Shopee launches Makeover Madness on Facebook



MANILA, Philippines – Great deals up to 90% off at the Shopee Super Fashion and Beauty Sale on April 26.

In time for the Shopee Super Fashion and Beauty Sale on April 26, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches a 3-part mini web series called Shopee Makeover Madness on Facebook from April 24 to 26.

Shopee Makeover Madness
Celebrity stylist Myrrh Lao To and beauty vlogger Raiza Contawi transform 3 lucky winners for the Shopee Makeover Madness

Shopee Makeover Madness is an exciting social media contest where three lucky participants, Lilibeth Hernandez, Adrian Olivarez, and Aprille Gelera, nominated by their friends and family will get an all-expenses-paid makeover from popular celebrity fashion stylist, Myrrh Lao To and Beauty Vlogger Raiza Contawi.

One of the winners, Aprille Gelera, is a single mother who lost her husband in an accident only a year after their marriage. She now has a beautiful three-year-old boy and she also takes care of her mother.

Users can find out more about Aprille and the other winner’s stories by catching the series on Shopee’s Facebook page from April 24 to 26.

Happening on April 26, the Shopee Super Fashion and Beauty Sale will feature 24 hours of storewide sales, flash deals, and free shipping with a lower minimum spend of ₱199. Users can expect countless fashion and health and beauty shops selling make-up, fragrances, personal care products, women’s apparel, and accessories with discounts up to 90% off.

Great deals up to 90% off at the Shopee Super Fashion and Beauty Sale on April 26.
Great deals up to 90% off at the Shopee Super Fashion and Beauty Sale on April 26.

For more information about the Shopee Makeover Madness, visit here.

Don’t forget to check out the Shopee Super Fashion and Beauty Sale on April 26 at https://shopee.ph/m/super-fashion-beauty-sale. Visit the Shopee website at https://shopee.com or download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

— The Summit Express


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Man loses wife, 2 kids just split second during Luzon earthquake



A man is left distraught as he lost his wife and two kids just “split second” during the earthquake that happened on Monday, April 22.
Man loses wife, 2 kids just split second during Luzon earthquake

Jason Dela Cruz was with his family ready to buy goods at the at the Chuzon Porac Supermarket in Pampanga. Upon arriving, he dropped off his wife, Manilyn and his children – Jacob, 6, and one-year-old Hailee as he went to look for a parking spot for his tricycle.

Man loses wife, 2 kids just split second during Luzon earthquake
Jason Dela Cruz was just looking for a parking spot for his tricycle after dropping off his family when the supermarket collapsed | Photo Courtesy: ABS-CBN

Jason has barely left the area when an earthquake shook the ground around 5:00 p.m. He screeched his tricycle to a stop as he ran towards the supermarket where he left his family.

Jason couldn't believe his eyes as he saw the four-storey supermarket collapse in a pile of rubble. Stone, cement, clouds of ash filled the area where he dropped off his family just minutes ago.

Jason said, “Biglang lumindol na, hindi ko pa nai-park ‘yung tricycle namin, bigla na lang bumagsak ‘yung ano, hindi ko na sila nakita. Segundo lang."

“Tinangka ko pa pumunta [sa loob] kaya lang wala na hindi na ako makapasok. Seconds nga lang po gumuho na ang building. Binubuhat ko na yung mga bato. Wala. Sigaw ako nang sigaw, hindi sila sumasagot,” the grieving father added.

Jacob, Hailee and Manilyn were three of the 5 fatalities recovered from the collapsed Chuzon Porac Supermarket. At least 16 died in Pampanga after a Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon.

Jason became more devastated when he saw the bodies of her beloved family. He could barely recognize them because they sustained injuries from the debris that fell on them.

Man loses wife, 2 kids just split second during Luzon earthquake
Jason Dela Cruz stares at the white coffins of his family | Photo Courtesy: ABS-CBN

Without his family, Jason no longer knows how to move on. He said, “Hindi ko po alam ang gagawin ko matapos nito…dapat sinama na nila ako.”

The widower shared that his son Jacob was supposed to celebrate his 7th birthday on the first of May. They were planning a pool party with their family and friends.

Chuzon Supermarket was in rubble as it collapsed after the earthquake
Chuzon Supermarket was in rubble as it collapsed after the earthquake | Photo Courtesy: Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Jason’s mother Sanita was also in grief over the tragedy. She said that before the family left, her daughter-in-law Manilyn promised to treat her for snacks while Hailee dances before them.

