Paolo Bediones link to Sex Scandal

Quezon City , Philippines

screen capture of the alleged sex video

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An alleged sex video of celebrity host and model Mr. Paolo Bediones ( or his look-alike ) of TV channel 5  went viral yesterday and  the so called video went about 6 minutes and 43 second of non-stop action showed 2 people on an intimate moments. The alleged female model is  Ms. China Roces a 22-year old model and actress from Pasig City. She was also a sexy model for Tanduay, Burger King, FilAsia, etc.  Ms. China Roces is part of the group of sexy promotion ladies called ” STREET Beauties” .

According to one of the  the showbiz friend, They probably met in an event hosted by Mr. Paolo Bediones and eventually it grew more intimate.  In an interview conducted by  Mr. Dj Mo Twister on Good Times With Mo, 89.9 radio . The actress denied that it was her in the video.   In another report, They were supposed to to have film together.

Philippine Twitter Trend

Twitter Tending

Netizens, bloggers  and active twitter users had trended the topic yesterday ( July 27 and July 28)  and even as of this writing . Some unscrupulous individual directly pinpointed the celebrity actor in the video.

World Wide Trending Topic

Tabloid Reports

It was reported by some tabloids in form of a BLIND ITEM indicating a top celebrity , tv host of a third rate television station had leaked the alleged sex video as early last week  . This was according to a report of Mr. Alex Brosas of tabloid Bandera ( July 19, 2014) . But this is not the first time that the celebrity had alleged sex videos.

TV 5 Statement:

TV 5 network issued this statement: “The recent issue involving our news anchor Paolo Bediones on social media is a purely personal and private matter in which TV5 has no involvement or desire to intrude. We accord our employee and talents all respect that are due them for their privacy and personal action or decision.”

“We disapprove strongly the malicious and wanton publication of the video, an act that clearly violates pertinent cybercrime laws.”

“We firmly express our support for our anchor Paolo Bediones in the face of a controversy that represents nothing more than an attempt to smear his reputation.”

Social Impact

I hope that this so-called Paolo Bediones alleged sex scandal which gone viral not only in the Philippine but the rest of the world would serve as a reminder to all celebrities and even ordinary folks that spreading these kind of videos is punishable under the cyber-crime law Republic Act 9995 and serious implications on the people involved in the sex video  .A lot of people will now have a lot of time in feasting on this alleged video , Some will take it to their advantage to degrade this person. While some entrepreneur will be selling the video on some pornographic sites.

Mr. Paolo Bediones reputation will be at stake from being a wholesome guy to a sex pervert . This is a low moment in the  entertainment scene were people are really not learning the lesson’s of the past or is it because they are not protected at all or is it because of their own acts in such a way they want it intentionally?

Ever heard of  Hayden Kho and Katrina Halili, RamGen  Revilla, Parokya ni Edgar vocalist Chito Miranda and girlfriend Neri Naig,  “Eat Bulaga” host Wally Bayola and EB Babe dancer Yosh.How about the people who spread this videos ? Are they in the equal footing with those who leaked the videos? Time will tell.

 Note : Mr. Paolo Bediones is also a blogger , However no words or statement is posted in his personal blogsite:


5th Business and Entrepreneur Expo 2014 Highlights

SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 2, Mandaluyong City -Philippines

The 5th Business and Entrepreneur expo 2014 was a Big Success! . There were several thousands of students, trade buyers, business owners and visitors trooped to expo site during the 3-day expo.

Mr. Lucas Flaw ( France) , Mr. Alvie Benitez and Ms. Agnes Kovacs ( Hungary)

The Golden Duck Egg is a project of Gawad Kalinga . It is colored yellow instead of the usual RED color. It is organic way of processing and it is more healthy compared to the usual ones in the market. The egg is being distributed in several organic market  such as in Legazpi Sunday Market and Centris Sunday Market. Each egg being retailed from Php 20 to Php 25.00 per piece.

