Mara Clara, Mutya tie for top spot in the nationwide TV ratings

'Mara Clara' and 'Mutya' both grabbed the top spot in the nationwide ratings released by Kantar Media / TNS for Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

Despite GMA 7's "Captain Barbell" joining the competition starting last Monday, the said two Kapamilya shows remain the strongest primetime programs along with 3 other Kapamilya shows which took the 3rd to 5th slots in the Top 10 rankings.

The remaining 5 in the Bottom 10 all came from GMA 7.

When it comes to the daytime ranking, 3 Kapuso programs are the consistent leaders and they are "Eat Bulaga", "Temptation Of Wife" and "My Lover My Wife".

Only two ABS-CBN shows entered the Top 10: "Showtime" and the new show from Korea, "My Princess".

For the first time, GMA 7's "Alakdana" failed to rank in the Top 10. Previously, Alakdana usually ranked in the Top 5.

TOP 10 DAYTIME PROGRAMS (Wednesday, March 30, 2011)
1. Eat Bulaga (GMA) 19.8
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA) 17.9
3. My Lover My Wife (GMA) 15.0
4. Showtime (ABS-CBN) 13.5
5. Kapuso Movie Festival: Magdusa Ka (GMA) 12.9
6. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA) 12.7
7. One Piece (GMA) 12.6
8. Nita Negrita (GMA) 12.1
9. Ghost Fighter (GMA) 11.9
10. My Princess (ABS-CBN) 11.7

TOP 10 PRIMETIME PROGRAMS (Wednesday, March 30, 2011)
1. Mutya (ABS-CBN) 33.6
2. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) 33.6
3. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) 31.9
4. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) 27.8
5. Imortal (ABS-CBN) 21.5
6. 24 Oras (GMA) 20.6
7. Dwarfina (GMA) 20.2
8. Captain Barbell (GMA) 20.1
9. The Baker King (GMA) 18.3
10. I Heart You Pare (GMA) 17.5

Figures courtesy of Kantar Media / TNS via PEP's Scoopbox

Kat Romana, cousin of Dimples Romana, still missing

Dimples Romana's 14-year-old cousin Catherine 'Kat Kat' Romana has been missing for 6 days now.

Kat Kat's parents have made a page on Facebook last March 30 asking help from everyone to find Kat Kat who has been missing since March 26.

According to Mony Romana, Kat Kat's father and Dimple's uncle, his daughter has a
learning disability, does not communicate very well and knows little about going around.

KatKat was last seen at a computer shop in Sta. Ana Village, Brgy. San Valley, Paranaque City around 6PM last Saturday. She was wearing a green T-shirt, shorts and a pink back-pack.

If anyone of you have seen Kat Kat, you may contact Mony Romana on these numbers: 345-3974 or 09209057259.

Or you can also send a message to Dimples via Twitter (@DimplesRomana).

Regine Angeles, FHM Philippines April 2011 Cover: Pool Hotness!

Regine Angeles heats up the cover of FHM Philippines' April 2011 issue.

Regine Angeles FHM Philippines April 2011 cover

This marks Regine Angeles' first time to cover FHM Philippines, but it's already her 2nd time for a men's magazine.

And even if Regine hasn't been an FHM cover girl in the past, she has already been included in the mag's 100 Sexiest List, #64 in 2009 and #55 in 2010.

Definitely she'll climb up the ranking on this year's list.

Ramon Credo, Sally Ordinario-Villanueva, Elizabeth Batain executed in China | Credo's ashes arrive home

Ramon Credo, Sally Ordinario-Villanueva and Elizabeth Batain were the three Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who were executed thru lethal injection in China yesterday, March 30, 2011.

The execution thru lethal injection came 3 years after the three were arrested in 2008 for drug trafficking and 2 years after they were convicted and sentenced to death.

Credo and Ordinario, both 42, were executed in China's southeastern city Xiamen while Batain was executed in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province at the Southern part of China and north of Hong Kong.

As of latest update, Ramon Credo's ashes from China have already arrived in the country and were brought to his home in Cavite. Here's a video report from GMA News:

For the latest Philippine news stories and videos, visit GMANews.TV

The whole Philippines is mourning for the death of Credo, Villanueva and Batain.

I actually can't take watching the heartbreaking news reports on TV last night, because I can really feel the pain and grief of the bereaved families.

Some celebs have also expressed their sadness on Twitter over what happened and ask everyone to pray for their souls:

Angel Locsin (@143redangel): Let's pray for the souls of the 3 Pinoys executed in China

Camille Prats (@CamillePrats): Let us pause for a while and pray for the souls of the filipinos who were executed in China. May this serve as a lesson to all of us.

Kiray Celis (@kiraycelis): To the three Filipinos who were executed in china, RIP! at hindi lang isa! tatlo pa! wala tayong magagawa. ganun batas sakanila. haay! ☹ ☹ ☹

'Catch Me I'm In Love' rules Philippine box-office with P52.95 million in 5 days

'Catch Me I'm In Love', which stars Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson, is the 4th Pinoy film to open this 2011 but it's so far the only certified box-office hit of the year.

Figures for the period March 23-27, 2011 are now available at and posted there is the P52.95 million 'Catch Me I'm In Love' in its first five days.

The Star Cinema-Viva Films co-produced movie topped the Philippine weekend box-office for that period, beating other new releases such as 'Sucker Punch', 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' and 'Limitless'.

