Saturday, August 9, 2014

Jane Oineza and Manolo Pedrosa are Nominated and In Danger of Leaving PBB House on August 10


Celebrity housemate Jane Oineza and Teen Housemate Manolo Pedrosa are the two housemates left that might leave Big Brother's house on Sunday's 11th eviction episode.

Jane and Manolo, together with Daniel Matsunaga and Vickie Rushton were part of the fake eviction held inside the PBB house early this week. They were put in a hidden part of the house called Bodega where they need to participate and triumph the different tasks prepared by Big Brother to save themselves from possible eviction.

After winning the #PBBAttacKEYK and #PBBALLOUTAttack, Daniel and Vickie returns inside the PBB House leaving Jane and Manolo in the chopping block. 

If you think Jane deserves to stay, click HERE.

To vote for Manolo, click HERE.

Voting period ends on Sunday, August 9, and either Jane or Manolo will leave the competition on Sunday's eviction night.

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Kapamilya and Kapuso Stars Unite to Reveal 121 Online, Can You Guess Why?


Have you ever wonder why your favorite Kapuso and Kapamilya celebrities turn to Twitter to express their experience on something they call "121"?

On Friday, August 8, Luis Manzano, Maxene Magalona, and Ramon Bautista randomly tweeted "121" without leaving any further information as to the significance of these numbers.






Despite fans asking for clues - a TV Show, Boy Band, newest Dance Craze, Product Endorsement, or Showbiz Event - no one seems to be giving any answers at all.

But looking at it, 121? Seems hard to guess but so easy to remember, right?

Can you guess what is this "121" all about? Tell us your wild guess and you might end up with a big surprise.

PBB 11th Eviction: Jane Oineza Explains Why She Deserves to Stay in the PBB House


Celebrity housemate Jane Oineza and three other Bodega housemates - teen Manolo Pedrosa, celebrity Daniel Matsunaga and adult Vickie Rushton were given the opportunity to say within a hundred seconds why they are deserving to stay inside his house.



Given 25 seconds each, Jane said hat she remained true to herself, doing everything for her family and would like to set a good example to viewers. 

Manolo, on the other hand, said that he applied everything he learned inside the house, remained true to his fellow housemates and treated them like family. 

Vickie also said that she kept it real, acknowledged her family and said that she does not give up right away. 

Lastly, Daniel said that he longs to bring his family in the country, that he gave and did everything whole-heartedly even though his body aches and that he loves all of the housemates.
Who do you think is most deserving to stay?

Video: Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera Wedding Proposal


Contrary to others perceived as pregnancy announcement or Marian's dance show to bid goodbye on Saturday night as what the teaser video and hashtags were suggested, fans and avid viewers of Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, to their surprise, just witnessed one big, memorable, sweetest marriage proposal on national television.

Dingdong Dantes, to the delight of their families, friends and fans, got down on his knees and popped up that "will you marry me?" question to Marian Rivera.

Watch Dingdong's marriage proposal to Marian below:



Dingdong to Marian: "I offer you this gift on your birthday. Something that's beyond anything, I offer you myself, my love today and all the days of my life. So please Marian, will you be my wife?" 

Marian to Dingdong: "I will forever love you. Kahit ilang anak...kahit malosyang ako para sa'yo gagawin ko. Mahal na mahal kita."

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Marian Rivera Announces #LastDance as Marian Rivera, Soon Become Mrs. Marian Dantes


August 9 episode teaser states: Marian Rivera to announce some big news on her weekend dance show "Marian" that will affect her career and marks her #LastDance.

Is she pregnant?

Getting married with Dingdong Dantes? 

Will it be the end of her dance career?

Is "Marian" dance show getting the axe?

The answer tonight on the special birthday episode of her weekly dance show called "Marian".



Get ready for a powerhouse birthday party as her royal beauty gives her all this Saturday on Marian. What surprises await the sexiest dancing diva?

For her birthday episode, Marian has invited the people closest to her heart. This includes her grandmother, mother and closest friends, as well as co-hosts Paolo Ballesteros, Christian Bautista and Julie Anne San Jose.

Because Marian brings only the best in entertainment, there could be more guests and more exciting production numbers that for now are in hush-hush mode. 

Dubbed as Marian’s most controversial episode to date, it will also feature Kapuso Primetime King, Dingdong Dantes, who will surprise the Queen of the Dance Floor, live! 

This is also undoubtedly the most explosive episode of Marian because it marks her #lastdance. What could this mean? Anything can happen on the Marian dance floor. The question is, are you ready for it?

Don’t miss the biggest birthday dance party this Saturday, August 9 at 7:00 pm. Tune in to Marian only on GMA!

Nadine Lustre on Kathryn Bernardo: "Not bad. I'm actually a fan!"


