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Your Ultimate Pinoy Top Ten Listings

This is your one stop shop of top 10 lists on everything about the Philippines and the Pinoys.

Updated: 2018-03-06T14:09:38.956-08:00


Top Ten Magazines in the Philippines


Uummm...i love reading magazines and this survey from Nielsen Media Research is somewhat credible i guess, look, there's a figure. ^_^

1. FHM (Summit Media) - 27.8% i read if my brother happens to have one, but i don't buy

2. Cosmopolitan (Summit Media) - 23.5% i read and i buy

3. Good Housekeeping (Summit Media) - 17.3% i read but not that much

4. YES! (Summit Media) - 14.2% i read but i don't buy

5. Metro (ABS-CBN Publishing) - 13.8% i read if there's nothing to read

6. Candy (Summit Media) - 12% i used to buy and read, now, i only read

7. Men's Health (Summit Media) - 9.5% never read any

8. T3 (Summit Media) - 9.1% not that interested but have read some issues though

9. Entrepreneur (Summit Media) - 9% ??? no!

10. Maxim (ABS-CBN Publishing) - 8.9% have read once or twice but never bought one.

Source: PEP

Top 10 Philippine Hidden Destinations


April is over but May just begun. There are still ample of time to plan your summer getaway. I have nothing against Bora but spending my summer there is not really on my list. =/ Then I chanced upon this article in WikiPilipinas and it made me go... hhmmm...why not??? Anyway, here it is...1. Romblon The province of Romblon is made up of twenty beautiful islands which have been likened to the Mediterranean islands. The island of Romblon is the Philippines’ main source of marble, thus earning the moniker “Marble Country”. However, there’s more to Romblon than marble. Mt. Guiting-guiting on Sibuyan Island with a height of 2,058 meters is considered a challenge to mountain climbers, for example. Romblon also has crystal-clear rivers and waterfalls, and beautiful, as yet unspoiled beaches.2. Davao Oriental In January 2000, the earliest sunrise of the new millennium in the Philippines was at the easternmost tip of the country: Pusan Point, Davao Oriental, the “Sunrise Capital of the Philippines”. Davao Oriental has more than just sunrises to offer, however. It boasts, among others, the “bonsai forest” at Mt. Hamiguitan, “Tinagong Dagat” (Hidden Sea), plesiosaur-shaped “Dinosaur Island”, Cape San Agustin where legend has it St. Francis Xavier celebrated his first mass, and beautiful waterfalls and beaches. Davao Oriental is also home to the Mandaya ethnic group. 3.Siquijor The island of Siquijor, also called “Isla del Fuego” or the “Isle of Fire”, is known to many as a place of magic, mysticism and enchantments. It is frequently associated with phenomena beyond the explanations of science. For some, traveling to this island is not for the faint of heart or weak of spirit, yet for those who do go to this island, it is a beautiful place of natural white sand beaches, coral reefs, caves and forests, simply worth discovering. After admiring the natural sceneries and venturing into the caves, visitors might also attend the healing festivals or watch locals perform feats that boggle the mind. 4. Antique Antiqueños pride themselves on living in one of the oldest pre-Hispanic settlements in the Philippines. According to legend, Antique, or Hamtik, as it was then called, was the realm of Datu Sumakwel, and was the first large Malay settlement in the country. Although now often passed over in favor of nearby Boracay, Antique has many scenic beauties to offer those seeking adventures with nature. It has lovely waterfalls, lakes, and rivers, including the Tibiao River, ideal for white water kayaking. The province’s highest peak is the legendary Mt. Madia-as, sacred mountain and home of ancient gods, home to rare flora and fauna. Antique is also the home of the famous “Bugasong patadyong”. Lately, the river of Sibalom, Antique has been discovered to be rich with semi-precious stones. 5. Catanduanes The island of Catanduanes in the Bicol Region is in the Pacific Ocean, and is still virtually untouched by tourists, making it a great vacation getaway for those who want to relax for a while from the rat race. Puraran Beach in the town of Baras on this island is the site of the so-called “Majestic” waves prized by surfers. The island also has as-yet-unspoiled white beaches all along its coastline, as well as diving spots for snorkelers and scuba enthusiasts, and cascading waterfalls farther inland.6. Lake Sebu, South Cotabato Scenic Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, dubbed the “Summer Capital of the South”, is a protected landscape and the ancestral home of the T'boli people. Located in the Daguma Mountains of SOCCSKSARGEN, it boasts three beautiful mountain lakes (Sebu, Seloton and Lahit) and seven waterfalls, as well as the rich culture of the T'bolis, now internationally known for their t'nalak cloth. The scenery and light in this place make it a photographer's paradise, and the mountains offer adventures for intrepid trekkers.7. Glan, Sarangani Beautiful Glan, Sarangani, is the site of Philippine Government Colony No. 9, the first settlement by pioneers from Luzon and the V[...]

