The Voice PH Audition, PBB Audition and MMK Story Gathering This Weekend in Mandaue City, Cebu!

ABS-CBN is mounting a three-day “Bida Kapamilya Audition Caravan” featuring the “Pinoy Big Brother” auditions, “The Voice of the Philippines” scouting, and “Maalaala Mo Kaya” story gathering at the Pacific Mall in Mandaue City, Cebu this weekend.

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Aspiring PBB housemates can join the auditions for the reality show’s 5th regular edition on Friday (Nov 22) that will run from 8AM to 6PM. It will be open to men and women 18-35 years old.

On Saturday (Nov 23), a day-long scouting will open to kids 8-13 years old who want to join “The Voice of the Philippines Kids” from 9AM to 5PM.  Teen hopefuls, meanwhile, can sign up for the “PBB Teen Edition” audition on Sunday (Nov 24) from 8AM to 3PM.  During the three-day caravan, “MMK” will run a story gathering at the venue for people who want to share their real-life stories for a chance to be featured in the weekly drama anthology.

All auditionees should bring a valid ID and birth certificate.

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“The Voice of the Philippines” audition dates and cities revealed!

The Voice of the Philippines is now holding audition nationwide, this is your chance to join the prestigious singing competition!

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Audition Date and Cities:

  • February 23 – Bacolod, Tacloban, Iloilo and Cebu
  • March 2 – General Santos, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro and Davao
  • March 9 – Palawan, Laoag, Naga,Legaspi, Baguio, Dagupan and Metro Manila

SELECTING THE WINNER

The series consists of three phases: a blind audition, a battle phase, and live performance shows. Four judges/coaches, all noteworthy recording artists, choose teams of contestants through a blind audition process. Each judge has the length of the auditioner’s performance (about one minute) to decide if he or she wants that singer on his or her team; if two or more judges want the same singer (as happens frequently), the singer has the final choice of coach.

Each team of singers is mentored and developed by its respective coach. In the second stage, called the battle phase, coaches have two of their team members battle against each other directly by singing the same song together, with the coach choosing which team member to advance from each of individual “battles” into the first live round. Within that first live round, the surviving acts from each team again compete head-to-head, with public votes determining one of two acts from each team that will advance to the final six, while the coach chooses which of the remaining three acts comprises the other performer remaining on the team.

In the final phase, the remaining contestants compete against each other in live broadcasts for the public’s vote. The coaches have the power to save one contestant that had not received the public’s vote that week. As of season two, these contestants would give a last chance performance to win their coach’s save. However, in deciding who moves on to the final four phase, the television audience and the coaches have equal say 50/50. With one team member remaining for each coach, the contestants compete against each other in the finale where the outcome is decided solely by public vote.

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GMA’s I-Witness kicks off Docufest Regional Tour!

In celebration of its 13th year, GMA-7’s flagship documentary program I-Witness: The GMA Documentaries returns to the big screen! Catch GMA’s finest documentaries in a series of documentary festivals in key cities all around Visayas and Mindanao—a first in the regions.

 

From a community who risk their lives in search for gold, to the harrowing condition of burn patients in a hospital and to people who live around rail-road tracks facing an imminent demolition … these acclaimed documentaries bring to light important social issues reflecting our society.

This special event proudly kicks off in Queen City of the South—Cebu City on July 8, 2012 in SM Cinema Cebu.

Award-winning documentaries hosted by multi-awarded journalists Howie Severino, Kara David, Jay Taruc, and Sandra Aguinaldo will be screened during this one-day special event.

 

The first set of screenings  featuring  some of the  program’s best episodes begins at 12 noon  at  SM  City  Cinema  7 with Kara David’s “Gintong Putik,” Sandra Aguinaldo’s “Batch 2012,” Jay Taruc’s “Batang Kalabaw,” and Howie Severino’s “Saplot.”

Award-winning I-Witness documentaries should not be missed on the second set of screenings which will start at 4 pm with Kara David’s “Ambulansyang de Paa,” Sandra Aguinaldo’s “Iskul ko No. 1,” Howie Severino’s “Huling Hala Bira!” and Jay Taruc’s “Lapnos.”
To share their experiences and filmmaking techniques with the audience, an open forum and DVD signing with all four hosts will follow after every screening.

The I-Witness Docufest regional tour will also be held in these areas: Iloilo, Davao, Naga, Iligan, Dagupan, and Bacolod. Admission is free.

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Slater Young injured in a car accident in Cebu!

Pinoy Big Brother Season 4 grand winner Slater Young and the only one among its batch to make a name in showbiz so far was injured in an accident in his hometown!

The accident happened when he was driving home to their house in Cebu and he accidentally drove his can into a dead end. No worries though he just had a minor injury due to a twisted foot and he needs to use crotches upon his doctors advice for 2-3 days.

