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Michael Cinco, may patama sa mga artista at influencer na gustong makalibre sa mga local brands

International fashion designer Michael Cinco couldn’t hide his disappointment over the unfair treatment being received by local fashion brands from some celebrities and influencers.

In his now-deleted Instagram story, Cinco took a swipe against the said popular figures, who spent a lot of money to buy luxury brands created from other countries, while asking for free products from local designers.

“So Filipino celebrities and famous influencers are often seen wearing European
designer clothes? It seems like they spend a fortune on these items just to keep up with the latest fashion trends… But have you ever stopped to think about why they choose to spend their money on these expensive European brands, rather than supporting our very own Filipino designers?” said Cinco.

“It’s quite ironic how these celebrities proudly wear these designer clothes, but when it comes to Filipino designers, they suddenly want everything custom-
made for them for FREE… It’s a sad reality that many talented and hardworking FILIPINO DESIGNERS have to face. They pour their hearts and souls into their creations, but are often undervalued and underpaid,” he added.

According to the designer, Filipinos should start supporting local brands instead of asking for free products.

He even admitted that he experienced the same thing many times, but hinted that he rejected those proposals.

“Every time some influencers and starlets ask me if I wanna do their wedding dress or red carpet dresses for collaboration or for FREE,” he stated.

Bakit ako? Cristy Fermin nagtataka kung bakit siya ang pinag-initan ng abogado ni Dominic Roque

Talent manager Cristy Fermin was clueless why she was being blamed by Dominic Roque’s camp on the rumors circulated about the model-actor amid his breakup with Bea Alonzo.

In her online show, Cristy questioned why she was being tagged by Dominic’s lawyer and accused her of spreading the rumor about the latter and TAPE Inc. President Seth Jalosjos.

Cristy insisted that she never mentioned any names on her show.

“Mula nang salatin ko po ang isyu ng breakup ni Bea Alonzo at Dominic Roque, ni isang banggit po ng pangalan nitong si Mayor Bullet Jalosjos ay hindi ko binitiwan. Kahit po initials, kahit po clue, tungkol sa kanya ay wala po kayong nalaman mula sa akin,”  she said.

The columnist then told Dominic’s camp to blame internet influencer Xian Gaza over the spread of rumors about Jalosjos.

“Si Xian Gaza po, isang vlogger, diniretso po niya na si MayorBullet Jalosjos talaga ‘yung nagbabahay dito kay Dominic Roque. Sa akin n’yo po ba ‘yun narinig? Yung kay Xian Gaza na nga lang diretsong diretso e. Bakit hindi ‘yun ang inyong habulin? E siya yung nagsalita sa inyo na kayo ‘yan,” she said.

Cristy even challenged Dominic’s camp to provide evidence against her.

 

Nagiging propeta na? Ogie Diaz, napanaginipan ang pagbabalikan ni Bea Alonzo at Dominic Roque

Talent manager and showbiz reporter Ogie Diaz disclosed the possibility of reconciliation between Bea Alonzo and Dominic Roque.

It can be recalled that Ogie was among the showbiz reporters who reported the breakup between the two celebritiess and even mentioned the possible reasons why the two decided to cancel their wedding.

However, Ogie shared a bizarre revelation on his online show, saying that he dreamed that Bea and Dominic were trying to fix their differences.

“Si Dominic at si Bea, napanaginipan ko, ayon sa panaginip ko, na inaayos, na inaayos nila na maging okay sila ulit. Panaginip lang naman to no,” he said.

“Napanaginipan ko na si Dominic at saka si Bea nagkita bago mag-Singapore si Bea. Di ba nag-Singapore si Bea. Bago mag-Singapore si Bea nagkita sila,” he added.

According to him he saw Dominic visited Bea before she traveled to Singapore.

“Ayun nga. Eto panaginip ko lang naman to, so hindi, si Dominic pumunta sa bahay ni Bea bago mag-Singapore. Tapos, pilit nilang inaayos eh, ang problema,” he said.

He even said that the discussion between Bea and Dominic had a positive result.

It’s not yet known if the dream of Ogie would come true.

 

TAPE Inc. president Jalosjos, inamin na sa kanya ang condo na tinitirhan ngayon ni Dominic Roque

Television and Production Exponents Incorporated (TAPE Inc.) President and Dapitan Mayor Seth Frederick P. Jalosjos admitted owning the condominium unit where model actor Dominic Roque resides.

In an interview, Jalosjos clarified that Roque was only his close and trusted friend, and the model was paying him for the condominium unit lease.

