Alec Dungo is Evicted from PBB Teen Edition 4!

Alec Dungo, “Chinito Gwapito ng Laguna,” will not be part of Teen Big 4 of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 as he’s just been evicted from Kuya’s house.

During the Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 Ninth Eviction Night, Toni Gonzaga announced that Alec Dungowill not be part of the Teen Big 4 because he received a combined text/online votes of 5.35%, the lowest among the 6 remaining teen housemates.

Alec said during his interview outside the house that he is rooting for Roy to become PBB Teen Edition 4′s big winner because he believes the Bicolano deserves the title.

Meanwhile, 3 teen housemates for this season’s Big 4 were named and they are Roy Requejo of Camarines Sur, Myrtle Sarrosa of Ilo-ilo and Karen Reyes of Oriental Mindoro.

The final eviction night of PBB Teen Edition 4 will be heldthis Monday where one teen housemate gets the boot and the other one receives the last slot in the Teen Big Four. Awaiting their fate are Jai & Joj Agpangan andRyan Boyce.

DZMM Buntis Congress Promotes the Importance of Breastfeeding!

800 expectant moms learn crash course in motherhood at DZMM Buntis Congress.

When Charies Novelas found out she was pregnant in December last year, the 21-year old restaurant worker had to break up with her boyfriend and the father of her child.

While the father of the child did not welcome the news, Charies’ mother was enthusiastic about having a grandchild and even urged her daughter to attend the Buntis Congress, which she heard on DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 every morning.

 

Charies, currently eight months pregnant, was one of the hundreds of mom-to-be’s who benefited from the DZMM’s 10th Buntis Congress held at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 1 last May 19. The annual seminar staged by Mega Manila’s number one AM radio station aimed to teach future moms the do’s and don’ts of before and after giving birth.

“My mom urged me to come here. She said I would learn a lot of things I don’t know about motherhood and I did,” said Charies.

This year, the seminar focused on the Department of Health’s (DOH) health campaign called “Isulong ang Breastfeeding – Tama, Sapat at EKslusibo (TSEK)” that promotes the importance of breastfeeding as medical studies have proven that it aids the baby’s sensory and cognitive development and protects it against infectious and chronic diseases.

According to Jovita Raval, a nutrition officer from the National Nutrition Council (NNC), one of the most effective strategies to prevent infant death is immediate and appropriate breastfeeding within one hour after birth and exclusive breastfeeding for the child’s first six months.

Dr. Anthony Calibo, an officer from the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control who served as speaker at the event explained the Essential Newborn Care protocol crafted by DOH that seeks to reduce the number of newborn deaths in the country.

The simple four-step process, Dr. Anthony explained, involves immediate and thorough drying of the newborn, early skin-to-skin contact between the mother and baby, properly-timed cord clamping and cutting, and non-separation of the newborn and mother for early breastfeeding, which protects infants from dying from infection.

Raval also discouraged the expectant mothers to supplement breast milk with formula milk as the latter lacks the sufficient nutrients needed in the infant’s early life stages.

More than one third of the 82,000 Filipino babies born in a year are newborns who die mostly of lack of oxygen to the brain, severe infection, and conditions during labor, delivery, and immediate postpartum.

Dra. Bles Salvador, DZMM anchor and an OB-GYN surgeon, also reminded the future mothers to undergo monthly check-up to monitor their babies’ development.

Hermes Pascua of DOH, meanwhile, advised the mom-to-be’s to have their babies undergo newborn screening shortly after birth to detect any congenital metabolic disorders whose symptoms might not be apparent at birth. If not identified and immediately treated, diseases such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, phenylketonuria, and galactosemia may lead to mental retardation and death.

Now armed with knowledge on proper attachment positioning to breastfeed babies and different techniques to express milk, Charies said she is determined to breastfeed her baby as it also develops close emotional bonding with the child.

“When my child is born, breastfeeding will be my top priority. I now know its benefits for my baby and for me,” she shared.

Charies and the rest of the would-be-moms who attended the seminar also took home baby bags, while movie passes, comforters, pillow sets, and bathroom, bedroom and recreations showcases were raffled away. They were also entertained by Garrie Concepcion and “Star Power” finalist K-La, who sang original tracks from their albums and rendered their own rendition of pop songs.

