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Grace Poe urges show biz to support film tourism bill

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Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares is urging show biz denizens to lobby in Congress for the passage of a bill that she filed to promote the country through film tourism.

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Juana Change calls fellow artists to join Monday’s anti-‘pork’ rally

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She is “one with a million” for change.

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Ben Affleck says he won’t run for US Senate

Ben Affleck speaks during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the Evolving Security Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Implications for U.S. National Security at Rayburn House Office Building on December 19, 2012 in Washington, DC.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Ben Affleck is taking his name off the list of possible candidates for John Kerry’s seat in the U.S. Senate, which would be open if the Democratic senator from Massachusetts is confirmed as secretary of state.

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P7M for film rights to Lacson’s life on the run

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Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson said he received P7 million for the movie rights to his life in exile while avoiding an arrest warrant in connection with the twin killings of a publicist and his driver in 2000.

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NCCA to review rules for National Artist after Dolphy’s passing

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The intense public demand to give Dolphy (Rodolfo Vera in real life) the National Artist award has pressured the National Center for Culture and the Arts to put its selection process “under review,” Sen. Edgardo Angara revealed.

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Dolphy’s conferment as National Artist pushed in Senate

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Two Senators on Thursday called for the conferment of the National Artist Award to ailing Comedy King Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon.

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Historic tweet

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Twitterworld exploded with celebrity quips on The Verdict last Tuesday. GMA 7 actress Maxene Magalona remarked on the popular site: “I loved watching the different senators speak—from Lapid’s honest-to-goodness and humbling speech to Legarda’s sophisticated delivery. Win!” She wondered: “Did you see Legarda’s eyebrow go up? Hahaha! Love it!”

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