DOLE supervises 65 job fairs nationwide on Labor Day (May 1, 2014)



Manila, Philippines - Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Dimapils-Baldoz annoucned recently the job fairs in Metro Manila, with 17 venues already confirmed, will be the biggest job fairs on May 1, 2014 Labor Day, in terms of number of job vacancies.

DOLE supervises 65 job fairs nationwide on Labor Day (May 1, 2014)


"With 65 job fairs already firmed up, the job fairs in Metro Manila will easily be the biggest in terms of job vacancies, with over 77,000 job vacancies already tallied and still counting," Baldoz said in a press release.

"In fact, many more employers are requesting the DOLE National Capital Region for slots, but unfortunately, the biggest venue, the SMX in Pasay City, can only accommodate so much," she added.

Of the 77,000 job vacancies, Baldoz said 9,994 are for police officers to be hired by the Philippine National Police, and 9,000 for various vacancies in the Bureau of Internal Revenue, including lawyers and accountants.

Read: List of documents to bring to the Labor Day 2014 Job Fairs

The other day, she already announced the regional venues of the 65 job fairs to be held simultaneoulsy nationwide on 1 May.

"The 65 job fairs will be simultaneous nationwide. These will be held in different venues in 16 regions under the overall supervision of the DOLE," said Baldoz, saying the 2014 Labor Day theme, “Sa Sipag, Tiyaga, at Talino, Buong Mundo Saludo sa Manggagawang Pilipino” will be reflected in all Labor Day activities as a way of recognizing the invaluable contribution of all Filipino workers to the continued growth and resurgence of the Philippine economy.

In Metro Manila, the 17 job fairs will be held in the following venues: (1) SMX Pasay City (170 employers, 58,004 job vacancies); (2) SM North Edsa (65 employers, 6,499 vacancies); (3) SM Megamall (55 employers, 1,715 job vacancies); (4) SM Valenzuela (27 employers, 400 job vacancies); (5) SM Fairview (13 employers, 2,462 vacancies); (6) SM Novaliches (12 employers, 295 job vacancies); (7) SM Manila (41 employers, 411 job vacancies); (8) SM San Lazaro (16 employers, 825 job vacancies); (9) SM Sta. Mesa (37 employers, 190 job vacancies); (10) SM Pasig (2 employers, 96 job vacancies); (11) SM Marikina (20 employers, 2,341 job vacancies); (12) SM South Mall (12 employers, 595 job vacancies);(13) SM Las Pinas (4 employers, 41 job vacancies); (14) SM Sucat (7 employers, N.A.); (15) SM Bicutan (20 employers, N.A.); (16) SM BF-Paranaque (4 employers, 101 job vacancies); and (17) SM Muntinlupa (65 employers, 622 job vacancies).

Some of the employers in these job fairs are 8 Dynamics Golden Rays, Abensons, Able Bodies, Absolute Sales Corp, Aimstaff, Aktus Global, Amphil Food Concept, Inc., Arkipel Software Development, Arm Resources, Inc, Asiapro Cooperative, Arc Refreshements Corporation, Automatic Appliance, Bank of the Phil. Islands (BPI), Bayanihan Placement, Benby Enterprises, Best Allied Services, Bioessence (Skin Slimming & Spa), Ble Best Manpower, Brew Master, BSB Group Of Companies; BSB Junrose Auto Parts, Inc., Canadian Tourism, Cebuana Lhuillier, Consult Asia, Concentrix, Dames International, Datascope, Dermcare, E Performax Contact Center, Emerald Garments Manufacturing (RRJ), Empire East Land Holdings, Eurotiles, Executive Genesis, Fasteners, Field Oursource Asia, Gaic Manpower, Gakken, Golden Donuts (Dunkin Donuts), Health Station, Human Integrated Resources, Interlink Manpower, K Servicio, LBP Service, LED Management; LTC Multi-Services, Manos San Rafael, Marks and Spencer (Rustans), Mega Cellular, Mirof Resources, Nissan Sales, North Point Devt., Bank Pharma Best, Inc. (Good Fellow Pharma), Phil. Pinoy Job, Philcopy, Philman Power Center, Pipols Synergy Management, Pj Lhuillier, Pr Gaz,Primus Knowledge, Quinn Data Facilities, Rajah Travel Corp., RB Paringit, Inc., Rice In A Box, San Miguel Corp., Service Resources, Servicio Filipino, Sitel Philippines, Skills Talent Employment Pool (Step);Sky Cable, SM Group of Companies, Sobida Motors Corp., South Gate Sports Central, St. Lukes Medical Foundation, Teleperformance, Teletech, Temps And Staffers The Medical City Toyota-Makati Transorient Manpower, Triple E Manpower, TSD Global, Vicma Marketing, Wizard Manpower, and Yakult Philippines.

DOLE NCR Regional Director Alex Avila said that pre-employment documentation services will be available at the job fair at the SMX to be provided by the National Bureau of Investigation, Professional Regulation Commission, Social Security System, Pag-IBIG, Philippine Statistical Authority, and Phil-Health.

"The TESDA will also offer free massage and haircutting services, including a skills demonstration for baristas. Smart Communication, a major sponsor of the 2014 Labor Day event, will also offer free calls for OFWs and their families, as well as free printing and photo services," Avila added.

Any question about this release? Please call the Bureau of Local Employment at tel. nos. 527-2539 or 527-2453; or the DOLE Regional Office in your area: DOLE-NCR, tel. no. 400-6242 or 400-6011.



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List of documents to bring to the Labor Day 2014 Job Fairs



Manila, Philippines - As the country gears up for the 112th Labor Day celebration on Thursday, May 1 2014, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz reminded jobseekers on the basic “must-do” if they wish to join and participate in any of the 65 nationwide DOLE 2014 Labor Day Job Fairs.

List of documents to bring to the 2014 Labor Day Job Fairs


"Whether you are going to the job fair at the SMX Convention Center at the MOA in Pasay City, or to another job fair in a particular city or province, a basic requirement is to have your application documents ready as job opportunities in “key employment generator” industries in all the 65 job fairs will be abundantly available on 1 May," Baldoz said.

Read: DOLE supervises 65 job fairs nationwide on Labor Day (May 1, 2014)

She said among the list of documents required by employers at the job fair are resume or curriculum vitae; 2 x 2 ID pictures (bring extra copies for multiple job applications); certificate of employment, for those formerly employed; diploma and/or transcript of records; and authenticated birth certificate.

