from yahoo!omg!: Charice’s chilling performance!

ImageYahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom/Getty Images – 2CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 24: Platinum-selling, international recording sensation Charice sings “The Star Spangled Banner” before the 2013 Civil Rights Game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers at U.S. Cellular Field on August 24, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)


“Charice’s chilling performance!”


It only took a chilling performance to reintroduce the pitch-perfect Charice to Americans after her controversial coming out as lesbian last May.

In her August 24 gig at the MLB (Major League Baseball) Beacon Awards, Charice wowed the crowd at the jampacked, 40,000 seater -US Cellular Field in Chicago with her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner, America’s national anthem.

In a video posted by user HerculeanBreed on YouTube, Americans seemingly couldn’t help but clap even before Charice finished singing their anthem.

“America loves you, Charice. Please stay here in the U.S. Your voice is a gift to the world not just the Philippines,” one comment said.The annual MLB Awards honors three civil rights pioneers in the United States—Beacon of Life Award, Beacon of Change Award and Beacon of Hope Award.

Philippine Star’s Ricky Lo wrote that the international singing sensation also performed “A Change is Gonna Come” at a tribute luncheon for Aretha Franklin.

Charice’s series of performances in the US erased doubts that America may not fully embrace the petite singer.

Booked until December

The “Star”  also reported that according to Charice’s business manager Glenn Aldueza , the singer will hold a solo concert in Berlin with the Russian Orchestra.

Another international album with a still unidentified Grammy-winning writer-producer has been lined up for recording in London in October.

Charice is also reportedly booked for international commitments until December.

Meanwhile, “Power of  Two,” Charice’s concert with Aiza Seguerra is  set on September 28 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.



mixed reactions on the cinemalaya indie film “diplomat hotel” only creates further stir and excitement on its theatrical showing release this coming september 4!

“mixed reactions on the cinemalaya indie film “diplomat hotel” only creates further stir and excitement on its theatrical showing release this coming september 4!”


Yes, you read the title right! The indie film Diplomat Hotel is such an intriguing film! But the thing is, this indie film is among the few indie films done that’s now definitely went MAINSTREAM, with its theatrical release due this coming September 4 at major Metro Manila cinemas nationwide.

It got mixed reactions when people saw it first at the last Cinemalaya 2013 Indie fest last July. New breed of film enthusiasts & film artists loved the film. But the “old-school” type of film directors and writers hated it. And the more it sounded HOTTER for many.

When a blogger saw the movie twice at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, students, young people and “trend-setter” types clapped their hands while they watched the film. A lot of them even “screamed-to-death”! It was well-received by mostly young people.

That’s why this blogger was not surprised at all to learn that this film has now went mainstream, with a theatrical release at that! Great!

Even though the “P.R. people” who handled this film were quite ‘snobbish’ to some who supported their film? Never mind.

With director Christopher Ad Castillo’s charming ways, and with actor Mon Confiado’s utmost sincerity with the media bloggers and press people and sir Abe Pagtama’s warmth, the movie Diplomat Hotel definitely deserved to be “uplifted”!

Let’s all watch again the film’s trailer below and attest further- WHY! Go!


(words by robert manuguid silverio)


actor mon confiado in "diplomat hotel"
actor mon confiado in “diplomat hotel”
ms. gretchen barreto in "diplomat hotel"
ms. gretchen barreto in “diplomat hotel”
the haunted hotel- "diplomat hotel"
the haunted hotel- “diplomat hotel”

Imageabe pagtama who portrayed a brief but very memorable character in the film “diplomat hotel”

Imagedirector of “diplomat hotel”: chrsitopher ad castillo