Butch S. Raquel
Butch S. Raquel
  • Articles
  • Authors
Certified exclusive: Mr. T in control
by Butch S. Raquel - August 22, 2016 - 12:00am
 Floor directors warm the audience up, dancers take their positions onstage, the hosts wait for their cue and when the clock strikes 12, the studio becomes a world of its own, rolling out what is to be a two-and-a-half-hour...
Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko: 39 years & still running
by Butch S. Raquel - April 1, 2015 - 10:00am
When asked how it feels that Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko (KKMK), the Philippines’ longest-running public service program, is celebrating its 39th year, Dr. Orly Mercado says in jest, “We feel old!&...
Laurice on what makes life worth living
by Butch S. Raquel - March 27, 2015 - 12:00am
No one is ever too late for another chance in life. Through tough battles, people learn how to be stronger.
25 things to know about Arnold Clavio
by Butch S. Raquel - March 12, 2015 - 12:00am
He is regarded as one of the top news personalities in the country today, but GMA News and Public Affairs pillar Arnold Clavio is quick to reveal that his career as a broadcast journalist was not without difficulty....
The treasures of Jennylyn Mercado
by Butch S. Raquel - March 2, 2015 - 12:00am
Jennylyn Mercado has recently proven her prowess as an actress after being named as the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress. Prior to this, her remarkable portrayal of three different roles in...
BiGuel, the next big thing
by Butch S. Raquel - February 10, 2015 - 12:00am
GMA’s youngest love team Miguel Tanfelix and Bianca Umali  nicknamed BiGuel  might possibly be the next DongYan, say a number of showbiz insiders.
At the heart of service
by Butch S. Raquel - January 23, 2015 - 12:00am
As the station with a heart, GMA Network espouses a set of core values that is deeply ingrained in its corporate identity.
Newsmakers of 2014: 24 Oras regional anchors reveal what tops their lists
by Butch S. Raquel - January 12, 2015 - 12:00am
As the whole world ushers in the new year, the frontliners of GMA’s regional newscasts  recently rebranded as 24 Oras  reveal what’s on top of their list of the biggest news items in the...
Christian: Up where he belongs
by Butch S. Raquel - January 6, 2015 - 12:00am
Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista is doing more than his usual crooning lately.
The Treasures of Susan E.
by Butch S. Raquel - December 27, 2014 - 12:00am
GMA News personality Susan Enriquez has been a household name for the past two decades. From radio to television, Susan’s warm personality has conquered various audiences.
The Treasures of Alden Richards
by Butch S. Raquel - December 12, 2014 - 12:00am
Behind every success story is a story of struggle and endeavor. Alden Richards faced an uphill battle before he entered show business and has since become one of today's most sought-after leading men...
Dubai: Warm welcome for Kapuso ‘royalty’
by Butch S. Raquel - December 1, 2014 - 12:00am
The year 2014 has been an eventful one for the Kapuso Royal Couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera.
The treasures of Jessica Soho
by Butch S. Raquel - November 21, 2014 - 12:00am
Throughout her career as a broadcast journalist, Jessica Soho is used to telling stories about people from all walks of life. Heads of state. Beggars on the street. Indicted politicians. Champion athletes. Victims...
Rocco Nacino all fired up
by Butch S. Raquel - November 10, 2014 - 12:00am
When things didn’t turn out the way he hoped for in the fifth season of GMA 7’s reality search Starstruck, Kapuso homegrown actor Rocco Nacino never thought he would make it in show busine...
Time well spent for Kapuso stars
by Butch S. Raquel - October 26, 2014 - 12:00am
To say that they are busy is definitely an understatement. But for some of the biggest stars of the Kapuso network, there’s just no stopping them as they find time and go out of their way to be with...
Kris grown-up & drama-ready
by Butch S. Raquel - October 11, 2014 - 12:00am
There is no fence-sitting for homegrown Kapuso drama sweetheart Kris Bernal this year. When GMA bosses handed her fresh material for a heavy drama show, she agreed in a heartbeat.
DZBB as Pinoys’ companion
by Butch S. Raquel - October 4, 2014 - 12:00am
In the second quarter of 2014, GMA Network’s flagship radio station Super Radyo DZBB has conquered new heights as it became the No. 1 radio station in Mega Manila.
Marian Rivera reaches out
by Butch S. Raquel - September 19, 2014 - 12:00am
Bantayan Island is considered as Northern Cebu’s heart and soul. Located in the Visayan Sea, it is regarded as one of the province’s economic lifelines, serving as a fishing ground from where boatloads...
GMA International: Bridging gaps among Filipinos abroad
by Butch S. Raquel - September 14, 2014 - 12:00am
Kudos to GMA International for another successful year. Despite challenging times, 2013 nevertheless saw them reaping the fruits of their hard labor what with their latest string of notable feats and recognitio...
LT: Golden girl
by Butch S. Raquel - September 10, 2014 - 12:00am
Lorna Tolentino seems to be relishing life after 50. Six years since her husband, action legend Rudy Fernandez succumbed to cancer in 2008, Lorna refuses to dwell in the shadows of yesteryear.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Are you sure you want to log out?

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

or sign in with