Monday, December 30, 2013

Halloween Parties: Disrespect for the Dead?

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We all know that November 1, remembered as a holiday is known as All Saints Day or the Celebration of the Dead in Catholic Church. This is a traditional celebration for the deceased especially those people who are in our family, our close friends or even our idols. We recall them by visiting to their grave, give them flowers and light candles symbolizing our love for them will not end. Not only we visit the dead but also this is the time where we tend to have a reunion in a family or a friendship. 

But nowadays, only few people are doing this tradional practice. Instead, they just dress in a horrific image and join to a party and having fun. Though it is an opportunity for some people because they have the chance to win prizes and see lot of dressed people, do this parties is a disrespectful act for the dead?

Lian Paz on the Cover of Playboy Philippines' Year-Ender Issue

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"Lian Paz goes candid about being single, being a hopeless romantic, and her mad run to begin anew. Find out why a lot are mad about her in this smoldering Playboy Philippines year-ender issue."

An original EB Babe, mainstay of Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko, and ex-wife of Paolo Contis, Lian Paz now dates John Cabahug, a Cebuano basketball player and businessman. I guess most female celebrities who become separated from their husbands become more daring and adventurous enough to come out more aggressive in men's magazines.

She actually became worried when this cover failed to come out earlier since her sexy pictorials were meant for the November- December issue of the men's magazine.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Resolution Recognizing Andres Bonifacio as the First President of the Philippines

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It's has been long overdue! Wag ng magpatumpik tumpik pa! Give credit to whom credit is due. It's about time. This has been long delayed.

Kung nanonood kayo ng mga documentaries at "Katipunan" sa GMA 7, malamang ay maiintindihan ninyo kung bakit may ganyang usapan na gawing unang presidente si Gat Andres Bonifacio. Kung may pagpapahalaga ka sa pagbabago at hindi basta-basta stagnant, malamang maiintindihan mo ang kahalagahan nito. Nang dahil sa programang "Katipunan" ay marami tayong nalaman tungkol sa buhay ni Andres Bonifacio at may resolution pa na sinusulong na kilalanin siyang naging unang presidente ng Pilipinas.

However, this may lead to a lot of confusion because historians would need to rewrite so many history books, including textbooks from elementary up to college reference books. However, if there are verified historical documents and other evidences then history should and must be corrected. We do not know yet what would be the impact or effect to the Filipino society yet "Dapat lang talagang itama." Worrying about the possible costs it will require to correct our history is stupid.

The Philippine Photo Plagiarist Award of 2013 Goes to BGC

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"A friend of mine contacted me earlier and told me that he saw a picture of mine posted on the website of Bonifacio Global City. I wasn't aware of any people from BGC that asked me if they could use my photos on their site. I checked their site and surprised to see that my "Tatakbo Ka Ba?" picture was used without my knowledge whatsoever. It is really undeniable that this is my shot that they have taken from my Flickr page that I posted last August 30, 2009. Dear BGC, you cannot hire a photographer? Really?" - Neall Mercado
Just helping share this disappointing act of the BGC official website of using a photo without any form of credit to the real owner.
Breaking news: 'pwede na kayong magshoot sa BGC basta ipagamit niyo lang ng walang bayad sa amin'-- BGC Mgt
Welcome to the Home of Passionate Minds that's soon to face a copyright infringement case! BGC, do you have a lawyer already? Why yes you do. But i guess you will just put it down from your site, right? You're better called the Home of Lazy and Unoriginal Minds.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

39th Metro Manila Film Festival: Star-Studded But Too Commercialized?

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"What's clear is that the entire film was rushed through production. It's also pretty obvious that people were less concerned about telling a story than selling products. The film regularly stops everything for blatant product placement. Aiza Seguerra shills for Ariel detergent. Bimby Aquino eats a whole plate of Lucky Me Pancit Canton. Vic Sotto teaches us the difference between two kinds of Solmux available in the market. The story starts feeling like an afterthought, its emotional core lost in a wave of vulgar commercialism." - PULPOLitika
Do you agree?

When Vice Ganda was asked if he (or she) preferred a blockbuster hit or a multi-awarded film, the comedian answered "blockbuster".

Isn't it apparent?

No wonder that an action film that chronicles a senator's hours on the run nabbed 14 trophies including the Best Picture award at the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival. "Wala man sa amin ang salapi, na sa amin ang karangalan,"  says actor Robin Padilla.

Why Do We Drink Cow’s Milk: Breastfeeding for Babies

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Most formulas on the market today are manufactured from cow’s milk. Formula companies have produced milk for babies that seem to resemble the real thing. Formula is definitely better than it used to be, but what the factories make doesn't quite measure up to what mom makes. It is nearly impossible for artificial baby milk manufacturers to make milk with nutrients even close to what mothers' bodies can make.

The major concern is that even though formula-fed infants appear to grow normally, are they really thriving? Thriving means more than just getting bigger. It means developing to the child's fullest physical, emotional, and intellectual potential. We just don't know about all the long-term effects of tampering with Mother Nature – though we do know that there are significant health differences between formula-fed and breastfed infants. You may see on which formula is ideal for your baby.

