Tuesday, January 31, 2017

MUST READ! Ellen Adarna on Pregnancy: 'I'm Really Gonna Get Pregnant, Promise. Meron Na Akong Ka-Deal'


When Ellen Adarna ended her relationship with presidential son Sebastian 'Baste' Duterte, news broke that the sexy actress partied her heart out with fellow friends Arci Muñoz and Danita Paner on a club, as documented on her Instagram page. She captioned it by saying "la love life paba tayo? Wag na! Di na kailangan hahhahah"

But in another interview with ABS-CBN, the actress revealed that she wanted to have a baby by the time she reaches 30-years-old. Ellen told the press that her partner, whoever he might be, has the option to not get married to her, but that he should be able to give her a baby.


MUST READ! Ellen Adarna on Pregnancy: 'I'm Really Gonna Get Pregnant, Promise. Meron Na Akong Ka-Deal'MUST READ! Ellen Adarna on Pregnancy: 'I'm Really Gonna Get Pregnant, Promise. Meron Na Akong Ka-Deal'

According to her, she said "I don't want to get married. Maybe when I'm 40, gusto ko anak muna. And I talked to my parents about it already, and I just have to find a partner na may good genes."

Ellen is a few months away from turning 29 and she claimed that she wanted someone with a high IQ and a tall height to compensate for her petite structure. She even said that she already has someone in mind, an ex-boyfriend.

"I'm really gonna get pregnant, promise. Meron na akong ka-deal," she said. Ellen added that her ex-boyfriend is a foreigner. "I have to like him, at least like him. May connection man lang. Hindi naman 'yong pupulutin ko sa gilid-gilid lang."

The actress noted that just like any woman, she wanted to get married and have children with the person she loves, but now, she has no idea. She claimed that she doesn't really know if her target age would be 30-years-old and added that she prefers having a child first before having to settle down with a man.

What do you think of Ellen's idea? Do you think she'll settle down soon? Share to us your thoughts in the comments section below!
Source: TNP , ABS-CBN

Judges and Mentors Explain Why Maxine Medina Didn't Win Miss Universe!


Following the loss of Maxine Medina in the recently concluded 65th Miss Universe, some of the judges took time to take note why the Philippines' bet didn't make it to the top 3.

While many of Medina's mentors and judges agreed that she was "one of the prettiest" contestants the Philippines has ever sent to the Miss Universe, she fell short on some things.

Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes, one of the judges, said: "She's beautiful and she was very classy also, but even though she had the crowd supporting her, I think she was lacking something,"

"I don't know what but there was something missing,"Lopes added.

Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran thinks that she "lacked confidence in answering and also understanding the question that was asked."


Judges and Mentors Explain Why Maxine Medina Didn't Win Miss Universe!

Medina was chosen to be the first to answer in the question and answer portion and got the question: "What is the most significant change you've seen in the world in the last 10 years?"

Medina answered: "In the last 10 years of being here in the world, I saw all the people bringing in one event like this in Miss Universe. It’s something big to us that we are one. As one nation, we are all together. Thank you. Maraming salamat po."

"You could see that she was scared. You could feel it," said Moran.

On the other hand, Jonas Gaffud, the pageant trainer who worked with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Maxine Medina, shared that the home court advantage wasn't an advantage at all.

"Ang sabi ni Maxine sa akin after, kung hindi lang sa Pilipinas (nangyari ang Miss Universe), mas kaya niya sigurong lumaban. Nahirapan talaga siya sa pressure,"Gaffud stated.

"Ang usapan namin, kung may interpreter, kung ano mafi-feel mo, kung paano mo sagutin 'yung tanong, kung paano mo iintindihin, kung Tagalog man siya or English, yun ang pagkakaintindi mo dun ka sumagot," Gaffud added.

"Siguro hindi niya masyadong na-internalize 'yung tanong but at least hindi mali 'yung kanyang sagot,"

But Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, who criticized Medina before the pageant, defended her, saying that she shouldn't be bashed with the answer she gave.
"The question was very difficult. I thought to myself, what would I have said? Until now I cannot think (of an answer)," Diaz stated.

"Like I've always said, winning Miss Universe doesn't make you the most beautiful. It doesn't mean you're the smartest. It just means you're the luckiest," Diaz added.
Source: TNPABS

UNCUT, UNCOVERED “FIFTY SHADES DARKER” GETS R-18 RATING FROM MTRCB



Universal Pictures' eagerly anticipated romantic thriller Fifty Shades Darker has been approved for exhibition by the Movie & Television Rating and Classification Board (MTRCB) with a rating of R-18 which means the movie is strictly for 18 years of age and above.

