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Kathryn, Alden paired in new Star Cinema flick Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards are the lead stars of Star Cinema’s latest film.


tar Cinema surprised fans by announcing today, March 12, that they are pairing Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards in an upcoming project. Directed by Cathy Garcia Molina, the movie outfit revealed that the film is slated to come out within the year.


The partnership between Kathryn and Alden came as a surprise as both are known to be part of some of the most popular love teams in the country. Kathryn is paired with real life beau Daniel Padilla, while Alden is a tandem with Maine Mendoza.

President of Sri Lanka welcomes Arci Muñoz

rci Muñoz recently flew to Sri Lanka where she got the chance to meet President Maithripala Sirisena. “It’s not everyday that you get to be welcomed by the president of Sri Lanka in his country and in his home and be on Sri Lankan news. Thank you to His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena for your hospitality. An experience I will cherish for my entire existence. I am humbled,” she wrote. She also visited other heritage sites in the country and noticed how they take care of wild animals. “During my trip to Sri Lanka I witnessed how they protect and treasure wildlife animals such as this elephant we

Pia Wurtzbach thrilled about her upcoming movie with Black Sheep


ANILA - Pia Wurtzbach is thrilled for her big screen comeback one year since she shot her last movie. This time the beauty queen will star in a comedy film to be produced by Black Sheep. “I am very excited. I have a lot of fun when I am acting, when I am playing a role, when I have to put Pia aside first and become someone else. That’s always interesting and always fun so I can’t wait to go back to acting this year,” the former Miss Universe told ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe on Wednesday. Since she won Miss Universe in 2015, Wurtzbach has starred in two mainstream movies under Star Cinema. The first one was “Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad” which was part of the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival; and the second film was “My Perfect You” with Gerald Anderson, which was shown in March last year. About her new movie, Wurtzbach said she already knows the story, which she finds “really interesting.” “Offbeat. And when I

say comedy, it’s not just your usual comedy either. Dark comedy,” she said. She also knows who she’s going to work with but she refused to disclose any details just yet. Nonetheless, Wurtzbach is very excited because her leading man in this film is “very good.”

just came across happily eating her meal. Free to roam around without a threat of getting harmed. We should all try to protect our wildlife for our future generations to see and appreciate,” she wrote. ARTISTA WINNIPEG MARCH 2019 ISSUE




FMAACI and JCI Winnipeg Spearhead “Rhythms for Peace Concert”


he Filipino Music and Arts Association of Canada, Inc. (FMAACI) and JCI Winnipeg in cooperation with Acoustic Live in Winnipeg (ALIW) and Maginoo, Inc., will hold a multi-cultural music concert to promote the unending message for peace for all cultures on April 20, 2019 at Maples Collegiate Student Commons, 1330 Jefferson Avenue, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. Local musicians and artists, Filipino and non-Filipino, will perform on this momentous occasion. Volunteer performing artists are as follows: Phoebe Man, James Cruzat and Jef Reyes, Victor Bustamante, Alfie Mela & Julius Eugenio (The Halflings), Christine Mazur, DanielTabo-oy, Darwin Rufino, DarioJavier(Triple “D”), Nandita Selvanathan, DJ Feliciano, Levy Abad, andAcoustic Live In Winnipeg (ALIW)singers and players: Jojo Yso, Rodel Olesco, Frank Urbano, Jon Rigor Natoc, Patrick Mayuga, Arnold Tongol, Donn Kay Bermudo, JaymarTria, andEmogen Ventura; with the special participation of the “Movin’ Up with Seniors” Dancers, St. Mary’s Tenors, and KC Salazar, Miss Junior Canada Galaxy candidate. Proceeds of this collaborative endeavour will cover the event’s cost of production and for FMAACI’s music and arts programs as the 2nd Filipino Folk Mu-

sic Festival is slated on June 23, 2019 at the Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre (SOPAC) just in time for the celebration of Filipino Heritage Month. FMAACI is a non-profit organization established since 2014 that gave birth to the 1st Filipino Folk Music Festival that was held at the Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba on November 15, 2014. It aims to explore and develop unique and creative approaches in the preservation, promotion and blending of Filipino music and arts in a multi-cultural environment. Composed of local artists musicians and creative community leaders, FMAACI’s objectives are: to discover and develop talents in music and arts; to establish and build relationships among Filipino artists through networking and mentoring, academic and artistic programs, and special recognition; to share Filipino music and arts in the community and to ensure their continuity for the next generation. JCI Winnipeg on the other hand,is comprised of young professionals and entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-40 who comes from a wide variety of backgrounds: business owners, managers, accountants, sales professionals, financial analysts, journalists, lawyers, doctors, dentists, students, and the like. Their mandate is to provide the members with opportunities for pro-

fessional and personal development, networking, camaraderie, and to instill in their membership a sense of local and global responsibility. Formerly known as the Jaycees

and the Winnipeg Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Winnipeg chapter was established in 1923, making it the oldest chapter in Canada. Winnipeg was the first chapter formed outside of the United States. (enojr)

nanabik sa balik-tambalan nila ng kanyang tinuturing na isa sa malapit na kaibigan sa showbiz. “Looking forward talaga kami to do this film ngayong year, kasi medyo namiss namin ang pakikipag-work sa isa’t isa, kaya noong nakita ko siya noong birthday ko, para kong nakita ang bestfriend ko. ‘Oh

yes, kaibigan mo lang ako’ parang ganon,” pabirong tugon ni Jolens sa panayam. “Sobra akong na excite na magkakaroon kami ng time ni Marvin na makapag-usap ulit para sa isang project together,” pahayag pa niya. Target ipalabas ang reunion movie ng Mar-Jo bago matapos ang taon.

Marvin-Jolina reunion movie tuloy na tuloy na Huling nagsama si Marvin at Jolina sa pelikulang ‘Hey Babe’ na napanood noong 1999.



ila tuloy na tuloy na ang balik-tambalan nina Marvin Agustin at Jolina Magdangal, na isa sa mga inidolong love teams noong 90s. Sa inilabas na Instagram post ng direktor na si Dan Villegas, tila isang magandang simula na ang meeting nina Marvin at Jolina para pag-usapan ang kanilang comeback Matatandaan na sa huling panayam sa “Magandang Buhay” host, inamin niya ang kanyang pa-









Clint Bondad on split with Catriona Gray: “I am truly the only one who can be blamed for anything and everything”


uch has been said about the controversial breakup of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and her former beau, modelactor Clint Bondad. B u t even so, many details still remain unclear — the question of who initiated the breakup or whether or not they’ve already separated during Catriona’s coronation in December, among many other queries, were left hanging. That is, until last Sunday night

when Clint decided to set the record straight by addressing what the public has been itching to know. “Truthfully, this will make things so much easier for both of us professionally. I agree with everything that was mentioned in the interview,” he began, referring to Catriona’s tell-all interview on late night talk show ‘Tonight With Boy Abunda’. “I am just personally closing this chapter of our lives because it has become more practical to clear things up instead of having people approach me like zombies with puppy eyes or letting certain questions linger around for too long,” he added. Clint Page 15 pls. ARTISTA WINNIPEG MARCH 2019 ISSUE


DOT: Routes Asia 2019 Cebu ready to take flight


EBU - After months of rigorous preparations, it is all systems go for the Philippine hosting of the prestigious Routes Asia 2019 according to the Department of Tourism (DOT). This year, the Province of Cebu

will play host to Routes Asia 2019, the marquee route development event dedicated to the Asia Pacific region with the DOT and the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) at the helm of all the preparations.

