Saturday, June 4, 2016

Miss Silka Bulacan 2016 Candidates

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The Miss Silka Bulacan 2016 was officially introduced to the media at Robinson's Place Malolos on June 3, 2016.

They showcased their talent in the Talent Competition where each candidate tried their best to impress the judges.

14 lovely candidates showcase their talents, ramp in their swimsuits, and walk their way to the crown! Here are the schedules:

June 03, 2016 @ Robinsons Place Malolos

June 10, 2016 @ Grass Garden Resort, Plaridel, Bulacan

June 20, 2016 @ Robinsons Place Malolos
with guest artist - ALEX DIAZ

See you there!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Talent Competition Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of the Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Talent Competition held on June 3, 2016 at Green Sun Hotel in Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati city.


Gold - City of Alaminos
Silver - Piat, Cagayan
Bronze - Sta. Barbara

Not only are our candidates smart, beautiful and sexy, they also have their corresponding admirable talent that would make them the embodiment of real beauty - both inside and out.

Beauty is skin deep and would not last but talent can be developed and mastered to perfection. It is always a very good complement to have some form of talent to show off while maintaining a good posture and health. Whether it's some awesome hard-hitting karate moves, or a melodious ballet recital, or even a belting singing act, you'd be mostly impressed to see these performed by pretty looking ladies.

Congratulation again to all these beauties, especially the winners, who deserve an applause.

Medical Drama Shines A Different Kind Of Light On Hospital Work Life

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The Night Shift, a medical drama highlighting the lives of the doctors and nurses at San Antonio Memorial, is premiering its 3rd season, and the crew is navigating wildly different paths. Relationships are changing, new doctors are arriving and everyone is looking at their lives from a fresh perspective. As TC and Jordan still struggle with the line between their personal and professional relationship, our heroes throw themselves into their life-saving work.

Newlywed Drew Alister (Brendan Fehr) is now stationed in Afghanistan, where he meets the accomplished Dr. Syd Jennings. A fearless major in the Army, Syd has worked with the Cultural Support Team in conjunction with Ranger and Special Forces units.

Actress Jennifer Beals (The L Word) joins the 3rd season as Dr. Syd Jennings from the army. Also, some new additions to the crew are Tanaya Beatty who portrays Dr. Shannon Rivera; and Anna Lynne McCord as Jessica Sanders, a pharmaceutical representative.

The Night Shift Season 3 is produced by Sony Pictures Television Inc with Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah as the writers and executive producers. The Night Shift Season 3 premieres June 8 first and exclusive on Sony Channel, same week as the US, and will air every Wednesday at 8:50pm.

Sony Channel is seen on SKYCable Channel 35, Cignal Digital TV Channel 60, Destiny Cable Channel 62, Cable Link Channel 39.

Real Estate Presentation Tips from Miriam Quiambao-Roberto

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Beauty Queen, Celebrity, Entrepreneur and Licensed real estate broker Miriam Quiambao-Roberto bares the secrets of her success in real estate.

An important aspect of being a real estate professional is presentation. Whether it is showing a home to a potential buyer or renter, or helping owners understand how to get their property sold the quickest while helping them get the most out of the deal, the job involves a great deal of convincing.

Unfortunately for some, this is a part of the profession that is most difficult to master. A common mistake is being too salesy, while others tend to be a little dull as they present. The most unforgivable, however, is doing so unprepared and coming across as unprofessional.

While it does take time to get the hang of it, making presentations is not an extensive science, and as former beauty queen turned successful real estate broker, investor, and property manager Miriam Quiambao-Roberto would attest, it actually comes down to a few basics.

The first runner-up of the Miss Universe Pageant in 1999 and host of shows like The 700 Club Asia and Philippine Realty TV shares some presentation habits she practices in business and media that are just as effective in real estate dealings.

Marriage and Property 101: Prenuptial Agreements

Wazzup Pilipinas! explains what is a prenuptial agreement and why couples about to get married should have one.

Many couples who are into their nth year (even month) of being together decide to get married because they feel, in all aspects, that they’re ready for the responsibility. Mentally, they believe it’s the most logical next step once they’ve reached a certain point in their relationship. Emotionally, they think they’re mature enough to have kids. And then there’s the I’m-not-getting-any-younger physical aspect. But if all you’ve done in the financial aspect is get stable jobs and save enough money to live off of, you might also want to consider getting a prenuptial agreement.

To most Filipinos, nothing puts a damper on the romantic idea of marriage like a prenuptial agreement. Because it’s a legal contract of how assets will be divided between husband and wife in the event of a separation, they think it’s like anticipating that the union will eventually end, which then kills the romance. But the reality is, money is one of the biggest issues that put a strain on a marriage, which is what makes a prenup even more essential.

So, who needs a prenuptial agreement?

Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Candidates During the Swimsuit Competition

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Here's the many beautiful and gorgeous candidates of the Miss Philippines Earth 2016 wearing notnimng but their swimsuites and smiles during the Swimsuit Competition held at Versailles Palace in Alabang, Muntinlupa.

Congratulations again to the winners of Miss Philippines Earth 2016:

Gold - London
Silver -Puerto Princesa
Bronze -Vienna. Austria

Special awards:
Ms. New Placenta -London
Ms. Viking -City of Alaminos
Ms. Boardwalk -City of Zamboanga
Ms. RedFox -City of Zamboanga
Ms. Ysa Kojic -Puerto Princesa
Ms. Ysa Body -Rosales, Pangasinan
Ms. Gloww -Puerto Princesa

Catch the 2016 NBA Finals and Watch the Games Live on NBA Leagues Pass

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Globe and NBA launch streamlined registration process for users to access NBA LEAGUE PASS on mobile devices

As the NBA Finals tips off, Globe Telecom, the official wireless and broadband services partner of the NBA in the Philippines, introduces a streamlined registration process that enables sports fans to watch and experience the NBA on their mobile devices.

Globe Customers subscribing to any NBA service offerings (NBA499 for a 30-day premium access, NBA299 for 7 days, and NBA50 for a 24-hour access) will experience the new and improved registration method to access NBA content on their mobile phones without the need to input PIN codes.

In time for the NBA Finals, the new registration procedure from Globe begins with customers selecting an NBA service offering and texting the keyword (“NBA499”, “NBA299”, “NBA50”) to 8888. Once completed, users will receive a text message containing a link that will direct them to the NBA App to access NBA LEAGUE PASS. Once authenticated, fans can immediately get started viewing the games on their devices.

