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VACANCY: Feature/Trending News Writer



MANILA, Philippines - TheSummitExpress.com, a reliable Philippine news portal is growing and with this comes the desire to look for a feature/trending news writer who has the ability to spot and create trend on social media.

The Summit Express Now Hiring: Feature/Trending News Writer

As a writer, expertise should focus on writing original stories/features and trending news or posts on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube). The writer must be social media savvy and knows various social media platforms, has good writing skills and enthusiasm to deliver the freshest stories ahead of the competition.

The writer should have background on search engine optimization (SEO), knows the nature of blogging, basic HTML coding, photoshop or any image editing app or software, and willing to contribute report in any time of the day.

Notes:
1. This is part-time job only and you will work from the comfort of your home.
2. Knowledge on writing about politics, entertainment or sports is a plus.

Are you the one we're looking for? Interested applicants may send their resume and sample writing/s to admin@thesummitexpress.com.

Use "TRENDING NEWS WRITER: "Your Name" as subject of email.

As a writer, you will also get the opportunity to attend product launch, press conference and various events. Through media invites, you will enjoy lots of freebies, VIP treatment and even see your favorite stars.

In case you just want to contribute or share your talent with us, visit this page.

Join us as we continue to deliver the best stories, trending news and breaking reports for the Filipinos worldwide.

The Summit Express which has been online since 2012 maintains its status as one of the leading news blogs in the Philippines. As of press time, the website has garnered over 80 million views since its launch. On Facebook, we have a growing community of around 175,000 followers.



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Xia Vigor as Axl Rose wins 3rd week of 'Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids'



MANILA, Philippines - The Internet sensation Xia Vigor impressed the the judges of "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids" as she transformed into Axl Rose.

Xia Vigor as Axl Rose wins 3rd week of 'Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids'
Photo Credit: Twitter/Your Face Sounds Familiar
Vigor received a perfect score of 24 points from the judges.

Aside from the P50,000 prize money, she also donated P50,000 worth of toys to her chosen charity, Lingap Pangkabataan Incorporated.

Her performance of Rose's "Sweet Child O’ Mine" received a standing ovation from the judges.


"You amazed me tonight dahil ang galing-galing mo," judge Sharon Cuneta said.

"Napatunayan mo na kayang-kaya mo. I was 'blown away,' judge Gary Valenciano told Vigor.

"Para kang sakit, pagaling ka ng pagaling. Ngayong talagang solid ka. You're sweet child of ours," judge Ogie Alcasid said.

Meanwhile, Awra Briguela, who transformed into Rihanna, and Elha Nympha, who transformed into Meghan Trainor, were ranked second and third, respectively, 20 and 17 points.

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Next week, Zia Vigor will copy the Mexican singer Thalia.

Hosted by Billy Crawford, "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids" airs Saturdays after "Home Sweetie Home" and Sundays after "Goin' Bulilit."



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WATCH: Xia Vigor impersonates Axl Rose on "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids"



MANILA, Philippines - For the first time, the Internet sensation and child star Xia Vigor has transformed into a male artist as she impersonated rocker Axl Rose during the third week of competition on "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids."

Xia Vigor impersonates Axl Rose on "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids"

Though she's one of the youngest in the group, Vigor proved she has a big capacity to deliver powerful performance. She then received standing ovation from the judges.

READ: Xia Vigor as Axl Rose wins 3rd week of 'Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids'

"You amazed me tonight dahil ang galing-galing mo," judge Sharon Cuneta said.

"Napatunayan mo na kayang-kaya mo. I was 'blown away,' judge Gary Valenciano told Vigor.

"Para kang sakit, pagaling ka ng pagaling. Ngayong gabi, talagang solid ka. You're the sweet child of ours," judge Ogie Alcasid said.

WATCH: Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids: Xia Vigor as Axl Rose - “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (video courtesy of ABS-CBN)


Last week, Xia copied pop star Taylor Swift, which made international headlines on major news outlets such as Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, Teen Vogue and Mashable. As of press time, her video has amassed over 7 million views and still the trending video on YouTube Philippines.

