Jake Zyrus feels ‘respected’ on the set of Japanese film

  Singer Jake Zyrus marks yet another milestone in an eventful career filled with highs and lows, with a starring role in a Japanese action flick, Keiji Miyano's "Yaru Onna" ("She's a Killer").   As bonus, producers also tapped Jake to be part of the film's original soundtrack, with the song, "Out the Window."   Jake recalled that the Japanese producers had "handpicked" him for the role of Akira, best buddy of the main protagonist Aiko, an assassin avenging the death of her family.   "I'm grateful that they chose me," Jake told the Inquirer. "They thought I was already in the process of transitioning. They were very respectful. They also put m...Keep on reading: Jake Zyrus feels ‘respected’ on the set of Japanese film.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 22nd, 2018Related News

PVL: Lady Bulldogs begin title-retention quest

Defending champion National University opens its journey for a back-to-back on Saturday when the Lady Bulldogs face San Beda University in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Opening serve is at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream.   The Lady Bulldogs ruled the inaugural edition of the tournament last year via clean sweep of the conference behind Most Valuable Player Jaja Santiago But this time NU will parade a different lineup following the departure of Santiago and Aiko Urdas and with Jorelle Singh and Jasmine Nabor skipping the tournament.       Head coach Babes Castillo will parade the core of his BaliPure squad composed of a mix of veterans, incoming Lady Bulldogs and Nazareth School-NU high school standouts. “Nine of the 14 players ko mostly mga incoming and future NU players,” said Castillo.    Bannering the squad are incoming rookie setter Joyme Cagande, Ivy Lacsina, libero Jennifer Nierva and Princess Robles. San Beda, the NCAA Season 93 runner-up, will parade a solid and mature core led by Cesca Racraquin and sisters Nieza and Jiezela Viray.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 20th, 2018Related News

PVL: Lady Bulldogs brace for tough title defense

A young National University squad will march into battle hoping to defend its crown when the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference opens shop on July 21. The Lady Bulldogs ruled the inaugural edition of the tournament last year via a clean sweep of the conference behind Most Valuable Player Jaja Santiago. But this time, NU will parade a different lineup following the departure of Santiago and Aiko Urdas, while key players Jorelle Singh and Jasmine Nabor are doubtful to see action.        Head coach Babes Castillo will parade the core of his BaliPure squad composed of a mix of veterans, incoming Lady Bulldogs and Nazareth School-NU high school standouts.     Bannering the squad will be incoming rookie setter Joyme Cagande, Ivy Lacsina, libero Jennifer Nierva, Princes Robles and high school star Faith Nisperos. Eight teams will try to dethrone the Lady Bulldogs led by the returning 2017 runnerup Far Eastern University. Also joining the fray are UAAP teams University of Sto. Tomas, Adamson University and University of the Philippines and NCAA squads College of St. Benilde, University of Perpetual Help, San Sebastian College and San Beda University. Taking a leave of absence are Ateneo de Manila University and NCAA champion Arellano University. Playing in the men’s division are FEU, NU, Adamson, San Beda, Perpetual, De La Salle University, UST, UP and CSB. Defending champion Ateneo will skip the tournament.   ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 12th, 2018Related News

Aiko Melendez to bashers of her relationship with Subic mayor: Eat your hearts out

It seems actress Aiko Melendez has had enough of her trolls' bashing when she took to her Instagram Stories yesterday, May 15, with some sharp words.........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2018Related News

PVL: Creamline back in win column, sweeps PayMaya

Creamline bounced back mightily from a setback the day before as the Cool Smashers cruised in a cakewalk, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19, win over PayMaya Sunday in the in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the People’s Gym in Tuguegarao. Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin and skipper Alyssa Valdez led the way for Creamline, which handed the High Flyers their first loss in three outings. The Cool Smashers rebounded from a painful five-set defeat at the hands of BanKo Perlas to tie their victim at 2-1 win-loss slate. Kaewpin scored 17 points on 15 attacks and two service aces while Valdez added 12 markers, 11 off kills, for Creamline. Michele Gumabao had eight markers while playmaker Jia Morado tallied 26 excellent sets for the Cool Smashers. PayMaya saw its winning streak snapped with only American import Tess Rountree reaching double digit scoring with 17 points. Aiko Urdas and Jasmine Nabor had eight and six points, respectively, for the High Flyers.    --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 13th, 2018Related News

