Parents in hot water after leaving 5-year-old kid while watching PG-13 movie “The Nun”



Horror flick “The Nun” has been trending these past weeks due to its crazy special effects that would surely put you at the edge of your seat as you watch it, especially if you do so in theaters where the big screens make the horror flick even scarier.
Group in hot water after leaving 5-year-old kid while watching PG-13 movie “The Nun”

The movie has been classified as an R-13 movie; this means only those who are above 13 years old can watch the movie. Theaters are supposed to strictly implement this rule.

Recently, netizen Nelson Mendoza shared photos of a 5-year-old kid who was left outside the cinema because her companions had gone inside the movie theater to watch the horror flick, The Nun.

Group in hot water after leaving 5-year-old kid while watching PG-13 movie “The Nun”
Photo credit: Nelson Mendoza / Facebook

“This poor, five-year old girl was made to wait outside the cinema hallway because her companions, composed of four adults including both of her parents, all went to watch the R-13 movie, The Nun,” Mendoza wrote in a post that has since been shared by Pilipino Star Ngayon.

According to Mendoza, the group had already bought tickets for the horror flick; it had been a spur-of-the-moment thing and the group was excited to watch the movie.

When told that the child could not get inside the cinema because she was obviously too young to be anywhere near 13 years old, the group insisted on watching the movie. The guard on duty as well as the cinema porters told the group that they are free to rebook their tickets for some other day, preferably when kids are not around; however, the group continued to insist their right to watch the movie.

This led the kid to wait for the entire duration of the film, looking tired and bored while sitting on a chair outside the movie theatre.

Netizens have since slammed the adults who brought the kid to the cinema, saying they had ruined the child’s self-confidence and had exposed her to bad elements in society. A lot of kids have lost their lives after getting kidnapped from or near their homes, leaving the 5-year-old girl outside the movie theater on her own is certainly a very dangerous thing, netizens believe.

— Joy Adalia, The Summit Express


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PRC bares new schedule of Physician Licensure Examination (PLE)



MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission and the Professional Regulatory Board of Medicine officially announced on Tuesday the new schedule for the postponed September 15-16, 2018 Physicians Licensure Examination (PLE) due to Typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut).

PRC announces new schedule of Physician Licensure Examination (PLE)

"The PLE shall be held on October 27-28, 2018 in Manila, Baguio, Cebu and Davao," PRC said.

The new schedule took cognizance of the other already scheduled professional licensure examinations and the availability of facilities in the various testing centers.

On September 8 and 9, aspiring doctors took half of the total subjects of the licensure exam.

Meanwhile, PLE results are expected to be released on October 31 or three (3) working days after the last day of exam.

— The Summit Express


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Aetas fear for their lands, culture due to rise of New Clark City



MANILA, Philippines – The Aeta community in Tarlac are expressing their fears and concern that they might lose their decades-old land due to the development of the New Clark City.
Aetas fear for their lands, culture due to rise of New Clark City

Aetas fear for their lands, culture due to rise of New Clark City
The multi-billion project New Clark City | Screengrab: YouTube/ GMA

The New Clark City is said to be the country’s “first smart, green, and resilient metropolis in the country.” Under the Build, Build Build program, the project is being managed by the Philippine Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA). With a budget of P607 billion, the project is expected to draw in as much as 1.12 million residents and 800,000 workers to usher in a new era of economic development in Tarlac and Pampanga.

But in Sitio Ye Young, Barangay Juliana, Capas in Tarlac, the Aeta community is feeling the fear of being displaced as the modern metropolis is slowly encroaching on their ancestral lands. The 10,392-hectare Sacobia Ancestral Land in Tarlac, home to 16 Aeta tribes, is said to be part of development of the New Clark City.

Aeta communities fear they will be displaced
Aeta communities fear they will be displaced | Screengrab: YouTube/ GMA

For generations, the Aetas have been living peacefully in the land of their forefathers and had been protected under the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) of 1997 (RA 8371). Under the law, ancestral lands are given to Indigenous People to help preserve their culture and way of life.

Brigido Salazar, one of the Aetas in Capas said they fear they might not survive once they are displaced. He said, “Kasi po halimbawa, kaming mga katutubong Aeta hindi po kami pwede sa bayan. ‘Di ba po ‘yung isda ilagay mo sa katihan ay mamatay, kami rin po. Kapag wala kami sa bundok, nanghihina kami. “

Boy Galanga, an Aeta from Bamban, Tarlac also doesn’t approve that a metropolis will rise in their lands. He said, “Ipaglalaban namin, dito kami nabubuhay eh.”

