SB19 at the ACER x ADIDAS #BringTheAGame PEP Rally

Wednesday, June 29, 2022


It looks like school season is back and with that, we've got to have inspiration to make the youth study further, so the good looking guys of SB19 obliged and made the afternoon extra fun as Acer Philippines and Adidas partner up to bring the A game this season. Think of this as a treat to the hundreds/thousands of A'Tins that weren't able to go to the Mall of Asia central atrium. Happy? Haha!

CALISTA, G22, Dione, Press Hit Play, VXON, 1ST.ONE and KAIA Partners Up with KUMU

I'm starting to think that I've become a PPOP fan boy as the Philippines continue to showcase some of the most talented groups in the country. Recently, I was invited to a KUMU event as they got my personal favorite girls Calista, and groups G22, Dione, Press Hit Play, VXON, 1ST.ONE and KAIA.

Calista's Anne, Olive, Dain, Denise, Elle and Laiza were all smiles meeting the press and fans, they prepared mighty good for the short performance they were gonna do during the event. Clad in femme fatale pop outfits, they were like special candies, sweet and lovely! After their very successful VAX TO NORMAL concert last April, they still managed to do rehearsals together. Honestly, I was impressed with what they showcased in Araneta Coliseum last April and hope that they'd bring the concert in other countries after that. It was world class, best of all, it's dedicated to frontliners which have been boldly doing their job during the pandemic. Artists like the talented Yeng Constantino, dance princess AC Bonifacio, hearthrob Elmo Magalona, popular actress Andrea Brillantes, the incomparable Darren, and good looking dance phenom Ken San Jose performed there as well. Here's a short interview with Calista during the KUMU signing:


Partnering with KUMU will not just give Calista the ability to entertain with games, songs, dance and performances, but real time talk with fans who would want to connect with them on a personal level. I imagine them getting to know the girls and their personalities, all the more reasons to stan them especially when these ladies want to inspire people. The girls also surprised me when they answered that they're not in the PPOP industry to compete with other groups, but to become a force that brings people together so they could both bring honor to the country. And as I mentioned earlier, they were really eager to do that by planning collaborations in the coming months, they also have several events lined up where they will be performing with the other groups which makes this even more exciting!

Exciting times for Calista together with Tyrone Escalante Arist Management and KUMU

Aside from these ladies from Calista, we also got to talk with G22, a pop group under Cornerstone Entertainment Inc. They were a charming bunch of ladies, very eloquent and I love how they've got serious pipes when they performed during the event. They present a different flavor, and had a sultry kind of vibe.

G22 from Cornerstone Entertainment

Sorry for the background noise as we were in a real coffee shop when this interview happened, but this is the first time I've gotten to talk to them, they could pass beauty queens bar none.

DIONE on the other hand got me cackling a bit, like their outfits, their personality was actually very colorful. I love how playful and game they were answering questions from the press. Joyden, DK, Clara and Ella were just so nice, they'll surely go places. They're also excited about what will happen on the KUMU app because they've only had a couple of events where they get to talk to their fandom called TALI/ES, and this just gives them an avenue to interact with them more because there will be instances of chatting with them personally on the app. 

Here's a short interview with them that afternoon:

PPOP Girl Group KAIA on the other hand banked on really good rap lines. The vocals are all impressive, which goes to prove that Filipinos are a force to be reckoned with in singing. Their style is swag, and I like how varied things are in the PPOP girl groups, each has a different thing to present even if they are in one venue. This is a win for fans as they've got a lot of groups to enjoy in the platform.


The fierce ladies of KAIA

Angela, Charice, Alexa, Sophia and Charlotte also has a single called BLAH BLAH which I had so much fun hearing during the event. They sang live and judging from their previous videos, they've improved so much by leaps and bounds. I'm glad there's more talented artists like them in the country, we're not being shortchanged by KAIA. Their music is so much fun and danceable!

These good looking guys are from VXON, Cornerstone Entertainment's boy group

If good looks were a crime, these boys from VXON would be in jail for a long time. I think some of them are actors too, so basically they're all triple threats. They also write their own songs which is a plus in the artistry department. They have sacrificed a lot and looking at their performances, they're doing so good. I wouldn't be surprised if Vixies would be screaming their lungs out when they perform on stage, these are golden boys. C13, Sam, , Patrick, Vince, Franz would gladly do that for you.


