2013 Recap on News and Popular Culture

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Here are the things happened this 2013 in pop culture and news:

2013 in Dance & Culture

Harlem Shake opens up 2013 with a very unusual dance and video recordings of places where one person starts a dance and once the beat started, all people will dance unusually.

Kiyomi is a popular song by Hari wherein some females, including artists like Alodia Gosiengfiao, Yeng Constantino, and more performs in front of the camera with sign language like gestures.

Whoops Kiri Whoops was a song popularized by Fruitcake last 1998 and was made popular once again by Vice Ganda. Trivia: Anne Jomeo, a member of Fruitcake, is now currently performing with the retro band Mulatto.

The Fox by Ylvis became popular during the last quarter of 2013. I first heard it in Showtime, and watched the video via Youtube.

2013 News

Stephanie Nicole was hit by a Stray Bullet last January of 2013, she also died in the same month.


Ronald Bae became enraged and shot 19 people (7 deaths, and 12 injured) he encountered in Kawit, Cavite. His pistol was reloaded by his caretaker John Paul Lopez which was arrested after the incident. When the police came, they opened fire and killed Ronald Bae on the spot.


Martilyo Gang hits SM Megamall, I really hated these guys because of them, the event I was about to attend was cancelled.



Advertising associate, Kae Davantes, was found in her car dead in Cavite. She was last seen alive at Bonifacio Global City.


The infamous “pork barrel scam” which was perpetrated by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles. The P10 billion worth funds were misused and it is still currently under investigation. The incident was made worse when her daughter posted her pictures showing her lavish lifestyle in America.


Typhoon Haiyan which killed 6000+ people in some parts of Visayas. Local and International aids came to help rebuild the affected locations, including Tacloban City.

Typhoon Haiyan – Tacloban

Smart Gilas was placed at 2nd in the FIBA Asia Championship. It was the first time after 28 years since the Philippine National Basketball team gets the top 3 place in the FIBA Asia Championship.

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Manny Pacquiao’s win over Brandon Rios after losing 2 fights against Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez.


Don Mariano Bus Plunges from the Skyway down to West Service Road, killing 20 people.


Mayor Junjun Binay’s bitching with the security guards in a village in Makati.



Hopefully next year, there will be lesser bad news and more good news! See you again at 2014 and Happy New Year!


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