Human milk is a live substance containing live white blood cells and immune-fighting substances, and is a dynamic, changing nutritional source, which daily (sometimes hourly) adjusts to meet the individual needs of a growing baby. Formulas are nothing more than a collection of dead nutrients. They do not contain living white cells, digestive enzymes, or immune factors. Breast milk changes as the baby grows. Formula stays the same. Breast milk is specially formulated to meet the needs of a child as they change.

Singapore Airlines Surprises its Passengers with a Special Mini-Concert Treat

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Flash mobs are nothing new but the surprise and amazement that it brings to the crowd who are there to witness still remains an amazing sight. It's always pleasing to see people grouped together and setting a happy mood for others.

I was invited to experience a surprise mini-concert intended as a Christmas surprise gift to the passenger awaiting departure of Singapore Airlines (SIA) last December 23, 2013 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. At approximately 4:00 in the afternoon, a special Christmas dance performance was presented to the passengers waiting for their flight.

The SIA staff came in from all directions and performed live in front of all the passengers who were all in awe  because of the surprise treat. From two voices singing a popular Christmas tune, then growing to a larger group all giving their best performances, both local and foreign passengers witnessed how the SIA staff danced and sang for several minutes all for the purpose of bringing smiles to their most important guests - their beloved passengers.

Shooting at NAIA : No CCTV, No Worry? OMG!

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"The former head of the Philippine National Police-Aviation Security Group is blaming Manila International Airport Authority general manager Jose Angel Honrado for the bloody shooting at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport-Terminal 3. 
Napoleon Cuaton, who is now mayor of Saint Bernard, Southern Lyte, said Honrado should resign after the failed security measures at the airport cost the lives of four people.

The gunman who opened fire on Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur Mayor Ukol Talumpa at the arrival area last week went through an inspection, which Cuaton claimed lacked police presence.

"Inalis na ng GM ng airport ang responsibilities ng PNP-Aviation diyan sa checkpoint. In-allow lang niya ang private security na mag-man ng checkpoint,” said Cuaton."- ABS-CBN News Online
Napanood ko at narinig ang interview over the phone kay Jose Angel Honrado ni Noli de Castro sa TV Patrol. My goodness!!! Nakakahiya ang mga sagot niya. Hindi niya alam ang mga sinasabi nya at hindi siya handa sa mga sagot niya. Nangangapa ng sasabihin kay Kabayan.  

Friday, December 27, 2013

FHM Philippines Magazine's January 2014 Issue: The Banana Nite Girls

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Mga tropa sa BANANA SPLIT! The Banana Nite Girls!!! Sunshine, Aiko and Jef!!!

Oh yeah! They deserve to be in FHM naman talaga! An awesome threesome!!! Selfie-selfie din pag may time!!! With three color-doded covers inside the Baby Blue magazine cover: Green 1, Pink 2 and Orange 3.

Say hello to FHM's New Year cover girls: Banana Nite's Sunshine Garcia, Aiko Climaco, and Jef Gaitan!!!

FHM's January 2014 issue is available today December 27, 2013 - a Friday after Christmas treat and a great way to start another year - at supermarkets, newsstands, and bookstores everywhere!!!

But it seems the cover has a similar posing at an FHM Russia issue. Read further for details.

Driven Pinoy Dream Giveaway

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Join the Wazzup Pilipinas giveaway at the Driven Pinoy Dream Property and Lifestyle event at the SMX Convention Center Mall of Asia Complex on December 27 to 29, 2013.

It's so easy to win. Just follow the instructions of the Rafflecopter:

The announcement of winners will be announced a day after the event. So be sure to come back for the notice of winner and how to claim the prize.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Ariella Arida Sizzles in Metro Magazines January 2014 Issue

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"We're kicking off our year-long 25th anniversary celebration with a super HOT Metro Body Issue! Miss Universe 2013 Third Runner Up Ariella Arida exudes all out sexiness and sophistication on our cover--grab a copy now to see how else she rocks the season's tropical print trend. And we also bring you our SEXIEST Metro Body Special, which we guarantee will make your holidays (and the new year) sizzle." - Metro Magazine

Miss Universe 2013 third runner-up Ariella Arida truly sizzles in Hermes, or even without Hermes!

Ariella Arida, the chemistry graduate from Alaminos, Laguna, appears on the cover of Metro magazine's "Body" special posing in a bikini top with colorful print and a grey bottom -- both, along with a scarf tied to Arida's wrist, said to be Hermes pieces.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Noel: An OFW Christmas Story

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There is this interesting short video now circulating on YouTube that was produced by SM Global Pinoy. It is based around an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW)  which experiences Christmas on his computer. It is an OFW Christmas story for the Facebook generation.

What is shown in the video is an OFW communicating with his friends and family through Facebook and Skype on a Christmas eve. The video is purely on a computer monitor and what the OFW does on his computer (browse, chat, etc..) we as the viewer see.

Its a very interesting and unique video which embraces what a lot of Filipinos whom are an OFW or have an OFW loved one experience on a Christmas day. We hope you would like it also and share it through your social networks and area of influence.

