Vanessa Balbuena
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‘Amore: A night of music & compassion’
by Vanessa Balbuena - March 20, 2023 - 12:00am
OPM Pop Diva Kuh Ledesma will headline a dinner concert for-a-cause dubbed “Amore: A Night of Music and Compassion”, organized by the PNP Officers’ Ladies Club Region 7, happening 6 pm this Saturday,...
Pride of Bohol at Mrs. Philippines International 2023
by Vanessa Balbuena - March 11, 2023 - 12:00am
Evangeline Pulvera, 46, is among 25 finalists at the Mrs. Philippines International 2023 pageant, which will hold its Preliminary Competition tonight, March 11, at the Arctic Hall of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and...
20 ladies vie to represent Cebu at Supermodel International Philippines
by Vanessa Balbuena - March 5, 2023 - 12:00am
While there has been no let-up in beauty pageants, modeling competitions seem to have taken a backseat which is why the Cebu regional directors of Supermodel International Philippines were excited to acquire a franchise...
The comeback of Maki Gingoyon
by Vanessa Balbuena - March 4, 2023 - 12:00am
After a nine-year pageant hiatus, Maki Yurong Gingoyon is back to fulfill her dream of representing the Philippines in an international beauty tilt.
Lim Ji-yeon: The Glory’s ‘angelic face with a devil heart’
by Vanessa Balbuena - March 3, 2023 - 12:00am
When “The Glory” screenwriter Kim Eun-sook first met with Lim Ji-yeon, she thought the South Korean actress perfectly embodied the physicality of someone “who was angelic on the outside but had...
‘Fragile’ Vice Ganda chooses to watch only light-hearted fare
by Vanessa Balbuena - January 4, 2023 - 12:00am
Vice Ganda’s recent intimate chat with the Cebu press inside an SM City Cebu diner was just around 26 minutes, but the comic-host indulged his interviewers with any subject thrown his way that it felt longer...
Friendship and fashion in Netflix series ‘The Fabulous’
by Vanessa Balbuena - December 30, 2022 - 12:00am
“Ride or die!” is an expression that the four friends in “The Fabulous” – Netflix’s latest Korean series – often exclaim while clinking their glasses of soju or champagne...
Coleen Garcia descends into madness in domestic thriller ‘Kaluskos’
by Vanessa Balbuena - December 6, 2022 - 12:00am
The Crawfords are on a roll: After Billy Crawford’s win at “Danse Avec Les Stars” in Paris, France, his wife Coleen Garcia last Saturday woke up to news that she was selected Best Actress at the...
Broadcasting tips from veteran journo Emil Sumangil
by Vanessa Balbuena - November 11, 2022 - 12:00am
To this day, Emil Sumangil bears in mind one broadcasting tip from journalism school: hook the audience with language that’ll have them dropping whatever they’re doing to see what the fuss is all ab...
Patricia Tumulak grows intellectually with anchoring job
by Vanessa Balbuena - November 10, 2022 - 12:00am
Time sure flies fast when one’s having a ball, and such was the sentiment of the hosts of “Dapat Alam Mo!”, GTV and GMA Network’s daily news magazine show that recently marked its first ...
Once linked to each other,  Diego & Franki turn up the heat in ‘Pabuya’
by Vanessa Balbuena - October 7, 2022 - 12:00am
Still among the busiest actors in the Viva stable, Diego Loyzaga is back on screen as a gang leader in “Pabuya”, an urban action thriller that’s premiering today, October 7, on Vivamax.
Nicole Borromeo hopes to ‘give justice’ to PH’s diverse culture at International
by Vanessa Balbuena - August 23, 2022 - 12:00am
Three weeks after winning the Binibining Pilipinas International 2022 title, Nicole Yance Borromeo was back in Cebu for a homecoming press conference at Golden Peak Hotel & Suites, followed by a meet & greet at SM...
Dipolog City bet wins top crown at Queen Philippines 2022
by Vanessa Balbuena - August 22, 2022 - 12:00am
A Tourism graduate from Dipolog City owned the stage Saturday night at the Queen Philippines 2022 finals with her standout moments and impactful quips that had the audience roaring with laughter and approval each...
Ruru Madrid rises as primetime’s newest hero in ‘Lolong’
by Vanessa Balbuena - July 3, 2022 - 12:00am
Marked by various delays, setbacks, and not a few injuries to its titular star who was on the brink of giving up, GMA Network’s biggest adventure series for 2022 is finally premiering tomorrow, July 4, three...
Maria Gigante breezes through MWP’s speaking challenge
by Vanessa Balbuena - May 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Maria Gigante’s first introduction to Cebu’s pageant scene was as a strong Miss Cebu contender back in 2013.
Ph’s first interactive, multi-screen, real-time channel premieres May 23
by Vanessa Balbuena - May 22, 2022 - 12:00am
A digital upgrade to the Pinoy’s traditional media habits will premiere tomorrow, May 23, via the newest “revolutionary” channel PIE – short for Pinoy Interactive Entertainment – the...
KathNiel’s ‘2 Good 2 Be True’ makes history with Netflix collaboration
by Vanessa Balbuena - May 12, 2022 - 12:00am
Ten years of being a love team and four years since their last primetime starrer, what novelty can the premiere tandem of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla offer to viewers and their throngs of fans?
Denise Esteban: Another Vivamax siren rises in ‘Doblado’
by Vanessa Balbuena - May 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Denise Esteban just turned 20 years old yesterday, May 7, but with her slender frame, youthful face and unsure demeanor, she can still pass off for someone even younger.
‘Misis Piggy’ a love letter to selfless, struggling moms
by Vanessa Balbuena - May 7, 2022 - 12:00am
Ria Atayde dreaded the thought of working with her mother, the respected veteran actress Sylvia Sanchez, and it didn’t help that the first scene they shot together in the iWantTFC series “Misis Piggy”...
Miss Lapu-Lapu’s mom vs Team Origin: After the glitz comes the bills
by Vanessa Balbuena - May 3, 2022 - 12:00am
The mother of the Lapu-Lapu City candidate at the recently concluded Miss Universe Philippines 2022 finals unleashed a social media tirade on her daughter’s Cebu team for being reminded to pay their bills,...
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