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'Miss Suklay Diva' Katrina Velarde, Newest Viral Sensation

Singer Katrina Velarde has been given the name "Miss Suklay Diva" after a video of her using a hair comb ("suklay" in Tagalog) as microphone while singing a Beyonce song went viral online.

Many netizens were impressed on how effortlessly Velarde belted out Queen Bee's "Dangerously In Love" in the clip.

First posted on Youtube months ago, Velarde's video has been shared in a number of Facebook pages, including a Brazilian Beyonce fan page with over 450,000 likes.

As of this posting, Miss Suklay Diva's video on the said Beyonce page has been liked more than 22,000 times, has over 11,000 shares and has attracted thousands of comments, mostly in Portuguese.

A singing contest veteran, Velarde competed against international singing sensation Charice and singer-actor Sam Concepcion in "Little Big Star" on ABS-CBN when she was younger. Later on, she and her fellow "Little Big Star" contestants Alyssa Kate Quijano and Jennifer Marav…

Rhian Ramos Stars In New Jars Of Clay Music Video

Filipino model-actress Rhian Ramos is featured in the latest music video from the Grammy-award winning band, Jars of Clay.

Directed by Luis Daniel Tabuena, the video is for the group's new single, titled "Fall Asleep," which is part of their 11th studio album, called "Inland."

According to Ramos, the scenes in the visual were shot in the Philippines when Jars of Clay came to the country to do a small, free concert during the Holy Week.

Happy for their fellow artist, some local celebrities took to Twitter to congratulate Ramos for the said international exposure.

"Wow.. Our very own Rhian in a Jars of Clay music video! Congrats!" Kapuso actress Maxene Magalona said in a tweet.

"Just saw the Jars of Clay Music vid with @whianwamos as the leading lady!" "It's Showtime" host Anne Curtis tweeted.

"So proud of Rhian for being in the music video of the band Jars of Clay!"Kapamilya star Iza Calzado added.

Comprised  by Dan H…

American Singer Dedicates A Song To Filipinos

Stephanie Lee has only one thing to say about the people she met during her stay in the Philippines, "They're the most beautiful people."

Lee, a singer-songwriter from the United States, thereby wrote a song, titled "The Most Beautiful People," to dedicate to the Filipinos. In October, she posted a video of herself singing the song to her Youtube channel.

"I lived in the Philippines for a year and a half and it was some of the best experiences in my life," the blonde American lady said before singing the song.

She also wrote the following as caption:

"I talk a lot at the beginning but get past it and WATCH THIS VIDEO!!! This is dedicated to the Filipino people and there are a LOT of people in this video that I love and that changed my life.

"I start off by talking a lot about the wonderful people in the Philippines. The Filipino people are so happy! They walk around singing, they smile, they RADIATE joy! They don't have much but…

Aldrich Lloyd Talonding And James Bucong Appear On ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Video)

Aldrich Lloyd Talonding and James Walter Bucong made their American TV debut on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday, September 13.

The Filipino boys were flown by comedienne-host Ellen DeGeneres to the United States recently, about four months after the latter discovered the video of the duo on Youtube performing the Luther Vandross hit “Dance With My Father.”

During Thursday’s episode, DeGeneres interviewed the two cousins, who are B’laan natives from General Santos City. She asked them about how their life changed after their YouTube video became an online hit.

"People started recognizing us along the streets on in the malls. They even recognize us in the restrooms. That's weird," Talonding said.

Bucong added, "Many people do recognize me, especially girls. So it feels awkward when they say that they love me!"

Talonding, 14, and Bucong, 20, then performed live the song that made them famous in the internet, receiving a standing ovation from the audience.

A…

Jhong Hilario Backflip Free Throw Goes Viral (Video)

Jhong Hilario showed off his acrobatics skills during a recent basketball charity game, sparking buzz online.

Living up to his name as “Sample King” in the noontime that he cohosts, 37-year-old actor-dancer made a never-before-seen stunt in his free throw. Before successfully shooting the ball into the basket, Hilario did an unexpected backflip, leaving hundreds of people who watched the game and thousands more online stunned in amazement.