All new Globe Postpaid customers subscribed to GoSURF299 and up automatically get a free 30-day access to the NBA LEAGUE PASS where they can watch the games live and check the scores of the NBA Finals.

Choose Your Own Adventure on Discovery Channel

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Whether it’s on the toughest terrains or the darkest places on earth, Discovery Channel has the kind of adventure you are looking for all this month.

The Island with Bear Grylls returns for a second series, but this time the ultimate survival experiment will attempt to discover whether British women - as well as men - have what it takes to survive when pushed to the limits of human endurance. 14 British women will be abandoned on one remote desert island in the Pacific Ocean, while 14 British men will inhabit another, separate island. This time, the survival challenge will be harder and longer than before, as the castaways attempt to survive entirely on their own wits for six gruelling weeks at the height of the tropical storm season. Will modern day men and women still have what it takes to survive? The Island with Bear Grylls premieres June 7, airing Tuesdays, at 9PM. 

Two survivalists have two very different ideas about what it takes to survive. In the new season of Dual Survival, they'll take on some of the planet's most unforgiving terrain to demonstrate, in their own way, how the right skills and some creative thinking can keep you alive. Dual Survival premieres June 14, airing Sundays at 8PM. 

And in the new season of Trailblazers, the quest to expand the boundaries of human knowledge draws scientists to explore ever deeper, taking them into the darkest places on earth. Death waits at every turn, but protecting them from danger are the Trailblazers -- members of a brotherhood of elite survivalists who are sworn to keep every expedition safe, risking their lives to ensure everybody makes it in, completes their mission and gets back out alive. Trailblazers premieres June 27, airing Mondays at 10PM

YouTube FanFest Manila 2016: An Awesome #YTFF with Viral Sensations

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We had such an amazing experience at this year's YOUTUBE FANFEST in Manila!

YouTube Fanfest Manila 2016 took place in the Philippines on a Friday, May 27, 2016 at the World Trade Center in Pasay with some of YouTube’s biggest stars.
Alex Wassabi, Tiffany Alvord, AJ Rafael, Mikey Bustos, Bogart the Explorer, Filharmonic, Gab Valenciano, Lloyd Cadena, Tiffany Alvord, Connor Franta, Tanner Patrick, Wengie, Tyler Ward, Abra and a lot more local and foreign YouTube stars gave fans a show that they will surely remember. 

The YouTube FanFest stage was filled with inspiring and talented video creators - truly a stellar lineup of social media stars! The estimated 5,000 fans present that day had the time of their lives watching their idols perform live and in the flesh.

All of the talents involved took part in a variety show exhibiting some of the skills that made them famous on the video streaming platform. They started out as quirky video dabblers but today they're viral sensations. They are the new breed of celebrities who rocketed to superstardom using YouTube channels.

SAP and Microsoft Usher in New Era of Partnership to Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Cloud

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SAP SE and Microsoft Corporation today announced joint plans to deliver broad support for the SAP HANA platformdeployed on Microsoft Azure, simplify work through new integrations betweenMicrosoft Office 365 and cloud solutions from SAP, and provide enhanced management and security for custom SAP Fiori apps.This announcement was made at the 28th annual SAPPHIRE NOW conference.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and SAP CEO Bill McDermott will take the stage together at SAPPHIRE NOWtoday to discuss the expanded partnership that will help organizations use the cloud to drive innovation, agility and enable new ways to work.

“At Microsoft, we are focused on empowering organizations to build systems of intelligence that advance their digital transformations,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “Together with SAP, we are bringing new levels of integrations between our products that provide businesses with enhanced collaboration tools, new insights from data and a hyper-scale cloud to grow and seize new opportunities ahead.”

“We believe the IT industry will be shaped by breakthrough partnerships that unlock new productivity for customers beyond the boundaries of traditional platforms and applications,” said McDermott. “SAP and Microsoft are working together to create an end-user experience built on unprecedented insight, convenience and agility. The certification of Microsoft Azure’s infrastructure services for SAP HANA along with the new integration between Microsoft Office 365 and cloud solutions from SAP are emblematic of this major paradigm shift for the enterprise.”

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Fuel-Saving Good Habits from Michelin

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Saving on fuel expense is an important priority nowadays. When you save gas, you don’t just improve your gas mileage and save more money, you also reduce your environmental impact. Thankfully, some clever fuel-saving moves – like reducing vehicle load and properly inflating tires –can really make a difference. Michelin shares some tips with you to help you making your trips safer and wallet-friendlier.

1. Plan your trips well and cut down on them, if you can.

Try to schedule all your errands and tasks in just one big car trip. Starting a car that’s been parked a long time uses a whole lot of fuel for the first eight kilometers or so. Running different unplanned trips a day can cost you bigtime. Think of carpooling too, if you seriously want to save on fuel.

2. Let the traffic ease up before you go.

Getting caught in a traffic jam is a waste of fuel. First gear and second gear driving use up fuel the most. If you have to go out during rush hour, travel steadily at a slow speed and avoid accelerating and braking. Always anticipate what the driver ahead of you is doing.

3. Reduce vehicle weight.

A loaded car burns more fuel. Do not store heavy equipment, tools, and other unnecessary items in your trunk. Extra luggage on top of the roof increases the wind resistance of your car and makes it use up more gas. Remove the roof rack, bull bar and other accessories when not in use.

World Series of Fighting – Global Championship

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World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) has announced a heavyweight championship main event for their next event, which also marks their first Global event in Philippines on July 30, 2016. The match up will pit WSOF Global Champion, Russia’s Evgeny Erokhin (14-4), vs WSOF Global #1 Contender, USA’s Richard “The Black Eagle” Odoms (11-2).

Evgeny Erokhin won the inaugural WSOF Global World Heavyweight Championship back on February 7 in Tokyo, Japan, with a first round TKO victory over former Bellator contender, Brandon Cash. Evgeny brings an impressive win streak into the decagon with nine straight wins via knockout, including wins over Brett Rogers, Mike Kyle, Jeff Monson, and Tim Hague.

Richard Odoms made his debut with WSOF Global in Tokyo in February and was on hand to witness Evgeny win his championship. Odoms had a very powerful first round KO stoppage, flattening Japan’s Yusuke Kawaguchi in the first round with a knee to the head. Odoms has won three straight fights, with two of those wins coming by first round KO/TKO.

An interesting fact about each of these warriors is that when they aren’t training, they protect and serve with their respective police forces at home. Evgeny is a police officer in Khabarovsk, Russia; while Richard wears the badge in San Antonio, Texas.

