Saturday, June 4, 2016

Atty. Michael J. Gurfinkel to Answer All Immigration Questions Live at TFC 'Citizen Pinoy Goes Live' on June 5


People will get the feeling of an actual ‘live’ consultation right in the comfort of their homes.

This was how leading U.S. immigration lawyer Michael J. Gurfinkel described the show, “Citizen Pinoy Goes Live”, which is set for this Sunday, June 5 only on ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel (TFC).

This milestone is part of Citizen Pinoy's continued desire to bring public service to Filipino communities across the U.S.

I’m very excited about going live. Now it will be real-time contact and more interaction with our viewers,” said Gurfinkel.

Audiences are encouraged to already send in questions at www.facebook.com/GurfinkelLaw or by calling 1-650-569-1774 or 1-650-569-1835.

The live telecast of Citizen Pinoy – will be seen on June 5, Sunday at 6:15 PM (Eastern and Pacific versions) on TFC.  (For other time zones, please check your local carrier listings).

Nadine Lustre is FHM Sexiest Woman 2016 in Partial Result


Can she be this year's sexiest? 

Watch Nadine Lustre's journey to FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2016 Video:



Nadine Lustre leads the partial result of FHM Sexiest Women 2016 poll. Ejecting last year's sexiest Jennylyn Mercado and previous week's leader Jessy Mendiola in the top post. Former 2-time FHM sexiest Angel Locsin is in fourth place, while actress-singer Rhian Ramos rounded up the top five. 2011 and 2012 sexiest Sam Pinto is visible out of the Top 10 list. 




This is a huge jump for Nadine who only placed 49th in last year's edition of the annual poll. 

The FHM Philippines poll will end on June 15.

TV5 Airs Exclusive Coverage of Gilas Pilipinas vs Iran and Turkey on June 8 and July 1



The heat is back on for basketball fans as the days come closer for the most awaited FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.  While all eyes are fixed for the judgment days on July 5 to 10, the Philippine team is in for a series of tune up events including a faceoff with Asia's powerhouse team, Iran in the Gilas Road to Glory on June 8 at the SMART Araneta Coliseum, live on TV5.  Gilas Road to Glory is in preparation for the FIBA OQT that will decide the remaining slots for the Men's Basketball event in the most coveted RIO 2016 Olympic Games.

After Gilas' fateful triumph against the mighty contenders of Iran last year, the Pinoy national team is set for a surely exciting home court tune up game. Gilas' win over the towering Iranian basketball heroes in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship was the first time in recent history that placed the Philippines in a fashionably victorious finish in Group E. With a score of 87 – 73, team Gilas swept off Iran, one of Asia's strongest teams and then defending champion. The faceoff between Iran and the Philippines in the coming Gilas Road to Glory is an opportunity for the Philippine team to defend their win from their last match and at the same time a great occasion to test the team as they go against one of their biggest and strongest opponents before their much bigger fight in the FIBA OQT.  Pinoy basketball fans will surely enjoy watching live the mighty Gilas home court heroes as they go head to head with the Iranian team who gave them their hard earned victory during the FIBA Asia Championship.  Tickets for the Gilas Road to Glory: Philippines vs. Iran are now on sale through Ticketnet outlets.

Aside from the sure action in the exciting tune up game between the Philippines and Iran, what most Pinoy basketball fans is excited to know is the official final 12 Gilas line up.  Catch this awaited revelation in the Gilas Road to Glory Final 12 Show on June 26, 6:30pm-7:30pm live on TV5.

Another tune up game to watch out for in the Gilas Road to Glory is Philippines vs. Turkey on July 1, 7pm at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Turkey is one of the teams coming to Manila for the FIBA OQT in July, together with France, Canada, Senegal and New Zealand. The Turkish team is part of Group A to compete with Canada during the FIBA OQT opening day on July 5 and with Senegal on July 7.

Gilas Road to Glory is a call for the country's support for the Philippine team in their tune up games as they prepare for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Buy your tickets now at Ticketnet outlets and for ticket inquiries contact 911-5555 or check www.ticketnet.com.ph

Witness as Gilas Pilipinas play against powerhouse teams, Iran and Turkey. Catch the live action on TV5 and updates at Sports5.ph.LABAN PILIPINAS!

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Friday, June 3, 2016

TFC@theMovies Releases 'Love Me Tomorrow' in Theaters Worldwide Starting June 3


Star Cinema defies time and tradition as it brings together three of the most exciting names in the Philippine entertainment industry – Piolo Pascual, Coleen Garcia and Dawn Zulueta in a story of three people who get entangled in a love that knows no bounds, “Love Me Tomorrow,” premiering worldwide starting June 3 via TFC@theMovies.

