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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.

May 4, 2021



JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE is all smiles these days. And why not? 

Her new primetime series, “Heartful Cafe”, is rating quite well and getting positive feedback from viewers who post their encouraging comments on various social media accounts. 

Her song and dance production numbers in “All Out Sundays” every week also generate glowing reviews as she always gives her best in every song she does.

Now, she has also released her latest single, “Free”, an inspiring song that aims to make listeners feel good specially now that we are facing challenging times. 

In it, she not only demonstrates her “birit” voice but also shows she can do rap numbers with aplomb. Behind the song “Free” is a team of genius producers both from the US and the Philippines: Herdy Casseus, Andrew Gonzales, Carlisle Tabanera and Ito Rapadas. 

Julie Anne co-wrote the song with Eduardo Gonzalez and Denise Pimping. ‘Free’ is out now on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records. 

Following the release of “Free”, Julie will next surprise her listeners with the song’s official music video that will be released soon.

Meantime, Julie wants to thank all the regular viewers of “Heartful Cafe” for supporting her primetime show every night. 

Many of her fans now want to know how she reacted when she did her scenes with her leading man, David Licauco, naked from the waist up. 

“It’s not my first time to see a shirtless guy pero dito, dahil magkaeksena kami, siempre, nahihiya ako noong una,” she says. 

“Kasi makikita ko ang katawan niya up close. Nakakailang, to be very honest about it. But David is very professional about it naman, so I felt comfortable with him after a while.”

They shot the show on lock in taping in a resort and they stayed in adjacent villas. 

“In the mornings, I’d see him exercising, working out. So I know he really works hard to have that kind of physique he can be proud of. 

"We became good friends while taping our show and we’re now both glad na naging maganda ang reception ng viewers dito. 

"I love my role as Heart na isang hopeless romantic and I know maraming viewers ang makaka-relate sa kanyang journey in the course of the story.”