December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas guys! Lets enjoy this day with fun and laughter together with our friends and family as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.


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December 21, 2011

My Househusband: Ikaw Na! is the movie to beat in the 2011 MMFF

The much awaited dramedy and Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” has lead actors known for stellar acting prowess that many believe will weigh in mightily come awards night on Dec. 28.


Judy Ann Santos, who, in the movie, plays Mia, a mother and wife who is the sole breadwinner of her family, is not touted young superstar for nothing. She has been in show business for 23 years now and has done about 70 movies, many of which have won awards for her from many prestigious award giving bodies. Her unmatched mettle is also celebrated on television, making her not only a multi-hyphenate celebrity but a bankable one across media.


In “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” Judy Ann delivers a performance that Director Joey Reyes lauds as realistic acting that no doubt stems from the fact that her leading man here is her real life husband, Ryan Agoncillo. Their first movie together since tying the knot, the two bring on the silver screen a chemistry that is based on a genuine, if not intuitive, understanding and essay of their roles. This early, many predict Judy Ann is shoo-in for Best Actress in the 2011 MMFF.


Although Ryan Agoncillo is better known as TV host, and one of the best ones in his generation too, he is a strong contender in the Best Actor category for playing Rod, a man who is bank manager one day then househusband the next. “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” is certainly Ryan’s movie more than any one else’s as he has the most number of scenes among the cast members. But more than that, his delineation of provider turned circumstantial housekeeper will have people laughing, thinking, understanding and, perhaps, more accepting of the fact that there is no one formula or set-up that makes a family work.


Note that the last time Ryan worked with Direk Joey (in 2006’s “Kutob”), the former earned a nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category of the FAP Awards.


Comedienne Eugene Domingo has been winning awards left and right for five years in a row now. More, she is one of few actresses---if not the only one---in the Philippine entertainment history to have participated in six films produced by eight different Filipino production companies within a year. To say that she is great at what she does and is one of the most in-demand actresses these days is an understatement.


In “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” Eugene plays Aida, a mistress who happens to be Rod and Mia’s neighbor. With Mia always away, Rod and Aida develop a friendship that even has the Mrs. jealous at one point. Although Eugene has done so many movies this year, she grabbed the opportunity to be cast in “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” in order to work anew with Ryan, Judy Ann and Direk Joey, and to portray a role that challenges her.


“I’ve never played a mistress before nor best friend to a straight guy. Even in real life, I have lots of girl and gay friends but very few straight guys so I am tackling my role here from a fresh point of view,” said she, who’s gusto in working on “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” surely brought out the best in her yet again.


Guiding the actors in giving their best in “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” is Direk Joey, who, himself, is no stranger to awards. Many of his works have also become modern classics some of which also featured Ryan, Judy Ann and Eugene. He has said in recent interviews that his latest film is important in his career in that he plans to redirect his career should he win Best Director yet again.


With the stellar acting prowess of its talents in and the very relatable story of “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” it is expected to lead box-office results and bring home the highest awards in the MMFF 2011.


Check out the premiere night on December 22, 2011 at SM Megamall 8 PM! 
See you there!!!


OctoArts Films’ “My Househusband: Ikaw Na” opens on Christmas Day.

Rhian Ramos and DJ Mo Twister Making Out


After the DJ Mo Twister revelation video about the  Rhian Ramos ABORTION SCANDAL a month ago, 


comes out another video of him and now with actress Rhian Ramos. The video was being uploaded by cutieboi22 on youtube. The video below shows you how or what a couple usually do when they are together; cuddling, kissing, rodeo thingy etc. But the question is, who is and how did cutieboi22 got this video?


Will this second video of DJ Mo be as controversial from his first video? Well that's for sure, I think. 

What do you think guys?!

Sony Ericsson Arc S

Finally! I already bought a gift for myself. Check out Sony Ericsson Arc S

I have been wanting to buy Sony Ericsson Arc since it went out of the market but I was adviced to wait a little longer for Ericsson will enhance Arc's capabilities and so I did and it's worth the wait! [Click here for the specs] Let's get started with it's HD Video! 

