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The Cast of 1984 Film ‘Bagets’: Where Are They Now?

Read on for the ultimate nostalgic throwback!

It’s been decades since the classic coming of age film Bagets hit the silver screens, but the memories of it still linger for one of its renowned cast members, Aga Muhlach. 

During a media conference for his new show on TV 5, Masked Singer Philippines, Muhlach said that he is very open to doing a reunion movie with the same cast. (Read: Heads up, 90s kids! ABS-CBN’s Tabing Ilog is now a musical!)

“I just hope it happens. Before pa, pinagu-usapan namin iyan.. Sabi namin, if it’s not going to be as magical as Bagets, parang we’d rather not do it. If we’re going to do a reunion movie, it has to be as big and as memorable as the original movie. If not, let’s just leave it at that… But of course, I would love to do a movie with the whole cast.” Muhlach said. (Read: Sineskwela, Hiraya Manawari, and Bayani return on TV amid COVID-19 lockdown)

Bagets was directed by Maryo J. delos Reyes in 1984.  It became one of the most iconic movies of that decade and pushed actors such as Muhlach, Herbert Bautista, Raymond Lauchengco, William Martinez, and JC Bonnin into the spotlight. And now that decades have already passed since the film premiered, one might wonder what these actors are up to today. 

For the ultimate nostalgic throwback, My Pope finds out where are the cast members of Bagets now!

The Cast of Bagets: Aga Muhlach

Photos from Pinoy Movies and Aga Muhlach Instagram (Agamuhlach317)

Muhlach was only 14 years old when he played the role of Adie in the film. Right now, the 31-year-old actor is happily married to former beauty queen Charlene Gonzales. He is also a great father to twins Atasha and Andres who recently finished high school in May. 

The Cast of Bagets: William Martinez

Photos from Justdial and Philippine Star

Martinez played the character of Tonton in the 1984 film. After taking a break from the limelight, the now 54-year-old actor is slowly trying to get back on track in the industry. His recent project includes the 2019 film Ulan, featuring Nadine Lustre and Carlo Aquino. 

The Cast of Bagets: JC Bonnin

Photos from Simply MZP YouTube and Jc Bonnin Instagram

In the film, Bonnin played Topee, a son of a movie star. Though he is no longer active in the entertainment industry, the former actor still recognizes how the movie Bagets changed his life. Currently, he is now working in the healthcare industry as hospice chaplain and spiritual counselor in the United States. He provides grief support and clinical counseling, and also works as a bereavement coordinator for grieving families and individuals. 

The Cast of Bagets: Herbert Bautista

Photos from Cesar Hernando / The Swank Style Blogger and Mayor Herbert M. Bautista – Quezon City Facebook

Bautista played the role of shy and quirky Gilbert in the film. After his colorful career in the showbiz industry, Bautista took another career in politics and became the mayor of Quezon City in 2010. As of writing, he is serving as commanding general of the 1502nd Infantry Brigade under the 15th Infantry Division, Philippine Army Reserve Command amid the coronavirus pandemic in the country. 

The Cast of Bagets: Raymond Lauchengco

Photos from Raymond Lauchengco Facebook and Instagram

Close enough to his real life, Lauchengco played Arnel who loves classic movies and musicals in the film. He recorded the movie’s soundtrack, “Farewell,” which is now considered a classic Pinoy music. Right now, Lauchengco still sings and does concerts once in a while; but because of the ongoing pandemic, he is now channeling his energy and creativity in making wooden sculptures. 

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