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Singing soldier launches album

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Singing soldier Mel Sorillano will launch his album, “Dinggin Mo Bayan,” on Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Dusit Thani Hotel Makati. Featured performer is Dulce, one of the country’s most-awarded divas. Other guest performers are Charity Diva Token Lizares, Haydee Manosca, Gem Mascarinas, Sheila Reyes and SPO1 Ann Dinglasan, the “Singing Policewoman.”

Dulce performs with Mel Sorillano

Dulce performs with Mel Sorillano

ENS/2nd Lt. Mel Sorillano was the grand prize winner of the 2012 AFP-BJMP-DND Battle of Champions. As such, he has been performing for military and government events. He was also one of the performers in the recent “Awit Sa Marawi,” a fundraising concert at the AFP Theater.

Among the songs in the album are “Dinggin,” composed by US-based Pastor Mar Polonia, “Bayani” by mother-son Evelyn and Pipo Cipra, and “Puso Ko’y Iyong-Iyo,” by Vehnee Saturno.

A father of five, Mel is dubbed the “Nat King Cole of the Philippines.” He hails from Nabua, Camarines Sur.

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Musical matriarch marks milestone

Lita Alejar Faustino celebrated recently a major milestone. A few select friends, family and relatives helped her celebrate at the Pacaya Room of the Palma Country Club.

Birthday celebrator Lita Alejar-Faustino (center) with friends Linda Diche and Zeny Bonifacio

Birthday celebrator Lita Alejar-Faustino (center) with friends Linda Diche and Zeny Bonifacio

The opening prayer by Lita’s eldest Emy set the mood for one of the evening’s highlights, which was a video montage of special greetings from some celebrity friends (such as Sharon Cuneta, Lani Misalucha, Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho, Gary V., Butch and Tricia Jimenez, and Piolo Pascual) and from family (Lito, Emi, and Krystle Faustino, who all live in Toronto).

It segued to a Lettermen Medley by three of Lita’s eight children (Ding, Tek and Mon, all musical luminaries). Then premiere belter Ivy Violan serenaded Lita’s guests with a nostalgic song. Lita wore outfits that were gifts from her sister Evelyn Alejar-Tuazon, who lives in the US.

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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, Nov. 25, go to Amb. Baby Puyat-Reyes, Rev. Alex Orbito, Jose Lacaba, Rosario Ablaza-Syquia, Perla So-an, Marcia Rodriguez, Tess Cosculluela, Ruth Vergara, Reli German, Virgie Balatico, Dr. Rosendo Roque, Lina Meléndez, Boy Carlos, Mabel Carag, Gen. Jose Almonte, VG DV Savellano, Lulu Africa, Max Edralin, Harvey Gerapusco, Vince Hizon, Aimee Torres and Martin del Rosario…Nov. 26: Evelyn Alvaran-Cruz, Timmy Cruz, Randy Santiago, Monette de Villa, Frederick Peralta, Jun Banaria, Aimee Singson, Edmundo Bayota, Jeryk García, Mitos Araneta, Jet Martin, Raquel Hizon, Jackie Aquino, Jonas Valdecañas, Gabriel Munson, Jr., David Siytangco, Norvina Flores, Atty. Emma Rosqueta, Joross Gamboa, Sheryn Regis and Tonyboy Cojuangco… Nov. 27: Freddie Webb, Consul Mellie Ablaza, Ronaldo Valdez, Millie Dizon, Barge Ramos, Mila Llorin, Emma a Cawit, Millie Reyes, Aaron Gabriel, Dr. Grace Valledor, Bojie Caldino, Dr. Primitivo Chua, Andrew Banares, Eleanor M. Gerilla and Hemelyn Escudero Tamayo…

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