Misunderstood privilege

Everyone but everyone in town is currently reading — in the Internet — the ghastly revelations and experiences in “Manila sassiety” of a foreigner who once enjoyed “la vida loca” in Manila and Boracay…

There was nothing new and nothing earthshaking in his sordid retelling but it has nonetheless titillated all of Manila and the Filipinos worldwide, now hanging on tethers with his every spiteful word…

Despite thankfully not being a part of the hedonistic circles he described, I do understand the entire milieu.  And it did get me thinking, and thankful, that such situations are not in my realm of quotidian reality. Far too swank, too fast, too swish. To think that swank, fast, and swish have never been words associated with, or depictive of, polite society anywhere in the world.

Young and Fashionable Manila giggles with perverse delight at the whole affair, breezily dismissing it all as the entertaining chic-of-the-week, saying that they do it all anyway — the parties, the drugs, and the free sex, heterosexual and otherwise — so what’s the bother about it all…???

But in the hallowed enclaves of patrician Manila society — amidst the “beluga,” the “foie gras,” the white truffles, and the bubbling of the “Cristal Roederer” in the long, Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco-hung dining rooms, the whiffs of “Louis XIII” cognac and “Cohiba” cigars in the aromatic “narra”-paneled, Fernando Amorsolo and Vicente Manansala-hung libraries, the “Chanel,” the “Brioni,” the “Hermes” of the refined groups assembled — there are knowing glances, aristocratic smirks, expensive frowns, and rueful sighs at what has been generally regarded as irresponsible and distasteful behavior displayed by young individuals grudgingly acknowledged by society as somewhat their own.

It is a case of privilege misunderstood.

There is a patrician lady I know of distinguished family and impeccable lineage, still very rich in contemporary terms, who prides herself in her simple ways, aristocratic attitudes notwithstanding. We like to make fun behind her back because of her peculiar Old World disposition and insufferable snobbishness so anachronistic to these freewheeling times. But what she says unfailingly has stuck to my mind: “We have more than the others and we must be mindful of the responsibility that comes with it. Because we have been given more, it is our duty to help those with less, specially those with almost nothing. What we have is not meant for our luxury and self-indulgence, but for the upliftment of the less fortunate, specially the most unfortunate. We have a duty to make the most of ourselves with the best of education, hard work, professional achievement, and accumulation of resources all for the glory of God and the greater good of the community and country.”

I vividly recall the time when a dear, very sensible and very proper friend — one of the most patrician and affluent of the several heiresses of the venerable Lopez de Iloilo clan — firmly admonished her daughters to steer clear of people “who do not share our values” — the values of hard work, integrity, honesty, and simplicity. Without being in the least self-righteous, she proceeded to disallow contact even with relatives whom she sensed had questionable morals, false values, and debilitating psychological issues. Her authoritative behavior impressed me, and I realized that the traditional strength of the legendary Lopez ladies through the ages — Maria “Bibing” Lopez, Rosario “Sayong” Lopez de Santos, Paz Lopez de Laguda, Victoria Lopez de Araneta, Lilia Lopez de Jison — was presenting itself firsthand!!!



  1. upsilonian84 said,

    April 8, 2008 at 1:02 am

    hi again mr gonzalez,

    i do remember former justice camilo quiason and his son eric. as a neophyte and a “junior” brod, i used to go – along with the other brods – to their house in greenmeadows, i think. very erudite and cultured family. thanks for the response.

    all the best!


  2. April 4, 2008 at 1:00 am


    Thank you for your kind words about my silly blog. It is an honor for me that somebody from the University of the Philippines and an Upsilonian at that finds my nonsense [ and so many other people’s! ] worth reading. The blog started out as a personal repository of family stories but has morphed into a social archive of Old and Contemporary Philippines.

