'Honesto' premiere tops nationwide TV ratings



ABS-CBN’s newest primetime drama series “Honesto” charmed millions of Filipinos with its story about the importance of honesty as its pilot episode won in the nationwide TV ratings last Monday (October 28, 2013).

Raikko Mateo Honesto ABS-CBN

Based on the data from Kantar Media, “Honesto” garnered 30.5% national TV ratings compared to its rival program in GMA “Genesis” which only scored 10.5%.

Because of its timely theme that revolves around the virtue of honesty and kindness, “Honesto” also conquered social networking sites such as Twitter where one of its cast members Paulo Avelino and the hashtag #HonestoPromisePilot became nationwide trending topics.

Netizens flooded the Twitter timeline with positive tweets such as “@LhieDeJesus: #HonestoPromisePilot It is nice to think that we now have a show like this to watch. It shows the importance of honesty;” “@mybunny88: Excellent storyline, fast-paced and meritorious acting performance. Definitely a hit! Congrats!!! :) #HonestoPromisePilot @mepauloavelino;” and “@JCMWalkersBC: The cast of Honesto is outstanding. It is like comedy filled with many lessons. #HonestoPromisePilot It feels good to tell the truth.”

Meanwhile, primetime TV viewers will surely be glued to the small screens every night now that Felipe (Spanky Manikan) and Fina (Maricar Reyes) have already discovered the true colors of Diego (Paulo), Cleto (Nonie Buencamino), and Hugo (Joel Torre).

Can Diego still make up for the mistakes that he has done to prove his love for Fina or will the greediness of his family still prevail in breaking him and the only woman he has ever loved apart?

Don’t miss the continuation of the inspiring and honest story of “Honesto,” weeknights after “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. For exclusive updates, pictures, and videos, log on to “Honesto’s” official social media accounts Facebook.com/Honesto.TV and Twitter.com/Honesto_TV.




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Pnoy's speech transcript (Tagalog, English), video October 30, 2013 now available online



Manila - The President of the Republic of the Philippines Benigno "PNoy" Aquino III for the very first time delivered primetime address which was broadcasted live in all major TV networks in the country, October 30, 2013. The speech tackles current national issues particularly on Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

President Aquino October 30, 2013 speech


In the recent results of Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia surveys, pork barrel issues greatly affect Aquino's net ratings. SWS said that from a "very good" +64 last June, it fell to good" score of +49 on September 20 to 23, 2013. Pulse Asia survey revealed that the Aquino administration failed to score majority approval ratings on eight of 10 national issues.

Here are the copies of Televised Address of President Benigno S. Aquino III, October 30, 2013 (English and Tagalog script) which are now available online.

Televised Address of President Benigno S. Aquino III (English)
My beloved countrymen, good evening.

Over the past few months, a few topics have come to be the focus of public discourse. With the cacophony of discordant voices coming from many different sides, perhaps the subject of the Pork Barrel and DAP has begun to leave you confused. I am asking you for a few minutes of your time in order to bring clarity to these issues.

You are all witnesses to the conflict taking place. On one hand, there is you and your government, to whom you gave the mandate for change—a government that has implemented reform for the past three years and five months, pursuing the corrupt and working to alleviate poverty. On the other side, you have the corrupt officials allegedly involved in the Pork Barrel Scam.

Might I remind those who have forgotten: The real issue here is stealing. This is the topic they have constantly tried to avoid ever since their wrongdoing was exposed. I can’t help but shake my head, since the first thing I expected was for them to at least deny the accusations. After all, is that not the natural reaction of anyone who is accused of anything? And yet, in the midst of all their extended counter-accusations hurled against me, not once have I heard them say: “I did not steal.”

One would have hoped that out of respect for those who believed in and voted for them, these officials would have fulfilled their sworn duties. At the very least one would have expected them to explain how it happened that the beneficiaries of the NGOs they chose to fund was just a list of board passers seemingly culled from newspapers. But how can we take their excuses seriously, when after repeated instances of their giving money to the same NGOs, they had not once bothered to check if the funds they allocated actually reached the intended beneficiaries? This state of affairs is indeed difficult, even impossible, to explain away.

And since it is exceedingly difficult to explain, it seems they have taken the advice of an old politician from their camp: If you can’t explain it, muddle it; if you can’t deodorize it, make everyone else stink; if you can’t look good, make everyone look bad. You have heard what they are saying: that we are all the same.

My response: We are not the same. I have never stolen. I am not a thief. I am the one who goes after thieves. We appointed people of unquestionable integrity who are fulfilling their sworn duties. Did we not appoint the Commission on Audit leadership that reviewed the documents leading to the discovery of PDAF abuse? And now, can we not expect a fair and just investigation, because the Ombudsman we appointed walks alongside us along the straight path?

Let me make it clear: The Disbursement Allocation Program is not pork barrel. Of the DAP releases in 2011 and 2012, only nine percent was disbursed for projects suggested by legislators. The DAP is not theft. Theft is illegal. Spending through DAP is clearly allowed by the Constitution and by other laws. DAP is only a name for a process in which government can spend both savings and new and additional revenues. Where did these funds come from? They came from our efforts to stop the connivance of some in bidding for contracts, in padding costs, overpricing, and kickbacks. They came from the proper spending of our budget. They came from good governance now seen in our GOCCs; just one example of this is the MWSS, an agency once buried in debt, and which now remits dividends to the national government annually. Savings, above-target collections, and new revenues are the results of good governance. And because of DAP, these funds were allocated to projects that were within the proposed budget and that had a clear benefit to the country.

How does this mechanism work? Simple. There are some agencies that, for a variety of reasons, are unable to implement their projects right away; on the other hand, there are those that are very efficient in implementing their projects. When projects are stalled, naturally, we will not spend for them. We did not allow these funds to remain dormant. We looked for programs under implementing agencies that had proven themselves to be fast and efficient, and we channeled our savings into these programs—together with the additional revenue of the government. The benefits of these projects reached our countrymen faster and earlier, and we were able to spend the money allocated yearly in our National Budget more prudently and efficiently.

You can decide for yourselves: Is this wrong? When has it ever been wrong to look for a constitutional way to serve our countrymen more effectively? DAP funded Project NOAH, which gives accurate and timely warnings during calamities. Also because of DAP, under the Training-for-Work Scholarship Program of TESDA, almost 150,000 Filipinos were able to study, and no less than 90,000 of them are currently employed. DAP also benefited our Air Force and the police. Through DAP, we were able to construct infrastructure in Mindanao and other parts of the country; restore the benefits of DepEd employees by paying their GSIS premiums, which had long been unpaid by the government; and fund many other programs and projects that have a real, tangible benefit to Filipinos.

DAP also played an important role in our economic resurgence. According to the World Bank, DAP contributed 1.3 percentage points to our GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2011. Let us compare: isn’t it true that, when they were still in power, we were called the “Sick Man of Asia”? Today, we can choose from a number of new labels: Asia’s fastest growing economy, Rising Tiger, Brightest Spark. And let’s include the investment grade status we received from the three most reputable credit ratings agencies in the world. This economic growth—and its positive effects, which have redounded to our countrymen, especially those in the margins of society—this is the product of principled spending, and not of stealing. Money once pocketed by the corrupt is now being used to help our people, particularly the poor.

Let me also take this chance to explain the President’s Social Fund. There are times when we will need funds that can be disbursed quickly to meet sudden needs. For example: we needed funds to provide assistance to the families of soldiers and policemen who fell in the line of duty while responding to the threat posed by the MNLF-Misuari Faction in Zamboanga. There were also those who fell in the course of rescue and relief operations in the wake of Typhoon Sendong. The PSF funded these; without it, without calamity or contingency funds, they would have continued to suffer.

Because these funds were abused in the past, people are saying that perhaps we will abuse them today—even if no one has accused us of stealing or of using them in the wrong manner. Some propose to remove them completely. Would this be just? If only it were that simple—but what would we then do in case of natural disasters? Even if we were lucky and Congress was in session, it would take at least four months of debate before Congress can approve the funding we need. If you are in Zamboanga, with a child crying from hunger, and government tells you that it cannot help you just yet, it would need to haggle with Congress first—how would you feel? We have the money, and we have the mechanisms that will ensure this money goes where it’s needed most. Would it be right to deprive our countrymen of the care they direly need?

I repeat: The issue here is theft. I did not steal. Those who have been accused of stealing are the ones who are sowing confusion; they want to dismantle all that we have worked so hard to achieve on the straight path. We were stolen from, we were deceived—and now we are the ones being asked to explain? I have pursued truth and justice, and have been dismantling the systems that breed the abuse of power—and yet I am the one now being called the “Pork Barrel King”?

This is what I say to them: If you think that this will stop me from going after you, if you think that you can divert the public’s attention, if you think you can get away with stealing from our countrymen: you have sorely underestimated me and the Filipino people. If there still remains some vestige of kindness in your hearts, I hope that you stop acting in self-interest, and instead act to help your fellowmen.

When my father returned home on the twenty-first of August 1983, he had a speech prepared. The Filipino people never got to hear it, because he was murdered right on the tarmac. In that speech, he quoted Archibald MacLeish: “How shall freedom be defended? By truth when it is attacked by lies.” Now that falsehood and deception are threatening the Filipino’s right to a clean and honest government, the truth stands as our most powerful weapon. Tonight, I laid out the truth of what has been happening in our nation. I hope that in the coming days you will talk about this within your families, organizations, and communities, and that you can arrive at an understanding and a resolve that aligns with the truth.

My Bosses, we have fought so many battles. And I am grateful that no matter how foul the slander and the sabotage, you never let go, you never gave up. Together we proved that there are no tyrants if there are no slaves. Now, those who have abused our trust want to cast us off the course towards the fulfillment of our collective aspirations. I do not believe that you will let this pass. And so long as you are with me, I will continue to stand for our principles.

I have no doubt that, whether or not I am in office, you, our Bosses whose minds and hearts are in the right place, will continue and will finish the fight. This knowledge is the source of my strength and my courage. After all, is it not true that, not too long ago, the system in place was one where the Filipino people had grown tired of dreaming, of fighting back, of doing their part? Today, there are so many of us who are collectively forging the positive and meaningful reforms that are taking place in society. I have every confidence that you will more actively choose to be on the side of what is right, what is truthful, and what is just. This is why I am thankful today, because I know that we will continue our march on the straight path.

Thank you very much.


Televised Address of President Benigno S. Aquino III (Tagalog)
Mga minamahal kong kababayan, magandang gabi po.

Nitong mga nakaraang buwan, lumitaw ang ilang mga paksang naging sentro ng pampublikong diskurso. Kabi-kabilang tinig po ang narinig natin, at baka po mayroon na sa ating nahihilo sa usaping Pork Barrel at DAP. Humihingi po ako ngayon ng kaunting oras upang liwanagin ang mga isyung ito.

