Top 50 Pinoy Celebrities on Twitter

People Asia’s National Sweetheart, the very beautiful and often wacky Anne Curtis recently gathered 5M followers on Twitter making her the most famous PINOY celeb on the social network site (even besting other foreign celebs).  

check out below the top 50 PINOY celebs on Twitter listed by socialbakers.com, which you might want to follow as well 🙂

  1. Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) – 5,014,734 followers
  2. Angel Locsin (@143redangel) – 3,399,489  
  3. Jose Marie Viceral (@vicegandako) – 3,022,859  
  4. Angelica Panganiban (@IamAngelicaP) – 2,999,613  
  5. KC Concepcion (@kc_concepcion) – 2,764,855  
  6. Sam Milby (@samuelmilby) – 2,693,938  
  7. Luis Manzano (@luckymanzano) – 2,583,818  
  8. Cristine Reyes (@mscristinereyes) – 2,521,090  
  9. MYX Philippines (@MYXphilippines) – 2,502,667  
  10. Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) – 2,487,399  
  11. Nikki Gil (@nikkigil)  – 2,352,728  
  12. Iya Villania (@iyavillania)  – 2,289,280  
  13. Kim Atienza (@kuyakim_atienza) – 2,184,584  
  14. It’s A Teen Thing! (@ohteenquotes) – 2,171,601  
  15. kathryn bernardo (@bernardokath) – 2,055,600  
  16. Ruffa Gutierrez (@iloveruffag)  – 1,958,492  
  17. Julia Montes (@montesjulia) – 1,868,844  
  18. Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) – 1,827,841  
  19. Marietta Subong (@pokwang27) – 1,804,454  
  20. Yeng Constantino (@YengPLUGGEDin) – 1,785,870  
  21. Sarah Geronimo (@SGeronimo25) – 1,706,231  
  22. Xian Lim (@XianLimm) – 1,692,496  
  23. Maja Salvador (@dprincessmaja)1,657,928  
  24. Noynoy Aquino (@noynoyaquino)1,647,892  
  25. TheseDamnQuote (@TheseDamnQuote)1,647,300  
  26. Daniel Padilla (@imdanielpadilla)1,608,745  
  27. GMA News (@gmanews)1,521,621
  28. Christian Bautista (@xtianbautista)1,397,153  
  29. Jodi Sta.Maria (@JodiStaMaria)1,351,273  
  30. Mariel T. Padilla (@marieltpadilla)1,305,234  
  31. Maxene Magalona (@maxenemagalona)1,292,434  
  32. Solenn Heussaff (@solennheussaff)1,281,881  
  33. Karylle Tatlonghari (@anakarylle)1,236,648
  34. Georgina Wilson (@ilovegeorgina)1,235,218  
  35. Vhong Navarro (@VhongX44) 1,195,090
  36. Enrique Gil (@itsenriquegil)1,110,367
  37. Raymond Gutierrez (@mondgutierrez)1,025,423  
  38. Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao)1,020,993  
  39. Karen Davila (@Karen_DaviLa)1,004,460  
  40. Rachelle Ann Go (@gorachelleann)975,785  
  41. ASAP ABS-CBN (@ASAPOFFICIAL)975,176  
  42. Bob Ong (@ilovebobong)972,342  
  43. Derek Ramsay (@IAmDerekRamsay)967,134  
  44. Jericho Rosales (@jericho_rosales) 955,101  
  45. ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews)942,376  
  46. Izadora Calzado (@MissIzaCalzado)933,961  
  47. Robi Domingo (@robertmarion)932,616  
  48. Jed Madela (@jedmadela)918,991  
  49. ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS)843,883  
  50. Regine Alcasid (@reginevalcasid)797,015

UPCAT – USTET Online Tussle

a post from an unofficial UPCAT (UP College Admissions Test) Facebook page by its administrators triggered an online uproar from UST students after the latter’s admins made a comment about the difficulty of UST’s own entrance exams.


on jan8 this post regarding University of Sto. Tomas (UST)’s admission exams was posted, “Lumabas na pala ang results ng USTET (UST Entrance Test), walang thrill kasi madali lang naman nun. Last week pa ng February ang results ng UPCAT – walang kasing hirap kaya sulit ang paghihintay! ;)”


this caught the angst of UST students and hence followed the online tussle between UST and UP, it even trended on Twitter. the admins have long asked for apology.