“We have been focusing a lot of our efforts in early 2016 working with our affiliates in nine countries on five continents. We continue to build that program successfully. UGB-MMA in Philippines was our very first affiliate and paved the way for others. It just makes sense that Philippines would be the right market for us to put on our next big event,” lamented WSOF-GC Owner, Dunesa Hesser. “Not only will we be bringing fighters from across the globe to this event, but we will be highlighting some of UGB’s talented fighters as well.”

Disney and Globe Telecom Launch Disney Channels Apps in the Philippines

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Disney fans in the Philippines can now watch all their favorite Disney programs, whenever and wherever they want. Disney Southeast Asia together with Philippines’ number one mobile brand Globe Telecom, will launch a new mobile video streaming service via three new entertainment apps - Disney Channel App, Disney XD App, and Disney Junior App – on 27 May.

The Disney Channels Apps are available for download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store, and feature both live streaming of the Disney Channels and Video-On-Demand (VOD) service offering more than 100 full episodes for eligible Globe subscribers. All Globe Prepaid and Postpaid subscribers who sign up for their Globe Interactive Account will enjoy an initial 30-day free trial. After the free trial period, users can continue to enjoy full access to premium content with Globe stand-alone offers “Disney129” or “Disney299” subscription plans, or when they sign up for or re-contract on GoSURF 999 and up subscription plans. Users without a valid Globe Interactive Account can still download the apps to access limited VOD content.

Designed specifically for kids to watch their favorite Disney entertainment anytime and anywhere, the Disney Channels Apps will provide hours of fun in a safe and kid-friendly digital environment that will immerse viewers in Disney’s magical world of storytelling and characters. The Disney Channel App will tap into the world of kids and families through imagination, laughter and optimism via favorite Disney movies and shows such as The Descendants, Phineas and Ferb, The 7D, Gravity Falls, and Art Attack. Designed for preschoolers, the Disney Junior App will bring to life engaging storytelling featuring characters that kids love deeply from series’ such as Sofia the First, The Lion Guard, Miles from Tomorrowland, Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Meanwhile, the Disney XD App will transport kids into worlds of hilarious, outrageous fun and inspiring adventures with series such as Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs the Sinister Six, Marvel’s Avengers Ultron Revolution, Star Wars Rebels, Pickle and Peanut, Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Coleen Garcia: The Embodiment of Sexy

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We know why men are going loony over her because we are equally can't get our eyes off of her!

She's the teen goddess that no wonder Billy Crawford has the ever-burning hots for her. From the professional photo shoots for magazines to the personal social media shout outs, her pictures will definitely launch a thousand ships filled with men ready to to on a cruise with her.

I would be as sweaty as she is on her Le Touessrok Resort, Mauritius shots every time I imagine trying hard to get the nerves to even say "Hello" or numb on the knees when glimpses of her Preview, Metro and Bench shoots come into mind. She is truly the embodiment of sexy that how I wish she had a twin or I'm Billy instead.

But there's very few celebrities who would fall for ordinary guys like us since most of them will also be looking for the hunky guys to complement their gorgeous looks. Oh boy, their offspring will be like the most beautiful individuals to inhabit the Earth. I wouldn't mind mingling with more pretty creatures.

Congratulations Danielle Claudine "Coleen" Ortega García, or Coleen Garcia for short, for being among the most adorable face and body in Philippine showbiz. I have to admit that I see her as the prettier young lady in the It's Showtime noontime show. She was the only reason I had endured the harsh jokes of the leading comedian there. She always had the angelic face, innocent smile and youthful image that vibrantly shines outward from our TV.

Arci Munoz Oozing with Sexiness Amidst Sand, Sun and Sea

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Otherwise known as the headbanging lead vocalist Ramona Thornes of the alternative rock band Philia, Ramona Cecilia Datuin Muñoz, or widely recognized as Arci Munoz in the TV industry, oozes in sexiness during her summer beach visit in El Nido, Palawan. She later on follows the beach vacay with a trip to Puca Beach in Boracay, Aklan. Now that's a babe in two of the beautiful beaches of the Philippines.

The "Artista sa Umaga, Rakista sa Gabi" star easily flaunts her beautiful body because she has it! I would imagine all ladies with a body like hers would dare not not hide it under their clothes but openly take pride in showing off their well-sculpted and blessed body.

We've seen her amazing magazine covers at Metro magazine where they describe her as the Brave, Bold and Beautiful bikini shots posted Super Woman wearing nothing but a red and blue garment with splashes of yellow all over. Though we only see her adorable back and lengthy legs, she was still oozing in sex appeal.  Plus there's Mega magazine and Inside Showbiz also helping in catapulting her career.

Pasion de Amor, Always be my Maybe, etc., has made her a recognizable star that many would be able to identify her immediately among a large crowd. She would surely stand out, loud and proud, day or night, we love our Arci!

Below are some of her bikini shots she posted on her Instagram account. Enjoy!

Second Batch of MRT-3 Escalators Up for Rehab

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The second batch of conveyance facilities of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) is set for restoration, as the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has awarded the contract to rehabilitate the remaining escalators of the metropolis’ main light rail line.

The P65.48-million project, which covers all 34 Mitsubishi-brand escalators, was awarded to International Elevator & Equipment, Inc. (IEEI) through the Department of Budget and Management’s Procurement Service.

IEEI holds proprietary rights to rehabilitate this second batch of escalators, being the brand’s exclusive distributor. It will undertake such works within 223 calendar days from the issuance of the Notice to Proceed.

This project aims to provide relief to commuters — especially senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and pregnant women — by causing the refurbishment of escalators located inside the following stations:

Araneta Center-Cubao (8 units)
Shaw Boulevard (8 units)
Boni (2 units)
Buendia (4 units)
Ayala (10 units)
Taft (2 units)

The remaining batch of conveyance facilities that is under procurement consists of the total replacement of 32 escalators, which became obsolete in 2013. Earlier this year, the DOTC announced the completion of the first batch of escalator refurbishment.

These efforts to rehabilitate the line’s conveyance facilities are among the various projects of the DOTC to modernize and improve the MRT-3.

Upland Tingguian Lowland Iloko: Shared Convention of Tingguian and Ilokano Weaving Traditions

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Abra, a former Ilocos town, now among the provinces of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), has a rich texture of social, political and cultural history. Abreños are largely Tingguians and Ilocanos.

The centuries-old impaod (backstrap) weaving and its many forms, developed through rituals and dreams, are so much a piece of history of the people (Itnegs) of the Tineg River. Pinaing is the goddess of the women weavers who were taught to weave at the age of ten.

