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Imee, Imelda on Georgina Wilson

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I’ve always admired Imee Marcos. Even though she has such a commanding presence, she never makes you feel intimidated. With her warmth, candor, wit and charm, it’s impossible not to be drawn to her.

I fondly call Imee my imaginary sister-in-law, since her brother Bongbong is my ultimate crush.

As soon as I saw her at the gathering “Paoay Kumakaway,” which she hosted to promote her home province, Ilocos Norte, I teased her and asked about her love life.

She shot back, “Siyempre, in keeping with the tradition of your mom, you have to ask me that, in the same way that since I’m Imelda’s daughter, I should always wear nice shoes. Funny because Irene, Bongbong and I have sons and no daughters, so walang magmamana sa mga Imeldific shoes.”

We both had a good laugh.

She says she’s happy and content with her Singaporean beau, who gets along well with her kids.

Does she approve of model-host Georgina Wilson for her son Borgy? “I love her,” she gushed. “Our families are close.”

Aside from being a cool mom, Imee is also the godmother of indie films, which she started many fads ago via the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines (ECP). What can she say about the raging Cinemalaya controversy? “I hope they stop bickering and just continue making good films.”

Is she more fulfilled as a governor or as a movie producer? “I’m not a happy warrior,” she sighs. “It’s tiring to hear politicos badmouth each other. I’m for change, growth and positivity.”

She’s bullish about the future of film. “Filmmakers should look toward the next frontier, get into animation and brand merchandising.”

Pinay Power à la Imee … less I, less Me, more of We.

Her mother’s son

Borgy Manotoc was just as charming as his mom, Imee. He spoke highly of Ilocos, but regretted that he couldn’t speak Ilocano.

“There’s something for everyone in Paoay,” he said. “Sand dunes, historical sites, beaches, waterfalls, museums and, most of all, yummy food.”

He has taken girlfriend Georgina to Ilocos many times. Are they settling down soon? “That’s not in the immediate agenda,” he quipped. “We need more time to accomplish our individual goals.” If ever, would there be a prenuptial agreement? “No need,” he replied, “George makes more money than I do.”

Don’t they have unspoken professional rivalry, since they work in the same field? “None at all,” he stressed. “We are supportive of each other. Her success is mine as well, and vice versa.”

Borgy clarified the rumor that George went ballistic during a flight to Los Angeles. “The reports were exaggerated,” he explained. “We just talked to the airline staff about our concerns. George didn’t scream nor demand that we fly back to Manila so she could get the gifts she had bought prior to boarding. It’s a pity she wasn’t able to get the stuff anymore, even when we came home from the United States.”

Does his Lola Imelda like Georgina? “She always tells me that as long as my girlfriends are tall and beautiful, then that’s fine with her.”

Only Imeldific standards would do for Borgy.

Trending ‘teleserye’

The TV5 teleserye “Nandito Ako” has been consistently figuring on Twitter trending topics, not only in the Philippines but worldwide. It has also landed on the pages of international newspapers, magazines and on show-biz websites.

With the Kapatid network’s international expansion through Pilipinas Global Network (PGN), the drama series, top-billed by “American Idol” runnerup David Archuleta, has proven to be an effective vehicle in attracting more foreign viewers. It has also paved the way for homegrown talents Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero to be recognized in the international scene. Catch Archie fever on “Nandito Ako” week nights at 9 p.m. after “Wil Time Bigtime.”

Three McKnights

To make the “Back with Brian McKnight” concert on March 16 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum more exciting, the singer/songwriter will be joined by Brian Jr. and Nico McKnight of “Marry Your Daughter,” which has garnered more than 28 million views. Plus, of course, there’s special guest Angeline Quinto. It’s going to be one awesome (Mck)Night of music. Call 9115555.

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  • http://twitter.com/juantoten Nicholas John Oba

    daming yellow zombies dito ah! haha

  • peach black

    these people are the ultimate standard in SHALLOW and DUMB and SUPERFICIAL. As long as she’s tall and beautiful OK raw kay Imeldang baliw. Nagtaka pa kayo kung bakit maka-Marcos ityong mukhang kutong reporter na Dolly Anne na ito? Pare-pareho silang lason at bulok ng lipunan. SOSYAL your arseholes. Mabaho rin ang mga ebak ninyo. Mga mapagpanggap.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3BDI7CLUCK74NZJWGNCGDFWOMY Kris

