1,913 New Lawyers

Among 6,000 hopefuls to become a lawyer, only 1,913 passed the exam.

The Supreme Court released the results yesterday, February 29, 2pm. Chief Justice Renato Corona appeared before the public and gave a statement.

“Sa successful, my heartfelt congratulations to you. Sa kinapos ng konti sa average, there’s always a next time, huwag kayo mawawalan ng pagasa,” said Corona.

Outwitting them all, ADMU student, Raoul Angelo D. Atadero made it to the first place. Luz Bolong (ADMU) was 2nd. She was followed by Cherry Rafal-Roble (Arellano University) and Rosemil Bañaga (Notre Dame University), who placed 3rd and fourth, respectively.

The 2011 batch, which gained 31.95%, is the second highest rating of bar passers since 2001 which has 32.89% passing rate.

Bela Padilla under attack on Twitter for supposed ‘racist’ magazine cover

Bela Padilla is the talk of Twitterland due to her touchy magazine cover issue

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Bela Padilla is making much noise with her first-ever appearance on the cover of a popular men’s magazine – but not for the right reasons.

Apparently, many Tweeps find the cover – which has Padilla wearing nothing but a tiny, red bikini surrounded by women covered in what seemed to be soot – quite ‘racist’ in tone.

Twitter user ‏ @AinjTorres actually deemed Padilla herself a “racist” for agreeing to appear in such.

“The girl in @FHMPhils discriminating cover. She herself must be a Racist then,” he posted.

Other Twitter users like @LadyCachola, @sarhentosilly and @pitradactyl went on to directly tweet Padilla about it.

“@belavly you looked great in the cover of FHM, I’m a tad offended as I’m not light skinned like you, but your (sic) just doing your job,”

@LadyCachola posted.

Apart from the cover, @sarhentosilly hit Padilla on being a “writer.”

“@belavly I can’t believe you’re a writer and you don’t even know how to read between the lines. You’re a disgrace to the writing community,” he said.

@pitradactyl on the other hand assailed Padilla for saying: “the only racists in the world are the people who think racism exists.”

This was followed by @radikalchick who directly tweeted Padilla, “@belavly oh honey, don’t talk about things you don’t know about.”

@jjjjjjjjjjjjjn meanwhile said, “REALLY? THAT’S HOW YOU DEFINE THE WORD RACIST? Dyusko teh. Ikaw magbasa, at wag lang FHM.”

The hapless Padilla tried to defend herself and the magazine cover to the utmost of her efforts, answering each and every tweet the best that she can and in a very sensible manner.

“Let’s take something positive and see it positively. Not see something positive and find the smallest flaw to make it negative,” she posted.

She apologized to those who were seemingly offended by the cover explaining that the concept was about her “stepping out of MY inhibitions, MY fears, MY shadows. Not bashing a certain race.”

“Please read the article to understand the cover,” she pleaded at one point.

The brouhaha reached another level when former boldie Rica Peralejo attacked the cover.

“Grabe I don’t know why they did a peg like that. I personally think that it’s being insensitive to racial issues,” she posted.

She went on to address the matter with Padilla herself, going on to advise the actress to not just agree to anything and everything offered to her.

“Hope u can talk to someone also who can open your eyes to how bad the concept of the cover was. Para na din next time,mas aware ka and make informed decisions to say yes or no to offers that will come your way. :) ,” she said.

Padilla replied with a curt, “@ricaperalejo yup! Ill keep that in mind, thank you. :)

The publishers of the magazine are yet to speak about the issue.

Source: mb.com.ph

Ruffa’s Single Status

Ruffa’s annulment case has been the talk-about this weekend. Ruffa is now legally single after three years of waiting for the court’s decision. Psychological incapacity for the part of Yilmaz Bektas was the court’s basis of voiding their marriage. Ruffa Gutierrez gets the custody for their two daughters, Lorin and Venice.

“I have sole custody of the kids. I’m taking care of the kids on my own. If he wants to come and visit, he’s more than welcome to do so.”

