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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cutest It's Showtime 'Dark Dreamer' Revealed on June 30

Cutest It's Showtime 'Dark Dreamer' Revealed on June 30

ABS-CBN's noontime show It's Showtime  had revealed on June 30 the identity of the cutest 'Dark Dreamer' that ever graced the show.

It's Showtime's latest 'Dark Dreamer' is Christopher Graham or Chris Graham, a 21-year-old Filipino-Canadian musician/entrepreneur Atenista from Cebu. Chris sang Crazy Little Thing Called Love together with another singing heartthrob, Markki Stroem.
Vice Ganda expressed his admiration for the young musician and the comedian host even took a peek inside the Dark Dreamer's booth just to have a glimpse of what Chris looked like. He shared earlier that he did not feel a spark when he first saw Chris but after the 'Dark dreamer' performed, Vice had a change of heart and said that Chris is very handsome on TV, more so in person.





Chris Graham is the most handsome (total package) 'Dark Dreamer' ever revealed to date but to tell you girls, he's already married to Baihana member Anna Achacoso-Graham. However, if you want to book him for events and concerts, you may contact him at cellphone number 0928-757-0779. You can also catch him at 70's Bistro in Anonas, Quezon City this July 2, 9 PM with Baihana (Sarah G Live! back-up singers).
Watch Christopher Graham's revelation as It's Showtime 'Dark Dreamer', June 30:



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3 PH universities among world’s best English-teaching schools

3 PH universities among world’s best English-teaching schools

MANILA, Philippines – Three Philippine Universities are among the top 50 universities in the world when it comes to teaching English according to a new survey by the London-based research and ratings firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

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In a statement sent to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, QS said the country’s “specialist strength” in the English language was affirmed in results of its latest World University Rankings by Subject, an index that rates universities across 29 disciplines.

Ateneo de Manila University posted the highest rating of all Philippine schools, ranking 24th in English language and literature. University of the Philippines ranked 32 while De La Salle University ranked 44th.
World-renowned universities in the United Kingdom and the United States took the top five spots (in this order): Cambridge, Harvard, Oxford, Yale and University of California Berkeley.

“The specialist strengths of Philippine universities in English language and literature are clearly shown in these rankings. The country should be proud of their achievements,” Ben Sowter, QS research chief, said in the statement sent to the Inquirer.

The Philippines rated in only one other discipline, with UP placing within the 101-150 bracket in Geography.
QS ranked schools on 29 subjects “based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and citations per paper,” QS said.

Amid strong showing in English, Philippine universities have been slipping in world rankings in the past few years.

source & image credit: Philippine Daily Inquirer

Blackberry 10 delayed until 2013

Blackberry 10 delayed until 2013

Already facing bleak sales and earnings, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion may risk another beating as it announced its BlackBerry 10 operating system may be delayed until 2013.
 
RIM admitted during a “disastrous” quarterly earnings report that work on BlackBerry 10 had taken longer than expected, according to a report on tech site TechRadar.com.
 
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“RIM’s development teams are relentlessly focused on ensuring the quality and reliability of the platform and I will not compromise the product by delivering it before it is ready. I am confident that the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones will provide a ground-breaking next generation smartphone user experience,” it quoted CEO Thorsten Heins as saying.
 
“The reception of the BlackBerry 10 platform by our key carrier partners has been very positive and they are looking forward to going to market with BlackBerry 10 smartphones in the first quarter of calendar 2013,” he added.
 
But TechRadar.com said the announcement could be a staggering blow that will send RIM’s ever-dwindling share price further into the doldrums.
 
It noted the next-generation OS has been regarded as the only thing which can save RIM from the smartphone abyss - RIM already announced a restructuring effort will now see a total cull of 5,000 jobs.
 
“The big question now is can the company survive in its current form until the first BB10 handsets reach the hands of its remaining loyal users? That lifeboat in the middle of the shark-infested ocean now seems a lot further away,” TechRadar.com said.

source: GMA News

Kangana makes her first public appearance with her UK-based boyfriend!

Kangana makes her first public appearance with her UK-based boyfriend!