The sequel to the 2015 blockbuster love story Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker was approved in its original US version –WITHOUT cuts, blurs and blacked-out parts.


The MTRCB justified its R-18 classification due to the following contents in the film:

  • Prolonged and realistic depiction of sexual activity and aberrational sexual behavior;
  • Scenes involving bondage and dominance, sadism and masochism
  • Nudity (breast, butt and pubic hair exposures and
  • Strong and / or sexual language.

Meanwhile, advance ticket-selling has started for the film – fans can now buy their tickets and be among the first to see Fifty Shades Darker in cinemas. 
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015’s blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment invites you to slip into something a shade darker.

When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.


Also returning from Fifty Shades of Grey are Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini, who are joined for the first time by Oscar® winner Kim Basinger, Hugh Dancy, Bella Heathcote and Eric Johnson.

Fifty Shades Darker is directed by James Foley (Fear, House of Cards) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series. The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the book by James.

The film features the song “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” performed by international superstars Zayn | Taylor Swift. The official soundtrack album arrives in stores and via online partners soon.

Opening across the Philippines on Wednesday, February 8, Fifty Shades Darker is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

ALODIA & ASHLEY GOSIENGFIAO TAKE PART IN “RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER”



Popular influencers and cosplaying sisters Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao held a special private screening of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter with their friends recently at the Columbia Pictures Preview Room to celebrate their participation in the film's production.


The sisters were among loyal Resident Evil fans from various countries of the world who were invited by the filmmakers to play ass-kicking zombies out to infect Milla Jovovich's Alice and her team, the only remaining survivors of the undead apocalypse.

Alodia and Ashley flew to South Africa for the location shoot last year, and experienced first-hand the thrill of being made up as zombies, complete with authentic costumes and gnarly attitude!

For their efforts, both girls' names appear in the film's end credits. How cool is that?!

Ashley and Alodia Gosiengfiao (3rd and 4th in front row) join Milla Jovovich (4th in back row) and fans during production of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in South Africa.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, marks the sixth and final installment in the astoundingly successful film franchise adaptation of Capcom’s hugely popular video game series, having grossed over $1billion worldwide to date and being the most successful video game film franchise ever.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter picks up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, in which Alice is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Among the diverse group of acting talent are returning stars, Milla Jovovich reprising her starring role as Alice, Ali Larter (Resident Evil: Afterlife), as Claire Redfield, Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Afterlife), as Albert Wesker, and Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Resident Evil: Extinction) in the role of Dr. Alexander Isaacs, and newcomers to the franchise include Ruby Rose (xXx: Return of Xander Cage), Irish actor Eoin Macken (The Night Shift), Japanese television personality and model, Rola, as Cobalt, South Korean actor, Lee Joon-Gi (My Girl) as Commando, British actor, Fraser James (Law & Order), with Latin American actor, William Levy (Addicted).

Opening acrioss the Philippines on February 1, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is distributed by Columbia Pictures, the local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Just One Glass of This Simple Juice Can Work Wonders for Your Liver!


The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. It is responsible for cleaning up all the harmful things that the body takes in. 

Abusing the body with alcohol and food binges will definitely take a toll on the liver. A poorly-working liver can lead to complications. Neglecting the liver can lead to serious illnesses. 

Luckily, there are certain ways to make sure that the liver is in good shape without spending too much money. Do yourself and your liver a favor and try this easy-to-make all-natural juice cleanse. With just one glass of this drink, your body can get rid of all the harmful things in your liver. 

This juice is very easy to make and involves using inexpensive ingredients. You might already have most of them hanging around in your kitchen!

Step 1: Get the following ingredients:

- Lemon juice
- Orange juice
- A handful of fresh mint leaves
- Water (1 liter)
- Organic Honey

Step 2: Boil the water.

Step 3: Add the mint leaves to the water, and keep boiling for five more minutes.

Step 4: Remove the water and mint mixture from heat and let cool for a few minutes.

Step 5: Add orange and lemon juice to the mix.

Step 6: Add grated lemon peel.

Step 7: Add honey and stir. 

Step 8: Drink up!

The drink can be served either warm or cold.

Take note that a juice cleanse is not the only way to make sure that your liver is in good shape. A healthy diet also helps immensely.  

Check out this video for more information about the recipe:


After Gloria Diaz Criticized Maxine Medina, Did the 1969 Miss Universe Really Impress in Her Q&A Portion? Must Watch!


