Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday actress Barbie Forteza shared her thoughts on why celebs should have a social media presence.
During a media conference, Forteza highlighted that the Filipino entertainment industry has started moving to digital platforms.
“Unti-unti parang ano tayo eh, nagiging digital na lahat ng bagay. Itong media con natin, virtual na, yung huling MMFF via streaming na din. So parang lahat ng tao nasa digital world na,” said Barbie.
Forteza then added that artists and celebrities should follow the digital trend these days to stay relevant and not only rely on TV.
“So para maging relevant ka as an artist, as a celebrity dapat sumabay ka dun, dapat nakikita ka rin nila dun. Hindi lang sa TV,” Barbie added.
Additionally, she cited the benefits of having an active social media presence, such as updating their fans, staying relevant, and gaining other means of revenue amidst the pandemic.
“Yun naman din ang kinaganda. It’s a win-win situation. Kumbaga, I get to stay relevant and updated yung mga supporters namin. At kahit papaano malaking tulong din sya ngayong pandemic, financially,” said Barbie.
Forteza, along with her boyfriend Jak Roberto, has an active social media presence, especially with their YouTube Channel. As of this writing, Forteza has 1.12 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, with her content reaching up to 5.5 million views.
And by January 18, Forteza returns with fresh episodes of Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday alongside Kate Valdez, Migo Adecer, Dina Bonnevie, Snookie Serna, and Jay Manalo. Catch them this January 18, 2020, weeknights on GMA Network.