Mark Bautista peppers his memoirs with blind items



By Boy Villasanta


“Beyond The Mark,” the autobiography of singer and actor Mark Bautista has yet to land the book shelves but has become controversial this early.


 He peppered them with excerpts and teasers of hot and no-holds-barred approaches invariably to drumbeat a marketing pitch typical of the entertainment industry’s marketing style. In fact, the merits of the book have yet to determinetheir value, if any. For even biographical sketches considered bestsellers are contextualized by theoretical skeleton to at least spark a discussion no matter the trivialities and significances of the subject.


            Interestingly, though, the…

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Longer maternity leaves pushed


By Rose de la Cruz


Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy of Bagong Henerasyon partylist and chairman of the committee on women and gender equality, voiced her full support to measures that would lengthen the mandated maternity and paternity leaves, to be at par with those prescribed by the International Labor Organization and the World Health Organization.


She gave her full support to the proposed longer maternity and paternity leaves in a dialogue with women leaders from the Workers for Expanded Maternity Leave (Work4ML) group when they trooped to Congress recently.


The current consolidated house version of the bill…

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OFW remittances exceed growth projection of 4% in 2017


By Rose de la Cruz


The full-year remittances of overseas Filipino workers in 2017 stood at $31.3 billion, posting a new record high at $3 billion in December, or an expansion of 7.9 percent relative to the level recorded in the same month last year.



This brings the cumulative personal remittances level for January to December 2017 to $31.3 billion, 5.3 percent higher than the $29.7 billion level in 2016 and exceeding the BSP's projection of 4.0 percent for 2017, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. announced Thursday.…

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National Curfew for kids below 18 y.o. pushed


By Rose de la Cruz


Since most curfew hours for children have largely been localized, a bill filed in the lower house seeks the national adoption of curfew hours for children below 18 to spare them from being victimized by crime syndicates or to prevent them from engaging themselves in criminality at night.


House Bill 7110, authored by Rep. Bernadette Herrera Dy and others, seeks to mandate and strictly implement a set of hours during night time within which minors are prohibited from remaining outside of their homes, not only as a means of maintaining public order and…

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 DENR urged to declare Benham Bank a “no take” zone

By Rose de la Cruz


Environmentalists, supported by 50 institutions, trooped to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources today (Valentine’s Day) to deliver a special love letter to DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu, that urged the declaration of Benham Bank, the shallowest but rich portion of Philippine Rise, a “no take” zone.

With five shark mascots leading them, the environmentalists’ letter was signed by over 9,000 that included Oceana’s online petition to protect the Philippine Rise. Oceana is a global ocean conservation advocacy group that has supported the Philippines in its researches on Benham Bank, which led to the declaration…

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