‘EAT BULAGA’ to air special telemovie tackling mental health

By Michelle Joy L. Padayhag |October 18,2017 - 10:25 PM

Shamaine Buencamino, Maine Mendoza, Alden Richards and Nonie Buencamino

THE COUNTRY’S longest-running noontime variety show “Eat Bulaga!” will tackle mental health problems and the stigma people face in a special telemovie to be aired this Saturday, Oct. 21.

Actress Shamaine Buencamino shared a photo of her and husband actor Anthony “Nonie” Buencamino with GMA’s Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards on her Facebook yesterday.

“Just finished taping for Eat Bulaga’s LOVE IS…to be shown this Oct 21, Saturday. This is an hour-and-a-half special drama that touches on mental illness, specifically clinical depression. Hope you can find time to watch it. #mentalhealthmatters #juliabuencaminoproject,” she said.

However, five hours later, Shamaine’s post was no longer available.

Soon after, she posted, “Sorry about that. Saturday na lang daw ang posting.”

Shamaine and Nonie are parents of the late Kapamilya actress Julia Louise Buencamino who allegedly committed suicide inside their house in Quezon City in 2015.

Julia was 15 years old. She was part of the cast of drama series “Oh My G!”in ABS CBN, top billed by Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel.

In a separate Instagram post, Shamaine also thanked Mendoza.

“Thanked Maine for her courage. Please watch Eat Bulaga’s Drama Special this Oct 21, Sat, on clinical depression. Holding you always in my heart @hoolianabanana,” she said.

To recall, “Eat Bulaga!” host Joey De Leon’s comments about depression two weeks ago became a controversial topic.

“Yung depression gawa-gawa lang ‘yan… Gawa nila sa sarili nila,” de Leon said.

Mendoza answered, “Uy pero hindi biro yan ha. Siyempre maraming nakakaranas ng ganun lalo na sa mga kabataan kaya dapat pag may nakakaranas ng ganun, kailangan natin bigyan natin ng suporta.”

De Leon has already apologized on television following the backlash on his insensitive remark.

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