The first ever Filipina to win the Miss Universe crown, Miss Gloria Diaz, made headlines weeks before the 65th Miss Universe coronation night because of her strong recommendation for Miss Philippines Maxine Medina to get her own interpreter.

In a news report released by ABS-CBN, the 1969 Miss Universe insisted that Maxine should express her answer for the pageant's Q&A round in her own vernacular language. She also claimed that speaking in Filipino during the pageant's Q&A portion will not make her any less of a beauty queen.

"This is the first time I will meet Maxine and the first thing I will tell her is to get an interpreter if she feels that she can better express her thoughts using our vernacular language. She is a Filipina and I don’t think it will make her less of a beauty queen if she will decide to use our language on the grand coronation," Diaz sad through a social media post. 

Gloria received criticism when she claimed that Maxine only had a one-in-a-million chance of winning the prestigious pageant. In an interview with ABS-CBN News' Marie Lozano, the former beauty queen shared her opinions as to why she thought Maxine would not be crowned the victor. 

It turns out she was right.

Her statements drew the ire of many netizens. Some of them couldn't help but scrutinize Diaz's answer in her own Q&A portion in the 1969 Miss Universe.

Rodel T. Emnace: "Wala talagang pinag-aralan makapagsalita tong si Gloria. 'Kala mo naman ang galing nung sagot niya. 'Di ko alam kung mga lasing 'yong mga judges at siya pinanalong MissU noon"

JR Saldua: "Paano kasi nung nanalo siya ng MU (Miss Universe) hindi pa uso tao nun. Kung makapagsalita akala mo ang ganda ng sagot niya during final Q and A"

Jhastine Diaz: "Yung panahon nga niya, walang kwenta sagot niya e. Makapagjudge na feeling expert"

Gloria's comments on Maxine urged many netizens to look back at how she herself handled her own Q&A round in 1969.

Back when the pageant's production was still relatively simple and when the stage was less grandiose, the questions were decidedly less political. 

The Top 5 finalists were asked: "In the next day or so, a man will land on the moon. If a man from the moon landed in your hometown, what would you do to entertain him?"

Diaz' winning answer was very direct and simple. She said: "Oh, just the same things I do. I think if he has been on the moon for so long, I think when he comes over he wants to change, I guess."



At the time, her plainly specific answer was enough for the judges to hail her the victor. 

However, Diaz's victory was followed by controversy as rumors of the pageant being rigged in favor of the Philippines started to spread. 

In a blog post written by globalbeauties.com, some people considered it a political victory. Because the Philippines was unhappy about their participation in the Vietnam War, the USA reportedly used the 1969 Miss Universe victory to calm Filipinos. 

The post also noted that the 1969 Miss Universe was not a hot topic when it happened as people were more focused on the news about Apollo 11, the shuttle that carried the first men to the moon. 

Do you think Gloria Diaz really deserved the 1969 Miss Universe title? Give us your opinions in the comments section!
Source: TNP , ABS-CBN

Julia Montes Denies Move to GMA! 'Inaalagaan po ako ng ABS-CBN.'


Kapamilya actress Julia Montes denied the rumors that she plans on transferring to rival network GMA-7 after the series finale of her ABS-CBN afternoon teleserye 'Doble Kara'.

Rumors surfaced when multiple newspapers published Julia’s intention to move to the Kapuso Network. 

During the series finale's press con on January 30, the 21-year-old actress quelled the rumors when asked by a popular news site.  

According to Julia, “Masaya po ako kung nasaan po ako ngayon."

“At inaalagaan po ako ng ABS-CBN and Dreamscape, nina Sir Deo, so wala pong ganun.” She added.

She was referring to Deo Endrinal, head of ABS-CBN’s business unit Dreamscape.

Q: “So, hindi totoo ang balitang ito?”

A: “Yes po,” Julia responded

Q: Wala rin bang offer mula sa ibang network? 

A: “Wala po.” 

Q: Nagulat ba siya na nagkaroon ng isyu ng lipatan?

A: “Yes, opo,” 

"Honestly kasi, parang never din naman sumagi sa akin from the very start. Siguro noon naisip ko na tumigil mag-showbiz, pero hindi lumipat." Julia continued.

“Kasi, from the very start, naramdaman ko naman na never akong napabayaan ng network, tapos from Star Magic hanggang naging Cornerstone po ako. Especially na Dreamscape, na lahat ng trabaho ko na under sa kanila." She said.

