A Stellar Vivo V11 Launch

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Vivo just launched their flagship phone the Vivo V11 a few weeks ago and the occasion didn’t really disappoint when it comes to stars who were at the event that evening. Aside from the presentations, it was the well loved artists who came in and gave their thoughts about the phone who captured the attention of the public. This launch wouldn’t be stellar without their brand ambassadors. Check them out!

Julie Anne San Jose opened the show with a grand song number enjoyed even by the Chinese executives and press people

Asia’s RnB sensation KZ Tandingan was mobbed during her song number, some people even asked for video greets while she was singing.. she handled that with grace. She listens to her music using her trusty Vivo phone and it never got her in trouble even abroad!

Tall boy Darren Espanto got all the artists and country manager for Vivo in one shot. I wonder how much networth they had in this frame LOL

Super popular love team Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber gave their #MayWard fans a reason to cheer. Those kilig moments on stage was just enough to drive them crazy.

Iñigo Pascual smiled and swooned the ladies that evening. Really good singer!

Vern and Verniece Enciso all look glam and fashionable. They’ll show you how it’s done on their OOTD’s

Maris Racal, looking all so gorgeous in the holding room. Perfect time for an OOTD shot too.

Loisa Andallo dropped like a bombshell with her Vivo V11 on her hand

Daniel Padilla still got the blues

He sang on stage like a pro, congratulations on the 600 Million feat for THOUS :)

If the stars have it, wouldn’t it be nice for you to have one too? Exactly. Go get your own Vivo V11 now in stores nationwide!

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See You Tomorrow at the FREENIVERSAYA: A FREEnet Concert

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


If you haven't been paying attention, tomorrow is going to be a great day of music, fun and a stellar lineup of artists. We will be covering that too but before the actual festivities begin, let me tell you a few reasons why YOU should be there.

Current OPM Greats

Some of the Philippines' best OPM performers like Shanti Dope will be there, rap along his greatest hits including the popular NADARANG which I'm sure you'll love!

Tons of Prizes

There are special raffle prizes for people who will be at the Mall of Asia Arena on this day including a brand new Yamaha motorcycle, a trip to Taiwan, and One Million FREEnet points all for you. This will be done through a special edition Dailygaya Raffle Promo done during the concert.

Funny People

Hosting the event will be the world's most good looking guy Luis Manzano (you should pay me tomorrow), and the viral Makati lover Kaladkaren Davila (I kid) so this will really be a fun night!

So go now and get your points exchanged through the FREEnet App and if you get that text message, simply exchange through the nearest SM Tickets branch. Watch with me if you're there!

See you tomorrow!


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LJ Reyes Launches Wonder Jane

If you're looking for LJ Reyes lately and haven't seen her in GMA shows, there is a reason for that. She's currently 6 months on the way and very happily married. She has a few businesses also but this one is keeping her busy. She just launched a new line of hygeine products called WONDER JANE and we talked to her about it.

LJ says “Aki and I always travel and my kid always go on public toilets, this kit saved me a lot of times and this small so you can bring it with you anywhere. Wonder Jane is from my real name, Lorna Jane. I wanted it to be simple and not too elaborate in packaging. I have other businesses but this I am really involved from scratch, I want to also have refill bottles and baby products in the future. It is made in the country, I want kids to bring it outside in their bags so they learn not to be messy.”

Wonder Jane Hygeine Kit Php 850

Undercover Wash - a liquid soap with no artificial fragrance. A cleanser for all parts of your body, no joke!

The Bug Rescue is a repellant for mosquitoes, no more dengue for kids and adults too! Lighlty scented.

The Anti Stink Bomb is to leave the toilet smelling really fresh so the next user won't complain after you use it!

The Hand Sanitizer is for disinfection without drying your skin!

The Bum Shield is a disposable seat cover, so you won't get scared using public toilets anymore!

She adds “It is important that I get my ideas and concepts out. These products have been tested by my friends and families, hopefully everyone will love this kit, I hope it can reach everyone because I would love it. The website will be available this Friday. I hope they could get the Wonder Jane Travel Kit and make it part of their lives. You may order through WonderJane.ph and get supplies from there starting September 15.”