Choosing Veggies Over Meaties

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Choosing veggies over meaties is maybe the hardest decision in a person’s life. It started when we were younger, when we were threathened by our parents that we won’t receive any dessert if we don’t eat the remaining vegetables on our plate. The question is ’why do we have to eat veggies?’ and ‘why is vegetable preferrable than meat?’

First of all, it is a common knowledge that vegetables are the edible plant or part that are either eaten cooked or raw. We intake these veggies not just because our parents say so but also they give us nutrients so we can be healthy and less prone to illness.

Another is that vegetables are always available wherever you are and cheaper than the meat you buy from the store. Vegetables regulate your systems. For example, detoxifying your body and boosting your immunity. Vegetables provide more range of nutrients than from meat. Vegetables contains fibers that improves our metabolism.

Pinoy Teleseryes : Are We Getting Quality Entertainment?

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Entertainment - An activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

That is what Entertainment mean in the dictionary. But what if we add the word Quality at the first what would that mean now.

Quality Entertainment

It will now mean .... An activity that is diverting and holds the attention of a person, animal or thing that is worth giving of our attention

Now may I ask you.

Are we getting Quality Entertainment with our Pinoy Teleseryes?

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Chef Jessie's 100 Revolving Restaurant: Good Times with the Family

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The weekend is our bonding time with the family. We try our best to spend quality time by going out and having a wonderful weekend may it be at a mall, a theme park, a recreational facility, at a beach or pool, or at a party. Always within the day of leisure, we end up at a great restaurant to satisfy our thirst and hunger. It is our opportunity to sit together as a family and enjoy the great food served to us.

It is very rare that you get to enjoy great food as well as a great view - and all 360 degrees of the wonderful city from Eastwood of Quezon City at the 100 Revolving Restaurant of world famous Chef Jessie located at the 33rd floor of MDC 100 building.

Oh, wow!!! It was amazing! It was a delight for all the senses - the taste buds, the eyes, plus everything else, We were enormously happy. Thank you, Chef Jessie, for the opportunity to have a good time! 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Famous Quotes of the Year 2013: May Hahabol Pa Ba?

Wazzup Pilipinas!They say we must be very careful with our words. Everything that we say, or whatever comes out from our mouths may reflect what is in our minds, and may haunt us for life.We can't get away with an excuse of temporary insanity unless we play the part of a fool. History will record and quote us, and we may face even a criminal offense because of it.

However, most of the time, people get away with it, or we just categorize it under the humor section and laugh it off like it was a terrible joke.

Not all of us are popular enough to have our words forever written and immortalized in the journals or history books but everyone hurt in the process will recall and judge us forever for what was spoken in the past.

MMFF Entry "Mga Anino ng Kahapon" Strikes a Nerve

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"In the world of schizophrenia where imagination and reality are hard to define, Ed and Irene are about to discover the true meaning of love."
Schizophrenia is a condition that is really difficult to manage. Unless the patient accepts and wills herself to be cured, it may become a lifetime problem not only for the patient but also for her family. Sacrifices has to be made plus patience and understanding are required to be able to cope with a critical situation such as this.

I attended the premiere night screening of Mga Anino ng Kahapon, an entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2013 for the New Wave category. It was a story about how a certain individual and her family overcome the troubles and hardships that resulted due to the mental condition.

The movie stars Agot Isidro and TJ Trinidad as the lead actors, directed by Alvin Yapan, produced by Johnsons & Johnsons. The movie also stars Carlo Cruz, Upeng Galang Fernandez, Carl Alexander Acosta and Ku Aquino.

Kaleidoscope World: A Love Story Inspired by the Music of Francis Magalona

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Francis Magalona was phenomenal during his time, and until now where his music continues to live within our memories. His music has become a part of history - the better part of rap and hip hop music where everyone was moved to the beat and the awesome lyrics.
One of the highly celebrated song of the Master Rapper was Kaleiscope World, a song that deals with diversity and with encouraging everyone to unite. It was early this year that the song was revived into one of the most remarkable videos of the year. Francis Magalona and his son, Elmo Magalona, appeared in one video shot 18 years apart. 

Kaleidoscope World is now also the Philippines' first Hip Hop dance film, a love story inspired by the music of Francis Magalona. Starring Sef Cadayona and Yassi Pressman. A film Produced & Directed by Eliza Cornejo.

Tindog Capiz! Invites Everyone to Become a Voluntourists

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Travelers planning a trip to Capiz can now help improve communities while enjoying its destinations.

The Provincial Government of Capiz, in cooperation with the Department of Tourism – Western Visayas Region, launched the voluntourism campaign Tindog Capiz! to allow visitors a hands-on experience in the rehabilitation efforts following the devastation caused by the deadly Supertyphoon Yolanda.

Capiz is one of the provinces severely hit by the storm which has left the Visayas and Southern Luzon with more than 7,000 people dead or missing and damaged properties.

Tindog Capiz! will showcase the province’s top destinations like indigenous people’s communities, heritage sites, pilgrim sites, and ecotourism sites. It will also feature activities that benefit various sectors like tree and mangrove planting, schools and houses building, feeding programs, livelihood training, and many others.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Lazada Receives $250 Million Investment Funds From Its Global Partners

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Southeast Asia’s largest online shopping mall Lazada, recently announced its global partnership with Tesco PLC, Access Industries, Investment AB Kinnevik and Verlinvest which includes an investment funds of $250 million to its financial portfolio. The ties with several investors enable the company to further strengthen and bolster its market presence in global e-commerce.

