SB19, Parokya Ni Edgar, Headline Acer #MakeYourGreenMark Concert

Sunday, August 14, 2022

It was fun, full of music and fantastic performers at the Acer Day 2022. Tickets for this concert were given to individuals who buy from their sustainable line the Acer Vero or donating to Heritatge foundation and recyclables dropped of The Plaf which is a social enterprise who recycles plastic stuff.

It was certainly a good cause and fans went through the lines like clockwork, filling the Mall of Asia Arena to the brim. Acer also did several promos at the venue with their laptops and home products. Then the concert started.

Performers include SB19, OC Records' Adie,  girl group KAIA, Janina Vela, SUD, Team Payaman, and my personal favorite Parokya ni Edgar. Chito Miranda started his set by telling the audience that they were not there to be just seen on stage to perform, told everyone to come near it and told us to enjoy the occasion with them. We did!




Parokya Ni Edgar's Chito Miranda

They also had several of their brand ambassadors in the venue, all of whom had lots of fun in the concert just like us. Congratulations to Acer for holding this #MakeYourGreenMark Concert, for the love of environment and making Filipinos part of the movement. If you want to see their performances, follow @kumagcow on TikTok as I've posted videos there! 


Four Kings and a Queen Concert at the Newport Performing Arts Theater This August

Friday, August 12, 2022

Legends of their own right, deserving of the accolades and love they receive from their fans, these singers, songwriters who ruled the 70's and 80's just came back from a successful concert in the US to perform in the Newport Performing Arts Theater for the home crowd this time. Hadji Alejandro, Rey Valera, Nonoy Zuniga, Marco Sison and the one and only Pops Fernandez will do their 4 Kings and a Queen Concert this coming August 26 and 27 in this venue. They had small mishaps in the US tour when some of them tested positive before they had to do the Vegas show. It took them a few days to recoup and do the concert for the same or even bigger crowd later on at the same state.

Nonoy Zunigaa says “I had complete vaccines and boosters but I tested positive for COVID and had to move the show in the states. Plus there are different variants in the US so if you had one you might have the others too.I’m glad to see that the US tour was almost all FULL HOUSE. They went there to enjoy and lots of people refunded tickets but when the actual day came, tons of people appeared even walked in. I’m glad people appreciate our jokes, we know each other too much even if they are concerned for me because of jokes. But we’re good.”

Marco Sison says “We have never performed in two years, it was a little hard to do concerts but the US opened up early, you can feel the excitement of the people. Even if it was cold in San Francisco, you can feel the love and support of the Filipinos. The first one was awesome and even our first few shows were sold out.”

Rey Valera says “Don’t get me wrong but people I know in the Philippines were all dying, I was asking myself if I’m gonna be next. I told the fans in the US to just enjoy the moment because they were lucky that they got the concert happen in their state. They say we are the most politically incorrect group of people and we don’t even talk about bashers. Our humor is different because we often talk about ourselves, we haven’t talked about the audience YET, but maybe if we don’t have anything to talk about we will lol.”

Pops says “I was really happy, music is powerful because it can give us a lot of joy, bring us back in time and some of them even cried. Through our songs, they remember moments, and see something live, it brings a lot of memories. We enjoyed because there are a lot of people, sometimes we forget that our songs affect people, plus the wonderful spiels of these innocent men. Thank you to Newport because when they knew we had shows in the US they got us there. It’s not easy to produce shows these days because people might be a little afraid to go out. Thank you to those who believe in us and different artists because it’s a challenging time, and I’m happy we have been successful, thank you to producers and people who believe in us. What we will be bringing in Manila is the same show but since this is home, we will put a lot extra in production. You need to see it because it’s a little bit of everything, it’s a surprise. This is going to be so fun I promise.”