The Tingguian colors are predominantly muted. Natural dyes such as malatayum plant (for indigo) were prominent in the designs of the olden days.

The ethnic handwoven fabric comes in the forms of traditional garments, blankets, scarves, table covers and many more.

"Upland Tingguian Lowland Iloko"
Shared Convention of Tingguian and Ilokano Weaving Traditions

May 28 - June 26, 2016
Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan,
Tuba, Benguet, Philippines
Tel /Fax: (+63 74) 442 7165

Crusader: Painting by Orly Ypon

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Orley Ypon hails from Toledo, Cebu, Philippines. He discovered a love for art at a very early age, doing portraits of himself and of family and friends throughout his growing years.

Orley left Cebu Province at 17 after a few semesters at the Cebu Institute of Technology taking up Architecture to make his mark in Manila. A series of jobs as an export handicraft artist led him all over the country from Pampanga, Paete, Laguna and Davao. He eventually returned to Cebu to study at the UP College of Fine Arts before leaving school to become a full-time artist.

The 39-year old artist has achieved much since his young years. A constant finalist in painting exhibitions in the Visayas and Metro Manila, Orley gained attention when he won the First Prize in the Art Association of the Philippines' National On-The-Spot Painting Competition in 2001. In the same year, Orley made his mark at the Art Petron National Painting Competition, bagging the Grand Prize in 2001 for "Ober-Ober". He won the Grand Prize in the same competition for the second time in 2004 for "Pamaling", earning him the honor of being the first Hall-of-Famer in the history of the Art Petron Painting Competitions. In 2008, Orley won the 2nd Prize in the GSIS Painting Competition for his piece, "Ahon", considered by peers and critics to be a breakthrough creation for its adherence to traditional technique but showing depth and variety in the artists' choice of subject and composition. It showed an evocative nature previously unseen in his earlier work. His current creations manifest the artist developing his objectives into themes that convey social issues, the human condition, and further expanding into new dimensions of his art. His latest achievements are winning the Grand Prize in International Artist Magazine's International Painting Competition in the People and Figures Division for 2009, Honorable Mention in the latest Members Only Competition of the Portrait Society of America and the Grand Prize in the Amorsolo National Painting Competition. He was also recently given the Ani Ng Dangal award in 2011, an honor given by the National Commission of Culture and Arts of the Philippines.

Orley continues to paint his favorite scenes of life and culture while continuously evolving his traditional technique through study and awareness of contemporary art forms. He holds occasional exhibits in Metro Manila and is based in Pasig City, Philippines.

May 28 - June 26, 2016
Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan,
Tuba, Benguet, Philippines
Tel /Fax: (+63 74) 442 7165

Rak of Aegis Returns for the Nth Time

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After a simple lunch with our sister here at home, the rains suddenly poured ! And then, we were quickly reminded that yes, indeed the all-time Pinoy rock musical Rak of Aegis is coming back to town in the next two weeks. Come rain or shine !!!!!

This is the 5th return of the musical and with 82 shows that the cast will deliver, you must not forget to include this treat of a lifetime. If the rumors are true that this is going to be the last, then all the more that you must not miss this !!!!! A new song will be added and some surprises are up in the air, as well.

Since it opened in 2014, we have seen this show for more than 10x already with different casts featured and we just couldn't forget this ouvre with the fabulous musical direction by Myke Salomon, written by Liza Magtoto and directed by Maribel Legarda.

We were hoping that a cast recording be produced to immortalize this neo-classic but due to licensing rights, we just have to contend watching many more shows for this fifth and final run. A commemorative book can or maybe produced but let's wait and see. That's the theater fan in me !!!!!

UP Playwrights' Theatre Presents Linda Faigao Hall's “The Female Heart”

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After three years of hiatus, UP Playwrights’ Theatre (UPPT) proudly returns onstage with Linda Faigao - Hall’s THE FEMALE HEART running from July 1 – 10, 2016 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, University of the Philippines Diliman.

Set in the late 1980's, the play follows Adelfa and her elder brother Anghel’s struggles as resident of the infamous mountain of garbage popularly known as smokey mountain. Confronted by extreme poverty and her brother's ailing health, Adelfa agrees to become a mail-order bride in the United States.

Chase Salazar and Al Gatmaitan play the role of Adelfa and Anghel respectively. Salazar was last seen in Ateneo Entablado’s Ang Birheng Matimtiman and in Severino Montano’s Ladies and the Senator for the celebration of UP Diliman Arts Month. Gatmaitan, an Aliw Award winner for Best Classical Male Performer in 2015, is a current regular at the ABS-CBN soap opera, “The Story of Us.”

Joining Salazar and Gatmaitan are Philstage Gawad Buhay 2008 Awardee Peewee O’Hara; diligent and promising actress Sheryll Ceasico; multimedia producer, writer, and director, Mark McKeown; and UP Diliman Theatre Arts graduate student and Siliman University alumna, Ina Azarcon–Bolivar.

Live Blogging: Miss USA 2016 Swimwear and Evening Wear Competition

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52 contestants compete in the preliminary competition namely for swimwear and evening wear at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 1, 2016 at 10 pm (June 2, 2016 at around 10 am Philippine time), to earn their spot in the Miss USA Top 15!

The event was hosted by Nick Teplitz and Miss USA 2015, Olivia Jordan. I loved the way they introduced each candidate while strutting in their swimsuit. That rhyming play of words as introduction to these beauties was quite amusing and most of the time humorous.

"You have to applaud how she helps kids abroad, Georgia!"
"She's all the rave once she hits the stage, Indiana!" 
"It's sure is grand to lend a hand like Iowa!"
"We're proud to report, you'll see her in court, Kentucky!"
"We'll swoon if we hear a tune from Maryland!"
" If you need advice on how to look nice, ask Massachusetts!"
"Making sure your spine is feeling fine, it's Michigan!
"With a knack for giving back is Minnesota!"
"If you think she's funny, you're right on the money, Nebraska!"
"Patients will flock to this future doc, Nevada!"

There's only 51 states in USA but they've added a 52nd candidate they are calling Miss 52 USA (Alexandra Miller)

Raffy Tima: Catcalling My Wife Is Wrong In So Many Levels

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"I expected that from a Mayor Duterte. I know his reputation well enough not to be shocked by it, but that does not make it right. For someone who espouses leadership by example, catcalling anyone in a press conference with all cameras trained on him defies logic. Then again, that's Mayor Duterte.

What appalled me even more was how some people in the room reacted. Most laughed, others made teasing noise and basically urged the mayor to dish some more! And he did. I do hope none of them were journalists because if they were, shame on them.
When you see or hear anyone say something wrong you do not encourage it, you do the opposite. Or in that particular instance at least, they should have kept quite and in their silence gave the message that what the mayor did was wrong.

