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Jessy Mendiola shares her most memorable moment with AJ Perez

AJ Perez's former love team partner Jessy Mendiola shares her fondest memory of the late actor

BY
Kristhoff Cagape

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04/20/2016 09:59 AM
Jessy Mendiola shares her most memorable moment with AJ Perez
042016-JessyMendiola_PUSH.jpgAJ Perez's former ka-love team Jessy Mendiola graced the book launching of A Smile Of Hope: The Legacy of AJ Perez last April 17, 2016 at the National Book Store Trinoma branch. The actress said that she was greatly reminded of her memories with AJ because of the event. 

"Lahat ng memories ko with AJ and hindi lang si AJ ang naalala ko pati 'yung family [because of this gathering]. Actually lagi ko namang nakikita sila tito (Gerry, AJ's dad) minsan nakakasalubong ko sa malls minsan nakikita ko sa mga gatherings so hind na rin naman surprise na magkaroon ng libro because I think na it's right naman na magkaroon ng tribute kay AJ," she said.

Jessy has yet to read the book and she believes that it will be filled of AJ's most memorable moments. "Actually hindi ko pa siya nababasa but I think it's mostly about the memories of AJ and how people remember AJ as a smiling person, as a very nice person."

Jessy worked with AJ on the soap Sabel where they became onscreen partners. When asked about her fondest memory of AJ, she shared, "Ang dami kasi pero ang pinaka di ko malilimutan na nanghihina na ako sa set namin sa Sabel tapos umiiyak na ako, nasa loob na ako ng van, pumasok siya sa van at inabutan niya ako ng gatas sabi niya 'Inumin mo 'to magkakaroon ka ng energy, sige na, kaya natin 'to last two scenes na lang.' Mga 5 am na 'yun tapos siya magbibihis pa siya ng school uniform niya tapos papasok pa siya so imagine someone like that, papasok pa ng school, mahaba pa ang araw niya tapos binigyan niya ako ng gatas para magkaroon ng energy."

Jessy believes that if AJ were still alive, he could have been one of the best actors of his time. "Ay oo AJ was very promising but you know I think si AJ naman siya 'yung tipong nag-iwan ng memories sa ating lahat na i-handle namin 'yung mga careers namin at mga lives namin na kasi siya talaga pagnakilala mo siya wala siyang bad blood, wala siyang inggit, wala siyang galit sa ibang tao ganon 'yung naturo sa akin ni AJ."