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A salute to Dindi

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KEAN Cipriano

When I read about Dindi Gallardo allegedly being bullied by actress Kimberly Cox, gal pal of comic-book writer Frank Miller (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/holy_crap_batman_2IaaYHNNlcPOnq33z8BDpM), I immediately sent the former beauty queen/actress a message on Facebook. Dindi is now Joanna Gallardo-Mills and based in the United States.

Her reply:

“I’m sorry I am unable to comment regarding my case at this point … Please contact my lawyer for details. Thank you so much for reaching out and showing [your] support. I need it now more than ever.”

I salute Dindi for being courageous enough to stand up and fight. Carry on, Dindi! Show the world that Pinays are made of sterner stuff.

‘Flower Power’

Kean Cipriano is euphoric because “Flower Power,” his band Callalily’s new album, has been released. “It’s our best so far,” he said, beaming. “We went up to the mountains to write these songs about new hope, love, friendship.”

Excerpts from our interview:

Why “Flower Power”?

It’s a slogan used in the 1960s and ’70s for peace and love. We’d like to make it the comeback campaign of our band.

What’s your advice to aspiring bands?

Practice, laugh, respect others, be crazy.

What’s your song for yourself these days?

“It’s a Wonderful World.”

Callalily’s main man is in full bloom.

Boo Boo’s b-day

Ogie and Regine Alcasid’s baby boy Nate is turning 1. The theme of his birthday party is Boy Pick-Up (Ogie’s “Bubble Gang” character). Regine’s Instagram posts are full of Nate’s cute pics. She fondly calls him Boo Boo. Of all the songs Ogie and Regine have ever sung, “Happy Birthday to You” would be the sweetest.

MindaNOW, MindaNEW

Here’s Sen. Kiko Pangilinan’s take on the framework peace agreement:

“The aggressive peace negotiations with the MNLF (Moro National Liberation Front) in the 1990s created the window of opportunity that led to the progress and development of Davao City, GenSan and Cagayan de Oro. We look to the peace talks with the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) as a means to usher in a second wave of development that will see the economic rise of cities like Cotabato, Butuan, Iligan, Marbel, Marawi and Zamboanga. Only the creation of these pockets of progress and development and the realization of meaningful changes will render armed conflict and the insurgency irrelevant. May we live to see the day that the guns of armed conflict are silenced forever in our beloved land. May our children inherit this land, peaceful and prosperous and may the Lord grant us the will, the courage and the strength to make it happen. A lot remains to be done. A commitment to peace is hollow unless the quality of life in Mindanao vastly improves.”

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PERSONAL: My fave nightspot at Global City, Seventh High, explored the darker side of cool as hosts of “Rockout Fridays” in August and “Alternative Fridays” in September and this month at the bar’s Apex Lounge. Party tomorrow with Paramita, KR and Even; and with Imago, Moonstar 88 and Techy Romantics on Oct. 26. Call 0917- 585-2164 or 856-1786.


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Tags: Baby Nate , birthday , Bullying , Dindi Gallardo , Dolly Anne Carvajal , Dollywood , Entertainment , Kean Cipriano , Ogie Alcasid , Regine Velasquez

  • JK1000

    Hindi ba may relasyon siya sa may asawa ? ” I salute” pweee.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WSBGVKBEGYRWPWCNSUOK7M7APQ TracyMariePangan

      stick to the issue. bobo.talangka.

      • JK1000

        Nasaktan ka ? pasensiya na ha. lol

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

      You can only see the negative, JK.

      She sins differently than you so dont judge her like that.

      • JK1000

        You cannot twist the fact to what I said, nice try Idiot.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

        Just because napagalitan ka online for your talangka mentality, you call people otherwise. Grow up baby. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/corazon.ross Corazon Ross

      sino may relasyon sa may asawa si dindin or carvajal?  kung si dindin bakiy nya gamit apelyido na lalake..anyways this is not the issue

  • tinots

    Heto ha! hindi sa pag tatalangkang isipan, pero kung isipin natin, nasa bansang America si Dindi at kaya niya makapagreklamo at mag file ng lawsuit! lumalabas tuloy sa iba ganito: “Pinay, inaapi ng puting amerkana” LOL! Pero paano naman yun mga Pinay na kayumanggi na pumapasok bilang kasambahay at sila din ay inaabuso mismo ng mga kapwa nilang Pinay na kayumanggi?  Sila’y nagreklamo, pero saan ang “salute” para sa kanila?

  • cunninghum

    Halo-halo ang gulo!!!

  • allandel

    i read the story a few days ago. i just don’t get it, why dindi gallardo had to stick it out until this happened. she thinks that this is the time for a payoff? i’msorry but a decent personal who has delicadeza will leave the workplace at the very sign of abuse – but she did not!

  • boyod

    bakit nakasingit  yung kolom mo rito pang tabloid lang yan

  • eirons1043

    I am confused as to why Dindi replied to you ” please contact my lawyer for details”. With her perceive intelligence she should have replied directly to you without mincing words.  Or maybe super exagerrated ang charges niya duon kay Cox. What Dindi did is good if true but if the court decides otherwise, sira na naman lalo ang mga pinoy.



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