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MILITARY, RELIGIOUS GROUPS FETED FOR ROLES IN 1986 EDSA REVOLUTION


FEBRUARY 24 -Stakeholders in the EDSA People Power Revolution, namely the Armed Forces, religious groups, and the Philippine citizenry, were recognized on Friday in a ceremony at the general headquarters grandstand of Camp Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City. The Spirit of EDSA Foundation and EDSA People Power Commission honored the air force, military, navy, and police for “showcasing bravery and patriotism, and taking the difficult stance in joining the peaceful revolution” in 1986, which ended the regime of former President Ferdinand Marcos. They also gave an award to the religious sector, recognizing the role of Roman Catholic, Muslim, and Christian leaders in “imbuing the spirit of non-violence in the protest movement against oppression.” The religious sector, the award-giving bodies said, also helped the people get the news they needed, despite a government-controlled media that restricted access to information. READ MORE...

ALSO: Duterte - No single entity can claim EDSA Revolution
[RELATED" Sara Duterte slams Bishop - 'My father did not deface memory of Edsa; Your group a bunch of delusional hypocrites']


FEBRUARY 24 -President Rodrigo Duterte heralded the spirit of the 1986 EDSA People Power as belonging to the entire Filipino people, and not just to a selected few. In his speech delivered by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea at EDSA's 31st anniversary celebration, Duterte said the spirit of the acclaimed bloodless revolution belongs to the people who believe in freedom and democracy. "Indeed, the spirit of EDSA does not belong to one sector or one group of people, but to all Filipinos who believe in freedom and a democratic way of life," he said. "EDSA was not just a cry against years of abuse and corruption of governmental power. More importantly, it was a demonstration of the power that the united citizenry could muster," he added. Duterte said the revolution was a "movement of, by, and for the Filipino people brought about by their profound love for country," and cannot be claimed by a single entity. READ MORE... RELATED,  Sara Duterte slams Bishop - 'My father did not deface memory of Edsa; Your group a bunch of delusional hypocrites'...

ALSO: Sara Duterte slams CBCP president - "My father did not deface memory of Edsa, your group is sadly a bunch of delusional hypocrites"


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Friday lambasted Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Archbishop Socrates Villegas SARA HITS BACK Sara hit back at Villegas, saying the country’s problems did not start when his father won the presidency. “Since 1986 and until seven months ago, I remember that our nation has been hounded by corruption, crime, territorial war of gangs and drug lords, extrajudicial killings, narco politics, terrorism, protracted rebellion, abuse of power in government, political bickering and the entry of foreign mafias,” she said. “It surely did not start when President Duterte took office. He won the presidency precisely because you ignored what was wrong with this world,” she added. The younger Duterte said Villegas’ desire was “put into power a leader who walks and talks like you–someone who is definitely not Rodrigo Duterte.” “When your friend failed as a President, I cannot remember you calling it the rape of Edsa. You just swept it under your glitzy rugs and you moved on, back to business–back to acting as if you can save us all from hell,” Sara said. DELUSIONAL HYPOCRITES “Your group is sadly a bunch of delusional hypocrites. While all of you were up there riding high on your horses, you failed to notice that many of us down here empathize with what Rodrigo Duterte is saying because it is the hard truth. It is truly without the air of hypocrisy that we smell from your kind,” she added. READ FROM THE BEGINNING.....

ALSO: Aldub primetime series to premiere worldwide


FEBRUARY 25 -Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza Finally, the much awaited TV series of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza will have its worldwide premiere on Feb. 27. Titled “Destined To Be Yours,” the primetime series is expected to captivate viewers eager to see Alden and Maine romancing each other as Benjie Rosales and Sinag Obispo, respectively. Set in a charming and picturesque town where everything seems possible, “Destined To Be Yours” is a beautiful tale about standing firm on your beliefs, the joy of family, and the splendor of finding someone who loves you for who you are. Benjie Rosales is a happy-go-lucky architecture graduate who wants to prove himself by heading a big construction project in the mountains of Pelangi. There he crosses path and fall in love with the province’s radio jock Sinag who cares deeply about her family, the environment, and community she belongs to. Joining the phenomenal love team in the series are Boots Anson Roa, Lotlot De Leon Gardo Versoza, Tommy Abuel, Ronnie Henares, Sheena Halili, Dominic Roco, Juancho Trivino, RJ Padilla, Koreen Medina and Janice de Belen. READ MORE..

