Ilocos Norte congressman scores selfie with Pope Francis

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO
 
 
On his Instagram account, Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas posted a selfie photo with Pope Francis.
 
"Selfie of my life, with Pope Francis, after the Canonization of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II! Praise The Lord!"
 
It was taken after the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII at the St. Peter's Square at the Vatican last Sunday, April 27.
 
A short video clip from Italy's Repubblica TV shows Fariñas apparently took the selfie while the Pope was still shaking hands and talking to Philippine Ambassador to the Holy See Mercedes Tuason.
 


The manner in which Fariñas took the photograph raised the question on whether he acted properly in front of the Catholic leader.

Fariñas was a standout during the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona because of his especially memorable “Palusot’’ speech delivered as part of the prosecution’s summation.

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GMA-7 releases statement denying involvement in 'My Girl 2014' search in Laoag City

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO

GMA Network denied any involvement in the alleged talent search in Laoag City called 'My Girl 2014' Tuesday, April 29, saying the people involved have misrepresented themselves as part of the company.

"...the alleged organizers of the said event, Almer Ocampo and Ruel/Erik Dimaano, are not employees of GMA Network.

"GMA Network warns the public to be careful in joining such activities that use the Network’s name and encourages everyone to contact GMA’s regional offices to verify the events that are officially organized by the Kapuso Network."

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Angel Locsin sizzles on Cosmopolitan Philippines 17th anniversary cover

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO
 
 
'The Legal Wife' star Angel Locsin is the cover girl of the 17th anniversary issue of Cosmopolitan Philippines, which referred to her as "'Lucky' in love again."
 
The actress, who was dubbed by FHM Philippines as the "sexiest" woman in the world, is in a relationship with TV host Luis "Lucky" Manzano.

On the cover, Locsin wears a sexy halter dress.
 
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MAGAZINE COVER: Karla Estrada, Daniel Padilla and 3 siblings grace Working Mom May 2014 issue

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO
 
 
Karla Estrada graces the cover of the May 2014 issue of Working Mom magazine along with her children Daniel Padilla, JC, Magui and Carmela.
 
On the cover of Working Mom’s newest issue, which is also the magazine’s Mother’s Day special, the single mom was commended by the magazine for her “unique parenting style that makes it work.”
 
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Cabinet Secretaries Florencio Abad, Rene Almendras, Rogelio Singson serenade Obama during state dinner

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO
 
Photo by the Malacañang Photo Bureau
 
Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad, Public Works Secretary Rogelio “Babes” Singson, and Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras surprised everyone in the crowd, especially United States President Barack Obama, when they belted out the Marvin Gaye classic, “What’s Going On” during the state dinner on Monday, April 28.
 
In a video posted by Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima on his Facebook page, the three can be heard singing Obama’s favorite song.
 

 
The three ranking government officials literally brought the house down since the performance was not even in the official program.
 
Several of Aquino’s Cabinet men also earlier posted “selfies” during Obama’s visit in Malacanang.
 
Apl. de. App, Kuh Ledesma, Bituin Escalante, Leo Valdez, Madrigal Singers and Bayanihan Dancers were just some of the top-caliber performers who entertained the guest of honor, the host, and government dignitaries.

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On the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement signed by the US and PH April 28, 2014


Photographer: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images
(Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago's comment on EDCA which was originally posted on her news blog dated April 29)

This is an unfair surprise on the PH Senate which, under the Constitution, shares the treaty-making power with the President.  All the while, the Committee on Foreign Relations, of which I am chair, expected that any such Agreement would be signed by the two Presidents.  I have argued that such an Agreement should first be submitted for concurrence to the Senate.  (There was no hint that the Agreement has been downgraded, for signature not by the two Presidents, but only by the defense secretary and the American ambassador in Manila.)  This contretemps does not indicate good faith on the part of the two Presidents.  The use of guile in diplomacy should be limited to state-to-state situations, and should not include a situation involving only two branches of the same government.

What should Filipinos think about when it comes to this agreement with the US?

Filipinos should keep uppermost the supremacy of the Philippine Constitution.  We should not accommodate any foreign power at the cost of the sovereignty of our Constitution, even if the problem is presented as if it were a problem of national survival.

The terms and conditions should be studiously examined.  For example, what would be the power of Filipino commanders over the presence and actuations of US troops on PH territory?  Should US troops decide to launch a preemptive attack against China from PH territory, will the PH President and Senate have the power to veto the military operations of the US forces?

