Friday, July 29, 2011

Coach Erik Spoelstra leads August 7 NBA FIT Air 21 Run!!

NBA Fever runs through Metro Manila as NBA FIT – the league’s comprehensive health and wellness program that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families – races to the climax of its two-week program in 2011.

The NBA FIT Air 21Run, organized by Run Rio, takes place Sunday, August 7, 4 a.m. at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra will flag off the race and then take part in the run. Runners can choose to participate in four race categories : 3k, 5k, 10k and 21k.

Starting point will be at 7th Avenue while end point will be at 9th Avenue.
Interested participants may register online at, with the deadline being August 2, 2011. Registration may also be made at the following outlets : RUNNR Store, BHS – Bldg. B3, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City; Toby’s Arena, Shangri-la Mall – Shangri-La Plaza Mall,  Shaw Blvd., EDSA; Planet Sports, Glorietta – 2F Glorietta 3, Makati City; Planet Sports, Trinoma – 2nd level, Trinoma cor. North EDSA, Quezon City; The Athlete’s Foot, ATC – Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City and The Athlete’s Foot, Galleria – 3F Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Pasig City. The Run is open to the entire family.

“NBA FIT is a terrific program and I’m glad to be back in the Philippines for the second straight year to promote the importance of healthy living to Filipino children and their families,” said Spoelstra, who is NBA FIT Ambassador to the Philippines. “Basketball is such a huge part of my life and I know how important the sport is too for Filipino families. Being fit and staying fit is a big part of being effective in basketball. Being able to combine basketball and my heritage gives me such great pride.”

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The Long Wait is Over for Maria La Del Barrio!!

This rainy season get ready for something that will heats you up. ABS-CBN and Televisa proudly present a captivating tale of love that is sure to engage the hearts of every KAPAMILYA viewer this season! "Maria  La Del Barrio" will feature two of the hottest stars in the industry today, Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee, as they give life to the characters of Maria Hernandez (Thalia) and Luis Dela Vega (Fernando Colunga).

Under the direction of Rory B. Quintos and Richard Somes,  "Maria la Del Barrio" delve into the lives of Maria and Luis as they search for true, even amidst their pasts and their conflicting their present lives.

Sharing the limelight is Angel Aquino, who was part of the hit soap opera "MAGKARIBAL". She will portray the role of Victoria Montenegro-Dela Vega, mother of Luis Fernando. Ian Veneracion plays as her husband who has a past with Assunta de Rossi who plays Maria's mother.

A very special role for the Comedy Queen Aiai delas Alas, as she plays the adoptive mother of Maria.

"Maria la del Barrio" also serves as the reunion for the Star Circle Quest Batch II members; Erich Gonzales as "Maria".  Paw Diaz, will portray Soraya's character, the woman who will stand between Maria and Luis' romance. Arron Villaflor, on the other hand, plays the role of Vladimir who has soft spot in Maria's heart.

Other cast members that will shine in this show include Jake Roxas, Katya Santos, Gio Alvarez, Atoy Co, Jane Oineza, Badjie Mortiz and K Brosas.

Shot in scenic Tagaytay and Cavite, and with a script led by Denise O' Hara and Henry Quitain's team, "Maria la Del Barrio" promises a whole new viewing experience. Great team for a great show that for sure every KAPAMILYA  will be proud of.

Mark your calendar on August 15!! And witness how fate and love twist the life of Maria and Luis in "Maria la Del Barrio", premiering on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

T.G.I.S vs. GIMIK (my favorites)

I was in highschool when TGIS aired at GMA 7, and I really enjoyed the show. Angelu-Bobby team up was really great. Less than a year, when GIMIK aired at ABS-CBN2,  I also transferred because Judy Ann, was part of the main cast of the youth-oriented show. I really don't missed the Saturday show. 

TGIS (Thank God It’s Sabado) was a youth oriented drama series aired on GMA Network from August 12, 1995 to November 27, 1999. During its run, it aired regularly on Saturday. It was produced by GMA Network, and VIVA Television. The title is derived from the popular expression "TGIF."

The show revolves around a clique of friends living in a fictional village presumably located somewhere in Quezon City. They deal with the various episodes that usually come with adolescent life. All characters in the series are part of the same continuity.

