Watch Alma Moreno Awkward TV Interview

November 15, 2015
Have you watched the full TV interview of Senatorial candidate Alma Moreno on ANC Headstart with the veteran anchor Karen Davila? The interview focuses on what are her advocacy when she win a seat in the senate.

When the video uploaded on YouTube, her responses to Karen Davila's questions earned criticism and negative comments.

An article written in When In Manila disclose that the video now circulating in the social media for its awkwardness.

The interview starts on how she came up with a decision to run for senator, her qualifications and challenges as former actress and senatorial aspirants. The interview became awkward when Karen asked what her advocacy.

Below is a part of the interview:

Davila: If you won a Senate seat, what would be your advocacy in the Senate?
Moreno: More on sa kababaihan (women).
Davila: Like what?
Moreno: Boses ng kababaihan (the voice of women)… Magna Carta of Women…
Davila: But then the law exists already.
Moreno: Pero may mga bagay na di na-implement (There are things that have not yet been implemented).
Davila: Like what? I want to hear it.
Moreno: Teka muna (hold on).
 Watch the Full interview embedded below.


Source: When In Manila, YouTube

Check this Out: Floyd Mayweather and His Prized Belts

October 22, 2015
After retiring from boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has a lot of time on his hands that he hardly knows what to do with. Perhaps it was boredom and maybe conceit also that made him take a photo of his collection of title belts and share it on his Instagram account.

Mayweather lined up all the belts that he won throughout his 19-year professional boxing career. A total of 23 belts in brown, emerald, red, and green colors were shown off by the boxer on a billiard table. The belts symbolize his victory in different levels including WBC Super Welterweight, IBF Welterweight, and WBA (Super) Welterweight.

The retired boxer, who posed with the belts, captioned the photo, “It took 19 years but they’ll talk about it forever.”

Mayweather announced his retirement last month after his fight with Andre Berto. He remains undefeated in 49 fights.

Inquirer

Find Out Why Comelec Revoked DZMM Accreditation on Tuesday

October 13, 2015
DZMM’s accreditation for the coverage of the politicians filing of certificate of candidacy (CoC) was revoked on Tuesday by the Commission on Election after it breached the rules set for the media. The network’s news team violated the terms when they commandeered Senator Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos Jr., who filed his CoC for vice presidency, and took him inside the Comelec lounge, which was solely intended for Commissioners, for an exclusive interview without a formal permission from the poll body.
Commissioner Rowena Guanzon revealed to Interaksyon that when she entered the lounge she saw the DZMM team headed by Charisse Para interviewing Senator Marcos. Although the team saw her they continued with the interview.

Due to the incident, Comelec spokesman Atty. James Jimenez held a brief press conference revoking DZMM’s accreditation for Tuesday. However, the team can still apply for restoration of their accreditation today (Wednesday).

Para acknowledged that the mistake was his, “This is a personal apology from my heart, I acted on my own just to get a scoop, and I am sorry also to my brethren in media, and I take full responsibility for my action.”

 Interaksyon, Inquirer

Miriam Defensor Santiago Running for President

October 13, 2015
Will you vote for Miriam Defensor Santiago in the upcoming May 2016 elections? And I don’t mean as senator because this indefatigable lady has revealed that she will be running for the highest position – the presidency. Santiago intends to file her certificate of candidacy on Friday (October 16), the last day of filing. The senator will be filing her COC under the People’s Reform Party, which she established in 1991.
And it seems she has a vice president picked out already but would not divulge who it is. She did reveal that this person has already announced his candidacy and has red as the campaign color.

When asked whether she was certain about running for president, Santiago candidly replied, “I will definitely. I will run because I’ve already gotten over my bout of cancer and there’s nothing left to do.”

The question now is, does Miriam Defensor Santiago have a big chance of getting the presidency with Grace Poe, Mar Roxas, and Jejomar Binay as her competition?




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Gilas Pilipinas Crushes Defending Iran!

September 28, 2015
Congratulations to Gilas Pilipinas for overthrowing Iran in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship on Monday in Changsha, China. The score of 87-73 in favor of the Philippines finally put an end to Iran’s reign as FIBA Asia’s Champ.

Viewers had their hearts in their throats during the third quarter when Iran got ahead of Gilas by 10 points. But thanks to Jayson Castro, Terrence Romeo and Andray Blatche the team managed to fill the gap and get way ahead of Iran during the second half of the game. Castro led the team with 26 points, Blatche earned 18 and Terrence 15 points.

Because of this win against the Iran, Gilas earned a place in Group E.

This defeat is a big blow to Iran since it’s their first loss in the tournament.