Sanita said, “Pagkalindol naalala ko yung anak ko at manugang. Yung kaba ko…”

“Bakit ang taong mabait pa sila pa ang kinuha. Ang daming taong mga salbahe. Bakit sila pa?” she added.

The grieving lola remembered her grandchildren. Sanita said, 6-year-old Jacob was kind and smart while 1-year-old Hailee was talkative.

Meanwhile, 25-year-old Lourdes Martin was one of the lucky ones who survived the tragedy. Her store was right next to the entrance of the Chuzon Porac Supermarket. After the building collapsed, she was trapped for two hours until rescuers came.

Martin made the painful decision to allow the rescuers to amputate her right leg which was pinned down by huge debris, as it was the only way for her to live.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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‘Kasambahay’ sent to college by kind employer, graduates cum laude



A house helper is now set to face the bigger world as she finally finished her college degree. To top it all off, she even graduated with flying colors.
‘Kasambahay’ sent to college by kind employer, graduates cum laude

‘Kasambahay’ sent to college by kind employer, graduates cum laude
Alfonsa Tilasa achieves her dream of finishing college | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Marivic Flores

Alfonsa has many dreams for herself and for her family. But because life wasn't easy for them, she chose to work first instead of pursuing college.

At the age of 14, Tilasa started working as a househelp. She has been jumping from one employer to another until she met Marivic Flores.

It was Marivic who convinced Tilasa to finish her studies. She encouraged her to be a working student.

The kind employer admitted that she encouraged her househelp to study because they said it brings good luck to their business and she really wanted to help Tilasa.

The determined househelp received a scholarship for her studies. Tilasa worked hard and studied harder to pursue her dreams. In the morning, she finished her errands at Marivic’s household and at night, she would be a hardworking student.

‘Kasambahay’ sent to college by kind employer, graduates cum laude
The happy graduate was all smiles for her graduation | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Marivic Flores

Finally, at the age of 28, Tilasa got to reap the rewards of her hard work. She finally able to walk on stage wearing her graduation toga.

Tilasa graduated with a degree in B.S. Computer Science from ACSI College Iloilo Inc. She was even awarded Cum Laude and Best in Thesis.

‘Kasambahay’ sent to college by kind employer, graduates cum laude
Tilasa was also awarded Cum Laude and Best in Thesis | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Marivic Flores

Marivic couldn't be any prouder of her persevering househelp. She wrote on Facebook, “Congratulations Nene. All your hardwork has paid off. So proud of your achievements. Go out and rock the world.”

Tilasa too was thankful for her “Manang Vic” for helping her achieve her dreams. She said if it weren't for her, she wouldn't be able to achieve anything.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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VIDEO: El Gamma Penumbra's touching performance of "Anak" at World's Got Talent in China



MANILA, Philippines – El Gamma Penumbra is again wowing everyone on stage. After conquering at “Asia's Got Talent,” they are now set to impress the world.
El Gamma Penumbra World's Got Talent
El Gamma performs accompanied by KZ Tandingan's “Anak” | Screenshot: Facebook/El Gamma Penumbra

El Gamma Penumbra World's Got Talent
El Gamma Penumbra joins “World's Got Talent” in China | Screenshot: Facebook/El Gamma Penumbra

The award-winning Filipino shadow play group has debuted on “World's Got Talent” in in Changsha, China with a touching performance highlighting selfless and unconditional parental love.

On Facebook, the group posted the video of their performance with the caption, "Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving.”

“Grab your box of tissues and watch this moving presentation that will bring you that much-needed catharsis,” the post added.

El Gamma Penumbra World's Got Talent
El Gamma performs accompanied by KZ Tandingan's “Anak” | Screenshot: Facebook/El Gamma Penumbra

Their performance was accompanied by KZ Tandingan’s version of Freddie Aguilar's “Anak” with Mandarin translation.

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In the video, one of the members of El Gamma Penumbra said they have joined the contest to achieve their dreams.

He said, “Sa apat na taon na lumipas, hindi kami tumigil sa paghubog sa aming mga sarili. Ngayong nandito na kami sa China para makilahok sa ‘World’s Got Talent,’ naniniwala ako na ito ang magiging daan para sa aming mga pangarap. Kaya mas gagalingan pa namin para kami ang maging champion sa competition na ito.”

After their powerful performance, the audience was visibly emotional with some even wiping their tears.

The judges were clearly impressed. David Foster, who was also a judge when they won in “Asia’s Got Talent”, said, “We saw you on ‘Asia’s Got Talent. It's nice to see you again.”