Kangna Ranaut finally took courage and stepped out with her UK-based boyfriend Nicholas Lafferty. The two had attended a special screening of Kangs friend Sonu Sood’s upcoming release.

At the screening, the actress was seen introducing her doctor beau to producers Sanjay Gupta, Vinod Bachchan and others.

God Bless the couple!

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Star Magic 20th Anniversary Music Video

Star Magic 20th Anniversary Music Video

ABS-CBN Star Magic has just released a music video in celebration of their 20th anniversary. The music video features Star Magic talents in various shoot outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage.


The music video song titled Ikaw Ang Magic ng Buhay Ko is composed and sung by Yeng Constantino and arranged by Marvin Querido. The video is edited by Lorenz Roi Morales.
Watch the Star Magic 20th Anniversary music video below:




In the Star Magic 20th anniversary music video are Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Gerald Anderson, Enchong Dee, Xian Lim, Khalil Ramos, Enrique Gil, Daniel Padilla, Jason Abalos, Jessy Mendiola, Maricar Reyes, Erich Gonzales, Megan Young, Joem Bascon, Yeng Constantino, Zaijian Jaranilla, Matt Evans, Jake Cuenca, Coleen Garcia, Joseph Marco, JM De Guzman, Charee Pineda, Devon Seron, David Chua, Robi Domingo, Ketchup Eusebio, Nyoy Volante, Martin Del Rosario, Matteo Guidicelli, Melissa Ricks, Alex Castro, Bugoy Cariño, Andi Eigenmann, Jovit Baldivino, Rap Fernandez, Gretchen Fullido, Kaye Abad, Diether Ocampo, The Lamars, Bangs Garcia, Emmanuelle Vera, Krissy and Ericka, Andrei Felix, Kristine Hermosa, Oyo Sotto, Rafael Rosell, Sam Concepcion, Ejay Falcon, Jon Avila, Rayver Cruz, Jason Francisco, Melai Cantiveros, Ryan Bang, Patrick Sugui, Ivan Dorschner, Renz Fernandez, Carlos Agassi, Pokwang, Empress Schuck, Shaina Magdayao, Sam Milby, Zanjoe Marudo, Xyriel Manabat, Erik Santos, Jed Madela, Coco Martin, John Lloyd Cruz, Piolo Pascual, Nikki Gil, Julia Montes, Angelica Panganiban, Bea Alonzo, Piolo’s son, Iñigo Pascual and Star Magic’s chairman emeritus Johnny Manahan.

Also celebrate Star Magic's 20th anniversary with the YES! Magazine July 2012 issue with Piolo Pascual, Coco Martin, Bea Alonzo, Angelica Panganiban, John Lloyd Cruz, Shaina Magdayao, Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Maja Salvador, Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee on the special gatefold cover.


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PBB Teens 4: Alec Dungo Evicted

PBB Teens 4: Alec Dungo Evicted

Alec Dungo is the latest evictee of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Teen Edition Season 4, it was announced at the 9th eviction night of the reality show on Friday, June 29, 2012.
The 17-year-old housemate from Sta. Cruz, Laguna garnered the lowest percentage of votes (5.35%) resulting to his eviction from the PBB house.

Welcome back to the outside world Alec!

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Mega July 2012 releases 2 covers - ABS-CBN talents on one, GMA-7 stars on the other

Mega July 2012 releases 2 covers - ABS-CBN talents on one, GMA-7 stars on the other

Mega magazine releases two covers for its July 2012 issue, and the publication seem to be making the most of the network war by having ABS-CBN talents on one cover and GMA-7 talents on the other.


The question is, what cover will sell more?

Kathryn Bernardo, Jessy Mendiola and Xian Lim are on the ABS-CBN cover, while Kris Bernal, Alden Richards, Bela Padilla and Sarah Lahbati are on the GMA-7 version.


Which one are you getting off the shelves?

I hope the magazine gives a report on what cover sells more.