“Clarify ko lang, actually ‘yung condo totoong akin talaga ‘yon,” said Jalosjos. “Ginawa ko siyang airbnb. Syempre, as a friend, barkada, si Dom, asked me if I want to have it rented,”

“Natawa an nga lang ako bakit tumalin ‘yung issue sa business na binahay na,” he added.

Meanwhile, Congressman Bong Suntay, who was also linked to Roque, denied in the same interview that he gifted a gas station to the model.

According to him, Roque was only a brand ambassador of his fuel business.

“Kung talagang magreresearch lang makikita nila as early as five years ago talagang brand ambassador na si Dominic. Ang nakakagulat nga ‘yung pinost pa nilang picture ‘yung contract signing namin ni Dom,” he said.

It can be recalled that Dominic acquired the service of a law office to defend himself from the rumors being spread by veteran columnist Cristy Fermin.

Yari! Abogado ni Dominic Roque, may babala kay Cristy Fermin

The lawyer of Dominic Roque released a statement regarding the rumors disclosed by veteran columnist Cristy Fermin about their client.

It can be recalled that Cristy discussed the possible reasons why Bea Alonzo chose to cancel her engagement with Dominic.

Some of the rumors Cristy mentioned were about Dominic’s ‘dark past’ and the alleged gifts he received from different men.

She also mentioned several politicians who allegedly gave favors to Dominic.

However, Fernandez & Singson’s law office said that there was no truth about the information released by Cristy.

“We strongly condemn the malicious and defamatory public statements of Ms. Fermin. These defamatory statements were made by Ms. Fermin under the guise of entertainment news without any effort from her to confirm the same from Mr. Dominic Roque. In her vlog, Ms. Fermin made malicious defamatory innuends. These innuendos alluded that Mr. Dominic Roque has a benefactor who is a politician and that this politician is the owner of the condominium where he currently resides. The messaging of the innuendos was clear and unambiguous. In fact, the malicious and baseless innuendos were quickly picked up by social media netizens, several of whom even uploaded a photo of Dapitan City Mayor Jalosjos without his knowledge and consent. There is absolutely no truth to these malicious innuendos, Mr. Dominic Roque is a longtime friend of Mayor Jalosjos and is leasing the unit owned by Mayor Jalosjos,”  they stated.

The law office reminded me that there were laws that existed to protect their client against malicious statements.

They also denied that Dominic and Bea had a disagreement over a pre-nuptial agreement.

As of writing, Cristy has yet to give response to the statement released by Dominic’s camp.

Ex-Miss Universe president Paula Shugart mulls charges against Anne Jakrajutatip

Former Miss Universe President Paula Shugard mulled charges against the current owner of the prestigious beauty organization, Anne Jakrajutatip.

In her statement, Shugard said that she tried to keep her silence and privacy, but the recent statements made against her by Jakrajutatip forced her to protect herself.

“Since announcing my resignation in November of 2023, I have sought to stay out of the spotlight, electing not to comment on any of the changes within the Miss Universe Organization, seeking only to quietly help the brand and its stakeholders, when requested, with my historical knowledge and guidance,” she said.

“However, recent false and outrageous comments made by Miss Universe owner Anne Jakrajutatip impugning my character have compelled me to break my silence,” he added.

According to the former Miss Universe president, Jakrajutatip accused her of accepting bribes to control the results of the pageant.

Shugard argued that the accusations made by the Thai businesswoman were also an accusation against the integrity of former Miss Universe winners.

“Normally, I would choose to ignore such assertions but, by suggesting that I am corrupt and took money “under the table” to secure placements in Miss Universe competitions, Jakrajutatip not only defames me, but she also discredits the women who have won the Miss Universe crown by implying their titles were “bought” and not earned by merit. I cannot abide by such dangerous and reckless assertions, which degrade the Miss Universe brand and its Titleholders,” she stated.

To protect her image, and the former winners of the competition, Shugard said that she would file legal charges against Jakrajutatip in Thailand.

“I am presently considering my legal options in Thailand and what actions I might take. However, given that my complaint will be just one of many legal actions currently facing the owner of JKN, it is imperative for the Miss Universe brand and its legacy that I immediately speak the truth and condemn these words before taking any action in Thai courts and I am reserving all rights to claim for damages,” she said.

 

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Sasakyan na minamaneho ni Jaya, nabangga habang papunta siya sa concert ni Regine Velasquez

“Queen of Soul” Jaya had an unfortunate incident while on her way to watch the concert of her friend Regine Velasquez in the US.

Jaya who’s excited to meet her friend again after several years, recounted the incident which forced her to cancel her plans to watch the concert.

According to her, she was traveling with some of her friends to Sacramento, California, when their car collided with another vehicle.

