Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Whitney Houston Show 2016: Coming to Manila this August 27.

The astounding tribute show taking the world by storm! A fun and heart-felt concert dedicated to the incomparable Whitney Houston. The Greatest Love Of All: The Whitney Houston Show celebrates the magnificent catalogue of hits that Houston made famous during her 30 year career. The 2 ½ hour concert and stage show includes hits such as 'How Will I Know', 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody', 'Where Do Broken Hearts Go', 'Didn't We Almost Have It All', 'I'm Every Woman', 'One Moment In Time', 'I Have Nothing' and of course, 'I Will Always Love You' and many more.

Starring the breathtaking voice of Belinda Davids live in concert featuring the full production show from the US. Direct from sell out shows across Europe, plus a full band, dancers and theatrical effects, this show is not just a brilliant tribute but a spectacular concert experience in its own right and should not be missed! Belinda Davids was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and began performing professionally at the age of 14. She has never had vocal training and is blessed with a 4 octave vocal range, and hence the ability to sing any genre. It’s under the direction by Showtime Management Creative Director John Van Grinsven Snr. and joined on tour by the production team responsible for the worldwide hit tribute show Michael Jackson HIStory.

In the wake of Whitney Houston's tragic passing in 2012, her timeless music and awe-inspiring voice have received renewed appreciation from her legion of long-time fans and garnered a new generation of admirers who appreciate Whitney's unique voice, undeniable talent and pervasive charm as a welcome contrast to the artists prevalent in today's contemporary music.

In preparation for such an anticipated show, and in respect for Houston's legacy, Showtime Management dedicated over 12 months to perfecting this production and finding the right star. After conducting over 15,000 auditions in 12 countries, accomplished South African vocalist BELINDA DAVIDS was selected to pay reverence to Houston with her carefully crafted renditions.

Don’t miss this critically acclaimed once in a lifetime live show of a tribute to a woman who has long been an icon of pop music and vocal ability, The Greatest Love Of All – The Whitney Houston Show Tour 2016 on Friday, August 26th, 8PM at the IEC Pavillon, Cebu City and on Saturday, August 27th at the PICC Plenary Hall, Pasay City, Manila.

Presented by DMC Philippines, in cooperation with Gotesco Group Of Companies, and Gruppo Group Of Companies. This event is also brought to you by Hotel Jen, the official residence and Novu hair. Special thanks to our media partners: NET 25, Eagle Broadcasting, RMN, 558 DZXL, 774 DWWW, Radyo Agila,  90.7 Love Radio, 95.5 Pinas FM, 96.3 Easy Rock, 97.9 Home Radio, 101.1 YES FM, 107.5 Wish FM, Business Mirror, Peoples Tonight, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, and  When In Manila. Tickets are now available at SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com) and Ticket World (www.ticketworld.com.ph) outlets. (PR)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Meet 2016 Determine Candidates of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2016.

On its 48th year, the beauty promoting Tourism is now geared to have a new Queens from 30 candidates representing different Provinces, Cities and even Filipino community abroad. This year’s lineup of candidates mostly are regional winners, and all are passionate and determine to have a crown put on their head.

Come July 30, this ladies will vie for Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific, MP-Tourism International and MP-Overseas Communities, prizes are yet to be disclosed to the public on the coronation night. Mutya is also in partner with Viva Entertainment Company where in the main title (Asia Pacific) will be automatically be a contract talent by Viva.

Past winners of Mutya who made names in showbiz are the late Rio Diaz, Michelle Aldana, Mutya Crisostomo, Maricel Morales and many more.
MPI President Jacqueline Tan.
Jacqueline Tan, Mutya ng Pilipinas Inc President inform us during the Press Presentation recently at Hotel 101, that this year’s pageant is really bigger including its production numbers for the coronation night, Swimsuit competition is being held at Sheridan Beach Resort in Puerto Princesa City this July 18 to 22, while the long gown presentation is in Hanna’s Resort in Pagudpod, Ilocos Norte on July

“Were doing the millennial theme this 2016, it’s going to be high pace, and talagang powerful and empowered women. The coronation night is going to be big, the plan for production is really something.” Tan said.

The said coronation will be held at Resort World Manila to be telecast on ABS-CBN at the morning of July 31.