Mega magazine is available in leading magazine stands for only Php 175.

source & images credit:  http://theultimatefan.blogspot.com

Talentadong Pinoy Grand Finalist New Born Divas Auditions for X Factor Philippines

Talentadong Pinoy Grand Finalist New Born Divas Auditions for X Factor Philippines

Spot the ‘x factor’ among Pinoy hopefuls right at your very homes as the top-rating and Twitter trending musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines,” continues this weekend

All set to impress celebrity judge-mentors Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Charice, and Pilita Corrales this Saturday (June 30) are all girl group 5th Avids, and solo singers Ashley Campbell, Gabriel Anciano, Jelianne, Joebert Jumaoas, John Montera, Noel Cosca, and Princess Lucky while former Talentadong Pinoy grand finalists Alyssa Quijano and Katrina Velarde (New Born Divas), JC Erasga, Jerriane Templo, Jet Barrun, Marlo Mortel, Osang, duo D Crus Sisters and boy groups El Canta and Pilyo will show off this Sunday (July 1). 


Who will make it to the next round? Who will surprise the judge-mentors this time? Don’t miss the country’s biggest and grandest musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines,” with KC Concepcion as host, every Saturday, after “MMK,” and every Sunday, after “Sarah G Live” on ABS-CBN. 

Follow the show’s official Twitter account at @thexfactorphil and tweet your thoughts and reactions using the hashtag #thexfactorphil.
 
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Davao's Sara Duterte finally apologizes to sheriff

Davao's Sara Duterte finally apologizes to sheriff

Davao City mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio finally apologized to Regional Trial Court branch 16 sheriff Abe Andres whom she punched in July last year.


It can be recalled that the lady mayor had hit Andres who refused to grant her request to delay for 2 hours the demolition of squatters’ shanties at Barangay Soliman in Agdao district.

She extended her apology to Andres for the first time on Thursday, June 28.
“Gusto lang nako ipa-abot kay Abe Andres ug sa iyang pamilya bisag wala sila didto, apektado sila sa nahitabo,” Duterte-Carpio said, according to reports.

Andres, reports said, was detailed to the Supreme Court in Manila a few weeks after the incident.

The mayor’s move received negative reactions from netizens, with some saying that she only said sorry because the local election is getting near.

Duterte-Carpio, apparently, will not seek re-election in 2013.


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Vice Ganda falls down the stairs in Showtime (June 29, 2012)

Vice Ganda falls down the stairs in Showtime (June 29, 2012)

It’s Showtime host Vice Ganda accidentally fell down the stairs during the show’s “Sine Mo ‘To” segment on Friday, June 29, 2012.


Vice was wearing a long costume for the segment’s episode of the week “Kimmy Dora the explorer and the Temple of Chenes” and was fetching a participant from the ‘madlang people’ in the gallery when the accident happened.
The comedian got help from the live studio audience and stood up. Vice didn’t look hurt or injured as he just laughed the embarassing moment off.

The whole scene was captured on video and was replayed in slow motion for a couple times.

Video will be embedded upon availability online.

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Shamcey Supsup is new DOT endorser

Shamcey Supsup is new DOT endorser

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Tourism (DOT) just got a new celebrity endorser to promote Philippine tourism.

DOT reported yesterday that Miss Universe third runner-up Shamcey Supsup would be appearing in a new television ad to encourage local and foreign travelers to visit the country’s different tourist destinations.

Supsup’s commercial is a partnership project between the DOT and Smart Communications Inc. in support of the “It’s more fun in the Philippines” campaign.

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“We welcome this arrangement, especially now that social media is considered to be a highly effective means of transmitting information,” Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. said.

According to Smart Wireless advisor chief Orlando Vea, the wireless service provider is happy to help the DOT promote the country as a fun destination through Web and mobile technologies, which he said, is driving the growth of travel and tourism worldwide.

Under the project, Smart will release a Live More travel app and website that will feature different provinces, tourist destinations and activities; and provide on-site support during local festivals and other domestic tourism-related activities.

Jimenez said the partnership with SMART is expected to complement the DOT’s new campaign, which banks on the country’s fundamental strength: the Filipino people.

