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MEGA Entertainment April 2021

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MEGA’s foray into entertainment, MEGA Ent seeks to elevate the showbiz experience with a new kind of storytelling, one that is honest, thoughtful and inspiring. Here, the Philippines’ brightest stars will share their side of the story and begin a different conversation with their audience.

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11 Issues

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15 min.
bea alonzo sweet revenge

*This interview with Ms Alonzo was conducted on February 28, 2021 for the April issue of MEGA Entertainment. Having written soap operas for thirteen years, I know that a teleserye heroine has either of only two character motivations – search or revenge. Bea Alonzo, being a heroine of many teleseryes, is all too familiar will this dramaturgy. “Well, to be honest I don’t like the word revenge. But if it’s clickbait for a story of woman empowerment, then I’m all for it,” Bea cautions me. Because in the past couple years, Bea has never exacted revenge on anyone. She simply doesn’t believe in it. She believes, however, in the search for truth. “Alam ko naman lalabas din yung totoo. Eventually people are going to know. People are not stupid. They know. And so as…

9 min.
face forward

It was a day of glamour, beauty and—of course—safety. Makeup artists and hairstylists were prepping their socially distanced work stations while the fashion team was ensconced at a separate room. As the personalities arrived, each one of them and their entourage was greeted by a warm smile and an antigen swab test, in keeping with the required safety protocols. This being the Avignon Clinic, the health precautions employed were stringent and everyone dutifully kept their mask on and their distance at all the necessary times. But even though half of their faces were covered, everyone was obviously smiling and in a good mood. The collective vibe was upbeat as a shoot of its scale hadn’t happened in a long time. A sense of comfort was shared knowing that today, everyone…

1 min.
store info

FASHION BERSHKA, Glorietta 2, SM Megamall; BLACKBOUGH SWIM, web <www.blackboughswim.com>; CUL DE SAC, The Podium Mall; FENDI, Shangri-La Plaza Mall; GIVENCHY, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Greenbelt 4; GUCCI, Greenbelt 4, Shangri-La Plaza Mall; LOUIS VUITTON, Greenbelt 4, Solaire Resort and Casino; MAZEE PH, web <instagram.com/mazeeph>; PRADA, Greenbelt 4, Solaire Resort and Casino; STRADIVARIUS, Glorietta 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Aura; TOPSHOP, Greenbelt 3, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Power Plant Mall; UNIVERS, East Tower One Rockwell; Adora Greenbelt 5; VERSACE, Solaire Resorts & Casino; ZARA, Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Megamall DESIGNER ANDREA TETANGCO, instagram <www.instagram.com/andreatetangco>; CHRIS NICK, website <www.chris-nick.com>; HA.MU, instagram <www.instagram.com/_ha.mu_>; MUUHAA, instagram <www.instagram.com/_muu.haa_>; NERIC BELTRAN, instagram <www.instagram.com/nericbeltran>; ROB ORTEGA, instagram <www.instagram.com/robortegastudio>; BEAUTY ANESSA, web <lazada.com.ph, beautymnl.com>; CLARINS, DOLCE & GABBANA, GUERLAIN, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Rustan’s…