As a general procedure for job application on 1 May, new jobseekers will be required to fill-up registration forms which are to be provided at the job fairs. But before 1 May, applicants can already pre-register online through the new PhilJob.net website; or manually, through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO), in their locality.

"There will be thousands of jobs that would be available in the job fairs. Choose the position that best fits your qualification from the vacancies listing that would be made available at the fairs. Take note of the company's name then proceed to the company's booth,” Baldoz said.
"Better still, do a little research on the company you are interested in. This will be a big help in the interviews. Employers will interview, pre-select, and hire on-the-spot qualified workers, but if the applicant is not qualified, he may opt to look for other vacancies," she added.

The theme of the 2014 Labor Day celebration is ‘Sa Sipag, Tiyaga, at Talino, Buong Mundo Saludo sa Manggagawang Pilipino.' With this theme, the DOLE aims to recognize the invaluable contribution of all Filipino workers to the continued growth and resurgence of the Philippine economy.

“The resiliency of our workers, against all odds, is beyond compare. This Labor Day, we aim to give back the service they deserve by fast-tracking the matching of jobseekers and employers, particularly in identified areas where skills are highly in demand or available through the conduct of Job Fairs,” Baldoz said.

The job fairs are open to all unemployed, skilled and unskilled workers, fresh college graduates, graduates of training institutions, displaced workers and employees seeking advancement.

The DOLE is leading the 2014 Labor Day festivities with a renewed commitment to the righteous governance, anti-corruption, anti-poverty drive of the Aquino III administration, whose goal is to reduce, if not eliminate, poverty through inclusive job-rich economic growth.



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'PBB All In' releases Audition Photos of 18 Housemates



Manila, Philippines - ABS-CBN on Tuesday morning answers allegations that the newest housemates of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) All In did not audition and have passed through the special process contrary to the experience of over 44,000 other auditionees.

PBB All In' releases Audition Photos of 18 Housemates


The official Twitter account of PBB (@PBBABSCBN) posted the audition photo of the list of housemates during the callback auditions on different screening venues. (Please check back or refresh page for the updates):


1. Maris' Audition Form from Davao

2. Jayme's Audition form from Araneta

3. Chevin's Audition form from Araneta

4. Jacob's Audition form from Araneta


5. Chinito Manolo's Audition form from PBB Hall

6. Joshua's Audition forms from Marikina

7. Forth's audition forms from PDA/PBB Hall

8. Fifth's call back audition forms

9. Axel's Audition Form from PBB/PDA Hall


10. Loisa's Audition form from PDA/PBB Hall

11. Nichole's Audition form from PBB Hall

The opening of 'PBB All In' became controversial as netizens say that the show is scripted and no longer a reality program. The hashtag "#PBBScripted" zoomed to the no. 1 position on Twitter Philippines and in Worldwide trending list few hours before the show's live kick off.

PBB marks history of having perfect ten (10) trending topics on Sunday evening on Twitter Philippines and with "#PBBScripted" landed on top spot wordwide.

Netizens questioned the use of auditions if all the chosen housemates are famous and rich. Some expressed they don't believe in reality shows as they allegedly concern only to the people who are famous or have a handler.

PBB Host Toni Gonzaga on 'Buzz ng Bayan' clarified that PBB is not scripted and the emotions of housemates are real. According to her, 'PBB All In' will showcase interactions between adults, teens and celebrities.

Former PBB housemate Slater Young defended the program by posting a reaction on his Twitter account: PBB is never scripted. :) RT @MukitoNorth: #PBBScripted what can u say ‘bout this trending topic @thatguySLATER?

Meanwhile, one of the comments on PEP says: "With regards to what is happening inside the house, is it still scripted? It's a 50/50 answer. Yes, in a way because the creative team, producers, director manipulates every controllable variable inside the house. They create rules, tasks, control housemates' supplies, even create imaginary scenarios. Housemates reactions however are all genuine. Syempre, maco-control ni ABS kung anong pwedeng ipalabas sa TV, pero every single action from the housemates are genuinely theirs and are only affected by their own feelings and intentions."

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April 2014 Librarian board exam results | List of Passers, Top 10



The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board for Librarians released results of April 2014 Librarian board exam in 3 working days after the exam. The full list of passers, topnotchers (top 10), top performing schools and performance of schools are available on this page as officially released online.

April 2014 Librarian board exam results | List of Passers, Top 10

PRC announces that 149 out of 533 passed the Librarian Licensure Examination.
 Roll of Successful Examinees in the
 LIBRARIAN LICENSURE EXAMINATION
 Held on APRIL 23 & 24, 2014 Page: 2 of 4
 Released on APRIL 29, 2014

