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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.

Dec 31, 2019


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In the romance department, it is now very evident that patience is a virtue, particularly in the case of writer Tanya Winona Bautista who finally became the bride of comedian Vhong Navarro after so many years. She gave him unconditional love and even stood by him when he cheated on her with Deniece Cornejo.

 So, Jessy Mendiola, don’t get tired and just be patient with Luis Manzano. He might still propose to you. Give him 20 more years.

At least, Joyce Pring didn’t have to wait that long as Juancho Trivino proposed to her only after a few months of their going steady and they’re now about to tie up the knot in March, 2020.

Also officially engaged at this point are Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli, Angel Locsin and Neil Arce, Gwen Zamora and cager David Semerad, and singer Jay-R and Mica Javier.

Two actresses proved it’s true that Hope Springs Eternal, after they had failed romances with other guys. Karla Estrada is now on with a younger non-showbiz BF, Jam Ignacio, while Aiko Melendez helped make her BF Jay Khongun win as Zambales vice governor.

It’s obvious that actors who have just called it quits with their girlfriends bounce back more quickly and easily than the girls they left behind. Proof: Derek Ramsay broke up with GF of six years, Joanne Villablanca. Only a couple of months later, he hooked up with GMA “The Better Woman” co-star Andrea Torres.

Mark Herras and Winwyn Marquez broke up after being together for more than two years. Winwyn is still loveless but Mark has hastily found a new romance in GMA newcomer Nicole Donesa.

Benjamin Alves broke up with Julie Anne San Jose and quickly found a new squeeze in non-showbiz girl Chelsea Robato. Jomari Yllana dumped non-showbiz partner Joy Reyes (with whom he has two kids) and quickly found a replacement in balikbayan actress Priscilla Almeda (whose husband in the U.S. was shocked as he says he didn’t even know she is leaving him.)

Those who bravely walked down the aisle this year include: Jolo Revilla and beauty queen Angelica Alita in the U.S., Rodjun Cruz and Diane Medina, Aicelle Santos and broadcaster Mark Zambrano, singers Moira de la Torre and Jason Hernandez, Joyce Ching and non-showbiz groom Kevin Alimon, Luanne Dy and Carlo Gonzalez.

This year, we learned a new word, ghosting, introduced by the much talked about love triangle saga of Bea Alonzo, Gerald Anderson and Julia Barretto. Aside from Bea-Gerald and Julia-Joshua Garcia, those whose romances did not end with a happy ending include Miss Universes Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray who broke up with Marlon Stockinger and Clint Bondad,

Sue Ramirez and BoybandPh’s Joao Constancia, Heaven Peralejo and Manny Pacquiao’s son Jimuel, Arci Munoz and businessman Anthony Ng, Ryza Cenon and Cholo Barretto, Joem Bascon and vlogger Crisha Uy (after 8 years of living in) and John Lloyd Cruz and Ellen Adarna after two years and one son.


THE stork is busy this year. Those who gave birth to their second child include Marian Rivera, Andi Eigenmann, Saab Magalona, LJ Reyes, Kylie Padilla, Mariel Rodriguez, Rica Peralejo, Chynna Ortaleza, Georgina Wilson. First timers are Rochelle Pangilinan, Miriam Quiambao, Nadine Samonte, Gwen Zamora, MJ Marfori, Divine Lee,

and let’s include Korina Sanchez with her twins Pepe and Pilar. Those who gave birth to their nth child are Camille Prats and Karel Marquez. Now preggy are sisters in law Solenn Heussaff and Anne Curtis, and Max Collins.

The most talked about chismis of the year include the shame and scandal feud of the warring Barretto sisters that even dragged Pres. Duterte into the mess, the messy Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson breakup, the rumored pregnancy of Julia Montes allegedly sired by Probinsyano himself, Coco Martin.


And before we bid 2019 a final goodbye, let’s say a prayer for the showbiz denizens who left us this year for the great beyond: Armida Siguion Reyna at 88, 60s movie queen Amalia Fuentes at 78, actor-director Eddie Garcia at 90, actress Mona Lisa at 97, 60s matinee idol Jose Mari at 81, Kristoffer King, Tony Mabesa at 84, comedians Chokoleit, Gary Lising and Bentong,

actor Mico Palanca, action director Boy Roque, rocker Pepe Smith, directors Mel Chionglo, Allan Noble and Boying Baytion, film producer Mike Miranda, writers Isah V. Red and Veronica Samio, environmentalist and TV host Gina Lopez, broadcaster-film director Cesar Apolinario, also tycoons Henry Sy of SM at 94 and John Gokongwei of Robinsons at 93 and his wife Elizabeth Gokongwei at 84. May they all rest in peace.