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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