Inquirer, Interaksyon

Snoop Dogg’s New Website Could Send Wrong Message

September 21, 2015
Snoop Dogg loves cannabis and he’s letting people know it through his newly-launched website merryjane.com. The rapper has a vision of it being the “encyclopedia” of all things that concerns marijuana. Cannabis users can look forward to the series called “Deflowered” that will feature culture and lifestyle, profile innovators as well as the juiciest bits on the latest policy, business and economics about cannabis.
The rapper together with his biz partner Ted Chung launched the website at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco on Monday, September 21. They dubbed the site as a “premier media platform at the intersection of cannabis and pop culture.”

During the launch Snoop Dogg also encouraged pot smokers to “come out of the closet.” For sure his invitation won’t go unnoticed and many impressionable people will probably get the wrong message with the launch of this website.

Merryjane.com is still in beta platform and is expected to be fully available in October.

USA Today, Rappler

Kris Aquino Suffers Health Scare

August 25, 2015
Kris Aquino has learned a valuable lesson about not abusing her body after suffering a health scare on Monday. On Tuesday, the queen of all media revealed on her Instragram account that she was rushed to the hospital on Monday night when her blood pressure shot to 150/100. It got worse when she reached the Medical City in Pasig City because her BP rose to 200/110. Any higher and she would have suffered a stroke her doctor said.
The host-actress also said that she had severe vascular headache at 3 PM while taping Kris TV. She also threw up three times when she got home. Her sisters were alarmed by her symptoms and urged her to go to the hospital. And it’s a good thing because if her BP shot any higher than 200/110 she would have suffered a stroke.
The experience made her realize the value of good health. She now made it her goal to attain a healthy balance between work and life.

Kris thanked her sons and siblings for taking care of her. She also expressed her gratitude to President Noynoy Aquino who came straight to her bedside after a trip in Cebu.

So, for now, Kris is resting and trying to be stress free.



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President Aquino: Enough Funds for Gov’t Workers’ 2016 Salary Increase

August 18, 2015
Great news for all government employees! President Noynoy Aquino said on Tuesday that there is enough money to fund the increase of government employees next year. The proposed 2016 national budget tendered by the Palace to Congress includes 50.6 billion for the proposed Salary Standardization Law 4. President Aquino also added this increase will make government employees’ salaries more competitive as that in the private sector.

According to the President, “Sa dulo nito, habang gumaganda ang ekonomiya, inaambisyon natin makalaban tayo sa pribadong sektor. Ang sabi sa akin ‘yung starting salary maganda pero kapag nagkaroon ng promotion sa pribadong sektor, naiiwanan na tayo.” He also added that as the economy improves, the government becomes more capable of elevatating the benefits enjoyed by the employees.

President Aquino also said that the government is indeed capable of increasing the state workers’ salaries for the SSL 4. He is just waiting for the details and the approval of the Congress.

Aside from the proposed salary increase, government employees could also enjoy more bonuses next year depending on their performance.

Manila Bulletin

Round Samsung Gear S2 Coming Soon!

August 18, 2015
Samsung is all set to release its new Samsung Gear S2, a new circular Smart Watch that many fashionistas will surely have their eyes for. The first batch of Smart Watches was angular but that’s slowly changing now with the feedback given by the consumers. And Samsung is listening well hence the new circular design of the Gear S2.

Samsung is not only deviating in terms of design but also with the OS. Instead of Android Wear the company went with the new Tizen platform. At a closer look, the Samsung Gear S2 looks like an Apple Watch-inspired gadget.

Integrated with a microphone, the Gear S2 allows users to talk without taking out their handsets if someone calls. It will also have the S-Voice direct to serve as voice assistant.Samsung’s Gear S2 can also be useful in health monitoring since it is equipped with a heart sensor, S-Health fitness-tracking.

But so far most of these are speculations. We’ll see and know for sure at the IFA event in Berlin in just a few weeks.

Abu Sayyaf Members Bolt Free from Jail in Basilan

August 18, 2015
A manhunt has been launched in Basilan after four prisoners escaped from a jail in the city of Isabela on Monday. These escapees are alleged to be members of the Abu Sayyaf Group.
The escapees have been identified as Muslimin Sayuman, Kayser Nassan, Bigmar Boso and Garwas Hakim Asadi according to the Isabela Bureau of Jail Management and Penology. Apparently, these four detainees broke free by sawing off the grill of the ventilation window using hacksaw.

Navy Commander Roy Vincent Trinidad, chief of staff of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (Navforwem) revealed that two of the suspects, Sayuman and Nassan, are charged of murder and frustrated murder while Asadi is facing carnapping charge and Boso for illegal drugs.

