When Sharon Cuneta hinted that there was a surprise for Sharonians any day soon and then she started posting throwback photos of Gabby Concepcion, her ex-husband, and the young KC Concepcion, their daughter, I thought there will be an announcement for a new film coming.
But it was more than that. It is a commercial of them together for McDonalds Philippines.
And I have to admit, it is something special. I have never looked forward to a commercial with so much anticipation.
Sharon mentioned that the advertisement will be first shown online at 10:20am Philippine time.
It was the first thing I remembered when I woke up this morning.
And lo and behold! I was smiling all the way through while watching them together. They still have that old chemistry. I have to say, Sharon never looked prettier. She was incandescent, comes out really happy.
I love the tandem of Marian and Dingdong Dantes but Sharon and Gabby, in looks alone, trounced them. Sharon and Gabby is on another level 🙂 🙂 🙂
Viva Films’ Dear Heart poster
You can see and even feel the sexual tension, which first surfaced in Dear Heart, their first film together when Sharon was only 15 years old.
The chemistry was so full on that it ignited real life passion, which led to them threading the aisles, with Sharon at only 19 years of age.
After being blessed with the most beautiful daughter, that is KC Concepcion, the couple broke up and had their marriage annulled.
A case of married too soon and too young.
It seems they are now both happy with their respective family.
Anyway, the McDonald commercial is more than just an ad for a burger, it is a nostalgia-fest for the old romantic at heart and youthful era of the 80s.
What I love and some I don’t like is Sharon’s total honesty.
She is so honest that sometimes I feel that what she says or how she says things must rankle with current and previous relationships and their current spouses.
I bought a cd by Sharon a few years ago. Though the dedication is extensive there was also something about her husband, how nice and supportive he is, though he’s not one that rock her boat. I had a laugh reading it and I wished then that I was a fly on the wall when Kiko read the dedication. Obviously he was fine with it as they are still together with four siblings together including KC.
Honest Answers about Romantic Relationships:
Married Gabby Concepcion
A non-showbiz ‘J’
Non Showbiz ‘C’
Kiko Pangilinan (current Husband)
She also said that her greatest loves begins with letter R. Obviously it is between Robin and Richard as she went back and forth from on and the other.
Knowing her lovelife history, I adore her more. Way to Go! Sharon
If she works in any country from the west, Dinky would have been given her marching orders to vacate her plush office as secretary of social welfare and development for her sheer incompetence. In fact if she had grown in the west, she would have offered to resign!!!
Dinky, with her department, admits to tonnes of food wastage due to spoilage. The high and mighty DSWD took their time to distribute the food to the victims of the typhoon. It seems they would rather see the food spoil rather than give these away! For weeks the food donation remained in a huge bodega (warehouse). Therefore, not enough space is being freed for the deluge of more donation that were coming in. Trucks would come in and because of lack of space, they would just dump goods outside the warehouse in Tacloban. Sacks of grains were left out in the rain to rot. The reason is that Dinky and her ilks would like everything to be rewrapped in DSWD’s non-biodegrable plastic bags with their logo; thus, ensuring that every recipient would be subliminally grateful for their meagre alms from DSWD!
I think times like this, Freedom of Information would have been so useful. The madlang people could ask to see copies of receipts of how the donated monies are being spent. I am sure the UK alone sent enough hygiene kits to last a long time and other countries would have done as well. So what really happened to the billions of donated monies.
It is only right for the Philippines to be open with how they used and applied the donation as the wider world has embraced and had been more than generous to the typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda victims.
Show us the receipts, Dinky!
DSWD admits P2.8M worth of relief goods for ‘Yolanda’ survivors spoiled
MANILA, Philippines–Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman confirmed Tuesday the findings of a Commission on Audit (COA) report stating that 7,527 Family Food Packs with an approximate cost of P2,784,900.00 meant for survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) were lost to spoilage “due to improper handling.”
In an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990 AM, Soliman said that the food packs got wet because the goods were not covered while in transit from Cebu City to Tacloban City.
The COA report on “Yolanda” relief operations, which was posted on its website, revealed that 19,172 canned goods, 81 packs of noodles, and 21 sacks of rice went to waste.
Apart from spoiled food items, COA noted that bottled water procured in Manila worth P69,296,400.00 were not distributed in Tacloban City “due to lack of transport facilities”.
