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Ex Battalion endorses RRJ; Picks Ai Ai Delas Alas as their manager

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 0 Comments

The known authentic urban apparel brand, RRJ, welcomes its newest endorser, EX BATTALION -- the group behind the viral song "Hayaan Mo Sila" which music video has now 48 million views (as of writing). Love it!!!

The hip-hop group, which now being managed by Ms. Ai Ai Delas Alas, was chosen for embodying the brand’s slogan “Live your style.”

During the contract signing last March 15 at Ai Sarap Restaurant, where 6 of its members, Ms. Ai and RRJ team were present, revealed that an upcoming collaboration with RRJ featuring RRJ x ExB merchandise is slated to launch this year.

So happy to see that many Filipinos & brands are now appreciating underground artists like Ex Battalion. This country has many great talents and artists that need our support.

For more deets, you know the drill, follow @RRJPHOfficial on Twitter, /RRJFanPage on Facebook, and @RRJPH on IG. #RRJExBattalion

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'Hanggang Saan' lead star Sylvia Sanchez handang pumatay para sa mga anak na sina Ria & Arjo Atayde

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 0 Comments

Nag shine ng husto ang career ni Ms. Sylvia Sanchez nang gampanan niya ang role bilang ina sa mga hit teleseryeng "The Greatest Love" & "Hanggang Saan."

Pero anong klaseng ina nga ba si Ms. Sylvia sa tunay na buhay?

Sa aming panayam sa Kapamilya actress, inamin nito na gagawin niya ang lahat para sa kanyang anak lalo pa't kung alam niyang ang mga ito ay nasa tama. Naikwento rin niya na noong bata pa si Ria Atayde ay minsan na niyang sinugod sa Principal's office ang kaklase ng kanyang anak dahil sa pananakit nito.

Totoo ang sinabi niya na natural lang sa isang ina ang ipagtanggol ang kanyang anak lalo na't higit sa isang beses ng sinaktan ang kanyang anak.

Pero kahit malalaki na sina Ria at Arjo Atayde ay di pa siya handa maging lola at magkaroon ng apo. Naniniwala sa kanya na di pa stable sina Arjo at Ria & di pa nila kayang magtaguyod ng pamilya.

Mapapanood pa rin si Ms. Sylvia Snachez bilang Sonya sa huling 2 linggo ng "Hanggang Saan" sa Kapamilya Gold ng ABS-CBN.

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Mariah Carey to stage concert in Manila on October 26

Friday, April 6, 2018 0 Comments

The one and only, Mariah Carey, is coming back to Manila for a special one-night concert on October 26th at the Araneta Coliseum. The pop icon is set to perform her number ones and more, bringing a new and bigger tour for her Filipino fans.

Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artiste of all time with more than 200 million records sold worldwide to date and eighteen Billboard #1 singles (seventeen self-penned) including ‘Hero’, ‘Fantasy’, ‘Always Be My Baby’, ‘Honey’, ‘One Sweet Day’, ‘Without You’, ‘Touch My Body’, ‘We Belong Together’, ‘Don’t Forget About Us’ and the global smash hit Christmas single ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’, more than any solo artiste in history. With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific song writing, and producing talent, Mariah has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer, songwriter and record producer, she has been recognized with five Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award, the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artiste of the Millennium," and BMI's "Icon Award" to name a few.
‘Mariah Carey: Live in Concert’ is presented by Wilbros Live. Tickets will be on-sale beginning Friday, April 20 via or call 911-5555 for more details.

The magic of Magiteque Liquipowder: From oily to mattified face

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 0 Comments

Having an oily face makes you ugly. And yes, I have an oily face but, excuse me, I'm not ugly. It's just that oiliness is killing me.

Okay, fine! I blame myself for eating too much pork and oily foods, how can I say no to these delicious foods but I'm trying not to eat too much.

Then, the magic came. It's not the kind of magic you see in fantasy movies like "Harry Potter" but the effect of this amazing product is magical. Introducing: Magiteque Liquipowder by Beverly Glow. for a fresh-looking lace, all-the-time!

Magiteque Liquipowder is so handy but it can make your oily face into mattified look. Isn't that magical? No more expensive oil-filter papers. No more oiliness is killing me.

It contains the following: organic sulfur can soften, oxygenate, hydrate and put on glow on one’s face; chelated magnesium can control oiliness; its ionic calcium can provide one with a mattified look as well as any makeup fresh-looking and long-lasting at the same time; but the most important thing are the 72 trace minerals for it create a younger effect for the user.