“Love Me Tomorrow” brings together Pascual and Zulueta in their first on-screen team-up as Christy Gonzales and JC Rivera, two individuals, unlikely to strike up a relationship given their age difference.

Christy is a forty something woman who married quite early and has spent the rest of her married life as a devoted wife and mother.  After her husband dies and her children leaves for life overseas, she enters a new phase in her own as an entrepreneur.

In the course of her new life, she meets JC, a man in his late twenties who defies his parents’ wishes and pursues a career as a disc jock instead of managing his family’s business.

With JC, Christy feels a renewed spirit while in Christy, JC finds himself wanting to become a better version of himself.

The non-traditional kind of love is met by mixed reactions especially opposition from Janine (Garcia), a fashion icon who can get the men she wants but not the man she most wants – JC.

Meantime, the relationship that crosses generations gets the acceptance from Christy’s friends but defiance from her children (Maxine Magalona). It may have gotten the admiration of some of JC’s colleagues but it was, much to the chagrin of some of his loved ones, a reality they had to face.

Faced with their personal differences and these feedback, can love truly surpass the challenges and frailties, and sustain the bond that broke the bounds for Christy and JC?

Find out in this movie directed by Gino Santos with a script written and developed by Jeff Stelton and G3 San Diego, “Love Me Tomorrow.”

“Love Me Tomorrow” will have worldwide screenings via TFC@theMovies starting this week: June 3 in the US and Canada; June 3 in Saipan; June 4 in Europe; June 9 in the Middle East; June 9 in Australia and New Zealand; June 10 in Papua New Guinea; and a one day special screening in Singapore and Malaysia on June 19.

For more information, visit http://tfc-usa.com, www.tfc-ca.com/lovemetomorrow,
emea.kapamilya.com or visit TFC’s facebook pages worldwide.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Emilia Clarke Finds Love in 'Me Before You'



British actress Emilia Clarke takes a 360-degree turn from her famous Mother of Dragons character, Daenerys, in "Game of Thrones" to portray the wide-eyed, endearing Louisa, in New Line Cinema's heart-tugging romance, "Me Before You." 

"What drew me to this movie were the words of Jojo Moyes, the book first and then the script," explains Clarke. "I was hooked on page one and so excited to play a character with such charm and sincerity, who is so authentically and brilliantly British, and with such a lovely arc in her story." With no clear direction in her life, quirky and creative Lou works hard as a waitress in a small café in order to help her family make ends meet. 

"Louisa is a happy-go-lucky, very content girl," observes Clarke of her character. "When we first meet her, she is working at The Buttered Bun Café, serving tea and scones. She's very good at it, she loves the clientele, and we see she's a sweet kind of caring girl who just wants to do well." 





But times are tough and Lou is let go. Knowing her income is as crucial as her skill set is minimal, she tells her local job placement agent that she'll happily try anything. Her naturally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge as caregiver and companion to Will Traynor. A once robust young man, he became wholly dependent on others due to an accident two years prior, and his whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye.

Director Thea Sharrock says, "Lou lives with her parents, her sister, her grandpa and her nephew in a very small house in a very small town. But her mum doesn't have a job, Granddad doesn't have a job, and Dad now doesn't have a job, so her small income is a very big deal. Yet her outlook remains a sunny one."

To find an actress who could play positive under pressure, the filmmakers cast a wide net. "We saw hundreds of girls, and I had Skyped with Emilia about the role, but I can honestly say that when she walked in to audition and did her first scene, it was literally like Lou was in the room," Sharrock recalls. "There was no question. Her energy was exactly right; like Lou, she was just a breath of fresh air."

Clarke had an easy rapport with the first-time feature director. "Thea is just the greatest, I love her. You'd never, ever, know that this was her first film," she declares. "It's a testimony to her intelligence, her integrity and her work ethic that working on this project, with its very tricky subject matter, felt almost effortless. She was so giving and always had a smile and a laugh to put us at ease, and that trickled down to everyone. I never felt like I was working."

Based on the critically acclaimed, bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes, New Line Cinema's and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' "Me Before You" stars Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones") and Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games" movies), under the direction of renowned theatre director Thea Sharrock, making her feature film directorial debut.

Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go…

When Louisa Clark—Lou, as she's known—unexpectedly loses her waitressing job she must scramble to replace the income that her tight-knit family depends upon. Desperation drives her to take a job as a caregiver to Will Traynor, a man who used to be a wealthy banker with an adventurous soul, living life to the very fullest, but for whom those days are in the past. After a tragic accident, Will lost the desire to live and now keeps everyone at a distance with his caustic, overbearing attitude. But unlike his family, Lou refuses to tiptoe around him or cater to his moods. In fact, her sparkling personality and easy nature are hard for even Will to ignore, and soon enough each becomes exactly what the other needs.

