Saturday, June 30, 2012

Joe Jonas Covers Garage Magazine July 2012 Issue

Joe Jonas Covers Garage Magazine July 2012 Issue

Actor and musician Joe Jonas is the latest Hollywood star cover guy of Garage Magazine.

In this issue, the young superstar shares his current singing projects, the collaboration with Philippine famous clothing brand Bench, and the reason why he'd like to bring the Jonas Brothers on his next visit to the Philippines.

Garage Magazine July 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Team ABS-CBN vs Team GMA-7 on the Cover of MEGA Magazine July 2012 Issue

Team ABS-CBN vs Team GMA-7 on the Cover of MEGA Magazine July 2012 Issue

The network war between ABS-CBN and GMA-7 continues to getting even bigger, bolder andinteresting as they invade the print media.

Three of ABS-CBN's prides Kathryn Bernardo, Jessy Mendiola and Xian Lim strike their best form against four of GMA-7's hottest stars Kris Bernal, Alden Richards, Bela Padilla and Sarah Lahbati on the cover of Metro Magazine July 2012 issue.

Who will reign supreme? Whose cover will best attract buyers? Interesting, don't you think?

Find out the answer by supporting your favorite Kapamilya and Kapuso stars. Grab now a copy of MEGA Magazine’s July issue available in stores near you.

Sarah Geronimo vs Anne Curtis this Sunday Night on ABS-CBN

Sarah Geronimo vs Anne Curtis this Sunday Night on ABS-CBN

After her recent successful Hollywood movie break, actress-TV host Anne Curtis graces Sarah Geronimo’s solo musical variety show “Sarah G. Live” for the first time this Sunday, July 1.

Anne and Sarah fire up the dance floor with a grand smash-up production number that TV viewers will surely enjoy.

Aside from Anne, “Princess and I” leading man Daniel Padilla will also join the fun as he takes on his first hosting stint as Popstar’s guest co-host in its ‘Idol Night’ episode. Meanwhile, watch out for another the heartfelt story in the ‘Sarah Loves You’ segment where the Popstar and “Walang Hanggan” actress Julia Montes grant the wish of a cancer patient.

Still with Sarah in the upcoming episode are her resident dance royalty Gab Valenciano, co-host Luis Manzano, musical director Louie Ocampo, choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy, G-Force, and director Erick Salud.

Don’t miss the beginning of Sarah’s birth month on the trending and top Sunday primetime show of ABS-CBN, “Sarah G. Live!” 8:15pm, after “Rated K.” For more updates, log on to or follow @SGLiveOFFICIAL on Twitter and like SarahGLiveOFFICIAL on Facebook.

‘Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo’ Wins Against ‘Eat Bulaga!’ as the No. 1 Daytime Program Nationwide

‘Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo’ Wins Against ‘Eat Bulaga!’ as the No. 1 Daytime Program Nationwide

ABS-CBN's afternoon OFW-Serye “Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo” is now the leading daytime program based on Kantar Media National TV Ratings from June 26 to 28, 2012 beating GMA-7's “Eat Bulaga!”.

Meanwhile, “Walang Hanggan” is still the undisputed number 1 in the primetime race.

Here are the Top 20 Programs and Comparative TV Ratings Nationwide from June 26 to 28, 2012 according to Kantar Media:

June 26, 2012 (Tuesday)

June 27, 2012 (Wednesday)


Kape’t Pandasal (0.3%) / Patrol Ng Pilipino (Replay) (0.9%) vs. Reporter’s Notebook (Replay) (0.8%)
Umagang Kay Ganda (5.0%) vs. Unang Hirit (4.1%)
Kris TV (6.4%) vs. Hunter X Hunter (6.4%) / Pokemon (7.5%) / Inuyasha (8.7%)
Dinosaur King (5.1%) vs. Slamdunk (9.2%)
Naruto Shippuuden (Season 4) (5.4%) vs. One Piece (9.6%)Kapamilya Blockbusters (8.9%) vs. Cooking With The Stars (7.6%) / Kapuso Movie Festival (10.8%)
It’s Showtime (11.6%) vs. Chef Boy Logro Kusina Master (11.7%) / Eat… Bulaga! (15.3%)
Mundo Man Ay Magunaw (12.8%) vs. Hiram Na Puso (12.0%)
Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo (16.1%) vs. Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (10.5%)
Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 Uber 2012 (10.0%) vs. Faithfully (10.7%)
Precious Hearts Romances Presents Hiyas (11.3%) vs. It Started With A Kiss 2 (8.6%)

Aryana (22.4%) vs. My Daddy Dearest (8.7%)
TV Patrol (30.6%) vs. 24 Oras (16.4%) vs. Wil Time Bigtime (5.8%)
Princess And I (37.9%) vs. Luna Blanca (15.8%)
Walang Hanggan (43.4%) vs. Makapiling Kang Muli (13.9%) vs. Valiente (3.9%)
Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig (31.1%) vs. One True Love (11.2%) vs. Runaway (3.7%)
Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (13.9%) vs. Lie To Me (8.3%) vs. Super Sine Prime (3.6%)
Bandila (5.0%) vs. Saksi Liga Ng Katotohanan (3.9%) vs. Pilipinas News (1.6%)
Ako Ang Simula (1.7%) vs. Born To Be Wild (2.9%) vs. Anggulo (0.7%) / Chuno The Slave Hunter (1.9%)
Cge TV In Da Loop (0.7%) vs. Just For Laughs Gags (1.1%) vs. Juicy! (0.5%) / The Medyo Latenight Show With Jojo A. (0.4%)

June 28, 2012 (Thursday)

Maroon 5 'One More Night' Music Video and Lyrics

Maroon 5 'One More Night' Music Video and Lyrics

Maroon 5 has released the music video for their latest hit “One More Night” from their fourth studio album “Overexposed”.

