Last Wednesday, February 27, robbers suspected to be members of the notorious Bukas Kotse Gang ransacked Charice's vehicle in Calamba, Laguna. According to a report by ABS-CBN News, the 14-year-old singer—accompanied by her mom, their driver, and one helper—was having dinner in Tuding's restaurant when the robbery occurred.
When Charice and company returned to their vehicle, a Toyota Hi-Ace Van with plate number XGM-508, they noticed that the black Lacoste bag owned by Mrs. Raquel Pempengco was missing. The bag reportedly contained two mobile phones (models: T610 and p910i), an ATM card, house keys, and passports.
According to a male witness, he spotted three men patroling the area prior to the incident.
Making an appeal to the public, Charice pleaded, "Just please return the passports, not the cellphone or the other things, but just the passports."
Charice first gained national attention when she bagged third place honors in ABS-CBN's Little Big Star. But her stock rose considerably when Emmy Award-winning host, Ellen DeGeneres, invited her to guest in her hugely popular talk show after seeing her video in You Tube performing in a Korean talent show Star King.
A self-confessed fan, Ellen was even more impressed when she finally saw and heard the young belter perform the Dreamgirls anthem "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going" and the Whitney Houston smash hit "I Will Always Love You" in her show last December 19, 2007.
As a token of appreciation for gracing the program, Ellen handed an awestruck Charice a new iPod as a replacement for the one she had lost during the trip.
After releasing a number of box-office hits, Vhong Navarro is back with another character that will be remembered alongside with his portrayal of Mr. Suave, Hesus of D Anothers, Agent X44, and Lastikman.
This time, Vhong marks his anticipated return to the big screen in Supah Papalicious.
"Todo na ‘to! Hinding hindi n'yo makakalimutan ang pelikulang hinahanda namin para sa inyo. Haping hapi na sa akin napunta ang role na 'to dahil tawa ako ng tawa binabasa ko pa lang ang script. Tapos si Manong Gilbert [Perez] pa ang direktor so ineexpect ko ang kakaibang atake sa comedy. Ang gagaling din ng mga kasama ko, si Makisig [Morales] at Valerie [Concepcion]. So kumpletos recados talaga," Vhong points out.
Valerie tries a different route from hosting as she engages in a comedic role via the film Supah Papalicious. "First time kong gumawa ng ganitong kalaking pelikula. I'm deeply honored and thankful sa Star Cinema kasi they gave me a chance to be Vhong's leading lady and takot ako at the same time, super excited dahil comedy naman itong ginagawa ko, something I haven't done before." It was reported in PEP recently that Valerie's contract as a Wowowee host was just renewed and that she is being considered for a role in the remake of Betty La Fea.
Child star Makisig Morales also tries his hand at comedy-with funnyman Vhong Navarro no less. After starring in Super Inggo and Pedro Penduko at mga Engkantao, Makisig is expected to conquer the big screen as well when he makes his debut in Supah Papalicious.
Makisig says enthusiastically: "Grabe po ang blessing na ‘to ang bata-bata ko pa, alagang-alaga talaga ako ng ABS-CBN at ngayon ng Star Cinema. Tapos si Supah Papalicious pa ang kasama ko. Ang saya saya!"
Star Cinema's comedy flick Supah Papalicious opens in theaters nationwide starting March 22.
The 52-year-old TV executive now holds the distinction of being the first woman president of the giant network. Her predecessors are Eugenio "Geny" Lopez Jr., Freddie Garcia, Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III, and Cito Alejandro.
Charo, who has been in the Kapamilya network for 20 years now started her career at ABS-CBN on June 24, 1987 as consultant. She then worked as production director, and slowly rose through the ranks, becoming vice president, senior vice president, and executive vice president, which was her last post before her promotion.
As president of ABS-CBN, all subsidiaries and divisions will report to her. This includes Studio 23, ANC, Cinema One, ABS-CBN Publishing, Interactive, the PR Group, to name a few.
Gabby Lopez remains as chairman and COO of ABS-CBN.
Ang pinakahihintay na boxing spectacle ng taon ay ipapalabas ngayong Marso sa GMA Network sa pamamagitan ng muling pagsasanib pwersa ng Kapuso Channel at ng Solar Sports.