That's quite a strong turnout because it's higher than the two box-office hits last year ("My Amnesia Girl" with 5-day opening gross of P43.9M and "Here Comes the Bride" with 5-day opening of P42.1M), and it almost surpassed the P53.2M first 5 days earnings of 'Petrang Kabayo'.

And when compared to the 1st 5 days grosses of Sarah's previous films, 'Catch Me I'm In Love' opening weekend almost reached the P58.45 opening weekend of 'A Very Special Love' in 2008, far lower than 'You Changed My Life' with P97.89M in 2009, but it's definitely much higher than last year's 'Hating Kapatid' with P43.1 M.

The movie also fared better than Gerald's films with Kim Chiu shown last year. 'Paano Na Kaya' had P41.4M and 'Till My Heartaches End' earned P33.0M during their first 5 days.

Meanwhile, 'Who's That Girl' which was solely produced by VIVA and released last March 2 has only earned P56.91 million in 4 weeks.

No data available yet from Box Office Mojo for the over-all gross receipts of February releases "Bulong" and "My Valentine Girls". But "Bulong" earned P67.27 million in 4 weeks while "My Valentine Girls" raked in only P44.26 million in 3 weeks.

Willing Willie March 12 episode, Jan-Jan and Willie make headlines worldwide

Willing Willie's episode last March 12, which featured a sexy dance of an innocent 6-year-old boy, is now making global headlines after it has become a national controversy in the Philippines.

Several international news organizations have already reported about the said controversial episode in their respective web sites.

Here are some of them:

Daily Mail Online in UK: Tears of humiliation: Boy, 6, mocked by audience as he danced for cash on TV show

BusinessWeek in New York City: Philippine TV host sorry for 6-yr-old's sexy dance

7Days in U.A.E.: Striptease anger

Gulf Times in Qatar: Probe launched into child abuse accusation

METRO in the UK: Tearful boy, 6, 'traumatised' after being mocked on TV game show

For this issue to catch global attention, there must be something wrong with that Willing Willie episode.

I feel sad for Jan-Jan coz he might suffer trauma for the so-much media hype, not only in the Philippines but also in the world. He will grow up being haunted by this controversy.

Richard Gutierrez comeback soap 'Captain Barbell' posts same ratings on its first 2 nights

'Captain Barbell', which stars Richard Gutierrez (photo), scored a rating of 13.9% for its 2nd night (March 29), the same rating it got during its pilot last March 28, 2011, based on AGB Nielsen's People Ratings in Mega Manila.

However, when ranked over-all, it dropped from #2 on its pilot night to 4th on its 2nd night.

Still on top is "Mara Clara", while "Baker King" is climbing up, from #7 last Monday to #2 last night.

For two consecutive nights, "TV Patrol" didn't rank in the Top 10.

TOP 10 DAYTIME PROGRAMS (March 28, 2011)
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA) 12.7%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA) 10.3%
3. My Lover My Wife (GMA) 8.4%
4. Nita Negrita (GMA) 7.4%
5. Alakdana (GMA) 7.1%
6. Face To Face (TV5) 6%
7. One Piece (GMA) 5.2%
7. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA) 5.2%
9. Kapuso Movie Festival: The Untold Story of Melanie Marquez (GMA) 4.7%
10. Ghost Fighter (GMA) 4.6%

TOP 10 PRIMETIME PROGRAMS (March 28, 2011)
1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) 16%
2. Captain Barbell (GMA) pilot - 13.9%
3. Dwarfina (GMA) 13.8%
4. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) 13.6%
5. Mutya (ABS-CBN) 13.5%
6. I ♥You Pare (GMA) 12.9%
7. The Baker King (GMA) 12.7%
8. 24 Oras (GMA) 11.3%
9. Magic Palayok (GMA)
9. Imortal (ABS-CBN) 10.5%

TOP 10 DAYTIME PROGRAMS (Mar. 29, 2011)
1. Eat Bulaga (GMA) 12.5
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA) 8.6
3. Alakdana (GMA) 7.6
4. My Lover My Wife (GMA) 6.8
5. Nita Negrita (GMA) 6.7
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Erpat Kong Forgets (GMA) 5.4
7. Ghost Fighter (GMA) 5.2
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) 5.2
9. Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA) 4.9
9. One Piece (GMA) 4.9

TOP 10 PRIMETIME PROGRAMS (March 29, 2011):
1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) 16
2. The Baker King (GMA) 14.8
3. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) 14.4
4. Captain Barbell (GMA) 13.9
5. Dwarfina (GMA) 13.7
6. Mutya (ABS-CBN) 13.4
7. I Heart You Pare (GMA) 12.4
8. 24 Oras (GMA) 12.3
9. Imortal (ABS-CBN) 11.1
10. Magic Palayok (GMA) 10.1

Figures courtesy of AGB Nielsen via

Enrique Gil and Sam Concepcion topbill 'Good Vibes'

Enrique Gil and Sam Concepcion are both Stages and Star Magic Talents who are set to lead a cast of teens in ABS-CBN's newest teen drama GOOD VIBES.

While Enrique Gil strides between sets also for 'Mula sa Puso', this marks Sam Concepcion's first coming of age teen drama.

Catch these two teen stars when Good Vibes premieres this Sunday afternoon, April 3,2011, right after ASAP Rocks.

Posted by Carlo Orosa for Mykiru Isyusero

34th Gawad Urian (2011) Nominees List

The 34th Gawad Urian or the Urian Awards is happening on May 17, 2011 and the nominees have already been released.

