Here comes Yahoo! OMG!'s Hot Male Celebrities! It says "Television won't be the same without these hot male celebrities" in the captions, and fifth in the list is actor Piolo Pascual. Piolo Pascual's controversial break up with KC Concepcion continues to be the talk of tinseltown. But beyond asking people to respect KC's privacy, he has refused to further comment on the issue.
Here comes Yahoo! OMG!'s Hot Male Celebrities! It says "Television won't be the same without these hot male celebrities" in the captions, and fourth in the list is actor Derek Ramsay. Derek Ramsay is still torn between staying in ABS-CBN or transferring to TV5. He stars with Erich Gonzales in "Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang." He is actress Angelica Panganiban's long-time boyfriend.
Before I forget this, let me post last week’s popular posts, search keywords and visiting countries. This is due yesterday but I have been into so many inuman sessions that I always find it hard to stay awake for a little THANK YOU post. But from the bottom of my heart, thank you for making this blog NUMBER ONE in my Love List. LOL. See last week’s top posts, search keywords and visiting countries after the jump. Ciao for now. OMG, this is my 100th post this month. Most active month ever!
Here comes Yahoo! OMG!'s Hot Male Celebrities! It says "Television won't be the same without these hot male celebrities" in the captions, and third in the list is Gerald Anderson. Gerald Anderson's showbiz career started when he joined PBB Teen edition. He was then paired with PBB teen edition grand winner Kim Chiu. Their tandem was responsible for many hit TV shows and movies. "Kimerald" team up broke up a few years back. Gerald recently admitted that he is courting Sarah Geronimo who "unintentionally" called him "Babe" in her TV show "Sarah G. Live."
I haven’t seen a lot of Pinoy movies in the past few years, and as far as I know, I’ve seen only the following last year: The Road and My Househusband (both in TriNoma), and Eugene Domingo’s Ang Babae sa Septic Tank and Vice Ganda’s Praybeyt Benjamin (both through the free DVD given to me by my suki in Circle C). It’s a shame, really, but I think I lost interest a long time ago. The good thing is, all these movies I’ve seen are really good movies (though Praybeyt Benjamin is overrated), and I highly recommend that everyone watch those movies I’ve mentioned. In addition, I also recommend Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington, which I just finished watching today. Do you know that an entire movie is now available for viewing in YouTube? Yes, that’s how I’ve seen Zombadings, and THANK YOU so much, whoever you are who posted the movie, it’s something I almost missed.
Each Zombadings star shimmered with curious distinction. If I’m not mistaken, this is the first major role of Martin Escudero, a StarStruck alumnus, who portrayed the lead character Remington with aptness and meticulousness. I thank his director for bringing out the talent in this guy. Lauren Young and Kerbie Zamora were both perfect for the role, and Eugene Domingo is, well, Eugene Domingo. Even with minimal lines, her presence alone can steal the spotlight from anyone else’s in the movie. Her character, a grieving mother who has an unexplained taste for skating, is just REFRESHING. It’s brilliant, really.
It’s great, too, that the movie took place in a real town, which is Lucban, Quezon. There’s the infamous Pahiyas Festival and pansit which was mentioned during the latter part of the movie. And since this is a gay-horror-comedy movie, Zombadings didn’t fell short of hot men—ancient (Daniel Fernando and Leandro Baldemor) and upcoming hunks (Martin Escudero and Kerbie Zamora), strippers (macho dancers), sexy zombies and killers, construction workers, among others.
Here comes Yahoo! OMG!'s Hot Male Celebrities! It says "Television won't be the same without these hot male celebrities" in the captions, and second in the list is Coco Martin. Coco Martin known as the "Prince of Indie Films" is one of the most sought-after actors on TV.
Here comes Yahoo! OMG!'s Hot Male Celebrities! It says "Television won't be the same without these hot male celebrities" in the captions, and it started with John Lloyd Cruz in the list. John Lloyd Cruz is a critically acclaimed actor who has graduated from matinee idol roles and is now known as a serious actor. He is a "lady's man" who has been linked to several women. But now John Lloyd has eyes only for Kapamilya actress Shaina Magdayao.