 Seq. No. N a m e

 1 ABAO, ORLAND SUBIDO
 2 ACUÑA, ABIGAEL TOLERO
 3 AGRAAN, YVON KRYSTELLE BALES
 4 ALA, RUFINA VEGA
 5 ALAVANZA, PETER ACUT
 6 ALBINO, JACQUELYN ISON
 7 ALEA, MARIA ISABEL LOPEZ
 8 ALI, FATIMAH ALIAH BANGOTE
 9 ALMADA, FATIMA SIOSON
 10 ALMAGRO, JAMES BRIAN DE LUNA
 11 AMAYAG, VIOLY TANAS
 12 AMAZA, JOHN LYNDON TATOY
 13 AMULAR, CLAIRE THERESE GENEROSO
 14 ANCHETA, MARY ANN AGBUNAG
 15 ANONAT, MARIA VICTORIA DEMATERA
 16 ANORE, DESIREE MAY GARCIANO
 17 ANZURES, AIRAH MAE AMELIO
 18 APOG, EVANGELINE DIOLOLA
 19 AQUINO, MARK GIL EVANGELISTA
 20 AURELLANO, DANICA ABLES
 21 BALIN, NILDA ANDALIS
 22 BANZUELO, JOYCE MACEDA
 23 BARCELONA, CARINA AFECIAL
 24 BARIQUIT, MARIA CHRISTINE LOVE INTO
 25 BELIT, LIEZEL PAGNAS
 26 BENEDITO, ANNE DENISE CATANIAG
 27 BEROY, CHRISTOPHER LOSTE
 28 BIACO, DARWIN ISIDRO
 29 BUNNAG, SHALYN MATA-AG
 30 CADIZ, PAOLO LEANDRO SANTOS
 31 CAMANGEG, CALIXTO NICOLAS
 32 CANONAYON, MADELYN PASENCIA
 33 CAPILI, JOSEPH TANTINGCO
 34 CASAO, MARILOU MONTALBO
 35 CASCOLAN, GIDEON JR ENRIQUEZ
 36 CATIMBANG, JOCELYN ORBON
 37 CHUA, SOLEIL ANN PARCO
 38 COLAR, CHARIE KAYE FERRER
 39 CORTEZ, MARY JANE LIWANAG
 40 CUVIN, MARIA CHARISSA LOUISE DELA CRUZ
 41 DAVIS, DARYL FLORES
 42 DOMINGO, CZARINA JOY SIBUNGA
 43 DOMINGO, HERMIE GRACE ALEGRE
 44 DUAZO, CHARLAINE MAY MISA
 45 EGUIA, MARY GRACE CERVERA
 46 ELUM, ELSIE ANSALAN
 47 ENCIO, MIKE NEL ACOMPAÑADO
 48 EVARDONE, GIOVANNI JAMES GARAY
 49 FEBRES, YVES ARISTEO ABAD
 50 FEDERICO, FLEUR DE LIZ MATIBAG
 51 FERNANDEZ, JANICE AÑOSA
 52 FLESTADO, JUVI DECEN
 53 GALINO, JULIO PACIO
 54 GAPASIN, SHERILL PADUA
 55 GARCIA, CYRIL TOLENTINO
 56 GARCIA, JOE NARD ALBA
 57 GARCIA, MARY CATHLENE PINAT
 58 GASPAR, JESSICA JALON
 59 GATAN, MARIE DECENA
 60 GEROCA, JESELIZA AQUINO
 61 GIANAN, JEANETTE EZRA TABUZO
 62 GOC-ONG, MARIA CHIEVE LOURDES BANSAG
 63 GOMES, ALMA PEDROSA
 64 GOMEZ, JONA TABERNA
 65 GORPIDO, GRACE CASTILLO
 66 GRACILLA, MARY ROSE ADAN
 67 GREGORIO, JENNY PACIS
 68 GUIBO-EJURANGO, ANA BULURAN
 69 HERRERA, EUNICE MARIA ANGELICA ANDRES
 70 IRINGAN, ALFRED BAUTISTA
 71 ISLA, ALLEN JAY PACTO
 72 JAVIER, RACHEL LAMANO
 73 LAGRIMAS, AARON JAY MATINING
 74 LANDICHO, JESALYN DE VILLA
 75 LANZA, DIOZA DAGLI
 76 LASMARIAS, LENY BARCOSO
 77 LAÑAS, JOAN TABUCAL
 78 LEDDA, LESLIE VALDEZ
 79 LEORCA, GERALDINE NUYDA
 80 LINAO, JULIUS BUNIEL
 81 LLABORE, JENNY ROSE SARRONDO
 82 LOQUIAS, EMILY PAJO
 83 LUBA, SHARMAINE JAMARO
 84 MAGAYANES, ANABEL ABUNDA
 85 MAGPANTAY, HONEY GRACE DIMATATAC
 86 MAGSINO, MARICEL MAÑALAC
 87 MALANA, ANALYN DECENA
 88 MALAYA, IRENE DILANCO
 89 MANCENIDO, PRECIOUS CARINAN
 90 MANSUETO, ALLENMICHELLE DEL CASTILLO
 91 MANUEL, CRESENCIO LOHHAN
 92 MAPOY, ROSEL HERNANDEZ
 93 MARCELO, ALDRIN BERNABE
 94 MARCELO, NOEL YAMBOT
 95 MARIGONDON, RAPUNZEL MUJAR
 96 MARQUEZ, MARIEL MORLA
 97 MARTIN, CHARLOTTE JACINTO
 98 MAXINO, IRENE MAE BAQUERFO
 99 MENDOZA, EMMANUEL TOQUERO
 100 MOLINA, CARLITO ABAO
 101 MORATA, JANINE MANGUBAT
 102 MORCOSO, DONNAVIE PANDAAN
 103 MOYO, MONA LIZA LACE YAP
 104 NUÑEZ, JENISEN IVY AÑONUEVO
 105 OLAYON, JEANNE MAE NAVALES
 106 OLIVEROS, MARY GRACE HERGA
 107 OPEN, ANGELY PACTURAN
 108 ORDOÑEZ, ALLYSA NICOLE SANTIAGUEL
 109 ORTILANO, LOVELYN SAMONTE
 110 PAJUYO, SHIELA EDER
 111 PALLO, GLENN ACEBES
 112 PAPA, JASMIN CRUZADA
 113 PEDROZA, JIRAH JANE JAYOMA
 114 PEREZ, MARILYN BALINGIT
 115 PILAR, CRISMAE SULLA
 116 PINGUL, MARIA EMELITA HERNANDEZ
 117 REDOBLADO, CHRISTINE MALATE
 118 REFORMINA, MELDRID BENTULAN
 119 RICO, GRETCHEN QUIRONA
 120 ROJO, FIDES HOPE CAMILLE UBAY
 121 ROQUE, MARIA CRISELDA CORTES
 122 SALAZAR, FELIX ASPIRAS
 123 SANTIAGO, APOLLA MARIZ NACU
 124 SANTOS, EDZEL YUTAN
 125 SANTOS, KRISTINE NAVARRO
 126 SIMBANO, SANIMA BACARAMAN
 127 SIMEON, MYLLEI BALONG
 128 SODIJANA, SUZZETTE MORENO
 129 SOLITARIO, MELANIE DELA CRUZ
 130 SUMAGAYSAY, ALYSSA JOY MASALINTO
 131 SUMNDAD, JAMELLAH PADAYAO
 132 TABADA, DIOGENE OTARA
 133 TAGORDA, CZERYLENE DUMAGUING
 134 TAN, JENETTE ANGELI ALCAREZ
 135 TANYAG, RIEL JANE PANGAN
 136 TAWAKEN, JET TOM-OKEN
 137 TIROL, CYRIL MARIE TAJANLANGIT
 138 TODOC, SHEILA MAE POLONAN
 139 TUTOR, JASON YAMYAMIN
 140 VARGAS, LORENA MANRIQUE
 141 VELASCO, ANTHONY EDMON BACLAO
 142 VILA, MA CYNTHIA ENCARNITA FLOR
 143 VILLAGANAS, GELYMAE PACAMALAN
 144 VILLAMOR, CECIEL VALE
 145 VILLANIA, VANETH LEIGH VARGAS
 146 VILLANUEVA, ANNA MAY ARZADON
 147 WADWADAN, MARIA MONICA TID-ANG
 148 WAKAT, GLADYS KAMORA
 149 YAP, KYZYL ELNY NACUA

Top 10 Passers Librarian board exam April 2014

The examination was conducted on April 23-24, 2014 in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Legazpi.

