What we tweeted on 2010-02-28

  • First Time's Barbie Forteza wants to follow in the footsteps of idol Marian Rivera. #
  • Jim Carrey's daughter Jane Carrey gave birth to a baby boy in Los Angeles on Friday. Jim Carrey is now a grandpa!?! #
  • Michael Blosil, the 18-year-old son of Marie Osmond, jumped to his death Friday night from his downtown Los Angeles apartment building. #
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Villar may Face Disqualification

MANILA — Nacionalista Party (NP) presidential bet Manny Villar may face a disqualification case after giving away scholarship grants to his supporters, the poll body said Friday.

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rene Sarmiento said the act may be considered vote buying, and thus violated the Omnibus Election Code (OEC).

Section 261 of the OEC states that vote buying is when a person “gives, offers or promises money or anything of value” in order to induce anyone to vote for or against any candidate. (Sun Star Cebu, 2010) [Read the rest by clicking the linked text or the link below.]

Reference: Villar may face disqualification. (2010). Sun Star Cebu, Retrieved from http://www.sunstar.com.ph/network/villar-may-face-disqualification

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Vicki Belo Still in love with and addicted to Hayden Kho!

Despite Vicki Belo’s promises to stay away from Hayden Kho for at least 5 months, she just can’t seem to stay away.  Vicki says she is still in love with the scandal ridden Kho and has even went so far as to say she is "addicted" to Hayden!  Those are some strong words Belo.

Well, there was the drug scandal, so maybe she is really addicted to something else that he had to offer her, if we knew the whole truth!

What do you guys think?

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Hispanics in America: Culture and Mexicans, Cubans, Venezuelans, Puerto Ricans

Find Out How Some Hispanic Cultures Acclimate to the Mainstream American Culture

Analyzing Hispanic groups in America is a long and informative journey. Hispanics are not just one culture of people; they are a multitude of different cultures with different political views, customs, religious, familial, and other conventions that make each group unique and at times similar to the others. In this paper the author will introduce you to four different Hispanic groups. The Mexican Americans, a culture that is rooted in Mexico and trying to blossom in the United States; the Puerto Ricans, already considered United States citizens, but not always treated the same; Cuban Americans, who have left a country in political and economical turmoil to make a better life for themselves; and the Central Americans, consisting of people from many different Central American countries.

Mexican Americans

Mexican Americans have been in the United States for many years. They have traditionally been viewed as migrant workers who would come and do farm work or work in orchards and then return to Mexico. They have changed from the role of migrants to immigrants. Mexican Americans typically speak Spanish and are being taught, in bilingual classes, the English Language.

Mexican Americans have many values that differ from the values of a typical U.S. citizen. According to Mexico: language, culture, and etiquette, (2004), the familial values of Mexican Americans are different than those of the normal values held by U.S. citizens. The core of the Mexican-American social structure lies with the family. Women, while greatly revered, are still seen as secondary to their husbands; the husbands are seen as the authority figure and the decision-maker for the family. Families are typically very large and the extended family is considered just as important as the immediate family.

Catholicism is the religion of choice for a large portion of Mexican Americans. According to Weisman (2004), “…Mexicans endorse holding greater moral-religious values than do their Anglo-American counterparts.” In U.S. politics the Mexican American people where left outside, until Alberto Gonzales, a Mexican American, was appointed as the United States Attorney General. Many Mexican Americans do not make typically make as much money as their Anglo-American counter parts. “Among third- and higher-generation men in 1989, Mexicans averaged 21 percent lower wages than non-Hispanic whites…” (Trejo, 1997) These figures are a bit aged, but one can almost count on the fact that the figures have been reduced over the years; there is still a significant economic gap. Language barriers may be part of this, though as the years pass this is becoming less of an issue.

Puerto Ricans

Puerto Ricans are considered U.S. citizens, as Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. Puerto Ricans are typically very proficient in both English and Spanish, making life for them in the United States somewhat easier. In contrast to Mexican Americans, according to Fukuyama (1993) forty-percent, now probably more, of Puerto Rican Families are headed by women. Religion for Puerto Ricans is as diverse as their Anglo-American counterparts. Puerto Ricans may be Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Muslim, or any of the other worlds religions. Many Puerto Ricans that live on mainland United states live in or around New York city. “The term ‘Nuyorican’ is used to identify New Yorkers born in Puerto Rico or of Puerto Rican descent who live in or near New York City. The word Nuyorican derives from a combination of the words ‘New York’ and ‘Puerto Rican’” (Magaly, 2006).

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Google Buzz Draws Class-Action Suit From Harvard Student

And here is my opinion!
 I hope you share yours as well!

You know, that part of the problem with America nowadays! Google is an innovative and good company and they are only trying to provide new and revised technology for people. Now someone is suing them! Good old sue happy America, it has gotten to the point of absurdity!!! You can’t even smile at someone today without someone else trying to sue you for some pointless, and harmless thing. Ridiculous, go Google, I hope you make a fool out of the Lawyer that is bringing up a case that is nothing less than frivolous. America is slowly becoming (and already is in a lot of places) a joke because of people like this!

Eva Hibnick, a 24-year-old Harvard Law School student claims she was auto opted in to the service, but obviously her high-cost education isn’t working out so well, because we all know that there was a chance to opt out of the service when it was first released.

It is comical that she is so worried about her privacy, yet she gets her name plastered all over national and international news, way to stay out of the lime-light tanga!

I think it is a great service, and I am glad that Google brings us cool stuff at no cost.

It is a possibility that part of America’s economic problems stem from sue happy people, don’t you think?

Think they will try to sue me for my opinion, lol.  I am not even sure if we are allowed to give that these days!?!

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Diva – First News!

GMA 7 has a totally freaking awesome show coming up in March with one heck of an all-star cast!  Make sure to watch Diva airing the first week of March.

Here are some of the people you can expect to see:

  • Regine Velasquez
  • Ogie Alcasid
  • Mark Anthony Fernandez
  • TJ Trinidad
  • Glaiza de Castro
  • Rufa Mae Quinto
  • Jaya
  • Mark Herras
  • Buboy Garavillo
  • Gloria Diaz
  • Michael V (Possibly)
  • Randy Santiago
  • Ynna Asistio

That’s all I can give you for now, but I can tell you the music is going to be kicking on this awesome musical drama!

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