An Aquino weds in a misty chapel


THE COUPLE with President Noynoy Aquino

What can be more romantic than saying your “I do’s” in a chapel on a hill shrouded in mist?

BAM and Timi share a laugh during Fr. Adolfo Dacanay’s homily.

The bridegroom professing his love, commitment and devotion to his blushing bride through a poem (in Filipino at that) he penned himself!

Thus did “Bam” Aquino, former Youth Commissioner and founder of Happinoy, a cooperative for small-medium investors and businesses, pledge his troth to Timi Gomez, from the corporate world of Unilever.

MR. AND MRS. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino

Her gown was sheer callado and embroidered piña in a modern mestiza style by Veluz Reyes, and he was dashing in a formal barong Tagalog as was his special guest, first cousin President Noy. Their parents, Paul and Melanie Aquino and Vince and Carrie Gomez, were happy that the lovebirds, who had a seven-year courtship, were now officially a couple!

After the church rites, a reception for the small group of family members, relatives and close friends was held at the nearby Splendido Country Club in Alfonso, Batangas. A few days later, Bam and Timi celebrated with his constituents in his ancestral home in Concepcion, Tarlac, where Timi got her first taste of being a senatorial candidate’s wife.

In lieu of gifts, Bam and Timi asked guests to donate instead to any of their advocacies—Happinoy program and Microventures Foundation. Clearly, they share the same social values!

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  • puropinoi

    EDS is a men’s illness that not even a women can cure it. It feels like calling or txt someone but can’t do it coz your cellphone got no battery.I’m just wondering why pnoy doesn’t have a keeper?

  • kilabot

    bam has every right to be happy with his woman as noykapon with his man. congrats.
    however, bam remains an opportunist and noykapon a hypocrite.

    • boymanok

       tingnan mo naman si bam aquino, ninoy na ninoy ang porma…bakit kaya? alam nyo siguro ang dating nun sa mga botante. malakas na pang-hatak ng boto yung image nung kanyang late uncle. for me, ninoy is the only aquino that has a rightful place in politics when he was alive at kung sakaling nabubuhay pa. the rest ng mga aquino eh puro freeloader na lang yan sa pangalan at legacy ni ninoy.

  • gilbert

    ganyan talaga ang philippine politics, maagang tinuturuan ng kawalanghiyaan ang mga kapamilya nila, wala namang makitang advantage sa mga taong ito na maagang pumasok sa pulitika kundi ang magnakaw at mambaraso lang ng mga mahihirap, hayyyy, ang kakapal din ng mga mukha,mahahalata mo kung bakit gustong-gusto nila ang pulitika, ang dami nga ng mga kakandidato ….. puro kapamilya din ng mga trapo. nag-iiba lang ng pangalan,pero, pareho lang ng style, hahahahaha !!!

    • boymanok

       kapag nahalal kasi sila sa puwesto eh celebrity status ang dating nila. fame and power and katapat puwera pa yung kickback. kaya parang opium yan na hinahanap hanap nila. yung sinasabi nung iba na gustong maglingkod sa bayan eh medyo gasgas na rason na yan. yun ngang eleksyon sa barangay eh nagpapatayan na eh ang liit lang ng sahod ng barangay captain. sa ganung pagkagahaman sa puwesto eh alam nyo na ibig sabihin nun kung ano ang tunay na motibo ng mga kandidato although hindi naman lahat.

  • Batz61

    Out of focus naman itong article na ito. The content of the article doesn’t even fully disclose the details of the title… eh saan nga ba itong misty chapel na ito. The writer got so engrossed about describing the “social” part of the event without giving out the basic information about the affair. Boo-hoo, Boo-boo.


    Non of the negative comments that bam is a trapo or a hypocrite are true. He never practised trapo politics. He is running for the first time. Unclear what hyporcrisy are his critics talking about. The negative comments simply smacks of envy and baseless hatred.

    The truth is, Bam Aquino is a highly successful young entrepreneur who was able to help uplift the live of marginalized filipinos through the social project Hapinoy which is recognized by the United Nations. Bam Aquino did this as a private citizen. He can do more as a public official.

