August 28, 2011

Philippine pop diva set to wow Doha crowd

Philippine pop diva set to wow Doha crowd

DOHA: Filipina international singing sensation Charice Pempengco is all set to stage her first ever concert here on September 29.
The two-hour concert which will be held at the Warm-Up Track next to Khalifa Stadium in Aspire Zone is expected to draw thousands of fans following Charice’s exciting singing career in Hollywood.
Golden Relations, the event company behind the successful events such as WWE and shows of Filipino comedians Kay Brosas and Vice Ganda, is again hosting the concert for the multi-awarded recording artist and “Glee” star.
“Since announcing the event early last month we have been flooded with enquiries via Facebook and on Twitter for more information regarding the show,” said Bilal Taha, CEO of Golden Relations.
Taha said it took them time to announce the venue since they have worked out for a bigger place that can accommodate at least 15,000 people.
“We are expecting a big turnout of crowd to the event since Charice’s followers are not only Filipinos but other nationalities as well,” Taha said.
More popularly known as Charice, the Filipino performer is currently among America’s singing sensations. She is widely-recognised for her smash-hit songs such as ‘Pyramid’, which featured singer Iyaz, and ‘Before It Explodes’ written by Bruno Mars.
Charice grabbed the limelight through YouTube, where US comedienne Ellen DeGeneres discovered her and later extended an invitation for the singer to be in her show. Charice’s appearance in DeGeneres’ programme later caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey. Her appearance in Winfrey’s show even more heightened her popularity in the US especially after the multi-award winning TV host and producer called her “the most talented girl in the world.”
Charice has also performed side-by-side with the biggest names in the international music scene such as Celine Dion, David Foster and David Archuleta.
She was also a cast in Season 2 of “Glee” as Sunshine Corazon, an exchange student from the Philippines who presents a serious competition against lead character Rachel Berry played by Lea Michele. Her TV role further enhanced her international popularity.
Tickets at QR150 and QR350 are available at all Regency Travel & Tour outlets across Qatar or online at
The Peninsula

August 25, 2011


Coming from a 4 year hiatus, Andrea Corr of The Corrs is back on stage once again with the same angelic voice and irish accent but a more personal and sensitive take on her music as she includes the Philippines in her world tour to share her new creations from her album Lifelines. Andrea of The Corrs will set foot in the Philippines for a two night
concert, first at the Araneta Coliseum on October 16 and at Waterfront Cebu on October 18. The concert is produced by Dayly Entertainment (Yellowcard, The Script, All Time Low and Westlife) and new concert producer Karpos Multimedia by arrangement with foreign companies Rockstar Touring, LAMC Productions and Solo.

Andrea is the lead vocals and tin whistler of The Corrs who previously consisted of a quartet of siblings Sharon (violin, vocals); Caroline (drums, piano, bodhrán, vocals); and Jim (guitar, piano, vocals).The group came to international fame with their performance at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and their support of Celine Dion on her 1996 Falling into You Tour. With a line of the greatest and most memorable hits, “What Can I Do”, “Runaway”, “Breathless”, “So Young”, “Radio”, “Forgiven Not Forgotten” and many more, the group have released five studio albums, live DVD’s and numerous singles, which have reached platinum status in many countries and ended up as anthems for everyday occasions such as weddings and the likes.
While her siblings concentrated more on family building than hit making, Andrea pursued a solo career in music. It was in 2007′s debut Ten Feet High that provided Andrea with her first venture into solo stardom and a project away from a band that she had been emerged so deeply within for over ten years. Andrea was given the platform and the chance to do things on her own.
This year, May 2011, Andrea Corr released her second studio album Lifelines with the lead single “Tinsletown in the Rain”. The album also consists of song covers from the artists The Velvet Underground, Kirsty MacColl, Harry Nilsson to Ron Sexsmith, Nick Drake and The Blue Nile. The Lifelines album is locally distributed in the Philippines by
Polyeast Records while The Corrs’ previous albums are distributed by Warner Music.

Let us revive The Corrs’ spirit with Andrea as she leaves you Breathless once again with her family’s classics and her new take on music! Catch Andrea of The Corrs LIVE at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on October 16 and October 18 at Cebu Waterfront! For Ticket Inquiries, call Ticketnet 9115555 .

