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 ParaƱaque 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 ParaƱaque 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.