Mr. Alvie Benitez received a certificate of appreciation from the organizers

The project is already on its 3rd year and had won a several of accolades among organic growers and business enterprise.

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Mr. Arnold Magno and Ms. Marlet Magno of Beer International

Contact : Mr. Arnold Magno +53917-8492153

Landline : +632 ( 341-2194)

Beer International sells frozen beer machine with the latest agitation technology is used to create BEER Frost , pure beer that is frozen to -5 degrees Celsius , insulating the beverage as a frozen beer cap that seals in cold temperature and keeps carbonation from escaping for over 30 minutes to maintain its cold and crisp taste.

ice beer

I was given a sample frozen beer and it did not affect the taste of the beer. This is perfect for those convenient stores, restaurants and food outlets which like to serve frozen beer or root-beer to their clientele .

Ms. Joana Marie Verdeflor  of Murang Generics Pharmacy

Murang Generics Pharmacy is one of the major sponsors of the event. The company had started to franchise outlets.

For Franchise – Miss Joana Marie Verdeflor  804-32-38 fax , 804-34-98 land-line


Highlights of the expo include the SME technologies on E-Commerce Aurum Pay Technologies , Ansi Information Systems, PLDT and a “Transpo Negosyo” Exhibit showcasing Kia, Chevrolet and Nissan cars.

seminar participants

Aside from the Expo, PBEX has lined up the following seminars: “Marketing your advocacy,” “Greentrepreneurship”, “SME technologies and e-commerce for better productivity,” “Successful entrepreneurs best practices,” “Dealing with government regulations,” and “Doing business as a young entrepreneur.”

Ms. OSEP Reyes

Mr. Osep Reyes of Culture Schock PH is a travel pilot , The group specializes in travel around some exotic places in the country. It is a niche market targeting the people with a more stable income and maximum number of participants are just around 20 per tour.


PLDT Kaasenso Cyberbarya booth

PLDT is also  one of the major sponsors of the event .  The advent of the internet and social media age, There are still significant sector which still do not have a regular internet connection and still rely on internet shops for their internet access. This is where PLDT company bridge the gap for the entrepreneurs and those who wanted the service.

Entrepreneurial Filipinos who wants to start their own business via internet rental service. No need for you to buy a personal internet and avail an internet connection line as Cyberya are bundled with a broadband connection with speed of up to 1 Mbps and a PC package via PC Express. If you’re having problem on how to start a internet café business due to financial expenses Cyberya is the answer to that. With Cyberya you can earn extra income .

Micro financing via RFC

P3,318 downpayment / P1,371 / month for 12 months


EX-Link Event Management :

Note: What i liked about this expo is the ability of the organizer to give inspiration thru their FREE seminars and inspirational talk of starting a business enterprise  . I would like to ” Thank” Sir Orly Ballesteros and Ms. Ainah Hanna Dumagsa for the invitation.

Apolinario Mabini 150th birth anniversary commemorative stamps unveiling and celebrations

Apolinario Mabini Shrine , Tanauan City , Batangas province – Philippines

President Benigno S. Aquino III receives a commemorative stamp presented by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) postmaster general and chief executive officer  Maria Josefina dela Cruz during the commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Apolinario Mabini at the Apolinario Mabini Shrine in Barangay Talaga, Tanauan City, Batangas on Wednesday (July 23, 2014). With theme: “Mabini: Talino at Paninindigan,” the yearlong festivities aims to honor Mabini, the “Sublime paralytic,” as the brains behind the Philippine revolution. (Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Technical Description of the Commemorative Stamps

The Mabini sesquicentennial commemorative stamps feature the four
winning entries of the Mabini@150 postage stamp design contest which was awarded to Ms. Pinky Luduvice, Kenneth Katimbuhan, Julius Ratparam Mark, and Dylan Ray Talon.

First Day Cover

Born from humble beginnings, Apolinario Mabini showed early a rare
intellect. A teacher, a writer, a lawyer, a reformist – the life of the
Brains of the Revolution is a testament that poverty is not an excuse
not to do great things.

