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Ben&Ben to light up Manila skyline with first drone show

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Ben&Ben are set to make the impossible possible by headlining The Inevitable Drone Show—the first of its kind to feature a music performance with drone lights show illuminating the Manila skyline in synchronized fashion. Presented by SMART 5G, the eco-friendly and innovative show will surely grab headlines as Rizal Park and its nearby areas will get to experience the modern lights show LIVE on February 26 (Sunday) at exactly 7pm. It will also simultaneously air on Ben&Ben’s official Facebook page. To accompany the picturesque storytelling in the sky, the award-winning Filipino collective will be performing an extended version of “Inevitable”—the acclaimed song that was used as a soundtrack and a music score for SMART 5G’s romantic sci-fi TVC featuring Korean drama superstars, Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin. For their part, Ben&Ben immediately said yes to participating in this initiative that explores the creative possibilities of aerial entertainment, easily becoming the first Fil

AIRFUNDING, Makes Christmas Memorable for Sick Children in Central Luzon through Christmas Gift-giving Project.

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Gift-giving is a tradition that will never cease to be the center of Christmas celebrations in the Philippines.  Airfunding  has chosen several hospitals in Central Luzon as their beneficiaries this year. The beneficiaries are indigent patients confined in several state hospitals and cancer-stricken children. 100 children, mostly with serious health conditions and disabilities particularly from Zambales public hospitals were treated to a day full of love and appreciation in the recent  Airfunding  Cares Christmas Gift Giving activity. Airfunding Cares  is an initiative project of the company as part of its core commitment to reach out to the less privileged sectors of society. The successful event inspired the management of  Kiheitai Inc.,  the parent company of  Airfunding  to make the event a yearly tradition. Airfunding  Cares is committed to raising $ 10,000 to help more people in the Philippines especially the Cagayan and Tuguegarao province who suffered the most because of

Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan Advances Trans Fat Elimination in the Philippines

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Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan joins the growing number of legislative champions for trans fat elimination in the Philippines as he filed Senate Bill No. 1954 “An Act to Protect Filipinos From the Harmful Effects of Trans Fatty Acids” on December 15, 2020. Sen. Pangilinan, a member of the Committee on Health and Demography, filed the Trans Fat Free Bill which aims to address the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases in the Philippines by eliminating industrially-produced trans fatty acids (iTFA) from the food supply.  High intake of iTFA causes coronary heart diseases (CHD), a leading cause of death worldwide, and known comorbidity of COVID-19. In line with the mandate of the Universal Health Care law to provide cost-effective and preventive health services to the population, the Trans Fat Free Philippines Bill will regulate the production and distribution of iTFA, thereby reducing the health risks of TFA intake to the public. An advocate for the full implementation of univer

SM City Puerto Princesa donates Christmas Packs to boatmen, IPs

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As an early Christmas treat, SM City Puerto Princesa distributes 780 Christmas packs—each containing 5kg of rice and food essentials—to tourism boatmen and members of the indigenous peoples whose main livelihoods were lost due to economic disruptions caused by COVID-19. Honda Bay Boatmen Association, Inc. (HOBBAI) members and boatmen in the Puerto Princesa Underground River, a total of 412 recipients received their Christmas packs from SM City Puerto Princesa on December 17, 2020. Also, 368 Members of different IP communities are expected to receive their Christmas packs on Dec. 18, 2020. SM Supermalls continue to implement its programs that support the community despite the challenges brought by the pandemic as a testament of its commitment to community development. Through Operation Tulong Express (OPTE), a social good program of SM Foundation in collaboration with SM Supermalls and SM Markets, SM already provided various relief initiatives since the start of community quarantines i

Manuel V Pangilinan hailed as Sports Tourism Personality of the Year

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Manuel V. Pangilinan’s moniker as MVP was made all the more accurate during the 4 th  Philippine Sports Tourism Awards after being recognized as the private sector’s Sports Tourism Personality of the Year for 2019. The award cited MVP’s immense contributions to the sports tourism sector in the country. After serving as the first-ever president of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, Pangilinan went on to found the MVP Sports Foundation which provided a good cross section of sports with the proper funding and training to produce world-class athletes.   Under his leadership, the country’s largest integrated telco PLDT and its wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) were also able to deploy fixed and wireless networks in New Clark City as part of preparations for the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Aside from rolling out fiber infrastructure and cell sites, Smart also augmented its capacity and coverage in key areas around the NCC in anticipation of the

Singapore’s Rele establishes strategic partnership with Australia’s Maven Agency

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RELE is excited to announce its strategic partnership with Maven Agency, one of Australia’s leading artist management company.  Founded in 2014 by Ken Outch & Brendan Burwood, Maven is the management agency of top Australian stars Jessica Mauboy, Dami Im, Adam Brand and Travis Collins. Under this partnership, RELE will represent, grow and bring success to Maven’s artists in South-East Asia, Greater China, Korea and Japan.  One of the key artists that the RELE team is excited for, singing and acting sensation,  Jessica Mauboy . The Australia’s national darling has not only amassed over 159 million streams to date but has also previously worked with big leagues such as Beyonce, Chris Brown and Ricky Martin, to name a few.  The four-time ARIA accredited Platinum singer-songwriter is set to embark on her new music in 2021 with her recent signing with Warner Music Australia. Additionally, Jessica will be making her coaching debut on the popular international reality television ser

CCP Simbang Gabi Goes Digital; To Stream Dawn Masses From The Regions And... From Rome!

