August 31, 2018

Jollibee announces exemplary finalists of 8th Jollibee Family Values Awards

Since it was launched in 2011, the Jollibee Family Values Awards (JFVA) has recognized numerous Filipino families for their exemplary advocacies that improve the lives of people in their communities. Now, Jollibee introduces a new batch of selfless and value-centered families who have chosen to be great for others.

Out of hundreds of entries from the country and abroad, the finalists include eleven families from Luzon, one family from Visayas, one from Mindanao, and two overseas Filipino worker (OFW) families from Australia and the United States.

Among the finalists are: Arquiza Family (Camarines Norte), Bacudio Family (Manila), Cua Family (Manila), Delos Reyes Family (Caloocan City), Homan Family (Sorsogon), Idzenga Family (Bacolod City), Manuncia Family (Quezon City), Marcial Family (Pasig City), Pedro Family (Rizal),  Rubico Family (Laguna), Sibug Family (North Cotaboto), Vinuya Family (Tarlac City), and Zulueta Family (Makati City).

Two OFW families, Alegado Family (United States), and Roa Family (Australia), are also included in JFVA’s top nominees.

The finalists will vie for the six JFVA Family Awards and Special Citations during the Gabi ng Parangal para sa Pamilyang Pilipino, the search’s culminating event, on September 26 at Blue Leaf Cosmopolitan.

After an extensive search and rigorous internal screening, the chosen families were further deliberated upon by an esteemed panel of judges chaired by Maribel Dionisio, veteran JFVA judge and parenting and relationship consultant.

“I’m taking it more seriously each year and so are the other judges. There’s even more vigor this year because we continue to see more amazing and selfless families with inspiring advocacies. This day was good because we ended it with beautiful stories and a renewed hope for our country,” she shared.   

Reprising their role as judges are TV host and news anchor Edric Mendoza, renowned writer and inspirational speaker Francis Kong, and lifestyle columnist and children’s advocate, Audrey Tan-Zubiri. Other returning judges include actress Dimples Romana and TV host and news anchor Christine Jacob-Sandejas.

For first-time judge and Jollibee Philippines HR Head, Jazel Mendoza, it was an enriching experience as she discovered the stories of the nominees. “The diverse entries represented different sectors so it gave the judges a lot of opportunity to really see the different needs of the country and how people address those things.”

Completing the panel of judges were Jollibee Brand CMO and Jollibee Philippines Marketing Head Francis Flores, and Jollibee Group Foundation Executive Director Gisela Tiongson.

As each year brings in more families dedicated to goodwill and service, the judges are looking into opportunities to further enrich and sustain the families’ advocacies.

“Most of the judges are very eager to help out and share their knowledge. It’s really more on how to connect these families to really strengthen and make the awards more meaningful,” shared Dionisio.

“What I enjoyed during the deliberation was our discussions on how to further elevate each families’ efforts and really make the program sustainable, not only recognizing the family but also finding ways to help them collaborate, link them to the right organization and past JFVA winners, empower them, and build their capacities so they can do more for Filipinos in the country and abroad,” added Jazel Mendoza.

The 8th JFVA will honor five exemplary families and one OFW family with a P300,000 cash prize, Jollibee gift certificates, and a trophy designed by renowned sculptor Michael Cacnio.

Jollibee and its citation partners will also confer special awards to families supporting advocacies on Education (National Book Store), Children (Children’s Hour), Minority Groups (KATRIBU), and PWDs (National Council on Disability Affairs). Family awardees will each receive P50,000 cash prize, Jollibee gift certificates, and a plaque.

The JFVA is made possible with the support from campaign partners Coca-Cola Philippines, Jollibee Group Foundation, and Maynilad, official hotel partners Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn, and sponsor HKTV.B 

Meteor Garden actors use Vivo smartphones in 2018 reboot

Hit TV series Meteor Garden has made a comeback this 2018 after a successful and highly popular run 17 years ago, in 2001. Set in the city of Shanghai, the series reboot centers around the story of an ordinary girl, Dong Shancai who enters a prestigious university where she later encounters the well-known F4, an exclusive circle of four boys celebrated in school for their good looks and wealthy background. A string of events brought Shancai with the boys, particularly with the handsome Daoming Siand soft-spoken Huaze Lei.

Shancai checks her Vivo smartphone during one scene shot at the university.

