Showing posts with label Loboc Children's Choir. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Loboc Children's Choir. Show all posts

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Kim Gonzales: Happiness comes first for his talents

ScenePinturang Bol-anon Art Exhibit at the Island City Mall featuring the works of Goy Fullido, Glenn Lumantao, Moying Ramos, Rhants Annunciado, Cruz Salgados, Lalan Paloso and Nicole Galero. “Art is everything,” said Goy Fullido.
Pinturang Bol-anon Art Exhibit -LPU
Scene:  The first Calamay Festival in Jagna in April 2015.
Scene: Boholano Catholics and music lovers who would like to give their Lenten observance a Medieval, didn’t miss the chance to witness the performance of the Gregorian Choir of Paris which performed last Friday in the Latin Mass celebrated by Tagbilaran Bishop Leonardo Medroso at the St. Joseph Cathedral. The tour brings a spiritual and sacred message that the “world needs a form of silence that resembles a Gregorian chant”. The Gregorian Choir of Paris also conducted a three-hour chorale workshop with the members of the Loboc Children’s Choir.  “It was a very big opportunity and chance to be with world-class people especially Gregorian chant.. it’s not easy,” said Alma Taldo, trainor of the  Loboc Children’s Choir. Vera Gesite applauded the choir’s performance: “The Gregorian Choir of Paris transported me to a different dimension. Very exhilarating, very awesome performance.  My art, my everything has been moved with their enchanting voice.”
Scene: The Ewican family headed by the couple Norma and Genaro of barangay Alegria, Carmen, Bohol did not only made it in the Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya National Search 2014 after winning second runner-up but also captured the interest of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which is among the funding institutions of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program being implemented by the Department of  Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Gregorian Choir of Paris performs at the St. Joseph Cathedral
"to echo through actual Gregorian chanting
 the resilience of the Filipino spirit.”-LPU
Scene: Oscars 2015: Joan Rivers and Lizabeth Scott were omitted from In Memoriam segment, no black nominees in the acting categories, but plenty among the presenters, I was sad for Meryl Streep who lost 16 -- count 'em, 16 -- Oscar races now, Lady Gaga didn’t wear a dress made of meat during the Oscars. Her performance was good, Patricia Arquette wants equality. 'It's time for us, it's time for women. Equal means equal.” And Neil Patrick Harris had a great gag to start the Oscars 2015 saying: "Tonight we honour film's whitest, I mean brightest..." He bared (almost) all during his Birdman tribute! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Two weeks ago, I bumped into talent manager and performer Nicole Kim Gonzales at The Buzz at Luisa Galleria in Tagbilaran. He was full of life, just like make-up artist Shandy Mission who was with him.
I would learn from Shandy that Kim was busy managing his talents, including Aurelio Dinorog, Michael John Pagobo, Arneil Kadusale, Mac Asia, Tom, Dressner, Gladys Mae Sinconiegue, Petche Ann Vale, Andrea Laniba, Dawn Dospueblos and Sweet Aceron, for the past years now.
How does one become part of your The Art Nouveau talent agency?  “First, the physical appearance (that includes good body posture and healthy). Of course, he or she must be fit, possesses the good quality for modelings and pageants. Attitude is also important to be my anak-anakan. If I can feel the willingness, interest and determination, he or she can be my anak-anakan.”
What kind of arrangement do you make with the talent? “I don’t let them sign any contracts, for as long as their trust, loyalty, dedication, sincerity, willingness and whole heart is on me. They are all free to make or have “rakets” but they should ask permission to me so that I’m also aware of their activities.”
Nicole Kim Gonzales to his anak-anakan: ‘I told them
 to keep your head on the cloud and your feet on the ground.’
Kim said he has learned that there is no standard way of dealing with controversies when talents get involved in difficult issues.
“I only have these requirements: balance of time, dedication, commitment, professionalism, willingness and a good heart for us to stay longer,” said Kim.
Usual problems he encountered are boyfriend-girlfriend issues and attitude problems.
“Feeling sikat or  daku nag ulo, I told them to keep your head on the cloud and your feet on the ground,” advised Kim.
Finding the balance between being a friend and being a manager is “tricky”, but if it is the happiness of his anak-anakan that is at stake, Kim has one hard-and-fast rule: he will always remain a friend and will go for what makes his anak-anakan happy.
Do you also interfere with affairs of the heart? “Of course no! As long as their work is not affected, I don’t interfere but I give advices.”
Believe it or not, I still like to see Kim for what he is now — still invincible, performing in gay pageants and surprisingly caring on one hand and still brutally honest about people he didn’t care about.
There is no way you can avoid Kim in Bohol’s entertainment kingdom.
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Saturday, December 31, 2011