A video of Hilario’s backflip free throw was posted to Youtube last week and has since attracted over half a million views as of press time. It was also picked up by international sports websites such as Yahoo! Sports, Bleacher Reports, NBC Sports, among others.

Hilario was originally a member of a dance group, “Streetboys” in the Philippines before he pursued acting and hosting. His group was known to showcase not only superb pure dancing but also acrobatics which must have been where he mastered the backflip he did during the game. He is currently …

LG Meteor Prank Goes Viral (Video)

It has become LG's tradition to promote its latest product through a prank.

After victimizing elevator riders and men in the bathroom in its previous marketing videos, the electronics company once gain used a practical joke in its latest advertising move.

Set in Chile, LG's new prank video features unsuspecting individuals who are applying for a job. Behind their interviewer is an LG Ultra HD TV disguised as a window. As the interview progresses, the TV screen shows a huge meteor hitting the city, scaring the crap out them.

Uploaded on Monday, the said clip has attracted over 500,000 views on Youtube, as of this posting.

Check out the said LG meteor prank video below:
What do you think of the video? Is it staged or not? Feel free to comment below.

Aldrich Lloyd Talonding's 'Titanium' Cover Impresses Sia Furler

Aldrich Lloyd Talonding has found a new fan after releasing his new cover and it is no other other the original singer of song herself!

The talented GenSan boy got Australian singer Sia Furler impressed on his version of the later's hit, "Titanium."

"Holy moly. BEST TITANIUM COVER YET," Sia tweeted.

The said cover by Talonding has gone viral online. It has been viewed more than 140,000 times on Youtube and has been shared countless times in other social media platforms.

In April, the 14-year-old Blaan native created buzz online when his moving version of Luther Vandross' "Dance With My Father" made it to the popular video sharing site. The video caught the attention of American TV host Ellen DeGeneres, who invited him to her show.

"Last week, I saw this video of a young singer. He's from the Philippines. You got to see this kid. Amazing!," DeGeneres said. "I'm looking for you. Please come here and sing to me and all of my f…

Talia Castellano Dead: Youtube Star Loses Battle With Cancer

Talia Joy Castellano, a 13-year-old Youtube makeup guru, has died Tuesday after a 6-year battle with cancer.

"Angels For Talia," the official Facebook page of the inspiring Youtuber, broke the sad news to Talia's fans on Tuesday, saying, "It is with a heavy heart that we share with all of you that Talia has earned her wings at 11:22am. Please lift her beautiful soul, her beautiful light to heaven and please send your love and prayers to her family during this most difficult time. God speed little one, may you be free from pain and suffering, may your soul feel the light and love that you brought to so many of us on this Earth during the short time you were her with us. We will miss you more than you will ever know baby girl."

Talia Castellano of Orlando, Florida was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a tumor that develops from nerve tissue in infants and children, in 2007.A few years later, she started uploading videos to Youtube, where she talked…

Candy Crush Saga 'Movie Trailer' Goes Viral

"Candy Crush Saga" has become the world's most-downloaded mobile game and has presently got more than 14 million daily active players "addicted" to it. Considering its popularity, it would not be surprising if someone is thinking about turning it into a movie. For now, though, avid fans of the game have to settle for this fake movie trailer depicting addiction of some of its players.

Youtuber Nigahiga said he created the hilarious video to dedicate to all "Candy Crushers" and other phone game addicts around the globe.

Though fake, the Candy Crush Saga "movie trailer" already has amassed more than 3 million hits since it was uploaded last June 11, 2013.

Also featured in the clip are other top downloaded smartphone games like Angry Birds, Draw Something, Temple Run and Fruit Ninja.

Netizens have gone crazy over this clip that they suggested, even encouraged Nigahiga to "take a leap" and make it a reality.

Comments poured and were ful…

French Guy Sings 'Pinoy Ako' On Youtube

A young French guy made an awesome cover of the Filipino song, "Pinoy Ako," on Youtube.

Hugo Lieber, a 16-year-old lad from Paris, France, has done a number of covers but with his latest one, he decided to do the Tagalog song, which was originally sung by Orange and Lemons for the reality TV show "Pinoy Big Brother."

