Friday, March 8, 2013
It’s graduation month again!
Aside from completing their final requirements, most graduating students are busy looking for their graduation dress.
Commencement exercises are held either in the morning or late afternoon.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) suggests two looks you can choose from, depending on which time of day your commencement exercise will be held.
In browsing several photos, we picked the outfits of Jessy Mendiola at the Velvet Oscars party and Lexi Fernandez at GMA-7 trade launch November 2012, as a peg for your look on that special day.
LUNCH DATE READY. In the photo, Lexi sports a dark blue cocktail-collared dress, which she pairs with a black peep-toe pump.
This look is perfect for that morning commencement exercise, since you’ll surely go for a lunch date with family and friends afterwards.
If you’re not a fan of dark colors, there are varieties of color you could consider, like a peach dress with asymmetrical draped skirt.
Since your dress doesn’t have a collar, you can use a bib necklace as an alternative. Just make sure its color and design match the color and cut of your dress.
Of course, your earrings and bracelet should match your necklace, if not similarly designed.
PARTY AFTERWARDS. Jessy, on the other hand, is wearing the life saver of every girl— a little black dress, which she pairs with a nude peep-toe pump.
This look is just right for afternoon graduation ceremonies, since you might have a dinner date with family, special someone, or even party afterwards.
These black dresses may be with sleeves or sleeveless, depending on what you’re comfortable wearing.
Of course, you wouldn’t want your look to be boring, so you need accessories.
Black compliments any color, but it is better if you wear accessories that contrast with the shade of your dress.
Friday, March 8, 2013 by Wilbert Santos · 0
Sa April 26 ay ipagdiriwang na ng teen heartthrob ng ABS-CBN na si Daniel Padilla ang kanyang 18th birthday.
Pero kahit mahigit isang buwan pa bago ang kanyang kaarawan, niregaluhan na niya ang kanyang sarili ng isang sports utility vehicle (SUV)—isang itim na Dodge Challenger na nagkakahalaga ng tatlong milyong piso.
Sa panayam ni Daniel para sa Bandila kagabi, March 6, sinabi nitong masaya siyang may nabili na siya mula sa kanyang pinagpaguran.
Saad niya, “Masarap yung feeling… siyempre na pinagpaguran mo, pinagpuyatan mo, pinagpawisan mo.
“Naospital ako dahil dito, alam mo yun?
“Parang gift ko naman sa sarili ko, sa hardwork ko na pagtatrabaho.”
HELLO, BIG DOME. Isa ring magandang balita para sa mga tagahanga ni Daniel ang nalalapit niyang post-birthday concert sa April 30 na gaganapin sa Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Kahit kinakabahan, ipinangako ni Daniel na gagawin niya ang lahat para mapasaya ang mga fans sa naturang big event sa buhay niya.
Aniya,“Kinakabahan, kasi hindi naman talaga ako singer, e. Tapos magko-concert pa.
“Hindi, pero ano… gagawin ko lahat para maging successful ‘tong show… “tong concert na to.”
“Old school rock” daw ang napiling tema ni Daniel sa kanyang nalalapit na konsiyerto, kung saan imbitado ang kanyang mga kaibigan at co-stars sa Princess And I na sina Khalil Ramos at Enrique Gil.
Gusto rin daw ni Daniel na may special participation ang ka-MU (mutual understanding) niyang si Kathryn Bernardo.
Kinikilig pang pahayag ni Daniel, “Gusto niya sana maging guest lang, gusto niya kasi ma-feel yung… alam mo yung manonood lang.
“Pero siyempre, sabi ko, ‘Ikaw si Kathryn, e, kailangan mo akong parating kasama."
To our Dear Students, Parents, Teachers, Staff, Administrators and Partners in Education,
Greetings of Peace!
Another school year is coming to a close, signaling a start of a new chapter for most you. You’ll move on to high school, college or vocational school, while some of you may immediately join the workforce. Whichever path that stretches out before you, you can be sure that it is a fresh one, a renewed one.
