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She has already made known her support of the Reproductive Health Bill, which one of her showbiz fathers –”Eat Bulaga” stalwart Sen. Tito Sotto – vehemently opposes.
“Pro choice ako eh. I believe overpopulation is a big big problem now. And we have no means to help people na sa sobrang dami na nga ng problema, hindi na rin kaya ng gobyerno. Nasanay na kasi tayo na basta sex na ang pag-uusapan, taboo ito. Eh dapat sa pamilya pa lang nadi-discuss na ang mga bagay na gaya nito,” she said.
“I’d rather see used condoms in trash cans kesa dead babies,” she added.
“Nakaka-frustrate lang. Like ako, nagpapagawa ako ng tarps ‘pag may mga shows ako at ang mahal nun ha,” she said.
“Parang ang laki-laki ng nawe-waste na pwede pang naitulong o nagamit sa iba. Nakaka-sad lang kasi ang daming pwede pang paggamitan nun,” she added.
Aiza believes the projects should be able to speak for themselves without brazen credit-grabbing from local leaders.
“Makikita naman ng mga tao ‘yun kahit wala ang mga pangalan at mukha nila. Kasi mararamdaman nila na may ginagawa ang mga pulitiko nila,” she said.
Aiza doesn’t just talk the talk. She volunteers her support for politicians she deems worthy of her help.
“That’s what I did when Senator Richard Gordon ran. Nag-email ako sa kanya. Nagpakilala ako. Sabi ko just call me if he needs my help. And for free ‘yun. Though he didn’t win, at least I supported the right person. Ang prinsipyo ko kasi, kahit hindi nanalo, I’m happy. Who else can say that?”
If she’s so passionate about government and public service, why doesn’t she enter the fray? She wouldn’t be the first entertainer to think she could make a difference.
“Politics? Kung papasok ako? Actually, I’m torn sa aspetong ‘yan. Bahit hindi, ‘di ba? Kaya lang, feeling ko rin, marami lang akong makakalaban. Eh, ako ‘yung tipong will definitely go against the system. Hindi kasi ako trapo. I hate that,” she said.
Aiza revealed that she once received and declined an offer to run for councilor. ”I don’t wanna run for a party. Kasi I don’t wanna feel indebted. Hindi ako magiging sunud-sunuran,” she explained.
Aiza, who turned 29 on Monday, has been defying stereotypes since she embraced her alternative lifestyle in 2007 and the public embraced her back.
She will celebrate her 25 years in the business with a big concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on September 28, “Bente Singko” (An Anniversary Concert).
The character is one of the reasons why audiences have found the daytime soap endearing.
Due to public demand, ABS-CBN started airing a “Rewind Saturday” on September 15 for all the episodes of the past week. Aiza is proud to say that the series, tobilled by the unlikely tandem of Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Chen, has been extended.
“And please don’t get the notion na ang extension eh pag-stretch sa istorya. There’s still so much na aabangan sa love story ni Maya at ni Sir Chief. Happy naman ako sa nangyayari, although maski ako, ayoko rin naman ng masyado ng forward . Kaya hindi rin namin alam ang maise-share namin dahil we get the script week by week.
We just do our best. At ayaw din naming ma-pressure sa ratings,” she said.
As for her personal life, Aiza continues to keep mum on her current relationship status one year after her separation from longtime live-in partner Chen Sarte.
When she was named Famale Recording Artist at the Star Awards for Music recently, she dedicated her award to a “special someone” in her acceptance speech. Word has it that she could only have referred to Krizza Neri, her protege from last year’s “Protege” singing competition.
Aiza fixed the inquiring reporters with a serious smile: “Kayo! Kung ano ang gusto n’yong isipin, hindi ko kayo pipigilan.”
Whether or not he will still get the posthumous recognition he deserves as National Artist, Dolphy without question had already cemented his legacy as an entertainment icon without peer.
There will never be another one like him. But there are younger talents who will carry on the comic tradition that he will always be remembered for.
