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Pangalan ni Lani, galing kay Ricky!
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Pangalan ni Lani, galing kay Ricky!

YSTAR - Baby E (Pang-masa) - May 11, 2021 - 12:00am

Guess to whom, Salve A., utang na loob ni Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado, her screen first name, Lani?

To the late entertainment editor cum writer na si Ricky Lo, that’s who.

Here’s the kuwento, Lani was maituturing na discovery ng other kilalang writer na si Nora Calderon, nagsusulat din dito sa PM (Pang-Masa).

Pinakiusapan daw si Nora ng parents ni Lani, then 16 years old, na tulungan itong mag-artista.

Well, to shorten the kuwento, dinala ni Nora si Lani sa El Oro office namin noon sa Escolta nina Ricky at Ronald Constantino.

Since, napansin naming may hitsura, even then, si Lani, dinala namin ito sa bahay ni Mother Lily (Monteverde) sa Greenhills. Ricky offered to drive us sa bahay ni Mother.

Si Ricky pa lamang ang may kotse sa amin noon.

Mother Lily gave Lani a thorough look and quickly said, puwede siya (Lani).

“So, what’s her name?” “Victoria Hernandez po, Mother,” sagot ni Nora.

Na with a sigh, Mother Lily commented, “Ay, hindi tunog artista.”

Mercado was the screen apelyido being used then ng half-sister ni Lani, si Millie Mercado. “O, puwede na ‘yang Mercado dahil kaapelyido niya si Eddie Mercado (then kilalang radio at TV host),” ani Mother.

Now the first name, na ayon kay Mother Lily, kailangan maikli lang nang madaling matandaan. “How about Lani, Mother?” suggestion ni Ricky.

Ricky later revealed that the former Premiere Productions star, Lani Oteyza, once impressed him as an interviewee.

Lani, mestisahin, tall and trim of figure, was a former candy vendor sa labas ng Premiere Productions when a talent scout enticed her to join showbiz.

Well, Lani didn’t just end up a big star. She later married Al Quinn, then kilalang choreographer-director.

Lani, together with husband, Senator Bong Revilla, attended the “pa-siyam” na dasal for Ricky Lo, organized by writer cum publicist Peachy Guioguio, last Sunday.

The “pa-siyam” will end Thursday, May 13.

May you rest in peace, Ricky.

Robin, may plano sa 2022

May 9 next year ang election natin, Salve A.

No wonder, kanya-kanyang ‘pakulo’ ang ilang personalidad na hindi man nila aminin­– hindi pa– alam nating tatakbo for an “office.”

Ask ng marami: is Robin Padilla one of them?

Kilala si Robin sa Muslim community.

And did we hear it right na impressed sa kanya si President Digong (Duterte, that’s who)?

DOMINIC, kinalimutan na si Bea

Tanong lang: Umatras na nga ba sa panliligaw kay Bea Alonzo si Dominic Roque?

Balitang the De La Salle graduate no longer talks about Bea as frequently as he used to.

Ang ganda, kung sabagay, ng family background ni Dominic, as may business sila doing very well.

Thirty years old lang si Dominic. Thirty-three naman si Bea.

Beauty, wala pang balak magkaanak ulit

Four years old na pala ang anak ni Beauty Gonzalez na si Olivia with her art curator husband, Norman Crisologo.

Ganunpaman, mukhang walang balak si Beauty, who is about to start a new series, sundan si Olivia.

With her husband, Norman, may malalaki nang stepchildren si Beauty, who is only 29 years old.

Norman is 55 years old.

LANI MERCADO
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