In the Philippines, the local fans were crossing their fingers that a Filipino version of the beloved Chinese series would materialize, calling for their favorite celebrities to earn a spot in a local series re-make. When rumors surfaced in 2017 that Meteor Garden would be resurrected, the anticipation was also met with uncertainty that the reboot with series darlings Shancai and Daoming Si would not be as good as the original, some even calling that the original casts be called back for the re-creation of the show.

The box of a Vivo smartphone reaches the hand of the one of the key characters of the show.

But the 2018 Meteor Garden reboot did not disappoint its fans, old and new. Drawing legions of young followers from everywhere, the old formula of the series proved that it has not lost its charm over the years. As a matter of fact, its comeback was a trending topic on Twitter with over thirty thousand tweets on Its much-anticipated re-make. Much to the delight of fans, Shancai still carries her dream-girl image, her unyielding personality more charming to the audience than ever and Daoming Si still never fails to woo fans with his abounding charisma.

The series comeback inspired a myriad of feels from the fans: from happiness to sadness, to excitement and fear.

One thing that stands out with the Meteor Garden reboot and perhaps the reason why the show managed to captivate the hearts of millennials is the relatable personalities and lifestyles of the show’s characters. The show’s leads, much like today’s youth, are connected to their smartphones—Vivo smartphones in particular—heavily interacting with each other and expressing themselves through the usual selfies and status updates, shared through several social media platforms.

Shancai keeps her handy Vivo smartphone close to her.

While many Filipinos know the love story of Shancai and Daoming Si like the back of their hand, the Meteor Garden reboot’s main actors Shen Yue and Dylan Wang as well as the rest of the F4—Darren Chen, Connor Leung, and Caesar Wu—no doubt keep fans glued to their screens with their chemistry and energy that add zing to a classic favorite.

Vivo Hints Fast Changing? Lightning Fast Within Your Reach

Vivo, one of the leading global smartphones in the world, is set to re-unleash an innovative feature to aid everyday life. Will it be a feature that allows efficient battery charging to ensure better communication, web browsing, and long-lasting apps usage to keep up with day-to-day tasks?

Battery life and charging time are two of the important features that tech savvy and heavy smartphone users look at when they search for smartphone. What good is a smartphone if it does not have battery anyway?
Vivo’s latest flagship model in the Philippines, the X21, for instance, has non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery with fast charging. The Vivo NEX was also supported by fast charging but its Li-Ion battery capacity is up to 4,000 mAh.
With a slogan of “daring to pursue true perfection, while continuously creating the surprising”, we can’t wait for what’s next for Vivo.

Ritz Azul tries comedy in her first-ever major movie, The Hopeful Romantic

Ritz as Veronica devirginized a virgin in The Hopeful Romantic 

After eight years in showbiz, Ritz Azul finally gets her biggest break yet. 

She top bills the upcoming romantic comedy movie The Hopeful Romantic under Regal Entertainment, Inc., opposite breakthrough actor Pepe Herrera. 

Highly identified in drama, the 24-year-old actress explains that she is excited to try her hand in comedy on the big screen. 

Her first venture in this genre is through ABS-CBN's Sunday comedy show, Banana Sunday. 

But between drama and comedy, Ritz says that comedy is harder to do. 

“Actually, mas sanay ako sa drama, pero buti na lang medyo naturuan na ako ni Direk Bobot [Mortiz] sa Banana Sunday bago gawin itong movie na 'to,” the actress explains. 

“Masayang gawin ang comedy, pero totoo ngang mas mahirap gawin ito kesa sa drama.” 

However, she asserts that she is up to the challenge and is doing her best. 

She also reveals that her role in The Hopeful Romantic is edgier compared to the roles she has portrayed before. 

In the movie, Ritz portrays the role of Veronica, a gold-digger. 

“Sobrang kakaiba ang role ko ngayon. Nakakatawa nga kasi pinanood ko sa mga kaibigan ko, sa nanay ko, lahat ng may kakilala sa akin yung trailer tapos sabi nila, 'Asan si Ritz doon? Di ko makita. Sobrang ibang-iba ka,' Gano'n ang comment nila sa akin.” 

She continues, “Actually, habang nagda-dubbing ako, kinikilabutan ako sa mga pinagsasasabi ko sa mga kinikilos ko doon. Hindi ko talaga makita ang sarili ko.”

However, she is thankful to her director, Topel Lee and the production team for helping her out pull off her character. 

She is also thankful to have Pepe as her leading man, whom Ritz has nothing but good words for. 

“Sobrang gaan katrabaho ni Pepe kasi ang saya din. Nakikipag-collab talaga siya sa writer, sa producer, sa director. Lahat ng ideas niya para mapaganda yung movie talagang sini-share niya. 