“Through these initiatives, we hope to rally more Filipinos to explore the beauty of the Philippines, as well engage everyone in becoming tourism ambassadors who will ensure that foreign guests will always have a positive, memorable, and fun experience in the country,” Jimenez explained.

SMART has also produced a Limestone billboard and a web-based SMS broadcast service called Infoboard for the DOT.

The eight-year partnership is just one of the joint initiatives that DOT has been pursuing with the private sector to push its tourism programs.

source: ABS-CBN News

Call Me Maybe feat. UAAP Season 75 players (Video)

Call Me Maybe feat. UAAP Season 75 players (Video)

The 8 basketball teams of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) season 75 did a wacky cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe.


Team members from the Adamson Falcons, Ateneo Blue Eagles, FEU Tamaraws, La Salle Green Archers, UST Growling Tigers, UP Fighting Maroons, UE Red Warriors, and the upcoming season’s host NU Bulldogs participated in a funny but cute cover of the popular song.

It could have been more choreographed but we know how shy these young cagers could get especially in front of the camera.

Meanwhile, UAAP season 75 will kick off on July 14 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena with a traditional doubleheader – NU vs UE and UST vs FEU.

Watch the UAAP season 75 version of Call Me Maybe below.







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Lotis Key reveals Dolphy wanted to marry her

Lotis Key reveals Dolphy wanted to marry her

Minnesota-based writer, director and actress Lotis Key, Dolphy’s girlfriend in the 1970s, admitted that the Comedy King offered her marriage.


In her story, which was published by ABS-CBN News, Lotis revealed that she and Dolphy “could both die laughing” from their own jokes.

“Maybe that’s why he wanted us to marry,” she said.

Lotis said Dolphy bought wedding rings, but she did not accept his marriage proposal because she wanted him to talk to his children first, which the Comedy King “never did.”

“Every few months [he] would bring out those rings and lay them on my dressing table, my pillow, my plate, and just look at me and raise his eyebrows,” Lotis said.

The multi-talented actress said she would laugh and say, “What are we going to do? Run away and live on a desert island? These kids are a part of your life. You have to talk to them!”

At the end of her story, Lotis described Dolphy as ‘the sunshine of her life’.

“Somewhere in time we’ll always be connected, two giggling kids in blue jeans. In my old age now, I think of you and smile,” she wrote.

The King of Comedy is presently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Makati Medical Center.

Doctors from Makati Med in their latest medical bulletin said Dolphy has been cleared of pneumonia, but some infections remained.

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Globe releases 'Power of One to Move Millions: Concert' ad (Philippines)

Globe releases 'Power of One to Move Millions: Concert' ad (Philippines)

Globe Telecom on Friday, June 29, released the new television commercial (TVC) for its “Power of One to Move Millions” campaign.


“With a new rhythm, one can excite many and inspire many more. All it takes to move MILLIONS is ONE person. We choose to look beyond MILLIONS to see the ONE who moves MILLIONS--YOU. Empowering YOU, YOUR WAY,” the TV ad titled “Concert” said.

Image Credit: Globe Philippines
Here’s the video:






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Thursday, June 28, 2012

A glimpse of Aaradhya Bachchan!

A glimpse of Aaradhya Bachchan!





We finally got a glimpse of Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan’s daughter, Aaradhya. Don’t miss the video.









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Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez, Inlove?

Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez, Inlove?

GMA Primetime will never be complete without the most-talked about series “Makapiling Kang Muli.

The series gets more and more exciting as twists and turns take place in the lives of Martin, Graciela and Leilani.

Coming from a source, Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati’s relationship advances from being just co-workers to being close friends.
After being seen together at the premiere night of GMA Film’s Boy Pick-up, Richard and Sarah reportedly became even closer.

Affirming to their closeness are photos from Sarah’s instagram account (@sarahlahbati). She posted two photos: a close-up photo of her with Richard and a photo of them during Muay Thai session.

On the next episodes of Makapiling kang Muli, Martin’s (Richard Gutierrez) gesture of avoiding Graciela (Sarah Lahbati) becomes noticeable. He’s doing it because he doesn’t want to appear as a relationship-wrecker and he doesn’t want other people to have the wrong impression about Graciela.