Librarian board exam was administered by the Board for Librarians headed by Corazon M. Nera, Chairman; Arabella M. Ananoria and Mila M. Ramos, Members.

April 2014 Librarian licensure exam covers the following subjects: organization, management and maintenance of multi-media based library or information service laws, trends and practices affecting the profession, reference, bibliography and information services and selection and acquisition of multi-media source of information (Day 1) and cataloguing and classification, indexing and abstracting and information technology (Day 2).

Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be on May 8 and 9, 2014. 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 2014-2017. Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

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

In November 2013 board exam, results were released in two (2) working days after the last day of examination. A total of 382 out of 834 passed the exam. University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman and University of Santo Tomas(UST) were named as the top performing schools by PRC.

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Complete List: 'PBB All In' Housemates Profile, Photos, Video and Bio (Part 2)



Manila, Philippines - 18 official housemates of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) All In were just revealed on Sunday, April 27, 2014 on the brand new season of many firsts and tremendous revelations. Profile, photos and bio of the teen, regular and celebrity housemates are available on this page as released by ABS-CBN. Video of the grand kick off is also embedded here.

Complete List: 'PBB All In' Housemates Profile, Photos, Video and Bio (Part 2)


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10. FOURTH PAGOTAN, 22-year old Chef. BRAD BAIT NG PASAY

PBB: FOURTH PAGOTAN, 22-year old Chef. BRAD BAIT NG PASAY


Fourth cooks for one of the restaurants in a 5-star luxury hotel in the country. He has a twin brother who’s also a part of PBB All In. Inside the house, he’s the more responsible twin, making him Kuya’s “Brad Bait”. Besides his culinary skills, he also knows how to dance, sing and paint. He’s one of the voice talents for dubbed anime and asianovela programs. He can also impersonate the voices of Gary Valenciano, Janno Gibbs and Gus Abelgas. He has a girlfriend of two years.


11. FIFTH PAGOTAN, 22-year old Businessman. BRAD KULIT NG PASAY

FIFTH PAGOTAN, 22-year old Businessman. BRAD KULIT NG PASAY

As his moniker suggests, Fifth is the more makulit twin. His twin brother is also a part of PBB All In. He likes pulling pranks and used to make and upload funny videos online. Despite his antics, Fifth is business-minded. He owns a small hamburger stall, on which he is too focused to even have time for a girlfriend. Like his twin brother, Fifth can also sing, dance and draw. He can also do Doraemon voice impersonations.


12. MANOLO PEDROSA, 16-year old Student. WONDER SON NG QUEZON CITY

MANOLO PEDROSA, 16-year old Student. WONDER SON NG QUEZON CITY


Manolo is the youngest among 5 siblings. His parents run a business together. He is more open to his mom, while he loves jet skiing and going on hiking trips with his dad. He also plays basketball, frisbee and badminton. Although he studies in one of the most prestigious all-boys high schools in the country, he is very popular among girls from other schools. This year alone, Manolo went to 5 proms! Despite being a heartthrob, Manolo never had a girlfriend because he wants to focus on his studies first as his parents wish.


13. JOSHUA GARCIA, 16-year old Out-of-School Youth. TATAY’S BOY NG BATANGAS

PBB: JOSHUA GARCIA, 16-year old Out-of-School Youth. TATAY’S BOY NG BATANGAS


Joshua lives with his dad, stepmom and three half brothers. He regards his father very highly because he sees how his dad is very hardworking. His stepmom treats him as her own and he has a good relationship with his half brothers. He is a member of Batangas’ cultural dance group, Sining Kumintang. He used to be a “Campus Crush”, but had to stop school on his 3rd year in high school due to financial instability. Apart from being a dancer, he also plays basketball and plays the guitar.


14. LOISA ANDALIO, 15-year old Student. TALENTED DARLING NG PARAÑAQUE

PBB: LOISA ANDALIO, 15-year old Student. TALENTED DARLING NG PARAÑAQUE


Loisa is part of a sing-and-dance girl group called “3G” that performs in mall shows and fiestas. She grew up in a close-knit family; second among 4 siblings. Her dad is a sales manager while her mom is a housewife. Even though she is NBSB (no boyfriend since birth), she prefers making friends with boys because she thinks girls have a tendency to be “plastic”. She plays volleyball and dreams of becoming a flight attendant so she can go to different countries.


15. RANTY PORTENTO, 26-year old Seaman. MAGINOONG MARINO NG QUEZON

PBB: RANTY PORTENTO, 26-year old Seaman. MAGINOONG MARINO NG QUEZON


Ranty is second among five siblings. His father is a househusband while his mother, who he considers as his best friend, is a photographer and acts as the family’s breadwinner. He wasn’t able to enter college due to financial difficulty. Instead, he finished a 2-year vocational course in HRM (hotel and restaurant management), which lead to him becoming a seaman. Even though he is open-minded and a good listener, he can also be short-tempered at times. He has a girlfriend and they’ve been together for 8 months now.


16. MARIS RACAL, 16-year old Student. SINGING SUNSHINE NG DAVAO

PBB:  MARIS RACAL, 16-year old Student. SINGING SUNSHINE NG DAVAO


Davao’s Singing Sunshine grew up in a musically inclined close-knit family. Both her parents sing and her dad also plays the guitar. But Maris learned how to play the guitar on her own by watching videos on the internet – the same way she learned how to play the piano, ukulele and the beatbox. Besides music, Maris also excels in acting and in dancesport. She is admittedly still in love with her ex-boyfriend whom she had to break up with because her parents found out about their secret relationship. Will her stay inside the big and yellow house help her get over her lost love?


17. AINA SOLANO, 21-year old Encoder. DANCING BOMBSHELL NG BORACAY

PBB: AINA SOLANO, 21-year old Encoder. DANCING BOMBSHELL NG BORACAY


Aina was born in Boracay and was raised there until her family moved to Geneva, Switzerland when she 8yo. She finished her studies there, and also tried to work as a hiphop teacher for kids. She recently moved back to Boracay on her own to try her luck out here, leaving her family and Moroccan boyfriend in Geneva. Aina knows how to swim like a mermaid after being trained in a mermaid school in Boracay.


