By: Zedrick Señeres

Summer fun became magical when Your Pagemaker had an intimate tête-à-tête with GMA Kapuso Celebrities during their short stint here in Our City of Love.

We had a good chat with Mika dela Cruz, Paul Salas and Mike Tan of the teleserye Kara Mia. Completing the team was Jennylyn Mercado of Love You Two.

One of the topics we discussed over sumptuous Ilonggo fares were their experiences when a strong earthquake struck Metro Manila.

Jennyn Mercado said she was in the middle of shooting driving a truck at that moment, while Mike Tan said “I was in a gym that moment and had to rush home because my son was frantically calling me.”

Mika dela Cruz and Paul Salas were on their way home just after their shoot.

“Prayers now are our prime key for safety when this kind of calamity strikes without warning and we would thank our dear Lord that we were all safe at that moment,” Mike Tan said.

Later in the afternoon, the Kapuso stars treated their fans to a musical soiree at the plush Vista Mall.


We cooled down the sweltering summer air at the sprawling poolside of The Mansion Hotel in its barbeque dining spree.

We savoured freshly grilled seafood fares concocted by no less than the hotel chefs.

The late afternoon delight extended well into the evening as we enjoyed the barbecue spread and chill drinks.

“Food and ambiance are like people, like its culture: diverse in every flavor of our Ilonggo fare,” said Nonoi Ybiernas, The Mansion’s PR Wizard.