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Daughter Grace Poe confirms the passing of Susan Roces, the ‘Queen of Philippine Movies’



The iconic actress Susan Roces, the “Queen of Philippine Movies,” has passed away, according to Sen. Grace Poe on her social media post. Her mother was 80.

With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved Jesusa Sonora Poe, whom many of you know as Susan Roces. She passed away peacefully on a Friday evening, May 20, 2022, surrounded by love and warmth, with her daughter Grace, her nephews Joseph and Jeffrey and many of her family and close friends. She lived life fully and gracefully. Remember her in her beauty, warmth and kindness.


She is now with the Lord and her beloved Ronnie — FPJ. We will miss her sorely but we celebrate a life well lived. Susan Roces — daughter, mother, grandmother, a true Filipina and a national treasure,” Poe said in her statement.

Netizens were in disbelief when it spread on social on Friday night that the beloved ‘Lola Flora’ of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano passed away.

A post on Facebook by Susan’s nephew Lawrence Cruz Sonora on Friday, May 20, “RIP Mama Inday,” pulled at the heartstrings of many netizens. Lawrence is the son of former actress Rosemarie Sonora, the younger sister of Susan, who is now based in the US.

There’s an outpour of condolences on social media as the movie queen is a dearly loved personality both onscreen and offscreen.

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Susan Roces was born Jesusa Purificacion Levy Sonora at the Harrison Hospital in Pasay City on July 28, 1941.

She was everyone’s Lola Flora for more than six years in the hit series, FPJ’s ng Probinsiyano; playing the role of grandmother to Coco Martin’s character, Ricardo Dalisay. Before that, she was the loving wife of the late Da King Fernando Poe Jr. and doting mother / grandmother to  Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares and her children respectively.

She was in the showbiz industry for nearly seven decades and dearly revered by everyone.

For long-time friend Baby K Jimenez,  Susan is synonymous with being kind, sincere, thoughtful and intelligent and describes Susan’s 80 years as glorious decades, as per a The Diarist Ph story.  “I can say she was blessed. But then, her name was also synonymous with humility. How she treats people is legendary. Talk of being kind and generous to a fault.”

The award-winning actress’ acting career started in 1952 with “Mga Bituin ng Kinabukasan” where she starred with Ike Lozada as an 11-year-old orphan girl. Having many hit movies after that earned her the title the “Queen of Philippine Movies”.

She was featured in the ‘Outstanding Filipinos’ by PhilPost earlier this year.


Andi Eigenmann shares birthday selfie as she turns 32




Former actress Andi Eigenmann shared a selfie as she celebrated her 32nd birthday recently.

“My woke-up-lyk-dis selfie entry as I turned 32! Thank you for all the Bday greets!” the online influencer said in an Instagram post. “Late post just as everything else lately!”

Andi shared that she has been enjoying her first international trip with her family in Bali.

“I have been celebrating life with my family here in Bali! The beginning of this adventure is already uploaded on our YouTube channel, and we’ve been filming more of that here so stay tuned for more #HappyIslanders Bali adventures on the channel,” she said.

She recently shared that she is happy that after previous postponements, their first trip abroad, which she “has been dreaming about” finally happened.

[RELATED: Andi Eigenmann shares 1st trip abroad with family]

“Been dreaming about this moment! To me, there is no better way to make cherishable memories than to travel the world with my family,” Andi said.

Andi is joined by her fiance Philmar Alipayo, their children Lilo and Koa, and Andi’s eldest daughter Ellie in Bali.

“We were finally able to do it! With the pandemic, money saving, (and even the kids getting sick and us having to push back our entire trip to giventhem time to get better), it sure feels so much sweeter to finally be here!”

In another Instagram post, Andi shared some snapshots of Ellie and Lilo enjoying the pool.

“Lilo has been improving so much in her swimming since being here, and Ellie has been spending much more time playing and being in the water with her. Ellie is more active and playful, and Lilo is braver and more keen to try new things. I love how they bring out something great in each other,” Andi said.

