EDSA 2.22.2015 Rally Update

MANILA, Philippines – It was surprising that the big TV networks did not air LIVE updates of the ongoing rally last February 22, 2015. It was only in the evening that the news was aired. Hundreds of cops and uniformed personnel were there to “guard” the PEACEFUL people who were rallying.

Did those in charge send them on guard early on because of the fear that the crowd would swell to uncontrollable proportions? Where was this swift and prompt response during the Mamasapano massacre when the 44 Special Armed Forces were waiting for reinforcement?

The relatives of President Noynoy Aquino, Peping and Tingting Cojuangco were there to express their desire that their nephew PNoy should step down.

Why would PNoy step down? Read HERE why.

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President Aquino PH

On to another topic, it seems government hospitals are now being privatized one by one, without the nation knowing about this. Kawawa naman ang mga walang pera. Saan na sila pupunta? (Those without money would have nowhere to go.) Why aren’t those in charge of the health sector saying anything?

Will we wait until everything is taken away from us? A week or a month more and we don’t know what else would be given away, without us knowing.

When will we ever learn?

EDSA 2.22.2015 Coalition Set to Stage Rally for Philippine President PNoy to Step Down

MANILA, Philippines – The EDSA 2.22.2015 Coalition is set to stage a rally on February 22, 2015 to call for President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy) and his cabinet to step down from office.

 

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Philippine President Aquino with US President Obama;  Rally on Feb. 22 demands for PNoy to step down

 

The rally to oust PNoy is scheduled on February 22, 2015, the same date that the People’s Power Revolution started that placed PNoy’s mother, Cory Aquino, in Malacanang.

Now, her son, PNoy, is receiving tremendous criticisms for the way he has handled the latest debacle of his government, the massacre of 44 Special Armed Forces (SAF) commandos by rebels in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

Various groups from the academe and religious sector have demanded for Aquino’s resignation. A number of Netizens trooped online to express how they felt about his alleged incompetence.

Although, Ka Eli Soriano, the leader of the religious group, “Dating Daan” trended #NoyNoyPaRin on Twitter for a few days, the clamor for his resignation is longer and more consistent.

Recently, the Philippine president met anew with the families of the Fallen44 to dialogue with them. His answers to their questions, however, were not what they expected.
The government claimed that the dialogue has gone well; however, statements from the victims appeared to negate this.

One of the SAF windows expressed how dismayed she was of how PNoy responded to their questions. Reportedly, many of the SAF’s families were not satisfied with his vague answers.

Netizens criticized how Aquino mentioned the death of his father amidst the misery of the grieving families. Surely, the death of his father is not the issue in the recent SAF massacre.

Should the EDSA rally succeed, a coalition government will be established, and it will be headed by Chief Justice Maria Sereno.

Apparently, the Supreme Court doesn’t want to butt in because, according to them, it’s political.

The palace, though, has reiterated that PNoy Aquino won’t step down, but will wait for his term to be completed.

If you support this coalition, join the rally on February 22, 2015 at EDSA, and help the people establish a new leader.

Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight is Finally On For May 2, Twitter Reacts

All boxing fans are rejoicing because reportedly, Floyd Mayweather Jr has finally consented to fight Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on May 2, 2015. Within 3 minutes, all rooms at the MGM Grand Hotel were sold out.

The Mayweather vs Pacquiao is touted to be the richest fight in history with the boxers earning millions of dollars with the 60/40 split that both agreed on.

The previous day, Pacquiao on his twitter account hinted on Mayweather’s consenting to the fight; he had previously signed the contract.

On Twitter #MayweatherVsPacquiao trended worldwide as Twittertweeps excitedly flooded their feeds with the superb news for sports. Boxing is alive again!

Mayweather posted on his Shots page a picture of the contract he signed for the PacquiaoVs Mayweather fight. saying:

What the world has been waiting for is done. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2 2015 is a done deal. I promised the fans we could get this done and we did. We will make history on May 2. Don’t miss it! This is the signed contract…

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MayweatherVsPacquiao Contract

On the other hand, Manny Pacquiao expressed his happiness on Twitter:

Pacquiao also said this on Twitter:

I dedicate this fight to all the fans who willed this fight to happen and, as always, to bring glory to the Philippines

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So, boxing fans, which team are you on? Pacquiao or Mayweather?

Many say Pacquiao won’t be able to penetrate Mayweather’s defense. But a number of fans also countered this saying Pacquiao will crumble Mayweather’s defenses.

Place your bets now! And let the fight begin, PacquiaovsMayweather on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Hotel!

