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IN no time, DJ Durano might end up as the new “kilabot ng kolehiyala,” a title once held by crooners Hajji Alejandro in the seventies’ and Ariel Rivera in the early nineties. That is, if Durano’s winning streak continues. Now that he has released his first CD, Durano joins the roster of hundreds of other Filipino musical talents who claim to be legitimate recording artists.

Durano looks good, in fact, he looks better than a lot of new singers who have entered the business by way of winning in local reality shows and talent searches. I listened to his carrier single “Ako Lang ang Nagmahal” while I was stuck in traffic a few nights ago and I must say that it’s not bad at all. Am not saying that it’s a brilliant composition, but Durano’s soothing vocals certainly did the magic. Given the right promotions, this single might just end up at the top of the local charts.

Whoever Durano’s career strategist is, he or she is doing a good job. Lately, he has been very visible on the boob tube, many thanks to film and TV director Wenn Deramas who took on the responsibility of making sure that Durano’s career takes off in the right direction.

Although Durano’ entertainment history started via German Moreno’s That Entertainment, it was Deramas who made sure that this dude gets the right projects. His first big role came via the fantasy series Marina, where he played the righthand guy of mega-antagonist Cherie Gil. Durano created quite a stir and he was cast in important roles in succeeding programs like Pedro Penduko and Kampanerang Kuba. In the new Piolo Pascual-Claudine Barretto drama Walang Kapalit, Durano takes on yet another important role.

“I’m just very lucky to have Direk Wenn at my side,” he explains, “I have no family here in the Philippines and he is my family.” Rumors have been circulating that there is much more to the Deramas-Durano friendship but the new singer just shrugs everything off, saying, “They can think whatever they want to think, they can say whatever they want to say. I feel blessed to have Direk Wenn in my life. My concern is my work, to be the best that I can be, whether I’m acting or singing,” he adds.

He is also coming in with a lot of experience from performing in the live concert circuit. Durano shares that he spent quite a number of years as a vocalist for bands like Intense, NXT Level, Music Jive and Frontline. That will surely be an advantage for a new recording artist because unlike many stars in the big networks who are suddenly thrown in the lion’s den as singers even if they can only be classified as popular actors, Durano is properly armed for his battle.

The debut album is a CD-lite, which is the way to launch a new singer’s career nowadays. It has only six tracks but the bonus is, buyers get another six minus-one tracks. Under the new Ballyhoo label, the album is produced by Deramas so it’s a labor of love indeed.

With the hot, hot box-office director as Durano’s sail and anchor, I am sure that he could very well be the next kilabot ng kolehiyala of the local music scene.

Article by Ricky T. Gallardo


  1. Anonymous  

    August 14, 2008 at 9:19 PM

    wow what you're holding looks yummy...

  2. Anonymous  

    May 9, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    can we have sex, you look delicious. yummy!

  3. Anonymous  

    September 1, 2009 at 1:12 AM

    pare kamusta kana? kilala mo pa ko? jr to nung high school, sikat ka na ah.. gusto mag artista ng mga anak ko puro babae... jr ibarra to..0927-8160962. text moko pare, classmate,

  4. Anonymous  

    May 3, 2010 at 11:44 AM


  5. jen  

    September 23, 2010 at 6:55 PM

    mr. slummer how are you? REASONS gh

  6. Anonymous  

    October 27, 2010 at 7:30 AM

    haist naku ang cute mo pla in person ....
    but cn i ask seriously are you still single?
    may picture ako sau...taung dalawa only...nung nkita ka nmin sa trinoma...lovestruck tlaga ako....sau

  7. Anonymous  

    December 23, 2010 at 8:42 AM

    mabuhok ang ung hnharap

  8. joyce ceriales  

    March 19, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    hi deejay kamusta na?im joyce ung nameet mo sa robinson manila,sa adidas 2 years ago remember?

  9. Anonymous  

    June 7, 2011 at 5:51 AM

    totoo ba ang picture na naka underwear? Is that you DJ? For me parang hindi ikaw.paki sagot naman.I will wait for your honest answer please. tnx. You are good looking at the same time magaling na actor..Hopefully more projects sa iyo.

  10. Anonymous  

    August 17, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    ai malaki ang buto mo sigurado ako....

  11. Anonymous  

    April 22, 2012 at 7:43 AM

    Dj, mas yummy k kaysa kay Lucky, promise

  12. Anonymous  

    June 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    sarap magpakarat sau cguro,sana malaki yang titi mung mabuhok,pa blow job ha?hmmm.yummy iputok mu pa..hihihi

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