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Robby Mananquil and Maxene Magalona relate how their engagement happened

Robby Mananquil and Maxene Magalona relate how their engagement happened.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepApr 4th, 2017

Billy at Coleen, inuna ang bahay kesa kasal

Sylvia, first time gumanda sa screen BUWENA mano sa kasalan ngayong buwan sina Maxene Magalona at Robby Mananquil. Ginanap ang wedding nila sa Boracay. Sumunod kina Max at Robby ang mga artistang sina Desiree del Valle at Boom Labrusca. Sa Lake Tahoe sa California naman ginawa ang wedding ng dalawa….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Maxene Magalona weds musician boyfriend in church, beach weddings

Actress Maxene Magalona got to marry musician Robby Mananquil twice in the same week. Magalona and Mananquil got engaged during their vacation inTokyo, Japan during Valentine’s Day last year afterThe post Maxene Magalona weds musician boyfriend in church, beach weddings appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

LOOK: Maxene Magalona, Robby Mananquil s church wedding

MANILA, Philippines – Three days before their beach wedding in Boracay, actress Maxene Magalona and musician Robby Mananquil married in a private church ceremony in Manila. This was disclosed by Robby's sister, Happy Skin cosmetics co-owner and model Rissa Mananquil-Trillo on Instagram on Friday, January 12. "1.8.18. The newlyweds requested ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Celebrity guests share photos of Maxene Magalona s beach wedding

MANILA, Philippines — Actress Maxene Magalona tied the knot with musician Robby Mananquil in a beachfront ceremony at the Shangri-La resort in Boracay on Jan.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Maxene Magalona, Robby Mananquil get married

IN PHOTOS: Maxene Magalona, Robby Mananquil get married.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

LOOK: Maxene Magalona s Vera Wang wedding gown

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Maxene Magalona wed musician Robby Mananquil on Thursday, January 11 in a classic, elegant Vera Wang wedding gown.  The figure-hugging strapless dress featured a low back and a short train, and was paired with a long sheer veil edged in lace. The veil covered Maxene's long ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Maxene Magalona, Robby Mananquil s pre-wedding dinner

IN PHOTOS: Maxene Magalona, Robby Mananquil s pre-wedding dinner.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Maxene Magalona and Robby Mananquil Take Paris For Prenup Shoot

The new year just started and we're already hearing more wedding bells. Maxene Magalonarecently shared photos from their prenup shoot in Paris. Shot by Pat Dy (aka, every celebrity's favorite wedding photographer), Maxene and fiance Robby Mananquil posed in various locations. This included the Arc de Triomphe, a spot overlooking the Eiffel Tower, and the Muse du Louvre. A post shared by Pat + IG patdytravelsandeats (@patdy11) on Jan 1, 2018 at 8:05pm PST A post shared by Pat + IG patdytravelsandeats (@patdy11) on Jan 1, 2018 at 8:02pm PST A post shared by Maxene Magalona (@maxenemagalona) on Jan 2, 2018 at 4:58am PST Maxene and...Keep on reading: Maxene Magalona and Robby Mananquil Take Paris For Prenup Shoot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Here's how Robby Mananquil proposed to Maxene Magalona

Here's how Robby Mananquil proposed to Maxene Magalona.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2017

Maxene Magalona and Robby Mananquil are engaged

Maxene Magalona and Robby Mananquil are engaged.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2017

Why Maxene Magalona and Robby Mananquil are perfect together!

Why Maxene Magalona and Robby Mananquil are perfect together!.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2017

Maxene Magalona now engaged to Robby Mananquil

Maxene Magalona now engaged to Robby Mananquil.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2017

Maxene Magalona on boyfriend Robby Mananquil: 'He's the best partner, he's my best friend.'

Maxene Magalona on boyfriend Robby Mananquil: 'He's the best partner, he's my best friend.'.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsAug 26th, 2016

Cristalle Belo’s wedding video wins first place in int’l competition

Videographer Bob Nicolas won first place at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) awards for one of his stellar wedding videos. Nicolas' work on Cristalle Belo and Justin Pitt's ceremony bagged him the top prize in the category Filmmaking - Wedding/Engagement Short Film. The WPPI is the "world's most prestigious live print, album and filmmaking competition." The awards ceremony was held today in Las Vegas. Nicolas is a go-to for celebrities to perfectly capture the best moments of their big day. Clients include Jericho Rosales, Heart Evangelista and Maxene Magalona. Cristalle, daughter of celebrity dermatologist Dr. Vicki Belo, praised him for his big win. "...Keep on reading: Cristalle Belo’s wedding video wins first place in int’l competition.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