Ruffa further expressed her side on her show “Paparazzi Showbiz Exposed” last February 25.

“Well, it is an emotional time. Actually, the annulment has been long overdue kasi I filed three years ago at ganun kahaba ang panahon na nilakbay ng kasong ito.

“Actually, ngayon lang ako naging emotional nung tinitignan ko yung VTR [na ipinalabas bago ang interview sa kanya].

“Kasi you know, siyempre may pinagsamahan kami, may dalawang anak kami.

“But I’m also relieved na we can both move on and I’m officially single again. I’m closing a chapter in my life and yet I’m opening a new chapter.

“I’m very blessed that God has given me another chance for happiness.”

Ruffa is now focusing on her career and family, and sets aside her romantic relationships.

Juday to play a role in Indie film

A first-timer in Indie film, Juday admitted she is nervous but excited about her new movie. This is her first time to do an independent film for Cinemalaya where in people are keener with their opinions and observations in terms of acting and story.

Judy Ann plays the role of Mariel in “Mga Mumunting Lihim.”

“Iba siya sa iba pang movies na ginawa ko… hindi naman dark pero may misteryo yung character niya,” Juday explained.

“May sarili siyang pananaw sa mga kaibigan niya at sinusulat niya iyon sa journal niya.

“Ang mga Pilipino mahilig sa diary, mahilig magkuwento sa mga kaibigan.

“It’s a good movie kasi makaka-relate lahat ng tao.

“Lahat naman tayo may kaibigan at lahat tayo nagkakaroon ng tampuhan sa mga kaibigan natin,” she added.

Meanwhile her tax evasion case which was filed on 2002 has not yet been resolved. Juday prays for the best.

“I’m hoping for the best.

“Hindi mo naman maibabalik ang panahon na wala kang kaso. It’s already there.

“Wala ka nang magagawa kundi pulutan ng magandang aral.

“Ako, naniniwala na nangyayari ang mga bagay dahil may rason. Sadya siyang mangyayari dahil kailangan siyang mangyari sa iyo.

“At the end of it all, ang sisisihin mo lang ang sarili mo, kasi bakit mo hinayaan? Bakit ka nag-trust?

“Pero at the end of the day, bata ka, e. Akala mo tama ang ginagawa mo.”

Juday wants her case to be a lesson for other celebrities especially to the young stars that they must be responsible and they must know how to handle and pay for their taxes.

Bedan died in Hazing

Police identified the man who died during an alleged fraternity hazing rite yesterday in Antipolo City, Marvin Reglos, 25 years old and a 1st year law student from San Beda.

A group of men in a red Honda City (WMF-147) brought Reglos in Unciano Medical Center around 2 pm. When the doctor declared that Reglos was dead, the men immediately left.

Reglos suffered bruises all over his body, sign that he was tortured, but an injury on his nape primarily appeared to be the cause of his death.

Two more men arrived and inquired about the victim’s condition, minutes after Reglos was left at the hospital by the unknown group of men.

Police officers who were already at the hospital investigating Reglos case saw the two suspicious men, rushing to get out of the hospital. The two were arrested and later identified as Eric Castillo, 28, and Bodjie Yap, 24, both fourth year law students of San Sebastian College, Castillo and Yap were brought at the Antipolo Police headquarters and charged with violation of the Anti-hazing law.

The hazing reportedly happened between Saturday night and Sunday noon at Guillen Private Resort, Barangay San Roque. An unknown man had also called the police giving the purported names of three Lambda Rho Beta members responsible for the fatal hazing.

“But we are still verifying that information,” Aquino said.


Aquino said Reglos died wearing a shirt bearing the name of the Lambda Rho Beta Fraternity, which has members composed mostly of lawyers and law students.

Rhian comeback appearance in PP

After getting the vacation she needs, Rhian finally came back, as she made a song number in Party Pilipinas last February 19.

