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MANNY PACQUIAO'S SON ENTERS THE MODELING WORLD


JUNE 8 -Photo of Emmanuel Jr., Manny Pacquiao's eldest son. Instagram/Jinkeepacquiao
ooks like Philippines will have its first model/celebrity bearing Pacquiao's name.
On June 2, proud parents Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao took to Instagram to share the good news. The photos show Emmanuel Jr., their eldest son posing for the camera and signing a contract. "First endorsement shoot. Gwapo ng anak ko" one of the photo captions read. There was no mention of the brand that got "Jimuel" on the contract. Manny and Jinkee, have five children: Emmanuel Jr., Michael Stephen, Mary Divine Grace, Queen Elizabeth and Israel. mannypacquiao#proudmom#manofGod,"  MORE PHOTOS....

ALSO: House’s richest: Pacquiao, Jules Ledesma IV


JUNE 9 -Senator-elect Manny Pacquiao is ending his term as Sarangani representative on June 30 along with Negros Occidental Rep. Julio “Jules” Ledesma IV. Both are also known for their poor attendance in plenary sessions. 2013 Philstar.com photo file There are now two billionaires in the House of Representatives in the outgoing 16th Congress: world boxing icon and senator-elect Manny Pacquiao and Negros Occidental Rep. Julio “Jules” Ledesma IV.  This is according to the 2015 summary of statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) released by the House. Pacquiao is ending his term as Sarangani representative on June 30 along with Ledesma. Both are also known for their poor attendance in plenary sessions. Based on the summary released by the Office of the Secretary General, Pacquiao declared a net worth of P3,268,200,088, a huge jump from the P1.69 billion he reported in 2014. Second richest in the House in 2015 is Ledesma, who reported a net worth of P1,004,951,837.92. He was ranked fifth richest in 2014. Third richest in the chamber is Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., who reported a net worth of P941,648,636.42. READ MORE...

ALSO: Why Sunshine Cruz turned down her suitors


JUNE 10 -Sunshine Cruz admitted that she had suitors, whom she turned down. STAR/ File Photo
Sunshine Cruz admitted that she turned down her suitors because she didn’t feel any “spark” with any one of them. “Mayro’n [nanligaw] pero binasted ko,” she admitted in Friday’s episode of the morning talk show “Magandang Buhay.” “Kasi walang spark. I’m turning 39, kung walang spark bakit ko pa patatagalin?” She said her daughters do not mind if she decides to date again. “Sila pa nga nagpu-push sa akin na makipag-date, sabi ko, e, wala pa nga!” Sunshine said. The Kapamilya actress, however, believes that “God is preparing someone better for me.” It has been three years since she separated with estranged husband, Cesar Montano. READ MORE...

ALSO: Heart’s distinct visual style


JUNE 11 -
OUR RECENT feature on Heart Evangelista elicited requests for more information about her “alternative” career as a visual artist. First, here’s an image of one of her artworks, which have been exhibited both locally and regionally, and have gotten good reviews.As you can see, Heart has a distinct visual style that makes her images stand out. She doesn’t come up with slapdash work, but takes time to creatively “achieve” her artistic vision. In addition, the actress-painter has also gone into painting on designer bags to make them truly unique.
We also cited Kuh Ledesma as a visual artist. We were very taken when we saw a painting by her some months ago that had a “cogon” motif that was beautifully stylized—and rendered even more ethereally captivating by gold and silver flecks.Further expanding our appreciation of stars who paint, we recall that Maria Isabel Lopez once gifted us with an “appropriately” sexy sketch of a nude woman—a self-portrait, perhaps? READ MORE...

ALSO: Aljur Abrenica - A renewed sense of purpose


JUNE 12Aljur Abrenica
  -For nine years now, Aljur Abrenica has been making the most of his skills as actor.
He ticked an item off his bucket list recently by landing his most ambitious project to date. It is portraying the historical figure Hermano Puli in an epic film of the same name. He is, no doubt, quite happy about it. “Malaking bagay sa akin ang magampanan ang isang makasaysayang tao katulad ni Hermano Puli, isa itong napakalaking challenge para sa akin,” he said. The actor proudly shared how he prepared for the role. “Nagbasa ako ng mga history books. When I learned how he studied the Bible, ginawa ko din, nagbasa din ako ng bibliya… pinaghirapan ko talaga mag-immerse at mag-research for my characterization,” he said. Aljur went as far as to visit the home of the hero in far away Lucban in Quezon, for his research. It was frustrating to say the least. READ MORE...

