Study Now Pay Later: Ronnie Liang Signs with Aviation Marketing Solutions

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Aviation Marketing Solutions signs Ronnie Liang. Beside him is Hon Arquillo, the owner of AMS.

For high school students or business men and women who would want to become private or commercial pilots, this is a bit of good news for you. Aviation Marketing Solutions is making headway in making your dreams of flying come true. For starters, they’re making it possible for you to afford to go to flying school as they have partner schools that have study now pay later schemes and even easy payment terms which would pave the way for more people to be able to finish their studies and fulfill their dreams. Aside from that, they got very talented balladeer and TV personality Ronie Liang as the face for Aviation Marketing Solutions. This corporation has partnered with several schools that will accommodate students and professionals who would want to get involved in flying, so really, it’s not too late people!

We sat down with Ronnie Liang and asked him about his experience and he says “I have to accomplish several hours of flying as a requirement even after going through daily ground courses. Then after that a few more hours supervised, then as first officers, then a few hundred hours more to fly on my own. There is a separate number of hours and units so you could do it in a simulated environment and because you can’t really pay millions to rent a whole plane for that reason, it would also take a few years to finish this but I’m planning to take around 3 flights a week to make it happen. It’s not easy and it is very expensive. Though I’m glad to know the benefits are great and work/career is very lucrative, there is a shortage too for both the local and international airline industry. You also get to go places, have free flights too for you and your family. I can’t wait for the moment to fly planes because it has been my dream since I was young.”

Partner brands and representatives from JCI were also there!

Ronnie will also be releasing a song with Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo and will have a concert on November 8 this year. You can also watch Ronnie’s appearance in hit action movie “MARIA” available on Netflix plus Ghost Adventures in SariSari Channel via Cignal Cable.

For those who would like to know more about the program and would like to send their intentions of joining, please visit their Facebook page at or visit their office at the 3F Ben Lor Building, Quezon Avenue QC during office hours.

Time to fly!


People Are Eager to Live Here: Amaia Steps Pasig Bianca

Thursday, May 16, 2019

I’ve heard after the elections, a LOT of people wanted to transfer to Pasig City. Well if you’re keen on really making that happen, this might be good news for you.

There’s a new mid rise residential structure in Eusebio Avenue San Miguel Pasig City called Amaia Steps Pasig Blanca. Made to answer the need of driven young professionals who are just starting a family or climbing up the corporate ladder, this would be a worthy investment at the heart of the green city.

It’s got 256 units across nine floors, spacious Studio, Deluxe and Premier units. It’s also modernly designed to fit the taste of young professionals, and their families. It’s also near the Ortigas Central Business District and commercial complexes like Tiendesitas, SM Supercenter Pasig and Robinsons Galleria. If you want your kids to also go to school, they’ve got nearby Pasig Catholic College, Arellano University and Rizal Technological University. Traveling to and from the community is easy because you can literally walk from it to jeepney stops, uv or other transport means. They also have a swimming pool, a jogging path, multi-purpose hall, basketball court and landscaped gardens inside the property. They plan to also build a few commercial spaces downstairs which will serve as their retail complex. Kids will also love the play area, they’ll all have fun without leaving the community too.

Amaia Land sells these with flexible payment schemes. You can get through cash, deferred payments and bank financing.

You may visit or for details. As east as that!

Gerald Anderson and Julia Barretto for Between Maybes

It looks like Black Sheep is trying another formula as they pair up Julia Barretto and Gerald Anderson for the movie Between Maybes. It’s not fully a romcom but a very light romance.

The setting is a little over 2 hours away from Fukuoka, in a place called Saga. The character is very close to real life Julia but she stressed “At the end of the day it’s my job and it was needed in the script and without it the gravity of the situation won’t have impact, it tells intimacy and it should be done as actors, it shouldn’t be an issue. My mom was happy and she appreciates Gerald in the film too. I don’t think he watched it or I don’t know if he will, he knows it and when he knew about it he told me he acknowledged it and if it is needed he’ll understand, I appreciate that part. I think people forget that we have management, this is well thought of and it’s all laid out in a plan. I have always liked tea even before the shoot.”

JP Laxamana says “The script wasn’t thinking with any actress in mind so when they asked for the requirement she did it. I really admire her, I didn’t want to get limited creatively. We did a workshop before shooting this film and they are good actors to begin with. As I said she is being a professional actress and they knew how to deliver the vision.”

