Saturday, November 22, 2014

Eric Quizon Talks About the Disease that Killed Dolphy

Eric Quizon Talks About the Disease that Killed Dolphy

On Wednesday, November 19, fame actor-director Eric Quizon, during the World COPD Day 2014 event at Makati Shangri-La Hotel, talked about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - the disease that took the life of his late father and Comedy King Dolphy.

Eric narrated how his father got the disease, his sufferings and how it caused his life.

My father was a heavy smoker. I’m a witness to that and I remembered there were times that he would have poker games in the house for three days straight. They’re just sitting there, smoking and drinking the whole time and it’s like a chimney in the house, the smoke was like everywhere.

“At the age of 46, he had to consult a doctor. And then the doctor diagnosed him and found out that his lungs were already so black and he already has emphysema at that time. And aside from that he was also asthmatic so it caused an alarm because he has poor lungs to begin with. But during that time nobody knows what COPD is and nobody could explain what it is.

“The only time that our family discovered that he was sick was when he turned 80. He has this like an oxygen tank that we carry with him wherever he go. After his birthday we have a 9 city tour in the United States. During the course of the tour (the third leg), all of the sudden he had like shortness of breath, he was having difficulty, his blood pressure was going up. He was scared, I knew he was scared like it was written all over his face. But he was able to go on with the show.

“Until suddenly Zsa Zsa approached me and said Eric we have to do something because your dad is sick. So we consulted his doctor and that’s when we found out that he has COPD. It was very emotional for the family knowing that the disease is a progressive disease and that there is no cure. There was no timeline given and it his lungs just slowly deteriorates. It was really difficult for the family and we knew that eventually he will die.

“On the bright side, the ordeal solidified our whole family, all seven units of our family.”

Facts the Everyone Must Know about COPD:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the 21st century. The Global Burden of Disease Study by the World Health Organization projected that COPD will become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2020. (1)

In the Philippines, it ranks as the 7th leading cause of death with a prevalence rate of 13.8% in Manila. (2,3) Despite the high incidence of COPD in the Philippines, only 2% of the cases are diagnosed by doctors in contrast to the overall prevalence. (4) The cause of this under-diagnosis and under-treatment is probably due to lack of public health awareness of COPD in our country.

COPD is characterized by persistent airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and the lungs. Cigarette smoking continues to be identified as the most commonly encountered risk factor, accounting for 80-90% of cases. (6,7) Other risk factors that should be taken into account include air pollution,  exposure to certain dust, chemicals in the workplace, indoor air pollution from biomass cooking (i.e. firewood/charcoal), and heating in poorly ventilated dwellings. Only a few cases of COPD are caused by genetic condition.

A clinical diagnosis should be considered in any person 40 years old and above who has risk factors such as exposure to noxious particles or gases.  A COPD patient may not feel anything at the start and develop cough and sputum production during the mid to late stage of the disease.  Thus, high index of suspicion is needed for any person with risk factors. Spirometry is needed to make a confident diagnosis of COPD. It is one of the diagnostic tools that is often underutilized in the Philippines. A person with risk factors and symptoms should ask his/her doctor about spirometry testing.

The impact of COPD is not only confined to its ill effects on the individual’s health but may also result in an economic and social burden that is both extensive and increasing. (6,7) There is a direct relationship between the severity of COPD and the cost of care.  In developing countries like the Philippines, COPD will certainly force two individuals to give up their work - the person afflicted with COPD and a family member who must now stay home to care for the sick individual. Given that people are often the most vital asset for developing nations, the indirect costs of COPD potentially pose a serious threat to their economies.

Appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions are needed to reduce the symptoms, frequency and severity of exacerbations and improve health status and exercise tolerance. Smoking cessation is without doubt still the single most effective way of reducing the risk of developing COPD and delaying its progression.

It is important to remember that for COPD patients, early detection of the disease and appropriate interventions are vital.  These can help slow down its advance and facilitate quality of life for the patient.  To quote 2014 World COPD Day’s theme:  IT’S NEVER TOO LATE….

Willie Revillame Transfers to GMA-7, Wowowee to Air Weekdays Before 24-Oras

Willie Revillame Transfers to GMA-7, Wowowee to Air Weekdays Before 24-Oras

Joey de Leon, known to have a serious falling out with Willie Revillame, have a change of heart and helping the latter get an access to GMA-7 and renew his interrupted game show "Wowowee" on the Kapuso network.