    My mother’s maternal side, the Quiasons, are a family of Upsilonians. My granduncle Serafin Aguilar Quiason Sr. was an early member. Both of his sons, former Supreme Court Justice Camilo Danganan Quiason and respected historian Dr. Serafin Danganan Quiason are Upsilonians. Former Justice Camilo Quiason’s only son, Atty. Eric Imamura Quiason, is also an Upsilonian.


    Toto Gonzalez

  3. upsilonian84 said,

    April 3, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    hi mr. gonzalez,

    congrats on your most interesting and fascinating blog. I just chanced upon this when i googled the late great jeweller fe panlilio’s name and was led to this wonderful blog. i’ve spent the better part of today going through the archives and the comments and to say that i’ve been riveted would be an understatement. while i cannot claim to be anywhere near “alta sociedad” or “DBF,” this blog still makes for an excellent commentary and reminiscences on philippine high society. looking forward to your future entries!


  4. zippo said,

    March 30, 2008 at 12:31 am


    Let me explain myself. The blog had an entry entitled “For the Straight Men who Read my Blog”. The blog then put a cheesy picture of a girlie magazine cover with the caption:

    “This posting is in honor of all the poor straight guys who read my blog. And suffer through all the gay stuff. You are most likely tired of all my ‘pink’ problems. So this is just for you.”

    I then posted the following comment: “Thanks. Now, any sexy pictures/videos of Wendy?” What can I say, M. She IS hot and I plead guilty to the fact that I’ve always had the hots for her ever since I first met her ( some of her cousins have married into my family and I met her during the weddings and in some parties ).

    OK, Toto knows this: my wife gave birth a few months ago. Unfortunately, she has this thing called post-partum depression and she left our home taking our kids. It’s not been very easy so my judgment may be a bit cloudy lately. I’m hoping for the best and we’ve at least agreed to see a counselor / shrink. But she still hasn’t gone back home yet and I really miss them. Considering my situation, a little porn once in a while is forgivable don’t you think?

    Again, sorry if you were offended.


  5. zippo said,

    March 29, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    What can I say? She IS hot.

    Sorry if you were offended.


  6. matutina said,

    March 29, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Anonymous said…
    Thanks. Now, any sexy pictures/videos of Wendy?


    March 28, 2008 8:49 PM

    Zippo ,

    I did not know you were that low as to post that comment in Br*an Gor*ell’s blog!!! The nerve of you… Playboy!

    No regards
    No best wishes.


  7. RMDU said,

    March 28, 2008 at 7:38 am

    i’m a super brian gorrell supporter. i think our country needs a public shame forum–haha. nothing else seems to be working.

    i’m very young but i’ve met some high society people who are members of illustrious clans and most of them have struck me as generous, kind, philanthropic. they truly embody the spirit of giving back. they work to help and not to just be seen at whatever the hip spot is for the week. i’m so ashamed of this “party hearty” generation. as the “radioactive sago” project album title goes, “ang daming nagugutom sa mundo, fashionista ka pa rin!”

    btw, you have an excellently written blog. 😀

  8. matutina said,

    March 28, 2008 at 1:49 am


    Teacher: What medical procedure is used to remove tonsils?

    Tim: Ma’am, tonsillectomy…

    Teacher: Correct! What medical procedure is used to remove the appendix?

    Celine: Ma’am, appendectomy po ma’am…

    Teacher: Correct! Last question, Brian, what medical procedure is used to remove bad breath?

    Brian: Ma’am, is it Celinedonttalktome ma’am?

  9. Jules said,

    March 25, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    “rkfkfndgnklgmb said,
    March 19, 2008 at 8:07 am

    We can make a movie out of this. I bet it will be a blockbuster.

    Title: “Swindler’s List”
    Starring: Sam Milby as Brian Gorrell; Ogie Diaz as DJ Montano; Pokwang as Celin* Lopez; Mr. Shooli as Atty. Oliveros; Nanette Inventor as Tina T*nio; Gr*tchen Barret*o as *mily Lopez; IC Mendroza as Tim Y*p; and Roderick Paulate as Marcel Cr*spo.”

