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ZSA ZSA PADILLA REMAINS POSITIVE DESPITE BREAKUP WITH CONRAD ONGLAO


JUNE 28 -Zsa Zsa Padilla chose to remain positive than hold grudges after her breakup with Conrad Onglao. Instagram/ Zsa Zsa Padilla
Zsa Zsa Padilla chose to focus on the positive side of her breakup with architect Conrad Onglao. It was in May when reports about their breakup came out, which was confirmed by her daughter Karylle. READ: Report: Zsa Zsa Padilla, Conrad Onglao split up “That’s what you see kasi, it’s a calmer and more peaceful me,” she said at event of B-Vitamin Neurobion on Monday, a reported by Push.com.ph. “When you go through difficult things in life, that’s what happens to you, you just hold on to your faith. Not that you’ve lost it but sometimes di ba medyo parang hindi mo siya masyado nabibigyan ng priority,” she added. She’s thankful to her friends who helped her remain positive, especially during the time when she felt anger in her heart. READ MORE...

ALSO: Daddy Dingdong


JUNE 30 -With the abundance of love, time and affection he gives his daughter, Dingdong ‘Daddy Dong’ Dantes will truly be Letizia’s first love and forever hero
Father’s Day may have come and gone but for first-time dad Dingdong Dantes, the happy times have only just begun. When his wife, actress and Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera gave birth to their daughter Letizia last November, he knew his world would change in the most profound and wondrous way.
“Fatherhood, for me, is like a rebirth of my own journey. When my baby was born so did a new chapter that would redefine an improved direction of my life,” Dingdong said. “Totoo ang tsismis, if life before having children was dedicated to just ourselves as a couple, this time everything revolves around our Letizia. She is that binding force that makes us realize all the more how beautiful life is.” Being a father has definitely added to Dingdong’s appeal making one of local tinseltown’s hunks even more desirable. In fact, he now has more reason to maintain good health and work even harder. “If before, I would dread waking up at 5 a.m. to do healthy routines and try to be at my tiptop physiological shape, now I find myself waking up before my alarm goes off, eager to give a peck (or a hundred) on both their (Marian and Letizia’s) cheeks.” He wakes up, ready to start the day, and is even considering joining a triathlon. At day’s end, Dingdong is also excited to head home for some family bonding. “The word ‘early’ has been redefined. If going home early for me before meant a little after midnight, nowadays, you’d see me doing quick feet and high knees towards the door of my workplace, wanting to reach home before her favorite baby show on television would air at 8,” he said. READ MORE...

ALSO: Kris Aquino, according to her high school class


JUNE 28 -Kris Aquino was described by her high school friends as "Miss Showbiz" in their yearbook. Instagram / Kris Aquino
Kris Aquino seems to have made true the saying "what you see is what you get," way back in her high school days. A photo of her high school yearbook is making rounds online, posted by a certain Gabriel Andres on his Twitter account. Kris graduated high school at the Colegio de San Agustin in Makati.
View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Follow Gabriel Andres @GabAndres Kris Aquino's CSA yearbook write up is EVERYTHING! HAHAHAH 2:51 AM - 25 Jun 2016 5,547 5,547 Retweets 12,985 12,985 likes In the yearbook write up, Kris was described by her batchmates as "Miss Showbiz." "Ask (her) any chismis, she’ll know it," they wrote. No wonder she went on to become one of the sought-after talk show hosts. The Queen of All Media’s "beauty secret" was also revealed, as she allegedly "splashes her face 100x a day."  READ MORE...

ALSO: Will priests raise a howl against 'Iadya Mo Kami' movie?


JUNE 29 -In the movie, Allen Dizon plays a priest who sires a child with his lover
Several years ago, a movie titled The Priest, so to speak, stirred a hornet’s nest before it was shown in Manila theaters. Some sectors of the church raised a howl against the movie’s theme which is about a priest having a male lover. Inadvertently, they acted as effective promoter for the movie which drew people to moviehouses out of curiosity. Turned out to be much ado about nothing. Critics actually viewed the movie as pro-priesthood. The same-sex romance, made worse because one party is a holy man, scandalizes the community that petitions for the priest’s removal to another parish. But in the end, the priest, torn between the temptation of the flesh and the call of spirituality, made a soul-cleansing decision by dumping his lover in the memorable scene towards the end when he refuses to give communion to his lover who is seducing him with the suggestive movement of his tongue over his lips. Iadya Mo Kami, directed by Mel Chionglo for BG Productions (owned by Baby Go) from a screenplay by Ricky Lee, also involves a priest in a similar situation, except that instead of a male lover, the priest has a woman lover (played by Diana Zubiri) with whom he bears a child. The movie, which has won Allen Best Actor in the recent Fourth Silk Road Film Festival in Ireland, is competing with five other entries in the Filipino New Cinema Section of the World Cinema Premieres Film Festival of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) from today until July 10 (screening is at SM North EDSA and SM Megamall). Doesn’t direk Mel anticipate any untoward reaction from priests? READ MORE...

