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Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There)

Posted in Actor, Actress, Best Actor, CCP, Cinemalaya, Pinoy Fimmaker, Pinoy Movie, Showbiz News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2012 by Eduard Orgel

Ang Nawawala (What Isn't There)

Gibson Bonifacio stopped speaking as a child. He is now twenty years old, returning to Manila from his studies abroad, his first visit home in three years. He finds his family trying to keep it together, his mother still hurting from a tragic loss in the past. In the backdrop of the vibrant local music scene, his childhood best friend reaches out to him, and he finds a chance at his first real romantic relationship. Amidst the holidays, Gibson reconsiders and redefines his relationships with his family, his friends, and with himself.

Awards Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2012 Finalist (New Breed Full-Feature Category)

Starring Dominic Roco, Felix Roco, Annicka Dolonius, Alchris Galura, Mercedes Cabral, Kelvin Yu, Jenny Jamora, Marc Abaya, Sabrina Man with Mr. Boboy Garrovillo and Ms. Dawn Zulueta

Directed By Marie Jamora

Written By Marie Jamora & Ramon De Veyra

Screenplay By Marie Jamora & Ramon De Veyra

Produced By Marie Jamora, Bernard Dacanay, Trinka Lat, Daphne O. Chiu & John Sy

Escalante City, It’s more fun in the Philippines

Posted in It's more fun in the Philippines with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2012 by Eduard Orgel

Escalante City, It's more fun in the Philippines


Pre-Spanish Era

Virtually nothing is known of Escalante during the pre-Hispanic era. But archaeological findings in October 1975 and May 1976 made by a team of Anthropology students led by Professor Lionel Chiong of Silliman University reveal early record of men who inhabited not only the present city but also the island of Negros during the Pre-Spanish time. The findings were recovered in nine (9) graves in what seemed to be an ancient burial ground in Brgy. Japitan, a coastal barangay lying along the Tañon Strait, facing the island of Cebu, some 17 kilometers from the city proper. The artifacts consists of celadon plate and bowls, stoneware bowls and jars, a Sung Dynasty (960-1280 A.D.) jarlet, gold beads, iron implements, daggers and a hunting knife with ivory bone handle. Obviously buried with the dead, the plate, bowls, jars and iron implements were found alongside the skeletal remains, the daggers and hunting knife on top of the breast section, and the gold beads inside the skulls in-between the upper and lower jaws. When carbon-14 tested, these findings together with the human skeletal remains were found to date as far back as the 12th century A.D. All this prove that this part of the island now known as Escalante was inhabited by settlers with a relatively developed culture who were engaged in some form of trade and commerce with the outside world, such as the Chinese traders who could have brought the jarlet, stoneware and celadon pieces during the Ages of Contacts and Trade with the East (11th & 12th centuries A.D.)

Spanish Era

The northeastern part of Negros Island was “one of the most cultivated regions” in mid-19th century.

On November 28, 1856, Governor-General Manuel Crespo issued a decree creating the towns of Escalante and Saravia. The decree ordered “that the two towns in question would be separated immediately from their mother town, Silay,” although the spiritual separation of the two “would await the building of churches and convents in Saravia and Escalante.” The latter had its seat of government in the barrio of Nueva Sevilla (Brgy. Old Poblacion).[1]

The Parish of Escalante was finally established on May 22, 1860 with Fr. Cipriano Navarro, OAR, as the first Parish Priest. Fr. Navarro, in a report to the Recollect Provincial in 1861, wrote that the inhabitants of his Parish and its 14 barrios lying along the northeast portion of the island from Calatrava to Himogaan, “speak the Cebuano dialect and all, or the majority, came from Cebu, with the exception of those from Barrio Marianas (Himogaan) . . . who came from the district of Iloilo and speak the Hiligaynon dialect.”

In 1859, a politico-Military Command was established in Bacolod under Governor Emilio E. Saravia with six towns under its jurisdiction: Escalante, Guihulngan, Jinuboan, Jimalalud, Tayasan, and Ayungon.[1] Two more were added, Arguelles (Sagay) and Calatrava when these were created into separate towns on July 3, 1863. This ended with the division of Negros into two provinces in 1889.

Schools for boys and girls were established in the late 1860s. By 1869 a school for boys and another for girls were already operating in the town. By 1890, these schools were among the very few managed by Normal School graduates.

As early as 1871, Escalante was a major link between Bacolod and Cebu. A mail service route, Bacolod-Escalante-Tutuban-Toledo, Cebu was already exclusively in use by May 1871. In 1875 a mail boat belonging to Emerenciano Amante, the Gobernadorcillo (Mayor) of Escalante, transported mail between Toledo and Escalante every week.

A telegraphic station was established in 1894. The telegraphic cable was extended later on to Tuburan, Cebu and was operational by October 1897.

The inhabitants of the town lived from subsistence agriculture. They produced among others, rice, corn, buri, edible root crops, and tobacco. Their second most important economic activity was fishing.

