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Parañaque not declaring Alex Gonzaga PNG

As rumors about comedian Alex Gonzaga getting the flak from supporters of Parañaque mayoral candidate Edwin Olivares when what the former said went viral, the LGU of the city stated there’s no move to declare the actress a “persona non grata.” 

Showbiz sisters Toni and Alex Gonzaga

Showbiz sisters Toni and Alex Gonzaga

Parañaque City Administrator Ding Soriano confirmed this when members of the press asked him regarding the issue. Olivares, he said, is aware of the issue and dismissed it as “part of politicking.”

Soriano said, “We hope she’d be more careful with what she says, especially because, we know she has lots of followers in the social media.”

Elder sister Toni Gonzaga said her sister is fixing the problem with the Olivarez camp. She has set a meeting with the camp of Olivares.

"She said that she's dealing with the matter privately with the city already, and they're gonna have a formal talk and have a formal meeting,” explained Toni in an interview days after the elections.

Toni added, "I guess from this, there are lessons learned, and she will move on from this and babaunin niya dito yunglessons na natutunan niya."

Sinabi rin ni Soriano na nakarating kay Olivarez ang komento ni Alex, pero hindi niya ito pinersonal dahil "it’s part of politicking."

Meanwhile, Toni said she had a great time when she was invited to a private dinner in Malacañan a week before the elections. She was surprised at the invitation for her, husband Paul Soriano, and sister Alex.

It’s the first time Toni met President Rodrigo Duterte. She said,“Okaynaman. First time ko siyang ma-meet in person. First time ko siyang makaharap at makasama sa ganong gathering."

"Pagdating namin don,naghintay lang sandali, nagsalita siya, nag-address ng mga isyuNaaala ko pagtapos niyang magsalita, sabi namin ni Alex 'tsaka ni Paul, 'Puwede kayang magpa-picture?’ Kasifirst time naming ma-experience nato be invited by an elected president, who is currently serving in Malacañang. So first time naming ma-experiencedon.”

Other celebrities in the dinner, she said, included Richard Gomez, Robin Padilla, Ai-Ai delas Alas, John Lloyd Cruz, Cesar Montano, Phillip Salvador, Ruffa Gutierrez, Aiko Melendez, Vhong Navarro, among others..

Toni said she was clueless why she was invited. She thought that those in the guest list were all supporters of the President and his government.

"Ang alam ko lang, siguro na-invite kami dahil kay Kuya Robin. Sigurofeeling ko dahil donPero di ko alam ang basis kung bakit kami na-invite.Basta it was a private invitation na pinadala sa amin."

She continued, "Lahat kami nagkagulatan, 'Ah,invited ka pala.' Kasiit was such a private invitation na hindi namin alam kung sino yung mga makakasama namin. So, nagkakagulatan kami pag may dumarating, 'Ah, invited ka pala.' Di rin namin alam kung bakit kami yung mganapili na dumatingbecause I wasn't active nong during the campaign ng Presidente. Hindi naman ako nangampanya, kaya nagulat din ako nainvited."

                                    Wynwyn Marquez loveless after Mark Herras

Wynwyn Marquez or Teresita Senn Marquez is amused by the fact that she and her brother Jeremy are both loveless. "Bakit ganun (Why)?!" she asked with a laugh. 

In February 2019 Winwyn confirmed that she and Mark Herras are no longer together. They were a couple for nearly 2 years.

These days, the dancer-turned-actress-turned-beauty queen is still not dating anyone. “I am focusing on my career,” she remarked. She is currently starring in the daytime drama Nang Dahil Sa Pag ibig on GMA 7 with Sanya Lopez and Benjamin Alves.

Former lovers Mark Herras and Teresita Ssen Marquez

Former lovers Mark Herras and Teresita Ssen Marquez

Also, she dismissed rumors that she was joining Bb. Pilipinas again. “I’m so humbled by your thoughts and words of encouragement in joining this pageant season. Sobrang nakakataba po ng pusobut due to my work commitments and upcoming projects with my current network, I will not be able to join BBP since I have an existing contract and projects lined up,” she posted on her Instagram account.“There will always be a part of me that wants to compete in the pageant setting, at masakit din sa akin na hindi ako makakasali pero alam ko na hindi pwede sabay sabay ang lahat ng bahayKailangan mag-focuslang po sa isa to be able to succeed and do things well,” she added.

Winwyn previously competed in Binibining Pilipinas in 2015. She finished among the Top 15, along with three special awards — Best National Costume, Miss Talent and "She's so JAG" Award.

In 2017, after a successful stint in Miss World Philippines, the daughter of actors Joey Marquez and Alma Moreno was crowned Reina Hispanoamericana. 

Before, Jeremy Marquez had proposed to Gwwen Zamora

Before, Jeremy Marquez had proposed to Gwwen Zamora

In November 2018, news about Jeremy Marquez and Gwen Zamora breaking up became viral.

No particular reason was mentioned why the two had to go their separate ways.

Wynwyn can onl sigh and ask, “Why?”

We remember Gwen and Jeremy announced their engagement in October 2015. They even set a date for their wedding – December 2016.

So, Wynwyn was shocked to learn that the two had called it quits. She said she never meddled with her brothers’ love life and she never asks questions.

"In fairness sa mga kuya ko, hindi rin naman silanagme-meddle sa love life ko. So siguro hindi rin ako dapat mag-meddle sa love life nila. Ayoko naman makialam kasi hindi ko naman life yun,”she said.

Now, Gwen Zamora is with basketball player David Semerad. They are expecting a baby boy. They also got engaged on May 10, the day they learned of their baby’s gender.

David Semerad and Gwen Zamora

David Semerad and Gwen Zamora

                                                GMA’s advise: Rescan

If you’re among those that use a digital box to receive digital broadcast from the local TV networks, you might have noticed that the two GMA Network channels – GMA7 and GMA News TV – have disappeared from the line up of channels.

Well, GMA Network urges Mega Manila viewers to rescan their digital TV boxes immediately to continue watching and to find GMA and GMA News TV much faster when channel surfing.

Here’s how:
To rescan, just follow these simple steps:

         Press “Menu” and go to “Settings”

         Under “Installation”, press “Factory Default” and enter the password on the dialogue box (for example: 0-0-0-0)

         Select “YES” to confirm Factory Default

         Choose “Auto Search” or “Auto Scan” then press “OK”

         Wait for the auto scan to be completed or until “Search Completed” appears on the screen then press “OK” or “Exit”

         Search for GMA and GMA News TV using the up and down buttons of the remote control

Cable and satellite subscribers do not need to rescan. 
For more information, contact 462-8177 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.,, visit, or log on