Nakikita na po siguro ninyo ang nangyayari ngayong bangayan. Sa isang panig, kayo at ang gobyernong binigyan ninyo ng mandato para sa pagbabago, na tatlong taon at limang buwan nang gumagawa ng reporma, naghahabol sa corrupt, at kumakalinga sa mahirap. Sa kabila naman ay ang mga tiwaling opisyal na diumano’y sangkot sa Pork Barrel Scam.

Baka po may nakakalimot sa atin: Pagnanakaw ang tunay na ugat ng isyung ito. Iyan po ang usapang pilit nilang tinatabunan, matapos mabisto ang kanilang kalokohan. Napapailing na nga lang po ako, dahil ang una kong inasahan, papabulaanan nila ang mga akusasyon. Di po ba’t iyan ang natural na tugon ng kahit sinong akusado? Sa hinaba-haba ng mga kontra-paratang na ibinabato sa atin, ni minsan, hindi ko narinig ang katagang at statement na “Hindi ako nagnakaw.”

Sana nga po, alang-alang sa inyong mga nagtiwala at bumoto sa kanila, ay tinutupad ng mga opisyal na ito ang kanilang sinumpaang tungkulin. Sana nga po, may paliwanag kung paanong nangyaring ang mga benepisyaryo ng pekeng NGO na pinili nila, ay listahan lang pala ng mga board passer na hinugot lang mula sa diyaryo. Pero parang ang hirap na pong maniwala sa mga palusot, kung sa paulit-ulit nilang paggamit ng pare-parehong NGO, ni minsan ay hindi nila sinilip kung nakakaabot sa taumbayan ang perang inilaan nila para dito. Medyo mahirap o imposible na po talagang ipaliwanag ito.

Sa sobrang hirap nga pong ipaliwanag, tila sinunod na lamang nila ang payo ng isang matandang pulitiko sa kanilang kampo: Kung hindi mo kayang ipaliwanag, palabuin mo na lang lahat; kung hindi mo kayang bumango, pabahuin mo na lang lahat; kung hindi mo kayang gumuwapo, papangitin mo na lang lahat. Narinig naman ninyo ang hirit nila: Pare-pareho lang naman daw kaming lahat.

Ang tugon ko po diyan: Hindi tayo pareho. Hindi kami nagnakaw, at hindi kami magnanakaw; kami ang umuusig sa mga magnanakaw. Itinalaga po natin ang mga taong may paninindigang tuparin ang kanilang mga sinumpaang tungkulin. Di po ba’t ang itinalaga nating liderato ng Commission on Audit ang sumuyod sa mga dokumento, kaya’t natuklas ang mga pang-aabuso sa PDAF? Di ba’t nakakaasa tayo ngayon sa patas at makatarungang imbestigasyon, dahil katuwang sa tuwid na daan ang Ombudsman na atin ding itinalaga?

Linawin na rin po natin: Hindi pork barrel ang Disbursement Acceleration Program. Sa kabuuang DAP releases noong 2011 at 2012, siyam na porsyento po nito ang ginugol sa mga proyektong iminungkahi ng mambabatas. Hindi rin po pagnanakaw ang DAP. Ang pagnanakaw, ilegal; ang paggastos gamit ang DAP, malinaw na nakasaad sa Konstitusyon at sa iba pang mga batas. Pangalan lang ang DAP ng isang proseso ng paggastos sa perang natipid, at sa iba pang nalikom na kita ng inyong gobyerno. Saan po nanggaling ang perang ito? Nagmula ito sa pagtitigil natin sa kuntsabahan sa kontrata, tong-pats, overpricing, at kickback. Nagmula ito sa maayos na paggugol ng budget. Nagmula ito mula sa dagdag na kita mula sa matinong koleksyon ng buwis. Nagmula ito sa tapat na pamamahala sa mga GOCC; halimbawa ang MWSS, na dating nababaon sa utang, pero ngayon, taun-taon nang nag-aabot ng dibidendo sa gobyerno. Savings, above-target na koleksyon, at mga bagong revenue ang resulta ng tamang pamamahala. At dahil sa DAP, naitutok ang pondo sa mga proyektong nasa loob rin naman ng budget at totoong may pakinabang sa atin.

Paano gumagana ang mekanismong ito? Simple lang po. May mga ahensya, na sa iba’t ibang kadahilanan, hindi agad naipapatupad ang mga proyekto nila; mayroon namang masigasig at mabilis magpatupad ng mga proyekto. Kapag naantala ang pagpapatupad ng proyekto, natural, hindi rin ito gugugulan ng pondo. Hindi po natin hinahayaang matulog ang pondong ito: humanap tayo ng programang nakapila sa ilalim ng ahensyang mabilis magpatupad, at doon natin itinutok ang pondong natipid, pati na rin ang dagdag na perang kinita ng ating gobyerno. Mas mabilis at napaaga ang pagdating ng benepisyo sa mamamayan, at mas masinop at epektibo nating nagugol ang perang taun-taong nakalaan sa ilalim ng Pambansang Budget.

Kayo nga po ang magsabi: Mali ba ito? Kailan ba naging masama ang paghahanap ng konstitusyonal na paraan para makapaglingkod ng mas epektibo sa taumbayan? Dahil po sa DAP, napondohan ang Project NOAH, na nagbibigay ng tama at agarang babala kung may sakuna. Dahil din sa DAP, sa ilalim ng Training-for-Work Scholarship Program ng TESDA, mayroong halos 150,000 na Pilipino ang napag-aral; di bababa sa 90,000 sa kanila ang may trabaho na ngayon. Nakinabang din po ang ating Air Force at kapulisan; nakapagpatayo tayo ng kalsada, classroom, at ospital sa Mindanao at sa iba pang bahagi ng bansa; naibalik ang benepisyo ng mga empleyado ng DepEd noong nabayaran ang kanilang GSIS premiums na matagal nang di nababayaran ng pamahalaan; at marami pang ibang programa at proyektong may tunay na pakinabang sa Pilipino.

Malaki rin ang naitulong ng DAP sa nangyayaring pag-arangkada ng ating ekonomiya. Sabi pa nga ng World Bank, nag-ambag ang DAP ng 1.3 percentage points sa ating GDP growth noong ikaapat na quarter ng 2011. Ikumpara po natin: Hindi ba’t noong sila ang nasa poder, “Sick Man of Asia” ang tawag sa atin? Ngayon, mamili na kayo sa mga bagong bansag sa atin ng mundo: Asia’s fastest growing economy, Rising Tiger, Brightest Spark. Isama pa diyan ang nakuha nating investment grade status mula sa tatlong pinakatanyag na credit ratings agency. Ang pag-angat nito, at ang tinatamasang benepisyo ng ating mga kababayan, lalo na ng mga nasa laylayan ng lipunan–ito po ang bunga ng tamang paggastos, sa halip na pagnanakaw. Ang perang dating kino-corrupt, napakinabangan na ng taumbayan, lalo na ng mahihirap.

Ipaliwanag na rin po natin itong President’s Social Fund. May mga pagkakataon po na kailangan ng agarang pondo para tumugon sa mga biglaang pangangailangan. Halimbawa: ang tulong para sa pamilya ng sundalo’t pulis na nasawi sa pagreresponde sa MNLF-Misuari Faction sa Zamboanga, gayundin sa paghahatid ng ayuda nang sumalanta ang bagyong Sendong. PSF po ang pinanggagalingan nito; kung wala nito, kung walang calamity o contingency funds, mananatili ang ating mga kababayang nagdurusa.

Dahil noong araw, inabuso ang pondong ito, baka raw abusuhin namin ito ngayon–kahit walang paratang ng pagnanakaw o kamalian ng paggamit. Ang mungkahi ng ilan, tanggalin na lang. Tanong po: Makatuwiran po ba ito? Maganda po sana kung ganoong kasimple, pero paano po kung magkaroon ng sakuna? Buwenas na tayo kung may session sa Batasan; mahina po ang apat na buwan ng debate at pakikipagpalitan ng sulat sa Kongreso bago maaprubahan ang pondong puwedeng gugulin. Kung ikaw ang nasa Zamboanga City, at humihilab ang sikmura ng anak mong iyak nang iyak, matatanggap mo ba kung sabihin sa iyo ng iyong gobyernong, pasensyahan muna tayo? May pera naman po, at may sapat tayong mekanismo upang siguruhing mapupunta ito sa dapat kalagyan. Tama bang ipagkait ang kalinga sa ating mga kababayan?

Uulitin ko po: Pagnanakaw ang isyu dito. Hindi ako nagnakaw. Pero ang mga diumano’y nagnakaw ay siyang nagpapasimuno ng kalituhan; gustong kaladkarin pababa ang lahat ng ating pinaghirapang maabot dito sa tuwid na daan. Tayo ang ninakawan, tayo ang niloko, tapos tayo pa ngayon ang pinagpapaliwanag. Tayo ang patuloy na naghahanap ng katotohanan, tayo ang nagbawas nang nagbawas sa mga mekanismong maaaring gamitin para abusuhin ang kapangyarihan―tapos, tayo pa ngayon ang pinaparatangang “Pork Barrel King.”

Ito po ang masasabi ko sa kanila: Kung sa tingin ninyo, titigil ako sa pag-usig; kung sa tingin ninyo, maililihis ninyo ang atensyon ng publiko; kung sa tingin ninyo, makakatakas kayo sa pagnanakaw; nagkakamali kayo ng tantya sa akin, at sa taumbayang Pilipino. Baka naman po may natitira pang kabaitan sa inyo. Sana po, gumawa na kayo ng kilos para naman sa kapwa ninyo, at hindi lang para sa sarili.

Nang bumalik sa bansa ang aking ama noong ika-21 ng Agosto 1983, may nakahanda siyang talumpati. Hindi na ito narinig ng mga Pilipino dahil sa tarmac pa lang, pinaslang na siya. Sa talumpati, sinipi niya si Archibald MacLeish: “How shall freedom be defended? By truth when it is attacked by lies.” Ngayong sinusubok ng mga kasinungalingan at panlilinlang ang karapatan ng mga Pilipinong magkaroon ng isang tapat na pamahalaan, tanging katotohanan lamang ang wastong sandata. Sa gabing ito, inilatag ko sa inyo ang tunay na konteksto ng mga nangyayari sa ating bayan. Mangyari po sanang sa darating na mga araw, pag-usapan ninyo ito sa kani-kaniyang mga pamilya, grupo, at komunidad, at doon bumuo ng sariling mga kaisipang nakatuntong sa katotohanan.

Mga Boss, marami na tayong pinagdaanang laban. Nagpapasalamat ako dahil gaano man kasahol ang mga paninira at pagsasabotahe, hindi kayo bumitiw, hindi kayo sumuko, at pinatunayan nating walang maaapi kung walang magpapaapi. Ngayon, ang mga tila nagsamantala sa atin ang gustong idiskaril ang kurso natin tungo sa ating mga pangarap. Hindi ako naniniwalang papayag kayo dito. At habang nandiyan kayo, patuloy akong maninindigan.