December 15, 2011

Free Movie Passes for Alvin And The Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked!



An early treat this January 2012! courtesy of Orange Magazine TV and 103.5 WOW! FM 


For detailed information visit Orange Magazine TV.

Win tickets to the Uncle Sam's Flying Circus

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Visit PUSANGKALYE.NET for detailed information on how to win the tickets.

December 13, 2011

Men in Black 3 - Official Trailer


They are back.... In Time! Agent J and Agent K are reunited in a time-travel tale. Watch the trailer below as Agent J will go back in time and solve the conspiracy of what happen to Agent K's death.  


"The Men in Black" It is the third installment 3D science fiction comedy film from Sony Pictures and the third installment to the Men in Black film series. Starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. It will be released as the sequel to Men in Black II on May 25, 2012, ten years after its predecessor, and will also star Josh Brolin and Jemaine Clement, with Barry Sonnenfeld returning as director, and Steven Spielberg returning as executive producer.

I miss FRANK!! hahahaha! the talking Pugg...

December 8, 2011

Ryan and Juday's Intimate Blogger Press Launch


Here's my coverage on Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos fun and intimate blogger press launch last Wednesday 12.o7.2o11 held at Napa Restaurant, Scout Borromeo in Quezon City. Even though Ryan and Juday had the whole afternoon to be with the press they still had the energy and managed to be with us.


 
 
The bloggers started to ask questions about "My Househusband, Ikaw Na!" (which is an official entry to the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival) and some personal things about their married life. We even asked them about the KC Piolo issue and Juday uttered positively also with a follow up question on money matters, "Yan yata ang pinakapanget na pwede mangyari sa mag asawa or kahit sa kahit na sinong may kapartner.", "Pera ko pera ko pera nya pera ko."Juday said. Check out the video below for more.

Guys! Bare with it please..it's too dark but you can hear it clearly Thanks!



Visit My Househusband, Ikaw Na! online accounts: Facebook, Website, Twitter

My Househusband, Ikaw na! (Full Trailer), Opens December 25, 2011

OctoArts' My Houseband: Ikaw Na!: Poised for major wins in MMF 2011 awards' race

The campaign for the different in the coming Metro Manila Film Festival is in high gear and the word on the street as well as talk among industry insiders have it that "My Househusband: Ikaw Na!" is a shoo-in for the top awards as well as ruling the box office race.



Starring real life husband and wife Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos, the film speaks volumes of success in so many aspects already. Joining the fray is undisputed comedy actress Eugene Domingo. All three premiere talents join outstanding chemistry with director par excellence Jose Javier Reyes.

The totality is undeniably a conglomeration  of winners in so many levels that Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress are some of the much-predicted trophies that can probably be associated to this film by OctoArts come awards' night.



Ryan and Juday's roles become even more realistic in their hands since they can relate to their characters in many aspects. Like married couple Mia and Rod, the lead characters in the movie, Judy Ann and Ryan know exactly what it's like to raise kids, to balance career and family life, to stay best friends with your significant other even after tying the knot, and to be clear on priorities and keep sense of humor especially through thin.

"Househusband" director Joey Reyes notes that the two kept it "real" and that aside from their well-polished skill in acting, their portrayals have that extra something, "an almost instinctive element". Ryan is a revelation here, the awarded director adds-- and the latter should know. Direk Joey, after all, also  directed Ryan in "Kutob" in 2006 where the actor-TV host nabbed a nomination at the FAP Awards for Best Supporting Actor.

As if the winning tandem of Ryan and Judy Ann isn't enough, ace comedienne Eugene Domingo thickens the plot as Aida, a mistress who lives next door and eventually ends up as Rod's BFF. Eugene finds it refreshing that the comedic style she was made to bring into the film is neither over the top nor subdued but "just right".

