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PRC April 2010 Licensure Examination for Teachers Results

The PRC April 18, 2010 Licensure Examination for Teachers results has been released by PRC on May 20, 2010. 4,835 elementary teachers, 4 Accelerated Teacher Education Program (A.T.E.P.) graduates and 6,483 secondary teachers successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers. Check out below who were the lucky topnotchers.

April 2010 LET (Elementary and Secondary) Topnotchers

LET Elementary Level:
RANK | NAME | SCHOOL | RATING(%)
1 JOSEPHINE GAYL ACHACOSO PORTER UP-DILIMAN 88.20
2 RAGEENE VERA DELICA DUEÑAS UP-DILIMAN 87.40
. ENGLEVERT PONGAN REYES USJR 87.40
3 CHARINA VASQUEZ GOZANO BATANGAS STATE U-ARASOF-NASUGBU 87.20
4 MIRAFLOR MANGOMA SEVILLA NATL TEACHER'S COLLEGE 87.00
5 SARAH LANOY BALBUENA UP-DILIMAN 86.80
6 BEVERLY KIM CANCINO FERNANDEZ UP-DILIMAN 86.40
. CANDY MECHELLE GENOVA SIBULO ATENEO DE NAGA 86.40
7 VIENNA ANNE TALAIN AUSTRIA DLSU-MANILA 86.20
. RONA UY LUMBA ST. PAUL UNIVERSITY-MANILA 86.20
8 MARIA JANE AGAD EBUA HOLY NAME UNIV. (DIVINE WORD-TAGBILARAN) 86.00
. PATRICIA MESIAS FELICIANO DLSU-MANILA 86.00
. HELENA RAMLA CHIN HECHANOVA UP-DILIMAN 86.00
. CHRISTINE LASTIMOSA VELASQUEZ MISAMIS UNIV.-OZAMIS CITY 86.00
9 NERISSA MAIDO LOSBAÑES WEST VISAYAS STATE U-LA PAZ 85.80
10 ARNICHA JACOBE AROMIN UP-DILIMAN 85.60
. JERICHA AMPARADO QUINTE UP-DILIMAN 85.60
. ZALDY DELA TORRE VILLARIAS TALISAY CITY COLLEGE 85.60

LET Secondary Level:
RANK | NAME | SCHOOL | RATING(%)
1 CLARENCE TAN GATCHALIAN DLSU-MANILA 91.20
2 JEROME GERONIMO MACAPAGAL PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG MARIKINA 89.80
3 MELANE ACUZAR MANALO USJR 89.60
. MA ADEINEV MANAHAN REYES ADMU-Q.C. 89.60
4 ATHENA CARUMBA REYES MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY-IIT 89.40
5 ANA MARIELLE LIM GINETE SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY 89.00
6 NOEL MIGUEL MAGDOBOY CAREÑA MINDANAO STATE U-GEN. SANTOS CITY 88.80
7 JOSE MARI ILAW CELESTINO UP-DILIMAN 88.60
. MARIA GIRLY VILLARTA PATIGDAS UP-VISAYAS-CEBU CITY 88.60
8 MICHAEL SHANE PURGATORIO DAMAZO VELEZ COLLEGE 88.40
. KEVINDALE BALASO LIGTINEN ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY 88.40
. SAMANTHA ERIKA NELLAS MENDEZ UP-VISAYAS-CEBU CITY 88.40
. MARIA CRISCELI CANTO MONZON UP-DILIMAN 88.40
. HAIDEE PECATOSTE ROSETE UP-DILIMAN 88.40
9 CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS BERNARDO PALMARIO DLSU-MANILA 88.20
. MARIA KRISTINA AYUSON SALAZAR UP-DILIMAN 88.20
. EDNA DELA CRUZ SOLIMAN UP-DILIMAN 88.20
10 ADEMAR DE LUNA DELA SANTA UP-DILIMAN 88.00
. MARC PAUL GURTIZA FULGENCIO DLSU-MANILA 88.00
. LAILANI MAGDASOC LUNDAG UP-DILIMAN 88.00
. MARY EUFRANE LOMIBAO ZARAGOZA PANGASINAN STATE U-BAYAMBANG 88.00

