Category: Showbiz

December 2012 Highlights

Ms.Philippines Wins 1st Runner Up in Ms. Universe 2012 Pageant

On 19th December 2012, Ms. Philippines Janine Tugonon came in first runner-up to Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island, USA, at the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas. Ms. Janine amazed the world for winning 1st Runner up in the most prestigious pageant. Tugonon finished Pharmacy school at the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas in Manila, graduating cum laude. She also attended the Ballet School of Manila as a ballet protégé while attending university. On Ms. Universe Q & A Portion, Janine wowed the judges and the crowd when she was asked “Do you believe that speaking English should be prerequisite for Miss Universe?

Her answer was: “For me, being Miss Universe is not just about knowing how to speak a specific language. It’s about being able to influence and inspire other people. So whatever language you have, if you have a heart to serve and a strong mind to show people, then you can be Miss Universe.”

Ms.Philippines Wins 1st Runner Up in Ms. Universe 2012 Pageant

Ms.Philippines Wins 1st Runner Up in Ms. Universe 2012 Pageant

Why Manny “Pacman” Paquiao Lost?

The legendary Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao lost in the 6th round against his Mexican opponent Juan Manuel Marquez during their 4th boxing match held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last December 8, 2012. It was a nightmare for Pacquiao but a triumphant battle for Marquez who fought and lost to him 3 times in the past. Pacquaio was knocked-out by a perfect punch from Marquez which brought him down on the floor, face down. Pacquiao had not been knocked out in over 13 years. But why did he lost the game this time? Some people say it’s because he changed his religion and changed his belief. Maybe lack of preparation, he is getting older, or he was too confident with himself before the fight? On the otherhand, is it because Marquez became more stronger, more wiser, or more determined to win the match against his greatest rival? Some reports claim that Marquez studied the tactics played by Pacman and he was well prepared mentally and physically. Only Pacquiao knows the answer.

Legendary Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao loses to Mexican opponent Juan Manuel Marquez

Legendary Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao loses to Mexican opponent Juan Manuel Marquez

Disaster in Mindanao caused by Typhoon Bopha

More than a thousand people have been killed in the destruction left by Typhoon Bopha in Mindanao, the southern island of the Philippines. Thousands are still living in evacuation centers — their homes totally destroyed. Typhoon Bopha or Pablo was the strongest tropical cyclone to ever hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, making landfall as a Category 5 super typhoon with winds of 160 mph. Bopha made landfall late on December 3, 2012. Bopha cut a swath of destruction, flooding farming and mining towns and burying many people in mudslides and left many people homeless, and thousands lost their livelihood. Every year, Philippines is hit by around 20 typhoons and Bopha is the strongest. Almost exactly a year ago, typhoon Washi killed 1,500 people in Mindanao. It said that more than 400,000 families were affected by the killer typhoon.
Donations are flowing in from different sources and it will them take time to recover from this catastrophe, a very sad Christmas for the victims.

Typhoon Bopha leaves a mark

Typhoon Bopha leaves a mark

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Pinoy Showbiz & Gossips

Surprise Wedding For Carmina Villaroel

Zoren Legazpi and Carmina Villaroel are now officially husband and wife after twelve years of being together.  According to sources, Zoren planned the “Surprise Wedding” and Carmina was really clueless about it.  She thought there was a family shoot for one of the commecials which they will endorse.  Even when she was dressed as a bride, she did not have a clue that Zoren was going to propose to her thinking it was all part of the photoshoot.  She said she wanted to walk-out from the venue because there was “some arguments” between her husband and crews but she hesitated, afraid that she would trip and become the laughing stock.  The surprise wedding took place in Fernbrook Gardens, Muntinlupa on November 15, 2012.  Unknown to Carmina, Zoren  has booked the place  for the surprise wedding and he conspired with their twins Cassy and Mavy not to tell their mom about the whole plan. Sure thing, Carmina deserves it and Zoren just proved how much he loves Carmina.


Regine Velasquez Lost Her Voice

Regine Velasquez, also known as Asia’s Songbird has lost her voice during the Silver concert held in Sm Mall Of Asia last November 16.  Downed with the viral infection which has affected her voice she planned to cancel the whole show but decided to go on with it and managed to sing.  It has been reported that Regine was not in good condition during her concert and she has struggled with some high notes and she even asked the help of stand-up gay comedian Anton Diva to sing “On the Wings Of Love”.   Regine cried and apologized to her loyal fans and promised them a free concert.  She asked her fans not to lose their ticket stubs because she will give a free concert to them once she regains her voice.


Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson Are Back!

It’s been two years since they had their last show and now “Kimerald” is back.  According to the news, the fans of Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson are ecstatic during the premiere screening of 24/7 In Love By Star Cinema in SM Megamall.  Prior to the screening, the duo were a little bit nervous and worried about the reactions of the viewers but their worries soon ended when the Kimerald fans started screaming with excitement for their screen reunion.  Are they going to revive the Kimerald Love team in real?  Let us wait and see…


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Dingdong Dantes on TikTik:  The Aswang Chronicles

Dingdong was very excited on the premier of his latest movie TikTik: The Aswang Chronicles.  According to him the the movie was the first ever Philippine movie which used computer-generated imagery using the green screen.  The movie was produced in 20 months under the direction of Eric Matti.  Aside from being the main cast along with Lovi Poe, Dingdong also co-produced the movie.



Coco Martin and Julia Montes on “Walang Hanggan”

The top rated soap opera “Walang Hanggan” tv series ends on 26th October. The romance drama series ends after running for a year and aired by ABS CBN in Philippines and also worldwide through TFC, The Filipino Channel.   Co-stars Coco Martin and Julia Montes revealed that after the success of their TV series “Walang Hanggan” the duo will start shooting again, this time for the big screen and it will be their first movie together.