Top 10 Frauds in Philippine History


I'm not really into History but I guess some of you have heard of the following people or stories. Found this one at WikiPilipinas and I find it interesting, really. Check it out.Code of Kalantiaw - was a mythical legal code in the epic story Maragtas written in 1433 by Datu Kalantiaw, the chief of Negros. It precribed extremely brutal punishments to criminals.Legend of the Ten Bornean Datus - refers to the ten chieftains who allegedly ventured to the Island of Panay boarding a boat called balangay (or barangay) to evade the tyrannical ruler of Borneo, Datu Makatunaw. Code of Maragtas - was a document dated between 1200 to 1250 which tells the story of the arrival of the ten datus from Borneo who allegedly bought the island of Panay from the Aetas for a golden salakot. Rajah Bendahara Kalantiaw - was one of the mythical characters in Jose E. Marco's Maragtas Legend. He became the chief of Negros (or Aklan) two hundred years after the rule of Datu Bangkaya. Datu Puti - was the supposed leader of the ten Bornean datus. Under his command, they reached Siwaragan (now San Joaquin), Iloilo. Datu Sumakwel - headed the Bornean datus upon the return of Datu Puti to Borneo. He ventured to the mountains in search of a local deity named Bulalakaw. Povedano Map - was geographical map illustrated by a certain encomendero by the name of Diegus Lope Povedano of Buglas Island which shows his many land travels and sea voyages with the King of Spain, including that in the year 1572. Povedano Calendar - was a manuscript that showed a wheel composed of twelve-month year, and seven-day week time calculation in baybayin. It was supposedly a replica of the calendar used by the precolonized inhabitants of the Philippines. Tasaday - was a group of tiny people who emerged, in 1971, from a rain forest in mountains of the Philippines. They were uncivilized and had thought of the forest as being the whole world itself, with them as the only people living in it. Princess Urduja - was a mythical, legendary warrior-princess who ruled the kingdom of Tawalisi in the province of Pangasinan. She was said to have personally took part in waging battles and engaged in duels with other warriors Source: WikiPilipinas[...]

Top 10 Pinoy Travel Blogs


It's summer once again... love reading travel blogs and I admit travel is one of my favorite topics that I immediately go gaga over this list that WikiPilipinas put up. If you love traveling, the list of blog sites below will definitely keep you glued. Read on... ^_^ Our Awesome Planet Those who thrive in the world wide web are surely very familiar with the man behind the blog—-Anton Diaz. His blog Awesome Planet shares a slice of Manila's hidden places, food, and travel secrets through well-written pieces and fantastic photos. Pinoy Travel Blog Pinoy Travel Blog is a group blog that focuses on Philippine travel. It promotes the natural beauty of the Philippine's 7,107 islands through blogging and the internet. Aside from serving as a guide to travelers, the blog also shares the latest news and tips to travel enthusiasts. Are We Deer Yet Are We Deer Yet is a travel blog that accounts the travel of Carlo L. in different places in and out of the Philippines. What makes this blog quite interesting is the fact that Carlo features incidents, places, food and special tips that other travel bloggers don't usually write about. En Route The blog En Route is owned by Pinoy backpacker and photographer Ferdz. The blog documents all of Ferdz own travels and photography.His amazing photos that come along together with her posts are already enough to allure travelers to visit all the places he has been to. Walk This Way Carlos Celdran's blog, Walk This Way aims to change how one sees Manila one step at a time—literally. The blog contains information on Carlos' Walling Tours schedules and personal accounts on the sights and sounds that best capture the city of Manila. Byahilo Byahilo is a travel blog that showcases the best of the Philippines. It features Pinoy festivals, beaches, and cultural heritages. Managed by the travel and photo enthusiast Enrico Dee, Byahilo showcases not only travel promos, but his personal adventures as well. A gallery of all the pictures he has gathered throughout his journey can also be viewed in his blog. Travel Philippines Travel Philippines is a blog for locals or foreigners who wish to travel the islands of the Philippines. All the information needed for a trip in the country is featured in this blog—from basic tips to detailed guides. Landmarks, events, important contacts, and brief itineraries can also be found in Travel Philippines. Ivan About Town Voted as the 2007 Best Travel Blog, Ivan About Town is the work of Ivan Henares. Through the site, Ivan preaches to surfers and readers that traveling need not be expensive. Through backpacking, Ivan says, one can learn how cheap traveling can be. He also uses the blog to share his personal travels and advocacy of heritage preservation. Philippine Travel Notes The site Philippine Travel Notes presents the blogger's travel experiences in an organized and unique way by categorizing all the places he has visited, per region, deviating from the usual chronological approach of blogs. Pinoy Tour Pinoy Tour features different places in the Philippines that are worth visiting. Aside from suggesting the perfect getaways in the country, Pinoy Tour also gives tips and how-to's with regard to traveling. Source: WikiPilipinas. Thanks![...]

Top 10 Pinoy Bloggers


BLOG is the "IN" thing now. Have read so many blogs and some entertained me while others just bored me to death. Oh well, I know each of us has their own personal favorite bloggers and Wikipilipinas also listed down Top 10 Pinoy Bloggers that are certified household name in the web. Check out if your faves are on the list.By Rank Order: Carlos Celdran- He's truly proud of being a Filipino as his blog Celdrantours tries to change how the world sees Manila. Worth reading blog. Muks- He is the owner of Mukamo. He blogs about Pinoy celebrities, albums, current events and anything about the Philippines. Aside from blogging, he also maintains a forum and a picture gallery in his site. Yuga (Abraham Olandres)- The owner of YugaTech.He makes reviews or news on Philippine related technology. He does gadgets, websites and even online game reviews. Owl4ever- The owner of Starmometer, the ultimate entertainment blog in the Philippines. The blog contains facts and trivia on celebrities. From the latest buzz down to the hottest stars, name it, the blog has it. Pinoy Rickey- His real name is not in his blog. Nevertheless, he is known as Pinoy Rickey.He blogs all about Philippine celebrities, TV shows and a little dose of current events.With his day to day updates in his blog, Pinoy Rickey attracts many readers not to mention comments. Bryanboy- Owner of Le Superstar Fabuleux . He is a Pinoy gay who loves blogging about celebrities, fashion and some personal stuff about him. He have lots of readers from all over the world because of his style and manner of writing.Very entertaining. Ederic (Ederic Penaflor Eder)'- Owner of Ederic @ Cyberspace.A Pinoy blogger who writes almost about everything.His thoughts about love, life and mostly, just anything under the sun. Vonjobi- Owner of the blog dedicated on everything about the Philippines, Filipiniana stuff, Philippine libraries and libarians. Filipino Librarian that is. Anton Diaz- Anton is the owner of Our Awesome Planet. This is like a Pinoy version of Lonely Planet. Here, Anton shares a slice of Manila. Blogging about his travels, foods and adventures. Ala Paredes - Ala is no other than the blogger for Alaism. Here, she shares her personal notes in her day to day life. Her adventures and thoughts on anything. A very good and profound writer. Source: Wikipilipinas. Thanks! [...]