Among this year’s early favorites are as follows base on our research and how they got it at the said press launching. Candidate No.28  Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan, this 21 year old is a former sportscaster in a local sports channel, she is the second runner up recently for Miss Manila. She won the Darling of the Press award during the press presentation, so far she is the most favored one in this year’s batch
Mutya # 28. Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan - Manila
Mutya 30. Ashley Nicole Singh, Central Luzon.
Mutya 26. Justin Mae San Jose, CALABARZON
Mutya 29. Renelyn Deguit, Negros Island.
Mutya 13. Mayu Murakami, Japan
Mutya 22. Rianne Charlotte Kalaw, Batangas
Representing Paranaque City is candidate no. 5. Marah Munoz, 23 year old is a charmer herself.  Mutya No.9 Joanna Marie Rabe of Zambales, 21 year old and the reigning fourth placer of Miss Manila. No.10. Michelle Thorlund of California is a stunner who loves self-defense sports. No. 12 is Marielle Cartagena of Cebu, this 21 year visayan beauty blantly shout on her introduction that she really aspire to have international pageant title.
Mutya 10. Michelle Thorlund, Californa
Mutya 5. Marah Munoz, Paranaque City
12. Marielle Cartagena, Cebu
18. Angela Yagaya, Western Visayas
17. Petche Ann Vale Mutya, Bohol
25. Mary Theresa Erna Gome, Tarlac
Other to watch out ladies is Petche Ann Vale, Candidate No. 17 from Bohol. Black beauty is No. 18 Filipina American Angela Yagaya representing Western Visayas. No. 25 is a college teacher and a banker, she is Mary Theresa Erna Gomez of Tarlac. And to complete the list of early favorite Mutya is Candidate No. 29, Renelyn Daguit of Negros Island.

Mutya Ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific is scheduled this November here in Manila, while Miss Tourism International is always held in Malaysia mostly every December.  Special thanks to Emmerson Remulla for the photos.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Japoy still wish to go back to showbiz.

He was once a sensation, from TV Commercials he did try making it in showbiz but eventually abrupt and instead go back to his first love, being a champion Taekwando belter. Japoy Lizardo is still active in the sports scene, while being married already to co-Taekwando champion Janice Lagman just last May in a wedding in Tagaytay, he still maintain the look of supposed to be an action star.

We had a chance meeting Japoy recently as the ambassador of Usana Food supplement, he discuss to us that he is still busy in sports, managing his own Japoy & Janice gym in Celebrity Plaza and as the head coach of Dela Salle Uinversity Taekwando Team, as well as St.Benilde team, he is currently busy training the Philippine Team for the Asian Games and for the Olympics.  His wife Janice is the head coach for the UP Martial Arts team.

He was managed by ABS-CBN Star Magic when he venture to showbiz, his last TV show is the SCQ Reload paired with Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo, he admit to us that he misses showbiz, he had a handful of offer to do some indie film lately but it is still in the works.

“Actually na-mi-miss ko din, miss ko ding gumawa ng mga action scenes, I still have plans to go back, tingnan natin kung may offer.” Lizardo said.

He still wish to do some action films, he dream of becoming a martial arts star of the Philippines such as Jet Lee of China, and maybe like Ong Bak series of Thailand. Japoy is even willing to train stars or any celebrity who in preparation of doing action movies.

But what he is best so far is sharing his achievements in Taekwando, training new breed of Athletes that can make our country proud, he believe that the most potential Champion we can produce is those from the province, his Gym is open to all especially coming from far flung areas in the country, who like him want to be a champion athlete in sports.

John Paul or Japoy first make noise after he won Silver Medal in Asian Taekwando Championship in 2001, and the rest follow as he waive Philippine Flag in South East Asian Games.  He was best remembered as the kicking cutie boy in Chocolate Malt beverage TV Commercials, and appeared in numerous cover of teen magazines.
Mr and Mrs. Japoy and Janice Lizardo.
As of now, building a family with Janice is his priority, they are planning to have at least 4 Little Japoy and Janice.

“Naka-adjust na rin sa married life, matagal na rin kami ni Jaince although hindi kami magkasama sa isang house, marami pa kaming i-de-discover sa isa’t isa.” Japoy said in closing. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Efes Beer, now in the Philippines.

The No.1 Mediterranean beer now found a new home, this time in the land of smile, the beautiful island of the Philippines.  Originally from Turkey, EFES is also a best seller in Russia, Korea and Thailand. 
Maureen Delantar.
Silvermane Impex and Global Trading Corporation  is exclusively distributing EFES in the country reaching out as far as Boracay and Palawan, they are introducing to the Philippine Market the first one of a kind EFES Draft Beer, and EFES Pilsener. And come fourth quarter, Extra Shot with 9% Alcohol, and Extra Strong Beer all by EFES will be available in the market. 

