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Lovi Poe enjoyed her run in "Legacy"

After a successful 6 month run on primetime television, LEGACY comes to an end this June 1.

Ever since it premiered, the show was consistently doing well in ratings.
“I will surely miss playing Natasha Alcantara, the character whom I have learned to love so much”, says Lovi Poe.
Indeed, Natasha is the character that fans have learned to love, hate, and love again. “I’m grateful to the writers, creative staff and our directors, for allowing me to put life into Natasha, this is so far my most memorable role on tv”, confesses the actress.
But even if LEGACY shooting has ended, Lovi’s star shines brighter as she starts working on 2 films simultaneously: “Guni-Guni”which marks the mainstream directorial debut of Tara Illenberger and a drama film which will pit her talents against fellow Kapuso lead actress, Jennylyn Mercado.
Meanwhile, Lovi will be in Hong Kong on June 9 for the Run Freedom and Friendship Ball and on June 10 for the “Tayo Na, Magkaisa”Fiesta.
Don’t miss the glossy finale week of LEGACY after Luna Blanca on GMA 7

Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? begins on June 4!

GMA-7 offers an intriguing but no less heartrending addition to its unbeatable afternoon drama block with "Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka?"The program will air beginning June 4, Monday, after Hiram na Puso on GMA Afternoon Prime.





Starring Geoff EigenmannJennica Garcia and Jackie RiceKasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? follows a compelling storyline that explores how bonds between family members are put to the test in the face of love. It also features Michael de Mesa, Angelika dela Cruz, Bobby Andrews, and Sharmaine Arnaiz together with Bubbles Paraiso, Diego Castro, and Pancho Magno.






"Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? is deliciously daring and sinfully addicting," described its director Mr. Mark Reyes. "It's very exciting to see real life father and son Michael de Mesa and Geoff Eigenmann face off as rivals in an edgy love triangle with Jackie Rice, as we guarantee everyone an unpredictable show."

While this new Kapuso afternoon drama delves on mature topics, it also looks at a person's capacity to bear with life's challenges, and sacrifice for the sake of his or her loved ones.

In the series, sisters Erica (Jackie Rice) and Bianca (Jennica Garcia) have always lived a happy and comfortable life with their parents that painted for them an ideal image of "true love".

Keeping this so-called image in mind, the simple and unassuming Erica meets the endearingly handsome yet arrogant Jake (Geoff Eigenmann) and falls in love with him. But her idea of a perfect love story was ruined after Jake mysteriously disappeared and was never heard from again.

As Erica tries to move on with her family by her side, life takes a dark turn when they meet an accident that left both Erica and Bianca's parents dead.

Things only become worse after the girls realize that their parents have been hiding their family's real financial situation for some time. Both must now make a living on their own in order for them to survive.

Tension begins to grow between the two sisters but even more when Bianca finds out that she might be in danger of losing her sight as a result of the accident.

With no one else to turn to, Erica approaches her boss Jaime (Michael de Mesa), a divorced businessman who has always paid special attention to her, and asks him to take care of the expenses for Bianca's operation making way for the sisters' reconciliation.

Soon after, Jaime professes his feelings for Erica, and eventually asks for her hand in marriage. Erica, being reminded of the many good things Jaime has done for her and her sister, agrees.

As the day of their wedding approaches, Erica's life turns upside down when Jaime's children from his first wife Beatrice (Sharmaine Arnaiz) return - Jaime's scheming daughter Leslie (Angelika dela Cruz) and son, Joaquin (Geoff Eigenmann), who turns out to be Erica's former boyfriend Jake.

Still having feelings for her first love, how will Erica reveal the truth to Jaime whom she and Bianca are beholden so much of their lives to? What will come out of this unexpected rivalry between Jaime and his son Jake? What lengths will Leslie take to ruin Erica's reputation in the eyes of her father as well as her brother? Can anything or anyone still come between Erica and Bianca?

