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Dingdong Dantes honors most important women in his life on 40th birthday

On his 40th birthday, Kapuso star Dingdong Dantes honored the two most important women in his life — his mother Angeline Dantes and his wife Marian Rivera. 

The actor, who just turned 40 on August 2, said that even though his planned “Oktoberfest-themed, 90’s rock, all-out party” didn’t push through, he is still grateful because his special day is a reminder of God’s blessings and life’s greatest gifts.

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Today I turn forty. It isn’t a day I imagined five months ago – definitely far from the supposed Oktoberfest-themed, 90’s rock, all-out party. That was the plan. But events may have not turned out the way I envisioned them to be, I’m still grateful because this day is a reminder of His blessings and my life’s greatest gifts. Today, I honor my mother who brought me into this world. I had to have my own children to make me realize the sacrifices that our mothers do for us. She literally put her life on the line for me. So whenever I get a birthday greeting, I also celebrate her strength, love and commitment in raising a kulit boy like me. Today, I also honor my wife who has been my rock and core. Building a family of my own and reaching milestones have been a blissful and contented journey because I have her as my partner in and for life. So whenever you greet me, I too laud her dedication, care and love for me and our children – who have brought so much meaning to our marriage and our lives. And of course, today, I honor our Creator, who has made all things possible and surmountable for me all throughout these years. So, I welcome and embrace your well-wishes so that I can continue glorifying Him. Muli, maraming salamat sa mga pagbati. Open a bottle of beer for me and distantly, I’ld like to thank you for being part of my ongoing life’s journey. Prost! 🍻 #AgostoDos

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On his Instagram post, Dingdong showcased his baby photos with his mother and Marian’s photos after giving birth to their two children. 

“Today, I honor my mother who brought me into this world. I had to have my own sacrifices to make me realize the sacrifices that our mothers do for us,” he said.

He added that whenever he gets a birthday greeting, he also celebrates his mother’s strength, love and commitment for raising a “kulit” boy like him. 

He also paid tribute to Marian for being his partner in life.

“Today, I also honor my wife who has been my rock and core. Building a family of my own and reaching milestones have been a blissful and contented journey because I have her as my partner in and for life,” he wrote. 

“So whenever you greet me, I too laud her dedication, care and love for me and our children — who have brought so much meaning to our marriage and our lives,” said Dingdong. 

The founding Chairman of YesPinoy foundation also honored God for making all things possible and surmountable for him. 

“Muli maraming salamat sa mga pagbati. Open a bottle of beer for me and distantly, I’d like to thank you for being part of my ongoing life’s journey,” he ended. 

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Season 4.0 #AgostoDos

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While movie and TV productions have been put on hold, the actor has kept himself busy setting up a new business venture, DingDongPH, an online delivery service that aims to employ showbiz workers displaced by the health crisis.

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#DingDongPH is grateful to be blessed with friends and partners who believe in our cause of empowering others and who generously support our community, especially our partner riders. Madalas man kami magpapansin gamit ang Dingdong jokes, walang biro ang training ng ating mga riders para kapansin-pansin ang service namin. Bukod sa road safety and discipline, naglaan din tayo ng oras upang mabigyan ng sapat na kaalaman ang ating partner riders on proper food and beverage handling, customer service excellence, and basic first aid and emergency preparedness. May sessions din on financial management, spiritual preparedness at values formation. Lahat ng iyan ay hinatid ng ating pool of experts. Bukod sa basics, may advanced riding tips din silang natanggap mula sa isang Philippine Superbike Champion. Nagpaabot din ng message of support ang ilan sa ating mga government leaders. Again and on behalf of the DingDong community, tauspuso kaming nagpapasalamat to our trainers and supporters for helping us holistically prepare our rider community.  * A-1 Driving Co., Inc. – Road safety * Raniel Resuello, Philippine Superbike Champion – Tips on motorcycle riding * Chef Edward Bugia, Executive Chef and Co-Owner Mimi and Bros, Pino Group of Restaurants, Bean and Yolk – Safe and Sanitary Food Handling * Morong Volunteer Emergency Response Team – Basic First Aid and Disaster Preparedness & Response * Dr Jo Jan Paul Peñol, Professor and former National Youth Commissioner – Personality Development towards Customer Service Excellence * Raymond Abrea, Chairman and Senior Tax Advisor of Asian Consulting Group – Personal Financial Management * Pido Aguilar, Inner life consultant and international inspirational motivational speaker – Spiritual Preparation/Readiness * Fr. Tito Caluag, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Formation of Magna Anima Teachers College – Values Formation Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles Sen Joel Villanueva, Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resource Development Sen Risa Hontiveros, Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resource Development @dingdong.ph @yespinoy @a1drivingschoolphilippines #YouRingItWeBringIt

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