Bakit single pa din si Yen Santos?


indi itinanggi ng Kapamilya star na si Yen Santos na ilang taon na siyang single ngayon. Kuwento ni Yen sa naging panayam sa kanya sa media conference ng kanyang upcoming movie Two Love You, minsang sumasagi na sa isip niya ang pagkakaroon ng maituturing na special someone. “Yes ang tagal na ‘no?” bungad ni Yen. “Siguro, talagang hinihintay ko na ang the one. ‘Yung taong… gusto ko kasi pag nagkaroon ako ng boyfriend, siya na yung makakasama ko talaga sa buhay. Siguro hindi pa ni God… pero siyempre kahit papaano, kapag umuuwi ka may taong kumukumusta sayo kasi wala akong family dito ako lang,” aniya. At kung tatanungin naman daw kung ano ang kanyang pinaka nami-miss sa pagkakaroon ng special someone, “Alam

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mo ‘yun, nakakamiss ‘yung palaging may ka text ka, ‘yung nag-good night sa ‘yo, good morning, ‘yung may nagsasabi ng ‘I love you’ ‘yung pagsasabihan ko din ng ‘I love you, too’ di ba? So sana…” pabiro niyang kuwento. Ayon kay Yen, sumasagi na din sa isip niya ang pagbuo ng sariling pamilya. “Siguro po, wala naman po talagang masama na maging mapili, dahil ang tagal ko na nga po kasi naging single, so parang ako ‘yung susunod na magiging boyfriend ko kailangan piliin na talaga mabuti kasi siya na ‘yung gustong makasama ko habang buhay kasi 26 na ako, so parang ang mindset ko pag nag-30 ako mayroon na akong pamilya,” pahayag pa ni Yen. Sa ngayon, todo paghahanda na Yen para sa nalalapit na pagtatapos Halik na isa sa mainit na tinututukan ngayon sa ABS-CBN.


“We are ready for the hosting of 17th edition of Routes Asia. Cebu is ready for its send off party as a major global and regional hub,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. Over 800 delegates, 100 airline executives, 20 airports representatives, and 30 tourism authorities are making way their way to the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) dubbed as the only “Resort Airport in Asia”. “Our previous hosting of Routes Asia in Manila three years ago helped us mount new international air seats not just in Manila but also in the secondary gateways outside of the capital. We are positive that the same benefits will be experienced not only by the province of Cebu but the whole of Central Visayas region,” Secretary Puyat added. Routes Asia 2019 is expected to bring together at the Strategy Summit senior leaders from the route development and aviation industries including Routes Brand Director Steven Small, Mactan-Cebu International Chief Executive Advisor Andrew Aquaah-Harrison, IATA Regional Vice President for Asia Pa-

cific Conrad Clifford, and ASM Senior Vice President Nigel Mayes. Panel debates on the future of Asia Pacific air transportation are also scheduled with panelists from the Civil Aeronautics Board, VietJetAir, Fiji Airways, and Boeing. Hub development and self connection will be the discussion among Cebgo, VINCI Airports, ASM, Jestar Airways, and AirAsia Group executives while route development in China and airlines briefing will be tackled by representatives from ASM Global Route Development and VietJetAir respectively. Among the strategy summit highlights is the panel debate on sustainable tourism which will be joined by Cebu Pacific Air and DOT Undersecretary for Tourism Regulation, Coordination and Resource Generation Arturo Boncato Jr., who will share on the Department’s #MoreFunForever campaign and the government’s rehabilitation efforts in several major tourist destinations. Other highlights of the event are the Routes Asia Marketing Awards, which is highly considered as the “Oscar Awards of Aviation” and the Handover Ceremony to the next host of Routes Asia.

Arjo Atayde on his new digital series ‘Bagman’: ‘Wildest role I’ve ever done!’


reamscape Digital just released the full trailer of their new action thriller digital series, Bagman, featuring the The General’s Daughter actor Arjo Atayde. Arjo, who also became known for his role as Biggie Chen in the 2018 highly acclaimed action film, Buy Bust, shared the digital series’ poster on his Twitter account and wrote, “Wildest role I’ve ever done.” Bagman is an original iWant series that follows the story of a barber played by Arjo, who was forced to work as a bagman and get involved in the dark web of politics and corruption. The first six episodes of Bagman series can be watched exclusively on iWant

app for free, starting March 20, while the last three episodes will be streamed on March 27.

Nadine Lustre confirms living in with James Reid: ‘Hindi na naman bagong issue yun’


fter her boyfriend James Reid let it slip on national television during an interview with Vice Ganda on Gandang Gabi Vice last March 10 that he was already living with her, Nadine Lustre said she considers it a non-issue already. “Parang hindi na naman bagong issue yun (laughs). Ewan ko ba kay James,” she shared during the red carpet premiere of Hooq and Viva Films of Ulan last March 12 in Quezon city. The Ulan star also explained why she never admitted or talked about their living situation in previous interviews. “But really, I didn’t really want to say anything before kasi hindi naman importante na malaman din ng ibang tao but I guess it’s out. Para kasing hindi naman din surprising since medyo obvious din

naman siya so yun,” she admitted. During the Ulan premiere, Nadine said she was happy that her boyfriend of three years was there to support her first solo movie project and revealed that Jadine will be reunited on screen again later this year. “Actually sobrang excited siya. Super. First time namin (mapanuod) ngayon. Hindi pa ako puwede magsabi ng information about it but malapit na rin yun umpisahan. Secret. Not yet. Soon,” she says.

Check out Joey de Leon’s mementos of his ABS-CBN career


easoned host-comedian Joey de Leon took a trip down memory lane and re-

called the days when he was just starting out. In the ‘60s, Joey joined

the entertainment industry as a disc jockey for several radio stations including DWOW radio. Aside from being a DJ, he also became a host. There’s also a letter he shared dated 1969 that said his status as a temporary announcer changed to permanent and that he got a P10 salary increase; he was earning P200 per month back then. He also shared an old

photo of himself wearing a cap with an ABS-CBN logo on it. The

veteran TV host said that the photo was taken in 1968, 51 years ago.


