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Romnick Sarmenta ‘politely disagrees’ with Mayor Isko’s statements on ‘red vs yellow’

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Actor Romnick Sarmenta said he does not agree that the feud between “red and yellow” will not stop if the presidential candidate from either party wins in the 2022 elections.

“I politely disagree with the statement that says: Di matatapos ang gulo kapag pula o dilaw ang manalo. Ang tamang statement ay: Di matatapos ang gulo, kapag trapo ang nanalo,” he said in a tweet.

“We deserve a better government that is transparent, accountable, and pro-Philippines.”

It appears he is referring to the statement of showbiz friend and presidential aspirant Isko Moreno who said that voters should choose him if they want peace of mind.

“I’ve been trying to send you the message. Hindi matatapos ang away ng pula at dilaw sinuman ang iboto n’yo sa pagitan nila,” the Manila Mayor said.

“Kita n’yo stress sa ordinaryong Pilipino. Samahan n’yo ako. I will give peace of mind. Walang away, walang gantihan. Focus lang tayo sa problema,” he added.

This is not the first time that Romnick took a swipe at his friend. He also posted after the Easter press conference attended by presidential aspirants Mayor Isko, Sen. Ping Lacson, and former Defense Sec. Norberto Gonzales.

“Kaibigan ang turing ko sa iyo. Ikinampanya kita noon sa mas mababang posisyon dahil naniniwala ako sa mga paninindigan mo dati,” Romnick said.

“Pwede kang magalit o magtampo sa akin. Pero ang mga sinabi ko kailan lang ay dala ng malasakit at di galit. Sana’y mag-isip ka. Di pa huli,” he tweeted.

Romnick is a vocal supporter of the tandem of Vice President Leni Robredo and Sen. Kiko Pangilinan.

“Ang boto ko ay para rin sa mga hindi kakampi. Makakaginhawa rin ito sa kinabukasan nila. Dahil sa gobyernong tapat, may pakinabang ang lahat. Ang aayaw na lang talaga, ‘yung mga mabubuko ang maling gawain.”

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Sen. JV Ejercito proud sa bagong milestone ng anak na si Emilio

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Ipinagmamalaki ni Senator JV Ejercito ang pinakabagong milestone ng kanyang panganay na anak na si Emilio.

Ayon sa kaniyang Facebook post, “Proud Daddy moment… Congrats to my son Emilio on his graduation at the Ateneo de Manila University. Admittedly an improvement, mas pogi, mas matangkad, mas matalino!”

Dumalo si Ejercito sa graduation ceremony ng kanyang anak sa Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) noong Lunes. Binati ng senador si Emilio sa kaniyang tagumpay at kinilala ang kaniyang anak na mas gwapo at mas matalino kaysa sa kanya.

Kitang kita ang saya sa mukha ng kaniyang ama na pinahihiwatig na sobrang proud father siya. Kahit na marami siyang gampanin pagdating sa politika, hindi niya kinalilimutan ang pagiging ama sa kaniyang dalawang anak.

Si Emilio o Jose Emilio B. Ejercito sa totoong buhay ay nakapagtapos ng Bachelor of Arts in Management Economics Minor in Financial Management sa nasabing unibersidad nitong Agosto 29, 2022. Siya ay 22-taon gulang.

Sumuporta rin siya sa kaniyang ama noong ito ay nangangampanya noong March 10, 2019.

Ayon sa kaniyang Facebook post, siya rin ay isang Force Officer of this year’s TEDxADMU 2022: Epicenter.

“Manifesting greatness takes time and patience. The journey towards our own center may be challenging, but it is an opportunity worth taking.”

Basahin : JV Ejercito, sumemplang na tinawanan pa ng ilang netizens

Kamakailan, ikinalungkot ni Senator Ejercito ang disgrasyang naganap sa kaniyang pagmamaneho ng bisikleta noong November 22, 2021

Tinawanan naman ng mga netizens ang nangyari sa kaniya at siya naman ay tumugon sa mga ito,

“Have some people gone this low in socmed? Some even making fun of my accident and injuries in a page of a major daily. What is happening to some Pinoys? We are not like this. Supposedly we are one of the friendliest people in the world. Sa halip na magpagalingan sa talino, tila sa iba pagalingan sa pabastusan ang gusto. This is cruel, bordering on evil.”