Pac-Man 30th Anniversary

Pac-Man 30th Anniversary | Google Pac-Man

It's Pac-Man 30th Anniversary, and in honor of this timeless game which is now 30 years old, Google commissioned a special logo to appear on the main search page that inserts Google's name into the old maze-like playing field of Pac-Man. You can actually play Pac-Man on Google today, so check it out.

And here's a little about Pac-Man game from Wikipedia:
Pac-Man (パックマン Pakkuman?) is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution in the U.S. by Midway, first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. Immensely popular in the United States from its original release to the present day, Pac-Man is universally considered as one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of the 1980s popular culture. Upon its release, the game—and, subsequently, its derivatives—became a social phenomenon that sold a bevy of merchandise and also inspired, among other things, an animated television series and a top-ten hit single.

Philippine Elections 2010 - 12 Senators proclaimed

For Philippine Elections 2010, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) as of May 18, 2010 has already proclaimed all 12 senators even if canvassing of votes has yet to finish. According to COMELEC Chairman Jose Melo:
“The remaining votes that have not yet been received by the canvassing and and consolidation system of the National Board of Canvassers will not materially affect the votes obtained by the tenth up to the twelfth ranking winning candidates for Senator.”
Below are the set of 12 new senators-elect (highlighted) as proclaimed by the National Board of Canvassers (COMELEC en banc):

Philippine Elections 2010 - 12 Senators proclaimed | political party
So from what political party did our 12 new senators came from? Check this out:

From: Lakas-Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
  1. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.
  2. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
From: Liberal Party (LP)
  1. Franklin M. Drilon
  2. Ralph G. Recto
  3. Teofisto "TG" Guingona III
From: Nacionalista Party (NP)
  1. Pilar Juliana "Pia" S. Cayetano
  2. Ferdinand "Bong-Bong" R. Marcos Jr.
From: Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP)
  1. Jinggoy E. Estrada
  2. Juan Ponce Enrile
From: People's Reform Party (PRP)
  1. Miriam P. Defensor-Santiago
From: Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC)
  1. Vicente "Tito" Sotto III
Independent/No political party affiliation:
  1. Sergio D. Osmeña III
And here are the list of 12 incumbent senators or members of the 14th Congress of the Philippines whose term will end 2013:
  1. Edgardo J. Angara - Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP)
  2. Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III - Liberal Party (LP)
  3. Joker P. Arroyo - (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
  4. Alan Peter S. Cayetano - Nacionalista Party (NP)
  5. Francis Joseph G. Escudero - Independent
  6. Gregorio B. Honasan II - Independent
  7. Panfilo M. Lacson - United Opposition (UNO)
  8. Loren B. Legarda - Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC)
  9. Francis N. Pangilinan - Liberal Party (LP)
  10. Antonio F. Trillanes IV - United Opposition (UNO)
  11. Manuel B. Villar, Jr. - Nacionalista Party (NP)
  12. Juan Miguel F. Zubiri - (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)

7 Year Old Single Ladies

7 Year Old Single Ladies. It's not only Greyson Michael Chance's Paparazzi that has become viral this week. Another performance video stirred so much controversy in the media. But unlike Greyson's video which earned him a massive popularity, this video of a group of girls called the 7 Year Old Single Ladies received quite the opposite.

The 7-year-old Single Ladies video was shot at last month’s World of Dance Competition, which features a troupe of elementary age girls dancing to the tune of Beyonce's hit "Single Ladies". There's nothing wrong with dancing Beyonce's Single Ladies, actually. But it would certainly be inappropriate and quite disturbing if the dance is performed by elementary girls while wearing burlesque-style outfits. See the picture below.
7 Year Old Single LadiesWell, there's a question, "Is America being over-sexed?" What do you think?

