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FPJ’s Batang Quiapo BTS John Estrada

John Estrada is currently despised for his role as Rigor Dimaguiba, the character who hides a dark persona behind his respectable facade as a police officer in FPJ’s Batang Quiapo. His sudden outbursts of violence and infidelity make him one of the most infuriating characters in the show. Plus, his arrogance doesn’t help in making him appear any less villainous.

When it comes to acting, John delves deep into the skin of his characters so he could get everything down to a tee, which explains why viewers are deeply affected by his portrayal. But that doesn’t mean he’s no fun on set. The truth is, John will always have this authentic humor and pleasant personality, which makes him so comfortable to work with. Proof? These behind-the-scenes photos from the FPJ’s Batang Quiapo set that showcase the camaraderie he shares with his co-stars."

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The Dimaguiba family always keeps viewers on the edge of their seats with their intense confrontations on TV. However, in real life, they are this close and loving to one another:

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Isn’t it refreshing to see Rigor flashing his handsome smile? Here’s a photo of him with Marites (Cherry Pie Picache), Nita (Susan Africa), Marsing (Pen Medina), Mando (Allan Paule), Noy (Lou Veloso), and Tindeng (Charo Santos), one of his mortal enemies in the story.

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When you see him passing by this ‘bilyaran’ spot as Rigor, you can easily imagine him wearing that irksome frown because it’s where Tanggol (Coco Martin) and Santino (Ronwaldo Martin)’s friends typically gather. But, as John, he’d enjoy spending time at the location and snapping photos with the production crew.

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Make the most of these photos because we will never see him grin this big again once he gets into character and the cameras start rolling.

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Imagine the amount of skill and professionalism it takes to transform from wacky to villainous. John and the rest of the cast must be pouring their hearts and souls into their roles to make them more than believable.

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Given his convincing acting, it’s often overlooked that John is actually a funny guy off-screen. In case you’ve forgotten, he once had his own ‘comedian’ era too. Luckily, we still get to catch glimpses of his humor through his mini-vlogs.

Here’s a short clip from his social media page where he gave us a peek at how he spends his downtime inside the artists’ tent. He even bantered with Mercedes Cabral, who portrays his mistress Lena in the story.

John acknowledged that viewers are enraged by Rigor and Lena's affair, but he emphasized that work is work, and they must give their best in whatever Direk Coco asks of them.

*Photos credit to Jorel Ramirez Facebook, John Estrada Facebook and Instagram, Coco Martin Instagram