Must-Watch: Gab Valenciano in YouTube Rewind 2014

December 09, 2014
With only three weeks to go before 2015, YouTube deemed it is now the perfect time to recount the people, moments and events that became trending topics in 2014.

Just 11 hours ago, the famous video-sharing site released the YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014 that showcases all those things.The video has now been viewed 5,889,951 times!

YouTube’s Rewind 2014 video is only 6:35 minutes long and yet they managed to squeeze in 94 trend maker videos. Among the 94 trend makers in the video is the Philippines’ very own Gab Valenciano. Who could forget his “Super Selfie” video? This video even captured the attention of Hollywood stars when Gab uploaded it. And recently it was reported that Beyonce Knowles’ “7-11” video was inspired by his Super Selfie.

Also included in the Rewind 2014 is the meme of the Ice Bucket Challenge and of course the mega-million Disney hit movie “Frozen” with its “Let It Go” soundtrack.

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 winner Conchita Wurst also made it in the Rewind 2014.

Check out YouTube Rewind 2014 below!

Just Married: Aiza Seguerra and Liza Diño

December 09, 2014
The waiting is finally over for Aiza Seguerra and Liza Dino! The two are now spending their time as a newly-married couple after exchanging “I Dos” on Monday, December 8 in California, U.S.A. where same-sex marriage is recognized. It was a simple and private ceremony with 50 of their family members and friends serving as witnesses. Among the wedding guests were Aiza’s “Be Careful with My Heart” co-star Sylvia Sanchez.

The couple had a forest-themed wedding and the bride wore a daring wedding dress that showed off her cleavage and even some side boob. On the other hand, the groom wore a brown suit complete with a bow tie.

Guests used the hashtag #zazagothitched when they posted photos of the wedding on Instagram.

Aiza also posted a photo from their wedding which he captioned “Nagsimula na ang buhay ko.”

The couple previously announced that they will also hold an event in the Philippines next month.

Aiza identified himself as a transgender man in August of this year.

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Singer-Actress Agot Isidro Loses 3 million to "Dugo-dugo gang"

December 08, 2014

Singer-actress Agot Isidro reportedly lost around 3 million in cash and jewelry to alledge member of "dugo-dugo gang" last Saturday.

According to Singer-actress in the report in "Saksi", her housemaid (Maenelyn Omapas) received a call from unidentified woman who informed her that her employer (Agot Isidro) involve in an accident and instructed her to get the jewelries and money and bring in a store in Balintawak, Quezon City.

Omapas followed the caller’s instructions, taking Isidro’s cash and jewelry in a bag to the Wilcon Home Depot store in Balintawak.

After she gave the bag containing the cash and jewelry, she texted her boss who are in the taping that time.

Isidro immediately reported the incident in Camp Karingal. 

Meanwhile, in a statement, Agot Isidro said that "Pera lang yan or alahas lang yan. Do not be attached to material possessions. Pero it's not even that eh. After awhile until now, nagda-down na sakin na it's all my hard work 'di ba? It's all the blood, sweat and tears that is now in someone else's hands na very bad people." 

Watch full report in the video below.

Source: GMA, ABS-CBN News

Sec. Mar Roxas Falls from Motorcycle, Netizens react

December 07, 2014
"Interior Secretary Mar Roxas falls from motorcycle during an inspection of damage in Taft, Samar island." this is the description from Rappler Facebook page post with the picture of Sec. Roxas down with his motorcycle.

With over a million Facebook fans of Rappler, Sec. Roxas picture gains mix reactions from the netizens, majority are positive although some comments still don't appreciate the effort of the Interior Secretary, including why he has no helmet while riding the motorcycle. But many netizens praised the actions of Roxas.
Photo Credit: Rappler
Here are some comments;

Facebook user Leonora Miller said "I dont know why people are so mean. You should be thankful that he is around to help those people in need. Does any one of you giving such nasty comment help someone in need?"

Which also negatively replied by user Redyi M Kahukom saying "He knows that there are media following him. Stop being so naive! You know his track record and how he likes attention."

But most of the comment are likely to appreciate the effort done by Interior Secretary to assess and check the damage done by typhoon Ruby.

Arlene Adarna Arne Mangubat saying "how sure are you that it is drama..cant you see the road..grabe naman kahit sino sumesemplang naman ...OA na masyado ga reaction ditto, mas OA pa sa semplang!!!"

Suzanne del Rosario "Mar doesn't deserve this. He could be at home - comfortable and dry and just sit and wait for feedback. But he is not like that. It is his nature to do things by himself. He drives the motorcycle way before he was a politician. He drives his own car to go around. Think first before you comment coz you don't personally know the person and what really happened."

Here is the post by Rappler:

[Viral Video] Korina Sanchez angers netizens over Typhoon Ruby Comment

December 07, 2014
Veteran anchor and broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez find herself again on the spotlight after making another controversial comment in relation to typhoon Ruby that are going to hit the country.

