MODEL MOMS – They may not be the best wives, but let it be said that they are model moms. Think Vilma Santos, Sharon Cuneta, Maricel Soriano, Snooky Serna, Dina Bonnevie, Coney Reyes, Lotlot de Leon, Tina Paner, Pops Fernandez, Aster Amoyo, Karla Estrada.
Nora Aunor confesses that at times, “nagkukulang ako bilang ina.”
But then judging from her children, Ian, Lotlot, and Matet de Leon, she must have done something good.
Add “Manila Bulletin” columnist Crispina Martinez Belen to the list of model moms, so honored last May 15 by the 2016 Model Mom Philippines, as reported by Highspeed contributor Mel Caparas. Cris is loving mother to Walden and Lester.
MORE & MORE – The other recipients of 2016 Model Mom Philippines:
Desiree Verdadero Abesamis, Joyce Ann Burton Titular, Alma Concepcion, Daisy Reyes, Babylyn Decena Newfield, Ina Alegre, Raquel Montesa, Malu Barry, Patricia Javier, Rhea Santos, Liz Alindogan, Kai Palomares, Grace Ibuna, Mary Ann Gonzales, Rai Atienza, Susie Wong, Lovely Abella, Apple Marie Agolong, Vivian Yano, Gloria Quaresma, Derlyn Maceda, Jedd Tan, Mylin Gilbuerza, Jamby Caldo, Imelda Pechera, Gemmalin Hong Chua, Flor Torres Sabino, Monaliza Galang, Ina Zara, Jessie Maloles, Dorsula Ito, Girlie Contreras.
DARLING OF THE PRESS – Three Miss Earth 2016 contestants were named Darlings of the Press at the recent media presentation: Kiara Giel Gregorio (Filipino community of London), Liza Cacho (of Anda, Pangasinan), and Imelda Schwieghrat (of Puerto Princesa).
Coronation night is on June 11 at the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit Cavite, to be aired June 12 on ABS-CBN.
SPEEDY NOTES – Joko Diaz just graduated from a Batangas college. He is with the office of Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos, incoming Lipa congresswoman. Ate Vi urged Joko to finish college, saying “May mga plano ako sa ’yo”… Bob Soler, the original Captain Barbell, is retiring in the Philippines. He resided in the US for decades… Kiko Estrada plans to finish diplomatic studies at St. Benilde. Please do!… Princess Punzalan is a nurse in a Sta. Monica, California hospital.