Masaya at malungkot na mga balitang showbiz

TULAD nung nakaraang November 4 (Sabado), magkahalong saya at lungkot ang balitang natanggap ng mga Pinoy nang magkaroon ng back-to-back win sina Winwyn Marquez at Karen Ibasco sa 2017 Reina HispanoAmericana at 2017 Miss Earth respectively. Pero on the same night ay binawian naman ng buhay ang singer-actress-pilot at dating….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalNov 15th, 2017

Sister Patricia Fox: I will return

MANILA, Philippines – After almost 3 decades of missionary work in the country she called home, Australian Sister Patricia Fox   on Saturday, November 3, bid farewell to the Philippines but just as quickly said she would "return one day." "Aalis ako na malungkot pero masaya. Maganda ang experience ko dito (I ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

PBA: June Mar dominates again as Beermen score third straight win

Columbian just has no answer for June Mar Fajardo. June Mar feasted on the Dyip once again, leading the defending champion San Miguel Beermen to a convincing 129-117 win over the Dyip Wednesday in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Big Dome. San Miguel was only up eight after three but then June Mar happened in the fourth period. The reigning four-time league MVP was simply unstoppable in the final 12 minutes and he ended up finishing with 37 points and 18 rebounds. 17 points came in the fourth period. Renaldo Balkman was right behind him, scoring 27 points on top of 18 boards while Alex Cabagnot had himself a triple double of 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. "First of all ano, maraming salamat sa Panginoon at binigyan kami ng panalo. Alam naman natin na napakahirap manalo. And every time we will be facing KIA, I'm really worried because we have history with this team. Even though in the elimination or in the tune-up game, hirap na hirap kami manalo dito," head coach Leo Austria said. "Masaya ko na nanalo kami, pero malungkot ako dahil we gave up 117 points. So, it's not an indication na we're playing well sa defense ano. In order for us to win games, in the next few games, we have to play defense," he added. San Miguel was having trouble putting away Columbian in the first three quarters. But then the Beermen just unleashed the Kraken in the fourth and now the champs have fully recovered from their winless start to the conference. San Miguel is back to .500 halfway throuh its campaign and will work with a 3-3 mark moving forward. The Dyip are a complte opposite as they dropped their third straight game for a 3-5 record. John Fields, Rashawn McCarthy, and Reden Celda each scored 19 points for Columbian in the loss.   The Scores: San Miguel (129): Fajardo 37, Balkman 27, Cabagnot 20, Santos 18, Ross 10, Mamaril 6, Lassiter 6, Pessumal 5, Ganuelas-Rosser 0, Lanete 0, Vigil 0 Columbian (117): McCarthy 19, Fields 19, Celda 19, Ababou 14, Lastimosa 13, Camson 12, Khobuntin 9, Tubid 6, Escoto 6, King 0, Cahilig 0, Corpuz 0, Cabrera 0    --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

PBA: SMB’s defense yet to match its offense, says coach Leo

After three losses in a row to begin the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, defending champion San Miguel is now on a roll with three consecutive victories. The most recent of which coming in a 129-117 thrashing of Columbian on Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. In being able to stretch their streak at the expense of a team they have had trouble with in the past, Beermen head coach Leo Austria is nothing but satisfied. “Alam naman natin na napakahirap manalo. Every time we (are) facing (Columbian), I’m really worried because we have history with this team,” he told reporters post-game. He then continued, “Even in the eliminations or tuneup games, hirap na hirap kami manalo rito.” Columbian, then known as Kia, owns two upset wins over San Miguel in the last three years. That looked like it was going to be the case again in this one as the Dyip led by as much as 11 in the earlygoing. The defending champions quickly caught up to them, though, and scored no less than 28 points in each of the four quarters. Still, Austria was not a fan of how they allowed 117 points for a Columbian side not exactly known for its offensive firepower. As he put it, “Masaya ako na nanalo kami, pero malungkot ako dahil we gave up 117 points so it’s an indication na we’re (not) playing well sa defense ano. In order for us to win games, we have to play defense.” That is even truer for the multi-titled mentor as their offense is now finally firing on all cylinders – and that is even though top pick Christian Standhardinger is still sidelined. “Offensively, hindi nawawala yun, but we need our energy when it comes to facing tougher teams,” he said. He then continued, “We have to improve our defense for us to win and get a chance to get to the quarterfinals and eventually, into the semis or the championship.” Good thing then that the Beermen have done nothing but prove that it will bring the goods when it is most needed. “I know this team e. If we’re facing a team like Ginebra or the (other) top teams, it has a different attitude,” he said. They will have a chance to prove their head coach right once more with 3-4 Globalport, 6-1 TNT, 2-5 NLEX, 1-7 Blackwater, and 3-3 Magnolia all remaining on their schedule. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Juday, Ryan iniwan ang mga anak para magsarili sa Italy