ALSO: 'THE VOICE' winner Christina Grimmie’s alleged killer had two guns, knife - police


US singer Christina Grimmie in a 2011 STRAITSTIMES.COM file photo.PHOTO: EPA The gunman who fatally shot Christina Grimmie, an up-and-coming young singer who once appeared on the popular TV show "The Voice," had two handguns and a hunting knife on him at the time of the attack, US police said Saturday. In a tweet, the Orlando Police Department identified the suspect as Kevin James Loibl, releasing a headshot and saying that he was 27 and from St. Petersburg, Florida. Authorities said they believed he traveled from elsewhere in Florida to Orlando, where Grimmie had given a concert, intent on targeting her. Grimmie, 22, performed late Friday with the group "Before You Exit" at Orlando's Plaza Live Theater and stayed on to sign autographs and sell merchandise. The gunman approached her and opened fire without warning, then fatally shot himself, according to police. Grimmie was rushed to the Orlando Regional Medical Center, but died of her injuries. In addition to two handguns and a hunting knife, the shooter was also carrying two loaded gun magazines, police said. READ MORE...


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Manny Pacquiao's son enters the modeling world


Photo of Emmanuel Jr., Manny Pacquiao's eldest son. Instagram/Jinkeepacquiao

MANILA, JUNE 13, 2016 (PHILSTAR) Share June 3, 2016 - 1:58pm - Looks like Philippines will have its first model/celebrity bearing Pacquiao's name.

On June 2, proud parents Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao took to Instagram to share the good news.

The photos show Emmanuel Jr., their eldest son posing for the camera and signing a contract.

"First endorsement shoot. Gwapo ng anak ko. ??????@mannypacquiao#proudmom#manofGod," one of the photo captions read.


First endorsement shoot. Gwapo ng anak ko. ❤️😊 @mannypacquiao #proudmom#manofGod INSTAGRAM POTO

There was no mention of the brand that got "Jimuel" on the contract.


Blessed by God. ❤️ congrats jimuel. Love u son. ❤️ #firstshoot#firstendorsement#proudmommy 3,184 likes 54 comments


My son @pacquiaoemmanuel doing his first photo shoot. 23.8k likes 242 comments


Contract signing 😊 #endorsement#blessingsfromabove#thankful 2,067 likes 15 comments

Manny and Jinkee, have five children: Emmanuel Jr., Michael Stephen, Mary Divine Grace, Queen Elizabeth and Israel.


IN THIS 2014 PHOTO Pacman's son and namesake, Emmanuel Pacquiao Jr., performs before guests. -Manny Pacquiao hosts party in Gensan to celebrate 36th birthday. Jerome Ascano


THE PACQUIAOS PHOTO TAKEN 2015


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 House’s richest: PacQUIAO, Jules Ledesma III


Senator-elect Manny Pacquiao is ending his term as Sarangani representative on June 30 along with Negros Occidental Rep. Julio “Jules” Ledesma IV. Both are also known for their poor attendance in plenary sessions. 2013 Philstar.com photo file

0 Share Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star) - June 9, 2016 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – There are now two billionaires in the House of Representatives in the outgoing 16th Congress: world boxing icon and senator-elect Manny Pacquiao and Negros Occidental Rep. Julio “Jules” Ledesma IV.

This is according to the 2015 summary of statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) released by the House.

Pacquiao is ending his term as Sarangani representative on June 30 along with Ledesma. Both are also known for their poor attendance in plenary sessions.

Based on the summary released by the Office of the Secretary General, Pacquiao declared a net worth of P3,268,200,088, a huge jump from the P1.69 billion he reported in 2014.

Second richest in the House in 2015 is Ledesma, who reported a net worth of P1,004,951,837.92. He was ranked fifth richest in 2014.

Third richest in the chamber is Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., who reported a net worth of P941,648,636.42.