Below is what ensued according to later:

“Akala ko nasa main road pa ako ng subdivision mabilis yung takbo ko. Pag-right turn ko akala ko yun yung daanan yun pala may cul-de-sac (dead end) na siya. Ayun pag-break ko, tumama ako sa gate.”

“Ang nagyaring lang my foot was on the break, na yung nakita ko siya (dead end), nag-break ako ng sobrang lakas para siyang may whiplash at nagbend yung foot ko.”

He also said the road was not well-lit and that he was sleepy while driving.

Get well soon Slater!

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“PROTÉGÉ: The Battle for the Big ARTISTA Break” Audition Dates and Venues revealed!

Following its highly-successful first season, Protégé — GMA Network’s all-original talent search — is back with an exciting twist!

Beginning this Saturday, May 26, Protégé opens its doors to all artista aspirants who want to bare their dreams in the biggest platform to stardom via PROTÉGÉ: The Battle for the Big ARTISTA Break!

Another premium creation of the GMA Entertainment TV Group, PROTÉGÉ: The Battle for the Big ARTISTA Break aims to discover fresh and promising talents all over the archipelago who will soon become the network’s next batch of television sensations.

The competition is open to all male and female Filipinos, 13-21 years old, with a unique and striking personality, compelling story to tellimmense likeability factor, and with “artista” looks.Filipinos who are born and/or currently residing abroad are also encouraged to join the artista search provided they must go to the key venues on the respective audition dates with the complete requirements.

The nationwide auditions will be held on the following dates and venues: SM Naga (May 26); SM Baguio (May 26); SM San Pablo (May 26); SM Bacolod (June 1); SM Cagayan de Oro (June 1); SM Iloilo (June 2);  SM Davao (June 2); SM Cebu (June 7); Capitol Grounds, Laoag, Ilocos Norte (June 9); SM Sucat (June 10); SM Batangas (June 14); SM Pampanga (June 16) and SM Mall of Asia (June 20 and 21).  Auditions will be from 10am- 6pm.

Aspirants need to bring the original and photocopy of their birth certificate and two recent photos (1 close-up and 1 full body shot).  Those who are below 18 years will also need a written consent from their parents together with the original and photocopy of their parent’s valid ID in order to qualify for the auditions.

Interested applicants can also visit the website www.gmanetwork.com for more information on the audition dates and requirements.

They need to prepare at least two 2-minute performances for the audition (sing, dance, rap, beat box, act, play musical instruments, or any extraordinary performances). Contenders are encouraged to be in their most impressive outfits.

PROTÉGÉ: The Battle for the Big ARTISTA Break will be hosted by multi-awarded Kapuso star Dingdong Dantes as the Gala Presenter and versatile actress Carla Abellana as the Journey Host. Jennylyn Mercado returns as the host of Inside Protégé while Maxene Magalona is the Web Jock for the daily updates in Protégé Webisodes.

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Saint Theresa’s College dad shocked by penalty of daughter for wearing bikini photos on her B-day celebration!

Now it can be told, the student who is involved in the “bikini scandal” from Saint Theresa’s College of Cebu City came about. The father of one of the teen said that the photos that were posted on Faceboook were taken during his daughter’s birthday party held in one of the plush Mactan beach resort.

Here is the report as told by the father By Marian Z. Codilla on Cebu Daily News:

Photos of his daughter in a bikini don’t shock her father.

He said he remembers the exact occasion – her recent 16th birthday in a plush Mactan beach resort, where he booked two rooms for her to enjoy the day with friends.

Even some teachers were invited there, he told Cebu Daily News.

He said he allows his daughter to ‘drink a little’ or even try smoking.

“These things are part of high school life. At that age you are very curious,” he said.

The father, a public figure, asked that his name be kept out to avoid identifying his teenage daughter, a minor in the center of a first-of-a-kind lawsuit filed by parents against St. Theresa’s College high school for barring at least six students from joining graduation rites scheduled today for violating Handbook rules on proper conduct.

A court order stopping STC officials from imposing the penalty has given the families some relief, but they still worry how the ceremony itself will unfold today.

“The news is all over and it is very traumatic for her,” said the father of the 16-year-old, whose parents separated several years ago.

“I hope they won’t be separated from the rest of the graduates. If the roll call is alphabetical then it should be alphabetical. I pity the kid because she’s undergone trauma. It’s enough that the kid has been traumatized,” he said.

He said his daughter studied in STC which is run by the Missionaries Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (ICM), from prep to high school and this was was the first time she had committed an “offense”.

He said he tried pleading with the principal in her office to lower the penalty since he found it “very grave” for a first violation.

“I appealed to them and asked them if they are going to give my daughter disciplinary action how about letting her clean the classrooms or take remedial classes or other sanctions.”

Asked about the Facebook photos of his daughter which STC officials had scolded her about, the father said he didn’t find the images alarming.

He said his daughter and her friends were having fun and took photos, then posted them on Facebook.

