CELEBRITY GETAWAYS: Where the stars were this Holy Week

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(Clockwise from top left) Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna; Erwan Heussaff and Anne Curtis; Venice Bektas and Ruffa Gutierrez; KC Montero, Rhian Ramos, and Bianca King; Kim Chiu; and Zanjoe Marudo and Bea Alonzo took the opportunity to unwind away from the city this Holy Week.


The whole country was on vacation mode this past week, and even the stars did not miss the opportunity to relax, unwind, and go to places far away from the metro.

Through the photo sharing application Instagram, PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) was able to spot some celebrities during their time off.

OVERSEAS TRAVELERS. Pauleen Luna posted pictures on her Instagram account all the way from bustling Macau.

Although she did not mention whether she was with her boyfriend Vic Sotto during her trip, a photo posted earlier showed that they did ride a plane together.

Also spending time abroad are lovers Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff, who, along with the latter's sister Solenn Heussaff, were in Galle, Sri Lanka for the wedding of their other sister Vanessa.

Anne's ex, Sam Milby, was also wandering outside the country in cold Japan, touring around the picturesque Shibuya district.

Pretty couple Isabelle Daza and her non-showbiz beau Adrien Semblat also jetted off to Asian destination Bali, Indonesia for the long weekend.

Maja Salvador, on the other hand, flew out to nearby Singapore and took her family out on a trip around the progressive Asian country.

In her account, Maja posted several photos of their group in tourist spots such as the Marina Bay Sands and Universal Studios Singapore, where she spotted former members of the ‘90s dance group Streetboys.

Observing the Holy Week without Dolphy for the first time, Zsa Zsa Padilla and daughters Zia and Coco Quizon had some mother-daughter bonding in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Meanwhile, Kapuso couple Geoff Eigenmann and Carla Abellana were enjoying some couple time in the Western hemisphere, touring around California, USA.

OUT-OF-TOWNERS. Although Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo never mentioned in their Instagram posts where they were, many had guessed that they are in the exclusive Amanpulo resort in Palawan.

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Apparently, it was "quality couple time" for the Kapamilya stars as Bea made note in one of her posts that they sat in "the only table without kids" at dinner time.

On the other hand, things were different for Ruffa Gutierrez, as she spent Holy Week at the Casa Carmela Cliffside Villa in Cebu, with her daughters Lorin and Venice, and brothers Elvis, Richard, and Raymond.

Enchong Dee also spent Holy Week with his family in therir hometown in Naga City, Camarines Sur.

Together, they attended traditional Catholic church activities, such as the "Washing of the Feet" on Maundy Thursday.

Enchong even portrayed as one of the apostles whose feet Jesus, played by the officiating priest, washed in a ceremonial re-enactment.

Meanwhile, his Ina Kapatid Anak co-star Kim Chiu was also quietly spending time with her family in a private beach resort in Bohol.

In her account, Kim posted several photos of herself, her niece, and the lovely view of the beach.

Holy Week also meant revisiting his roots for Gerald Anderson, who headed to his hometown in General Santos City.

The famous Mindanaoan town is also home to champion boxer and Saranggani Representative Manny Pacquiao, whom Gerald got to play basketball with.

Shaina Magdayao, on the other hand did not mind being “fifth wheel” in the trip to Balai Resort in Anilao, Batangas, together with Billy Crawford, Nikki Gil, Iya Villania, and Drew Arellano.

Altogether, the five sea-hungry celebrities went scuba diving in the famous marine hotspot.

Bianca King also became the third wheel in Rhian Ramos and KC Montero's trip to the private Balesin Island Club in Quezon.

The trio was also joining by Rhian’s family later on.

Singer Karylle also spent the long weekend with her family (her dad’s side of the family, that is) in Subic Beach, Olongapo, where spotted singer Julie Anne San Jose performing in a local Good Friday concert.

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MEETING THE FAMILY. For their first Holy Week holiday together, John Prats brought his girlfriend Isabel Oli to the Prats family farm in Balete, Batangas, where the entire clan was spending the long weekend.

Model-TV presenter Georgina Wilson also spent time with her boyfriend Borgy Manotoc’s family this weekend, at the Marcos’s home base in Ilocos Norte.

Georgina was all over the province visiting top tourist hotspots, such as pristine Pagudpud Beach and the astonishing white rock formation in Kapurpurawan Beach.

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