Top 10 Online Fashion Shops


LOVE shopping and this site is heaven sent for me... Thanks WikiPilipinas. ^_^ I noticed they're all in Multiply...hmmm... ??? Tsoknat Bags This is the only place where you will find these unique and vintage-y looking bags. If you happen to browse through Tsoknat's albums, you'll immediately notice the number of comments for each album. Comments from people who want to reserve the one stock per style item that Toni, the owner, sells. All the bags are reserved in just a matter of minutes after photos have been uploaded. Well, this is just one proof that Tsoknat Bags are one of the hottest picks in town. Go see for yourself why. What To Wear This online boutique is always up to date with the latest trends in clothes and accessories. Buying items from this shop will give you an instant Hollywood look. With unique hair accessories,clothes, and blings, What To Wear online shop is definitely drool-worthy. Fashion Galore If you want chic accessories to prettify a simple outfit, then Fashion Galore is the online shop to click.The shop has many items inspired by posh brands like Gucci, Juicy Couture, LV, Dior, Chanel and the likes. And mind you, they absolutely look fab, not cheap. Aside from selling fashion items, Fashion Galore also holds contests on certain occasions which is definitely something to look forward to in this online shop. Baubles Bangles N' Beads This one is a heaven-sent online shop for people who love to accentuate their hands. Baubles Bangles N' Bangles sells wooden bangles and--take note!--not just your ordinary bangles but customized ones. Just give them a picture or any instructions on what you want for your bangles and they can do any design for you.Even your favorite pet's face.Now, isn't that cool or what? Stellar This online shop is owned by the young actress Chynna Ortaleza. Being a fan of accessories herself, she turned her love for blings and trinkets into a money making business venture. Her shop has the latest trends in accessories like bling blings, necklaces, and rings. Her shop usually follows a certain theme, which, more often that not, inspired by the movies. Axxes Axxes really gives you an access to all the fabulous dresses at a cheap price. If you are a dress person then this site will totally bring out all the girly aura in you. The Reading Room If you love big bags, as in BIG but with a touch of sophistication, then this shop's M Barreto Bag Collection is definitely for you. The bag's dimensions start with a length of 15.5", and a height of 10" to 17" wide and 11" long. If you are fond of going on long trips or sleep overs, let M Barreto Bag be your company. And if you have loads of bag and you don't know how to arrange all of them anymore, The Reading Room also has a closet and bag organizer where you can hang all your precious bags and marvel at their sight. AnneVida Customized cuffs, pendants, earrings, and charms is AnneVida's specialty. So if you want a look that's totally you, click on AnneVida and start conceptualizing your signature style. City Glamour Haven't gotten over your Hello Kitty Madness yet? Then visiting this shop is just like visiting the Hello Kitty Secret House.This site has almost anything about our pink and white furry friend, from a mini sewing machine, cell phone, steering wheel cover, and all the kitchen essentials you need. With all the cute and bare essential HK items from City Glamour, you'll definitely be prettier than pink. Movil Manila Their graphic tees collection is a sight to behold. The shirts are a bit pricey but they're all worth it. Aside from their attitude tunic tops, Movil Manila also sells our best loved Havaianas Limited Edition. Source: Wikipilipinas. Thanks! ^_^[...]

Pinoy Celebs Rumored to be Gay


Heard this from the grape vine...oh well, at WikiPilipinas to be specific. Hahaha... ^_^ Actually, it doesn't matter to me whether they're really gay or not but I think this will be of interest to others. So read on...In alphabetical order Barbie Almalbis- The former vocalist of Hungry Young Poets and Barbie's Cradle, she was linked to Aiza Seguerra and close friend Kitchie Nadal. DJ Alvaro- A singer who was linked to the former Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) house mate and sexy actress Aleck Bovick. She popularized the song "Ang Tipo Kong Lalaki." Angel Aquino- A top model and actress who was rumored to be lesbian and was linked with rock star Barbie Almalbis Nora Aunor- The Superstar was rumored to have wed her manager Norie Sayo, an open lesbian, in Las Vegas, an issue wherein the two declined to give any comment. Paolo Ballesteros- A regular host of Eat Bulaga, Paolo has always been rumored to be gay. The issue of his sexuality stirred up further controversy when he accepted the role of Ida in GMA's Zaido. Aleck Bovick- She was once rumored with singer DJ Alvaro. An issue that was denied by the two.To top it off, Bovick shaved her head bald together with former house mate Rico at the PBB house. Gabby dela Merced- the F3 racer, FHM cover girl and former PBB house mate is rumored to be a lesbian but no admission was yet forthcoming from Kuya's former border. Raymond Gutierrez- Brother of hunk Richard Gutierrez and beauty queen Ruffa Gutierrez. This Starstruck host moves more like his sister than his brother that he's often rumored to be effeminate or gay. Katrina Halili- Katrina was rumored to be a lesbian because she kissed Super NoypiSandara Park on the lips. She immediately denied the allegation and clarified that the kiss was merely a dare. co-star Uma Khouny- Although the former Pinoy Big Brother housemate vehemently denies that he's gay, rumor has it that he was always effeminate, even from before going into the Big Brother house.View the remaining 5 namesSource: Wikipilipinas. Thanks![...]

Most Requested Pinoy Bands


Hmmm... I somehow agree to the list below though I ain't a fan of some of them. But at least EHEADS is on the number one slot. Yeeyyyy!!! EHEADS RULES!!!!

