Michael Jackson's lawyer has his will

We've learned Michael Jackson's lawyer has a copy of the singer's will and he intends to file it with the court.

We're told the Jackson family doesn't have a copy of the will in attorney John Branca's possession. It's unclear how many wills Jackson made but Branca believes it's the most current.

Branca has a long history with Jackson. In 1985, Branca brokered the deal for Jackson to purchase The Beatles' publishing catalogue.

Branca and Jackson stopped working together in 2006 but the singer hired him back just three weeks ago.


The Philippines: Inmates performs a tribute to Michael Jackson


Diether Ocampo rushed to hospital in US

MANILA - Diether Ocampo was rushed to a hospital in the United States after suffering a seizure while rehearsing for a show, a statement from Star Magic said.

“Diether suffered a seizure during morning rehearsals and was rushed by emergency services to hospital where extensive tests were made to determine the cause,” said the statement.

Ocampo is in California, along with other Kapamilya stars, for the 17th anniversary concerts of Star Magic in Ontario and San Francisco.

Star Magic said Ocampo was “unconscious for a while” when he was brought to a still undisclosed hospital.

The young actor is now conscious and in stable condition, it assured.

It said more tests will be done as the actor remains under observation.



Holllywood celebrities' tribute to Michael Jackson

Jackson's former wife Lisa Marie Presley said in a statement, "I am so very sad and confused with every emotion possible. I am heartbroken for his children who I know were everything to him and for his family. This is such a massive loss on so many levels, words fail me."

Famed music producer Quincy Jones, who produced "Thriller," called Jackson a "little brother," and wrote, "He had it all - talent, grace, professionalism and dedication. He was the consummate entertainer and his contributions and legacy will be felt upon the world forever."

The family of Susan Boyle, who shot to global fame only recently with her vocal performances on "Britain's Got Talent," sent a statement to CBS News saying she was "deeply saddened".

"Just as her recording career is about to begin, the world of music loses one of it's most important, iconic, figures," her brother Gerry Boyle said in the written message.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger released a statement saying, “Today, the world has lost one of the most influential and iconic figures in the music industry. … Maria and I join all Californians in expressing our shock and sadness over his death and our hearts go out the Jackson family, Michael’s children and to his fans worldwide.”

"I wouldn't be surprised if the world stopped spinning tomorrow,” wrote Will.i.am.

On Twitter, rapper Ludacris said, "If it were not for Micheal Jackson I would not be where or who I am today. His Music and Legacy will live on Forever. Prayers to the fam R.I.P."

MC Hammer: I have no words.. I loved Michael Jackson.. RIP..

Kelly Rowland: Michael you left such a legacy on this earth, have touched SO MANY!!! We thank you for such a driving inspiration in music & our lives!! This has got to be one of the saddest days in music history!! Michael Rest In Peace! WE miss you!

Star Jones: Death comes to all. But great achievements build a monument." He IS and WAS the greatest entertainer of all times...Peace to you brother.

Lindsay Lohan: NO OMG ... sending my love and prayers out to Michael and his family ... i feel sick..

Marlon Wayans: My prayers, my love, my heart goes out to michael jackson and the entire jackson family. I pray so hard for them. I'm crushed! Please pray.

Pete Wentz: Prayers and thoughts with michael jackson ... I haven't hope in so long that news isn't true.

Kim Kardashian: Wow I am truly in shock that Michael Jackson has passed away! I love u Jackson family, my prayers are with the whole family!

Ashton Kutcher: Rip Sending love and light to family and friend but especially his kids.

Shanna Moakler: The hard thing about getting older is watching all those who inspired you pass, love to the jackson family..

Rachelle Lefevre: Rest in peace Farrah Fawcett & Michael Jackson. Condolences to their families.

Madonna told People magazine: "I can't stop crying over the sad news ... I have always admired Michael Jackson. The world has lost one of the greats but his music will live on forever. My heart goes out to his 3 children and other members of his family. God bless."

