There are numerous dog bite cases in the Philippines. Once you have been bitten by a dog, you have to take a series of anti-rabies injections, and worst case is if you have to undergo surgery.
A dog has its own instinct to defend itself from any danger, so we should be aware of the simple triggers that can cause them to attack.
Actress-singer Antoinette Cherish Taus recently posted on her Facebook account that she had been attacked by a dog, a Chow-Chow breed on Saturday evening.
The dog had bitten her on the left forearm, left thigh, and right breast. And it took two hours for her left forearm to undergo surgery and suturing.
“I am currently confined and recovering from dog bites on my left forearm, left thigh, and right breast. I was attacked by a chow-chow on Saturday evening while at a family wedding in Baguio. My left forearm suffered the worst and took two hours of surgery and suturing.”
Antoinette also posted some pictures of her arm after the surgery. According to her, as she describes her wound, there were fatty tissues hanging out from her open wound and she can even see the tendons in her wrist. And she was so lucky that there was no permanent damage and no arteries or nerves were harmed.
“These are photos of my arm after surgery when my bandages were being changed. But initially, when it first happened, there was some fat hanging out of the wound and I could even see the tendon in my wrist. Luckily, there’s no permanent damage and no arteries or nerves were harmed.”
The dog is perfectly fine and thanks to her animal lover instincts she didn’t allow herself to harm the dog that attacked her. But then, it left an unforgettable experience and she was traumatized, most especially with a chow-chow breed.
Because of the experience, the actress gave a reminder to all who are thinking of getting a dog. “Please do consider adoption and give abandoned dogs a chance,” she said.
I am currently confined and recovering from dog bites to my left forearm, left thigh, and right breast. I was attacked…
Maybe they should think of adopting dogs rather than buying expensive breeds. According to her, in some parts of the United States, they don’t allow dogs to be purchased in pet stores.
Halloween is in approaching and binge-watching is one of the things to do when this holiday comes. These are the timeless Filipino horror movies that will makes you scream with terror every time.
The Road (2011)
Directed by Yam Laranas
This is a psychological thriller that will make you want to watch it again and again. The story is about teenagers (Barbie Forteza, Lexi Fernandez and Derrick Monasterio) who went missing after a joyride gone wrong along a haunted and abandoned road. Luis Medina (TJ Trinidad) is the investigator assigned to the case. While he was investigating, he finds the decaying body of another victim in the same road. The body used to belong to one of the two sisters who went missing ten years before. Digging further, Luis will get himself into a mystery full of brutality and murders.
Directed by Yam Laranas
This is another psychological thriller that will make you think what is the main story and what is not. The story is about Marvin (Richard Guiterrez) savoring his independence by moving into his own appartment. Although he likes his apartment, he wakes up at night because of screams of help at the middle of the night. At the end of the hallway of his floor lives Bert (Jomari Yllana), Anna (Iza Calzado) and her little daughter, Lara (Ella Guevarra). Bert, usually drunk, always suspects Anna on cheating on him which leads to him beating her causing the disturbances. Anna usually asks for help from Jude (James Blanco) who lives in the middle of the hallway.
Directed by Chito S. Roño
This story is about the superstition in which one should not get married in the same year that an immediate relative dies or no siblings should be married within the year. The story is about two women, Sandy (Kris Aquino) and Diana (Claudine Barretto) who gets married. They are both haunted by a ghostly flower girl who asks for a life in order to break the curse.
The Healing (2012)
Directed by Chito S. Roño
This is another Filipino horror film that will confuse you but surely will make you want to see it again. Seth (Vilma Santos) took her father to a fate healer, Manang Elsa (Daria Ramirez), after he suffered from a stroke. After her father regained his strength, his miraculous healing astounded the whole neighborhood. A handful of people came to Seth and asked her for help to bring them to Manang Elsa. When she did, they started to face a curse they didn’t know they cast on themselves.