Here's a video clip of the performance of the 7 Year Old Single Ladies:

HTC EVO 4G - Sprint WiMAX HTC Supersonic

HTC EVO 4G - Sprint WiMAX HTC Supersonic

HTC EVO 4G as Engadget described it, is Sprint's Android-powered knight in superphone armor. Known by its codename, the Supersonic, this is the first 4G smartphone to launch in the United States using Sprint's WiMax network. The price nor the release date is not yet announced, but, according to Sprint, HTC EVO 4G is expected to be shipped this summer.

So, what's great about the HTC EVO 4G?

The phone's got a 480x800 4.3-inch WVGA display with a Snapdragon QSD8650 1GHz processor under the hood, a 1GB of built-in memory and 512MB of RAM storage. The battery is bigger than the HD2, and the camera is 8 megapixel with flash, that's capable of 720p video, and is augmented by a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for good measure. The phone features HDMI out, 802.11b/g WiFi, and an 8GB microSD card. The real kicker is its support for WiMAX.

Take a look at some of the amazing features of Sprint's HTC EVO 4G below:

Brian Vickers not racing | Brian Vickers hospitalized

Brian Vickers | Brian Vickers not racing | Brian Vickers hospitalized

You have it. Brian Vickers' not racing this weekend. NASCAR driver Brian Vickers has been hospitalized since Wednesday night and will not be able to race this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Vickers is still in for further testing. The name of the hospital has not been revealed, as well as Vickers' medical condition still undisclosed. But fans of Vickers must not worry because a status update on Vickers' Facebook page said, "He is doing good and resting. He hopes to be back at it ASAP." According to Red Bull general manager Jay Frye, Vickers' illness is just a "minor setback."

In place of Vickers, Casey Mears will drive the No. 83 Toyota for Red Bull Racing. In a statement made by Vickers:
"It is unfortunate that I will not be able to participate in the Dover race. Casey is a good friend of mine, and I know he will do his best for the No. 83 team this weekend."

Greyson Chance - Paparazzi 6th grader | Greyson Michael Chance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Greyson Chance Paparazzi video as of this post has already hit a massive 9,598,682 views in his YouTube account. The paparazzi 6th grader is now super popular. Greyson Chance has been invited to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, wherein Greyson's number one inspiration Lady Gaga put in a call to say hello. She advised Greyson to keep following his dreams and work really hard. She even told him to stay away from girls and be focused.

Watch Greyson Chance as he perform Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" on the video below (see him play at 5:30 mark):









AP Human Geography Exam - AP Human Geography Practice Test

AP Human Geography Exam - AP Human Geography Practice Test

The AP Human Geography Exam is a two hours and fifteen minutes exam that includes a 60-minute, 75-question multiple-choice section and a 75-minute three-question free-response section. The multiple-choice section accounts for half of the examination grade and the free-response section for the other half. The AP Human Geography Exam tests the student's knowledge of the patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. With AP Human Geography Exam, a student has a chance to earn college credit in geography before he ever begins his formal college studies.

For a student to be prepared for the exam, there are a lot of AP Human Geography practice tests being offered by review schools. These practice tests brings all the information a student needs to study and master the content of the AP Human Geography Exam, as well as proven test-taking strategies.

Image from: slpaphumangeography.wetpaint.com

Jon Bon Jovi - The Circle | How old is Bon Jovi?

Bon Jovi | Jon Bon Jovi - The Circle | How old is Bon Jovi?

Jon Bon Jovi or Bon Jovi band still rocks just as before when they were rocking the stadiums in their concert tours. Still the #1 touring band in the world. Bon Jovi guests on the American Idol on May 12. Here's a video clip from MTV.com where Bon Jovi performed a blaring rendition of “Superman Tonight,” the second single from their 11th studio album, The Circle.