According to Maximilian Bittner, CEO of Lazada Group, “We are delighted to welcome Tesco and Access to join our investor group through this funding round. Kinnevik and Verlinvest also join the investment, which know for business and operations. With this, it demonstrates that we are making great progress in building a large and sustainable company in Southeast Asia. We are excited to continue this journey together with our investors.”

This marks the first investment by multichannel retailer Tesco into a pure online player in the region and the starting point of close ties. Synergies of this partnership will span across customer analytics, private label development and supply chain management.

Cosplays for the Teens: Expressing Your Hidden Identity

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People around the world have different styles of expressing what’s inside of them. It could be something common or something unusual depending upon the era they grew. Sometimes, their expressions might not be easy to understand because, our sets of mind are unique to each other.

There are people that are said to be incomplete in terms of his or her identity. That identity is pent deep inside of his or her core, where it really wants to burst but it is still undiscovered by the owner. Normally, this occurs during adolescence where they are now said to be in the right time of thinking. Well, I heard about cosplay.

Bragging Versus Branding: How to Get Noticed Without Being Branded Negatively

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We all know that we need to get the people's attention to promote a brand whether its a product, service, establishment, advocacy or our personal point of view. It rarely helps if you are too simple, and sometimes it may go overboard if its just way too self-serving.

It is very difficult to remain "wholesome" when the whole world is more attracted to the scandals that goes viral in the news.
"According to Google, the most searched Filipino celebrities in 2013 are: (1) Neri Naig (2) EB Babe Yosh (3) Wally Bayola (4) Ariella Arida and (5) Chito Miranda. I didn't know Ariella Arida had a sex video." - Professional Heckler
Now we know what the people really read. The timid and peace-loving issues do not inherit the Earth, its the scandalous, libelous, criminally-inclined,sensationalized, sexually-related news that goes viral online.

The Philippines is the Next Investment Hub of Asia: Wazzup Pilipinas Helps Share the News

Wazzup Pilipinas is in the News!!! 

I would like to share with you all our interview for television during the Get Rich from the Financial Market event held last December 7, 2013 at the Ortigas Library located in Ortigas Building.

The Get Rich from the Financial Market will just be one of the pre-events that the organizers of Money Expo 2014 will be conducting. Just recently last December 19, they held another financial seminar entitled Explode Your Wealth Thru Forex at the Paragon Plaza building in Mandaluyong. This was supported by

Wazzup Pilipinas will be the exclusive Filipino community blog that will serve as the official online media partner of the Money Expo 2014 event to be held at the SMX Convention Center of the SM Aura Premier in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) on February 15 and 16. 

"Don't You Know Me" Junjun Binay Memes

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"BREAKING NEWS: Hindi daw po tunay na mga guards ang humarang kay Mayor Junjun Binay. Si Gandalf daw po ang humarang sa kanila at nagsabi ng "YOU SHALL NOT PASS""
Vice President Jejomar Binay's 2016 Presidential bid is now screwed big, thanks to his seemingly power tripping Makati Mayor son who was involved in an alleged forced entry to a certain gate of a Makati Subdivision of which he was heard to have said the demeaning words "Don't you know me?". He then called for some policemen to arrest

Whether he really said it or not, netizens began their usual bashing of the "popular" political figure and some of them even started creating memes to satisfy their hurtful creativity.  Pag sikat ka talaga, expect a lot of haters to come out and rant against you. Pag small-time ka lang, di ka papansinin. 

It probably got exaggerated into epic proportions that the rumored statement become sounding more like:

"Don't you know me? I am the power-tripping Mayor of this f*cking city of Makati and the son of the famous Vice President of the Philippines. You have to let me in! I can buy you, your agency and this subdivision!"
Below are just some of the memes circulating around the net. Credit goes to all the owners of the photos.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Preservation and Maintenance of Our Heritage Sites

The demolished ancestral house of Teodora Alonzo - the mother of Dr. Jose Rizal

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Heritage sites include nature preserves, historic structures and places. The Philippines is rich in heritage sites due to its abundant natural resources and the rich cultural legacies we got from the early colonizers.

Natural resources such as mountains, lakes, underground rivers, forest and coral reefs are examples of nature preserves abundant in this country while, our Malay forefathers, the Chinese, Spaniards, Americans and the Japanese colonizers helped shaped our cultural heritage such as the Catholic churches, buildings, bridges, houses, monuments, landmarks, gardens and other edifices.

The question is whether the Philippine government is serious in supporting the preservation and maintenance of our heritage sites. I believe our government is half serious on this matter. Though, we have Republic Act #10086 known as the Lawphil Project as an example, the government still relays its preservation on the care of private and non-governmental organizations.

Foot Massage Lounge at The Forum BGC: A Place to Treat Your Body, Mind and Sole

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I expected only a foot massage but I got was surprisingly overwhelming! Their FML Signature Massage was spectacular. It was almost a complete relaxing treatment from head... to back... and toe.

