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Jul 31, 2012

New Apple Commercials

Three new Apple commercials aired during television coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games in London's opening ceremonies on Friday night, each of which starred the same Apple Genius character in what could be the kickoff to a new ad campaign.

All told there are three new ads, dubbed Mayday, Labor Day, and Basically. Check them out below and let us know what you think. 

New Apple 'Genius' Ads: Hit, Miss, or Insulting?

Jul 30, 2012

Meet Michael Pangilinan

The X Factor Philippines finalist  Michael Pangilinan, who was sent home from the competition in a elimination on Sunday night, got a few words of encouragement from one of his mentor that no doubt instantly dried his tears, Michael  captured the hearts of the gays who watched the show because of his voice and charm.

If he is familiar to you, then it was because you saw Michael Pangilinan in German Moreno's Walang Tulugan and had already performed in several bar gigs with Eat Bulaga comedians Wally Bayola, Jose Manalo and Allan K.

Mister Philippines 2012 Screening


Mister Philippines 2012, will be held October 6 at the Crossroads77 along Mother Ignacia St, QC near Abs-Cbn.

The winner will represent the country in the world pageant for Mister International in Thailand this November, where candidates from 30 countries will vie for the top plum. 

Mister Philippines 2012 is a male model search that seeks to highlight the admirable qualities of the Filipino male worthy of emulation and recognition. It is also a contest that gives emphasis on great looks, personality, talent and physique. 

Produced by MISTER PHILIPPINES, INC. (MPI), Mister Philippines 2012 aims to elevate the male pageant's popularity in the country .

Contestants must be 18-29 years old, can speak his mind well, height is just an advantage but preferably 5’11 up, single and has not fathered a child. Bring Birth Certificate, ID, and appropriate swimwear. 

MISTER PHILIPPINES, INC. (MPI) has scheduled applicant go-see on August 4, 2012 (1-5pm) at the Icon Ultimate Club of the Intercontinental Hotel Manila, 1 Ayala Blvd, Makati City. For inquiries, call Michelle at 0927.947.4444.

Jul 29, 2012

Lee Min Ho: Newest Bench endorser

Korean Superstar Lee Min Ho is the newest endorser of local clothing brand Bench. 

The company’s Twitter account had been dropping clues leading followers to assume that Lee Min Ho would be the next endorser, and it was announced officially today via tweet.

Bench/ announced days ago that they have a new K-pop endorser but they didn’t reveal the identity. Instead, they had been tweeting clues as to who it might be. As of yesterday, it was already clear to most of us, that it is indeed Lee Min Ho. Luckily, the odds are in our favor and we are right! Now let’s hope that Bench will also bring Lee Min Ho here in Manila for a Meet and greet!

Lee Min Ho is best known by his Pinoy fans for his role in hit Korean series "Boys Over Flowers" as well as in "City Hunter," which were both aired on ABS-CBN.

Bench/ is a leading Philippine clothing brand and is known to have international celebrities as endorsers such as Joe Jonas, Lucy Hale of Pretty Little Liars, Bruno Mars, Michael Trevino of The Vampire Diaries, David Archuleta and more.

Jul 28, 2012

Gaga to Play La Chameleon in 'Machete Kills'

Lady Gaga’s completing her triple threat credentials by acting in Rodriguez’s film

Mother Monster is certainly keeping her schedule filled. Besides launching a new perfume and having sleepovers with Lindsay Lohan, Gaga’s playing La Chameleon in Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming film, Machete Kills. The movie is a follow up to Rodriguez’s 2010 exploitation film Machete, which started out as a trailer in the 2007 Tarantino/Rodriguez collaboration,Grindhouse. Not much is known about Gaga’s role in Machete Kills, but it might have something to do with the star’s ability to change her own image. She broke the news yesterday via her twitter, posting "LADY GAGA AS LA CHAMELEON IN MACHETE KILLS DIRECTED BY ROBERT RODRIGUEZ STARRING DANNY TREJO (YES THIS IS REAL)"

Lady Gaga 'Machete Kills' Poster

REPORT: The Philippines’ Ticking AIDS Time Bomb


A new report coming out of the Philippines indicates HIV rates are on the rise in the Southeast Asian country. While the fewer than 10,000 confirmed cases (almost all among gay men) is a relatively small number in a country of almost 100 million, that rate has tripled in the past few years: There are now ten new infections each day. The deeply Catholic island is also one of only seven nations in the world that has seen a rise of more than 25% in HIV infections since 2001. (See the entire list here.)

