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WEIGHT, RETIRES
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PINOY STUDES
WIN INT’L SCIENCE
AND ENG’G AWARDS
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COCA-COLA
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FLORES DE MAYO ANGEL, AGA EXCITED
Philippine beauties and celebrities from GMA7 Artists Centre parade with the creations of top fashion designers
during the Flores de Mayo at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. (L-R) Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2009 Pamela Bianca Manalo
in a gown designed by Roland Lirio won Reina delas Flores and Creamsilk Kabigha-bighaning Binibini Award;
SA ‘UNUSUAL’ NA
Karen Quebrado in a gown by Rholand Rojas won Rosa Mystica; Mary Ann Umali in a gown by Pepsi Herrera won LOVE STORY
La Fleur de Manila; and Loraine Vargas in a Johnny Abad creation won the Pond's Gandang Pilipina Award. PAGE 4
2 Friday, May 21, 2010

Warrant of Arrest para sa apat na “hulidaper” STREETSMART


ISANG warrant of arrest ang ang apat na nabanggit na pu- Ni Jonathan Vicente
ipinalabas noong Martes, May lis ay talamak na hulidaper at
18, 2010, ang Taguig RTC
Branch 266 para sa mga pulis
na sina SPO2 Crescencio SHOOTER
patung-patong na ang mga
nakasampang kaso laban sa
kanila. Pero ang pinakamatindi
RP economy grows
Manuel, PO3 Arnul Salvacion, raffytulfo@pldtdsl.net sa grupo ay sina Belicario at “The services and manufacturing
PO2 Rosarosa Roberto Macul Ni Raffy Tulfo Salvacion dahil bukod sa mga
at PO1 Ponciano Belicario dahil kasong robbery extortion sectors were the main driver of the
sa kasong Robbery Extortion. lamang nila siya pinakawalan. mayroong din silang mga economy in the first quarter”
Si Manuel, Salvacion at Mapalad si Benson dahil kasong murder.
mayroong mapapakinabangan THE Philippine economic growth may have expanded at
Belicario ay pawang mga Ang piyansa na nakasaad sa
sa kanya ng siya’y hulidapin a modest pace in the first quarter of the year on strong ser-
nakadestino sa Regional Sup- warrant of arrest para kina SPO2 vices and manufacturing sectors, this is according to acting
port Group sa NCRPO sa Camp kaya hindi siya tinuluyang Manuel, PO3 Salvacion, PO2
sampahan ng gawa-gawang Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Augusto B. Santos.
Bagong Diwa, Taguig. Macul at PO1 Belicario ay P100 Santos said the economy, as measured by gross domestic
Samantalang si Macul naman kaso sa piskalya. Maging ang thousand bawat isa. Sa sobrang
isa pang lalaki na napag- product (GDP), was projected to grow between 2.9 percent
ay nakabase sa headquarters ng taas ng halaga ng bail bond para and 3.9 percent in the first quarter of the year.
Southern Police District (SPD). tripang hulihin ng grupo sa apat na aabot sa halos This was higher than the 0.4 percent GDP growth in the
Lumabas ang arrest warrant kasabay ni Benson ay kalahating milyon – P400 thou- first quarter of last year and 1.8 percent in the last quarter of
para sa nabanggit na apat na napakawalan din matapos sand — dapat ma-alarma ang 2009.
pulis matapos silang makapagbigay ng pera at mga mamayan at mag-ingat. An indicator of economic performance, GDP measures the
sampahan ng kaso ni Raffy cellphone. Dahil kung nagkataon, amount of goods and services produced in a country in a
Benson. Si Benson ay una ng Pero malas ng dalawa pang marami-rami ring kailangang given period.
lumapit sa WANTED SA mga lalaki na kasama pa rin hulidapin ang grupong ito bago “The services and manufacturing sectors were the main
RADYO noong taong 2008. sa mga naround-up ng nasabing sila makapag-produce ng driver of the economy in the first quarter,” Santos said, who
Noong June 1, 2008 ng gabi mga pulis ng gabing iyon. Nang ganitong kalaking halaga na also the director general of the National Economic and De-
inaresto ng grupo si Benson malaman nilang walang panggagalingan ng kanilang velopment Authority (NEDA), said.
habang ito ay nakikipag- mapapakinabangan sa dalawa, pang-piyansa. He said that the agriculture sector contracted between 3
kuwentuhan sa loob ng bakuran kinulong nila ang mga ito ng Sa mga oras na isinusulat percent to 3.2 percent, while the industry grew by 3.8 percent
ng kanyang kaibigan sa Pasay mahigit 48 oras bago iniharap ang artikulong ito inatasan na to 5.1 percent.
