Barbie Forteza, one of GMA network’s well-known actresses, is celebrating her 10th year in the showbiz industry this 2019.
After spending 10 years in the industry embarking in different roles and projects, she has earned the epithet “Tween Queen” throughout her teenage years.
During the ‘Kara Mia’ series press launch, Barbie was asked about her loyalty to her mother network.
According to Barbie, she has never thought of leaving the Kapuso network.
“Ibinabalik naman sa akin ng management and ng network yung loyalty ko sa kanila. Parang hindi ko naman kasi nai-imagine yung sarili ko sa ibang network, parang Kapuso talaga ako.
“E, sila yung unang nagtiwala sa akin, sila yung unang nagbigay sa akin ng chance, kasi gusto ko talagang mag-artista. Hindi ako actually sa GMA agad nag-audition, nag-audition din ako sa iba, pero GMA ang tumanggap sa akin so bakit ako aalis, e, sila yung nagtiwala sa akin?”
Indeed, the Kapuso management had won her loyalty as shown in GMA Network’s trust of giving her projects to continue her craft. She trusts that GMA Network would continue to support her dream of becoming a great actress.
After GMA Network has released the trailer for their upcoming teleserye, Kara Mia, the Netizens have been talking about the story like that of a series.
The story revolves around a body that owns two faces, played by Barbie Forteza and Mika Dela Cruz.
People were surely not expecting the effects and computer graphics as it already became a hot topic online and memes were everywhere.
— RITKEN✨ (@ritkenLovers) January 12, 2019
— RITKEN✨ (@ritkenLovers) January 13, 2019
Straight A! pic.twitter.com/YObgPwiHnE
— Johnny Cupcakes ☁ (@JohnnyGabcakes) January 13, 2019
These students even did their own version of the trailer.
KaraMia Official Trailer… pic.twitter.com/hecZGcdtAg
— sha♌ (@_shamx) January 15, 2019
It was even compared to the sign Gemeni.
— PGAG (@PGAG_PH) January 8, 2019
They even pointed out that it will be easier to cheat in school with two faces.
— Migz Aranzamendez (@mondragonmigz) January 11, 2019
— fortunate° (@pasaholluckyni1) January 16, 2019
On a serious note, a Twitter user shared that the inspiration for Kara Mia was the story of Edward Mordrake, a man with an extra face on his head. He committed suicide at the age of 23 as he claimed that his other face kept on whispering demonic thoughts to him.
All memes aside, this might be the inspiration for GMA's Kara Mia. Creepy af
Photo grabbed from Spookify FB Page pic.twitter.com/bxIw49gVky
— Alfred (@alfredlegacion_) January 12, 2019
Kara Mia is set to premiere in February 2019.
Filipinos are usually passionate when it comes to celebrities they support.
It’s also normal to be a fan of a loveteam that networks, or fans themselves, establish. And because these two people are always together doing shows, commercials, and even concerts, it’s not surprising that they have developed feelings for each other and actually enter a relationship.
One of the real and reel life couples is Jak Roberto and Barbie Forteza. Of course their fans are thrilled and want to hear more and more about them, but recently, netizens have started to complain about the amount of times they’ve seen the loveteam at the page of GMA News.
It started off with a viral post about the couple not planning to give each other a present for Christmas. Facebook users have shared it as not everyone saw it as news-worthy.
The post reached more than 7,000 shares on the social media platform.
Ano ang plano nina Barbie Forteza at Jak Roberto ngayong Pasko?
This was followed by updates regarding the couple’s every move and decision such as when they decided to just give each other presents, their travel goals, their eagerness to see each other again, and their New Year’s resolution for each other.
Non-fans of the group have began complaining on the exessive amount of exposure the two are getting, especially when every single article is share on the GMA News page.
Others have began suggesting for the network to stop with the Jakbie posts.
Some even frankly expressed that they do not care about the loveteam.
2019 na pero sobrang nonsense naman ng gma network parating nagrereport about barbie forteza at jak roberto I mean hu cares ba kung nagexchange gift sila o wala KSKSJSHSHAJAK
— pauleen (@heypauleen) January 1, 2019
nilike ko gma news hINDI PARA BALITAAN LOVELIFE NI BarBie ForteZa at JaC ROB3rTo QIQIL
— seth (@setjustinebreo) January 4, 2019
A netizen even managed to insert a trending news in the KPOP industry, the new couple, EXO‘s Kai and BLACKPINK‘s Jennie.
@gmanetwork ibalita nyo yung dating issue nila Jongin at Jennie! Hindi yung pag-eexchangegift nila Barbie at Jak!
— BEEJ // 비제이 (@bjbarraquio) January 1, 2019
While others just decided to unfollow the page instead.
2019 first order of business:
Unfollow GMA Network sa Facebook dahil sa walang tigil na kapunyetahang pagbabalita nila kay Barbie Forteza at Jak Roberto.
— Israel Buenaobra (@israelgoodwork) January 2, 2019
This Twitter user just doesn’t know who Jak and Barbie are.
Kingina sino ba si Barbie Forteza and Jak Roberto?!?! It’s all over my timeline because of GMA News pero wala akong pakealam????