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Bea Alonzo on working with Charo Santos in horror film ‘Eerie’: ‘Dream come true’



s the local release of her first horror film project Eerie draws nearer, Bea Alonzo admitted she enjoyed shooting the period film with co-star Charo Santos and director Mikhail Red. “We only shot the movie for 20 days. Every day siya so nakatulong din sa characterization namin

yun na hindi na kami lumalabas dun sa location. Isang bagay kung bakit ‘90s era yung pinili namin is because pre-social media era siya so maraming mga issues na hindi napag-uusapan. Yung mga saloobin mo hindi mo talaga na-i-she-share sa maraming tao kasi nung time na yun parang we’re too busy conforming. Gusto natin maging kagaya nung iba. So makikita niyo sa pelikula yun,” she shared during the special Eerie media preview held last March 2 at the ABS-CBN Studio Experience theater in Trinoma mall. Bea said she has always wanted to work with veteran actress Charo Santos. “Dream come true para sa akin na makasama sa isang frame si ma’am Charo. Honestly nung umpisa kinakabahan ako of course hindi ko alam ano ba dapat yung expectations ko. But nung workshops and meetings, alam mong ibang hat yung sinuot ni ma’am Charo. She wasn’t the CEO, she wasn’t the president of

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ABS-CBN, she was an actress and she was open to collaborating with you. So ibang pakiramdam yung parang nag-share kayo ng art so hindi ko makakalimutan itong experience na ito and it’s also my first time doing a horror movie, my first time working with Mikhail Red and my first time to have joined

a festival. So isang milestone ito para sa akin and hindi ko makakalimutan na kasama ko si ma’am Charo sa pelikulang ito,” she explained. The Eerie star also reacted to Charo showering her with compliments during the event. They play opposing characters in the horror movie. “Kinikilig ako. Gusto kong kumuha ng copy ng lahat ng interviews namin. Sabi ko nga nung photo shoot namin, ipapa-frame ko ng malaki yung photo namin together. Di ba sino makakapagsabi na nakatrabaho mo ang Asia’s Best Actress?” she said. When asked for her opinion if she thinks Charo might be up for another acting award for Eerie, Bea immediately answered, “Definitely. She was so good.”


Scarlet Snow Belo, humihingi na ng kapatid mula sa mga magulang


a ulat ng TV Patrol, mala-royal kiddie party diumano ang 4th birthday celebration ng influencer at social media darling na si Scarlet Snow Belo. Ani Scarlet, ang favorite food niya sa kanyang party ay ang “cheese French fries (and) Chicken Joy.” Si Scarlet din ang nag-lead ng prayer bago kumain at matatas niya itong binigkas in Filipino. Ayon sa ina niya na si Dr. Vicki Belo, “Lagi niyang gusto siya ang magle-lead kaya if you notice she’s so sanay to it kasi she really does it every meal.” Kuwento naman ng dad ni Scarlet na si Hayden Kho, “Pag nagdadasal yan binabantayan niya lahat, sisilip yan kung lahat naka-bow down…” Isa rin sa wish ni Scarlet ang magkaroon na ng kapatid. Ayon kay Hayden, “(Tinanong ko siya), ‘Scarlet, are you ready to have a brother na?’ She goes, ‘I don’t like. I want a sister.’ Alam mong ginawa niya, bigla na lang close eyes and ‘Dear Jesus, please give me a sister and a brother amen.’”


Nang tanungin naman si Vicki tungkol sa wish ni Scarlet na magkaroon na ng kapatid, ang sagot ni Vicki ay, “Hello Korina (Sanchez), tatanungin ko muna sa kanya kung gaano kahirap ang ginawa niya…”

Anne Curtis hits 11 million Instagram followers

V personality Anne Curtis remains the most followed Filipino celebrity on Instagram after just having hit an 11-million mark today, March 5. The It’s Showtime host shared the exciting news on the popular image-sharing app this morning. “Woke up to 11 Milli-ANNE followers! Thank you IG family. Here’s to even more travel photos, work posts, every day craziness and fun, killer workouts,” she said. Aside from this new milestone, Anne also holds the throne as the first Filipino celebrity to ever reach a million likes on the platform. The record-breaking post showed the actress and her husband, res-

taurateur and travel/ food vlogger Erwan Heussaff, overlooking a spectacular mountain range in New Zealand, where the two tied the knot in November 2017. Over on Twitter, Anne isn’t any less prominent with a whopping 11 million followers, making her the second most followed Filipino account next to Vice Ganda, who has a following of 11.9 million. Other local stars who have set the record as the most influential celebrities on social media are Marian Rivera, Angel Locsin, Yeng Constantino, Toni Gonzaga, Kim Chiu, Kathryn Bernardo, Liza Soberano, Erich Gonzales, and Vice, according to Metro Society.

Comedian Chokoleit passes away Comedian Chokoleit passed away after his performance. He was 46.

Star Magic confirms that comedian Chokoleit has passed away. Details are still being gathered. Chokoleit was performing in an out of town show in Abra, and experienced difficulty in breathing after his performance.” Born Jonathan Aguilar Garcia, Chokoleit made a name for himself in the entertainment world after he appeared as Pearly in the 2004 fantaserye Marina. Star Magic has released an official statement on the comedian’s passing. “Star Magic extends its deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones on the sudden passing of our Kapamilya, Jonathan Aguilar Garcia also known as Chokoleit. We request everyone to pray for the eternal repose of his soul and for the family he left behind. Thank you.”

kaniyang pakikiramay ang mga netizens para sa biglaang pagpanaw ng komedyanteng si Chokoleit, ngayong araw March 10. Ang ilan sa mga Tweets ay isang clip mula sa huling performance ni Chokoleit sa Abra. Tinuturing na “premonitions” ito ng mga netizen, dahil sa binanggit ni Chokoleit na, “Siyempre ako ang mauuna, kung ako ang huli baka hindi ko na kayo abutan.” Ayon sa isa pang netizen, tila tinapos na ng maaga ni Chokoleit ang performance, dahil sa di mapigilang pag-ubo nito. “Seems like Chokoleit cut short his skit. It’s very obvious that he’s having difficulty in breathing on this video. Rest in peace!” sabi sa caption ng netizen.

Netizens get chills over ‘premonitions’ from Chokoleit’s last stage performance Kasabay ng pagluluksa ng mga kaibigan sa showbiz, nagbigay din ng kaniya-

Maja Salvador on vacation with new boyfriend in Amanpulo Maja Salvador and her beau Rambo Nuñez are currently on vacation and are spending quality time in Amanpulo, Palawan. Maja’s non-showbiz boyfriend shared some of their romantic photos together on Instagram. In a recent interview, Maja said she is very happy with her current relationship. “Sabi ko nga, ang gaan, sobrang kabaligtaran ng dati,” Maja shared. It was nine years ago when Maja and Rambo parted ways, with the actress saying they were not probably meant to be together during that time.

Clint Bondad on split with Cat... Con’t. from page 9. started by first acknowledging the weight of Catriona’s career as the new reigning queen, citing that having to choose between a crown or a love life is a “trick question” and requires only common sense. “The career of a beauty queen is so different in many ways to that of other career paths and even more extreme then that of an actor or puplic figure. Incomparable. Its a winner takes all situation and it kick starts everything into motion with an explosion, but on top of it all it’s compressed into a single year of reign,” he said. “It’s the equivalent of sitting in a burning house and someone asking you, ‘Finish your chamomile tea or get your sweet ass out of here ASAP?!’ It’s not a question about personal preference but urgent priority,” he added. The Filipino-German hunk also clarified that he and Catriona have indeed broken up prior to the coronation. Though, they didn’t get to have closure until after, when they finally had the chance to talk in private. “However, it was actually me who eventually and actively pushed to make it official,” he said. On which of the two was responsible for the breakup, Clint — in his own words — stated that he was only one who can be blamed for anything and everything, though his explanation was somewhat vague. “I was massively depressed for a long time and I literally blamed anything and everyone except our relationship... I wouldn’t even allow it in the realm of possibilities. But my protective personality and shielding of the relationship made me unable to see things clear and rational. It became counterproductive. Love truly can make you blind sometimes and make you do dumb stuff... No matter how smart you think you are. I felt like I had to do things that Cat never asked me to do and stopped things that I loved doing and persuing and even started feeling guilty for simply enjoying life. I ended up completely draining myself and became so exhausted that at the end there was little left of who I once was,” he said.