Feng Shui (2004)
Directed by Chito S. Roño
When someone stares and sees themselves in the Bagua mirror, they get killed according to their Chinese zodiac sign. Joy (Kris Aquino) found the bagua mirror inside a bus left by a man. She later shows the Bagua to Aling Biring (Luz Fernandez) who tells Joy that she should keep it because it will drive away evil spirits and bring good luck to their family. Joy finds out that Aling Biring was killed because of leptospirosis and the man who left the Bagua was hit by a Rabbit Liner bus. She now has to save herself, her friends and her family in being affected by the curse.
Directed by Erik Matti
This is the most recent horror film in this list. It is truly horrifying because of its relation to the religious beliefs of many here in the Philippines. The story is about a little girl, Anghela Sta. Ana (Rhed Bustamante), who heals people miraculously. When she heals someone, black gooey liquid drips from her mouth. Padre Ricardo (Neil Ryan Sese) gets suspicious about the nun who accompanies her, Sister Cecilia (Phoebe Walker). But the issue does not just stop here because there is a lot of mystery surrounding Anghela, who she is and what she does.
Directed by Mike de Leon
Jun (Tommy Abuel), a photographer, befriended a strange woman named Teresa (Charo Santos) in his hometown during Holy Week. When Teresa started acting weird, Jun and her mother asked for help from a spiritualist or medium. They find out that Teresa is being possessed by a potentially dangerous spirit.
Directed by Mike Tuviera
Joyce (Angel Locsin) was a caregiver in a local elderly home. She broke up with her obsessive boyfriend, Roman (Oyo Sotto). As a final request, Roman asked Joyce to drive him home with his car. The two got into a tragic accident killing Roman and injuring Joyce. Alex (Dennis Trillo), a call center agent, had feelings for Joyce but didn’t act on it. He comforted Joyce in such a hard time, instead. After a few days, Joyce receives texts from Roman’s number considering it as a cruel prank. Or is it?
‘Wag Kang Lilingon (2006)
Directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng and Quark Henares
This movie has recurring themes that tie down both Angel (Kristine Hermosa) and Melissa (Anne Curtis) together: the spirits that haunts them, the mirror and the house. There may be many spirits haunting them, there is only one culprit. It all started when Angel lit a candle in front of a mirror with her little sister, Nina (Celine Lim). Apparently, they opened a portal between the two worlds.
Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara (1995)
Directed by Chito S. Roño
Barbara (Lorna Tolentino) had always been a loving sister to Ruth (Dawn Zulueta). Barbara loved her so much that she even sacrificed the guy that she loved, Nick (Tonton Guiterrez). When Nick and Ruth got married, Barbara fled to the United States just to start a new life and try to give Nick some time to fall in love with Ruth. After a few years of their marriage, Ruth still suspected Nick of harboring feelings for her sister. In a jealous range, she committed suicide by stabbing herself with a huge piece of a broken mirror. The suicide was witnessed by her daughter, Karen (Antoinette Taus) who had become unstable. Barbara comes back to the Philippines and face her past haunting her, in more ways than one.
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Click was a Philippine television drama series broadcast by GMA Network. It aired from December 4, 1999 to July 24, 2004. The show revolves around a clique of friends with unique personalities facing the challenges of being a teenager. They battle against pains, struggles, challenges and discoveries of teenage life.
The show earned “Best Youth Oriented Show, PMPC Star Awards for Television” in 2002, 2003 and 2004, “Best Youth Drama Program, Catholic Mass Media Awards” in 2002 and “Anak TV Seal Award Winner” in 2003 and 2004. The show jump-started the careers of these celebrities:
ROXANNE BARCELO as Toni
She is now cast in Wildflower as the secondary antagonist, “Nathalie Alcantara.”
JAMES BLANCO as Anton
Best New Male Personality Winner, PMPC Star Awards for TV 2000
He now has a wife whose a New Zealand native and three kids; one daughter and two sons.
ANGELIKA DELA CRUZ as Oli
She is now a wife to Orion Caesario and has two children. She is cast in “Ika-6 na Utos” as Geneva Takashi.
ALESSANDRA DE ROSSI as Ian
Her most recent and most notable role as an actress was Lea in the movie, “Kita kita.”