Tobacco was grown commercially but its production decreased when monopoly was established starting from the time of Don Emilio Saravia (1855–1857), the first politico-military of the Negros Island. In its stead, sugarcane was gradually being grown. It was not clear when the first sugar mill was established in town. But by 1891, Escalante had already 6 steam-engine sugar mills; 36 powered by horses; and 11 by carabaos. Approximately 848 hectares were planted to sugarcane.

 American Era

The American period covering some 45 years (December, 1898 to July 3, 1946, except for a few years under the Japanese occupation) saw marked changes in the socio-cultural, economic and political complexion of the area and its people. To capture the hearts and minds of the inhabitants without the use of guns and cannons, the Americans opened the first free elementary school at Old Poblacion in the early 1900s.

A Gabaldon-type elementary school building was constructed at Old Poblacion during the term of Mayor Fernando Lucot (1912–1918). The municipal hall and the town plaza were constructed and developed during the time of Francisco Ferrer, Sr. Also at this time, the first municipal school site where the first elementary school was located, was formally acquired, and the installation of the Rizal Monument at the public plaza completed. The municipal portal and Rizal Monument was built on Sept. 15, 1955. The bandstand and skating rink was constructed on September 28, 1935.

 Japanese Era

In 1942, the occupation by the Japanese Imperial forces entered the towns in Escalante.

In 1945, local Filipino soldiers of the 7th, 71st, 72nd, 75th and 76th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and the 7th Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary was liberated the towns in Escalante, Negros Occidental and helping Negrosanon guerrilla fighters defeats and attacking Japanese Imperial forces and ended of the Second World War.

In 1941, Victor Bedonia succeeded Francisco Ferrer Sr. as mayor, and was supported by the local guerillas. The siege of all Filipino troops of the Philippine Army and Constabulary units was found liberated in the town municipality on 1945 against the Japanese. He served until 1948. The Japanese however installed Enrique Ballesteros as mayor until the end of the war.

Post-War Era

Two (2) years after liberation, Escalante was divided into two (2) municipalities. President Elpidio Quirino issued Executive Order 141 dated May 19, 1948 “Organizing certain barrios of the Municipality of Escalante, Province of Negros Occidental, into an independent municipality under the name Toboso,” to take effect July 1, 1948. Victor Bedonia who was then the incumbent mayor of Escalante opted to become the first mayor of the newly created town of Toboso. Pedro Benignos took over until 1950. In 1951, Evaristo Sanz took over and was replaced thereafter by Amando Tambo. It was during Mayor Tambo’s time when the seat of government, by virtue of Executive Order No. 301 issued by President Carlos P. Garcia on May 30, 1958, was transferred from Brgy. Old Poblacion to its present site at Brgy. Balintawak.

The first high school, the Escalante National High School, was established in 1948. A decade later, in 1961, the Mount Carmel College was established by the Order of the Carmelites. Aside from the churches in the Municipality of Toboso, in Escalante and in Brgy Old. Poblacion, it also erected the Magdalen Hospital which was run by the Sisters of Julie Postel. This hospital is now called the Dr. Vicente Gustilo District Hospital, under the management of the Provincial Government. This placed the new town in an enviable position, not only being a center of higher education and quality medical care in this part of Negros.

This brought about profound changes in the socio-cultural, economic and political life of the town as it provided the much-needed opportunity for children of poor families in the area to acquire college education. Other public schools were opened up later on, such that there are now 27 public elementary schools, 6 national public high schools and 3 extension high schools.

The Martial Law Years

During this time, a modern public market, new municipal building, and the 50,000-gallon reservoir was erected. The Martial Law Years was seemingly quiet. However, the uneven land distribution, marginal food production, and the excesses of the political system created so much discontent especially in the sugarcane farms. This was one of the reasons why the BAYAN-led “Welgang Bayan” which tragically ended in the now infamous Escalante massacre occurred. Twenty-one (21) rallyists who were determined to paralyze traffic, died on the spot on the streets of Escalante when the militia of then-strongman Congressman Armando Gustilo, who was bent on dispersing the rally, fired their guns on rallyists. This event was one of the important factors for the downfall of the Marcos regime.

With the installation of Pres. Corazon C. Aquino, Mrs. Evelyn L. Hinolan was selected as OIC Mayor. Then BAYAN Chairman Rolando Ponsica, who was one of the persecuted during the Martial Law years, easily became the mayor in 1988.

City Charter for Escalante

After 143 years of existence as a municipality, under the leadership of Mayor Santiago G. Barcelona, Jr., Escalante was now qualified to become a city. On July 24, 1998, the Sangguniang Bayan of Escalante passed Resolution No. 98-79 “requesting the Honorable Congressman Julio A. Ledesma IV of the 1st District of Negros Occidental to file a bill in Congress creating / converting the Municipality of Escalante into a new City of Escalante.” Six days later, Congressman Ledesma filed House Bill No. 1514 “An act converting the Municipality of Escalante into a component city to be known as the City of Escalante.” In spite of a moratorium on the creation of cities imposed by the Malacañang in 1999. Congress went ahead with its enactment. After conducting a public hearing right here in the town on November 27, 1999, Congress passed the substitute bill, House Bill No. 8882, on second reading on December 9, 1999. More than a week later, it passed the bill on third and final reading.