The ‘Biggest Likes and Yikes’ of 2011

Let us start the New Year with this wonderful message: Isn’t it strange how 100 peso bill appears to be a large amount when donated to church but too small when you go shopping? Isn’t it strange how 1 hour seems so long in church and so short when having fun? How everyone wants front row tickets on concert or show but they want last row in the church? As usual but strange reality. We say God is our priority but have we proven it everyday? Hope you have time to read and share this message.


Remember the laughter,
the joy,
the hard work,
and the tears.
And as you reflect on the past year,
also think of the new one to come.
Because most importantly,
this is a time of new beginnings
and the celebration of life.
Drum roll, please! It's time to find out which entertainment stories, people and events caught our attention in 2011! And, ehem, these Bohol’s who’s who cum celebrities received an award for being famous/infamous in the year 2011!

Likes! Most Beautiful Boholana of 2011
Farrah Faye Mian of Tubigon was declared Miss Bohol Sandugo 2011. The Bohol’s Finest Daughter and Most Beautiful Boholana is now included in the Miss Bohol Honor Roll.

Likes! Most Trending in 2011
“You know you're a Boholano if?’ trended worldwide on Facebook. Other hottest fanpages on  Facebook for Boholanos worldwide were ‘Taga- UB ka kung…’, ‘Taga-Calape ka kung?,’ ‘Nka skwela kag HNU Highschool kung?’, ‘Taga VDT-ALC ka kung..’, ‘Taga-WISDOM ka kung...’, ‘Nakatungha ka sa Grace Christian School kung?’, ‘Tatak Sevillahanon ka kung?’ and  Nakaskwela ka sa Bohol High kung?’.

Yikes! Most Unforgettable Celebrity Feud
The claws are out! Which who’s who battle had you jumping to take sides? 2011 was a feisty fight between Mayor Dan Lim and Gov. Edgar Chatto. Also, Mayor Dan Lim and Taloto Barangay Captain Faro Cabalit's claws were out last 2011, and their weight war earned them the first-runner up.

Yikes! Most Shocking Celebrity Scandal
In December, TV 5 reported that Mayor Dan Lim, stuck on a flight and too impatient to wait for the toilet, unzipped his pants in front of the flight attendant. The flight attendant said Mayor Lim was obviously impatient, though he blamed the incident on being diabetic. The incident gained further notoriety when it was uploaded in youtube.

First runner-up was the “No Other Woman” involving a beauty queen and a photographer. The housewife-beauty queen herself slipped unnoticed into the apartment and caught them in the act. The couple broke up immediately after that. 

Second runner-up was the sex scandal video involving a media personality with a “minor” girl. 

Yikes! Most Shocking Death of a Cultural Icon
Cultural icon, educator and dancer Oscar Real, the co-founder of Bukang Liwayway Dance Troupe, died at age 60 on March 29.

Yikes! Best Brouhaha Incident of the Year
In April 2011, a Philippine National Bank teller “accidentally” gave the million pesos to the wrong person. The Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals (BCBP)-Bohol campaign says, “Be honest…Even If others are not. Even if others will not. Even if others cannot.”

