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Julie Ann San Jose

Julie Ann San Jose

At the young age of 21, Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose has already hit the high notes when it comes to her career.


The Kapuso star has her hands full with three regular shows – Sunday All Stars, Pepito Manaloto, and GMA News TV’s Day Off – plus an upcoming afternoon soap Buena Familia, which is set to premiere this July.


Julie Anne will play the role of 19-year-old Darling Buena in the forthcoming series opposite Jake Vargas.  “’Yung story pong Buena Familia, nasa upper class ‘yung family naming tapos maghihirap kami,” she said during a recent interview.


Asked to share a bit more about her role, Julie Anne said: “Hindi siyasobrang mahinhin. Hindi siya pa-cute. Mahilig siyang lumabas at mag-shopping. Tapos very artistic din siya. Mahilig siyang kumanta at mag-play ng instruments.”


With a successful career under her belt, how does Julie Anne juggle her time? “Time management lang. Kasi for me, as long as you love what you’re doing and as long as you’re passionate about your craft, hinding-hindi ka mapapagod. Hindi ko po iniisip ‘yun kasi happy naman po ako sa mga ginagawako, love ko ‘yung ginagawa ko, love ko ‘yung trabaho ko,” she explained.


Meanwhile, one more thing that will surely take up most of her time come August is her studies. An AB Communication Arts student of Angelicum College in Quezon City, Julie Anne plans to take up a full course load and wishes to graduate next year so as to make her parents proud.


“Kailangan mataas ‘yung grades kasi last semester, Dean’s lister ako. So sabi ko, masarap sa feeling. Saka siyempre, sa mga magulang mo, masarap ‘yung feeling na ibabalita mo sa kanila na ‘okay naman po ako sa school,’” she shared.


Catch more of Julie Anne in Buena Familia premiering soon on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.



“No. As of now, ‘yun pa rin naman ‘yung plano namin ni Drew na next year pa (magkaka-baby),” said Kapuso star Iya Villania during a recent press interview.


At saka, I mean, hindi naman talaga halata ‘yung belly ng mom kapag four to five months ‘di ba? Feeling ko I’ll be able to get away with it for a while paKapag hindi na akosuma-side view, alam naPero next year pa naman. That’s the plan,” she added.


These are busy days for Iya. She will now have to juggle her time between taping for GMA News TV’s Taste Buddies, doing production numbers on weekend variety show Sunday All Stars, and hosting 24 Oras’ showbiz segment Chika Minute.


Gusto kong isipin na parang guest pa lang ako kasi ayaw ko ‘yung kabaayaw ko ‘yung pressure,” shared Iya, who officially replaced Pia Guanio as Chika Minute host last June 15.


Iya said she feels glad that GMA News chose her and embraced her quirkiness. “Gusto kong umiyakNakakakilignakakatuwa. I mean, it really is a pleasant surprise. I wouldn’t say na I was deserving, for me, it’s really God’s will. If it’s not for you, then it’s not for you. If it’s for you, mapupunta ‘yan sa iyo. So kung hindi napunta sa akin, I would have been okay rin naman,” she shared.


Though it’s admittedly a challenge for Iya to speak fluently in Filipino, she promised she would give it her best shot to properly deliver the news. “They (viewers) will get to see me try my best sa wikang Filipino. Yes, sa Filipino talaga. But I never give up and I always put everything that I can into whatever it is that I do, so I will definitely do my best na i-deliver ng tama ‘yung news,” she explained.


Being the bubbly person that she is, Iya considers toning down her energy as the biggest challenge of all. “Depende sa level na required sa akin. Of course, it would also depend din sa news. Kasi kung medyo sad ‘yung news, hindi naman pwede. So maga-adjust naman ako. I will be appropriate,” she said.


Catch Iya Villania on 24 Oras, together with veteran broadcasters Mel Tiangco, Mike Enriquez, and Vicky Morales, airing weeknights on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

Julie Anne San Jose - Tidal Wave

Julie Anne San Jose – Tidal Wave

Julie Anne San Jose - Tidal Wave

Julie Anne San Jose – Tidal Wave

Julie Anne San Jose - Tidal Wave

Julie Anne San Jose – Tidal Wave

Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose adds another milestone to her career as she recently concluded filming three music videos in San Francisco and New York in collaboration with Los Angeles-based company, VIM Entertainment Inc. The videos will be distributed worldwide by GMA Records.


