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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.

Aug 5, 2022



ARRA SAN AGUSTIN is a Starstruck discovery who excelled in acting and showed her acting chops in the afternoon soap“Madrasta”, where she played the title role. 

She is now on primetime in the number one GMA Telebabad show, “Lolong”, as one of the leading ladies of lead actor Ruru Madrid,playing a city girl vlogger who forays into crocodile territory and meets Ruru as Lolong.

Aside from acting, the beautiful and versatile Sparkle star is now a recording artist. She has just released her debut single under GMA Playlist titled ‘Hanggang Dito Na Lang.’ 

The mellow pop song was composed by Roxanne E. Fabian and is about finding ways on how to cope deal with a heartbreak and move on from a broken relationship.

Arra poured all her efforts into her latest single. 

“GMA Playlist has provided me with a singing coach who made everything so much easier during the recording,” she says. 

“Also, inaral kong mabuti ang song, its melody and its lyrics, para ma-feel ng listeners when they hear it na naisapuso ko talaga ang nilalaman ng buong kanta.”

What is her inspiration behind the song? 

“Gusto ko ng mga sentimental na kanta, kasi gusto kong maramdaman ng listener yung sense of belongingness kapag pinapakinggan siya. 

"With mellow, sad songs, it connects us with our audience. For some reason, it is some kind of therapy. 

"It moves us and warms up our hearts, making us feel vulnerable at mas maraming nakaka-relate. 

"I enjoy emotional songs and would like to share my interest with others too.”

Arra is truly happy to be be given the chance to venture into recording aside from acting. 

“I’m so happy to be given this kind of opportunity because I’ve always loved music. God has given us the gift of music to share and relate with. 

"At yung mga taong palaging naniniwala sa’kin na pinag-pray na magkaroon ako ng sarili kong kanta, para sa kanila itong ginagawa ko.”

Arra’s single debuted at the second spot on the iTunes chart, and the official hashtag #HanggangDitoNaLangArra reached the third spot in the trending list on the day of its release. 

Catch ‘Hanggang Dito Na Lang’ now available on all digital streaming platforms worldwide. 

For more updates on your favorite Kapuso stars, visit www.gmanetwork.com