DZMM, meanwhile, will stage the second leg of its Buntis Congress in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan this August.

Anne Curtis Goes One-on-One with Sarah G this Sunday

After her recent successful Hollywood movie break, actress-TV host Anne Curtis graces Sarah Geronimo’s solo musical variety show “Sarah G. Live” for the first time this Sunday (July 1).

Anne and Sarah fire up the dance floor with a grand smash-up production number that TV viewers will surely enjoy.

Aside from Anne, “Princess and I” leading man Daniel Padilla will also join the fun as he takes on his first hosting stint as Popstar’s guest co-host in its ‘Idol Night’ episode. Meanwhile, watch out for another the heartfelt story in the ‘Sarah Loves You’ segment where the Popstar and “Walang Hanggan” actress Julia Montes grant the wish of a cancer patient.

Still with Sarah in the upcoming episode are her resident dance royalty Gab Valenciano, co-host Luis Manzano, musical director Louie Ocampo, choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy, G-Force, and director Erick Salud.

Don’t miss the beginning of Sarah’s birth month on the trending and top Sunday primetime show of ABS-CBN, “Sarah G. Live!” 8:15pm, after “Rated K.” For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.comor follow @SGLiveOFFICIAL on Twitter and like SarahGLiveOFFICIAL on Facebook.

Hindi Ka Na Mag-Iisa’ Starring Jennylyn Mercado to Conquer Afternoon TV Starting July 9!

GMA Network offers another heartwarming family drama that will surely make the viewers laugh, cry and fall in love with the premiere of HINDI KA NA MAG-IISA.
It will replace Hiram Na Puso beginning July 9 on GMA Afternoon Prime.
This original drama series is topbilled by multitalented actress Jennylyn Mercado as she breathes life to the character of Elisa Santos. Jennylyn returns to afternoon drama after appearing in various top-rating afternoon soaps including Paano Bang Mangarap, Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak and Little Star. Playing her leading men in the series, sought-after actor Sid Lucero as Andrew Villagracia and Frank Magalona as Mark. Anticipation is high for Jennylyn, Frank and Sid’s first love triangle onscreen which promises to enthrall viewers with their stellar performances.
Completing the star-studded cast are Angelu De Leon as Jordana MontenegroCarl Guevarra as Dennis,Crystal Reyes as Angelica MontenegroSaab Magalona as Celine MontenegroJoey Paras as Mimi. With special participation of Lloyd Samartino as Bernard MontenegroMs. Liza Loreno as Dona Asuncion Montenegro and Glydel Mercado as Maita Montenegro.

The series tells the story of Elisa (Jennylyn), who at a very young age, learned and experienced all the hardships in life. Because of the trials young Elisa endured, she has no self-confidence and doesn’t trust people immediately because she feels that the people she loves will always leave her. Elisa is scared of falling in love because she doesn’t exactly know how to love someone since she never experienced it yet.

However, all these will change when she meets and gets to know her younger sister, Angelica (Crystal) who is mentally challenged. At first, Elisa is hesitant and can’t feel any love or affection towards her sister because she believes that their mother left her to have a better life and chose Angelica over her. But eventually she learns to care and love her sister.

Andrew (Sid) will play an important role in Elisa’s life. Andrew falls for Elisa. He’ll help and teach Elisa to outgrow her insecurities, fears and worries when it comes to love.

From all the trials and challenges Elisa went through – from the time her mother left her, being mistreated by people around her, being an employer in the new family of her own mother, up to the time when her sister is forcibly taken away from her – Elisa needs to be strong and tough not just for herself but most especially for her sister, Angelica.

Elisa will do anything to protect, defend and fight for her sister but one secret will change everything. Can Elisa continue to fight for her sister despite knowing she really has no rights in keeping Angelica? How long can she fight and stand up against the person who wants to take everything away from her sister?

Under the helm of director Gil Tejada, Jr. and with original concept by Richard “Dode” Cruz, Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa shows the selfless love between two sisters that transcends all hardships.
 
