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Jim Paredes reacts to “vanity tax”

Jim Paredes rants on Twitter about a lawmaker’s proposal to impose so-called vanity tax on cosmetic products. The former Apo Hiking Society member expresses his disappointment through Twitter. While satire news and fake memes continue to infiltrate the social media, he humorously suggests that the government should impose tax on idiocy and stupidity. The controversial “vanity tax” was proposed by Ako Bicol party-list representative Rodel Batocabe. “Ang lipstick three hundred pesos, dagdagan mo ng thirty. Siguro naman ang isang taong nagli-lipstick ay di naman magiging …

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Gabriela on Miss Universe

Gabriela Women’s Party, to launch a protest against the country’s hosting of the 65th Miss Universe Pageant

Gabriela has announced that they will be opposing the hosting of the Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines, calling it an objectification of women and a cover-up of the country’s societal problems. Gabriela on the 65th Miss Universe: In a media briefing, Rep. Arlene Brosas said, “Gabriela opposes pageants and other festivals that exploit and commodify women. The country’s hosting of the Miss Universe pageant is yet another attempt to package the Philippines as a lurid tourist destination for cheap, easily exploitable women.” In an article …

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Mocha Uson accepts MTRCB appointment; vows to stop soft porn on primetime TV

Blogger Margaux “Mocha” Uson has been appointed as a board member of the Movie And Television Review And Classification Board (MTRCB), Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said Thursday. Out of her love for the showbiz industry, Mocha says she accepted the position but on the condition that she will not receive any salary. Uson said one of her top priorities is to not allow soft porn on prime time TV shows. Mocha Uson posted on her Facebook page the reason she accepted the position to become a board …

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LOOK: How celebrities reacted to Mocha Uson’s appointment on MTRCB?

Blogger Mocha Uson has been appointed as a board member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB). Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea also confirmed Uson’s appointment. The MTRCB, which is under the Office of the President, is mandated to regulate and classify movies, television programs, and publicity materials. It was created through Presidential Decree No. 1986. It is composed of a chairman, vice chairman, and 30 board members all appointed by the President. Some of celebrities can’t help but admire our government’s decision …

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LOOK: Ai-Ai delas Alas reacts on Cambodia’s grand welcome to President Rodrigo Duterte

Ai-Ai delas Alas, a known supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte, expressed her appreciation for Cambodia, who prepared for our president’s arrival on Tuesday (December 13) evening. The Kapuso actress shared a photo of Cambodia’s preparation to welcome the president, where she expressed her happiness over the treatment Duterte has received from its neighboring Asian countries and allies. On her Instagram account, the Kapuso comedian wrote: “Masaya ako kasi sa Cambodia nirerespeto ang ating pangulo. Hindi lamang sa Cambodia kundi sa iba pa nating kapatid na Asian …

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LOOK: Mocha Uson as the ‘Joan of Arc’ of DDS

On December 4 (Sunday), Mocha Uson updated the cover photo of her Facebook Page with more than 4.5 million followers. The cover photo shows Mocha as the ‘Joan of Arc of DDS.’ Mocha captioned the cover photo with: “Salamat sa gumawa nito po.” This cover photo received mixed emotions from the likers of her page. Top comments says: Mon Bay: “Oops not good Joan of Arc was burned at the stake through the influence of the church! They did make her a saint 300 years after …

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LOOK: Kris Aquino shows support for Leni Robredo, who resigned as HUDCC secretary

Vice President Leni Robredo resigned from her position as head of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC). The resignation came after the Vice President received a text message instructing her to desist from attending the cabinet meeting starting December 5. On Monday, Kris Aquino took to Instagram to express her support for Vice President Leni Robredo. Kris’ post shows a photo of herself with Leni with a quote from the Vice President that reads: “This is not a time for fear; this is a …

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Sen. Risa Hontiveros’ statement on VP Robredo’s decision to resign as HUDCC Chair

An Abusive and Toxic Relationship Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros’ statement on VP Robredo’s decision to resign as HUDCC Chair I fully support Vice President Leni Robredo’s decision to resign from President Rodrigo Duterte’s cabinet. It was an abusive and toxic relationship, after all. From the start, Vice President Robredo was not given enough support to fully exercise her task as the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Chairperson. As if by design, she was intended to fail. Worse, as a woman, she was disrespected …

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LOOK: Vivian Velez on VP Leni Robredo’s resignation as HUDCC Chairman

Veteran sexy star Vivian Velez thinks Vice president Leni Robredo’s resignation as Housing Secretary from the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte is a “great news.” In a Facebook post last night, Velez said, “Great news that Leni was fired. Robredo was seen with Mar Roxas at the anti-Marcos anti-Duterte rally at the People Power Monument in White Plains. She would have been a hypocrite indeed if she keeps on attending cabinet meetings when she is against the Duterte government. It’s not wise to have an enemy …

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VP Leni Robredo, hired via phone call, ordered to stop attending all Cabinet meetings via text message

During the taping of a media address in Malacañang on July 7, 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte called Vice President Leni Robredo to offer the HUDCC chairmanship. The offer to VP Robredo started when he was asked by Rocky Ignacio, a reporter for the government-owned PTV-4 – if he would be giving Robredo a Cabinet post. His answer led to a phone call to Robredo. “Pwede ka housing ma’am? Can you be the housing secretary? Tanggapin mo ma’am?” Duterte asked Robredo over the phone. Five months after, Robredo announced Sunday …

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