Watch below:

You and I go hard, at each other like we going to war
You and I go rough, we keep throwing things and slamming the doors
You and I get sore, then dysfunctional we stuck keeping score
You and I get sick, they all know that we can't do this no more

But baby there you again, there you again making me love you
Yeah I stopped using my head, using my head let it all go
Got you stuck on my body, on my body like a tattoo
And now i'm feeling stupid, feeling stupid crawling back to you
So I cross my heart, and I hope to die, that i'll only stay with you one more night
And I know i've said it a million times
But i'll only stay with you one more night

Trying to tell you no, but my body keeps on telling you yes
Trying to tell you stop, but your lipstick got me so out of breath
I'd be waking up, in the morning probably hating myself
And i'd be waking up, feeling sastified but guilty as hell

But baby there you go again, there you go again making me love you
Yeah I stopped using my head, using my head let it all go
Got you stuck on my body, on my body like a tattoo
And now i'm feeling stupid, feeling stupid crawling back to you
So I cross my heart, and I hope to die, that i'll only stay with you one more night

And I know i've said it a million times
But i'll only stay with you one more night

Yeah baby give me one more night
Yeah baby give me one more night
Yeah baby give me one more night

But baby there you again, there you again making me love you
Yeah I stopped using my head, using my head let it all go
Got you stuck on my body, on my body like a tattoo
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

So I cross my heart, and I hope to die, that i'll only stay with you one more night
And I know i've said it a million times
But i'll only stay with you one more night

(yeah baby give me one more night)

So I cross my heart, and I hope to die, that i'll only stay with you one more night
And I know i've said it a million times
But i'll only stay with you one more night

(I don't know, whatever...)

Sam Pinto and Other Kapuso Sexy Stars Lead FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World Results

Sam Pinto and Other Kapuso Sexy Stars Lead FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World Results

Update: Sam Pinto for two years in a row was declared the sexiest woman in FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.

Watch the video below:

According to FHM's official website, Sam raked a total of 1,249,189 votes while Angel received a total of 1,131,505 votes.

Here is the complete list of 10 Hottest celebrities according to the poll official results (it's 8 out of 10 for Kapuso sexy stars):

1. Sam Pinto (GMA7)
2. Angel Locsin (ABS-CBN)
3. Solenn Heussaff (GMA7)
4. Cristine Reyes (ABS-CBN)
5. Marian Rivera (GMA7)
6. Ellen Adarna (GMA7)
7. Jackie Rice (GMA7)
8. Bela Padilla (GMA7)
9. Jennylyn Mercado (GMA7)
10. Lovi Poe (GMA7)

Congrats Kapuso!

Adele Pregnant Reports Confirmed

Adele Pregnant Reports Confirmed

Days after her shocking revelations about her ex-boyfriend leaving her for another man in her authobriography book "Adele: The Biography", now Adele announced on her website that she is pregnant with her boyfriend, 36-year-old Drop4Drop charity CEO Simon Konecki.

"I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we're over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx" said the 24-year-old Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter.

Konecki, who has a 5-year-old daughter from his previous marriage to fashion stylist Clary Fisher, and Adele met and began dating in the summer of 2011 and went public with their relationship in January of this year.


Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Split Announced

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Split Announced

After 5 years of marriage, Hollywood's power couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are calling it quits.

Katie Holmes’ attorney tells People:

This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family. Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”

Tom Cruise’s representative tells PEOPLE:

Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy.

According to TMZ, Holmes is seeking sole custody of their 6-year-old daughter, Suri. The site also reports that the couple, who are worth $275 million together, has a pre-nuptial agreement.

Dawn Zulueta Covers Preview Magazine July 2012 Issue

Dawn Zulueta Covers Preview Magazine July 2012 Issue

She's sleek. She's chic. She is Dawn Zulueta.

The eternal elegant beauty of Dawn Zulueta is the featured star in Preview Magazine July 2012 issue.

Aside from Dawn, this issue also features interesting articles like "Style Rules to Live By from Preview's 20 Best-Dressed List," "All New Dress Codes," "Salon Smarts: How to Choose the Best Cut and Style for Your Face Shape," "Inside Liz Uy's Elegant Home," "Three Men in the Kitched - JP Anglo, Erwann Heussaff and Bruce Ricketts" and many more.

Preview Magazine July 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.

‘The Healing’ Trailers Starring Vilma Santos and Kim Chiu

‘The Healing’ Trailers Starring Vilma Santos and Kim Chiu

ABS-CBN and Star Cinema pay tribute to the 50 illustrious years in showbiz of the Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos through a one-of-a-kind film titled, “The Healing.”

Vilma’s 50th anniversary movie is equally monumental as this is her first-ever suspense-horror movie. “It’s a perfect project after ‘In My Life,’ which was three years ago. And since I don’t do movies that frequent, I might as well give the public something different,” said Vilma. “This is my first time to do a suspense-horror and I’m so proud of it.”

Governor Vi shared that she is so elated with the fact that she is working now with some of the entertainment industry’s best, including the Master director Chito Roño. “I’ve been asking for so long for something this and I’m so glad that it’s finally happening. With the undeniable top caliber of Star Cinema, Direk Chito, and our award-wining cast, how can I go wrong!” she remarked.

Vilma added that she is particularly excited with her first movie project with one of ABS-CBN’s primetime princess Kim Chiu, “Honestly, Kim is a great actress and I can feel that her career will surely go far in showbiz,” she said.

True enough, “The Healing” is totally a new brand of suspense-horror that will surely make a mark in the Philippine horror cinema. “Stories about the Filipino tradition of going to faith healers for guidance and treatment of ailments have not yet been tackled in-depth in movies. And in our film, the viewers will not just be horrified, they’ll somehow be challenged to think as to how faith healing has already been part of the our culture,” Vilma narrated.

In honor of Vilma’s 50th anniversary, Star Cinema gathered an all-star highly acclaimed powerhouse cast composed of Kim, Pokwang, Mark Gil, Martin del Rosario, Allan Paule, Cris Villanueva, Daria Ramirez, Ces Quesada, Ynez Veneracion, Simon Ibarra, Abi Bautista, Joel Torre, Chinggoy Alonso, Mon Confiado, Carmi Martin and Pokwang.

“The Healing” opens in cinemas nationwide on July 25, 2012.

Watch the teasers below:

Mark Jackson Releases Statement on Extortion Controversy with Former Mistress

Mark Jackson Releases Statement on Extortion Controversy with Former Mistress

Golden State Warriors Head Coach Mark Jackson, who has been married for 22 years, has admitted confirmed that he and his family were the targets of an extortion by his ex-mistress named Alexis Adams.

