These stars spend Independence Day weekend abroad

by Myrna Fernando
Jun 12, 2017
As the country celebrates Independence Day on June 12, Maggie Wilson (left) and Heart Evangelista will be enjoying the sun, sand, and sea in the Maldives and Hawaii, respectively.

Because it's a long weekend, a number of stars decided to fly out of the country to relax.

A lot of them picked Hong Kong, which is just a two-hour flight from Manila.

Ruffa Gutierrez attended the bachelorette party of her good friend, designer Charina Sarte.

The former beauty queen stayed at the Island Shangri-La.

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Phoemela Baranda also attended Charina's bachelorette party in HK.

Doug Kramer and Cheska Garcia brought Kendra, Scarlette, and Gavin to HK for a "much needed family break and vacation especially for the kids who did very well in school."

Aside from shopping, Team Kramer also dropped by Trick Eye Museum.

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Meanwhile, Iza Calzado and her beau Ben Wintle are in Thailand to attend a wedding.

Kim Jones is in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Ben Alves returns to Tokyo, Japan, his post-Holy Week destination.

He asked his followers, "I definitely want to explore more this year. What city should I visit next?"

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Maxine Medina is also in Tokyo.

This was taken on Shibuya, which is said to be the busiest intersection in the world.

Glaiza de Castro is in Seoul, where she watched the Act III: Motte concert of G-Dragon.

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Basking in the Maldives sun is the gorgeous Maggie Wilson in a two-piece swimsuit.

Her caption: "Because life is better in a bikini!"

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Far away from the country is James Yap and his partner Michela, who are bringing baby MJ to the Italian hometown of his mom for the first time.


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Also in Europe is Rico Blanco.

Serving as his background was the Padrao dos Descobrimentos, aka, Monument of the Discoveries in Lisbon, Portugal.

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The vacation of Zoren Legaspi and Carmina Villarroel's family started on June 10, right after the Moving Up Ceremony of the couple's twins Cassy and Mavy, where they received medals.

According to the actress' followers, their destination is U.S.

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Gabbi Garcia and her family are presently in New York.

This selfie was taken at the famous Times Square.

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Prior to this, they spent a few days in California, where they had the chance to visit Disneyland.

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Guess who's also in New York? Tim Yap.

His caption for this photo: "Find the right platform to express your views: Back in the Big Apple. My heart is happy!"

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Heart Evangelista has been enjoying the sunshine in Hawaii with her husband, Senator Chiz Escudero.

Bianca Manalo is in Mexico.

Part of her itinerary was Tequila, Mexico,

She related, "Lahat ng nakikita at natatanaw mo...hanggang sa kaya ng mga mata mo, Sa Jose Cuervo yan!!! 28,000 hectares with 3,200 workers! Wow, they plant the Agave then harvest it after 8 years."

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As the country celebrates Independence Day on June 12, Maggie Wilson (left) and Heart Evangelista will be enjoying the sun, sand, and sea in the Maldives and Hawaii, respectively.
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