Gerald says “There are days when I want to do this too, there are a lot of people who want to relate to it. I focused on Louie and how he found someone thinking it would bring him happiness but it didn’t end that way. Louie is very distinct, it happens to OFW’s and it’s not hard to emulate something real. I may not be much like Louie, but if you think about it he’s like much of our kababayans who work outside the country.”

Saga was essential for them because it was all quiet, during the whole shoot there they probably saw around 5 people in the community and it was normal, only a handful Filipinos from other cities went there when they got word they were shooting there too. It felt so serene and they had a conscious effort to not look like a tourist spot hopping location, it was rural Japanese villages, it was a decision for them to feature the community.

If you love Gerald, Julia, and Japan, take it to the movies and make them a box office success. This is under Black Sheep productions and there will be screenings in the US, some EU, Asian countries, Japan too. Gerald and Julia is currently in the cover of Saga’s official mag, if you can get a hold of it.

It shows May 15.


Ultimate Boxing Series on ESPN5

A new reality show on ESPN5 was just launched, but this time it won’t be like those other shows will petty drama because all those involved are up and coming boxers. It’s called UBS or Ultimate Boxing Series. The place was filled with world champs and olympic medalists, but we listened in to their conversation.

Two time world champion Gerry Peñalosa says “Like what other people have said, boxing is our life. I am sure the next superstar of boxing is in this group. We went to different cities across the Philippines and have see so much talent. We need to guide them, discover and expose them to real fights. I will do everything to support them, Manny Pacquiao is also helping us, we are doing the grass roots programs and helping them realize their dreams. We try to check their records, to see them in the flesh and have them try out, we saw how good they were and picked those who have potential, all quality boxers and not just because of their sob story. We don’t have nuisance candidates. We picked those who have at least 10 fights, not less than 3, like amateur standouts. We even have people from the Philippine team, most of them have no loss record. The reason why we chose two weight classes is to make sure we pick quality fights and not confuse viewers if there would be more weight categories. We want quality not quantity. Hopefully we get around 3 wins before they get to the main fight which will be the undercard in the coming Philippine Mexico title fight.”

Our boxers, we are starting this. ESPN5 isn’t just about live events, UBS is going to be like ESPN sports stories featuring the life, their background, how they fight hard in and out of the ring. It is real drama and we hope to put this out hopefully to give honor and prestige to the country. To share the stories and the journey of the athletes, and yes people will relate to us like when we did Kwentong Gilas. This format is open to everybody, we asked Gerry to make this all inclusive and some were able to join, some were not able to do it but we have promoters and stables now in the program. As long as we feel if is relevant, we will continue doing this because it helps a lot in what we are doing in the channel, not just basketball or title fights, we want to show the developmental journey and support all sports programs. We flew the boxers here, we housed them and have logistical plans involved. Maybe in the future we’ll have more.”

This looks so exciting because we’ll get to see how their story would turn out, the fights will also be supervised and they have reserves in case they get into trouble. They have their own managers and trainers, if they hire someone it won’t be much trouble. They also have contracts with each boxer and they will be compensated, they made sure they will be happy. Rules will also be under GAB, so this will be a good fair fight in Novaliches. They will be housed in one roof and they wouldn’t be scripted, just their everyday life on TV. It will premiere on June so stay tuned!


Quezon's Game Media Launch

Just got off the media launch of Quezon’s Game, a heavily awarded film by (all 23 of them) to be shown finally in the Philippines this month.

Director Matthew Rosen says “Good question, when we started and because they were such important characters, Quezon has to be Quezon and Aurora is Aurora, 90% is casting and the rest is directing the set. I always try to make sure I have the right cast and generally, as soon as I saw them read, I knew they were Quezon and Aurora. They have always been the presidential couple in my mind. I came across this story about 10 years ago, when I knew about it in a local synagogue I felt it was a remarkable feat of humanity and we need to bring it back. It’s not a pro jew, pro american or any political agenda, it’s about being proud to be part of humanity.”

Rachelle shares “Matthew saw me first time in Spamalot, a musical and I sing and act. I was invited to audition, they had so much suggested but we had to do a lot with chemistry.”

