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Three inspiring real-life dramas at the polls

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POE. Belated vindication  from “FPJ magic.”

Viewers and voters will look back to the 2013 midterm polls for a number of reasons, depending on the different contexts from which they choose to operate

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Aga Muhlach vs Wimpy Fuentebella: Both claim victory in polls

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AGA Muhlach  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Actor-turned-politician Ariel “Aga” Muhlach, too, has a problem with the compact flash (CF) cards of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines.

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Stars in politics: List of winners and losers

SANTOS. Topbills Jeffrey Jeturian’s Cinemalaya entry, “Extra.”

While Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto’s bid for reelection was a breeze, her perennial movie screen partner Christopher “Boyet” de Leon failed to take the seat of the second district of the province in the House of Representatives, finishing last among three candidates.

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What mom Susan would do for Grace

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GRACE Poe and mom Susan (right) when they received the National Artist honor for Fernando Poe Jr. in August last year in Malacañang. LYN RILLON

Actress Susan Roces felt “too traumatized” by her experiences while campaigning in 2004 for her late husband and then presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr. that it “took her forever to throw her full support” to her own daughter Mary Grace Poe’s senatorial campaign.

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Paolo gets political

Paolo Paraiso. FILE PHOTO

Actor Paolo Paraiso gets socially relevant in social media. On Friday, he commended the Commission on Elections on Twitter. “Good job @Comelec for showing the do’s and don’ts of proper campaigning. Ang tanong… nasunod ba?

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Gloc-9′s ‘Dapat Tama’ is the story of the Filipino nation

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Two simple words—”Dapat Tama”—everyone should remember before voting on May 13. Gloc-9 makes that message clear in this anthem that he composed to wake up a somnolent nation. Indeed, a nation rendered almost numb in her seeming insurmountable struggles against crashing poverty and incorrigible corruption in government. However, there’s a most powerful line “Nasa atin ang kapangyarihan pag tayo ang kumibo” which offers each of us insight—and that is, the realization that the power to effect change lies in each of us and not in the candidates—so it is time we woke up and time we claim that power by casting our votes.

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Stars shine on Team PNoy ‘miting de avance’

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WILLIE Revillame. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Celebrity endorsers, including, TV host Willie Revillame, appeared at the Team PNoy miting de avance at the Amoranto Sports Complex in Quezon City on Friday.

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Magsaysay is the one, says ‘Ser Chief’

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TV actor  Richard Yap and former Senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr.

Barely a week before the midterm elections, popular TV actor Richard Yap, more known as “Ser Chief” made a strong push for the candidacy of former Senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr., whom he described as a person with “unquestionable integrity,” “untainted background,” and “track record”.

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Don’t vote for bets with bad boy image, popular TV actor ‘Ser Chief’ urges voters

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TV actor  Richard Yap and former Senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr.

Don’t fall for candidates with a “bad boy image,” they are just for movies, so said actor Richard Yap popularly known as “Ser Chief.”

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Kris Aquino to help first raise tourism arrivals before pondering on political plans

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Kris Aquino. FILE PHOTO

Popular TV host Kris Aquino said she would first help raise the number of tourists in the country and use it as her “achievement” in case she runs for public office.

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Ongpaucos miffed by Escudero interview: Stop skirting issues

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The parents of Heart Evangelista last Monday challenged Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, the actress’ boyfriend, to stop “skirting the issues about his character” and answer them.

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Evangelista says sorry to Escudero, denies parents’ allegations

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Senator Francis Escudero with girlfriend Heart Evangelista in an out-of-town vacation. INQUIRER file photo

“Why? Why are you doing this?” an emotional Heart Evangelista asked her mom, Cecile, in a television interview on Sunday.

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