Stunning photos of the rare 'super blue blood moon'



MANILA, Philippines - The 'super blue blood moon' on Wednesday, January 31, captivated the world with netizens and media sites shared their best and stunning photos of the rare phenomenon.

Stunning photos of the rare 'super blue blood moon' 2018
A full moon is seen behind the business tower Lakhta Center in Russia, January 31, 2018 | Photo Courtesy: Twitter/Times of India and Reuters

The spectacle, which hasn't occurred since 1982, was the convergence of three celestial events: a supermoon, blue moon and total lunar eclipse. As observed, the moon turned orangish-red thus the 'blood' description. The next 'super blue blood moon' will happen in 2037.

Penumbral eclipse began 6:49 PST, partial eclipse at 7:48 and the most awaited greatest eclipse at 9:29 p.m.

See below for the stunning photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon as shared across the web.









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photos of the rare 'super blue blood moon'
The phases of January 31, 2018 lunar eclipse | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Azrael Coladilla 


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'Super blue blood moon' on January 31, 2018: time, how to watch in the Philippines



MANILA, Philippines - January 31, 2018 brings a lunar trifecta: the super blue blood moon!

'Super blue blood moon' Philippines January 31, 2018

The phenomenon is special for three reasons: it is the third in a series of “supermoons,” when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit -- known as perigee -- and about 14 percent brighter than usual. It’s also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon.” The super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse. While the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon.

LOOK: Stunning photos of the rare 'super blue blood moon'


State weather bureau PAGASA on their website confirmed that the Total Lunar Eclipse will be visible in the Philippines. "It is visible from western South America, North America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, eastern Africa, eastern Europe, the Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean."

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The eclipse will begin at 6:49 PM Philippine Standard Time (PST) and will end at 12:09 AM (PST) Feb 1.

In Manila, the Moon will rise at 5:42 PM on 31 January and will set at 6:47 AM on 1 February. The major phases of the eclipse are as follows:

Phase Time
Penumbral eclipse begins: 6:49 PM (PST) (Jan 31)
Partial eclipse begins: 7:48 PM (PST) (Jan 31)
Greatest eclipse: 9:29 PM (PST) (Jan 31)
Partial eclipse ends: 11:11 PM (PST) (Jan 31)
Penumbral eclipse ends: 12:09 AM (PST) (Feb 1)

The moonset times of total lunar eclipse in the United States
The moonset times of total lunar eclipse in the United States | Photo Courtesy NASA

PAGASA said Lunar eclipses are safe to watch and observers need not use any kind of protective filters for the eyes. A binocular or telescope will help magnify the view and will make the red coloration of the Moon brighter.

Meanwhile, a Blue Moon will light the sky on January 31 at 9:27 PM (PST). Since the lunar cycle is 29 days and most months have 30-31 days, we eventually find a situation where a full moon occurs at the beginning and end of the same month.

The phrase has nothing to do with the actual color of the moon, although a literal "blue moon" (the moon appearing with a tinge of blue) may occur in certain atmospheric conditions; e.g., when there are volcanic eruptions or when exceptionally large fires leave particles in the atmosphere.

An astrologer Richard Nolle coined the term supermoon over 30 years ago, but now many in astronomy use it as well. Richard Nolle’s definition, a new moon or full moon has to come within about 361,000 kilometers (224,000 miles) of our planet, as measured from the centers of the moon and the Earth, in order to be considered a supermoon.

On January 31 at 9:27 PM PST, full moon distance will be 360,199 km.

Excited to watch the rare 'super blue blood moon'? Tell us in the comments.

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NAPOLCOM RESULTS OUT: October 2017 Superintendent, Inspector exam



MANILA, Philippines - The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on Monday, January 29, released full results of promotional exam, which includes list of passers for Superintendent and Police Inspector, conducted on October 22, 2017 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.

RESULTS: October 2017 Superintendent, Inspector NAPOLCOM exam

UPDATE: As announced, 43 passed in the Superintendent exam while 376 successfully hurdled test for Police Inspector.

On January 15, results for PNP Entrance, Police Officer (PO) and Senior Police Officer (SPO) categories have been announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao.

“The immediate release of the results of police exams is in consonance with the Commission’s commitment with the PNP and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to make the examination results in synch with the police recruitment process,” Casurao said.

NAPOLCOM EXAM RELATED RESULTS

National Police Commission
Superintendent
October 22, 2017

17-10-0400003, ADUCON, KRISTEL JOY ALCERA
17-10-1400001, BANIAGA, GIESON MASAYBENG
17-10-1600002, BAUIT, CONCEPCION BUMANGOL
17-10-1100007, BERNADO, LISANDRO GALICIA
17-10-0900002, CAPITLY, JAKE PAYUMO
17-10-0600010, CESAR, RONALD SANCHEZ
17-10-1000002, CHUA, CARLITO JR RAVELO
17-10-0100011, CLAUDIO, KENVEY ROSARIO
17-10-0700003, DAMOSLOG, MILES BACNIAT
17-10-0600005, DE LOS SANTOS, VALEN ROMMEL BUENVENIDA
17-10-1600038, DIPLOMA, MYRNA SALEY
17-10-1600019, ENGCOT, ANGELIE CALANO
17-10-0500008, GARCIA, MARK JASON HERMOSA
17-10-1200008, GERVACIO, JERALD FRANCISCO
17-10-1600042, GONZALES, MHELANIE DOMINGO
17-10-1600018, GUIAGUI, JOHN KAWI
17-10-1600032, GUZMAN, SHEENA MADONNA JOARHYNE SEVILLA
17-10-0600001, HERMOSO, IDEL PEÑAFLOR
17-10-1100002, IBAÑEZ, ROEL CABATUAN
17-10-0400013, JACOB, BRENDALYN RABARA
17-10-0500002, MANILLA, LYNDON DELIMA
17-10-0500015, MARTINEZ, MAY RENA GALLEGO
17-10-1200003, MERLE, ANTHONY LEMUEL MUNGCAL
17-10-1100004, MISAJON, GIAN MARLOU BONGAN
17-10-0500006, OCAMPO, RYAN ANTHONY PITALLANO
17-10-0200004, PAGAPA, BENJAMIN JR GUINID
17-10-0400001, PINEDA, ANGEL ZULUETA
17-10-1000006, PORCIUNCULA, JUAN CARLO ALDAY
17-10-0600003, PRANGAN, CHRISTOPHER PALENCIA
17-10-0500005, PRIMA, JULIUS IBARRETA
17-10-0500001, QUINITO, REYMOND PERILLA
17-10-1100013, RAMOS, ANTHONY FRANCE FALALIMPA
17-10-0500009, ROMANILLOS, MARK SAMUEL LABASTILLA
17-10-3000007, ROSETE, ALLAN BENEDICT RAMOS
17-10-0600012, SALBINO, RAJIV MARIANO
17-10-0800002, SANCHEZ, JOHN ANTHONY SEPE
17-10-0100004, SANTOS, RODELIO FRAGINAL
17-10-3000009, SENOGAT, JOEL JR AGUILLON
17-10-1200005, SILVA, JESSIE JR. JARQUE
17-10-0900003, TOLOSA, REY JR QUINTANO
17-10-1600004, TUAN, JUDEDIAH EVEDIENTES
17-10-0200007, VILLAR, JOLLY ALCANTARA
17-10-4100002, ZANTUA, GODOFREDO CARIÑO

