Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs Winner is Aiza Seguerra’s “Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa”!

The song “Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa,” written by Jovinor Tan from Malabon and performed by Aiza Seguerra won first place in the Philippines’ biggest multimedia songwriting competition “Himig Handog.”

The other winners are:
2nd Place: “Hanggang Wakas” by Soc Villanueva from Australia, performed by Juris Fernandez
3rd Place: “If You Ever Change Your Mind” by Marion Aunor from Makati, performed by Marion Aunor
4th Place: “Scared To Death” by Domingo Rosco Jr. from Bohol, performed by KZ Tandingan
5th Place: “Kahit Na” by Julius James de Belen from Quezon City, performed by Toni Gonzaga.
The Fillipino Channel’s (TFC) Choice award went to “This Song Is For You” by Jude Gitamondoc from Cebu City, performed by Erik Santos. Overseas Filipinos voted online through http://www.tfc.tv.
Rising heartthrob Daniel Padilla was the biggest winner in the various listeners’ choice awards done by online voting or CD purchases or music video requests.
His interpretation of “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat” by Jungee Marcelo from Pasig City won MOR Listener’s Choice: Song Request, Tambayan 101.9 Listener’s Choice: Song Request, Star Records CD Buyer’s Choice: CD Purchases and MYX Choice for Best Video: Music Video Requests/Online Voting.
“Himig Handog” received a total of 2,500 original compositions from Pinoy songwriters worldwide and only 12 landed in the finals.

2013 Oscar Awards Winners List revealed!

Seth MacFarlane hosted the 85th Annual Academy Awards from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.


Here’s the full list of winners in the 85th Academy Awards:

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

John Kahrs

Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina

Les Misérables
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Shawn Christensen

Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Searching For Sugar Man
Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

Amour (Austria)
Michael Haneke, director; Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz, Producers

Les Misérables
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes

Zero Dark Thirty
Paul N.J. Ottosson
Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

William Goldenberg

Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Life of Pi

Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth

Chris Terrio

Django Unchained
Quentin Tarantino

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook


Will Manny Pacquiao succeed in building his own dynasty as a politician?

People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao has conquered the boxing ring. Today, he is out to conquer the Philippine political arena in a campaign that could usher in a new dynasty in SOCCSKSARGEN.

After absorbing a TKO loss to Rep. Darlene Antonino-Custodio in 2007 for the right to represent the first district of South Cotabato, Pacquiao staged a comeback through the backdoor in a manner of speaking.

He ran for Congress in 2010 and won, not in South Cotabato, but in Saranggani province, the hometown of his wife Jinkee. Pacquiao is running for reelection in 2013 unopposed.
But Saranggani is too small a kingdom for the widely popular, considerably influential, extremely wealthy and very ambitious boxer.

His eyes set on capturing the Senate in 2016 and perhaps the presidency in 2022, Pacquiao has started to build his mass base outside his jurisdiction but within his region.

He is fielding his wife Jinkee to run for vice governor of Saranggani, whose running mate, Vice Gov. Steve Chiongbian-Solon of the politically entrenched and monied Chiongbian clan which the boxing champion crushed in the 2010 elections.

Aside from Jinkee, Pacquiao’s brother Rogelio, a barangay captain in one of the villages in General Santos City, will run for Congress as representative of South Cotabato against incumbent Rep. Pedro Acharon Jr., a former mayor of General Santos City and ally of the Antoninos. (An in-law of Pacquiao is also a barangay captain in General Santos).

Pacquiao’s conqueror, Darlene Antonino-Custodio will run for re-election as General Santos City mayor. She will be up against first councilor Ronnel Rivera, son of a fishing magnate and Pacquiao’s handpicked candidate. Team Pacquiao in General Santos is composed of political rivals of the Antoninos.

Clearly the 2013 elections will be a showdown, some say a proxy war, between Pacquiao and the Antoninos. It is expected to be a very expensive political exercise — a battle between old money (Antoninos and the Acharons) and new money (Pacquiao and Riveras et al) — with the resource-rich Soccsksargen as the prize.