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He was followed by Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, who has a net worth P917,800,000.

Fifth richest is Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez, who has a net worth of P880,017,206.

Outgoing Las Piñas Rep. Mark Villar and his wife, DIWA party-list Rep. Emmeline Aglipay, declared a net worth of P689,535,772.

Eighth richest is outgoing Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, who has a net worth of P475,619,805.59.

For the first time, former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is in the top 10 list, placing seventh with P393,915,603.71.

Former first gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo explained that they sold their properties in Calamba and Cabuyao, Laguna in September 2015. They have paid all the necessary taxes in the sale.

Outgoing Rizal Rep. Joel Roy Duavit rounds out the list with P302,624,883.79 in net worth.

Poorest lawmakers

Meanwhile, nine out of the 10 poorest lawmakers come from party-list groups.

Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap was the poorest lawmaker in 2015 with a net worth of only P43,239.14.


HICAP

Other poorest lawmakers are Kalinga party-list Rep. Abigail Ferriols, who declared a net worth of P715,150; Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate, P1,124,626; Gabriela party-list Rep. Emmerenciana de Jesus, P1,395,000; Sulu Rep. Maryam Arbison, P1,400,000; Abakada Rep. Jonathan de la Cruz, P1,450,000; Abang Lingkod Rep. Joseph Paduano, P1,584,425.19; Akbayan Rep. Angelina Katoh, P1,790,000; Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon, P1,939,193; and 1-Care party-list Rep. Edgardo Masongson, P2,524,350.


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Why Sunshine Cruz turned down her suitors 0 Share (philstar.com) - June 10, 2016 - 2:58pm


Sunshine Cruz admitted that she had suitors, whom she turned down. STAR/ File Photo

MANILA, Philippines – Sunshine Cruz admitted that she turned down her suitors because she didn’t feel any “spark” with any one of them.

“Mayro’n [nanligaw] pero binasted ko,” she admitted in Friday’s episode of the morning talk show “Magandang Buhay.” “Kasi walang spark. I’m turning 39, kung walang spark bakit ko pa patatagalin?”

She said her daughters do not mind if she decides to date again. “Sila pa nga nagpu-push sa akin na makipag-date, sabi ko, e, wala pa nga!” Sunshine said.

The Kapamilya actress, however, believes that “God is preparing someone better for me.”

It has been three years since she separated with estranged husband, Cesar Montano.

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Sunshine was with her three daughters on the show, the first time they appeared together on television.


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There they thanked their mom for supporting and taking care of them.

Sunshine, for her part, told her daughters that they serve as her "inspiration."

"Hindi man buo ang pamilya natin, parang buo na rin," she said. “I’ll always be here for you and will always support and love you.” – Joyce Jimenez


INQUIRER

Heart’s distinct visual style SHARES: 1 VIEW COMMENTS By: Nestor U. Torre @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:11 AM June 11th, 2016

OUR RECENT feature on Heart Evangelista elicited requests for more information about her “alternative” career as a visual artist. First, here’s an image of one of her artworks, which have been exhibited both locally and regionally, and have gotten good reviews.
As you can see, Heart has a distinct visual style that makes her images stand out. She doesn’t come up with slapdash work, but takes time to creatively “achieve” her artistic vision. In addition, the actress-painter has also gone into painting on designer bags to make them truly unique.

We also cited Kuh Ledesma as a visual artist. We were very taken when we saw a painting by her some months ago that had a “cogon” motif that was beautifully stylized—and rendered even more ethereally captivating by gold and silver flecks.
Further expanding our appreciation of stars who paint, we recall that Maria Isabel Lopez once gifted us with an “appropriately” sexy sketch of a nude woman—a self-portrait, perhaps?

READ MORE...

And we once attended an exhibit at the Ayala Museum of Cesar Montano’s paintings, in which his big canvas showcasing the stylized and abstracted image of a carabao stood out.
Detailed works
More: Acclaimed director Al Quinn is a gifted visual artist as well, as is TV-film director Peque Gallaga. Their detailed works indicate that they are by no means just “Sunday” painters, and help explain why the visual element is such a striking part of their productions.
Of all the “stars who paint,” the one we admire most is the late, great actor, Johnny Delgado, who painted many exceptional canvases—which we hope will get the big retrospective exhibition they deserve this year!


