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Google Doodles celebrates 158th birthday of Jose Rizal
Google celebrates the Philippine National Heroes birthday through its Doodles. Today, June 19, 2019 marks the 158th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal. History says, Rizal is a physician, naturalist, linguist, and novelist was born in Calamba, Laguna on June 19, 1861 to Francisco Mercado Rizal and Teodoro Alonso.

On the left, doodle showed a quill pen which Rizal used as a greatest weapon in his time for his works and writings, as he fought for the freedom of the Filipinos. On the right side is the magnifying glass to represent his occupation as a ophthalmologist. 

Behind the doodle of his face shows part of his writings, while below is a drawing of two of his famous books, which is believe to be the Noli Me tangere and El Filibusterismo.

Meet Pete Maverick Nicole Estudillo, the first ever Summa Cum Laude to graduate in the history of the University of the Philippines Mindanao
Finally, the University of the Philippines Mindanao (UPMin) has the first ever summa cum laude to graduate since its establishment in 1995. Pete Maverick Nicole Estudillo, a Food Technology student scored a cumulative weighted average grade  (CWAG) of 1.1971, the highest record in the university history.

"Summa is just a bonus and summa is really not for me. It's for UPMin," the 22-year-old Estudillo told MindaNews.

“When the honor was given to me, I felt happy for UPMin. That the hope that has long been in the hearts of the alumni and the profs, that we’ll have a summa, has finally come and I was happy that I get to be the answer to their prayers,” she added. 

She really wasn't expecting to graduate with the highest grade when she entered UP. Passing only the subject would be enough since she considered UP College Admissions Test (UPCAT) to be the hardest exam in the country.

It was on her third year in college when she realized that she could have the chance to graduate with highest honors. This sparked her interest to achieve the title, but never to serious on the idea - thankful to what will she achieve after four years. 

She look for the possible ways to lessen the fruit wastes generated every year by converting its peels, seeds, and cores into functional food as her advocacy. Her study entitled antioxidant and Anticancer Potential of Artocarpus Fruit Wastes are set to present at the Department of Science and technology - Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) in July.  

Aside from the highest recognition from UP community, she was also active to community service as member of Rotaract Club of UPLim, UPMin Koro Kantahanay, PSALM Ministry of UPMin, For the Unity and Solidarity of Every Student in UP (FUSE UP), and Let’s Do It Philippines Youth – Davao.

Estudillo will march with highest honor on June 21, to mark UP Mindanao's 22nd Commencement Exercises.

The Chainsmokers cancel August concert in Manila
The Chainsmokers' 2019 Manila concert has been canceled, the event organizer MMI Live had announced on Facebook post. The Manila concert has initially scheduled on August at the Mall of Asia Arena.

“Live Nation, MMI Live and The Chainsmokers regret to announce that due to unforeseen production circumstances, World War Joy Asia Tour in Manila on August 15, 2019 at the Mall of Asia Arena is cancelled,” the statement reads.

Live Nation have yet to announce if the duo will still push through with the World War Joy Asia Tour.

It has also been reported that their Singapore concert on August 21 has been cancelled.

The duo composed of American Djs and producers Alex Pall and Drew Taggart are set to perform in Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines and more.

Their song from 2016 which features american pop singer Halsey hit over one billion streams on Spotify and YouTube.

Nadine Lustre is the big winner for Gawad Urian 2019: Full list of Winners
More blessings showered to kapamilya star Nadine Lustre this year, hailed as Gawad Urian 2019' best actress for her role in 'Never Not Love You."

She beat other nominees in the same category like Anne Curtis, Bela Padilla, Celeste Legaspi, Maribeth Fanglayan, Pokwang, Glaiza de Castro, Iyah Mina, Perla Bautista, and Ai-ai delas Alas. The event was held at Cine Adarna, UP Film Center.

The award-winning actress earned three consecutive Best Actress recognition on the same film "Never Not Love You," from YCC Young Critic's Circle, FAMAS and from the present GAWAD Urian. She also dominated this year's MYX Music Awards by winning four categories:Music Video of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Movie Soundtrack of the Year.