“We loved that you won. You take a blank page with nothing on it and you create something out of nothing. It is magic to me. We don’t know how you do it but we love that you do it,” he added.

El Gamma also shared that after winning Asia's Got Talent, they went on to share their blessings with the elderly. They visited and helped abandoned elders in the Home for the Aged. The group also reached out to young aspiring dreamers to pursue their talents.

You can watch their performance here:


— Sally, The Summit Express


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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolts Mindanao



MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported a magnitude 4.7 earthquake that shook parts of Mindanao on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolts Mindanao

The exact time of occurrence was recorded at 11:43:47 a.m. with epicenter at 07.86°N, 126.88°E - 063 km N 57° E of Baganga (Davao Oriental).

Instrumental Intensity 1 was recorded in Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur.

The earthquake that occurred has a tectonic origin with 11 km depth of focus.

Phivolcs is not expecting damage and aftershocks after the quake.

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolts Mindanao
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolts Mindanao

Strong earthquakes this week

On Monday (April 22), Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Central Luzon and shook parts of Metro Manila. The epicenter is located 18 kilometers east of Castillejos, Zambales, on a mountainous area, at a depth of 10 kilometers. 421 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS-DOST seismic monitoring network as of 8:00 am of April 23.

Phivolcs explained: "Central Luzon, which includes Zambales and Pampanga, is one of the seismically active areas in the country because of the Philippine Fault, Iba Fault, East Zambales Fault, and Manila Trench, which are the main earthquake generators that can affect the area. In addition, there are other nearby local faults, which may be covered by recent deposits, and may be sources of small- to moderate-magnitude earthquakes. "

On Tuesday (April 23), another strong earthquake with Magnitude 6.5 shook Visayas region with epicenter located 9 kilometers northwest of San Julian, Eastern Samar. Small-magnitude earthquakes followed afterwards, 37 aftershocks, according to Phivolcs.

Phivolcs shared: "Earthquakes in Samar are generated by the movement of the active faults which includes the Central Samar Fault, Eastern Samar Fault and Salcedo Fault and subdusubduction (diving) of the Philippine Sea Plate along the Philippine Trench. In addition, there are other nearby local faults, which may not be manifested on the surface, and may be sources of small to moderate-magnitude earthquakes."

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TOP 10 PASSERS: April 2019 Electrical Engineer REE, RME board exam result



MANILA, Philippines – EE BOARD EXAM RESULT. The full list of topnotchers or top 10 passers in the April 2019 Registered Electrical Engineer (REE) and Registered Master Electricians (RME) board exam is available on this page as officially released on April 24-26, 2019 or in 3-5 working days after the exam.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) recognizes the highest placers for April 15 and 16 electrical engineer and April 17 master electrician board exam, which were conducted in various testing centers nationwide: Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena and Tacloban.

Electrical Engineer EE board exam related result

The successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places in the April 2019 REGISTERED ELECTRICAL ENGINEER (REE) Licensure Examination are the following:

Updating for the list of topnotchers...to be posted once released.

The successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places in the April 2019 REGISTERED MASTER ELECTRICIAN (RME) Licensure Examination are the following:

Updating for the list of topnotchers...to be posted once released.

PREVIOUS EXAMS

In the same period last year, Kevin Restubog Relleve of University of the Philippines (UP) - Los Banos aced the REE with 92.75%. Meanwhile, Jayson Butad Bonajos of Bohol Island State University (BISU) - Tagbilaran topped the RME with 93.00%.

In the April 2017 exams, Kent Meyler Malones Samaranos of Mindanao State University (MSU) - General Santos City led the passers for REE with 90.90%. Cedie Orain Pamplona of Bicol University (BU) - Legazpi grabbed the top spot for RME with 94.00%.

REE board exam topnotchers in the past seven exams:

Exam Date Topnotcher School Rating (%)
September 2018 NIÑO BOY ARMARIO DACER BICOL UNIVERSITY-LEGAZPI 93.05
April 2018 KEVIN RESTUBOG RELLEVE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINESLOSBAÑOS 92.75
September 2017 EDILBERT VALLECERA TANDAAN CAMARINES SUR POLYTECHNICCOLLEGE-NABUA 91.80
April 2017 KENT MEYLER MALONES SAMARANOS MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITYGEN.SANTOS CITY 90.90
September 2016 ALFRED ISAAC RONDINA AJO CEBU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 92.40
April 2016 JOHN RAYMOND SABULARSE TOLEDO MAPUA INSTITUTE OFTECHNOLOGY-MANILA 91.55
September 2015 MARTHA ISABEL SALOMON DEALINO UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINESDILIMAN 90.95

