The second annual ABS-CBN Ball took place on September 14, 2019 at the Shangri-La at The Fort Hotel. ICYMI, proceeds from this year's ball will go to Bantay Bata 163 Children's Village Education Program.
ABS-CBN is celebrating its 65th year, and in line with that milestone, we asked our favorite celebs to share the thing they're proudest of in 2019 (so far!). Here are their answers:
"I think...yung maging mas mature. Yung mag-grow pa as a person. That's an achievement for me."
"The Killer Bride. The acceptance for the show has been really crazy. Madami siyang bine-break na firsts. The murder-mystery genre, getting people hooked every night, and everywhere I go, that's what they talk about."
"Nag-focus ako on myself and sa projects ko this year, and I think na-achieve ko naman siya."
"Ako, personal growth. Kasi I know how hard [the things] I've been through [were]."
"The year's not over yet, but one goal that I reached this year is for my daughter [Lorin Bektas]: for her to go to UCLA to take up Economics. No one in the family has ever done that, and she's already preparing for college! For myself, it's to put up a new business, which is a milk tea business that I'm launching soon. It's called The Milk Shop By Ruffa!"
"Probably top-billing a Star Cinema movie. I'm super blessed!"
"Sa vlog, yung channel ko! Kasi naka-reach na ako ng one million subscribers in less than a year. Sobrang thankful ako sa bagay na 'yon, at nasa showbiz industry pa rin ako."
"I ate carrots every day for four months!"
"Of course, my inspiration [will] always [be] my kids. And one of my children, [Angelina Cruz], is turning 18, and that is one of my goals—I think nakapagpalaki ako ng isang dalaga na napakabait at napakabuting bata."
"Continue my studies—I'm really proud of that!"
"It would definitely be being part of this event for Bantay Bata, and being a part of Toyota, as a racer!"
"I bought a house this year! Pinag-ipunan ko talaga, and I really worked hard for it."
"Siguro yung magkaroon ng sariling business. I'm now investing [in] Renegade, it's about to launch this September 27."
"Being able to embrace [who I am], and being able to prioritize my mental and physical health before anything else. I think it's really about self-love, that's what I'm really proud of!"
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