A similar bill, Senate Bill No. 1786, was filed by Sen. Serge Osmeña III in the House of the Senate on October 22, 1999. Senate Bill No. 2245 (in substitution of Senate Bill No. 1786) was passed on third and final reading on February 8, 2001, the last session of the 11th Congress.

Both bills became Republic Act No. 9014, “An act converting the Municipality of Escalante, Province of Negros Occidental into a component city to be known as the City of Escalante.” It was signed into law on February 28, 2001 by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and was ratified in a plebiscite held on March 31, 2001. Of 14,723 who actually voted, 14,075 voted “YES” and only 648 voted “NO”.[2]

Local Leadership

Succession of Mayors from 1901–present

  • German Carballo 1901-1904
  • Juan Infante 1905-1906
  • Pelagio Abong 1906-1907
  • Vidal Clarin 1908
  • Placido Visitacion 1909-1911
  • Fernando Lucot 1912-1918
  • Gabino Gamao 1919-1921
  • Francisco Ferrer Sr. 1922-1931
  • Restituto Dejoras 1931-1934
  • Francisco Ferrer Sr. 1934-1941
  • Enrique Ballesteros (Japanese –sponsored) 1941-1944
  • Victor Bedonia (Resistance Movement) 1941-1948
  • Pedro Benignos 1948-1951
  • Evaristo Sanz 1952-1955
  • Amando Tambo 1956-1957
  • Braulio P. Lumayno 1958-1976
  • Jose Pete Parreño Nov. 1976 – Mar. 2, 1980
  • Braulio P. Lumayno Mar. 1980 –July 16, 1986
  • Evelyn L. Hinolan July 17, 1986 – Nov. 30, 1987
  • Penny Yanong Dec. 1, 1987 – Feb 2, 1988
  • Rolando P. Ponsica Feb. 2, 1988 – Mar. 25, 1998
  • Eme L. Zamora Mar. 26, 1998 – June 30, 1998
  • Santiago G. Barcelona, Jr. July 1, 1998 – June 30, 2007
  • Melecio J. Yap, Jr. July 1, 2007 – present


The city has grown at a respectably fast rate, averaging 1.26% in the twelve years (1995 thru 2007). The August 2007 Census on Population showed that population increased to 92,035 persons. This means that on average that population grew by 1.26% annually since 1995. This is only about 3.88% of the province’s population. At this rate, the city’s population is expected to double by year 2080.

The average household for 2000 was 4.89 persons per household, which is lower than the 5.0 national, 5.1 regional and the 5.24 provincial averages. NSO estimates there were 92,035 persons in 2007 in 18,644 households. This means, the average households size increased to 4.94.[3]

As of December 2009, the average age is 24 years old.[4]

Escalante has the highest population density (persons/square kilometer) in 2007, among the provinces’s cities at 736.3, second only to the provincial capital, Bacolod City. The provincial average is 362.1, while the cities average 417.8.[5]

Land and climate

Escalante has a total land area of 19,276.303 hectares. It is located on the Northeastern tip of Negros Occidental, facing the island of Cebu. It is 49 kilometers from San Carlos City and 95 kilometers from Bacolod City, the Provincial Capital. It is bounded on the north and west by the City of Sagay, on the south by the town of Toboso and on the east by Tañon Strait.

Hill lands

Outside the city center of Escalante, there is a separate region of low rolling hills, especially going to its upland barangays towards Mt. Lunay. The hill land section is the remnant of past volcanism and probably, represents either dormant volcanic cinder cones or outliers of a once more extensive volcanic formation. Local residents in the upland barangays of Escalante at the foot of Mt. Lunay testify to period rumblings of a volcano generally believed ‘to be dead’. An indicator of the dormant character of Mt. Lunay is the existence to this day of a sulphur spring at its foot. Often, the slopes of these hills as in Barangay Binaguiohan are quite steep. However, the steepness of the slope has not stopped Escalantehanons in cultivation of the hillside.


The atmospheric conditions influencing the climate of Escalante as a whole are the same conditions operative in Negros Island. During the summer months (April to December) an air stream is directed from the south. This air current follows a counterclockwise path as it approaches the low-pressure center of the Asian continent, and reaches the Philippines from a southwestern direction called “the southwestern monsoon”. During the period from November to January, Negros has relatively cool weather as Asiatic continents cools more rapidly than the surrounding seas, resulting in high-pressure centers leading to winds being deflected in a clockwise fashion. This period is known as the northeastern monsoon. From March to April is the domination of northeastern wind system. Cool season in Escalante is from December through March. It is also the time when low tides preavail called aya-ay, making beach combing of its shores more pleasurable. The latter part of March through June is when the highest temperatures prevail. But being largely coastal, Escalante enjoys constant flow of refreshing sea breeze.