  1. Eraserheads - They are known as "The Beatles of the Philippines." They easily became a pop culture phenomenon in the 1990's.
  2. Parokya ni Edgar - A band of six guys first known for their hit song "Buloy."
  3. Rivermaya - One of the pillars in the OPM band scene. They were formed in 1993. The original band was composed of "Bamboo" (vocals), Rico Blanco (keyboards, guitars), Perfecto de Castro (guitars), Nathan Azarcon (bass) and Mark Escueta (drums).
  4. Bamboo - An alternative rock band founded in 2002 by former Rivermaya vocalist Bamboo. The band is obviously named after him.
  5. Kamikazee- Their career soared high together with their hit song "Narda."
  6. Imago - A pop rock band formed in 1999. It's composed of Aia De Leon (vocals/guitars), Myrene "Maps" Academia (bass), Tim Cacho (guitars) and Zach Lucero (drums)
  7. Session Road - Baguio-based (Session Road is a major road in Baguio) musicians. Suntok sa Buwan, Cool Off, and Leaving You are just some songs they popularized.
  8. Wolfgang - A heavy metal and rock band that was named one of the great Filipino rock bands of all time.
  9. True Faith - A popular band formed in 1992 led by Medwin on vocals; Kenneth Ilagan and Eugene Marfil on guitars; Bimbo Yance on bass; Jake Lumacad on keyboards and Benedict Esguerra on drums. Their song "Perfect" was the song that skyrocketed the band's popularity.
  10. Pupil - A rock band led by Eraserhead's former vocalist Ely Buendia. The band's former name was "The Mongols."

To view the remaining bands, click on the source below.

Source: Wikipilipinas. Thanks!

Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Breakups


Since it's the Heart's month I will feature breakups. Hahaha. Now that's really ironic. Of course I ain't bitter!!! I just want to deviate from the usual mushy stuff that people like featuring every Valentine's Day. And since I've already featured the loveteams in my previous entry , might as well create an equilibrium and present "the other side of the coin" like what WikiPilipinas stressed.Here it is, the Top Shocking Breakups in showbiz you never knew would happen. Martin Nievera + Pops Fernandez No one had a hint on their break up. The showbiz industry, especially fans, were in total shock when Martin announced their separation in the show ASAP. According to reports, third party was the main reason why the Concert King and Queen broke up and a certain Katrina Ojeda was said to be Martin's alleged girlfriend that time. Gabby Concepcion + Sharon Cuneta Their wedding was a well publicized and grandiose one. Their on screen love team was perfect and ideal that fans were thrilled upon the announcement of their engagement. However, fans were dismayed upon learning the crumbled union of their idols, where Sharon later admitted, was a problem with their different views when it comes to family and marriage. Yilmaz Bektas + Ruffa Gutierrez Their marriage were like that of a prince and princess. Married to a turkish millionare Yilmaz, Ruffa was a subject of envy among girls. However, their fairy tale love story finally took its turn after 4 years when the two mutually separated. Together with their break up, several issues arose while the two exchanged hurtful words for several week. Rustom Padilla + Carmina Villaroel Rustom was one of the popular leading men in local movies during the 90's. He married Carmina Villaroel in 1994 but after 3 years of being together,with no children, they broke up. Rustom was devastated and finally tried to move on after learning Carmina's pregnancy to his partner Zoren. After over 10 years in showbiz, Rustom admitted his homosexuality on national TV through the reality show PBB. Ogie Alcasid + Michelle Van Eimeren The love story of Ogie and Michelle proved to the world that love conquers all. Racial boundaries or even height. In a beauty pageant held in the Philippines, Alcasid met Eimeiren and that was the start of their fairy tale romance. Unfortunately, after having two lovable daughters, Michelle, together with their daughters, decided to migrate to Australia indefinitely in 2003. A move that spurred an issue that a marital problem is being faced by the two. In 2007 issue of Yes! Magazine, Ogie finally admitted that he and Michelle were already separated for a long time and that he had found a new love in the person of Asia's songbird Regine Velasquez. Willie Revillame + Liz Almoro Everyone thought that Willie hit the jackpot when he hooked up with Beauty Queen Liz Almoro. People felt that Liz will finally tame the naughty comedian. Contrary to what people wished and expected, after two years of marriage and having a son, Liz announced that she is a victim of domestic violence and the marriage is a failure. Alongside with that, a complaint was formally charged against Revillame for violating the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act.Dennis Padilla + Marjorie Barreto They are a picture of happy couple and family. They fought for their love against all odds when they were still dating, so when the news broke out about their trial separation after 10 years of being together, fans and the showbiz industry were surprised. Issues started spreading that Marjorie has an affair with Caloocan mayor Recom Echiverri which she denied vehemently. In one interview, Dennis blames his "bad temper" for their separation. Weeks after the news broke out, Marjorie filed an annulment while Dennis is decided to win her and his family back by courting Marjorie again. Bern[...]

Top Pinoy Big Brother Housemates


Oh well, I don't watch TV programs from Channel 2 so definitely, I'm not a BIG fan of PBB, however, I know some people or friends who are so INTO this reality show so I decided to post this list I found at "The Top Tens". If you have any violent reactions or comments, please feel free to leave it here but don't bash me because I was not the one who made up this list. Hehehe.... ^_^

1) Dionne Monsanto ( PBB2 Finalist )

2) Gee Ann Abrahan ( PBB2 4th Big Placer )

3) Cassandra Ponti ( PBB1 3rd Big Placer )

4) Mickey Perz ( PBB2 2nd Big Placer )

5) Bruce Quebral ( PBB2 Finalist )

6) Beatrice Saw ( PBB2 Big Winner )

7) Kim Chui (PBB Teen Big Winner)

8) Jason Gainza ( PBB1 2nd Big Placer )

