Monday, April 30, 2012

I ♥ Brent Javier

Brent Javier

Homecoming: End Marriage Discrimination!

This is worth re-posting.

Have Fun Under The Sun!

Hello, Simply Manila friends and visitors. Today, I think, is the last day of April and we are half-way through one of the hottest summer seasons this tropic ever experienced. Was it true that one day we were at 36 degrees? Yes, it’s that hot in the Philippines nowadays but that won’t stop us from enjoying the beach, the booze, and each other. LOL. No wonder if those Beach Hut and other sunblock products are selling like hotcakes, too, along with board shorts and bikinis for the ladies. The Bubble Gang (my beach and booze buddies call ourselves that) went to Puerto Galera last weekend, and it was my second time in this popular Mindoro spot (the first time was in 2009). Puerto Galera shrunk in size with its countless visitors, making it too crowded. There are plenty of gay guys, too, but not really to a point where we can label the place a gay hub. I don’t think there’s a gay bar that exists somewhere. So, anyway, let’s sum up the week for Simply Manila by checking out last week’s top posts, keywords and visiting countries. Have fun, y’all.


Hot Male Celeb: Aljur Abrenica

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 fourteenth in the list is StartSruck alumnus Aljur Abrenica. Aljur Abrenica stars in "My Kontrabida Girl" with controversial actress Rhian Ramos.

Sid Lucero's Sexy Leg Tattoo

Sid Lucero

Thursday, April 26, 2012

How Will You Caption This?

I'm out of words. How will you caption this?

Bloody demolition in Parañaque

See CAPTIONS: A wounded squatter is arrested and led away by a plainclothes policeman during an attempt to demolish shanties in Sucat, Parañaque city, Metro Manila, April 23, 2012. At least one resident was killed and 40 were injured as a housing demolition on Monday turned violent with police using tear gas on residents who in turn hurled rocks and other objects at them, a local media reported. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST) [I have, honestly, mixed emotions on this. I feel for those who has been injured, but I'm positive that the government will relocate them someplace better. So, why fight? This metropolis needs no squatters and ugly shanties. Have faith in those we voted, and God will do the rest.] See more pictures here!

Hot Male Celeb: Sid Lucero

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 thirteenth in the list is indie hottie Sid Lucero. Multi-awarded actor Sid Lucero currently stars in GMA-7's "Legacy." He is the son of Mark Gil and Bing Pimentel. Aside from doing mainstream movies he has done a couple of indie films.

On Idol: Dance With My Father

Here's American Idol's Jessica Sanchez performing Dance With My Father during Season 11's Top 6 Performances episode.

Watch: Xian Lim's So It's You

Some of you may not know this, but Xian Lim has posted a few videos of him performing his own versions of popular songs on his YouTube channel. And now, the Kapamilya actor is releasing his first album soon. Should he stick to acting? What do you think?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Enjoy what's left of your Wednesday

Sam Milby

Francis Libiran In ANTM's Next Episode

Francis Libiran's creations will be featured in the next episode of America's Next Top Model (Cycle 18). Congratulations, Francis. That's a double thrill for Pinoy ANTM fanatics.

I'm Just Lovin' It!

Since I got stuck in Siquijor for five days with two heterosexual friends, a guy and a lady, I started to gain weight like never before. OK, I gained a few pounds more than my normal weight of 142 lbs to 149 lbs. It’s crazy to look at myself with a little tummy, but… I’m… just… lovin’… it. It has always been my goal before, to gain a little more flab, so I can burn ‘em in the gym. I’m excited for that. Meantime, it’s summer! This explained the almost fully booked weekend, the sun-kissed skin, less time blogging, summer flings, among others. It was also in Siquijor when I almost burned every part of my skin, so I spent the past few days bathing with whitening soap, lotion and moisturizers before I hit the beach again this weekend. But this quick post is meant to THANK each and every one of you who took time checking out the hot guys in this blog. I may have lots of promises that never came true—they are, indeed, made to be broken—but I always make up for those broken promises. It’s never too late is another wise saying I learned in high school, so here comes my weekly Thank You post. Thanks for being with me in this journey. See you when I see you.