Coastal environment

The diversity of plants in the coastal environment of Escalante is one of the richest in Occidental Negros. Its coasts comprise two surviving ecosystems: the mangrove, consisting of trees and shurbs that occupies the landward portion of its coastal areas; the seagrass, or grasslike plants, that thrive on it shallow nearshore area. In a limited coastal zone, remnants of a third ecosystem, coral reef may be found but in residual, degraded form. The marine waters of Escalante are generally warm throughout the year, except for early mornings of the cool months of December, January and February. Salinity of its waters is within reasonable amount, at 28-36 parts per thousand.

Carmelite mission

In 1958, the Order of Carmelites arrived in Escalante. They came all the way from the Netherlands upon the invitation of the late Bishop Epifanio Surban of the Diocese of Dumaguete. In 1961, Mount Carmel College was established by the Carmelites. The Carmelites implemented the reformation of Vatican II in the following years. The people were taught to be Christocentric. For the poor, the Church became more accessible. Obedient to the spirit of Populorum Progressio, the Carmelites saw through social reforms within its mission field in Escalante. In 1961, the Carmelites opened Mount Carmel College. The college brought profound changes in the socio-cultural, economic and political life of Escalante. Mount Carmel College provided much-needed opportunity for children of poor families in the Municipality to acquire College education, right in the heart of Escalante. The Carmelite Fathers have been instrumental in the founding of the first credit union in the 70s, which started to grow outwards to neighboring towns. The collapse of the sugar industry, financial mismanagement, and the rapid expansion altogether caused the decline and eventual closure of the cooperative.


Escalante City is politically subdivided into 21 barangays. The following table shows its corresponding population, area, and distance from the city proper.

Barangay Population Area (has.) Distance from City Proper (km.)
Alimango 4,998 919.4498 3.00
Balintawak 14,569 720.9231 0.00
Binaguiohan 2,364 726.2457 13.28
Buenavista 3,914 707.7538 16.00
Cervantes 2,686 431.8238 6.62
Dian-ay 4,282 1,750.5637 18.50
Hda. Fe 2,159 552.9899 2.34
Japitan 2,683 586.7144 17.00
Jonobjonob 8,185 1,405.6326 2.08
Langub 2,843 968.2549 13.02
Libertad 3,035 1,839.4097 11.72
Mabini 7,564 1,916.3276 7.60
Magsaysay 1,872 527.0559 14.28
Malasibog 2,842 675.0577 7.34
Old Poblacion 11,196 572.8795 6.24
Paitan 1,597 588.6619 13.72
Pinapugasan 3,016 1,129.2686 15.14
Rizal 2,075 439.3418 14.58
Tamlang 2,396 1,041.3441 9.32
Udtongan 2,303 967.4706 10.18
Washington 5,456 720.2289 5.12
TOTAL 92,035 19,276.3030

NSO 2007 CPH; City Comprehensive Land Use Plan; City Engineering Office

Ramgen Revilla and Janelle Manahan sex video scandal kalat na kalat sa youtube!

Posted in ABS-CBN, Actor, Celibrity Couple, Entertainment with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2012 by Eduard Orgel
Ramgen Revilla and Janelle Manahan

Ramgen Revilla and Janelle Manahan

Kalat na kalat ngayon sa youtube ang sex video scandal nila Ramgen Revilla at Janelle Manahan. napanood ko yung full video nilang dalawa at  nagkataon na gusto kung panuorin sa youtube kung pano pinatay si Ram sa loob ng kanilang bahay at nang pag search ko sa youtube may lumabas sa result na Ramgen Revilla and Janelle Manahan sex video scandal at agad kung pinanood, at totoong full video nga  at may ilang viewers palang, naiisip baka sa may-ari lang nang video na yon ang views dun at naiisip ko uli baka nakalimutan i-private ang video,  pinakita ko sa pinsan ko yung video at nagulat din siya, after few minutes ay naka private na yung video at hindi kuna mabuksan uli.

Panibagong  pagsubok  na  naman  ito  kay  Janelle  Manahan na  mag  isa niyang  haharapin,  hindi  pa  nga natatahimik    ang  issue  tungkol  sa  pagpatay kay  Ram at pag baril  sa  kanya ay lumabas na naman  itong  scandal nila.

ang  nakita kung motibo sa  pagpapakalat ng video scandal ay paninira at pinagkapirahan pa.  Sa mga  oras na  ito  ay sa tingin koy  alam  na  ni  Janelle at  ng kanyang pamilya  ang video scandal. Paano haharapin  ni  Janelle ang  pagsubok na  to  gayong patay  na si Ramgen.

ano kaya ang  magiging reaction sa  magkabilang  kampo tungkol  sa  video scandal  na  kumakalat sa web ngayon.

Hihintayin  nalang  natin  ang mga interview sa TV ng magkabilang kampo  tungkol sa  issue!

Advice  ko  kay Janelle: huwag kang bibitag,  be strong! Always pray!!

CDO Flood December 17, 2011 Aerial View of Cagayan de Oro City during the wrath of Typhoon Sendong.