Inquirer

Robin Padilla Backs Out of Movie, Upsets Maria Ozawa

August 12, 2015
Maria Ozawa couldn’t help calling Robin Padilla unprofessional after he backed out of the movie “Nilalang” just 10 days before shooting starts. The former Japanese adult film star expressed her disappointment on her Instagram account on Tuesday. She said that it wasn’t because she really wanted to film with the actor but that she felt sorry for the film director and staff.

Robin, who pulled out of the movie to focus on his wife Mariel Rodriguez’s delicate pregnancy, also aired his reaction to Maria Ozawa’s statement on his Facebook account. He acknowledged that his camp is at fault and that it’s only natural for Maria Ozawa’s camp to share what they feel about the situation.

Robin’s decision to pull out of the film has initiated a domino effect on the production of “Nilalang.” After his decision became public, one of the film’s financiers also withdrew their support for the movie. MFT Group, which is the main funding partner of Haunted Tower Pictures will not finance the film any more.

“NIlalang” was supposed to be in the running in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) but because of Robin backing out and without any immediate “bankable actor” as lead in sight the film’s production might not make it to the MMFF.



This also has a huge impact on Ozawa’s career as “Nilalang” was supposed to be her first mainstream movie in the Philippines.  

Inquirer,

Lenovo Intros ThinkPad P50 and ThinkPad P70

August 11, 2015
Two new notebooks are up from Lenovo. The ThinkPad P50 and ThinkPad P70 are computing machine must-haves for they boast 4K display and pro NVIDIA Quadro graphics with the new E3-1500M from Intel’s mobile Xeon processors. These new ThinkPads are ideal for users who are always on the go. To keep the machines cool, Lenovo equipped them with a new Flex Performance Cooling system. These new lovelies from Lenovo will be available in Q4 this year.

Here are the important things you need to know:

Lenovo ThinkPad P50:

· 15.5-inch display
· 5.6lbs body
· Single Thunderbolt 3 port
· Three storage bays
· Starts at $1,599

Lenovo ThinkPad P70

· 17-inch display
· 7.6lbs body
· Two Thunderbolt 3 port
· Four storage bays
· 64GB of DDR4 ECC memory
· One terabyte of SSD storage
· DVD-RW drive (optional)
· Starts at $1,999

Techtimes

Must-Read Open Letter to VP Binay

August 05, 2015
In the last State of the Nation Address (SONA) that President Noynoy Aquino delivered last week he condemned the people who are trying to bring him and his administration down. His speech hit a sore spot with Vice President Jejomar Binay who reacted by giving his own version of the SONA on August 3 in Cavite much to the surprise of the Philippine citizenry.

In his own SONA VP Binay slammed the Aquino Administration ticking one by one the failures that President Aquino made in his entire term in the Presidency. VP Binay also gave tribute to the fallen SAF 44 during his SONA but whether his regard for them is genuine or he is simply using them to his own advantage is for him to know.

Binay supporters were probably happy about his SONA; however his action also raised the ire of many Filipinos including that of Cynthia Patag. She wrote and posted an open letter to VP Binay on her Facebook account.

In her open letter, Patag criticized VP Binay’s actions especially the way he’s trying to bring Aquino down and questioned what he, VP Binay, has done during his five years as Vince President “apart from relentlessly campaigning for yourself as President in May 2016?”

Read the complete letter and see if you have the same sentiments.

 Source: When In Manila

Ronda Rousey Beats Brazilian Fighter Bethe Correia

August 03, 2015
Ronda Rousey is the talk of the town after knocking out Brazilian fighter Bethe Correia in a 34-second fight in Rio de Janeiro last Saturday night. Rousey’s aggressive moves inside the cage overwhelmed Correia who could not do anything after she absorbed the knees and simultaneous punches of her opponent. The fight was concluded after Rousey delivered a blow to her temple. With this win, Rousey still holds the UFC women’s bantamweight belt.
This is Rousey’s 12th win throughout her career in MMA. She won 11 of her fights in the first round and only one got her to the third round.

Even on the onset, the fight seemed personal as Rousey was out for blood because of the remark made by Correia prior to the fight. The latter made a joke about Rousey committing suicide in case she loses the fight. Rousey’s father committed suicide when she was just at a tender age of eight.

In an interview after her win Rousey had this to say, “I hope no one brings up my family anymore when it comes to fights. I hope this is the last time.”

MMA

Beauty Contestant, 19, Dies from Slimming Pills Overdose

July 22, 2015
A 19-yer-old beauty contestant named Maan Acedo from Zamboanga del Norte died last July 17 from slimming pills overdose.

