Sunday, January 29, 2012

Maan Panganiban Died Due To Cancer

Maan Panganiban- a TV5 Network News Correspondent for Sports and Former UP Fighting Maroon, UAAP courtside reporter and radio DJ- has passed away after her bout with cancer.

She was a UAAP courtside reporter during Season 72 and 73 for ABS-CBN Sports. Maan Panganiban's boyfriend is basketball player Bobby Ray Parks Jr. of the NU Bulldogs, son of 7-time PBA Best Import Bobby Parks.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Concepcion Sisters: KC Concepcion, Gabrielle Concepcion and Cloie Syquia Skarne

The only upside sa pagiging chickboy ni Gabby Concepcion ay nagkalat siya ng kagandahan sa mundo!

The year of the Dragon marks the showbiz year of the Concepcions. KC Concepcion bares her bum on the cover of Rogue magazine. Yo Piolo won't can't tap that ass, ey?

Gabrielle "Garrie" Concepcion, Gabby's daughter with Grace Ibuna (the woman on the "death bed" of the recently deceased Rep. Iggy Arroyo) Garrie is jump starting her career as a singer.

Cloie Syquia-Skarne, Gabby's daughter with former fashion editor for US Vogue, Jenny Syquia. Cloie had a contract signing with Viva Entertainment this January to launch her showbiz career which she will now take on the Concepcion surname (much like a showbiz franchise). Cloie looks very much like KC Concepcion except she kinda has Ramona Revilla's jawline. Its a slight difference, mala Kim and Khloe Kardashian ba?

The youngest of the brood is the cutest- Samantha Alexis Concepcion- Gabby Concepcion's daughter with his stateside love Genevieve Yatco Gonzalez.

Hey Gabby, now that you're just a shade of your former philandering self, do good by your daughters. Hopefully, their reunion is not centered on daddy issues, its funny enough they're all hanging out without you :p

Marissa Lapid Arrested: Lito Lapid's Wife Detained for Dollar Smuggling

Senator Lito Lapid's wife and Mark Lapid's Mom, Marissa Tadeo Lapid was arrested in Las Vegas, doin' a "Euro General Scandal" herself, in connection with her November bruhaha of failing to declare $50,000 at the international airport.

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Marissa was arrested, released on bail and now sports an ankle bracelet monitoring device ala Lindsay Lohan. Well, ankle bracelets are trendy, ey? She now remains in Las Vegas pending the resolution of the case. So who's cash stash is she smuggling? Lito Lapid's? Mark Lapid's? or Lapid's Chicharon- either way she broke the law.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Iggy Arroyo is Dead: Jose Pidal dies in London

Negros Occidental Representative Ignacio "Iggy" Arroyo is dead. He is known literally as his brother's keeper, taking the heat of his brother Mike Arroyo for a number of corruption scandals in the Philippine govenment.

Iggy Arroyo: It ain't heavy Mike's my Brother

Iggy Arroyo is the owner of the infamous multimillion-peso "Jose Pidal" accounts (in behalf of his brother Mike Arroyo). The bulk of the money stashed away in the UnionBank of the Philippines and the BPI Family Bank. He again covered up for his brother for the "Helicopter" scandal where he claimed he leased 5 helicopters from Lionair Inc. selling 2 of these clunky babies for $700,000 to the Philippine National Police.

Iggy Arroyo with Al Gore

Iggy Arroyo was born in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, an alum of the University of San Francisco in California with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After seeking many months of treatment in London for a liver disease, he went into a coma this January 25 after suffering from cardiac arrest.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Atty. Karen Jimeno: The Courtroom Hottie on the Corona Defense Team

The latest courtroom telenovela to grip our country is smitten by the hottie on the Corona Defense Team- Atty. Karen Jimeno.

Though she's playing ball for the other side, the public has shown a lot of positive interest on the well-spoken brainy beauty. I mean after sitting through Senator Enrile's courtroom grumbles on TV all day long, seeing a smart stunner like Atty. Karen Jimeno is quite a breather.

Ang hair ng lolabels- flawless against the lawless! Atty. Karen Jimeno~ IKAW NA!

According to GMA news, Karen Jimeno is a 2005 UP Law graduate who went on to Harvard Law School for her Master of Laws. Fresh from her US stint, she is now working for the law firm Quisumbing, Torres, Evangelista and is the current spokesperson of the Renato Corona defense team.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Vidalito Bong Infante : LRT Cubao Pianist

"Do not be shy, especially when you have a gift worth sharing... try to share passion whenever you can." -Vidalito Infante :)

Vidalito 'Bong' Infante was the 63-year-old grandpa who played the piano at the LRT 2 Cubao Station on January 12, 2012 to a throng of 300 commuters.