There's a question on how old is Bon Jovi? As a band, Bon Jovi is almost 27 years old (the band was formed in 1983). If asked about the lead singer of the band, Bon Jovi as of March 2, 2010 is 48 years old (born on March 2, 1962 as John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.).

Augustana | Augustana Band From San Diego

Augustana | Augustana Band From San Diego

Augustana is Greyson Michael Chance's favourite band. Greyson thinks the Augustana is one of the most underrated bands that has ever set foot on the earth. To him, Augustana has a good concept of rock and folk music so it’s sad for him that the band is so unknown.

Augustana is an American rock band from San Diego best known for their singles, “Boston” and “Sweet and Low.”

Embedding the video has been disabled. To watch Augustana "Sweet and Low" Official Music Video, just click on the link. This song is great. Thanks to Greyson Michael Chance, this band will no longer be unknown.

Anyways, here's the lyrics of "Sweet and Low":
Anywhere you go, anyone you meet,
Remember that your eyes can be your enemies,
I said, well hell is so close
And heaven's out of reach
I ain't giving up quite yet,
I've got too much to lose

Hold me down, sweet and low, little girl
Hold me down, sweet and low, and I'll carry you home
Hold me down, sweet and low, little girl
Hold me down, and I'll carry you home

Rain is gonna fall, the sun is gonna shine,
The wind is gonna blow, the water's gonna rise
She said, when the day comes, look into my eyes
No one's giving up quite yet,
We've got too much to lose

Hold me down, sweet and low, little girl
Hold me down, sweet and low, and I'll carry you home
Hold me down, sweet and low, little girl
Hold me down,

And I'll carry you all the way,
You say you're fine
But you're still young, and out of line
All I need is to turn around,
To make it last, to make it count
You're gonna make the same mistakes
That put my momma in her grave
I don't wanna be alone

Hold me down, sweet and low, little girl
Hold me down, sweet and low, and I'll carry you home
Hold me down, sweet and low, little girl
Hold me down, and I'll carry you home

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Greyson Michael Chance Stars | Greyson Michael Chance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

To add to his very own first original composition- "Broken Hearts", here's Greyson Michael Chance's "Stars". According to Greyson, this song is about a wife who dies of cancer but then she goes to heaven in the "Stars" then the husband shortly after her. The song is not yet finished and he's still working on it. But then, he did a great job at composing. Mind you, this 12-year-old 6th grader has been invited to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday.

Greyson Michael Chance Stars | Greyson Michael Chance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Here's a clip of Greyson Michael Chance's interview with Ellen:











Watch Greyson Michael Chance singing "Stars" on the video below:

Greyson Michael Chance Broken Hearts

Here's Greyson Michael Chance singing his very own first composition "Broken Hearts".

Greyson Michael Chance - Paparazzi

Who's Greyson Michael Chance? He's a 12-year-old piano prodigy who has become a web sensation after a video of him performing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" at a recital performance at Edmond's Sixth Grade Festival was seen on Youtube. As of this time, the video has already hit a massive 2,137,217 views.

Watch Greyson Michael Chance performing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" below:



Surely, this boy got an awesome talent. Watch the videos of his original compositions of "Broken Hearts" and "Stars" as proof. So what inspires this young talent? Here's what he has to say:
I am very inspired by Lady Gaga and Augustana. Lady Gaga is a freak but she has so much talent and her style of music is what I would like mine to be when im older. Augustana is one of the most underated bands I think ever to step the planet. They have so much talent it is not funny. They have such a good concept with folk and rock. It is very sad that they are so unknown.

Miley Cyrus Lap Dance Video

Hannah Montana is surely growing up fast. But I guess not the way most parents would want their children to behave the way she did. Here's Miley Cyrus lap dance video which gave disappointment to some who looks up to wholesome Hannah Montana as a role model.