“Mabini inspires us all that challenges – be it in terms of financial
capabilities, illnesses, and even politics – are never hindrances to do
the tasks at hand and achieve our goals,” said PMG Dela Cruz.

About 105,300 copies of the stamps were printed using imported
unwatermarked paper, in Php10 denomination. These are available at the
Post Shop of the Manila Central Office and at regional offices of the


5th Philippine Business and Entrepreneur Expo 2014

Philippine Business & Entrepreneurs Expo, a business event expo is part of our conscious effort in cultivating and nurturing the Small and Medium Enterprises Industry. PBEX focuses on delivering a very unique event experience to support the success and growth of small and medium size businesses in the Philippines. It serves as a connection to explore business opportunities, learn the latest SME market trends, establish contacts, explore business opportunities, exchange views & ideas, display products and services, as well as acquire latest technology and promotion tools.

This year’s exhibitor sponsors includes The Real Bank, PLDT KaAsenso, Murang Generics Pharmacy , LICA Auto Nation, Inc. , Ansi Information Systems Incorporated,Grandtech International Enterprises Corporation.

while there are over 100 exhibitors that will participate in the event Plantex Solution International Corporation. The event will be held from July 25 to 27, 2014 and Collectors’ Connection is a proud media partner of the event.

Admission is FREE, Visitors that will register online will get a chance to win  monopods

Tel/Fax: +632 643-3887 / +632 643-7760 / +632 234-1341 / +632 640-1280
Mobile No.: +63 920-9242532 / +63 9209814376



Mysterious Tree within Malacañang Palace Uprooted During Typhoon Rammasun


A century-old acacia tree within the Malacañang Palace was uprooted during the height of Bagyong Glenda (  International name: Typhoon Rammasun ) A photo taken by Malacañang’s chief photographer Mr. Gil Nartea was distributed to media outlets on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Typhoon Glenda placed the country capital under Typhoon Signal No. 3 packing winds up to 140 kilometers per hour. Similar scenes of felled trees were seen along the typhoon’s path.

Kalayaan Building before the typhoon struck

postcard with heritage trees

This acacia tree is said to have been planted within the place ground during the 1880′s and had survived the Spanish regime, American , Japanese occupation, post war period .

Kalayaan building was build during the commonwealth era

The century -old acacia is just one of the old trees within the palace grounds.  Some palace employees believed that the tree is mysterious and doing any harm to the tree may bring misfortunes.

It is very sad note to see this heritage tree uprooted . I hope that the palace gardeners had kept some seeds of this tree for eventual replanting.



Dr. Philip Niño Tan-Gatue about Myths and Mysteries Behind Acupuncture

Philippine General Hospital Compound-Out Patient Building , Padre Faura , Manila, Philippines

L-R Ms. Sheena , Mr. Lawrence Chan and Dr. Philip Niño Tan -Gaute

Acupuncture is said to originated in China over 5,000 years ago. It is based on the belief that living beings have a vital energy, called “qi“, that circulates through twelve invisible energy lines known as meridians on the body.

Acupuncturists insert needles into specified points along meridian lines to influence the restore balance to the flow of qi. There are over 1,000 acupuncture points on the body.

The authentic healer knows his limitations.  The scammer will claim to cure what others say is incurable.  Zhang Zhongjing (died around 219 AD), who is known as the sage of Chinese Medicine and the preeminent figure in the Cold Damage school of Chinese Medicine, once wrote that with his book (the Shang Han Za Ping Lun or Treatise on Cold Damage and Miscellaneous Illnesses), one could handle half of all diseases.  Note that Zhang doesn’t even say cure.  He says handle.  He didn’t say all, didn’t say most.

 Dr. Philip Tan Gaute together with some bloggers and freelance writers

Dr. Philip Niño Tan-Gatue introduced us to the advantages and shed some light about some myths  and even mysteries of acupuncture. An INTARMED graduate of the University of the Philippines and a licensed medical doctor, Doc Phil specializes on Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Moxibustion, including Community Medicine.