Representatives for actress Elizabeth Taylor, another of the singer's longtime friends, said she was "too devastated by the passing of her dear friend Michael Jackson to issue a statement at this time" but promised one later.

Entertainer Liza Minnelli told Entertainment Tonight, "He was a kind, genuine and wonderful man. He was also one of the greatest entertainers that ever lived. I loved him very much and I will miss him every remaining day of my life."

Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League said, “Today, we join the entire world in mourning the death of Michael Jackson. He was truly a music icon and a legendary entertainer. We grew up listening to his music and watching his dance moves, all of which made him the pop phenomenon that he became. His music spoke to the hearts of people and paralleled generations of social and economic change." [CBS]


Charice was set to sing with Jackson at his concert

MANILA - Following the death of Michael Jackson, the Philippines' teen singing sensation Charice has revealed a secret: she was supposed to guest in the King of Pop’s comeback tour this July. “Nakita ko nalang kanina, ‘Jackson patay na’. So parang, ‘sinong Jackson?’ [Then] nakita ko siya yung nagsasayaw, nanghina ako,” said Charice. “Kasi si Michael Jackson po, kahit na hindi ko siya na-meet, napili po niya ako.”She said she was supposed to join Jackson next week in rehearsals for his comeback world tour.Charice recalled she was attending a private party of Warner Brothers when Jackson’s lawyer approached her and told her that Jackson had picked her as special guest for his last concert. “Nagpakilala siya ‘I’m the lawyer of Michael Jackson’… Sabi niya, Michael Jackson chose you to be his special guest in his world tour, napatigil po ako,” she said.Jackson’s lawyer reportedly said that “The King” had watched her during her guestings on Oprah.Jackson picked Charice after watching a YouTube footage of her singing “Billie Jean” while doing the “moonwalk”. “Right away, sabi niya, ‘I want this kid!’” said Charice.Jackson was reportedly planning to do a Billie Jean duet with Charice while they do a dance showdown.“Doon ko po na-feel na mabait po siya,” said the singer. “Kasi naguumpisa pa lang ako, siya legendary singer na po siya.”Charice said she is still thankful for Jackson’s gesture.She added that she will pay tribute to the King of Pop in her first solo concert to be held on Saturday.


The Michael Jackson we loved

This is the Michael Jackson we loved before he started changing his appearance thru the many kinds of procedures he underwent. Michael was almost everyone's favorite. We all grew up with his music that brought a lot of memories regardless of age, race and color. He is a beautiful kid who at 50 never grew up as he will always remain a kid in our hearts forever. He is really an icon in the music industry and his legacy will live forever. We'll miss you, Michael!


Michael Jackson has died at 50 - RIP

Michael Jackson has died. He was 50. Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hill home and paramedics were unable to revive him. We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.Michael is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince "Blanket" Michael Jackson II. RIP [TMZ]


The real score between Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson, reel or real?

