With Ryan Cayabyab receiving a Ramon Magsaysay award last September 8, the original members of his popular singing group Smokey Mountain—Jeffrey Hidalgo, Tony Lambino, and James Coronel—decided to commemorate the moment by getting together (along with Geneva Cruz via video chat) even if just through a series of photos. The popular ‘90s group was formed by Ryan Cayabyab in 1989 until the third batch of members in 1996. Only Geneva is still actively performing as a singer while Jeffrey is now a director-actor and Tony works for the Department of Finance.
Guess who woke me up and FaceTimed me? 😁 My fellow Smokey Mountaineers, James Coronel, @aglambino, @jepoyhidalgo, and our producer, (Uncle) Judd Berlin!!! 😍 My heart is full! 🥰 Missing y’all so much!!! Reunion na next year!!! ❤️ Congratulations, Tito @myranetorsa on your well-deserved Ramon Magsaysay Award! We are all so proud of you! 👑🙌🏼😘 #smokeymountaingroup #opm #genevacruz #tonylambino #jamescoronel #jeffreyhidalgo