SHOWBIZ couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo spent their 9th wedding anniversary in Italy recently minus their three kids, Yohan, Lucho at Luna na naiwan sa pangangalaga ng kanilang maternal grandma na si Mommy Carol Santos. Sina Juday at Ryan ay ikinasal nung April 28, 2009. Although masaya na….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018


Sarah G, active na ulit sa social media Regine: Julie Anne is a special performer Masaya ang fans nina Sarah Geronimo at Mark Bautista sa balitang isa na si Mark sa special guest sa This 15 Me, ang 15th anniversary concert ni Sarah happening sa April 14 sa Smart Araneta….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

Catriona, kasama sa bucket list ang mag-artista!

MANALO man o matalo, bilang representative ng Pilipinas sa next Miss Universe pageant na balitang sa China gaganapin, malaki ang tsansang papasukin din ni Catriona Gray, our current Bb. Pilipinas-Universe, ang showbiz. Not only because her boyfriend of a few years, Boy Bondad, is nag-aartista na, but because nasa kanyang….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Nagpa-panic sa TRAIN? Ano ba talaga ‘yon?

Ilang linggo na natin napapakinggan ang tungkol sa TRAIN at iba-iba rin ang naririnig kong reaksyon.    May mga masaya dahil parang malaki na ngayon ang suweldo nila dahil bababa na ang tax. Mayroon namang malungkot dahil bababa nga ang tax nila pero tataas naman ang presyo ng mga bilihin.    Nakakaloka ang gulo nito… link: Nagpa-panic sa TRAIN? Ano ba talaga ‘yon?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

'ThisHappened: Twitter Philippines’ list of most followed accounts has a minor error

Twitter Philippines released the list of the most followed Filipino accounts that consisted of famous personalities in the showbiz industry but mistakenly interchanged the rank of Daniel Padilla and Yeng Constantino. The microblogging platform reported that Constantino was fifth while Padilla placed sixth. However, based on their follower count, Padilla should be ranked higher than the […] The post #ThisHappened: Twitter Philippines’ list of most followed accounts has a minor error appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

LOOK: Beauty Gonzalez posts selfie with Ellen Adarna

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Ellen Adarna has been living a decidedly less public life recently – turning social media accuonts private and taking a hiatus from showbiz. But for long-time friend Beauty Gonzalez, the Cebuana stunner seems to have made an exception.  Beauty posted a rare photo of them together on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Monsour del Rosario answers critics and prepares for Makati vice mayor run

  MANILA, Philippines---Eager to counter comments from his opposition that he is "only about sports and showbiz," Makati City First District Rep. Monsour del Rosario has rolled out an extensive and impressive number of accomplishments in the House of Representatives to prove otherwise. "I've authored and co-authored many important House bills while in Congress, all of which recognize changing aspects in society, business, and national development -- and how they impact everyday lives," said Del Rosario in a phone interview with Del Rosario is referring to the Telecommuting Act, Philippine Passport Act, Agricultural Free Patent Act, Amendment of the Public ...Keep on reading: Monsour del Rosario answers critics and prepares for Makati vice mayor run.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Ryan Potter’s ‘shape-shifting’ expectations for ‘Titans’ role

Ryan Potter, who plays the shape-shifting Beast Boy in the new live-action "Titans" series, is mostly excited to play this particular superhero. The Japanese-American actor recently told Showbiz Junkies, "It's fun, but it's also a bummer sometimes, because you almost want to be the animal ... And they're like, 'OK, so we're doing the tiger transformation.' You're like, 'I can't actually do that. So, CGI, please.'"   Beast Boy can change into almost any animal, but it always sports a green color. Potter admitted feeling apprehensive when he saw his transformation into a tiger, initially.   "To be 100 percent honest, when I first saw it, I was a little disappointe...Keep on reading: Ryan Potter’s ‘shape-shifting’ expectations for ‘Titans’ role.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

