Lorna Tolentino shares triple birthdays with 2 special persons


By Boy Villasanta


Lorna Tolentino


On December 22, actress Lorna Tolentino will celebrate another milestone in her life—her birthday which will coincide with the celebration of the Parade of Stars of the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.


Her close friends say Lorna’s birthday will be quieter this time unlike in the past when she threw big parties to showbiz folks. In so many ways as well, her friends will surely celebrate her special day with her.


Although LT has no entry to this year’s festival of Filipino films, she nevertheless has the most wonderful movie she…

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Bong Revilla hopes to entertain guests at Cavite mansion this Christmas




By Boy Villasanta


Should the court grant his Christmas wish, Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. will be entertaining guests at the family mansion in Imus, Cavite.

This was announced by one of his staff when we visited the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame Sunday afternoon. Mario Maderal, one of Ramon’s trusted retinue during visitation schedules, said that Revilla was praying that he granted a Christmas furlough.

“Sana naman po, makalabas siya sa Christmas. Mahigpit po talaga dito sa detention kaya sa Cavite mansion na lang tayo magkita-kita (I hope he is able to claim…

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CONSISTENT with the initiatives of President Rodrigo Duterte to help small and medium entrepreneurs throughout the country, the national government has allotted P1 billion for next year to provide micro enterprises an alternative source of financing that is easy to access and at a reasonable interest.
The funding will be released through the Small Business Corporation (SB Corp.), the micro-financing arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
“The President has vowed to provide affordable micro-loans for micro entrepreneurs and we are here to deliver this promise through the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3),” DTI-Regional Operations…

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Newly-licensed nurses told to serve their communities first


By Rose de la Cruz


Before even embarking for jobs abroad, the fresh batch of licensed nurses were asked to first serve their local communities (places of residence or birthplace) as the country also is in dire need of nurses.


The appeal was made by Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy of Bagong Henerasyon Partylist and cvhair of the committee on public information, in view of the 350 nursing requirement of Germany as reported by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration under a Triple Win with Germany program.


As a member of the House Committee on Health, I congratulate the…

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NEDA confident of meeting growth target of 6.5-7.5 percent


By Rose de la Cruz


Because of the 6.7 percent growth in the first three quarters of 2017 brought about by a robust domestic consumption and government spending and a recovery in external demand, the National Economic and Development Authority is confident that the country would meet its full-year growth target of 6.5 to 7.5 percent.


This even as the Asian Development Bank projects a full-year growth of 6.7 percent vis-à-vis Vietnam’s 6.5 percent, China’s 6.4 percent, and India’s 7.4 percent, said a yearend report of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia.…

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