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Charice “I Am What I Am”

Charice “I Am What I Am”

Charice gave an exclusive interview to Boy Abunda.  

Boy: Everybody is talking about you…Let’s start here. Why have you avoided the media?

Charice: When there are big issues that come out, of course I’m afraid because I’m still human. I’m very careful to the point that I don’t know anymore what I should say just so people’s reaction to it will be neutral. I don’t want to suddenly say something and then everything will be negative.  I gave myself a break to think what I should do, what next steps I need to take so that everything will get better.  This is why I am facing you today.

Boy: Why are you breaking your silence now? Why are you speaking up now?

Charice: I’ve asked for a lot of signs; it’s really true when you feel it…I’ve done a lot of things for the ones I love, for my family for many years, I did it for them.  Now I feel that this time I’d like to do things for myself.

Boy:  These signs, the signs which are the reasons why we are talking today…

Charice: Yes.

ccp 223x300 Charice I Am What I Am Boy: Let’s start talking about your family. Straight to the point: your Mommy Racquel and yourself -  are you angry at each other?

Charice: Yes, we had a fight, I have to understand her because if she hurt me, I know she was hurt more because she’s a mother. As of now, we’re not fighting. We’re still in that stage trying to understand each other, but I have to give her credit for trying to understand the situation, so yes we fight but that is normal.

Boy: Your grandmother – you and your “Lola,” are you quarreling?

Charice: The truth is, no. I’ve seen her interview but we’re not quarreling. In the first place, we didn’t have a chance to talk yet. Perhaps because she has her own opinion and I accept that, I’ve seen her interview and I understood that that’s how she felt but we’re not fighting.

Boy: Who is Robert Yberra?

Charice: He is my godfather. I’ve seen a lot comments from him, things that he said to the media and to some people. I respect him as a person. As my godfather, I owe him a lot.

Boy: You’re not mad at him?

Charice: I don’t know why I’m not mad at him. Even if I think I should be mad at him for the things he’s been saying, but I don’t. We stayed at his house…the small things…he’s the one who taught me how to drive.  As long as he knows me as a person and I know him, I respect him, I owe him a lot. That’s all.

Boy: There were rumors that you left your house without telling anyone. Is it true?  What are the reasons? Tell us the story.

Charice: No, I don’t know what to say about that. I left home, yes, but I think Mom knew that it would get to that point. I left not because I don’t want to be there; I left because that was what I needed to do.

Boy: Charice, everyone’s asking now, where are you now? Where do you live here in the Philippines? Who do you consider your family now, especially at these times that you are going through a lot in your life?

Charice: I am staying right now in Cabuyao, Laguna. I am staying with a family that I didn’t expect will take a chance….

Boy: Gamble (taking a chance)?

Charice: Gamble, as in they will take a bullet for me. That’s why on my birthday…I am lucky there are people like that, I didn’t expect that. It’s hard to trust, it’s hard to find people like that, but I left it to God to give me a sign of who can help me.  They are here in Laguna – Mommy Ina, Daddy George, and older brother Glenn. I’ve known them for a long time since I was young, so when I got to their house that day, I felt comfortable already.

Boy: You’re home here, in this house?

Interview Part 1 with English Subtitles:


Charice Buzz Interview part 1/2 (English Sub) von Capofret-Chaster

Charice: Yes, I can say that when I come inside this house, I can lie down and say I am tired. I can do anything, I can pretend to be crazy, I can show them who the real Charice is without judgment from others.

Boy: This is what you call home.  What do you want to tell them, your new family?

Charice: I would like to thank them but I don’t feel that it’s enough to just say that. I’ve been here a month but it feels like years. I would like to say in front of all of you that I thank them very much. I hope people don’t think bad things about them because if it weren’t for them, I won’t be here today. I’d be so depressed so I am very thankful.

Boy: Are you hoping that you, Grandma, Mommy, and Obet will sit down and talk?

Charice: Maybe, I always think that everything will be ok.

Boy: Another rumor – your career is over and you are just sitting around in Cabuyao, Laguna doing nothing.

Charice: You know people here call me homeless?

Boy: Why homeless?

Charice: Homeless. I laughed because I realized that it is difficult. You try to be down to earth, and people still comment.  People see me walking around – that’s me. I’d rather do that than be seen as a high society person who doesn’t go out (in the streets).  I watch basketball tournaments which what I like to do now – this is what I want to do.

Boy: Let’s talk about your career. What happened to your career?

