Barbie Forteza Spent Her Birthday With Family And Derrick Monasterio, Gets Surprise Party From GMABarbie Forteza admits to have spent her birthday with her family and onscreen partner Derrick Monasterio. The actress also got a surprise birthday party from GMA Artist Center.
Forteza was shocked and at the same time happy that GMA organized a surprise birthday party for her last August 1 at the Luxent Hotel in Quezon City, a report by Cata Tibayan for the Chika Minute segment of 24 Oras reveals.
According to GMA, the program was emceed by Ken Chan while Forteza’s family, friends, Joyce Ching, Thea Tolentino, Miguel Tanfelix and members of “Barbienatics” participated in the event.
“Ang cute naman, very pa-girl. Hindi ko talaga alam na isu-surprise ako,” Barbie said.
She also admitted that she shared her real 16th birthday on July 31 with her family and Monasterio.
“Nag-celebrate po ako kasama si Derrick kahapon [July 31] kasi maaga kaming na pack-up sa taping [ng Anna Karenina] kay sinelebrate na namin yung birthday ko at birthday niya [August 1],” she said.
The actress also sported a gift from Monasterio which is a bracelet.
“Nanood kasi kami ng film na If Only. Mayroon ‘dun binigyan nung guy ng charm bracelet 'yung girl,” she said.
According to Forteza, she gave Monasterio a belt for his birthday.
Forteza also became the newest Haribon Foundation spokesperson.
“Very thankful po ako sa Haribon dahil hindi ko talaga alam na ‘yun ang gift na ibibigay ninyo sa akin. Napakagandang gift na makapagserve ako sa environment natin. ‘Yon yung pinakamagandang gift, hindi lang para sa akin, para na rin sa ibang tao,” she said of the development.
The report also noted that Forteza plans another celebration this time at the Philippine Children’s Hospital, a party she has been talking about since the past few months. She said then that she wants to give back instead of organizing a party just for herself and those close to her.
“Last year, noong dun ko ginawa yung birthday party ko, tuwang-tuwa talaga yung mga bata,” she said. “Na parang kahit meron silang mga sakit, na-appreciate nila na, feeling ko, kahit sa dalawang oras na yun, nalimutan nila kung ano yung meron sila.”
Forteza also shared that her celebrity crush Dennis Trillo, who she said in the past she wouldn’t mind getting the number of and working with in a project, called her and sent her chocolates for her birthday.
Meanwhile, in a video posted by GMA on one of its sites, Joyce Ching had a message for her friend and fellow “Anna Karenina”.
Ching said that Forteza already knows her birthday wish for her friend. That is that their friendship continues.
Forteza thanked everyone who came to her birthday party. She also said that her wish for Monasterio is that their friendship will last because she treasures it a lot.