These guys are called 1ST.ONE

 Style wise, I could liken them to JPOP groups, but they're definitely Filipino. Some of them rap, sing, and boy, can they perform. Ace, Max, Alpha, Joker, J, Jayson, Gift also have different personalities, but they gel as a group. The pandemic was quite tough for them just like with the other groups but they knew they had to stick together in order to succeed. They're continuing to learn the ropes and happy that they now got to perform with other groups, I think their strong suit is vocals. Joining KUMU made them grateful for all the opportunities that are given them especially now that restrictions are easing and performances on stage are coming back. They're raring to get to the top, hungry for it and if talent would be the measure of that, these boys would be up there!


Press Hit Play Meet Press Hit Play's Charles, Yuuki, JP, , Zi.O and Sev

Very nice and humble guys, they thanked KUMU for giving them and the rest of the groups the platform to showcase their talent and provide entertainment for Filipinos here, and the rest of the world. I'd mistake them for crooners because their singing voice would be the type that would make ladies legs become jelly, but their dance routines are equally good. They're very excited to interact with fans as they couldn't do that for several years because of COVID restrictions. They write their own songs, so it's very personal. Tell Me is out on streaming platforms so if you love them, might as well stream it today!

I love where this is going, we've got talented artists showcasing their talents to be seen in the world stage. The difference I guess PPOP is giving now through this is the "connection" as we're mostly known to be emotional people. That really sets us apart, and I'm glad these ladies and gents are thankful for the opportunity thrown to them. 

You may download the KUMU app on the App Store or Google Play Store today. It's free!



Celebrate Pride Month with Globe

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

There's no other opportune time to celebrate freedom and self expression than this PRIDE month. Just like the colors of the pride flag, each one takes proper representation, so you can be yourself, and express in many ways without judgement of fear from any oppressor. Just like as Globe always says, "Atin ang Mundo!" (the world is ours!)

Make the celebrations worthwhile by getting involved in the community, join volunteer groups and participate in projects initiated by various LGBTQIA+ orgs and causes you believe in. Don't fret if you're single, the GlobeOne app has restaurant vouchers (if you try spinning the wheel) so you can date yourself at Kraver's Canteen, Flowerstore and more!

If all else fails and you don't wanna go out, have a party at home and stream Pride hits from Mother Monster Lady Gaga, Madonna (if you are not married by this time lol), or Cher if you're retired, I'm joking of course! Any track that makes you empowered, proud and eager to spread charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent would do.

If you want to spend the day with bae, go binge watch your favorite BL, GL or LGBTQIA+ series on Netflix, Viu, Amazon Prime or iQIYI. You can subscribe through Globe and watch KDrama series, Hollywood movies all day! Check this for starters

Don't forget your LGBTQIA+ content creators on YouTube especially the local ones as they thrive on your support. Be it an ally or part of the community, there's so much love to spread around and it all starts with you!


GLOBE Outs "First Move" for Globe One App

June is Pride Month and it's always the perfect time to celebrate and push for representation in different fields. This 2022, Globe has always been about "Making Everyday Beautiful" and recently, they released an LGBTQIA+ themed film called "First Move" for their Globe One App. Aside from bringing services closer to Filipinos, they're making it worthwhile creatively and see how they could put the LGBTQIA+ cause in the forefront, and they've managed to put together people in front and behind the camera that also belong in this sector, putting action to words they uttered. For context, the Producer, the stars, the writers and director are LGBT members, and they're putting out a series of commercials that showcase love, relationships, human subjects that also use the Globe One App and the multitude of features it has. 

Director JP Habac says "Gone are the days of depicting LGBTQIA+ in sterotypical ways like being flamboyant, girly, or merely driving a Mio. We are taking on this challenge of making it current, including those for bisexuals and lesbians too."

PJB Group Creative Director Bia Fernandez adds "This is our attempt to normalize those in the LGBTQIA+ sector to appear in ads so people can see real life experiences. This is real representation, not just on a single holiday, they are truly part of the brand."

This is a great way to break barriers, and inform people about an app that can monitor data, manage your accounts, avail promos too. Download it through the app store or Google Play. Verify it by registering and putting your one time pin, prepaid or post paid, this takes care of your accounts. Go watch them in Globe assets and online channels. 
How can you not love Globe after that?



Psalms David is like a breath of fresh air. He's like a good guy, someone who doesn't have to be a baddie to get liked and I've noticed that since I've interviewed him a couple years back during the pandemic. He's launching a new single called "Kaulayaw" which he made at that time. 

