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Daniel Matsunaga will not return his honorary degree: “I’m just a recipient of the award”

Daniel Matsunaga will not return his honorary degree: “I’m just a recipient of the award”

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  • Daniel Matsunaga said that he will not return his honorary degree given by a religious school in Gapan, Nueve Ecija.
  • He said that he was saddened with all the hate he and his family have been getting, but he’s blessed to receive the recognition.

Model-actor Daniel Matsunaga admitted that he was affected by the recent issue of Brethren Evangelical School of Theology (BEST) which the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) deemed unauthorized.

Matsunaga was one of 18 graduates who received the Doctor of Humanities Major in Community Services and Development from BEST, which is a religious institution.

He stated that he felt disappointed not because of the issue of the school, but all the bashing towards him and his family.

“Siyempre nalungkot kami, with all the hating and bashing towards me and my family. One thing I have to say is I’m just a recipient of the award.”

Matsunaga also said that he didn’t expect BEST to grant him an award as he only wants to help other people.

“I don’t know what are the criteria or anything, but I’ve been helping in my own ways …from the bottom of my heart all those charities from different cities in the Philippines. I do it not to tell the public, not to tell everyone …but unfortunately those bashing happen.

“I’m sure, they went to my background, they checked and there was a reason for me receiving the award.”

But in spite of all the criticisms, he admitted that he has no plans of returning the award.

“I’m really happy and blessed to have received that award and I will never say or think that I will give the award back. Of course, not. It is a blessing for my life no matter what. It means a lot to me and it means a lot to my family too.”

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“Wag nang manlaban, isuko na ang alagang hayop!” Celebrities and PAWS call out ‘Oplan “Dog” Hang’

“Wag nang manlaban, isuko na ang alagang hayop!” Celebrities and PAWS call out ‘Oplan “Dog” Hang’

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  • Celebrities reacted to ‘Oplan “Dog”Hang’ by a barangay in Novaliches.
  • PAWS stated that they condemn such campaign.
  • Barangay captain explained that it was only used to call out irresponsible pet owners.

A poster from a barangay in Novaliches, Quezon City received backlash after calling an operation to surrender dogs to a pound “Oplan Dog-Hang“.

In a poster that went viral on social media websites, it read, “Wag nang manlaban, isuko na ang alagang hayop! Upang hindi na makapinsala at makadumi sa kapaligiran.”

Well known personalities were shocked by such a project and expressed their disappointment through their social media pages.

Kapuso actress Carla Abellana posted on Instagram saying that officials Christian Cando, Agnes Cando, and Arnie Cando should be “ashamed” of putting their names and faces on such “illegal campaign“.

Daniel Matsunaga then posted Carla’s post in his Instagram stories.

Agot Isidro also tweeted about the campaign saying that they should just teach responsible pet ownership instead.

WTH??? Pati aso? 😡😡😡

Why not teach responsible pet ownership? Or hold free neutering and spaying?

Grabe, walang katinuan! Sino ba mga ito??? Magkakapangalan, alam na!

Heart Evangelista also expressed her disagreement to the program.

This is so WRONG.

‘PAWS releases statement’

Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) released a statement condemning the initiative of Barangay Capri.

They stated that the use of the term “dog”-hang — “whether as an allusion to ‘tokhang’ or as a way to encourage violent acts towards animals” — is wrong.

PAWS condemns the Oplan “Dog” Hang launched by Barangay Capri, Novaliches QC.

The use of the term “dog”-hang whether as an allusion to “tokhang” (used colloquially to mean “to summarily kill someone”) or as a way to encourage violent acts towards animals (ie. “hang”) as a means of animal control is wrong.

Animal control or collection of strays must be done humanely under the Animal Welfare Act (RA 8485, as amended by RA 10631).

Using “tokhang” to refer to the killing or rounding up of animals who have not committed any crime is unfair and ignorant. Its message is also dangerous and irresponsible as the poster gives the impression that inhumane acts towards strays are acceptable.

By telling the public to surrender their animals to the pound, Barangay Capri officials encourage pet abandonment instead of educating them to become responsible pet owners.

‘Barangay captain explains’

According to a report by GMA News Online, Barangay Capri captain Christian Cando was the one who came up with “Dog-hang”. He stated that it was just used to call out negligent pet owners.

“Ang kinokondena po namin dito ay ‘yung irresponsible owner at hindi ‘yung animals nila.”

They have taken down the controversial poster but stated that the initiative will push through.

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Nueva Ecija school which gave Daniel Matsunaga a doctorate degree unauthorized by CHED

Nueva Ecija school which gave Daniel Matsunaga a doctorate degree unauthorized by CHED

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  • The school which gave Daniel Matsunaga a doctorate degree was revealed to be unauthorized by CHED.
  • It was said that the school never applied for the said authorization.

Daniel Matsunaga recently posted about finally getting a doctorate degree in Gapan, Nueva Ecija from Brethren Evangelical School of Theology (BEST).

