Life and love lessons from Star Cinema's "She's the One"

Isa ang Dingdong Dantes-Bea Alonzo-Enrique Gil movie na "She's The One" sa halos limang beses sa isang linggo ko pinanood na movie with different kinds of people, friends. Anyways, kahit alam kong iba't-ibang tao sila, kanya-kanya ng tastes, may common term sila na sinabi sa akin after the movie. They liked the movie and they will surely watch it again with their other friends. That's what you call word-of-mouth promotion went viral. 'Di ba?

I really enjoyed this movie. Typical story with happy ending pero galing lang ng pagkadeliver ni Bea, Enrique and Dingdong. The story is character-driven and strong pagkasulat ng characters nila.

Bagay kay Enrique yung role nya. Tawang-tawa ako nung nag-awww si David nung nalaman niyang wala pang experience si Cat. Enrique is really a cute guy, gandnag tingnan sa screen.

I was able to watch "One More Try" but I appreciate Dingdong more in "She's The One." He fits the role of Wacky perfectly. Oozing with chemistry ang bea-dong. Hope this won't be their last movie.

Bea is really an amazing actress. She really gives justice to her roles. I would also like to commend Coleen Garcia for her 'utak ampaw' role, as in very natural, bagay na bagay.

What's the reason ba why I watched "She's the One" over and over again? Well, I'm not losing money here. The movie is really worth-watching for the nth time.

It's really entertaining and you'll learn a lot from this movie:

1. In love, age doesn't matter. 8 years gap is pretty much acceptable like in this movie na ma-fall inlove. Kahit na ganun kalaki ang gap, nakita ko naman ang chemistry nina Bea at Enrique and aminado naman akong kinilig ako sa mga scenes nila.

2. In love, there's also generation gap. Kitang-kita naman 'yan with the scenes between Bea and Enrique on how they deal with problems. As we age, we mature. Sana lang lahat.

3. It's still better to be with someone as your age. Not just because of generation gap, pero ito ang mas tanggap.

Favorite lines from the movie:

  • Maricar Reyes to Cat: "He has his moments but I think you're holding to moments. You're holding on to who you want him to be."
  • Wacky to Cat: "I will be that one guy who will never break up with you and you will be that one girl who will never break up with me."
  • David to Cat: "I don't think I can replace him, not in the show and most definitely, not in your heart."
  • David to Cat: "Thank you for trying so hard. Thank you. You could try harder to wait for me 'til I grow up or I can try harder to wait for you to move on. Or we can try to be honest."
This movie deserves a follow up movie please!



Centuries old churches and other historical landmarks, in a matter of seconds, they're ruined

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook large parts of the Visayas and Mindanao on Tuesday, October 15, bringing widespread damage in the region.

I was young, I wanted to visit these historical churches especially those centuries old churches. Other than being our religious establishments, these are also historical landmarks, and we're studying it since elementary to high school until college, and in a matter of seconds, they're ruined.

I haven't been in Cebu or in Bohol or any part of Visayas and Mindanao, but when I saw pictures made by the magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Cebu and Bohol, I feel like I'm devastated - I was shocked! It's heartbreaking, indeed. These are a loss not only to the Visayans and to those in Mindanao but to all Filipinos in general, because other than them being religious icons for the Catholics, for everyone else, they're heritage sites that clearly reveal a portion of the history of these islands and the people.

If only we had enough funds that would have helped protect these landmarks - to bring it back. I hope the damaged sites are rebuilt soon too since this is part of the region's tourist industry and it would help them get back on their feet.

My deepest sympathy to those people who've lost their love ones. Let's all help out in the coming days with their immediate needs. #PrayForVisayasandMindanao



What's your passion?

What is my passion? That's one of the many questions asked during the Systema launch last night.

I have plenty of passions in life. I easily get interested in things, as if I am a baby who gets amazed by colorful objects. It also depends on my interest. I have a lot of interests, but not all of it has become my passion. One of these passions is blogging which I answered during the the program, posted via Instagram where they will pick the winners.

This is my answer to the question - What's your passion?:
My passion is blogging. It’s not just about having an online space, it’s also about sharing - making your desires known and inviting others to help you achieve them. As a successful Blogger one day, I will be able to empower other bloggers to guide a community and move them for a better cause.

