Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bianca Gonzalez and JC Intal plans to get wed in December

Bianca Gonzalez and JC Intal plans to get wed in December

Bianca Gonzalez and JC Intal plans to get wed in December

Bianca Gonzalez and fiancee JC Intal are planning to wed sometime December, the "Umagang Kay Ganda" host revealed on Wednesday.

The couple had originally planned the wedding to be in November, Gonzalez said in a live interview on "Aquino & Abunda Tonight," but decided to hold it a month later due to preparations.

Bianca Gonzalez and JC Intal plans to get wed in December

Gonzalez and Intal made headlines in late March when the basketball player proposed to his girlfriend of three years at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, as photos and videos of the grand gesture went viral online.

Gonzalez was en route to London for a short course on journalism and design.

"Actually, right after ko mag-yes, sabi ko, 'Teka, alam ba ng mommy ko?' Kasi my whole family, hindi dito nakatira, 'diba. 'Yun pala, he called na everyone, isa-isa, including Tito Boy (Abunda, her manager). Kaya na-touch talaga ako," she said.

Asked if she and Intal have already decided on a honeymoon destination, Gonzalez shared they are choosing between South America or South Africa.

"South America, kasi iyon 'yung malayo, mahirap puntahan, mahal," she said. "So might as well, gawin na namin. Kailangan pag-ipunan. Ang mahal, e. Dream namin pumunta 'yung mga Brazil, Peru, gano'n."

"[Kung pupunta kami ng] South Africa, 'yung kahit saan may safari, iyon naman sobrang ganda. Siyempre I have friends na pumunta tapos nakikita ko pictures nila," Gonzalez said.

On the subject of building a family, the 31-year-old host shared that while she and Intal prefer to have three children, they are not yet sure whether becoming parents is necessarily in the near future.

Gonzalez is nonetheless certain about living with Intal in Quezon City, where he has started construction of a house.

"Nung na-meet ko siya, meron na siya nung lot," Gonzalez said. "Tapos wala akong kinalaman doon sa inipon niya for the house. So parang I thought, wala, ginawa lang niya kasi, on his own, para meron na siya by 30. Parang may goal siya na gano'n."

Noting she has lived in the southern part of Metro Manila since she was young, Gonzalez said she is willing to transfer once she and Intal are married.

"Siyempre kailangan ko sumunod!" she quipped.


Vhong Navarro on her Girlfriend: "gusto ko, siya na makasama ko habang-buhay"

Vhong Navarro on  her Girlfriend: "gusto ko, siya na makasama ko habang-buhay"

Vhong Navarro on  her Girlfriend: "gusto ko, siya na makasama ko habang-buhay"

Vhong Navarro said the controversy surrounding his mauling, which left him with serious injuries, has strengthened his relationship with long-time girlfriend, Tanya Bautista.

The "Da Possessed" star was asked where he currently stands with Bautista in a live interview on "Aquino & Abunda Tonight," almost three months after his encounter with the group of businessman Cedric Lee.

"Sobrang saya namin lalo ngayon," Navarro said. "Noong una kasi, sobrang hirap. Kasi nababalik sa kanya 'yung ginawa ko, e, 'di ba? Iyon talaga, nag-mi-mixed emotions siya. Meron okay kami, tapos hindi na siya okay."

In the weeks following the mauling, an emotional Navarro apologized repeatedly to Bautista for agreeing to meet model Deniece Cornejo, who posted bail on Wednesday for grave coercion in connection the January 22 incident.

Cornejo's rape complaint against Navarro, where she claimed the attack on the actor was provoked by the alleged sexual assault, has since been junked by the Department of Justice.

"Ngayon kasi, ang sarap, e," Navarro said of his relationship with Bautista. "Parang, sabi ko nga, best friend ko rin pala siya. Kasi before, parang ang lagi ko lang focus doon sa mga kaibigan ko talaga."

"Kumbaga, this time mas nakita ko, mas naramdaman ko, na hindi lang pala talaga siya girlfriend ko lang. Hindi lang siya 'yung makakasama ko habang-buhay. Siya rin pala 'yung best friend ko," he said.


Navarro, whose previous marriage with Bianca Lapus was annulled in 2010, added that he has made a conscious effort to assure Bautista of his being a faithful partner, after the controversy involving Cornejo.

