Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hundreds seek shelter in nuke plant

source: manila bulletin

ONAGAWA, Japan (AP) – As a massive tsunami ravaged this Japanese fishing town, hundreds of residents fled for the safest place they knew: the local nuclear power plant.

End of the road


MANILA, Philippines-Ramon Credo, Sally Ordinario Villanueva, and Elizabeth Batain – the three Filipinos who were found guilty of drug trafficking in China – were executed Wednesday morning.

Celebs tweet on Filipinos executed in China

source: manila bulletin

MANILA, Philippines – Several local celebrities offered their condolences for Filipinos Sally Ordinario-Villanueva, Ramon Credo and Elizabeth Batain, who were executed via lethal injection in China on March 30 for drug trafficking.

Kapuso girls rudely treated in Cebu airport

source: manila bulletin

MANILA, Philippines – Actresses Michelle Madrigal, Lovi Poe, Bianca King and Solenn Heussaff had a sad experience in an airport in Cebu City recently.

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes near Tonga


NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga (AP) – A strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck at sea northwest of Tonga in the South Pacific. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning has been issued.

PBA: The Magic Number is 5!

MANILA, Philippines – With four playing days to go in the current PBA Commissioner’s Cup, the battle for the remaining spots is heating up. And to make it to the next round, 5 wins seems to be the only assurance of moving on.

Transport caravan reaches Manila-QC boundary, causes traffic jam

source: gma

Traffic at the Mabuhay Rotonda at the boundary of Manila and Quezon City was snarled as a protest caravan led by militant transport groups reached the area before noon Thursday.

Ashes of 1 of 3 Pinoys executed in China brought home (video inside)

source: gmanews

The ashes of one of three Filipino drug mules executed in China were brought home before midnight Wednesday, even as relatives of the three returned home from their last meetings with their loved ones shortly before the executions.

Militants seek Binay's help for 8 Pinoys on death row in Middle East

source: gma

Militants will ask Vice President Jejomar Binay when he arrives in Saudi Arabia on Friday to intercede for at least eight Filipinos facing execution there.

MMDA deploys buses to cope with transport protests

source: gma

Authorities deployed before dawn Thursday the first batch of buses to give free rides to commuters who may be affected by a militant transport groups' caravan to protest fuel price hikes.

DFA issues advisory on changes in UK immigration system

source: gmanews

The Philippine Embassy in London advised Filipinos in the United Kingdom, especially those who plan to work or study there, of recent changes in the Points-Based System of Immigration (PBS) effective this April.

Ferdinand Marcos’ Aussie daughter axed from TV show

source: abs-cbnnews
MANILA, Philippines – Analisa Josefa Hegyesi, a daughter of former President Ferdinand Marcos with former Playboy model Evelin Hegyesi, has been dropped from a planned television show, Australian media reported on Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sam Pinto: Super Sam?

source: manila bulletin
MANILA, Philippines – Given the chance, young sexy model-actress Sam Pinto would love to play a superhero on TV and in movies.

Illegal drugs continue to hound Filipinos

source: manila bulletin
MANILA,Philippines- With a nation traumatized by the execution of the three Filipinos in China for drug trafficking on Wednesday, it is but crucial

Facebook blinks, removes anti-Israel page

Despite its constant stand to promote free speech, Facebook backtracked on an earlier decision to allow an anti-Israel page on the social networking site.

Donaire contract: Top Rank wins 1st round vs GBP

source: abscbn
MANILA, Philippines – Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc. won the first round in its legal battle against rival outfit Golden Boy Promotions (GBP) over the promotional rights of Filipino champion Nonito Donaire Jr.

Maria Aragon duets with Canadian PM, greets Lady Gaga on her birthday (video inside)

source: manila bulletin
MANILA, Philippines – YouTube singing sensation Maria Aragon’s luck continues to blossom, with her recently performing with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Netizens mourn death of 3 Pinoys via Twitter

source: abs-cbnnews

MANILA, Philippines - Families of the 3 Filipinos executed on Wednesday morning in China are not alone in mourning their deaths.

Giniling Festival

source: pulpmagazinelive

The boys of the Giniling Festival band are still at it — poking fun at people, events, and virtually anything happening around them and setting them to music in their sophomore album "Makamundo."


source: wikipedia

Greyhoundz is a Filipino Nu-metal/rap-metal band formed in the late 90's who gained international recognition and is currently based in Manila, Philippines.

Big earthquakes don't set off others far away


Here's some good news in the wake of Japan's disaster: A new study says big earthquakes don't set off other dangerous ones around the globe. Big quakes do trigger local aftershocks, but researchers found no sign of setting off moderate-sized events beyond about 600 miles away.

9th Pinoy fatality in NZ quake named

source: gma
A ninth Filipino was confirmed dead in the magnitude-6.3 quake that hit Christchurch last month, New Zealand police said.

Situation very grave, Japan official says

source: manila bulletin
TOKYO (AP) – Highly toxic plutonium is seeping from the damaged nuclear power plant in Japan's tsunami disaster zone into the soil outside, officials said Tuesday, further complicating the delicate operation to stabilize the overheated facility.

VP Binay confirms deaths of 3 convicted Pinoys in China

source: gmanews
Three Filipinos who were convicted of drug trafficking in China have been executed, Vice President Jejomar Binay announced Wednesday.

72 Pinoys on death row in China

source: abs-cbn
About a hundred more facing death sentences in other countries

MANILA, Philippines - Sally Ordinario-Villanueva, Ramon Credo and Elizabeth Batain are not the only Filipinos on death row in China.

