Philippines Pride at the WCOPA 2011

WCOPA or World Championship of Performing Arts is a one-of-a-kind event and a different type of “Olympics”. It was held at the entertainment capital of the world – Hollywood, California. Each winner gets a coveted gold medal which brings with it the

admiration and respect of people from all over the world. Along with the gold medal comes a promising career opportunity and $130,000 scholarships. Did you know that every talent invited to compete at the WCOPA is called a “Worldstar”?

This year, Filipino worldstars didn’t fail us. Two talented young men brought home honors. The Philippines is proud to have received the titles of WCOPA’s 2011 Junior Grand Champion Variety Artist of the World, 2011 Junior Grand Champion Vocalist of the World and the most coveted 2011 JUNIOR GRAND CHAMPION PERFORMER OF THE WORLD. And, would you believe that they have the same name? JOSHUA!

Joshua Pineda

GOLD – Male Vocal Broadway – 11-12
SILVER – Male Vocal Gospel – 11-12
SILVER – Male Vocal Open – 11-12
SILVER – Male Vocal Pop – 11-12
SILVER – Male Vocal R&B/Soul/Jazz – 11-12

Photo credits to the official Facebook Fan page

Joshua Rafael Davis

GOLD – Male Variety Act Without Asst – 13-15
GOLD – Male Variety-3 And Under Props – 13-15

Joshua Pineda who bagged 2 titles as Junior Grand Champion Vocalist of the World and Junior Grand Champion Performer of the World is a talent from GMA network. While Joshua Rafael Davis (aka Yoyo Tricker) was the first ever Talentadong Pinoy Grand Champion, a talent from TV5 network.

 

TP's Hall of Fame : Melbelline

She”s a 13 year old teenager from Guiginto, Bulacan. Melbelline performed Filipiniana repertoire all the way which gained her the 2nd Hall of Famer title in TV5 network”s Talentadong Pinoy search. She exude so much charm which is definitely a plus to

her awesome talent. She truly deserves to win. There were promising talents who tried to stop her winnings but I guess, being unique in a beautiful way has made her stand out. She”s defeated “Dancing is Fun” on their supposedly 6th win, a group of kids that can really make you sway your hips and hit the dance floor. I personally liked that young group too. Here”s Melbelline, all smiles and proud while holding her trophy. Congratulations!

Photo courtesy of TV 5 network.

Pacman: Fighter Of The Year

For the second time around, Manny Pacman Pacquiao was named Fighter of the Year. Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award or ESPY announced Pacquiao as fighter of the year and has beaten out Sergio Martinez, Bernard Hopkins and so as George St.

Pierre. He first won the award last 2009. ESPN is the one behind ESPY. This is of course another honor Pacquaio has brought to the country.

On the other hand, Manny Pacquiao is said to start his training in the upcoming fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. This will be their 3rd fight, actually. Pacman said that there seems to be an unfinished business with his Mexican nemesis which excites him to set foot inside the ring and start rigid training. Their fight is scheduled on November 12.

Aside from his upcoming fight, Pacman is also excited for his new show in GMA 7 is about to launch tomorrow, Saturday. The show is entitled Manny Many Prizes which also features his co-hosts Rhian Ramos, Isabella Daza, Paolo Contis, singer-comedienne Gladys Guevarra and Onyok Velasco. THe show is said to be a wide door of opportunity to deserving Pinoys. Out of Manny”s own pocket, he will rewards these Filipinos big time. Aside from the big prizes, the show is said to be packed with exciting games, surprises and live performances too. Manny Many Prizes will complete GMA”s Sabado Star Power.