    He is qualified, competent, and incorruptible.

    • It’s No Time To Doubt Now

      I most certainly agree with you JDC. Some people take it against Bam for coming from a good family. Some take it against him for growing up in a comfortable environment. Still, some take it against him for just being Bam Aquino. Bam cannot possibly please everyone, especially those who happen to have less in life or will never have much in life. But that’s not Bam’s fault. Out there in the real world, many people love Bam for his facial resemblance to Ninoy and his ninoyesque eyewear. For vast majority of the 50 million registered voters, those qualities alone are enough to inspire trust and confidence. That’s why Bam will make it to the senate in 2013, taking his rightful place in history.

      • vinzerx

        And with one comment, you basically encapsulated a huge part of what is wrong with Philippine society. Kudos.

  • angtangamo

    Pagkatapos ng term ni Pnoy sa 2016 mawawalan na ng Aquino sa National Govt. kaya kailangan meron makapwesto sa 2013. Si Bam Aquino ang manok nila. Ang mga ignoramus naman ay handang bumoto.

    • It’s No Time To Doubt Now

      But why do you take it against Bam for being an Aquino? He had no hand in choosing to which family he was going to be born. He certainly did not choose for his late uncle to die so early for the country and for our sins. He certainly did not deliberatly choose to inherit his uncanny facial resemblance to our national hero Ninoy. And he most certainly would have chosen to do without the retro-ninoyesque eyewear if only poor eyesight did not run in the family. Bam chooses to run in 2013 because he’s already winnable by the initial findings of field research and focus group discussion. In 2016, his chances are only going to get better. If you really really really really must skip his name in the ballot, you are just one vote less for him. Bam loves you, if only you knew. In time, we hope you will come around to liking him and voting for him, too.

      Nonetheless, may I humbly suggest:
      Let’s vote straight LP in 2013.
      Ninoy 2.0 = Bam Aquino

      • angtangamo

        Ninoy died for our sins? You mean just like
        Jesus did? I know what you are trying to do here but that won’t work on me. Do
        the words brain washing and mind conditioning mean anything to you?

      • It’s No Time To Doubt Now

        I may not be able to shape your opinion for now, but I do respect your opinion. So does Bam. One day, I hope you’ll come around to liking Bam. May Bam be with you.

      • angtangamo

        You won’t be able to shape my opinion EVER. So do you get paid for writing this? Or do you write this from the depths of your a55… sorry I meant bottom of your heart? Does the job pay well? Do you vomit when you get home from work?

      • It’s No Time To Doubt Now

        How much you ask? Whatever puts food on the table. In fact more than enough to put a roof over my head and allow me and my family to live luxuriously in this life and in the next.

        Don’t you just wish you could work from home, no time cards, flexi-time all day everyday, no supervisor breathing down your neck, get paid by the number of characters of your blogs, get paid some more for the likes net of dislikes and the number of responses and the reactions generated from your posts and other intangibles. And it’s all being measured by some system analytics specially designed and paid for by taxpayers’ money while you get paid tax free. And you get to thumb your nose at people from the outside looking in, like you angtangamo.

        Welcome to the digital age and knowledge economy 2.0 my friend. Some have it good. Some not as good. And this thing is only gonna get better as social media gets more specialized into different niches.

        Don’t miss the train.

        (This automated response is brought to you by Yellow Ads)

      • angtangamo

        LOL. I like this guy. I mean you and not Bam. So pays well huh? I’m not jealous. I have my
        own raket. Hehehe. Do you believe in what you write or is it more of a job? Do you think what you are doing helps the nation?

      • It’s No Time To Doubt Now

        Thanks. For a moment there I thought you’ve started liking Bam. Lol! Welcome to Election Season my friend, where nothing is real and everything is surreal, where no exaggeration is spared and all praises are unintended. Whatever helps put food on the table, lessens the burden on the state, increases tax revenues and helps build a better nation.