Discover the answers in this afternoon drama created by the GMA Drama Group led by GMA Entertainment OIC Lilybeth Rasonable, AVP for Drama Redgie Acuña Magno, Senior Program Manager Cheryl Ching-Sy, Program Manager Hazel Abonita, and executive producer Joy Lumboy-Pili. The show is crafted by creative director Jun Lana, creative head Roy Iglesias, creative consultant Des Garbes-Severino, concept creator Kit Villanueva-Langit, and headwriter Agnes Gagelonia-Uligan.

Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? redefines love, sacrifice and rivalry  beginning June 4 after Hiram na Puso on GMA Afternoon Prime.

MSI-ECS is the distributor of Fuji Xerox in the Philippines

Fuji Xerox, the market leader in printing technologies and innovations, today announced the appointment of its new Channel Partner, MSI-ECS, for Fuji Xerox Printer Channel business in the Philippines.

(In this photo: Princess Chua - MSI-ECS General Manager, Jimmy Go - MSI-ECS President, James Henderson - Fuji Xerox Printer President for Asia Pacific and China, Lee Cheung - Fuji Xerox Printer General Manager for Hongkong and Philippines, Candice Gino-Gino Fuji Xerox Printer Country Sales Manager for Philippines)

In an exclusive gathering for the members of the press held at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel last May 25, 2012, Mr. Lee Cheung, General Manager – Hong Kong, Fuji Xerox Printer Channel, formally introduced MSI-ECS as its new Channel Partner for the Philippines. MSI-ECS will aid to drive the Philippine market for optimizing the sales strategies, and for the growth and development of the Fuji Xerox Printer Channel business in the Philippines. Cheung said, “At Fuji Xerox, we employ local talents to run our local operations. Local talents can understand the local market better and make relevant decisions faster and more effectively.” Cheung added, “I believe that MSI-ECS, with years of experience in IT industry matched with our strong product line-up and the support from our local staff, will successfully drive our Philippine business to even greater heights.”

Today, Fuji Xerox is one of the few brands that offer the most comprehensive range of laser printers and multifunction laser printers, catering to every market segment, from SOHO and small businesses, medium enterprises, graphic arts, multinational companies and government agencies. As the pioneer of laser printing, Fuji Xerox will continue to innovate new and exciting printers by the end of its financial year 2012.
MSI-ECS, on the other hand, continues to change the game especially when it comes to the number of brands it carries. As of to date, it already has over 28 brands under its wing and still counting.

Raymond Gutierrez and Georgina Wilson for Sexy Solutions

Raymond Gutierrez and Georgina Wilson are constantly in the limelight, whether on television, on the red carpet or in a star-studded fashion event. Being regulars in style blogs, both know the need to look their best at any angle— perfect, slim and streamlined. Even with constant diet and exercise, both friends needed help to get rid of the stubborn fat that just wouldn’t disappear. Fortunately, Sexy Solutions, a subsidiary of the Belo Medical Group, was and continues to be the perfect answer.

Raymond Gutierrez


Sexy Solutions provides the solutions one needs to achieve a sexy body all under one roof. That includes the latest machines that melt the fat, tighten the skin and tone the muscles, as well as fitness and nutritional experts that can guide the patient on how to achieve the results in the healthiest and most convenient way possible.

Georgina Wilson

There are five different Sexy Solutions procedures that target fat cells using heat, ultrasound waves, and mechanical pressure:

1 -- BURST THE FAT with Lipo Cavitation.
Lipo Cavitation breaks down stubborn fat cells in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, arms, upper and lower back by delivering sound waves using low frequency ultrasound causing the fat cells to burst and the fat to seep out, making it easier to flush out through the lymphatic system.

2 -- TIGHTEN THE SKIN with Multi Firm
Multi Firm uses radio frequency heat to improve the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. As a result of this, the body becomes reshaped and tightened.

3 -- TONE THE MUSCLE with Body Sculpt
Energy pulses are sent to the muscles to promote contractions similar to exercise, causing a “squeezing” effect that is necessary for the acceleration of liquid fat drainage. It also improves blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, and fat metabolism.

Treatments 1, 2 and 3 complement each other. For maximum results, we recommend to do these three treatments in one session.