Ieere ng GMA Network ang rematch nina Manny ‘The Pacman’ Pacquiao at Juan Manuel ‘Dinamita’ Marquez sa Marso 16 (Linggo, Philippine Time) nang 10:00 a.m. mula sa Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino sa Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Si Marquez ay 34 y/o, 5’7” ang taas at may 48 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw, 35 KO’s.
Ang radio grupo ng GMA -- Super Radyo DZBB, Barangay LS-FM, at ang lahat ng RGMA radio stations sa bansa ay magbibigay ng live blow-by-blow account ng laban.
Pinamagatang PACQUIAO-MARQUEZ 2: UNFINISHED BUSINESS, inaasahang sa labang ito ay aapaw ang aksyon at ring drama na ihahandog ng dalawang pinakamagaling na super featherweights sa kasaysayan ng boxing.
Kontrobersyal ang unang pagtatagpo nina Pacquiao at Marquez na nagtapos sa draw apat na taon na ang nakakaraan.
Nagkaroon ang GMA Network at Solar Sports ng press conference kahapon nang tanghali sa 17th floor ng GMA Network Center.
Sina GMA Network EVP at Chief Operating Officer Gilberto Duavit Jr., Solar Entertaiment President Wilson Tieng, at Solar Entertainment COO Peter Chan Liong ang nanguna sa contract signing ceremony.
Sabi ni Wilson Tieng, hindi pa tiyak kung sino ang aawit ng Lupang Hinirang sa laban na ito ni Pacquiao.
“He’s entertaining singers for auditions. I don’t know how he’ll do it,” sambit ni Wilson Tieng. “May short list na kami pero ayaw naming i-divulge. Baka magkaroon ng gulo gaya ng dati.
“Sabi ng candidates, huwag i-leak sa press ang pangalan nila.”
Sa ngayon ay 135 lbs. na raw ang timbang ni Pacquiao. Kailangan pa niyang magbawas ng 5 pounds, at magagawa naman daw niya iyon.
“Ito ang pinakamatinding pag-eensayo ko sa buong career ko sa Amerika,” sabi pa ni Pacquiao.
“Everyday, nakaka-33 hanggang 36 rounds ako. Dati, sa training ko, hanggang 20 rounds ako.”
Panay-panay rin daw ang pagtakbo ni Pacquiao at naikot na nga raw niya ang ‘Hollywood.’
Trust Angel Locsin to take everyone by surprise. Despite being a constant fixture on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll, Angel has chosen to pose in a swimsuit for the very first time on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.
"First time ko ‘to," she told the Cosmo team during the shoot, "I hope it turns out well. Inisip ko kasi, if gagawin ko ‘to, it might as well be on Cosmo." After all, posing for Cosmo would mean reaching fun fearless females like herself.
Despite being one of the biggest names in the industry today, Angel was surprisingly shy at the Cosmo cover shoot, getting quite jittery over the sexy summer shoot and clowning around with the Cosmo team just to loosen up. The jitters don't show in Angel's confident pose, as she says, "Lahat naman tayong mga babae, may body issues, di ba? But you should be happy with your body and comfortable in your own skin."
For Angel, being comfortable in your own skin shows in the way you carry yourself. She encourages Cosmo girls everywhere to make an effort to always look presentable and even dare to be kikay.
"Iba rin yung feeling ‘pag nakaayos kapag lalabas ka't alam mong okay ang itsura mo, ready kang harapin kahit sino." Angel points out, "It's great to be in jeans and T-shirt, but it's also great to be in a dress."
Angel continues to strive towards becoming a better version of herself by branching out of her comfort zone. Since 2007, she has taken time off to study fashion in London, become a first-time producer with the movie Angels, and is now learning how to play the guitar. "You have to keep on learning," she says, "You shouldn't get complacent." Clearly, Angel has become a woman of substance.
Youtube sensation Charice Pempengco was featured on QTV’s Pinaka as one of the “Pinoys Who Made It Big On The Internet”.
And here’s a video montage featuring different performances of Charice from the very first singing contest that she joined to the present…
First of all, I want you to know that Mommy loves you very much. I may not be sure how to show it or how to make you feel it, but I love you deeply because you are my life and I know that you know that because you are keeping me strong. God has given you to me to be my strength and inspiration.
Regine Velasquez - The Buzz