‘Twas an amazing 2017 for 2013 Miss International Bea Rose Santiago


 By Boy Villasanta


After the storm the sun shines.

            This is true about actress and 2013 Miss International Bea Rose Santiago.

            After her public spat with her father Paul Valencia Santiago whom she accused of abandoning her when she was just 10 but which  the man denied and clarified that it was his wife who betrayed her, Bea Rose is back in her element and is able to come to terms with the  harsh realities in life.

            The years past had been very good to her, particularly 2017.

            Here’s Bea Rose’s assessment of her…

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A Filipina star shines bright in Canada


By Boy Villasanta


It was controversial Fil-Briton filmmaker Jowee Morel  of “Moma,” “EC2Luv,” “Mga Paru-Parong Rosas,” “Mona Singapore Escort,” “Latak,” “HiStory,” “When A Gay Man Loves,” “Strictly Confidential” and “Leona Calderon) who arranged for me to talk to a compleat politician, book writer and well-awarded Filipina politician in Canada, Cynthia Barker, the very first Filipina to be elected as Borough Councilor in London, under the Conservative Party of the former British Prime Minister David Cameron.   

Morel initially briefed me about Barker through his stories about a Filipina star who made it to the political hierarchy of the…

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Faster assistance programs for PUV drivers urged


By Rose de la Cruz


Two House assistant majority leaders urged government agencies, on the first day of the enforcement campaign for public transport modernization program to speed up approval of regulations on the use of public funds for public utility vehicle drivers.


1-PACMAN Party-list Representative Michael Romero urged the Department of Transportation, the Development Bank of the Philippines and Land Bank of the Philippines to fast-track their approval of the project mechanics and components on the use of the PUV Modernization Project funds from the 2018 budgets of the two state banks.


Similarly, Bagong Henerasyon Party-list…

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 Leadership mess at CHED cause delays in release of allowances to K to 12 scholars


By Rose de la Cruz


The current leadership tussle between a holdover executive director and an appointee of President Duterte, plus the failing health condition of the chairman of the Commission on Higher Education, has caused the delays in the release of allowances of scholars in the K- to- 12 program, which was earlier announced last December.


In view of this, two partylists congressmen have recommended changes at CHED) to address massive work backlogs particularly on the scholars’ allowances.


“CHED Chair Patricia Licuanan apparently has vertigo, which can, in unfortunate situations, be precursors to accidents. I…

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39 rice-producing provinces given edge with 35% tariff on imports


By Rose de la Cruz


Should the 35 percent tariff be levied on rice imports and the quantitative restrictions be lifted, at least 39 rice producing provinces of the country will have a competitive edge over imported grains from Thailand and Vietnam.


Preliminary analysis of the National Economic and Development Authority showed that rice production in these provinces will remain competitive with a P4 per kilo cost advantage over rice imports levied 35 percent duties from other countries.


“Rice per kilogram in these provinces will be P4 cheaper compared with Thai and Vietnamese rice. And these…

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