Now, it's official.
ABS-CBN Foundation's "10.10.10 Run for Pasig River" held on October 10 last year now holds the Guinness world record for the most participants in a racing event.
The Pasig River race, which drew 116,086 runners, eclipsed the previous record of 110,000 participants in the "Bay to Breakers" run in San Francisco, California in 1988.
ABS-CBN Foundation managing director Gina Lopez presented on Friday, January 28, the certificate issued by the Guinness Book of World Records confirming the feat.
In line with the race's triumph, the foundation's Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig launched this year's staging of the eco-footrace. It aims to surpass the number of participants in its quest to "raise consciousness for the rehabilitation of the Pasig River and its tributaries."
"There is nothing that can stand in the way of a people united for a global cause. What we want to do this time is we want to make it more fun. We would like the run every year to be a celebration of joy and
Now, it's official.Read More »from Pasig River run claims Guinness world record
- Glenda Villena | omg! Philippines News Blog – Tue, Feb 22, 2011 2:29 PM PHT
After confirming that Shaina Magdayao indeed called her one early morning, Ruffa Gutierrez has chosen not to further comment on the incident.Read More »from Ruffa mum on Shaina call, reveals all is well with Kris
Last week, reports circulated that Ruffa received a 2:00 A.M. call from Shaina to discuss the latter's boyfriend, John Lloyd Cruz. Ruffa had been romantically linked to the Kapamilya actor two years ago after they worked together in the ABS-CBN primetime series "I Love Betty La Fea."
ABS-CBN talent arm Star Magic, which manages the show biz careers of Shaina and John Lloyd, confirmed that the conversation between the two actresses did occur.
"Yes it's true. Both ladies had a very private and cordial talk," Star Magic said in a statement.
Ruffa said it has been agreed upon that both parties will no longer comment on the issue.
"Yes that's true...I would like to take the high road and not talk about it, at isipin na lang ng mga tao kung anong gusto nila isipin basta ang importante para sa akin, I'm happy and walang problema sa akin," Ruffa said in an
After months of discord over a personal issue, Toni Gonzaga and Mariel Rodriguez finally patched up their differences during a meeting for an upcoming noontime show.Read More »from Toni, Mariel friends again after four-hour talk
Toni and Mariel signed up for the still unnamed ABS-CBN noontime show, which will also feature former "Magandang Tanghali Bayan" hosts Randy Santiago and John Estrada.
The two met for four hours last Saturday in a briefing called by Linggit Tan, ABS-CBN Senior Vice President for TV Entertainment.
In an interview on ABS-CBN's "The Buzz" on Sunday, January 30, Toni described her first meeting with Mariel since their rift last year.
"Actually I came from Pampanga I had a pictorial tapos iniisip ko na kung itetext ko siya, kung anong sasabihin ko. Kasi after six or seven months after everything that we've been through, kahapon (Saturday) ng gabi lang kami nagkita," Toni said. "I started asking questions and then she started answering questions and then she also started asking me questions. Hindi pa nga namin natatapos yung pagkain
Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. has officially chosen the final 40 contestants who will compete in the 2011 Grand Coronation night in April.Read More »from 40 finalists named for 2011 Binibining Pilipinas
These 40 candidates will vie for the titles of Binibining Pilipinas Universe and International.
BPCI chairperson Stella Marquez Araneta, directors Pitoy Moreno and Conchitina Sevilla Bernardo along with the current and former Bb. Pilipinas title holders converged at the Gateway Suites, Araneta Center, Quezon City on Saturday, January 29, to officially choose the candidates who made the final cut.
A total of 108 contestants participated in the Saturday screening.
The screening and selection process is usually done closed doors in previous years, but this year, BPCI decided to allow the media to witness the event.
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo! Southeast Asia, Araneta said this year's beauty pageant will not be different from previous competitions because of certain limitations but nevertheless, the 2011 Binibining Pilipinas Grand Coronation
From selling 'siomai' in the rural town of Rosario, Batangas, Jovit Baldivino is now a certified chart-topping music artist.Read More »from Jovit Baldivino: Let's respect foreign artists
After winning the first-ever "Pilipinas Got Talent" on ABS-CBN last year, Jovit has come a long way. His albums "Faithfully" and "I'd Do Anything for Love" have been consistently topping record sales in all music outlets. His first major concert at the Aliw Theater last November 13 was so successful that this coming February, Jovit will have a repeat performance in Waterfront Hotel, Cebu and another gig at the Music Museum.
"Ang hirap nga pong i-describe kasi nga po ang bilis po ng pangyayari hindi ko rin naman po inasahan na magkakaganito po ako. Tapos hindi ko rin po inasahan na magugusuthan din po ako ng maraming Pilipino, mga kababayan po natin na sumpoporta sa akin. Malaki ang pasasalamat ko sa kanila kasi alam ko po na nagtiwala po sila sa akin," Jovit told Yahoo Southeast Asia in a press conference held on Friday, January 28.
