STOP Those Speculations

Posted by Charles Kayne | 2/27/2012 | | 0 comments »
Please stop those speculations that our (the Iglesia ni Cristo's) religious gathering tomorrow is a show of force to support the impeached Chief Justice Renato C. Corona.  As what the Malacanang Palace also stated, this is a religious gathering - Grand Evangelical Mission. It's a large gathering to share our beliefs and biblical doctrines to Filipinos. 

And we quote, "Deputy Presidential Spokeswoman Abigail Valte said Sunday the Palace views the gathering of the Iglesia followers as a regular religious exercise.
''For us, it's really entirely a religious celebration and from what we understand, the activity on February 28 is part of their upcoming anniversary,'' Valte said in a radio interview.
''It is normal for them to have large gatherings. I am sure they have already coordinated with the local government unit in this case, the City of Manila for their security and peace and order arrangements,'' she said.
That statement already came from the Palace themselves so there's no reason to think of those non-sense things. We honor our Almighty God in this gathering, so please don't point out to things related to politics.
I can't help but to post this, as I've been reading several articles online about it. I even replied to some comments. So just join us tomorrow in that religious gathering.


"It's more fun in the Philippines" - it's the new slogan of the Philippines' Department of Tourism.  The slogan is intended to boost the number of foreign visitors in the country.  Way before it was officially launched, the slogan already had leaked to social networking sites.  This was considered as a free publicity by Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr.
The leakage led to debates regarding if the slogan is catchy or a copycat.  Others said it was fine & emphasized more on the Filipino people.  Wherein when foreigners visit the Philippines, they would see that it's more fun to be with a Filipino rather than be with any other raise in the world.  Critics said, it was a copycat from several slogans of other countries.  The most noted was Switzerland's slogan "It's more fun in Switzerland" back in the 40's or 50's.

Seriously, if it's really a copycat or not, the important thing is it really shows the feeling of being here in the Philippines.  It focuses more on "the people" - "the Filipino people".  To whom the word "fun" refers to.
In all aspects of life, there will always be critics.  They're criticizing you because you're noticeable.  Same goes with the DOT's new slogan "It's more fun in the Philippines".

Unlike the previous DOT slogan "Pilipinas Kay Ganda" which received numerous criticism that it's an exact copy of Poland's tourism campaign, I think this new one will help in achieving the Philippines' goal in attracting 10 million tourists by 2016.

It really made an impact to the online world when it was officially launched last week.  It trended worldwide when it was launched in Twitter.

A DOT spokesperson stated that the DOT funded PhP500 million for the marketing and promotion of the "It's more fun in the Philippines" slogan this year.  The amount will be allotted for travel fairs, road shows, print production, audio-visual materials, development of the website (  It will also include traditional media including TV, brochures and maps.

At the moment, DOT is focusing in spreading the word through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.  Eventually, the 25 million or so Filipino Facebook users will hold a big role in advertising the said slogan.

So what's fun in the Philippines? - it's the PEOPLE.

A Live Wow Mali

Posted by Charles Kayne | 12/18/2011 | | 0 comments »
Be careful on what you say on national television.  But with this one, the scene gets happier & wackier.

Jose Manalo impersonated Willie Revillame on yesterday's Juan for All, All for Juan of Eat Bulaga.  The impersonation started when the winner mistakenly thanked Willie instead of Wally as pertaining to Willie Revillame.

Willie Revillame on the other hand has an answer about what happened in Eat Bulaga.

Is the second video scripted or what?

Contrary to rumors that they snubbed their concert commitment in the U.S., Jia Lo of Viva Artists Agency (VAA) said they decided to pull-out their talents Anne Curtis, Cristine Reyes & Mark Bautista in a series of shows called "Handog Pasasalamat (A Thanksgiving Unity Concert)," which will be held in Los Angeles & San Francisco on November 18 & 19 "due to the failure of the show's producers to comply with many crucial contractual obligations."

Viva Artists Agency (VAA) official statement:

VIVA Artists Agency deeply regrets to announce that it has decided to pull out its stars Anne Curtis, Cristine Reyes & Mark Bautista from a series of shows billed as 'Handog Pasasalamat (A Thanksgiving Unity Concert)' scheduled to be mounted in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, USA on November 18 & 19, 2011.