9) Wendy Valdez ( PBB2 3rd Big Placer )

10) Kian Kazemi ( PBB2 Wildcard Finalist )

Source: The Top Ten. Thanks! ^_^

Philippine Love Teams You Won't Forget


Since it's the month of the hearts already, i think this is just the right time to post this one. Hehehe. Ummm.. i know most of them but others? Just heard from my lola. ^_^ Read on WikiPilipinas' list of love teams. Actually, they're 15, just click HERE to check out the remaining 5. Guy and Pip Their tandem first emerged in 1969 with the box-office hit The Musical Teenage Idol. Their unusual pairing, a morena (Nora) and a mestizo (Tirso), became phenomenal in local showbiz. Gabby and Sharon Their first pair-up was in 1981 in the movie Dear Heart. They became the most popular love team in Philippine Cinema in the 80's that several teenybopper movies were made after that, still starring both actors. John Lloyd and Bea Their tandem has become a phenomenal hit because of their undoubtable chemistry. They are hailed as one of the country's most talked-about love teams today. Both Bea and John Lloyd were part of ABS-CBN's Talent Center before they became a love team. William and Maricel They were paired off in the early 80's and their team up was described as wacky because of their comedy and fantasy flicks. Taray (as Maricel was formerly called) is the exact opposite of Pabling (William) Bobot and Vi Their tandem started with the TV show, The Sensation. Their popularity grew, and they started co-starring in movies together.Their team up was a success and the audience clamored for them. Piolo and Juday Their love chemistry started in the now-defunct TV series Esperanza (1997-1999). Their chemistry was such a success that Star Cinema and ABS-CBN continued to pair them up in TV series and movies alike. Nestor and Nida They danced their way to fame. Their team-up started and blossomed in the movie, Amor-mioSquatters (1953). in 1952. They both showed off their talent in dancing in the film Rico and Claudine Claudine and Rico starred in one of ABS-CBN's most successful soap operas that showcased powerhouse casting, Mula Sa Puso.Their onscreen romance soon became an offscreen relationship. Rogelio and Carmen One of the most popular love teams in the 1940's. In 1940, their tandem was launched in the movie Senorita their team up was a hit and tremendously accepted during the prewar and postwar times. Pancho and Tita Onscreen and offscreen partners. Pancho and Tita were one of the popular love teams in the late 40's up to the 50's. View remaining 5....Source and Photo Credit: WikiPilipinas... Thanks! [...]

Top 10 Pinay Celebrity Bloggers


I love reading blogs, especially blogs of people that interests and impress me with their wits. I love KC's way of writing as well as Ala's so I agree with Anton Diaz's list of Pinay Celeb Bloggers he listed below. Ummm...aren't there any "Pinoy" bloggers? Hehehe... ^_^1. The Diary of a Supergirl Wannabe by SuperBianca also known as Bianca Gonzalez. ( She has been on blogging hiatus for a year ever since she entered Pinoy Big Brother around Nov 2005. Recently, she started to post again to the delight of her readers/ fans last Feb.7 2. Lemon.Chamomile by Kooki also known as KC Concepcion. There are a lot of fake celebrity blogs out there hoping to get accidental traffic and earn a few bucks. KC wrote in her multiply: ( "This is my ONLY online journal, meaning I have N3. DaphneOP by Daphne Osena. ( It is refreshing to see a celebrity having an online photo blog like Daphne. It is great to see her family pictures with her kids and she takes time to post the photos and put caption on them. Her Flickr account also serves as a showroom for her necklace business and my wife loves to look at them. It is fun to see the photos of Daphne as if watching a reality F show using photos. She often interacts with ka-flickrs and I admire her openness in sharing her lives in the photos of her family.4. indie · boys · are · neurotic by sugarcandypop also known as Mitch Dulce ( I've known Mitch blog because she is one of the designers and owners of the Store for All Season (SFAS) along Mandaluyong. To refresh your memory, Mitch was part of the Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition and she was the up and coming Fashion Designer in that batch. She was one of those more popular LJ bloggers who is not afraid to speak her mind out. I love her stories on Mich Dulce school of passion.5. Ala-ism by VJ Ala. ( Daughter of Apo Hiking Society's Jim Paredes who regularly blogs also at Writing on Air ( I love her cute valentines posts on: How to make Ala Paredes fall in love with you6. Oohhh LaLa!!! Come waste your time with me!! with Patty Laurel ( I actually started tuning out of my channel 23 breakfast habit when they changed the original cast (of Angel Jacob and Ria Tantuatco). I just learned about Patty Laurel's blog (from Dawn) and I'm hooked with her witty comments and funny photos. Now, I have a reason to watch Studio 23 Breakfast threesome (JC Cuadrado, Patty Laurel and Atom Araullo) and see Patty Laurel live and not just on her blog. I warn you don't read her blog because I'm sure you'll be wasting a lot of time reading it's two years archive since Jan. 2005.7. Lea's Multiply Site by Lea Salonga ( It is cool to see her occasional posts on major happenings in her life which includes the recent release of her album Inspired. I like her blog post on her pet peeves:8. SnowWhite 2006 Flickr Photos ( also known as Pia Magalona, wife of Francis M blogging at a Free Mind and flickr site ( ). Pia's flickr site contains her collection of Havianas and occasional pictures of the family. I envy Francis M for becoming a member of the Camera Club of the Philippines (I want to join this group!! I'm dying to be part of this club). I must admit that Francis site is well updated and he is definitely a gifted photographer.9. Anna Bayle, Website of the First Asian Model ( ) by Anna known as "The first Asian 'supermodel'. Became in [...]

Top 10 Call Centers in the Philippines


Hahaha...saw this one at Tristan Cafe while surfing... hmmm...calling all call center agents out there, according to , if I may quote... "If You Wish To Have A High Income................ Apply In This Top Ten Call Center Companies............"