Here are the winners of the 42nd Gawad Urian Awards:

Best Picture
"BuyBust," Vic del Rosario Jr.

Best Director
Denise O'Hara, "Mamang"

Best Actress
Nadine Lustre, "Never Not Love You"

Best Actor
Eddie Garcia, "ML"

Best Supporting Actress
Cherie Gil, "Citizen Jake"

Best Supporting Actor
Joel Lamangan, "School Service"

Best Screenplay
Rody Vera, "Signal Rock"

Best Cinematography
Neil Bion, "BuyBust"

Best Documentary
Jewel Maranan, "Sa Palad ng Dantaong Kulang"

Best Short Film
Shaira Advincula, "Tembong"

Best Production Design
Michael Espanol & Roma Regala, "BuyBust"

Best Editing
May-i Guia Padilla, "Tanabata's Wife"

Best Music
Malek Lopez & Erwin Romulo, "BuyBust"

Best Sound
Malek Lopez & Erwin Romulo, "Never Tear Us Apart"

Taylor Swift released full house music video 'You Need To Calm Down'
Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and other celebrities appears to be in one common cause for equality and understanding. It is a song about the LGBTQ+ community, mending the broke bridges for Senate support on the equality act.

There's a whole lot of history in there featuring celebrities who identify as LGBTQ, including Ellen DeGeneres, Billy Porter, RuPaul, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Adam Lambert, Todrick Hall, Hayley Kiyoko, Adam Rippon, Chester Lockhart, Dexter Mayfield, Hannah Hart, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness and Tan France to name a few.

In some of the scene, it can be seen a bunch of pop stars competing in a "Pop Queen Pageant." 

From left to right: Tatianna as Ariana, Trinity Taylor as Lady Gaga, Delta Work as Adele, Trinity K. Bonet as Cardi B, Jade Jolie as Taylor, Riley Knoxx as Beyoncé, Adore Delano as Katy Perry, and A'keria C. Davenport as Nicki Minaj.

Some could be seen there participation through chanting protesters holding anti-gay signs. 

Chaos appears with a food fight between audiences at the pageant, then Taylor Swift appears in the crowd, wearing a french fry costume. 

Followed by a big moment when Katy Perry appears to be wearing a hamburger costume.

Swift has become more vocal about her political views in the past where she endorsed two political candidates, Tennessee Democrats Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper who was running for the US Senate and House of representative in 2018.

Artist reimagines Disney Princesses into school girls in the Philippines
Facebook user Gwencha shared a now-viral post of her artwork, showing the identity of every students from different university in the Philippines which turned  out into Disney princesses. 

Since then, Gwencha have been always fascinated to do something cool concept of school girl Disney princesses and now is the right time. Gwencha was inspired and motivated to create the cutest school girl princesses, since June is the opening of classes to most schools in the Philippines.

“I’ve always wanted to do this series. Please do know that I solely base on some symbolisms that seem related or similar to the Princesses’ stories,”  Gwencha wrote on her Facebook post.

Her artworks are truly remarkable, where it captivates Disney fans with its alluring representation of every girls in the University.

She described Ateneo as Cinderella, the Cindy's birbs in the movies, who took Humanities as her main course. The sleeping beauty 'Aurora' wearing Letran's school uniform as she approaches Intramuros and Snow White taking up Chemical Engineering in Adamson University.

UP is know for their iconic graduation sash and she portray Pocahontas. Given that there are numerous ancient trees at UP campus. Jasmine would probably fit to girls of UST, inborn to them of being a fighter like a tiger.

"Our iconic Mulan is part of UA&P to hang out with other international students and focus on being a proud Dragon (their mascot) in the varsity team!"

"Only Tiana can pull an eager smile while studying nonstop in PUP. Basically the epitome of determination."


"Our artistic Rapunzel enjoys the carefree and optimistic school like iAcademy as she pursues Animation and Fashion"

"Sister love by Elsa and Anna herself from St. Scholastica!"