If China attacks PH, will the US immediately come to our defense, or will it wait for congressional approval?  Will the US treat PH as if PH is a NATO ally, with a right to immediate military assistance?

Primarily my concern is that pro-US sectors will cooperate in closing their eyes to the clear meaning of the PH Constitution that an Agreement requires the concurrence of the PH Senate, and that the constitutional policy against nuclear weapons will also be fudged.  There are at least three constitutional provisions in danger of being violated.  If this turns out to be true, then the Agreement would set an extremely bad precedent.  Thus, it would be a case of interpreting the Constitution to accommodate the military program of a foreign state.  That eventuality defies all principles of constitutional supremacy.

What are the possible Constitutional issues that can be raised against the EDCA?

There are at least three clear constitutional provisions that militate against the Agreement:

  1. “Foreign military bases, troops, or facilities, shall not be allowed in the Philippines, except under a treaty duly concurred in by the Senate. . . .”  (Art. 18, Sec. 25)
  2. “No treaty or international agreement shall be valid and effective unless concurred in by at least two-thirds of all the Members of the Senate.”  (Art. 7, Sec. 21)
  3. “The Philippines, consistent with the national interest, adopts and pursues a policy of freedom from nuclear weapons in its territory.” (Art. 2, Sec. )

Is the agreement a positive development for the Philippines? 

Obviously, I have no basis for assessing whether the Agreement is positive for the Philippines.  The Senate has not been given the courtesy of being furnished with a copy.  Instead, allegedly it has been announced that copies will be released by Thursday, or four days later after the Obama visit.  I feel as if I have been slapped, or ordered to melt into the wallpaper.

The Agreement is not automatically an asset for my country.  One, actuations by U.S. troops in Philippine territory might trigger charges of aggression from China, and consequently, the Philippines might be named as an alleged perpetrator in the crime of aggression.  Another aspect is the military aid apparently promised to the Philippines, which I understand to be some $50 million.  If this is correct, these are beggar’s alms.  And it is doubtful if even this paltry sum will materialize, because of reported cutbacks in the US defense budget.

Do you think the agreement is fair or does it only serve American interests?

The proposed Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement has marginal advantages for PH, but the major advantage will be gained by America.  If PH signs the Agreement, then America could claim that she has “contained” China, because the Asian countries involved – including PH – are now bound by their respective agreements with America.  It would make PH sound as if we are a satellite ally of America.

Will the EDCA further antagonize the Philippines’ ties with China?

Definitely the new Agreement, whatever it may contain, will further antagonize China because in effect, we consent that the PH should be listed under the American column, instead of the China column.  If China reaches out to Russia while the Ukraine issue continues to simmer, the U.S. will certainly call on PH to fulfil treaty obligation under the PH-US Mutual Defense Treaty.

The PH executive branch apparently adopts the attitude that the Mutual Defense Treaty will oblige the U.S. to automatically come to the aid of PH if attacked by China.  I respectfully dissent.  For one thing, the MDT does not define what is a “metropolitan territory” of each state.  For another thing, the MDF provides that U.S. will come to the aid of PH only after the issues has been passed through U.S. constitutional processes, meaning that it is subject to open-ended debate in the US Congress.

Do you think the Philippines is being dragged into another proxy rivalry between the US and China?

This is not necessarily a proxy rivalry.  Instead, it is a clear case of America attempting to walk a fine balance between China and Russia.  The more important question is credibility.  How credible is this pivot or rebalance program?  Is the Obama administration willing and able to approve the bigger defense budget that it entails?

When the Philippines faced off with China over Ayungin Shoal, the US mediated and secured agreement for the two parties to withdraw.  The Philippines did, but China reneged on the deal.  Given the US’ interest in China, will it come to the defense of the Philippines in case of conflict?

In case of conflict, the US will come to the defense of PH, only if it serves the interest of the US.  If not, the US will finesse the situation and in that sense would be unreliable.

The issue of defense is on top of President Obama’s agenda when he visits the Philippines.  Until now, the Philippine public remains clueless to the details of the new defense agreement with the US.  Do you think the government is hiding something from the public?  

I think it is pretty clear that PH is willing to sign the Agreement, in exchange for more military aid from America.  What has been deliberately left vague is whether the PH Constitution will be obeyed and the Agreement will be in the form of a treaty concurred in by the PH Senate.  I think it is deliberately left vague that instead of obeying the Constitution, the Agreement will take the form of an executive agreement between the two presidents.

Will the Philippines be beholden to U.S. interests because of this agreement?