LOOK: Maxene Magalona, Rob Mananquil let their love shine in Tokyo

After getting married on the island paradise of Boracay, newlyweds Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil headed to Tokyo, Japan, to celebrate the city where they got engaged last year. The couple looked sweet as the cherry blossoms were in full bloom, as seen in this photo Mananquil posted on Instagram. You are God's best gift to me. Thank you for your love and support, my sweet Valentine #iROBtokyoveryMAXX . . Photo by @sweet.escape A post shared by Rob Mananquil (@robmananquil) on Feb 14, 2018 at 4:18am PST Showing off his photography skills, Mananquil then took an amazing shot of the Japanese capital. Believe A post shared by Rob Mananquil (@robmananq...Keep on reading: LOOK: Maxene Magalona, Rob Mananquil let their love shine in Tokyo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

All the Things We Loved About Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil’s Wedding Video

It's been a month since Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil tied the knot, but we're still not over it. Just yesterday, the couple released their wedding video and it was beautiful. After watching it, we decided to break down the different elements that we loved. Slow motion scenes To add to the emotion of the wedding video, there were a few scenes that were slowed down. One was when the veil was placed over Maxene's head, you can see how nervous she was. Another is a clip of Maxene and Rob walking down the aisle while guests threw white flower petals. It looked like it was part of a fairy-tale movie. Bonus clips The couple added some events that other guests of the weddin...Keep on reading: All the Things We Loved About Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil’s Wedding Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

LOOK: Maxene Magalona, Rob Mananquil get married in Boracay

Actress Maxene Magalona and musician Rob Mananquil got married today in Boracay. Television host Tim Yap, who was also a guest at the wedding, documented the occasion that took place at Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa. Yap posted in Instagram a photo of the groom, beaming with his parents. His mother, Millet Martinez Mananquil, is a known newspaper editor. The groom is ready @robmananquil #irobyouverymaxx A post shared by Tim Yap (@officialtimyap) on Jan 11, 2018 at 12:18am PST Yap also took a video of Magalona walking down the aisle, all set to become Mrs. Mananquil. She stunned everyone in an Odelle bridal dress from the Iconic Wedding Dress collection of...Keep on reading: LOOK: Maxene Magalona, Rob Mananquil get married in Boracay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Rob Mananquil reveals wanting to propose to Maxene Magalona on their first year as a couple

Rob Mananquil reveals wanting to propose to Maxene Magalona on their first year as a couple.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMar 11th, 2017