Acedo, who was joining the Miss Dapitan beauty contest that is to be held during the Kinabayo Festival this week, suffered bleeding during a photo shoot and was taken to the hospital. According to ABS CBN report she was hospitalized for five days after experiencing stomach ache, diarrhea and vomiting.

During her hospitalization, Acedo thought she had amoebiasis; however, laboratory tests showed that Acedo took as much as four slimming pills a day, which was too much for her liver. That dosage caused a critical damage to her liver and other organs.

Acedo’s mother also disclosed that her daughter indeed took slimming pills that she bought online.

Due to the severity of the damage to her organs, Acedo died last Friday from multiple organ failure.

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Smart Communication will Host Clash of Clans Tournament in the Philippines

July 16, 2015
Good news to all the Clash of Clans or COC fans, the Smart Communications Inc. will host a tournament in the Philippines. With over 2 million pesos worth of prizes to be given away to the winning participants.

The tournament is only available for all Smart Prepaid, Postpaid and Smart Bro subscribers. It will feature several elimination legs in key cities including Lipa, Davao, Cebu, Baguio and Metro Manila.



Smart will team up with the Philippine eSports Organization, SM Cyberzone, Inquirer eSports and the Philippine Clash of Clans Battleground to host the said tournament.

The full details and mechanics of the tournament will be available soon, interested participants may visit to Smart website Tournament official page.

Source: Rappler

Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan Crowned Miss USA 2015

July 13, 2015
There’s a new reigning Miss USA who will represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant - Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan! The pageant that was held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana was aired on Sunday night on the ReelzChannel.
Out of the remaining candidates, Miss Jordan stood out with her answer during the Q&A portion. She was asked what the next big issue that the U.S. needs to face she answered race relations. “We have not solved this issue. We are still having problems, and we keep hearing about new issues that are coming up. We really need to work on being an accepting society and being a society where every single person, no matter your race, no matter your gender, is given the same rights and privileges and opportunities,” she said.
Miss Jordan is the successor of last year’s Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada. First runner-up was 22-year-old Yliana Guerra, Texas; second runner-up was 20-year-old Anea Garcia, Rhode Island; third runner-up was 25-year-old Brittany McGown, Nevada; and fourth runner-up was 23-year-old Mame Adjei, Maryland.

However, this year’s Miss USA pageant did not get as much attention as it used to. There’s no one to blame but pageant co-owner Donald Trump himself. Broadcasting companies NBC and Univision ditched the pageant due to the comments he made regarding the Mexican immigrants.


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Thousands of School Children Hit with Food Poisoning

July 12, 2015
Almost 2,000 school children were taken ill with food poisoning in the Caraga Region. Caraga’s Department of Health recorded a total of 1,909 cases in nine towns across the province by 11 p.m. on Saturday. Many of the victims who suffered stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and headaches were taken to hospitals but as of Saturday night only 111 of them remained confined.
It is believed that the children got their food poisoning from the durian candies sold by nine men and women, who were apprehended by the police. In addition, the police are still trying to determine whether the candies were laced with poison or were expired.

The apprehended suspects denied that they planned to poison the school children although the police are still trying to find out why the suspects travelled around 300 kilometers just to sell the candies.

The whole incident is still being investigated.

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Jeremy Lin Signs Up with Charlotte Hornets

July 08, 2015
Free agent Jeremy Lin won’t be with the Los Angeles Lakers next season. There were rumors that he will probably end up with the Dallas Mavericks as the team was said to be negotiating with the Lakers to get Lin. Well, neither of these two teams will enjoy Lin’s abilities as the player announced that he will be signing up with the Charlotte Hornets next season. Lin did his announcement by posting a Hornets logo on his Instagram account.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Lin’s contract with Charlotte Hornets will be two years and $4.3 million.



Lin started his NBA career in 2010-2011 with the Golden State Warriors. He participated in 29 games before he joined the New York Knicks in 2012 where he rose to stardom after a 35-game stretch.

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Nonie Beuncamino’s Daughter Julia Commits Suicide

July 07, 2015
Julia Buencamino was found hanging from the ceiling of their home on Tuesday night. Julia, who is the daughter of actors Nonie and Shamaine Buencamino, was discovered by their household help on the said time. Although she was taken to the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan, the doctors declared her dead on arrival.
Just like her parents, Julia was also into acting. She was a part of the morning drama “Oh My G” of ABS-CBN.

Julia’s death looks like suicide and her father, Nonie, is convinced of such. He has requested authorities not to continue the investigation.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Loses Welterweight World Title

July 06, 2015
World-famous boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of his welterweight world title that he earned when he defeated Manny Pacquiao in the so-called “Fight of the Century” last May 2, 2015. Many might be shocked by this latest development but it is the decision of the World Boxing Organization (WBO).




