September 3, 2012

Ramon Bautista is MIBF Bookworm!

Ramon Bautista, renowned TV host, brand endorser , comedian, online celebrity and a book author lends his magnanimous personality to the already exciting event as he joins MIBF's Bookworm ! Fun and learning are what’s cooking at the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), the country’s longest-running and biggest book fair, as it heads back to SMX Convention Center on Sept. 12-16.
Ramon met video director RA Rivera in college at the University of Philippines in Diliman. It is through this friendship that he got his first claim to fame when the latter uploaded on Youtube Ramon’s video called “Dan Michael: Master Magician”, a spoof on American illusionist David Blaine. This gained quite a following.

From then on, Ramon continued to make viral videos, the most recent of which is “Tales from the Friend Zone” which has reached around 165,000 since being uploaded in May.

Elsewhere on the web, Ramon is still king with his 270,000 followers on Twitter and about 250,000 fans in different Facebook pages.

Last year, his Formspring account also received the most number of “smiles”, the website’s equivalent to Facebook’s “likes”, at 142,000.

Onscreen, Ramon is known as the host of “May Tamang Balita”, a satirical news show on GMA News TV. He also had his own MTV mini-show called “The Ramon Bautista Show”. He has graced the big screen in films such as “MNL 143”, “Qwerty”, and “Rakenrol”. However, his talents also shine behind the scenes. He is a writer and co-producer of the horror film “San Lazaro”.

Giving back to the institution that gave him a headstart in his film and media career, Ramon has been  a lecturer at the University of the Philippines Film Institute since 2002 while pursuing his Master of Arts in Film.
As one of MIBF’s Bookworms, Ramon, as well as cartoonist Stanley Chi, renowned tour guide Carlos Celdran, and former DJ Tado Jimenez, will be making a series of online videos for the event aiming to entice people from all walks of life.  There truly is something for everyone at the Manila International Book Fair.

MIBF runs from Sept. 14-18 at the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. MIBF is organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. in partnership with Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc., Book Development Association of the Philippines, Philippine Booksellers Association, Inc., and Publishers Representatives Organization of the Philippines. For details, call 896-0661 or 896-0682, or e-mail bookfair@primetradeasia.com.



1 comment:

chrisair said...

Never knew that he writes book

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