Like me, actress Beverly Salviejo, once had a problem on excessive oiliness on her face, but as soon as she tried Magiteque Liquipowder it has worked wonders on her. There is no need for her to constantly wash her face and even hoard on oil filter papers. With a couple of spray from this liquipowder—it left her with real wonder—she is now oily-free and can face whoever she meets with confidence.

A satisfied user named Yogie Abellada-Logeot shares: “I’m so loving the product. Found a way not to be itchy anymore. My face is less oily and my foundation stays longer.”

Bambie Banzon, another user of the liquipowder prides in the product, “Thank you so much for this wonderful Magiteque Liquipowder. It really worked well with me. It controls the oil on my face and is smudge-free!”

There are more and more those who turned to this pretty potent product. To know more about this, visit its facebook page on

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PBA Superstar Scottie Thompson Named Brand Ambassador of Icy Cool Shake

Friday, March 23, 2018 0 Comments

Ang PBA superstar na si Scottie Thompson ng Baranggay Ginebra ang bagong endorser ng Icy Cool which is owned by Icy Mendoza. At kailan lang, siya rin ang napiling Brand Ambassador ng refreshment drink na Icy Cool Shake.

Barangay Ginebra's superstar player Scottie Thompson

Bet na bet ni Madam Icy Mendoza na patuloy maging endorser ng kanyang mga products ang 6-footer basketball superstar. Grateful naman si Scottie sa tiwala na binigay sa kanya ni Madam Icy.

Malapit na rin nating makita si Scottie sa mga billboard at posters ng Icy Cool Shake at makakatiyak tayo na chill at cool pose ang makikita natin dahil di pa raw niya kaya magpasexy. Go go go Scottie!!!

Ang Icy Cool Shake ay mayroong 18 flavors at ang Taro flavour ang favourite ni Scottie

Below is the highlight of the blog con:

Icy Cool Shake is a proud sponsor of Seafarers & OFW Business Expo 2018. Matatagpuan naman ang kiosk nito sa City Mall Anabu in Imus, Cavite. For those who want to franchise said products, contact 09177051345.

Lance Raymundo muling gaganap na Kristo sa Martir sa Golgota

Thursday, March 22, 2018 0 Comments

Ilang araw na lang at Holy Week na naman kung saan tayong mga katoliko ay may 1 linggo para gunitain ang sakripisyo at paghihirap ng panginoon. Sa panahon ding ito ay uso ang mga Senakulo kung saan isinasadula ng mga aktor ang mga huling sandali ni Papa God sa mundo.

And when you say Senakulo parating maiisip natin ang Martir Sa Golgota as the biggest or most successful Senakulo ever. Ang senakong ito ay di lamang pinapakita ang mga paghihirap ni Papa God, tumatalakay din ng mga isyu ng ating bansa.

For the 3rd time, pagbibidahan ito ng aktor at singer na si Lance Raymundo na gaganap na Kristo. And last March 16, we had the chance na makausap siya sa may Santiago's Cafe sa tabi ng muling nagbubukas na Black Maria Cinema kung saan ibinahagi niya kung gaano siya ka excited na muling gawin ang senakulong ito kahit na pang pangatlong taon na niya. Ayon pa sa kanya mas lalo siyang na challenge na pag-igihan ang kanyang pagganap bilang Kristo at patuloy na ipagpatuloy ang passion niya sa pag-arte.

So happy kay Lance Raymundo dahil patuloy siyang blessed ni Papa God kailan lang ay napanood sya sa number 1 teleserye ng bansa Ang Probinsyano at ngayon nga ay mapapanood siya sa ang MARTIR SA GOLGOTA sa  Greenfields Sta.Rosa sa MARCH 24 & Greenfields Mandaluyong sa MARCH 25.


Whiter Teeth in 7 Days with White Glo

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 0 Comments

White Glo, the leading teeth whitening in Australia, is now available in the Philippines brought by Syner-Gex Corp.

Most of us wanted to have a perfect smile and that cost a lot for teeth whitening and bleaching, but for White Glo you will achieve the whitening result in just 7 days guaranteed after using their product.

The reason why White Glo is the leading teeth whitening in Australia is because they provide consumers with world's first concept in teeth whitening technology. Also, the effectiveness of its product proven by independent consumers and their reputation for leading consumers who also tested the products.