“But if Cat did anything then it’s save me from myself. I am truly the only one who can be blamed for anything and everything. I failed, because the control was always with me all along. I just realized it too late. She knew I would rather go through complete death of my own persona then accept failure,” he added. But in spite of everything, Clint

said that he still has the best interest of Catriona at heart, adding that he would’ve been heartbroken to see his former sweetheart without her crown on her head. “I am glad things happened the way they did. Sure, maybe things could have been a bit different if the outcome would have been different too,” he said. “Nobody can be blamed for things that simply happen and I actually believe that this is the best ever that could have happened for both of us. She will go down as the best Miss Universe in History,” he added. It was Catriona who confirmed that she and Clint have put an end to their six-year relationship during her ABSCBN grand homecoming late in February, through which she agreed to talk about her personal life in an exclusive interview. When asked how she balances her love life with her responsibilities as the newly crowned Miss Universe, the Filipino-Australian stunner clarified that she’s, in fact, single at the moment. “Well it’s all about balance, whatever works for your personal life. But for me, wala akong love life ngayon,” she said. “So, I’m really focused on my Miss Universe journey, on being the best global representative that I can be, and also being a representative for the Philippines through and through,” she added.


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Five tips to get

Heart Evangelista’s


beauty glow

eart Evangelista has turned into a household name in the fashion and art scene, making her no less than synonymous to anything glam. And while the “Queen of Creative Collaborations” esteemed involvements with both local and international beauty brands may come intimidating, it is not totally difficult to get her ageless and flawless glow. Tip #1 Moisturize, moisturize! Heart makes sure to keep moisturized to beat aging. She shared about her routine, “First, I cleanse my skin. I use Shu Uemu-

Tip #5 Lead a healthy

ages. And anything that overflows goes to my hands and my elbows, she added. Tip #2 Let your skin breathe. Heart does not deny that she is an avid user of makeup, but there are steps she prefers to skip to let her skin breathe. She said, “I wear makeup every day. I’m not gonna pretend, I fix my eyebrows every day. I also have like a little jar of concealer because I have hives. Like today when I get stressed, I get like parang pantal so it always gets red so I always put concealer. I’m also a lipstick girl so I make sure that I have like a nude or a red lippie in She revealed, “Well, I avoid the sun. I avoid the sun but sometimes like when I go to the beach, [I go] all out. But as much as possible, not make it so much of a lifestyle even if it’s so fun. It really ages you so parang if it’s especially my source of income, you know I have to make sure that [I take care of my skin], and I also get a lot of melasma, ‘cause my mom had a lot of the big freckle map ones, I really have to avoid that. “ Tip #4 Be cautious of following beauty

ra, the oil, to take out the makeup. Then, I’m really heavy with my moisturizer, so a lot on my neck. I am a Pond’s endorser so I do a lot of anti-aging for my neck. On my face, I just really concentrate on my eyes and the jaw area because I break out when it’s too moisturized or if there’s too much oil. “For my eyes, I’m very generous, and my lips and the jaw area. And for my neck, it could look like a mask, I really don’t care because that’s the first thing that

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my bag, and blush on. “[But] I don’t wear foundation. I put the concealer only on the spots that I need but then, as much as possible, I try not to wear foundation. Or maybe a nice BB cream would also be okay but again not so much on your T-zone for me, because I’m very oily on my T-zone,” Heart continued. Tip #3 Avoid the sun. Heart undoubtedly loves the sun and the beach, but she knows how to enjoy things in moderation.


as graphic as people would imagine, I really did try it once. I regretted it after. It really didn’t do anything,” she said.

hacks. As a young teenager, Heart admittedly became conscious about her appearance. But looking back, the Kapuso artist advises against following unfounded beauty hacks. She shared, “I totally did the Bloody Mary when I first got it. I did that when I was young. I don’t think it works. I was breaking out when I was 13, 14 so I had to put bangs. But that’s definitely not real. You just have to chill and it will pass. “I don’t know [why I did that], everyone kept on telling me, my yaya, my mom. Although it wasn’t

lifestyle. Beyond all the regimen she follows to keep her skin glowing and healthy, Heart strongly believes that one’s lifestyle greatly affects one’s looks. She claimed, “Definitely [keep yourself] hydrated. I’ve never considered myself mestiza or anything. I’m even very yellow but because I think I drink a lot of water, I work out, I feel like my blood circulation is good so parang I feel like I’m glowing more compared to when I’m not healthy,[na] parang I’m grayish. So definitely, lifestyle is the best. “I sleep. I’m out by 9 P.M. or sometimes 9:30 P.M. 10 P.M. is pushing it but I’m up by 4 A.M. so I really have to sleep,” she ends.

Cristine Reyes, mas mature at independent na nga ba ngayon? Nanatiling tikom ang bibig ni Cristine sa usapin ng kanyang buhay may-asawa. BY KIKO ESCUADRO


odo pasasalamat ang aktres na si Cristine Reyes sa patuloy na pagbuhos ng mga proyekto sa kanya ngayon. Una na dito ang unang beses na pagsabak ni Cristine sa action sa pelikulang Maria na prinodus ng VIVA Films. Kuwento ni Cristine, kasabay ng pagsubok sa kanyang karakter ang malaking pagbabago din sa kanyang pananaw sa buhay. “Iba na.. Iba na ‘yung outlook mo as buhay, hindi kana naghahanap ng kasiyahan pa da buhay, ang hinahanap mo na ngayon, Actually wala akong hinahanap sa buhay ko ngayon,” tugon ni Cristine sa panayam ng press. Aniya, isa na dito ang pagiging masikap niya sa mga trabaho na dumarating sa kanya ngayon. “Ano lang, for me, dati kasi noong bata ako parang ‘ayaw ko mag-trabaho, bakit ba ako nagta-trabaho,’ pero ngayong 30 na ako ‘No! I need to work’ and wala nang fun for me and gusto ko nang umuwi, gusto ko nang makita ang daughter ko na”, aniya. At ngayong nag-mature na ang aktres, pangarap din ng aktres na maabot pa ang kanyang mga pangarap sa kanyang buhay.

“At 30? Siyempre a comfortable life, and happy life” ani aktres. “Ever since naman po, ako lang talaga ang nag-work for myself, and I can really say that I’m self made. Ever since I started 15 years (ago), ever since 2003, I also helped my family and nobody really helps me financially,” pahayag pa niya. Bukod sa Maria, abala din si Cristine sa nalalapit na pagsisimula ng Kapamilya series na Nang Ngumiti ang Langit sa ABS-CBN.

