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The Great Wall of China in Mutianyu

The Great Wall of China is referred to in Mandarin as Wanli Changcheng (10,000-Li Long Wall or simply very long wall) BEIJING, CHINA- S...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Pwede kitang Idikdik Pababa- Iwa Moto on Jodi Sta. Maria

After being painted as a "homewrecker," an indignant Iwa Moto has turned the tables on Jodi Sta. Maria, the ex-wife of her current boyfriend Pampi Lacson.

In an explosive interview with Cristy Fermin on "Paparazzi Showbiz Exposed" on Saturday, Iwa alleged that it was in fact Jodi who cheated on Pampi two years ago when the latter had an affair with Mickey Ablan, Iwa's boyfriend at that time. "Ang sakit po ng sinasabihan ako ng kabit, homewrecker, ang sakit po. Dahil alam ko sa sarili ko na hindi totoo ‘yun. At alam din ni Jodi kung ano ang totoo dahil siya naman talaga ang nag-umpisa ng lahat ng ito," Iwa said.

The former GMA talent said she confronted Jodi two years ago when she discovered the affair between her and Mickey. Although Mickey admitted it to Iwa, she said Jodi did not. "Yes, kinausap ko po siya. Suma total po, dinenay niya po sa akin. Hindi po siya umamin," she recalled. "Bale iniyakan ko po siya, nagmakaawa ako. Tinanong ko kung bakit niya nagawa sa akin iyon bilang idol ko siya. Kasi tinitingala ko po siya. Isa siya sa mga artistang sobrang hinahangaan ko dati.

"Ang sakit na 'yung hinahangaan mo, yun pa yung taong mananakit sa iyo. Tapos nung time na yun umamin na rin po sa akin si Mickey," she added. Iwa said she also called Pampi on the phone to tell her about the affair and she discovered that it wasn’t a secret to him, either. "Tinawagan ko si Pampi para pagsabihan niya ang asawa niya. Yun pala alam niya ang lahat," she revealed.

For further proof, Iwa cited Jodi's own silence about the reason why her marriage to Pampi ended in a separation. "Bakit mula noon hanggang ngayon hindi siya nagsasalita? Dahil alam niya sa sarili niya kung ano ang totoo. Mas masakit yun para sa kanya dahil alam niya yung totoo, niloloko niya yung sarili niya, e." Suma total, dito takot siyang magsalita dahil alam niya kapag pumitik ako, kapag nagalit ako, may pruweba ako at pwede ko pa siyang idikdik pababa," she said.

Iwa declared that she had nothing to do with the breakdown of the Jodi-Pampi marriage and that she and Pampi only became an item last month. "Ang suma total lang dito, gusto ko lang iklaro sa lahat na hindi ako ang naging dahilan kung bakit naghiwalay silang dalawa. Kung meron man silang problemang mag-asawa noon, sa kanila na yun. Pinauubaya ko na yun sa kanila kasi two years ago yun. Labas ako doon," she clarified.

Iwa told Cristy that her tell-all interview had Pampi's blessings. "Opo. All throughout hindi niya ako pinabayaan. Sa lahat nang ito lagi lang siyang nasa tabi ko. Nandiyan siya para bigyan ako ng advice. Ultimo mo dito sa interview na ito, tinatanong [ko siya] kung paano ko anuhin, kasi suma total, ang iniisip lang namin talaga, hindi na po si Jodi. "Wala na po kaming parehong pakialam kay Jodi kasi may sarili na siyang buhay. Sa pagkakaalam ko may boyfriend na siya. Doon na siya, masaya na siya, naka-move on na siya. "Masaya na kami ni Pampi, hayaan na lang kami. Ang ano lang dito, ang iniisip lang namin ‘yung bata (Thirdy, the son of Pampi and Jodi). Kasi ayoko lang dumating ‘yung panahon na isipin nung bata ako ang dahilan," Iwa explained.

Iwa also confessed that she has gotten very close to Thirdy. "Si Thirdy, para sa akin, hindi man lumabas sa akin ‘yan, mahal ko iyan bilang anak ko. Tuwing nasa poder po ni Pampi si Thirdy, kami po ang laging magkasama. Minsan nga po iniiwan na sa akin, like ako ang maghahatid sa Kumon, mga ganun. "Kasi napamahal na sa akin yung bata. Yun ang batang hinding-hindi mahirap mahalin dahil napakabuti, napakabait, napakalambing," she said.

