Monthly Archives: January 2014

Vhong Navarro Injured


Actor-TV host Vhong Navarro was allegedly attacked by a group of still unidentified men at a condominium in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Wednesday, Jan. 22. Vhong’s manager, director Chito Roño, related some details of the incident in a statement sent to ABS-CBN News. Continue reading

Allison Harvard signs up with Philippines’ ALV Talent Circuit

ALV Talent Circuit aims to go global with the addition of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 17 runner-up Allison Harvard to their roster of talents. The model-turned-TV host signed up a five-year management contract with ALV Talent Circuit on Thursday afternoon, January 9, in Taipan Place, Emerald Ave., Pasig City. Continue reading

Brillante Mendoza now a Knight

Director Brillante Mendoza was conferred the title Chevalier (Knight) in the Order of Arts and Letters in a reception held in Makati City led by French ambassador Gilles Garachon last night, January 23. In his acceptance speech, Direk Brillante said, “Today, I am being conferred the recognition from the country that gave us the earliest filmmakers in history, Auguste and Louis Lumiere. What more can a filmmaker from a developing country ask for, after being recognized by France? All I can humbly say is…Merci Beaucoup!

Notable Filipino recipients include:
  • Jaime Zobel de Ayala, Chevalier, 1979;
  • Napoleon Abueva, Chevalier, 1984;
  • Arturo Luz, Officier, 1987;
  • Rosalinda Orosa, Officier, 1993;
  • F. Sionil Jose, Chevalier, 2001;
  • Corazon Alvina, Chevalier, 2002;
  • Allan Cosio, Chevalier, 2002;
  • Lulu Tan-Gan, Chevalier, 2003;
  • Tikoy Aguiluz, Chevalier, 2003;
  • Lourdes Montinola, Officier, 2008 ;
  • Ambeth Ocampo, Officier, 2008;
  • Deanna Ongpin-Recto, Officier, 2008;
  • Juvenal Sanso, Officier, 2008; and
  • Augusto Villalon, Chevalier, 2012.

Joyce Ching Enjoys Exotic Birthday Feast


What was supposed to be an exotic food-tasting and advanced Chinese New Year celebration turned out to be a pleasant birthday surprise for Kapuso actress Joyce Ching. Select members of the press gathered at the City Best Seafood Restaurant on January 21 to participate in an exotic food-tasting event with Joyce Ching. Continue reading