Psalms say "This was done a couple years ago, I slaved on it every night. I think I still have a lot of things to work on with my voice, I believe practice is best. I also need to improve with my tone, I'll do my best to keep getting better. I have been my own best bud during times that I had mental health issues. Music was something that helped me a lot and when I produce music, it makes me feel a lot better. I also have worked with some of the best people in the industry, Kaulayaw wasn't like this at the start. I had help with GMA Music in order to make it what it is today. They helped me do the music, the instrumental part, they're really great at that. I didn't really go through love and relationships to come out with the lyrics, it can be anything really, like your parents, your friends, even yourself. It was tough for me at times because I was the breadwinner, my career just started and the pandemic restrictions was not letting us perform on stage which was a huge bummer. Of course I love acting too, it's been three years since I've done workshops, hopefully it would be great to show everyone what I've done in that department. I'm excited to show that to everyone!"



The new song comes out on June 30, make sure you download it off Spotify and other streaming platforms. He hopes to help people get over their issues with it, so give it a stream okay? This is under GMA Music.


Top Korean Film "THE ROUNDUP" Now Showing in SM Cinemas

Looks like we're in for a treat this month as the most popular movie in Korea is now showing in SM Cinemas, it's an action flick called THE ROUNDUP starring Ma Dong-seok aka Don Lee who also starred in Train to Busan which was a hit worldwide. 

Ms. Grace Lee says "We have been really eager to do this years ago, where we are able to showcase Korean movies while it's being shown in Korea. I've been convincing them since 2020 and got delayed because of the pandemic. In 2021, we were asked about the conditions here and they were more eager to pursue it from happening. I was fortunate to bring the number 1 movie in 2022, this is the biggest movie hit in Korea. I hope Philippine viewers to be able to watch it in cinemas now that it's available. Our partners in Korea produce and distribute, they give us a synopsis and the final edit of the movie. I've known how Filipinos love the stars, THE ROUNDUP is an action film and perhaps it'll be bigger and better (as it is a sequel), and possibly in the next projects it'll be the stars promoting the movie here. Glimmer is also in drama production, we have to sign an NDA until it comes out and we're not allowed to give details especially when half of the scenes are shot in the Philippines. THE ROUNDUP is actually a sequel of a drama, Dong Lee is also a big star since he's in Train to Busan and different series. He's very versatile, you'll see layers of him in the movie."


Grace Lee heads Glimmer who distributes Korean films now in the country

She adds "Filipinos and Koreans have similar values. Korean movies have high production value, and distributing this at this time might have challenges, but all good and Glimmer (our partner) has been very supportive. Recently, international movies have been doing quite nice in the box office and opening up with TOP GUN for people who are slowly coming back to watch was a pretty good move for us. We do even have next ones in the pipeline but we have to wait til they give their go signal. It's risky to produce movies in Korea as the value is pretty high. We shot here for 3 months, with Filipino actors doing very big supporting roles and it will come out in November. We've already crossed that bridge and have Filipino talent is pursued. We are doing this as a start for the Korean movie wave, it's a hit in Korea and Southeast Asian countries. The market is ready, I don't see why not the Philippines and acknowledge we are ready for consumption. We are talking to Korean partners about bringing Philippine content to Korea. We're in the talks and we're taking the next steps. It'll be an exciting year for all of us!"

Go watch the movie today as it'll be something worth your time. It won't be guns blazing though because it's barred to have them in Korea. It's more of closeup hand to hand combat with sharp or blunt things so it's different from western movies. 

Can't wait to watch it tomorrow!


GCASH Launches New Products in Loans, Finance, and Insurance Services

This morning was a little nice courtesy of our friends from GCASH. The number one financial app is gearing towards more services that offer financial freedom and capacity to grow your business (especially for SME's), grow your own money, insure your properties and life, and even lend you some money if you need it.

The only challenge is to have this be available for everyone, and this is where the GCASH app comes in. This is something that can unlock your financial goals, the tools that does it all. It's the electronic wallet that does payments and seamless transactions and there's no time to do it but now. They're glad to know that people are using the name GCASH synonymous with payment, and they're introducing these new services to cater to more people that want innovation.