4 -- KILL THE FAT with TITEFX
TiteFx is the newest and most innovative non-invasive body contouring
and fat-destroying machine. It sends High Voltage Pulses that result in
electroporation causing permanent destruction of fat cells. TiteFX also
emits radio frequency that provides precise optimal heating of the skin
for tightening and body shaping.



5 -- WORK-“OUT” THE FAT with ION MAGNUM
The Ion Magnum is not a muscle stimulator. It is an advanced fitness system that rapidly burns fat and delivers the benefits of an intense, professional workout without the pain, physical exertion, and exhaustion that comes with conventional exercising. The Ion Magnum uses specific, patented micro-current waveforms that mimic brain waves so that the muscle tissue is made to believe that it is performing a muscle-toning workout.

As a complement to the Sexy Solutions services, we believe that maximum results can be achieved with proper nutrition and a fitness routine. Thus, we have put together a dream team that can help you get the body you want:

Nadine Tengco, US Certified Nutritionist and Weight Loss Specialist of the Biggest Loser Philippines, created proprietary diet plans and drinks that complement and further enhance the effect of the treatments by reducing swelling and promoting proper circulation.

Along with Edward Mendez, Sports Science & Nutrition Expert, author of fitness book called “Your Dream Body Come True,” offers consultations and specialized diet plans and exercises that will guide you to achieve a lean and toned physique.

Raymond and Georgina’s Reviews

Asked whether they instantly felt a change after one session, Raymond said,
“I already saw results on my first session! In my first session, which lasted less than 2 hours, I lost 4.7 inches from my midsection. Of course, it's up to you how to maintain it. For me, I balanced a proper diet and exercise regimen with regular treatments at Sexy Solutions.”

“Sexy Solutions made the process of losing weight a breeze! The treatments are painless because of the amazing new technology they have. But more than anything, it’s really the people behind it. It’s so easy to lose momentum when you’re trying to lose weight. However, the staff really took care of me and encouraged me. I feel like I'm part of this new family and I'll be forever grateful.”

As for Georgina, she stated, “I saw results immediately. Consequently, I became hooked right away! Areas that I had practically given up on were immediately smaller. I actually couldn’t believe the measurements after the first time I tried it because they were so drastic. I went from a 29 inch waist to a 25 inch waist in two months.”

Sexy Solutions has been a large part of my commitment to fitness. I'm so
happy because I feel like I have a partner in losing weight and maintaining
my ideal body. It doesn't all happen in the Sexy Solutions clinics, exercising
and dieting are integral to the program, but I definitely feel like we’re all
working towards the same goal— a body that I am happy with. Sexy Solutions
is my secret weapon to getting sexy and most importantly, staying sexy.”


Company Information
HOTLINE 810-SEXY (7399)
Website: www.sexysolutions.com.ph
Twitter: @SexySolutions
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SexySolutions

1. Medical Plaza Branch:
Address: Suite 912 Medical Plaza Bldg. Amorsolo corner Dela Rosa Sts. Legaspi Village, Makati City
Mobile: 0917-860-5120
Landline: 840-5588
Branch Email Address: plaza901@sexysolutions.net
Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday -10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday - Closed

2. Bonifacio High Street (Right behind Jamba Juice)
Address: Unit 108-109 28th Street corner 5th Avenue, L/G Southeast Building, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Mobile: 0917-867-1329
Landline: 621-4034
Branch Email Address: bhsfort@sexysolutions.net
Operating Hours:
Monday to Saturday -11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

3. Il Terrazo Tomas Morato:
Address: 3 Flr. Il Terrazo Bldg. Tomas Morato corner Sct. Madrinan South Triangle, Quezon City
Mobile: 0917-528-6840
Landline: 804-1281
Branch Email Address: morato@sexysolutions.net
Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday -10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday - Closed

Rocco Nacino's bankability shows in "The Good Daughter"

Former StarStruck finalist Rocco Nacino, who was named Second Prince at the conclusion of StarStruck V, must have felt odd about the title he earned. Some people may have gotten the impression that he is destined for second-fiddle jobs.

Rocco Nacino

Wait. Fast forward to February 2012 and here we see Rocco playing the lead role in a drama series. He is leading man to actress Kylie Padilla, portraying the character of Darwin Alejandro who is described as the rebellious love interest, ally of the troubled Bea Guevarra (Kylie).