Apparently, Mayweather violated the rules set by the WBO. He failed to pay a sanctioning fee of $200,000, which was due on Friday afternoon. Another violation he committed was his failure to hand over the junior middleweight title that he had before the May 2 bout. WBO has a rule that disallows boxers from holding boxing titles in different weight classes at the same time.

WBO released a statement regarding the matter: “The WBO World Championship Committee is allowed no other alternative but to cease to recognize Mr. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. as the WBO Welterweight Champion of the World and vacate his title, for failing to comply with our WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests.”

Mayweather’s camp said that this occurrence is a “complete disgrace.” The boxer has yet to decide what action he will take. Knowing his track record, for sure Mayweather won’t give the title up without a fight.

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Judy Ann Santos and Her Baby Bump

July 02, 2015
The happily-married celebrity couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo announced last month that Baby No. 3 is on the way. They did so by posting an ultrasound image of their baby on their Instagram account. Since the announcement, the couple has been quiet about the upcoming baby.
But yesterday, Judy Ann shared a photo of her growing baby bump on her Instagram account! The photo was captioned “Thirteen weeks palang yan ah!.” Indeed, her bump, covered in grey dress looked big, for a thirteen-week pregnancy. Could it be that she’s having twins this time? Some of her followers are predicting such.

Judy Ann and Ryan also have a 10-year-old daughter Yohan, who is adopted, and 4-year-old biological son Lucho.

So, what do you think, could it be twins for Juday and Ryan?



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Nobel Winner Mario Vargas Llosa Romancing Enrique Iglesias’ Mom

July 02, 2015
Proving that love doesn’t choose any age are the 79-year-old Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa and 64-year-old Isabel Preysler, who is the former wife of world-famous singer Julio Iglesias. Vargas Llosa, more or less, confirmed his romantic ties with Presyler in a recent interview with the weekly magazine Hola. He said that their relationship “is going very well.”

Photos of the couple have are circulating online as well. Hola recently published photos of Vargas Llosa and Preysler dancing and walking hand-in-hand when they visited Lisbon, Portugal recently.
This newly-revealed relationship won’t go unnoticed as Vargas Llosa just recently announced that he is ending his 50-year marriage to his wife Patricia. It was reported that one of his three daughters with Patricia screamed at him in Madrid when she knew.

In the midst of this hot issue, Preysler, who was born in the Philippines, is wisely keeping quiet. If ever Vargas Llosa weds her, it will be her fourth marriage. She was previously married to Julio Iglesias with whom she has three children including Enrique Iglesias, the Marques de Grinon Carlos Falco, and the late Spanish finance minister Miguel Boyer with whom she has a daughter named Ana.

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Bruce Jenner Says “Call Me Caitlyn”

June 01, 2015
Bruce Jenner is no more! In his place is a statuesque blonde named Caitlyn Jenner!

It was only back in April when Bruce revealed his plans to become a woman. Now, barely two months on, his wish has come true! The big reveal of the new persona happened on Monday on Vanity Fair’s latest edition with “Call Me Caitlyn” emblazoned on the cover. Also on the cover is a photo of a woman, of course none other than the new Ms. Caitlyn Jenner, wearing a corset.
The new Ms. Caitlyn Jenner is captured on lens by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz and those photos are included in this edition of Vanity Fair. Ever since this edition was posted online many have expressed their support. She even has her own Twitter account now and she just posted this message a few hours ago, “I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.”

Check out the new and fresh Ms. Caitlyn Jenner!





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Lily Collins is Back Together with Ex Jamie Campbell Bower!

May 27, 2015
Everything is rosy again for actress Lily Collins. Her happiness radiates in the photos that she posted recently on her Instagram account. And guess what that cause of her happiness is or rather who. It’s none other than her ex-boyfriend Jamie Campbell Bower. Yes folks it looks like they are back together! Not even the charm and handsome looks of Chris Evans can prevent Lily’s heart from seeking its true love.

A photo posted by Lily Collins (@lilyjcollins) on

Lily posted a photo of her and Jamie with the caption “Happy is what happy does. 50 shades of blush #cloud9ispinkright?” The next photo was even sweeter because it showed them kissing! That kissing photo came with the caption “Life works in mysterious ways but when you find your inner glow is back and shining brighter, you know it’s right…”

In case you don’t know their history, well, Lilly and Jamie dated in 2012 until August 2013 after they met on the set of “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. After they broke up Lily dated Taylor Lautner, Zac Efron and Chris Evans.

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Korean Woman Shocks with Transformation After Removing Makeup

May 26, 2015
Is there such a thing as natural beauty nowadays? Maybe so. But let’s face it, many women resort to using cosmetics to enhance their look and makeup can really do wonders for anyone’s face. Those who are very adept at applying makeup can really make the most out of whatever product they use.