This is promising but I hope she gets to have this in physical stores and channels because the website might not be enough to get her product out there. I have friends who would love this, I'm sure you do too so tell them all about it!

Keep it clean!

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REMITLY Expands to More Countries

It’s 98 days before Christmas and of course Filipinos around the world are thinking of their families in the Philippines. With the way things are, they of course would want you to make this another year to remember and get that festive spirit and dinner taken cared of. I remember the time my Ninang sent me 20 dollars each Christmas and how happy I was to get my toys and stuff, but sometimes it gets stolen in transit for one or more reasons. 

These days we’re more than happy to use remittance services that are affordable, easy to understand and super safe. Honestly there’s no better opportunity to send money home than now where the exchange rate is very high. I’ve met some of the executives of REMITLY (an online money transfer company) as they start partnering with a local tech brand as they expand their services in the country. 

Matt Oppenheimer “I started Remitly to disrupt the 500 Billion remittance industry. With mobile growth we now have something scalable, we believe that we put the customer first to transform hundreds and millions of lives, serve and deliver on their promises. We’re just getting started.

In 2011 they launched in the Philippines with a service US to the Philippines only. They didn’t launch in other countries until they mastered the service. They acquired Talio and got a tracking system in place to send text messages, emails so you know where your money is anytime of the day. They also got scholarship grants for 500 students, got their feedback, improved the system even further. Now they have other 11 European countries, Canada, Australia and even cruise ships. They also donated money for disaster relief and saved 900 Million dollars in transfer fees because it was easier for them to pass on the company earnings to customers easing their ability to send money home. 

They are doing Geographic expansion, Product Expansion, even established a Manila Office with 400 employees (and is still growing). For those who don’t know Kuya Kim Atienza is their endorser, in his words “Being the face of Remitly is like giving back, I am here in the Philippines and spend enough time with my family but tons of Filipinos are abroad working, living alone, it’s not easy. This is how countless Filipinos do it. Initially I didn’t know what it is all about, I realised what good this is doing with Filipinos, thank you Remitly.” He even said the weather during the event! Hahaha!

Transactions according to them is 100% safe and their promise is to get you that money online in 5 seconds or less. They offer a very competitive rate for senders, no add on fees. There are tons of Filipinos around the world and this will be a good venue to send money from abroad. You should give this a try because their first transaction is completely FREE. Would you believe that?

Send money to me too if you’re not busy! LOL

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Luigi Revilla for TRES

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Luigi Revilla does action with his brothers on trilogy TRES

This is my first time to meet Luigi Revilla, the brother of Jolo and Bryan. He's the son of Senator Bong Revilla and Lovely Guzman. Albeit coming from different moms, he was never treated as such and so when TRES was pitched for production they knew it had to include this guy. According to him, if his Dad says he's got to do this film, he will do it. It was so nice to see him in good spirits. 

Luigi says "I am doing a part of the movie called "AMATS", thank you for being here. I was studying so I wasn't around that much in showbusiness so I concentrated in my studies. I finished entrepreneurship in Enderun College. Right now I am learning the ropes of a few businesses I do with my wife. In AMATS, it has double meaning. It either has to do with dru9s or women. He's an addict, Assunta's character got him into the circuit. She's like a cougar, and I also am battling it out with Ronwaldo Martin's character here. My love interest here is Myrtle Sarroza, he fell in love and tried to get back on track. We feel these stories are apt for the third installment of TRES, and our directors have different styles but we all get along especially while we were doing this episode. What I want to tell you is that we all have something to give, I wouldn't say being a blackbelter would be an advantage, it's more of a strength and I hope people would love it."

He adds "AMATS is different, 72 hours is Bing Revilla esque, my brother Bryan is dark and his acting comes out. AMATS is more millennial, not much explosions but fast paced moves utilizing my skills. I always go to him and talk about the scenes, I like his style because we get to be inspired by music we also use to motivate actors on the scenes. I had a scene here with Markki Stroem and he lost his tooth when I kicked him in the face, props to him he was so professional and it was accidental. It was one big fight scene and that happened, unfortunately."

It was hard to do the drama scenes especially portraying a druggie, he says his Dad gave him good words so he would look better on screen.