— Yolwin Jed Perales (@YolwinJed) January 4, 2019
But the questions is, will the network hear out the plea of the netizens?
With Regine Velasquez’s recent network transfer, other celebrities’ singing videos have resurfaced.
But it wasn’t because of their amazing vocals but because of their interesting way of pronouncing the lyrics.
One video is Kim Chiu’s rendition of Jesse J’s ‘Flashlight’ from the 2015 movie ‘Pitch Perfect 2.’
Netizens poked fun at the way the actress made a shaking movement with her hand, which she did twice, and her lyric mistakes. It took place during her 10th anniversary concert last April 2016 titled ‘Chinita Princess: The Funtasy Concert’ at the Araneta Coliseum.
Kim Chiu – Flashlight
Posted by Mga Hugot Ni Stefani on Sunday, October 28, 2018
Marian Rivera, on the other hand, went viral for her cover of Rihanna’s ‘Unfaithful’ during GMA’s old Sunday noontime show ‘Party Pilipinas.’
"Story of my layp, searching for the right fordism for da mii. Histoworin my soul , coz it sees a raw but really loves keompany" -Marian Riverahttps://youtu.be/HeysnoMObqE
Posted by Ian Sendico on Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Barbie Forteza has also gone viral for her Party Pilipinas performance during the launch of her own album ‘Meron Ba’ in 2013.
napaka angelic naman ng voice mo Barbie Forteza sarap mo.
Posted by Ｓｉｎｕｍｐａ ４２０ ペイは on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
She sang with then Kapuso actors Alden Richards, Derrick Monasterio, Jake Vargas, Kristoffer Martin, and Elmo Magalona. Another video of Barbie has spread online. It was when she guested in a Vivo event and sang Dua Lipa’s ‘New Rules.’
Barbie, however, was aware of her limited singing skills and just laughed it off during a previous interview. “I love it!” she exclaimed when asked about what she felt when her first video went viral.
The three have become viral memes because of their singing videos and netizens grabbed the chance to joke about it.
Billboard PH Hot 100 Top 5
1. Kim Chiu – Flashlight [New Entry]
2. Marian Rivera – Unfaithful [-1]
3. Barbie Forteza – Meron Ba [-1]
4. Lyca Gairanod – Havana [Reentry]
5. Kathryn Bernardo – Break Free [Reentry]
Marian Rivera, Barbie Forteza & Kim Chiu for Paskuhan. Cmon UST make it happen.
marian x kim x barbie collaboration?? ugh we stan, wig flew
Halloween is in approaching and binge-watching is one of the things to do when this holiday comes. These are the timeless Filipino horror movies that will makes you scream with terror every time.
The Road (2011)
Directed by Yam Laranas
This is a psychological thriller that will make you want to watch it again and again. The story is about teenagers (Barbie Forteza, Lexi Fernandez and Derrick Monasterio) who went missing after a joyride gone wrong along a haunted and abandoned road. Luis Medina (TJ Trinidad) is the investigator assigned to the case. While he was investigating, he finds the decaying body of another victim in the same road. The body used to belong to one of the two sisters who went missing ten years before. Digging further, Luis will get himself into a mystery full of brutality and murders.
Directed by Yam Laranas
This is another psychological thriller that will make you think what is the main story and what is not. The story is about Marvin (Richard Guiterrez) savoring his independence by moving into his own appartment. Although he likes his apartment, he wakes up at night because of screams of help at the middle of the night. At the end of the hallway of his floor lives Bert (Jomari Yllana), Anna (Iza Calzado) and her little daughter, Lara (Ella Guevarra). Bert, usually drunk, always suspects Anna on cheating on him which leads to him beating her causing the disturbances. Anna usually asks for help from Jude (James Blanco) who lives in the middle of the hallway.
Directed by Chito S. Roño
This story is about the superstition in which one should not get married in the same year that an immediate relative dies or no siblings should be married within the year. The story is about two women, Sandy (Kris Aquino) and Diana (Claudine Barretto) who gets married. They are both haunted by a ghostly flower girl who asks for a life in order to break the curse.
The Healing (2012)
Directed by Chito S. Roño
This is another Filipino horror film that will confuse you but surely will make you want to see it again. Seth (Vilma Santos) took her father to a fate healer, Manang Elsa (Daria Ramirez), after he suffered from a stroke. After her father regained his strength, his miraculous healing astounded the whole neighborhood. A handful of people came to Seth and asked her for help to bring them to Manang Elsa. When she did, they started to face a curse they didn’t know they cast on themselves.
Feng Shui (2004)
Directed by Chito S. Roño
When someone stares and sees themselves in the Bagua mirror, they get killed according to their Chinese zodiac sign. Joy (Kris Aquino) found the bagua mirror inside a bus left by a man. She later shows the Bagua to Aling Biring (Luz Fernandez) who tells Joy that she should keep it because it will drive away evil spirits and bring good luck to their family. Joy finds out that Aling Biring was killed because of leptospirosis and the man who left the Bagua was hit by a Rabbit Liner bus. She now has to save herself, her friends and her family in being affected by the curse.
