BINONDO: Manila’s Biggest Tikoy

BINONDO: Manila’s Biggest Tikoy

On the eve of the Chinese New Year 2014, my blogger friends and I trooped to the oldest Chinatown in the World-Binondo. 

Our goal is to take a photo of the giant tikoy specially made by Eng Bee Tin for the Chinese New Year.

I could not simply pass the chance to have a selfie in front of the “biggest tikoy”

Jeric Chua, son of Mr. Gerry Chua, owner of Eng Bee Tin explained to us that Eng Bee Tin has been in business since 1912.

Biggest Tikoy
  •  264 lbs 
  •  36 inches in diameter

Tikoy is a traditional Chinese delicacies ever present during Chinese celebration. I bought my favorite hopia, tikoy and glutinous balls.

Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!
#BiggestTikoy

Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!

Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!


Kiong hee huat tsai! (pronounced as ki-yong hi hu-wat chay in Hokkien). Happy Chinese New Year 2014 everyone.
A lot of my pure breed Pinoy friends keeps on asking me the difference between the commercial greetings we all hear and see on print, radio, online media and television,
Here are the greetings and their meanings:
  • Kung Hei Fat Choi or Gong Hey Fat Choy  (Cantonese for ”Congratulations and wishing you prosperity” / a New Year greeting meaning, “May you become prosperous) – Probably the most famous phrase worldwide.
  • Gong Xi Fa Cai (Mandarin) 
Hookien- Sun nien fai lok ( meaning, “Happy new year”)
Mandarin-  Xin nian yu kuai

Tsinoys will appreciate to hear the greeting in the dialect they understand. So, greet them based on what language they use.

Cantonese is one of the 9 other groups of dialects in China and is most commonly spoken in Hong Kong, Guangdong, and Macau.

Hokkien is the dialect spoken in Fujian province where most of the Chinese-Filipinos came from.

Good luck and have a happy life! Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!

VIDEO: CCTV Footage in Vhong Navarro’s Case

VHONG NAVARRO: CCTV Footage

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Wednesday released the footage taken from closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) of Forbeswood Heights Condominium in Taguig City where Vhong Navarro was beaten up by a group of men led by businessman Cedric Lee.

The NBI presented the footage taken from the CCTV cameras at the condominium’s main gate, lobby and elevator.

NBI assistant regional director Vicente de Guzman, head of the investigating team in the case, said the CCTV videos support the testimony of Navarro, who denied that he attempted to rape Deniece Cornejo inside her unit at the second floor of the building on January 22.

Lee has claimed in several interviews that he saw Navarro on top of Cornejo in her room, prompting him to beat up the TV host-actor and conduct a citizen’s arrest.

However, the CCTV footage shows that after Navarro entered the condo, Cornejo quickly left leaving Navarro behind in the unit. Lee and several others then enter the condominium.

“Ang mga ebidensya po natin apart from the testimony of Vhong Navarro, is the video itself. Dito po nagtutugma yung testimony ni Mr. Vhong Navarro with that of what we saw in the CCTV,”de Guzman said.

De Guzman noted that only about a minute after Navarro went inside the condominium building at 10:38 p.m., Cornejo was seen going out, supposedly leaving behind the “It’s Showtime” host inside her unit.

It was only after several minutes that Cornejo was seen going back inside the condominium and riding the elevator up to the second floor, where her unit was located.

During that time when Cornejo was outside, Lee and at least five other men were seen entering the building then riding the elevator also up to the second floor.

At 11:12 p.m., Navarro, who was already beaten up and whose hands were tied behind his back, was seen riding the elevator from the second floor of the building along with Lee and the other men as well as Cornejo and Lee’s sister, Bernice Lee.


Timeline

Citing the CCTV footage, the NBI presented a timeline of the circumstances around the time the TV host-actor was mauled inside Cornejo’s condominium unit.

Before presenting the CCTV footage taken at the condo’s elevator, the NBI noted that the time stamp at the elevator’s CCTV was not synchronized with the time at the lobby’s CCTV.

The time at the elevator’s CCTV was 40 minutes late compared to the real time at the lobby’s CCTV.

Footage taken from the CCTV camera at the building’s lobby showed Navarro entering the condominium alone at 22:38 p.m. or 10:38 p.m. of January 22.

He entered the elevator and went up to the second floor of the building at 10:39 p.m. (9:59 in elevator’s CCTV time).

At 10:40 p.m., Cornejo was seen riding the elevator towards the first floor and leaving the condominium.

At 10:41 p.m., a man identified as Lee entered the building. Lee then rode the elevator and went out also at the second floor at 10:43 p.m. (10:03 in elevator CCTV’s time).

At that time, the NBI stressed that Cornejo had already left Navarro inside her unit, which means Lee could not have witnessed Navarro on top of her in her room as the businessman has alleged in several interviews.

“I think it’s not possible yung sinasabi nilang attempt to rape Ms. Cornejo… Kasi po very glaring dito sa ating footage na there was no incident na si Deniece was inside that room,” de Guzman said.

At 10:43 p.m., just two minutes after Lee arrived, two men, one of them wearing a white shirt and glasses identified as Ferdinand Guerrero, also entered the condo and went up the second floor.

Just seconds after that, Cornejo was seen going back to the building. While she was talking to a security guard, Bernice Lee and another man yet to be identified were seen at the door.

