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)

September 17, 2011

'American Idol' finalists to perform in Manila

MB - She failed to get the coveted ‘American Idol’ crown, but Fil-Am Thia Megia will still get the chance to shine onstage — with her fans and ‘kababayans” right here.

Megia, a Season 10 finalist of the iconic American Idol (AI) TV show, will perform with 10 others, including eventual winner Scotty McCreery.

Reports said they will perform at the Araneta Coliseum for two nights — Sept. 20 to 21.

They arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport via Philippines Airlines PR-103 flight before dawn Saturday.

The youngest Idol’s finalist after they lowered the minimum age limit to 15, Megia said she was excited on her second visit to the Philippines.

She said she was only four years old when she and her family came back to the Philippines.

“It’s been 12 years since I was here,” said the 16-year-old lass.

“I want to go back to my roots,” she stressed.

She also said the Idol finalists are raring to have a taste of Filipino hospitality, as well as local cuisines.

“We’ve been told we had a lot of Filipino fans,” she added.

McCreery, whose deep-baritone voice, wowed the voting fans, is eager to experience Filipino food.

Aside from Megia and McCreery, in town are finalists Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk, James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Naima Adedapo, Paul McDonald, Pia Toscano, Stefano Langone.

The Top Ten are usually featured in the Idol’s Tour but a “save" by judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Jennifer Lopez allowed an eleventh one — Abrams — to break into the elite group.

The Top 11 are expected cover a wide range of musical genres from country, pop, jazz to rock.

Llullaillaco Maiden mummy

Llullaillaco Maiden, a 15 year old girl sacrificed during the Inca Empire for both purposes of religious rite and social control. She was chosen a year prior to her death, fed a ritualistic diet for an approximate twelve months to make her gain weight, then was drugged and left on the shrine at Volcano Llullaillaco, where she was left to die of exposure. For five hundred years, her body had been preserved at 82 ft. She is considered to be the best preserved Andean mummy ever uncovered. - found in tumblr

September 16, 2011

'Ang Babae sa Septic Tank' is Philippines' entry to the Oscars Best Foreign Language Film Category next year

By Jamie Ortega, Photo Courtesy of Star Cinema

After bagging five major awards at the 7th Cinemalaya Awards Night and grossing 20 million pesos in its first five days of nationwide screening, the critically-acclaimed Indie-comedy Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank is now attempting to make it in the international film festival circuit.

The movie is the country's official entry to the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Category next year. The selection committee of the Film Academy Of The Philippines was in charge of choosing which film to send to the Oscars.

Directed by Marlon Rivera and starring Eugene Domingo, JM De Guzman, Kean Cipriano and Cai Cortez, Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank is a mockumentary that chronicles a day in a life of three ambitious, passionate and misguided filmmakers who are dead set on producing an internationally-acclaimed indie film. The movie, which satirically depicts the present situation of our local indie film industry, was also recently nominated for the Young Cinema Award in the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Shalani Soledad and Rep. Roman Romulo engaged.

MUKAMO.COM - Valenzuela Councilor and TV host Shalani Soledad is now reportedly engaged to Congressman Roman Romulo of Pasig City.

The engagement happened at the Our Lady of Fatima church in Valenzuela where Romulo gave Shalani a diamond ring. Their wedding is set for next year. The 44-year-old Congressman also revealed that he first asked permission from Shalani’s mother, Evelyn Soledad. Meanwhile, Shalani’s uncle Mon Soledad believes it’s about time that she gets married. “She is already 31, dapat may pamilya na siya at mga anak.” he said.

September 15, 2011

Mother of Phil and James Younghusband finally laid to rest

PEP - Inihatid na sa kanyang huling hantungan ang mga labi ng ina ng magkapatid na Phil at James Younghusband na si Mrs. Susan Placer-Younghusband, kaninang hapon, September 15, sa Heritage Park, Taguig City.

Sumakabilang-buhay si Mrs. Younghusband noong Sabado, September 10, pagkatapos nitong atakihin sa puso. She was 49.

Bago ang interment ay nagkaroon muna ng memorial mass sa chapel ng Heritage Park na dinaluhan ng ilang mga kaibigan at kamag-anak.

Sa misa ay nagsalita sina James, Phil, at ang bunso at nag-iisa nilang kapatid na babae na si Keri.

Nagpalabas rin ng AVP presentation kunsaan ipinakita ang mga larawan ng mag-anak noong nabubuhay pa ang ina ng dalawang Azkals players.

Kabilang sa mga nakidalamhati sa magkakapatid ang ilang miyembro ng Azkals na sina Anton del Rosario, Aly Borromeo, at Misagh Bahadoran.

