First posted 12/31/12

2012 is one of the great year to all of us.  Here's our lists of newsmakers for the year 2012:

1. Worldwide phenomenon of Korean rapper Psy's Gangnam Style

Last July 2012, a Korean rapper named Psy took the music world by storm. The said song was released in July 2012 as the lead single of his sixth studio album PSY 6 (Six Rules), Part 1, and debuted at number one on South Korea's Gaon Chart. On December 21, 2012,  "Gangnam Style" became the first video in the history of the Internet to be viewed more than a billion times, and it is the most watched video on YouTube, after surpassing Justin Bieber's single "Baby".

2. Megastar Sharon Cuneta mocked by bashers on Twitter

Twitter Account @sharon_cuneta12Her profile says: The one and only. :-) Proud wife to Kiko,happy mommy to Kristina,Simone,Mariel& Miguel;trying best to make God proud;happiest when bonding w/family & traveling 

March 2012, Haters started bashing Sharon Cuneta on Twitter...she replied. It was also the time when she had a gap with her aunt Helen Gamboa due to political issues.

Since then she keeps on receiving hate tweets, According to her the suspected bashers of Sharon were die hard fans of Piolo Pascual. 

Rumors that Piolo is gay had surfaced, that he did not really love KC Concepcion. In Sharon's tweet she did not namedrop Piolo Pascual but she is pertaining someone to get off her closet and reveal just like what Rustom Padilla did, now BB Gandanghari.  

In the end, Sharon Cuneta regrets making patol with haters. Sharon's involvement in this twitter war became a memorable story in Philippine Showbiz year 2012.

3. Pound for Pound King Manny Pacquiao's unexpected loss to Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez

Last December 10, 2012, two of the best boxers in the world Manny Pacquiao went against Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time. Pacman suddenly fell during the fifth round. Some people speculated that Pacman transferred his religious belief from being a Roman Catholic to Born Again Christian made an impact on his recent fight. 

4. 'American Idol' 2012 winner: Phillip Phillips defeats Jessica Sanchez

21 years old Phillip Phillips beats Filipino-American Jessica Sanchez vying for the American Idol Season 11. It was a close fight between the two. 
Few months ago, they visited the country for the American Idol Tour. 

5.  Mon Tulfo involved in an altercation with celebrity couple Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto

Columnist Mon Tulfo was involved in an altercation with celebrity couple Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto. Tulfo claimed that Santiago tried to grab his cellphone after the actor caught him taking a photo of Barretto when she was allegedly cursing a flight attendant.

Barretto said it's not true that she was cursing the airport staff.She said she was complaining because their bags were left in Caticlan Airport and she needed the medicines of her son.
Barretto said one of their friends told Santiago that Tulfo was taking a video of her. It leads to filing a case in this particular issue.

6 "King of Comedy" Dolphy died

One of the saddest moments in the entertainment industry was the sudden demise of King of Comedy, Dolphy. He touched the hearts of many Filipinos thru his movies and TV shows. 

7. John Lloyd Cruz and Angelica Panganiban's controversial Instagram photos and admitted their relationship

 "Perfect Sunday" is the controversial caption of photo collage that was posted on photo-sharing app Instagram. She admitted that it was Cruz who uploaded the said photo using her account.

Last October, Cruz admitted that he's in with Panganiban. The two couple came in a previous relationship: Cruz with Shaina Magdayao, Panganiban with Derek Ramsay. 

7.  Untimely death of DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo

The untimely demise of a great man, DILG Chief Jesse Robredo. His body was found after 3 days searching for the ill-fated plane that crashed in Masbate.

8. Janine Tugonon  made the Philippines proud as she became 1st runner up in Miss Universe 2012

89 beautiful delegates participated the recent concluded Miss Universe 2012. Our very own Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Janine Tugonon placed 1st in this beauty pageant. Miss USA Olivia Culpo brought home the crown.

9. Zoren Legazpi surprise wedding to Carmina Villaroel

Last November 15, Zoren Legazpi surprised his partner for 12 years Carmina Villaroel in a wedding.

Villaroel thought she is attending a photoshoot. It turned out to be a surprise proposal and a wedding ceremony which was attended by the couple's family, friends in the showbiz industry and non-showbiz colleagues.

He asked the help of his children Cassie and Maverick, and Villaroel's colleagues from ABS-CBN. The said ceremony was held at Fernbrook Garden in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

During the actress' 37th birthday, Legaspi expressed his intentions to finally marry her  before the end of the year.

10. Sen. Tito Sotto plagiarized 5 blogposts for his Turno En Contra.

For the past months, plagiarism is one of the topic that a lot of bloggers haunted by Sen. Tito Sotto's action in copying several blogposts, that he used for his speech in the Senate. His chief of staff admitted that they copied Sarah Pope's blogpost. And four other blogposts were plagiarized by the honorable Senator.

Wishing you all a prosperous New Year!