“Pati sa co-actors niya open siya, sobrang professional.” 

Ritz is also grateful to establish rapport with Pepe for this project. 

“Parang nagsu-shoot kami merong connection. Habang nandon kami sa characters namin, minsan kahit mata lang nag-uusap na kami." 

Ritz adds about her leading man, “Sobrang ang pinakanatutunan ko sa kanya hindi siya titigil sa take o kahit paulit-ulit pa yan, para mapaganda yung scene.” 

The actress also takes pride in saying that The Hopeful Romantic is a project, which teaches a valuable lesson. 

She explains what valuable life lesson teaches, “Unang-una just be yourself, huwag kang magpanggap. Dapat huwag ka magkunwari. Ipakita mo lang kung sino ka talaga, kasi yun ang mamahalin sa'yo ng tao. 

“Kung nagpanggap kang ibang tao at minahal ka, hindi ikaw ang totoong minahal. 

As Veronica, Ritz portrays a kept woman in the high society world and a woman who tries to survive despite being difficult life she has gone through. 

Then one day, he meets Jess (Pepe Herrera), a valet parking assistant at a posh hotel, who is also honest and most of all, a virgin. He promised himself that he will only give himself when he already found his true love.

Jess meets Veronica gets mesmerized by her presence. One thing lead to another, and Veronica gave Jess the “first time”. Jess, believing in the magic of what happened between them, decides that Veronica is his one true love. 

However, there is one problem; Veronica has no idea that he is not rich. Afraid that revealing himself will make him lose Veronica, Jess starts to pretend the part. He kept on doing this until his resources spill away. The inevitable happens, and Veronica learns the truth about Jess. 

Tagged as the sexy comedian, The Hopeful Romantic is the first film of Pepe in a lead role. 

The Hopeful Romantic opens September 12, 2010. The funniest romantic film of the season is directed by Topel Lee. 

For more updates, follow Regal Entertainment Inc on Facebook, @RegalFilms on Twitter, @RegalFilms50 on IG and Regal Cinema channel on YouTube. 

August 30, 2018

Why debit cards are a millennial’s best partner in adulting

Millennials like to do things in their own way. Unlike the generations before them, these passionate young adults do not follow a specific formula for their lifestyles. They are spontaneous, excited, and always going against the flow in search for experiences that will make their lives worth living.

But if there’s one thing that millennials have in common with other generations, it is that they are also financially conscious. And in this modern age, millennials can enjoy the convenience of saving money and shopping for their needs and wants using a trusty debit card. Here are a few reasons why debit cards are preferred by many young Filipinos:

Easier way to save cash
With a debit card, you can simply go to the bank and deposit cash to your account. This way, you are assured that your money is safe and secure; it even earns interest so you can grow your savings. Debit cards also teaches you to spend wisely because, unlike credit cards, you can only use what you have in your account. So the more you deposit and save money in your card, the more you can go on shopping sprees and planning for your next out-of-town-trips.

Convenient and safer transactions 
Debit cards also provide an alternative way to carry money anywhere you go. Instead of bringing large amounts of cash in your wallet, you can just bring your debit card and swipe it for instant purchases. You can even use it for online shopping with your favorite brands and stores. Just make sure to secure your debit account with a PIN code so your savings stay safe.

Rewards for your spending
And what better way to enjoy your debit cards than by getting perks for every purchase. Some card providers offer exciting rewards and promos on shopping, dining, traveling, and grocery transactions with your debit card.

The CEB GetGo Debit Card, the first and only debit card that earns GetGo points for free flights, earns 1GetGo point for every PHP 88 spent.  With CEB GetGo Debit Card, you also receive alerts and have the first dibs on Cebu Pacific’s exclusive seat sale offers and upcoming promos. Cardholders can also get discounts when purchasing flights via GetGo and experience cashless Visa transactions on trips locally and abroad.
Starting this month, new cardholders are up for even more exciting rewards with its Take 5 promo! Every Visa transaction made on the first month of the newly-approved CEB GetGo Debit Card will earn 5% rebate for the cardholder. It’s like you spend some, you get some -- and even more!

