100 Outstanding Filipino-Americans in the USA 2012 benefits Gawad Kalinga not ABS-CBN Foundation International Bantay Bata 163 with 2 Million Pesos
July 29, 2012 by Esteban "Steven" Escobar
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Mr. Tony Olaes, Exectuive Director of Gawad Kalinga USA, and one of the Business Entrepreneur Awardee will donate his own money to Bantay Bata 163 and match the ONE MILLION PESOS on behalf of the 100 Outstanding Filipino-Americans in the USA 2012 project and the 99 other awardees. A total goal of 2 MILLION PESOS were granted that night. (2 million Philippine pesos = $50. 000.00 U.S. dollars)
It was advertise as a benefit event for ABS-CBN Foundation International Bantay Bata 163, due to the controversy the got out of control of Pay for Play and media company ABS-CBN drop out as benefiting organization two days before the event.
On Saturday, July 28, 2012 Philippine Children’s Charities, Inc., and the Press Photographers Philippines-USA, Inc., held their first ever in history public recognition of the 100 Outstanding Filipino-Americans in the USA 2012 for their chosen careers or their civic contributions to our Diverse society. The event known as a Black Tie Event and Awards Night. The event was held at Universal Hilton Hotel located 555 Universal Hollywood Drive in the city of Universal City, CA 91608 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The cost of the dinner and award tickets for the event were $60.00.
“PPP-USA officers and members would like to extend our congratulations to Ms. Darna Omayam, all 100 Fil-Am awardees and all those who have been involved to make this event happen. Being a part of a trustworthy and reliable charity project was the most exciting, overwhelming experience a person could ever be proud of in his lifetime.” said Anthony Castillo (PPP-USA).
Tony Olaes, Director of Gawad Kalinga from CA, USA was the recipient of One Million Pesos. Gawad Kalinga (GK), which means to “give care” in Filipino, is officially known as the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, a Philippine-based poverty alleviation and nation-building movement. In the Philippines, Gawad Kalinga is building empowered communities by people with faith and patriotism; driven by a culture of caring and sharing, dedicated to eradicate poverty and restore human dignity. Its mission is to end poverty for 5 million families by 2024.. For more info visit http://gk1world.com/
For those who wondering what happen to, here is a copy of an email we received from a private source: “ABS CBN Foundation International has decided to withdraw from its scheduled participation in the 100 Outstanding Filipino Americans dinner sponsored by Philippine Children’s Charities and its founder, Ms. Darna Umayan. After careful deliberation, the board of directors of the Foundation has concluded today that recent statements made by Ms. Umayan will make it untenable for ABS CBN Foundation International to be part of this initiative. The Foundation regrettably has also decided to decline the planned donation to Bantay Bata.” said Mr. Raffy Lopez, ABS CBN Foundation International Bantay Bata 163.
The black tie event and award night featured grand entrance parade of colors of PP-USA, Inc officers and members. The USA and Lupang Hinirang, the national anthem of the Philippines was sung. Welcome remarks were made by event project director Darna B. Umayam and Sid Guerrero, president of PPP-USA, Inc. The guests enjoyed an 8 course dinner while been entertain by Anthony Paul, Nicole Villalon, Sheila Ferrari and Nuevo School of Contemporary Dance group. Daniel R. Espiritu, Deputy Consul General and Robbie Fabian, President of ABS-CBN Foundation were a no show. The event concluded with presentation of all the 100 Oustanding Filipino Americans in the USA Awardees.
The 100 Oustanding Filipino Americans in the USA 2012 was master of ceremonies were Sheila Ferrari, Antoinette Taus and Liza Dino.
As of date of this article, we have requested the names of the awardees and per Ms. Darna B. Umayam due to a mutual agreement with the awardees their names will not be released. Here is the response our editorial office received in e-mail dated August 2, 2012 from Ms. . Darna B. Umayam stating: “The awardees themselves and all of us decided we will not publish the names of the awardees to protect all of them. There were photos taken and publish in public. Other publications understood where we are coming from. I hope you will understand too. I told all newspapers we will release after the event. Things happen.”
Source: Wikipedia, Diversity News TV on Blip TV and YouTube
Photos credit to: Gisele Rebeiro from PartyBy5.com for Diversity News Magazine.
Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine from Diversity News Publications was honored to witness an overall success event organized by Ms. Darna B. Umayam, which she took so much controversy and heat from various people and mainly from “Uncensored media outlet PinoyWatchDog.com” who claims this event was Ms. Umayam friends event and that some of them have to “Pay for Play”. Our comment was that is up to Fil-Am decision and their own money on how they want to use it, which means in any way they want it, even if they have to buy an award!