Accompanied by the security guard, Cornejo, Bernice and another man then left the building again.

At 10:48 p.m., a man who Navarro identified only as alias “Mike” entered the condo. He also rode the elevator towards the second floor.

The next person to go inside the building was Bernice at 10:56 p.m. However, she was not seen riding the elevator. The NBI said she might have used the stairs instead when she went up the second floor.

At 10:59 p.m., Lee and his sister Bernice entered the elevator, went down the first floor and left the condo.

Lee and Bernice went back to the condo building at 11:01 p.m., already with Cornejo.

At 11:02 p.m. (10:22 in elevator CCTV’s time), the three again went up to the second floor.

At 11:13 p.m. (10:33 in elevator CCTV’s time), a tied-up Navarro was seen entering the elevator accosted by two men, who were both not seen in the elevator’s CCTV footage earlier.

The NBI suspects these two men, one of them identified as bodybuilder Zimmer Rance, were already inside Cornejo’s unit when Navarro arrived.

Navarro, Rance and the other still unidentified man were followed inside the elevator by Lee, Mike and another still unidentified man, then Cornejo, Bernice and Guerrero.

All in all, there were 8 suspects in the case, including Cornejo and Lee, the NBI said.

At 11:13 p.m., Navarro and the eight others were seen walking at the lobby towards the door.

The CCTV at the condo’s main gate, meanwhile, showed all of them leaving at 11:14 p.m. After that, the NBI said they rushed to a car and proceeded towards the Southern Police District (SPD) where the suspects filed a blotter against Navarro for allegedly attempting to rape Cornejo.

Navarro, for his part, on Tuesday filed charges of serious physical injuries, grave threat, grave coercion, unlawful arrest, blackmail and serious illegal detention, which is a non-bailable offense, against Lee, Cornejo and his other attackers.

#Justice 

DIY FENG SHUI FOR 2014

DIY FENG SHUI FOR 2014

Practical, do it yourself, easy to follow Feng Shui for 2014.  Here is an easy to do Feng Shui without buying anything.   

I am so thrilled with these Feng Shui tips that I’ll do them tomorrow in preparation for the upcoming New Year 2014 which will be on January 31, 2014.

Love and luck! 


source:gma7

#DIY #DIYFengShui #Practical #Tips #FengShui #NewYear #GoodLuck #Happiness #GoodHealth #LoveLife #Respect #Love #Life

Great Northern Tour

Honda Philippines Sets the Great Northern Tour

Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), the country’s No. 1 motorcycle manufacturer and distributor, sets another milestone as it holds the “Great Northern Tour” last January 25 and 26, 2014.

Over 100 Honda riders trailed the northern part of the country in an epic ride from Manila to Baguio and back, proving why Honda motorcycles top the way in fuel economy.

The tour started last January 25, 2014 with a safety ride from Petron Blue Wave in Pasay going up to Baguio City, Athletic Bowl. 

The following day, tour participants started the actual fuel economy competition beginning their descent back to SM Mall of Asia in time for the celebration of the Honda “Thanks Day.”
This grand double celebration prepared by HPI serves as a fitting commemoration of their 40th anniversary in the Philippines and the production of its 4 millionth motorcycle unit, two significant milestones that make the company truly proud.

In partnership with Petron, PGA Sompo, Eastwest Insurance and JM Mirasol, riders in their Honda CB110s, XRMs, Wave Dash conquered the long and winding roads of Baguio to Manila as part of their serious attempts to set newfuel efficiency records. The riders enjoyed the rewardingexperience as they were given an opportunity to set their own milestone with their Honda motorcycles, all built-to-last because of their renowned toughness, sporty appeal and powerful performance.

In the automatic (AT) category, Honda also proved its motorcycle models’ superiority. Twenty Honda BeAt riders hit the road together with the purpose of showcasing the supremacy of Honda BeAt in fuel saving even during long rides.Riders were all proven correct as the Honda BeAt surpassed their expectations upon revelation of champions’ records.
Over the years, Honda has developed motorcycles that are hallmarks of offering outstanding fuel efficiency to consumers while delivering powerful performance for both on and off-road travels.
“We have more reasons to celebrate and what best to do it than with an exciting tour that will test the mettle of various Honda motorcycles when it comes to quality and fuel efficiency, as we push them to the limit to show our customers the amount of quality we put in its manufacture. We have been in the motorcycle manufacturing business for more than 40 years now and we are proud to have achieved our objective, which is also part of our vision of being ‘a company that society wants to exist,’” explains Lemuel Buenaflor, HPI Advertising Supervisor.
Honda Thanks Day, The Great Northern Tour, Zoomer X Launch.  Maraming Salamat sa 40 years na pagsuporta sa Honda Motorcycles Philippines!!!


#Honda kaapay ninyo habang buhay!

For more about Honda motorcycles, visit www.hondaph.com.

Deniece Milinette Cornejo: A Victim or A Mastermind?

Deniece Milinette Cornejo: A Victim or A Mastermind?

Everybody was asking about the identity of the lady friend of Vhong Navarro, who cries attempted rape the other day. The lady friend was identified by Vhong Navarro during his interview with Boy Abunda in The Buzz ng Bayan as Deniece Milinette Cornejo. Who is she? Is she the real victim or the master mind? She is said to be the lady friend that Vhong Navarro visited at her condominium in Forbeswood Heights Condominium, Taguig City, Philippines.