The woman - a 28-year-old former New York club stripper - allegedly possessed nude photographs of her and 40-year-old Jackson and asking for a lump sum of money to keep the photos from becoming public.

Jackson and Adams affair began around six years ago while Jackson was an announcer for the New Jersey Nets. Adams reportedly received $5,000 from Jackson to keep their secret a secret but the pair still contacted his wife and demanding another six-figure payment.

With the help of FBI, Adams and its accomplice ex-convict Marcus Shaw were arrested earlier this week.

Jackson released a statement through the team, apologizing for his actions.

It reads:

My family and I were the victims of an extortion scheme.

The scheme began on April 3, 2012, when the Warriors were in Memphis to play the Grizzlies. A man approached me at the team hotel with personal information which he threatened to sell to a tabloid. At the time, he demanded a substantial sum of money. Regrettably, I paid him. In retrospect, I understand that this was a terrible lapse in judgment and a course of action I would not recommend to anyone.

Following the encounter in Memphis – a little over two weeks later – the extortionist sent an e-mail and phoned my wife, Desiree, making threats and demanding additional money. At that point, I informed the Warriors about the situation and asked for their guidance. We immediately notified the FBI, which promptly began an investigation.

The personal information in the extortion scheme related to a woman that I, mistakenly, had an extra-marital relationship with six years ago – prior to joining the Warriors – when I was a TV sports analyst. I made my wife aware of the relationship at that time, apologized to her and we reconciled. Obviously, my self-centered transgression at that time is not something I’m proud of, but I’m blessed to have an incredible wife, mother and partner and I thank the Lord for her
each day.

I recognize the extremely poor judgment that I used both in having an affair six years ago – including the embarrassing communication I exhibited during that time - and in attempting to deal with the extortion scheme at first by myself. I
made some egregious errors. I apologize for any embarrassment I may have caused my family, friends and, of course, the Warriors.

At that time in my life, I was not pastoring. Three years ago, my wife and I established a ministry. With deepest regret, I want to apologize to my Church Family.

*Matt 24:17: What goes on in the dark will come out in the light.

I was wrong. We must live Holy.

I’d like to thank everyone – my wife, my family, the entire Warriors organization and the FBI – for their support and assistance during this time as law enforcement officials try to bring the extortion suspects to justice.

As this is an ongoing legal matter involving the FBI, I cannot comment further at this time.

Thank you."

Globe Tatt Awards 2012 Winners

Globe Tatt Awards 2012 Winners

Globe Tattoo has revealed the winners of this year's T@tt Awards in a ceremony held Friday night, June 29, at the NBC Tent in Taguig City.

Hosted by Georgina Wilson, Petra Mahalimuyak, Miggy Chavez and Gino Quillamor, the winners are:

The One – Bianca Gonzales (
The Explorer – Bogart The Explorer (
The Advocate – PAWS (
Indie Rocker – Gloc9 (
Visualizer – Everywhere We Shoot (
Game Changer – Jinoe Gavan (
Stylissimo – Cecile Van Straten (
Video Slinger – Jamich (
Tech Junkie – Jason De Villa (
#Thought-Mover – Kimpoy Feliciano (

Special Awards

The Freshest – Robbie Becroft and
The Prodigy – Luigi Yotoko
Safe Surfer – GMA’s Think Before You Click Campaign
People’s Choice – Julie Anne San Jose (
Trending Personality – Julie Anne San Jose (
Trending Radio – Morning Rush (Chico Garcia, Delamar Arias and Gino Quillamor)
Trending TV – Vice Ganda
Trending Podcast – Becky Nights

Promil i-Shine Talent Camp 12 Kids Participants Revealed

Promil i-Shine Talent Camp 12 Kids Participants Revealed

Justify FullPromil Pre-School i-Shine Talent Camp has found the 12 kids that will participate in the reality talent show that will nurture their full potential.

The show “i-Shine Talent Camp”, which airs every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. is hosted by Kapamilya stars Dimples Romana, Matteo Guidicelli and Xian Lim.

The search for the brightest star was made possible through the guidance of Star Magic wherein aspiring kids were given free workshops (acting, singing, dancing and playing musical instruments) by ABS-CBN’s best talent coaches. The workshops served as an audition to the Promil Pre-School i-Shine Talent Camp. For more information, visit You may also contact Wyeth Careline at 81-WYETH (99384) or the provincial toll-free number 1-800-10-884-2222. You may also visit the official Facebook fan page,

The girls:

[Top - JC, Althea, Ella; Bottom - Patricia, Ayesiah]

The boy:

[Top - Gabby, Charls, Lukas, Jake; Bottom - Prince, Icon, Justine]

PBB Teen Edition 4 9th Eviction Result: Alec Dungo is Evicted, Big 4 Revealed

PBB Teen Edition 4 9th Eviction Result: Alec Dungo is Evicted, Big 4 Revealed

Alec Dungo, the “Chinito Gwapito ng Laguna,” is latest evictee in Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 and therefore will no longer have the chance to become part of the Big 4.

Alec received a total combined text/online vote of 5.35% - the lowest number of votes gathered by a teen housemate from Monday night until 9th eviction night on Friday, June 29.

Meanwhile, 3 out of 4 teen housemates that will comprise this season's Big 4 were also revealed by host Toni Gonzaga. They are Roy Requejo of Camarines Sur, Myrtle Sarrosa of Ilo-ilo and Karen Reyes of Oriental Mindoro.

The final eviction night and the revelation on who will complete PBB Teen Edition 4 Big 4 will be held this coming Monday, July 2.

So who do you think will leave the PBB House and who among twins Jai & Joj Agpangan and Ryan Boyce will stay and have the chance to become PBB Teen Edition 4 Big Winner?

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Sandara Park Bald Hairstyle, In or Out?

Sandara Park Bald Hairstyle, In or Out?

From these... these...

...and this...



...and now, this

In time for the release of their newest studio album this coming July 5, 2NE1 member Sandara Park (Dara Park) strikes a hew hairdo - a shocking shaved head (at least half).

In the picture marked with "2012 0705" a reference to the July 5 launch date of 2NE1 album, Sandara is shown wearing a tiger skin one-piece dress, styled with gold accessories and a half shaved-off head.

Aside from the album launch, 2NE1 is also scheduled to stage their solo concert Seoul on July 28 and 29, and will be touring to six countries for their "New Evolution" tour.