“Humihingi po kami ng paumanhin sa kung anuman po ang aming nasabi sa page na ito. Hindi naman po namin intensyong makasakit ng iba o ng kung anu pa man at alam po namin na nasa amin po ang pagkakamali dahil hindi namin inisip ng mabuti ang kakalabasan ng mga salitang aming binitiwan. Sa huli ay buong puso po kaming humihingi ng paumanhin sa lahat.”


c’mon peeps, its just the start of the year – PEACE!


read more [abs-cbnnews.com]

It’s More fun in the Philippines Photos

the Philippine’s Department of Tourism‘s newly released slogan, “It’s more fun in the Philippines” immediately caught fire in the Twitterverse, allowing PINOYs to post photos of the country as their status updates and a collage of images is shown via It’s More fun in the Philippines Pics website (www.itsmorefuninthephilippinespics.com)


a “weekend project” by Arnold Gamboa, the website fetches the posted photos on Twitter and creates a collage of images. 


the process is simple –  open your Twitter account, post a picture on your timeline with the hashtag #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines, then this will be posted as part of the collage on the website (note that the hashstag is important and the website refreshes every 5mins) 


finally we PINOYs who love taking photos can help promote our the country.  we now have a simple (and truthful) answer to the question other nationalities asked of us, why they should come to the Philippines?  simply say, #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines!

TV 5, GMA 7, and ABS-CBN 2 Bosses Speaks of Technology as Game Changer

a historic coming together of the top Philippine TV network honchos became the highlight of the 22nd Philippine Advertising Congress (AdCon22), who’s battlecry this year is “Change the Game.”


Atty. Felipe “Henry” Gozon of GMA 7, Manuel “Manny” Pangilinan of TV5, and Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III talked about their network’s successes and succeeding plans and how they see technology to redefine the media landscape.  


Here are some key notes of their speeches:


“..the future of television may still prove to be a source of human connection and human communication…like pacquiao.. television is @ a crossroads.. to reinvent itself…”
  

Atty. Gozon believes that television is still and remains the cheapest form of entertainment. tv sets however need to evolve alongside the ever changing digital technology. while social network and search sites became billion-dollar game changers, it is but replete that content can now be controlled by consumers who have more mediums to access them – via tv, computer and mobile devices. (note: 36% of ages 16-60 accesses internet daily).


he gave “7 fearless forecast” – tv remains the medium to beat, tv will remain critical to brand loyalty, digital technology will go mobile, consumers taste will be driven by tv, viewer engagement will be more dynamic, demand for tv remains high, and tv will remain the source for human connection and communication.


he closed his speech with GMA 7’s promise to continue harnessing new technology, to listen and understand consumer psychie, and to empower them through information and “serbisyong totoo.”




“the digital tsunami is coming, join me in greeting it, ‘d2 na me.'”

MVP’s entry was accompanied with REM’s “It’s the end of the world.” he gave a short narrative of how a youth today uses technology. 

christine, a young city girl awakens and posts a Facebook status, “I got a feeling, tonight’s gonna be a good night!” her friends knew its directed to someone, they “like” her status nonetheless. while her dad reads news on inquirer, cristine has read it already on Twitter and Facebook.  going to work via MRT, she listens to her iPod playlist running Black Eyed Peas. shortly after arriving work, she checks into Foursquare while still waiting for her boyfriend – marco to comment (or even like) her status.  she then spends 8hrs of her day @ a cubicle with her smart netphone. still no feedback from marco, probably busy with “call of duty 3,”  cristine finds a trailer of the latest film and shares it in Facebook, marco sees it, likes it, and texted her “excited. c u ltr.”


this is christine – the past, present and the future. this is the goal of TV5.


internet, according to MVP, is a true medium for the masses changing the way we think and consume content, shaping and defining the christines of today.  


he shared that his other companies, Smart and PLDT would soon utilize the Cloud, hence the end of roaming.  urging everyone, to “go and sim no more.”


he believes TV stations would still dominate especially with DTTV (Digital Terrestrial Television). like Amazon and Netflix, MVP believes content producers would be further empowered, advertisers would adjust to future media following geo-location, thus content and ads matches people’s interests.