The "Diary ng Panget" star Nadine Lustre, on the sidelines of the presscon held Friday, August 8, for her latest movie with perennial partner James Reid entitled "Talk Back and You're Dead" talked about comparison with Kathryn Bernardo, the online bashing and death threats she gets from Kathryn's fans, her admiration of KathNiel loveteam and the possibility of working with them in the future. 




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Mariah Carey Manila Concert Happening on October 28


With over 200 million records sold worldwide and 18 Billboard #1 hits, superstar Mariah Carey is set to arrive in Manila for a 1-night only concert called "Me. I am Mariah. World Tour".

Happening at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on October 28, 2014, Mariah live in Manila concert is presented by Wilbros Live production.

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ASAP Face Off: Lani Misalucha vs. Stephen Bishop, ASAP Champs vs. The Voice Kids Top 4 #ASAPOMG


Manila, Philippines - On Sunday, August 10, ASAP 19 welcomes international singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop in one world-class moment with Concert King Martin Nievera and Divine Diva Zsazsa Padilla. Another world-class moment follows as Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha returns to the centerstage to celebrate her birthday and share her music via Karaoke Kantahan with Alex Gonzaga and Marcelito Pomoy. A face-off has also been set between "The Voice Kids" Top 4 and ASAP's finest - Jed Madella and Darren, KZ Tandingan and JK, Yeng Constantino and Darlene, and Erik Santos and Lyca.  




Girls will be shrieking, too, as the Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual, Rockoustic King Sam Milby, and Teen King Daniel Padilla render their best concert treats ever. The singing continues with another superb performance from Asian Acoustic sensation Aiza Seguerra with Princess Velasco and Nyoy Volante. Then Ultimate Multimedia Star Toni Gonzaga takes us to a different horror-comedy T-Zone treat. And it all leads to a satisfying end as viewers groove with the ASAP Sessionistas for an all-out jamming.

Expect an out of this world and intergalactic Supahdance treat from Gerald Anderson, Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Shaina Magdayao, John Prats, Iya Villania, Rayver Cruz, Janella Salvador, Nhickzy, and Bugoy Carino. Then come "Once a Princess" stars Erich Gonzales, Enchong Dee, and  JC De Vera with a special treat to their legions of fans. Then two more birthday celebrations: Iza Calzado throws a hot latin birthday surprise, while Ella Cruz celebrates her debut.

Party this Sunday with “ASAP 19,” Asia’s Outstanding Variety Show at the 2014 ASIAN Rainbow TV Awards, this Sunday, 12:15nn, on ABS-CBN. For viewers who want to purchase ASAP official merchandise, visit the ABS-CBN Store located at the ground floor of ELJ Building in Quezon City, or order these and other ABS-CBN products at www.abs-cbnstore.com. Visit ASAP.abs-cbn.com to hang-out live with stars at ASAP Chill-Out. Also join the fun at “ASAP 19′s” official social networking accounts at Facebook.com/asapofficial and Twitter.com/ASAPOFFICIAL, and know the latest happenings in "ASAP 19" by tweeting the hashtag  #ASAPOMG.

Lyca Gairanod on Anne Curtis' Singing Style: "Sigaw lang ng sigaw. Mataas kumanta pero sintunado."


The Voice Kids Grand Champ Lyca Gairanod, after taking part in her first charity concert Boses ng Bulilit... Kami Ulit last week, is set to put her acting abilities to the test through her life story episode on "Maalala Mo Kaya" where she plays as herself.

In an interview during Lyca’s acting workshop, being part of showbiz and acting has been among her biggest dreams. Out of the many Kapamilya stars, Lyca names Teen King Daniel Padilla and blockbuster actress and concert performer Anne Curtis as the famous celebrities she dreams of working with in the future.

On Daniel, “Ang gwapo gwapo niya eh!” Lyca said.

Kaso lang meron na siyang iba. Kaso lang ang ka-duet niya si Ate Kathryn [Bernardo] at hindi ako,” she adds.

When it Anne whom she described as “yung mataas kumanta pero nasisintunado,” Lyca said that it will be fine with her to sing along with her even if she is “nasisintunado?”

Opo kaya kong kantahin ang mga kanta niya,” Lyca boasts even sampling off the highest part in “Alone,” which happens to be one of the It’s Showtime hosts “anthems.”

Will she be willing to share a few singing tips to Anne?

Okay lang po. Pero papaturo po siya ang laki-laki niya na? Eh kasi po sisigaw siya agad wala pa ‘yung tugtog. Napapanood ko po siya sa TV nagco-concert po siya tapos sisigaw sigaw po siya,” Lyca answers candidly.

Lyca’s first ever MMK episode will air on August 16 at 8:00 p.m. on ABS-CBN.

