Sunday, March 22, 2015

Melissa Mendez Cebu Pacific offloading Incident

During an interview with GMA news Filipino actress Melissa Mendez cannot stop crying when recalling what happened to her, she said she was shamed and humiliated.

Andrew Wolff, a model and an rugby player posted on Instagram a video clip which shows Melissa Mendez uncontrollable and making a scene in the Cebu Pacific flight 5J711 going to Pagadian city. She was angry because Wolff friend Rey Pamaran told her to vacate the seat since it is a reserved seat and he paid for it.

“Upon getting to my reserved seat 1A actress Melissa Mendez was seated there. She was politely asked to transfer to row 2 because that seat was already reserved. She immediately flared up and caused a big scene, shouting invectives at me and cursing me left and right", Pamaran said.

So who's at fault? It is clear that it is Melissa's fault since he the guy pay for the reserved seat.

Andrew Wolff model and an rugby player posted on Instagram a video clip which shows Melissa Mendez uncontrollable and making a scene in the Cebu Pacific flight 5J711 going to Pagadian city.

He also posted this message:

I've seen some crazy things in my life. I regularly travel on planes for work, but this has got to be probably one of the most ridiculous things that I have experienced. A certain Filipina actress, past her prime may I add, decided to use our reserved seats on the plane. After being asked to move by flight attendants, the captain and even ground security she agreed to go to her seat (after 30mins of pagmumura). Kept claiming she was some sikat na star dati with initials M.M. She smelled like a beer brewery, you just knew something was gonna happen.... Anyway, half way to our destination to talk to our programmer in Mindanao, this "actress" decided to say inappropriate things continually at my friend. She was given 2 warning cards by flight attendants, but didn't stop. She hit my friend and the flight attendants and had to be restrained. The captain announced: "Ladies and Gentlemen, I apologise, but we have to go back to Manila due to one unruly passenger" This video is of the initial offloading of this lovely character... Please note 20 ground staff were used just to offload one person. Fines include 500,000pesos and 3 years imprisonment #WelcomeToTheGoodLife

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Companion of Ed Sheeran called Filipino Fans Monkeys

Ed Sheeran, Manila, Ed Sheeran Manila, Ed Sheeran monkeys

Ed Sheeran a singer songwriter from Britain arrived in Manila on board Cathay Pacific Airlines flight CX 919 at around 4:50 p.m. He's here for a concert at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) provided airport security to the 24-year-old "Thinking Out Loud" singer. He is with an entourage of 9 people.

While they were disembarking from the aircraft, a companion of Sheeran stop other passengers, airline personnel, and journalists snapping photos of the singer while inside the office of the Bureau of Immigration. He also shouted racist remarks, calling some of the welcoming Filipino fans "monkeys."

Sheeran's companion and other members of the entourage insisted that it was just an expression and that it meant no harm.

He has since apologized to the immigration personnel and the airport police.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Eleven (11) Filipinos in Forbes’ 2015 list of billionaires in the world

Forbes 2015 list of billionaires, wealthiest, Forbes, Henry Sy, SM

SM's Filipino-Chinese tycoon Henry Sy Sr. is still the wealthiest man in the Philippines. Sy together is one of the eleven (11) Filipinos that made it in the Forbes’ 2015 list of richest people in the world.

The 90-year-old SM supermalls, banking and property tycoon is the 73rd richest in the world, net worth of went up to $14.2 billion from $11.4 billion in 2014. The increase was because of the continued growth of SM Investments Corp. and the success of newly built "City of Dreams Manila resort and casino" which opened in December 2014.

The next Filipino is John Gokongwei Jr. of JG Summit Holdings Inc. which is far down in the list at 254th spot in Forbes’ list of world’s billionaires with $5.8 billion net worth.

Here are the rest:

291 - Enrique Razon Jr. net worth $5.2 billion (Bloomberry Resorts Corp., developer of the Solaire Resort and Casino, International Container Terminal Services Inc.)
330 - Andrew Tan $4.8 billion (Alliance Global Inc.)
369 - Lucio Tan $4.4 billion, his fortunes declined from $6.1 billion in the 2014 Forbes list.
369 - George Ty (Metrobank)
405 - David Consunji $4.1 billion
690 - Tony Tan Caktiong $2.7 billion (Jollibee)
810 - Lucio and Susan Co $2.3 billion (Puregold)
1,190 - Manuel Villar $1.6 billion

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the world’s richest with net worth at $79.2 billion, while Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim HelĂș is in 2nd at $77.1 billion.

source: The 2015 Forbes Billionaires List

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines

Musashi, Japanese ship, Paul Allen

Musashi, Japanese ship, Paul Allen

Musashi, Japanese ship, Paul Allen

Paul Allen who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates said Wednesday March 4, 2015 that he had found one of Japan's biggest and most renowned battleships sitting on a Philippine seabed. It was sank by American forces sank it during World War II 70 years ago.

Historians said that it was like finding the Titanic, and they praised Paul Allen for funding the high-tech mission to find the Musashi.

He posted photos and video online of parts of what he said was the battleship Musashi, found by his M/Y Octopus exploration vessel one kilometre (1.6 miles) deep on the floor of the Sibuyan Sea.

On his Twitter he posted:
"World War II battleship Musashi sank 1944 is found"

"I am honoured to play a part in finding this key vessel in naval history and honouring the memory of the incredible bravery of the men who served aboard her," Allen said on his website. He also posted
Undersea footage that showed a valve, a catapult for planes, a gun turret and a starboard anchor.

It also showed the space on the bow for the Japanese empire's Chrysanthemum seal which is a unique feature of the three biggest warships that Japan built during World War II, according to Kazushige Todaka, director of the Kure Maritime Museum in Japan.