And as expected, all Best Picture nominees are indie films, except for Coco Matin starrer "Noy", which was independently-produced but was released by major film outfit Star Cinema thus it can't be labeled as an indie film.

Check out the complete list of nominees for the 34th Gawad Urian (2011 Awards):

Amigo (Anarchists' Convention Films)
Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria (Creative Programs, Inc., Panumduman Pictures)
Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Yelo (Cinemalaya Foundation, Sampaybakod Productions)
Chassis (Happy Gilmore Productions, Cinemanila Foundation)
Halaw (Cinemalaya Foundation, Los PeliculasLinterna Studio)
Limbunan (Cinemalaya Foundation, Bidadali House Productions)
Noy (Cinemedia Films, Inc., VIP Access Media Productions, Star Cinema, ABS-CBN Film Productions)
Sheika (Cinemalaya Foundation, Skyweaver Production-Hydeout Entertainment, Alchemy of Vision and Light TV and Film Productions)
Tsardyer (Creative Programs, Inc., Lasponggols Collective)

Adolf Alix Jr. (Chassis)
Sigfreid Barros-Sanchez (Tsardyer)
Sheron Dayoc (Halaw)
Mes de Guzman (Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Bato)
Mes De Guzman (Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Yelo)
Khavn de la Cruz (Maynila sa Mga Pangil ng Dilim)
Robin Fardig and Sherad Anthony Sanchez (Balangay)
Gutierrez Mangansakan II (Limbunan)
Arnel Mardoquio (Sheika)
Dondon Santos (Noy)
John Sayles (Amigo)
Remton Siega Zuasola (Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria)

Adolf Alix Jr. (Chassis)
Adolfo Alix Jr. and Agnes de Guzman (Presa)
Sigfreid Barros-Sanchez (Tsardyer)
Sheron Dayoc (Halaw)
Mes De Guzman (Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Bato)
Mes De Guzman (Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Yelo)
Khavn De la Cruz and Carl Javier (Maynila sa Mga Pangil ng Dilim)
Gutierrez Mangansakan II (Limbunan)
Arnel Mardoquio (Sheika)
Shugo Praico (Noy)
Remton Siega Zuasola (Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria)

John Arcilla (Halaw)
Perry Dizon (Sheika)
Ronnie Lazaro (Ishmael)
Sid Lucero (Muli)
Coco Martin (Noy)
Pen Medina (Layang Bilanggo)
Sam Milby (Third World Happy)
Fanny Serrano (Tarima)
Joel Torre (Amigo)

Rita Avila (Magdamag)
Mercedes Cabral (Gayuma)
Donna Isadora Gimeno (Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria)
Laurice Guillen (Karera)
Fe GingGing Hyde (Sheika)
Ces Quesada (Magkakapatid)
Jodi Sta. Maria (Chassis)
Meryll Soriano (Donor)

Joem Bascon (Noy)
Tirso Cruz III (Sigwa)
Martin Delos Santos (Tsardyer)
Julio Diaz (Magkakapatid)
Garret Dillahunt (Amigo)
Cogie Domingo (Muli)
Rocky Salumbides (Tarima)
Gregg Tecson (Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria)
Yul Vasquez (Amigo)

Lucia Jeuzan (Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria)
Anita Linda (Presa)
Rio Locsin (Amigo)
Maria Isabel Lopez (Halaw)
Liza Lorena (Presa)
Zsa Zsa Padilla (Sigwa)
Rosanna Roces (Presa)

Gabriel Bagnas (Chassis)
Albert Banzon (Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Bato)
Arnel Barbarona and Dexter Dela Peña (Halaw)
Malay Javier (Tsardyer)
Christian Linaban (Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria)
Lee Meily (Amigo)
McRobert Nacario (Limbunan)
Takeyuki Onishi (Dagim)
Rain Yamson II (Di Natatapos ang Gabi)

Tonee Acejo (Gayuma)
Bagwani Ampalayo, Jun Cayas, and Maree Contaoi (Sheika)
Rodell Cruz (Amigo)
Rene De Guzman (Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Bato)
Paramata Ednawan (Limbunan)
Rodrigo Ricio (Emir)
Roland Rubenecia (Chassis)
Amar Sharif (Halaw)
Kaloy Uypuanco (Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria)

Renewin Alano (Noy)
Danilo Añonuevo (Rekrut)
Willie Apa Jr. and Arthur Ian Garcia (Sheika)
Aleks Castañeda (Presa)
Chuck Guttierez and Lester Olayer (Halaw)

Mason Daring (Amigo)
Marco De Leon, LC De Leon, Ciro De Leon (Tsardyer)
Mark Laccay, Stefan Loewenstein, and Ysagani Ybarra (Happyland)
Popong Landero (Sheika)
Jessie Lasaten (Di Natataposang Gabi)
Jess Santiago (Ang Paglilitis ni Mang Serapio)
Jerrold Tarog (Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria)
Josefino 'Chino' Toledo (Emir)

Mike Idioma (Sampaguita)
Mark Laccay (Dagim)
Elroy Montano (Amigo)
Jona Paculan, Carlos Tañada and Moks Vitasa (Halaw)
Dempster Samarista (Limbunan)
Maki Serapio and Paolo Angelo Lindaya (Sheika)

Willing Willie March 12 episode strongly condemned by CHR

'Willing Willie' March 12 episode, which featured 6-year-old Jan-Jan Suan doing macho dance in exchange of P10,000, has been strongly condemned by the Commission on Human Rights or CHR.