The singer was still thankful that they were fine after the collision.

“I am doing ok but my friends are being checked and they will be alright, by God’s grace. Thank you Jesus for sending us divine protection and covering us with your blood. It could’ve been super worse. I’m glad Doc and Auntie Merls are ok,” she said.

“Thank you Lord for making it another day. I am grateful for your mercy and grace. Praise your Holy name.” she added.

She also reminded her fans to wear their seatbelt at all times even if they’re in the backseat.

“Please wear your seatbelts, AT ALL TIMES WHEN YOU ARE IN A VEHICLE, especially if you’re a back seat passenger,” she stated.

 

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Parami ng parami na ang nainlove sa Chicken McDo! Dingdong Dantes at Marian Rivera, may MALAKING supresa sa kanilang mga fans

“Parami ng parami na ang nainlove sa Chicken McDo!”

Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, who recently captured the title “Box Office King and Queen” after their movie “Rewind” became the highest-grossing movie in the Philippines of all time, made a teaser about their upcoming endorsement with McDonald’s.

On February 15, McDonald’s Philippines posted a teaser, which was quickly guessed by the netizens as a reference to DongYan’s movie.

Marian and Dingdong also confirmed the rumors by posting a teaser on their respective social media pages and telling their fans they had a BIG surprise for them.

Meanwhile, celebrities like Vice Ganda, Paolo Ballesteros, Judy Ann Santos, and Ryan Agoncillo were already falling in love with the bigger, juicer, and much crispier Chicken McDo.

They’re also excited about how DongYan would express their love for the improved product of the popular fast food brand.

Netizens congratulated Marian and Dingdong on their new project with McDo and were looking forward to watch the newest commercial featuring the two.

 

Kris Aquino may mensahe sa netizen na tinawag na ‘karma’ ang kanyang sakit

Television host Kris Aquino didn’t hesitate to criticize a netizen who called her health condition karma for allegedly having a bad attitude toward others.

It can be recalled that Kris was facing several health conditions, which made her allergic to most medicines that were supposed to cure her illness.

Just recently, Kris revealed that her heart was slowly becoming weak already due to her condition and disclosed her intention to take a risky procedure that may end her life.

Despite her condition, some netizens still couldn’t stop themselves from criticizing Kris and made several theories about why the said rare condition struck her.

“Masama kasi ugali ni Kris kaya siguro nakakarma char,” a netizen said.

Kris quickly responded to the netizen, saying that her condition was not karma but a trial of faith.

“Obviously, not as awful as yours because I’ve made a conscious effort to not judge people I’ve never met nor had a personal encounter with. Illness isn’t karma – it’s God’s way of using my trials to show that FAITH does heal in his time,” she said.

Aside from the said netizen, other internet users made several assumptions about the real cause of Kris’s condition, including the possibility that she was a victim of witchcraft.

However, there was no exact cause why Kris got the said condition.

Allen Dizon, dismayado sa pagbenta ni Jiro Manio sa kanyang Gawad Urian trophy: “Hindi ko alam nasa utak niya”

Allen Dizon was visibly disappointed by Jiro Manio’s decision to sell his Gawad Urian trophy on Pinoy Pawnstars for only P75,000.

It can be recalled that Jiro sold his Gawad Urian Best Actor trophy, which was awarded to him in 2004 for his excellent performance in the movie ‘Magnifico.’

In an interview with the Philippine Entertainment Portal, Allen, who achieved 50 acting trophies during his career, said that he was not in the position to judge Jiro in his decision.

However, Allen pointed out that Jiro’s trophy could be considered a priceless possession.

“Hindi ko alam kung ano yung nasa isip niya, ano ang nasa utak niya, kung kailangan niya ng pera, kailangan niya ng ganito. Pero siyempre, kung ikaw artista ka, kumbaga ipagmamalaki mo na iyan hanggang tumanda ka na,” said Allen.

“Hanggang sa mga apo mo, at kapag namatay ka na, meron kang legacy na, ‘Ito si Jiro Manio, Best Actor ng Urian!’ It’s priceless, hindi mo puwedeng ibenta ng kahit magkano iyan,” he added.

Allen admitted that he was saddened when he heard about what Jiro did.

Jiro shared that he used the money he got from selling the trophy to spend the Holidays with his family.

“Hindi naman po ako nahirapan dahil as part of my belongings, ipinagkatiwala ko naman po yon kay Boss Toyo at lahat naman po ay naging sigurado,” he stated.

“Siguro dala na rin ng hirap sa buhay, siguro maiintindihan ako ng mga tao na kailangan ko rin, may pangangailangan din ako,” he added.