Saint Theresa’s College of Cebu school officials facing criminal and child abuse raps!

Saint Theresa’s College of Cebu school officials trouble for not letting the bikini clad student of their rights to march in their graduation rites is getting deeper.

Now the parents are suing mad at the school officials and they have already filed criminal charges against them in court.


Parents of two students in Cebu City who were barred from taking part in their graduation rites for posting photos on Facebook showing them in bikinis have filed criminal charges against school officials.

Saint Theresa’s College (STC) officials face grave oral defamation and child abuse charges, according to the parents of the students.

STC on Friday defied a temporary restraining order issued by the Cebu Regional Trial Court Branch 19 that required the Catholic school to allow the students to join the graduation rites.

The affected students approached the gate of STC with their parents Friday afternoon.

They were in their school uniforms and were still hoping to join the graduation ceremony.

However, school guards prevented them from entering the campus.

The parents insisted that the court had ruled the children could take part in the graduation.

The guards, however, did not budge.

The graduation rites were held without the students and their names were not mentioned during the event.

The students could only break down in tears.

Some of the parents could not help but express their anger.

STC officials stood by their decision, saying they have filed a motion for reconsideration on the TRO issued by Cebu City RTC Judge Wilfredo Navarro.

“The punishment that was given, that is not un-Christian. They may graduate. They have everything except that [taking part in the ceremony],” school directress Sister Ma. Purisima Pe said in a press conference held Friday night.

However, clerk of court Atty. Ofelia delos Reyes said a motion for reconsideration on a TRO has no legal standing.

“The TRO is immediate and executory. They know it,” she said.

ABS-CBN talked to parents of 2 of the 5 students.

One of the parents said her child wanted to commit suicide out of shame.

Youth groups in Cebu City have condemned the actions of the school, which has yet to issue an official statement.

The parents of one of the students earlier filed a separate petition for injunction with damages against school officials Sister Celeste Ma. Purisima Pe, school principal; Mussolini Yap, assistant principal; Marnie Racaza, student affairs moderator; Kristine Rose Ligot, discipline in-charge; and Edita Josephine Yu, homeroom adviser, according to regional newspaper Sun.Star.

Department of Education Assitant Secretary Tonisito Umali has declined to comment on the details of the STC issue, saying the case is now in the hands of the court.

However, he told ANC that the DepEd has started its own investigation into the case. “We’re investigating the matter from our end. The DepEd can’t make any action that may run contrary to findings of the Cebu court.”

Umali said the DepEd respects private schools’ rights to create own policies, but the government can intervene if school policies violate the law.

He added that schools should think of penalties commensurate to the offense committed by their students.

“To all our students, I strongly advise to read carefully your student handbook, especially if we’re talking about Catholic schools,” he said.


Source: reports fromCarmi Cavanlit and Joworski Alipon, ABS-CBN Central Visayas; ANC

“ASAP 2012” celebrates April Fool’s this Sunday!

“ASAP 2012” ushers April Fool’s this Sunday (April 1) with summerrific and world-class performances led by some of the most respected music icons in the country likeGaryValenciano, Martin Nievera, Zsazsa Padilla, Pops Fernandez, Kuh Ledesma, and Jaimie Rivera. 


Celebrate the beauty and excellence of Filipinos as Bb. Pilipinas 2012 candidates grace theASAP centerstage with Venus Raj; and as the ASAP family grandly welcomes the newest PBB Big Winner with the Big 4 Pamu, Paco, Biggel and Slater, and the ex-housemates Wendy, Deniesse, Kim, Mark, Ryan, Jerico, Jessica, Seiichi, Carlo, Kevin and Divine. 

Jam with some of ASAP’s finest singers Christian Bautista, Jed Madela, Nikki Gil, Bugoy Drilon, Liezel Carino, ASAP Sessionistas, and Boys R Boys as they offer another remarkable vocal act; and with Aiza Seguerra, Zia Quizon, Paolo Valenciano and Bryan Termulo’s must-see and must-hear acoustic collaboration.

Don’t miss the triple birthday celebration of Asian Supahstar Karylle and teen royaltiesKathryn Bernardo and Enrique Gil, as the cast of the summer movie of the year “Moron 5 and the Crying Lady” led by Billy Crawford, Luis Manzano, Billy Crawford, Marvin Agustin, DJ Durano, Martin Escudero andsweet John Lapus ly grace the centerstage.

Teen stars Miles Ocampo, Sue Ramirez, Angeli Gonzales and Aliyah Benisano put on theirdancing shoes as they prepare for a dance off with some of the cutest Kapamilya child wonders Yogo Singh, Kyle Ang and Abby Bautista of “Wako Wako,” Deydey Amansec, Blythe Gorostiza, Izzy Canillo and Barbie Sabino of “E-Boy,” and Joshen Bernardo andBea Basa of “Angelito.”

