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Sorry folks, but it is not PNoy who will finally bid good-bye to his bachelor days, but Ninoy look-alike Bam Aquino, the President’s first and brainier cousin.
Aquino, 35 this May 7, will marry his girl friend of six years, Timi Gomez, on September 15 in Tagaytay in what is planned to be a “small intimate affair,” Aquino himself told Cocktales.
Gomez, 28, is a brand manager of Unilever in China whom Aquino met while he was still head of the National Youth Commission under the Gloria Arroyo administration.
Aquino and his uncle, former Senator Agapito “Butz” Aquino, will be featured in this Sunday’s episode of Cocktales on Aksyon TV, where the two good-naturedly answered questions on noynoying, P.Noy’s failure-to-launch syndrome and the sudden dearth of Aquinos and Cojuangcos in electoral positions.
Headed for departure lounge
Despite being friends with San Miguel president Ramon Ang, Lucio Tan daughter Vivienne has made it known that she would also be stepping down as executive vice president for commercial group of Philippine Airlines upon the entry of the San Miguel management group in the flag carrier.
According to the grapevine, Vivienne Tan might move over to the listed Eton Properties, another family company which is incidentally still headhunting for a president.
Unlike in 2010 when she was bitten by the political bug, Vivienne has told close friends that, no, she would not be running for Congress in 2013 despite Vincent Crisologo finally graduating from Tan’s congressional district in Quezon City. But then again, a lady is entitled to change her mind.
- Bloomberry Resorts plans to charge “higher” room rates than Makati Shangri-la when Bloomberry’s 500-room hotel by the Pagcor City opens next year, casino-hotel owner Enrique Razon Jr. told reporters.
Makati Shangri-La’s weekday rate currently averages $260 a night.
- Despite being jailed by the Marcos regime, President Estrada spokesman Fernando Barican has gotten rid of his martial law-era demons by accepting an assignment to write a book about another colorful Marcos business “crony,” Herminio Disini.
Heard through the grapevine
The three leading ladies in Joseph Estrada’s extended family – Laarni Enriquez, Loi Ejercito and Guia Gomez – have decided to each throw a dinner to mark the former president’s 75th birthday, with the former commander-in-chief dutifully agreeing to attend all three festive occasions, thankfully held not on the same night.
Enriquez’s dinner came first, on the eve of the birthday; the former First Lady’s turn followed, on April 19, the birth date itself; and Gomez’s, the San Juan mayor’s, was scheduled last, but definitely not the least, on the third night.
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