In an age when states collide no longer because of ideology, but because of geopolitics, I no longer worry that the PH might become beholden to American interests.  From the time of the American colonial regime in my country, American business and military interests have always dictated American policy with respect to all countries, including PH.  America cannot have it both ways.  It cannot tie down PH to a mutual defense treaty, and yet hope that it will not ruffle the feathers of China.

The U.S. should not continue to treat PH as a satellite state, while aiming to remain on good terms with China, which has been seizing the initiative in Asian maritime territorial disputes.  The three top economies in the world consist of the U.S., China, and Japan.  It is understandable why PH is being treated so shabbily.

Anyway, the militant left will certainly bring the issue to the Supreme Court.  For me, the constitutional issues are very interesting.

Will attempts to block the agreement have a negative impact on PH-US relations?

I don’t believe that blocking the Agreement will automatically result in a deterioration of PH-US relations.  The U.S. will always act on the basis of its own self-interest.  It cannot afford to be onion-skinned in this area of the world which, at this time, is described as the “Pacific Century.”

What do you think the critics will do after the US and PH sign the agreement?
 
Should the two Presidents sign what in effect would be an executive agreement – bypassing the Senate – definitely, militants in PH civil society will petition the Supreme Court to invalidate any such Agreement.  That would be a contretemps in diplomacy.
 


 

Author: Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago


Miriam is a Judge-elect of the International Criminal Court and a member of the Senate of the Philippines. She served as the Commissioner of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration and Deportation in 1988 and the Secretary of the Philippines' Department of Agrarian Reform.




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#ObamaInPH | State Visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to the Philippines LIVESTREAM

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO


US President Barack Obama will arrive in the Philippines Monday, April 28, for an overnight visit that will be preceded by the signing of a military deal that will give American troops wider access to military bases in the Philippines.It will also cover a range of bilateral issues, including other defense issues, trade, and the Philippines’ membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Watch the previous events below.

Day 2


ALSO WATCH: Cabinet Secretaries Florencio Abad, Rene Almendras, Rogelio Singson serenade Obama during state dinner

State dinner for Obama

Landing and arrival of Obama; Official arrival ceremony; Obama signs Malacañang guest book; Beginning of expanded bilateral meeting with Obama and Aquino; Aquino, Obama joint press conference


People's Television Network (PTV) is the flagship government television network owned by the Philippine Government under the helm of the Presidential Communications Operations Office.


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REPLAY: Solenn Heusaff, Dinky Soliman on #GGV

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO
 
 Photo by @jana_banana_16
 
Actress-model Solenn Heusaff gave "Gandang Gabi Vice" a sneak peek of her character in the film with comedian Vhong Navarro, "Da Possessed" Sunday, April 27. She said her character always wears a mini-skirt in the movie, doing tumbling stunts that shows her panty.
 
         

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Dinky Soliman revealed her less serious side on "Gandang Gabi Vice." Soliman was even game when host Vice Ganda taught her the 'Talk Dirty' dance.
 
         

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#PBBAllIn OFFICIAL HOUSEMATE: Sassy Sister ng Rizal - Alex Gonzaga

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO


Age: 26

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The younger sister of one of the biggest Kapamilya Stars today, Alma recently made her comeback as a Kapamilya Star last year as a co-host for The Voice of the Philippines and as a regular on Banana Nite. Like her older sister, Alma is a triple threat who can act, host and perform on stage. But despite comparisons, Alma is still able to keep her individuality; veering away from her ate’s shadows, she is able to make a name for herself. In fact, this proves to be an even bigger year for Alma – taking on the challenge of co-hosting The Voice of the Philippines Kids with Luis Manzano, and joining the all-star set of hosts of PBB All In together with her older sister. But before she goes straight to hosting the biggest reality show on TV, Alma must face the challenge of being one of the housemates first! Kayanin kaya ng kikay powers niya ang mga hamon ni Kuya?



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#PBBAllIn OFFICIAL HOUSEMATE: Lady Mahinhin ng Bacolod - Vickie Rushton

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Age: 21
Occupation: Model

Half-Pinay, half-British Vickie Rushton is a Bacolod-based model who also wants to pursue a career as a Flight Attendant so she can travel. She joins beauty contests for the prize money and to make her visually impaired mother proud. In 2011, she bagged the Mutya ng Pilipinas International title.

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She is in a relationship with Jason Abalos and they’ve been together for almost a year now. 
 