I know it's raining but we will go swimming later for my buddy's birthday. I hope and I pray that the rain stops. I mentioned earlier that we will visit the Cagbalete Island this weekend, but it turned out that it's actually scheduled for next weekend, so it's just perfect because my matampuhing buddy is celebrating his day today naman pala. Anyway, not related to the topic, that's Alexander Rico in the picture.
Philippine Azkals midfielder Lexton Moy (see picture below) and second striker Angel Guirado Aldeguer (see picture above, 12) are facing sexual harassment case filed by Asian Football Confederation (AFC) match commissioner Cristy Ramos that might cause their football careers. Ramos, the daughter of former President Fidel V. Ramos, filed a complaint before the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary Committee against Guirado and Moy for allegedly disrespecting and sexually harassing her when she inspected their accreditation cards and kits shortly before the friendly game between the Azkals and the Malayan Tigers on February 29. The AFC's disciplinary committee, which follows FIFA regulations, is composed of officials from various Asian countries, has the power to suspend or ban players from taking part in official matches and impose penalties on erring teams and their officials.
ATTN: AFC DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE (Mr LIM KIA TONG, Chairman)
RE: SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST PHILIPPINE MEN’S TEAM PLAYERS LEXTON MOY AND ANGEL GUIRADO (PHILIPPINES VS MALAYSIA, 29 FEB 2012, MANILA, PHILIPPINES)
Dear Mr Lim:
This to file a formal complaint against Messrs LEXTON MOY (no. 25) and ANGEL GUIRADO (no. 12) of the Philippine men’s national football team, for SEXUAL HARASSMENT during the team check for the friendly match between the Philippines and Malaysia (both “A” teams) on 29 February 2012, 1900H, at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium, Manila, Philippines.
During the Team Managers’ Meeting on 28 February 2012 at the Discovery Suites in Pasig City, Philippines, I mentioned to the representatives of both the Philippine team and the Malaysian team that I would be serving as the Match Commissioner for their match.
As stated in the AFC’s regulations and Official Countdown, the Match Commissioner together with the Fourth Official check the teams before the match to verify their identification (accreditation) cards and ensure that their kits are in proper order. However, being a woman Match Commissioner doing a men’s match, I had to explain that I would give the teams sufficient warning and preparation time before I would come inside their changing rooms to do the team check together with the Fourth Official, Mr Wilfredo Bermejo.
Whenever I serve as the Match Commissioner, I always follow a standard procedure for the team check regardless of the type of match. At the time of the check I initially knock loudly at the door of the changing room as a sign of courtesy and warning to the team, and then let the Fourth Official first enter the changing room to check if the players are ready before I finally enter the room.
Before doing the check itself, I properly introduce myself as the Match Commissioner and also introduce the Fourth Official. I also explain the procedure of how the check will be done. I always tell the players that I will be checking their accreditation cards first then their jerseys, and that the Fourth Official will thereafter check the rest of their kits and other items, e.g., jewellery, hair accessories, fingernails etc. I also tell them the sequence of the check, i.e., I check the starting 11 players first then proceed with the substitutes.
At the appointed time (1745H) on match day, I came to the changing room of the Philippine team for the team check. I was accompanied by Fourth Official Wilfredo Bermejo and my liaison officer, Mr Joseph Gensaya. I initially knocked loudly at the door to signal my arrival. A team official opened the door and said that the team would be ready in five (5) minutes. We then waited for five minutes presuming that the team was getting ready for the team check.
When we entered the changing room of the Philippine team, I properly introduced ourselves and explained the procedure for the check. In spite of the introduction the players remained rowdy and noisy, apparently not taking the team check seriously and almost ignoring our presence.
As I called the players individually so that we could check their accreditation cards and kits, Philippine player LEXTON MOY (no. 25) stood by my right side and said in a loud voice “Must be a B cup,” to which the players laughed loudly. As I was the only female in the room, he was apparently referring to my bra size. He could not have been talking about men’s athletic cups, as their sizes are specified as extra-small, small, medium, large, and extra-large vis-a-vis cup sizes of women’s brassieres, which are specified in letters.
Additionally when I checked Philippine player ANGEL GUIRADO (no. 12) he stood in front of me purposely just wearing his briefs and made no attempts to wear shorts or cover his underwear. Again, the players loudly laughed while I was checking this player.
