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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Miss Earth 2012 Schedule, Winners, Watch Live

Popular beauty pageant Miss Earth 2012 will air live internationally on Star World at 8:00 PM and will be shown on November 25, 2012, 10:00 a.m. on ABS-CBN. It will also be covered on Studio 23, TFC, and and in other channels worldwide.



This year's theme is “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All,” which aims to ensure universal access to modern energy services.

Here is the line-up of activities leading to the Miss Earth 2012 Grand Coronation Night which will be held on November 24, 2012 at the Versailles Palace in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines.

NOVEMBER 4
Mall Show: Robinson’s Dasmarinas, Cavite, 4:00 PM
Trivia Challenge: A showcase of beauty and brains; those who get a question wrong will be eliminated and will do a consequence
Walk with ME (Promotion of walking and distribution of seedlings) at Luneta

NOVEMBER 5
Mural Painting as part of the Dolphins Love Freedom Campaign with AG Sano: Katipunan, Quezon City (near GT Toyota), 8:30 AM
School Tour: Binangonan Elementary School, Rizal, 2:00 PM

NOVEMBER 6
Press Presentation: F1 Hotel, Taguig, 10:00 AM
Liter of Light: San Juan, 2:00 PM
Walk with ME (Promotion of walking and distribution of seedlings) at The Fort

NOVEMBER 7
Environmental Seminar: Bulwagang Ninoy, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife, 9:00 AM
Walk with ME (Greenbelt)

NOVEMBER 8
School Tour: P. Jardin Elementary School, Rizal, 9:00 AM
School Tour: Ilaya Elementary School, Rizal, 9AM
Liter of Light: San Juan, 9:00 AM
Green Bag Challenge (Promotion of reusable bags), 4:00 PM
Walk with ME (Promotion of walking and distribution of seedlings) at Sunset, Mall of Asia by the Bay

NOVEMBER 9
Resort Wear Competition: Hotel Pontefino, Batangas City, 7:00 PM
Mangrove Planting: Hamilo Coast, Pico de Loro, Nasugbu, Batangas, 3:00 PM

NOVEMBER 10
Liter of Light: San Juan, 9:00 AM
Swimsuit Competition: Golden Sunset Resort and Spa, Calatagan, Batangas, 7:00 PM
Mall Show: Robinson’s Pioneer Forum Edsa, 4:00 PM

NOVEMBER 11
Mall Show: Robinson’s Starmills, Pampanga, 4:00 PM
Talent Competition: Enchanting Events Place, Enchanted Kingdom, Sta. Rosa Laguna, 7:00PM

NOVEMBER 12
Charity Day: Nayong ng Kabataan, Mandaluyong
Treeplanting, 8:30AM
SM Nido Discovery Center, 10:00 AM
Talent Competition: Dillingers, Makati City @ 7:00PM

NOVEMBER 13
Pond’s Make-up Challenge, SM MOA, 1:00-5:00 PM

NOVEMBER 14
Charity Day: Child Haus, V. Luna, Quezon City, 9:00 AM
Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour and Tree planting Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, 8:00 AM

NOVEMBER 15
Swimsuit Competition: A&A Plaza Hotel, PPC 7:00 PM
Swimsuit Competiton: The Royal Northwoods Resort, Coral na Bato, San Rafael, Bulacan, 7:00 PM
Evening Gown Competition: SMDC, Mall of Asia, 7:00 PM

NOVEMBER 16
Dove Unilever Event: SM Mall of Asia, 1:00-5:00PM
Evening Gown Competition: The Lake Hotel Tagaytay, 7:00 PM
Environmental Activities, Bicol

NOVEMBER 17
Swimwear and Evening Gown Fashion Show and beach clean-up drive: Hannahs Beach Resort & Convention Center in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Environmental Activities: Legazpi City, Bicol
Resort Wear Competition: Hotel Convention Hall, Legazpi City, Bicol, 7:00 PM

NOVEMBER 18
Tour of the Fireflies: Meeting area Tiendesitas 7:00 AM

NOVEMBER 19
JamStep: A Campaign for Healthy Lifestyle, Quezon City Memorial Circle, 7:00 AM
Charity Day: Golden Acres, Quezon City, 9:00AM
A Moment for the Earth (National Costume Competition): an evening with dignitaries, F1 Hotel (not open for public)

NOVEMBER 20
Fashion Show: Tressame and Forever 21, SM MOA, 7:00 PM

NOVEMBER 24
Grand Coronation Night: Versailles Palace, Alabang, 6:00PM Live via StarWorld

NOVEMBER 25
Grand Coronation Night Telecast on ABS-CBN, 10:15 AM

The list of winners of the Miss Earth 2012 international pageant will be provided  in Spotlight Philippines. Also, do keep updated for possible live telecast or airing of the Miss Earth 2012 in this blog. Miss Earth 2012 live links may be posted here soon.

Transformers 4 to be released on June 27, 2014. to star Mark Wahlberg


Photo Courtesy: FirstShowing.Net

Transformers director Michael Bay has revealed that Transformers 4 will begin its production in spring, under Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., in association with Hasbro. The sci-fi film will be produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. It is set to be released on June 27, 2014.

Transformers 4, the fourth and final Transformers movie, will star Mark Wahlberg as the lead role substituting Shia Labeouf.

In its press release, Paramount Pictures announced, "After an exceptionally successful collaboration on the upcoming Pain and Gain, Michael Bay has cast Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg in the highly anticipated Transformers 4."

The first Transformers movie (2007) took up $700 million in earnings worldwide, while Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) grossed more than $830 million worldwide. Transformers: Dark of the Moon, a grand slam hit, earned more than 1 billion dollars being granted the prestigious title of 5th highest grossing film of all time. 

All in all, the Transformers franchise has earned more than $2.6 billion worldwide.

PH's June Macasaet wins 2012 Manhunt International title (List of Winners)

Photo Courtesy: Missossology

PH model June Macasaet took home the coveted title in the recently held 2012 Manhunt International finals night on Friday (November 9) in Bangkok, Thailand.

The 29-year-old Macasaet bested other 54 men from across the globe. He also bagged the “New Urban Male Award.“ He was one of the top favorites, together with Puerto Rico’s Jimmy Perez Rivera (3rd runner-up) and Singapore’s Jason Chee (Mr. Internet Popularity).

Macasaet is the first Filipino to land in the top spots, including the highest place, in the annually conducted male pageant. Manhunt International started in 1993.

