‘MIRACLE POWDER’ – The “ultimate contravida” onscreen, John Regala, has another side. That of an environmentalist.
You read it right, environmentalist. John, offscreen John Paul Guido B. Scheerer, is president and CEO of Project Green Evolution, Inc., which produces the Water Bonsai Organic Root Grower, billed a “miracle powder for growing indoor plants.”
John says, “With our product, growing bonsai plants in your abode has become far easier since you need not water or expose it under the sun. When you soak it in water and mix it with the ‘miracle powder,’ expect your plant to grow.”
WHY ME? – The “bad boy” (onscreen, that is) recalls that when he was hospitalized last year, a “kapatid” (fellow Igleasia Ni Cristo), Edwin de la Torre, asked him to help promote the “miracle powder.” Edwin invented the water bonsai.”
“At first I asked: Why me? Just the same I tried it and got hooked on planting water bonsai at home,” says John.
At a small launch last week, John and Edwin and the other officers of Project Green Evolution showed some of their water bonsai collection. And, indeed, as a poem reads: A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
By the way, the other officers, all members of INC, are Clair N. Baniaga (treasurer), Dennis L. Bialen, William M. Galvan (auditor), and George C. Orden (marketing).
KITCHEN GARDEN – Ms. Baniaga says that with “miracle powder,” a city dweller can have a mini-garden in one’s kitchen. “Imagine growing your own tomato, calamansi, and herbs in a house or condo.”
She has big plans for Green Evolution, including expanding the product in other parts of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. And tapping LGUs.
John is considering the possibility of talking to fellow actors and other movie workers to help promote the product and at the same time give them livelihood. Aside from that, the indoor plants help in keeping homes have healthy air at a time when pollution is alarming.
So there, the other side of John Regala. “Kontrabida sa pelikula, sa Kalikasan ay Bida.”