Boracay Halloween partygoers face raps

Charges have been filed against several persons for alleged violation of quarantine protocols when they attended a Halloween party in Boracay......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 26th, 2020Related News

DOT backs recommendation to close down Boracay establishment breaching COVID-19 protocols

The Department of Tourism on Thursday condemned the irresponsible Halloween party mass gathering in an establishment on Boracay island......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 26th, 2020Related News

Flower power

Last Friday night, a day before Halloween, the atmosphere at Dangwa, Manila’s famous flower market, was funereal......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 3rd, 2020Related News

LOOK: Celebrating Leia Valenciano birthday with the cutest photos

Beat the bad week blues with a dose of one of Instagram’s most adorable baby and grandchild of Gary Valenciano By now, almost everyone knows of Nataleia Martine Valenciano—the daughter of Paolo and Sam Valenciano who turned four years old today. Lovingly nicknamed “Leia” after Paolo’s favorite galactic princess, she has won the hearts of many. If you haven’t seen her yet, you should. Sure, she’s cute but she’s clever, too. To pick you up on this hump day, we compiled some of her best Instagram photos. Playing dress-up Halloween may be over but Leia’s costumes are still giving us life. For a baby, she was pretty extra since she had more than one outfit. This year, she dressed up as a spider woman and Anne Wheeler, too! More food, please Babies do the cutest reactions and Leia proves that. In this photo, she was asking for more mangoes and Jelly Ace. It’s hard to say no to this cute face, right? Taking the lead The World Vision’s Give Hope campaign—which encourages the public to contribute to raising funds that will assist vulnerable children—is made sweeter with Leia, one of their youngest ambassadors. As she brings smiles to our hearts, we hope you, too, will continue to give hope to children. What a mood Still sheltering in place? Good. But we’re sure you had that one moment where you realize you’ve been stuck at home for almost a year. Did we react as cute as Leia though? Probably not. Photos courtesy of Sam Valenciano/Instagram.....»»

Source: NewsNov 3rd, 2020Related News

In pics: How people celebrate Halloween during COVID-19 pandemic

People wearing costumes celebrate Halloween in Canberra, Australia, Oct. 31, 2020. (Photo by Chu Chen/Xinhua)BEIJING, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- Halloween is a celebration observed in many countr.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 3rd, 2020Related News

Signs for you to leave a relationship before you get ghosted!

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Ghosting has been very popular lately even before the Halloween season. Ghosting is not literally for scary ghosts anymore, but rather someone who leaves someone they are seeing without even saying anything— not even a goodbye. Now, in order for you not to get ghosted, here are the signs that can […] The post Signs for you to leave a relationship before you get ghosted! appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 2nd, 2020Related News

Til death do us part: Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo channel married couple anew in Halloween costumes

After making their fans giggle for donning a wedding garb for their new series "The House Arrest of Us," Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla made waves again for dressing up as a ghost bride and a zombie groom for Halloween......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 2nd, 2020Related News

Sadako scares, brings laughter

Sadako appeared at Quest Hotel on a cold, rainy Halloween and scared the hell out of her victims......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 2nd, 2020Related News

Canada sword attacker kills two in Halloween rampage

The sword-wielding attacker dressed in medieval costume who killed two people and injured five others in a Halloween rampage on Saturday night in Quebec was "not associated with a terrorist group," Canadian police said Sunday......»»

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Canada sword attacker kills two 

QUEBEC CITY, Canada — The sword-wielding attacker dressed in medieval costume who killed two people and injured five others in a Halloween rampage in Quebec City was “not associated with a terrorist group,” Canadian police said Sunday. The attacks occurred Saturday night in multiple locations in the Old Quebec neighborhood, near the tourist hotspot Chateau Frontenac and […] The post Canada sword attacker kills two  appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 2nd, 2020Related News