But a leader of Aeta tribe in Bamban, Carlo Tolentino admitted that they attended a meeting in Clark with BCDA officials and he was convinced that a good agreement can be made.

Randie Bacani, Chief, Administrative and Finance Division of NCIP Region III, confirmed that they did a field-based investigation to see what communities will be affected and what areas should not be included in the development, including Aeta’s sacred burial grounds. All these agreements are included in the Memorandum of Agreement that the Aeta community and the BCDA have yet to sign.

Government assures Aeta community

Mabalacat City Councilor and ex-officio of Sanggunian Tribu Aeta (STA) Rubilyn Margarito defended the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) headed by president Vince Dizon. She said that the BCDA reached out to the tribes for a meeting and presented their plans. Margarito cited Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) as the Aeta’s protection and gave assurances that their culture will not be disrespected. She said, “Ang pangako nila ay magiging transparent sila sa lahat ng activities at inaaasahan namin na tototoo sila sa kanilang pangako at patuloy nilang rerespetuhin ang karapatan naming mga katutubo.”

BCDA’s statement

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) issued an official statement on the issue saying that the New Clark City will be built “within the Clark Special Economic Zone, is public land titled under the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA).”

“The recent social media posts criticizing the project are completely false and misleading. There are no certificates of ancestral domain titles or CADT within New Clark City's buildable area; hence it is not true that Aeta families will be displaced. Nevertheless, financial assistance packages are made available to all project-affected people. BCDA has also provided a relocation site for those whose residential structures were affected," their statement reads.

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— Sally, The Summit Express


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Room Assignments September 2018 LET: CDO, Davao, Gensan



MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) releases room assignment and guidelines for September 30, 2018 licensure exam for teachers (LET) or teachers board exam.
Room Assignments September 2018 LET: CDO, Davao, Gensan

Check out list of room assignment for Cagayan de Oro (CDO), Davao and General Santos.

SEE ALSO: FULL LIST: LET Room Assignment September 2018 Teachers board exam

CAGAYAN DE ORO

Elementary
Secondary

DAVAO

Elementary
Secondary
  • Agri and Fishery Arts
  • Biological Science
  • English
  • Filipino
  • MAPEH
  • Math
  • Physical Science
  • Social Studies
  • TLE
  • Values Education

GENERAL SANTOS

Elementary
Secondary
  • Agri and Fishery Arts
  • Biological Science
  • English
  • Filipino
  • MAPEH
  • Math
  • Physical Science
  • Social Studies
  • TLE
  • Values Education

Aside from Cagayan de Oro (CDO), Davao and General Santos, the September 2018 LET will be administered in Baguio, Laoag and Rosales, Bacolod, Catarman (Northern Samar), Cebu, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Manila, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Pagadian and Zamboanga.

Room Assignments INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Examinees should report before 6:30 in the morning every examination day. LATE EXAMINEES WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

2. Bring the following: Notice of Admission (NOA), Official Receipt, pencils no. 1 or 2, black ball pens, metered-stamped window mailing envelope, long brown and long plastic envelopes.

3. CELLULAR PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC GADGETS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

4. Wear the prescribed dress code.

The Summit Express will also update this website for the results of September 2018 LET. Keep tuning in and good luck to all takers!

— The Summit Express


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Viral super hero wedding film ‘Infinity Begins’ wows netizens



MANILA, Philippines – A couple who extremely loves the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies recently had a super hero wedding film made – and it was so good that it quickly went viral, surpassing 2.6 million views less than a week after it was posted!
Viral super hero wedding film ‘Infinity Begins’ wows netizens

Viral super hero wedding film ‘Infinity Begins’ wows netizens
Photo credit: Wonderlast Films / Facebook

Wonderlast Films shared the video captioned:

This might be the most (Insert awesometacular adjectives) wedding film you'll watch today! πŸ”₯πŸŽ‰πŸŽ₯πŸ’₯ A super hero wedding film by Wonderlast Films.
Disclaimer: This wedding film was made for a couple who extremely loves the MCU. Made by a bunch of crazy filmmakers who just want to make awesome films. This is for non-commercial use, please don’t sue us. πŸ™‚

Viral super hero wedding film ‘Infinity Begins’ wows netizens
Photo credit: Wonderlast Films / Facebook

In the clip, engaged couple Morris and Maria were walking at a dimly lit pathway when a villain appears. He laughed as Morris tries to be a hero, hurriedly donning a costume while Maria helped.

To help Morris fight the villain, however, Maria ‘rewrites’ the story over and over again to make sure her fiancΓ© would win yet the villain was too strong.

