The Iconic MOJOS Return at SHAKEY'S!

Thursday, February 02, 2023


If you're missing the iconic MOJOS from Shakey's, I bare good news for you.

The iconic golden, crispy fried slices of potato dipped in special breading and spices is back in all branches of Shakey's in the Philippines. January must have been so hard for patrons of Shakey's as the supply for the spuds were hampered globally. For sure, just like me, you were really heartbroken. We all had ourselves try out MOJO flavored fries for a while and now, Shakey's just announced its comeback!

Starting February 2, you can get your favorite Mojos for your dine-in, take-out and delivery orders so you can get them fresh and hot today!

You can now order Mojo's and Dip, Basket of Mojos, Mojos Supreme and Chicken n Mojos for the whole family. If you want to follow updates about the release, go check their social channels @shakeysph or Shakey's Philippines on their Facebook page.


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Stay Bug Free and Happy at Tacoma City

Wednesday, February 01, 2023


It's quite nippy at this time of the year in Tacoma, WA. The place is quite conducive to young adults as it's very near prestigious colleges and universities. Aside from that, it's got tons of gorgeous mountain views and fairly competitive on rent and real estate. The communities are quite nice especially near the University of Washington Tacoma, the community college, Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University area. Living conditions are apt for studying, work or starting off a family.

Though be warned that not all homes start out pristine and Tacoma does have it fair share of pests. Since it is in a relatively mountainous region, some ants, spiders, rodents, stinging insects, termites and mosquitoes are a common occurrence. Aside from that, house pets and animals carry mites, whilst food scraps attract roaches and mice. This is where you need to get pest control in Tacoma WA. Whether you are in a secluded area or the busy part of town, getting professionals to do the job is certainly going to get you peace of mind because they have experience. Much like the guys over at Bulwark who have been in the business since the late 90's. They are very familiar with the city and the different infestations that have bothered its inhabitants. They made sure to prioritize safety in your homes, schools, dorms and businesses.

Living in Tacoma also has its perks. Every day, there’s an opportunity to see artisans work on their lovely glass art that's quite known around the world. It's a hodgepodge of the classics and new. It's a place to also shop and dine. It's got lots of historic spots, outdoor activities, blog worthy food spots and nightlife that could rival any big town or city. You don't even have to choose between rural and urban communities because it's all here.

It certainly does not feel safe to have pests at home. It can cause health issues and trigger allergic reactions, breathing problems and even mental trauma. Eliminating pests is one thing, but preventing them from entering your home is another. Mice and other rodents actually are also scary. Imagine the amount of diseases and parasites they carry like ticks, fleas that live off its hosts. Because of the cold weather in Tacoma, it becomes conducive for them to live supplied with food, moisture and dwelling. It can also contaminate food at home and cause insurmountable damage to property especially when parts of your home is made of wood. Good news is, there are affordable pest control services around the country. Pests can also affect the biodiversity of the forests since it can prey on small animals like birds and reptiles, become invasive and cause irreparable damage to a region. This needs to be addressed as soon as possible so as to not affect your home, your community, public health overall and food supply. 
 
This is why everyone needs to have their home checked. When you see one or its effects on your home’s structure, outdoor space or your actual walls, the time to act is now. Aside from that, you need to also see if they use products that are safe. Once they rid you of the pests, the next course of action is to make sure the stuff they use won’t affect your health. There are new technologies on pest control that can make this happen.

If you're already settled, make sure to take the trip to Chihuly Bridge of Glass, or the Union Station, enjoy the flora at Seymour Botanical Conservatory, or enjoy a ball game at the Cheney Stadium or Tacoma Dome. If you feel a little romantic, set your sights at the Browns Point Lighthouse or marvel at the architectural wonders of the Tacoma Armory. There are also quilt shops, historical museums, religious sites you can immerse yourself in.  You’ll have tons of things to do in the city, you just have to make sure your home is safe and pest free!