Xian Lim Portrays the Life Story of Person with Orthopedic Impairment on Saturday's MMK Episode


Xian Lim, in a rare acting opportunity, will inspire viewers of “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK) and make them cry this Saturday (August 9) as he portrays Johnny Medrano, one of the finalists of Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino 2014, who supports his family and serves his community despite an orthopedic impairment that rendered him unable to walk.

Discover how a differently abled man who experienced discrimination, maltreatment, and physical abuse from other people found the courage to live a normal life, and how he helped other differently abled people who have become victims of social injustice.

Also part of the episode are Isay Alvarez, Joey Marquez, Raine Salamante, Izzy Canillo, Kyline Alcantara, and Mary Joy Dalo. It is directed by Garry Fernando and written by Joan Habana. “MMK” is led by business unit head Malou Santos and creative manager Mel Mendoza-del Rosario.




Capturing the hearts of Filipino viewers all over the world for the past 23 years, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” has legions of fans from different generations who cried, laughed, fell in love, and got inspired through the real-life narratives of the show’s letter-senders.

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK” every Saturday, 8pm, after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to MMK.abs-cbn.com, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” Facebook.com/MMKOfficial. Tweet your thoughts about this Saturday’s episode by using the hashtag #MMKStepUp.

Regine Velasquez vs. Jessa Zaragoza Diva Battle Tonight on GMA-7


In tonight's 100th episode of "Pepito Manaloto," Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid will grace the show as "Marissa" a diva set to compete with Deedee (played by Phenomenal Diva Jessa Zaragoza).

Watch out for the sing-off between Regine and Jessa as they perform a surprise mash-up of their hit songs tonight on Pepito Manaloto right after 24 Oras Weekend on GMA-7.

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Barbie Forteza Celebrates 17th Birthday with the Kids of Philippine Children’s Medical Center


Young Kapuso actress Barbie Forteza, as part of her birthday tradition, celebrated her 17th birthday via a thanksgiving/charity event with the patients of Philippine Children’s Medical Center on August 7, 2014.

Aside from the sumptuous snacks, games and magic show, Barbie also gave away tons of gifts packs and surprises to the delight of the kids who attended the event.

Check out the photos below:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       

This event was made possible by GMA Artist Center, BNY, Posh Nails, Fruitas, Unisilver, Monreo Biscuits, Sweet Escape Cupcakes, Regent Foods, Fernando's Bakeshop and Tous Les Jours.

Catch Barbie Forteza with Thea Tolentino, Derrick Monasterio and Andre Paras on GMA-7's afternoon soap "The Half Sisters," which airs daily on GMa Afternoon Prime timeslot.

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“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” Before and After Photos


Disney has just shared the wacky, before-and-after payoff posters of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” the first live-action film adaptation of Judith Viorst’s 1972 illustrated children’s classic.

Steve Carell (“The Way, Way Back,” “Little Miss Sunshine” ) and Jennifer Garner (“Dallas Buyers Club, “Juno”) star as Alexander’s upbeat parents. The veteran performers are joined in the film by a trio of young talents that includes 16-year-old Dylan Minnette (“Lost,” “Prisoners”) as Alexander’s older brother, Anthony; 15-year-old Kerris Dorsey (“Moneyball”) as sister Emily; and 12-year-old Australian native Ed Oxenbould (Oz TV’s “Puberty Blues”), who makes his big-screen feature debut as the film’s title character, Alexander.

Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Garner), dad (Carell), brother (Minnette) and sister (Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one.




Opening across the Philippines on Oct. 15, 2014, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

Highest Pinoy Grossing Film of 2014: She’s Dating the Gangster Earns P254 Million in 3 Weeks

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With top-rating primetime series "Got To Believe" under their cap and now a mega-hit blockbuster movie "She’s Dating the Gangster," KathNiel is undoubtedly the country's biggest loveteam of this generation! 

According to third party box-office tabulator Box Office Mojo, Star Cinema’s latest offering “She’s Dating the Gangster” featuring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla's tandem earned a whopping P254.4 million in 3 weeks.

TOP 10 MOVIES IN THE PHILIPPINES
(July 30 to August 3, 2014)



TW LW Movie Weekend Gross Gross-to-Date Week
1 N Guardians of the Galaxy 103,157,575 PHP 103,157,575 PHP 1
2 1 She’s Dating the Gangster 22,440,530 PHP 254,426,481 PHP 3
3 N Trophy Wife 20,053,260 PHP 20,053,260 PHP 1
4 2 Hercules (2014) 15,407,031 PHP 87,492,962 PHP 2
5 3 Step Up All In 6,962,936 PHP 49,195,571 PHP 3
6 4 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 1,877,599 PHP 117,804,806 PHP 4
7 N Enemy 990,708 PHP 990,708 PHP 1
8 6 Kuro shitsuji (Black Butler) 412,784 PHP 2,411,241 PHP 2
9 5 Transformers: Age of Extinction 159,823 PHP 434,127,280 PHP 6