        Again, may I humbly suggest:
        Ninoy 2.0 = Bam Aquino
        Straight LP in 2013

    • EOJ

      Ignoramus speaks more of yourself angtangamo.

      • angtangamo

        Ignoramus actually describes you more aptly EOJ. Maybe you should get a noose and tie it around your neck. Loser.

      • EOJ

        Ang tanga mo.

    • Franzeline Perdubal

      Then go ahead and vote for your masters: GMA, Binay, etc. Kaya nga freedom to choose our leaders. You deserve what you elect. 

      I’d rather see a good Aquino serving this country than thousand traditional poli ticians who only care about how much they will earn from their positions.

      • angtangamo

        How st**pid are you? Just because I won’t vote for another Aquino does not automatically make me a Binay or Arroyo servant. Go and kill yourself you f*ck*ng idiot. 

      • Franzeline Perdubal

        haha. Im so happy I pi$$ people like you. I can already judge you by the way you call people here. 

        The past ten years was a dee per $hit hole if you ask me. And it was your beloved president. C’mon, you’re denying your inclination. Pweh ka rin. You’re actually smarter now than what you will be tomorrow.

        ???gets mo? hahaha.

      • angtangamo

        Calling you a f*ck*ng idiot does not mean I am pi55ed. I called you that because… You are a f*ck*ng idiot. Congratulations you can judge someone with a silly name in an internet forum. That must take a lot of skill, here is your medal (_!_) why don’t you kiss it. I bet you have never received a medal your entire life LOL. Ciao idiot.

      • Franzeline Perdubal

        hahaha. good job man.

        Im enjoying how you humiliate yourself. I love people like you.

      • angtangamo

        Of course you do woman… or homo. It’s the only excitement you get in your sad, boring existence. LOL.

      • angtangamo

        Exactly right. You deserve what you elect. That’s why have a look at that shithole you live in. Pweh.

    • EOJ

      If there is a marcos in the senate, it is better for the country to also have an aquino. May katapat.

      • angtangamo

         *shakes head* Do you know how ignorant you sound? I guess you would vote for Kris Aquino’s child (I wonder where he gets his genes from) in the 2040 elections if the Aquino’s field him for a post right? he is an Aquino after all!

  • neverwint3r

    lmao, don’t blame the dynasties, blame the moronic voters who vote for them.

    for 65% of the filipino population who live within the poverty level, 40 pesos bribe from politicians to vote for them is more important than voting for the country’s future.

    isa pa, the government is just an entertainment medium for most filipinos. when they get bored of the tv, they start watching what the celebrities they voted are doing. it makes them laugh and makes them forget about their real-life problems(lack of jobs, crime, no food, healthcare, rising prices, etc)

    this is the reason why the country has so many showbiz people in the government. the only one of ti’s kind of any country in the world.

  • EOJ

    Dynasties are bad if they do harm the people and society at large. But why do people keep on electing them? Maybe they are doing a good job. Maybe they do more good than harm.  Why do the ilocanos love the marcoses, singsons, and enriles? why do the people of isabela keep on electing the Dy’s despite given a better choice? Why do the people of Davao city love the dutertes? Why the cebuanos love the osmenas and garcias? why the ilonggos love the defensors? etc…

    It is not right to generalize the issue on dynasty. Yes, some win for bad reasons but I am sure, many of them win for good reasons. and the people in the local level know them more. if they do good, expect the people to elect them. if they do bad, expect the people to vomit them out of their ballots.

    It is up to the voters to scrutinize, especially in the national level if one family occupies many positions at one time. Example, the binays – mayor binay, congressman binay, senator binay? president binay? the marcoses – senator marcos, congresswoman marcos, governor marcos. the estradas – senator estrada, another senator ejercito-estrada? mayor estrada? governor ejercito. the arroyos – congresswoman arroyo, and 2 congressmen arroyos. in my book, these families are the worst if we base by the sheer number of those running for national and local positions.

    As for the Aquinos, they are definitely doing good. the vast majority of filipinos worldwide love them.

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