Panatag ang loob ko, nasa poder man ako o hindi, na kayo mismong mga Boss kong maayos ang kaisipan at nasa tamang lugar ang puso, ang magpapatuloy at magtatapos ng laban. Dito nagmumula ang aking lakas at katatagan ng loob. Di ba’t kailan lang, ang umiiral na siste ay isang taumbayang nagsawa nang mangarap, nagsawa nang pumalag, nagsawa nang makiambag? Ngayon, napakarami na nating sama-samang pumapanday ng positibo at makabuluhang pagbabago sa lipunan. Tiwala akong mas masigasig pa ninyong papanigan ang tama, ang makatotohanan, at ang makatarungan. Kaya nagpapasalamat ako, dahil alam kong tuloy na tuloy pa rin ang ating martsa sa tuwid na daan.

Muli, isang magandang gabi po sa inyong lahat.



Watch the video of President's Address to the Nation courtesy of RTVM Malacañan Palace:


 



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Signal No. 1 raised over Isabela, Aurora as 'Bagyong Vinta' moves westward



Manila, Philippines - Weather bureau PAGASA on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 said that Tropical Depression (TD) or Bagyong “Vinta” has slowed down as it continues to move westward in the general direction of Isabela-Aurora area.

Read: PAGASA issued Typhoon Vinta update | Oct. 31- November 1, 2013

Typhoon Vinta 2013 pagasa update


As of 10:00pm today, the center of Tropical Depression “VINTA” was estimated based on all available data at 750 km East Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes (15.7°N, 131.9°E).

Bagyong Vinta has a maximum winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move West at 19 kph.

Tropical Depression “VINTA” is expected to be at 410 km Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes by tomorrow evening and at 120 km Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora by Thursday evening. By Friday evening, it is expected to be at 170 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur.

Public Storm Warning Signal No. 1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours) is raised over Isabela and Aurora.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5.0 - 15.0 mm per hour (moderate - heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued tomorrow.

October 31, 2013 Update:

Vinta has intensified into a typhoon and now poses a real threat to Extreme Northern Luzon.

At 10:00 a.m. today, typhoon Vinta was located at 200km East of Aparri, Cagayan. Maximum winds/gustiness (120/150 km/h). Forecast to move West Northwest at 26 km/h.

Typhoon Vinta is expected to make landfall over Northern Cagayan this afternoon.

Signal 3: Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands, Apayao and Ilocos Norte.

Signal 2: Batanes Grp of Islands, Abra, Kalinga, Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province, and Isabela.

Signal 1: La Union, Benguet, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac &; Zambales.

Estimated rainfall 5-15mm/hr (moderate-heavy) within the 500 km diameter of the typhoon.

Areas under Signals 3, 2, and 1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides and coastal areas under Signal 3 and 2 are alerted against possible storm surges. Sea travel is not encouraged and considered risky over the Northern and Eastern seaboards of Luzon.


 



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Studio 23 airs 68th NBA season opening ceremony Live (Oct. 30, 2013)



ABS-CBN, the official home of the NBA on Philippine free-to-air television, brings the non-stop NBA action live beginning Wednesday (Oct 30), 8 AM, on Studio 23 as the National Basketball Association 68th season formally kicks off its 2013-2014 season with reigning back-to-back champions Miami Heat battling the returning Derrick Rose and his Chicago Bulls.

Studio 23 NBA 2013-2014 Season opener live

Ever since ABS-CBN bagged the exclusive rights to air the NBA on Philippine free TV, more Filipino basketball fans have been able to enjoy the NBA games and watch the best players in the world compete.

Data from global research group Kantar Media showed that from a total of 34.7 million viewers in 2012, viewership of the NBA games on free-to-air television channels ABS-CBN and Studio 23 increased to 65 million in 2013, which proves the growing interest in basketball among the Filipino audience. The NBA also hit its all-time high national TV rating of 20.87% in the Philippines during the recent finals.

The first NBA Global game in the country, where the Indiana Pacers and the Houston Rockets visited the country for a pre-season game, also made it to the headlines and landed on the front pages of newspapers, thereby affirming the significance of basketball to Philippine culture.

This Wednesday (Oct 30), the whole world will surely tune in as the 68th NBA season opening ceremonies feature the presentation of the championship rings and the raising of the Miami Heat’s 2013 championship banner. All eyes are also set on the return of former MVP Derrick Rose after sitting out the 2013 season due to a knee injury.

Watch the highly-anticipated opening of the 2013-2014 NBA season live this Wednesday (Oct 30) on Studio 23 with a same day primetime replay at 8:30 PM. Studio 23 also airs the 30-minute magazine show “NBA Action,” that will recap the weekly highlights of the NBA, beginning Saturday (Nov 2) at 11:30 AM.




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ABS-CBN to launch Christmas Station ID 2013 video on November 6



Manila, Philippines - Leading TV network in the country, ABS-CBN is set to launch its Christmas Station ID 2013 on Wednesday, November 6 after TV Patrol. Announcement made thru a video published on Youtube for ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID recording sessions which were led by "The Voice of the Philippines" coaches.

Update: ABS-CBN Official Christmas Station ID 2013 video now available



ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID 2013 has a theme of "Magkasama Tayo sa Kwento ng Pasko". ABS-CBN said that this year's theme is all about reality, genuine emotions and stories close to the hearts of ABS-CBN and our Kapamilya stars.

Three of the coaches of The Voice PH (Sarah Geronimo, Lea Salonga and Bamboo Mañalac) and the top 4 finalists (Janice, Myk, Klarisse and Mitoy) were given the opportunity to perform Christmas station ID 2013.

"We as a network are happy to say that for the past 60 years, we have witnessed and are part of the many milestones in the lives of our viewers. Our audience has given us inspiration and in return we want to give back. By reaching out to our Kapamilyas all over the world. We have been in each others lives for the past 60 years and we will continue to be together in the years to come.", ABS-CBN said in a statement.

Brilliant artists collaborate for the newest Christmas Station ID: Robert Labayen for the lyrics, Jumbo "Bojam" De Belen for the music with Peewee Gonzales and Melo Saliendra directed the recording. Meanwhile, PhilPop 2013 winners Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana also have participation for the music video.

Video below is shows ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID 2013 Recording Sessions.


For several years, the songs featured in ABS-CBN's Christmas station IDs have become big hits among Filipinos during the holidays.

Some of the Kapamilya network' Christmas station ID that inspired Filipinos are "Bro, Ikaw ang Star ng Pasko," the Kapamilya network's Christmas theme song in 2009; "Ngayong Pasko Magniningning ang Pilipino" (2010), which took on the themes of community and dreams; and "Da Best ang Pasko ng Pilipino" (2011), which highlighted the thriving relationships between overseas Filipino wokers (OFW) and their families despite great distances; and “Lumiliwanag ang Mundo sa Kwento ng Pasko” (2012), which highlighted how the Filipino spirit always shines through despite the many calamities that have hit the country.
 



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Baldoz lauds OWWA scholar for topping October 2013 CPA board exam



Manila, Philippines - Baldoz lauds OWWA scholar for topping the October 2013 CPA Board exam.

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Friday expressed elation as she announced that two scholars of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration had passed the recent licensure examinations for Certified Public Accountants, one of them placing 7th.

Rosalinda Baldoz DOLE Sec lauds OWWA scholar who tops CPA board


"This is, indeed, good news," said Baldoz in congratulating the OWWA scholars.

The October 2013 CPA licensure examinations were held in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, and Legazpi.

Related: October 2013 CPA board exam results |passers, Top 10

Alex CargulloCarinan, from Tabaco City, Albay, is one of the 4,246 examinees who passed out of the 10,396 hopefuls who took the rigorous CPA board examinations. Carinan is a brother of a seaman, an OWWA member. He landed in the top 10, garnering an average of 91.57 percent.

A scholarship grantee under the OWWA's Education for Development Scholarship Program, Carinan graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the Bicol University College of Business, Economics and Management in Daraga, Albay.

Baldoz also lauded another OWWA scholar, Karen Camacho from Sorsogon City, who, like Carinan also passed the CPA licensure examinations.

“We at the DOLE are very proud of both Alex and Karen. They made us proud when they graduated magna cum laude and cum laude, respectively, in March. They make us even more proud with their passing the CPA board examinations," said Baldoz.

The Education for Development Scholarship Program is one of several educational assistance programs for OFWs that the OWWA--an attached agency of the DOLE--provides.

Citing a report of OWWA Administrator Carmelita Dimzon, Secretary Baldoz said the EDSP this year produced two summa cum laude; seven magna cum laude; and 20 cum laude graduates from various colleges and universities nationwide.

The EDSP grants P60,000 in scholarship grants per year for a four- or five-year baccalaureate course to qualified OFW dependents.

To avail of a grant, an applicant must comply with the following: (1) must be a child of an OWWA member or brother/sister of an unmarried OWWA member; (2) must be below 21 years old; (3) must be a Filipino citizen; (4) must be in good health and of good moral character; (5) must belong to the upper 20 percent of the high school graduation class; (6) must not have earned units in any post-secondary/undergraduate course; and (7) must not be a recipient of any scholarship award.

Once accepted, an EDSP grantee (1) must maintain the grade requirement of the program for the continuance of the scholarship until completion of the course; (2) must comply with the terms and conditions of the scholarship agreement to be entered into between himself/herself, parents or legal guardian and the OWWA; (3) avail of the grant through a voucher system and on the specific period indicated in the voucher; (4) must not transfer the scholarship grant.

"The OWWA's educational assistance for children or dependents of our OFWs is meant to provide them hope that after their painstaking hard work abroad, the government is ready to pursue measures that will help them realize their dreams for their families," Baldoz said.




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Comelec: Barangay election 2013 results available in just 24 hours



Manila, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that Barangay election 2013 results and proclamation of winners are expected within 24 hours except in big barangays. Partial and unofficial results, updates will be available immediately in the local areas nationwide with official results expected to be posted in Comelec website same with 2010 Barangay and SK Elections.

“Our estimate is that most of the precincts will be finished with their canvassing and proclamation within 24 hours. Those that will be left are the bigger barangays,” Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said.

October 30, 2013 Update: Comelec reports that around 95% of winners for barangay election already proclaimed of the total 42,028 barangays nationwide.

Comelec said that 14 regions in the country have tallied close to 100 percent results. These include Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Soccsksargen, the Cordilleras, and Caraga. Meanwhile, Metro Manila has tallied a 95.7 percent with 74 barangays still failed to proclaimed winners within 48 hours due to some issues.

In about a day after the election, Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said that 75% of winners for barangay polls already proclaimed. Photo courtesy of abs-cbnnews.com.

comelec chairman sixto brillantes barangay election


Where or how can I find Barangay Election 2013 results online?
 
Since manual voting process is used for October 2013 election as compared to computerized May 2013 election, nationwide availability of results per barangay on the Comelec website will take some time. TheSummitExpress.com will post here soon the link once available.

In the mean time, to know the express results online, check out the following hashtags on Twitter: #Halalan2013(ABS-CBN), #BrgyEleksyon2013 (GMA News), #barangayelection2013 (Inquirer.net) and #BarangayElections2013 (PIA News).