“Siyempre, na-miss kong mag-perform on TV, lalo na kapag live, nakikita mo ‘yong mga mukha ng audience.

“Kasi nakikita ko ‘yong fans ko, nando’n sila.

“Mero’n pa silang banner ko. So, nata-touch ako kapag gano’n, e.

Her fans will no longer miss her because they will see their Idol on various projects and movies. “The Road”, a film by Direk Yam Laranas and Rhian as one of the cast, will have an international screenings in US and Canada.

“Ipapalabas ito sa U.S. at sa Canada. Mero’n kaming red-carpet premiere doon.

“I think ang pupunta… ako, si TJ [Trinidad], si Alden [Richards], si Louise [delos Reyes], at siyempre si Direk [Yam],” Rhian said with excitement.

She will also have a movie with Aljur Abrenica this coming march called “My Kontrabida Girl.”

“And also, ‘yong movie namin ni Aljur [Abrenica] na My Kontrabida Girl, natapos na naming i-shoot. At malapit na itong ipalabas.

“Sa lalong madaling panahon, ipapalabas na ang My Kontrabida Girl sa March.

“So, ayun… kakaibang pelikula siya.

“At saka na-enjoy ko ‘yong company at saka ‘yong working experience ko with Aljur.”

So it is safe to say that Rhian has finally moved on from the issue with his ex-boyfriend Mo. A braver and stonger Rhian Ramos has come up to face what she has left behind.

Pauleen Luna: “ Hindi po ako buntis.”

Viewers of Eat Bulaga’s segment “Juan for All, All For Juan”, witnessed how Pauleen Luna fainted while interviewing their contestant on the show. All the people on the remote and either in studio were shocked and panicked seeing Dabarkads Pauleen fell on the floor. But Pauleen denied the rumors that the reason she fainted is because she is pregnant.

“Hindi po ako buntis,”Pauleen answered on “Showbiz Central” last February 19.

The rumors became viral because of Vic said on that moment she fainted, “Hindi ba naghahanap ng maasim o ano?”

Pauleen Luna defended Vic’s statement, “Bossing is just making things lighter kasi, of course, the whole studio was panicking, sila lahat. Even sa remote lahat nagpa-panic.” Pauleen made it clear that she has a history of fainting and it was not the first time.

Pauleen explained what happened that day.

“Nu’ng may tinawagan na sina Bossing at palakad na kami sa contestant [ay] wala na akong naintindihan. Umiikot na talaga ang paningin ko. Tapos tumatawa sila, nakikitawa na lang ako,” Pauleen recalled.  I didn’t wanna naman…ayoko namang mag-inarte just because nahihilo ako. ‘Pag about face, parang gumagano’n gano’n na ako talaga [motioning a circular movement in the air]. Biglang parang isang mabilis, wala na ako talaga, blackout.”

Pauleen said she fainted because of lack of sleep, food intake and fatigue.

Coach Weiss next move for Philippine Football team Azkals

After a tragic loss for The Philippine Football team Azkals in their previous game against the Mongolian football team in Ulan Bator, Philippine Head Coach Michael Weiss shows his leadership as he expressed optimism that key players like Fil-German Stephen Schorck and Fil-Danish Cagara will be available for the AFC Challenge Cup in Nepal next month.

The players were disappointed regarding the results of their previous game knowing that they had let their adoring fans and nations down. Some Football Experts blamed the weather (12 degree Celsius) for the lost of the team. Many game fanatics quickly noticed that the team is quite sluggish in today’s game compared to their winning game in Bacolod. They noticed that it took quite some time for the team to get used with the weather during the game as they are seen struggling in the first half of the game but later improved on the second half. Still, it is too late since it had already cost a lot when the opponent scored 2-1 beating the Azkals.

Making the team’s training camp in this bustling city crucial in honing up the Manila-based players, Weiss said their availability, as in the past, will be known only at the last minute

However coach Weiss said, “What is important is we have a strong group in Manila.  And we will be even stronger when the professionals from Europe arrive.