Tramo. Walang maibigay na sa piskalya. Lupaypay at ha- ni NCRPO chief General Roberto The services sector, on the other hand, expanded between
los hindi na makalakad sa 4.7 percent and 5.6 percent.
dahilan ang mga pulis kay Rosales si Col. Rommel
sobrang panghihina ang Santos said the election-related spending boosted the ser-
Benson kung bakit nila siya Miranda, spokesperson, para vices sector in the first quarter.
inaaresto. Dinala nila si Benson dalawang biktima ng dalhin nila pagreportin sa kanyang The NEDA chief had said that initial simulations showed
sa SPD jail cell at doon sinimot ang mga ito sa piskalya dahil tanggapan ang apat upang sila that the just-concluded elections may add 0.3- percentage
ang kanyang pera at mga hindi nila sila pinatikim ng kahit ay mai-turn over sa Branch 266. points to GDP growth this year.
alahas. Kinabukasan, nang na kakarampot na pagkain sa Kapag hindi sila tumugon, The Development and Budget Coordinating Committee is
mapansin ng mga pulis na wala loob ng dalawang araw. sila’y puwersahang aarestuhin projecting a GDP growth of between 2.6 percent and 3.6 per-
na silang mapipiga pa dito saka Napag-alaman ng WSR na sa kani-kanilang mga tahanan. cent for this year.
The agriculture sector, which comprises a fifth of Philippine
GDP, contracted during the period. The Department of Agricul-
For the greater good ture earlier reported that farm ouput fell by 2.84 percent in the
January to March period due to El Nino phenomenon.
We owe it to our readers and told the bosses that I was tak- The government earlier reported that the damage to agri-
advertisers to give them well- ing full responsibility. culture caused by the El Niño phenomenon amounted to P8-
written and tightly edited news I felt, however, that taking billion as of March.
reports. responsibility was not enough. The National Statistical Coordination Board will release
The quality of stories we A bigger decision was in or- the first-quarter national income accounts on May 27.
churn out everyday reflects on der. “[We] will likely revise upwards the 2010 GDP growth
the “quality” of the people Tonette was right when she estimate of 2.6 percent to 3.6 percent after May 27,” Santos
manning the editorial desk. texted that we should always said.
Part and parcel of our edito- think of the greater good. I told in doubt. The one manning the Besides election-related spending, the NEDA said gov-
rial duty is to make sure that Vic there should be no finger- fort is duty-bound to inform ernment infrastructure spending, overseas Filipino workers’
even on bad days, we have to pointing. Mea culpa. his/her superiors about the remittances and post-typhoon construction efforts would boost
have good, impeccable heads. Lesson learned is to always next day’s menu. GDP this year.
Unfortunately, the other communicate with your assis- Lesson learned is to admit The International Monetary Fund (IMF) earlier projected
day was a bad day. Allow me tant or whoever is in charge mistakes and rectify them at that the Philippine economy may grow 3.6 percent, while
to apologize to our thousands so you can give him/her guid- once. the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the United
of readers who saw and read ance. A text or call can avert Lesson learned is to prac- Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the
the major blunder. Again, I any potential danger. tice humility and not be a fool Pacific (Unescap) forecast 3.5 percent, 3.8 percent, and 3.5
percent, respectively.
make no excuses and alibis. I Lesson learned is ask when and full of yourself.
In 2009, Philippine GDP grew by only 0.9 percent, or at
Lesson learned is to under- the low end of the official target range of 0.8 percent to 1.8
stand that learning is a lifetime percent, making last year ’s growth the weakest since 1998.
process, so don’t be afraid to Meanwhile, Malacañang expressed satisfaction over the
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In a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Ricardo
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Teddy Boy Locsin berates


Smartmatic representative
MAKATI City Rep. Teodoro “Teddy Boy”
Locsin Jr. yesterday blew his top at a repre-
sentative from poll automation supplier
Smartmatic during House inquiry into alleged
election fraud.
Heider Garcia of Smartmatic received the
ire of Locsin, chairman of House committee
on electoral reforms and suffrage, while be-
ing questioned by Paranaque Rep. Roilo Golez
regarding the discrepancy in time stamps
US BARES ‘POSITIVE’ OUTLOOK ON AQUINO
THE United States is optimistic that is very much pro-business. So it’s a ratings agency said the Philippines
printed on elections returns (ERs) churned the Philippine economy will post re- great environment with political sta- would lead the growth in the South
out by Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) markable growths under the admin- bility for any investor to come into the East Asia region.”
machines. istration of President apparent Sena- markets,” Yun said. “What you want to consider is
“You had us standing here guaranteeing tor Benignoy “Noynoy” Aquino. “I think we have to wait for the political stability, I think you want
to the public and the world that even if fraud According to a report posted on outcome from the elections commit- to look at the population growth, the
is committed, we would be able to trace it. abscbnnews.com, Jung Yun, a re- tee, but I'm optimistic that things will age of the population and then also
We never said that fraud could never be com- spected fund and investment manager come out gently, so I think it the types of investment that you're
mitted, but you said we could trace it. But in Wall Street, said US investors are shouldn't scare investors away,” she looking into,” Yun told the online
now, you tell me that at 10 in the evening, excited about the prospects of the in- said. website.
you could do it [cheat] and we would never coming administration. The online report also said that “the Moody’s earlier said the country
know?” Locsin said. “Philippines is a great investment growing consumer spending in the has record-high foreign reserves,
Golez had asked Garcia why Smartmatic because you have a growing economy, Philippines is being recognized by courtesy of about 9 million Filipinos
failed to come up with contingency measures a growing population. You also have Moody’s Ratings as one of the driv- working abroad who send money
to prevent the “anomalous” error in the PCOS a brand new President Aquino who ers of the Philippine economy. The back home.
machines.