Posted in Typhoon Sendong with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2011 by Eduard Orgel

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DO Flood December 17, 2011 Aerial View of Cagayan de Oro City during the wrath of Typhoon Sendong. Photo courtesy of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP)… Capt. Israel Ranario (pilot) and Mr. Emmanuel D. Abellanosa, Head, Mindanao Operati, a set on Flickr.

Bagyong Sendong

Posted in Typhoon Sendong with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2011 by Eduard Orgel
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Bagyong Sendong, a set on Flickr.

Damages Of Typhoon Sendong!!!!


Piolo asks public to respect his privacy

Posted in ABS-CBN, Actor, Actress, Anne Curtis, Best Actor, Best Actress, Celibrity Couple, Entertainment, Gay World, Showbiz News, Singer with tags , , , , , , , on December 17, 2011 by Eduard Orgel

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – Actor Piolo Pascual has asked the public to respect his privacy, saying his break-up with actress-television host KC Concepcion is a “very sensitive issue.”

Pascual arrived in Manila from Japan on Monday.

The actor refused to comment on Concepcion’s “tell-all” interview on “The Buzz” aired Sunday, where she confirmed the split.

“I don’t think I’ve anything else to say. KC has already said her piece. Hayaan na lang muna natin doon kasi it’s a very sensitive issue. Hindi naman biro ang pinagdaanan naming dalawa,” he told ABS-CBN News.

Pascual asked everyone to understand what he and Concepcion are going through.

“Ang hinihingi ko na lang ay pag-iintindi sa mga tao. Hindi madali ang proseso. Hindi rin madali yung maraming nakaabang, maraming naghihintay at maraming nakikialam. Ang sa akin, hayaan na lang muna kami, especially si Kristina. It’s not easy,” he pleaded.

Pascual also asked for understanding, saying other people are also being affected

On Sunday, Concepcion turned emotional as she finally admitted that she and Pascual have called it quits.

The actress, who chose not to disclose the real reason behind their separation, hinted that she is not the one that Pascual needs in his life.

Fans  and Viewers Comments

I am not a fan of Piolo or KC Concepcion

by LosAngelesViewer on Mon, 12/12/2011 – 08:52

I am not a fan of Piolo or KC, but I am a regular viewer of TFC. I was very disgusted by KC’s public video drama that I had to register for an ABS-CBN account to express my views. Let me put the bottomline up front: who cares if Piolo is gay?? So what?? He’s been in the business for so many years, and I’ve never heard of anything negative he did towards other people. He’s kind, down to earth, and sincerely humble. Now with KC. Did you really have to go on TV and cry over your breakup like you were wronged with gravely unacceptable acts towards a human being??? Hindi naman di ba? Mag-boyfriend lang kayo, hindi naman kayo mag-asawa. It’s normal for anyone who goes into a relationship to be broken-hearted by a breakup. Naturingan pa namang edukada ka, pero you are so needy of attention and sympathy from the public na gusto mo kaawaan ka, gusto mo ikaw ang api, that you had to cover your ground right away para sa yo mapunta ang awa ng tao. Tell me, who among the other celebrities na mag-bf pa lang who cried on TV to expose the drama of their breakup? Not Karylle, nor Anne Curtis, or Sarah, Kim-Chiu, Shaina, Mariel, Bianca, not even the likes of Pia Guanio, nor even Liz Uy. The only one who was palengkera and explosive in each of her relationships was Cristine Reyes. And then here you are… taking simple breakups to a new low in show business. See, people as highly educated as you can see right through you. Your video was VERY TACKY. It was a tactical attempt for you to win people’s sympathy dahil alam mong mahal ng tao si Piolo. You know that you do not have the masa’s hearts kasi marami ang naartehan sa yo. UBOD ka ng arte, I remember when bago pa lang kayo ni Piolo and you were both singing a song together, and para kang bulate turning left and right and waiting for Piolo to hold and put his arms around you while you sang. Problem is, hindi naman touchy feely si Piolo, nor any of the other leading men you worked with. Kasi, gentleman sila lahat. Whereas you’re the type who wants to be touched and hugged all the time on TV. Also, you talk SOOO much! SERIOUSLY, our household could not be more annoyed of how you cut in each and every time on the Buzz to say your piece. You just have to say something every freakin time! You’re a self-righteous miss-know-it-all who p***s off the sanity out of our minds!! I hope this comment will not be removed. I pay for TFC and I have the right to be heard. I am not attacking KC personally… I’m just saying the truth about how she saturates and annoys the viewers with her too aggressive ways. You are IN OUR FACE all the time. You are like the Kardashians in terms of media over-exposure and seriously, we do not need to hear any of you and your drama, especially ones that should be kept personal. I really am upset over your endless attempts to get attention towards you, and this breakup video broke the camel’s back for me. People should see this is EXACTLY the attention you wanted. I would actually be relieved if you followed your mom’s footsteps and transferred over to TV5 because we would appreciate to have a loong break from everything KC. Just had enough of it!!!