Maureen Delantar, Silvermane Head told us, that EFES taste is so refreshing, light on belly and has very distinctive taste. 
For inquiries, you may check their official homepage at http://efes.silvermane.net/

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Resort World Manila braces for the Third Quarter Storm.

The first one stop, non-stop entertainment and leisure destination in the Philippines, Resort World Manila is already prepared for the rainy season, as they embrace Third Quarter Storm with solid three powerhouse performances that will rock Newport Performing Art Theater this starting this July.

The first concert is The Bootleg Beatles In Concert set on July 12, it is the highly publicized European act that manage to look and sings like the original Beatle band, the most famous and influential band of all time in the world. This bootleg group was formed in 1980 after being cast in the hit west end production of the Beatlemania.  Identified as the worlds first tribune band to the Fab Four, they continue to entertain and relieve the classic, that only Beatles can do.
Miss Saigon Tanya Manalang.
Following them is a perfect combination of two Filipino world class talent, its Mig Ayesa and Tanya Manalang one night concert featuring the songs of broadway or even some Filipino musicals. It called “Curtains Up” that is scheduled on July 14, with guest performances by our very own Broadway Diva Ms. Lea Salonga, along with the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra under the Baton of Maestro Rodel Colmenar. Curtains Up is conceptualized and directed by Concert Master Freddie Santos.

During their launching recently, Ayesa and Manalang stress that they are happy being given such opportunity to do shows like this, not the usual broadway or theatre performances they always have in the past, rest assured it will be a good show as promise by the two.

Half Filipino-Australian Ayesa first gain attention when he become a finalist in CBS Television show Rock Star:INXS, and since then he appeared in many theatre productions such as Rock of Ages, Burn The Floor, Thriller Live, Annie and We Will Rock You. While Manalang is a rising international Theater star having played Kim in Miss Saigon in London’s West End two years ago, currently she is part of PETA’s Rak of Aegis.

According Alo Almaden, Chief Operations Manager, Full House Theater of RWM, it is one trust of their company to bring world class act in their own venue, and there’s more to come.

“We call it 3rd Quarter storm, it’s gonna be world class entertainment one after another.” Almaden said.

Come August, another foreign act will wow the audiences of RWN by no less than the Tenors of Rock, the group of five gorgeous men start rocking the world after they make it to the finals of X-Factor UK, and since then they are touring the world. The Tenors of Rock Live in Manila happens August 12 and 13 along with the The Goldenboyz composed of RJ Durrel and Nick Florez, this two are the most in-demand directors and choreographers in the world today, they are behind the concerts of Madonna and Katy Perry recently here in Manila.

Vocal group Tenors of Rock has a wide ranging repertoire that covers mostly rock anthems to the likes of iconic Led Zepellin, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, AC/DC and many more. During their short sample during the event, they really wow the audiences and melt the hearts of many.
The Tenors Of Rock.
Almaden defend to us the move of RWM in hiring foreign acts for their shows, “We want Filipino audience to experience the glamous and glitz of Las Vegas, Hongkong, Macau, Montecarlo, Japan, all the productive elements you see there, I want the Filipino to experience that, of course in the hope that we learn from them in the long run. We also do this and we have to do it on our own using our own talents. Almaden said in closing.

Tickets for Curtains Up, The Bootleg Beatles and Tenors of Rock are all now available at the RWM Box Office. RWM is located across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in Pasay City. 

Yes, I Love my Job. 5 Tips of staying power in work.

From Turnpoint.
THERE Are many things has been said about working in BPO (Business Processing and Outsourcing)  Industry or popularly known as the Call Center job, but still it is the largest work force in the country today, and considered as one of the leading factors in continuous economic growth of the Philippines.

But the question still arise, is it a forever job for many? Do people stay longer in this kind of field with all the factors of working night shift plus the toxic kind of work? Being in this industry for more than seven years, I list down some practical tips for you to say I love my job in BPO, and guides in finding the right one.

1.SALARY-Of course it is given, everyone want a high paying job, and many find that satisfaction in working in BPO, either voice or non voice most BPO company offer beyond the minimum wage required salary, especially if you have enough experiences, your value increases from one company to another. This also includes those who work in day shift. But the twist to that right now is, most of those high paying jobs you will get comes a very demanding and yes, toxic work load. Some friends I ask who serve in BPO in more than 10 years, chooses those next to the top job, they prefer not to have more responsibility or higher positions so they can enjoy the work and have more time to spend in their families or in travelling.

