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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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Pinay Postmaster holds world record for women's masters powerlifting

A Filipino lady powerlifter snatched four gold medals at the 2008 Asian Powerlifting Championships held in Uzbekistan, radio dzBB reported Wednesday.

Erlina "Lily" Pecante, the postmaster of Pasig Central Post Office, also broke the Asian Masters Record in benchpress by lifting 125 kilograms or 275 pounds.

Pecante, 43, was among 12 Filipino powerlifters who competed in the event organized by the Asian Powerlifting Federation.

Sunday, May 25, 2008
Yam Laranas' 'The Echo' Receives 1st Rave Review

Yam Laranas' 'The Echo' Receives 1st Rave Review

"...the mood and tone were really good, there were a few really shocking moments, and making Jesse (Bradford) an ex-con really added a new layer to it..." this is what Todd Brown has to say about the Filipino-helmed horror artfilm 'The Echo.' The Yam Laranas-directed movie is currently in Cannes 2008 Film Market making it the 3rd movie by a Filipino in the most prestigious film festival in the world.

Friday, May 23, 2008
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Honore Featuring Jasmine Trias - Pinoy Love

Honore is a Filipino-American recording artist. His unique sound is a cross between r&b and neo soul, with a commercial pop feel. Hailing from ethnic descents of Creole (African American & French), and Filipino, Honore' reflects the same diversity in his universal style.

Check out his music video "Pinoy Love" featuring American Idol Season 3 3rd placer Jasmine Trias.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
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Melissa R. of Pussycat Doll Search Performs on ASAP

Remember Melissa R., the Filipina who won 1st runner-up in the reality competition Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll? She's currently in the country to promote her album. She performed on ASAP with the Kitty Girls, check it out!

Thursday, May 15, 2008
Pinay Catherine Lingal's Single 'My Destiny' Hits No. 10 in UK Music
Charts

Pinay Catherine Lingal's Single 'My Destiny' Hits No. 10 in UK Music Charts

One of the singers currently gaining popularity in the United Kingdom is a nineteen-year-old Filipina, and her name is Kcat.

Kcat or Catherine Lingal in real life is now soaring high as her single entitled "My Destiny" hit the British charts by storming in at No. 10.

(4 Minutes by Madonna and Justin Timberlake is at No. 1)

Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Lea Salonga Celebrates 30th Year in Showbiz

Lea Salonga Celebrates 30th Year in Showbiz

Lea Salonga's journey:

:: Gold Record Awardee at age 10 for "Small Voice"
:: 3 times Aliw Awards Best Child Performer
:: Over 15 shows and movies
:: Performed in Broadway and West End
:: Sold more than 3 million copies of her self-titled album
:: She became the voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and the singing voice of Mulan, 2 box-office animated movies from Walt Disney.
:: performed for 5 Philippine Presidents namely Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino, Fidel Ramos, Joseph Estrada and Gloria Arroyo.
:: performed for 3 American Presidents namely George Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
:: First Filipino to perform for Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II
:: First Filipino to perform at the Oscars
:: First Asian to play the lead role "Eponine" in Les Miserables
:: First ever to play the lead role Kim on the hit theater musical Miss Saigon
:: First and only Asian to win an Olivier Award
:: First and only Asian to win a Tony Award
:: She also won Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Award and Theater World Awards
:: She is the first to win multiple awards for a single role

Watch below ASAP's tribute to Lea's 30 years in Showbiz:

Thursday, May 8, 2008
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Deal or No Deal Around the World - Philippine Episode

The Deal or No Deal Around The World, a special international edition of the popular Endemol game show, has featured the Philippines on its first leg. The two-hour episode follows Mike Levy of Baltimore, Maryland and Patrick Hook of Roberts, Wisconsin as they try their luck at becoming millionaires with host Howie Mandel and Philippine counterpart Kris Aquino.

The two American contestants will play the game Philippine style and try their luck in winning the cash prize, US dollar equivalent of the Philippine amounts on the leaderboard.

During Mandel's four-day visit to Manila, he was coached by local host Kris Aquino to say a few lines in Filipino. They also talked about Cory Aquino and the late Ninoy Aquino who happens to be Kris' parents.

Additionally, Mandel was accompanied by the 26K Girls, the Philippine counterpart of the briefcase models, as he visited Quiapo, Manila and also drove a pedicab around the compound of ABS-CBN, home of the Philippine version of Deal or No Deal. Mandel even tried working as a promo boy for a grocery store.

All these has apparently made the episode very interesting to watch, prompting NBC to air the Philippine episode ahead of two other countries.

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2 Pinays Win Silver and Bronze in Penang Shanghai World Star Quest

2 pinays brought honor to the country by winning 2nd and 3rd place in the recently concluded 10th Penang Shanghai World Star Search.

More than 30 singers from 14 countries have competed to be the next ‘world star’ at Penang’s Auto-City in Juru last Friday and Saturday (25-26 April 2008) in Malaysia. The 10th Shanghai Asia Music Festival, now renamed Penang-Shanghai World Star Quest 2008 has been staged for the first time outside Shanghai, China. Shanghai Asia Music Festival 2003 Gold winner Misha Omar and Malaysian Idol 2005 winner Daniel Lee were there for special appearances.

Sunday, May 4, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Nikki Gil Performs Pinoy Version of 'It's A Small World' at Hong Kong
Disneyland

Nikki Gil Performs Pinoy Version of 'It's A Small World' at Hong Kong Disneyland

ASAP host and MYX VJ Nikki Gil did the country proud when she was chosen to sing the Filipino version of It’s A Small World at the launch of the classic boat ride at Hong Kong Disneyland. Other pop stars from Asia were also on hand to perform the song in Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean.

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