ALSO UPDATE ON RUFFA's LOVE: Ruffa reveals more in what she’s trying to hide - Ricky Lo


DECEMBER 2016 -Ruffa Gutierrez with French-Israeli boyfriend Jordan Mouyal.
What do they say again? Yes, you can’t judge a book by its cover. I beg to disagree, at least in the case of Ruffa Gutierrez who has just released her own book titled Truth & Lies My Mother Told Me, a modern woman’s guide to finding love today, following that of her mom Annabelle Rama’s ‘Day, Hard!, both published by ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc. First, Ruffa justifies the title by confessing in the Dedication, “My own Mother did everything in her power, and I mean everything, to protect me from the big bad world, to protect me from myself, and to protect me from breaking my heart. Of course, I didn’t always see it that way. Sometimes, I listened and sometimes I was too stubborn to care. There were times she was right and there were times she went overboard. But no matter what, she never gave up on me. Even when I had to learn the hard way.” Adding in the Introduction, “Even my mom, the unapologetically blunt Annabelle Rama, told me, when I started writing this book — ‘Day, ‘wag mo nang ikwento ‘yang love life mo! Walang magbabasa niyan.‘ What do I know about finding true love and romance, about loss, and moving on?” And what are the “truths” and the “lies” that Mom Annabelle told Ruffa? I will let you find out for yourself. (Get a copy at any National Bookstore outlet.) READ MORE...

ALSO: George Clooney Pays Touching Tribute to Pregnant Wife Amal at French César cawards eremony.


FEBRUARY 23 -  “To my wife Amal, there isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not proud to be your husband. And I am excited about the years to come, and particularly the months to come. I love you very much.”© AFP/Getty Images
While he’s not nominated for an Oscar this year, George Clooney did take home the French equivalent of the Academy’s golden statue at the César ceremony. Touted beforehand as “the most charismatic actor of his generation,” the Ocean’s Eleven star and his wife Amal, pregnant with their twins, brought Hollywood glamour to Paris at the Salle Pleyel on Friday. Dressed in his signature black Armani tuxedo and bow tie, Clooney looked dashing next to his wife, who showed off her baby bump in a fitted white gown tapered with an ombré of ostrich feathers. The father-to-be was honored with a career award at the ceremony, along with French film legend Jean Paul Belmondo, who also received a Lifetime Tribute during the evening. After a lengthy clip real of his greatest hits, Clooney was called onstage by host Jerome Commandeur. Greeted with a standing ovation, Clooney thanked the crowd saying, “Merci, merci” several times. Commandeur then invited Oscar winner Jean Dujardin, Clooney’s Monuments Men costar, to present him with the César d’Honneur. The former costars embraced, and Clooney, excusing himself to the audience for his “horrible” French, asked Dujardin to translate for him. READ MORE...


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Military, religious groups feted for roles in 1986 EDSA Revolution

MANILA, FEBRUARY 27, 2017 (ABS-CBN) Posted at Feb 24 2017 06:04 PM - Stakeholders in the EDSA People Power Revolution, namely the Armed Forces, religious groups, and the Philippine citizenry, were recognized on Friday in a ceremony at the general headquarters grandstand of Camp Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

The Spirit of EDSA Foundation and EDSA People Power Commission honored the air force, military, navy, and police for “showcasing bravery and patriotism, and taking the difficult stance in joining the peaceful revolution” in 1986, which ended the regime of former President Ferdinand Marcos.

They also gave an award to the religious sector, recognizing the role of Roman Catholic, Muslim, and Christian leaders in “imbuing the spirit of non-violence in the protest movement against oppression.” The religious sector, the award-giving bodies said, also helped the people get the news they needed, despite a government-controlled media that restricted access to information.

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The Filipino people were also lauded for their fearlessness in “calling on Marcos to leave Malacañang,” and enabling the people to “enjoy the blessings of democracy, which were theirs for a long time.”

The awards were given as part of the commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. President Rodrigo Duterte skipped the celebration to attend the relaunch of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro in Davao City.

