We Filipinos are known for our “Bayanihan” culture. The act of helping fellow kababayan in need without asking something in return. And this attitude is what makes us Pinoys unique.
In the wake of super typhoon Yolanda which devastates several provinces in the Visayas, Filipinos in different parts of the country and even abroad immediately mobilized and started different relief operations. True to the spirit of Bayanihan, many cause oriented groups, NGOs and even ordinary people have go out their way and exert all their efforts in helping the victims.
In the wake of the recent super typhoon Yolanda which badly hits provinces in the Visayas, President Benigno Aquino III declares State of National Calamity.
During his televised National Address this evening, PNoy announced that the country be under the State of National Calamity to accelerate government’s efforts to save and rescue, to give out aid, and to facilitate faster rehabilitation of the provinces that were heavily damaged by Yolanda. The declaration was also made to ensure that there will be no over-pricing of the basic commodities and services that the people in the affected areas mostly need.
Below is the complete transcript of PNoy’s speech tonight.
Out of more than 80 beauties who competed in the most prestigious beauty pageant in the world, Miss Universe crown has finally landed again in the head of Venezuelan bet Gabriella Isler. Miss Universe judges which includes rock icon Steven Tyler has chosen Miss Venezuela to be Miss Universe 2013.
Meanwhile, Philippines’ bet Ariella Arida, who was one of the early favorites both of supporters and non-supporters finished 3rd runner-up. Spain who was favored to win early on, got the 1st runner-up, followed by Ecuador at 2nd runner up and Brazil finished last at 4th runner-up.
Below is the complete list of ladies who made it to the Quarter and Semi-finals:
Top 16 Quater-finalists
Top 10 Semi-finalists
You’ll know that Christmas is really just around the corner when the country’s largest television network unveil its annual Christmas Station ID.
Today, broadcasting giant ABS-CBN officially opened Filipino Christmas season by showcasing its latest Station ID entitled “Magkasama Tayo sa Kwento Ng Pasko”. It has been an annual tradition for the network to come-up with Christmas Station IDs that showcased Filipino Christmas spirit. And for this year, as they celebrate 60 years of Philippine Television, they focused on stories of different Pinoys here and abroad and how they’ll gonna celebrate their Christmas.
With Robert Labayen again at the helm, the project came-out as another masterpiece work of art, and I can say this is the best Station ID that ABS-CBN has done so far. The lyrics of the song speaks so much of how we Pinoys celebrate Christmas and the video is an inspiring scene that will definitely touch not only the viewers hearts but also their soul. Congratulations to all the people behind this project for you have made an inspiring, touching and very relevant Christmas gift to all your viewers.
Seasoned News Anchor Arnold Clavio is again on hot water after his interview with alleged pork barrel queen’s lawyer Atty. Alfredo Villamor became viral on social media.
The video shows Clavio interviewing Janeth Napoles’ lawyer on Unang Hirit’s newscast segment via phone patch. The interview started well with Clavio asking some questions regarding the lawyer’s participation in Napoles’ cases. But towards the end, it gone sour as the news anchor suddenly became irate, throwing distasteful commentaries on his interviewee. And it ended with Clavio saying they shouldn’t have called him because he doesn’t get any information at all.
ABS-CBN’s noontime show It’s Showtime is currently celebrating their 4th year anniversary. And it has been their tradition every year to come up with “Magpasikat” performances from all of its hosts. This anniversary performances is one of the most awaited events of the show, because this it the time where Showtime hosts Vice Gabda, Anne Curtis, Karylle, Vhong Navarro, Billy Crawford, Ryan Bang, Eruption, Coleen Garcia, Jhong Hilario and Kuya Kim got to showcase their individual talents, skills and creativity.
Sanay na sanay tayo sa ganito, yung dinadaan sa sulat o text yung mga gusto natin iparating sa isa’t-isa. Hindi kasi tayo masalita pagdating sa pagsasabi ng ating mga nararamdaman eh. Simula pagkabata namin ni utol hanggang ngayon ganito pa rin yung pamamaraan natin sa pag-papabatid ng laman ng ating mga puso. At bilang nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon para kausapin kayo sa pamamagitan ng liham na ito, nais kong ipabatid sa inyo ang taos-puso kong pagkilala, pagpapahalaga, pasasalamat at pagmamahal sa inyong dalawa.
Itay, ikaw na nagtaguyod sa amin mula pagkabata hanggang sa kaya na naming tumayo sa sarili naming mga paa, maraming salamat po. Maraming salamat sa lahat ng sakripisyo na inyong ginawa para mabigyan kami ng maayos na pamumuhay. Hindi man ako lumaki na kasama ka dahil kinailangan mong mangibang-bansa para magtrabaho, ramdam na ramdam ko naman ang pagmamahal at pagkalinga mo. Sa mga sulat at “greeting cards” na pinapadala mo noon tuwing kaarawan namin at pasko, alam kong sobra ang pangungulila at pag-aasam mo na sana’y kasama mo kaming magdiwang ngunit tiniis mo ang lahat ng iyon para sa aming kinabukasan. Alam kong hindi naging madaling desisyon ang ginawa mong pag-alis noon kahit ipinagbubuntis pa lamang ako ni Inay, ngunit tiniis mo ang lahat ng lungkot at hirap dahil alam mong iyon ang mas makakabuti para sa atin. Hindi man kita nakasama noong nag-graduate ako ng elementary at high school, alam ko naman na masayang-masaya ka at ipinagmamalaki mo ang mga karangalang natamo ko. Hindi man tayo sobrang malapit sa isa’t-isa noon dahil tuwing bakasyon mo lamang, kita nakakasama, alam kong alam nating dalawa na sobrang mahal natin ang isa’t-isa. Ngunit ngayon nga ay bumabawi na tayo dahil ikaw pa ang isa sa mga nagturo sa akin kung paano magmaneho, maraming salamat Itay dahil ngayon ay nagiging mas malapit na magkaibigan na rin tayo. Ikaw para sa akin ang pinaka the best na tatay sa buong mundo.
Hindi maiwasang maluha ni Janus at Donna habang binabasa ang sulat ng kanilang anak. Magkahalong pagsisisi at panghihinayang ang kanilang naramdaman habang tangan-tangan ang papel na naging hingahan nito ng kanyang mga hinanakit at saloobin.
Masaya nagsimula ang pamilya nina Janus at Donna. Nagkakilala sila sa Arellano University kung saan sila nagtapos ng kolehiyo. Kakapasa pa lamang noon ni Donna sa Nursing Board Exam nang mabuntis ito kaya kinailangan nilang magpakasal. Naging biglaan man ang pagpapakasal nila, masayang masaya naman sila sa pagdating ni Samantha sa kanilang buhay. Ang una nilang anak na nagdagdag ng kulay at sigla sa tahanan na kanilang sinisimulan.