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15-year-old Pinay wins ‘X Factor Australia’

via ABS-CBNnews.com – It’s Rose Fostanes all over again! Fifteen-year-old Marlisa Punzalan on Monday capped her stellar run on Australia’s edition of “The X Factor” as its grand winner, making her the youngest champion of the talent search across its six seasons since 2005. The victory of Punzalan, whose parents Read more »

Valerie Weigmann crowned Miss World Philippines 2014

By Chuck Smith/philstar.com – Valerie Weigmann was crowned Miss World Philippines 2014 at the SM MOA Arena in Pasay City on Sunday night. The 24-year-old Weigmann, who bested 25 other candidates, was the crowd favorite as she won majority of the special awards given out earlier in the program. She Read more »

9-year-old Lyca Gairanod is first “The Voice Kids” grand champion

By Marinel R. Cruz/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Not only did nine-year-old Lyca Gairanod’s performance of “Basang Basa sa Ulan” with the pop rock band Aegis earned for her a standing ovation during “The Voice Kids” Finale on Sunday night, but also a whopping P1 million in cash prize. The young Read more »

Meet Philippines’ bet in Mister World 2014

By Miguel Dumaual/ABS-CBNnews.com – A former US Marine who fought in Iraq for 8 months is the Philippines’ representative to this year’s Mister World pageant, which will gather 60 international candidates in England next month. Sought-after model John Spainhour, 26, was introduced on Thursday as Mister World Philippines 2014, only Read more »

Lucky guess wins Fil-Am $45,000 on Wheel of Fortune

By Rie Takumi/KBK, GMAnetwork.com – For a lucky guess, a Filipino-American is now $45,000 richer. Emilbert DeLeon, a nursing assistant based in Daly City, California, won the grand prize on Wheel of Fortune last Wednesday (US time). According to a Huffington Post report, DeLeon, during the final round, managed to Read more »

‘Aswang’ swoops down on American TV, grabs No.1 spot

By Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.net – It has haunted Filipinos of countless generations, and now it has bedevilled American audiences. Arguably Philippine folklore’s most frightening creature, the “Aswang” has swooped down on American television screens and provided the Filipino-brand of scare, with NBC’s “Grimm” grabbing the no. 1 spot of scripted shows Read more »