‘Gabi ng lagim’ sa Quebec: 1 napugutan, 1 nagilitan, 5 nasaksak

Binansagan ng kapulisan sa Quebec, Canada na gabi ng lagim ang paggunita nila sa Halloween dahil isang lalaking may espada ng samurai ang namugot, nanggilit ng liig at nanaksak ng pitong tao sa lungsod nitong Sabado. Isang 61-taong babaeng tatawid sa kalye sa Rue des Remparts ang pinugutan ng salarin gamit ang katana, ayon sa […] The post ‘Gabi ng lagim’ sa Quebec: 1 napugutan, 1 nagilitan, 5 nasaksak appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 2nd, 2020Related News

Here’s a Halloween classic look done by freelance makeup artist from Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Halloween is the time of the year that we get to be whoever we want to be. Dressing up and fixing our costumes have been one of the best things we look forward to every November. And with so many looks to choose from, an iconic look from the celebration of the […] The post Here’s a Halloween classic look done by freelance makeup artist from Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 1st, 2020Related News

Dwyane Wade, Naomi Osaka, athletes dress up for Halloween

Though limited because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, these sports figures didn't fall short in celebrating the yearly tradition......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 1st, 2020Related News

Alden 3 beses nakasaksi ng exorcism: Walang hangin, sumara lahat ng pinto sa bahay, as in may nagagalit

TATLONG beses nang naka-experience ng aktuwal na “exorcism” ang Asia’s Multimedia star na si Alden Richards. Naikuwento ito ng Kapuso TV host-actor sa Halloween episode ng “Bawal Judgmental” sa “Eat Bulaga” kahapon kung saan ang celebrity contestant ay ang beauty queen na si Shamcey Supsup. “Tatlong beses na po (nakakita ng actual exorcism), dalawang beses […] The post Alden 3 beses nakasaksi ng exorcism: Walang hangin, sumara lahat ng pinto sa bahay, as in may nagagalit appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 1st, 2020Related News

Jake ayaw sa tiyanak; Paulo takot na takot mag-CR dahil sa ‘undin’

HAPPY Halloween!!! Uso na naman ngayon ang takutan at multu-multuhan kaya asahan na ang umaatikabong kuwentuhan tungkol sa mga misteryo at kababalaghan. I’m sure, kayo rin ay may mailalahad na ghost stories o kuwentong aswang na hinding-hindi n’yo makakalimutan. Kaya i-share n’yo na yan sa inyong mga friendship para mas lalong maging exciting ang inyong […] The post Jake ayaw sa tiyanak; Paulo takot na takot mag-CR dahil sa ‘undin’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsOct 31st, 2020Related News