National Police Commission
Police Inspector
October 22, 2017

17-10-1000262, ABDULPATAK, MOHAIMEN MAMARINTA
17-10-0100266, ABENES, FERDINAND ENCIA
17-10-1600465, ABOGA, JOSHUA OLIVARES
17-10-1500316, ABRAU, LAARNI BENTOSO
17-10-1100296, ACID, JERRY BELLO
17-10-2400272, ADIAN, PADI DADJIL
17-10-1600441, AGNO, KAYE VALERIE CATLI
17-10-0900252, AHMAD, OMAR ABDULBAKI
17-10-1500292, ALBANO, BIENVENIDO JR FUNCION
17-10-1600381, ALILING, GENESIS CRISTOBAL
17-10-0800251, ALMACEN, RAYMUNDO III ABARICO
17-10-3000278, AMILHASAN, AL-AMIN ABBAS
17-10-1300265, ANAMONG, JENNIFER GALLETES
17-10-0400263, ANANAYO, EDITHA AHUDAY
17-10-1400263, ANDRES, JOMAR MANAGAD
17-10-1100264, ANGKLA, JIMWEL SIANO
17-10-1200298, ANIVERSARIO, RHOSSEL SUMAJIT
17-10-0200266, ANOG, ANA MARIE PALATTAO
17-10-0900282, ASIRI, NALJIR SALI
17-10-0200258, ASIRIT, JONATHAN SIBAYAN
17-10-0400284, ASPIRAS, MICHAEL MANGANTI
17-10-0200274, ATILANO, MONETTE ZINGAPAN
17-10-1600327, AYENTO, RONALD LLAMANZARES
17-10-1600333, BAHARAN, SAMAD BAPORA
17-10-1000266, BAHAYAN, CHARMAINE JILL PAMAT
17-10-0400254, BAIDDIN, MOH. NASSER JIBRAEL MALBUN
17-10-1500323, BALONA, GIROUX GO
17-10-0400264, BANTILAN, CHANDA ONG
17-10-1000302, BANTUAS, MOHAMMAD HASSAN
17-10-1600364, BARBASA, ARIEL DELOS SANTOS
17-10-1600318, BARICAUA, JULIUS CALIMAG
17-10-1200257, BARICUATRO, ILDEFONSO JR. CABIZARES
17-10-0200275, BARNACHEA, ROY CUARESMA
17-10-1600287, BASILIO, WILFREDO BIGCAS
17-10-0700273, BASINGAO, JADE ASIONG
17-10-3000258, BAWADULI, INDANAN UDDIN
17-10-1100287, BAYETA, ESTRAELITA GERALDES
17-10-1500265, BAYETA, JAY NON
17-10-1600424, BELLO, JOHN SALVADOR ARGA
17-10-1200263, BENEDICTO, MA. ROSA PAULATE
17-10-1600383, BLANDO, FERNANDO JR. DINEROS
17-10-1200273, BOLUHAN, MARCRIS ABRENICA
17-10-4100258, BONGOYAN, RODERICO URMENETA
17-10-1600380, BORIGAS, HIPOLITO ABETRIA
17-10-0400283, BORJA, GERALD ERFE
17-10-0800273, BORREL, ROBERT LEE BAYANI
17-10-1600461, BRAGADO, RAY BALDERAS
17-10-1600336, BUDOMO, ROGIE GALANO
17-10-1100292, CABALLERO, CHRISTIAN SARNO
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17-10-1100294, CABIGAS, ROSS COSTELO
17-10-1500274, CABIGQUEZ, NONIE JR GONATO
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17-10-0900284, CALAGO, ZOTICO JR ELOPRE
17-10-0300348, CALMA, ROMANO ABERIN
17-10-0300334, CALO, WILFREDO ABRUGAR
17-10-3000267, CAMARILLO, OLIVER IAN CEBALLOS
17-10-1100254, CAMBANG, DIANORIN DANDAMEN
17-10-1100253, CAMELLO, ELVIN LANESTOSA
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17-10-0100271, CARIAGA, CESAR MONTE
17-10-0100313, CARIÑO, ROMMEL VIDUYA
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17-10-0700304, CASANOVA, JOHN REY ROXAS
17-10-1500303, CASISON, ALBERTO JULIO
17-10-0800255, CASPE, RUBEN PASCUAL CAJEGAS
17-10-0100275, CASTILLO, LYNIE LACAP
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17-10-2000259, CAUBALEJO, VANGIE MORTOS
17-10-0700280, CELOSIA, RALPH UNGAY
17-10-0500267, CERVANTES, ERWIN LEE
17-10-0400274, CHALWANGCO, PAUL JOSHUA MAMARIL
17-10-3000268, CHUA, CHRISTOFFER RAVELO
17-10-0800269, COMBINIDO, REMEGIO TAGPIS
17-10-3000255, CORTES, RENANTE BARREDO
17-10-1200282, CORTEZ, GENELYN ARCHES
17-10-1500304, COSAIN, MOHAMMAD FAIZ MUSARA
17-10-0700271, CRUZ, SIGMUND FREUD MARQUEZ
17-10-0300259, CUARESMA, CHARLES UBARRO
17-10-1500298, CUATON, JOHNVEN MONTE
17-10-1500299, CUATON, MENCHU LADAGA
17-10-0900278, CUEVAS, MA.CATHERINE ADRIATICO
17-10-0300267, CUNANAN, FERNANDO SIGUA
17-10-0600251, DAMASCO, ARIEL VALLE
17-10-0100300, DAQUIAL, ANDRESS IV TANGAN
17-10-1200252, DAQUIGAN, BIENVENIDO JR. RUELO
17-10-0700301, DARUNDAY, JURELL CURAYAG
17-10-1600257, DE LEON, JESUS DEQUIÑA
17-10-3600251, DEIPARINE, NESLYN MARIE CABONILAS
17-10-1200281, DEL ROSARIO, EMIELYN MACATANGAY
17-10-1600254, DEL ROSARIO, JONATHAN CORONEL
17-10-0600261, DELA CRUZ, APRIL JOY PERALTA
17-10-0100283, DELA CRUZ, GENER VALDEZ
17-10-0300323, DELA CRUZ, ORLANDO JR DOMINGO
17-10-1400287, DELA PEÑA, KINSLY ATESORA
17-10-1300260, DELA TORRE, JADE CHRISTIAN ABORQUE
17-10-0100301, DELOS SANTOS, MARILYN BERNARDINO
17-10-1600299, DEMDAM, FERDINAND VILLANUEVA
17-10-0500289, DETOITO, DENNIS LORILLA
17-10-1200290, DIAZ, ADOLF JULIEN DAVE FRANCISCO
17-10-1000273, DINAGSAO, BENJAN BEJOC
17-10-3000259, DINGDING, JOELSON HERNAN
17-10-1600341, DIOSO, RONALD ERAÑA
17-10-0100262, DOCLISEN, NANCY APASAN
17-10-1600460, DOCTOR, IAN REY BUENO
17-10-1100301, DOMINGUEZ, SHEENA REA LADAN
17-10-1600281, DORIA, VENUS LOBINA
17-10-1000275, DORO, MOHAMMAD EMPERIO
17-10-1600272, DULNUAN, ESTHER BINWAG
17-10-0900262, EBARLE, DAVE DRAGON
17-10-1500282, EBLAHAN, IAN KIDD CHAWANA
17-10-1600278, EDUARTE, ERIC BAGORIO
17-10-0600281, EGUIS, DANNY ELINON
17-10-0200271, ELESTERIO, EMILIO LAZARO
17-10-0300281, ELIMANSIL, SYLVIA TONGSON
17-10-0300311, EMATA, LESLIE BOCOBO
17-10-0800270, ENALISAN, LEO PRECIA
17-10-1600437, ENCA, MACDUM DARPING
17-10-0800262, ENRIQUEZ, JESUS GELAGA
17-10-1600472, ESCOL, FERNANDO ROBLES
17-10-1600314, ESPINAS, JEROME OSTONAL
