Monday, April 28, 2014
To check out the Kat Alano RAPE interview watch this:
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine model Kat Alano admitted on a radio show "Good Times" hosted by Mo Twister that she was raped 9 years ago by a prominent public figure, probably an actor (Wow). The rapist is well-known but Kat Alano declined to identify the person.
Her confession over the weekend ended speculations about her post supporting model Deniece Cornejo, Cornejo accused host Vhong Navarro of rape.
Alano tweeted: “Why is it people are so quick to defend rapists and demonize the victims? Open your eyes people.”
Alano told Mo Twister that she don't know Deniece Cornejo or businessman Cedric Lee.
"Rape is a funny thing. People think that they assume to know all the kind of things about rape victims but they really don't know them at all. And when they react to people saying things about rape, they have no idea what they are talking about. They've never been raped. They never spoke to anybody who knows anything to do with being raped," she said.
"Out of all the high profile rape cases that have been in the media this one triggered something in me the most," Alano explained to Mo Twister. "When something triggers something in you after nine years, I want this to go away. I want it to sweep under the rug and I want it to go away. I want to bury it, I never want to think about it ever again. Something was triggered in me and I could now stop it. It poured out of me."
"It's in incredible that in nine years, you can think that you are totally fine and then one thing just sparked it all and all of these things that you thought that never had are started coming back," she continued.
Kat said it was extremely difficult for her, and things "have been like hell," for the past three months adding that she has had anxiety attacks.
"I cry not knowing why, I'm afraid for stupid reasons. I don't understand what I'm feeling half the time just trying to deal with these emotions that I never even knew I had. Petrified, fear, anxiety just not being able to speak, being afraid to be by myself," she said, adding that she had to move out and stay with friends "because I couldn't be on my own."
Eventhough that she have gone public with her rape, she declined to identify the rapist that she said is a WELL-KNOWN public figure and they had met because of work.
"I'm not ready to do that, no. Because what it will become is public figure vs public figure and the fact that I was raped and rape itself and what needs to be spoken about will totally lost in a bunch of other stuff," Alano said.
She recalled 9 years ago, she was 19 at the time, said she was at a bar with her friends that night.
"I'd been there for a while so I drank quite a bit. I saw him out and, you know showbiz, Mo, when you see someone you know, you like say 'hi,' you hang out, you 'hey kamusta blah blah,' all that stuff," she said.
"We drink together, he buys me a drink and you know we're hanging out. I'm with my friends though, so there's bunch of people. After a little while, I wanna go home. Like I started to feel tired and I'm gonna drive home. Yes, I know, 19-year-old drunk driving, don't do that kids bad idea but I decided I was gonna go home. And he said to me, 'Let me drive you home.' And I was like, 'No, it's okay. I will go with my friends, my friends are gonna come with me.' He said, 'No let me drive you home,.'"
"You meet somebody at work you don't assume that something bad is gonna happen."
She said that she was drugged by her rapist.
"While in the car I started to feel confuse, I started to tell myself, what did I drink because I feel weird right now," she said, admitting that during her younger years, "I can drink a lot of alcohol and I can be totally fine."
"I'm already stumbling a little bit and I have my key in my hand and I know he is getting a little bit irritated and I'm like, I don't know what's going on, I'm losing consciousness and he takes the key from me and he opens my door and I blacked out. I don't know what happens next. The only thing I know is that I woke up and I passed out on my floor with my arms above my head and my legs were up in the air and he was pulling off my jeans. And he looked really surprise that I was awake and then I blacked out again.
"I came back and I was lying on my bed. I don't know how I got there and he was lying on top of me. I blacked out again. I woke up again because he was kissing me. He kissed me and I was dreaming and I thought that it was the guy that I have been dating that time. And I opened my eyes, I see it's him and I freaked out and I'm like, 'Get off me, what are you doing, no, no no.' And I start crying 'no, no, no.' ... I still have my shirt the whole time, it was just my jeans that's around my ankles. I'm half-naked but I really don't know that at that time. I'm waking up, in and out of consciousness, and I don't know what's going on," she said.
"I didn't want to come out with this. I didn't want it at all. But now that all these things happened, I was caught by all of these things and I was told by so many people what happened to them, I needed to tell them, 'Here I am. This happened to me. I don't need to be ashamed anymore. It's not my fault and it's not your fault either and if you are a victim like me then you need to speak up because that's part of freeing yourself, that is part of letting go and that's not easy,'" she explained.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
MANILA, Philippines – US President Barack Obama is expected to be in Manila, Philippines on April 28-29 for his Asia trip. His travels to Asia aims to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, it is also to monitor China’s growing assertiveness and the fast-growing markets of the region.
The Presidential Security Group (PSG) will be leading the security arrangement for the visit, military spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala said on an interview.
“If there is a head of state that visits the country, the lead agency for security is the PSG,” Zagala said.
He also said that the US Secret Service are already coordinating with the PSG last Monday. PSG and US Secret Service will work together during the visit, Zagala said. However, he declined to answer about the number of the members of the US Secret Service that arrived in the country.
There were no threats detected and the security alert status has not been raised for the visit.
Authorities said that they will be monitoring the well-publicized plans by left-leaning party-list groups and organizations that will held protests against the visit of Obama. The leftist militants said Obama's visit is meant to exploit the state of uncertainty and tension generated by Philippines tension with China over the West Philippine Sea—the part of the South China Sea that the Philippines asserts is part of its territory.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
The Department of Health (DOH) have advised 415 passengers who are in the same airline flight with a man infected with the MERS virus. DOH wants them to get themselves checked by the department immediately.
DOH issued the order to passengers on the Etihad Airways flight EY 0424 from Abu Dhabi to Manila on April 15, 2014.
It is a precautionary measure to make sure that the deadly MERS virus don't infect anyone in the country. The man who has been diagnosed with the virus has since been quarantined along with his family.
Health Secretary Enrique Ona said, of the 415 passengers of EY 0424, 119 have been contacted and 72 have been tested with 40 of them have negative results.
The virus incubation period is 14 days, all passengers should submit to testing.
MERS virus is considered a deadlier but less-transmissible cousin of the SARS virus that erupted in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 people in which 9% died.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Though it was not in a dominant fashion as what he did in the past, Manny Pacquiao defeated Timothy Bradley on Saturday night via unanimous decision to claim the WBO welterweight title he lost back in 2012.
Pacquiao hunted and peppered the unbeaten Bradley around the MGM Grand Garden ring using jabs and combination. He was very aggressive. Bradley tried to fought back using footwork and counterpunching. Pacquiao was too much for Bradley.
Pacquiao has proven that Bradley's split-decision victory in 2012 was a mistake.
Judges Craig Metcalfe and Michael Pernick score card was 116-112 for Pacquiao, Glenn Trowbridge had it at 118-110 for Pacquiao.
Bradley said after the fight he injured his right calf in the early rounds. Bradley told Pacman after the fight "You won the fight, you deserved the win". "I have no excuses."
Pacquiao landed 35% of his 563 punches, while Bradley connected with just 22% of his 627 punches. While Pacquiao's jab landed 23% against Bradley's 11%, and in power punches Pacquiao landed 148 power punches to Bradley's 109.