Mark Gil Death: Angel Locsin has no reaction yet

Mark Gil dies: At only 52, veteran actor Mark Gil, who recently starred with Angel Locsin and Maja Salvador in 'The Legal Wife', died of liver cancer Monday, September 1, 2014.

via @slinkymax

Kinda shocking, 'coz his death came just over 2 months after 'The Legal Wife' aired its finale.

As revealed to the public by his family, Mark Gil (whose real name is Ralph Joseph Eigenmann) already knew he has cancer since 2012, and it's only last June that it became terminal. Meaning, he already had that condition while he was working for the hit serye 'The Legal Wife', where he played Tatay Dante, biological father of Nicole (played by Maja) and adoptive father of Monica (portrayed by Angel).

Probably, it was Mark's most memorable work in television. Remember his controversial scene with Angel during the "royal rumble"? Unforgettable!

2 days have passed already since Mark Gil died, Angel who also worked with him in 'Imortal' hasn't reacted yet publicly about her former co-star's sudden passing. Her last tweet and Instagram post were about a week already.

She's not required to make a reaction, but she is expected to do so, maybe on Friday when she becomes a guest co-host once again on 'It's Showtime' for 10 episodes this month.

Maja, on one hand, already reacted to his death, both in a TV
interview and on social media. "my daddy dante i will miss you," she said on Instagram.

via @ralpheigenmann

From the famous Eigenmann clan, Mark Gil was the son of Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil (both are still alive) and brother of Michael de Mesa and Cherie Gil.

He had 6 children, 4 of them are also actors: Gabby and Ira (with Irene Celebre), Timmy aka Sid Lucero and Maxine (with Bing Pimentel), Andi Eigenmann (with Jaclyn Jose) and Stephanie (with Maricar Jacinto).

Mark Gil appeared in over a hundred movies and around 30 TV series. His breakthrough movie was the Mike De Leon-directed 'Batch '81' in 1982 and later in his career, he won 1 FAMAS award (Best Supporting Actor for ' Magnifico') and 2 URIAN awards (Best Actor for 'Rotonda' and Best Supp. Actor for 'Palipat-lipat, Papalit-palit').

He's supposed to turn 53 years old on September 25. -
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FIBA World Cup 2014 Gilas Pilipinas vs Argentina: Gabe Norwood slam dunk - WINNER!

Gilas Pilipinas vs Argentina is happening live right now in Day 3 of the FIBA World Cup 2014 in Sevilla, Spain. You can catch this basketball action via live streaming online or thru TV airing (TV5, Solar Sports, BTV). Scores : Argentina 85-81 Philippines FINAL

At end of the 1st Quarter, the Philippines was leading by 3, 22-25. In this quarter, biggest lead by Gilas went up to 10.

(It's the first time that the Philippines is taking the lead in the 1st Quarter since they started their FIBA World Cup 2014 journey. Previously, in their games against Croatia and Greece, the Gilas were way behind in the 1st Quarter. Will Gilas finally be getting a win this time? If not, advancing to the Round of 16 would be far from happening.)

And the lead went back to 10 during the 2nd Quarter after Ranidel de Ocampo made a 3-point shot at 7:16 of this quarter.

However, Argentina managed to overcome the deficit and started to lead at 1:17 of the 2nd Quarter. 38-36. And they even finished the 1st Half with a 5-point lead. 48-53.

At halftime, it's Ranidel De Ocampo who's scored the most for Gilas, 10 pts, while Andray Blatche only has 6 pts.

The Argentine team not slowing down in the 3rd Quarter. They recorded their biggest lead of FIFTEEN (15) with 1:30 minutes left. 68-53.

3rd Quarter over with Argentina still ahead. 71-61.

But game ended still in favor of Argentina. 85-81. Sad. Philippines lost 3 games already, and remains in the bottom of Group B.

Top performers for Greece were Marcos Mata (17 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist) and Luis Scola (19 pts, 7 rebs, 4 assts, 1 stl) while it's Andray Blatche (14 pts, 15 rebs, 2 stls, 2 blks), Ranidel de Ocampo (18 pts, 5 rebs, 1 asst) and Jimmy Alapag (15 pts, 1 reb, 2 asst) for Gilas.

It's Blatche's 3rd straight double-double, and his rebounds of 15 is the team's highest so far.

Still, it was quite a big achievement for Gilas. Imagine, they played against Argentina, the 3rd-ranked team? And the game turned out so tight?

