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SAVING LIVES – Highspeed, in no particular order or preference, cites showbiz stars and other celebrities who made a mark in 2016.
Let’s start with Joey Santos of Obagi Philippines, who gives topnotch services to clinic clients who want to look and feel better.
Joey sent this “Yuletide Season” card by Romeo Gutierrez. It reads: “Your purchase of this card benefits L.I.F.E. (Leukemia Indigents Fund Endowment), a charitable organization dedicated to save lives of poor children with leukemia by way of sustained medical treatment.”
DINGDONG DANTES and Marian Rivera for being an ideal couple, parents to adorable Zia.
Same can be said of Dra. Vicki Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho, parents to cute Scarlet Snow. Ditto Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, parents to three lovely kids.
And of course Paul Soriano and Toni Gonzaga, new parents to Seve.
MORE & MORE – Here are more & more “shining names.”
Malou Choa-Fagar of TAPE for being a friend to all – almost all anyway. Tony Tuviera, the man behind the longest-running noontime show, “Eat Bulaga.”
Coco Martin, the unchallenged and undisputed primetime king. Thanks to “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”
Julius Babao (ABS-CBN) and Vicky Morales (GMA), the faces of public service on television. Special mention to Tina Monzon-Palma and Mel Tiangco, “Kapamilya” and “Kapuso,” respectively.
Arnell Ignacio, Liza Diño, Aiza Seguerra, Cesar Montano for their positions in the Duterte government.
Partners Perci Intalan and Jun Lana for coming up with fine films, the latest being “Die Beautiful,” an entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival and topbilled by Paolo Ballesteros, the make-up “magician.”
Regal producer Mother Lily Monteverde, but the lady deserves an entire column. Which Highspeed will do one of these days.
Aljur Abrenica for his fine acting in “Hermano Puli.”
Alden Richards for being a role model to all young people.
Martin Nievera and Ogie Alcasid, truly kind and generous. The easiest artists to talk to and deal with.
Matteo Guidicelli and Sarah Geronimo. What an ideal pair!
(More “shining names” in future column).