VHONG NAVARRO: Exclusive Interview at The Buzz ng Bayan

VHONG NAVARRO: Exclusive Interview at The Buzz ng Bayan

Vhong Navarro finally face the issue. 

It’s Showtime Host-actor Vhong Navarro denied allegations that he raped a woman which provoked a group of men to attack him inside a condominium unit at The Fort in Taguig last January 22.

For the first time since the news broke on Friday, Navarro detailed what transpired on the night he was attacked.

Below is the transcript of Navarro’s full interview on “Buzz ng Bayan” which aired Sunday.

Boy Abunda (BA): Maraming salamat sa pagkakataong ito. Mula sa aking puso hindi ko inaasahan na tayo ay makakapag-usap dahil sa iyong kalagayan. Ang daming umiikot na mga usap-uspan. Maraming mga balita sa mga diyaryo at mga Internet. Ang pinaka-latest nga ay patay ka na raw. Bakit binabasag mo ang katahimikan mo?
Vhong Navarro (VN): Tito Boy, una po sa lahat, kinakabahan ako. Kinakabahan ako hindi lang sa sarili ko, kinakabahan ako para sa mga anak ko. Kinakabahan ako para sa pamilya ko kasi Tito boy ‘yung ginawa nila sa akin, grabe. Binaboy nila ako, tinakot nila ako, pinaratangan na papatayin yung mga anak ko, yung mga magulang ko, pati ako.

Ang tagal ko na sa industriya, wala pa akong inagrabyado. Ginagawa ko ‘to kasi alam ko na pwedeng maulit ito. Kung sa akin nagawa ito, I’m sure sa mga maliliit na tao puwede nilang gawin. Pwedeng maulit ito. Pwedeng maulit.

BA: Hanggang saan ang laban na ito Vhong?

VN: Gusto ko lang sana ng justice. Gusto ko may mangyaring hustisya. Gusto kong may pagbayaran ang gumawa nito sa akin.

BA: Pupuntahan ko muna ang takot. Natatakot ka para sa mga anak mo, sa pamilya mo dahil pinagbantaan ka?

VN: Opo, kung magsusumbong ako sa mga pulis. Kaya pumasok po ‘yung blotter. Ano po ‘yun eh …may pangba-blackmail po na nangyari.

BA: ‘Yung blotter na pinirmahan mo 11:49, January 22. Iyan ay sinasabi mo isang uri ng…

VN: Nakalagay po doon is hindi nila itutuloy, hindi sila magrereklamo kasi nga may usapan. Ginawa lang ‘yung blotter na ‘yun just in case magsumbong ako, meron silang panghahawakn para sa akin.

BA: Ang ibig sabihin itong blotter na ito, may usapan. Pagkatapos ng blotter na ito, hindi ka magrereklamo, hindi ka rin magkwe-kwento, hindi ka rin magpapa-interview basta…

VN: Basta ibigay ko ang gusto nila na magbabayad ako ng P1 million. From P200,000, to P500,000 umabot pa ng P1 million at sinagad pa nila ng P2 million. Sabi ko hindi ko na po kaya. Damage ko daw dun sa babae.

BA: Nagbayad ka na?

VN: Hindi po.

BA: Ano ang inyong usapan? Kailan ka magbabayad?

VN: Kaya nila ako pinakawalan, sinoli ‘yung cellphone ko para meron kaming transaction na magaganap na kailangan kong ibigay, kung nangyari siya ng January 23 ng madaling araw, kailangan ko daw ibigay ng hapon. Tatawag daw sila at magte-text kung saang bank account and saang bangko.

BA: Ano ba talaga ang nagyari? Paano kayo nagkita? Ang daming lumalabas na mga kwento. Diumano’y ikaw ay na-set up. Na-set up ka ng isang babae, dinala ka sa isang condo unit sa The Fort kung saan pagpasok mo mayroon ng mga tao, mga lalaking naghihintay, tinutukan ka. May isang bersyon naman na nagsasabing sumama ka sa isang girl sa isang unit sa The Fort at habang kayo ay nagtatalik, pumasok ang boyfriend, sumigaw ng rape at sigurado akong marami pang ibang bersyon. Ano ang totoo?

VN: Dalawang beses po ako pumunta doon. Pumunta po ako doon nung Friday, January 17 po, siguro mga 10:30 to 10:45 ng gabi ako pumunta doon. Sinundo niya ako sa lobby kasi daw mahigpit daw po doon ang guards.

BA: Sino ang babaeng ito?

VN: Si Deniece Milet Cornejo. Sinundo niya ako sa lobby dahil sabi niya mahigpit. Niyaya niya ako umakyat, may dala akong white wine dahil sabi niya kasi ‘yun lang ang pwede niyang inumin.

BA: Magkaibigan ba kayo ni Deniece?

VN: Opo, kakilala ko na po siya two years ago pa.

BA: So ano ang intensyon mo ng pagdalaw mo nung January 17? Was it upon her invitation?

VN: Invitation niya po.

BA: First time ba ito or nangyari na ba ito dati?

VN: First time ulit naming magkikita after namin mag-meet two years ago. Siya ‘yung nag-text sa akin kung kelan ulit kami magkikita. Kasi sabi ko noon kung magkikita kami, sana parang ASAP na. Busy siya. ‘I’ll text you na lang kung kailan pwede.’