Just like her old song goes, "Is she In or Out?"

Total Recall Preview Hits the Web

Total Recall Preview Hits the Web

Columbia Pictures has just launched the second trailer of its upcoming action-thriller “Total Recall.

Directed by Len Wiseman (“Underworld”), the film stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and Bill Nighy.

“Total Recall” is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick.

Synopsis: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs.

But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Nighy) and stop Cohaagen.

The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

Opening across the Philippines in August 2012, “Total Recall” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Phil Younghusband on Official Relationship with Angel Locsin: "We're so in love, sobra! I want a future with her."

Phil Younghusband on Official Relationship with Angel Locsin: "We're so in love, sobra! I want a future with her."

One month after their relationship became official (read related news HERE), Phil Younghusband can't help but gush about being in love with his girlfriend Angel Locsin.

"It's a great feeling, ang sarap ng feeling na official na together and in love. Sobra, we're so in love and it's such an amazing feeling." Phil said in an interview with TV Patrol on Wednesday.

When asked why it had taken them more than a year to be in an official relationship, Phil quickly said: "Before gusto kong ma-perfect 'yung setting, ma-perfect 'yung situation tsaka 'yung location. It's timing, and it was a good time for us to be together and to be official."

Do we hear wedding bells in the future? Phil said he is certain of wanting a future with Locsin, but added that the matter of when is still up in the air.

"Gusto ko ng future with Angel, and for me, I want it to happen, but we'll have to see when." he said.

- Source

Adele Dumped by Gay BF Infavor of Another Man

Adele Dumped by Gay BF Infavor of Another Man

What could be worse for a woman than her boyfriend breaking up with her to be with another man? That's what allegedly happened to Adele and her previous relationship with her ex-boyfriend. Ouch!

Marc Shapiro, a biographer of Adele's new tell-all book "Adele: The Biography" is claiming that Adele was dumped by her gay ex-boyfriend during her 18th birthday to be in a relationship with a man.

"One thing we know is that it was a first love gone terribly bad. Adele had professed her love and he did the same. She had known he was bisexual but, in the rush of romance, felt they could make it work." Shapiro writes.

Shapiro also revealed that Adele had a drinking problem while on her first tour as influenced by the guy and admitted to canceling appearances so she could spend more time with him.

"I was drinking far too much and that was kind of the basis of my relationship with this boy. I couldn't bear to be without him, so I was like, 'Well, OK, I'll just cancel my stuff then. ... I can't believe I did that. ... It seems so ungrateful." Adele was quoted saying.

Too bad. No wonder Adele has so much soul.

- Source

The Amazing Spider-Man 25 Minutes Preview

The Amazing Spider-Man 25 Minutes Preview

Spoiler alert!!!

Here’s a 25-minutes video supercut of The Amazing Spider-Man edited and put together from the many previews released since last year.

You can actually tell the movie's entire story just by watching this clip. So if you don’t want to be spoiled, better know what to do - don't watch!

“The Amazing Spider-Man” is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to OsCorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

Opening across the Philippines toda, June 29 in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D, 2D and regular theaters, “The Amazing Spider-Man” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Lady Gaga "Princess Die" Suicide-Themed Song Launched (Performance Video and Lyrics)

Lady Gaga "Princess Die" Suicide-Themed Song Launched (Performance Video and Lyrics)

During her Born This Way Ball concert in Melbourne Australia on June 27, Lady Gaga treated her fans with a new song that will surely raise massive concern from her detractors - a suicidal-themed song titled "Princess Die".

"I wrote it a little while ago, and I've never ever played it for anyone. This song is a little sad. But it's about some of the most deep and personal thoughts I've ever had. It's called 'Princess Die,' D-I-E." she said, adding that the self-deprecating piano ballad is in no way will become part of her upcoming album to be released in September nor a reflection of any of her songs in the said new album.

Part of "Princess Die" lyric goes:

Leave the coffin open when I go
And leave my pearls and lipstick on so everybody knows
Pretty will be the photograph I leave
Laying down on famous knives so everybody sees.

I wish that I was strong
I wish that I was wrong
I wish that I could cope
But I took pills and left a note."

What do you think of the song? Would you love your love ones hear, reflect and (hopefully not) do as what the song suggests?

Sarah Geronimo Covers Inside Showbiz Magazine July 2012 Issue

Sarah Geronimo Covers Inside Showbiz Magazine July 2012 Issue

"People's Princess" Sarah Geronimo is the cover star Inside Showbiz Magazine this month of July.

In this issue, Sarah opens-up about her life and love struggles and regrets.

On Sarah's life struggles: "Dati naghahanap ako ng coins sa sulok-sulok ng bahay namin para sa aking pamasahe. Naaalala kong pumapasok ako sa school na laging may promissory note kasi wala kaming perang pang-tuition."

On Sarah's love regrets: "The next time I fall in love, I will be stronger and wiser."

Inside Showbiz also features interesting showbiz articles like "Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador: Who is the Bigger Star?" "Kaye Abad and John Prats - Real or Reel Loveteam?" "King of Comedy Dolphy, Who Will Take His Crown?" and Kapamilya child stars Zaijian Jaranilla, Xyriel Manabat and Bugoy Cariño.

Inside Showbiz Magazine July 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Cinemalaya 2012 Movie Entries - a Quick Guide to the 8th Cinemalaya Movie Entries

Cinemalaya 2012 Movie Entries - a Quick Guide to the 8th Cinemalaya Movie Entries

Cinemalaya is getting bigger and bigger. One big proof is the numerous mainstream stars who stars in this year’s competition - the likes of Judy Ann Santos, Iza Calzado, Janice de Belen, Zanjoe Marudo, Dennis Trillo, Jodi Sta. Maria, Coco Martin, Ms. Dawn Zulueta and even foreign actors like Thai actor Ananda Everingham and Japanese actress Kiki Sugino.

