Barbie Forteza turns 18 in a meaningful way
Kapuso teen actress Barbie Forteza, the other half of the popular GMA Pinoy TV’s drama The Half Sisters just celebrated her 18th birthday on July 31st.
“Like every girl, excited ako at the thought of turning 18. Pero puwede bang magwish? Puwede po bang wala nang party?” said this Kapuso teen actress when asked how she would like to celebrate her debut.
Barbie emphasized that instead of spending so much on a grand debut; she would rather use the money for other more meaningful things.
Children have always had a special place in Barbie’s sweet heart, thus, in celebration of her debut, Barbie adopted a room at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) in Diliman, Quezon City. She has been helping the PCMC for the past four years and plans to continue sharing her blessings to the kids in the hospital.
The “Adopt-A-Room” program of the PCMC enables entities or individuals to choose and adopt a private room that they want to renovate and convert into a special private room. Once renovated and occupied, the proceeds of the room will go to “charity rooms.”
Other private institutions and brand giants have already adopted rooms from the PCMC, but Barbie is the first-ever celebrity to participate in this worthy cause.
The renovation for Barbie’s adopted room is currently on-going with the talented young actress actively participating in the process with the help of GMA Artist Center and Architects Jose Ricky Martinez and Richie Ongteco. Her generous sponsors also contributed to making her dreams come true.
Barbie will also be part of the new Sunday noontime show, PinaSaya on GMA Pinoy TV.