Hadji says “After two years, this is a grand reunion of sorts, we were like barkadas catching up with stories. Cliche as it may sound, but with this group, you just build it and they would come. Our generation may come in wheel chairs and dextrose, but they will go to the venue and enjoy it. It’s a happy feeling to see them come because of the songs, and sometimes because of time constraints it’s a little tough to squeeze in all the songs because it’s a lot. But our top hits will be there, so you’ll have a good time with us there! We will have duets, quintets, a medley of love songs from the 70’s and 80’s, a little boring from Rey Valera but it’s good. We don’t have Rico J anymore but we got his spunk, it will be clean fun. I remember Rico had nuns and priests walk out but with mine, there won’t be anything like that.”

Tickets are sold at the venue or Ticketnet and SM Tickets. If you're raring to reminisce the good old times, the 4 Kings and Queen would want you to be there.


TV5 and ABSCBN Inks Major Deal

It was certainly a regular day until news cam out of the investment agreement between ABS-CBN and TV5. To tell you honestly, I wasn't surprised because at the end of the day, ABSCBN has evolved into a company that provides content for the Filipino worldwide. ABS-CBN entered this deal by acquiring 34.99% or 2.16 Billion Pesos of common shares, with MediaQuest still holding controlling position of TV5. There would also be an option to get more stocks after 8 years of no more than 49.92% off of TV5.

The proceeds of the purchase will be sent to fund TV5 operations, specifically content, their programming and also public service. This will certainly change both ABSCBN and TV5's ways of delivering content not just locally, but abroad where ABS-CBN already has a lot of experience in. This will also make TV5's capability to make content in entertainment, public affairs and even sports even greater in the coming years. The deal will be closed this August 2022.

MediaQuest Holdings Chairman Manny Pangilinan says "We at TV5 welcome ABSCBN for their investments. We all know ABSCBN has always been the leading provider of Filipino related content here and abroad. We have cherished values, synergies to provide top quality programs and hope this will continue to grow, succeed in the coming years."

ABSCBN Chairman Mark Lopez adds "This is an opportunity to help TV5 strengthen its broadcast capabilities and our work in content production and talent management will add not just for TV5's growth, but the ability to serve the public. We see the opportunity to help TV5 grow, to work with the best talent off cam and on cam. This partnership will evolve ABSCBN to become a storytelling company. "

You've seen ABSCBN shows increase on TV5 these previous months and surely, they will further enhance their relationships. Really, this makes me so happy!  


K-LITE 103.5 FM Starts Operations at AMBS Media Center

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Looks like things are starting to heat up over at AMBS Media Center as well loved radio station K-LITE 103.5 starts broadcasting live at the AMBS Media Center from the 2nd Floor of Starmall in Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City. This is their flagship radio station and has been in the airwaves since 1995 playing well loved hits from the 90's and songs of now. This will be the network's new home studio which is under the Villar Group of companies.

It's Chairman Manny Villar says "This marks the start of our venture into the entertainment scene and we're excited to get things running after our challenges with the pandemic. With this, we'll recover and generate more jobs so we could also help more Filipinos worldwide."

The shows will also be streamed via Channel 3 of Planet Cable in different parts of Metro Manila and the South whilst international and local online audiences can stream these shows via They are also on Twitch so if you're familiar with the streaming app, you can listen there too in different times.

You'll be entertained by DJ Jaybee Jariol and DJ Aly Esplana via lite favorites on Mondays to Fridays from 9AM to 12PM while streamers and gamers will cop the 5PM to 9PM spot to get you in the groove all evening. K-Lite will also be doing "K-Lite Kampus Krew" search on their DJ Kampus Hunt for hopefuls 18-25 years old. Make sure you follow them on their social channels as details of the said search will be posted regularly. For those who are obsessed with TikTok you can follow them there and join the current Do It Duet challenge, plus more contests soon. For those who want to take it slow, their weekend playlists are fine tuned for listeners like you. Soon, they will be doing more shows with live performances with the country's leading bands, artists and iconic singers on special days. Tune in to these shows on their frequency and on cable channels as they've got lots of programming changes in the coming months.