"Sobrang sinasabi ko 'yon. Oo naman, kasi pinagbigyan niya ako. Kaya nga sobrang sising-sisi ako na nagawa ko sa kanya 'yon. Ngayon, 'yung telepono ko, ayan na," he said.

Asked by co-host Boy Abunda if he sees the relationship heading towards marriage, Navarro said, "Gusto ko lang sabihin na wala na akong hahanapin pa kay Tanya. At gusto ko, siya na makasama ko habang-buhay."


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The common mistakes of Pinoy shoppers

The common mistakes of Pinoy shoppers

The common mistakes of Pinoy shoppers

If you were to live your life all over again, what wouldn’t you buy with your money?

Financial adviser Salve Duplito asked this question to viewers of ANC’s “On The Money,” to identify the most common mistakes of Filipino consumers.

Duplito said topping the list based from her survey are purchases involving ab exercise machines, treadmills, and home gym equipment.

These equipment can cost between P1,500 and P40,000.

“Any exercise buff will tell you that they don’t do anything to tighten your midsection. Cardio exercises work better than crunches,” Duplito said.

She advised those thinking of buying exercise machines to instead consider running on a track or around the village.

“[Running] releases more endorphins than a treadmill and they don’t cost anything,” she said.

Another common mistake is buying “miracle” products sold on TV shopping networks like stain removers, ab machines, slimming teas and car wax.

The common mistakes of Pinoy shoppers

Duplito said buyers should not give in by basing their decision on testimonials, celebrity endorsements or freebies.

Most Filipinos also fall victim to buying gadgets and gadget innovations that don’t work as advertised.

Duplito said a respondent said one gadget worth P3,000 was supposed to turn a laptop into a television set, but it only caught one channel.

Another said that he bought solar-powered outdoor garden light, but it didn’t emit much light.

The common mistakes of Pinoy shoppers

Fashion and lifestyle purchases are also among the common mistakes of Filipino buyers, who are lured into buying expensive designer bags, overpriced coffee mugs and wine bottles just for show.

Duplito said buyers should think about lifestyle inflation by reviewing purchases in the last 12 months and learn from mistakes.

“Tracking expenses carefully will allow you to look back and learn from the mistakes,” she said.

The common mistakes of Pinoy shoppers

Buying items just because they’re on sale is also a common mistake, Duplito’s poll revealed.

“It’s easy to make the mistake of thinking that cheap is always better,” she said.

Gym membership, vacation and time shares, and country club shares that are not used at all are also worthless purchases made by most Filipinos.

“Buy time shares, gym memberships, or country club golf memberships only if you can take the time to use them and do due diligence on the company carefully. If these don’t siphon money from your financial goals, they are better purchases because they provide lasting happy memories compared with stuff that break down over time,” said Duplito.

The common mistakes of Pinoy shoppers

Another common mistake is buying vehicles that are substandard.

Duplito advised buyers who find themselves with new yet faulty vehicles to go back to the car dealer and demand that it be fixed as soon as possible before the warranty expires, or ask for a replacement.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Arrest Warrants out for Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo and Others

Arrest Warrants out for Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo and Others

Arrest Warrants out for Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo and Others

The Taguig Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) Branch 74 has issued arrest warrants for Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo and five others involved in the mauling of actor-host Vhong Navarro, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima confirmed on Monday.

Prosecutor General Claro Arellano said Taguig MTC Branch 74 Judge Bernard Bernal issued the warrants of arrest for Lee, Cornejo, Bernice Lee, Ferdinand Guerrero, Simeon Raz, Jose Paolo Calma, and Jed Fernandez last Friday, April 11.

Copies of the arrest warrants have been sent to the stakeholders in the case, he said.

The arrest warrants issued were in connection with the serious illegal detention and grave coercion case filed against them by Navarro.

Earlier today, Guerrero attempted to leave the country.

Guerrero was lining up at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 for a flight to Hong Kong when he was spotted by immigration officials.

Lee also reportedly attempted to fly out of the country over the weekend.

Last Thursday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said it found probable cause to charge Cornejo, the Lee siblings, Guerrero, Raz, Calma and Fernandez for the crimes of serious illegal detention and grave coercion.

