Every month, we at GMA Artist Center mount an event so that the press could meet and bond with our artists. Last month, my events assistant Ira and I finally got to execute an event I’ve always wanted to mount: a wall climbing challenge. Held at Power Up in ROX, BGC, we partnered our press friends with some of the GMA Artist Center talents.

Coleen Borgonia, who recently appeared as a lesbian in an episode of Magpakailanman was partnered with Candice Lim-Ventura of Yes magazine.

Enzo Pineda, who is a Sunday All Starsregular, was teamed up with Owen Bautista-Alcaraz of Manila Bulletin Health and Wellness.

Gabbi Garcia, who is part of the primetime series My Destiny, was the teammate of Eleanor Leyco of Business Mirror.

Stephanie Sol, who is currently seen in the Sunday series Sa Puso ni Dok, was partners with Bernie Franco of

And Jak Roberto, who is part of Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman, the Cinemalaya entry Asintado, this month’s Cosmopolitan 69 issue AND Cosmo Bash, was partnered with Enzo Belen of Inquirer 2bu. These two won the challenge. More of Jak, actually, since Enzo didn’t really climb. Actually, none of our press friends took part! 

Good thing we all still enjoyed the food from Kenny Rogers, the drinks from Fruitas Buko Loco, and giveaways from Tous Les Jours. And all the chika, of course.

I didn’t get the chance to climb although I really wanted to. I actually tried once in Boracay. I was so afraid of failing and taking forever that I just wanted to get it done and over with. Crazy thing was that I was up there in no time at all. As in Gagamboy levels. Everyone got impressed LOLers. I surprised even myself.

Till the next GMA Artist Center lifestyle event!