Will Pacquiao succeed in building his own dynasty and pave the way for his journey to the Senate and perhaps Malacanang?

Broadcast journalist Jorge Carino investiages “Pakyawan” in politics in next week’s “KampanyaSerye,” a teleserye-like documentary that tackles and probes the stories behind campaign promises and rhetorics to bring out the issues that matter to the electorate and show the competencies of aspiring leaders.

It is part of ABS-CBN’s Halalan 2013 coverage that was launched one year before the May national elections and aims to educate voters who are set to elect a new batch of leaders.

Watch Jorge’s five-part report in ”TV Patrol” next week.

Kris Aquino and Robin Padilla’s heavy drama scenes touch the hearts of tele-viewers!

TV viewers across the nation could not help but cry with the characters of Kris Aquino and Robin Padilla in ABS-CBN’s top-rating Primetime Bida series “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw,” as Roxanne (Kris) bravely continues her battle against ovarian cancer.


Despite its new competition, the hit Kapamilya action-drama series topbilled by Kris, Robin and Anne Curtis remained the winner in its timeslot as proven by the latest data from Kantar Media last Thursday (February 21) when “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” garnered 15.1% national TV ratings, or almost six points higher than its new rival program in GMA “Greatest Love,” which only got 9.2%.

Now that Roxanne seems to get weaker because of cancer, what will Bogs (Robin) do to save the life of his beloved wife? With Ruth’s nearing return to the Philippines, can she make her Ate Roxanne’s ordeal a little bit less painful? What will Bogs do when he discovers that his wife is trying to draw him closer to his ex-girlfriend Ruth?

Don’t miss the top-caliber action-drama series “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw,” weeknights, after “Apoy Sa Dagat” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Binibining Pilipinas 2013 Official Candidates revealed!

The 50 official candidates of the 2013 Binibining Pilipinas have been revealed Thursday night in Quezon City!

The candidates will win the following title of Miss Universe Philippines 2013,Binibining Pilipinas-International 2013 and Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism 2013.

Here’s is the full list of 2013 Binibining Pilipinas candidates:

  • Krisma Pascual
  • Anna Buquid
  • Cass Naidas
  • AJ Mickiewicz
  • Amanda Navasero
  • Mariel de Leon
  • Ria Ravajante
  • Pia Wurtzbach
  • Angeli Gomez
  • Theresa Fenger
  • Parul Shah
  • Merry Joyce Respicio
  • Mary Rose Pujanes
  • Kim Artugue
  • Bea Santiago
  • Leona Santicruz
  • Mariz Ong
  • Valiry Vispo
  • Mercegrace Raquel
  • Carin Ramos
  • Jacqueline Mayoralgo
  • Charmaine Elima
  • Anna Aquino
  • Bence Bianzon
  • Lourenz Remedillo
  • Matet Gorgonio
  • Yvette Mildenberger
  • Nicole Damiesa
  • Ivy Gonzales
  • Hannah Sison
  • Alaine Baccay
  • Katherine Enriquez
  • Zandra Flores
  • Angel Villafuerte
  • Maria Gloria Mustonen
  • Noelle Punzalan
  • Cindy Abundadar
  • Camille Nazar
  • Mutya Datul
  • Abby Monderin
  • Grace Yann Apuad
  • Pauline Quintas
  • Imee Schweighart
  • Ariela Arida
  • Cindy Miranda
  • Jen Villanueva
  • Anna Carmina Antonio
  • Rhea Nakpil

Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo’s “Must Be Love” movie poster revealed!

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s first ever full length movie Must Be Love under Star Cinema has just released its official poster!


Their first full-length movie is a romantic comedy.  Hope Soberano will play as the third wheel in the story.

Directed by Dado Lumibao.

Must Be Love will be released nationwide this March 2013.

Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z Mini Tour Dates and Venues revealed!

