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IT MUST HAVE BEEN HARD FOR RAYMOND BAGATSING TO COPY MANUEL L. QUEZON’S ACCENT

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SPANISH MESTIZO SOUND Quezon’s Game lead actor Raymond Bagatsing (right) guests in the June 30 episode of Art 2 Art hosted by Lisa Macuja.

SPANISH MESTIZO SOUND Quezon’s Game lead actor Raymond Bagatsing (right) guests in the June 30 episode of Art 2 Art hosted by Lisa Macuja.

 

Actor Raymond Bagatsing, who has been reaping critical praise and awards for his lead performance in the historical drama Quezon’s Game, guests in Art 2 Art in its episode airing on June 30.

Bagatsing recounts being invited to an unexpected audition where he was asked to read excerpts from a speech by President Manuel Quezon, and how he would later prepare for the role of a lifetime. A scion of a well-known political clan, he recalls his start in action movies before establishing himself as a dramatic and character actor. Bagatsing also shares his other interests as a certified yoga instructor and martial arts practitioner.

Produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company and hosted by “Ballerina ng Bayan” Lisa MacujaArt 2 Art airs every Sunday, from 3:30 to 4 p.m., on radio via DZRH (666 khz on the AM band), on cable television via RHTV (Ch. 129 on Skycable in Metro Manila, Ch. 18 on Cignal TV, and Ch. 3 on Cablelink) and live streaming at dzrhnews television.tv. The show may also be viewed via the Facebook account DZRH News Television.

In yesterday’s episode, Art 2 Art featured musical prodigy EJ Villarin. A scholar at the Philippine High School for the Arts, the 15- year-old has been playing the violin since age four. He won his first award at the National Music Competitions for Young Artists at 10 and became a pioneering member and first violin of the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra at 13. He recently had his first solo concert at the Steinway Boutique.

Past episodes of the program may be viewed on YouTube, at the Art 2 Art with Lisa Macuja channel.

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