You may also check updates from your local government unit (LGU) Twitter account or websites. For example, the town of Tupi in South Cotabato and Isabela City created election results page last 2010 for the locals to check the total number of votes and rank of candidates. Once we got updates from reliable sources, we will provide here links for October 2013 Barangay Election results.

Comelec also expects high voter turn-out of around 80 percent for Monday, October 28, 2013 poll since the race is more intimate.

The election shall elect the Punong Barangay, more commonly known as barangay captains, and members of the Sangguniang Barangay, or barangay council, in 42,028 barangays throughout the Philippines whose terms start on November 30, 2013.

Barangays are the smallest local government unit in the Philippines. Republic Act No. 9340 mandates that synchronized elections for the Barangay and SK elections to be held every three years on the last Monday of October. However, President Benigno Aquino III on October 3 enacted a law postponing the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections originally scheduled on Oct. 28 to allow Congress to reform the youth council.  The law sets Oct. 28, 2014, and Feb. 23, 2015, as the period within which the Commission on Elections (Comelec) could set the date for the SK elections.



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Palace reminds 54 million voters for Barangay Elections 2013



Palace reminds the 54 million voters of the country, as they cast their votes today, October 28, 2013 for the Barangay Elections, that good governance begins with selecting and voting the right leaders of barangays.

Barangay Election 2013 Vote Wisely


According to PCOO Sec. Sonny Coloma, voters should ensure that the barangay captain and kagawads they will choose (and vote) are capable of ensuring the well-being of citizens and must protect the integrity of the trusted fund of the barangay.

Monday is the day of reckoning for the more than 800,000 candidates vying for different posts. Voting started at 7 a.m., voters will have to choose one barangay chairman (Kapitan) and seven barangay counselors (kagawads) in each of the 42,028 barangays.

At stake in today's elections are 42,028 seats for barangay chairmen & 294,196 slots for councilmen.

Commission on Elections (Comelec) already said that results of Barangay elections can be expected in just 24 hours and winners will be proclaimed immediately except in big barangays.

“Our estimate is that most of the precincts will be finished with their canvassing and proclamation within 24 hours. Those that will be left are the bigger barangays,” Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said in an interview.

Canvassing of votes in voting centers will take place once the voting ends at 3 p.m.

Comelec also expects high voter turnout in Monday’s elections compared to the 76% turnout in the May 13 midterm polls.

“It should be higher than the May 13 elections. We expect this election to have 79 to 80 percent voter turnout since the race is more intimate,” he said.

Meanwhile, President Aquino is expected to cast his votes in precinct 175-A of Central Azucarrera de Tarlac Elementary School, Brgy. Central, Tarlac City as reported by Philippine Information Agency (PIA).
 



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iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c are coming to Smart and Globe on November 15, 2013



Telco giants Smart and Globe Telecom announced recently the release of Apple's latest flagships, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in the Philippines which are available beginning November 15, 2013.

Smart, Globe iPhone 5S, iPhone 5c photo


The announcement is now making excitement as Smart and Globe create pre-order pages for the "Forward Thinking" iPhone 5s and 'The Colorful" iPhone 5c.

Two months after the official launch in America, Filipino iPhone lovers will finally get their hands on the latest smartphones.

As of this writing, no details were given on the pricing of iPhone 5S and 5C plans for both Globe and Smart. However, it is assumed that iPhone 5c will be FREE on Plan 1200 or Plan 1500 and iPhone 5s probably be FREE on Plan 2500 for Smart. We'll update the details once officially confirmed.

Sign-up now to get iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c from Smart or Globe ( 5s, 5c) or compare the specs first.


iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c specs

iPhone 5s comes with iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, engineered for 64-bit technology and featuring hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri and iTunes Radio.

iPhone 5s is available in three gorgeous metallic finishes including gold, silver and space gray. To complement iPhone 5s, Apple designed premium leather cases in six rich colors—beige, black, blue, brown, yellow and (RED)—with soft, color-matched microfiber lining.

Apple said that iPhone 5s makes it even easier to connect to high-speed networks with support for up to 13 LTE wireless bands, more than any other smartphone in the world.

iPhone 5c, the most colorful iPhone yet and the lower price version will be available in five gorgeous colors—blue, green, pink, yellow and white.  iPhone 5c is built on a foundation of features people know and love like the beautiful 4-inch Retina display, blazing fast performance of the A6 chip, and the 8 megapixel iSight camera—all while delivering great battery life. It comes with more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world, a new FaceTime HD camera, and iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone.


LTE is perfect for iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c

Those who will adopt the new phone from Apple will be benefitted with the widespread presence of LTE in the Philippines. Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the latest trend and considered as the real 4G technology to provide blazing speed of data connectivity as compared to 3G or HSPA+.

Currently, Smart has roll-out over 1000 LTE sites nationwide covering 180 cities and municipalities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Smart is the only operator to provide 4G LTE coverage for mobile users in Caloocan, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Navotas, Paranaque, Pasay, Pateros, and Valenzuela. It also covers key areas in Albay, Bataan, Batangas, Benguet, Camarines Sur, Masbate, Mindoro Oriental, Pangasinan, Quezon and Zambales.

Moreover, Smart is the sole 4G LTE provider in Capiz, Iloilo, Leyte and Negros Oriental in the Visayas, and Misamis Oriental and Zamboanga Del Sur in Mindanao.

Meanwhile, Globe Telecom is currently expanding its LTE network to cover more key cities in Metro Manila. At first, Globe has just focused on “large contiguous area” like Makati City. Recently, Globe said that the company has activated more LTE sites and now available also in Pasig City, Quezon City, Taguig, Manila, Muntinlupa, San Juan, and Las Pinas.

Globe LTE infrastructure has also been established in Metro Cebu and Metro Davao as well as in select areas in the provinces of Bohol, Batangas, Negros Occidental, La Union, Rizal, Aklan Laguna, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Cavite, Cagayan, Pangasinan, Isabela, Ilocos, Quirino, Tarlac  and  in key tourist destination Boracay.

 



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Smart tips for stress-free Undas 2013 | download useful apps



It's that time of the year again, when you have to brave the thick mass of people in cemeteries to pay your respects to departed loved ones. The experience can be taxing, but you can still have a stress-free Undas 2013 with the help of your trusty mobile phone. Here are some useful tips from wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart):

Smart tips Undas 2013: download useful apps
Apps for stress-free Undas: (from left to right) Waze, PinoyTravel, NLEXAssist, Project Noah for Mobile

Avoid traffic jams using Waze

Download the crowd-sourced navigation application Waze from the App Store or Google Play so you can quickly identify the fastest route to the cemetery. Smart has a suite of packages that will allow you to use the app at affordable rates. For instance, you can get unlimited use of Waze for three hours for just P2! Simply text Waze2 to 211. More details can be found here: http://www1.smart.com.ph/pages/waze


Reserve bus seats via Pinoy Travel

If you’re commuting to Baguio or Tuguegarao, there’s no need for you to queue for hours in a crowded bus station to book a seat. Download the free Pinoy Travel Android app to check provincial bus schedules and reserve your seat.

Pinoy Travel was created by one of the startups supported by IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc., a business incubator backed by Smart and other leading companies in the country.


Check expressway advisories and traffic conditions with NLEX Assist

For motorists who will travel via the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) to visit their provinces, check out the NLEX Assist App from Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) and Voyager Innovations, Inc. (Voyager). The app displays a user-friendly color coded traffic status for each section of the expressway. Those using it while driving in NLEX can also receive push-notification public advisories. A convenient NLEX hotline dial button is also available, making assistance convenient and hassle-free.

Moreover, this app will feature rewards, deals, promos through a mobile advertising platform as well as a toll fee calculator and a way to check the balance of your Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Card. Users may download the NLEX Assist app for free via the Smartnet app update. Alternatively, it can be downloaded from the Google Play store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.voyager.stretch_nlex).


Be ready for the weather

Project Noah Mobile for Android, which is downloadable for free from the App Store and Google Play, can give you real-time weather updates and show the probability of rain in different areas. Get the app so you’d know whether to bring rain gear or dress for warm weather.

Smart collaborated with the software developer community to produce this mobile version of the Project Noah website of the Department of Science and Technology and the PAGASA Weather Bureau.

Stay connected with your companions

When you’re in a crowded cemetery, it’s easy to lose track of your companions. But you can easily get in touch with them using your phone. With the recently launched Smart Unli Call and Text 25, Smart Prepaid subscribers can enjoy one whole day of unlimited calls to Smart and Talk ‘N Text subscribers, unlimited ‘tri-net’ texts or to over 70M subscribers of Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular, 50 texts to other networks, plus online chat and browsing of up to 15mb – all for only P25.

For subscribers using their favorite apps on their smartphone, Smart has a suite of mobile messaging data plans, which includes an all-day chat offer for as low as P10 a day on WeChat and LINE. With the promo, all Smart and Talk N’ Text subscribers can enjoy chatting with their relatives and friends all over the world (who are also users of the same app) even without connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot and incurring additional data charges. To register, just text the WECHAT10 or LINE10 to 2200 (for Prepaid users).

It would also help to remember the Philippine National Police Hotline, in case of emergencies. You can call 117 or send TXT PNP to 2920.


Make sure your phone is fully charged

Plug up your phone before leaving the house and bring a portable power bank to make sure your phone lasts the entire day.




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Viral Video: Blind Filipino girl sings Miley Cyrus 'Wrecking Ball'



Manila - A talented and young Filipino blind girl from Southern Philippines is now the much talk-about and subject of interest of netizens after a video of her singing Miley Cyrus 'Wrecking Ball' was uploaded on Youtube and became viral on social media since Wednesday, October 23.

Joyce, blind girl sings Wrecking Ball


The young girl singing the Miley Cyrus hit on the video is holding a microphone in one hand and appears to be reading braille with the other while performing. The popular video will leave you with goose bumps as the young girl shows off her pipes.


The video was uploaded by George Doton and says that Joyce, 11 year-old (Grade 5 student) is from Barangay Luzon, Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental. As of this writing, the video hits around 325,000 views.

One of the comment on Youtube said: "wow....this girl is so talented...being blind is hard...that's why she has more emotions on singing...like a girl singing..while closing her eyes."

Vladimer Verdan on Youtube said: "When I saw this video of a little girl I didn't control my emotions to cry oh my god I can feel the sensations in every word she sing the lines of the song,, please help and don't discriminate those people who born like her, instead give them special attention I'm sorry but this is what I felt please don't deny the fact that there were someone there who criticize of being in different among us.."

Similar uploads of the video on social networking site Facebook garnered thousands of likes and shares. One of the copies uploaded on Facebook goes viral. The post now have more than 242,000 likes and shared more than 108,000 times.

Aside from the local blogs and websites in the Philippines, international websites like mirror.co.uk, ibtimes.com and latinopost.com also create a featured post for the blind Filipino girl.

Youtube nowadays become an avenue for the Filipino talents to gain popularity through viral videos. Among the list of now so called Youtube sensations are Aldrich Talonding and James Bucong, for their "Dance With My Father" rendition; Zendee Tenerefe, for the "random girl" clip that shows her singing at a mall; Cheridel Alejandrino, the elevator girl and the worldwide popular singing senasation Charice Pempengco.