“Pati rin po sa Star Cinema, yung mga movie na naibibigay sa akin. Napagkakatiwalaan po ako ng mga ganun, so wala, hindi po sumagi sa isip ko.” She added.

Julia said she couldn't bring herself to break the trust ABS-CBN and Dreamscape have in her – especially when she was dubbed their “Daytime Drama Queen.”

The nickname comes from her consistently high national TV ratings as well as her show 'Doble Kara' having the number one spot in daytime television. This is based on data collected by Kantar Media.

When asked about her new nickname, Julia had this to say:
“Hindi po sumagi sa isip ko at sa dream ko na mangyayari po ito."

“Kaya nga sabi ko, sometimes talaga, kapag nagdarasal ka, overflowing talaga yung ibinibigay sa iyo ng Diyos. So, iyon po, unexplainable yung pakiramdam. Ang sarap lang din po sa pakiramdam dahil mas lalo po akong na-inspire na pagbutihin ko pa po kada role, kada trabaho na ginagawa ko." She continued.

"Kasi, para sa kanila iyan, para sa mga nagbigay sa akin nito.” She added.

Julia was then asked if she had any concerns about her nickname. Specifically, she was asked if ABS-CBN was typecasting her into roles specifically made for afternoon teleseryes.

The actress said she had no problems working afternoons or evenings. 

"Kahit po midnight, okay lang sa akin, basta po may trabaho ako at nasusuportahan po ng mga tao, natutuwa yung mga tao. Yung habang nanonood sila, nagiging part na sila ng buong kuwento.”

The Kapamilya star confirmed her involvement in a new Dreamscape project. She was excited about her new role and invited everyone to eagerly await its announcement.  

She said: “Meron po, abangan niyo po kapag puwede na naming i-announce kung ano po iyon. Ako, personally, nae-excite ako kasi bagong ako, hindi lang po sa role."

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AMAZING! Boil Lemons at Night and Drink the Liquid in the Morning! The Effects Will Definitely Surprise You!


Did you know that drinking the extracts of boiled lemons will greatly benefit your health?

Facebook fanpage 'Demic' posted a video, citing that lemons - when boiled at night and drank in the morning - will actually make you healthier in the long run. The video instructed that one needs six lemons and 20 ounces of water and honey for the mixture. 

The lemons should be sliced in half and then placed in a pot. Afterwards, boil the water for three minutes and then leave the pot on for 10-15 minutes. Then, remove the lemons and the pulp from the water, and place it in a tea cup along with a spoonful of honey.

The mixture can boost the immune system, protect from the common cold, make the metabolism work faster, cleanses the body from contaminants, refreshes breath, and even hydrates the lymph system.

Watch the whole procedure here!


What do you think about this drink? Have you tried it yet? Let us know in the comments section!
Source: TNPFacebook

DISGRACE UNDER PRESSURE? This Is Probably The Most Hilarious Q&A Portion In The Entire History of Binibining Pilipinas! Must Watch!


In every beauty pageant, the Q & A round is probably the most awaited part of all. 

It tests the contestants' abilities to handle pressure and to think of a comprehensive answer to a question within a limited amount of time. 

It really measures their intelligence, a major factor when considering them as the title holders. 

In this 2008 leg of Binibining Pilipinas, one candidate really stood out. The ever-confident candidate #15, Janina San Miguel, became a sensational news topic after the pageant's coronation night because of her hilarious performance in the Q&A portion. 

During the pageant, Janina already won two major awards; best in Long Gown and best in Swimsuit

When it was the time for the Q&A, host Paolo Bediones let Janina randomly pick Lucio Tan's daughter, Vivienne Tan, to pose the question: "What role did your family play for you as a candidate to Binibining Pilipinas?"

Jenina's memorable answer was filled with confidence and determination. 

Despite her hilariously confident answer, Janina put bashers to shame since she was able to win the Binibining Pilipinas World Crown.  

In an exclusive interview with GMA's Jessica Soho, Janina defended herself when she was asked why was she unable to answer the question properly.

According to her, she was unable to hear the question clearly as Tan's voice was very soft. She claims that another factor that contributed to her flustered response was the cheerful crowd that surrounded her during that fateful moment.

Soho also frankly asked her about her English skills. The beauty queen gracefully admitted that she still needs to practice the language as it is one of her weaknesses.

Watch her full interview with Jessica Soho here:



What do you think of Janina's confidence? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section!
Source: TNP , Youtube

Are Willie Revillame and His Daughter Meryll Soriano Finally on Good Terms After a Long Time of Not Talking to Each Other? FIND OUT HERE!


