[COLUMN] Showbiz powerhouse couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera heads August birthday celebrants

Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, known as the Primetime King and Queen of GMA, heads the roster of birthday celebrants for the summer month of August. Dingdong celebrates his birthday on Tuesday, August 2, while Marian celebrates her birthday on Friday, August 12.Photo from Instagram/@marianrivera

PHILIPPINE silver screen’s happily married couple and Kapuso Channel 7 Primetime King and Queen Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, who were married on December 30, 2014, heads the roster of birthday celebrants for this summer month of August.

The couple, who stars in a new sitcom entitled “Jose & Maria’s Bonggang Villa,” have two children: Zia, 6, and Sixto, 3. They are said to be very happy with their new project as it is a dream come true for them.

“It’s not just a job or a task as an actor, it’s also very, very personal for us because this is our dream,” Dingdong was quoted as saying in an April 2022 presscon. “Aside from teaming up wth each other again for a project, it’s also a dream for us to be part of a show that we are co-producing and creating.”

“This is a dream for us, especially for myself as it has been a while that I haven’t been involved in a primetime project so I told Dong that I can’t believe that this is really happening. It’s been my dream to have a sitcom with Dong, and this is that dream,” Marian said on her part at the same presser.

Dingdong, the lead actor in many of GMA-7’s teleseryes, celebrates his birthday on Tuesday, August 2, while his wife, Marian, celebrates her birthday on Friday, August 12.

Aside from their TV and movie projects, both Dingdong and Marian are one of the sought-after product endorsers in the Philippines, and also have an established presence on social media platforms. Dingdong is the founding chairman of YesPinoy Foundation and has a film studio (AgostoDos Pictures). Marian, meanwhile, has a popular vlog on YouTube, and was a judge at the 2021 Miss Universe Pageant.

Other celebrities who are celebrating their birthdays this month are:

August 1: Action star Cesar Montano, Daly City community leader Vilma Guinto Peoro, former Club Royale Queen Maria Clara Mendoza Viray;

Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha celebrates her birthday on Wednesday, August 3.
Photo from Instagram/@lanimisalucha

August 3: Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha, who now resides in the Philippines;

August 4: Former U.S. President Barack Obama (who celebrates his 61st birthday), Filipina dance choreographer Maribeth Bichara;

Gary Valenciano, known as Mr. Pure Energy in the Philippine entertainment world, celebrates his birthday on Saturday, August 6.
Photo from Instagram/@garyvalenciano

August 6: Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano;

San Jose businesswoman Meriam Charisma celebrates her birthday on Sunday, August 7.

August 7: San Jose businesswoman Meriam Charisma;

August 10: Former TV host and actress Mariel Rodriguez who is happily married to action star Robin Padilla;

August 11: San Francisco Mayor London Breed;

San Francisco Mayor London Breed celebrates her birthday on Thursday, August 11.File photo www.sfgov.org
Handsome, talented and award-winning actor Aga Muhlach celebrates his birthday on Friday, August 12.
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August 12: Actor Aga Muhlach, actress/TV host/dancer/model Iza Calzado;

August 13: State Farm Insurance agent Ramon Petros;

Elaine Estabrooks, a San Francisco caregiver, celebrates her birthday on Monday, August 15.

August 15: Filipina caregiver Elaine Estabrooks;

August 19: Filipina fashion model Jessica Apolinario Devine;

August 20: Actress and former beauty queen Jean Saburit, the late undisputed King of Philippine Movies Fernando Poe Jr., realtor Raquel Mapote;

Asia’s Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales celebrates her birthday on Monday, August 22.
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August 22: Asia’s Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales, actress Jean Garcia, former beauty queen Carolyn Masibay;

August 23: TV host-singer Nikki Gil;

August 24: Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan;

August 27: Actor-singer Ogie Alcasid, comedian/actress Pokwang, the late movie queen Amalia Fuentes;

San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa (left) celebrates his birthday on Sunday, August 28. He is shown in photo above with close friend, beauty impresario Ferdie Villar.

August 28: San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa;

August 30: Actor/singer/comedian/director Edgar Mortiz;

Tony Bayudan, who works in San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa’s office, celebrates his birthday on Wednesday, August 31.

August 31: Broadway star Rachelle Ann Go-Spies (who will turn 34), veteran actor Karim-Kiram, Daly City political leader Tony Bayudan.

To all August birthday celebrants, many more Happy Birthdays to come!

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