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“Muntik na kong umuwi” Rhea Santos admits having a hard time starting a new life in Canada

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On July, 40-year-old former news anchor Rhea Santos bids goodbye to GMA Network’s News and Public Affars division after a decade of service as her family will migrate to Vancouver, Canada. She will be pursuing an advanced study in digital journalism.

A Glimpse of her career in the Philippines

In 2000, Rhea started her career as a segment producer and host for Unang Hirit. Her career rose quickly through the ranks and become the lead female anchor for its Unang Balita segment. Since then, she has been delivering news in the morning hours. It is no doubt that she became the most successful, female morning show anchor in Philippine television history.

 

In 2019, she worked closely with GMA News’ very own Mel Tiangco and then-channel 11’s flagship evening newscast News On Q where she teamed up with Ivan Mayrina.

She hosted Pinoy Abroad, Women’s Desk, I-Witness and At Your Service wherein she became the recipient of a Gold Camera award at the 2005 US International Film and Video Festival.

In 2011, she become the host of the top-rating weekly profile program-Tunay Na Buhay.

Rhea as a Vlogger

Two months after migrating, although she’s away from her Kapuso family, she still mentions them on her Instagram posts.

Also, she opened herself back to her fans in the Philippines as she started her own Vlog Channel to let them be updated her life in Canada and she also misses appearing in front of the camera.

On her Vlog teaser, she admitted that it is not easy to move to a different country and start a new life.

“Everything happened in God’s perfect timing. It wasn’t all smooth. There were also hurdles along the way. Muntik pa ko umuwi,” she said.

“Because of the challenges, it made the journey sweeter. Kwento ko na lang next time I’m starting a vlog and I’ve been working on it,” she added.

Rhea Goes Back to School

Rhea has been very much active on her Instagram posts and constanting updating her followers.

She is back to school at the age of 40 and she was very excited for her first day of school as per her Instagram post.

She is currently studying at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and taking up Broadcast and Online Journalism.

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