WATCH: Celebrities Who Have Accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

More and more celebrities have accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to help make people aware of the disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and help in any way they can.

ALS is also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, and is a neurodegenerative disease, which causes the degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons, eventually leading to inability to walk, eat, speak and use the arms and hands.

Some don’t believe in the significance of the challenge but, since celebrities started accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, donations increased significantly to more than 50 million. Previously, not everyone was even aware of ALS.

The rule is for the person performing the challenge to name three people whom he would like to pass the challenge to. Those 3 people will then post a video of themselves doing the challenge, within 24 hours, and then nominating people, in turn, to do the same. Donations are also encouraged.

Why Ice Bucket? It’s because people with ALS are supposed not to feel anything, and challenging people accept the challenge is showing how serious the condition is.

Kim Soo Hyun

Kim Soo Hyun, Image credit: Twitter account

Watch the videos bellow of celebrities accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Korean popular star, Kim Soo Hyun doing ALS Ice Bucket challenge; video courtesy of DramaFever

International Tony stage actress Lea Salonga; video courtesy of Lea IBC SD. She challenged actor Aga Muhlach.

Korean Actor-singer Taecyeon Ok who was challenged by “Dream High” co-star Soo Hyun, also accepted the challenge; video courtesy of Best Ice Bucket Challenge World HD.

Korean Popular actor Kim Woo Bin doing ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, courtesy of Best Ice Bucket Challenge World HD.

Justin Bieber, One Direction, Selena Gomez, and Lady Gaga also accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge watch the video below, courtesy of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

People who would like to help can donate to the ALS Association at www.alsa.org.

Watch the Best Robin Williams Moments

Watch the Best Robin Williams moments in this video uploaded by Mashable. The death of actor Robin Williams has shocked the whole world, with his fellow actors and fans trooping to Twitter and Facebook to express their genuine sorrow. Robin Williams, 63, died last August 11, 2014; he was battling depression, reportedly.

 

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Robin Williams, Image credit: Robin Williams’ Twitter page

 

#RobinWilliamsWillLiveOnForever trended on Twitter as twitterpeeps tweeted how Robin Williams, positively, affected their lives.

Robin Williams’ movies were, undoubtedly, “feel good movies” and were clean comedy films. Robin’s “Mrs. Doubtfire” with Sally Field is one of those unforgettable funny movies.

Rest in Piece Robin Williams. May you make people laugh to wherever you may be.

Below is the video of The Best of Robin Williams Moments, courtesy of Mashable.

A-Team (Philippines) Wins the Gold Medal in the HHI 2014 World Hip Hop Dance Championship in Las Vegas

The A-Team (Philippines) has won the Gold Medal in the HHI 2014 World Hip Hop Dance Championship in Las Vegas on August 5-10, 2014.

The Hip Hop International’s 2014 World Hip Hop Dance Championship was held at the Red Rock Resort with more than 275 crews from 48 competing countries. The A-Team was crowned as the Mega Crew Gold Medalist.

 

A Team Philippines

A Team Philippines, Image credit: Hip Hop International FB page

 

The Silver Medal was awarded to ID CO from New Zealand, and the Bronze Medal was won by Flyographers Dance Team from Russia.

Incidentally, the winner of the Adult Division that represented Canada are all Filipinos too. This demonstrates that Filipinos are multi-talented, with the likes of world-renowned Tony awardee, stage actress, Lea Salonga; international and legendary rock band Journey’s lead vocalist, Arnel Pineda; and popular pop singer, Charice Pempengco.

The theme of the competition was “Uniting The World of Hip Hop Through Dance”, and indeed, just like music, the event united the world through dances.

Watch the performance of the A-Team Philippines during the World Hip Hop competition thru this video uploaded by OfficialHHI.

Pinay, Marlisa Punzalan, Advanced to Top 13 on X Factor Australia; Sings Celine Dion’s “All By Myself”

Pinay, Marlisa Punzalan, has advanced to Top 13 on X Factor Australia, and was tasked to sing Celine Dion’s “All By Myself” by her coach Roan Keating.

Ronan has so much faith in Marlisa that she could sing the song flawlessly, and she did. The coaches were all praises for her.

