Congratulations and best wishes!

Marriage is like a fingerprint…each one is different and each one is beautiful.


Based on the information we gathered from the newlyweds, the love affair started with a simple hi and hello… but it all ended with the journey to forever. Radio 91.5 Win Radio midnight disc jock, Kuya Jay Machete (Joey Sarmiento in real life), walked down the aisle with his long time girlfriend, Sofia Halabi (former TV star of Basahang Ginto,GMA7 and Lokomoko, TV5).

Angelic voices of the choir and baskets of red roses flooded the church of Saint Francis in Mandaluyong as they tied the knot and was witnessed by their families and close friends in the business of show and entertainment.


The elegant gown Sofia worn was designed by Cathy Mora Capistrano.

Godparents were all in attendance donned with their black suit and red gown as the motif.

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In the church, prominent and familiar faces were gathered to join the blissful union in matrimony. Mandaluyong City Mayor Benhur Abalos, former DENR Secretary Mike Defensor, CONSLA Partylist first nominee Ret. Col. Ricardo Nolasco, Col. Gilbert Cruz, philanthropist and The Lord of Scent Joel Cruz, Erase Placenta owner Louie Gamboa, Mrs. Asia 2014 Jessie Maloles, businesswman Yvez Mendoza, singer Emma Cordero, philanthropist from Brunei Kathelyn Dupaya,  Businesswoman Rinah Garcia, Pasig Asst. Prosecutor Faith Manuguit, University of Perpetal Help-Las Pinas Ms. Hemelyn Escudero and Pusong Bato singer Aimee Torres.

The newlyweds immediately drove their bridal sports car to Lancaster Hotel (Shaw Boulevard), where the reception immediately followed at the posh penthouse. Up in the main door was the powerhouse husband and wife team of the former Laguna Governor ER Ejercito and Pagsanjan Mayor Maita Ejercito.


Among in attendance at the reception were Pola vice mayoralty candidate Ina Alegre, Godfather Atty. Ferdie Topacio, balladeer Gerald Santos and 90.7 Love Radio DJ, Papa Jack.

The furnishings of the wedding cake were made by Pinky Fernando.

Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.

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