HIGHEST-GROSSING PINOY FILMS FOR 2014
(As of August 5, 2014)

1. Starting Over Again (Star Cinema) – P410-M
2. Bride for Rent (Star Cinema) – P326.95-M
3. She’s Dating the Gangster (Star Cinema) – P254-M *
4. Da Possessed (Star Cinema) – P122.6-M
5. Diary ng Panget (Viva Films) – P119.5-M
6. Maybe This Time (Star Cinema) – P71.9-M *
7. The Trophy Wife (Viva Films) – P20-M *
8. ABNKKBSNPLAko?! The Movie (Viva) – P8.6-M
9. Overtime (GMA Films) – P997,452.00
10. Mumbai Love (Indie) – P488,340.00
11. Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina at mga Anak (Star Cinema) – undisclosed
12. Basement (Springboard) – undisclosed

* still showing

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Herbert Bautista Slaps Chinese Drug Dealer (Video)


Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista was caught on cam slapping Xu Zhen Zhi, an alleged Chinese national drug dealer that was caught my members of the drug enforcement group in Philcoa, Quezon City on Friday.

Watch the video below:



Around 10 packs of shabu worth more or less 15 million pesos were found inside the suspect's car, GMA News reported.

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JM de Guzman Resurface from Drug Addiction, Features in "Ipaglaban Mo" this Saturday


After admitting on his interview with Boy Abunda on The Buzz last Sunday that he went on drugs and healed from rehab, young actor JM de Guzman finally makes his acting comeback on television via the hit legal drama anthology “Ipaglaban Mo” this Saturday (August 9).

In the said episode, JM (Andoy) plays a fish porter, who led 30 of his co-workers in a labor rights protest and filed a complaint against their employer for not giving them special pays and incentives despite having worked at the company for three years.

As a result, Andoy and his group were fired from their jobs, but they continued their legal battle. They sued the company again for illegal dismissal and violation of Article 118 of the Labor Code, which states that it is unlawful for employers to discharge any employee who has filed any complaint against them.

The Labor Arbiters took the side of the employer, but the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) reversed the first decision and ordered the management to give the fish porters their job back, pay their back wages, and grant them special pays and incentives.

However, the employer then filed a petition with the Supreme Court to junk the NLRC’s decision. What was the final decision of the court in this case? Did Andoy and his co-workers find justice after the twist and turns of their battle for their rights?

Also joining the cast in this week’s episode titled “Ibigay Ang Aming Karapatan,” directed by Garry Fernando, are Yam Concepcion, Leo Rialp, Bryan Santos, Ketchup Eusebio, and Janus del Prado.




Don’t miss “Ipaglaban Mo,” the drama anthology that empowers Filipinos with knowledge of their legal rights and obligations, hosted by Atty. Jose Sison and Jopet Sison, this Saturday (August 9) after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN. For more updates follow @IpaglabanMo2 on Twitter, @IpaglabanmoABSCBN on Instagram, and like the Facebook page www.Facebook.com/IpaglabanMoABSCBN.

Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 Winner Eva Psychee Patalinjug from Cebu City


Eva Psychee Patalinjug was crowned the winner in this year's Mutya ng Pilipinas beauty pageant in the coronation night held at Solaire Grand Ballroom on Friday, August 8, 2014.   

The beauty queen from Cebu City was named Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International.

Meanwhile, Glennifer Perido of Cordillera City was crowned Mutya Pilipinas Tourism International and Pathericia Bosco of Milan as Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Community.

Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 Winners

Eva Psychee Patalinjug
Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 Asia Pacific International

Glennifer Perido
Mutya Pilipinas Tourism International 

Pathericia Bosco
Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Community

Cristine Racel
Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 First Runner-up

Kim Fyfe
Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 Second Runner-up


Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 Top 10

Dorina Losenada Doerr from Tagbilaran
Christina De Vries from Toronto Canada
Pauline Edralin from Melbourne
Alexandra Faith Garcia from Zambales and;
Jackielyn Dulay of Nueva Ecija

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Ethel Booba Reveals on 'Face The People' How She Jeopardized Her Life Just to Stay on Limelight


This Monday, August 11, on TV5's Face The People, notorious comedienne Ethel Booba will sit on the show's Silya De Konsensya to break her silence on issues that continue to haunt her including accusations on her being too difficult to work with, too tactless. What really happened when she had a fight with a popular TV host? Did she ever had a relationship with a former colleague turned news anchor? Is it true that she has another sex video scandal And an alleged arson on her condominium unit. Despite all these, Ethel remained fierce and unshaken, while fans continue to look up to her as a strong woman with amazing comedic talent and wit.
But not everyone is sold on her antics. For entertainment reporters Peter Ledesma and Pete Ampoloquio, the scandals involving Ethel were all caused by her so she could stay on the limelight. They believe that because people kept on hearing negative things about her, Ethel lost her showbiz career. Ethel's sister, Emyrose "Boobita" Gabisonrushed to the comedienne's defense. She says Ethel was misunderstood and few people really know her, which is why people tend to judge her.
Meanwhile, Ethel claims she will break her silence! What other controversies will she reveal while seated on the 'silya de konsensya'? Don't miss this exciting, fierce, and outrageously hilarious episode of Face The People onMonday10:15AM before Let's Ask Pilipinas on TV5!