BA: Was it a friendly meeting?

VN: Yes.

BA: Hindi mo girlfriend?

VN: No.

BA: So pagdating mo doon, sinalubong ka sa lobby, umakyat kayo.

VN: Opo. Sinamahan niya ako hanggang pagpasok. Nag-inuman kami. Kasi ako Tito Boy hindi ako gagawa ng move kung hindi siya nagpakita ng motibo na may gustong mangyari.

BA: Anong naganap?

VN: May nangyari po pero walang sexual intercourse.
BA: After that, nag-usap? Paano kayo naghiwalay? Paano natapos ang gabi?

VN: Maayos po ang paghihiwalay namin. Kasi kung ayaw niya, sana sumigaw siya ng rape, sana may kalmot ako pag-uwi, may galos ako, meron siyang galos or sakal pero wala po. Maliwanag po na gusto niya yung nangyari. Umalis ako, sinabi ko pa sa kanya na, ‘O isarado mo ang pinto kasi baka mamaya may pumasok pa sayo diyan.’ So sinara niya, ni-lock niya. Pumasok ako sa kotse.

Pauwi ako nag-text siya. Sabi niya, ‘Bad boy ka.’ Sa akin, ano ang ibig sabihin ng bad boy ka? Dahil ba hindi ko tinuloy na may mangyari? Hindi ko alam. Kaya ang sagot ko po, ‘I’m sorry bawi ako.’ Ibig sabihin, hindi pa rin natapos ang pagkikita namin doon dahil pwede pa akong bumalik at magpakita sa kanya. Tinatawagan ko siya, hindi niya sinasagot. Hanggang sa nakauwi na ako sa bahay, siya na ‘yung tumatawag, hindi ko na nasagot.

Nag-text siya kinabukasan. Sabi niya pwede daw ba pag-usapan ‘yung nangyari. Sabi ko, ‘Oo naman.’ Sabi niya ‘Puwede ka ba tonight?’ January 18 na ito, Saturday. Gusto daw niya mag-dinner kami sa bahay niya, magluluto daw siya. Sabi ko huwag na kasi hindi rin ako puwede. Set na lang next time. Nagbigay siya ng Monday, nagbigay siya ng ibang araw, ang binigay ko Wednesday.

Ang weird lang kasi nung time na ‘yun, sweet na siya. Tinatawag niya akong sweetie, sinasabihan akong kumain ka na. From bad boy, biglang sweet na.

BA: These are text messages? Nasa iyo ito?

VN: Binura nila. So nung Wednesday na, tinanong ko ulit siya. Kasi malinis ang kunsensya ko eh. Sabi ko, ‘Tuloy ba?’ Sabi niya, ‘Oo tuloy.’ Sabi niya nga sa akin hindi na siya magluluto, ‘Magdala ka ng food ko.’ After nung ginawa kong iyon, pumunta ako sa The Fort, kumain kami ng friends ko sa isang restaurant, nag-take out ako ng food. Pinuntahan ko na siya mga ganoon din, mga 10:45 din. Kasi ang usapan namin 10:30, mga ganun.

Ito na. Nung nag-take out ako ng food, papunta na ako sa kanya, tumawag ako sa kanya. Sabi ko nandito na ako sa lobby. Sabi niya, ‘Okay na, diretso ka na. Kita na lang tayo sa elevator. Magkita tayo sa baba.’ Sabi ko, ‘Okay, akala ko kasi mahigpit eh.’ Yun kasi nung una ang sabi niya eh. Pagdating ko doon, ‘yung guard, deadma. May dalawang yaya pang nakakita sa akin, kumaway pa.

Pagdating ko doon, ang tagal nung elevator bumaba. May bumukas na paakyat so sumabay na ako paakyat. Nagkita kami sa taas. Nagulat siya. Sabi niya, ‘Akala ko sa baba tayo magkikita?’ ‘Eh ang tagal ng elevator.’ Ito na papasok na kami, weird yung sinabi niyang line, doon na ako medyo kinabahan.

Pagbukas ng pinto, sabi niya, ‘Ikaw naman binigla mo ako, binigla mo ako, hindi pa ako nakapaglinis.’ Sabi ko sa kanya, ‘Alam mo naman na pupunta ako.’ Paglagay ko ng food, papunta ako sa sofa, bigla siyang lumabas. Pagharap ko palabas na siya, may lumabas na lalaking nakatutok na sa akin na baril.

Tapos lumabas na si Cedric Lee. Una minumukhaan ko siya pero nagpakilala na rin siya sa akin. Ang ginawa niya tinali niya ‘yung kamay ko, tinali niya ‘yung paa ko. Yung ulo ko nilagay nila sa sahig tapos pinagsasapak ako ni Cedric.

BA: Ilan sila?

VN: Dalawa pa lang muna sila. Pinagsasapak ako. Tapos po nilalagyan ako ng busal sa bibig. Sabi nila, ‘Huwag ka sisigaw, kapag sumigaw ka papatayin ko pamilya mo, papatayin ko mga anak mo, papatayin kita.’ So hindi ako sumigaw, kalmado lang ako.

Nung na-blindfold ako, narinig ko may bumukas na pinto, may nagpasukan, may mga sumapak na po sa akin ulit, may gumulpi sa akin ulit. After noon, nilagyan pa rin ako ng busal sa bibig. Tinanggal ‘yung blindfold, binaba po ‘yung pants ko, vini-video po nila ako.