Interested??? Apply na! ^_^ No comment ako dito...hehehe.... but you're free to comment if you have any violent reactions sa list na to. Hehehe.

Source: Tristan Cafe Thanks!!! ^_^
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Top Asianovelas since the year 2002


Ummm...i confess...i love watching aAsian novelas and I even bought the complete CD of Kim Sam Soon and Attic Cat. Was supposed to buy the tagalg version of Full House but they ran out of stock. Waaahhh!!! Anyway, love this list because I so can relate. hehehe... Read on PEP's Top Asian novelas since 2002...Enjoy!!! Meteor Garden. (didn't watch every episode if this one but this one is good, i must say) Just say "F4" and we all know which Asianovela gets the Number One spot on this list. The F4 band caught our attention with their music and pretty-boy looks. Bring in the beautiful, equally talented actress Barbie Shu and you find yourself in Meteor Garden. First aired in the Philippines by ABS-CBN, the show's first few episodes caught like wildfire, forging its status as one of the most watched TV programs. Jewel in the Palace. (what can i the song, the story, Lee Young Ae and all the food she cooks... ^_^) This show is a 2003 TV series produced by South Korean TV channel MBC. Jewel in the Palace was shown locally in November 2005 under GMA-7 and was hailed as the highest rating Koreanovela in primetime during that period. Because of its popularity, the show was rerun and again, garnered high ratings. Faith Cuneta sang the Tagalog version, "Pangarap na Bituin," of the show's theme song. Lovers in Paris. (wasn't able to watch this but I heard from the grape vine that it's good) This was another primetime Korean telenovela aired in the summer of 2004 under SBS studio. Lovers in Paris was the first of three romantic dramas set in Europe. The second was Lovers in Prague, and the third was simply titled Lovers. Stairway to Heaven. ( a real tear jerker...nice song too) This Korean drama from SBS was shown between late 2003 and early 2004. The first week of Stairway to Heaven got relatively low ratings (about 20%) on GMA-7 mainly because another Korean soap, Lovers in Paris, was being aired on ABS-CBN. Viewership increased when Lovers in Paris ended its run; Stairway garnered over 40% in ratings. Full House. ( I sooo love this!!! love yah Jenny and Raine. What a cute pair...OST and all were terrific) This drama-comedy explores the situation of two people getting married only on paper. A hilarious turn of events plagues Han Ji-Eun when she discovers that her friends tricked her into selling her home to a budding actor named Lee Young-Jae. Princess Hours. (wasn't able to see this, but hey, she's the girl from Cofee Prince, right?) Princess Hours, also known as Palace Love, is another comedy-drama from Korea. Under Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, it became the most popular show of 2006 in Korea, second only to Jumong. According to TNS Media Research, Princess Hours was the tenth most popular drama of 2006. And so, a second season was produced but controversy within the show led to its cancellation. Endless Love: Autumn in My Heart. (there was never an episode that this Korean Novela did not make me cry. T.T I have loved Jenny here right away...) Probably the most heart-wrenching Korean drama, Endless Love: Autumn in My Heart is the first installment of a four-part series revolving around the four seasons of the year. It was produced by the TV network KBS in Korea (2000). The Philippine airing rights went to GMA-7 back in late 2003. The drama was so popular among Pinoy fans that GMA-7 aired it two more times in 2004. Endless Love is considered to have started the Koreanovela phenomenon in the Philippines. Endless Love: Winter Sonata. (isn't this one a duplicate of the Stairway to Heaven mentioned above???) Winter Sonata (2002) is the second installment in the Endless Love series, but it focuses on a com[...]

Top 10 Most Titillating Philippine Movies


Ummm, haven't watched all of 'em. I think I was only able to watch the film "Live Show". Very nice flick. It can leave your eyes welling with tears. (told yah, I'm emotional. Hehehe) Anyway, below is the list of the all-time "Sexy Films" compiled by WikiPilipinas. Scorpio Nights (1985) - This 1985 steamy sensation of Peque Gallaga was actually based on a doctoral thesis entitled "The Sexuality of the Filipino Male and Female." Who knew that academe could be translated so sexily? The story revolves around a young voyeur who has an obsessive lust for, and eventually an affair with, the wife of his neighbor. This movie has one lengthy love scene between the two extra-marital lovers. Live Show (Toro) (2001) - originally banned by the MTRCB, this film is about the workers in the live sex industry. Apart from the sex, it was also considered a moving view of people who have to sacrifice their self-respect in order to give pleasure to others. The Boatman (1984) - this film was also originally titled "Toro" and is also a film about a male live sex worker (or toro). It features a simple boatman who finds his way in Manila as a toro and makes the mistake of falling in love, with tragic consequences. Its ending is one of the most disturbing finales in Philippine cinema. Virgin People (1983) - the first of the series of movies with the same title, it features three virgins in a local village who discover the pleasures of the flesh with a handsome stranger and a lecherous uncle. Burlesk Queen (1977) - apart from being a highly sensual film, this movie swept all nine artistic awards in the 1977 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Unfortunately, public uproar caused the MMFF to withdraw all awards a few days later. This is the film where Vilma Santos bumps and grinds as a burlesque performer, shedding her usual innocent image. Tatarin (2001) - another film by Tikoy Aguiluz (director of The Boatman), this movie is based on the famous Nick Joaquin short story "The Summer Solstice," featuring a liberating ritual where women dance wildly around a tree, supposedly to ask for fertility. Tatsulok (1998) - another directorial foray by Tikoy Aguiluz, the film is about an older married woman who has an affair with a much younger man. Things become more interesting when the married woman's long-lost daughter turns up and gains the interest of the woman's lover. Twilight Dancers (2006) - this is another macho dancer story where the dancer becomes an object of lust for men and women alike. Given an X rating by the MTRCB, it is also taken as a social commentary on themes such as globalization. Pila Balde (1999) - this movie starring Ana Capri is slice of daily slum life in Metro Manila. Capri plays a poor but honest girl who desires a handsome flirt but is ignorant of the love of young water boy. The film, again, is a commentary on the cruelties of poverty. Sibak: Midnight Dancers (1994) - a touching movie about three brothers, all of whom work as strippers in a gay bar, and all of whom have homosexual lovers. Source: Thanks WikiPilipinas!!![...]