Directed by Erik Matti
This is the most recent horror film in this list. It is truly horrifying because of its relation to the religious beliefs of many here in the Philippines. The story is about a little girl, Anghela Sta. Ana (Rhed Bustamante), who heals people miraculously. When she heals someone, black gooey liquid drips from her mouth. Padre Ricardo (Neil Ryan Sese) gets suspicious about the nun who accompanies her, Sister Cecilia (Phoebe Walker). But the issue does not just stop here because there is a lot of mystery surrounding Anghela, who she is and what she does.
Directed by Mike de Leon
Jun (Tommy Abuel), a photographer, befriended a strange woman named Teresa (Charo Santos) in his hometown during Holy Week. When Teresa started acting weird, Jun and her mother asked for help from a spiritualist or medium. They find out that Teresa is being possessed by a potentially dangerous spirit.
Directed by Mike Tuviera
Joyce (Angel Locsin) was a caregiver in a local elderly home. She broke up with her obsessive boyfriend, Roman (Oyo Sotto). As a final request, Roman asked Joyce to drive him home with his car. The two got into a tragic accident killing Roman and injuring Joyce. Alex (Dennis Trillo), a call center agent, had feelings for Joyce but didn’t act on it. He comforted Joyce in such a hard time, instead. After a few days, Joyce receives texts from Roman’s number considering it as a cruel prank. Or is it?
‘Wag Kang Lilingon (2006)
Directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng and Quark Henares
This movie has recurring themes that tie down both Angel (Kristine Hermosa) and Melissa (Anne Curtis) together: the spirits that haunts them, the mirror and the house. There may be many spirits haunting them, there is only one culprit. It all started when Angel lit a candle in front of a mirror with her little sister, Nina (Celine Lim). Apparently, they opened a portal between the two worlds.
Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara (1995)
Directed by Chito S. Roño
Barbara (Lorna Tolentino) had always been a loving sister to Ruth (Dawn Zulueta). Barbara loved her so much that she even sacrificed the guy that she loved, Nick (Tonton Guiterrez). When Nick and Ruth got married, Barbara fled to the United States just to start a new life and try to give Nick some time to fall in love with Ruth. After a few years of their marriage, Ruth still suspected Nick of harboring feelings for her sister. In a jealous range, she committed suicide by stabbing herself with a huge piece of a broken mirror. The suicide was witnessed by her daughter, Karen (Antoinette Taus) who had become unstable. Barbara comes back to the Philippines and face her past haunting her, in more ways than one.
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It’s not every day we get to see Kapamilya and Kapuso Stars sharing one stage, right?
But Vivo Philippines has that power to make them unite for one big celebration. In the recent grand launch of their newest flagship V7 Plus at the Manila Marriott Hotel, the top 5 leading global smartphone brand takes on the biggest leap to date!
The V7+ is the Vivo’s newest pride in its line of leading-edge smartphones, elevating the brand’s leadership in selfie and smartphone display technology. With that being said, I think they have fulfilled that mission of empowering self-expression of the next generation.
Imagine? A 24MP front shooter camera that provides a selfie that has a quality of those shot using a DSLR! With superb 5.99″ all-screen display and 84.4% screen to body ratio, Vivo has clearly outdone themselves. Another cool spec of this new stunner is the Special Face Beauty 7.0–a setting that brightens up photos and evens out complexions so capturing a selfie moment is not a problem, especially in a dimly-lit environment. Portrait mode, on the other hand, blurs out backgrounds to highlight sharper selfie features. There’s more yet. Hold your breath!
This latest offering from Vivo has the dual-sim (Nano-SIM) and runs on Funtouch OS 3.2 based on Android 7.1 Nougat. Moreover, it rocks a Smart Split 3.0 feature, allowing users to check their messages, mails, among other things without interrupting the currently running app. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with 4 GB RAM + 64 GB of ROM expandable up to 256 GB.
The security feature is also augmented with its face ID access feature that allows one to unlock the phone with mere facial recognition. An eye-protection mode is also an option, a facet providing comfort and protection during longish phone usage.
The launch was graced by the brand’s growing endorsers. Their ambassadors include Darren Espanto, KZ Tandingan, Chie Filomeno, Maris Racal, Inigo Pascual, Jason Dy, Boyband PH, Julie Anne San Jose, Paul Salas, TJ Monterde, Andrea Brillantes, Tony Labrusca, Kira Ballinger, Barbie Forteza, Loisa Andalio, Kisses Delavin, Maymay Entrata and of course, the teen king and queen Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.
You can have all of this for only Php. 17,990! A moment of silence here. You can get that Vivo flagship with that amount? A major dibs, perhaps!
What do you think guys? Share us your thoughts.
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We all know there are plenty of celebrity kids that bear striking resemblance to their parents and actual sets of twins, but some of the best star “twins” aren’t related at all. You may think your favorite celebrity is one of a kind, but there are some other celebrities who will have you seeing double.
We’ve spotted some spooky similarities amongst the celebrities!
Get a peek at who’s taken a turn as a celebrity doppelganger…
Sandy Tabet Vs. Jennylyn Mercado | These duos have some surprisingly similar features. It’s hard to deny that they resemble each other!
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