While actors, actresses and directors were in line for the red carpet photos and interviews at the 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala Celebrating the 83rd Annual Oscar Awards in Beverly Hills, CA and The 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, CA actors, actresses, directors, agents, publicists and media from all over the world were witnessing the Oscar Awards at The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences pre-telecast and then later award show broadcast live by the ABC Television Network in Hollywood, CA.
The 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala Celebrating the 83rd Annual Oscar Awards sponsored by Richard Mille was held on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom from 4:00 pm.
Some of the celebrities and personalities the attended the the 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala event were Kate Linder, Dennis Haysbert, Doris Roberts, Natasha Alam, Quinton Aaron, Gloria Allred, Maria Conchita Alonso, Bai Ling, Sofia Milos, Carla Ortiz, Jaimie Hilfiger, Jenna Jameson, Jennifer Tapiero, Marina Pahomova, Gisele Rebeiro, Tamara Henry and many more.
The event publicist was Edward Lozzi & Associates PR from Beverly Hills, CA.
Photos (C) 2011 & Courtesy of Daniela Hubbard from PRPhotos.com & Daniela Hubbard Photography for Diversity News Magazine & LA County Events Examiner. (C) 2011 By Diversity News Publications.
On Wednesday, February 9, 2011 The International Society held their 2nd Annual 3D Creative Arts Awards at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA from 5:00 pm to 12:30 am.
The red carpet arrivals started at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, the awards show at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm and them later the after party VIP only at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am.
The event was hosted by Tom Cavanaugh and some of the celebrities the attended the event were James Pitt, Eric Roberts, Donna D’Errico, Natasha Alam, Victoria Summer, Tim Russ, William Romeo, Madison Leisle, Tila Tequila, Carla Ortiz, Zach Callison, DeeDee Bigelow, Emma Zerner, Seth Donavan, Fivel Stewart, Alicia Arden, Phoebe Price, Mia Hope and many more.
The complete list of winners follows:
LIVE ACTION 3D FEATURE OF THE YEAR:
The Walt Disney Studios
ANIMATED 3D FEATURE OF THE YEAR:
“How to Train Your Dragon”
DreamWorks Animation (DWA)
SHORT 3D MOTION PICTURE/NARRATIVE:
“Day & Night”
BEST 3D DOCUMENTARY:
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT OF 2D TO 3D CONVERTED FEATURE:
“Alice in Wonderland”
The Walt Disney Studios and Sony Imageworks
3D LIVE EVENT
“Black Eyed Peas 3D: Live”
BEST 3D SCENE OF THE YEAR:
The Walt Disney Studios s
BEST 3D STEREOGRAPHY – LIVE ACTION:
The Walt Disney Studios
BEST 3D STEREOGRAPHY – ANIMATED:
“How to Train Your Dragon”
DreamWorks Animation (DWA)
The International 3D Society previously partnered with the People’s Choice Awards, where nominees in the category of “People’s Choice™ Awards in 3D” were announced during the January 6, 2011, telecast of that event. Fans voted online through January 23, 2011 selecting the two, People’s Choice™ Awards in 3D” winners below:
2010 “PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: FAVORITE 3D LIVE ACTION MOVIE:”
2011 PEOPLE’S CHOICE ™ AWARD: “FAVORITE 3D ANIMATED MOVIE:”
“Toy Story 3”
The Walt Disney Studios
Lifetime Achievement Lenny Lipton
Harold Lloyd Award James Cameron
3D Video Game Call of Duty: Black Ops
3D TV Music Series Guitar Center
3D Television Award:
Entertainment/Music Dance, Dance, Dance
3D Talent Award Jay Baruchel, as “Hiccup” in “How to Train Your Dragon”
DreamWorks Animation (DWA)
The International 3D Society representatives told The Hollywood Reporter that the winners of the Lumiere Awards were selected by the voting of more than 400 society members.
About The International 3D Society: The International 3D Society, was established to advance the arts and technologies of stereoscopic 3D content and its innovators. For more information visit http://www.international3dsociety.com
Photos Courtesy and (C) 2011 by Celebrity Photographer Gisele Reibeiro from PartyBy5.com & PrPhotos.com and Daniela Hubbard from PRPhotos.com & Daniela Hubbard Photography for Diversity News Publications. (C) 2011 By Diversity News Publications. For Licensing please email email@example.com All Rights Are Reserved.
