Garrett Bolden Wins New Recording Artist of the Year

Friday, January 31, 2020

Well this is good news, and yes The Clash Season 1 finalist Garrett Bolden won at the 11th PMPC Star Awards for Music as the Best New Male Recording Artist of the Year. He’s joined several singing contests and have auditioned many times, but this is his first major recognition.

Garrett says “I still can’t believe it. I really just wanted to attend the awards show because it was my first nomination. I really didn’t expect to win. Of course thank you to the people who voted for me, the nomination already made me happy so I am over the moon experiencing that. The title Kapuso Soul Balladeer is not enough, to be given that is an honor. I am a solo artist but I have a band called Accento, whom I worked for 6-7 years. If people don’t see me on TV I do gigs with them. I have always been saying that I am very thankful to be staying where I am now, thank you to everyone at GMA who made this possible. I am hoping for more singles to come because I am writing my songs now, learning as we go and hopefully this will be out soon. A year ago I guested in a teleserye and hopefully I get the chance to also do other stuff. My ultimate dream is to win a Grammy, which I hope to get too. To win it was unexpected and I didn’t even stand up right away because I couldn’t believe it. It inspires me now, thanks to my supporters, fans and my family. I thought Jong was going to win, we talked after a day and we’re both happy for these blessings. I listen to South Border a lot, not to copy but get influenced even their songs in the past. I like their runs and rifts, it’s unbelievable. I will do my songs always in the middle so I get to be different, I’ll do both things so people won’t get sawa. I always ask for guidance, it’s up to me where to go. Given the odds, he wanted me to try out to be Southborders vocalist, that was just so humbling to hear that. My band was involved with my second single, they were in the video too. Hopefully they will be involved because I do get an extra boost when I sing while they are playing. I am experimenting with my sounds, they help me with the music when I write because I don’t play instruments. They’re really a lot of help.”

Garrett by the way currently appears on GMA’s All Out Sundays and has released singles “Lilipad Na” or “Handa Na Maghintay” last 2019. Make sure you catch him on these shows. Thanks to Mars Wrigley, Active White and Cobra for the stuff they had us sample. It was a nice treat! 


World Pizza Day on February 9!

Comfort food includes pizza, and we all love this of course! Now it's almost World Pizza Day so make sure to stop what you're doing and celebrate Greenwich World Pizza Day on February 9.

Go get your family members, your whole barkada to order via or phone 55555 or text the Barkada Size Hawaiian Overload Pizza LESS 100 PESOS from 10am to 4pm. It's got your favorite sweet pineapples, savory ham, bacon, bell peppers and tons of cheese to make you ultra happy!

We don't know how you will do it, but go ahead and indulge!


TomCar Stars GMA's Love of My Life

You've seen this and the previews of it in between GMA programs in the last few weeks. Excited as you are, you will start to see it on February 3 on GMA's primetime slot. You love them so much in previous shows, but Tom Rodriguez and Carla Abellana is back for a very promising drama entitled Love of my Life. This is directed by Don Michael Perez for GMA.

Posted by Kumagcow on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

They also have Coney Reyes as part of the cast, but they promise the ensemble will make the story interesting in this drama. They just saw parts of it during the presscon, they were shooting this for 7 months and some of them cried. Coney Reyes adds "You know I only accept and choose projects that challenge me and yes, working with young bloods required me to learn from them too rather than them just learning from me. Please let everyone know how good this series is because we have worked so hard on this."

There are so much to look forward to on GMA's shows this year. If you're excited for another TomCar show, this would be a good way to satisfy your cravings.


Descendants of the Sun Starts February 10

Thursday, January 30, 2020

It was nice to see the actors that will portray the interesting characters of the hit Korean drama Descendants of the Sun. Some GMA Executives, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Navy and other sectors got a treat to finally see a very long video telling us a short bio of these interesting soldiers, medical personnel and their families. 

We were all surprised because after the intro, they had us watch the first episode of DOTSPH, where honestly, it was quite awesome. They probably spent a lot of time meticulously shooting and editing this, you must see it for yourself this January. 

Dingdong says "We have been waiting for this to happen and hope viewers would be able to appreciate it. We've made the story more pinoy. We're very proud of it!"

Jennylyn adds "Each scene is big, super hard to do but all worth it. We all kept ourselves in character, the director, peoole behind the scenes and actors did all their best to make this even better." Jen and Dingdong play Captain Lucas Manalo and Dr. Maxine Dela Cruz, a soldier and a doctor, who's lives intertwine, unceremoniously.

Big Boss and Beauty (of which they are fondly called) will also have Rocco Nacino and Jasmine Curtis on the helm to play Technical Seargent Diego Ramos and Captain Moira Defensor, who is also going to be an interesting love story. Jennylyn is in her element, the romcom treatment is a cool addition to the original story, I guess that will certainly be different with Pinoy humor. 

