Sen. Bong’s blissful birthday bashBy Dolly Anne Carvajal
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Bong Revilla’s recent birthday bash at the ballroom of Diamond Hotel was a merry mix of show biz and politics. It only goes to show that Bong has conquered both worlds.
Was there anything else that the birthday boy could ask for?
“Nothing more for myself,” he said. “I’m so blessed. I just wish that my son Jolo and wife Lani would flourish in their political careers.”
Was he planning to run for higher office? “I can’t say for sure,” he mused. “If it’s my destiny, then I will pursue it.”
How was his MMFF [Metro Manila Film Festival] entry going?
“With me, Juday [Judy Ann Santos] and Bossing [Vic Sotto] in the movie, it’s like a three-in-one,” he beamed. “We’ve got all the right ingredients blended to perfection.”
What could he say about his son Jolo’s rumored romance with Jodi Sta. Maria? “I don’t meddle in my son’s love life,” he quipped. “His happiness is mine as well.” Over and above being an actor and a senator, Bong is one proud daddy.
Lani Mercado was the picture of a devoted wife at the party.
Didn’t they have unspoken political rivalry? “We’re a team,” Lani explained. “We talk politics at home sometimes. We support each other. We guide our son Jolo.”
What was her message to Jolo’s rumored girlfriend Jodi? “It’s tough to be the girlfriend or wife of an actor/politician,” she said. “You need to be extra-patient. I hope whatever Jolo and Jodi (decide) will make them both happy. Whoever my son loves, I will love as my own, too.” Girls may come and go, but Lani will remain as his constant “WoMOM” no matter what.
Speaking of Jodi, I teased Iwa Moto and asked if she watched Jodi’s hit show, “Please Be Careful with my Heart.” Jodi’s ex, Pampi Lacson, is now Iwa’s love. “I’d rather watch cartoons,” she said, laughing. Careful!
Hundreds of teeners flocked to the Chalk Fashion Rocks 2012 at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium. A celebration of Chalk magazine’s 12th anniversary, the event’s theme was Varsity Blues. PBB Teens Myrtle Sarrosa and Yves Flores along with the UAAP ballers made the party more exciting. Hosts were Megan Young and MYX VJ Chino. The young and the restless chalked up the fun!
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