Gary Valenciano - updates

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Gary Valenciano to hold pre-Father's Day concert

Jun 16, 2020 - 5:27 PM

The concert 'Faith, Hope, Love' will raise funds for the benefit of ABS-CBN's Pangtawid ng Pag-Ibig

Gary Valenciano to hold 2-day Facebook Live concert

Apr 17, 2020 - 11:44 AM

'Hopeful' is scheduled this weekend!

WATCH: Gary Valenciano's shares live version of 'Take Me Out of the Dark' amid coronavirus uncertainty

Mar 13, 2020 - 6:19 PM

'In the midst of the fear, anxiety, and uncertainty that surrounds us all, perhaps all this can serve as a way of drawing us to Him,' he says

GARY VALENCIANO. The singer shares a live version of his song 'Take Me Out of the Dark' as people face anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic. Screenshot from

Gary Valenciano says he's now cancer-free

Jul 05, 2019 - 1:58 PM

'I am cancer free. God is good,' Gary V shares on Instagram, a year after his diagnosis

Gary Valenciano: PDEA's call to ban 'Amatz' may set limits on free expression

May 27, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'Once you start limiting what people can say in a song, what’s to stop anybody from limiting (how they) express themselves in other ways,' Valenciano says

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Gary Valenciano 'saddened' by Jimmy Bondoc's tirade against ABS-CBN

May 26, 2019 - 4:02 PM

'That doesn't seem like the Jimmy I once knew'

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Gary Valenciano’s mother Grimilda Ortiz dies at 84

Apr 20, 2019 - 12:43 PM

Gary V remembers on Instagram happy times with his mother

MOTHER AND SON. Gary Valenciano and Grimilda Ortiz sing together on stage in 2008. Screenshot from

What you need to know about the new 'ASAP Natin 'To!'

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:18 AM

The noontime Sunday variety show is getting a new name and program makeover

Gary V back in concert after health scare

Oct 11, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Proceeds of the concert will go to a fund for retired Xavier School teachers and underprivileged Xavier School scholars

HE'S BACK ON STAGE. Gary V stages a benefit concert following a mid-2018 health scare. Image courtesy of Chuck Gomez

Gary Valenciano returns to 'Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids'

Jul 28, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Gary appears on the July 28 episode of the show after a two-month rest

HOAX: Gary Valenciano ‘dead’

Jul 13, 2018 - 12:17 PM

The actor said on July 6 that he is now cleared of cancer

Gary Valenciano: I'm cleared of cancer

Jul 07, 2018 - 11:48 AM

(UPDATED) 'Mr Pure Energy' says he's cleared of cancer amid concern from both fans and fellow celebrities

After heart bypass surgery, Gary Valenciano also had cancer scare

Jul 06, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The singer tells Korina Sanchez he also had kidney cancer

Duterte skips barangay elections, Defector on North Korea, Gary V discharged from hospital | Evening wRap

May 14, 2018 - 7:51 PM

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Gary Valenciano discharged after heart surgery

May 14, 2018 - 10:43 AM

'Time to press the reset button... Just need time to recuperate quite a bit'

TIME TO GET BETTER. Mr. Pure Energy is recovering and doing well. Screenshot from Gary Valenciano's Instagram account

LOOK: Sharon Cuneta visits Gary Valenciano after his heart bypass operation

May 09, 2018 - 3:06 PM

'I am happy to let you know that God really pulled him through this delicate heart issue with favor and grace,' Sharon says of Gary V's condition

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May 08, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

WATCH: Gary Valenciano getting better after heart surgery

May 08, 2018 - 2:42 PM

'To all who have prayed for me I thank you from the bottom of this new heart of mine,' Gary writes

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 7, 2018

May 07, 2018 - 11:38 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday

PROHIBITED. Campaign posters are banned from certain public places as the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections' campaign period begins. Rappler photo

Robredo on West Philippine Sea, Cirilo Bautista dies, North Korea on U.S. | Midday wRap

May 07, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Gary Valenciano recuperating after bypass heart surgery

May 07, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Gary says he found out about his heart condition while dancing with son Gab

Gary V celebrates 35th anniversary by giving back

Feb 25, 2018 - 10:00 PM

'Love In Motion' marks the singer's 35th anniversary in the business

A quick guide to Valentine's concerts in 2018

Feb 04, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Gary Valenciano, JaDine, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez and more are set to serenade lovers out there

WATCH: Gary V, Sarah G's catchy, heartwarming anniversary song for Jollibee

Jan 11, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The two pop superstars team up for Jollibee's 40th anniversary

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Gary V returns!