2012 Manhunt International winner June Macasaet with the runners-up
Photo Courtesy: Missossology

The list of winners of major and special awards during the 2012 Manhunt International is found below.


Top 15 (SEMI-FINALISTS)
  • Singapore (Jason Chee)
  • Colombia (Jorge Perez)
  • Latvia (Ivans Jevstignejevs)
  • Greece (Thomas Gabriel)
  • Philippines (June Macasaet)
  • Switzerland (Lavdrim Sylejmani)
  • Macau (Martin Wang)
  • Sweden (Peter Bo Jonsson)
  • America (Andres Giraldo)
  • Venezuela (Jeyco Estaba)
  • Dominican Republic (Joel Perez)
  • Puerto Rico ( Jimmy Perez Rivera)
  • India (Arry Dabas)
  • Thailand (Mookkapon Posakabuth)
  • Denmark (Alexander Bach)

SPECIAL AWARDS:
  • Best National Costume – Hong Kong, Guo Chuang Tao (1st Runner Up - Vietnam, Nguyen Quang Huân; 2nd Runner Up -Venezuela, Jeyco Estaba)
  • New Urban Male Award – Philippines, June Macasaet
  • Best Runway Model – Latvia, Ivans Jevstignejevs
  • Face of the Year – Puerto Rico, Jimmy Perez Rivera
  • Mr. Physique – Macau, Martin Wang
  • Mr. Photogenic – India, Arry Dabas
  • Mr. Personality – Bahamas, Drew Palacious
  • Mr. Friendship – Denmark, Alexander Bach
  • Mr. Internet Popularity – Singapore, Jason Chee

MAJOR AWARDS:
  • 4th Runner-Up – Singapore
  • 3rd Runner-Up – Puerto Rico
  • 2nd Runner-Up – Macau
  • 1st Runner-Up – Sweden
  • Manhunt International - Philippines

Friday, November 9, 2012

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012 Pictures

Looking for pictures of the recently concluded Victoria's Secret Fashion Show? I was able to take a peak at the various shots captured by members of the media. 

The photos of VS models and angels alike strut in attention-seeking bras, daring lingerie, and sexy suits perfected by designers of Victoria's Secrets can be found here

Additional shots of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012 are available here.

Lovely Miranda. Gosh, Orlando Bloom is definitely lucky to have her!
Photo Courtesy: Carlo Allegri of Reuters, last seen on Yahoo! Philippines OMG!

Official List of 2013 Senatorial Candidates

An official list of senatorial candidates (senatoriables) for the upcoming May 2013 senatorial elections, at least consisting of four (4) former lawmakers, five (5) incumbent senators, one (1) congressman, and one (1) Cabinet official, was issued by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) last month.

52 out of the 82 candidacy aspirants were declared nuisance candidates by the COMELEC.

The official candidates for the  2013 senatorial elections are the following:
  1. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel (Akbayan)
  2. John Carlos de los Reyes (Ang Kapatiran)
  3. Marwil Llasos (Ang Kapatiran)
  4. Rizalito David (Ang Kapatiran)
  5. Greco Belgica (Democratic)
  6. Baldohero Falcone (Democratic)
  7. Christian Señeres (Democratic)
  8. Francis Escudero (Independent)
  9. Grace Poe-Llamanzares (Independent)
  10. Ramon Montaño (Independent)
  11. Edward Hagedorn (Independent)
  12. Ricardo Penson (Independent)
  13. Juan Edgardo Angara (LDP)
  14. Bam Aquino (Liberal)
  15. Jamby Madrigal (Liberal)
  16. Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. (Liberal)
  17. Teodoro Casiño (Makabayan)
  18. Alan Peter Cayetano (Nacionalista)
  19. Antonio Trillanes IV (Nacionalista)
  20. Cynthia Villar (Nacionalista)
  21. Loren Legarda (NPC)
  22. Jack Enrile (NPC)
  23. Aquilino Pimentel III (PDP-Laban)
  24. Samson Alcantara (Social Justice Society)
  25. Nancy Binay (UNA)
  26. Tingting Cojuangco (UNA)
  27. JV Ejercito (UNA)
  28. Richard Gordon (UNA)
  29. Gregorio Honasan (UNA)
  30. Ernesto Maceda (UNA)
  31. Mitos Magsaysay (UNA)
  32. Juan Miguel Zubiri (UNA)
Whom would  you vote for? Comment them down below and voice out your reasons for voting them.

Toxic wastes dumped in Subic by US?

Here is an article I read in Inquirer pointing to the US dumping toxic wastes on Subic Bay. This deserves probing as any leak from these hazardous waste containers can damage the marine environment and the people relying on it for their  food and livelihood.

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US toxic wasted dumped in Subic
Businesses alarmed, prompting probe

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is investigating a US Navy contractor for allegedly dumping hazardous wastes on Subic Bay last month.

SBMA records showed that wastes dumped by the tanker MT Glenn Guardian were collected from American ships that joined the recently concluded joint military exercises in the country.

The tanker is one of the vessels owned by Glenn Defense Marine Asia, a Malaysian company operating in several countries which services American ships in the Philippines.

The allegations of waste dumping in Subic Bay have alarmed locators and environmental organizations in the free port.

Charo Simons, spokesperson of Subic Bay Freeport Chamber for Health and Environment Conservation, said the waste dumping was “deeply troubling to all of us who want to protect the environment in and around the Subic Bay area.”

“This company has a lot of explaining to do, and the SBMA has a duty to go after this company’s officials if they have endangered not only the environment but also everybody who lives and works here,” Simons said.

On Oct. 15, SBMA Ecology Center personnel inspected Glenn Guardian, then docked at the Naval Supply Depot area here due to a “hazard call” from another free port locator.

A copy of the SBMA spot report showed that the tanker was carrying some 189,500 liters of domestic waste and about 760 liters of bilge water (a combination of water, oil and grease), all of which were hauled from Emory Land, a US Navy ship.

On Oct. 16, a team from the Philippine Coast Guard’s marine pollution division, led by PO1 Enrico Viuda, and SBMA Ecology Center personnel boarded Glenn Guardian and another vessel, MT Glenn Enterprise, to take water samples and see whether the liquid waste was safe to be dumped into the sea.

But SBMA sources said Edilberto Acedilla, captain of Glenn Guardian, told the team that the liquid wastes had been dumped at least 37 kilometers (20 nautical miles) from Subic Bay.

An SBMA official involved in the investigation said the Coast Guard had told Acedilla that a permit was necessary since the tankers were dumping water in Philippine territory.

