Saab Magalona - updates

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Get ready with work-from-home and podcast mom, Saab Magalona-Bacarro

May 26, 2020 - 4:28 PM

This mom needs to prepare to face her podkids and real babies

Jim Bacarro and Saab Magalona hold fundraiser for #FeedPHBabies

Apr 16, 2020 - 1:29 PM

The Cheats musicians are performing to raise funds for baby-friendly relief goods

JIM BACARRO AND SAAB MAGALONA. The musician couple hold an online gig to raise funds for Filipino babies affected by the enhanced community quarantine. File photo by Iya Forbes/Rappler

LOOK: Saab Magalona, Jim Bacarro throw Beatles-inspired party for Pancho and Vito

Feb 08, 2020 - 9:03 PM

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has never looked this cute

THE FAB FOUR. Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro throw a Beatles-inspired party for their sons Pancho and Vito. Screenshots from

'Like a superhero, Pancho fought': Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro share firstborn's 'origin story'

Jan 30, 2020 - 1:04 PM

'We are happy – honored, in fact – to be on this superhero's timeline,' Saab says

MIRACLE BOY. Pancho with parents Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro in December 2018. File photo by Iya Forbes/Rappler

Francis Magalona's family pays tribute to late rapper on his 55th birthday

Oct 06, 2019 - 11:15 AM

The rapper died on March 6, 2009

Saab Magalona, Jim Bacarro welcome new baby Vito

Sep 17, 2019 - 9:13 AM

Hello there, Vito burrito!

HELLO, VITO! The Magalona-Bacarro household is one baby bigger. Photo from Saab's account

Celebrities cry out against Antonio Sanchez's possible early release

Aug 23, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Several celebrities take to social media to express dismay over the possibility, and recall how they saw the face of evil in former mayor Antonio Sanchez

OUTCRY. Bianca Gonzalez, Angel Locsin, and Bituin Escalante are among the celebrities who cried out against the possible early release of convicted rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez. Rappler file photos

The big barrette comeback and the 90s resurgence

Jul 10, 2019 - 12:49 PM

Have you been rocking this trend?

LOOK: Celebrities react to partial, unofficial 2019 elections results

May 15, 2019 - 8:30 AM

What did your favorite celebrities have to say after the 2019 elections?

PH celebs lend star power to 2019 election hopefuls

May 10, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Saab Magalona, Chito Miranda, Angel Locsin, and Vice Ganda share their senatorial bets

STAR POWER. Angel Locsin, Chito Miranda, and Saab Magalona are among the celebrities that revealed their senatorial bets. File photos by Leanne Jazul/ Rob Reyes/ Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

Saab Magalona is pregnant

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:46 PM

It's going to be Kuya Pancho Burrito from now on

CONGRATS, BACARROS. Pancho is going to be a kuya! Image from Saab's Instagram

IN PHOTOS: Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro’s son turns 1

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:14 PM

Happy Birthday Pancho!

FIRST BIRTHDAY. Pancho Bacarro turns 1. Screenshot from

Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro's Christmas: A home theater, a benefit gig, and Pancho

Nov 22, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The musicians share their favorite Christmas memories, the best and worst gifts they received, and their one Christmas wish

CHRISTMAS PEOPLE. Jim Bacarro, Saab Magalona, and their son Pancho celebrate their first Christmas together. Photo by Iya Forbes/Rappler

Saab Magalona, Jim Bacarro start fund in memory of daughter Luna

May 19, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The musician couple also launch a project with the Kythe Foundation

SAAB AND JIM. The couple honors their baby girl, Luna. Screenshot from

These stars are celebrating their first Mother’s Day

May 12, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Extend your Mother’s Day 2018 greetings to these new moms!

MOTHERS DEAR. These celebrities are celebrating their first Mother's Day as moms. Screenshots from,, and

Surgery a success for Saab Magalona’s son

May 12, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Pancho underwent surgery on May 11

RECOVERY MODE. Saab Magalona's son Pancho has a successful surgery to remove his Ommaya Reservoir. Screenshot from

Jim Bacarro writes about being a father

May 09, 2018 - 11:15 AM

On Instagram, the Cheats musician opens up about the trials he and wife Saab Magalona had to endure as they became parents

NEW FATHER. Jim holds his son Pancho. Screenshot from

Saab Magalona thankful for 'beautiful miracle boy'

Apr 08, 2018 - 5:31 PM

'Praise God for listening to our prayers. Love to his guardian angel Luna. Thanks to them, we get to keep our beautiful miracle boy,' Saab says

LOOK: Saab Magalona introduces son on social media

Mar 31, 2018 - 8:41 PM

(UPDATED) The Cheats vocalist shares photos of her baby boy with a caption revealing his name