Interested individuals can apply online via and pick up their cards at any UnionBank branch. Upon receiving the card, they can enjoy purchases that can reward them with a maximum rebate of P500 for more savings. Rebates will be instantly credited to members’ GetGo savings account within the first week of the next calendar month.
For more information on memberships and partners, visit Stay updated on the latest promos by liking GetGoPH’s official pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

August 29, 2018

TVS Motor Company bets big on Philippines with new product launches

TVS Motor Company, a reputed two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer in India, launched two new products for the Philippines market – TVS Dazz and TVS King. Developed to meet Euro 3 standards, TVS Dazz is an exciting 110cc scooter while TVS King is a 200cc three-wheeler offering designed to be the perfect passenger carrier. 

TVS Motor Company ranks amongst the top ten two-wheeler companies in the world. It is one of the leading two-wheeler and three-wheeler exporter in India, distributing to over 60 countries. 

(L-R) Mr. R Dilip, Senior Vice President, International Business, TVS Motor Company, Mr. KN Radhakrishnan, CEO andPresident of TVS Motor Company)

“TVS Motor Company is synonymous with quality and class-leading technology across the 60 countries we operate in and our approach in Philippines is aligned to the same ethos. We have been present in the country since 2016 and the market has responded positively to our diverse offerings ranging across Underbones, Backbone Solo and Business Backbone. The launch of TVS King and TVS Dazz has opened two new segments for us and we are confident that both products will be well-received by the rapidly growing market,” said Mr. KN Radhakrishnan, President & CEO, TVS Motor Company. 

Elaborating on the launch of the new products in the market, Mr. R Dilip, Senior Vice President, International Business, TVS Motor Company said,

 “We are delighted to launch two new products in the Philippines market today as both offerings have been designed to suit specific customer requirements in the country. TVS King, our premium state-of-the-art three-wheeler offering is an amalgamation of durability, comfort and convenience and is targeted at the tricycle passenger carrier market for both Government units as well as personal transport. The TVS Dazz, on the other hand, is a powerful 110cc scooter designed for the modern commuters who seek a practical as well as stylish offering. Our commitment to our customers extends to providing full-time after sales-service support as well as innovative programmes such as TVS Experience camps which run across the country.” 

TVS Motor Company products are available in all Wheeltek Motor Sales Corp, Bacolod Eversure Marketing Inc, Rhean Motor Center, Key Motors Inc, Stargold Motorcycle Corporation and Gud Motor Trading Inc. 

With the addition of two new products TVS Dazz and TVS King, TVS Motor Company’s robust portfolio in the country also boasts of two-wheeler brands such as: 

1. Underbones - TVS Neo XR 110cc and TVS Rockz 125cc 

2. Backbone Solo – TVS Apache 180, TVS Apache 200 Fi 

3. Business Backbone – TVS Max 4R 125cc 

4. Scooter segment - TVS XL 100 

TVS Dazz 

TVS Dazz, a scooter manufactured for international markets, comes with a 110cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, paired to a CVT unit. It packs power of 8.57 bhp @ 7500 rpm and a peak torque of 8.3 Nm @ 5500 rpm. TVS Dazz meets the Euro 3 standards in Philippines and is available in three colours - Matte Black, Matte Grey and the popular Matte Pink. 

TVS King 

TVS King is a futuristic three-wheeler product, designed for evolving cities and promises a unique combination of power, style, comfort and mileage. Powered by a 200cc, modern low friction 7-port engine with the peak torque at lower rpm, the vehicle is ideal to navigate as well as brave city traffic without frequent gearshifts. The engine, which operates at lower revolutions for a given road speed, delivers good mileage thus enhancing the reliability of the product. TVS King has been made to suit the needs of the Philippines customer with a Fuel Injected (EFI) variant that meets Euro 3 standards. 

About TVS Motor Company 

We are a reputed two and three-wheeler manufacturer, and the flagship company of the USD 7 billion TVS Group. We believe in Championing Progress through Mobility. Rooted in our 100-year legacy of Trust, Value, Passion for Customers and Exactness, we take pride in making internationally aspirational products of the highest quality through innovative and sustainable processes. We endeavor to deliver the most superior customer experience at all our touch points across 60 countries. We are the only two-wheeler company to have received the prestigious Deming Prize. Our products lead in their respective categories in the J.D. Power IQS and APEAL surveys for the past four years. We have been ranked No. 1 Company in the J.D. Power Customer Service Satisfaction Survey for consecutive three years. 

For more information, please visit

August 28, 2018

VIVO Endorsers tease about the next flagship

Are these photos a hint of Vivo’s next flagship smartphone?

These photos may give a hint on Vivo’s next flagship smartphone

Vivo endorsers are dropping hints on next flagship


Daniel Padilla on Twitter teased fans with a new visual.

