KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Janine Gutierrez: New showbiz star PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 14:16

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him…” (Colossians 3:17, the Holy Bible).
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JANINE GUTIERREZ, A NEW STAR IN PHL SHOW BUSINESS: It seems that our entertainment industry got a new star in the person of 21-year old Ms. Janine Gutierrez, the eldest daughter of movie stars Ramon Christopher “Monching” Gutierrez and Lotlot De Leon, who is venturing into show business even if she already finished Bachelor of Science in European Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University just last March.

Minutes after she sang a song at Channel 7’s “Party Pilipinas” last Sunday, June 26, 2011, Janine immediately stormed her way as a trend leader in the social networking site, Twitter. As a virtual unknown before her TV appearance, Janine’s huge showing as a Twitter trend leader took everyone by surprise.

Some noted her refreshing beauty, while others extolled her pedigree (Janine is a granddaughter of Pilita Corrales, Asia’s Queen of Songs, Eddie Gutierrez, a movie icon in the 1960s, Christopher De Leon, a multi-awarded actor, and Nora Aunor, the first superstar in Philippine movies), and some talked about her having both beauty and brains.

Well, as far as I am concerned, Janine represents some kind of a beautiful new beginning among the country’s young entertainers---she is the only one who finished a college course first before venturing into the entertainment industry. This should signal a change for the better not only in the caliber of our entertainers, but in the level of Philippine entertainment itself.
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BATTLE FOR THE PEOPLE’S HEARTS AND MINDS NOW IN INTERNET: “Can we defend this in Twitter, Facebook or in some other networking sites?” This is now the question among government officials out to justify what they have done, in much the same way that officials in past eras were won’t to ask “can we defend this in Plaza Miranda?”

The heated three-hour exchange in Twitter between Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte and Zambales Rep. Mitos Magsaysay last Saturday showed that the battle for the hearts and minds of the public has now shifted from traditional platforms like the Plaza Miranda of old, and the traditional media (newspapers, radio and TV), to the Internet.

And I believe this is going to be the direction of things to come, as events in the Middle East have also shown in just about a month or so ago---the future of governments and of political leaders will be decided by on-line exchanges and debates. Woe unto those who are still un-initiated in the new mode of on-line communications!
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MORE BIBLICAL RULES FOR DAILY CONDUCT: Here are more rules of daily conduct, given by God to the prophet Moses and which now appear under Leviticus 19:15-18 of the Holy Bible: “ ‘Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.

“ ‘Do not go about spreading slander among your people. Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the LORD… Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD…” -Atty. BATAS MAURICIO