UAAP: Ria Nabalan graduates undefeated after 80 games

As the ladies of National University were jumping up and down to celebrate their fifth straight championship in the UAAP Women's Basketball tournament Wednesday morning, Ria Nabalan was fixing all of the five gold medals that she earned in her five playing years around her neck. Ngiting 80-0, ngiting never pa natatalo sa UAAP. Ria Nabalan with her five championship medals! — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 5, 2018 It was a spectacular sight. The bubbly sharp shooter was wearing five medals from different seasons, but all five say the same thing: "CHAMPION". Plus, from Seasons 77 to 81, she has never been on the losing column in all the 80 games she played. All she knows is the taste of victory. Looking back at her beginnings as a rookie from Chiang Kai Shek College in 2014, Nabalan never thought she would end up this successful. "Hindi [ko naisip ito] syempre, may mga times siguro na madodown kami, marami kami struggles and bilog yung bola, pero hindi ngayon," she said. Aside from joining an elite list of UAAP athletes who graduated undefeated, she is also part of another historic group of players who have scored 40-points in a single game. She notched this milestone on October 20, 2018 versus De La Salle University. Anchored on Ria Nabalan's career-high of 40 points, the National University Lady Bulldogs notch their 72nd straight win in the UAAP. They are just one game away from matching the league record for the longest winning streak set by the Adamson Softball team. @abscbnsports — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) October 20, 2018 She is also a pivotal part of NU's record-breaking run, wherein the Lady Bulldogs snatched the record for the longest winning streak in UAAP history back in October 27, 2018. Still, it was just in her very final game wearing the NU jersey that she considered herself as a history-maker. As she described, "Masaya syempre, at least ngayon masasabi ko na naging part na ako ng history." From her record-setting performances to her spunk on and off the court, Nabalan leaves a lasting impression on the Lady Bulldogs' program. She is one who always expresses confidence in her team. When asked if she remembers any point in her UAAP career that she thought she was going to lose, she had a ready answer. "Wala. Andyan naman mga teammates ko at coaches namin eh. Wala. Hindi kami pwede matakot kasi alam naming nasa likod namin ang isa’t isa," she said with full conviction. "One day siguro matatalo kami pero hindi pa ngayon," she added. After a stellar UAAP career, the Sports and Wellness Management major shared that she plans on serving the nation either through Philippine Navy or the women's national team Perlas Pilipinas next. "Siguro magtatry ako mag Navy kasama yung mga seniors ko. Depende pa kung anong mangyayari sa akin. Hoping din sana for RP team," she said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

What Vice Ganda told Edward Barber about finding life s purpose

MANILA, Philippines – Vice Ganda is no stranger to the hardships of showbiz and it's one of the things he talked about with Edward Barber during the shooting of the movie Fantastica. In an interview with reporters at the movie's press conference on Tuesday, December 4, Vice said that he ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Morissette Amon Goes to the Crowd at Robinson’s Place Manila, Dec 1, 2018 – Manila Video

C.T.T.O. and Courtesy to the Sources: Good Day Mowie fans all around the globe. Please VOTE for Morissette Amon as “favorite female artist” on Inside Showbiz page every day till Dec 19, 2018. You can vote by clicking on the link below, then click the music category, click favorite female artist, select Morissette Amon’s name… link: Morissette Amon Goes to the Crowd at Robinson’s Place Manila, Dec 1, 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Morissette Amon Song Finale (5th Song) at Robinson’s Place Manila, Dec 1, 2018 – Manila Video

C.T.T.O. and Courtesy to the Sources: “All I Want For Christmas Is You” as popularized by Mariah Carey Good Day Mowie fans all around the globe. Please VOTE for Morissette Amon as “favorite female artist” on Inside Showbiz page every day till Dec 19, 2018. You can vote by clicking on the link below, then… link: Morissette Amon Song Finale (5th Song) at Robinson’s Place Manila, Dec 1, 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Kai on first run with Gilas: 'Kapag nilagyan ko ng effort, nakaka-sabay naman ako'

