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A rising star “Victor Aliwalas” – mother is from Sorsogon?


Victor says that he just happened to be in the right place at the right time, and he took on the challenge of entering local showbiz despite the fact that he doesn’t know how to speak Tagalog that well. But after people saw him in MariMar as Bella’s attorney, he started getting more exposure, more fans, and more projects! Watch out for him, because his star is definitely on the rise!

Basic Info
Name: Victor Aliwalas
Birthday: September 7, 1983
Birth Place: Columbus, Ohio
Showbiz Anniversary: January 2008

Full Name: Victor Napoleon Aliwalas

Claim to fame:
“Attorney of MariMar” and “Doctor Tommy Rommero”

Unforgettable moment:
“Football with the neighborhood kids after school when we were younger. [We] had a great barkada growing up, [and I] still keep in touch with a lot of them.”

Victor’s hit list:

1. He watches Entourage, The Sopranos, NBC Nightly News, UFC and The Family Guy.
2. Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Matthew Mcconaughey and Jeremy Piven are his favorite actors.
3. He listens to the music of John Mayer, 50 Cent and Lucciano Pavoratti.
4. He says, “I’m more of a publication/magazine reader.”
5. “The 4 years I spent in college, making new friends, learning and definitely partying.”
6. He loved watching Forrest Gump, Top Gun, Rocky 4, Boiler Room and Old School
7. His favorite fashion item is the Burberry suit given by his sister.
8. He plays lacrosse and golf.
9. He has a crush on Charlize Theron, Catherine Zeta Jones and Kate Hudson!
10. His hobbies include weight lifting, boxing, eating out, computers, cars and bar hopping.

Star Trivia:
Victor plays Lacrosse and Golf.

Q & A
On the spot:

Why did you enter showbiz?
“I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time, [and] I kind of just fell into it. The opportunity presented itself so I took on the challenge.”

What was the toughest challenge you had to face?
“Trying to learn Tagalog and speak it fluently without a very strong accent. Also just adjusting to the pace of life here and the way things are done.”

What is your biggest frustration or regret?
“I regret not learning Tagalong from my parents when I was younger, matigas ang ulo ko doon sa States, every time my parents would try to teach me Tagalog I didn’t want to.”

What are you most proud of?
“Anything that makes my parents and sister happy; I consider being proud of that, thus far probably graduating from a good college and my work history (my resume).”

What are your limitations?
“I have many limitations, haha! I’m Maarte. Sobra hahaha!”

Describe yourself in three words.
“Compassionate, Strong, trustworthy.”

What is your most memorable experience with a fan?
“Walking off the set after the MariMar wedding scene!!! Having a huge crowd rush [towards] me and having to be escorted by security to my car…It was a pretty intense feeling.”

What are your fears?
“Failure, Losing something I love.”

What is your biggest dream?
“In the future, getting married to the woman of my dreams and having a beautiful family. Spending time with them and my parents and my sister and her family/…”

Filed under: We will make you SHINE!

You too can make a difference now!

Show that  little smile to the person next to you, be it you family members, friends or strangers. With that simple smile you can make a difference today!

Filed under: Encouragement, Inspiration,

Modus Operandi-BSP warns vs ATM switchers, surfers

BSP warns vs ATM switchers, surfers
By Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said yesterday it has discovered several modus operandi, including “card switching” and “shoulder surfing,” to steal automated teller machine (ATM) cards or the cardholders’ personal identification number (PIN).

The BSP said a suspect would approach an ATM holder who has completed a transaction and inform him that a P500 bill is still stuck in the ATM machine.

The suspect, according to the BSP, would encourage the cardholder to make a balance inquiry and then look at the PIN keyed in by the victim.

At this point, the suspect drops a bill and asks the cardholder to pick it up, saying the money came out of the machine as part of the victim’s withdrawal.

This would give the suspect a chance to remove the victim’s ATM card from the machine and replace it with another card.

The BSP also warned that PINs could also be stolen through “shoulder surfing,” wherein the suspect stands close enough to the machine to see the PIN being entered by their prospective victims.

The BSP said ATM cardholders should always be vigilant and shield the keypad of the ATM machine when making a transaction.

“If you feel that somebody is standing too close, don’t be afraid to tell the next person who is in line to step back. If you feel uncomfortable, allow the other person to go first and complete your transaction one she or he has left,” the BSP said.

It also urged ATM cardholders to inspect machines before any transaction and look for fraudulent card reader devices. “If some parts around the slot for inserting the card do not seem right, consider walking away and transacting in another ATM machine,” the advisory stated.

The BSP urged cardholders to regularly change their PIN and not to share their PIN with another person, not even family members or friends.

Filed under: Public Service, Sorsogon News Updates,

Mount Mayon may explode anytime – Phivolcs official

Mount Mayon may explode anytime – Phivolcs official
Manila Times – Manila,Philippines
These are Cadacan and Matnog rivers in Sorsogon; Cabuyan, Bato and Pajo rivers in Catanduanes, and Mayon Volcano slopes and river channels in Albay.

Filed under: Sorsogon News Updates

Philippines-was named as one of the 25 Best new trips for 2010

Source: National Geographic Channel

Text by:  Claire Martin

The 25 Best New Trips for 2010
Now more than ever, travelers want their dollars to do more—for others, for the planet, for themselves. At least that’s what we found while searching for the best trips of 2010. From wolf-tracking in Slovakia to rafting a forbidden river in Bhutan, here are 25 brand-new adventures, all of them just right for right now.

Bhutan || Outfitter: Bio Bio Expeditions
Bolivia || Outfitter: Nantahala Outdoor Center
Botswana || Outfitter: Explore Inc
Canada – B.C. || Outfitter: Monashee Adventure Tours
Canada – Manitoba || Outfitter: Earthwatch Institute
Chile + Argentina || Outfitter: Boojum Expeditions
Costa Rica || Outfitter: Wildland Adventures
France || Outfitter: Discover France
Iceland || Outfitter: Explorers’ Corner
Ireland || Outfitter: Country Walkers
Kenya || Outfitter: Geographic Expeditions
Laos || Outfitter: Asia Transpacific Journeys
Madagascar || Outfitter: Kumuka Worldwide
Montserrat || Outfitter: Green Monkey Dive Shop
Nepal || Outfitter: Journeys International
New Zealand || Outfitter: Active New Zealand
Peru || Outfitter: Adventure Life Journeys
Philippines || Outfitter: Wilderness Travel
Slovakia || Outfitter: Biosphere Expeditions
Sri Lanka || Outfitter: Access Trips
Tanzania + Kenya || Outfitter: Tropical Ice Limited
Tonga || Outfitter: Wilderness Travel
U.S. – California || Outfitter: Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides
U.S. – Colorado || Outfitter: Western Spirit Cycling
U.S. – Idaho + Montana || Outfitter: ROW Adventures

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