Apr 02 2014
Artist from C-JeS Entertainment use their talent to inspire and encourage students who were affected by the Typhoon Haiyan.
On April 1, the NGO World Vision shared that artists from entertainment company C-JeS Entertainment have participated in a donation project for the students who were affected by the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines last November 2013.
Choi Min Sik, Seol Gyung Gu, Lee Jung Jae, Park Sung Woong, Song Ji Hyo, Gummy, Kang Hye Jung, and Park Yoo Hwan hand-wrote personal messages of encouragement for the students, and these messages were printed at the back of 20,000 Dream Notebooks that are to be delivered to the Philippines.
Jeon Ji Hwan, head of the International Relief Team from World Vision, stated, "Most of the schools and classrooms were devastated after the storm, and currently, students are taking their classes in town halls or open spaces. World Vision and the Philippine Department of Education are working closely together for the sake of the children and their education."
"The notebooks donated by the artists from C-JeS Entertainment will go a long way, especially since educational supplies in the area are very lacking," he added.
Feb 01 2014
MANILA - TV hosts Iya Villania and Drew Arellano finally exchanged vows on Friday afternoon after 10 years of being a couple.
Villania, 27, and Arellano, 34, got married in a private ceremony in Tagaytay that started at around 3:30 p.m.
Family and friends of the couple from showbiz attended the wedding, including "It's Showtime" host Kim Atienza, who was one of the principal sponsors.
While stuck in traffic, Atienza posted a tweet on his way to the ceremony. "I will get to your wedding @DrewArellano and @iyavillania even if I have to run there. #terribletagaytaytraffic," he said.
Another close friend of the couple, singer Paolo Valenciano, took to Instagram to share his excitement for the wedding. He posted a photo of a road sign leading to the venue, as well as of Arellano "inspecting" the set-up moments before the ceremony. Valenciano later shared a photo of Villania walking down the aisle.
Villania and Arellano, who celebrated their 9th anniversary as a couple last May 9, have been vocal about having "plans for the future," but not about the details of their wedding.
"We are really just a private couple and I would like to think that it's something that has helped us in becoming strong so far," said the actress host in an earlier interview, when asked about the secret to maintaining a long-lasting relationship.
Megan Young of the Philippines is the new Miss World.
In a glittering finale last night at the Indonesian resort island of Bali, Young bested 128 beauty queens from around the world to win the coveted title in a contest broadcast to more than 180 countries worldwide.
Young, who took the crown from Wenxia Yu of China, the 2012 winner, was born in the United States. When she was 10 she moved to the Philippines, where she has appeared in films and television.
Miss France, Marine Lorphelin, 20, took second place, while Miss Ghana, Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter, 22, came in third.
Miss World organizers had earlier agreed to cut bikinis from the swimsuit competition, replacing them with more conservative sarongs. But pressure continued to mount, and more mainstream groups joined in and called for the show to be banned.
Indonesia’s government announced three weeks ago that the final would be moved from the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, and instead held on the Hindu-dominated resort island of Bali, where earlier rounds were taking place.
After getting crowned, Young thanked the judges for choosing her and promised to “be the best Miss World ever.”
The 23-year-old Filipino actress pledged to “just be myself in everything I do, to share what I know and to educate people.”
Before her, no Filipina had won the prestigious crown in the 63-year-old London-based pageant.
Gwendoline Ruais was first runner-up in 2011. Evangeline Pascual was also first runner-up in 1973 while actress Ruffa Gutierrez was second-runner up in 1993.
A pre-pageant favorite, Young bagged the Top Model Award and also topped the Beach Fashion Challenge. Young had to defy speculations of an impending disqualification because of near-naked photos ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)