The new girl in Mark Herras’ life

/ 12:01 AM February 26, 2014

MARK Herras promises to take care of his daughter, Ada.

In yesterday’s column, I wrote a blind item about a young actor having  a love child. I submitted that piece last Saturday.

The very next day, the cat was let out of the bag.


GMA 7 actor Mark Herras admitted on national TV (“Startalk”) that he had a 3-month-old baby girl, Ada. According to my  source, the baby’s mother is Mark’s road manager (though I’m not sure if she still works  with him).

I salute Mark for being man enough to  own up to that.  I fondly call Mark “Georgie” because he looks like a younger version of George Clooney.


I often tease him that maybe their resemblance doesn’t stop there because, just like George, he may choose to be a bachelor-at-large forever.

Now that he has a baby, Mark vows to kiss his  happy-go-lucky and mischievous days goodbye.  Ada has tamed the “naughty boy” in him. Women may come and go in his life but Ada will be the only girl he will love for keeps.

Ynna’s hurting

Ynna Asistio, Mark’s ex-girlfriend, sent me a text message expressing her sentiments. “Unfortunately, I found out only last Feb. 14. I had no idea po. I’m hurting, but there’s nothing I can do. I wish Mark well and I hope he takes good care of his baby. I am still in shock. I can’t believe my family and I were the last to know. I hope Mark is happy now and at peace. Di po madaling tanggapin, but I don’t have any anger in my heart. It’s more pain.  With God’s grace, I know I’ll be fine. Thank you sa lahat ng nagme-message. Mas nagiging strong ako every time nakikita ko messages ng mga tao. I lift everything to God alam ko may purpose lahat ng mga nangyayari and I will take it positively.”

Aiza’s love journey

Love has made Aiza Seguerra an even better singer. Her heart has come full circle now that she’s all set to take the plunge with her girlfriend, Liza Diño.

Imbibe that loving feeling in Aiza’s concert, “Journey of Love,”  at  Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila on March 1 at 8 p.m. (For tickets, call 891-9999 and 0918-5633781.)


Her song for Liza is “Araw Gabi” and Liza’s song for her is “How  Did You Know?”

As for the most important lesson she picked up along  the way, Aiza says  it’s that in life, and love, we must be brave. Brave to stand up after we fall and brave enough to fight for the people and things we love.

Spoken like a true warrior of love whose   journey  has led to its  final destination.


Ilonggo buddy

I immensely enjoyed watching the PBA finals live at the Big Dome.

It brought back fond memories of my days as a cager’s wife. At press time, San Mig Coffee Mixers, the team I am rooting for,  leads with three wins  versus Rain or Shine with two.

Hopefully, San Mig Coffee Mixers will clinch the championship tonight.

I am delighted that I have a newfound Ilonggo buddy in James Yap.  We hit it off instantly when I interviewed him on the phone because I speak Hiligaynon fluently.

He was surprised to learn that I’m not Ilonggo  by birth, yet I  converse as if Ilonggo was my native tongue. Since then,  we’ve been enjoying texting in Ilonggo about funny and off-the-record stuff.

James is so down-to-earth, he makes me forget that he’s a PBA superstar.

We  have the same choice of poison: vodka.  I ribbed him to hurry and  bag the championship already so we could celebrate and vodkanize.  He agreed and said he had long been thirsty.

Our running joke is that  he should keep his eyes on the ball and on  the Double V goal: Victory and Vodka!

Magdaog  na  ta karong gabi-i  bala, James  kay  gahulat na  ang vodka.  Cheers to all the cool things James  is, on and off  the court!

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