Top 10 Pinoy Commercials You Love


I swear I'm so emotional (certain things only). Even the slightest scene, line or even TV commercial can make me shed tears. I guess I'm just to imaginative on how this or that particular instance relates to my life. Hahaha. How conceited can I get. ^_^ Anyway, I agree with the list below of WikiPilipinas' Top 10 Commercials. Though some of them, I can't remember seeing even once. Karen Po (McDonalds) - A girl named Karen and her Lolo are eating at McDonalds and the Lolo keeps on mistaking Karen for another grandchild named "Gina". ( ko to!) Suportahan Taka (PLDT) - A PLDT commercial where an Ilonggo medicine student in Manila calls up his father in Iloilo to tell him he wants to shift to Fine Arts. (nice accent huh?) The Coke Beat (Coke) - Two college girls playing the Coke Beat. (memorized this one!) Goodbye Carlo (Tender Juicy Hotdog) - A chubby girl swears by her diary that she is ready to diet in order to win her crush Carlo's attention. (cute, especially Carlo! Kasama Ka (Coke) - Nikki Gil distributes Coke to people while singing the Coke jingle. (i crooned with this) Dugo-Dugo Gang (PLDT) - Inday, the househelp, receives a call from a stranger who claims he is her employer, but who is apparently a member of the Dugo-Dugo Gang. (nice one! one smart house helper ;p ) Sabado Nights (SMB) - This commercial made Ina Raymundo, sporting a full black outfit and flirting with Paolo Abrera, an instant star. (, so) Magpakatotoo ka! (Sprite) - Just one of the "Magpakatotoo ka!" commercials of Sprite. A guy was caught by his friends watching a cheesy drama flick in the TV. (so cute, so are the boys. They're the MAN!) I Can Feel It (Palmolive) - The classic Alice Dixson TV ad that brought her to stardom. (funny! can't remember seeing this. nice outfits and dance move. wahaha!!!) SiBoom (SMB) - The commercial that gave Rachel Lobangco the name "SiBoom". This commercial starred the Apo Hiking Society and Bert "Tawa" Marcelo. (ummm...this one I remember but not really a fave)Source: WikiPilipinas. Thanks!!!Here's my own list or runners up, or the one, that I think, should be included in the list. ^_^Smart- the one where the husband, who's suffering from stroke, texted her wife.Still gets goosebumps whenever I think of it. So touching I wanna cry now.Sprite (Magpakatotoo ka!)- That's the one with Ryan Agoncillo, right? This is where he became popular. He's sporting a cool jacket in he middle of the afternoon that he fainted because he refused to take off his jacket because he really thinks he looks very COOL on it. So funny! I think Ryan was cute sa commercial na iyon. ^_^[...]

Top Pinoy Movie Clichés Ever


Funny but true, Pinoy films have the same 'ol formula but people still love watching them despite is predictability. Found this one at Wikipilipinas. Read on and have a good laugh.

  • The long dialogue- The villain and the hero finally have a one-on-one encounter. But instead of pulling the trigger, they will have a long dialogue first before they realize that they are there to kill each other not to have an emotional chat.
  • The last wish- The protagonist or his leading lady will be shot, but before his/her last breath, he/she will still have time to utter his or her last wish.
  • The car chase- The long car chase along Regalado with the fresh-from-the-junk shop-get away car. The car will do a somersault and end up exploding.
  • Better late than never- After hundreds of bullets and casualties, the policemen finally will enter the picture, acting like superheroes ready to save the day.
  • Stupid and funny sidekicks- The big boss villain’s henchmen are always stupid or lousy, while the hero’s sidekick is funny.
  • The “IT” girl- The love interest of the hero will be held as a hostage or the other way around--the female hostage will eventually be the love interest of the hero.
  • The Magic Circle- The attackers will circle the hero and wait for their turn to attack him one at a time. Ironic but true. Which makes one wonder why they don't just attack the hero at the same time so that the fight will be over in a matter of seconds.
  • Magical Guns- Guns that never run out of bullets and gunmen never hitting their targets despite the raining bullets.
  • Bakit ngayon ka lang? (Why only now?)-The leading man is about to get married when he meets another woman and they fall in love with each other, leaving the poor fiancée behind.
  • The old warehouse- The ultimate meeting place and hideout for kidnappers. This is also the place where the fighting scene takes place.

Hey! I did say I will only aggregate ten list right? Hahaha, this listing has more than 10 movie cliches so if you wanna read the rest, visit this link

Source: WikiPilipinas... Thanks!