Raymond on the other hand told us about his casting and said “I didn’t know it was me but I had to go to Kinetek, offering me a role for this movie while I was in Pusong Ligaw, so I was tired and really needed sleep, but I went there and talked to them. They said, you’re the favorite actor of my wife, and they asked me to audition. They gave me a long speech, I did it then redo it with a Spanish accent. Then they said they’ll give me a call, the whole two months I was swearing because I needed sleep that day. I was again, coming from a shoot the whole evening, but they said I had to come in and read again. Direk Matthew said they fought hard for me, albeit some other actors were being shot for the part. They fixed my hair and the suit, that’s when it started.”

Their agenda is for people to open up their history books again, for young ones to understand and help others realize how great of a country this is. This movie is also a thank you from the Director to the Philippines, to tell the world that there exists a country that is hospitable as a people, and care. This film shows on May 29, 2019.



Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Even though I kinda know Derek Ramsay because of his shows, I don’t quite know him as a person. I guess he’s good keeping his private life intact, and I wouldn’t blame him. Showbiz is toxic sometimes and the less people know about you, the less stress you get. He recently transferred to GMA and yes, he’s got an upcoming show in the kapuso network. A few days ago, he was tasked to be the man at ARTISTAKEOVER, an IGTV and social media initiative of GMA so he could share more of his life with his fans.

This was a bit personal, as he shares more of his life, his home, and his fur babies. He also talked about his everyday regimen, his workouts and how he keeps that Derek Ramsay body in shape. He also relaxes, takes us around some of his favorite places and gives us a behind the scenes look of the photos published online. I like the part when he talks like a friend, no fuzz, just human. Like a normal Derek Ramsay.

You may see these posts all on GMA’s IGTV coverage here and if you wanna know more about this hunk, watch it today!



We saw a very furious and angry Aiai Delas Alas over lunch in Pamana Quezon City. This apparently stemmed from her boiling anger towards her rap crew Ex Battalion. For those who don’t know, Aiai served as their Manager around early 2018. Hearing their hit song “Hayaan Mo Sila” she was adamant to get them as talent and guide them to the crazy life of showbusiness because she has been in the industry for years.

Knowing they are from the underground scene Aiai felt then that she had to help them fix their lives. She’s like their second mother, trying to fix bouts of personal and professional problems since late last year, but she never had given up because she felt she had to help them make a career out of this, and hopefully become successful artists themselves later on. She says “I don’t know how it all came off because last week, one of them quit and told me via chat... then almost all of them followed suit. There are also some instances where I didn’t scold them even if they were a but unprofessional not going on performances and events they had a commitment with. I fell flat, on deaf ears sometimes because I am their manager. Now they might be facing charges with Viva I dunno, and without Mark, I don’t think I should even get them gigs. This is a traumatic experience for me, especially if they didn’t show up on gigs and I get contacted by producers. The last time, I told them they will face the producers lawyers and I wouldn’t be able to help them. After this, I don’t think I’d even want to manage people anymore. All I wanted to do was help these people, because I thought I’d be blessed more by God if I do that. It has happened so many times and tons of people told be about it, one year and two months isn’t a joke.”

She might be trying to make this a little funny while she delivered this but she’s seriously disappointed. I don’t think they would be able to fix this, will it spell the last time we’ll hear of EX BATTALION?

You be the judge.


Iza Calzado: Seeing CULION in a Different Light

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Culion has always been one place I’d desire to go to. Gone are the days where the name reminds you of Leprosy, and all things associated with it. The World Health Organization dubbed it Leprosy Free in 2006 and it’s high time people realize that giving unneeded stigma would be the last thing they should do - and see the beauty of it, and it’s second greatest treasure, its people.

Not only that, the place has so much history, and stories waiting to be told. Being a Leper colony for decades, this sparked interest of one of the most acclaimed writers in the country, the one and only Ricky Lee. A promising project emerged a couple months ago, its producer Shandi Bacolod and equally decorated actress Iza Calzado sat down with us over early dinner and gave us a glimpse of this project and how it came about.

Shandi says “It took a while before the community accepted us, when they got involved in the story, they knew it was about triumph, how the movie will tell their plight. Oro was my biggest project then but this is the biggest. The three women will be something you would need to understand. One of the factors we got the help we needed was the letter of Ricky Lee, promising a showcase of humanity, communal love and how they shine through the dark, of purity and love. They ultimately want the stigma to be gone.”

I have interviewed Iza Calzado in the past and have seen her caliber. She’s the type of person who’s acting prowess would be something you wouldn’t question. I was ready to ask questions but when the programme started, I just marveled and sat across the table taking mental notes of how she puts herself into the characters psyche. This time, she’s not just an actress, but a producer as well. Two hats she’s well got a grasp on.