    Jules: Will watch out for it! bwahahaha

  10. zippo said,

    March 25, 2008 at 11:48 am

    One lady with substance just passed away. I shall always remember Tita Chito Madrigal-Collantes. As a kid, her mere presence at my mom’s parties would scare the bejeezuz out of me (she was still Miss Madrigal then during the 1970s). However, beneath that stern and steely facade lay a woman with a generous heart and a brilliant mind.

    She was probably the best and most gracious wife of a Foreign Affairs Minister/Secretary our country ever had.

    Z 😦

  11. rkfkfndgnklgmb said,

    March 22, 2008 at 9:28 am


  12. CSL said,

    March 19, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    To set things straight, I have known Celine for a long time, she might be jaded and wacky at times but she is a sweet lady. I mean we all have our mistakes. And if she even maligned anybody she should accept whatever consequences will come out of it. But she does not deserve the mudslinging and harassment she is getting from this Aussie who got blinded and folled by a ***** ****** *******. I feel for all the people who got into this mess.

    To Toto, thanks for making this blog. It helps me know more about the past. A past which I only hear from the elders of my family. Btw, I’m one of your younger readers. I am not even sure if we have met or if you were at the party thrown by Chef Gene for Brother Andrew at Cafe Ysabel a few years back.

  13. March 19, 2008 at 8:07 am

    We can make a movie out of this. I bet it will be a blockbuster.

    Title: “Swindler’s List”
    Starring: Sam Milby as Brian Gorrell; Ogie Diaz as DJ Montano; Pokwang as Celin* Lopez; Mr. Shooli as Atty. Oliveros; Nanette Inventor as Tina T*nio; Gr*tchen Barret*o as *mily Lopez; IC Mendroza as Tim Y*p; and Roderick Paulate as Marcel Cr*spo.

  14. Garganta Inflamada said,

    March 18, 2008 at 10:24 pm


    Well, you would be well-positioned to start a social ‘realignment,’ wouldn’t you? 😉


  15. zippo said,

    March 18, 2008 at 12:47 am


    I envision a Philippines WITHOUT oligarchs. I’d dare say I’d sacrifice taste for social equality.

    Z 🙂

  16. Garganta Inflamada said,

    March 17, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    I totally agree with what RGL-LL-A-T wrote about his/her clan. Have known a few of them, and even the lesser lights; they are much maligned for all the quiet, good work that they do — compared to other showy, hither-come-lately avaricious clans (one in particular, whose Leyteno roots are showing, comes to mind) who also had their claws on Meralco at one time.

    What has that other clan done but rape and pillage the country and suck the juice of its existence? What restitution did they ever do? Nada.

    If only more of the RP’s oligarchs were like the Lopezes.


  17. JLB said,

    March 17, 2008 at 9:06 am

    When Junjie Lopez was still alive, he helped a lot of poor people in Iloilo. He also fed them cakes…

    Does the daughter of AJL really eat mint green crayons?

  18. March 17, 2008 at 3:49 am


    I transferred your comment to “About Toto Gonzalez” where it belongs.


    Toto Gonzalez

  19. March 17, 2008 at 3:36 am


    Knowing several members of The Lopez Clan, I agree wholeheartedly.

    Toto Gonzalez

  20. MRGL-LL-A-T said,

    March 17, 2008 at 3:28 am

    And one final word on the LOPEZ OF ILOILO:

    Like all VERY large and extended families where each generation is multiplied by the hundreds, there will be the occasional lunatic and miscreant, but as a whole we are a group of hardworking, unassuming, frugal people who have been brought up with strong values and principles.

    Yes, we are a cast of colorful and eccentric Characters who possess contradicting traits of unscrupulous frugality and unbridled caprices. Many of us are larger than life, but the majority are unassuming, retiring individuals who never make it to the newsprint except for, alas, their obituaries ( or even that. )

    We were taught to care for the less fortunate, to be modest about our accomplishments, to avoid talking about money; and to know the value of things rather than their cost.