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foodpanda gets Nod at 2022 Marketing Excellence Awards



Looks like another laurel got placed in foodpanda's head as it just copped the Silver Award at the 2022 Marketing Excellence Awards. This is for their efforts on the recent campaign called #Cravingfor Emoji Engine which they ran on the Twitter platform last year. 

This was through the handy work of Entravision MediaDonuts (a partner agency) and is considered as one of three grand winners. This is under the Social Media Marketing category. foodpanda's Head of Integrated Marketing Communications Ms. Lorelei Olalia says "There are lots of food related talk on Twitter and it has helped foodpanda to reach our intended market." Entravision MediaDonuts being the ad arm of Twitter in the country provided needed awareness and engagement through their #OnlyOnTwitter format which gave foodpanda users the ability to get vouchers and see tons of partner restaurants they have on the app. This has also given them positive brand sentiments which is part of foodpanda's goal to build strong  relationships. 

Guilherme de Moura Porto the Director for growth of foodpanda Philippines thanks Entravision MediaDonuts Philippines and Marketing Interactive for the recognition and is optimistic that their partnership with Entravision MediaDonuts will bear more fruit in the coming years.

Congratulations foodpanda! This is indeed well deserved!










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WENDELL RAMOS at the Launch of WenDeli Meatshop



He's got one of the most gorgeous faces in Philippine showbiz, has got a body of a Greek god and women adore him. He's no other than noted actor and hunk Wendell Ramos. He has been industry for a long time and has cemented himself in the comedy and drama genres and hasn't lost his good looks even after Fatherhood stepped in and brought equally gorgeous kids in this world too.




It was severely hard to work during the pandemic and a lot of actors and his friends have had to approach him and ask for money in those difficult times. He didn't want to plainly just give them money, but instead an opportunity to work for it. He saw his wife dropping off meat products sourced from friends to earn a living. If there's an advantage, Wendell knew he had the network to do this on a larger scale. So in 2020, he sought the expertise of iFranchise Business Services Corporation and Commissary Kitchen. This is when WenDeli Meat House was born.

Initially he just wanted to help a few friends, but the folks at iFranchise Business Services Corporation saw a huge potential with this business model and sought to expand this business to kababayans in other countries so they too could become dealers as well.

Here's our video coverage of the event:




Krizzia Ann Loyang the President and CEO of iFranchise says "Thank you for being here this evening. Almost 3 years ago, the world stopped and with iFranchise, it was my responsibility to move forward. We have a family and businesses to sustain. We all had struggles but we just have to believe. With WenDeli Meat House, we were able to give employment and give back to communities. Being an OFW, I personally saw how Wendell supported our efforts in different countries, we knew our business had a heart and has created an impact. Through this platform, it would hone and improve the lives of our fellow Filipinos and bring our products here and around the world. We want to let them reach their dreams. We know we still have a lot of places to go to, thank you for supporting us, Wendell's family, my family and the whole iFranchise organization."

Joel Pascual of Commissary Kitchen says "Tonight is a story of resiliency, one day a man called Wendell Ramos approached us in the kitchen to develop a line of products, and the rest is history. During the pandemic, this was a gamble. Tonight we are celebrating the new direction and business model together with the iFranchise family. From our kitchen, it is now going global. We recognize opportunities and now we are acting on it."




WenDeli Meathouse products currently include Wendeli Longganisa, Wendeli Beef Tapa, Wendeli Tocino, and Wendeli Burger Patty. They also have spicy variants to cater to other peeps who want it with a little kick too. 

You can be an official Reseller for as low as Pho 98K and a country Franchisee for Php 2.8M. It's got a lot of inclusions like use of trade name, ambassador and marketing collaterals, freezers, initial products, training and support, recipes, brand and marketing support for resellers. Country Franchisees on the other hand get the same perks plus operational help, training assistance abroad, a minimal 10% royalty/partnership fee and an 8 year contract with the company. It has already changed the lives of a lot of his friends, his family and OFW's based in Dubai, Africa, Japan, Portugal and others. If you want to be part of their growth, it would be wise to do it early so get in touch with them via wendelimeathouse@gmail.com or their social channels WenDeli Meathouse on FB or @WenDeli_Meathouse on IG. He's excited to be part of your journey!



