8 Pesos Jeepney Fare to take effect on February 2, 2011

After the taxi fare increase during the start of the year, another burden to regular PUV (public utility vehicles) commuters is about to take effect this month of February.

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approved the P8 jeepney fare in Manila which is P1 more than the current rate of P7. The provincial P1 jeepney fare increase was also approved by the Board. The said fare hikes will take effect on Wednesday, February 2, 2011.

Via Inquirer, Manuel Iway, an LTFRB board member, released the following statements:

“The provisional increase was granted because the board took judicial notice that the prices of goods have been going up, as well as the cost of maintaining jeepney operations, affecting the livelihood of operators.”
, Iway said.

While the interest of the public is still the main concern, we must also protect the rights of the jeepney operators, who are serving vital industries,” Iway added.

Pasang Masda and the Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines were the people behind the request of the newly approved jeepney fare hike.

Oyo Boy, Kristine Wedding Video

If you happen to have read on my post about the prenuptial video of Oyo Boy Sotto and Kristine Hermosa, you might have noticed that the video was set to private. This was according to the request of the couple. But after some days, finally they allowed their fans to view their pre-wedding video.

Not only that. The official wedding video of Oyo and Kristine was also made public. Check out Oyo and Kristine's wedding video below:

According to their videographers, Oyo Boy especially requested to use Howie Day's Collide as background music for the video. A bad news to their fans, the couple also made a request on a vows-free video which according to witnesses were sweet and funny.

"Oyo made one request the day before the wedding, that we use Howie Day’s Collide on their SDE. The exact same song used in Tin’s march.

Tin, on the other hand, wanted the SDE soundbites and vows-free. A bummer for those who weren’t there, the two did exchange some sweet and funny words that day. But like I said, they got exactly what they wanted." says Threelogy Video Corporation, the official wedding videographer of Oyo and Kristine.

Once again, you can check the prenuptial video HERE.

Angel Locsin receives a nomination from an International Award-Giving Body again!

Not so long ago that the beautiful Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin was recognized for her acting prowess by the Emmy's in Hollywood. And once again, the Lobo lead received a nomination from an international award-giving body, this time, the Shorty Awards 2011 (considered as the Oscars of Twitter writers). Angel is nominated in the Best Twitter Celebrity category.

Angel Locsin is competing against various stars from all-over the world including Brazilian singer/songwriter Ivete Sangalo (@ivetesangalo), Canadian actor Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion), Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte (@ClaudiaLeitte), British actor/writer/director Stephen Fry (@stephenfry), and Canadian actor David Hewlett (@dhewlett).

There is also another Filipino nominated for this year's Shorty Awards. Daniel Razon (@DanielRazon) also made it to the list of nominees in the Best Journalist category.

The 2011 Shorty Awards will be held on March 3, 2011 at the Times Center in the New York Times Building.

Misa Campo spices up February 2011 Issue of FHM Philippines

Another certified hot babe is gracing FHM's cover! The famous car show model Misa Campo is covering FHM Philippines' February 2011 issue.

Born Michika Devieux, the 23 year-old Filipino-Dutch model was born and raised in Canada and is now based in the US. She has been featured and covered various men's and sports magazines including Maxim (USA) and Uno (Philippines).

Here is what FHM Philippines says about their sexy February 2011 issue Covergirl, Misa Ocampo:

Believe it, it's true!

Two things you need to know about FHM Philippines February 2011 cover babe Misa Campo: First, she’s Pinay. Second, the famous car show model in the US has long hit it big on the internet. One thing you might want to know is that like you, we’ve been crushing on this babe for a very long time.
If you think we’re being a tad too eager and a hair too excited, well, that’s ‘cause we are.

FHM staffers have been crushing on Misa ever since we chanced upon this car show model on the internet one lousy, lazy day a lifetime ago.

Soon, FHM staffers were competing against each other, looking for the best photos to turn into a screensaver, a wallpaper, a slide show even.

She gave us a jolt that lousy lazy afternoon; she’s giving us a jolt now.

Pretty packed for the quickie that is the 28-day February! What you waiting for? Grab a copy today!