READ: Xia Vigor's Taylor Swift impersonation in "Your Face" makes international headlines

This weekend, witness other kiddie performers: Lyca Gairanod as Jessa Zaragoza, Justin Alva as Francis Magalona, Alonzo Muhlach as Justin Bieber, Sam Shoaf as Elvis Presley, Elha Nympha as Meghan Trainor, AC Bonifacio as Jessie J, and Awra Briguela as Rihanna.

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Don’t miss “Your Face Sounds Familiar: Kids,” Saturday and Sunday night on ABS-CBN or on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167).



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WATCH: Lyca Gairanod as Jessa Zaragoza in "Your Face Kids" wows judges



MANILA, Philippines -The kiddie champ of The Voice, Lyca Gairanod, has belted out "Bakit Pa" as she impersonated OPM singer Jessa Zaragoza on ABS-CBN's hit singing reality show "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids" on Sunday, January 22.

Lyca Gairanod as Jessa Zaragoza in "Your Face Kids" wows judges

Gairanod's spectacular impersonation of Zaragoza wowed the judges anew amidst performance on her comfort zone.

"I'm so impressed with you again, " judge Gary Valenciano told Gairanod.

"Dito talaga, gayang-gaya mo eh. Yung attention into details. Ang galing!," judge Ogie Alcasid said.

"Ang laking gulat ko paglabas mo kanina. Kuhang-kuha mo ang pagkanta niya. I'm proud of your performance," judge Sharon Cuneta said.

WATCH: Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids: Lyca Gairanod as Jessa Zaragoza - Bakit Pa (video courtesy of ABS-CBN)


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Did you like Lyca Gairanod's performance? Tell us in the comment section below.



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WATCH: Awra Briguela transforms into Rihanna on "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids"



MANILA, Philippines - The 'Breakout Child Star' Awra Briguela, has impressed the judges on his impersonation of Barbadian singer and songwriter. during the third week performances on "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids" on Sunday, January 22.

Awra Briguela transforms into Rihanna on "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids"

Briguela delivered a fiercer performance singing Rihanna's "Where Have You Been."

"Sobrang comfort zone mo eto. Nag-eenjoy ka kahit seryoso ka. Na-inlove na kami sa performance mo," judge Sharon Cuneta has commented.

"Ito ang first major serious na ginawa mo. Ginawa mo Rihanna from beginning to very end. 100-percent effective ang ginawa mo," judge Gary Valenciano told Awra.

"Meron pala talagang inner ear, auris interna. Kaya pala magaling at very gifted ka," judge Ogie Alcasid said.

WATCH: Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids: Awra Briguela as Rihanna- Where Have You Been (video courtesy of ABS-CBN)


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Did you like Awra Briguela's performance? Tell us in the comment section below.



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Chot Reyes bares Gilas 5.0 24-man roster; veterans out for good



MANILA, Philippines - After re-taking over the Philippine Men’s National Basketball Team‘s helm from Tab Baldwin, Coach Chot Reyes revealed his 24-man pool that shocked all Filipino die-hard fans minutes before the Phoenix Petroleum - Barangay Ginebra game on Sunday, January 22, 2016 at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

Chot Reyes bares Gilas 5.0 24-man roster; veterans out for good

Mixed with Gilas Cadets led by super rookie and 2016 top draft pick, Mac Belo, the National Team undergoes a major revamp in terms of roster. PBA gunners and hustle players Ranidel De Ocampo, Gabe Norwood and Marc Pingris’ Gilas journey has come to an end. Nevertheless, two caliber players have rejoined the team to solidify the entire lineup.

Two-time Best Point Guard in Asia and TNT main man, Jayson Castro-William, just came back from retirement and heeded his former coach’s call to serve the country once again. Castro-William who announced his retirement after the Olympic Qualifiers here in Manila last year, had expressed his intention to wear the national colors one more time if will be given another chance by Chot Reyes.

Hustle player Calvin Abueva (Alaska) who got cut by Tab Baldwin for the Manila-leg Olympic Qualifiers is also set to rejoin his fellow Kapampangan, Castro-William after being called-up together with another Pampanga native Japeth Aguilar (Ginebra), three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo (San Miguel), prolific scorer Terrence Romeo (Globalport), swagger Paul Lee (Purefoods) and skyscraper Raymond Almazan (Rain Or Shine).