Andrea Corr The Lifelines tour is presented by DAYLY Entertainment, Karpos Multimedia by arrangement with Rockstar Touring, LAMC Productions
To get more information about Andrea Corr, The Lifelines tour, log-on to the official facebook page of The Corrs in the Philippines, .

October 16, 2011 at 
Araneta Coliseum - 
Ticket prices are as follows:
Patron A (Reserved Seating) - P4770
Patron B (Reserved Seating) - P4240
Lower Box VIP (Reserved Seating) - P4770
Lower Box Regular (Reserved Seating) - P3180
Upper Box A (Reserved Seating) - P2650
Upper Box B (Free Seating) - P1590
General Admission (Free Seating) - P530

To all Cebuanos, Andrea Corr is coming to your city. Catch her LIVE on October 18, 2011 at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Lahug. Tickets will be soon available. Stay tune.

August 23, 2011

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August 20, 2011

I am blessed… Thanks God !

I’m alive and kicking
Have time for simple things
Going to simple places …
Reading many news, researches
Having a wide variety of interests

Enjoying again my Facebook 
FB friends, status, comments
News, and latest updates
With  new FB friends
And beautiful pictures .. and some  games ….

Been six months
That was February 19 
A near death experience
Without perception  event
Much to everyone too , a surprise

An uncertain in my head
An uncertain in my brain
Never been aware of it
Never felt before
Never been weak, never …

Only a headache
was asleep then
maybe I died  in a minute
or died for six hours
That was ruptured
That was clipped

Blessed me with gifted doctors,
With Loving family
and supporting people
Blessed me with God
God’s always holding me…
Woke me up again …

Now inside my mind
Compexity of truth
Memories and thoughts
Never complains, tears have gone
now just smiles :)
Thoughts and prayers …

But six months , a history
Now the present , and future
Looks like a mystery
But life goes on
So I just wait and see

I’m enjoying living , uplifting
always happiness, positive…
Keeping in touch, sharing
Smiling , laughing, singing
Loving life… feeling deeply alive

God is always here
Always strengthen my heart
More blessings
I Dream, I hope, have faith
Motivations, inspirations
Always Thanksgiving

I am blessed… Thanks God !
God loves me, and 
I love God! 
Everyday is the best time of my life!

August 8, 2011

Noli Me Tangere: The Musical - Great Theater Production

Excitedly  I watched  Noli Me Tangere: The Musical
,  premiere night  August 5 at 8:00 evening at the 
Little Theater, Cultural Center 
of the Philippines. Pop chanteuse Cris Villonco plays the role of the sweet Maria Clara. She's amazingly acting and singing with a very powerful voice ! As Crisostomo Ibarra, Gian Magdangal is really great!  Their voice and rendition of the scenes were stunning! The cast  really did a great job!  The fantastic production earned a standing ovation ! 

This is super produced , artistically made and great directed.  Noli Me Tangere: The Musical is adapted for the stage by National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera and well known composer / arranger  Ryan Cayabyab.    This is restaged under the direction of theater luminary Audie Gemora. Glad to remember that Director Audie been played as Crisostomo Ibarra in that Noli Me Tangere version in year 1994. 

Costume design is by National Artist Salvador Bernal. Agnes Locsin , for choreography, and Rody Vera , the dramaturgy. TP artisitic director is known tv actor Fernando Josef.

The powerhouse cast of Noli Me Tangere: The Musical are talented singers and stage actors and actresses. 
Maria Clara  play by sweet Cris Villonco. As Crisostomo Ibarra, playing alternately are Mark Bautista and Gian Magdangal.  Theater veteran and well-renowned actor, Bodjie Pascua, plays the ill-famed cura paroko , Padre Damaso. Versatile thespian Al Gatmaitan stands equally apt as Padre Salvi.