Charice: My US manager is still Marc Johnston, nothing changed. Glenn Aldueza here in the Philippines. It’s nice to have people who know your likes and dislikes. I’m going to have a recording, which will be featured in a big project. There are also TV shows but I can’t talk yet. If I am allowed to talk, I will.

Boy: In other words, there are things still happening in your career?

Charice: For my fans here in the Philippines, we are working on a third album, just for you.

Boy: This is what the Filipino people are waiting for, the most controversial thing. I am thankful that you are brave and you trust me in telling your story. When your pictures appeared in social networks, there were many questions and theories on your change in appearance, hair, clothing and your mannerisms.  Why the change?  There are speculations that you’re rebelling, you’re looking for attention. What do you want to say?

Charice: I don’t know how to explain. I was being truthful. I had a hair cut – all the choices that I made I know are very risky. I’ve done them because I want to, not because I was rebelling, not because I was hurt by a person or family, not because I am emotionally depressed. I did them because I wanted to.

Boy: This a hard question. I don’t know how to phrase this, only because I believe that we don’t owe anybody an explanation. I believe that sexual orientation and gender identity don’t have anything to do with talent, but I need to ask you, are you a lesbian?

Charice: Uncle Boy I have a chance to do this internationally…

Boy: Charice, you mean this conversation didn’t have to happen here?

Charice: I chose to do it here because I owe it to the Filipino people. I felt that they should be the ones to know what I am and who I am. Yes, I’m a tomboy. I don’t know why that’s a problem? Because for me, it’s not a problem. Now I want to ask forgiveness to those who don’t understand, to those who can’t accept me. I’m sorry. I can understand. For those who will accept and can accept me, thank you very much. And for what I have done I just want to say that I feel that a heavy weight has been lifted from me now (tears up voice slightly breaks). That I can leave the house without hiding anything, nor putting anyone down because I’m not hiding anything. Sorry Mommy, Carl…but this is me. I’m proud of myself, I love myself.  That is why I’ve done this. To my fans, I know a lot of you are disappointed, some of you will probably leave me. Sorry. You know I’m a sincere person. From the bottom of my heart, sorry. I understand.

Boy: Charice, I would like to clarify, you’re sorry not because you’re a lesbian, you’re sorry because….

Charice: I know that all of them got hurt.

Boy: They got hurt because you came out and they never expected this and in our culture this is not the normal and usual way and most of the time remains hidden so that the public and fans stay happy. But you chose to tell the truth because it was the right thing to do. Do you hope one day that you could work overseas in a world, in an industry, that won’t look at gender but talent?

Charice: I believe that someday, it will come. It’s just difficult at the moment. I believe that someday, we will come out and work as equals. That’s why sometimes they say: Are you gay? (And I answer) what, are you straight? It’s all the same.

Boy: How do you feel? Do you feel free?

Charice: Overflowing.

Interview Part 2 with English Subtitles:


Charice Buzz Interview 2/2 (English Sub) von f100000106818361

Boy: I’ll just push this, now that you’ve said you’re a lesbian, have you ever had a relationship with a fellow woman?

Charice: Yes, of course. I can’t tell who, but yes, I’ve experienced it.

Boy: But you needed to hide?

Charice: Yes TNT (laughs). (TNT means “tago nang tago” or always hiding.)

Boy: The last time I saw you, you were with Cheesa. Did you have a relationship with her?

Charice: Oh yes! No, it’s a joke! Because I remember we posted a picture captioned “my baby girl.”  Then we saw on our Twitter timelines, jowa/jowaers (bf or gf gay lingo for girlfriend), things like that, but no.

Boy: You’re so cute you can do that now.

Charice: (laughs) It’s not true, Cheesa is like a sister, a big sister.

Boy: Here is another question people are waiting for. Who is Alyssa Quijano in your life?

Charice: Wait, I’ll wipe my perspiration first….Uhm…We’ve known each other for a long time now. We met when she was 9 and I was 10. In singing contests, we used to compete with each other. We met again when we saw each other on X-factor. All I can say is, she is an inspiration in my life. She’s one of the people who gave me strength. At the moment, she’s a very special person.

Boy: You love Alyssa?

Charice: Sorry! I wish you could open my heart and see the answer.

Boy: If I could open your heart, is it a yes or no?

Charice: It beats strongly.

Boy: A strong heartbeat…Is Alyssa the reason why there is a misunderstanding between you and your family?

Charice: Maybe we could say it’s one of the expected reasons.

Boy: They’re saying she’s the one you are spending your money on, that your family don’t like her.