One of the music videos she shot in the United States is for her single Tidal Wave which was arranged by Sidney Brown, better known as Omen, an American music producer from Harlem who has worked with artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, and Ludacris.


Last June 21, her supporters got an exclusive treat from Asia’s Pop Sweetheart and multi-platinum recording artist as she launched her newest music video in GMA Network’s musical variety program Sunday All Stars.


Julie exudes a great amount of excitement as she talks about her experience in filming Tidal Wave, “I got to skateboard. Inaral ko siya before the shoot.Syempre malamig dun, tapos naka-jeans at crop top lang ako, kaya lamig na lamig talaga ako. Pero masaya kasi I got to work with a lot of people in great teams, tapos they were so nice to me. Sobrang accommodating nila.”


As it promises to highlight a different side of Julie, the singer-actress further claims that she was able to get in touch with her different personas while filming the music videos. In Tidal Wave, she is reminded of how it feels to have butterflies in the stomach, and the usual teenage crush spectacular. “Nag-enjoy akong i-film yung music videos, and since Tidal Wave is very light, more on kilig, I’m sure maraming makaka-relate sa song.”


Meanwhile, Julie’s other two music videos are set to premiere in the following months.

Miguel Tanfelix Birthday

Miguel Tanfelix Birthday

Miguel Tanfelix, who played the lead character of the recently concluded top-rating family drama series Niño, continues to inspire and bring joy to his supporters. Last September 18, the GMA Artist Center star celebrated his birthday in advance with persons with disabilities of Dr. Jose P. Rizal Elementary School in Dasmariñas, Cavite.


Loud cheers and applause welcomed Miguel, who brought along his Niño co-star and good friend Renz Valerio. The special event got even livelier with Tess Bomb as the host. Also present was Miguel’s family who came in full force.


Miguel made every moment count, making sure his fans enjoyed the afternoon celebration. The birthday celebrant presented a dance and song number which delighted the audience. He even joined the games while being in character as Niño.


The 16-year-old was a darling to his fans as he approached the kids, took selfies with them, and signed autographs.


The kids for their part surprised Miguel with a dance number and both Miguel and Renz joined their performance.


Just as Miguel was about to distribute snacks, he received a phone call from Bianca Umali that brought kilig to their fans because they heard the conversation of both tween stars.


“Hi, Miguel! Nami-miss ko na ‘yung araw-araw kitang nakakasama. I’ll see you very soon,” said Bianca. Miguel and Bianca’s loveteam in Niño endeared them to their fans. Both Bianca and Miguel could still be seen on Ismol Family and Sunday All Stars.


Before Bianca said goodbye to Miguel, she took time to greet and thank the supporters of their team-up. Miguel later admitted that he was touched with Bianca’s effort to call him despite the latter’s busy schedule.


Miguel also shared that he couldn’t be more grateful for the chance he’d been given to bond with some of his fans. According to the StarStruck Kids alum, he personally picked to celebrate his birthday with the special kids of Dr. Jose P. Rizal Elementary School. It was made possible with the help of GMA Artist Center, his family, and sponsors.


Dahil po sa ginampanan kong role ni Niño, naintindihan ko ‘yung kalagayan nila, na kailangan nila ng atensyon, na ‘yung treatment sa kanila dapat parang normal na tao din kasi mayroon din silangfeelings na pwedeng masaktan,” shared Miguel.


The school administrators expressed their gratitude for having been chosen by Miguel. According to them, the fun-filled celebration was a first—and will go down as one of the most memorable events held in the school.


Miguel will be part of the “Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A.” concert, organized by GMA Pinoy TV, the flagship international channel of GMA Network, in cooperation with Polaris Media and Marketing. It will be held on September 27 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, California. The show starts at 6:30 PM. For ticket reservationsthe number to call is 310-989-4523.