Some jokes are funny and should be laughed at... but disrespecting women is definitely not one of them." - Raffy Tima
I empathize with Raffy Tima for the reactions of the rabid followers of these president but what is most disgusting is his embarrassing behavior which isn't befitting a president. I hope somebody from his team can or teach him manners.

Here's a husband simply protecting his wife from catcalling and now he's called biased and a "yellow supporter" and being told that it's just a joke?

Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Cultural Costume Competition Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of the Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Cultural Costume Competition held on June 1, 2016 at Versailles Palace in Alabang, Muntinlupa.


Gold - Pagadian City
Silver - Palo, Leyte
Bronze - General Santos City

Dressed to impress, these lovely candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2016 are nothing short of the regal attributes of princesses and queens hailing from the different areas of the country, our beloved Philippines. 

The Filipino race is proud to have originated from different races spread throughout the many regions but we have transcended and went beyond the islands of the country crossing paths with other nationalities and making our race a multi-cultural diversity. 

Thus, our influences varies and evolves changing the way we appreciate beauty and creativity. Our culture is so multi-faceted making it uniquely one of a kind. The creation of our cultural costume takes shape with how we view our heritage and traditional customs, but I am glad that our talented designers incorporate modern techniques in their masterpieces.

We send our heartfelt thanks to the organizers of beauty pageants for highlighting the innate beauty of our women. We would always say that behind every community is a woman that can stand out proud and confidently beautiful with a heart.

Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Swimsuit Competition Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of the Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Swimsuit Competition  held on June 1, 2016 at Versailles Palace in Alabang.

Gold - London, Kiaragiel Gregorio
Silver - Puerto Princesa City, Imelda Schweighart
Bronze - Vienna-Austria, Melanie Mader

Special awards:
Ms. New Placenta -London
Ms. Viking -City of Alaminos
Ms. Boardwalk -City of Zamboanga
Ms. RedFox -City of Zamboanga
Ms. Ysa Kojic -Puerto Princesa
Ms. Ysa Body -Rosales, Pangasinan
Ms. Gloww -Puerto Princesa

The winners truly have impressive physiques that you'll undoubtedly swoon in delight upon seeing them walk the runway. You'll gawk in appreciation from start to finish since all of the candidates are rightful to be among the beauties vying for the grand title of Miss Philippines Earth 2016 top winner to represent the country at the Miss Earth competition.

The ladies were wearing differently colored bikinis or swimsuits that further highlights their amazing assets. Definitely body beautiful candidates are a plenty during this swimsuit competition that you'll wish you have one as your girlfriend or future wife. 

We've seen them impress the media with their almost flawless complexions and so much facial appeal that will confirm Filipinas are truly among the most beautiful in the world.

Adobo Movement: Dayrit's Wins Adobo Challenge Press Preview Media/Bloggers Choice

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The Adobo Challenge Press Preview's winning dish for Media/Bloggers Choice is a combination of adobo and laing - two Filipino favorites in one but still the adobo flavor lingers while you eat, and it ends with a laing after-taste. All the elements of what I like in a dish are here... the optional spice, the "kakang gata" or the first squeeze of fresh coconut milk, and the combo of vinegar, soy sauce and patis. Get to taste this dish and more on June 11, 2016 at Mercato Centrale when they launch the Adobo Movement.

Congratulations to Dayrit's for winning as the Media/Bloggers Choice during the Adobo Challenge. He won 6 nights free rent at Mercato Centrale. Thank you also to NutriAsia, makers of Datu Puti for sponsoring this Adobo Movement. We all know that the main ingredients aside from the common pork or chicken is always the combination of soy sauce and vinegar, and the Datu Puti brand has these products for our adobo cooking.

The chosen Top 14 stall owners from Mercato Centrale have participated in the Adobo Challenge during the press preview held at A Space in Makati city on June 1, 2016, but still there will the People Choice award where the customers themselves at the actual Mercato Centrale place in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig city on June 11, 2016 will ultimately decide who has come up with the best adobo dish.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Student Housing Guide in College Cities in the Philippines

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Lamudi Philippines identifies how much rent students should expect in key areas in Metro Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Dumaguete, and Davao

Apart from tuition, college education is considered a significant investment because of other expenses involved. These include the purchase of learning materials, daily meals, and commute or travel fees, to name a few. If the student happens to study away from home, then this also includes the cost of living space.

While areas having schools always have places to live for students, particular locales stand out, as they not only are the home of the country’s foremost universities, they also feature areas that are ideal for student housing, condos, and accommodations, and thus offers real estate investors potentially good sources of recurring income.

Baguio City
Considered by many as the educational center of Northern Luzon, Baguio City is home to many colleges and universities. These include the University of the Philippines Baguio, Saint Louis University, the University of the Cordilleras, the Philippine Military Academy, and the University of Baguio, to name a few.

The city’s relatively compact urban core and cool climate make it an ideal place for students to live, as inconveniences like extremely hot weather, long commutes, and heavy traffic are minimal here compared to other cities. While real estate is a little pricy in Baguio, rental rates are quite reasonable, with several offering total areas adequate enough to share with roommates.

At present, one-bedroom homes for rent in Baguio currently go for as low as Php6,000 per month and are ideally located in areas like the Burnham and Legarda areas, which are just a jeepney ride away from the business district and the most of the schools situated around it.

A Guide to Davao City’s Buoyant Real Estate Market

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Davao is the Philippines’ largest city in terms of land area, and quite expectedly, its real estate market is as varied as the city is wide.

The center of one of the three largest metropolitan areas in the Philippines, the city of Davao is also one of the Philippines’ most urbanized. Similar to its counterparts Cebu City and Manila, it functions as the key commercial, industrial, and educational district of the Davao Region and indeed the entire island of Mindanao, and is also one of the most highly desired in terms of investing real estate and residing overall.

Global real estate website Lamudi Philippines takes a looks Davao City’s buoyant real estate market.

Plenty More to the “Durian Capital of the Philippines”
Having officially garnered cityhood in 1936, Davao City is the main component of Metro Davao, the third most populous metropolitan area in the country. As its center, Davao City serves as the main hub for the region’s commercial, industrial, and educational activity.

What separates Davao City from other major urban locales, however, is that it also has a wealth of outdoor tourist destinations. One of its most recognizable landmarks happens to be Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the county.

