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VICE GANDA's BILLBOARD FOR CONCERT "VICE GANDANG GANDA SA SARILI" TAKEN DOWN BY LOCAL ADMIN DEEMED 'INDECENT'


Vice Ganda's billboard for the concert “Vice Gandang Ganda sa Sarili” was taken down by local administrators after it was deemed “indecent.” Philstar.com/ Mark Atienza

ALSO: Kapamilya star found dead


Julia Buencamino with parents Nonie Buencamino and Shamaine Centenera. Left: In OMG!, the Kapamilya teleserye. From Julia Buencamino’s Facebook
So many questions, but where are the answers? Unfortunately, the answers may never be known, brought to her grave by Kapamilya star Julia Buencamino who, according to ABS-CBN News, was reported by police to have been found dead by a housemaid at the family home in Quezon City at around 8 o’clock Tuesday night. Julia, 15, was one of the four children of showbiz couple Nonie Buencamino and Shamaine Centenera. “Sad, shocking,” said the STAR source close to the Buencaminos. “Julia’s parents couldn’t make sense of what happened, wondering why it happened.” Except to say that Julia was rushed to the nearby Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City, the source only confirmed the police report that Julia was dead on arrival but didn’t say what the cause of death was. Nonie rushed home from Taal, Batangas, where he was shooting Larawan, the Tagalog movie version of the Nick Joaquin opus. Shamaine was reported to be at rehearsals for a play to be produced by Red Turnip Productions. According to a dzMM report, Nonie requested authorities to stop the investigation since he was convinced that Julia took her own life. Julia was last seen in OMG! in which she played lead star Janella Salvador’s classmate and best friend. READ MORE...

ALSO: Daughter of actors Nonie and Shamaine Buencamino passes away, apparent suicide


JULY 8 ---15-YEAR-OLD Julia Buencamino, daughter of actors Nonie and Shamaine, passed away Tuesday night, a report says. Instagram
– Actress Julia Buencamino, the daughter of actors Nonie and Shamaine Buencamino, died on Tuesday. According to an ABS-CBN report, the family's house help found the 15-year-old dead on Tuesday night from apparent suicide. She was brought to the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan but was declared dead on arrival. Julia was Nonie and Shamaine’s youngest child. She starred in ABS-CBN’s morning drama “Oh My G!”
Suicidal individuals in need of help may contact the Manila Lifeline Centre through (02) 8969191 or 09178549191. THIS IS THE FULL REPORT ...Related news..

ALSO IN PHOTOS: Netizens look back on Julia Buencamino's artworks

One of Julia Buencamino's artworks. Instagram/@hoolianabanana Julia Buencamino, the daughter of actors Nonie and Shamaine Buencamino, died from apparent suicide on Tuesday. But it was not only her sudden demise that surprised the public. Her artworks, which the 15-year-old Julia regularly posted on her Instagram account, also caught the attention of netizens who wanted to know more about the late actress. Aside from acting, it is apparent on her posts that Julia also loves expressing herself through her paintings. Netizens weighed in on her artworks and commented that perhaps her drawings were premonitions. Fellow actresses such as Kim Chiu commented on Julia's artwork. "Condolence to the family of Julia Buencamino.. Read the tweets about her and saw her paintings... Grabe.. may she rest in peace," she said. READ MORE...

ALSO: Bea Alonzo admits relationship problems with Zanjoe Marudo


Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo are trying to resolve the issues that they’re having in their relationship. Philstar.com/ Jonathan Asuncion
Bea Alonzo admits that she and Zanjoe Marudo are having some issues in their relationship. Reports about their relationship problems came out after Zanjoe went on a solo trip recently to Madrid, Spain. This came off as unusual to some especially their fans since he usually travels with Bea. READ MORE...

ALSO STARS FROM YORE: Robert Campos, 75; Lucita Soriano, 74


Robert with LVN love teammate Luz Valdez in Tanglaw sa Dilim (1961): They got married in the early ’60s and separated in 1986, left, Lucita, right, at her prime as contract star of Premiere Productions —Photo from Garry Clint Adriano's Facebook page
Two veteran actors passed away almost at the same time Wednesday night, July 8 — Robert Campos, 75; and Lucita Soriano, 74.
According to initial report, Robert died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Makati City where he was confined for an undisclosed illness. Roberto Fort Donato in real life, Robert studied in San Beda until college (undergraduate). His classmates in grade school included Fernando Poe Jr., Eddie Gutierrez and Bernard Bonnin. Recalled Tempo columnist Ronald Constantino, another Bedan, school authorities made Robert choose between school and showbiz. “It’s obvious what he chose,” said Ronald. Robert was discovered by LVN Pictures in 1958 and introduced in the movie Rose Tattoo ng Buhay Ko which starred Diomedes Maturan and Charito Solis. He made more than 20 movies until LVN closed in 1961, paired as a love team with Luz Valdez in most of them. READ MORE, and about Lucita Soriano...

