December 29, 2011

It's a baby girl for Kristine and Oyo

Yahoo Philippines - Kristine Hermosa gave birth to Ondrea Bliss, her first-born by husband Oyo Sotto, last Dec. 26, 11:49 p.m. at St. Luke’s Medical Center at the Bonifacio Global City.

The baby, says Dina Bonnevie, Oyo’s mother, weighed almost six pounds at birth. Kristine had a normal delivery.

“I was with Kristine the whole time she was giving birth,” recalls Dina. “I even wore a scrub suit. Oyo, was taking pictures.”

The proud grandmother describes the baby as “very cute, with a cleft chin and long fingers which she got from Tintin, and Oyo’s thick eyebrows.”

Dina adds that Oyo is not that new to the demands of fatherhood since he and Kristine have an adopted son, Quiel, who is now three years old.

“But since their newborn is a girl, things will be different this time,” adds Dina.

November 15, 2011

Erupting underwater volcano off Spanish coast.

Residents of La Restinga on the island of El Hierro were recently evacuated after weeks of earthquakes and the growing threat of an erupting underwater volcano that is making its presence known on the surface with an expanding, bubbling patch of dark debris.

November 8, 2011

Nattanateology: Sino ba talaga ang totoong suspect sa pagpatay kay...

Nattanateology: Sino ba talaga ang totoong suspect sa pagpatay kay...: Sinubukan ko na hanapin ang facebook ni Genelyn Magsaysay (ina ni Ramgen Revilla at kasalukuyang asawa ni former Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr.) I ...

Regine and Ogie to welcome a baby boy

YAHOO - A proud father for the third time, Ogie Alcasid announced that his wife, Songbird Regine Velasquez has given birth to their firsborn son, Nathaniel James.

Ogie told Yahoo! Philippines OMG! that the birth of his son is a "blessing from God" hence the name Nathaniel "which means gift from God."

Asked what he felt when Regine gave birth, Ogie simply replied "blessed".

Ogie also said that "mom and baby are safe" and that Regine's delivery was through Caesarian section.

In his Twitter post on Tuesday night, November 8, Ogie revealed, "At 7:47pm nov 8,2011. God gave us Nathianel James. Thank you for the prayers. God bless you all!"

The couple was married last December 22, 2010 at a beach resort in Punta Fuego, Nasugbu Batangas.

Ogie added in a separate tweet that Regine fully completed her 36-week term of pregnancy.

Ogie has two daughters from his first marriage with former Miss Australia, Michelle Van Eimeren.

Leo Dominguez, Ogie's talent manager, told Yahoo! Philippines OMG! that Regine giving birth on November 8 "was unexpected." He said they thought "next week pa."

Leo said he was "happy and excited na 'uncle' or 'tito' ulit" with Ogie's new baby.

November 4, 2011

Anti-Epal Bill of Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago

Credit belongs to the taxpayers, so take those billboards with your big smiling face somewhere else. This, in essence, is the message of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago in Senate Bill No. 1967, her version of what the man in the street would call an “anti-epal” measure, as it is directed at politicians or bureaucrats who claim credit for projects built with public funds. -

November 3, 2011

Ram Revilla Murder, Case Closed!

GMA News - The police on Wednesday declared as closed the murder case of aspiring actor-politician Ramgen "Ram" Revilla after investigators tagged the victim's brother and sister as responsible for the crime.

"Opo. Na-solve na po ‘yung kaso, nalutas na," Chief Inspector Enrique Sy, head of the task force looking into the killing, told GMA News Online in a phone interview Wednesday.

Two of Ram Revilla’s siblings — Ramon Joseph "RJ" Bautista, 18, and Ramona Bautista, 21 — were slapped with murder and frustrated murder charges for the killing of their brother and the failed killing of his girlfriend Janelle Manahan.

Ram Revilla, half brother of Sen. Ramon “Bong" Revilla Jr. and son of former Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr., and his girlfriend Janelle Manahan were attacked in his Parañaque City home on Friday, Oct. 28. Manahan survived.

Quoting witness Roel Puzon, police said that RJ masterminded the plan to murder Ram and that Ramona conspired with him to execute it. RJ is in police custody while Ramona is still at-large.

"Matibay po [ang ebidensya] dahil mayroon tayong vital witness na nagsasabi na kasama siya [RJ] sa pagpaplano sa pagpatay at nakita niyang [Puzon] ibinigay noong ating suspect ang pera para pambili ng mga baril na gagamitin kay Ramgen… sa pagpatay," Sy said in a separate interview aired over GMA News TV's “Quick Response Team" (QRT) on Wednesday.

He said they have no witnesses tagging Ramona to the crime but that circumstancial evidence, including her alleged fabricated story of being abducted by the killers, led the police to conclude that she was involved in the crime.

"I assure you na tiningnan natin ang lahat ng angulo nito. Every step of the way we've been very careful. Lahat ng impormasyong pumasok sa amin ay talagang tiningnan namin," Sr. Supt. Billy Beltran, head of Parañaque Police, said in another interview aired over QRT.

Also charged along with the Revilla siblings were Michael Altea and Roy Francis Tolisora, who were earlier arrested by the police. Sy noted that the two admitted breaking into Ram's house.

"Sila po ang nagtuturo na ang nagbigay ng pera kay Bryan ay si Joseph," said Sy.

Three other suspects, identified as Norwin de la Cruz and two others with the aliases Bryan and Glaiza, are still at-large.

Police earlier said they have suspended the hunt for Ramona because jurisdiction over the case is now in the hands of the prosecutor.

"Alam na po ng ating mga operatiba kung nasaan sila, ‘yung mga pinaglalagian nila. At anytime na dumating po ‘yung warrant of arrest ay kukunin po natin kaagad sila," said Beltran.

The remains of Ram were laid to rest before 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Angelus Eternal Garden in Imus, Cavite, said GMA reporter Lei Alvis.

She said that Ramona and Revilla Sr. did not show up for Ram’s burial. Revilla Sr. was rushed to the St. Luke's Medical Center in Taguig City on Tuesday after RJ was taken into police custody.

After the burial, Alviz said Sen. Revilla called on the police to reinvestigate the case because the family cannot believe that RJ and Ramona supposedly committed the crime.

The senator reportedly said, if it is proven that the siblings were involved, the family would have no choice but to follow the rule of law.

Sy said the police was open to a reinvestigation but that their investigation was very "thorough" and not rushed.

"Hindi kami nagmamadali. Mausi po at in-exhaust ang lahat ng means para ma-solve ang kaso na ito," he said. — VS, GMA News

November 1, 2011

Charice’s father was killed.

YAHOO PHILIPPINES - Ricky Pempengco, father of international singing sensation Charice Pempengco, was stabbed to death last Monday night, October 31.

The incident happened along A. Bonifacio Road, Barangay Laram, San Pedro, Laguna, where Ricky was having a drinking session, a report on the ABS-CBN morning program "Umagang Kay Ganda" said on Tuesday, November 1. He left to buy a cigarette when the suspect, whom local police identified as Angel Capili, Jr., approached him.

