Thursday, October 6, 2016

JC Santos Talks About Gay Relationships: 'I am pro love. Love wins!'



JaDine’s third wheel and showbiz’s newest heartthrob JC Santos shares his working experience with James Reid and Nadine Lustre, his message to all the fans, and his take on gay relationships.

Watch the full interview below:



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Did Jake Ejercito Admit He’s The Real Father of Andi Eigenmann's Daughter Ellie?




Jake Ejercito surprised everyone with his meaningful post on Instagram few weeks after Maxx Eigenmann revealed that he is the biological father of Andi Eigenmann’s daughter Ellie.

On his post, Jake seemingly admits that he is truly the father of Ellie. He started his sweet message addressed to the young child by saying that “I’ve been here for you even before your first precious breath- nothing and no one has or will ever change that.”

Jake’s full message:
There will have been a lot of things you’ve heard and read by now and I’m glad you’ve somehow stumbled upon this. Cause this is one of the very few truths that matter.

It may have taken me years to find out by myself, but I’ve been here for you even before your first precious breath- nothing and no one has or will ever change that.

You’ve only brought good things to my life and I promise to do the same to you a hundredfold. Know that everything has been and will always be for you. And that I will hold your hand the whole way through.

I can’t wait till you start asking me questions. Although words will certainly fail to express how much I love you, our love story is filled with fun, optimism, and immeasurable bliss. It’s a story of a million beautiful memories that no one can ever take away from us and I’d endlessly be proud to share it with you.

As we always tell each other whenever we part ways or go to sleep, you will always be my princess and I, your first love.

Stay real and stay bright, my love x”



Few weeks ago, Andi Eigenmann’s sister Maxx revealed to host Mo Twister during her interview on the podcast of Good Times with Mo that Jake is the real father of Ellie.

Surprisingly, Nadine Lustre and Maine Mendoza Share a Lot of Fancy Things



Did you know that Nadine Lustre and Maine Mendoza love fancy stuff? They’re not showy about it because they have their respective local endorsements, but their photos speak for them!




It cannot be denied that these sweethearts love luxurious items! Check out these fancy cutesy stuff of Maine and Nadine that we’ve spotted online:

A pair of Gucci espadrilles. Look at that Chanel powder foundation of Nadz!



In her recent trip in LA, Maine used a leather Gucci backpack.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Look: Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza in Morocco for #MegaNationMoroccoWithAldub


While they are bright, shining stars in their own right, they become a force to be reckoned with together. Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza form the impenetrable AlDub love team, one that has charmed the nation to a noontime standstill. One year later, we whisk them away on a grand adventure in Casablanca and Marrakesh, where their charm, demeanor and disposition light up the golden Moroccan landscape. This is a story we all waited to see and hear, in the right time, of course.




Digital copies will be available via Magzter on October 5, 2016, 12 Noon. Print copies will be available in National Bookstore and CV Magazine Landmark on October 8, 2016.

Mark Anthony Fernandez Arrested for Possession of Illegal Drugs


Ten years after he was released from Bicutan Rehabilitation Center, Mark Anthony Fernandez was arrested by the Angeles City police for possessing around one kilo of marijuana on Monday night during checkpoint operation.



The former matinee idol and son of the late action star Rudy Fernandez to sexy actress Alma Moreno is currently detained at the Station 6 of the Angeles City Police, an initial report said.

However, the former Kapuso actor has denied owning the substance. "Hindi po akin yung marijuana na yun. May naglagay lang po sa loob ng kotse ko," he said. However, he also admitted to authorities that he was using marijuana.

When asked what he was doing in Angeles City, he replied: "Bibili po sana ng damo."

Monday, October 3, 2016

Philippines Bids Slow Internet Connection Goodbye; International Study Reveals Improved PH ICT Performance

Various foreign indexes have noted an improvement in the state of information and communications technology (ICT) in the country which is attributed to the innovations made by telecom service providers (telcos) and the Philippine government to develop the sector.

In the latest survey conducted by the United Nations Public Administration Country Studies (UNPACS) among UN member-countries, the Philippines climbed 24 notches to rank 71st out of 193 countries in "e-government development.

The survey uses E-Government Development Index (EGDI) as composite indicator of the willingness and capacity of national governments to utilize ICT in the delivery of public services.