Descendants of the Sun The Philippine Adaptation will begin this February 10, 2020. The first episode is something to look forward to because it will include some back story of the different characters plus the effective little romance that Jennylyn and Dingdong could do. If we didn't know they're married we'd mistake them for a pair really.


Binondo Beauty Supply Launches MAGIC Protein Professional Line

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Rodney Palaginog with Malcolm Medina Chairman of Binondo Beauty Supply
and Ms. Anne Marie Cello. Also with them is Edz Santos (far left) the Marketing Manager for the brand and their ambassador Fanny Serrano

Binondo Beauty Supply has been in the beauty supply industry for a very long time. Salons in Manila usually get all their supplies here and their 27 distributors all across the country. They are also currently the exclusive supplier of Bluesky Gel Nail Polish and today is another momentous occasion to introduce a new product line called MAGIC Protein Professional Smoothing Solution.

Fanny Serrano went up on stage and welcomed everyone saying "Last night when I was here, it was so chaotic but we asked them to have you seated this way because of an important thing. Salon Owners and Salon Staff have been so hurt by the news that death happened to some people because of the treatments. The bad effects on customers and beauty workers have been evident and BBS knew about it. They got word that a new line of products from Brazil works, I tested this myself and talked to the owners who got me to try this. I am already 72 years old and I have nothing to do with my life other than tell you how it is. I had a lot of endorsements, but I only choose a few because I want to be good. This is the safest hair treatment, Magic Protein is here and you are going to witness ordinary people, skilled hair dressers who will try this in front before our fashion show that we prepared for you, a little collection I designed specifically for this occasion, I hope you will love it like I do.”

True enough, they even called someone from the audience to do the procedure which takes an hour. A little better than usual regimen that takes a long time to finish. The before and after shots was amazing, it showed how damaged their hairs were and the transformation was noticeable.

The Protein Package includes Clarifying Lotion, Protein Hair Treatment, Sulfate Free Shampoo and Moisture Protein Conditioner. This is for professional use only and costs Php 7,000 in their stores. This has 0.00% Formaldehyde so it won’t hurt your eyes, nose, throat and lungs. You now have a choice for customers, isn’t that good news?


SHERYN REGIS is BACK : Back To Love!

Monday, January 27, 2020

I remember how I always used to sing Come On In Out of the Rain in the shower couldn’t hit the last few notes because yes, Sheryn Regis is a legend. 

The Crystal Voice of Asia is back in the Philippines and yes she’s doing something she LOVES which is singing and performing on stage. So they aptly named her comeback concert BACK TO LOVE: Sheryn Regis. Undoubtedly, she is one of the most powerful singers this country has produced. I did root for her during a singing competition she joined years back. She chose to live a simple life and live with her family, to take care of kids in Houston Texas. She’s had a round of Cancer scare, depression, but she has mustered strength to overcome all these trials and healed wonderfully. After a while, she worked with TFC shows in the US and enjoyed raising her kids til now that they could fend for themselves. She knew what she wanted to do, asked permission from them and they gladly tell her to go for it. She went back to the Philippines and signed with March On Entertainment Inc. The concert will happen at the Music Museum on February 28 8pm. This will be directed by Alco Guerrero and will fortell Sheryn’s life story, all expressed in music. She promised to perform several of your favorites, and introduce a brand new Sheryn Regis too. 

She will also have her Free To Love Concert in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada on Valentines Day, another one in Tallahasse, Florida on the 8th and Steinbach Manitoba Canada on the 15th. It will be a pretty busy February for her too as hey will release a single during the 2nd Quarter. She also hopes to go back to acting, a craft she loves too. For those in other parts of the world, she’s going to have her own YouTube channel to document her daily life. She’s Sheryn Regis, and she’s back... you better get ready!

Tickets are sold via, go get them before they run out!


Khalil Ramos and Elisse Joson for iWant’s Ampalaya Chronicles

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Unrequited love is painful, but here goes Firestarters Production under the helm of Real Florido to tackle the story based on best selling author Mark Ghosn’s book called Ampalaya Monologues. This pilot episode is entitled ADIK written by Carlo Hornilla. It tells the life of hopeless romantic and poet named Carlo, and his muse cum long time crush Nina. This is played by Khalil Ramos and Elisse Joson. The episode is written by Florence Henzon.

In a way, this is very relatable for people who didn’t get the chance to show their love for someone. Spoken word poetry has been a very ingenious way to be an outlet, to foretell love with a play of words, which sometimes are effective, sometimes not. One thinks how he could just look from afar and hope he gets noticed by the lady he so admires, one who wants to also protect her from other guys, some situations he wouldn’t have any control over. He hopes his efforts would bear fruit, one day, someday. 