The suspect stabbed Ricky with an ice pick. According to the report, Ricky fled but the suspect returned and stabbed him again.

The suspect quickly left the scene. Ricky’s drinking buddies didn’t help him because they were afraid the suspect would hurt them.

Ricky and the suspect had a fight in 2005, the report added.

“Nung 2005 pa yun, yung biktima raw, parang naitulak nya yung suspect. Ngayon, siguro yun din yung dahilan at bumalik yung suspect,” a policeman said in an interview with “UKG.”


Ricky was separated from his wife Raquel and their two children many years ago. Raquel, a victim of domestic violence, left Ricky and brought Charice and her younger brother with her to search for a better life.

According to, Raquel was shocked by tragedy. Charice is currently in Jakarta for a concert with David Foster.

Raquel said she and Ricky have lost touch a long time ago.

"Hindi kami nagkausap at wala kaming koneksyon," she told

'Masakit pa din'

She added that she has forgiven her husband.

"Kung bakit masakit pa din sa akin at kung mayroon pa din bang love para sa kanya, siyempre ama siya ng anak ko," Raquel added.

Charice, on the other hand, expressed her feelings over her dad’s death on Twitter.

“I loved him and I will still love him. He's still my Dad after all.”

Charice said on her Twitter that she was with someone yesterday who looked like her father, which could also be his form of premonition.

“Last night, may kasama ako pero sabi ko kamukha nya daddy ko. Di ko alam na nagpaparamdam na pala sya,” she said.

“Gusto ko lang malaman nyo, na we had a really great relationship bago nangyari lahat ng gulo. Sinabi niya sa akin nung ako'y bata pa na hindi actually alam ni mommy, gusto nya akong maging sundalo kasi sabi niya matapang daw ako. I loved him and I will still love him. He's still my Dad after all,” Charice added.

In an interview with “Umagang Kay Ganda” today, Ricky’s sister expressed her thoughts saying that Charice’s family might now be happy because of her brother’s death.

“Siguro masaya na sila kase wala na ang kapatid ko,” Ricky’s sister said.

Charice lashes back at father's siblings

Charice, meanwhile, expressed her resentment.

“Para sa mga kapatid ng daddy ko, wala kayong karapatang sabihin o hulaan ang nararamdaman ko. Sino kayo para sabihing masaya ako sa pagkawala ng SARILI KONG AMA? Kapatid lang kayo at ako ay ANAK,” she tweeted.

“Kung natatandaan nyo, KAYO MISMO ANG NAGSABI SA AMIN NA IWASAN ANG DADDY KO. Sinabi nyo pa na wag gamitin ang apelyido nya. Hindi pinagbawal ni mommy na dalawin ang daddy namin pero HINDI NYO KAMI PINAYAGAN. Wala kayong respeto sa PAMILYA NYA para sabihin nyo yan ngayon! Imbis na ayusin nyo, sinisira nyo pa! ,” Charice said on Twitter.

Charice shared that she admits feeling resentful towards her father before, but she didn’t disown him. She added that she is not afraid expressing her feelings, especially to those who don’t have respect.

“Alam ko na nagalit ako sa kanya! Pero hindi ko sinabing itinatakwil ko sya! matagal akong naging tahimik sa mga eskandalong ginagawa nyo. Pero ngayon, di ko na kaya pati sa pagkamatay nya GANYAN PARIN KAYO. Hindi ako takot. Lalo na sa mga taong walang respeto,” Charice said.

Charice is slated to do a concert in Singapore for “David Foster and Friends Concert Tour,” but due to the tragedy, she has canceled her appearance and apologized to her Singapore fans.

“I am very sorry to all my fans from Singapore. I am not going to be there to be part of David Foster and Friends concert. I have to go back to the Philippines as soon as possible to be with my family. I hope you all understand. I love you all and I will see you next year,” Charice said.

October 31, 2011

Shaina: Im not insecure!

PEP.PH - "Lahat siguro ng pinagdaanan ko sa buhay ko."

"Nakilala ko ang sarili ko. Kung ano yung capabilities ko. "

"Kung ano yung kaya kong gawin at hindi ko kayang gawin sa kapwa ko."

Boy Abunda then turned to John Lloyd Cruz, na nakikinig lamang sa mga naging pahayag ni Shaina Magdayao.

Upon listening to Shaina, ano ang gusto nitong sabihin?

"Ako, nirerespeto ko ang pagpunta namin dito. I respect the story.

"And to tell you honestly, Tito Boy, ngayon ko lang narinig 'yan kasi ang tagal naming hindi nag-usap.

"So, nirerespeto ko yun," saad niya.

Totoo bang nag-apologize siya kay Ruffa pagkatapos na mag-text ni Shaina?

"Yeah, totoo yun," pag-amin ni John Lloyd.

"Tinawagan ko siya kasi hindi malinaw sa akin, e. Hindi malinaw sa akin yung mga nangyari.

"Pagkabasa ko ng phone ko, may mga text messages na hindi maganda ang laman and they were not intended for me.

"So, alam ko, may problema.

"Ang inisip ko, instantly, ayoko nang palakihin pa. Ayoko siyang idamay.

"Sabi pa nga niya sa akin, 'Okay, I won't say anything about it para huwag nang lumaki.'"

Sa puntong yun ay hindi napigilan ni Shaina na matawa nang mahina.

Sabi naman ni John Lloyd, "I was just trying to do the right thing, Tito Boy."

BREAK OR NOT. Pagkatapos nito at tinanong ni Boy sina John Lloyd at Shaina kung ano ang estado ng relasyon nila ngayon. Sila ba ay hiwalay na?

Natatawang sagot naman ni John Lloyd tungkol sa tanong, "Akala ko sa dulo yun, a!

"Hindi... nandoon kami Tito Boy sa... I think, after our conversation the other night, malinaw naman sa amin na ina-acknowledge naman na namin na meron kaming pinagdadaanan.

"Meron kaming hinaharap na medyo mahirap.

"And pareho kami na nag-a-agree na alam namin pareho kung ano ang dapat at kailangan naming gawin."

Ayon naman kay Shaina, "Siguro na-realize namin na if para bang gusto namin na maayos pa, or siguro gusto namin na tapusin na, kailangan i-work out namin ang personal issues namin.

Sen. Bong Revilla, Strike offer P500,000 reward for tip leading to Ram’s killers

Yahoo Philippines - Sen. Bong Revilla and his brother, Bacoor mayor Strike Revilla are offering a P500,000 reward to anyone who can give any tip or information leading to the killers behind their younger brother Ram Revilla’s brutal death.

This, they revealed in an official statement they issued to the press which says: “The family and loved ones of Ram Revilla deeply mourn his brutal and heinous murder. The entire Revilla family calls on the public to pray for the peaceful repose of his soul . To assist in the immediate resolution of the case, Senator Bong Revilla and Mayor Strike Revilla of Bacoor shall provide a reward of P500,000 for any tip or information that will lead to the immediate capture and conviction of the perpetrators of this dastardly crime. Again, we humbly request the public to pray for justice for Ram.”