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Toni Gonzaga nakatakdang umawit ng national anthem sa inagurasyon ni BBM




Nakatakdang awitin ng TV host na si Toni Gonzaga ang Pambansang Awit ng Pilipinas sa inagurasyon ni President-elect Bongbong Marcos bilang ika-17 pangulo ng Pilipinas sa darating na Hunyo 30 sa National Museum (Pambansang Museo).

Ayon sa ulat ng PhilStar, aawitin naman ni Chris Villonco ang inauguration song na “Pilipinas Kong Mahal” kasama ang Young Voices of the Philippines Choir.

Sinabi ni Franz Imperial, miyembro ng komite sa paghahanda, na magiging solemn at simple ang inagurasyon.

“The program we have prepared is very solemn and simple. It would be very traditional dahil sabi nga ni BBM sa vlog niya, ‘hindi kami lilihis pa sa tradisyon,” sabi ni Imperial.

Sinabi rin ni Imperial na ang oath-taking ni Marcos ay pangangasiwaan ni Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo.

Sa Instagram stories ng TV host-actress makikita ang video kung saan siya ay umaawit at nagpapraktis ngunit wala itong sound.

Basahin: Toni G binati na ang presidential frontrunner na si BBM, ‘Congrats Ninong Bong’

Sa social media ibinahagi ni Toni ang kaniyang pagbati para kay dating senador Bongbong na nanguna sa official results ng halalan na naganap noong Mayo 9.

Sa isang video clip sa IG stories ng 38-anyos ay makikita ang kanyang pag-awit ng ‘Umagang Kay Ganda’ sa naganap na miting de avance ng UniTeam noong Mayo 7 sa Paranaque City, gayundin ang pagyakap niya kay BBM.

Basahin: Toni Gonzaga inawit ang ‘Umagang Kay Ganda’ sa campaign sortie ng UniTeam

Matapos kantahin ang “Roar” at “Titanium” sa mga nakalipas na campaign sortie, ang “Umagang Kay Ganda” naman ang itinanghal ng aktres sa kampanya ng Uniteam sa Tacloban City.

Basahin: Toni Gonzaga reflects on lesson from the elections: Stand up for what you believe is right

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Too cute! Netizens can’t get over the dimples of Dimples Romana’s newborn



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This could be one of the cutest things to see on social media today: actress Dimples Romana’s newborn child, Elio Juan Manolo, showing off his dimples to the online world!

On Instagram, Dimples uploaded some of her little one’s first photos and videos through a compilation reel, welcoming the new blessing and source of joy in their family.

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“A very happy, blessing-filled Monday indeed from #ElioJuanManolo. #TheFAhmeely weekend in a reel. Let the #ABCDEfunventures begin!” she wrote. “Lots of people to thank for this past weekend, just gathering all my thoughts til we get to express our gratitude to all who have prayed for us, for everyone who took care of us and made this journey a memorable one for our family.”

But aside from Dimples, the newborn seemed to be really happy, too, as he flashed beautiful smiles complete with dimples that matches his mother’s name—and social media users cannot get over the latter’s cuteness.

As of posting, Dimples’ reel has gotten over 48,000 favorites.


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[RELATED: Dimples Romana gives birth to 3rd child]

Dimples announced in March that she wass expecting her  third child during a virtual media conference.

“I want to share my joy with everybody because this is something very, very important to me, for my husband, and for my family,” she said. “Ang reveal po namin ngayon ay… Ladies and gentlemen, I am expecting baby number 3! Say hello to my baby bump!”

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Dimples said that the pregnancy came as a surprise to her because she and Boyet are not trying since they already have two children—Callie, 18, and Alonzo, 7.

[RELATED: ‘Five na kami!’ Dimples Romana masayang ibinahagi ang muling pagdadalantao]

“Noong nalaman ko ‘yung balita, as in nagulat ako! Kasi we weren’t even trying. Kami naman ni Boyet, we already have Calliee, we already have Alonzo, and seven years later, malay ko ba na magkakaroon ako ng isa pang baby. We are very pregnant at the moment,” Dimples said then.

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