ALSO: How Belo Clinic brought glamour to beauty


Larger photo with caption below: Did you know that 25 years ago, The Belo Medical Clinic started in a 40-square-meter space? “That was on Aug. 8, 1990,” said Dr. Vicki Belo, head of the beauty empire that has now 11 branches, nine of which are in Metro Manila and one branch each in Cebu and Davao. “Looking back, I never imagined that we would grow this big.” Today the biggest and most popular dermatology and cosmetic surgery center in the Philippines noted for “bringing glamour to beauty,” The Belo Medical group surgical centers have been imitated but never equaled. They are also the only facilities in the Philippines internationally accredited by ISQUA (International Society for Quality in Health Care) in keeping with Dr. Belo’s vision of making the Philippines a big player in the medical tourism market. The clinic’s success story is featured in this month’s issue of Philippine Tatler magazine, edited by Anton San Diego who was one of the six survivors of the helicopter crash last Sunday at a mountain in Batangas. READ MORE...


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Vice Ganda's concert billboard in Cebu taken down

MANILA, JULY 13, 2015 (PHILSTAR) By Joyce Jimenez - Vice Ganda's billboard for his concert “Vice Gandang Ganda sa Sarili sa Cebu (E, di Wow)” was taken down.

The billboard violated Cebu City's Anti-decency Ordinance, The Freeman reported on Tuesday. The ordinance states that “vulgar and indecent” photos are not allowed in the city.

According to Cebu City Anti-Indecency Board Chairwoman Lucelle Mercado, the photo of Vice wearing a sexy red dress surrounded by topless men was deemed “sexually suggestive.”

Mercado adds that the decision was also based on the complaints received by the board from concerned citizens.

The producers immediately put down the billboards placed at the cities of Mabolo and Kamputhaw.

The said billboard was the same one used in promoting the comedian's concert here in Manila last May 22 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

His concert in Cebu will happen on July 9 at the Pacific Grand Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.


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Kapamilya star found dead By Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) | Updated July 9, 2015 - 12:00am 1 29 googleplus0 0


Julia Buencamino with parents Nonie Buencamino and Shamaine Centenera. Left: In OMG!, the Kapamilya teleserye. From Julia Buencamino’s Facebook

MANILA, Philippines - So many questions, but where are the answers?

Unfortunately, the answers may never be known, brought to her grave by Kapamilya star Julia Buencamino who, according to ABS-CBN News, was reported by police to have been found dead by a housemaid at the family home in Quezon City at around 8 o’clock Tuesday night.

Julia, 15, was one of the four children of showbiz couple Nonie Buencamino and Shamaine Centenera.

“Sad, shocking,” said the STAR source close to the Buencaminos. “Julia’s parents couldn’t make sense of what happened, wondering why it happened.”

Except to say that Julia was rushed to the nearby Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City, the source only confirmed the police report that Julia was dead on arrival but didn’t say what the cause of death was. Nonie rushed home from Taal, Batangas, where he was shooting Larawan, the Tagalog movie version of the Nick Joaquin opus. Shamaine was reported to be at rehearsals for a play to be produced by Red Turnip Productions.

According to a dzMM report, Nonie requested authorities to stop the investigation since he was convinced that Julia took her own life. Julia was last seen in OMG! in which she played lead star Janella Salvador’s classmate and best friend.

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“Nonie and Shamaine are numb,” added the source. “Hindi mo makausap, tulala!”

Julia’s body was brought to the Arlington Memorial Chapels for embalming but for lack of vacancy, was transferred to the Mt. Carmel Church in New Manila, Quezon City, where the wake started last night.

The couple said in a statement that they prefer to mourn in private:

We are deeply saddened to announce the death of our beloved daughter Julia Buencamino.

We would like to make a firm request to allow us to mourn her passing in private. We make this appeal for privacy also on behalf of those close to us who wish to remember Julia and celebrate her life in peace and quiet.

We thank you for your love, understanding and prayers of support during this time of profound grief. Julia led a beautiful and blessed life, and she will be fondly remembered and terribly missed by her family and friends.