While all this was happening, none of the Philippine team officials present nor the team captain, JAMES JOSEPH YOUNGHUSBAND (no. 7), made any attempts to discipline the players and tell them to behave properly. In fact they were also laughing and seemed to be enjoying the revelry at my expense. Philippine Team Manager DAN STEPHEN PALAMI and Philippine Head Coach HANS MICHAEL WEISS were both not present in the changing room at the time of the team check.
Having been a Match Commissioner for girls’, women’s, boys’ and men’s matches since 2003 at both AFC and FIFA levels, I have not experienced this crude and totally shameful behaviour from a national team anywhere before this incident. I truly regret and feel very ashamed that this disrespect comes from the national team of my country, the Philippines. This kind of sexist and demeaning behaviour has no place in football, and should therefore be sanctioned.
Past Member, Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women’s World Cups (2004-2011)
Past Member, AFC Women’s Committee (2003-2010)
Past President, Philippine Olympic Committee (1996-1999)
Juan Miguel de Guzman (born September 9, 1988), popularly known by his screen name JM De Guzman, is a Filipino actor. Jm De Guzman started his career as a print and TVC model. He was a cast in Ang TV 2 (as JM "Butik" De Guzman), where his batchmates include Sarah Geronimo, Shaina Magdayao and Denise Laurel. During his elementary and high school years, he studied at Lourdes School Quezon City and is included in a group called LBV. In 2005, he got accepted in the University of the Philippines in Diliman where took up Certificate in Theater Arts, majoring in Performance Studies. He apprenticed as an actor and production staff under the university's college-based theatre group, Dulaang UP. In 2006, he joined the UP Wrestling Club and eventually became its president and decorated athlete. He won medals in various competitions sanctioned by the Wrestling Association of the Philippines, wherein he represented the UP Wrestling Club or the Quezon City Wrestling Team. In 2007, he won a silver medal for Quezon City during the Philippine Olympic Festival – National Capital Region qualifying round. He also competed in amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) as representative of S.P.R.A.W.L. - MMA Team. He logged in an 1-1 fight record: he lost his match in the 2007 URCC University and won in the 2009 S.P.R.A.W.L and BRAWL amateur MMA event. He was also elected as Deputy Grand Triskelion of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity, UP Diliman chapter.
De Guzman auditioned and was later cast in the 2009 Cinemalaya film Last Supper Number 3. The independent film was where Direk Lauren Dyogi, business unit head of ABS-CBN, found him and asked to audition for Midnight Phantom. He passed the audition and starred as the best friend of Rafael Rosell who plays the title role. He was cast in the new PHR series, Alyna and paired with his Midnight Phantom co-actor, Charee Pineda who has been claimed having chemistry by the fans. His biggest break so far is playing the lead role as Gabriel Maglayon, originally played by the late actor Rico Yan, in ABS-CBN's 2011 remake of Mula Sa Puso. Upon getting the role, De Guzman has proven that he is one of the most-promising young actors these days, as he also present a very good chemistry with the cast, especially with Lauren Young, who plays Via Pereira, his character's love interest in the series. Now a contract artist of Star Magic, he plays the lead role of "Angelito" in Angelito: Batang Ama paired with Charee Pineda which started airing from November 2011.
For someone who has been exposed to show business almost his entire life, I find it hard to believe that Robin Padilla remained distant or intolerant of gay rights. His older brother, Rustom Padilla (now BB Gandanghari), outed through the ABS-CBN reality show Pinoy Big Brother in 2006, and I thought Robin supported this decision as he praised Rustom's confession in national television. It was only recently when I found out that the action star is not really in good terms with BB Gandanghari. The state of shock lasted for years, and that’s hard to understand. I know that Robin is practicing Islam, and it could be possible that his religious belief overpowers his personal choice to accept the reality that his birth brother is gay and here to stay. It must have been difficult for him to make that choice between religion and personal ethics, but his brother Rustom must have been through an even more difficult phase in his life before he decided to make that confession and even after. I hope that at the end of the day, Robin will choose to acknowledge that his brother Rustom and the rest of the gay people are also sons and daughters of the one God he believe in. For some reason, this made me love Adam Levine (of Maroon 5) more, an outspoken, gay rights advocate, who also has an openly gay brother.
