Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bukas Ba ang Meralco ng Holy Week? Is Meralco Open on Holy Week?

Hope you paid your electricity bill on time. So is Meralco open this Holy Week?

All Meralco business payment centers are OPEN until 5pm on April 1. Starting April 2 to April 4, meralco payment centers are closed.

Just paid my Meralco bill today at Meralco Makati in Kamagong street near the Makati Fire Station.
They are open until 5pm. The line is long, but bearable. And yes, they cut off your power even if you lapse one single payment. Namumutol sila kahit wala pa isang buwan full circle, basta missed payment, may disconnection notice agad. 15 days lang ang palugit or less.

Ina Raymundo Maitim Kili-Kili: Dark Underarms Fuel Instagram War

Nothing like a Holy Week shocker, Ina Raymundo is being plagued by bashers on Instagram for a fitting room shot of her in a swimsuit where her left armpit is exposed.

In fairness, kaiingit ang thigh gap ni Mommy Ina Raymundo

Maitim ba ang kili-kili ni Ina Raymundo? Not really. This remains to be seen up close. It could just be a case of bad lighting. Mga pinoy nga naman, mapanglait  :(

Some people on social media defended the actress from this kind of public body shaming.

Taken with a mobile camera, one can say that the actress supposed dark under arms are not really that dark with libag or discolored by hormones. Ina Raymundo has normal sweat pits people. I'm sure they smell great!

So what has Ina Raymundo have to say about her bashers?

"Sige nga patingin ng mga kili-kili niyo. Hiyang-hiya naman ako."

Great comeback, Ina! That's putting 'em in their place!

Security Bank Holy Week Schedule

Bukas ba ang Security Bank branches sa Holy Week?

This Holy Week 2015, Security Bank branches will be closed starting April 2 and normal operations will resume on April 6, Monday. During these days, Security Bank Online and all Security Bank ATMs are available for your banking needs.

PNB Bank Open on Holy Week

Bukas ba ang PNB sa Holy Week? Oo! Mga martyr ang mga empleyado ng bangko :)
Pero hindi lahat ng branch bukas, pili lang. Refer to the official graphic from PNB below.

PNB is open this Holy Week! Selected PNB branches are open on April 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Bank of the Philippine Islands Holy Week Schedule: Bukas ba ang BPI?

Bukas ba ang BPI Branches on Holy Week?

In observance of the HOLY WEEK, the Bank of the Philippine Islands branches and kiosks will be closed from April 2 to 5, 2015. Please plan your transactions accordingly.

BDO Branches Bank Schedule Holy Week April 2 to 5, 2015

Bukas ba ang BDO Bank ngayong Holy Week?

In observance of the Holy Week in the Philippines- April 2 to 5, 2015. Please be advised that all BDO branches will be open to service the banking needs of the clients and the general public until Wednesday only (April 1). However, there are five branches that will still be open on April 4 and 5. Regular banking operations will resume on Monday, April 6.

There are NO BDO bank branches open on April 2 and 3, 2015 (Maundy Thursday
and Good Friday)

On April 4 and 5, 2015 (Black Saturday and Easter Sunday) only the following branches are open for bank clients with accounts in these specific branches. If you do not have accounts opened in these branches, you cannot make any transactions.

However, BDO’s ATMs and electronic channels are open to handle transactions and other banking services.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ryzza Mae Dizon Honored with School Medal: Aling Maliit a Proud Achiever

Childstar and TV host Ryzza Mae Dizon posted the medals she earned at her school's recognition day. Aling Maliit as people fondly call her which roughly translates as 'Little Miss Grown-Up' is a fourth grader. Ryzza Mae has also shown that even at a young age she can balance the demands of school and TV work.

