(Source: Celebrity World by Crispina Martinez-Belen, Manila Bulletin, 28 Sep 99)

Bernard makes family proud

Even before he joined show business as a member of Star Circle Batch 5, Bernard Palanca already had an idea of what showbiz life would be. Because he comes from a family known in the field of beauty and entertainment.

Everything he has to know about life in showbiz was imparted to him by his grandfather, former matinee idol Armando Goyena. "He told me that there is one good thing in showbiz, and that is the fulfillment I’d find in myself and the ‘benefits’ I would get from it. Huwag lang daw lalaki ang ulo ko. He’ll disown me daw if I do." And Bernard is definitely far from being disowned. His whole family supports him and they are proud of his achievements as an actor and commercial model. Bernard has done character acting in the different shows of Channel 2, sings regularly on "ASAP," has made movie ("Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay") under Star Cinema and became part of the mini-series "Nagmamahal Pa Rin Sa ‘Yo."

Now, aside from his upcoming films "Gangsta", also under Star Cinema, and a cameo role in Banner Films’ "Azucena," Bernard is also busy with Bisquit Factory a band he has formed with some of his close friends. "I have always loved music eversince and Bisquit Factory is a dream-come-true for me. The music we play is basically a mixture of alternative and pop. Pero we hope to bring back a more modern Manila sound." People will then get to realize that Bernard doesn’t just act – he plays and sings, too!

There seems to be so much to give credit to this hunky San Miguel Beer man but Bernard doesn’t really think much about all the attention he’s getting. He’s simply happy with the way things are going these days especially now that he is currently cast in the top-rating primetime ABS-CBN show "Labs Ko Si Babe" where he plays the rougish Jobert.

"It’s great to know that I have achieved something – something that not all people my age get to experience – and that I have achieved it through hard work and patience. Now that’s what I call success."