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Out of danger

  • Written by Jun Nardo
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Paggamit ng droga, inamin ni John Wayne sa interbyu

Petisyon kontra Miss U, barado!

“My brother is out of danger. In behalf of our family, we thank all those who prayed for his safety.”

Ito ang Facebook post ng kapatid ng dating Star Magic talent na si John Wayne Sace matapos mabaril at mag-agaw-buhay kahapon.
   
“Opposite from what was in the news or in the social media, my brod had undergone series of test(s) and now in a stable vitality,” patuloy pa ni Queen Sace sa nasabing FB post.
   
Ayon sa report, binaril ang aktor ng riding in tandem nu’ng Lunes ng gabi kasama ang isang kaibigan  na DOA (dead on arrival) sa isang ospital sa Pasig City.
   
Nag-lie low si John Wayne sa showbiz ng tatlong taon dahil sa “several personal issues.”
   
Matatandaang naging kapareha ang batang aktor ng mga kagaya nina Maja Salvador at Erich Gonzales sa ilang shows ng ABS-CBN.
   
Nagbalik-showbiz siya a year ago at sa TV5 naman gumawa ng mga proyekto.
   
Sa isang interview ng Philippine Entertainment Portal (pep.com.ph), inamin ni John Wayne na gumamit siya ng drugs upang matakasan ang mga personal na problemang iyon.

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ISANG Annie Serrano ang nag-post sa kanyang Facebook account ng isang petisyon para sa Miss Universe oganizing committee na i-reconsider ang desisyong gawin sa bansa ang 2017 Miss Universe pageant.
   
Humingi rin siya ng suporta sa netizens at sinabing ilagay ang name, organizational affiliation at occupation sa comment section ng FB post niya.
   
As of yesterday, 58 na ang nakalistang sumuporta sa petisyon ni Serrano na karamihan ay babae at samahan ng kababaihan.
   
Narito ang nilalaman  ng petisyon: “We understand that you already have concerns over issues of political instability and security, and with the Philippines not yet paying the hosting fee for the event.
   
“We, however, believe there is a more fundamental reason why you should not hold the event in the Philippines.
   
“This reason is the objectionable, scandalous, and demeaning sexist attitude demonstrated by the newly elected leaders of our country, by no less President Rodrigo Duterte, and his cohorts towards womankind.
   
“Filipino society has always granted a great amount of freedom and respect to women, but at the same time the gains of womankind in the Philippines have been hard won.
   
“True gender equality in terms not only of the law but how laws are applied, and in terms of the attitudes of men towards women, still has a long way to go.
   
“In recent months, chauvinism, brutal shaming, rape jokes and a sweeping disregard for women as persons deserving not merely of a token, but true, respect has been exhibited by the President of the Philippines with his salacious and sexist comments and treatment of female reporters and opposition figures, which has carried over to his allies in the Philippine Congress.
   
“To hold the Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines at this time would serve as a reward of this intolerable behavior. It would reinforce a troubling trend in our society. It would make your organization a partner to these backward and dangerous steps which are serious violations of the International Conventions on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
   
“Do not hold Miss Universe in the Philippines. Be a partner for the liberation and not the subjugation of women. Take pageant elsewhere and do not reward a regime that is trying to turn back the clock as far as women’s causes are concerned.”
   
Maagap namang naglabas ng statement ang Department of Tourism (DoT) sa kumalat na petition at heto ’yon: “The government’s decision to accept the offer of Miss Universe Organization to stage the spectacular pageant in the Philippines has gained an overwhelming public support, especially among the Filipino women and their families.
   
“Needless to say, this is such a special and proud occasion where we are presented with the golden opportunity to host the event in which the reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of Cagayan de Oro City would pass on her crown to her successor.
   
“In addition, the massive attendance of international media for the two-week extravaganza would be a big boost to the country’s tourism promotion program that will benefit local businesses and livelihood, as well as the travel and tour sector.
   
“While the DoT gives due respect to such opinion as signified by a group of women leaders and concerned citizens, we assure everyone that we deem it a great honor to host the distinguished event that portray the most beautiful and talented women with highest regard.
   
“In this light, the DoT expresses its utmost gratitude to the Miss Universe Organization of giving us the great opportunity to treat the world to genuine Filipino hospitality.”