Piolo Pascual and Shaina Magdayao

After being recently linked to different actors, another actor has been reportedly linked to actress Shaina Magdayao : this time, it’s the actor Piolo Pascual.  According to the news, many have noticed that Magdayao and Pascual were being extra close and sweet to each other and were even seen holding hands during the Singapore trip recently.  Magdayao even posted pictures of her and Pascual on her Instagram account, even describing the actor as a “handsome date.”


This Guy’s In Love With You Mare earned P200M in Two Weeks

According to reports, the movie “This Guy’s In Love With You Mare” has earned P 200 million in a span of two weeks.  Starring in the movie are Luis Manzano, Toni Gonzaga, and Vice Ganda.  In the movie, Vice Ganda and Luis Manzano’s characters were initially in a same-sex relationship. However, Luis broke up with Vice so he could propose to his girlfriend (portrayed by Toni). The heartbroken Vice Ganda pretends to be a macho guy in order to attract Toni and make Luis return to him…


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Pinoy Showbiz & Gossips

KC Concepcion Has a French Suitor?

After the break-up of KC Concepcion and Piolo Pascual, it has been revealed lately by KC Concepcion that the person who makes her very special nowadays is no other than her French suitor Pierre Emmanuel Plassart, a 29-year-old French photographer and filmmaker.  According to reports, the two met in an international event.  According to KC, Pierre gave her a unique gift, it is not gold, it is not diamond, but it sparkles. Guess what? It is a star! KC was very happy because nobody gave her a star before.  She meant the real star, which comes with a certificate.  The said star was also named after KC.  Awesome isn’t it?

Nora Aunor’s “THY WOMB” film won 3 awards in Italy

The film “Thy Womb” starred by no other than the super veteran actress Nora Aunor and directed by Brillante Mendoza won 3 awards in the  69th Venice International Film Festival in Italy.  Bisato D’Oro, La Navicella or Venezia Cinema prize and the P. Nazareno Taddei Award Special Mention are the three awards received by the “Thy Womb” film and won praises from film critics. Nora Aunor is the first Filipina to win the Bisato D’Oro prize for her performance as an infertile  Badjao wife in the film.

 Kathniel Love Team – Is it For Real?

The hottest love team nowadays is no other than the pair of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.  According to the latest report gathered, Daniel was courting Kath in an old-fashioned way, the old Filipino way.  When asked if he sends her love letters, he said no, coz he’s not good at it.  When asked if he sends her flowers, he admitted that he brings the flowers personally to Kath. It seems the young couple are already serious huh! Well, let us hope for the best. Good luck to both of them!

 Survivor 25th Season : Philippines

“Survivor” is back!  The 25th season of the very famous show “Survivor” is in Philippines.  It will also mark the first time in eight years that the reality show will be composed of three tribes all named after local animals: Kalabaw (Water Buffalo), Tandang (Rooster), and Matsing (Monkey). It started on 20th September and premiered in the Caramoan Islands, Camarines Sur. It’s more fun in Philippines!




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Pinoy Showbiz & Gossips

Zsa Zsa Padilla – Another Uphill Battle for the Divine Diva
Just barely a month after her partner’s death, the late comedian Dolphy, Zsa Zsa has yet to face another battle. This time around, she has to face the worst because her doctor in US has diagnosed her with a malignant tumor. Zsa Zsa Padilla, also called the Divine Diva of the Phippine music industry went to US for a check-up at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center sa Los Angeles, California and the CT scan revealed a 3cm malignant tumor in her kidney. Although the news was devastating, she said she had come to accept it. She told the press: “I can’t question God and ask: ‘Why me?’ Why can’t it happen to me nga naman?”. After the diagnosis, Padilla’s doctors scheduled her to undergo a medical procedure on August 27.

Bea Alonzo & John Lloyd Cruz – Hottest Love Team Reunited !!!

The most famous showbiz love team are yet to set another fire in their upcoming movie “The Mistress”. Bea and John Lloyd are among one of the hottest star couple in the previous decade and have done a lot of blockbuster movies in the Philippines cinema as on-screen couples with millions of fan supportters all over Philippines and even abroad. However, according to sources, their upcoming movie is totally different because they will have more mature, daring, and very challenging roles. Can’t wait to see the film!

Angelika Panganiban and John Lloyd Cruz – Spotted Together?

It has been rumoured that there is a budding romance between Angelika Panganiban and John Lloyd Cruz. According to sources, Angelika uploaded a collage of images on a photo sharing website with texts “Perfect Sunday!!!! According to the guy in pink” in which her photos along with John Lloyd are collated together. It seemed the duo have moved on from their previous relationships. Well, goodluck to both of them. They deserve to be happy too.

John Arcilla – On The Bourne Legacy Role
John Arcilla was very flattered when Hollowood Superstar Rachel Weiz called him a wonderful actor and also Tony Gilroy called him brilliant. In The Bourne Legacy, John has a minor role as the chief security guard of a satellite laboratory to the main one based in the U.S. Although he had a small role in the foreign film, John was very flattered to work with Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz. In the movie, Philippines was featured prominently in many of the scenes, highlighting Metro Manila areas.

Sarah Geronimo – On Her On and Off Romance
It has been rumoured that Sarah’s mom told the actor Gerald Anderson to stop courting Sarah Geronimo. However, the latter denied the rumour and said that it was Gerald who gave up the courtship. Their fans will definitely miss them.


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