Ram was proclaimed dead on arrival at the Paranaque Medical Center past midnight today after an unknown gunman entered their house in BF Homes.

Bong remembers Ram as a good, friendly and helpful young man who would call him Kuya and consult him whenever he had problems.

“He was my late mom’s favorite. My dad (former senator Ramon Revilla) would bring him to the house.”

Bong added that Ram wanted to run for Imus councilor in the next elections. But Bong advised him to wait for awhile so he can be better prepared for the job.

Bong is even proud of his late half-brother’s political lineage on his mother side.

“Ram’s mom, Genelyn Magsaysay, is related to former president Ramon Magsaysay and senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr.,” reveals Bong.

Ram, 22, proved showbiz ran in his veins when he joined ABS-CBN’s “Tonyong Bayawak” and GMA’s “Kamandag.”

His remains lie at the family-owned Angelus Eternal Garden in Imus, Cavite. Interment is on Nov. 2.

October 30, 2011




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October 29, 2011

David Beckham, LA Galaxy to play Azkals in Manila in December 3.

AKTV - The Los Angeles Galaxy, led by football glamor boy David Beckham, will visit Manila on December to play against the Philippine national men’s football team at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.

The apparent announcement was made by Azkals team coordinator Patrick Ace Bright on his Twitter account on Saturday night.

The game is scheduled on December 3, with members of the Galaxy also looking to conduct a football clinic prior to the match.

The Galaxy squad had long been scheduled to play in Australia against the Melbourne Victory on December 6. An earlier report by Agence France-Presse said that the American side was in negotiations to book dates in Southeast Asia, with possible stops in Singapore and Indonesia.

If it pushes through, the Manila leg of the LA Galaxy tour would come as a pleasant surprise, as the Philippines has never been a priority for football clubs touring Southeast Asia. Earlier this year, Liverpool played a series of exhibition matches in Singapore and Malaysia.

Beckham figures to be the biggest draw for the Galaxy, which also features stars Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane. It could also be one of the last opportunities to see Beckham in an LA kit, as his contract with the club ends at the end of the season.

Ram Revilla killed in shooting and stabbing incident

YAHOO.PH - Ram Revilla, half-brother of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla, was declared dead on arrival at the Paranaque Medical Center today past midnight after being shot and stabbed in his home in Paranaque City.

According to a report from ABS-CBN News, Bong told DZMM that his brother was shot and stabbed by a gunman who entered their house in BF Homes. Ram’s girlfriend, Janelle Manahan, sustained a gunshot wound and is under observation.

Ram, 22, is the son of former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. and Genelyn Magsaysay. He is also an actor and has appeared in ABS-CBN’s “Tonyong Bayawak” and GMA’s “Kamandag.”

Bong cited a police report saying that Ram was gunned with a 9 mm or a .45 caliber gun and was stabbed.

No enemy

“Wala akong alam na may kagalit ito. Ang alam ko, gusto niya...nagaambisyon siya na tumakbo na konsehal sa bayan ng Imus," he said.

According to his Facebook page, Ram plans to run as councilor in Imus, Cavite. Bong described Ram as a kind person.

“Mabait na tao ito, wala akong masabing masama. Paborito ng daddy ko 'to,” he said.

Bong said they don’t know how to break the news to their father, who is currently sick. Bong also noted that robbery is not the motive as nothing has been taken from the house.

"Sobra ang galit para gawin ito," Bong said. The Revilla family wants to seek justice for the heinous crime.

October 27, 2011

Best Halloween costumes of 2011

Halloween is coming up, and, yes, it’s on a Monday, but promised parties the weekend before should allow just enough excitement for costume purchases and creations to sky rocket as usual. Costumes can soar to unimaginable prices and on a college-student budget you can either save up for a few months for the ultimate costume, or make something yourself.

The following costume ideas can either be purchased at said ridiculous prices or created for less. Leggings, sweaters and a mild amount of creativity can be thrown together to make almost any costume.

Here are the top costumes you’ll be seeing (or wearing) this weekend.

Celebrity costumes
Mass interest in karaoke and Rock Band, along with the amount of people looking for their big singing break on YouTube, suggests that a great deal of today’s population dream of being rockstars. Halloween can help you there. Imitate celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha or the very recognizable band KISS for an easy costume creation or purchase.

To be any of those ladies, pop on a wig, coordinated with said popstar’s current look, glue some candy, stuffed animals or sharp objects onto a leotard and add some stripper heels and ripped stockings for the ultimate diva look.

KISS requires some simple black and white face paint, black leggings and long sleeve shirt with some silver fabric to cut into lightening bolts. Super glue the lightning bolts you’re so proud of onto the clothes you hopefully don’t care that much about, and done.

Charlie Sheen took over the tabloids (and the news stations) this year with his “winning” attitude. You, too, can pick up his drinking problem, just for the night, and easily look like the man who is making bank off of your imitation. Some knock off Ray Bans and a bowling shirt or a black shirt with “#winning” written on it, throw on a straw hat for good measure and your fellow parties will know your drinking abilities should not be challenged.

Humorous costumes
Because we are so influenced by pop culture and the music videos it produces, Bruno Mars has something to do with the popularity of the monkey mask that has been making its way around the Halloween stores as the party animal costume.

A significantly cheaper alternative is to just buy the mask and create the rest yourself. A trip to Old Navy for a cheap sweater to write “party animal” on will get the point across, without having to consume jugs of beer that the monkey totes around in the music video. Plaid shorts are optional and everyone has pants so this costume is a piece of cake.

Angry Birds, a cell phone epidemic you’d have to live under a rock to not hear about, is a Halloween craze for every age group. Purchasing one of these costumes can be on the pricier side, but access to black pants and a red shirt can help recreate this look for a more reasonable price. Get your most artistic friend to copy the angry bird face onto your shirt and then proudly fight off pigs for the rest of the night.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for ages and with recent news of plans for a new movie and series in 2012, this a perfect costume for Halloween. Be ahead of the curve this year by taking charge of your favorite character regardless of if you want to be dressed head to toe in a green suit or if you want to add some sex appeal into the mix.

To make the first costume, get the turtle mask, green tights and green shirt. To add a yellow stomach, tie fabric colors around the middle of the stomach and knees, and skip the shell for an easy costume.
If a sexy costume is what you’re after, my sewing skills are limited and the only tip I can offer is to suck it up and buy the costume.

Who's really in charge of EDSA's streetlights? MMDA or DPWH?

GMANews.Tv - So who's really in charge of EDSA's streetlights?

This was the question on many online Filipinos' minds when the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) pointed at each other when asked by one concerned netizen whom to contact concerning the maintenance of the highway's lighting.

Facebook user Ronnel Cuison posted on the official MMDA page to complain about the darkness on EDSA at night due to lack of functional streetlights. The MMDA's social media team responded, saying they would recommend Cuison's concern to the DPWH. Cuison then posted on the DPWH's Facebook page a paraphrased version of his first post, only to be pointed back to the MMDA.