The official, who asked not to be named because of lack of authority to speak to the media, said the Coast Guard and the SBMA Ecology Center had not issued permits to Glenn Defense Marine Asia for the dumping.



High toxicity level

Test results of the water samples conducted by Subic Water and Sewerage Co., the firm contracted by the SBMA to test water samples taken from the vessels, showed that the level of toxicity of the liquid wastes exceeded the norm and went beyond levels set by international marine pollution conventions.

SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia said the results “confirmed that [Glenn Defense Marine Asia] did not treat the waste, which it should have.”

“There are treatment plants in Central Luzon, where the wastes should have been brought first before they dumped them,” he said.

Garcia added that although the Glenn Guardian captain claimed that the wastes were dumped in the West Philippine Sea, “they should have treated these first because that contained oily waste.”

Show cause letter

Garcia said the SBMA Ecology Center had issued a “show cause” letter to Glenn Defense Marine Asia, asking the company to explain the waste dumping that was supposedly done without proper permits.

The company, through its lawyers, sent the SBMA a reply on Nov. 6 and said the Presidential Commission on the Visiting Forces Agreement, not the government agency administering this free port, has jurisdiction over it.

Glenn Defense Marine Asia has been servicing vessels in Subic Bay since 2009, according to records. This year alone, 37 US Navy ships were serviced by the company and part of its service is to collect tons of liquid wastes from these ships.

Retired vice admiral

The Malaysian company’s Philippine operation is headed by retired Vice Adm. Mateo Mayuga, chair and chief executive officer of Glenn Defense Marine Asia Philippines Inc. Mayuga is a former flag officer in command of the Philippine Navy.

In July 2005, Mayuga, then inspector general of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, headed a panel that investigated the involvement of at least four military generals linked to the “Hello Garci” election fraud scandal.

The scandal involved tapped conversations supposedly between then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and then Election Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano on the alleged rigging of the 2004 presidential election results.

US Embassy statement

In a statement sent by e-mail, Cynthia Cook, deputy press attaché of the US Embassy in Manila, said: “We are aware of the allegations against Glenn Defense Marine Philippines, a contractor for the US Navy in the Philippines, and we understand there is an ongoing investigation by the Subic Bay Freeport authorities.”

Cook, however, said the US government would await the results of the investigation before it imposed sanctions, if any. “We will take appropriate action depending on the outcome of the investigation,” she said.

Article Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Top 10 Librarian Board Exam Passers (November 2012)

An alumnus of the University of the Philippines-Diliman topped the November 2012 Librarian Licensure Examination or Librarian Board Exam.

Brian Dayrit obtained 87.55% in the recently conducted Librarian Licensure Exam. The list of top 10 passers of the Librarian Board Exam are as follows:

RANKNAMESCHOOL%
1BRIAN LLOYD BAELLO  DAYRITUNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-DILIMAN87.55
2MARK ANTHONY ANDRESIO  SANTOSUNIVERSITY OF THE EAST-MANILA87.45
3FRANCES ELAINE LIRIO  LOWEUNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-DILIMAN86.90
4JOHN LOUIE TOBIO  ZABALAUNIVERSITY OF SAN JOSE-RECOLETOS86.30
5GENEVIEVE LOSEGRO  VIVEROHOLY CROSS OF DAVAO COLLEGE86.15
6LOUISE KAYE GUDMALIN  MENDOZA   UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-DILIMAN85.95
7AARON PAUL LAURENTE  MADRIÑANUNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-DILIMAN85.75
8JERIK-JAMES ESQUIVIAS  DIONELAUNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-DILIMAN85.70
9KARIS DAWN MANALO  SALINASUNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-DILIMAN85.50
10NOEL SALVADOR BERNARDO  CASIMIROUNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-DILIMAN85.45
 MA VICTORIA MONILLA  LAGOUNIVERSITY OF THE EAST-MANILA85.45

Librarian Board Exam November 2012 Results

The Professional Regulation Commission has released the list of passers in the November 2012 Librarian Licensure Examination, also known as the Librarian Board Exam. A total of 379 out of 812 examinees of the Librarian Licensure Exam passed.

The November 2012 Librarians Board Exam was held last November 4-5 in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Legazpi, The top 10 Board Exam passers are found here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

How to Get an NSO Authenticated or True Copy of Live Birth Certificate

Some of you may be wondering, where should you get your NSO authenticated birth certificate if you are living in areas near or within Pasay City, the city home to the biggest mall in Asia - SM Mall of Asia. Well it's just easy and convenient to obtain an NSO authenticated live birth certificate. Just follow the five (5) easy steps below.

Note that these steps to get an NSO certified copy of birth were based on my personal experience, though I cannot deny that there may be some comprehensible procedures in getting an NSO birth certificate.

Go to NSO Pasay
Before proceeding to NSO Pasay Office, bring a valid (government-issued ID) for certification, a pen, and an authorization letter if you are just to represent in claiming the live birth certificates. 

NSO Pasay is located at one of the shops in Hobbies Asia which is found alongside Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard near the Senate. You may opt to ride a multi-cab or jeepney going to MOA from Edsa Station (LRT)  and ask that you be dropped near Diosdado Macapagal Highway, then ride a blue/red multi-cab that passes along D Macapagal Blvd. Alternatively, you may ride a taxi upon reaching the boulevard (pay is approximately 50 Php) or walk through. It's just a few hundred meters from MOA; definitely, a good exercise!

Obtain an NSO application form
Once inside NSO Pasay, ask for an application form (usually a gray form) from the officers in the entrance booth. Fill out this application form according to your need.

Present your application form for checking
Approach the formal staff who are on standby near the first rows facing the payment counters. They will check the information you input and see to it that there's no blank left. Usually, incomplete forms are mostly made up of those forgotten to be signed at the back portion of the form.

Proceed to the payment counters
Once your application form is complete, you will then be asked to proceed to pay 140 Php per copy of NSO birth certificate. You will have to present your ID here.

Claim your NSO birth certificate/s
After paying, go out of the office and proceed to its direct back-connection area where you will claim your NSO authenticated birth certificates. It will take at least approximately 20 minutes before your name will be called, so take a seat and watch whatever program is being aired inside. This is the last step in getting an NSO certificate.

Hope these steps will serve as a guide for you to get your NSO birth certificate, for whatever reason you will be using it - employment (local or abroad), school requirement, personal issues, among others.