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SM College Scholarship Program SY 2014-2015 | requirements, deadline of filing application



The SM College Scholarship Program, the flagship education program of the SM Foundation, Inc., is now accepting applications for SY 2014-2015. SM is now inviting qualified graduating fourth year public high school students to avail this opportunity. Learn more for the requirements, forms, guidelines and deadline of filing applications here.

SM scholarship program now accepting applications for SY 2014-2015


The scholarship program, now on its 20th year, helps provide quality education to bright but underprivileged public high school graduates. The program has 1,200 college scholars at any time nationwide enrolled in 73 colleges and universities in NCR, Baguio, Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Rizal, Tarlac, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo.

Below is the list of qualifications for the SM College Scholarship Program:
  • Graduates of Public High Schools
  • P150,000 or less household income per year, supported by a BIR Income Tax Return
  • Fourth year weighted average grade of at least 88% in the second or third grading period.

SM Foundation- Education said that application form and guidelines are now available at the customer service counters of the SM SuperMalls, SM Department Stores, SM Supermarkets and Save More Markets.

Deadline of filing applications is on December 20, 2013.

Procedure for SM Scholarship Application
  • Completely fill out the SM College Scholarship Application form.
  • Attach clear photocopy of F138 or Fourth year high school report card with the second or third grading period's weighted average.
  • Attach Certificate of passing the entrance test in school of choice (if available).
  • Attach photocopy of 2012 Income Tax Return (ITR) or Certificate of Non-filing of Income.
  • Submit accomplished application form and all required documents to the customer service counters of the SM SuperMalls, SM Department Stores, SM Supermarkets and Save More Markets before December 20, 2013.
  • Qualified applicants will be notified (through telephone call or sms) as to their schedule of interview and IQ test.
  • Only fully accomplished application forms, accompanied by all the required documents  will be processed.


Applicants have to hurdle a strict screening process which involves the usual written examinations and the personal interviews. It is important is that the applicant exhibits the potential for leadership as well as the actual, and not merely the imagined, capability of doing well in one’s studies but also eventually in contributing to the enhancement of one’s community.

The benefits of being selected as an SM Foundation’s scholar are enormous and thus not limited to the hand-out of free tuition. The scholar is free to choose his/her career path, enroll in courses leading to degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Management, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Elementary and Secondary Education and Accountancy.

The scholars are given monthly allowances; they attend bonding and sharing annual activities such as the general assembly, recollection, sportsfest, Christmas party, summer and Christmas break jobs at SM stores. When studies are all done, they can expect job offers from the SM organization that is significantly present in most, if not all, the commercial centers in the country.

SM Foundation takes pride in its scholars’ achievements. The 2013 batch of graduates composed of 225 scholars yielded 91 who attained Latin Honors and Academic Distinction; 4 Summa cum Laude, 18 Magna cum Laude, 48 Cum Laude, and 21 Academic Distinction.  

Launched in 2003, the SM Foundation’s College Scholarship Program is the embodiment of the foundation’s education advocacy, one of many intended to extend immediate and long-range assistance to deprived communities in areas served by the SM Group of Companies.
 



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ABS-CBN updates COMELEC Halalan app for 2013 Barangay Elections



ABS-CBN, the leading TV network in the country announced the latest, updated version of Comelec Halalan app for the needs of voters in time for the Barangay elections tomorrow, Monday (Oct 28, 2013).
COMELEC Halalan app for Barangay elections updated

Barangay Elections 2013 will use the old voting system or reverted back to its old ballot form.

The latest version of its breakthrough mobile app in partnership with the Commission on Elections and is now downloadable for free on various Android, iOS, and Windows operated smartphones and tablets.

Through the Comelec Halalan 2013 App, voters can check their voter status and registration details, including their polling place and precincts. It also provides the latest news on the local polls coming ABS-CBN News and the Comelec.

The app also has the “Halalan 101” feature which contains infographics on how to vote, and what voters should bring to the polling place on election day. It also has interesting details on the barangay polls such as the history of the barangay, and statistics provided by the election commission.


The Comelec Halalan app proved to be very useful during the recent midterm elections especially to the 215,000 Filipinos worldwide who checked their voter status and tried to find out their eligibility to vote for the 2013 midterm elections.

According to a report by abs-cbnNEWS.com, the app averaged 27,000 installs a month on Android in 2013, and registered 70,140 installs in May 2013 alone. Its page views also climbed from 64,741 in January to 204,371 in April, and 3,648,326 in May.

Meanwhile, on iOS, the app averaged 20,000 installs each month in 2013, culminating in 83,563 in May. Page views began climbing at 76,951 in January, and hit 3,071,725 in May.

ABS-CBN News is the pioneer in voter education using modern mobile technology. Aside from the Comelec Halalan 2013 app, ABS-CBN News also provides the most up-to-date news on information on the barangay polls through its Halalan 2013 website at http://halalan2013.abs-cbnnews.com.

It also produced an online counterpart of the on-air Kampanyaserye features through the Kampanyaserye microsite (www.abs-cbnnews.com/kampanyaserye) where netizens can watch eight special Kampanyaseryes that talk about various issues concerning voters about the barangay and the upcoming elections.

Keep tuning in on ABS-CBN for the most comprehensive coverage of the Barangay Halalan this Monday (Oct 28).

Meanwhile, TheSummitExpress will continue to deliver the breaking news and important updates related to Barangay Elections. Like Us on Facebook or Follow Us on Twitter for the updates.



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Liquor Ban imposed today, October 27 and 28 (Barangay Election 2013)



The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) announced that liquor ban will be imposed today October 27 and 28, 2013, in connection with the October 28, 2013 Barangay Elections.

Liquor Ban Barangay Elections 2013


The ban covers the selling, offering, buying, serving and taking of intoxicating liquor, said COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez.

Anyone caught defying the ban faces up to six years imprisonment.

Under a Comelec resolution, violators of the liquor ban may constitute an election offense and shall be punishable by imprisonment of not less than one year, but more than six years, among other penalties provided for by law.

“Starting 12:01 of October 27 until midnight of October 28, an election liquor ban will be implemented nationwide except in the Province of Bohol and in Zamboanga City,” Jimenez said.

He explained that that Bohol and Zamboanga City is not covered by the ban as the Barangay polls there were postponed to November 25, 2013.

Election in Bohol was suspended due to the widespread damage from magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck the entire province last October 15, 2013. Also, Zamboanga barangay poll suspended due to extensive damage brought by the 3-week conflict between government troops and Muslim rebels in September.






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San Mig Coffee Mixers clinch 2013 PBA Governors Cup title



Manila, Philippines - San Mig Coffee Mixers clinched the 2013 PBA Governors' Cup title after defeating Petron Blaze Boolsters, 87-77 in the winner-take-all Game 7 held at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday night, October 25, 2013.

San Mig Coffee Mixers win 2013 PBA Governors' Cup


Marc Pingris outplayed Junemar Fajardo of Petron Blaze and finished the game with 19 points and 17 rebounds to go with his 5 blocks. He was named the Finals MVP.

“Unang-una nagpapasalamat ako kay Lord. Iniisip ko lang talaga laro lang (First, I thanked the Lord. I was only thinking of our game),” said the 6’5” forward after the game.

Marqus Blakely  of San Mig Coffee Mixers was named Bobby Parks Best Import of the Conference. The award is given to the most outstanding non-Filipino on a team's roster, frequently referred to as the "import."

Blakely and Pingris joined hands to tear Petron Blaze apart at the finish, foiling the Boosters’ bid for a 20th crown.

Meanwhile, Arwind Santos  of Petron Blaze Boosters received the Best Player of the Conference award.

The latest championship enabled San Mig coach Tim Cone to match the all-time best record of 15 titles set by PBA coaching legend Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan.

“I'm just very humbled at the moment... i think we're the underdogs coming in. Petron is such a well constructed team,” said Cone during the post-game interview courtesy of ABS-CBN News.


Here are the box scores for PBA Governors' Cup Game 7 (Championship):

San Mig Coffee Mixers 87 - Blakely 19, Pingris 19, Simon 16, Devance 11, Barroca 10, Yap 8, Mallari 2, De Ocampo 2.

Petron Blaze Boolsters 77 - Millsap 25, Fajardo 20, Lassiter 11, Cabagnot 8, Santos 7, Lutz 4, Kramer 2, Deutchman 0, Tubid 0.

Quarterscores: 19-19, 41-39, 65-61, 87-77


Here is the full game replay of Game7 4th Quarter of  the 2013 PBA Governors' Cup:


During the final game, there were around 21,000 spectators and supporters who flocked at the Big Dome. Also, the Game 7 was the most talk-about topic on social media specially on Twitter Philippines with the dominance of trends for the PBA Finals.

The 2013 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors' Cup, is the third and last conference of the 2012-13 PBA season. Due to the preparations for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship, the conference was just started last August 14.

The tournament is an import-laden format, which allows an import or a pure-foreign player for each team and with a height limit of 6-foot-5. The PBA finals is sponsored by PLDT Telpad.

The next season of PBA tournament (39th season ) is scheduled on November 17, 2013 with all games to be broadcasted live via TV5.
 



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RareJob IT Career Fair on November 14-15, 2013: Opportunities with Japanese Start-ups



Manila - RareJob Philippines, Inc. is proud to present its technology-focused career fair for Japanese start-ups.



Japan has always been known to be a step ahead when it comes to information technology. With the recent stability of the Philippine market, more Japanese start-up companies are eyeing to invest in the country.

The continuous growth of the country prompted 6 fast-growth start-ups from Japan to hold a Career Fair to bolster their workforce. The career fair is aimed at I.T. professionals as all the start-ups are seeking qualified programmers and system engineers who can compete on a global stage.

The recruitment event aptly titled “RareJob I.T. Career Fair: Opportunities with Japanese start-ups” will be held on November 14-15, 2013 at the University of the Philippines, College of Science Atrium and will be attended by 6 fast-growth start-ups namely; Klab Cyscorpion, Aiming Global, Wisdom Plus, Primer Media, YoYo, and RareJob Inc.

Hundreds of outstanding students and alumni of the Philippines’ leading university will be attending the event. Participants will be able to connect and build their career foundation with high-growth Japanese start-ups.

As confirmed with Joshua Antonio, HR of RareJob Philippines, Inc., he said that the career fair is open to all applicants.

This event is co-presented by the Philippines-Japan Friendship Club or more popularly known as UP Tomo-Kai. Started by seven visionaries in 1990, the organization has grown to an illustrious and full-fledged team working together to further its goals to promote the Japanese language and culture and foster mutual relations between Filipinos and Japanese.

For more details on the event, check out this page or contact Joshua Antonio (Cel. #0917.628.9717).
 



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October 2013 Customs Broker licensure exam results released | Passers, Top 10



The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released on Friday the results for October 2013  Customs Broker Licensure Examination. A total of 533 out of 1,278 passed the exam given by the Board for Customs Brokers in Manila, Cebu and Davao this October 2013.

