Modern Pinoy families party

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BESSIE Badilla (center) and siblings at White Cross orphanage

CARMI Martin (second from right, standing) and loved ones

Even families with celebrity-members celebrate this season of good cheer like ordinary Filipinos, wherever they are, as shown in numerous photos posted on Facebook.

For newlyweds Precious Lara Quigaman and Marco Alcaraz their firstborn, Noah, is “the best Christmas gift ever.” For emphasis, they posed for a snapshot with the baby under their Christmas tree.

MARITONI Fernandez with son Liam and daughter Lexi

For the second year, Sen. Francis Pangilinan and wife, singer-actress Sharon Cuneta, declared their pride in the new addition to their family, adopted son Miguel, who again joined them in their annual Christmas card portrait.

Singer-actress Zsa Zsa Padilla spent her first holiday season without long-time partner, Comedy King Dolphy, in Osaka, Japan. She was joined by daughters Nicole and Zia Quizon. Japan was the late comedian’s favorite destination.

THE PANGILINANS: KC, Miel, Sen. Francis, Frankie, Sharon and Miguel

MARCO Alcaraz and Precious Lara Quigaman welcome baby Noah.

US-based model-actress-producer Bessie Badilla, sister Bing Magsanoc and other siblings, observing an annual family tradition, visited the orphans at White Cross Children’s Home in San Juan City. In Facebook, Bessie quotes a wise man: “This is the best gift for me … the gift of giving.”

As in most Pinoy households, actors Cherry Pie Picache, Maritoni Fernandez, Carmi Martin, Vangie Labalan, Irma Adlawan and Tirso Cruz III, filmmaker Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil and manager Pia Magalona gathered their entire clans for reunions and hearty noche buena feasts.

After all, ’tis also the season to forget one’s diet.

VANGIE Labalan (standing, third from left), with family in Sydney, Australia

IRMA Adlawan (right) and Dennis Marasigan (fourth from left) with family

TIRSO Cruz III (second from left) and wife Lynn with kids (from left) Bodie, Djanin and TJ

ZIA, NICOLE and Zsa Zsa Padilla in Osaka, Japan

MARTIN and Ellen Marfil with son Lorenzo

CHERRY Pie Picache (second from left) and relatives have noche buena.

PIA MAGALONA (seated at center) and her big clan

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