Garcia admitted that the error was “un-
foreseen” by the Smartmatic as he assured Sandiganbayan lifts HDO Hijacked vessels recovered
congressmen at the hearing that it would not,
in any way, affect the results of the elections.
against ex-DPWH official A Malaysian tugboat and a barge, which
were hijacked in Indonesian waters, were
Garcia said the time stamps in the ma- THE Sandiganbayan ordered and 2002 during his term as recovered in Sarangani Bay off General Santos
chines were only to record the sequence of the lifting of the hold departure undersecretary of the DPWH. City, according to the Philippine Coast Guard
action, but would not say exactly when these order (HDO) against former De- Associate Justice Napoleon (PCG).
actions were made. partment of Public Works and Inoturan’s ruling said Pleyto had Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo, PCG comman-
Highways (DPWH) sufficiently clarified the discrep- dant, said personnel of Coast Guard Station
Unioil on second undersecretary Salvador Aquino
Pleyto following the dismissal of
ancies in his Statements of As-
sets Liabilities and Networth
General Santos and the local Coast Guard
Field Station intercepted an unidentified tug
price rollback the case against him by the anti-
graft court.
(SALN), a document which is re-
quired of every public officer.
boat and a barge which entered Sarangani
Bay. No suspects were apprehended.
INDEPENDENT Player Unioil Philippines The lifting order was signed It will be recalled that the suit The PCG operatives subsequently had to
made their second price rollback of their pe- by the Bureau of Immigration BI against Pleyto was initiated by berth the two vessels at Kinford Wharf,
troleum products for this month. Associate Commissioner Roy the Criminal Investigation and Tambler, General Santos City after they were
Almoro. The hold order No. AFF- Detection Group, which said the found to match the description of the hijacked
Chito Medina Que Jr., general manager of
06-159 was issued pursuant to official engaged in graft practices Malaysian tugboat MT Atlantic 3 and barge
Unioil Phils., said their gasoline price will
the Sandiganbayan Fifth and enriched himself and his fam-
be cut by P1 per liter while diesel is P0.50 Atlantic 5. Angelie Escandor
Division’s resolution clearing ily while in office.
less. Starting 2 p.m. yesterday.
Que said the second rollback was imple-
Pleyto of the case for falsifying In its investigation report, the Pagasa braces for flood
wealth data. PNP-CIDG said Pleyto’s properties
mented due to the oil price movement in the The order rose after the and foreign trips were beyond his during La Niña phenomenon
world market. Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division lawful income. Of the 26 real prop- COMMUNITIES in flood-prone areas are
He said the total price rollback on diesel absolved Pleyto of charges of fal- erties that Pleyto acquired, only 13 bracing for the La Niña phenomenon to hit
this month was P1.10 per liter. sifying his statements of assets, were declared with a worth of P9.3 the country in an anticipated extreme shift
Marco Lorenzana liabilities and net worth for 2001 million. Ampie Galpo from long summer brought by El Nino, the
state weather bureau said.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysi-
Pinoy studes win international science and engineering awards cal and Astronomical Services Administra-
tion (Pagasa) has teamed up with Philippine
FOUR Filipino high school stu- Visayas campus, won fourth place in Banaag said the students each Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) to pre-
dents won awards for their innova- the team awards category in the area received US$ 500 aside from the pare the country for a probable shift from El
Niño to La Niña, a weather anomaly charac-
tive science research projects in this of environmental science for their recognition. terized by heavy downpour or high volume
year ’s Intel International Science study on the use of natural flocculants Intel chief executive officer and of rainfall.
and Engineering Fair held in San in mitigating harmful algal blooms country president Paul Otellini Pagasa disclosed that it will train local
Jose, California, USA. that causes red tide. said the Filipino students com- communities to monitor the weather or
Ricky Banaag, Intel Philippines On the other hand, Marc Arthur peted with 1,611 counterparts from amount of rainfall to enable them to imple-
country manager, said Jean Reni De Jordan Irlandez Limpiado, also of the 59 countries. The participants all ment disaster control measure before flood-
waters affect them.
Guzman, Marc Abegonia Mapalo same school, was awarded for his underwent a rigorous elimination Early this month, Pagasa reported that fore-
and Maria Clara Isabel Sia of the Phil- pioneering research in the microbiol- in their respective countries before casters are monitoring the formation of La Niña
ippine Science High School-Eastern ogy category. the event in California. in the Pacific Ocean, although the probability
for La Niña remains low at the moment.