18. ALEX GONZAGA, 26-year old SASSY SISTER NG RIZAL

PBB: ALEX GONZAGA, 26-year old SASSY SISTER NG RIZAL


The younger sister of one of the biggest Kapamilya Stars today, Alma recently made her comeback as a Kapamilya Star last year as a co-host for The Voice of the Philippines and as a regular on Banana Nite. Like her older sister, Alma is a triple threat who can act, host and perform on stage. But despite comparisons, Alma is still able to keep her individuality; veering away from her ate’s shadows, she is able to make a name for herself. In fact, this proves to be an even bigger year for Alma – taking on the challenge of co-hosting The Voice of the Philippines Kids with Luis Manzano, and joining the all-star set of hosts of PBB All In together with her older sister. But before she goes straight to hosting the biggest reality show on TV, Alma must face the challenge of being one of the housemates first! Kayanin kaya ng kikay powers niya ang mga hamon ni Kuya?




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'PBB All In' Housemates Profile, Photos, Video and Bio (Part 1)



Manila, Philippines - ABS-CBN officially revealed on Sunday, April 27 the 18 official housemates of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) All In. Profile, photos and bio of the new housemates are available on this page as released by PBB. Some videos of the grand kick off are also embedded here.

'PBB All In' Housemates Profile, Photos, Video and Bio


Here's the 'PBB All In' Housemates Profile, Photos, Bio and Video (Part 1):

1. JANE OINEZA, 17-year old Actress. RISING CELEBRITEEN NG QUEZON CITY

PBB: JANE OINEZA, 17-year old Actress. RISING CELEBRITEEN NG QUEZON CITY


Jane is a teen actress whose television career started when she was just a toddler. After a couple of TV commercials, she was casted to play the young Istah in Marina and became a regular on Goin’ Bulilit. After graduating from Goin’ Bulilit and blossoming into a beautiful teen actress, she got meatier roles in different teleseryes. She is now acknowledged as a serious artist after she bagged a Best Actress nomination in the 2013 New York Festivals for her role as “Nene” in MMK’s “Manika.”


Jane never had a boyfriend, not even an on-screen partner. Her being NBSB (No Boyfriend Since Birth) is by choice, but will love find its way into her heart while inside Kuya’s House? After all, anything can happen inside the famous blue and yellow house, right?

2. AXEL TORRES, 19-year old Student. JOCK-NEXT-DOOR NG TAGUIG

AXEL TORRES, 19-year old Student. JOCK-NEXT-DOOR NG TAGUIG


Axel is the eldest of seven siblings. He and his brothers are both athletic scholars; definitely a big help in the family’s economic condition. In grade school and high school, he was part of the La Salle varsity team. When he reached college, he only made it to Team B unlike his brother who is a legitimate La Salle Green Archer. Even with his good looks and strong appeal, he never an official girlfriend. He has been dating someone for two years now, but still hasn’t asked her to be his girlfriend. Will his stay in Kuya’s House finally give him the courage to take things on a another level with the girl he’s been dating?




3. NICHOLE BARANDA, 15-year old Student. SWEET REVELATION NG MAKATI

PBB: NICHOLE BARANDA, 15-year old Student. SWEET REVELATION NG MAKATI


Nichole is the daughter of TV host and celebrity, Phoemela Baranda. She was raised by her lola whom she fondly called “Mommy La”, and didn’t become close to her mom until her grandmother passed away in 2009. She is a second year high school student at Colegio de San Agustin and is a part of the CSA Dance Troupe. She moves her nose in a cat-like way a lot, a mannerism that she thinks she got from her mom. She always wanted to have a big brother.




4. CHEVIN KLEIN CECILIO, 22-year old Property Specialist. SIMPATIKONG SALESMAN NG CAMSUR

PBB:  CHEVIN KLEIN CECILIO, 22-year old Property Specialist. SIMPATIKONG SALESMAN NG CAMSUR


Chevin’s family story is that of riches to rags because of a failed business venture. He is supposed to be in his 1st year as an IT student in college, but didn’t pursue schooling anymore. He is now trying his luck in real estate sales. He has been single for the last three years because he is focusing on helping his family financially. He enjoys playing basketball with his brothers and friends during his free time.


5. CESS MAE VISITACION, 23-year old Raketera. BIBA RAKETERA NG VALENZUELA

PBB: CESS MAE VISITACION, 23-year old Raketera. BIBA RAKETERA NG VALENZUELA


Cess is the breadwinner of their family. Her dad is a tricycle driver while her mother is a housewife. She has two younger brothers, and she dreams of sending them to school some day. She’s a certified raketera who would take on any job just to support her family – from peddling soap and other beauty products to taking on bit roles on TV and commercials. Umubra kaya ang kanyang diskarte kay Kuya?


6. JACOB BENEDICTO, 21-year old theater actor. CUTIE CROONER NG PARAÑAQUE
PBB: JACOB BENEDICTO, 21-year old theater actor. CUTIE CROONER NG PARAÑAQUE


Because his father was an expat, Jacob grew up in Indonesia where he first discovered his gift of music. He was the drummer of a pre-teen band, one of the cool kids and enjoyed school life. When he came back to the Philippines, he had to make a big adjustment as he had difficulty speaking Tagalog. But eventually, he was able to make friends as he dabbled in musical theatre, film and now, Kuya has opened his door for Jacob. Will he finally find his place in the sun?


7. JAYME JALANDONI, 23-year old nurse. DEVOTED DAUGHTER NG LAS PIÑAS

PBB: JAYME JALANDONI, 23-year old nurse. DEVOTED DAUGHTER NG LAS PIÑAS


Jayme grew up in a conservative and religious family. She has two sisters and a brother. She’s very close to her mom but often consults her dad whenever she needs advise on anything. She loves to draw (mostly anime characters) and paint. She wanted to be a Fine Arts student but pursued a degree in Nursing because it is what her parents want for her. She never had a boyfriend because she still hasn’t found the right guy for her. Makilala kaya nya si Mr. Right sa loob ng Bahay ni Kuya?

8. VICKIE RUSHTON, 21-year old model. LADY MAHINHIN NG BACOLOD

PBB: VICKIE RUSHTON, 21-year old model. LADY MAHINHIN NG BACOLOD


Half-Pinay, half-British Vickie Rushton is a Bacolod-based model who also wants to pursue a career as a Flight Attendant so she can travel. She joins beauty contests for the prize money and to make her visually impaired mother proud. In 2011, she bagged the Mutya ng Pilipinas International title. She is in a relationship with Jason Abalos and they’ve been together for almost a year now.

