Rem, in his own words:“(Being gay is) a label.
I put up my own theater company in 2013. It was the natural evolution after all my years in the theater. Although success has come in critical acclaim, the challenge for any local theater company that only does ‘straight’ plays (non-musical), is profit.
There was no drama or fanfare (to my coming out). There was a struggle of course, when I was younger. The coming out was something that just happened naturally. Friends and family just accepted it.
(The gay community in Manila is) Alive and kicking. Fabulous.
(Advice to my younger self) Be brave. Take more risks.”