On his brothers he says "We first saw each other during the wake of my grandma, I think it was God's plan that we meet in Boracay and every Sunday since we get together, I am so blessed that even Tita Lani accepted me from day 1. She never made me feel out of place, I love Tita Lani and I am blessed they accepted me in the family and now we are so close. My wife and Tita Lani are also very close, I am so happy that happened."

Luigi is a young Dad, he wanted to have a son early. He wanted to be a family oriented guy so he could spend time with family, he wanted to become like his Dad and the type of person he is. With this movie, he hopes to get that it opens up doors of opportunities for him and his brothers so they could make more films and help people behind the scenes too. He prays that his Dad continues to be strong, he doesn't want him to be free so he could be with all of them and make up for the years that he hasn't been able to be there because of circumstances. He's thankful for the opportunity to work with his brothers and until now he feels he is dreaming.

I hope the industry accepts them with open arms so they could enjoy something they love to do, acting. They would gladly do the legwork, his Dad is very hands on from the people who are doing this film and he wants to one day work with his Dad, hopefully soon. 

Good luck Luigi!

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Be Ready For Gabay Guro 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

This is ther 11th year and they will not stop. 1,500 scholarship grants, 400 classrooms, more partner schools, several topnotchers, thousands of teachers from different provinces in the Philippines who benefited in this PLDT Smart Foundation led project. Training, livelihood, scholarships, computerization and innovation to help teachers get other sources of income so they too can be leaders in their own schools. Now there are wifi hotspots in schools, educational facilities, even in calamity stricken areas they are now present. Now students are getting quality education they deserve and even teachers get proper training and other courses so they can cope with technology and skills that come with it. The event also has become one of the biggest in the country and they want to bring this to other parts of the country. There is also a Gabay Guro App so news and features are communicated wherever they are. They also want to get teachers to start their own livelihood, so they have other sources of income, building the nation one teacher at a time. This they say is very important so they are doing this for all our educators.

Mother, wife Shay Cabalo Revilla says “We would like to invite you all on September 23 at the MOA Arena, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Randy Santiago, Gabbi Concepcion, Sharon Cuneta, Gary Valenciano, his kids, Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez, Andrew Wolf, Jona and a lot more (surprise love teams!). They will be raffling off a car, a house, motorcycles, a van, equipment, TV’s and GC’s all for teachers. PLDT SMART will also be giving broadband kits, cellphones and groceries. There are tons of private companies that helped chip in to make this the biggest event ever.

Recently they have been able to receive a grant of 57,000 USD from Stanford University and this will go to scholars and facilities in different parts of the country. She added “We were shortlisted from different NGO’s and charities, and this is just over and beyond what we imagined. We help put up structured educational facilities in crisis areas and that will be prioritized like recent typhoons.

They have already done different events in different provinces and we have been able to give the same entertainment as we will also have here. We will be providing connectivity, mobile libraries, computers, so it could go out to far flung barangays and give access to people. This is an opportunity to help kids, teachers, and they connect with partners so they could earn more with their time. They are already running out of tickets and this is why they will also bring Gabay Guro to their own areas.

Gabbi Concepcion took the stage and said “My mom is a teacher and I know how important they are in our lives. We got to see teachers and just seeing them happy is enough for me. I enjoyed the tours in the province and I advise kids to love their teachers as they act as their second parents. If ever I will sing with Sharon I am okay, I am really waiting for that to happen. We haven’t talked about it yet. I will support Gabay Guro as much as I can.”

So teachers make sure to be there on the 23rd, this will be big!

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Green Tools From MIMI and ME

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Do you care about mother nature? Like how much? Can’t measure it? Have you done something solid to support that claim? Don’t worry, I’m not here to point fingers. Actually, I’m here to tell you about how you can help be in that zero waste state you’ve always wanted. It starts with the small things.

The Status

The Philippines is one of the top countries named as a source of plastics dumped in the oceans. This body of water is a source for food, a tool for tourism, you’ll be amazed how much flora and fauna we have - and being an archipelago we are pretty much in the middle of everything (dubbed as the center for biodiversity). It’s pretty sad to see our country contributed to the 14 Billion pounds of plastic that are being dumped in the ocean each year and a lot of sea creatures die from it (recent studies show 40% of sea turtles die). Now let me ask you another question, are you doing enough to prevent that from happening?