PVL: PayMaya downs Pocari Sweat-Air Force, wins second straight

PayMaya made quick work of debuting defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force, 25-20, 25-19, 25-22, on Saturday for a hold of the solo lead in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the People’s Gym in Tuguegarao.   The High Flyers took advantage of the Lady Warriors’ error-filled first outing inside the sweltering packed venue to claim their second win in as many outings. American import Tess Rountree waxed-hot with 18 points to pace PayMaya. Jerrili Malabanan scored nine markers while American reinforcement Shelby Sullivan had eight for the High Flyers, who played its first of back-to-back games. PayMaya will take on Creamline on Sunday in the same venue. “Maganda 'yung ginalaw ng team. Kumpara doon sa first game namin, mas kaunti 'yung mistakes, 'yung errors,” said PayMaya coach Roger Gorayeb, who had the chance to shuffle his lineup. “'Yung imports naman very determined lang talaga kasi alam din nila na they could play better than last time tapos defending champions nga 'yung kalaban namin.”      Aiko Urdas had five points while Celine Domingo scored three with her last two coming off back-to-back hits that sealed the victory for the High Flyers. Jasmine Nabor tallied 20 excellent sets while Grethcel Soltones saw action in the second set as a reliever and was scoreless for PayMaya. It was a terrible first match for the Lady Warriors. Pocari Sweat-Air Force gave away 32 points off errors with Myla Pablo serving as the only Lady Warrior in double figures with 12 points. Import Madeline Palmer and Jeanette Panaga finished with nine each while Amele Love was limited to only six markers for Pocari Sweat-Air Force.   ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 12th, 2018Related News

PVL: New teams Tacloban, PayMaya clash in debut

Jovielyn Prado and the core of NCAA back-to-back champion Arellano University hopes to bring the same intensity and power when rookie team Tacloban goes into action against the Grethcel Soltones-led PayMaya on Sunday in the 2nd Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference. The battle begins at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA and via livestream. Meanwhile, the men’s division duel between Vice Co. Blockusters and Philippine Army starts at 10:00 a.m. Prado will reunite with college teammates Anne Esguerra, Andrea Marzan, libero Eunice Galang and Regine Arocha to banner the Nes Pamilar-mentored Fighting Warays owned by Philippine Azkals team manager Dan Palami. Joining the crack crew are NCAA Season 93 Most Valuable Player Shola Alvarez, University of the East’s Judith Abil and Seth Rodriguez and UAAP Season 80 runner-ups Kyle Negrito and Heather Guino-o of Far Eastern University. Tacloban has Thai stars Amporn Hyapha and Sasiwilmol Sangpan as imports. They will face a High Flyers squad that is composed of last year’s Open Conference champion core. Soltones, a three-time NCAA MVP, will have Lizlee Ann Pantone, Jasmine Nabor, Jorelle Singh, Aiko Urdas, Jerrili Malabanan and Alyssa Eroa, all coming from last year’s Open Conference champion BaliPure, as her crew for the Roger Gorayeb-mentored team. Also in the team are Kat Villegas, Joyce Sta. Maria, FEU’s Czarina Carandang, Angel Cayuna and UAAP Season 80 Best Blocker Celine Domingo with imports Nicole Roundtree and Shelby Sullivan providing added firepower and muscles for the High Flyers.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 5th, 2018Related News

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Hindi tayo pwedeng sumuko -- Santiago