#Unselfie Bayani, a 700 Club Asia TV Special Airs on August 11 to 15


A Time Magazine article cited two cities in the Philippines as the "selfiest cities" in the world – Makati and Pasig. Most Filipinos would agree and in one way or another, we all have tried taking our own solo shots and posted it in our Facebook accounts and in other social networking sites.

At many times, we become so consumed with ourselves and too preoccupied taking selfies that we fail to look around us and miss out seeing the people who are in need of our help as well as those faceless "bayani" of today.

It's time we take our eyes off our own selves and pay attention to the much greater need in our society and in our country.

Watch the LIVE TV SPECIAL of The 700 Club Asia called "#UNSelfie Bayani" on August 11-15 and discover the many ways you can show your selfless love for others.  Be inspired with the testimonies of people who proved that anyone can be a hero in his own little way. Don't miss it, 11:00 pm on GMA NEWS TV, simulcast at www.cbnasia.org/mediacenter.

Video: (Dr. Hayden Kho for #Unselfie Bayani) http://youtu.be/9vXVQIvvdeM

For updates, like us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/the700clubasia and follow us on Twitter @The700ClubAsia. 

KathNiel, JulQuen, and Other World-Class Kapamilya Stars Showcase Pinoy Talents in TFC 20th Anniversary


London, UK - As ABS-CBN's The Filipino Channel (TFC) celebrates its 20th anniversary and as the Philippine Centre marks its 30th, the two industry movers presented the biggest ensemble of stars and the grandest showcase of Filipino talent at the "2014 Barrio Fiesta sa London" last July 19 and 20 at the Apps Court Farm near Hampton Court Palace in London, United Kingdom (UK).


From its humble beginnings as a picnic in Holland Park in London, Philippine Centre's "Barrio Fiesta sa London" has become the most anticipated Filipino gathering in UK and, together with TFC, has drawn record crowds throughout the years by providing a world-class Filipino entertainment platform and a dazzling display of Filipino culture and tradition. 

"Barrio Fiesta sa London has consistently been a success throughout the years because it has remained true to its vision of being Europe's premier event hub in celebrating Filipino artistic and cultural  pride as well as  in showcasing the dynamic presence of Filipinos in the continent," said ABS-CBN Europe, Ltd. Managing Director Edgardo Garcia. "TFC is delighted and honored to partner with the Philippine Centre and grateful to all the sponsors, vendors, exhibitors, public officials, performers, volunteers and attendees without whose invaluable support the vision of the Barrio Fiesta sa London would not be realized."


Galing ng Filipino, Ituloy Mo! 

This year's London Barrio Fiesta brought together the biggest names in Philippine entertainment to showcase what TFC's anniversary believes in, the "Galing ng Filipino." 

As part of its 20th year, TFC brought no less than its anniversary ambassador Gary Valenciano for the two-day festivities.  Singing the song that brought memories of the homeland to the crowd was his gigantic hits including, "Babalik Ka Rin," and the TFC 20 theme song, "Galing ng Filipino."  Addressing the sea of Filipinos at the event, Valenciano said, "Kayong mga nandito ngayon, parang iba't-ibang isla sa Pilipinas.  There are 7,100 islands that make up the Philippines - I know you're from different places – Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao - and I want to hear you sing ('Babalik Ka Rin')." 

Joining in the singing was ABS-CBN Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer Charo Santos – Concio who even moved along Valenciano's dance tunes.  Santos was joined by other ABS-CBN executives including Star Cinema Managing Director Malou Santos and ABS-CBN Regional News Bureau Chief Danny Buenafe

Also joining Valenciano for the two-day fiesta and hosting the event is Pokwang, who could relate to Valenciano's song as she used to be an overseas Filipino herself before she became a comedienne and a household name.  Pokwang surprised the crowd by role-playing as Darna and Supergirl the next day. 

"Got to Believe's" Chichay Kathryn Bernardoalso took on a different persona in her first "Barrio Fiesta sa London" as she sang theJessie J hit "Price Tag" to which the audience sang along.   Following Bernardo's surprise song number, her equally famous love team Daniel Padilla performed Rey Valera's 70s hit "Ayos Lang."     The immensely popular duo dubbed, KathNiel, thrilled the audience with a duet of the Kuh Ledesma original "Till I Met You" from their current international film hit, "She's Dating The Gangster."

