Thursday, February 26, 2015

Gretchen Barretto and Dominique Cojuangco: 'All Kinds of Love by Bench' Guadalupe Billboard

Today, they finally removed the controversial All Kinds of Love Bench Billboards featuring LGBT couples. New celeb duos are now featured on the Guadalupe Billboards.

Halfway done ~ Mother and daughter: Gretchen Barretto and Dominique Cojuangco

Mother and daughter beauties: Gloria Diaz and Isabel Daza

Celeb couple Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres-Gomez

Buko Lyrics by Jireh Lim

Buko Lyrics

Naalala ko pa
Nung nililigawan pa lamang kita
Dadalaw tuwing gabi
Masilayan lamang ang 'yong mga ngiti
At Ika'y sasabihan
Bukas ng alas siyete sa dating tagpuan

Buo ang araw ko
Marinig ko lang ang mga himig mo
Hindi ko man alam kung nasan ka
Wala man tayong komunikasyon
Mag hihintay sa'yo buong magdamag
Dahil ikaw ang buhay ko

Kung inaakala mo
Ang pag-ibig ko'y magbabago
Itaga mo sa bato
Dumaan man ang maraming pasko
Kahit na di mo na abot ang sahig
Kahit na di mo na 'ko marinig
Ikaw pa rin ang buhay ko

Naalala ko pa
Nung pinapangarap pa lamang kita
Hahatid, susunduin
Kahit mga bituin aking susungkitin

Kung inaakala mo
Ang pag-ibig ko'y magbabago
Itaga mo sa bato
Dumaan man ang maraming pasko
Kahit na di mo na abot ang sahig
Kahit na di mo na 'ko marinig
Ikaw pa rin ang buhay ko

Araw-araw kitang liligawan
Haharanahin ka lagi
Kitang liligawan
Haharanahin ka lagi

Kung inaakala mo
Ang pag-ibig ko'y magbabago
Itaga mo sa bato
Pumuti man ang mga buhok ko

Kung inaakala mo
Ang pag-ibig ko'y magbabago
Itaga mo sa bato
Dumaan man ang maraming pasko
Kung inaakala mo
Ang pag-ibig ko'y magbabago
Itaga mo sa bato

Dumaan man ang maraming pasko
Kahit na kumulubot ang balat
Kahit na hirap ka nang dumilat
Kahit na di mo na abot ang sahig
Kahit na di mo na ako marinig
Ikaw parin(ikaw pa rin)
Ang buhay ko.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sherwin Villapando Alcantara: Carjacking and Murder Suspect

The family of the driver and vehicle owner Leonard Bacani is seeking justice. Please help find this man who rented his vehicle before Leonard's body was found in Tagaytay last saturday. Photo and video taken as they were finalizing the vehicle rental.

The suspect contacted the victim online seeking his car rental services. When they got to Laguna, the suspect tried to flee with the vehicle and the victim put up a fight. More on the specifics of the incident at the TV news report below:

Please remember his face and/or repost this so more people will be informed. According to the news, Alcantara is from Laguna. Please contact the Mendez PNP Hotline (046 8613050) directly if you have any leads, especially supporting photos or videos.

Ketchup Modus on EDSA Bus: Commuters Beware

As kids, we've been schooled by our elders about all the possible commute theft modus that could be thrown at us, unsuspecting commuters.

There's the spit theft modus - where the thief would spit a really huge gross loagie on you, enough icky phlegm on your hair and skin to get you screaming in panic like you were lit on fire. Then before you know it, your wallet's gone, and so is your phone. Same goes for the bubblegum theft modus and now back in vogue again, the Ketchup theft modus.

There's the Ice Pick modus, where they target women on EDSA buses, where the suspect pokes an ice pick from a bag, near the woman's hip and once fear immobilizes the victim, the suspect then starts copping a feel, harassing the victim before robbing her blind.

But making the viral rounds now, a Ketchup modus incident. I applaud the person who posted this, she definitely had the presence of mind not to panic and get herself to safety ASAP.

"I thought I would be safer sa public transport compared to when we were carjacked. Reality check tho nowhere is safe. You take care extra care too my friend!"

To all my commuter friends, I urge you to please be careful and more vigilant. Especially those riding the bus.

Today while I was on the way home riding a bus going to Ayala a guy sat beside me, he looked like a decent man nothing sketchy or anything. He tapped me and informed me that I had something on my clothes. When I checked I indeed had ketchup on my dress and tote bag. Having read a familiar modus like this in facebook I just ignored him and did not bother to wipe it off to avoid opening my bag. He even asked me if I had any tissue or handkerchief in which I replied "wala eh. San kaya galing to ketchup pa. Kuya bat may stain ka sa pantalon and sa kamay mo?" After that he did not reply and looked nervous and on edge. Luckily after I said that, my bus stop was near so I went to the front of the bus. When I got off the bus I did an item check and luckily nothing was taken from me.

