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Sezairi dominates streaming charts in Asia with global hit “It’s You”

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After going viral on TikTok and subsequently charting on Spotify Global Viral 50 Chart where it peaked at No. 17, Singapore-based singer-songwriter Sezairi is currently on the rise with the recent success of his single “ It’s You .” A rousing ballad that showcases the journey of putting one’s fears to rest when it comes to loving someone, “It’s You” is part of Sezairi’s recently released EP, Undertones . “I had a lot of things in mind when writing this song but I guess the underlying theme is love,” the chart-topping artist opens up about the inspiration behind the track. “It’s like going on this crazy journey just searching for ‘the one’ and then having a sudden realization, and disbelief even, that you already know who you were looking for and that they were always there and will always be there for you no matter what. It’s also a sort of ode, a thank you to that special someone in your life.” The song is steadily climbing on Spotify Philippines’ Top 100 charts, ranking at No.

ANI 41: Lakbay Online Book Discussion This June 5

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JOIN the Pinoy Readers Toastmasters Club in the online book discussion of Ani 41: Lakbay on June 5, 3pm, via Zoom. A speech club and a book club in one, Pinoy Readers Toastmasters Club was chartered as a club by Toastmasters International on March 29, 2021. Aside from their desire to improve their communication and leadership skills, the 28 members of the club are all passionate lovers of literary works, especially those written by Filipino authors. The Ani 41 book discussion will be moderated by Beverly Siy, club treasurer and head of the CCP Intertextual Division. Edited by award-winning writer and editor Herminio S. Beltran, Jr., with Mia P. Tijam as the special section editor, the latest edition of Ani, the official literary journal of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), features multilingual Philippine literary works on travel. It contains 146 literary works in various literary genres, selected from over thousands of submissions from different parts of the coun

BTS Fans Army Spread their Love for ‘Butter’ with 300 Million Tweets around the world

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BTS fans 'ARMY' are loving BTS' new single, 'Butter', and are showing their passion on Twitter, where fans Tweeted about 'Butter' over 31 million times worldwide on launch day, and more than 300 million Tweets in a month leading up to the single's release. 'Butter' was released on May 21st at midnight ET, followed by a world premiere performance on May 23rd at 8pm ET at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs). Prior to the release of 'Butter', Twitter launched special emojis for BTS's fans around the world to share their excitement for the single's launch. Each emoji could be added to Tweets using the hashtags  #BTS_Butter  with Butter logo, as well as  #BTS ,  # 방탄소년단  and  #BTSARMY  with BTS and ARMY's yellow logo. Twitter also surprised ARMY by releasing two new hashtags  #SmoothLikeButter , with a melting butter image reflecting the lyrics, and  #Got_ARMY_Behind_Us , to show BTS's love towards ARMY, following the sin

SB19 honors their parents through rousing ballad “MAPA”

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  Fresh from scoring a 2021 Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Social Artist along with some of the world’s most celebrated pop acts, SB19 continues to push the envelope with the release of their new song “ MAPA ” under Sony Music. In a complete 180-degree turn from the colossal banger that introduced the upcoming album era, “MAPA” takes the form of a rousing ballad that captures SB19 at their most emotionally expressive element. It’s hellbent on returning home with a heartwarming tribute to every parent out there, who has brought direction to our lives every time we feel lost and in need of a north star. The title, which is a Filipino term that translates to “map” in English, is a portmanteau of “mama” and “papa.” Combining both words, Pablo penned the track to “inspire people to be appreciative of everything that our parents did for us and to give back.” The multi-talented member of the acclaimed pop group also explained the inspiration behind the song’s title. “It impl

dia maté teams up with IV of Spades’ Blaster Silonga on new single “Dream”

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Promising newcomer dia maté dials down the R&B melodrama for a luscious summertime tune that is built around laid-back melodies, indie-pop influences, and tropical-sounding rhythms. Written by mate herself and produced by IV of Spades’ Blaster Silonga, “Dream” explores the hesitation of commitment and moving forward despite falling in love with someone. According to the 19-year-old artist, the song was inspired by how people sometimes close themselves off subconsciously to protect their heart from the trauma induced by past relationships. “That’s what ultimately holds us back: the fear of being let down again,” the young singer-songwriter says. “ Dream essentially describes wanting to wake up from the past, to pretend it was only a dream.” Upbeat melancholia dia maté originally penned and produced the demo for “Dream” on guitar, but the rising pop/R&B star eventually wanted to revamp the track with a more upbeat and energetic vibe to complement the melancholic appeal of

PLDT Enterprise empowers an ICT revolution

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PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of the largest integrated telecommunications company in the Philippines, urges the business sector to revolutionize their organizations by undergoing digital transformation - through the help of its ICT services - in order to stay ahead of the competition and achieve differentiation. In its latest brand campaign “Revolution”, PLDT Enterprise underscores the importance of revolutionary change in business wherein organizations reshape and realign the strategic goals to transform their products and services for customers. PLDT Enterprise, to this end, offers ICT solutions powered by ePLDT that can greatly improve operational efficiency and enhance business resiliency—enabling them to successfully transform and revolutionize their operations. Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Group says, “We at PLDT Enterprise aim to empower businesses to revolutionize their strategies to yield an impactful c

URC’s Thai Subsidiary feted for efforts to cut waste, protect the environment

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Universal Robina Corporation (URC) Thailand’s General Manager Tanant Suwanraks Filipino-owned Universal Robina Corporation (URC) received three prestigious sustainability awards for its efficient waste management process at its production plants in Thailand. URC Thailand was given the 3Rs, 3Rs+, and Zero Waste Achievement Awards by Thailand’s Department of Industrial Works, Ministry of Industry, for its efforts to cut yearly wastes and costs at its factories. These efforts have proven effective at conserving natural resources, landfill space and energy, the company said. “This recognition confirms that we are on the right path towards meeting our corporate social responsibility to protect the environment by reducing wastes coming from our factories through recycling and other methods that maximize use of raw materials,” said URC Thailand General Manager Tanant Suwanraks . The 3Rs, 3Rs+, and Zero Waste Achievement Awards recognize companies that use efficient waste management sy