Thursday, May 10, 2012

Jessica Sanchez in Top 3 - American Idol 2012

Jessica Sanchez is now part of the top 3 in American Idol 2012. The half Filipino-Mexican singer were saved by the Mexican, Filipino and American voters. According to reports, an approximately 70 million votes were cast this week.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tricia Santos "Anorexia" Rumors (Super Thin Photos) - Tricia Santos Statements

The posted photos of Tricia Santos at her fan page created stir in social networking sites (both in Facebook and in Twitter). This is after the former PBB teen housemate appeared so thin and skinny in her posted Facebook fan page photos at MOA Flores de Mayo.

Jessica Sanchez "And I Am Telling You" got Standing Ovation (Top 4 Performance Video)

Jessica Sanchez received a standing ovation after her remarkable performance of Jennifer Holiday's "And I am Telling You" in American Idol 2012. Here are the comments from the judges:

Steven: "Another winning performance"
Jennifer Lopez: "It feels like it's going to be a real race to the finish"
Randy: "You and Joshua are now in it to really win it.You slayed it.You are phenomenal"

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

MTRCB Versus Tulfo Brothers

MTRCB Logo (Courtesy of MTRCB)
The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has moved into the Santiagos and Mon Tulfo fist fight controversy.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Raymart Santiago and Cludine Barretto Versus Mon Tulfo Fist Fight Video in NAIA Terminal 3

The couple, Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto are now in hot waters after being involved in a fist fight with Mon Tulfo (a TV5 personality) at NAIA Terminal 3.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Albie Casiño and Andi Eigenmann Friends Fight in Makati Bar

Albie Casiño was allegedly beaten by friends of Andi Eigenmann (his former girlfriend) during their encounter in a same bar at Makati City (Fiamma Bar), May 4 2012. In an ABS-CBN statement of Rina Casiño (mother of Albie), she said that it all started when Andi splashed the wine in Albie's face and then slapped him.

John Lloyd Cruz and Shaina Magdayao Breakup Confirmed Officially

Shaina Magdayao officially confirmed her breakup with John Lloyd Cruz. The confirmation was sent via text message in PEP. She said,

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Americal Idol 2012 Top 4 - Jessica Sanchez not in Bottom Two

Jessica Sanchez, a half Filipina and Mexican contender in American Idol 2012 was safe in this week's elimination. This is after Hollie Cavanagh and Skylar Laine landed at bottom two.

Jessica Sanchez gained utmost support from her fans all over America, making her one of the the top 4 finalists along with Hollie, Philip Phillips and Joshua Ledet.
Jessica Sanchez (Photo courtesy of Southomer.com)

On this week's episode, Jessica had her rendition of "Proud Mary" and "You are so Beautiful".

Meanwhile, Skylar Laine had her final goodbye in American Idol stage.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Supermoon May 2012 - Biggest Full Moon this Year (Photo)

The biggest full moon this year, known as "Supermoon" will rise in the sky on May 5, 2012 (11:35 p.m. EDT). According to international reports, the moon will be 16% brighter than normal full moon as it will approach its closest distance to Earth. The moon will swing 221,802 miles around the globe so skywatchers can have a spectacular view of the full moon.

Angelica Panganiban and Derek Ramsay Breakup Issue

Angelica Panganiban and Derek Ramsay's relationship is now in hot waters after Derek admitted that they are in cool-off stage. Though he did not directly mention that they officially broke up, he said that if things will go well after their talks, its fine, otherwise, Angelica will always be always his friend.

The "Angelica and Derek breakup issue" surfaced after Yahoo OMG posted the text message sent by Derek himself. He said,

“We are in a cool-off stage, we’re giving each other space.”

Derek is still tight-lipped about the real cause of their cool-off but he insisted that there is no third party involved.

“I trust her completely, she’s not the type to fool around.”

