Happy birthday Israel Paguio!

HAPPY birthday Israel Paguio. Anak,pasensya ka na busy ang mommy. Later,sunduin kita after work. Alwash pray lang po for the safety of the family. Gagawin ko ang best ko para sa inyo. Lagi mong iisipin mahal na mahal ko kayo. Kaya kahit anong hirap nandito lang ako di ako mapapagod. I love you! Greeting coming from Mommy Dimie Feria Paguio.

Vehnee Saturno: The Hitmaker/Talent Discoverer

The accolade “hitmaker” indeed fits him perfectly, as his songs have become notable instruments in the rose to stardom of many artists.  His first big hit was the song “Be My Lady’ in 1983 which was recorded by then promising singer Martin Nievera. It has launched both his and Nievera’s careers as songwriter and concert artist respectively.That big break led to a string of gold, platinum, and multi-platinum record awards. He scored a surprise hit in the song “Sana Kahit Minsan” that gave birth to a new singing sensation in Ariel Rivera. His songs also launched the careers of Ella May Saison with “Bakit Ba?” and “Till My Heartaches End” and Allona with “Someone’s Always Saying Goodbye.” In 1990, his song “Nag-iisang Ikaw” for Louie Heredia was the most requested Original Pilipino Music (OPM) and gave Heredia his first Platinum Award. Hit after hit, his songs did wonders to the rising careers of Donna Cruz, with “Only Me and You;” Jessa Zaragoza, with “Bakit Pa?” Jaya with “Dahil Tanging Ikaw” and “Wala Na Bang Pag-ibig.” Even singing heartthrob Jay-R and Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo acknowledge the fact that Saturno’s songs, “Bakit Pa Ba?” and “Forever’s Not Enough” greatly contributed to their respective careers.

Public service takes another hit with the closure of ABS-CBN Tulong Center

For one, Bantay Bata 163 will lose its provincial offices as ABS-CBN shuts down its regional operations starting September. Bantay Bata 163 advocate Jing Castañeda said, "Malaki ang kinapilay natin. Ang dami kasing nalilibre ng Bantay Bata dahil sa ABS-CBN," she told ABS-CBN's TeleRadyo. "Talagang mabigat sa puso, nakakaiyak na hindian ang mga request na ito. ‘Yung mga gusto pong tumulong, pwede sa 163. We’d be happy to accept donations," she added.