Lady producer’s death kept under wraps in deferrence to her wish for privacy

 

By Boy Villasanta

 

A lady film producer’s passing was kept hush hush to the public recently so as not to invite frenzy and fiesta mood, and more importantly, to keep the privacy of the family among showbiz folks.

It took one week before the news officially came out that she was truly gone.

Entertainment writer Danny Vibas was puzzled if movie producer Baby Pascual—or her namesake--  Baby Pascual Films and Associates, one of the major movie outfits in the 80s —was really dead. It was because Baby’s brother, 1987 Urian Best Director William Pascual (for “Takaw-Tukso”), was a…

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 NEDA delighted by PH credit rating upgrade

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said he welcomes the raising of Philippine credit rating to stable or “good quality” (BBB) from the previous BBB- by Fitch Ratings.

 

“This news is a welcome development especially at a time that we are seeing a sustained improvement in government spending. The upgraded rating reflects the steady and strong economic performance of the Philippines and the firm confidence of investors,” Pernia noted.

 

“This positive outlook and ratings from global credit watchers encourages the whole of government to be more efficient and swift in executing…

Read more: NEDA delighted by PH credit rating upgrade

Wendell Ramos weds longtime beau

 

 

By Boy Villasanta

 

Straight from the fiesta of the eve of Our Lady of Loreto’s parish fiesta in Sampaloc, Manila where Wendell Ramos spent most of his youth, the actor made second matrimonial vows when he tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Kai Guevarra Saturday afternoon at the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Parañaque City.

            Wendell and Kai finally decided to make official their bond when they were already certain about their stability as persons in love, according to most of their friends and associates.

            Among the sponsors in the nuptials…

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Bong Revilla’s sis celebrates birthday in his detention cell

 

By Boy Villasanta

 

It’s next to impossible to secure a permit from authorities to visit Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame. Add to that, attempts to phone patch with a visitor inside his cell is absolutely impossible as cell phones are banned inside.

 

            It was Bong’s sis Andrea Bautista-Ynares’ birthday Sunday afternoon but we didn’t have the official pass to be able to greet her and him.

 

            But according to veteran entertainment writer Alice Vergara, the actor promised that we’d be allowed to meet up with…

Read more: Bong Revilla’s sis celebrates birthday in his detention cell

Be not deceived by beverage lobbies against beverage tax, Rep. Belaro

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Rep. Salvador Belaro Jr., 1-Ang Edukasyon Partylist, author of bills on healthy drinks and school nutrition, asked the public, particularly the students and sari sari store owners, not to believe in the campaigns of beverage companies against the beverage tax and citing the health benefits of softdrinks on nutrition.

 

In a statement, Belaro said “1-Ang Edukasyon Party-list has long campaigned for better nutrition for Filipinos especially students and the youth. The proposed beverage tax in the TRAIN tax reform bill and the various school nutrition bills I filed are proof of…

Read more: Be not deceived by beverage lobbies against beverage tax, Rep. Belaro

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