Set for release across the Philippines on June 15, "Me Before You" is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

The film's Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available to download/stream via digital stores starting June 3. Get the CD for only Php 459.00 at Astroplus/Astrovision stores starting June 10.

Daniel Padilla Humiliated by Fans in Isabela, His Reaction? Kagulat-gulat!


Daniel Padilla's professionalism was once again tested when a (not so) fan humiliated him during a live performance in his recent out-of-town show.

 

Just recently, Facebook user Kenneth Talosig Ringor IV posted a video of Kapamilya King of Hearts performing "Hinahanap-Hanap Kita" after a live audience in Ilagan City Sports Complex in Isabela when a group of male audience made a scene that caught everyone's attention including Daniel. It was reported that the group called Daniel names and even showed him the middle finger.

 

The video below shows Daniel talking with the event security on stage before approaching the audience saying: "Oh ano? Nasan na kayo?" He then walked on the other side of the stage and murmured "#*+%@& pala kayo" that made the event's organizers decide to switch his microphone off.

 

Check out the video at https://youtu.be/A3-6hDS-96s

 

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Julie Anne San Jose Graduates from College


Kapuso award-winning singer/host/actress/endorser/recording artist and concert performer Julie Anne San Jose is looking forward to a new chapter in her life as she graduated from college on Tuesday.

Julie Anne graduated from Angelicum College in Quezon City, majoring in Communication Arts. 

She admitted that finishing her degree while managing a singing career resulted in "sleepless nights, fatigue and even disappointments."

"I've realized it's okay to admit I wasn't perfect, I was struggling. I've juggled work and studies, yet managed to survive," she wrote as the caption to her graduation photo she shared to her more than 500,000 followers on Instagram.

"As I went through four and a half years, I've learned that it pays not to worry so much about where you ranked but rather think about the joy you get with what you do.

"Life doesn't offer us a smooth path. There will always be tough times, regrets and failures as well as success, reward and happiness," San Jose added.

"It's been a long road but with hard work and patience, anything is possible. This is certainly a huge milestone. The tassel's worth the hassle," she concluded.

And there was everything. Sleepless nights, fatigue and even disappointments, but those were transient emotions brought by much studying and lack of rest sometimes. I've realized it's okay to admit I wasn't perfect, i was struggling. I've juggled work and studies, yet managed to survive. I definitely have to say that it's all worth it. As I went through four and a half years, i've learned that it pays not to worry so much about where you ranked but rather think about the joy you get with what you do. Life doesn't offer us a smooth path. There will always be tough times, regrets and failures as well as success, reward and happiness. Before closing this chapter, it's pertinent to thank the people who continue to inspire me. My family who raised me, for the guidance and unconditional love; my friends and peers, for joining me in the fight for life, and making all efforts fulfilled; my professors and teachers, for imparting profound wisdom; and lastly, God for the blessings and the wonderful gift of knowledge. It's been a long road but with hardwork and patience, anything is possible. This is certainly a huge milestone.. The tassel's worth the hassle. San Jose, Julie Anne P. Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, 2016
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Is it True? Keanna Reeves Reveals ONS with Luis Manzano, Jake Cuenca and John Prats


Is it true? Keanna Reeves and Luis Manzano? One-night stand? Cmon!

Keanna during her May 30 guesting on the hit podcast show "Good Time with Mo" with Mo Twister and Mara Aquino revealed that he once had s%x with the Kapamilya host.




Aside from Luis, Keanna also said that she did the same with other actors like Jake Cuenca, Cogie Domingo, John Prats, Joseph Bitangcol and Jay Manalo.




The morning after, Keanna, through her Facebook account, appeals to the public not to take her revelations seriously as those are old issues already.

"GOODMORNING!!! sa lahat po ng nakapanuod kagabi ng GTWM wag nyo nalang masyado seryusohin if ever may namention man akong names kasi po lumang issue napo yon...

"Naissue na po yon 10 years ago na po at nanahimik na sila at dala lang yon ng kabataan," she posted.




Are you also doubting Keanna's revelation about her alleged one-night stand with these actors? Are we expecting these gentlemen to strike back?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Miriam Defensor-Santiago Rushed to Makati Medical Center ICU


Narciso Santiago Jr. admitted that his wife, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is now in the intensive care unit of the Makati Medical Center since Tuesday night, May 31, due to pneumonia complication after she was rushed to the hospital on Monday.