Graciela gets affected by the deliberate indifference and tries to run away to sort out her feelings. Will there be a chance for Graciela to tell Martin that she loves him? What will happen if Louie finds out that there’s something brewing between Martin and Graciela?

Complete your weeknights by tuning in to your favorite GMA Teledrama Makapiling kang Muli after Luna Blanca on GMA.

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Sneak Peek on Charice Pempengco's Hollywood Movie

Sneak Peek on Charice Pempengco's Hollywood Movie

Charice Pempengco's feature film debut is a comedy movie entitled 'Here Comes The Boom'. Charice plays Malia Dela Cruz, a high school student. Kevin James plays Scott Voss, a biology teacher who tries to save the school's music program by raising money through moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler also join the cast in this hilarious flick. The movie is scheduled to be shown in the Philippines on Ocotber 17, 2012.










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Bagyong Dindo Latest Update - PAGASA (Philippines)

Bagyong Dindo Latest Update - PAGASA (Philippines)

In its latest weather update of PAGASA issued at 5:00 a.m., Thursday, 28 June 2012, Tropical Storm "DINDO" has maintained its strength as it continues to move towards Extreme Northern Luzon.


At 4:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm "DINDO" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 260 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (18.3°N, 124.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at 19 kph.

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Signal No. 2 (60-100 kph winds)
  • Cagayan
  • Calayan Group of Islands
  • Babuyan Group of Islands
  • Isabela
  • Batanes Group of Islands
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • Mt.Province
  • Abra
  • Ilocos Norte
PSWS # Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds)
  • La Union
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Aurora
  • Ifugao
  • Nueva Viscaya
  • Quirino
  • Benguet
Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 - 25 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

Tropical Storm "DINDO" is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains over Southern Luzon and Visayas, especially the western section, which may trigger landslides and flashfloods and possible occurrence of storm surge over the coastal areas under PSWS # 2.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon and Western Visayas due to the combined effect of the Tropical Storm and the Southwest Monsoon.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

How to vote for your favorite PBB teen housemate?

How to vote for your favorite PBB teen housemate?

Only six (seven actually because Joj and Jai are counted as one) housemates remain iunside the house 2 weeks before the Big Night of the Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 which is set on July 7 at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center.

On Monday, the expected nomination process did not occur, instead, all of the housemates are nominated this week. The show is giving its viewers a chance to vote only ONCE for the housemates they think deserves to be the big winner.

So who would you vote for to become the Big Winner? Is it Jojandjai, Karen, Myrtle, Ryan, Roy or Alec?
Text BB (name of housemate) send to 2331 for Globe, TM & Sun Cellular subscribers and 231 for Smart & TalkNText subscribers.

Only your 1st vote per day will be counted. Succeeding vote to other housemate will be disregarded.

So vote wisely.

Only your 1st vote per day will be counted. Succeeding vote to other housemate will be disregarded.

#votewisely

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Leighton Meester in Penshoppe’s new ad campaign

Leighton Meester in Penshoppe’s new ad campaign

Leighton Meester looks chic and comfy in Penshoppe clothing in this new ad campaign from the local fashion brand.


Leighton is Penshoppe’s newest international celebrity endorser. She went to the Philippines last month to walk for the brand’s runway at the Philippine Fashion Week.


By signing up an endorsement deal with Peshoppe, she joins fellow Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick, Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer, Hollywood star Zac Efron and The Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder in the Penshoppe All Stars campaign.

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2012 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) Finalists

2012 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) Finalists


The Official List of Finalists of Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) 2012 is now out.
TOSP is an Awards and Formation Program that seeks to galvanize the youth into nation building through exemplary academic performance, change-making social involvement, and inspiring leadership services to their school, local communities, and the country.