Kai Sotto finally had the chance to run with Gilas Pilipinas Sunday against Lebanon and the Ateneo high school star is more than thrilled. Sotto was in uniform for the national team's last tune-up game ahead of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers and was given the chance to see the court for limited minutes. Kai started for Gilas in the second half and played for about six minutes. He made the most of his limited action and even tried to dunk on Lebanon's Ater Majok. He missed but he was fould and Sotto made the two free throws before he was subbed out. "Sayang, kasi yun na yung chance ko eh," Sotto said of his brave attempt to posterize the Lebanese powerhouse. "Okay lang," he added. As an official part of the 20-man pool for this upcoming FIBA window, Kai can be part of Gilas' final 12 for the very first time. Sotto elated to have an opportunity and he's ready to earn his slot. "Hindi sa mahirap pero kailangan mo talagang pagtrabahuhan. Iba yung mahirap sa yung kaya mo pero pagtatrabahuhan mo talaga," he said. "Kapag nilagyan ko ng effort, nakaka-sabay naman ako kahit papaano. Masaya ako dahil kahit papaano nasa isip pa rin ako ni coach Yeng, nagpapa-salamat ako sa kanya na sinama niya ako sa pool," Sotto said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

ONE Championship: A win away from a second title run, greatness once again within reach for Eduard Folayang

Eduard Folayang’s mixed martial arts career can best be described as ‘up-and-down.’ Throughout his eleven year career as a professional MMA fighter, Folayang has reached the highest of highs and has fallen to the lowest of lows, and his current run in ONE Championship is no different. In 2016, following a run that saw him go 6-3 in the promotion, Folayang reached pinnacle of his career after dethroning Japanese MMA legend Shinya Aoki to become the ONE Lightweight World Champion. Another high in the career of the Baguio City native, who many considered to be the face of Philippine MMA at that point. Then, a year later, as the trend in his career goes, Folayang was knocked off from his spot at the top and was sent crashing down courtesy of a right hand from Martin Nguyen. Just like that, Folayang was again in a valley. The 35-year old is no stranger to adversity. He was able to rise back up in 2016, and now, he’s done just that again. A little over a year after losing the belt to Nguyen in Manila, Folayang gets a shot at history, but more importantly, he gets a shot at redemption. At ONE: Conquest of Champions in Manila, Folayang has the opportunity to become a two-time world champion when he meets Singapore’s Amir Khan for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Champion. If Folayang pull it off, he becomes the first two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion in the promotion’s history. If Folayang pulls it off, he recaptures the crown in the very same arena that he lost it in, just twelve months prior. “Siyempre masayang-masaya ako, kasi it took me one year ulit para maka-balik sa title picture, and pinag-hirapan naman natin,” Folayang told ABS-CBN Sports. “We faced two undefeated Russians and naging dominant naman yung performance natin, and for sure, napaka-exciting yung magiging laban na ito, especially since tinalo ni Amir Khan yung teammate natin na si Honorio Banario, so it will be a good fight for both of us.” Folayang knows all too well how his career has gone, and the former Wushu standout says that in order to be able to keep moving forward, one must not keep himself in the past. Whether wins or losses, “Landslide” says that he does not dwell on them too much. “Hindi tayo nagde-dwell sa past, kasi kung magde-dwell ako sa mga past victories tsaka mga defeat, parang hindi ako magmo-move on.” “ Kaya dun natin na-aappreciate ang martial arts, it’s really a journey kung saan sasabihin natin na tapos na tayo or na-achieve na natin yung highest na standard kasi in some ways, we will win some and some ways we will lose, pero  yung napaka-ganda doon ay kapag natatalo tayo, mayroon at mayroon tayong chance para ayusin yung areas na nagkamali tayo at magkaroon ng chance para manalo ulit and as much as possible maibalik natin yung nawala sa atin,” he continued. As far as second chances go, Folayang has had his fair share. Now, he gets another chance at being the top lightweight in the promotion, and he believes it’s all because he never quit, even after all the adversity he has faced in his career. “Yun yung pinaka-masaya dito sa pagiging isang martial artist, we are given a second chance as long as we are breathing and as long as we never give up.” Folayang’s road back to the championship picture took him a little over 365 days. In that period, Folayang proved that he was still a top-tier lightweight after defeating a pair of undefeated Russian grapplers in Kharun Atlangeriev and Aziz Pahrudinov. When Martin Nguyen vacated the belt back in September, immediately, Folayang was in the front of the line in terms of contenders. In that 12-month period, Folayang admits that it wasn’t the easiest. Having to deal with such a loss and then having to work your way back isn’t a walk in the park. But the former champion believes that it was necessary for him to go through that in order to evolve even more. “Yung journey, every day talaga, kailangan mo din mag-struggle, mag-struggle na kung saan you will always aim to improve, you will always aim to learn kung ano yung strengths and weaknesses ng kalaban mo until you will go on that day na parang mag-eexam ka ulit and you will see na if you have improved after a year or not,” he shared. 378 days removed from his title loss, Folayang gets to test himself again, and if he passes, he becomes the top dog in the lightweight division. “Yung pinaka-test ko ulit after losing that belt is this coming November 23, and I’m excited going into that battle again. Sana maging two-time world champion.” Very rarely do fighters go undefeated in their professional careers, and they say that the true test of a champion is how he or she bounces back from adversity or defeat. Time and time again, Folayang has managed to bounce back. When people thought that he would never reach the top, he proved them wrong by becoming a champion. When people thought that he was done, he again proved them wrong by being where he is now. It’s through these kinds of struggles, Folayang says, that one learns about himself. It’s this kind of pressure that molds one to become a champion. “I believe na nakakatulong din [yung mga setbacks], although as much as possible din, ayaw natin ng ganun,” he said. “Pero siguro sa buhay hindi mo talaga masasabing upward palagi yung improvement, minsan talaga madudulas ka para makita mo yung space kung saan mag-iimprove ka pa, and makikita din talaga natin na everyone is improving, hindi lang tayo yung nag-iimprove tapos tapos na, no. “Everybody is chasing greatness, and kapag nagkamali tayo, maabutan tayo, pero we need to come up stronger ulit,” he added. At ONE: Conquest of Champions, Folayang once again finds himself one win away from a second run as the ONE Lightweight World Champion. Once again, greatness is within reach for Eduard Folayang.   Eduard Folayang meets Amir Khan for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Championship at ONE: Conquest of Champions this Friday, November 23rd at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. Catch the action LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23 beginning at 8:30 PM! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Adamson Pep only gracious after getting dethroned in UAAP CDC