Meryll Soriano, Willie Revillame's oldest daughter, admitted that she is now on better terms with her father. 

After much controversy and numerous petty fights between the two, they have finally reportedly buried the hatchet. 

GMA News interviewed Meryll Soriano on her father's birthday, January 27 at Willie's residence. She admitted that she tried to better develop her relationship with her father after a long time of being distant. 

She also wished the best for her father, saying: 
“Papa, happy, happy, happy birthday. Ang wish ko lang, maging masaya ka. Sana magpahinga ka rin kasi sobrang busy mo, and iniisip ko lagi ‘yung health mo. So sana, lagi mong aalagaan ‘yung sarili mo. And I wish you all the best. Alam ko naman na sobrang blessed ka dahil grabe ka mag-share ng blessings mo. I’m so proud of you, and idol kita, and I love you!” 



She also shared that, as the oldest of Willie's children, she's trying her best to connect and bond with all of her half-sisters and brothers. 

Willie has four children from his several failed relationships and marriages. Meryll is the oldest, followed by Louise, then Marimonte and finally Jose Immanuel.

What are your thoughts about Meryll and Willie's reconciliation? Let us know in the comments section! 
Source: TNPGMA

What Did Pia Tell Maxine As She Gave Her a Comforting Hug After the Miss Universe Coronation Night? Find out Here!


As soon as the 65th Miss Universe coronation night ended, former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach and Miss Philippines Maxine Medina were captured on cam hugging each other. The photo depicting solidarity between the two beauty queens immediately went viral. 


According to the photo's sources - Jonas Gaffud and Richard Juan - and a report from ABS-CBN, Pia took the initiative to look for Maxine on stage to give her comforting remarks after she failed to score a back-to-back win for the country.

What were the exact words Pia used to comfort Maxine in her time of distress?

"Sabi ko sa kanya, 'Mars, ang maganda dito, walang kakalat na video sa YouTube na nagkamali ka sa Q and A', kasi yun yung pinaka-inaalala niya," Pia said, according to ABS-CBN.

The beauty queen told Maxine that she answered the question correctly and so there is no reason for her to be worried about bashers. 

Maxine was in the midst of numerous controversies due to her issues with the English language.

"She wasn't crying, she was actually okay... She was really worried about making everybody proud." Pia added.

What Did Pia Tell Maxine As She Gave Her a Comforting Hug After the Miss Universe Coronation Night? Find out Here!

Since Filipinos were hoping for a back-to-back Miss Universe victory, it put Maxine under a lot of pressure. Hence, her trainer, Jonas Gaffud concluded that her home court advantage did not work out for her. He said that Maxine would have been more confident if the pageant was not held in the Philippines.

What Did Pia Tell Maxine As She Gave Her a Comforting Hug After the Miss Universe Coronation Night? Find out Here!

"Ang sabi ni Maxine sa akin after, kung hindi lang sa Pilipinas (nangyari ang Miss Universe), mas kaya niya sigurong lumaban. Nahirapan talaga siya sa pressure," Gaffud said in an interview with ABS-CBN's Kat Domingo.

Gaffud also added that the Filipino people's high expectations of Maxine affected her performance greatly. He said that she experienced a lot of pressure from the Filipino crowd.

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Maxine Medina's Pageant Trainer Said Her Home Field Advantage Was Actually a Disadvantage! WHY? FIND OUT HERE!


Despite what most people believe, Maxine did not enjoy the home field advantage. In fact, it actually had an adverse effect on her. 

Maxine Medina's Pageant Trainer Said Her Home Field Advantage Was Actually a Disadvantage! WHY? FIND OUT HERE!

This statement was made by Jonas Gaffud, Maxine's official pageant trainer for the 65th Miss Universe competition, during an interview at the post-pageant gala.  

Gaffud, the man behind other famous beauty queens like Janine Tugonon, Shamcey Supsup, and Venus Raj, said that the Filipino people's huge expectations of Maxine were too heavy for her to bear. He added that it was especially difficult for her to perform here, where she could hear and feel the hometown crowd's reactions. 



"Ang sabi ni Maxine sa akin after, kung hindi lang sa Pilipinas siguro mas kaya niyang lumaban. Nahirapan talaga siya sa pressure." Gaffud said.

When asked why Maxine felt that way, Gaffud pointed at the pressure of having Pinoys putting such high hopes on her.

"Alam mo naman iba ang pressure ng mga Pinoy, 'di ba? So kailangan perfect ka lagi. nahirapan talaga si Maxine."