Meanwhile, Supahstars KC Concepcion, John Prats, Iza Calzado, Cristine Reyes, Empress, Jessy Mendiola, Iya Villania, and Rafael Rossel unite as they dance to the summer beat for Supahdance. 

Join the summerrific April Fool’s party this Sunday and watch 2012 Gawad Tanglaw Best Musical Variety Show, “ASAP 2012” this Sunday, 12:15 noon, on ABS-CBN.

Party Pilipinas gives ‘GUDTYM” this Sunday!

The summer vibe never ends as Party Pilipinas All Stars and the Sun gives you Gudtym this Sunday, April 1.

Take the “kilig-trip” down lovestruck lane with every girls’ favourite eye candy, The Keso Boys, as they serenade you with classic love hits. Sing along with Aljur, Steven, Jake, Kristoffer, MM, Mj, Derrick and Elmo.
The temperature is about to get even hotter as these ladies flaunt their summer bodies on the dance floor. Make way for Bianca, Michelle, Rochelle, Chloe, Gwen, Sarah and Heart!
Treat yourself with show-stopping performances from GenNext together with Xlr8 and Decibelles together with Down to Mars. Meanwhile, experience summer lovin, JulieMo style.
Dancing is more fun in Party Pilipinas and they’re bringing the excitement across the region. It’s the Cebuanos turn to shine this Sunday as they groove with Mark Herras, Kris Bernal and the rest of the Sayaw Pilipinas crew.
Don’t miss as the youth of today goes TGIS of yesterday in Dance Combi. Reminisce with Julie Anne, Elmo, Jake, Bea, Alden, Louise, Ken, Yassi, Kristoffer, Joyce, Aljur, Kris, Mark, Jennylyn, plus special guests from the original cast of TGIS.
Vox continues to bring in more unique twists and surprises. Ever heard of VOX: Laglagan Edition? Find out this Sunday with Kyla, Rachelle, Jonalyn, French, Maricris, Aicelle, Julieanne and Jaya. And get ready for an OPM gudtym with Ogie, Janno, Jay R, Mark, Gian, Frank, Kris and Dingdong.
Sit back, relax and bask under the Party Pilipinas sun with your favourite Kapuso stars this SundayApril 1 at 12nn on GMA.

‘The Princess and I’ premieres April 16 on ABS-CBN!

ABS-CBN’s newest and and biggest Primetime teleserye “The Princess and I” will finally premiere this April 16(Monday).

Topbilled by its royal cast award-winning actor and actress Albert Martinez and Gretchen Barreto; the three ‘Prince Charming of Primetime’ Enrique GilKhalil Ramos and Daniel Padilla;’ and the newest ‘Princess of Primetime’ Kathryn Bernardo.
The Princess and I” opens the fairytale story of the Kingdom of Yangdon led by King Anand (Albert), where behind all the King’s wealth, power and title, is a saddening empty space in his heart that is yet-to-be filled by his long-lost daughter Princess Mikay (Kathryn), who will grow up in an unfortunate life not knowing of her real identity.
As Gretchen fiercely returns on television after her outstanding performance in the hit teleserye “Magkaribal,” she is now on her way to make a new trend as she takes on the role of a Yangdon royalty named Ashi Behati who greatly aspires to be the Queen of Yangdon.
The newest royal masterpiece will surely reign on every Kapamilya’s heart with its grand preparation from its remarkable plot, to its marvelous costumes, up to its memorable scenes taken at the Kingdom of Bhutan.
Joining the royal cast are some of the respected names in the industry Dominic Ochoa, Yayo Aguila,Precious Lara QuigamanNina Dolino and Sharmaine Suarez. It is directed by Dado Lumibao.
Don’t miss the grandest opening of the once-upon-a-time fairytale “The Princess and I” on April 16 (Monday) onABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.
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Sarah Geronimo is a rock star this Sunday on ‘Sarah G Live!’

Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo fiercely turns into a rock star princess this Sunday (April 1) in her top-rating musical variety show “Sarah G. Live.”

Sarah is going to rock the night out with two of the best rock icons Bamboo and Arnel Pineda in a remarkable and mind-blowing rock concert experience; while the cast of the upcoming summer movie “Moron 5 and The Crying Lady” shares lots of fun and laughter with the Pop Princess.
Watch out for another ‘Sarah Loves You’ segment where the Popstar expresses her deepest gratitude to her fans and grants another Popster’s wish; as Filipino international singer Billy Crawford joins the fun and excitement as Sarah’s guest co-host this Sunday.
Together with Sarah in the upcoming episode are resident dance royalty Gab Valenciano, her regular co-host Luis Manzano, musical director Louie Ocampo, choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy, G-Force, and director Erick Salud.
Don’t miss the trending and top weekend primetime show of ABS-CBN, “Sarah G. Live,” Sunday night, after “Rated K.”