Astig is Lolo! If you want to see Mang Bong play the piano, he has gigs at Rockwell Mall, Makati every Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Bourne Legacy Shooting: Traffic Re-routing Scheme for January 15, 2012

Bourne Legacy Filming
January 15, 2012
Temporary Road Close : 5:00 pm - 12:00 mn
(Leveriza Street from Ilang-Ilang to Quirino)
ITC : 12:00 mn - 5:00 am along Quirino

  1. Along Taft Avenue - Manila to Roxas Boulevard via President Quirino

    Right turn to San Andres, left turn at M. Adriatico, right turn to President Quirino - Roxas Boulevard to destination

  2. Along President Quirino - Roxas Boulevard to Taft Avenue - South Super Highway

    Right turn at M. Adriatico, left at Vito Cruz, left at Taft Avenue to destination

  3. All Provincial Buses from Cavite - Roxas Boulevard

    Right turn at Vito Cruz, left turn at Taft Avenue to destination or vice versa

Thursday, January 12, 2012

First Public Photo of Sharon Cuneta's Adopted Son Miguel

Sharon Cuneta debuts her adopted son Miguel Cuneta-Pangilinan on social media. Ate Shawie has been very guarded about showing her baby in public and for 2012, she has posted a very cute picture of Miguel.

Migs, as Sharon lovingly refers to the 2 year old tyke happens to be very cute and adorable in the photo! He's very lucky to have a Mega Mama and a lovely Ate like KC!

Bourne Legacy Shooting: Traffic Re-routing Scheme for January 14, 2012

Bourne Legacy Filming
January 14, 2012
Temporary Road Closure :
5:00 pm - 12:00 mn (Leveriza Street)
12:00 mn - 6:00 am (Quirino to Leveriza)

  1. Along Taft Avenue - Manila to Roxas Boulevard via San Andres - Roxas Boulevard

    Right turn at Remedios, left turn at Maria Orosa, Right turn at San Andres, to destination

  2. Along San Andres - Roxas Boulevard to Taft Avenue

    Take President Quirino, Taft Avenue to destination

  3. Along President Quirino - South Super Highway to Roxas Boulevard via San Andres

    Right at Leon Guinto, left at Remedios, left at Maria Orosa, Right at San Andres to destination

  4. All Provincial Buses from Cavite to Manila shall use the usual routes

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bourne Legacy Shoot in Manila Philippines

The Bourne Legacy shooting is currently ongoing now in Taft Avenue, Malate and San Andres area. They have closed these areas now for the Bourne Legacy filming.

Rachel Weisz has been spotted on the Manila set.

Bourne Legacy Shoot :Jeremy Renner Boracay Sightings

The Bourne Legacy fever is heating up and guess who showed up catching some sun in Boracay? None other than Jeremy Renner aka Aaron Cross.

Here are some photos of Jeremy Renner sightings in Boracay. Pinoys are always on the look out for this hottie!

Bourne Legacy Shooting: Traffic Re-routing Scheme for January 11 to 13, 2012

Due to the Bourne Legacy Shooting, there will be a Traffic Re-routing Scheme (January 11-15, 2012) issued by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. Please be advised of the alternatives city routes, avoid these areas at all cost. But if you plan to stalk Jeremy Renner in the Philippines, then you know where to find him.

Bourne Legacy Filming January 11 - 13, 2012
Temporary Road Closure : 5:00 am - 6:00 pm (Leveriza Street)
ITC : 7:00 am - 5:00 pm (Quirino Avenue and San Andres)
Note : ITC - Intermittent Traffic Control

Click Manila map to enlarge


  • Along President Quirino Avenue from Roxas Boulevard to Taft Avenue
  • All traffic must turn right at M. Adriatico, left at Bagong Lipunan, Right at President Quirino to destination
  • Along President Quirino Avenue from Taft Avenue to Roxas Boulevard
  • Take San Andres, right turn at L. M. Guerero, left turn at Remedios, Left turn at Maria Orosa, right at San Andres, left at M. Adriatico, Right at President Quirino to destination
  • For buses along Roxas Boulevard - Coastal Road to Manila
  • Right turn at Vito Cruz, left at Taft Avenue to destination
  • For buses from Taft Avenue - Manila to Roxas Boulevard - Coastal Road
  • Right at Vito Cruz, left at Roxas Boulevard to destination

Vic Sotto Pauleen Luna: Love at First Sight

Pauleen Luna first graced Philippine TV screens in Eat Bulaga in 1995. She was a contestant on Little Miss Philippines, a child beauty pageant segment.

After the intros, talent portion there came the fave question-and-answer portion, hosted by none other than Vic Sotto.

Here Vic regularly asks the little girls "Ilang taon ka na?" (How old are you?) I think that's rather apt to ask on his part.