ALSO: Boy Abunda, PhD to speak before his graduating class
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Eugenio "Boy" Romerica Abunda, Jr.]


JULY 2 -Today, Boy Abunda will receive a doctoral degree for Social Development from the Philippine Women’s University MANILA, Philippines - Only a few, if any, manage to march with his graduating class and stand before them as commencement speaker. Boy Abunda is one of them. Today, he’ll not only receive a doctoral degree for Social Development from the Philippine Women’s University. He’ll also go on stage to give his new colleagues words of inspiration as their commencement speaker. Boy is mum about how his speech will go, but he’s sure it will be different from the many inspirational talks he’s done before. “I’ve done a lot of graduation speeches, and most of the time, the audience doesn’t even recall who their commencement speaker was,” notes Boy at the presscon of dietary supplement Tocoma (Total Colon Management), which he’s endorsing.
All Boy knows is that what he — and his co-graduates did — is hard work. They burned the proverbial midnight oil for a three-day comprehensive exam. Boy buried himself in books and did tons of research in-between his late-night show (Tonight with Boy Abunda), meetings and other activities. Fellow graduates finished their doctoral studies in six months to a year. It took Boy two-and-a-half years to do so. “I was working. I wasn’t a full-time student,” he explains. But he wanted that diploma oh so badly. Boy had long dreamed of handing it over to his mother, Nanay Lesing. “I value academic education. I really wanted to learn. Hindi ako nakakuha ng diploma nung ako’y nagkolehiyo.”  READ MORE...RELATED, Eugenio "Boy" Romerica Abunda, Jr....


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Zsa Zsa Padilla remains positive despite breakup with Conrad Onglao


Zsa Zsa Padilla chose to remain positive than hold grudges after her breakup with Conrad Onglao. Instagram/ Zsa Zsa Padilla

MANILA, JULY 7, 2016 (PHILSTAR) June 28, 2016 - Zsa Zsa Padilla chose to focus on the positive side of her breakup with architect Conrad Onglao.

It was in May when reports about their breakup came out, which was confirmed by her daughter Karylle.

READ: Report: Zsa Zsa Padilla, Conrad Onglao split up

“That’s what you see kasi, it’s a calmer and more peaceful me,” she said at event of B-Vitamin Neurobion on Monday, a reported by Push.com.ph.

“When you go through difficult things in life, that’s what happens to you, you just hold on to your faith. Not that you’ve lost it but sometimes di ba medyo parang hindi mo siya masyado nabibigyan ng priority,” she added.

She’s thankful to her friends who helped her remain positive, especially during the time when she felt anger in her heart.

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“It’s so hard to be angry din, e, kasi parang it’s exhausting. It’s really exhausting,” she said. “Of course everyone knew that I was the one who left 'di ba? You leave because things are not working out, 'di ba, in your relationship so there.”

Since the cause of their breakup was still not clear, the Divine Diva was asked if she’s willing to open up about it. However, she maintained that she wanted to keep those details between her and Onglao.

“I just want to leave it between the two of us because… huwag na lang,” she replied. “I’ve made a pact na not to talk about my personal life so much. Kasi sabi ko over-sharing is not good.”

Zsa Zsa and Ryan Agoncillo were invited on Monday to join Neurobion’s Neuropathy Awareness Movement through the Helping True Heroes campaign. – Joyce Jimenez


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Daddy Dingdong KAPUSO DAY By Angel Javier Cruz (The Philippine Star) | Updated June 29, 2016 - 12:00am 13 346 googleplus0 0


With the abundance of love, time and affection he gives his daughter, Dingdong ‘Daddy Dong’ Dantes will truly be Letizia’s first love and forever hero

Father’s Day may have come and gone but for first-time dad Dingdong Dantes, the happy times have only just begun. When his wife, actress and Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera gave birth to their daughter Letizia last November, he knew his world would change in the most profound and wondrous way.

“Fatherhood, for me, is like a rebirth of my own journey. When my baby was born so did a new chapter that would redefine an improved direction of my life,” Dingdong said.

“Totoo ang tsismis, if life before having children was dedicated to just ourselves as a couple, this time everything revolves around our Letizia. She is that binding force that makes us realize all the more how beautiful life is.”