    Many have accomplished great things.

  21. periphery said,

    March 17, 2008 at 3:03 am

    anonymous… “bato, bato sa langit, tamaan huwag magalit.”


    are you leveraged up the wazoo, too? just like the electricity and water enterprises? or that pretentious shithole near the pasig river? mwahahaha.


  22. anonymous said,

    March 17, 2008 at 12:14 am

    periphery, cut the crap. You’re better off there in your ****** hole with your ******** life in the west coast!

  23. periphery said,

    March 16, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    “And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required”

    Luke 12:48

  24. March 16, 2008 at 4:40 am

    Sor Benedicta.

    Sure. I’ve heard the same story all over. Don’t worry. We will double the size of our “regalos” to the bishops of CBCP. And I will make it a point to think of you whenever I fornicate. A right that you are clearly denied of.

  25. periphery said,

    March 15, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    MERALCO owes multi-billions to the Filipino people, by way of PSALM and NAPOCOR. Multi-billions. And billions more. The government should just foreclose and be done with the whole sorry affair. Typical mismanagement, just like that sad little water enterprise with Lyonnaise des Eaux. *snigger*

    Ooops, back to the topic at hand. That Aussie’s blog is wickedly delicious. Perfect illustration of just how vapid and lemming like some sectors of Manila society are. My only regret is that I was out of town as the whole thing was exploding, and I “discovered” it too late for me to read any of the comments.

  26. Wasn't-Born-Yesterday said,

    March 15, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    rrbstghbtrgvrghtrer said,
    March 13, 2008 at 2:19 am

    Mind you, every great wealth came from questionable roots.


    What a ridiculous, self-deluded piece of drivel.

    Like most generalizations, borne of misinformation and total ignorance.

    What an insult to honest, hard-working people who have achieved a lot thru sheer persistence, diligence, creating their own lucky breaks along the way, and using their acumen to pursue their goals.

    So you’re foolishly telling me that:

    * Warren Buffet from Omaha, Nebraska, used soldiers from the National Guard or Guardia Civil or whatever to find long-buried Spanish gold, and start his Bershire Hathaways fortune.

    * The Henry Sys cheated and imprisoned rivals in order to build his retail empire — not to mention giving employment and livelihood to thousands of people.

    * That Bill Gates’, Larry Ellisons, Dado Banataos, Steve Jobs’ and Sergey Brizny’s and all those young lions of this world first became Congressmen and Senators and profited from kickbacks and had their hand in the public till, to create their billion-dollar portfolios. By your ill reasoning, forget God-given intelligence and acumen.

    * The Z*bels, the Ortig*ses, the Tuas*ns — I wonder how many people they had buried alive to gain their large real estate holdings? OK, they had a headstart in being favored by the Spanish crown — but is that their fault or of their own devious device and machinations — unlike a certain past regime in the supposed democratic Republic of the Philippines?

    * I guess Walt Disney must’ve worked the Seven Dwarfs to death, so to speak, so he could build his empire of imagination and giving joy to others — let alone forgetting the years he struggled as a lone visionary and even mortgaging his own home in order to build the original Disneyland?

    * Or the Waltons must’ve had rich Martian ancestors who landed in Little Rock, Arkansas, with their green money and decided to build Walmart’s — selling pairs of socks or Rubbermaid doodads at $1.29 a shot?

    I could go on and on to totally blow your distorted, self-serving assertion outta the water.

    Why don’t you mix with the Mafia, or the Colombian drug lords or some of those new Russian billionaires?

    Just because you enjoy such ill-gotten riches, doesn’t mean everybody else who has great means, gained it the same way. Stop bringing other people with integrity down to your level and justifying your own shady past and hence, present miserable existence. So, shame on you.

    As the old adage goes — misery LOVES COMPANY — and nowhere is it truer than here.