4 Friday, May 21, 2010 5
pagkapanalo ni Gov.
Vilma.
“Kahit naman kasi
nung hindi pa siya
nagde-decide na
muling tumakbong
governor ng
Batangas, alam ko
naman na mananalo
siya. Nakatrabaho ko
na si Tita. Sa konting
panahon na yun,
Angel, Aga excited sa kanilang Lloydie. Nag-
pictorial at nag-
sobrang na-in love
ako sa pagkatao
workshop na raw
‘unusual’ na love story sila kay Direk
Laurice Guillen para
niya. Paano pa kaya
yung ilang taon
EXCITED na sina ment columnist na niyang pinamunuan
sa nasabing serye.
Angel Locsin at Aga si Ethel Ramos. sa Batangas?” saad na hindi pa kayo mag-break sila ni
Mulach sa gagawin “Si Kuya Aga,
Bukod sa kanila
ni Lloydie, sino pa
niya. Awayang Ethel at Alex ex-basketball player.
“Alam niya na pero magbe-break Jake.

LUIS MANZANO
nilang kakaibang napakasimple. Alam May communica- nahihirapan ako na. Ang masasabi “Ano ito
ang mga
uminit na naman

MELISSA RICKS AT JAKE CUENCA


love story ng taon ninyo, kahit na ang tion pa ba sila ni magkaroon ng anak ko lang, si Jake nga teleserye? Umiiyak
makakasama nila is my friend. Walang ako tapos hinabol
mula sa Star tagal-tagal niya na Gov. Vi? pero inaano pa niya
sa Imortal? madilim, gano’n. kami so walang pag- ko siya. Guwapo
Cinema. rito sa industriyang “Nag-congratulate sa akin, dinidiin pa
“Sayang, kung Sobrang madilim na uusapan,” tsika ni ha! Ang guwapo
Sa ulat na ito, wala siyang ako sa kanya niya. Parang ang
allowed lang akong madilim siya, wala Melissa. niya. Hindi, ako
inilabas ng Philip- bahid ng through text nung sakit naman. Lahat
sabihin yung ibang siyang mukha. Alam Sinang-ayunan hindi ako hahabol
pine Entertainment manalo siya,” naman, ‘di ba?”
mga makakasama ko na ganoon siya, naman ito ni Jake. sa lalaki,”
Portal (PEP), banggit ni Angel. ***
namin. Hindi eh,” sabi niya to “We’re still just natatawang esplika
nagkaroon na sila Inang. First time Kumusta na sila
puwedeng sabihin, describe Alex. Itinanggi nina friends. Hindi pa ng dalaga na
ng script reading kong ni Luis?
e,” sabi ni Angel. Inamin ni Ethel Melissa Ricks at naman nagiging nagsabing walang
para sa pelikulang makakatrabaho si “We’re okay,”
Pero totoo ba na sagot niya. "Ayoko kung bakit sila Jake Cuenca ang kami.” dahilan para hindi
una nilang Kuya Aga. Di ba,
parang kailangan ang Imortal ay Part naman kasing naghiwalay ng tsikang split na sila. Ang tsika, crying niya aminin kung
pagtatambalan.
2 ng Lobo, ang masyadong mag- kanyang lover na “Parang uso ‘yung lady raw na tumatak- dyowa na nga niya
“It’s a beautiful talagang
CHITO MIRANDA

unang serye niya sa ano, e, ma-publish ganyan sa showbiz bo si Melissa nang ang hunk actor.
love story. Hindi paghandaan siya?"

AGA MULACH
siya yung usual na lahad ni Angel nang ABS-CBN na yung kung anuman.
ini-expect ninyo sa makausap siya ng pinagtambalan nila Pero hindi rin naman
mga pelikulang PEP nang mag- ni Piolo Pascual? ako nagla-lie.
ginagawa ko o yung guest siya sa ASAP “Abangan ninyo Sinasabi ko naman
ginagawa ni Kuya XV last Sunday, ANGEL LOCSIN na lang,” na wala, hindi kami.