Mula sa sofa, nilagay nila ako sa kung saan ko nilagay ‘yung food at pinapasabi nila sa akin: ‘Ako si Vhong Navarro, at ni-rape ko ang kaibigan ko.’ Nung mali ang sinabi ko, sinapak ako ulit ni Cedric. Sinapak po ulit ako. ‘Ayusin mo. Ulitin mo.’ Binaboy po nila ‘yung itsura nung…

Ulitin ko daw ‘yung sinabi ko na ako si Vhong Navarro and nang-rape ako ng kaibigan. After nun, pinaakyat ‘yung shorts ko tapos nagbibiruan sila na sipain mo nga ‘yan. Sa mga kasamahan po nila ito.
BA: Ilan sila?

VN: I think mga six or seven sila, ‘yun ang bilang ko. Sinipa po ulit ako. Sinapak po ulit ako. Sabi nung naka-gray na lalaki na naka-body fit, ‘Bigyan mo ng P200,000 si Deniece, damage mo sa kanya.’ Sabi ko sige po. Gumaganon na lang po ako dahil natatakot ako. Baka later on ano na ang sunod nilang gawin, baka barilin na nila ako. Sabi ni Cedric, ‘Hindi, gawin mong P500,000.’ Tapos lumapit sa akin ‘yung isang Mike, sabi niya, ‘O, dadalahin kita sa presinto. Ipapa-blotter kita. Proteksyon namin ito sa ‘yo kasi baka magsumbong ka. Pero ‘yung pagdadalahan ko sa ‘yo, ‘yung pagba-blotter-an natin, wala masyadong tao so safe ka pa rin.’ Ganun po sila. Sabi ko sige po. Binaba nila ako sa condo, nakita ako ng guard pero walang paninita na nangyari.

BA: Kailan ka tinanggalan ng mga tali?

VN: Tinanggal lang ‘yung sa paa para makapaglakad po ako pero ‘yung kamay naka-tape. Hindi ko alam kung ano ang ginawa nilang blocking pero pinagsumbrero lang po ako na bumababa pero nakatali ‘yung kamay ko. Sinakay nila ako sa van. Naka-shorts ako. Ziniplock pa lahat ng duguan.

During bumabiyahe po kami, humirit ‘yung Cedric na ‘O imbes na P500,000 gawin mo ng P1 million.’

Hanggang sa nakarating na kami, medyo liblib po so pagpasok namin, medyo hindi ko masyado nakita kung prisinto po or kung ano. Pagdating doon, may logbook, nagsasalaysay na si Deniece. Kinakausap ako nung Mike, sabi niya, ‘Sinasabi ko sa ‘yo, sundin mo lang gusto naming, ibigay mo lang ‘yung gusto namin, wala kang video na lalabas. Walang media na lalabas basta ibigay mo lang yung usapan natin.’

During that, narinig ko sinasabi ni Deniece na nahuli daw kami sa akto na nire-rape ko siya kaya daw dumating at ginulpi ako. Parang ganun. Naririnig ko ng konti kasi habang kinakausap ako, naririnig ko lang si Deniece diyan banda.

BA: Sino daw ang nakahuli kung naaalala mo?

VN: Hindi ko na po [maalala]. After noon, pinapirma na ako sa blotter tapos tinawag ako ulit ni Cedric sa labas. Lumabas ako, tinawag ako ni Cedric, ‘Iimbes na P1 million, P2 million na.’ Sabi ko wala na akong perang ganun. Hindi ko na kayang ibigay ‘yun, sabi ko hanggang P1 million lang. Bumalik ako doon, sabi ko sa pulis, kung pwede ako maghilamos kasi may mga dugo pa ako. Sabi nila kung pwede daw hingin side ko, sabi ko huwag na po.

BA: Sabi ng? Nakilala ka nila?

VN: Ng pulis. Opo, nung una po parang hindi kasi sobrang maga ‘yung mukha ko. Sabi nila kung gusto ko ilabas statement ko. Sabi ko ayaw ko na po, natatakot ako. Kung ilalabas ko tapos nandoon sila, baka kung ano na namang gawin sa akin. After nun, sabi ni Mike ihahatid daw nila ako sa condo kung nasaan ‘yung kotse ko. Lumabas ‘yung Mike saglit, kinausap ko ‘yung pulis sabi ko ‘Kung puwede po ba kayo ang maghatid sa akin?’ Nung hinatid po nila ako…

BA: Sinong naghatid sa ‘yo?

VN: ‘Yung pulis, kaya lang kasama ‘yung Mike, may isa pang lalaki and mayroon pang isa. Kasama po nila itong mga sumama. Binaba nila ako sa kotse ko. Kumatok pa yung Mike tapos sabi, ‘O mag-ingat kayo.’

After noon, kinuha ni Mike ‘yung number ko. Nakuha din ni Cedric ‘yung number ko kasi para din sa transaction.
BA: Transaction dahil ang ibig sabihin ‘yung P1 million kailan mo ibibigay?

VN: January 23.

BA: Ang inyong agreement ay ibibigay ang?

VN: Ang pera ng January 23.

BA: May oras?