Below are the White Glo products:

Professional Choice Whitening Toothpaste

Rated most effective whitening Toothpaste by a leading consumer trial. This formulation was originally developed for actors and models. With regular use, this will help restore your teeth's glamorous shine giving you a radiant smile.

Fluoride protection against cavities
Low abrasion (safe for daily use)
Effective whitening formula

Smoker Formula Whitening Toothpaste

This premium fluoride enriched toothpaste with Diatomaceous Earth is specifically formulated to remove tobacco stains and help eliminate smokers’ breath. 

It contains Micro Polishing Particles to remove discoloration and yellowing on tooth enamel caused by cigarette smoking and food and drinks with strong colouring. The low abrasion formula is safe to use daily and is suitable for use with electric toothbrush.

2in1 Whitening Toothpaste with Mouthwash

This unique Double Strength whitening toothpaste combines state-of-the-art technology with an exclusive processing method to provide the ultimate whitening effect in a mouthwash base formula. With regular use, this product whitens tooth enamel, eliminates yellowing and offers maximum oral hygiene. As you brush, the built-in mouthwash disperses to hard to reach areas to help fight bacteria that cause bad breath. Suitable for use with an electric toothbrush.

Exclusive processing toothpaste with built-in mouthwash
Reduces bacterial that causes bad breath 
Extra strong whitening formula

Herbal Whitening Toothpaste

This exclusive formula is based on natural herbs and minerals. It contains no Baking Soda, Sugar, Fluoride, Peroxide or harsh chemicals. Use regularly to eliminate stains and yellowing, whiten tooth enamel and maintain healthy gums. It is safe to be used by the whole family. Double strength White Glo Herbal White whitening Toothpaste – whitens teeth naturally.

Double strength natural herbal formula
Naturally whiten teeth effectively
No baking soda, sugar, fluoride, peroxide or harsh chemicals

White Glo Charcoal Deep Stain Remover Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste with Activated Charcoal Particles helps to detoxify your mouth and removes deep stains and discolouration. The highly absorbent Activated Charcoal Particles penetrate and draw out stubborn stains, traps colour particles, fights ad breath and whitens teeth enamel.

Includes new White Glo Flosser Tips Toothbrush
Activated Charcoal + Flosser Tips of toothbrush clean deeper
•Stains, discolouration and bacteria are attracted to the highly absorbent charcoal particles.

Anti-Plaque Whitening Toothpaste

This Extra Strength whitening toothpaste contains the special ingredient Cetylpyridinium Chloride to fight plaque and tartar build-up. Plaque is a major cause of tooth and gum disease. With regular use this formulation provides extra protection against decay. This premium toothpaste is also fluoride enriched for strong healthy teeth and is suitable for daily use. It contains ingredients to whiten yellowing stains and discolourations from tooth enamel. Suitable for use with electric toothbrush.

Fight plaque and tartar build-up 
Formulated to provide protection against tooth decay and cavities
Effective whitening formula for everyday use 
Free Anti-Stain Toothbrush & Dental Flosser Toothpicks

Night & Day Whitening Toothpaste

Introducing two revolutionary new toothpastes that will change the way you brush your teeth. White Glo have specifically formulated this product to address the distinctly different oral care needs during the day and night to provide 24 hour protection. 

Night Gel – freshens and revitalizes the mouth. Helps to reduce morning breath. 
Day Toothpaste – whitens, shins and polishes plus Micro-Wax Protective Shield to help repel stains from forming on tooth enamel.

2 Products in one for 24 hour dental health protection 
Day Toothpaste with Micro Wax Protective Shield to repel stains from forming on tooth enamel 
Night Gel with Green Tea super antioxidants to freshen and revilalizes the mouth.

DIAMOND WHITE TOOTHPASTE plus Plaque Seeker Tablet

This exclusive Diamond Series teeth whitening product contains two products: Diamond White Whitening Toothpaste and the FREE Smart Plaque Seeker tablet. Combined, this is a new brushing revolution for the whitest, brightest and healthiest oral care.
Diamond White Whitening Toothpaste is an advanced teeth whitening toothpaste that works to lift surface stains and yellowing on the enamel of the teeth to allow a whiter appearance. Beyond whitening only, Diamond White toothpaste systematically removes and prevents plaque and cavities. This revolutionary toothpaste will provide the best in appearance and health for your smile.
FREE Smart Plaque Seeker Tablet in each pack. The chewable Plaque Seeker Tablet will identify all areas on your teeth that hold hidden plaque and stains. It allows you to brush better in those areas to reveal an even better smile. This process is designed to be used every time you purchase a new pack of Diamond White toothpaste so you can monitor the results.

