From the EDITOR
Family is again where we’re at in December, quite expectedly. This is the ultimate month, after all, for huge gatherings for separated siblings, arriving Titas and Titos, friends who’ve become family, and the best of the lot: the apos! It is fitting, therefore, that in this issue we reunite with the very talented Julia Clarete, who shared with us pictures of her wedding to
Gareth McGeown, in what was a big but laidback family affair in Galway, Ireland. Back here, Pat Dy sent us photos of Iza Calzado, surrounded by her tight showbiz family, saying “yes” to Ben Wintle, in Tagaytay, in a garden which holds the last best memories of Iza’s father, choreographer and director Lito. Over in Cebu, Kaye Abad and PJ
Castillo held a baby shower for their wouldbe firstborn, in the first steps to building their young family. So very much like Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, who now have Baby Zia and look forward to adding four more—yes, only-child Marian wants five in all—to their brood. This holiday season, we expect all these families to find the time to hug and kiss and, with genuine affection, say the nicest things to each other. Happy holidays and good cheer, everyone!
YES! EDITOR IN CHIEF JO-ANN MAGLIPON (IN BLUE) WITH THE GIRLS IN HER LIFE: DAUGHTER PATRICIA ANA, FIRST APO LUCIA LIANNE, AND SECOND APO ISABELLA JOSEFA.