And this could probably the biggest moment in the entire Philippine vs Argentina game: this fantastic slam dunk by Gilas' Gabe Norwood on Argentina's Luis Scola:

credit to @tjmanotoc

Watch how Gabe Norwood made the poster dunk, which could be the best in the whole FIBA World Cup 2014: (FIBA video)
Our Jimmy Alapag drew the biggest cheers from Pinoys around the globe for making triple 3s in the 4th Quarter, partly to be thanked for the Gilas to come so close to Argentina in the scoring. With 2:09 minutes remaning, they're trailing behind just by 1 point, 82-81, after Alapag made his 3rd 3-point shot in the quarter.

Argentina - 1Q 22 pts, 2Q 21 pts, 3Q 28 pts, 4Q 14 pts
Philippines - 1Q 25 pts, 2Q 13 pts, 3Q 23 pts, 4Q 20 pts

Luis Scola - 19 pts
Marcos Mata - 17 pts
Nicolas Laprovittola - 10 pts
Walter Herrmann - 10 pts
Facundo Campazzo - 9 pts
Andres Nocioni - 9 pts
Pablo Prigioni - 8 pts
Leo Gutierrez - 3 pts

Ranidel De Ocampo - 18 pts
Jimmy Alapag - 15 pts
Andray Blatche - 14 pts
Jayson Castro William - 11 pts
June Mar Fajardo - 6 pts
Paul Dalistan Lee - 6 pts
Gabe Norwood - 6 pts
LA Tenorio - 3 pts
Japeth Aguilar - 2 pts

After this game, Argentina has improved to 2-1 in Group B team standings, while the Philippines is still winless at 0-3.

No game for Gilas today, Sep. 2. Next game is on Wednesday, Sep. 3, at 7:30 PM. Opponent: Puerto Rico. -
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Gilas Pilipinas vs Greece at FIBA World Cup 2014: Who won?

Gilas Pilipinas vs Greece Final Scores & Results: Philippines 70-82 Greece

It's Day 2 of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 and the Gilas Pilipinas MUST not lose again after that heartbreaking loss to Croatia on opening day.

It would even be more painful to see them lose twice in a row, adding more pressure for them in their next 4 games.

But Greece is a tougher opponent: ranked 5th in the FIBA World Ranking and players' average height is 6'8". Gilas Pilipinas meanwhile is only ranked 34th and has 6'3" average height.

Fans were blaming the loss of the Philippines during their game against Croatia to the referees allegedly siding with the Croatians (so many fouls and 3-second violations not called against Croatia).

For their next game versus Greece, there are new referees, except for 1 - Kuwaiti referee Mohammad Alamiri.

Will Andray Blatche dominate again? He recorded a double-double 28 points and 12 rebounds in their game versus Croatia. (FIBA Photo)

Let's see how the PHI vs GRE turns out.


The Gilas off to a bad start, 10 points, as against Greece's 20 points. But there's still plenty of time. Remember, during their game against Croatia, they scored 9 against 22.


Gilas still 10 points behind. 27-37.

At this point, Philippines' Andray Blatche and June Mar Fajardo so far each having 6 points, while Gabe Norwood has 5 points, one shot was a 3-pointer. Blatche attempted three 3s already but he failed.

Greece on one hand has Georgios Printezis leading in the scoring, with 10 points, followed by Nikos Zisis with 8.


At 7:55 of this quarter, Greece recorded its biggest lead in the game, 17 points. 29-46

Blatche already has a double double: 15 points, 11 rebounds.

The quarter ends with Greece leading by 13. 45-58


QUARTER SCORES: 10-20, 27-37, 45-58, 70-82

Andray Blatche - 21 pts
June Mar Fajardo - 10 pts
Marc Pingris - 7 pts
Gabe Norwood - 5 pts
Jayson Castro William - 5 pts
Paul Dalistan Lee - 5 pts
Ranidel De Ocampo - 4 pts
Jimmy Alapag - 3 pts
Jeff Chan - 3 pts
LA Tenorio - 3 pts
Gary David - 2 pts
Japeth Aguilar - 2 pts

Georgios Printezis - 25 pts
Giannis Bourousis - 12 pts
Kostas Papanikolaou - 9 pts
Nick Calathes - 9 pts
Nikos Zisis - 8 pts
Kostas Vasileiadis - 6 pts
Kostas Kaimakoglou - 5 pts
Giannis Antetokoumpo - 3 pts
Kostas Sloukas - 3 pts
Ian Vougioukas - 2 pts

