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LOOK: How our favorite celebs are enjoying Holy Week 2023

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Apr 05, 2023 3:32 pm

As the most sacred week of the year has finally rolled in, many of our favorite celebrities are taking this opportunity to go on a little vacation.

Whether it's spending time with those who they hold close to their heart or simply recharging themselves by exploring the breathtaking sceneries in the Philippines, these celebrities are prioritizing self-care in the slow break that the days provide.

Here's a glimpse at what these famous faces are doing during Holy Week 2023:

Maxene Magalona

Maxene Magalona is always an open book when it comes to her self-care activities. This time, she has flown all the way to gorgeous Palawan to meditate and partake in a yoga retreat.

"Yoga retreats are more fun in the Philippines!" she wrote in an Instagram post. "We had the best time just surrendering and going with the natural flow of life all throughout this trip."

During the retreat, Maxene said that she managed to meet some new faces who she quickly became friends with, "I didn’t feel judged nor did I experience any kind of negative energy. In just a few days, I was able to learn and realize so many life lessons which I will definitely take with me as I grow and evolve in this lifetime."

She went on, "This is the beauty of going on yoga retreats—you get to relax, find your center and just allow yourself to be who you truly are. There is absolutely no need to pretend. And as you enjoy and experience the gifts of Mother Nature, you remember that life is simply beautiful."

Bea Soriano-Dee

As Spring has finally sprung in Japan, it only means one thing—its world-famous cherry blossom trees are in full bloom! It's always rejuvinating to bask underneath the pink flowers, which are in full bloom from mid-March to late April and are a symbolism of renewal and optimism.

For Bea Soriano-Dee, co-founder of Sunnies Studios, Holy Week is the perfect time to head to the Land of the Rising Sun. On her Instagram account, she took the time to share some snaps of her and her family being mesmerized by the sight of the country's lush cherry blossom trees at Nakameguro, one of Tokyo's most popular sakura spots, all while enjoying some sweet treats.

Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte

Celebrity couple Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte are also on a romantic getaway in Japan, as seen in their video posted on their respective Instagram accounts. They also shared more snaps about them admiring the urban sights of the country.

Derek Ramsay and Ellen Adarna

With New Zealand being described as one of the most gorgeous countries on earth, Ellen Adarna chose the perfect place to go on a little vacation as well as celebrate her birthday with the love of her life, Derek Ramsay.

However, instead of opting for a romantic candlelit dinner, the celebrity couple instead went on an adrenaline-filled adventure by going on a helicopter ride and drinking in the magnificent sight of the mountains.

"Nothing beats the feeling of creating beautiful memories with family," captioned Derek in one of his Instagram posts, where he could be seen posing with his loved ones including Ellen's son Elias.

Not only that, but Ellen also mustered up the courage to try a canyon swing, which is like a bungy jump, except that you don't bounce back up when you reach the lowest point.

Melai Cantiveros

Melai Cantiveros is also spending her Holy Week vacation by bonding with her nearest and dearest in thr province of Bohol. For the past few days, she has been filling up her Instagram account with photos of her and her two excitable daughters Mela and Stela, as well as their other family members, as they peruse the province for its wonderful attractions.

For instance, they went on a relaxing cruise on Loboc River, one of the major tourist destinations of Bohol.

However, they also didn't forget to take the time to pray to God for all the blessings they have received for the past year, as they could be seen celebrating Palm Sunday and visiting the Mama Mary's Shrine in Lindogon, Simala, Cebu.

Barbie Forteza and Jak Roberto

Now that Barbie Forteza has closed the book on her recently-concluded and highly successful project, Maria Clara at Ibarra, she is having well-deserved break under the sun in Bohol. And who better to accompany her other than her partner, Jak Roberto?

On their Instagram accounts, the celebrity lovebirds flaunted their gorgeous beach bodies as they posed for some pictures, with Barbie wearing a blue floral bikini and Jak showcasing his hard-earned abs.

"My home," Barbie wrote in the caption of her post whereas Jak captioned his with, "My life."