Easy, accessible and affordable, they introduce GLoan. Tony Isidro the CEO of Fuse Lending Inc. says "Over half of Filipinos have banking access, but only 20 percent acquire loans. If they need one, they borrow from friends, loan sharks, which puts them in disadvantage sometimes. GCash wants finance for all, so now we're introducing lending products that are transparent and fair. GLoan is something that goes to your wallet without filling up any documents. If you are qualified, just go to GLoan section on the app and get it instantly. You can use it to pay for bills, essentials, shopping, tuition, or other products and services. You can also use it for capital. There's also GGives, which you can use to pay for products without having a credit card. You can pay for it in 12 months, and there are various commercial establishments and partner merchants that accept it. You can buy furniture, TV, go out without any down payment needed. Our goal is giving everyone access to finance, it's finance for all."

Jong Layug the current Head of Wealth Management introduced existing GSave. He says "This helps people save, go without piggy banks, keeping money at home, and CIMB does a good job managing funds. You also earn interest, allows consumers to save instead of just keeping it stagnant. It's also protected by PDIC and helps you keep it safely. One out of 5 Filipinos already have a GSave account, and growing more. People also want to invest, which is why we have BPI and ATRAM so they could do investments. From local and global funds, you can start growing your wealth so you could achieve your financial goals conveniently. You can expect more in the next few months."

Head of GCash New Business Neil Trinidad introduces GInsure. Access to it is a little problematic in the Philippines because it's expensive, inaccessible, and people think they don't need it. He says "More people find insurance relevant now especially Gen Z's. GInsure is easy to discover and is in one marketplace, if you need it for live or non life items, 14 right now is available, it's affordable, and is offered in different price points. Even cover dengue and COVID for only 300 pesos. We want it easy for people to purchase, and now it takes 2 minutes to do that. This enables access for more Filipinos, our mission is to make partnerships that cover life, non-life, vehicle, even bill protect. We also have insurance plans for businesses, you can even gift it to others, and soon it'll cover policies for employees, MSME's, evolving everyday. 4 out of 10 Filipinos now have a pet, and now Pet Insurance is also available. There's also Online Shopping Insurance, so those retail frauds can be resolved fast, all in GInsure." 

Here's excerpts from the press conference this morning


A lot of Filipinos will surely benefit from this, so if you're in the mood to be one of them, go download the app on the App store or Google Play today!


Artistry, Fun and Music at Fête de la Musique 2022 Celebrations Across the Country!

Friday, June 24, 2022

Everyone loves music, and we've enjoyed in the Philippines immensely through Fête de la Musique. They're back in a big way as pandemic restrictions ease and live performances are going back, they're doing it in different parts of the country. Whilst we've been locked down the past few years and enjoyed it online, they promise to bring French artists in like DJ Blutch, Marc Fichel among others. They will be collaborating with our home grown talents, so there's really something to look forward to this year!

As with the previous years, this will be 100 percent FREE and you will see artists like Autotelic, Leanne and Naara, Chets, Lola Amour, Syd Hartha, Dilaw, Eloisa, and Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas perform on stage for everyone's enjoyment. This is presented to you by Alliance Francaise de Manille together with the Embassy of France to the Philippines and Micronesia, B-Side Productions in cooperation with the Department of Tourism -  Philippines. Make sure you catch the schedules by following their social channels particularly their Facebook page located at Locations include Manila, Cebu, Siargao among others. Make sure you're there as there are other local musicians and artists joining in the fun!

Here's some excerpts from the press conference a few days ago which was hosted at Sofitel Manila. 


Lumina Homes Asks You to "Rush Your Move" in 16 Locations Nationwide

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Finding a home has always been a dream for every Filipino. A place where they could take refuge, take care of their family, raise kids in a community that would make them well rounded individuals - and perhaps be accessible to every convenience in life. These days, acquiring homes have been complicated, tedious and not to mention hard to finance. Though if you're trying to find a good deal, Lumina Homes has got you covered with their "Rush Your Move" promo. As the name suggests, they now have made it easier to own a house of your own. Imagine how you would get you to save over Php 168,000 off the actual price, which certainly is something unprecedented in the industry... and pretty difficult to resist. 

See, they're offering two-storey houses at Php 35,000 down payment. They even went a mile and made that price payable in 2 months. Add to that figure a whopping 8 percent discount if your bank loan gets released in 2 months. Isn't that a good deal?