“This is a worrying explosion of HIV cases marked by a shift in the way the virus is transmitted,” said Philip Castro, an HIV/AIDS program officer at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). “What’s more alarming is that more than 60% of those engaging in [homosexual] sex had reported having unsafe sex in their last contact.”

The church’s ban on condoms is a contributing factor, as are the absence of public-awareness campaigns and cultural taboos against homosexuality, AIDS and even sex.

“I know a lot of people living with HIV that are not allowed to go to school, to attend church or gain access to certain health services,” said AIDS activist Humphrey Gorriceta, who has seen two friends commit suicide after being diagnosed. “HIV is like the modern leprosy, except it is hidden.”

But by withholding life-saving educational resources that have proven so successful in other countries, the government—and the church—could face an exponentially worse problem in a nation where the average person makes about $350 per month.

The societal cost of a full-blown epidemic, meanwhile, could be in the millions.

Jul 27, 2012

Starmall's Heatwave 2012

From left: Second runners-up Ian Almazan and Andrea del Rio, grand winners Eric Gatdula and Sofia Rodriguez and first runners-up Niccolo Aguilar and Jensine Morzo 
Twenty-five gorgeous men and women competed for the title of Heatwave 2012. Eric Gatdula of Mandaluyong City and Sofia Rodriguez of Bacoor, Cavite emerged as grand winners in a showdown held last May 24 at the Starmall Las Piñas’ Event Hub.

First runners-up were Niccolo Aguilar of Marikina City and Jensine Morzo of Subic, Zambales, while Ian Almazan of Malolos City, Bulacan and Andrea del Rio of Antipolo City received the second runner-up honors.

Special awardees were Ian and Louise Morales (Best in Sleep Wear); Aron Gueco and Jensine Morzo (Best in Sports Wear); Ian and Nadine Sarte (Best Physique); Eric Gatdula and Thonie Sabile (People’s Choice); and Brent Beltran and Lady Ann Erlano (Personality Award).

Heatwave: The Bikini Showdown 2012 is a flagship project of Starmall, in cooperation with Finds Department Store, Yto Gonzaga Couture, Ferdi Granil Couture, Finds Convenience Store, M-Plus Printgraphics, Ever Bilena, Black Water, Pink Water, Cuba Libre Bar & Restaurant, Fashion Exchange, Gluta White & Firm, Pregroe, Skintel, Derm Plus Sunblock, Security Bank, Merly’s Flower Shop and Beatbox Professional Lights & Sounds.

MEN’S HEALTH Cover for August is Gerald Anderson

Kapamilya Gerald Anderson is the Men’s Health Philippines cover for August 2012 Issue. Needless to say, he is one of the hottest and Sarah Geronimo favorite leading men in the entertainment. 

Men's Health Philippines is part of the largest magazine network in the world - Men's Health International. MH is the only men's magazine dedicated to showing men the practical and positive actions that make their lives better. 

Subscribe to Men's Health Philippines on Zinio (currently available only to subscribers outside the Philippines)

Thousands of Closeted Athletes and Olympic Staffers Cause Global Grindr Crash

London, already Grindr’s most active city with 350,000 users, brought the hookup app to a grinding halt this weekend as thousands of athletes and support staff arrived for the Olympics and promptly checked who was nearby.

According to The People newspaper, ‘technical experts’ said the Grindr outage was caused by athletes and others trying to logon to the service all at the same time. Grindr works by displaying the 100 guys closest to you based on GPS data. The proximity of athletes in the Olympic village means that they are very close to one another.

One user told the newspaper: It happened almost as soon as the teams got here. Either loads of athletes were logging on to meet fellow Olympians or were looking to bag a local.

“The Grindr system obviously couldn’t cope. It took 24 hours for the app to get back up and running, much to the relief of all concerned.”

It’s worth noting that there are only 14 openly gay Olympic athletes in the world competing at this year’s games. Grindr’s analytics suggest that there are thousands upon thousands of closeted athletes seeking not just gold, but also men.

Jul 26, 2012

A massive thank you to all my readers!

In June the reading figures were over 1 million so I wanted to say a massive thank you to every single one of you who takes time to read this blog.