“Nung giniba yung part ng isang CR sa ABS-CBN dati, may may mga logo sa tiles nun e, ABS-CBN logo. Tinago niya yung isang tile na pinagbakbakan,” kuwen-

to ni Keempee. Magsisimula na ang Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit sa Marach 25, pagkatapos ng It’s Showtime, kapalit ng PlayHouse.

Keempee De Leon, balik-Kapamilya para sa bagong teleserye, Nang Ngumiti ang Langit’


anda na ang balik-Kapamilya na si Keempee De Leon sa pagpapalabas ng bagong teleserye, ang Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit. Kinumpirma din ni Keempee sa PUSH na ito ang opisyal ng pagiging ganap na Kapamilya niya muli, matapos ang huling teleserye noong 2002, ang Klasmeyts. Nang tinanong kung sinu-sinong mga Kapamilya celebrities ang gusto niyang makatrabaho sa kanyang pagbabalik,

“Actually lahat e, lahat ng mga taga-ABSCBN, gusto kong maka-trabaho. Pero siyempre ako naman, hindi namimili so kung anong ibigay sa akin, thankful ako.” Sa parehong interview din ay pinatunayan ni Keempee ang kamakailang nag-trending na Instagram posts ng kanyang ama na si Joey De Leon, na nagsimula rin sa Kapamilya Network noon. “Oo kasi naitago niya naman talaga yun, yung certificate na nagtrabaho siya dito, yung unang sweldo niya. ARTISTA WINNIPEG MARCH 2019 ISSUE

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Pia, Maxene Magalona honor Francis Magalona on his 10th death anniversary


onoring the 10th death anniversary of her late husband, rapper Francis Magalona, Pia Magalona on Wednesday looked back on the day that she had found out about his leukemia diagnosis sometime in 2008. “I remember distinctly that we were both lying in his hospital bed, watching the opening ceremony of the Olympics, when a doctor came by and asked to speak to me in the hallway. She carefully broke the news, and my only reaction was ok... so what’s the method of treatment, and how long is he going to be confined? I even had a smile on my face, because I was just glad to know they had found out why he was having daily fever and was lightheaded. The doctor then said the dreaded words: it’s cancer,” she began. Pia said that it was she who broke the news to their children in an emotional confrontation one at a time. “The most difficult was telling the three youngest who still lived at home at the time, whom I told face to face. They were only 14, almost-9

and almost-8. I cried with them with each and every revelation, answering the same questions eight times over,” she said. “Francis lived a total of 7 months

But through his music, with which he was able to touch many lives, the legacy of the legendary Master Rapper lives on, said Pia. “Our family will forever be grate-

more after that, and it was a whirlwind of confinements and discharges and treatments and test, after test, after test. Faith is really all we ever had, and still have for those he left behind,” she added.

ful to family, friends, co-artists, companies and the Filipino people who supported us both financially and in spirit throughout the journey we called his Happy Battle, and even afterward. Through his recordings, his

legacy lives on. Now, more than ever, say a prayer and listen to Francis M,” she said. Francis’ daughter, actress Maxene Magalona, also took to social media Wednesday night to commemorate her father’s death anniversary. “It’s been 10 years and yet it still feels like it was just yesterday when we lost you. I admit I still miss you everyday and wish you were still here with us. But I am at peace knowing that you’re happily watching over us from heaven — far from all the pain and suffering. More than your music, art and all the beautiful things you created, my heart beams with pride every time I hear someone say kind words about you,” she said. “I’ve heard countless stories about how you treated the people around you with kindness, how you were so down to earth and how you always knew how to make others feel special and never let anyone feel left out. Thank you for showing me what it means to be human even after your death. Rap in peace, pop,” she added. Francis passed away on March 6, 2009 after his months-long battle with acute myelogenous leukemia. He left behind his wife Pia, along with their eight children, Una, Nicolo, Maxene, Frank, Saab, Elmo, Arkin, and Clara.


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At 73: Reflections on Age

am now 73! A deluge of well-wishers sent their kind greetings from different parts of the world. Mostly, family, friends and ministry partners. One of the verses gifted to me was taken from Psalm 91: “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation” (vv15,16). When I was 36, I had a mild heart attack in Colorado Springs. I was too busy doing ministry I neglected my health. I remember crying out to God in great despair. I asked for at least 15 years more to live and serve Him (cf 2 Kg. 20:6). In God’s mercy, He gave me more than 15 years for which I will always be grateful. As I look back through the years, I can say: Thank you Lord for giving me a wonderful life with its ups and downs, triumphs and struggles. Thank you for my loving and faithful wife, our adoring children, and our precious grandchildren. Thank you for my loyal and trustworthy co-workers and associates in the service of the Lord from CAMACOP, PCEC, PHILRADS, AEA, WEA, DAWN, GTMI, AIC. Thank

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you for giving us a spiritual global family. To the Triune God belongs all glory. So what lies ahead? Will it be retirement? Or re-tirement? When I consider Lewis Smeades’ view of life as living in a box, I think of how many more calendar boxes God will give me and how shall the heavens chronicle my life after 73. I often quoted God’s commendation on Job’s latter years, that he was doubly blessed than the earlier years (Job 42:10,12). It used to be that at 65, middle age ends and is followed by the twilight years of one’s life. Then old age was moved to 73. Recently, The Telegraph published a research study that today one is considered old at the age of 74. Academics from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna, Austria, argue that old age should be measured not by the years, but by how long people have left to live. In the 1950’s to be 65 one was old and could expect to live another 15 years. Today, people are expected to live another 24 years beyond 65. Older people in the future, it is argued, will have many characteristics exhibited by younger people today. Our view on old age will keep on changing


in the future as people live longer, healthier lives. To be old is a relative term. One is as old as he or she thinks. It is a mindset. A friend asked me: What is next beyond 73? I said, the zest of life in the presence and power of the Lord. My birthday prayer is that God will give me and Ann more time with our children and grandchildren, to capture more moments with them. Being with them in Colorado Springs, spending time with them and laughing with them revitalizes us and makes us feel younger. Moreover, there is a debt we, need to pay, to put in writing what God had given us. We shall share wisdom from the Word and useful lessons from experiences mostly gained from failures, as a legacy to those who will find them beneficial. During one of my devotions, the words of God described what I really would like to do and that is to prepare my mind and heart to study and obey the Law of the Lord and to teach … (Ezra 7:10). Reverberating in my mind are the words, family, study, obey, teach and mission framed by the nonnegotiables of the faith: sola scriptura, sola gratia, sola fide, soli deo Gloria. My desire is to try bringing my every thought more and more in submission to Christ. Always, I am conscious of what A.W. Tozer once said: If you only know me and God knows me, you will not give me the honor you are giving me but confer it to others more worthy than me. I am simply grateful for His mercy that is new every morning. These outline my thoughts, vision and

my hope for the future. Our friend Adeline Koh from Singapore wrote that my birthday was on the 7th day of the Lunar New Year which is everyone’s birthday! But it will not diminish our appreciation for your remembering me on my birthday. Thank you all for your affirmation of love and prayers, friendship and partnership in Jesus. Ann and I truly are more blessed because of you. Jun and Ann Vencer Dr. Jun Vencer is the President of Global Transformation Ministries Inc., a member body Global DAWN Netork. oncurrently erves Vice resient of Leadership Development and as the Asia Director of DAWN Ministries. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Alliance Graduate School, Philippines. He is the first Third World leader to have been appointed as International Director of World Evangelical Alliance and founding Chairman of the Evangelical Fellowship of Asia. He served as General Secretary of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches and of the Philippine Relief and Development Services. He is Pastor Emeritus of the Alliance Fellowship Church. He is an ordained Minister and a Bishop of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches of the Philippines (CAMACOP). Dr. Vencer is married to Annabella Castillo. They have four children; three of whom are married and five grandchildren. He currently serves as pastor of the Alliance International Church in Pearland, Texas.