Pinoy Cop, Neil Perez, Wins Mr. International in Korea; Dedicates His Victory to Fallen44

MANILA, Philippines – A Pinoy cop, Neil Perez (PO2 Mariano Perez Flormata, Jr) has won the Mr. International 2014 competition held at the Wapop Hall, in Seoul, South Korea, last February 12, 2015.

 

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Neil Perez, Mr. International 2014, Image credit: Mariano Flormata’s FB page

 

Neil Perez is exactly what women tag as “tall, dark and handsome” and oozing with sex appeal. He won over 43 countries with his charisma and warm personality. He’s presently connected with the PNP-AVSEGROUP.

During an interview, he has expressed his sadness over the death of the Fallen44, saying that he has been training together with some of them. He also dedicated his efforts to them.

So, his victory over Lebanon, Rabih El Zein 1st Runner Up, and Czechoslavakia, Tomáš Dumbrovský, 2nd Runner Up is timely for the Pinoy cops, who are now obviously experiencing low morale due to the Fallen44 in the Mamasapano tragedy.

Watch Neil Perez being interviewed on the video below. Video courtesy of Wendy Flor.

The other winners are: Poland – 3rd Runner Up, Slovenia – 4th Runner up, Korea – Most Stylish, Mr. Photogenic – Japan, Colombia – Mr. Congeniality, and Bahamas – Best in National Costume.

Apparently, the Mr. International judges were impressed with Neil Perez and awarded him the crown. Neil was impressed too by South Korea’s cleanliness and peace and order situation, saying that because the place was so peaceful, he had not seen a single cop on the street.

Congratulations, Gwuapulis! Mabuhay ka.

Valentine’s Day Poem – My Heart is Clay

My heart is left a-pining for this love for you.
Unrelenting and persistent all my whole life through.
I don’t know why it keeps beating persistently for you.
And goes on waiting the whole year through.

My heart is clay, where you’re concerned.
It melds and conforms wherever you bend.
It’s putty, moldy clay that you alone can tend.
And carve at will whatever you portend.

My heart still beats for you alone.
I don’t know why, I can’t set the tone.
It has a mind of its own, I can’t atone.
The fact that it loves you, all alone.

Happy Valentine’s day, my love.

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Clay underneath the snow Image credit: Fe Potter

Top 10 PT Board Exams 2015, AUF PT Grad Top 2 & Top 7

MANILA, Philippines – PRC has released the results of the PT Board Exams for February 2015. Out of 766 only 412 examinees passed, and for OT, 54 passed out of 87.

JAY MAR SAZON BEBITA and MARIA KATRINA BERMUDO MABANSAG of Angeles University Foundation (AUF) in Pampanga were ranked 2nd and 7th, with 85.35% and 83.15% ratings respectively.

The following are the Top 10 Examinees for the 2015 PT Board Exams.

1 KRIZELLE LOU CABRIGAS SAMPAYAN – REMEDIOS T. ROMUALDEZ MEDICAL FOUNDATION – 85.80%

2 JAY MAR SAZON BEBITA - ANGELES UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION – 85.35%

3 LIANNE SKYE CODAMON QUITZON – UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS – 84.25%

4 GERALD WILZON QUAN WONG – UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP SYSTEM-LAGUNA – 84.05%

5 DEREK DALE ANG BAYQUEN - DAVAO DOCTORS COLLEGE, INC. – 83.80%

NICOLE JANINE RABUTAZO GATILLO – SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY – 83.80%

6 LUIGI GAMAYON MONTORO – UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS – 83.35%

7 MARIA KATRINA BERMUDO MABANSAG - ANGELES UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION – 83.15%

8 DAN JADE JUMAGDAO TREBUCIAS – MANILA ADVENTIST COLLEGE (FOR MLA ADV. MCSMA) – 83.00%

9 RAIZEL EUNICE GAUTIER PANISA – SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY – 82.95%

10 APRIL ROSE PAMISA POSTRERO - LICEO DE CAGAYAN UNIVERSITY – 82.85%

PRC announced that the registration for professional IDs and certificates for the new PTs will be on February 11, 12 & 13, 2015.

Top 24 American Idol 2015, Season 14 Updates

There may be spoilers, so if you don’t want to know beforehand the Top 24 on American Idol 2015 – stop reading. If you want to know now, here’s the list for the Top 24 American Idol contestants for 2015.

Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. are excellent American Idol judges. Their rapport radiates on the show, which makes it more interesting. Harry proves to be the comedian among them.