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter
The 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala Celebrating the 83rd Annual Oscar Awards Sponsored by Richard Mille
Edward Lozzi & Associates PR announced “The 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala Celebrating the 83rd Annual Oscar Awards sponsored by Richard Mille.” The event will be held on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom from 4:00 pm to down.
Last’s year over 60 Nominees including Oscar winners attended, some of them were: Tom Sizemore, Ryan O’Neil, Ron Perlman, Billie Burke(Twilight), Peter Facinelli(Twilight), Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), Jennie Garth, Michael Nouri, Traci Lords, Armand Asante, Bo Derek, John Corbett, Michael Clark Duncan, Joey Pantoliano, Tia Carrere, Robert Carradine, Annie Wersching(star of “24″) and Gloria Allred with client Veronica Siwik-Daniels aka Joslyn James-(Tiger Woods girlfriend).
Expected are Sean Astin, Krista Allen, Ed Asner, Jason Alexander, Powers Boothe, Daniel Baldwin, Jermain Jackson, Timothy Busfield, Joe Bologna, Susan Blakely, John Corbet, Keith Carradine, David Hasselhoff, James Cromwell, Stephen Collins, Michael Chiklis, David Carradine, Joanna Cassidy, Richard Dreyfuss, Kevin Dillon, Lolita Davidovich, Robert Davi, Bruce Davison, Lou & Carla Ferrigno, Frances Fisher, Dave Foley, Peter Fonda, Jon Favreau, Joley Fisher, Robert Forster, Jeff Garlin, James Darren, Carla Gugino, Dominick Dunne(in memorium), Lou Gossett Jr., Dennis Haysbert, Dule Hill, Cheryl Hines, Monty Hall, Harry Hamlin, Marilu Henner, Ken Howard, Jack Klugman, Richard Karn, Martin Landau, Ron Livingston, Hal Linden, Richard Lewis, Sharon Lawrence, Michael Lerner, Matthew Modine, Chris McDonald, Camryn Manheim, Dylan McDermott, Jesse Metcalfe, Ming-Na, Judd Nelson, Kevin Nealon, Danielle Panabaker, Kevin Pollak, Stephanie Powers, Michelle Phillips, Lou Diamond Phillips, Freddie Rodriguez, Jason Ritter, Brande Roderick, Adam Rodriguez, Pat Richardson, George Segal, Fred Savage, John Schneider, Tony Shaloub, Kevin Sorbo, Rob Schneider, Amber Tamblyn, Jennifer Tilly and the GEICO Caveman.
In honor and tribute to Anna Nicole Smith who used to attend the event, the event organizers since she passes away have been inviting over 75 playboy playmates and playboy models. Also events organizers announced the they expect from 150 to 200 people to attend the event and it will be broadcast Beverly Hills Courier TV.
Some of the Academy Oscar Nominees and past Winners who have attended int he past were: Jamie Foxx, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Danny Aiello, Jennifer Tilly, Linda Blair, Michael Lerner, Sally Kirkland, Gary Busey, Bruce Davison, , Richard Dreyfuss, Cathy Moriarty, Kathleen Quinlan, Eric Roberts, Lynn Redgrave, Robert Forster, Diane Ladd, Caroll Baker, Rip Torn, Charles Durning, Dean Stockwell, Robert Stack, Theodore Bikel, Don Murray, Cliff Robertson, William H. Macy, Samantha Eggar, Kevin McCarthy, Glynis Johns, Terry Moore, Burt Young, Karen Black, Eddie Albert, George Chakiris, James Cromwell, Red Buttons, Ernest Borgnine, Anthony Franciosa, Shirley Jones, Elliott Gould, Tony Curtis, Martin Landau, David Paymer, Robert Loggia, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, Rod Steiger, Brenda Vaccaro, Shirley Knight, James Whitmore, Shelley Winters, Pat Morita, Patricia Neal, Stuart Whitman, Carrie Snodgrass, Seymour Cassel, Lesley Ann Warren, Russ Tamblyn, Maximillian Schell, Sally Kellerman and Mickey Rooney.
The Beverly Hills Hotel Crystal Ballroom is located at 9641 Sunset Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Celebrities are expected in the red carpet at 4:00 pm and if you are interested in purchasing tickets for $1,000 per seat. Call for more information at 310-446-5416. Also about the event visit www.nightof100stars.com, for event sponsor http://richard-mille.com/ and publicist at http://www.lozzipr.com
Editor’s Note: Photos Courtesy and (C) 2011 By Edward Lozzi & Associates. Diversity News and for Examiner.com will be covering this event. So come back for more and please leave comments, share article. Thanks
Paparazzi Comedy where the stars come to laugh out loud! Paparazzi Comedy will host a Comedy night Oscar Pre-Party while making it’s debut at The Canal Club, located at 2025 Pacific Avenue in Venice, California 90291 on February 24th from 8:00 pm -11:00 pm.
