Some of the biggest names in showbiz and politics gathered last Saturday, December 1, at the Milky Way restaurant on Pasay Road, Makati City, for the 57th birthday celebration of talent manager Dolor Guevarra.
TitaDolor, as she is fondly called in show business, was in good spirits throughout the evening, hopping from one table to another to accommodate all her well-wishers led by top ward, Ms. Susan Roces.
The small function room used for the event provided the perfect intimacy for all the guests to interact and exchange pleasantries while sharing the sumptuous meal that flowed freely until midnight.
Due to the mixed number of personalities connected to different fields, conversations between the guests meandered from showbiz to political issues to the most trivial talk. But as expected, the general mood that rippled through the venue was extremely pleasant dosed with light-hearted humor.
Early birds Joyce Jimenez, Diether Ocampo, and Derek Ramsey didn't stay long because of their other commitments. Similar to last year, Armida Siguion-Reyna was present together with her son, director Carlitos Siguion-Reyna and his wife, actress-screenwriter Bibeth Orteza.
Carmina Villarroel arrived with husband, Zoren Legazpi. Later in the evening, the couple was seen deeply immersed in conversation with YES! and PEP chief, Jo-Ann Maglipon. Despite coming in late, Sheryl Cruz quickly made her presence felt simply with her gregariousness.
Showbiz bigwigs present included Regal matriarch Lily Monteverde and ABS-CBN executives Charo Santos-Concio and Cory Vidanes. Also spotted was Manay Ethel Ramos, talent manager of Aga Muhlach.
Opposition Senator Chiz Escudero together with his wife Christine charmed everyone, including the restaurant staff, who treated the young lawmaker like a dashing matinee idol. Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay also attended and stayed along with the others.
Once again, Tita Dolor's husband direk Boots Plata played the perfect host by making sure that everyone was having a great time and even gamely played the part of a photographer with his sleek digicam.
Tita Dolor's special day in the company of her friends and immediate family made the Milky Way light up brighter for an entire evening.