Iwa ended with this message for Jodi: "Naaawa ako sayo kasi ang hirap ng dinadala mo. Yung kasinungalingan na binubuo mo sa utak mo, pinapaniwalaan mo. Masakit yun e, yung nakapanakit ka ng tao ni hindi mo magawang mag-sorry dahil dine-deny mo pati sa sarili mo. Alam mo yung totoo. Ngayon, sige, okay lang sa akin kung mag-react ka dito, wala akong pakialam. Pero mag-ingat ka kasi tandaan mo, nasa akin pa rin yung huling halakhak dahil ako ang may pruweba at ako ang inapakan mo dati," Iwa concluded.

Source: Interaksyon

2012 Manila Invitational Underwater Hockey Tournament

To our underwater hockey friends,

The Polo Puck Pirates Underwater Hockey Club wishes to invite you to participate in the 2012 Manila Invitational Underwater Hockey Tournament -- it is the biggest inter-club tournament in Asia, based in the Philippines.

The tournament is going to be held on November 30 to December 2 at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, right at the heart of Manila! It is located within Malate, an old district of Manila and the center of nightlife and clubbing. The venue has a 50m x 20m lap pool which features smooth tiles, and depth of up to 6.5ft.

Teams will be competing in 3 divisions: Men's Division, Women's Division and the Mixed Division. Please refer to the attached formal invitation for tournament format and rules.

Underwater Hockey will certainly be more fun in the Philippines with a side trip to beautiful Coron, in the islands of Palawan! Please refer to the formal invitation for the proposed I.T. 
I hope that you will join us for a full week of amazing underwater hockey, fun parties and an exciting get-away!

Tough Guy's Day-Off on Father's Day 2012 with Clarity

He’s tough when he needs to be, strict when things seem to start to get out of hand, yet subtle in his ways. Cool, calm, and collected, dads always seem to have everything under control, a figure that instantly induces comfort because of his mere presence and authority.

Despite the tough outer shell, fathers have a soft spot especially reserved for those closest to their heart. The desire to provide for loved ones drives these pillars of the family to push their limits and do whatever it takes to get things done.

For all the hard work that our fathers have put into creating a safe and secure refuge for the family, he definitely deserves a rejuvenating treat. Now that Father’s Day is just around the corner, there is no better time to get the man what he deserves by taking him to Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center, where wide range of services and treatments are aimed to please and pamper.

Among the treatments available at the Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center is its list of facial services, which includes nourishing and firming, visibly improves facial complexion. Clarity’s Nourishing Facial fits the bill by instantly refreshing and nourishing the skin. The Oxy-Rejuvenating Facial, on the other hand, infuses oxygen into the skin, making it younger looking; while the Algotherm Anti-Aging Facial revitalizes the skin giving it a nice and youthful glow. These are perks that a stressed-out dad would surely appreciate.

Other treatments such as the Ultra-Firming Facial would give dad a reason to smile, as the treatment hydrates and strengthens the skin’s structure for a firmer look. Dads looking to rejuvenate and relax at the same time might try the Ultra-Soothing Facial, which relaxes and soothes sensitive skin.
Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center sweetens the deal for Father’s Day through its Father and child Look-alike Contest, which gives Clarity’s patrons a chance to win prizes and surprises for dad and other family members. Those interested may check out Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center’s Facebook page to learn more about the competition guidelines and mechanics.

Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center offers a wide range of anti-aging and contouring services that can help give dad that youthful boost on his special day. Clarity’s personalized service guarantees only the best board-certified doctors and the latest services in dermatology, aesthetic dentistry, and cosmetic surgery all in one clinic.
Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center has the rewards that put a smile on every father’s face. Even the toughest guy needs a day off and there’s no better way than with the gentle touch from Clarity.

Visit Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center at the 5th Level Wellness Zone, Shangri-la Plaze Mall , EDSA corner Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City. For more information, contact their office through telephone number (02) 638-1297 or through their Customer Service Hotline 632-751-4929 or visit their website


Sining, aliw at kagalakan ang hatid ng gabi ng pagbibigay pugay sa pinakamagagaling sa larangan ng pelikula. Ang ika-35 na taon ng Gawad Urian ay ginanap noong Miyerkules ng gabi, June 13,2012 sa AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
Nagsilbing mga hosts sina Butch Francisco, Angel Aquino, Zoren Legaspi at Venus Raj at sinimulan ang programa sa awitin nina Frenchie Dy at Eric Santos.

Ang magarbong gabi ay dinaluhan ng pinakamalalaking artista. Naghandog naman ng makabayang awitin ang  pinakamagagaling na mang-aawit ng bansa. 