Though she has starred in one film after the other this year, Eugene is glad to have added "My Househusband: Ikaw Na!" to her resume because it is the first time she plays a character who is best friends with a straight male. "Ibang iba ang point of view dahil dun and since I have very few straight male friends in real life, playing Aida was very refreshing and challenging."

Indeed, given her track record and the way she speaks fondly of her role, her co-actors and the film "My Househusband: Ikaw Na!" just might put another trophy on Eugene's shelf.

tying it all together so masterfully is Direk Joey: he has won awards from the Gawad Urian, Filipino Star Awards and in past MMFF. Many of his works such as "Minamahal Kita", "Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal", and "Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo" and "Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo" (which starred Judy and Ryan) are condsidered modern classics and going by gut feel, "My Househusband: Ikaw Na!" could lengthen that list.

And why not? Among all in this year's MMFF, the subject matter of "My Househusband: Ikaw Na!" is most timely: about a married couple who has a non-trditional set up in which the husband takes care of the kids and in manning the house while the wife looks after putting food on the table. Along the way, situations aries that test the arrangement and their relationship. "Many men today are 'househusband' either by choice or circumstance and in this film, we show the hilarious side of it," said he whose vision for the filmwas so clear to him that shooting the scenes were often a swift and smooth affair.

Great actors fleshing out a timeless and relatable story under superb direction---"My Househusband: Ikaw Na!" has got the gold in the bag.

"My Househusband: Ikaw Na!" is OctoArts Films' entry to the 2011 MMFF. It opens on Christmas Day

Visit My Househusband: Ikaw Na! Facebook Fan Page for more detailed Information

December 7, 2011

No SPEED Limit

Be a part of history on January 29, 2012. Mark your Calendars and participate in one of the biggest events to start the year off. We give you No SPEED Limit.



No SPEED Limit, is a yearly benefit run organized by Ateneo Special Education Society (Ateneo SPEED). No SPEED Limit this year offers a unique 3K, 5K,10K and 15K route both inside and outside the Ateneo campus, reaching parts of Katipunan Avenue. For the benefit of Batino Elementary School, Ateneo SPEED aims to aid in the further development of teachers in one of the largest public special education institution in Quezon City.


Register from December 5 until December 16 to avail a P50 discount on 3k, 5k, and 10k routes.

RACE CATEGORIES and REGISTRATION FEES

  • 15K Route: P700
  • 10K Route: P550
  • 5K Route: P450
  • 3K Route: P400

GUN START

  • 15K 4:45 AM
  • 10K 5:00 AM
  • 5K 5:15 AM
  • 3K 5:30 AM

CASH and CONSOLATION PRIZES

15K
  • 1st Place: 6,000
  • 2nd Place: 4,000
  • 3rd Place: 1,500

10K
  • 1st Place: P4,000
  • 2nd Place: P3,000
  • 3rd Place: P1,000

5K
  • 1st Place: P2,500
  • 2nd: P1,000
  • 3rd: Consolation Prizes

3K
  • 1st: Consolation Prizes
  • 2nd: Consolation Prizes
  • 3rd: Consolation Prizes

REGISTRATION VENUES

Online Registration
Download the registration form at http://ateneospeed.org/nsland send an accomplished copy tonospeedlimit2012@yahoo.com. Payment and race kit pickup options will be sent to you.


Public Registration
You can also register at ROX (Recreational Outdoor Exchange) from December 19 to January 28.


You can find them at: Bonifacio High Street
B1 R.O.X. Building, Taguig City, Philippines

CONTACT:
For Sponsorship & Registration Inquiries,
Text/ Call: Abby @ 0917-691-9500 and 0922-863-0433
Email: nospeedlimit2012@yahoo.com

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December 6, 2011

Things That Ruin Thanksgiving


I know! I know! I know! hahahaha! Thanksgiving is over but I just wanted you to see this video from Niga Higa about the "Things That Ruin Thanksgiving". It is totally hilariously, fun to watch and I was like laughing out loud with most of the scenes that my officemate beside me gives me that look of being disturbed hahahaha! I must say that I'm too shallow with this kind of cool stuff...Who's with me!?! hahahaha! Come on! Raise your hands! or maybe your feet will do! :D TEE HEE!