"Upon seeing that The Beast looked like San Beda’s mascot, lion, she didn’t think twice and enrolled right away. Now she tries not to have her borrowed books become overdue"

"No, walang Tamaraw sa Moana movie, wag nyo na isipin hAHAHAH

//This is kinda bias// but Tamaraw is a sturdy and hardworking animal which reflects to Moana (para sa’kin ha wag nyuku away)"

"Is it Vanellope’s glitch or Mapùa’s? HMMM"

"Taking her passion for teeth to the next level, Toothiana (Rise of the Guardians) enrolled in CEU for Dentistry and made sure to hide her colored hair (feathers!) from time to time"

"Messing with Esmeralda with her fellow Red Warriors will probably get you schooled"

"Realizing that teaching Tarzan was a stepping stone for her, Jane enrolled in PNU and dedicated her life in becoming a professional teacher not just for an ape-man, but for every man and woman"

June 2019 Nursing Board Exam Result
Manila, Philippines - The June 2019 Nursing Board Exam Result (NLE) including the list of passers, top 10 examinees, performance of schools and other announcements will be available on this page as soon as the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) releases the results online. The result is expected to release between June 17-21 or 8-12 working days after the last day of exam.

June 2019 NLE was conducted in various testing centers nationwide: Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.


NLE List of Passers: A-G | H-O | P-Z
NLE Top 10: June 2019 nursing board exam topnotchers
Top Performing and Performance of Schools June 2019 NLE
June 2019 NLE passers registration, verification of ratings and oathtaking schedule

The members of the Board of Nursing who gave the licensure examination are Glenda S. Arquiza, Chairman; Carmelita C. Divinagracia, Gloria B. Arcos, Carfredda P. Dumlao, Florence C. Cawaon and Cora A. Añonuevo, Members.

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
Held on JUNE 2 & 3, 2019
Released on JUNE 17-21, 2019

Updating for the list of passers...refresh page for the results.

SUV with label "KIDNAPS WOMEN WITH HUGE BREAST" sparks debate online
Photos of white sports utility vehicle (SUV) labelled a joke on its body in Filipino, "NANGUNGUHA NG MAY MALAKING SUSO" (KIDNAPS WOMEN WITH HUGE BREAST) drew flak online. BabaeAko Facebook page finds it offensive and sexist joke, calling for Local Government Unit actions in the area. 

       Photo:TANG*NA THIS!

The SUV was from Marcars Trading and Services Corporation, a second-hand car dealer in Cubao, Quezon City, according to Facebook post. The white SUV was spotted on display at Eton Centris, a commercial area in EDSA, Quezon City.

The Facebook post reads: "KULTURANG MACHO-PASISTA, KULTURANG DUTERTE" has been shared more than 400 times and over 1,500 reactions.

Doctor removed 16-cm human tail from baby girl
The photos of the 14-days old baby girl with 16-cm visible human tail is circulating online. The case is the first of its kind in Bangladesh, doctor said.

The 16-centimeter long tail was successfully removed at the Al-Karim General Hospital in Dhaka on Thursday.

"This case is not as critical as it is rare. The tail was without nerve, bone, and was not connected to the spinal cord," Dr. NazrulAkash, the pediatric surgeon said.

There are 35-40 such cases recorded so far across the world.The longest ever recorded tail is 13 inches and belongs to a man in India.

Vlogger Keith Talens fathers day prank turns out to be the saddest surprise ever
Vlogger Keith Talens shared on social media the supposed to be surprised moment for his father in the hospital on fathers day. However, everything has turned out to be a mourning and grieving surprise for them after learning his father has passed away.

In the video, it can be seen Keith together with his wife and daughter excited, recording all the details and plans how to surprised his father. The family has to travel more than 10 hours just to reach Santiago City, Isabela. 

In some of the clips taken during their stop over, it can be seen Talens uncomfortable and feels nervous while on their trip. But they continue to travel until they reach Santiago. The clip suddenly change into the saddest surprised, when one of the family members  approach Talens with a hug and cried.

A heartbreaking scene was witnessed as he tried to wake his dad up. 