In 2014, Santiago was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, but revealed during the  campaign season that she had been cured. However, she recently she revealed that she is suffering from anorexia (inability to eat), a side-effect of her medication.

In the statement, Mr. Santiago advised the public that visitors are not allowed and that gifts and flowers will not be accepted. He, however, assured the public that his wife is bearing well with her trademark sense of humor.

"Miriam said that she thanks all her family, friends, supporters, fans, and others who helped pray for her recovery and sent their well-wishes on Facebook," he said in the statement.

TFC Brings 'Asian Fest 2016' in Southern California this Saturday, June 4


A first in the United States, Southern California’s South Coast Plaza will feature ASEAN FEST 2016: Celebration of Southeast Asian Nations Arts & Culture on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel, in the spirit of honoring and strengthening the very diverse community it belongs to, is one of the big Asian channels and networks in the United States that are media partners of the event.

The festival is open to the public from 1:00pm to 6:00pm in Carousel Court, Level 1, and will celebrate the diversity of arts and cultures among South East Asian countries. Highlights include diverse cultural performances, and a variety of artisan presentations showcasing arts & crafts, and historical background.

An entertaining and educational event, ASEAN Fest 2016 will expose the variety of exhibitions from the Consulate representative of ASEAN countries, ASEAN business, companies and communities. In addition, there are a variety of cultural performances, including a fashion show that will entertain guests to experience the ASEAN lifestyles. The festival will be represented by Consul Generals from the ten member nations of ASEAN that include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Performances will take place on stage in Carousel Court, Level 1 at 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Lucky drawings are to be held at 2:00pm, 4:00pm and 5:00pm for a variety of prizes. A special grand prize drawing of a roundtrip airline ticket to any Southeast Asian destination by China Airlines will take place at 6:00pm.

ASEAN Fest 2016 is founded and organized by Inspire NUSA, Inc. (INUSA) and ACHA Productions, co-organized by 8sian Media and sponsored by South Coast Plaza aspires to unify the spirit of ASEAN Community in the United States and support the growing ASEAN economy market.

The ASEAN FEST 2016 is designed and organized to promote ASEAN Identity and to celebrate the South East Asians Arts and Culture in conjunction with the recent launch of ASEAN Community 2015 (AC15) during ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur last year,’ added Nellsen Young, President & CEO of Inspire NUSA, Inc.

We are honored to have been selected by ASEAN and the relationship that identifies South Coast Plaza as the first in the U.S. to celebrate the diversity of Arts & Culture of the South East Asian countries and their respective Council Generals,” says Werner Escher, Director of Domestic & International Markets, South Coast Plaza.

He added that, “It is no wonder that South Coast Plaza is recognized as Where the World Comes to Shop & Dine. Walking our streetscape is to catch a glimpse of the boutiques, restaurants and stores that represent the wares and fine dining of 17 countries, many of whom are represented by ASEAN.”

The ASEAN Fest will be held on June 4, 2016 from 1pm to 6pm at the South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 in Carousel Court, Level 1. Open to the public. For more information about the festival, please contact aseanfest.usa@gmail.com

John Lloyd Cruz Becomes the First Southeast Asian to Receive an Award at 15th New York Film Festival


John Lloyd Cruz is one of the three recipients of the Star Asia award, the first Filipino and Southeast Asian actor to receive the award, which will be given at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival in the US, which will run from June 22 to July 25. 

The other Star Asia awardees for 2016 include Miriam Yeung from Hong Kong and Lee Byung-hun from South Korea.

Filipina actress Teri Malvar, on the other hand, will receive the Screen International Rising Star Asia Award for the movie “Hamog,” along with China’s Jelly Lin and Japan’s Ayano Go.

John Lloyd and Teri are expected to attend this year’s New York Asian Film Festival with fellow Filipinos Sid Lucero, Gwen Zamora, Annicka Dolonius and Monster Jimenez of “Apocalypse Child,” and “Honor Thy Father” producer Dondon Monteverde.

Watch Besties Vice Ganda and Coco Martin for Only P30 this Weekend


The Kapamilya Box Office (KBO) will make ABS-CBN TVplus users break into fits of laughter this weekend (June 4-5) as it airs “Beauty and The Bestie,” the highest grossing Filipino movie of all time for P30.

Families will get to witness the crazy and funny adventures that will test the friendship between certified besties Vice Ganda and Coco Martin. James Reid and Nadine Lustre will also add a dose of kilig into the mix, while child superstars Marco Masa and Alonzo Muhlach showcase their charm and wit.