They also made it available in 16 Lumina Home locations nationwide. This includes historic Tarlac, Balanga in Bataan, Subic in Zambales, Baliwag Bulacan, their two townships Bacolod 1 and 2 in Negros, Iloilo, Bauan, Sto.Tomas, Lipa and Tanauan in Batangas, Quezon, Sariaya, Tanza Cavite, Cabanatuan and San Jose in Nueva Ecija. This makes the choices quite varied for those who prefer quiet provincial life, city dwelling, because they made sure it's still churches, restaurants, groceries, transport locations so you could live comfortably with your family. There are also business establishments around, if you're looking for work or more, being in these properties would make life so convenient.

If you're seriously considering to live here, get in touch with a friendly Lumina Homes Sales and Marketing representative so you could join their 360 degree tours and see quality made homes that's ready for occupancy. Available models include the Athena which is a Single Firewall house that's got 53 square meter floor area and 63 sq.m. lot area. They also have the Armina (also a Single Firewall house) with 42 square meter floor area and 54 square meter lot. The nice Adriana Townhouse on the other hand has 44 square meters of floor area and about 36 square meter lot area. The pretty Angeli Townhouse has got a 42 square meter floor area and about 36 square meter lot. They also have the Angelique Townhouse that's got a 35 square meter floor area and around 36 square meter lot which you can choose in different areas of these communities.


I wouldn't be surprised if this gets taken advantage of by people who would want to invest in real estate. You can buy one then have it rented out and have income early because it's all ready. It's an opportune time to buy a home and if that becomes an investment, you're in a good place. Engr. Joemi Tan, Lumina Homes Division Head for North and East Luzon says "It would be a good opportunity for people to invest in a Lumina property so they could have a home that can be leased and be a source of income. We've got different RFO units they can choose from."

If this interests you in any way, make sure to follow @LuminaHomesOfficial on Facebook or their official website today!


TaskUs Holds Job Fair in Bohol

Monday, June 20, 2022

After letting us experience this about two years ago, the good people at TaskUs continued to spread their Ridiculously Good Culture, this time to the heart of Philippine islands called Bohol. It's capital Tagbilaran was the venue for the Grand Career Fair held at Metro Centre Hotel.

This is what TaskUs meant as "going where the talent is" as their company continues to grow despite global challenges caused by the pandemic. This was attended and supported by different Bohol educational institutiions, local government and non profit organizations, plus other training institutes aimed to employ talented Bol-anons this side of the world. Ms. Regina Aguila says "We have a different work culture at TaskUs and provide very competitive health coverage, wellness programs (free), career advancement opportunities. We call them teammates, and have always known how it positively impacts their work. This goes the same with the service they render for customers and the community."

TaskUs started in the developing city in 2019 and has made Lizzy's Playground an iconic workplace to be in this region. This is part of their "Work Hard, Have Fun" mantra that makes working in the company even more exciting. If you missed their job fair, fret not as you can show your intentions to join them via their website or their recruitment hubs.


Summit Supports Athletes through #ThirstForGold

What's common between Olympic Gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, Olympic Pole Vaulter Ernest John Obiena and the powerful Philippine Women's National Football Team (called Filipinas)? Do you know? Neither do I. Well don't fret as they've figured it out last April 26th when they and water brand Summit Natural Drinking Water forged a partnership for one common goal, to support athletes going to the SEA Games together with the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). This is their #ThirstForGold

Hidilyn is currently working hard as she makes the impossible happen and take that next Olympic gold in Paris, France. She's done that in Tokyo, so for sure, there will be challenges when other countries try to step it up in the next Olympiad. Same with EJ Obiena as he's planning to conquer the podium finish after missing a couple tournaments because of his COVID-19 sickness a few weeks ago. He's won several of them and it would be a cherry on top if he gets strikes Gold in the Olympics, as he's done remarkable job in the SEA Games in Vietnam, winning Gold for the country. Our football stars the Filipinas on the other hand fell short for the gold, but got Myanmar beat by scoring twice in the last 3 minutes, a feat to get us in the podium with a Bronze after 37 long years. Now, they're back in the country busy preparing for the Women's World Cup that the country will be hosting together with Australia on 2023. Exciting? Yeap! The future certainly looks bright when support comes in Philippine sports.

Summit also partnered with social fitness app Liv3ly to further support Filipino athletes and sports enthusiasts. It'll keep you interested in different sports activities, give you goals and some prizes you wouldn't have in others. Sounds fun? Try it out on the Google Play store as it's free for download today.