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Marlisa Punzalan, Image credit: X Factor Australia

“You look stunning. Your outfit is beautiful…when you started singing …this song got to show up your voice…we’d love to sing you song in this competition.”

“With Ronan here, he choose a great song for a great singer…she nailed it.”

“You’ve an incredible voice.”

At 14, Marlisa is the youngest contestant on the X Factor Australia competition.

Will she advance to the finals? Check back later for updates.

Watch the video below courtesy of X Factor Australia/YouTube and J1MZ0.

Sweetest Showbiz Couple are Engaged: Dingdong Dantes Proposes to Marian Rivera on National TV (Video)

MANILA, Philippines – The Sweetest Showbiz Couple are finally engaged to be married, after dashing actor, Dingdong Dantes, proposed to FHM’s Sexiest Woman, Marian Rivera, on national TV, Saturday, August 9, 2014.

Dingdong proposed to Marian during the show “Marian”, Marian Rivera’s dance show, on her birthday celebration.

 

Dingdong proposes to Marian

Dingdong proposes to Marian, Image credit: Marian’s FB account

 

Dingdong knelt and proposed to a teary-eyed Marian saying:

“I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Ikaw ang sagot sa aking mga dasal. I offer you myself, my love, so please, Marian, will you be my wife?”

Dingdong and Marian were together as a couple for a several years now, and everyone expected that they would tie the knot soon.

Tagged as the Royal Engagement, watch Dingdong Dantes’ marriage proposal to Marian Rivera below. Video is courtesy of GMA 7 and “Marian.”

PCINSP Juanito B. Gaces Jr, together with 16 Awardees, Receive National Achievement Award from President Aquino during the 113th Police Service Awarding Celebration

MANILA, Philippines – PCINSP Juanito B. Gaces Jr, together with 16 more Awardees, have received the National Achievement Award from President Aquino and DILG Secretary, Mar Roxas, during the 113th Police Service Awarding Celebration.

 

PCINSP JUANITO B. GACES JR.

Roda, a relative, poses with the computer-poster of PCINSP JUANITO B. GACES JR.

 

PDG Alan La Madrid Purisima, Chief, Philippine National Police assisted PNoy and Roxas in presenting the awards to the national awardees.

PCINSP Juanito B. Gaces Jr. is one of the 6 individual awardees; the only awardee of Kalinga descent, and the only Commissioned Officer for General Support.

The lone woman awardee is PO2 Crissandra B. Aggabao.

There were 6 individual awards, 7 group awards and 4 special awards. The awardees have undergone strict screening and selection process before the final selection.

Other Individual Awardees for the Achievement Awards are:

PDDG Felipe L. Rojas, Jr. – Field of Administration
PDIR Benjamin B. Magalong – Field of Criminal Investigation
PSUPT Lambert A. Suerte – Field of Police Operations
SPO1 Dominador M. Canlas – Field of Police Intelligence
PO2 Crissandra B. Aggabao – Field of General Support

PNoy talked in about the Integrated Multiple Integration System (IBIS), and the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) in his speec. These are technology updates in the police services that will facilitate and automate the police system of solving crimes.

 

President Aquino PH

President Aquino PH

 

WATCH FULL VIDEO OF 113TH POLICE SERVICES ANNIVERSARY below, courtesy of RTVM PNoy

 

Pinay, Marlisa Punzalan, among X Factor Australia Top 12 Contestants; Advances to Live Shows

The 14-year old Pinay powerhouse, Marlisa Punzalan, was among the X Factor Australia Top 12 Contestants, who advanced to the Live Shows of the popular reality singing competition.

Marlisa is under Team Ronan. Coach Ronan Keating has repeatedly expressed his belief in Marliza, saying she could win the competition for him.

The other Top 12 X Factor Australia Contestants are:

1. Sydnee Carter
2. Reigan Derry
3. Caitlyn Shadbolt
4. Adrien Nookadu
5. Boy Group – Joel Watson, Harry Targett and Ellis Hall
6. Dean
7. Jason Heerah
8. Tee
9. Girl Group – Serenity, Nada Leigh Nassar, Chaska Halliday and Tahnie Cristini
10. Rochelle Pitt
11. Trill

Incidentally, another Pinay, Mary Ann Van Der Horst, who was a strong contender during the auditions, was previously eliminated.