Completing the family’s movie marathon fix are the romantic drama film “You’re Still the One” starring Maja Salvador and Dennis Trillo, the horror film “Pagpag” top billed by Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, and the foreign film “Griffin & Phoenix.”

Families also have a chance to catch-up on missed episodes of “Dolce Amore” via a marathon airing this weekend on KBO.

To enjoy a movie bonding with the family this weekend, load P30 on your ABS-CBNmobile SIM and use it to register by texting KBO JUNE4 TVplus box ID to 2131.

To know the seven-character box ID, press the INFO button of the TVplus remote control. Once a text confirmation is received, press SCAN on the TVplus remote control to activate KBO on the ABS-CBN TVplus’ 7th channel. For remote controls without a SCAN button, press the MAIL button. KBO logo will be displayed on the 7th channel after scanning.

The Kapamilya Box Office (KBO) is the newest feature of ABS-CBN TVplus that allows families to have more TV bonding moments at home via commercial-free weekend movie marathons for P30. Movies airing on KBO can also be seen via iWant TV on ABS-CBNmobile.

For users who don’t have an ABS-CBNmobile SIM, the SIM is available in any SM store, 7-Eleven branch, telco tiangge, and the ABS-CBNmobile store priced at P30. Users may also order through text by sending SIM DELIVERY to 23661.

All ABS-CBN TVplus boxes priced at P1,999 are bundled with an ABS-CBNmobile prepaid SIM and are available in any accredited retail outlets, sales agents, and dealers.

Meanwhile, load for ABS-CBNmobile is available in SM Store, SM Savemore, 7-Eleven, Cebuana Lhuillier, Generika at sari-sari stores or telco tiangges na may autoload max.

The Kapamilya Box Office of ABS-CBN TVplus is available in GMA, Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Benguet, Metro Cebu, Davao City, and Cagayan de Oro.

Don’t miss a weekly fun family bonding only with commercial-free movie screenings via Kapamilya Box Office. For more information on weekly movie line-up, visit tvplus.abs-cbn.com and follow ABS-CBN TVplus on Facebook. For queries, text KBO HELP to 23661.

Sarah Geronimo is One Proud MEGA


With the national elections well behind us, it is time to forge a singular path and build this country into a great nation. Driven by the celebration of the connections and relationships that binds us, it is with much pleasure that MEGA present its Pinoy Pride issue in time for Independence Day celebration this June.

With music and a storied journey threading through her life, Sarah Geronimo gives a voice to an unparalleled sense of pride that inspires a nation that if you will it, your dream can soar, too.

 


Celebrating connections in all its forms, MEGA take off on an unprecedented adventure to Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao where they bring to life fashion fantasies rooted in Filipino folklore, legends and myths. Rediscover these gems and uncover brand new truths tucked within the lush islands, as well as brand new truths we are most proud to reveal. It goes without saying that this issue is packed with all the best that the Filipinos can offer in fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

Also this month, the mindset revolution towards #TheNewPH continues, as we celebrate the power of unity by bringing Filipinos together in building a better Philippines.

 


Grab MEGA Magazine latest issue now, available in bookstores and newsstands nationwide, or download the e-magazine via:
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Google Play: goo.gl/Pu2HU9
Magzter: goo.gl/oVYjDc

James Reid and Nadine Lustre Release their First Magazine Cover as a Couple


James Reid and Nadine Lustre graced the 2-cover issue of Preview Magazine for its 21st anniversary issue this June 2016. And yes, it's their first magazine cover as a couple. 

They're young, wild, free....and loving it! 

Sexier, Bolder Rachel Anne Daquiz on FHM June 2016 Cover


We first saw her flaunt her sexy bod worthy of a FHM magazine cover back in 2014. Now, the former team captain of FEU Lady Tamaraws Rachel Anne Daquiz suits up once again for FHM June 2016 cover.




FHM June 2016 is now available in supermarkets, convenience stores, newsstands, and bookstores nationwide!

#GwapoOverload: Otap and Dried Mango Bus Vendor

Another gwapo kid on the loose is about to taste the "Kapuso" way of spotlight. Check out if this cute otap and dried mango bus vendor can tickle your fancy.

Full List: Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet Secretaries, Do You Agree?


President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, after making a full list of his cabinet secretaries public, declared he has no post available to Vice President Leni Robredo because he's keen on putting a premium on friendship over qualifications in choosing cabinet secretaries. 

"Bakit ko sya kakausapin? Alam mo, wala ako talaga. I am non-committal ako diyan. You know why? Kilala ko si Bongbong Marcos, I do not want to hurt him. Si Leni, she should understand that she belongs to the opposite side. There is no law that exists that is a compelling reason for her to be a member of the Cabinet," he said.

