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Melai to work overseas for sick son and grandma

The lives of best friends Wilma (Pokwang) and Maricel (Melai Cantiveros) are bound to get even more complicated as the latter decides to work overseas to provide for her grandmother and son’s medication in We Will Survive.

Afraid of losing her grandmother, Maricel got so worried after hearing the news that her Lola Judy suffered from a stroke. And while her lola is still recovering, Maricel’s son Jude, unexpectedly contracts dengue and needs to be rushed to a hospital for further observation.

BFFs. Pokwang and Melai Canteveros stars of dramedy “We Will Survive” 

With all the bills she needs to pay and without Pocholo (Carlo Aquino) by her side, the single mother grabs the opportunity of working in Spain and is set to face the struggle of being away from Jude to make ends meet. Wilma also promises to take good care of her best friend’s son and makes sure he gets the love he needs.

Now that Maricel is set to work abroad, how can she face life away from her family? Will she be able to give the bright future she wishes for her son?

More exciting scenes are set to surprise the viewers in “We Will Survive, the teleserye that says however ugly the world gets, there is beauty in life as long as we are together. It airs weeknights before TV Patrol on ABS-CBN SD and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167) Viewers may also catch up on the program’s past episodes on iWanTV.com and on skyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers.

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Festival of films about farm life

In July, cinephiles will be able to watch the first batch of films financed partly by Dr. Milagros Ong-How, executive vice president of Universal Harvester, Inc. 

This festival aims to uplift the farmers as well as his professional development. It is most worthy and significant since this is the only film festival that showcases the lives, journeys, aspirations, trials and tribulations – failures and successes of the farmers and other stewards of agriculture.

The festival will give them the acknowledgement, honor and the respect due them as caretakers of our resources from the Great Creator.

The festival executive committee includes, apart from Dr. Milagros Ong-How, TV and film director Maryo J. Delos Reyes also the festival director, Rommel Cunanan, project director, Ruby Pascual, UHI project development officer and Ianne Oandasan,TOFARM supervising producer and film producer.

The first batch of filmmakers of the 1st TOFARM Film Festival in July at SM cinemas include Dennis N. Marasigan (Free Range), Vic Acedillo Jr (Kakampi), Zig Dulay (Pana-Panahon); Maricel Cariaga (Pitong Kabang Palay), Jose Johnny Nadela (Pilapil), Paolo Villaluna (Pauwi Na).

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Chiz teases Edu

Senator Chiz Escudero

It has been 12 years since Edu Manzano last starred in a movie. That was when he was appointed chairman of Optical Media Board (OMB).

The crowd in Guiguinto, Bulacan asked Edu if he’d be in another movie soon. He was then with Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero.

“Ayokong namamangka sa dalawang ilog. So , makikita po ninyo noong ako ay chairman ng Optical Media Board talagang tinigilan ko na lahat. Walang teleserye, walang pelikula, dahil ako’y naniniwala na kapag ikaw ay binigyan ng isang trabaho ay kailangan mo talagang ayusin,” Edu said.

Actor and senatorial candidate Edu Manzano

But Chiz kidded his friend saying the roles being offered to Edu were mostly villain roles.

 “Oo, totoo iyon at saka yung mga bida pabata nang pabata tapos ang tanda-tanda ko nang kontrabida,” the audience laughed. “Alam mo inaamin ko naman. Hindi mo naman kailangang idiin pa eh!,” he told Chiz.

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No day off for Heart Evangelista

Power couple. Chiz Escudero and wife Heart Evangelista during a campaign sortie

This is it! Kapuso star Heart Evangelista has kept Friday busy, usually her day off, to help husband Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero in his campaign sorties in the provinces. She went to Dumaguete City on her own.

Heart joined the motorcade around the city and made several visits to radio stations where she was interviewed by local disc jockeys. She also tried native delicacies in a couple of restaurants.

The market tour is a must for Heart. She can now be the rightful title holder of “Palengke Queen” because she makes it a point to visit the local market wherever she goes.

Among the markets she recently visited was Cartimar where she took a look at the market’s popular pet shops.

From Dumaguete, Heart rejoined her husband in Manila.

She posted on her Instagram and Snapchat accounts photos and videos of her and Chiz. One video she commented, “When life’s not too serious.”

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Defense against the deadly dengue

Amy Perez

Despite continuous studies for the treatment of dengue, the mosquito-borne disease remains to be incurable. Since the epidemic outbreak that started in the Philippines and Thailand in the 1950s, the best discovery to address the deadly fever is still insufficient, 70 years later. While there is a vaccine that is formulated to prevent dengue, its efficacy is yet to be fully tested nor is it available to the public. We are left with no other choice but to rely on prevention.

While there is a vaccine that is formulated to prevent dengue, its efficacy is yet to be tested. We are left with no other choice but to fully protect ourselves from having this disease. After all, it’s a smart move and just like what they always say, prevention is always better than cure. One way to prevent dengue and other mosquito-related disease is through Strike Multi-Insect Killer, endorsed by actress-TV host Amy Perez.

Strike is a fast-acting multi-insect killer that has a water-based formula which effectively kills mosquitoes and other insects. It has lower toxicity as compared to the leading brand, thus, it is safe for people, pets and plants. Strike is also environment-friendly unlike other oil-based insect killers and it contains no Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC). It leaves to stain on the surfaces of your home and does not release disturbing odors.

Aside from the multi-insect killer spray, Strike also comes in other variants like Strike Coil Mosquito Repellent, Strike Mat, Strike Liquid Mosquito Electric Repellent and Strike Patch.

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