To help you decide what to watch and not (but I'm hoping we all support the Philippine movie industry by watching all the entries - expensive, time consuming but I bet its all worthy of our time and pocket), here's a quick guide on what to expect in this year's Cinemalaya movie entries:


Ang Katiwala (The Caretaker)

Stars: Dennis Trillo, Althea Vega, Ronnie Lazaro
Writer-Director: Aloy Adlawan

Ruben (Dennis Trillo) loses his job as a carpenter in a small town in Quezon where he lives with his wife Edna (Althea Vega) and their 10-year old son, Budoy (Miggs Cuaderno). Desperate to make ends meet, he accepts a job as a caretaker of an abandoned property inQuezon City. Ruben soon finds out that the previous owner of the house is an important figure in the country’s history. When he is interviewed by a TV reporter about this historical figure, Ruben feels embarrassed that he knows nothing about him.

Ruben soon starts reading up to get to know more about the life of this person, his accomplishments and what he has done for the people. Ruben’s fascination about the person’s life and his inevitable hero-worship irks the only friend he has in the sprawling compound, the night-shift security guard, Gimo (Ronnie Lazaro), who jokes that Ruben is slowly being possessed by the soul of his new hero.

Writer-director Aloy Adlawan specifically wrote the script with Dennis Trillo in mind. They previously worked together on the GMA-7 teleserye Magdusa Ka (2008), where Direk Aloy served as head writer.

Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There)

Stars: Dawn Zulueta, Dominic Roco, Felix Roco, Buboy Garovillo
Director: Marietta “Marie” Jamora
Writers: Marie Jamora, Ramon De Veyra

Twenty-year old Gibson Bonifacio (Dominic Roco) returns to Manila for the holidays, his first visit home in three years.

He's been studying abroad, and his homecoming is a mix of anxiety and excitement. While the holidays are always festive in the Philippines (home of the world's longest Christmas season), for his family, it is always tinged with sadness, marking as it does yet another anniversary of the accidental death of his identical twin brother Jamie (Felix Roco). The event after which, Gibson stopped speaking entirely. This year, a full decade has passed, and yet there are still everyday reminders of their loss, since a carbon copy of the son that has died is the son who survives.

Gibson comes home to a fractured family, tensions roiling under the surface covered by the tablecloth-gleam of Christmas cheer. Amidst the subculture of Manila’s overlooked upper middle class youth, Gibson searches for genuine connection. As his childhood best friend reaches out to him, and, as he finds a possible romance in a young woman, Gibson reconsiders and redefines his relationship with his family, with himself, even with his dead brother: the only person he talks to.

Writer-director Marie Jamora praised Dawn Zulueta for her outstanding portrayal of Gibson’s mother, Esme. She described Dawn by saying, “Ang galing niya kasi almost all the work has been done. Her interpretation of the character…she brought something na parang I didn’t imagine while writing I was writing the script. She brought another layer so super okay na experience to work with her.”

Direk Marie, who has been a commercial and music video director for the last 10 years, describes Ang Nawawala as a “coming-of-age love story.” In the film, Gibson develops a budding romance with Enid (played by Annicka Dolonius, half-sister of Sanya Smith).

This entry makes use of Original Pinoy Music and features songs and performances of Sandwich, Pedicab, Itchyworms, and Ebe Dancel, among others.


Stars: Jodi Sta. Maria, Mylene Dizon, Raquel Villavicencio, Fides Cuyugan-Asensio
Director: Vincent Sandoval
Writers: Vincent Sandoval, Jerry Gracio, Raquel Villavicencio

Aparisyon is a film about contemplative nuns who must grapple with an act of violence in the months leading to the declaration of Martial Law in 1972.

Sister Lourdes (Jodi Sta. Maria) is a new member of the Adoration Monastery, which is under the leadership of Mother Superior Ruth (Fides Cuyugan-Asensio). Sister Lourdes becomes close to Sister Remy (Mylene Dizon) whohas to deal with the fact that her activist brother has been snatched away. Raquel Villavicencio is also cast as Sister Vera, who is Mother Ruth’s aide and confidante.

According to Direk Vince, Aparisyon “focuses on the lives of these cloistered nuns, who are walled in by the monastery and insulated from the rest of the world. But the world outside makes itself felt indelibly and even brutally.”

Did he deliberately choose to make the film to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law? Direk Vince pointed out: “It's incidental at best as I didn't set out to do an advocacy film. Although I do feel it is important that we don't have historical amnesia, especially since I belong to the generation after Martial Law.


Stars: Ama Quiambao, Carlo Aquino, Arnold Reyes, Althea Vega, Roeder Camañag
Writer-Director: Mes de Guzman

Diablo revolves around Lusing (played by Ama Quiambao), mother to five grown up sons who have distinct characters and professions of their own. The first born is Ronaldo (Jose Escobedo), an elementary school teacher assigned in a remote village. He is followed by Fernando (Fredie dela Cruz), an army lieutenant, while the third child, Alberto (Roeder Camañag), lives in the city trying to manage a fledging business. He is succeeded by Ruben (Arnold Reyes), a farmer who tills the two-hectare rice field owned by the family, part of the few properties left by Lusing’s late husband. Her youngest is Oscar (Carlo Aquino), a deep thinker who chose to be a nomadic hermit. Oscar is in pursuit of enlightenment. He travels to search for the “illuminating radiance” he witnessed as a child while flying a kite in their rice field. He wears a white missionary gown and goes around the village and up the hills carrying a lamp.

Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino

Stars: JM de Guzman, LJ Reyes, Joross Gamboa, Arnold Reyes
Director: Lemuel Lorca
Writer: Jerry Gracio

Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino is a unique love story set in the "tahungan" (tahong) in Kalye Marino in Sangley Point, Cavite City from its glorious past during the American regime to its current condition today.

JM de Guzman, who plays the title character, suffered from muscle cramps after diving again and again for his scenes as a diver harvesting tahong (green bay mussels).

Anim na oras si JM sa dagat. Mag-hapon kami sa dagat kasi meron kaming mga scenes sa ilalim ng tubig. Sabay pa kaming pinulikat niyan pagkaahon namin sa tubig…ang sakit!” narrates director Lemuel Lorca.

LJ Reyes, whose character is called Doray Langaw, is a babaeng hamog. The term refers to a woman who has sex with fishermen in exchange for money or fish that she can sell in the market.

In an interview with, LJ admitted that she felt nervous about accepting the role of a prostitute. She revealed, “Kay JM isa [ang love scene], pero marami akong love scenes kasi yung character ko, may pagka-pokpok.”