Executive Secretary and EDSA People Power Commission co-chair Salvador Medialdea delivered a speech in his stead.

"The spirit of EDSA does not belong to one sector or one group of people, but to all Filipinos who believe in freedom and a democratic way of life . . .

“EDSA was not just a cry against years of abuse and corruption of governmental power. More importantly, it was a demonstration of the power that the united citizenry could muster,” he said.

The ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo was attended by EDSA luminaries such as former president Fidel V. Ramos, and former senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Gregorio Honasan.


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Duterte: No single entity can claim EDSA Revolution ABS-CBN News Posted at Feb 24 2017 02:51 PM | Updated as of Feb 24 2017 03:06 PM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte heralded the spirit of the 1986 EDSA People Power as belonging to the entire Filipino people, and not just to a selected few.

In his speech delivered by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea at EDSA's 31st anniversary celebration, Duterte said the spirit of the acclaimed bloodless revolution belongs to the people who believe in freedom and democracy.

"Indeed, the spirit of EDSA does not belong to one sector or one group of people, but to all Filipinos who believe in freedom and a democratic way of life," he said.

"EDSA was not just a cry against years of abuse and corruption of governmental power. More importantly, it was a demonstration of the power that the united citizenry could muster," he added.

Duterte said the revolution was a "movement of, by, and for the Filipino people brought about by their profound love for country," and cannot be claimed by a single entity.

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"No single party, ideology, religion, or individual could claim credit for the bloodless revolution at EDSA, in the same way that no single party, ideology, religion or individual could claim a monopoly of patriotism," he said.

Duterte skipped the celebration to be in Davao to attend the relaunch of Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro.

Apart from a missing chief executive, this year's celebration was also more low-key as the government opted to drop the traditional "Salubungan" at the EDSA People Power Monument in Quezon City.

Officials insisted they want to give Filipinos more time to reflect about the causes and effects of the historic revolution, and it's not because of Duterte's ties to the Marcos family.

In the speech, Duterte reiterated calls to reflect on the gains and shortcomings of EDSA and to do their part as Filipinos to ensure that the spirit of the revolution lives on.

"EDSA lives on and its spirit should be continued to inspire heroism in all of us for the greater glory of God and country," he said.

"True heroes, after all, are found in every one of us who do with each passing day our quiet work of nation-building dutifully, joyfully, passionately in spite of our occasional differences," he added.


INQUIRER

Sara Duterte slams Bishop Villegas: My father did not deface memory of Edsa By: Nestor Corrales - Reporter / @NCorralesINQINQUIRER.net / 12:34 PM February 24, 2017


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Friday lambasted Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Archbishop Socrates Villegas

“How dare you say that my father has singlehandedly defaced the memory of the Edsa revolution?”

Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio hit back at Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Archbishop Socrates Villegas for criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte in a letter to the late Jaime Cardinal Sin.

In his letter, Villegas decried the “rape” of Edsa and how history has been rewritten

“The dictator ousted by people power is now buried among heroes. The lady of 1,200 pairs of shoes is now a representative in Congress. History books are rewritten. Historical memory is revised. The hero is now a villain. The plunderers are now heroes,” Villegas said.

Duterte earlier favored the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

The archbishop slammed Duterte’s brutal was on drugs, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of suspected drug addicts. He said “the bloodless revolt now stained by the blood in our streets and street gutters.”

“Now eight months of relentless killings of the poor in the name of ‘change’! It is a nightmare, Your Eminence! It is a shame,” he said.

SARA HITS BACK

Sara hit back at Villegas, saying the country’s problems did not start when his father won the presidency.

“Since 1986 and until seven months ago, I remember that our nation has been hounded by corruption, crime, territorial war of gangs and drug lords, extrajudicial killings, narco politics, terrorism, protracted rebellion, abuse of power in government, political bickering and the entry of foreign mafias,” she said.

“It surely did not start when President Duterte took office. He won the presidency precisely because you ignored what was wrong with this world,” she added.

The younger Duterte said Villegas’ desire was “put into power a leader who walks and talks like you–someone who is definitely not Rodrigo Duterte.”

