Our first F reunion



Tomorrow is going to be epic! For the first time ever, the four F girls will be together! Cher Calvin, Angel Aquino, Amanda Griffin and me. We’ve never been together. In 2003, Cher left for the US at the same time I had just given birth to my first daughter. We had a 2-month period of having guest-F girls until we found the perfect one in Amanda. So the four of us have never actually been together in a show and in real life. Tomorrow is going to be the first!

This is something that just happened organically. Last January, Cher told me she was coming to town. Her exact words, “Reunion?” So then I asked Amanda if she could fly in this time (she lives overseas with her husband and adorable son). We didn’t have the resources to produce our own reunion show. But we basically just wanted to celebrate life and be together. So I figured, why not get a photographer and have our photos done. I secured a booking with photographer and makeup artist two months ago. A few days ago, they backed out on me – apparently they were double booked or had a better offer.

I wasn’t going to let everything fall apart. Within minutes, I made some calls. And now our reunion is going to be a beautiful private celebration. We start the day with a live appearance at Mornings @ANC at 9:30am. Please tune in to the show as it will be the only time we’re making an appearance. I have to thank these luxury brands for supporting the F reunion – Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Jewelmer, MAC makeup. And a big thanks to stylist Millet Arzaga and photographer Jake Versoza.

Tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day of friendship, fashion, food, fun and all things F!


F pictorial at the MRT station, 2000
This was a classic – MRT in the early 2000’s


Back stage
This was the reunion campaign Angel, Cher and I did for a beauty brand.


We used to be so silly
I remember doing this at Enchanted Kingdom and laughing our heads off after every pose. Angel’s daughter Iana was with us. Now she’s in college.


F did a Survivor episode in Palawan
This was one of the most unforgettable experiences. We did a real “survivor” episode before any local show did such immersion programs. We had to go fishing, or else, no lunch.


by Xander Angeles
We shot this in Punta Fuego – Angel, me and Amanda.


F girls in Baguio
One of our trips to Baguio.


My favourite F trip — that one week we spent in Mactan Shangri-la. It was so relaxing. These were my carefree “me” days. Now, I can’t go anywhere for that long.


The same Cebu trip. Can I just say that I want my tan back? These were my beach bum days. I used to go scuba-diving every weekend!


the F girls
This was at a Studio 23 event in Baywalk.


Angel and me
Angel and me at a Studio 23 shoot.


India episode, F
I’m sure the girls will get a good laugh out of this photo. We did an all-India episode minus the traveling part. So we shot at a local Indian temple. But our researchers lost some details. The designer (I think it was Michele Sison) created ethnic-inspired outfits. The temple leaders were aghast at the lack of covering – bare arms, bare back, exposed shoulders. So the temple ladies came to us and covered us up with their shawls. Lesson learned.


Our first major cover.


Please watch Mornings @ANC tomorrow March 28, 2012 at 9:30am – all F girls together again.



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  • Athena

    Great!  I’d love to see you all again in a show.  I really miss F episodes.

  • G.V.

    Wow!! Good to know that you will have a reunion. I love watching F noon. And that’s when I started to admire you as a host. 🙂 Have fun sa reunion!

  • Abby_jose

    i bet itwill be fun…thanks ms daphne for making it possible…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1147310024 Zander Masing

    you’re   all  Beautiful…..filipina beauties,luv it!

  • http://twitter.com/jelmin Jel?[TEAM????]

    i still remember late Saturday nights as a high school student ogling at you three on TV reciting your opening line in time with the show “I’m Cher, I’m Angel and I’m Daphne. Welcome to F!”. too bad when the neon green couch went up for bidding, I was still a student w/ no budget 🙁 ah, all part of happy memories, now~ =)

  • http://twitter.com/novlyf teewS M.

    awww the “F chair” … asan na kaya yang sofa na yan?

  • Blue_man015

    hope abs-cbn will have a coverage on your reunion like what happened in 2010…F is  the first lifestyle magazine in the Philippines. For me, they are the charlie’s angel of fashion. congrats in advance in your first reunion

  • parpol

    i miss F!

  • rollet untalan

    oh I remember “F” days – I never missed a show! Glad to know you guys will have a reunion. It will be a blast! 

  • Rrosaline Bandola

    i used to watch your shows, F and UZ, i missed them now…hope to have another shows like these with you girls in the future…

  • http://thekaloka.com/ kaloka

    Exciting! I’ll catch it on TFC…


  • Dianerecinto

    Wow, this is nice! Nostalgic for me as well because I was just in HS then but I was staying late to catch F. And I remember Amanda’s first exposure in candy magazine. I am inspired to see what the 4 of you turned out to be now. Hello and more power! 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vanessa-Claire-Co-Espinosa/1632976957 Vanessa Claire Co Espinosa

    F girls were still beautiful as before!! hope that abs would bring back those kind of shows to tv. 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/omar.palero Omar Palero

    Wow, I need to see this!  Me and my BFF’s would pretend to be the F girls everytime we’re in a restaurant giving spoon rating… and were all male….