Charice: All I can say is that they don’t know her. They don’t know how amazing she is but I know she understands.

Boy: Did the two of you elope?

Charice: Uncle boy? Am I like a teenage boy?

Boy: Do you plan to get married someday?

Charice: One day, one day. Not at the moment but one day.

Boy: Where is God in your life now?

Charice: In my heart always but some people think I’ve have forgotten Him. But everyday I’m always say  “Lord, I leave everything up to You” because I know that He is the “One” guiding me.

Boy: What is your prayer to God?

Charice: My prayer is that people will accept me, that my family accept me.

Boy: Charice, from all of these, what is the most important lesson you’ve learned?

Charice: To Mommy and Carl… I wish I were more open, more honest because the most important (thing) in the relationship between parents and their kids is to be open to one another, whatever the reaction of the other will be. To all young people my age, people undergoing the same thing – be true to yourself. We know in ourselves who we are. Life is too short to play games. Just be free.

Boy: Again, for your fans.

Charice: Chasters, this is it! New chapter. Welcome, welcome to my crazy life. Enjoy the ride.

Boy: If there is a song that will capture what you want say to the world, what is that song? Sing me that song!

Charice: (Sings “F***ing Perfect” by PINK)

Boy: What was that favorite song you used to sing in most of the contests that you used to join? The one you and your Mom chose?

Charice: I might cry again.

Boy: I would love to hear you sing that song now that you’re free!

Charice: (sings Maghintay ka Lamang)

Boy: I love you Charice and thank you.

Translations: Mingfan, Bbelj, Mooffin

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey

Follow Charice on her new Twitter Account:

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Perez Hilton twitted supporting Charice:

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Charice on TFC’s GGV TV Show December 9, 2012

Charice on TFC’s GGV TV Show December 9, 2012

December 10 UPDATE: Video with subtitles!
We know the quality of this video is not that good, it’s also long, there’s no subtitles in english too, in short: it’s not perfect! But it’s showing the real…..Charice!

Special thanks to Chaster_Denisa for uploading fast!

And here’s the new upload with english subtitles:

Thanks to Bbelj, DeadlySweet, Denisa and the staff of ChariceTVCrew.

Posted by Schoen, Charicemania.com

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Charice as X-Factor (Philippines) Judge

Charice as X-Factor (Philippines) Judge

Charice is back in a singing contest, not as contestant but as judge this time. She joins Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera and Pilita Corrales as judges in X-Factor Philippines. KC Concepcion hosts the show. X-Factor is a music competition franchise created by Simon Cowell in the United Kingdom. The winner will receive cash, other prizes and a recording contract. One of the most successful winners of the X-Factor (UK) is Leona Lewis.

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Charice’s X-Factor taping

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Charice mentioned in some of her old interviews that she joined about 100 singing contests before Oprah and Ellen Degeneres invited her to guest in their shows. She was mentored by famous songwriter David Foster and performed with singers such as Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. She also appeared in the musical hit TV series Glee and some TV shows in other countries. She released two international albums “Charice” and “Infinity” wherein the first album landed 8th on the Billboard 200 Chart. With these impressive achievements under her name, she is more than qualified to be a judge in X-Factor. We can expect Charice to share her honest opinions and experiences that she has had in her long singing career.

During the live auditions, Charice sang some songs to entertain the audience in between taping breaks.

Charice – Louder acapella

Watch the full episodes (No English Subtitles yet):

Episode 1 (June 23, 2012)

Episode 2 (June 24, 2012)

X-Factor Philippines started airing last June 23rd and airs every Saturday and Sunday, 9 PM (PH time) on ABS-CBN. It will run until September or October this year.

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Charice Rocked Araneta Coliseum

Charice Rocked Araneta Coliseum

“Manila, Manila. I keep coming back to Manila. Simply no place like Manila. Manila I’m coming home!”

Yes. That is a famous Philippine song and it’s very appropriate for Charice as she came back to her home country to bring joy to our hearts and ears as well! So people thought they’d go to a concert but end up coming home from a wild party!

As soon as Charice set foot at Ninoy Aquino International airport, there were only two new hot topics: her new short, dyed hair and her fresh tattoo! Reading the comments on Twitter, it was so unbelievable how they attacked her “literally”! It maybe true that Charice can’t please everyone but do they have to be so mean?

Charice sporting a very cool tattoo on her left arm bought the house down! Everyone was screaming happily. (Hopefully, Chasters throats are okay) The audience were also singing and dancing! (Even with left feet!!! LOL!)