NoypiStuff contacted the talented singer to ask what made him cover the song; if he personally knew anyone from the Philippines; or if he actually has Filipino blood in his veins and if he knows how to speak the Filipino language. Here’s what he has to say as response to these questions:

"First of all, thanks for your support!! Yes, I know a Filipino who works for my family and knows I sing. He suggested I do a song in Tagalog, and after hearing Pinoy Ako, I loved the tune, found the chords, and decided to cover it. I'm not at all Filipino, I'm French-American, and I only know a few words in Tagalog. I'm just very open to other cultures…

Europe History Time Lapse Map Viral Video Gets Deleted On Youtube

A video of a time-lapse map of Europe's history was uploaded on Youtube recently and briefly became viral. The said video is not anymore available on the video sharing site after a copyright claim had it deleted.

Reportedly created by YouTube user "harrunostasj" using the Centennia Historical Atlas software, the fascinating clip showed the changing borders of the continent from 1000 AD until 2003 in just 3 and a half minutes.

"What a pity! I have been watching this video over and over again, each time focusing on another part of Europe and that was so interesting. I am still eager to see it again so if anyone can find it back i would be very pleased," "artemis2" wrote on a LonelyPlanet forum thread.

The copyright claim was made by Centennia Software.

Jamich to guest on 'Gandang Gabi Vice' this Sunday

Vice Ganda has again invited Youtube personalities to guest his show, "Gandang Gabi Vice" (GGV). This Sunday, our favorite Youtube loveteam real-life couple Jamvhille Sebastian and Paolinne Michelle Liggayu a.k.a Jamich will be appearing on GGV.
If you're a fan of Jamich and their vids, catch them on GGV on December 4, 2011. The show will start at 9:45 p.m.

Attracting thousands of subscribers on Youtube, Jamich's channel "JamichTV" has become the 13th most subscribed Philippine-based channel on the popular video sharing. Their videos have also amassed more than 7 million hits to date.

Here's what's written on Jamich's profile on Youtube:

"Jamvhille and Paolinne Michelle, better known as the real life couple "JAMICH" opens their doors and gives you an inside look to their happy love/hate relationship. They're like your ideal relationship but just like others, they are not perfect. Adjusting to their similarities and differences,…

Coca-cola brings forth happiness to OFWs in new viral video

Coca-cola has just uploaded a new video on its official Youtube account. The video is about Coke's recent project which has something to do with Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).
Titled "Coca-Cola Where Will Happiness Strike Next: The OFW Project," the video shows the story of three Filipinos working abroad who have been away from their families for years. The softdrink company sponsored their trip back home so that the OFWs can be with their families this holiday season.

Check out the heart-warming video from Coca-cola below:


"Coca-Cola Where Will Happiness Strike Next: The OFW Project" | Video courtesy of Coca-Cola
Transcript:

More than 11 million Filipinos have left their families to find better opportunities abroad.

Joe Marie Ballon (X-Ray Technologist, Years away from home: 5):

"The most difficult part of working abroad is being far from family. I haven't been home for a long time because my father got sick. He's almost blind now. Instead of sp…

Ashley Rivera gets interviewed on US show

She has taught us how to get abs in 1 minute and showed us how to "dougie." Now, our "paborite" youtuber, the "bery punny" Ashley Rivera a.k.a. Petra Mahalimuyak is back and is making waves online with her latest tutorial.

Touted as the female counterpart of another Noypi Youtube sensation Mikey Bustos because of exaggerated Filipino accent in her videos, 19-year-old Ashley Rivera has been interviewed recently on a show in America called "Right This Minute" for her new video "How To Dance In A Club" which has gotten more than 900,000 hits, her most viewed clip to date. Watch the interview here: http://www.rightthisminute.com/story/how-dance-club-instructional-video

Meanwhile, here's what is written on Ashley's Youtube channel "ashleyslips":
Hey guys! My name is Ashley Rivera. I'm 19 yrs old, currently living in Las Vegas. I started making videos since 2009. Most of them were lip-syncing videos. That's how i cam…

'Ang Elevator ng Lagim:' Interactive Youtube video from TV5

TV5 has a very cool way of promoting its new horror program titled "Regal Shocker."
The network has come up with an interactive Youtube video called "Ang Elevator ng Lagim" which looks spooky and for sure will get many people interested. Check out the video below which will link you to a few more. Its setting is inside an elevator and it will ask you to select which floor will you choose to go to escape death. Be careful in choosing - a wrong move will cost your life!