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#PBBAllIn OFFICIAL HOUSEMATE: Talented Darling ng Paranaque - Loisa Andalio

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO



Age: 15
Student 

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Loisa is part of a sing-and-dance girl group called “3G” that performs in mall shows and fiestas. She grew up in a close-knit family; second among 4 siblings. Her dad is a sales manager while her mom is a housewife. Even though she is NBSB (no boyfriend since birth), she prefers making friends with boys because she thinks girls have a tendency to be “plastic”. She plays volleyball and dreams of becoming a flight attendant so she can go to different countries.



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#PBBAllIn OFFICIAL HOUSEMATE: Maginoong Marino ng Quezon - Ranty Portento

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO



Age: 26
Occupation: Seaman

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Ranty is second among five siblings. His father is a househusband while his mother, who he considers as his best friend, is a photographer and acts as the family’s breadwinner. He wasn’t able to enter college due to financial difficulty. Instead, he finished a 2-year vocational course in HRM (hotel and restaurant management), which lead to him becoming a seaman. Even though he is open-minded and a good listener, he can also be short-tempered at times. He has a girlfriend and they’ve been together for 8 months now.



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#PBBAllIn OFFICIAL HOUSEMATE: Wonder Son ng Quezon City - Manolo Pedrosa

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO



Age: 16
Student

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Manolo is the youngest among 5 siblings. His parents run a business together. He is more open to his mom, while he loves jet skiing and going on hiking trips with his dad. He also plays basketball, frisbee and badminton. Although he studies in one of the most prestigious all-boys high schools in the country, he is very popular among girls from other schools. This year alone, Manolo went to 5 proms! Despite being a heartthrob, Manolo never had a girlfriend because he wants to focus on his studies first as his parents wish.



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#PBBAllIn OFFICIAL HOUSEMATE: Dancing Bombshell ng Boracay - Aina Solano

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO


Age: 21
Occupation: Encoder

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Aina was born in Boracay and was raised there until her family moved to Geneva, Switzerland when she 8yo. She finished her studies there, and also tried to work as a hiphop teacher for kids. She recently moved back to Boracay on her own to try her luck out here, leaving her family and Moroccan boyfriend in Geneva. Aina knows how to swim like a mermaid after being trained in a mermaid school in Boracay.


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#PBBAllIn OFFICIAL HOUSEMATE: Singing Sunshine ng Davao - Maris Racal

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO


Age: 16
Student

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Davao’s Singing Sunshine grew up in a musically inclined close-knit family. Both her parents sing and her dad also plays the guitar. But Maris learned how to play the guitar on her own by watching videos on the internet – the same way she learned how to play the piano, ukulele and the beatbox. Besides music, Maris also excels in acting and in dancesport. She is admittedly still in love with her ex-boyfriend whom she had to break up with because her parents found out about their secret relationship. Will her stay inside the big and yellow house help her get over her lost love?

 

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#PBBAllIn OFFICIAL HOUSEMATE: Spunky Spiker ng Quezon City - Michelle Gumabao

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO


Age: 21
Occupation: Host/Volleyball Player

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Michelle is a familiar face among volleyball fans. She’s a former star of the DLSU Lady Spikers, with an MVP award for Women’s Volleyball under her belt from the 75th UAAP Season. During her term in DLSU, she did not only deliver on the court, but was also a consistent Dean’s Lister until she graduated with a degree in Marketing Management. Her dad is former actor-politician turned pastor, Dennis Roldan.



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#PBBAllIn OFFICIAL HOUSEMATE: Devoted Daughter ng Las Pinas - Jayme Jalandoni

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO


Age: 23
Occupation: Nurse

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Jayme grew up in a conservative and religious family. She has two sisters and a brother. She’s very close to her mom but often consults her dad whenever she needs advise on anything. She loves to draw (mostly anime characters) and paint. She wanted to be a Fine Arts student but pursued a degree in Nursing because it is what her parents want for her. She never had a boyfriend because she still hasn’t found the right guy for her. Makilala kaya nya si Mr. Right sa loob ng Bahay ni Kuya?



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#PBBAllIn OFFICIAL HOUSEMATE: Tatay's Boy ng Batangas - Joshua Garcia

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO


Age: 16
Out-of-School Youth

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Joshua lives with his dad, stepmom and three half brothers. He regards his father very highly because he sees how his dad is very hardworking. His stepmom treats him as her own and he has a good relationship with his half brothers. He is a member of Batangas’ cultural dance group, Sining Kumintang. He used to be a “Campus Crush”, but had to stop school on his 3rd year in high school due to financial instability. Apart from being a dancer, he also plays basketball and plays the guitar.