ENJOY the video!


THE 6TH CHRISTMAS TOYFAIR and the 1st PHILIPPINE DIE-CAST AND CUSTOM CAR SHOW

Deck the halls with the most awesome array of toys, rare items and collectibles and get a peek at the world of collecting die-cast cars and vehicles, as Collectibles Unlimited, the SM Megatrade Halls and Die Cast Philippines (DCPH) brings you The 6TH CHRISTMAS TOYFAIR and the 1st PHILIPPINE DIE-CAST AND CUSTOM CAR SHOW.


The Toyfair features a huge exhibitors’ floor of around a hundred of the country’s top toy merchants selling the most sought-after toy lines from Hasbro, Mattel, Sideshow, Hot Toys, McFarlane and NECA, and pop-culture collectibles from movie, sci-fi and anime properties.

The main event is highlighted by a Christmas toy drive for the benefit of cancer-stricken kids of the National Children’s Hospital.  There will also be a Christmas Cosplay Parade around the SM Megamall and in the event venue.  There will also be a collectibles auction and other segments featuring the country’s toy collecting clubs like Pinoy Toy Kolektor, Toy Soldier 1:18, Flip Geeks and more.

The cool Christmas air also brings the coolest in die-cast car collectibles as Die Cast Philippines (DCPH) rolls in with exhibits of the country’s top die-cast car collectors.  There will also be a die-cast car Gravity Race, a Custom Car Show Competition and the biggest DCPH die-cast swap meet of the year.  DCPH also offers a show exclusive – a limited edition customized 1st Philippine Die-Cast and Custom Car Show VW Bus and they will also be raffling off exclusive 1/18 scale Disney Cars.

Get the best the season can offer and enjoy the shining, shimmering glow of brand new toys, die-cast cars and collectibles.

A Shining, shimmering Christmas at The 6TH CHRISTMAS TOYFAIR and the 1st PHILIPPINE DIE-CAST AND CUSTOM CAR SHOW happens at the SM Megatrade Hall 1, 5th floor of the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City on December 16 to 17, Friday to Sunday from 10:00 Am to 9:00 Pm.

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This event is presented by Collectibles Unlimited, the SM Megatrade Halls and Die Cast Philippines (DCPH) and sponsored by Hotdogs on Sticks, Sugar Free n Blue and Big Boys Toy Store. The event is supported by Otakuzine, Mindstyle, Pinoy Toy Kolektor, Toy Soldier 118, Anime Alliance, Flip Geeks and the SM Megamall.

Visit our website at www.toyconph.com and www.facebook.com/toyconph

December 5, 2011

OFW Remittances at an All-time High: Social Remittances as New Currency from Global Pinoys

Remittances from Filipinos working overseas are at an all-time high.  And no, it’s not just because they’re sending back US dollars, Saudi Riyals, Euros or Japanese Yen; but because our modern-day heroes are sending back what’s known as social remittances.

Social remittances refer to ideas, practices, identities and social capital that flow from receiving to sending country communities. It was coined by sociologist Peggy Levitt in her book "The Transnational Villagers" and she describes social remittances being transferred by migrants and refugees that are exchanged by letters or other forms of communication that includes phone, fax, the internet or video. She suggested that social remittance affects family relations, gender roles, class and race identity, as well as have a substantial impact on political, economic and religious participation. 

This concept isn’t something new for the Philippines. In the 1800s, this was already seen through the newspaper La Solidaridad and the novels of Jose Rizal. Like them whose ideas paved . In the 21st century, blogging is the new form of social remittance of Filipinos working and living abroad.  Through their blogs they are publishing their stories online to inspire others. They also advocate for causes, help others and muster support from their readers to help effect change in their own little ways.