MANILA BULLETIN

Aljur Abrenica: A renewed sense of purpose by Rowena Tan June 12, 2016 (updated) Share1 Tweet0 Share0 Email0 Share6


Aljur Abrenica

For nine years now, Aljur Abrenica has been making the most of his skills as actor.

He ticked an item off his bucket list recently by landing his most ambitious project to date. It is portraying the historical figure Hermano Puli in an epic film of the same name.

He is, no doubt, quite happy about it.

“Malaking bagay sa akin ang magampanan ang isang makasaysayang tao katulad ni Hermano Puli, isa itong napakalaking challenge para sa akin,” he said.

The actor proudly shared how he prepared for the role.

“Nagbasa ako ng mga history books. When I learned how he studied the Bible, ginawa ko din, nagbasa din ako ng bibliya… pinaghirapan ko talaga mag-immerse at mag-research for my characterization,” he said.

Aljur went as far as to visit the home of the hero in far away Lucban in Quezon, for his research. It was frustrating to say the least.

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“Pagdating ko doon, iba-iba ang sinasabi ng mga tao about him. At saka ’yung details ng buhay niya kumbaga wala silang maibigay na specific, kahit ’yung araw ng kamatayan niya,” Aljur related.

Nonetheless, the actor made do with the information he gathered. “Ang ginawa ko na lang eh, ’yung bawat information na nakuha ko ay mina-maximize ko na lang. Meron din akong pinuntahan na lugar kung saan siya naglalakad pauwi ng bahay nila. Sinundan ko ang posibleng mga dinaanan niya para lang mas maramdaman ko ang role ko bilang Hermano Puli,” he shared.

His immersion in Lucban also gave him insight on how Hermano Puli might have talked. “Nakatulong din makausap ko ang mga taga-Quezon at makita kung ano man ang mga nakita ni Hermano Puli doon nung panahon. Ang goal ko, makuha talaga kung sino ang totoong Hermano Puli, pati itsura, kilos at salita,” he shared.

The 26-year-old is thankful that film director Gil Portes, also helped shape the character even before they started shooting.


A scene from 'Hermano Puli'

“We talked about it several times, nag-immerse kami. Pinag-aralan namin ang pinakamaganda naming maaring gawin,” he said.

He is also grateful to have his brothers Vin and Allen in the cast. “Iba ’yung saya na magkaka-trabaho kaming magkakapatid. Parang ang nangyari labor of love, tulungan talaga kami,” Aljur shared.

Note the film was supposed to be among the entries at the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) but was pulled out due to lack of funding. Eventually, T-Rex Entertainment Productions came to the rescue.

Gil shared, “Two weeks after we backed out from the festival, we found a new producer. Three days lang naging meeting namin and we started preparing for the production.”

The director is happy that everything fell into place. “I believe Aljur delivered. Magaling na actor. And the film is just wonderful. Sana panoorin ng mga tao,” he said.

Also in the cast of the film, which starts showing Sept. 21, are Enzo Pineda, Louise delos Reyes, Markki Stroem, Menggie Cobarubias, Kiko Matos, Diva Montelaba, Alvin Fortuna, Dennis Coronel, Jess Evardone, Benjie Felipe, and Abel Estanislao.

Meanwhile, Aljur denied rumors he is falling in love with actress Janine Gutierrez, his co-star on GMA’s “Once Again.”


Aljur as Hermano Puli

“Effective lang siguro ’yung portrayal namin kaya nakikita ng mga tao na parang may special,” he said, going on to make clear his respect for Janine and her boyfriend, Elmo Magalona.

It’s been two years since he broke up with Kylie Padilla but the actor is still single.

Asked why, he said, “Choice ko ’yun. After ng mga pinagdaanan ko for the past years -focus sa work.”

Aljur maintained being single has allowed him new perspective beneficial to his improvement as actor.

“Mas lumalalim ang pang-unawa ko kung bakit nasa industriya ako,” he said. “Mas binibigay ko na ang sarili ko sa mga trabaho na binibigay sa akin. Kumbaga dati eh 100% ang kaya ko ibigay, ngayon 101 % na.”