Viral super hero wedding film ‘Infinity Begins’ wows netizens
Photo credit: Wonderlast Films / Facebook

In this story, Morris turned into various superheroes in the MCU, transforming into Iron Man, Dr. Strange, and Thor yet their powers were no match to the villain who later revealed that he actually has Thanos’ gauntlet of power, with all the infinity stones intact.

So, how is Morris going to win this battle and protect Maria? Well, he couldn’t because the villain’s power is too strong.

Viral super hero wedding film ‘Infinity Begins’ wows netizens
Photo credit: Wonderlast Films / Facebook

But as he moved to protect Maria, shielding him from the villain’s powerful ‘snap’, something magical happened; a huge shield formed between them and the villain. It was too powerful even for someone in possession of the gauntlet of power!

The villain was shocked, especially after realizing that the power shield came from a small ring that was dubbed the ‘heart stone’. It was actually Maria’s engagement ring – and she used this small but extremely powerful ring to win the battle.

Viral super hero wedding film ‘Infinity Begins’ wows netizens
Photo credit: Wonderlast Films / Facebook

It really was symbolic.

SEE ALSO: Panic, screams after tornado hit a wedding reception in Marikina

Afterwards, parts of their wedding were shown in the video.

Watch the spectacular short film here:


— Joy Adalia, The Summit Express


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Panic, screams after tornado hit a wedding reception in Marikina



MANILA, Philippines – A wedding reception in Marikina was filled with screams when a tornado suddenly crashed the party on September 14.
Panic, screams after tornado hit a wedding reception in Marikina

On Facebook, Von Eric Espina captured the moment when the joyous wedding day turned into a chilling scene. The bride and the groom can be seen happily enjoying the party at Kapitan Moy Heritage House when a sudden thunderous sound was heard.

The loud crackle sent everyone screaming. Everyone started panicking when a blackout made things worse. The strong gusts of wind can be heard as lightning continued. When the tornado finally passed, Kapitan Moy the 200-year old house of Don Laureano Guevarra, known as the founder of the Marikina shoe industry, had its windows ravaged and part of its roof ripped off.

Tornado hit heritage house in Marikina.
Kapitan Moy Heritage House was damaged by a tornado | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Louie de Silva

The viral post has been viewed by more than 2.7 million times.

SEE ALSO: Viral super hero wedding film ‘Infinity Begins’ wows netizens

You can watch the video here:


Tornado in Marikina

Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro confirmed that a tornado spanning 1- kilometer radius hit the villages of San Roque and Sta. Elena last Friday.

Aside from Kapitan Moy, several more establishments were also damaged such as the Our Lady of the Abandoned Church, Otto Shoes Building, and Marikina’s Shoe Museum. The Marikina Cultural Center had its entire roof ripped off.

Tornado hit heritage house in Marikina.
Tornado hit heritage house in Marikina.

The tornado also uprooted at least two century-old acacia trees and hit at least twenty homes.

At least eight villages lost their electricity after transmission lines fell during the incident. Two individuals, identified to be Paul John Campos and Janet Juanzo were rushed to the hospital after being electrocuted due to fallen transmission lines. Mayor Teodoro confirmed that the two victims are now “stable.”

— Sally, The Summit Express


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Typhoon Ompong leaves at least 66 dead, latest weather update



MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) ravaged most of the northern part of the Philippines over the weekend. The Philippine National Police (PNP) said death toll as of Monday reached a total of 66. There were also 63 people who were injured, while 52 individuals remain missing.

Death toll
  • CAR - 54
  • Cagayan Valley - 8
  • Ilocos Region - 1
  • Central Luzon - 2
  • Metro Manila - 1

Considered to be the world's biggest storm this year, Typhoon Ompong severely hit the highly agricultural region of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). It destroyed hundreds of hectares of crops, tore off trees and caused massive landslides that led to the death of many in the area.

40-year-old Mary Anne Baril, a farmer of corn and rice crops in Cagayan feels hopeless after Ompong destroyed her crops. She tearfully said, "We're already poor and then this happened to us. We have lost hope. We have no other means to survive.”

Massive landslides in Cordillera caused deaths
Massive landslides in Cordillera caused deaths | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Harley Palangchao

A landslide in Barangay Loacan in Itogon, Benguet led to the death of at least 26 people, 10 of those were neighbors who tried to provide help after 4 mining bunkhouses collapsed. In La Trinidad, Benguet, there were 3 people who died in separate landslides. In Baguio City, at least 9 were already pronounced dead while 6 are still missing.

