All Stars Aligned: The Meteoric Rise of DonBelle

A new breed of love team is making waves in Philippine show business. Kapamilya stars Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano, collectively known as “DonBelle,” have amassed a huge fan base since 2021. Their palpable chemistry consistently evokes enthusiastic cheers and screams from their devoted followers in every project and even during public appearances.

DonBelle is being groomed as the new set of superstars in the Kapamilya network, and this is evident in the projects they have done together – from the massive success of their iWantTFC original series “He’s Into Her” in 2021 to the blockbuster films “Love is Color Blind” (2021) and “An Inconvenient Love” (2022).

Now, they are headlining their first-ever primetime series, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” under Star Creatives and directed by Mae Cruz Alviar. - Len Armea

(Photos courtesy of ABS-CBN)

Read the full article in the December 2023 issue of the Filipino-Japanese Journal, out now in Japan.