National University’s woes in the second round elimination of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament continued. After an impressive start, the Lady Bulldogs dropped their fifth straight match to extend an alarming skid that could endanger their drive for a return in the Final Four after missing the cut in the previous two seasons. NU absorbed an 18-25, 22-25, 20-25, beating at the hands of University of the Philippines Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The loss pulled down the Lady Bulldogs to a 6-6 win-loss slate at the no. 4 spot, just half a game ahead of Adamson University. Despite their string of misfortunes, NU star Jaja Santiago kept her hopes high.  “Hanggang may pag-asa hindi ako magwo-worry,” said Santiago, the lone bright spot for NU in the match. The graduating 6-foot-5 versatile hitter was the lone Lady Bulldog in double figures scoring with 19 points while adding seven digs. Setter Jasmine Nabor scored five points while Fil-Japanese Risa Sato and veteran Aiko Urdas were scoreless. “Sabi ko nga sa teammates after ng game, kasi napag-usapan namin nung may mga sessions kami na lahat ng negativity sa team namin alis. Lahat ng nasa isip mo na hindi nakakatulong sa’yo alis,” Santiago said. “Sabi ko sa kanila kasi ‘yung nakikita ko teary-eye, ‘Anong sabi satin? Wag na tayo maging negative di ba?’ “May mga nagsabi na ‘Kaya natin yan! Kaya natin yan!’ Sabi ko “hindi pa tapos ang laban may dalawa pa tayong games at yun yung kailangan natin ipanalo para pumasok ng semifinals,’” she added. “’Binibigyan pa tayo ng chance ni God kaya hindi tayo pwedeng sumuko kasi yun nga may chance pa tayo. Hindi pa naman tapos yung laban natin, so anong susukuan natin? Laban lang.’” The Lady Bulldogs need to sweep their remaining games against also-ran University of the East and Far Eastern University to secure a spot in the Final Four.   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 4th, 2018Related News

Pantranco 1219 – Manila Picture

From the movie "Pretty Baby" of Aiko Melendez, year 1989. Pantranco 1219 en route to Cubao, Quezon City. Image published by pantranco_bus on 2011-10-29 19:19:22 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: , PNEI , Pantranco , Delta Motors , Design , Drawing , Graphics , Vector , Philippines Bus , Manila Bus , Illustration… link: Pantranco 1219 – Manila Picture.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Mar 29th, 2018Related News

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Adamson chains NU for back-to-back wins

Adamson University gave National University head coach Babes Castillo and the rest of the Lady Bulldogs another headache. The Lady Falcons avenged their first round loss against the Lady Bulldogs with a 25-19, 25-15, 18-25, 25-13, victory Wednesday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Adamson moved to solo fifth with a 5-5 win-loss record as the Lady Falcons, who won their second straight, handed NU its third straight defeat. “Yeah, I mean we knew how important this match was today for us. Every game from here on out, we're playing to get to the Final Four,” said Adamson coach Air Padda. “We told them earlier, it's not Adamson vs. NU, it's not like a regular game. This is gonna be the basis of our survival for the season,” she added. Skipper Jema Galanza finished with 16 points - all but one coming off attacks - and 11 excellent receptions, Mary Joy Dacoron got 13 markers while Mylene Paat added 11 for Adamson. Graduating setter Fenela Emnas tallied 35 excellent sets for the Lady Falcons, who got 39 free points off NU's errors.     With Adamson smelling blood after taking a 2-1 match lead, the Lady Falcons opened a huge 16-8 gap in the fourth set to dictate the pace of the frame on their way to sealing the win in one hour and 36 minutes.  The Lady Bulldogs slid to 6-4 slate tied with Far Eastern University at third to fourth spots. Jaja Santiago was the only NU player in double figures with 21 points off 17 attacks, two aces and two kill blocks with 11 digs. Risa Sato had nine markers while hitters Aiko Urdas and and Jorelle Singh were stymied to a combined nine points for the skidding Lady Bulldogs.      --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 21st, 2018Related News

Calling the shots: Celebrity single mom Aiko Melendez

(Conclusion) I never badmouth their fathers, even though I've gone through a lot of awful situations as a result of being with them," actress Aiko Melendez said of the dads of her son Andrei, 19, and daughter Marthena, 11. "I cover up for their dads, only because I don't want the kids to think less of them," she declared. "I came from a broken family, too. I know how it feels to have so much hatred for your father. That's not a good feeling at all. I don't want my kids to grow up that way." Andrei is the son of actor Jomari Yllana, while Marthena is the daughter of former fashion model Martin Jickain. When it comes to important events in the lives of her children, Aiko sa...Keep on reading: Calling the shots: Celebrity single mom Aiko Melendez.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 18th, 2018Related News

