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El Gamma Penumbra Wows at World’s Got Talent, Makes Everyone Cry

Four years after winning Asia’s Got Talent (AGT), Filipino shadow theater group El Gamma Penumbra has moved to a bigger stage as they joined World’s Got Talent, once again meeting David Foster who was among the judges of AGT.

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Set in China, the contest features some of the best talents around the world.

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This time, El Gamma Penumbra touched hearts with their interpretation of ‘Anak’ which included Chinese lyrics, perhaps in a bid to better reach the Chinese judges and audience.

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In their performance, the group showed the story of ‘Anak’, based on the song lyrics by Freddie Aguilar. Just like in the song, El Gamma Penumbra shared the story of a young kid who was cared for by his mother. She made sure to send him to school and cared for him, even preparing his food. Yet he forgot about his mother and took the wrong path.

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As his life took a darker, difficult turn, his mother was still there; though she was certainly broken hearted over what happened.

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She visited him in jail but the story implied that he stayed there for such a long time that when he was finally able to get out, she was already gone.

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Even as the young man got out into the stage, carrying his mother’s portrait, the judges and the audience were already in tears! No one could take that the mother was gone when this young man was already ready to change his life.

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As expected, thought, the superb performance raked in great comments from the judges. David told El Gamma Penumbra that he always finds their performance magical, especially because he could not understand how they were able to create those superb shadow images to match the story.

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Needless to say, the group made it to the next round! Watch their impressive performance here:

World's Got Talent El Gamma Penumbra

"Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving"Grab your box of tissues and watch this moving presentation that will bring you that much-needed catharsis (spoiler's galore)A heartfelt performance of El Gamma Penumbra @ World's Got Talent in Changsha, China."Anak" by Freddie Aguilarversion of KZ Tandingan w/ Mandarin translation.

Posted by El Gamma Penumbra on Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Tekla’s Estranged Live-in Partner Asks for Rent Money, Groceries from Tulfo

Michelle Lhor asked for rent money and groceries from Raffy Tulfo!

Their story has angered a lot of netizens these past weeks, but Tekla’s estranged live-in partner drew netizens’ ire anew after asking for rent money, groceries from Raffy Tulfo. A lot of netizens were also angry that Tulfo is siding with the woman and even giving her a lot of help!

Michelle Asks for Money, Groceries

When Michelle Lhor Bana-ag asked help from Raffy Tulfo in Action, everyone was shocked by her accusations against the comedian. But as the story unfolded, many sided with Tekla who appears to be the victim of what netizens believe is a made-up story by his live-in partner because he no longer wants to support her vices.

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In other videos, Tekla and her friends showed the state of the condo that Michelle left – and it’s a complete mess. While Michelle claimed that Tekla made the condo look that way for a vlog, his friends pointed out that you can’t simply add the cockroaches and filth to a place to create that look.

Tekla staunchly denies all of Michelle’s accusations, especially the ones she made on the first episode of their story on Raffy Tulfo in Action. However, Tulfo was able to help the two smooth things out. But that meant Michelle had to live away from Tekla.

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As Tulfo wraps up the interview, however, he asked how Michelle and her child with Tekla are going to live now that they are out of the comedian’s house. Michelle admitted that they don’t have any money.

Eto nga po sana ang pakiusap ko sa inyo sir, kakapalan ko nalang sana yung mukha ko sir. Hihingi sana ako ng tulong kung pwede po sir matulungan niyo kami na mabayaran po yung bahay na tinutuluyan namin dahil magtatalong buwan na pong hindi nababayaran, baka mapaalis napo kami dito,” she said.

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Thus, Tulfo offered to give her money to cover 4 months of rent plus groceries for her and the baby. He pointed out that the food is not for Michelle’s ‘healthy’ sister. However, Michelle added that she also wants food for the 6 children in their care, the sons and daughters of their siblings.

So, Tulfo also promised to provide them with food. And because Michelle said she can’t find work because of her teeth, Tulfo also promised to have that fixed… Watch the video here:

What is the Meaning of Estranged?

