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Transgender moves

LODESTAR by Danton Remoto Philippine Star January 14, 2017 I first met the transgender icon Bemz Benedito when she was still a research associate at the Institute of Philippine Culture at Ateneo de Manila University. It was a job she did while taking her master’s degree in Sociology from the same university. Unfortunately, a few months after I knew her, she and a fellow researcher at IPC were sexually harassed by two visiting researchers from the Indian subcontinent. Bemz and her office mate were assigned to give the visitors a tour of Tagaytay and Taal Lake. The beasts, bright though…

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2nd SineNanay Festival Awards Night (December 16, 2016)

Now on its second year, the SineNanay Short Film Festival is led by TV, movie and theater actor Mr. Arnold Reyes as Festival Director. It aims to develop and discover the creative talents of students from different schools, colleges and universities in the Metro, while staying true to its Mission and Vision of making our Nanays Proud by being the best of what we can be.   This year, the theme is open, so as long as it highlights mothers. Dr. Boy Abunda, Founding Chairman of MYNP stressed that motherhood should not be limited to traditional biological mothers- they can…

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MYNP’s Best Nanay awardees

DIRECT LINE by Boy Abunda The Philippine Star December 1, 2016   The author and founding chair of MYNP (standing, sixth from right) with this year’s Best Nanay awardees Last Oct. 29 was a red-letter day for me at the Legend Villas in Mandaluyong City. It was a day to celebrate my birthday with different mothers in the community and a day to honor the 10 Best Nanays of Make Your Nanay Proud (MYNP) Foundation which I founded, solely dedicated to all mothers in the world. A child’s love for his mother and a mother’s love for her children are…

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Boy Abunda: ‘I live my life for my’

Boy Abunda, or simply Tito Boy, is known for a lot of things. He is the “King of Talk” in local show business, a television host, talent manager, publicist, celebrity endorser but he is best known as someone who proudly proclaims his love his mother to the hilt by saying, “I live my life for my mother.” Tito Boy also shares how his own mother encouraged him through her life. She showed him how life was hard without making him guilty or by not making any demands. He grew up knowing that “Kahit anong gawin mo, this is not a…

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