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Monday, February 09, 2009

Liezl turns down Bugoy's love

SOMETIMES, Jay Bugayon aka Bugoy feels like he's just dreaming. He was just a lowly rice and corn farmer in Camarines Sur when he took the audition for Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 and was sent to Manila to join the show on ABS-CBN. The rest, as they say, is history. He became first runnerup to grand dreamer Laarni Lozada and is now a recording artist of Star Records with his own album.

"Sabi ko sa sarili ko, kung panaginip ito, ayoko nang magising," Bugoy says when his album was launched in a very cramped venue. "I come from a poor family and I joined PDA para matulungan ang parents at mga kapatid ko."

He may not be the best singer in their PDA batch but he's the one that the audience really rooted for, despite questions about his gender. "Hindi ko na lang pinapansin yung mga intrigang bading ako. Basta alam ko sa sarili ko na lalaki ako. Lumakas na ang loob ko at niligawan ko nga ang crush ko sa PDA batch namin, si Liezl. Kaya lang, hindi niya ako type dahil mas bata raw ako sa kanya."

The first song he recorded, "Paano na Kaya," was a big hit and even got nominated as Song of the Year. He also won the most promising male performer award in the Asian Entertainment awards for it, so it's now the title track of his debut album, "Bugoy: Paano Na Kaya". Now, another song from the album is one of the most requested tunes on radio, his remake of the Vehnee Saturno ballad "Muli". "I really want to thank all who requested my songs. They can now buy my album and listen to my songs repeatedly."

What did he do with the P500,000 cash prize he won? "I gave P100,000 to my parents and I kept the rest in the bank. I also help my aunt in Antipolo where I now stay. Binilhan ko siya ng airconditioner. My plan now is to buy my own car para hindi na lang ako nagtataksi."

Bugoy will have a Valentine concert in Ratsky with other PDA scholars. He'll also promote his album at SM Clark this Sunday, February 8 and SM Sta. Rosa on February 22. It has six cuts: "Paano Na Kaya," "Muli," Ryan Cayabyab's "Simulan Mo sa Isang Pangarap," Vehnee Saturno's "Lahat ng 'Yan," Jonathan Manalo's "Bakit Ba" and "Kung Puede Lang Sana" also by Vehnee.



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