Vanessa Balbuena
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Actress Who Defied Stereotypes
by Vanessa Balbuena - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the respected veterans in the Philippine acting industry, Caridad Yuson Sanchez first dreamt of becoming a lawyer.
Matteo Guidicelli now an Army reservist
by Vanessa Balbuena - April 16, 2019 - 12:00am
“Exciting times ahead,” was how Cebuano actor Matteo Guidicelli described his enlistment as reservist of the Armed Forces of the Philippines yesterday at the ARESCOM (Army Reserve Command) Headquarters...
Top 100 Cebuano personalities: Manilyn Reynes
by Vanessa Balbuena - April 15, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the country’s original pop culture icons, Manilyn Reynes is a multi-platinum singer and award-winning actress.
Top 100 Cebuano personalities: Emilio “Mil” Villareal
by Vanessa Balbuena - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
One of Cebu’s musical gems, Emilio Villareal, fondly called by colleagues as Maestro Mil, was born in Boljoon, Cebu in 1920.
The stars at the Kadaugan sa Mactan 2019 reenactment
by Vanessa Balbuena - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am
After tapping a Cebuana to play last year’s Reyna Bulakna, the Lapu-Lapu City government is back to featuring Manila-based talents to take on the role of Datu Lapu-Lapu’s wife in the annual Kadaugan sa...
John Lloyd Cruz surprises 90-year-old Cebuana fan
by Vanessa Balbuena - April 12, 2019 - 12:00am
John Lloyd Cruz surprisingly turned up at the 90th birthday celebration of longtime Cebuana fan, Vicenta Araneta.
An ill-fated Darna project?
by Vanessa Balbuena - April 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Almost seven years in the making and still no final flight in sight for Star Cinema’s “Darna” film reboot that has been facing one abandonment after another.
Cebu bets stun at Bb. Pilipinas 2019 press presentation
by Vanessa Balbuena - April 5, 2019 - 12:00am
In their two-piece swimwear, the 40 candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2019 strutted in front of media, sponsors and Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. officials during yesterday’s press presentation held...
First Ms. M-Talent winner wants to spread awareness on dyslexia
by Vanessa Balbuena - April 1, 2019 - 12:00am
With a production that surprisingly rivalled established beauty tilts like the former Miss Cebu, M-Talent Events and Promotions hired industry stalwarts to put on a showstopper of a maiden pageant.
11 beauties vie for Ms. M-Talent title
by Vanessa Balbuena - March 25, 2019 - 12:00am
To celebrate its seventh anniversary, M-Talent Events and Promotions is marking the occasion with a grand ball and an even grander pageant that will search for a beauty who will serve as its face for an entire ...
Golden Cañedo replaces Kyla as voice of ‘Magpakailanman’
by Vanessa Balbuena - March 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Shortly after she was declared the first “The Clash” grand winner, Golden Cañedo was seen in GMA-7’s weekly drama “Magpakailanman,” playing herself as she showed her journey from...
Kaye Abad on stars settling down in Cebu: “We’re waiting for Sarah G. next”
by Vanessa Balbuena - March 21, 2019 - 12:00am
After starring in the hit ABS-CBN primetime drama “Two Wives” four years ago, Kaye Abad is back on the small screen via the daytime series “Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit,” which will premiere on...
BB. Pilipinas 2019: Wynonah Buot’s non-inclusion surprises pageant fans
by Vanessa Balbuena - March 20, 2019 - 12:00am
One year you’re in, the next year you’re out.
Bianca Umali’s ‘Sahaya’ sheds light on disparaged Badjaos
by Vanessa Balbuena - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
For the first time in her television career, Bianca Umali feels that she’s reporting to a movie set: There are consultants that scrutinize each scene’s cultural veracity, an entire set reminiscent of...
Why Jenine Desiderio was scared of ‘M. Butterfly’ role
by Vanessa Balbuena - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Fitted with a blonde wig and sporting a somewhat French, somewhat German accent, Jenine Desiderio is almost unrecognizable in “M. Butterfly,” the world-class masterpiece that will make its final bow in...
KF Cebu’s Bb. Pilipinas 2019 applicants
by Vanessa Balbuena - March 12, 2019 - 12:00am
A Miss World Philippines Top 15 finisher, a Mutya ng Pilipinas title-holder and a first-timer on the national stage are Kagandahang Flores (KF) Cebu’s bets to Binibining Pilipinas 2019.
Barbie Forteza wields her primetime magic anew
by Vanessa Balbuena - February 21, 2019 - 12:00am
If Barbie Forteza is nervous about a project, then they must have something good on their hands.
A back-breaking role for Mika dela Cruz
by Vanessa Balbuena - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s hard enough to summon the waterworks when shooting an emotional scene. But do that while walking or running backwards, and well, you’ve got yourself one perpetually perplexed actress.
‘Bubble Gang’ family tests their limits with first live musical
by Vanessa Balbuena - February 15, 2019 - 12:00am
It was a boisterous, riotous bunch that faced the Cebu press on the morning of Thursday, Valentine’s Day.
Why Kyline Alcantara has no friends in showbiz
by Vanessa Balbuena - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The way Kyline Alcantara tells it, showbiz is one backstabbing playground of envious colleagues who’ll feed you to the wolves the minute you drop your guard. And she’s still all of sweet sixteen.
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