn’t matter. Neither does height! Nor weight!”
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines debuts on April 15, Sunday, after Talentadong Pinoy.
Joining Paolo and Tessa in hosting the reality show are Divine Lee, Marilen Faustino-Montenegro, Joby Belmonte, and Tristan Jovellana.