The creative team is composed of Afternoon Prime Head, Roy Iglesias; Creative Consultant, Des Garbes-Severino; Headwriter, Richard “Dode” Cruz; writers, Lobert Villela, Luningning Ribay, and Angeli Delgado; and Brainstormers, Gilda Olvidado, Liberty Trinidad, and Christina Novicio.
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa, created by the GMA Drama Group, is supervised by the Executive In-charge of Production, Ms. Lilybeth G. Rasonable; AVP for Drama, Redgie Acuña Magno,  Program Manager, Helen Rose S. Sese with Executive Producer, Kaye Atienza-Cadsawan.
Hindi Ka Na Mag-Iisa premieres July 9 right after EAT BULAGA on GMA Afternoon Prime

“Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM” airs on ABS-CBN’s “Sunday’s Best”!

ABS-CBN treats is viewers this weekend with great music as it airs on “Sunday’s Best” the “Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM” that was recently staged at the newly inaugurated SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena.


The TV special will showcase the all-star gathering of some of the country’s top musical artists and the world-class performances of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) icons including Lea Salonga, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Jose Mari Chan, Basil Valdez, Freddie Aguilar, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Juris, Jed Madela, Piolo Pascual, Bamboo, Arnel Pineda, Dulce, Vernie Varga, Rachel Alejandro, and the singing group, The Company.

Hosted by Jim Paredes and Pops Fernandez, “Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM” was also be graced by the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra led by Gerard Salonga, and by comic TV personalities Pokwang, Jose Manalo, and Wally Bayola.

The concert was staged by ABS-CBN’s Star Events, with Johnny Manahan as director, and Ryan Cayabyab as musical director. Don’t miss “Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM” on “Sunday’s Best” (July 1) at 11pm, on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

4th PMPC Star Awards for Music – 2012 Nominees List Revealed!

The 4th Star Awards for Music by the Philippine Movie Press Club is happening on September 9, 2012, at the Meralco Theater, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City. Check out this year’s nominees.

Here is the official list of nominees for the 2012 Star Awards for Music by the Philippine Movie Press Club, Inc. (PMPC):

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Araw Oras Tagpuan /Sponge Cola/Universal Records
Awit Para Sa’Yo/ErikSantos/Star Records
Breathe Again/Jed Madela/Universal Records
Forevermore/Juris/Star Records
No Water, No Moon/Bamboo/PolyEast Records
Outbound/Christian Bautista/Universal Records
Stay Alive/Nina/Universal Records

SONG OF THE YEAR

Breathe Again/Jed Madela/Universal Records
Hindi Kita Iiwan/Sam Milby/Star Records
I’m Already King/Christian Bautista/Universal Records
Kahit Di Mo Sabihin/Juris/Star Records
Kulang Ako Kung Wala Ka/Erik Santos/Star Records
Questions/Bamboo/PolyEast Records
Tambay/Sponge Cola/Universal Records

FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Aiza Seguerra/Songs from The Vault/Star Records
Angeline Quinto/Fall In Love Again/Star Records
Iveron Violan/In Love/Universal Records
Jaya/All Souled Out/Universal Records
Juris/Forevermore/Star Records
Lea Salonga/The Journey So Far/Ivory Music
Yeng Constantino/Yeng Versions Live/Star Records

MALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Basil Valdez/Self-titled album/Vicor Records
Christian Bautista/Outbound/Universal Records
Erik Santos/Awit Para Sa’Yo/Star Records
Gary Valenciano/With Love/Star Records
Jed Madela/Breathe Again/Universal Records
Martin Nievera/Mga Awit at Damdamin/PolyEast Records
Noel Cabangon/Panaginip/Universal Records

DUO/GROUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

J Brothers/Jamming/Jbrostudios
Mocha Girls/18+Restricted/Bellhaus Entertainment/Playboy Fragrances
MYMP/The Unreleased Acoustic Collection/Galaxy Records
Side A/Side A 25/ Warner Music
Sponge Cola/Araw Oras Tagpuan/Universal Records
The Company/Lighthearted 2/Viva Records
Wonder Gays/Blind Item/D’Concorde Records & LDG Prod. & Ent. RecordingCo.