With globalization, Filipino migrants are beginning to realize the power of harnessing the potential of social remittance. They may be students pursuing a higher education, a professional with a white-collar job or a migrant working as house help; but all of them have something in common: an economic goal and aspiration.

This year the Pinoy Expat/OFW Blog Awards or PEBA 2011 is geared to recognize the contributions of Filipino bloggers abroad. This year’s theme is dubbed as "Ako'y Magbabalik, Hatid Ko'y Pagbabago." (I Will Return, I Will Bring Change) as Balikbayans not only send back their monetary remittances; but social remittances as well.

For this year PEBA opens a new blog search called PEBA’s Any Blogger, Anywhere for all Filipino bloggers in various categories, at home or abroad. This year’s blog contest will look into narratives as to how returning Expats/OFW will make use and share their social remittance or their talents, skills and fortunes

to bring change to their families, communities and country. Expats/OFW bloggers who will be joining the contest will be required to write a blog entry on the said theme. There is also an ongoing blog contest for OFW supporters.

For 2011, VIPinoy, a service and perks for overseas Filipinos and OFWs offered by Ayala Malls is the biggest sponsor of PEBA. Ayala Mall is providing Trinoma Activity Center as the venue for the awards nights on December 9, 2011 and Market Market as venue for its photo exhibit from December 9, 2011. PEBA is equally supported by one of its long time partner NOKIA and communication giant Globe Telecom.
PEBA will exclusively invite some 200 guests who can make their reservation and confirmation/RSVP of their attendance through VIPinoy Lounges in the different Ayala Malls and the awarding will be watched by a thousand or more and will be telecast live for OFWs to watch.

For more information regarding PEBA, please visit http://www.pinoyblogawards.com/.

December 3, 2011

My Househusband: Ikaw Na! A Fun PRESSCon with Ms. Eugene Domingo


Last Nov. 30, 2011 I had the chance to cover the presscon for the movie "My Househusband: Ikaw Na!" with Miss Eugene Domingo and Direk Joey Reyes at Kenny Roger's Roasters in Katipunan.


The presscon with the bloggers went pretty great! The question and answer with Miss Uge was FUN! even though she looks really tired in promoting the movie. Eugene Domingo plays BFF to Ryan Agoncillo in the movie. The first time Eugene and Ryan were seen together on the big screen was in 2005's "Kutob" under OctoArts Film where she played a maid who had just one scene with his character.

6 years later, Eugene enjoys the ultimate upgrade in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry, "My HouseHusband: Ikaw Na!" from the same outfit. Starring Ryan Agoncillo as Rod and his wife, superstar-actress Judy Ann Santos as Mia, the comedienne plays Aida; his neighbor who also happens to be the mistress of another man. Rod and Aida develop a friendship so strong that it even got working-mother-whose-always-away Mia jealous at one point. "So malamang I have more than one scene with Ryan here kasi close  nga dapat mga characters namin yaman at mag-bestfriends kami na pinagselosan pa,' Eugene said.

Kidding aside, the awarded comedienne considers "My Househusband: Ikaw Na!" special to her for many reasons: As mentioned, she plays here a mistress, a first in her career; it is the first Ryan-Juday film after they got marriedl the comedienne gets to work anew with Joey Reyes, one of her all-time favorite directors; and its story is beyond assumptions made based on the title. "It will make you think about or make that, rethink the roles a man and a woman play in a marriage, the relationship between the opposite sex, the importance of and dynamics in communication, and so on. Makatotohanan ang kwento ng pelikula at kung di nyo man makita ang sarili nyo kay Mia, ROd o Aida ay may kakilala kayo na kahawig ng buhay nung tatlo," Eugene said.

She believes the MMFF entry will show the metamorphosis of Ryan into an actor to reckon with. "Si Juday, magaling na talagang aktor yan dati pa pero dito, humabol si Ryan dahil nga sa kanya ang title role. I can say that the two lead stars gave their best under the guidance of Direk Joey Reyes. Mark my words, Ryan in 'My HouseHusband' is a revelation!" the comedienne lauded.