Guys please if something happens like this just let it be. Don't open your bag because this is a modus of snatchers using either ketchup or spit to get you off guard & then steal your valuables. Better clean it off once you get to a secure and less crowded area rather than have your things stolen.

Ah, such is the commuting life in Manila :(

Monday, February 16, 2015

Special Action Force - SAF Movie by ER Ejercito

Seryoso sila? Too much and too soon...

Jeorge ER Estregan is coming out with a new film about the Mamasapano tragedy.

Bilang pagpupugay natin sa 44 bayani ng Elite PNP-SAF officers na nagbuwis ng buhay sa Mamasapano clash, isasapelikula ng inyong lingkod ang makulay na buhay at kabayanihan ng ating mga magigiting na sundalo upang mabigyan ng tamang pagkilala at pagpupugay ang ‪#‎Fallen44‬

Friday, February 13, 2015

John Marie Lizares: The Bag Owner at the Bacolod Silay Airport Accident

It's payback time for the grandma who got tripped by that airport bag at the Bacolod-Silay Airport.

As the identity of the bag owner is finally tracked down, the granny who suffered injuries because of the incident, should hit the guy back where it hurts - his wallet!

Turns out the insensitive airline passenger is John Marie Lizares, is a local Bacolod hotelier and beachfront property President of the Palmas del Mar Resort?

Oh really? Is this on record? If so, for someone who's in the tourism and hospitality industry, it wouldn't have cost him a cent at all if he apologized in the first place or helped the old woman get up.

Both parties according to news reports have lawyered up, with Lizares' lawyers aiming for an out of court settlement.

According to GMA News, Lizares, who owned the bag Hofileña tripped over last year, had reportedly offered P120,000 as financial assistance last week but Hofileña's family rejected it.
However, the lawyer of the Hofileña family, said the amount could not make up for Mrs. Hofileña's medical expenses.

Bench Billboard: All Kinds of Love in Guadalupe Makati

The new set of Bench Billboards along the riverside of Pioneer and Guadalupe Makati are causing a stir once again.

LGBT couple: Preview creative director Vince Uy and boyfriend Nino Gaddi
The Bench campaign 'All Kinds of Love' features a gay couple holding hands. The hawak-kamay shocker was censored and painted on, not by vandals, but to appease the local ad board council, citing the campaign was not within the norms of 'traditional Filipino family values.'

LGBT couple: Ana Paredes, Makeup artist with her girlfriend, interior designer Carla Peña
The other billboard ads featured a lesbian couple, a local celebrity with her expat boyfriend and yeah, grandma!

For the record, this is not a granny with a young boyfriend, this is legendary actress Gloria Romero with her grandson Chris Gutierrez. More like grandma love :)

Change Transaction Password of your UnionBank EON Account

Every few months or so (120 days max), your UnionBank EON Account will prompt you to change your Transaction Password to keep using their online banking services.

Please take note that your Transaction Password is not your ATM PIN or EON Account password. This is something else. If you keep putting your ATM PIN there it will only result in INVALID TXN PASSWORD request. You also need to remember all the past transaction passwords you used, as you cannot keep using the old ones.

So I hope you do have a record of your previous Transaction Password from 120 days ago.

If you don't remember, then call the Unionbank hotlines to reset your transaction password:

84-186* or (02)841-8600

Domestic Toll Free

Universal Toll Free


But remember to have your EON card with you as they will ask you for the 12 digit code of your EON account, email address (you signed up with the bank account). You will need to wait 2-3 days before you receive the email on resetting your password.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

February 14 Wattpad Event: Viva Psicom's Love at First Write

"LOVE AT FIRST WRITE" A book signing event that will connect the hearts of authors and readers as one. FEBRUARY 14, 2015, SM Megamall Megatrade Conference Hall Function Rooms A and B. Registration starts at 10:00 AM. Save the date: FEBRUARY 14, 2015, ARAW NG MGA LIBRO! Kitakits sa "LOVE AT FIRST WRITE" na gaganapin sa Function Rooms A and B, Megatrade Conference Center, SM Megamall! 10AM ang simula ng registration and book selling. Marami kayong Psicom and Viva-Psicom Authors na makikilala at makikita ng personal!

FIRST 200 REGISTRANTS WILL RECEIVE A LOOT BAG FROM TM! Hindi lang 'yon dahil may surprise guests pa na darating para HARANAHIN ka. Kaya pumunta na sa Saturday sa SM Megamall Megatrade Conference Hall Function Rooms A and B at sama-sama tayong kiligin at ma-in mga libro. Dahil sa libro lang may forever. heart emoticon Registration starts at 10:00 AM. Kita-kits!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Marcelino Umalin Jr. - Driver of Toyota Vios Survives EDSA Bus Crash

Marcelino Umalin Jr. was the driver of Toyota Vios involved in the EDSA accident yesterday. The newly-bought Vios (just bought the previous day from the car show room) was flattened like a pancake by a speeding EDSA Dela Rosa Transit bus.