The country's latest standing is a significant improvement from its 95th rank during the initial survey done in 2014 that is based on three important dimensions of e-government, namely: scope and quality of online services (OSI), development status of telecommunication infrastructure index (TII), and inherent human capital.

On the other hand, a report done by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, cited a marked improvement in the development of ICT in the country.

The Philippines ranked 38th this year in the Huawei's Global Connectivity Index (GCI) 2016---up four places from last year's index---and even topped the Starters category. This category measures how 50 nations are progressing with digital transformation using ICT.
The country moved two notches up from its 2015 ranking with a score of 33 to lead the Starters category, which are countries considered to be at the early stage of ICT infrastructure build-out.

The focus of countries classified under the Starters category is on increasing ICT supply to give more people access to the digital world.

GCI 2016 also noted improvements in the number of homes with computers in the Philippines as well as in smartphone penetration and mobile broadband subscriptions.

Meanwhile, the Philippines hopes to further improve its standing in the global ICT Development Index (IDI) this year after gaining an upgrade in the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) list in 2015.
The country ranked 98 out of 167 economies in the world in 2015, an improvement of eight notches from year 2010 in the "Measuring the Information Society Report" released by the ITU yearly since 2009.

The 2016 report is set to be launched on Nov. 22 during the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) 2016 in Gaborone, Botswana.

Hopes are high that the Philippines will continue to put up a good showing in ICT development as the ITU report last year noted that levels of ICT access, use and skills continue to improve all around the world.

In the Asia Pacific region, ITU said middle-income countries, in particular, have shown considerable improvements in their IDI values between 2010 and 2015.

Improvements in the Philippine ICT sector could be attributed to the innovations made by telcos and the Philippine government to develop the ICT industry in the country.

The Philippine government, through the years, had developed ICT laws concerning electronic commerce, digital signatures, consumer protection which are responsive to the needs of the different stakeholders of the industry.

Telcos, for their part, have provided substantial investment in infrastructure. They have already started to transition from 3G to 4G in urban and business areas to address the demand for higher data usage. #

Sources:

ITU-IDI Rankings : http://www.itu.int/net4/ITU-D /idi/2015/

UN E-Government : https://publicadministration .un.org/egovkb/en-us/Reports/ UN-E-Government-Survey-2016

Global Connectivity Index : http://www.huawei.com/minisi te/gci/en/index.html?pCountry= KE&pYear=2016

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Janine Tugonon Wins Nu Muses Modeling Competition


Former Miss Universe 2012 first runner-up Janine Tugonon was chosen to be one of 12 Nu Muses who will be featured in a calendar that celebrates nudity as fine art.

The winners were announced on Saturday, October 1. Among them  include:

  • Rachel Cook
  • Jessica Clements
  • Nidhi Sunil
  • Isabelle Boemeke
  • Alejandra Guilmant 
  • Sabina Karlsson
  • Ariela Soares 
  • Keilani Asmus
  • Vika Levina 
  • Ebonee Davis
  • Anna Wolf

On Instagram Janine shared the news, saying: "I thought I did really bad during the testshoot/final casting since I was having a bad day that day. But got the call from my agent [a] few days after and it was AMAZING!!! Thank you so much [Nu Muses] for including me."

On her thoughts on nudity, Janine told Nu Muses, "Nudity for me is ART at its purest form. It is the bare, the untouched and the raw beauty that a woman can showcase and be proud of."

Winners of Nu Muses will have a nude photoshoot with highly-acclaimed photographer David Bellemere, who has shot for magazines Vogue and Marie Claire, as well as brands like Hermes and Lanvin, $10,000, a trip to Miami for the calendar's launch at Art Basel, a feature in the December issue of treats!, and a feature in a documentary.

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Sexy Star Krista Miller Arrested in Drug Buy-Bust Operation


Just week after former sexy star Sabrina M. was arrested by the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on drug related case, another sexy starlet was nabbed by police authorities in a buy-bust operation on Monday, October 3.




Controversial sexy starlet Krista Miller (Kristalyn Engle in real life) once again was put on spotlight after she and two other unidentified women were arrested by QCPD in a buy-bust operation.

In 2014, Krista made headlines when she was caught visiting a convicted drug lord Ricardo Camata at the Metropolitan Hospital in Manila. She, however, clarified that she was only selling a condominium unit to the convicted drug lord.