 

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Image credit: X Factor Australia

 

Will Marlisa Punzalan win the whole thing? Check back later for updates on the 2014 X Factor Australia Live Shows.

Pinay, Marlisa Punzalan, Youngest Contestant on X Factor Australia, Advances to “Home Visits”; Impresses John Legend with “I’ll Stand By You”

Pinay, Marlisa Punzalan, 14, is the youngest contestant on X Factor Australia, who advanced to the “Home Visits.” Marliza impressed Guest Judge, John Legend, with her rendition of “I’ll Stand By You” by the Pretenders on Monday, August 4, 2014.

Marlisa recounted that she stopped for a second and committed an error but John Legend admired her still for having a superb voice at her age.

Filipino contestants, Justin and Mary Ann were eliminated earlier in the competition, while Marlisa Punzalan continues to impress and receive praises from the X Factor Australia judges.

Will Marlisa Punzalan proceed to the Live Shows of the 2014 X Factor Australia? Coach Ronan Keating seems confident that the 14-year old Pinay would win the singing competition. Ronan said, “I think you could win this for me.”

Watch Marlisa Punzalan perform “I’ll Stand By You” by the Pretenders during the “Home Visits.” Video is courtesy of X Factor Australia and J1MZ07.

Winner of The Voice Kids Grand Finale is Lyca Gairanod

MANILA, Philippines – The Winner of The Voice Kids Grand Finale is Lyca Gairanod. The Top 4 performed together with Pinoy top entertainment stars this Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Lyka, who was tagged as the Voice Kids’ Superstar Nora Aunor bested three other contestants: Darren, JK and Darlene.

Darren Espanto came in second, 3rd is Juan Karlos Labajo, and 4th is Darlene Vibares.

Reactions on Twitter favoured Darren Espanto, but most of the public votes were given to the little powerhouse, Lyka Gairanod.

The Top 4 The Voice Kids will surely shine in the Pinoy entertainment industry because of their immense talent and stage presence.

Congratulations to The Voice Kids Grand Finale Winner, Lyca Gairanod. Below are the videos of some of the performances, courtesy of The Voice Kids Philippines.

The Voice Kids Grand Finale Predictions; who will the winner be? Lyca, Darlene, Darren or JK? Winner will be revealed July 27, 2014

The Voice Kids grand finale will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 7:30 pm on ABS-CBN, and everyone is excited who would be proclaimed as the Grand Finale winner.

All the contestants are incredibly talented that it’s difficult to predict a winner, more so, that the winner will also be the outcome of the public votes.

The Top 4 The Voice Kids final contestants are:

• Lyca Gairanod
• Darlene Vibares
• Darren Espanto
• Juan Karlos Labajo

Sarah Geronimo coaches Lyca Gairanod and Darren Espanto; Bamboo coaches Juan Karlo Labajo, while Lea Salonga coaches Darlene Vibares.

The first part of The Voice Kids Grand Finale features the Top 4 contestants singing two songs each; one upbeat and one power ballad. The 4 kids performed the following songs, flawlessly:

• Lyca Gairanod – “Call Me Maybe” and “Narito Ako”
• Darlene Vibares – “Louder” and “Sanay Wala Nang Wakas”
• Darren Espanto – “Somebody to Love” and “Ngayon”
• Juan Karlos Labajo – “Runaway Baby” and “Yesterday”

The prediction is for Darren Espanto to win the competition if both performances are to be considered. He has the voice that could sing any genre of music, the stage presence, the charisma and the palpable connection with the audience.

Juan Karlos has the natural flair as a performer too and he could breeze through a song like a seasoned singer, while Lyca and Darlene are spectacular in their numbers. Lyca is, indeed, a Superstar Nora Aunor in the making, while Darlene is a performer with fire and so much power.

In the end, Darren Espanto has a slight edge of being more versatile than the three. Hopefully, viewers and voters would see through this and vote him as The Voice Kids Grand Finale Winner.

You can watch the full episode of The Voice Kids Grand Finale 2014 on www.tfc.tv or www.iwantv.com.ph

UPDATE:

Grand Winner of The Voice Kids PH is Lyca Gairanod