On Friday, during the Sugod Bahay segment of Eat Bulaga!, Joey confirmed the reports saying, "Sabi ko nga nilalakad ko sa channel 7 yung alas-singko gawin nang 'Wowowee,' alas-singko hanggang bago mag-news [24 Oras]. Kami ni Mike Enriquez medyo inaayos namin."

"Maganda 'yan channel 7, 5:00 to 6:30 Wowowee tapos 24 Oras. Iba yung kumpare [Willie] natin e." Joey added.

On a separate interview, 24 Oras newscaster Mike Enriquez clarified his involvement in Joey's statement saying he had a chance encounter with the two TV hosts, they talked about Willie's entry to GMA-7 but no concrete plans yet whether it materialize.

"Sabi ko nga sa kanila may program committee, may mga taong nagdedecide tungkol sa diyan, hindi naman ako. Ako naman anything na worth exploring lalo na iyong mga outside the box na idea, yung new innovation at kung makatutulong sa GMA, susuportahan ko iyan." the veteran newscaster said.

I-Witness’ 15th Anniversary Special Docu 'Batch 2012: Pangalawang Yugto' Airs November 22 on GMA-7

 I-Witness’ 15th Anniversary Special Docu 'Batch 2012: Pangalawang Yugto' Airs November 22 on GMA-7

On its' 15th year celebration, GMA-7 longest-running, most-awarded News and Public Affairs program "I-Witness" brings the life story Typhoon Sendong survivor Limuel Gonzaga, 2 years after the supertyphoon hit the province of Iligan.

There are nightmares that you bring even into your waking hours.  Tragedies so deep it seems the hurt may never heal.

For the students of Bayug Elementary School, the horror still grip them, two years after Typhoon Sendong hit Iligan City.

In the documentary “Batch 2012”, I-Witness shared the story of Limuel Gonzaga, who graduated salutatorian despite losing his mother, his home and his entire school to the massive flooding that destroyed his community. He may have lost everything, but not his dreams and his determination. He is now studying in a private school through the help of his sponsors.

Inside the classroom, Limuel sits in the middle surrounded by classmates much bigger than him. His shy and quiet demeanor belies the strength of a child who has stared death in the face and forges on even though faced with extreme poverty.  Not many of his classmates know that the “little guy” who ranks number one in class, sometimes goes to school hungry and completes his homework in the dark.

As part of I-Witness’ 15th anniversary series, Sandra Aguinaldo goes back to Iligan City to celebrate the inspiring story of a boy who braved all odds, this Saturday on GMA-7, after Celebrity Bluff.

Kathryn Bernardo to Bid KathNiel Loveteam Goodbye?

Kathryn Bernardo to Bid KathNiel Loveteam Goodbye?

Just like our most favorite blockbuster loveteams Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual, Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales, Claudine Barretto and Rico Yan, this generations most loved loveteam of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla is also set to end their hit tandem goodbye...

...but not too soon.

In one of her recent interviews, Kathryn Bernardo said she accepts the possibility that her love team with Daniel Padilla will not last forever.

Wala naman yatang love team na forever kaya kahit ayaw mo na maka-love team na iba o kaya ay hindi ka sanay, e, part talaga 'yon. Kahit ayaw namin siyempre hindi naman 'yon pwede,”

Kathryn, meanwhile, said that she and Daniel have agreed not to think about the possibility of them going their separate ways, especially since they are shooting on the remake of the '90s drama series “Pangako Sa 'yo.”

Ayaw muna naming isipin kasi nakakalungkot na kasama for almost three years tapos iba bigla 'yung kasama mo,” she said. “Well okay lang naman 'yon. Ayaw ko namang maging selfish sa kanya, pwede din siyang i-love team sa iba, pero iba lang talaga na comfotable na kayo sa isa't isa.

KathNiel have been on-screen partners for three years, in hit TV shows like “Princess and I” and “Got to Believe,” and in blockbuster films “Must Be Love” and “She's Dating the Gangster.”

Radyo5 Double Celebration this November Comes with On-air Promo with Huge Prizes Up for Grabs

Radyo5 Double Celebration this November Comes with On-air Promo with Huge Prizes Up for Grabs

Kapatid Radio Station Radyo5 is celebrating not just one but two milestone this November!