There was not going to be any back-to-back in this year’s UAAP Cheerdance Competition. The NU Pep Squad made sure of that with an effortless, flawless, and ultimately peerless performance in the middle of the MOA Arena floor on Saturday. With that, Adamson Pep Squad, last year’s feel-good story as champions, got dethroned. Still, head coach Jam Lorenzo was nothing but gracious. “Very well-deserved ang mga nanalo this year. Talagang pana-panahon lang yan,” he told reporters after they placed third. Indeed, NU dominated the event, with a total score that was 60 points better than their closest competitor all while topping all but one of the five criteria. On the other hand, Adamson registered 638.5 points – just 0.5 points better than fourth-running UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe. And even in the eyes of coach Jam, the judges were right. “Kailangan mo ng sportsmanship para ma-accept kung ano mang rank yan,” he said. What matters for the young mentor is that his wards remained on the podium for the third year in a row. “Kahit natalo kami, thankful pa rin kami kasi nasa top three pa rin kami. Masaya ako kasi witness ako ng sacrifice mga bata and, at least, binigay pa rin sa amin ni Lord ito,” he said. And who knows, the Adamson Pep Squad may very well make its way back to the mountaintop sooner than later. “I only started in 2016 and nasa podium kami lagi. ‘Di kami mawawalan ng pag-asa kasi ‘di naman dito nagtatapos,” coach Jam said. After all, that’s exactly what they did in 2016 and 2017 – place third and then climb to first --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

Sarah G., Vice Ganda grace lighting of Araneta Center’s giant Christmas tree   Araneta Center kicked off the holiday season with the traditional lighting of its 100-foot Christmas tree led by showstoppers Sarah Geronimo and Vice Ganda on Friday.     Held at the Times Square Food Park, hundreds of people came to witness the 37-year-old tradition dating back in 1981 with many performances from showbiz personalities and singers.   Tawag ng Tanghalan Season 2 Grand Champion Janine Berdin opened the stage with her rendition of Yeng Constantino's "Pasko sa Pinas." She also sang her version of Sampaguita's "Nosi Ba Lasi."   Xia Vigor, Onyok Pineda, Carlo Mendoza, Jayd...Keep on reading: Sarah G., Vice Ganda grace lighting of Araneta Center’s giant Christmas tree.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Alden Richards reacts to Maine Mendoza’s rumored romance with Arjo Atayde

“Kung saan po siya masaya, nandoon din po ako.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018