And such is the case with this particular Korean woman. She made a video of her reverse transformation. It’s reverse because the video shows her wearing full makeup and removing it gradually. I was shocked by the difference when half of her makeup was gone. Was that really her?

Watch the video and tell us what you think!

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Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian 2015 Met Gala Outfit Shocker

May 06, 2015
The Metropolitan Gala Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala is one of the most awaited annual events in New York City. As expected a horde of stars turned out dressed to the nines in the said event. A lot of them followed the theme China: Through The Looking Glass while some just went for dresses and gowns that they liked.

In this year’s Met Gala, three celebrities captured people’s attention because of their nearly-nude costumes! Kim Kardashian, Beyonce Knowles, and Jennifer Lopez all showed up in sheer outfits that left little to the imagination.

Taking the top of the list with the most revealing outfit is Beyonce. She wore a Givenchy dress (if you can still call it that) which was made of sheer fabric and embellished with faux jewels and crystals. Though it was floor length and had long sleeves, only the jewel and crystal embellishments placed in strategic places preserved her modesty.

Next up is Jennifer Lopez in her red Versace gown. It was made of nude and red ombre fabric and had a dragon-like design in front. It had cutouts in front but the most eye-catching of all was the huge cutout on her hip leaving it almost bare.

Third is Kim Kardashian in a sheer white Roberto Cavalli gown. The dress was backless with lace embroidery to shield her private parts. The gown also features a feathery train. Obviously, she wasn’t wearing undies. All of these three celebrities probably weren’t.

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Prince William, Kate Middleton’s Second Baby is a Girl!

May 02, 2015
A new Royal baby has arrived! Kensington Palace announced via email and Twitter that Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl at 8:34 a.m. Saturday London time. It was also announced that the baby weighs 8lbs and 3 oz. Both mother and baby are doing fine. Of course Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, was there to support Kate.

It seems Kate was already overdue for about a week since her due date was actually around April 25. She gave birth at St. Mary’s Hospital where she checked in at the maternity Lindo wing at 6 a.m. on Saturday.
Significant persons like the Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and member of both families are very happy upon receiving the news of the new Royal arrival.

Members of the press and well-wishers have gathered outside the hospital for a chance to get a glimpse of the Royal couple and especially the latest addition to the family.

This second pregnancy was not easy for Kate. Just like her pregnancy for George, she also suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum. But still, she was able to perform her Royal functions and was still hands-on in the preparation of their mansion, Amner Hall, for the new baby.

Now, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have yet to reveal the name of their Royal baby daughter.


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Clash of Clans Gets New Updates for More Exciting Game Experience

May 01, 2015
Thousands, if not millions, of Facebook users are hooked on Clash of Clans. They just can’t get enough of the game. And now with the new update released by its maker Supercell for sure gamers won’t ever want to be parted from their community again.

The announcement made on the Supercell Forum doesn’t just present one update but a handful of them; however, the highlight is the Air Sweeper. This new anti-air defense works by pushing back groups of flying enemies with strong blasts of air. Although it slows the progress of air attacks, it doesn’t give any damage to the enemies. Air Sweepers can only face one way but can be rotated to the player’s chosen direction. Gamers have to upgrade their Town Hall to the 6th level in order to get this new anti-air defense.

Aside from that, Supercell also announced an update on the Clan Bookmarks wherein gamers can bookmark any Clan for viewing at a later time. Up to 30 clans can be bookmarked by one player.
There’s also the Clan War attack army preview wherein gamers can inspect their troops, Clan troops, spells and heroes. With this update gamers can not end war attacks early without surrendering.

Here are some more updates from the Supercell Forum:

Interface improvements
* Starting at Town Hall 5, a one-time name change will become available in the game settings - use it wisely!
* Clan chat now shows when Clan settings are changed, indicating who changed them
* Defense ranges can now be seen even when the defense is under construction
* Defense modes can now be changed even when the defense is under construction
* Defensive buildings now initially point away from the TH in combat, EXCEPT for the Air Sweeper, which always points in its configured direction

Gameplay improvements
* Attacking troops will not start chasing defending troops as far away as they used to
* Fixed a very rare case where a defense might target a troop at the edge of its range, but not fire
* Loot values for many lower level single player maps have been improved, along with some slight layout tweaks and surprises

Matchmaking tweaks
* You are now more likely to find targets at or near your Town Hall level in multiplayer matchmaking
* Strength calculations have been updated in Clan Wars matchmaking to compensate for high level walls and heroes, skeleton traps, etc.
* (Already released in the 2x Clan XP event) Clan Wars matchmaking now prefers to wait a bit longer and try to find a bit better match

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Olivia Munn as Psylocke in X-Men Apocalypse

April 14, 2015
Fans of X-Men have something new to look forward to. Bryan Singer recently announced that Olivia Munn will be joining the cast of “X-Men: Apocalypse.” She will be playing Betsy Braddock who transforms into Psylocke. X-Men aficionados should know that Pyslocke has telekinetic ability and her mind is impenetrable to other telepaths.