Netizens all over the Philippines took to social media after being unsatisfied with her response in the question-and-answer portion of the contest. Some even went so far as to bash her for not letting the interpreter translate her answer to English

Are Pinoys really that hard on their own heroes? Do you buy Gaffud's excuses? Give us your opinions in the comments section!
Source: TNP , Twitter

How Much Did Chavit Singson Spend to Bring the Miss Universe Pageant Here? You Have to See The Numbers For Yourself!


Behind the woman with the crown is the man with the coin-- LCS Group Chief Luis "Chavit" Singson. 

As buzz of the pageant dies down, people have become quite curious about how much it truly cost him to host the Ms. Universe pageant here in the Philippines.

For starters, Singson said a non-refundable amount of $1 million has to be paid upfront to the Miss Universe Organization. 

He then had to spend $6 million (Php299 million) for the rights to hold the pageant, and another $6 million to pay for the production cost which includes accommodation, transportation, and meals for officials, staff, and the candidates. 

Chavit also bought a M/Y Happy Life, a five-floor, 16-room luxury yacht with Jacuzzi and KTV rooms that brought the candidates to and from Batangas and Manila in the pre-pageant phase for $12 million or Php600 million

The 75-year-old, former Ilocos Sur Governor said he can afford it because he has been running business way before he started in politics.

“My father was an engineer. We had a construction [business] when I was born. I worked to make it grow. So [my wealth] came from somewhere," says Singson.

Singson also got into tobacco trading. “That’s how I earned my millions when I was younger. I was able to buy the electrical plant of Vigan when I was only 23 or 24 years old.”

How Much Did Chavit Singson Spend to Bring the Miss Universe Pageant Here? You Have to See The Numbers For Yourself!

He added that his “net revenues amount to about Php120 million a month" and that he has "many businesses that earn millions.”

“The construction, I make billions; the transportation, I’m netting around Php100 million a month; I’ve earned Php1 billion from that in previous years, just for transportation."

His other businesses include an upcoming commercial airline for domestic and international flights, a growing chain of banks in Puerto Rico, Los Angeles and Mexico called Vigan Banco International, and a new sports gear line from Europe.

How Much Did Chavit Singson Spend to Bring the Miss Universe Pageant Here? You Have to See The Numbers For Yourself!

And then there's Baluarte, an 80-hectare wildlife sanctuary that has become a famous tourist spot in his home province, Ilocos Sur.

Chavit was awarded his very own Mr. Universe sash at the post-pageant gala at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The token was given to him for his generosity.

This is the third time the Philippines has hosted the pageant after 1974 and 1994.

How Much Did Chavit Singson Spend to Bring the Miss Universe Pageant Here? You Have to See The Numbers For Yourself!
Source: TNP, PEP

HEARTBREAKING! Judy Ann's Nanny Just Passed Away 'Mahal Na Mahal Kita Nanay Binay Ko.'


Behind every famous star lies a group of supportive people - from family members to longtime helpers. 

In ABS-CBN star Judy Ann Santos' case, it was her nanny. 

Sabina Domanagas Quintana, fondly known as Nanay Binay, died on January 31 this morning. 

ABS-CBN News reported that Nanay Binay died of complications brought about by cancer at the age of 69. Judy Ann relayed the news on her Instagram page, saying "Mami-miss ko lambing mo pag binibisita mo kami. Ikaw ang dahilan kung bakit andito ako ngayon."


HEARTBREAKING! Judy Ann's Nanny Just Passed Away 'Mahal Na Mahal Kita Nanay Binay Ko.'

Nanay Binay recently celebrated her 69th birthday last Monday in the hospital where she was confined. She was initially a cook in the Santos household before becoming Juday's nanny. When Carol, Juday's mother, worked abroad, Nanay Binay was the one who took care of her and her siblings. 

According to Carol, Nanay Binay wouldn't eat until her children have already eaten. "Kaya nung umalis ako wala akong sinabihan sa mga kamag-anak ko, siya talaga. Kung wala si Binay 'di din ako aalis kasi wala akong mapagkakatiwalaan sa mga bata," she said. 

When Judy Ann was just starting her career in showbiz, it was Nanay Binay who accompanied her throughout the journey. Her mother continued by saying, "Siya yung matiyagang nagdadala sa mga taping. Saka si Judy Ann nalibot niya ang buong sulok ng Pilipinas dahil kay Binay." 