  27. Sor Benedicta "Binky" von Socram said,

    March 14, 2008 at 6:15 am

    drgdrgfrdgerdgferdfdsvd said,
    March 13, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Whilst I may have tasted money stolen from the proletariat, that does not mean I am anymore dirty compared to you.


    Oh please, don’t make me gag in my wimples..

    Until you return all that “stolen loot” from the poor, suffering people. identify yourself and denounce the others of your circle, I assure you the portals of heaven will NOT be open to you and your like. If anything, you and the V*rs, the Dis*nis, the Cue*ncas, the Ilus*rios, the Tant*cos, the Ponce-En*iles, ad nauseam, WILL ALL BURN IN HELL!!!

    I cannot in good conscience put in a good word for you.

    In prayer,
    Sor Benedicta

  28. anonymous said,

    March 14, 2008 at 4:27 am


    i apologize for my irresponsible comments about the incest thing and about MERALCO… i was just disgusted about the monopoly thing but i have nothing against the Lopez Family of Iloilo. I know some of your clan’s numerous philanthropic donations and i think you are a noble woman.

    again, my sincerest apologies… this is really me, as “anonymous,” who posted that comment dated 12 March 2008 at 4:17 a.m..

  29. ate_luds said,

    March 14, 2008 at 4:05 am

    hijo dearest,

    why didn’t you post my comments about “so*zyhop*er’s” identity and about his lover?

    i don’t take it against celin* if she takes her “vitamins”… most, if not all, true blueblooded royalettes, the young-now, and the young-before, and the not-so-young all took their “vitamins” at one point, or even up to now… remember the guy who rammed his car inside the lobby of a hotel in makati since he was “high”? took too many “vitamins” i guess… please pass more “vitamins” to celin*, please..

    according to my grandniece and her classmates, celin* dearest was a nice girl in school before… although they found it weird that she nibbled on and ate green colored crayons… when they asked why… the dear girl said it tasted like mint. for the sake of this planet… please pass more “vitamins” to celin*… who-on-earth would want to say such nasty things about the poor little girl who’s nice?

  30. ate_luds said,

    March 14, 2008 at 4:01 am

    hello, toto…why didn’t you post my comments?

  31. MRGL-LL-A-T said,

    March 14, 2008 at 3:43 am

    anonymous said:

    yes, your bunch are very enterprising all right but also a very incestuous family… do i need to enumerate and elaborate?


    Like any other family, there are “skeletons” in the clan closet. But incest is NOT one of them.

  32. March 14, 2008 at 3:16 am


    No, she’s not MA-T.

    She’s someone very low-key but very well-known in high circles, needless to say very rich.

    Toto Gonzalez

  33. March 13, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Sor Benedicta, you should put yourself in the rightful religious place that you should be.

    Be like Lola Bellarmine. Sor Dulce Acereda Romualdez of Holy Ghost College. Madre Superior. A nice woman too. Whilst I may have tasted money stolen from the proletariat, that does not mean I am anymore dirty compared to you.

  34. ate_luds said,

    March 13, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    For the sake of this planet… please pass more “vitamins” to celin*… who-on-earth would want to say such nasty things about poor little celine who’s nice?

  35. Sor Benedicta "Binky" von Socram said,

    March 13, 2008 at 2:48 pm


  36. Sor Benedicta "Binky" von Socram said,

    March 13, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    rrbstghbtrgvrghtrer??? said,

    And oh, let’s not cite the heirs of Lola Gl*cy R*stia-T*ntoco here. The T*ntocos are very nice no matter where their wealth came.

    Mind you, every great wealth came from questionable roots.


    Oh, look whoooooo’s back — under one of her many Hydra guises…

    Chiming in again with his/her generalized, misery-loves-all-company view that “… every greath wealth came from questionable roots…” Feeling guilty perhaps? Haven’t heard from Michelle Duvalier or Jasmina Hussein in a long while? At least, you had a modicum of decency to admit that your family survives today thanks to having sponged off of “El Ladron Supremo Ilocano del Siglo XXe.” Why don’t you go all the way — and admit who you are? That’ll be very therapeutic for your soul.