From both a tourist and residential standpoint, one of the major draws to Davao City has been its safety. Arguably the safest city in the country already, crowdsourced rating website Numbeo has had Davao City ranked within the top ten of safest cities in the world since June 2015.

Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Trash to Class Competition Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Trash to Class Competition.

Gold - Vienna, Austria (Melanie Mader)
Silver - Isabela City (Aicha Francisco)
Bronze - Laoang, Northern Samar (Ellyz Santos)

The Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Trash to Class Competition was held on May 30 at Versailles Palace in Las Pinas.

Melanie Mader wore an outfit made from plastic straws, Aicha's evening gown was made from rice sacks and Ellyz costume is made from plastic spoons, forks and plastic bags. The competition is actually a challenge which is part of the advocacy of the Miss Earth pageant to practice the Rs: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Rethink and Respect.

Trash to Class Competition is when the candidates turns recyclable trash into classy costumes that can be worn to flaunt to the judges.

Judges in the competition were Filipino fashion designer Ito Curata, who designed some of the Filipiniana gowns of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in her State-of-the-Nation Address and Hollywood stars like Sharon Stone, Mixy Dy, magna cum laude from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, who also worked for Kate Spade New York; Allen Roxas, president of State Properties Corp., owner and developer of Versailles; former beauty queen Peachy Veneracion, Vice President for External Affairs of Carousel Productions, organizer of the Miss Earth beauty pageant; and Tracey Suarkeo, Los Angeles-based senior fashion designer for Anthropologie, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and BCBG Maxazria.

The Miss Philippines Earth 2016 beauty pageant grand coronation night will be held in Kawit, Cavite on June 11, 2016.

Green Day’s American Idiot to Set Stage at Globe Iconic Store on June 24, 2016

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Philippine’s top rock star icons to perform the top hit Broadway musical

Globe Telecom is set to open its world-class Iconic Store at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Bonifacio Global City on June 24, 2016. Opening the store’s entertainment facility will be the Philippine version of Green Day’s American Idiot with front row acts from rock icons such as Basti Artadi of Wolfgang, Miggy Chavez of Chicosci, former Rivermaya vocalists Jason Fernandez and Norby David, and veteran thespian Nel Gomez.

The launch of the Globe Iconic Store will be in 2 phases: the first phase will unveil the pioneering glass bridge which will connect two separate Globe stores in opposite buildings. This bridge, flanked by two massive LED screens on each side, can be converted into a performance space. This structure is dynamic and innovative, and when merged with the creative minds of the Philippine entertainment industry, it becomes an open-air stage with limitless possibilities. On the other hand, the second phase will feature the full construction of the Globe Iconic Store by the third quarter of 2016, including the set-up of a Chroma studio for live production on-site.

To debut on-stage at the Globe Iconic Store is the time-relevant and hit-musical Green Day’s American Idiot. The musical is about a journey of three young men as they face the harsh realities of the world around them – a symbolic post-9/11 America – where they must face the challenges of love, teen pregnancy, war, drugs, and loss. The musical is inspired by the incredibly biting and riveting music of Green Day that features a surprisingly profound understanding of the pains and frustrations of today’s youth.

“Green Day’s American Idiot is the perfect entertainment act to launch the Globe Iconic Store. With the world-class entertainment venue we can offer with its unique location, American Idiot’s dynamic story can fully utilize the facility and deliver an immersive theatrical experience like no other. More importantly, we are doing this to drive awareness among the youth and bring a valuable lesson of what today’s generation should avoid – drugs, peer pressure, teen pregnancy, among others,” says Globe Retail Transformation and Stores Management Head Joe Caliro.

The cast features today’s premiere rock and theater acts to offer a powerhouse performance that represents the current generation. Joining the cast are Yanah Laurel (Spring Awakening, Rizal X), Alex Godinez (Grease, High School Musical), Miss Saigon alumna Ela Lisondra (Disney Paris and Hong Kong), Kai Atienza (GMA 7 artist), Ariel Reonal (seasoned thespian, Hong Kong Disney and Miss Saigon alumnus), Gian Gloria (Euro Pop Berliner Perle finalist, Marco Polo musical), Mako Alonso (La Cage aux Folles, Rivalry), Sarah Facuri (Grease, No Filter), Chesko Rodriguez (La Cage aux Folles, Universal Studios Singapore), Shalee Vicencio (Disney’s Camp Rock, Alice in Wonderland), Mark Tayag (Rent, The Wedding Singer, Grease) and Kendrick Ibasco (Pinocchio, Rivalry).

Green Day’s American Idiot will run for 9 nights from June 24 to July 9, 2016. Check out more details at Tickets are now also available for purchase via TicketWorld at 8919999 or visit

Animax Brings Mystery and Transformation to Light as It Shows Three New Series this June

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A mix of mystery and transformation is in the air as Animax brings to its loyal viewers Young Black Jack, Yatterman Night, and In Search of the Lost Future first and exclusive this festive month of June.

Premieres June 6 at 10pm, Monday and Tuesday,2 Episodes back-to-back

Young Black Jack is a Japanese anime television series based on the manga ‘Black Jack’ by Ozamu Tezuka and is set in the 1960’s during the Vietnam War. The story revolves around Kuroo Hazama and his life as a surgeon even without a license. As a young boy, he was saved by a skilled surgeon named Dr. Joutarou Honma from injuries incurred from an unexploded bomb. The episodes feature Hazama as he expertly deals with different types of people who require medical assistance. Follow the story as it reveals how Hazama came to be known as Black Jack.

Kuroo Hazama is voiced by Yūichirō Umehara. The anime series is directed by Mitsuko Kase, written by Ryōsuke Takahashi, and is produced by Tezuka Productions.

Premieres June 14 at 8pm, Monday and Tuesday, 2 Episodes back-to-back

Yatterman Night springs from the 1970s anime series ‘Yatterman’. The Yattermen were considered the good guys as they battled the Doronbow Gang; but that was long before their successors became the tyrannous members of the Yatter Kingdom. After years of being the heroes, the Yattermen have now become corrupt and have led their people to become poor and desperate. Meanwhile, a young girl named Leopard finds out that she is a descendant of the Doronbow Gang’s leader. She resolves to alter the present Doronbow Gang in order to put an end to the Yattermen’s tyranny.

Yatterman Night is produced by Tatsunoko Production and is directed by Tatsuya Yoshihara.

Premieres June 27 at 10pm, Monday and Tuesday, 2 Episodes back-to-back
In Search of the Lost Future, or Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete in Japanese, features the story of the students at Uchihama Academy. Strange things have been happening in the school campus including ghost apparitions, tragic accidents, and unexplained disorders. The school’s Astronomy Club, of which Sou Akiyama is a member, was commissioned to investigate these incidents. Things become even more mysterious as a new transfer student arrives at the Academy. Is this transfer student the cause of all these weird events?

