Report and photo by Arvin Cabachete
MANILA, Philippines – Comedy Concert Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas remains one of the bankable stars in the entertainment industry. She just signed a renewal endorsement deal with Hobe Quick Noodles yesterday afternoon, July 25, at Ai Express Restaurant, Quezon City.
“I hope this is another blessing from the Lord kasi ika fourth year ko na sa Hobe. Yes!” Ai-Ai’s opening statement during the press conference.
Ai-Ai is endorsing Marikina Foods Corporation’s Hobe Quick Cook Bihon, the company’s top selling product.
She believes that the company continues to ask for her service since the sales increased during the duration of her endorsement.
“Mataas pa rin ang sales nila. Hanggat mataas ang sales siyempre kukunin ka nila. Yun lang naman pagkakaintindi ko. Pero baka favorite din ako ni Mr. Bobby Co. Hindi ba ganun ang mga Chinese. Kapag swerte ka, kinukuha ka nila parati,” delas Alas added.
This was agreed by Bobby Co., President and CEO of Marikina Foods Corporation.
“Gumaganda po ang sales ng Hobe. Nagpapasalamat ako kay Ms. Ai sa pagtanggap ulit sa amin at hopefully tumagal pa siya sa amin”, Co said to the press.
Asked by the press if he will increase the Comedy Concert Queen’s talent fee. Co’s answered a resounding yes.
If given a chance, delas Alas wants to cook pancit for President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Bukod sa Hobe pancit, i reresearch ko kung ano ang paborito niyang pancit at iyon ang ihahain ko sa kanyang gamit ang Hobe.”
She is also willing to cook for her colleagues in the showbiz industry.
“Sa ‘Sunday Pinasaya’ siguro palabok kasi ‘diba maraming sahog. Eh kami marami kami dun at maraming sahog ang show na ‘yon. So may comedy at nag dadrama din kami. Pancit bihon naman sa ‘The Clash’ for longevity para tumagal ang contestants habang lumalaban. Sa indie film kong ‘School Service’ ay ito quick noodles dahil quick lang naman talaga ang pagawa ng indie film.”
You can catch her at Sunday Pinasaya every Sunday and The Clash every Saturday and Sunday night. She is also busy promoting her indie film under Cinemalaya 2018, School Service, to be shown this coming August 5. She will also have another movie with Ex Batallion and another one under Regal Films.