Hindi na mapigilan ang pagsikat nina Kim Chiu at Gerald Anderson. Sa ikatlong pagkakataon, ginawaran ng Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Inc. ng parangal na Most Popular Loveteam of Movies and Television sina Kim at Gerald. Tuloy-tuloy din ang pagtaas ng ratings ng kanilang show sa Primetime Bida na Tayong Dalawa sa Metro Manila man o Nationwide. Kasabay nito, hindi rin mapigilan ang mga detractors nila at sinasabing gimik lamang daw ang lahat ng ito. Nakausap ng ABS-CBN.com si Gerald sa pictorial ng kanyang bagong show na Agimat at nilinaw niya ang mga issues. Kamakailan kasi ay ni-reveal ni Willie Revillame sa noontime show niyang Wowowee na nasaksihan niya mismo ang pagbibigay ng flowers ng binata kay Kim sa Wowoweelympics na ginanap sa Araneta Coliseum. Nasulat na 'orchestrated' at 'rehearsed' daw ang pangyayaring ito. 'Nung nagpapraktis pa lang sila Kim, nagdala ako ng flowers. Galing kasi si Kim sa Bangkok at tatlong araw na kaming hindi nagkikita. Hindi ko alam na naduon pala si Willie. Tapos, nakiusap sa kin si Willie lumapit siya sa akin sabi niya can you do this sa Wowoweelympics? so ayun', paliwanag ni Gerald. Ang mga Kimerald (tawag sa mga tagahanga nina Kim at Gerald) naman, na-aalarma na at patuloy ang mga tanong sa kanilang websites kung magsasama ba muli sila sa susunod na project ni Gerald na Agimat...Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla. Gaganap si Gerald bilang 'Tiyagong Akyat', isang siga na may angking liksi at tapang na papasahan ng agimat kaya't magiging 'bullet proof' at 'knife proof'. 'Gusto ko sana si Kim talaga ang leading lady ko dito.Siguro if hindi bagay yung role kay Kim or if its not for Kim, tatanggapin ko na lang and I'll still do my best,' hiling ni Gerald. Ngunit niliwanag ni Gerald na hanggang ngayon ay wala pang definite na gaganap na leading lady niya para sa serye. Handa na nga ba siyang maghiwalay sila ni Kim sa trabaho? 'Well see excited din ako pero in a way nakakalungkot kasi sa taping hindi ko makakasama si Kim. I am sure Kim's gonna do something na mag-isa lang siya o may ibang kasama' Gusto ko sana mas marami pa kaming projects na magkasama kami', sagot ni Gerald. Sa isyu naman na hindi raw talaga sila mag-m.u. at gumigimik lang, eto na lang ang nasabi ni Gerald,'You guys believe it or not, it's up to you.' [ABS-CBNNews]


Sharon Cuneta to do Mano PO 6, entitled My Mother

Sharon confirmed that she accepted to do the 6th Mano Po which will be entitled My Mother to be directed by one of her favorite directors: Joel Lamangan. Sharon also mentioned that she requested for Angel Locsin to be in the movie. Look forward for more updates.
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What is now with Maricar Reyes after the sex video scandal

Maricar Reyes was said to be also involved in the Hayden Kho sex video scandal but a Party-list group is admiring her strength in dealing with the scandal. She reacts in a way she can better herself, and with confidence, and doesn't treat the issue as if it's the end of the world. She may still seek justice for what was done to her but nevertheless, she obviously is moving on.


Lolit Solis: Katrina Halili walang utang na loob

Lolit Solis bashing Katrina....

Katrina Halili reacts....


Farrah Fawcett dies at 62

LOS ANGELES – Farrah Fawcett, the "Charlie's Angels" star whose feathered blond hair and dazzling smile made her one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1970s, died Thursday after battling cancer. She was 62.

The pop icon, who in the 1980s set aside the fantasy girl image to tackle serious roles, died shortly before 9:30 a.m. in a Santa Monica hospital, spokesman Paul Bloch said.

Ryan O'Neal, the longtime companion who had reunited with Fawcett as she fought anal cancer, was at her side, along with close friend Alana Stewart, Bloch said.

"After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away," O'Neal said. "Although this is an extremely difficult time for her family and friends, we take comfort in the beautiful times that we shared with Farrah over the years and the knowledge that her life brought joy to so many people around the world." [NewsYahoo]


Gov. Mark Sanford's extramarital drama

Most people still could not believe how the wonderful and highly respected governor could do what he did. Some people say we shouldn't judge him but it's very easy to agree with Michelle Malkin's post calling him a "bastard". The governor was in Argentina with his mistress last Father's Day when it should have been a day to bond with his children. Oh no, he chosed to be with his mistress. How would you feel if you were his son, what more if you were his wife? It looks like this is becoming a trend. How many more politicians out there are living a secret life? I wonder.

The Bastard

South Carolina Governor Sanford admits extramarital affair

Live blogging the Sanford conference

The love letters

Should his family forgive


Showbiz's '100 Most Beautiful' revealed


Fireproof, a movie about marriage a must see

I saw the movie Fireproof and I can really recommend this to everyone especially those who are going through tough times in their marriage or relationships.