After this 2nd straight loss for Gilas, they're now in the Bottom 2 of Group B:

Croatia 2 wins, 0 loss
Greece 2 wins, 0 loss
Argentina 1 win, 1 loss
Senegal 1 win, 1 loss
Philippines 0 win, 2 losses
Puerto Rico 0 win, 2 losses

Next game for the Philippines: Gilas Pilipinas vs Argentina happening at 11:30 tonight, September 1.
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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Wedding in Miami

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Wedding: Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade married actress Gabrielle Union, his girlfriend for 4 years last Saturday, August 30, 2014, at the Chateau Artisan in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

That's exactly a week after power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's wedding at the Chateau Miraval in France.

Not much pictures from the wedding on the internet, and I only found just one via US Weekly Magazine, a "just married" photo of Wade and Union.

The newly-weds lookin' so great! Groom so handsome, bride so beautiful in her white wedding gown. Both were wearing white, as well as all the female attendees.

One of the wedding guests was Wade's co-Heat player Chris Bosh, who even posted on Instagram a photo of him and wifey Adrienne before going to the wedding. (No Lebron James at the wedding!)

chrisbosh: "@mrsadriennebosh and I are ready to share a special moment with our family @dwyanewade & @gabunion... #thewadeunion"

A night before the wedding, Gabrielle also shared on Instagram a photo of them right after their rehearsal dinner.

gabunion: "Let's gooooooo! #thewadeunion"

It was the 2nd marriage for both Wade, 32, and Union, who's 9 years older.

The NBA superstar has 2 sons from his previous marriage, and another one with Aja Metoyer, a baby boy born just last November, a month before Wade and Union got engaged. -
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Gilas Pilipinas vs Croatia Results: Philippines loses FIBA World Cup 2014 opening game

Gilas Pilipinas lost against Croatia in the 2014 FIBA World Cup opening game held August 30, 2014 in Seville, Spain. Final Scores: 81-78 at overtime.

Croatia and the Philippines are under Group B. (In other venues, games also held simultaneously as that of Croatia vs Gilas were Ukraine vs Dominican Republic from Group C and Angola vs South Korea from Group D.) {View: FIBA World Cup 2014 Schedule of Games & Results - Group Phase]

As aired live via TV5, Solar Sports and Basketball TV, Gilas Pilipinas were way behind in the 1st quarter, scored only 9 points as against Croatia's 23 points, but they recovered in the 2nd quarter to score 22 points, while the Croatians made 14 points.

As of halftime, scores were: 37-31, Croatia leading by 6.

After the 3rd, Croatia's lead went up to 8. 57-49

The Filipinos outscored the Croatians during the last quarter (22 vs 14) and both teams finished the period tied at 71, to push a 5-minute overtime.

But it's still Croatia who won vs the Philippines. 81-78.

Top performers for Croatia were Dario Saric (10 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 rebound, 1 block), Ante Tomic (8 pts, 11 rebs, 4 assts, 1 stl), Bojan Bogdanovic (26 pts, 3 rebs, 2 stls and 1 asst) and Kunoslav Simon (12 pts, 7 rebs, 3 assts, 1 stl).

But it was Andray Blatche from Team Philippines who recorded the highest points and rebounds in this game: 28 points, 12 rebounds.

Gilas Pilipinas' Andray Blatche made a double-double: 28 points, 12 rebounds (FIBA Photo)

CRO VS PHI QUARTER SCORES: 23-9, 37-31, 57-49, 71-71, 81-78 OT

Bojan Bogdanovic - 26 pts
Kunoslav Simon - 12 pts
Dario Saric - 10 pts
Ante Tomic - 8 pts
Roko Ukic - 5 pts
Damir Markota - 5 pts
Oliver Lafayette - 4 pts
Damjan Rudez - 4 pts
Luka Zoric - 4 pts
Luka Babic - 3 pts

Andray Blatche - 28 pts
Jeff Chan - 17 pts
Marc Pingris - 10 pts
Jayson Castro William - 6 pts
Ranidel De Ocampo - 5 pts
Jimmy Alapag - 4 pts
LA Tenorio - 2 pts
Gabe Norwood - 2 pts
June Mar Fajardo - 2 pts
Paul Dalistan Lee - 2 pts

Next games for Gilas Pilipinas will be vs Greece on September 1 at 2AM. -
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