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  • MEET Alco Guerrero, young and dynamic, who soon might even earn the title “Director for All Seasons.” ABS-CBN has tapped him to direct all five episodes of the TV special of Batangas Gov­ernor Vilma Santos, also known as the “Star for All Seasons.” The special is titled “Vilma: A Woman for All Seasons” and will be aired on all Saturdays of Au­gust. Direk Alco confessed he has al­ways been starstruck with Vilma. Listen to him narrate his first encounter with the actress:
    vilma-santos“She (Vilma) made me a direc­tor before I even knew I was one. “As a teen in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, I would tag along with my mom (the famous Chit Guer­rero, who used to produce Vilma’s musical shows on GMA 7. Chit is now the special projects director of ABS-CBN) for a number of ‘Vilma’ shows in the US. With the family handicam around my neck and Vilma Santos right in front of me, I did what any starstruck teen would do – I pointed and shot. I followed here everywhere, shot everything.“And later on, back at home, my mom and her staff saw that the footage was good enough to air as behind-the-scenes footage for the Vilma Santos episode of the US shows. “ I got paid with a pair of nice leather shoes for the job.”

    Now two decades later, Direk Alco proudly revealed that the shoes are still with him. And so is the job. But with a big difference now. While Direk Alco happily admit­ted that his handicam still hangs around his neck, he has acquired enough credentials to be able to give him a decent career as a di­rector.He was head of such projects as “U Can Dance Version 2,” “KC in Paris,” “Sharon, The Mega Story,” Globe Telecoms’ Iphone launch and the spiels for “Maa­laala Mo Kaya.”
    When Alco started working with ABS-CBN in 2000, he was a writer for “Martin Late Nite.” He has been the director for the bi­annual Araw Values Awards – an awards night for the advertising industry that celebrates Filipino values in advertising. He has always been directing the annual Gawad Geny Lopez Bayaning Pilipino awards as well as a number of advertising-relat­ed TV materials, including that of Globe Telecoms, J&J and Clear. Well, Chit G., take a bow for being the mother of a would-be great TV and, hopefully, movie,director.

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