Dr. Tan  received extensively training from World Health Organization accredited institutions such as the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing. While working as an assistant professor at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, he also practices acupuncture at the Philippine General Hospital and is serving as the Head of Acupuncture Services at The Medical City.

Acupuncture is one of the best known of the alternative therapies. The FDA estimates that people in the United States spend more than $500 million annually on acupuncture treatments. Many people have insurance coverage for acupuncture.

Doc Phil showed us that acupuncture safe when done by trained acupuncturists. He casually sticks a needle or two on his arm with precision to demonstrate. According to him, most people prefer acupuncture over prescribed medications and other medical procedures in treating similar conditions since it has lower adverse effects on the human body. Acupuncture reduces pain naturally, hence it is a natural substitute to medicine. Moreso, the acupuncture treatment is suitable for all age groups. It can be done on young children for as long as they can hold still during the needling. In some cases , children as young as 4 to 5 years -old .

Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture as answered by Doc Philip Nino Tan-Gatue, an acupuncturist to demystify acupuncture.
1. What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture, in the narrow sense, refers to the insertion and manipulation of needles into the body, usually at set locations known popularly as “points”. In the broad sense, it refers to a collection of procedures related to needling. The word itself comes from the latin acus meaning “needle” and pungere meaning “to puncture” and it involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles. These needles are then manipulated by hand or by electrical stimulation. Needles can be placed on sites of local pain or on pre-defined acupuncture points that lie on pathways of Qi known as “meridians” or “channels”.
2. What are its benefits?

The most important benefit that acupuncture offers comes from the fact that it does not involve administering or taking any medication. There are patients who, for various reasons, are unable or unwilling to take or to increase medication dose or number. These include patients on kidney or liver failure, or simply patients who want to take less medication – pharmaceutical or herbal – to keep from “overloading” their systems. As for conditions it can treat, lists the following:

Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders
• Sinusitis
• Sore Throat
• Hay Fever
• Earache
• Nerve Deafness
• Ringing in the Ears
• Dizziness
• Poor Eyesight

Circulatory Disorders
• High Blood Pressure
• Angina Pectoris
• Arteriosclerosis
• Anemia

Gastrointestinal Disorders
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Spastic colon
• Colitis
• Constipation
• Diarrhea
• Food Allergies
• Ulcers
• Gastritis
• Abdominal Bloating
• Hemorrhoids

Gynecological / Genitourinary Disorders
• Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
• Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation
• Endometriosis
• Menopause
• Fibroids
• Chronic Bladder Infection
• Complications in Pregnancy
• Morning Sickness
• Kidney Stones
• Impotence
• Infertility in Men and Women
• Sexual Dysfunction

Respiratory Disorders
• Asthma
• Emphysema
• Bronchitis
• Colds and Flus

Immune Disorders
• Candida
• Chronic Fatigue
• HIV and AIDS
• Epstein Barr Virus
• Allergies
• Lupus
• MS
• Hepatitis

• Smoking Cessation
• Drugs
• Alcohol

Emotional and Psychological Disorders
• Anxiety
• Insomnia
• Depression
• Stress

Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders
• Arthritis
• Neuralgia
• Sciatica
• Back Pain
• Bursitis
• Tendonitis
• Stiff Neck
• Bell’s Palsy
• Trigeminal Neuralgia
• Headaches and Migraines
• Stroke
• Cerebral Palsy
• Polio
• Sprains
• Muscle Spasms
• Shingles

Acupuncture Also Treats
• Chemotherapy/Radiation Side Effects
• Diabetes
• Dermatological Disorders
• Weight Control

3. What are its limitations?

In my opinion, its limitations come from the fact that it is practitioner dependent – acupuncture is not just sticking needles in. It involves diagnosis, points selection, needle insertion and manipulation. A certain mastery of skill is required.

