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Bimby’s birthday wish: More rich Filipinos

Screengrab from Kris Aquino’s Instagram account

For his birthday, the presidential sister’s son Bimby Yap has one wish for his country – to make more Filipinos richer.

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Aquino reappoints Villareal as MTRCB chief

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Atty. Eugenio H. Villareal   inquirer photo

President Benigno S. Aquino III on Saturday reappointed lawyer Eugenio H. Villareal as chairman of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), Malacanang said.

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Aquino expected to watch nephew’s movie

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Kris Aquino with Bimby. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After spending Christmas eve with his family, President Benigno Aquino III is expected to head to the cinema and watch his nephew’s debut film “My Little Bossings,” Inquirer Radio 990AM said on Wednesday.

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Reforms needed to ‘rehabilitate’ top artistic honor

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For several weeks now, we’ve been getting “insider” reports that, despite pleas for reforms before coming up with the next batch of National Artists, the selection process has been initiated and concluded, with the new laureates already chosen and awaiting President Aquino’s affirmation. If there’s truth to these reports, all we can do now is [...]

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Director Peque Gallaga’s Facebook rant goes viral

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PEQUE Gallaga

It was meant only for his small circle of online friends, but when filmmaker Peque Gallaga’s rant on Facebook about the government’s handling of the relief efforts in the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” went public, it quickly went viral and was soon enough picked up by mainstream media.

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Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. –never too big for his britches

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REVILLA. What you see is what you get.

The next Philippine presidential race is still three years away, but the search for President Benigno Aquino III’s successor is already beginning to heat up—with Mar Roxas, Jejomar Binay and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. gearing up for an exciting, three-way fight.

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Aquino, Corona: Chilling out with the enemy

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They may have exchanged words of anger not too long ago, but on Wednesday night President Aquino and ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona were seen enjoying the concert of classic rock group America at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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America ‘unites’ Aquino, Corona

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AMERICA (from left): Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley. Photo from official america homepage

For more than two cheerful hours on Wednesday night, President Benigno Aquino III and a few of his Cabinet members were one with former Chief Justice Renato Corona and wife Cristina.

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President welcomes return of ‘Genghis Khan’ film

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TURNOVER Alfonso Tagliaferri of the Italian Embassy hands over reels of the film to President Aquino and FDCP chair Briccio Santos. photo:rodel rotoni

Making his first appearance at an arts and culture event, President Benigno Aquino III attended last Saturday’s formal turnover to the Philippines of the original prints of Manuel Conde’s “Genghis Khan” from the Venice Film Festival archives. The turnover ceremony, held at SM Mall of Asia, marked the launch of the National Film Archive of [...]

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Volunteer ‘ambassadors’ urge: Give peace a chance

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President Benigno Aquino III with (from left) Peace Adviser Teresita Quintos-Deles, peace ambassador-volunteer apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas and Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman during the launch of the “I am for peace” campaign held Friday at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall, Malacañang Place. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Malacañang photo bureau

Amid fresh outbreaks of sectarian violence in the Middle East, President Benigno Aquino III on Friday rallied Filipinos to do their part in bringing peace to the country, which is still wracked by Muslim secessionism and communist insurgency.

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Popularity shouldn’t compromise coveted award

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AQUINO. Didn’t interfere with the selection process.

A number of Dolphy’s fans are less than happy with President Benigno Aquino III, because he has opted not to step in and fast-track the National Artist selection process, so that the recently departed star would be able to receive it posthaste.

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Excessive number of commercials scored

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DE CASTRO. No side comments, please.

RITA Malbarosa, housewife: “I am amazed at the barrage of product promotions, teleserye trailers and celebrity testimonials in between segments of a popular drama series. The daily installment is divided into four segments. In between segments are the advertisements crowded at five- to seven-minute intervals. I conducted a time and motion study, and within each interval, 15 products, three teleseryes and celebrity plugs for the show were presented!

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