STAR-SIGHTING ALERT: Pauleen Luna, Pia Guanio, James Reid, Nadine Lustre, and other stars' Holy Week destinations

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Pauleen Luna is spending Holy Week with Vic Sotto and the rest of Eat Bulaga! hosts in Japan, while Pia Guanio is going to Singapore with husband Steve Mago and daughter.

Over time, Holy Week—supposedly a time to reflect for us Filipinos, particularly the Catholics—has gradually turned into either a rest period or an occasion to spend quality time with the family.

Of course a number of people are still into their panata or join pasyon or do their visita iglesia, even penitensya.

For the celebrities, however, the five-day holiday is a break from their busy schedules.

PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) listed down their Holy Week plans and destinations.


Pauleen Luna: “Lahat kami sa Japan, buong [Eat] Bulaga, sa Palm Sunday hanggang Easter.

Other hosts who will be joining Pauleen in Japan are boyfriend Vic Sotto, Ruby Rodriguez, Anjo Yllana, Allan K, Wally Bayola and their respective family members.

Pauleen, who has been to Japan a number of times, is still looking forward to this trip because it's her first time to go to Osaka.

“I heard food is better in Osaka than Tokyo, so do’n ako sobrang excited.

For Wally Bayola's part, he included a visit to a Church in Japan as part of his itinerary.

In the past, Wally said that he would still usually work abroad during Holy Week.

“Minsan kasi, maraming mga invitation ng shows sa ibang bansa, lalo pag Holy Week, kami ni Jose [Manalo].

“Nung nakaraan, Canada kami nag-show. Nung mga dati pa sa Dubai, Abu Dhabi.”

He added that his fellow Juan for All, All for Juan segment hosts Jose and Paolo Ballesteros won’t be able to join the trip.

Pia Guanio, another Eat Bulaga! host, will go to Singapore with her husband Steve Mago and daughter Scarlet.

“I wanted to be with my family kasi it’s the only chance we get to be together,” she said in an interview.

Pia continued, “Usually, when Holy Week comes around, we try to make it a time for the family to get together, kasi with the kind of work we have, we’re [doing] live shows, so we’re hardly on vacations.


“So this is the only opportunity that we have to bond as a family, to get together, to spend some time with each other."

Asked how they observe and spend Holy Week, Pia described, “Usually the Holy Week proper, is [with] the immediate family 'tapos the whole family gets together on Easter Sunday.”

Meanwhile, Ryan will be bringing his family to New Zealand, where he will participate in the Xterra triathlon event on April 11.

Newlyweds Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista will go to Ginza, Japan.

A group of stars—Ruffa Gutierrez and kids, Fabio Ide, to name a few—will be in Bali, Indonesia.


James Reid wants "to lie on the sand."

He added, "I’m not gonna move my body. Just rest, soak up the sun."


“Hopefully Coron cause I’ve always wanted to go. I’ve never been [there], I heard it’s the best in the world.”

His screen partner Nadine will be surfing “probably sa Pangasinan, we might go to La Union.

"I know it’s a bit crowded this season pero mag-surf lang kami, chill lang.”

Kapamilya actress Ella Cruz said that she just finished doing the teleserye Bagito so she intends to spend summer with her family.

“Babawi ako sa family ko kasi hindi naman kami palagi nagkakasama. Beach time with my family,” she shared.

“Holy Week sa Balesin kami, buong family,” she said excitedly. “Pati extended family, friends ng family.

Asked why they picked Balesin, Ella answered, “Siyempre maganda do’n… dream place.

”Sa ibang place, maraming tao. At least do’n medyo private. Kahit papano makakapag-enjoy.”

Likewise, Christian Bautista will spend the holidays in Balesin.

Who's with him?

"Secret," he said, winking.

Newlyweds Gab Valenciano and wife Tricia plan to hold their beach wedding reception in Boracay this Holy Week.



Carla Abellana will have bonding time with her family in Tagaytay, where she bought a rest house.

In an interview with 24 Oras, she said, "Doon kami magluluto and all. Doon lang kami for four days, and mag-e-enjoy lang kami."

“Doon kami sa resthouse sa Tagaytay. Doon kami magluluto and all. Doon lang kami for four days, and mage-enjoy lang kami.”

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Comedienne Kiray will go “swimming with family or dagat."

She explained why it's better for her to go somewhere near Manila.

"Hindi kami talaga nagbo-Boracay, huwag sobrang layo para kapag may kailangan na hatak na trabaho, nandun kaagad. Kahit summer trabaho pa rin ang iniisip,” she quipped.

“Swimming siguro, Taytay, Pasig. Kung puwede sobrang lapit lang, wag lang sobrang layo."

She added that renting a yacht is another option.

Sam Pinto will go to Baguio City.





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