I am blogging since I was in highschool, then when I started college in Far Estern University. That's where I transferred to Blogger and opened a lot of blogsites. No one taught me how to blog. I am also a fast learner, but it doesn’t mean I’m intelligent. I learned blogging as fast as I learned how to use facebook.

I didn't win on this contest but it's okey. I'm also sure I will learn new things I am passionate about as I become more educated and grow older and wiser.



Netizens react to Star Cinema's announcement that Angel Locsin will reprise the role as "Darna"

Star Cinema managing director Malou Santos confirms Angel Locsin is still the "Darna" (see this link)

On October 6 (Sunday), news about Angel Locsin to reprise the role of "Darna" in a Star Cinema movie as confirmed by its managing director Malou Santos spread like wildfire. You heard it right, Angel will reprise the role that made her famous 8 years ago on GMA Network, now on Star Cinema. Angel don the role in 2005 on GMA Network but when she left, it was given to actress Marian Rivera to reprise the role in the series.

Upon announcement, 'Angel Locsin is Darna' made it to the trending topic on Twitter nationwide and recieved a lot of netizens' reactions from different social media sites. Some of them are happy and some are not. Well, that's normal.

Check out the reactions below:

What's your opinion to this? Tell me...



2013 Coke Barkadahan Grant Program Awardees

Twenty project proposals from different schools in Metro Manila was selected to receive grants of up to Php 20,000.00 to kickstart their proposed projects.

After a thorough evaluation of all the valid project proposals that COCA-COLA Foundation Philippines, Inc. received from different school organizations from colleges and universities all over Metro Manila, they announced the winners of this year’s Coke Barkadahan Grant Program on September 25, at the Coke Office in BGC. The grants was given to the groups that best demonstrates the Coke Barkada spirit of collective volunteerism, or 'working together for the community and living the value of positive action for positive change.'

Project proposals were gauged on their alignment to the core programs of the company and their sustainability. Another key criterion is how the youth organization embodies the ''Coke Barkada Spirit.''

Winning project proposals in alphabetical order:
  1. Aklat Mo, Sagot Ko
  2. Basa Basa Rin Pag May Time
  3. Build-a-Lab
  4. Creating A Healthy Environment
  5. EARIST-APSOC Educational Community Outreach
  6. eskWElang on d' Go!
  7. E-Waste Project
  8. Handog Karunungan, Kaakbay Kalikasan
  9. IT 4 ALL (Information Technology for All)
  10. Mangrove Tree Planting
  12. On the Move for the Mangrove
  13. Project G: The Green Youth Movement
  14. Project Lab Ko 'To
  15. Proposition R; Rebuild, Recover, Remediate
  17. The Phi Village
  18. Tulong Karunungan
  19. You Pledge a Tree, They'll Learn ABC
  20. YOUth can do IT! 
The Awarding was spare headed by the Coca-Cola Foundation Phils. Chairman Guillermo Aponte, Coca-Cola Foundation Phils. President Cecilia Alcantara and presented by Coca-Cola Phils VP for Public Affairs and Communications Atty. Adel Tamano.

The 20 winning groups received P20,000 for projects ranging from building mini-libraries near public elementary schools to reforesting the border of Lian, Batangas with mangroves.



Download PLDT & Me app and get a chance to win exciting prizes!

This November, leading telecoms company PLDT will be celebrating its 85th anniversary of continuing vitality and dynamism of an organization that has played such an important role in the lives of Filipinos for so many years.

Just like our mediums of communications today, PLDT has gone through several transformations and has been an integral part of homes, schools, and businesses for decades. It has been entrusted by generations of Filipinos to shape the landscape of their communication.

PLDT has been an integral part of homes, schools, and businesses for decades. It has been entrusted by generations of Filipinos to shape the landscape of their communication. This is why PLDT has come up with ways to celebrate its anniversary with the public—because its milestones are also every Filipino’s milestones.

As it celebrates its 85th anniversary, PLDT continues to come up with exciting activities for everyone. Just recently, the telecommunications corporation wrapped up its highly successful Then & Now promo, where some of the latest Samsung gadgets were awarded in a weekly draw for four consecutive weeks.

After the successful gadget giveaway Then & Now promo, PLDT now announces a new promo for its fans on Facebook to enjoy - PLDT & Me which encourages everyone to upload a photo of themselves, their relatives, or their friends using a PLDT telephone unit. The photo can be from as long ago as 1928, the year PLDT was founded, all the way up to present day.