The Zero Waste Movement

Today there are tons of organizations and individuals who are campaigning for zero waste and live to tell about it. It’s basically a philosophy of using a material again so it won’t end up in incinerators or landfills. I met a young woman a few days ago at the co-working space ROOTS in Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City.

She’s Julia Camille Chiong, founder of Mimi and Me, a green tools company. This is her passion, she wanted to make others aware that there are products out there which can be environmentally friendly, little to less carbon footprint to make and still have the same quality of lifestyle using it.

She showed us a couple of things which we can use instead of the usual plastic wastes (like the ones you order from fastfood places, fork, spoons, the packaging too). These are things that are reusable and safe.

This reusable SPORK is so good for those always dining out. Imagine the spoons and forks you use from fast food places, now you can use this instead. It's handy as it folds in half so you can store it away after washing.

Reusable wipe cloth for removing your makeup, comes in 12s and very cheap. Just clean with soap and water afterwards.

The bamboo toothbrush comes in regular bristles or the one with activated charcoal.

This is the Bamboo Straw, it comes with the cleaning tool so you can spruce it up after use. Don't let it get molds, carry it around dry and use it again on your next drink.

Mimi and Me means her monicker (Mimi) and Mother Earth. This thing is inspiring, I actually am now opting for reusable things when I dine out. I don't even ask for straws and plastic spoon and forks anymore when ordering fast food. Now imagine how much a difference that would make if ALL OF US started to do the same. Makes sense?

These green tools from Mimi and Me are made by communities from Palawan, Rizal and nearby cities in Metro Manila. Even the packaging is sourced and made by organizations that help small scale industries in the Philippines including women empowered to do these odd jobs without leaving the comforts of their own home. Right now Julia is opting to have these sold online through partner sellers and at ROOTS in Katipunan Avenue (Right in front of Ateneo and the same building with Yellow Cab). They also are selling this through BeautyMNL, so if you need more information about their products go to their Facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/mandmgreentools/. 

You should make an effort, you should do the deed before it's too late. These green tools can make you start somewhere so check out their channels if you wish to have one. I'll tell you about her sister too who is equally passionate about their business soon.

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Live Blog: TOFARM Film Festival 2018 Awards Night

Saturday, September 15, 2018

We're doing updates as we go cover the TOFARM Film Festival Awards Night so refresh this post every hour. 

They just started giving away the awards this evening.

Best Supporting Actress was a tie and went to Bayang Barrios and Gileth Sandico.

Richard Quan won Best Supporting Actor for the film 1957. He sends his thanks to his director, Ms How, for bringing the plight of farmers to the forefront. He was happy to have finally won a major acting award this year. 

For Best Production Design, they gave the award to Martin Masadao for the film Tanabata's Wife.

Best Sound went to Manuel Verona for Mga Anak ng Kamote.

Best Musical Score went to Kurt Alalag, May Padilla, Marc Tan for Tanabata's Wife.

Best Editing went to May Padilla for again, Tanabata's Wife.

Best Cinematography went to Napjamir of Tanabata's Wife.

Best Story goes Hubert Pibi for 1957.

Best Screenplay was between 4 films, it was given to Tanabata's Wife.

Special Awards for Short Film : The category is called The Direk Maryo J Memorial Awardees

Aning Ginto Award for the film SIKAP. This was a team of teens from Tugegarao.

3rd Best Short Film Tahanan ng Isang Magsasaka.

2nd Best Short Film Kaluguran Da Ka, Ma! which was made by a team from Pampanga.

Best Short Film was declared to the film Panginoong May Lupa

Major Awards:

Best Actress was won by first timer Mail Fanglayan for Tanabata's Wife. She gave a heartfelt speech about the plight of farmers in Cordillera.

Best Actor was won by Miyuki Kimimura for Tanabata's Wife. He's a Japanese guy, and asked us to pray for Baguio.

