PAANDAR 2017: 10 showbiz icons who graced Magandang Buhay this year

Our mornings got even brighter as 10 Philippine entertainment icons graced Magandang Buhay this year. They inspired us with their brilliant words of wisdom, witty anecdotes and overwhelming presence and the three momshie hosts helped us to know them better, be enlightened with the issues relating to them, and get a grasp of the lesser known aspects in their lives.

Aga Muhlach

His lengthy and heartfelt “love letter” to former loveteam partner Lea Salonga for her souvenir coffee-table book Playlist: A Celebration of 35 Years published in 2013 unearthed by their fans got the cyberspace wild. So in his guesting, Aga had the chance to explain it and said that he’s happy and contented with the relationship they have now, not to mention that both their spouses are shipping their tandem as well.

Vilma Santos

A mother to two amazing young men, 32 love-filled years with husband former Senator Ralph Recto, consistently having the trust of her constituents for 19 years, and a comfortable life. Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto has absolutely nothing more to ask for other than the tight bond, health, and safety for her family.


Piolo Pascual

Did you know that Piolo almost decided not to further pursue a showbiz career? He revealed that his curiosity about faith made him consider being a priest and a pastor during his younger years. However, a church leader discouraged him to do so, emphasizing that his influence as an actor is enough for him to share the Word of God and be a good example to others.


Ogie Alcasid

The Original Pilipino Music stalwart found it hard to hold back his tears when he and daughter Leila exchanged sappy messages. He’s thankful that after being away from each other for a very long time, they finally are together and his firstborn gets along well with his new family.

Lea Salonga

It’s been years since she her last flick with Aga Muhlach, but the thrill their “babes” (as what their tandem’s avid fans call themselves) felt for their team-up remains the same up to now. Lea Salonga recounted why a real life relationship didn’t work out for them and maybe they’re better off as on-screen partners and friends.

With the incessant inquiries regarding their next movie, the Broadway Diva answered in jest by saying “Humopia pa kayo,” as she brought hopia during her appearance in the morning show.


Robin Padilla

We all know that Robin Padilla met his wife Mariel Rodriguez during his two-week hosting stint in the defunct noontime program Wowowee and gladly imparted how their flame started through love letters and serenades.

He actually thought that their connection would stop on his last day in the show, but it further blossomed as they again shared the stage in a subsequent Kapamilya noontime show Pilipinas Win na Win, which they both hosted in 2010. They realized then that it was for keeps.

They are now happily married for seven years and hands-on parents to Baby Isabella.

Sharon Cuneta

The Megastar got emotional after hearing her The Voice Kids protégé Antonetthe Tismo’s rendition of “Pangarap na Bituin”, which was written by her friend and discoverer Willy Cruz. The prolific composer and OPM icon died last April 2017.

Korina Sanchez

Lulubog-lilitaw laging magkasama”. This was how broadcaster Korina Sanchez described their eight year-marriage with former Senator Mar Roxas as photos of them taking their diving courses together were flashed on the screen.

As she showed off her kitchen skills, it was revealed that she makes sure to cook for her husband every Valentine’s Day, since he prefers physical affection more than material gifts.

Boy Abunda

Before he nabbed the King of Talk title, Boy Abunda experienced a lot of hardships in life since childhood. It wasn’t really perfect because they lived in poverty and he got bullied because of his sexual preference, but the love, support, and respect of his parents made him strong and confident.

Apart from that, he also related why he always gets emotional when he talks about Momshie Karla Estrada and Daniel Padilla for the reason that he knew them well and witnessed how they overcame the struggles during the Teen King’s younger years.

Vice Ganda

He never fails to make us laugh with his on-point and hilarious banters through his appearances, but the Unkabogable Star always get sentimental when it comes to his Momshie Rosario. But he kept his heartwarming message for her light by inserting a little humor.

He also gave wise yet witty love advice to Magandang Buhay viewers in time for Valentine’s Day.

Filipinos adore and adulate these icons, who all entertained and inspired us through the years. Giving audiences the opportunity to even know them more as real persons in Magandang Buhay is truly overwhelming and unforgettable.