“Parangal sa mga Kuwentong Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (PKKP)”


Print, radio, television, online media and bloggers are invited to submit
stories for the “Parangal sa mga Kuwentong Kalusugan Pangkalahatan” (PKKP)
health media recognition.  Stories should have been published, posted or
aired from the period of Jan 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  The stories must
cover health issues that cover the theme “Kalusugan Pangkalahatan” or
universal health care, including issues related to social health insurance,
health facilities and attainment of the Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs), such as safe motherhood, child nutrition and family planning.Attached is the info sheet and application form.  Up to 5 entries may be
submitted. A trophy and cash prize of P10,000 will be awarded for the best
stories. A journalist may be recognized for a maximum of two stories.

*Deadline of entries is August 31, 2013.  Stories and the entry form may be

submitted to lakbaykalusugan@gmail.com.
For more information, visit  http://probefound.com/pkkp/ or
Parangal sa mga Kuwentong Kalusugan Pangkalahatan Health Media Awards aims
to recognize Manila and province-based journalists from mainstream and
non-traditional media for excellent stories that tell of ordinary folk’s
strides in making a health-conscious community and healthy family.  A
special prize for bloggers will also be given. “By telling their stories,
of their struggles and little successes in life, our friends in the media
will be powerful instruments in getting the message across.  Needless to
say, we should have healthy citizens to be able to build empowered
communities,” said DOH Assistant Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag.Probe Media Foundation is cooperating with DOH’s National Center for Health
Promotion in the implementation of the program.  Deadline for entries is
August 31, 2013.  For the application form and further inquiries, visit







It’s all about getting those creative juices flowing as ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc.’s kiddie titles Barbie™ and Marvel’s Spider-Man play up on how to put those artistic minds to the test this August.

Barbie™ Magazine Philippine Edition launches its Arts and Crafts issue this month, letting kids in on how to turn basic, everyday items into wonderful works of art. Readers will be getting a step-by-step process to what could be an unexpected masterpiece! To add to that, this’ll be the month to meet Barbie’s sisters Skipper, Stacie and Chelsea and even their furry four-legged friends!

In this August’s issue of Marvel’s Spider-Man Magazine, it’s time to discover the latest trend of toy photography, which is gaining a new kind of appreciation all around the world. The spotlight is also turned towards Marvel’s newest illustrator, the country’s very own Dexter Soy—all in this special toy issue, where readers get a chance to browse through for the hottest action figures, featuring your favorite Marvel superheroes—buffed up by highlights from the recently concluded HERO Face Off -Toy Con 2013, this year’s biggest comic and cosplay event. Aside from all that, this issue gives readers the chance to meet not just one, but two mighty armored characters! On the side of the good guys is Iron Man, and on the side of evil is the sinister Doctor Doom.

Barbie™ Magazine and Marvel’s Spider-Man Magazine are brought to you by ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc. All three are available at major bookstores and newsstands nationwide.



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THE three popular ventriloquists in the country — Ony Carcamo, Wanlu,
and Ruther Urquia — perform together in “Venthrilla in Manila,” at
the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Tanghalang Huseng Batute
on August 16 (7:30pm) and August 17 (3pm and 7:30pm), 2013.

The live puppet show features fun, and usually educational,
ventriloquism segments using Manila’s famous landmarks (Luneta,
University Belt, Quiapo, Divisoria, etc.) as backdrops. Ony and his
wooden boy pal Kulas talk about the adventures and misadventures of
youngsters studying in Manila. Wanlu and his naughty Nicolo relive the
old Escolta and Quiapo, once the business capitals of the country.
Ruther and Lolo Teddy bring back the memories of how Luneta and
Intramuros made indelible marks in our history.

Ony is an award-winning poet and author. He has performed in schools,
comedy bars, corporate venues, and theaters, including the CCP Main

Wanlu won the hearts of our local televiewers when he became a hall of
famer of the popular TV5 talent show “Talentadong Pinoy.” A veteran
kiddie party host and performer, he has represented the country in
international puppetry festivals.

Ruther made his mark when he clinched the first “Pilipinas Got Talent”
finals of ABS-CBN. A former youth pastor and a seasoned magician and
church speaker, he has appeared in numerous television and radio shows
that showcase his talents.

For details and tickets, please call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.




Right after the Andrea O. Veneracion (AOV) International Choral
Festival in Manila from August 7-10, 2013,  the Cultural Center of the
Philippines (CCP) Cultural Exchange Department (CED) will bring two
international choirs – Paragita Choir of Jakarta-Indonesia and the
Bangkok Voices of Thailand for a special outreach concert at the
Batangas Convention Center in Batangas City on August 11-12, 2013 at

The special outreach concert in Batangas City is still part of the AOV
International Chorale Festival which is in celebration of the 50th
anniversary of the world renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers and to
honor its founder National Artist for Music Andrea O. Veneracion, one
of the pillars in the promotion and development of choral music in the

Presented in partnership with the Batangas City Government,  the
outreach component of the festival will allow the local audiences to
experience chorale music from visiting choirs from Indonesia and
Thailand.  These choirs in return will get a taste of local Filipino
culture even for a limited time.  Each of the guest choir will perform
a one-hour program composed of various musical pieces from different
genres including some Filipino pieces.

