While the Filipino showbiz community might still be fawning over while talking about the now-over a week-old “secret” wedding between Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli, they are aware that those two are not the only celebrity couples with plans to tie the knot. Another nuptials coming really soon, and one that does not need to be kept under wraps (completely), is the impending union between ABS-CBN actor Richard Gutierrez and fellow former GMA7 talent Sarah Lahbati next month. The wedding is expected to be epic, as fitting for the son of a veteran legend of Philippine cinema, but the principal sponsors feature some hard-hitting names of an executive nature too.
The Philippine Star reports that among the many movers and shakers that comprise the 25 pairs of godparents for Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati, there are going to be no less than three heads of state; this state, that is. The incumbent president of the Philippines and two of his predecessors are counted among the principals sponsors of the wedding, many of them notable government officials of national and local positions. It certainly is shaping up to be the nuptials of a showbiz power couple.
In a publicized list of the Gutierrez-Lahbati sponsor pairs, while there are sets of godparents who are married couples, there are also individuals who have been paired out of convenience. The three Philippine Presidents mentioned are among them, with Pres. Rodrigo Duterte standing alongside 14th President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, while 13th President Joseph Estrada is paired with Mother Lily Monteverde. Other such sets of sponsors include Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo and ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio, and Mayor Chavit Singson and Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan among others. Married godparents include Sen. Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee, Sen. Tito Sotto and Helen Gamboa-Sotto, and even GMA7 chairman-CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon along with his spouse.
Other notable members of the entourage include Best Men Raymond and Elvis Gutierrez, Matrons of Honor Ruffa Gutierrez and Alexa Uichico, Maids of Honor Gladees Bermudez and Queenie Neuner, and plenty of Gutierrezes among the junior groomsmen and bridesmaids. Secondary sponsors include Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales-Muhlach, Robin and Mariel Padilla, and Angel Locsin and Vice Ganda. It is for the most part a powerful assembly of people attending the wedding of Richard and Sarah L this coming March 14, at a five-star hotel location that remains unidentified for the moment for reasons of security.
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