White Glo Pure is & Natural

White Glo Pure is your choice for a healthy and safe natural whitening toothpaste. This premium natural whitening toothpaste is free from harsh chemicals (no SLS, SLES, fluoride, paraben, or bleaches) so it is ideal for you and your family to use daily. The natural cleansers and whitening properties in this formulation will gently help to remove stains, yellowing, discolouration and plaque from your teeth enamel.

Comes with new eco friendly Bamboo toothbrush
Vegan friendly, no harsh chemicals.
White Glo does not test on animals for any products.

Today, White Glo is one of the market leaders in Australia’s whitening toothpaste and teeth whitening markets. The original White Glo whitening system was Australia’s fastest selling whitening system – selling in excess of 1 million units. 

For more details about White Glo visit:


Ai Ai Delas Alas renews contract with Country Bakers


The Comedy Concert Queen & Kapuso star Ai Ai Delas Alas renews contract with Country Bankers, a company that has never faltered in its commitment to provide simple and affordable insurance that Filipino families really need for more than 50 years now. Ai Ai is the company's endorser for 3 years.

“There have always been challenges that need to be overcome but we remain solid and committed to serving the needs of the common Filipino. Through the years we have proven to be reliable insurers by reaching out to our target market and giving them the insurance that answer their needs,” says Atty. Romeo G. Velasquez, president of Country Bankers Insurance Group (CBIG).


Upon Country Bankers Life Insurance Corporation’s (CBLIC) establishment on March 28, 1965, founding president Jose E. Desiderio, Sr., started to address the insurance needs in rural areas, catering to small and medium business entrepreneurs, farmers, fishermen, and public school teachers - a market that had been untapped in the ‘60s.

Country Bankers found its niche as the choice insurance provider in the countryside and allowed rural folks to avail of an affordable, reliable insurance plan that had previously been unavailable to them.

This legacy of accessible insurance to low-income Filipinos has been passed on to the Desiderio family’s third-generation members who are now running the company. At its helm is Geraldine Desiderio-Garcia, senior vice president and general manager of CBIG.


CBIG has two subsidiaries: Country Bankers Life Insurance Corporation (CBLIC), a life insurance provider, and Country Bankers Insurance Corporation (CBIC), for non-life insurance products. Both have stayed on track in giving Filipinos straightforward and non-intimidating insurance options.

“We have made insurance very simple. While we offer basic insurance products, we try to be as relevant as possible to the market we serve,” says Garcia.

For example, CBIG’s micro-insurance products help educate Filipinos on the benefits of insurance by promoting its value to a broader market. A larger consciousness on the advantages of insurance is instrumental in protecting disadvantaged Filipinos, who face heavier burdens during times of catastrophe and financial distress.

“Insurance helps families cope with life’s challenges by ensuring dreams are fulfilled,” says Garcia, who attributes Country Bankers’ success to the Filipinos’ love for their families and the value they put in education.

For several years now, CBIG continues to develop a wide array of insurance plans that are not only practical and relevant, but also provide the necessary support for plan holders in times of need.

Among these is the Classic Benefit Plan that offers insurance protection up to age 96 and is payable in a three-, five-, seven-, or ten-year period. Alalay sa Buhay (ASB), on the other hand, provides renewable one-year insurance to individuals 13-70 years old for only Php 365, with natural and accidental death benefits. ASB is also available for families and seniors, with ASB family being renewable up to age 70 for principal insured and covers up to 3 to 5 family members for only Php 750 for one unit. ASB for Seniors covers individuals ages 71-80 and offers insurance for one year for only Php 1,000 for one unit.


CBIG ceaselessly works on ways to innovate its products, to better serve the market it now has, and further expand its reach.

“I want our company to be known as a “company with a heart” and a company that can be relied upon to deliver its commitment. We will continue to deliver what we promise to give,” concludes Garcia.

As CBLIC continues to evolve as a company, it remains true to its core values - sincere, dependable service to farmers, fishermen, small and medium business owners, employees, and teachers, mostly from rural areas. CBIG remains an able ally to Filipinos seeking security for themselves and their families, though its life and nonlife products.