KC should talk to Carmina

by bongvr on Thu, 12/01/2011 – 04:12

If you look back and try to recall, few years back- when people were asking Carmina Villaroel what was the problem (with her and Rustom), her responses were almost exactly like KC’s today; “Its hard to talk”..”Mahirap makasakit”, “Sa amin na lang”…remember?
history unfortunately repeating itself? Poor KC (or on the hindsight – – lucky her!)

On the otherhand, I cant wrap my head around the fact that Sharon has been in the business for many years, and she has no idea (or close people around her) the real score with Piolo? At least half of the country knows about it .Oh oh oh, mga gay protectors, bago kayo umalma –This is not a gay issue, and anyhing wrong with his sexual preference- the ONLY issue here is the poor girls heart, this a plain and simple case of Betrayal, Lies and Self-preservation.

PIOLO – Take Advantage of this Opportunity NOW

by bzamora on Wed, 11/30/2011 – 04:04

PIOLO – Take advantage of this opportunity right now.
Take the risk of coming out! Tell the whole world about your sexuality!
Life is a risk but that’s why we are here on earth to learn about ourselves
and experience the truth.

By coming out you will:

1. Be the Hero of all closeted gays not only in the Philippines but the whole world.
Forget Tom Cruise and John Travolta – they only care about their religion – Scientology.
More closeted gays will come out because of you and they will all be respected because
you are a very respectable human being.

2. Show the world that not all gays are swiss cheese, mamon or sirena ng dalampasigan.
We are also masculine, respectable, proud, dignified, professionals and have the need
to love just like everyone. We want respect and not laughing stock or butt jokes of
the media, friends and even families.

3. Stop bullying gays among teenagers in private and public schools. This will take time
but you will be the pioneer and your name will be in the books of local schools as being
respectable – like Rosa Park of the Civil Rights movement in the 60’s when she
sat in the front seat of the public bus when only whites are allowed to do that.

4. Have the understanding and respect of Sharon Cuneta’s family. They are only waiting
for you to do that (OPEN UP). KC will get over it soon. You’ve already used her. Don’t
it again to other girls, OK?

5. Branch out in your career as the First Actor and Celebrity who embraced the true
meaning of Sexuality. Forget ABS-CBN’s Manahan. They only care about money and business.
You should care about other gays and yourself. Isn’t that what Christianity is all about, anyway. right?
You will not only be a different actor but will have speaking engagement all over the world
for speaking out against Gay Discrimination in the Philippine society.

6. Stand out as a Role Model for everybody, the way Jesus Christ meant us all to be.
Jesus loved everybody even the prostitutes. I’m sure He loves closeted gays if he was alive
today. He was non-judgemental.

Things are changing by the minute. Gays are now accepted in the Military with open arms especially
in the USA. Soon it will be implemented in the Philippines. Gay marriage is now legal in several States.

Being gay is not a choice in life. We were born this way. I’m sure if you had a choice when you were
born, you would have chosen to be straight so it would be a lot easier to live through life. But God made
you gay because He wants you to make A DIFFERENCE. YOU ARE DIFFERENT. YOU ARE A ROLE MODEL. YOU ARE
HANDSOME, RESPECTABLE and in the “Limelite/Highlite” of your career. Take advantage of it.



by noti_boi on Mon, 11/28/2011 – 23:08

magpaka-totoo ka kasi..

can’t hide behind muscles, looks and the abs, man..

magpaka lalake ka..

You’re right Piolo

by sanjoro on Mon, 11/28/2011 – 23:00

You’re right Piolo you have nothing more to say because the deeply hurt KC revealed all plus more and you’re the culprit! The revelations are so shocking and damning, they could ruin your credibility and career.

You need all the help you can get from your friends–Mr. Manahan, ABS-CBN, etc. Good luck.


Piolo asks public to respect his privacy

by ramsell15 on Mon, 11/28/2011 – 20:57

Piolo, anong privacy pa ang hinihingi mo? Wala ka ng mahihingi pa na privacy sa publiko kasi alam na ng lahat na bakla ka. Huwag ka ng mag tago pa. Lumantad ka nalang para sa ikakabuti mo.

silahis/bading/mga ayaw bumigay

by greenmango on Mon, 11/28/2011 – 19:33

mga maiingat na celebrities about their kabadingan (erik santos,jed madela,lucky manzano,piolo pasqual atbl…) lahat nsa eybies-sibien mas populated ng bading sa network nila at funny thing is mukhang alam nman ng network pero prinoprotektahan nila image, naiintindihan ko rin nman ang mga closet gays kasi sa pinas kinukutya at ginagawang katatawanan mga bading,and when ur bading they expect u to be like vice ganda or bibing gandanghari para lang matanggal,kya mahirap sa isang straight acting gayguus ang magladlad…di masama maging bading ang masama adik at masama rin ang manggamit ng tao para ikubli sekswalidad mo.

