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Friday, July 3, 2015

Juan Karlos on The Morgan Show

Here is a sneak peek of Juan Karlos JK's guesting on The Morgan Show! Please come back for the full 30 minutes exclusive interview! #JuanKarlosOnTheMorganShow #JKOnTheMorganShow




Wednesday, July 1, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Nationalizes Same-Sex Marriage Equality

It was just a few days ago that the decision was handed down by Justice Kennedy of United States Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. The Supreme Court justices held a decision according to the fourteenth amendment that the states had to recognize same-sex unions and that everyone, regardless of gender and sexual preferences had a right to marry as long as their intent was lawful.

In the flurry of the moment, cheers rang out and rainbow flags were flying, and still are, in support of the decision. In fact, even the White House, for the first time in history, lit up rainbow style on June 26, 2015 to openly commemorate this momentous and widely controversial decision to show their support as well.

The right-wing conservatives are still displeased with the topic at hand, but with the Supreme Court’s ruling there seems little they can do at this point. Rumors have flown with some who hold conservative views calling for impeachment of the justices who supported the overall favorable decision. However, I wouldn’t worry about that anytime soon. There has only ever been one such case of a Supreme Court justice being impeached, and the justice was later acquitted of the offense. With that said, it seems highly unlikely that any impeachment, if it were taken literally and actually moved forward, would truly gain any momentum in the end.

While the majority of the justices agrees on the decision to proceed with same-sex marriage equality across the board, there were a few with dissenting opinions. Such was the case with Justice Thompson, who expressed his concerns over the matter, stating that the decision on same-sex marriage should have been left to the states and not to the Supreme Court as the U.S. Constitution is a constitution of government law and leaves moral issues to the states for decision. He also expressed concerns for the decision made by his colleagues, suggesting that any decision held by the nation’s highest court should hold only to the governing laws regardless of any personal preferences felt by each justice.

Of the remaining dissenting justices, Justice Scalia has, thus far, been the most outspoken against the same-sex marriage decision, calling out his colleagues in sheer mockery for their decision, which he and the minority justices feel is an overreach of the highest court.

Be that as it may, the decision has been made, announced, and celebrated by the LGBT community. In truth, the decision was long overdue. It has been a fight between tooth and nail over the last decade to reach this point. What began at the state level through elections, finished at the highest federal level available.

While there were a few states in the beginning that passed the law initially, some went back and reversed it, while a vast number of others refused to recognize civil same-sex marriages that crossed state lines from one state that accepted the same-sex marriages to the next, which did not. 

There is similar concern among the various denominations of Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, Quaker meeting houses, and such, as some are more willing than others to perform same sex marriages, but here’s the thing to remember. When you are considering a same-sex marriage in a church, keep in mind that this is a religious realm and as such, not all churches will accept gay marriage for religious reasons and due to biblical, or other holy teachings. It truly varies from one church, synagogue, and meeting house to another, as well as one denomination to another. Despite a church’s willingness, or lack thereof, to accept the equality in marriage, the Supreme Court’s decision is still a win for the LGBT community.

There have also been some expressed concerns with children involved in a same-sex family. However, every child needs a loving family, regardless of whether that family consists of a mother and a father, or two mothers, or two fathers. Love is still love in the end.

A part of this movement began with the Defense of Marriage Act, which was signed by President Bill Clinton back in 1996, essentially giving individual states the right to refuse to recognize a same-sex marriage. While the traditional view of marriage has been held for centuries as that being between man and woman only, times have changed as have people, and we need to change with it and finally accept what has been there all along.

As a member of the LGBT community, I cannot express my enthusiasm enough that finally, finally the equal right to love and marry need not be restricted to the traditional realm of man and woman only, but now should also include the once forgotten and once taboo relationships found among same-sex couples. After all, love does not simply apply only to one specific group of people, but rather transcends across the lines, and it is truly a great relief to see that has finally gained the recognition that it ultimately deserves.

Photos courtesy of ibtimes.com and demchron

The Breakup Playlist - Film Review


Sometimes all we want in a movie is a beautiful story delivered with warmth and smiles. A simple movie to make you feel good after watching, without regrets.

and that's how 'The Breakup Playlist' was. 