“We are expecting a few of our professional players to join us for the Challenge Cup next month. So the idea now is to develop a parallel line of players to further the development of Filipino football.”

The Azkals were scheduled to play the Australia Under-23 team at the Al Maktoum Stadium Thursday night. Weiss is expecting Schrock to play for one or two matches in the March 9 to 13 tournaments.

Lucy Hale, a new endorser of Bench

The Pretty Little Liars star is the new face of HerBench clothing line.

An event was organized in SMX Convention Center last February 11 to announce Lucy as the new endorser of HerBench’s new Americana style clothing.

“It perfectly describes my style,” said Lucy.

The young Hollywood actress said that playing the role of Aria, made her absorbed the fashion style of the character.

“I think that since I started the show, I’ve seen Aria’s style. It’s sort of Lucy may have transformed in Aria.

And just like any other girl, Lucy loves to shop. She said that she’s open to endorsing Bench accessories if it has its own line. Speaking of shopping, being an endorser means you can shop at Bench anywhere at any cost. Lucy and his stylist Scott Cunha shopped at one of Bench stores and they bought a lot.

“You mean, what did I not get? I got swimsuits, underwear, bras, jeans, shirts, hats, skirts, and this jumper thing. And Scott got all the men’s underwear, every single pair — maybe 20 pairs of underwear (laughs). He seriously needs to be the next endorser for Bench Body.”

Lucy Hale also gave tips to petite girls like her.

“I know for me, I can’t wear certain lengths because of proportions, like I can’t wear over-the-knee boots cause I want to appear taller. So I guess it’s all about finding what works for your body but at the same time — and it all sounds contradictory — but don’t be afraid to take risks, don’t be afraid to try new things. That’s sort of like my motto.”

Lucy told Pretty Little Liars fans that this season will be an exciting one because they will get to know finally who is “A.”

“I think some will be surprised, some will probably be not surprised at all. But we’re gonna know who ‘A’ is. I think you guys cannot wait to see the finale.”

Senate Wants Explanation from the Ambassador of Argentina over Attack on Filipino Boxer

The Senate wanted the immediate recall of the Philippines’ ambassador to Argentina and an explanation from the Argentine ambassador in Manila to explain a post-fight regarding the attack on victorious Filipino boxer Johnriel Casimero and his team by an angry mob in Argentina, after he stopped Argentine Luis Alberto Lazarte in Round 10 of their fight

Filipino boxer Johnriel Casimero has just been declared winner against Argentinian boxer Jose Alberto Lazarte when angry fans started throwing chairs and bottles at Casimero. Even the member of Casimero’s entourage were attacked by the angry mob when they all started climbing up the ring. Casimero and his team suffered minor injuries from the attack of the angry mob but no one was killed. Casimero won the light flyweight belt in the match.

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile wanted a resolution directing the Department of Foreign Affairs to recall Philippine Ambassador Rey Carandang and call Argentine ambassador to the Philippines Joaquin Daniel Otero.

Sotto called the attack a “black eye’’ on the image of Argentineans. Enrile described it as a “sordid and unfortunate incident.’’

“The manner by which they mistreated, assaulted, insulted the honor of the country, as well as the person of that Philippine team, especially our boxer, I move that we direct the Department of Foreign Affairs under the power to ratify treaties, and to ratify the assignment of ambassadors to this country… to recall our ambassador to Buenos Aires, and to call the ambassador to this country to explain why they have the temerity to assault the flag, the honor, the dignity of this country represented by our boxer that went to the country thinking that this is a civilized country, and not a country of abnormal, uncivilized people,’’ Enrile said.

Legarda said this was not a severance of ties with Argentina.

“We’re not severing our ties,’’ she said, adding that Carandang would be asked to appear before the Senate to explain the incident.

Legarda said she would also ask the DFA to submit a report and to relay the country’s displeasure with the incident to the Embassy of Argentina in Manila.

Reference: Inquirer Sport