CONFIRMED: David Beckham in Manila, Philippines

Saturday, September 21, 2019

This is definitely not a thirst post. Although, ladies I wouldn't blame you if you feel like it is.

One of the most sought after English football player in the world is coming to the Philippines, and he's here for good reason. He will be here for the AIA Philam Life Live Better Expo. It is a wellness protection summit to be held at Enderun Tent in Taguig City this October 13 (take note of that!).The event will also feature lifestyle sessions with Philam Life Brand Ambassadors Nico Bolzico, Solenn Heusaff (maybe Patato), Raymond Gutierrez and Wil Dasovich. Philam Life 7s Football League Commissioner Anton Del Rosario will also be conducting clinics and later on in the day, David will be having an exhibition play with the kids. 

David will also share his daily wellness journey at the Live Better Expo. He is the official AIA Global Ambassador and aims to promote the benefits and importance of living a well-balanced lifestyle.

For more information on the Football Clinic and the Philam Life Live Better Expo, visit their Facebook page by searching PhilamLifeAIA.

Celebrate Music with Tunog Transcom

Friday, September 20, 2019

I worked in the BPO industry for a little under 11 years and it has been one of the most high pressured industries I have ever been in. It's not a joke, I've seen people who have had mentally unstable conditions after days of undergoing what's supposed to be usual work, it changed my mind about operations in call centers and project management.

How do you keep your workforce healthy? Easy, by bringing them entertainment that not only they'd enjoy, but also enriches their soul and spirit. Music has that power to change moods, it gives you encouragement to engage in the arts and feel good with the company of like minded friends and co-workers. That's what I witnessed a few days ago in Tunog Transcom.

Over 2000 employees of Transcom Worldwide Philippines went to the Ortigas tent to witness their colleagues perform together with top bands in the country like artist Ebe Cancel, OPM band Mayonnaise, Chiquerella, Sponge Cola, Where's Ramona, This Band, Ben & Ben and everyone's favorite iconic band when it's raining, Aegis!

Mark Lyndsell their CEO says "We have been transforming our business and continuously creating a positive culture so they can express themselves in this annual music fest. Tunog Transcom Tayo will continue together with out other CSR activities including HIV and AIDS Awareness campaigns we do together with The Red Whistle. They put their heart into this which is why we have held this Viral Voice Competition so they could showcase their talent with these talented bands too."

They will be having another installment of Tunog Transcom at the Iloilo Convention Center on September 21 and Bacolod City on the 22nd. They are working together with Tanduay, Seda Hotel, Caronia, Jergens and Liese in this project so for those who work with Transcom, you guys are so lucky!


Kyline Alcantara for BLACK LIPSTICK Shows October 9

I have been hearing about Black Lipstick for a couple of months now. Apparently, this gem of a sequel from Seiko Film’s Blusang Itim where Snooky Serna got the title role from - and is going a bit modern. Consider this as a millennial take on it. I initially thought it was a series but apparently Obra Cinema is gambling on this for the silver-screen with Kyline Alcantara at the helm.

Kyline did a lot of shows in GMA which includes Kambal Karibal and Inagaw na Bituin. She’s still young but it looks like this well awarded actress (from PMPC and ACAA) is taking this all in as her biggest break. It was a hit back then, if you’ve watched it in the 80’s or on YouTube today, you’ll understand why it was adored back then. Snooky was a woman who had an ugly face but turned beautiful when she wore a black garb, this time however they’re using a black lipstick, are they going to change her life from an illness? Judging from the early trailers, it looks like she’s got vitiligo. It shows as white patches on skin and is a bit showy especially on darker skin.

Note: A supermodel Winnie Harlow had this during ANTM Cycle 21 (although she’s getting flak right now about her recent statements against the show) so I am a bit familiar with the condition. I guess to overcome this as a regular person is definitely a challenge, hopefully people will get to know the person and maybe, learn a thing or two about being human.

