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Lessons Toni Gonzaga picked up from ‘Siargao’

Actress and TV host Toni Gonzaga talked about the lessons she picked up after seeing the new paradise flick "Siargao". Gonzaga posted anInstagram photoon Monday which featured her husband, the movie's director Paul Soriano, reading a script against a backdrop of a glistening blue sea. She wrote in the caption that while watching themovie, she learned to be still, be patient and allow the story to grow on her. Eventually, she felt like she was no longer in the cinema, as if she was transported to the island itself, following intently the story of the characters. "It's simple, direct, raw and real," Gonzaga said. "No big gestures, just pure and heartfelt scenes that speak s...Keep on reading: Lessons Toni Gonzaga picked up from ‘Siargao’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerDec 26th, 2017

LOOK: Paul Soriano, Toni and Alex Gonzaga brainstorm for new film

MANILA, Philippines – After his successful Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry Siargao , Paul Soriano is on to his next project – and by the looks of it, it’s going to be a family affair. The MMFF Best Director awardee is working on a new film with none other than ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Cacai on estranged ‘Love’ Ahron: Who am I not to forgive?

There are people who just aren't meant to be together romantically and are probably better off as friends," said comedienne Cacai Bautista when asked about the status of her relationship with actor Ahron Villena. Cacai admitted not talking to Ahron for over a year because she felt hurt that the latter publicly denied ever having had a romantic relationship with her. This was even though they were often seen together and went on trips abroad, or that Cacai would refer to him as "Love." "I've learned a lot of lessons from what happened between us. I'm sure he picked up a lot of things from it, as well. I've become more mature because of it. Who am I not to forgive?" the comedienn...Keep on reading: Cacai on estranged ‘Love’ Ahron: Who am I not to forgive?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 15 min. ago

LOOK: Toni Gonzaga marks 3rd wedding anniversary to Paul Soriano with throwback picture

It seems uncanny if not admirable that someone like Toni Gonzaga--who has lived under the spotlight long enough--would choose to mark her wedding anniversary absent of all the pomp and noise that c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Eduard Folayang and his familiar path to glory