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IN the last 15 years, it has been a tradition at the Cultural Center of the Philippines to hold Simbang Gabi when the Christmas season comes.   For the Center, holding the novena (nine) masses is no ordinary program; but, a special event that needs careful and meticulous planning. In partnership with the Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Pasay City and several business establishments around the CCP Complex, the dawn masses held at the CCP Main Ramp gathers a daily audience averaging close to a thousand mass-goers, while the Misa de Aguinaldo (Christmas Eve Mass) at the Main Theater draws a full-theater capacity, which spills over to the Main Theater Lobby. The CCP Christmas Eve Mass is traditionally led by performances from the resident companies such as Tanghalang Pilipino Actors’ Company, the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, and the Philippine Madrigal Singers, and participation of various performers including a 100-Voice Chorale, among others with no less than the Philippine Philharmon

Ben&Ben music video of KathNiel-starrer “Sa Susunod na Habang Buhay”

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  Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla stars as a romantic couple stuck in a time loop in the new music video for Ben&Ben’s “ Sa Susunod na Habang Buhay .” Helmed by the band’s resident director Jorel Lising and written by Gaya Sa Pelikula creator Juan Miguel Severo, the song’s visual narrative explores the complicated relationship dynamics of two lovers who have lost and found each other in a fated cycle of events. Complicated love in a time loop Severo reveals that “Sa Susunod na Habang Buhay,” a song that deals with the “possibility of another life to succeed in love,” complements the KathNiel starrer that he has in mind. Having written Hintayan ng Langit, an evocative piece that examines eternal romance in the afterlife, Severo decided to do away with another reincarnation story for his interpretation of the material. “Then it hit me, what about a couple stuck in a time loop?”, the prolific writer points out. “What if every time one dies, they go back to their first date

AIRFUNDING, donates care packs to typhoon Rolly's hard-hit areas in Cagsawa, Albay in the Philippines.

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Airfunding, a global donation-based crowdfunding platform launched its Airfunding CARES campaign in the Philippines. As the Philippines is currently battling the after-effects of the destructive typhoons Rolly and Ulysses  Airfunding , a global donation-based crowdfunding platform recently launched its company-sponsored charity drive named Airfunding Cares, to help people affected by natural calamities and the global pandemic crisis. A recent relief effort was sent to Cagsawa, Daraga, Albay in the Philippines to help families hard hit by typhoon Rolly.  Airfunding  sent "Care Packs" to more than 100 families and distributed bread among young children in the streets leading to the area .    "These typhoons are devastatingly destructive, and our hearts goes out to millions of affected. Although our effort may not be enough, we are trying our best effort to bring in more help through donations from our millions of supporters across the globe" Airfunding  Cares is

Barbie Almalbis honors animal rights advocate on new single “An AsPin’s Song”

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Ahead of her highly anticipated full-length album to be released next year, Filipina singer-songwriter Barbie Almalbis has officially dropped a heartfelt tribute to her grandaunt Nita Hontiveros-Lichauco, or Tata, as she is fondly referred to. Entitled “ An AsPin’s Song ,” the track assumes the role of a beloved indigenous mixed-breed dog in the Philippines, which has nothing but utmost love and appreciation for the late animal rights supporter and activist. Having served The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) for the entirety of her life, Tata was instrumental in empowering people for countless volunteer opportunities that involved rescue, protection and sheltering of strayed and abused animals. Barbie recalls, “Tata was a gifted musician and a champion for animals. She was the President of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society, which she reorganized in 1986, after having been one of its youngest volunteers in the ’50s. I had always wanted to write the song she requested, bu

Miley Cyrus drops retro-inspired album, Plastic Hearts

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After peaking at No.1 on iTunes Philippines with her first single “Midnight Sky” and revamping the ‘80s discotheque with her Dua Lipa-assisted jam “Prisoner,” pop trailblazer Miley Cyrus makes an explosive return with the release of her highly anticipated new album, Plastic Hearts , out now via RCA Records. Miley’s seventh studio album features collaborations with Billy Idol, Joan Jett and Dua Lipa. In a handwritten letter about the new album, Miley recalls that she began writing the album over two years ago. “Thought I had it all figured out,” she wrote. “Not just the record—its songs/sounds but my whole fucking life. No one checks an ego like life itself. Just when I thought the body of work was finished it was all erased, including most of the music’s relevance because everything had changed.” Built around retro-inspired bangers and thumping stadium anthems, Miley’s new sound gives listeners a renewed sense of appreciation for music made in the ‘70s and ‘80s, as seen in her cove

PLDT Enterprise augments JPA Freight Logistics operations with connectivity boost

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The country's largest integrated telecommunications company PLDT, through its business unit PLDT Enterprise, and JPA Freight Logistics, Inc.'s (JPAFLI) recently signed a partnership that will help boost the latter's business operations expansion through fast and reliable enterprise-grade connectivity. Through the partnership, PLDT will connect JPAFLI with iGate, or Dedicated Internet Access service, which will help them further build their operations and service their customers better. This enterprise-grade solution provides businesses with guaranteed bandwidth, reliable and managed internet connectivity suitable for running bandwidth-intensive applications, hosting rich-media content, and utilizing mission-critical communications. Since 2009, PLDT has been a partner of JPAFLI and remains committed to deliver a wide array of solutions that enable business owners to adapt to evolving technological needs. According to Mitch Locsin, PLDT VP & Enterprise Group Head says th