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These Are The Real “Titas Of Manila,” And They’re Pretty Cool

“Titas of Manila” is a term that has been widely used to refer to actual aunts (English for tita) in Manila or those middle-aged women.

A lot of funny things have been said about what it means to be a “Tita of Manila”—from how she dresses, to how she acts, to what she says, to what her typical jokes are.

But, these celebrities are redefining “Tita of Manila” to mean a much cooler woman. They are legit "Titas of Manila," who can’t get enough of their adorable nieces and nephews. They make being a tita look so fun, so much so you’d probably want to be a tita yourself! #TitaGoals

Here, meet the celebrity “Titas of Manila” and see just how cool they are with being a tita:


Kathryn Bernardo




Aivee day with this little one ??

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Buhay ang itinakda ?? #LaLunaSangreOmen

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No doubt, the Queen of Hearts loves being a tita to her niece Lexine. Despite the young star’s busy schedule, she makes sure to spend quality time with her family, which explains why she is so close to Lexine. The little girl would even accompany her tita in some of her public appearances—so sweet! Meanwhile, the proud tita Kath would post photos of the pretty little girl on social media (one even showed her channelling Kathryn's Malia character on La Luna Sangre) as well as shots of their girly bonding moments.



Alex Gonzaga




#TakemetoSiargao with this chambeh chambeh chambeh

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Tinang loves you 3 x a day!!!!!! @severianoelliott

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She calls herself “Tinang,” a tita (aunt) who is also a ninang (godmother), to her nephew Severiano Elliott or Seve, the son of her sister Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano. Alex is crazy over Seve as seen in many of their Instagram moments here and abroad. She even had videos with Seve, which she dubbed “The Tinang and Seve Show.” Now that Alex is a vlogger and a certified YouTube star, we hope she can do a follow-up on this show. We bet it will be hilarious as all of Alex's videos are.



Laureen Uy



The real tita of Manila ????‍?????? @lizzzuy

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Recently, Liz Uy has revealed that she is already a mother to a cute baby boy named Xavi, breaking the news on social media through a lovely Instagram photo of her and her bundle of joy. Now that the news is out, Liz’s sister, blogger and actress Laureen, is quick to post a selfie with Xavi. This seems to be a start of what would be a lot of beautiful, Instagram-worthy moments between tita Laureen and baby Xavi. Now this calls for a hashtag!   



Pia Wurtzbach




The Miss Universe 2015 beauty titleholder is a legit tita, and is apparently an awesome one at that! Remember her viral video with her niece, where she teaches the then 2-year-old Lara, how to be a beauty queen? “Hands on the waist, wave, kiss,” Pia told Lara—ah, it’s too cute! Lara is Pia’s sister Sara’s daughter. From time to time, tita Pia also gets the privilege of appearing on Lara’s feed—yes, she has an Instagram account, and she has more than 120K followers!



Jess Wilson



Never not missing Archiboo ??

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Where to next @archieboooo?

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In heaven with this little ????

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She is the “It” tita to handsome baby Archie, son of her sister Georgina Wilson and Arthur Burnand. In true “It” girl fashion, Jess’ sweet moments with Archieboo are always captured beautifully. She truly seems like a doting, not to mention uber stylish, tita anyone would hope to have.



Kiana Valenciano



What rainy afternoon dreams are made of ?? Leiloooooleeeeee

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My happy thought ??? my little Leilooli

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When it comes to being cool, trust Kiana to deliver. She’s a talented artist who always slays onstage, and as it seems, even off-cam, she does a pretty good job on her tita duties to baby Nataleia Martine, the adorable baby girl of her brother Paolo Valenciano and Samantha-Godinez.