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#PBBAllIn OFFICIAL HOUSEMATE: Biba Raketera ng Valenzuela - Cess Mae Visitacion

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO


Origin: Valenzuela
Age: 23
Occupation: Raketera
Hobbies: Singing

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Cess is the breadwinner of their family. Her dad is a tricycle driver while her mother is a housewife. She has two younger brothers, and she dreams of sending them to school some day. She’s a certified raketera who would take on any job just to support her family – from peddling soap and other beauty products to taking on bit roles on TV and commercials. Umubra kaya ang kanyang diskarte kay Kuya?



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#PBBAllIn OFFICIAL HOUSEMATE: Simpatikong Salesman ng CamSur - Chevin Klein Cecilio

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO


Origin: Camsur
Age: 22
Occupation: Property Specialist
Hobbies: Playing Basketball

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Chevin's family story is that of riches to rags because of a failed business venture. He is supposed to be in his 1st year as an IT student in college, but didn’t pursue schooling anymore. He is now trying his luck in real estate sales. He has been single for the last three years because he is focusing on helping his family financially. He enjoys playing basketball with his brothers and friends during his free time.



  

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#PBBAllIn POSSIBLE HOUSEMATE: Pangasinan's Pride JC Timmons

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO


JC Timmons is half American and half Filipino. He is from North America.



He moved back to the Philippines and he was cast in the film Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy.

Did the pride of Pangasinan make it to the final casting?

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#PBBAllIn OFFICIAL HOUSEMATE: Sweet Revelation ng Makati - Nichole Baranda

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO


Origin: Makati
Age: 15
Occupation: Student
Hobbies: Modeling

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Nichole is the daughter of TV host and celebrity, PhoemelaBaranda. She was raised by her lola whom she fondly called “Mommy La”, and didn’t become close to her mom until her grandmother passed away in 2009. She is a second year high school student at Colegio de San Agustin and is a part of the CSA Dance Troupe.  She moves her nose in a cat-like way a lot, a mannerism that she thinks she got from her mom. She always wanted to have a big brother.



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#PBBAllIn OFFICIAL HOUSEMATE: Rising Celebriteen ng Quezon City - Jane Oineza

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO


Pasig
  17
  Actress
  Dancing, Singing, Hosting, Acting

Jane is a teen actress whose television career started when she was just a toddler. After a couple of TV commercials, she was casted to play the young Istah in Marina and became a regular on Goin’ Bulilit. After graduating from Goin’ Bulilit and blossoming into a beautiful teen actress, she got meatier roles in different teleseryes. She is now acknowledged as a serious artist after she bagged a Best Actress nomination in the 2013 New York Festivals for her role as “Nene” in MMK’s “Manika”.  

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Jane never had a boyfriend, not even an on-screen partner. Her being NBSB (No Boyfriend Since Birth) is by choice, but will love find its way into her heart while inside Kuya’s House?


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ABS-CBN reporter Ryan Edward Chua in relationship with YouTube sensation Sebastian Castro

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO
 
 
Have you heard the news? ABS-CBN reporter Ryan Edward Chua and YouTube sensation Sebastian Castro are officially an item. This was confirmed after Castro posted a photo with the reporter on Instagram and changed their relationship status on Saturday, April 26.

According to their Life Events on Facebook, Chua and Castro first met in July 2013 and in relationship in February 13 this year.
 

Castro's coming out may not be as dramatic as Rustom Padilla‘s in Pinoy Big Brother but perhaps the most fabulous because it was accompanied by a music video. The Cosmo hunk admitted that he is gay in February 18 when he posted a video on YouTube.

Seb is actually not Filipino. He is of Peruvian-Japanese descent who grew up in the United States, took a vacation in the Philippines and fell in love with the country.

He appeared in Cosmopolitan Philippines’ COSMOMEN in 2011 and currently one of the most sought-after male models in the country today. Just like the other foreign models who also entered showbiz, Seb is somewhat taking the same path.
 
Watch his video HERE
 

Chua is among the 11 Filipinos selected to pursue different fields of studies in the United Kingdom after being awarded the Chevening Scholarships.
 
Chevening Scholarships are awarded by the British Government to those who have a vision and drive to become future leaders in their chosen fields and countries. The scholarships were named after the Chevening House, the British Foreign Secretary's official country residence.  

He was the only one chosen from the broadcast media.

Castro is now in London where Chua is temporailiy based while attending his studies in journalism.

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