Estranged means that the person is no longer someone who holds affection to another person. Such is a term often used for couples, close friends, or family members. For example, estranged husband or estranged daughter.

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Pinoy Pro Surfer Gets Married to Foreigner GF in Australia

A Pinoy professional surfer gets married to foreigner GF in Australia. Their photos went viral, mostly because of the stark contrast between their outward appearance. Netizens are calling it true love while others chided those who unfairly judged the two because of how the surfer looks!

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True Love Wins

While it is true that it’s not good to judge people for their appearance, the reality is that people are still amazed when someone simple marries someone with a strikingly gorgeous or handsome face, everyone would say it is true love.

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It is the same with Pinoy professional surfer John Mark Tokong and his long-time girlfriend, now wife, Danni Hughes. The two recently got married in Australia, surrounded by Danni’s family and their charming little daughter.

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John Mark shares some photos taken from their wedding in Australia on his Facebook account.

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And Now We Are MR & MRS 😊. The day we celebrate our love @natureearthlings 💚💚💚 💏💍💫,” he proudly announced, tagging his wife’s account.

Aside from their photos as a newlywed couple, he also shared pictures with their daughter and with Danni’s family.

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Many netizens say that this is true love!

But while many think that their outward appearances matter and that Danni might deserve a better-looking guy, others told these judgmental people to stop judging the two. After all, looks should not be the basis of falling in love with someone, although most people that way.

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While John Mark might not be a handsome guy for most people’s high standards, he is a well-accomplished athlete in the field of surfing. He has won his fair share of local, national, and even international competitions!

He’s won medals during the South East Asian Games (SEA Games) held in the Philippines in 2019.

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Surfing Capital of the Philippines

Siargao is the surfing capital of the Philippines. It is located at the southern area of the country. Meanwhile, San Juan in La Union is considered to be the Surfing Capital of the Northern Philippines.

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Yamyam Gucong Inspires with Successful Life after Becoming PBB Otso Big Winner

His life story inspired many people as he worked hard to give his poor family a better life, but “Pinoy Big Brother: Otso”(PBB Otso) Ultimate Big Winner Yamyam Gucong wowed netizens anew with what he did with the money he received from winning the show.

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Working Hard for the Family

On PBB Otso, Yamyam shared that he stopped pursuing education at fifth grade in order to find a job to sustain his family’s financial needs. He worked several jobs in Cebu and was not ashamed to reveal that he became a water-delivery man and as a house help.

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He auditioned to be part of PBB, just like many hopefuls across the country who wish to find fame in the reality show and have a career in showbiz. He landed a spot as a housemate on January 6, 2019, later becoming the show’s winner.

Yamyam Gucong Inspires
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Just like many other show winners, Yamyam had several guestings on various shows on ABS-CBN as well as mall shows and interviews. He also got a supporting role in the Filipino sit-com “Home Sweetie Home”.

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Better Life Back Home

Just like he always dreamed of, Yamyam was able to give his family a better life. Back in his hometown in Inabanga, Bohol, Yamyam built a small bakery for his family – and it’s now a popular spot for his neighbors to enjoy delicious breads while sometimes being able to take photos with the PBB Otso star who travels there from time to time.

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“Yamito’s Bakeshop” is managed by Yamyam’s parents and siblings. Many netizens as well as his friends in showbiz are happy over what this young man was able to achieve, particularly for his family.

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He also received lots of blessings, even outside his stint in PBB. For instance, he shared a photo of the bike he got from Bisekleta Manila. According to Yamyam, he had always dreamed of having a bike when he was still a kid but that dream finally came true now.

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Yamyam Gucong Inspires
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What is PBB?

PBB is the Philippine version of the “Big Brother” reality show franchise. Just like the format in other “Big Brother” shows, the contestants live in a house with lots of cameras that record their every move. In the Philippines, the house is often referred to as “Bahay ni Kuya”, the Filipino translation for the show’s name.

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