• La Aunor’s big scene at brother’s wake



    Could this be true?

    At the wake of Eddie Boy Villamayor (former actor and youngest sibling of Superstar Nora Aunor), singer-turned-pastor Adrian Panganiban and his group showed up to pay their last respects.

    Reveals our source who was also at the wake: “Ilang taon din noong dekada sitenta ang pinagsamahan nila kaya nandu’n si Adrian.”

    Nora was around attending to the guests who came in droves. Adrian seized the opportunity to hand a sealed envelope to her when he had his chance to condole with her.

    “Kitang-kita ko talaga nu’ng iabot ni Adrian ‘yung sobre kay Ate Guy, hindi nito tinanggap, inirapan pa sila!”

    Speaking for the embarrassed Adrian, our source could hardly fathom Nora’s odd behavior. “Magtataka ka pa ba, eh, ‘di ba, du’n din lang naman sa burol ni Buboy (Eddie Boy’s nickname) nagkabati-bati sina Nora at Lotlot? Pero hindi na nakipaglibing si Lotlot, understood na ‘yon.”

    Lotlot was said to have been terribly hurt when in yet another instance, her adoptive mother furiously told her, “Saan ka ba nanggaling, ‘di ba, napulot ka lang naman sa sementeryo?” or words to that effect.

    Reportedly, Nora had borne grudges towards Lotlot and her other adopted children for failing to visit Buboy when he was confined at a rehabilitation facility allegedly “threatening” them, “Huwag kayong magpakikita sa akin.”

    “Hindi ‘yan totoo,” our source counters, “Si Guy mismo ang hindi dumadalaw sa kapatid niya. It was the other way around.”



    But if there was one really nice thing as a result of Buboy’s death, adds our source, “Ipinaramdam ni Lala (Maribel Aunor, Nora’s first cousin) na nandiyan siya para kay Guy sa kabila ng ‘di pagsilip man lang ni Guy sa burol ng nanay ni Lala (who passed away early this year). Malaking utang na loob ang dapat tanawin ni Guy sa mother ni Lala dahil kung hindi sa kanya, she (Nora) would not have entered showbiz (via Tawag ng Tanghalan) and become the Superstar that we know.”

    It was Lala who had arranged Buboy’s funeral and reportedly donated a burial lot at a Paranaque memorial park where his nephew’s remains were interred.

    This was apart from the hefty monetary donations that Nora has received including a whopping P1-M from a lady political also-ran she had supported in the last May 9 elections.

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    Guess who: Once over steak dinner, a wealthy yet unassuming businesswoman (BW) recalled how she met a former movie actress (FMA), “Kinuha kasi akong ninang sa binyag, siya ‘yung ipinartner sa akin.”

    Their meetings had become more frequent that the FMA would pay the BW surprise visits at the latter’s residence. “Tatawag ‘yan, ‘Oy, nandito na ‘ko sa sala mo!’, may ibinebentang mga alahas. Bili naman ako kahit mahal. Pero nu’ng ipina-appraise ko, mababa ang uri!”

    Still, the BW didn’t make herself scarce even if the FMA’s motive was already obvious.

    In yet another instance, the FMA had tagged along her driver, himself also a recipient of the BW’s generosity. Wide-eyed, the FMA told the driver, “O, ibabawas ko ‘yan sa sahod mo, ha?”

    It’s been a couple of weeks now since the BW has deliberately refused to meet up with the FMA. “’Yung huling punta niya sa bahay ko, pinasabi ko na lang sa maid na wala ako pero nandu’n lang ako sa kuwarto ko!”

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    Aside from her art gallery named Mga Obra ni Nanay, veteran entertainment columnist and radio anchor Cristy Fermin opened her Meat Ferminute on July 8.

    Situated on Sct. Gandia cor. Sct. Reyes Streets., the meat shop carries major products labeled Susan’s all the way from Cabanatuan City. It got its name from Susan, then an on-the-job trainee at a bank in Nueva Ecija who met Dennis, a janitor, who would later become her husband.

    Today, the Hernandez-owned processed meat company famous in Central Luzon is open in Quezon City. Cristy’s store also carries Ariel’s Silvanas made from carabao’s milk.


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