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Former TV host-singer gets second chance in life



Despite the many heartaches and trials he went through, Romano Vasquez did not give up. The former mainstay of German Moreno’s “That’s Entertainment” has bounced back to conquer the entertainment scene again.

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Romano Vasquez

Romano’s showbiz career dipped when that show folded. He tried to forge a career in Japan but it didn’t work out. He eventually succumbed to depression. For a time, things got so bad he was said to have lived on the streets until a Good Samaritan adopted him. Later, Romano begged to be accepted by his own father and like the prodigal son, he was welcomed back to the household.

While recovering from his trials, Romano met his future wife Alma whom he said was instrumental in his decision to finally change for the better and for good.

It was perfect timing. Someone by the name of Princess Merriam Kiram of Sulu invited him to join the multi-level marketing company JC Premiere Business Int’l. He soon became an independent distributor, then international and local speaker-trainer of the company. In no time, he was back on his feet again.

Looking back, Romano believes everything happened for a reason.

“Most of the time we are blinded from seeing the ‘greater good.’ We all need to face the challenges in our lives with a positive attitude,” he said.

Through Maryo J. de los Reyes’ Productions 56 Inc., Romano has returned to his first love: Singing. He has just released the album “Chicken Adobo.”

“I relate it with my life now. That life is really like a dish. All the mistakes and failures are not the opposite of success, but rather the ingredients of success.”

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Statement smile

What do showbiz personalities Boy Abunda, Piolo Pascual, Derek Ramsay, Sarah Geronimo, Kim Chiu, John Lloyd Cruz and Lovi Poe have in common? Well, all of them have flocked to the Gan Advances Osseointegration Center or GAOC seeking that perfect statement smile.

Dr. Steve Gan

Dr. Steve Gan

The oral health center was put up in 2001 by Dr. Steve Mark Gan who is educated both in the Philippines and the US. Within its confines is a state of the art X-ray room that provides a 360 degree view of one’s mouth which allows dentists and assistants freedom of movement during surgeries.

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