GMA NEWS ONLINE

Christina Grimmie’s alleged killer had two guns, knife: police Published June 12, 2016 7:37am


US singer Christina Grimmie in a 2011 STRAITSTIMES.COM file photo.PHOTO: EPA

The gunman who fatally shot Christina Grimmie, an up-and-coming young singer who once appeared on the popular TV show "The Voice," had two handguns and a hunting knife on him at the time of the attack, US police said Saturday.

In a tweet, the Orlando Police Department identified the suspect as Kevin James Loibl, releasing a headshot and saying that he was 27 and from St. Petersburg, Florida.

Authorities said they believed he traveled from elsewhere in Florida to Orlando, where Grimmie had given a concert, intent on targeting her.

Grimmie, 22, performed late Friday with the group "Before You Exit" at Orlando's Plaza Live Theater and stayed on to sign autographs and sell merchandise.


Christina Grimmie, pictured in April, competed in the sixth season of NBC&#39 YAHOO.COM

The gunman approached her and opened fire without warning, then fatally shot himself, according to police.

Grimmie was rushed to the Orlando Regional Medical Center, but died of her injuries.

In addition to two handguns and a hunting knife, the shooter was also carrying two loaded gun magazines, police said.

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"The suspect traveled to Orlando, apparently, to commit this crime, and then had plans to travel back to where he came from," Police Chief John Mina told reporters.

Detectives are scrutinizing the suspect's cell phone and computer as they search for a possible motive.

Guns snuck past guards

Unarmed security guards at the concert conducted bag checks, police said, but failed to discover the shooter's weapons.

"There are no metal detectors. People are not patted down. They open their bags and authorities look inside those bags for weapons," Mina said.

Most people at the event were "young kids," which "isn't a crowd that you would suspect would be carrying guns," he added.

About 120 fans were still milling around the theater when the shooting occurred, Mina said.

Authorities said they were trying to determine if the shooter knew Grimmie or was a deranged fan.

The shooting likely adds fuel to the long simmering debate over gun control in the United States, where such weapons were used in more than 11,200 murders in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But past bouts of even more extreme gun violence, including the 2012 killing of 20 school children at an elementary school in Connecticut, have led to little change in a country where the right to bear arms is protected under the second amendment of the US constitution.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has vowed to take on the powerful gun lobby if elected president, while Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has promised "to cherish the Second Amendment."

'Lost a beautiful soul'


Christina-Grimmie

As word of Grimmie's shooting and subsequent death spread quickly on social media, fans posted video clips of her performances, including her cover of Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" during a blind audition on "The Voice."

A New Jersey native, Grimmie gained notoriety by singing covers of hit songs in popular videos posted on YouTube.

Grimmie, who competed in the sixth season of "The Voice" in 2014, released her debut EP "Find Me" in 2011.

"There are no words. We lost a beautiful soul w/ an amazing voice," the NBC talent show wrote on Twitter.

"My heart is absolutely broken. I miss you Christina," tweeted pop star Selena Gomez. She included a picture of herself and Grimmie, who was her friend and sometimes backup singer.

Gomez's stepfather Brian Teefey, who was Grimmie's longtime manager, opened an account on the GoFundMe crowd sourcing website to raise money for Grimmie's family.

"Words cannot begin to describe the pain I am feeling," Teefey told People magazine.

"Christina was like a second daughter to me. All I wanted to do was assist her in achieving her musical dreams while protecting her from the pitfalls associated with the business," he said.

"I never could have imagined this horrific event being one of the pitfalls needing to be avoided." —Agence France-Presse

FROM ABS-CBN:

 

WATCH: Christina Grimmie's last performance before shooting
ABS-CBN News
Posted at Jun 12 2016 04:04 PM

A video of Christina Grimmie’s last performance during her Orlando show before she was shot dead is now making the rounds online.

Uploaded on YouTube on June 11, the video shows the former “The Voice” contestant singing “Without Him,” her single from her self-titled album.

As of writing, the video already has close to 800,000 views, with netizens writing in the comments section that they are still in shock over the 22-year-old’s fateful death.


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