The anime series is written by Rie Kawamata and is directed by Naoto Hosoda. The series is comprised of 12 episodes.

Animax is seen on SKYCable Channel 46, Cignal Digital TV Channel 34 and Dream Channel 07.

KonsultaMD Partners with MedGrocer for Door-To-Door Medicine Delivery

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Healthcare hotline KonsultaMD has partnered with MedGrocer online pharmacy for door-to-door delivery of medicine and health supplements to ensure that its customers can have easy access to trusted drugs anytime they need it and wherever they may be.

“We continue to look for ways to provide the best services to our members that is why we partnered with MedGrocer. We want KonsultaMD to be a one-stop shop for their health needs. This way, they will be able to save on time, effort, and money – three pain points in the Philippine healthcare industry,” said Maridol Ylanan, CEO of Konsulta MD.

MedGrocer, the ordering and delivery service of FDA-licensed pharmacy WellBridge Health, provides medicines for allergies and asthma, cardiovascular ailments, cough and colds, diabetes, hypertension, infection, pain and fever, as well as vitamins and supplements.

As part of the partnership, KonsultaMD members get P200 worth of free medicine on their first order by using the coupon code “KONSULTAMD”. To avail of this service, customers need only to visit, text 0915 905 0555, or email

Discovery Partners Asia’s Online Film Hub Viddsee

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Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific today announced a content partnership with Viddsee, where select content from Discovery will be available online for the first time in the region, starting with films from the channel’s First Time Filmmakers (FTFM) initiative. Fans will now be able to view the full-length documentaries on mobile, as Discovery continues to diversify its product offering, engage new audiences, and make content more accessible in a multi-platform environment.

The Discovery FTFM showcase on Viddsee will launch this month, kicking off with Singapore Stories and Super Japan. Other titles include Nanjing Calling, Korea Next and FTFM Vietnam. FTFM aims to foster local filmmaking talent and help support the local documentary filmmaking industry. The films are available at from 1 June 2016.

Viddsee is an entertainment platform with award-winning short films that reaches millennials through its community-based approach to content distribution. Its daily curation of short films is distributed and marketed to online communities on its social, web and mobile platform. As a product, it is designed to encourage discovery, and to engage users with stories that matter to them.

“We are very excited to partner with Viddsee to reach a wider audience with this selection of films that has been specially curated for the Viddsee community. It is a great platform for us to showcase the rich pool of local filmmaking talent that we work with, and we hope this will inspire the next generation of filmmakers in bringing their stories to life in the digital space. Discovery specialises in telling local stories that resonate not just with the local community but also on a regional and international level. Distributing our content on digital platforms is only going to deepen and grow our audience engagement,” said Charmaine Kwan, Head of Products – Southeast Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific.

“In delivering entertainment to our community, we’ve seen conversations grow very healthily around genuine and local stories, as it helps with the discovery of the world around us. We believe that Discovery’s FTFM films will satisfy some of that curiosity in part,” said Derek Tan, Viddsee’s co- founder. 

Bikinis, Beaches and Babes of the Philippines

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Here are some of the lovely celebrities of the Philippines flaunting their most flattering bikinis or swimsuit at the magnificent beaches of the Philippines.

They say if you're looking for beautiful babes, just visit the many wonderful beaches of the country and you're bound to find plenty to ogle at.

The celebrities are actually helping you as well because they seem to be the ones willing to share all their summer escapade shots to the world by posting them on their social media accounts. You'll see a lot of these voluptuous bodies in bikinis just by following them online eitehr on Instagram, Twitter or even in Facebook. Some of them even have blogs of their own so you're really lucky if ever you get a peek of these beauties.

Who wouldn't want to show off their bodies amidst the beautiful scenery of the Philippine beaches. It's like being in paradise which deserves equally beautiful physiques to complete the entire look. I would not mind seeing these adorable creatures with their tanned complexions all running or bumming all over the shores of El Nido, Siargao, Bohol, Coron, Bracay and the other astounding islands of the country.

We are so lucky to be blessed with fellow Filipinas who have world-class beauties that ultimately makes them one of the very popular winenrs in beauty pageants like Miss Universe, Miss World or Miss Earth, etc.

Below are just some of our Filipina celebrities who deserve to flaunt their bikini bodies at our beautiful beaches. Can you name all of them?

Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Sponsor Visit at Ever Bilena Cosmetics

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Congratulations to Miss Philippines Earth 2016 winners during the Sponsor Visit Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc. held on May 31, 2016.

Miss EB Natural : Kristel Zuiso
Miss Ever Bilena : Imelda Schweighart
Miss EB Advance : Shannon Bridgman

The gorgeous candidates on their swimwear grace the recently held Corporate Visit done at the ‪#‎EverBilena‬'s humble adobe. Ever Bilena‬ shared informative and useful makeup tips on the Ms. Philippines Earth 2016 Corporate Visit Makeup Demo.

The candidates also posed for the ‪Ever Bilena‬ product photo shoot.

Ever Bilena has been providing world class beauty products to all Filipinas all over the globe. The brand is widely patronized not only by Filipinas but also of other nationalities. New sources and more dynamic products are in line to provide the Filipino people with better choices of cosmetic products.

Ever Bilena aims to bring beauty to every Filipino home by:
  • Providing the right products with the right price to the right customers at the right time.
  • Making every customer's experience a delight.
  • Widening coverage and ensuring availability in all distribution channels.
  • Maintaining and expanding our consumer brand franchise.
  • Continuously improving operations, systems, and people competencies
...while ensuring profitability.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bangs Garcia with Lloydi Birchmore at El Nido, Palawan

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Valloydi is the combination of the names of Filipina sexy actress Valerie "Bangs" Garcia and Filipino-British Lloyd "Llloydi" Birchmore. We've seen the adorable couple posting their photos from their El Nido, Palawan trip and oh, boy! We are impressed with this great match.

Both are body beautiful Earthlings. The great heavens blessed the two with stunning physiques that would be the envy of many. We all want to see ourselves all hunky or sexy, and the two admittedly have the utmost advantage already of having superbly looking bodies.

Was it love at first sight for Bangs Garcia and boyfriend Lloyd Birchmon? She admits, "Parang ganun. Nagkita pa lang kami from afar, parang may konek na kaagad. Hindi pa kami magkakilala, pero may feeling na ako na siya na."

