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Maricar Reyes sidelines medical career

What does a model with a major in biology at Ateneo, and graduated at the UST Medical School do these days?

She bakes choco-liquor cakes.

Maricar Reyes-Poon can make lots of money practicing medicine but she chooses to be in show business and focus on her new passion –baking. And she has a unique item. I’s called choco-liquor cakes. Among the fans of her cakes counting is Kris Aquino.

“I think most people expected Maricar to end up as a full-time doctor. But she ended up as a versatile character-actress.  Similarly, most people also expected me to end up as a chef in our family restaurant. But I ended up in music,” Richard Poon, Maricar’s husband says amusingly.

Maricar Reyes-Poon

Maricar admits, “Ever since our choco-liquor cakes were featured on TV, the orders came pouring in. They say our cakes taste very different from the rest because of the liquor component.”

As Maricar defies expectations of her being a doctor, Richard also continues to go against popular music trends by launching his seventh studio album The Crooner Sings Burt Bacharach.

The new album has 12 of Bacharach’s most popular hits among Filipinos, like. “What The World Needs Now (Is Love Sweet Love),” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “Close To You,” “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head,” “Always Something There to Remind Me”, and “Walk on By”.

Richard shares, “My favorite Bacharach original is ‘Arthur’s Theme’ (If you get caught between the moon and New York City…)”

It seems Team Poon is going against the flow of popular expectations. Richard setting aside his chef history to go “Sinatra”-crooning, and wife Maricar also setting aside her doctor duties to go baking her choco-liquor cakes. 

So far, success has been giving them both good company, even in the road less traveled.

You can order Maricar’s Choco-Liquor cakes at 0917-8648282. 


‘To The Top’ finale tonight

Tonight we will have a new boyband.  GMA’s newest boy band will be announced in To The Top airing its finale. 

Cholo dela Cruz, Mico C., Miko M

The final showdown features special guest judges Gerphil Flores and Jim Paredes who are to join main judge Ryan Cayabyab and the GMA Artist Center in selecting from the top 10 remaining contestants the five artists who will make up GMA’s newest boy band. 

Bryan Olano, Joshua Jacobe, Martin De Vera

At stake is P1 million and a three-year management contract with GMA for the winning group. 

In this quest for victory, who among Lance Busa, Bryan Olano, Adrian Pascual, Mico Cruz, Edric Ulang, Miko Manguba, Louie Pedroso, Joshua Jacobe, Martin De Vera, and Cholo De La Cruz will succeed?

Adrian Pascual, Edric Ulang, Louie Pedroso, Lance Busa

Find in To The Top after Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho tonight only on GMA 7.


La Union’s best in ‘Ang Pinaka’

Ang Pinaka continues its series of mouth-watering food trips as host Rovilson Fernandez and field correspondents Boobay Balbuena and Maey Bautista take viewers to a grand tour of the different home-grown restaurants around the surfing capital of Northern Luzon, La Union.

Join all three as they discover the richness and beauty of the Philippines by exploring the different food destinations that the country has to offer.

Find out the top 10 “Ang Pinaka: Yummy in La Union” today in Ang Pinaka at 6:30 PM on GMA News TV.

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