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Alfred Vargas, fulfilled at 37

In a thanksgiving-birthday lunch for his friends in the media at Ka Tunying’s Cafe on Visayas Avenue, actor and second-term QC Representative Alfred Vargas, who turned 37 on Oct. 24, expresses his gratitude for all the good things happening in both his personal and professional life.
“At 37, 1 have a lot to be grateful for – my beautiful wife, Yasmine, whom I will marry again in Church next year, two wonderful daughters, and a career in public service that is surely one of the most fulfilling careers in one’s lifetime,” says Vargas.

Vargas proposed for the second time to his half-Italian wife in July, and received an overwhelming “yes.” The two, who were wed in civil rites in 2010, are now busy preparing for their Church wedding in July next year.

Fatherhood has also played a big role in Alfred’s life. “I make sure I wake up extra early on weekdays so I can personally bring my kids to school, and I strive to be home by 7 p.m. every day so my family and I can have dinner together,” shares Vargas. “Nothing beats spending quality time with the family.”

Former actor and now Quezon City Representative Alfred Vargas
with his wife Yasmine and their two daughters
But, Alfred has also been busy working on his legislative agenda as soon as he assumed his second term in Congress. He was also recently appointed Vice Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, a coveted position in Congress that brings with it the enormous responsibility of defending the budgets of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the National Housing Authority (NHA), and the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC). All the three government agencies’ budgets gained approval, thanks to the efforts of Vargas.

While Alfred may be one of the younger congressmen in the House of Representatives and has no political ancestral history to back his climb up in politics, he continues to impress the more senior members of the Lower House with his legislative initiatives. During the 16th Congress, he was able to pass into law 15 Republic Acts, including the Mandatory Philhealth Coverage for all senior citizens. Another feather to his cap is his perfect attendance record, as well as being included among the top congressmen in terms of legislative performance. Today, barely five months into his second term, he has submitted over 100 principally authored bills.

Truly, Alfred has a lot of things to be proud of. But he insists he is far from being accomplished and complacent – these things are only pushing him to outdo himself. Quoting the mantra of socio-civic organization Jaycees International, of which Alfred was recently elected as President, “Service to humanity is the best work of life,” shared Vargas.

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Local children’s clothing line Moose Gear has added new names in its growing list of Kapamilya endorsers.

Moose Gear explains that tit has chosen some Goin’ Bulilit stars to be part of the family of promising talents, growing supporters and notable visibility in the business today.

Honesto star Raikko Matteo, We Will Survive star Josh de Guzman, and Nathaniel star Marco Masa are now endorsing their company’s male clothing line called Moose Gear.

Moose Gear kid ambassadors Marc and Ashley
While Flordeliza’s Ashley Sarmiento, Dream Dad star Jana Agoncillo, and Team Yey’s Mitch Naco have been welcomed to the Moose Girl family.

Along with this, the brand also showcased their 2016 Christmas Holiday collection composed of sports shirts, long sleeves and denims for Moose Gear while casual chambray dresses are set to be available on Moose Girl.

The six new endorsers will now be joining the ranks of former Moose Gear and Moose Girl endorsers such as former child stars Billy Crawford, Patrick Garcia and Angelica Panganiban, as well as, Goin’ Bulilit stars Nash Aguas, Mika dela Cruz, Makisig Morales, Sharlene San Pedro, and Jairus Aquino.

The six new celebrity endorsers are now in the same ranks as Andrea Brillantes, Cha Cha Canete, Xyriel Manbat, Yesha Camille, Zaijan Jaranilla, Bugoy Carino, Harvey Bautista, and Izzy Canillo.

Meanwhile, Moose Gear proudly shares that the upcoming Moose Gear and Moose Girl collection will have an up-to-date set of clothes, that can very well be considered as a “mini me” collection for all the toddlers, preschoolers and primary school children.

In terms of styles the Moose Gear 2016 Holiday Collection has sport shirts, long sleeves, and denims while the Moose Girl collection has casual, chambray tops and dresses.

Despite the brand’s continuous attempt to adopt newer trends, Moose Gear underscores that the newest collection will still stay true to the longtime mission – that is to provide affordable yet trendy fashion pieces for local young children.

Moose Gear and Moose Girls’ 2016 Holiday collection is in the stores now. Moose Gear is available at SM Store and major department stores nationwide while Moose Girl is exclusively available in SM Department Stores nationwide.

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It was a steamy night for viewers nationwide as James Reid and Nadine Lustre brought some hot action in their love scene in Till I Met You, making fans go wild on the night of Oct. 25.

JaDine supporters could barely contain their kilig and excitement as they watched Iris (Nadine Lustre) and Basti’s (James Reid) passionate scene. The episode last hit a national TV rating of 15.9 percent, compared to its rival program Someone to Watch Over Me, which only got 11.9 percent, according to data from Kantar Media.

BURNING PASSION. Nadine Lustre and James Reid in a steamy scene from the evening romantic soap “Till I Met You”
The steamy scene also sent viewers into a frenzy as they posted about it, with the official hashtag #TIMYRunAway garnering more than a million tweets on Twitter and topping the trending topics worldwide.

Now that Iris and Basti have declared their plans of getting married, how will their love story continue as their families continue to disapprove of their relationship? How will they fight for their love?

Don’t miss the scenes showing that real love wins in Til I Met You, weeknights after Magpahanggang Wakas on ABS-CBN or on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167).

Catch up via iWanTV or via skyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers.

To get exclusive TIMY merchandise, order at abs-cbnstore.com or go to ELJ Building Quezon city or 3rd level of TriNoma Mall.                           

Topics: Alfred Vargas , Yasmine , Moose Gear , Raikko Matteo , Josh de Guzman , Marco Masa , Ashley Sarmiento , Jana Agoncillo , Mitch Naco , James Reid , Nadine Lustre , Till I Met You
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