17-10-1600283, ESPINOLA, AZENITH BRIONES
17-10-1600253, ESPINOLA, TIMMY PAUL DIOQUINO
17-10-1600363, ESPORAS, SHERRYL BARRAMEDA
17-10-1000257, ESTANILLA, VENUSTIANO JR ELONDO
17-10-1600357, ESTEBAN, OGINIO LUCENA
17-10-4000272, ESTOMATA, ULDARICA PAULAN
17-10-1600280, ESTRELLA, JESTER SANTOS
17-10-1000301, EVANGELIO, JOHN REMO OÑATE
17-10-0700299, FAJARDO, FLORITO JR LAUDE
17-10-1500253, FELIX, YLDHIE GORRERO
17-10-0700279, FERRER, DOUGLAS DEQUITO
17-10-0500270, FLORECE, AUGUST TURIANO
17-10-0300294, FLORES, ALEXANDER CASANDIG
17-10-0600283, FLORES, GEORGE SALMINAO
17-10-0300342, FONTANOS, HERMINIO JR. FERNANDO
17-10-1500289, FRANCISCO, RAUL AUTOR
17-10-0700254, FUENTES, LUCIANO AUTIDA
17-10-1600335, GALDO, ERNESTO JR. CHATO
17-10-2000267, GALINDEZ, JOHNSON ROYO
17-10-0200262, GALLARDO, MARJELLIE QUILANG
17-10-0500297, GALONO, JOHN FLOFER COLETA
17-10-0500293, GAMBOA, MARK JOEL GONZALES
17-10-0300251, GARCIA, ARISTOTLE MARUCOT
17-10-0700261, GARCIA, PAMELA RECLA
17-10-1600309, GARGANERA, LOY MARTIN SORIANO
17-10-1600260, GASCON, VICTORIA PEGGY SALVADOR
17-10-0300336, GAVINA, ANNABELLE PERALTA
17-10-0300332, GAVINA, MACARIO REYES
17-10-3600252, GAYTA, ANGELICA ANTONIO
17-10-1500314, GESTANO, ANGELO .OLALO
17-10-0400253, GIBE, ELMER JOSEPH BALLESTEROS
17-10-1000278, GICA, MARIO JOSOL
17-10-0900257, GODINEZ, LEONARDO JR ROSAL
17-10-0300297, GOMEZ, EDGARDO DE LEON
17-10-0300298, GONZALES, SUSANA REYES
17-10-0100314, GRANEL, RUBY KIDAYAN
17-10-0900271, GRAR, JUBAIL SARIPADA
17-10-1200297, GUIAMBANGAN, ADONES MERAÑEZ
17-10-1300269, GUIDANGEN, MARTIN LUKE SADAGAN
17-10-0100278, HALOVER, PEDRO RAGANIT
17-10-3000264, HAMAN, MUZZADEIGH REPALDA
17-10-0400269, HAMIN, BASHMEER LAYLING
17-10-1200266, HASIM, FLORAMIE ASNAWI
17-10-1300257, HILARIO, ARSENIO JR PAY-AN
17-10-0600271, HILARIO, EMERSON DIOSO
17-10-0700278, HORTELANO, SAUL RIOS
17-10-0100267, IDICA, JOEL REALGO
17-10-1200255, IMPERIAL, WENCESLAO FACIOL
17-10-0500280, INTIA, JOSEPHINE LANUZGA
17-10-1300251, IRVING, FELIPE BASAN
17-10-0900287, JALOSJOS, BERNARD PABALAY
17-10-3000280, JAMORA, JASON JAVA
17-10-0400258, JARABEJO, ABELARDO III DESPI
17-10-0500255, JOVEN, ALBERT ABANTE
17-10-1100290, KANSI, ABSARAH MALIK
17-10-3000269, KNAIK, JEOFFREY SAWAJAAN
17-10-0800280, LACANDAZO, LEONEL FLORES
17-10-1000287, LADICA, TIMOTEO MACALAM
17-10-1200274, LADRA, AILEEN ECHALAR
17-10-0600255, LAGAN, RONALD BALMONTE
17-10-0300346, LAGASCA, JAY JUTIE
17-10-1600300, LAGUNDINO, MARK JUNE OGUES
17-10-0200252, LASPOÑA, JULIETA CAMBRI
17-10-0500290, LAURIO, JOSEPH SITJAR
17-10-0600257, LAYSON, HENI GUZMAN
17-10-0700302, LERIO, JERYBEL RABUYA
17-10-4000252, LERIO, MARCELO AUGUSTO TAVERA
17-10-1100263, LESACA, ADONIS OPLIMO
17-10-1600410, LICAYAN, ARMANDO JR. NARAL
17-10-1100295, LICOT, EDSEL AGANG-ANG
17-10-3000313, LIM, DARYLYN DALAYGON
17-10-0800277, LOBEDICA, KIERKYGARD TAMPIL
17-10-0200285, LORENZO, LILET VARGAS
17-10-0700253, LUMBAB, LARIE APARICIO
17-10-0500263, MABAET, EDISON FLORES
17-10-1500321, MABILOG, CINDY VILLEGAS
17-10-4100259, MABINI, ERIBERTO SOLAYAO
17-10-1000280, MADERSE, NILO CAPILLO
17-10-2400258, MADRID, FRITZE JAMES LORENZO
17-10-1000291, MAESTRADO, MICHAEL AMOGUIS
17-10-0600266, MAGALLANES, EUGENE RENACIDO
17-10-0600284, MAGAN, PAUL KENNETH PRUGALEDAD
17-10-1600256, MAGAT, ANTONIO JR. MANANSALA
17-10-0600274, MAGBANUA, GEREMY IAN RONQUILLO
17-10-1100265, MAGNO, CARLO PACO
17-10-0900279, MAHADI, NURSAIBAR LADJAMATLI
17-10-1400267, MALABANAN, REDEN PIAMONTE
17-10-3000297, MALAYO, ALOJA FEBRERA
17-10-3000299, MALAYO, ROY OMEREZ
17-10-0100288, MALIKCHAN, KENNETH LOY-OD
17-10-0300252, MALLARI, ROMMEL MANABAT
17-10-0300276, MANANSALA, ROMMEL LUGTO
17-10-0700284, MANILA, ROSALINA TEMPLADO
17-10-1400271, MANTAWIL, DATU IKON ABANG
17-10-0900286, MANTE, ARTURO GERALDIZO
17-10-0100297, MANUEL, ALDRIN IBARRA
17-10-1500268, MARCOS, JENNY SORIANO
17-10-0300345, MARIANO, REX DE LEON
17-10-1600391, MARTIN, GEORGE LAUREL
17-10-0300309, MARTIN, WILLIAM JR TOLENTINO
17-10-1600469, MASON, MARY ANN HERRERIA
17-10-1600332, MEDINA, TESSIE BARON
17-10-0600256, MELGAREJO, AUBREY SOLANOY
17-10-0400271, MERCENE, ERIC PAUL MONTECLARO
17-10-0500300, MERINO, JENNIE ROSE AVILA
17-10-1600311, MIANA, GARRY RAMOS
17-10-0100252, MICU, MELVIN CARLOS
17-10-1200262, MIRAMON, IVY MARMONEJO
17-10-1300263, MOLINA, CHARLES BANZA
17-10-1200253, MOLINA, GAIL ALVARADO
17-10-1500319, MONENCILLO, SUZETTE BAUTISTA
17-10-4100251, MONTERON, SOFRONIO JR CAPEDING
17-10-1500315, MONTILLA, JUANITA .BUTAO
17-10-0800264, MUERTIGUE, JOEMAR REALINO
17-10-0400276, MUÑOZ, MARIEBELLE BUYUCCAN
17-10-1000254, MUSAHAROUN, ALAWI BALT
17-10-0300293, NABONG, BERNARD CANDELARIA
17-10-0200288, NARAG, CARLO CARONAN
17-10-0500273, NARRA, RICKY BARROGA
17-10-0800260, NARRA, RIZALITO ABENOJA
17-10-1000285, NATINGA, ILDEFONSO III LACIA
17-10-0600259, NAVARRA, PHILIALYN TOLENTINO
17-10-0900261, NOVERO, JOSEPH MOLINA
17-10-0300331, NUNAG, EMMEZAR GOMEZ
17-10-1600374, OBEÑA, ELIZALDE EJE
17-10-0500301, OIDA, CHRISTIAN ONOD
17-10-1600298, OLALAN, ARMAN CAPALAD