Eduard Folayang has been here before. Back in 2014, after racking up back-to-back wins in in a span of half a year, the Team Lakay star was slowly building a name for himself as a top-tier contender in ONE Championship’s lightweight division. A third straight win would have possibly put him in the title picture. And then, he ran into Russian Timofey Nastyukhin. A sequence that will forever be burned in the minds of Filipino MMA fans, Nasytukhin dropped Folayang with a well-timed flying knee to the jaw, and then finished it off with a crushing soccer kick, back when soccer kicks were allowed. While it wasn’t Folayang’s first stoppage loss, it was arguably his most violent to date. The Filipino MMA star lay motionless in front of a Filipino crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena. It took Folayang over a year before he made his return, a decision win over Tetsuya Yamada. That win would set Folayang on his path to the ONE Lightweight Word Championship, one of the most celebrated stories in MMA in the past couple of years. Roughly three years removed since his knockout loss to Nastyukhin at the Mall of Asia Arena, it would seem like a cruel repetition of history, as Folayang would once again find himself staring up at the MoA Arena lights in late 2017. Folayang, a single day away from celebrating his one-year anniversary of being a ONE world champion, saw his spot at the top of the lightweight division taken away with one, well-timed overhand right, courtesy of Martin Nguyen. Nguyen made history that night at the expense of Folayang, becoming ONE Championship’s first ever two-division world champion. For the Pinoy MMA hero, it was another setback, not unlike the many he’s faced through the course of his career.   The Road to Redemption No matter what other people said, those who knew him knew he’d be back, and one of those whose believe never wavered was that of ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, saying that this is just the start of Folayang's journey.  So finally, when it was announced that Folayang would indeed be coming back to the cage, it was a big deal. Immediately, it was clear that redemption was on the former champion’s mind. “Yun naman ang nagpapa-sarap sa isang life story, yung paano ka mag-rise after you fall, and it adds a lot of spices sa life if ganun ulit yung mangyayari, although syempre may different versions yung story ng bawat isa sa atin, and I’m still looking forward on my redemption in this upcoming fight.” Folayang said. Folayang’s return was set for May, in one of the most-stacked ONE cards of the year, and even with three world title bouts featuring the biggest ONE Championship stars also on the card, Filipino fight fans’ eyes were on Folayang’s highly-anticipated return.   Parallel Experiences With 25 professional bouts under his belt, Eduard Folayang isn’t new to the game, by any means. From fighting in front of small crowds to main eventing a packed Singapore Indoor Stadium for the world title, Folayang has seen it all and done it all, that’s why pre-fight jitters isn’t expected to be an issue for a fighter the caliber and experience of ‘The Landslide.’ And while it wasn’t so much as jitters, Folayang admits that he had a lot going through his head in the days leading up to his comeback fight. “Yung siguro sa akin lang, andaming pumapasok sa isipan ko, hindi mo maiiwasan yung mga ‘what ifs’ mga paano kung natalo ulit ako dito, ganun,” Folayang told ABS-CBN Sports. Having already been in this situation before, Folayang added that it was indeed a big help being able to look back at a parallel experience. “Oo naman, nakatulong, kasi looking back noong 2014, nung na-knockout din ako kay Timofey, tapos yung same feeling nung kakalabanin ko ulit nung 2016 si Tetsuya Yamada, andaming tumatakbo sa utak, mas lalo na since naging champion ako, syempre hindi mawawala yung expectations ng tao and andyan na yung mga bashers e, naka-ready na sila. So the best thing to do is dapat maging mentally strong and accurate sa pagpapatupad ng gameplan para manalo.” And implement a gameplan successfully, he did.   The Comeback Against an undefeated grappler in Russian Kharun Atlangeriev, Folayang was visibily patient and picked his shots while shrugging off takedown attempts to earn the unanimous decision win. “Yun yung isa sa mga nakita ko na parang naging cautious ako, siguro yung thinking na talagang parang masyadong worth yung game, as much as possible talaga, hindi mo na iniisip na maging fancy  yung fight, mas nananaig yung goal mo na manalo.” Folayang said of his performance against Atlangeriev. “Siguro yun yung isa sa mga pinaka-reason kung bakit medyo naging conservative yung approach ko sa fight, at saka napansin ko din, although gusto ko mag-all out, very passive yung kalaban eh, hindi mo alam kung ano yung iniisip niya, yun din yung isa sa mga naging reason.” Folayang went on record and gave himself a three out of five rating in his comeback fight. While ultimately he was happy with the result, the Baguio City native believes that he could have done way more, and that’s what he intends to do in the future. “Masaya, although sa akin I believe I can do much better, syempre ngayon comeback fight kasi kaya andyan palagi yung pressure, the more we learn a lot of lessons, the more na magiging maganda yung adjustment natin for the upcoming bouts na dadating.” Step one of the comeback was complete.   Second Shot at Glory And again, Eduard Folayang finds himself on the comeback trail. The 34-year old Team Lakay star has successfully bounced back from a loss, but arguably more important now is what lies ahead. With the win, Folayang is on his way, if not already back in the title picture, and if you ask him, he’ll be the first to tell you that he’s ready to get back what was once his. “Parang more na na-boost yung desire ulit para makabalik dun sa nawala sa atin, and hopefully this year, magkaroon ulit ng opportunity para maka-laban for the title.” Fueling the fire even more for Folayang is the fact that after seeing Nguyen’s last two bouts - a unanimous decision loss to ONE Bantamweight World champion Bibiano Fernandes and a split decision win over Christian Lee - he feels he can perform better if given a second go-around. “Especially after panoorin yung last two fights nung tumalo sa akin, parang nasasayangan ba. Feeling ko talaga, mas deserving na ako yung nakahawak, parang ganun yung pakiramdam ko.” Folayang shared. “Parang I could have done better kung hindi lang ako naging careless on one point, and kung na-oversee ko lang talaga na yung strength ko, dun ako papasukin.” While only time will tell whether or not Folayang does get a shot at the title again, whether a rematch or be it against someone else, the former champ is certain that he’s still in this, and he’s hungrier than ever for another taste of glory. “Malakas pa rin eh [yung hunger], it’s just a matter of paano natin alagaan yung career natin, yung health natin, iba kasi, yun din yung kagandahan ng mixed martial arts eh, the more na pumupunta yung age mo, the more na mas nagiging cautious ka, hindi na lang puro lakas yung ilalaban mo kundi parang nagiging wiser ka na din sa approach mo.” “I think yung hunger ko andun parin, I’m still hungry.” Folayang adds. When it’s all said and done, Folayang won’t be happy with just being at the top once and then crashing down after. For the Team Lakay star, there are still chapters to be written as he begins what is hopefully another run towards the pinnacle of the sport. “Yun naman yung gusto natin, hindi yung natapos na yung end ng chapter ng story natin, kundi may mga magaganda and exciting stories pa na maisusulat in that book.” After all, “multi-time world champion” Eduard Folayang has better ring to it, no? “Yun yung gusto natin, mas magandang pakinggan.” Eduard Folayang’s been here before, and if you’ve been paying attention, you know that this is just the start of great things to come......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