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The Need for Extra Protection Against COVID

Monday, January 30, 2023




We've been all cooped up in our homes for the last 3 years but the threat of COVID-19 still exists We are blessed to have frontliners help us during the toughest times, up until now.


Medical Director Dr. Enrico Evangelista says "While we've had so much progress in the last few months, cases are still on a rise. Hopefully this won't overwhelm our health facilities and bar super spreader events. Let's not be lax, one of the things we can do is adding Covidone TS povidine iodine throat sprays so you can protect your oral cavity." 

It's an antiseptic and can kill germs. It is also safe to be taken by kids 6 and above. It's also accessible since it is an OTC product.

If you're interested, get Covidone TS in Lazada or Shopee, leading health stores nationwide. Help our frontliners ease their jobs especially when we've got so much health concerns in the country.


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The Classics and New Stuff from GUESS

Sunday, January 29, 2023



People should take a second look at their closets and see if they need a revamp of their outfits. This 2023, a simple change in vibe is a must. May it be a pair of pants, a tee, a dress for that next event in the office, you need to have something to wear on those special dates.

You deserve to take care of yourself. It's time you take charge and showcase your new style and new clothes!


LBD's and More

There's always a go to dress for ladies when there's a sudden occasion. A little black dress might come in handy but of course, there's a ton of other things one could wear these days that doesn't necessarily scream basic. That's where the GUESS dress comes in. The new collection has some form fitting ones, some with feminine floral prints, sultry earth tones, chic cuts, something that would go with the fall winter season.

Comfy Activewear

After having fun during the weekends, hit the gym with something great. You need something that's light, breathable, can handle a little sweat while you do activities. GUESS Activewear would fit you nicely. It's being healthy and fit without compromising looks. Something that you can wear casually and switch into high gear when you need it. They've got something for men and women, and it wouldn't hurt if you dress up as a couple, I mean hey, it's almost hearts day!

To a Tee

The afternoons are getting pretty hot these days and you might want to have new GUESS Tees in the mix. Something that could keep you fresh, not so dressed up, but still heck of a lot stylish. It's also easily available at the GUESS website which makes it a lot accessible, easy to source especially if you've got a very busy schedule. Theirs is a bit special as it doesn't tear off easy. It's none of those crusty ones for cheap that doesn't last long.

Not Just Jeans

You've probably got jeans, but they might already be worn out. Updating this might be a smart move especially since GUESS Jeans would look good on you. It's tougher than usual, aesthetically pleasing to the eyes and very comfy even if you've worn them extensively. There's always a GUESS Maong that's would fit you. You can wear it in casual occasions, especially when you're outdoors. Pair it up with a shirt, long sleeves, plaid, it's not just jeans and help to make you look classy.

If you're up to it, GUESS has free alteration services from January to December 31st. You'll be given a GUESS voucher for the service every 4K worth single purchase qualifies you for it. Just look for GUESS where available. 

I bet, at the end of the day, you'll surely thank yourself for it!



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ANDREA BRILLANTES, MARKKI STROEM To Grace DIVINE DIVAS Concert

Saturday, January 28, 2023



People are extremely excited for the upcoming DIVINE DIVAS: The Ultimate Drag Experience concert that will happen on February 10, 2023 at the New Frontier Theater. The show produced by Fire and Ice Productions and Nathan Studios will headline Rupaul's Dragrace Philippines very own winner Precious Paula Nicole (who by the way is still fresh from her Dragcon UK representation of the Philippines), and equally talented RuPH-Girls Viñas Deluxe (who sings crazy) and Brigiding (a triple threat!).

It was unbelievable to see them perform during the press conference a few weeks ago and hands down, much of what I saw there was already concert worthy. Though during the interview, they promised that what they will showcase on the date will be totally different from what they've performed in bars and other events. They didn't divulge who will be their guests during that time, but we've got dibs on it today.