Prior to the selection, Chot Reyes, backed-up by Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) asked PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa and the league’s board to support the Gilas Pilipinas program by loaning them one player from each team. To fulfill that promise, NLEX, Meralco, Phoenix, Blackwater and Mahindra lend Brandwyn Guinto, Jonathan Grey, Norbert Torres, Art dela Cruz and LA Revilla to the National Team respectively.

After hearing the newcomers’ names, many basketball aficionados questioned Chot Reyes on his decision to include the inexperienced players. Reyes quickly answered and told the public that the team needs fresher legs and young guns in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Right now, the team is comprised of players who are 30 years old and under.

Aside from Mac Belo, Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon, Kevin Ferrer, Mike Tolomia, Russel Escoto, Roger Pogoy, Carl Cruz, Ed Daquioag, Alfonso Gotladera, Arnold Van Opstal and Von Pessumal completed the 24-man roster of Gilas 5.0.


Together with Chot Reyes, ex-Gilas Captain Jimmy Alapag joins the coaching staff along with Jong Uichico and Josh Reyes who are all tasked to hone and toughen-up the young team in three year time.

Reyes also announced that TV5 has just sealed a special five year partnership deal with FIBA in broadcasting all official tournaments and qualifiers around the globe.

--Joey Boy Capos, The Summit Express



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#WalangPasok: Palace declares January 26 and February 3, 2017 special holiday in some areas



MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang Palace has declared class and work suspensions for January 26 and February 3, 2017 in some areas of Luzon and Visayas.

Palace declares January 26 and February 3, 2017 special holiday

Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea through the authority of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed proclamations No. 132 to 135 declaring special non-working holiday in Cadiz, Negros Occidental; Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija; Biñan, Laguna and Province of Bulacan.

Proclamation No. 132: On Thursday, January 26, 2017, the city of Cadiz marks the celebration of the 43rd Dinagsa Festival.

Proclamation No. 133: The city of Cabanatuan will celebrate its 67th Foundation Anniversary on Friday, February 3.

Proclamation No. 134: The city of Biñan in Laguna will also celebrate on February 3 its 72nd Liberation Day.

Proclamation No. 135: The Province of Bulacan will celebrate the birth anniversary of Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Blas F. Ople, on February 3. "Ope is a son of Bulacan, a model citizen and public officer to the Filipino people, specially the Bulakenyos," Palace said.

Malacañang Palace said that it is proper that the people on the said areas be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.

As defined in the Administrative Code of 1987, Book III, Chapter 2, Section 4, Proclamations are "acts of the President fixing a date or declaring a status or condition of public moment or interest, upon the existence of which the operation of a specific law or regulation is made to depend, shall be promulgated in proclamations which shall have the force of an executive order."



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Meet the one happy family of Bunak and Bilog from "Ipapasa Ko 'To Sa Facebook" viral video



MANILA, Philippines - They say that love and happiness are better than money or any other things in the world. These come from the close-knit family amidst the status in life.

A good picture of this is the one happy family behind the recent viral video, aptly called "Ipapasa Ko 'To Sa Facebook" by some Pinoy netizens.


Daniella Tiongson, who has uploaded the video in October last year, shared on Facebook their family photo apparently to satisfy curiousity and interest of those who have watched the video.

"One happy family(kahit wala po si papa) FUNNY Na man po eh!!!," Tiongson captioned her post.

From the photo, netizens were quick to identify the characters from the viral video. Meet the Tiongson family.

The Tiongson family - Bilog and Bunak
The Tiongson family. Photo Credit: Real8 via Daniella Tiongson on Facebook.
The video shows 7-year old Deniel "Bunak" scuttling the video recording of his sister Danica "Bilog,"10, who punched him on the face after getting irritated by his behavior. Bunak retaliated by punching Bilog on the back.

And finally, Bunak and Bilog reconciled.

Bunak and Bilog reconciled
Photo Credit: Facebook/Daniella Tiongson
Bunak and Bilog reconciled
(L-R) Daniella, Bilog and Bunak. Photo Credit: Facebook/Daniella Tiongson


Dubsmash, parodies of the viral video

The Dubsmash Queen Maine Mendoza, teen star Maris Racal and Riva Query of GirlTrends, and comedian Pokwang do their own version of the viral video.


A video posted by Maris Racal (@mariesteller) on



Meanwhile, here's the supposed full song (Aking Ama/Dance With My Father) Bilog wants to record and upload to Facebook.




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