9. MICHELLE GUMABAO, 21-year old host and volleyball player. SPUNKY SPIKER NG QUEZON CITY
PBB: MICHELLE GUMABAO, 21-year old host and volleyball player. SPUNKY SPIKER NG QUEZON CITY


Michelle is a familiar face among volleyball fans. She’s a former star of the DLSU Lady Spikers, with an MVP award for Women’s Volleyball under her belt from the 75th UAAP Season. During her term in DLSU, she did not only deliver on the court, but was also a consistent Dean’s Lister until she graduated with a degree in Marketing Management. Her dad is former actor-politician turned pastor, Dennis Roldan.

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LOOK: Jinkee Pacquiao gives birth to baby Israel



Manila, Philippines - Jinkee, the wife of Pinoy boxing champion Manny Pacquiao gave birth to a baby boy named Israel via caesarian on Sunday afternoon, April 27, 2014.

Israel Pacquiao born April 27, 2014


The politician couple welcomed the newest member of their family and their fifth child.

"Baby Israel Pacquiao was born at 3:22pm and weighed 8 lbs and 1 ounce. He's 2 weeks premature but doctors say he's a healthy baby!," Mark Zambrano of GMA News posted on his Instagram account.


Zambrano reported around 2:17pm today that Manny Pacquiao followed his wife into the operating room for her first C-section birth. He posted also on his Instagram account a photo with Manny Pacquiao giving a thumbs-up after seeing Israel in the incubator.

Earlier, the boxing champ posted on his own Instagram a photo of him saying a prayer for his wife before the Caesarian delivery.

"Please pray for my wife as she is having our baby boy Israel in just a few hours.", Manny said.


The Pacquiaos have four other children: Emmanuel Jr., Michael, Princess, and Queen Elizabeth.

Photo Credit: Manny Pacquiao and Mark Zambrano (GMA News) on Instagram



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Livestream Canonization of Pope John Paul II, Pope John XXIII now available



Manila, Philippines - Watch the Canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII on live stream online as the video feed is now available for those who were not be able to watch it on television.

Canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII
Canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII

For the first time, popes will be coming together in a historic canonization ceremony on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

The ceremony takes place at the St. Peter's Square where million of people flocked. This historic event will be hosted by reigning Pope Francis and Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, where they will raise their predecessor "the glory of the altars."

In the Philippines, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle leads Filipno Catholics in a special tribute to two great popes. Thousands troop to the event titled Shepherds, Servants and Saints at the Smart Araneta Coliseum featuring a live feed of the canonization rites at the Vatican and a Mass by Tagle.

Here's the livestream feed for the Canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII:


Pope John XXIII was declared Blessed by Pope John Paul II on Sept. 3, 2000 in Saint Peter's Square, during the celebration of the Great Jubilee. He reigned as pope from 1958 to 1963. Pope Francis changed the rules for the canonization of John XXIII, deciding that only one miracle, instead of two, were needed to make him a saint.

John Paul II was beatified in Saint Peter's Square on May 1, 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI. He reigned as pope from 1978 to 2005. At the time of his death in April 2005, millions attended his funeral and cried "Santo Subito", meaning "Make him a saint immediately".



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Netizens react on 'PBB All In' Housemates; #PBBScripted trends on Twitter



Manila, Philippines - Netizens on Sunday afternoon react on Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) All In live kick off as 2 of the 18 housemates were named on ABS-CBN's musical variety program ASAP 19.

PBB All In complete set of Housemates 2014


The 'Jock-Next-Door ng Taguig' Axel Torres was the first PBB All In housemate that was revealed. Axel is the eldest of seven siblings. He and his brothers are both athletic scholars.


The name of Jane Oineza dubbed as "Rising Celebriteen ng Quezon City " was announced next. Some netizens were shocked and don't believe that the young star just entered the Big Brother House. Jane is a teen actress whose television career started when she was just a toddler.


'Axel Torres' and 'Si Jane' instantly became trending topic on Twitter Philippines and Worldwide.

Related: 'PBB All In' reveals 18 official housemates today, April 27, 2014

Spoilers continue to circulate online for the list of possible housemates. The hashtag "#PBBScripted" zooms to the no. 1 position on Twitter Philippines and in Worldwide trending list. Earlier, hashtags "#PBBFamousEdition", "#PBBAbaMatindeEdition" and #DefineAudition add to the top trending topics.

A netizen questioned the use of auditions if all the housemates are famous and rich. Some expressed they don't believe in reality shows as they allegedly concern only to the people who are famous or have a handler.

Here are some of the comments of netizens about PBB ALL IN (#PBBScripted) hashtag:

rudolf quimson ‏@rudolfrafael: "Daming rants about #PBBScripted! Oh c'mon! I know you'll end up watching PBB!"

Yves Peter Carlo ‏@Yves_AKMAUP: "Making everyone fool. Making money. Playing with the dreams of many. Wasting the time of those who aspire to be a housemate #PBBSCRIPTED"

Kassie Dee ‏@FabulousKD11: "Stop complaining because you'll just end up watching PBB."

LouiseNicole ‏@NikkieMinaaaj: "They should have given everyone a chance to prove that they are MORE qualified being a housemate than the famous ones. "

Achilles David ‏@loveachilles: "I deserve an explanation, I deserve an acceptable reason!"

@itsmecharlesG: "I really don't know what's happening on PBB. I want the old version back."

John Louie Rezabal ‏@BAMthematics: "Dear PBB, I think you really have to do some changes in the system. "

Some netizens also encouraged others to be positive for the outcome of PBB All In and wait as it will give us a good show.

Host Toni Gonzaga on 'Buzz ng Bayan' clarified that PBB is not scripted and the emotions of housemates are real. According to her, 'PBB All In' will showcase interactions between adults, teens and celebrities.

Meanwhile, one of the comments on PEP says: "With regards to what is happening inside the house, is it still scripted? It's a 50/50 answer. Yes, in a way because the creative team, producers, director manipulates every controllable variable inside the house. They create rules, tasks, control housemates' supplies, even create imaginary scenarios. Housemates reactions however are all genuine. Syempre, maco-control ni ABS kung anong pwedeng ipalabas sa TV, pero every single action from the housemates are genuinely theirs and are only affected by their own feelings and intentions."




