by: Andro Ramirez
For once, I am at a loss on how to start writing an article without making it look like a PR job- A thing Belo and Solis love doing. I have even asked the Council explicitly to give this assignment to someone else since it would be very difficult for me to remain objective because the subject is a person I admire tremendously. But no, they did not budge. With no option left, I declare; “I love Osang.”
Borne Jennifer Adriano, this icon is more popularly known as Rosanna “Osang” Roces. From her character's very inception, “Osang” has been known for being outspoken, straightforward, and most of the time brutally candid. She never cultivated a sweet image like her sexy-starlet contemporaries, and even admitted her past indiscretions without fear. The first to bravely admit on air that she has gone under the knife, to enhance her already beautiful looks as Ana Maceda, in a time when such cosmetic procedures is taboo to be admitted on air.
Therefore, I don’t understand why a Lolit Solis would describe her as “mukhang unggoy” before her surgery. Incidentally, the name Ana Maceda was derived from Annabelle Rama and Ernesto Maceda. Still fresh in the showbiz scene during the 90’s and needing a media boost, she named names on national TV regarding the “Bruneiyuki’s” which implicated Ruffa Gutierrez among others. An issue, which later on caught the attention of the SENATE and was investigated. And like all Senate investigations, NOTHING CAME OUT OF IT. Sounds familiar?
Osang, an avid supporter of Victorina, has been in the news again lately when she was sought for her reaction to Vicky Belo being implicated in the Hayden Cam Scandal. Without batting an eyelash, she said, “I think karma has taken its toll on her and it will not stop.” It is fact that Osang used to be an endorser of Belo; they even became partners when they put up “Forever Flawless.” The two had a falling out that led to cases being filed in court, which is still pending as of this writing. A libel case filed by Belo against Osang was dismissed in 2007.
Asked further about Vicky Belo being implicated in the Hayden Kho – Katrina Halili scandal, she says she has no sympathy towards the doctor, whom a while back, she addressed as nothing but a gym instructor. She continues by saying she thanks God that she never got implicated in that kind of a scandal in her life. She adds that she may be ready to forgive (Belo), but sure of herself that she can never forget whatever ills that transpired between her and Belo.
What goes around, comes around... or so the saying goes. According to one media practitioner who wishes to remain unnamed, “Instead of spending frivolously on debauched soirées and lavish parties to further the unnecessary grandness of the Belo brand... Oh and don't forget about the different trips to far-flung cities around the world which she doles out to her media friends... The last time I heard corrupting the values of media men is ghastly. Belo should focus on herself and the people around her. It's like she's living in some fantasy world of her own creation, oblivious to the evils and negativities of the real world.”
Belo and Solis and their devious ways will be forgotten soon but who would forget Osang?
Who could ever forget the 1998 Star awards wherein she came with one of her breasts exposed painted over with body paint... Her nun costume with see through satin back... Her numerous warnings given by the MTRCB. In response, she attended a TV show wearing a black t-shirt with the words “Down With Hypocrisy.” And who woud forget the Rico Yan death controversy that never had an end to it. Her being censured by the KBP along with GMA Anchor Mike Enriquez, made her decide to withdraw its membership from the group.
The list goes on and on.
Rosanna Roces may well be the embodiment of Meredith Brook’s song “Bitch” but borrowing a line from the song and “enhancing” it a bit: “I know I wouldn’t want “Osang” any other way.”