Well the couple are like perfect for each other if we are to based on their physical looks, but I'm sure their positive attributes are not limited to the physical appearance, but also perpetuates even deep within.

They seem like a god and a goddess in paradise at their recent visit in awe-inspiring El Nido, Palawan which is another great destination in the Philippines that every Filipino should be proud of. El Nido, Palawan boasts of beautiful beaches comparable to the top beaches in the world. We should all visit it every now and then, not only during summer, but whenever time permits.

Ellen Adarna Sizzles in Siargao, Surigao del Norte

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Before the rainy days begin to end the summer season let us continue to heat your days with these sensual bikini photos from Ellen Adarna taken from her Instagram posts. Social media is again in a frenzy after seeing her in sultry swimsuit in the beaches of  the tear-drop shaped island of Siargao in Surigao del Norte.

Maria Ellen Meriam Adarna, a Filipino actress of Chinese and Spanish descent, is a lady you should be following on Instagram because of all the sexy pics she shares there.

Ellen is recently being linked to Sebastian "Baste" Duterte, one of the sons of president-elect Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte, because of photos of her together with Baste, even though they are with other people too.

Ellen set the record straight for fans assuming that there's something going on between her and Baste. She was just attending the birthday celebration of a lady friend, Beauty Gonzales.

Ellen has just been treating her fans with a snap-by-snap account of her trip on IG. That is a normal thing to do if you want to show off the beauty of a place and let teh world know you are having the time of your life.

Billions Worth of Illegal Drugs and Paraphernalia Seized by Police, PDEA

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Through the continuous joint operations initiated by PNP personnel from the PNP Anti- Illegal Drugs Group and Police Regional Office 3- Angeles City Police Office and team from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 3, a mega-industrial clandestine laboratory was dismantled that led to the seizure of voluminous illegal drugs and laboratory equipment used in the production of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) earlier this morning, (May 31).

Raiding team armed with search warrant proceeded at No 2-7 Don Vicente Street, Villa Dolores, Barangay Sto. Domingo, Angeles City to serve said warrant against a certain alias CHANG and other John Does but said persons were not around during the anti-drug operation.

Said shabu laboratory is categorized as mega-industrial shabu laboratory since it can produce more than 50 kilograms of shabu in one production cycle.

Further investigation revealed that CHANG and his reported Taiwanese and Filipino cohorts entered one year lease contract from Atty. Orlando Pangilinan, owner of subject house whose contract started last July 10, 2015 to June 09, 2016.

Pangilinan said that Chang rented his house last July 2015 but failed to pay two (2) months lease from April 2016 up to present.

No More Third Telco Player, PLDT/Smart and Globe Duopoly Remains

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"A lot of Filipinos like myself were looking forward to a third player to shake up the telco market and improve competition. Knowing that this third player is far from reality again is unfortunate.
The Philippine Competition Commission needs to look into these transactions carefully and responsibly.
The Philippine Competition Act provided the Commission with wide-ranging powers and the mandate to protect the public interest. This is their first test and definitely a defining moment for them." - Bam Aquino

The telcos are now boasting that they have access to 700 Mhz frequency that will soon change the way we do "Internet." I am surprised that they are brainwashing people with the promise of a better Internet when they already could do it in the first place even without this new acquisition. They are just not allowing us to experience the full potential by intentionally capping speeds and limiting our access.

However, the duopoly remains with the absence of a third player that was supposed to make the gameplay more competitive. I don't agree with just having two telcos manipulating us. The government should let other telcos join in, and investigate what really went on with the transactions among San Miguel Corporation, Globe Telecom, andPLDT Home / Smart Communications, Inc. . Don't let the greed continue.

Baron Geisler Versus Kiko Matos in MMA Ring of URCC

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We were surprised to find out that Universal Reality Combat Championship's (URCC) invitation to settle differences inside an MMA ring  would be accepted by both Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos.
"Baron Geisler just contacted our match-maker over the phone and says that he wants to settle everything with Kiko Matos inside the cage on URCC Fight Night this coming June 25, 2016 at the Palace Pool Club." - URCC
"Professor Alvin Aguilar issues an open invitation to Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos to settle their beef in the UNIVERSAL REALITY COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIP (URCC)cage this June 25! Your thoughts?" - MMA Philippines
Is this meant to show who is the stronger man? Is this how men settle things? Suntukan agad?
So its Kiko "The Famewhore" Matos versus Baron "the Prodigal Son" Geisler! or is it Baron "The Grappler" Geisler vs Kiko "Taguro" Matos. We believe this is just two boys trying to prove nothing. They should instead be role models. They should know better than this. They are using their brawns and not their brains.

Though I am so excited to see non-MMA trained thugs battle inside an octagon, this is not the right way for these two men to settle their differences. It is not through winning a fist fight that makes a man stronger.

Many are saying that Baron needs to be committed in a psychiatric institution or a rehabilitation center. Either way he needs to be put away. An altercation he can get away with, but what if he seriously injured or worse killed somebody?   

148th Memorial Day Ceremony at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

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"Memorial Day is more than just a day off, an excellent occasion for a backyard barbeque or a chance to travel, though all of those awesome staples ultimately speak to the holiday’s true spirit. "
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day.

May 29, 2016 marked the 148th Memorial Day ceremony held at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.

The above photo shows U.S. Ambassador to the Philippine, Philip Goldberg visits several of the graves at Manila American Cemetery, Bonifacio Global City, Fort Bonifacio.

During the ceremony several hundred guests watched the march on of both Philippines and United States Colors, listened to heartfelt remarks honoring fallen heroes, witnessed the annual wreath laying ceremony, and took time to visit many of the over 17,000 graves located at the cemetery.

Guests also walked through the hemicycles, a memorial where the Tablets of the Missing are located, which bear more than 36,000 names of Philippine and U.S. service members who gave their lives in service of their country.

10 Interesting Things You Can Find Only In Online Shopping

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There is an ever expanding list of insane stuff you can buy online today. If you’re looking for something interesting, yet unique, you’re at the right place.

Internet has revolutionized the human society. Online shopping is one of the endeavors of internet. It has transformed the whole concept of shopping. You may find products on the internet for shopping, as far as your imagination can go. Regardless of whether the products are ludicrous or interesting, these are possible to buy through virtual shopping.

Online shopping at gives you the opportunity to look for some of the awesome stuff that cannot be found in any departmental stores. These are products that may be odd to buy and constitute a very small share of sales, but are still available for customers who are in search of unique, yet exclusive products.

Here’s the list of the products you’ll only be able to shop online. 
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