In its statement released March 29, 2011, CHR noted that the said March 12 episode of Willing Willie exploited Jan-Jan's innocence and demeans his inherent dignity for entertainment's sake.

CHR also pointed out that Willing Willie and its host Willie Revillame are not the only ones who committed child abuse, but also Jan-Jan's parents because of their willingness to expose him to such humiliating and degrading situation.

Last March 28, Jan-Jan's parents already appeared on Willing Willie and for them, the show and its host did not abuse their child. (Read about it HERE and join the discussion).

Here's the full statement, as posted on Facebook by journalist Ms. Ellen Tordesillas:

Commission on Human Rights
For Release
29 March 2011

CHR on Child Abuse in the TV program Willing Willie

The Commission on Human Rights strongly condemns the “Willing Willie” episode aired on March 12, 2011 wherein a 6-year old boy named Jan-Jan Suan performed a “macho-dancing routine”. This is an exploitation of the child’s innocence and demeans his inherent dignity for entertainment's sake.

The multiple pressures exerted on Jan-Jan by the TV program’s host, audience, and his parents to perform a humiliating act in exchange for ten thousand pesos constitute child abuse as defined in Section 10 of R.A. No. 7610 or “Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act.” It provides that:

Other Acts of Neglect, Abuse, Cruelty or Exploitation and Other Conditions Prejudicial to the Child's Development. –

(a) Any person who shall commit any other acts of child abuse, cruelty or exploitation or to be responsible for other conditions prejudicial to the child's development including those covered by Article 59 of Presidential Decree No. 603, as amended, but not covered by the Revised Penal Code, as amended, shall suffer the penalty of prision mayor in its minimum period.

The willingness of Jan-Jan’s parents to expose him, both in private and public, to a humiliating and degrading situation is child abuse. The Commission is also deeply alarmed that the abuse suffered by Jan-Jan was seen on national television and that its videos are being repeatedly watched by the public, including children.

The Commission will investigate this incident in order to identify the person/s liable and to recommend proper legal actions against them. The Commission will also issue recommendations to relevant private, especially TV5, and public agencies in order to prevent similar incidents from happening again. The Commission also calls upon the relevant government offices such as the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and the Department of Justice to undertake the appropriate actions to address this incidence of child abuse and to provide the necessary relief to Jan-Jan.


Focal Commissioner for Children

Meanwhile, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board or MTRCB will also release their own findings with regards to that Willing Willie episode this coming Monday, April 4, 2011.


Speaking of that March 12 episode of Willing Willie, a video of it uploaded on Youtube has already reached more than half a million views.

Who's That Girl? Box-Office Gross: P54.28 million in 3 weeks

Box Office Mojo finally released the box-office figure for Viva Films' "Who's That Girl?" which starred Anne Curtis and Luis Manzano.

The said Wenn Deramas film which opened in theaters last March 2 has earned P54.28 million after 3 weeks or for the period Mar. 2 to 19.

The figure is lower than the P64.28M 3-week gross receipts of Star Cinema's 'Bulong' but it's higher than the P44.26M 3rd week earnings of GMA-Regal co-production 'My Valentine Girls', which were both shown in February.

Last March 23, another Pinoy film ('Catch Me I'm Fallin') has opened in theaters, but no figure yet has been released for its opening week.

Korean drama 'My Princess', 'Mula Sa Puso' remake and the return of 'Captain Barbell': Which program scored high pilot ratings in Mega Manila?

Korean drama 'My Princess' and the remake of 90's soap 'Mula Sa Puso' both failed to beat competitions during its pilot last Monday, March 28, 2011.

These two shows are part of ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Gold plug and the Kapamilya network had high hopes that they will do well in the ratings, but unfortunately, they failed.

AGB Nielsen's figures show that My Princess got 3.4% people rating in Mega Manila as against GMA 7's 'Temptation Of Wife' while 'Mula Sa Puso' garnered 5.9%, almost half of the ratings scored by 'Magic Palayok' on GMA 7.

Both shows also failed to at least enter the Top 10 Programs Ranking.

Meanwhile, GMA 7 attempted to reclaim primetime supremacy last Monday when Richard Gutierrez returned as Captain Barbell.

With a pilot rating of 13.9%, 'Captain Barbell' was able to beat rival programs shown on the same timeslot ('Mutya' 13.5%, 'Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin' 13.6%), however it failed to beat 'Mara Clara' which still leads in the over-all primetime rankings with 16% rating.

Top 10 Daytime Programs for March 28, 2011:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA) 12.7%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA) 10.3%
3. My Lover My Wife (GMA) 8.4%
4. Nita Negrita (GMA) 7.4%
5. Alakdana (GMA) 7.1%
6. Face To Face (TV5) 6%
7. One Piece (GMA) 5.2%
7. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA) 5.2%
9. Kapuso Movie Festival: The Untold Story of Melanie Marquez (GMA) 4.7%
10. Ghost Fighter (GMA) 4.6%

Top 10 Primetime Programs for March 28, 2011:
1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) 16%
2. Captain Barbell (GMA) pilot - 13.9%
3. Dwarfina (GMA) 13.8%
4. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) 13.6%
5. Mutya (ABS-CBN) 13.5%
6. I ♥You Pare (GMA) 12.9%
7. The Baker King (GMA) 12.7%
8. 24 Oras (GMA) 11.3%
9. Magic Palayok (GMA)
9. Imortal (ABS-CBN) 10.5%

If you notice, no ABS-CBN shows have made it to the Top 10 Daytime Programs.