Charice should have been nervous before going on stage at the Araneta Coliseum because of the pressure the press and the numerous Twitter (yes she was trending again) comments addressing her new look! She’s finding her style, experimenting on her own way, let her be. She’s still in the learning and developing phase of her life. Being true to herself is what makes a person happy and human. And we know that Charice indeed is very talented and whether some of her fans and detractors will like her style or not, her confidence alone is very amazing.

Let’s check a few highlights of the Araneta dome party

There was a very cute moment when Charice’s sang Lighthouse with her aunt.

She showed her amazing versatile voice, her dancing skills, she was comfortable moving on stage. That’s the new (and old) Charice!

In Love So Deep

Faithfully

Run The World

Non-Chasters who attended the concert were converted, (they just couldn’t deny her talent), something they’ve not seen yet on local artists. Chasters were even more surprised and amazed. This is not a DFF concert, it’s her solo concert: her own style, her own renditions, her interactions with the audience, everything was well-planned on stage.

There was an added bonus of course in the form of Charice’s Little Big Star pals namely Makisig, Ralph, Kyle, Gian and Sam Concepcion in which they sang “Moves Like Jagger”.

The most anticipated duet with Iyaz whom they renamed as “Ayas” now?

They witnessed a world-class talent! Sorry for those who missed this chance, better luck next time. It is indeed a different feeling experiencing her perform live, she’s one of a kind that will give you both goosebumps with that unique voice!

There’s no denying it, it was a phenomenal show from a phenomenal artist named Charice!

So what else has made this tour special? Her rockin’ band! Each one of them is so talented (not to mention good looking!) that the girls were screaming and cheering for them as well.

The Band with Heartbreak Survivor

A toast for Troy – kampaii! My goodness, every Chaster should watch this cool guy in action – he’s unbelievably talented!

Charice and KC Concepcion who would both judge the Philippine version of X-Factor.

Finale -Charice’s signature song from Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You, Pilipinas kong mahal, mga kababayan ko.”

For those who couldn’t make it, well you’ve missed witnessing the best live voice of the most talented girl in the world. Overall it was fun, she was a rocker, a balladeer, a dancer, hip hopper, showing her own style like no other musician out there can do right now. Charice is so versatile, incomparable in any sort of song genre! So her image change is almost minor but very fitting on this tour.

To our angel Charice you will always be tattooed in our hearts!

Special thanks to Manette153 for the great videos and Princess Serena.
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Charice’s One For The Heart Concert in Manila

Home is where the heart is. Indeed! Charice was home to show her love to her fellow Filipinos by having a special Valentine Concert entitled “One for the Heart.”

The event was broadcasted last February 12 at GMAT TV. Along with the singing sensation are local artists Jay-R also known as the R&B prince and balladeer Mark Bautista.

Not only that Charice sang her favorite songs in the program; she also talked about her Infinity concert in Asia this coming March. In addition, there was also an emotional and tender moment wherein Charice paid tribute to her father who died last year by singing a song for him.

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Overall, the TV Special was a success. It was a great Valentines gift not only for Chasters all over the world but to her fellow Filipinos as well.

Video Uploaded in Full


Courtesy of Bbelj

by Princess Serena & Schoen, Charicemania.com

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Charice Graces the Cover of Preview Magazine’s Jan-Feb 2012 Issue

Charice Graces the Cover of Preview Magazine’s Jan-Feb 2012 Issue

Despite a somber end to a great year because of a family tragedy, Charice bounces back right away in 2012 – and what better way to start the new year than with a bright, colorful and edgy cover on the Philippine’s top fashion magazine.

1 13244646731221111 Charice Graces the Cover of Preview Magazines Jan Feb 2012 IssuePreview describes itself as the Philippine’s style bible, and Charice is a great choice for the cover and a spread that’s all about modern minimalism.

Charice’s personal style has never been over the top, but still attention-grabbing in an edgy, boyish way (see photo on the left).

But it’s been a shock to some people on how Charice looked on the cover, so they called-out the magazine for using too much Photoshop.

Nevertheless, it was proven that only the usual post-processing were done on Charice’s photo (e.g. removing a pimple on her cheek).

And that the transformation was done through dramatic make-up and the addition of faux bangs.

Plus, it was the Philippine’s top talents who were the ones in charge of Charice’s photoshoot: acclaimed photographer Mark Nicdao, celebrity stylist Liz Uy, veteran make-up artist Juan Sarte, expert hairstylist Buern Rodriguez and top creative director Vince Uy.

One glance on the cover below and it’s so obvious that that’s the one and only Charice, right?