The Moral of the Story (spoiler alert!)
As far as ministry tools go, this new movie is one of the best at showing what God intends for marriage. Singles and married couples alike will witness the reconciliation of two broken people and how God can heal even the most damaged of relationships.

At first, Caleb is ready to give up on his wife and move on. Their relationship has deteriorated over time and he isn’t too keen on working to save it. That’s when this story really begins to unfold.

You’ve got a husband who doesn’t feel validated at home and a wife who feels unappreciated and unloved. Sound familiar? It’s a simple storyline, but the plot starts to thicken as Caleb tries to recapture his wife’s heart. Through the wisdom of his father and a 40-day experiment called “The Love Dare,” Caleb begins to realize the meaning of love.

True love isn’t what’s best for me; it is seeking what’s best for you. To have a good marriage, you must first understand how to love someone and that comes from the source of unconditional love – God. That’s the point of this story.

Along his spiritual journey, Caleb also confronts his addiction to pornography, an issue often ignored in Christian culture. In fact, the storyline centers on this addiction as part of the conflict between Caleb and Catherine. As is true in reality, he must avoid these images that cause him to lust if he’s going to regain her respect.

One qualm with the story is the lack of response to Catherine’s actions. During the semi-separation phase of their marriage, she enjoys the affection and attention given to her by another man. Her willingness to commit this emotional affair isn’t adequately addressed in the movie. Although some would agree that her actions are wrong, this “adultery with the eyes” should have been dealt with better in the script.[CBN]


David Letterman's Palin joke and apology




Megan Fox leaked photos found here

Megan Fox supposedly topless photos are not entirely true as she was wearing a booby stickers. Megan was furious about these photos that shocked the world that made her an instant sex symbol.

However Megan believes in Karma and decided not to sue him and says his karma will teach him a lesson. When Megan saw her topless photos from her upcoming film Jennifer’s Body on the internet, she got furious and considered taking legal action against the perpetrator. Later she decided not to do that after having a second glance at the pictures. She said, “I had booby stickers on. They make these silicone stickers that go on over your nipple, ContactMusic quoted Fox as telling Entertainment Weekly. If I’d been actually topless, I would have sued someone… I know who, and I never did anything about it. It’s her karma to deal with, not mine.” I must say Megan Fox is one hell of a Karmic Woman. What do you think???? Please See Those Pictures Below After The Jump. [Showstalker]

I decided not to show the whole pictures. But leaked photos can be found here or here.


John Lloyd Cruz in love with Ruffa Gutierrez?

John Lloyd Cruz is the reason for the latest fight between Annabelle Rama and daughter Rufa Gutierrez. Hinamon ni Annabelle si John Lloyd na magpakalalaki at humarap sa media at aminin ang kanyang pangliligaw kay Rufa.


Charice first concert June 27 with Regine Velasquez

MANILA - International singing sensation Charice Pempengco is now busy promoting her first major concert titled "Charice: The Journey Begins" this coming June 27, Saturday at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City at 8 pm.

In an interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com, Charice said she was excited that her music idol, Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez, will be part of her concert.

"I'm so happy. First time kong magkakaroon ng concert at hindi ako makapaniwala na makakasama ko po siya (Velasquez) sa concert. Excited po ako na talagang makasama siya, kasi idol ko po siya," the pint-sized singer said.

Charice, who has sung duets with Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, shared that it was her dream to perform with Velasquez onstage.

"Nagbiro lang po ako na siya ang gusto kong makasama (si Ms. Regine) kasi idol ko nga siya. Tapos na-surprise ako na siya na nga po ang magiging guest ko. So another blessing na naman po ito from God," she said.

Charice shared that she still remembers the time when she watched Velasquez's concert in the United States.

"Hindi po ako nanonood ng concert talaga, lalo na po dito sa atin. Pero sa concert niya sa US nakisama po talaga ako sa mga audience. Super bait niya. At ngayon po talagang looking forward ako na makaka-duet ko siya. Natupad na talaga ang dream ko," Charice said humbly.