US Presidential Elections Partial Results

Here is a partial tally of results of the US Presidential Elections. Republican Mitt Romney leads with 88 out of the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the Presidential race. Incumbent President Barrack Obama has 79 electoral college votes, so far.

US Presidential Election Results (Partial)

OBAMA
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Connecticut 7
Delaware 3
Illinois 20
Maine 4
Maryland 10
Massachusetts 11
New Jersey 14
Rhode Island 4
Vermont 3
Washington, DC 3

ROMNEY
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Alabama 9
Arkansas 6
Georgia 16
Indiana 11
Kentucky 8
Mississippi 6
Oklahoma 7
South Carolina 9
Tennessee 11
West Virginia 5

TOTAL

Romney -- 88
Obama -- 79


Pending Results

Toss-Up States
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Colorado 9
Florida 29
Iowa 6
Michigan 16
Minnesota 10
Missouri 10
Nevada 6
New Hampshire 4
New Mexico 5
North Carolina 15
Ohio 18
Pennsylvania 20
Virginia 13
Wisconsin 10

Projected Republican
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Arizona 11
Alaska 3
Idaho 4
Kansas 6
Louisiana 8
Montana 3
Nebraska 5
North Dakota 3
South Dakota 3
Texas 38
Utah 6
Wyoming 3

Projected Democratic
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California 55
Hawaii 4
New York 29
Oregon 7
Washington 12

Results Source: InterAksyon

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Coca Cola Christmas 2012 Commercial

Christmas is definitely fast approaching. One of the things I look forward to while waiting for THE day is the release of creative, imaginary yuletide commercials especially from the biggest brands.

In the video below, Coca Cola's Open Happiness campaign has brought about a new commercial for the Christmas season. Coca Cola presents in its commercial the value of teamwork. Together, we make things happen.

Video Courtesy: Youtube channel ChristmasMusical

Schedule CPA Board Passers Registration

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has released the schedule of registration of the October 2012 Certified Public Accountants Licensure Examination or CPA Board Exam on Monday.

November 6, 2012ABA, Danmark GarnasatoCO, Wilyn May Anog
November 7, 2012  COBARRUBIAS, Ellis Victor Baldos        to        JARABE, Justa Faith Carreon
November 8, 2012JARAMILLO, Michelle Añanato PILAR, Quimie Flores
November 9, 2012PILI, Pristine Aira Deslateto   ZUñO, Jose Paolo Xavier

2012 PMPC Star Awards for TV full list of nominees

The 2012 PMPC (Philippine Movie Press Club) Star Awards for TV will take place on November 18 at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater of Ateneo De Manila University. It will be broadcast on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best on November 25. 

The hit Kapamilya drama series Walang Hanggan got 6 nominations including Best Drama Series, Best Drama Actor and Best Drama Actress.

Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2012 PMPC Star Awards for TV:


Best TV Station


ABS-CBN 2
Aksyon TV
GMA-7
GMA News TV 
IBC-13
NBN-4
Net 25
RPN-9
Studio 23
TV5 
UNTV 37


Best Drama Series


100 Days To Heaven (ABS-CBN)
Amaya (GMA-7)
Budoy (ABS-CBN)
Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN)
Munting Heredera (GMA-7)
Sa Ngalan Ng Ina (TV5)
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN)


Best Drama Actor


Coco Martin, Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN)
Dingdong Dantes My Beloved (GMA-7)
Eddie Garcia, Babaeng Hampaslupa (TV5)
Gerald Anderson, Budoy (ABS-CBN)
Jericho Rosales, Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN)
Piolo Pascual, Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN)
Richard Gomez, Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN)


Best Drama Actress


Dawn Zulueta, Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN)
Helen Gamboa, Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN)
Janice de Belen, Budoy (ABS-CBN)
Nora Aunor, Sa Ngalan Ng Ina (TV 5)
Rochelle Pangilinan, Amaya (GMA-7)
Susan Roces, Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN)
Xyriel Manabat, 100 Days To Heavem (ABS-CBN)


Best Child Performer


Bugoy Carino, E-Boy (ABS-CBN)
Jillian Ward, Luna Blanca (GMA 7)
Louise Abuel, 100 Days To Heaven (ABS-CBN)
Mona Louise Rey, Munting Heredera (GMA-7)
Xyriel Manabat, 100 Days To Heavem (ABS-CBN)
Yogo Singh, Walang Hanggan, (ABS-CBN)
Zaijian Jaranilla, Ikaw ang Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN)


Best Comedy/Gag Show


Banana Split (ABS-CBN)
Bubble Gang (GMA-7)
Goin’ Bulilit (ABS-CBN)
Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7)
Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7)
Toda Max (ABS-CBN)
Tweets For My Sweet (GMA-7)


Best Comedy Actor


Jose Manalo, The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto (TV5)
Michael V, Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7)
Ogie Alcasid, Bubble Gang (GMA-7)
Robin Padilla, Toda Max (ABS-CBN)
Roderick Paulate, Tweets For My Sweet (GMA-7)
Vhong Navarro, Toda Max (ABS-CBN)
Vic Sotto, The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto (TV5)


Best Comedy Actress


Angel Locsin, Toda Max (ABS-CBN)
Angelica Panganiban, Banana Split (ABS-CBN)
Manilyn Reynes, Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7)
Marian Rivera, Tweets For My Sweet (GMA-7)
Nova Villa, Tweets For My Sweet (GMA-7)
Pokwang, Toda Max (ABS-CBN)
Rufa Mae Quinto, Bubble Gang (GMA-7)


Best Single Performance by an Actor


Arjo Atayde, Maalaala Mo Kaya “Bangka” episode (ABS-CBN)
Gerald Anderson, Maalaala Mo Kaya “Jacket” episode (ABS-CBN)
JM de Guzman, Maalaala Mo Kaya “Balot” episode (ABS-CBN)
Noni Buencamino, Maalaala Mo Kaya “Sapatos” episode (ABS-CBN)
Phillip Salvador, Maalaala Mo Kaya “Ensaymada” episode (ABS-CBN)
Piolo Pascual, Maalaala Mo Kaya “Traysikel” episode (ABS-CBN)
Robin Padilla, Maalaala Mo Kaya “Kuweba” episode (ABS-CBN)


