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Network hopping not always about money

/ 10:55 PM July 30, 2013

JOEL Cruz with his twins Prince Sean and Princess Synne

Nothing is permanent in show biz. A Kapuso today can become a Kapamilya tomorrow then a Kapatid next month. It’s not always about the money or a question of loyalty. Celebs just reach a point in their careers when they need a change of scenery. A different vibe can work wonders.

Take the case of Ogie Alcasid who’s moving from GMA 7 to TV5. Ogie is already made. But he’s not one who would rest on his laurels.

“I have not signed up yet with TV5. We will still sit down and talk about the projects during my contract signing,” Ogie says. “It’s been a long process of praying for God’s wisdom. My decision was based [on] where I can help more. It’s my turn to give back.”


Whatever network Ogie is in, for sure his legion of supporters will follow. Wherever he is, so will music wizardry be!

A contrite Bitoy

The Instagram post of Michael V (@michaelbitoy) piqued my curiosity. It’s his “act of contrition” to the offended members of Tau Gamma Phi Grand Triskelion. It goes:

“I’ve been … [hit] for a sketch in ‘Bubble Gang’ that apparently offended members of the brotherhood and would like to clear a few things. First off, I am not a member of any fraternity or any brotherhood. Secondly, the sketch in question was crafted with sensitivity. We did not think that the brotherhood would be offended if … [it] were compared to a tree which, for us, was actually a symbol of life. But apparently, it did [get offended]. And for that please accept my apologies. There was no intention whatsoever of mocking or berating any brotherhood for that matter … I sincerely hope you find it in your hearts to forgive whatever offense I made. Peace!”

I salute Bitoy for not being too much of a superstar to be a gentleman. Humility is not in every celebrity’s vocabulary though it must come with the job description.

Quizon party

The Quizon clan had a feast during the birthday of our beloved Tito Dolphy. The King of Comedy would have been 84 last July 25. His grandson, Boy2, has the same birthday.

“We celebrated as if Dad was still around,” Sally Quizon said. “It was potluck. All of us brought Dad’s favorite food like lechon, mechado, laing, inihaw na isda, Hizon’s cake and biko. We reminisced about our childhood days with him and we all had a good laugh swapping stories about our funniest moments with Dad.”


Laughter was the best birthday gift they could ever give their dad because it was what he taught them best.

Going global

Kudos to my good friend, Joel Cruz for being named one of the 48 Heroes of Philanthropy by Forbes Asia. His Central Affirmative Co. helps children and teenagers who are abandoned, troubled or sick, as well as the elderly and disabled.

He is now on the lookout for another celebrity endorser for his line of perfume, Aficionado (to join Charice, John Lloyd Cruz, Erich Gonzales and more), when he goes global. Joel dotes on his adorable twins, Prince Sean and Princess Synne. As he savors the sweet smell of success, he still doesn’t forget to smell the roses.

PERSONAL: Thanks to the Chusuey family (Henry, Anna, Alfonso, Karl and Christina), Suzette Morelos, Dindo Salazar, Cris Supetran and Johnny Litton for such a grand time at the 15th anniversary celebration of Boracay Regency.

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