From one teleserye hit to another, Jessy Mendiola reprised her role as "Maria Mercedes" in one sizzling number.  Sam Milbyraised the shriek decibel level with his acoustic number and band medley.  Enchong Dee wowed the crowd with a boy band medley complete with costume changes for each number.   

On day two of "Barrio Fiesta sa London," Valenciano was joined by Pokwang, Padilla and Bernardo for a second round withKapamilya heartthrobs Rayver Cruz andShaina Magdayao who joined forces for an explosive "Hangover" (Psy and Snoop Dogg original) dance number.  In her solo number, Magadayao held her own as she performed the dance hits, Zedd and Hayley Williams ofParamore's "Are You Gonna Stay Tonight?" and Cash Cash's "Take Me Home."

Injecting thrills into the second day was theQuenLia loveteam from the teleserye hit "Mirabella."   Enrique Gil electrified the stage with his signature moves as he didKesha and Pit Bull's "Timber" dance.  Julia Barretto, immaculate in a full white ensemble, sang like an angel as she rendered the theme from the serye and the Jamie Rivera original "I've Fallen For You."


Galing ng Samahan

The Philippine Centre headed by hermano mayor Joseph Parinas has been organizing the "Barrio Fiesta" in partnership with TFC in Europe, headed by Garcia, since 2010 to bring together all Filipinos and Filipinos-at-heart in UK and nearby countries, for a two-day event that replicates the elements of a Philippine fiesta, as its name connotes. 

PariƱas said: "Year after year, I continue to be surprised at how Filipinos gather at every opportunity like a real family.  And like family, Philippine Centre and TFC have been joining hands to deliver the 'Barrio Fiesta sa London.'  This year showcases not only the Filipino talent but this kind of samahan or partnership.  We hope to do this in more years to come."    

Aside from the celebrity showcase, the "Barrio Fiesta sa London" also offered Filipino activities such as games and promos and treats, including meet and greets and a food fiesta. 

Showing that the event not only offers fun but also funds to Filipino causes, the Philippine Centre turned over to Charo Santos-Concio a donation of GBP3,000 for ABS-CBN Foundation's Sagip Kapamilya, a program dedicated to relief operations during calamities and rehabilitation projects.

Every year, TFC and Philippine Centre bring Filipinos in UK and nearby countries together and become purveyors of the best of the Filipino, all in the spirit of community and in honor of the 'Galing ng Filipino.'

Connect with global Filipinos.  Visitwww.facebook.com/TFCEurope or follow @KapamilyaTFC on twitter and instagram.   


ABS-CBN Europe Ltd. 

To serve the Filipinos in Europe, ABS-CBN Europe Ltd. was established in 2003.  With corporate headquarters in London, United Kingdom, ABS-CBN Europe Ltd. aims to answer the information and entertainment needs of Filipinos all over the continent by bringing award-winning content from the Philippines' premier network ABS-CBN, to the overseas Filipinos (OFs) via TFC's platforms: satellite, IPTV and online (TFC.tv) and channels TFC, ANC, Cinema One Global, BRO, DZMM Teleradyo and 630, My Only Radio For Life or MOR plus pay-per-view and exclusive content.  Since launch, ABS-CBN Europe Ltd. has continuously evolved with its market and has gone beyond television.  To date, ABS-CBN Europe Ltd. has been providing OFs the avenues to herald the Filipino culture, showcase their skills and give back to their country through community and special events.  For more information, call their hotline 800 7868 4535 and visitwww.facebook.com/TFCEurope, instagram.com.KapamilyaTFC and twitter.com/KapamilyaTFC


Friday, August 8, 2014

Smart Infinity Opens World Renowned 'Chicago: The Musical' at the Brand-New, State-of-the-Art THE THEATER at Solaire

Smart Infinity Opens World Renowned 'Chicago: The Musical' at the Brand-New, State-of-the-Art THE THEATER at Solaire


Solaire Resort and Casino announces the opening of THE THEATRE at Solaire this November; a new state-of-the-art, certified lyric theatre in the heart of Entertainment City. This majestic performance venue boasts of an astronomical line-up of performance artists and events; both local and internationalin the months to come.





THE THEATRE at Solaire opens its doors for the holidays with the first International Broadway show CHICAGO from December 2 to 21, 2014. This spectacular opening and amazing entertainment line-up for The Theatre signifies the continuance of Solaire's contribution to the flourishing arts and performance scene in the Entertainment City.

DZMM Celebrates 28th Anniversary with "Una sa Public Service" Event on August 10 at Amoranto Stadium


DZMM Radyo Patrol Sais Trenta continues to celebrate its 28th anniversary by showing why it’s “una sa public service” and bringing its “Teaching, Learning, Caring” (TLC) project to Amoranto Theater in Quezon City this Sunday (August 10).