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Awit Para Sa’yo/ErikSantos/Star Records
In Love/Iveron Violan/Universal Records
Outbound/Christian Bautista/Universal Records
Self-titled Album/BasilValdez/Vicor Records
Side A 25/Side A Band/Warner Music
The Journey So Far/Lea Salonga/Ivory Music
With Love/Gary Valenciano/Star Records

MALE POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Basil Valdez/ Self-titled Album/Vicor Records
Christian Bautista/Outbound/Universal Records
Dingdong Avanzado/Download 25th Anniversary Songbook/Viva Records
Erik Santos/AwitParaSa’Yo/Star Records
Gary Valenciano/With Love/Star Records
Jed Madela/Breathe Again/Universal Records
Sam Milby/Be Mine/Star Records

FEMALE POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Angeline Quinto/Fall In Love Again/Star Records
Iveron Violan/In Love/Universal Records
Jaya/All Souled Out/Universal Records
Lea Salonga/The Journey So Far/Ivory Music
Nina/Stay Alive/Universal Records
Rachelle Ann Go/Unbreakable/Viva Records
Sitti/Sessions/Warner Music

CONCERT OF THE YEAR (new category)

In the Company of Side A/ The Company, Side A Band/ Viva Concerts
It’s Complicated / Jose Mari Chan, The Company/ Beginnings at 20 Plus Incorporated/ Star Express
Jose & Wally: A Party for Every Juan / Jose Manalo , Wally Bayola/ APT Entertainment Inc
Martin Nievera:Tribute/ Martin Nievera/ Viva Concerts
Mr. & Mrs. A/ Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez/ Starmedia Entertainment
No Other Concert (Annebisyosa) /Anne Curtis/ Viva Concerts
What Love Is/ Martin Nievera, Sarah Geronimo/ Viva Concerts

FEMALE CONCERT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR (new category)

Charice (Infinity Tour/ Media Sync Production
Rachelle Anne Go /Seasons of Love/ Viva Concerts
Regine Velasquez/(Mr. & Mrs. A)/ Starmedia Entertainment
Sarah Geronimo /What Love Is) / Viva Concerts
Sharon Cuneta (Once in a Lifetime)/ Viva Concerts
Toni Gonzaga /[email protected]/ Star Events, Erase Plantcenta, Epic Entertainment, Tag Concept

MALE CONCERT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR (new category)

Jose Mari Chan /It’s Complicated/ Beginnings at 20 Plus Inc./ Star Express
Kean Cipriano /One Stage, One Night/ Cross and Arrow Events Management and Beginnings at 20 Plus Inc.
Martin Nievera /Tribute/ Viva Concerts
Ogie Alcasid /Mr. & Mrs. A/ Starmedia Entertainment
Piolo Pascual /Piolo Meets the Maestro, Ryan Cayabyab/ Xclusive Hits and Events,Inc.
Rico Puno (/The Best of Rico J/ Viva Concerts

DUO/GROUP CONCERT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR (new category)

Jose Manalo & Wally Bayola/Jose & Wally: A Party for Every Juan/ APT Entertainment Inc
Pop Girls /PPop Explosion/ Viva Concerts
Side A /In the Company of Side A/ Viva Concerts
The Company / In the Company of Side A/ Viva Concerts
XLR8 /PPop Explosion/ Viva Concerts

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Ako Na Lang/Zia Quizon/PolyEast Records/Directors: Nani Naguit & Pao Santiago Pangan
Disney/Tanya Markova/MCA Music/Director: King Palisoc
Dance/Nina/PolyEast Records/Director: Sean Lim
Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay/Spongecola/Universal Records/Director:Yan Yuzon
Letting Go/Jamie Rievra/Star Records/Directors: Jeffrey Tan, Yeng Constantino
To Reach You/Anja Aguilar/Viva Records/Director: Monti Parungao
Where Do I Begin/Gary Valenciano/Star Records/Director:Cathy Garcia-Molina