However, others denounce the video, saying that it was a disrespectful move to post it online, as if he just using it to attract viewers.

Bacolod Masskara is now in a bottle of international brand wine
                              Photo by TE? by MUSE Facebook

Soon, the Masskara wine would be part of international California's best wine. According to TE? by MUSE Facebook, Buhman Vineyards of Napa, California will soon start taking orders for the limited 'Masskara wine'. 

Buhman Estate Vineyards is one of the oldest Estates and wine producer in the world, which Don Buhuman’s Great Grandparents built. It, in fact, is the place where his Grand father and father were born. Amazingly, in the early 1900s the same barn that now stands at the center of Buhman Ranch was used to house dances and people from all over came to Roller skate on the top floor of the Barn. 

Don simply acquired a passion for the love of the vine and Suzanne Javorina. Together, they established the confident in Don's envisions and started making wine together and founded Buhman Estate Vineyards. 

The Bacolod-based wine startup is now accepting orders for delivery at the Masskara Festival in Long Beach and for October 2019 Bacolod Masskara. The wine is available for 4 PAKs (2reds/2whites) for Php5,500 ($100) only.

You may visit their Facebook page for orders.

Lovers separated during WWII reunites after 75 years
The 97-year-old KT Robbins was very emotional during a reunion with his long lost French sweetheart, 92, Jeannine Ganaye. "I always loved you. You never got out of my heart," Robbins said. 

In 1944, the 24-year-old American soldier was fell in love with 18-year-old beauty, while stationed in her hometown of Briey in the north eastern part of France. 

There love story starts when Robbins was looking for someone who could wash his clothes. Ganaye's mother accepted, and the lovebirds met for the very first time. Intense feelings blossomed, but Robbin was transferred to the Eastern Front, two months later and left his love, with nothing but a photograph to recall their best moment.

Today, Robbins is a widowed and Ganaye Pierson is also a widowed. Robbins still had a photo of his long lost sweetheart, the only item that could foretell their reunion.

After the WWII in 1945, Robbins returned to America, where he met and married his wife, Lilian while, Peirson, in the absence of her lover's return, married in 1949 and gifted to five children.

During the 75th anniversary of D-Day in France, Robbins was invited to attend and he showed Pierson's photo and told the French journalists that he would like to return to her village. He assumed that Pierson had passed away, adding: 'For sure I won't ever get to see her.'

But the journalists managed to track down Pierson, finding her at a retirement home, about 27 miles from where the two first met. 

Robbins and Pierson met and could not wait to begin the final chapter of their life after 75 years of separation. They embraced filled with joy, and Robbins told his sweetheart that he loved her.

Source: Dailymail, BBC

Puto Binan has the cutest display of Philippine flag on Independence Day
      Photo credit by Southwoods Mall.

This Philippine flag displayed in Laguna mall were made of 5,000 Puto Binan rice cakes. The giant cake was displayed in Megaworld's Southwoods Mall lobby to mark the nations's 121st anniversary of the Declaration of the Philippine Independence Day on June 12.

'Hello, Love, Goodbye' official poster released

Star Cinema finally released the official poster of the most awaited romantic drama movie of the year, the "Hello, Love, Goodbye". The romantic drama movie tells about the story of two young Overseas Filipino Workers who fall in Love in Hong Kong.

Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, the film stars the Queen of Hearts Kathryn Bernardo and Pambansang Bae Alden Richards.

The movie will be released in cinemas nationwide on July 31, 2019.

Senator-Elect Francis Tolentino proposes additional star to Philippine flag
Senator-elect Francis Tolentino announced the additional star to the Philippine flag to symbolize Benham Rise, an island group located at the northeastern border off the coast of Aurora province. He told during the 121st celebration of Philippine Independence Day at the Rizal Park in Davao City.

"I propose a fourth star to reflect the Benham Rise, the future Philippines, the future land for the next generation of Filipinos."

Under the UN Convention on the Law (UNCLOS) in 2012, former Environment Secretary Ramon Paje confirmed that the United Nations (UN) has approved the country's territorial claim to Benham Rise.