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Maingat at Laging-handa – “…Alam naman ninyo, 37 na ako, at sinasabi nga ng DOH na hindi na dapat maglalabas ng bahay. Kailangang sundin ang home quarantine dahil mahirap na laban talaga ito. Isa pa, may lockdown na ngayon sa Lipa. Pero hindi ibig sabihin hindi ko monitored ang sitwasyon. Work from home ako. Alam naman ninyo ako hindi ako matatahimik nang walang ginagawa. Itong trabaho ngayon sa ilalim ng community quarantine, nasa executive iyan eh. Kaya ang kumikilos nang husto ay si mayor at saka iyong mga barangay namin. Pero alam naman nila na basta may mga problema nakahanda naman kaming tumulong ni senador. Tumutulong pa rin naman kami. Tuloy ang paghahanda at pagtulong sa relief operations, dahil nagsimula kami noon pang pumutok ang Taal. Iyon alam mo kung ano iiwasan, eh ito hindi eh. Kaya medyo nag-iingat lang…” – Honourable Representative, Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto, written and reported by Ed de Leon, Pang-masa, 31 March 2020

Ka Pete, MGS and Two Vilma Santos films – “…Next I heard about Pete was that he got incarcerated at Camp Crame. That was in April 1974, three years to the month he helped us form Kamao. Next time we talked was in the period I won the Best Screenplay Award for “Burlesk Queen” in 1977; he had been released from prison. In my acceptance speech for the award, I said, “I did want to say something with ‘Burlesk Queen,’ and it is that art rises or falls accordingly as those in control of political power allow art to rise or fall. I accept this award hoping the day will come when art is transformed from being an instrument for private gain to an instrument for social good.” A group seated at the back of the gallery broke in a resounding hurrah. Pete must have listened to my words, for when we met after that, he cautioned me, “Ingat.” Readers are advised to visit ABS-CBN News online and search the article: “Writer Pete Lacaba remembers martial law.” The article delineates his arrest in 1974, and here is a paragraph that explains why he should give me that caution: “As soon as I opened the door, the first man who came in shoved the barrel of his rifle into my stomach. Then somebody spun me around and forced me to lie face down on the floor. In that position, I was stepped on, kicked in the ribs, hit in the back and on the back of the head with rifle butts.” Pete and I had more frequent meetings after his release. We busied ourselves organizing the Screenwriters Guild of the Philippines — of which he was elected president, with me settling for the position of secretary. We collaborated on the screenplay of a Vilma Santos starrer, “Pakawalan Mo Ako.” When a portion of my property was landgrabbed by armed men some years back, Pete took the occasion of his acceptance of a Life Achievement Award from Gawad Urian as an opportunity for exposing the attack and calling on government agencies concerned to take action…” – Mauro Gia Samonte, Manila Times, 07 March 2020