maingat si bading

by greenmango on Mon, 11/28/2011 – 19:26

nag-iingat sya mabuking maging topic at sya tlga ang trending topic ngaun at laman ng balita kasi makakasira sa kanyang career halos lahat nagsasabi na bading at madaming patunay,kawawa nman si kc ginamit lng sya for cover up,sobrang lambot nya off cam at kpag on cam nman nagpapakalalake gaya ng ginagawa noon ni rustom..panoorin nyo sa youtube yung piolos reaction controversial bading na bding reaction habang nanonood ng laban ni pacqiuao,he has to go to western countries para lang mkpagladlad…i-out mo na yan piolo masama manakit ng damdamin o stay single na lang kesa nakakasakit alam nman halos ng buong bansa na baklush ka kahit mga kabaro mo na nagsasabi amoy na amoy ka nila at sense na sense nila aura mong baddinggerzi..di nman masama maging bading pero masama ang manakit at manggamit ng tao para lang ikubli pagkatao mo…ask nyo c juday and tito alfie if bading si piolo…di kasi sya pwedeng bumigay pa look at rustom hindi nagblossom ang career dahil bumigay…kpag nka off ang cam malambot sya pag nka on ang cam kunyari lalaking lalaki kya nga actor eh…pilit pati pagsasalita nya pigil at maingat.

Poor Piolo!

by sanjoro on Mon, 11/28/2011 – 18:42

You’re asking for a second chance but you were given countless of chances by KC, actually eight {8} chances according to KC and nothing happened!

Back off from KC. Get real and stick to your boyfriends and be happy! Kuha mo?


2nd chance….

by noti_boi on Mon, 11/28/2011 – 23:15

2nd chance . . . magpa-opera pero di kaya. . . try mo kaya sa Bangkok, chong.. magaling cla mang retoke ng ari dun..


Admit it…

by Anti Arroyo on Mon, 11/28/2011 – 17:29

Classmate ng mga pinsan ko iyan si Piolo Pascual sa St. Francis School sa Sta. Ana, Manila. Sila mismo ang nagsabi na bakla iyan. Hindi pa masyado sikat iyan, sa unang movie pa lang niya sabi ng pinsan ko na siya ang niloloko namin noong araw sa Plaza Hugo na bakla. Actually, taga Mandaluyong si Piolo at meron kapatid na tomboy na nag aral sa San Felipe Neri.

Ang reason daw kaya di pa siya umamamin eh pinipigilan daw ni Johnny Manahan na magladlad…pero gusto na raw niya aminin. Iyan pala ang dahilan kaya siya madalas mag vacation outside the country para makapagladlad.

OK lang kung bading siya as long as maayos siya makitungo sa tao at hindi nangyuyrak ninuman.


by noti_boi on Mon, 11/28/2011 – 23:12

Dear KC,

mas masarap kasi ang Suman kesa Bibingka..


Be a man…

by rossana671 on Mon, 11/28/2011 – 17:06

If you’re claiming you’re a Christian…well, act like one. You can lie to anyone, but you cannot lie to yourself… especially to our ONE TRUE LIVING GOD… Being saved is a new creation in The Lord.. are you one of them?

For what?

by akosibaduy on Mon, 11/28/2011 – 15:48

Apologize to the public for what?Na hangang ngayon tinatago mo sa publiko at mga tangahanga mo na isa kang bading? hehehe


by SoCal on Mon, 11/28/2011 – 15:28

To Piolo…whether or not you decide to come out of the closet anytime soon, you should have NEVER put KC in this position knowing your TRUTH. And, if you’re smart, you probably should NEVER put another female in this position again.

If you decide to stay in the public eye, please stay single until your ready to be in an honest relationship. I completely empathize with you Piolo. I know how it feels as I was in your position not too long ago. I was married with children. Everyone has to go through their own journey of coming out. I get it. There will be hills and valleys brother. It’s hard, I know. But until you’re ready to be honest with yourself, you will never feel complete. The sooner you come to terms with your sexuality, the sooner you will actually feel a sense of wholeness.

Try to use this opportunity KC has given to you be honest with yourself. You will be surprised how much support and love you will be blessed with. It is the most liberating feeling to finally be free of all the worry that is constantly burdening you.

Unfortunately, from reading comments just on this blog alone and as an outsider looking in, it appears that gay people are looked upon as second class citizens in the Philippines and are fodder and used as punchlines for a majority of the people there.

Just know that things have changed and are changing more and more everyday as evidenced by more and more A-Listers of the world coming out as gay. You are not alone my friend.

BUT, with ONE sentence coming out of your mouth, you alone can change the way people perceive gays in the Philippines. With all the strides being made in the world, you alone can be the one to stop the prejudice and BS that gays have long endured in the Philippines.

For KC, time heals all wounds and you will one day find the true love you’re searching for. No doubt. Good Luck to the both of you. I wish you both peace of mind and love in the future. xo

AMEN To your comment, SoCal!!!

by bzamora on Wed, 11/30/2011 – 01:30

AMEN ako sa sinabi mo – SoCal. Well Said!!