There could be a case made for each of our Top 5 in terms of who among them are the true heirs to the King of Comedy’s throne. Or at the very least, who will make us laugh the most in the years to come.
The same can be said for those who did not quite make the cut but deserve special mention, including Joey De Leon and Willie Revillame, among a few more others.
But even as none of them could ever come close to what Dolphy has achieved in over six decades of tickling the entire nation’s funnybone, we can be sure that at least each one will sustain the smile in our faces now that the legendary comedian has answered the call slip of his “Director, Writer and Producer” in heaven.
Dolphy himself wouldn’t have it any other way. The show must indeed go on.
5. VHONG NAVARRO
Starting his career as a member of the all-male dance group, the Streetboys, Vhong has since carved a niche as a comedian and through both his films and comedy recordings has created sketches of such unforgettable characters as Totoy Bibbo, Don Romantiko (from the movie, “D’ Anothers”), Chickboy (from his film, “Agent X44”) and Supah Pappalicious.
Vhong remains a hot commodity of ABS-CBN as host of the noontime talent show, “It’s Showtime,” and as Justin Bibbo in the sitcom, “Toda Max.” He last starred in Star Cinema’s horror-comedy “Bulong” opposite Angelica Panganiban.
4. OGIE ALCASID
Although primarily known as an award-winning singer-songwriter, Ogie has also been making us laugh for only the past 20 years as mainstay of the long-running gag show, GMA Network’s “Bubble Gang” and before that ABC 5’s “Tropang Trumpo.”
He doesn’t appear in movies as often as the others but he almost always do well in the box office when he does as in the case of this year’s “Boy Pick-Up: The Movie” and before that, 2009’s “Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie,” both based on popular sketches from “Bubble Gang.”
3. JOSE AND WALLY
Like Dolphy and Panchito before them, Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola are emerging as the country’s top comedy duo. Although they probably look more like Pugo and Tugo, they certainly are the most sought-after tandem in the live circuit and almost stole the show from the talented OPM superstars that topbilled the recent “Icons at the Mall of Asia Arena” concert.
In addition to their regular appearance on “Eat Bulaga”, they are also the stars of their own weekly sitcom on TV5, “The Jose and Wally Show starring Vic Sotto” and will finally headline their own movie, “Sa ‘Yo Ang Pritil, Akin Ang Bangkusay”.
Jose seems to be the Dolphy in the duo and Wally the Panchito. But until either of them proves his worth as a solo act, they will have to share this place in this Top 5.
2. MICHAEL V.
More than just a bosom buddy of Ogie Alcasid, not a few people consider the comic also known as Bitoy as the funniest man in the country. Many in fact see him as the heart and soul of “Bubble Gang” where he has created such unforgettable characters as Yaya, Pepito Manaloto, Mr. Assimo, Bureche and M.C. Bits, among many others.
His parody songs such as “Sinaktan Mo Ang Puso Ko” (You’ve Hurt My Heart), “Hindi Ako Bakla” (I’m Not Gay) and “Sabog Sabog Tayo” are worthy successors to the irreverent “Tough Hits” Tito, Vic and Joey pioneered in the late ’70s.
Although he continues to headline his own top-rated shows at GMA, much of Michael V’s success in films have come while playing sidekick to Ogie Alcasid and Vic Sotto. Which brings us now to….
1. VIC SOTTO
Even at 57, Bossing continues to enjoy a ladies’ man reputation just like Dolphy before him as he continues to be linked with his co-stars, most recently with Pauleen Luna with whom he has reportedly broken up and TV5 princess Niña Jose, who continues to fondly refer to him as a close friend.
Reps aside, there’s a reason why the “Enteng Kabisote” films rule the Metro Manila Film Festivals almost every year. Even with many pretenders to the throne, Vic Sotto is the only comedian today whose box-office appeal can compare to Dolphy’s.
Bossing has not only been honored as Box Office King for a record eight times by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Entertainment Awards, he has also received recognitions for his sitcoms and TV hosting stints, the most recent of which was as Most Trusted TV Host Presented during the recent Readers Digest Trusted Brand Consumer Survey for 2012.