Hot Male Celeb: Robin Padilla

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 twelfth in the list is action star Robin Padilla. Name it, he's been through it all. Robin Padilla's appeal stems from his ability to rise above his imperfections. Sure, his past may seem too gray for some but with the face that doesn't seem to age, who would't want to see Robin on TV?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Hot Male Celeb: Aga Muhlach

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 eleventh in the list is actor Aga Muhlach. Aga Muhlach, who just won the Star Awards Best Actor for Movies has transferred from ABS-CBN to TV5 where he now hosts "Pinoy Explorer."

How's Your Monday, So Far?

JM De Guzman

How did Mark Yee get away from this?

Thanks to Miong21. Now ko lang din nakita 'to. How did Mark Yee explained himself away from this? This is my "OMG Moment" this week.

On Century Tuna Superbods: Meet Cris Lomotan

Bakit parang abnormal lang ang dating ng videos ng mga Century Tuna Superbods 2012 contestants?

Did Charlie Sutcliffe Win?

Football player Charlie Sutcliffe for Century Tuna Superbods 2012. Did he win?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bench's A Trip To Summer

Franco Daza for Bench's Summer 2012 campaign!

Next Attraction: Every Breath U Take

Piolo Pascual is a supernova, but Angelica Panganiban always shines in her own way, too. She can take the spotlight from anyone when she acts. I love this tandem.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hot Male Celeb: Xian Lim

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 tenth in the list is newcomer Xian Lim. Xian Lim is being linked to actress Kim Chiu, his leading lady in the now defunct "My Binondo Girl." Kim already introduced Xian to her family but they insist that they are just friends - as of now.

On Idol: Fallin'

Let's hope Jessica Sanchez won't go fallin' tomorrow during the elimination.

Hot Male Celeb: Jericho Rosales

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 ninth in the list is Kapamilya actor Jericho Rosales. Jericho Rosales started out as Eat Bulaga's "Mr. Pogi." The multi-awarded actor has an international film under his belt and currently stars with Piolo Pascual and Cristine Reyes in "Dahil sa Pag-ibig."

On TV: Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo

The latest happening on ABS-CBN is the melodramatic noontime soap Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo. So much sampalan! So 90s? Starring Shaina Magdayao, Jake Cuenca and Bangs Garcia, the series premiered last Monday.

Could it really be Alexis Fabregas in Grindr?

Someone from Grindr, who has no face picture, messaged me and offered something I can't remember at the moment. When I asked for a face picture he sent a close-up snapshot of Alexis Fabregas, so I thought he was a poser. When I asked for a sexy picture (or maybe I simply asked for another picture), he sent that picture above. Could it really be Alexis Fabregas or some poser who's simply playing around?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spotted: Victor Basa in California, USA

Victor Basa posted in his Instagram account a photo of him at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. I love him here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Pick One Meme: Kapamilya Summer

Paulo Avelino covers Garage magazine

Paulo Avelino for Garage's April 2012 cover

Hot Male Celeb: Richard Gutierrez

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 eighth in the list is Kapuso star Richard Gutierrez. Richard Gutierrez started as a child star like his twin brother Raymund Gutierrez. Now, aside from acting, he hosts a number of shows like "Survivor Philippines" and environmental documentaries for GMA Network. He'll soon return to primetime TV with Carla Abellana.

It's Not About The Money, Money, Money!

For unknown reasons, the AdSense feature of Simply Manila has been removed completely, which means I will be blogging again out of pure passion. Though I haven’t claimed anything from Google yet, the $200 that I earned would remain a virtual number for now. Now that this is more personal than ever, I might change the pattern of my blogging frequency and contents. Should I gear away from posting so much nudity? Let’s see in the upcoming days, weeks and months. For today, check out last week’s top posts, search keywords and visiting countries.