A screengrab showing Cuison's brief correspondence with both MMDA and DPWH has made its rounds on social media, effectively drawing flak at the two agencies' seeming lack of accountability.

However, Beth Pilorin, chief of the DPWH Public Information Division, issued the following statement to GMA News Online:

"Maintenance of streetlights along EDSA, or any national or local road within their jurisdiction, is the responsibility of the concerned Local Government Units. Inasmuch as the LGUs in Metro Manila are under the Metro Manila Development Authority, the MMDA should be on top of it. Hence, we advised the message sender that this is the concern of MMDA."

MMDA's Traffic Discipline Office Director Yves Gonzalez also clarified his agency's stand, saying,

"EDSA streetlights are managed by several entities. [Streetlights on] EDSA Buendia-Ayala [is under the responsibility of] DPWH; EDSA Taft-Roxas, MMDA; Edsa Shaw, Mandaluyong LGU and EDSA Buendia flyover, Makati LGU.

"During the first query, we were well-informed that the person is pertaining to EDSA Ayala due to numerous videos and posts. That is the reason why we told him that it's within the jurisdiction of DPWH. After that, we also told him that MMDA is not the only one managing and maintaining streetlights along EDSA. There are also LGUs and other concerned Agencies," he added.

October 26, 2011

Ang mga Baboy na kulay green sa angry birds

NATTANATEOLOGY: Ang mga Baboy na kulay green sa angry birds: PARANG SILA!!!! kamukha yung mga baboy...hahahahahahaha

Darren Criss and Lea Salonga on stage together - Glee guy Darren Criss was a little star struck himself on Monday night when he was asked to perform for Oscar winning writer Alan Menken, who received the 2011 Maestro Award at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference.

Darren first did an acoustic spoof of some of Alan’s Disney songs, before performing a lovely duet of “Part of Your World” with Lea Salonga. Can all Leas sing?! Darren tweeted his excitement, writing:

”I am beside myself with joy. I got to sing with @MsLeaSalonga for one of my musical idols, @AlMenken today."

October 18, 2011

SEA GAMES 2011: FOOTBALL DRAW ‘LIVE’ ON RCTI TOMORROW - The draw for the men’s football event at the 26th edition of the SEA Games will be held ‘live’ tomorrow at the RCTI Studio in West Jakarta.

The drawing will be done at Studio 4 RCTI at Jl. Raya Pejuangan No. 1, Kebon Jeruk in Jakarta Barat.

The ‘live’ programme has been scheduled for 1530hrs.

In the meantime, the official draw for the Futsal event will be held on the same day and at the same venue although it will not be shown ‘live’.

The draw for the Futsal event for both men and women will be held earlier at 1300hrs.

This statement was made by Nur Laily, the NOC Services Manager of the NOC Relations Directorate.

NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) as 'worst' airport again.

YAHOO PH - Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 has just been voted, again, as among the world's worst airport in a reader poll.

According to travel website The Guide to Sleeping in Airports, NAIA tops the 2011 list of the world's least favorite when it comes to safety concerns, comfort, and facilities.

Manila's NAIA Terminal 1 also topped the list for Asia's worst in 2010.

"Forget about sleeping in this airport! You will not want to even close your eyes here! Bribery and theft exists," the travel site said, alongside contributed photos of the airport.

"Airport taxes are collected, but the money does not seem to go towards the betterment of the airport," it added.

The site said poll results are determined by the following: "site visitor votes; reviews submitted to the site over the past year; and information provided by airports regarding their facilities."

Users cited different concerns such as safety, airport staff attitude, the availability of comfortable seating, the state of the facilities, and poor access for people with long layovers.

The Guide to Sleeping in Airports also pointed out drawbacks such as the lack of luggage counters and pay-in lounges for transit passengers.

It also lamented that NAIA prohibits travelers from entering the airport premises three hours before their flight, a claim denied by a staff from the Manila International Airport office.

The site also mentioned a ceiling collapse incident earlier this year.

But if NAIA had "plus" points, it would be it's Free Public WiFi, and it's Terminal 3 being “clean” and “spacious,” although reportedly "structurally flawed."

Other "worst" airports in the list include Paris Beauvais Airport, Keflavik Airport, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Kiev Airport, Frankfurt Hahn Airport, London Luton Airport, Pisa Airport, Paris CDG Airport and the Los Angeles Airport.

Singapore's Changi Airport meanwhile tops the list of the world's best with its modern amenities and wonderful restaurants. It was also praised for making the airport "fun."

Susan Sarandon calls Pope a 'Nazi' - Susan Sarandon referred to Pope Benedict XVI as a Nazi over the weekend – not just once, but twice.

During an interview at the Hamptons Film Festival, Sarandon was talking about sending the pope a copy of the book, “Dead Man Walking,” when she clarified ... “The last one [Pope John Paul II], not this Nazi one we have now.”

When interviewer Bob Balaban expressed disapproval, Sarandon reportedly said the Nazi comment AGAIN -- drawing laughter from the audience.

The Pope's PR people acknowledged that Benedict WAS a member of the Hitler Youth as a boy, a requirement at the time for German boys his age -- but the rep insists he had no "active participation" in the group.

October 17, 2011

Zachary Quinto( Heroes' star) is GAY! - Zachary Quinto, best known for hunky roles in “Heroes” and 2009′s “Star Trek” movie, put his Hollywood career on the line by coming out of the closet and admitting he’s gay. But he says the gamble is worth it.

Quinto wrote on his blog that he decided to speak out publicly about being his sexuality, after gay teen Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide last month as a cry against gay bullying.

Quinto’s sexuality has been a bit of an open secret, especially after he shot a video as part of the anti-gay bullying “It Gets Better” campaign.

But he’s never publicly proclaimed his sexuality, until now.

“When I found out that Jamey Rodemeyer killed himself, I felt deeply troubled. But when I found out that Jamey Rodemeyer had made an ‘It Gets Better’ video only months before taking his own life, I felt indescribable despair,” he wrote.

“In light of Jamey’s death, it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality,” he added.

Quinto also said he was motivated by his role in the off-Broadway revival of Angels in Americ

He played a gay man who abandons his AIDS-stricken boyfriend, and the portrayal also weighed on his conscience.

“As a gay man, it made me feel like there’s still so much work to be done, and there’s still so many things that need to be looked at and addressed,” he said.

The question now is has Quinto committed career suicide.

Gay actor Rupert Everett ripped Hollywood for its homophobia in 2009 and advised actors to stay in the closet, if they hoped to continue to find work.

The ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ star said that he has been denied leading man roles because of homophobia in Hollywood.

“It just doesn’t work and you’re going to hit a brick wall at some point. You’re going to manage to make it roll for a certain amount of time, but at the first sign of failure they’ll cut you right off,” he said.