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Daughter of Nonie, Shamaine Buencamino passes away (philstar.com) | Updated July 8, 2015 - 8:40am 15 22.1K googleplus7 2


Julia Buencamino, daughter of actors Nonie and Shamaine, passed away Tuesday night, a report says. Instagram

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Julia Buencamino, the daughter of actors Nonie and Shamaine Buencamino, died on Tuesday.

According to an ABS-CBN report, the family's house help found the 15-year-old dead on Tuesday night from apparent suicide.

She was brought to the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan but was declared dead on arrival.

Julia was Nonie and Shamaine’s youngest child. She starred in ABS-CBN’s morning drama “Oh My G!”

Suicidal individuals in need of help may contact the Manila Lifeline Centre through (02) 8969191 or 09178549191.

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Julia Buencamino showed ‘no sign she was depressed’ SHARES: 48K VIEW COMMENTS By: By Marinel R. Cruz @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 11:34 AM July 8th, 2015

“There are lot of questions that are still unanswered,” said Ricky Gallardo, talent manager of the actor-parents of young actress Julia Louise Buencamino, who was found dead on Tuesday night at their home in Quezon City.

She was 15. Gallardo manages the careers of Julia’s parents, character actors Nonie and Shamaine Buencamino. Julia was a cast member of the morning youth drama series “Oh My G!” on ABS-CBN.

READ: ABS-CBN actress, Julia Louise Buencamino, ‘commits suicide’

“The family feels devastated because of what happened. They ask for prayers. There was no sign that she was depressed,” Gallardo told the Inquirer on Wednesday.

Julia’s family has released this statement through Gallardo: “We would like to make a firm request to allow us to mourn her passing in private. We make this appeal for privacy also on behalf of those close to us, who wish to remember Julia and celebrate her life in peace and quiet.”

The statement added: “We thank you for your love, understanding, and prayers of support during this time of profound grief. Julia led a beautiful and blessed life, and she will be fondly remembered and terribly missed by her family and friends.”

Gallardo said Julia, youngest of four siblings, was found dead by their household help. She was brought to the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Julia’s remains will be at the Mt. Carmel Church, in New Manila, Quezon City starting tonight (July 8).

She is survived by siblings Delphine, Gorio and Jose. Nonie and Shamaine have extended their “thank you” to those who sent the family their condolences, Gallardo said. A source close to the family said Nonie was on the set of the film “Larawan” in Taal, Batangas, when the incident happened.

Meanwhile, Shamaine was rehearsing for her new stage play, the local adaptation of “33 Variations.”

Meanwhile, the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation, an NGO, is dedicated to listen to those who are battling depression or feel that they have suicidal tendencies.

Those who want to get in touch with its counselors may contact: (632) 804-HOPE (4673) 0917-558-HOPE (4673) 2919 (toll-free number for all Globe and Touch Mobile subscribers). The organization also has Facebook and Twitter accounts. IDL

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Buencaminos ask for privacy over daughter's death (philstar.com) | Updated July 8, 2015 - 3:16pm 63 985 googleplus0 0


In this file photo, Nonie Buencamino can be seen in a scene from the June 2014 episode of ABS-CBN's "Maalaala Mo Kaya." "We would like to make a firm request to allow us to mourn her passing in private," the Buencamino family said in a statement. ABS-CBN/PR photo

MANILA, Philippines – Actors Nonie and Shamaine Buencamino want to mourn the death of their daughter Julia in “peace and quiet.”

In a statement sent to Philstar.com and other media outfits, the Buencaminos asked the public to let them mourn their daughter Julia’s death in private.

“We thank you for your love, understanding, and prayers of support during this time of profound grief,” it added.

Here is the complete statement of the Buencamino family:

“We are deeply saddened to announce the death of our beloved daughter Julia Buencamino.

“We would like to make a firm request to allow us to mourn her passing in private. We make this appeal for privacy also on behalf of those close to us, who wish to remember Julia and celebrate her life in peace and quiet.

“We thank you for your love, understanding, and prayers of support during this time of profound grief. Julia led a beautiful and blessed life, and she will be fondly remembered and terribly missed by her family and friends.”

READ: Janella Salvador, other co-stars mourn passing of Julia Buencamino

Fifteen-year-old Julia was found dead on Tuesday.

Julia was an actress who starred in the ABS-CBN morning drama “Oh My G!”

Her remains will be at the Mt. Carmel Church in Quezon City.


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IN PHOTOS: Netizens look back on Julia Buencamino's artworks (philstar.com) | Updated July 9, 2015 - 2:34pm


One of Julia Buencamino's artworks. Instagram/@hoolianabanana

Julia Buencamino, the daughter of actors Nonie and Shamaine Buencamino, died from apparent suicide on Tuesday.