17-10-1500271, OLAYVAR, ENGRACIO JR ASIO
17-10-2400259, OMAR, MIDZUAN HAMIS
17-10-0500265, ONDIVILLA, JOVEN LOUIS VILLALUZ
17-10-1600372, ORIEL, WILFREDO LAPUT
17-10-0800252, ORTEGA, ANATALIO JR. BASAS
17-10-1600261, PADERNOS, LULU GERARDO
17-10-0500298, PADILLA, FEDERICO JR. DEL AYRE
17-10-0400267, PAGAYON, RONALD PANES
17-10-0300287, PAGOMPATUN, AISHA SANTOS
17-10-0300302, PAJE, MARICEL DIONES
17-10-1300268, PALABAY, JONATHAN BENTREZ
17-10-2000256, PAPASIN, JONALD HERNANDEZ
17-10-0700274, PAPONG, MARK ERIC CABALUNA
17-10-0300313, PASCUA, GOLDA MACUSI
17-10-0700276, PATAUEG, JONATHAN GULINGAY
17-10-1600387, PATCHICO, SARAH MONITA VALIAO
17-10-3000309, PATRIMONIO, RICHARD ANDICO
17-10-1600271, PENTINIO, MARGGIE SHIELA MARCIANO
17-10-0500259, PEQUIRAS, JAIME JR DE CASTRO
17-10-1500318, PEROY, ZAEL ALONZO
17-10-1300271, PESASE, RUBY ROSE DULAY
17-10-1000259, PESCADOR, ALMA LAURIE
17-10-1600285, PINEDA, GENER PUTIAN
17-10-0700263, PIÑERO, RHUEL TAN
17-10-0400273, PITAN, DIMSY AY-AYAC
17-10-1500266, PONCE, SYLVIA NILLAS
17-10-1500329, PRECIADOS, JOHN ZYDRICK ASUNCION
17-10-1300255, PULIG, JONATHAN YACO
17-10-0700289, QUINAN, EFREM ZAMORA
17-10-1000283, QUIOYO, LYNN SALINGAY
17-10-1600396, QUIRAY, LIZL MORALES
17-10-0700281, RABAYA, EMMANUEL TORRES
17-10-1200258, RAFAL, JOSE OMAC
17-10-0500277, RAMILO, CHARLIE LUMBAO
17-10-3000256, RAMIREZ, ETHELYN ABUY
17-10-1600258, RAMIREZ, JULIUS CESAR CLEMENTE
17-10-1600294, RAMIREZ, RENATO DUTERTE
17-10-1100261, RAMOS, DARRYL FRANCIS NEBRIA
17-10-0100294, RAMOS, REYNALD NAVARRO
17-10-0100260, RANOY, CINDY DOLLAGA
17-10-0900272, RAUPAN, ALEXANDAR VALENCIA
17-10-0700283, RAVANES, ZOSIMO JR COLMENARES
17-10-0100286, REFUERZO, JENSON NOLASCO
17-10-1500300, RELATORRES, ABELITO GOBI
17-10-1600267, RELUCIO, VICTORIANO JR. CAPINPIN
17-10-4000261, REMETRE, MARIA LUISA BATAC
17-10-3000261, REMOTIN, ROMEO ENCARNACION
17-10-0500253, RENORIA, REY JOHN CAPSA
17-10-1200291, RESUS, JULIETO ICOY
17-10-1600331, REYES, ERWIN TEODORO LOPEZ
17-10-1600297, REYES, HERMAN PONESTO
17-10-0500286, RICARIO, IMELDA NATO
17-10-0500287, RICARIO, LEEE RAPIRAP
17-10-0100310, RICOD, PERLA PERLAS
17-10-0100293, RIDUCA, STEVE BUSTILLO
17-10-1100280, RIGONAN, PLARIDEL CASTRO
17-10-2400252, RIGOS, GERRY CARBONELL
17-10-1000265, RUIZ, HAZEL JORQUIA
17-10-3000286, SABAANI, MARSIN LADJAHALI
17-10-0300282, SAGUN, PERLYD BUNGAY
17-10-1600329, SALANDANAN, ALLAN MARAAN
17-10-0800257, SALARDA, AILEEN LUZ CABANATAN
17-10-4000270, SALAZAR, DAN OLIVER ACOPICOP
17-10-0300292, SALINAS, APRIL MAE NONO
17-10-1300264, SALIW-AN, JUNE SALINGBAY
17-10-0100309, SALUQUEN, SOLOMON JR BULAGNIR
17-10-1600308, SAMONTINA, RUDY PARAJES
17-10-0700265, SANCHEZ, RODANTE PAREDES
17-10-0300329, SANTIAGO, FERDINAND BAYLON
17-10-0700287, SARAPUDDIN, ESNANG SAKANDAL
17-10-1600276, SARMIENTO, CHRISTINA TANDOC
17-10-1500281, SERRANO, VICENTE JR GARCIA
17-10-1600323, SEVERINO, WILSON JR. HERMO
17-10-4000267, SILVOSA, ALFRED VICENTE ABALO
17-10-4100256, SINGZON, CRISPIN VELARDE
17-10-1500290, SIRUNO, MARILYN EBOÑA
17-10-1600291, SOLIGUEN, LEONARD DAYADAY
17-10-1100255, SORIANO, WILHELMTOMS DE VERA
17-10-0700292, SOROÑO, GERMAN BARTE
17-10-1400272, STA. ANA, RODERICK PASILAN
17-10-0800271, TABINAS, EUGENIO JR. CADA
17-10-0900265, TABUNDA, VICTOR JUEVES
17-10-0300320, TAGACA, JUANITO JR. LINA
17-10-1000299, TAGHAP, GEOFREY SOLIZA
17-10-1600362, TAGUDAR, EVANGELINE BERMILLO
17-10-1600303, TALAMAYAN, MARYNET KIAT
17-10-2000251, TALATTAD, MANUEL TUBAY
17-10-1600406, TAMBA, AURELIO BAUTISTA
17-10-1300254, TAMONTE, RAMELITO TRONDILLO
17-10-1600477, TAN, JESUS VALENTON
17-10-0900277, TAN, JOSE RENAULT ALCAZAR
17-10-0800253, TAN, TEODORO DADO
17-10-0700300, TAN, TOMMY ALCORIN
17-10-0300317, TANGLAO, ARMAN CANLAPAN
17-10-4000251, TANO, KHAREN ANNE GAYO
17-10-1600349, TASARRA, RYAN BENJIE TIMAJO
17-10-4100253, TECBOBOLAN, JONAS GENOGUIN
17-10-4100260, TENEDERO, NILO CERBITO
17-10-1500272, TICMON, RICHIE LISONDRA
17-10-1600316, TILAN, MICHAEL FAMI
17-10-0400260, TINGALA, KARL JEROME TINGALA.
17-10-1500258, TINTO, LEAH TESIO
17-10-0300279, TOMAS, NATHANIEL JR. CORDOVA
17-10-0100296, TOQUERO, BRANDO VELAYO
17-10-1600476, TOYOKEN, EDWARD BANIAGA
17-10-0200282, TULIAO, RAMIL BALISI
17-10-0300310, ULATAN, DIONISIO JR PARICA
17-10-0600258, UMITEN, FRANCISCO JR MOTOS
17-10-1600282, UMPAD, VIVIAN DORIA
17-10-2000257, URBINA, ROI ROBIN AQUINO
17-10-2000255, URETA, CHANDA ROMERO
17-10-1400252, USMAN, MUSTAPHA KARIM
17-10-4000254, UY, JULIAN ASONIO
17-10-1600407, VALDEZ, FORT ANTONY ACOSTA
17-10-2000263, VALIENTE, RODRIGO CABUCO
17-10-1500310, VARELA, EDGARDO POGOY
17-10-0500268, VELASCO, RUBEN BORBE
17-10-1500326, VIADOR, AIREEN DOLOR
17-10-1600339, VILLALUZ, MARILYN BONSOL
17-10-0900266, VILLANUEVA, ANSELMO GERIC PINEDA
17-10-0600279, VILLANUEVA, MARK DARRELL ROBO
17-10-1600400, VILLANUEVA, REMEDIOS GACULA
17-10-1600415, VINASOY, CLARENCE BARBA
17-10-1000282, VITER, ERIC GAMOLO
17-10-1500305, YAMBA, MARILYN MAKILING
17-10-1100268, YBAS, JESSERY FUENTES