On December 3 episode of TV patrol, in the credit discussion of three anchor (Noli De Castro, Ted Failon, Korina Sanchez) veteran anchor said she hoped Typhoon Ruby would hit Japan instead of the Philippines.

In the video clip posted by Danny Luke in Youtube (attached below), you can see that Korina is conversing with her co-anchors about the coming typhoon. Noli and Ted gave their views regarding the typhoon when Sanchez reacts saying "Kaya pa natin idasal yan para lumihis."

Noli then remarks “Sana ay hati na lang tayo, Kalahati sa Pilipinas, kalahati sa Japan" when Korina responded “Puwede bang sa kanila na lang lahat?"

De Castro then responded "Wag naman" but Sanchez  pressed on, saying, “Sa kanila na lang lahat. Parang mas kaya nila."

Korina Sanchez comment enraged many Filipino netizens and quickly become the hot topic on social media.

Here are some comment of angered netizens.

From Facebook user Val Pinlac, Very irresponsible, unreflective, insensitive...Korina seems to be very consistent on these! But she lasted this long in the industry??? Is this not indicative of the kind or quality of the Philippine journalism? Does ABSCBN have any standard? Very unprofessional and unethical!

Another Facebook user Raul J. de Vera Jr. said No one has the right to wish ill of another ... no matter how better or worse the situation it. Such an attitude can only attribute to the most ill-educated persons humanity can contribute to any given society. Sad they had a strong influence on the many. Even as a jest, such stupid words should not have been uttered out in the open. How sad.

Which also supported by another FB user Chanz Caballero Pagayon saying "Since High school... I idolized Korina Sanchez for her very consistent in industry of news casting but now...I'm very disappointed of what she did said, unprofessional...."

Meanwhile on YouTube post by Danny Luke some user defended Sanchez saying "Grabe naman kayo guys mkapang husga, tao lang din naman si Korina. Maybe concern lang sya sa Pilipinas nang nasabi nya yan, in a wrong way nga lang. Pagpasensyahan na natin, hindi naman magugunaw ang earth. Imbes manghusga at mabwisit kayo, ipagpray nlng natin na safe ang bansa. Gosh, guys ang dami kaylangan tulungan, pray na nga lang makakaya natin, ibubuhos paba natin sa hatred sa issue na to? Pasko guys. God bless us all :)"

Watch the clip of the conversation of three anchors in the video below.

Typhoon Ruby Enters PAR, Threatens with its Power

December 03, 2014
Typhoon Ruby, International code name Hagupit” is now within the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The said typhoon entered PAR at around 3 a.m. Thursday.

Based on the models that PAGASA is monitoring, Ruby could make a landfall either Saturday morning or afternoon in Eastern Visayas. Apparently, it’s a slow-moving typhoon and could stay in the PAR until Tuesday next week.
Provinces have been warned and told to make the necessary preparations as Ruby gains more strength as it approaches land.

It has maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and a gustiness of up to 210 kph and will move west-northwest at 25 kph. As of 4 a.m. this morning, Ruby was spotted 942 km east-northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur or 1,023 km east of Surigao City.

According to PAGASA’s 5 a.m. update, Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Caraga and Davao region will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.

Classes in certain areas of Metro Manila have been suspended due to the impending danger that Ruby will bring. The University of the Philippines Visayas (Tacloban) has suspended its classes from December 4 to 9.

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Aiza Seguerra and Liza Dino Share Prenup Photos

December 02, 2014
Just a few days to go and Aiza Seguerra will finally tie the knot with Liza Dino. Without a doubt, the two are excited about their upcoming nuptials in California, a US state where same-sex marriage is recognized.

  On Sunday, Aiza and Liza shared a few photos of their prenuptial photo shoot through their Instagram account. Captured by Jason Magbanua and Proud Rad Photography, the photos show the couple both dressed in white outfits lounging in bed. Aiza calls it the “most comfy prenup.”   

Kayla Montgomery and her Fight Against MS

December 01, 2014
Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease of the immune system that causes a person suffering from it to lose the ability to walk. This disease affects around 2.5 million people globally and among them is the teenager Kayla Montgomery from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Hers is a remarkable story because of her vigorous fight against the disease. Although she has the condition, it’s not stopping her from achieving her dreams. 

Since she was a child, soccer, a contact sport, has been one of the things she loved most; when doctors discovered that she has MS, she had to give it up. But she found another avenue, running. Although she cannot feel her legs as she runs, Kayla has trained herself to maintain a fast pace during races.

As long as she’s running she will not fall but as soon as she reaches the finish line and breaks the pace, she loses control of her body. That’s where her supportive coach Patrick Cromwell steps in and catches her before she falls. And as of now, she’s considered as one of the fastest runners in the United States.

Watch Kayla’s inspiring story in the video.
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