This is the early morning news which shocked me. Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, a living legend in his generation just like Elvis Prestley, an icon. Does anybody doesn’t know Michael Jackson? I doubt.
He suffered a cardiac arrest and rushed to UCLA Hospital. Michael Jackson was 50 years old and pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m. (2126 GMT, Los Angeles time), Thursday, June 25,2009. An autopsy was scheduled in Friday (tomorrow, Saturday, Philippine time) to know the cause of death.
I knew him when I was a kid. He was the only artist that I have to mangapitbahay (go to my neighbor/friend) just to watch Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video, the first MTV I watch as far as I remember. Hmmnn… that time it was in laser disc copy, I can’t barrow the disc because we don’t have a player.
Here’s his video from youtube when he had a concert here in Marina, Paranaque City, Philippines in 1996.
You will remain forever in our heart, God bless you.
12 days from now, the influential talent manager of Philippine movie industry was supposed to celebrate his 65th birthday (June 25). He was found dead this morning at 10 am at his rest house in Lucban Quezon. Reports says that it could be heart attack which also confirmed by Quijano’s friend doctor.
Douglas Quijano’s talents as far as I remember are Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres, Jomari Yllana, Anjo Yllana, Joey Marquez among others. No details of Douglas Quijano’s burial as of this writing.
From glitchline, my condolences.
Ryan proposed last year on Juday’s 30th birthday and announced the engagement a month after. They didn’t announced their wedding day and location. They want a private wedding exclusively for their relatives and close friends and they manage to keep their wedding solemn unlike any known personalities. They were some speculations that the wedding is on May 2 but they tied the knot this morning of April 28, 2009 to a church in Southern part of Luzon. It was announced last week that Fr. Tito Caluag will officiate the church wedding. Where could it be? It looks like an old church, baroque style… I saw the short video footage in Umagang Kay Ganda at around 8:30 am.
Excited to know the Ryan-Juday wedding details? Don’t fail to watch TV Patrol tonight. Complete details could also be in SNN (Showbiz News Ngayon). The new couple told SNN from their recent interview to SNN that the honeymoon will be in Mexico.
Update: The wedding was held at San Juan Nepomuceno Church in San Juan, Batangas. How about the reception tonight? Could it be in Laiya, Batangas? Breakfast was in Laiya! (I guessed it right!) There are lots of private resorts there… just guessing. (Reception was in Balai Resort, Anilao, Batangas)
BTW, I hope they will reschedule their honeymoon to Mexico because of the swine flu alert?
I’m still not feeling well and watching news when I heard that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will give the late Francis Magalona the Presidential Medal of Merit for his contribution to music industry. Among his popular songs were “Mga Kababayan Ko (My Countrymen)” and “Kaleidoscope World” that promoted love for country. He also released various cultural and social problems in the country, such as “Halalan (Elections)” which deals with politicking; “Mga Praning (Paranoids)” for drug addiction; and “Tayo’y Mga Pinoy (We Are Filipinos),” which tackles colonial mentality.
Most of his rap music were nationatistic. I wonder, isn’t it too late for Kiko’s works to be acknowledgement by the government now? They should have acknowledge him whe he was still alive. After all, deep in our heart, Francis Magalona still is the model of a true filipino in this generation. No wonder if many politicians will ask for Magalona family the right to use some of his song in the coming election.
Who doesn’t know Francis Magalona? Although I know that he was suffering from Leukemia, I still can’t believed the txt message informing us that Francis Kiko Magalona passed away this afternoon. It maybe another bad joke in SMS so I confirmed it first.
Francis “Kiko” Magalona (October 4, 1964 – March 6, 2009), son of late Philippine movie screen legends Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran. The late Senator Enrique Magalona was his grandfather. In August 8, 2008, he was diagnosed with Leukemia (acute myelogenous leukemia with Mixed Lineage) or MLL. He passed away in March 6, 2009, 12:20 pm at 44 yeras old, succumbed to multiple organ failure after having been rushed to the hospital the night before. He had undergone several chemotherapy sessions since he was diagnosed with leukemia and had been expected to undergo a bone marrow transplant. The announcement was first made on the television variety show Eat Bulaga!, which he had co-hosted.
Did you know that I used to have a cassette tape with his hit single “Mga Kababayan”. I save money from my daily allowance to bought one, I was in college back then. I don’t usually patronize OPM and not into love song either. That time, that was the start of rap music introduced by Francis Magalona. He earned the tag “Master Rapper” for introducing rap music in the Philippines. But this song, especially the lyrics made me love my country more. Its not just being a nationalist but the lyrics encouraged Filipinos to believe in ourselves. For the record, Cold Summer Nights was my favorite on that tape.
My son told me that Kiko could be the surprise guest for tomorrow’s Eraserheads concert. We will miss you, Kiko! God bless.