Takers may expect announcement of list of topnotchers in few days after the release of results for SUPT and INSP.

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the 33.44% passing rate in the promotional exams is 6.41% lower than the 39.85% passing rate in the previous promotional exams in the same category (April 23, 2017).

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the low passing rate in both exam categories may be attributed to the Commission’s continuous upgrading of standards on its police examinations in line with its sustained effort to professionalize the PNP by ensuring that only the most qualified PNP personnel are promoted in the police service.

The list of successful examinees will be posted also at the 7th Floor, NAPOLCOM Central Office located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., EDSA Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City and in all 18 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

Individual report of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results is being entertained at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide.

— The Summit Express


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Tough Mudder lands in the Philippines



MANILA, Philippines - Tough Mudder, the world's best mud run, has arrived in the country!

Tough Mudder arrives in the Philippines
First Tough Mudder in the Philippines is scheduled this July 2018

Sport and active lifestyle brand Tough Mudder, Inc. and sports agency Proactive Sports Management partnered to bring the world’s leading obstacle course event for the Filipinos. The announcement was made during the official launch on Saturday, January 27, at the Shangri-La at the Fort in Bonifacio Global City.

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The inaugural Philippine’s Tough Mudder Event Weekend will take place in July, followed by another event in November 2018. Both events will feature Tough Mudder’s signature obstacles.

“This is the first time that Tough Mudder will be in the Philippines, and Tough Mudder is not just about being tough, it is also about teamwork and determination,” said Proactive COO Justine Cordero.

This new licensee follows the success of Tough Mudder’s licensed events – hosted to date in Mexico, Bali, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, and Australia. It will provide access to events for active lifestyle individuals living or visiting the Philippines seeking the challenge, camaraderie and thrills that only a Tough Mudder experience can offer.

“Tough Mudder events have united millions seeking a more engaging, communal form of active lifestyle. We are excited to partner with Proactive Sports Management, who have a proven track record for success for athletic events in the Philippines, to ensure locals and tourists alike will have the same unparalleled experience that has made Tough Mudder the must-do event for OCR enthusiasts and weekend warriors alike,” said Will Dean, CEO and Co-Founder, Tough Mudder.

Tough Mudder London.
Tough Mudder London.

With more than 3 million participants to date across five continents, Tough Mudder has offerings ranging from accessible yet rewarding challenges, such as the Tough Mudder 5K and Tough Mudder Half (five-mile event excluding fire, ice and electricity), to competitive events, such as Tough Mudder X (the toughest mile on the planet) and World’s Toughest Mudder (24-hour endurance event).

Tough Mudder London.
Tough Mudder London.

This year, Tough Mudder, Inc. and its licensees will host an unprecedented 150+ events across nearly a dozen countries, such as the United States, The United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Canada and two new countries, South Africa and Oman, welcoming participants worldwide into a global community that lives courage, personal accomplishment, teamwork and fun.

Registration for Tough Mudder in the Philippines is ongoing, for more information, check out Facebook/ToughMudderPhilippines.

— The Summit Express


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WATCH: Pinoy celebrities on YouTube is the new trend



MANILA, Philippines - If you haven’t seen Kris Aquino’s new house, or don’t know the items she keep in her bags, you’re missing out! Since the Queen of All Media, including Social Media, has invaded YouTube with her channel, The Aquinos, Kris has gotten over 21 million views and close to 150,000 subscribers.

Bimby with mom Kris Aquino, Judy Ann Santos, Doug Kramer and Cheska Garcia (Team Kramer)
L-R: Bimby with mom Kris Aquino, Judy Ann Santos, Doug Kramer and Cheska Garcia (Team Kramer) | Screenshots from YouTube

And it’s not just Kris who’s catching up on how YouTube actually helps celebrities reach out to fans in a more personal way. Celebrities on YouTube are becoming a new trend, to the fans’ delight.


Jolina Magdangal started her YouTube channel, Jolina Network, on her birthday last November, and also announced that baby number two is coming.

Dr. Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho’s full wedding video has received over 100,000 views on Vicki Belo’s channel.


Judy Ann Santos has taken on a new but very personal role with YouTube’s help -- a foodie sharing her culinary skills. In her most-watched video over Judy Ann’s Kitchen, Juday shows how to prepare red velvet ala mode with homemade ice cream and dulce de leche.


Celebrities are also bringing out their inner gurus to YouTube to share a life hack or two. Solenn Heussaff dabbles on sharing tips on make-up, cooking and painting, and shares other fun videos that show a different side of her on her self-titled channel Solenn.ph.