Date News Links
03-31-2020 Ate Vi work from home rin!
Ed de Leon, Pang-masa
03-26-2020 Veteran actor Menggie Cobarrubias dies
CNN Philippines
03-26-2020 Actor Menggie Cobarrubias dies of suspected COVID-19
Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo, Philstar
03-19-2020 What was Liberty’s biggest regret?
Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star
03-18-2020 Liberty Ilagan, nilinaw na hindi COVID-19 ang ikinamatay ng ina
Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News
03-17-2020 Former Sampaguita actress Liberty Ilagan dies at 76
Rappler
03-17-2020 Ate Vi, walang balak sumikat noon
Baby E, Pilipino Star Ngayon
03-16-2020 The ladies take control of the House
Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star
03-16-2020 12 movies and shows on iWant this women’s month
ABS-CBN News
03-13-2020 Gerald Anderson appointed Youth Kasama ambassador
Manila Standard
03-13-2020 Jane de Leon salutes past ‘Darna’ stars: ‘Symbol of a strong Filipina’
Ryan Arcadio, Inquirer
03-12-2020 Gerald ginawang ambassador of goodwill sa Congress!
Ed de Leon, Pilipino Star Ngayon
03-12-2020 Ate Vi Namigay ng ligtas bags
Salve V. Asis, Pilipino Star Ngayon
03-12-2020 ABS-CBN conducts clean-up drives, gives away safety bags
Manila Standard
03-10-2020 7 local films you can stream this Women’s Month
Nolisoli
03-11-2020 ‘Everything About Her’ screening in Rizal Park’s Open-Air Cinema
Doreen Penilla, Star Cinema
03-10-2020 Jane de Leon salutes past ‘Darna’ actresses in time for Int’l Women’s Day
Regina Mae Parungao, Manila Bulletin
03-07-2020 For Pete’s sake, help!
Mauro Gia Samonte, Manila Times
03-07-2020 Coco pwedeng karirin ang pagdidirek o sumosyo sa negosyo ni Luis
Ronnie Carrasco III, Bandera
03-05-2020 Finally, House to tackle ABS-CBN franchise bills
DJ Yap, Philippine Daily Inquirer
03-04-2020 House sets ABS-CBN franchise hearing
Jester P. Manalastas, People’s Journal
03-03-2020 Who run the world? Women ‘take over’ the House of Representatives
Mara Cepeda, Rappler
03-01-2020 Lady solons take over House today
Ryan Ponce Pacpaco, People’s Journal
03-01-2020 Women take over House for a day
Manila Standard
02-27-2020 Theater review: Rousing ‘Dekada ’70’ continues fight against oppression
Fred Hawson, ABS-CBN News
02-22-2020 Mga kongresista nagsuot ng protest buttons para kay Batocabe
IS, Ababte TNT
02-22-2020 Back to her roots! Vilma Santos opens satellite office at Lipa city hall
Politiko
02-22-2020 The day Marcos shattered the dream that Geny Lopez built
Raul Rodrigo, ABS-CBN News
02-18-2020 Cayetano ignores calls for ABS-CBN franchise hearings
Ben Rosario, Manila Bulletin
02-17-2020 Senate hearing on ABS-CBN to proceed without House action: Poe
Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News
02-17-2020 Ate Vi ayaw nang ibitin ang franchise ng ABS-CBN
Ed de Leon, Pilipino Star Ngayon
02-16-2020 Filinvest assists Batangas gov’t with evacuees
Roy Tomandao, Manila Standard
02-16-2020 Vilma Santos on ABS-CBN franchise renewal: ‘It’s about time’
Trisha Tan, Filipino Times
02-15-2020 Senate to give ABS-CBN fair hearing – Go
Paolo Romero, The Philippine Star
02-13-2020 Ate Vi, entertainment workers urge passage of ‘Eddie Garcia Act’
Tcel Maramag, Philippine Daily Inquirer
02-13-2020 Ate Vi, iba pa sa industriya, nanawagan sa ‘Eddie Garcia Act’
Remate News
02-12-2020 Signature ploy
Philippine Daily Inquirer
02-10-2020 Lawmakers confident of votes to renew ABS-CBN franchise
CNN Philippines
02-06-2020 Progressive solons urge committee to tackle ABS-CBN bills
Charissa Luci-Atienza, Manila Bulletin
02-03-2020 Solons sound alarm as House ‘sits’ on ABS-CBN franchise renewal
DJ Yap, Melvin Gascon, Philippine Daily Inquirer
02-03-2020 Coney umaasang ma-renew ang ABS-CBN franchise
Abante
02-03-2020 Solons sound alarm as House ‘sits’ on ABS-CBN franchise renewal
DJ Yap, Melvin Gascon, Philippine Daily Inquirer
01-30-2020 Rita Daniela, di makapaniwala sa natanggap na papuri mula kay Vi
Cherry Sun, GMA News
01-28-2020 Willie Revillame donates ₱1M for Taal Volcano eruption on his b-day
Stephanie Marie Bernardino, Manila Bulletin
01-28-2020 Vilma binigyan ng P1M ni Willie
Jun Nardo, Abante
01-28-2020 Rita Daniela meets Vilma Santos and gets starstruck
GMA News
01-27-2020 Capitol to send P5 million for Taal victims
Rosalie O. Abatayo, CDN
01-27-2020 Willie R, inabot kay Vi ang P1M donation para sa Taal evacuees
Jojo Gabinete, PEP
01-27-2020 Lucky with Ryan! Vi proud of son for helping evacuees
Politiko
01-25-2020 Taal Volcano unrest
The Philippine Star
01-25-2020 Ate Vi nanawagan pa ng dagdag na tulong sa mga taga-Batangas
Ed de Leon, Pilipino Star Ngayon
01-24-2020 Dina Bonnevie reveals Vi is convincing her to enter politics
Bernie V. Franco, PEP
01-23-2020 House conducts session in Batangas, approves disaster relief
Ben Rosario, Manila Bulletin
01-20-2020 Vilma Santos proposes creation of Taal Commission
Patricia Lourdes Viray, Philstar
01-20-2020 Ate Vi awang-awa sa sinapit ng mga biktima ng Taal
Vir Gonzales, Pang-masa
01-19-2020 Piolo Pascual, tumulong kay Vilma Santos sa relief operations
Push
01-19-2020 Vi, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her
Ryan Arcadio, Inquirer
01-19-2020 Piolo, Vilma magkatuwang sa pagpapasaya ng mga nasalanta
Dondon Sermino, Abante
01-18-2020 ‘Awitin Mo at Isasayaw Ko’ turns 40, VST & Co. in a concert
Leah C. Salterio, ABS-CBN News
01-17-2020 Bautista: Taal tales
Peter Rey Bautista, Sunstar
01-15-2020 Vilma, Luis magkatuwang sa pagtulong sa Batangas
Dondon Sermino, Abante
01-14-2020 Oh, Taal: This week’s outlook
Glenda M. Gloria, Rappler
01-10-2020 Ate Vi tumangging gumanap na Mother Lily
Baby E, Pang-masa
01-08-2020 Techie for all seasons! Check out Vilma Santos singing as memoji
Politiko
01-05-2020 The Face of 2020
Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star
01-04-2020 Duterte allies, House leaders back ABS-CBN franchise renewal
Edu Punay, The Philippine Star
01-03-2020 Solon says issue of ABS-CBN franchise a matter of press freedom
Ben Rosario, Manila Bulletin

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