Aga. Iba kasi yung May 16. nakangiting tugon Pero si Luis naman
story, e. Na kahit na Kuwento pa ni kashowbisan,” dito ni Angel? fair sa mga tao,” ang love scene nila? ng aktres. kasi napakabait
si Kuya Aga na ilang Angel, nag-bonding papuri ni Angel sa “Well, ang mga sabi niya. “Oo naman!” GOVERNOR VI niyan. Espesyal pa
pelikula na ang sila ni Aga sa kanyang bagong tao naman, Katuwiran pa ni sagot ni Angel. & LUIS. Napunta rin naman siya sa
ALEX AT ETHEL
nagawa, dito restaurant na pag- leading man. matatalino naman, Angel, kahit malayo “Lahat naman... naman ang usapan akin kahit anong
sobrang excited aari ng mag- NEGATIVE e. Parang hindi ang age gap nila ni Kahit hindi love namin sa re-elected mangyari, di ba?" WALANG takot
siya kasi ang ganda asawang Cesar ISSUES. Pero hindi naman kami gagawa Aga ay hindi naman scene, kinakabahan governor ng CHITO MIRANDA. na inakusahan ng
ng pagkakasulat Montano at Sun- pa man nasisimulan ng movie dahil, 'Uy, daw ito halata. ako.” Batangas na si Si Chito Miranda, stand-up comedi-
talaga. And shine Cruz, ang nina Angel at Aga loveteam kami, di “Dyusko naman, TELESERYE Vilma Santos. lead vocalist ng enne na si Ethel
siyempre, si Inang Bellissimo, na nasa ang pelikula ay ba? Gagawa kami tingnan mo naman WITH JOHN Naging close si Parokya ni Edgar, ay
patuloy pa ring nali-
Booba ang dating SHOWBIZ
[Olivia Lamasan] pa
yung magdidirek. So
Tomas Morato,
Quezon City. Dahil
nine-nega na ito ng
iba. May mga
ng movie para
gampanan, bigyan
yung mukha ni Kuya
Aga, hindi pa rin
LLOYD. Bukod sa
pelikulang gagawin
Angel sa Star For
All Seasons dahil link kay Angel kahit
niyang boyfriend na
si Alex Crisano na PIZZAZZ
kami, looking dito kaya kahit nagsasabi na hindi ng buhay yung bukol sa sinasabi naman nila kumuha ng kanyang By Alex Brosas
naman tumatanda! ni Angel with Aga ay
naman daw bagay nakatrabaho niya na na magkaibigan lang mga antique at
forward. paano ay hindi na istoryang nilikha, Masasabi mo ba may gagawin din
ito sa pelikula sila. Ano sa tingin ni sports car. aanga-anga ako.
“And ano kami, e, maiilang si Angel sina Angel at Aga, yung isinulat ng kung ilang taon na siyang teleserye sa
(Mano Po 3) ay Angel ang reason “Bumubuwelo lang Anyway, siya, si-
alisto kami kapag nagsimula wala raw silang writer and yung siya? Lalo na ABS-CBN with John
mommy ito ng ex- kung bakit patuloy ako. Bago ako nwap sa isang car
siyempre, di ba? nang gumiling ang chemistry sa naiisip ng direktor ngayon, payat siya.” Lloyd Cruz, ang silang nali-link ni pumunta ng Europe, ko. Pangalan ko
Ako bilang isang kamera para sa screen, at matanda namin. Hindi naman May love scene Imortal. boyfriend niyang si
Chito? ‘yung nasa car ko.
baguhang artista kanilang pelikula ni na raw kasi si Aga kami yung, 'Oy, sila ni Aga sa First time din ni Luis Manzano. naghiwalay na kami
“Kasi hanggang Actually, kung
saka first time Aga, na katulad niya para ipareha kay halika dito, lokohin pelikula. Hindi ba Angel na Ayon kay Angel, tapos nakuha ko
ngayon, barkada pa halimbawang ano,
akong ay alaga rin ng Angel. natin yung tao!' siya kakabahan makakatrabaho at hindi na siya rin kami. Tropa pa rin lang ‘yung mga
mahahawakan ni veteran entertain- Ano ang reaction Parang hindi naman kapag kukunan na makakapareha si nagulat sa muling damit ko, ‘yung mga puwede ko siyang
kami," sagot niya. idemanda, ‘di ba?
"Hindi naman bags ko, ‘yung mga
Louis Vuitton na Masyado ko siyang
puwedeng iwasan ko in-spoil,” dagdag ng
siya dahil wala bags, pero kulang
siya ng mga tatlong komedyante.
naman siyang
ginagawa sa akin. E, bag. “Akina ‘yong Pinag-iisipan pa
magkaibigan kami. gamit ko.” Gamit ko ni Ethel kung
Parang hindi naman ‘yon eh. Collections idedemanda niya si
yata tama na porke't ko ‘yon,” tsika ni Alex. “Sabi nga ng
natsitsismis kami, Ethel sa Juicy abogado ko,
Uy, hindi na tayo kamakailan. kailangan kong
friends. Galit-galit na “Actually, upuan kung idede-
tayo kasi naiisyu nagbebenta ako ng manda ko si Alex.”
tayo.” Parang hindi mga antiques, Halatang
naman kami authentic talaga na imbiyerna na si
mabuting magkai- mga antiques. Ang Ethel sa kanyang
bigan kung ganoon, bait ko nga, eh. Di ex-boyfriend.
di ba? ba, sinasabi nila “Madilim na
4 Friday, May 21, 2010 5
pagkapanalo ni Gov.
Vilma.
