Philippine Entertainment Portal - Your Window To Philippine Showbiz
The Philippine Entertainment Portal is a proof that in the Philippines, the entertainment industry, or what is locally referred to as showbiz, is a big part of the daily life of the Filipinos.
Actually, be it on television or over the radio, showbiz greatly influences the viewers and listeners especially the fans, young and young at heart alike, of foreign and local celebrities. The entertainment industry has undoubtedly caught the attention of people - TV personalities, movie stars, pop idols and all sorts of celebrity with showcases of their very own talents in acting and in entertaining people. Indeed, both the radio and the television did so much in letting people get to know their favorite stars. But then, these two mentioned channels were not really enough to allow the celebrity aficionados and buffs.
With the growing popularity of the internet, knowing more about the lives, whereabouts, news and anything that is related to the stars becomes effortless. Websites about celebrities are created and a lot of them are browsed, scanned and read by internet enthusiasts, particularly the fans. Among the websites made for Philippine celebrities is Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP). It is the result of the joint venture of Summit Media and NMI. Summit Media is a magazine publisher while NMI is GMA New Media, Incorporated - a media company from GMA Network providing interactive purposes in television, web, mobile, online gaming and marketing industry.
Philippine Entertainment Portal is intended for online readers and aimed at providing entertainment news both from the local television and film scene. From the homepage of PEP, you will find these sections:
* Top Stories. Here, you will find the latest stories, rumors or facts regarding the celebrities. The full story is also accessible.
* Breaking News. In this part of PEP's home page, exclusive news can be read. The most up-to-date ones are labeled "HOT".
* News. The URL of this section is http://www.pep.ph/news/ and from here, the freshest news from Philippine celebrities can be read.
* Most Viewed. These are the news which gets the most views from the site's readers.
* Multi Media. Here, photos, videos and podcasts of the stars can be seen.
* Videos. Up-to-the-minute videos of the stars, such as from videos interviews, can be viewed here.
* Poll Survey. When it comes to celebrity news and gossip, surveys are popular. Philippine Entertainment Portal is not left behind - it has its own poll wherein readers can vote on the day's survey question.
* Top List. These are articles with listings made by the celebrities. For example, "Celebrities reveal their dream profession".
* Celeb Life. Under this section fall two categories namely (1) Couple and (2) Fashion and Beauty.
* PEP's Corner. From this segment, Peeping Tom, PEP Editoryal, Thumbs Up and PEPwho? are found.
* Entertainment Guide. To update its readers with the latest happenings - TV Shows, hottest movies and the like - Entertainment Guide is a must-read section.
* Views. Featured Philippine celebrities and related stories about them are found right here.
* Blogs. Showbiz reporters, TV personalities and famous Philippine celebrities write for PEP.
* Candidly by Candy Pangilinan
* Gspot by Giselle Sanchez
* Korek ka John by John Lapuz
* Cabinet Files by Jojo Gabinete
* GOMA, Ink by Richard Gomez
* Chuva Chika ni Jolina by Jolina Magdangal
Some are no longer updated but the ones itemized above are the ones with the newest posts. In each of the blogs; fans and readers can comment on the posts.
* Photo Galleries. This is the section where the photos of the stars are found including their lovely homes.
* Forum. Surely, readers always want to be a part of the comments, discussions. Thus the forum was created for PEP website.
Click http://www.pep.ph/index.html to browse through Philippine Entertainment Portal and know the hottest news, stories and gossip about the biggest names in the Philippine entertainment industry.
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