But it was not only her sudden demise that surprised the public.

Her artworks, which the 15-year-old Julia regularly posted on her Instagram account, also caught the attention of netizens who wanted to know more about the late actress.

Aside from acting, it is apparent on her posts that Julia also loves expressing herself through her paintings.

Netizens weighed in on her artworks and commented that perhaps her drawings were premonitions. Fellow actresses such as Kim Chiu commented on Julia's artwork.

"Condolence to the family of Julia Buencamino..

Read the tweets about her and saw her paintings... Grabe.. may she rest in peace," she said.

READ MORE...

Kim added: "Prayers to Tito nonie and Ms shamaine.. I don't personally know Julia but I got affected by the news."

Here are few of her artworks posted on her Instagram account:


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Bea Alonzo admits relationship problems with Zanjoe Marudo By Joyce Jimenez (philstar.com) | Updated July 8, 2015 - 9:57am 35 714 googleplus2 0


Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo are trying to resolve the issues that they’re having in their relationship. Philstar.com/ Jonathan Asuncion

MANILA, Philippines – Bea Alonzo admits that she and Zanjoe Marudo are having some issues in their relationship.

Reports about their relationship problems came out after Zanjoe went on a solo trip recently to Madrid, Spain. This came off as unusual to some especially their fans since he usually travels with Bea.

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The ABS-CBN actress said that she and Zanjoe are trying to work things out between them now that he's back in Manila.

“Siyempre, who doesn’t want to stay in a beautiful relationship? So nando’n kami,” said Bea about their four-year relationship, in an interview aired in ABS-CBN news program “TV Patrol” on Tuesday.

Last April, during their vacation in Japan, Bea denied the reports that she’s pregnant.

She’s currently working on the Star Cinema movie "A Love Affair," which will be in cinemas this July.


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Robert Campos, 75; Lucita Soriano, 74 By Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) | Updated July 10, 2015 - 12:00am 0 0 googleplus0 0


Robert with LVN love teammate Luz Valdez in Tanglaw sa Dilim (1961): They got married in the early ’60s and separated in 1986, left, Lucita, right, at her prime as contract star of Premiere Productions —Photo from Garry Clint Adriano's Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines - Two veteran actors passed away almost at the same time Wednesday night, July 8 — Robert Campos, 75; and Lucita Soriano, 74.

According to initial report, Robert died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Makati City where he was confined for an undisclosed illness.

Roberto Fort Donato in real life, Robert studied in San Beda until college (undergraduate). His classmates in grade school included Fernando Poe Jr., Eddie Gutierrez and Bernard Bonnin.

Recalled Tempo columnist Ronald Constantino, another Bedan, school authorities made Robert choose between school and showbiz. “It’s obvious what he chose,” said Ronald.

Robert was discovered by LVN Pictures in 1958 and introduced in the movie Rose Tattoo ng Buhay Ko which starred Diomedes Maturan and Charito Solis.

He made more than 20 movies until LVN closed in 1961, paired as a love team with Luz Valdez in most of them.

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Robert’s brother, Guy Donato (who died a few years ago) was built up also by LVN as Anthony Perkins of Philippine Movies.

Their reel romance turned real. Robert and Luz got married in the early ’60s but they separated in 1986. They have two children, Maleck (49, a former Northwest flight attendant) and Robbie (47, who briefly appeared in movies). Maleck has two children, Danielle Marie and Denise.


Today, Luz Valdez in Dingdong Dantes' soap 'Pari 'Koy', Luz Valdez as Esther, one of the lay workers in the parish who loves to talk about gossips and rumors.

Milagros Solis Bernardo in real life, Luz is active up to now (she’s in the cast of the GMA soap Pari ’Koy).

She was quoted in an interview as saying that she and Robert had remained friends. “Since then,” added Luz, “I never had any other boyfriend and I just devoted my life to our children and serving the Lord with the Oasis of Love.”

A few hours before Robert died, Maleck was able to whisper to him, “Follow the Light. All is forgiven.”

The wake for Robert is at the Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Parañaque City. Interment is set for tomorrow, July 11, after the 10 a.m. Mass.

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Lucita Soriano PHOTO FROM HER FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

STAR sources said that Lucita contacted amoebiasis and later pneumonia. She died at the ICU of a Quezon City hospital.

She came home to visit her mother who is into her 90s. She has been living in Sacramento, California, with her second husband, Michael Meir, a retired American civil engineer, after she retired from showbiz.

