Family reunions are usually the season's much-awaited and must-not-miss events.
Kids look forward to their regalo and ampao. The titos and titas sing with videoke like there's no tomorrow. The lolos and lolas are simply happy to see all their children, grandchildren, even great grandchildren have a good time.
The picture taking is seemingly endless.
Look at the Pangilinan family.
There was a shot involving Mrs. Emma Pangilinan, her children, and their espouses; there was another featuring the grown-up apos; there was also a batch for all the kids.
It was the matriarch's first Christmas without her husband Donato Pangilinan Jr., who died on January 4, 2016.
The Pangilinan cousins also welcomed the newest member of the clan, their first pamangkin, Nataleia Martine, daughter of Paolo Valenciano and Sam Godinez.
With Gab Valenciano's gadget, this shot—the groufie's top view—became possible.
The Sotto clan's annual get-together also gathered 20 famous names in showbiz, politics, and sports led by Senator Tito Sotto and wife Helen Gamboa and Vic Sotto and wife Pauleen Luna.
Vic's daughter Danica and her family didn't make it to the reunion.
Another star-studded reunion was that of the Eigenmanns.
According to Cherie Gil, 60 came and the number was just a fraction of her mom Rosemarie Gil's fambam.
Missing in the photo was Gabby Eigenmann's family which is presently in New York City, where he met up with Cherie's ex-husband Roni Rogoff and their kids Bianca and Rafael.