“That was fun and candid. Is wearing bikini in a swimming pool obscene? It’s not. The sanction was just too oppressive,” he said.

At 3 p.m. today, parents and family members will gather in the school auditorium of of STC to watch about 200 high school seniors graduate.

Following school tradition, the students will only wear the school uniform: a white blouse with blue tie, a knee-length navy blue skirt, and well polished leather shoes.

No makeup or dangling earrings are allowed.

Neither are hair bangs; the hair has to be brushed neatly on the head and not cover the student’s face.

Attendance is limited to two family members per student, with tickets issued to control the crowd.

Do you think that the offense justifies the penalty?

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Charice is back for her concert, sports new shorter hair-do and a tattoo!

International singing sensation Charice arrived in Manila on Thursday evening for her “Infinity Tour” concert at Araneta Coliseum on Friday (March 9)  sporting a new look, blonde hair and with a tattoo on her left forearm.

This is what she said of her tattoo:

“The tattoo that I have has a meaning. The tattoo says ‘love eternally’ and it has an infinity sign. It’s for my love for people, for my fans and for my family, for everybody. So, every time I do something I always have reason.”

She revealed where she got her tattoo:

“Just few days lang po (ginawa) sa Singapore po. (Alam ni mama?) Alam naman po niya. Hindi naman nila sinasabi na huwag mong gawin’ yan, they were just like, ‘OK, it’s your decision.’.”

If her look goes with the attitude (lesbian rumor):

“Are you kidding me? I’ve read tons of negative comments and I don’t care. Whatever they think maybe if I look somebody or whoever I don’t mind. I mean this is the look that I want. So, the only thing you can do is to move on,”
“For me, just love me, I’m a person and if you think I’m a boy or a girl or if I look like a boy, then fine.”

Charice, who will stage her first solo concert called “Charice Infinity Tour” tonight at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum and on March 11 at the Waterfront Cebu Hotel.

She will be joined by Iyaz for the Philippine leg of her Infinity Tour. The two collaborated for the chart-topping hit “Pyramid.”

Aside from Iyaz, the famous Pinoy international singer will also be joined by some of her Little Big Star co-alumni Sam Concepcion, Rhap Salazar, Makisig Morales, Kyle Balili and Gian Barbarona.

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Wok Around the Philippines in Quickfire Season 13!

Wok Around the Philippines, Quickfire’s new season will have program host Chef-mom Rosebud Benitez taking a trip to Baguio City, Cebu City, Tagbilaran City, Naga City, Davao City and Quezon City to discover more 10-minute kitchen wonders concocted by fervent Quickfire viewers beginning Sept. 2, which also marks the 20th anniversary of Aji Ginisa.

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MBC National Choral Competition search is on!

Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) has launched a nationwide search for the best choirs to compete in the MBC National Choral Competitions as the main activity for the annual Paskong Pinoy celebrations.

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EARTH RUN 2011 goes Nationwide(Registration ongoing until Aug. 21)!

In its third yearSolar Entertainment Network’s fun run dubbed Earth Run goes nationwide with three legs to be held in Metro Manila, Davao and Cebu. After last years successful event, where over 8,000 runners took to the street to show their support for the environment, this year Earth Run looks to be even bigger and better. Divided between the networks three banner channels, ETC, 2nd Avenue and Jack TV, now runners and nature lovers from around the country can come together and run for a good cause.

For the 3rd consecutive year, Earth Run has chosen Greenpeace as its beneficiary. Greenpeace, is an international environmental organization that acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace. Here in the Philippines, the organization and its supporters are focused on promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency, a nuclear-free Pilipinas, and keeping waterways clean.
 Kicking off in Metro Manila, 2nd Avenue: Earth Run 2011 will be held at the Bonifacio Global City Grounds this August 28, Sunday. Runners can choose from four different distances: 3k, 5k, 10k, and 21k. All races have a registration fee of P600 except the 21k which is P650. Upon registration, participants will receive race kits that will include a timing chip, official race shirt, race bib belt and race details.

Those interested to join the Manila leg can register until August 21 at R.O.X. at Bonifacio High Street and Chris Sports branches located at Glorietta 3, SM City North The Annex and SM Megamall. Online registration is available at Runner’s Runner (www.runnersrunner.com/earthrun2011)Ad Events (www.adevents.com.ph) and the official race Facebook page (www.facebook.com/earthrun2011ph)

 Each race finisher shall receive a special Earth Run sling bag, finisher’s certificate and sponsor giveaways. Trophies will be given to the Top 3 male and female finishers of each distance category courtesy of Cherifer Premium Capsule, while medals shall be given out to all finishers of the 21k race.
For those living in Davao and Cebu, they can look forward to Jack TV: Earth Run 2011 on October 9, Sunday and ETC: Earth Run 2011 happening on December 11, Sunday respectively.
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