’90 percent of cash aid already utilized’
Soliman, said that as of August 28, the DSWD has already utilized 90 percent of total P1,121,890,457 worth of foreign and local cash donations.
“Ito pong [COA] audit na ito ay tiningnan noong November to December 2013. Hindi nila na-examine ‘yung [relief operations] ngayong 2014. As of August 28, ang atin na pong natanggap na foreign and local donations ay P1,121,890,457. At 90 percent po niyan ay amin nang na-utilize, kasama na doon ‘yung nakita nila na P780 million plus na hindi raw na-utilize,” Soliman said.
(The report only covered November to December 2013. It did not examine the relief operations this 2014. As of August 28, we have received P1,121,890,457 in foreign and local donation, 90 percent of which was already utilized, including the P780 million plus it said that we failed to utilize.)
The statement was issued by Soliman following findings of a COA report on Typhoon “Yolanda” relief operations which revealed that the department failed to utilize P782,012,090.71 worth of foreign and local cash donations.
Citing the reason for the underutilization of foreign donations, Soliman said that DSWD used government funds to finance its rehabilitation efforts during the aftermath of “Yolanda.”
Soliman also said that the department used its cash donations to finance its “Cash for Work” program, livelihood projects, emergency shelter assistance, and procurement of non-food items such as hygiene kits.
Relief aids for typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, are coming thick, fast and furious from every corner of the world, both international and national.
But despite this, the aid took time to get to the people. Some of the reasons are now coming out.
Robbing hoods from the Government are at work. They are robbing from the donors and giving the goods to the poor a la Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest!
Jejomar Binay, the second highest ranking official of the Philippines delayed distribution of some international relief because he thought he should use the opportunity to do some subliminal campaigning for the Presidential election of 2016. He ensured that people who see or receive the goods will believe (wrongly) that these came from the office of the Vice President. Binay created personalised bags for the relief goods and stickers for the bulkier items. LOL
As Sharon Cuneta, Philippine actress, host and singer, twitted “Unbelievable”.
It is unbelievable, instead of spending national monies on his personalised bags he could have given the money directly to the building funds.
The ungrateful Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) of the Philippines took it upon itself to cast aspersion to the benevolence of Indonesia. Apparently instead of distributing the goods with immediate effect to the sorely and perilously starving victims of Yolanda, as what countries from around the world which donated would expect, the DSWD instructed that all the bags are opened up and everything inside were scrutinised minutely, some of the items like crispy rice and crispy noodles were put aside and the rest repacked in personalised bags of DSWD. In doing so, it robbed both the victims and Indonesia of the relief aid. To add insult to injury to philanthropic Indonesia, the DSWD said that their reason was to make sure that Indonesia did not send out of date goods. LOL, the nerve of the DSWD!!!
To Indonesia, everything you donated were gratefully received by mainstream Filipinos. We can’t really speak for the Government as they have been taken over by nasty aliens from outer space! That is the only reasonable explanation of their inhumanity! 🙁 They are not human!
Repost from Toots Syled :
Just want to share a PM from one of our members, from New Jersey, USA.
“Hi tita toots. Last friday dumating kami sa Manila with my other friends. Bumisita kami sa NDRMMC and Red Cross para ma idala namin ang 10 big boxes of relief goods and Para ma sigurado na ang 5000thousand families in Tacloban ma cater ng McDonalds ngayon ang problema nagkataon Dinky Soliman was there She told us dapat idaan namin sa DSWD pero ang sabi pa nya dapat palitan ang plastics ng mg relief goods na dala namin at ang ipapalit nila is ang plastic na may pangalan ni P-noy, at pilit nilang binuksan nila ang mga boxes tapos when we refuse to agree on them di kmi binigyan ng clearance at mas malala pa may Tax pa.”
(Hi Auntie Toots. Last Friday, we arrived in Manila with our friends. We visited NDRMMC and Red Cross so we can forward 10 big boxes of relief goods and to ensure that 5000 families in Tacloban are catered by McDonalds. The problem was Dinky Soliman was there. She told us that we had to pass the relief through DSWD and we had to change all the plastic bags of the relief goods they were in and put them in a personalised bags bearing PNoy’s name. They forced open the boxes; when we refused their conditions, they did not give us clearance for our relief goods and then gravely taxed us! )
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