“When your friend failed as a President, I cannot remember you calling it the rape of Edsa. You just swept it under your glitzy rugs and you moved on, back to business–back to acting as if you can save us all from hell,” Sara said.

DELUSIONAL HYPOCRITES

“Your group is sadly a bunch of delusional hypocrites. While all of you were up there riding high on your horses, you failed to notice that many of us down here empathize with what Rodrigo Duterte is saying because it is the hard truth. It is truly without the air of hypocrisy that we smell from your kind,” she added.

She blasted the archbishop whom she said could not accept what happened after the Edsa revolution.

“How dare you call us pimps of the Edsa spirit and yet it is you who cannot accept what has happened to our country since 1986,” she said. “How dare you say that we are trying to prostitute the meaning of Edsa.”

Sara recalled how his father woke up on the eve of February 25, 1986 after the Filipinos ousted the late dictator from power.

“While we were huddled in the car, he told us, ‘Timan-i ninyo ning gabhiona ni. Ayaw ninyo kalimti [Remember this night. Do not forget this night],'” she said.

Her father, she said, brought them to the San Pedro Church as crowds celebrated the triumph of the people’s revolution.

“My father perfectly understood what the spirit of Edsa is, otherwise, he would not have told me to never forget that night of 31 years ago. And I now believe that he understands it better than you do,” she said.

“You preach about freedom as if you invented it, as if it is your gift to us. Let me tell you what freedom is. It is to live a life that is free from your selective moral standard. This is what the meaning of Edsa is,” she added.

She said Villegas was worse than Duterte.

“But you are truly, madly, deeply worse than a hundred President Dutertes,” she said.

Sara lamented why the Edsa People Power revolution “has become the standard definition of freedom for our country.”

“I find it hard to understand why this bloodless revolution has become the standard definition of freedom for our country and this standard is forced down our throats by a certain group of individuals who think they are better than everyone else. These are the elite and their friends, including Archbishop Villegas,” she said. CDG/rga

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Aldub primetime series to premiere worldwide 0 SHARES Share it! By: Crispina Martinez-Belen Published February 25, 2017, 12:05 AM

Finally, the much awaited TV series of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza will have its worldwide premiere on Feb. 27. Titled “Destined To Be Yours,” the primetime series is expected to captivate viewers eager to see Alden and Maine romancing each other as Benjie Rosales and Sinag Obispo, respectively.

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza

Set in a charming and picturesque town where everything seems possible, “Destined To Be Yours” is a beautiful tale about standing firm on your beliefs, the joy of family, and the splendor of finding someone who loves you for who you are.

Benjie Rosales is a happy-go-lucky architecture graduate who wants to prove himself by heading a big construction project in the mountains of Pelangi. There he crosses path and fall in love with the province’s radio jock Sinag who cares deeply about her family, the environment, and community she belongs to.

Joining the phenomenal love team in the series are Boots Anson Roa, Lotlot De Leon Gardo Versoza, Tommy Abuel, Ronnie Henares, Sheena Halili, Dominic Roco, Juancho Trivino, RJ Padilla, Koreen Medina and Janice de Belen.

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“Destined to be Yours” is helmed by Irene Villamor. It airs weeknights after “Encantadia” on GMA Telebabad.

• • Loisa Andalio makes waves

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She’s no big star yet but Loisa Andalio has already 560,000 Twitter followers and a whopping 1.8 million Instagram followers. But social media has its pros and cons and Loisa knows this.

In an interview during a shoot for Ever Bilena Cosmetics for which she is a brand ambassador, Loisa admitted she has her own share of bashers but she just ignores them.

Loisa is a regular on “ASAP” and “It’s Showtime” where she performs as member of Girl Trends.

• • Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, Feb. 25, go to Maricel Soriano, Pitoy Moreno, Vittorio Romero, Maricel Pangilinan, Yolly Mendoza, Chit Salud, Marta Boja, Myrna Fuentes, Rosie Frivaldo, Patsy Henson, and Anjo Perez… Feb. 26: Chanda Romero, Angelique Lazo, Ching Villanueva, Mel Canchela, Sofia Babao, Mikee Jaworski, and Assunta de Rossi… Feb. 27: Annabelle Abaya, June Torrejon, Zecel Bregaudit, Virgie Veloso, Normie Villena, Atty. Lizette Martel, and Errol Abalayan… Condolence to sisters Elena Bocalan and Tricia Culala on the death recently of their mom former actress Anna Gonzales…


PHILSTAR

UPDATE ON RUFFA's LOVE: Ruffa reveals more in what she’s trying to hide FUNFARE By Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 9, 2016 - 12:00am 1 2 googleplus0 0


Ruffa Gutierrez with French-Israeli boyfriend Jordan Mouyal.

