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Celebs’ views on ‘pork’ scam

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Since I wasn’t able to join the One Million People March, I made this little rhyme as my way of showing my support.

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Toto Villareal, MTRCB chief: I have to walk my talk

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Movie and Television Review and Classification Board Chairman Eugenio “Toto” Villareal

Movie and Television Review and Classification Board Chairman Eugenio “Toto” Villareal is certainly the busiest member of his 30-man team.

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Sheer star value no longer guarantees victory at the polls

Time was when sheer star value practically guaranteed victory for popular celebrities running for public office. Joseph Estrada, Ramon Revilla, Bong Revilla, Lito Lapid, Vilma Santos and many more stars surged to electoral success, with Estrada eventually making it all the way to the presidency before he was summarily impeached.

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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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Aga Muhlach braces for exciting challenge

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MUHLACH. “Effective leadership starts with a happy home.”

“Don’t quit your day job.” We often hear this unsolicited advice when actors decide to pursue politics. In the United States, Ronald Reagan, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sonny Bono and wrestler Jesse Ventura held important public posts at some point in their careers—as did Jerry Springer, who became Cincinnati’s scandal-plagued mayor 14 years before he began hosting his controversial talk show in 1991.

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In Defiance, singer Meat Loaf endorses Romney

Singer Meat Loaf performs in support of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the football stadium at Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Like a bat out of hell, aging hard rock legend Meat Loaf stormed the stage at a Mitt Romney campaign rally Thursday to declare his support for the Republican flag-bearer in the White House race.

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Katy Perry wears her ballot at Obama rally

Singer Katy Perry performs for a crowd before the arrival of President Barack Obama at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Las Vegas. AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

Katy Perry’s doing her best get-out-the vote effort: At a rally for President Barack Obama, she wore a tight white dress imprinted like a ballot, and a square box on her right hip filled in the names of Obama and Joe Biden.

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Worth waiting for; Susan Roces accepts award for Fernando Poe Jr.

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FPJ NATIONAL ARTIST Susan Roces gestures toward a large photo of her late husband Fernando Poe Jr. at the conferment of the national artist award, posthumous, on the movie actor and presidential candidate on Thursday by, says his widow “a duly elected President,” President Aquino. LYN RILLON

In rites witnessed by four national artists, Fernando Poe Jr.’s widow Susan Roces and daughter Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares finally received the posthumous National Artist medallion and citation on behalf of the “Action King” of Filipino movies from President Benigno Aquino in Malacañang after a six-year-long wait.

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Government to crack down on sex, violence on TV

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MTRCB chairperson Grace Poe Llamanzares. file photo

Government censors will be implementing a “TV violence rating code” to get television networks to tone down graphic scenes of sex and violence in the news and other programs, while setting aside 15 percent of their airtime for “child-friendly” programming.

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Dolphy National Artist nomination being processed, says NCCA lawyer

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Comedy king Dolphy Quizon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The nomination of veteran comedian Dolphy for the National Artist award was already being processed, according to Trixie Angeles, legal counsel of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

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Marines upset; even Abu Sayyaf rooted for Jessica Sanchez

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It was like losing a battle for Marine troops in Zamboanga City, who were so upset about the “American Idol” results that “nobody wanted to eat, cook, fetch water.”

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‘Bourne’ star leaves ‘legacy’ in Palace visit

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‘BOURNE’ AGAIN President Aquino shakes hands with  “Bourne Legacy” lead actor, Jeremy Renner, during Wednesday’s courtesy call of the “Bourne” cast and production staff in Malacañang. Note Renner wearing a barong with cargo pants. EDWIN BACASMAS

Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner arrived in the Palace wearing a formal Barong Tagalog over green cargo pants.

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