What I got was plenty of foot pampering, plus something extra, to the extreme! The Foot Massage Lounge really made my feet very special that day because it was the very first time it felt really loved!!!

The elegant and vibrant Cat Ilacad, also the founder of Posh Nails, now brings you something different from the traditional foot massages we've grown accustomed to.

The Victorianesque black-and-gold palette elegant feel of the "lounge" was appealing to both sexes. Not too feminine like Posh Nails, and can be comfortably suiting for even the guys like me to appreciate a very relaxing and stress-releasing 75 minutes of your life.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wazzup Pilipinas is Proud to Be Your Online Media Event Partner

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We are not even a year old since we started as a dot com just March of 2013.

Like a child, it is so young, prone to mistakes, a lot of grammatical errors, freaking bad photos, lousy graphics, and definitely needs a lot of improvement in layout and the much needed features to make it more interactive and content-wise.

I would like to thank those thousands of readers that has gave us inspiration to keep it up and alive. The readers are the most significant reasons why we strive to do our best even if others perceive our actions as aggressive, over-confident and opportunistic. This is how we roll. You either step aside or deal with the consequences when you cross our path.

It is with great humility that we claim no dominance over other blogs or online site. What we are truly proud of is our own cumulative efforts and achievements that we feel are worthy accomplishments that we should be very proud of.

Mocha Girls: UNO Magazine Releases a Special Issue

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Now who among the men here doesn't lose his self-control when faced with a hot and gorgeous lady?

I swear my knees will weaken and my nerves will shatter and break into itsy-bitsy pieces if you suddenly put me on the tight spot beside a lady that's oozing with sex appeal. I will melt like ice cream under the sun. I will wilt like rose petals cut from its stem, and I will shatter like glass that fell from a table top..... Or probably more like get flatten like pancakes after jumping from a skyscraper.

Now if there's more than one,...and they will all be happy to smile for me, then I guess I'm ready to die happy anytime from today. It will be like cloud nine!!! Oohh-la-la!!!

These were almost the same feelings I had when I met the Mocha Girls for the first time during the UNO magazine signing at the Off the Grill restaurant in Timog Avenue, Quezon City.

Proactiv Solution 3 Step System Works on Filipino Skin: Tested and Guaranteed Working

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So you think Proactiv Solution is not ideal for Filipino skin? Well acne is acne whether your white, brown, yellow, red or have the colors of the rainbow! Yes! You heard it right! Proactiv Solution works for the Filipinos!

The common misconception of some people is that because Proactiv Solution is a US-brand, it only works best on Caucasian skin. The truth is, the mechanism of acne formation is the same regardless of ethnicity, age or gender and it is this mechanism which Proactiv Solution addresses to eradicate acne and prevent future breakouts.

This makes it ideal even for Asians, especially us Filipinos, and whatever race you are, including people from the planet Krypton.

Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control: Eliminate those Excess Oil Easily

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The Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control is a breakthrough facial lotion that eliminates shine and is designed to absorb excess oil to help give a more mattified appearance while helping the skin fight acne. This also helps the skin to remain soft, smooth and hydrated without looking or feeling greasy.

It is ideal for men and women with oily skin because it controls and balances the oil levels and gives a matte finish after using it.

The Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control,  can help you control oil and other impurities that may cause pores to clog,  adds moisture to the skin without a greasy feel,  controls sebum production that can cause skin imperfections and helps prevent makeup from streaking throughout the day.

Miss Philippines Bea Rose Santiago is Miss International 2013

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"I want to give a merry Christmas to the Philippines. I want to close the pageant this year with a slam." - Bea Rose Santiago 
Filipinas are the most beautiful women on Earth! Proof to that is another win by Bea Rose Santiago as Miss International 2013.

Her winning speech was powerful enough that everyone must have felt deep within the very nerves and hitting the bones hard.
"The whole world saw how our country has suffered. One by one, other countries helped.You have opened my heart and eyes on what we can do to help each other. If I win the crown, I will help promote camaraderie among countries. I will work to sustain the spirit of sympathy and the spirit of hope. As long as we work together, there is hope." - Bea Rose Santiago

Self-Righteousness Is an Alarming Disease

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One of the letdowns of social media is that we can now cowardly rant against anybody behind the safety of our homes or offices while typing away madly on our computer keyboards or smartphone/tablet keypads. What we fail to realize is that the rant is more likely a call for attention when we felt we were terribly wronged. It is our way to ask for sympathy from others. "Come on everyone, join in on the party. Let us all gang up and hurt somebody!"

What made us snap? We felt our ego was bruised so now we desire to take revenge. We feel we deserve some form of retribution. So what do we do? We rant non-stop until our so-called friends, and everyone else that's clueless within our area of influence, comforts us and share the hate we have against our enemies.

What is alarming? Since the others do not really know even a cinch of what transpired between us and the other party, they will fan the flames just to further heat up our anger and create a bigger fire. Instead of wishing for "world peace" just like our beauty pageant contestants, many will only add further hatred into the equation causing an even bigger chaos. And because we subjected the accused in an unfair and misplaced context to save our own shortcomings, we managed to convince others that we were maltreated.