Likes! Hottest Duo
Central Visayas bets Blake Mahecha Valles was declared second runner-up and Felisse Marie Carvajal was top 5 in the Ginoo and Mutya ng Prisaa 2011 held on April 13 in Zamboanga City. The Ginoo and Mutya ng Prisaa 2011 was one of the highlights of this year's Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa), an athletic competition among private schools in the country.

Yikes! No Miss Tagbi 2011
There was no Miss Tagbilaran 2011 because the search committee decided to cancel the pageant. The reason? Most of the applicants were repeaters or recycled beauties. There were no pageants in 1987 and 1995.

Likes! Hottest Celeb of the Year
Many had career years in 2011 -- but which one truly stood out from the pack? Yes, the Starstruck alumna and beauty queen was the cover babe of FHM Philippines May 2011 issue. Not only her first FHM cover, but also her first time to pose for a magazine cover. A homegrown Kapuso artist, Rich finished 1st Princess on GMA talent search "StarStruck 4: The Next Level" and later competed in Binibining Pilipinas 2009 and was declared first runner-up. She can no longer join beauty pageants in the future as she posed sexy for a men’s magazine.

Likes! Lifetime Achievement Award for a Beauty Queen
Bohol’s Queen of Tourism Rose Soy, who is also the Rotary Queen for the nth time, wowed the crowd during the Santacruzan 2011 street parade. She was also hailed as Queen of Alay Lakad 2011.

Yikes! Better Luck Next Time Award
 2011 was unfavorable for our beauty queens Aileene Ella Dango and Renee Soraya Rosete Hassani who didn’t make it to the final 10 in the Miss Philippines-Earth 2011. Also, Miss Denmark Maya Celeste Padillo Olesen (her mother Elizabeth Padillo Olesen is from Bohol) didn’t make it in the Miss World 2011.

Miss Bohol Sandugo 2011 first runner-up Ely Rose Apple Angcon was selected as a finalist for the Olay White Bar Ambassador.  However, Angcon failed to win the title.

Miss Mandaue 2011 Donna Cardino failed to grab a spot in the Miss World-Philippines 2011.

Ubayanus Kru from San Pascual, Ubay, Bohol failed in the monthly finals rounds on ABS-CBN late-morning show Showtime.

Likes! Biggest Celebrity Wedding of 2011
It was provincewide spectacle when Tagbilaran City Councilor Baba Yap married Jane Censoria Cajes in Tagbilaran City on February 5. The ceremony inside St. Joseph Cathderal was attended by roughly 1,500 guests, including Sec. Florencio Abad of Department of Budget and Management,  Gov. Edgar  Chatto, V-Gov. Conching Lim,  Reps. Rene Relampagos, Erico  Aumentado and Arthur Yap. Talk about a short engagement, Yap, a city councilor, popped the question to Cajes in December 2010, after they had been dating for about three months.

Yikes! Kumukupas Na Paraiso Award
The devastating condition of the Raha Sikatuna Park (Magsaysay Camp) in Bilar. Due to the war torn nature of the area, it is now practically abandoned. Sadly, this now decaying place was home to rare flora and fauna.  Gone are the days when Rajah Sikatuna National Park was a haven for nature lovers and a bird-watchers paradise.

Likes! Most Memorable Celebrity Travel
Fashion icon EJ Relampagos went to Italy where he treated her mother Josefina “Jo” Relampagos to a bakasyon grande. Like other visitors, EJ and his mom, came in search of fine art, pizza, spaghetti, cappuccino, wine and fashion.  Also, Trisha Chatto had a memorable trip in France and Germany.

Yikes! Real Drama of the Year
The youngest survivor of the ill-fated M/V Island Fast Craft 1 on Aug. 21 was three-month-old Rema May Abigial Tugap.  Her mother, Emmie Tugap, hugged her tightly before they jumped into the churning waters. Fortunately, a fisherman helped save them and the other passengers. Three dead while 70 others were rescued.

