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Bong Quintana & Boy Abunda

Eugenio "Boy" Romerica Abunda, Jr. (born 29 October 1955) is a Filipino television host, publicist, talent manager and celebrity endorser. He is dubbed as the "King of Talk" in local show business. Abunda is openly gay and has been in a relationship with partner Bong Quintana, former Philippine Air Lines (PAL) steward turned talent manager, for 30 years. They first met on November 3, 1983, both remember the date in a heartbeat. He is a supporter of gay rights and gay marriage.

Boy Abunda was born in Borongan City, Eastern Samar.

He attended Ateneo de Manila University taking up Business Management. However, he failed to finish that course because of his father's death. He left Ateneo and worked in odd jobs to support himself.

At the Metropolitan Theater, he worked as a stage actor and after that, as an assistant stage manager. Later, he became the assistant of the theater's administrator Conchita "Tita Conching" Sunico, who taught him public relations. Within a couple of years, he started Backroom, Inc., a public relations firm. He was working as a public relations consultant for GMA Network when a network executive named Bobby Barreiro, suggested him to try hosting a television show.


Eugenio "Boy" Romerica Abunda, Jr. (born 29 October 1955) is a Filipino television host, publicist, talent manager and celebrity endorser. He is dubbed as the "King of Talk" in local show business. Abunda is openly gay and has been in a relationship with partner Bong Quintana for 30 years. He is a supporter of gay rights and gay marriage. On June 23, 2010, he became a part-time professor at Philippine Women's University teaching Radio and Television to Communication Arts students.

Abunda became a host of Show and Tell, a late night variety talk show with Gretchen Barretto, and Startalk, an entertainment talk show. He subsequently moved to GMA Network's competitor ABS-CBN in 1999, where he has hosted the following shows: The Buzz, Private Conversations, Home Boy, Kontrobersyal, SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon and The Bottomline with Boy Abunda, a talk show interview. He is also a newscaster for entertainment of the late-night news program Bandila.

He also produced an album entitled Melodic Conversations.

He graduated from Philippine Women's University with the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts in 2009 and Master of Arts in Communication Arts in 2011.

On June 23, 2010, he became a part-time professor at Philippine Women's University teaching Radio and Television to Communication Arts students.

He currently resides in Quezon City.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_Abunda

Further Readings:

Boy Abunda Love Life
Audio CD (March 9, 2011)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Star Recording, Inc.
ASIN: B004RCZMF0
Amazon: Boy Abunda Love Life

More Real Life Romances at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Real Life Romance


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