Longtime friends James, Wade prepare for last meeting as opponents

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com LOS ANGELES — Friendships are never formed totally by choice, because fate demands a say-so in the process by creating the time and the place and in the curious case of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the basketball court. It was in Chicago, June of 2003, site of the NBA’s annual draft combine, the meet market for young players gathered to someday change the game, when Wade and LeBron had each other at wassup. In some ways, it was an unlikely pairing: Teenaged phenom from Akron, Ohio, fresh from the cover of Sports Illustrated and the high school prom who already had a national following; and an overlooked underdog from the Chicago suburbs who only became an acquired basketball taste weeks earlier after a searing run through the NCAA tournament. That day, Wade and LeBron went through the checkup lines for height and weight, vertical leap and whatever else the combines put rookies through and then during a break came the only measurement that counted, when one future Hall of Famer sized up the other. LeBron said: “Some things you can’t explain. Sometimes it’s just chemistry.” Wade said: “When you’re young and coming into the league, you find guys you have something in common with, then you continue to link and that’s what we did. It’s organic how we built this friendship.” Some 15 years later, the bond will endure, likely forever. The basketball part, however, ends Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) after the game when Wade, who’s calling it a career after this season, peels off his sweat-soaked Heat jersey and swaps it for a Laker top belonging to LeBron. It might qualify as the best trade of the NBA season, or at least the most emotional. "It's sweet and sour,” said LeBron, anticipating the moment at Staples Center. “The sweet part about it is I've always loved being on the same floor with my brother. And the sour part about it is that this is our last time sharing the same court.” Brother? How many folks with different blood can call each other that? True friendship is answering the phone at 3 a.m. instead of letting it ring, and reaching for the tab with longer arms, and above all, becoming a mattress when the other guy falls. Those tests were aced throughout the LeBron-Wade bromance that stretched through two Olympic teams, four years in Miami, two NBA championships and even 46 games in Cleveland together but of course was always put on hold whenever they were on opposite benches. This is best placed into proper context by Gabrielle Union, the actress and wife of Wade, who says ever so delicately about her husband in those friend vs. friend moments: “He wants to kill him. Drop three-balls on him.” Perhaps so, because as Wade says, “you always want to beat your best friend,” yet their competitive spirit is confined within the baselines and between the jump ball and buzzer. Then the teasing and bragging rights begin by text or call, almost instantly. This arrangement irked the old-school basketball culture, long cringing at the chummy ways of a new generation, believing that most if not all interaction should cease until the offseason, or even better, when careers are done. Wade and LeBron then turned up the volume on that subject when they linked up as teammates with the Heat in 2010, angering the purists and creating, at least initially, a team to be despised as well as respected. Not that Wade and LeBron regret that experience at all, or the noise that followed; this was, as Union observed, “far bigger than basketball.” The chance to be neighbors and watch their kids grow up together and celebrate championships on South Beach until well past sunrise was a priceless part of the bonding process, something neither will be able to duplicate as they begin a new phase of their relationship. The chance to let their hair down (well, Wade anyway) and loosen up, away from the crowds and the media, is something they could keep to themselves. Although: Mrs.Wade spilled a few friendship secrets the other day, with an ohmigod and a roll of the eyes. “They laugh a lot,” she said. “LeBron is silly. Dwyane is silly. They’re silly and goofy together. When they’re around each other it’s like a never-ending sleepover. That’s what it feels like when you’re in their orbit. They have an unspoken language and jokes and it’s like a show and everyone’s watching.” It helped that, in addition to being in the same sport, both LeBron and Wade became all-time greats, because like-minded and like-talented people tend to magnetize. It was LeBron who collected MVP awards and a huge social media flock at first, then Wade followed up by winning a championship first, and this created a mutual respect for each other’s abilities. It also allowed them to walk through the same exclusive doors together, for