Although Olivia is the latest addition to the cast, it was also recently announced that a handful of stars will be included as well like Lana Condor, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
X-Men Apocalypse will again feature Jennifer Lawrence as the shape-shifter Mystique, James McAvoy as Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Magneto.

Are you excited for X-Men Apocalypse?

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Empress Schuck is Three Months Pregnant

April 12, 2015
The cat is out of the bag for Kapuso actress Empress Schuck. On Saturday, Empress opened up to Startalk’s Jennelyn Mercado and admitted that admitted that she is indeed pregnant! She’s three months along in fact.

Aside from confirming the bun in the oven, Empress also revealed the identity of her baby’s father who is Vino Guingona, a model and is the grandson of former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr. According to Empress, she and Vino have been in a relationship for one year.
The actress further said that the pregnancy did not sink in immediately but when it did she cried and was at a loss on how she would tell her family. Her mother’s reaction when they finally told them was exactly what she expected but in the end they accepted the situation. She said her boyfriend Vino is very supportive of the her pregnancy; however, they have not talked about marriage and are focusing on the baby in the meantime.

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Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction

March 28, 2015
From now on, One Direction will be a four-piece boy band with the departure of member Zayn Malik from the group. On Wednesday, Malik announced that he was leaving the world-famous boy band. Malik’s decision to quit came just one week after he left their world tour because of stress.

During his announcement, Malik confessed that his decision was a bit crazy but he never felt more in control of his life than that moment. HE admitted that he wasn’t happy doing what he’s been doing for some time and that he just stuck it out for the happiness of other people.

Malik denied that he quit because there was trouble between him and the rest of the guys. He knows that he’s letting millions of fans down but it’s something he has to do. He said, “I can’t do that anymore because it’s not real to me.”

However, he won’t be leaving the music industry for good. He’s working on some solo material.

On the other hand, the rest of One Direction namely Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson expressed their sadness over Malik’s departure but assured fans that there will still be more to come from the group.

Indeed lots of fans were devastated by the news that some 220 of them called up the employment law experts requesting for compassionate leave. Yes and that’s because Malik left 1D.

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Close Look at Julia Barretto's Debut Gown

March 12, 2015
Aside from Julia Barretto’s star-studded 18th birthday celebration, many are also talking about the gorgeous gown that she was wearing. Julia’s gown is indeed worth talking about! Julia is a beautiful girl but let’s admit it, her gown made her shine even more.
Julia’s gown was designed by Filipino designer Michael Cinco, who is based in Dubai. In his Instagram account, Cinco describes the outfit as a garnet couture gown. It features lace with intricate embroidery as well as shimmering beads. Though it’s not been confirmed, some say that the gown is worth around 1.5 million pesos.

Scroll down for more photos of Julia’s garnet couture gown!


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Royalè, 3 Other Face Tax Evasion Charges

March 12, 2015
Business owners who are dodging their tax obligations beware because the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will find you out. After investigations were done, BIR has filed tax evasion charges business executives of four companies namely Royalé Business Club International, Vivetech Corporation, Rusette Printing Press and Trading, and Dainan International. According to the BIR, taxes not paid by these companies totals to more than P466 million.

BIR Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares said that these companies attempted to evade or defeat tax on purpose. They did not give the correct and accurate information on the annual income tax returns and value added tax returns for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Royalè Business Club International, which has the highest undeclared income, is known for marketing consumer products including food supplements, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products and beverages. Royalè executives who were charged with tax evasion are president Julius Allan Nolasco, vice president for finance Isa Angela Bautista, assistant treasurers Jeanette Maghirang, and Imelda Pedron and assistant accounting manager Marjorie Molina.

Based on BIR’s investigation, Royalè received income payments of P141.60M from the Bank of Philippine Islands, P468.55M from Metrobank and P171.07M from Banco de Oro. However, the company’s ITR gross sales only reflect P39.14M in 2011, P106.69M in 2012 and P196.68M in 2013. Based on BIR’s computation Royale’s income in those three years amounts to more than P780M but the company’s declared gross sales is only P343M so, there’s an under-declaration of around P437M.

Vivetech Corporation is headed by president Edwin Lumague; Rusette Printing Press and Trading is headed by Teresita Alcantara; and Dainan International is headed by Nelson Tia.

