from boy abunda’s DIRECTLINE column at phil. star: “WHY LANCE IS A DOUBLE TREAT!”

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lance and his "wolf-sound" image at the left.
lance: so talented.

“Why Lance is a double treat”


DIRECTLINE By Boy Abunda (The Philippine Star)
SORCE LINK: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?publicationSubCategoryId=70&articleId=722251
Updated August 31, 2011 12:00 AM

As a performing artist, Lance Raymundo is a double treat. He is a versatile singer, and one of the most underrated actors. He may not be new in the entertainment business, but he always has a fresh and exciting approach to everything that he can offer the entertainment industry. And amidst the frenzy, he remains calm, patient and level-headed.

In 2008, Lance, who was then known as Rannie Raymundo’s younger brother who also sings, raised (plucked and unplucked) eyebrows when he decided to go into acting. Skeptics eventually acquiesced that Lance has indeed a remarkable talent in acting with the slew of challenging film roles entrusted to him by respected film directors such as Motorcycle by Jon Red, Nerseri by Vic Acedillo, The Forgotten War by Carlo Cruz, A Journey Home by Paul Soriano, among others.

The biggest revelation of all was when he bagged his first leading role in the independently produced film titled Fidel. The film was a bold and daring turn for Lance since it required him a controversial rape scene between men. Fidel is a brave story on the tragic, undocumented cases of male Overseas Filipino Workers sexually abused by their foreign employers — stories that rarely get reported in media but have actually been happening for years while buried in eerie silence. His intense performance and the film’s realistic depiction were equally well-received. Lance earned praises when the film had an international premiere in the L.A. Film Festival in 2009. Fidel was endorsed by the Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) for its thematic and narrative portrayal of the plight of OFWs who are struggling to work in foreign lands despite the frightening risks.

lance's double treat.

Fidel has been selected as one of the films to be exhibited at the first Pinoy Indie Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada this month. Incidentally, the director of the film, Mark Shandii Bacolod, is now Lance’s new manager. Lance has recently signed up an exclusive talent management contract under Bellhaus Entertainment, which is a family-owned company headed by TV and Music Video director Jeff Tan. Bacolod officially serves as the artist manager, while he moonlights as a film director and image/fashion stylist.

In 2010, award-winning director Mario O’Hara handpicked Lance for the role of General Emilio Aguinaldo in Cinemalaya 2010’s Ang Paglilitis Ni Andres Bonifacio. This feat has also given him more opportunities to appear regularly on TV shows and live performances here and abroad.

Lance’s good looks, fair skin and healthy lifestyle make him a choice endorser of wellness products and services. For Lance, products that he chooses to endorse must fully reflect his true self.

Although, Lance has made relatively successful scores in the movies, his true passion still lingers on creating and performing music. In fact, Bellhaus is producing his album, dubbed as Wolf Sound, an extensive pure collection of all-dance and club music. Kiko Salazar, who has also produced songs for Kyla and the up and rising all-girl group Pretty Young Thing, will be his record producer. Lance, who wrote the music and lyrics for the album, is in good musical collaboration with Salazar who has four Awit Awards nominations this year.

As part of the promotions, Lance will soon be collaborating with other talented performing artists such as PYT, Mocha Girls and international rappers. He is also signed up to some TV shows which will be announced very soon. Remember that Lance had significant performances on TV dramas like when he played the villainous Turko in ABS-CBN’s Pieta in 2008.

Lance Raymundo remains committed to his craft. And that’s admirable.

piliin mo…yakapin mo… Pilipinas!

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the world-renowned philippine monkey-eating eagle: almost endangered.

Saan ka pa?
bakit kailangang mangibang-bansa pa para lumigaya…
Saan ka pa?
bakit kailangang lumayo ka pa para matuklasan…
ang tunay na ganda ng buhay?
Saan ka pa?
bakit kailangang maglakbay pa para patunayan ang iyong…
kagalingan?