First Batch (August 1995 - May 1997)

  • Bobby Andrews as Joaquin "Wacks" Torres III
  • Angelu de Leon as Ma. Patrice "Peachy" Real
  • Raven Villanueva as Cristina "Cris" De Guzman
  • Red Sternberg as Francisco Martin "Kiko" Arboleda De Dios
  • Michael Flores as Miguel "Micky" Ledesma
  • Onemig Bondoc as Jose Mari "JM" Rodriguez
  • Rica Peralejo as Michelle "Mitch" Ferrer (joined 2nd. season)
  • Ciara Sotto as Regina "Rain" Abrera
  • Jake Roxas as Noel Sta. Maria
  • Nald Roxas as Nald Andrews

Second Batch (June 1997 - November 1999)

  • Dingdong Dantes as Iñaki Torres
  • Antoinette Taus as Bianca de Jesus
  • Sunshine Dizon as Calai or Carla
  • Polo Ravales as Inocencio "Ice" Martinez
  • Anne Curtis as Emily or Em
  • Kim Delos Santos as Tere Gonzaga
  • Dino Guevarra as David
  • Chubi del Rosario as Reyster
  • "Missy" Mia Moore as Vivian Locsin
  • Maybelyn dela Cruz as Maruja
  • Chantal Umali as Happy
  • Ardie Aquino as Benjo
  • Jam Melendez as Jag
  • Lester Llansang as Casper
  • Kenneth Cajucom as Marci
  • Idelle Martinez as Samantha Real
  • Maui Taylor as Bridget
  • Aiza Marquez as Billie
  • Ciara Sotto as Rain

Gimik was a Filipino teen drama series aired and produced by ABS-CBN. The series aired from June 15, 1996 until February 13, 1999.

The series was originally created as part of ABS-CBN's 40th Anniversary. The series, which was patterned Beverly Hills, 90210, first aired June 15, 1996. Gimik originally aired on 4 pm, Saturdays. The show last aired on February 13, 1999 in ABS-CBN.

Several Star Magic actors made guest appearances in the show. In 1999, the show was revamped and the characters of Rica Peralejo, Baron Geisler, Kristine Hermosa, Paula Peralejo, Dominic Ochoa, Carlos Agassi, Laura James, John Lloyd Cruz and Cheska Garciawhere added. Rica Peralejo also joined Gimik. Diego Castro later left the show.

Main Cast

  • Rica Peralejo as Jersey Salveron
  • Bojo Molina as Brian Lorenzo
  • Dominic Ochoa as Eric Abesamis
  • Diego Castro as Jigs Mercado
  • Kaye Abad as Cassandra "Kakai" Marquez
  • Paula Peralejo as Pauline Salveron
  • LJ Moreno as Cathy Dominguez
  • John Lloyd Cruz as Junie de Dios
  • Kristine Hermosa as Tintin Fernandez
  • Kristopher Peralta as Teofilo "Toffee" Sanchez
  • Andrea Blaesi as Andy Cuyugan
  • Cheska Garcia as Corrine Apostol
  • William Thio as Dave Apostol
  • Donnie Fernandez as Chad
  • Baron Geisler as Choy Ledesma
  • Carlos Agassi as Marco Trinidad
  • Laura James as Cindy Trinidad

I love to reminisce my old time watching my favorite shows. I just admire the simple love story and family, friendship story. I always get "kilig" with those scene even if "mababaw". That is me "mababaw na tao".  Missed this kind of show.

Monday, July 25, 2011


NBA Fit – the NBA’s global comprehensive health and wellness program – held its first school clinic yesterday at Don Bosco Technical College in Mandaluyong where Don Bosco varsity players known as the Grey Wolves and Don Bosco PE classes participated in the 2-hour long clinic that will also go around other Metro Manila schools as part of NBA Fit Philippines 2011. Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra will lead the NBA Fit activities again this year as NBA Fit’s Ambassador to the Philippines. Above NBA Asia Country Manager Carlo Singson gets acquainted with a Don Bosco student and the school’s mascot.