Best Single Performance by an Actress


Angel Aquino, Maalaala Mo Kaya “Manika” episode (ABS-CBN)
Brenna Garcia, Maalaala Mo Kaya “Cards” episode (ABS-CBN)
Gina Preno, Maalaala Mo Kaya “Sapatos” episode (ABS-CBN)
Iza Calzado, Maalaala Mo Kaya “Cross Stitch” episode (ABS-CBN)
Jane Oineza, Maalaala Mo Kaya “Manika” episode (ABS-CBN)
Maricel Soriano, Untold Stories Mula Sa Face To Face “Baldadong Puso” episode (TV5)
Sylvia Sanchez, Maalaala Mo Kaya “Aswang” episode (ABS-CBN)


Best New Female Tv Personality


Divine Lee, Extreme Makeover Home Edition (TV5)
Isabelle Daza, Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7)
Janine Gutierrez, Together Forever (GMA-7)
Jasmine Curtis Smith, Nandito Ako (TV5)
Karen Reyes, Toda Max (ABS-CBN)
Myrtle Sarrosa, Toda Max (ABS-CBN)
Ryzza Mae Dizon, Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7)


Best New Male Tv Personality


Arjo Atayde, Maalaala Mo Kaya “Bangka” episode (ABS-CBN)
Harvey Bautista, Goin’ Bulilit (ABS-CBN)
Khalil Ramos, Princess And I (ABS-CBN)
Kiko Estrada, Tween Hearts (GMA-7)
Michael Pangilinan, Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman (GMA -7)
Richard Yap, My Binondo Girl (ABS-CBN)
Slater Young, Wansapantaym “Magic Shoes” episode (ABS-CBN)


Best Drama Anthology


Maynila (GMA-7)
Real Confessions (TV5)
Star Confessions (TV5)
Untold Stories Mula sa Face To Face (TV5)


Best Musical/Variety Show


ASAP 2012 (ABS-CBN)
Hey It’s Saberday (TV5)
Party Pilipinas (GMA-7)
Sarah G Live (ABS-CBN)
Sessions On 25th Street (Net 25)
Sunday Funday (TV5)
Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman (GMA-7)


Best Male TV Host


Allan K, Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7)
Billy Crawford, ASAP 2012 (ABS-CBN)
German Moreno, Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman (GMA-7)
John Lloyd Cruz, ASAP 2012 (ABS-CBN)
Luis Manzano, Sarah G Live (ABS-CBN)
Ryan Agoncillo, Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7)
Vic Sotto, Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7)


Best Female TV Host


Julia Clarete, Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7)
KC Concepcion, ASAP 2012 (ABS-CBN)
Pia Guanio, Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7)
Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Party Pilipinas (GMA-7)
Sarah Geronimo, Sarah G Live (ABS-CBN)
Toni Gonzaga, ASAP 2012 (ABS-CBN)
Zsa Zsa Padila, ASAP 2012 (ABS-CBN)


Best Public Service Program


Ako Ang Simula (ABS-CBN)
Imbestigador (GMA-7)
Legal Forum (GMA News TV)
Public Atorni: Asunto O Areglo (TV5)
Salamat Dok (ABS-CBN)
Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7)
XXX (ABS-CBN)


Best Public Service Program Host


Anthony Taberna, Karen Davila, Atty. Potchy Labog – Ako Ang Simula (ABS-CBN)
Arnold Clavio – Rescue (GMA-7)
Bernadette Sembrano, Alvin Elchico – Salamat Dok (ABS-CBN)
Julius Babao, Pinky Webb, Anthony Taberna – XXX (ABS-CBN)
Mike Enriquez, Imbestigador (GMA-7)
Atty. Persida Acosta, Publi Atorni: Asunto O Areglo (TV5)
Vicky Morales, Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7)


Best Reality/Game Show


Amazing Cooking Kids (GMA-7)
Best Men (GMA News TV)
Game ‘N Go (TV5)
I Dare You (ABS-CBN)
It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN)
Manny Many Prizes (GMA-7)
Wil Time Bigtime (TV5)


Best Reality/Game Show Host


Judy Ann Santos, Junior Master Chef Pinoy Edition (ABS-CBN)
Luis Manzano, Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN)
Sharon Cuneta & Derek Ramsay, The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition (ABS-CBN)
Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzalez, & Robi Domingo, Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited (ABS-CBN)
Vic Sotto, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (TV5)
Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Billy Crawford, Karylle, Kim Atienza, Jugs Jugueta, Teddy Corpuz, Ryan Bang, Jhong Hilario, Coleen Garcia, Joy Rendon – It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN)
Willie Revillame, Mariel Rodriguez, Camille Villar, Lovely Abella, Shalani Soledad, Sugar Mercado, Beybisaya – Wil Time Bigtime (TV5)


Best Talent Search Program


ASOP (A Song Of Praise) Music Festival (UNTV 37)
Promil Pre-School I-Shine! Talent Camp (ABS-CBN)
Protégé: The Battle For The Big Break (GMA-7)
Talentadong Pinoy (TV5)
Talentadong Pinoy Kids (TV5)


Best Talent Search Program Host


Dimples Romana, Xian Lim, Matteo Guidicelli – Promil Pre-School I-Shine! Talent Camp (ABS-CBN)
Luis Manzano & Billy Crawford – Pilipinas Got Talent (ABS-CBN)
Dingdong Dantes, Ogie Alcasid & Jennylyn Mercado – Protégé: The Battle For The Big Break (GMA-7)
Richard Reynoso & Toni Rose Gayda – ASOP (A Song Of Praise) Music Festival (UNTV 37)
Ryan Agoncillo – Talentadong Pinoy (TV5)


Best Youth-Oriented Show


Bagets Just Got Lucky (TV5)
Good Vibes (ABS-CBN)
Growing Up (ABS-CBN)
Klasrum (UNTV 37)
LUV U (ABS-CBN)
Together Forever (GMA-7)
Tween Hearts (GMA-7)


Best Educational/Children Show


Batibot (TV5)
Born To Be Wild (GMA-7)
Convergence (NET 25)
Kabuhayang Swak Na Swak (ABS-CBN)
Kusina Master (GMA-7)
Matanglawin (ABS-CBN)
Pinoy Explorer (TV5)


Best Educational/Children Show Host


Aga Muhlach – Pinoy Explorer (TV5)
Bong Revilla Jr. – Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7)
Chef Boy Logro – Kusina Master (GMA-7)
Chris Tiu – I-Bilib (GMA-7)
Dimples Romana & Bobby Yan – Kabuhayang Swak Na Swak (ABS-CBN)
Kiko Rustia & Dr. Neilsen Donato – Born To Be Wild (GMA-7)
Kim Atienza – Matanglawin (ABS-CBN)


