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Mommies know best

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AIKO Melendez says she did many things her way.

Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, I asked some celebs for the best pieces of advice their moms gave them, and which one they wished they heeded but didn’t.

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Easter musings

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RYAN Cayabyab thinks his past is unique.

Sincd Easter is a time for new beginnings, I asked some celebs: If they could go back in time and rewrite their past, what would they have done differently?

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Holy Land pilgrimage with ‘De Leon King’

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EILEEN Macapagal-de Leon and Joey de Leon in Jerusalem

I have fond memories of my trip to Singapore in the 1990s with Tito Joey de Leon (whom I call “De Leon King”) and his fab wife, Eileen Macapagal-de Leon, along with other friends in the biz. We had gone to watch my all-time idol Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” concert.

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‘Mr. Pure Energy’ unleashed

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GARY Valenciano says, “There are many good vocalists  but not every singer is an artist.” RICHARD A. REYES

Gary Valenciano and my mom (Inday Badiday) have the same birth anniversary (Aug. 6). I will never forget the time he and his wife Angeli prayed over my mom, who was very sick. I also remember fondly  when my dalagay, IC Mendoza, and I hitched a ride with him after his concert. Gary was behind [...]

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Tres Marias’ take on tone-deaf celeb ‘singers’

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FROM left: Cooky Chua, Lolita Carbon and Bayang Barrios. Photo by Leo M. Sabangan II

    Cooky Chua and I are soul sisters. I fondly call her “Norah Jones” because she can give the Grammy awardee a run for her money. Aside from her iconic (25-year-old) band, Color It Red, Cooky has joined forces with equally acclaimed singer/songwriters Lolita Carbon (of the legendary folk band Asin) and Bayang Barrios [...]

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