example, making a pair of Olympic teams and a batch of All-Star Games, therefore putting them in close company even before the Heat experience. From those moments, a relationship tightened. And when life threw airballs in their direction, one was there to help the other. “When I was going through the custody of my kids and that battle, he was someone I talked to constantly and told him what I was going through,” said Wade. “And vice versa, when he was going through things family-wise, I could talk to him and try to relate. You lean on guys who have similar stories and have gone through similar things in their lives to help with advice or just be there to listen.” Curiously, one of their few awkward moments happened when they became teammates in Miami initially. The transition, Wade admitted, was friction-free but not totally smooth. Superstars have egos. Adjustments were needed and were done and this was made possible by LeBron’s game, which is built on unselfish play. “It would’ve been easier if we went to a neutral site,” Wade said. “But because he came to Miami, it was my team before he got there. It was a little hard because of that, but once we got through the first year it was easy. He can play with anybody. He can go out and score or he can get 17 points and 20 assists. He knows if a guy hasn’t shot the ball in a while and how to get him going.” Their on-court chemistry was astonishing to witness at times, the best entertainment in basketball back then. They knew each other’s tendencies, spots on the floor and how to mesh. How many times did Wade toss a lob to a streaking LeBron for a dunk, or vice-versa? Along with Chris Bosh, this was one of the most productive link-ups in NBA history. Four years and four trips to the NBA Finals don’t lie. And true friendship is following your pal to Cleveland in winter, as Wade did last year in an awkward attempt to re-create the past. To this, Wade shook his head and laughed: “Yeah, yeah, you right about that.” While Wade is putting a bow on this retirement season, he marvels at his friend’s staying power and salutes LeBron’s decision to sign up with the Lakers and take on Los Angeles. “I think it’s great, something he wanted to do,” Wade said. “For a player to be able to map out his career the way he has been able to do, he’s doing it his way. This is the way he wanted, to end it here in L.A., on and off the court. His career is not over, but this is the last layer of his career.” And LeBron, reflecting on Wade’s NBA imprint, said: “D-Wade has definitely had a helluva career, obviously. A first-ballot Hall of Famer, a three-time champion and so on and so on. I mean, it speaks for itself. But what he's done for that franchise and what he's done for that community since he's been drafted has been a pretty good story.” This is curious timing, how the NBA schedule has Wade making his last trip to Los Angeles and against LeBron not long after Wade and Union, who have a home in L.A., recently welcomed a newborn daughter. The families spent Sunday (Monday, PHL time) together at the baby shower, then the farewell game tips 24 hours later. Union calls it the “end of a basketball brotherhood but the beginning of a real friendship with basketball gone” and Wade agrees. “When we first came into the league people couldn’t understand how we could be friends during the season," Wade said. "When I was in Cleveland for a game I’d go to his house the night before, we’d go to the movies and hang out and then we’d go at each other in the game. We’d laugh about that. We enjoy having a different relationship than what was done before us, but then going out and playing against him, I’d always want to whup his you-know-what. And vice versa. Just the times we shared. The moments when it’s not all been great, but to be able to have somebody to talk to and run things by. A lot of people don’t have a LeBron James to call up and say, 'Hey, I’m thinking about this, what do you think about it?’ That’s special.” What will also be special Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) is when Wade, as has been his routine after every game this season, swaps jerseys with an opposing player; this will be the 1,001st game of Wade’s dwindling NBA career. “Obviously this is something I wanted to do in my last year,” Wade said. “But of all the players in the league, LeBron is one of my closest friends so this one will mean a little more, because of the paths that we both went down as competitors against each other and as teammates. We’ll be linked together forever.” And what might be said between friends and competitors caught up in that moment? Wade offers this: “We’ll look at each other and say, 'Yo, this is it.’ It’s crazy that it happened so fast. We remember the night we got drafted like yesterday. But it comes fast. Just an ending of a chapter in both of our lives.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

