Category Archives: News

The Vhong Navarro saga continues

LAST Wednesday, showbiz world woke up to another development that thickens the plot of the scandal that dragged the name of Vhong Navarro. Like a teleserye nearing its climax, the twist of events makes people drawn into the story that even national issues, in terms of media mileage, pale in comparison. Continue reading

Avida Opens Flagship Showroom at Glorietta

Aiming to make its ever-growing product portfolio more accessible to the public, Avida Land,  the mid-priced property development unit of listed Ayala Land, Inc., announces the opening of its flagship showroom at the 2/F Glorietta 4, Ayala Center in Makati City.

Strategically situated inside a mall setting and housing Avida’s various projects in one location, the company’s biggest showroom to date makes it easier for prospective clients to learn more about Avida projects and likewise, for property specialists to conveniently assist interested buyers.

Avida Showroom in Glorieta 4

Featuring separate nooks that introduce the company’s newest projects, the showroom will allow visitors to view studio, one bedroom and two bedroom model units that can be found on a typical Avida condo development.

Avida's Studio Unit

“The showroom gives people an idea of what their future Avida home can look like,” says Christopher Maglanoc, Avida Land President.  “We want to give them a preview of homes that Avida offers – thoughtfully-designed, located in secure communities and just within reach for young professionals, newlyweds and emerging families.”

Avida 1 Bedroom Unit

Suited for young professionals and urbanites, the studio unit showcases Avida Towers Asten, Avida’s three-tower condo project in Makati that features an edgy modern design and amenities with a unique concept retail area. The one bedroom unit is inspired by Avida’s first vacation home development, Serin West Tagaytay with its modern yet relaxing design that is perfect for family leisure. Ideal for those who need bigger space such as growing families, the two bedroom unit is conceptualized for Avida Towers Altura, the first residential development in Avida’s first large-scale, mixed-use community in Muntinlupa, South Park District.

Avida 1BR Unit

Antonino Aquino, President of Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) declares, “We are proud of this latest Avida milestone which showcases its latest product offerings in a very accessible location here in Glorietta.”

The housewarming themed event had all the elements of luck that are believed to bring joy, prosperity, and abundance. To further the “home-sweet-home-experience,” guests enjoyed great food, drinks, and a dessert buffet by Sonja’s Cupcakes. Aside from the invited friends from media, the event was graced by Avida and Ayala Land top executives.

The Avida Showroom Glorietta, located at the 2/F Glorietta 4, is open to the public between 10AM to 9PM from Monday to Thursday and 10AM to 10PM from Friday to Sunday.

Charice now a Guinness World Record holder

After being dubbed “The Most Talented Girl in the World,” openly gay and former Glee star Charice Pempengco has earned yet another international distinction, this time for her stint as a judge on “The X Factor Philippines.” Continue reading

Don Allado’s controversial tweets vs PBA

Barako Bull’s Don Allado has issued on apology Wednesday night after posting some tweets against the Philippine Basketball Association. The cager has also deleted his tweets after being heavily criticized.

“I would like to extend my sincerest apologies to Comm Salud & entire PBA for last night’s tweets that’s now a subject of controversy,” said Allado on a tweet.

“It was an error in judgement on my part to let my passion for this game get the best of me. As a professional I should’ve known better. I understand my statement may be construed by many as discrediting the PBA. Let it be known, however, that such is not my intention. Again, my sincerest apologies to the Comm Salud, Board of Governors & entire PBA,” he furthered.

Here’s the screen grab of his controversial tweets right after his team, the Barako Bulls, lost the game to Powerade  Tigers.

The 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival is on

Nine movie outfits or a total of 14 movie scripts have been submitted to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, which will open on Christmas Day.  Continue reading

Celebrity Deathmatch: Mon Tulfo vs Raymart Santiago

Radio and TV host Mon Tulfo and Kapuso actor Raymart Santiago were involved in a brawl at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 last Sunday, May 6. Continue reading

And the PBB Season 4 Big winner is…Slater Young

Twenty-four-year-old Slater Young from Cebu was named big winner of the 4th Season of Pinoy Big Brother (Unlimited) on March 31 during the finale of the reality show held at the Quirino Grand Stand in Manila. Continue reading

Bare: a pop opera about two boys in love

In line with its 20th anniversary, the Ateneo blueREPERTORY of the Loyola Schools Performing Arts Cluster proudly presents “ BARE: A POP OPERA ” — the amazing Off-Broadway musical that narrates the story of two boys at a Catholic boarding school as they struggle through the challenges their clandestine love brings. Continue reading

Young listeners’ music

Some people invariably describe rock metal music as nothing but noise. Disturbing, incomprehensible, loud and lacks harmony are some of few overused adjectives used to describe this genre, which audience generally belongs to the younger age group.