Best Director went to Charlson Ong, Lito Casaje, Choy Pangilinan for Tanabata's Wife. They thanked Ms. Milagros How for the patience in making their entry, they said the accolades and inspiration was a bonus.

Then TOFARM Film Festival gave a special award to veteran actor Robert Arevalo for his work in the film industry. He dedicated the award to his father. He was given a tribute by Bibeth Orteza, Dr. How and a song number by DULCE.

They also gave Joey Romero and Bibeth Orteza special awards, a way of appreciating their work for this festival.

And finally, the People's Choice Award went to the film SOL SEARCHING.

3rd Best Picture is Alimuom. The director dedicated the win to the farmers and the scientists who work hard to make the agriculture sector better. 2nd Best Picture is 1957. They dedicated the win to the farmers of Bicol, Iriga  City. Best picture of TOFARM Film Festival is Tanabata's Wife

Congrats to all the winners and I hope more people would get to see your films, please make this available commercially and have it distributed by major outfits, it just needs to be seen!

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Forgetting Things? Try SPIKE

Friday, September 14, 2018

Forgetting people, information, money matters is not a good thing.

I'm having breakfast today and I've been thinking about the things I'm doing this month and the previous one, like some sort of comparison because I think I'm doing things right lately.

Spike has Neuravena which helps in cognitive function and concentration.

You see I go to a lot of events, meet lots of people too. I couldn't tell you the number of folks I get to talk to including stars, executives, politicians, foreigners and just about every Jane or John Doe in the blogging industry. Now imagine that number and think about the throng of people I needed to remember like their names, faces, phone numbers and situations when I met them. I cringe a lot, more so every instance someone approaches me and I couldn't remember their names or the times I met them. Believe me when I say I've been humiliated so many times in conversations when I get caught winging and pretending I remember them - and acting like it was just a normal day when deep inside I'm screaming haha!

SPIKE Dietary Supplements are from Oat extracts, it can help in cognitive improvements according some studies.

My blogger friend Mae suggested I take SPIKE which is a capsule cased supplement that contains Neuravena which is a green oat extract that enhances attention and concentration without getting harmful side effects such as insomnia, anxiety or things you would normally get in a cup of coffee. Tried it for a few days to see how it would do good for me. Honestly I'm skeptical about pills and stuff but I figured there's no harm in trying. In the first day alone, I felt a little jittery and active that got me writing 4 articles in one sitting. Now I know I am capable of doing that but it was all done in a shorter amount of time. I also got to remember some of the dates, time of events that I attended without looking at my phone's calendar which I actually do a lot. Aside from that, I remember to spend an amount of time talking to people and get to understand their work, where they come from, not just their names. That alone is a lot of improvement in two weeks, now imagine how my multitasking talent evolved too wherein I could now listen to interviews, write the article, take photos and videos without losing track of my train of thought for the write-up. It is possible, and I am so amazed I could do that now. I thought a month ago I was already rusty, but it looks like I could do this with the help of supplements like SPIKE.

SPIKE is available at Mercury Drug stores nationwide and is priced quite competitively at 33 a piece. If it could help me, how in the world could it not help you. Go get the box and make your busy life on point, and way better.

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Jollibee Happy Calendar Boys

I saw one of them a few months back, the main branch might win!

We've been working so hard and haven't had a break, it's always petsa de peligro so your hard earned money couldn't buy things these days, you get worried if you coukd stretch your budget I'll next payday.

To explain things, our good friends from Jollibee are doing a search for the next Happy Calendar Boys and I think you can now check out WHO WON in this video https://www.facebook.com/JollibeePhilippines/videos/1129867290504122/.

Today is petsa de peligro

The sweet Jolly Spaghetti

The most filling Jollibee Burger Steak

The Yummy Yummy Burger

Now for even better news, these days would be so easy to get through if you go to your nearest Jollibee branch and get your JOLLISAVERS meals. The Yumburgers, Jolly Spaghetti, the Burger Steak are all part of the solution. Now go and check out UGE's video, and see if your boy wins the search.