Quinto is in “What’s Your Number?” playing a boyfriend of Anna Faris and plays a gay dead owner of the haunted house in “American Horror Story,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

His new movie, “Margin Call,” which he co-produced and stars opposite Demi Moore, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany and Jeremy Irons.

October 16, 2011

ZANJOE MARUDO AND BEA ALONZO CURRENT RELATIONSHIP STATUS. - Zanjoe Marudo publicly admitted his romantic relationship with Bea Alonzo. He revealed their relationship in an interview with Toni Gonzaga in The Buzz.

The shy type actor need not to verbalize it but he said that he is very much in love with Bea. He also made the crowd excited by saying that he sees Bea as the woman whom he wants to spend the rest of his life with.

When asked about his relationship with the beautiful actress, he said,” “Ako nandoon na ako. [Siya] malapit na yata, malapit na.” He expressed that he is scared of losing Bea and he admitted that he already told her how much he loves her.

Their sweetness started last year and was already known to public but it was just now that Zanjoe admitted their true status. It was last month when they were spotted in Tagaytay, playing golf. They were seen having a nice time and they were not ashamed to show it to the public.

Just recently, the two flew to Paris to work for a while but they were able to take a trip and spend more time together in the city of love. It was Bea’s first time in Paris, while Zanjoe already went there when he taped Lover’s in Paris with KC Concepcion and Piolo Pascual. Zanjoe served as her tourist guide. The sweethearts stayed there for two weeks.

Zanjoe also shared that he took Bea to a garden restaurant but he said that it could have been more romantic if it wasn’t for the sun still up at 9 in the evening.

Meanwhile, both are busy with their careers and respective commitments. Bea is the leading lady of Robin Padilla in Guns and Roses while Zanjoe is back in Banana Split and is busy promoting his movie with Toni Gonzaga and Euene Domingo, Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi.

Many showbiz followers admire them for their honesty. Unlike other rumored but very obvious showbiz couples there, they don’t deny the special thing that they have because there’s nothing wrong in being in love in the first place.

October 12, 2011

Carli de Murga (Philippine Azkals/Racing Club Portuense) scored a goal against Peña Rociera

photo found in: (google translator) - Portuense Racing ended the game 3 minutes before it reached the 90 minutes and went on to win 1-0 to losing 1-2 in those 3 fateful final minutes. That cluelessness sentenced a Portuense Racing was found with a 3-minute goal and turned to keep the advantage. Faith was the best ally of Michelangelo Alcacer that, despite not making a great game, believed to end in victory. Two plays in 3 minutes, turning and marker making it Cuvillo José Peña Rociera favorable by 1-2.

Started the game very involved with Racing, seeking the immediate goal of an insecure Rivas. After the first attack local chain Dani makes a good play on the edge of the area, and yield to Alex Exposito in the area and the center of it, after rejection of Rivas, is at the foot of the Philippines newcomer Carli, which enters with everything and get the 1-0.

The goal, far from spurring the red and whites, leads them to go with the inertia of time. A couple of distant shots, one on each side, apart from the goal, was the most remarkable of the first 25 minutes. In 26 David Anton makes a very good move by the center, attends Diego and Ezekiel blocks the shot of it. In 29 the referee annulled a goal for offside Juanma. In 30, Chunk is left alone to Ismail and he beats one-on-one, clearing a corner. Ezekiel draws a foul on the crosshead of Rivas, Luis Castillo is another very good goalkeeper stops and Dani has one last chance on a shot from the edge of the area that touches the pole. The first half comes to an end after a header from Villalon, all alone and in the small area that goes out for a little after the release of a corner.

The referee did not want to miss the game without star of it and literally sewed cards to both teams, especially the locals, which showed 7 yellow and 1 red as visitors would show 4 yellow. Although it might seem otherwise in the number of cards, it was a clean, hard, hardly any entries without violence.

At the start the second half, Dani Cadena, the best in the Galisteo David today, has a good chance that rejects Rivas. In minute 6 comes the disadvantage for Racing in the field. Luis Castillo takes his second yellow for protesting the lack who had just committed on a teammate. Luis Grave error that had won the first entry after 3 minutes earlier. The game becomes dull and if the locals trying to swim and eat, visitors seemed able to score. Arrivals to the goal were few and with little danger. It was the 87th minute, changes by racinguista were exhausted and, except for anger with the referee because he was to prey upon the red and whites with the cards, nothing happened remarkable. But in a throw, a bounce-foot drops to the recent sagging Diego Marquez and built it from the line of the area marks adjusted to the post of Ishmael. The goal came as a jug of cold water in the wards of David Galisteo. Racing does not play anything but seeing the visiting team did not seem to be in danger the result when the equalizer came. Three minutes later, the ball reaches the goalkeeper Rivas looks like there is two for two racinguista field, takes in length and Gordi commits a flagrant foul on Juanma that the referee does not see and goes straight at goal. Ishmael goes on gordi desperate but crossing the ball out well away from the keeper making the final 1-2 racinguista, thereby silly face for the whole parish racinguista.

A game ugly, bland, bland, which the Rock Rociera undeservedly got the win with a Racing that deserved to win, but seeing the merits of each other, neither deserved to lose. The reality is that you can not negotiate as much a pyrrhic result in an oversight and that it costs two points or, as in this case, two forgetfulness cost you 3 points. The team racinguista, low hours, now moves Pozoblanco will be played on Sunday beginning at 5 pm. For its part, Peña Rociera receive at bottom club CD Marinaleda, a good time to take a leap in the standings after today's victory in the Cuvillo Jose.

October 9, 2011

R.I.P. Steve Jobs Scam

Yahoo Ph / - As you all probably know, Steve Jobs passed away yesterday. These are sad news, and everyone is talking about him and his life as he has achieved so many fantastic things. Social Networks are flooded with quotes from Steve, and all of us have only good words to talk about him.

But as you can imagine, there are always people trying to take advantage of these situations. Some cybercriminals created a Facebook page called “R.I.P. Steve Jobs”, and innocent people have been joining by the thousands. In just a few hours it had more than 90,000 fans. Criminals published a link using the popular shortener service, where they said that Apple will be giving away 50 iPads.

Of course all the stuff is a scam, and once you click to that URL (which ended with “restinpeace-steve-jobs”) you were redirected to a place where you are offered a number of gifts, such as iPads, Sony Bravia TVs. For that they ask for your information, such as Full Name, Address, Phone Number, e-mail address, etc.

Facebook has closed the page and has done the same with their link. There are some really interesting statistics that I’d like to show you. Out of those > 90,000 fans, 25,669 clicked in the link provided by the criminals! This is the breakdown of victims (clicks) per country:

October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs Has Passed Away

According to a statement just issued by Apple’s Board of Directors, company co-founder and longtime CEO Steve Jobs has passed away.

Apple has also put up the following website in memory. They’re asking for “thoughts, memories, and condolences” to be shared by way of this email address:

It was only a little over a month ago that Jobs stepped down as CEO saying at the time, “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.”