Yikes! Nature’s Fury Experiences
After land fissures, flashfloods occurred in Sierra-Bullones last March which killed one person. The Anda landslide killed two young men working inside a quarry. There were reported floods occurring in Dimiao, Garcia Hernandez and Jagna in March 2011.

Likes! Most Memorable Concerts
The concert of Miss Saigon star and award-winning recording artist Ima Castro on Sept. 13 topped the list.. First runner-up was the concert of songwriter and singer Jose Mari Chan for dyRD’s 50th anniversary. Second runner-up was the concert of world-renowned operatic tenor and philanthropist Sal Malaki. Tied for third runner-up were the concerts of Jovit Baldivino and Bugoy Drilon; and Erick Santos and Ai-Ai delas Alas.

Likes! Homecoming Award
After his exhibitions abroad, visual and performance artist Sam Penaso and his works returned to Bohol. After their church wedding on 11-11-11, Nonito Donaire Jr. and his wife Rachel paid Bohol, his home province, a surprise visit.

Likes! Bring Home the Bacon Award
Loboc Children’s Choir (LCC) bagged 3rd place in the Tolosa International Choir competition in Spain.  Before that, the LCC members had their mini-concerts in Europe as part of their Europe 2011 Tour.  Also, Gov. Edgar Chatto received the Dangal ng Bayan Award.

Likes!  Hot Show
Bohol’s First Car and Motor Show featured Bohol’s best cars including Mercedes Benz SLS 2012, Audi TT, BMW Z3’s, Mercedes Benz ML, Subaru WRX STI, Nissan 350z, fully set-up Ford F150, customized Honda cars and more.  And, also the Big Bikes exhibition organized by the Bohol Bikers Association. The motorbikes came in all brands (on Harley-Davidsons and other brands), shapes and sizes, with some that appeared to defy gravity, if not other rules and regulations!

Likes! Cutest Boholano Artista
Christine “Tintin” Ng, who hails from Tagbilaran City, has come a long way from being the shy probinsya and now a rising actress in the country. She starred in movies and indie films; however, her breakthrough role was on GMA 7’s Dwarfina and Munting Heredera which showcased Tintin’s natural acting. She appeared the talkative and seductive (read: Malandi) yaya or maid in teleseryes.

Yikes! Forget-Me-Not Award
The 80 Boholano talents in the indie film Amigo had least six (6) named supporting roles were not included in the movie’s supposedly “full” cast listing in IMDB. The local talents played their roles, no matter how “small” with such honesty, so natural that they understand well the concept of ensemble acting. 

Likes! Triple Treats Award
In the field of beauty pageant, 2011 saw the rising beauty queens from Tubigon town. Farrah Faye Mian won the Miss Bohol Sandugo crown.  Then, Rochelle Cabilla was declared Miss BACS Academics 2011 and Clarlaine Radoc was proclaimed Miss BACS Personality 2011.

Likes! Santa’s Ho Ho Ho/Happy Holidays
The biggest and tallest Santa Claus in Bohol and in the Philippines caught our attention. First runner-up was the Christmas Village of Mila Lim which fascinated visitors and friends who visit it during the holidays.

Yikes! The “Animal Non Grata” aka Homeless of the Year Award
After celebrating “her” 15th birthday, Prony, the biggest python in captivity was declared “animal non grata” in Albur after Mayor Efren Tungol ordered closure of the area because Prony’s owners, the Salibay family, had no business permit to operate. Also homeless was Prony (Marimar) who became famous because of “her” kagwang performance.