Celebrity Life


5 easy steps for oral health

ver dreamed of having that bright and winning smile like your favorite celebrity? Well, it takes effort really, of regularly visiting the dentist, and undergoing the needed treatments. But there are also other ways to take care of your teeth and gums and it all starts from home. So, don’t do away with what you’ve learned about oral health over the years add these steps on your list for that beautiful pearly whites! Get an electronic toothbrush A regular toothbrush might not take away all the plaque which makes the teeth yellow, and bacteria that can erode teeth and cause discoloration, but an electronic toothbrush might just do the trick. Baking soda paste Stains and yellowing on your teeth can be a major turn off. Try brushing with baking soda a few times a week and watch those unsightly stains disappear. Use a straw Some beverages like coffee, soda, tea, and even wine can stain the teeth. Use a straw to lessen your drink’s contact with your teeth. Don’t forget to go environmental-friendly. Gargle Coconut Oil Coconut oil is a natural oil that you can gargle in your mouth for around 15 minutes to break down plaque and it removes bacteria too. Consult a professional Professional teeth whitening uses powerful whitening agents that may work faster and more effectively than what’s readily available in your home. A single trip to the dentist can guarantee you safe and effective ways to whiten teeth and can work better than using a ton of expensive teeth whiteners.

Jessica Soho, 2 GMA News and Public Affairs executives join NY Festivals Grand Jury


eading Philippine broadcast company GMA Network continues to make a mark in the global scene with three representatives being invited to the 2019 New York Festivals’ Grand Jury, namely Senior Vice President for News and Public Affairs Marissa Flores, First Vice President for Public Affairs Nessa Valdellon, and News Pillar Jessica Soho. In addition to being a Grand Jury member, Flores will also again be part of the NYF’s Advisory Board.

Flores, who concurrently serves as GMA News Online’s Executive Vice President for Editorial, has been credited for the comprehensive growth of GMA Network’s News and Public Affairs organization that currently airs more than 30 regular programs, as well as numerous public affairs specials. Under her leadership, GMA News and Public Affairs has earned the distinction of being the most awarded broadcast news organization in the country. Valdellon, meanwhile, has worked


‘Pinaghandaan namin’: 4th Impact wows with ‘Greatest Showman,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ songs at Rita Ora’s concert


nowing they would open the show of someone close to their hearts, the girls of 4th Impact came prepared and set the stage on fire with their performances of “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” from the film of the same name, and “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj which also served as their audition piece for X Factor UK. The allfemale girl group, composed of sisters Almira Cercado, Irene Cercado, Mylene Cercado, and Celina Cercado, felt honored to have had the chance to open for Rita Ora - most especially because it served as a reunion with the British singer-

in television for more than two decades as a producer, executive producer, and program

songwriter. “Pinaghadaan po talaga namin ito dahil parang reunion namin ito with Ms. Rita Ora,” one of the girls said, referring to their stint on X Factor UK where Rita Ora served as one of the judges during the competition.

Of course, the girls didn’t miss out on getting a photo opportunity with the woman who became one of the instruments in their success on the global stage. manager of documentaries, public affairs, reality TV, and drama programs. In 2011, she spearheaded the launch of GMA News TV, which is now regarded as the leading local news channel. She was creator of the social realist series “Bayan Ko” and “Titser” and will soon be launching the online newscast “Stand for Truth”, winner of an innovation funding grant from YouTube. As the country’s most awarded broadcast journalist, Soho marked another milestone in Philippine broadcast history last year after becoming the very first Filipino news anchor to become a finalist at Pls. turn to page 26.


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Jessica Soho... Con’t. from page 25.

the New York Festivals Television & Film Awards, taking home the Bronze Medal in the Best News Anchor category for GMA News TV’s flagship newscast State of the Nation with Jessica Soho (SONA). She is also a two-time recipient of the highly prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. Flores, Valdellon, and Soho join award-winning directors, producers, writers, actors and various other creative media professionals from across the globe in recognizing TV programs and films from all over 50 countries. To ensure impartiality, all NYF judges are prohibited from judging entries from their own companies. GMA Network remains as the most awarded local broadcast news organization. Last year, it set another record when it brought home eight medals and four finalist certificates at the 2018 New York Festivals “World’s Best TV and Films” Competition.

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After Captain Marvel, will Pia Wurtzbach be introduced as the next Marvel heroine?


ith several fans looking forward to seeing her in one of the superhero franchise’s future films and take on the role of a Marvel heroine, Pia Wurtzbach took the opportunity to address them without closing any doors. “I don’t know about that. We’ll see. It’s always gonna be a dream for me to one day play a superhero so tignan natin kung mangyayari ‘yan sa Pilipinas o sa abroad,” she said during an interview at the special advance screening of Captain Marvel. Pia, who admitted that she is a big fan of Doctor Strange, wants to have a superpower where she could manipulate time. “I really love Doctor Strange. Like I love the concept of being able to control time. ‘Yun ‘yung talagang gusto ko. Like to be able to manipulate that in some way, like that would be really interesting to do. But ideally, in real life, just to be a strong woman like Captain Marvel would be good enough,” she said.

Though Captain Marvel isn’t as popular as the rest of the superheroes from the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pia believes that given the fact that she is the most powerful among all of them, people should see her slay on the big screen. “She’s stronger than Iron Man, stronger than Captain America. Strongest. So it will be really interesting how that all happens in the story in the movie,” she said. Thanking Disney Philippines and Marvel Philippines for handpicking her to do an interview with Captain Marvel herself Brie Larson, Pia also excitingly teased about a special project she is set to do in the future without disclosing specific details. She said, “Fingers crossed matutuloy ‘yung isa pang pinaplano namin. Sana. Hindi ko pa alam. Basta.” Last month, Marvel Comics revealed that the Stan Lee-founded company will introduce a new set of Asia-based superheroes called The War of Realms with a Pinoy heroine named Wave joining the team.