NEW FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Anna Melissa/Anna Melissa her first album/Smashbox Productions, Inc.
Anne Curtis/Annebisyosa/Viva Records
Bunny/Self-titled Album/PolyEast Records
Ethel Rose/A Life Story/Ecclesiastes Entertainment
Paula Bianca/Self-titled Album/Vicor Records
Raia Quiroz/Raia Quiroz Tara Na!/D’Concorde Records & LDG Prod. & Ent. RecordingCo.
Sheng Belmonte/Self-titled Album/Sony-Ivory Records
Solenn Heusaff/Solenn/MCA Music
Zia Quizon/Self-titled Album/PolyEast Records

NEW MALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Derrick Monasterio/Tween Academy Class of 2012/GMA Records
DJ Joph/Self-titled Album/D’Concorde Records
DK Valdez/It’s All About Love/BWB Records
JM de Guzman/Self-titled Album/Ivory Music
Khen Magat/Self-titled Album/BWB Records
Kristoffer Martin/Tween Academy Class of 2012/GMA Records
Marcelito Pomoy/Duet Yourself/Star Records
Robin Nievera/Robin Nievera Overwait/PolyEast Records
Vice Ganda/Lakas Tama/Vicor Records

REVIVAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Breathe Again/Jed Madela/Universal Records
Lighthearted 2/The Company/Viva Records
Mga Awit at Damdamin/Martin Nievera/PolyEast Records
Self-titled Album/BasilValdez/Vicor Records
Side A 25/Side A/Warner Music
The Journey so far/Lea Salonga/Ivory Music
With Love/Gary Valenciano/Star Records

DANCE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

18+ Restricted/Mocha Girls/Bellhaus Entertainment/Playboy Fragrances
Kendeng Kendeng/Willie Revillame/Viva Records
Solenn/Solenn Heusaff/MCA Music

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Araw Oras Tagpuan/Sponge Cola/Universal Records
Dalawang Mukha ng Pag-ibig/Ebe Dancel/Warner Music
Kinse Kalibre/Slapshock/PolyEast Records
No Water, No Moon/Bamboo/PolyEast Records
Romantico/Kamikazee/Universal Records
Self-titled Album/Paula Bianca/Vicor Records
Yeng Versions Live/Yeng Constantino/Star Records

MALE ROCK ARTIST

Bamboo/No Water No Moon/PolyEast Records
Ebe Dancel/Dalawang Mukha ng Pag-ibig/Warner Music
Kamikazee/Romantico/Universal Records
Robin Nievera/Overwait/PolyEast Records
Slapshock/Kinse Kalibre/PolyEast Records
Sponge Cola/Araw Oras Tagpuan/Universal Records
Tanya Markova/Shock Pop 2Cd Edition/MCA Music

FEMALE ROCK ARTIST

Cathy Go/Find My Way To You/Mayumi Records
Paula Bianca/ Self-titled Album/Vicor Records
Yeng Constantino/Yeng Versions Live/Star Records

ACOUSTIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Forvevermore/Juris/Star Records
I Love Acoustic 4/Sabrina/MCA Music
Mad About Acoustic/Davey Langit/Viva Records
Panaginip/Noel Cabangon/Universal Records
Saktong Akustik New Interpretations of OPM’s Certified Hits/Universal Records
Songs from The Vault/Aiza Seguerra/Star Records
Today’s Favorite Love Songs Unplugged 7 (An Acoustic Must-Have)/Ava Santos/Ivory Records

FEMALE ACOUSTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Aiza Seguerra/Songs from the Vault/Star Records
Ava Santos/ Today’s Favorite Love Songs Unplugged 7 (An Acoustic Must-Have)/ Ivory Records
Barbie Almabis/Goodbye My Shadow/12 Stone Records
Juris/ Forvevermore/Star Records
MYMP/ The Unreleased Acoustic Collection/Galaxy Records
Nozomi/Before I Reach Sixteen/PolyEast Records
Sabrina/I Love Acoustic 4/MCA Music
Stephanie Dan/Love to Love Acoustic/Ivory Music