Ms. Iza says “The highlight is on the community. The people, the history, people are smart and can get information in a click. People are really curious about what Culion looks like now; when word gets out and see what they have, they’ll love it. In the film you’ll get to see the characters, and how Culion is strong, how they’ve become a very hopeful people, it goes beyond resilience and they are trying to make their dream a reality. It’s an interesting place, there are people like me who wants to see and understand people who live there during that time. They have a lot of dignity, it is how the story ends, there’s a lot of pity, self doubt, things like that.

She adds “Ricky is writing it but there is pressure on me to deliver, you don’t act on a scene and tell people you’ll get an award on that instance, his world has weight, the challenge is to make sure the message is not lost. What I do often times is I ask to retake when I am not satisfied with a scene, more so if it is important. I wouldn’t ask directors, but it is my work and I’ll have to work on my own. If I need help, I’ll ask. If I do good it isn’t intentional, if it’s interesting, truth be told I show up and do my work. I must have been doing Mystified, I recharge everyday but I go from set to set and just get enough sleep. If the partner doesn’t give me what I need I lose interest, it’s why I love Sunshine Dizon.

Here's a short interview with the famed actress:

The plan is to actually make this also a part of the Metro Manila Film Festival. Again, the film is written by Ricky Lee. This is also going to be directed by Alvin Yapan, noted for his documentary work and pieces that require extensive historical research. This would be something I’d be really excited about, to see and be put out there for the world and the country to enjoy. Hopefully after watching the film, I’d be taking a look at Culion in a different light and see a promising new island we’d be proud of - and line it up as some of the world’s best, because it is, because they can.


Shopee x BLACKPINK Meet and Greet!

Shopee, is bringing BLACKPINK to the Philippines this coming June 6. Blinks will get a chance to interact with their favorite idols and win in exciting draws + giveaways which includes signed BLACKPINK CDs and Shopee GC’s.

Shopee users can choose Pink or Black tickets. You can get the Pink tickets by purchasing any product from the YG Official Store on Shopee from May 11 to 25. You have to use the special voucher code “SHOPEEXBP” and only the first 150 successful buyers who used it will be guaranteed with Pink tickets to the fan meet. For the Black tickets, it can be scored by registering on the official Shopee x BLACKPINK Meet & Greet page in the Shopee app first. The top registered users who have an accumulated purchase of at least ₱4,000 on Shopee will receive 1 Black ticket that already comes with an exclusive fan meet pass. The top 40 spenders will receive special autographs and opportunity to meet BLACKPINK live on stage.

For more information about the Shopee x BLACKPINK Meet and Greet, visit because it’s all there!


The 5th Good Life Summit

Sunday, May 12, 2019

JC Premiere just held their 5GL Good Life 2019 summit to make their members, their families and friends a feel of the good life. I was at the part where Angeline Quinto was entertaining the crowd, telling them to post on social media and use the hashtag #AngGandaNiAngelineQuintoSaPersonal which was welcomed by the crowd.

Aside from that, a person shared her story on how the Good Leaf Ashitaba Capsule and Barley drink helped her recover from getting sick (albeit given only a few months to live). Oh and by the way, Gretchen Ho and Mr. Fu hosted the event.

Then we all had goosebumps when popular rockstar BAMBOO Mañalac was introduced. Man, all his songs brought back memories of the 90’s, early 2000’s when they were all at their prime. I bet if the JC Premiere executives weren’t wearing gowns and stuff they would have been jumping up and down with him. Bamboo is just a total performer!

JC Premiere also gave away tons of prizes, it includes cash to the amount of several million pesos.