Riki Benedicto of the TP Actors Company plays the feisty Elias, alternated by the likewise vigorous Jerald Napoles. Jonathan Tadioan and Garry Lim ,both distinguished members of the TP Actors Company share the role of Don Tiburcio. Red Nuestro ardently takes on Maria Clara’s father, Kapitan Tiago.  Highly-versatile stage actress, Ring Antonio plays the boisterous, animated Donya Victorina; as the very talented Jenny Villegas plays Tia Isabel. And who else could play the role of Sisa better than multi-awarded and intense performer, Angeli Bayani! AC veteran member  Paolo Rodriguez  plays as the Leproso. The powerful chorus is composed of  talented  singers-actors: Jenny Garcia, Janine Santos, Sherine Coa, Rayna Reyes, Hazel Maranan, Diana Sison, Martha Comia, Kathlyn Castillo, Erick Arsenas, Gino Ramirez, Chesko Rodriguez, Jelson Bay, Berl Angeles, Baron Barbers, and Honorio Magat.

Show Dates:  This August
5 (Friday) 8:00 PM
6 (Saturday) 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
7 (Sunday) 3:30 PM
12 (Friday) 8:00 PM
13 (Saturday) 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
14 (Sunday) 3:30 PM
19 (Friday) 8:00 PM
20 (Saturday) 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
21 (Sunday) 3:30 PM
26 (Friday) 8:00 PM
27 (Saturday) 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
28 (Sunday) 3:30 PM
Noli Me Tangere The Musical finale cast and production people bows 
One of the scenes
One of the sweet love scenes, Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara

Noli Me Tangere the Musical scenes shots

Noli Me Tangere the Musical scenes shots
Noli Me Tangere the Musical scenes shots
Noli Me Tangere the Musical scenes shots

Fun Picture Takings with the cast after the show 
with the sweet and beautiful Cris Villonco, Maria Clara
with the great composer / arranger Ryan Cayabyab
with the TP artistic director Nanding Josef
Crisostomo Ibarra , Gian Magdangal

Ms. Tessa Valdez

Mark Bautista, Cris Villonco, Gian Magdangal

August 4, 2011

Mang Inasal Shows Love with First Media and Bloggers' Night

August 1, 2011 an evening  filled with FUN and Surprises, as Mang Inasal held its first ever Media and Bloggers' Night at TEATRINO in Promenade, Greenhills, Mang Inasal held this event to celebrate the launching of its newest campaign: I LOVE MANG INASAL, a look back into the reason why we Filipinos have fallen in love with this brand, a  look forward to bigger things to come.

Mang Inasal invited friends from Media and well-known bloggers including myself to a night of fun events, games and the launch of the brand's main marketing campaign, two more reasons to love Mang Inasal: the MANG AAWIT PROJECT, and the GRAND GADGET GIVE-AWAY; and the announcement of its 400th store opening on August 5, at the Vmall Carpark in Greenhills. Two lucky audience members also walked away with brand new ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and one of them is Vincent a blogger.

The Mang Aawit Project is Mang Inasal's way of enriching the OPM scene, The Project aims to aid eight deserving artists music grants and exposure to a wider audience as Mang Inasal shows its support for OPM. The Grand Gadget Giveaway is a promotion which raffles off ASUS Eee pad Transformer and special  I  LOVE MANG INASAL USB Ballers everyday. To join, a customer simply has to purchase 250 pesos worth of product from Mang Inasal and they have a good chance to be lucky winner everyday of the month of August.

Registration began at 4:30 in the afternoon, followed by an hour of fun and exciting events such as the Rock Band challenge where members of the audience held their own concerts onstage while playing to the music of rock Band 2, The Beatles, and Guitar Hero. At 6PM , the program proper began with the welcome message from Mr. Gil P. Abela, General  Manager of Mang Inasal. Following him was Mr. Enri Ruiz, Marketing Manager who gave a talk about how loving Mang Inasal was the same as Loving Philippines. And lastly, he was joined by Mr. Chris Cahilig, Program director of the Mang Inasal Mang Aawit project as they introduced the eight artists that would become the Mang Inasal Mang Aawits.

Mang Inasal expresses love for OPM, kicks off music advocacy program

The project dubbed as the “Mang Inasal Mang Aawit Music Advocacy Program” aims to preserve and enrich the local music scene by providing new and original songs that reflect Filipino sentiments, values, and spirit an avenue to be heard.