As seen at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, the event hosted by “Kente Scott” (BET, Comedy Central, Antwon Fisher) and headliner Kristi McHugh (Laugh Factory, Improv, Ice House, Las Vegas Hard Rock Café).
Featuring the following comedians: Janet Rousseau (actress & comedian, The Division, In The House, Strong Medicine, Sparks, featured in the movie A Women’s Choice on www.Thirdreel.com by Mekhi Phifer), Jonas Garvin (Rock & Roll the Movie, Tyra Banks Show, Laugh Factory, Ice House, Improv, Jon Lovitz Comedy Club), Melissa Shoshani (Laugh Factory, Jon Lovitz Comedy Club), Fire Fighter Billy Barnes (Jon Lovitz, Wild N Out Wednesdays, Model Venice Beach Fire Fighters LAFD #63 2011 Calendar), and Chris Dunham (Jon Lovitz Comedy Club).
Event Produced by Gisele (Martin Lawrence Rebound, Celebrity Photographer Splash News/PR Photos). Event photos coverage by PRPhotos & Partyby5.com and media coverage by Diversity News Magazine and LA County Events Examiner of Examiner.com.
The Event is Free if you arrive before 8:00 pm and if you RSVP to PaparazzziComedy@yahoo.com, otherwise $5 cover charge after. Happy Hour Drinks and food prices until 10:00 pm.
Celebrities invited and expected to attend include: Grammy award winning Producer Fanatic (Will Smith, Little Kim, Biggie, Beyonce), R &B Artist Courtney Lemmon, LA’s Finest Venice Beach Fire Fighters, Actress Tish Roberts (“Stand In”, NBC’S hit T.V. show “Community”, “Criminal Minds Suspect Behavior”, “True Blood” and “Lie To Me” with Tim Roth), Actress Thushari Jayasekera (Pinky on NBC’s Outsourced TV Show), Patty McCall, (author of Unmasking the Pain Within), Actor/Rapper Lil Mirkk, Lisa Ann Vombrack (writer/actress and co-founder of The Pain Foundation), Audrey Genevieve Holland ( Dream Works, Laika), Joslyn Pennywell (America’s
Next Top Model), Stevie Mack (HBO, Last Comic Standing, Stevie Mack Radio), Dr. Cherilyn Lee (Michael Jackson former nurse, Access Hollywood), Ronnie Warner (This Christmas, Puff Puff Pass) and many more. Also special guest appearances by Vincent Ward (True Blood), Joe Torry, Celebrity Video host AP1Nabillion (Welcome2Cali.com), Mari Morrow (Big Mommas, Like Father Like son, National Security), Kym Whitley (College Road Trip, I Love You Man), Jamie Hilfiger (Super Model), Igal Dahan (Celebrity Jeweler) and more.
The Canal Club is located at 2025 Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA, adjacent to James Beach famous for the movie “I Love You Man”. Street parking or Valet available. Arrive early, limited seating. For more information call 310-823-3878 or visit website at http://www.jamesbeach.com.
Paparazzi Comedy is also at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club 1000 Universal City Walk, Universal City, CA 91608. Please check the Jon Lovitz website for dates at www.thejonlovitzcomedyclub.com
Former American Idol Season 3 Winner Fantasia makes her own custom Shake at Millions of Milkshakes on November 24, 2010 in Culver City, CA. Her shake consists of ‘The Southern Paradise Shake’ which comes with Strawberries, Pineapple, Coconut and Vanilla Cream.
Fantasia took photos with her daughter Dion Barrino.
Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984) commonly known as Fantasia, is an American R&B/pop singer, Broadway and television actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. She has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards. After playing the part of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, she has been cast to be in the film adaptation of the musical.
In 2004, she released her debut single, “I Believe“, which debuted at the top spot of theBillboard Hot 100. Subsequently, she released her debut album, Free Yourself, which went on to be certified Platinum by the RIAA and garnered Barrino four Grammy nominations in 2006. In 2006, she released her second album, Fantasia, which featured the number-one R&B hit “When I See U“. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA and received three Grammy nominations in 2008. She then played the part of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple. Her third studio album, Back to Me, was released worldwide on August 24, 2010 and features the top-ten R&B hit “Bittersweet“. For more information visit: http://www.fantasiaofficial.com/us/home
Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasia_Barrino & Hollywood TV
Editor’s Note: Photos Courtesy of Gisele Rebeiro from Party By 5
Ray Charles Star is located at 6777 Hollywood Blvd in the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame street.