This Miley Cyrus lap dance video was taken last summer, about seven months ago, where Miley Cyrus was seen giving producer 45 year old Adam Shankman a lap dance at the wrap party for the movie "The Last Song".

Did Miley went too far? Watch the Miley Cyrus Lap Dance Video as obtained by TMZ:
(WARNING:This video is not appropriate for children)



I guess, Miley should be careful with her behavior. Well, she could have dance the way she did, but, I think it's disgusting when done with older men. It might looked better if she danced with boys her age.

Genesis 2:24

Genesis 2:24 | gay marriage | same sex marriage

In the New International Version, Genesis 2:24 says, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." But why is this biblical passage Genesis 2:24 a hot trend on Google today? Maybe because it's message has something to do with same sex marriage. Well, according to some bloggers, Obama is trying to pick a Supreme Court justice who is going to approve gay marriage. I wonder how true is this.

But during the 1996 race for the Illinois State Senate, President-Elect Barack Obama gave statements that expressed an "unequivocal support for gay marriage."

Does Obama support gay marriage? In a column from cbsnews.com in 2008 by Rich Lowry:
Barack Obama might be the first major candidate for president to support same-sex marriage. Obama opposes a federal constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman. He opposes the federal Defense of Marriage Act that prevents states from having to recognize same-sex marriages from other states. And he supports activist judges of the sort who find the California court’s reasoning congenial.

Charice | Charice Note To God

Charice | Charice Note To God

Charice is the first internationally-released studio album by Filipina pop, R&B singer Charice. The self-titled album is officially released on May 11, 2010 under Warner Bros. Records and launched on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Here is the complete track-listing of her highly-anticipated 2010 album, Charice:

01 Pyramid
02 Reset
03 In This Song
04 Nobody’s Singin' To Me
05 Thank You
06 I Love You
07 In Love So Deep
08 All That I Need To Survive
09 Nothing
10 The Truth Is
11 Did It For You
12 Note To God

Bonus Tracks:
13 Breathe You Out
14 Are We Over

Here's a quick look at Charice's rise to international stardom:



And here's a video of Charice singing her first international single "Note To God" which is also included in her self-titled album.

Charice on Oprah - Pyramid (feat. Iyaz)

Charice on Oprah - Pyramid (feat. Iyaz)

Charice just celebrated her 18th birthday on May 10th. The Filipina international pop star launched her first international self-titled debut album on the Oprah Show which airs May 11th. The album contained 14 tracks which hit the record stores in the United States and the Philippines. Charice's second international single "Pyramid" (feat. Iyaz) just went No.1 in the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart this week, beating Rihanna’s “Rude Boy”. By the way, Charice's first international single was "Note To God".

Watch Charice's Pyramid (feat. Iyaz) on the video below:



May 10th, 2010 is just as historic as it is. Not only it's Charice's 18th birthday and launching of her first self-titled album, but also the day of the first automated national elections in the Philippines.

Philippine National Elections - 2010 Automated Presidential Election

The Philippine National Election or the 2010 Automated Presidential Elections was held yesterday, May 10th. Since it is the first time for the Philippines to have the elections automated, a lot of technical problems had occurred. In general, there's the defective PCOS machines, some over-sized ballots, the long lines of voters, among others. But then, the elections were done and vote results were almost up to 100%.

I was almost unable to cast my vote at the polling center yesterday due to heavy rain. But then, I just have to go and be a part of the historic event wherein I have to vote in the country's first-ever automated elections.

Unlike in any other polling places where there were incidences of violence, ours had been very peaceful. Despite the heavy rain which poured the entire day, everything went on smoothly. Thanks to the very cooperative people who waited patiently for their turns.

Here are some pictures I took from the polling place during the 2010 Automated Presidential Election. I was not able to take pictures inside the voting precinct especially when I was putting my ballot in the PCOS machine for registration and validation because the BEIs won't allow.

