Bb. Pilipinas 2012 winners crowned

pinoy movies - filipino news Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. welcomed a new set of winners who will represent the country in international beauty contests abroad in the coronation night held on Sunday, April 15 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Janine Tugonon (No. 18) bested 29 other candidates and was hailed as the Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2012. She is a Pharmacy graduate of University Sto. Tomas and works as a clinical specialist.

Nicole Schmitz (No. 8) won Bb. Pilipinas-International and Katrina Jayne Dimaranan (No. 13) won Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism. Elaine Kay Moll was declared 1st runner-up while Annalie Forbes was 2nd runner-up.

'No sorry, no settlement' for Jose, wife

pinoy movies - filipino news Jose Manalo and wife Anna Lyn’s closed-door discussion with prosecutor Dinna Paulino on Wednesday, April 11 resulted in Anna Lyn deciding to pursue the case against her husband, according to GMA-7’s “Startalk TX” on Saturday, April 14.

Jose may not have given sufficient grounds to reach a settlement with his estranged wife during the meeting with the prosecutor. Anna Lyn’s legal counsel Atty. Lowell Fetizanan pointed out a “lack of resentment” from the Eat Bulaga host and comedian.

What men really think about, but won't say

pinoy movies - filipino news Got a secret your guy doesn't know about? Guess what—so does he. Just like you, your guy has some secrets he'd rather you not know. Don't worry—they aren't that type of secrets (well, not all of them, anyway). We list six things your guy is thinking about but won't come clean with you, thanks to some inside information from the guys themselves!
1. He's thinking about…girly stuff
There are times when he's thinking about cooking up a feast. Or whether his new jacket will go with his favorite jeans. He even thinks about how his hair looks that day. Newsflash: Guys do think about the same things you do. The only difference? He's not going to gush about these things the way you do with your friends simply for one good reason—he doesn't think it's manly.

Japan, PH on alert ahead of N. Korea launch

pinoy movies - filipino news North Korea's five-day window to launch a rocket opened Thursday with Asian countries on alert, as Washington told G8 world powers that the communist state was in flagrant violation of a UN ban.
The communist state has said it will launch the rocket between Thursday and Monday, most likely between 2200 GMT and 0300 GMT, to mark Sunday's centenary of the birth of its founding leader Kim Il-Sung.
His grandson Kim Jong-Un is now in charge of the poor but nuclear-armed country, where food shortages remain endemic, and has cemented his rule with a series of top titles including now chairman of the Central Military Commission.

Seal wants joint custody of children

pinoy movies - filipino news Just days after Heidi Klum filed for divorce, Seal has filed his own papers to end his marriage to the supermodel.
Klum filed for the official split on Friday, two months after the couple separated. She asked for sole custody of their children. But in Seal's filing on Tuesday, he asked for joint physical and legal custody of them.
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Both parties cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their split.
Klum and Seal have four children together - Leni, 7 (Klum's daughter from a previous relationship), Henry, 6; Johan, 5 and Lou, 2.
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Last year, Seal opened up to Access Hollywood Live's Billy Bush about how the couple told their children about their split.
"We talk to them, we tried to explain, as best we could, what is going on," Seal told Billy.
"The discord?" Billy asked.
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"Just explaining to them that things will be different, you know, without going into too much detail," Seal replied. "[That] things will be different... but a lot of things won't change.

The relevance of beauty pageants

pinoy movies - filipino news Filipinos are making waves in the international beauty pageant scene with the recent victories of 2011 Miss World-Philippines Gwendolyn Ruais and 2010 Miss Universe-Philippines Ma. Venus Raj. But with the upcoming 2012 Bb. Pilipinas pageant this April 15, there are some naysayers who question if beauty pageants are still relevant in this day and age.

For 2011 Miss Universe fourth placer Shamcey Supsup, an international beauty pageant is relevant because it allows someone to represent the country in a good light.

Know the biggest swimwear trends of 2012

pinoy movies - filipino news International Swimwear and Lingerie event Mode City will take place in Paris July 7-9. Ahead of the event, the organizers offered a preview of some of the biggest swimwear trends to emerge for the Spring/Summer 2012 season including prints, frills and flashy neon colors.
1990s inspired high street styles will make an impact during the Spring/Summer season. The trend will also emerge in swimwear with colorful and vivid patterns, including florals, polka dots and animal prints. But the experts at Mode City predict that color block designs will steal the show with citrus, electric blue, fuchsia and red bursts.

Iconic hairstyles that are easy to recreate

pinoy movies - filipino news For girls on the go, achieving a chic hairstyle that requires no fuss with tools is ideal. We've rounded up the hottest 'dos you can do in a jiffy

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The Messy Bun
The best part about this look is that dirty locks actually works best! Before twisting hair up into a bun, use a brush or small-toothed comb to tease strands at the crown of the head. Once it looks a little frizzy, loosely pull hair up and back (yanking too tight will smooth at the mess you just worked so hard at). Secure with a hair elastic and bobby pins.

BIR: Pacquiao 135th top taxpayer in 2010

pinoy movies - filipino news World boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao slid to 135th spot in the country’s Top 500 individual taxpayers in 2010, just two years after topping the list in 2008, latest data from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) showed.
For individual taxpayers, the top 10 noticeably did not contain the Filipino billionaires on the Forbes magazine list of wealthy individuals.

BIR Commissioner Kim Henares explained that Forbes magazine counts the market value of the individual’s assets, which do not have tax implication unless the assets are sold or have earned dividends.

Netizens decry tourists riding 'butanding'

pinoy movies - filipino news QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA—Filipinos on social networking site Facebook cried foul over online photos of lady riding a butanding (Rhincodon typus) and a group of locals holding the same whale shark while posing for some snapshots.
The photos were first posted on the Facebook page of Dive Philippines group and went viral immediately, with over 100 shares and hundreds of Filipinos talking online about the supposed malpractice on handling a whale shark interaction.
According to the timestamps, the photos were reportedly taken on March 31 at Boljoon in Cebu near the town of Oslob, which recently opened whaleshark interaction for tourists.

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