Ray Charles Jr. and family in conjunction with FSCM Bank & FSCM Milestone Mortgage remember Ray Charles on the date he was born.
Some of the family and friends who attended the celebration were Aaron Joshua, Ray Charles Jr., and Emile Auguste Jr. Ray Charles Jr and family received commendation from the City of Los Angeles and The Senate on behalf of Ray Charles.
Ray Charles was born on September 23, 1930 and passed away on June 10, 2004, his real and legal name was Ray Charles Robinson. For more information about Ray Charles visit http://raycharles.com/
About Ray Charles:
Ray Charles Robinson (Born September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), better known by his shortened stage name Ray Charles, was an American musician. Ray was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm & blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings with Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate country and pop musicduring the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his Modern Sounds albums. While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-Americanmusicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company.]
On Saturday, September 18, 2010 it was the boxing fight with Mosley vs. Mora at the Staples Center and then after the fight couple hundreds of fans walked, including celebrities (actors, producers) and other boxers to celebrate a good cause at the ESPN Zone for the “Sugar Shane Mosley Hosted Post Reception Benefiting Diamonds Love Foundation” event.
“The event was great good people beside the best in Hollywood. The event was great and had fun with my Industry peers. Thanks to ESPN Zone, Diversity News, PRPhotos.com, Koi Sojer great photographer and all media including the event coordinators thank you for the great night in L.A.” Said Actor/Producer Lil Mirkk.
The event was announced to be hosted by Larenz Tate & Cuba Gooding Jr. who never acknowledge the media on the red carpet.
“As an actor/athlete, I had the opportunity to watch the fight and be apart of the post reception benefiting Diamond’s Love Foundation after party. It was a honor to meet Mr. Sugar Shane Mosley.” Said actor Sonny Valens. The celebrities and personalities started to line up the red carpet from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm organized byReyna Trevino of Trevino Enterprises with cooperation with Yvette Morales of YM & Associates PR | Marketing | Business Development -”For the ARTS” After the red carpet performances were held from 12:00 am inside the venue by Paloma, Tank and Le Toya Luckett. The confirmed and expected celebrities were Oscar de la Hoya (It do not show up only his army of group representing Golden Boy Productions), Bernard Hopkins, J Prince, Black Eyed Peas (neither a show), Jenna Jameson, Tito Ortiz, Brooke Hogan, Anthony Anderson, KISS (never saw them), T Lopez (yes she was around) and to add to this list was doctor an now producer and actor Mark Valinsky and Lil Mirkk real name Joel W. Gonzales, actor Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Quinton Aaron of The (Blind Side) Movie, Vincent Ward (True Blood), actor Sonny Valens and oh course the host Sugar Shane Mosley.
About Diamonds Love Foundation: It was founded by the Mosley Family in 2010. Diamond’s Love Foundation was formed to honor Diamond J. Johnson, nephew of Sugar Shane Mosley. It is recognized as a nonprofit public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. DISCLOSURE to Donors of Diamonds Love Foundation regarding Pending IRS Non-Profit Application.: Diamonds Love Foundation Corporation is operating as a Tax Exempt organization while the Organization Form 1023 is waiting for approval from IRS. Contributions will be charitable deductible operating under the 501(c) (3). DISCLAIMER: This statement is not a substitute for the legal advice of an attorney, but general information Their Mission Statement: The Diamonds Love Foundation provides support to community based organizations that promote education, physical and mental health, fitness and nutrition, and improving the social quality of life for the community. Their Own Philosophy: Our philosophy is to uplift and motivate the community by giving them the right tools that are necessary to improve their lives and those around them. For more information about this organization visit www.diamondslovefoundation.org/
Editor’s Note: Advise: Please check with CA Attorney General and Secretary of State about “non profit organizations”. We want to thanks Yvette Morales of YM & Associates PR | Marketing | Business Development -”For the ARTS” and Reyna Trevino for the invite but when we walked and asked her media check in person for a wrist band badge he refuse to provide at the time and yes the red carpet was out of control. We refuse to take pictures of couple people because they were blocking our view. I want to thanks my new friends I make of PRPhotos.Com and Party By 5. To the Publicists you need to treat us the media/press and photographers people better or pay us for been there covering your events, because you are getting pay by sponsors and your clients. Thanks
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