What do they say again? Yes, you can’t judge a book by its cover. I beg to disagree, at least in the case of Ruffa Gutierrez who has just released her own book titled Truth & Lies My Mother Told Me, a modern woman’s guide to finding love today, following that of her mom Annabelle Rama’s ‘Day, Hard!, both published by ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc.

First, Ruffa justifies the title by confessing in the Dedication, “My own Mother did everything in her power, and I mean everything, to protect me from the big bad world, to protect me from myself, and to protect me from breaking my heart. Of course, I didn’t always see it that way. Sometimes, I listened and sometimes I was too stubborn to care. There were times she was right and there were times she went overboard. But no matter what, she never gave up on me. Even when I had to learn the hard way.”

Adding in the Introduction, “Even my mom, the unapologetically blunt Annabelle Rama, told me, when I started writing this book — ‘Day, ‘wag mo nang ikwento ‘yang love life mo! Walang magbabasa niyan.‘ What do I know about finding true love and romance, about loss, and moving on?”

And what are the “truths” and the “lies” that Mom Annabelle told Ruffa? I will let you find out for yourself. (Get a copy at any National Bookstore outlet.)

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What I found interesting in the book is not Ruffa’s fashion sense and style, nor her tips on how to find true love, but her colorful and dramatic romances which she enumerated in blind items. It was unnecessary because, as Ruffa herself admitted, her life is an open book read and reread by showbiz-watchers. On the cover, Ruffa is shown in a full-body shot, her left arm on her hip, with a slit in her dress revealing a portion of her upper right leg. That’s why I said that in Ruffa’s case, you can judge her book by its cover — that is, her cover photo tells it all…well, almost!

Let’s take a look at Ruffa’s roster of boyfriends starting at age 16, all of whom she doesn’t identify and hides behind “tags,” except Yilmaz Bektas whom she married and separated from and her current flame, French-Israeli Jordan Mouyal.

A roll call is in order (at the end of each is my guess “da who” he is, but only the initials if you please).

Dreamboat — It was puppy love, according to Ruffa. Like her, Dreamboat came from a family of artistas and spent his growing-up years in the States. “He was a dreamboat — polite, romantic, not to mention very tall and quite handsome.” They met at an acting workshop and soon fell into “a sweet and innocent kind of relationship” that lasted on and off for four years, with other guys getting into and out of Ruffa’s life. Dreamboat is now happily married to an actress (whose first marriage to an actor was annulled) and they have two beautiful children. My guess: ZL.

Mr. Exciting — He emerged in between the years that Ruffa and Dreamboat dated. “The episode was short,” wrote Ruffa, then 17, “and we barely had any time together.” Dreamboat and Mr. Exciting almost got into a big fight when their paths crossed at El Niño Apartelle (oops! there’s your clue!). “We were all going to the Star Awards For Movies. Mr. Dreamboat was my date, and Mr. Exciting was there to pick up my other friend, whom he was sort of dating at that time. Anyway, they almost fought. Mr. Dreamboat was trying to establish ownership — of me! He made sure it was clear I was his girlfriend. He even said to Mr. Exciting, ‘Back off!’” Mr. Exciting is now married to an actress-beauty-queen with whom he has two beautiful children. My Guess: AM.

Mr. Bad Boy — He comes from a showbiz clan and Ruffa’s romance with him was nipped in the bud by the interference of Mom Annabelle. He was very charming and he made the girl of the hour feel like a queen — “For me, he would inspect the toilets, wash forks and spoons before I ate” when they were on the set. One time, recalled Ruffa, Mr. Bad Boy showed up on the set with a tattoo of Miss World that said: My World. That was after Ruffa placed Second Princess (second runner-up) in the 1993 Miss World pageant. “He would make 10 people follow me wherever I went while we were doing the film together, so that’s just crazy!” Mr. Bad Boy is now married to his second wife, a TV host, after his first marriage to a non-showbiz lady was annulled. My guess: RP.