A Happy Sunday

I got so much to be thankful for, today. Firstly, I was able to wake up early to exercise a bit. I usually wake up late on Sundays. Good thing my phone's alarm clock worked this time. Most of the time it doesn't since it does not wake me up. (Yeah, I am blaming the phone... Haha)

Secondly, I arrived at the Church just minutes before it started. Glad I was not late and was able to take a comfortable seat beside a gorgeous being... (Nagkataon lang po... I don't usually attend the mass to flirt... But I also do sometimes, though... Toinks... Nyahaha)

Lastly, I am grateful that I decided to pay my internet bills today since the cute cashier was on duty. (Oh damn! How lovely are those eyes! Wahehe)

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Photos of Shirtless Justin Bieber hit the Web!

Supposedly to be sent to his girlfriend Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber's photos while posing shirtless have been circulating the web, recently.

Laramag reports that while doing a shoot, Justin Bieber asked his stylist to take some pictures of him using a Blackberry phone while half-naked to be later sent to his girlfriend, Selena Gomez. But obviously, the shirtless Justin Bieber pictures ended up in the internet.

Justin was talking to the stylist, asking her to take sexy pictures of him for his girlfriend. He was just being cute about it, joking around, but he definitely wanted to look good for this girl. He never said the name Selena, but we knew who it was.”

More shirtless Justin Bieber photos below:

Credits to Laramag for the Justin Bieber Shirtless Photos... :D

Shaina Magdayao calls Ruffa Gutierrez at 2AM!

It seems like beauty queen Ruffa Gutierrez is still not out of the picture of John Lloyd Cruz - Shaina Magdayao love affair. A new intriguing issue is buzzing around the web and papers that John Lloyd's ex-girlfriend Ruffa received a call from Shaina in the middle of the night at exactly 2 in the morning!

The above photo is from an old issue but may be related to this one. Credits to the owner of the pic. :D

And take note, according to reports, Shaina was said to be crying while talking to Ruffa on the phone!

Tweetbiz host Tim Yap confirmed the incident saying that he received a response via text message from Ruffa after he asked her about the issue.

"Realllyyy? Who said?? Yes she called but I were half asleep next to my girls (hellow it was 2 am!) so I couldn't talk. Simply told her that if she had a problem...to go ask JL not me. That's all I'm gonna say Timmie. Pasensya na. Kaloka!" the SMS message reads.

Star Magic who is handling Shaina also released a short statement confirming Ruffa and Shaina talking on the phone:

"Yes, it's true. The ladies had a private and cordial talk." according to Star Magic.

Ruffa did not reveal what was Shaina's reason of calling so late. She only said:

"For those waiting for my pasabog or tell-all...I'm soooo sorry to disappoint you but it's not gonna happen. You can wonder & guess all you want, give your blatant opinions, sweet or violent reactions but at the end of the day tweeties it's our lives, our happiness & frankly none of anyone business." Ruffa posted on Twitter.

What could Shaina's reason for calling in the middle of the night possibly be? Are John Lloyd and Shaina having problems in their relationship? Feel free to comment below.. :D

Bruno Mars Manila/Cebu Concert Ticket Prices

(Update: Cebu Concert Ticket Prices now revealed!)

Finally they're out!

Here are the ticket prices of the most anticipated concert of Bruno Mars in Cebu and Manila, Philippines this April!

Bruno Mars Concert Ticket Prices (Araneta):

PATRON (Reserved Seating) 6150
LOWER BOX (Reserved Seating) 5280
UPPER BOX A (Reserved Seating) 3710

The Bruno Mars Live: The Doo-Wops & Hooligans Tour in Manila will be held at the Araneta Coliseum on April 8, 2011. For inquires you may contact Ticketnet Hotline at 911-5555.

Bruno Mars Concert Ticket Prices (Waterfront Hotel, Cebu):


Meanwhile the Cebu Concert will take place first on April 7, 2011 at the Waterfront Hotel. For tickets you can call:

Waterfront Cebu: +(6332) 282-6888 Local BRUNOMARS

Hotline: +63922-8731043


Eastwest Bank gives P2000 worth of Nike Park apparel to every new Credit Card Registrant

I saw this in Nuffnang,

"Applying for a credit card has never been this rewarding! Get a new EastWest Bank Credit Card and grab FREE P2,000 worth of Nike Park apparel! To qualify, simply spend an accumulated amount of at least P5,000 on your new EastWest Bank Credit Card. And if that doesn’t sound easy enough, you can actually apply online!"