 


They just announced that Andrea Brillantes, Markki Stroem, Lady Morgana, Turing and The Golden Divas (from Golden Gays) will be their guests on the show. Rumors say that they will all be clad in drag so it'll be surely exciting to see how Andrea and Markki will be executing it on stage.

Aside from that, Lady Morgana is loved by all. Turing on the other hand will probably do more of her dance numbers which drag race fans around the world actually love. So if you haven't gotten tickets yet, go get them at TICKETNET online or call their number 89115555. Ticket prices range from 800 to 6500, you'll surely love the show!



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Beautéderm Opens Corporate Headquarters and Beauté Beanery in Pampanga

It must have been her great dream to to one day, cement her brand and put her business in one roof hence the new Beautéderm Corporate Headquarters in Angeles City, Pampanga. Ms. Rei Ramos Anicoche Tan and the Beautéderm team finally opened the new building (which houses several of her brands) and the newly launched Beauté Beanery (a coffee shop) in this location. It's also Beautéderm Corporation's 14th year in the business and this was the opportune time for us to see what they've done with the place. It was absolutely gorgeous from outside!

This is welcome news for the multitude of their loyal customers who have always patronized their skin, body, fragance and health booster products known for its efficacy and quality. This isn't just a business for CEO and founder Rhea Tan because it provides resellers, their distributors and franchisees something that could change their lives. The new building has been 2 years in the making and it was meant to be the main base of operations in the country.

The place was absolutely posh. They had marble and nice tiles, gold fixtures from floor to ceiling. They also had several designer trunks here and there which made it look even better. They also had the BeautéHaus which provides skin services and we were greeted by several of their people, it felt quite welcoming. Since it's also the first time we're seeing this building, they invited several artists to make the event sparkle!


Artists include singer Alynna Velasquez, character actress Ynez Veneracion, internationally awarded actress Ms. Sylvia Sanchez, the gorgeous Jane Oineza, the iconic Ms. Lorna Tolentino, international sensation Darren Espanto, premier broadcaster Korina Sanchez Roxas and the beautiful Bea Alonzo.  There were also several social media influencers in attendance and a lot of media entities from Pampanga, broadsheets, tabloids and bloggers.

Beautederm Execs, Celebrities, Ms. Rei's Mom during the launch

Darren even gave a small song number after being egged by the press

Ms. Rei and Bea Alonzo




The new Beauté Beanery on the other hand concocted several hot and cold coffee variations, also prepared hot food, cakes and pastries. It'll surely be a nice spot for remote work, dates or just usual coffee breaks if you're in the area.

Ms. Sylvia Sanchez also obliged us with an interview about how she feels about being an endorser of Beautéderm and her whole journey. We also asked he a bit about Ria Atayde's recent milestones as the newest calendar girl.

Ms. Rei was very optimistic that this will just be the first of 10 buildings she wants to put up all over the country. I've seen them grow over the years and I'm so happy that a Filipino corporation has achieved so much in such a short amount of time. She had very humble beginnings, her life story is quite inspiring and it teaches you that anything is possible if you put your mind, your heart and hard work into it.

Congratulations to the men and women who have made it possible for Beautéderm to grow where it is today!

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MARIKIT Artist Management Launch: Promising Talented Actors and MASKULADOS

Friday, January 27, 2023

Meet Jeremy Luis, Charles Angeles, Kyle Ocampo, Barbara Miguel and Angelika Santiago of Marikit Artist Management

Optimistic, promising artists went inside the Cafe Ilang-ilang Atrium in Manila Hotel a few days ago presenting themselves to the press as they launched a new agency called MARIKIT Artist Management.

As the name suggests, it's a Filipino word that means beautiful, pretty, and is easy to remember especially in the entertainment industry. Their thrust is to look, discover and manage artists that have huge potential and give them the opportunities they deserve especially in the PH movie, TV, commercial, music and social media. Aside from getting talents in Manila, they're concentrating more in provinces, especially those who are in Visayas and Mindanao.