She was also tagged as the reason to the separation of Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz.

Toni Gonzaga Gives Birth to Baby Boy Severiano Elliot Gonzaga Soriano


Fifteen months after they got married, Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano welcome their eldest child named Severiano Elliot Gonzaga Soriano on Friday, September 30.
Toni cannot find the right words to describe the happiness she is feeling now that she is able to carry Seve in her arms.
In an exclusive phone interview on "ASAP" on Sunday, Toni said she considers baby Seve as the "biggest miracle that has ever happened in my life."
"Iba pala talaga 'yung pakiramdam na may life formed na lumabas from you. Talagang I feel like I am a partner of God in bringing this miracle in the world," she said.
Toni also shared the story behind her first son's name full name.
"Si Paul (Soriano) ang nag-choose ng name. He got it from his favorite golfer way, way back - si Severiano Ballesteros. Nagustuhan niya talaga 'yung name na 'yun so he picked the first name tapos 'yung second name na Elliot means Jehovah of God. 'Yung Elliot gusto niya rin 'yun kasi nakuha rin niya sa favorite movie niya na E.T. But na lang hindi mukhang E.T. si Seve. Ang cute cute," she narrated.
Asked about the physical features of baby Seve, Toni said: "Sabi ni Alex kamukha ko daw nung una niyang makita pero feeling ko 'yung buong face niya, si Paul." - ABS-CBNNews.com

Catriona Gray Wins Miss World 2016 Philippines Crown


Australian-Filipino model, singer, and blogger Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray was crowned Miss World Philippines 2016 on Sunday night at Manila Hotel.

The 22-year-old beauty queen will represent the country in the Miss World 2016 pageant in Washington DC, USA on December 20.

Catriona who represented Albay, Bicol in the competition also won Miss Manila Hotel, Miss Hannah, Best in Swimsuit, Long Gown and Fashion Runway, Miss Organique, Miss Figilia, Miss Folded & Hung and Miss Talent.

Other winners include:

1st runner-up Arienne Calingo. Rounding out 2nd runner-up Ivanna Pacis
3rd runner up Marah Muñoz
4th runner up Sandra Lemonon

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

(Trailer) SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE Starring Demi Lovato



Columbia Pictures' upcoming adventure comedy "Smurfs: The Lost Village" has released its teaser trailer which may be viewed athttps://youtu.be/YJoaxq-b6Nc.
The newest entry in the Columbia Pictures movie franchise that has grossed more than $900 million globally, "Smurfs: The Lost Village" is set to open across the Philippines on May 10, 2017. 
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!
"Smurfs: The Lost Village" stars Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel and Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf. Also starring are triple Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer ("30 Rock," "Wreck-It Ralph") as the sweet, awkward and honest-to-a-fault Clumsy, who's forever trying his best and missing the mark; Danny Pudi ("Community") as book smart and geek proud Brainy, who's long on knowledge, but short on inter-Smurf-onal skills; and Joe Manganiello ("True Blood," "Magic Mike") as the strong and super-positive Hefty, a loyal dynamo struggling with his hero complex. 
The fully-animated return to the tone and style of the beloved comic book creations of Peyo is directed by Kelly Asbury ("Shrek 2," "Gnomeo & Juliet"), produced by Jordan Kerner ("Charlotte's Web," "The Smurfs") and co-produced by Mary Ellen Bauder ("Hotel Transylvania"), and executive produced by Raja Gosnell and Ben Waisbren.
"Smurfs: The Lost Village" is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.


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ACER Aspire 'S' Series: Incredibly the Thinnest Laptop in the World


Since I started blogging, gadgets, particularly laptop, become a needed part of my life. That's where a major chunk of my daily life revolves - from my full time day job, to blogging, traveling, and even my personal online transactions. That's why I am very keen and has long been wanting to get hold of a laptop that full serves its purpose.

Currently, I have 3 laptops on my possession. The first one, I use in the office. It's hardcore but heavyweight. The one I use for blogging has limited capacity. Can you imagine how hard it is to store tons of photos and videos from a pile of events I covered? Disaster. Meanwhile, the one I always bring to travel is light, compact but so complicated to use.

Reason why you cannot blame me for feeling so overly excited when I chanced upon ACER ASPIRE 'S' Series. I felt so relived knowing there's a laptop now available in the market that can put my concerns to rest.

