What went wrong with the ‘Eddie Garcia bill’?
Eddie Garcia —EDDIE GARCIA FB PAGE

What went wrong with the ‘Eddie Garcia bill’?

After third and final reading at the Senate, the “Eddie Garcia bill” was sent in April to the Office of the President for signing. No action has been taken so far.  Meanwhile, certain quarters in the local entertainment industry have spoken about some questionable provisions in the final form of Senate Bill No. 2505, or An Act Protecting the Welfare...

The heritage house, the choreographer, and the ballet
The living room of MiraNila features a library and an amazing winding staircase. —PHOTOS BY LIANA GARCELLANO

The heritage house, the choreographer, and the ballet

Archivist Purissima “Petty” Benitez-Johannot and her team have been looking after Helena’s house, cataloguing its contents since 2018. The house on Mariposa, Qùezon City, is MiraNila, ancestral home of the Benitez family; Helena is Helena Z. Benitez—educator, former senator, and founder of the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company of the Philippine Women’s University (PWU). Helena was Petty’s Tita (aunt)—a niece of her father,...

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