Juday began acting at the tender age of seven but got broke through into the mainstream in 1998 when she portrayed the leading role in 'Esperanza.' The role earned her the moniker the 'Soap Opera Princess' as dubbed by the press. 

What do you think of Nanay Binay's passing? Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section! 
Source: TNP , ABS-CBN

Watch here! See the Difference Between Maxine's Answers in Binibining Pilipinas and Miss Universe!


The 65th Miss Universe pageant held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines was a huge success. 

We’ve witnessed many wonderful moments from the 86 inspiring contestants who showcased their beauty, talent and poise. 

The Top 13 candidates were selected via online voting – nearly 100 million voters took to the internet to support their favorite pick! Tension filled the air as the numbers whittled down to the Top 9, then the Top 6.

The Top 6 candidates were Miss Philippines, Miss Thailand, Miss Kenya, Miss Colombia, Miss Haiti, and Miss France

During the quick Q&A segment of the pageant, just before the final round, Miss Philippines Maxine Medina was asked a question by host Steve Harvey.

The comedian asked her, ”What is the most significant change you’ve seen in the world in the last 10 years?”

The interpreter translated the English question into Filipino. 

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Marlon Stockinger Still Head Over Heels For Pia Wurtzbach, Dubs Her 'Queen of the Philippines'


Even after her winning year, Pia continues to reign as the one and only queen, not only in the Philippines but most especially for her boyfriend, the debonair Marlon Stockinger.

The Filipino-Irish racer posted a congratulatory message for his gorgeous girlfriend on Instagram. He admired her for her successful reign as Miss Universe and said that he was proud of her. 


Marlon Stockinger Still Head Over Heels For Pia Wurtzbach, Dubs Her "Queen of the Philippines"

Aside from the short, sweet message, he also complimented Pia by saying that she remains  the "Queen of the Philippines".

The power couple, who went public early this year, is also an Instagram staple due to their posts of public affection. A match made in heaven, indeed! 

The public and netizens can't help but be amazed by the undeniably good-looking couple. Every gesture and display of love is a sensationalized event!

Some even say that they are the ultimate #goals or #relationshipgoals!

What can you say about these two lovebirds? 
Source: TNPGMA

Monday, January 30, 2017

WATCH HERE! Vice Ganda Answers the Maxine Medina's Controversial Question in the Q&A Portion!


Maxine Medina drew lots of ire from people, especially her critics, when she refused to have a translator for the Question and Answer portion of Miss Universe 2016. When she finally answered the question posed to her on the coronation day itself, people were unforgiving-- for many, her answer didn't make sense and were of the opinion that she should've stuck with an interpreter instead.

Steve Harvey asked: What is the most significant change you've seen in the world in the last 10 years? To which Maxine answered: In the last 10 years of being here in the world, I saw all the people [brought] in one event like this in Miss Universe. It’s something big to us that we are one. As one nation, we are all together. Thank you. Maraming salamat po.

Many people, especially the Filipinos, criticized her for giving such a vague and unsubstantial answer. The beauty queen told her bashers that they should just "move on" because the event has already happened. She was able to reach the Top 6 of the pageant. 

Vice Ganda, meanwhile, gave what should've been Maxine's answer to the question. According to ABS-CBN Entertainment, the comedienne-host appeared in 'Tonight with Boy Abunda' and began with, "I will try to answer that in Tagalog" with a laugh. 

He continued, "Kunwari may interpreter talaga... Naniniwala po ako na ang pinakamalaking pagbabago na kinaharap ng mundo..." then Boy proceeded to translate it, saying "The biggest change that happened in the world..." 

Vice continued, "Nung nakalipas 'yung sampung taon at kinakaharap pa rin ng mundo ngayon, sa kasalukuyan..." then Boy translated it again, saying, "That happened in the last ten years and the world continues to face until this very moment..." 

"Ay ang pagbabago mismo sa ating mga sarili," Vice proceeded. "Dahil sa ating labis labis na pagkamuhaling sa social media."

The whole audience clapped and cheered with his answer and the comedienne continued saying, "Dahil sa ating labis labis na pagkamuhaling sa social media ay nagagamit natin ito upang abusuhin ang ating kalayaan nang sa ganon ay mapagpalaganap ng muhi sa bawat isa." 

"Ang ganda naman!" Boy quipped. The audience cheered once more. Watch the whole interview here! 




What do you think about Vice's answer? Do you think it's better than Maxine's? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below! 
Source: TNP , ABS-CBN 

Look Here! Viral Photos of Sue Ramirez Wearing an Elegant Purple Gown! Can She be the Next Miss Universe?