Portraying Intoy’s barkada are Joross Gamboa as Bertong Baka, Arnold Reyes as Boyet Bagol, and Kenneth Salva as Yeyeng Tikol.

Direk Lem praised his cast members for not being squeamish about swimming in the dirty water of Sangley Point. “si Richard Quan, si JM de Guzman, si Joross, sila yung lumulubog sa tubig…lumulubog sila sa mga madudumi.

I’m so surprised that the actors, lahat sila walang karekla-reklamo. Siguro dahil nakikita nila nakalubog din ako sa tubig…they’re such troopers.”

Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino, with a screenplay written by Jerry Gracio, is faithful to the short story of Eros Atalia of the same title. It won first prize in the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature in 2006.

Mga Dayo (Resident Aliens)

Stars: Sue Prado, Janela Carera, Olga Natividad
Writer-Director: Julius Sotomayor Cena

Mga Dayo (Resident Aliens) is the first Cinemalaya entry to be shot entirely out of the Philippines. In this film, a photographer named Alex (Sue Prado) is getting into a fixed marriage to obtain a permanent resident card while a journalist named Miriam (Janela Carera) is waiting for her green card. Another major character, a housekeeper named Ella (Olga Natividad), is torn between keeping her 88-year-old mother's residency on Guam or sending her back home to the Philippines.

Set against a classic migration story of Thanksgiving, Mga Dayo hopes to represent a few of millions of Filipino immigrant experiences in America.

According to writer-director Julius Sotomayor Cena, all three stories are based on real events but the characters are fictional. He points out that the common thread that ties the three characters together is their green cards and their migration issues.

The scenes were mostly shot at Bayview and Oceanview Hotel in Tumon, Guam.


Stars: Kristoffer King, Kristoffer Martin, Tanya Gomez
Director: Paul Sta. Ana
Writers: Paul Sta. Ana, Obet Villela

In Manila, Philippines, an unidentified cadaver or a “spot” is found. In order to generate income from an unidentified body, the funeral parlor owner sells the body to Makoy (Kristoffer King), a kasero in a saklaan, who takes interest in the “spot.” Makoy and his reluctant younger brother, Abet (Kristoffer Martin) then stage a three-week long fake wake which holds the illegal saklaan. The sakla personnel deals with everyone involved, including Linda (Tanya Gomez), the homeowner, as they agree upon a fictional story that will “legitimize” the wake.

As the fake wake commences, gamblers earn their keeps through various games of chance (tong-its, bingo and sakla). Prolonging the wake provides a venue to generate income: impoverished families are able to generate income from the illegal operation.

Oros is a story about people who find the means to live by exploiting the dead.

Writer-director Paul Sta. Ana explains the role of Kristoffer King in the movie. “Ang kasero ang kumukuha ng unclaimed body sa isang funeraria. Bumili si Makoy ng unclaimed body para pagkakitaan at magamit sa saklaan. Kasi ang patay siya ang nagiging lisensiya para magkaroon ng saklaan, pag walang patay, walang saklaan.

Para kumita sila, nagse setup sila ng fake wake kunsaan hindi kamag-anak ng patay ang may-ari ng bahay.”

Makoy wants his younger brother to be a kasero like him but Abet (Kristoffer Martin) wants to put up a business like a carinderia.


Stars: Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, Rez Cortez
Director: Loy Arcenas
Writers: Loy Arcenas, Rody Vera

Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino topbills Loy Arcenas’ REquieme! This is a black comedy about a transvestite, three deaths, two wakes, a funeral and a provincial town of gossipers eager to claim relations with a notorious murderer. Rex Cortez is cast as Budoy, the husband of Shamaine’s character.

Shamaine, who bagged the Best Supporting Actress trophy last year for the Cinemalaya entry Niño, is reunited with Direk Loy for this project. She is now cast as Swanie, a woman who wants to claim the body of Adolf Payapa. This man supposedly killed an international fashion designer named Vidal Valere in the United States.

Direk Loy revealed that REquieme! is inspired by Gina Apostol’s short story titled Cunanan’s Wake.

Apostol’s work of fiction re-imagines the death of Fil-American Andrew Cunanan, who allegedly shot and killed Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace in 1997.

Another incident that inspired REquieme! happened to Rody Vera’s friend who wanted to bury someone. However, the friend was unable to do so because of bureaucracy or “red tape.”

Sta. Niña

Stars: Coco Martin, Angel Aquino, Alessandra de Rossi, Anita Linda
Director: Emmanuel “Manny” Palo
Writers: Emmanuel “Manny” Palo, Liza Magtoto

Sta. Niña is a fictional story of a girl whose body was preserved in lahar, prompting people to believe that she can produce miracles.

Writer-director Emmanuel “Manny” Palo explained, “Namatay yung bata before matabunan ng lahar ang Bacolor in 1995. During the evacuation, yung mag-asawa iniwan nila yung bangkay kasi they cannot bring it to the relocation area. Matatabunan yung bahay nila ng lahar. Gusto nila na ilibing properly yung bata. After 10 years, mahuhukay siya and yung katawan ng batawas still intact.

Coco Martin portrays Pol Mungkal, a father who is campaigning to have his daughter recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. His wife Madel is portrayed by Alessandra de Rossi.

Coco admitted that he couldn’t sleep when he read the script of Sta. Niña. The ABS-CBN actor was then busy taping for the teleserye Walang Hanggan but Coco wanted to do this film even when it meant that he would have to carry a heavy cross and shoot a crucifixion scene.

Direk Manny says about Coco: “Nagpasan siya talaga ng krus sa kalye ng San Fernando [in Pampanga]. Tumagal ng maghapon ang eksena na crucifixion scene at inabot siya ng isang oras na nakasabit sa krus.”

Another big scene in the film is the rally led by Pol wherein townsfolk marched from Bacolor, Pampanga to Manila in order to show their support for his cause.

The Animals

Stars: Albie Casiño, Patrick Sugui, Dawn Balagot, John Wayne Sace
Writer-Director: Gino Santos

Set in an affluent, upper middle class village in the suburbs, The Animals chronicles a day in the life of Jake (Albie Casiño), Trina (Dawn Balagot), and Alex (Patrick Sugui, former Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash Of 2010 housemate), who go through the musings that every kid in high school has to deal with. All Jake wants to do is have a good time, Alex just wants to fit in, and Trina simply wants more. A very vivid picture is painted of life in high school after the final bell rings, as well as a different side of the Philippines, and what is happening to its privileged children.