“Pinagdasal ko talaga na sana Born-Again din ang mapangasawa ko,” said Lucita in an interview with STAR. They met during a Bible session and got married in 2009.

Lucita had two sons by her first husband, actor Rodolfo “Boy” Garcia who died in 1998 — Marco Polo (who died of chronic liver disease in 2010) and Gary Boy who, when last heard from, was a federal employee in Texas, USA, where he lived with his own family.


FPJ as "Pepeng Kaliwete," the fast-drawing, left-handed gunslinger, confronts a hired gun, played by veteran character actor, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia---

Lucita Adriano in real life, Lucita was a runner-up in the 1964 Miss Press Photography contest, winners of which went on to compete in the Bb. Pilipinas pageant, among them Cynthia Ugalde, Elvie Gonzalez, Vilma Valera, Sylvia Gumabao and Mila Ocampo.

She initially played bit parts in LVN movies (Alembong with the late Lita Gutierrez, etc.) and was discovered by Premiere Productions in a search for a new face to star in the movie I Believe, placing second to Mina Aragon who eventually played the title role (third placer was model Juliet Pardo).

In the ’60s, Lucita reigned as one of the screen sirens, playing leading lady to action stars (Dr. Yes, Masters of Karate, Mr. Wong & the Bionic Girls, etc.). She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress (for Dugo Ang Kulay ng Gabi) by the FAMAS in 1966 and won Best Supporting Actress at the 1972 Quezon City Film Festival for And God Smiled At Me (starring Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III).
The wake is at #58 Kalamansi St., Luzon Avenue, Quezon City. On Tuesday, July 14, Lucita’s remains will be transferred to the family residence in Pateros, Metro Manila, where she spent her childhood (she was born in Taguig). Interment date was not announced. — With a report from Celso de Guzman Caparas


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How Belo Clinic brought glamour to beauty FUNFARE By Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) | Updated July 10, 2015 - 12:00am 0 0 googleplus0 0


Dr. Vicki Belo (second row, second from right) with celebrity photographer Nigel Barker (to Vicki’s left) with Belo Babies including Dingdong Dantes, Ruffa Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati, socialite Jessica Kienle, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Sarah Geronimo, Derek Ramsay, Tim Yap, Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil, Isabelle Daza, Matteo Guidicelli, Piolo Pascual, Iza Calzado and Tom Rodriguez featured in the Philippine Tatler July Glam Issue

Did you know that 25 years ago, The Belo Medical Clinic started in a 40-square-meter space?

“That was on Aug. 8, 1990,” said Dr. Vicki Belo, head of the beauty empire that has now 11 branches, nine of which are in Metro Manila and one branch each in Cebu and Davao. “Looking back, I never imagined that we would grow this big.”

Today the biggest and most popular dermatology and cosmetic surgery center in the Philippines noted for “bringing glamour to beauty,” The Belo Medical group surgical centers have been imitated but never equaled. They are also the only facilities in the Philippines internationally accredited by ISQUA (International Society for Quality in Health Care) in keeping with Dr. Belo’s vision of making the Philippines a big player in the medical tourism market.

The clinic’s success story is featured in this month’s issue of Philippine Tatler magazine, edited by Anton San Diego who was one of the six survivors of the helicopter crash last Sunday at a mountain in Batangas.

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“It was humbling, I am honored,” said Vicki. “It’s heartening to know that our efforts have been noticed by other people as well. Anton wanted a cover that would evoke the feel of Old Hollywood glamour. The best thing was that the shoot was done by world famous photographer Nigel Barker who would be back in Manila for his book launch.”


Nigel and Ruffa (left), Nigel giving Dr. Vicki (right) last-minute cues before the shoot

The photo shoot took two days and showcased 15 of the country’s elite artists.

“I had a smile on my face when I woke up on Day 2 of the shoot realizing that I was just photographed by Nigel Barker,” said Vicki. “What a thrill it is to be in the roster of beautiful people he has photographed.”

Featured with Vicki are Derek Ramsay, Dingdong Dantes, Isabelle Daza, Sarah Geronimo, Enrique Gil, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Matteo Guidicelli, Ruffa Gutierrez, socialite Jessica Kienle, Sarah Lahbati, Piolo Pascual, Iza Calzado, Liza Soberano, Tom Rodriguez and Tim Yap.

The Philipine Tatler Glam Issue was unveiled at the Ayala Museum last night, and graced by Vicki’s expert doctors and her Belo Babies. Martin Nievera also joined the celebration as he sang songs to celebrate beauty and the momentous eve.


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