GMA 7 somehow has a stronger primetime line-up now as the ratio in the Top 10 primetime program rankings has become 6:4, 6 for GMA and only 4 for ABS-CBN.

However, the 2011 'Captain Barbell' still failed. Why? Because the 2006 Captain Barbell really had overwhelming pilot rating of 37.6 (household rating) while the 2011 version only has 25% household rating.

And when compared to the pilot ratings of other primetime shows this 2011, Captain Barbell is only ranked 3rd and 'Dwarfina' even posted much higher debut rating.

1. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) 15.6% pilot rating - Mar. 7
2. Dwarfina (GMA) 15.4% - Jan. 10
3. Captain Barbell (GMA) 13.9% - Mar. 28
4. Machete (GMA) 12.8% - Jan. 24
5. Mutya (ABS-CBN) 11.9% - Jan. 31
6. I Heart You Pare (GMA) 11.4% - Feb. 7
7. Magic Palayok (GMA) 11.1% - Feb. 28
8. Babaeng Hampaslupa (TV5) 9.8% - Feb. 7
9. Green Rose (ABS-CBN) 7.1% - Feb. 14
10. Cinderella's Sister (ABS-CBN) 5.9% - Jan. 17
10. Mula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) 5.9% - Mar. 28

Jackie Chan died of heart attack: 2011 Death Rumor

Jackie Chan, 56, allegedly died of heart attack Monday night, March 28, 2011.

That's according to a website which looks like Australia's Yahoo!7News (

The website using the link url claims that a Los Angeles hospital confirmed Jackie Chan's death after he suffered a heart attack while promoting new movie 'Kung Fu Panda 2'.

The sad news about this Chinese Hollywood superstar immediately circulated on social networking sites, such as on Twitter and the terms "RIP Jackie Chan" made it to top trending topics on Twitter.

The original tweet stating that Jackie Chan is dead generated more than 14,000 retweets.

But it turned out to be just another death hoax this 2011.

Jackie Chan's representative has already issued a statement both on Twitter and Facebook denying that he passed away. "Jackie Chan is alive and well. He did not suffer heart attack and die, as what was reported in many social networking sites and in online news reports. Jackie is fine and is busy preparing for the filming of his next movie."

I think the new movie that he's currently filming is "1911", which is said to be Jackie Chan's 100th movie and is due for release in September.

So, don't believe the rumor guys. And remember, the April Fool's Day is coming in 3 days, so this could be an early April Fool's joke.

Bb. Pilipinas 2011 People's Choice text voting starts

Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. and ABS-CBN Interactive have opened the PEOPLE'S CHOICE VOTING for the 40 Bb. Pilipinas 2011 candidates.

Here's how to vote for your favorite candidate...

On your mobile phones, just text:

BINIBINI candidate #

(For example: BINIBINI 41)

And then send it to 231, for Smart and TalkNText

or send to 2331 for Globe, TM and Sun Cellular subscribers.

(P2.50/text for Globe, TM, Smart, Talk'n'Text · P2.00/text for Sun Cellular)

Then you will a confirmation message which looks like this:

"We received your vote! P2.50/text. Voting is until April 10, 2011, 7pm. Visit for details. Call (02) 4158766 for help.(ABSi)."

The candidate with the number of text votes will be named Face of Bb. Pilipinas 2011, to be announced during the pageant's Coronation Night on April 10.

During the Binibining Pilipinas 2007 pageant, a similar voting was also conducted, the Smart Texter's Choice and the winner was guaranteed an automatic slot in the semi-finals.

I hope it will also be the case for this year's voting.

Here are photos of the 40 Official Candidates to help you out who to vote for:

Photos courtesy of Niccolo Cosme and BPCI

Willing Willie and Willie Revillame defended by Jan-Jan Suan's parents against child abuse allegations

Willing Willie's episode last night, March 28, 2011, featured again 6-year-old Jan-Jan Suan and this time with his parents to defend Willing Willie and its host Willie Revillame against allegations that the show and the host have abused their child during its March 12 episode.

Jan-Jan's appearance on Willing Willie last March 12 where he showcased his "macho dancing" skills as his talent has become a controversial topic on the internet, most especially yesterday, to the extent that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has issued a statement, condemning the said episode and deemed it as a violation of the Child Abuse law. (Read more about it HERE).

"Willing Willie" even made it to Twitter's top trending topics worldwide last night, just because of that.

And now, on last night's episode of Willing Willie, Jan-Jan brought along his parents to explain that they didn't teach Jan-Jan the said dance (it's his elder cousin who taught the dance), that for them Willing Willie and its host Willie Revillame did not abuse their child.

According to Jan-Jan's dad Jojo Estrada, who has his own parlor business, his son has been doing the said dance since he was 4 years old and he loves to dance to the tune of "Careless Whisper" (the controversial song in the Hayden Kho - Katrina Halili video scandal.)

Jan-Jan's mom has also pointed out that some shows in other channels, they mentioned ABS-CBN's Goin' Bulilit, are the ones that DSWD should look into. "Sa mga ibang channel, katulad po ng Goin' Bulilit, bakit po ninyo hindi po kinu-kuwestiyon 'yung mga pinapagawa po sa show na 'yun at sa anak ko po 'yung kinukuwestyon nyo nang malaki. 'Yun lang po ang panawagan ko, wag nyo po sanang masamain ang ginagawa ng anak ko.