The Search for TOSP Finalists 2012 were trimmed down to 30 students from different colleges and universities around the country. Check them out:

2012 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) Finalists
  1. Kenneth Isaiah Abante, BS Management Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University
  2. Michael Angelo M. Abarcar, BS Accountancy, University of Southern Philippines Foundation
  3. Jufran C. Agustin, BS Education-English, Leyte Normal University
  4. Randell T. Aranza, AB Mass Communication and BS Business Administration, University of St. LaSalle
  5. Ramon Matthew Barsabe, BS Nursing, Cebu Doctors’ University
  6. Nesie Fe Binatero, BS Education-English, Bohol Wisdom College
  7. Angelita Bombarda, BS Psychology, De La Salle University Manila
  8. Ma. Clarissa Lavena Bombase, AB Political Science, University of Nueva Caceres
  9. Bobby Caceres, BS Marine Engineering, Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific
  10. Aliza Castro, BS Nursing, Benguet State University
  11. Jerome David, BS Industrial Management Engineering, De La Salle University Manila
  12. Lawrence Charlemagne David, BS Electronics Engineering, Bataan Peninsula State University
  13. John Michael Dellariarte, Doctor of Medicine, Ateneo de Zamboanga University
  14. Joshua Eleazar Domen, BS Information Technology, St. Paul University Dumaguete
  15. Daniel Philip Dy, BS BA Business Management Honors Program, Ateneo de Naga University
  16. Marville Cullen Espago, BS Marine Transportation, Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific
  17. Cesar Higoy Jr., BS Civil Engineering, St Louis University
  18. Benny Mart Hiwatig, BS Education-English, De La Salle Lipa
  19. Ma. Shiril Jalad-Armero, Doctor of Medicine, Southwestern University
  20. Ridwan Landasan, AB International Studies, Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan
  21. Jay-R Mendoza, BS Education-Mathematics, University of Rizal System
  22. Ruthell Moreno, BS Special Education, West Visayas State University
  23. Reynaldo Nalliw, BS Nursing, Ifugao State University – Main
  24. Maria Janua Polinar, AB Political Science, Central Mindanao State University
  25. Danilo Rogayan Jr., BS Education-Biological Science, Ramon Magsaysay Technological University – Zambales
  26. Kurt Gerrard See, BS Applied Economics, De La Salle University – Manila
  27. Mitz Serofia, BS Nursing, West Visayas State University
  28. Michiko Takemori, BS Biology, De La Salle Lipa
  29. Juan Carlo Tejano, BA Political Science, University of the Philippines – Diliman
  30. Mark Gil Tuazon, BS Information Systems, Mary the Queen College – Pampanga
All thirty National TOSP 2012 Finalists shall be invited to TOSP Search Head Office in Manila to participate in the National Week Activities, which will include panel interview to determine the TOSP 2012 awardees.

Congratulations to the 2012 TOSP Finalists!


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Salary Grade Philippines 2012 Table Released

Salary Grade Philippines 2012 Table Released

The table below shows the salary schedule for government employees to be fully implemented in 2012. With the exception of the president, each position pays a range of salaries from Step 1 being the entry-level amount to Step 8 as the highest amount a particular position can get.

On behalf of the 1.3 million civil servants and their families, we thank President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, House Speaker Prospero C. Nograles, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Edgardo J. Angara,House Appropriations Committee Chairman Junie E. Cua, and other Senators andCon gressmen for their resolute steps to enhance the compensation of public officials and employees under the third phase of the Salary Standardization Law.
We look forward to the Executive Order implementing the new salary levels for national government agencies starting July 2009, with funding of P18.4 billion provided for in the General Appropriations Act of 2009 for the first round of increases. Initial implementation in local government units shall take effect in January 2010.

Basic Monthly Salary Levels To Be Fully Implemented in 2012.


Salary Grade Gov't. Employee 2012


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Facebook Automatically Changed Everyone's Email Add

Facebook Automatically Changed Everyone's Email Add

Facebook just removed everyone's email address from their profile and replaced it with an @facebook.com email address without asking you. Here's how to easily fix the problem.

