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Niño to set up trust fund for Alonzo

JUST A THOUGHT Fall seven times and stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb

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HALF OF WHAT MY FATHER DID FOR ME: “If i can do half of what my father did for me during my time as a child actor, I’d be very happy,” declared 70s child actor Niño Muhlach.

This was Niño’s reply to a query on how he’s handling the finances of his son, Alonzo, who at age 4 is quickly following in his footsteps.

At the media launch of Bossing hotdog, Alonzo lip-synched a fast song number and danced to its beat. At the end of his performance, the boy reminded his father, “O, I danced na. I can buy a toy later, ha, Papa” he said within hearing distance of everybody.

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TRUST FUND: In his prime, Niño Muhlach acted in a series of movies, TV shows and commercials. He earned tons of money, a large amount of which his father, Alex, a sound businessman, saved for him. A hefty trust fund awaited Niño when he came of age eventually.

Niño said he plans to do the same to Alonzo, a pupil at La Salle Greenhills where he’s a consistent honor student.

Niño says the family avoids teleserye assignments for Alonzo to protect the boy’s studies.

He’s doing two films, however. Wang Fam and The Beauty and the Bestie.

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BEST WISHES: Lydia’s Lechon is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. TV gag show Banana Split is similarly marking its 7th anniversary also in November.

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A FEW QUESTIONS: How long will the AlDub phenomenon last? A sociologist says the fever isn’t about to subside just yet, considering its wide impact in all media, here and abroad.

Who’s afraid of AlDub at the coming Metro Manila Film Festival? Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza as Yaya Dub make their film debut as a couple in “My Bebe Luv,” starring Vic Sotto and Ai Ai de las Alas. (NESTOR CUARTERO)