Halloween fans go online to keep tradition alive

Dressing up as a character different from yourself attracts the Halloween fans to keep the party going online.It takes a group of performers five hours to put on that Halloween look for the online stage.Malls have also taken the Halloween celebration online. Filipinos who celebrate Halloween are not going to let the COVID-19 pandemic take away the fun of something different, one of them dressing up costume parties. (UNSPLASH / MANILA BULLETIN) From the horror theme to the various characters in video games and movies, dressing up as someone so different from yourself has definitely charmed people of all ages and professions. But with the health and safety protocols prohibiting large gatherings, Halloween fans are taking the parties to another address — online! And the creativity to spark the party mood is amazing! John Paolo Mandac, a Human Resource professional who refuses to let go of years of dressing up for Halloween, has made a Maleficent costume out of recyclable materials. He said that “growing up gay and closeted” required him to dress up as he was told. But on Halloween, he has a chance to dress up the way he likes without displeasing anyone. John Paolo Mandac (Photo courtesy of John Paolo Mandac / MANILA BULLETN) “In the gay world, we call [Halloween] ‘Gay Christmas’,” Mandac said. He said there’s no skipping Halloween this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, because it’s a holiday that “speaks volumes” to him. What Mandac likes the most about Halloween is being able to dress up. He said he has always liked Halloween since he was a kid but started really preparing to dress up for it in 2015. “Most of my childhood, I remember going to SM Megamall with my mom and sister to Trick-or- Treat. That went on for several years,” he said. “My mom would ask us to think of a character we would like to be that evening. And we had to be creative in making our costumes. It became a yearly bonding experience for us three,” he said. From trick-or-treating in malls, Mandac turned to Halloween parties. This year, he joined several virtual Halloween parties, including one prepared by his office colleagues. Mandac said that although the parties are “less grand” and all virtual, those were still Halloween parties. “No brushing elbows with strangers definitely. No physical interaction, no getting drunk, no appreciating a stranger’s costume. Everything is virtual,” he said, adding that he’ll likely throw in a horror movie marathon on Netflix after the online parties. The show must go on A group of gay performers whose busiest time in a nightclub is Halloween, has prepared their “look” for the new online stage. Since clubs have yet to open, Drag Queens Shewarma, Minty Fresh, Odasha — collectively known as Shemod — have taken their Halloween Drag show online. “Pag Halloween nag re-ready talaga kami or may mga naka resereve na kaming looks (We really prepare for Halloween, our ‘look’ has already been planned),” Odasha told Manila Bulletin. “Halloween is one of the most awaited events of the year in the nightclub,” Odasha said in Pilipino. This year, the challenge of performing for a show online requires more effort to create a look, Minty Fresh said. “Umaabot ng five hours yung preparation, kasi naayos kami, then mag seset up pa ng lighting (It takes us about five hours just to prepare, because we need to put on make-up, and then set up the stage and the lighting),” Minty Fresh said. Friendly Halloween party Meanwhile a group of high school friends have prepared to hold their yearly party online. Lace Azores, 25, a medical intern, said that for the first time in the seven years that they have been holding Halloween parties, this time he has prepared a program. “Every year we would have a Halloween party where we dress up, wear costumes, celebrate, and we also have an award ceremony,” Azores said. (Photo courtesy of Lace Azores / MANILA BULLETIN) But since quarantine restrictions prevent a party, they prepared to meet for an online party. “Usually kasi nag uusap usap lang kami pag mag kakasama kami physically. This time, may program akong prinepare, with games and awards, ‘Best in Costume’ ganyan (Usually, we would just talk to each other and share stories with each other during our physical parties. This time, I prepared a program, with games and awards like Best in Costume,” she said. Although they will not be physically together, Azores said that she and her friends will still have fun. The only thing she will miss though will be the dancing. And how will she dress up this year, we asked. Her reply: “As the coronavirus. Kasi ‘yan ang pinaka nakakatakot na nangyari this year (Because it’s the scariest thing that happened this year).” Annual Halloween fest goes online Meanwhile up north, the biggest Halloween bash in Ilocos Norte has also gone virtual. “Semana Ti Ar-Aria” is a week-long festival in Ilocos Norte which highlights the distinct traditions and superstitions of Ilocanos in remembering their departed loved ones. The festival which started in 2010 was started by former governor and now Senator Imee Marcos. The activities will mostly be online. Among them are the +Halloween TikTok Transformation challenge and a blog-making contest called “Kaba-vloghan,” Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte Information Officer II Rhona Ysabel Daoang said Other events are the “Lilia Cuntapay Short Horror Film Festival,” a film festival in honor of the Ilocana actress dubbed the “Queen of Philippine Horror Movies.” Absent this year will be the Zombie Night Run and the ghost parade. Mall activities go online Shopping malls have also brought the Halloween tradition online. Ayala Malls will host a virtual mall show Oct. 31 featuring characters such as Pinkfong and Baby Shark. The mall also made an online challenge where participants have to dress up in a Halloween costume and record themselves doing the Baby Shark Hand Wash Challenge. (Ayala Malls / MANILA BULLETIN) The challenge winner will get a Prepaid WiFi modem. The challenge promo will run until Oct. 31 and the winner will be announced on the mall’s Facebook page on Nov. 6. Events coordinator Katrina Loreto said most malls went for online promotions instead of staging an event. “Before there were many events, every mall had a Halloween event. Now, it’s mostly online promotions,” Loreto told Manila Bulletin......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialOct 31st, 2020Related News

