Former Energy Secretary and Liberal Party (LP) senatorial candidate Jericho Petilla recently shared his plans and platforms before members of the entertainment press.
If elected into office, Petilla said he’d push for programs that would center on his three major advocacies - education, health and energy. He noted that in a recent Pulse Asia Survey, Health and Education were among the top concerns of the ordinary Filipino. As former Department of Energy (DOE) secretary, he added that his knowledge on the energy industry would also be put to good use as he’d push for reforms that will protect the consumers.
Petilla admitted that the energy industry is a complex sector and it is very difficult to explain to ordinary people. And while he has initiated positive reforms in the energy industry during his two-year stint in office, he feels that these reforms should be made into law in order to make them more permanent. If given a chance, he is confident that he will be able to push for legislation that will make these reforms more permanent and benefit more people.
During the pressconference, Petilla also gamely answered questions about his family and personal life. He admitted that he likes to sing and watch movies with his family during his free time. He also admitted that he is a big fan of Anne Curtis not only because she is the namesake of his wife, but also because she is a versatile person. He likewise admitted that he admires Jericho Rosales not only because he is his namesake, but also because he is an excellent actor.
When asked what he can contribute to the entertainment industry, Petilla answered that he will push for the government to create more space for the local industry to blossom - a space where the industry can showcase its many talents and inspire more moviegoers to patronize its products. Petilla also added that he is in favor of giving support or subsidy for our local films to be able to compete in the international scene.
Heart takes care of stray cats and dogs
Despite having been wounded by a stray cat that she took home to take care of and after having spent some P50 thousand on anti-rabies and anti- tetanus drugs, Heart Evangelista- Escudero is not discouraged from taking more stray cats and dogs.
One time when the Senator Chiz Escudero and his wife were jogging around the UP Campus, Heart saw a stray cat and she couldn’t take her mind off it.
“I found her!!! Took me days to find this cutie. I fed her a few days ago and she was so friendly. I will run everyday to feed you little miss mingning,” Heart posted on her Instagramaccount a video of the cat.
Recently, Heart said that she’s taking home the cat she now calls “Ginger.” Heart’s compassion for stray animals is contagious, says Chiz. She just posted a photo of her and Chiz playing with one of her adopted stray dogs.
The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), learning Heart’s compassion for animals, chose her to be the organizations spokesman.
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