The teen sensation said that aside from Velasquez, her former "Little Big Star" fellow candidates will also be part of her big night.

Charice said she will be performing songs that are close to her heart, as well as some original tracks from her albums.

"Itong concert na ito parang, sabihin natin na parang music of my life. Parang lahat po ng songs na naging parte ng life ko. Kung ano ang kinanta ko sa contest, kung ano ang kinanta ko sa Oprah, kung ano ang naging single ko sa first and second album ko and single ko sa US. So lahat po talaga," she told the news site. [ABS-CBN]


Interesting analogy about why we are having economic crisis now

A Japanese company ( Toyota ) and an American company (Ford Motors) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River . Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race. On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile.

The Americans, very discouraged & depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat. A management team made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate action. Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people rowing and 1 person steering, while the American team had 8 people steering and 1 person rowing.

Feeling a deeper study was in order, American management hired a consulting company and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion. They advised, of course, that too many people were steering the boat, while not enough people were rowing.

Not sure of how to utilize that information, but wanting to prevent another loss to the Japanese, the rowing team’s management structure was totally reorganized to include:
4 steering supervisors,
3 area steering superintendents and
1 assistant superintendent steering manager.
They also implemented a new performance system that would give the 1 person rowing the boat greater incentive to work harder. It was called the ‘Rowing Team Quality First Program,’ with meetings, dinners, free pens and a certificate of completion for the rower.

There was discussion of getting new paddles, canoes and other equipment, extra vacation days for practices and bonuses.

The next year the Japanese won by two miles. Humiliated, the American management laid off the rower (a reduction in workforce) for poor performance, halted development of a new canoe, sold the paddles, and canceled all capital investments for new equipment.

The money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives as bonuses and the next year’s racing team was “out-sourced” to India .

Sadly, the End.

However, sad, but oh so true!

Here’s something else to think about:
Ford has spent the last thirty years moving all its factories out of the US , claiming they can’t make money paying American wages. Toyota has spent the last thirty years building more than a dozen plants inside the US .

The last quarter’s result:
Toyota makes 4 billion in profits while Ford racked up 9 billion in

Ford folks are still scratching their heads...collecting bonuses... and accepting bailouts.

Source: http://www.bloggingwv.com/a-modern-parable/


Hayden Kho and Katrina Halili sex scandal: He said, She said between Belo and Chua

During the Friday press conference presided over by NBI Director Nestor Mantaring, Halili’s lawyer Raymund Palad said Chua admitted that he was instructed by Belo to copy the sex videos of Kho.

“After copying the sex videos, he gave it to Dr. Belo and was instructed to delete the sex videos in the laptop of Kho. So he has no copy at all and the master copy (hard drive) is in the hands of Belo,” said Palad.

This is now going to be a "he said, she said thing", so who really is telling the truth remains to be seen. NBI is now going to hunt the people who uploaded the sex video, so all eyes are watching and waiting.


NBI Wanted: those who uploaded Kho-Halili sex videos

Are you guilty of uploading the Hayden Kho-Katrina Halili sex video? If you are, NBI wants you.


MANILA, JUNE 8, 2009 (STAR) By Edu Punay - National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) officials disclosed yesterday the probe on the controversial sex video scandal of celebrity surgeon Hayden Kho Jr. and actress Katrina Halili would now focus on a hunt for the people responsible for the posting of the first videos on the Internet.

Head Agent Palmer Mallari, executive officer of the NBI Anti-Fraud and Computer Crimes Division (AFCCD), said investigators are moving to the second phase of the investigation after filing charges of violation of Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act against Kho before the Department of Justice.

Mallari said the NBI would rely on the technical aspect of the case to unmask those behind the initial uploading of the sex videos on the Internet.

He said those who earlier submitted to the NBI probe are not yet off the hook.

“We studied and evaluated the affidavits and there are denials and conflicting statements so we need to go farther – like (go into) the technical aspects. We are focusing on the initial upload. And then we can apply for search warrant,” said Mallari.