As the main goal of NBA FIT is to encourage physical activity and healthy living for children and families through programs and events. The 2-hour long NBA Fit clinic will go around other Metro Manila schools as part of NBA Fit Philippines 2011 and will culminate in a NBA Fit Challenge finals at the SM Mall of Asia on August 6. Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra will lead the NBA Fit activities again this year as NBA Fit’s Ambassador to the Philippines. Above, NBA Asia Country Manager Carlo Singson (third from right) with Don Bosco-Mandaluyong rector Fr. Martin Macasaet (second from right) and other Don Bosco sports officials.

Jonah Crescini, a college sophomore at Don Bosco Technical College in Mandaluyong, emerged as the fittest and fastest Bosconian during the NBA Fit Clinic in the male-dominated Salesian school yesterday, the first day of NBA Fit Philippines 2011. Jonah and four other high-performing male Bosconians will compete with the Best 5 performers of other schools that NBA Fit will visit to spread the NBA’s gospel of health and wellness from July 25 to August 7. Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra will lead the NBA Fit activities again this year as NBA Fit’s Ambassador to the Philippines.

YES! reveals list of Top 20 Endorsers this August!!

It is no longer enough for today’s celebrities to know how to sing, dance, and act. There is a new barometer that measures how brightly one’s star shines—endorsements. Today’s celebrities must have a significant clout among consumers, influencing them not only to want to be like them, but also to want to use the products they endorse.

This August, YES! brings back its list of the Top 20 celebrity endorsers. First released in 2008, the YES! List of Top 20 Endorsers still collects the insights of advertising and marketing practitioners in the country and talent managers in local showbiz.

YES! ups the ante this year by also revealing the cumulative earnings of each star from their endorsements in 2010 and early 2011. YES! says, “While [we are] still using multiple sources, impartial investigation, and disintegrated computation, our educated guesses have become more mathematical in fact.”

Maintaining her top spot is queen of all media, Kris Aquino. Manager Deo Endrinal says of his ward’s deep connection with consumers, “Kris has never been afraid to share her interior life. She has always been transparent… [and] there is always an attempt at authenticity.”

Other stars who also made it to the list are John Lloyd Cruz, Kim Chiu, Sarah Geronimo, Marian Rivera, and Dingdong Dantes. See also how this year’s list compares to the 2008 list, with stars dropping out of the list and new stars taking their place.

Find out who else made it to the list by grabbing a copy of the August issue of YES!, which also features the kitchens of Regine Velasquez, Richard Gomez, and Janice de Belen. YES! is available in newsstands, bookstores and supermarkets nationwide for only P100.

You can also become a fan of YES! on Facebook via A digital version of YES! is available for international subscribers, visit for subscription details.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

NBA FIT high-kicks with school tour

Get ready as the NBA FIT brings you the NBA’s global comprehensive health and wellness program that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families through programs and events – high-kicks its 2011 program with a school tour around Metro Manila from July 25 to August 3.

Don Bosco Technical College of Mandaluyong and Lyceum of the Philippines will be the first two schools to experience the NBA’s high-energy outreach campaign in this year’s new, expanded NBA Fit scenario tomorrow (July 25, 2011). 

Followed by FEU-FERN and Notre Dame of Greater Manila on July 26, Rizal Technological University and Pasig Catholic College on July 27, La Consolacion College Manila and Jose Rizal University on July 28, St. Vincent High School and University of the Philippines on July 29, SM Mega Mall on July 30 and 31, National University on August 1, Rizal High School on August 2, Emilio Aguinaldo College and Immaculate Conception Academy on August 3.

NBA Fit challenges, mass exercise activities, nutrition seminars and skills demonstrations will fill the two hour-long sessions, with the entire student body expected to join the activity. Winners of the NBA Fit Challenges per school will compete in a final showdown at the SM Mall of Asia on August 6. NBA Asia Head of Basketball Operations Jama Mahlalela leads the fitness and game challenges, assisted by school coaches.

The school clinics also expand to the malls on July 30 and 31 and August 5. Fully endorsed by the Department of Health and supported by Energen, Gatorade and Air 21, NBA Fit aims to communicate, educate and motivate all Filipinos to take up an overall healthier lifestyle to combat modern-day ills such as obesity, illness, malnutrition and early aging.

Filipino-American Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra – an NBA Fit team member and NBA Fit Ambassador to the Philippines -- will arrives in Manila August 1 with his Heat coaching staff to lead a special NBA-style basketball camp for elite athletes of the Energen Philippine Under-16 National Team.