Jobs remained Chairman of the Board at the company, as well as director and an Apple employee. He recommended that company COO Tim Cook take his place as CEO. Yesterday, Cook gave his first keynote address as CEO, unveiling the new iPhone 4S.

While that device had been the focal point of Apple’s website for the past 24 hours, is now simply dedicated to Jobs, using a famous picture of him (above) that will also grace the cover of his upcoming biography by Walter Isaacson due out next month.

Jobs had battled cancer, and in 2004 had an operation related to the disease. In recent years, illness had forced him to step back from his role as CEO of Apple on separate occasions. He also had a liver transplant in 2009 during one of those medical leaves.

But after each battle, he came back and continued his amazing work at Apple. In 2007, he unveiled the iPhone. In 2010, the iPad. His last appearance on stage was at Apple’s 2011 WWDC event in San Francisco. There, he laid the groundwork for Apple’s latest innovations including iOS 5, OS X Lion, and iCloud.

That performance as well has his announcement that he was stepping down as CEO of Apple for the final time, led to two of my favorite posts that I’ve ever written. Both were about Jobs:

“It Just Works.”

One More Thing…

Steve Jobs was 56 years old. Rest in peace, Steve.

The release from Apple:

Statement by Apple’s Board of Directors

CUPERTINO, Calif. — We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.

Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.

The statement from Jobs’ family:

Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.

In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.

We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.

Tim Cook’s email to Apple employees:


I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing
human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.


The message on Apple’s website:

October 4, 2011

2011 Long Teng Cup - Final Team Standings

2011 Long Teng Cup - Final Team Standings:

First - Hong Kong (7pts)
Second - Philippines (5pts);
Third - Taipei (4pts)
Fourth - Macau (0pt).

Golden Boot Award: Chieffy Caligdong (Philippine Azkals - FW )

October 3, 2011

Top climber perishes in Himalayan avalanche

A top Russian climber, who scaled many of the world's highest peaks, has died in the Himalayas after being swept away by an avalanche.

ABCNews - Sergei Cherezov was caught up by an avalanche when his five-member team from the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk set out to climb the 7,059-metre peak Tulagi on Friday.

"Sergei Cherezov got caught up in an avalanche which occurred at an elevation of 6,000 metres," the Krasnoyarsk government said in a statement.

The body of the climber, who was in his early 40s, was brought to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu by helicopter on Sunday.

The rest of the team consisting of the four climbers and a doctor made a decision to cut short their expedition and were returning to Kathmandu by foot.

The body of Mr Cherezov, who is survived by a wife and son, will be flown to Russia as soon as all the necessary paperwork is complete, said the regional department for sports, tourism and youth policies.

The Russian Climbing Federation said the tragedy happened on a "simple snow slope" when the climbers were not tethered to one another and a board slipped from under Mr Cherezov.

The federation said the multiple Russia champion scaled many of the top peaks and called his death "a very heavy loss".

September 30, 2011

The Philippines drew with Hong Kong 3-all

The Philippine Azkals came back from two goals down and if not for a late Hong Kong strike, could have won the game but was held to a 3-3 draw in the second edition of the Long Teng Cup at the Kaohsiung National Stadium in Taiwan.

Consecutive goals by Lee Wai Lim and Cheng Lai Hin in the second and 22nd minutes of the match gave defending champion Hong Kong an early 2-0 lead.

A Phil Younghusband penalty kick got the Philippines on the board in the 32nd minute of the first half.

Thirteen minutes later, Azkals co-captain Chieffy Caligdong’s scored the Philippines’ second goal to tie the count at halftime.

Buoyed by the comeback the Azkals pressed for the winner and it was the Air Force winger from Iloilo that came up with the big shot.

Receiving a diagonal ball in the 63rd minute from James Younghusband Caligdong gained control and fired into the top corner to put the Philippines ahead for the first time in the match.

Hong Kong then was reduced to 10 men as Ng Wai Chiu received his marching orders and despite threatening on the wings throughout the game the Azkals held firm.

The Philippines thought they had achieved a remarkable comeback leading 3-2 into the final five minutes of the game but Hong Kong’s Au Yeung Yiu Chung turned in the equalizer from a free kick in the 87th minute.

The equalizer brought the teams back onto level terms, probably a fair result given Hong Kong’s better use of possession throughout much of the game. Both teams hung on to the draw and in the end it still signals a good result.

In the same fixture last year, Hong Kong’s Under-23 squad scored a 4-2 win over the Azkals. Now the Philippines have held their seniors team to a 3-3 draw. Seemingly fond of six goal thrillers both teams will be looking to Taiwan and Macau to maximize their goal difference as if Hong Kong and the Philippines win their remaining two games only goal difference will decide who wins the competition.

The long search for a trophy continues for the Philippines but they are making progress and showed great heart. Unlucky not to have won this game they have put in a performance full of resolve. The slow start is perhaps attributable to the debuts given to five new players; Roland Müller made many good saves despite conceding three while Matthew Hartmann, Jeff Christiaens, Carlos de Murga and Oliver Poetschke showed potential.

It was veteran winger Chieffy Caligdong who stole the plaudits though. Scoring a brace within the game he was unlucky to have been injured and replaced by Christiaens. After the game coach Michael Weiss hailed the winger for his “fantastic" performance and mused that “We should have been rewarded with the win just for Caligdong’s effort."

Clearly disappointed with some of the referee’s decisions he particularly thought the team could have won the game when Phil Younghusband appeared to be wrongly flagged offside. Through on goal at that time it would have put the Philippines up 4-2, an exact reversal of last year’s score and would have put the game to rest.

With Hong Kong slight favorites to win the competition avoiding defeat means the Philippines have a real chance at winning their first trophy in almost a century. Weiss now has the options to switch things up when needed after being criticized in the past for not trusting his substitutes. His main concern, though, will be the injury which forced Caligdong off the pitch. With a race to the highest goal difference (goals scored minus goals conceded) imminent, the Philippines will need all the creativity they can get.

A big disappointment in the game, however, was Jason de Jong’s second yellow card in the last minutes of the game. Obviously disappointed he once more failed to hold his temper, received his marching orders for dissent and will miss the game against Taiwan on October 2. Hong Kong, however, was reduced to nine men when Loi Keung was also sent off. How the teams will react remains uncertain and the Long Teng Cup remains wide open. — JVP, GMA News

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Cat with two faces lives years, sets record

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Frank and Louie the cat was born with two faces, two mouths, two noses, three eyes — and lots of doubts about his future.

Now, 12 years after Marty Stevens rescued him from being euthanized because of his condition, the exotic blue-eyed rag doll cat is not only thriving, but has also made it into the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records as the longest-surviving member of a group known as Janus cats, named for a Roman god with two faces.

"Every day is kind of a blessing; being 12 and normal life expectancy when they have this condition is one to four days," Stevens said, stroking Frank and Louie's soft fur as he sat on her lap purring. "So, he's ahead of the game; every day I just thank God I still have him."