The father also added, "Kuya Willie, katulad ung sa ibang istasyon, mas matindi pa nga ung mga ginagawa nila, talagang pag napapanood namin talagang naghuhubad talaga, yung mga bata ginagaya nila di ba?"

Watch videos...

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Videos courtesy of TV5 / Uploaded on Youtube by joyloveangel

Miguel Villafuerte to return from New York on April 12, and possibly to get serious with Sarah Geronimo

Miguel Villafuerte, the rumored suitor of singer-actress Sarah Geronimo, is coming back to the Philippines on April 12, 2011.

Miguel Villafuerte had to fly back to New York where he's studying Political Sciene and according to Nitz Miralles' article on Journal Online last March 25, that's the reason why Miguel failed to attend the premiere night of Sarah's movie "Catch Me, I'm In Love".

Instead, he just sent flowers to Sarah during the premiere.

And now that he's set to come home this April, what's the next thing to happen between Sarah and Miguel? Go out on a date perhaps?


By the way, Bombo Radyo reported last February that Miguel Villafuerte is reportedly running as CamSur Governor in 2013 Elections to rival his own grandfather, Cam Sur 3rd District Rep. Luis Villafuerte Sr.

Probably by that time, he already has Sarah Geronimo as his girlfriend.

Willie Revillame and TV5 issue apology for Willing Willie's 'Jan-Jan' March 12 episode

Willing Willie host Willie Revillame, its producers and the TV5 Management have issued a joint statement expressing their sincerest apologies to the March 12, 2011 episode of Willing Willie.

That particular episode featured 6-year-old studio player Jan-Jan Suan for the show's "Wiltime Bigtime" segment wherein the child did a "macho dancing" during the talent portion. (Watch video HERE).

Here's Willie Revillame and TV5's statement of apology as posted on, the online news portal of TV5:

Mr. Willie Revillame, the producers of "Willing Willie" and TV5 sincerely and deeply apologize for the segment of the show featuring 6-year-old Jan-Jan Suan which viewers may have found offensive or in bad taste. We wish to stress that there was never any intention to humiliate or abuse Jan-Jan or any contestant on the show.

"Willing Willie" is a program that was conceptualized to bring joy and hope and shine the spotlight on ordinary Filipinos. The program aims to provide a venue for everyone to show their talents, tell their stories and make their dreams come true. This is the thrust of everyone involved in the program, particularly its host, Willie Revillame.

Like most contestants on the show, Jan-Jan, accompanied by his aunt, joined the program to showcase his talent and play in a game segment in the hope of bringing home big prizes. He has performed in the past in school programs and mall contests, and his performance in "Willing Willie" was completely voluntary and with the blessings of his parents.

He appeared to be sad or even in tears, not because he was being forced to dance, but because he felt the dance was "serious" and he was playing a role. He did not want to smile because of his missing upper front teeth and because of the presence on the set of former basketball player Bonel Balingit who Jan-jan thought was a scary "giant".

Again, TV5 and Wil Productions express profound regret for any insensitivity on their part, and wish to thank all those who have expressed concern. We are always grateful to be reminded of our obligations to the viewing public. In turn, we hope to make clear that the objective of the show has always been to bring joy and hope to Filipinos, whether they are participating on the show or viewing at home.


As what you can read in the statement, it says that what Jan-Jan did was completely voluntary. But how can they explain the later part of the show wherein Jan-Jan was shown dancing on a platform? Was it still voluntary? Did Jan-Jan ask for it or was asked to do so by Willie?

Catch Me I'm In Love theme song tops MYX Hit Chart, music video also a hit on Youtube

Catch Me I'm In Love's theme song "Fallin" which is sang by the movie's lead star herself Sarah Geronimo has topped the latest MYX Hit Chart, dislodging Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" which was on top for 2 weeks.

It's the 3rd week of "Falling" on MYX Hit Chart and the song is one of the only 7 OPM hits in the said countdown for this week.

1 Fallin' - Sarah Geronimo
2 Born This Way - Lady Gaga
3 Hold It Against Me - Britney Spears
4 What the Hell - Avril Lavigne
5 Tambay - Sponge Cola
6 Don’t Tie Me Down - Kyla
7 Back to December - Taylor Swift
8 Tonight - Big Bang
9 Wag Na - Yeng Constantino
10 Price Tag - Jessie J feat. B.o.B
11 On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
12 Walang Natira - Gloc-9 feat. Sheng Belmonte
13 Sing - My Chemical Romance
14 F*ckin' Perfect - Pink
15 Drive - Chris Cayzer
16 Bass Down Low - Dev feat. The Cataracs
17 Never Say Never (Remix) - Justin Bieber feat. Jaden Smith
18 The Ballad of Mona Lisa - Panic! at the Disco
19 Ain't a Crime - Amber Davis
20 Hey Daydreamer - Somedaydream

"Fallin" is now the 2nd single of Sarah Geronimo to have reached #1 on MYX Hit Chart this 2011. The first one was "Sino Nga Ba Siya?" which was on top for 2 weeks last January.

And definitely, "Fallin" is just one of the many songs by Sarah Geronimo which reached the #1 spot on MYX Hit Chart. In the previous years, her #1 songs in the said countdown included "Dahil Minahal Mo Ako", "You Changed My Life in a Moment", "A Very Special Love", "Ikaw" and "I Still Believe In Loving You".