“The decision was made due to the failure of the show’s producers to comply with many crucial contractual obligations.  Said failure compromises the security & welfare of the artists & their entourage, which is of paramount importance to VAA.  VAA has a long history of successful shows in the US that proceeded without encountering any unfortunate incidents, such as this one.  It sincerely apologizes to the fans who have been looking forward to seeing Anne, Cristine & Mark live on the aforementioned shows.  Anne’s fans can expect to see her next year when she holds her solo concert tour.”


Dawn Zulueta & Richard Gomez Reunited

Posted by Charles Kayne | 11/28/2011 | | 0 comments »

Dawn Zulueta and Richard Gomez have been one of the hottest love teams in the 90s. Since being paired in the award-winning movie “Hihintayin Kita sa Langit” by Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, Dawn and Richard’s onscreen team up has developed into real life romance that lasted for a while.

Although they are happily married now with their own partners who are both lawmakers, by the way, Dawn and Richard managed to stay friends.

Next year, Dawn Zulueta and Richard Gomez are set to be reunited on ABS-CBN’s upcoming soap titled “Walang Hanggan.” This marks Richard Gomez’ comeback to the ABS-CBN network.

Also starring in “Walang Hanggan” are Coco Martin, Julia Montes, Paulo Avelino, Melissa Ricks, Susan Roces, Eddie Gutierrez, Helen Gamboa, Joem Bascon, Rita Avila and Eddie Gutierrez.

Joey De Leon on KrisTV

Posted by Charles Kayne | 11/28/2011 | | 0 comments »

Having Joey de Leon as guest in her daily talk show “Kris TV” is a “momentous event” for Kris Aquino.  So she surprised him with a VTR greeting from President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III himself.

“Pareng Joey de Leon, maraming salamat sa iyong pagtitiwala at pakikiisa sa ating tuwid na daan mula pa noong kampanya hanggang sa kasalukuyan. Talaga namang nakakabilib ang iyong tagumpay sa loob ng mahigit tatlong dekada mula sa iyong mga programang nagbibigay aliw sa ating mga kababayan hanggang sa iyong adhikain para tulungan ang mga nangangailangan,” PNoy said.

The President also thanked Joey for his contribution to Agap Silid Pangarap at Grace Park Elementary School in Caloocan City, where he supported the Aklat Gabay Aruga Tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa (AGAPP Foundation), led by PNoy’s sister Pinky Abellada.

Joey thanked PNoy and gave Kris a copy of  “Eat Bulaga’s” coffee table book "Ang Unang Tatlong Dekada,” which chronicles the 30 years the noontime show has been on air.

Kris told Joey that she wants to thank him for helping her family and the government as well.

"First time nag-VTR dito, never niya akong ginreet eh. Nag-anniversary ako ng 15 years eh, wala, pero para sa iyo (meron). I told him na 'Noy, we never got the chance to thank him for the campaign until now,'" Kris said.

Before “Eat Bulaga” transferred to ABS-CBN in 1989 from RPN 9, Joey was as an ABS-CBN disc jockey in 1968. He also did several ABS-CBN programs like “The Sharon Cuneta Show.”


2011 Most Used Passwords

Posted by Charles Kayne | 11/26/2011 | | 0 comments »
These days there are so many sites & accounts you need to log into that it is hard to think of new, unique passwords.  When it comes down to creating a new password people either use the same password over & over again or create easy to remember passwords (or both).

By using simple numerical passwords or short common words as your password, you’re making it easy for computers or cybercriminals to break into your accounts.

Here are the Top 25 most commonly used passwords of 2011:

  • password
  • 123456
  • 12345678
  • qwerty
  • abc123
  • monkey
  • 1234567
  • letmein
  • trustno1
  • dragon
  • baseball
  • 111111
  • iloveyou
  • master
  • sunshine
  • ashley
  • bailey
  • passw0rd
  • shadow
  • 123123
  • 654321
  • superman
  • qazwsx
  • michael
  • football
  •

    CGMA Mug Shot

    Posted by Charles Kayne | 11/25/2011 | , | 0 comments »

    The Philippine National Police (PNP) is questioning the authenticity of the mug shots that made its way to various blogs & social networking sites.

    In fact, the Philippine Daily Inquirer published the controversial mug shot of the former President both in its online & print versions.  However, they noted that it did not come from the Pasay City Regional Trial Court but was sent by someone who requested anonymity.

    Chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome said there were discrepancies with the caption of the official mug shots and the published versions.

    DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo released a statement saying that the published Arroyo mug shots on newspaper & on the internet are fake.

    They might have been "photoshopped".