We are entering a period in the world’s history in which many in the old systems are being dismantled, gradually being replaced by newer, and hopefully, better ones. Technology, governments, businesses are fast evolving, recognizing that you, the individual, are a significant part of a bigger whole. You matter, and what you do matters.
The Philippines is no stranger to this transforming reality. More than ever, your country recognizes your role in society, government and the economy. And so we are investing heavily on you; putting our hopes in each one of you.
In education alone, we have introduced changes which aim to equip you with more relevant knowledge and skills for the new economy. The K to 12 Basic Education program is a massive upgrade of lessons, subjects and methods to ensure we are honing your gifts to maximize your potential. You are at the heart of this upgrade. In helping you grow to be the persons you are meant to be, we are helping build the nation’s future.
The fruits of these efforts will take years before they yield fruit, but they will definitely affect, with positive force, all sectors of society. You have the capacity to effect these changes. I pray that you relentlessly seek and build better lives for yourselves and for the larger community around you.
To our parents, teachers, staff and administrators, I thank you for your patience and support as we undergo these radical changes. An investment is not an investment without capital. Your support and sacrifices make up the capital which would bring us to see our children lead and live in a country much transformed by your investment. Thank you!
And to all our partners in education, to our proponents in Congress, local government units, the private sectors and various non-profit organizations, you are well-aware that your generosity in sharing your resources and support will go a long way and return to you hundredfold, in one form or another. Thank you for believing in Filipino youth!
On behalf of the Republic of the Philippines, we congratulate you, our graduates of 2013!
Mabuhay ang Kabataang Pilipino!
Sgd. Bro. Armin Luistro FSC, Secretary
The brightest movie stars in Hollywood and around the world troop to Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California to celebrate the 85th Academy Awards and award the Oscars winners for 2013.
Ben Affleck wasn’t nominated for best director but his political thriller Argo won the Best Picture award. Here’s the complete list of winners:
Oscars 2013 winners
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: Paperman – John Kahrs
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Brave
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Life of Pi – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, and Donald R. Elliott
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLE: Les Misérables – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT: Curfew – Shawn Christensen
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: Inocente – Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Searching for Sugar Man
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Amour
BEST SOUND MIXING: Les Misérables – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, and Simon Hayes
BEST SOUND EDITING: Zero Dark Thirty – Paul N.J. Ottosson; Skyfall – Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
BEST FILM EDITING: Argo – William Goldenberg
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Lincoln – Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: Skyfall – Skyfall, Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY (WRITING): Chris Terrio – Argo
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (WRITING): Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
BEST DIRECTOR: Ang Lee – Life of Pi
BEST ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day Lewis – Lincoln
BEST PICTURE: Argo
Congratulations to all winners of Oscars 2013!
Here are the passers of University of the Philippines Law Aptitude Exam (LAE) for academic year 2013-2014 as posted by UP College of Law Admission on Wednesday.
2013 UP LAE results:
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There will be two new uniforms consisting of two designs: blouse and pants/skirts for female and polo jack/ polo barong and pants for male. The first design shall be used on Mondays and Wednesdays and the second design for Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Friday being the wash day.
Deped teachers and non-teaching personnel shall receive the full amount of annual clothing and uniform allowance which amounts to P5,000.00. Deped officials are prohibited from withholding any amount as payment for uniforms, fabrics or materials, or any fees for services of tailor/dressmaker.
Please see the full Deped Memo/Order on new uniforms design, schedule of wearing the uniforms:
Deped Order on New National Uniform for 2013-2015
Professional Regulation Commission moved the July 2013 Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) to a new schedule, more than a month earlier than the initial test date.
The new schedule for this year’s first nursing board exam will be on June 2 and 3, 2013 which falls on Sunday and Monday. The NLE schedule was originally scheduled on July 6 and 7, 2013.
Because of the new NLE schedule, deadline of filing of applications for first timers and retakers were also given new dates. Here’s the new exam dates:
New schedule for NLE 2013 dates, deadline of filing
NLE Date: JUNE 2-3, 2013 (instead of July 6-7, 2013)
Deadline PRC application for first takers: April 19, 2013
Deadline PRC application for repeaters: March 29, 2013
The nursing board exam will be administered by PRC in cities of Manila, Zamboanga, Angeles, Cabanatuan, Laoag and all regional offices.
