Make Love Not War is the title of the book Sen. Nancy Binay co-wrote with social media celebrity Senyora Santibañez. The latter, being known as a parody account, made us ask the question: Have they met in real life and is Senyora a real person?
The female senator was quick to answer that ABS-CBN Publishing wanted them not to meet in person because “that will keep some sense of mystery.”
Senyora became popular as the face and voice of the merciless haciendera. She has a solid 5.1 million Twitter army. And that’s how she’s known to the younger batch of millennials, but to those who saw the Mexican version of MariMar starring Thalia, she’s Mexican actress Chantal Andere’s classic contravida character in the 1994 hit telenovela.
Twitter’s favorite evil elitist has won over people’s attention and social media follows because of her witty and often times harsh humor. And mind you, Sen. Nancy is her favorite subject. In fact, some five years ago, the politician cried foul over the parody account’s question pertaining to her skin color. Senyora asked, “Are you afraid of the dark?”
“You know, one of the things I’ve learned since entering public office is to ignore online trolls and bashers. And that’s the same advice I’d like to share with everyone including celebrities and the young ones,” Sen. Nancy said in a gathering with the members of entertainment press on Tuesday.
“Kasi di ba sabi nila, pag nagagalit ka magkaka-wrinkles ka? Ba’t naman ako magagalit para magka-wrinkles, tapos sila hindi?” she added in jest.
The book, according to the senator, is a guide on how to arm yourself with the basics of surviving in social media.
“Senyora and I collaborated to help you save your sanity and credibility in dealing with social media bashing. You can have it my way (cool and calm) or Senyora’s way (tough love with care). This time, we’re BFF promoting love and not war,” wrote the senator in the book’s foreword.
The book is a fun read for all those active online, as according to Senyora, every little thing becomes a big deal and people feel that everything is about them in the world of social media. You have to “sign up at your own risk,” she stressed.
Readers can find out the 10 basic rules online in the book from Sen. Nancy. “Don’t share whatever issue you have with another person. Deal with it face to face. Do not air your dirty laundry in public and don’t use social media as your battleground,” she pointed out.
Sen. Nancy and Senyora also included several tips to survive social media bullying. “It’s not the end of the world if you get bashed on social media. Go out, reach out to your real friends,” the female senator suggested.
She also recommended to just laugh bashing off. “Appreciate their effort. I’m happy especially when they make memes of me. When you think about it, it’s more than an hour of their time!”
Senyora, meanwhile, highlights the five types of enemies every social media user has online—the debtors, virtual enemies/ keyboard warriors, frenemies, relatives, and exes—which she said to all counter with love.
The hilarious collab also features some of the senator’s musings, the happiness checklist—a special appreciation activity—and also the wit challenge featuring the authors’ answers to several exciting questions.
Make Love Not War is now available in National Bookstore and other leading bookstores nationwide.
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Top athletes dominate My Daily Collagen Triathlon
Philippine elite triathletes Edward Vince Jared Macalalad and Karen Manayon took Subic’s scorching heat and rolling terrain plus their multisport training in Portugal as impetus to push harder and win recognition as the fastest finishers of their respective genders at the My Daily Collagen® Triathlon on Feb. 24.
Macalalad, also of team Tri Gear was crowned, the male 18 to 24 champion, completed 1.5Km swim— 40 Km bike—10 Km run standard distance held at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone race in 2 hours, 13 minutes, and 6 seconds.
Fellow elite triathletes Banjo Norte, zipped into the chute 22 seconds later to bag first place in Male 25 to29 age group, followed by Julius Constantino at 2:17:08.
In the women’s competition Manayon did her team Cebu City Rider Omega Tri Team proud coming in at of 2:38:59 to emerge as champion of the Female 18-24 category. Age proved to be no barrier as Manayon was joined in the top 3 female finishers’ category by Ines Santiago of the 35 to 39 age group in 2:41:22, and Petro Kuiper of the 50 to 54 age group at 2:48:33 to win the Female 50 to 54 title.
Other Standard Distance age-group champions of the My Daily Collagen®, Triathlon supported by Smart, Saucony, Vittoria, Rudy Project, ACEA Subic Bay, Court Meridian Hotel & Suites, and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, were Cianyl Gonzales ( 25 to 29), Lyllian Grace Banzon and Lorin-Pedro Balandreau (30 to 34), Ronald Molit (35 to 39), Nylah Bautista and Jeff Valdez (40 to 44), Bic Ferreria and Romeo Marquez (45 to 49), Peter Gonzalez (50 to 54), Rune Stroem (55 to 59), and Josef Guetta (60-above).
“The large turnout of seasoned triathletes from the different parts of the country made a major difference. Previously we expected mostly beginners or newcomers among triathletes to join in. We are more than happy with the reception of this race,” said My Daily Collagen® Chief Sales Officer Oliver Salas.
My Daily Collagen® is an over all health Collagen drink which has the right amount of easily absorbed marine collagen peptide. It’s a protein rich drink that boosts bone and joint health which enhances post-work out recovery, aside from the benefits that it gives to your skin, hair and nails. My Daily Collagen is available at Mercury Drug, Watsons and Rose Pharmacy nationwide.
Champions On the Sprint Distance (750 m M swim—18 Km bike—5 km Km run) contests, the champions declared were Marielle Estreba and Josh Angelo Averion (15 to 19), Austine Morfe (20 to 29), Princess Que and Melvin Benzon (30 to 39), Ana Cristina Abanico and Ranvel Eriko Rufino (40 to 49), Margaret Koa Cheng (Female 50-above), and Ruben Ercilla (Male 50-59).
Cebu City Rider Omega Tri Team won the gold as the fastest triathlon team in Sunday’s standard distance race, in were followed by Team Sante Barley with silver, and Herbalife Team with bronze with. The relay category champions were Team Salada (Family), Cebu City Rider Omega Tri Team (Mixed), Prito Fam (All-Female), and Team Balon Dagupan (All-Male).
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