Aside from its 4th Year Anniversary celebration, Radyo5 is likewise celebrating a groundbreaking milestone that seal its status as one of the most awarded radio network in the country.
Radyo5 92.3 News FM, the country’s first and only news and talk radio station in the FM band and the pioneer in citizen journalism on wheels via the award-winning “Taxi Squad”, readily ends the year with a big bang as it marks its upcoming 4th year anniversary with a groundbreaking milestone.

Despite being in the industry for just a relatively short time, Radyo5 has successfully dominated the airwaves for the third year in a row, lording over the ratings game and ranking as the #1 preferred radio station among PUVs - taxis, FX shuttles and jeepneys alike. Moreover, according to the latest data of PSRC’s “Traffic Light: A Car Co-Incidental Study”, Radyo5’s unprecedented performance likewise translates to its dominance over long-running and popular news radio stations in the AM band.

And as a simple yet special way to give back to loyal listeners and followers for making it the undisputed no. 1 news and talk station in the FM band since 2012, Radyo5 92.3 News FM kicks-off its upcoming 4th year anniversary with an exciting on-air promo contest with big prizes up for grabs!

The air waves will definitely be buzzing up until November 30, with all of your favorite Radyo5 anchors - led by News5 Head Luchi Cruz-Valdes, TV5 resident legal analyst Atty. Mel Sta. Maria, ‘Idol’ Raffy Tulfo, Erwin Tulfo, Danton Remoto, Cristy Fermin, among many more others - joining forces anew as they give away a total of 264 special gift packs to the winning participants of this week-long contest. To keep things even more fun and unpredictable, all anchors on deck will be also be adding their own personal touch to the contest, as all 18 Radyo5 programs will be introducing a unique set of mechanics for their respective listeners.
With Christmas just around the corner, Radyo5’s 4th year anniversary contest will definitely be the perfect time for everyone to join in on the celebration and take home a special gift pack containing several limited edition items - so be sure to tune in to all Radyo5 92.3 News FM programs daily starting this Monday!
For more information on Radyo5, contact the hotline via +63939-166-1443.

#CHALKLiveYoung Party Defines All Things Bright and Young

#CHALKLiveYoung Party Defines All Things Bright and Young 

After weeks of promotions, tours, radio and TV guestings, CHALK Magazine  ended its Bright Young Manila campaign in a bright and fun way – by throwing the most radical and colorful party in the metro.

CHALK Magazine’s Bright Young Manila campaign allowed students to take a glimpse on how to #LookGood, #LiveYoung and #LoveHard. Aiming to raise the bar, CHALK Magazine brought its annual campaign to a bigger and brighter level with the #CHALKLiveYoung party held on November 15 (Saturday) at Club Haze, Bonifacio Global City.

Sporting their best and brightest #OOTD, party goers definitely had a blast as they maximized all the cool things in the #CHALKLiveYoung party: from the black light graffiti wall for self-expression to the neon light face painting booth.

Guests celebrated how to live young with the six winners of the Bright Young Manila Campus Hotties: Richard Hwan (UP-Diliman), Lyka Garcia (DLSU), Stephan Krenn (UST), Eunice Bakunawa (San Beda College), Jorge Urquico (DLS-CSB), and Patricia Go (Miriam College) who also strutted their style during the party as great beats were being played by DJ Arthur Tan and DJ Jessica Milner.


Meanwhile, SM Youth Ambassadors LA Aguinaldo and Tommy Esguerra thrilled everyone when they played fun games with hotties from the crowd.

The #CHALKLiveYoung party also marked the beginning of change as CHALK Magazine grabbed the opportunity to introduce their new Editor-in-Chief, Elaine Carag. Elaine was previously the Managing Editor of CHALK Magazine before becoming Editor-in-Chief of the best-selling magazine for the young, bold, and bright.

For more details, check out CHALK Magazine’s facebook page

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 Now Available at the Largest and Biggest Network - Smart

Beginning today, November 22, the country's number 1 mobile network  - Smart, is accepting pre-order  registration of iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3.
Interested subscribers for the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 may now register and sign-up at Smart Bro's registration websites:   

iPad Air 2 –

iPad Mini 3 –

or at Smart iPad main page -

Product Details:

iPad Air 2

At just 6.1mm, the thinnest iPad ever is also the most capable. It is loaded with advance technologies, including the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
It had re-engineered 9.7-inch Retina display, the revolutionary Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a powerful A8X chip with 64-bit architecture, a new iSight camera, an improved FaceTime HD camera, faster wireless, iOS 8, iCloud, and up to 10 hours of battery life. It also comes with a great apps for productivity and creativity.

iPad Mini 3

The most advanced iPad mini is loaded with innovations like the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and a 7.9-inch Retina display, a powerful A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, an iSight camera, a FaceTime HD camera, fast wireless, iOS 8, iCloud, and up to 10 hours of battery life. It also comes with great apps for productivity and creativity. And it now comes in a gorgeous gold finish.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Trailer for Michael Bay's Newest Sci-Fi Movie 'Project Almanac' Released

The much-anticipated trailer for Michael Bay's newest sci-fi movie "Project Almanac" has been released online by Paramount Pictures on Thursday, November 20. 