VN: Wala po, wala ding lugar kailangan ko lang i-deposit. May binigay silang bangko. After nun, kumatok yung Mike tapos sabi nung Mike, ‘O ingat kayo.’ Sabi ko sa driver ko, ‘Isarado mo na yung bintana. Alis na tayo. Huwag mo na tignan iyan.’ Tapos tumawag. Tumawag at sinabi nung Mike sa akin na, ‘Walang lalabas na video, walang lalabas na blotter, walang lalabas sa media basta ibigay mo lang ang hinihingi namin ni Cedric. Tatawag siya sa ‘yo bukas, ibibigay sa ‘yo ang bank account. I-deposit mo lang doon, tpaos ang usapan.’ Sabi ko, ‘Opo.’ Natatakot po talaga ako Tito Boy. Ang pwede ko lang sagot ay opo, hindi ako pwedeng humindi.

BA: Anong naglalaro sa iyong isipan habang lahat ng ito ay nangyayari?

VN: Unang papasok siyempre din ‘yung pananakot, pamilya ko, mga anak ko. Tapos ‘yung career ko. Siyempre po after ng nangyari dito, siyempre ‘yung kahihiyan ang pambababoy sa akin. Hindi ko alam kung anong kalalabasan nito sa lahat, sa lahat ng mga magulang, sa mga bata, sa mga kaibigan ko. Hindi ko po alam. Basta ang iniisip ko ngayon dito, gusto ko maging safe ‘yung mga anak ko, gusto ko makitang safe ‘yung pamilya ko dahil ayaw kong may mangyari sa kanila.

Hindi ako rapist. Hindi ako nagda-drugs. Matino akong tao, may takot ako sa Diyos. Mahal ko ang mga magulang ko. May respeto ako sa mga magulang ko kaya gusto ko kung ano ang gagawin ko, hindi gagayahin ng mga anak ko.

BA: Nagkaroon ka na ng pagkakataon makaharap ang iyong mga pamilya?

VN: ‘Yun nga ang masakit eh. Sa gitna ng nangyari sa akin, ayaw ko sila sa tabi ko muna. Ayaw ko sila sa tabi ko kasi ayaw ko makita nila ‘yung itsura ko. Ayaw ko na mawalan sila ng lakas ng loob kasi nung nakausap ko sila, gusto nilang gumanti kasi siyempre anak iyan eh. May ginawa sa tatay. Sabi ko hindi ganun. Ayaw ko po maawa sila, ayaw kong makita nilang ganito ako. Gustong gusto nila pumunta pero sabi ko huwag muna. Di bale kapag nakalabas ako dito, magkikita-kita naman tayo. Kasi gusto ko sila yakapin kaso puro kami telepono. ‘Yung daddy ko ayaw ko papuntahin kasi may sakit ‘yun eh. Pero sabi niya ‘Tatay mo ako, bakit wala ako diyan?’

BA: Vhong, pagkatapos ng pag-uusap na ito, ang daming pwedeng mangyari. Una, base sa iyong pagkwe-kwento, sumuway ka sa isang usapan dahil hindi dapat ito lumabas sa media, dapat walang nakaalam nito, may pinagkasunduan kayo. Anything can happen. Handa ka ba?

VN: Kung hindi ko lalakasan ang loob ko, tulad nga ng sinasabi ko, kung nangyari sa akin ito, I’m sure pwedeng ulitin. Pwedeng mangyari ulit. Kundi man sa akin, sa iba pang mga kasamahan natin sa industriya or ‘yung mga ordinaryong tao na walang mga kapit or ‘yung mga walang kakilala, koneksyon. Kasi itong mga taong ito, malalakas ang koneksyon.

BA: Pwedeng may magsabi, ang baba naman ng P1 million. Ang baba naman ng P2 million.

VN: Kasi Tito Boy, paano kung nagbigay ako ng P1 million? Wala akong assurance kung ilalabas ba nila ‘yung video or what.

BA: Vhong pagkatapos ng pag-uusap na ito, pwedeng may kumalat na video.

VN: Siguro ‘yung video okay na po ‘yun. Kanila na po ‘yun.

BA: Patawad. Tanong lang ito. Itong video ba na ito ay naglalaman na nakikipagtalik ka?

VN: Hindi po. Ang video po na ito na nakita na binaboy ako from sa ari ko, sa private part ko, pinakita nila na medyo baboy na, at the same time ‘yung video ko na sinasabi na ako si Vhong Navarro at ni-rape ko ang kaibigan ko. Pang-blackmail nila sa akin. Walang akong video na nakikipagtalik dahil hindi nangyari na nakipagtalik ako sa kanya.

BA: Nung nasa prisinto ka, nandoon si Deniece. Wala kayong pag-uusap? Hindi ka nagalit? Base sa kwento mo, parang naiba lahat ang kwento.

VN: Imbis na magalit ako that time, takot na takot na ako. Hindi siya makatingin sa akin ng diretso. Sabi niya lang, ‘I’m sorry, Vhong.’ Ganun lang ang naaalala kong sinabi niya.

BA: Verbalized ito na humihingi siya ng paumanhin?

VN: Yes.

BA: Vhong, anong natutunan mo dito?

VN: Siguro huwag tayo magtitiwala kahit kanino kasi hindi natin alam kung sino ang mabuti at hindi.

BA: Huli na lamang. Ano ang dasal mo?