Ryzza Mae Dizon is proud of her achievements at the Eton International School, she got the Multiple Intelligence Award which attributes to her excellent verbal lingustics skill. Ryzza Mae host of the daily "The Ryzza Mae Show" is looking forward to 5th grade this coming school year.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Rico Yan's Death: A Yearly Nightmare for Claudine Barretto

Pasanin pa rin sa puso ni Claudine Barretto ang kamatayan ni Rico Yan. Though ang press release noon na ang kinamatay ng teen idol na si Rico Yan ay ang bangungot, si Rico naman ngayon ay siya pa ring annual bangungot ni Claudine.

Claudine Barretto is shedding the pounds through HIIT workouts which also helps her cope with her emotional problems. Rico Yan's death anniversary is every March 29, the death anniversary has prompted this Instagram post from Claudine.

Rico Yan died during a Good Friday. Rumor goes Rico overdosed on some meds, he was on his Holy Week vacation with Dominique Ochoa while Claudine Barretto was out dating Raymart Santiago at some beach. But in the end the known cause of Rico Yan's death was attributed to a case of bangungot or deathly nightmares.

Pumapayat na si Ateh

Claudine looking good already. Nothing like the memory of a dead ex to haunt you forever even during fitness training.

Philippine International and Domestic Airports: Emergency Hotline Numbers

Need to call the airport? Here are the hotline numbers of international and domestic airports in the Philippines.

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA)
Text hotline: 0917-8396242 (TEXNAIA)
Terminals 1, 2, and 4: 877-1109 local 2444
Terminal 3: 877-7888 local 8046

Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC)
Trunkline: (045) 499-1468

Clark International Airport
Corporate Office Building
Civil Aviation Complex
Clark Freeport Zone
Pampanga, Philippines 2023
Telephone Numbers
(+63) 45 599 - 2888 to 92
(+63) 45 599 - 2895 to 97
(+63) 45 499 - 4467 to 68

Email Addresses

Davao - Francisco Bangoy International Airport 
Davao Airport, Philippines, Sasa, Davao City 8000, Philippines
Tel: (Area Manager) +63 (0)82 234-2915
Tel: (Administration) +63 (0)82 234-0418
Tel: (Airport Manager) +63 (0)82 234-3615
Fax: +63 (0)82 235-007

Bacolod-Silay Airport
Airport Road, Silay City, 6116, Philippines
+63 34 435 2448

Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIAA)

Operations: (032) 340-2486 local 1560

Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB)

(02) 542-5234

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP)
Operations: (02) 879-9112, 879-9110

Road Safety Emergency Hotline Numbers Philippines: NLEX, SLEX, SCTEX, MMDA

On the road this Holy Week? Here are government emergency hotline numbers for people on the road. Keep the hotline numbers handy:

Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Central hotline
Public Assistance Center: 7890

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)
Hotline: 136
Trunkline: (02) 882-4150-77
loc. 337 (rescue)
255 (Metrobase)
319 (Road Safety)
374 (Public Safety)
320 (Road Emergency)
(02) 882-0925 (Flood Control)

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)

Hotline: 165-02
Trunkline: (02) 304-3000
Road repair/maintenance: (02) 304-3713, (02) 304-3904

Philippine Red Cross
Hotline: 143, (02) 527-0000, (02) 527-8385 to 95
Disaster Management Office: 134 (Staff), 132 (Manager), 133 (Radio Room)
Telefax: 527-0864

North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) hotlines
(02) 3-500
(02) 580-8900

Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) hotlines

Traffic Control: 0920-96-SCTEX (72839)
Trunkline: (02) 362-2246 / (02) 362-9997

Skyway System hotline
Hotline: (02) 824-2282
Landline: (02) 776-7777
Globe: (0917) 539-8762
Smart: (0999) 886-0893
Sun: (0932) 854-6980

South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) hotline

Hotline: (02) 824-2282, (02) 7763909
Laguna: (049) 508-7539, 502-8956
Manila: (02) 584-4389
Customer Assistance:

Landline: (02) 888-8787
Globe-text only: (0915) 625-6231
Smart-text only: (0939) 500-6910
Sun-text only: (0923) 597-6105

Daniel Padilla nominated for the Asian Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Award but gets an Early Win as the 'Nickelodeon Global Slime Star'

Daniel Padilla won the Nickelodeon Global Slime Star competition for the viral hashtag #SlimeDanielKCA. He got the most tweet votes, so he gets slime by Nick and his slime video is making the rounds on Twitter.