Please share this new NLE 2013 Schedule to all nursing graduates who wish to take the board exam this year.
Deped has already released the 2013 Graduation rites applicable to all public and private elementary and high schools in the country.
Deped Order No. 9 issued February 14, 2013 details the policies and guidelines regarding graduation ceremonies, including this year’s graduation theme Building the Nation’s Future Leaders Through the K to 12 Basic Education Program or K to 12 Basic Education Program-Tungo sa Paghuhubog ng mga Makabagong Lider ng Bansa.
Deped added that 2013 graduation rites should be conducted in an appropriate, solemn ceremony befitting the graduating students and their parents and shall not be used as political forum.
It also reiterates the policies instituted last year, such as follows:
There should be no collection of graduation fees or any kind of contribution for graduation rites.
PTAs may give donations for graduation ceremonies.
No non-academic projects should be imposed as requirements for graduation.
Contribution for the yearbook should be on voluntary basis.
Read the full Deped Order on 2013 Graduation Rites here:
MANILA, Philippines - Filipino-American contestant Adriana Latonio ended her "American Idol" journey on Thursday night (Friday morning in Manila) after failing to make it to the show's Top 10.
Last Wednesday (Manila time), the "Idol" judges were not impressed with Latonio's performance.
Singing for America’s votes to make it through the Top 10, Latonio performed her own rendition of Destiny’s Child’s “Stand Up For Love,” which the judges found “pageanty.”
She was the last of the three Pinoy hopefuls who ended their stint on "Idol."
Last month, Filipino-American Jett Hermano failed to make it to the contest's Top 20. Her last performance was her version of Rihanna’s hit song “Only Girl In The World.”
Last week, Fil-Am Bryant Tadeo was eliminated from "Idol." His last performance in the competition was Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind," which had mixed reviews from the "Idol" judges.
Meanwhile, those who made it to the "Idol" Top 10 are Paul Jolley, Burnell Taylor, Curtis Finch, Devin Velez, Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Candice Glover, Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb and Kree Harrison.
Second chance for Latonio?
During the show, "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest announced that there will be a sing-off next week.
Here, two eliminated contestants with the highest votes will compete for a slot in the competition.
The winner of the sing-off will be part of the "Idol" tour.
MANILA, Philippines -Kathryn Bernardo andDaniel Padilla, considered one of the country's hottest on-screen couples today, got some love advice from their respective mothers on Thursday's episode of "Kris TV."
Karla Estrada told her son Padilla that he and Bernardo should "be ready" for anything as there will come a time when they will have to go their separate ways as actors.
She said that if they want to take their "mutual understanding" to the next level, Bernardo and Padilla should make the effort to make their relationship work.
"Sinasabi ko palagi, life is not a fairy tale. Pero kung gusto niyong mangyari 'yon ay maraming effort. Lagi kong sinasabi sa kanila 'yan, so paghandaan niyo, since bata pa kayo," Estrada said.
"Mas gusto naman namin actually, Kathryn, DJ, anak, na kung kayo talaga [magkatuluyan], bakit hindi? Kaya lang, may mga bagay na hindi natin mahahawakan. So kung dumating 'yung araw na kailangan niyo nang maghiwalay [sa love team], kailangan handa 'yung puso niyo para hindi kayo mapariwara o mapunta sa hindi tamang landas. So just be ready always," she added.
For Bernardo's mother, Min, she only asked her youngest daughter to take it slow when it comes to love.
Bernardo will turn 18 next year.
"Lagi kong sinasabi sa kanya, dapat kung hindi niya mapipigilan 'yung love team nila, kung saan mapupunta 'yan, sana at the right time, sa right age niya. Sana ngayon matuto siyang sumunod. Kasi nasa kanila 'yon, sila din ang gagawa. Kahit ano sabihin nila, kung hindi sila, susunod wala din. So kailangang i-hold nila kung anuman ang feelings nila na 'yan," Min said.
Bernardo and Padilla are now busy promoting their film "Must Be... Love," which will hit theaters next week, March 13.