Charles Angeles, Kyle Ocampo and Barbara Miguel

Jeremy Luis, Charles Angeles, Kyle Ocampo, Barbara Miguel and Angelika Santiago

Charles Angeles is currently a title holder in his home province, not surprised!

Angelika Santiago has an upcoming horror/suspense film, watch out for that!

Good looking boys Jeremy Luis and Charles Angeles

Yannie Tui, in charge of artist branding. She's also a very in demand stylist!

Barbara Miguel wants to do more contrabida roles

For starters, they introduced a couple of artists that have agreed to forge their careers with them. The gist of their contracts actually include no false promises, but more of the artists growing with Marikit too. This includes honing their talents via workshops and training. The agency is owned and managed by CEO Jojo Aleta and their partners (includes Ms. Melai, Ms. Yannie -who's absolutely crazy talented and in charge of branding, Sir Tristan and Sir Eboy). Mother Jojo (as everyone calls her) says "This is a special evening for us, of course these all didn't come easy. We built this company with God, perseverance, and would like to thank those who have been with us through this journey. This includes our staff who have been my family, you are here to also guide me, together to put up Marikit Artist Management. To our artists, thank you for the trust, love and support, for being with us in Marikit. We are happy to get to share this moment with you, it means so much for all of us. We welcome you to our Marikit beginning."   

She adds "I believe there are a lot of talents in other regions particularly in Visayas and Mindanao. We want to invite them to Marikit and be part of our efforts to penetrate the mainstream entertainment industry. Marikit looks at talent in other places and not just in Metro Manila. This was all done so fast, our name was coined as such because it is simple and unique. Marikit encompasses beauty from the outside, we want to showcase their character, what's on the inside. We want to represent the talented ones, the ones with equipped with skills,  that's our goal."



Artists include internationally awarded actress Barbara Miguel, former child actress Kyle Ocampo, Chinita charmer Angelika Santiago, Starstruck Alumni Jeremy Luis, and pageant king Charles Angeles. They also have on their stable the legendary MASKULADOS (Check out our TikTok video HERE as it's already 45K views) who said that they were looking for management they could trust, and Marikit Artist Management came in at the right time.

Here are excerpts of the Q&A part of the launch a few days ago:





As of now, they are concentrating on increasing their social media presence in order to make them more visible especially to netizens and have limited access to free TV. I like the variety of talents they've got at Marikit Artist Management. It's so refreshing to see how they're giving opportunities to those who are outside of Metro Manila and I can't wait for them to showcase what they can do in upcoming projects. We're under the impression that they have a lot in the pipeline and soon, you'll see these artists on future shows, concerts and just about any place artists are needed. They're still growing so you can expect a few more personalities joining them in the next few months/years.

I too am excited about what they still have up their sleeve because from what I saw during the press conference (including the several tears that rolled down their cheeks), they're destined for stardom. Make sure you follow their individual social media accounts and the official Marikit Artist Management Facebook page because they do update regularly. 

Congratulations and I hope this will be the start of something big for Marikit!





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The Male Form Issues on Stage This April

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Gold Aceron, Nil Nodalo, Jake Cuenca, and Mikoy Morales comprise the cast of D***Talk

Looks like the men will take the stage this coming April as V-Roll Media Ventures and its sister company Trifecta Band Lab does a theatrical production does a run of DIC*TALK. Directed by Phil Noble (who's done several movies and TV shows) this show will tackle mostly the male form, masculinity, manhood, and the male organ. Tickets are out now on TICKETWORLD for shows from April 15, 16, 18-21, and the 23rd.

Performers include multi awarded actor Jake Cuenca, esteemed indie actor Gold Aceron, singer and actor Mikoy Morales, theater actor Archi Adamos plus trans man Nil Nodalo who will be doing the LGBTQIA+ role on the show. Surely this will be something that will be a little uncomfortable for some to tackle, but they will anyway. The show was created by Edwin Vinarao and writers Ara Vicencio, Benj Cruz Garcia. Much of the talk will be relatable, current, funny and less preachy, this will be intereseting to see on stage.