2. HUMANITARIAN EMPLOYERS. This is valuable to all, in saying I Love My Job should come with I Love My Boss thing, in BPO there are open rules that you should be educated before accepting the job, like you have to set your mind that spending local holidays is a work day for you, tardiness is define and many ways, filing of leaves is to be scheduled as early as possible so your Team can adjust with your absence, and unforeseen events or emergency absent should be avoided at all cost. But having a very understanding employers that starts with your immediate supervisors or Team Leaders is a good come on, it help boost your moral to perform well.

3. PERKS AND BENEFITS. Most people I know who enjoy working in BPO has this kind of reason, rewards in most companies is a common practice, from having a perfect attendance up to performance rating have a counterpart awards, it could be a travel showcase, Gift Certificates, mugs and jackets and even free movie passes is just a common giveaways. All you have to do is perform better and it will bear a fruit automatically that you will shout at the top of your lungs, I Love My Job.

4. PEERS. The environment and the people you will see five times a week is definitely will make you stay longer in any job, once you are okay with your colleagues  that start in office develop into friendship and sometimes ends as a family, is something you will look forward in seeing everyday every time you log in to work.

From Happinessweekly,org
5. THE JOB ITSELF. Aside from loving your salary, the benefits and your office mates, you should love the work as it is, in BPO most jobs are in repetitions basis that you will do over and over again, it could level up most of the times but it still it’s just the same work, but once you embrace it wholeheartedly it becomes non issue of routines, rather a task that become a goal to do better in everyday life. Loving the job and the company should start in Day one of work up to the next position you are aiming, will make you not to used the word burn out that in most cases ends in submitting a resignation.  You should be aware also of your career path so you can change from work load to another, in many BPO offer this kind of levelling in valuing their employees to ease the stress and repetitive shift. BPO companies now a days understand that kind of needs and will help you say as a motivation, yes, I Love My Job.

Thinking of working in BPO, click here http://bpocareerhub.com/247customerphilippines-jobs
to know more and get that power of staying longer in work. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

5 Reasons why you need to watch Katips.

Philippine Stagers Foundation is now all set to showcase their latest offering for the 15th Season, it is the revolutionary born story “Katips” Ang Mga Bagong Katipunero.” That features unpublished accounts and struggles of Filipino youth leaders under the Martial Law regime of Marcos era.

As colorful as the 70’s period, Katips will provide audience the taste, the feeling, and the true situations leaving under the Military rule, it will feature the need to fight back against oppression and the underlying truth behind the said Proclamation. Obviously it sound so heavy in heart, but believe me, the plot is refreshing with comedy acts to watch out for. Fresh from the rushes of their rehearsal at their own Balic-Balic Studio, we give you five reasons why this matter and need to be watch by the so called hope of the fatherland.

1. Music is Awesome. I literally fall in love with the songs for this musical, I even encourage Vince Tanada, the Director to come out a Soundtrack for this play that they can sell after each show, and will serve as the souvenirs. Pipo Cefra really did a good job with all the arrangements, lyrics and even the tunes are all new. Sa Gitna ng gulo and Manhid are two great songs you have to watch out for.
2. Hail to the Live Band- For the first time if I’m not mistaken, this Musical by the Stagers will have a live band performing for the entire run, Wow, this is something to look forward that could leave us breathless with no room for errors in playing.

3. 11 New Casts. As always, Stagers continue the legacy of discovering new talents that mostly products of their annual summer workshops, this year’s newbies are well crafted enough and ready to face the music. Some notable faces that we have to look for are Daniel Joseph Cruz, Jericho Ponce (Brother of Actor Jerome Ponce, a former stagers too) and Ren Delen. Katips has a total of 34 ensemble members.

4. Returning Favorites Stagers. Once a stagers, always a stagers, this season of PSF will have their alumna back from where they started, to the likes of Kevin Posadas and Kerwin Larena, they are always a favorite, and no doubt they have a charm to complete the needed ingredients for Katips.

5. Not a info Overload. Even though a hard and heavy material, Katips is still fresh and easy to absorb with, the story-line is not that bloody compare to their past productions, and not that overloaded of historical accounts, data's, facts even characters are easy to relate with.

So let the ball roll, Goodluck to PSF for this year’s Katips and hopefully surpassed all records of their past shows. Katips will be shown from July 2016 up to March 2016. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Enrique Gil and Mom endorse Ajinomoto’s Pork Savor.

Mom and Son Enrique Gil and Bambi Gil.
The All In One Pork Savor of Ajinomoto, has a new face thru Actor Enrique Gil and his mom Ms. Bambi Gil, they are the latest mother and son tandem who are hitting the TV Screen cooking and eating using the flavourful all in one seasoning.

