The Bagito’ effect

by Pau Aguilera
Manila Bulletin (Original link)

Teen stars Nash Aguas and Alexa Ilacad have opened up about learning some useful lessons from their stint on the ABS-CBN hit series “Bagito.”

Working on a project dealing with such sensitive topics as premarital sex and teen parenthood was an “eye-opener” for Alexa.

“Babae ako eh, dalaga pa. Ang dami minsang gustong maka-chancing sa’yo, kahit pa ayaw mong mag-assume, ’di ba po? Parang, ‘Ay feeling ko, may motibo ito.’ Ingat-ingat na lang, lalayo sa mga kailangang layuan, ganun po,” she explained in a recent interview.

At 14, Alexa is properly informed about sex, thanks to her mom.

ALEXA ILACAD and Nash Aguas

“Nakakausap ko siya tungkol sa mga bagay na tungkol diyan,” she shared. “Kasi kung ’di mo siya kinausap at ’yung mga tingin mo lang na tama ’yung pinaggagagawa mo, baka kung saan ka mapunta, ’di ba?”

Alexa, who wears a chastity ring given by her dad, believes intimacy should come only after marriage. “Kung boyfriend mo pa lang, sana pigilin. Dahil hindi ka pa sure kung siya na ’yun eh. Maganda sana ibigay mo ’yun dun sa taong makakasama mo habambuhay.”

Nevertheless, she has nothing against those who believe otherwise.

“Napag-usapan ’yan (sa church namin), pa’no ’yung mga nabuntis na? Hindi na ba sila tanggap ni Lord? Hindi, mahal na mahal pa rin Niya tayo. Ang importante lang sa Kanya is tanggap mo ’yung pagkakamali mo and you learn from it.”

Like Nash, like Drew

Nash, for his part, has identified himself with the character he plays, Drew.

“Sabi ko nga po perfectionist ako, ’yung pag hindi ko nagawa ng tama (’yung gusto kong gawin), grabe ako ma-depress,” he explained. “Dito kasi ’pag nagkamali ka, sinasabi niya (nung character) na ’wag kang ma-burden o ’wag bumigat ’yung loob mo kasi may chance para bawiin, and ’yung tingin ng tao sa’yo mas tataas kasi, parang nagkamali ka pero hindi ka natakot bumawi at lumaban pa ulit.”

But it doesn’t mean Nash readily identified with Drew being a young father, saying, “’di ko alam sa’n po ako huhugot.”

“Pero habang nagte-taping po kami, dala-dala ko ’yung bata, nag-i-imagine ako na talagang anak ko siya, and nakakadala naman talaga ’yung baby,” he recalled. “’Pag may hawak ka nang baby – kasi first time kong maghawak ng mga babies – parang nararamdaman ko kung ano ’yung nararamdaman ni Drew…”

Alexa and Nash, together with Ella Cruz and the rest of the “Bagito” cast, are readying themselves for a new chapter of the top-rating primetime drama series, which is set to open this month.

“Bagito” will also team up with the Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM) in launching the “Bagito Hangout” online forum for viewers. Netizens can ask questions and advice from CEFAM counselors, which will begin on Jan. 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on http://bagito.abs-cbn.com/hangout.

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