Pag-uwi mo,
Pinoy ka pa rin.
Pagdating mo,
pango ka pa rin.
Ayusin man ng siyensiya,
makikita pa rin.
Ang kulay mong kakambal ng sinag ng lupa,
ng pagiging mapagkumbaba,
masipag, matingkad.

Piliin mo…
yakapin mo…
Pilipinas!
Ito pa rin ang bansa mong sinilangan…
Sa mga ugat nito’y taglay ang kaluluiwa
ng ating kalikasan…
ng ating mga ninuno na naglakbay ng matagal…
para sa ating tunay na kagitingan.
Piliin mo,
yakapin mo,
ANG PILIPINAS!

isang maikling tula ni robert manuguid silverio

Choose Philippines Premieres ‘Piliin Mo ang Pilipinas’ Music Video
August 29, 2011 by ABS-CBN
(ARTICLE TAKEN FROM “STARMOMETER: YOUR TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT BLOG”)

spurce link: http://www.starmometer.com/2011/08/29/choose-philippines-premieres-piliin-mo-ang-pilipinas-music-video-2/

As a prelude to National Heroes Day, Choose Philippines, the world’s first ever social network where you can share and post your discoveries around the Philippines, has launched its music video “Piliin Mo ang Pilipinas” on “ASAP Rocks.”

dakak beach

The Choose Philippines music video features its theme song, “Piliin Mo ang Pilipinas” as sung by artists Angeline Quinto and Vince Bueno. The song was written by Robert Labayen, of “Bro Star ng Pasko” fame.
Choose Philippines (www.choosephils.com) aims to feature the undiscovered Philippines by showcasing travel destinations, regional cuisine, local culture and the colorful fiestas and festivals. There is also an active community page on Facebook that has gathered more than 220,500 “likes” in less than a year and still growing rapidly every day.
“Piliin Mo ang Pilipinas” is a reminder of the many reasons to be proud of the Philippines. The music video not only captures the vibrant colors of the islands but is also a call to action for every Filipino to proudly share the beauty of the Philippines to the world.

a view from davao province highlands.

The website only went live last April 15 but it has already generated hundreds of photos and articles from Filipinos in various regions and from all over the world.
After their success in ABS-CBN’s 2011 Summer Station ID Jingle, Angeline Quinto and Vincent Bueno are once again reunited for the Choose Philippines theme song.

the historic mt. pinatubo.

Only 21, Angeline Quinto exemplifies the Filipino penchant for hard work and overcoming adversity. The perseverance of “Star Power: The Search for the Next Pop Superstar” grand winner is definitely paying off. Angeline just returned from her US Tour with Sharon Cuneta and had her solo concert at the SM Sky Dome.

angeline quinto
singer-rapper vincent bueno had appeared in some austrian musical stage productions during his teens, here enjoying a half-naked swim in a Philippine beach.

Vince Bueno is the face of a new generation of Pinoys who are born and raised overseas yet have decided to rediscover their roots in their homeland. Born in Vienna, Vince made a name for himself in Austria by being the grand champion of “Musical! Die Show!” yet chose to continue his career here in the Philippines.
The lyrics for “Piliin Mo…” were written by Robert Labayen, the vice president of ABS-CBN’s Creative Communications Management (CCM). He is the man behind many Station IDs, the most recent being the “BidaBest sa Tag-Araw” 2011 Summer ID as well many memorable advertising campaigns.
Choose Philippines is all about going out there, discover new things and have fun while doing it!
Choose Philippines is encouraging Filipino residents and our foreign visitors to register on the website (it’s easy and it’s FREE!) and share their experiences.

the majestic mt. mayon, located in the bicol region of the philippines.
the amazing chocolate hills from bohol province.

one of the wonders of the world: the banaue rice terraces.

