Monthly Archives: December 2011

Bembol Roco Loses A Brother to Accident

Condolences go out to Bembol Roco’s Family. His brother Kiko Roco  died in the Grace of our Lord on December 5, 2011 at the age of 47 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

His bereaved wife, Josephine Fernando Gerlach-Roco, son Mitchel Francis L. Roco, parents Rafael T. Roco Sr. (+) and Thelma Aranda Roco, siblings Floro and Ma. Lourdes Fresnoza, Ramon and Gely Roco, Gerardo and Cecilia Natividad, Rafael Jr. “Bembol” and Coco Roco, Margarita R. Jones, Carlos and Audrey Roco, J (+) and Angela Castro, nephews and nieces request the pious readers to pray for the eternal repose of his soul.

Details on his death can be found here

X Factor Philippines is Coming Soon


“The X Factor Philippines,” which will air in the second quarter of 2012, is a singing-reality search open to Filipinos, aged 13 and above, who may audition as solo, duet, or group.

KC will be joined by four other judges or mentors in the program. Apart from the show, KC said she is also set to do a drama series, a movie, and join ASAP.

She said it is difficult to resist opportunities that come her way and looks forward to her new projects. “I will end this year with a happy heart and start my year with a happy heart.

For those that want to audition here are some things that you need to remember.

Auditions for The X Factor Philippines  are now open!


* The X Factor is a singing competition
* Contestant/s may be solo, duo, trio, groups
* Contestants must be 13 years old and above (please bring photocopy of birth certificate)
* Contestants below 13 years old must bring along parents or guardians
* Bring minus one CDs, no other musical instruments required


To audition online:

1.Create a short video of yourself or your group showcasing your singing talent.

2.Download and fill up the Audition Information Sheet and Waiver Release Sheet if participant is below 18 years of age.

3.Send your filled-up Information Sheet and Audition Video in a single email to

Video notes:

1. Any video file format is accepted.

2. Limit the video file size to 9mb.

Only chosen audition entries will be contacted by X Factor Philippines.


Oyo Sotto and Kristine Hermosa Welcome Ondrea Bliss


Actress Kristine Hermosa gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Monday. In a statement, Hermosa’s husband Oyo Sotto said their baby named Ondrea Bliss was born via normal delivery.

“Ondrea Bliss was born yesterday, December 26 through normal delivery at 11:49 p.m. Her weight is 2680 gm. Tin is okay and still recovering. She was brought to the hospital around 6 p.m. yesterday,” Sotto said.

Kristine Hermosa said Ondrea means “strong and courageous” while Bliss means “unmeasurable joy.” Sotto and Hermosa have a 3-year-old adopted son named Quiel.

John Lloyd brings Magic on and off-screen

Now airing on your favorite television stations, the sequel to Jack ‘n’Jill Magic and John Lloyd Cruz team up. Working his own magic on viewers with every line that he delivers, John Lloyd is once again the choice of Universal Robina Corporation (URC), as the endorser of Jack ‘n’ Jill Magic. Continue reading

Sarah Geronimo is most talked-about celebrity

Singer-actress Sarah Geronimo is this year’s “most talked-about celebrity,” according to entertainment website Yahoo! OMG. Sarah Geronimo got a score of 47%. The results of the poll are published in the January issue of Star Studio magazine. Landing in second place is actress Marian Rivera who got a score of 35%, followed by Kris Aquino and Willie Revillame with 25%.

Valiente 2012


Valiente is the remake of the 5 year Classic / Epic drama leaded by Tirso Cruz III, Michael de Mesa and Glenda Garcia which originally offered by TAPE Inc., broadcast on ABS-CBN from 1992–1995 and transferred on GMA Network from 1995-1997. It is a Filipino drama/Action series that will be offered by TV5 and will air on February 2012. It will be led by JC de Vera, Oyo Sotto and Nadine Samonte. Continue reading