VN: Sana magkaroon ng hustisya ito dahil ayaw ko na pong maulit ito sa akin or kahit kanino lalo na sa mga ordinaryong tao. Kung nagawa sa akin, pwedeng mangyari sa kanila.
BA: Sa iyong mga tagahanga, ano ang nais mong sabihin?

VN: Sa mga sumusuporta po sa akin, salamat po muna sa lahat ng mga dasal niyo na hanggang ngayon po ay nagiging okay po ang aking kalagayan. Salamat po. At alam ko sa inyong hindi naniniwala, gusto ko lang sabihin sa inyo na hindi po ako rapist. Hindi ko po magagawa ‘yun. May takot ako sa Diyos. Kung mayroon man akong kasalanan, isa lang po yun. Sa girlfriend ko.

BA: Nasa tabi mo siya, ano ang sinabi mo sa kanya? Hindi ka niya iniwan.

VN: Sobrang pagpapasalamat ko dahil ito ‘yung sinasabi kong pinaka-down ako sa buhay na talagang hindi niya ako pinabayaan. Hindi niya muna inisip ‘yung sarili niya kung ano mararamdaman niya, kung ano ang reaction niya kasi siyempre pumunta ako. Ang iniisip niya ako pa rin

BA: Humingi ka ng tawad?

VN: Sobra po akong humingi ng tawad na sana bigyan pa niya ako ng chance. Gusto ko lang sabihin sa kanya na hindi ako rapist. Hindi ko magagawa ‘yun Tito Boy. Kaya ako humaharap dito dahil gusto ko pong sabihin ang totoo. Hindi ko mahilig magpa-interview kahit po sa mga anak ko, sa mga nangyayari sa buhay ko. Napaka-private ko. Never ko inamin na may girlfriend ako before pero sinasabi ko meron. Hindi ako mahilig magpa-interview pero this time, alam ko po ang totoo. Gusto ko itong sabihin at ayaw kop o maulit uli ito. Ayaw ko mangyari ito sa iba.

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Vhong Navarro’s Lady Friend Cries Attempted Rape

Vhong Navarro’s Lady Friend Cries Attempted Rape

And the saga continues… Allegedly, the real reason behind the mauling incident involving Vhong Navarro is attempted rape. Comedian/ TV Host Vhong Navarro was accused by a 22-year old lady, a student, whose real name was withheld because of the sensitivity of the issue. The girl is the lady friend that Vhong visited at her condominium unit in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) last Wednesday night, January 22, 2014.

Based on the complaint in the police blotter which the 22-year old lady filed at the BGC precinct, tinangka di umano siyang halayin ni Ferdinand “Vhong” Navarro nang ito ay dumalaw sa kanya pasado alas dyes ng gabi noon Miyerkules, January 22, 2014 sa kanyang condo unit sa Bonifacio Global City.

Nagulat na lamang di umano ang 22-anyos na babaeng estudyante ng bigla siyang hinawakan sa kamay at hilahin sa buhok ni Vhong Navarro.  Pilit di umano siyang pinauupo pero nagawa niyang tumakbo sa kanyang kwarto pero nasundan siya ni Navarro at pilit siyang inihiga sa kanyang kama at tinangkang ibaba ang kanyang shorts

Nagmakaawa daw siya di umano kay Navarro ngunit  hindi pa rin tumigil at pumaibabaw sa kanya. Habang nagaganap ang pag atake ay dumating di umano ang kanyang dalawang kaibigan at sumaklolo at nagsagawa ng citizen arrest. Makikita sa you tube video na pirmado ni Ferdinand Navarro ang nasabing blotter. Ang ginawang pagpirma ni Ferdinand Navarro, na siyang tunay na pangalan ng komedyanteng si Vhong Navarro, ay nagpapahiwatig di umano ng pag aako ng nasabing kasalanan.

Source: You Tube GMA Seven

The blotter entry also indicated that the woman decided not to press charges against Ferdinand Navarro.

HOW TO APPLY FOR NBI CLEARANCE ONLINE

HOW TO APPLY FOR NBI CLEARANCE ONLINE

Good news my dear readers! Mas pina easy na pagkuha ng NBI Clearance! Pang Bagong Taon na handog sa atin lahat ng Department of Justice at NBI.

Finally, the application for NBI clearance is now available online. After repeated criticism on long queues and fixers in the application process, the Department of Justice (DOJ) launches an online system for clearance application at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) starting today, Friday, January 24, 2014 at the websites of DOJ ( www.doj.gov.ph ) and NBI ( www.nbi.gov.ph )

Steps to follow under the new NBI clearance system:

Step 1- Applicant must first file for clearance application online.
Step 2- You then proceed to any of the NBI sites for payment.
Step 3- Have your picture taken together with your fingerprints via biometric
Step 4- The applicant must personally claim his/her NBI Clearance

According to Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, the implementation of the new NBI system, will continue to roll out and implement solutions to progressively eliminate long queue and simplify processes.

The project is under the National Justice Information System (NJIS), which aims to link institutions under the justice sector.

The new NBI clearance system, tagged by DOJ as a substantial upgrade, will now be run by the justice department.

“Online application is the logical next step after the switch,” she said.

Newly-appointed NBI Chief Virgilio Mendez added that a renewal module will also be implemented as a next step.

“We expect significant progress in the coming weeks with the delivery of additional equipment and increase in personnel,” he said.

