(UPDATED) THE PEP LIST: 100 Most-Read Breaking News of 2012

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Ten articles about the controversial breakup of Derek Ramsay and Angelica Panganiban made it to PEP's list of most-read breaking news of 2012.


That's the apt word to describe 2012, which had been full of lavish and unpredictable events.

Confrontations abounded.

Remember the "red" blouse of Annabelle Rama that ignited the fury of Amalia Fuentes? This story took place at the wake of the latter's husband, Joey Stevens.

(CLICK HERE to read story.)

How about this airport incident: Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto versus Mon Tulfo?

(CLICK HERE to read story.)

This year had not been a good one as far as lovelife is concerned. Breakups were quite prevalent.

But true to what astrologers claimed, the "water dragon" is perfect for "new beginnings," so most celebrity couples who called it quits did not have a hard time moving on.

Take Derek Ramsay and Angelica Panganiban as examples.

After ending their six-year relationship last May (CLICK HERE to read story), the two found love after just a few months.

Angelica is now the girlfriend of John Lloyd Cruz, while Derek has a "non-showbiz girl" named Alexa, who's also a Frisbee player.

Then there's the Gerald Anderson and Sarah Geronimo aborted romance which had a very promising start.

But the Star Magic actor chose to stop courting the 24-year-old performer.

The latter denied that her strict parents, Daddy Delfin and Mommy Divine, had something to do with Gerald backing out. “Hindi po, sa totoo lang talaga, hindi po ang mommy ko ang nagpatigil kay Gerald na manligaw. Wala,” she said in her show Sarah G Live.

But to showbiz insiders, Sarah didn't fight for him.


We now present this year's most-read stories based on page views, which is defined by Google as "a view of a page on your site."

It is interesting to note that out of the 100 stories, 36 were about misunderstandings and 25 had to do with relationship problems.

Nine talked about budding romances, and another nine tackled deaths—most prominent of which was Dolphy's passing.

The top five people, whose stories generated a lot of clicks, were Derek Ramsay, Angelica Panganiban, Sarah Geronimo, Sharon Cuneta, and Annabelle Rama.

Andi Eigenmann's lovelife, Iwa Moto's revelations about Jodi Sta. Maria, and Ruffa Gutierrez's sudden exit from Paparazzi were also scene stealers.

So, without further ado, we give you the most-read stories generated from Google Analytics, which gives "detailed statistics about the visits to a website."

CLICK HERE to hear what the team has to say on the the TOP 10 Most-Read Breaking News of 2012.

Meanwhile, here are the stories that landed on the 11th to 100th spots.

11. Why Ruffa Gutierrez quit her TV5 talk show, Paparazzi - 309,764

12. FIRST READ ON PEP: Zoren Legaspi and Carmina Villarroel finally tie the knot; Zoren surprises Carmina with on-the-spot proposal and wedding - 304,160

13. Dolphy and his journey - 300,082

14. PART 3. Liv Espino is convinced husband Tyron Perez committed suicide - 281,274

15. Beth Tamayo breaks silence on why she left the country in 2008; reveals she and husband Johnny Wong have separated - 279,651

16. Sharon Cuneta engages in another Twitter spat with Piolo Pascual's fans - 275,288

17. Director Dante Nico Garcia reveals real score of Angelica Panganiban-John Lloyd Cruz relationship; shows “romantic video” of the couple - 273,129


18. Oyo Sotto on Vic Sotto-Pauleen Luna romance rumors: "Hindi ako galit, pero hindi ako approve." - 272,779

19. Ara Mina files libel charge against sister Cristine Reyes - 270,667

20. Derek Ramsay confirms breakup with Angelica Panganiban - 267,206

21. PEP SPECIAL REPORT (Part 1): Who started the fistfight: Mon Tulfo or Raymart Santiago? - 264,917

22. Tulfo brothers Ben, Raffy and Erwin air their disgust over the beating of brother Mon by Raymart, Claudine and the latter's friends - 263,200

23. YES! Exclusive: KC Concepcion bares her new home - 262,710

24. Part 2. Iwa Moto confirms relationship with Pampi Lacson, estranged husband of Jodi Sta. Maria - 260,547

25. (UPDATED) Ruffa Gutierrez quits Paparazzi and claims, “Binastos ako ng Paparazzi on my birthday” - 248,286

26. Marian Rivera airs side on reported feud with Katrina Halili: "Ang punto ko talaga, pinaglilihian niya ako.” - 245,662

27. Sharon Cuneta upset over ABS-CBN executive's tweet about supposed "baho" of daughter KC Concepcion - 245,525

28. PEP EXCLUSIVE: GMA-7 did not renew Claudine Barretto's contract; TV5 has no long-term plans for the actress - 239,035

29. Maricel Soriano and Dolphy's children pay tribute to the Comedy King; Dolphy Jr. reconciles with Zsa Zsa Padilla - 230,656

