He may be one of show business’s foremost screen villains, but there’s a new side of John Regala that he wants to impart to the public - his being an environmentalist.
At present, he is the president and CEO of Project Green Evolution, Inc., which produces the Water Bonsai Organic Root Grower, a miracle powder for growing indoor plants.
“That’s right,” he says. “With our product, growing bonsai plants in your abode has become far easier since you need not water or expose it under the sun. When you soak it in water and mix it with the powder, expect that your plant will grow. All you have to do is maintain it.”
Curiously, how did he get into this?
“I was hospitalized at the start of the year. There, I was visited by Edwin dela Torre who happens to be the inventor of the water bonsai in our country. He sought my help to promote the product. At first, I asked myself, ‘Why me?’ But after trying it myself, I got hooked to planting water bonsai. And, why not? It’s not only a hobby but an effective way of combatting indoor pollution.”
More than this, the renowned screen baddie sees it as one practical way to generate a decent source of income.
“Yes! Actually, that’s our main goal. That’s why we are pitching the project to various Local Government Units (LGU’s). We want it to be promoted to schools and universities. Then, there are also the barangays. We are in the process of choosing five municipalities as beneficiaries.
“Imagine the income it would generate for the people. Actually, it’s a win-win situation for those who will engage in the project since if they don’t have prospective takers for their water bonsai, we will buy it from them. We will be the ones to sell and distribute the plants.”
“I’m also thinking of our brothers who are in jail. This can be a great way to use their time wisely and earn. As for the elementary pupils I think it’s nice that at an early stage, we can teach them how to be nature lovers while earning extra income. Water bonsai planting also promotes family bonding, right?” John avers.
On the showbiz side, John knows that there’s a huge potential for his latest business venture in the industry.
“Oh yes, I’m aware that there are lots of stars who are plant lovers and this will appeal to them. The Water Bonsai Organic Root Grower is just P200.00 per sachet, which is very affordable. That’s why I talked to the Actors’ Guild and Film Academy of the Philippines to help me promote this. I’m optimistic that we can generate funds eventually which will be a great boost to us.”
With his new advocacy as an environmentalist, John’s vision is for every home to have a plant.
“Wouldn’t it be nice? We will all have our own little share in preserving Mother Nature, especially now that Climate Change is in our midst. In using Water Bonsai Organic Root Grower, we just don’t help save nature but create livelihood and promote excellent health for everybody as well. It’s like Sagip-Kalikasan, Kabuhayan at Kalusugan.”
Truly, John’s new title befits him: “Kontrabida sa Pelikula. sa Kalikasan ay Bida.”
Gerald Anderson finds his Ipanema Perfect Pair
Mall-goers and fans alike could not contain their excitement when Gerald Anderson, one of the hottest young actors today, took to the stage at the Trinoma Activity Center for the Ipanema Perfect Pair event, the last big summer splash of the fun, chic, and colorful Brazilian made sandals and flip flops.
The crowd went wild as Gerald performed a number of hits, much to their delight and adoration. His presence coincided with the exciting dating game, the highlight of the day’s event, where one of three Ipanema Perfect Pair contestants, the bubbly Nina Canares, won the chance to spend a romantic date with Gerald plus an exciting all-expense paid trip to the Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu.
Adding to the summer romance feel with their catchy tunes were Aia de Leon and other talented Ukelele artists.
A variety of fun booths also surrounded the venue, each one patterned after the Ipanema flipflop styles—Sweet & Dainty, Sexy Chic, and Bold & Artsy, all reflective of Ipanema’s fun, fashionable wearers: Nail Art & Foot Spa, DIY Flower Crown & Foot sticker tattoo, and a Make-up and Hair Styling booth.
Indeed, the Ipanema Perfect Pair event with Gerald Anderson made the summer season a truly unforgettable moment to remember. Ipanema is distributed by ELRO Retail Corporation. Check out Ipanema Philippines on Facebook and www.elroretail.com
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