Oh, and it’s also worth mentioning that “Dobol Trobol: Let’s Get Redi 2 Rambol!” his only movie with the Comedy King, was Dolphy’s last big hit at the box office, grossing over P90 million in its entire theatrical run.
A fitting passing of the torch? Vic has no such illusions.
In his endorsement of the Comedy King’s biography “Dolphy: Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-isa” in 2008, he said: “Sa dami ng pinagdaanan ng Dolphy, maraming bigas pa ang kakainin ng sino mang humahabol. E may rice shortage. Paanong maaabutan?”
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More than-half-a- century ago, when most Filipinos only watched Hollywood movies and watching Tagalog films and reading comics were looked down, a small sector of the population (who didnt cave in to the ridicule of the population at large) had religiously watched Tagalog movies.
Touched by the patriotism of this group, National Artist and Film Director Lamberto Avellana coined an endearing word to describe them: "Bakya Crowd." Bakya, a locally-manufactured wooden slipper widely used in the 1950s by the underprivileged (but not necessarily uneducated) Filipinos, was indeed very appropriate, for these moviegoers were mostly Bakya wearers.
As the years passed, this term has evolved and a new connotation and a stigma has
been attached to it, too. In the 1950s and early 1960s when someone was referred to
as "Bakya," that person had a very poor taste and less educated that he or she would watch a Tagalog movie. Social history tells us that in those years, only a handful of theaters in Manila (only three to be exact: Life, Center & Dalisay Theaters) showed Tagalog films. Most theaters in Manila were exhibiting Hollywood flicks exclusively. Every Filipino filmmaker was having a tough time trying to convince highly-educated, aristocratic-minded, colonial mentality-proned population to go and watch their very own compatriots' lives unfold on the silver screen.
The small nationalist group didn't mind even if most of the actors and actresses looked Caucasian (most performers during those times were Eurasian or Amerisian (mestizos and mestizas).
Susan Roces and Amalia Fuentes
The scenario changed suddenly, when, in the mid-sixties, during the height of
Amalia Fuentes and Susan Roces' popularity, throngs of young people began
patronizing Tagalog movies, that within a span of five to seven years, more and more
theaters began exhibiting them. In the 1970s, the ratio of theaters showing Tagalog
and English movies was fifty-fifty.
Yet, in spite of this change, the term "Bakya Crowd" lingered, and again, its meaning had mutated like a nasty virus.
Exception to the Rule: Nora Aunor
When the so-called phenomenal superstar Nora Aunor entered the movie scene, the Filipino movies were revolutionized, so to speak, but only in terms of personalities. After more than seventy years of reigning, the popularity of mestizo and mestiza movie stars in Tagalog films began to decline. Suddenly, a petite, dark-complexioned girl from the Bicol region became the superstar of this Caucasoid territory. More young people (and of course the young once, as well) became movie fans. As the population became younger and younger, more young people joined the movies. In fact, when I was in university taking Mass Comm, several of my classmates were acting and singing in the movies: Perla Adea, Rod Dasco, Rex Dimavivas, Marsha de Rivera, Lou Soratorio, and others. During this time, if you were caught watching a Tagalog movie, you were no longer considered "Bakya". But, if you were a movie fan of a local superstar, well, that's another story. You will be branded as "Bakya."
(Source: Coolcanadian blog)
The Bakya is a native footwear made primarily of lightwood (laniti and santol trees), it is sculpted with a slope and shaved to a smooth finish, then painted with floral designs or varnished to a high sheen. The upper portions, which are made of rubber or transparent plastic, are fastened to the sides by thumb nails called "clavitos".
The bakya industry prospered during the 1930s when the Filipinos began exporting these to other countries. The term "Bakya Crowd" was coined by a movie director in the 1950s to describe the die-hard followers of popular actress-singer Nora Aunor who came from humble beginnings as a railroad water vendor in Iriga City.
At that time, bakya could be bought cheaply at the market and were popular as poor-man's shoes. The term "bakya" has become synonymous with the lowly, poor-taste adulation of the poor and preferences of low-class Filipinos. This term eventually gave way to the more general term "masa" (masses).
