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Covering ABS CBN “Luv U” and “Goin’ Bulilit” press conferences

Blogging, Entertainment, Manila, Mindanaoan Update, Society, Television, Videos
So one of the things I did during a recent trip to Manila was attend a press conference at the ABS CBN Channel 2 Dolphy Theater. Attending (and organizing, even!) media briefings aren't new to me but that one was an exception - it was the first entertainment/showbiz press conference I attended in a very long time! It probably was my first ever - I'm not too sure. But I must say, it was a bit intimidating since I'm far more comfortable with politics and news and current affairs-related press gatherings. Still, I was interested to attend since I was curious as to how showbiz presscons were handled and I was also interested to observe entertainment reporters and listen to their questions. A little bit of background, though. I'm pretty familiar with the ABS CBN Manila compound since I worke...

Mindanao indigenous people decry portrayal of IPs in ABS CBN show “Noah”

Arts, BIMP-EAGA, Bisaya, Commentary, Controversial, Culture, Entertainment, Features, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Opinion, Society, Television
This caught my attention because it's about a complaint filed against the representation (or misrepresentation) of indigenous peoples or Lumads in the ABS CBN Channel 2 show "Noah" starring Piolo Pascual and Zaijan Jaranilla. Here in Mindanao, the IP community is a highly respected group and as a Mindanaoan, I feel it is my duty to help advocate for their rights and help suppress discrimination, in whatever form it may be. Peace advocacy group Mindanao Peoples Caucus said that the primetime telenovela’s portrayal of Lumads as “monkey-like creatures” is a “blatant violation of the mandate of RA No. 8371 to respect, recognize and protect the right of the ICC’s/IP’s to preserve and protect their culture, traditions and institutions.” The letter-complaint, which was dated October 8...

PBB Big Five on a Bench billboard

Beauty, Bisaya, Cagayan de Oro City, Fashion, Features, General Santos City, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Personalities, Society, Style
The members of the Pinoy Big Brother Big Five or PBB Big 5 (two of whom are from Mindanao and are therefore certified Mindanaoans) are part of the Bench family! Bench is a lifestyle store chain owned by the indefatigable Ben Chan. For years, a lot of big named Filipino actors, actresses, singers and other artists have graced various Bench campaigns including Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Kim Chiu, Richard Gutierrez, Georgina Wilson, Enchong Dee, Gerald Anderson, Angelica Panganiban and even F4 star Jerry Yan. And the latest members to be part of the Bench family are Melai Cantiveros, Jason Francisco, Tibo Jumalon, Johan Santos and Paul Jake Castillo - collectively known as the PBB Big Five. As we all know, Melai is from General Santos City, Mindanao while Tibo is from Cagayan de ...

My “Sharon” taping experience. Fun and disappointing at the same time

Arts, Blogging, Broadcasting, Culture, Entertainment, Features, Media, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Opinion, Personal, Personalities, Photos, Society, Television
Before you read this, though, have you read my previous entry? You may want to check out Mindanaoan artist Laarni Lozada's cool makeover (saw her in person during the "Sharon" taping). I must say, it's good to see a Mindanaoan singer doing pretty good in her chosen career and that she's doing well in Manila, too, so it seems. Kudos to Laarni! Anyways, on to my kuwento about my "Sharon" taping experience. Thanks to Miss Bing, I got passes enough for 5 people to watch the April 18, 2010 taping of Sharon Cuneta's show. Although it wasn't my first time to watch "Sharon," I still felt excited especially since I towed some of my friends along. I was the self-proclaimed ABS CBN complex tour guide of sorts that day --- we went to the cafeteria (where, during my days working in ABS CBN Manila, a...