LOOK: Toni Gonzaga sports shortest hair yet

LOOK: Toni Gonzaga sports shortest hair yet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Billy at Coleen sa Biyernes na ang kasal

ANG co-host ni Billy Crawford na si Toni Gonzaga sa Pinoy Got Talent (PGT) ang nag-reveal on TV last Sunday evening sa kanilang programa na sa darating na Biyernes (April 20) na ang kasal ni Billy at ng kanyang fiancee na si Coleen Garcia. Although hindi sinabi ni Toni ang….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

LOOK: Michigan student saves squirrel’s life through CPR, thanks to lessons from ‘The Office’

One student in Michigan saved the life of a squirrel in dire need of breathafter it almost drowned, all thanks to a life hack she learned from "The Office". Freshman Natalie Belsito of Central Michigan University knew what she had to do upon seeing the animal struggling for air, after it fell in a nearby pond. Thanks to what she picked up from Dunder Mifflin manager Michael Scott (played by actor Steve Carell in the series' United States iteration), the student managed to extend the life of the squirrel by performing CPR. Belsito managed to take a video of her saving the squirrel's life, as seen in this Twitter video she uploaded last Wednesday. As of this writing, her post has...Keep on reading: LOOK: Michigan student saves squirrel’s life through CPR, thanks to lessons from ‘The Office’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

New moms face hard choice: Keep babies or have them adopted

(Last of two parts) Call it a crash course on motherhood. At Grace To Be Born, a halfway house in Pampanga province for young mothers in crisis, a typical day starts with prayers, followed by household chores, Bible studies, film viewing sessions and seminars, said social worker Jinky Tubonglupa. But learning about child care takes priority over all other activities. A quick visit to the center, however, shows the need for more lessons on bonding. The babies at the nursery looked happy but were noticeably starved for attention. They greeted guests with smiles and raised arms --- universal signs for a plea to be picked up and cuddled. At 4 years old, "Jenny" is one of t...Keep on reading: New moms face hard choice: Keep babies or have them adopted.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Karen Davila narrates ‘traumatic’ Siargao experience

News anchor Karen Davila recounted on her Facebook account a "traumatic" experience she and her family went through while vacationing in Siargao Island on Friday. Davila and her family members--husband DJ Sta. Ana with two sons David and Lucas--flew to the island last Wednesday, where they were billeted at Isla Cabana resort. The news anchor immediately booked surfing lessons for her sons. Siargao is a known surfing destination. The resort contacted a certain Junrey Taoy, a known seasoned surfing instructor "whom the resort often outsourced for guests" wanting to learn the basics of surfing. Taoy reportedly recommended his friend Jocol Valerio to train Davila's older son David...Keep on reading: Karen Davila narrates ‘traumatic’ Siargao experience.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

