The original Encantadia TV series in 2005 wasn’t just a big hit that spawned sequels in 2006 and a reboot in 2016. It also forged deep sisterhood among its main female cast members, known as the Sang’gres.
To this day, or 13 years later, the Sang’gres—then played by Sunshine Dizon (Pirena), Iza Calzado (Amihan), Karylle (Alena), and Diana Zubiri (Danaya)—still get together once in a while for mini-reunions, not just to look back at their good old times on the Encantadia set, but also to update one another about their current status.
One such mini-reunion took place last January. It was Karylle (rightmost), now Mrs. Yael Yuzon, who posted about their gettogether on Instagram, where she wrote: “ALWAYS BETTER TOGETHER… some friendships are formed in the playground or in school but ours was forged in tiny tents, sa putikan, sa harness, sa dressing room, sa puyatan, sa kantahang toothpaste, sa life moments at sa pagmamahalan. #sanggresofmanila.” With Karylle in photo are (L-R) Diana, Iza, and Sunshine. Iza is seen (inset) with the trophy she won as Movie Actress of the Year at the 34th Star Awards for Movies. She was hailed for her performance in the psycho-thriller Bliss, directed by Jerrold Tarog, shown in local theaters in May 2017.