Frank and Louie's breeder had taken him to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, where Stevens was working at the time, to be euthanized when he was just a day old. Stevens offered to take him home, but experts told her not to get her hopes up.

Janus cats almost never survive, and most have congenital defects, including a cleft palate that makes it difficult for them to nurse and often causes them to slowly starve or get milk in their lungs and die of pneumonia. The condition is the result of a genetic defect that triggers excessive production of a certain kind of protein.

But Frank and Louie did not suffer from most of the common Janus problems. Stevens used feeding tubes to nourish him for three months, hoping that would also save him from the danger of choking on food going down two mouths.

It turned out she didn't have to worry about him choking, because Frank and Louie used just one of his mouths to eat.

"The condition itself is very rare, and I think that the fact that this cat became an adult, a healthy adult, is remarkable," said Dr. Armelle deLaforcade, an associate professor at Cummings and head of the emergency services section.

Colleagues at the veterinary hospital told Stevens that trying to raise Frank and Louie might not be good for him — or her.

Still, she "stood firm and stood by the cat, and I'm really glad she did because this cat really has fewer problems than many cats that have very normal anatomies," deLaforcade said.

Frank and Louie's two faces have a complicated relationship. Both noses work, but one mouth does not have a lower jaw and isn't connected to his one esophagus, so he can't eat with it.

Stevens discovered that only after the cat got an MRI later in life.

The animal can see out of only two of his three eyes. The middle one can't even blink and makes Frank and Louie appear to be staring even when his other eyes are closed.

Frank and Louie does not seem to be bothered by his condition and has developed a friendly personality. The breed is known for its soft and silky fur, docile temperament and penchant for relaxing in a person's arms like a rag doll.

He is "very, very laid back, not afraid of people, very friendly and he's actually more of a dog than a cat," Stevens said. "He walks on a leash, he goes right in the car; he loves car rides."
People often want to touch Frank and Louie's long, luxurious fur while Stevens is out walking him.

"It's funny because people walk up to him thinking it's a nice, fluffy white cat and they're walking up with a big smile on their face to pat him, like, 'Oh, what a beautiful cat' and I see a look of horror come over their faces when they actually see his face," Stevens said, laughing.

Thirty years ago, a cat like Frank and Louie might not have been given a chance to live.

Said deLaforcade: "You can look at a cat like this as either a very strange and bad omen, or you can look at this cat as a miracle."

September 29, 2011

He gets paid to sleep on the job

Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) - He has the best excuse to sleep on the job.

Lee Jia, 27, earns 10,000 yuan (US$1,600) a month just to test the comfort level at hotel rooms.
Besides sleeping, he checks out the scent of the rooms, the cleanliness, the brand of toiletries and the type of TV programmes available.

Sin Chew Daily quoted Lee, a Chinese national, as saying that his job was more than just sleeping in hotel rooms and that it could get stressful at times.

His job, he said, required him to observe well his surroundings.

Lee, who loves travelling, said he would then write a review of the hotel and its facilities on his blog.

"You need to be highly focused and articulate to observe every detail in order to produce a comprehensive report," he said.

September 28, 2011

'Backroom fired Erik,' says Boy Abunda

INQUIRER.NET - TV personality Boy Abunda, who used to head the talent management company Backroom Inc., said he was disappointed with his former ward, singer Erik Santos, and wanted to “set the record straight” on why the artist transferred to Star Magic.

“Erik didn’t leave Backroom. He was released,” Abunda told Inquirer Entertainment in a phone interview on Sunday night. “We gave him a formal letter explaining why we had to let him go. This was because he badmouthed Backroom and lied to some of our common friends.”

Abunda was reacting to a story published Sept. 21 in Inquirer Entertainment, in which Santos said he left Backroom because “there were a lot of changes in its management” since Abunda left it to focus on caring for his ailing mother.”

In the same story, which quoted Santos during a media gathering for his new album, “Awit Para Sa ’Yo” (Star Records), the singer explained: “I’m not saying I didn’t like the changes. It’s just that I have other considerations, both personal and professional.”

Santos ended his seven-year business relationship with Backroom Inc. in August, and is now comanaged by ABS-CBN’s Star Magic group and Cornerstone Talent Management Center headed by Erickson Raymundo.

“I nurtured him, although he also worked hard,” Abunda said. “I think Erik has forgotten this. It’s sad that he has disregarded the contributions of Backroom to his career.”

Abunda said he felt bad when he found out that Santos had spoken to people about how he felt Backroom had neglected him. “Erik also said he disliked some of the people in the office. I just want to remind Erik to slow down. He should give credit where credit is due.”

Abunda, however, is open to talking with Santos. He added that he understood how difficult it must have been for the singer to answer questions in a press conference. “I still think he should have spoken the truth, or he could have just said, ‘I don’t want to talk about it anymore’ when reporters tried to grill him. He had a choice not to go into details.”

He may not be a perfect manager, Abunda admitted, “but I know I deserve respect. I still love him (Erik). I consider this just a crack in our relationship. I just want him to learn a lesson.”

September 26, 2011

The World's Most Shocking Xrays

The X-ray picture shows a 5-centimeter nail stuck in an unidentified South Korean patient's skull Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004. According to a Seoul hospital, doctors found the nail after the man came to the hospital, complaining about a severe headache. They speculate that the nail stuck in the man's head four years ago in an accident but the man didn't know about it. The nail was removed in a surgery last Saturday. (AP Photo/Yonhap).
This X-ray released by New York's Montefiore Medical Center, Monday, July 16, 2007, shows a screw that was inserted in the broken neck of Paul Robinson, of Kirkland, Wash. Robinson, 53, was in the steep upper deck of Yankee Stadium with his wife and son July 8, 2007, when an unidentified man above him fell down several rows of seats, breaking Robinson's vertebra. (AP Photo/Montefiore Medical Center)

The X-ray picture shows a 5-centimeter nail stuck in an unidentified South Korean patient's skull Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004. According to a Seoul hospital, doctors found the nail after the man came to the hospital, complaining about a severe headache. They speculate that the nail stuck in the man's head four years ago in an accident but the man didn't know about it. The nail was removed in a surgery last Saturday. (AP Photo/Yonhap).


September 23, 2011

Camille Prats' husband passes away

Camille Prats’ husband Anthony Linsangan died of nasopharyngeal cancer Friday morning, September 23 at St. Luke‘s Medical Center Global City. He was 32.

Camille was by her husband’s side when he passed away, a year after he lost his battle with cancer.

Nasopharyngeal cancer involves the presence of malignant cancer cells in the nasopharynx, the passageway at the upper part of the pharynx (throat).

The wake will be at Heritage Park, Fort Bonifacio. The family has not yet decided on the interment date.

Camille and Anthony have a three-year-old son named Nathaniel Caesar. They had a church wedding on March 5, 2010, two years after they got married via civil rites in Los Angeles, California.

By Maridol Ranoa-Bismark

September 22, 2011

New controversy over Miss Universe 2011

Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Controversy hounds the 2011 Miss Universe pageant after new allegations that the winner, Miss Angola, used false documents to enter and win a qualifying contest in England.