On TV: Binibining Pilipinas 2012

Janine Marie Tugonon, a 22-year-old beauty from Balanga, Bataan, was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2012 during the Coronation Night held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night, April 15, 2012. Janine is the pageant’s first runner up last year. She had to resign as runner-up to compete this year. Janine is a Pharmacy cum laude graduate from the University of Santo Tomas (UST). In 2010, she was the Miss Pharmacy and Miss UST title holder. She was hardly noticed in the course of the competition, but in the Question and Answer (Q & A) portion, she impressed the judges with her answer. Pageant judge Jose Manuel Rodriguez asked: “Many women nowadays forego a happy family life for a successful career. How do you feel about this?” Janine answered with confidence and ease, saying: “I believe that women have the right to choose between what they want. But for me, just go for what God wants you to do. Between the two, whatever it is, you must do your purpose in this world. Just have a child-like faith and mature obedience, and everything will go smooth.” Congratulations Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2012 Janine Tugonon!

EXCERPT from Coolbuster.net

Thursday, April 12, 2012

When Was This Movie Shown?

Kristoffer King and Jeff Luna for Salo (Share)

Where art thou, Mr Coverboy?

I got addicted to this series of Mr Coverboy videos which are rather rare to find online. I was able to download 3 videos, and I can only repeatedly watch the fourth video of that contestant who danced to the tune of Careless Whisper, but I’m still looking for the rest of the series. I believe there’s a hotter number and I saw it a few times before. Does anyone have a copy of the full video? Let me know how I could access it, please. Thank you.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Normz Madhouse Shots 002

What do you think?

I ♥ Gerald Anderson

Gerald Anderson for Mint

Derek Ramsay transfers to TV5

It’s official: Derek Ramsay is now a Kapatid. The former Kapamilya hunk signed a three year contract with TV5 Tuesday, April 10 at the Edsa Shangri-La hotel in Mandaluyong City. Present during the contract signing were TV5 President Ray Espinosa, TV5 Creative and Entertainment head Perci Intalan, and Derek’s manager Joji Dingcong. In an interview with Radyo5 News FM, Derek confirmed that his first project with the Kapatid network will be “The Amazing Race Philippines.” “Magsu-submit nga kami ng kaibigan ko ng tape para maging contestant (for “The Amazing Race”). Ngayon, ako yung magho-host so sobrang blessed ako,” he said. Derek said his decision was based on the projects TV5 offered him, explaining they were “closer to my passion.” “Walang kinalaman ang numero dito,” he said. In an interview with Yahoo! Philippines OMG! last week, Dingcong said Derek was also offered by TV5 to host the Philippine primer to this year’s summer Olympics. “Money is secondary (Derek comes from a well-to-do family). They (TV5) offered Derek a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Great Britain is his second country ( Derek is half-British, half-Filipino),” Dingcong said.

Hot Male Celeb: Dennis Trillo

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 seventh in the list is television hottie Dennis Trillo. Dennis Trillo's first acting job in "Aishite Imasu" won him an acting award. His break up with Jennylyn Mercado made headlines but the two have patched up. He is rumored to be dating Kapuso star Bianca King.

Enjoy your Wednesday, folks!

Zac Efron

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sexy Wendell Ramos

Wendell Ramos

Hot Male Celeb: Dingdong Dantes

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 sixth in the list is actor Dingdong Dantes. Dingdong Dantes is into so many things. He's an entrepreneur, student and actor. He is also the love of actress Marian Rivera's life. The couple stars in GMA-7's "My Beloved."

I so miss Simply Manila!

Restless vacation and social events barred me from sitting in front of my computer to say a little word, but yes, I so miss Simply Manila. Been to Siquijor lately (and Dumaguete, too), and I would love to share everything about the place one of these days. For now, let me post this quickie update. It’s been a while. I love you all so much. See below for last week’s top posts, search keywords and visiting countries.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hello, Beach!

Hello, Simply Manila readers. I am back from a very brief trip to the beautiful island of boys Cagbalete in Mauban, Quezon. But I will be leaving again tomorrow to visit Siquijor for the first time. Summer's officially here! Let's celebrate it while we still can!