Heart spends Holy Week in Sorsogon

Unlike other celebrities that traveled to other countries on Holy Week, Heart Evangelista spent the time in the hometown of her husband, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero in Sorsogon.

She posted photos of her grand vacation at her husband’s ancestral house on her Instagram account to update her fans on what she did during the Holy Week. 

Heart with Chiz and his relatives in Sorsogon
Heart looked like had a grand time in Sorsogon, like she enjoyed the campaign sorties she went with husband who is running to be the country’s vice president.

On Easter Sunday, Heart was back in Manila and spent time bonding with Chesi, one of Chiz’s twins, 

They went shopping and became the little girl’s stylist. After all, what is she being a fashionista for?

She posted a photo of Chesi’s OOTD (outfit of the day) also on her Instagram account.

It’s no longer a secret that Heart chooses the outfits of the twins as they are growing up and likes to be seen in the best of clothes that they have.

Chesi enjoys going to the mall with her Tita Heart and that gives them time to bond and enjoy girly stuff like shopping and having their nails done.

When Heart launched her beauty book, Chesi was there to give her moral support. They were in lookalike fashion, including hairstyle.

Heart’s fans can only shower her with praise for being a good stepmom to the twins of her husband.

Heart even promised to spend more girl time with Chesi despite her busy schedule.

Since the elections is drawing to a close, Heart will intensify her campaign for her husband and will go around the country to woo the electorate to choose Chiz over other candidates.


Marcos says sports, cultural exchanges may be key to end tension with China

Bongbong Marcos and sons Simon and Vincent during a campaign sortie
Vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. said sports and cultural exchanges between the Philippines and China may be the key to ending the on-going tension due to dispute over territories in the West Philippine Sea.

Marcos made the appeal following a series of incidents where Filipino fishermen experienced harassment from Chinese navy in the disputed areas in West Philippine Sea and stern pronouncements of Beijing over defense arrangements between the Philippines and the United States.

Marcos said talks should be initiated with China and it needs not be done formally but may be conducted through various informal exchanges like sports and culture.

 “In my view, we should have engaged China in bilateral talks long ago. And when I say bilateral talks I mean not only government-to-government, but also informal engagements such as educational exchange, sports, and cultural exchanges,” Marcos stated. 

What is important, he pointed out, is that the next administration must immediately initiate moves for a dialogue with China to defuse the escalating tension between the two countries. “We have an on-going arbitration case before the United Nations but I think we have not done enough as the situation continues to deteriorate and our diplomatic relations with China has not improved either,” Marcos noted.

He reiterated that even if the Philippines were to win in the arbitration case, it would not improve the situation because from the start Beijing has insisted that it won’t recognize the jurisdiction of the international tribunal over the case.

Marcos also said that among the first agreement that Manila and Beijing should try to forge is to stop the harassment of fishermen from both countries as long as they are clearly fishing in international waters.

“It is very clear that unless Manila and Beijing could come to an agreement, the situation in the West Philippine Sea would not improve. And there could be no agreement unless the two sides talk,” Marcos said. 

Marcos said the Philippines must immediately initiate the process of bilateral talks because forging any consensus on the disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea won’t happen overnight. “It’s a very long process and that is why we should begin the process as early as possible,” said Marcos.


Topics: Heart Evangelista , vacation in sorsogon , Chiz Escudero , Bong Bong Marcos , cultural exchange
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