Category Archives: TV and Movies

The Mysterious Life And Death of Pepsi Paloma

By | 08/13/2015

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Undoubtedly one of the most intriguing pop culture figures in the country’s history, the life story of Pepsi Paloma is as sad as it is mysterious. Although having happened three decades ago, the tale of Paloma continues to get… Read More »

10 Extremely Controversial MTRCB Decisions That Upset The Public

By | 08/03/2015

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Established in October 1985 through the late President Ferdinand Marcos‘ Presidential Decree 1986, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) is the government agency tasked with evaluating television shows and films shown in the Philippines. Led by… Read More »

35 Things You Didn’t Know About “Eat Bulaga!”

By | 07/22/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” For any TV show, 10 years of being on-air is already an achievement. Add another 10 years and it’s already an institution. But 36 years on TV? Only few shows in the world can brag about it–“Eat Bulaga!” is… Read More »

9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Dyesebel

By | 03/17/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Although not as iconic as Darna, Dyesebel still has made a huge impact in Pinoy pop culture. Philippine folklore won’t be complete without mermaids, and Dyesebel stands as the finest example, especially for Filipinos who grew up watching movies… Read More »

9 Signs You’re Watching A Pinoy Soap Opera

By | 01/11/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Ah, Pinoy soap operas. Rehashed plots, hysterical acting and unoriginal storylines – but entertaining nevertheless. In fact, key elements keep appearing in these teledramas/telenovelas that they have become laughably predictable. But whatever. There’s always that one family member who… Read More »

10 Amazing Pinoy Trivia That Will Blow Your Mind

By | 11/08/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Pinoy trivia? They’re mostly useless information that stay in our brains for not longer than 60 seconds. Still, they fascinate us in a way that even more useless showbiz news can’t do. Also Read: 6 Surprising Pinoy Historical Facts You… Read More »

Then And Now: The Cast of “Batang X”

By | 11/04/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Batang X. For kids who grew up in the ’90s, that name conjures up images of 5 young superheroes with MARVEL-inspired abilities. Directed by Lore Reyes  and the legendary Peque Gallaga, Batang X is a 1995 film whose popularity spawned a comic book series… Read More »

10 Most Influential Filipinos Who Never Lived

By | 10/14/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Whether it’s a TV show or a literary work, the charisma of a fictional character is as important as the message it tries to impart. Just ask these 5 make-believe Filipino personalities who have left an indelible mark to… Read More »

Then And Now: The Cast of “Sineskwela”

By | 08/31/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” For those who grew up in the 90’s, the names Agatom, Ugat-Puno, and Palikpik always ring a bell. In case you don’t remember, they are the original cast of Sineskwela, a groundbreaking ABS-CBN show which proves learning science doesn’t… Read More »

7 Doraemon Gadgets We Wish Were Real

By | 06/28/2013

If I got to keep only one pet, I’d pick Doraemon without thinking twice. Yes, he’s fictional but growing up, this robotic cat made me hope for the impossible. And I’m pretty sure most folks my age feel the same about Doraemon’s 4D pocket–a futuristic “wormhole” that can  bring up every astounding gadgets imaginable. All in all, there… Read More »

10 Pinay Kontrabidas We All Loved to Hate

By | 05/19/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.”  Without kontrabidas to twist the plot and villains to make the beloved bidas suffer, our local soap operas will just be as boring as a history class. There would be no Mara without Clara and people wouldn’t sympathize for Via without Selina’s cruel intentions. Truth be told, these Pinay kontrabidas are the spices… Read More »

Top 10 Pinoy Celebrities with Ridiculous Urban Legends

By | 04/27/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.”  Behind the glamour of showbiz are controversies and nasty rumors destined to destroy one’s privacy. Half truth, half lies, these stories make watching showbiz news even more interesting. Also Read: The Rape of Pepsi Paloma – A True Story But… Read More »

Top 10 Funniest Pinoy Bloopers

By | 02/20/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Local television shows are not just fantastic time-wasters. Watch them live and you might see real people showing unscripted comments and priceless reactions. And if you’re already sick of superheroes and tearjerkers, this list will prove that local boob… Read More »

Top 10 Classic Pinoy Superheroes You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

By | 02/15/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Back in the days when superheroes were a thrilling source of amusement, Filipinos couldn’t get enough of Darna. And let us not forget the likes of Captain Barbell, Lastikman and Panday whose charismatic appeal reigned the local cinema for… Read More »