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The Synergy Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 Grand Finals Performance (Video)

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT, Philippines, Television with No Comments »

Synergy in Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3The Synergy group, Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 Grand Finalist, from San Carlos City, Negros Occidental did a breathtaking performance last night at the Ynares Stadium in Antipolo City.

The group of talented dancers performed some acrobatic stunts that really left the crowd and televiewers in awe. The Synergy performance is truly one of the best during the 2011 Pilipinas Got Talent Grand Finals.

The three judges, Ai Ai de las Alas, Kris Aquino and Freddie Garcia, gave The Synergy a standing ovation after their performance.

Below is a YouTube video of the performance made by The Synergy in Pilipinas Got Talent Grand Finals.

Donaire vs Narvaez Fight Video of Final Press Conference

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 | Boxing, NEWS, Philippines, SPORTS with No Comments »

Nonito Donaire Jr. versus Omar Narvaez, faced-off during fight’s final press event. “The Filipino FlashDonaire and “El HuracanNarvaez held their final press conference on Friday, October 21, 2011 for their title bout at the Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 22 (Oct. 23 in Manila).Donaire vs Narvaez press conference

The two boxers both acknowledged each others talents during the press conference.

According to Donaire, Narvaez has “a good record of being a champion, he’s not just a nobody, he is a legend in Argentina. That’s why I can’t take him lightly.”

The HurricaneNarvaez returned the favor on Donaire by saying that he is “very happy to be here to fight with a great champion like Nonito Donaire.”

The undefeated Narvez has a career fight record of 35 wins (19 knockouts) and 2 draws.

Meanwhile, Donaire is defending his World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight crowns against Narvaez.

November 7, 2011 Regular Holiday | PROCLAMATION NO. 276 | Eid’l Adha

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 | Announcement, EVENTS, NEWS, Philippines with No Comments »

November 7, 2011 was declared as a regular holiday by the Philippines government through Proclamation no. 276 series of 2011. Malacañang made the announcement in observance of the Muslim celebration of Eid’l Adha. The regular holiday on November 7 is declared throughout the country.Philippines Government logo

Eid’l Adha is a religious Muslim holiday celebration being practiced around the world.

The recent declaration by Malacanang will give another long weekend to Filipino workers. Earlier, Malacanang declared October 31 (Monday) and November 1 (Tuesday) as special non-working holidays.





WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9849 provides that Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday;

WHEREAS, Eidul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam;

WHEREAS, the date of the festival based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body is on 6 November 2011;

WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommended that the observance of Eidul Adha be on 7 November 2011 and the Eidul Adha prayer held on 6 November 2011;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday, 7 November 2011, as a regular holiday throughout the country, in observance of Eidul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 20th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.


By the President

Executive Secretary

October 31, 2011, Special Non-Working Holiday Says Proclamation No. 265 By Malacanang

Monday, October 10th, 2011 | Announcement, NEWS, Philippines with No Comments »

October 31, 2011, a Monday, was declared as a special non-working holiday by Malacanang through Proclamation No. 265 today, October 10, 2011. The early declaration of October 31 as a non-working holiday will enable everyone to plan the long weekend which will start from October 29.Philippines Holidays

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. signed Proclamation No. 265 that that gives “full opportunity to our people to properly observe [All Saints’ Day] with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions of the country.”

All Saints’ Day, also a special non-working holiday, is observed on November 1 and falls on a Tuesday this year.

Related blog post: Proclamation No. 65 Complete Text

Typhoon Quiel Update and Latest PAGASA Weather Forecast Oct 2, 11 a.m.

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 | NEWS, Philippines, Weather with No Comments »
Typhoon Quiel Latest Satellite Image

Typhoon Quiel latest Satellite Image

Typhoon Quiel, based on the latest PAGASA weather update as of 11 a.m. today, Sunday, October 2, 2011, is located at 290 km West of Baguio City and still over the West Philippine Sea. PAGASA said that Typhoon Quiel is continuously moving away from the country.

PAGASA weather bulletin indicates that Typhoon Quiel is moving west at 20 kph and has a maximum wind strength of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph.

Latest forecast by PAGASA said that Typhoon Quiel will be at 500 km West Northwest of Baguio City by Monday evening.

Typhoon Quiel Latest Track Image
Typhoon Quiel Track

Public warning storm signal number 1 is still up in Ilocos Sur, La Union, Zambales, and Pangasinan. These areas will experience winds from 45-60 kph.

Low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signals may experience flashfloods and landslides. Coastal areas may also experience big waves or storm surges due to Typhoon Quiel.

Typhoon Quiel is still enhancing the Southwest Monsoon that brings scattered to widespread rains in the Western section of Southern Luzon.

The amount of rainfall that may be brought by Typhoon Quiel is expected to be about 15 – 25 mm per hour within its 500 km diameter range.

The next PAGASA bulletin will be issued at 5 p.m. today.

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