30. Annabelle Rama lashes out at Heart Evangelista and Nadia Montenegro anew - 223,111

31. Gretchen Barretto refuses to answer "wild rumor" about daughter Dominique; says Princess And I is "worthy replacement" for Alta - 222,877

32. Sharon Cuneta on French suitor of daughter KC Concepcion: ”Lalaking-lalaki! Very nice boy...” - 220,778

33. PEP TALK: Alex Gonzaga admits, ”Na-cute-an ako kay Direk Paul nung una...”; Toni Gonzaga retorts, ”Kasuka ka!” - 219,443

34. Sharon Cuneta on feud with Tito Sotto and Helen Gamboa: "Sana tapos na..." - 212,652


35. Iwa Moto finally admits marrying Mickey Ablan; explains why they decided to deny it then - 211,276

36. Albie Casiño's mom to Andi Eigenmann: "This time, I don’t think we’re backing off. We’re going to speak up." - 210,359

37. Zsa Zsa Padilla on the passing of Dolphy: “It's sad because I really miss him.” - 209,774

38. Paolo Contis on Lian Paz's allegations: “Bakit parang lahat na lang may kasalanan? Ako may kasalanan, mga kaibigan ko may kasalanan. Siya, wala?” - 206,097

39. Katherine Luna willing to introduce Coco Martin to their 7-year-old daughter: “Hindi ko ipagdadamot sa iyo. Gusto ko ring makilala ka niya.” - 202,724

40. Janelle Manahan reveals there was a previous attempt on Ramgen Revilla's life before he was killed - 201,887

41. Senator Chiz Escudero finally admits real score with Heart Evangelista - 199,885

42. Jaclyn Jose reveals Jake Ejercito's famous parents are against Jake's relationship with her daughter Andi Eigenmann - 198,757

43. Lea Salonga says she did not "diss or attack" Anne Curtis; admits she's insulted by "off-key singers" calling themselves singers - 198,343

44. Toni Gonzaga reveals being hurt by Sam Milby in the past; denies Zanjoe Marudo ever became her boyfriend - 195,846

45. FIRST READ ON PEP. Chito Alcid on incident with Annabelle Rama: ”Naghabulan kami, hinabol niya ako! Paikot-ikot, may dala siyang panusok, may dalang kung anu-ano...” - 195,516

46. Robin Padilla tells wife Mariel Rodriguez not to go back to Paparazzi: “Siyempre mahirap… may asawa na siyang tao, hindi na siya dapat nadadamay sa mga ganoon.” - 194,804

47. Heart Evangelista on age gap with boyfriend Senator Chiz Escudero: “It's nice rin naman. I learn so much.” - 194,195


48. PART 2. Liv Espino answers report that Tyron Perez's death is related to gambling - 192,459

49. Aga Muhlach on ”ex-girlfriend” Regine Velasquez: “Na-in love ako sa kanya, naging girlfriend ko siya, nag-break na kami, naglasing na ako dahil sa kanya—hindi pa niya alam yun.” - 190,741

50. (UPDATED) Amalia Fuentes to deal with Annabelle Rama after Easter; says Twitter account @imamaliafuentes "may be a sympathizer" - 187,411

51. Part 2. Ruffa Gutierrez claims dad Eddie Gutierrez and two daughters being dragged into mom Annabelle Rama's rift with Amalia Fuentes - 187,374

52. Regine Velasquez meets with David Archuleta; shocked by Iza Calzado's transfer to ABS-CBN - 186,423

53. Derek Ramsay on Angelica-John Lloyd rumored romance: “If she finds something that I lack in John Lloyd, then I'm happy for them.” - 185,585

54. Is there another feud brewing between Marian Rivera and Katrina Halili? - 181,765

55. FIRST READ ON PEP: Derek Ramsay's ”non-showbiz girl” revealed! - 178,862

56. PEP SCOOP (Part 1) DJ Mojo Jojo opens up about leaving Good Times; claims Mo Twister was verbally and physically abusive to him - 178,707

57. Carmina Villarroel reveals speaking to ex-husband Rustom Padilla before he came out as BB Gandanghari - 178,336

58. Jose Manalo's wife claims the comedian abandoned his family for another woman - 174,514

59. PEP EXCLUSIVE Jim Paredes on Senator Tito Sotto's plagiarism issue: ”Pinagtatawanan siya kasi pinaninindigan niya yung mali.” - 174,209

60. Katrina Halili on her pregnancy: "Blessing po ito, e. Ito na ang ibinibigay sa akin na bagong chapter sa buhay ko, e." - 173,145

61. Zsa Zsa Padilla opens up about Dolphy's condition; says the Comedy King might not be able to continue his show on TV5 - 172,388


62. Part 1. Raymart Santiago claims Mon Tulfo hit him and wife Claudine Barretto first - 172,130

63. PEP EXCLUSIVE (Part 2): Amalia Fuentes reveals the root of feud with Annabelle Rama - 171,426

64. Regine Velasquez cuts Silver concert short after losing voice; vows to do better in free concert before yearend - 170,480