Is this how we take care of our perceived rotten apples? Strike them down further instead of lifting them up and showing them how to correct the errors of their ways? Thank you very much for these wonderful questions.

Changing the Reel: Budding Director Gino M. Santos Ushers in a Generation of Film with New Flick “Island Dreams”

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The action behind the camera has become one of the most intriguing contemporary art forms in the country. Despite being the youngest of Philippine creative styles, film making has succeeded in immortalizing the rich culture and character of the Filipino people through the silver screen.

Even with the challenges that face the industry such as the growth of illegal camcording and movie piracy, filmmaking continues to captivate and engage many young talents. One such passionate artist is Gino M. Santos, who, at the age of 24, has made waves in the local film scene.

Gino is a two-time Gawad CCP honorable mention awardee with his experimental short “Bangungot” and his short movie musical "Ang Tangke" (The Water Tank), the latter of which vied in the 19th Contravision Film Festival in Berlin. With award-winning director Brillante Mendoza as his mentor, Gino continues to hone his craft with the best from the trade and raise the standards for local filmmaking.

Google Zeitgeist Reveals the Most Searched About Topics in the Philippines

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We were given three chances to guess which we think was the most searched about in the Philippines, and most of us were wrong!

It was really surprising, and only reveals two probable facts. It's either a lot of people were really curious and concerned of the tragic lost, or many really love the person from the very start of 2013 until the end of the year when he met a very unfortunate accident.

Yes! Paul Walker was the most searched about term in Google Philippines!

I am not sure if this is comforting enough for him to know that many recognized him as influential for others, but the guy really made an impact to the Filipinos.

Volunteers from Scientology Churches and Missions help the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan

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A month since Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines, the country is still staggering. The Church of Scientology Mission of Manila immediately activated their Volunteer Ministers to help. They were joined by Volunteer Ministers from abroad who have continued to provide relief to help the country recover.

The Typhoon, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, slammed into the country November 8 with sustained winds as high as 195 mph. More than 5,000 died and the United Nations estimates 1.9 people were forced from their homes. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the storm disrupted the livelihoods of more than 5 million people leaving 2.4 million in need of food.

The Scientology Disaster Response Team, led by veteran Scientology Volunteer Minister Ayal Lindeman of New York and members of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers India Goodwill Tour, is working with government agencies and humanitarian organizations to help with the distribution of food and supplies.

Filipino YouTube Singers Unite For Typhoon Yolanda Survivors Relief

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Thirteen "YouTube singers" from across the globe dedicated their time and talents to this project, which is designed to help raise global awareness for the still ongoing need for aid and relief in the most hard hit areas in the Philippines.

Participants in this video include Zendee Tenerefe and Aldrich Talonding, both of whom famously appeared on the Ellen Show. A pair of American Idol 'veterans' are also in the mix in the form of Marvin Calderon Jr and Jett Hermano, while talented Filipino singers from as far away as Austria and Australia also took the time to record and send in footage of themselves singing different parts of 'The Prayer', which we then painstakingly edited together to form an utterly moving and compelling virtual choir that was only made possible through the advent of social media.

We are especially pleased to include the latest Filipino singer to have gone viral internationally - Joyce Jimenez, the sweet little blind girl from Davao who captured the hearts of netizens around the world with her soulful rendition of Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball.

ASUS Transformer Book T100 Now Available Nationwide

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The Best-selling Ultraportable in the Market is Available with Infinite storage. ASUS announces the availability of the Transformer Book T100, a 2-in-1 ultraportable laptop with a detachable 10 inch tablet HD display. Powered by the latest Intel Atom ‘Bay Trail’ quad-core processor and that can be used as a standalone Windows 8.1 tablet. With a slim design and durable finish, Transformer Book is not only one of the lightest laptops currently available at just 1.07kg, but also one of the lightest 10-inch tablets around, at 550g.

Currently breaking sales records, the ASUS Transformer Book T100 now comes with a 32GB memory on the tablet and an additional 500GB memory on its dock. In addition, ASUS offers an infinite amount of storage for one year with ASUS WebStorage for an infinite amount of fun!

Just 10.5mm thin in tablet mode, Transformer Book’s 10.1-inch display has a crisp 1366 x 768 resolution and features IPS technology for wide 178-degree viewing angles with excellent daylight visibility. Capacitive multi-touch gives fine fingertip control in tablet mode, while exclusive ASUS ‘Reading Mode’ technology adjusts the display automatically to make the screen easier to read for long periods. ASUS SonicMaster audio technology gives true-to-life sound which delivers one of the loudest yet crystal clear audio for a 10 inch tablet and Transformer Book also features the latest USB 3.0, 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and Micro SD slot (Up to 64GB) for optimal connectivity with other devices.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wazzup Pilipinas is the Most Outstanding Filipino Community Blog Site of 2013

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Congratulations to Wazzup Pilipinas!!!

The National Customers' Choice Annual Awards Council Confers Wazzup Pilipinas as the Most Outstanding Filipino Community Blog Site of 2013. Awards ceremonies will be on Jan. 24, 2014, 6pm.

Great news to end the year!!! See you at the awarding ceremonies this January 2014!!!