For inquiries please visit us at Country Bankers Centre, 648 T.M. Kalaw, Manila or call us at tel. nos. 523-8611 for life insurance and 524-0621 for nonlife insurance.

Watch the videos during the contract signing

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Star Magic Circle 2018 member YASMYNE SUAREZ may chemistry kay Marco Gallo

Sunday, March 11, 2018 0 Comments

Ang napakagandang Kapampangan na si Jasmyne Suarez (Jasmyne Cucueco in real life) ang isa sa mga ilulunsad na bagong member ng Star Magic Circle 2018. Jas was based in New York where she studied acting in New York University before pursuing her acting career in the Philippines.

Her last photo before the media launch of Star Magic Circle 2018

She moved to the Philippines a few years ago to try her luck in local showbiz. And luck is on her side, nakapasa siya na maging isa sa mga official artist of Star Magic and she's currently doing acting workshop using the Ivana Chubbuck technique under Direk Rahyan Carlos.

A scene with Joao of BoybandPH

Star Magic Workshop

Star Magic Ball 2018

Lumabas na rin siya sa ilang programa at pelikula gaya ng ASAP & Spirit of the Glass. Ayon sa kanyang mga mentor ay handa na talaga itong sumabak sa showbiz at talaga raw natin abangan ang husay nito sa pag-arte. Yas is being handled by Captain Luz, yes, same manager nina Maymay Entrata, Marco Gallo, Kisses Delavin & Edward Barber. Balita ko may chemistry siya kay Marco Gallo but she is open to work with any actors. She makes a promise that she will keep improving her acting cos she loves her craft.

Vivo Launches APEX™ FullView™ Concept Smartphone

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 0 Comments

Featuring world’s first Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology plus engineering breakthroughs in camera, speaker and sensors 

Shenzhen, China, 26 February 2018 – Vivo is unveiling its new APEX™ FullView™ concept smartphone which sets new benchmarks for future smartphone design, featuring the world’s highest screen-to-body ratio and Vivo’s ground-breaking Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology.

In pushing the boundaries of mobile experience, Vivo has taken its FullView™ technology to a whole new level by introducing new engineering breakthroughs in camera, speaker and sensor elements as well as rethinking the design structure of conventional smartphones. Vivo’s pioneering approach in fingerprint scanning technology has resulted in the world’s first Half-Screen Fingerprint Scanning Technology on APEX™, building on the success of industry’s first mass-produced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone X20 Plus UD.

“APEX™ is an iteration of our constant pursuit of setting new industry standards and to deliver the ultimate mobile experience,” Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo said. “From breakthroughs in audio, photography to In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, Vivo has remained committed to realizing our vision for future smartphones. What we showcase in this concept phone is only a fraction of our innovation pipeline. We will continue to explore all possibilities to bring the best possible experiences to our consumers.”

New Structural Design that Takes Bezels to the Limit

The APEX™ features unprecedented top and side bezels of 1.8mm--the thinnest in the industry, with a 4.3mm bottom bezel. The screen-to-body ratio will exceed 98% if the bottom bezel reaches 1.8mm, ultimately creating truly bezel-less experience. Thanks to the flexible OLED platform, microchips mounted directly to the flexible circuit board enables the APEX™’s staggering screen-to-body ratio.

Leveraging its accumulated expertise in audio technologies, Vivo introduces Screen SoundCasting Technology with APEX™, transforming the entire FullView™ Display into a speaker. The Screen SoundCasting Technology sends vibrations through the display without the need for a traditional loudspeaker. Compared to other audio solutions for bezel-less smartphones, it conserves power, reduces sound leakage, and optimizes low to high pith sound for a better and more balanced audio experience.

In keeping with the promise to continuously support user habits, APEX™ also features an 8MP Elevating Front Camera. The camera seamlessly rises in 0.8 seconds when it is required and retracts after use. Together with the hidden proximity sensor and ambient light sensor, this eliminates the space taken up by conventional front cameras, while offering the same selfie experience to users.

World’s First Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology

Following the success of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology at CES 2018, Vivo has installed the world’s first Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology in the APEX™. Transforming the entire bottom half of the OLED screen, users can touch anywhere on the bottom half of the screen to perform fingerprint recognition, enabling a more flexible and intuitive experience while meeting industry standards for security.

Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology also enables new usage scenarios, such as the new dual-fingerprint scanning feature in APEX™ for even greater strengthened security.

Optimal Hi-Fi Quality, a Feast to the Ears

APEX™ deploys a new System in Package (SIP) technology to integrate the DAC and the three operational amplifiers together, reducing the need for circuit board space by nearly 60% compared to previous Xplay6. As this frees up more space in the smartphone’s interior, this technology can allow for increased battery size as well as cooling, thus opening potential for even more design improvements in future smartphones.

Husay ni Ria Atayde ipinakita sa Ipaglaban Mo: Disgrasyada


Napanood ko noong Sabado ang Disgrasyada episode ng Ipaglaban Mo na isa sa top-rating daytime show ng ABS-CBN. The episode follows the story of Gladys played by actress Ria Atayde. Isang mabuti at masipag na guro si Gladys na kahit pwede sya magtrabaho sa mga malalaking kompanya ay mas pinili niya maging guro ng isang maliit na paaralan.

Dumating ang problema nang mabuntis siya ng kanyang kapwa guro at boyfriend na ginampanan ni Enzo Pineda. Nang malaman ng BF niyang buntis siya bigla itong nawala at di nagtagal ay nalaman ng namamahala ng kanyang paaralan ang nangyari sa kanya at kahit maganda ang performance niya bilang guro ay tinanggal siya sa kanyang trabaho.

Naniniwala si Gladys na di imoral at labag sa batas ang nangyari sa kanya at di dapat siya matermino sa kanyang trabaho bilang guro kaya lumaban siya at dinala niya ito sa korte.

Naniniwala si Gladys na di imoral at labag sa batas ang nangyari sa kanya at di dapat siya matermino sa kanyang trabaho bilang guro kaya lumaban siya at dinala niya ito sa korte.

Iba't-ibang emosyon ang nakita ko sa character ni Gladys mula sa umibig, nasaktan & lumaban pero nagawa ito ng maayos ni Ria. In just less than an hour ay nakatikim tayo ng iba't-ibang putahe ng emosyon. Napaka-kapangyarihan ng kanyang mga mata, kakausapin ka niya, tututokan mo talaga ang bawat eksena. Masarap manood ng isang programa kung kasing husay ni Ria ang mapapanood mo.

Ngayon pa lang naeexcite na akong mapanood ka sa isang teleserye.

Vivo endorsers & real-life lovers KZ Tandingan & TJ Monterde wow audience in CDO

Saturday, February 24, 2018 0 Comments

Vivo local endorsers, singers, and real-life lovers KZ Tandingan and TJ Monterde on Saturday, February 17, charmed their fans at a post-Valentine’s Day show at Limketkai Atrium in Cagayan de Oro City.

The concert, which also featured The X Factor alumni Jeric Medina, Chandreena, and Shameena Moorjani as well as CDO-based Visayan pop singer Winset Jacot, was made possible through the support of global smartphone brand Vivo.

The Limketkai Atrium was jam-packed with fans of all ages, from all walks of life to witness the talented singers perform their hits. In between the songs, fans screamed to show their love and appreciation for the pair. Unsurprisingly, Monterde and Tandingan did not disappoint. They hit the right notes and delivered a show for the books. They even performed a medley of Visayan songs, especially for their Kagay-anon fans.

Monterde sang his original compositions such as “Sa Tuwina,”  “Imahinasyon,” and “Mahika.” Tandingan, meanwhile, delighted fans with her rendition of “Tadhana,” “Two Less Lonely People in the World,” and her winning performance of “Rolling in the Deep” on the Chinese television series “Singer 2018.”

Tandingan and Monterde joined Vivo’s family in September 2017 during the launch of the V7+, the brand’s flagship smartphone that boasts of a 24-megapixel front camera and 5.99-inch all-screen display.

Since then, the singers have performed at Vivo’s mall shows in and out of Metro Manila in helping spread the word about what sets Vivo smartphones apart from the pack.  Tandingan and Monterde both expressed their gratitude to Vivo for helping them mount the show.

“Vivo has always been supportive of our projects. We’re very thankful to them for helping us sing together for our fans in Cagayan de Oro,” the pair said.

To make the event more exciting, Vivo gave away V7 smartphones to two lucky fans who posted online a photo of the concert using the hashtag #VivoxTVxKZ. 7

Dubbed as Soul Supreme, Tandingan hails from Digos City, Davao del Sur who won the first season of The X Factor Philippines in 2012. The acoustic balladeer, meanwhile, left his career as a radio personality and a host of ABS-CBN’s regional show MagTV in CDO to pursue his passion for music.