Carlito Macadangdang the Vice President and CFO went up on stage, I could hear some ladies shriek, saying he’s all cute! It’s their fifth year anniversary and Mothers day so he greeted them first. Then he says “Thank you for celebrating with us, thank you dreamers. Here we go because we’ll be giving out 500,000 pesos! (Winner was from Imus Cavite). This end of May, our Good Life reports will come out and will be available in the office. All our expansions, incentives and news will be put there, it will simply remind you how we are transforming ourselves, transforming lives. I hope you also download the JC University app on Google Play and the App Store so you would know how to earn a six digit income. PSO will also now be available at the JC University App. It’s detailed and it will teach you the steps, best of all it’s free. Now who among you remember the Iceland travel incentive? We have 32 who qualified for that, we will be going to Iceland on October 4-10. Now I know you go to our branches and they ask you if you have vouchers, all our staff ask you for it, but would you like us to make it even better? We want you to earn bigger, so we decided to put the buy one take one vouchers to be effective for a LIFETIME! That means, starting Tuesday (May 14) this week, everything is BUY ONE TAKE ONE in all our centers. Also, after seeing our Boss, we want something new on your portal. We want you to have PASM Transaction History (so you see who and where they are buying), another report is the Direct Monthly Maintenance (so you can monitor your sponsors and your commissions), the third is your Rank History so you can see how you perform in your accounts and how you are growing in your ranks. Now for those Silver and Gold Accounts, you will have the option to upgrade your account online and we will deliver the package to you. Your points will also be sent to your uplines realtime. Just choose the package, pay and receive. Now for those who want to make sure commissions get to you, we want to make your lives easier and get your JC Portal to have an online shopping feature. If you click shop, pay for it and it will be delivered to your doorstep, also, it’s going to be BUY ONE TAKE ONE.

He adds “I was thinking about what to tell you last night, but really, thank you for spending 5 years of your journey here. A lot of people do not trust you, I know you’ve felt that a lot of times. But your sacrifice for the company is not getting unnoticed. With us here, you will always be secured. Thank you and to God be the glory! Thank you and welcome to the good life!

Then their President and CEO Jonathan So came on stage and talked saying “How are you all? Who’s from Mindanao? Visayas? International? I would like to thank the one above first, thanks also to our VP and every Mom who’s in this venue, happy mothers day! For all the teens, the kids, if you wanna succeed in life, always follow your parents, love them. I love you Mom, I know she’s somewhere here.

He adds “I want to thank everyone who put their trust on us, especially those who came from far places. We’ll have a raffle first. (Then he gave away more 500,000 pesos cash!) Now who’s got silver accounts here? Pasm accounts are only given to Platinum accounts, we designed that to payout those who have exceptional marketing skills but we want silver account holders to also have residual income. Today I am announcing that all Silver accounts will get PASM. It’s a cost for us, but wait, I forgot to say hi to other corporations who are watching, don’t worry about us, think of your families, these past few months, there are tons of people who have switched to JC, their number ones and top earners are going here, it is because they know something good is happening here. They have vast experience here and you can’t fool them, I looked up to them when I was starting, but at the end of the day, you’ll earn but don’t put it as if you owe us your success, so for those who want to go here, I am just getting two every month. I have good news, this year you are thinking about where to go, we often want to give this perk to less people and make it hard for them to achieve it. But if that’s how it is, our uplines give travel incentives instead, tonight, I want you to watch this. (Then shows a couple of slides about Vietnam), We want you to be in one plane if it is possible. It’s a free travel incentive and you have to only hit a mark.

It’s nice to see how they’re changing the way network marketing plays in the Philippines. I might take a look at their platform someday soon if finances are not liquid, they look quite promising.

Visit if you want to know more.


GTalks All About Biodiversity

Friday, May 10, 2019

Organizations that care for the planet got us listening through GTalks, a “Tambayan” type event hosted by Mynt and the people behind GCash.

WWF, the worldwide fund for nature Philippines has been implementing various conservation projects in the country involved in crafting solutions in climate change and natural disasters. They operate in over 100 countries supporting almost 5 Million people worldwide but are doing significant work here.

BIOFIN on the other hand (Biodiversity Finance Initiative Philippines) also introduced themselves as a heavily involved in a project involving 35 other countries identifying biodiversity plan implementation and figure out financing for it. They identify finance solutions, raising new money, aligning resources, preventing future costs and improve delivery of finance. This is for programs that contribute to biodiversity. They do convergence programs so either public or private entities get to partner up and maximize their resources.

Gene, Species and Ecosystem was also explained by a young lady from DENR. She hailed the country as a Mega Biodiversity site and is unique, at par with countries like Brazil, US and Australia.

Lots of our animal species are endemic and some are critically endangered. It made us think about what else we can do to help for this not to happen.

The lack of awareness is also not helping, the country is beautiful but if we do not practice use of resources responsibly, we’re all doomed!

GCASH will also be launching a CSR project called GCASH For Good next month, to address how everyone can help in this day and age. Even if you are busy are work, taking care of your family, you would have ways to help impact communities and organizations by individually helping them.

We all can make a difference.