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For the least of these, our brethren

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EWAN McGregor hiked for days to deliver vaccines in the Himalayas. www.unicef.org.uk

Quite a number of celebrities have lent their names to important advocacies to make the world a better place, especially for the poorest of the poor. But, we daresay that few have given as much of their time and energy as Ewan McGregor for the Unicef immunization project called the Cold Chain Mission.   Last [...]

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Lexi Fernandez: Panicky villainess

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Witnessing her mother’s battle with breast cancer scarred young actress Lexi Fernandez, to say the least.

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New lease on life for Liezl

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MARTINEZ. In full remission.

If you look at Liezl Martinez now, you wouldn’t believe that she was ever afflicted with the big C. It was in 2008 when Albert Martinez’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. It recurred in 2011 and metastasized to her left lung.

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Mother’s fine

From Regal producer Lily Monteverde: “All the tubes connected to my body were removed and I don’t feel any tinge of pain. Thank you to all my friends, apos, husband, children, daughters-in-law, and the press, all my doctors and nurses, for praying for my successful operation and speedy recovery. Most of all, thank you, God [...]

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Michael J. Fox to play newscaster in new NBC show

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Canadian actor Michael J. Fox holds his international lifetime achievement award during the awardings of the Goldene Kamera 2011 (golden camera media prize) of the Axel Springer Verlag publishing house on February 5, 2010 in Berlin. AFP/ TOBIAS SCHWARZ

On his upcoming NBC comedy, Michael J. Fox will play a newscaster who had quit his job due to Parkinson’s Disease but returns to work in the show’s first episode because a new medical regimen has helped him control many of the disease’s symptoms.

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‘My mother is a great woman’

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Singer-actor Marc Abaya says his award-winning
filmmaker mom Marilou, who is battling cancer,
still finds ways to support her sons’ endeavors

Singer-actor Marc Abaya says his award-winning filmmaker mom Marilou, who is battling cancer, still finds ways to support her sons’ endeavors   “On bad days, she relies on painkillers. On good days, she uses her time to show support for her sons’ numerous endeavors,” said singer-actor Marc Abaya of his mom, filmmaker Marilou Diaz Abaya, [...]

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Dolphy died due to multiple organ failure—Makati Medical Center

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Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon died due to multiple organ failure, the Makati Medical Center, where the King of Comedy had been confined since June 9, announced.

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2 bishops back calls to make Dolphy national artist

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Two members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines voiced support Saturday for calls that the ailing actor and comedian Dolphy be proclaimed a National Artist.

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Filipinos pray for Dolphy

Dolphy. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/MIKE ALQUINTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine King of Comedy, Dolphy, has been fighting for his life at the Makati Medical Center.

Malacañang and his family are urging the nation to pray for him.

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Makati Med says sorry over media reprimand

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Makati Medical Center. KAREN BONCOCAN/INQUIRER.net

Makati Medical Center has released an apology for an earlier “emotional reprimand” on several members of the media covering the hospitalization there of Dolphy.

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Dolphy at Makati hospital’s ICU

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Veteran actor Dolphy, who has been confined at the intensive care unit of the Makati Medical Center since the weekend, “is responding to treatment very well,” his son and private nurse said Friday.

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Jessica Sanchez: ‘My throat isn’t at its best’

Jessica Sanchez. Image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube

A day before she performs as one of the three final contenders of American Idol on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), 16-year-old pop diva Jessica Sanchez said she’s unwell.

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