Naroon din ang rumored girlfriend ni Phil na si Angel Locsin, kasama ang kaibigan nitong si Bubbles Paraiso.

Kitang-kita ang pagsuporta ni Angel kay Phil sa mga oras na iyon.

Habang ibinababa ang mga labi ni Mrs. Younghusband sa huling hantungan nito ay magkahawak-kamay at nakaakbay si Angel kay Phil.

Namataan din ng PEP sa libing ang dancer na si Gab Valenciano, na kaibigan nina Phil at James.

Matapos ang libing ay sinubukan ng media na makunan ng pahayag sina Phil at James, at maging si Angel. Ngunit tumanggi ang mga ito na magpa-interview.

Bagkus, ang family friend ng Younghusbands na si Jojo Durian ang tumayong spokesperson ng magkapatid na Phil at James.

Narito ang kanyang pahayag:

"Phil and James Younghusband would like to extend their thanks to all the friends and visitors who visited them.

"Maraming salamat sa lahat ng prayers ninyo. Kasi alam n'yo naman na ito yung pinaka-lowest time nila na malungkot sila.

"We would like to thank also the press for understanding and not stepping in.

"Thank you so much! Thank you so much!

"Yun talaga yung message na gusto iparating ng magkapatid na Younghusband."

Kinumusta rin ng media kay Jojo ang magiging practice ng magkapatid na Younghusbands para sa susunod na laban ng Azkals sa Taiwan. Maaapektuhan ba ito?

"Hindi maaapektuhan 'yan," paniniguro ni Jojo.

Derek Ramsey signs for Pachanga FC

Eto na naman...kung si Jake Cuenca pumirna sa Socceroo FC, si Derek naman ay pumirma na rin sa Pachanga FC... Laos na ba ang dalawang to'? Bat kasi isasabay ang sarili sa mga...alam mo na! hehehehe.... ay ewan. lolz

Hindi pa ako inaantok....haaaay! boooring!

September 14, 2011

Jake Cuenca will join Socceroo Fc

Jake Cuenca signs for Team Socceroo Fc. Team Socceroo will play in UFL Cup.

For me... what a joke! hahaha

Coach Weiss warns Azkals on absences

By Cedelf P. Tupas
Philipppine Daily Inquirer

The next match may be a few weeks away, but Philippine Azkals coach Michael Weiss insisted that it should not be a reason for several players not to show up or even slow down in training.

Weiss aired his concern following reports that several players from the first team have not been regularly showing up during the first week of training camp for the Long Teng Cup in Taiwan slated next month.

Weiss said he is not afraid to relegate players in the pecking order if they fail to correct their attitude.

“The concern is that once you start to rest, once you start to take a little more slower approach and once you think you have achieved something in football, its the first step to decline and a couple of players obviously do not understand that,” Weiss told the Inquirer.

Weiss, however, did not name the players.

The Azkals went on a month-long break after losing to Kuwait in the second round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers last July 28. They are scheduled to leave for Bacolod tomorrow to undergo a week-long training camp until September 15.

The German coach stressed that training in preparation for matches should be a “daily bread” for players.

“I’ve seen players more on billboards coming from Alabang to the training. I see them on billboards more often than on the pitch,” said Weiss. “And here they are on clubs and wherever they are. If that is their major priority now, they have to do that. But they shouldn’t be surprised if they are not too high on the list of the coaching staff and the management.”

The Azkals face defending champion Hong Kong on September 28, before playing Chinese-Taipei and Macau on October 2 and 4. They are also scheduled to visit Singapore on October 6 for a friendly.

Oprah and Shamcey Rumors

YAHOO PH - Hours after Philippine bet Shamcey Supsup was named as the 3rd runner-up at the Miss Universe 2011 pageant, a purported statement from U.S. “Queen of Talk” Oprah Winfrey spread like wildfire online.

This alleged statement was aired via NBC News: “I have reservations with the results. If the only basis is the Q and A portion, after having been trimmed down to 5, Ms. Philippines deserved to win. What made her different from the rest is that she had no seconds to rethink of her answer as she had no interpreter to break the ice. The rest had their interpreters and having breaks on seconds to think about their answers. Hands down, Ms. Philippines answered straight to the point.”

But sorry to burst your bubble, the highly influential celebrity did not actually say that.

Answering a query on the alleged statement, a moderator on Oprah's official website said Oprah has not issued "any comments of this nature."

OWNModerator13 responded: "There is no truth to the statement. Ms. Winfrey has not made any comments of this nature. Thank you for asking."