Acer once again leads the notebook industry with its new Aspire S series notebook. Proven with its elite innovation, the new Acer Aspire “S” Series is a model tech gadget that exudes elegance and technological revolution.

The new Acer S Series boasts its three main models: the S3, S5 and the Acer Aspire S7.


Acer Aspire S7 - The Thinnest Laptop in the World

With a 9.98mm ultra-thin form factor and 1.125 kg with a 4-cell battery pack that can have a battery life of 9 hours and a 256GB SSD, the new Acer Aspire S7 is one laptop that’s built for the hardworking class.

With an all-metal chassis, the thinnest laptop in the world is supported with a dual-channel 8GB of on board LPDDR3 SDRAM that has the ability to transfer data twice as much faster than the previous models and consumes very low power and produces less heat.




The 7th generation Intel® Core™ i5-7Y54 processor is the main chipset of the Acer Aspire S7 with an Intel® HD Graphics 615 on a 13.3″ display with IPS technology, Full HD 1920 x 1080, high-brightness Acer CineCrystal™ LED-backlit TFT LCD that can give flawless graphics and provide better resolution for screen viewing.




An HD webcam with 1280 x 720 resolution, 720p HD audio/video recording and High dynamic range imaging (HDR) is built in to make video conferencing for professionals easier, faster and more reliable for business. Most importantly, ultra-fast wireless technology is featured. An 802.11ac wireless LAN with a 2×2 MU-MIMO technology can provide seamless connection on the web and with a Bluetooth® 4.0, wireless connectivity to accessories will be hassle-free. The USB Type-C port, supports DisplayPort™ over USB-C™ and DC-in is a revolution for a unified electric connectivity and USB technology.




The Acer Aspire S7 is backed up with the latest Microsoft operating system, the Windows 10 Home in a 64-bit based processor to enjoy the advantages of 64-bit processing and the ultimate performance of 4 GB or higher memory.




Acer S3 and S5 - Top of the Line Quality

Acer’s top of the line quality laptops S3 and S5 offer a wider range of specifications designed for the heavier applications. Both series have an Intel® Core™ processor and an Intel® HD Graphics 520, supporting OpenGL® 4.4, OpenCLTM 2.0, Microsoft® DirectX® 12. Both have also the capacity to support up to 512GB of data for its solid-state drive (SSD). In addition from the top-of-the-line ultra-fast connectivity of the Acer Aspire S Series, S3 and S5 also features a gigabit ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready and a higher battery life of a maximum of 12 hours.


To know more about the S series notebooks of Acer Philippines, go to www.acer.com.ph, follow Acer via Twitter (twitter.com/acerphils) or www.Facebook.com/AcerPH.

Teejay Marquez Takes Indonesia by Storm, Named Dubsmash Boy Wonder of Indonesia



In this exclusive interview with Inside Showbiz Weekly, young actor and Dubsmash wonder Teejay Marquez sizes up his career as he prepares to conquer more goals.

It’s not the first time this has happened. A performer from the Philippines makes it big abroad. This time, it’s Teejay Marquez. He of the angelic, dimpled face adored by fans in Manila would cross borders and end up making waves overseas.

On top of his acting gigs in the local scene, it would be the millennial’s playful presence on social media, which has earned him the moniker Dubsmash King, that would serendipitously take his showbiz career to Indonesia. Now back in the country, Teejay finds himself firming up his current and future career goals. It is a new move for the easygoing, happy-go-lucky chap who didn’t exactly seek to be in the limelight.

To be honest, I never planned to be in showbiz,” declares the young heartthrob.

Teejay, who just turned 23 last September 29, would grow up to be the independent young man he is today. “I am an only child. My parents are from Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, but I grew up here. My parents are separated. I grew up with my grandma. I’m a lola’s boy. I used to stay with my father but he passed away recently.

Sa mother’s side ko naman, ‘di ako masyado close. Pero my mom and I talk naman. But I only met her when I was 18 years old. She has her own family already na din kasi. I was born nasa 3rd year high school ‘yung parents ko. It was a young love, puppy love. Now, I live talaga with my lola. Before inaalagaan niya ako. But now it’s my turn to take care of her.”


