Monthly Archives: June 2010

McChrystal clear blunder: A Costly Price for a Simple Lesson on Authority

June 25, 2010 Gaffes, bloopers, faux pas, slips, misspeaks, blunder. Call it any way you want, but it won’t erase the fact that General Stanley McChrystal’s mistake was serious, huge and irrevocable. Sadly, the price he had to pay for it was a lifetime of dreams shattered and a future that only seemed destined for glory until, of course, this one tragic error of judgment.

What was this General thinking, talking the way he did about his Commander- in- Chief and his handpicked leaders? It didn’t seem at all that he cared even if the whole world heard about it. It wasn’t like he was set up and taped surreptitiously as Sarah Fergusson had been when she was caught on tape selling access to Prince Andrew. Gen. McChrystal was, in fact, in full control of the situation. He knew what he was saying and knew fully well who was listening. Continue reading

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John Lloyd Cruz admits romantic ties with Shaina Magdayao

June 25, 2010

“Yes, it’s us.”

With these words, actor John Lloyd Cruz finally admitted that he and Shaina Magdayao are a couple.

The top actor made the bold admission no less on ABS-CBN’s “The Buzz” last June 20, just four days before his 27th birthday. John Lloyd said he made the disclosure without the knowledge of Shaina. Continue reading

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Amy Perez deals with poorest of the poor, and mad men, too, on TV5 show

June 25, 2010

In the middle of an interview on the TV5 show “Face to Face,” host Amy Perez says she realized that the lovelorn guest in front of her was “mentally disturbed.”

What’s a TV host to do?

Should she (a) cue for a commercial break; (b) feign ignorance; or (c) call a spade a spade and walk out?

In such an awkward situation, Perez says she decided to “treat the guest with respect. I still valued his right to love. I gave importance to his story.” Continue reading

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Charice to sing at Aquino inaugural RP singer to join US musical TV show ‘Glee’

June 25, 2010

MANILA – International singing sensation Charice Pempengco has been selected to sing the national anthem at the inauguration of President Benigno C. Aquino III on June 30 at the Quirino grandstand in Luneta.

Kris Aquino, youngest sister of the incoming President, made the announcement, adding that Charice will support singer-composer Ogie Alcasid and Journey band lead vocalist Arnel Pineda in the event. Continue reading

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Kris Aquino-James Yap marriage on the rocks again

June 25, 2010

Just as she is about to celebrate the oath-taking of her brother Benigno Aquino III as the new president of the Philippines, popular television host and actress Kris Aquino is bothered by another quarrel with husband James Yap.

Kris herself had admitted on June 16 her latest marital problem in her Twitter account, eliciting reactions, good and bad.

The couple had been married for five years and blessed with a son, James Jr. Continue reading

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Ara Mina mad at her US concert promoter

June 25, 2010

Beware of the promoter of your shows in the United States.

This in gist maybe the warning of sexy actress and singer Ara Mina to her fellow artists after her ordeal and that of her sister Cristine Reyes in their latest engagement in the US.

Ara said she and her sister were treated shabbily by their promoter who also did not pay their talent fee and expenses as agreed.

Ara and Cristine were contracted by her latest US concert promoter for a six-city tour for their show dubbed “Sister Act.” Continue reading

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“Good Samaritan” Says Pulling A Tooth Is More Painful Than Giving Up His Kidney

June 25, 2010

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA (Journal Group Link International)

CHICAGO (JGLi) – The stranger, who donated a healthy kidney to Filipino American Myra de la Vega, said having his tooth pulled by a dentist is more painful than having his kidney removed.

Pitching his generous act of giving away his kidney as more of a Christian charity than a family obligation, Daniel S. Coyne is telling others with healthy kidneys that donating one of their two kidneys is not just extending the life of another. It also lessens the pain and gives comfort to those people with renal failure. Continue reading

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King Clutario bag mens and ladies masters titles in PBC kegfest

June 25, 2010

MANILA -National team veterans Chester King and Liza Clutario made it a double celebration for the hosts Sunday night after pocketing the men’s and ladies’ masters titles in the Philippine International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships at Paeng’s Midtown Bowl inside the Robinson’s Place in Ermita, Manila.

In an all-Filipino finale in King, Clutario bag men’s and ladies’ masters titles in PBC kegfest both divisions, King subdued comebacking Joonee Gatchalian, who bowled with only one eye, 210-198, for his second RP Open masters plum in five years while Clutario dumped national teammate Lara Posadas, 160-151, for her first masters crown after 10 consecutive tries. Continue reading

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Health experts warn anew of contaminated street foods

June 25, 2010

MANILA — The Department of Science and Technology again warned regular eaters of street foods, most of which are students, whose health is at risk due to possible ingestion of fecally-soiled eggs from streetcorners’ Kwek-kwek stall and other ill-prepared foods.

Meat, milk, eggs and other meat/milk/egg products are safe –when properly handled. But in some cases here, animal- sourced foods have yet to be made safe, Dr. Mildred A. Padilla, a professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, UP Los Baños said. Continue reading

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GMA excited over her role as congresswoman

June 25, 2010

CLARK, Pampanga — President Arroyo said she will definitely miss her busy schedules once she steps down as chief executive on June 30.

Mrs. Arroyo said that she would definitely miss her busy schedules in visiting different provinces, towns and cities in the country when her term as president ends on June 30. Continue reading

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