In 2017, they released the official lyric video of their duet “Ikaw at Ako Pa Rin” after it went viral. It was also part of Monterde’s self-titled album.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook (, Instagram (, and
Twitter ( accounts.

Vivo celebrates Chinese New Year with CNY photo contest

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 0 Comments

To celebrate the Chinese New Year this 2018, Vivo launched a special photo contest but first involving a few well-known lifestyle bloggers for a first taste. Held last February 3 and 4 at Binondo in Manila, Vivo invited 18 lifestyle bloggers forn eventful photowalk around the oldest China town in the world. Bloggers were asked to capture photos that embody the Chinese culture may it be the food, the ambiance, the traditional lucky ornaments, or Binondo’s old charm as a whole.  Bloggers enjoyed taking photos with their Vivo smartphone because of its known first-rate features: the 24MP front camera for perfect CNY celebration selfies complemented by the camera’s HDR mode for stunning images with dramatic shadowing and highlights and the portrait bokeh for added aesthetics. The professional mode, which mimics the manual mode of DSLR cameras, allows users to adjust the exposure, white balance, ISO, and focus mode creating creative photos. Vivo’s signature Face Beauty spec ensures that anyone’s selfie game is flawless with its natural face enhancements. The Ultra HD mode takes hi-resolution photos at 9216x6192 (64MP), allowing for shots with very clear details. Lastly, bloggers were able to come together for a good group shot with the Groufie technology which boasts of a panorama-panning effect for big group shots without leaving anyone out.

The two-day Binondo photowalk with the bloggers was a special promotional event to get the bloggers’ followers to join Vivo’s Chinese New Year (CNY) Photo Contest where a participant needs to take the best Chinese New Year-inspired photos and upload them in their Instagram account for a chance to win a brand-new Vivo V7+.

The bloggers’ photowalk for Vivo’s CNY Photo Contest proved to be a success as entries numbering to more than 200 have been uploaded on Instagram by February 14.  Out of all the entries, the top four best creative photos were chosen by the participating lifestyle bloggers with one winner announced during the Chinese New Year celebrations last February 16 at the Lucky Chinatown Mall. At the event, Vivo showcased the Chinese New Year-inspired photos in a special photowall. Vivo’s official mascot Little V entertained the crowd with a dance rendition of the hit song 24k. Later, Vivo awarded the Chinese New Year Photo Contest winner Angela Palacio for her photo of her Vivo V5 capturing an illuminated stretch of red Chinese lanterns. 

The lifestyle bloggers who joined the Vivo CNY Photowalk were: (February 3) Ana Gonzales, Rhea Gonzales, Katt Valdez, Myke Soon, Ryan San Juan, Cristelle Torres, John Bueno, Paul Chuapoco, and Yuki Tansengco; (February 4) Ed Uy, Jeman Villanueva, Justin Montas, Jerhwin Hernandez, Nikole Maturan, Anthony Neilson, Collen Vidal, Louie Denver, and Slyve Sy. Vivo influencers also helped promote the CNY Photo Contest through their Instagram accounts: KZ Tandingan, TJ Monterde, Darren Espanto, Joyce Pring, Tony Labrusca, and Sassa Dagdag. 

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook (, Instagram (, and Twitter ( accounts.

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Arjo Atayde keeps getting better as an actor & person

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 0 Comments

The first time I watched Arjo Atayde was on the primetime TV series "Eboy" he got my attention cause of his charm. I was like who's this cute tisoy guy on TV hahahahaha. I had no idea back then that he is the handsome son of Ms. Sylvia Sanchez cos he's not using his mom's last name.

You know me, when charming actor got my attention, I'll be a follower of his career. So after doing a teleserye under Star Creatives, he did several episodes of "MMK" (Malaala Mo Kaya) where he won 2 awards from Star Awards for TV in one of the episodes. And yes, I saw each episode, that's for the love of Arjo.

