I am not familiar with this girl. Perhaps because I did not, do not and will not watch Pinoy Big Brother ; a franchise reality tv show that has its participants locked in an airconditioned house-jail in an attempt to win some million pesos. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa
Some cheeky a bit cheesy showbiz comrade sent me a viber message that made me rush to where my dentures were , popped them into my cavity and started screaming! WHAAAAATTTT???? The earth-shakin’, mind-bogglin’ news about LUIS MANZANO & JENNYLYN MERCADO’s break-up totally numbed me from chin down to my pubes! It wasn’t easy for me to calm down so easily since from the start of their relationship I only wished that they both were good enough for each other to lead them into marital bliss forever and a day. There were of course speculations of a shortlived liaison for allegedly due to several issues such as bisexuality and promiscuity [damn, you figure to whom which of which apply to]. For a while, they seemed so jelled up and romantic sparks were reportedly seen everytime they appeared together in public. But then, here it is. They have split up. Possible reasons? The usual, personality quirks that don’t jibe; a third party who came late and drank like a fish; archived ills that is unearthed every now so often to chill the bottle… and a whole lot of other interplanetary bumps that severed a bond once tied to each other’s heart. In few, or better still this weekend one of them will be interviewed by some bald phantom and everybody will be made to believe what they feel should be appropriately believable! Touché!
- Don’t mess with me – Luis Manzano (entertainment.inquirer.net)
NEWSFLASH : The Supreme Court has invalidated former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo‘s 2009 order giving the prestigious National Artist Award to four personalities, including film director Carlos J. Caparas.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Supreme Court Public Information Office chief Theodore Te said the high court struck down Proclamation Nos. 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829 due to “grave abuse of discretion.”
The invalidated orders covered Cecilia Guidote-Alvarez for Theater; Caparas for Visual Arts and Film; Francisco Mañosa for Architecture; Jose “Pitoy” Moreno for Fashion Design. Te said the justices voted 12-1-2—with Associate Justice Arturo Brion on medical leave and Associate Justices Mariano del Castillo and Marvic Leonen abstaining—to void the four proclamations. Te said he and Leonen were two of the counsel for petitioners Virgilio Almario (literature), Bienvenido Lumbera (literature), Benedicto Cabrera (visual arts, Painting), Napoleon Abueva (Visual Arts, Sculpture), and Arturo Luz (Painting and Sculpture).
The high court said Arroyo gave “preferential treatment” to the four and disregarded rules of the National Commission on Culture and Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in selecting the awardees. “The manifest disregard of the rules, guidelines and processes of the NCCA and CCP was an arbitrary act that unduly favored respondents Guidote-Alvarez, Caparas, Manosa, and Moreno,” the SC said.
“The conferment of the Order of National Artists to said respondents was therefore made with grave abuse of discretion and should be set aside,” it added. The SC said there is grave abuse of discretion “when an act is done contrary to the Constitution, the law or jurisprudence or executed whimsically, capriciously or arbitrarily out of malice, ill will or personal bias.”
Cabrera had earlier called the 2009 national artists list a mockery, particularly the inclusion of Caparas, who was a vocal supporter of Arroyo. Then-acting Executive Secretary and Presidential political adviser Gabriel Claudio said while the Palace respects the views of some groups questioning the choice, the choice was a product of a “thorough process.” According to the petitioners, the four were not among the nominees shortlisted by the NCCA and the CCP boards for 2009. On the list were Lazaro Francisco (posthumous) for literature), Dr. Ramon Santos (music), Manuel Conde (posthumous) for film and broadcast, and Federico Aguilar Alcuaz (visual arts, painting, sculpture, and mixed media).Arroyo dropped the name of Dr. Ramon Santos and inserted the names of Alvarez, Caparas, Moreno, and Mañosa.
In its ruling, however, the SC said there was no grave abuse of discretion when Arroyo dropped Santos’ name from the list, saying the recommendation of the NCCA and the CCP was not “binding but only discretionary.”
“By the power of control, the President had the authority to alter or modify or nullify or set aside such recommendation or advice,” the SC said. The court said it was well within Arroyo’s power and discretion to proclaim “all or some or even none of the recommendees of the CCP and NCCA boards” without having to justify his or her action. The SC ruling came some two years after the high court issued a status quo ante order stopping Arroyo from conferring the rank and title of national artist on the four personalities. [SOURCE : G M A N E W S]
- Caparas ordered arrested over tax evasion case (entertainment.inquirer.net)
After a string of controversial events brought about by his uncontrollable negative conduct when inebriated , BARON GIESLER is finally headed for the slammer house. The news that blazed read: The Makati Municipal Trial Court Branch 61 on Monday sentenced actor Baron Geisler to 6 months to 2 years imprisonment and ordered him to pay Martinez P30,000 in moral damages. The decision came three years after Martinez accused Geisler of touching her breast and asking her to have sex with him. Of course he still has the option to appeal this , but he might as well serve it well to finally sober him up and give him some time in a reformatory mode. If he got away with similar cases, this time the Martinez girl gave him the hook. Giesler should even be thankful that the case came to this since at any given drunken moment he has the tendency to be lascivious, unruly and utterly obnoxious.