In the meantime, I'll munch on my Yumburgers :)

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#YATO (You Are The One) by Lance Raymundo

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Lance Raymundo releases new music video for YATO

Yesterday we had the privilege of getting to talk to the one and only Lance Raymundo. I was able to talk to him a couple months back about his passion projects but I was so giddy to hear that he’s singing again, though he never did stop. The cause for celebration yesterday was the release of his new music video for #YATO (You Are The One). Know that this single has been released years ago but it now had suddenly got a breath of fresh air with the help of a couple individuals and his management company Viva Artists Agency who gave him the nod of doing this in a different time.

Lance says "We hardly changed anything because it just was made with an acoustic vibe. It is always exciting to see your stats up in spotify. According to Viva they expect me to release a song, it's something to look forward to."

He adds “Perhaps soon, I want to do a collaboration with my brother because he's my idol. I hope that becomes a reality.

Sure enough, this single is now getting a lot of plays in digital music apps like Spotify, more so in this particular weather when you just would want to cuddle up, grab a cup of coffee and reminisce about life and love. When I saw the video yesterday, I was a little taken aback with the way they told the story. For those who do not know, Lance met an accident in a gym a few years ago. It immobilized him for a couple of months and had to undergo several operations to restore his face plus a few sessions for rehab. He’s completely okay now but that for any person would have been traumatic and he personally wanted to include that story in the video so it could reach more people and learn from it. Aside from that, he mentions this is slightly autobiographical. It made me a little sad remembering that incident, but I do get his point. The video also tackled things about love and how it could be in ways, very unconditional. If that happens to you, then that is when you can finally say that you have found “The One”, things that we have all wished for.

Here’s two videos from the talk we had inside Black Maria Theatre in San Juan City.

Lance talks about his past, his ex, and his music

I adore Lance as a person because he has been so nice to me. Every time we meet it’s like meeting an old friend and that is quite unusual for artists these days when they meet little ol bloggers like me. He’s very humble, down to earth and very approachable. Hope you get to see this music video very soon and listen to his music available for download on Spotify and other digital stores. It’s time to fall in love with who he really is, and his music!

Congratulations Lance! I am so happy for you!


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Maricris Garcia for MAR1CR1S Concert On September 28

How long is 11 years? If you think about it, that’s already a grown child. This time though it’s Maricris Garcia’s length of stay in the industry. The talented singer and actress isn’t holding back, she’s giving you one BIG concert at the Teatrino in Greenhills. She’s ready than ever and promises this time, she’ll be doing tons of music, entertaining numbers and a trip down memory lane with MAR1CR1S this 28th of September.

The show will be directed by Marc Lopez and will be more of a story telling format. She laments “I really want to share my journey, all from when I started my career, my life, my music influences. I really want to thank GMA Artist Center and a few other people who made this concert possible. I’ll also be releasing new music before Valentines day so stay tuned for that!

She adds "Since this is my journey it will start with how I got in the industry. This will include Regine Velasquez which is a no brainier, Nar Cabico, Mark Bautista whom all has been good to me. You will also see me as a solo artist, the LaDiva moments, but this will be very intimate and I will be talking to you because it is a small venue. My happiness is very shallow, being part of shows, iconic teleseryes, working with great singers, singing for Manny Pacquiao's fight, you will see them all. You will also see what I can do. I will be here with some important people and that's the surprise. I know I will be having this concert on the date of Ms.Sharon Cuneta but we have different things to offer as an artist. I picture this as a Barbra Streisand concert where it is intimate, it was also apt when we found the name of my concert, I figured this is why it was delayed a year, it was just perfect. Of course there will be a part where I will show LA Diva, that is 4 years of my life and I will include that in the show. Jona and I were not able to talk that much but we're good, Aicelle still keeps in touch and she always makes kamusta when she chats with me, I like that about them. I am ready, I hope this would further my career and hope things would materialize. We sat down and chose songs personally, I hope people would love this lineup. Hopefully I would be able to release songs before Valentine's day."

She mentions “I will be here, I am still here and I will still be singing.” She assures her fans of years worth of good music so get ready!

For ticket inquiries please call 09178508747 or Teatrino at 7412949 local 116. Tickets are priced Php 1,800 for VIP, Php 1,300 for orchestra and Php 800 for balcony. 

Congratulations MAR1CR1S! You deserve all the blessings you are getting now!

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