May 09, 2017 - 7:47 PM

Mr Pure Energy is coming back to Rappler Live Jam

FULL RECAP: 'Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids' grand showdown

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:27 PM

The judges perform with their kids Awra Briguela is announced the season s winner KathNiel drops by and more – here s what happened during the Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids finale

Awra Briguela wins 'Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids'

Apr 09, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Awra does an impression of Nicki Minaj for the finale

WATCH: Gary V and Jollibee have a dance-off to 'Hataw Na'

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Shake it Jollibee

JOLLIBEE AND GARY V. Jollibee and Mr Pure Energy Gary Valenciano dance to 'Hataw Na.' Screengrab from YouTube

LOOK: 'Dancing Queen' Dayanara Torres makes grand 'ASAP' return

Feb 05, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Check out the photos from the special occasion and see what friends like Gary V have to say about Dayanara s return

IN PHOTOS: The 2016 MVP Bossing Awards

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:52 PM

Last November 23 PLDT SME Nation recognized 8 outstanding Filipino entrepreneurs for their achievements in driving their businesses towards inclusive growth See the highlights here

Paolo Valenciano, Samantha Godinez-Valenciano welcome baby girl

Nov 02, 2016 - 2:33 PM

Nataleia Martine is the first child for the couple

Stars offer prayers after Davao explosion

Sep 03, 2016 - 2:06 PM

Vice Ganda apl de ap Gary Valenciano and many more speak up after an explosion in Davao kills at least 14 people

#PRAYFORDAVAO. Robin Padilla, Bea Alonzo,, and Josh Duhamel are some of the stars who spoke up about the Davao explosion on social media. File photos by Rob Reyes/Alecs Ongcal/Rappler, Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Dave Mangels/Getty Images North America/AFP

Gary V concert celebrates 33 years in showbiz – and is a reflection of his career

Aug 04, 2016 - 7:41 PM

I m presenting the best of what these artists can be and what I m presenting is probably just a piece of the pie because they re so talented Gary says of the new breed of talent he has brought in for his show

WATCH: Gary Valenciano shares 3 most embarrassing concert moments

Jul 14, 2016 - 6:53 PM

As Gary V celebrates 33 years in the industry what were some of the not so glorious moments? Mr Pure Energy takes a look back at his most memorable onstage bloopers

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Gary V

Jul 11, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Thirty three years in the business and Gary V is still not slowing down Mr Pure Energy drops by Rappler for a Live Jam set Watch

Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

Paolo Valenciano, wife Samantha Godinez expecting baby girl

Jun 20, 2016 - 3:38 PM

The couple called their baby a princess on Instagram revealing that the coming grandchild of musician Gary Valenciano is a girl

#BAEVEE. Paolo Valenciano and his wife Samantha Godinez-Valenciano are expecting a baby girl. Screengrab from Instagram/paolovalenciano

IN PHOTOS: Stars at Mar Roxas' miting de avance

May 07, 2016 - 8:44 PM

UPDATED Kathryn Bernardo Daniel Padilla Gary Valenciano and more take the stage at Mar Roxas miting de avance

STARS SUPPORT ROXAS. Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, and Gary Valenciano are among the stars at Mar Roxas' miting de avance on may 7. Photos by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Gary Valenciano reacts to criticism against son Gab

Dec 14, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Isang mensahe ko sa sino mang mananalo sa susunod na eleksyon isipin nyo ang pamilyang Pilipino Gary says

Gab Valenciano speaks up on Duterte, responds to bashers

Dec 09, 2015 - 10:16 PM

I am for no one says Gab on the 2016 presidential elections

GAB VALENCIANO. The musician voices out his opinion on presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte. Screengrab from Instagram/gabvalenciano

IN PHOTOS: PH stars perform at APEC 2015 dinner

Nov 18, 2015 - 11:27 PM

Charice El Gamma Penumbra Gary V Martin Nievera Jessica Sanchez Apl de ap Cecile Licad and many more perform for the economic leaders at the APEC 2015 dinner

Screengrab from Instagram/supercharice

Gary Valenciano speaks up on son Gab's Facebook post

Sep 30, 2015 - 3:56 PM

As his father there are things that I could have done para maiwasan iyon Gary shares

How Gab Valenciano dealt with depression

Sep 15, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Before I left for the States I was drowning in an industry I was never really accepted in and masking it by going out almost every night and making the worst decisions in life Gab Valenciano writes in a Facebook post

Singer Rhap Salazar explains controversial tweets on lip-syncing celebrities

Jul 16, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Stars like Lea Salonga Boy Abunda Anne Curtis Gary Valenciano and more also weigh in

Daniel Padilla on Enrique Gil: There's no competition

Jun 08, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Daniel also reacts to sister Carmela being paired up with Bimby Yap

IN PHOTOS: Scenes from 'Your Face Sounds Familiar' grand finale

Jun 08, 2015 - 1:18 AM

See the highlights from the performances of the 8 celebrity contestants

FULL RECAP: 'Your Face Sounds Familiar' Grand Showdown

Jun 07, 2015 - 11:36 PM

All the details leading up to the big win

RECAP: 'Your Face Sounds Familiar' finals night part 1

Jun 07, 2015 - 2:35 PM

The Final 4 showcase their respective icons Let s take a look at each performance

James Reid and Nadine Lustre: We’re just friends

May 04, 2015 - 9:53 PM

‘We’re together everyday…nag dedevelop kami as friends ’ James says of Nadine

File photos by Mark Cristino (Nadine)/Alexa Villano (James)/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Celebrity guests at Gab Valenciano, Tricia Centenera wedding

Mar 27, 2015 - 8:33 PM

Jericho Rosales Kim Jones and AJ Rafael are among the celebrity guests

CONGRATULATIONS, GAB! 'It's Showtime' host Eric Tai, actor Jericho Rosales, and YouTube star AJ Rafael were among those present at the wedding. Screengrab from Instagram/@rjdelafuente

Gab Valenciano and Tricia Centenera get married in Tagaytay

Mar 27, 2015 - 5:53 PM

The couple will have another wedding in Boracay