MAJOR POINT: Finding Family Away From Home

I’ve been in the Philippines now for over 21 years. I can’t believe it has been that long, but I just checked my passport stamp the other day and sure enough my arrival stamp says August 2, 1997. So many things have happened since then that it puts me in this weird nostalgic state of mind thinking back to how I was back then. I had no idea what was in store for me when I decided to try my luck in professional basketball in the Philippines. I thought I knew. I thought I knew everything, but I really had no clue. I was recruited by a Filipino agent living in the United States to come to the Philippines to play basketball. This made me feel pretty special. I had put together a solid playing resume in high school and college and had played a year professionally in Denmark. I thought I would come to the Philippines, play basketball for 11 years, retire, go back to Michigan and get into coaching. That was my plan. It was pretty simple to me. I never thought about the people I’d meet or the relationships I’d build during my stay in the Philippines. And even though I knew nobody in the Philippines, I didn’t hesitate to take the opportunity to go to the Philippines to play basketball. There were a few things I underestimated when I came to the Philippines back in 1997. Being from Michigan, the heat was a often times painful adjustment to get used to. I had never lived in a big city before, so Manila and its traffic was also something to get used to. I don’t speak Tagalog, so getting around that can still be difficult at times. The style of play here in the Philippines is different than I was used to, so I had to get used to that. But, the biggest adjustment for me was that I knew absolutely no one when I came to the Philippines. I had no friends. My mom is from Lawaan, Eastern Samar. She had only been back once since she had left the Philippines in the late 1960s. Most of my relatives on her side of the family still live in the province. So while, I have family in the Philippines, I don’t have any relatives in Metro Manila. So, here I was, on the other side of the planet with no family and no friends. Like most people, I like having friends. I had always had a close group of friends in high school and college. Playing a year in Denmark, not having my friends around was probably my biggest adjustment and I went through a rough period of homesickness there. Now that I was in the Philippines, I was in a different, but also similar situation. In my early years here in the Philippines, I played for two great teams. My first team was Tanduay Rhum. My first coach was Alfrancis Chua and my first boss was Boss Bong Tan. Both of those guys took great care of me. After four years with them, I was then traded to Barangay Ginebra. My boss there was Boss Henry Cojuangco. He also took great care of me. I had many great teammates through the years, including my years on those two teams. My teammates were very welcoming of me and I enjoyed my time on the court with those guys. However, when practice ended. My teammates would go back to their friends, family and responsibilities and I would go back to an empty condo unit. Everyday I would have practice in the morning from 9-12. After practice, I’d eat and then go find a gym to workout in. By the time I was done with my workout at 3 or 4 in the afternoon, I would then have to figure out what to do from 3 or 4 until the time I went to bed around 10 or 11. I thought a lot differently back then than I do now, so most of that time was wasted. I spent a lot of that time alone, bored, in front of the TV, just waiting for the day to end, so I could get up and do it again the next day. Although I was living my dream of playing professional basketball, it was strange for me to be living that life day after day after day. My first couple of years here, I didn’t have a car. I didn’t know my way around Manila. I didn’t know anybody outside of my team. I was living in Quezon City in a non-walkable area. It was a grind. I often wondered how long I could continue to stay on that type of grind. It wasn’t until after 18 months of living that way that I started to meet other Filipino-Americans that were going through similar experiences. In the late 1990s, the PBA landscape was much different than it is today. One thing that was a lot different, was there weren’t as many Fil-Ams as there are today. Having Fil-Am players playing in the PBA was still a new thing. There was a novelty about us. We were the new kids in school, in a way. Guys like Jeff Cariaso, Andy and Danny Seigle, Nic Belasco, Ali Peek, Noy Castillo, Rudy Hatfield and myself had played college basketball in the United States. The basketball fans here in the Philippines didn’t know who we were before we went high in the PBA Draft and then started playing in the PBA. Most of us were the only Fil-Americans on our teams. Upon meeting them, I found out that these guys were living the similar grind I had been going through. It’s hard to explain, but after meeting some of the other Fil-American basketball players, my life instantly got better. It was so refreshing to hear about their experiences. Although, we were all different and from different areas of the US, we were basically going through the same thing at near the same stage of our lives. We were all out here on our own trying to make it in professional basketball in country that was new to us. I found comfort in learning that other people were struggling with similar things that I was struggling with. There is always pressure to win in professional sports. My new friends helped me deal with that pressure. Learning about other peoples experiences in similar situations, having an outlet and having fun with new friends off of the court, helped bring balance to my life. I related to those guys. I smiled and laughed more when I was around those guys. Two guys in particular that helped me were Jeffrey Cariaso and Andy Seigle. Both of those guys are older than me and had been in the country and the PBA before I was. I looked to both of them for advice and valued their opinions. Jeff is from San Francisco was drafted in the PBA in 1995. By the time I had met Jeff in 1999, Jeff had won the PBA Rookie of the Year, had won multiple championships and was a multiple time PBA All-Star. Jeff was always a guy I respected for the way he handled himself on the court and off of it. Jeff was also a leader in the Fil-Am community here, organizing dinners and get togethers. Even today, it is nice to be able to message Jeff and he is still always willing to listen or give advice. Jeff will always shoot you straight. A friend like him is hard to find. Andy was the number one overall pick in the 1997 PBA Draft. At 6 for 10 Andy was the first Fil-Am from my generation to have big expectations put on his shoulders the very first day he stepped on a PBA court. Dealing with that pressure must have been tough, but Andy was one of the most accommodating, giving people I have ever met. Whenever he was doing something, he would invite me. Random days out of the blue, he would invite me to his house to have dinner with his family. Andy would host dinners at his house for holidays, where families from different teams would get together to celebrate. I was fortunate enough to eventually play with Andy at Ginebra, where we won three championships together. Having him in practice and as a friend made my life better in the Philippines. Just as Jeff and Andy helped me, I also tried to help new Fil-Americans that came to the Philippines after me. Rudy Hatfield came to Tanduay a couple of years after I had been there and I tried to show him the ropes. We became very close friends. When Jimmy Alapag and Harvey Carey were new to the country in 2002 and 2003, respectively, I tried help where I could. I can’t say I ever really mentored anybody, but I always tried to listen, and share. Even if I can only help you laugh or smile more, I know that can help. Those guys have also become close friends of mine. I know they have also helped others that have come after them. Since Alapag and Carey arrived, there have already been a couple generations of new Filipino American basketball players. I still see the younger Fil-Ams from different teams hanging out together. While I’ve heard that some people view that as Fil-Ams trying to separate themselves, I don’t believe that is true. Just like guys from the same province or same school are more likely to hang out together, young Fil-Ams are more likely to hang out together. It’s a natural thing to gravitate to things and people you relate to and have something in common with. It’s not the easiest thing to do, to go to a foreign country where you have no family and friends to start a new career. I know. I’ve been there. A lot of things have changed for me since 1997, when I first came to this country. I am now married and have two small children of my own. My wife, kids and her family provide my support system now, as I do for them. However, there was a time and a long time where I didn’t have that. My Fil-American friends were my family and support system. And while that wasn’t ideal, I was always taught to do the best with what you had. I’m thankful for what I had. Eric Menk played in the PBA from 1999 to 2016. Menk is a four-time PBA champion, three-time PBA Finals MVP and one-time PBA MVP (2005). He currently writes for ABS-CBN Sports weekly. Menk also has his podcast Staying MAJOR as welll as his own YouTube channel ......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018