You can liken this to the previous hit show Vag*** Monologues but of course will be talking about the opposite one. Much of which will be no holds barred, very revealing way. Make sure you get tickets at premier.ticketworld.com.ph and seats range from Php 2000-Php 3650, this will be at the RCBC Theater in Makati. Go do it!


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Garrett Bolden Releases New Album Called "CHAPTERS" Under GMA Music

 


 Fresh from his stint in Guam doing the Miss Saigon show on the island, Garett Bolden is not stopping his music journey. Right now, he's written and completed his new album called "CHAPTERS" which is under GMA Music. It's a compilation of several covers and a few original songs which he wrote specifically to personify his journey.

Garett says "Ikaw Pala is actually a Kris Lawrence song which was a hit in the early 2000's. Yes I want to have the opportunity to do TV, more theater productions. I want to explore more genres, because music preference of people change too. I want to do dance even if I have two left feet. My album title is Chapters. I would say if I were in one of those chapters, my newest single talks more about my life now. Seeing the purpose of what I'm looking for, my passion, what I love to do and share, it's what I want to pursue and want to realize, to not hold back and have a much clearer vision of what I want to do in music."

He adds "My Clash journey has been my best performance, plus the out of the country work I did for Miss Saigon. When I first heard a song by Kris Lawrence, I was a bit afraid because he has his own signature style into it. I had to put my spin and decided to perform this. Right now, I'm really happy GMA gave me the chance to write more songs and perform it, especially for the Kapuso audience."

Talking about his peers he says "Jeremiah is like a brother to me, he's going to have a concert soon. I too would want to have that experience, like a tour in different cities. That's what I want to do, to go to people and share my music. It is one of my goals this year. After Ms. Saigon, I am auditioning to several productions. I want to pursue other theater work."

For those aspiring to be great singers, Garett advises "I surround myself with great people. I don't put myself in hard situations. It helps a lot to keep the right people around you, to remind you that you can move forward."

Since The Clash Season 1, Garett is thankful that he is given the opportunities by GMA. He wants to do acting work soon and he's really ready for it. Make sure you get his album CHAPTERS available on streaming platforms worldwide. This will be released this January 27, he's also on All Out Sundays and his single is part of Bad Romeo so make sure you listen to that too.



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GCash and GRAB Partner Up for Seamless Transactions


GCash and Grab earlier just made things easier as they forge a partnership in all their services.

Renren Reyes of Gcash says "This is another milestone, it's our responsibility to partner with like minded brands to continue to reach more customers nationwide. GCash is now going to be a key cashless partner payment with GRAB. We are excited to make available in transport and food deliveries by linking the GCash wallet with your Grab accounts. This will make your everyday lives better as it is seamless and convenient."




Martha Elaine Borja the President of Grab Philippines says "Good morning, we are really excited to partner together through cashless payments, GCash can now have the payment method as a payment partner on our app. With GCash, we would be able to make it easier for more Filipinos do cashless and secure payments to thrive in a digital first economy. This is a first in the transport and digital payment sector in the country. The grab and gcash collaboration will further improve financial inclusion in the country "

This will be a direct payment option, to link your GCash just select account, payment method, enter your details and link. You can then pay directly with GCash your transport, food and delivery services. It is seamless and convenient. Things will start on February and only going to be implemented in the Philippines.




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SPARKLE's Outstanding 1st Year!

Wednesday, January 25, 2023



You've seen them all shine and sparkle this 2022 and this year, it's even gonna get bigger as fresh faces and more talented artists join SPARKLE, GMA's talent management division.

According to GMA's Senior Vice President Atty. Annette Gozon-Valdes "I hope to continue leading SPARKLE and be able to meet the demands of the post, to ultimately be of service to our stars and the network!"