My travel buddy is again plotting a trip this weekend to somewhere I’ve never visited yet. The place is called Cagbalete (see picture above), located in the province of Quezon, and since I think none of my acquaintances, friends or relatives ever mentioned this place before, it somehow sounded vaguely familiar to me. Maybe because of the word balete, which is the Filipino name to that fig tree with exaggerated roots all over its trunks. I heard rumors when I was a kid associating this kind of tree to supernatural beings like, among others, maligno, diwata, engkanto (environmental spirits that have the ability to appear in human form) and other ghostly creatures. It is thought to be their home. While the idea of it fascinates me sometimes, there is a part of me that hopes Cagbalete is not associated to any of these. I just want to explore the place, appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature and take pictures. I will definitely Google the place later when I get home.
Has Robin Padilla accepted the fact that his older brother Rustom Padilla now prefers to be called BB Gandanghari? “Darating tayo diyan isang araw, sa ngayon hindi kami okay ni Rustom,” Robin said at a press conference for his newest endorsement, Moneygram, at Crowne Plaza on Wednesday, March 21. Robin emphasized that he and BB are different in their beliefs and the path they choose to take. “Bilang kapatid, oo (pwedeng magkasundo), pero sa paniniwala, magkaiba kami sa tinatahak,” Robin explains. Robin admits his family is still “in a state of shock” now that that BB is back in town and sporting a totally different look. It is his wife, Mariel Rodriguez, who is trying her best to unite the family by planning a reunion. “Si Mariel ang nagplaplano lahat niyan. Gusto niya nga ng reunion kasi bumalik nga si Rustom (BB Gandanghari). Gusto niya magsama-sama kami,” Robin revealed. He added that his wife is very close to his mother, Eva Carino, who always confides in Mariel. “Si Mariel ginagawa niya lahat iyan kasi gusto niya masaya ako. Para siyang naging daan ng pamilya para magkausap-usap. Kasi ang nangyari, shocking pa eh. Lahat kami nasa state of shock pa. Lalo na ako,” Robin quipped.
Robin also defended niece Bela Padilla from detractors who said the March issue of the FHM magazine she posed as cover girl in, is racist. “Alam ko naman na walang intensiyong masama iyong si Bela kundi ipakita ang kanyang kagandahan. Pinapasabi ko nga kay Junior, yung pinsan namin na malapit, na sabihin kay Bela na ‘Break mo yan,’ kagatin niya.” As Moneygram’s newest ambassador, Robin is also slated to visit other countries to promote the money remittance system to OFWs. He assured everyone that it won’t affect his work. Robin might also grab the oportunity to film scenes for his new movie, “Ping Lacson Story.” “Napakalaking importansiya na yung kinikita ng mga OFW natin siguradong makarating sa ating mga pamilya. Para sa akin, advocacy ito. Kailangan nating ibigay ito para sa ating mga heroes abroad. Yung sa paggawa ko ng movie “Ping Lacson Story,” pabor sa amin iyon. Pwedeng isasabay ko na lang. Siyempre, yung mga Pinoy makakita ng shooting doon,” Robin said.
Congratulations, Phil Younghusband! He bagged the Golden Boot award for the most number of goals scored during the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup. Younghusband won the award after scoring six goals in the tournament to lead the Philippines to a historic third-place finish in the competition.
MANILA, Philippines - Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels Inc. said it has completed major infrastructure works at its $1.2 billion integrated casino complex at the Entertainment City on the Manila Bay reclamation area. Bloomberry, a listed company led by ports tycoon Enrique Razon, recently held a concrete topping out ceremony for Solaire Manila. "It is getting more exciting as we shift to higher gear towards inaugurating our integrated resort. We are doubly proud because Solaire Manila will be the first resort to be built and operational here in Entertainment City. Once open, I have high hopes that Solaire will immediately contribute to furthering tourism in the country, and the economy in general,” Razon said, in a statement. The development of the first phase of the resort is estimated at $650 million. Phase 1, which covers 180,000 square meters of floor area, includes a hotel tower, ballroom and convention facilities, gaming areas, restaurants, retail shops, and wellness facilities. A 10-storey parking building is also being built. Bloomberry's resort complex is expected to attract tourists, as well as create over 4,600 jobs. The Entertainment City Manila is a multi-billion dollar project of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor), covering 120 hectares of prime reclaimed land on Manila Bay.