OC Records on their 4th Anniversary: Shows Why Different Is Good

Got myself in the midst of artists a few nights ago as OC Records celebrated their 4th Anniversary in Quezon City. I've seen them grow quite fast in the last few years, but knew they had struggles much like anyone in the entertainment industry as it got crippled with the COVID-19 situation and various protocols that prevent live events from happening.

Times were hard, and for a label who's just starting to get a groove on the business it really wasn't a good time to just stay at home and watch as they've got talented men and women in their roster grow. During the small chat we had with them after the show, I got a sense of how they (the artists) all had full trust and confidence with OC Records (now a subsidiary of Viva Records) and founders Kean Cipriano and Chyns Ortaleza on what they could do. Then, their artistry reached the intended audience... got appreciated and hit after hit, broke barriers in their respective genres - and made them who they are now.

During the performances, it felt a lot like I was being schooled on how each artist carried themselves on their differences. I remember Kean mentioning he was just lucky how he had an eye to spot talent and admit they're weird bunch on stage. It's that "weird" factor that makes them special,  and as a fellow weirdo, I give credence to that statement wholeheartedly. 

@kumagcow @adadieee sings #PARALUMAN at the @ocrecordsph 4th anniversary celebration #events #lifestyleblogger #EntertainmentPH #tiktokshowbizreporter #opm ♬ original sound - John Bueno

Adie's "Paraluman", "Tahanan", and collaboration piece "Mahika" has been doing well on radio and streaming platforms. Yes, he's even more good looking in person but you can sense why people adore his songs. It becomes something that they get to connect, how in one way or another becomes a bridge on how the artist would want to make you feel when you listen to it. The good thing is, it's not based on Adie's relationships, and I've got the impression he'll do good in that department. You'll be impressed when you see him perform live, he's very charming, and won't be surprised if women get taken hostage with his eyes. He's going to a lot of events these coming months, you better snatch that chance to see him in person as he's really an awesome musician, artist and performer.

@kumagcow @ocrecordsph @Unique Salonga during the GC RECORDS 4th Anniversary celebration #opm #tiktokshowbizreporter #EntertainmentPH #lifestyleblogger #events ♬ original sound - John Bueno

If you're a bit of a mess, listening to artist Unique would make you welcome love and painful memories even more. He attacks vocals differently, like a wolf howling under the moon, when he's merely just introducing himself. I'd figure he's the silent introvert type, who once starts expressing himself in songs becomes a monster filled with emotions. That's his gift, and a lot of people who listened to his songs, see it. 


@kumagcow Girls, meet KENANIAH @Kenaniah of @ocrecordsph . The next good looking guy you should watch out for at OC RECORDS #events #bieber #lifestyleblogger #opm #tiktokshowbizreporter #EntertainmentPH ♬ original sound - John Bueno

Another discovery was a young guy named Kenaniah. He's Kean's latest discovery and I now know why. He's a bit of a mix of a very young Brandon Boyd and Bieber, that's if they had a child. He carries that star factor but once he sings, you won't be disappointed with what you'll hear. He's even blessed in the looks department, and I'm sure in a short time, he'll be hounded by girls, boys, all, for both reasons.  

 Eugene Layug on the other hand had me at engaged just by the title of his songs. He's a busker, a very funny one at that... but I bet he's swooning the ladies with his humor. From songs he's made like "Maghihiwalay Din Kayo", "Landiin Niyo Na Ako", albeit severely underrated right now, he's bound to take the spotlight soon. Kean likened him to that guy who always figured out songs in a drinking session, and it's time to make his brand of music normal so even more people could enjoy it. He was a ball of energy, dropping jokes at every occasion while most of us were in a serious fit. It's his identity, whilst it was literally the first time I've seen him, I already like the guy. The most daunting part of listening to him is trying not to poke fun at the stories he's telling.. because as funny as it might sound, it might be him LOL. If you want an entertaining evening, he's the man for that. He provides that humor people don't put in music, and people will surely love him for that.

Chelsea Ronquillo can sing. She's looks like a princess... one that's behind a guitar, singing pop songs of her liking and killing it. I've listened to a couple covers she's made on YouTube but again. it's quite different if you see and hear it live. Though sorry boys, I think she's with someone already :) ha!