Mr. Complicated — Ruffa met him during their teleserye together. They had fun moments on the set. Before long, “he started getting a little nicer, a little sweeter…he would send food to my tent where he would hang out with me.” They went out on and off for about two years. One time, “his girlfriend called me in the middle of the night, crying!” But that was already after we broke up. During their “secret” romance, Ruffa and Mr. Complicated traveled together and were once caught by a paparazzi holding hands while walking outside of a posh hotel in Beverly Hills. Mr. Complicated is now fancy-free after he broke up with his second (or third?) actress-girlfriend after Ruffa. My guess: JLC.

The whole world knows what happened to Ruffa and Yilmaz’s marriage but it still tickles your imagination reading the details in Ruffa’s book (no need to recall here; just, again, get a copy of the book).


Ruffa Gutierrez with daughters Lorin and Venice.

Now, despite objections from Mom Annabelle, Ruffa is defiantly in love with current boyfriend Jordan Mouyal who, according to Ruffa, is the only suitor that she introduced to her daughters (by Bektas) Lorin and Venice.

“I’m very proud of him,” wrote Ruffa, “he survived my mom. He never ran away, never got scared and stood by my side when the going was tough…He never says anything bad about my mom. He always says, ‘I totally understand. What’s important is how you feel. Your mom will always be your mom’.”

Has Ruffa finally found her OTL (One True Love)?

Only Time can tell.


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George Clooney Pays Touching Tribute to Pregnant Wife Amal While Bringing Down the House at French Awards: ‘Love Trumps Hate’ 5/23 People logo People Mike Miller and Peter Mikelbank 5 hrs ago


© AFP/Getty Images  “To my wife Amal, there isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not proud to be your husband. And I am excited about the years to come, and particularly the months to come. I love you very much.”

While he’s not nominated for an Oscar this year, George Clooney did take home the French equivalent of the Academy’s golden statue at the César ceremony.

Touted beforehand as “the most charismatic actor of his generation,” the Ocean’s Eleven star and his wife Amal, pregnant with their twins, brought Hollywood glamour to Paris at the Salle Pleyel on Friday. Dressed in his signature black Armani tuxedo and bow tie, Clooney looked dashing next to his wife, who showed off her baby bump in a fitted white gown tapered with an ombré of ostrich feathers.

The father-to-be was honored with a career award at the ceremony, along with French film legend Jean Paul Belmondo, who also received a Lifetime Tribute during the evening.

After a lengthy clip real of his greatest hits, Clooney was called onstage by host Jerome Commandeur. Greeted with a standing ovation, Clooney thanked the crowd saying, “Merci, merci” several times. Commandeur then invited Oscar winner Jean Dujardin, Clooney’s Monuments Men costar, to present him with the César d’Honneur. The former costars embraced, and Clooney, excusing himself to the audience for his “horrible” French, asked Dujardin to translate for him.

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The duo proceeded to bring down the house, as his former costar gently ribbed him by purposefully mistranslating his speech, adding words like “handsome” to Clooney’s description of himself.

The speech also got political, with Clooney cautioning the audience, “As we stand here today the world is going through some pretty momentous changes, not all for the best.”

He added, “As citizens of the world we’re going to have to work harder and harder not to let hate win.” At some point during Clooney’s measured words, Dujardin added on his own, “Donald Trump is a dangerous for the world.”

As for his expectant wife, Clooney gushed, “To my wife Amal, there isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not proud to be your husband. And I am excited about the years to come, and particularly the months to come. I love you very much.”

Clooney was in France last May for the world premiere of Money Monster at the Cannes Film Festival. His next directing project, Suburbicon, is slated for release later this year.

The César Awards is an annual ceremony recognizing the top achievements in the French film industry and is comparable to the American Oscars. Last year’s honorary César — an award named after the French sculptor who designed it — went to Michael Douglas. Past honorees have included Scarlett Johansson, Sean Penn, Johnny Depp and Sylvester Stallone.


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