Matutuwa si Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez dahil walang naniniwalang involved siya sa illegal drugs gaya ng binanggit ng isang pulis ng Region 8 sa Senate hearing.
Kahit hindi fan ni Richard, hindi naniniwala sa isyung ito.
Nag-issue nga ng official statement si Mayor Richard tungkol sa pagsama sa kanyang pangalan sa usaping ito.
Aniya: “Controversy is nothing new to me. As an actor in the world of show business for over 3 decades, I have to deal with all sorts of controversy and sometimes bad publicity, but this is the first time that my name has been dragged into an issue involving drugs. I initially did not want to dignify this with an answer but given that this is politically-motivated and very malicious, I am speaking up.
“I have been an anti-drug advocate all my life. I spearheadd a massive anti-drug campaign back in the ’90s, way before it became a fad, before most everyone wanted to join the bandwagon.
“I am sorry to disappoint my political opponents but I have never been and I will never be involved in drugs and no one can pin me down on an accusation so baseless and ridiculous it is almost laughable.
“In fact, I ran on a very strong anti-drug platform, which the constituency resonated with, and which got me elected as Mayor of Ormoc City, a place so infected by drugs for so many years.
“I also openly supported President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the 2016 elections precisely because of his strong and serious stance on drugs. To fight drugs and bring change is the reason I ran, and because the people saw how serious I was about it is the reason I won.
“Do not drag me into this circus, I was never part of it. I will never be part of it. I urge the legislators to dig deeper into this. Someone is trying to muddle the issue.
“I have asked my lawyers to file a case against Mayor Jovie Espenido, a police beholden to my political opponents, who has attempted many times to besmirch my name.
“It is unfortunate that he was assigned to Albuera, Leyte, giving him control over the late Mayor Espinosa, whom he used to malign my character and those of other equally innocent officials. They cannot stop me from pursuing an all out war against illegal drugs.
“Mula noon hanggang ngayon, kalaban ko ang droga.”
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Hindi pinalampas ni Lovi Poe ang comment ng isang basher na mahilig siya sa halikan, nakakawalang respeto siya at nagtanong pa kung nakailang boyfriend na siya.
Kaya siguro ’yun ang tanong ng basher dahil may picture uli si Lovi kasama ang ex-BF nitong si Ronald Singson.
Sagot ni Lovi: “Dating around is different from sleeping around. one thing you should know about life is that you can’t just be with one person all your life. To love someone is to find your match... so if he’s not the one, move on. that simple. You wouldn’t want to stay just because of others opinion. You choose who you want to be with. that’s your prerogative.”
Sinagot din ni Lovi ang nag-comment na umasa siya sa doctor dahil nagka-cleavage siya.
“Close tayo?” lang ang reaction ni Lovi, natameme na ang basher dahil kinuyog ng followers ng aktres.
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Isinabay ni Dingdong Dantes sa commemoration ng third year ng Yolanda ang launching ng pinamumunuan niyang Yes Pinoy Go Bags Challenge in partnership with Taclob, a Tacloban-based social enterprise na gumagawa ng emergency bags na gawa ng Yolanda survivors.
Ang Go Bags Challenge ay Hooded Cloak Backpacks with emergency kits and learner’s material.
Gawa ito sa water-proof materials para protektahan ang mga bata sa ulan at araw. May two compartments ito, may emergency survival items at basic school supplies.
Ang project ay para sa livelihood ng survivors ng Yolanda.
Samantala, mag-i-sponsor ng block screening ng The Unmarried Wife ang Yes Pinoy at DongYan at Marian Rivera fans sa November 17, 8:30 p.m., sa SM Light Mall.
Sa Nov. 16 ang opening ng Star Cinema movie sa direction ni Maryo J. delos Reyes.
Patuloy ding napapanood si Dingdong sa Alyas Robin Hood at pinatunayan niyang puwede siya sa action.