Sunday, November 22, 2009

Quick NEWS bits

Here are the latest news bits for you guys and gals must now miss to read.

Pinoy bags home Trophy of CNN Hero of the Year 2009

True-blue Filipino Efren Peñaflorida was given an award as 2009 Hero of the Year by CNN. The award was given last Sunday (November 15, 2009) at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. He succeeded nine other contenders from various countries after getting the highest number of online votes.

Peñaflorida received $100,000 for him to pursue his work of charity according to CNN and earlier got $25,000 for being included in the 10 CNN Heroes.

"Our planet is filled with heroes, yound and old, rich and poor, man, woman of different colors, shapes and sizes. We are one great tapestry, each person has a hidden hero within, you just have to look inside you and search it in your heart, and be the hero to the next one in need." Peñaflorida noted.

Miss Brazil hailed as Miss Earth 2009.

On its 9th edition, the Miss Earth Beauty Pageant was held last night (November 22, 2009) in Boracay Ecovillage Resort and Convention Center in the island of Boracay Philippines. It was hosted by Sarah Meier, Marc Nelson and Borgy Manotoc. The prestigious event was participated by 80 candidates coming from 80 different countries of the world.

In the conclusion, outgoing titleholder Karla Henry of Cebu, Philippines crowned Larissa Ramos of Brazil as her successor. The competition of 80 women of beauty and brains turned into placements of 16 down to 8 and crowned only 6 in the end. Here are the results:

Miss Earth 2009 - Larissa Ramos of Brazil
Miss Air (1st Runner-up) - Sandra Seifert of the Philippines
Miss Water (2nd Runner-up) - Jessica Barboza of Venezuela
Miss Fire (3rd Runner-up) - Alejandra Echevarria of Spain

The Miss Earth winner serves as the spokesperson of the Miss Earth Foundation. She is expected to be a model of prolonging the Earth's life for the generations to come.

Oprah Winfrey announces end of show

A shocking revelation was announced by Oprah Winfrey about her powerhouse television show a few nights ago. The queen of talk marked the end of her show by the year 2011. She made a countdown from that very night and stated the main reason why she is quitting. There is nothing to worry about, however- my favorite talk-show will not be aired ever again but Oprah is not retiring. People have been speculating for a different television show by 2012 or perhaps a channel of Oprah of her own.

11|28|09 -CPDRC Inmates Dance Showoff

The Inmates of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center are about to showoff once again their talents of dancing showing the groove of John Travolata's "Grease Lightning".

It is remembered that the CPDRC dancing inmates were discovered through youtube. They became so popular that it breached over 3 million hits, making it one of the most watched videos worldwide.

Now recognized internationally, the people behind the inmates' performances and the inmates as well made it a habit to show to anyone their spectacular synchronized movements. So far this year, they have been performing live for about five times.

To know/ read about my experience of attending the event, click here

For those of you who want to witness the event, simply contact the office of the governor and look for Irish or Catherine using these numbers: 2539613 or 2541882.
Admission is FREE and is done through reservation so call now.

See you all there!

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