(Source: Choose Philippines)
One of the best things that I love about Filipino movies is the ingenuity and creativity oozing out from their unique titles. I don’t know if it’s just me but I always find them hilarious and disturbing at the same time. It puzzles me every time I encounter a very long title that is meant to serve as that movie’s catchphrase when they could have nailed it by thinking of a simple yet unforgettable one-word title like “Anak” or “Relasyon”. Nonetheless, they have been a great source of good humor for me so I don’t find them that obnoxious at all. Perhaps creating catchy movie titles is parallel to formulating unforgettable shibboleths for our Filipino politicians; they both need to be something unique so people will surely support them no matter what.
And since I have a penchant in ranking anything under the sun, I have searched for my own version of top 20 most unforgettable Pinoy movie titles in Philippine cinematic history. You might have your own suggestions so feel free to give me your own list in the comment section of this blog. My top 20 list is in random order because I’m not an expert enough to rank them from best to worst. You can choose your top pick if you like! Here they are:
1. “GATAS… Sa Dibdib ng Kaaway” (2001)
Far more intriguing than its English translation “In the Bosom of the Enemy”, this Filipino war drama starring Mylene Dizon is a 2001 film directed by Gil Portes. It was the Philippines’ submission to the 74th Academy Awards for the 2001 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.
2. “Bata, Bata… Pa’no Ka Ginawa?” (1998)
Also known as “Child, Child… How were you made?”, this award-winning movie starring Vilma Santos was based from a Tagalog novel written by famous author and Palanca-awardee Lualhati Bautista.
3. “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” (2005)
One of the most critically-acclaimed Filipino movies abroad, The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros is a story about a gay teen who is torn between his love for a young cop and his loyalty to his family. The film was the official entry of the Philippines to the 2007 Academy Awards.
4. “Patikim ng Pinya” (1996)
This erotic movie was one of Rosanna Roces’ breakout roles in the 90′s that made her one of the country’s famous sex symbols of that time.
5. “Menudo at Pandesal” (1987)
Combining two of the most popular Filipino foods, this movie title will surely make anyone hungry. Starring Gloria Diaz and Carmi Martin, “Menudo at Pandesal” is another comedic film of the 80′s that has been imortalized by its catchy title.
6. “May Lamok sa Loob ng Kulambo” (1984)
Starring Gloria Diaz, Amy Austria, Eddie Garcia, Tommy Abuel, and Suzanne Gonzales, this movie is another comedic film that went under the direction of the late Danny Zialcita, who also directed “Menudo at Pandesal” in 1987. The title sounds outright stupid but the movie is an entertaining piece nonetheless.
7. “Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi” (1983)
Another Danny Zialcita masterpiece, the movie “Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi” spawned one of the most unforgettable lines in Filipino moviedom history. This is where Laurice Guillen immortalized the line:“Pwede bang makausap ang asawa ko na asawa mo na asawa ng bayan?”
8. “T-bird at Ako” (1982)
This intriguing movie is about a lesbian lawyer (Nora Aunor) who tried to assist the dancer (Vilma Santos) with her legal battles and unexpectedly, falls in love with her. Just so you know, this is another Danny Zialcita’s work of art and only proves how diverse and fine he was as an 80′s film director.
9. “Kapag Tumabang ang Asin” (1976)
It seems that Danny Zialcita films are dominating our list because this 70′s movie starring Daria Ramirez and Chanda Romero is another movie with an eye-catching title that was polished by this iconic movie director.
10. “Curacha, Ang Babaeng Walang Pahinga” (1998)
Who would ever forget the name Curacha that has been the nickname for every Filipino woman who has an extremely active lifestyle? Thanks to this 1998 Chito Roño film, which has an equally intriguing English translation of Curacha: A Woman Without Rest, the name “Curacha” will never be forgotten.
