Best man RJ Ledesma’s book signing

GMA News TV’s “Best Men” host RJ Ledesma wears many hats. He just wishes he had just as many heads.

Aside from hosting television shows, weddings and events, organizing the Mercato Centrale group of food markets, editing a men’s magazine and writing a weekly newspaper column — and yes, he was ‘Joey’ in the Royal Tru-Orange that came out in the eighties — RJ is also the author behind four best-selling humor books Lies My Yaya Should Have Told Me (2008), I Do Or I Die (2009), Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Me? (2010) and It Only Hurts When I Pee (2011) from Anvil Publishing.

His third book, Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Me, was a National Book Award Finalist in the 30th National Book Awards. His books are a collection of his “Pogi from a Parallel Universe” columns in the Philippine Star.

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Jesse Robredo, 54

Sec. Jesse RobredoMataas ang pag-asa ng mga mamamayan noong pumasok si Secretary Jesse M. Robredo sa pulitika dalawang taon pagkatapos ng 1986 People Power Revolution, ayon sa citation para sa kanya sa 2000 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service. Nang iwan niya tayo nitong Agosto 18, masasabing mataas din ang pag-asa dahil sa mga repormang sinisikap ipatupad ng pamahalaang kinabibilangan niya.

Nilisan ni Robredo ang trabaho niya sa San Miguel Corporation noong 1986 para pamunuan ang Bicol River Basin Development Program sa Naga. Makalipas ang tatlong taon, sa edad na 29 ay nahalal siyang mayor. Sa 19 taon ng pamumuno, nagdala siya ng pagbabago sa kanyang lungsod at lubhang napamahal sa kanyang mga kababayan.

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