But controversy sparked as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) clarified on Tuesday that BEST is not authorized and has not been issued a permit to operate. This means that the degree that Matsunaga, and other recipients such as lawyers, educators, and public servants, were given does not hold water.

CHED added that BEST is not recognized as a Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the country. According to CHED officer-in-charge and spokesperson Prospero de Vera, the school did not even apply for the said permit.

Video courtesy of Daniel Matsunaga (Instagram)

“Based on CHED records, the school has never applied for an authority to operate from the Commission and is not recognized as a Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the Philippines.”

They added that BEST’s awarding of the honoris causa degree is considered as a violation of the agency’s policies which is stated in the CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 19, series of 2014, also known as the  “Enhanced Policies and Guidelines on the Conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degrees by HEIs.”

According to the CMO, doctorate degrees may only be granted by HEIs that have existed for at least 25 years.

BEST has not yet made an official statement as of this writing.

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Cristine Reyes takes on possible sexy scenes in “Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted”

Cristine Reyes takes on possible sexy scenes in “Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted”

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  • No more sexy roles for Cristine Reyes?
  • Cristine Reyes sets own limitations on future roles

As a mother to the lovely Amarah, Cristine Reyes is now more conscious to the roles she accepts.

No more sexy roles?

In an interview during the BlogCon of OctoArts’ latest horror offering, Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted, Cristine bravely answered the issues being thrown at her, whether she will continue portraying sexy roles or not. She sets her own limitations, she said.

Even though, her husband, Ali Khatibi has always been very supportive of her, she has to keep in mind that everything she does will reflect to their daughter.

“Wala naman siyang binabawal,” Cristine answered if Ali is forcing her not to accept daring roles. “Ang sa kanya lang, parang kung gagawa man ako ng isang project, make sure na it’s something that Amarah (their daughter) will be proud of dahil iba na ngayon,” she added.

Is she missing her roles back then?

“Kung noon, kahit ano, kaya kong gawin dahil wala naman akong iniisip na anak at asawa. Pero ngayon, dahil kasal kami, may asawa na ako, may anak ako, siyempre, lahat ng desisyon na gagawin ko ngayon, kailangan ‘yung makakabuti rin para sa kanila,” Cristine answered.

Thankful enough

The 28-year-old Kapamilya actress is truly grateful for the blessings being showered on her. With back to back films in a month, she cannot help but be thankful.

Prior to SOTG2, Cristine takes lead on Star Cinema’s Seven Sundays.

Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted will hit the theaters nationwide on November 1. Let’s see how Cristine will take us to the fright train with Daniel Matsunaga, Benjamin Alves, Janine Gutierrez, Ahron Villaflor, Ashley Ortega, Enrico Cuenca and introducing Maxine Medina, directed by Joey Reyes.

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Daniel Matsunaga joins Celebrity Tuna Revolution to Get the Strength to Enjoy Life

Daniel Matsunaga joins Celebrity Tuna Revolution to Get the Strength to Enjoy Life

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Being a celebrity isn’t exactly all glitz and glamour. For one, they need to juggle a lot of tasks including taping, TV guestings, trainings, and sometimes school. Of course, maintaining a fit body is a must for these celebrities and it takes more than hard work and discipline in order to accomplish this.

To achieve a healthy and sexy body, these celebrities like Brapanese model and PBB Big Winner Daniel Matsunaga need to live a healthy lifestyle, workout, do a couple of sports, and eat healthy.

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So where exactly does Daniel get the strength to do all of these?

The health buff, who regularly participates in professional football as well as Spartan race, draws his strength from his daily diet that includes his favorite San Marino Tuna Flakes, the perfect source of high quality protein. Believing that being healthy is 30% from the physical activities we do and 70% comes from the food we eat, Daniel consumes tuna just after working out.

“I always bring a can of tuna to help on my daily protein requirements. How much our body needs depends on our weight. As for me, I weigh 85 kilos… so I need mga 165 grams of protein per day. San Marino Tuna Flakes helps me meet my daily protein needs.”

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Aside from giving us the energy we need, tuna provides us health benefits by controlling our weight, lowering our blood pressure, improving our mood, as well as reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Daniel along with athletic celebrity influencers like Divine Lee, Viktor Basa, Phoemela Baranda, Ginger Conejero, Bubbles Paraiso, Dani Barretto, Marc Nelson, and the Teng brothers have decided to get strength to enjoy life from the easy-to-open-can of San Marino Tuna Flakes. 

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Like Daniel, get your go-to-protein and energy fix from the only brand with a green label and “Protein for Life Logo” San Marino Tuna Flakes.

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Top 10 Moments That Show Why Daniel Matsunaga is a Real Winner

Top 10 Moments That Show Why Daniel Matsunaga is a Real Winner

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Daniel Matsunaga is undeniably one of the best looking hunks of the year, with many calling him “God’s gift to women” for 2014. Well, that might be a little cheesy but Daniel is truly a great guy and a real winner.

