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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Apr 12, 2021



BARBIE FORTEZA is really one of GMA-7’s top young stars today. Her last primetime soap, “Anak ni Waray”, was a toprater, then they included her as a host-performer in “All Out Sundays”. 

Now, she topbills the new episode of the hit drama anthology on GMA Telebabad, “I Can See You”, entitled “The Lookout”.

She will be supported by a powerhouse cast led by Christopher de Leon. Also in the cast are Adrian Alandy, Paul Salas, Benjie Paras, Arthur Solinap, Elijah Alejo and Marina Benipayo.  

Barbie’s fans are glad she’s being paired with Paul Salas, with whom she has worked before in “Kara Mia” and the fans say they like their tandem on screen.

“The Lookout” was supposed to have been shown this week but because of the lockdown due to the surging number of covid cases, it was postponed for next week. 

Instead, “I Can See You” chose to replay the hit suspense-thriller episode, “Truly. Madly. Deadly” starring Dennis Trillo, Jennylyn Mercado and Rhian Ramos which rated very high and also clicked and even trended when it was shown on Netflix. 

Barbie says she’s happy to star in “The Lookout” episode of “I Can See You”. 

“Abangan ninyo kasi naiiba ang story nito at puro magagaling ang mga kasama ko,” she adds. “I’m so very happy to be given the opportunity to work with one of the country’s most acclaimed and respected actors, si Mr. Christopher de Leon. 

"Wala akong masabi sa galing niya. I’m also happy to be paired with Paul Salas, for a change. Talagang iba-iba ang pina-partner ng GMA sa akin and I appreciate that.”

But of course, her loyal fans continue to inquire about her off cam inamorato, Jak Roberto. 

They want to know as to when the love birds will be paired again in a good project. 

The fans say Barbie’s love team in “Anak ni Waray” with Migo Adecer was also accepted very well by the viewers. 

They also request that they work together again, but as of now, Migo has gone back to his parents in Australia due to the worsening covid situation here, where as in Sydney, things have already gone to normal.  

Before he left, Migo taped for a guest appearance in Julie Anne San Jose’s “Heartful Cafe” on GTV.