Best Celebrity/Showbiz Oriented Talk Show


Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN)
Kris TV (ABS-CBN)
Sharon Kasama Mo Kapatid (TV5)
Showbiz Central (GMA-7)
Spoon (NET 25)
Startalk (GMA-7)
The Buzz (ABS-CBN)


Best Male Celebrity/Showbiz Oriented Talk Show Host


Butch Francsico, Startalk (GMA-7)
Joey de Leon, Mel and Joey (GMA-7)
Michael V, Pare And Pare (GMA-7)
Ogie Alcasid, Pare And Pare (GMA-7)
Raymond Gutierrez, Showbiz Central (GMA-7)
Ricky Lo, Startalk (GMA-7)
Vice Ganda, Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN)


Best Female Celebrity/Showbiz-Oriented Talk Show Host


Cristy Fermin, Paparazzi (TV5)
Gladys Reyes, Moments (Net 25)
Janice de Belen, Spoon (Net 25)
KC Concepcion, The Buzz (ABS-CBN)
Kris Aquino, Kris TV (ABS-CBN)
Mel Tiangco, Powerhouse (GMA News TV)
Toni Gonzaga, The Buzz (ABS-CBN)


Best Magazine Show


Ang Pinaka (GMA News TV)
Anggulo (TV5)
Brigada (GMA News TV)
Good News (GMA News TV)
Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7)
Rated K (ABS-CBN)
Tunay Na Buhay (GMA-7)


Best Magazine Show Host


Jessica Soho, Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7)
Korina Sanchez, Rated K (ABS-CBN)
Luchi Cruz-Valdes, Anggulo (TV5)
Rhea Santos, Tunay Na Buhay (GMA-7)
Rovilson Fernandez, Ang Pinaka (GMA News TV)
Susan Enriquez & Cesar Apolinario, I Juander (GMA News TV)
Vicky Morales, Good News (GMA News TV)


Best Horror/Fantasy Program


Oka2Kat (ABS-CBN)
Pidol Wonderland (TV5)
Regal Shocker (TV5)
Spooky Nights (GMA-7)
Wansapanataym (ABS-CBN)


Best News Program


24 Oras (GMA-7)
Aksyon TV (TV 5)
Balitanghali (GMA News TV)
Bandila (ABS-CBN)
Saksi (GMA-7)
State of the Nation (GMA News TV)
TV Patrol (ABS-CBN)


Best Male Newscaster


Anthony Taberna, Iba-Balita Ni Anthony Taberna (Studio 23)
Arnold Clavio, Balita Pilipinas Primetime (GMA News TV)
Julius Babao, Bandila (ABS- CBN)
Mike Enriquez, 24 Oras (GMA-7)
Noli de Castro, TV Patrol (ABS-CBN)
Raffy Tima, Balitanghali (GMA News TV)
Ted Failon, TV Patrol (ABS-CBN)


Best Female Newscaster


Ces Drilon, Bandila (ABS-CBN)
Jessica Soho, State of the Nation (GMA News TV)
Karen Davila, Bandila (ABS-CBN)
Korina Sanchez, TV Patrol (ABS-CBN)
Mel Tiangco, 24 Oras (GMA-7)
Pia Arcangel, Balitanghali (GMA News TV)
Vicky Morales, Saksi (GMA-7)


Best Public Affairs Program


Bawal Ang Pasaway (GMA News TV)
Face To Face (TV5)
Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN)
Kasannga Mo Ang Langit (IBC-13)
Law Profile (UNTV 37)
Patrol Ng Pilipino (ABS-CBN)
The Bottom Line With Boy Abunda (ABS-CBN)


Best Public Affairs Program Host


Amy Perez, Face To Face (TV5)
Arlyn dela Cruz, Exclusive (Net25)
Boy Abunda, The Bottom Line With Boy Abunda (ABS-CBN)
Rey Langit & JR Langit, Kasannga Mo Ang Langit (IBC-013)
Ryan Chua, Zyann Ambrocio, Atom Araullo, Jenny Reyes, Gretchen Malalad, Apples Jalandoni, Dominic Almelor – Patrol Ng Pilipino (ABS-CBN 2)
Ted Failon, Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN)
Winnie Monsod, Bawal Ang Pasaway (GMA News TV)


Best Lifestyle/Travel Show


Biyaheng Langit (IBC-13)
Eat More Fun In The Philippines (GMA News TV)
Landmark (Net 25)
Pinoy Adventure (GMA-7)
Travel: More Fun In The Philippines (GMA News TV)
US Girls (Studio 23)
Weekend Getaway (GMA News TV)


Best Lifesytle/Travel Show Host


Angel Aquino, Iya Villania, Cheska Garcia-Kramer, US Girls (Studio 23)
Kara David, Susan Enriquez, Raffy Tima, Mariz Umali, Cesar Aploinario, Maey Bautista, Alberto “Betong” Sumaya – Travel: More Fun In The Philippines (GMA News TV)
Drew Arellano, Weekend Getaway (GMA News TV)
Faye de Castro Umandal, Landmark (Net 25)
Ina Alegre, Carl Balita, Joy Belmonte – Thumbs Up (Studio 23)
Rey Langit, Biyaheng Langit (IBC-13)
Richard Gutierrez, Pinoy Adventure (GMA-7)


Best Documentary Program


I Witness (GMA-7)
Investigative Documentaries (GMA News TV)
Krusada (ABS-CBN)
Reel Time (GMA News TV)
Reporter’s Notebook (GMA-7)
SOCO (ABS-CBN)
Storyline (ABS-CBN)


Best Documentary Program Host


Gus Abelgas – SOCO (ABS-CBN)
Hosts & Anchors of ABS-CBN News And Current Affairs – Krusada (ABS-CBN)
Jiggy Manicad, Maki Pulido – Reporter’s Notebook (GMA-7)
Kara David, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc, Sandra Aguinaldo – I-Witness (GMA-7)
Luchi Cruz-Valdes – Journo (TV5)
Martin Andanar – Crime Klasik (Aksyon TV)
Paolo Bediones – USI (TV5)


Best Documentary Special


Cheche Lazaro Presents EDSA At Pinoy (ABS-CBN)
Dolphy: Hari Ng Komedya (ABS-CBN)
Maalaala Mo Kaya 20th Anniversary (ABS-CBN)
Oras Na (GMA News TV)
Philippine Treasures (GMA-7)
Sa Hapag Ng Mga Bayani (GMA News TV)
Sagwan Ng Tagumpay (Studio 23)