Click the link below to watch:

In the film, a brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger. The youthful cast is composed of Jonny Weston ("Chasing Mavericks"), Sofia Black-D'Elia (TV's "Gossip Girl"), Sam Lerner (TV's "Suburgatory"), Allen Evangelista (TV's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager") and Ginny Gardner (TV's "Glee").

Insurge Pictures presents in association with Michael Bay a Platinum Dunes Production "Project Almanac." Executive Producers are Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Vicki Dee Rock. Produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, the film is written by Jason Harry Pagan & Andrew Deutschman. Directed by Dean Israelite.

Opening across the Philippines on February 04, 2015, "Project Almanac" is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Taylor Swift Meets Philippine National Dance Tinikling

Philippines' national dance Tinikling, was recently featured in a US sitcom "The Middle".

In one of the show's episode, lead character Sue Heck performed the dance as part of a gymnastics class. But instead of the traditional tinikling song, it was "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift blaring in the background.

Check out the video below:

Miss World 2014 Contestant Kidnapped, Killed By Sister's Boyfriend

Maria Jose Alvarado, Honduras' representative to the Miss World 2014 pageant, went missing with her sister Sofia Trinidad shortly before she left for London where the coronation night will take place on December 14.

The 19-year-old beauty queen and her 23-year-old sister vanished after attending the latter's boyfriend's birthday party on November 13. Nothing was heard from them since then until they were found dead in Cablotales Village near the Aguagua River on Wednesday, November 19.

Four people, including Sofia's boyfriend Plutarco Antonio Ruiz, have been arrested.

News5 Welcomes Veteran and Multi-Awarded Broadcast Journalist Ed Lingao

News5 - Kapatid Network's News and Information Arm - welcomes renowned broadcast journalist Ed Lingao as the newest addition to its growing list brave, multi-awarded and credible news personalities. 

Lingao, who is making his much-anticipated television comeback, joins Cheryl Cosim and Jove Francisco in TV5's late night evening newscast program, "Aksyon Tonite".
Lingao brings with him almost 30 years of unparalleled experience in field reporting, investigative journalism and news production, as well as several distinctions for his work from international and local award-giving bodies alike – including, among many others, the 2010 Marshall Macluhan Award from the Embassy of Canada, the Rotary Club Journalist of the Year 2011, and the Red Cross Humanitarian Award for 2011. 

Moreover, his impressive news background also includes memorable coverage ranging from the police beat to topics on human rights, politics and the presidency. Ed is likewise very much known for his in-depth coverage on several conflicts here and abroad, such as in Southern Philippines, Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor. 

With him joining “Aksyon Tonite”, viewers can expect an even more competitive late night evening newscast every weeknight at 10:00PM on TV5.

An Epic Conclusion to "The Hobbit" Trilogy Opens in PH Theters on December 12

The third and final film in director Peter Jackson’s beloved Middle-earth trilogy, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventure begun in 2012’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and continued in 2013’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”

In the final film, the Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but with Smaug set loose from its tunnels, they must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon upon the defenseless humans of Lake-town.

But the Dwarves face an equally grave threat from within. Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) has seized his birthright as King under the Mountain, but has grown increasingly obsessed with only the Arkenstone - and refuses to honor the debts and promises he has made along the way. “Thorin is at his best when he has a plan in action, whether or not he’s been able to carry it out,” says Richard Armitage. “And I don’t think he has a plan for what happens next - which is his descent into the same madness that possessed his grandfather - which becomes the catalyst for the armies that are rallying to the Lonely Mountain to claim their gold.”

Unaffected by the great treasure that has possessed his friend and drawn armies to the foot of Erebor is Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who is driven to a make a desperate choice to save his friend - not realizing that even greater perils lay ahead.

