The House Committee on Basic Education and Culture chaired by Rep. Roman Romulo (Lone District, Pasig City) approved on Tuesday the “Good Manners and Right Conduct (GMRC) Act of 2019,” which seeks to institutionalize the inclusion of GMRC as a separate subject in Kinder to Grade 3 levels.
The unnumbered substitute bill consolidates House Bill No. (HB) 1 authored by Speaker Alan Peter “Compañero” Cayetano, HB 609 by Rep. Resureccion Acop (2nd District, Antipolo City), HB 721 by Rep. Lucy Torres–Gomez (4th District, Leyte), HB 3970 by Rep. Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado (1st District, Bulacan), and HB 4259 by Rep. Lorna Silverio (3rd District, Bulacan).
The measure provides for the inclusion of the GMRC subject, taking into account the Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao Curriculum of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) K-12 program. Continue reading
It’s her brand’s time to shine.
Ormoc Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez was her usual stunning self as she stepped on the red carpet for President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address.
She wore a pale blue Randy Ortiz creation, but wanted the attention on her ears. It’s because she’s wearing a dazzling item of her Kalachuchi jewelry, but partnered with another artist to pull off what she calls a hand-carved accessory dotted with an aquamarine center.
For Torres, It’s more than the look: “The Kalachuchi is the official flower of Ormoc City, the symbol of a people resilient, strong, and beautiful even in adversity.”
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It’s the perfect accessory on a sunny day.
Ormoc Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez and husband Mayor Richard Gomez welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte to their city, who personally flew in just to open the new passenger terminal building for the Ormoc airport.
The Gomezes wore matching Filipiniana wear in hues of beige and blue. For Lucy, she jazzed up her simple blouse and blue skirt with a huge kalachuchi ornament on her hair, which is her newest brand of jewelry and accessories.
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By MJ Jose
Beauty, brains, a good heart, and a loving family—this television personality, politician, and the Philippine Tatler’s choice for Asia’s Most Stylish certainly has it all
Joining the glamourous world of show business was never a dream for Representative Lucy Torres- Gomez; neither was entering the political arena.
“My dreams have always been very simple: to be a good wife and mother, and to build a happy home for my family,” she says with affection. But fate seemed to have surprises aplenty—and none of the unkind variety—in store for this television personality turned public servant, whose genteel manner and kind words truly amplify her beauty.
As a young girl, she never thought to shape her future around a specific plan (“I liken the circumstances of my life to the idea of jumping off a plane and just reading the manual on the way down!”), but pictured a quiet life for herself, one away from any sort of spotlight. Then, she met and married the man of her dreams—one who was very much in the public eye—and everything changed.
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