 Artist Pappel had me think of Sugar Hiccup and Bayang Barrios when she did her number. A little eerie yes, but I like how it's different from the rest of the talented individuals in OC Records roster. It felt like a scene off Phantom of the Opera, theatrical at most. In a generation where it's mostly commercialized songs, I feel she's a breather.... the dark kind and I love how that sounds weird. 

I've had the pleasure of interviewing actor Gold Aceron in the past since he's made a lot of movies. OC Records is expanding and not just concentrating on music. They plan to have more actors, actresses, artists under their wing so they would be able to manage and represent them. Gold has several awards under his belt including Best Actor in Cinema One Originals last 2019. He has also announced a few movies he's going to star in the coming months, pretty big ones at that. There are more things in the pipeline and it'll be showcasing his versatility. Chyns and Kean noticed him in a recent show and took a chance if he'd join OC, and now they're raring to make his dreams come true. Perhaps in a few months, several actors would be part of their crew and it'll be nice to see how this plays in TV shows, movies and digital streaming platforms if they get sourced through them.

 In a nutshell, I'm quite excited about what OC Records have planned for their artists. They know from experience how it's done and with these talented artists at their helm, I wouldn't be surprised if one if not all would become superstars of the next generation. They're already showing why being different is good. Stay odd guys! 

Congratulations on your 4th year OC Records!

 /*Note: If you want to watch their performances, I have several videos on my TikTok account just search @kumagcow and it's there!


Keep Your Skin Healthy with Rosy Peel Plus

Saturday, June 18, 2022

The weather is crazy these days you wouldn't know how to handle it especially when it's hot like an oven at noon and then super rainy like hell hath no fury after an hour. The heat, the cold, it's definitely not going to be kind on the skin especially if you're not taking care of it inside and out.

From sunscreen, toners, moisturizers, creams and just about anything external you can put in, you all feel the love and care it gives when you do have time to take care of it. But how do you make sure it lasts?

For those who don't know, there's Rosy Peel Plus that just came out of the market. It's a herbal beauty supplement that's got antioxidants, vitamin C, folic acid and collagen to make sure you get enough nutrition for your body too. While make-up works wonders, wouldn't it be a good investment to take care of the base first? If you're starting on a clean and clear skin, imagine the things you can do to further enhance it right?

This is also all natural, so you're going to get the stuff you need inside out. Best of all, it's easy to get them in Shopee, Lazada, Zalora and Zilingo. It's also available in Mercury Drug stores nationwide! You can get them here for starters!


XOXO is Back with New Single MY MIRACLE

Friday, June 17, 2022

Four stellar ladies with awesome pipes, very talented singing group and has already impressed a lot of people. Dani, Lyra, Mel and Riel are XOXO.

After releasing their album in 2020, it's time they do another one called My Miracle. This time, they slow down and did a more touching, impressive ballad showcasing their POWERFUL individual voices, and still have that XOXO blend we've always loved. 

Although plans have been pushed back a little, they've had separate projects that got their practices delayed so they couldn't perform together. This time, they're going to be coming out with more music and appearances as a group including performances to promote their music, corporate shows, and gigs outside the country. When asked for a collab, they want SB19 to also be a part of it. Hopefully things would work out well now that they're back after not performing for a few years.
Congratulations on this new single ladies!~ Can't wait to see your performance videos soon!



Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Do you see a GENERIKA Drugstore near you? If not, then you're missing a lot. You see, the folks in GENERIKA have always been in the business of making sure you get the right medicine you need if you get sick, if you haven't had the pleasure of having one in your community, maybe you should start one! In simple ceremonies this morning, Dimples Romana just became a part of the GENERIKA family. This was attended by GENERIKA Drugstore's CEO Atty. Yet Avarca, ABSCBN's Talent Manager Alan Real and Dimples Romana, their newest brand ambassador. 

Dimples Romana says "If you got to GENERIKA, you can take care of your family. I'm a mother,m a sister, I learned to put importance to things that matters to us, part of that is good health. Being part of this means we represent it, there are things that worry us, we can't go to Doctors, and we don't want to burden our frontliners. GENERIKA has doctors, you can get consulation and get the right medicine for you. You're sure that you will be given medicine that will work, and GENERIKA has. We need to make sure we're part of the solution, GENERIKA Drugstore."