    Re the T*ntocos: we ALL know where most of their lucre came from — including the ambassadorship-cum-guns in the Roman hills. The least they can be is “nice” ( probably to the right people ) considering “Lola” Glicer*a would’ve given Leona Helmsley a run for her money in the underlings-treatment department. Thank God those 2 harridans are off this planet.

    With great humility,

    Sor Benedicta

  37. anonymous said,

    March 13, 2008 at 11:40 am

    MRGL-LL-A-T said,
    March 13, 2008 at 10:52 am

    The Lopezes are so enterprising, some of them are now thinking of marketing mother’s milk. And we get accused of making money out of poor people’s backs!

    I don’t think they are young, the blog fans.
    yes, your bunch are very enterprising all right but also a very incestuous family… do i need to enumerate and elaborate?

  38. ate_luds said,

    March 13, 2008 at 11:36 am

    hijo dearest,

    why did you erase my comments about soozyhopper? the soozyhopper blog was written by rm… right augusto?… i’m just wondering who this rb is… never heard of him but i heard he is super close to mr. soozyhopper himself…….

    toto… you gotta write about the orgies being done in town… and about the philandering husbands who prefer men to women…

    it ain’t bad to do crack… it’s been done since time immemorial in manila… pass the cocaine, please…

  39. anonymous said,

    March 13, 2008 at 11:03 am

    MRGL-LL-A-T said,
    March 13, 2008 at 10:36 am

    But for “anonymous” to say that the Lopezes made money out of the
    backs of poor people because of MERALCO is such a big piece of baloney. Class envy. As a stockholder of Meralco, I am “——!” as those stocks are but “wallpaper”!!!

    Class envy? i dont think so. im also a stockholder of ——-… i’m comfortable in my own right, thank you.

  40. MRGL-LL-A-T said,

    March 13, 2008 at 10:52 am

    The Lopezes are so enterprising, some of them are now thinking of marketing mother’s milk. And we get accused of making money out of poor people’s backs!

    I don’t think they are young, the blog fans.

  41. A-LL-S said,

    March 13, 2008 at 10:49 am

    These people are ignorant of the truth. Is it because they are young? They should make an effort to discover/research etc. before making blank statements.

  42. MRGL-LL-A-T said,

    March 13, 2008 at 10:47 am

    We are all in agreement. And you should voice this out to the “ignoramuses” out there. But then, can one convince the obstinate?

  43. A-LL-S said,

    March 13, 2008 at 10:40 am

    The Lopezes made their money from hard work and frugality. Our grandparents had to share one egg and each one got their “share” by putting the toothpick inside and eating what the toothpick held.

    No Lopez made their money out of some people’s misery. On the contrary –– the Lopez-Villanueva ( Eugenio and Marcelo ) are truly blessed because the Villanuevas fed the poor during a famine and one pope ( I think it is Pope Urban VII ) gave them a blessing that their descendants up to the seventh generation ( we are in the fifth ) will never run out of money.

    Very, very true.

  44. MRGL-LL-A-T said,

    March 13, 2008 at 10:36 am

    But for “anonymous” to say that the Lopezes made money out of the
    backs of poor people because of MERALCO is such a big piece of baloney… Class envy. As a stockholder of MERALCO, I am “——!” as those stocks are but “wallpaper”!!!

    Lopez Cousins, defend our lineage!!!

  45. LADY LUXIE said,

    March 13, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Hello. I would just like to say that I am glad to have found your blog. I am quite the nostalgic person often longing and dreaming of the grandeur and elegance of years long gone. Your blog makes it seem like I am there. And your flowing manner of writing makes it so clear for me to see, smell, and hear everything beautiful that is in your mind.