Behind her is a powerful team that includes Ms. Joy Marcelo the AVP for Talent Management, Sparkle's Senior Managers Tracy Garcia, Vic del Rosario, Daryl Zamora and countless managers, handlers, producers and specialists who have been making it possible managing the careers of over 300 Sparkle artists. They have been under the one and only star builder Mr. Johnny Manahan who has always been very hands on since Artist Center's rebranding.

In 2022, Sparkle's artists Sanya Lopez headlined "First Lady", Ruru Madrid on the other hand did swashbuckling hero "Lolong", Barbie Forteza, Julie Anne San Jose and David Licauco did "Maria Clara at Ibarra", Kylie Padilla did great work on "Bolera" and the one and only Alden Richards did the "Start-up PH" show among countless hit series on the network. These men and women + artists have worked hard to make these programs successful and currently, plans to have an even better performing 2023 is brewing!

Aside from the hit shows, Sparkle artists such as Heart Evangelista, Alden Richards, Gabbi Garcia, Khalil Ramos, Julie Anne San Jose, Kyline Alcantara, Camille Prats have had the trust of different brands, both local and international surprising even their own management.

Several events showcased Sparkle's talented stars including the Thanksgiving Gala and Charity Event held mid year. They also launched some of the freshest artists and love teams through Sparkada through their music video during summer. In the latter part of the year, they also did "The Sparkle Spell" where their favorite GMA artists came clad in different costumes impressing people of different demographics, events that all garnered millions of views and reactions. During Christmas season, they gathered at the SM North Edsa SkyDome for the year ender "Sparkle Fans Day: Isang Pasasalamat" where they got to personally thank their supporters in person. Over 70 Sparkle artists entertained 1400 people during that day which included me in the audience. This kept a lot of fans and onlookers glued to TV sets across the country. 
They continued to grow their roster of talents by acquiring new talents and renewing contracts through their Signed for Stardom events. We got to take to a new generation of actors, actresses, hosts, up and coming stars and your favorites. I remember interviewing THEA TOLENTINO, LIANNE VALENTIN, LIEZEL LOPEZ, KIM PEREZ, THEA ASTLEY, DUSTIN YU, PRINCESS ALIYAH, JADE TECSON, SKYE CHUA, HALEY DIZON and MARCO MASA among others. 

Some of the artists got also immortalized at the new Sparkle Wall of Fame which will grow even more as Sparkle artists join in the coming years. Sparkle's social media accounts have also exponentially grown in recent years which includes their YouTube channel and TikTok account that have lead views and follows among entertainment accounts in the country. This is just the tip of the iceberg as they've got plans to work with different digital streaming platforms and international brands with their new world class shows bringing multi awarded actors and actresses from their roster and give them a plethora of opportunities outside the country too. While they continue to hone the talents of their artists via workshops they host, and the different shows they make on the channel, Sparkle is going to continue their successful run to make sure you get a dose of these top of the line shows, titles and concerts to audiences not just in the Philippines but elsewhere in the world!

For more information about these artists and shows, visit their website GMANetwork.com and their social channels today!


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New People, New Programs at Radyo5

Tuesday, January 24, 2023


Looks like programming will become a little different this 2023 for Radyo5 92.3FM as they launch new shows and put some of the top broadcasters in the industry on their frequency. True to their tagline of "Ito na ang totoong tunog ng Serbisyo Publiko!" much of the changes they'll be having is the addition of public service centric shows that would cater to different folks which would make sense once you hear their names.


I've been listening to Dr. Love aka Brother Jun Banaag in his previous radio station. Let's just say he starts his program in the evening up to the wee hours of the morning so you have someone to accompany you do your work. He gets the 10 to 12am slot every Friday and talks more about family life, relationships and deep faith hence his moniker Dr. Love. Aside from that, his voice is of legends and very deep which I think is really cool to hear.