Fast forward to 2012, you got that little girl (now 23) hooking up with the show's host (still virile at 57) and they make a bizarre pair.

Call it destiny, call it fate or even call it love at first sight- but there's no stopping serial co-host dater Vic Sotto from getting what he wants and this blossoming relationship is shoved at our faces everyday at lunchtime with the added awkwardness of his longtime Ex Pia (now pregnant by a Mr. Mago) sharing screen time with Vic Sotto's new paramour.

Things heated up as of late when Vic Sotto's son, Oyo Boy Sotto tweeted:
“Ang dami talagang mukhang pera... ang daming lumalandi! Nakakalungkot (hindi sa akin) Haay nako....”

BTW Oyo Boy is a new baby daddy to a Pauleen Luna lookalike Kristine Hermosa.

Pauleen Luna's camp took offense and also issued a statement.
"There is no better time for our thoughts, as parents, on the Vic-Pauleen issue, be heard but now, for we wish our daughter nothing more but a peaceful and fulfilled 2012. We're proud to have brought up Pauleen as a God-fearing child, and have full trust and confidence, whatever decision she makes. We have raised her and her brother as well-provided individuals encouraged to live their lives to the fullest. Since her start in this industry, she has but one goal—that is to enjoy what she loves the most—acting and hosting. What she earns from this profession comes secondary to her passion. That is why it pains her and us as well to hear that she is using someone else for financial gains. Just so everything si clear, Pauleen is not the breadwinner of the family."

So the noontime saga goes on, one can't help but wonder how badly magically this will all end up. My money's in the future, betting on another Little Miss Philippines alum, Vic Sotto-Jillian Ward in 2023.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Noemi Lagman: Missing Student of Asia Pacific College Magallanes has been FOUND!

UPDATE: As of this time, Noemi Lagman is back home with her family. Details as to her disappearance and the circumstances surrounding it have been withheld by her family as advised by the Police. What's important is that Noemi's safe and alive!

The disappearance of Noemi Lagman is baffling and a total nightmare for any parent. I'd rather hope that this was a possible case of a teen runaway, rather than assume the worst might have happened to her. But if we get the word out that her dad is doing all he can to look for her, maybe someone might recognize her.

Please help find Noemi Lagman. She is 21 years old, stands 4'10 with a mid-heavy build, a morena teen. She is a student at the Asia Pacific College in Magallanes. She left her house at the Multinational Village, Paranaque yesterday (January 6) around 9am-10am to enroll at her school, she left carrying a substantial amount of money around P33,000 ($600-$700). She was last seen at the entrance of Multinational Village near Duty Free, Paranaque. Her usual route going to school is from Multinational Village (Paranaque) to Heritage Hotel EDSA (Pasay) and to Asia Pacific College, Magallanes (Makati). Her classmates informed her parents that she never reached the school. Her mobile phone couldn't be reached either.

Her Dad even has a message for Noemi:

Noy, wherever you are take care of yourself.
We love you very much. Hope to see you soon.

If you have any info on Noemi, please notify her dad:
Noel Lagman (Father) 0921-500-1468
#53 Timothy Street Phase 3
Multinational Village
Paranaque City

Contact: +632 820 1112
Mobile: Noel - 0922 895 9836
Allan - 0917 887 9292

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Rachel Weisz in Manila: First Photo of Actress at NAIA by Rappler

Photo by the Rappler

The Rappler got it first. Our first glimpse of Bourne Legacy star Rachel Weisz at the NAIA, Manila Philippines.

According to the Rappler, a new Philippine News site, Weisz arrived in Manila last Sunday January 8, via Cathay Pacific flight CX 903 at 6:30 pm for the January film shoot of the Bourne Legacy. Here we can see the lovely Miss Rachel playing paparazzi herself using her own cell phone. Hope she has more fun in the Philippines!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

What is the Population of the Philippines?

The Philippine population is at 95.8 million people.

For 2012, the projected population is 97.6 million.

For 2014, the population of the Philippines would be at 101.2 million

The population of Earth has clocked in at 7 billion on October 31, 2011
. That's 7 billion people and counting! Would you like to contribute to that world population figure?

This population data is from the Commission on Population (PopCom) of the National Statistics Coordinating Board released by executive director Tomas Osias.

Oy siksikan na, sige pa, sige pa, sige pah!

Friday, January 6, 2012

It's More Fun in the Philippines!

More funny jabs at the It's More Fun in the Philippines! Tourism campaign. Rip off or not of an old Switzerland Tourism Campaign, the It's More Fun in the Philippines Meme is a lot of fun :)

A repost from Facebook:
Since we have already the #itsmorefuninthephilippines, maybe we can also have some of these Philippines domestic tourism slogans:
- Boracay, You Sexy Beach!

