As in every year, fun, endless booze, jamming, and laughter fill the air sa pagdiriwang ng isang mahal na kaibigan, si Jobert Sucaldito, who turned 55 last April 16.
Nagsilbing hosts ng party na idinaos sa mala-bahay na lugar (with swimming pool) sina Richard Pinlac at Rommel Tsika. Isa sa mga early birds ay ang long-lost friend din naming si Jackie Aquino (who’s still with the MTRCB) at ang tinaguriang lawyer to the stars, the diminutive yet charming Atty. Ferdie Topacio who could carry a tune pala, ha?
Pero habang lumalalim ang gabi ay mas dumami pa ang dumadagsang well-wishers ni Jobert tulad ng mabait na mag-asawang Tito Henry at Tita Lily Chua, mag-asawang Art Atayde at Sylvia Sanchez with daughter Ria, Arnel Ignacio, Ana Capri, ang alaga niyang sina Michael Pangilinan at Roel Quizon, Jimmy Bondoc at Duncan Ramos who performed, musical director Butch Miraflor, Aaron Domingo and Roxy Liquigan of ABS-CBN, Luke Mijares, Patrick Garcia at former actress Laarni Enriquez with children Jake and Jerica Ejercito by Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.
Not only were Jobert’s guests from showbiz, parang cross-section yata ng lipunan ang mga naroon with Hans Sy, may-ari ng Llana’s chain of supermarkets na kapit-bahay pa pala namin, Pasay City Councilor Danny Cuneta, Mylene Co of Cuadro, Joel Cruz of Aficionado, at isang retired general na mahusay ring kumanta.
That evening was only a testimonial kung gaano karami ang mga kaibigan ni Jobert Sucaldito in and out of showbiz, bagay na hindi na dapat pang ipagtaka as the long-haired fellow is a good soul, after all.
Photos cortesy: RK Villacorta’s Facebook page
by Ronnie Carrasco III