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EXCLUSIVE: When are Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco planning to have their second child?

Melai Cantiveros shares how she balances her personal and professional life.

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Kristhoff Cagape

FRESH SCOOPS

03/09/2016 12:46 AM
EXCLUSIVE: When are Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco planning to have their second child?
030816-MelaiCantiveros_PUSH.jpgMelai Cantiveros relayed that she is very comfortable being around with Pokwang so that there were no major adjustments needed when they started taping for We Will Survive. “Very comfortable kasi kami sa isa’t isa ni ate Pokie (Pokwang) kaya hindi kami naga-adjust pa kasi dati nagkatrabaho na kami ni ate Pokie, ‘yun masaya. Wala namang problema sa aming set, very light kami sa set,” she said.

The comedienne said that they really do support each other on set especially when they are doing heavy scenes. “Lagi talaga akong natatawa kay ate Pokie lalo na at nagpapatawa ‘yan. Kahit pagod na pagod na ‘yan nagpapatawa ‘yan. Lagi namang nagbibigay si ate Pokie sa akin, kunwari kung alam niyang iiyak ako [sa eksena], hindi siya nagpapatawa, serseryoso siya, tinutulungan niya ako, hinahawakan niya ang kamay ko, talagang very supportive talaga kami. Ako naman lagi lang akong nandiyan kay ate Pokie,” she said.

Melai said that her acting skills have been honed more through the show. “Marami akong mga learnings kagaya ng acting grabe talaga ‘tong show na ‘to. Binigyan kami ng workshop, natutunan ko kung papano ‘yung emotion, huhugot ka talaga doon sa eksena.”

What was her husband Jason Francisco’s reaction when the latter learned that she will be working with Pokwang? “Sobra siyang happy tapos nong in-offer pa lang ‘to parang sabi niya ‘Go na ga’ kasi si ate Pokie ang kasama ko so alam niya na masaya lang, light lang talaga, masaya siya.”

On balancing her professional and personal life, Melai remarked that it’s all about taking it one thing at a time. “Naba-balance ko siya sa pamamagitan ng one at a time. Kung ano ‘yung project ngayon, ‘yun lang muna, hindi ko siya sinasabay-sabay sa ibang project para may time pa ako sa anak ko at sa asawa ko at sa pamilya ko. Siyempre dalawa naman kami naghahanapbuhay ng asawa ko so kaya one at a time lang para magka-time ako sa family ko.”

When asked if when are they planning to have their second baby, Melai responded, “Susundan namin siya mga after two years pa para i-enjoy muna namin ng sobra si Amelia (their first child) tapos next two years don na namin siya [susundan].”