No Bull: Buffalo pulls off big upset, knocks off Arizona

Results from the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday (Friday, PHL time): ___ EAST REGION ALABAMA 86, VIRGINIA TECH 83 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 21 of his team-high 24 points after halftime to lead Alabama over Virginia Tech for the Crimson Tide's first NCAA Tournament win in a dozen years. John Petty kept ninth-seeded Alabama (20-15) in it while Sexton struggled during a sluggish opening half and finished with 20 points while shooting 6 of 8 on 3-pointers. Sexton found a rhythm in the second half, including a handful of big shots over the final five minutes to give the Crimson Tide a bit of breathing room in a game that featured 10 lead changes, with no team ever being up by more than seven points. Justin Robinson scored 19 points to lead the eighth-seeded Hokies (21-12). FLORIDA 77, ST. BONAVENTURE 62 DALLAS (AP) — Egor Koulechov scored 20 points and Florida eased past St. Bonaventure, ending the Bonnies' postseason run two days after their first NCAA Tournament victory in 48 years. Jalen Hudson scored 16 points and Chris Chiozza had 11 assists for the sixth-seeded Gators (21-12), who have reached the Elite Eight the past five times they've been in the tournament. A whirlwind week finally caught up with the Bonnies (26-8), who finished at 35 percent shooting but were in the 20s when the outcome was in doubt. Courtney Stockard led St. Bonaventure with 14 points after scoring 26 in a win over UCLA in a First Four game in Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday. VILLANOVA 87, RADFORD 61 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jalen Brunson scored 16 points and top-seeded Villanova hit 14 3-pointers to rout Radford. The Wildcats (31-4) played to near-perfection for the first 30 minutes and led 44-23 at halftime. The Highlanders (23-13) posed no threat at becoming the first 16 seed to ever knock off a No. 1 in the tournament. TEXAS TECH 70, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 60 DALLAS (AP) — Keenan Evans scored 19 of his 23 points after halftime and third-seeded Texas Tech ended the game on a 13-2 run. Evans' layup with 3:58 left put the Big 12 runner-up Red Raiders (25-9) ahead to stay. Texas Tech will next play the winner of the Florida-St. Bonaventure game. SFA (28-7), the Southland Conference tournament champion, led by eight early in the second half. ___ SOUTH REGION BUFFALO 89, ARIZONA 68 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wes Clark scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 23 and No. 13 seed Buffalo pulled off the biggest upset of the opening round, rolling over No. 4 seed Arizona. The smaller Bulls (27-8) used their quickness to zip around the Wildcats (27-8), scoring at the rim and on kickout 3-pointers. Defensively, Buffalo neutralized Arizona's size inside by collapsing on the paint, forcing the Wildcats to shoot from the perimeter. Arizona went 2 for 18 from beyond the 3-point arc, while the Bulls knocked down 15 of 30. CJ Massinburg had 19 points and Buffalo shredded Arizona's defense at a 55-percent clip for the program's first NCAA Tournament win. TENNESSEE 73, WRIGHT STATE 47 DALLAS (AP) — Admiral Schofield had 15 points and 12 rebounds as third-seeded Tennessee advanced to the second round by overwhelming Wright State. Lamonte Turner had 19 points and a career-high nine assists for the Volunteers (26-8), SEC co-champions in the regular season after being picked in the preseason to finish 13th in the 14-team league. They'll next play Loyola-Chicago on Saturday. Wright State (25-10) was the Horizon League tournament champ. KENTUCKY 78, DAVIDSON 73 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Kentucky didn't make a 3-point for the first time in a game since 1988, but still did enough to top Davidson. Fifth-seeded Kentucky (25-10) went 0 for 6 from behind arc after hitting a 3 in a nation-best streak of 1,047 games. Kevin Knox scored 25 for Kentucky, which next plays the Arizona-Buffalo winner. Davidson (21-12) made 11 3-pointers, led by six from Jon Axel Gudmundsson, who finished with 21 points. LOYOLA-CHICAGO 64, MIAMI 62 DALLAS (AP) — Donte Ingram hit a 3-pointer from the March Madness logo just before the buzzer, lifting Loyola-Chicago over Miami 64-62 in its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1985. Ingram's long shot came from well above the key. The 11th-seeded Ramblers (29-5) matched the school record for wins from their 1963 national championship team. Loyola was boosted by a pregame prayer from its team chaplain, 98-year-old Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt. The buzzer sounded as Ingram's shot went in, but officials put 0.3 seconds back on the clock. A desperation pass by Miami (22-10) bounced away harmlessly. ___ MIDWEST REGION KANSAS 76, PENN 60 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Devonte Graham ignited sluggish Kansas midway through the first half, pouring in 29 points and lifting his top-seeded team. Lagerald Vick added 14 points for the Jayhawks (28-7), who trailed the Ivy League champs 21-11 with about 7 minutes left in the first half. Kansas advanced to play Seton Hall. A.J. Brodeur had 14 points to lead the Quakers (24-9). DUKE 89, IONA 67 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marvin Bagley III dominated in his NCAA Tournament debut, pouring in 22 points to go with seven rebounds as Duke rolled. The Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year made 10 of 14 shots in 32 minutes and grabbed seven rebounds. Grayson Allen scored 16 points as the second-seeded Blue Devils (27-7) powered past 15th-seeded Iona (26-7). Duke will next play Rhode Island. RHODE ISLAND 83, OKLAHOMA 78, OT PITTSBURGH (AP) — E.C. Matthews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime and Rhode Island topped dynamic scorer Trae Young and the Sooners. The seventh-seeded Rams (26-7) won a game in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season and will play Duke on Saturday. Young scored 28 points on 9-for-18 shooting with six turnovers. The freshman scored 13 straight points for Oklahoma (18-14) late in regulation and made two free throws to open OT. SETON HALL 94, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 83 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Khadeen Carrington scored 26 points, Desi Rodriguez added 20 and eighth-seeded Seton Hall won a foul-filled first-round matchup. Myles Powell added 19 points and Angel Delgado scored 13 for the Pirates (22-11), who led the entire way a year after a late meltdown cost them against Arkansas. Allerik Freeman hit six 3-pointers and had 36 points to lead No. 9 seed North Carolina State (21-12). The only thing that slowed down the high-scoring, up-and-down matchup was the whistles. The teams combined for 53 fouls. ___ WEST REGION MICHIGAN 61, MONTANA 47 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Charles Matthews had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Michigan locked down on defense and the third-seeded Wolverines beat Montana in a plodding game. Michigan (29-7) trailed by 10 in the opening minutes, struggled to get into rhythm until late in the first half, and never really went on a big run to seize control of the game. Instead, coach John Beilein's team methodically drew away over a long period of the second half when No. 14 seed Montana (25-8) failed to score. Michael Oguine and Ahmaad Rorie scored 15 points apiece to lead the Grizzlies. GONZAGA 68, UNC GREENSBORO 64 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Zach Norvell Jr. hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 20.8 seconds left to help Gonzaga escape a major scare. The fourth-seeded Bulldogs (31-4) trailed 64-62 with 1:48 left after squandering a 12-point lead they took early in the second half. Gonzaga, in its 20th straight NCAA tournament, won its first game of March Madness for the 10th year in a row. UNC Greensboro (27-8) was the Southern Conference champ. OHIO STATE 81, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 73 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Kam Williams made a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:36 left, then added a trio of free throws after being fouled on another 3-point attempt to lift Ohio State. The fifth-seeded Buckeyes (25-8) built a 13-point lead by reeling off 16 straight points midway through the second half. Ohio State advanced to play Gonzaga. The teams met in November and the Zags romped 86-59. Mike Daum scored 27 points for 12th-seeded South Dakota State (28-7). HOUSTON 67, SAN DIEGO STATE 65 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Rob Gray scored 39 points, including a wind-milling layup that just trickled over the rim with 1.1 seconds left that lifted sixth-seeded Houston. Trey Kell's off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer was no good for 11th-seeded San Diego State (22-11). Houston (27-7) posted its first tournament win since 1984......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Toni Gonzaga shares values she and Paul slowly try to instill in Baby Seve