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Giselle Sanchez explains decision to accept role in ‘Maid in Malacañang’ amid criticisms

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Actress Giselle Sanchez, who plays the role of former Pres. Cory Aquino in Maid in Malacañang, explained her decision to accept the project.

In her column published by the Manila Bulletin, which she also posted on Facebook, Giselle said she has always been a fan of director Darryl Yap and that she believes Yap is the “most brilliant director of his time.”

“Yap told me, ‘We want an intelligent and educated lady to play her role.’ And that was the selling piece – Direk Darryl Yap plus the requirements to play ‘her character,'” she said.

Giselle also admitted talking to Sen. Imee Marcos to confirm one of the lines on her script.

“My heart started pounding when I saw the line, ‘Get them out of the Philippines.’ In my mind, this was something I did not know, I haven’t read, this was something new. And anything new will receive only two reactions, positive reactions and negative reactions,” she added.

“I personally texted Senator Imee Marcos and she texted back in Filipino, ‘Yun daw ang sabi ng mga Kano.'”

Giselle said she then realized that she only knows one side of the story and it is now time to give the Marcoses a chance to share their side.

[RELATED: ‘Trabaho lang po’: Giselle Sanchez asks netizens for understanding over ‘Maid in Malacañang’ role]

“With what Senator Imee told me, I began to realize, all this time, what I have been reading in historical books and print media and watching and listening on television and radio during the eighties and nineties was the other camp’s side of the story because they were the ones’ sitting in the administration,” Giselle said.

“Now that the coin has flipped, let’s give a chance for the Marcoses to tell their side of the story, the way they know it.”

Moreover, she also mentioned Yap’s clarifying statement that the movie is not a biopic.

“Lastly Direk Daryl Yap would like to remind everybody that, “Maid in Malacañang is NOT a bio-pic. This is a story of a family,” she said.

Maid in Malacañang is a film about the last 72 hours of the Marcos family in Malacañang in 1986, which has received criticisms from some netizens for its alleged attempt to distort history. It will be shown in cinemas on August 3, 2022.

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‘P’wede dahan-dahan lang?’ Sen. Robin Padilla admits difficulty understanding English-speaking colleagues

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Newly-elected Sen. Robin Padilla admitted having a hard time keeping up with his colleagues in the Senate who are conversing in English during plenary debates.

In an interview with reporters, Sen. Padilla said he will take advantage of the Senate journal in order to fully understand what his fellow lawmakers are discussing.

“Yun lang, nahihirapan lang ako pag nag-Englishan na, medyo ‘pwede dahan-dahan lang?’ Kaya mahalaga ‘yong journal eh. Kaya binabasa ko ‘yong journal kasi nandun lahat eh, mahalaga ‘yon,” Sen. Padilla explained.

Asked by a reporter what he does in order to catch up with discussions, he said: “Nakatunganga lang ako. ‘Ah okay.’ Bukas mababasa ko sa journal ito.”

He added that it is a challenge to him whenever his colleagues start using deep English words, especially during debates.

“Hindi naman lahat hindi ko naiintindihan. Kapag gumamit lang sila ng mga English na pang-dictionary, marami talaga eh. Lalo na ‘pag nagtatalo na… Dun naglalabasan ng mga webster doon. Medyo dumudugo tenga ko. Hindi naman ako pinagsalita eh,” he also said.

“Ang journal ko, may mga linya. ‘Pag may linya ‘yun ibig sabihin kailangan ko ng dictionary.”

It can be remembered that the neophyte senator also said that he believes that Filipino should be used more often, because English is more widely used especially in government issuances.

“Sa karanasan ko po, hindi nagagamit ‘yung Filipino, laging English lang. Katulad sa batas natin ‘pag lumalabas ang batas natin, English. ‘Pag sa korte, ‘pag nasentensyahan ang tao, English ang binabasa,” he said.

“Parang sa akin unfair ‘yun. Parang hindi patas para dun sa mga kababayan natin na ‘di ko naman sinasabing hindi nakakaintindi ng English ano kundi masyado kasing ‘yung may kinalaman sa batas, ‘yung mga English niyan masyadong hindi mo talaga din maintindihan,” he added.

Sen. Padilla was the frontrunner during the May 2022 senatorial race after receiving 26.6 million votes.

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