Gandalf’s (Sir Ian McKellen) warnings of Sauron’s (Christopher Lee) return have gone unheeded, and even as the Elves, Dwarves and Men marshal their forces, the Dark Lord’s armies of Orcs are descending on the Lonely Mountain. Facing an enemy greater than any they’ve ever known, they must decide what is worth fighting for - wealth and power, or the future of their world and those they love.

And Bilbo, the Hobbit who only wanted a little adventure, will find himself fighting for his life as five great armies go to war.

It’s interesting because, in the end, you see all of this through the eyes of Bilbo Baggins - the everyman who finds himself in the midst of war,” says Philippa Boyens. Boyens is among the screenwriting team of Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Guillermo del Toro who shaped the films from the Tolkien novel as well as the appendices the author included at the end of the The Lord of the Rings.

Ask her what the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy has in store for audiences and she has one word: surprises. “It’s not a redux of The Lord of the Rings films; it can’t be The Return of the King,” Boyens explains. “It is grittier, it’s grimmer. It is bigger in scale - if you can imagine! - than perhaps even the Battle of Gondor in `The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.'”


New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Present a Wingnut Films Production, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” As with the first two films in the Trilogy, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the final film is a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), with New Line managing production.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, with Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, and Orlando Bloom.

Opening across the Philippines on December 12, 2014 in theaters and IMAX®, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Kiefer Ravena Joins Gilas Pilipinas

This Thursday on “Tapatan Ni Tunying,” UAAP Season 77 Men’s Basketball Most Valuable Player Kiefer Ravena revealed that he is eager to once again represent the Philippines in the international basketball scene by joining Gilas Pilipinas.

I want to try out and showcase that I am deserving to have a spot in Gilas Pilipinas,” he said.

Kiefer previously competed in the Southeast Asian Games as a member of the Sinag Pilipinas team that bagged championships in 2011 and 2013.

Despite the popularity he enjoys not just because of his basketball skills, but also of his good looks, Kiefer insists he will not pursue a career in show business.

I laugh whenever I imagine myself acting or crying. That is really not for me,” says Kiefer.

Don’t miss “Tapatan Ni Tunying” this Thursday (Nov 20) at 4:30 PM on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold. 

For updates, follow the program’s social media accounts,, and

TV5 Continues to Attract More Pinoy Youth with its Diverse Line-up of Sports, Reality and Youth-Oriented Shows

More male and youth viewers are drawn to watch TV5’s diverse line-up of sports, reality and youth-oriented programs. This finding rose from Nielsen Media’s 3-year viewership data, which shows TV5 consisting of a combined proportion of males and youth viewersfar bigger than ABS-CBN’s and GMA’s and on an increasing trend since 2012.  To date, TV5’s males+youth viewers combined would account for 77% of its viewers, compared to ABS-CBN’s 70% and GMA’s 69%.

The Kapatid Network’s male-skewed sports and reality programs – driven mostly by the live telecast of the PBA games, highly anticipated boxing and MMA matches, other sports coverages, and the intensified The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2 (TARP 2) primetime airing – have been instrumental in drawing in not just male audiences but also young viewers within the age segment of 2 to 29 years old.

Teen viewership for TV5 has also significantly soared following the launch of the hit primetime mini-series Wattpad Presents. According Nielsen Media Research, comparing against past 4-week average prior to launch, TV5 increased its national urban teen absolute viewership by 31% during the Wattpad Presents timeslot, compared to ABS-CBN’s 3% and GMA’s -2%. Moreover, in terms of proportion, the data shows that Wattpad Presents accounted for the highest increase in TV viewing among teens within the program’s timeslot, thus driving TV viewership among this highly elusive viewer segment in total nationwide urban Philippines.

Both Wattpad Presents and The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2 are also making remarkable traction among the youth segment online, particularly in social media where young viewers show active engagement, thereby boosting the numbers for TV5’s social media accounts. In fact, both programs have each made 372M impressions on Twitter for the keywords “Wattpad Presents” (Source: Sysomos, September 2014) and “AmazingRacePHILIPPINES” (Source: Sysomos, August-November 2014). For “Wattpad Presents”, there were 48,041 Twitter mentions from 30,879 Twitter users while “AmazingRacePHILIPPINES” generated a total of 111,351 Twitter mentions from 67,017 Twitter users for the cited periods.

TV5’s young viewers are also are also actively engaged on Facebook, as proven by the 3% organic growth in fans among the 18-24 age group on the TV5 Manila Facebook Page (Source: Facebook Insights, July to September 2014).