  • http://twitter.com/incubusbaby Myleen Castro

    ikaw na ang chicang mangingisda, daphne!

  • http://twitter.com/anelec18 celena martinez

    Hi Daphne! I am a friend of Angel and Debbie and you’re right, we’re now having a good laugh as they relive stories about the photos you posted, especially about that “Indian” episode. Haha!  

  • Tintin

    Excited to see all of you again! will definitely watch and make sure that my house chores are done before 9:30am.

  • denise

    omg, i hope to see it online! I dont have TFC here… I’m such a huge F fan since college days and an avid follower of your blog. I hope you’ll post “behind the scenes” 🙂

    More power!


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Raprap-Lapat-Andrada/100000068071791 Raprap Lapat Andrada

    i promise i will not oversleep. I was such a huge fan and an avid viewer of F, 1999-2006, abs-cbn – studion 23. sooo excited.

  • Aira Uy

    Yesss!! Finally! I was a F fan as i try to watch it every saturday before( or after.. Hehe) sports unlimited. F started with all these lifestyle shows. Sayang nga lang i wont be able to watch it tomorrow, but hopefully a link will be available. Iam very excited for it

  • Aldiefajardo

    nice to hear that. Hope they give you one season episode for an F Reunion. More power 😉

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000088901592 Nicole Atienza

    congrats girls.. still looking fabulous and young. Nothing can beat the original  ^^,

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002247077132 Antonio Sevilla

    When I hear that, I remember ‘F’ 🙂

    F = Forever 🙂

  • http://twitter.com/maelavillaraza Maela P Villaraza

    Does ANC have a livestreaming?? I’m a big “F” fan when I was in highschool…

  • http://lorraelena.tumblr.com/ Lorra Elena

    I remember watching F back when I was in high school. Now it’s a few years after my college graduation and reading this post brings back a lot of memories. This show was really one of those that helped shape the kind of woman I wanted to be. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    One of my favorite F episodes was when Cher reviewed this spa / slimming treatment. They wrapped her arms in this clothlike thing and they placed like a vibrating apparatus on it. She was obviously tickly and kept on laughing! She had the best laugh ever. Natural / fun moments like that was what drew me to F!

  • http://twitter.com/tinclem cristina

    wow! I luv this show!  it will be great see u all again in one show! 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/joyellaine.flestado Joy Ellaine Flestado

    i love F…it’s been a part of my high school and college life…i remember a lot of things that were featured on the show and it helps me a lot until now…

  • http://twitter.com/allaboutlani lani dlc

    Excited for the F girls reunion! Sana kasama din yung “sofa” 😛

  • http://verabear.net Vera

    I loved watching F! Looking forward to your posts after the reunion 🙂

  • Sisin_maricris

    Awwww am an avid fan of F during my hs years, I always watch the show even though the time slot is super late and now that am working already I still love and admire the original F girls : ) forever fan! : ) Am glad that you will have a reunion I am soooooo excited! : ) looking forward tomorrow! : ) weeee!

  • Juliannegorgeous

    awww.. thats exciting..!  Beautiful F girls !

  • http://twitter.com/lloorreelliiee Lorelie

    Daphne, there is no way I can watch ANC! But I’m dying to watch F reunion! Can you post a webisode here! Pls!

  • Somaref908

    i’m going to miss it…i’ll be working

  • Crushedice13

    excited to see the F girls reunited – again! woot!!! 🙂

  • http://twitter.com/antz Anthony

    excited… but please let us know the replay schedule..

  • http://www.facebook.com/owenmaddela Owen C. Maddela

    I saved my copy of People Asia.

    I feel sad that your reunion in 2009 was shadowed by Ondoy. Hoping for another F collab soon minus the force majeure. 🙂

  • http://thriftingadventures.wordpress.com/ Psyche

    I loved F! 🙂 I’m glad you’ll have a reunion. Hope you’ll share some photos, if you and the other F girls don’t mind. 

  • http://bugsinthebrain.blogspot.com/ Roxanne Salas

    I used to watch it. My mother liked the show a lot.

  • kit

    First photo=bagets na bagets, Miss Daphne. :))

  • Minerva P. Bernardo

    I love “F” I grew up watching the show. Glad to see you all together again. 

  • aimee

    sana may replay ung Mornings@ANC kasi d ko nawatch coz I have to go to work 🙁

  • http://www.tagofabic.com/ Tago Fabic

    WOW! Exciting! I loved your show! 😀

  • Gladys Santiago

    Will there be a replay? Too bad I didn’t get to catch it. 🙁

  • Syril Tañala

    I have my supervisor to thank for giving me an off duty today. I couldn’t pass up from watching your appearance on Mornings @ ANC. I was able to watch it and I remember the F days! Here’s a link I got from youtube 

  • McRICH

    wow f!!  i saw you all before in Glorietta and you are all MORE beautiful in person 🙂

  • U8mypinkcookies

    i wish they’d bring back the original F show 🙂