Best Morning Show


Good Morning Club (TV5)
Good Morning Kuya (UNTV 37)
Home Page (Net 25)
Kumare Klub (TV5)
Metro One (PTV 4)
Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN)
Unang Hirit (GMA-7)


Best Morning Show Host/s


Alex Santos, Bernadette Sembrano, Anthony Taberna, Winnie Cordero, Andre Felix, Venus Raj, Iya Villania, Bianca Gonzalez, Gerry Baja, Ariel Ureta, Mj Felipe, Edmund Rosales – Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN)

Amy Perez, Tintin Bersola-Babao, Chiqui Roa-Puno – Kumare Klub (TV5)

Arnold Clavio, Ivan Mayrina, Lyn Ching-Pascual, Suzi Entrata-Abrera, Lhar Santiago, Rhea Santos-De Guzman Love Anover, Drew Arellano, Winnie Monsod, Pia Arcangel, Luanne Dy, Susan Enriquez, Connie Sison, Monica Verallo, Atty. Gabby Concepcion, Nathaniel “Mang Thanie” Cruz – Unang Hirit (GMA-7)

Daniel Razon, Rene Jose, Tony Arevalo, Beth Santiago, Lea Ylagan, Nica Alejar, Dondon Tenorio, Rolly Layug, Porky, Ponce, Minyong, Lyn Perez, Roberto “FPJ” Garcia, Pangyao, Mr. Bin, Rodel Flordeliz, Datgirl, Aldrin Solibet, Ronald Defeo – Good Morning Kuya (UNTV 37)

Issa Litton, Dianne Medina, Audrey Gorricetta, JC Tejano – Metro One (PTV 4)

Paolo Bediones, Martin Andanar, Cheryl Cosim, Chiqui Roa-Puno, Pat Fernandez, Shalala, Lucky Mercado, Amy Perez, Makata Tawanan, Tintin Bersola-Babao, Roda Magnaye, April Gustilo, Chef Raymar Reyes, Joseph Ubalde – Good Morning Kuya (UNTV 37)

Weng Dela Fuente, Alma Angeles, Nelson Lubao, Eduard Banez – Home Page (Net 25)


SPECIAL AWARDS


Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Award – Gloria Romero
Excellence In Broadcasting Award – Tina Monzon-Palma
Natatanging Alagad Ng Telebisyon – German Moreno


MARINA Authorized/Accredited Maritime Training Schools in PH

During the Monday episode of ABS-CBN’s public expose show XXX, Anthony Taberna revealed maritime schools which were deemed unauthorized to provide courses on basic safety training by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA).

The school in question was the Philippine Seafarers Training Center, Inc. in Quiapo (Manila) which still gives training courses despite a revoked license on Basic Safety Training Course (BST) since May 8, 2012. 


To check out if your maritime training school has been accredited by MARINA, here is a list/directory of authorized/accredited training programs conducted by maritime education and training providers as of September 3, 2012.
MARINA Accredited Schools for PH Maritime Training

PRC apologizes for error on CPA Board Exam results

An erratum on the list of passers of the CPA Board Exam conducted in October 2012 has been issued Monday by the Professional Regulation Commission..

The list indicated "that the University of the Philippines – Visayas – Cebu City did not have any board passers,” mentioning that “UP Visayas Cebu City does not offer Accountancy as a course.”

PRC stated that the error happened when the exam taker picked “University of the Philippines – Visayas – Cebu City” instead of “University of the Visayas – Cebu City” from the drop down list while filling out her online application form.

The erroneous data generated by the system was subsequently published along with the results, PRC explained further. PRC apologized to UP Visayas – Cebu City for the “oversight.”

Public warned on supplements' curing power

Warning out on supplements

MANILA, Philippines—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against believing the “curative claims” made by producers of dietary and food supplements in their advertisements to market their products.

FDA Acting Director Kenneth Hartigan-Go also said that consumers should not replace their prescribed medication with food and dietary supplements “unless otherwise advised by a physician.”

“The FDA hereby warns the public to be cautious in taking food or dietary supplements for curing purposes as they have no approved therapeutic claims,” Hartigan-Go said in a statement.

“This applies to testimonials given by certain individuals with or without the consent of food manufacturers, importers or distributors promoting or advertising said products,” he added.

Hartigan-Go said the FDA requires manufacturers of food supplements to print “No approved therapeutic claims” on their labels to inform consumers that these supplements have “no approved curative effects.”

Hartigan-Go said the FDA issues certificates of product registration only to food and dietary supplements that are compliant with regulatory requirements.

“The registration status of any food or dietary supplement can be checked through FDA landline 8425606,” he added.

Monday, November 5, 2012

(VIRAL) Funny and Witty Tagalog Translations of Popular Songs

The following list of songs and their funny Tagalog translations, currently being re-posted on Facebook walls, really caught my attention as it was really made to entertain and entice the readers to share it to others.
  • Bumuntis kay Andi Eigenmann (I’ll Be)
  • Hininga Mo (Killing me softly)
  • Pasukan na naman (What The Hell)
  • Na-stroke (The Man Who Can't Be Moved)
  • SINONG UMUTOT? (It Might Be You)
  • Puyat na naman (12:51)
  • Ngipin mo (Black and Yellow)
  • Napkin na hindi magaling mag-absorb (Careless Whisper)
  • Hinoldap ako. (I Have Nothing)
  • Pinaka magandang lugar sa mundo (Next To You)
  • Wag ka ng kumanta (It Will Rain)
  • LAHAT MAGANDA (You are the only exception)
  • May ipis sa paa mo!! (Oppa Gangnam Style)
  • MAY HANDAAN (I'll Be There)
  • NATATAE NA KO. (I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore)
  • PHOTOSHOP (What Makes You Beautiful )
  • Talsik Laway. (Fireworks)
  • DI KITA IIWAN. (Love The Way You Lie)
  • Pinakaayaw na day (Mandy)
  • UUTOT AKO (LISTEN)
  • Pagkain (Born to love you)
  • Pangit (Someone like you)
  • Utot mo (Grenade)
  • Utang mo. (Do You Remember)
  • Kili-Kili mo. (Welcome to Black Parade)
  • TAKONG (You Raise Me Up)
  • PAPAYAT DIN AKO. (The Impossible Dream)
Hope you guys all had a good laugh! It feels great to recover after a hard day's work/study. There are more funny posts and interesting articles to come so do check out Spotlight Philippines regularly.

Nov 2012 Librarian Board Exam Results

UPDATE: The results of the Librarian Licensure Exam or Board Exam are found here.