The NBI is not ruling out the possibility of including Dr. Vicki Belo as accessory to the complaint after businessman Eric Johnston Chua claimed in his affidavit that he gave the master copy (hard disc) of the sex videos to Belo.

Chua, in his affidavit, said that he has no copies of the sex video any more because he had already deleted it even before the video of Kho and Halili having sex was circulated on the Internet.

With all the denials and conflicting statements of various personalities who were subpoenaed by NBI, the bureau requested a website host based in the United States to help the bureau open the system log that would identify the person or persons behind the initial uploading of the sex video.

Halili had expressed gratitude to the NBI for the filing of violation of Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act against Kho due to psychological distress, emotional anguish, public ridicule and humiliation the actress suffered in connection with the release of the sex video.

Halili vowed to fight her case until the person or persons behind the uploading of the sex video on the Internet are identified.

“I expressed gratitude to the NBI, Senator Bong Revilla, Gabriela (women’s support group), and friends and supporters now that a case has been filed against Kho,” said Halili.

The bureau entered the second phase of the investigation aimed at identifying the person or persons behind the upload.

“We already asked our counterparts (website host) to help us for the system log of the websites that could be the key to determine who (is/are) behind the upload,” said Mallari.

During the Friday press conference presided over by NBI Director Nestor Mantaring, Halili’s lawyer Raymund Palad said Chua admitted that he was instructed by Belo to copy the sex videos of Kho.

“After copying the sex videos, he gave it to Dr. Belo and was instructed to delete the sex videos in the laptop of Kho. So he has no copy at all and the master copy (hard drive) is in the hands of Belo,” said Palad. [NewsFlash]


Hayden Kho, Katrina Halili sex video proliferation being blamed on Senator Bong Revilla

SEX VIDEO: BLAME REVILLA, NOT HOUSE FOR CYBERSEX PROLIFERATIONMANILA, JUNE 1, 2009 (STAR) By Jess Diaz - A Manila congressman yesterday said Sen. Jamby Madrigal should blame her colleague Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and not the House of Representatives for the proliferation of the Kho-Halili sex videos.

Rep. Bienvenido Abante Jr., a Protestant bishop, said Revilla sat on the House-approved Bill 3305 when he was chairman of the Senate public information committee.
Abante, the bill’s principal author, said the House approved the bill and transmitted it to the Senate in the early part of 2008.
“I talked to Bong Revilla in July last year to get him to endorse the measure and to convince his colleagues to support it but he did nothing,” he said.
“Had the Senate approved it, it would have been enacted into law and the sex videos of Hayden Kho with Katrina Halili and other women would have been illegal,” he added.
The measure seeks to punish the production, publication, distribution, sale, or exhibition of obscene and pornographic materials, and the exhibition of live sexual acts.
Offenders would have a prison term of six years to 12 years, and a fine of P500,000 to P1 million.
Abante said his proposed law is so strict and tough that the production of sex videos would be prohibited even if these were taken with the consent of the sex partners.
“My bill has been gathering dust in the Senate. Senators are more interested in their right of reply to adverse stories than in fighting obscenity and pornography,” he said.
The Senate’s approved Right of Reply Bill, which Abante’s committee on public information has endorsed, is pending with the House.
Though senators approved it unanimously, some presidential wannabes among them have withdrawn their support for it after media practitioners raised a howl of protest.
Abante said he has talked to his new counterpart, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, about the need to get his Bill 3305 moving in the Senate.
Over the weekend, Madrigal criticized the House for not passing the Senate-approved Anti-Child Pornography Bill.
Abante said the bill Madrigal referred to is different from his proposal.
He said his proposed law would prohibit obscene and pornographic productions, whether those involved are children or adults.

