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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

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

Demanding

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

LOOK: Valerie Concepcion still can’t believe being engaged to her dream guy

Valerie Concepcion's engagement to her non-showbiz boyfriend still has the actress in disbelief. Concepcion recently updated her Instagram with a post on Friday, Aug. 17, to share her continued disbelief over her good fortune. "'Feyonc' Fridays. P.S.: I still can't believe that I am now engaged to the man that I prayed for. Definitely worth the wait. Another 'finally' this year. In God's perfect timing," wrote the actress. She met Guam-based Francis Sunga through a friend who happened to be Sunga's cousin when he visited the Philippines in 2017. Since then Concepcion and Sunga have been in a long-distance relationship. The actress visits Guam every now and then. Concepc...Keep on reading: LOOK: Valerie Concepcion still can’t believe being engaged to her dream guy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

KC Concepcion happy dating non-showbiz foreigner

Actress/singer KC Concepcion has recently revealed that she was dating a non-showbiz foreigner and that her family was okay with her new friend. Her recent posts on Instagram showed her with rumored boyfriend Pierre Emmanuel Plassart, a Los Angeles-based director, writer, and producer. In a previous interview, she admitted that she was indeed dating and that her family approved of him. Netizens also expressed well-wishes for her. One comment hoped that he would be "the one" for the actress, to which Concepcion replied: "God's timing is perfect." Also, despite being a foreigner, the 33-year-old actress said he is a "Filipino at heart." There is no confirmation, howev...Keep on reading: KC Concepcion happy dating non-showbiz foreigner.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

'ChalkGen18: Kira Balinger On Navigating The Showbiz Scene At 18

The recent debutante is blossoming in every aspect of her life......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

La Salle finishes fourth in South Korean tournament

While De La Salle University fell short of a podium finish in the 2018 Asia Pacific University Challenge, the experience they earned there will still go a long way as they commence a new era. The Green Archers fell to host Yonsei University, 80-92, last Saturday to wind up their campaign with a 2-3 record. That standing was only good for fourth-place in the invitational. Still, the Taft-based team welcomes the promising showings from the likes of scoring dynamo Aljun Melecio, hardworking forward Santi Santillan, and super rookie Encho Serrano. “Malaking tulong ‘to sa amin cause, first of all, we all know na yung team na ‘to is rebuilding so kailangang mabuo namin yung confidence namin sa isa’t-isa,” Melecio shared. He then continued, “Both on and off the court, yun yung nagawa namin.” In particular, Serrano, playing for the first time in green and white, showed several flashes of why he was once considered the top high school player in the country. “Masarap at masaya na makapaglaro na finally sa La Salle. Sobrang thankful ko rin kasi big experience para sa aking makalaro at makalaban yung mga team sa ibang bansa,” he said. A fully healthy team captain Kib Montalbo, who sat out much of the 2018 Filoil Preseason due to injury, was also a welcome sight. “Man’s greatest victory is to conquer himself. We learned a lot about mental toughness there,” he remarked. Now, La Salle will bring that experience to the looming UAAP Season 81. The Green Archers opened the tournament with back-to-back wins against Japan and Chinese Taipei before falling to UC Irvine, Russia-select, and Yonsei. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Marian Rivera, Iza Calzado, Aga Muhlach mark birthdays on same day

Three Leos of Philippine showbiz marked their birthdays on the same day on Aug. 12. Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera turned 34, whereas Gawad Urian-awardee Iza Calzado turned 36. The dashing Ag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

UST s Ysa Jimenez heeds co-rookie Eya Laure s call

With Eya Laure nursing a shoulder injury, another University of Santo Tomas rookie stepped up for the Tigresses and her name is Ysabel Jimenez. The 18-year-old open spiker powered 13 points in a 46-percent attacking percentage as they faced the College of Saint Benilde, Saturday evening. "Parang [nag-sabi] rin si [Eya] sa akin na 'Ysa ikaw yung kailangan namin ngayon, tulungan mo ko.' Ako naman syempre, 'Oo tutulungan kita, yung team.' Gagawin ko lahat ng makakaya ko, andyan din naman sila ate para tulungan kami at sila coach kasi bigla nga siyang nagka-injury," explained the Univeristy of the East high school alumna. Jimenez heeded the call and came through to book their semi-finals ticket. They also rolled to a perfect 5-0 slate. "Sa amin kasi, itong game na to, walang pressure kasi lagi kaming nireremind ni coach na maging masaaya lang kami sa ginagawa namin and magtiwala sa kung anong kaya naming gawin and makinig lang sa kanila, sa mga instructions nila." Jimenez shared also that donning the UST jersey has always been a dream for her. Now that she is a Golden Tigress, she can't help but beam with pride. "Dream school ko po talaga tong UST. Andito yung mga taong nagpapasaya talaga sa akin. Masaya sa UST, sobrang saya. Hindi ako nagsisi na lumipat ako dito. Gusto ko kasi sila Coach Kung Fu. Ang galing nila mag coach, as in," she said with a big smile. Now with a very impressive spotless record and with a good mix of veterans and rookies bannering the team, Jimenez expressed that UST has lofty goals to achieve this PVL conference. "Gusto ko manalo kami, magchampion kami dito kasi syempre yung line up namin dito puro rookies kami so gusto ko kahit rookie pa lang kami, may mapuntahan agad kami." First it was Laure, now it is Jimenez. This just goes to show that UST has a very promising rookie class for UAAP Season 81.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Volleyball star De Guzman shows hops with double-handed slam