11. “Kakaba Kaba Ka ba?” (1980)
KAKABAKABA KA BA? was a comeback film of sort for LVN after being inactive for several years. This satirical comedy-musical focuses on two pairs of lovers (Christopher de Leon, Charo Santos, Jay Ilagan and Sandy Andolong) who get caught in the crossfire between dope-trading Japanese and Chinese agents.
12. “Walang Matigas na Tinapay sa Mainit na Kape” (1994)
The late Fernando Poe Jr,. or popularly known as “‘Da King”, leads the cast of this film so expect that this is an action-packed movie filled with the traditional and predictable fight scenes from our great king of Philippine cinema.
13. “Kapag ang Palay naging Bigas, May Bumayo” (2002)
I can’t help but have the laugh of my life every time I hear this kind of movie title. There’s no doubt that there are sexual innuendos coming out from the title itself so don’t be shocked that the bombshell Lara Morena is starring in this erotic film.
14. “Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa” (1975)
Starring Joseph Estrada and Gloria Diaz, this movie won the best picture during the 1st ever Metro Manila Film Festival that was held on September 21, 1975.
15. “Ala Eh Kong Bisoy, Hale Hale Hoy – Laging Panalo Ang Mga Unggoy” (1998)
This one has one heck of a long movie title that I sometimes wonder what went inside its writers’ minds to come up with this brain-twisting and mind-boggling idea. Nevertheless, I just hope that this movie, with veteran comedians Redford White and Leo Martinez in it, gave quality humor during the time it was released.
16. “Nang Umibig ang Gurang” (1982)
One of the best movies that captured the perfect collaboration of Dolphy and his late side-kick Panchito, “Nang Umibig ang Gurang” will surely give you Filipino humor, the old-fashioned way.
17. “Haba-baba-doo, Puti-puti-poo” (1998)
Without even doing a research, I know that they got this funny title from the famous cartoon dog hero Scooby-doo. And with Babalu and Redford White in the lead roles, we already know why it got such a title.
18. “Tag-ulan Ngayon, Ang Bukid ay Basa” (2005)
Starring Nika Madrid, Yani Garcia and Paolo Rivero, this movie is a story of love, deceit and forgiveness. I don’t know that much about this movie but with the way the title was written, it’s safe to assume that this is just another sensual movie that will satisfy one’s wild imagination.
19. “Iputok mo, Dadapa ako” (1990)
At first, you will think that this is just another erotic movie of the 90′s, but when you see the names Vic Sotto and Francis M. in the movie credits, you already know that this is something wholesome.
20. “Hanggang Dito Na Lamang at Maraming Salamat” (2007)
I don’t know what to feel about this movie title; getting this kind of catchphrase is like saying “It’s done so go away and watch another movie, retard!” to all of your potential viewers. This is an indie movie about homosexuality but the title suggests otherwise.
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2.Colon Cancer Prevention
A study at the University of Minnesota found that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.
A review of several studies has concluded that ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6in the treatment of morning sickness.
4.Motion Sickness Remedy
Ginger has been shown to be an effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness.
5.Reduces Pain and Inflammation
One study showed that ginger has anti-inflammato ry properties and is a powerful natural painkiller.
Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy. It is most often taken in the form of tea for this purpose.
7.Cold and Flu Prevention and Treatment Ginger has long been used as a naturaltreatmen t for colds and the flu. Manypeople also find ginger to be helpful in thecase of stomach flus or food poisoning, which is not surprising given the positive effects ginger has upon the digestive tract.
Research has shown that ginger may provide migraine relief due to its ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels.
9.Menstrual Cramp Relief
In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar is used in the treatment of menstrual cramps.
10.Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy
A study done on diabetic rats found that those rats given ginger had a reduced incidence of diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage).
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This is without a doubt one of the nicest good luck forwards I have received.. Hope it works for you -- and me!
There's some fine advice in these words, even if you're not superstitious. This Lotus Touts has been sent to you for good luck from the Anthony Robbins organization. It has been sent around the world ten times so far.
ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
NINE... Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN.Don't judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice
TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.
TheRain, was created by God to fall for a countless number of reasons
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