Dina Bonnevie has a motto, ‘If at the first and second try, you don’t succeed, then you should try again.’
Dina’s first marriage to Vic Sotto and second marriage to Dick Penson had both failed and ended in annulment.
The actress had turned 51 on January 27 and she tied the knot for the third time with Ilocos Sur. Vice Gov. Deogracias Victor Savellano, who is 8 years younger than her (he was born on Nov. 25, 1959).
Vice Gov DV is a UP graduate, major in economics and has an M.A. in business administration from Monterey Institute of International Studies in California.
He started in politics in 1981 as vice mayor of Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, his birthplace. He was also elected governor of Ilocos Sur in 2001.
He was chairman of the League of Vice Governors of the Philippine from 1998 to 2001 and is the current VP for Luzon of the Leagues of Provinces.
His first wife was Rita Heredia and they have three daughters and one son.
Vice Gov. DV is now producing ‘Biag ni Lam-Ang’, the Ilocano epic starring Rocco Nacino and Rochelle Pangilinan that will be filmed this month on location in Ilocos Sur under the direction of Ana Agabin.
He and Dina were introduced to each other by Councilor Mike Planas (husband of Pat-P Daza of ABS-CBN) and they were married in civil rites at the Antipolo Regional Trial Court on March 28.
Dina’s two kids with Vic, Danica and Oyo, attended the civil wedding together with their respective spouses, Mark Pingris and Kristine Hermosa.