Rock band Slapshock, which is known for its distinctly earsplitting sound, knows for a fact that when somebody doesn’t like its music, it means that the person has a different preference. For 15 years now, Slapshock has been the center of music critics who find its music unpleasant. Continue reading

Net 25’s first drama 5 Girls and a Dad starts today

NET 25 of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation presents its initial drama offering billed as “5 Girls amd a Dad,” a family drama about single parent families, written by award winning novelist and screenplay writer Lualhati Bautista ( Bata, Bata Paano ka Ginawa?, Dekada ’70)under the direction of Elson Montalba, with Richard Quan playing the lead role of Lorenzo Legaspi. Continue reading

No Other Woman breaks box office records with P267 million in 4 weeks

The film No Other Woman top-billed by Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay and Cristine Reyes is breaking box office records. After four weeks of commercial release, it has surpassed the record set by Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz’s 2009 film, You Changed My Life.  Continue reading

Mister China Chen JianFeng wins the Manhunt International 2011 title

Mister China Chen JianFeng has won the Manhunt International 2011 title during the pageant finale held Monday, October 10, 2011, in Seoul, South Korea.

JianFeng is 26 years old and stands 6’2″. Continue reading

Former police officer and wild card entry Larry Martin wins the first Biggest Loser Pinoy edition

Former police officer Larry Martin, 36, won the title The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition winner after losing 101 pounds and spending 125 days training at the Biggest Loser camp.

Larry, who was retained in the show being a wild card entry, won P1 million and a condominium unit. Also, he will appear on the cover of Men’s Health Philippines in its November issue. Continue reading

Battle of the ‘tweens’: From T.G.I.S. vs Gimik to Tween Hearts vs Growing Up

by Nickie Wang

Some of the brightest names in show business today started out as part of teen-oriented shows and programs. And we can still identify those who were products of GMA-7’s T.G.I.S. or ABS-CBN’s Gimik, two teen drama shows that were very popular back then. Continue reading

Philippines’ entry to the Foreign Language Film category of 84th Academy Awards

The award-winning independent film Ang Babae sa Septic Tank has been chosen by the Film Academy of the Philippines as the country’s entry to the Foreign Language Film category of 84th Academy Awards. Continue reading

Tony Perez’s riveting trilogy: Tanghalang Pilipino’s second offering for its 25th Theater Season

by Nickie Wang

If you have not experienced losing a family member, been intensely in love and got heartbroken or at least confronted by a life-changing situation at some point, then it would be difficult for you to understand the concept of emotional truth. Continue reading

Vilma Santos back on the big screen

by Nickie Wang

Seasoned actress and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos lists show business as one of her least priority at the moment. She said that her being a public servant and a mother and a wife are undoubtedly her main concerns. Continue reading

Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup wins 3rd runner up in the Miss Universe 2011

General Santos and University of the Philippines pride Shamcey Supsup won 3rd runner up in the 60th edition of Miss Universe pageant. The 25-year-old beauty was the only finalist to answer in English during the final Q and A portion. She was asked by American actress Vivica Fox , “Would you change your religious beliefs to marry the person that you love? Why or why not?” Continue reading

K-Pop star Kim Hyun Joong makes Filipino fans scream again

by Nickie Wang

South Korean pop star Kim Hyun Joong dropped by Manila last week to meet and greet fans. Around a thousand K-pop aficionados bought Kim’s debut album, Break Down, for a chance to meet the Korean heartthrob up-close and get a high-five. Continue reading

New 7 Wonders of Nature, Mariel Rodriguez, Polo Ravales and Enchong Dee are this week’s top searches on Yahoo! Philippines

  1. New 7 Wonders of Nature: Filipino netizens turned to Yahoo! last week for updates on the search for the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’ to check on the Philippines’ finalist – the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in Palawan. According to the New 7 Wonders of Nature website, the PPUR currently ranks third in terms of share of international and national votes. Philippine residents may vote for the PPUR online at or by texting PPUR to 2861. Continue reading