Wazzup Pilipinas was recognized as one of the Top Ten Emerging Influential Blog of 2013 by Digital Filipino, an organization managed by Janette Toral, one of the top social media gurus of the Philippines. This recognition was voted by fellow bloggers, and now this time the national recognition is coming from the vote of customers - our readers, followers and supporters. This makes it more significant and truly meaningful

Thank you for recognizing Wazzup Pilipinas! We will continue to be the most outstanding Filipino community blog site!

Chino Roque: The First Filipino Astronaut from Axe Apollo Space Academy

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Axe Apollo Space Academy (AASA) chose its first Filipino astronaut. The masculine fragrance company presented to the media community, Chino Roque as the pioneer of the Pinoys dream to step foot in the moon.

Last December 9th 2013, At the URBN Bar and Kitchen in The Fort strip, the press community met the top 3 contenders, from The Philippines, in the AXE’s campaign to bring aspirants to the outer space and had a chance to know Evan Ray Datuin, Ramil Santos and Chino. It’s a great privilege to have a face to face encounter with these guys who just got off the Axe Apollo space camp.

Datuin, Santos and Roque were surrounded by camera flashes and back to back interviews from different broadcasting stations and print media representatives. Gino and one of the ultimate heart throb and idol of the mass; Ramon Baustista hosted the gala.

How To Really Travel the World

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This travel adventure we call life is what we make of it. No matter how dedicated we are, sometimes we will be tempted to change our plans and veer away from the proposed path to admire the view, touch the trees, taste the food, or take the most photos. Whatever the reason, we all deserve to decide how and when we will get to our destination.

It wouldn't also be realistic enough if it were all smooth sailing, if there were no potholes on the road, if there were no storm clouds to slow us down. Even a train gets derailed. Even a space shuttle has limitations to its reach. We will therefore sometimes get delayed, miss our ride, or worst....never reach our destination. It's a universal truth.

Just because we fumbled, slipped or tripped once, or twice, or thrice,...doesn't mean we're gonna suck at everything forever. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in ourselves, because if we don't, then who will?

Gionee Launches the World’s First Smartphone with White OGS Technology

The people behind Gionee’s bestselling ELIFE series (From Left to right) Richard Bangayan, Gionee Philippines Vice President, Beally Pei Li, Gionee South East Asia Senior Sales Manager, Tom Zhou Xiao Ping, Gionee South East Asia Sales Director,Michael Bangayan, Gionee Philippines President, Katrin Gregorio, Gionee Philippine Mobile Business Division Head, Douglas Hu, Gionee Philippines Sales Head

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A global leader in mobile phone manufacturing and design, Gionee has recently launched the Gionee E6, the flagship smartphone from its bestselling ELIFE series at Eclipse Bar in Solaire.

Having attracted the attention of the midmarket segment with its impressive lineup of smartphones, the brand continues to innovate and develop new models that are specifically designed to create a better smartphone experience.

Just like the other models in the ELIFE series, the Gionee E6 is also very user friendly. As the world’s first smartphone with White OGS technology, the Gionee E6 is perfect for both highly mobile business folks or for those who prefer to make use of their smartphone as an entertainment device.

Monday, December 16, 2013

BLTX Small Press Expo: Geek Fun, Indie Insights & Best Practices

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What you'll see are images from the BLTXIV: Fourth Annual Better Living through Xeroxography Small Press Expo: Geek Fun, Indie Insights, and Best Practices!

The Youth & Beauty Brigade in partnership with Lopez Museum and Library held the semi-annual small press expo BLTXIV: Fourth Annual Better Living through Xeroxography Small Press Expo on December 14 (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In support of the efforts of production and marketing of handmade items such as books, comics, anthologies, and magazines by the Filipino youth, featured at the expo were over fifty sellers with items that were difficult to find through mainstream channels, and not sold by major bookstores.

Chino Roque: The First Filipino Astronaut

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AXE Apollo Space Academy (A.A.S.A) has finally selected the first Filipino astronaut to represent the Philippines in a flight to space. The legendary Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Chino Roque meet for the first time.

Last January, AXE, the no. 1 fragrance brand in the world, unveiled a campaign to take the first Filipino to space with over 20 others from over 160 countries worldwide to celebrate the launch of AXE Apollo, its newest and possibly most iconic fragrance yet.

The Philippines was among the top countries that participated in the global campaign with over 28,000 applications for the opportunity to become the first Filipino to ever go to space.

From thousands, three candidates were selected to represent the country at the international AXE Apollo Space Camp held at the Kennedy Space Center in the U.S. The three candidates underwent astronaut training with over 100 others from all over the globe. Finally, one has been chosen to take to space by 2015 as the first Filipino astronaut.

Top Ten New Firecrackers: Explosive Stinkers and Winners to Welcome 2014

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We can now say farewell to "Goodbye Gloria", "Pacquiao" and "Bin Laden" - among many other banned firecrackers.

They were last year's popular firecrackers. This year-ender's explosive new firecrackers are now names as "Goodbye Napoles" and "Yolanda".

Whoa! I'm just not so sure if Janette Napoles would leave a bigger bang than Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's namesake, but isn't the "Yolanda" a bit insensitive. I guess nobody would want to lit up something named after the typhoon that killed thousand of our countrymen from the Visayas.