Khalil Ramos says “Good evening to everyone, I play Carlo here. It was important for me to study, at first the look and screen test, we already talked. We rehearsed this kind of poetry, it’s rhythm, it’s like rap and I had to do it right. The character is one of many, like people who want to profess love. Carlo is intimidated with Elisse, she is like the dream girl, out of his league, he went through a lot. It has so much to do with his identity, his purpose in life, he is very introverted, he has been bullied and has dealt with his friends and family a lot. Emotion wise, I have my own struggles, it is natural for most of us. For me it’s what I wanna do, about my future, I got it from there. I find myself looking at my own inner purpose, my relationships, my friends. I wouldn’t say I wanted to quit, it was just stressful and it will break you. Knowing yourself, I have had one sided love, in highschool I felt his frustrations. It was an immature love, heartbreak. I couldn’t tell you the story, I might spoil it for you so please watch it.”

Real says “Some of the performances you have seen a while ago will be put on screen. I came from trad broadcasting but understanding the generation involves producing for the new audience. TV as we know is changing, this is familiar, this is relatable, when we saw Ampalaya Monologues three years ago we planned this out and is now streaming. It is the hunger for new kind of entertainment, they have a different kind of thinking and it is so nice to see on the digital platform. The nice thing about this is when we pitched this to iWant, they gave us builds about family, a person’s journey, when we developed this we delved into problems, heartaches of the new generation and you have something to learn from it. There is value in pain. Generally the series is about the bitterness and pain, you wouldn’t experience love without it.”

Isiah Dela Cruz, Alex San Agustin, Henz, Mark Ghosn will also be in this episode. Real Florido has done a lot of remarkable films in the past, and having top caliber actors like Khalil and Elisse in this iWant digifilm, this would be another nice piece to watch. This is an iWant Anthology, a different show every week so stay tuned! 


The “Anak Ni Waray vs Anak Ni Biday” Presscon

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Kate Valdez and Barbie Forteza has a gem in their hands. Their show Anak Ni Waray vs Anak Ni Biday have all the ingredients of a very special show. The remake based on a movie in the 60’s, and another one in the 80’s will be a fun, love stricken conflict. Their family will get involved and friendships will be broken.

The series will be flanked by some of PH’s greatest actresses like Snooky Serna, Dina Bonnevie, Jean Saburit, Teresa Loyzaga, Faith Da Silva, Tanya Montenegro, Ms. Celia Rodriguez, including Jay Manalo, Benedict Cua and Migo Adecer. Ginalyn and Katelyn will be battling over Migo’s character. Max Collins, Lovi Poe, Jason Abalos will be their young versions, so it looks pretty special. This is directed by Marc Sicat Dela Cruz. Golden Cañedo also sang the theme song for this, she was well applauded during the presscon. 

Direk says "I didn’t get to watch the old movie but I didn’t do it so it would have less bias, I believed in the creative group, so it has drama, of friendships, of lovers, of Mothers and a lot of comedy. "

Barbie says “We have bonded quite well, we’re friends now because of the time we spend together. Waray is feisty, but all out when her family is involved.”

Kate says “I am so grateful for the chance to work with industry veterans, for GMA to believe in me, I am so thankful! My version is very thrifty, I do it even now.”

Snooky Serna says “During the 80’s, I really felt it had sentimental value for me. Working with Dina, I felt we didn’t leave each other, we just picked up where we left off. Dina is so sweet, I love how she brings snacks unceremoniously. We are not in good terms with our characters.

Dina says “I asked to be Biday, my husband is an Ilocos Congressman and it’s so nice to do this and promote our province. I am excited and hope we have more shoots in Ilocos because we really had fun there. This time even if she is evil, she’s going to be a little nice on some times. It’s funny because we are good friends, it is different but being with her, I remember our Regal days so thank you to GMA for doing this.”

Celia Rodriguez says “I don’t have to tell them what to do, they’re all pros. They go to the set early, ready and know their lines. They ask if they need help and they do good, I’m sure they will be big stars very soon.

Migo adds “I agree, friendship first, love between friends can level up and it is easier to fix rather than doing it with strangers.Cocoy is different, he’s caught in life so he kinda gets to be with different women, because he’s afraid of commitment. I haven’t played a man being fought by two ladies, I take this is similar to Sahaya but the other way around. I feel how she feels now.”

Jay Manalo says “No, I haven’t felt I was being torn by women, I on the other hand did that. I believe in friendships, I would rather lose the love than break them like in this story.”

Teresa Loyzaga says “A contrabida is a contrabida is a contrabida. My name is different now, I guess people will be surprised as this is different from My Special Tatay. I take it as a complement when people react like that, I make an effort because I put myself in the character.”