Meanwhile, the music video of 'Fallin' performed by Sarah Geronimo for "Catch Me I'm In Love" is also getting lots of views on Youtube.

The video which was posted by ABS-CBN-connected "mychosdotcom" garnered already 220k hits as of March 28, 11:30 PM.

Willing Willie Video Scandal: 'Macho Dancing' of Jan-Jan, a 6-year-old boy

Willing Willie host Willie Revillame is embroiled in another controversy because of his show's March 12, 2011 episode (video below) which featured him poking fun at a 6-year-old boy named Jan-Jan who was doing 'macho dancing' while he's crying.

The said episode has prompted the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to issue a letter of protest against Willing Willie, its host Willie Revillame and TV5 management.

According to the official statement by the DSWD posted on its official website this afternoon, they violated Republic Act 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act.

DSWD is now asking TV5 management not to allow children to appear on Willing Willie.

Read the statement from DSWD:

PRESS STATEMENT of DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman on the Case of the Child “Jan-Jan” Shown in Willing Willie

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) condemns the emotional abuse and humiliation bestowed on a six-year-old child contestant, during the March 12, 2011 episode of the Willing Willie show aired on TV 5.

The sequence shows the boy gyrating in a distasteful manner with the audience, including the host (Willie Revillame), manifesting no evidence of concern or alarm for the child. This incident is clearly a violation of Republic Act 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act and a blatant manifestation of child abuse. The term “child abuse” includes the following acts: “psychological and physical abuse, neglect, cruelty, sexual abuse and emotional maltreatment,” and “any act by deeds or words which debases, degrades or demeans the intrinsic worth and dignity of the child as a human being.”

Putting pressure on children to do acts such as mimicking adult sexy dances, in exchange for a certain amount of money, and at the expense of being laughed at and ridiculed by hundreds of people, clearly traumatizes the child. This is a clear form of child abuse and will not be tolerated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

The Department has already communicated to ABC Development Communication Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan asking that children should not be allowed to appear in TV shows like Willing Willie, especially those capitalizing on poverty as a source of immediate entertainment. In the formal communication with Mr. Pangilinan, the Department has also rebuked the insensitive actions and remarks of Mr. Revillame.

The DSWD will look for the family, determine the effect/impact on the child and from here determine if necessary counseling and/or stress debriefing should be given to the child and his parents to prevent further trauma and abuse, especially with the media hype triggered by this incident. ### (DSWD – Social Marketing Service) March 28, 2011


I think his parents have also violated RA 7610 for teaching their child the said dance and definitely, for bringing him in the show and allowing that thing to happen, in exchange of money.

Video courtesy of TV5 / Uploaded on Youtube by joyloveangel

Lovi Poe, Solenn Heussaff, Isabel Oli to battle for Captain Barbell's heart

Solenn Heussaff, Lovi Poe and Isabel Oli are Richard Gutierrez's beautiful leading ladies in the 2011 remake of "Captain Barbell".

Solenn Heussaff as Janna

Lovi Poe as Althea

Isabel Oli as Melanie

Who do you like Captain Barbell to end up with?

Photos courtesy of GMA Network via Captain Barbell Official Facebook Page

Sam Pinto, Michelle Madrigal and Ellen Adarna are sexy contravidas in 'Captain Barbell'

Sam Pinto, Ellen Adarna and Michelle Madrigal play sexy contravidas to Richard Gutierrez in his return as Captain Barbell starting tonight on GMA 7.

Sam Pinto as Sammy

Ellen Adarna as Kat

Michelle Madrigal as Anita

Of course, if Captain Barbell has those sexy female contravidas, it also has these hot male contravidas:

TJ Trinidad as Gregor

Paolo Paraiso as Rodel

Jon Hall as Rob

Ervic Vijandre as Ricky

Akihiro Sato as Bruno

Catch them all in "Captain Barbell" as it premieres tonight on GMA 7 right after 24 Oras.

Photos courtesy of GMA Network via Captain Barbell Official Facebook Page

'Tum: My Pledge of Love' full official trailer released!

The full official trailer for the movie 'Tum: My Pledge of Love' has just been released. Watch it!

'Tum: My Pledge Of Love' is the first ever movie team-up of 6-month husband-and-wife Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez.

It also stars Ejay Falcon and Queenie Padilla.

Robinhood, Robin himself, directed the film, which will be released by Star Cinema and will hit theaters on April 6, 2011.

The movie has been Graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) and received a General Patronage rating.

Miguel Villafuerte from CamSur's Villafuerte political clan is Sarah Geronimo's new suitor

Miguel Villafuerte, 23, is reportedly courting PopStar Princess and 'Catch Me I'm In Love' star Sarah Geronimo.

Boy Abunda revealed that on The Buzz yesterday and Nitz Miralles of reported last Thursday that it was Miguel Villafuerte who sent a bouquet of flowers to Sarah during the premiere night of "Catch Me I'm In Love" last March 22.

Mykiru was able to get pictures of Miguel who I can say is as hunky and goodlooking as Sarah's ex-boyfriend Rayver Cruz. Check him out!


Sarah Geronimo's new suitor

Miguel Villafuerte hot photo

Picture of Miguel Villafuerte, new suitor of Sarah Geronimo

What can you say Popsters? Pasado ba? Do you like Miguel for Sarah?

