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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Another Pinay Talent Hits Youtube: Maria Aragon

      Like Charice Pempenco, another pinay talent is now famous over Youtube. Maria Aragon, 10-year old, who sang Lady Gaga's "Born This Way". Maria posted her video of her  own version of the song on Youtube and just for how many days was a totally hit of over 11 million viewers. Just 2 days after she posted her video, Lady Gaga shared her experience of watching the 10-year old girl from Winnipeg on her twitter : "Can't stop crying watching this. This is why I make music. She is the future.", Lady Gaga tweets. Lady Gaga even shared the link where to watch Maria Aragon's video on Youtube.

    The young pretty girl new Youtube sensation got the chance to talked to Lady Gaga over the phone during an interview on the radio.The latter even invited her to join her on stage for her coming concert. Maria even got the chance to be invited over a national TV program of Ellen De Generes.

    Here are some comments from those who watched the video:
       wow! amazing voice! and listen when if you keep singing until 16 then please please please addition for
       American Idol and I will vote and go to the place if you make and please follow what I said and I really 
       know that you might be a really good super star:) by the way I am also filipino too hope you get this and
       again please follow this!

       your amazing. That's all I have to say. Simply amazing.

       She is indeed a Winnipeg's rising superstar and definitely Philippine's pride.



     TAIPEI - Taiwan expressed anger over the Philippines’ refusal to apologize for deporting 14 Taiwanese to China and threatened to freeze the hiring of Filipino workers.

     “Taiwan’s government and people are strongly angered,” President Ma Ying-jeou said through an interpreter while meeting in Taipei with Manuel Roxas, an unofficial envoy of President Benigno Aquino.

     Mar reiterated Taiwan’s demand that the Philippines “take responsibility for its mistakes” and apologize, local television footage showed.

     Roxas, who arrived in Taiwan Monday in an attempt to cool the row, has so far only said “we deeply regret” the incident during talks with Ma and Taiwan’s foreign minister Timothy Yang, according to the foreign ministry.

     Roxas returned yesterday afternoon.

    His mission was however complicated by fresh comments made in Manila by Aquino’s spokesman, who insisted that the Philippines would not apologize for deporting the 14 suspected fraudsters to China against Taipei’s wishes.

    “The position of this government is that we have done everything legally and properly... The government acted based on an Interpol alert,” Edwin Lacierda said.

     The incident was now subject of a court case, and Manila would have to wait for the outcome first, Lacierda said without elaborating.

    “So to apologize right now would be implying that we have already committed a mistake,” he said, adding it was up to the courts to determine that.

     Taiwan is mulling a freeze on the hiring of Philippine workers in retaliation, although a final decision is yet to be made, labor minister Wang Ju-hsuan told reporters.

     A labor official told AFP that Taipei is “very likely” to impose the freeze after President Ma expressed fury over the deportations.

     But some analysts warned that such a move would lead to a no-win situation.

    “Taiwan doesn’t necessarily have an upper hand in this matter,” said Liu Bih-rong, an international relations expert in Soochow University.

     “It could backfire, and local factories might react if the government suddenly bars Philippine workers as that would affect their operations.”

     China and Taiwan have been ruled separately since the end of a civil war in 1949, although Beijing claims the island. The Philippines has formal ties with China only but maintains economic and cultural links with Taiwan.

    Taipei has already raised the screening period for Philippine workers to a maximum of four months.

    There are about 70,000 Philippine workers in Taiwan, sending home hundreds of millions of dollars a year.