She adds "This is the first time I've attended to meet my GENERIKA family, I'm 8.75 months and I drived slowly here. I thought I've already finished my branded projects, but this comes as a welcome event. "Ginhawa" is making everything easy, it's one of the nicest Tagalog words I know, it's something everyone wants to have. It should be a priority for every family. It's so lovely to be a GENERIKAn to make sure we're taking care of the lives of Filipino families. This is of service for people we provide for. I am so happy to be a GENERIKAn, I've been posting BTS about this and finally I can post it as it's finally out there!" 

Atty. Yet Abarca says "It was a decision that came from our people, an easy decision and we were inspired by here story, her love for family and the success that she's had... especially the commitment to her family. She's the perfect model for GENERIKA Drugstore."

Congratulations Ms. Dimples Romana! I must say, this is well deserved!


You Can Now Convert Your SMAC Points to PAL Mabuhay Miles and Vice Versa

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Had a wonderful time at Conrad in Pasay City for the Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Miles and SM Advantage Card event aimed to elevate your travel and shopping experience as they partner up for a rewards program like no other that would be able to make you convert your Mabuhay Miles into SMAC Points and vice versa.

This was witnessed by PAL President and COO Stanley Ng, PAL Senior VP and General Counsel Atty. Carlos Luis D. Fernandez, Executive Director for SM Food Retail Group Herson Sy, COO of Digital Advantage Corp, Kevin Hartigan Go and several members of the Sy and Tan families. This is great news as you can now choose the best rewards for yourself and use either for a purchase in any SM retail corp or fly to any destination that Philippine Airlines cover. They properly call it "Shop To Fly , Fly To Shop" and every frequent flyer with PAL can convert their Mabuhay Miles points i.e. 500 Mabuhay Miles Poiints can be converted into 50 SMAC points, while any SMAC members can convert 250 SMAC Points into100 Mabuhay Miles points, so imagine the shopping, the local and international destinations you can go to right?


Stanley Ng the current Philippine Airlines President and Chief Operating Officer says "We are certainly evolving over at PAL Mabuhay Miles and this program will certainly make every heart of the Filipino beat. If you're into travel, shopping or dining, Mabuhay Miles will continue to be your partner everyday. This would be a great for both of our customers, we are so glad about this partnership!"

Digital Advantage Corp COO Kevin Hartigan Go says "We're helping the travel and retail sectors especially at a very crucial moment in the PH economy. It would be good to see how customers would be able to fly with their SMAC points when they shop at SM shops and brands nationwide."

This is part of Philippine Airlines' celebrations on their 81st Anniversary. It's a way to thank their most loyal members as they plan to further pursue more lifestyle partnerships for the benefit of their 5 Million customer base. SMAC on the other hand takes this to thank their 6 Million members, finding more ways to reward them every time they use the SMAC Card. 

Congratulations to PAL and SMAC, with this, people are certainly going places!


WORLD GIN DAY Celebrations Kicked Off by GSMI

Thirsty? Me too, and I really dread not going to this event by Ginebra San Miguel Inc. a few nights ago in Makati City. It's World Gin Day and what better way to celebrate it in the Philippines but by dishing out finely crafted drinks, designed, localized with products from GSMI. With some of the best bartenders in the country, they made different drinks for the media to try. Fret not people, because just like the ones experience by these people, you too would get the chance to do the pub crawls in your own area.

There will be Gin Bar Crawls in Baguio via Cowboy Town, One Piece Bar, Moeging, Yankees, and Tavern Rose. In Rizal and Marikina, there's Upper Level, Hippers Antipolo, Hippers Marikina, Barkada Treats, Padi's Point too. In Naga City, there's gonna be one in Bora Hut, Hive and Seek, El Gabino's, Momotz, and in Gabi's Diner. If you're in Cebu, don't be sad because you can enjoy drinks in Southscape, Kwikspar 1 and 2, Werpa, and Plaza ni George. For those who are down south in Davao, there's one in Base Camp, Chick and Chill, Whatever, Dox and Emok's. This will all happen on June 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 from 6PM to 12MN, so time to set that long awaited session with the whole gang right?

Ginebra also flexed their new products like 1834 Premium Distilled Gin, GSM Blue Cosmopolitan, the new sized GSM Hari (a liter of your original Ginebra San Miguel). GSMI Marketing Manager Ron Molina says "We hope there would be more Filipinos that will have greater appreciation for gin drinking, we're glad to host more World Gin Day activities for them to feature more of our world class drinks!"

Congratulations Ginebra San Miguel Inc.! You're welcome anytime in my bar.