STARTING OUT

Showbiz would come to Teejay unplanned and unexpected. “It just started because of my friends. They were the ones who were in showbiz, into modeling. They would go to VTRs tapos kasama nila ako. I was 19 nung na-discover ko na gusto ko pala ‘to. Nung nakuha ako, it was fulfilling for me kasi for the first time I earned my own money. Then, ganun pala ‘yung feeling na makuha for a commercial.

Teejay would soon realize there was more to what he thought was a pastime. “To be honest, as a first-timer, it really gave a boost to my confidence. Tumatak sa‘kin na if I want something, and if you just focus and try, baka pwede talaga. So after nun, I started seeing it as a job. Hindi ko naman tinitignan as business ‘yung showbiz.

With his newfound perspective, Teejay would eventually transition from commercials to television and movies. “When I was doing commercials, ‘yung mga kasama ko na models started entering showbiz.” Luckily, Teejay’s initial reluctance to get into acting would yield something positive for him. “I auditioned. I went to the networks and fortunately, after ko mag-audition sa GMA, nakuha ako.”

Teejay recounts, “My first teleserye was Tween Hearts. Dun nagsimula. Dati inisip ko lang na trabaho. But I was having fun. Hanggang sa minahal ko siya and na-feel ko na kaya ko. So wala talaga siya sa plano nung umpisa.”

For three years, Teejay would earn his showbiz stripes. Teejay muses that his most memorable stint so far has been the Kapuso TV series Tween Hearts. “Alam mo naman sa Pilipinas, when you are part of a barkada show, everybody goes crazy over you. So talagang from zero tapos ngayon, eto na.”


THE TEEJAY TWERK

Things would take a different turn for the young actor on social media via the popular lip-sync app Dubsmash. “Last year, talaga namang trending ‘yung Dubsmash. Everyone was doing it and ‘yung Twerk It Like Miley was a really cool song. Nagulat ako na after I posted my Dubsmash video of the song—hindi ko naisip that it will go viral—madaming nag-view, madaming natuwa. Tapos nung kinabukasan, iba na. From ten thousand views, naging one million na agad.”

Teejay confesses, “Hindi siya planned, na gagawin ko ‘to para makilala ako. Marami nang gumawa nun—mga celebrities and models. It was more of having fun and nakikiuso para sa mga followers ko sa Instagram and Facebook. Para makita nila na kalog din ako, yung funny side ko. So, it was like that until naging viral na and umabot siya sa Indonesia.”




Little would the guy know his videos would find an unexpected but appreciative audience beyond the local scene. “After maging viral sa Pilipinas, nagulat ako na my following was increasing very fast. ‘Yung four hundred thousand naging seven hundred thousand na. Nagtataka ako. ‘Is this a joke?’ Sabi ko ‘baka may nagbibiro sa ‘kin.’ But looking at their comments—hindi ko maintindihan ‘yung language because it’s different. But based sa mga emojis they use, happy naman. Parang natutuwa naman sila pero hindi ko pa sila kilala.”

Tracing how he would subsequently earn an Indonesian fanbase, Teejay declares, “Dun siya nagsimula hanggang sa may nag-message sa ‘kin from Indonesia na they want to try me out for a commercial kasi looking at my Instagram account daw, I have Indonesian fans, may market sa Indonesia. Akala ko talaga joke lang kaya hindi ko masyado pinapansin. Syempre, takot din ako mag-risk kasi hindi siya dito sa Manila lang. So talagang umabot sa point na hindi ko sila pinansin for three months.”

A friend of Teejay, who owns a talent agency, would push him to pursue the offer from Indonesia after he was messaged by Indonesian producers who wanted to get Teejay as a talent.


DUBSMASH BOY OF INDONESIA

Sinubukan ko,” Teejay would admit openly. “Once I got there, I found out na TV station pala ‘yung nag-contact sa agency. They wanted to interview me right away. Pagdating ko dun, parang ‘seryoso ba ‘to?’”

Once he was there, things would run at full speed for Teejay. “It happened sa first week pa lang. Prior going to Indonesia, nagpo-post na ako sa Instagram na nag-aaral ako ng Bahasa (Indonesian language) so everyone was expecting na pupunta ako doon. Feeling ko nakita na rin ‘yun nung TV stations kaya pagdating ko dun, may nakahanda nang projects.”




Teejay would immediately land a big role for a TV show there. Teejay reveals, “Lead role ‘yun. I played a foreigner in the soap.” This, in turn, would lead to something even bigger for the fresh import.