"The Voice" hottest new show from AXN premiere this August!!

A singing competition where looks don't matter. This is the innovative format of the newest show coming first and exclusively from AXN. "The Voice" format features the three stages of competition; the first begins with blind audition, then the competition enters into a battle phrase, and finally, the live performance. Only one will be named "The Voice" - and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract and $100,000. 

Hosted by Carson Daly (Last Call with Carson Daly, Jimmy Kimmel’s Live!), The Voice boasts a cast of four A-list celebrity judges – Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, rapper-crooner Cee Lo Green, R&B diva Christina Aguilera and country singer Blake Shelton who have sold more than 70 million albums combined – fronting the show as coaches. They must each pick a team of eight singers from the blind auditions (where if more than one coach spins around, the contestant gets to pick) and personally mentor each of them, before whittling the 32 singers down to 16 for the battle rounds. Each coach has a high stake in the game, with bragging rights accorded to whoever has the overall winner in their team. 

Featuring an all-star panel of coaches: (from left; Blake Shelton, Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green (Gnaris Barkley). 

The Voice has proven itself to be more than a gimmick, as the only new show this season on a major US broadcast network whose ratings rose 10% for its second episode, as compared to its premiere episode which drew in 11.8 million viewers, a big draw especially for the younger 18-34 demographic. As the Los Angeles Times summed it up, “what makes The Voice worth watching, in addition to the clever conceit, is the chemistry among the judges, and the stories.” Indeed, no reality show can ask for a more entertaining bunch of judges than the four, who bounced banter off one another and elicited chuckles with their antics in wooing each contestant to join their team. Aguilera, for one, flirted blatantly with a good-looking male contestant by asking him to first take off his hat, then his pants.

What also sets The Voice apart from other singing competition reality shows is the level of genuine involvement the coaches have with their team members, pushing them on to realize their best potential. The contestants get to learn from their mentor’s showbiz experience and even get the rare chance to perform together as equals on stage! As Aguilera explained at The Voice’s press conference in Los Angeles recently, “There is no good and bad. This isn’t about tearing people down. I want to bring these people up. The Voice really does stand for what it says.”  The battle rounds is also when voting opens up to the viewers, where each iTunes purchase counts as a vote for the contestant. The emerging victor receives US$100,000 and a record deal.

From ages 16 to 42, the contestants are an incredible mix in their musical styles and ethnicities – expect a blues-rock chick in her forties with a shaved head and neck tattoos, an African American raised by white Mormon parents and topped with a striking Afro, to a controversial former Idol contestant and even a folksy duo, a married couple who auditioned for the show as a team!

Episode one opened with a rousing group performance of Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy by all four coaches, certainly a sign of more such fan treats to come. Also to look out for in the show are Cee Lo’s elaborate costume getups (think red robes with spiked shoulder pads!), the chemistry between the coaches and contestants, as well as the friendly, sizzling competition especially between Aguilera and Levine in the blind auditions. Sunday nights will never be lacklustre again, when AXN  kick starts its two-hour broadcast of The Voice this August! Sit back, relax and like the judges, listen with your very own ears. We guarantee that the amazing calibre of contestants in The Voice will blow you away!

Congrats to AXN for coming out of this new show for sure it'll hit!!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Let's hit Britney Spears "I Wanna Go" online contest!!

Missing Britney Spears? Well,  here's your chance to be reunited with her by these fabulous prizes giving away by SONY MUSIC PHILIPPINES and

These are the prizes that for sure you'll love.   1 Britney Spears 'Curious' 30ml Fragrance (bottle),  1 pair of official Britney Hold it Againts Me his-&-her pendant, 1 Britney Spears My Prerogative Greatest Hits DVD

The mechanics is made very easy for guys, all you have to do is;
  • Go to SonyMusicPh and Facebook page and press "LIKE" to get more  update of their page. 
  • Then grab your camera and make a pose of best "Britney Spears" or "I Wanna Go" and  
  • Upload a photo inspired look at's  fan page wall. The picture can be a group or a solo pic.
  • Only 1 picture entry is allowed per person.
  • Photo Entries will be judged by a Sony Music representative and Mr. Mix of Everything
  • The winner will be announced in facebook fan page on August 2, 2011
  • The winner will then be contacted and emailed on how to claim their prize. 
  • Hurry and upload that picture now!!Contest is until July 31, 2011only.!!!

