Eugenio Romerica Abunda, Jr.
October 29, 1963
Borongan, Samar, Philippines
|Occupation||Television presenter, publicist, talent manager, newscaster|
|Partner(s)||Bong Quintana (1983–present)|
Eugenio "Boy" Romerica Abunda Jr. (born October 29, 1963) is a Filipino professor, television host, publicist and talent manager.
Boy Abunda was born in Borongan.He attended Ateneo de Manila University, where he took up Business Management. However, he did not 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 eventually 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 managing singers and actresses and a public relations firm. He also worked as public relations consultant for GMA Network. It was during Abunda's public relations work in GMA7 when one of its executives named Bobby Barreiro, suggested that he should try hosting a television show.
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, Homeboy , 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 worked as a radio commentator for DZAR, during the Angel Radyo era.
He also produced an album titled Melodic Conversations.
He graduated from Philippine Women's University with degrees Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts in 2009,Master of Arts in Communication Arts in 2011, and Doctor of Philosophy in Social Development in 2016.
Abunda is openly gay and has been in a relationship with partner Elmer "Bong" Quintana since 1983.Although Abunda is a practicing Catholic and Marian devotee, he is a supporter of LGBT rights and same-sex marriage, expressing disagreement with the Church's stand on homosexuality. He denounced the 2016 Orlando Nightclub Shooting, which has been recorded as the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in the United States.
On June 23, 2010, Abunda became a part-time professor at Philippine Women's University, teaching radio and television to Communication Arts students. He currently resides in Quezon City.[ citation needed ]
Abunda's sister, Maria Fe Abunda, currently serves as a congresswoman for Eastern Samar. She had previously served as the mayor of Borongan.
In August 2014, Abunda was not seen on TV for weeks. On September 7, 2014, he revealed in an exclusive interview with The Buzz that he had suffered from a medical condition in which 300 milliliters of abscess was removed from his liver. He was discharged from the hospital on August 23.
|2017||I Can Do That||Himself|
|2016||Born for You||Himself|
|2015–present||Tonight with Boy Abunda||Host|
|2015||Your Face Sounds Familiar||Guest Jury|
|2014–2015||Aquino & Abunda Tonight||Host|
|2009–2020||The Bottomline with Boy Abunda||Host|
|2009||Ang Kwento naming Dalawa(Judy Ann-Ryan Love Story)||Host / Narrator|
|2009–2011||SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon||Anchor|
|2008–present||Inside the Cinema||Host||Cinema One|
|2007–2009||Boy & Kris||Host / Himself|
|2005–2007||Homeboy||Host / Himself|
|2005–2019||Pinoy Big Brother||Talk Show Host / Himself|
|2004–2005||Morning Star||Host / Himself|
|2004–2005||Star Circle Quest||Judge|
|2003–2006||Kontrobersyal||Host / Himself|
|2001–present||Private Conversations||Host / Himself||ANC|
|1999–2015||The Buzz (formerly known as Buzz ng Bayan from 2013-2014)||Host / Himself||ABS-CBN|
|1995–1999||Startalk||Host / Himself||GMA Network|
|1994–1995||Show & Tell||Host / Himself|
|2018||The Girl in the Orange Dress||Star Cinema, Quantum Films, MJM Productions|
|2012||Boy Pick-Up: The Movie||Himself/Cameo||Regal Entertainment & GMA Films|
|2008||Scaregiver||Himself||OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions & APT Entertainment|
|Year||Award Giving Body||Category||Nominated Work||Results|
|2000||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Male Showbiz-Oriented Show Host||The Buzz||Won|
Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino, better known by her screen name Kris Aquino, is a Filipina TV host, actress, producer, product endorser and businesswoman.
The Buzz, stylized as The Buzz 15, and formerly known as Buzz Ng Bayan, is a Philippine weekly entertainment news and talk show. It premiered on June 13, 1999, and was the second longest-running weekly entertainment news and talk show in Philippine television after GMA Network's Startalk. It featured local celebrity gossip and news.
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