Being a father has definitely added to Dingdong’s appeal making one of local tinseltown’s hunks even more desirable. In fact, he now has more reason to maintain good health and work even harder. “If before, I would dread waking up at 5 a.m. to do healthy routines and try to be at my tiptop physiological shape, now I find myself waking up before my alarm goes off, eager to give a peck (or a hundred) on both their (Marian and Letizia’s) cheeks.”

He wakes up, ready to start the day, and is even considering joining a triathlon. At day’s end, Dingdong is also excited to head home for some family bonding. “The word ‘early’ has been redefined. If going home early for me before meant a little after midnight, nowadays, you’d see me doing quick feet and high knees towards the door of my workplace, wanting to reach home before her favorite baby show on television would air at 8,” he said.

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Beyond the cooing and kisses he showers on Letizia, however, Dingdong admitted Marian does most of the work. What he does provide, however, is support for her and their daughter. “I try my best to share tasks with my wife as much as possible. I know that being a father at this stage is really just secondary to the immediate sacrifices and dedication that mothers give their babies. Bath time and playtime could be my turf. When she reaches three, it will surely be my turn,” he said.

He’s probably downplaying his role in rearing Letizia but there’s no doubt that he dotes on her as much as — or maybe even more than — any new father. “I certainly have thousands of photos of her already. I want to be there in her every milestone if possible.”

“Marian and I love to travel and we can’t imagine traveling without her. Our first trip was during Holy Week when we visited Busuanga, Palawan. I think I was able to take her best photograph, by far, during that trip. Our first out-of-the country adventure would be something to look forward to. That may happen pretty soon.”

This early, Dingdong is already conceptualizing Letizia’s first birthday celebration. “I plan to hold an intimate celebration featuring our 12 most favorite photos of Letizia, one from each month since November, in the form of an amateur exhibit. It will be something that’s entirely homemade.”

Fatherhood, indeed, has revealed a new dimension on the already beautiful heart and soul of Dingdong Dantes. With the abundance of love, time and affection he bestows upon his daughter, Daddy Dong will truly be Letizia’s first love and forever hero.


Daddy Dong has thousands of photos of Baby Letizia already


With Mommy Marian who, Dingdong admits, does most of the work


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Kris Aquino, according to her high school class (philstar.com) | Updated June 28, 2016 - 3:47pm 22 1144 googleplus0 0


Kris Aquino was described by her high school friends as "Miss Showbiz" in their yearbook. Instagram / Kris Aquino

MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino seems to have made true the saying "what you see is what you get," way back in her high school days.

A photo of her high school yearbook is making rounds online, posted by a certain Gabriel Andres on his Twitter account.

Kris graduated high school at the Colegio de San Agustin in Makati.


View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Follow Gabriel Andres @GabAndres Kris Aquino's CSA yearbook write up is EVERYTHING! HAHAHAH 2:51 AM - 25 Jun 2016 5,547 5,547 Retweets 12,985 12,985 likes

In the yearbook write up, Kris was described by her batchmates as "Miss Showbiz." "Ask (her) any chismis, she’ll know it," they wrote. No wonder she went on to become one of the sought-after talk show hosts.

The Queen of All Media’s "beauty secret" was also revealed, as she allegedly "splashes her face 100x a day."

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Her class also seemed to notice also how "fashion conscious" she is with her "different watch every day." She also "takes a bath with her cologne, (and) will die without her hair-spray and her brush."

Despite all, her class admires her as a friend "who will always be there for her friends."

"Get to know her, to love her," they said.

Kris and her kids are now back in Manila, after a short vacation in the US. Reports said she’s now in discussion with ABS-CBN as to which projects she’ll do next. – Joyce Jimenez


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Will priests raise a howl against Iadya Mo Kami? FUNFARE By Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) | Updated June 29, 2016 - 12:00am 0 0 googleplus0 0


In the movie, Allen Dizon plays a priest who sires a child with his lover

Several years ago, a movie titled The Priest, so to speak, stirred a hornet’s nest before it was shown in Manila theaters.

Some sectors of the church raised a howl against the movie’s theme which is about a priest having a male lover.

Inadvertently, they acted as effective promoter for the movie which drew people to moviehouses out of curiosity. Turned out to be much ado about nothing.

Critics actually viewed the movie as pro-priesthood. The same-sex romance, made worse because one party is a holy man, scandalizes the community that petitions for the priest’s removal to another parish.

But in the end, the priest, torn between the temptation of the flesh and the call of spirituality, made a soul-cleansing decision by dumping his lover in the memorable scene towards the end when he refuses to give communion to his lover who is seducing him with the suggestive movement of his tongue over his lips.

