That’s me (third from left) with (from left) Carlo Katigbak, Connie Lopez, Shirley Kuan, Mother Lily Monteverde, Sen. Grace Poe, the celebrator Deo Endrinal, Susan Roces, MTRCB chairperson Rachel Arenas, Roselle Monteverde, Freddie Garcia and Mark Lopez.
Happy birthday, Deo!
RAZZLE-DAZA - Pat-P Daza (The Philippine Star) - November 18, 2019 - 12:00am

He’s the genius behind Dreamscape, the business unit of ABS-CBN that produces teleserye hits like Ang Probinsyano, Kadenang Ginto, and the recently-concluded The General’s Daughter, among many others. He’s known in showbiz circles as “DTE” or simply,“Deo.” Deo Endrinal is a multi-gifted individual who dabbles as a restaurateur (he owns Terrace Manila along Mother Ignacia St.), creates beautiful flower arrangements, and is a party host par excellence. And every year on his birthday, Nov. 8, he throws a party to celebrate the gift of another year of life.

This year, Deo outdid himself again. The dinner he hosted at the penthouse of a five-star hotel in Taguig was for friends who have a low tolerance for loud music and prefer intimate get-togethers. Of course, the floral centerpieces were amazing! Gracing the dinner were ABS-CBN executives Mark Lopez (chairman), Carlo Katigbak (president) and Cory Vidanes (COO for broadcast). Recent ICON awardee Freddie Garcia was there, too, as were Regal Films matriarch Mother Lily Monteverde and daughter Roselle, screen legend Susan Roces and daughter Sen. Grace Poe, MTRCB chairperson Rachel Arenas and fashion designer Paul Cabral. Also in attendance were guests Martin Nievera, Ogie Alcasid, Johnny Manahan and Mariole Alberto.

For those who didn’t mind loud music and a livelier vibe, the after-dinner party at the bar of the same hotel was rocking by 9 p.m. Food and drinks overflowed and guests continued to pour in. By 11 p.m., the stars started jamming. There were song numbers from Randy Santiago, Ian Veneracion, Agot Isidro, Jhong Hilario, Eula Valdez, Ayen and Franco Laurel, Sunshine Cruz, Tirso Cruz III, John Arcilla, Christopher de Leon, Paulo Avelino, Denise Laurel, Yassi Pressman, Maja Salvador and Daniel Padilla. It was fun seeing everyone singing and dancing the night away. But it was Deo who clearly looked the happiest. After all, he was celebrating the gift of another precious year with people he works with who have become like family. Happy, happy birthday, Deo!


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