Vivo’s Filipino endorsers have been throwing hints on their social media accounts that something new is coming soon.

Teen King Daniel Padilla posted a photo of himself with a gradient pink and blue background and the words “Go Beyond,” tagging Vivo Philippines' account.

Other Vivo endorsers Darren Espanto, Julie Anne San Jose, Maymay Entrata, Maris Racal, and Paul Salas also posted the similar photos on their Instagram pages.

Vivo endorsers hinted online that something new from the smartphone brand is arriving soon.

TJ Monterde, KZ Tandingan, and Iñigo Pascual also posted photos tagging Vivo Philippines on IG. This time, their photos showed colorful backgrounds or lighting.

Vivo ladies Kira Balinger, Joyce Pring, Loisa Andalio, Elisse Joson, and Sassa Dagdag posted closeup photos tagging Vivo Philippines, as if to emphasize their makeup.

Do these photos tell something about the next Vivo flagship smartphone?  What is the common theme of these photos?

In the past week, Vivo has been dropping hints on its social media accounts. It kicked off with a video of a fingerprint depicted like a spiral galaxy in an apparent reference to its pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. Its second teaser was a video of a launch of a space rocket. The third one was another video of the moon with a curved line emphasizing its shape.

In this case, Vivo seems to be getting a lot of inspiration from the cosmos for its next smartphone. What do you think will Vivo post next? Best to keep watch on its social media pages. 

About Vivo
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.  In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.  

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook (, Instagram (, and Twitter ( accounts.

Aaron Carter Brings the LØVË Tour to Manila


Kbeam Events officially announces the upcoming concert of 90’s teen sensation, Aaron Carter dubbed as “Aaron Carter LØVË Tour Live in Manila” on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Kia Theater in Araneta Center, Quezon City.

The singer, songwriter, and producer who has taken the 90’s and early 2000s by storm with hit singles “I Want Candy,” “I’m All About You,” and “Crush on You,” will be featuring his latest album release LØVË. One of his hit singles in the album “Sooner or Later” went Gold in several countries in Europe and is now enjoying multi-million streams on Spotify.

Now 30 years old, Aaron Carter, has been spending the year touring the US and UK headlining in his own shows, as well as joining his fellow 90’s greats like boyband O-town, Lance Bass from NSYNC, Ryan Cabrera, and Youtube sensation, Tyler Hilton.

Upon learning that he’s now back on tour, fans from the Philippines via Twitter started requesting the singer to come to Manila for a concert. The last time he was here was in 2002 and he was only 14 at the time when he performed at the Araneta Coliseum. Today, Aaron Carter heard his fans loud and clear and he is now schedule to perform at the Kia Theater at 8pm on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Aaron Carter will feature songs from the latest album LØVË, which is distributed by Sony Music.

Tickets to Aaron Carter Live in Manila are now on sale at all Ticketnet outlets (call 911-5555) and at Prices are at P5,830, P4,558, P2,756, P2,120. This concert is presented by Kbeam Events and the official residences Crowne Plaza Manila Ortigas and The Holiday Inn Manila Ortigas.

I’m All About You

I Want Candy

Sooner or Later

Fool’s Gold


Twitter: @kbeamevents
Instagram @kneamevents

Pre-order your OPPO F9 with VOOC Flash Charging this August 24 and revolutionize your smartphone experience

Get freebies worth Php1,500 for every pre-order nationwide

Global smartphone innovator OPPO Philippines’ recently announced that the game-changing OPPO F9 is now available for pre-order starting August 24 until August 29, 2018. Customers simply have to pay a Php1,000 security deposit to secure a unit and pay the full amount upon claiming on August 30 onwards.

Customers who pre-order from all authorized OPPO stores nationwide will get a free game holder, ring phone holder, and Bluetooth headset worth Php1,500.

For the active on-the-go lifestyle

The OPPO F9 answers one of the most common problems smartphone users today face –battery life. OPPO influencer and actor Robi Domingo said, “The F9 is really convenient with the VOOC Flash Charging. You don’t have to carry a bulky power bank and cable around anymore as the F9 is efficient and charges quickly.” The F9 also includes AI battery management for optimized battery usage for the entire day.

OPPO Influencer Robi Domingo

VOOC Flash Charging is made safe as the F9 has 5 layers of protection built into the charger and phone, assuring the best user experience even while charging. This technology is an exclusive innovation of OPPO in more than 90 million OPPO smartphones globally and is OPPO’s first initiative to more customers with the F9.