Jason Abalos, masaya sa dalawang leading ladies sa ‘BIHAG’


ahagi si Kapuso actor Jason Abalos ng upcoming GMA Afternoon Prime action-drama series na Bi-

hag. Gaganap siya dito bilang Brylle, isang gwapong doktor na maghahanap sa kanyang na-kidnap na anak habang sinusubukang itago mula sa kanyang asawa ang minsan niyang pagtataksil dito. Si Max Collins ang gaganap bilang ang kanyang asawang si Jessie. Tila reunion project ito ng dalawa na minsan nang nagkatrabaho sa GMA Telebabad romantic comedy series na The One That Got

Away. “Kasi ‘di ba ‘yung TOTGA, medyo light lang na romcom. Ito talagang heavy drama. Parang nagaadjust kami. Magiging magasawa kami dito. May anak kami. Tapos medyo mas mabigat ‘yung obligasyon ng bawat char-

Filipino singer lands four chair-turns on ‘The Voice’ For his performance piece, Jej Vinson gave a unique twist to Drake’s “Passionfruit” that guaranteed a spin from coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson.


os Angeles-based Filipino singer Jej Vinson has set off a social media storm after making all four chairs turn on the NBS singing competition show ‘The Voice US’ Monday night (U.S. Time). For his performance piece, Jej gave a unique twist to Drake’s “Passionfruit” that guaranteed a spin from coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, John Legend,

citement. You got the whole crowd going.” Blake, for his part, said that they might have just found the winner of this season. “I think everybody hears it. We’re probably a little bit nervous talking to you right now. We all felt like we’re looking at the winner of ‘The Voice’ this season.” But it was Kelly who was the most forthcoming of her intent to work with Jej.

and Kelly Clarkson. “That was like a wild, inspired song choice because Drake’s kind of monotone normally and I was worried that you would stay in that little zone, but then you soared,” said John. “You showed us this really precise, beautiful runs. It was like you knew the tone you wanted and you just picked it out the air, and you hit every single one with precision and beauty and ex-

“I can win this show with you. You’re incredible, man. I turned around and I was like, ‘What?!’, and it was so effortless.” In the end, Jej chose Kelly, who frantically ran to the stage to give a warm welcome to her new recruit. “This is my first four-chair win this season ya’ll. I’m so excited that Jej picked me. Jej is someone that I hope is on the radio one day because we need it. There aren’t singers like that.”

acters namin,” kuwento ni Jason sa isang eksklusibong panayam ng GMANetwork. com. Si Sophie Albert naman si Reign, ang babaeng magiging kahinaan ni Brylle. First time na magkakatrabaho nina Jason at Sophie sa Bihag.

“Nagpapasalamat kami kasi tinanggap ni Sophie (ang role). Sobrang professional niya. Iba ‘to sa kanya pero basta sa ikakaganda ng show, ginagawa ni Sophie ‘yun. Natutuwa kami dahil meron kagaya niya s a show n a ‘to,” pahayag ni Jason.


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Jessy Mendiola admits she suffered from a serious eating disorder


ever one to keep her fans out of the dark about her personal struggles, actress and fitness enthusiast Jessy Mendiola admitted that she suffered from a serious eating disorder at the same time she was going through depression a few years back. On Tuesday, the ‘TOL’ star opened up about her struggle with bulimia. According to WebMD, it is “a psychological eating disorder that is characterized by episodes of binge eating followed by purging and can result to gum disease, osteoporosis, kidney disease, heart disease, and even death.” “Losing/maintaining weight has always been a struggle for me. I only started taking my health seriously some time last year. It’s so hard to be in tip-top shape especially when a lot of people try to put you down and tell you how you’re supposed to look. Sometimes you’re too thin, sometimes too fat,” she began.

“I used to hate my thighs and arms. I would always kill myself at the gym just to achieve unrealistic body goals and starve myself just to reach my weight goal [of] 100lbs (2nd pic, 110lbs). I was depressed and heartbroken at that time (2013) and I gained 25lbs (3rd pic). I still kept pushing myself to work out every day,” she added. Out of desperation to lose weight within a short period of time, Jessy confessed that she would always resort to starvation, which, in turn, made her weak due to the lack of nutrients in her body. “I suffered from Bulimia and B.E.D (Binge Eating Disorder), desperate to lose weight in a short period of time – from 135lbs I went down to 103lbs (4th pic). I starved myself just to lose unwanted weight... to look “perfect” but I was so unhappy. I couldn’t live my life the way I wanted to. I was usually weak and “lutang” because I didn’t have enough nutrients in

Gerald Anderson shares the story behind his new business,


The Th3rd Floor

ast March 2, Gerald Anderson invited the press to the blessing of his first ever business venture, The Th3rd Floor gym, located along Roces Avenue in Quezon City. “You have to be a member para makapag-gym pero ayoko kasi gawin siyang sobrang formal. Let’s build a family and a community here, parang ganun yun. Lahat ng goals niyo, sabihin niyo lang kung ano gusto niyo mangyari and kami, part din ako dun kasi may mga times na ako mismo yung magbibigay ng sessions. Gusto ko i-share sa tao yung tumulong sa akin for all these years, kung may controversy man ako, dun ako pumupunta (sa gym) para makapag-isip,” he shared. Even though the gym itself is located on the ground floor, Gerald explained why he chose to name it The Th3rd Floor. “Th3rd floor name niya kasi halos buong career ko sa bahay ako nag-wo-workout, sa third floor ng bahay ko. Eh yung gym na gusto ko i-offer sa tao gusto ko sobrang personal sa akin na kung saan ako nagbabawas ng stress, may place ako kung saan ko

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pinaplano yung goals ko, yung mga gusto ko gawin for the year. So dahil gusto ko sobrang personal siya naisip ko yung third floor ng bahay ko. Pag pumasok kayo sa bahay ko tapos hahanapin niyo ako sasabihin sa inyo ng mga tao, ‘Nasa third floor siya’ kasi kumbaga dun yung recovery time ko, yung mga workout, yung makapag-isip ng maayos. Parang extension ito ng bahay ko, even yung feel ng gym parang bahay ko,” he explained.


my body. This kept going until 2016 when I suddenly gained all the weight back and eventually hit my heaviest weight, 140lbs. Because of all the hate online, the struggle with myself kept going until 2017 (5th pic),” she said. But, all thanks to her fitness coach Kat Geronimo, nutritionist Nadine Tengco, Gerald revealed he first got the idea to put up a gym after getting sidelined by an injury last year. Along with his close friend and fellow Pinoy Big Brother alumni Joe Vargas, The Th3rd Floor was born. “Sa simula kasi ng season ng MVPL napunit ko

yung hamstring ko and pumupunta ako sa mga gyms para mag-rehab at mag-recover tapos naisip ko na parang gusto ko magtayo ng ganito. Nasa biyahe kami ni Joe Vargas tapos naisip namin, ‘Magtayo kaya tayo ng gym?’ Ganun yun. Hanggang sa natayo na yung gym. Naghanap siya ng location and parang ito yung perfect spot dahil napakalapit sa ABS-CBN and nagpagawa ako ng kuwarto dito para pag may taping ako

and her fitness buddy, boyfriend Luis Manzano who all have her best interest at heart, Jessy began to slowly but surely change her attitude towards fitness. “It was only last year when I started changing my workouts and eating habits with the help of [Kat] & [Nadine] and of course to [Luis]. He made me feel better every time I felt so insecure about myself and he helped me recover from my depressionand made me feel loved every single day,” she said. “I guess all I’m trying to say is, it doesn’t matter how long it takes for you to find inner peace and whatever works for you, just stick to that. I am far from perfect but this is who I am and this is how I love myself. I love myself enough to eat what I want to make myself feel good. I love myself enough to move every day because I want to live my life as best as possible,” she added.