Then, he did the afternoon soap opera "Dugong Buhay," with Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus Big Winner Big Winner Ejay Falcon & Yam Concepcion, which, I think, is his first teleserye under GMO Unit of ABS-CBN. If on his first teleserye, I fell in love with his charm, this time, I fell in love with his acting. No doubt he won a Best Supporting Actor award for this series

The character poster of Raymond (played by Arjo Atayde) in the Philippine adaptation of Pure Love

I was a big fan of the Koreanovela "49 Days" (Philippine title: "Pure Love") & when ABS-CBN announced that Arjo would play the character of Raymond which was originally played by Bae Soo-Bin I was really happy cos he was that kind of actor who possesses good looks but could play manipulative character. And when the show started to reveal the real Raymond, oh boy, he didn't fail me. He gave emotions that I was expecting from his character. He was even better than the original Korean actor


But in the primetime series "Ang Probinsyano," which was his first teleserye under Dreamscape, where he really shone. He portrayal of Joaquin Tuazon really made an impact to the viewers & put his name to the top spot of Philippine entertainment industry. Let's admit, we hated his character but we loved seeing Arjo every night. And when his character died, I was like why did you kill him, the show would be lousy without him.

ABS-CBN gave him "Hanggang Saan" a new teleserye with his mom, Ms. Sylvia Sanchez, who made a remarkable portrayal of the character Gloria in the hit afternoon teleserye "The Greatest Love." In this teleserye, Arjo plays the role of Paco who is a law student and Sonya’s (Ms. Sylvia Sanchez) dedicated son. At first, I was so worried if he could beat his performance in "Ang Probinsyano" but Arjo is a great actor, he keeps getting better, he didn't fail me again. His portrayal of Paco is one of the reasons why "Hanggang Saan" got high ratings & always a trending topic on Twitter. He would make sure that you would follow his character and he owns each character that he portrays. Even his short portrayal of Lizardo in the 2017 movie "Ang Panday" made an impact to everyone who watched the film. Viewers and critics alike praised his performance and some said he should have been the main villain in the said Coco Martin  film.

He maybe the son of a great actress but he didn't use his mother to get a seat in showbiz. He made a name for himself. I will never get tired supporting Arjo cause a great actor like him deserves our support. Aside from being a great actor, he is also a great person that's why rich people and masa love him. He truly and genuinely appreciate every praise and good comments he receives. He makes sure to thank all the people who appreciate his work. I always hear stories from the production people that Arjo has no attitude and he is always professional when it comes to acting. He could be the baddest villain on screen but he is an angel in real life. Love yah, Arjo!

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Celine Dion to stage her 1st Manila concert on July 19 at MOA Arena

Friday, January 12, 2018 0 Comments

World-renowned singer Celine Dion has announced she will head overseas this summer with her highly anticipated LIVE 2018 Tour to perform in seven cities across the Asia-Pacific region. Scheduled to kick-off 26 June in Tokyo, the CELINE DION LIVE 2018 Tour will see Celine return to cities she hasn’t performed in for ten years, including Tokyo and Macao, and cities she will perform in for the first time ever, including Singapore, Jakarta, Taipei, Manila and Bangkok.

Tickets for CELINE DION LIVE 2018 in Manila will go on sale to the public beginning 18 January at 10 a.m. Members of TeamCeline will have access to purchase tickets before the public through an advance pre-sale from 16 January to 17 January. The tour is produced by AEG Presents and co-produced by Ovation Productions in Manila.

Tickets for CELINE DION LIVE 2018 Tour in Manila will go on-sale to the public beginning 18 January. For tickets and information visit and

CELINE DION LIVE 2018 Tour Dates:

26 June - Tokyo - Tokyo Dome

29 June - Macao - Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao

3 July - Singapore - Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom

4 July - Singapore - Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom

7 July - Jakarta - Sentul International Convention Center

11 July - Taipei - Taipei Arena

13 July - Taipei - Taipei Arena

19 July - Manila - Mall of Asia Arena

23 July - Bangkok - Impact Arena

One of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history, Celine Dion has sold almost 250 million albums during her over 30-year career. She has earned five Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards and seven American Music Awards. In 2004, Celine received the Diamond award at the World Music Awards recognizing her status as the best-selling female artist of all time. In 2016, the Billboard Music Awards presented her with the lifetime achievement Icon Award. Celine continues to break records with her ongoing Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace which has played over 1,000 shows to more than four million fans.

This is her first time to stage a concert in Manila. This is a dream come true for many Filipinos since most of us idolise her and we even sing her songs on karaoke or in singing competitions. I hope, she will be able to sing with one of our local singers like Sarah Gerinom who is a big fan of her.

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