May lumapit sa ‘kin na movie producer. Gusto niya daw gawan ng pelikula ‘yung pagiging Dubsmash boy ko.” At first, Teejay thought the prospect would not lead to something. He was given the offer on a Saturday and by Monday, “kinausap ako, pinakwento nila ako ng story ng life ko—story ko about Dubsmash, kung paano ako naging artista.”

Teejay remembers, “May mga writers din dun. Tapos, ni-sync nila ‘yung Filipino story ko to Indonesia. Nilagyan nila ng romantic side. Talagang nag-brainstorm sila sa story ko. Deep inside na-appreciate ko kasi first time ko lang magkaka-pelikula na ako ‘yung bida and it was a love story pa. Akala ko nung una parang indie film pero it was a mainstream movie from a big production outfit—kaya malaki talaga siya. Sumisigaw pa ako sa apartment ko nun kasi hindi talaga ako makapaniwala.”

Dubsmash The Movie would be met with warm reception by his followers in Indonesia. No small feat for a Filipino talent fresh to a foreign market. Teejay shares, “The movie was finished around May but it was shown during Ramadan, around July.

Teejay’s debut movie in Indonesia would be released before the month-long religious observance to capitalize on the big buzz of his media presence in the country. “Luckily naman nung pinalabas siya, maganda naman ‘yung pasok. It lasted for three weeks in the cinemas. Ngayon, ang kumikita ‘yung CDs. Ayun, good naman ‘yung feedback kaya na-offeran ako ng another movie. That’s why I’m here now because I need to study Bahasa.”

In terms of how his Indonesian fanbase sees him, Teejay observes, “Feeling nila I’m just an Indonesian person. Sa nakikita ko gusto nila ako to be funny. Dubsmash makes me look funny. Actors there are a little bit more reserved. In my case, all out, every day or every week nagpo-post ng videos so natutuwa sila. Siguro nagagwapuhan sila sa ‘kin. Kasi sa kanila, kapag gwapo, dapat reserved. ‘Yung tipong action star vibe. Pero ‘yung gusto ng mga fans ‘yung mga gwapo na parang abot-kamay nila na funny type. Kasi nga I look so approachable, I make fun of myself.”

Teejay goes on to share, “For now, I will focus on my career in Indonesia and in learning their language. Need na dapat fluent ako in Bahasa ngayong kinuha na nila ako for another movie.” Teejay admits, “I am not really fluent pero ‘yung kayang makipag-usap. Tinanong ko if sagot nila kapag nag-aral ako dun ng Bahasa. Hindi daw. So, umuwi muna ako. Mas relaxed for me if dito ako mag-aaral para ‘di din ako ma-homesick.”


BACK TO HIS ROOTS

Much to the delight of his followers, the digital superstar is back home for now. “When I came back here nung July 30, birthday ‘yun ng lola ko. Pero nung bumalik ako, sabi ko ‘kilala pa ba nila ako?’

His short break in Manila has landed him a number of good appearances on TV. “Meron namang tumawag for guesting so sabi ko ‘pwede pa naman.’ So parang dun pumasok ‘yung what-ifs ko.

‘What if tinuloy ko na lang pala dito?’ Kasama ko pa pamilya ko. Hindi ako nahihirapan sa language. Pero may mga nagsasabi din naman sa akin na hindi naman daw mawawala ‘yung Pilipinas. I can always go back. Sayang ‘yung good opportunity sa Indonesia.




Teejay reflects on the unlikely fame he found in Indonesia, “Yung hindi ko naramdaman sa Pilipinas, ipinaramdam naman sa akin dun sa Indonesia. Sabi ko ‘ay, ganun pala.’ Ang naisip ko na lang din, kapag nangyari sa akin ito sa Pilipinas, hindi na ako mabibigla kasi nangyari na sa akin sa Indonesia. It’s like a practice for me. At the end of the day, sino ba naman ‘yung hindi magiging thankful sa opportunity na ‘yun?

As for his fans in the Philippines, Teejay relates, “Pag-uwi ko naman dito, they’ve remained very supportive. Every time na uuwi ako dito, parati kaming merong gatherings so nakikita ko pa din sila. Nung sinabi ko na I’ll stay here for a while kasi mag-aaral ako, natuwa sila.”