or may presscon or may meetings ako sa ABS-CBN malapit lang,” he said. Gerald proudly shared that he was very hands on with the construction as well as picking out all the details inside the gym. “From scratch, bawat electric fan hanggang sa lahat ako nag-design talaga kaya medyo hands-on talaga ako dito. Kaya emotionally invested na ako kasi baby ko na ito eh. Ako yung inspirational side, gusto ko mainspire yung mga tao, gusto ko tumulong, yung mga secrets na nalaman ko about fitness gusto ko i-share, si Joe yung business side,” he added. Part of the gym’s layout also includes a basketball court which is one of Gerald’s favorite spots. “Sa totoo lang, ito yung naging selling factor din ng gym kasi dito rin makakapag-group workout dito sa gym. But para sa mga athletes, once pumasok sila sa pinto, iisipin nila, ‘Para sa akin ito.’ Yung after ng workout puwede kami mag-shooting, which we do everyday and every night. Pangarap ko magkaroon ng court. Ito na yun,” he said. Apart from helping inspire others to be fit, the talented actor also hopes to help change lives through fitness with his new endeavor. “Pag pasok ng tao dito, pantay-pantay tayo dito, walang artista, walang celebrity athlete. Kung sino ka man, pantay pantay tayo dito,” he said.

Maine Mendoza, Arjo Atayde spotted in Taiwan


hortly after confirming their dating status, Arjo Atayde and Maine Mendoza flew to Taiwan to celebrate the actress’ 24th birthday. A scoop from a fan account who goes by the username @everythingarmaine on Instagram revealed that the two were accompanied by Maine’s handler, Michael Uycoco. Based on photos currently circulating online, Arjo and Maine went to visit the little town of Shifen, where they happened to run into a small group of Filipino fans

during their tour. Both Arjo and Maine also shared a number of snaps from their Taiwan trip on social media. On Sunday, Arjo made headlines after taking to his Instagram to greet Maine on her birthday. He told her, “My reason for being. Happy birthday to my main.” After months-long speculations on their relationship, both parties have confirmed that they have been “exclusively dating” for a while now. Arjo made his an-

nouncement during a press interview for his latest film TOL. “What you see is what you get. We’re dating, I’m happy. Hanggang doon na lang po muna tayo,” he said. Meanwhile, Maine opened up about her involvement with Arjo in a new blog entry talking about the current state of her love life. “It’s true, I am dating Arjo Atayde. … I wouldn’t deny that our friendship is growing deeper this time. He always goes out of his way to make me extra happy and actually puts in effort in everything he does. I appreciate everything he does for me and I am happy that I get to experience such wonderful things. “He has met my family and friends on multiple occasions. He went to our house in Bulacan to personally talk to my parents and tell them that he has nothing but good intentions for their daughter,” she said, adding that it was, in fact, her first time to introduce a guy to her parents Teodoro and Mary Ann Mendoza.

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Nonoy Zuñiga gustong makatrabaho sina Jona at Morissette

PM icon Nonoy Zuñiga returns to the stage after five years since his last concert - a celebration not just of the 47th year of his professional singing career but as well as the birthday celebration of the late Col. Ronald Kempis which

Nadine Lustre, Coleen Garcia, Amber Rowley join music video for ‘Filipina Girl’

“Karamihan naman ng mga shows ko merong beneficiary. Pero hindi lang siya nagkaroon ng show because may beneficiary. It’s actually a show dedicated to the husband of the producer who is a doctor and a general. He passed away recently and he is


will benefit several medical institutions.

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celebrating his birthday on that show date. At the same time, para maging meaningful lalo ‘yung birthday niya, kailangan may beneficiaries din,” he told PUSH in an interview. Zuñiga, who admitted the challenges faced by older generations of artists in the dawn of the digital age, said he is willing to modify his sound for the younger ones. “If I can do both ways. Dapat hindi lang sa puro pambata. Dapat pareho. I-momodify lang ng konti. Konti lang naman. ‘Yung style ng singing, konti lang. And then also ‘yung music. ‘Yung uso ngayon. Ganun lang. Hindi ‘yung talagang pambata kasi I’m sure my friends who are my fans before ayaw nila ‘yun. Gusto nila kung ano ‘yung dati ko, ‘yun pa din ang style ko pero luma na ‘yun sa ngayong pahanon. So I have to modify. Mahirap but we can compromise. Nasa areglo ‘yun,” he said.


he official music video for Billy Crawford’s latest hit ‘Filipina Girl’, featuring James Reid and Marcus Davis Jr.’ finally dropped Saturday night, and it was nothing less special given their ravishing guests — their very own ‘Filipina Girls’ Coleen Garcia, Nadine Lustre, and Amber Rowley Davis. An ode to the “Asian Aphrodite”, the song is the first track to come from Bil A graduate of medicine from the University of Santo Tomas, Zuñiga now runs Piel Acne and Anti-Aging Skin Center in Cebu alongside a New York-based esthetician, who also happens to be his good friend. Sharing why he decided to pursue a health and wellness career after so many years, he said: “I really like health, beauty, and music. I have friends there in Cebu. My friends asked me to join in that business. So sabi ko sige lang kaya ako napunta dun. Meron kaming clinic doon sa Cebu. Kaya madalas ako dun ngayon,” he said. Juggling his time between here and abroad, Zuñiga shares what he kept him busy when he opted to take some time off his musical career. “Abroad ‘cause my family is in abroad. Mga anak ko nandun. Madalas din akong abroad. Tapos dito, Cebu and Manila. If I’m not busy in showbiz, nandun ako sa health and beauty business. Paganun-ganun lang. Otherwise, ‘pag wala talaga, I just rest and relax. Ano lang tayo, no pressure. Less pressure. That doesn’t mean I’m retiring. I need more time lang to rest and just ponder

ly’s comeback album to be released under Viva Records very soon. Meanwhile, Billy and James are currently gearing up for their ‘The CR3W’ concert with fellow Viva artist Sam Concepcion, set this coming April 5 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The show will be helmed by Marcus as musical director and will be joined by special guests Coleen, Nadine, and Yassi Pressman. about what’s coming next,” the “Never Ever Say Goodbye” hitmaker said. Zuñiga, a fan of ‘birit queens’ Jona and Morissette, hopes to one day work with the two powerhouse female artists in the future. “I watched them perform already. I heard their voices, I like their styles, and I think it will be a very good blend - my voice and their voices. Maganda. And they don’t just sing younger songs, eh. They sing songs na talagang pang sa magulang nila. Bagay din eh. They can also adjust that’s why I like them,” he said. Revealing his plans in the future, Nonoy Zuñiga also hopes to produce albums in Visayan and Bicolano dialects among others as a way to honor his Waray and Bicolano roots. “What I’m doing now, I’ll just strengthen it. And then palakasin ko lang the business. I’m just going to make it stable. And in terms of music, I’ll just keep on doing concerts here and abroad. And Godwilling to newer albums - one album is a Visayan album and probably a Bicolano album,” he said.


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Profile for Ley Navarro

Artista Winnipeg March 2019 Issue  

Artista Winnipeg March 2019 Issue