Abunda Jr., Eugenio "Boy" Romerica

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Abunda Jr., Eugenio "Boy" Romerica

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October 29, 1963


Eugenio "Boy" Romerica Abunda Jr. is a Filipino professor, television host, publicist, and talent manager. He was born on October 29, 1963 in Borongan, Philippines. He attended Ateneo de Manila University, studying Business Management, though he did not finish the course due to 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, who taught him public relations. Within a couple of years, he started Backroom Inc., managing singers and actresses as 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, 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, an interview talk show. He is also a newscaster for late-night news program Bandila. He also worked as a radio commentator for DZAR and 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. On June 23, 2010, Abunda became a part-time professor at Philippine Women's University, teaching radio and television to Communication Arts students.


Borongan, Philippines

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Catalogued November 2021.




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