10 Most Controversial Pinoy Theater Plays


I love watching plays but sad to say I haven't watched a single play from the list below compiled by WikiPilipinas... =( How pathetic...Penis Talks (2005)- A play which is a take on the highly successful The Vagina Monologues. After the success of Penis Talks 1, there was a repeat or part 2 of the said play. If the theme of Penis Talks 1 is "I am not a Penis, I am a Person," the theme of Penis Talks 2 is "I Am a RESPONSIBLE Penis." Group of conservatives ganged up to have the name changed to "When All About Men," while the Penis Talks became a mere subtitle, in smaller print. The Vagina Monologues (2002)- “Ang tinggil ay dalisay ang layon” , is the defiant opening of Usapang Puki. An award-winning play written by Eve Ensler which consists of monologues read by a varying number of women with every monologue somehow relating to the vagina. The theme of the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment. Like Penis Talks, the title alone makes the play sound scandalous already. Its Filipino version, Usapang Puki, was first shown onstage on March 6, 2002, sponsored by the UP Repertory Company and Gabriela Youth and the script was translated into Filipino by Glecy Atienza, Joi Barrios and Luna Sicat Cleto. Bongbong at Kris (1984)- A play by Bienvenido Noriega. The play dealt with the imagined reconciliation between the Marcos and Aquino Families. Tatarin (1978)-The play explores the pagan forces in the Christian community, and the superiority of women to imperious men, bringing up controversial issues such as the power struggle between the sexes and the suggestion that Christianization suppressed the power of women. Three National Artists collaborated on this work: author Nick Joaquin, director Lamberto Avellana, and sculptor Napoleon Abueva (as set designer). Hanggang Dito na Lamang at Maraming Salamat (1974)- A full-length play in 1974 written by Orlando Nadres. It is considered controversial because it is the first play that openly tackles the issue of homosexuality, showing an empathetic understanding of homosexuals and their humanity, and presenting the way society regards and treats them. Ang Kiri (1926)- A sarswela in three acts written by Servando de los Angeles. Having 351 performances made on record, this is one of the best-known sarswelas during the prewar era. It is also the first play that featured a flirt as the principal character. Kahapon, Ngayon at Bukas (1903)- A drama simboliko (symbolic play) in three acts written by Aurelio Tolentino and is considered as Tolentino's “most significant contribution to Filipino drama and most seditious drama of the era”. Hindi Aco Patay (1903)- A full-length drama simboliko written by Juan Matapang Cruz. The play invited strong reactions from the colonial authorities during its time. It was banned in mid performance at Teatro Nueva Luna in Malabon, and led to the arrest and imprisonment of the entire troupe and even the playwright's wife. R.I.P. (1902)- A drama in one act, written by Severino Reyes. The play portrays a komedya troupe in rehearsal and in production. Because of the play's theme, the komedyantes objected to it. This play also marked the growing popularity of sarswela over the komedya. Tanikalang Guinto (1902)- A drama in three acts, written by Juan Abad. This play is considered controversial because it was banned as "seditious". It stressed the rise of the spirit of independence and struggle as the Filipino revolutionists fought against the American Government.Source: WikiPilipinas... Thanks![...]

Memorable Teleserye Stars of 2007


2007 was another year full of controversies. Angel Locsin, GMA 7's Queen of prime time, flew to rival station ABS-CBN and this move eventually led to a major controversy in the showbiz industry. GMA lost a star but a new one, in the person of Marian Rivera rose. Then, after closing the first book of Maging Sino Ka Man, another book had open adding Angelica Panganiban to the roster of stars that include John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Sam Milby and Anne Curtis. Without further ado, look back and relive the Memorable Teleserye Stars of 2007 based on PEP's Top List. (I think this is ranked from least to most) Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson (Sana Maulit Muli) The love team that people followed right after their debut in the hit show, Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition, Kim and Gerald were finally given a mini-series of their own. And both did not disappoint their fans when Sana Maulit Muli premiered at the start of 2007. Jennylyn Mercado & Nadine Samonte (Super Twins) "Kapangyarihan ng Araw! Taglay ay liwanag. Kambal na lakas. Kami ang Super Twins!" was the tagline of the hit fantaserye. The telefantasya from GMA-7 was followed by kids all hoping to transform like child stars Nicole Dulalia and Ella Cruz, the lead stars of Super Twins. With their powerful rings, Sha-Sha (Nicole) and Tin-Tin (Ella) transform into teenage superheroes Super S (Jennylyn Mercado) and Super T (Nadine Samonte), respectively. Eliza Pineda (Maria Flordeluna) A remake of the drama series, Flordeluna that made Janice de Belen popular in the 80's also made a star out of Eliza Pineda. Eliza's acting capabilities were already being praised when she became part of another ABS-CBN teleserye Mga Anghel na Walang Langit. She was given a chance to shine in Maria Flordeluna and pit acting talents with drama luminaries Albert Martinez, Liza Lorena, and Eula Valdez. Kokey (Kokey) When the lovable alien hit the boob tube in August, no one expected that Kokey would become a big star. The television series was a remake of the 1997 movie by Romy Suzara, which starred Carlo Aquino, Ricky Davao, and Cherry Pie Picache. Yasmien Kurdi and JC de Vera (Pati Ba Pinting ng Puso/ Pasan Ko ang Dai gdig) After her successful stint with the primetime series Bakekang, Yasmien was given her first solo soap in the afternoon slot of GMA-7. Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso? was a remake of the 1985 Viva movie that starred Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion. Krystal Reyes and Eunice Lagusad (Princess Charming) Both Eunice and Krystal came into our boob tube via the drama series Bakekang in 2006. Because of their popularity during the series, they were given a new show in the afternoon drama program Princess Charming. Again they charmed the viewers with their acting talent. Sunshine Dizon (Bakekang) Bakekang was first introduced to us by Carlo J. Caparas in his serialized comics in the early ‘70s. It was made into a movie in 1978 by Nora Aunor. And this was introduced to us in September 2006. John Lloyd Cruz & Bea Alonzo, Sam Milby & Anne Curtis (Maging Sino Ka Man) The series that ended May 2007 prompted a return to boob tube last December. The saga which centers around the four characters of John Lloyd, Bea, Sam and Anne was closely followed when the drama series began on October 2006. It's dramatic one-liners were something to watch out for in the first season of the show. Derek Ramsay (Ysabella) Derek was a relatively unknown actor before this breakthrough role was given to him by ABS-CBN. As Mito Valenzuela, the sexy chef captured the heart of Ysabella (Judy Ann Santos), [...]