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Preview has also released photos from the shoot complete with captions on what’s happening in the photos. Below are some of the ones featured on their website (plus some scanned pages straight off the magazine):

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A behind-the-scenes video of Charice’s Preview photoshoot has also been garnering views on Youtube. Check it out below:

By Sofia Carrera, charicemania.com

Posted in Announcements, Buzz, Interviews, Philippines194 Comments

Charice on GMA Valentines Taping: Chasters Wanted!

Charice on GMA Valentines Taping: Chasters Wanted!

[UPDATE: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE WEAR RED. NOT WHITE. THERE WAS A MISCOMMUNICATION. I APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. BE THERE ON TIME, before or exactly 5PM. THANK YOU!]

Note: Please do not be late. If ever there will be late chasters, their tickets will be given to the waitlist. For chasters who are not on the top 100 list, you can try your luck. If other chasters won’t make it before the gates open, you can have their slots. Based on last year’s turn out, there were more than 15 spare tickets. Reminding chasters that there are no vids or pics allowed. Look for: Abbonita or Beda.

Meeting Time: 4-5PM
Meeting Place: 7/11 Convenient Store beside GMA Timog Avenue Side

FINAL LIST:

1. Yojan Esguerra (yojan17)
2. Alyssa Marie Penales (Chaster Lysa)
3. Leah Rubin
4. Jm Leonoras
5. Emeren Nora (Tita)
6. Analyne L. Espiridion (Einna)
7. Marina Tan (wower31)
8. Sheila Decena (sheild)
9. BRYAN JAY S. GAZA (MrAspirant08)
10.kenjijetrhow (Kenji Chua)
11.karl nuqui
12.Rhed Sandel
13.Alma Fajardo
14.Virgilio Selga, Jr.
15.Virgilio Gabalfin
16.Melba Pataray
17.GelneChris
18.Jamie Ann Peters
19.Beverly Dayo (beda026)
20.Ruz
21.ChariceSing
22.Denise
23.Claire Ibanez
24.Randy Balunday
25.Emma Carandang
26.Maria Hilda C. Capuli (motherdear)
27.josefina santiago
28.dulce amor
29.Rod Beltran (RodBelt)
30.Rhea Gelio
31.Bessie Abella
32.Achie Castillo
33.Lisa Sanez
34.Appin Pinkihan
35.Judy Ann Santillan
36.Monaliza Alcantara
37.Zsarina Concepcion
38.Gladys Mondero
39.Allen Mondero
40.Laurel Ramos (dir23)
41.ab.bonita
42.rhodlyn hadap (rhodlyn_hadap@yahoo.com)
43.Kathryn Dalaida (kate)
44.OPET
45.candice ramirez
46.victoria Panibon
47.Jethro (from cebu city)
48.Virginia Valenzuela
49.Carl Victor Callora (Carl10)
50.iChasterJen (Jennifer Arriola)
51.Shirley Cortez
52.Millie Ann San Luis
53.Nicole Lucena
54.Marilou Bagason
55.Gloria Lorenzo
56.Alberose Alcampado
57.Felma Gutierrez
58.Daniel Gutierrez
59.Ma. Zelfa Bendijo (Zelfie)
60.MARION GAMILONG
61.Narita Nadera
62.Karren Espiridion
63.ALMA CARANDANG
64.Alexa Yebron
65.Rosalinda Ramos Borreo
66.Josef Abella
67.Paula Gupana
68.Zarina Panagsagan (zai zai)
69.Robin Panagsagan
70.Lloyd Kenneth Tugbo (LKT)
71.Joane Bae S. Sabornido
72.Marryann Villegas
73.Rosette Antopina
74.Nikka joy Villegas
75.Shella Villegas Seto
76.Ma. Cristina P. Cabrera
77.Maria Luisa Chan
78.Victoria Rose Chan
79.Jean Mikael S. Sabornido
80.Francis Juliano
81.Gladness Martinez
82.Renalyn
83.Jonathan Obay
84.JINKY GARRIDO (sapphireblue95)
85.Michelle Diaz
86.Vhic
87.Artemis gibran
88.Via Saturnina
89.Mariese Vacalares (Mharice)
90.Janine Calvez (Videl)
91.alexander foz (DFOX13)
92.Gracielle Ann Capati
93.tita Fe Lopez
94.RHEA GELIO
95.REGIE TAYLAN
96.Deneb Cagara (Aidus)
97.DJBianca Frost
98.Roy Arilla (Chachaquel)
99.Mark Anthony Guevarra
100.deadlysweet1613@yahoo.com

