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This Week on 'We Rise Together': The Squad Plus, 'Viral Scandal' cast + Marlo Mortel!

Renshi, Margaux, and Raven share what they learned from The Gold Squad while filming "Huwag Kang Mangamba"

Star Cinema Admin
Star Cinema Admin

11/5/2021 in News
This Week on 'We Rise Together': The Squad Plus, 'Viral Scandal' cast + Marlo Mortel!

The first week of November was a blast with this week's set of guests on "We Rise Together"!

Last November 1 was an ~extra~ special episode featuring the "Viral Scandal" cast members Charlie Dizon, Markus Paterson, Arielle Roces, Karina Bautista, and Aljon Mendoza, after they were joined by the press and their fans who had the chance to ask them some questions.

Among the questions asked to the cast, particularly with KarJon, was how will they react if they find themselves in a similar situation of being the subject of a viral scandal.

"Siguro kung mangyari yun sa'kin or kay Karina, agad kong iche-check kung kumusta siya. Yun naman yung lagi naming ginagawa ever since," Aljon said.

But more than checking up on Karina, the young actor said that he'll stick with her in her most difficult time.

"Pero kung ganoong ka-serious yung mangyari sa'min, siyempre hindi naman kami tinawag na partners dahil lang sa wala. So 'pag sinabing partners kami, partners din kami off-cam. Hindi naman namin pwedeng iwanan yung isa't-isa kapag nasa down times kasi para sa'kin, importante sa life ko si Karina, hindi lang bilang love team kundi pati matalik na kaibigan. Ayoko lang na tawagin sarili ko na iniwan ko siya sa mga panahon na down na down [siya]," he added.

Meanwhile, Karina would have a more mature approach by trying to assess the situation first before making any move.

"I would assess muna if he needs my help, kung kailangan ko na mag-speak up for him if malala na yung mangyayari. Pero if I will cause more trouble for speaking up, hindi ko naman issue, hindi naman ako kasali, better to leave it alone. Lalo kung nasa peak ang problema, sometimes 'pag maraming nakikisali, mas lumalala."

"I would ask him privately na lang and ask how he is. We're friends din naman and we both know what we've been through. Kung may nakakaalam ng pinagdaanan namin, kami yun kasi magkasama kami from 'PBB' and after 'PBB'," she explained.

Watch the full episode here:

With the nearing finale of “Huwag Kang Mangamba,” three of the cast members Renshi De Guzman, Margaux Montana, and Raven Rigor joined the November 3 episode to share some of their experiences from the show.

While they enjoyed working with some of the screen veterans, the Squad Plus members said they treasure the lessons they learned from their co-stars, especially the Gold Squad members.

“As baguhan, medyo hindi ko pa po alam kung paano yung sa blocking ko, hindi ko pa kabisado. Tinuro po nila [ng Gold Squad] yun sa'min. And kung may tanong daw po, sa kanila magtatanong,” Margaux shared.

Agreeing with Margaux, Raven added, “Matagal na rin po sila sa industry and marami na rin po silang natutunan. And nandoon po sila para i-guide kami especially sila Seth. Kapag kunyari may hindi kami nagawang maayos, [sasabihin nila] pwede naman kayong magtanong sa'min. Ganun po.”

Renshi, on the other hand, admired how professional the four of them are when it comes to their craft.

“Siguro yung pagiging professional po nila, and at the same time, nakiki-bonding po sila. Ang galing po ng pagkakasabay ng ganun,” he said.

Watch the full episode here:

Singer Marlo Mortel recently launched his newest single "Bituin," which he composed for his best friend as they both found peace in nature while dealing with their anxieties.

In the November 5 episode, Marlo said he wishes that his new song will spark hope to people who are currently battling anxiety and other mental health problems.

"Nakaka-relate ako dahil nagdaan nga ako sa season ng anxiety, nahirapan ako talaga, so we find comfort in the stars. And in the end of a tiring day, kahit napapalibutan ng darkness yung paligid natin, we see this spark or light of hope, we feel better. And that's what I want people to feel kasi andito na rin ako sa breakthrough ko eh, sa mental health situation ko na I found my happiness," he said.

Watch the full episode here:

Catch your favorite Rise artists and their celebrity guests on "We Rise Together" every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 12 noon on Rise Artists Studio and Star Cinema's Facebook pages.

You can also watch full episodes on Rise Artists Studio's Youtube channel!

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