Mindanaoan Laarni Lozada gets a cool makeover

Beauty, Entertainment, Fashion, Features, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Personalities, SoSCksargen, South Cotabato, Style, Sultan Kudarat
Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao's pride and the Pinoy Dream Academy grand dreamer Laarni Lozada sure has gone a long way from singing in a choir to financing her own studies to winning the big prize at ABS-CBN's talent-reality show PDA. Laarni Lozada, a fellow Mindanaoan, counts Sitti, Lea Salonga and Whitney Houston as among her singing idols. And now that she's a singing idol herself, Laarni of course has a new look. From this simple looking lass: to this diva: (more…)

Pilipinas Got Talent regional auditions on January 29, 30

Announcements, Arts, Cagayan de Oro City, Campus, Entertainment, Events, Features, Music, Personalities, Society, Style
Expect a lot of people to flock to Capitol University in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao on January 29 and 30, 2010. The regional auditions for the reality talent search, "Pilipinas Got Talent," will be held at CU and the 2-day audition will see the presence of "Pilipinas Got Talent" hosts Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano as well as PGT judges Kris Aquino and former ABS-CBN President Frederico Garcia. Mindanaoan learned that the tickets to these two shows will be given out for free but I highly suggest that you get yours this early. Do call ABS CBN CDO to ask how you can avail of a ticket. Mindanaoan will watch and take photos so do stay tuned :) "Pilipinas Got Talent" held initial screenings at CDO late last year. PGT will air over ABS CBN Channel 2 starting February.

ABS CBN Pilipinas Got Talent to hold auditions in Davao, Cagayan de Oro – phone numbers to call for auditions

Announcements, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Davao City, Entertainment, Events, Features, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, News, Northern Mindanao, Society
The Philippine counterpart of "Britain's Got Talent" is the newest talent show set to premiere via ABS CBN Channel 2. Dubbed "Pilipinas Got Talent," this show aims to showcase various Filipino acts. And yes, there is good news for Mindanaoans! For those of you who want to join this nationwide search for the most talented Pinoy acts, then read on... Pilipinas Got Talent will hold auditions in Mindanao! In Davao City, auditions for Pilipinas Got Talent will be held on November 30, December 1 and December 2. In Cagayan de Oro City, meanwhile, auditions will be held on November 25, 26 and 27. Actually, phone calls or inquiries are now accommodated. If you think you have talent or if you have an interesting act that you can showcase before the entire Philippines (and the rest of t...

Angel Locsin nominated as Best Actress in International Emmy Awards

Announcements, Bukidnon, Entertainment, Headline, Mindanaoan Update, Movies, News, Personalities
BREAKING NEWS! Filipina actress Angel Locsin was nominated for Best Actress in the International Emmy Awards! Locsin is nominated for her title role in the popular ABS CBN Channel 2 series "Lobo" ("The Wolf" in the International Emmys) "Lobo" was Locsin's first TV series under ABS CBN Channel 2, following her controversial departure from GMA 7. Angel Locsin, along with Piolo Pascual, starred in a movie shot in Bukidnon, Mindanao and in Australia. Read more about the tales from the shooting of "Love Me Again" here. Congratulations Angel!

Pinoy Big Brother 2009 – PBB Double Up – has two Mindanaoans

Davao City, Entertainment, General Santos City, Mindanaoan Update, Television
So the Pinoy Big Brother 2009 PBB Double Up finally conducted its "magical reveal" of this year's housemates last night. Mindanaoan was able to watch parts of the show, which was hosted by Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzales and Mariel Rodriguez. Thankfully, there are two Mindanaoan housemates this year. One is Melisa Cantiveros from General Santos City and the other is Marielle Sorino, a fellow Dabawenyo. Both are 21 years old. Melisa is dubbed as "Inday Kengkay" and is an aspiring teacher (during her brief interview, she spoke in English...with very good intonation, I must say!) while Marielle is a single mother and admitted to having been "rebellious" before - i.e. she drank and frequently partied and as a consequence, encountered conflicts with her parents especially her mom. The ...

More John Lloyd Cruz goodness – his song number during the Kagay-an Festival – video inside!

Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Personalities, Videos
Wow, Mindanaoan has been bombarded with so many requests for more pictures of John Lloyd Cruz during the Kapamilya Karavan 2009 in Cagayan de Oro City. This Mindanao blogger has sooo many photos of the Filipino actor (and apparently with the number of requests...a certified heartthrob, too!) and I really need time to sift through all of them but just to appease his legion of fans...here's a video I took during the event. Pardon the quality of the video as I only used my LG Arena phone to record John Lloyd Cruz as he sang "Ngiti." Cheers to all of you Mindanaoan fans of this ABS CBN Channel 2 star...thank you for visiting my humble blog and please don't hesitate to spread the word to your fellow "Lloydie fans." More to come --- only here in Mindanaoan.com!