Here are the eight Breakthrough artists. The Mang Inasal Mang Aawit

Acoustic singer-composer Aries Sales from Davao City 

Multi-awarded RnB and soul artist Arnee Hidalgo who is releasing a comeback album soon

    Gold record artist, and staunch OPM advocate Myrus whose launching his second all-original album in September

  Hitmaking pop band Kiss Jane, the group behind songs “Lagi” and “Baliw.”

  Pop heartthrobs 1:43 whose debut recording titled “Time for Love” remains on the bestselling album chart for months now

Stand-up comedian and radio host Onse of DZMM Teleradyo 

  Sultry pop singer and Pinoy Dream Academy scholar Sheng Belmonte whose latest single “Gigil” is now a radio hit

  Sony Music’s acoustic gem Stephanie Dan

“Mang Inasal loves Filipino culture and music, especially our very own OPM. We believe that helping promote our own brand of music and artists is a part of our responsibility as a corporate citizen,” explains Mang Inasal Marketing Manager Enri Luzuriaga.

“Giving our new artists their much-deserved break is an inherent value to Mang Inasal. We as a company has also a humble before becoming one of the biggest fastfood chains in Philippines today,” adds Luzuriaga.

Mang Inasal Mang Aawit will be funding the recording of two promotional songs for every artist and the production of one music video that will be played heavily in close to 400 Mang Inasal stores nationwide. A compilation album of all these original songs will also be released within the year.

“The Mang Inasal Mang Aawit music advocacy program comes at a time when OPM needs it the most. It is one big step to reviving our local music industry that was what was once the most influential in Asia,” related Mang Aawit Project Director Chris Cahilig.

“I have no doubt that many of the eight breakthrough artists will soon become the most prominent OPM artists. And it would be good to remember in the future that they all started from Mang Inasal Mang Aawit,” adds Cahilig.

For more  updates about MANG INASAL  you may visit

August 2, 2011

Noli Me Tangere: The Musical

In honor of Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday, "Noli Me Tangere: The Musical" will officially open Tanghalang Pilipino’s 25th theater season.

The critically acclaimed musical, adapted by Ryan Cayabyab from Rizal’s most famous work with libretto by National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera, will be restaged under the direction of theater luminary Audie Gemora. Costume design is by National Artist Salvador Bernal.

Leading the cast as Crisostomo Ibarra are singer/TV host Mark Bautista (alternating with Arnold Reyes) and Cris Villonco as Maria Clara (understudied by Tasy Garucha). Joining them are Jerald Napoles and Riki Benedicto (Elias), Al Gatmaitan and Reyes (Padre Salvi), Ring Antonio (Don Victorina), Garry Lim (Don Tiburcio) alternating with Jonathan Tadioan, Red Nuestro (Kapitan Tiago), Jenny Villegas (Tia Isabel), Angeli Bayani (Sisa) and Paolo Rodriguez (leproso).

The ensemble includes Jenny Garcia, Pamela Imperial, Janine Santos, Sherine Ann Koa, Hazel Maranan, Diana Sison, Kat Castillo, Martha Comia, Erick Arenas, Gino Ramirez, Chesko Rodriguez, Jejie Esguerra, Von Ryan Yu, Berl William Angeles, Paolo Rodriguez, Baron Barbers and Greg de Leon.

Comprising the artistic staff are Audie Gemora (director), Rody Vera (dramaturg), Ryan Cayabyab (composer and arranger), Bienvenido Lumbera (librettist), Jed Balsamo (musical director), Mio Infante (set designer), Salvador Bernal (costume designer), Eric Cruz (costume consultant) Katsch Catoy (lighting designer), Agnes Locsin (choreographer) and Christine Crame (dance master.

"Noli Me Tangere: The Musical" runs August 5-28, 2011 at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater). Interested sponsors, show-buyers and block buyers may call Tanghalang Pilipino (632) 8323661 or 8321125 local 1620/1621, or CCP box-office 8323704.

Ryan Cayabyab, Composer and Musical Arranger
Audie Gemora, Director
Cris Villonco , Maria Clara
Marck Bautista , Crisostomo Ibarra
Gian Magdangal, Crisostomo Ibarra
Bodjie Pascua, Padre Damaso


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