Despite him not being Filipino by blood, he considers himself “a Filipino by heart”, which is really great in my humble opinion. After all, there are thousands of Pinoys who would rather be identified with a different race, yet here comes this hunk of a guy, casually saying he is Pinoy by heart. I’m quite sure thousands of stars (and hearts!) were falling when he made that statement on TV.

We’ve compiled here the top 10 moments why Daniel is a real winner, in no particular order:

1. He looks awesome as leading man

As a Kapatid star, Daniel looked absolutely awesome as a leading man. Here’s a teaser photo for TV5’s 6-week mini-series, Misibis Bay, in 2013:

Ritz Azul and Daniel Matsunaga for "Misibis Bay" Photo credit: Showbiz Nest
Ritz Azul and Daniel Matsunaga for “Misibis Bay”
Photo credit: Interaksyon

2. He cries!

C’mon! That should really be a good trait because he is so sure of himself that he does not mind crying – in front of millions of TV viewers at that! – when he was declared as the big winner for the PBB All In! Some insecure guys might have been laughing at him then for crying, but I bet my next paycheck thousands of female hearts melted when they saw this hunk break down and act deliciously (???) human.

Daniel Matsunaga hugs sister Vanessa Photo credit: Bandera/Inquirer
Daniel Matsunaga hugs sister Vanessa
Photo credit: ABS-CBN PR

3. He brought his sister to the Star Magic Ball

These two are truly wonderful siblings – they hugged each other when Daniel won at PBB, then he proudly had her in his arms during the Star Magic Ball.

Photo credit: PEP
During the Star Magic Ball
Photo credit: PEP

4. He strives to be excellent, work or play.

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Photo credit: imgkid

5. He looks fantastic as brand ambassador/endorser

Daniel is the new Brand Ambassador for San Marino Tuna Flakes – and he certainly is the brand’s perfect choice.

Photo credit: Jon Run
Photo credit: Jon Run

6. He loves outdoor sports

We have to admit it: women are really attracted to sporty hunks.

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Photo credit: Tumblr

7. At Cosmo’s Bachelor Bash

Daniel doesn’t have to do any gimmicks to get the crowd’s attention.

Photo credit: Noel Jose
Photo credit: Noel Jose

8. He looks great fully clothed

This was supposedly taken sometime in 2010 Photo credit: Pinoy Exchange
This was supposedly taken sometime in 2010
Photo credit: Pinoy Exchange

9. He looks great naked

Photo credit: Cosmo
Photo credit: Cosmo

10. He owns a pack of dogs!

I know at least a hundred girls who would readily volunteer to be his dog walker for these cutesy babies.

Photo credit: Twitter
Photo credit: Twitter

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#BOYPAKYU steals spotlight from Daniel Matsunaga

#BOYPAKYU steals spotlight from Daniel Matsunaga

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A guy with his middle finger pointing upward immediately caught the attention of netizens when focused on national TV while Daniel Matsunaga is delivering his speech as this season’s Big Winner.

Screencap from Twitter
Screencap from Twitter

#BOYPAKYU stole the moment from Daniel effortlessly trended on Twitter nationwide with mixed emotions from netizens:

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Here’s the video of the said incident:

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Daniel Matsunaga is the Big Winner of “Pinoy Big Brother : All In”

Daniel Matsunaga is the Big Winner of “Pinoy Big Brother : All In”

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After spending more than 100 days under the closely monitored Big Brother house, Daniel Matsunaga was proclaimed the Big Winner during the “PBB All In: The Big Night” held earlier tonight, August 24, at the Resorts World Manila. Daniel, the lone man among the Big 4, got the most number of BBS text votes that enabled him to beat the other three female finalists—Maris Rascal, Jane Oineza, and Vickie Rushton.

Photo by Michael Bagtas for ABS-CBNNews.com
Photo by Michael Bagtas for ABS-CBNNews.com

Here’s the final standing of votes for this season:

Daniel Matsunaga, the Hunk of the World was awarded as “Pinoy Big Brother: All In” Big Winner after garnering a total of 11.69% of total number of votes. The ‘Singing Sunshine ng Davao’ Maris Racal came in second place with 3.1% of votes, while ‘Rising Celebriteen ng Pasig’ Jane Oineza was declared third with -0.73% of votes. ‘Lady Mahinhin ng Bacolod’ Vickie Rushton was named fourth Big Placer with -0.78% of votes.

Photo by Michael Bagtas for ABS-CBNNews.com
Photo by Michael Bagtas for ABS-CBNNews.com

Daniel will receive one million pesos, an Asian tour for two, a brand new 30 square-meter condominium unit at the Amaia Steps Novaliches in Brgy. Novaliches, Quezon City and two business franchises.

Here’s the video of the announcement:

Congratulations, Daniel! You deserve it!

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