“Kahit naman kasi
nung hindi pa siya
nagde-decide na
muling tumakbong
governor ng
Batangas, alam ko
naman na mananalo
siya. Nakatrabaho ko
na si Tita. Sa konting
panahon na yun,
Angel, Aga excited sa kanilang Lloydie. Nag-
pictorial at nag-
sobrang na-in love
ako sa pagkatao
workshop na raw
‘unusual’ na love story sila kay Direk
Laurice Guillen para
niya. Paano pa kaya
yung ilang taon
EXCITED na sina ment columnist na niyang pinamunuan
sa nasabing serye.
Angel Locsin at Aga si Ethel Ramos. sa Batangas?” saad na hindi pa kayo mag-break sila ni
Mulach sa gagawin “Si Kuya Aga,
Bukod sa kanila
ni Lloydie, sino pa
niya. Awayang Ethel at Alex ex-basketball player.
“Alam niya na pero magbe-break Jake.

LUIS MANZANO
nilang kakaibang napakasimple. Alam May communica- nahihirapan ako na. Ang masasabi “Ano ito
ang mga
uminit na naman

MELISSA RICKS AT JAKE CUENCA


love story ng taon ninyo, kahit na ang tion pa ba sila ni magkaroon ng anak ko lang, si Jake nga teleserye? Umiiyak
makakasama nila is my friend. Walang ako tapos hinabol
mula sa Star tagal-tagal niya na Gov. Vi? pero inaano pa niya
sa Imortal? madilim, gano’n. kami so walang pag- ko siya. Guwapo
Cinema. rito sa industriyang “Nag-congratulate sa akin, dinidiin pa
“Sayang, kung Sobrang madilim na uusapan,” tsika ni ha! Ang guwapo
Sa ulat na ito, wala siyang ako sa kanya niya. Parang ang
allowed lang akong madilim siya, wala Melissa. niya. Hindi, ako
inilabas ng Philip- bahid ng through text nung sakit naman. Lahat
sabihin yung ibang siyang mukha. Alam Sinang-ayunan hindi ako hahabol
pine Entertainment manalo siya,” naman, ‘di ba?”
mga makakasama ko na ganoon siya, naman ito ni Jake. sa lalaki,”
Portal (PEP), banggit ni Angel. ***
namin. Hindi eh,” sabi niya to “We’re still just natatawang esplika
nagkaroon na sila Inang. First time Kumusta na sila
puwedeng sabihin, describe Alex. Itinanggi nina friends. Hindi pa ng dalaga na
ng script reading kong ni Luis?
e,” sabi ni Angel. Inamin ni Ethel Melissa Ricks at naman nagiging nagsabing walang
para sa pelikulang makakatrabaho si “We’re okay,”
Pero totoo ba na sagot niya. "Ayoko kung bakit sila Jake Cuenca ang kami.” dahilan para hindi
una nilang Kuya Aga. Di ba,
parang kailangan ang Imortal ay Part naman kasing naghiwalay ng tsikang split na sila. Ang tsika, crying niya aminin kung
pagtatambalan.
2 ng Lobo, ang masyadong mag- kanyang lover na “Parang uso ‘yung lady raw na tumatak- dyowa na nga niya
“It’s a beautiful talagang
CHITO MIRANDA

unang serye niya sa ano, e, ma-publish ganyan sa showbiz bo si Melissa nang ang hunk actor.
love story. Hindi paghandaan siya?"

AGA MULACH
siya yung usual na lahad ni Angel nang ABS-CBN na yung kung anuman.
ini-expect ninyo sa makausap siya ng pinagtambalan nila Pero hindi rin naman
mga pelikulang PEP nang mag- ni Piolo Pascual? ako nagla-lie.
ginagawa ko o yung guest siya sa ASAP “Abangan ninyo Sinasabi ko naman
ginagawa ni Kuya XV last Sunday, ANGEL LOCSIN na lang,” na wala, hindi kami.