    Truly, I will be here often.

  46. zippo said,

    March 13, 2008 at 3:38 am

    Good for you for saving all the entries, ate luds.

    Hope somebody did the same for that “so*zyhop*er” blog. 🙂

    Z 🙂

  47. ate_luds said,

    March 13, 2008 at 3:32 am

    hijo… what happened to soozyhopper? he is rm right? but who is this certain rb? never heard of him but he is very close to soozyhopper…
    snorting cocaine is nothing among the manila crowd… it has been happening for such a long time now…
    pass the cocaine please…

  48. missedit said,

    March 13, 2008 at 2:28 am

    i was just out for a week and i missed this thing explode!

  49. March 13, 2008 at 2:19 am

    And oh, let’s not cite the heirs of Lola Glecy Rustia-Tantoco here. The Tantocos are very nice no matter where their wealth came.

    Mind you, every great wealth came from questionable roots.

    So many people used to be like that you know. Taking drugs and all. It’s just that some forget self-control ( i.e. Celin* ) and in the process bring down the family name altogether like a house of cards.

  50. March 13, 2008 at 2:11 am

    Zippo, my family benefited from the patronage of Apo Marcos but at this instance I must say that I sympathize with the Manila Lopezes — the wealthier Eugenio Lopezes who have yet to lose their heads and become the ugly monster that is Celin* R*lucio Lopez.

    If anything, I would hope Celin* should look to the legal daughter of her father. That kind yet quietly determined girl of Angelina “Chona” Mejia-Lopez now married to the venerable Senator of Cebu, Sergio “Serge” Osmena III. She inherited the good heart and good sense of Dona Mariquit.

    Celin*, it seems, pales in comparison to her very friendly grandfather Vice-President Fernando Lopez. At least he surrounded himself with friends who brought him honor and financial stability. Celin* R*lucio Lopez not only surrounded herself with hedonistic girls wanting to hook up with every white man in Boracay and occasionally every black man for a perennial “blow” party — she actually brought all this uncontrollable dirt to the doorsteps of the Lopezes of Wack-Wack, Forbes Park, Ayala Heights, the arrondissements of Paris, to Australia — everywhere.

    A shame indeed.

    I agree with MRGL-LL-A-T.

  51. March 13, 2008 at 2:00 am

    For a mere 80,000 dollars Celin* destroyed whatever little respect non-believers have towards this second ******** family of Albert*to’s. I’m revolted.

    You know, I came across a column once about how Celin* was described as a granddaughter of Mariquit Javellana. MY GOD. That poor, nice old woman’s name being invoked for some bratty provincial heiress that is Celin*! Why, I would not wonder if Dona Mariquit would rise from the grave and kick Celin* and Em*ly off “Roca Encantada”…

  52. March 13, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Ugh. That ugly brown model *melda R*lucio and her drug addict illegitimate writer-wannabe Celin*. The nerve of her to prance around Iloilo like that. My goodness. Can’t she be a little more private than her other Fernando Lopez cousin, *lana Lopez Montelibano? Celin* and *melda a.k.a. Em*ly give me the creeps. Those two are ucky social climbers within the large Lopez family. So many people say the Albert*to Lopezes are beautiful compared to the heirs of Eugenio Lopez. Ugh. I place my chips on the Don Eugenio Lopezes anytime, those part-Greek, French, and American grandchildren… those far more cosmopolitan and wealthy-beyond-the haciendas-of-Iloilo-and-Negros heirs of the eldest child of Don Ening. They don’t know the F*rnando Lopez line is tainted with mental problems. Insanity I tell you.

