It was not a chance meeting. Rhodora Pascual Morales or Tita Doray believes that everything happens for a reason and comes at the perfect time!
Over lunch, she got to talk to the Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino. A staunch follower of the controversial celebrity since she was a kid, Tita Doray over a lot of chats asked Krissy if she wants to do a birthday show since she is known to crafting ideas and events in her shows in the past.
On asking the Queen, Kris Aquino
“Nagulat si Krissy when I asked her that. Sabi ko pwede ko siya i-produce ng birthday special niya if she likes. Sabi niya mas preferred daw nilang magiina na mag-travel na lang muna. Then, humaba ang mga usapan hanggang nalaman ko rin naman what she wants. So, sabi ko naman bakit hindi pa rin namin ituloy na iba naman ang tema. Travel sabi ko and we sat down after two days at may nabuo ng konsepto on travel!”
Kris’ new show
And #TripNiKris was born.
“Parang test and experiment din. Isang project lang muna. Pag nagustuhan niyo eh, ‘di itutuluy-tuloy pa namin. Since lumaki ako sa Nueva Ecija at kailan ko na lang nalalaman na marami palang lugar na pwede pang ma-explore at ma-feature doon, we decided to feature it.
“Malaki talaga ang tiwala ko kay Krissy. Sa mga napanood ko sa kanya, talagang whatever her hand touches or ‘yung mga pinuntahan niya at in-explore, hinahanap talaga ng tao. Ke banana cue ‘yan o anumang pagkain at lugar kapag pinuntahan mo na, either pipila ka o wala ng espasyo dahil sa sobrang puno. Kaya itong D’Ultimate Talent and Entertainment Corporation namin, believes that Kris is a bankable star.”
The airing controversy
The special was supposed to air last week of March but it has been moved to April 9, 2017 at the SNBO slot in GMA-7 after Jessica Soho’s show.
“Marami rin kasi nangyari so we had to adjust. Naaksidente si Krissy nung mabagsakan ng bakal ang paa niya so, stop taping muna kami for a while. And shino-shoot na rin ng anak kong si Rennan, na mas known as Bespren ng Bayan because of our Foundation, yung MTV ng theme song na siya ang sumulat. Naka-support din my daughter Erika na nitry-gritty in the production directed by Ricky Villabona. Excited kami kasi excited din ang mga tao to see the final product.”
Just like Krissy, this Tita Doray is a go-getter with so many businesses up her sleeves.
She gets what she wants
“Being in the business dealing with several companies and people from all over the world, I am a high-risk taker. Ganyan din ang nakita ko kay Krissy. There is never a gray area. Kung ano ang gusto niya gagawin niya pero ‘pag ayaw, no-no talaga. In the special, she conquered her one fear na hindi niya nagawa in her show before. She did things na ikakagukat ng lahat. From the food she featured na kinain niya to the places na parang hindi pa nagagalugad talaga.”
“Well, tingnan nila. Para sa akin hindi totoo na hindi na siya bankable. Negosyante ako. And high risk taker ako. Kaya nga ‘yun ‘yung challenge sa akin. Ang daming nagsasabing ‘why get her?’ Sabi lalangawin, sabi ko, ‘Ah, I’ll bet my ass on that! And I believe hindi lang ito ang show na gagawin pa niya. She has a lot on her kind, too. But now she’s taking everything slowly. At her own pace. Okay nga sa akin if she asks me to produce a talk show for her. Pero isa-isa lang nga muna ang kasunduan namin. After April 9, usap na uli.”
On working with the Queen
And the new producer enjoyed working with the Queen.
“I didn’t see all the negative points that were hurled at her. Masaya siya katrabaho. Nag-enjoy ang staff ko. Alam naman natin how spoiled and brattinela she is. Pero normal naman ‘ata sa kanya ‘yung pagiging maarte niya. Eh, bata pa lang ‘yan aware na tayo kung gaano siya ka-pampered. Siguro pareho kami ng ugali kaya nagkakasundo kami. No, walang demands from her end. Siguro nakita naman niya na inalagaan namin talaga siya. There are times na two choppers ang naka-antabay sa kanya. Hatid-sundo. Eh, tama lang naman kasi nung naaksidente ang paa niya aba, kelangan na i-rush namin siya sa ospital. She enjoys din ‘pag ginagamit niya our luxury cars. Eh, yan ang laruan ng binata ko. Pati ng dalaga ko kasi kumakarera kaya may alam sa mga sasakyan.
“It’s one awesome trip with the Queen. Ang trip na trip niyang gawin. Mag-ikot. Explore. Lahat she discovered. Sana magustuhan ng lahat para masundan pa!”
On personal talks
We tried asking Tita Doray if she and Krissy had a talk about the latter’s lovelife.
She showed us a heart-shaped diamond studded ring. Approximately P650K.
Kris was supposed to wear a ring on her finger but she changed her mind. Why? With whom?
That must be one major decision! Tita Doray just smiled!
“Maybe at the perfect time!”