Meanwhile, here's a list of his cabinet members according to ABS-CBNNews:

Executive Secretary - Salvador Medialdea
Presidential Spokesperson - Salvador Panelo
Agrarian Reform - Rafael Mariano
Agriculture - Emmanuel Piñol
Budget and Management - Benjamin Diokno
Education - Leonor Briones
Energy - Alfonso Cusi
Finance- Carlos Dominguez
Foreign Affairs - Perfecto Yasay Jr.
National Bureau of Investigation - Dante Gierran
Interior and Local Government (Secretary) - Mike Sueno
Interior and Local Gov't (Undersecretary) - Catalino Cuy
Justice - Vitaliano Aguirre II
Labor and Employment - Silvestre Bello III
National Defense - Delfin Lorenzana
National Economic and Development Authority - Ernesto Pernia
National Security Adviser - Hermogenes Esperon Jr.
Public Works and Highways - Mark Villar
Science and Technology - Fortunato Dela Peña
Social Welfare and Development - Judy Taguiwalo
Transportation and Communication- Arthur Tugade
Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process - Jesus Dureza
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief - Ronald Dela Rosa
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief - Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya
Cabinet Secretary - Leoncio Evasco Jr.
Solicitor General - Jose Calida
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) - Andrea Domingo
Presidential Assistant for the Visayas - Mike Diño
Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) - Martin Delgra
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) - Isidro Lapena
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) - Ricardo Jalad
Bureau of Immigration (BI) - Jaime Morente
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) - Cesar Dulay
Land Transportation Office (LTO) - Edgar Galvante
National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) - Alex Monteagudo

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Charice is MEGA Man's Featured Star this June 2016


In a move that can only be described as bold and daring, MEGA Man tread unprecedented waters with headline-making international singing sensation Charice on the cover of MEGA Man.

Looking equal parts sartorial and rugged in dressed up denim from the best of local and menswear and of course, Levi's, Charice speaks her truth so we can come to know and understand on the most personal level yet. By most accounts, this has never been done before and whatever way the pendulum will swing, this was move worth taking.

Also this month, MEGA Man joins MEGA Magazine in celebrating the power of unity through its #TheNewPH campaign.

Grab a copy of MEGA Magazine latest issue in the nearest bookstore or newsstand nationwide.


(Movie Poster) Star Trek Beyond



Paramount Pictures' third installment of the J.J. Abrams-produced "Star Trek" film franchise has gone above and "Beyond" for four of its characters, giving them their own individual one-sheets, in addition to a new international teaser poster. The film opens across the Philippines on July 20.

Getting the star treatment are new character Jaylah (Sofia Boutella) and returning favorites Spock (Zachary Quinto), Bones (Karl Urban) and Chekov (Anton Yelchin).



The highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin ("The Fast and the Furious" franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In "Beyond," the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
 


"Star Trek Beyond" reunites Jon Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin. Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Lydia Wilson and Joe Taslim are joining the cast. The film's writers are Roberto Orci & John D. Payne & Patrick Mckay; and Douglas Jung & Simon Pegg.

"Star Trek Beyond" is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.


#GwapoOverload: Jake Ejercito for Garage Magazine


Jake Ejercito looks every inch a gwapo in the June 2016 issue of Garage Magazine. Out now in magazine stands nationwide!




Temperatures are rising with actor Jake Ejercito on Garage Magazine June 2016 cover. 

Get to know the latest television heartthrob on his very first solo men's magazine cover this June. Heading back to campus? See where you can get the most stylish university-friendly wardrobe staples and hairstyles on the new and improved @garagemagazine. Grab your copy today!

‪#‎JakeXGarage‬

Watch: Mother and Daughter Haunted by Evil Spirits in 'The Conjuring 2'



Every parent's greatest fear is seeing their child in pain. But what if that child's source of pain is indescribable, unreachable, and may not even be real? In Warner Bros. Pictures' new horror thriller "The Conjuring 2," it becomes clear for Peggy Hodgson, that something supremely evil has permeated her London home and infiltrated her own daughter, Janet. It's equally clear that there seems to be absolutely nothing she can do to protect her family.

British actress Frances O'Connor, who portrays the overwhelmed Peggy, says, "She's a single mum with four kids living in a council house, so at the start of the film, life's already pretty tough. She's got no money and her husband's not paying any support, so there's a lot of strain within the house. Pretty quickly some small, paranormal things happen and Peggy is so stressed she doesn't even see that it's there."