WAITLIST:
ranty
ranty’s wife (bb)
ranty’s daughter (mj)
Jenifer Malig
Yves S. Arellano
Kate Dalaida
Nicanora Bonita
mayflor carandang
Maria Capul Borreo
Aurora Lebrun (c/o pherlebsefx@hotmail.com)
Jackelyn Lebrun
Jose Marie Domingo (c/o negecali@gmail.com)
Caira Garcia
jinky arboleda
ma fe capul
MARK OLLERO
MARY OLLERO
Garth Balasico
Joanna Oller
Kimberly May A. Olmedo
Celia Perol
Jonathan Portugal (Lisbon)
Anna Mae Baliad
Sevilla arevalo
Carolyn Baigan (chaster carol)
Edwin Macacando (edz)
Bella Bengco (@iamchallesi / allesi / allesiballetcenter)
Roy Vasaya
Vergeraldith Mujemulta
Powell John E. Jimenez
Kristine Ceejay V. Fajardo
Maricel Fajardo
Ymma
Nina France Psillos- Francia23
Efren antiporda (gunrunner)
Christallone

Charice is indeed busy during her short stay here in the Philippines. From TV5 to ABS-CBN. She is now going to have another taping on Monday, December 5, 2011, on another major TV network here in the Philippines, GMA 7. Just like early this year, Charice will grace the screen again for a GMA Valentines Concert Special for 2012.

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Charice at GMA Valentines Concert 2011

And guess what! 100 Chasters get to be part of the audience for this taping. You just have to be on the GMA compound, Quezon City (exact venue to be announced soon) by 5PM. So what are you waiting for? Registration starts here:

Note: Please register with your real names and bring your ID during the event to claim your ticket. Contact person is Abbonita. STRICTLY NO VIDEOS OR PICTURES ALLOWED DURING THE SHOW. Let us all adhere to the only request they ask from us in exchange of the free access they gave. Thank you!

By Tintol, Charicemania
Photo courtesy of Appin, ChariceTV

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CHARICE on ASAP: Chasters Wanted!

CHARICE on ASAP: Chasters Wanted!

[REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. SEE THE LIST BELOW] Hello everyone! Charice is so in demand nowadays that after her concert with TV5, she is going to perform on another network, ABS-CBN. It’s going to be tomorrow, December 4, 2011 at the ABS-CBN studios in Quezon City. Good news though! 15 chasters will get the chance to see her perform LIVE! Please register your names on the comment section below.

1. Jm
2. Einna
3. Sapphireblue95
4. Leah Rubin
5. Manette153
6. Lysa
7. ab.bonita
8. Kenjijetrhow
9. Sean
10. Rhea Gelio
11. Karl Nuqui
12. Gelne Chris
13. Ma.cristinaiballar
14. Wamond
15. Tita

NOTE: Kindly register yourselves only. Do not register for other people to give chance for other chasters to watch.

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MEETING TIME and PLACE: 1230PM, Starbucks ABS-CBN ELJ Building.
PLS BRING BANNERS, etc.

Contact Person: Abbonita

Thank you!

By Tintol, Charicemania

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Christmas with Charice

Christmas with Charice

UPDATE: THERE WILL BE A MEET AND GREET SESSION WITH CHARICE RIGHT AFTER THE CONCERT. KINDLY REGISTER YOUR NAMES AND WHICH SECTION YOU WILL BE SEATED ON THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW. KINDLY CHECK THE ARTICLE FOR FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE MEETING TIME AND PLACE. DEADLINE OF REGISTRATION IS MIDNIGHT OF DECEMBER 1.

The registrants who reach the cut-off time will have a chance for a photo op with charice. Chasters will be meeting up in Mc Donald’s near Resorts World at 6pm. Please be there on time. The lucky chasters who successfully registered will be given a bracelet/bowler or any tag and will be requested to make groups of 5 for the group picture with Charice at the stage after the concert. Look for Abbonita. THANK YOU!

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Good News!

Philippine Chasters are in for another treat this season as TV5 presents Christmas with Charice. Catch her perform on December 2, 2011, 8pm at Newport Performing Arts Theatre in Resorts World Manila. The venue is just in front of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. Continue Reading

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Charice will Perform with Arjohn Gilbert on her Next Concert in Manila

Charice will Perform with Arjohn Gilbert on her Next Concert in Manila

UPDATE 8/22/11: Reliable sources have informed Charicemania that this is not true. He will be there to watch the concert as the Chasters’ guest, but he is not there to perform. Instead, the planned duet  will be on her next solo concert here in the Philippines, possibly this year.