    In this digital age and modernism, raising kids are more challenging than it was before. But celebrity couple Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano are determined to keep Baby Seve's foundations whole by instilling in him values even at an early age. "Of course 'yung obedience niya sa parents niya, humility also I told Paul I want Seve to grow up na humble siya and 'yun siguro God-fearing 'yung respect niya to people and humility," Toni said at the press launch of their newest endorsement as a family, Red Ribbon. "I want to see how much I can exercise his imagination and open his mind to create. I actually can't wait to learn from him and learn from his perspective,...Keep on reading: Toni Gonzaga shares values she and Paul slowly try to instill in Baby Seve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

'Iniintindi ko na lang' --- Alas after spat with Nabong

In another unfortunate incident, Globalport's Kelly Nabong earned himself an ejection after going after game officials and Phoenix head coach Louie Alas. After a series of non-calls that didn't go his way, Nabong snapped late in the first half of the Phoenix-Globalport matchup in the Philippine Cup Friday at the Big Dome. Nabong first went after the referees, asking for a foul on his previous offensive play. He then went after Alas and the two exchanged profanities and middle fingers. Both Alas and Nabong were then called for a technical foul for profane language but the Globalport forward was tossed after he got another tech for disrepecting a game official. "I don't know, kinausap ko yung referee kasi minura na siya ni [Kelly]. Sabi ko 'ref, you have to control him,'" Alas said on the incident. "May sinabi siyang bad word [sakin] eh. Sabi ko you picked the wrong guy so nagmura lang ng namura. Di naman pwedeng ganoon. Wala siyang... napaka-disrespectful siya," he added. Alas even went to Nabong's previous history with Meralco after the incident. Nabong was suspended by the Bolts after he had a bench altercation with assistant coach Jimmy Alapag during Game 1 of the 2017 Governors' Cup semifinals. Nabong was later released and he found himself with Globalport. "Wala na nga siya sa kabilang team eh. Sabi nga natin, dapat sa pinanggalingan, dapat natututo tayo sa lessons," Alas said. "But anyway, spur of the moment yun eh. Iniintindi ko na lang. Di sya pwedeng ganoon, di naman tayo tumanda ng ganito para [murahin] di ba," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018