Writer-director Gino Santos, the 22-year-old filmmaker who used to organize parties in high school, admits his film has elements of “drugs, alcohol, and rape but the film focuses on the characters.”

Albie Casiño is cast as a fun-loving boy named Jake. Direk Gino says about his character: “Sabi ni Albie sa ‘kin never pa siya nag take-off ng shirt in front of a camera. Tapos he has a make-out scene so that would be a first also.”

Dawn Balagot portrays a beautiful and smart student named Trina while former Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash of 2010 housemate Patrick Sugui is cast as her younger brother named Alex.

Direk Gino says Alex is the “bad boy” in the story. “Patrick’s character is the type of teenager who doesn’t know where he’s going. He’s like a lost kid so that’s why he goes with the wrong crowd and makes the wrong decisions.

John Wayne Sace is cast as Alex’s close friend who is also part of the same fraternity.



Stars: Eddie Garcia, Rez Cortez, Gardo Versoza, Soxy Topacio, Armida Siguion-Reyna
Writer-Director: Jun Lana

Bwakaw is a drama-comedy about growing old, and everyone’s fear of growing old alone.

Rene (Eddie Garcia) is a gay man who came out of the closet at age 70. Ailing in his twilight years, he thinks it is now too late for love, even companionship, and that all there is to look forward to is death.

He has made a will, bequeathing his few possessions to his even fewer friends. Everything is packed and labeled, ready for distribution.

Nowadays the only companion Rene has is Bwakaw, a stray dog that hangs around his house and follows him wherever he goes. Rene feeds him, but refuses to show him affection.

As Rene waits for the day of his death, he gets the surprise of his life when it is Bwakaw who suddenly falls ill. In his struggle to get Bwakaw cured, Rene finds comfort in the most unlikely person: Sol (Rez Cortez), a tricycle driver who helps him bring Bwakaw to the vet and befriends him.

Buoyed by Sol’s friendship, Rene starts living and discovering simple joys. The 75-year-old man finally learns to live life without fear because of man’s best friend.

Kalayaan (Wildlife)

Stars: Thai actor Ananda Everingham,Japanese actress Kiki Sugino, Zanjoe Marudo, Luis Alandy
Director: Adolfo Alix Jr.

Writer-director Adolfo Alix Jr. was inspired to do the film Kalayaan when he chanced upon an article discussing how different countries are claiming the Spratly islands. He also read about the military installations put up by the Philippines in the islands being claimed by other countries such as China, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

He tapped Thai actor Ananda Everingham to play the lead role of a soldier named Julian Macaraeg. Ananda, who is best known for the 2004 horror film Shutter, brings life to a man who must copewith loneliness as he is stationed in the remote island. The actor shot the film in Palawan for 10 days.

Due to time constraints and security reasons, Direk Adolf decided to shoot in mainland Palawan instead of shooting in the Spratlys. “We had to re-create the installation based on the photographs that we gathered. We found similar landscapes in Cowrie and Luli island so we built our set there.”

Soldiers were stationed in the Spratlys for three months but the military shortened the duty to one month. Based on Direk Adolf’s research, this is reportedly because most of the soldiers suffered anxiety and low morale.

“[The soldiers] have transistor radios, TV and DVD players. They use two-way radios in order to communicate with their main base.”

Despite these forms of communication, there are soldiers who have difficulties dealing with the long period of isolation. In fact, Direk Adolf revealed: “In most of my interviews, the soldiers often mention their own mermaid stories.”

Japanese actress Kiki Sugino plays the mermaid in one of the crucial scenes of the movie. Direk Adolf revealed that they had to bring their own generator in the mangroves where they shot this scene.

Zanjoe Marudo plays Lucio, the bratty and loudmouthed soldier who has been assigned in the Spratly a couple of times. Luis Alandy portrays Eric, a newly assigned soldier in the island.

Direk Adolf says that his movie aims to focus on the real victims of this situation: “the Filipino soldier who doesn’t even know what their real purpose is in guarding those islands.”

Kamera Obskura

Stars: Pen Medina, Joel Torre
Writer-Director: Raymond Red

Kamera Obskura can be described as “a fictitious Filipino black-and-white silent expressionist film supposedly found recently by our film archivists and historians.”

In this experimental film-within-a-film, Pen Medina portrays a prisoner locked away in a dark chamber for over two decades. He only sees the reality of the world outside through a small hole in his cell, which projects an image of the city on his wall. He watches people passing by, projected like an inverted movie. As he yearns to rejoin society, he eventually chips away on the hole until it is big enough for him to escape through.

Direk Raymond points out: “Since 1983, I’ve been thinking of giving homage to silent cinema. ‘Yon yung wala tayo sa Philippines since ang sama ng film preservation natin at wala tayong awareness.

Ever since, meron akong fascination for cinema heritage and film history. In fact, 1990s ko pa pinaplano ito pero ngayon lang natuloy.”

Direk Raymond already worked on a short film with a similar theme that was released in 2006.

Si Pen Medina na rin ang actor ko noon na nakakulong [in his short film titled Mistulang Kamera Obskura]. Sinali ko yung short film na iyon sa Imahe Nasyon [an omnibus film comprised of 20 short films created by 20 filmmakers].”

The veteran director believes the now is the perfect time for his obra.

There’s a transition now to digital; mawawala na ang film--yung celluloid cinema. Kaya nagkataon ganun na ang thinking ng mga filmmakers ngayon: paying tribute to cinema heritage and history.”


Stars: Nico Antonio, Bangs Garcia, Art Acuña, Jake Macapagal, Nor Domingo
Director: Lawrence Fajardo
Writer: Zig Carlo Dulay

To prepare for his role in Posas, singer-actor Nico Antonio actually took instructions from a real-life snatcher on how to steal a cellphone.

His character Jestoni “Jess” Biag is a notorious snatcher victimizing people in bustling streets aroundQuiapoChurch. As a routine, he steals wallets, gadgets and jewelries, which he will trade for a meager amount of peso - enough for him to survive and to support his family.

