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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 8, 2012

Stars With Similar Names Can Be Confusing For Readers

MANY STARS currently have the same name so when you read them in headlines without mentioning their family names, it can be quite confusing. Examples are Kris Aquino and Kris Bernal (add to that Kris Martin), Bea Alonzo and Bea Binene, Kim Chiu and Kim Komatsu (also Kim Atienza).

This also goes for celebrities named Paolo: Paolo Bediones, Paolo Contis, Paolo Ballesteros, Paolo Serrano. It’s good Paulo Avelino uses U and not another O. Then there’s Richard: Richard Gutierrez, Richard Quan, Richard Merk, Richard Poon.

Maybe editors should put the initial of their family names when writing headlines so that readers won’t be misled.