Bianca Gonzales-Intal, whose channel is inspired by her book “Paano Ba ‘To?,” presents a treasure chest for people who may need an advice or two. In her most-watched video moving on from a breakup with advice from Angelica Panganiban, Bianca has touched thousands of lives who needed to “move on”. According to Bianca, sharing life hacks brings her closer to people. “I think joining YouTube has helped me reach a different kind of audience,” Bianca said. “It’s a big deal for me that people who don't know me personally are willing to open up about their deepest fears and biggest worries.”

Michelle Madrigal’s channel, Michelle, has the former Star Circle Quest finalist sharing workout tips for moms to help them get fit and feel good about themselves even without a gym membership.

From tips to everyday glimpse, celebrities are also sharing more and more about themselves without scripts and directors.

The Ms. Alex Gonzaga channel catches precious spontaneous moments from Alex’s camera, some of them shared with sister Toni. So spontaneous are they that Alex gets surprised to see clips she didn’t remember taking. Alex considers receiving comments like ‘your videos made my day’ and ‘your videos are my stress reliever, thank you’ as one of the best compliments one can get as a celebrity. “I think with YouTube, people get to know me more and feel closer to me because I share what I do outside my showbiz career,” said Alex.


Celebrity moms are also making the most out of YouTube.

Andi Manzano’s crazy, fun world with baby Olivia enjoys over 50,000 subscribers on YouTube. Kylie Padilla’s baby Alas Joaquin also get an enormous amount of viewership on YouTube, along with one of the original YouTube tots, the Team Kramer kids. Cheska Garcia-Kramer shared that Team Kramer’s channel make them reachable to audiences, including children. “Sometimes, Scarlett, Kendra, and Gavin get surprised when other children would sit on their laps or join in their playtime. With YouTube, we get to interact with viewers every now and then on the comments section, and it makes them feel that they are a stone’s throw away from us.”



And while Scarlet Snow Belo is a superstar on YouTube and other social media platforms, mom Vicki reveals she has other uses for YouTube. “I love how YouTube helps me when I look for information, and of course now that I have Scarlet, most of my searches are her favorite cartoons,” she said.

From old timers to recently opened channels, different stars are doing their own thing over YouTube.

Michael V’s channel, #BitoyStory, is just over a month old with four videos but already his subscribers are more than 100,000 and his views are over a million.


Mikael Daez, Xian Lim, Elissee Joson, Kristel Fulgar all have their own channels too, which they started way ahead of the pack, from 2011 to 2015.

More and more celebrities are going on YouTube, and for good reason. YouTube is where they can explore their passion apart from showbiz and share them with a wide range of people, and be closer to their fans in a very real and personal way.

— The Summit Express


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April 2018 NAPOLCOM online application form OLEASS now available



MANILA, Philippines - (Updated February 12) The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) opens today, February 5 the Online Exam Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) for the applicants of April 22, 2018 (Sunday) PNP Promotional Examinations. See online application form link here.

NAPOLCOM opens April 22, 2018 OLEASS Online Application Scheduling


UPDATE: Online Scheduling for the PNP Entrance Examination has ended.  For those who successfully registered but failed to print their Confirmation Letter and want to access their Application Form, a QUERY/VIEW facility is available here.

SEE ALSO: October 2018 NAPOLCOM online registration, application form OLEASS

According to the commission, applicants shall utilize the OLEASS to request the Regional Office for their schedule on the filing of examination application. Applicants will personally appear at the NAPOLCOM Regional Office on the date assigned to them, with their printed on-line confirmation letter and other required documents, for further evaluation.

The PNP Entrance exam is open to all Filipino citizens who meet the age and educational requirements. Check out details of classifications here.

UPDATE: NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao on Friday, January 19 said height requirement has been removed starting with the April 22 police examinations.

“Starting with the April 22, 2018 police examinations, there shall be no height requirement for the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance exam applicants as long as they are bachelor’s degree holder and not more than 30 years old,” the statement read.

Applicants were previously required a height of 1.57 meters for female and 1.62 meters for male.

READ: NAPOLCOM: Height limit removal applies only to PNP entrance test, not to police recruitment

Meanwhile, PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS are open exclusively to all qualified uniformed members of the PNP who meet the minimum qualification standards for examination in terms of rank and eligibility. It covers exams for Police Officer (PO), Senior Police Officer (SPO), Inspector (INSP) and Superintendent (SUPT). View here the classification standards.

EXAMINATION SCHEDULE: APRIL 22, 2018

PERIOD OF ONLINE APPLICATION SCHEDULING

NAPOLCOM Exam Online Application Schedule
PNP Entrance January 29 - February 2, 2018
Police Officer February 5 - 9, 2018
SPO, INSP and SUPT February 12 - 16, 2018

PNP Entrance Exam: January 29 - February 2, 2018 (the system will be available at 12NN January 29, 2018 onwards | OLEASS already closed)

Police Officer Exam: February 5 - 9, 2018 (the system will be available at 12NN February 5, 2018 onwards | OLEASS already closed)

SPO, INSP and SUPT Exam: February 12 - 16, 2018 (the system will be available at 12NN February 12, 2018 onwards OLEASS already activated)

NOTE: Acceptance of applications shall be on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis and, upon due notice, may be stopped even ahead of the deadline.

OLEASS PROCEDURES

1. Access these links: www.napolcom.gov.ph | www.napolcom-oleass.gov.ph | direct page
2. Fill out the mandatory form and click SUBMIT.
3. Print out the on-line Schedule Confirmation.
4. Check your e-mail account and access the link for the Application Form. Fill in all the required details, click SUBMIT and PRINT OUT a hard copy.
5. Bring printouts of the Schedule Confirmation and filled-out Application Form to the NAPOLCOM Regional Office on the scheduled date for filing of the examination application.

NOTE: Only applicants with printed confirmation letter and filled-out electronic exam application form shall be entertained at the NAPOLCOM Regional Offices during their scheduled appointment date. The period of filing of application is from February 19 to March 19, 2018.

NAPOLCOM OLEASS page
NAPOLCOM OLEASS page as activated on Monday, January 29.

TEST CENTERS

NAPOLCOM exam will be administered in all regions nationwide.

For the entrance exam, OLEASS shall allow the applicant to choose the exam center where he/she wishes to take the examination, regardless of the place of residence.

For the promotional exams, test center shall be automatically assigned by the computer system based on home address or unit assignment address provided by the police applicant.

Check out details of test centers, what to bring on exam day, coverage of exam and other important announcements here:




NAPOLCOM EXAM RESULTS

Once you've given the green light to take the examinations, the next thing after taking the exam is to wait for the NAPOLCOM results. We advise examinees to closely monitor The Summit Express and our social media pages Facebook and Twitter for the updates.

— The Summit Express


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VIDEO: Lolo Pedro dances like a pro, shocks judges on PGT 2018



MANILA, Philippines - Despite his age, Lolo Pedro Lachica dominated the dance floor and shocked judges in the audition for the sixth season of "Pilipinas Got Talent" (PGT) on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Lolo Pedro dances like a pro, shocks judges on PGT 2018

The unexpected and witty performance of the 52-year-old single-father inspired all with the judges gave him standing ovation and four yeses without lengthy remarks. The amazing 'lolo' made them speechless.

Watch Pedro Lachica's PGT 2018 audition performance here (video courtesy of ABS-CBN):


Pilipinas Got Talent is based on the Got Talent franchise, a British TV format conceived and owned by Simon Cowell's SYCO company.