"Ang Elevator ng Lagim" Interactive Youtube Video courtesy of TV5 Hint: Think "Date"

"Regal Shocker" will premiere on TV5 at 8:30p.m. on November 5, 2011 (Saturday).

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Jose Rizal, Juan Luna brought to life through animation

Check out this cute animated short film entitled "Fight for the Moon," which features Philippine heroes Jose Rizal and Juan Luna who were turned fighters in an arcade game.

"Fight for the Moon" | Video courtesy of CreaM
The video was created by the Creative Media & Film Society of the Philippines (CreaM) which is being spearheaded by Governor Imee Marcos. The other members of CreaM are Cannes-awardee Director Raymond Red,  Raymond Lee (the director of the critically acclaimed film "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros"),  the animators of Disney, Hannah Barbera and Toei Japan (Manila), and some game developers.

Seeking to improve and develop Original Filipino Content in the creative industries, CreaM has the end goal of positioning the Philippines as Southeast Asia's creative media producer.

Ipo-ipo (Twister) in Surigao caught on cam | Video

An amateur video captures a twister, locally known as "ipo-ipo" or "buhawi," as it strikes off the shore of UM Tagago, Lianga, Surigao Del Sur.

A screen grap of the Surigao tornado video

The incident reportedly happened at around 3 p.m. last Sunday. The said video was then uploaded on Youtube. Check it out below:


Surigao Ipo-ipo caught on cam | Video courtesy of "markey7137"

A tornado over water is called a waterspout. It is characterized by a spiraling funnel-shaped wind current, connecting to a large cumulus or cumulonimbus cloud. Waterspouts frequently occur in tropical areas near the equator.

Arjohn Gilbert invited by Charice to perform with her

Arjohn Gilbert, the singing Aeta boy whose Youtube videos went viral in the internet, has been invited by international Pinay singing sensation who also owes her success to the popular video sharing site, Charice to perform at her upcoming concert in the country.
Arjohn Gilbert
"Arjohn, next time I do my own show in the Philippines, I would love for you to come and perform with me!," Charice said via her official Twitter account.

Charice also asked her fans (Chasters) to search for Arjohn's contact info.

"Let's find him, Chasters. Please find his FB, or whatever so we can contact him :)," Charice tweeted.
In her other tweets, it was revealed that Chasters were able to do the task Charice asked them and that the concert will be happening before the year ends.

Meanwhile, Arjohn made it to the Twitter Top Trends after guesting on Vice Ganda's show "Gandang Gabi Vice" last night where he performed Justin Bieber's "Baby" and Bugoy Drillon…

Asi Taulava punches Malaysian opponent at Jones Cup (Video)

Asi Taulava threw a couple of punches to the head of Malaysian player Kwaan Yoong Jing after the latter "grabbed" and "squeezed" Taulava's crotch during the Philippines versus Malaysia match at the 2011 William Jones Cup in Taiwan on Tuesday.


See what happens if you grab Asi Taulava's privates | Video courtesy of ESPN

“He grabbed them, squeezed them then back-punched them. I wouldn’t have reacted that way if he didn’t do it, it was like a punch, it’s the worst feeling.” Taulava told the Philippine Star.

Taulava and Jing were both ejected from the game because of the incident.

After the game, Taulava took time in updating his newly created Twitter page with a statement of apology.

"Would like to apologize to everybody that watched the game today for losing my cool. No excuses for my actions, and I’m sorry," Taulava tweeted.

The Philippines won the said game against Malaysia, 86-68.

Leana Tabuñar, 8-year old Youtube singing sensation

Here's another addition to the growing list of young Noypi Youtube sensations. Check out Leana Tabuñar who is just 8 years old but already singing a Jessie J. song like a pro!

Leana Tabuñar singing "Price Tag" by Jessie J.

Leana was already featured on Kris TV where it was revealed that she is a niece of DJ MOD of "Showtime."

We will be seeing more of Leana on TV the coming days since she has signed a contract with GMA-7. She will be a mainstay in the Kapuso Sunday variety show Party Pilipinas starting August 31st.