The Argentinian newspaper Infobae published a report Thursday alleging that Lopes was unfairly allowed to participate in a Miss Angola competition for Angolan citizens living in the UK, even though she has never lived outside of Angola, reports ABC News.

The report claimed that a man named Charles Mukano helped falsify documents identifying Lopes as a student of business management at a British school, enabling her to enter and win the contest there.

Infobae cites reports in Angolan media that allege that Mukano may have even bribed judges in England to ensure Lopes' win.

Lopes was the first Miss Universe from her country, but came under attack in the following days by Miss France and fans of Miss Phillipines as undeserving of the crown.

September 21, 2011

13-year-old boy shoots alleged 16-year-old boyfriend, then himself in SM Pampanga

The 13-year-old boy who shot his alleged 16-year-old boyfriend in the head before shooting himself using a caliber .22 pistol inside SM Pampanga yesterday, September 21, was declared brain dead, according to a radio report today.

The family of the 13-year-old boy, whose identity has been withheld because he is a minor, is now contemplating which organs they can donate before authorizing his doctors to unplug the life support system that has kept him alive.

According to a news report by Bandila last night, this is the second incident that someone carrying a gun/pistol was able to enter inside an SM mall.

The management of SM Pampanga, on the other hand, said they did their job of ensuring safety inside the mall but its metal detector failed to uncover the pistol used by the boy in the shooting.


September 20, 2011

5 Korean, 12 Filipino mountaineers arrested in Mt. Banahaw

Inquirer News - An environment official and policemen arrested five South Koreans and 12 Filipino mountaineers inside the prohibited areas of Mount Banahaw in Dolores, Quezon, on Sunday.

Salud Pangan, park superintendent for Banahaw, identified the foreigners as Hak Su Kim, Eob Kyo Lee, Yanug Su Kim, Nak Si Ji and Chang Yong Lee, all of Barangay (village) Iruhin in Tagaytay City. They were members of one of two mountaineer groups found in an area which was still closed to outsiders, she said.

“They claimed that they were not aware that Banahaw is still closed (to the public). But it is impossible for any mountaineer not to know that,” Pangan said by phone.

The Filipino mountaineers with the Koreans were identified as Jeffrey del Rosario, Dave Dela Cruz, Bryan Maglalang, Roderick Perez, Aries Ilocario and John Paul Dulan.

Pangan said she received information on Friday that two groups of mountaineers, including some foreigners, would sneak into the mountain.

“I immediately alerted our forest guards to monitor the entrances, but the trespassers eluded my men when they sneaked very early (morning) and under cover of darkness,” Pangan said.
Police said the first group was composed of five Koreans and six Filipinos, while the second had 17 Filipinos from Metro Manila.

The 17 were identified as Wilson Labrador, Jonorie Boticario, Jaybee Laurel, Feil Gulane, Feves Estacion, Mark Arnold, Vilson Gahoy, Anne Estipona, Ronald Tugade, Dana Alarcon, Jan Ann, Rommel Anthony Britana, Michael Joseph Abalos, Jedeah Mariz Claro, Serlina Surian, Dennis Pensotes and Alfred Lazona.

The climbers were brought to the Dolores police station and were expected to be transferred to Lucena City on Monday. They will be charged with violating Republic Act No. 9847 or the Mounts Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape (MBSCPL) Act of 2009.

The offense is punishable by a fine of P5,000 to P500,000 or imprisonment of one to six years or both.

Pangan warned mountaineers and religious devotees that they would be arrested if they entered the prohibited mountain spots. They could only go as far as areas identified by billboard signs, she said.

In February, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) stopped pilgrims and mountaineers from sneaking into the closed areas through the backdoor being offered by several resorts at the foot of Banahaw.

In 2004, the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) started a a five-year program to resurrect the mountain’s resources which were damaged by slash-and-burn farmers and visitors who littered the place with trash.

With barbed wires, the PAMB sealed off several trails leading to certain areas in the bosom of Banahaw.

Protest Planking in Manila

PROTEST PLANKING. A police officer tries to dissuade protesters from carrying on their "planking" by lying prone on the pavement, blocking briefly the traffic at a busy roundabout in Manila, Philippines, Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 to support calls for a nationwide "transport holiday" following unabated oil price increases in the past weeks. The sign at left reads: Transport Strike Against Oil Price Hikes! AP Photo/Bullit Marquez.

September 19, 2011

I don't need Pacquiao: Mayweather

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The prospect of a long awaited mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Filipino Manny Pacquiao seemed as distant as ever after the flamboyant American's fourth-round knockout of Victor Ortiz.

Though Mayweather improved his perfect professional record to 42-0 by claiming the WBC welterweight title from Ortiz, he was reluctant to commit to the showdown most desired by the boxing world.

"I don't need Pacquiao," Mayweather, 34, told reporters after beating Ortiz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. "With or without Pacquiao, every time Floyd Mayweather goes out there, he's going to make over $70 million.

"I don't need him. Where was Pacquiao in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 when I was dominating the game? He never asked me (for a fight) when I was in my twenties or when I was in my teens."

A duel between the defense-minded Mayweather and the aggressive Pacquiao, the two biggest drawcards of their generation, would decide the mythical title of the world's best pound-for-pound fighter.

Five-division world champion Mayweather had been expected to meet Pacquiao last year until negotiations collapsed over the American's demand for random drug testing.

Shane Mosley then stepped in to take the Filipino's place but he was outclassed by Mayweather in a non-title welterweight bout in May.

Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in November and, should he win that bout, there is speculation the Filipino southpaw could finally meet Mayweather next May.

However the American, who made a minimum of $25 million from his victory over Ortiz, repeatedly questions how Pacquaio could have won world titles in an unprecedented eight weight classes.

"Sugar Ray Leonard, we knew he was going to be great from his Olympic days," Mayweather said. "Michael Jordan, we knew from college he was going to be a great professional.

"Floyd Mayweather, from the beginning of his career in the '90s, we knew he was going to be a great professional. Now ask yourself, a fighter just don't get to 25 years old and all of a sudden he becomes great," he added, referring to Pacquaio.

Mayweather also criticized Pacquiao for riding on his coat tails financially and also with the selection of his opponents.

"Pacquiao is famous because he is attached to my name," the American said. "When they say Pacquiao, they say that's the guy they are trying to get to fight Floyd Mayweather. When they say Floyd Mayweather, they say the greatest ever. All Pacquiao is doing is fighting my leftovers man.
"Before he goes about fighting Floyd Mayweather, he has to get his business in order. We're talking about a guy that gives up, when he fights, 30 percent of his check to two different companies. I keep 100 percent of the revenue."

For his part, Pacquiao continually defers any talk of a Mayweather mega-bout to his promoter.
"I'm not going to fight anybody as long as there is a problem with the decision of the promoter," the Filipino said earlier this year. "That's my promoter's job. I'm just a fighter to do my job and train hard for the fight."

(Editing by Julian Linden)