Evangeryl Antoniano Muñez of University of Cebu in Lapulapu and Mandaue (UC-LM) topped the board with 92.50 percent grade. The top 2 and 3 passers are also from UC-LM - Dimple Palm Dosdos Comaingking who got 92.25% and Mary Catherine Cantones Catalan (91.00%).

The members of the Board for Customs Brokers who gave the licensure examination are Atty. Ferdinand A. Nague, Chairman; Felipe A. Bartolome and Silverio F. Montalbo, Members.

The results were released in two (2) working days after the last day of examination.

Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be on November 7 and 8, 2013. Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), 1 piece passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag), 2 sets of metered documentary stamps and 1 short brown envelope with name and profession and to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2013-2016. Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The date and venue for the oathtaking ceremony of the new successful examinees in the said examination WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on OCTOBER 22 & 23, 2013 Page: 2 of 12
Released on OCTOBER 25, 2013
Seq. No. N a m e
1 ABAD, RUNETTE CATBAGAN
2 ABAMONGA, MEL CHRISTIAN CRUZ
3 ABANTO, PAULINE VIANE MANALO
4 ABAYA, DESIREE TANYAG
5 ABCEDE, SHARMAINE CABAHUG
6 ABELLO, ASTRID HOBANIL
7 ABIA, ANGELO ARCE
8 ABRAJANO, KAREENA GRACE MARASIGAN
9 ADAP, BOBLEX AL-BASIT MAROHOMSALIC
10 ADUNA, GRECIA TEJADA
11 AFUANG, MARK LOUISE DIMAILIG
12 AGANTAL, ASNAWE BATUA
13 AGITAN, MILAN JUDE FLORES
14 AGOJO, JANET ENCARNACION
15 AGUILA, MELISSA CAPUNO
16 AGUILAR, LINDELOU BARANGGAN
17 AGUILON, MARC JASON ENCIERTO
18 AGUILON, RONALD JOHN DULVA
19 AJERO, JACKLORD ASAYTUNO
20 ALBAY, MARA THERESE CANTAL
21 ALCANTARA, CHARMAINE ORDONIO
22 ALEVIADO, LORIEJOEY SUICO
23 ALLANIC, IVY RICARTE
24 ALMADIN, ANNALYN LADEZA
25 AMA, MATT FRANCIS AMA
26 AMBIT, ALLAN JHON BASALE
27 ANCOT, REYMOND ESPINOSA
28 ANDRADE, CHRISTOPER DIMANAHAN
29 ANDRES, MARIA KRISTINE ALEXIS DACLAN
30 ANTONIO, JUSTINE JOB ALINEA
31 AQUINO, CHARITO HERNANDEZ
32 ARABES, IRISH PORCESO
33 ARADA, ELLA MARIE ACOSTA
34 ARAOJO, DARYLL TINDUGAN
35 ARAUBAN, EZELLE MANALO
36 ARBOLADO, FRANCIS ARNOLD CARANDANG
37 ARCEGA, PRINCE ENCIE DEL ROSARIO
38 ARELLANO, MARIA GLENDA ORTIZ
39 ARITA, JORGEN PEÑA
40 ARROYO, ERDION SARMIENTO
41 ARROYO, KAREN CAÑA
42 ARTAZO, CHARISH LATAYADA
43 ARTIAGA, ANGELIQUE SIASON
44 ARUGAY, JENNIFER MELAD
45 ASIS, SHEILA MAY VARGAS
46 ATANACIO, BERNADETH LOZADA
47 ATIENZA, DIANE NOLLAN
48 AUSTRIA, JASMIN DE CHAVEZ
49 AUSTRIA, JB ROSE LOREN JAVIER
50 AVILA, AIZA ALBIS
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
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Held on OCTOBER 22 & 23, 2013 Page: 3 of 12
Released on OCTOBER 25, 2013
Seq. No. N a m e
51 AZUCENA, RICH MARK MENDOZA
52 AÑONUEVO, ANNA KRISTEL MANALO
53 BACELONIA, IRENE RANI PASCUA
54 BAGAUISAN, MARICRIS ORBISTONDO
55 BAGSIT, PRINCESS JANE CULTURA
56 BAGUIO, BEVERLY DAGONDON
57 BAGUIO, EDILYN SALGADO
58 BALASBAS, MADEL LEOPANGO
59 BALBOA, JUAN CARLOS POBLACION
60 BALDIZAR, MA ANTONETTE CONSUEGRA
61 BALLARTA, RONALYN CRUZ
62 BALURAN, ARNEL GEFRIL BITOY
63 BALUYOT, GALILEA MADAYAG
64 BALUYOT, LAZELYN DULZURA
65 BANCORO, BABYLYN ROSE AGNO
66 BANGUEL, MARY JOY GARCIA
67 BANTAY, PATRICK JAMES
68 BARCELON, PHOEBHIS ACUÑA
69 BARDON, RIEL TORO
70 BATALUNA, RODELLIE JEAN BACANG
71 BATIANCILA, JONATHAN QUITORIANO
72 BAYLON, JOELLE MAE MAHINAY
73 BAÑADERA, ISABELLE SALVADOR
74 BECIERA, MELVIN SELLOTE
75 BEDRIJO, RODNEY ANDALES
76 BEJARIN, MA JOSSELLE SUAREZ
77 BEJER, JOYCE BRIONES
78 BELDAD, ERLY CARZA
79 BELTRAN, CARISSA JOY ROBIN
80 BERANGO, JOSHUA CABALAGNAN
81 BERDON, JAKE URSAL
82 BERIÑA, IVAN JAN ERICK CONCEPCION
83 BESAS, SHARMAINNE GARGANZA
84 BIBAT, FERRY CARMELET DELLEVA
85 BIBOSO, ZYRALOU SHAYNE CARAAN
86 BONGHANOY, LESLIE MABINI
87 BONSOL, JOHN PAULO SIMBALA
88 BOOC, ANGELIE MAMAC
89 BORDADORA, MARIBEL ESCOTO
90 BRIGOLI, MELAMIE BONGO
91 BUHATIN, HANNAH FAYE LUMBAO
92 BUHIAN, BILLIE JOE CAPITO
93 BULASA, MARY JOY RIVERO
94 BULURAN, ELISEO JR BAUTO
95 BUMAGAT, RONWALD AMANTE
96 BUNDALIAN, ANGELICA GATCHALIAN
97 BUOT, HAIMERKEN
98 BUQUERON, LESLEY JOYCE DEL PILAR
99 CABALIN, GILBERT EBARLE
100 CABER, RYAN JAY MANGUNAY
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
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Released on OCTOBER 25, 2013
Seq. No. N a m e
101 CABILIZA, JENIFER BRAGADO
102 CABRADILLA, EDYZA WEE DELIQUINA
103 CABROBIAS, ELLAINE APPLE MARTE
104 CADACIO, JEAN CAMILLE GAMIL
105 CADAY, JOHN CRISTERN ROMA
106 CAGADAS, ROGELIO ESCAMILLAN
107 CAGUICLA, NARCEL BOBADILLA
108 CALABON, BRYAN CHRISTOPHER VAFLOR
109 CALANAO, RONETTE GUYCOA
110 CALICDAN, MARK PANGILINAN
111 CALUNOD, JAMES BISCAYNO
112 CAMBAL, NESTOR JR BOHOL
113 CAMPUED, JUNE WILFORD BULAONG
114 CANCERAN, JERICO SALAS
115 CANDAZA, KATHLEEN ROSE DE SAGUN
116 CANDOLE, JANINE VILLA
117 CANTOS, CAMELLE ESPERIDA
118 CAPACIO, JOIEKIM YUCAMCO
119 CARIDAD, MARCIAL JR RAFAEL
120 CARIÑO, MICHAEL PANGAN
121 CASALME, JOCELLE CORONACION
122 CASAS, EIHZEL LUCERO
123 CASINILLO, LOVEY GARALDE
124 CASIPE, DONNA DELOS SANTOS
125 CASIPE, NIEL ZURITA
126 CASTILLO, JOHN MARZAN
127 CASTILLO, JONEL PEÑA
128 CATALAN, MARY CATHERINE CANTONES
129 CAUZON, ARIANE JAVIER
130 CAÑETE, ZARA PANUGALINOG
131 CAÑON, MA KATHERINE VALENCIA
132 CELECIO, MARK PIORAC
133 CERES, KAREN LUISA MISA
134 CERNIAS, SHEILA LALUNA
135 CHAVEZ, SHERRYMAINE
136 CLEMENTE, CHARIZZA CELYNE ASUNCION
137 CLIMA, EMMANUEL TIGAO
138 COLA, GAY ANN JOY SUSON
139 COLASITO, MARICEL SANDAGON
140 COMAINGKING, DIMPLE PALM DOSDOS
141 CONCHA, JEN-WEELE PLATIL
142 CONSTANTINO, CHARLENE MAY EBORA
143 CORNEJO, MARCELINA MARIE SAMSON
144 CORTEZ, JHON RICO CUZZAMO
145 CORTEZ, MARY JOY QUIÑONES
146 CRISTAL, MARCH KAREN AUZA
147 CUE, KIMBERLY NICOLE HABAB
148 CULAWAY, BRIAN JAMES ALVAREZ
149 CURBANO, ERROL JOHN SUNAJO
150 CUSTODIO, CHRISTIAN BERRY
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
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Released on OCTOBER 25, 2013
Seq. No. N a m e
151 DALIGDIG, HAINON MAMAO
152 DATU, MARVIN JAROMAY
153 DAVID-DEL ROSARIO, ARLENE MACALINTAL
154 DAWI, CORNELIO JR BUYAYO
155 DE GUZMAN, FRANCIS LOUISE SIOSON
156 DE GUZMAN, JENILYN LEGASPI
157 DE GUZMAN, KYHA GAITERA
158 DE JESUS, JOHN DAVE MEDROCILLO
159 DE LEON, RICHELLE ANNE PATA
160 DE VILLA, ERICA MAE APDON
161 DEL ROSARIO, JEFFREY AFRICA
162 DEL ROSARIO, JOSIE PADILLA
163 DELA CRUZ, KEIL ANN REJANO
164 DELA CRUZ, ZOZIEL KHAY ALCALA
165 DELEÑA, GERLIE MARCOS
166 DELIZO, KARLA MAE RIMANDO
167 DELOS SANTOS, CHARMIE PORTUGAL
168 DEMESA, ELAINE ROSE ATIENZA
169 DEPEÑA, CRZYL DEOCAMPO
170 DESALES, CECILE DACLES
171 DIMAANO, AILEEN GARCIA
172 DIMACULANGAN, ALELI MARQUEZ
173 DIMASACAT, VIROME GUTIERREZ
174 DIO, CHARMAINE GALE ORDAS
175 DIONISIO, DARYL JOHN GARCIA
176 DIPUTADO, STEPHANIE GUMANAY
177 DOMINGO, ANA KARENINA RODRIGUEZ
178 DONCILLO, CARLITO JR DONOGA
179 DUAQUI, NUMERIANO HERNANDEZ
180 EBALO, KEVIN BAUTISTA
181 EMUTAN, EUNICE SAN JUAN
182 ENAJE, JOYCE COMEDIA
183 ENRIQUEZ, ELAINE JOYCE OCAMPO
184 EPRES, MA SHERILYN DEL CASTILLO
185 ESCALERA, AIRON ESCUETA
186 ESCAMILLA, KENNETH PASCUA
187 ESCOLAR, GLEN BERNARD ALFORQUE
188 ESPELITA, KENNETH PEREZ
189 ESPENIDO, MARK LEO ESPALDON
190 ESPERIDA, KRISTINE RARA
191 ESTAÑOL, ISADELLE ARIANE OAMIL
192 ESTEVES, JISAN NOLLEDO
193 ESTRELLADO, XYRIN PAZ
194 EUGENIO, PATRICK SECRETARIO
195 EVANGELISTA, SHERRYBETH EVANGELISTA
196 FAJARDO, CHRISTINE DIOMAMPO
197 FALCON, THOMAS BLAKE CHENG
198 FERIA, GENEVIEVES ALLYKA BARRETTO
199 FERRER, MARIVIC VALENTIN
200 FLORA, ROMEO JR JUACHON
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
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Released on OCTOBER 25, 2013
Seq. No. N a m e
201 FLORES, CHERRIE MAE NEDIC
202 FLORES, FHERLY UDAUNDO
203 FLORES, LOU-ANN TONGOL
204 FLORITA, ROBERT FABABIER
205 FONDEVILLA, EMMANUEL DALIDA
206 FORMALEJO, PRINCE RAYMUND CONCINA
207 FORMENTERA, RAYMOND NARTE
208 FRAGO, ADRIANE LOUIE DIMACULANGAN
209 FRANCISCO, MAC PATE
210 FRANCISCO, PITT JOHN PAUL ASEBUQUE
211 FRANCISCO, RUBY ANN CASTA
212 FUENTES, KARLO ED INSO
213 GALANG, JONATHAN CAYABYAB
214 GALUT, MARIE FE GACOSCOS
215 GAMBA, RICHELLE MACABEO
216 GANZON, DANICA SHEILA GIRON
217 GAQUIT, SHERYL GENTELIZO
218 GARANZO, KATHERINE VILLAHERMOSA
219 GARAY, RIA JOY TUSCANO
220 GARCIA, JANINE AZLEY MALLARE
221 GARCIA, JOHN CARLO MAZON
222 GARDAYA, VIRGILLE ROSALES
223 GASPAR, JOEL EDWARD JR MINGOY
224 GASTADOR, ROMER FRANCO
225 GATMAITAN, ERIC GARADO
226 GATO, JOANNA ERRO
227 GERALDEZ, PABLITO BAROMAN
228 GERON, NELDA BASI
229 GIRAO, ALLEN CLARISSE NITRO
230 GONZALEZ, CINDY LIMIN
231 GRAJALES, CHRISTINE CAMILLE VALENCE
232 GUDA, JANET PEREZ
233 GUEVARRA, HAZEL FRANCISCO
234 GUILLERMO, JOHN CARLO DIMACUTAC
235 GUNO, RACHELL ULAN
236 GUTIERREZ, LEMUEL RUIZ
237 HADJI MUSLIMEN, MOHAMMAD HADJI NOR
238 HAJIHIL, ALMUHAJER LUTIAN
239 HAMOY, MIROLA GRAFE
240 HECHANOVA, RICHARD SAQUITA
241 HERNAEZ, MARIANE TORRES
242 HERNANDEZ, JESICA ORSOLINO
243 HERNANDO, SHAIRA MAY PEÑANO
244 HERRERO, CHARLES LEO MARCASOTE
245 HUMANG-IT, MARY JOY CABUGOS
246 IBARRA, LOVELY BACSAFRA
247 IBATAN, LYNITH NARBONITA
248 IDAN, NORISA HASAN
249 ILAGAN, ROWELL PAOLO FAMADICO
250 ISMAEL, MOHAMMAD FAIZ ABDULLAH
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on OCTOBER 22 & 23, 2013 Page: 7 of 12