RME board exam topnotchers in the past seven exams:

Exam Date Topnotcher School Rating (%)
September 2018 DEE-JAY DEMESA ALVARO BICOL STATE COLLEGE OF APPLIEDSCIENCES AND TECH-(FOR CSPC) 92.50
April 2018 JAYSON BUTAD BONAJOS BOHOL ISLAND STATE UNIVERSITY(FOR.CVSCAFT)-TAGBILARAN 93.00
September 2017 CLINT KENNETH UNTAYAO REDUCTO CAPIZ STATE UNIVERSITY(CIT)(PSPC)-MAIN CAMPUS 93.00
April 2017 CEDIE ORAIN PAMPLONA BICOL UNIVERSITY-LEGAZPI 94.00
September 2016 AIDAN DESTACAMENTO ENCARNACION SORSOGON STATE COLLEGESORSOGON 93.00
JUDY ANN PEREZ MONTECILLO LAGUNA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVSNPABLO(LSPC)
ALEXANDER TUMBAGA ZURBITO JR BICOL UNIVERSITY-LEGAZPI
April 2016 REYMARK MADRIGALEJOS EMBATE BICOL UNIVERSITY-LEGAZPI 92.50
September 2015 JOMEL CAMBANGAY ASILO BOHOL ISLAND STATE UNIVERSITY(FOR.CVSCAFT)-CALAPE 93.00

UPDATES

Strong earthquake on April 22 may cause delay on the release of results due to early dismissal of work as employees need to evacuate the building for safety purposes.

On April 23, PRC announced the temporary suspension of services in its offices in Metro Manila. This is pursuant to the order from Malacañang to suspend work in government offices in Metro Manila, as recommended by the NDRRMC, following the strong earthquake.

The Summit Express will update this page immediately for the list of topnotchers once released online.
TOP 10 PASSERS: April 2019 Electrical Engineer REE, RME board exam result

— The Summit Express


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FULL RESULTS: April 2019 Electrical Engineer REE, RME board exam list of passers, top 10



MANILA, Philippines – The April 2019 Registered Electrical Engineer (REE) and Registered Master Electricians (RME) board exam results, which include the list of passers, topnotchers (top 10), top performing schools and performance of schools are released online on April 24-26, 2019 or in 3-5 working days after the exam.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board of Electrical Engineering administered the licensure exam in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena and Tacloban on April 15 and 16 (REE) and April 17 (RME).

RESULTS SUMMARY

The members of the Board of Electrical Engineering who gave the licensure examinations are Engr. Francis V. Mapile, Chairman and Engr. Jaime V. Mendoza, Member.

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
REGISTERED ELECTRICAL ENGINEER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on APRIL 15&16, 2019
Released on APRIL 24-26, 2019

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Roll of Successful Examinees in the
REGISTERED MASTER ELECTRICIAN LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on APRIL 17, 2019
Released on APRIL 24-26, 2019

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REGISTRATION OF PASSERS

Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line. Please go to www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration.

Those who will register are required to bring the following:
  • downloaded duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • notice of admission (for identification only)
  • 2 pieces passport sized pictures (colored with white background and complete name tag)
  • 2 sets of documentary stamps
  • 1 piece short brown envelope

As advised, 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 examinations WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

VERIFICATION OF RATINGS

Electrical Engineering board exam verification of ratings (passers, non-passers and removal) can be done online. Visit PRC's "Verification of Rating" service and enter the required information to verify your identity. Note that this can be available in few days after the exam.

COVERAGE OF EXAM AND PASSING RATE

REE board exam covered the following subjects: mathematics, engineering sciences and allied subjects (Day 1) and electrical engineering professional subjects (Day 2). For RME exams, it covered technical subjects ( i.e. basic electricity, test equipment and electrical measurements) and Philippine Electrical Code.

The passing general weighted average rating is seventy percent (70%) with no grade below fifty percent (50%) in any subject.

RELEASE OF RESULTS

According to PRC Resolution No. 1127, the target release of recent Electrical Engineer board exam results is on Wednesday, April 24 or in three (3) working days after the series of exams.

However, results may be released ahead of the target or in later date without prior notice.

Strong earthquake on April 22 may cause delay on the release of results due to early dismissal of work as employees need to evacuate the building for safety purposes.

On April 23, PRC announced the temporary suspension of services in its offices in Metro Manila. This is pursuant to the order from Malacañang to suspend work in government offices in Metro Manila, as recommended by the NDRRMC, following the strong earthquake.