Given the encouraging viewership increase and social media engagement TV5 has been receiving from Male + Youth viewers, the network has more reason to continue its “happy” programming and provide more quality shows that cater to the new breed of progressive viewers. As TV5’s community of viewers, fans and followers consistently grows, more people are undoubtedly making the switch and loving what they find over at the Happy Network.

Learn How To Earn P1-M When You're an Ice Cream Vendor

You want to know how an ice cream vendor earned a total of P1,040,000 million in less than 30 minutes? 

Then join It's Showtime's "Isang Tanong, Isang Milyon". 

On Wednesday afternoon, Roberto "Obet" Bulanghagui, an ice cream vendor for 40 years, was hailed the first millionaire of the show's newest segment when he answered correctly the question: Ang kontinenteng Antartica ay sa anong planeta makikita?

Roberto took home a total of P1,040,000 million which he will use to pay off all of his debts and the medical expenses of his mother who is suffering from diabetes.

Kapuso Sexy Actor Martin Del Rosario Bares Soul: "To celebrate my birthday with the kids of RSCC is simply awesome."

New Kapuso sexy actor Martin Del Rosario turns a year older, wiser and stronger. With the many intrigues, some of them even below the belt, that came his way, Martin is thankful with the continuous blessings he is getting as far as his showbiz career is concern.

And days before his birthday on November 25, with the help of GMA Artist Center, Martin celebrated an advance birthday party with the less-privilege kids at the Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) in Quezon City.

Martin, during the short interview, said that he is happy and thankful with GMAAC for giving him the opportunity to make his 22nd birthday the most meaningful yet.

The actor was joined by Kapuso stars Arianne Bautista and Tess Bomb. 

The event was made possible by Monreo Biscuits, Oishi, Magnolia, Active White, Thai Tea, Modu Mogu, Zagu and Kambal Pandesal.

The Reception and Study Center for Children at Bago-Bantay Extension, Quezon City, is a sanctuary for 1 to 6 years old kids who are abandoned and deprived of parental care and support through provision of temporary care, custody or alternative family care services. It aims to help the child achieve survival, development and rehabilitation (source:


Follow Martin del Rosario on Twitter (@mart_drosario) and Instagram (@martinmiguelmdelrosario).

JC Intal and Bianca Gonzales Prenuptial Photos and Video

After Chito Miranda and Neri Naig, Senator Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista and recently Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, now another well-known couple have released their pre-wedding shoot shot by Patrick Dy, video by renowned wedding videographer Jason Magbanua and styled by Liz Uy.

Barely a month after their wedding, Kapamilya host Bianca Gonzales and basketball player JC Intal  who are set to wed on December 10, shared on Instagram some of the photos and video of the shoot with the elements of pizza, a bed and a couch.

Check out below: 
A video posted by @jasonmagbanua on

A photo posted by AMDG (@jcintal7) on

A photo posted by AMDG (@jcintal7) on

A photo posted by Pat (@patdy11) on

A photo posted by Pat (@patdy11) on

Kathryn Bernardo vs. Sharon Cuneta: Who Performed It Best?

After PBB Teen Edition 4 Big Winner Myrtle Sarrosa in 2013, Teen Queen Kathryn Bernardo, on November 13, released a recording session video performing her own version of Sharon Cuneta's hit "Mr. DJ".

Check out below the song's different versions as performed by Sharon Cuneta, Myrtle Sarrosa, and Kathryn Bernardo:

The song, which Kathryn said she dedicate to her onscreen partner Daniel Padilla, is part of her upcoming debut album under Star Records.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Amazing Race Philippines Racers Sexy Besties Sanctioned by Derek Ramsay for Disrespectful Attitude

With their disrespectful attitude to the race and its previous racers, RR Enriquez and Jeck Maierhofer (Sexy Besties), were sanctioned by The Amazing Race Philippines host Derek Ramsay.


After the shocking reveal of a super-leg last week which took the 7 remaining racers from La Union to Ilocos to Cavite to Cebu, it seemed that RR and Jeck would have a chance to catch up and beat better performing racers, but they were only able to delay the inevitable as they still ended up as this leg’s eliminated team. Upon reaching the pit stop at Ibiza Beach Club in Movenpick Hotel on Mactan Island, Derek got straight to the point and told the Sexy Besties that their race was over. The race master was not able to hide his disappointment in RR and Jeck because he felt that the girls “disrespected” the teams who gave their best despite finishing last. For Derek, it seemed like the Sexy Besties just “gave up on the Race”.