Yikes! The Nega Award
First district Bohol Rep. Rene Relampagos filed House Bill 5422 that seeks to rename Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) to Corazon Aquino Avenue. Relampagos said “EDSA should be named after Aquino because “one cannot think of the 1986 EDSA Revolution without thinking of former President Corazon Aquino.” However, large number of Pinoy Nettizens (including celebrities such as Tim Yap, Georgina Wilson and Paolo Paraiso) refuse to have anything to do with the bill and expressed their disagreement openly online.  The topic became a top trend on Twitter.

Yikes (Untrue) Rumor of the Year
Which false story was the most egregious? The “treasure hunting” in Loboc Church was a dud! The local authorities in Loboc denied treasure hunting activity as the drilling operation was intended for the study of the bearing capacity of the ground where the church now stands. Some people were not convinced, though.
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sexy talk with Dobap

Members of the Loboc Children’s Choir with Azkals Goalkeeper Roland Mueller (front, partly hidden) in Cologne, Germany. Contributed photo

Seen: After Italy and Germany, the members of the Loboc Children’s Choir (LCC) will be in Netherlands. The Philippine Embassy in Netherlands takes pride in welcoming LCC in 2011 for a series of fund-raising concerts in the Netherlands from Oct. 19- 21. This will be the second performance of LCC in the Netherlands whose first concert was held in 2003 in Rotterdam during their first international concert tour.   It was during this concert tour that LCC won the grand prize in the 6th International Folksongs Festival “Europe and its Songs” in Barcelona, Spain.  LCC also won the first prize in the youth category in the same competition. In 2011, LCC will be competing once again in Spain at the Certamen Coral de Tolosa from October 29- Nov. 1, 2011.

Scene: We didn’t feel Ramon even Pag-asa declared storm signal no.1 in Bohol.

Seen: The “Chocolate Hills of Bohol” can also be found in the neighboring Leyte island. The sun-kissed mounds form part of the Nacolod Mountain Range or San Francisco Nature's Park.

Seen: Bohol's first radio, dyRD, is celebrating its 50th anniversary by hosting the songwriter and singer Jose Mari Chan. Chan will be performing live on stage at the Panglao Island Nature Resort on Oct 28. The concert will be totally a charity event where all its profits will be going to "Inyong Alagad" of station dyRD. Donations for Inyong Alagad (P500 and P1,000) are now accepted during the radio program while donors will be given concert tickets. So be ready, donate and join Jose Mari Chan in Bohol and enjoy an unforgettable night with his outstanding performance.


I am sharing this inspirational story to all people out there: One day, a rich dad took his son on a trip. Wanted to show him how poor someone can be. They spent time on the farm of a poor family. On the way home, dad asked, "Did you see how poor they are? What did you learn?”

Son said, "We have one dog, they have four, we have pool, they have rivers, we have lanterns at night, they have stars, we buy foods, they grow theirs, we have walls to protect us, they have friends, we have encyclopedias, they have Bible." Then they headed, "Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are."

Moral lesson: It's not about money that makes us rich, it's about simplicity of having God in our lives.

Dominic “Dobap” Aparicio: Sexiest part of my body? My beer belly!!

As everybody probably knows, Dominic “Dobap” Aparicio is very visible and popular in the many activities of Junior Chamber International (JCI) - Bohol Sandugo and Daganista. That’s why his colleagues, and even acquaintances, love Dobap dearly.

He can comfortably mingle with everyone. What you see is what you get. That is Dobap way kurat!

A triathlete, Dobap likes scuba diving and mountain climbing. Since 1999, he has conquered most notable mountains in the country including Mt. Apo (the highest mountain in the Philippines), Mt. Dulang Dulang (the second-highest mountain in the Philippines found in Bukidnon), Mt. Kitanglad traverse, Mt. Kanlaon, Mt.  Hilong Hilong in Agusan del Norte, Mt. Lumot in Butuan, Mt.Talinis in Dumaguete, Mt. Malindang in Ozamis, Mt. Silay in Bacolod, all peaks in Cebu and Mt. Hibok-Hibok  in Camiguin.

“It is very safe to climb in most parts of the Philippines, for locals and foreigners alike,” said Dobap.