Meanwhile, Angelica is not yet posting any breakup related tweet (as of this posting) except for an indirect retweeted post,

"God will not allow a trial to come into your life unless He has a purpose. He doesn't send the storms, but He uses them"

Monday, April 30, 2012

Araw ng mga Manggagawà - Labor Day in the Philippines

As part of its participation in Labor Day, google.com.ph changed its Google Doodle to a photo of a man holding "Google" made of blocks of metal and when clicked will redirect to a keyword "Araw ng mga Manggagawà".
Araw ng mga Manggagawà (Photo courtesy of Google.com.ph)

Labor day (May 1) is an annual holiday in the Philippines to commemorate social and economic achievements of workers. This is also the time when Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) opens job fairs for local job seekers.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Karen, Myrtle and Nikka Nominated in PBB Teen Edition 4

After the eviction of Vince, Karen, Myrtle and Nikka were nominated in the second nomination night of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Teen Edition 4.

Karen Reyes of Mindoro who also trended that night for "Bye Karen" keyword got 7 votes from her co-housemates. Nikka Javier of Batangas, who was nominated by most of the boys got 8 while Myrtle Sarrosa (Iloilo) who was misinterpreted by girls got 11 votes.

Meanwhile, fans and supporters may vote by texting BB (name of housemate) send to 2331 for Globe, Touch Mobile and Sun Cellular subscribers and 231 for Smart and TalkNText subscribers.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Vince - Evicted at PBB Teen Edition 4 (First Eviction Night)

After 3 weeks of stay at Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) house, Vince (Bunsoy Tison ng Cainta) has been first evicted at Teen Edition 4. This is after he got the lowest percentage of votes of 15.30%. Vince was the most speechless male housemate inside the house.

Friday, April 27, 2012

April 30, 2012 is Holiday or Not?

Some of the online users are asking if April 30, 2012 (Monday) is holiday. Has the May 1, 2012 holiday (Labor Day) moved at its closest Monday?

As to the Proclamation No. 295 released by the Malacanang Palace, April 30, 2012 is a normal day (not a holiday). For everyone’s reference, below is the summary of Regular holidays and Special (Non-Working) days in the Philippines this 2012.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tyron Perez Died Due to Alleged Suicide

Tyron Perez, an actor, host and a product of StarStruck reality TV show in 2003 died in Valenzuela City at the age of 26 due to alleged suicide. According to reports, Tyron's body was found inside a vehicle at around 7:00 PM.
Senior Superintendent Wilben Mayor said that Tyron's body was found at the backseat of a black Toyota Altis along the Service Road of NLEX, Valenzuela. A gunshot wound was found at the right of his head.

Police said that there is a possibility of suicide in Tyron's death. Meanwhile, investigations are still ongoing.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Typhoon Sendong Update as of 5:00 PM December 16, 2011

Typhoon Sendong Update: As of 5:00 PM (December 16, 2011), tropical storm named "Sendong" has made a landfall in the vicity of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur. According to PAGASA, Sendong has a maximum sustaind winds of 65 kilometers per hour near the center and a gustiness of up to 80 kph. Sendong is moving West Northwest at 22 kph.

As predicted by PAGASA, Sendong will be at 150 km West Southwest of Iloilo City on Saturday afternoon, 190 km West Southwest of Puerto Princesa City on Sunday afternoon and 440 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa on Monday morning.

Public storm signals were raised in provinces in Visayas and Mindanao.

Public Storm Signal No. 2
(Mindanao)
  • Surigao Del Norte
  • Siargao Island
  • Surigao Del Sur
  • Dinagat Province
  • Agusan Provinces
  • Bukidnon
  • Davao del Norte
  • Davao Oriental
  • Compostela Valley
  • Camiguin

Public Storm signal no. 1
Luzon
  • Palawan

Visayas
  • Negros
  • Cebu
  • Bohol
  • Southern Leyte
  • Siquijor
Mindanao
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Lanao del Sur
  • North Cotabato
  • Samal Island
  • Maguindanao
  • Davao del Sur
  • Zamboanga Provinces
PAGASA also warned the public of the effects it may bring most specially to the affected areas. Quoted from their advisory,

"Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 - 25 mm per hour (heavy) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm. "

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Francine Prieto on Calling Pnoy 'Panot' Went Viral

The annoying remarks of Francine Prieto to the Philippine President, Benigno Aquino went viral in the Twitter world. This started when she was asked by one microblogger (@HecklerForever) a question, "if the president asks you for a date, would you say yes?" and she answered, "nope, ayoko sa panot".