Released on OCTOBER 25, 2013
Seq. No. N a m e
251 JACOB, JOHNRAY MANDOCDOC
252 JARAMILLO, PETER ADRIAN SUMERA
253 JATAAS, MARY GRACE
254 JAVELOSA, RICHARD ROBERT ENDAYA
255 JAVIER, ALMA MAE TORRALBA
256 JAVILLONAR, EMER JOHN GONZALES
257 JEREZA, CLEOTILDE ATIENZA
258 JIMENEZ, MARIEL GERMINA
259 JORGE, NICO SARRA
260 KAPANGYARIHAN, LEYEN BILLONES
261 KASILAG, JOCELYN BUQUID
262 LABANA, ALLADINO PACALDO
263 LABAY, AKISA SOLAIMAN
264 LABINGHISA, AL JOHN REYES
265 LACDAO, KIMBERLY MARTINEZ
266 LADRA, BEVERLY AILEEN HABAC
267 LAGANG, JANE ABAYON
268 LAGERA, RIZALYN BLACQUIO
269 LANDICHO, ANJELIKA AGOJO
270 LANOZO, MARIBEL BARRAMEDA
271 LAO, QUEENY JOVELLANO
272 LAROGA, ROSEMARIE PAYAO
273 LATOSA, KARL DAN FREY PAOLMA
274 LAURETO, RHENA MANAGBANAG
275 LAWAS, EDGAR III CAPUTOLAN
276 LEGARDE, NELSON RAFOL
277 LEGASPI, JAYLAR BOTIO
278 LEGASPI, KEVIN RAY RAMOS
279 LEGASPI, MA LALAINE ARDENIO
280 LEGUA, EVANGELINE GARAÑA
281 LEONAR, JOJIE MANALO
282 LIBARIOS, ANTONIO V BUMANGLAG
283 LIMA, ERIC LOUE BALUARTE
284 LLABAN, CINDY MACALALAG
285 LLOVIT, KINGFORD DOMINGO
286 LOCRE, RENATO JR PRANADA
287 LONGARA, KRISTINE JOY ANAQUE
288 LONTOK, INA PATRICIA GARCIA
289 LOPERA, KATRINA CASSANDRA MOLDEZ
290 LOPEZ, EVANGELINE SILOS
291 LOQUINTE, BETTY GALLEGOS
292 LOYAO, BERNARD ALIGADO
293 LOZANO, MERCY HIDALGO
294 LUMBANG, AIZEL PATANO
295 LUMBANG, JACOB ARABIA
296 LUNCA, JAYSON ESCALONA
297 MABELIN, SHANNON MAY MONDEJAR
298 MACABATO, NORHATA LAPAT
299 MACARAIG, PRINCESS MINA ROSE KASILAG
300 MACARAIG, REYMART VENUS
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
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Released on OCTOBER 25, 2013
Seq. No. N a m e
301 MACARILAY, RAY OLIVER MACATANGAY
302 MACATANGAY, GEMMA MANDIGMA
303 MAGBANUA, JOSEL MONTAÑO
304 MAGDARAG, JAYVEE ANN BALUYOT
305 MAGDAYAO, FRANKLIN VIGUELLA
306 MAGLUNOB, KAREN MAE YATAR
307 MAGSALAY, ROLEX SUMALPONG
308 MAGSINO, CHARMIN SALAZAR
309 MAGTIBAY, JIANINA MAE TONOGBANUA
310 MALABANAN, KIMBERLY JIMENEZ
311 MALAYAS, KRISTINE APPLE DELA CRUZ
312 MALICSE, JENNIFER PATRICIO
313 MALLARI, KRIZZA DANELA VILLANUEVA
314 MAMARIL, GLECEE MAE REBUCAS
315 MAMOWALAS, CHISA-HASIENA CANTA
316 MANALO, ANALIZA MENDOZA
317 MANALO, MYLA CONTRERAS
318 MANANSALA, KIFF BRYAN VALLEDOR
319 MANANSALA, RACHELLE DE LEON
320 MANDALUNES, CRISSA MAE RODRIGO
321 MANGRAY, ALNAIR DUCOL
322 MAPUTOL, MHARNEL MARIQUIT
323 MARAJAS, APRIZEL MALOLES
324 MARBIDA, JOSE ELUARD LOVENDINO
325 MARIANO, ERIC NELL BALURAN
326 MARMETO, TOM JUD'Z MEDIARIO
327 MAROHOMSALIC, NORHAIFAH SULTAN
328 MARTILLANO, CRIZALDE OGRIMEN
329 MARTINEZ, JOAN LOMBOY
330 MASANGKAY, ROWENA VILLEGAS
331 MASAPAY, JOSEPHINE
332 MATEO, MAUREEN JOY DE LEON
333 MATUNDAN, STIFEN JAMES YANSON
334 MAY-AS, JHEYMAR
335 MAYONTE, FROILAN CABRERA
336 MECUA, CEAZAR-IAN MACARAIG
337 MEDEL, JONAMARIE
338 MENDINA, ALVIN JAY QUINTELA
339 MENDOZA, CHARMAINE MARASIGAN
340 MENDOZA, GRETCHEN ESCOBIDO
341 MENDOZA, RUSELLE PERADILLA
342 MENDOZA, VON PATRICK MARQUEZ
343 MILLENA, RICHELLE CONDE
344 MILLIAM, ELBERT VILLACAMPA
345 MINARDO, GENILYN DELAN
346 MINGOY, JOVIE JAZZ TUMLOS
347 MIRANDA, JOHN KIEVEN DAUGDAUG
348 MIRANDA, JUDITH ZARENA DEMECILLO
349 MIRANDILLA, ZYRA MARIZ SABROSO
350 MONTAÑO, NELSON DANO
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
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Released on OCTOBER 25, 2013
Seq. No. N a m e
351 MONTECALVO, KRIZZA DUROY
352 MONTERO, MONETTE VIRTUCIO
353 MONTOYA, RICHELLE ANNE BORJA
354 MONZALES, NIÑA VANESSA LEYNES
355 MORELOS, RODOLFO III TAEZA
356 MORTALES, ELLEN ROSE MONTERO
357 MUGAS, DAISY MAE APOSTOL
358 MUÑEZ, EVANGERYL ANTONIANO
359 NACAR, DANIEL JR INOSANTO
360 NAGA, MANSOR ANDABO
361 NAKPIL, BHISMADEVDAS ABRINCIA
362 NAVAROSA, ADONEJAH FUENTES
363 NAZARIO, SARRAH JANE ARAYON
364 NG, JEREMIAH JOSEPH GUEVARRA
365 NOJADERA, JEROME SANQUE
366 NOSA, KARL EDUARD RODRIGUEZ
367 NOTARTE, JENNY LOU MENDOZA
368 OCAÑA, HONEY KAE MACARIO
369 ODOÑO, LIECEL KAY LABRO
370 OLANO, KIMBERLY MAE REMETIO
371 OLING, JESSICA METANTE
372 OMAMBAC, GIBBSON INOBACAN
373 OMAR, MOHAMMAD TAWASIL
374 OMPOY, CHARINA LOMANTA
375 ORACION, GUILLER DELA CRUZ
376 ORTEGA, RENIEL JADE OGA
377 OSORIO, ANA CRIS SAQUIAN
378 OSOTEO, MERLET ANINGAT
379 OÑATE, VICTORINO CACHUELA
380 PACLIPAN, ANGELICA AMAZON
381 PACUAN, DESIREE BASTON
382 PADAYAO, KEZIAH ABIGAIL MIRANDA
383 PAGAYON, GLENCINT
384 PAGLINAWAN, LYKA BRIGETTE MOLINA
385 PAGUIRIGAN, MA RECELINA LOPERA
386 PALERMO, IAN CESAR TORRENTO
387 PALMIANO, MARY JANE VILLARAZA
388 PANELO, JANE GUAB
389 PANES, RALPH JULIUS REMERATA
390 PANGANDAMAN, NASSEF ABDULLAH
391 PANGANIBAN, HERSHEYANN GANAN
392 PANGOMLAYEN, MARY JOYCE MOISES
393 PANUNCIALMAN, MELISSA GRACE COLINA
394 PASCUA, REGINE JOICE DE PERALTA
395 PASCUAL, ARNOLD ORDILLAS
396 PASIAD, CHUCHIE CLOMA
397 PASTOLERO, MAE JOY PEÑAREDONDO
398 PATANE, KIM JOEMAR UMADHAY
399 PEREZ, KAREN KATE SAMSON
400 PEREZ, MICHAEL JOSEPH MONTAYRE
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
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Seq. No. N a m e
401 PEREZ, NANETTE COMIA
402 PEREZ, RACHELLE AYCARDO
403 PEREZ, ROCEL NOVERO
404 PEÑA, IRENE ABABA
405 PEÑAFIEL, KIA EGOY
406 PIAMONTE, ALVIN SANTOS
407 PIQUERO, JELLY BOYSILLO
408 POLO, RESTY LOPE ESCOLANO
409 PONGOT, MERCEDITA MALUSAY
410 POSTER, RYAN QUIAMCO
411 PRINCIPE, JAYVIN PERILLO
412 PROTACIO, APRIL JOY BONIFACIO
413 PRUDENTE, CHRISMAINE JOY SARABIA
414 PUÑO, JOHNSON DE CHAVEZ
415 QUINATADCAN, IRINA MISA
416 RABE, MARK IVAN DACUNO
417 RADIATOWA, ABDULSALAM HADJI NOR
418 RAMOS, ZYRADEE ORTEGA
419 RANCHEZ, SARAH ELIZABETH PASCUA
420 RASCAL, NORJANA SAMAD
421 RASING, KING DAVID MARI
422 RECINTO, AIRESSE SALAPARE
423 RECOLIZADO, R-CHIE PASCUAL
424 RECTO, JOSEPH
425 REGERO, MA ABEGAIL REDUBLA
426 REMANTE, BRENDA QUIJANO
427 RETANA, REX JR BAQUERFO
428 REYES, JONATHAN CONGRESO
429 REYES, MAY BALAJADIA
430 REYES, SEVERINO JR AGUILAR
431 RIGA, ABDUL NAIM BURUAN
432 RIVERA, JESSA MAYNE QUINTOS
433 RIVERA, ROBERTA JANE LAURENTE
434 ROBISO, SARAH JANE GONZALES
435 ROBLES, JOSE MARI ORDANEZ
436 ROJAS, ERWIN ROY VITO
437 ROMARATE, BILSASAR JR OBINA
438 ROMERO, FEDELYN GASPACHO
439 RONDOBIO, LLOYD
440 RONQUILLO, RIZZALYN GONZALVO
441 RUANTO, REYNAN DACUYCOY
442 RULL, RYAN EDWARD PALOMA
443 RUZ, ALONA RESABA
444 SAAVEDRA, CHRISTOPHER MONTE
445 SABIO, ELEAZAR GARCIA
446 SACULO, ROMMELL PELAEZ
447 SAGER, PRECIOUS MAE SAGUID
448 SAJOL, JOMALYN MIRABUENO
449 SALAZAR, RAPH ARIANE DE CASTRO
450 SALVADOR, SHEENA ANNE DEGOLLADO
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
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451 SAN BUENAVENTURA, ROSAL MOLIN
452 SANCHEZ, CHERYL NASOL
453 SANCHEZ, CHRISTIAN DE GARCIA
454 SANDAGA, DRISZIEN MAE RODIL
455 SANDIQUE, ANTHONY GONZALES
456 SANGCAYO, MOHAMMAD FARHAN MACARAYA
457 SANTERO, MAE SHELLANE ARDEÑA
458 SANTIAGO, JEMELEE GRACE EDILLORAN
459 SANTIAGO, MYRA DATU
460 SANTOS, ABBEY LORENZE REYES
461 SANTOS, KASELYN ANN MORAÑA
462 SANTOS, RAFFY CASTILLO
463 SARANILLO, JHONDEL RENE TABOADA
464 SARCE, MARJORIE SABANIA
465 SARET, KRISTINE MARIE MANABAT
466 SARIA, KAREN ANN COLINA
467 SARMIENTO, BERNADETTE PRIETO
468 SARMIENTO, JEAN ROSE CAROLINO
469 SATO, MARK JOSEPH VEBORA
470 SAÑAREZ, MA ANGELICA AUBREY DE PEDRO
471 SELETARIA, SALVADOR JR VERGA
472 SEPADA, CHRISTOPHER JR CELLIN
473 SEÑORAN, JOHANNA MARCO
474 SIATE, CHRISTOPHER PARCAREY
475 SIGUENZA, STELLA MARIANNE AGSANGRE
476 SILVA, SUZETTE TEOFILO
477 SINANG, JEFFREY ARELLANO
478 SISONA, LEENEIL BAYA
479 SOLACITO, ALEXA MARIE DAEL
480 SOLIS, DARYL ALICANTE
481 SONGCUAN, CHEYZEL APPLE DE VERA
482 STA ANA, JOEMARIE JIMENEZ
483 SULAIMAN, SOUD HASSAN
484 SULIANO, RYAN JAY CABANILLA
485 SUMAGUIO, HERSHEY LOU BONSOL
486 SUMCAD, KRIS CAMILLE DOMINGO
487 SUMICAD, GERLEEN ENGLES
488 SUPERIANO, APPLE JOY UMAYAO
489 SUÑIGA, SARAH BARRIENTOS
490 SY, VIRGILIO BRILLANTES
491 TABAL, MARY CLAIRE LUMANTAO
492 TABON, LALAINE LOPEZ
493 TALIB, ALINOOR DIMAPANGCA
494 TAQUIQUI, KAREN ECHAGUE
495 TARIN, CHARMAINE
496 TAÑADA, ROWELL JOSEPH DALE IRLANDEZ
497 TAÑAN, RECHELL BRAVO
498 TEJADA, MELODY CABANGUNAY
499 TIMBAS, KAYEJAN SACAPANO
500 TINDUGAN, JOSEPH CLINT AUGUSTUS BAGNOL
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on OCTOBER 22 & 23, 2013 Page: 12 of 12
Released on OCTOBER 25, 2013
Seq. No. N a m e
501 TOLENTINO, PHILIP HAROLD BADILLO
502 TORNITO, CHEYENNE DELA CRUZ
503 TRESVALLES, EARL DWIGHT DOLINA
504 TRINIDAD, PAULO REGAYA
505 TUBALLA, JOWARD JUMALON
506 TUBEO, MICHAEL PANUNCIO
507 TUGAS, LEILANIE SOLANO
508 TUPAS, ARMIE RAMO
509 UDASAN, MOHAMAD JONAID MULOK
510 UMALI, UNICA JOY PARALEJAS
511 VALE, LAUDIE JR LALUNA
512 VALENCIA, LEONALIZA SARMIENTO
513 VARGAS, ANNIE BLANCO
514 VARGAS, RALPH ROBERT BENIGNO
515 VELASCO, RENALYN ESTO
516 VELIGANILAO, PETER MARK CABRERA
517 VERTUDAZO, ROMNICK BASTIDA
518 VERZOSA, MARIA NICCA LAOANG
519 VIBAL, MYCA AGUILA
520 VIGO, JAYSON LEGION
521 VILLA, RYAN MILAY
522 VILLAMAC, MARIA MAE AWIT
523 VILLANUEVA, MARC ANTHONY TAMAYO
524 VILLARUEL, CINDY ROSE ROCHA
525 VILLATURA, MARGARETTE ROSAL
526 VILLENA, ZYRRA YVONNE ARDID
527 YAP, ALAIN DEAN ABRASALDO
528 YAP, CHARMAINE BAYANI
529 YLAGAN, KIMBERLY EVANGELISTA
530 YUTAN, CHARLES JHON PRINCIPE
531 ZAMBOANGA, JENNIFER POZAS
532 ZAPATA, JOSEPH SAMUEL VASQUEZ
533 ZAPATA, LEVY ADRIAN RAMIREZ
NOTHING FOLLOWS----------------------

The successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places (Top 10) in the October 2013 Customs Broker board examination are the following:

RANK NAME SCHOOL RATING (%)

1 EVANGERYL ANTONIANO MUÑEZ
UNIVERSITY OF CEBU IN LAPULAPU & MANDAUE
92.50

2 DIMPLE PALM DOSDOS COMAINGKING
UNIVERSITY OF CEBU IN LAPULAPU & MANDAUE
92.25

3 MARY CATHERINE CANTONES CATALAN
UNIVERSITY OF CEBU IN LAPULAPU & MANDAUE
91.00

4 QUEENY JOVELLANO LAO
ASIAN INSTITUTE OF MARITIME STUDIES
90.75

GLECEE MAE REBUCAS MAMARIL
LYCEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY-MANILA
90.75

ARNOLD ORDILLAS PASCUAL
LYCEUM SUBIC BAY, INC.
90.75

5 CHISA-HASIENA CANTA MAMOWALAS
LYCEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY-MANILA
90.50

JAYVIN PERILLO PRINCIPE
LYCEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY-MANILA
90.50

6 MARGARETTE ROSAL VILLATURA
LYCEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY-MANILA
89.75

7 MARY CLAIRE LUMANTAO TABAL
UNIVERSITY OF CEBU IN LAPULAPU & MANDAUE
89.50

8 DESIREE BASTON PACUAN
LYCEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY-MANILA
89.25

9 GENILYN DELAN MINARDO
PHILIPPINE MERCHANT MARINE SCHOOL-LAS PIÑAS
89.00

STELLA MARIANNE AGSANGRE SIGUENZA
LYCEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY-MANILA
89.00

10 TOM JUD'Z MEDIARIO MARMETO
GORDON COLLEGE (for.OLONGAPO CITY COLL.)
88.75
NOTHING FOLLOWS----------------------

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