Below is a list of the 55 NBI sites nationwide:

METRO MANILA

NBI Clearance Center – U.N Avenue, Ermita. Manila
Quezon City Hall – Makatarungan St, Diliman, QC
Victory Shopping Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Mandaluyong City Hall – Maysilo Circle, Mandaluyong City
Las Pinas City – Las Pinas City Hall
Robinson’s Place – Basement 1 Ermita, Manila
Robinson’s Otis – Level 2 Guanzon St., Paco, Manila
Robinson’s Galleria – Basement 1 Ortigas Ave., QC
Robinson’s Metro East – Level 4 Marcos Hi-way Pasig
Robinson’s Novaliches – Novaliches, QC
Ever Gotesco Recto – 3″‘ Flr Cinema 3 Recto Ave., Manila
Duty Free Fiesta Mall – Ninoy Aquino Ave., Paranaque City
Empire Mall – Edsa, Pasay City
CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION (CAR)

NBI Regional Office – Upper Session Road Baguio City
REGION I

NBI Regional Office – Aguila Road Sevilla Norte San Fernando City
Dagupan District Office – A. B. Fernandez West Dagupan City
Laoag District Office – Brgy 10 P Gomez St, Laoag City
REGION II

NBI Regional Office – Government Center Carig Sur Tuguegarao City
Bayombong District Office – Capitol Compound Bayombong Nueva Vizcaya
lsabela District Office – National Highway Brgy Osmena Ilagan Isabela
REGION III

NBI Regional Office – Capitol Compound City of San Fernando Pampanga
Bulacan District Olftce – Capitol Compound Guinhawa, City of Malolos, Bulacan
Cabanatuan Dislrict Office – Llanera St Old Provincial Capitol Cmpd Cabanaluan City
Olongapo District Office – 17 Kentucky Lane Upper Kalaklan Olongapo City
Tarlac District Office – Brgy Macabulos Drive San Roque Tarlac City
Marilao Municipal Hall – Beside PNP Station, Marilao, Bulacan
REGION IV-A

NBI Regional Office – Capitol Site Capitol Hills Batangas City
Cavite District Office – J.P. Rizal St. Kaybagal South Tagaytay City
Lucena District Office – NIA Compound Genes Aguilar St., Lucena City
Laguna District Office – Rizal Blvd Brgy. Tagapo City of Sta Rosa, Laguna
Montalban Rizal – Ground Flr., Municipal Hall
Robinson’s Cainta – Level 2 Junction Cainta, Rizal
Lipa City Hall – Lipa City, Batangas
Robinson’s Dasmarinas – Dasmarinas, Cavite
REGION IV-B

NBI Regional Office – Sitio Cuadro Aguas Brgy Sta Isabel, Calapan City
Puerto Princesa District Office – Taft St., Brgy Liwanag, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
REGION V

NBI Regional Office – Maria Cristina St.,Naga City
Legazpi District Office – Quezon Avenue Legazpi City
REGION VI

NBI Regional Office – Duran St., Fort San Pedro Iloilo City
Bacolod District Office – Aguinaldo St. Bacolod City
REGION VII

NBI Regional Office – Escario St., Capitol Site, Cebu City
Dumaguete District Office – Capitol Area Daro Dumaguete City
Ormoc Gaisano – Gaisano Capital Mall
REGION VIII

Samar District Office – Old Health Bldg., Capitol Site Catbalogan City
REGION IX

NBI Regional Office – 19 Corcuera St. Zamboanqa City
Dipolog District Office – Quezon Ave Sta Isabel, Dipolog City
Pagadian District Office – BALGU Bldg., Capitol Compound, Pagadian City
REGION X

NBI Regional Office – Capitol Compound Cagayan de Oro City
lligan District Office – IBP Bldg., Badelles St. Pala-o lliqan City
REGION XI

NBI Regional Office – J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City
Tagum District Office – Door 5 Duson Apt. National Highway Visayan Village Tagum
REGION XII

NBI Regional Office – 2nd Floor South Cotabato Gymnasium Koronadal City
Saranggani District Office – San Pecto St. lagao, General Santos City
REGION XIII

NBI Regional Office – 2nd Floor FCB Bldg., J Rosales Ave Butuan City
ARMM

NBI Regional Office – Governor Gutierrez Avenue. Cotabato City

MASTER HANZ CUA: Lucky Charms and Enhancers for 2014

MASTER HANZ CUA: Lucky Charms and Enhancers for 2014

To those of you looking for love and harmony, don’t forget to have a Rose Quartz with you. Rose Quartz enhances love and harmony. 

Amethyst — As anti-stress 

Evil eye — Protection against jealousy and bad intentions.

Onyx — Protection against illness and bad elements.

Citrine — For money luck.

Agate — For good health

Jade — For business luck and good health.

Tiger’s eye — For career or big luck.

Turquoise — For travel luck.

Flourite — For good memory.

Clear quartz — Cleanses negative energy.

Black tourmaline — Protection vs witchcraft, curses, and spells.

Master Hanz shares his reading and forecast at Level 1, EDSA Shangri-la Plaza Mandaluyong City or e-mail at hanz_cua2002@yahoo.com. Visit website at www.masterhanzcua.com or contact 0922-8290382. Follow him on Tweeter @masterhanz168, Facebook and Tweeter Master Hanz Cua.