Pork Savor was introduce to the market barely two years ago, and they were caught with Gil’s image that it embodies the whole package of its product, along with his mom who definitely love’s cooking.
Enrique Gil.
“It was good especially kasama ko mom ko, to be working with Ajinomoto Pork Savor, they are here hundred years na, matagal na, it is heartwarming.” Gil told us.

Gil with Mom Bambi was introduced to us in a cooking demo launching along with known Cooking Master Nancy Reyes-Lumen. Last July 2 at Center for Culinary Arts in Quezon City.  

Ajinomoto’s Category Manager Daryl Magno explain to us that Pork Savor is Cholesterol Free, this line of seasoning was processed using only pure Pork Meat and bones, fats not included to rest assured there is no Cholesterol.

“Pork Savor is an All In One Seasoning, lahat na nandun, but the uniqueness is at his distinct and balance taste of Pork Savory profile, but it’s not too strong, not over empowering, not overwhelming in terms of the palate, so it has the balance taste na nag-add ng meaty savory taste sa dishes.” Magno said.
Nancy Reyes-Lumen watch Ms.Bambi cook.

It is available in the market with a very affordable price, its small pack only cost P2.00 and with different sizes that can suits mass and home cooking.

“its something extra na you don’t have to search when you make it in the house, para sa akin its certain flavour na important for a good food.” Gil added.

The said launching was also presented with the latest TVC of Ajinomot Pork Savor, with the newest Mother and Son tandem on screen, Enrique and Ms.Bambi. 

Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation is an affiliate of Tokyo based Ajinomoto Co, Inc that was established in 1958. Ajinomoto live to its promise to provide consumers products that will always give delicious taste, to healthy and nutritious meals. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

USANA introduce new product and Batch 3 of Team USANA Pilipinas.

Team USANA Pilipinas. 
With their goal of making lives a healthier one, leading dietary food supplement USANA Health Sciences Philippines recently launch their new ambassadors, and a new line of product that help boost immune system.

The team USANA Pilipinas are mostly composed of champion athletes that making waves in making the country proud, they are Abe Avena (Golf), Alyssa Valdez (Volleyball), Gaby Dela Merced (Motor Sports), Japoy Lizardo (Taekwando), Tin Patriminio (Tenns), Janice Lagman-Lizardo (PoomSae)PJ Tierro (Tennis), Bing Amit (Billiards), Sid Isidro (Rowing), Chieffy Caligdong (Football), Misagh Bahadoran (Football), Biboy Rivera (Bowling), Michelle Cojuangco-Barrera (Equestrian), PJ Simon (Basketball), Rachel Anne Daquis (Volleyball), Marian Capadocia (Tennis), Gab Moreno (Archery), LA Tenorio (Basketball),  Marella Salamat (Cycling), Jessey De Leon(Volleyball), Tes Bitbit (Cycling), Simon Greatwich (Football), and brothers Jc Intal (Basketball) and Rex Intal (Volleyball).
 
USANA Regional Manager for the Philippines and Indonesia Aurora Gaston.
USANA Regional General Manager Aurora Claudia Gaston explain to us that, Team Pilipinas are not only for athletes, it is for everyone of all ages even for Kids they have products that suit them, the new batch of ambassadors also include three notable personalities.

“Our new ambassadors have Patty Betita, a beauty Queen and a cancer survivor, she is using our product for the last 5 years, Jonathan Yabut, the Southeast Asia winner for The Apprentice, a motivational speaker, he is also a health advocate, and Francis Kong, he is a very well known motivational speaker, he is a lifestyle person, he is very much into health, so he’s been a USANA user for 5 years.” Gaston explain.

The new product that strengthens one’s immune system is USANA Proglucamune, it is carefully and scientifically develop packed with four immune boosting ingredients, namely Shitake Mushroom, Reishi Mushroom, Baker’s Yeast and Zinc.


USANA is into multi level marketing, they have a lot of different line of products mostly food supplements that all answer health issues, even for weaker bones they have a line for that.

“We start in the Philippines 8 years ago around 2007, we are Number 1 in the multi level food supplement, for anybody who want good health and want to be part of our USANA Family, you want to buy our products or be a business partner, just visit our page.” Gaston said in closing.

Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences is a US Based nutritional company, makers of high quality supplements, personal care and healthy food products.

Learn more about USANA, visit www.usana.com or the official USANA blog http:/whatsupusana.com .