Church reacts

This move was welcomed by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), as it urged Congress to pass an anti-cyber crime law to curb the spread of sex videos in the country.
“Whether there is a law coming from the government or not, we know that the sex videos are against morality,” CBCP president and Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo said in an interview with Church-run Radyo Veritas.
The CBCP head said both the government and citizens must work together to stop the ruining of the moral fiber by such pornographic materials now being spread via the Internet.
“We need a vigilant citizen of the state,” Lagdameo said.
Meanwhile, Dangerous Drugs Board chairman Vicente Sotto III dared Kho to identify the alleged illegal drug syndicate that supplied his former girlfriend with the designer drug Ecstasy. – With Jun Bana [NewsFlash]


Noli de Castro's silence is working to his favor

De Castro has topped early surveys of likely presidential candidates next year. He even emerged as the most trusted public official in an independent poll published Monday. He is expected to be endorsed by Arroyo's political party, but he has faced criticism for being aloof and silent on allegations that Arroyo cheated in the 2004 polls. People are thinking that De Castro is merely just playing it safe. He was and is still a public figure and his experience with the public helps him know where and when the wind will blow. The coming 2010 election will be a tough one since there are many potential good and honest candidates. But because people are encouraged to be involved, we will possibly have a cleaner election like we've never had for the longest time.


Julius Babao and Tintin Bersola expecting 2nd child


Welcome back Ted Failon!

Ted Failon is now back after about two months absence after his wife's suicide. Kapamilya and supporters gave him a very warm welcome hugs and kisses.
"Sa pagbabalik po ng ating kasamang si Ted Failon matapos ang dalawang buwang pagsubok, sinalubong po siya ng yakap at galak ng kanyang mga kapamilya at tagasubaybay. Nagpapatrol, Henry Omaga-Diaz [TV Patrol ABS-CBN].


Charice wows the Italians

Watch the videos here to see Charice perform in Italy. It was a huge success. Congratulations, Charice!


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Charice in Italy performance a huge success

MANILA - International singing sensation Charice has guested in one of Italy's top rating shows, belting out at least five songs that left the audience breathless.

The Filipino singer almost had a mini-concert during her second appearance on the Italian musical variety and talent competition show “Ti lascio una canzone” (Leavin' You a Song). The episode was shown last May 30.

Charice also sang alongside the show’s contestants as they belted out all-time hits "All By Myself," "Because You Loved Me," “I Believe I Can Fly” and “My Heart Will Go On.” Charice also performed “Listen” with popular Italian artist Chiara Lezzi.

Almost everyone was up on his feet dancing as Charice sang "I Will Survive."

As part of promoting her first international album, Charice sang her international single "Note To God."

The Filipino singer’s performance has already been uploaded on video-sharing Web site YouTube and drew more than thousands of hits and praises from people across the globe.

Charice is currently in the United States to complete her first international album, which is scheduled to be released late this year. [abs-cbn]


Hayden Kho and Katrina Halili sex scandal

We've been hearing and reading a lot about the Hayden-Katrina sex scandal and a feedback from a Inquirer reader summed it all up with a simple and yet interesting comment:

WE could only sympathize with Katrina. Although some people may think badly of her by putting herself in this situation, at this point, we can only sympathize and pray that this be a lesson to all the other women and that Katrina will overcome this nightmare with God’s help and people around her who love her. Medyo off lang na si Senator Revilla ang avid supporter niya. He may mean well, kaya lang because of his reputation as a ladies man, parang he is not the right person for the job. Baka instead na makatulong sya, makasama pa. No offense meant on this comment.
I hope we all learned a lesson from the scandal. For the most part, this pertains more to women who are most of the time, if not always, are the victims in any sex scandal. Hayden, as the world knows, was already committed to Vicky Belo and this is why Katrina is being partly blamed for what happened to her. Women should ask themselves first: if this man could cheat on her girlfriend, how sure am I that he will be true to me? This made Katrina look like a willing victim. Also, people will judge her as well because of her sex symbol status. On the contrary, no one believes the rumors involving KC Concepcion and Bea Alonzo to Hayden Kho because of their wholesome image and clean status in the industry. Bottomline, what is being suggested here to all women is to be careful and be wiser, because as they say: "ang pagsisisi ay laging sa huli". Our hope and wish is for Katrina to survive all these that has happened to her.