Friends of Marcelino Umalin Jr. sent photos of the driver to Top Gear and online sites to let people know that their friend was recuperating at St. Luke's Medical Center.

From Queen Bey, Marcelino really deserves to be called a survivor. Get well soon!

Cristine Reyes Pregnant: Uploads Baby Ultrasound on Instagram

Cristine Reyes just shared her baby's sonogram:

"Profile view of my daughter inside my tummy. I just can't wait anymore my little angel."

Cristine just turned 25 and looks forward to motherhood.

Her baby's father, MMA fighter is excited as well in becoming a dad.

Read more about Cristine Reyes pregnancy here

Thursday, February 5, 2015

$6 Million Marwan Reward Money to go to MILF, not to slain SAF families

Now that the FBI has confirmed that Malaysian bombmaker and Jemaah Islamiya leader Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan was indeed killed in the Mamasapano Maguindanao encounter through DNA tests. The question now is - who's getting the $6 Million reward from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation?

Techinically, it will go to the two informants which got the PNP-SAF to go there in the first place. And the two tipsters just happened to be members of the MILF.

Also police and military personnel are not allowed to receive bounty money.

Where is the money really going? Is it really a good idea to just hand it over to the MILF?

The FBI confirmed  that the DNA sample it received from Philippine authorities came from Marwan.
The PNP-SAF commandos shot Marwan dead and then cut off a finger for DNA analysis and identification, a preliminary report of the PNP's Board of Inquiry said.

In any case, the money cannot go to government troops and intelligent agents, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Thursday.

"I understand that cash rewards go directly to tipsters who provided the accurate information leading to the success of the mission like the arrest of a terrorist," AFP Public Affairs Office chief Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc told GMA News Online in a text message. When asked if government troops or intelligence agents are allowed to receive bounties, he just said: "Nope, not allowed."

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston’s Daughter is ‘Brain-Dead’

Kalungkot naman... how sad. Hope she is with her mother Whitney Houston.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston’s daughter is reportedly brain-dead after she was found face down in her bathtub a week ago.

“It’s now a matter of when the family wants to let go and accept that she’s pretty much not going to make it,” a source close to the family has divulged. Doctors have also expressed that there is little they can do. “They’ve left it up to the family as to how long they want to keep her alive.”

Kris Aquino and Judy Ann Santos Nagkabati Na Sa Instagram

So bati na si Kris Aquino and Judy Ann Santos, balik na sila sa pag follow sa isa't-isa.

I just came from 1 of my favorite Churches on my way to A&A. I said sorry to God for my sin of pride. I can be impulsive and overly emotional. But I also believe I am never spiteful & always respectful. Above all, I know how to take responsibility for my actions... Before leaving for work, I felt my guardian angel telling me to text @officialjuday. Naglakas loob ako & prayed for the best. Thank You God for answering my prayer. #mutualrespect 

This is what Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino posted on her Instagram mending the online rift between her and Juddy Ann Santos.

I just expressed my thoughts on the situation... I respect and fully understand your actions... Hindi naman talaga madali ang pinagdadaanan mo. - Juday Santos-Agoncillo

So ano naman kaya ang suot na statement T-shirt ni Kris Aquino bukas?

The Suites Fort Bonifacio Global City Collapses Two Workers Dead, 12 Injured

Two construction workers died and 11 others were injured after a floor of The Suites Condominium which is under construction at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig collapsed under the weight of freshly poured cement. The incident happened at about 8:10 a.m Wednesday morning.

Taguig Police chief Senior Superintendent Arthur Felix Asis said the injured workers suffered abrasions and fractures on their hands. They were rushed to the nearby St. Luke's Global hospital for emergency treatment.

The fatalities were identified as Renato dela Cruz and Ruben Raqraquiam. Both were pinned down by concrete slabs.

The injured workers were identified as Sandy Vargas, Jaymar Carberta, Regan Labmutin, Larry Magguray, Wendil Behim, Aldrin Gahuman, Roberto Lorca, Darwin Avara, Bernard Tugade, Jonathan Agoso, Delinger Abara.

Search and rescue operations at the construction were terminated at around 1:45 p.m.

The Suites condominium building is located at the corner of 5th Avenue and 28th Street.

According to the Manila Bulletin, the Bureau of Fire Protection of Taguig City said workers of the said project are now all accounted for. Representatives of the Department of Labor and Employment and the building inspectors of the Taguig City government will conduct separate investigations to determine the liability of the contractors.