Snooky says “For me it has come full circle because I got to witness the new version of Blusang Itim which was a very memorable project for me in the 80’s and I just hope the public would love the 2.5 version of it. Kyline is different from me, I was a bit anti social, she is outgoing, in 50 years here, I still get nervous. She is very young when she started, we are both pretty too. She is very professional, very passionate and grateful about their job, that is so beautiful.”

Kyline says “She doesn’t accept who she is, she got bullied, she doesn’t love herself because of her vitiligo. I am a little tense, but Direk was so cool, even Migo and Manolo. I have worked with Ms. Snooky before but this is just an exciting add on. Black Lipstick will show on October 9, and I hope you get to appreciate the persona of Ikay. I am the type of person who thinks ahead so I am pressured. I wouldn’t want to spoil it, both of them I really enjoyed playing, especially Ikay. I hope you love her as much as I do.”

Here's 40 minutes of the blogcon, enjoy!

Director Julius Alfonso says “I love working with intelligent actors and I have seen that in Kyline. They do inputs on the role, I encourage that so it would look natural on screen. She’s very good, I have worked in teleseryes, but she is something I could work on and is refreshing for the role of Ikay and Jessie. I like to work with young actors because they are not boxed, very spontaneous, which hopefully they will enjoy.” Kate Valdez who plays the mean character here says “I get a bit affected about comments with my character. I will be quite mean when it’s about a loved one, maybe that becomes a source of conflict. You should watch out for that!”

So now you’ve got something to watch out for this October. Will KylIne become the next big star? Some have already considered her one, will you be doing that too? Remember, it comes out on theaters this October 9! Black Lipstick is under Obra Cinema.


The MULAT Media Launch

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Marine Cadets/Students who went viral recently opened the event.

They call themselves a new digital platform and yes, it looks good from where I was at their launch in B Hotel in Quezon City. They’re called MULAT Media.

I guess with the advent of digital apps like what broadcasting corporations have been doing, a new player deems okay because the Filipinos have so much data consumption to do. The need to be entertained, informed and helped is there, Mulat Media wants to address this with their platform.

Real solutions to your real concerns. For your pleasure, the app contains programs to address social issues, legal matters, nostalgia, employing technology in media, making it the perfect place to see and hear the help you need. Film making with Happy Land (football with Tondo street kids), Ninja Party, will be discussed in Cine Mulat’s first few shows. WAVV Sessions will discuss indie performers and artists indulging in music. Liza Dino Seguerra will be spearheading the show The FDCP Hour, LGBTQ+ will have fun on the lifestyle show Pretty Little Bekis, for law related concerns, there’s the show Lex Fora. Arnel Ignacio, and Bea Rodriguez will do Mulat Presents (interviewing interesting personalities). If you like Horror in your life, take real stories of ordinary people via My Haunted Stories. There’s just a lot of shows you can enjoy in their platform and yes, it will all be free!

Meric Mara their creator shares “I am an open source advocate and I teach around the country, I could tell how they live, their joy and pain. I love this project and since I started in 1996, I have a lot of clients who have improved their businesses with technology. I looked at my friend who worked in media, and if we put the same technology, there is a big opportunity in this and blockchain technology. Media should provide content, correct and using positive approach. Not to be driven only by revenue, to create content and be instruments in nation building. That is where this all started, you should see more of this soon!”

Sophie Kintanar their CEO says “Thank you for your birthday surprise, I am so happy to have seen this all come true. There will be more, I can’t wait til you see the other shows we have lined up for you. Thank you for coming to our grand launch!”

In the event we also saw Kristel Fulgar (Youth Influencer), Benny Liwanag (who covered the Marawi Siege), Illac Diaz (who did Solar Power and Light NGO projects), Venecio Legaspi (Director for OFW Council of Leaders), Joy Belmonte’s rep, whom they gave Mulat Achievement Awards to.

Check out Mulat Media on FB, YouTube and IG. Their official website is and you can download the app on Google Play and watch the shows all day starting this October.