Get to know the 7 Filipino artists in the 2018 Wanderland lineup

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail The 2018 Wanderland Music and Arts Festival, to be held March 10 at the Filinvest City event grounds in Alabang, will feature 13 acts---six international and seven local artists. The foreign artists include Kodaline, Jhene Aiko, FKJ, Daniel Caesar, Lauv and Bag Riders. Get to know the Filipino artists: Jess Connelly Born in Australia, Connelly, now based in Manila, began releasing her music on SoundCloud in 2015. The following year, she dropped her debut album, "How I Love," which put her on Spotify's Artists to Watch in 2017. Her soulful voice and R&B sound stood out in songs lik...Keep on reading: Get to know the 7 Filipino artists in the 2018 Wanderland lineup.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 4th, 2018Related News

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: NU targets rebound win, UP eyes back-to-back victories

National University’s character will be tested Sunday when the Lady Bulldogs try to recover after absorbing their first loss of the season in a showdown with a very confident University of the Philippines in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Opening serve is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA on SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD on SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream. The Lady Bulldogs saw their five-game winning streak snapped by Far Eastern University, 22-25, 27-25, 13-25, 20-25, last Wednesday. While NU is hopes to rebound from a sorry loss, the Lady Maroons want to spark a winning run and improve their 2-4 win-loss record. UP arrested a four-game slide with a 31-33, 25-23, 25-16, 25-12 win over University of Sto. Tomas on Wednesday. Tots Carlos, who scored 32 the last time out, Isa Molde, Marist Layug and Marian Buitre will carry the fight for the Diliman-based squad against NU’s 6-foot-5 star Jaja Santiago, Aiko Urdas, Risa Sato, setter Jasmine Nabor and Jorelle Singh.   ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 3rd, 2018Related News

Homegrown artists take the stage at 'GlobeWanderland

THIS YEAR’s Wanderland Music and Arts Festival will be a full day of art and music, with a lineup of international acts including Kodaline, Jhene, Aiko, FKJ, Daniel Caesar, Lauv, and Bag Riders, and local artists who are among the country’s best young musicians across different genres. Wanderland 2018 will be held on March 10 […] The post Homegrown artists take the stage at #GlobeWanderland appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMar 1st, 2018Related News

Aiko Melendez finally finds ‘happiness’

Aiko Melendez finally finds ‘happiness’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 28th, 2018Related News

Aga, Aiko reunite for restored rom-com

Blame the Valentine season. Seems Show Town is in the mood for romance and nostalgia these days. Quick on the heels of the Sharon Cuneta-Gabby Concepcion reunion for a McDonald's commercial, another "classic" loveteam staged a comeback recently. Fans of the 1990s tandem of Aga Muhlach and Aiko Melendez got to relive the nervy decade with the grand unveiling of the restored version of Jose Javier Reyes' "May Minamahal" at the Power Plant Mall last week. The screening gathered not only Aga, Aiko and Direk Joey, but also other actors like Boots Anson-Rodrigo, Agot Isidro, Nikka Valencia, Malou Crisologo, Bimbo Bautista and Ogie Diaz. Direk Joey described the occasion as both...Keep on reading: Aga, Aiko reunite for restored rom-com.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 26th, 2018Related News

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Kailangan ilabas ang tapang -- Dy