Sa kinalaunan ng gabi naihayag din ng mga presenters at ng mga miyembro ng Manunuri ang mga nagwagi sa Gawad Urian. Dalawa sa pinakamagaling na aktor ng kanilang henerasyon ang nagwagi ng pinaka-aabangang papuri.
Tinanggap ni Paulo Avelino ang parangal para sa Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor para sa pelikulang “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa” habang tinanggap ni Maja Salvador ang parangal para sa Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktres para sa pelikulang “Thelma”.
Emosyonal nilang tinaggap ang mga papuri at malaki ang kanilang pasasalamat sa gawad. Napaluha si Salvador sa tuwa habang yapos ang kanyang tropeo.
 “Sa mga manunuri, maraming salamat sa pagtitiwala at sa pagkilala sa lahat ng binuhos ko sa Thelma,” ani niya.
Samantalang pinasalamatan naman ni Avelino ang lahat ng may-akda sa mala-tulang pelikulang, “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”. “Kung wala po kayo, ay wala rin po ako dito. Marami pong salamat,” ani ng aktor.
Pinakamaraming natanggap na parangal mula sa Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino ang pelikulang “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa” Nakuha nito ang Best Screenplay (Alvin Yapan), Best Supporting Actress (Jean Garcia), Best Cinematography (Arvin Viola), at Best Music (Christine Muyco at Jema Pamintuan).
Ang mga sumusunod ang nagwagi sa ika-35 na taon ng Gawad Urian:
Best Picture: “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”
Best Actress: Maja Salvador “Thelma”
Best Actor : Paulo Avelino “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”
Best Director:  Alvin Yapan “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”
Best Supporting Actress: Jean Garcia “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”
Best Supporting Actor: Art Acuña “Niño”
Best Screenplay: Alvin Yapan “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”
Best Cinematography: Arvin Viola “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”
Best Production Design: Maulen Fadul “The Natural Phenomenon of Madness”
Best Editing: Lawrence Fajardo “Amok”
Best Music: Christine Muyco and Jema Pamintuan “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”
Best Sound: Albert Michael Idioma and Addiss Tabong “Amok”
Best Documentary: “Tundong Magiliw”
Best Short Film: “Sirip”
Ipinagkaloob ang Natatanging Gawad Urian sa cinematographer na si Rody Lacap para sa kanyang mga pelikulang Itim, Batch ’81, Kisapmata, Oro Plata Mata, Misteryo sa Tuwa at iba pa. Binigyan siya ng pugay bilang isa sa mga henyo ng pelikula.
Ang ika-35 na Gawad Urian ay kaakibat ng Cinema One at nang Film Development Council of the Philippines. Ipapalabas ang engradeng awards night sa numero unong cable channel ng bansa. Huwag palampasin ang gabi ng pagpupugay sa Hunyo 16, 2012, 11:00 p.m. na may mga replay sa Hunyo 17, 4:00 p.m. at sa Hunyo 24, 10:00 p.m. sa Cinema One. Available ang Cinema One sa SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver at iba pang cable operators. Para sa mga detalye tungkol sa numero unong cable channel ng bansa, mag log-on sa

List of Winners to the 2012 Mafbex Entrance Tickets Contest

And the winners are...


Congratulations to the following readers who won two(2) tickets each to the 2012 MAFBEX at the World Trade Center. Tickets are good only for today June 16, 2012 until Sunday, June 17, 2012. 




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Entry #70Andrea A.                   - two(2) tickets plus a shirt
Entry #82Gina R.                        - two(2) tickets plus a shirt
Entry #20James M.                    - two(2) tickets plus a shirt
Entry #76Jell R.                          - two(2) tickets
Entry #32Myk R.                         - two(2) tickets
Entry #95tin g.                             - two(2) tickets
Entry #14Mary A.                        - two(2) tickets
Entry #46Emiliana S.                 - two(2) tickets
Entry #7Bernie S.                       - two(2) tickets
Entry #59axlpowerhouse         - two(2) tickets 

Tin G. gave up her two tickets so I raffled it again and the winner is Cherryl Opon, congrats Che!

I already sent each and everyone of you an e-mail with the instructions on how to claim your tickets.

Enjoy Mafbex!

Have a great day everyone!

God bless us all!

Miss World Philippines 2012 Candidates

TV5 and Miss World Philippines present the official 25 candidates who will vie for the title of Miss World Philippines 2012.