Hosted by Billy Crawford and Toni Gonzaga, PGT Season 6 airs Saturdays after "Home Sweetie Home" and Sundays after "Wansapanataym" on ABS-CBN.

— The Summit Express


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Direk Maryo J. Delos Reyes dies at 65



MANILA, Philippines - Film and TV director Maryo J. Delos Reyes died on Saturday evening, January 27. He was 65.

Direk Maryo J. Delos Reyes dies at 65
Photo Courtesy of Direk Maryo J. Delos Reyes Facebook page.

Jun Rufino, Delos Reyes' manager confirmed the news saying that the blockbuster director passed away around 10 p.m. after suffering a heart attack while attending a party with a friend in Dipolog City.

“We have loved him in life, let us not forget him in this time of sorrow," Rufino said.

ABS-CBN reporter MJ Felipe also shared on social media the details of the sudden demise of the showbiz personality.



Celebrities and friends in the industry pour their tribute online.







Among the notable films Delos Reyes directed were "The Unmarried Wife," "Magnifico," and "A Love Story."

— The Summit Express


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USTET results for AY 2018-2019 now out online



MANILA, Philippines - (Updated January 28) RESULTS ARE OUT! The University of Santo Tomas (UST) Office for Admissions (OFAD) released the UST Entrance Test (USTET) results for Academic Year AY 2018-2019 early Sunday, January 28, 2018.

USTET results for AY 2018-2019 out on January 28

USTET 2018 was administered by OFAD on November 20 and December 3, 2017 at the UST campus.

The complete results - list of passers will be available at http://myuste.ust.edu.ph:8888/admission/results.jsp, where examinees can log-in and view if examinee passed the test.

ustet results page
Screenshot of USTET results page.

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"You can view your USTET results starting January 28, 2018. However, you can only view the results of the program/strand you applied for," UST said.

OFAD further advised takers that hard copy will no longer be provided. "You may download and print your results for presentation purposes during the Confirmation of Enrollment."

Admission in UST is based on applicant's high school academic performance (40 percent of the applicant’s total score) with the remaining 60 percent will come from USTET results.

Payment of reservation fee for qualified applicants is from January 29 to February 9, 2018. "Please check dates indicated in your USTET results."

UST is one of the best education institutions in the Philippines and the largest Catholic University in the World in terms of student population in a single campus. It has the most number of accredited programs according to PACUCOA.

— The Summit Express


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VIDEO: Reconnect wows with finger-tutting performance on PGT 2018



MANILA, Philippines - The finger-tutting performance of Reconnect group from Cavite wowed on the sixth season of "Pilipinas Got Talent" (PGT) on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Reconnect wows with finger-tutting performance on PGT 2018

Reconnect received four yeses from the judges.

"I find it so genius," Vice Ganda commented.

"Ang galing, parang walang imposible, lahat magagawa," Robin Padilla said.

"Extraordinary performance. Ngayon lang ako nakakita ng ganyan. Impressive," Angel Locsin added.

"You improved what you saw on YouTube," Freddie Garcia said.

Finger-tutting is a type of dance that involves intricate movements of the fingers. The word "tutting" is a street dance style based on angular movements which are supposed to stylize the poses seen on reliefs in the art of ancient Egypt, and refers to "King Tut." It received international attention after dancer/choreographer Julian "JayFunk" Daniels performed in a viral Samsung commercial entitled "Unleash Your Fingers."

Watch Reconnect's PGT 2018 performance here (video courtesy of ABS-CBN):


Pilipinas Got Talent is based on the Got Talent franchise, a British TV format conceived and owned by Simon Cowell's SYCO company.

Hosted by Billy Crawford and Toni Gonzaga, PGT Season 6 airs Saturdays after "Home Sweetie Home" and Sundays after "Wansapanataym" on ABS-CBN.

— The Summit Express


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WATCH: Luzon Spine Expressway Network is Duterte’s P107-billion traffic decongestion plan



MANILA, Philippines - The Luzon Spine Expressway Network is Duterte administration’s answer to help decongest the traffic in Metro Manila and busiest parts of Luzon.

The Luzon Spine Expressway is a 1,040 km network that aims to build an additional 18 expressways with a total road length of 655 km.
The ambitious project aims to decongest EDSA and other major roads | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Mark Villar

The Philippines has one of the worst traffic in the world. Under President Rodrigo Duterte’s “Build, Build, Build” program, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) was tasked to build an expressway that would connect the northern and southernmost part of Luzon.

The Luzon Spine Expressway is a 1,040 km network that aims to build an additional 18 expressways with a total road length of 655 km. It would then connect to the existing 12 expressway network spanning 385 km.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar hopes that the new high standard highways will significantly ease the traffic and cut down travel time. Once the ambitious project is completed, the travel time from Metro Manila to San Fernando, La Union will be reduced from six (6) hours and 55 minutes to three (3) hours and 10 minutes. La Union to Bicol travel time will also be reduced from from 19 hours and 40 minutes to eight (8) hours and 15 minutes.

Included in the expressway network are the NLEX Harbor Link Project, Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway, Central Luzon Link Expressway, Plaridel By-Pass Road Phase II, Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, NLEX-SLEX Connector Road, among others.

The NLEX Harbor Link Project is a 5.7 km expressway, which traverses Karuhatan in Valenzuela City, Governor Pascual Avenue in Malabon City, and C3 road in Caloocan City.

The Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEX) is a 30-km expressway, which runs through the municipalities of La Paz, Zaragosa, Aliaga, and Caalibangbangan, to connect Tarlac and Cabanatuan.

The Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) 3rd section is a 25.83 km expressway which extends the existing 63.02 km alignment traversing Tarlac, Rosales and Urdaneta to Binalonan, Pozzurobio and La Union.

The NLEX-SLEX Connector Road, an 8 km four lane expressway that will reduce travel time from NLEX to SLEX from 2 hours to only about 20 minutes.

The Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, a 14.8 km, 6-lane expressway which will connect Balintawak in Quezon City to Buendia Makati. This will significantly ease traffic in EDSA especially during peak hours.

Duterte’s Build, Build, Build infrastructure program
The project is part of Duterte’s Build, Build, Build infrastructure program | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Mark Villar

In the next six years, Sec. Villar confirmed that the Build, Build, Build program costs P8.4 trillion.

The Duterte administration has allocated DPWH the second biggest budget this year, amounting to P428 billion. From that, traffic decongestion programs were granted the biggest chunk of P107.8 billion. Second biggest budget is project on liveable, sustainable and resilient communities with P104.4 billion. While P95.9 billion goes to the integrated and seamless transport system. A budget of P18.8 billion goes to convergence and rural road development program.


— Sally, The Summit Express


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‘Ring of Fire Fears’: Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes rumble around Asia



The United Nations (UN) Office for Disaster Risk Reduction on Tuesday, January 23 raised the alarm in Asia and Alaska as the Pacific Ring of Fire is confirmed “active.”

Mayon Volcano explodes as seen from Camalig, Albay on January 23
Mayon Volcano explodes as seen from Camalig, Albay on January 23 | Photo Courtesy: Facebook: Ezra Acayan

The UN agency posted on Twitter the simultaneous earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in four countries last Tuesday. In the Gulf of Alaska, a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 led to a tsunami alert. In Japan, the eruption of Mount Kasatsu-Shirane killed one person and injured at least 11. Java, Indonesia was also struck with a magnitude 6 earthquake. Mayon Volcano in Albay continues to spew lava and ashes.