Miguel Villafuerte is the eldest son of CamSur Governor Luis Raymond 'Lray' Villafuerte and grandson of Cong. Luis Villafuerte Sr.

Sarah already met Miguel when she staged a major concert in CamSur in
December of 2009.

The singer-actress has also endorsed the provincial tourism of Camarines Sur.

Here's a photo of Sarah with "future in-laws?" Gov. L-Ray and wifey Lara: (courtesy of the Philippine Star)

Miguel's parents are reportedly so supportive of his intention to court Sarah.

Interestingly, Miguel's nick is also Miggy, name of John Lloyd Cruz's in two movies with Sarah. Could he be Sarah's real-life "Miggy Montenegro"?

Jason Ivler's mom Marlene Aguilar plans to enter showbiz

Marlene Aguilar, mother of road shooting suspect Jason Ivler, has expressed her intention to enter the showbiz world.

photo of Marlene Aguilar, Jason Ivler's mother

Marlene Aguilar guested this afternoon on GMA's Showbiz Central and sat down for the show's "Don't Lie To Me" segment hosted by John Lapus.

During her guesting, Marlene was asked with many questions, and she gamely and honestly answered all of them.

One of the questions was: "Sinasamahan mo ba ng arte ang mga interview mo sa TV?" and Marlene said YES.

Lapus also asked, "Sa tingin mo, may naging pagkukulang ka sa pagpapalaki mo kay Jason Iver?". Marlene again answered YES.

She also said YES to the question if she's willing to enter showbiz and then revealed that she enrolled before in the "best acting school" in New York and was once part of a foreign film.

And for her dream role, Marlene wishes to play a "diwata ng lagim" or a "dyosa ng dilim".

However, when asked who she wants to be her leading man, she couldn't name one because according to her, she doesn't watch TV at home thus she doesn't know any actors' names. Oh really?

Marlene's son Jason Ivler once entered showbiz when he played Bullet in the hit 90's youth-oriented show T.G.I.S. while his brother Freddie Aguilar was an OPM hitmaker during the 70's and 80's.

Photo from Facebook

ABS-CBN Summer Station ID 2011 video 'Bida Best Sa Tag-Araw' released!

ABS-CBN has just launched its Summer Station ID for 2011 during ASAP Rocks Cebu episode earlier today.

The Summer 2011 Station ID's theme song is 'Bida Best Sa Tag-Araw' performed by Star Power grand champion Angeline Quinto and Fil-Austrian Vincent Bueno.

Watch the video of Bida Best Sa Tag-Araw: ABS-CBN Summer Station ID for 2011 and see who among the Kapamilya stars were given so much exposure:

I think it's not yet the full Summer 2011 Station ID of ABS-CBN because some of the biggest stars and those from the News & Current Affairs are not yet part of it.

Notably missing are Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Sharon Cuneta, Kris Aquino, Boy Abunda, Pokwang etc. But I can't imagine Kris and Sharon doing the "jump".

Video courtesy of ABSCBNOnline

ASAP Rocks' Cebu Special draws 50k crowd

ASAP Rocks' live presentation in Cebu today, March 27, 2011, was a highly attended event as thousand Cebuanos rushed to the venue to see their favorite ASAP artists.

It was held at the Sugbu Road, South Road Properties (SRP) with an estimated crowd size of over 50,000.

Here's a photo of the crowd at ASAP Rocks' Cebu Special:

ASAP Rocks Cebu

Meanwhile, ASAP's rival show also held a live presentation in another venue in Cebu.

Party Pilipinas staged its episode today at the Fuente Osmeña Circle with reportedly less than 1/8 of the crowd who watched ASAP Rocks at SRP.

I tried to confirm the crowd attendance straight from a Party Pilipinas insider in Cebu but here's what he said: "I have no idea."

For today's episode, Party Pilipinas actually staged simultaneous live presentations in 4 different venues, at the GMA Network Studio, Baguio City, Cebu and Davao, in celebration of the show's 1st Anniversary.

Photo courtesy of @ASAPOFFICIAL on Twitter

American Idol Season 10: New Rankings for the Top 11 finalists

Here's Mykiru's new rankings for the 11 finalists of American Idol Season 10 (as of March 26, 2011).

[Pia Toscano is the new #1 while Casey Abrams, who held that position for 2 weeks, has dropped to 3rd spot.]

1. Pia Toscano (Previous ranks: #2, #4)

2. James Durbin (Previous ranks: #7, #5)

3. Casey Abrams (Previous ranks: #1, #1)

4. Paul McDonald (Previous ranks: #8, #10)

5. Stefano Langone (Previous ranks: #5, #6)

6. Jacob Lusk (Previous ranks: #6, #7)

7. Scotty McCreery (Previous ranks: #4, #3)

8. Lauren Alaina (Previous ranks: #3, #2)

9. Thia Megia (Previous Ranks: #10, #9)

10. Naima Adedapo (Previous Ranks: #9, #11)

11. Haley Reinhart (Previous ranks: #11, #8)

Photos courtesy of FOX Network

Akihiro Sato and Ygor Pignatari for Penshoppe Summer 2011

Akihiro Sato is non-shirtless in his Summer 2011 ads for Penshoppe.

But it's okay. His smile is enough!

This one is Ygor Pignatari, another gorgeous Brazilian model:

Ygor and Akihiro:

Bonus Photo: Akihiro and Solenn Heussaff (For Solenn's Penshoppe Photos, go HERE)

Photos courtesy of Penshoppe