Aside from him, the new show Bangon Bayan will be ON on weekdays 4 to 6am hosted by Mon Gualvez. If you miss Cheryl Cosim, she's in the late afternoon show Sagot Kita! which will be from 4 to 5pm to tackle current events and public service. Your favorite FM DJ Laila Chikador on the other hand will be hosting Good Vibes together with financial guru Stanley Chi. This will be on prime time at 6:30 to 8pm. For a bit more help for the Filipino people, there's Pinoy Konek hosted by LGBTQIA stalwart Danton Remoto which will be doing legal, OFW affairs and public service talk from 9 to 10pm.

This has been a welcome addition to the RADYO5 hit shows of Ted Failon and DJ ChaCha, the entertainment show Cristy Ferminute hosted by Cristy Fermin  and also Wanted sa Radyo with your idol Sen. Raffy Tulfo. This is just the start of the year and there's a lot to look forward to on RADYO5, make sure you follow them on their social channels as they update you with even more changes in the coming days.

Congratulations Radyo5!


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XIAOMI Price Slash on AIOT Devices Starts Today


Looks like the Year of the Rabbit rings a lot of good deals from your friends at Xiaomi. Much of the offerings are going to be 43 percent off on its original prize. Their phones, AIOT and home devices have already impressed me when I got them last year so I'm raring to have more of this this 2023. Discovering why convenience is important for much of these ain't science, it's common sense.

From January 20 to June 20, 2023
they are offering several of their products with discounts to make sure your life becomes simpler and more efficient. Check out these products if one fits your lifestyle:

Xiaomi Band 7

The Xiaomi Mi Band 7 is one of the most attractive health bands in this generation. It doesn't cost an arm and a leg. It can measure your heart rate, blood oxygen, and stress tracking and supports 120 types of exercise. The huge 1.62-inch display is lovely, can be always-on, and can be charged fast. It's also very compact and sleek, none of those annoying distracting colors. It used to be PHP 2,499 but now is sold at PHP 2,099.

Xiaomi Watch S1

If you prefer smartwatches, the Xiaomi Watch S1 is a better one. It's got a 1.43-inch AMOLED display, a long battery life, over 117 fitness modes, a dual-band GPS to track your runs and bike tracks, and a good health monitor which you can view on an app. They are also available in black stainless-steel case with same colored straps. There's also one in silver + brown straps and usually costs PHP 10,999. Since it's on sale, it costs PHP 7,999.

Xiaomi Watch S1 Active

If you prefer a different look, there's always the Xiaomi Watch S1 Active. Best for those who are seriously into sports, extreme ones and those who love outdoor activities. It's got a 1.43 inch AMOLED display, a 470mAh battery which can last for days, and is packed with a heart rate monitor and a blood oxygen sensor often needed in the pandemic. It's also got an accelerometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, atmospheric sensor, and ambient light sensor for those who need it. It used to be priced at PHP 8,999 but they reduced it to PHP 5,999 because of the sale. It's the right time to buy it.

Xiaomi Buds 3

For those who are looking for wireless earphoens, the Xiaomi Buds 3 is your best bet. It's got good noise cancellation and sound quality. If you haven't experienced HiFi sound, this would let you experience it. It also can do over 7 hours of playback on a full charge. If you bring the case, it can extend it to over 32 hours. Price is at PHP 4,999 but because of the promo, you can get it for only PHP 2,999. Ain't that a deal?

Xiaomi Buds 3T Pro

For the more audio sensitive people, the Xiaomi Buds 3T Pro earbuds is best for you. It's got well-balanced audio, capable noise cancellation and comfy fit. This would be good for those who are into watching videos or gaming as it has a more immersive feel. This costs PHP 6,999 but since it's on sale, you can get this for only PHP 3,999 because they can.


Xiaomi Truclean W10 Pro WE

For those who want a clean home, they've got the Truclean W10 Pro Wet Dry Vacuum on sale too. It's got a roller brush that can vacuum, mop and clean floors in one run. It also can do corners and edges without having problems in the back as it is cordless. You can get it today for only PHP 17,999 (used to be 27K).


Go to Xiaomi's FB page for more updates and their official stores on Shopee and Lazada!




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