Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Derek Ramsay and Angelica Panganiban Photo Scandal

PUMUTOK KAMAKAILAN ANG balitang tinapos na nina Derek Ramsay at Angelica Panganiban ang kanilang three-year relationship. Ang pagiging selosa raw kasi ni Angel ang naging ugat ng kanilang paghihiwalay.

Derek and Angel, however, vehemently denied the rumor. Nagkatampuhan lang daw sila ng ilang araw. “All relationships have problems. Angel and I had some problems but it’s not third party, not pagseselos,” Derek clarified. He admitted that they both needed some time for themselves pero naayos naman daw ito matapos nilang mag-usap.

Derek detonated four explosive issues hurled at him during the interview.

First, totoo bang selosa si Angel? Iyakin pero hindi raw selosa ang kanyang girlfriend.

Second, binigyang-linaw niya ang kanyang kumalat na larawan kasama ang isang non-showbiz girl. The lady in question is Derek’s friend and their photo was taken in Cebu during the Sinulog Festival. “I have lots of pictures like that. Fans would ask you kung pwedeng pa-picture na hinahalikan mo ako. I’ll do it coz it’s harmless.”

Third, Derek clarified the issue that he often fetches Saida Diola, a member of a noontime show dance group, at Broadway Centrum. He apologized to Saida for being dragged into the controversy. Pinabulaanan din ni Derek ang balitang binigyan niya ito ng diamond ring.

Fourth, nagsalita siya tungkol sa diumano’y muli nilang pagkikita ng ex-girlfriend na si Solenn Heusaff. “I haven’t seen Solenn for a long time. Communication wise, a text or two but it’s been months.”

Tama si Derek nang sabihin niya na hindi lang ang mga pagsubok na ito ang posible nilang harapin ni Angel sa kanilang relasyon. Ngayon pa lang ay iniintriga nang hindi boto ang pamilya ni Derek kay Angel. “Hindi makikipagplastikan ang pamilya ko sa isang taong hindi nila gusto. If that’s the case, just leave my family out kasi they’re really honest and good people,” depensa ni Derek.

The success of any romantic relationship is a joint effort. Sabi nga, it takes two to tango. Paano ka sasabay sa mabilis, mabagal, romantiko at nakahihilong sayaw ng pag-ibig? At paano kung ikaw ay napagod na,

how do you keep the love burning?

Derek and Angel are both busy with their respective projects. Mapapanood si Derek sa Habang May Buhay samantalang si Angel ay nasa Banana Split at Rubi. Pero gaya ng ibang couples na in-love, wala pa bang planong magpakasal nina Derek and Angel? Balitang nasalo ni Angel ang bouquet sa wedding ng kanyang best friend. Magkatotoo kaya sa kanya ang paniniwala nating mga Pinoy na kung sinuman ang makasalo ng bridal flower ay siya ang susunod na ikakasal? Abangan.

Kaibigan, usap tayo muli!

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man."

RICKY'S BLOG ENTRY. Narito ang kabuuan ng blog entry ni Ricky kung saan ipinagtapat niya ang kanyang tunay na pagkatao:

"I personally believe that being gay does not define who a person is, yet, one should not deny its significance. To reveal to the world that one is gay is not for all, but to those who choose to do so usually experience a certain feeling of freedom and excitement for life's fullness.

"A few months ago I decided to write my memoirs, a project I knew was going to bring me closer to an amazing turning point in my life. From the moment I wrote the first phrase I was sure the book was the tool that was going to help me free myself from things I was carrying within me for a long time. Things that were too heavy for me to keep inside. Writing this account of my life, I got very close to my truth. And this is something worth celebrating.

"For many years, there has been only one place where I am in touch with my emotions fearlessly and that's the stage. Being on stage fills my soul in many ways, almost completely. It's my vice. The music, the lights and the roar of the audience are elements that make me feel capable of anything. This rush of adrenaline is incredibly addictive. I don't ever want to stop feeling these emotions. But it is serenity that brings me to where I'm at right now. An amazing emotional place of comprehension, reflection and enlightenment. At this moment I'm feeling the same freedom I usually feel only on stage, without a doubt, I need to share.

"Many people told me: "Ricky it's not important", "it's not worth it", "all the years you've worked and everything you've built will collapse", "many people in the world are not ready to accept your truth, your reality, your nature". Because all this advice came from people who I love dearly, I decided to move on with my life not sharing with the world my entire truth. Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions.

"If someone asked me today, "Ricky, what are you afraid of?" I would answer "the blood that runs through the streets of countries at war...child slavery, terrorism...the cynicism of some people in positions of power, the misinterpretation of faith." But fear of my truth? Not at all! On the contrary, It fills me with strength and courage. This is just what I need especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who with their outlook teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment.

"These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed.

"What will happen from now on? It doesn't matter. I can only focus on what's happening to me in this moment. The word "happiness" takes on a new meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every word that I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance, detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my inner peace and vital part of my evolution.

"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am."!/pages/kapuso/340693612063

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sino si Pepito Manaloto?


Ngayong Sabado, makikilala na natin si Pepito Manaloto. Mapapanood na natin ang kanyang mga unique experiences sa buhay at kung bakit tinawag itong first ever reality sitcom ng GMA. Text by Loretta G. Ramirez. Photos courtesy of GMA Network

Sa set ng Bubble Gang hinarap ni Michael V ang para sa isang exclusive interview. We were really curious to know kung ano itong bagong show niya at kung sino ba talaga si Pepito Manaloto.

stars"Pepito Manaloto is a tale of discovery and exploration. 'Yung central character, si Pepito Manaloto ay isang mahirap na nanalo sa lotto ng isang napakalaking halaga at hindi niya alam kung anong gagawin dun," ang kuwento ni Bitoy sa amin.

"Meron tumulong sa kanya, si Carmina [Villaroel], si Maricar doon sa series, at siya 'yung parang nagi-introduce kay Pepito sa lifestyle of the rich and famous. Now as we go along with the story, every episode, may nadidiskubreng bago si Pepito at ang kanyang pamilya na hindi niya natikman o hindi niya naranansan noong mahirap pa siya."

And the story will proceed from there kaya nga siguro tinawag itong reality sitcom na kaunaunahan sa history ng Philippine television.

Kasama ni Bitoy dito si Manilyn Reynes, who will play the role of his wife Elsa, Ronnie Henares bilang kaaway ni Pepito na si Tommy Diones, John Feir as Pepito's best friend Patrick and Joshua Pineda, ang anak ni Pepito na si Chito, and with the special participation of veteran actor Freddie Webb.

This new show is an original brainchild of Bitoy, who is also one of GMA Network's creative directors. Pepito Manaloto is under the direction of well-respected director Bert de Leon.

Kaya naman don't miss the pilot episode of Pepito Manaloto this Saturday, March 20 on GMA's Sabado Star Power.