Facebook launched its own email service back in 2010, which was promptly forgotten by everyone. This morning, Forbes noticed that they removed everyone's email addresses from their profiles, replacing them with an @facebook.com email address instead (not Facebook's internal email address which they use for notifications and password resets, just the one listed on your profile). Luckily, it's easy to get your old email address back on your profile:

  •     Click "About" on your profile and scroll down to your email address. Click "Edit" to change them.
  •     Click on the circle next to your Facebook email address and change its setting to "Hidden From Timeline".
  •     Click on the circle next to your other email addresses and change their settings to "Shown On Timeline".
  •     Click the Save button at the bottom of the Edit popup (Don't forget this step).




That's all it takes. It's a really quick fix, but it was a big jerk move for Facebook to do this without asking permission, or even telling you that it happened. Spread this info around so people don't get stuck without any contact information, too, lest we lose the one aspect of Facebook that was still useful.

Sources & Images Credit: Life Hacker & Everything in Budget Blogspot

MTRCB Changes Rating of MMK Episode from X to SPG (Philippines)

MTRCB Changes Rating of MMK Episode from X to SPG (Philippines)

May 'go signal' na mula sa Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) ang pagpapalabas sa kontrobersyal na episode ng “Maalaala Mo Kaya" tungkol sa isang dalagitang hinalay ng kanyang amain sa tulong ng mismong nanay niya. Nakatakda na itong i-ere ngayong Sabado (Hunyo 30).

Mula sa unang rating na ‘X,’ nabigyan na ng MTRCB ng rating na 'SPG' na o 'strong parental guidance' ang mapangahas na ‘Cursed Beauty’ episode na pagbibidahan ng dating “Goin’ Bulilit” child star na si Jane Oineza. Ang ‘SPG’ rating ay ipinagkaloob sa naturang palabas matapos dumaan sa masusing proseso ng ahensya magmula nang i-postpone ang pag-ere nito noong Hunyo 2.






Kasama sina Angel Aquino, Carlos Morales, RS Francisco, Vangie Labalan, Ana Abad Santos, Archie Alemania, Gerald Madrid, Jacko Benin, Kyline Alcantara, Liz Alindogan, Jesette Prospero, Minco Fabregas, at Elaine Quemuel. Sa ilalim ng pagsasaliksik ni Mae Rose Balanay, panulat ni Benson Logronio, at sa direksyon ni Nuel Naval.


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Sarah Geronimo does Cosplay in ABS-CBN's 'Amped Fest'

Sarah Geronimo does Cosplay in ABS-CBN's 'Amped Fest'

Popstar Sarah Geronimo wowed over 1,000 online gamers from all over the Philippines as she recently graced the 2012 Toy Convention (ToyCon), where ABS-CBN Multimedia Inc. brought its much-awaited “3rd Amped Fest.” 

Cosplayers and gaming afficionados were mesmerized upon witnessing the silver-haired Popstar dressed up in a striking cosplay outfit specially designed for her. Sarah shared the centerstage with the “Amped Fest” Game Master Barbie Lee, International cosplayer champion Jia Gold Bustamante, and “Amped” ambassador Bolen Lareza. 

Kapamilya child wonder and lead star to upcoming primetime series “Lorenzo’s Time,” Zaijan Jaranilla also stunned the participants, particularly the kiddie gamers. But apart from the grand visit of two of the biggest Kapamilya stars, “Amped Fest” also gave away big prizes and big surprises for the ToyCon participants.

Amped awarded P5,000 cash prize and a Game Master contract to Amped Galaxy Cosplay award to cosplayer Jaycell Vasquez who donned as Melfi of ‘Cosmic Break.’ Gaming fans, meanwhile, were introduced to new to Amped’s newest exciting online games—the massive multiplayer third-person shooter game ‘Cosmic Break;’ action RPG (role playing game) ‘C21: Street Battle Chronicles;’ and the ‘Relic of Mystra’ and the version 4 patches of Amped’s flagship brands Shaiya and WarRock.
Don’t miss the newest online games from ABS-CBN Multimedia’s gaming brand, Amped.
 
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Google Tablet, the Nexus details leaked online

Google Tablet, the Nexus details leaked online

Several tech news sources have reported that Google, in its flagship I/O Conference announcement, is set to unveil the Nexus tablet.