With the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference, still a couple of months away, power-hitting John Vic De Guzman keeps on balling. The men’s national team skipper showed his leaping ability but this time in a different kind of ball game. De Guzman, also an actor, during a shoot for a scene in a short film made a slick double-handed slam dunk off a bounce after an own lob.           He didn’t need no double or any adjustment with the hoop, the guy just got hops. Aside from excelling in volleyball, the former NCAA Most Valuable Player from College of St. Benilde is also regular fixture in barangay cage leagues in his hometown in Calamba City, Laguna.   The PLDT Home Fibr team captain and product endorser this offseason is busy with his showbiz career, shooting a short film set to be released online on August 30 and will be entered in international film fests and a couple of full-length movies expected to be included in the Metro Manila Film Festival......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Umamin!

Anne, dumaan sa matinding depresyon Perla araw- araw, gabi-gabi mag-accounting NAGPAKATOTOO ang showbiz glam girl na si Anne Curtis nang aminin sa presscon ng AnneKulit (Promise, Last Na ‘To) anniversary concert na sa loob ng 21 years sa showbiz, maging siya, dumaan sa matinding depresyon. Hindi nag-elaborate si Anne sa….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

NCAA: A new tower is on the rise for Red Robins

Mapua High School lost its biggest advantage last year when both Season MVP Will Gozum and Mythical selection moved on up to the Seniors. That twin tower pairing powered the Red Robins to a runner-up finish a season ago. Now, the team is being fronted by versatile swingman Clint Escamis as well as fellow guards Dan Arches and Karl Mariano. That doesn’t mean, however, that Mapua has a donut hole in the middle. In fact, slowly but surely, the void left behind by Gozum and Bonifacio is getting filled by rookie Jonnel Policarpio. The 16-year-old forward is giving his all to make sure the Red Robins do not get outworked and outhustled inside. He turned in his best game yet on Tuesday, posting a 23-point, 16-rebound double-double in their 85-77 victory versus San Sebastian College-Recoletos. For Policarpio, it was all just part of the job. “Ginawa ko lang yung sinasabi ni coach [Randy Alcantara] – rebound, depensa. Yun ako inaasahan ni coach,” he said afterward. For Mapua, though, that is exactly what it needs to be able to match up with the frontlines of fellow contenders College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills (Inand Fornilos, Mark Sangco) and Arellano High School (Aaron Fermin, Resty Fornis). Good thing then that their 6-foot-4 talented rookie is taking inspiration from the non-stop motor that Bonifacio, his fellow Kapampangan, had. “Sabi ni coach lagi na dapat, idolo ko si Warren – masipag, rebound lang nang rebound. Wag ko raw isipin na gagawa ng points, basta rebound nang rebound,” he shared. Even better is he has a good friend, and another kababayan, whose footsteps he could follow. “Katropa ko si Serrano,” he said, referring to now De La Salle University prized ward Encho Serrano. Like Serrano, Policarpio hails from Pampanga. Like Serrano, Policarpio plays with heart and hustle each and every second he’s on the floor. Like Serrano, Policarpio needs to play bigger than his size. And like Serrano, Policarpio is relishing his golden opportunity to see action in the big leagues after years of playing in ligang labas. “Nung 13-years-old ako, nag-ligang labas na ako para makatulong sa pamilya. Ibang-iba yung laro rito,” he said. He then continued, “Masayang-masaya akong makapaglaro rito.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

UPDATE 2: ‘I hate drugs,’ says former child star arrested in buy-bust

A former child star who was arrested for drug use had this to say to his former colleagues in showbiz: “Your life is up to you. Destroy your lives…I hate drugs,” CJ Ramos, Crommel John Ramos, in real life, was apprehended in a buy-bust operation along Tandang Sora in Quezon City by the Station Drug… link: UPDATE 2: ‘I hate drugs,’ says former child star arrested in buy-bust.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Kai on his dream tandem with Edu: 'Marami kayong makikita pag pinagsabay kami'