To join, here's the mechanics:
  1. Download the app, which will be available by September 30, 12NN
  2. Register and upload a photo of yourself or of a relative/friend using a PLDT phone. (The photo can be from any year, beginning with 1928 - the year PLDT was founded
*All approved photos submitted will qualify for an e-raffle draw, where three participants can win awesome prizes from PLDT each week. Participants can upload their photos once they have registered and they will receive an email from PLDT within 24-48 hours to let them know if the photos submitted are valid. For all the details, please read the Mechanics and Terms and Conditions sections found on the PLDT & Me app page.

Here are the details of the weekly e-raffle draws:

The promo runs from September 30 to October 25 and can be joined by downloading the PLDT & Me app from the PLDT Home, PLDT SME Nation, or PLDT Public Affairs page on Facebook, or by going straight to



Poor puppy!

Wikipedia states: ‘Cruelty to animals or animal abuse is the infliction of suffering or harm upon animals, other than humans, for purposes other than self-defense. More narrowly, it can be harm for specific gain, such as killing animals for food or for their fur. Diverging viewpoints are held by jurisdictions throughout the world.’ 
A video of the cruel girls having themselves a laugh and proud who beats a puppy until the puppy can no longer walk, gasping for the later part the puppy died senseless using their ugly feet.

VIDEO: Three heartless girls killing a poor puppy!

This puppy has no voice, just a loud cry, can’t speak the language of humans and these ugly girls with ugly hearts, are totally, insensitive to pain felt by the puppy. It seems like they're happy doing it, they are still smiling while doing it like it's no big deal. They're hilarious! Unbelievable people! Not only idiots, they are profound!

This what they call 'Animal Crush' for perverts and sadists who enjoy watching such explicit cruelty on a animal. This has to end. For these three girls, they've lost their humanity, their worth and truly, I really hope that karma works, because then you'll get nothing more than they deserve . . . as for this puppy, I couldn't and wouldn't watch to the end. This is truly a disgrace to humankind.

This is one of the most severe cases of animal abuse I’ve ever seen, letting the puppy suffer in pain sends a shiver through the spine. Cruelty to anyone or anything is always wrong and is even worse when the victim is someone or something that cannot defend themselves or speak or cry for help... poor puppy.



Iraya-Mangyans preserve traditions thru weaving

Ayala Foundation will showcase Iraya-Mangyan and their beautiful nito weaving tradition on October 10 via 'Ayala Group Fair Share Store' at  at the 2nd Floor Gallery of the InterContinental Hotel in Makati City.

Since I grew up in Mindoro, I've seen and met some members of the tribes of Mangyans like the Buhid and Hanunuo and sadly, only few of them have been practicing their culture now. That's why, it's great to know that the Iraya-Mangyan tribe preserved their tradition in the modern times.

The Iraya-Mangyan are an Indigenous Group residing in Puerto Galera who for generations have safe guarded and continue to breathe life into the art of nito weaving. Traditionally crafted into baskets, the Iraya-Mangyan have developed this art form to be able to create modern items such as coasters, trays, and and bread plates among others.

Nito refers to the special vine that grows in the wild. Because it cannot be cultivated or planted, the Iraya-Mangyan make only what the earth allows, ensuring the earth-friendly and sustainable nature of their art. Each nito woven item is one-of-a-kind, with no single design being exactly the same as the other. Delicately crafted by a single individual, a large basket takes roughly one week to complete. These specialty crafts require much time and patience but the final work speaks volumes of our rich indigenous tradition and excellent craftsmanship.

Check out these nito crafts made by the indigenous people of Mindoro:

With Christmas just around the corner, the nito crafts are ideal gifts items--while being beautiful, functional and durable, they also celebrate a culture we can be proud of.  With each purchase of the nito crafts, a contribution goes to the education, housing management, health, and livelihood development of the Iraya-Mangyan in partnership with the Ayala Foundation.

We are encourage you to come and see the nito crafts for sale at the 'Ayala Group Fair Share Store' on October 10, 2013 from 10am to 7pm at the 2nd Floor Gallery of the InterContinental Hotel in Makati City. They will be joined by other partner communities of the Ayala Group who will also be showcasing an exciting array creative products.

You may also visit the display booth of the Iraya-Mangyan crafts at the 3rd Floor of Greenbelt 5 or at the Museum Shop of the Ayala Museum.