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Julia Barretto Celebrates Grand Debut

March 10, 2015
Julia Barretto celebrated her coming of age with a grand merriment on Tuesday, March 10, at the Makati Shangri-la.

For her super special event, the teen star wore a beautiful scarlet gown with a sweetheart neckline and voluminous skirt by Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco. It also featured intricate embroidery and beadwork. She accentuated her outfit with a delicate but eye-catching pair of diamond and ruby necklace and earrings.
It was indeed a very happy occasion for the teen star as the occasion was attended by some of the brightest in show business. The celebration also paved the way for Julia and mom Marjorie’s reunion with Claudine Barretto. Claudine has not been welcome due to her squabbles with older sisters Marjorie and Gretchen.

Julia’s Dad Dennis Padilla was also present at the event. He was her first dance as well. There were rumors of a rift between father and daughter arising from Julia’s plan to change her surname from Baldivia (Dennis’ real surname) to Barretto. But it was Julia who finally reached out to her father. She surprised him by handing him an invitation to her debut celebration. During an interview Julia also revealed that she doesn’t intend to change her surname anymore.

But of course, the event won’t be that festive without her fellow celebrities. Those who attended the event include Matteo Guidicelli, Rayver Cruz, Enchong Dee, Khalil Ramos, Robi Domingo, Sam Concepcion, Dominic Roque, Leon Barrett, Mark Barretto, John Barretto, Cholo BArretto, Jason Soong, Miguel Barretto, John Lapus, Enrique Gil and Inigo Pascual as her 18 roses.

Julia had 19 candles instead of just 18. Her reason for that was someone might not be able to make it. Her 19 candles were Dani Barretto, Cris Navarro, Marissa Kalaw, Pokwang, RB Chanco, Lala Flores, Denise Heredia, Coy Barretto, Ella Pangilinan, Liz Uy, Claudia Barretto, Patita Tumpalan, Erich Gonzales, Alora Sasam, Natalia Ortega, Nicole Barretto, Janella Salvador, Liza Soberano and Maja Salvador.

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Apple Watch: The Essentials

March 09, 2015
As planned, Apple announced a number of devices at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater on Monday. One of the devices unveiled is the wearable Apple Watch, which is indeed feature-filled! However, it needs to be connected to the iPhone 5 or later models in order to work. And according to Apple folks, Apple Watch will be available starting April 24.

Are you curious about what the Apple Watch has to offer? Read on!

Three Models and Price

Apple Watch Sport costs $349 - $399 made with pure aluminum.

Apple Watch costs $549 - $1049 made of stainless steel.

Apple Watch Edition costs $10,000 - $17,000 and will come in 18-Karat Gold Rose and Yellow Gold.

All these will be sold in either 1.4-inch or 1.7-inch versions.
FEATURES

Fitness

Helps keep track of your exercise routine, calories consumed, etc and shows a weekly summary of said activities. There’s also a built-in heart sensor to track your heartbeat during exercise.

Third-Party Applications

It supports WeChat, Uber, an app from W hotel and many others.

Siri

Asking for directions is made easier as well since Siri is supported by the device.

Notifications

Apple watch will display any text message received on the iPhone and the owner can respond by typing a short reply or an emoji. The owner can also make use of the screen’s capability to be drawn upon for his reply. Receiving calls can be also be done from the Watch since it has built-in speaker and microphone.

Battery

According to Tim Cook, Apple Watch’s battery can last up to 18 hours.



Megastar Sharon Cuneta Back With Kapamilya Network

March 09, 2015
Great news Mega fans! Sharon Cuneta is finally back to the Kapamilya Network after three years of absence. Remember, she moved to TV5 in 2011.

On Monday the Megastar had a contract signing with ABS-CBN. The event was attended by ABS-CBN President and CEO Charo Santos-Concio, head Cory Vidanes and many other executives.

Sharon was quite emotional during the contract signing and she expressed how overwhelmingly happy she was to be back with ABS-CBN. Although she did not regret moving to TV5 three years ago, she felt like a “fish out of water” and that she “didn’t really belong anywhere but here.”
Three years is a long time and being with the other network brought her humbling experiences. It was perhaps these experiences that made her say how appreciative she was of the welcome that she received from the ABS-CBN bosses and fellow celebrities.

Fans can watch out for her in the new Kapamilya show “Your Face Sounds Familiar.” Sharon will work side by side with Jed Madela and Gary Valenciano as jury of the said show. The show will air on March 14. Other projects are still in the works.

Meanwhile, Sharon also surprised everyone during the contract signing by her slimmer form, which is a very good thing.

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