I wonder if other banks have similar promos. :D Just sharing... :D

Palawan, Philippines makes it to National Geographic's "20 Best Trips of 2011" list

The National Geographic Traveler editors recently released their list of 20 best destinations to consider in 2011. The beautiful island of Palawan, Philippines made it to the list!

Qouting NatGeo:

"Palawan’s limestone karst cliffs, coral atolls, mangrove forests, sugar-white sandy beaches, and extensive fringing reefs create one of the Philippines' most biodiverse terrestrial and marine environments. Designated as a fish and wildlife sanctuary in 1967, the Philippines' largest (in total land area) province encompasses nearly 1,240 miles (1,995 kilometers) of coastline stretching across 1,768 islands."

Yeah, I heard so much about Palawan. For sure, I'll be packing for a trip to El Nido one of these days if I can have time and money.. It's been my long time dream to visit this marvelous place... :D

By the way, you can check NatGeo's article on Palawan HERE.

Jasmine Curtis, Chalk Magazine February 2011 Issue Covergirl

The lovely younger sister of actress and host Anne Curtis, Jasmine Curtis who recently signed a contract with the Kapatid Network, TV5, is the cover of the February 2011 issue of Chalk Magazine.

The showbiz newcomer looks very sweet in the cover. Jasmine Curtis is indeed as gorgeous as her sister. Will she be a brighter star than Anne? A long way to go, but one thing is for certain she got the face! Agree??? :D

Sarah Geronimo, Gerald Anderson's new movie "Just The Way You Are" in the works!

Update: The new title of the movie is "Catch Me I'm In Love".

An interesting team up of the Pop/Box-Office Princess Sarah Geronimo and Action Drama Prince Gerald Anderson is currently being cooked. Yes, the two Kapamilya stars are working on their first movie together entitled, "Just The Way You Are".

The taping of the new movie started without a title and now it has been revealed and confirmed by a blog that "Just The Way You Are" will be its title.

Hmmmmm... What do you think about it, guys? How does the title appeal to you?

And since we witnessed on the axed TV show "Idol" that Sarah-Sam and Sarah-Coco weren't successful pair ups, do you think Sarah-Gerald loveteam would work this time around?

I also wonder if Bruno Mars who is coming to Philippines for a concert will be recording his song with the same title for the movie... :D

Check out the details of Bruno Mars' Concert in Manila and Cebu this April HERE.

2011 University of Santo Tomas Entrance Test (USTET) Results released!

The results of the University of Santo Tomas Entrance Test (USTET) 2011 is now accessible on the official website of the UST Office of Student Admissions starting today, January 27, 2011.

One must enter his/her applicant number and surname to determine whether he/she passed the said exam. So if you took the 2011 USTET prepare those info and enter them HERE.

Daniel Matsunaga Elevator Video is for Veet Commercial

If you happen to be one of those who reacted negatively since you thought someone was cheating as evidenced by the "Daniel Matsunaga Elevator Scandal" video you saw, well, you got it all wrong. The "Daniel Matsunaga Elevator Video" which shows the Kapuso hunk "flirting" with a girl inside an elevator is only a part of an upcoming commercial of a hair removal product, Veet.

The Manila Standard Today columnist, Harold Geronimo confirmed via his Twitter account that the Daniel Matsunaga Youtube Video is for the new ad of the product.

"Daniel Matsunaga & Heart Evangelista confirmed elevator video is a viral material for Veet. It will be announced tomorrow (Thursday) thru an ad. Hehe" Geronimo tweeted.

So chillax guys... :D... Expect to watch the new TVC these coming days. :D

You can check the Daniel Matsunaga Elevator Video HERE.

Vanessa Hudgens dethrones Britney Spears as Candie's Queen

After two years of reigning the ad campaigns of the Candie's brand, Britney Spears is making way for the High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens. Yes, Fil-Am Hudgens has been chosen as the new face of Candies.

It seems like Britney Spears was all ready to pass on her crown. In fact, she posted in her Twitter account,

"So fun being a Candie's Girl! Look out for the @Candiesbrand pics of their new girl, Vanessa Hudgens!" Spears tweeted.