Photos – Kapamilya Karavan featuring John Lloyd Cruz, Rivermaya, Maricar Reyes, Nikki Valdes, Dennis Padilla and CDO local bands

Blogging, Broadcasting, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Festivals, Fiesta, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Music, News, Northern Mindanao, Personal, Personalities, Photos
The Kapamilya Karavan 2009 in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao was a major success! The fun event, which was made possible by ABS CBN and SM City CDO, was held last August 28, 2009 (the very day CDO celebrated the Kagay-An Festival 2009!) at the Gran Via Lot, Pueblo de Oro. Virtually thousands and thousands of people came to watch the free show, which was the organizers' way of thanking the public for their continuous support. Mindanaoan was there because I was tapped to book two local bands (thank you, ABS CBN Manila!) Mindanaoan was also one of the official event photographers :) [the other one that I got was my brother hehe...but of course, right? :) ] Check out some of the photos that I took during the Kapamilya Karavan event in Cagayan de Oro below. Apart from the M.O.R. deejays an...

Kapamilya Karavan CDO to feature John Lloyd Cruz, Rivermaya, Maricar Reyes, Nikki Valdes, Enchong Dee and Dennis Padilla

Announcements, Arts, Broadcasting, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Media, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Northern Mindanao, Personalities, Society
One of the Philippines' most popular heartthrobs will invade Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao! John Lloyd Cruz, star of mega hit movies "One More Chance" and "A Very Special Love," will headline the ABS CBN Cagayan de Oro and SM City CDO-sponsored Kapamilya Karavan 2009. The event will be held on Friday, August 28, 2009, 4PM at the Gran Via Lot (near SM CDO), CDO. This event is open to the public. Kapamilya Karavan 2009 in Cagayan de Oro will also feature popular Manila band Rivermaya and Kapamilya stars Maricar Reyes, Nikki Valdes and Enchong Dee. The musical show, which will coincide with the Cagayan de Oro fiesta, will be hosted by comedian Dennis Padilla. Mindanaoan was tapped to book two local bands to serve as front acts. I was also tapped to book an official photographer who will...

Share your Maalaala Mo Kaya story at Limketkai Mall

Announcements, Arts, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Mindanaoan Update, Movies, Northern Mindanao
"Maalaala Mo Kaya," a drama anthology program aired via ABS-CBN Channel 2, will visit Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao! On August 7 to 9, 2009 at the Limketkai Mall in CDO, the staff of ABS-CBN's "Maalaala Mo Kaya" will be on hand to accept letters and stories from the public. Selected stories may then be featured in future "Maalaala Mo Kaya" episodes. The stories and letters will be accepted during mall hours. Will a Mindanaoan's story be the next to be featured in MMK? I remember that the 1994 Maalaala Mo Kaya movie starring Richard Gomez, Aiko Melendez and Chin Chin Gutierrez was based on a story of a Mindanaoan - a Davao City resident. That was a pretty controversial film, too, as some people apparently wanted to question the veracity of the story. Anyways, if you want to share y...

Baron Geisler and a girl smoking marijuana – caught on camera?

Controversial, Entertainment, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Opinion, Personal
I received a rather weird (yet interesting, I must admit) offer via email yesterday. A girl who introduced herself as a certain "Angela Batumbakal" claimed that she has photos of "Jay" indie film lead actor Baron Geisler and another woman (unnamed) smoking marijuana. I found her email "interesting" only because I realize the lengths people go through just so they can either destroy a person or earn that quick buck. This "Angela Batumbakal" wrote: i have 5 clear pictures of baron geisler and a woman smoking marijuana.i found a memory card at an internet cafe and then i opened it and saw baron's pictures on it.if u are interested to have these pictures,u can send me an email.09099758776 [[email protected]] I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who received her so-called "offer," wh...