Stars Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo, under Star Cinema and Viva Films, 'The Breakup Playlist'  is a simple yet insightful film about love, career, family, forgiveness and second chances. It's about learning how to not compromise love with your ideals and insecurities. 

The Breakup Playlist gave me and those who watched already the sense of realism in terms of relationship and romance, Just like music, love can be sad, dark, sweet, or colourful depending on how you will express it.

The film follows the love story of two musicians who broke up because of insecurities. Sarah plays the role of a law student who got recruited to become a lead vocalist in a band with Piolo Pascual. The two became lovers as their careers blossomed. The conflict occured when Piolo started feeling less appreciated. Carried away by his ego, he pushed Sarah away despite the many times of Sarah reminding him that there shouldn't be competiton in love. 3 years later, a recording company offered them to have a reunion concert. With so much hatred in Sarah's heart, will she be able to forgive Piolo and give him a second chance?

The Breakup Playlist, (directed by Dan Villegas and written by Antonette Jadaone) is now showing in all theaters nationwide . Other than the infectious musical vitality, the movie also conveys a uniquely exhilarating romance between Sarah Geronimo and Piolo Pascual who I thought would never work.

Sarah Geronimo is simply the next megastar! Pure, Exquisite, Sparkling and Versatile! No other artist can be so real when it comes to being giddy and happy. She's more mature now in this movie with how she acted out being mad and tired. I seriously can't think of a movie where she has disappointed the audience. 

ABS-CBN has a lot of good looking male celebrities but none can be as Telegenic as Piolo Pascual. He was so amazing that he can create a chemistry with a leading lady 10 years younger than him. I also need to commend him for his outstanding and refined delivery of a character who was feeling down and a failure. 

If I remember it right, there was a moment in Piolo's life when he was almost ready to give up doing movies. Well I hope this honest review would make him feel that the industry still needs someone as bankable as him.

The Breakup Playlist is a decent movie I'm recommeding simply because of the level of reality to it in the performances acted out both by Sarah Geronimo and Piolo Pascual. 

The story allows you to evaluate the relationship that you have now with your partner. If one has hurt you, will just go away that easily? Or if that person who hurt you the most comes back after leaving you for sometime, will you take him back with a promise to not hurt you again? Love can be tiring at times but it's always worth it.

My rating for the movie is 4.5/5

Saturday, June 27, 2015

THE NEW SUN CELLULAR

Sun Cellular changed the telecommunications landscape in 2004 when it offered value-driven and practical offers. It was able to take over a huge amount of market share and beat competition in different aspects. Sun aims to get back on track with the new Sun by making the subscriber realize that they need to choose better.

Sun Cellular offers the Postpaid Plan 450 where you get Unli Calls to Sun, Unli Texts to Sun, 250 Texts to Other Networks and 20 Hours of Data. For more details, visit: http://suncellular.com.ph/postpaid/plans-and-phones/plan-450 

Practicality isn’t just the popular choice to make – it’s the best choice! #ChooseBetter! http://suncellular.com.ph/choosebetter   





Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SMART BRO LTE POCKET WIFI PRICE DROP

There is nothing more exciting than knowing that SMART BRO LTE POCKET WIFI is now only P3,495! That's a 30% mark down in time for the opening of the school year 2015-2016.

SMART Bro offers the fastest LTE speed of up to 42 Mbps. In my location I get an average of 20 mbps to 30 mbps and that's really very Fast and Reliable especially when you need to download music, movies or stream online. 

Every purchase of this Smart Bro LTE Pocket Wifi comes with 7 days unlimited internet surfing. It can manage to connect upto 10 devices. 

So what are you waiting for, get it now from the country's largest and most advanced broadband network, Smart, http://smrt.ph/ltepricedrop. Be like the young professionals and classy students, always updated with what's happening in the world because they are connected 24x7 using their SMART LTE.  

Tell your friends too and tag me on Twitter @supermorgy and let me know how do you think this #SMARTLTEPocketWifi can help you in your daily activities.