Check out Vanessa Hudgens' sexy photo for the company HERE.

Half-Filipino Hailee Steinfield gets a Best Supporting Actress nomination in Oscars

Another great talent of Filipino roots is making the country proud after being nominated for a Best Supporting Actress award in the prestigious Oscar Awards 2011.

The 14-year old Hollywood actress Hailee Steinfield played the role of Mattie Ross in the movie True Grit. Her mother Cheri is Filipino-American and is an interior designer. While his dad Peter is Jewish and works as a personal fitness trainer.

For Philippine viewers, you can watch the live telecast of the 83rd Academy Awards or the 2011 Oscars on ABS-CBN at 10pm on February 28, 2011.

Check out the trailer of Hailee Steinfield's movie, True Grit HERE.

Aljur Abrenica, all wet and sexy on Men's Health February 2011 Issue

There seem to be a lot of good things that's happening on the career of the Star Struck alum, Aljur Abrenica. From gracing on ad campaigns to top-billing shows and now, covering a magazine which features only the sexiest men in the country on its cover.

Yes, the 2011 Machete, Aljur Abrenica is the cover of Men's Health Magazine February 2011 issue. Check out this hot cover below:

On a special feature in this issue, Aljur shares how he was able to carve his body in order to give justice to his role in his new show on the Kapuso network, Machete.

The February 2011 issue of Men's Health magazine is now available in your favorite stands and bookstores for only 140 pesos.

Daniel Matsunaga Elevator Scandal : Daniel Kissing a Girl in an Elevator Caught on CCTV?

While video hopping on Youtube, I found a controversial video containing Daniel Matsunaga in its title. It shows the Brazilian-Japanese model kissing a girl inside an elevator! I am not sure if it is really Daniel Matsunaga although the guy really shares similar features of the Kapuso hunk. The video looks like a CCTV recording and it is dated January 8, 2011.

So I searched for info about the "Daniel Matsunaga Elevator Scandal" and found out that the incident happened on a go-see last January 8, 2011. They say that Daniel was flirting one of the female models during that go-see. Some people who noticed it got suspicious and found a way to get a copy of the CCTV recording to know what happened inside the elevator.

If it is really Daniel Matsunaga, I wonder how he would explain the video to her girlfriend actress Heart Evangelista.

Watch the video below:

Update: Heart Evangelista tweeted this awhile ago:

"dont worry guys...if you saw it..somethings cooking:)"

Hmmmmm... Must be just a mere viral marketing gimmick... No wonder the kiss was hidden on the clip.. :D

Check out Heart's Twitter page HERE.

ShoutOut Level Up: Teenmates Reshuffled, New Groups Created

On last Friday's (January 22, 2011) episode of the youth-oriented variety show Shout Out, its cast were informed of a very important change in the show. Previously 4 teams, the teenmates are now grouped in three.

Here are the new groupings of the ShoutOut Cast:

ShoutOut Level Up Group 1

Benjamin De Guzman

Bianca Casado

Emman Vera

Ivan Dorschner

James Torres

Jane Oineza

Jenny Kim

Patrick Sugui

Piero Vergara

Rhap Salazar

Ryan Bang

Thara Jordana

Yen Santos

Young JV

ShoutOut Level Up Group 2

Aria Clemente

Ann Li

Devon Seron

James Reid

Joe Vargas

Linn Oeymo

Mica Caldito

Miles Ocampo

Nel Gomez

Paul Salas

Sue Dodd

Tippy Dos Santos

Tricia Santos

ShoutOut Level Up Group 3

Auriette Divina

Bret Jackson

Enrique Gil

Fretzie Bercede

Hannah Flores

Inno Martin

Jaco Benin

John Manalo

Julia Montes

Kathryn Bernardo

Kiray Celis

Kyle Amor

Makisig Morales

Mikylla Ramirez

Starting this Monday, January 24, 2011 the show will now be called Shout Out Level Up. It is still airs on Weekdays from 4:15 -4:45 PM.

Roxanne Guinoo, Elton Yap Wedding Pictures

Earlier today January 23, 2011, actress Roxanne Guinoo finally exchanged vows with businessman Elton Yap who is the father of her child born last year.