DANICA SOTTO as Kara
She is now a wife to Marc Pingris and a mother to Michel and Caela.
ANTOINETTE TAUS as Allie
She left the Philippines and stayed in Los Angeles to pursue American show business. Now, she came back to resume her career.
CHYNNA ORTALEZA as Mimi
She is now marries to Kean Cipriano and they have one daughter, Stellar, together.
WOWIE DE GUZMAN as Hector
He was cast as one of the warriors to protect Malia in “La Lune Sangre.” He was married to Sheryl Ann Reyes. They have a daughter together but unfotunately, she died after a month of giving birth.
WENDELL RAMOS as Ben
He is currently cast as Raul Torillo in “Wildflower.” He is married, has one son and one daughter.
RICHARD GUITERREZ as Enzo & ANGEL LOCSIN as Charley
They used to be a love team but now they are both cast in “La Luna Sangre.” Guiterrez as the Supremo and Locsin as the hybrid vampire and werewolf, Lady in Red. Guiterrez is now engaged to Sarah Lahbati. They already have a son, Zion and expecting another baby boy.
KAREN DELOS REYES as Weng
She just gave to a baby boy in October 2017. Her most recent role was in “Sakaling Hindi Makarating” with Alessandra de Rossi.
JAKE CUENCA as Tryke
He will be the new ‘Lizardo,’ the mortal enemy of Flavio in “Ang Panday.”
IYA VILLANIA – ARELLANO as Sydney and DREW ARELLANO as Gilbert
They were both cast in the show but now they are happily married and have a son named, Primo.
JENNYLYN MERCADO as Carol
Her most recent role is in the TV series, “Dear Uge” as Cynthia. She is now a proud mother of Alex Jazz.
MARK HERRAS as Migs
His most recent role was in a TV series, “Dear Uge” as Nestor.
YASMIEN KURDI as Leilani
BIANCA KING as Marnie
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Following the controversy involving the deaths of famous movie directors and alleged poor working conditions in the entertainment industry, actress Antoinette Taus has made a stunning revelation about ABS-CBN.
In a lengthy Facebook post on April 4, Taus talked about the challenges of working for the Philippine entertainment industry. This includes working more than 24 hours , rehearsing for a dance number for only 15 minutes before going live on TV, and singing lyrics to an unfamiliar song using nothing but an idiot board as your guide.
But through the years, Taus noted that there had been numerous improvements to the system. Unlike before, the entire cast as well as the production team are now provided air-conditioned tents. Back then, Taus disclosed that only artists with their personal vans experienced such luxuries.
Taus wrote: “I remember the days seeing co-actors resting outdoors in the heat or in stuffy rooms packed with people. It’s just not a good working space. It’s puzzling how it seems that when it comes to showbiz, there are just so many exceptions and people tend to allow things that in normal day to day life would be unacceptable. It’s almost sad really. I truly believe in equality and in being fair. It IS a job like anything else. And people should not be treated less or more than any other normal work space or environment.”
But it was her working experience with Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) last week that totally changed Taus’s view of the system. Instead of being asked to do taping for just two days, Taus was surprised to discover that they will be given three days for the episode. Initially, Taus thought something was wrong with the set up since an additional taping day would cost the network a lot of money.
“Taping days are being added which greatly affects the networks budgeting. This may seem to be such a negative aspect from the network’s point of view. But honestly, this will pay off in the long run for many different reasons,” Taus explained.
According to Taus, such change is a win-win situation since it will result in happier and healthier employees that will translate to better work output.
“But with the extra time, the work has the opportunity to push itself to the limits of its excellence. Artists are given the chance to really create something profound and timeless.”
The 35-year-old actress added, “This is just the beginning, and I can’t wait to see the transformation of the Philippine entertainment industry happen before my eyes. I have always believed that Filipino artists are some of the most gifted in the world. If only we could be given a better platform to showcase our work, we could really make the worldwide entertainment realm shine a whole lot brighter.”
Furthermore, Taus disclosed that she is grateful to ABS-CBN for pioneering the change in the system.