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Watch: Angel Locsin reveals thoughts about infidelity



Manila, Philippines - Kapamilya star Angel Locsin shares her thoughts about infidelity in the recently held presscon of the popular ABS-CBN's melodramatic family drama television series “The Legal Wife.”

Watch: Angel Locsin says "Very natural sa mga lalaki ang manloko"


ABS-CBN conducted interview with the 29-year old actress. Angel said: "Very natural talaga sa mga lalaki ang panloloko. Ang kailangan lang intindihin eh bakit kaya. Hindi lang yung part ng lalaki, kelangan mo rin tingnan saan ka nagkulang. Baka kasi di mo rin nabibigay yung part mo."



Angel Locsin celebrated her birthday on ASAP 19 on Sunday with with spectacular birthday bashes with the other April celebrants Daniel Padilla, Kim Chiu and her boyfriend Luis Manzano.

"Angel and Luis" has been the trending topic in the Philippines and Worldwide after Angel performed her birthday production number.

Recently, Angel gave statement about her relationship with Luis Manzano and how she feels that he is ‘the one’ for her.

Angel said: "Pakiramdam namin kami na 'yung para sa isa't isa."






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Calvento predicts Deniece Cornejo will surrender after Cedric's fall



Manila, Philippines - Tony Calvento, the award-winning broadcast journalist and supporter of Vhong Navarro on the filed cases against Cedric Lee and his group, predicts Deniece Cornejo will next to fall as she will turn herself in by surrendering.

Deniece Cornejo to surrender next


Calvento on his Facebook page reports breakthrough in the mauling case. From Day 1, Calvento shows continuous support to Navarro in seeking of justice against Deniece and Cedric.

Calvento's statement is following the arrest of Cedric Lee and Simeon 'Zimmer' Raz on Saturday morning in Eastern Samar. They were arrested by the the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and with the support of Operatives of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines ISAFP).

Cedric Lee and Zimmer were brought to Manila in handcuff today at 7:30AM via Tacloban PAL flight.

Cornejo is one of the suspects in the mauling incident happened in Forbeswood Heights Condominium, Taguig City last January 22.

Cornejo filed rape charges against Navarro but the Department of Justice (DOJ) junked the case for lack of evidence.

Calvento also revealed that Deniece Cornejo is still in the country with the other suspects and now sleep in their vehicles because they can't even check in at the hotels and resorts for fear of being recognized.

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) alerted all ports in the country to prevent the escape of Cornejo and Cedric group which are now considered fugitives.

The warrant of arrest was issued by the Taguig City Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 74 on April 21 for serious illegal detention, a non-bailable offense, against them. Meanwhile, Cornejo posted bail on the warrant of arrest issued for the grave coercion case.


Calvento gave details of the arrest of fugitives on his Facebook page:

"They had them tracked down in the Eastern Samar area in one of the vacation house after they moved around in a pick up along the Bicol area sleeping in the pick-up vehicle of Zimmer. They were escorted by a local policeman.

The law enforcers decided to sit it out patiently because only Warrants of Arrests last Holy Monday were issued for the Grave Coercion case which was a bailable crime.

After Judge Paz Esperanza Cortez found Probabale Cause to issue Warrants for the accused the operatives started moving in.

They lost contact with the group when Cedric closed his mobile phone or had no signal when they went trekking up the mountains when on Holy Monday the Judge Cortez issued ordered their arrest.

The place they were in was beginning to have transients and they feared that they would be recognized.

They went down the mountain when they realized it was a rebel infested area (NPA) camps and training camps all over the place.

Cedric Lee continued using his mobile phone (line) and the signals were easily picked up by the operatives. He had a Globe and Smart line and was using it alternately.

They decided to go there because Zimmer has relatives in Brgy. Solsogon and Dolores, Eastern Samar.

This morning their local driver (not the John Doe) was first to be arrested. He was driving Zimmer Raz' pick-up.

Shortly after lunch, Cedric and Zimmer were concerned and had no choice but to surrender or die should they resist.

This is considered an arrest and not a surrender.

Cedric Lee refused to answer questions without a lawyer which is his right to do so after they were Mirandized (or read their rights i.e. The right to remain silent… The right to counsel… Anything they say could be used against them in a court of law etc.)."

According to Calvento, other suspects in the mauling case Jed Fernanadez and Ferdinand Guerrero were warned by the Sec. Leila Delima to surrender or face the risk of getting hurt.



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'PBB All In' reveals 18 official housemates today, April 27, 2014



Manila, Philippines - ABS-CBN business unit head and director Laurenti Dyogi confirmed there will be 18 official housemates for Pinoy Big Brother 'PBB All In' edition. The list of newest Housemates will be revealed today, April 27, 2014 on 'ASAP 19', 'Buzz ng Bayan' and during the premiere telecast of "Pinoy Big Brother: All In" at 8:45 p.m.

PBB All In complete set of Housemates

Dyogi said the youngest housemate is 15, while the eldest is 26. They come from different parts of the country, including Aklan, Quezon, Bulacan, Batangas, Negros, Davao, Quezon City, Paranaque, Makati, Las Pinas, and Pasay.

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TheSummitExpress updates this page for the PBB All In Kick Off scoops. Here is the full list of PBB ALL IN official Housemates:

1. Jock-Next-Door ng Taguig - Axel Torres. Axel is the eldest of seven siblings. He and his brothers are both athletic scholars.

2. Rising Celebriteen ng Quezon City - Jane Oineza. Jane is a teen actress whose television career started when she was just a toddler.
3. Biba Raketera ng Valenzuela - Cess Mae Visitacion

4. Simpatikong Salesman ng CamSur - Chevin Cecilio

5. Sweet Revelation ng Makati - Nichole Baranda

6. Dancing Bombshell ng Boracay - Aina

7. Tatay's Boy ng Batangas - Joshua

8. Devoted Daughter ng Las Pinas - Jayme

9. Wonder Son ng Quezon City - Manolo

10. Singing Sunshine ng Davao - Maris


11. Maginoong Marino ng Quezon - Ranty

12. Spunky Spiker ng Quezon City - Michelle Gumabao

13. Cutie Crooner ng Paranaque - Jacob

14. Talented Darling ng Paranaque - Loisa

15. Brad Bait ng Pasay - Fourth

16. Brad Kulit ng Pasay - Fifth

17. Lady Mahinhin ng Bacolod - Vickie

18. Sassy Sister ng Rizal - Alex Gonzaga

Update:  Netizens react on 'PBB All In' Housemates; #PBBScripted trends on Twitter

"PBB: All In" will have a primetime telecast on weekdays to be hosted by Toni Gonzaga. Meanwhile, its "Uber" episodes, which will also air daily on afternoons, will be co-hosted by Bianca Gonzalez, John Prats, Robi Domingo, and Alex Gonzaga.



