Painter Tanseco asks justice for his mom’s death



By Boy Villasanta


Tension was felt at the recent death of matriarch Rosalinda Gorgonio Tanseco recently when painter Francis Tanseco flew in supposedly for a vacation with her but ended up mourning her loss, which he said was due to the neglect of his siblings and relatives.


Francis is the painter of Nora Aunor and Imelda Marcos who is still grieving and asking justice for the death of his mom. “Nailibing na mama ko (My mom is already buried) today but somebody got away with murder. May Divine Justice prevail swiftly),” exclaimed Francis, a nurse and an…

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How to prevent drowning this summer



By Rose de la Cruz


With temperatures rising constantly to insufferable levels due to El Nino this season, parents are wont to bring their children to beaches and resorts. But not all beaches and resorts employ adequate numbers of life guards and first aid practitioners to cope with growing numbers of deaths from drowning.


Rep. Frederick Siao, lone district of Iligan and vice chair of the house tourism committee, reminded parents to keep their young away from drowning hazards.


"Drowning is a leading cause of death among children and teens especially during summer. Many of these tragedies happen…

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Actress Yasmien Kurdi finishes magna cum laude



By Boy Villasanta


The fruits of hard work and perseverance bore abundantly for actress Yasmien Kurdi, who recently graduated magna cum laude at Arellano University in Legarda Street, Sampaloc, Manila.


Yasmien Yuson Kurdi Soldevilla in real life, she finished Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.


In a solemn investiture held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Kurdi earned an academic honor of magna cum laude despite her tight schedule as an actress, a mother and a wife.


Her whole family including her mom, Miriam Ong-Yuson, was around to cheer for her. Husband Rey…

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Teacher-Filmmaker bestowed QC Dragon Star Award



By Boy Villasanta


Are teaching and filmmaking complementary with each other? Both are in pursuit of education.


That’s why public school teacher and filmmaker Jek Jumawan has made a considerable reconciliation between the two fields of endeavor—and charmingly so.


A mentor at the Lagro High School in Fairview, Quezon City, Jumawan teaches Filipino subjects and organizing regular filmmaking workshops to his students, among them, Teatro Oktubre Nueve and Sining Bahandi Youth Filmmakers. “It’s a mission and a vision,” said Jumawan whose first film, “Hulagway” won Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Pandayang Lino Brocka Independent and…

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Aim for 2.4 percent inflation



By Rose de la Cruz


While acknowledging the feat of 3.3 percent in March 2019, Rep. Henry Ong, 2nd district of Leyte and chair of the committee on banks and financial intermediaries, is asking the economic team to aim for 2.4 percent inflation, a level achieved in July 2017.


Ong urged the Department of Agriculture to have the Rice Fund ready as a safety net for farmers and drought relief be put in place this El Nino summer.


"The 2.4 percent we had in July 2017 is the proper benchmark because government has been working hard…

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