In Bontoc, Mountain Province, an entire family of 6 people died as the landslide buried their house.

PAGASA DOST Latest Weather Update

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tuesday morning that Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is currently affecting Eastern Visayas and Mindanao.

Meanwhile, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorm is expected over the provinces of Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union at Pangasinan, Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Kalinga at Aurora.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast to North will prevail over the Northern Luzon and in Aurora Province. The coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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Philippines completes comeback, shuts down Qatar in FIBA WC Qualifiers



MANILA, Philippines – Philippines wiped out Qatar’s 17-point lead and successfully defended its home turf in a rare closed-door game. With a 92-81 victory, Team Pilipinas wrapped-up the 4th window with a 3rd place finish on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Japeth Aguilar’s 16 points lifted Team Pilipinas vs. Qatar
Japeth Aguilar’s 16 points lifted Team Pilipinas vs. Qatar after serving a 1-game suspension. Credit: FIBA.com

The loss against Iran few days ago was really painful for Team Pilipinas. Despite the debacle, Coach Yeng Guiao thought that his boys played well and they just have to bounce back and post a must win against Qatar to solidify their status in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

Prior to the game, the nationals were really worried about playing in a closed-door event as they’re used to having homes games with a humongous crowd cheering for them.

Philippines felt the ill-effect of the no-crowd ambience as Qatar posted an early double-figured lead as the game was unfolded.

REPLAY: Gilas Pilipinas vs Qatar FIBA World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers (video courtesy of YouTube/Sports5):


The Qataris stunned the Filipinos with a 4 consecutive three pointers that prompted Coach Guiao to insert gunner Marcio Lassiter who’s aiming to atone his low-key 4-point performance versus Iran.

An 11-point lead was recorded by Qatar as they ended the opener in a 26-15 high note.

Qatar really played superb in the rainbow area. In contrast, Philippines shot very poorly making just 1 out of 10 from the outside as the 2nd quarter commenced.

Aside from a terrible defense that paved a way for Qatar to impose a big advantage, Philippines had a horrific shooting that even free throws were not going in.

Without a legit bigman on floor where twin towers Greg Slaughter and June Mar Fajardo are both out due to injuries, Tanguy Ngombo made a living in the shaded area and manhandled JP Erram and Ian Sangalang in the rebounding department.

Philippines seemed disorganized in all aspects after the 1st half and had hard time figuring out on how to decode the Qatari style of basketball. Qatar still led the host country 52-39 entering the 3rd period.

Matthew Wright who just finished serving a 1-game suspension together with Japeth Aguilar helped Philippines downsized Qatar’s margin to a solo-digit as the 2nd half started.

Along with Wright, Big Beau Belga surprisingly became Philippines’ top scorer in the first three quarters at least and the first Filipino player to get into double-digits.

At the 3:12 of the third, Qatar’s once 17-point advantage had gone to waste as Team Pilipinas regained the lead 59-58.

2 unsportsmanlike fouls committed by Qatar aidedd Philippines sealed the penultimate quarter with a 67-64 edge.

Dissecting Philippines’ 3rd quarter roll, the intensity in the defensive end made the huge difference and the staple in its comeback where the Filipinos blanked the Qataris in the three point area.

Philippines finally got its rhythm as they managed to flip the coin and turn the tides in its side by jotting down an 11-point lead with over 5 minutes left in the game.

Japeth Aguilar’s reactivation on the roster became a huge boost in Team Pilipinas’ scoring run in the the 2nd half. His size and agility slowed down Qatar’s big men as the lanky Ginebra forward intimidated them by attempting to swat their shots from the inside.

Coach Yeng Guiao instructed his squad to melt the clock down while holding on to a decent amount of lead until the last buzzer sounded where Team Pilipinas completed a comeback and won over Qatar, 92-81.

Alex Cabagnot and Japeth Aguilar led their team with 16 markers apiece and placed Philippines at the 3rd spot behind Iran and Australia.

Team Pilipinas will face Kazakhstan next on November 30 and Iran on December 5 here in Manila to open up the 5th window of the tournament.

THE SCORES

PHILIPPINES 92- Aguilar 16, Cabagnot 16, Pringle 13, Belga 11, Dalistan 8, Wright 6, Sangalang 5, Lassiter 5, Erram 4, Thompson 3, Taulava 3, Norwood 2

QATAR 81-Mohmmed 26, Ngombo 17, Al-Raye 17, Khalid 10, Mohamed 4, Gueye 3, Abdelbaset 3, Abdelhaleem 1, Lashin 0, Avdic 0.

— Joey Boy Capos, The Summit Express


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