Susan Roces given a surprise party for 75th birthday

by Jojo Gabinete
Jul 28, 2016
Susan Roces is celebrating her 75th birthday today, July 28.

Today, July 28, is the 75th birthday of Susan Roces.

She only has two birthday wishes: (1) "good health" (2) "more blessings" for her daughter, Senator Grace Poe.

Yesterday, July 27, was the 25th wedding anniversary of Senator Grace and her husband Neil Llamanzares.

So when the veteran actress went to Manila Polo Club, she thought she was attending the party of her daughter and son-in-law.

But to her surprise, it was a joint celebration.

Rico Puno serenaded the birthday girl with "The Way We Were," "Magkasuyo Buong Gabi," "You and I," and "Sunshine on my Shoulder."

Meanwhile, Martin Nievera performed "The Promise," "Ikaw," and "Through The Years" for Senator Grace and Neil.

Susan was ecstatic about the presence of people who are close to her: Senator Tito Sotto and Helen Gamboa, Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez, Carmina Villarroel and Zoren Legaspi, plus Roderick Paulate and Gladys Reyes.

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Also in attendance were talent managers Dolor Guevarra and June Rufino, movie producer Marichu Vera Perez- Maceda, entertainment writers Ronald Constantino and Ricky Lo, and television executives Charo Santos-Concio and Malou Fagar.

MESSAGE FROM COCO. Susan's apo in FPJ's ang Probinsiyano Coco Martin also came.

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Earlier today, he posted a touching message on Instagram:

"Para sa aking mahal na mahal na Lola (Susan Roces) napaka =palad ko po na naging parte kayo ng buhay ko.

"Salamat sa lahat ng kwentuhan, sa pangaral, at pagmamahal na binibigay nyo sa 'kin.

"Hindi man tayo tunay na magkadugo pero ang paghanga, pagrespeto, at pagmamahal ko sa inyo ay abot langit po!

"Happy happy Birthday, mahal na mahal kita..."

MESSAGE FROM SENATOR GRACE. For the senator's part, she posted two throwback photos: when she was a little girl and when she got married.

The caption read: "I am truly blessed to have been raised by a strong and caring woman like you.

"Your guidance and love is what keeps me strong and grounded, thank you for everything. Happy birthday, Mama :)"

Happy Birthday po!

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