25 Official Contestants for Miss World Philippines 2012

  1. Kaye Wigand
  2. Vanessa Claudine Amman
  3. Rosheila Tungol
  4. Mariz Ong
  5. Carla Terina Lizardo
  6. Paula Rich Bartolome
  7. Maria Teresita Alaine Baccay
  8. Maham Ahmed
  9. Rizzini Alexis Gomez
  10. Larah Grace Lacap
  11. Vania Valeri Vispo
  12. Paulina Eliseeff
  13. Maryanne Ross Misa
  14. Mariver Ocampo
  15. Daphne Tanya Molenar
  16. Brenna Cassandra Gamboa
  17. April Love Jordan
  18. Rufaida Babudin
  19. Marie Loraine Dione de Guzman
  20. Kaye Michelle Agnes
  21. Fer Mary Baliquig
  22. Queenrich Rehman
  23. Lara Lee Sarino
  24. Natacha Peugniez
  25. Maria Danna Javier

Images courtesy of Miss World Philippines and OPMB


End Your Compromise and Win Surprises from KOTEX®

What’s the boldest, most daring thing you’ve done beyond your comfort zone?
Your answers can pave the way for you to be chosen by KOTEX® in its newest promo, which shores up the brand’s battle cry for every reinvented Maria Clara who boldly stands by her passions and beliefs—even when you have a period!
With a keen understanding of reality and what women go through, KOTEX® is bringing a more elegant solution to eliminate compromise for good as it introduces KOTEX® with Pro-Active Guards. This newest pad, specially designed to gently cradle a woman’s body for a close fit, forms protective barriers to provide ultimate leakage protection and let more Filipino women continue engaging in their passions. KOTEX® with Pro-Active Guards also comes with Rapid Absorb Funnels, which are specially designed to absorb fluid during heavy or sudden flow, locking the liquid away securely and, thus, preventing leakage.
“Being a reinvented modern Maria Clara doesn’t mean you lose the essence of being a Filipina. The idea is about proudly involving yourself in a lot of things—your job, day-to-day tasks, and leisurely activities for example,” ,” said passionate blogger, music enthusiast and actress Saab Magalona, one of the newest faces of KOTEX®. “And of course, when you’re occupied, you don’t want to be bothered by troubles down there because you have to stay focused and give your best on what you’re doing.”
So ladies, if you think that compromising your passions just because it’s that time of the month is an option, then you might want to think again. With KOTEX® with Pro-Active Guards and the KOTEX® End of Compromise promo, all you have to do is to think about the things that you will never compromise, share it with the brand and have a chance to win up to P20,000!
For more details, you may refer to this video:
Also, mechanics can be found on Kotex Philippines’ Facebook Page (
1.  Contest is open to all Filipino women aged 16-35 years old. There is no limit as to the number of video entries an individual can submit.
 2. The video clip should not be less than 30 seconds short but not more than 1 minute long.
3. Theme for the video: “This Maria Clara Does Not Compromise.” Participants must come up with a video showing her doing a unique activity that demonstrates how she embodies a reinvented Maria Clara.
4.  Upload your video via Youtube and answer the official registration form on the Kotex PH Facebook fan page (
 5.  Wait for two (2) email notifications from Kotex PH: (1) a confirmation that your entry was received and (2) a notice that your entry has been posted in our official FB fan page. Only entries posted on the Kotex PH Facebook account shall be considered as official entries.        
 6.  A screening and review committee will view all entries to ensure that the videos conform to the standards of decency and are aligned with the values that Kotex embodies.        
7. Cut-off period for submission of entries shall be at 11:59 pm on the 30th of June 2012. Finalists will be posted on July 3, 2012.
8.  Criteria for Judging:
a.       Re-invented Maria Clara Factor (40%);
b.       Number of Likes (30%);
c.        Creative Execution and Wow Factor (20%)
d.       Quality of Audio and Video (10%)
The panel of judges will be composed of the Kotex Brand Team.
9.  Contest period is from May 29, 2012 to July 16, 2012. 
 Submission of entries: May 29 – June 30, 2012.
 Voting period : July 3 until July 16, 2012.
10.  Winners and the winning entries will be announced on the Kotex PH Facebook Page.
There will be 3 winners. Each will receive a prize from Kotex PH:
       a. First Prize: Php 20,000
       b. Runner-ups: Kotex gift packs
A participant can only win once.
11. The decision of the board of judges is final.        
12.  Participants are requested not to use clips, footages, music, and images that have copyright licenses.
13. The participant is giving KotexPH the permission to use the participant’s video entry in various promotional activities.
*Kotex PH reserves the right to conduct a verification process of the entries and the information provided on the registration form.

KOTEX® brand is committed to helping women make informed choices every day. For decades, KOTEX® has introduced innovation after innovation as a result of our intimate understanding of womens bodies and the lifestyles they lead. Our innovations come from our desire to not only satisfy the needs of today’s women but also to inspire them with new ways on how to protect and care for their bodies. To learn more about the new KOTEX® products, visit



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