- Haller, Baler!
- Bohol: Go To Hill!
- Be Cool, Bicol!
- Thank you, Camiguin!
- Maliit Navotas, Lumalaki!
- We Fly High In Capiz!
- Go Gaga In Naga!
- Kaibigan, Punta Na Sa Vigan!
- Virac, You Rock!
- Kamuning Get Me!
- Better Leyte Than Never!
- Whee! Tawi-Tawi!
- Walang Aayaw Sa Apayao!
- Maraming Gig Sa Taguig!
- Bongga Ka Day, Sa Norzagaray!
- I wanna dance with Zambales, I wanna feel the heat with Zambales!

Since "It's More Fun in the Philippines!" Let's just make fun of it! Frak the Swiss!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bourne Legacy Casting Call

Things are heating up for the Bourne Legacy shoot in Manila as Filipinos are getting the 'Bourne' fever over the Bourne Legacy Casting Calls that have been making rounds.

Lucky girl Mia Bontol confirms a Jeremy Renner sighting at the Manila Peninsula Hotel

Bourne Legacy Philippine producer Lope ‘Jun’ Juban Jr. has now denied that they are looking for 1000 extras to be part of the film. He has declared that the Bourne Legacy Casting Call is a hoax.

The original poster of the 1000s Extras casting calls for Bourne Legacy

The number is quite exaggerated, but obviously if you're filming on location in Manila, you're going to need locals as extras. Can you imagine Jeremy Renner running along Pasay with NOT a Pinoy in sight?

Posted on Facebook and Casting Calls Manila

According to the Philippine Producer Lope Juban, "If the film would ever need many extras, they will tap those already on location because those persons would be familiar with the immediate environment and will act naturally."

Okay in that case, Pinoys in their casual sandos and puruntongs will be showing up at the following Bourne Legacy Manila shooting dates:
  • Portions of San Andres St. from January 11 to 15
  • J. Bocobo corner Remedios streets, January 18 and 19
  • Leveriza Street, from Balingkit to San Andres, January 15
  • San Andres corner Quirino and Taft Avenue, January 14
  • Riverside Road, Real and Sta. Lucia Streets in Intramuros, January 25 and February 17 and 18
  • Jones Bridge, February 5
  • Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, February 8 to 15.
The filming locations were outline in a Mayor's permit letter submitted to Secretary to the Mayor Rafaelito Garayblas

More tidbits on the Bourne Legacy shoot, there's going to be some bike scenes and rumors of closing down the MRT to shoot some chase scenes on the MRT stations. Rachel Weisz also has scene where she will be riding a jeepney as it spins around in Pasay Taft.

So far, all this Bourne fever is just AWESOME!

How to Get to the Department of Foreign Affairs ASEANA?

DFA Aseana is at the DFA Consular Office-

ASEANA Business Park,
Bradco Avenue corner Macapagal Boulevard,
Paranaque City, Philippines
(this is near Mall of Asia)

Click on map to enlarge

So how do you get to the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs ASEANA Office of Consular Affairs? For specific jeep and bus routes to the DFA watch this video. Yes, there are jeeps from Baclaran going to the DFA and vice-versa.

Landmark: There's a McDonalds in front of DFA ASEANA and an S&R Price shopping center at the back.

There are 4 gates. Gate 2 is for passport applicants with online registered appointments.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Where to Take Pole Dancing Lessons in the Philippines?

Wanna learn Pole Dancing? Yes, Pole dancing! Forget the stripper stigma or its erotic roots- Pole dancing is all about beauty, flexibility and personal fitness.

Pole Academy Philippines is the first and premier pole dance school in Manila, Philippines. Sign up for pole dancing lessons with Ed Aniel Pole Dancing Instructor at the following venues:

Arts in the City (ATC)
26th St cor 7th Avenue
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Tues 7:30-9pm Jazz le Pole (Mixed)
Thurs 7:30-9pm Jazz le Pole (Mixed)
Sat 4:30-6pm Jazz le Pole (Beginner)

FTX Fitness Exchange
Unit 202 Three Salcedo Place
Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City
Please call (02) 8223311 for rates

Tue 5-6pm Striptease (Beginner)
Wed 5:30-7pm Jazz le Pole (Beginner)
Sat 12:30-1:30 pm Striptease (Beginner)
Sat 2-3:30pm Jazz le Pole (Beginner)

Pole Dancing is a great way to stay limber, improve on your core strength and develop your upper body.

Pole Dancing Lesson Fees:

One time registration fee = P700
2x/week (8 session) = P3200
Per session = P600

For inquiries call - +(63) 916.4396352
Landline numbers: 3992211 /3463684
Visit their facebook page