The Pacific Ring of Fire

The Pacific Ring of Fire is a term used to describe a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. It runs from New Zealand, all the way to the West Pacific through the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, extending all the way to the West coasts of North America and South America.

Pacific Ring of Fire is a chain of volcanoes and tectonic activities
The Pacific Ring of Fire is a chain of volcanoes and tectonic activities | Photo Courtesy: BBC

Why monitoring the Ring of Fire important?

The Pacific Ring of Fire accounts for 452 volcanoes which is 75% of all active and dormant volcanoes worldwide. About 90% of the strongest volcanic eruptions and approximately 81% of the world’s most damaging earthquakes have taken place along the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Some experts says no need to fret

As volcanic eruptions and earthquakes rumble in the Pacific Ring of Fire, some experts and scientists discuss on whether or not there is a reason to panic.

Prof Chris Elders, a geology expert from Curtin University in Australia, says the recent activity is “entirely normal”. Dr Janine Krippner, a New Zealand volcanologist also agreed and noted that the rate of eruptions around the Pacific Ring have “not recently increased."

— Sally, The Summit Express


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NAPOLCOM: Height limit removal applies only to PNP entrance test, not to police recruitment



MANILA, Philippines - The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) clarifies that the removal of the height requirement is only for the purpose of taking the PNP Entrance Examination, and not for PNP Recruitment purposes.

NAPOLCOM: Height limit removal applies only to PNP entrance test
Photo Credit: Philippine National Police (PNP)

"The requirements for taking the PNP Entrance Examination are distinct and separate from the general qualifications required in the recruitment of qualified applicants for Police Officer 1 (PO1) which include the height requirement of at least 1.62 meters for male and 1.57 meters for female," NAPOLCOM said in a statement.

The NAPOLCOM emphasizes that taking and passing the PNP Entrance Examination is not a guarantee for automatic entry into the police force. Only those who possess the general qualifications specified under Section 14 of Republic Act No. 8551 are qualified for appointment as member of the PNP.

To set the record straight, the Commission reiterates that the removal of height limit applies to examination purposes only, and not to police recruitment as reported by some media entities.

Height requirement is still included in the set of basic qualifications of the PNP that must be complied with by qualified applicants who aspire to become police officers.

NAPOLCOM will open the online exam application scheduling system (OLEASS) for April 2018 PNP Entrance Examinations starting January 29, 2018. See full details and schedule here.

— The Summit Express


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IN PHOTOS: 17-ft dead great white shark washes ashore in Aurora



A 17-feet dead whale shark was washed ashore in the Barangay Lobbot, Dipaculao, Aurora on Wednesday, January 24.

17-ft dead great white shark washes ashore in Aurora
A great white shark washes ashore in Aurora | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Provincial Fisheries of Aurora

The people of the Brgy. Lobbot had gathered around the shoreline after a huge shark was found lying.

A post by Provincial Fisheries of Aurora had confirmed the incident but have yet to give more details including the great white shark’s cause of death.

Great white is known to be the largest predatory fish on Earth. They grow to an average of 15 feet in length and weigh up to 5,000 pounds.

A great white shark is known for its “ragged-tooth”
A great white shark is known for its “ragged-tooth” | Photo Courtesy: Provincial Fisheries of Aurora

The great white’s moniker is “ragged-toothed,” for its 300 serrated, triangular teeth. They also have an exceptional sense of smell that they can easily detect a drop of blood in 25 gallons of water.

These species of sharks like many others, now face different ecological challenges. The International Union for Conservation of Nature listed the great white shark under the “vulnerable species.” Several nations such as Australia already made actions for their protection.

The shark that was found in Aurora is 17-ft
The shark that was found in Aurora is 17-ft | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Provincial Fisheries of Aurora

They usually live in almost all coastal and offshore waters mostly in United States, South Africa, Japan, Oceania, Chile and Mediterranean.

Great white shark is considered as a “vulnerable species”
Great white shark is considered as a “vulnerable species” for its declining number | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Provincial Fisheries of Aurora

In the Philippines, we also have our own share of sharks sightings. Two destinations are known for shark diving in the Philippines. The thresher sharks can be seen at the Malapascua Island. While in Donsol, you get to swim with the thought to be largest congregation of whale sharks in the world.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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WATCH: JM de Guzman opens up in a ‘tell-all’ interview on Rated K



MANILA, Philippines - JM de Guzman gave a no holds barred interview on ABS-CBN's magazine show Rated K to open up about the drug abuse problem he had been battling.

JM de Guzman opens up in a ‘tell-all’ interview on Rated K
JM de Guzman is thankful that he is still being welcomed back to showbiz, “I don't think I deserve it pero sobrang thankful pa rin ako.”

The 29-year-old actor admitted that at first he actually thought taking illegals drugs was helping him become a good actor. He said, “Akala ko nakakatulong siya sa akin as a person, as an actor at first. Taking drugs parang gives me power."

De Guzman admitted he started using when he was 18 years old, “Parang na-excite lang ako na may something na di ko pa nagagawa. Eventually, kapag hindi na naano yung need mo na high, paiba ka nang paiba ng drugs. Nawalan na ng epekto, so parang naapektuhan ka na rin sa pag-iisip."

JM de Guzman opens up in a ‘tell-all’ interview on Rated K
JM de Guzman started using drugs when he was 18 years old |Photo Courtesy: Facebook/JM de Guzman

De Guzman later realized he had unresolved issues within himself, "Pero noong nag-rehab ako, nabuhay sa akin na I have issues since I was a kid. I was bullied before when I was really young, so wala na akong self-esteem and confidence at that time."

His showbiz career began in 2009 when he started getting cast in ABS-CBN teleseryes. De Guzman started with “Precious Hearts,” “Mula sa Puso” until he was given his biggest break in “Angelito: Batang Ama.” In the latter, the show was cut short and his character had to be killed because the actor’s condition was getting worse.

"Parang di ko na maiangat yung sarili ko. Wala na. Yung paranoia ko, hallucinations ko, di na ako makagalaw pag walang drugs.” The actor finally agreed to enter a rehab facility.

JM de Guzman opens up in a ‘tell-all’ interview on Rated K
JM’s had a relapse while making “All of Me” and had to be back in rehab | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/JM de Guzman

After 11 months, De Guzman finished the rehab and went back to making two hit projects — “That Thing Called Tadhana” and “All of Me.” But sadly, he had a relapse and went back to rehab. This time, he was forced to confront his issues and not take the easy way out again. De Guzman said, "Inactingan ko sila, pero di nakalusot sa kanila, so talagang naproseso yung issues ko sa loob, isa-isa."

Looking back, the Kapamilya star described how drugs took hold of his life, “So kukunin niya rin self-respect mo and yung pagmamahal mo sa sarili mo."

JM de Guzman opens up in a ‘tell-all’ interview on Rated K
JM is thankful that he is again given a ‘third chance’ in showbiz | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/JM de Guzman

Now after 2 years, De Guzman is finally out and now in the aftercare stage of his rehabilitation program. He will still be asked for follow up check ups in the Self-Enhancement for Life Foundation. The Angelito star is beyond grateful that he is still being welcomed in the career he left behind. He said, “I don't think I deserve it pero sobrang thankful pa rin ako.”

Watch JM de Guzman full confession (video courtesy of ABS-CBN/Rated K):


Rumors of a “That Thing Called Tadhana 2” had been circulating after Angelica Panganiban posted a photo of them together.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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