Daniel Padilla is now a Nickelodeon Global Slime Star. This is what he truly feels for Kathryn Bernardo. Nanlalagkit!
He has dedicated his Nickelodeon Global Slime Star win to love team darling Kathryn Bernardo. Perhaps being paired with Kathryn is liked getting slimed with icky sweetness.
Staying famous is a lot hard work for Daniel Padilla - prepping for the slime slush

Daniel Padilla is still in the running for an Asian Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Award. He is up against
JKT48 representing Indonesia, Jinnyboy from Malaysia, and the equally charming Tosh Zhang of Singapore. All these Asian pop stars are gunning for The Favorite Asian Act category.

The Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Award is now on its 26th year. Final results of Nick votes will be presented on Saturday by singer Nick Jonas on March 28 in the Forum in Inglewood, California.

Iza Calzado in new movie with Mark Dacascos, Cynthia Rothrock, Tia Carrere and Casper Van Dien

Iza Calzado is in a new movie directed by Mark Dacascos and features kick-ass action stars Cynthia Rothrock, Tia Carrere and Casper Van Dien

Mark Dacascos star of Crying Freeman and Brotherhood of the Wolf. He is also the host of Iron Chef America plus notable TV appearances in Hawaii Five-O and Dancing with the Stars. Mark Dacascos is in town along with other action movie stars - Cynthia Rothrock, Tia Carrere, Casper Van Dien - to film the Russian produced action flick Showdown in Manila. They added local talents in their roster such as Kapamilya actress Iza Calzado and indie siren Althea Vega.

Casper Van Dien looks awesome for his age here, he was the heroic lead in the alien bug slasher movie Starship Troopers. After Hollywood, he eventually married into royalty with Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia. He has gone back into movies filming doing action movies.

The Showdown in Manila cast in Quiapo, the heart of downtown Manila for its first week of shooting.

Lotsa guns and mayhem, Showdown in Manila looks exciting!

Mark Dacascos new film Showdown in Manila.

Bea Alonzo Buntis: Pregnancy Rumors Hound Kapamilya Star

'Bea Alonzo is pregnant?' News have been going around that the actress Bea Alonzo is pregnant after a series of sightings that she is showing a pregnancy bump.  Also her non showbiz sightings, less than usual appearances on TV have fueled speculation even more.

  Well, no need to hide Bea, congratulations if ever you are having a baby with Zanjoe Marudo.

Here are recent snaps of the actress. Let's just say she's keeping it safe, no bump visible here.

If ever she has a big bloated belly bump, it's probably just gas. Bea has gas or kabag like the rest of us.

Bea Alonzo last TV appearance was her last soap “Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon” which ended October 2014. The last buzz about Bea was her time at hospital due to a sailing accident. Either the star is pregnant, not getting any interesting projects or simply taking time off.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tricycle Driver's Son Graduates as a Doctor: Marven Louie Badon Ragay, MD

A tricycle driver's son graduates from med school.  Dumaguete born Marven Louie Badon Ragay fulfills his dream through his dad's sheer hard work to put him through the Siliman University Medical school. He is now a doctor.
Dr. Marven Ragay is very proud of his dad. Snapshot of the duo right beside the tricycle.
Marven shares this message to his dad: Dad, thank you for your support. Your daily earnings from driving the trike helped me finish my education.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

P10 Rollback of Taxi Flag Down Rate in Manila Philippines

So how's your P10 fare cut on taxi flag-down rate experience so far?

According to LTFRB, the taxi meters won't be recalibrated. Taxi drivers will have to manually deduct P10 from the total fare. The P40 would still appear on the taxi meter but the passengers would have to pay P10 less in their actual fare.