Aga. Iba kasi yung May 16. nakangiting tugon Pero si Luis naman
story, e. Na kahit na Kuwento pa ni kashowbisan,” dito ni Angel? fair sa mga tao,” ang love scene nila? ng aktres. kasi napakabait
si Kuya Aga na ilang Angel, nag-bonding papuri ni Angel sa “Well, ang mga sabi niya. “Oo naman!” GOVERNOR VI niyan. Espesyal pa
pelikula na ang sila ni Aga sa kanyang bagong tao naman, Katuwiran pa ni sagot ni Angel. & LUIS. Napunta rin naman siya sa
ALEX AT ETHEL
nagawa, dito restaurant na pag- leading man. matatalino naman, Angel, kahit malayo “Lahat naman... naman ang usapan akin kahit anong
sobrang excited aari ng mag- NEGATIVE e. Parang hindi ang age gap nila ni Kahit hindi love namin sa re-elected mangyari, di ba?" WALANG takot
siya kasi ang ganda asawang Cesar ISSUES. Pero hindi naman kami gagawa Aga ay hindi naman scene, kinakabahan governor ng CHITO MIRANDA. na inakusahan ng
ng pagkakasulat Montano at Sun- pa man nasisimulan ng movie dahil, 'Uy, daw ito halata. ako.” Batangas na si Si Chito Miranda, stand-up comedi-
talaga. And shine Cruz, ang nina Angel at Aga loveteam kami, di “Dyusko naman, TELESERYE Vilma Santos. lead vocalist ng enne na si Ethel
siyempre, si Inang Bellissimo, na nasa ang pelikula ay ba? Gagawa kami tingnan mo naman WITH JOHN Naging close si Parokya ni Edgar, ay
patuloy pa ring nali-
Booba ang dating SHOWBIZ
[Olivia Lamasan] pa
yung magdidirek. So
Tomas Morato,
Quezon City. Dahil
nine-nega na ito ng
iba. May mga
ng movie para
gampanan, bigyan
yung mukha ni Kuya
Aga, hindi pa rin
LLOYD. Bukod sa
pelikulang gagawin
Angel sa Star For
All Seasons dahil link kay Angel kahit
niyang boyfriend na
si Alex Crisano na PIZZAZZ
kami, looking dito kaya kahit nagsasabi na hindi ng buhay yung bukol sa sinasabi naman nila kumuha ng kanyang By Alex Brosas
naman tumatanda! ni Angel with Aga ay
naman daw bagay nakatrabaho niya na na magkaibigan lang mga antique at
forward. paano ay hindi na istoryang nilikha, Masasabi mo ba may gagawin din
ito sa pelikula sila. Ano sa tingin ni sports car. aanga-anga ako.
“And ano kami, e, maiilang si Angel sina Angel at Aga, yung isinulat ng kung ilang taon na siyang teleserye sa
(Mano Po 3) ay Angel ang reason “Bumubuwelo lang Anyway, siya, si-
alisto kami kapag nagsimula wala raw silang writer and yung siya? Lalo na ABS-CBN with John
mommy ito ng ex- kung bakit patuloy ako. Bago ako nwap sa isang car
siyempre, di ba? nang gumiling ang chemistry sa naiisip ng direktor ngayon, payat siya.” Lloyd Cruz, ang silang nali-link ni pumunta ng Europe, ko. Pangalan ko
Ako bilang isang kamera para sa screen, at matanda namin. Hindi naman May love scene Imortal. boyfriend niyang si
Chito? ‘yung nasa car ko.
baguhang artista kanilang pelikula ni na raw kasi si Aga kami yung, 'Oy, sila ni Aga sa First time din ni Luis Manzano. naghiwalay na kami
“Kasi hanggang Actually, kung
saka first time Aga, na katulad niya para ipareha kay halika dito, lokohin pelikula. Hindi ba Angel na Ayon kay Angel, tapos nakuha ko
ngayon, barkada pa halimbawang ano,
akong ay alaga rin ng Angel. natin yung tao!' siya kakabahan makakatrabaho at hindi na siya rin kami. Tropa pa rin lang ‘yung mga
mahahawakan ni veteran entertain- Ano ang reaction Parang hindi naman kapag kukunan na makakapareha si nagulat sa muling damit ko, ‘yung mga puwede ko siyang
kami," sagot niya. idemanda, ‘di ba?
"Hindi naman bags ko, ‘yung mga
Louis Vuitton na Masyado ko siyang
puwedeng iwasan ko in-spoil,” dagdag ng
siya dahil wala bags, pero kulang
siya ng mga tatlong komedyante.
naman siyang
ginagawa sa akin. E, bag. “Akina ‘yong Pinag-iisipan pa
magkaibigan kami. gamit ko.” Gamit ko ni Ethel kung
Parang hindi naman ‘yon eh. Collections idedemanda niya si
yata tama na porke't ko ‘yon,” tsika ni Alex. “Sabi nga ng
natsitsismis kami, Ethel sa Juicy abogado ko,
Uy, hindi na tayo kamakailan. kailangan kong
friends. Galit-galit na “Actually, upuan kung idede-
tayo kasi naiisyu nagbebenta ako ng manda ko si Alex.”
tayo.” Parang hindi mga antiques, Halatang
naman kami authentic talaga na imbiyerna na si
mabuting magkai- mga antiques. Ang Ethel sa kanyang
bigan kung ganoon, bait ko nga, eh. Di ex-boyfriend.
di ba? ba, sinasabi nila “Madilim na
Coca-Cola studies
source of happiness
ATLANTA, 2010 – A study undertaken by
Coca-Cola has uncovered the leading sources
of happiness. The global study which cov-
ers 16 countries and four continents identi-
fies what happiness means to different na-
tionalities and reveals that, despite the rapid
pace of growth in the virtual world, human
contact wins hands down when it comes to
happiness. People in all 16 countries agree
real world contact with family and partners
is a greater source of joy (77%) than virtual
world alternatives.