65. Comedy King Dolphy dead at 83 - 170,137

66. Derek Ramsay admits relationship problem with Angelica Panganiban - 169,709

67. Video of fistfight involving Mon Tulfo, Raymart Santiago, and Claudine Barretto goes viral - 169,676

68. PEP EXCLUSIVE Derek Ramsay on Twitter posts of ex-girlfriend Angelica Panganiban about their breakup: “If that's how she feels, what can I do?” - 167,395

69. Angel Locsin on possible reprise of role as Darna: “Sabi nga nila, kung sino ang mapalad, sa kanya ibibigay ang bato.” - 166,115

70. Joey de Leon disappointed with news blackout on Eat Bulaga! Indonesia in other networks - 165,755

71. What Zsa Zsa Padilla will miss most about Dolphy: “Yung lambing.” - 164,880

72. Part 1 Sarah Geronimo on Tiffany necklace from Gerald Anderson: "Honestly, di ko alam kung isusuot ko ba." - 164,660

73. What Celebs Were Up To Yesterday: Binoe Fixes The Water Spout And Helps Neighbors With Wife Mariel - 164,550

74. Sharon Cuneta expresses desire to resolve rift with Sotto family - 164,448

75. Viral uploading of Ramgen Revilla-Janelle Manahan sex video draws public sympathy for the couple - 164,009

76. Part 1 Grace Ibuna on being tagged as "mistress" of Iggy Arroyo: "Nasaktan ako because I know the truth." - 162,040

77. Daniel Matsunaga reveals breakup with Heart Evangelista happened while he was in Brazil - 160,216

78. Jennylyn Mercado pulls out of Ironman competition in Cebu after mysterious loss of P300,000 - 156,979


79. Angelica Panganiban answers rumors linking her to John Lloyd Cruz and John Prats - 156,678

80. PART 1. Tyron Perez's wife recalls last moments before the actor's death - 156,204

81. Ara Mina on sister Cristine Reyes: “Natatakot ako na kung kaya niya itong gawin sa akin, na kanyang sariling kapatid, mas lalo niyang kayang gawin ito sa ibang tao." - 155,852

82. Angel Locsin reacts to Arnold Clavio's comments about Azkals not being pure Pinoys - 155,756

83. Sarah Geronimo reveals three wishes at her 24/SG birthday concert at the Big Dome - 155,623

84. Andi Eigenmann: “Everything my mom said was true anyway.” - 155,581

85. Willie Revillame confirms Wil Time Bigtime will go off-the-air on January 2013; announces the coming of a new show - 155,243

86. PEP SCOOP John Lloyd Cruz and Shaina Magdayao broke up “months ago”; Angelica Panganiban is not the reason, sources say - 154,608

87. Dawn Zulueta explains why she chooses not to do a kissing scene with Richard Gomez - 153,450

88. Anne Curtis says Angel Locsin winning Best Actress is "well-deserved"; explains decision to leave ASAP - 152,468

89. Piolo Pascual on negative write-ups about him: ”Kaya nga hindi ako nagbabasa, e. Kasi baka masaktan ako lalo…” - 152,408

90. Sharon Cuneta on Piolo Pascual: "Napaka-ipokrita ko naman 'pag sinabi kong ganun ko pa rin siya kamahal o ganun pa rin siya kaimportante sa akin..." - 151,038

91. Marian Rivera explains visit to taping of a TV5 show; comments on Iza Calzado's transfer to ABS-CBN - 149,640

92. Derek Ramsay on ABS-CBN directive to Anne Curtis not to mention his name when promoting their movie: ”I'm hurt because I gave 200 percent when I was working there.” - 149,561


93. Cristy Fermin feels Ruffa Gutierrez's "reaction" about the Paparazzi incident was a bit delayed - 149,470

94. Heart Evangelista opens up about breakup with Daniel Matsunaga; says she and Sid Lucero are "very close" - 146,499

95. Vic Sotto on relationship with Pauleen Luna: “Wala naman kaming itinatago, e. Just don't talk about it, kasi para tahimik.” - 146,319

96. Raymart Santiago and Mon Tulfo engage in fistfight over flare-up video of Claudine Barretto at the airport - 145,547

97. Shalani Soledad-Romulo finally breaks silence on why she left Wil Time Bigtime: “There are some things that happened na hindi mo naman din inaasahan, na hindi mo rin naman gusto.” - 145,483

98. Gerald Anderson on Sarah Geronimo's wish for her birthday—freedom: ”Kung yun po ang wish niya talaga, sana maibigay sa kanya.” - 144,809

99. PEP SCOOP John Lloyd Cruz spotted at Angelica Panganiban’s condominium - 144,610

100. Iwa Moto stands by revelations about marriage with Mickey Ablan and miscarriage: “I just told that because it's the truth. Hindi nakakataas ng pagkababae ko yun!” - 143,854





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