Yes, we have nicely asked the taxi driver for the P10 deduction. I tried that and nayayamot si Mamng taxi driver. Can't blame the guy. The whole process is screwy. Okay ask for the P10 less and you get a grumpy driver.

So what steps are the LTFRB taking to enforce the P10 fare deduction?

They have the P10 Less stickers to remind the cab driver and passenger.

You can report the Cabbie. Please report taxi drivers who refuse to acknowledge the P10-rollback to the LTFRB via 426-2515 or 09214487777.

And why can't they just get the meters recalibrated?
According to the LTFRB - the rollback is only provisional.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Julia Barretto Graduation at St. Paul's College in Pasig City

Julia with her mom Marjorie Barretto
Julia Barretto just graduated from high school.

After her glam 18th debut birthday bash comes another milestone in Julia Barretto's life.

Julia Barretto's sisters

Julia Barretto holding her diploma with her proud dad Dennis Padilla beside her

 Congratulations Julia Barretto!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Toni Gonzaga Says Sorry for Binibining Pilipinas Hosting Snafu

After pointing the blame to organizers who gave her 'specific instructions' on how to host the event. TV host Toni Gonzaga has officially apologized for her Binibining Pilipinas hosting style which Pinoys on Twitter were quick to point out as offensive and inappropriate for such a glam event
Toni Gonzaga's statement regarding Bb. Pilipinas:

“First of all I want to say thank you very much to the committee of Binibining Pilipinas for the opportunity to host such a wonderful event kasi first time kong ma-experience ‘yung ganong kasayang crowd, ka-wildna audience and it was definitely a memorable experience to me. To those who were not pleased, siyempre po do’n po muna sa hindi natuwa and hindi naibigan ang napanood nila nong Sunday, I am humbly asking for an apology kung I have offended or I have hurt anyone of you but it was never my intention because prior to the show I was instructed po to make the show fun, light and ease the tension especially in the Q and A portion. So it was never my intention, again, it was instructed for me to host that way, to make it lively and fun of course in the spirit of the celebration of Binibining Pilipinas coronation night and ‘yun po siguro ‘yung stand ko don. I don’t want to miss this opportunity to thank everyone, ‘yung mga friends ko po from the press, my friends in the industry who have been defending me and nagsasalita ng good and kind words sa akin, maraming, maraming salamat po. I really and truly appreciate that from the bottom of my heart. And also I would like to thank the Binibining Pilipinas committee for commending the job I did last Sunday, maganda po ‘yung mga sinasabi nila sa akin. Actually even the special events they texted me with very nice and encouraging words and I am very thankful for that. In the spirit of beauty pageants, let’s end the issue in world peace.” - Toni Gonzaga

Toni Gonzaga's apology came a day after beauty queen Nina Ricci Alagao's apology.

Nina Alagao was one of the celebs who took to Twitter and called out Toni Gonzaga on how inappropriate the TV host was.

Graduation in the Philippines

Next to kasal, binyag, libing - graduation rites in the Philippines are one of the important family milestones that every parent looks forward to. And yes, after all that hardwork from both the student and the parent, a fun family celebration should cap it off!

So who are this year's graduates in the Philippines?

Jinggoy's jailbreak: The senator is given a chance to attend his son's graduation, Julian Emilio Estrada is an OB Montessori graduate.

Raffy Pratts graduates

More celeb dads and uncles in the OB Montessori graduation ceremony. John Pratts and Vhong Navarro are proud relatives in the crowd.

Frederick Navarro: Vhong Navarro's son graduates from OB Montessori

One step closer to a brighter future, a Boy Scout earns top honors in the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio. Congrats Leonard Joshua Pena! You look dashing in your uniform!

Nothing more heartwarming than these Cebuano students making their own toga for graduation, definitely handmade with love for all their batchmates.

And a balut vendor's son makes the Pisay scholar roster for this year. Good job Robert John Pecayo!