      LOSER!BALAT  SIBUYAS KA NAMAN.MATANGKAD SI BORGY NATURAL HAHANAP NG KASING TANGKAD.PALIBHASA  KAYONG MGA  YELLOW MONGOLOIDS MGA DELUSIONAL GUSTO LAGING BINOBOLA.YUNG MGA NETWORK NA  PAG AARI NG MGA AQUINO-COJUANGCO LALO  NA ANG ABS CBN IPAGPIPILITAN SA  MADLA  NA MAGNDA NGETPA  NA RETOKADANG KRIS AQUINO.IPAGPIPILITAN  SA MASA NA MABAIT SI NGEPA CORY AY SUS ANG MAG INANG YAN ANG PAPANGIT NA SA PANLABAS NA ANYO PATI KALOOBAN.CORY MAMAMATAY TAO.NANGMAMASSCRE NG MGA FARMERS KAPALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3BDI7CLUCK74NZJWGNCGDFWOMY Kris

    ang daming yellow mongoloid  dito.bitter.ang pangiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit ni cory and  her  family.yucky aquino-cojuangco like peping babalu/pugak.mga  supporters ng mga aquino-cojuangco mga  loser!!!!!yuck.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3BDI7CLUCK74NZJWGNCGDFWOMY Kris

    mga  yellow mongoloid laging  naka abang ng news about the marcoses.losers na  mga mongoloid.yung mga idol nyo kasing mga  aquino-cojuangco na magnanakaw at mamamatay tao ang papangit.yuck kasing pangit ng mga    supporters nilasana mamatay na  kayong lahat.mga  aquino-cojuangco product ng kapekehan,yucky.pangit cory and family.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3BDI7CLUCK74NZJWGNCGDFWOMY Kris

    daming yellow  mongoloid haha.bitter losers.pangit cory and family pati supporters mo pangit din like drilon and delima de halimaw hahaha.mga autistic supporters ng mga aquino-cojuangco ready lagi for demonizing other people that does not belong to their yellow mongoloidal group.mga  mongoloid mga anak  nyo mga  abnormal na like joshua kasi kumakampi kayo sa  pamilyang magnanakaw at mamamatay tao!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3BDI7CLUCK74NZJWGNCGDFWOMY Kris

    WAAAAAA THE YELLOW MONGOLOIDS STRIKE AGAIN PATI SA  GANITONG NEWS E NAKAREADY NA KAYO TO  COUNTERACT PAANO SOBRANG LOSER GROUP KAYONG MGA YELLOW MONGOLOIDS.YUNG DYOS NYONG AQUINO-COJUANGCO FAMILY LAHAT NA MAGAGANDANG PINAPALABAS NA NEWS TUNGKOL SA  KANILA PURO FRAUD AS IN PEKE.MGA TUNAY NA  MAGNANAKAW AT MAMAMATAY TAO ANG IDOL NYONG PAMILYANG AQUINO-COJUANGCO SNA MAPARUSAHAN KAYO AT MAG KAANAK DIN NG GAYA NI  JOSHUA AT KRIS NA NYMPHOMANIAC…..SANA MGA ANAK NYONG MGA BABAE AT APONG BABAE MAGING SAWSAWAN DIN NG KALALAKIHAN PARUSA SA INYO KASI PURO  KAYO PANINIRA  SA MGA KALABAN NG DYOS NYONG AQUINO-COJUANGCO NA  PURO  KAPAEKEHAN!!!!MAMAMATAY TAO!!!!!MGA  KRIMINAL DIN  KASI  KAYONG MGA YELLOW MONGOLOIDS!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3BDI7CLUCK74NZJWGNCGDFWOMY Kris

    MGA YELLOW MONGOLOIDS NAKAREADY LAGI SA MGA COMMENT SECTION NAKABANATY LALO NA KUNG ANG NEWS TUNGKOL SA MGA MARCOSES DEFENSIVE MUCH  AT TAKOT MUCH HAHAHAHA.MALAPIT NA KASING MABUKING ANG MGA MASASAMANG GAWAIN NYONG MGA YELLOW MONGOLOID KAYA NAMAN MAY MGA ANAK KAYONG MGA MONGOLOID!!!PARUSA  SA  INYO YAN!!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JHYGNXUWU6AG54XRDATEXPITSY susan

       since when was a special child a curse, Kris? you and your foul mouth are a disgrace to your family.

    • False_Prophet

      Krissy Boy… such anger. You must be a real pretty fat boy making fun of people like that. The worst part is that you are probably a Marcos Lackey who is deprived of the most important human qualities, such as honesty, respect for proper values, compassion for others, and most important common sense. Pity your shallow existence.

    • AllaMo

      Repeating your idiotic flaming will not make you any more believable. It does, however, prove your idiotic, imbecilic, corruptibility all the more. Show more love for the marcoses, arroyos and, coronas. And. doom the country to perdition.

  • jm20_510

    Parang bagay si Dolly magmodel ng Magnum Ice Cream – the social climber journalist!

     TV5 teleserye “Nandito Ako”  trending not only in the Philippines but worldwide – asan ang ebidensya? imbento!!!



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