Aside from achieving success for
- Chuck Smith | omg! Philippines News Blog – Tue, Feb 22, 2011 12:56 PM PHTRead More »from TV5 on Aga transfer: It's too early to talk about itThere have been several reports last week saying that Aga Muhlach is set to transfer to TV5.
According to an article published in the Philippine Entertainment Portal last week, Aga already signed an exclusive contract with the Kapatid network. He will reportedly receive the "biggest talent fee in showbiz industry." The contract is said to be effective January 15, 2011.
However, Perci Intalan, TV5 Head of Creative and Entertainment Production, said it's too early to talk about the alleged transfer.
"Masyado pang maaga para pagusapan ang mga ganyan," Intalan told Yahoo! Southeast Asia and other members of the press in an interview during the regional launch of TV5 in Dagupan, Pangasinan last Saturday.
Intalan added, "Basta kami, kung may ia-announce nga kami, gusto namin in a big way. Kasi 'pag i-announce namin na unti-unti, nawawalan ng impact, kung may ia-announce kaming malaki."
In a separate interview, TV5 President and CEO Ray Espinosa said: "Hindi kasi
Award winning actor-director Eric Quizon has debunked misconceptions on the health of his father, Comedy King Dolphy.Read More »from Eric Quizon: 'My dad is okay'
During his one on one interview with Yahoo Southeast Asia at the grand press launch of TV5's Babaeng Hampaslupa recently, Eric said his dad is healthy despite his pulmonary condition.
"My dad is okay. That's always what I tell everyone 'cause there's always a misconception. Yes he's not getting any younger,” Eric said.
“Yes, he has a condition, which is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It's a progressive disease, there's no cure and sakit ito ng mga nagkakaroon na ng edad. And ang concern lang namin talaga right now he's okay, his heart is okay, all his vitals are okay, it's just that 'yun na nga meron siyang COPD kaya ang concern lang namin talaga is 'wag siyang magkakasakit para di na lalong lumala yung condition niya but otherwise he's okay,” Eric noted.
Eric added that their family is very much happy that Dolphy remains strong and in high spirits despite
Bing Loyzaga paused for a moment to digest the question but blurted with conviction.Read More »from Bing on Janno: We try to be good parents
“I’m so proud of them.”
Bing had only heaped praises for her children, Alyssa and Gabby, who she said are more than just being her kids.
“They don’t just treat me as their mom, they treat me as their barkada,” she said. Apart from the respect she earned from her children, Bing achieved a stature in their lives that a few parents could reach—being their “close friend” as well. Bing said she and her children do everything together including yoga.
But what about Janno Gibbs? Have they remained friends despite the painful phase in their relationship?
“He’s good, he’s doing okay. We’re friends,” she said.
But despite this, both of them remained harmonious and supportive in one thing, being the best parents anyone could ever have.
Despite their estrangement, both have been in unison, especially in matters concerning their children. When a crazed fan made grave threats to the singer-comedian-TV host three years
When KC Concepcion left for Uganda to fulfill her first field mission outside the country as the Philippines’ National Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme, not many understood the danger she had to face. KC had left her comfort zone and risked her life to pursue her advocacy.Read More »from KC completes dangerous mission to Uganda
As part of her mission, KC visited the remote Ugandan areas of Kapchorwa, Karimojong, and Karamoja.
"I realized it's the same anyway when I go to Central Mindanao. It's just that this time around, it was for a week. Usually in Mindanao, in Central Mindanao, we fly for a few hours and then fly back," KC explained. "While we were having dinner, there were a few gun shots because somebody tried to steal some livestock, which is 'yong livelihood talaga nila... It wasn't until the days went by that you actually realized that there's a risk," recounted KC.
The danger of visiting Northern Uganda, which has just recently regained peace after two decades of conflict, was indeed very imminent.
For multi-awarded actor Jay Manalo, "Babaeng Hampaslupa" lead actress Alex Gonzaga has much to prove before earning the title of TV5's "dramatic princess."Read More »from Jay Manalo: Alex Gonzaga still has much to prove
During the grand press launch of the Kapatid network's upcoming drama series, "Babaeng Hampaslupa," Jay told entertainment reporters that although Alex has still much to prove in her craft, he believes that the young actress has what it takes to claim the coveted title.
"Kailangan may papatunayan muna di ba? Ako sa tingin ko naman kaya niya dahil nakita ko yung trailer, maganda, kaya niya patunayan. Siyempre, di naman ako plastic para sabihin ko siya na kaagad ang prinsesa (ng drama). Ako diretso lang po ako magsalita. Palagay ko, tingin ko kaya niya. Wag niyo po masamain ang sinabi ko," Jay clarified.
The actor's brutally frank nature had been an intermittent cause of misunderstanding between him and some entertainment reporters. Jay expressed that his trust in the industry somehow diminished because of this.
"Ang sa akin naman, dito