Arjohn revealed today during his appearance on the Philippine variety show, “Happy Yipee Yehey”, that he will indeed sing with Charice on October 25. As Chasters all know, this is the date of the David Foster and Friends Asia Tour’s Manila Concert, which will be held at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

The title of the song that Arjohn and Charice will be singing has not been revealed yet, but for sure, this number will be one of the most awaited performances in the concert.

Arjohn Gilbert Charice will Perform with Arjohn Gilbert on her Next Concert in ManilaArjohn Gilbert or known as “Aeta Boy” (because of his Aeta heritage), shot to fame when videos of him singing pop and rnb songs were featured on a TV show, which then helped double his views on YouTube.

The fan-posted videos of his performances showcased his smooth voice while singing hits like Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and David Cook’s “Always be My Baby”. The latter one even featured his flute playing skills, which works great as an advertisement for the flutes he’s selling on the streets of Clark, Pampanga.

Charice must have watched his videos and saw the talent and dedication that Arjohn had in pursuing music, despite the hard life that he has now – so she immediately tweeted this:

tweet2 Charice will Perform with Arjohn Gilbert on her Next Concert in Manila

Charice then urged her fans through Twitter to help find the boy and inform him of her offer, “Let’s find him, Chasters. Please find his FB, or whatever so we can contact him :)” Chasters succeded in locating the boy and they even filmed him saying thanks to Charice. Watch Arjohn say his full message in the video below:

It’s not just Charice who saw the potential that Arjohn has, even Black Eyed Peas member Apl.de.Ap expressed his desire in working with him. It’s highly possible that Arjohn would be able to follow the paths made by these two Filipino international superstars, with the right team behind him and with his fans undying support.

Watch Arjohn’s two famous performances below:

“Baby” by Justin Bieber

“Always be My Baby” by David Cook

By Sofia Carrera, charicemania.com

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Charice’s GMA Valentine Special Tops the Ratings

Charice’s GMA Valentine Special Tops the Ratings

ENGLISH SUBTITLED VIDEOS NOW POSTED with special thanks to ChariceTvCrew.

Charice’s Valentine Special aired in her home country, the Philippines, on Sunday, February 13, and topped the weekend primetime ratings with a huge 24% share of the audience for GMA-7 compared to rival network ABS-CBN’s 14.9% share  for it’s program “Star Power: Sharon’s Search for the Next Pop Superstar.”

Congratulations Charice on the success of your first major television special! Continue Reading

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Charice Gives Home Tour on Philippine TV

Charice Gives Home Tour on Philippine TV

You get the impression that Charice is as much a gracious host as she is a talented singer, when just before Christmas she allowed TV cameras into her home in the Philippines.

As part of their ‘Holiday House Raid’ special segment, “SNN”, which is broadcast on Philippine station ABS-CBN, was given a guided tour of Charice’s family home in Tagaytay.

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“30 Days With Charice” Episode 12: The Finale!

“30 Days With Charice” Episode 12: The Finale!

“30 Days With Charice” is a documentary by Emmy-award winning director Matthew Mills, cut into four-minute-episodes with new ones released every Wednesday and Friday on Teen.com.

Previous Episode

The eleventh episode took us from a concert in Allentown to another concert in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – but not before having a short side-trip to a radio station for a live interview. Charice is known for loving radio interviews because she “always has so much fun with the DJs”. KISS FM DJ Mike Miller looked like he had fun as well asking Charice about traveling all over the world and the kind of music that she does. The love for Charice didn’t stop in that radio booth that day because the audience at Hardware Bar was one amazing crowd. With them singing along and cheering, Charice easily got into the zone an delivered another exciting and memorable performance.

The Finale

Our calendars have already changed from 2010 to 2011 during the whole run of this incredible series. And the days of looking forward to every Wednesday and Friday are about to end, as this episode is already the series finale of “30 Days With Charice”.

Day 30 is aptly titled “The End of the Beginning”, which marks Charice’s transition from being a newbie in the music business to being an adolescent, perhaps? But for sure, those string of performances, interviews, and promotions have already baptized her into a world where everything is just going to get bigger than anything we’ve seen Charice do in the past twelve episodes. And what better thing to do on this day than feed some tigers! Every artist needs to take a break from being on the road and performing, and more so for Charice because, as Tommy Page, VP of Top 40 Reprise/Warner Bros. Records, said: “at the end of the day she’s still a kid” and “we try to make her feel fun and comfortable”. But being the born-performer that she is, her tiredness from travelling and touring goes away the moment that she starts singing and seeing all the people who’re watching.