For the dream twin tower combination of Kai Sotto and AJ Edu, chemistry and fit should be no problem. This early in their partnership, the 7'2" Kai and the 6'10" AJ appear to have the basics down already. That should be music to anyone excited for this imposing Batang Gilas frontline. Edu has expressed excited over the potential of his partnership with Kai. Sotto is no different. "Maayos kasama yang si AJ," Sotto said when asked about Edu. "Iba yung samahan namin pag nasa court. Masaya ako na teammate ko siya. Ang tagal ko na rin siya gusto maging teammate simula nung naki-practice siya sa Ateneo. Excited ako. Special siya na player eh," he added. Forming perhaps the most talented youth frontline the Philippines has ever seen, Sotto is confident he can make it work with Edu. The Kai-AJ tandem will be put to the test right away as Batang Gilas is set to compete in the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championships in Thailand starting Sunday with a slot in the U-19 FIBA World Cup on the line. "Marami kayong makikita pag pinagsabay kami," Sotto said. "Kahit parehas kami na big man, iba rin yung nagagawa namin. Mas lalo sa defense kasi parehas kaming rim protector. Sa offense, salitan lang kami," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

ONE: Kevin Belingon s world title win is the product of team effort from Team Lakay

Friday night at the Mall of Asia Arena, Team Lakay’s Kevin Belingon became the latest member of Team Lakay to capture a world championship by defeating two-division titleholder Martin Nguyen in the main event of ONE: Reign of Kings to win the ONE Championship Interim Bantamweight World Champion. And while it was Belingon who did the work inside the cage, the win wasn’t just his, rather it was all of the Philippines’ and of course, Team Lakay's. As former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang explained, Belingon’s win was the result of team effort. “Masayang-masaya ako kasi na-predict ko na yan noon pa eh, talagang mananalo si Kevin,” Folayang said during the post-fight press conference. “Of course, because you can see that we worked very hard and of course, smart on our preparation, talagang we helped each other.” Nguyen is, of course, a familiar opponent for Team Lakay, with Folayang having faced the Viet-Aussie star back in 2017. “Kung ano yung pwede naming ibigay na advice or time na maibibigay sa kasama namin, preparing for a fight, we give it.” Folayang continued. With Belingon’s interim title win, he becomes the fourth member of Team Lakay to hold ONE World Championship gold, joining Folayang, former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio Banario, and reigning ONE Championship Flyweight World Champion Geje Eustaquio. Add reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera to that list, and you have all five world champions representing the Philippines, making it the country with the most world title wins in ONE Championship's seven-year history.  The way Folayang sees it, there’s more on the way. “I think this is one of the memorable moments of our team, because, hindi ko alam, malapit na yata namin kunin lahat [ng championships].” the former lightweight king said playfully. And while what Folayang said was in jest, it isn’t wrong by any means. Friday night’s ONE card had two other winnner from the famed Benguet-based MMA stable, as Folayang decisioned Russian newcomer Aziz Pahrudinov, while former strawweight title contender Joshua Pacio steamrolled through Thailand’s Pongsiri Mitsatit in just one round. Both Folayang and Pacio are riding winning streaks, and both are inching their way closer to title contention. “If ONE Championship or sir Chatri [Sityodtong] will give me the opportunity to face Yoshitaka Naito, why not.” Pacio said at the presser. Should it push through, it would be Pacio’s second go-around with Naito after losing to the reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion back in 2016. If everything goes according to plan for Team Lakay, they could have two, even three more world championships coming back home to La Trinidad pretty soon......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Marco Gallo leaves showbiz career to study in Italy

Marco Gallo leaves showbiz career to study in Italy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Cignal claims third place

Dethroned Cignal saved some sense of pride after copping a podium finish with a 25-15, 22-25, 25-20, 25-18, victory over Smart-Army in the 2018 Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference battle for third at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan Thursday. Skipper Rachel Anne Daquis turned back the hands of time as she displayed her vintage form with an all-around performance for the HD Spikers. The Far Eastern University product finished with 18 points anchored on 14 kills with two aces and two kill blocks. Daquis also played well on defense with 22 digs to give Cignal a bronze medal finish. Despite losing the crown in the semifinals at the hands of F2 Logistics, head coach Edgar Barroga praised his wards for good run in the tournament.   Cignal fielded a relatively new lineup after loss of stars Jovelyn Gonzaga, Honey Royse Tubino, Paneng Mercado, Chie Saet and Maica Morada. “Actually masaya kami kasi actually ito lang ‘yung talagang ine-expect namin, makapasok lang kami sa top four since ‘yung lineup namin is sabihin na nating hilaw pa,” said Barroga. “So sa ganda ng ensayo namin kaya naging confident kami and inasam namin na ma-finals.” “’Yun lang makikita mo talaga na imature pa ‘yung mga players pagdating sa ganyang bagay, bumibigay,” he added. “So we are really happy na naka-medal kami.” Mylene Paat, who was elevated into the main roster of the national team, finished with 15 while Cherry Vivas got 13 for the HD Spikers. Joanne Bunag scored 10 points while Dimdim Pacres and Nene Bautista combined for 15 markers for the Giga Hitters.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018