After a humbling experience at the hands of National University last Sunday, grand slam-seeking De La Salle University realized what was lacking early in their campaign in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament. It took the Lady Spikers a painful loss and an extra set of training after that for them to discover an important facet of their game that went missing.      “’You know right after we lost to NU, we went straight back to our gym to fix our mistakes,” said graduating opposite hitter Kim Kianna Dy. “Syempre dun pa lang lumabas yung tapang namin. Sinabi nga ni coach (Ramil De Jesus) bakit hindi kayo matapang nu’ng game, bakit ngayon matapang kayo?” DLSU responded with a 25-18, 25-17, 25-20, drubbing of University of the East Wednesday to get back on the winning track and erase its five-set defeat against the unbeaten Lady Bulldogs three days before. “So ngayon, na-address namin yung kailangan matapos agad, hindi dapat maging complacent na we’re two sets ahead, and then biglang bibitawan lang," said Dy, who had eight points against the Lady Warriors. Desiree Cheng and reigning Most Valuable Player Majoy Baron scored 13 points each while Aduke Ogunsanya finished with 12 as the Lady Spikers improved to 4-1 win-loss record behind NU.  “Well 'yung purpose ng pagbalik namin sa La Salle. Siguro during the game nung Sunday, ni-remind ko lang sila na dapat kilala niyo 'yung sarili niyo, kung sino kayo,” said De Jesus, whose squad went straight to training in DLSU after absorbing a 24-26, 25-19, 25-22, 17-25, 14-16, defeat to NU. It was a sorry loss for the Lady Spikers as they squandered a 12-8 lead in the fifth set. NU took a 14-13 lead in that frame after Jaja Santiago caught fire. Dy saved a match point but the Lady Bulldogs stole the win after a Santiago kill followed by an Aiko Urdas off the block attack.  “’Minsan kasi, nakakalimutan niyo kung sino na kayo’, sabi kong ganoon. Ang dami niyong pinagdaanan, ang dami niyong experience na pinag-daanan. So pagdating sa mga ganyang klase ng game, dapat kilala niyo 'yung sarili niyo, kung ano 'yung aasahan ng team sa inyo. So 'yun lang naman din,” added De Jesus. Dy admitted that they deserved that extra training. “’Pag sinabi na ni coach yun na walang magbibihis, diretso tayo La Salle, alam na namin. We know that we deserved what happened. Yung right after, training. Wala eh, natalo kami so kailangan ayusin yung mga kulang pa namin,” she said. “I think one of the things na super important na natutunan namin right after, yung ginagawa namin after the game, is tapang dapat. Kasi may mga drills na hindi ka... it’s a drill, tapos di ka titigil hangga’t sinabi ni coach. So you have to show your toughness, you have to show na di ka maggi-give up,” Dy added. “So para siyang connected sa game. You shouldn’t give up until 25.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 21st, 2018Related News

(Kung) maibibigay sa akin ang bola, papatayin ko -- Jaja Santiago

Jaja Santiago was put on a leash with National University trailing defending two-time champion De La Salle University by four points in the closing stretch of the fifth set. Sitting on the bench after rotating at the back row, the graduating hitter could only just pray for her teammates to hold the fort.    “Siyempre kinakabahan ako pero kino-compose ko pa rin ang sarili ko na hindi, kahit wala ako sa loob, makukuha namin ito,” said Santiago. “Kung maabot ako sa unahan, ibibigay ko ang 100-plus percent ko para sa team.” The Lady Spikers made a grave mistake of giving NU a chance to get the 6-foot-5 Santiago back on court. Once inside, Santiago erupted with crucial kills to carry the Lady Bulldogs to a 26-24, 19-25, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14, win Sunday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Santiago submitted 27 points anchored on a crisp 20-of-43 attacking clip but heroics down the stretch highlighted her performance that helped the Lady Bulldogs preserve their pristine 4-0 win-loss record.   NU trailed DLSU, 8-12, in the fifth set with Santiago substituted to the bench. Aiko Urdas’ kill put Santiago back on the floor and the hitter worked her magic to shock DLSU. Santiago pounded a kill to put NU at match point, 14-13. Kim Kianna Dy answered with a hit before Santiago gave the Lady Bulldogs their second match point off a thunderous spike.     Urdas sealed the morale-boosting win with a service ace. Asked if she took it to herself to provide the much-needed points, Santiago responded with authority.   “(Kung) mabibigay sa akin 'yung bola, papatayin at papatayin ko. Walang hesitation,” she said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles        .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 18th, 2018Related News

Celebrities bare lessons learned from 2017

Before we can look forward to what 2018 has in store for us, we must first look back at what 2017 has taught us. We are the sum total of all the lessons and the memories. So, I cornered some celebs to share with us what they learned in the past year. May we always see fireworks in everything we do, long after the new year is over.   Aiko Melendez Never lose hope. In the first quarter of 2017, I was getting depressed because nothing was going right. I kept praying that finally my time would come again. I learned to be patient with God's promise that He would never leave me empty, and all was right after that stage. I was blessed with a show, "Wildflower," and some awa...Keep on reading: Celebrities bare lessons learned from 2017.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 5th, 2018Related News

Aiko Melendez feels blessed when loveless

MANILA, Philippines — When it rains, it pours. The saying is true for Aiko Melendez......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesOct 19th, 2017Related News