Check out this latest video of Britney Spears and get inspired. Enjoy and 
Good luck for you!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Captain America is my "Star Spangled Man"

Captain America is a fictional character,  a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.  Captain America was ranked 6th on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes in 2011.

Since then,  the character has been featured in several other films and television series,  the most recent being Captain America: The First Avenger,  scheduled for release on July 22, 2011.  

Here's the trailer of the Captain America: The First Avenger.

I like the story that after being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals. Ooh and I love his transformation. I admire his determination to be part of military services, despite of discriminating him with his physical looks. I can't wait to see the full movie.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Successful NBA 3-on-3 with Horace Grant!!!

Four-time NBA Champion, All Star and NBA Legend Horace Grant and the New York Knicks City Dancers were in town recently as the NBA celebrities of the first-ever NBA 3-on-3 Philippines 2011 presented by Sprite. 

Besides exciting on-court competitions, NBA fun games and skills challenges, one of the highlights of the event was an NBA Cares Basketball Clinic that Grant conducted among Pasay City kids at the Pasay City Sports Complex. Over 100 boy and girls playing in barangay leagues in Pasay participated in the event. 

Above, the former Chicago Bull and LA Laker teaches a Pasay City kid the importance of defense at the clinic. The National Basketball Association through its NBA Cares program initiates social responsibility campaigns and extends the NBA's efforts to help communities around the globe.

NBA FIT returns to promote Health and Wellness !!!

Mark your calendar from July 27 to August 7, 2011, as the NBA FIT second edition here in the  Philippines will take place.

NBA FIT is the league's global comprehensive health and wellness program that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families through programs and events. As the two-week program aims to educate individuals and families on the physical, mental and emotional benefits of healthy living, as well as motivating and inspiring kids and adults to live healthier lives through a variety of events and activities.

NBA FIT Philippines 2011 is fully endorsed by the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) and will feature Filipino-American Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, who led his team to the NBA Finals this season. Spoelstra, an NBA FIT team member and NBA Ambassador of the Philippines, will be assisted by some of his Heat coaching staff, as well as local health and wellness experts and celebrities.

NBA FIT programming will include the following elements during the two week event:

NBA FIT Clinics – Held at grade schools, high schools, universities, and shopping malls, these interactive health seminars will focus on three keys to a healthier lifestyle — regular physical activity, better daily nutrition, and smart personal health choices. Fans can take part in various health tests, enjoy healthy cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs and take part in the NBA FIT Challenge, a timed fitness obstacle course with chances to win great NBA prizes.  Participants with the best times from the tour will be eligible to participate in the grand finale of the NBA FIT Clinics at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on August 6th, 2011. The NBA has set a goal for 10,000 fans to make their own commitment to healthy living by signing an NBA FIT Pledge.

NBA FIT Development Camp Spoelstra and Heat assistant coaches David Fizdale and Chad Kammerer, will lead a basketball camp for the Energen Philippine Under-16 National Team, which is currently preparing for the FIBA-Asia Under-16 Championships in October. The camp will be hosted by the Araneta Center at the world-famous Araneta Coliseum on August 5, 2011.  Gatorade will conduct advanced hydration “sweat tests” that can help educate and prepare the participants for future competitions.  Spoelstra will also lead a coaching clinic for coaches from the Basketball Federation of the Philippines and from National Capital Region high schools and colleges, who will also be invited to observe the camp. 

Celebrity NBA FIT Challenge – Following the NBA FIT Development Camp, 16 celebrities from the entertainment and sports world will be divided into four teams to see who can complete the NBA FIT Challenge in the quickest possible time. The winning team will win autographed prizes for their favorite charity.

NBA FIT Fun Run presented by Air21 – The second annual NBA FIT fun run, co-organized by the NBA and RunRio, the premier race organizer in the Philippines, will be held on August 7, 2011 at the Fort Bonifacio Global City.  Approximately 6,000 runners are expected to participate in the run.  Distances include 3K, 5K, 10K and the newly added 21K.  For registration details, log on to