Daniel Padilla set photos for B.U.M. Equipment!

Kapamilya teen actor Daniel Padilla is the latest addition to B.U.M. Equipment endorsers!

The latest campaign “Dare To Evolve“,  introduces Daniel Padilla and he will be joining long-time BUM endorsers Kapamilya stars Empress Schuck and Dino Imperial, and Kapuso teen star Bea Binene.

See more photos of Daniel Padilla below:

“Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo” premieres in Kapamilya Gold on April 16!

ABS-CBN‘s newest Kapamilya Gold series is set touch the hearts of Filipinos all over the world as it premieres this April 16 (Monday).

Topbilled by Jake Cuenca, Bangs Garcia and Shaina Magdayo, “Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo”features the story of a dream and an ambition that will test the strength, love for family and the relationship of Paul (Jake) and Sarah (Shaina) as Mia (Bangs) tries to tear them apart.

Completing the star-studded cast are Gloria Diaz, Sandy Andolong, Maria Isabel Lopez, Ronnie Lazaro, Dick Ysrael, Nikki Valdez, Jojit Lorenzo, Ron Morales and David Chua; with the special participation of Christopher de Leon and Philip Salvador; and young starsPaul Salas and Mariel Pamintuan. The newest afternoon drama series is directed by Manny Palo and Lino Cayetano.

Don’t miss the premiere of the newest addition to ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold roster, “Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo” on April 16 after “Mundo Man ay Magunaw.

“Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank” will be screened in Boracay, this Saturday!

In the tradition of bringing blockbuster films to the country’s summer party capital, Cinema One holds the Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank screening at the White House Beach Resort, Station 1, Boracay tomorrow night at 6.

The movie creatively chronicles a day in the life of three ambitious, passionate but misguided filmmakers who are seeking for exposure in international filmfests. Then, they get Eugene Domingo as their lead actress to do poverty porn. More than its box-office success, film’s concept has captured the Filipinos’ humor.

The lead star of Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank Eugene recently took home the coveted People’s Choice award in the sixth Asian Film Awards held in Hong Kong.

Prior to this victory, the movie was nominated in the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival for Best First Feature and Cinema Fairbindet awards, as well as in Vancouver International Film Festival for the Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema.

The film has also been invited to some international filmfests such as the Hawaii International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Udine Far East Film Festival and Tokyo International Film Festival.

Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank also received good reviews from some renowned film critics. In a review by Asia News Network’s Yasminka Lee, she said, “Ang Babae is brilliant because it is a commentary on this obsession for poverty porn by being humorous and thought-provoking at the same time.”

The event will be hosted by John Lapuz and Cai Cortez. Beachgoers of all ages will definitely enjoy as it also offers fun summer games and sizzling entertainment by fire dancers and the Patikeros.

Gracing the beach and booze event are Jake Cuenca and Megan Young with the equally hot live performance of Callalily, whose vocalist is Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank lead actor Kean Cipriano, and party music from DJ Mars Miranda.

Cinema One is available on SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver, among other cable operators nationwide. For details, log on to

“Gary V: On Higher Ground” concert series on Music Museum this summer!

Gary V. opens the summer season with a series of 8 concerts at the Music Museum, marking his 29th anniversary in the industry and the 25th year of his company Manila Genesis Entertainment & Management, Inc.

Gary V: On Higher Ground” happens at Music Museum on April 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27; and May 9 and 10. The show will be for the benefit of UNICEF and Shining Light Foundation.

Gary V: On Higher Ground” will be directed by Gary and son Paolo Valenciano with Musical Direction by Mon Faustino. Tickets are priced at Php 3,500.00, 2,500.00, 1,500.00, 1,000.00, and 500.00. For tickets contact Ticketworld (891-9999), Music Museum (721-6726; 721-0635), and Manila Genesis (706-2170 to 71; 0915-4975225; 0908-8871397).

Marian Rivera stars in “Tweets for My Sweet”!

Marian Rivera got another TV project via the sitcom Tweets for My Sweet!

GMA 7 is really pushing for Marian as their favorite star in the network and she works very hard for the network for having one show after another and sometimes juggling from two shows at a time.

Marian will be joined in the cast by Barbie Fortaleza, Nova Villa, Elmo Magalona, Sheena, Chef Boy Logro, and Roderick Paulate.

This will be helmed by Uro dela Cruz.

Soon on GMA 7.




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