3 Filipino drug couriers executed in China

source: abs-cbn
MANILA, Philippines – The 3 Filipinos convicted of drug trafficking were executed on Wednesday morning in China.

China executes 3 OFWs Wednesday

source: manila bulletin
MANILA, Philippines – “Babaha ng luha (Tears will flow)."

Cristine still mum on reconciliation with Sarah; John Estrada denies having attitude problem

source: manila bulletin
MANILA, Philippines – Cristine Reyes is keeping her lips sealed on details surrounding her reconciliation with Sarah Geronimo last March 20.
“Ayoko nang masyadong ano... showbiz.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Japan radiation spreads 1.6 kms farther north

source: manila bulletin
Highly radioactive iodine seeping from Japan's damaged nuclear complex may be making its way into seawater 1.6 kilometers farther north of the plant than previously thought, officials said Monday, adding to radiation concerns as the crisis stretches into a third week.

Lacson snubs DOJ, won't name coddlers

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday said he will take to the grave the names of Filipino "coddlers" who helped him evade the law for the past 14 months.

Transport groups warned: Strike and lose franchise

source: abs-cbn
MANILA, Philippines - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) warned transport groups today their franchises would be cancelled if the planned “national protest” on Thursday would paralyze the transport system.

'Tiny' radiation from Japan detected, but no danger

source: abs cbn
MANILA, Philippines - Small amounts of radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear plant have been detected in the Philippines, the government said Tuesday, while emphasizing the traces posed no danger to humans.

Japan finds plutonium at stricken nuclear plant

source: gma
Plutonium found in soil at the crippled Fukushima nuclear complex heightened alarm on Tuesday over Japan's protracted battle to contain the world's worst atomic crisis in 25 years.

Pirates hijack tanker with Pinoy seafarer

source: gma
A Filipino seafarer and 28 colleagues were taken hostage after pirates hijacked a crude oil tanker in the eastern part of the Gulf of Aden Monday.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Daughter offers her medal to Pinay death convict mother in China

source: gmanews
JONES, Isabela- Twelve-year-old Princess May Joy Ordinario Villanueva has mixed feelings about being the salutatorian of their grade school graduating class.

PHL govt helped Pinoy convicted of drug possession in Iran

source: gmanews
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday belied news reports the Philippine Embassy failed to assist a Filipino sentenced to 15 years in prison in Iran for possession of illegal drugs.

Comedian ‘Tomas’ sends message from the afterlife?

source: gmanews
Ang komedyanteng si Tomas, nagpahatid ng kanyang huling habilin mula sa kabilang buhay?!

Douthit-less Gilas survive Tigers to join Texters in playoffs

source: gma
Pilipinas-Smart Gilas proved there is life even without Marcus Douthit.

GMA ushers in summer TV

MANILA, Philippines – GMA Network is launching today on “Party Pilipinas” its omnibus summer TV commercial billed as “Halo-Halo Ang Summer Saya.” In its programming recipe, the Kapuso network serves a hodge-podge of new flavorful ingredients to our favorite refreshment “halo-halo.”

Cirque du Soleil artistic director excited to hold 'Varekai' in Manila

source: manila bulletin
MANILA, Philippines – “I don’t know what we’re expecting,” Cirque du Soleil artistic director for “Varekai,” Mathieu Gatien, tells Bulletin Entertainment with a happy smile.

Indonesia readies evacuation of nationals from Japan's radioactive zone

source: philstar
Indonesia is ready to evacuate citizens from 50-100 kilometers of Japan's radioactive zone around Fukushima nuclear reactor, a minister said here on Monday.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo break up (video inside)

Almost a year after actor Dennis Trillo declared his love for actress Jennylyn Mercado, the handsome couple have parted ways.

Lacson back in PHL from HK after hiding for over a year (video inside)

source: gma
After hiding for more than a year, Sen. Panfilo Lacson returned to the Philippines from Hong Kong on Saturday, an official from the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.

Pacquiao: If my dad used a condom, I wouldn't be here now

source: gma
A world-class boxing champion, the very epitome of male virility, has found common cause with Catholic bishops who want to keep sex sacred and procreative.

Nuclear Radiation: What you need to know

source: gmanews
The Japan earthquake and tsunami damaged many structures, including the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s nuclear power facility in Fukushima Prefecture on the coast of northeastern Japan.

Maroon 5 frontman tweets love for Pinoy fans

source: manila bulletin
MANILA, Philippines The first time Maroon 5 main man Adam Levine met Filipino fans in a 2008 Manila concert, he was completely floored by how fans knew every song they performed that night.

Of exes and renewed ties: Shaina and John Pratts; Sarah, Rayver and Cristine

source: manila bulletin
MANILA, Philippines – Ex-couple Shaina Magdayao and John Prats are willing to look beyond the awkwardness of being each other's ex in order to be able to work together on a project.

Lost in translation

Two authors — from India and from the Philippines — discuss the complicated issue of English as a literary language...

Dangerous breach suspected at Japanese nuclear plant

source: manila bulletin
TOKYO, Japan (AP, Reuters) – A suspected breach in the reactor core at one unit of a stricken Fukushima nuclear plant could mean more serious radioactive contamination, Japanese officials said Friday, revealing what may prove a major setback in the mission to bring the leaking plant under control.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Philippines joins Earth Hour Saturday

source: manila bulletin
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines will join the rest of the world in the annual observance of Earth Hour Saturday, in which lights will be switched off for one hour simultaneously with 131 countries and 4, 616 cities and towns around the world.