These photos of Kapamilya star and internet darling Sue Ramirez have gone viral.

In a post shared by Sue Ramirez’s fanpage on Facebook, the actress posed in three different shots wearing an elegant mermaid-style purple gown.

The gown easily complimented the actress’ shapely curves without showing off too much.

Look Here! Viral Photos of Sue Ramirez Wearing an Elegant Purple Gown! Can She be the Next Miss Universe?

Look Here! Viral Photos of Sue Ramirez Wearing an Elegant Purple Gown! Can She be the Next Miss Universe?

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JULIA MONTES PUTS UP A GOOD FIGHT IN “DOBLE KARA” FINALE

Daytime Drama Queen Julia Montes is thankful to viewers for their unwavering support for “Doble Kara,” after 2016’s longest-running daytime drama enjoyed an extraordinary run for more than a year.

“Every day, you warmly welcome me into your homes. I am beyond thankful for the memories and the people I met throughout this journey,” said Julia. “Thank you because you made me feel that I am not alone, that I am part of one family.”


Since it started airing in August 2015, “Doble Kara” has become a big part of Filipino viewers’ afternoon viewing habit, with its thrilling and touching scenes making it a consistent top-rater and the most watched afternoon drama in the country. According to data from Kantar Media, the show recorded its all-time high national TV rating of 21.7% last year, and remained unbeaten by the several shows pitted by the rival network against it.

Aside from nationwide ratings, it is also a consistent trending topic on Twitter, garnering praises from netizens and receiving thousands of tweets daily.

The drama series also highlighted family values that resonated with viewers. It showed the unconditional love a mother has for her family, as demonstrated by Laura (Mylene Dizon) and Lucille (Carmina Villarroel). The strength and bravery of fathers were also seen in Ishmael (Ariel Rivera) and Antonio (Allen Dizon). Sebastian (Sam Milby) and Edward (EA Guzman), meanwhile, demonstrated true and pure love as they pursued and built a family with Kara and Sara.

“Doble Kara” has also bagged several honors from award-giving bodies such as the PMPC Star Awards and ALTA Media Icon Awards. Julia, meanwhile, was recognized by the 14th Gawad Tanglaw and Anak TV Awards for her portrayal of twins Kara and Sara.

 As “Doble Kara” nears its much-awaited finale, more explosive surprises are coming viewers’ way as Alex puts all her evil plans to work against Sara and Kara and Lucille returns to their lives.

Will Alex and Lucille connive against the twins? Who else will risk their lives to protect their family? Can Kara and Sara be able to protect their families from harm? 

Also included in the cast of “Doble Kara” are Rayver Cruz, Mickey Ferriols, Alicia Alonzo, Anjo Damiles, John Lapuz, Nash Aguas, Alexa Ilacad, Polo Ravales, at Patricia Javier.

Do not miss the finale of the top-rating afternoon teleserye “Doble Kara,” weekdays after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN or on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). Catch up via iWanTV or skyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers.

Notorious Bisaya Annabelle Rama Has Some Surprising Things to Say to Maxine Medina!


The Miss Universe hype is almost nearing its end, but some prominent personalities are still very vocal about their comments and opinions. 

One of these is Gutierrez matriatch Annabelle Rama, who was asked on what she had to say about Maxine Medina's performance

Known for being brutally frank and honest, the ever so feisty and controversial Rama said, "kasi mali siya eh. Nag-interpreter tapos hindi naman niya ginamit. Nag-Ingles-Ingles siya mali-mali pa."

She also said that if she were Medina she would use Bisaya and just let the interpreter translate it for her. 

"Kung ako yan, Bisayain ko silang lahat."

She hoped that Medina made full use of her interpreter to her advantage. She also said that Medina could have had a better winning chance, if only she did this. 

Rama was present at yesterday's Miss Universe coronation held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. 

What are your thoughts about her statement?


Notorious Bisaya Annabelle Rama Has Some Surprising Things to Say to Maxine Medina!
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THE VENGEFUL GHOST COMES AT YOU IN “RINGS” PAYOFF POSTER

The main poster for Paramount Pictures' suspense thriller Rings, has just been released – showing the malevolent female ghost emerging from the haunted TV set. The ominous tagline “Evil is Reborn” hints at a new beginning.


Rings is a new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise. A young woman (Matilda Lutz) becomes worried about her boyfriend (Alex Roe) when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before…

Directed by F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall), Rings stars Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden and Bonnie Morgan.

Opening across the Philippines on February 22, Rings is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.