No?! We didn’t give up,” RR said in defense of herself and Jeck, but Derek asserted that they could have done more: “No disrespect to you guys, I’m just saying na the other teams were very disappointed na binigay nyo na lang. At the end of the day, competition ito.

Eventually, Derek got his message across and made RR realize that if they had not handed over some challenges to the other teams, they might still be in the race.

Meanwhile, Jeck admitted in their confessional that they were hurt by Derek’s words. For the 28-year-old wife of basketball star Rico Helterbrand, the race had been one of the hardest things they have ever done.  She prayed and asked for people not to judge them and apologized if they ever disrespected and disappointed anyone. At the end of the day, Jeck shared that they had no regrets in joining the race.

Derek’s unanticipated reprimand of team Sexy Besties wasn't the only highlight of this week’s Amazing Race. Another big surprise that came out of this leg is the improved rankings of all-male teams Mag-Ama AJ and Jody Saliba and Mr. Pogi Kelvin Engles and JP Duray who finished first and second, respectively. AJ and Jody dethroned dating couple Phoebe Walker and Matthew Edwards’ from their back-to-back pit stop wins and were able to bag the PHP 200,000.00 cash prize from Shell V Power Nitro+ while Kelvin and JP proved that they really are this season’s “#MiracleBoys” when they placed second after being stuck at the bottom two for the past three legs.  

Team Magkapatid Jet and Yna Cruz placed third, followed by teams Dating Couple Phoebe and Matthew, Chefs Roch Hernandez and Eji Estillore, and Nerds Vincent Yu and Ed Manguan who placed fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.

With only six teams left, “The Amazing Race Philippines 2” continues to become more exciting as tougher challenges await the racers in the 7th leg covering Cebu to Bohol.

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'Be Careful With My Heart' Finale Airs Simultaneously on TV, Web and TFC

Eight days before the finale episode of the country’s number one feel-good habit “Be Careful With My Heart”, ABS-CBN announces ways on how Kapamilya viewers all over the world will get the chance not to miss this much-anticipated happy ever after of Maya (Jodi Sta. Maria) and Ser Chief’s (Richard Yap) love story.

On November 28, fans and supporters can join forces for the “Global Kapit-Bisig Day” finale celebration by tuning in to their TV sets and on the Internet via,, The Filipino Channel website (TFC.TV),

In the last two weeks of the show, what will Maya and Ser Chief have to go through together to finally realize their happy ever after?

Meanwhile, before the “Global Kapit-Bisig Day,” the whole cast of “Be Careful With My Heart” will treat fans and supporters with an afternoon full of surprises and production numbers in their grand finale mall show this Friday (November 21), 5PM, at Market! Market! Taguig City.

Do not miss the “moments of love and happiness” in the last two weeks of “Be Careful With My Heart,” everyday at 11:30AM, before “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN’s Primetanghali. For more updates, log on to, follow @becarefulheart on Twitter, and “like” the show’s official Facebook page at

MYX Mo! 2014 Turns The Big Dome Into One Big Sing-Along Venue, Coverage to Air on November 22

MYX! - Philippines number 1 music channel transformed the Smart-Araneta Colisuem into one big sing-along place during the MYX Mo! 2014 event on November 11, 2014.

MYX, the #1 music channel brought together the best and the brightest in the Pinoy music scene at MYX MO! 2014. Among those who performed their all-hits with thousand of fans who flocked the venue are Rico Blanco, Christian Bautista, Karylle, Yeng Constantino, Erik Santos, Julie Ann San Jose, Clarisse De Guzman, Morisette Amon, Jovit Baldivino, Jonalyn Viray, Jay-Ar, Sponge Cola, Salbakuta, Kamikazee, Enchong Dee, Angeline Quinto and more.

Check out some of the photos taken during the event:

The full coverage of MYX Mo! 2014 will air on Saturday, November 22 on MYX SkyCable Channel 23. 

Proceeds of MYX Mo! 2014 will be used to rehabilitate a learning haven for the students of Osmeña Elementary School, as well as to purchase story books and other reading materials for the Osmeña Elementary School students. Osmeña Elementary School was one of the schools located in one severely affected barangay in Samar by Typhoon Yolanda. Rehabilitation is ongoing, and Programa Genio already has teacher training and feeding programs in place.