Yeah...maybe it was so devastating enough to destroy many lives and properties, including the survivors' hopes and dreams, but I won't dare touch something that will just bring out strong emotions that may cause despair especially to the survivors of the calamity.

Print Wirelessly from the New Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX to Epson Printers

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Epson recently announced its support for Kindle Fire Printing, an integrated wireless print solution from the all-new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets. A wide range of Epson Connect-enabled printers now deliver extensive mobile printing capabilities for the new family of Kindle Fire tablets with Amazon Fire OS 3.11, making it easier than ever for users to wirelessly print documents, photos, appointments and emails.

"Amazon just gave mobile productivity a huge boost, enabling Kindle Fire users to go beyond leisure and entertainment and use their tablets to stay connected and get the job done," said Ian Cameron, general manager of sales and marketing support at Epson.

"Collaboration and innovation are an important part of Epson's strategy to drive home and business productivity via powerful mobile printing solutions across a range of devices and platforms.

Today's on-the-go users require multifunctional, easy-to-use options, and support of the new family of Kindle Fire tablets provides yet another convenient and powerful way to access, share and print from anywhere."

Don Mariano Bus Falls Off the Skyway and Kills More Than 20 Passengers

Don Mariano Transit bus wreckage that fell from the Skyway
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Kaskasero ang karamihan ng bus drivers dahil naghahabol sila ng quota. Dapat talaga buwanan na ang suweldo nila at hindi percentage ng kinikita ng bus. Ang daming taong nadadamay sa pagka-abusado nila. Walang paggalang sa traffic rules, sa ibang sasakyan, sa pedestrians at sa pasahero. Praying for the families of those who died in the accident. Magpa-Pasko pa naman.

Ilang beses na bang nasasangkot yang Don Mariano Transit na yan at ang nakakapagtaka eh binibigyan pa din sila ng pagkakataon o lisensya sa makapagbiyahe? Sa totoo lang sana naman eh huwag na silang bigyan ng prangkisa at tuluyan ng kanselahin. Tama na, Sobra na!

Don Mariano buses and its drivers are known as killer buses. Mabilis talaga sila magpatakbo. Dapat may drug test every month or quarterly ang lahat ng bus, truck at jeepney drivers.

The Martilyo Gang Strikes Again: PNoy and Mar to the Rescue

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So what will bring the President of the Philippines rushing to a crime scene? 

No. I think the most asked question right now is: Was the jewelry heist more important than the Typhoon Yolanda calamity?
"Mas mahalaga ang mga nanakaw na jewelry kaysa sa mga biktima ng Tacloban. Ano ba kayo?"
"Dear PNOY it took you days to get to Tacloban after the deadly storm, pero ambilis sa scene of the crime nang may nangyari sa SM North... Paki ekplain..""I do understand that the crime happened near him, pero was his response really needed? It's sending a wrong message to the public."

"Kasi nga daw kaya siya mabagal sa Tacloban, MGA ROMUALDEZ ANG TACLOBAN AT AQUINO SIYA."

"Malaki daw tax na binabayaran ng SM. Or baka, may "royalties" ang SM for the Office of the President."

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Alyz Henrich : Congratulations to Miss Earth 2013

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Congratulations again to the new Miss Earth 2013 Alyz Henrich @HenrichAlyz as she sends us her Holiday greetings. It's only a few days away until Christmas day and we sure are glad to be celebrating it with the new Ambassador for the welfare of the Earth.

There were many questions that were answered ubiquitously that caused my eyebrows to raise and left my mouth open wide in awe. I don't know if the contestants were just lost in the translation or their nerves were just too stressed out, but what really struck me was: "Aside from climate change, what is the biggest threat to Mother Earth?" Miss Thailand: "Human behavior affects the whole world." So True.

Mother Earth hates the stupid question : "A month after Yolanda struck the country, how do you think Mother Earth feels now?" Duh?!

Thew pageant was held last December 7 at Versailles Alabang in Las Pinas and started at around 8 pm.

SCTEX Challenge: Run Beyond Your Limits

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Global Gateway Logistics City sets its very first Aerotropolis Half Marathon

Gwill host the very first GGLC Aerotropolis Half Marathon dubbed as “SCTEX Challenge: Run Beyond Your Limits”. The Half Marathon will start at the GGLC grounds extending to the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). An estimated 2000 participants will join the marathon composed of 3km, 5km, 10km and 21km distances.

Organized by Hubble Multisport in partnership with GGLC, this aims to be the premier running event in Central Luzon by utilizing SCTEX in the course which allows participants to enjoy the scenic view of the country’s longest expressway giving them a unique and unforgettable running experience.

Event Date : Sunday, January 19, 2014
Race Distance : 3km / 5km / 10km / 21km
Location : GGLC Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
Start/End Point : GGLC Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
Race Owner : Global Gateway Logistics City
Organizer : Hubble Multisport
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Here's your chance to run on scenic SCTEX! Start 2014 strong with the Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) Aerotropolis Half Marathon on January 19 in GGLC, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. There are 3km, 5km, 10km, and 21km distances; reg fees start at P400.
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