 

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America Idol judges: Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. , Image Credit: Fox

 

America Idol Season 14’s Top 24 are:

Top 12 Male 2015 American Idol Contestants

1. Quentin Alexander
2. Savion Wright
3. Clark Beckham
4. Adam Ezegelian
5. Nick Fradiani
6. Trevor Douglas
7. Daniel Seavey -Youngest
8. Mark Andrew
9. Riley Bria
10. Rayvon Owen
11. Qaasim Middleton
12. Michael Simeon

Top 12 Female 2015 American Idol Contestants

1. Jax Cole
2. Sarina-Joi Crowe
3. Maddie Walker
4. Tyanna Jones
5. Adanna Duru
6. Lovey James
7. Shannon Berthiaume
8. Alexis Gomez
9. Loren Lott
10. Shaina ‘Shi’ Scott
11. Joey Cook
12. Katherine Winston

These Top 24 American Idol contestants will outperform each other until only one singer emerges victorious. It’s like Hunger Games!

Who would capture the crown for Season 14? Jax Cole, Savion Wright, and Joey Cook are early favorites.

There were great singers who were eliminated during Hollywood Week. It was disappointing to watch some of these talents go home. But there’s always next American Idol season, so hopefully, they will keep trying until they win.

Look at what happened to Candice, who was eliminated during Hollywood Week in Season 10. That season Phillip Phillips won, but Candice went back to capture the crown the following season.
The female contestants seem to be stronger contenders than the male contestants this Season 14. The real battle will start though, when the America Idol Live Shows will come to its semi-final stage.

Is your favourite Idol contestant included in the list?

Keep track of their 2015 American Idol journey by checking the updates next week for results.

Watch Pacquiao Mayweather Meet Face to Face for the First time at the Miami Heat Game (Video)

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have finally met face to face for the first time during the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks game on January 27, 2015.

 

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Mayweather meets Pacquiao at the Heat Game

 

The expected Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight that has been scheduled on May 2015 seemed to be going nowhere when the two boxing icons met during the game.

Their bout is the most anticipated boxing fight that millions of fans around the world wish they could watch.

Pacquaio said the ball is on Mayweather’s court but Mayweather made no declarations about the issue.

In the video, Mayweather seemed to be saying something displeasing to the Pacman, because Manny’s face was unsmiling and one can observe that he was trying hard to keep a straight face. They shook hands though, and Manny patted Mayweather’s shoulder as they parted ways.

Manny Paquiao later said that Floyd has given him his number. Hopefully, the fight of the century will push through for the sake of avid boxing fans.

Watch the video courtesy of Adrien Boner and try to lip read them. What was Pacquiao saying?

What did Mayweather say to him that his face was a mask of thunder?

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas: What to Give Your Loved Ones

It’s Valentine’s Day once again and you’re stressing out on what gift is best for your loved one. First, think of her/his personality and passion. What are the things the person wants to do? What are the person’s interests?

It would be taxing to just run around not knowing what to buy. Before you go out, you must, at least, have some gift ideas in mind.

Amazon has put up special gift packages for you. You can shop in the comforts of your own room using your mouse. You can select from various gifts that your loved one/s will surely treasure.
Be a smart shopper this Valentine’s Day by using your fingers do the shopping. Just click the link below and “window shop till you drop”.

Transparent – Only on Amazon Prime Instant Video – Winner of 2 Golden Globes Including Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Shop Amazon – Textbook Trade-In – Get Up to 80% Back

Shop Amazon Fashion – 50-70% Off Watches

You’ll be able to buy a precious Valentine’s Day gift for sure!

Winners and Results, 2014 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant

The 2014 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant in Florida has come to its final stages and the results and winners so far.

Results for Top 15 2014 Miss Universe candidates are:

Philippines
Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Colombia
Italy
India
Indonesia
Jamaica
France
Venezuela
Spain
Netherlands
Ukraine
USA

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Mary Jean Lastimosa, Miss Universe Top 10 Philippines, Image credit: MJ Lastimosa FB Page

Results for Top 10 2014 Miss Universe candidates are:

Philippines
Argentina
Australia
Jamaica
Colombia
Ukraine
Spain
Netherlands
Venezuela
USA

Winners for Top 5 2014 Miss Universe candidates are:

Colombia
USA
Netherlands
Ukraine
Jamaica

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao asked Miss USA this question:

“If you were given 30 seconds to deliver a message to a global terrorist, what would you say?”

The answer of Miss USA to Pacquiao’s question secured her the 1st runner-up position in the 2014 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant.

The Final Winners for the 2014 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant are:

Colombia Paulina Vega – Miss Universe 2014
USA – 1st runner-up
Ukraine – 2nd runner-up
Netherlands.- third runner-up
Jamaica – fourth runner-up

Unluckily, Miss Philippines, Mary Jean Lastimosa made it only to the Top 10 of the pageant.