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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

ITH OR WITHOUT – An H that is.
For example with an H is Sarah Geronimo, Pop Princess. Without an H is Sara Duterte, First Daughter and feisty mayor of Davao city.
Also with an H is Sarah Lahbati, actress and sweetheart of Richard Gutierrez, mother to Zion, and Fil-French-Morocan beauty. With an H is activist Leah Navarro, also singer once upon a time. Without an H is Lea Salonga, our very own Broadway star.

PAOLO, PAULO – Paolo as in Paolo Contis (actor), Paolo Duterte (vice mayor of Davao City, elder brother of Sara), Paolo Ballesteros (actor and make-up artist), Paolo Bediones (TV host, by the way, whatever happened to him?).
Paulo as in Paulo Avelino (award winning actor, cast in two upcoming important films, “Larawan” and “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral”). Also Paulo Serrano (sexy actor).

MAMENG ALL – The following Carmens are all nick-named Mameng. As in Rosales (movie queen) and Soriano, Patena, Camacho, Perina (singers all).
But lately, Carmen Soriano (mother of Lloyd Samartino) has been appearing in GMA teledramas.
Now, really, what’s in a name. A rose by any other name will smell just as sweet.

MAKE IT SHORT – Here are short names.
How about Bea Alonzo and Bea Binene? Or Pia Arroyo Magalona and Pia Pilapil?
More short names: Jo San Diego (legendary announcer) and Jo Estrada (Miss Philippines turned-actress, now based in Virginia, USA). Luz Valdez, Kat de Castro, Liz Alindogan, Lui Manansala (sister of the late Ama Quiambao).
Aga Muhlach, Epy Quizon, Mon Confiado, Gil Cuerva (or the late Gil Portes), Boy Abunda (and the other Boys in media Villasanta, De Guia, Romero), Ian Veneracion, Ina Feleo, Ana Capri (or Roces, Abierra), Dan Alvaro, Ace Espinosa, Jon Avila (back in London where he’s a nurse), Ara Mina (and Bb. Pilipinas Ara Arrida), Wil Revillame, Ate Vi, Ate Guy, Kuya Pip, Kuya Bot, Pie Picache, Ogie Diaz, Jack Roberto.

NAMESAKES – Among actors, namesakes are:
Joey de Leon and Joey Marquez, John Regala and John Estrada, Richard Gomez and Richard Quan, Christopher de Leon and Christopher Roxas, Ricky Davao and Ricky Belmonte, Eric Quizon and Erik Santos (with a K though). Gerald Anderson and Gerald Santos, Jake Vargas and Jake Cuenca, Joseph Marco and Joseph Estrada, Gabby Concepcion and Gabby Eigenmann, Ronnie Ricketts and Ronnie Alonte, Patrick Garcia and Patrick Guzman.

Rommel Montano backs brother Cesar as COO of Tourism Promotions Board

Actor Rommel Montano has said that he is happy for his brother Cesar Montano who has been appointed as chief operating officer of the Tourism Promotions Board.

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Singson defends Miss Universe on sharks, fashion flak

Former Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson of Ilocos Sur defended last Wednesday night the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) from critics who claimed that it was unethical for some candidates of the pageant to go swimming with endangered whale sharks (butanding) in Oslob, Cebu City recently.

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Television host Steve Harvey promised to do an “amazing” job when he hosts the next Miss Universe beauty pageant in the Philippines next month.

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Cesar Montano appointed COO of Tourism Promotions Board

“He has been appointed as the head of TPB. The appointment came from the President so we have to follow,” Teo added, in a report by GMA News. “The appointment paper is already there. We just have to induct him, so probably after the 15th.”

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Actor-diver tops photo tilt

Actor-diver Richard Gutierrez topped two categories in the fourth Anilao Underwater Photography Shootout sponsored by the Department of Tourism.

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