MALE ACOUSTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Davey Langit/Mad About Acoustic 2/Viva Records
Jay Perillo/Self -titled Album/Viva Records
JM de Guzman/ Self -titled Album/Ivory Music
Noel Cabangon/Panaginip/Universal Records
Paolo Santos/How Sweet It Is/Ivory Records

ALBUM COVER DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Breathe Again/Jed Madela/ Universal Records
Mga Awit at Damdamin/Martin Nievera/Poly East Records
No Water, No Moon/Bamboo/Poly East Records
Outbound/Christian Bautista/Universal Records
With love/Gary Valenciano/Star Records
Yeng Versions Live/Yeng Constantino/Star Records
Zia Quizon/Self-titled/PolyEast Records

COMPILATION ALBUM OF THE YEAR

40 Most Requested Love Songs/MCA Music
Original Artist OPM I Love/Viva Records
Pinoy Alternatib/Ivory Music
Pinoy Senti Hits All Original Artists/ Ivory Music
ThePearlCollection, 30 Years of the Most Memorable Theme Songs/ Viva Records
Toni Gonzaga Greatest Hits/ Star Records
Walang Hanggan/Star Records

NOVELTY ALBUM

Blind Item/Wonder Gays/D’Concorde Records & LDG Prod. & Ent. RecordingCo.
Kendeng Kendeng/Willie Revillame/Viva Records

NOVELTY SONG OF THE YEAR

Blind Item/Wonder Gays/D’Concorde Records & LDG Prod. & Ent. RecordingCo.
Kendeng Kendeng/Willie Revillame/Viva Records

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Jose Mari Chan

SPECIAL AWARD: NATATANGING ALAGAD NG MUSIKA

Boy Christopher (Composer)
Gary Valenciano
Kuh Ledesma
Lea Salonga
Lito Camo (Composer)
Martin Nievera
Ogie Alcasid
Pops Fernandez
Regine Velasquez
Sharon Cuneta
Vehnee Saturno (Composer)
Zsa Zsa Padilla

The 4th Star Awards for Music is set to air on September 16, 2012 in ABS-CBN’s “Sunday’s Best”.

Jovit Baldivino sings “OPM’s Greatest: Volume 1” released!

PGT first grand champion Jovit Baldivino has released his latest album “OPM’s Greatest: Volume 1”.

Released by Star Records, Jovit’s third album features a compilation of his heartfelt renditions of ten well-loved Pinoy classics including its carrier single “Tell Me,” which was originally sung in the 80’s by Joey Albert.

Completing the tracklist of the all-English “OPM’s Greatest: Volume 1” album are ‘You Are My Song,’ ‘Say You’ll Never Go,’ ‘Forevermore,’ ‘Make Believe,’ ‘Only Me and You,’ ‘Someone’s Always Saying Goodbye,’ ‘Forever’s Not Enough,’ ‘My Love Will See You Through,’ and ‘I’ll Never Go,’ which is Jovit’s personal favorite. The album was produced by Jonathan Manalo.

Recently, Jovit was presented with a triple platinum award for his debut album “Faithfully” and platinum award for his second record titled “I’d Do Anything For Love.”

The first grand winner of ABS-CBN’s hit nationwide reality talent search, “PGT” was named ‘Best New Artist’ by Aliw Awards in 2010. Some of Jovit’s hit songs include ‘Faithfully,’ ‘Too Much Love Will Kill You,’ ‘Ika’y Mahal Pa Rin,’ and ‘Mula Sa Puso.’

The tracks of Jovit’s third album are now available for download on www.mymusicstore.com.ph.

For more information visit Star Records’ Facebook fanpage at www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

“The Way You Look at Me: The Christian Bautista 10th Anniversary Special” airs on July 8!

Asian Pop Superstar Christian Bautista celebrates his 10th anniversary in showbiz with a grand ‘tell-all’ musical night titled “The Way You Look at Me: The Christian Bautista 10th Anniversary Special” this July 8 (Sunday), in ABS-CBN’s “Sunday’s Best.”

