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Visiting Gov Vi at The Mansion

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FROM left: Girlie Rodis, Mai Mai Cojuangco, Rowell Santiago and Mikee Jaworski

It was such a delight to pay Gov. Vilma Santos a visit in her headquarters (dubbed “The Mansion”) at the Batangas Capitol last Friday. As always, she had her staff prepare a sumptuous lunch of Batangueño dishes like beef bulalo and sinaing na tulingan.

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Kris Aquino dispels talk of vice presidential bid in 2016

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Kris Aquino. FILE PHOTO

“2016 is not yet my time,” was how popular TV host and actress Kris Aquino dispelled Tuesday night reports of her possible vice presidential bid in the next elections.

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Madonna hits out at Venezuela leader

Madonna. AP /Evan Agostini, File

US pop icon Madonna hit out at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, accusing his government of “fascism” over its handling of nationwide protests.

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Fil-Am director finds his dream in Pacquiao film ‘Manny’

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Filipino-American filmmaker Ryan Matthew Moore has always dreamed of honoring Filipino cinema. But having been born and raised in Southern California, his ideas for a dream project during his early years as a young filmmaker were vague at best.

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Madonna to share stage with freed Pussy Riot members

Madonna. AP /Evan Agostini, File

Madonna will share a stage with the freed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot at a concert in New York next month, the US pop star said.

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Gov. Vi says she could be the next president

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At a recent gathering to celebrate her turning 60, actress and Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos announced she was “inclined to be the next president.”

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Bigger, better prospects for Vilma

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SANTOS. New challenges  beckon. file photo

Don’t look now, but the “eternally youthful” Vilma Santos, truly “The Star for All Seasons (and Reasons),” has just turned 60! The fact that she looks a full decade younger is of great comfort to everybody’s Ate Vi, but even more psychically rewarding must be her grateful realization that, at an age when some “seniors” [...]

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Former SK chairman Ritz Azul favors youth council abolition

Ritz Azul. Arnold Almacen/INQUIRER file photo

TV5 star Ritz Azul, a former Sangguniang Kabataan chairman in Laguna, favors the local youth council’s abolition. “Children of barangay officials … are made to run for SK (posts). Sadly, it became a training ground for kids belonging to big political clans.” Marinel R. Cruz

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Musician Joey Ayala to run for president if…

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JOEY Ayala grew up with a more diverse pop sound: Acoustic, band, various sounds. RIZ PULUMBARIT/CONTRIBUTOR

Music artist Joey Ayala, known for fusing the sounds of indigenous Philippine instruments with modern music, said he might consider running for president if the job came with a handsome paycheck.

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PH ‘more fun’ for Katy Perry in music video

Katy Perry with the Taal Volcano as background.  Screengrab from Katy Perry's Roar music video.

Even American pop star Katy Perry apparently thinks it’s more fun in the Philippines—and this has Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez over the moon.

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New JFK film about ordinary people, not conspiracies

Director Peter Landesman poses before the screening of "Parkland" presented in competition at the 70th Venice Film Festival on September 1st, 2013 at Venice Lido. AFP

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, director Peter Landesman transports the viewer behind the scenes to witness the chaos, panic and grief of the infamous event in his new movie “Parkland”, which premiered in Venice Sunday.

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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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