He shares his message for them: “I’m always here. I never left. I’m thankful sa support. Hindi pa din sila nawala lalo na ‘yung solid followers ko. I’m just hoping na mas makita pa nila ako. Ayokong mag-promise to them pero nakikita naman nila—if they follow me, they know what I’m up to. Every achievement na nakukuha ko, nakikita nila ‘yan. Kaya I’m just thankful na every step of the way, andyan sila. I love them so much.


MORE BARRIERS TO BREAK

While Teejay intends to be in close touch with his Pinoy fans, he also wants “to work with good actors and directors and make more films in Indonesia. Sana hindi sila magsawa sa akin so I can really expand my craft there. Here syempre, sana unti-unti ako mabigyan ng magagandang roles and makuha ako ng management. ‘Yun ang future planvs ko for now.”

Whenever they ask me what kind of actor ako, sinasabi ko gusto ko maging character actor. Ayoko ‘yung pare-pareho. Gusto ko ‘yung pwede mo akong gawing basurero, baliw or kung ano man. Gusto ko ‘yung pwede kong laruin—any character na may chance akong mag-explore.”

Before kasi hindi ko pa iniisip - parang kaya ko naman lahat. Nakakakanta ng konti and nakakasayaw tapos nakakapag-host naman. Tapos nag-so-social media pa ako. In time, parang gusto ko ma-identify as an actor talaga. Kasi sabi ng management ang kulang daw sa akin is identity. They know Teejay Marquez na artista siya pero anong ginagawa niya? So I really want to be an actor.”

These career realizations easily translate as life lessons for Teejay. “Compared to before, siguro I have learned to really let go. Nag-start ako sa teen show kaya there were restrictions—yung bawal ganito, bawal ganyan. Kaya ayun, parang nakalimutan ko to have fun.”Teejay would continue,

Now, I take things as they come. I want this and I will just do my best. I’m having fun; I can talk to whoever I want to talk with. The best thing for me now is I can show who I really am, the real me. Wala na ‘yung kailangan dapat ganito ako. In the end, hindi ako pagod kasi I just showcased who I really am.

And wasn’t this exactly what this pretty boy sought to do in the first place—to just be himself and take life on the way he knows how? It’s positive there can only be bigger things for this guy - wherever he chooses to be.

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(Photos) Kathryn Bernado and Daniel Padilla Extra Sweet Moments in Iceland



Young superstars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla enjoyed a fairytale-like moment in Iceland. The Kapamilya rumored couple flew to the Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean on Friday, September 23, for a fashion photoshoot with MEGA magazine.

In the exclusive photos taken by MEGA team, Kath and DJ are seen goofing around and having the time of their lives in the amazingly beautiful and picturesque country of Iceland.



All good, DJ? The young actor being his charming self when they arrived at the location of their shoot at exactly 8AM. That’s Kathryn right there wearing her parka jacket.



Some adorable snapshots of KathNiel in Hótel Skaftafell! This clip gives us instant kilig because they both pull off Mia and Ely looks—their characters in Barcelona. Just look at their hairstyles; the brush-up and the curls!

 

Did you know that the production of MEGA‘s extravagant issue with KathNiel is going to be documented? Just like any other out of the country photoshoot of the Philippines’ best fashion magazine, Celebrate MEGA with KathNiel  is also going to be a fashion film.

Remember this trending video of Making MEGA in South Africa with Kathryn Bernardo, Maja Salvador, Erich Gonzales, and Julia Barretto back in 2014? Yes, Kath is going to have her own version in Iceland, and this time, with her lover boy Daniel.



It shows in this photo that director/producer and Emmy Award winner Michael Carandang is filming Daniel Padilla for the documentary during the young actor’s photoshoot for MEGA Man.



Kath was caught on cam watching her DJ from afar while MEGA Man‘s photoshoot is on-going. screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-1-51-08-pmOn her Instagram account, we can see that Kath is truly an animal lover by heart, that’s why she didn’t hesitate to pet these lovely Icelandic horses when they were on their way to Skaftafell.

According to the publisher of MEGA, Archie Carrasco, Kath requested for a stopover to take photos with the wild horses. DJ had to carry her to cross the barbed wire fence and made sure his princess is safe and didn’t get any scratch. Oh, the things we do for the love of our lives!