DZMM’s various programs will join forces in the said event with activities such as livelihood seminars organized by “Radyo Negosyo,” beauty services and derma consultations by “Ma-Beauty Naman Po,” and free medical consultations by “Magandang Gabi Dok and “Dra. Bles @ Ur Serbis.”

Aside from the feeding program and a special film showing for kids, they will also join a storytelling session with “Hawak Kamay” cast members Xyriel Manabat, Andrea Brillantes, and Zaijian Jaranilla.

DZMM will also offer free one-on-one legal consultations from “Usapang De Kampanilya,” disaster preparedness lectures from “Red Alert,” sale of goods with weekend market prices from “Sa Kabukiran,” and a booth for special services from SSS, PhilHealth, NBI, NSO, and PAG-IBIG.

Attendees may also join ABS-CBN’s team of citizen journalists by registering at the “Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo” booth, avail of free aura-reading from Stargazer, and get a chance to win different raffle prizes.

DZMM will also launch another “TLC” event for victims of Typhoon Glenda in Brgy. Calumpang in Liliw, Laguna on August 22.

For the latest news and commentary, tune in to DZMM Radyo Patrol Sais Trenta, the number one AM radio station in Mega Manila, DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26), or via online livestreaming ondzmm.com.ph. For updates, follow @DZMMTeleradyo on Twitter or like www.facebook.com/DZMMTeleRadyo.

Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao Releases Photo with Boyfriend/Live-in Partner



Manny Pacquiao's equally famous 65-year-old Mommy Dionisia, in her Bandila interview, revealed the identity of 40-year-old boyfriend and live-in partner named Michael. 


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What If Facebook Was Not Invented? Check Out This Survival Video

 
What if Mark Zuckerberg was not around and Facebook did not exist? Can you survive? #PagWalangFB

I guess you would agree with me when I say that Facebook fast becoming life's necessity. It's where I get to bond online with my family back in my hometown and my relatives abroad. Those amusing videos posted on Facebook by random people give me a good laugh - enough to start my day right. Quotations are also made available to keep my spirit alive.  Where can you find the latest news in local and international showbiz, concert, movies, TV shows, celebrities? The latest fashion trend? Money making tips? It's all in Facebook.

So, if I to answer that question? I'll die...partly. But seriously speaking, just the thought of having no Facebook access makes me shiver.

Good thing Facebook is here to help us survive the stress of daily living, the traffic, the erratic weather, the bad news. 

But what will happen if you loses a fast, reliable internet connection? Will you be able to survive? Check out this survival video below courtesy of Internet Action Star Ramon Bautista:




Luckily, you don’t have to have that nightmare! With Smart Prepaid’sUnliFB2, you can get unlimited reliable Facebook experience with just P2 for 1 day. Just register to any Smart Prepaid offer and then text FB2 to 6406. 

So stay connected with friends on Facebookwith Smart Prepaid UnliFB2.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Cinema One 20th Anniversary Concert Featuring PH Best Performers Airs on August 15

The country’s number one cable channel recently celebrated twenty years of staying by the side of its loyal fans and supporters through their various life experiences; and to commemorate that bond, Cinema One held its 20th Anniversary Concert, a celebration of movies through music.

The channel that has been the top-rating channel on total cable households nationwide for many years now staged this celebration, which featured no less than the Philippines’ best artists. They shared their music to loyal fans and supporters of Cinema One, the home of the biggest stars in the country.

Those who took the stage along with host KC Concepcion for this star-studded evening were the likes of Jed Madela, Angeline Quinto, Jovit Baldivino, and KZ Tandingan, who kicked off the show with the Cinema One anniversary theme song, “Parang Sine”/”Laging Kasama”.

This act was followed by various production numbers that latched onto various genres. A romance-themed number was delivered by Rachel Gerodias, Hajji Alejandro, Verni Varga, Christian Bautista, Princess Velasco, Sam Concepcion, and Morisette Amon; while an indie-themed number was delivered by Yeng Constantino and Raimund Marasigan - all backed by the music of the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra.

These artists came together to present their own renditions of some of the best songs from Philippine cinema, bringing together the arts of song and screen.

Favorite Filipino comedienne Pokwang also took the stage that night to deliver a stand-up act, mentioning and sampling some of her favorite funny moments from movies that she had starred in.

Also given special tribute during Cinema One’s 20th Anniversary Concert through the Numero Uno Cinema One Icons were two kings of the local film industry, Fernando Poe, Jr. and Dolphy. Their awards were accepted by Bryan Poe Llamanzares and Epi and Vandolph Quizon. Also given the Numero Uno Cinema One Icons were two of the most important female personalities in the industry, Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos.