When I started out I was unsure, uncertain and unclear but now I love writing and updating my blog. Recently I have not had so much time but this month I intend to blog at least twice a week. Looking at my figures over time is incredibly satisfying but I know I cannot get smug and that I need to find consistent content which challenges me and is interesting.

These Numbers Do Not Lie
This Year's Visits and Page Views by Month 

Meet The Hotness Mark Ang

Image courtesy of  Rome Grant
I find this guy really HOT. He got a sexy face

Jul 25, 2012

Go see models for LIBNOS: The Ilocano Model Project 2012

I am looking for models who wants to join the LIBNOS: The Ilocano Model Project 2012

*Male and Female 18-24 years old of Ilocano Heritage
*Height: 5'9" for male and 5'6 for female
*Knows how to speak the native language
*Must be in Good Physical Condition

If you have what it takes to be the first Mr / Ms LIBNOS: The Ilocano Model Project 2012 , send your photos (close up and full body) to until August 01, 2012.

Ed Westwick for Philipp Plein

Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick posing for Philipp Plein fall winter campaign shoot quite obviously captured by Terry Richardson.

Jul 23, 2012


BENCH UNIVERSE: THE 2012 DENIM & UNDERWEAR SHOW, will be held on September 13 and 14, at the Mall of Asia Arena (MOA Arena). The Bench Underwear Show is only held every two years, the last one being Bench Uncut in 2010. 

The Bench Model’s Go See is the casting search for the models who will strut the runway in their undies and then some, those pa-wholesome young actors and actresses who will fit in the Bench Denim only part. And for the purpose of the Bench Denim and Underwear Show this year, the Bench model’s go see was held last July 22 at the Edsa Shangrila Hotel Ballroom. The Bench Go-see judges included Bench owner Mr. Ben Chan, top model Georgina Wilson, ANTM producer Michael Carandang, fashion guru Randy Ortiz, PR master Keren Pascual and Kristine Lim.
Can’t wait for the much anticipated BENCH UNIVERSE: The 2012 Denim & Underwear Show in September! Images courtesy of ELITE ICONS

World's No. 1 DJ will rock Manila 10.10.12

Get set for what is touted as “the best dance party ever” when David Guetta, considered as the world’s No. 1 deejay, raises Electronic Dance Music to another level while sharing his music and passion with party-goers.

The event will happen on Oct. 10, 2012, at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena.

Guetta is credited for “crossing countless club records over” and helping make dance music as big as it is today. He changed the sound of (dance) music in the USA. Titanium, his recent multi-platinum hit (No. 1 in UK) featuring Sia, has become the longest-charting dance hit single since Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

This Grammy-winning artist and producer, whose first major hit came over a decade ago, now boasts of an endless list of chart-topping hits and has produced five studio albums. His album Nothing But the Beat is also a certified seven-time-platinum worldwide. It features collaborations with, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, Taio Cruz, Jessie J, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Akon, Rihanna, rapper Kid Cudi and other top artists.

Guetta has headlined some of the world’s premier music festivals such as California’s Coachella Music Festival, the Electric Daisy Carnival and Electric Zoo in Las Vegas and New York, Creamfields in UK/Argentina and Belgium’s Tomorrowland.

Those behind Music Management, Inc. (MMI), the show’s producer, said that they want to share with Manila the same dance experience as that in international festivals. MMI will also announce in the coming weeks the participation of other international DJs.

“As I said,” added an MMI executive, “this will indeed be the biggest dance party ever to be held in Manila. Promise!”

Music Management International Presents David Guetta live in Manila

Ticket Prices:
Patron (Standing) Php 7,920
Lower Box (Reserved Seats) Php 5,280
Upper Box (Free Seating) Php 3,170

For VIP Tickets Contact Charlemagne Lim at 09178334223 or 09228334223

For ticket reservation, call 470-2222 or visit

To all David Guetta Ticket Holders:
Kindly present Ticket to any Little Asia Branches to avail 20% discount.
Promo Until October 31, 2012
Little Asia Branches:
-Tomas Morato, Quezon City
-Promenade Greenhills, San Juan City
-Venice Piazza McKinley Hill, Taguig City
-Lucky Chinatown, Binondo, Manila City

Jul 22, 2012

Prinz Aezon Cruz by Ian Felix Alquiros

Promising face Prinz Aezon Cruz teams up for a portfolio update with photographer Ian Felix Alquiros.

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