Ito pa controversial photos ni Piolo na naglalabasan at pinag-uusapan sa social network after the break up nila ni KC Conception, for me as a blogger binusisi ko yung dalawang litrato kung ano ang pinagkaka-iba. Kung titingnan ninyong mabuti ang dalawa halos pareho lang lahat, yung naka sulat lang sa papel yung na iba. kaya ang masasabi ko ay edited at paninira lamang kay Piolo ang controversial photos nato.


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ER Ejercito on alleged whooping P100-M “El Presidente” budget: “Kulang pa nga ‘yan, e!”

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Marami ang nagulat (na may kasamang pagtataas ng kilay) sa announcement ng aktor at Laguna Governor na si Jeorge E.R. Ejercito Estregan na ang production cost ng pet film project niyang Emilio Aguinaldo (the first president of the Philippine Republic) biopic na pinamamagatang “El Presidente” ay aabot ng P100-million.  Sobrang taas daw kasi at hindi na pang-“indie film” na matatawag!

Kino-correct ni ER ang mga maling impresyon.  Ang P100-million daw na sinabi niya ay para sa dalawang pelikulang parehong period movie:  “El Presidente” at “Asiong Salonga”.

Ipinasalang muna ni Governor Ejercito ang DVD ng film teaser sa wide-screen TV set ng Governor’s Office sa Laguna Provincial Capitol sa Sta. Cruz, Laguna, bago siya nagsalita.  Teaser pa lang ay very impressive na kaagad ang napanood namin.  Mukhang expensive talaga ang kabuuan ng pelikula!

“Actually, kulang pa nga ‘yan, e!”, reaksyon ni ER.  “Period movie ito, alam naman nating magastos talaga ang period o historical movie in terms of production design.  Plus the fact na ang kukunin kong leading lady dito sa Aguinaldo biopic ay no less than Batangasgovernor Vilma Santos-Recto!  Idagdag pa dito ang iba pang big-name stars na ika-cast namin ni Direk Tikoy (Aguiluz) sa mga vital roles ng pelikula.”

Todate, the only highly-budgeted local film na alam namin ay ang “EMIR” na ginawa ni Chito Rono at produced ng Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) using the funds from the President’s (Gloria Macapagal Arroyo) Social Fund na nagkahalaga ng P70-million.

“Mas mataas pa diyan ang ‘Jose Rizal’ ni Marilou Diaz-Abaya na umabot ng P80-million”, sabi ng-actor-public servant.

Malaki na rin daw ang nagastos ni ER sa research work ng “El Presidente” bago nila inumpisahan ang script some ten years ago.  Kasama niya sa research at scriptwriting sina Jose Victor Torres (ng National Historical Institute at Intramuros Administration) at Jose Mari Avellana (mahusay na stage-film-TV actor-writer na anak ng National Artist for Film na si Lamberto Avellana).  Just recently ay isinama na nila sa scriptwriting team ang award-winning writer na si Roy Iglesias.

On Vilma Santos as leading lady, sabi ni ER na bagay kay Ate Vi ang role bilang Maria Agoncillo (the second wife of Aguinaldo). “Hindi malayo sa edad niya kasi 50 years old more or less si Agoncillo!”

Kinumpirma ni Gob ER na tutulong sa pagkuha ng funding for “El Presidente” sina dating Prime Minister Cesar Virata (na pamangkin sa tuhod ni Aguinaldo) at ilan sa mga living direct descendants ni Aguinaldo.  Nag-pledge na rin daw ng support of any kind ang mga government agencies like National Historical Institute (NHI), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP), Katipunan ng mga Artista ng Pelikulang Pilipino at Telebisyon (KAPPT).  At dahil wholesome at pang-General Patronage ang pelikula, tiyak nang maipalalabas ito sa mga sinehang pagmamay-ari ng SM, Robinsons at Ayala Theaters.

Makakakuha din tiyak ang “El Presidente” ng endorsement from the Department of Education para panoorin ito ng mga estudyante, lalo na ang mga kumukuha ng subjects on Philippine History.

Tinatantiyang isang Filipino historical movie of epic proportions ang “El Presidente” na magiging kasinlaki ng “GANDHI”, “BRAVEHEART”, “TROY”, at “THE LAST SAMURAI”.


Samantala, ang pelikulang “Asiong Salonga” ay isa sa mga early movies na pinagbidahan ng dating Presidente ng Pilipinas na si Joseph “Erap” Ejercito Estrada (uncle ni Governor ER, being the brother of his father).  Ginawa ito noong 1961.  Nagkaroon ito ng remake noong 1978 with Rudy Fernandez as title-roler.

After 32 years ay magkakaroon ng isa pang remake ang “Asiong Salonga” at bibigyang-buhay ni ER ang hoodlum na tinaguriang Robinhood ng Tondo noong 1950.

Si Tikoy Aguiluz pa rin ang mamamahala ng “Asiong Salonga”.  Wala pang casting ang pelikula pero tiyak nang mga popular and big-name stars pa rin ang kasali dito.

Heto ang character sketch ni “Asiong Salonga”.  “He robbed the rich to give to the poor.  He lived and died by the gun.  He lived fast and died young.  He was the youngest and toughest criminal  considered as Number One Public Enemy!”