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Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Action star Rudy Fernandez succumbs to cancer at 55

Posted by Mai on 7th June 2008

GMANews.TV
Action star Rudy Fernandez succumbs to cancer at 55

06/07/2008 | 01:14 PM
MANILA, Philippines – Action star Rudy Fernandez succumbed to pancreatic cancer early Saturday morning, ending a battle that lasted several months. He was 55 years old. The actor died in his sleep after the cancer for almost two years.

Fernandez died at 6:15 a.m., less than a month after he was brought home from a hospital. Fernandez had also undergone treatment abroad for his illness.

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Actors Sam and Piolo file P12-M libel case against columnist

Posted by Mai on 17th November 2007

Manila Bulletin Online
Actors Sam and Piolo file P12-M libel case against columnist

By NATALIE JANE MALAYO and BENG ANSULA

Actors Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby filed yesterday a P12-million libel case against television talk show host and showbiz columnist Lolit Solis, and Pilipino Star Ngayon entertainment editor Veronica Samio for allegedly portraying them as “gaymen” in an article published a month ago.

At 9 a.m. yesterday, Pascual and Milby personally went to Manila’s chief prosecutor, Jhosep Lopez, together with their counsel, lawyer Josabeth Alonso, and submitted their nine-page complaint against Solis and Samio.

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Beyonce in town for one-night concert

Posted by Mai on 7th November 2007

INQUIRER.net
Beyonce in town for one-night concert

By Tarra Quismundo
Inquirer
Last updated 05:26am (Mla time) 11/07/2007

MANILA, Philippines – International pop superstar Beyonce Knowles flashed a wide smile upon arriving in Manila yesterday afternoon.

Here for a concert in Taguig City, Knowles and her 70-member entourage—composed of her crew, musicians and personal security—arrived on board a chartered jet at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 2:10 p.m.

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Richard Gomez charged for tax evasion

Posted by Mai on 20th October 2007

The Manila Times Internet Edition
Richard Gomez charged for tax evasion

THE Department of Justice has given the Court of Tax Appeals the green light to proceed with the tax evasion charges against actor Richard Gomez will finally push through after the Department of Justice (DOJ) gave the green light to file the case before the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA).

Chief State Prosecutor Jovencito Zuno, said that Gomez would be indicted on Monday, two years after he had ordered a review of the case, resulting in the suspension of the filing of the tax evasion charges before the court. The Bureau of Internal Revenue charged that Gomez had a tax liability of P7 million.

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Drug charges vs Nora Aunor dropped

Posted by Mai on 3rd October 2007

ABS-CBN Interactive
Drug charges vs Nora Aunor dropped

The country’s one and only “Superstar” Nora Aunor walked out of a Los Angeles Airport courthouse on Monday a free woman after an LA judge dismissed drug charges filed against her.

Judge James Dabney dismissed Aunor’s drug possession case after she completed an 18-month drug rehabilitation program.

In his ruling, Dabney said the guilty plea will be withdrawn and the case dismissed. He added that Aunor’s arrest will be stricken from the record.

Aunor, Nora Cabaltera Villamayor in real life, was arrested at LAX in March 2005 after police found eight grams of methamphetamine and a glass pipe in her bag.

Aunor pled guilty but the court judgment was deferred.

Aunor was required to attend the drug rehabilitation program and report to a probation officer for the past 18 months. She also had to pass over 40 drug tests.

Lawyer Claire Espina earlier said she is confident that Aunor’s case would be dropped by the court. With a report from Joseph Pimentel and ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

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(UPDATE) Sandiganbayan convicts Joey Marquez

Posted by Mai on 30th August 2007

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(UPDATE) Sandiganbayan convicts Joey Marquez

The Sandiganbayan Fourth Division on Thursday found guilty on five counts former Parañaque City mayor Joselito “Joey” Marquez of violating the anti-graft law for an overpriced broom deal.

The anti-graft court sentenced Marquez to six years to 10 years imprisonment for each count. He was found guilty of violating five sections of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for the overpriced P2.94 million broom deal.

Also found guilty by the court were former city treasurer Silvestre de Leon and bids and awards committee members Ofelia Caunan and Marilou Banael, who was also the city accountant during Marquez’s term.

Three other accused officials of the city government Flocerfida Babida, Aylyn Romea and Antonio Razo were absolved by the anti-graft court from the charges.

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