Light is a symbol of hope and guidance – wakes us up in the morning and lulls us to sleep at night. In the lives of these Star Magic artists, light and joy are found in friendship, companionship, and love. In this video, these stars thank their ‘liwanag at ligaya’!
For Vivoree Esclito, the transition from ‘promdi’ to Manila girl was difficult and quite scary. But all thanks to Jessa Casalta, her constant companion in her city life, she was able to survive the new experiences and homesickness. She treats her like an older sister. Vivoree expressed appreciation for Jessa’s dedication and for being the only family she has away from her hometown. She is lucky to have a caring ‘ate’ who is easily pleased with the simple things.
Nikko Natividad carries this tough yet happy-go-lucky demeanor. But behind the cameras, he is a sentimental family man to non-showbiz partner Cielo Eusebio and their unico hijo Aiden.
Years’ worth of memories shared and trials surpassed after, Nikko is certain he has found true light and joy in Cielo. “Ikaw ang liwanag ng buhay kasi kasi alam mo naman, noong mga panahong wala ako sa sarili ko, ginamot mo ako ng pagmamahal mo at binigyan mo ako ng isang mabait na bata na si Aiden. Naging strong, good person, at good daddy ako dahil sa inyo,” he told her. Those sweet words were returned by a much, much sweeter embrace.
Robi Domingo and his personal assistant Leriza Samson make up a goofy tandem – no wonder she never got tired of taking care of him for the past 12 years. Ate Inday, as she’s fondly called, hails from Bacolod and is one of the Domingo family’s longest household help. She has become a stable figure in Robi’s life that he can fully entrust her with everything. After a hilarious moment, Robi announced that he will give Ate Inday her dream gadget as a Christmas gift.
Maymay Entrata calls herself blessed to have Patricia Canete, her best friend of 17 years. She said Patricia is a witness to her humble beginnings and her amazing journey in showbiz. And in times when the fame and glory get quite overwhelming, Patricia is her constant reminder to stay grounded and to give back. Their friendship is grounded in honesty, patience, and care, so Maymay knows she has someone who will stick up for her.
“Sabay kaming nagsimula nang walang wala. At ang pina-importante, sabay kaming natuto sa pagtahak sa mga pagsubok sa buhay namin at mas naging strong ang friendship namin dahil karamay namin ang isa’t isa,” she said. To show appreciation, Maymay surprised Patricia with a ‘thank you’ cake and a sweet message.
Who is the ‘liwanag at ligaya’ in your life, Kapamilya? Check out this video for Vivoree, Nikko, Robi, and Maymay’s little surprises for the people who bring them joy and light.