Until slowly, things begin to escalate. "One night, she is finally confronted by it when the girls' wardrobe just slams across the room and hits a door. And from there it just gets much worse."

O'Connor was aware of the incidents at the real Hodgson home at the time they occurred. "I'd read the stories and seen those pictures of the girls levitating, that kind of thing, and found it quite terrifying. There was a lot of documentation. So when the script came to me, I was interested in telling that story."

In casting the part of the haunted daughter, director James Wan admits, "I think the hardest role to cast was Janet Hodgson, to find a young actress who could really capture the vulnerability of what this 11-year-old girl went through, and I've got to say, we are so fortunate to have found Madison Wolfe."

With so much of the film's believability riding on her portrayal of a possessed young girl, he adds, "She was able to play Janet's innocence and naiveté at the beginning, but then slowly change her as she becomes more affected - and infected - by this entity that's living in her house."

Wolfe says modestly of her character, "I think she's very smart and a sweet girl, but when these things start happening to her, it affects her a lot, like it would anybody."

Vera Farmiga easily sings her young costar's praises. "Maddy Wolfe is very impressive, very savvy, for such a young age. She has so much stamina, and she went inward and downward into these cavernous depths of negativity, yet she's really a lighthearted and joyful child. It was quite surprising to watch because she'd go deep in a take and then just snap out of it and talk clinically about it to James, and then go right back into it. It's just a very finely tuned instrument that she has and in my opinion her performance is nothing short of astounding."

Patrick Wilson had worked with Wolfe previously, though her performance - including her English accent - were so good he didn't realize it was the same actress at the script read-through. "I kept thinking she might be a girl in my son's school, that she was the British counterpart of this other child I've seen," he recalls. "But then, at the end of the reading, she told me she'd played my daughter in another film, and out comes this Louisiana accent! Granted, we didn't have a lot of scenes together in the earlier film and it was a few years before, but her accent for this film was so good I had no idea she wasn't English."

Opening across the Philippines on Thursday, June 09, "The Conjuring 2" is a New Line Cinema presentation and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Joyce Pring Denies Engagement with Sam YG


Immediately after reports saying she and Sam YG officially sealed their relationship to "forever," Joyce Pring refutes the same reports as posted on Instagram account. 




In her post, the sexy DJ/host said: "Isang magandang umaga sa atin na mga naniniwala sa kahit anong makita sa social media.✌🏽️ #palawan #joythtotheworld #kalmaguys 😜😜😜" Ouch!




Sam YG and Joyce Pring are Enganged


It's official! Sam YG is totally off the market as he announced engangement with Joyce Pring. Is this true?




Tony Toni, their common friend and Sam's co-host in Magic 89.9 hit radio show "Boys Night Out," posted a photo of the couple with a caption that confirms the news, he posted: "In 2016 The Philippines has a new President & a VP! But most importantly I'd like to congratulate @_samyg and @joycepring for finally making their relationship official on Facebook!! It ain't official till you announce it on FB!! You both deserve each other. Don't forget to put 💍on the left hand !!! 🍾🔥👰🏼 Never would I have dreamt that you'd propose this quickly but as they say when you know, you just know!! Yes I will host your wedding !!! #engagement #triptoforever #bestfriends #neverholdback #sampring #ChangeIsComingMotherfuckers"


Sunday, May 29, 2016

(Music Video) 7 Minutes - Darren Espanto feat. Stephanie Lagera


Check out the 1D 'Drag Me Down' inspired music video for Darren Espanto's latest song titled "7 Minutes" featuring upcoming model-actress Stephanie Lagera.




"7 Minutes" is Darren's latest single off his sophomore album “Be With Me” under MCA Music.

Rodrigo Duterte Reveals Malacanang's Hidden Secret: 'May mumu diyan sa Malacanang, lima.'


Rodrigo Duterte, in a media briefing at a hotel in Davao late Saturday, said he would try to come home to Davao from Manila as often as he could.

Explaining his preference to shuttle between Manila and Davao, Duterte said: “Yung kama ko is my comfort zone. May prejudice ako sa Malacanang… Talagang may mumu diyan, lima.

Duterte earlier said he would rather sleep on a plywood cot than spend the night in the centuries-old presidential palace, which he said was haunted.
The 71-year-old incoming President, who is known for working late into the night, also said that his official schedule would start at 1 p.m.

My day starts at 1. Wala akong pakialam sa 8 to 5 ninyo,” Duterte told reporters. - ABS-CBNNews

Kris Aquino Team up with Antonio Trillanes to Plot Against Rodrigo Duterte?


"A complete lie!" says Kris Aquino of the report saying she met with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who lost in the vice presidential race, in Hawaii recently to plot against incoming President Rodrigo Duterte.