  53. ate_luds said,

    March 12, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    wasn’t it that social climbing “eventologist” writer of the Inquirer ( before he was fired for using that paper’s name to get freebies for his friends from several businesses in boracay ) who featured his friend gr*tchen barret*o and her lashing out at *melda coj*angco? he now writes for the Star.

    i just went to the blog of that aussie and what caught my ire was how this eventologist looked down on the filipina lesbian friend of this aussie guy during a party. the filipina friend was just in a simple get-up. the eventologist told the filipino bf of this aussie: “who invited that ‘dog’?!!!” the nerve.

    from this aussie’s latest postings… he said he will close down his blog permanently including all the comments.

    but i already copied and saved all his blog entries including ALL the comments from his readers… so… it will be useless.

  54. zippo said,

    March 12, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Excuse me, anonymous, but the Marcoses have nothing to do with what happened. Far from it.

    The Lopezes and Montanos cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be considered as Marcos cronies. Get your facts straight, anonymous.

    Ever heard of Celine’s late uncle, Geny, who was jailed during Martial Law together with Celine’s own brother-in-law, Serge Osmeña? Or Celine’s own grandfather, Fernando, whom Marcos removed as his Vice President?

    Ever heard of DJ’s Lolo, the Delfin Montano, who was removed by Marcos as Governor of Cavite and who had to flee to the US when Martial Law was declared?

    Further, The Tantoco grandson is dead and had been dead even before this very sorry incident between DJ and Brian happened so let’s keep him out of it.


    P.S. Anonymous, I’m not being an apologist for DJ and Celine. If they did anything bad against Brian, then they deserve to be punished. I’m just trying to keep out the names of innocent dead people from being dragged into tis mess. And believe me, what a mess this has become 🙂

  55. ate_luds said,

    March 12, 2008 at 8:54 am

    the brother is a h********* ( please don’t delete the h********* word ).

  56. ate_luds said,

    March 12, 2008 at 8:53 am

    she is the ******* granddaughter of the former vice president.

  57. ate_luds said,

    March 12, 2008 at 6:16 am

    Seriously. Everybody knows Celin* L*pez is a crack addict. What else is there to expect from the ******* granddaughter of former Vice President Fernando Lopez? Eeek! Like mother, like daughter. Both trying to be models, trying to be accepted. Both with no respect, at the very least, for the name they barely carry. Both wannabe socialites with fake baubles and skimming off the Lopez wealth.

  58. anonymous said,

    March 12, 2008 at 4:17 am

    celin* l*pez used to date v*ctor consun*i..what happened?

    and wasn’t she the best friend of that t*ntoco kid who died due to an overdose of E or something?

    tsk, tsk…

    all the children of former marcos loyalists are getting the KARMA for wasting the poor Filipino people’s money on drugs and martinis as well as designer bags and shoes. no wonder our country is a mess.

    all the wealth has concentrated on these cronies’ children.

    as you know, the t*ntocos were marcos cronies who were involved in smuggling their goods that is why they are so huge now.

    same with the l*pezes who amassed a lot of wealth from the poor people due to their monopoly of electricity with MERALCO.

    other people in the “guc*i gang” are either sons of these so called hispanics who conquered the philippines and have become what they are now: good for nothing social butterflies who do coke as a hobby.

    what a waste!!!

  59. anonymous said,

    March 12, 2008 at 3:27 am

    as for celin* l*pez and her family, ( i’m a true blue ilongga ), no one likes them in iloilo. her parents were politicians in guimaras ( an island near iloilo ) and they oppressed a lot of people. her brother, on the other hand, has a lot of girls that he uses as “fronts” so no one will expose him for the *** that he is!

  60. March 11, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    It’s getting quite qu’ils mangent de brioche with the crowd of commenters suggesting the poor boy take it global, starting with Perez Hilton!

  61. Garganta Inflamada said,

    March 11, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Is it by now-tainted chef, J. Towers, once associated with “Stars”?

    Yes, please give the link.

  62. HRH said,

    March 11, 2008 at 1:36 pm


    there you go..

  63. Ritard Goliamco said,

    March 11, 2008 at 12:32 am

    toto dear,

    what’s the website to this scandale in la perla manila?

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