'Iadya Mo Kami', directed by Mel Chionglo for BG Productions (owned by Baby Go) from a screenplay by Ricky Lee, also involves a priest in a similar situation, except that instead of a male lover, the priest has a woman lover (played by Diana Zubiri) with whom he bears a child.

The movie, which has won Allen Best Actor in the recent Fourth Silk Road Film Festival in Ireland, is competing with five other entries in the Filipino New Cinema Section of the World Cinema Premieres Film Festival of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) from today until July 10 (screening is at SM North EDSA and SM Megamall).

Doesn’t direk Mel anticipate any untoward reaction from priests?

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“I don’t think so because the movie has a positive ending,” assured Mel. “Iba sa The Priest ang takbo ng estorya. The priest leaves his lover and resumes his calling. The movie shows that a priest who has vows of chastity, charity and obedience also suffers from challenges. A priest is also an ordinary mortal like the people that he serves. He also gets lonely, yearns for love, longs for caring, falls prey to the call of the flesh, supports rebel groups fighting the government and may become alcoholic. In view of these challenges, the decision to continue serving God or leaving priesthood rests solely on him.”

Is Father Greg, the priest played by Allen, a real person?


Co-starring with Allen are (from left) Ricky Davao (as a powerful evil man), Eddie Garcia (as the bishop), Diana Zubiri (as his lover) and Aiko Melendez (as a corrupt wife, the same role that won her Best Supporting Actress at the 49th Worldfest Houston International Film festival). Right: Direk Mel Chionglo shooting a crucial scene with Allen.

“No,” clarified Mel, “it’s just a typical story kumbaga. The movie is not based on a true story. Five years ago, I was talking to my priest friend (who has died since then) about the problems confronting the church. One of the big problems concerning priests is having an affair with women and having children, not pedophilia which is the biggest issue facing the church in the US.”

Since he has worked with Allen (in a few films including Twilight Dancer, as a has-been macho dancer; and in Lauriana as a soldier torn between service of country and his love for a woman; and in some TV dramas), Mel found him easy to direct this time around. (Allen has also won several awards for Magkakabaung both here and abroad.)

“I told Allen that Father Greg is a quiet person. You can’t see in his face that he is going through a crisis in his life. He is in control with his actions and his emotions are always in check. His characters in other movies are very expressive, flamboyant and very physical. I am happy because Allen is a very receptive actor and is open to his director’s intentions.”

Is the “positive ending” some kind of a compromise to nip in the bud a possible adverse reaction from the church?

“Not really,” insisted Mel. “I told Ricky that I didn’t want to tell a story only about a priest na nakaanak at sinundan ng babae, iniwan ang babae at bumalik sa church; I wanted a story that would show how a priest handled the challenges that I mentioned earlier. The story is also about a priest’s search for identity and spirituality.”

Some priests are suggesting that the church allow them to get married and at the same time remain as priests.

“I beg to disagree,” said Mel vehemently. “If you answer any calling, you must adhere to certain standards, dapat sumunod sa patakaran ng kung ano mang propesyon. Before one is ordained a priest, he is made to take a vow of celibacy and he should bear that in mind. That’s one of the sacrifices for priesthood. Otherwise, without those sacrifices, kung ganoon lang pala, eh di ang dali-dali magpari.”

(Iadya Mo Kami will have its gala premiere on Saturday, July 2, 8 p.m. at SM Megamall. Other playdates: July 3, Sunday, 3 p.m. at SM Megamall Cinema 6; Tuesday, July 5, 7 p.m. at SM Megamall; July 7, Thursday, 5 p.m. at SM North EDSA; July 9, Saturday, 7 p.m. at SM North EDSA; and July 10, Sunday, 5 p.m. at SM North EDSA.)


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Boy to speak before his graduating class By Maridol Rańoa-Bismark (The Philippine Star) | Updated July 2, 2016 - 12:00am 0 1 googleplus0 0

Today, Boy Abunda will receive a doctoral degree for Social Development from the Philippine Women’s University MANILA, Philippines - Only a few, if any, manage to march with his graduating class and stand before them as commencement speaker. Boy Abunda is one of them. Today, he’ll not only receive a doctoral degree for Social Development from the Philippine Women’s University. He’ll also go on stage to give his new colleagues words of inspiration as their commencement speaker.

Boy is mum about how his speech will go, but he’s sure it will be different from the many inspirational talks he’s done before.