He said that he plans to climb Mt. Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia next year.

I bet you didn’t know that, as part of his community service, he is faithfully cleaning the belfry of St. Joseph Cathedral. 

“Helping others with open heart, that makes community service more enjoying with no regrets,” said Dobap.

In the face of temptation, Dobap wants to stay single (forever?). “I’m 33 years old and still single and willing to mingle. Ha! Ha! Ha!”

Asked when he will settle down, Dobap laughed aloud and said, “Maminyo? Ug makaon na ang white sand sa Alona Beach!” No comment.

In the meantime, Dobap engages Bared readers in a “sexy talk.”

What is sexy to him?
“Sexy? hhhmmmpppp... it depends on the person... for me everybody is sexy.”

When does he feel sexiest?
“When everybody appreciate of what I’m doing.”

What part of his body does he consider sexiest?

“Ha ha ha ha ha ha my beer belly!”
What part of a woman’s body does he find sexiest? 
“The curve.”
When did he lose his innocence?
“After high school.”

To a younger woman or an older woman?
“Older women are hot ha ha ha ha!”


“Reggae and RnB.”

“ Law Books.”

“FHM (I like the ladies confession section)”

Woman’s face
“The eyes.”

“Anything will do as long as presentable.”

“Tanang panghatag.”

“Baboy before, now isda and gulay.”

Time of day
“Late afternoon.”

Part of the house
“My crib.”

TV show
“Discovery Channel.”

“To climb the highest mountain of the world!”

Things done
“Not yet soon.”

Done for a woman
“Make her proud.”

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Direk RD’s new love is codenamed RSVP

Scene: "An evening of fine music” with Miss Saigon star and award-winning recording artist Ima Castro is on Sept. 13, 8 p.m. at the Bohol Cultural Center. Tickets are priced at Php 1,000 (VIP), 500, 200 and 100 (general admission). For ticket reservations, call Holy Spirit School Tagbilaran at 411-2558 or visit HSS.

Scene:  The Loboc Children’s Choir (LCC) had their mini-concert at Chiesa di Santi Gregorio e Siro and Cinema Perla in Bologna, Italy last Sept. 8.  The “Concert of Sacred Music” featuring the LCC which lasted for 40 minutes featured classical and modern religious songs to celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The LCC members are in Europe for their Europe 2011 Tour. 
Atty. Dionisio Balite and Dr. Lilia Ancog-Balite, Ph.D.
The Arcay family at the Grand Canyon, USA

Scene:  The gala night of the 30th years of BIT- International College (formerly Bohol Institute of Technology) on Sept. 7.  BIT-IC was founded in 1981 by couple senior provincial board member Dionisio Dajalos Balite, Ph.D. and Lilia Ancog Balite, Ph.D.

Seen: So lovingly remembered on her 10th death anniversary was Ruth P. Udtohan (Nov. 4, 1983-Sept. 11, 2001). Her blogspot ( said, “You are gone with the Lord, but for us you never left. We will always love you, we sadly missed you...”

Seen: Panglao businesswoman Aniceta “Annie”Nerves Arcay feels happy that she met her daughter Maxelle Deneb and son Regil in her recent trip to the US.  Annie visited California, Las Vegas, Washington, Chicago, New York, Arizona and Texas.  In Houston, she didn’t fail to visit NASA's Johnson Space Center, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's center for human spaceflight training, research and flight control.

Scene:  The first ever “Lindaville fiesta celebration” in the US was held in Newport Beach, California on September 3. US-based socialite Mikey Gatal reported that the people of Lindaville, Tagbilaran City who are now residing in America are united for friendship, camaraderie, laughter, and lasting memories of an enjoyable time away from home. The gathering was initiated by Eve Baura Digal.