In its resolution dated April 4, the DOJ said it was clear that the group of Lee deprived Navarro of his liberty on January 22 up to the wee hours of January 23. This is a primary element of the crime of serious illegal detention, the DOJ said.

Cornejo's rape claim against Navarro, meanwhile, was junked by the DOJ. -- Report from Alex Calda, dzMM; With ANC

Penumbral lunar eclipse visible today

Penumbral lunar eclipse visible today

Penumbral lunar eclipse visible today

MANILA, Philippines - A penumbral lunar eclipse will occur today.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the eclipse will begin at 12:53 p.m. (Philippine Standard Time) and end at 6:37 p.m.

In Manila, the moon will rise at 6:12 p.m. on April 15 and set at 5:26 a.m. the following day.

Penumbra refers to a partially shaded outer region of a shadow that an object casts.

“A penumbral eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the faint penumbral portion of the earth’s shadow,” PAGASA said.

Penumbral eclipses are so subtle and vaguely visible they go greatly unnoticed, according to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

A total lunar eclipse will be observed in western Africa, western Europe, the Americas, Australasia and eastern Asia.

The moon turns coppery red during the eclipse as it passes through the Earth’s shadow.

People in North and South America will be able to see the entire eclipse, while sky watchers in the western Pacific can catch only the last half, NASA said.

The Reason why Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann breaks-up

The Reason why Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann breaks-up

The Reason why Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann breaks-up

Actress Carla Abellana has confirmed that she and actor Geoff Eigenmann, her boyfriend of almost four years, have broken up.

The 27-year-old actress admitted the separation in an interview on "Startalk" aired Sunday, saying they "cannot keep hiding the truth," following months of speculation on the status of their relationship.

Rumors about the couple's status began to surface early this year, with Abellana denying in March that they have separated.

"Hindi naman kami puwede magsinungaling," she said. "Almost four years 'yung relationship namin ni Geoff. I remember I was the first one pa na nagsabi na, yes, Geoff and I are officially together. So, you know, it's just right, I believe, na ako narin ang magsabi na we're no longer together."

Abellana and Eigenmann first got acquainted in 2009 when they were paired in the GMA-7 series "Rosalinda," her launching project as an actress.

Asked what caused their breakup, Abellana said: "I wish it were easy, I wish it were just one reason. Pero hindi, e. Geoff and I are two different people, and we're too different. There are just so many reasons."

"We don't share the same values. Mas madalas, hindi kami nagkakasundo kaysa nagkakasundo. So, you know, mahirap. Kasi, for me, it was the small things talaga, e. Small details, small things. It was the small things that contributed to one big thing," she continued.

However, Abellana opted not to share these problems, saying she still respects her former boyfriend.

"We're too diferrent talaga. Mas nagka-clash pa kami, kaysa nagkakasundo, Ang daming reasons and I wish puwede kong i-enumerate isa-isa, pero hindi nalang. Siyempre, I respect Geoff, I respect myself kahit paano pa rin," she said.

'The hardest part'

Abellana turned emotional when the topic of Eigenmann's family was brought up, as she recalled having close ties with them, including the actor's mother, screen veteran Gina Alajar.

"That's the hardest part -- family, siyempre," Abellana said, her voice breaking. "You don't just break up with Geoff, you break up with the family."

"The Eigenmann's naman have welcomed me as part of the family since the beginning. Hindi na ako iba sa kanila, they never treated me as an outsider. Pakiramdam ko I'm part of the Eigenmann family. So it was extremely difficult not just to make a decision, but to break it to them na rin."


Abellana explained that she did not have to explain the situation to Alajar, as the veteran actress had been aware of the former couple's problems and understood why they had to break up.

Pausing to contain her emotions at one point, Abellana continued, "Sobrang grateful ako sa mga Eigenmanns. Ang bait nilang lahat... Everybody's been so nice to me. Sobrang grateful ako na I got to share three, four years of my life with them and I got to know them much better."

"And it doesn't end there. Sabi nila, 'We won't treat you any differently. We'll see you around. Okay, you and Geoff are not together anymore pero, hindi, nandito lang kami lagi.' Gano'n naman sila."

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sam Concepcion is the New Endorser of Chef’s Noodle Philippines

Sam Concepcion is the New Endorser of Chef’s Noodle Philippines

Sam Concepcion is the New Endorser of Chef’s Noodle Philippines

Chef’s Noodle, the new favorite go-to restaurant for hearty Korean dishes, introduced its new endorser—actor, singer and dancer Sam Concepcion.