  
“the future of media would be shaped by the people’s needs, which @ its core is – emotional.”


Gabby started giving a glimpse of the next AdConn, that they would soon be talking of media not yet viable today. and as their company celebrates its 60th year, they would still follow the same guiding light – “in the service of the filipino worldwide.”


he emphasizes that “technology will change everything, except the human nature who craves for recognition, affirmation, connection and inspiration to be the best they can be for self fulfillment, for family, and for community.”


there were various tech venture successes he mentioned, such as the Imortal webisodes earning over 15M views, ABS-CBNNews IOS app (which became the most downloaded app when released), and their partnership with Youtube and Google, which recently brought Philippine President PNoy to the Youtube Worldview.


he gave some glimpses of their company’s next plans such as venturing to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV) and IPTV hoping to reach the greater mass. 


Gabby added, “more than obsessing of connecting gadgets to gadgets, we will continue leveraging our ability to connect to the heart..even in this age of gadgets, we believe the right buttons to press are those in the hearts of the people, the true connections of longings and passion, would be the best edge in the age of clutter and thousands of choices.. technology only follows where the human spirit wants to go.”


he ended his speech with, “i’ve been in this industry for 25yrs, but this is all i ever wanted to do, its all i ever going to do… i believe its an honor and a privilege to work for a company that puts public service at the center,  its reason for being.. working at abs-cbn is not a job, its a calling.”




in summary, MVP’s speech has the most wit and most applauded probably  because he captured how the youth today uses technology. Atty. Gozon’s speech was clear with their goal to remain number 1 and to be in tune with technology (but somehow lacks tech details how to achieve it). Gabby’s talk of their tech successes proves how they continue to value technology (it was also sentimental and quite melodramatic – but PINOYs love this!)

anyway, it was nice to hear their plans with regards to using current technologies. in the end it is believed that us – consumers, would benefit the most.


see the whole speech and their interviews @ [abs-cbnnews.com]



Cong. Gloria M. Arroyo’s Warrant of Arrest Now a Top Twitter Trend

PINOY netizens are now clamoring over the news that former Philippine President and now Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (CGMA) has been served a warrant of arrest, which makes it a top trending on Twitter.



CGMA is facing charges for allegedly sabotaging the 2007 national elections, will be under hospital arrest until she is physically able to move to the Southern Police District detention center where she will be placed under custody.  this also bars her from leaving the country, which has been the top news lately.


see more [inquirer.net]

#PGTgrandfinals Top Twitter Trend

many PINOYs who watched the recently concluded Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 were disappointed with the results and flocked Twitter making the #PGTgrandfinals a world top trend. 


see one of the top favorites, El Gamma Penumbra from Tanauan, Batangas doing their shadow play about Philippines. 



the winners were a singing trio, which just made the show another Pilipinas Got “Singing” Talent! 😛

Official YouTube Philippines Site Launched!

as an affirmation how the many online PINOYs have embraced technology and the web via clogging social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, today a localized version of YouTube was launched in the Philippines, a first in south-east asia. 


YouTube Philippines (http://www.youtube.com/user/PHYouTube) offer collated videos that are relevant to filipinos and now serve as a venue where all may upload and share their creativity (PINOYs are said to be one of the highest daily averages users in the world).


“The Philippine online population is even bigger than the actual population of most countries in Southeast Asia,” Julian Persaud, managing director for Google Southeast Asia said.

also launched were the presidential channels from Pres. Noynoy Aquino III‘s  Official Gazette (www.youtube.com/govph) – the main portal for the Philippine Government and www.youtube.com/rtvmalacanang (the government’s official broadcast arm).


read more [inquirer.net]

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago Twitter Jokes

this would be a delight for many PINOYs, Philippine Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago once again made headlines with her Twitter jokes as she speaks about the Reproductive Health bill (RH Bill). 

“I’ve got a message from my friends on Twitter, ‘para fair ang labanan sa susunod, magpadala tayo ng interpreter sa Miss Universe, ipadala natin si Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.” 

and these will make you laugh out rolling,
– “Di ko sinasabing maganda ako, ang sinasabi ko lang pangit ka” 
– “When someone told me, ‘ang ganda mo.’ i answer, ‘sana ikaw din.'”