The Paragita Choir is a student-level choir as one of the art
communities within Universitas Indonesia. One of its founder is A.G.
Sudibyo M.Si., who now on becomes Paragita’s foster. Over the years of
experience, PSM UI Paragita has shown its existence through a number
of accomplishments in national level as well as international level.
Some of those accomplishments were achieved in Miltenberg (Germany),
Busan (South Korea), Gifu Prefecture (Japan), Spittal/Drau Carinthia
(Austria). In 2012, Paragita also participated in the 25th Bela Bartok
International Choir Competition in Debrecen (Hungary). Up to this day,
Paragita Choir has a set of professional and experienced conductors
and music directors. They are Aning Katamsi as the Principal Music
Director, Barkah Adji Kasyono, Agus Yuwono, Theresia Ramona C. U., and
Irzam Rajasa Dastriansyah.

The Bangkok Voices was formerly organized in 2005 with Alfred de
Veyra, former member of Philippines Madrigal Singers, as its first
conductor.  The group, comprised of musicians, music teachers,
students & music lovers, aims to promote and enlarge the choral
repertoire and awareness among its members, as well as the community.
Their achievement internationally includes:  Silver & Bronze medals
from the 4th World Choir Games at Xiamen, People Republic of China in
2006; Gold and Silver medals from 1st Asian Choir Games at Jakarta,
Indonesia in 2007; 2 Gold medals from Pattaya Grand Prix at Pattaya,
Thailand in 2009, 2 Gold certificate and Platinum Award from 1st
Xinghai Prize International Choir Competition, Guangzhou, People
Republic of China in 2012.  Kittiporn Tantrarungroj is the choir
conductor who also worksworking in Bangkok as a full-time surgeon. He
also serves as Vice-President of the Thailand Choral Association,
member of Choir Olympic Council, and member of the International
Federation of Choral Music (IFCM) Asia-Pacific Working Committee.

For more information about the chorale concerts in Batangas, contact
the CCP Cultural Exchange Department at tel. no. 832-1125 locals

the lady on the wheelchair





sometimes, your brain functions in a different way…

sometimes, it creates,

sometimes, it dims…

an attic of illusions and dreams?


in a blink of an eye…

she’s gone…

maybe, for eternity.


the brain and the attic are but one.

it’s an “awe”, a feeling

an enchantment…


but as the songs goes,

the lady  on the wheelchair appears when you’re about to say to someone:

“i love you.”



(as the words were written: august 7, 2013- by robert manuguid silverio)


“the other side of the mountain, part 2” (from wikipedia.com)

poster for the mid-1970's film "the other side of the mountain part 2".
poster for the mid-1970’s film “the other side of the mountain part 2”.

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still pictures for the mid-1970's film "other side of the mountain, part 2"
still pictures for the mid-1970’s film “other side of the mountain, part 2”
the lady on the wheelchair... and the man.
the lady on the wheelchair… and the man.

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The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2
Directed by Larry Peerce
Written by Douglas Day Stewart
Starring Marilyn HassettTimothy Bottoms
Music by Lee Holdridge
Cinematography Ric Waite
Editing by Walter Hennemann, Eve Newman
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) February 10, 1978
Running time 100 min.
Country United States
Language English


The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 is a 1978 film directed by Larry Peerce.

It stars Marilyn Hassett and Timothy Bottoms. It is a sequel to The Other Side of the Mountain. It follows a recovered Jill Kinmont who goes to Southern California and meets a man named John, who she falls for. But as they learn later, there is more to deal with than just a new romance.



JILL KINMONT BOOTHE (ski-racing champ, the “11th”?): and the february girl comes, and goes…

jill kinmont boothe (FEBRUARY 15, 1936- FEBRUARY 9, 2012)
jill kinmont boothe (FEBRUARY 16, 1936- FEBRUARY 9, 2012)
jill after her tragic accident that left her paralyzed, being carried here by her skiing coach
jill after her tragic accident that left her paralyzed, being carried here by her skiing coach
young jill in her athletic poise
young jill in her athletic poise
jill: then and now
jill: then and now
jill shows-off her athletic greatness
jill shows-off her athletic greatness
poster for the mid-1970's film "the other side of the mountain part 2", a film into which jill's life was based-on
poster for the mid-1970’s film “the other side of the mountain part 2”, a film into which jill’s life was based-on

Jill Kinmont Boothe

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Jill Kinmont Boothe (February 16, 1936 – February 9, 2012) was an American alpine ski racer who competed in the mid-1950s.

Born in Los AngelesCalifornia, Kinmont grew up in Bishop and learned to ski race at Mammoth Mountain in the Sierra Nevada mountains. In early 1955, she was the reigning national champion in the slalom, and a top prospect for a medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics, a year away.

While competing in the giant slalom at the prestigious Snow Cup in AltaUtah, on January 30, 1955, she suffered a near-fatal accident which resulted inparalysis from the neck down. That same week she had been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, dated January 31, 1955.

After her rehabilitation, she went on to graduate from UCLA with a B.A. in German and earned a teaching credential from the University of Washington in Seattle. She had a long career as an educator, first in Washington and then in Beverly Hills, California. She taught special education at Bishop Union Elementary School from 1975 to 1996 in her hometown of Bishop. She was an accomplished painter who had many exhibitions of her artwork.

Kinmont was the subject of two movies: The Other Side of the Mountain in 1975, and The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 in 1978. Both films starred Marilyn Hassett as Kinmont.

At age 40, she married trucker John Boothe in November 1976, and they made their home in Bishop until shortly before her death.

Ruth Rhines, senior deputy coroner of Carson City, confirmed that Jill Boothe died February 9, 2012, at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. A cause of death has not been reported and Rhines could not confirm reports that Boothe died of complications related to surgery.  She lived 57 years past her paralyzing ski accident.

Boothe was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame in 1967.