After a decade of victories and surprises, Christian shares the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry who are closest to his heart. He will have a special musical reunion with ex-girlfriend Rachelle Ann Go through a romantic duet; followed by a remarkable performance with the Filipino music legend Jose Mari Chan; and an Asian Pinoy pride treat from the cast of “The Kitchen Musical.” Also joining Christian in the celebration are Kapamilya stars Iza Calzado, Sam Milby, Jovit Baldivino, Marcelito Pomoy, Bugoy Drilon, Khalil Ramos, and Angeline Quinto,

Meanwhile, discover Christian’s inspiring life story as he sits face-to-face with seasoned TV host-actress Carmina Villaroel in a special ‘tell-all’ interview where he reveals his personal struggles with his family, career, and love life. What are the hardships that he had to go through to reach his dream? How was he able to manage the puzzling glitz and glamour of showbiz? After 10 years in the entertainment industry, what does he consider as the main key to his success?

Don’t miss Christian’s 10th year anniversary special, “The Way You Look at Me: The Christian Bautista 10th Anniversary Special” on July 8 (Linggo), 11pm, in ABS-CBN’s “Sunday’s Best.

For more information, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Get to know the 11 Members of the 2012 Philippine Olympic Team!

Get to know more about the 11 Pinoy athletes who will compete in the 2012 London Olympic Games in hopes to bring home the first Olympic Gold for the country.

The Philippines is the first Southeast Asian country to win an Olympic medal, a bronze for swimming courtesy of Teofilo Yldefonso at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.

Since then, we’ve already won two silvers (both from boxing) and seven bronze medals (from athletics, swimming and boxing).

However, a gold medal was elusive to the country through the years unlike our neighboring Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia which already got 6 and Thailand which already won 7.

The hopes of winning the country’s first ever Olympic gold now lie to the following 11 athletes who are about to fly to London for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Here are the 11 Pinoy Olympians for the 2012 London Olympic Games:

 

 

 

 

JASMINE ALKHALDI
SWIMMING (100 M FREESTYLE)

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: JUNE 20, 1993 (19 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: PARANAQUE
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• 2011 SOUTHEAST ASIAN AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS 3 -GOLD MEDALIST
• QUALIFIED TO THE OLYMPICS BY UNIVERSALITY THROUGH HER PARTICIPATION AND BEST TIME IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
• 2010 SINGAPORE NATIONAL AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS 2-BRONZE MEDALS

MARK ANTHONY BARRIGA
BOXING (49 KGS. LIGHTFLYWEIGHT)

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: JUNE 11, 1993 (19 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: PANABO, DAVAO
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• FIRST FILIPINO TO QUALIFY TO THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
• GOLD MEDAL IN THE 2012 SYDNEY JACKSON MEMORIAL TASHKENT UZBEKISTAN
• OLYMPIC QUALIFIER IN THE 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AZERBAIJAN

 

 

 

 

 

DANIEL MANABAT CALUAG
CYCLING (BMX)
PRESENTLY IN THE U.S.

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: JANUARY 15, 1987 (25 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: FIL-AM BUT HAILS FROM BULACAN
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• AMONG TOP 60 RIDERS IN THE WORLD
• PARTICIPATED IN THE UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIDILYN DIAZ
WEIGHTLIFTING (58 KGS)

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: FEBRUARY 20, 1991 (21 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: ZAMBOANGA CITY
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD
• FIRST FILIPINO FEMALE TO COMPETE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES
• WILD CARD ENTRY IN THE 2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS
• 2007 SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES BRONZE MEDALIST
• 2 GOLDS & 1 SILVER IN THE ASIAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

 

 

RENE HERRERA

ATHLETICS (5,000 METER RUN)

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: MAY 24, 1979 (33 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: GUIMARAS ISLAND, ILOILO
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• 5-TIME SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES DEFENDING CHAMPION
• RANKS 8TH IN ASIAN 5,000 METER RUN & 3,000 METER STEEPLECHASE
• 8TH IN THE 2006 DOHA ASIAN GAMES 3,000 STEEPLECHASE

 

 

 

 

TOMOHIKO ALDABA HOSHINA
ATHLETE – JUDO (+100 KGS. SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT)
CURRENTLY IN JAPAN

