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Boy Abunda, Scarlet Belo, Sen. Nancy Binay and Senyora Santibanez have inspiring new reads from ABS-CBN Books.

Boy shares two important speeches in his life in “Nanay’s Gay Boy.” “Two things come to mind when my name is mentioned—that I’m devoted to my mother and that I’m proudly gay,” wrote the King of Talk in his latest book.

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Inside its pages is the full commencement speech he delivered addressed to his mother when he served as speaker and a doctorate graduate in Philippine Women’s University’s graduation exercises held at the Philippine International Convention Center in 2016.

The multi-awarded television personality also disclosed another inspiring rhetoric on “Why can’t we have a gay president?” in this new book.

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Delivered at the TEDxADMU event in Resorts World Manila in 2016, the speech challenges “prejudicial, discriminatory and common cultural beliefs” against gay people.

He said “we have some of the most passionate, some of the most driven, some of the most brilliant, . . . some of the most transformative leaders in the LGBT community. One of them is just waiting in the wings, waiting for his or her turn to be the next president of this country.”

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Meanwhile, Scarlet introduced “My First Prayer Book”—a fresh collection of stories and prayers for children embarking on their spiritual journey.

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The collection has 10 easy-to-follow prayers, plus important life lessons that Scarlet’s parents, Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo, have instilled to the little social media sensation.

Aside from the read-aloud invocations, the book also has Scarlet’s adorable photos and illustrated adventures, with tidbits on her day-to-day experiences.

Sen. Nancy Binay wears the writer hat and shares her tips on surviving social media in “Make Love Not War,” a collaboration with social media celebrity/parody Senyora Santibanez.

“You need this book to arm you with the basics of surviving in social media. Senyora and I collaborated to help you save your sanity and credibility in dealing with social media bashing. You can have it my way (cool and calm) or Senyora’s way (tough love with care). This time, we’re BFF promoting love and not war,” wrote the senator in the book’s foreword.

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Sen. Nancy and Senyora also included several tips to survive social media bullying. “It’s not the end of the world if you get bashed on social media. Go out, reach out to your real friends,” the female senator suggested.

She also recommended to just laugh bashing off. “Appreciate their effort. I’m happy especially when they make memes of me. When you think about it, it’s more than an hour of their time!”

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Senyora, meanwhile, highlights the five types of enemies every social media user has online—the debtors, virtual enemies/ keyboard warriors, frenemies, relatives, and exes—which she said to all counter with love.

Be inspired with the two special speeches of Boy in “Nanay’s Gay Boy” (P395) and Scarlet’s “My First Prayer Book” (P285), and learn the art of thriving in social media with “Make Love Not War” by Sen. Nancy and Senyora (P185), now available in leading bookstores nationwide.