Barangay Magsaysay Polling Place: Polomolok Creek Elementary School

Philippine National Elections - 2010 Automated Presidential Election

Philippine National Elections - 2010 Automated Presidential Election

Philippine National Elections - 2010 Automated Presidential Election
Philippine National Elections - 2010 Automated Presidential Election

Maxim Hot 100 - Katy Perry Tops Maxim Hot 100 List

Katy Perry | Maxim Hot 100 - Katy Perry Tops Maxim Hot 100 List

The annual Maxim Hot 100 has picked pop star Katy Perry as she tops this year's Maxim Hot 100 List. Katy Perry beat the likes of Megan Fox (who got the fifth spot), Ashley Greene (29th spot) and Angeline Jolie (38th spot). But why was Katy Perry the pick for this year's number 1 spot? Here's what Maxim Editor-In-Chief Joe Levy told AccessHollywood.com:
“We picked her because she’s incredibly smart, she’s incredibly funny, she’s incredibly cool and she’s gorgeous.”
Taking the second spot is Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue cover girl Brooklyn Decker, followed by Avatar's Zoe Saldana placing third.

Here's the other women who got the top 10 spot for Maxim Hot 100 List:

4th - Blake Lively
5th - Megan Fox
6th - Rihanna
7th - Elisabetta Canalis
8th - Olivia Munn
9th - Kim Kardashian
10th - Marisa Miller

View the complete Maxim Hot 100 List.

Pilipinas Got Talent Semifinalists - Jovit Baldivino (Carrie)

Pilipinas Got Talent | Pilipinas Got Talent Semifinalists - Jovit Baldivino (Carrie)

The first batch of "Pilipinas Got Talent" semifinalists had shown their all in their showdown last Saturday, May 1. Of the first batch of semifinalists, namely, Jovit Baldivino and Ruther Urquia of Luzon, Jhistine and Filemon Baguio and the Snap Boiz of Visayas, and the Xavier University Cultural Dance Troupe and Rolando Permangil of Mindanao, two were lucky enough to make it to the grand finals. Both are from Luzon, the ventriloquist Ruther Urquia and my bet siomai vendor Jovit Baldivino.

Watch Jovit Baldivino singing Europe's Carrie below:


And here's the full video with standing ovation from the judges:


Congratulations, Pareng Jovit! Keep it up....

Miley Cyrus Can't Be Tamed (Official Music Video)

Miley Cyrus Can't Be Tamed (Official Music Video)

After that controversial performance at the Teen Choice Awards 2009 where Miley Cyrus did pole dancing as she performed Party In The USA, here's comes Miley Cyrus Can't be Tamed Music Video. Different reactions were thrown regarding the performance of Miley Cyrus here. Well, I see some Britney Spears style. Here are some of the comments:
drklutz: I really can't wait for another few months, when Miley is pregnant and her career ends. She seriously tries too hard to be something she clearly isn't. Not pretty. Not talented. Not Lady Gaga/Beyonce/Britney/Rihanna.
buffilovesdisnyjonas: miley is amazing she is fixing to be 18 in novmber so theres NOTHING worng with the vidoe. parents need to just shut the fuck up about miley being a role model. because if they dont like the things there kids are seeing fucking tell them that is not right to do dont do that.
AllisonMarieChan: I think this song was better off sung by someone else, like Britney, Katy Perry, or Christina, Miley's voice doesn't fit. I think it has to do with the way she's best known as Hannah Montana, pop and supposedly supposed to be safe and good because she's with Disney. I can't take her seriously when she tries new things, like this. I just keep thinking Hannah Montana. I guess that's why people can easily view her as "slutty" since she made a jump from sparkly clothes to more revealing pieces.
Well, here's the Miley Cyrus Can't Be Tamed (Official Music Video). Is this the beginning of her career metamorphosis from a wholesome Hannah Montana to an adult sensual woman? What do you think?