Based on an alleged training document that reveals key details about the device, Gizmodo Australia reports that Google’s 7-inch tablet will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Reportedly manufactured by Asus, the tablet will be branded as Nexus 7. It has a 1280x800 IPS display, a 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, GeForce 12-core GPU, 1GB of RAM, and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Gizmodo Australia says the upcoming device will also offer NFC and Google Wallet (probably only in the US).

According to the leak, the battery can last up to 9 hours of operation.

The price tag? The report says the 8GB model will cost US$199 and the 16GB variant will cost US$249.

The tablet is expected to go on sale in Australia this July. No information yet as to when it will be available in other countries.







Image Credit: Coolbuster via Gizmodo Australia

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"The X Factor Philippines' Pilot Wins in TV Ratings, Trends on Twitter Worldwide

"The X Factor Philippines' Pilot Wins in TV Ratings, Trends on Twitter Worldwide

Most Filipinos joined celebrity judge-mentors Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Charice, and Pilita Corrales last Saturday (June 23) in spotting the ‘x factor’ among Pinoy singers in the pilot episode of the biggest musical event “The X Factor Philippines.” 

The show, hosted by KC Concepcion, hit a national TV rating of 25.1% beating its rival “Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho” with only 15.6%, based on Kantar Media’s data that covers urban and rural areas across the country. Kantar Media also reported that “The X Factor Philippines” won the ratings game last Sunday (June 24) scoring a national TV rating of 20.3% vs GMA’s “Pare & Pare” (10%) and TV5’s coverage of the 2012 Miss World-Philippines pageant (3.8%). 

When it comes to the online world, “The X Factor Philippines” was the talk of the town and was among the top trending topics in famous microblogging site Twitter, including judge-mentor Charice who earned various reactions from netizens worldwide for her emotional moments in the show. The crowd just cant wait for other breathtaking talents they are going to witness and for possible tensions that may build up amongst the judge-mentors. 

Don’t miss the country’s biggest and grandest musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines,” every Saturday, after “MMK,” and every Sunday, after “Sarah G Live” on ABS-CBN.
 
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Bagyong Dindo Updates 2012 as of June 27, 2012 (Philippines)

Bagyong Dindo Updates 2012 as of June 27, 2012 (Philippines)

Updates on Bagyong Dindo including advisories and public storm warning signals from PAGASA will be posted on this page.


The state weather bureau reports that as of 4PM Tuesday, June 26, the active low pressure area (ALPA) has developed into a tropical depression.

TD Dindo was spotted 670 kilometers east northeast of Virac, Catanduanes with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph. PAGASA says it is forecast to move west northwest at 19 kph.
The tropical depression is not expected to make a landfall.

Southwest monsoon is still affecting Visayas and Mindanao, the weather bureau added.

The updates for Typhoon Dindo as of June 27 will be updated upon availability. So, please keep visiting this page.

source & image credit: coolbuster.net 

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla Join 'Sisteraka' Cast (Philippines)

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla Join 'Sisteraka' Cast (Philippines)

Teen idols Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (KathNiel) will be part of the upcoming Star Cinema and Viva Films 38th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF 2012) entry Sisteraka starring Kris Aquino and Vice Ganda.

The great news was confirmed by Sisteraka lead herself, Kris Aquino on her talk show Kris TV  Monday morning.

This MMFF 2012 entry will be the first time that Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla will be paired up for a movie project. KathNiel, as what their love team is called, had been successfully partnered in television shows such as the teen series Growing Up and the now hit Royal teleserye Princess and I.

Surely, KathNiel fans will be delighted with this news, saving all their money just to buy a ticket for Christmas Day's showing of Sisteraka. 

Sisteraka (although the title is subject to change) will mark Daniel Padilla's first big screen project while this will be Kathryn's 2nd consecutive time to star in an MMFF entry. She was part of Shake Rattle and Roll 13 last year.

It seems like Kris is fond of the KathNiel love team. In Kris' teleserye Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw, Daniel Padilla was made to play the young Robin Padilla while Kathryn was also requested to play Kris' younger version but the role was rumored to be played by another teen actress.
 
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