Here's What to Expect in One Direction Four Album

World's famous British pop boy group One Direction, on Monday, released their fourth studio album simply called "Four".

The album, released in time for the holiday shopping season, features a gradually mature sound of heartthrobs Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlins but retains One Direction's style of fresh-faced pop but increasingly incorporates rock elements, with several tracks resembling the power ballads of 1980s arena bands.

The first track, "Steal My Girl," opens the album with keyboards reminiscent of Journey's hits before quickly merging into the boy band style of a polished vocal chorus.

One Direction, unlike earlier generations of synthesizer-driven boy bands, has always embraced guitar. On the latest album, the guitar leads the way on several tracks including "Clouds" and "Stockholm Syndrome."

The lyrics revolve around familiar themes of youthful love but also repeatedly speak of coming to terms with getting "older," with the band's senior member Louis Tomlinson hitting the ripe age of 23 next month.

"Let's have another toast to the girl almighty / Let's pray we stay young, stay made of lightning," Niall Horan sings on "Girl Almighty."

The ballad "18" waxes nostalgic for that age: "I want to love, like you made me feel when we were 18."

"Act My Age," which appears on the album's deluxe edition, predicts the future with dread, with the first verse running, 

"When I'm fat and old and my kids think I'm a joke, 'cause I move a little slow when I dance/ I can count on you after all that we've been through."

Just like KathNiel and JaDine, You Too Can Have Your "Happy Ever After" Read to Find Out How #UnliLove

What do Philippine showbiz' well-loved loveteams Kathryn Bernardo - Daniel Padilla, James Reid - Nadine Lustre, and Elmo Magalona - Janine Gutierrez have in common?

Undeniable "chemistry". 

And that is very true when finding your one true love. When you meet someone that takes your breath away, someone who makes you smile for no reason other than just thinking about him/her, the one that matches you but fell short in expressing your emotions, don't have the guts to tell how you feel....what would you do? Call him/her? Text him/her? Send him/her love messages online? 

But what if you run out of resources? 

Worry no more, here comes Smart Unli Call and Text 50 to help you find the one that almost got away.

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The second strength of the offer is the strong Unli Call & Text inclusion. The rise of dual sim users across the category has given a premium on All network texts offers while the continued growth of Sun makes the Trinet Calls inclusion a viable component to have.

When put together, Unli Call and Text 50 becomes one of the strongest and best value proposition that is available nationally. It also curves subscriber behavior to increase usage by locking them in over a longer validity at a big discount as compared to a per day cost.

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Solenn Heusaff Join Hajji Alejandro, Rico J. Puno, Rey Valera and Marco Sison in Solaire's "OPM Legends: The Reunion" Concert

This might be your last chance to see the country's best of the best concert artists such as Hajji Alejandro, Rico J. Puno, Rey Valera, and Marco Sison perform in one stage. 

On November 21 at 8PM, Solaire Resort and Casino presents the four legendary Pinoy artists in one night of music, laughter and pure talent in a concert called "OPM Legends: The Reunion".

Joining them is Kapuso sexy actress-singer Solenn Heusaff who is set to add fire to the event with her red-hot performance.

You can buy your  "OPM Legends: The Reunion" concert tickets at Solaire Concierge (888-888) and TicketWorld Manila ( ‪


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Iza Calzado and John Prats Set to Transfer to GMA-7

Is John Prats ready to become a Kapuso star? A decision he thought would boost his showbiz career.

On Friday, November 14, John's manager Arnold Vegafria was spotted having a meeting with GMA Network executives prompting rumors that he is planning to switch network. Among Arnold pool of talents include Kapuso stars Iya Villania and Martin del Rosario who both left ABS-CBN in favor of GMA-7, Carla Abellana, Jessa Zaragoza, and John's sister Camille Prats.

John, a homegrown Kapamilya star, started with the network at an early age of 8 and has been in the network since then. He is currently seen in late night gag show "Banana Nite" and Sunday noontime variety show "ASAP 19".

Meanwhile, Iza Calzado, a former Kapuso actress turned Kapamilya is also eying a possibility of moving back to GMA Network after her contract expires in 2015.

Iza's latest TV project is Piolo Pascual starrer "Hawak Kamay" which is set to air its finale episode next Friday. In the series, Iza plays support to child stars Zaijan Jaranilla, Andrea Brillantes, Xyriel Manabat and Yesha Camile - a role that she doesn't think fitting to her stature as an actress not challenging enough to display her acting prowess.




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