 


"My HouseHusband: Ikaw Na!" is about a married couple who has a mon-traditional set-up in that Rod takes care of the house and kids while Mia looks after putting food on the table. Along the way, situations arise that test the arrangement and their relationship.

Click here for more: Eugene Domingo's My Househusband:IKAW Na! PRESSCon Photo Coverage

Joey calls the film neither comedy nor drama but simply "about real life." "Madami ng househusbands sa panahon ngayon who become one either by choice or circumstance at alin man sa dalawa ang dahilan ay hindi yon masama. In the film, we explored the intricacies of being  in the shoes of the househusband as well as the working mother. Nagbabago ang panahon at ito ang katotohanan sa ngayon sa madaming magasawa," Joey said.

The esteemed director made special note of the "confrontation" scene between Mia and Aida. "Kakabugin nila si Anne Curtis at Christine Reyes!" he quipped.

Like Eugene, Direk Joey heaped praises on Ryan and Juday. "Nai-aaply nila sa kanilang roles ang ginawa nila sa tunay na buhay as parents. It's very real and we get the work done faster kasi nga natural na lang sa kanilang dalawa yung role."



"My HouseHusband: Ikaw Na!" is produced by OctoArts film as their entry to the 2011 MMFF that's set to open on December 25.

Pinoy Homecoming Hospitality Center Opens at DMIA

Balikbayans arriving at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) in Pampanga, will experience their warmest welcome yet with the opening of the Pinoy Homecoming Hospitality Center at the airport on November 29.

Spearheaded by the Department of Tourism (DOT), the homecoming center is part of the government's ongoing efforts to boost visitor arrivals from the balikbayan market by 25 percent in the next five years. Dubbed as the Pinoy Homecoming campaign, it primarily targets Filipinos based overseas, not only in the United States and Canada but worldwide.

A result of Presidential Proclamation No. 181 “Declaring the Years 2011 to 2016 as the Pinoy Homecoming Years” signed on June 3, 2011, the campaign supports Republic Act No. 6768, as amended, or the “Balikbayan Program.” Under the Balikbayan Program, overseas Filipinos (OFs) are given special privileges and benefits in recognition of their contribution to the growth of the Philippine economy in terms of foreign exchange inflow and remittances.

“This is a campaign that recognizes three things: the invaluable contributions of Filipinos overseas, our urgent need to develop and promote Philippine tourism further and how much can be achieved when government agencies work together,” shares DOT Secretary Ramon Jimenez. “We also have to tap into the market of second and third generation Filipinos abroad and encourage them to discover their roots.”

To reach this set of younger Filipinos abroad, the campaign also has a digital marketing component. Through the website www.pinoyhomecoming.ph,  Pinoys abroad can easily access Philippine news portals, tourism products and services, practical balikbayan tips, Philippine holiday and festival calendars, as well as a directory of industry partners and the contact details of DOT’s international offices.


The campaign is supported by Globe Telecom, Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC)and the over 700 partner-merchants nationwide. For more information on the campaign and balikbayan benefits, contact the Pinoy Homecoming Secretariat at 632 525-1255, 632 525-9318 local 268 or 244; fax to (632) 521-6165, or e-mail at tts@dotpcvc.gov.ph.

December 2, 2011

Vote for BLOG-PH.com for the Bloggers' Choice Award in the Philippine Blog Awards 2011






Here are some of the reasons why BLOG-PH.com got my support:
  • BLOG-PH.com is just under 1 year old but already averaging 40,000 views a month.
  • One of the Top 100 Pinoy Blogs according to Top Blogs Philippines, peaked at #88 last week.
  • Ranked as the #2 Music blog according to Top Blogs Philippines, and peaked #6 at News and Journalism Category last week.
  • It's actually a BlogSpot blog but doesn't look like one.
  • Voted 37 times at Emerging Influential Blogs of 2011
  • and mostly, INFORMATIVE!

Good luck BLOG-PH.com!

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