These are just snippets of what you are going to witness in the much-awaited November 2016 issue MEGA and MEGA Man with KathNiel. Watch out for updates on @mega_magazine, @megaman_magazine,  @megastyleph, and @tv100ph.

Photo courtesy of @mega_magazine Instagram account.

PLDT Gabay Guro Pays Tribute to our Beloved Teachers with a Day of Musical Event Feat. PH Best Musicians #TeacherFest2016


Almost 20,000 teachers from public and private schools nationwide assembled at the Mall of Asia Arena for PLDT Gabay Guro’s 9th Grand Gathering, also known as TeacherFest. Since its establishment in 2007, PLDT Gabay Guro (2G) has been able to grant over 1,100 scholarships in various state colleges and universities nationwide; train over 16,000 teachers; donate laptops and computers to schools and foundations and build over 40 classrooms located in Cebu, Bohol, Leyte and Capiz.




As the educational arm and flagship project of the PLDT-Smart Foundation, PLDT Gabay Guro (2G) focuses on upholding the vocation of teachers. Its tagline “building the nation one teacher at a time” highlights the valuable role of teachers in leading their students to the future and shaping the next generation of nation builders. With the highly anticipated TeacherFest, 2G culminated its 9th year of trainings, scholarships and livelihood programs for the teacher beneficiaries, right in time for Teachers’ Month.

The 9th PLDT Gabay Guro Grand Gathering was glittered with world-class entertainment and exciting, life-changing prizes headlined by the coveted Foton van and house-and-lot grand raffle from Perry’s Group of Companies. In photo are (L-R): Celebrity hosts MJ Lastimosa, Pops Fernandez and Andrew Wolff; Perry’s Group of Companies’ Finina and Barry Tugade; PLDT Gabay Guro Chairman Chaye Cabal-Revilla; Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach; house-and-lot winner Chita Mejia of Carlos L. Albert High School Quezon City; Smart HR Head Gina Ordonez; PLDT-Smart Foundation President Esther Santos; PDRF President Butch Meily; SGV Partner Ramon Dizon and PLDT Clarktel President Boy Castaneda




Like previous years, the 9th PLDT Gabay Guro TeacherFest honored the teachers’ hard work, dedication and impact on society with a day filled with their favorite celebrities, world-class performances and exciting, life-changing prizes. The event was graced by no less than Vina Morales, Pops Fernandez, MJ Lastimosa, Sam Concepcion, Michael Pangilinan, Jona Viray, Gary and Gab Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lea Salonga, Pia Wurtzbach and more. On top of being star-studded, the celebration was glittered with amazing raffle prizes ranging from cash and trips to local and international destinations to the coveted Foton van and house-and-lot grand raffle from Perry’s group of companies.

Each year, we look forward to this event which is our way of rewarding teachers for their valuable presence in our lives, and their selfless work which is recognized and appreciated,” PLDT Gabay Guro Chairman Chaye Cabal-Revilla said. “With this year’s TeacherFest, we are honoring nine years of our commitment to helping teachers change lives.”

By treating our teachers to world-class entertainment and surprises, we pay tribute to them and give them a break from their daily challenges in the biggest way possible,” PLDT VP and Home Marketing Director Gary Dujali added. “We look forward to giving them more wonderful, memorable days as well as our full support as they continue their mission of shaping our country’s future leaders.

Miss Universe 2015 and Philippines’ pride Pia Wurtzbach graced the stage with her achievement walk and an inspiring message for the teachers.

This year’s event is made possible through the help of the following partners: Perry’s Group of Companies, Foton, Intel, Devant, Honda and Suzuki for the motorcyles, PR Savings Bank and Manila teachers for the tricycles, Penshoppe, National Bookstore, Enchanted Kingdom, Splash, Tempra, Flanax, Bonamine, Vivalyte, Betadine, Gardenia, Bic, Art Attack, Microsoft, Smart, TNT, Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar, First United Travel Agency, myPhone, Star Mobile, PECCI, PWC, Red Cross, SGV, The Flower Collection, San Marino Corned Tuna, Philippine Star and 51 Talk. For more information, visit gabayguro.com, like the PLDT Gabay Guro Facebook page and follow @PLDTGabayGuro on Twitter and Instagram.



Internationally-acclaimed music artist Lea Salonga delivered yet another phenomenal stage act.

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