Music Evolution: Toni Gonzaga

W e love her movies. We love her TV shows. But ultimately, we love Toni Gonzaga's heartfelt songs. We just can't wait for what's next for the country's multimedia star! Watch he.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

How Toni found peace in Baby Seve’s world

MANILA, Philippines — When Toni Gonzaga arrived for interview as Pampers newest endorser at Le Petit Souffle at SM Megamall, she was all dolled up in a turqu.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018
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John Lloyd enjoy pa kay Ellen, ayaw pang magtrabaho

SOBRANG nagi-enjoy ngayon sa kanilang relasyon ang magkasintahang John Lloyd Cruz at Ellen Adarna na siyang dahilan kung bakit ayaw pa ng dalawa laluna si John Lloyd bumalik sa trabaho. Walang nakakaalam kung kelan babalikan ni John Lloyd ang kanilang weekly sitcom ni Toni Gonzaga, ang “Home Sweetie Home” kaya….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

LIST: MMFF Best Director Paul Soriano’s 10 most recommended movies

MANILA, Philippines — When not shooting a film, Paul Soriano spends his time watching movies with his son and his wife, actress Toni Gonzaga......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Cignal closes elims campaign on a high note, faces Cocolife in the quarters

Cignal played with a crippled roster, but it hardly mattered as import Alexis Matthews asserted her dominance at the middle en route to a 25-21, 25-16, 25-14 victory over Victoria Sports-UST in the 2017 Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Matthews was a solid force to be reckoned with as she single-handedly towed the HD Spikers to a morale-boosting victory. With the win, the HD Spikers formally closed their eliminations campaign at the fourth spot with a 4-4 win-loss card to book a quarterfinal duel with fifth-seed Cocolife on Thursday. F2 Logistics, meanwhile, is set to take the top spot provided that it prevails by at least four sets against newcomer Iriga City. If that happens, Petron will take the second seed while two-time champion Foton will fall to third. Matthews, the 6-foot-3 American middle blocker from Michigan State, did most of the damage at the middle as she knocked down 13 kills and six blocks for 19 points while winger Honey Royse Tubino chipped in eight markers for the HD Spikers, who missed the services of national team member Jovelyn Gonzaga and Rachel Anne Daquis. Gonzaga crashed with a knee injury last week while Daquis is still in the hospital after being diagnosed with dengue. Cignal coach George Pascua said while the victory boosts their confidence for the next round, local players such as Janine Marciano, Mylene Paat, Paneng Mercado and Tubino must all step up and deliver the numbers they will miss if and when Gonzaga and Daquis sit out anew. “I’m happy with our performance, but the locals must step up,” said Pascua, adding that over-confidence nearly doomed their chances in the first set where the Tigresses erected a 20-15 lead before Matthews buckled down to work. “Everybody is performing well and meets our expectations during training. But we should apply what we train and play a notch higher during actual games because things will start to get tough as we enter the quarterfinals.” From a 15-20 disadvantage, Matthews imposed her will at the middle, allowing Mercado to convert a strong kill and Saet to knock down back-to-back aces for a 22-21 lead. Shannen Palec tried to put the Tigresses back into the set with a successful attack, but Mylene Paat and Mathews delivered a pair of hits, giving the HD Spikers the set point, 24-22, and the confidence in the second and third sets. “She (Matthews) played really great,” said Pascua, noting that his other import Beth Carey of Australia was simply out of rythmn. “I just hope she maintains that form in the quarterfinals.” Carla Sandoval and Dimdim Pacres tallied 10 and nine markers, respectively, for the Tigresses, who kissed the tournament goodbye without a single victory in eight matches. They, however, still emerge as biggest winners as they will carry all the lessons they gained in this high-level tourney to the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) wars starting February......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Luis, ’di pa rin nakakausap si Angel

USAP-USAPAN ngayon na hindi kasama si Luis Manzano sa maghu-host sa ika-6th season ng local franchise ng reality competition na “Pinoy Got Talent” which he originally co-hosted with Billy Crawford and Toni Gonzaga. Ang Queen of All Media na si Kris Aquino at ang Comedy Queen na si Ai-Ai de….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

The beauty of Last Night

Belo Medical Group (BMG) recently showed love and support for its most sought-after Belo Babies Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga, dahlings......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017