“I’ve done a lot of graduation speeches, and most of the time, the audience doesn’t even recall who their commencement speaker was,” notes Boy at the presscon of dietary supplement Tocoma (Total Colon Management), which he’s endorsing.

All Boy knows is that what he — and his co-graduates did — is hard work. They burned the proverbial midnight oil for a three-day comprehensive exam. Boy buried himself in books and did tons of research in-between his late-night show (Tonight with Boy Abunda), meetings and other activities.

Fellow graduates finished their doctoral studies in six months to a year. It took Boy two-and-a-half years to do so.

“I was working. I wasn’t a full-time student,” he explains.

But he wanted that diploma oh so badly. Boy had long dreamed of handing it over to his mother, Nanay Lesing.

“I value academic education. I really wanted to learn. Hindi ako nakakuha ng diploma nung ako’y nagkolehiyo.”

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Boy longed to present a college diploma his mom can display in their home back in Borongan, Samar. But he couldn’t, because his dad passed away while he was in college at the Ateneo de Manila.

His doctoral degree is his way of making it up to them.

“I admit I studied for Nanay and Tatay. And I’m happy. It’s worth every single moment.”

That happiness is hard-earned. Even for someone like him, who didn’t have it easy growing up, and fought — and survived — an illness that sent him to the hospital two years ago, the five-hour dissertation defense was daunting.

“I didn’t know when it will be over,” he grimaces.

His new degree is also Boy’s way of proving that nothing — least of all a heavy workload — is impossible for someone eager to learn.

“It’s not about being called a ‘doctor.’ It’s an academic achievement, a proof that you can do it even if you’re busy with work.”

Work is also no reason for Boy to neglect his health. He knows the agony of being trapped on a hospital bed, no thanks to liver abscess. The workaholic wanted to get going, but his weak body stopped him.

Nowadays, Boy is extra careful about everything he takes, including food supplements. That’s why he’s proud he discovered Tocoma and how this mix of fruits and vegetables cleans the colon.

Now, he can make more dreams come true, not only for himself, but for others. If his schedule permits, Boy doesn’t mind teaching again. He and his Make Your Nanay Proud (MYNP) staff continue to cheer up mothers in depressed areas. They’re also coming up with something dear to them: A cookbook.

“We’re only a small organization, but our advocacy is constant. We want to remind our kababayan that for us to have a better country, we have to make our nanay proud,” he points out.

Yes, this loving son will always make his Nanay proud.

CLICK VIDEO URL BELOW: Boy Abunda announces he has earned his PhD May 23, 2016 11:50 PM FacebookTwitterEmail

Boy said he has successfully defended his dissertation and he now has his doctoral degree.

If you are in the Philippines, watch the FULL episode on www.iwantv.com.ph

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Eugenio "Boy" Romerica Abunda, Jr. (born October 29, 1960) is a Filipino television host, publicist, talent manager and celebrity endorser.[1] He is dubbed as the "King of Talk" in local show business.

Early life
Boy Abunda was born in Borongan. He attended Ateneo de Manila University taking up Business Management. However, he failed to finish that course because of his father's death. He left Ateneo and worked in odd jobs to support himself.

At the Metropolitan Theater, he worked as a stage actor and after that, as an assistant stage manager. Later, he became the assistant of the theater's administrator Conchita "Tita Conching" Sunico, who taught him public relations.

Within a couple of years, he started Backroom, Inc., a public relations firm.[3] He was working as a public relations consultant for GMA Network when a network executive named Bobby Barreiro, suggested him to try hosting a television show.

Abunda became a host of Show and Tell, a late night variety talk show with Gretchen Barretto, and Startalk, an entertainment talk show. He subsequently moved to GMA Network's competitor ABS-CBN in 1999, where he has hosted the following shows: The Buzz, Private Conversations, Homeboy, Kontrobersyal, SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon and The Bottomline with Boy Abunda, a talk show interview.

He is also a newscaster for entertainment of the late-night news program Bandila.

He also produced an album entitled Melodic Conversations.

He graduated from Philippine Women's University with the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts in 2009 and Master of Arts in Communication Arts in 2011. He received his Doctoral degree in 2016.

Personal life
Abunda is openly gay and has been in a relationship with partner Bong Quintana for 30 years.He is a supporter of gay rights[10] and gay marriage.

On June 23, 2010, he became a part-time professor at Philippine Women's University teaching Radio and Television to Communication Arts students. He currently resides in Quezon City.

Health
In August 2014, Abunda was not seen on TV for weeks. On September 7, 2014, he revealed in an exclusive interview with The Buzz that he suffered from a medical condition in which 300 ml of abscess was removed from his liver.

He was discharged from the hospital August 23.


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