Ghosts from the past: Throwback horror stories (I)

Scary tales from the teens of the ‘90s During the 90’s, stories about creatures like aswang, mananangal, tikbalang, kapre, tiktik, tyanak scared us, especially for those of us who lived in the province. But since we’re doubtful these creatures really exist, because we haven’t seen one, we just outgrew the scare from the tales about them. What really frightened us during those times were stories from family and friends about their experiences with multo (ghosts)—restless spirits that cry for help, either because they couldn’t accept their fate or they are paying a visit to their loved ones.  There is nothing scarier than seeing dead people. So it’s time for some throwback horror. Here are some ‘90s tales that you might have already heard before but still give you a fright even today. Ozone bystanders October 1997, a few minutes before the bell rang to signal the start of sembreak, our audio visual professor, who also produced documentary films for one of the country’s television networks, narrated a story that made us rowdy students silent and attentive. “Don’t forget to watch our feature story on the Ozone Disco Club tragedy on Oct. 31!” he said with a voice modulated to echo in every corner of the room.  This was seven months after the tragic fire incident killed 162 people before midnight of March 18, 1996.  “Since there were rumors that ghosts show up and crying voices can be heard at the burned establishment, we decided to make a feature story on Halloween. So I sent our camera crew to Ozone, with hopes to get actual footage of the restless souls and record their cries. But, well, they failed, but our camera crew told us a hair raising story,” he started. “Our cameramen went to Ozone before noon. While on their way inside, some bystanders were able to follow them. They called their attention and asked them gently to go outside because they are the only ones permitted to be there. Good thing, the bystanders willingly obliged. “Apart from the eerie shades of black and gray, our crew captured the burned DJ booth where the fire started, the ceiling that went down and sandwiched disco goers, the small exit door that wasn’t used and could have saved more lives, and the door at the entrance, which is the main reason why many guests were trapped inside,” he narrated. The door he was referring to has a one-way opening, push if you’re outside and pull if you’re inside. Since most of the guests ran to this door, the ones who were in front were not able to open the door because they got pressed before they got to pull it.   “But our cameramen were persistent,” he continued. “Hoping to get something for our Halloween special feature, they decided to go back after dinner. When they were shooting inside, they noticed that they were bystanders again standing a few feet behind them. Our main cameraman asked his assistant to tell them that they are not allowed to watch. And so he did. “‘Mga Sir, mga Ma’am hindi po tayo pwede dito, labas po muna tayo!’ yelled the assistant. “But everyone didn’t move a muscle and was still staring at them. So the assistant decided to go near the group to escort them out. ‘Ma’am, Sir, pasensya na po, bawal po tayo dito, labas po muna tayo,’ he commanded with an earnest voice. “But then, someone talked, with a gentle voice, ‘Hindi po kami, makalabas. ‘Hindi po namin mabuksan ang pinto. Tulong…Tulong…Tulong…’ Then this sound slowly faded. “The assistant attempted to shout but there was no sound coming out from his mouth. Trembling, he went back to his buddy, told him to turn around the camera. But when they about-faced, no one was there. All the time they were shooting, they were the only humans present inside the Ozone,” our professor ended the story. BRRRING! The campus bell rang right after our professor stopped talking. We were all shocked and went nuts, some fell on their seats, some jumped on it, some threw their staffs, others wailed, “Naaaay ko po!”.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialOct 31st, 2020Related News

LIST: Resident ghostbuster Bea Alonzo passes on ghosting survival tips

During the Halloween video blog of celebrity couple Angel Locsin and Neil Arce, special guest Bea shared tips on how to move on from ghosting......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 30th, 2020Related News
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Kim Chiu joins Tony Labrusca, JM de Guzman in new horror flick

Watching a scary movie this Halloween may not be possible in cinemas this year, but there is a new way to relive the experience by watching Star Cinema's newest horror film starring Kim Chiu, U-Turn powered by CineXpress on SKY Pay-Per-View from Oct. 30 to Nov. 12......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesOct 29th, 2020Related News