The film shows how Jess is captured by the police for snatching a cellphone of a call center agent, Ma. Grace Rosuello (Bangs Garcia). It’s his first time to undergo investigation. And as he goes in the process from Barangay Hall Clinic, Police Station to the Fiscal’s Office, viewers will witness how human rights violation bluntly executes, and how culture of corruption deviously perpetuates in this chain of institutions.

PO1 Damian (played by Nor Domingo) chased Jess as he ran along the streets of Manila. According to co-producer Atty. Joji Alonso, they had to reshoot the snatching scene of the film because it was very difficult shooting in Quiapo.

Former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Wendy Valdez is cast as Idang, the girlfriend of Jess the snatcher.

One of the most-talked about scene in the movie is the torture scene of Nico’s character.
Nico Antonio endured waterboarding, a form of torture wherein water is repeatedly poured over someone's face, when his character is caught by the police. The actor temporarily developed a phobia of water because of this traumatic experience.

Mga Mumunting Lihim (Those Little Secrets)

Stars: Iza Calzado, Agot Isidro, Janice de Belen, Judy Ann Santos
Writer-Director: Jose Javier Reyes

In Mga Mumunting Lihim, Iza Calzado, Judy Ann Santos, Agot Isidro, and Janice de Belen bring life to the women whose bonds of friendship are tested when they discover secrets about each other.

Mariel (Judy Ann) and Carla (Iza) have been close friends since high school. When they grow up, Carla becomes a successful advertising executive while Mariel is a married woman who is actually jealous of Carla.

They meet Olive (Janice de Belen) and Sandra (Agot Isidro) who eventually become part of their barkada.

Judy Ann describes the movie by saying, “Pinapakita nito yung relationship ng magkakaibigan, paano na build at paano muntik magkawatak-watak dahil sa isang makabuluhang journal.

In lieu of the meek characters that she portrayed in the past, Judy Ann accepted this role, which she describes as a “slight kontrabida.”

Mariel (Judy Ann) is afflicted with a terminal disease and when she died, her friends got to read her diary containing her darkest secrets.

Iza says about her character Carla: “I am ambitious and career driven. Ako yung type ng babae na matibay sa lahat ng bagay pero sa isang punto sa buhay ko, nagkaroon ako ng vulnerability na nag-trigger for me to become cold and cut off.”

Direk Joey admitted that Mga Mumunting Lihim is a very personal film for him. “It’s a movie about friendship. It’s about the death of a friend. I’m dedicating it to one of my best friends, Don Escudero (the director/production designer died of colon cancer in July 2011).”

The 8th Cinemalaya will open on July 20 until 29, 2012 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and selected Ayala cinemas in Greenbelt Makati City and TriNoma in Quezon City.

3rd Tambayan OPM Music Awards Set this Saturday at SM SkyDome

3rd Tambayan OPM Music Awards Set this Saturday at SM SkyDome

Top OPM artists in the country will gather for the 3rd Tambayan OPM Music Awards by ABS-CBN FM radio station Tambayan 101.9 to honor and highlight outstanding Filipino artists and song writers in the local music industry this past year this Saturday, June 30, in SM City North EDSA SkyDome.

Yeng Constantino, Ney Dimaculangan, Ruben Caballero of Cueshe, Cathy Go, Barbie Almalbis, Angeline Quinto, Marcelito Pomoy, Gloc9, Jovit Baldevino, Kitchie Nadal, Bugoy Drilon, Liezel Garcia, Bryan Termulo, Mike Hanopol, Pepe Smith and Vice Ganda will be performing at the TOPMA Awards.

Real-life couple Maja Salvador and Matteo Guidicelli will also grace the event together with your favorite Tambayan 101.9 DJs.

After weeks of voting, Tambayan 101.9 will unveil eleven winners in eleven distinct categories based on 30% listener’s votes, 30% votes from the select panel of judges, and 40% from the TOPMA awards committee. Each nominee will be adjudged based on the following criteria: commercial appeal, musicality, and originality/creativity.

The next recipient of the Tambayani Award will also be recognized alongside the first ever recipient of the Phenomenal Artist of the Year award. The former is given to an artist and/or song writer who has helped change the OPM industry and has been a true champion of Filipino music while the latter is awarded to the OPM artist who had the most successful career in the previous year.

Tambayan 101.9 is currently on its third year of recognizing Pinoy artistry in music. Recently, TOPMA took home an Anvil award from the prestigious Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP). TOPMA successfully paid tribute to Filipino music artists by honoring original Pinoy music and engaged its listeners and provided an avenue for its DJ’s to interact with them during the awarding event.

This year’s TOPMA is now bigger as Tambayan 101.9 partners with all the 16 M.O.R. FM stations of ABS-CBN Regional Network Group, to promote and encourage listeners to vote for their favorite songs or music artists.

Find out who the winners are this Saturday, June 30, in the Tambayan OPM Awards to be held at SM City North EDSA SkyDome. For more information, listen to Tambayan 101.9 on radio or log-on to

‘Luv U’ Barkada Campus Tour Set this Friday, June 29

‘Luv U’ Barkada Campus Tour Set this Friday, June 29

Your best Sunday Luv teams will visit Jose P. Laurel High School in Project 4, Cubao this Friday, June 29, as part of their Campus Tour.

The entire “Luv U” barkada will be present to spread fun and love to students. Along with their other surprises, they have song and dance numbers in store.

The “Luv U” Campus Tour gives way to the love teams of Marco and Miles, CJ and Angeli and the wacky pair Igi-boy and Kiray to visit their fans and avid viewers. During this visit, they will also perform tunes from their fun-filled album “Tweens of Pop” featuring the “LUV U” theme song, “Crush Kita”.

Don’t miss school this Friday and bond with your “Luv U” barkada! Also joining the fun are Rhap Salazar, Alfred and Vanjo.

Meanwhile this Sunday on “LUV U”, Boom (CJ) and April (Angeli) will celebrate their monthsary. Angeli feels certain that her boyfriend’s present for her is her favorite perfume as she will see it inside his bag. During the couple’s special day however, Boom will only give her a greeting card.

What about the perfume inside Boom’s bag? Did he give it to someone else? Find out in “Luv U” this Sunday (July 1) after “ASAP 2012” on ABS-CBN. To be updated on the latest happenings, follow “Luv U” on Twitter – @LUVUBarkada and on Facebook –




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