The wedding was a star-studded one. Celebrity dermatologist Vicky Belo, TV host Boy Abunda, and veteran actress Maricel Soriano were among the principal sponsors. While, Angelica Panganiban,Mariel Rodriguez, and Regine Angeles who are among Roxanne's closest friends in the show business were among the bridemaids.

Check out below some photos taken during the wedding of Roxanne Guinoo and Elton Yap:

Photo Credits: Phil Roxas via UberTwitter, Gretchen Fullido via Yfrog

For more pictures of Roxanne and Elton's wedding, you can watch a short video created by Jason Magbanua HERE.

PCSO Lotto Results - January 20, 2011 (Thursday)

I hope the American Idol Season 10 Top 40 Finalists list is real since there are Filipinos included. And I hope they could be in the Top 10, too.. :D

By the way, here are the results of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) SuperLotto 6/49, Lotto 6/42, 6Digit Lotto, Swertres Lotto, and EZ2 Lotto Draws for January 20, 2011 (Thursday):

Philippine SuperLotto 6/49
Php 24,925,298.40
Draw Date: 01/20/2011

Lotto 6/42
Php 30,747,540.60
Draw Date: 01/20/2011

Draw Date: 01/20/2011

Swertres Lotto
11:00 am: 9-3-2
4:00 pm: 2-3-7
9:00 pm: 1-4-8
Php: 4,500.oo
Draw Date: 01/20/2011

EZ2 Lotto
11am: 25-16
4pm: 02-16
9pm: 15-05
Php 4,000.00
Draw Date: 01/20/2011

Check the previous Philippine Lotto Results here

American Idol Season 10 Top 40 Finalists List Leaks

Even before the American Idol Season 10 gets to premier tonight, a list of names has been going around the web for days and it is said to be names of the Top 40 Finalists of the talent show. Check the said AI 10 Top 40 Finalists List below:

Aaron Sanders

Alexander Ryan

Ashthon Ahmirr’ Jones

Brett Loewenstern

Brittany Mazur

Casey Abrams

Chris Medina

Clint Jun Gamboa

(Michael) Colton Dixon

Deandre “Kamele” Brackensick

Erin (Eryn) Kelly

Haley Reinhart

Hollie Cavanagh

  • Age:
  • Hometown:
  • Audition City:

Jacee Chipcoon Badeaux

James Durbin

Jacob E. Lusk

Jerome Bell

Jessica Cunningham

Jimmie Allen

  • Age:
  • Hometown: Franklin, TN
  • Audition City: Nashville

John Wayne Schulz

Jordan Dorsey

Jovany Barreto

Julie Zorrilla

Karen Rodriguez

Kendra Chantelle Campbell

Lauren Alaina Suddeth

Lauren Turner

Lakeisha “Keisha Renee” Lewis

Miss Jackie Wilson

Naima Adedap

Pia Toscano

Paul McDonald

Rachel Zevita

Robbie Rosen

Scott (Scotty) McCreery

Stefano Langone

Ta-Tynisa Wilson

Thia Megia

Tim Halperin

Tiwan Strong

Clint Jun Gamboa admitted he is a Half-Noypi on Youtube... The 15 year-old Thia Megia also I believe is a Filipino since she was featured on TFC... I hope they would make it to the Top 10. I wonder if there are anymore Filipinos on American Idol Season 10. It would be much more exciting for us, right? :D

Philippine Lotto Results - January 19, 2011 (Wednesday)

I hope you'll not be careless enough to have your jackpot win be stolen away like on this Youtube video of a man stealing a laptop in a Manila restaurant.

Meanwhile, check out the results of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Grand Lotto 6/55, MegaLotto 6/45, 4Digit, Swertres Lotto, and EZ2 Lotto Draws for January 12, 2011 (Wednesday) below:

Philippine Grand Lotto 6/55
Draw Date: January 12, 2011

MegaLotto 6/45
Draw Date: January 12, 2011

Draw Date: January 12, 2011

11:00 am: 8-5-7
4:00 pm: 9-9-3
9:00 pm: 8-1-5
Draw Date: January 12, 2011

11am: 03-02
4pm: 10-11
9pm: 05-26
Draw Date: January 12, 2011

View past Philippine Lotto Results HERE