Faith Da Silva says “I do wish to be lead sometimes but this is a role and I am happy for it. I think I get to portray interesting roles, I want to do Marimar in the future. Maybe that will happen.”

Jean says “For me any role is a good role, it’s how you tackle it, no matter how big or small it is I do it to make the show whole, not taking it in other ways. It’s work and passion.”

Anak Ni Waray vs Anak Ni Biday will show on January 27. This is on GMA’s Primetime slot.


The New HEINZ Asian Sauces

This has been no stranger to my cupboards as they've made each french frie piece extra special with their HEINZ Ketchup. Just a few days ago, the brand launched something new, a whole new line of Asian sauces. They had us at Tong Yang Plus which is a cool hotpot and yakiniku place, though this time they got us tons of bottles of their sauces on the table. We wondered how this would turn out.

I got a few ingredients, my personal favorite was the Cheese Meatballs. I also got Tofu Skin, Chicken Dumplings, Bok Choi, Noodles, Corn, Strips of Beef, Pork with Barbecue Sauce, whilse my friends had the fish, innards and shrimp. I got the Saté broth for the hotpot so it would be a little mild. I then prepared the pot by turning on the table induction cooker. When it boiled, I got the ingredients all in. 
The broth was a little bland so I got the Heinz Golden Mark Oyster Sauce, Heinz Light Soy Sauce and a little Heinz Blended Sesame Oil in it. Tasted a spoonful, and it was already perfect. 

On the side, I prepared two sauces. The Heinz Sweet Chili Sauce and the Heinz Garlic Chili Sauce. I used the first for some of the strips of beef I got in the grill while the other was for the tons of things I got in the hotpot. You usually do get a little tired of things in the grill but since I got it all a little spicy because of the sauces, I had about 4 servings of it in one go. I also had about 3 servings of hotpot and kept coming back for the Cheese Meatballs, ahh, it was heaven!

But really, it was a great idea to have these things used for dishes we're used to. It brightens up the flavor of each dish, making it even special and not just settle with the usual things we have in the kitchen. These noodles were actually prepared by the Chef using Heinz Golden Mark Oyster Sauce, Heinz Premium Light Soy Sauce and the Heinz Blended Sesame Oil.

For fried stuff like this fish, they got it on a batter and put the Heinz Sweet Chili Sauce, and voila! You can have restaurant quality dishes at home.

They also have Heinz Soy Sauce, Premium Oyster Sauce which you can use with noodles, mushroom, veggies, and a little flurry. Those Chinese dishes would be easy because you've got them all figured out with Heinz' new Asian sauces. 

The Heinz Premium Light Soy Sauce, Heinz Soy Sauce, Heinz Blended Sesame Oil, Heinz Premium Oyster Sauce, Heinz Golden Mark Soy Sauce, Heinz Golden Mark Soy Sauce, Heinz Thai Sweet Chili Sauce, and Heinz Garlic Chili Sauce is nothing but a great addition to what you have in your pantry. Everything you've had during breakfast, lunch and dinner would be just better, price wise they're also very competitive. I could even say, they're even better than those popular ones in the Asian section. I am so inlove too with the Garlic Chili Sauce, a bottle didn't last me for 3 days because I loved how spicy my dishes became after a dab of that. 

Now it's your turn, go find them on the shelves of your favorite groceries and try them, trust me on the Garlic Chili Sauce. You've got to try that!


AGSUNTA Releases "FEELS TRIP" Under DNA Music

From doing covers, to making their own music, and now homegrown pop rock band Agsunta is releasing their new EP called "Feels Trip". 

In 2015, they started doing covers after being formed in a local studio. The band's name was actually from the name of their professor back in highschool. Jirah says "We are happy to have been given a chance to start doing our own music. The dream is to someday perform in larger concert venues such as the Philippine Arena and MOA Arena. This started when we met a couple of months ago, endless meetings resulted in different materials. We will have a show at Jesus is Our Hope International Assemblies in Cubao Quezon City on January 25. This is under DNA Music which is a subsidiary of Star Records."

Known for their hugot songs and undoubtedly hurtful lyrics, they're ready to get these previously composed songs which they had in their coffers and new one. A song about hope and failures in life is Bagong Umaga. Alas Dose is about a love reminisced, Kundi Na Ako is about selflessness. Locomotor is about people who fool other people, a fun tune. Highschool hits is about reminscing the life we had in the Generation Y who are now part of the workforce. 

They mentioned they have released a lot of songs in the past and didn't make the cut with the public. They just got noticed they got traction with the covers but after the connection, they wanted to introduce their own now. Til now they consider it a challenge, but feel it is their lucky medium to get in touch with the people's psyche with regards to their songs. 

Make sure you get their EP on streaming mediums, they're all there. This is again, under DNA Music.