We would love to hear about their travels, adventures and misadventures in their very own words: Where did they go? What can we expect (scary insects, tidal waves, the best places to eat, etc)? What do we need to bring (sandals instead of shoes, anti-mosquito lotion, etc)? How to get there and how much? Also a bit of trivia and local flavor about the place would be fantastic!
We also invite Choose Philippines users to email us their beautiful photos (high-resolution would be best!) and a short “caption-like” article about these images.
Story and photo contributions can be emailed to choosephils@gmail.com.
And please “like” the official fan page “Choose Philippines” on Facebook. Invite as many of your friends to do the same! Just by doing this you are already making a difference for our country! Choose us! Choose Philippines!

THE TV RATINGS GAME!

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NARIRITO ANG PINAKA-LATEST NA TV RATINGS NG AGB NIELSEN PHILIPPINES:

AGB Nielsen Phils. Mega Manila People Ratings
Friday, August 26, 2011

c/o pep.ph
and Philippine TV Ratings Facebook Page

(link: http://www.facebook.com/#!/PhilippineTVOfficial)

Philippine TV Ratings

AGB Nielsen Phils. Mega Manila People Ratings
Friday, August 26, 2011

Guns and Roses 9.4
Bangis 5.1
Time Of My Life 14.4

channel 7's "time of my life" stars mark herras, kris bernal and rocco nacino: number one on primetime

Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition 6
The Sisters 2.3
Big Thing 13.3

Pure Love (49 Days) 4.6
Lokomoko 1.7
Bubble Gang 9.2

SNN Showbiz News Ngayon 2.9
Aksyon Journalismo 1.5

Bandila 2.3
Totoo TV 1
Saksi 3.6

SOCO 2.1
Juicy! Express Replay 0.6
Tunay Na Buhay 1.7

Urban Zone 1
Medyo Late Night With Jojo A 0.5
Music Uplate Live 0.5

***(c/o pep.ph and Philippine TV Ratings FB Page)

FROM SSSIP 🙂 : wala kaming comment.

joem… in the flesh.

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joem wearing an underwear he endorses: c/o GUITAR CLOTHING.
joem bascom looking so good in guitar clothing underwear.

Name: Joem Bascom
Profession: Actor, Model
Date Of Birth: August 29, 1986
Age: 23 years old
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Place of Residence: Mandaluyong, Antipolo
Height: 5 ft and 11 inches
Nationality: Filipino
School/University:
-Don Bosco Technical College
-University of Sto Tomas
Course: Electrical Engineering
Sports: Basketball, Volleyball

ang mga nangunang post/entries sa sssip.wordpress.com magmula hulyo 30 hanggang agosto 30!!!

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“Top Posts for 30 days ending 2011-08-29 (Summarized)”

( * 30 Days )

2011-07-30 (JULY 30, 2011) to AUGUST 1, 2011 ONLY:

ADAM BEATS THEM ALL!
shayne is trying to steal the top position away from adam!
edgar allan came as a surprise!
jm de guzman never fails to be among the top!
an article on maribel lopez together with her fellow former beauty queen on their crusade to help a sick fashion designer is a blast!
our post/entry on piolo pascual and son inigo pascual is a sentimental favorite!

Titles And Viewership:

adam levine: everything you wanna know on this ultimate guy! 26,401

Home page 4,299

(a repost) adam levine: everything you wanna know about this ultimate guy! 2,822

From inviciblearticles.com: REAL GUARDIAN ANGELS: a special Sunday issue for Silverio’s Showbiz Silver Platter 657

shayne ward: x factor! 476

The day I saw Piolo and inigo together is like the day that I missed forever… 378

former beauty queens visit an old and sick fashion designer… 353

tanong ni edgar allan guzman sa kanyang fb status: “who wants to be a KAPAMILYA”? 340

from kapamilya one (K1) blog: piolo pascual, set to do a new teleserye sa kapamilya network 325