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: JULY 4, 1987
• Place of Birth: FIL-JAP BUT MOTHER HAILS FROM BULACAN
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• GARNERED 27 RANKING POINTS IN 2011 WORLD JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS
• AMONG 20 ASIANS TO QUALIFY TO THE LONDON OLYMPICS
• 2007 SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES SILVER MEDALIST

 

 

 

 

 

JESSIE KHING LACUNA
SWIMMING (200 M FREESTYLE)

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: DECEMBER 23, 1993 (18 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: PULILAN, BULACAN
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• 6 GOLD MEDALS IN THE 2ND PHILIPPINE NATIONAL GAMES
• QUALIFIED TO THE OLYMPICS BY UNIVERSALITY THROUGH HIS PARTICIPATION AND BEST TIME IN THE 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

 

 

BRIAN ROSARIO
SHOOTING (SKEET)

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: APRIL 17, 1982 (29 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: MANILA
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• CURRENTLY THE BEST FILIPINO SKEET SHOOTER HITTING 6 TIMES THE MINIMUM QUALIFYING OLYMPIC SCORE SINCE 2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS
• 2011 SYDNEY WORLD CUP SERIES HITTING THE MINIMUM QUALIFYING SCORE
• ITALIAN WORLD CUP OF SHOTGUN MINIMUM SCORER
• 2005 SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES DOUBLE GOLD MEDALIST

 

 

 

MARESTELLA TORRES
ATHLETICS ( WOMEN LONG JUMP)

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: FEB 20, 1981 (32 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: SA JOSE, NEGROS ORIENTAL
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• 4-TIME SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES LONG JUMP DEFENDING CHAMPION
• 2009 ASIAN ATHLETICS LONG JUMP CHAMPION
• COMPETED IN THE 2008 BEIJING OLYMPIC GAMES
• 2005 ASIAN ATHLETICS LONG JUMP SILVER MEDALIST

Will they bring an Olympic Gold this time? I hope they do.

Benjamin Alvez excited for his first movie “Guni-Guni”!

Benjamin Alves, the latest addition to GMA Network’s roster of stars, was presented to some members of the entertainment press on Tuesday after he was officially welcomed to the Kapuso network last Sunday, June 24, in the afternoon musical variety program Party Pilipinas.

 

During the interview, Benjamin talked about his on-going movie project “Guni Guni,” a production of Regal Films slated to hit theatres this August. He stars in the film alongside the beautiful and talented Kapuso actress Lovi Poe.

Asked about how it was working with Lovi, Benjamin was all-praises for the actress.

“Lovi is such a nice person. I’m so lucky to have such a big [project] and to have Lovi as my leading lady. She keeps me at ease. The biggest adjustment for me was that I can’t relax as normally as I can. Seeing Lovi being relaxed, being down to earth and being someone that I can talk to, nakakagaan talaga ng loob,” he said.

Benjamin, however, admitted that he felt very nervous when he was told that he was going to do a kissing scene with Lovi in the film.

“(Laughs) We had a ‘moment’ there (laughs). Yeah, we had a kissing scene (laughs). It was a little awkward kasi it was a first for me but after the first take, we’re fine. The good thing about Lovi is that she does not make it any weirder than it has to be; game din siya. For your co-actor to be like that, you have to make sure that you take the job seriously as well,” Benjamin said.

So how did it go?

“Interesting (laughs). Interesting because of the set-up. Kasi everyone’s watching us e (laughs). But I don’t kiss and tell, so.. (laughs),” he said.

Benjamin grew up in Guam where he graduated summa cum laude in college. He took up AB English and is planning to pursue graduate studies. Despite his American upbringing, Benjamin is lucky to be able to speak Tagalog fluently without the “twang,” which usually hinders most aspiring Filipinos who grew up abroad from making it big in the local entertainment industry.

Although being compared with his uncle Piolo Pascual seems inevitable, Benjamin hopes that he would have the opportunity to establish his career in the showbiz industry on his own.

“It’s unfair to expect someone to achieve in a day what he [Piolo] had achieved in years. But I do hope that in due time, I’d be as successful as he is,” he said.

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