SAAB MAGALONA. The new mom shares a photo of her son. Screenshot from

Saab Magalona donates breast milk to the Human Milk Bank

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Saab and husband Jim lost one of their twins in February

SAAB MAGALONA. The Cheats vocalist donates her breast milk. Screenshot from

Saab Magalona says newborn son recovering

Mar 07, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Saab clarifies her son is not in critical condition

Maxene Magalona shows support for 'heartbroken' sister Saab

Mar 07, 2018 - 8:00 AM

In an Instagram post, Maxene sends love to her sister, who lost her baby daughter in February

SISTERLY LOVE. Maxene Magalona shares a photo with sister Saab, brother-in-law Jim Bacarro, and husband Rob Manaquil on her wedding day. Screenshot from

Saab Magalona loses baby girl

Mar 06, 2018 - 1:02 PM

The actress opens up about the loss in a blog post

SAAB MAGALONA AND JIM BACARRO. The couple, pictured here at their 2015 wedding, lost their first daughter in February. Screenshot from

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Cheats returns!

Dec 06, 2017 - 8:08 PM

The indie rock band is returning to Rappler Live Jam!

Saab Magalona is pregnant

Sep 29, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro are expecting their first child together!

SOON-TO-BE PARENTS. Saab Magalona and husband Jim Bacarro are expecting their first child. Screengrab from

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Cheats

Jul 01, 2016 - 5:42 PM

Calling out the animal the animal inside of you Cheats infectious song Accidents goes Watch them put on an electrifying show – live from the Rappler HQ

IN PHOTOS: PH band Cheats rocks Laneway Festival SG 2016

Feb 07, 2016 - 9:48 PM

The Filipino group – fronted by vocalists Jim Bacarro Saab Magalona Bacarro and Candy Gamos – shares the main stage with the likes of Flume CHVRCHES Grimes and The 1975

CONVERSATION: Where will joy take you this year?

Jan 12, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Let s celebrate individual journeys and hear everyone’s take on success inspiration and more


Dec 18, 2015 - 3:46 PM

Saab Magalona makes success look fun and effortless After all whoever said it shouldn’t be that way?

IN PHOTOS: Family, friends remember Francis Magalona on 51st birthday

Oct 04, 2015 - 9:05 PM

The late rapper would have turned 51 years old on October 4

Laneway Festival SG releases 2016 lineup, including PH band Cheats

Sep 22, 2015 - 6:17 PM

Indie rock band Cheats is the first PH act to play for the regional music powerhouse festival The lineup also includes Flume CHVRCHES Beach House and more

Watch: Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro's Baguio wedding video

Jan 28, 2015 - 10:19 PM

Saab says her father Francis Magalona would have been happy to walk her down the aisle and meet Jim

Screengrab from Vimeo

Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro get married in Baguio City

Jan 24, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Photos from the romantic wedding

Saab Magalona attacked at party, speaks out against violence

Jun 04, 2014 - 3:09 PM

Saab said their lawyers are on the case and mom Pia says that Saab has now gone back to her daily routine

Saab said she will not tolerate any violence against women

Saab Magalona engaged to boyfriend Jim Bacarro

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:04 PM

The proposal happened in Japan where the Magalona family witnessed and documented the event

DREAM DESTINATION. Jim Bacaro proposed to girlfriend Saab Magalona in Japan. Screengrab  from Instagram (saabmagalona)

Stars join #MillionPeopleMarch

Aug 26, 2013 - 4:06 PM

Local celebrities join in the Million People March

SCRAP PORK. Celebrities join the fight against corruption. Photo from Bianca Gonzalez' Twitter

Social Media wRap: #SMDay, Minions, 'Pilipinas' to 'Filipinas'

Jul 06, 2013 - 1:23 PM

Here are some of the viral stories that spread on social media from June 29 to July 5 2013

#SMDay 2013 Google Hangout

Jun 30, 2013 - 4:05 PM

Join us on social media day We re looking forward to a meaningful discussion on social media

Photo exhibit raises awareness of climate change impact

Jun 09, 2013 - 1:56 PM

Greenpeace Philippines kickstarts the World Environment Week with the launch of a 10 day photo exhibit

Elmo Magalona joins Francis M in new vid

May 25, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Elmo Magalona joins his father Francis Magalona in a new version of the classic Kaleidoscope World video

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON. Elmo Magalona goes back in time in the newest 'Kaleidoscope World' video. Photo from the Elmo Magalona Facebook Page

Almost Famous: Saab Magalona

Mar 02, 2012 - 6:45 PM

Daughter of rap icon Francis Magalona Saab talks about what it means to be a celebrity