Sunday, October 28, 2012

Artista Academy Winners

"The Artista Chick of Mandaluyong", Sophie Albert and the "Singing Hunk of Pampanga", Vin Abrenica emerge as winners of TV5's Artista Academy. Albert bested fellow female contenders, Chanel Morales and Shaira Mae while Abrenica triumphed over Mark Neumann and Akihiro Blanco.

The best actor and best actress would each receive P10 million worth of cash and prizes, a condominium unit at Lakefront Parañaque City, a brand new Toyota Innova, and a P5 million peso management contract from TV5.

Forty percent of their final grade was based on accumulated average from the past 3 weeks, another forty percent from their live performance during the awards night and twenty percent from text votes. Their live performances were judged by resident judges Mac Alejandre, Gelli de Belen, Lorna Tolentino and Artista Academy principal, Wilma Galvante.

The awards night was held last night, October 27, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Miss International 2012 Winners

Miss International 2012 coronation night has just announced its 52nd winner of the crown. Succeeding last year's winner, Maria Fernanda Cornejo of Ecuador, is Ikumi Yoshimatsu from Japan. Yoshimatsu bested 68 other contestants from different countries to take home the prestigious crown. She was also named Miss Photogenic in the said event.

Completing the top 5 were Vivii Suominen from Finland who won first runner-up, Sri Lanka's Madush Mayadunne, second runner-up, Dominican Republic's Melody Mir Jimenez and Paraguay's Nicole Huber.

The event was held on Sunday, October 21, 2012 in Okinawa, Japan. Yoshimatsu from Japan won the prestigious title.

Miss International 2012 results(awards and winners):

  • Miss International 2012: Japan - Ikumi Yoshimatsu
  • 1st Runner-up: Finland - Viivi Suominen
  • 2nd Runner-up: Sri Lanka - Madusha Mayadunne
  • 3rd Runner-up: Dominican Republic - Melody Mir
  • 4th Runner-up: Paraguay - Nicole Huber

Top 15 Finalists
  • Brazil - Rafaela Butarelli
  • Colombia - Melissa Varon
  • Haiti - Anedie Azael
  • India - Rochelle Maria Rao
  • Mexico - Jessica Garcia Formenti
  • Namibia - Paulina Malulu
  • Philippines - Nicole Schmitz
  • United Kingdom - Alize Lily Mounter
  • USA - Amanda Renee Delgado
  • Venezuela - Blanca Aljibes

Special Awards
  • Miss Friendship: Mauritius ? Ameeksha Dilchand
  • Miss Photogenic: Japan ? Ikumi Yoshimatsu
  • Miss Talent: Russia ? Ekaterina Meglinskaia
  • Best National Costume: Honduras ? Nicole Velasquez
  • Miss Internet: Myanmar ? Nang Khin Zay Yar
  • Miss JOICEF: Haiti - Anedie Azael

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Ceres Buses Launch FREE WI-FI for Passengers

In this modern era, competition among the bus market industry has become so tough that bus operators tend to think of better ways to lure passengers. This has led Ceres Bus Liner to deploy and offer free Wi-Fi services in its air-conditioned bus units in order to provide the riding public an improved "bus-riding experience".

According to Ceres Bus Liner branch manager Anselmo Ambos Jr., "If we can't compete with the price (because it's regulated), we can compete with the service to sustain the patronage of the riding public".

He also said that the company realized that Wi-Fi services have become a requirement for many customers. "This is one way of returning the favor to the public while at the same time setting ourselves different from other bus companies," Ambos said.

Initial Wi-Fi services were deployed to air-conditioned bus units travelling to southern Cebu and 12 of 20 air-conditioned bus units travelling to northern Cebu. Wi-Fi speeds are of up to 3.5 mbps to 41 of 85. Of the 253 Ceres Bus Liner buses, the company's goal is to have all air-conditioned buses Wi-Fi ready by the end of this year. They are also considering the possibility of setting-up Wi-Fi services in non-aircon buses.

Ceres has placed stickers on buses with Wi-Fi connections. Good news is that there would be no additional charges or increases in bus fares for the new feature according to Ambos.

Cebu was one of the priority cities for Wi-Fi deployment, along with Batangas, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro City and Davao because of its growing market.

The Ceres Bus Liner is operated by Vallacar Transit Inc., which is managed by the Bacolod- based Yanson Group of Bus Companies, the same company that manages Rural Transit of Mindanao and Bachelor Express Inc. for Mindanao and Ceres Tours in Luzon.

Source: Sunstar Cebu

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

October 26 is a Holiday

Good news for Pinoys who complained of fewer holidays this year. They now have a reason to celebrate as a long weekend for the last week of October is coming.

Proclamation No. 488 states that, "Eidul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam,". So the Palace has declared Friday, October 26, 2012, a regular holiday in celebration of the Islamic feast of Eidul Adha or Feast of Sacrifice. The date of the festival is based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia's highest religious body, adding that Oct. 26 was recommended by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos. This announcement raises the number of long weekends this year totaling to four, whilst Proclamation 459 declares 17 holidays.

Under the Labor department's pay rules, employees not working on regular holidays are still entitled to 100 percent of their regular daily rate,  "provided that they were present, or were on leave with pay on the workday immediately preceding the holiday."

Meanwhile, employees who work on a regular holiday that also fall on their rest days will be entitled to 200 percent of the daily rate for the first eight hours and an additional 30 percent for additional hours.

Source: Yahoo News

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Funny Cybercrime Law Meme

This post is taken from a facebook page and I want to share it with you. This ones a funny side of the controversial Cybercrime Law that was recently passed this year.

Things that the Cybercrime Act should cover, too:
  1. Vanity shots. Bawal mag-upload ng 3 albums worth of photos na puro fez mo lang! Feel kitang i-report! Nag-headband lang 75 photos agad dapat?
  2. After-jerjer cuddling photos. Wag mag-upload ng pics nyo ng jowa mo kung saan obvious na wala kayong saplot! Hindi handa ang sambayanan sa bedsheets niyong madumi. Sumulat kayo kay Xerex at magtanong kung kelan sya magkakaroon ng website.
  3. Mga mahilig makipag-away in English na karumal-dumal ang grammar. "I'm can never jealous of a slut like you. Your such a trying hard!"
  4. TMI (Too Much Information) Attack - "ang lakas ng regla ko today..", "haizt maghapon akong nagtatae sakit na ng pwet ko.."
  5. Emo 24/7 - "guys ang sakit may mahal na siyang iba..", "fb friends gusto ko na mamatay..", "haizz miss ko na siya pero di ko sasabihin kung sino", "guys umiiyak ako ngayon (insert photo)"
  6. Jejemon posts - EoWH pFouH kUyAh uzTah pFouH jAn jEjEjE aCoh pFouh aUz aMan wAzuP pFouH NuH pFouH 3p nYoh JAn tAwA muCh jEjEjE = RECLUSION PERPETUA

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