Users from Twitter angrily reacted on the remarks of Francine in which she also fought back. Quote and unquote from her tweets,
"@Ech0sera hindi na ba role model ngayon ang pagsasabi ng totoo kung yung ang preference ko. kailangan ba laging pa-showbiz ang sagot?"

"@HecklerForever it's not your fault. may mga tao lang talaga na makikitid ang utak dahil lang sa pagsagot ko ng totoo binastos na ako."

“@HecklerForever: i'm sorry francine prieto. i didn't expect this to happen. bit.ly/v75uIP”

"sa mga nagrereact ng di tama. basahin ninyo ang buong timeline ko kung saan nagsimula yan at kung bakit ako nagalit. thanks."

“@KimmyRETOKADA: Poor @fwancheen tell me sinong matinong lalaki ang gagalang sayo?”
2 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

“@iammeAnel: @fwancheen pg ngreact b dhil nsaktan uneducated na agad?! Tigilan nyo nga c francine!”

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Chicboy Restaurant Scandal Photo Circulates Online - Caterpillar in the Food

A new restaurant scandal, now coined as "Chicboy Restaurant Scandal" photo is circulating in the cyberspace as one of its customers named Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo experienced to be served a vegetable dish with a caterpillar in it. In an open letter she created in Facebook, she said,

"Ngayon ko lang nakilala ang totoong CHICKBOY. Kung sino ka, at kung pano mo ko tratuhin. Dalawang linggo na ang nakakalaipas mula ng pinakain mo ako ng ginisang kangkong na may pagka-laki laking bulate o caterpilar o kung ano man yun"

Sigrid Andrea Fernando said that the incident happened in Chic-boy Timog branch.

In the official Facebook account of Chic-Boy, they said that the swamp cabbage or kangkong in their menu is cut into pieces. "HOW COME IN THE PHOTO THEY POSTED, THE CATERPILLAR IS WHOLE"

Meanwhile, here are the pictures of the alleged Chic-Boy Restaurant vegetable dish with worm:



Photos courtesy of GMA News

Monday, December 5, 2011

Philippine Blog Awards 2011 Winners

The PBA organization unveiled the winners in this year's Philippine Blog Awards (2011). Bloggers were recognized and cited as they reigned supreme in the categories set by the organization. Below is the list of winners:

Nationals:
1. Advocacy – Environment Philippines (http://www.environmentphilippines.com)
2. Beauty and Fashion – Jenne Chrisville (http://www.jennechrisville.wordpress.com/)
3. Business – Ready to be Rich (http://www.fitzvillafuerte.co)
4. Culture and Arts – Sining Factory (http://www.siningfactory.weebly.com)
5. Entertainment – Without Wang 2 (http://andronico.wordpress.com/)
6. Food & Beverage – Ralph Guzman // Foodie (http://www.ratedralph.com)
7. Gaming – The Otaku Fridge (http://www.otakufridge.com)
8. Hobbies and Recreation – kuhol.net – cars, culture, competition, community (http://kuhol.net/)
9. Home and Parenting – Dainty Mom (http://www.daintymom.com)
10. Humor - The Professional Heckler (http://professionalheckler.wordpress.com)
11. Lifestyle – Geek Girl Manila (http://geekgirlmanila.com/)
12. Literature – Pointless Paranoia (http://www.pointlessparanoia.wordpress.com/)
13. Personal/Diary – I Am Fickle Cattle (http://www.ficklecattle.blogspot.com/)
14. Photoblog – RosariOko (http://www.rosarioko.com)
15. Society, Politics and History – It’s True! It’s True! (http://www.mistervader.blogspot.com/)
16. Sports – CebuRunning (http://www.ceburunning.com)
17. Technology – LS Geekster Online (http://www.lsgeekster.blogspot.com/)
18. Travel – We are Sole Sisters (http://www.wearesolesisters.com/)
19. Videocasts and Podcasts – Brink Notes Podcast Network (http://www.bncast.com)