The former ABS-CBN star took to Instagram to refute the rumors, which was published by tahonews.com, saying she has never spoken against the president-elect Duterte.


Check every post, interview, speech, kahit pa print pa natin lahat ng text messages ko - I have never spoken against President Elect Duterte- hanapin nyo pa his Kris Tv guesting when we taped in Davao & I said wish kong mag OJT sa city hall nya. I am peacefully spending time w/ my sons, bumabawi sa kanila ng bongga because for too long I was a workaholic Mom- and this time is all for them. I debated whether to address this chismis about Sen. Trillanes & me, heard about it yesterday from a cousin, a close friend, and an ABS coworker. I realized I'd let the malicious liars succeed by keeping quiet because by ignoring the made up Hawaii meet up- may maniniwala & may madadagdag na teleserye plot twists. I do have this venue w/ more than 2 million followers to tell the TRUTH. HINDI KAMI NAGTAGPO SA HAWAII ni Senator Trillanes. Kung gagawa ng script para siraan ako- mas galingan nyo naman please??? 🤔
A photo posted by Kris Aquino 🇵🇭 (@kriscaquino) on


"Check every post, interview, speech, kahit pa print pa natin lahat ng text messages ko - I have never spoken against President Elect Duterte- hanapin nyo pa his Kris Tv guesting when we taped in Davao & I said wish kong mag OJT sa city hall nya.

I am peacefully spending time w/ my sons, bumabawi sa kanila ng bongga because for too long I was a workaholic Mom- and this time is all for them.


I debated whether to address this chismis about Sen. Trillanes & me, heard about it yesterday from a cousin, a close friend, and an ABS coworker. I realized I'd let the malicious liars succeed by keeping quiet because by ignoring the made up Hawaii meet up- may maniniwala & may madadagdag na teleserye plot twists. I do have this venue w/ more than 2 million followers to tell the TRUTH. HINDI KAMI NAGTAGPO SA HAWAII ni Senator Trillanes. Kung gagawa ng script para siraan ako- mas galingan nyo naman please??? 🤔
" she said in a post.


In the June 5, 2013 episode of "Kris TV," Kris told Duterte of her plan to seek his guidance in the field of public service and expressed her desire to undergo an on-the-job training in Davao City. - ABS-CBNnews

Look: Ellen Adarna and Sebastian Duterte Spotted in Siargao


Ellen Adarna and Sebastian Duterte were recently spotted hanging out with friends in Siargao.

In one of the sexy stars Instagram posts, she said: "Sorry hshaha #imnotbasted #siargao soerry girls #duterte #du30" Are they dating?

Watch "Ellen Adarna and Sebastian Duterte in Siargao" video below:


Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla Win Philippines Most Influential Endorsers of 2016

Most-Influential-KathNiel
 
The formidable love team of King and Queen of Hearts Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo or better known to their followers as KathNiel have just been named “PH’s Most Influential Endorsers for 2016” (Love Team edition) by netizens by virtue of 453,138 total votes they received via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Online Poll. 

In a poll conducted by top entertainment blog starmometer.com that run for almost a month, KathNiel topped the race on both Facebook and Instagram with 225,483 and 194,365 votes, respectively.

Taking the lead on Twitter is AlDub, or the love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, with 34,585 votes. The Kapuso pair garnered a total of 365,502 votes to place second overall.

The online poll, on the other hand, was topped by KimXi (Kim Chiu and Xian Lim) who got 24,650 votes added to their total of 57,918 votes. The “The Story of Us” stars secured third place position.

JaDine, or the love team of James Reid and Nadine Lustre, dropped to fourth place with a total of 47,643 votes while LizQuen, or the love team of Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, settled for fifth place with a total of 16,075 votes.

Here are the final and official results as of 12:00 midnight of May 16, 2016:


Love Team Facebook Twitter Instagram Poll Total
KATHNIEL 225,483 24,165 194,365 9,125 453,138
ALDUB 184,082 34,585 142,178 4,657 365,502
KIMXI 27,980 1,111 4,177 24,650 57,918
JADINE 20,413 8,853 15,876 2,501 47,643
LIZQUEN 8,178 2,363 3,079 2,455 16,075

(Music Video) Born For You - Elmo Magalona, Janella Salvador and David Pomeranz


Here is the official music video of ABS-CBN's uppcoming romantic series "Born For You" starring Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador as performed by internationally renowned musician David Pomeranz.

"Born For You" is based on the Japanese belief on red string of fate. The story revolves around two teenagers whose both red strings of fate are connected to each other, binding them together.

Watch below:


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