Stylish and functional

The F9 is available in two fashionable gradient colors, Sunrise Red and Twilight Blue. OPPO endorsers JoshLia flaunted the F9 last August 15 at the smartphone’s grand launch. Julia Barretto said, “It’s really beautiful. The gradient finish really matches my personality and fashion style.” Joshua Garcia added, “I really like the unique screen and how you can reply to your friends without leaving the game you are playing”.

OPPO endorsers Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia

OPPO’s unique approach to the notch is the well-praised Waterdrop screen wherein the front camera is shaped like a waterdrop thereby maximizing the screen-to-body ratio of 90.8% at 6.4 inches.

From selfie expert to portrait artist

More than just expert selfies, the OPPO F9 raises the bar in photography with its 16MP + 2MP dual rear camera for more dramatic portrait shots. Additionally, users can choose from many varieties of portrait shots to emphasize the subject. Other modes such as AR stickers, Super Vivid, and slow motion are also available for users to play around and produce one-of-a-kind content with.


OPPO Influencer Glaiza De Castro

OPPO influencer Glaiza de Castro said, “Photography enthusiasts like me will love the F9 as it allows us to produce engaging content for our social media feed. The F9’s artistic portrait modes and AI Beauty Technology 2.1 produces expert looking, enhanced, and natural photos.”

“We heard the need of our customers who want a smartphone that can produce great selfies and have equally great battery life. We deliver these innovations with the new OPPO F9 and believe that our exclusive VOOC Flash Charge technology will change the game in smartphone battery expectations” OPPO Philippines’ Vice President of Marketing Jane Wan said. “The F9 has got both the brains and beauty with its gorgeous gradient design and unique waterdrop screen.”

OPPO F9 will initially be available in Sunrise Red and Twilight Blue for PHP 17,990 (6GB RAM).

For more information on OPPO’s exciting products and activities, like OPPO Philippines’ official Facebook page and follow @OPPOPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

17 Y/O International Artist Andreah is Poised to Launch Her Music in Her Mom’s Homeland – Philippines!

Born in Manila August 2001 to a Filipino Mum and an Irish Dad, music has played an everyday part in ANDREAH’s life from a very early age. Inspired by her mother and singing in the local church choir, she participated in school music events and joined her first band in Year 6, performing during graduation. ANDREAH took up piano at the age of eight, began singing lessons at ten and starting to write songs with friends ‘for fun’ at thirteen.

ANDREAH has traveled extensively throughout the region and spent a great deal of time in both Singapore and Manila where her father’s companies are based. Hence the choice to launch her musical career in the region.
By the age of 14 she was writing on her own and teaching herself to play guitar, thus enabling her to develop more songs. At 15, her first serious solo creation was Magic a song based on a personal experience, which she has chosen to share with us all. Her first release and Asia POP 4O’s recent BUZZ track, Best Friend was written as a parting gift to her best friend whose family moved to another country.  “I hope my music can help people through rough and difficult times, as it has helped me,” she states whilst providing an insight to her life story, which the young singer/songwriter describes as a somewhat “scary” experience.

ANDREAH’s love for performing, which she embarked on locally several years ago, resulted in an invitation to support The Script in Singapore Hong Kong and Manila in April of 2018. More recently she headlined Singapore’s Heartstrings concert at the Repertory Theatre in August on behalf of the Children’s Cancer Foundation.
She cites both The Script and Ed Sheeranas the driving forces behind her love of songwriting and aspiration to continue performing. “It was simply a dream come true to be up there in front of such large audiences, and I enjoyed every minute,” she shared.
Los Angeles based producer Qura Rankin, who joined her band on stage for these performances, heard ANDREAH sing and believing “she has what it takes if she wants to take it”, offered to record and produce a selection of her early songs. 
The two spent some time at Thailand’s Krabi Road studios in April. There is nothing pedestrian about the mood and narrative these first six recordings captured in the most natural of environments. To have recorded so close to home where her songs were written, is an integral part of this narrative.
As an active member of her local school, she enjoys all school activities, playing both soccer and basketball.  In 2017, she spearheaded a fundraising talent contest to help build a school in Cambodia and attended its opening ceremony there. Insisting that her priority remains to complete her education and, with exams scheduled later in the year, ANDREAH’s foray into Japan, Australia and European markets will have to wait until mid-2019.

 To listen to 'Best Friend', click here -
A LIVE version of 'Best Friend' from HK is on YouTube together with the
lyric video ( link below).

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