Special Categories:
1. Filipiniana – Live in the Philippines (http://www.liveinthephilippines.com)
2. Top Video/Podcast – Krimmy Couple: A Korean-Filipino Love Story (http://www.mykoreanboyfriend.com/2011/02/krimmy-couple-a-korean-filipino-love-story/)
My Korean Boyfriend (http://mykoreanboyfriend.wordpress.com)
3. Top PhotoPost – 2011: its 1/1/11, a new year and a fresh start (http://www.lantaw.blogspot.com/2011/01/2011-its-1111-new-year-and-fresh-start.html)
Lantaw (http://www.lantaw.blogspot.com)
4. Top Post – Blood Stains, the Smell of Disinfectant and the RH Bill (http://www.orchestroscopy.blogspot.com/2011/05/blood-stains-smell-of-disinfectant-and.html) ORCHESTROSCOPY (http://www.orchestroscopy.blogspot.com/)
5. Best Blog Design – Markable (http://www.markable.me/)
6. Readers’ Choice – Culture Shack (http://www.cultureshacked.blogspot.com/)
7. Bloggers Choice – Libre Lang Mangarap (http://otep.wordpress.com/)

Luzon:
1. Beauty and Fashion – Simply Rins (http://www.rina-alcantara.com/)
2. Culture and Arts – Pop Reviews Now (http://www.popreviewsnow.blogspot.com)
3. Food and Beverage – Our Daily Blog (http://regandmitzi.wordpress.com/)
4. Lifestyle – Bongga Ba (http://www.bonggaba.com)
5. Personal/Diary – The Culture Shack (http://www.cultureshacked.blogspot.com/)
6. PhotoBlog – Lakad Pilipinas (http://lakad-pilipinas.blogspot.com/)
7. Technology – GameOPS (http://www.gameops.net/)
8. Travel – Lakad Pilipinas (http://lakad-pilipinas.blogspot.com/)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holidays in the Philippines for 2012

The Malacanang Palace through the Proclamation No. 295 announced the regular holidays, special non working days and special holidays in the Philippines for the year 2012.

Quoted from the proclamation,

WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 9492, dated July 24, 2007, amended Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order (EO) No. 292, also known as the Administrative Code of 1987, by declaring certain days (specific or movable) as special or regular holidays;

WHEREAS, RA No. 9492 provides that holidays, except those which are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation;

WHEREAS, RA No. 9849 provides that the Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a national holiday;

WHEREAS, the EDSA People Power Revolution, which restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people;

WHEREAS, on January 23, 2012, the Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate Spring Festival, popularly known as the Chinese New Year, which is one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well; and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people; 23 January 2012 may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;

WHEREAS, Friday, 2 November 2012, falling between Thursday, 1 November 2012 (All Saints Day) and Saturday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country;

WHEREAS, to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe All Saints Day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions in the country, Friday, 2 November 2012, may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as President of the Philippines, do hereby declare:

SECTION 1. The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2012 shall be observed in the country:

A. Regular Holidays
  • New Year’s Day -  January 1 (Sunday)
  • Maundy Thursday - April 5
  • Good Friday - April 6
  • Araw ng Kagitingan - April 9 (Monday)
  • Labor Day May 1 - (Tuesday)
  • Independence Day June 12 - (Tuesday)
  • National Heroes Day August 27 - (Last Monday of August)
  • Bonifacio Day November 30 - (Friday)
  • Christmas Day December 25 - (Tuesday
  • Rizal Day December 30 - (Sunday)
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
  • Chinese New Year - January 23 (Monday)
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - August 21 (Tuesday)
  • All Saints Day - November 1 (Thursday)
  • Additional special (non-working) day - November 2 (Friday)
  • Last Day of the Year - December 31 (Monday)
Special Holiday (for all schools)
  • EDSA Revolution Anniversary - February 25 (Saturday)
SECTION 2. The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.

SECTION 3. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall promulgate the implementing guidelines for this Proclamation.

SECTION 4. This Proclamation shall take effect immediately.

SECTION 5. This Proclamation shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of thePhilippines to be affixed.

Done in the City ofManila, this 24th day of November in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III

By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.

Executive Secretary