Another such limitation is that it is difficult to use acupuncture for treating diseases with an obvious anatomic cause. Treating muscle pain because of spasm is one thing, but treating an injury like a torn tendon may require surgery.

It is also good for initial stages of infections, but it’s only secondary for later, more severe infections.
4. What are the restrictions once you start undergoing acupuncture?

Generally, Acupuncture is discouraged for people who are hungry or who have just had a heavy meal. Hemophiliacs are also discouraged from undergoing acupuncture. Also, it is recommended that patients avoid exposure to cold right after acupuncture (maybe 2-3 hours) because this might lead to cramps and spasms.

Patients on blood thinners are NOT forbidden from undergoing acupuncture.

5. It’s summertime. What are the common ailments that can be easily cured by acupuncture?

Interestingly, summertime in the Philippines means more people turning on aircons and electric fans. This leads to more exposure to cold and thus, more aches and pains. Also, summer weather leads to respiratory problems such as allergic rhinitis. I won’t say acupuncture will cure allergic rhinitis, but it will sure help in reducing it!
6. How can people who are scared of needles undergo acupuncture?

That’s just a matter of proper communication with the patient – helping them understand what they will experience and instilling confidence in the practitioner.

Doc Phil, as he is fondly called, actually held a session with me where he poked me on the arm and true to what he said, if the practitioner knew what he was doing, you would hardly feel the actual poke. When the needle is in though, it will give you this unusual feeling where you can feel the needle being moved inside your muscles but it wouldn’t hurt. It felt like a heaviness or a vibe and it wasn’t painful at all. Now this is the kind of acupuncture that I can definitely do and live with.

For appointments or queries on how acupuncture can help you, visit Dr. Phil at the following clinics:

Mezzanine, Riovana, Active Fun Building 9th Avenue corner 28th Street
BGC, Taguig
(02)4789408 / +639163534485

Center for Wellness and Aesthetics
6th Floor, The Medical City Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City
(02)6356789 ext 6576

97 Maginhawa Street
Teachers’ Village East, QC

Room 208 Faculty Medical Arts Building
University Physicians Medical Center
Philippine General Hospital Compound
Taft Avenue, Manila
(02)7080000 local 160

Source: Doctor Philip’s blog at





PHLPOST Increase their Rates

Manila Central Post Office , Liwasang Bonifacio , Ermita , Manila-Philippines

Philippine Postal Corporation or PHLPOST announced that they will increase mailing rates for local and even international mail and parcels. This will be effective tomorrow July 15, 2014.

First Class letter will cost Php 10.00  while inter-land rates for provinces will be at Php 12.00 for the minimum weight of 20 grams.

The last time PHLPOST increase their rates was in 2010.


Being a stamp , letter and postcard collector, We support the idea of the increase , However the increase must equate to a better service , proper distribution of commemorative stamps in major post offices in the country .

I lived in Novaliches and worked in West Fairview area, ordinary mails from other parts of Metro Manila would arrive between 1 week to 3 weeks! Not to mention they are all mailed within Metro Manila. We have some post offices in Novaliches Bayan, Quezon City Hall grounds and Novaliches – Gulod ( Forest Hills) , Novaliches -Caloocan City  . I need to travel more than 2 hours just to buy recent  stamp issuance from the main post office .

What i know is that there are still a lot of stamp collectors that are based in Novaliches , Fairview , Caloocan , Valenzuela area . A lot of them does not have a luxury of spending time traveling to the main post office in order just to buy recent issues.

How can you generate interest among the young collectors if the recent commemorative stamp issued is not not being properly distributed to major post office even in Metro Manila?

We would likewise remind people from PHLPOST to avoid issuing HIGH Value denomination stamps with so called 3-D effects mask as embossed printed from Thailand or China. They are nice but rather Expensive way to collect while ASEAN member countries like Thailand sell their embossed stamps at just a fraction of the cost.

Please listen to the majority of the stamp collectors and not a FEW ones which always lingers ( tambay ) and self-profess stamp expert!

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