special article from mr. edgar cruz: SARAH GERONIMO’S STAR SHINES ON! 308

jm de guzman in “The Marcelito Pomoy Story” sa MMK 273

Young & Yummy Brazilian FRANCISCO LACHOWSKI: THE MAKING OF A MALE SUPERMODEL 267

ADAM LEVINE IS SUING A VIDEO GAME!!! 260

(FILM REVIEW) “FOREVER AND A DAY”: LIFE IS AS FRAGILE AS A GLASS MENAGERIE, HANDLE IT WITH LOVE AND CARE… 240

Maroon 5’s Adam Levine Goes Nude For Cancer Awareness By: HollywoodNews.com 191

lance raymundo his and girlfriend in boracay… 178

AN ANGEL ENCOUNTER BY A HOLLYWOOD SINGER 148 PRESENTING: JUSTIN COVENEY (of philippine rugby team) 145

cute and sexy edgar allan guzman photos! (plus a special mtv song of him!) 139

victor aliwalas, oh so sexy in “fire” mtv with solenn! 128

SI MARIA ISABEL LOPEZ ANG BABAENG “CUCHERA”! 128

“ang babae sa septic tank”: take me to the funny side of life! (a film review) 124

a peek at tom rodriguez’ red briefs… 122

lance raymundo and his girlfriend in boracay … 119

Man on Fire: JM de Guzman is featured in the pages of Cosmo Magazine June 2011! 114

LUIS MANZANO AT JENNILYN MERCADO: SUMUSUGAL SA BAGONG PAGIBIG! Written By RINO FERNAN SILVERIO 110

JM DE GUZMAN goes to … the grand press conference of “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank”! 106

from hollywood reporter.com :Teen Choice Awards 2011 Winners Revealed 103

cinemalaya memories… 102

JM De Guzman – Carried Away… 101

SPECIAL BONUS TREAT: COLIN FARRELL, NOT THE AMERICAN ACTOR, BUT THE HANDSOME ‘BOY’ NEXT-DOOR YOU WILL WANT TO BRING HOME TO MAMA… 98

“DEADLINE (The Reign Of Impunity)” official trailer, panalo! press preview ng movie, dinagsa ng mga matatapang na journalists! 94

jm, rocco, paulo and edgar allan: THE BATTLE IS ON FOR THE NEXT MALE SUPERSTAR OF PHILIPPINE SHOWBIZ! 90

bts (behind-the-scenes) with lance raymundo’s photo shoot with ace fotog dave fabros! 89

from kingdom of the c blogsite: a very special pictorial with kean cipriano and pauline prieto! 89

JM DE GUZMAN: CINEMALAYA 2011’s SUPERSTAR AND SUPER ACTOR! 88

HUKBONG JM Ist Year Anniversary… 84

MISS CASINO FILIPINO 2011 TIMELINE AND RULES/REGULATIONS… JOIN NA, NOW NAHH! 82… THERE WILL ALWAYS BE ONE MISS DEBBIE HARRY OF BLONDIE! 82… when don mclean wrote the song “starry, starry night”, he said this world was never meant for one as beautiful as vincent… 81… SPECIAL SEXY FEATURE: DAN SANTOS PHOTOGRAPHY’S IRRESISTIBLE ARTISTICALLY NAKED MEN 76….miles blue sy: a new face and he is ‘francisco lachowski’ of the philippines 71,,, ANGELS FOR AJ 66… “cuchera”: into the depths of the human spirit…(a film review) 64… ABANGAN ANG LABANAN SA PAGIBIG NINA ROCCO NACINO AT PAULO AVELINO SA INDIE FILM NA “ANG SAYAW NG DALAWANG KALIWANG PAA”! 61… HOLLYWOOD COUNTERPARTS OF OUR LOCAL MOVIE ACTRESSES! 61… MAYO OKAWA: PEARL OF THE ORIENT SEAS IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN 58… jm 56… From Inquirer.Net News: MISS PILAR PILAPIL IS NOW OUT OF DANGER! 56… CALL FOR ENTRIES TO CINEMALAYA 2012 53 …reposting an article that made people notice MR. PAULO AVELINO! 53 …”ang sayaw ng dalawang kaliwang paa”: more than words can say… (a film review) 52.

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