For some, success and fame may bring negative traits to the surface like egotism and greed. But David Foster sees Charice differently, “Contrary to what you might think about what happens to people when they start getting success, I believe she’s somebody that will stay humble; and I believe she’s somebody that’ll keep singing whether there’s success or not.”

Both Iyaz and Marc Johnston, Charice’s manager, have seen something very special in her. Iyaz reveals how he’s become protective of her, who he considers as his little sister. Johnston even said how “there’s more talent in that girl than you can describe.” He also believes how film and television is going to be a big part of her music career, “it’s her destiny, I think.”

Charice describes her current stardom as something that should not be thought of surely. She takes it one step at a time, and is currently being thankful for the “achievements of my single and my album, that landed on Billboard at No. 8.” But there’s a fighter inside Charice, and she won’t settle for anything less if she can still do better, “It’s all good for me, but I’m just hoping for more.”

Being Asian can indeed be a hindrance for achieving international stardom and gaining a wide fan base in America, but Charice has already proven that it’s not impossible. And as a perfect ending to the series, Charice expresses how thankful she is for the support she’s got from the likes of Oprah, David Foster, Ellen, and of course, the Chasters all over the world. “Because of their love and support, I feel like they’re my family.”

As her thirty day press tour winds down, Charice takes time out for some fun at Six Flags where she feeds tigers with her brother, Carl. She’s still a kid, after all! Charice reflects back on the past month’s adventures and looks ahead to the promising future in store.

Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 1 – Meet Charice at her 18th Birthday Party
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 2 – QVC Performance
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 3 – NYC Interview Tear-Jerker
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 4 – Wango Tango From Stage to Studio
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 5 – Charice Takes Japan
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 6 – Home Sweet Home
Previously: 30 Days with Charice, EP. 7 – Let’s Get Spiritual
Previously: 30 Days with Charice, EP. 8 – Farewell, Philippines!
Previously: 30 Days with Charice, EP. 9 – Charice is a Schoolhouse Rocker
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, EP 10 – So What’s Up With Charice and Iyaz…
Previously: 30 Day with Charice, EP 11 – Charice Experiences Technical Difficulties

What’s Next?

“30 Days With Charice” officially ends with this episode but Charice’s career is just starting to skyrocket and this won’t be the last that we see of her, that’s for sure. Teen.com already has every Chaster excited with this statement: “And stay tuned—30 Days With Charice may be over, but we may not be done with Charice just yet!” Will Teen.com air another series about Charice? What do you want it to be about? Tell us by leaving a comment below.

By Sofia Carrera, charicemania.com

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“Enchanting New Year’s Cheer with Charice” Concert at Enchanted Kingdom, Jan 9, 2011

“Enchanting New Year’s Cheer with Charice” Concert at Enchanted Kingdom, Jan 9, 2011

NEW VIDEOS!!. Charice is in the Philippines to launch her new perfume line and the very next day will perform a solo concert at Enchanted Kingdom, the Philippines version of Disneyland, to ring in the New Year. The popular theme park is sponsoring the FREE concert as a way of giving back to the millions of park guests who helped propel EK to a world-class theme park status. Continue Reading

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“30 Days With Charice” Episode 9: Charice is a Schoolhouse Rocker

“30 Days With Charice” Episode 9: Charice is a Schoolhouse Rocker

“30 Days With Charice” is a documentary by Emmy-award winning director Matthew Mills, cut into four-minute-episodes with new ones released every Wednesday and Friday on Teen.com.

Previous Episode

The eighth episode documented Charice’s last few days in her homeland, the Philippines, before heading back to America. Instead of the usual packing and saying goodbye stuff that most people do, Charice being the huge star she is, still had shows to tape; and no less than ASAP XV, one of the biggest music shows in the Philippines. Continue Reading

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“30 Days With Charice” Episode 7: Let’s Get Spiritual

“30 Days With Charice” Episode 7: Let’s Get Spiritual

“30 Days With Charice” is a documentary by Emmy-award winning director Matthew Mills, cut into four-minute-episodes with new ones released every Wednesday and Friday on Teen.com.

Previous Episode

The sixth episode revealed to us the very loving and giving Charice who never forgets where she came from. Returning to her birthplace, the Philippines, must have been a bittersweet event where she can see the poverty of others which she has experienced as well. Continue Reading

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