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In a few days after examination taking, the Professional Regulation Commission will release the list of results of the November 2012 Librarian Licensure Examination, also called Librarian Board Exam, held last November 4-5, 2012.

The passers list of the November 2012 Librarian Board Exam, held in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Legazpi, will be released online in the coming days by the PRC.

Keep updated. Follow Spotlight Philippines through the links found on the side panels of the blog.

Avail of the Starbucks 2013 Planner!

Hey Starbucks planner fans! Starbucks Philippines has recently unveiled its limited edition 2013Planner last November 3, 2012. As per mechanics of this promo, customers may start collecting their stickers/stamps to get one of these Limited Edition Starbucks Philippines 2013 Planners. 

The Starbucks Philippines 2013 planners, attached with a magnetic bookmark, come in three different leather covers – white, green and black.. It contains 13 “kindness cards” for various Starbucks treats easy to share with your loved ones. These kindness cards may be used at any Starbucks shop in the Philippines during the specified period mentioned in it.

Photo Courtesy: Starbucks Philippines Facebook Page

To receive/claim one (1) Starbucks planner, you must be able to collect a total of seventeen (17) stickers: nine (9) Christmas beverage plus eight (8) core beverages except bottled drinks. For everry purchase of Starbucks beverage, you get one Starbucks stamp/sticker.

Mario Maurer on GGV (Gandang Gabi Vice) Full Replay

Thai actor/model and hearthrob Mario Maurer guested on comedy show Gandang Gabi Vice (GGV). It seemed that everyone who watched the GGV episode with Mario, including guys, were amazed creating stirs on web and making trends on Facebook feeds and Twitter posts.

Maurer came to the Philippines to plug with Kapamilya actress Erich Gonzales their Star Cinema movie “Suddenly, It’s Magic”.

Known to his fans as P'Shone in the movie "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", this boy-next-door turned out to become one of the international endorsers of Filipino clothing line Penshoppe.

A lot of people watched the episode of Mario Maurer having fun with Vice Ganda and some of his co-actors including Joross Gamboa and Kakai.

View below the complete (full) video replay of Gandang Gabi Vice (GGV) with Mario Maurer and Erich Gonzales as main guests.

Video Courtesy: Youtube user Nathaniel Castro

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AirPhil | PAL Express Promo (November 2012)

PAL's low-cost carrier, AirPhil Express or recently re-branded PAL Express, is currently giving out lower base fare flight tickets in its promo for its Manila, Clark and Cebu routes.

1.00 Php BASE FARE: fly from Cebu to Bacolod, Butuan, Caticlan, Cagayan De Oro, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legazpi, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Surigao, Tacloban, Zamboanga.

1.00 Php BASE FARE: fly from Clark to Cebu, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa

288 Php BASE FARE: fly from Manila to Busuanga, Legazpi, Masbate, Naga, Tuguegarao, Puerto Princesa

488 Php BASE FARE: fly from Manila to Calbayog, Caticlan, Catarman, Dumaguete, Kalibo, Roxas, Tacloban

888 Php BASE FAREfly from Manila to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore; from Clark to Singapore, Hongkong; and from Cebu to Hongkong.

Selling Period: November 5-8, 2012
Travel Period: June 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013

For flight booking, visit Airphil Express official website.

PGT (Pilipinas Got Talent) Online Audition: How to Join

Season 4 of ABS-CBN's Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) will premiere early next year! Online audition for PGT has been extended until December 30, 2012.


Found below are easy steps on how to audition online in Pilipinas Got Talent.


Online PGT audition qualifications:

  • Current and newly registered CGEzens.
  • No age limit.

How to join the Online PGT audition:

  • Register at CGEtv for you to be able to upload a video.
  • Upload your video not exceeding 2 minutes; no cut or edit. Make sure that your video is clear. Put it in the “Pilipinas Got Talent Season 4” category.
  • Submission of entries is extended until December 30, 2012 at 11:59 PM.
  • CGEtv says if you are qualified, a PGT staff will contact you via the email address used upon registration.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Spotted: Cute pets playing dead! Cuteness overload!

Have you ever seen pets playing dead with their masters? Well here is a compilation of dogs, cats, and hamsters lying on the floor, playing victim of a gunshot upon hearing their master say "bang!". Enjoy watching!

The compilation of video footage showing domesticated cuties acting like they've been shot runs for 2 minutes and 37 seconds. It was released by CompilarizTV on October 28, 2012.

Video Courtesy: Youtube channel CompilarizTV

What's your favorite part? Comment it down below! My cutest parts are the video of the dolphin sinking underwater and the pug portraying an injured victim. :)

iPad Mini, iPad 4 Sale Price

The iPad Mini and the iPad 4 have now arrived in the Philippines, with units already being sold in online stores like Sulit, eBay PH, and Widget City.

For the sale prices of the iPad Mini and the iPad 4 in Widget City, please find it below.

Prices of  iPad Mini (WiFi only):
  • 16GB White - 19,790 | Black - 19,490
  • 32GB - 23,990
  • 64GB - 28,290
Prices of iPad 4 (WiFi only):
  • 16GB - 22,490
  • 32GB - 26,490
  • 64GB - 30,990
Stocks are said to be available on Monday, with online reservation being accepted as transaction. Each iPad Mini, iPad 4 buyer will also receive a FREE screen protector.

September 2012 Teachers Board Exam Results

The list of the results of the Teachers Board Exam, including the list of topnotchers and top schools, will be released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) several weeks prior exam period. It's possible that the Teachers Licensure Exam results list will be posted online after forty (40) working days or earlier.

It will actually take time since there were a lot of teachers nationwide who took it up.

Examinees or takers of the Teachers Board Exam can check this site regularly fo updates on the result of the Board for Teachers which was held nationwide on September 30, 2012.

Keep updated on this post by following Spotlight Philippines through links on the side panels of the blog.

Strong quake, M-6.5, rocks Surigao

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattled Surigao del Sur Saturday forcing its residents to flee briefly to higher ground, although no reports of damage were registered and no tsunami warnings were issued.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the quake struck at 2:17 AM, with its epicenter 22 kilometers northeast of Tandag City, or 832 km southeast of Manila, at a depth of 78 kilometers.

The US Geological Survey read magnitude 6.4 in this quake.

PHIVOLCS recorded several aftershocks, but it was reportedly hardly felt in the area. The residents of Tandag, after moving to higher grounds of the provincial capitol, went back to their homes shortly after.

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