On April 10,2014 Sam Conception finally sign his contract as endorser of Chef's Noodle Philippines at the Ground Floor of Robinson Magnolia. 

Sam Conception is the newest addition to the roster of celebrity endorsers of Chef’s Noodle, including TV host Grace Lee and gorgeous couple Lloyd and Shamcey Supsup-Lee. One of the most in-demand teen actors today, Sam exudes a fresh and youthful vibe that is characteristic of Chef’s Noodle. The first international master franchise of the Chef’s Noodle brand from South Korea, the restaurant is fast becoming a diner’s haven for those who want a taste of the land of K-Pop and kimchi—and more.

“I am truly honored to be part of the Chef’s Noodle team,” says Sam. “The restaurant has been known for its delectable dishes and high culinary quality. Who would not want to be associated with that?”

Here are the Chef's Noodle Menu that you must try


Sam Concepcion is the New Endorser of Chef’s Noodle Philippines

Shrimp Twigim


Sam Concepcion is the New Endorser of Chef’s Noodle Philippines
Leek Shrimp Twigim


Sam Concepcion is the New Endorser of Chef’s Noodle Philippines
Kimari Twigim



Sam Concepcion is the New Endorser of Chef’s Noodle Philippines

Kas Basket

Sam Concepcion is the New Endorser of Chef’s Noodle Philippines
Don Kas

Sam Concepcion is the New Endorser of Chef’s Noodle Philippines
Chicken Kas

Sam Concepcion is the New Endorser of Chef’s Noodle Philippines
Desserts
Sam furthers, “My friends and I love to hang out and try different kinds of food. I especially love Chef’s Noodle because you get to enjoy a delicious meal at an affordable price. It’s a cool combination of a fast food meal and a fine dine setting. The interiors of the restaurant are as inviting as the appetizing menu. I can’t wait to invite my friends to try Chef’s Noodle and love it the same way I did.”

Sam Concepcion is the New Endorser of Chef’s Noodle Philippines

“Sam’s cool and casual personality as well as his vibrant energy perfectly capture the brand. As a fairly new player in the food industry here in the Philippines, Chef’s Noodle is indeed a rising star—just like our new endorser Sam,” says Nancy Go, Chef’s Noodle operations manager. “We promise to always delight our customers with our signature dishes and new offerings. Chef’s Noodle will always remain to be the Korean fast food restaurant that Filipinos learned to love.”


Want to try it?
 Visit its branches at University Mall (4050129)
 Atlanta Center (5765054)
 Robinsons Magnolia (6567033)
SM North EDSA The Block (3765367)
Robinsons Place Malolos (0917-5486187)
Soon to open: SM Megamall. 
Check out Chef’s Noodle’s website, chefsnoodlephils
Facebook account: fb.com/chefsnoodlephils for more details.
Open for franchising.

DOJ found probable cause to charge Cedric Lee ,Deniece Cornejo and Others

DOJ found probable cause to charge Cedric Lee ,Deniece Cornejo and Others

DOJ found probable cause to charge Cedric Lee ,Deniece Cornejo and Others

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has found probable cause to charge Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo, Bernice Lee, Simeon Raz, Ferdinand Guerrero, Jose Paolo Calma and Jed Fernandez for the crimes of serious illegal detention and grave coercion.

The DOJ, in a 42-page resolution dated April 4, 2014, said it was clear that on January 22 up to the wee hours of January 23 Lee’s group deprived Navarro of his liberty, which is a primary element of the crime of serious illegal detention.

The DOJ said the group also inflicted serious physical injuries on the host-actor and threatened to kill him.

The DOJ said it is also clear that the group committed the crime charged for purposes of extorting money or ransom from Navarro in exchange of his liberty.

As for the crime of grave coercion, the DOJ said it was apparent that the group compelled Navarro to do acts which were against his will.

Meanwhile, the panel said the other complaints filed by Navarro against Lee’s group, including serious physical injuries, grave threats and illegal arrest, were already absorbed in the illegal detention charge.

As of writing, the DOJ panel is now on its way to the Taguig Regional Trial Court to file the case. – from a report by Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

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