After collaborating in an album Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake is set on doing a mini concert tour “Legends of the Summer“!


Check out the dates and venue below.

07/17 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
07/19 – New York, NY @ Yankee Stadium
07/22 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
07/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Candlestick Park
07/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl
07/31 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place Stadium
08/04 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Stadium
08/06 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
08/08 – Baltimore, MD @ M&T Bank Stadium
08/10 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
08/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park

Christian Bautista’s Indonesia Concert Billboards and in service cars bared!

Christian Bautista has just concluded a Valentine concert in Jakarta, Indonesia!

christian Indonesia

And much to his surprise when he arrived there and saw his face on billboards, print ads and even on cars.

This is what he said:

“I was surprised when I saw my face on billboards, print ads and even in mobile ads on cars.”

Last Feb. 14, Christian performed at the Hotel Mulia, a luxury hotel in Senavan, Jakarta, on a sold-out Valentine concert.

The next day,Christian then flew to Palu, the capital of Sulawesi, southeast of Indonesia, where he performed at the Space Bar.

That is how popular Christian is in Indonesia.


Anne Curtis topbills “No Other Tuna” campaign!

Century Tuna starts the new year with the launch of its newest campaign featuring endorser Anne Curtis in a TV commercial titled No Other Tuna.


In the TVC which is now being aired, Anne is seen chilling at home, excited and eager to wrap up a day’s work. Leaving everyone intrigued, the princess of all media shares her philosophy on love and life. Anne then reveals what’s keeping her heart happy nowadays: Century Tuna. The TVC comes to a close with Anne flaunting her healthy and gorgeous figure which she maintains by enjoying her favorite Century Tuna. “For me, there’s no other tuna,” she says.

Very pleased with the TVC, Century Tuna officials have nothing but good words for the actress. “We are delighted to work with Anne again for Century Tuna’s new campaign. Not only does she have a great personality, she also has a fit and healthy body that everyone aspires to have and that Century Tuna also promotes. And for us, this is why Anne is the ultimate Superbod,” says Greg Banzon, Century Canning Corp. VP and GM.

Anne also feels privileged to be part of the Century Tuna family once again. “It’s always a pleasure to represent a product that you truly believe in that’s why I’m happy and grateful to be chosen as Century Tuna’s endorser. I also feel honored to be given the opportunity to bring the message of health and fitness to more people through Century Tuna,” she says.

As a public personality who always has to watch her health and figure, Anne is thankful that Century Tuna is something she can indulge in whether she’s on a diet or not. Because it contains the highest level of Omega3, it not only keeps her body in tip-top shape, but it also helps her maintain a healthy heart and mind.

Aside from its new campaign, Century Tuna also announced that each can is now made even better as it is filled with bigger and tastier tuna chunks that will satisfy the Filipino palate.

‘Banana Split’ to Spread Nighly Fun and Laughter Via ‘Banana Nite!’

Get your daily dose of comedy via the newest gag show “Banana Nite” which airs after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN beginning February 25.

Featured as the ‘daily serving’ of weekly gag show “Banana Split”, the new show aims to  lighten the mood of weary viewers after a long day’s work. The tagline shouts “Tara na at makibaka, makitawa. Tama na, tawa na!”


“It’s exciting how we’re going from weekly to nightly,” said Angelica Panganiban, one of the main casts of the show. “We’re inviting viewers to watch out for Banana Nite. We have a lot of treats in store, from new segments to new cast members,” she added.The show will feature new segments such as “Ihaw Na” and “Krissy and Me”, guest artists like Bea Alonzo, Iza Calzado, and Joey Marquez, and explosive production numbers. Timely spoofs and gags will also be included in the lineup, just like in the original “Banana Split” which will still air every Saturday.

Banana Nite” will premiere on Monday (February 25) and includes Angelica, John Prats, Zanjoe Marudo, Jason Gainza, Pooh, Melai Cantiveros, Ryan Bang, and many more. It will air weeknights after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN.
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