"Pinoy Big Brother," is a franchise from Endemol which premiered in Netherlands in 1999, has so far produced 10 "big winners" -  four each from the regular and teen editions, and two from the celebrity series.

ABS-CBN said that "Pinoy Big Brother: All In" will set history in the Philippines and in global franchise as it will bring together housemates of different age groups (teens and adults), along with local personalities sharing in one home for over 100 days.





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Bryan Castillo is Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition Doubles 2014 Winner



Manila, Philippines - Bryan Castillo of team 'Magkapatid' was named grand winner of The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition Doubles on finale episode dubbed as "Ang Bigating Pagtatapos' on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Dolphy Theater, Quezon City.

Bryan Castillo is Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition Doubles 2014 winner


Bryan Castillo of Pembo, Makati received a business franchise package, home appliance showcase, P100,000 worth of sporting goods and accessories, lifetime gym membership and P1 million.

Bryan Castillo is Pinoy Biggest Loser 2014 winner


Bryan Castillo has starting weight of 293 pounds and was able to lose 139 pounds or 52.56%.


Meanwhile, Francis has starting weight of 305 pounds and has lost 149 pounds or 48.85%. Kayen Lazaro has starting weight of 287 pounds and was able to lose 145 pounds or 50.52%.

The final four of the reality show Bryan, Francis, Kayen, and Osie stepped on the golden weighing scales for their much-anticipated final weigh-in during the live finale episode.

Watch: Bryan Castillo named Pinoy Biggest Loser Grand Winner (video courstesy of ABS-CBN Online).


Host Iza Calzada became emotional on Mommy Osie during her final weigh-in as she lost 133 pounds from 280 pounds starting weight or 47.50%.

Kayen received Php 500,000 as she got the Biggest Loser Doubles first runner up award. Francis was named second runner up and has received Php300,000 cash prize. Mommy Osie placed as third runner up.

"We are very happy sa achievement ng contestants. Kung kaya natin, kaya nila, ay kaya din ng lahat," fitness coach Jim Saret said.

The transformation of Biggest Loser contestants became the top trending topic on Saturday with '#BigatingPagtatapos' and 'Congrats Bryan' dominate Twitter Philippines. Obsina Sisters, Francis, Kayen and Mommy Osie also impressed and inspired netizens on their new look.

Contestants on The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition Doubles Bigating Pagtatapos


The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition: Doubles is the second season of The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition which is based on the The Biggest Loser franchise of the United States. The show started airing on February 3, 2014.

The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition Doubles was hosted by Iza Calzado, challenge masters Matteo Guidicelli and Robi Domingo, and professional trainers Jim and Toni Saret.



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PHOTOS: 'Meteor Garden' star Barbie Hsu gives birth to 'Little Shan Cai'



Manila, Philippines - "Meteor Garden" star Barbie Hsu, more popularly known as Shan Cai in the country gave birth to a baby girl via Caesarean section on Thursday afternoon at a hospital in Taipei.

PHOTOS: 'Meteor Garden' star Barbie Xu gives birth to Little Shan Cai


The 37-year old Taiwanese actress shared some of the photos of the new born baby with his husband Wang Xiaofei on image-sharing site Instagram.

Barbie called her little baby which weighs 3kg the 'Little Shan Cai' as she captioned in one of Instagram posts.


"Thank you everyone for the congratulations! It's a healthy baby! :)" Barbie Hsu said on Twitter.

She also posted, “‘Little angel’/‘leggy girl’ born April 24 15:30 Local time (Taiwan).”

Barbie Hsu married Chinese millionaire Wang Xiaofei on March 22, 2011 after a whirlwind courtship of 20 days.

The as-yet-unnamed child is the couple's first following their marriage.




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NBI arrests Cedric Lee, Zimmer Raz in Eastern Samar



Manila, Philippines - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima on Saturday, April 26, 2014 announced that fugitive businessman Cedric Lee and Simeon Raz known as Zimmer Raz, 2 of the 7 accused in the mauling of comedian Vhong Navarro, were arrested in Oras, Eastern Samar.

Cedric Lee arrested in Smart April 26, 2014


De Lima said the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), with support from the local Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP), arrested the two at 11:15 a.m. today.

"For the past few days, talaga namang tina track down na ng NBI yung kanilang mga location. More or less as of yesterday, we knew the general area kasi parang naging mobile sila. They hopped from area to another - from Quezon to Bicol, to Sorsogon and then finally sa Eastern Samar," De Lima said.

De Lima instructed the arresting team to immediately bring Cedric and Zimmer Raz to Manila.

"Dadalin sila sa Manila, sa NBI. In the meantime, doon muna sila sa NBI detention facility and we will await the commitment order from the RTC [Regional Trial Court] Taguig. Ang RTC Taguig ang magdedesisyon kung saan talaga sila dapat ilagay pending the arraignment, pending the trial of the case," she said.

Update: Cedric Lee and Zimmer were brought to Manila in handcuff today at 7:30AM via Tacloban PAL flight.





Alma Mallonga, lawyer of Vhong Navarro, congratulates NBI for the arrest of the 2 fugitive and says trial can now start.

The warrant of arrest was issued by the Taguig City Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 74 on Monday for serious illegal detention, a non-bailable offense, against them. Jed Fernandez, Ferdinand Guerrero and Deniece Cornejo were also ordered for arrest.

Meanwhile, warrant of arrest were also issued to Bernice Lee and Jose Paolo Calma for the grave coercion case. Bernice which was arrested by the NBI on April 21 posted P12,000 bail for the offense. Cornejo and Fernandez did the same for their temporary freedom.

On Friday, veteran broadcaster Tony Calvento revealed on his Facebook page that Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo and other suspects are still in the Philippines and now sleep in their vehicles because they can't even check in at the hotels and resorts for fear of being recognized.

Calma left the country last April 10 though lookout bulletin order was issued against him. Calvento hinted that Calma is turning to be a state witness.

Guerrero attempted to leave for Hong Kong last April 14, but was prevented by the Bureau of Immigration(BI).



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