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Sen. Chiz and Heart tied the knot on Sunday, February 15, 2015 in a Catholic wedding ceremony held at the Balesin Island Club located at Lamon Bay East of Mauban, Quezon Province.
The ceremony was officiated by Bishop Arturo Vasquez, a close friend of Senator Chiz from his hometown in Sorsogon. Concelebrating the Mass were Fr. Jerry Orbos and Fr. Roger Joseph Erestain, who are also close to the groom.
President Benigno Aquino III, who was supposed to be Chiz's best man, skip the wedding due to his busy schedule. Aquino was replaced by Phillip Escudero, Chiz's brother. Meanwhile, Heart's older sister Camille Ongpauco stood in as maid-of-honor.
According to the report of GMA News Online, the principal sponsors were business tycoons Ramon Ang (President and CEO of San Miguel Corporation), Hans Sy (of the SM group of companies), Megaworld Corp.'s Andrew Tan, Fernando Zobel (of Ayala Corporation), Gabby Lopez, head of ABS-CBN (represented by younger brother Ernie Lopez of ABS-CBN Publishing), Lance Gokongwei (of Cebu Pacific, Robinsons Corp. and JG Summit), New San Jose Builders owner Jerry Acuzar and Alphaland Corp.'s Bobby Ongpin.
Principal sponsors from the world of politics include Sen. Grace Poe, Mayor Adelbert W. Antonino of General Santos City, Atty. Gilberto M. Duavit, former Congressman of the 1st district in Rizal, Gov. Faustino S. Dy, Jr. of the province of Isabela and Hon. Mayor Esther I. Hamor of Sorsogon.
GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, Senior Vice President for Entertainment Mrs. Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Entertainment Mrs. Marivin T. Arayata and Executive Vice President and COO of GMA Kapuso Foundations Ms. Carmela “Tita Mel” C. Tiangco are also part of the list.
Heart walked down the aisle without her parents, Rey and Cecile Ongpauco, who have vowed to snub the wedding celebration.
Heat and Chiz made their relationship official on July 31, 2012. Escudero proposed to Evangelista also in Sorsogon on July 23, 2014. Renowned wedding videographer Bob Nicolas released the Evangelista and Escudero prenuptial video teaser on January 23, 2015.
Here are some photos and videos of Heart Evangelista and Sen. Chiz Escudero wedding, courtesy of Celebrities, Friends of the couple and reporters present at the event.
HOW MUCH IS THIS PICTURE WORTH? The newlyweds Senator Chiz Escudero and Love Marie Ongpauco with their male principal sponsors, each one an industry giant in Philippine business, politics, and entertainment. Spy Bobby Ongpin, Vic del Rosario, Hans Sy, Lance Gokongwei, Ramon Ang, Andrew Tan, Jerry Acuzar, Felipe L. Gozon, and Fernado Zobel de Ayala. Full story in today's @manilabulletin #chizheart21515 @manilabulletinlifestyle