The Cinema One 20th Anniversary Concert was staged by the country’s number one cable channel, Cinema One. Cinema One is seen and carried in almost 100% of total cable operators nationwide and throughout the world through satellite on Cinema One Global, and continues to innovate programming with local productions and Cinema One Originals. It has the biggest film libraries in its inventory, which have been constantly and rapidly expanding over the years.

The Cinema One 20th Anniversary Concert will be airing via pay-per-view on Cinema One on August 15. For updates, visit Cinema One’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Cinema1Channel).

Tune Group’s Announces New CEO Tan Hong Kheng

 
The Tune Group Sdn Bhd recently announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer Tan Hong Kheng.
 
Tan Hong Kheng admits that he needs little time to blend in into his new role, thanks to his long association with the Group.

The wonderful support and strong sense of camaraderie among everyone in the Group has made settling into my new role very smooth,” said Hong Kheng.

In his previous capacity Hong Kheng had been responsible to oversee investments by the CIMB Group since 2007 in Tune Money and Tune Ins Holdings Berhad.

For me, the timing is right as the Group enters and undergoes this terrific growth phase with many exciting opportunities ahead. The businesses in the Group may be varied but we have a coherent and cohesive lifestyle brand. There is a unique culture here and that is what I find very fascinating. I feel very welcome and very much at home,” said the former banker.

Tune Group is a lifestyle business conglomerate founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun. The Tune Group companies are Tune Air (a substantial shareholder of low cost carrier AirAsia Group), Tune Hotels, Tune Money, Tune Insurance, Tune Talk, Think BIG Digital, Tune Box, Tune Studios, Queens Park Rangers Football Club (QPR) and the Epsom College in Malaysia.

He added: “We are now housing all Tune Group companies under one roof at Wisma Tune (formerly known as Menara PNB Damansara) at Jalan Dungun in Damansara Heights and this is a tremendous opportunity for all the businesses to build on our strengths together, capitalising on each other’s experiences, networks, niches and advantages.”

Tune Hotels is continuing with its rapid expansion in Malaysia and abroad, chalking up seven million guests now and growing; while Tune Insurance is gaining a foothold as the preferred lifestyle and travel insurance brand. More Malaysians than ever are using Tune Talk Mobile Prepaid and AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme is gaining good momentum. Epsom College in Malaysia is coming along nicely for its launch in September and it will have some of the most excellent schooling facilities around with all its academic staff being specially selected UK teachers,” he said.

We see so much potential in everyone and to harness everyone’s talents and energies to bring about synergies, including with the AirAsia Group and QPR, would be fantastic. This can only benefit our other Group members,” he added.

In his new role, Hong Kheng oversees the reporting and performance structures of the various businesses within Tune Group and monitors the strategic direction and execution of those businesses. This is on top of overseeing corporate finance and strategy for Tune Group and enhancing the capital structures for the Group.

Hong Kheng started assuming the role as CEO of Tune Group in May 2014. The position was newly created. He was also redesignated as the Executive Director of the Group’s listed insurance holding company, Tune Ins Holdings Berhad on 1 July 2014.

Hong Kheng was previously with the CIMB Group where he had spent 18 years in various capacities, including his last as the Group General Counsel. He was responsible in setting up and leading CIMB Group’s Special Situation Investments department in 2006 and was appointed Executive Director of PT CIMB Niaga Securities Indonesia in 2003. With CIMB Group, Hong Kheng had had broad cross-departmental experiences including in the areas of principal investing, investment banking, corporate finance and capital markets.

Hong Kheng holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting major) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Monash University, Australia. He was called to the Malaysian Bar and was a practising lawyer prior to joining the corporate world.

Hong Kheng is also a member of CPA Australia. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on a corporate scholarship.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Enchong Dee Announces His Intention to Have a Child ASAP, Who's the Lucky Girl?


First, Enchong Dee admitted that he's in a relationship with a non-showbiz girl. And now, the Kapamilya young actor expressed his intention to have a child of his own ASAP!

The "Once a Princess" actor, on his interview with Anthony Taberna on “Tapatan Ni Tunying” airing this Thursday (August 7), said he is now thinking of having a kid. The 25-year old-actor, however, insists that he does not see himself settling down yet.

“I am not yet thinking of having a wife, but having a kid, yes. One morning I woke up saying, ‘I think it’s time for me to have a kid,’” he shares.

When asked if he thinks his girlfriend would agree to that arrangement, Enchong answers in jest, “If she wants to, I’m game!

Enchong also reveals that his ideal age for marriage is 32.

Don’t miss “Tapatan ni Tunying” this Thursday (August 7) at 4PM on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold. For updates, follow @TNTunying on Twitter and Instagram, or like its Facebook page www.facebook.com/TNTunying.

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