Several stars generously shared their blessings with those in need after the Super Typhoon that hit the northern area of the country.
Over 300 Star Magic artists made time to attend the
biggest and most glamorous annual celebrity gathering of Star Magic artists
dubbed as Star Magic Ball 2016.
The premiere talent management arm’s up-and-coming,
first-timers, celebrated and senior stars, along with the ABS-CBN executives
including Chief Content Officer Charo Santos, President Carlo Katigbak,
Chairman Gabby Lopez and Head of Finance for Broadcast and News &
Current Affairs Cat Lopez.
Several VIPs were also in attendance such as Sen.
Sonny Angara with wife Tootsie, Sen. Grace Poe and Davao del Norte Anton
Lagdameo with wife Dawn Zulueta.
Some special non-Star Magic artists were also
present namely international racer Marlon Stockinger, TV hosts Luis Manzano
(who came as Jessy Mendiola’s date) and Billy Crawford (who came as Coleen
Garcia’s date), and Queen Mother Karla Estrada.
Sexy actresses Arci Muñoz and Ellen Adarna also
made it to the event along with King and Queen of RnB Kyla and Jay-R, and
Concert King Martin Nievera once again hosted the
In order to aid with the assistance of those
displaced and affected by the Super Typhoon Lawin up north that entered the
Philippine Area of Responsibility this week, a special part of the program had
the VIPs, celebrities and other guests pledging for donations. It was also
announced that proceeds of the ball would go to the typhoon victims.
As with other Star Magic Ball 2016, this year
commemorated two important people for Star Magic and ABS-CBN as a whole—they
are ABS-CBN chairman Gabby Lopez and ABS-CBN executive Freddie M. Garcia. A
montage of greetings for the two bosses from different members of the company
was also showed to the Star Magic Ball attendees.
In line with that, young singers CJ Navato, Kristel
Fulgar, Bailey May, Ylona Garcia, Darren Espanto and Alexa Ilacad performed a
Carole King medley as a surprise tribute to the person whom people fondly call
While seasoned performers composed of Martin,
Richard Poon, KZ and new Kapamilya Jona took on the Tony Bennett medley to
serenade one of Star Magic’s pillars, whom most people call as FMG.
Star Magic’s main man Johnny “Mr. M” Manahan
commemorated how FMG and EL3 helped build Star Magic.
The prime and bankable Star Magic artists were
invited during the latter part of the show, as led by Piolo Pascual, to offer a
toast for the two Kapamilya executives.
Among the stars who are part of the special toast
were John Lloyd Cruz, Jericho Rosales, Xian Lim, Kim Chiu, Sam Milby, Gerald
Anderson, Bea Alonzo, Maja Salvador, Zanjoe Marudo, Jodi Sta. Maria and the
prime love teams of DanRich composed of Daniel Matsunaga and Erich Gonzales,
LizQuen composed of Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil and KathNiel composed of
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.
The prestigious star-studded event had the
traditional cotillion segment, which was participated in by the budding Star
Magic artists and love teams while Jason Dy sang I Won’t Give Up in
The cotillion included Tommy Esguerra and Miho
Nishida, Sofia Andres and Diego Loyzaga, McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson, Sue
Ramirez and Ronnie Alonte, Grae Fernandez and Kira Balinger, Nash Aguas and
Jersey Boys stars
Nyoy Volante, Markki Stroem, Bibo Reyes and Rhenwyn Gabalonzo brought a part of
their successful show to the ball with a medley.
But the most awaited part of the night, as with
previous years, was the handing over of the special awards.
This year, Elisse Joson brought home the Ponds
Beautiful Belle of the Night award while John Lloyd Cruz took home the Metro and
H&M Style Award.
Meanwhile the Male and Female Stars of the Night
were Charo Santos and Gabby Lopez, while Liza Soberano and Zanjoe Marudo were
hailed as Star Magic Ball 2016’s Best Dressed Stars. The Couple of the Night
award was given to Sofia Andres and Diego Loyzaga.
Finally, Magpahanggang Wakas actor
Jericho Rosales received the prestigious Star Magic Icon award for his enduring
career in the business and under the talent management agency.