FBDC has released a statement on the matter:

“We are one in grief and prayers with the families of the fatalities. We will make sure that their families receive the necessary assistance. As to the injured, every help for them to fully recover will be extended. At the same time, we are fully cooperating with authorities who are investigating the accident.”

Kris Aquino T-Shirt: Statement ba sa SAF Issue at kay Judy Ann Santos?

Kris Aquino's statement shirts on the Aquino & Abunda Tonight Show are making the viral rounds.

The statement tee's are Kris Aquino’s way of reacting to critics of her brother, President Benigno Aquino III, in connection with the death of the 44 commandos in an operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

I’ve learned more from pain than I could’ve ever learned from pleasure.

Sino pinariringan ni Kris Aquino sa kanyang statement shirt? Ang ex-husband ba na si James Yap? or ang current jowa?

How beautiful it is to be enraged when everyone begs you to be silent.

- Oy, Juday isdatyu?


Last week, Judy Ann Santos posted on her official Instagram account a screengrab of  US President Barack Obama canceling a trip to honor troops killed in Afghanistan in 2011.

The actress captioned the screengrab with “Just saying … Obama knows his priorities…”

The post obviously irked the Presidential sister causing her to 'Unfollow' her fellow Kapamilya actress.

Pero kung T-shirt lang ang usapan, mas PANALO ang 'Couples T-shirt' ni James Yap at girlfriend Michaela. Happy Valentine's Day na lang kay Kris Aquino.

DNA Results by FBI : Marwan Killed in SAF Encounter

The fallen 44 highly trained SAF members have truly accomplished their mission, but at the cost of their lives. How tragic.
Breaking news report from Interaksyon News:

On Wednesday afternoon, according to highly reliable News5 sources, the FBI sent a simple message to Philippine authorities: "DNA matched," a signal that the process of verifying whether the sample obtained had indeed belonged to the Malaysian terrorist had been completed.
Supervising Special Agent Joshua Campbell, that the bureau was conducting laboratory tests on tissue samples from "an unknown person" who was presumably Marwan, as part of US assistance to allies working against terrorism.

What Pinoys are saying about the turn of events of the Mamasapano carnage on Twitter and FB:

So Zulkifli bin Hir known as the terrorist Marwan is now dead. Marwan and bombmaker Abdul Basit Usman were the targets of a 300-man PNP-SAF mission deployed in Tukanalipao village. He is Southeast Asia's most wanted terrorist for his role in the 2002 Bali bombing.

EDSA Bus Car Accident: Toyota Vios Vs. Dela Rosa Transit Bus

Report via DZMM: Wasak ang isang bagong kotse matapos madaganan ng pampasaherong bus sa EDSA-Muñoz northbound sa Quezon City. Ayon sa nakasaksing si Wilfredo Ramos, pa-kanan sa kanto ang gray Toyota Vios nang biglang pumreno ang Cher bus sa harapan. Bumangga ang kotse sa naturang bus. Pero dahil na rin sa mabilis umanong takbo ng Dela Rosa Transit ay bumangga at sumampa naman ito sa likuran ng Toyota Vios.

Halos isang oras na naipit ang driver ng kotse bago nahugot. (Wow buhay siya! Miracle talaga ito considering the state of the wreck )

Sa kabila ng matinding pagkayupi ng kotse, kaunting sugat lamang ang nakitang tinamo ng driver at may malay ito nang ilabas at isakay sa ambulansya. Dumating ang ilang kaanak nito kaya nakilala ang biktima na si Marcelino Umali Jr.

Kinilala naman ang bus driver na si Edgardo Lilis. Giit nito, nawalan siya ng kontrol dahil nawalan ng preno ang sasakyan kaya naaksidente. Nilinaw naman nitong hindi siya tumakas kundi nagpasyang dumiretso na lang sa Traffic Sector 6. Natakot din anya siyang kuyugin ng mga tao sa lugar. Hawak na rin ng mga awtoridad ang kundoktor. Nagdulot ng matinding pagsisikip sa trapik ang insidente.

More bus incident photos at TopGear Philippines -click on the article: Car pinned by bus on EDSA is most horrific thing you'll see this week

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Banana Cue Vendor Speaks in English, Dishes Out Life Advice

A banana cue vendor in Pampanga, Philippines is reining in customers with his English banter. The street talk is quite funny and the banana man is impressive!

A viral video shows the banana man sharing some words of wisdom and joking around with office workers who would buy the sugary afternoon snack from him. When offered a tip, the banana vendor politely declined. Instead he advised the guy to save his money for lean days.  Obviously, the banana man takes pride in his work.


If you're wondering what Banana Cue in the Philippines tastes like? Its a tasty and sweet afternoon snack of deep-fried skewered plantains. Have a go at it and make some in your kitchen.

  How to Make Banana Cue - A Filipino Snack