Scene:  Fifteen ladies who will vie for Miss Jagna 2011 crown on Sept. 27, 9 p.m.  at the Jagna gym with   Rio Bernados as choreographer.  On the other hand, seven candidates will vie for Little Miss Jagna 2011 on Sept. 25 which is organized by Manol Ocio.

Scene:  Tagbilaran City Mayor Dan Neri Lim didn't attend the Alay Lakad 2011. He was represented by Vice Mayor Nuevas Tirol-Montes. Gov. Edgar Chatto gave his welcome address. Rosario Soy, the Bohol’s Queen of Tourism and Queen of Rotary Club, is the Queen of Alay Lakad 2011. The Queen of Alay Lakad has replaced the unpopular Miss Alay Lakad.

RSVP TEAM: (l-r) RD Alba (director), Dr. Tess Mauricio (host), Michael Carandang (executive producer), Giselle Tongi (host), and Philip Anthony (co-executive producer). Photo by Erika Serrano

Yes, you read the banner correctly. Boholano director RD Alba has a new love and the codename is RSVP.

But before you jump to conclusion, let me add that RSVP is not a codename of a person. It’s the TFC’s newest U.S. based weekly talk show aimed at getting viewers engaged to discuss issues that affect their lives.

RSVP is directed by RD and has Michael Carandang, the Emmy-award winning producer of the “Tyra Banks Show” and America’s Next Top Model as its show runner.

US-based actress G Tongi is the show host. In an interview with ABS-CBN, Tongi said, “We did an episode where we discussed being biracial. I was really able to talk about that. It was a huge sigh of relief to be able to open up and share that about myself.”

Dr. Tess Mauricio, Tongi’s co-host is a respected dermatologist in the U.S. who’s been a guest on U.S. mainstream shows like, “The Doctors”, “The Rachel Ray Show” and “America’s Next Top Model” as a beauty expert.

In their premiere season on September 10, former Philippine actress Patricia Javier will reveal something personal that she has kept from the public.

“Our first guest is Patricia Javier she talks about her new life and new beginnings,” said RD.

Apart from issues, they will also feature high-achieving Filipinos in different fields with expertise to share to kababayans who want to know how to make it in America.

Said RD: “We invite celebrity guests every week and discuss important topics from lifestyle to fashion to reality.”

What motivates him to accept the directorial job?

“It's a different angle on directing. I want to explore and be versatile as much as I can, I wanna say I've done it all: teleserye, movie, talk show,” said RD, who served as the associate producer of Panaghoy sa Suba (which was directed by Cesar Montano and also featured him as the lead star) and directed/produced the Kapalaran teleserye on ABS-CBN.

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Ochea, Simporios HS bet for Mr & Miss UB ‘11

Kent Chester Ochea and Mian Antonette Simporios will represent the high school department in the Mr and Miss UB Personality 2011, one of the highlights of the week-long celebration of the UB Days.

“Ochea and Simporios bested other 24 lovely and gorgeous contenders in the Mr and Miss UB High School held August 12 at the UB gymnasium,” said Jheinena Cimafranca Clarin, English teacher and adviser of the Penmasters. “This said yearly competition is done as the UBHS fully gears up for the upcoming UB Days celebration come September 16-23, 2011 dubbed with the theme: ‘Achieving greater heights; maximizing potentials thru sports and art.’”

The Mr and Miss UB Personality 2011 coronation night is on September 22 at the UB quadrangle. The talent show will be held on September 20.

The Mr and Miss UB Personality is the province’s oldest campus pageant. Its metamorphosis—from RPC Queen (the late Purisima Veloso-Datoy got the crown) to Miss UB Queen (Zenit Cabalit won the title when UB was granted university status in 1970), and was changed into Mr and Miss UB Personality (Margaret Gulle-Pascual won the crown in 1973 and Luisito Ytol won the Mr UB title in 1985 when male candidates were involved making the pageant unique). The candidates are also required to undergo a personality test using the standardized testing tool 16 Personality Factor (16PF).