Supporting this notion that human, rather
than virtual interaction is a greater source of
pleasure, the biggest highlights of the day
include catching up with loved ones in the
evening (39%), eating with the family (22%)
and chatting to friends or colleagues (17%)
in the day. Modern alternatives such as watch-
ing TV (14%), connecting with others online
(5%) and receiving the day’s first text mes-
sage (2%) paled in comparison.
“The results of the Coca-Cola Happiness
Barometer show that staying connected with
friends and family remains an important source
of happiness for people around the world, and
that this holds true across all continents and
nationalities.” Said Cristina Bondolowski,
Senior Global Brand Director, Coca-Cola, The
Coca-Cola Company, “Despite the online social
networking phenomenon, nothing beats quality
time with loved ones or simple pleasures such
as sharing a Coke with our nearest and dear-
est to bring happiness in our lives.”
The results also show that, despite the
global economic woes, overall global happi-
ness levels are high, with over two thirds of
people (67%) declaring that they are satis-
fied with their lives.
When we do need cheering up, 38% of us
turn to a night out with friends and over one
in five (22%) will give or receive a big, warm
hug!
To help interpret the results, Coca-Cola
invited Dr Richard Stevens, MA, Ph D, a so-
cial psychologist and author of Personal
Worlds and Understanding the Self, who spe-
cializes in happiness and wellbeing, to pro-
vide his perspective on the findings. In his
analysis, he noted that “While it is important
to have enough money to live, income is a
fairly irrelevant contributor to happiness.
Without relationships, love, family or friend-
ship, most people will not be content and no
amount of money can fill this void.”
Striving for celebrity did not come out as
a popular source of happiness in the study.
The results showed that, globally, people
wouldn’t choose fame and fortune to bring
happiness, instead citing travelling around the
world (37%), volunteering to help others (26%)
and meeting the love of their life (12%) as
being the key contributors to happiness.
“Despite our celebrity driven culture, fame
is not likely in itself to be a primary source
of happiness” added Dr Stevens. “Our real
happiness depends much more on our basic
sense of self, and connecting with other people,
especially through love, care and kindness.”
The study also found that drinking a Coke
really does contribute to making people happy!
56% of people cited the taste of Coca-Cola
as something that makes them smile.
“Coca-Cola provides simple moments of
pleasure throughout the day. Through this
study we wanted to understand what else our
consumers reach for in their quest for happi-
ness.” Added Bondolowski, “We were espe-
cially pleased to see that it’s the great taste
of Coke that is still putting a smile on faces
around the world, as it has done for nearly
125 years.”
Friday, May 21, 2010 7
‘Django’ disposes Japanese rival in US Open pool tilt College players,
CUE artist Francisco “Django” Bustamante player of all-time to keep Filipino hopes fly-
quickly eliminated his Japanese rival Toru ing high in the competition. endorsers na nga ba?
Kuribayashi (9-2) but his compatriot Efren Gomez broke the six-all deadlock against
“Bata” Reyes did not get that winning way Reyes by winning the last three racks. MAY ilang kilalang college bas-
when he fell victim to Zamboanga’s pride “Reyes is really a champion. He was ketball players ang ngayo'y
Roberto “Pinoy Superman” Gomez 9-6 late always recovering in time but I proved nagsisilbing endorsers ng NBA (Na-
Tuesday night in the ongoing 2010 US Open luckier in the end-game,” said 2007 World ture Based Alternative), ang isa sa
10-ball championship at the Riviera Hotel Pool Finalist Gomez, who jumped to a 3-1 pinakabago at fastest growing na
and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. lead before Reyes closed the gap at three- networking companies na ang
“I refused to give a ghost of a chance to all in the 6th rack via the winner ’s break pambatong produkto ay tamamg
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Puyat Sports who is fresh from winning a Britain (9-2) in the first round will square off ball players, estudyante, empleyado at mga taong napaka-active
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ago. winner over countrymen Andrew Pettenger Matapos mapaliwanagan at masubukan ang produkto, busy
Also with two wins are RP cue artists Lee (9-8) and Johnny Archer (9-4), respectively. na ngayon ang mga college players na ito sa pagpapalawak ng
Van “The Slayer” Corteza, Dennis “Robocop” “I think we have a good chance of bag- kanilang network dahil bukod nga naman sa good health na
Orcullo, Ronato “Volcano” Alcano, Warren ging the title, considering our top pool play- dulot nito, nagkaroon pa sila ng malaking oportunidad para
“Warrior” Kiamco and Al Lapena. ers dominating in the international event in kumita ng pera sa malinis na paraan habang mga college play-
Gomez had a marvelous display of nerves the past,” said sportsman/ businessman ers pa lang sila.
of steel in the end-game to nip 9-6 Hall of Aristeo “Putch” Puyat, the godfather of Phil- Ang mga readers natin ay pwede ring makasali para makamtan
Famer Reyes, acknowledged as the greatest ippine billiards.
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