PREVIOUS EXAMS

In the same period last year, results were released in three (3) working days. A total of 1,315 out of 2,523 Registered Electrical Engineers and 1,831 out of 3,656 Registered Master Electricians successfully passed the Electrical Engineer Licensure Examinations.

In the April 2017 exams, results were also out in 3 working days. PRC named 994 out of 2,213 who passed REE and 1,817 out of 3,130 who hurdled the RME.

Here's the statistics Electrical Engineer REE board exam in the past seven exams:

Exam Date Total Examinees Total Passers Passing Rate Days before results release
September 2018 4,697 3,135 66.74% 3
April 2018 2,523 1,315 52.12% 3
September 2017 4,460 2,807 62.94% 3
April 2017 2,213 994 44.92% 3
September 2016 4,115 2,817 68.46% 3
April 2016 1,957 808 41.29% 3
September 2015 3,772 2,536 67.23% 3

Here's the statistics Master Electrician RME board exam in the past seven exams:

Exam Date Total Examinees Total Passers Passing Rate Days before results release
September 2018 4,251 2,649 62.31% 3
April 2018 3,656 1,831 50.08% 3
September 2017 3,864 2,643 68.40% 3
April 2017 3,130 1,817 58.05% 3
September 2016 3,709 2,525 68.08% 3
April 2016 2,914 1,633 56.04% 3
September 2015 2,993 1,886 63.01% 3

UPDATES

The Summit Express will update this page immediately for the list of passers, topnotchers and performance of schools once results are out online.
FULL RESULTS: April 2019 Electrical Engineer REE, RME board exam list of passers

— The Summit Express


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Marlou Arizala suspended, management now searching for the new "Xander Ford"



MANILA, Philippines – Looks like fame is short lived for the viral Marlou Arizala as he bids goodbye to “Xander Ford.”
Marlou Arizala suspended, management now searching for the new "Xander Ford"

In a surprising announcement made by Arizala's talent management, Star Image Artist Management confirmed that he is on “indefinite suspension.” It means Arizala is not allowed to participate in any event or engagement without his management's consent or until the suspension is lifted.

Arizala gained popularity after admitting to being bullied for his looks, he went through a major plastic surgery. With his improved looks, he started using the name “Xander Ford.”

WATCHRated K reveals new look of Marlou Arizala

On Facebook, Star Image wrote a lengthy revelation explaining the reasons for the sanction they imposed to Arizala.

Marlou Arizala suspended, management now searching for the new "Xander Ford"
Star Image Artist Management puts Marlou Arizala on “indefinite suspension” | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Star Image Artist Management

They cited that Arizala has been unprofessional and breached their contract,“violating the signed Memorandum of Agreement under Section 3 (Confidentiality and Non-disclosure), Section 4 (Exclusivity) and Section 5 (Performance and Attitude).”

Arizala's management wrote about him, “This is also to give him a lesson. But Marlou is a hopeless case. He can’t follow even a simple direction. Such a stubborn unprofessional individual.”

Star Image admitted that they “gambled” in investing in Arizala despite the bad reputation he had. Unfortunately, the management said they failed as the young man turned out to be arrogant and “consumed by his temporary fame and the attitude towards work and colleagues became worse.”

Star Image said that it came to a point when Ariza allegedly even said, “I never wanted this fame and to work in showbiz. I just wanted to look good!”

Star Image decided to bare the truth behind the controversies Arizala was involved in.

They first admitted the rumor that Arizala, indeed, shouted and boasted to the ABS-CBN marshals telling them, “‘Di nyo ba ako kilala? Ako si Xander Ford?”

Star Image also confirmed that the reason behind Arizala's GGV guesting not being aired was due to his unprofessionalism towards production staff.

The management also admitted that Arizala had been “missing.” They said he “deliberately hid from his management due to advice from his friends, peer pressure and allegedly under the influence of marijuana and alcohol (according to a reliable source).”

Star Image also said that the video of Arizala bashing Kathryn Bernardo is true and is just one of the many bashings he made towards other ABS-CBN stars.

The search for the new Xander Ford

Star Image said that the name “Xander Ford” is an “alter ego” of someone who is “kind, well-mannered, humble and responsible artist, and mainly to set a good example and inspire people, especially the Filipino youth.”

They added that they are now looking for the next star to be managed as “Xander Ford.”

Star Image said they have “decided to get back the name XANDER FORD from Marlou Arizala and to give to the Rightful Person bearing the good qualities that we are looking for an upcoming Idol and to become a good role model to all.”

— Sally, The Summit Express


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