The high-rated teleserye also stars Raymond Bagatsing, Alicia Mayer, and Max Collins. Its plot revolves around Bea whose mother dies – a shocking turn to a nice life as her father remarries and brings home a stepmother she disapproves of.

The rising Rocco Nacino is fast pulling away from the shadow of having to come off from StarStruck, gaining grounds after delivering good performances for significant roles awarded him. He acted as national hero Jose Rizal in “Pluma”, danced his way as Jason in the genre-bending “Time of my Life,’ and played a crucial part in “Mistaken Identity”, the first morning drama series produced by the GMA ETV group.

He also had remarkable stints in the successful series “Amaya” and “Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak.”

Whereas he can serve as a viable dramatic actor, his versatility has made him a bankable comic act as well. He is regularly seen in “Bubble Gang” sharing screen time with the likes of Michael V and Ogie Alcasid. Recently he stood as “Tadijack”, spoof of Jack Dawson in James Cameron’s “Titanic” movie, for the documentary about the doomed ship for the Drew Arellano-hosted program “Aha!”

One of the truly promising GMA Artist Center heartthrobs, Rocco is displaying some great dance moves on Party Pilipinas on Sundays

Down to Mars launches first recording album

The seven-member Pinoy Pop or “P-Pop” group Down to Mars launched their first recording album yesterday, May 22, at Dolce Bar on Timog Avenue, Quezon City.



The album entitled Down to Mars contains five songs including a Tagalog ballad “Nandito Lang Ako” and the carrier single “My Everything,” which also comes with a remix version.

Members of the group Kiro, Yheen, Daisuke, Sky, Jeongwon, Jang and Kenji showed their amazing performance to their fans and some members of the press and VIPs who were present during the launch, including former GMA SVP for Entertainment TV Wilma Galvante who was the guest of honor.

The boys dedicated their only Tagalog song in the album to Galvante, who they said was instrumental in the formation of the group.

Down to Mars was formed in 2011 through the initiative of dance choreographer, and now the group’s co-manager, Geleen Eugenio. The group is co-managed by GMA’s Talent Development and Management Department or the GMA Artist Center.

“Nasa Party Pilipinas kami nun, tapos may segment doon na kailangan namin ng foreign-looking boys na makakasama ni Kyla sa isang production number. Tapos ‘yung aming music researcher nagdala, ang dinala sina Jang at Daisuke. Sabi ko ‘OK to ah, may dating.’ Tapos English sila nang English. Tinanong ko sila, ‘Are you enjoying the show?’ Sagot naman siya ng ‘Yes, yes…’ So ako naman English din nang English. Tapos nung tinanong ko yung music researcher kung magkakaibigan ba ‘tong mga ito, sumagot naman sila ‘Opo, magkakaibigan po kami.’ Marunong palang mag-Tagalog,” recalled Geleen.

Jang and Daisuke told Eugenio that they have peers who are also good performers. Two days later, the group showed their talent to Eugenio, who in turn introduced them to then GMA Entertainment TV Group Head Wilma Galvante.

The then nameless group performed in front of Ms. Galvante and all the program managers. The entertainment heads were impressed and not long thereafter, the group signed up for a co-management contract with GMA Artist Center.

Since then, Down to Mars has been a mainstay in the Sunday afternoon musical variety show Party Pilipinas. They were officially launched on television on May 22, 2011, exactly a year before the launch of their first album.

The members of the group are unanimous in saying that the release of their first album was a dream-come-true. And now that their first dream has become a reality, they’re working on the other items in their wish list like having a TV show of their own.

GMA Entertainment Vice President Marivin Arayata, who was also a special guest during the launch, granted their wish and promised to guest the group in her comedy shows.

The year 2012 has so far been a lucky year for Down to Mars. Incidentally, the song “2012” was what they sang when they were launched in Party Pilipinas a year ago. Also this year, the Department of Tourism chose Down to Mars to represent the country in the celebration of South Korea’s national day on July 22, where they will perform three songs including “Bonamana (Beauty),” a hit single of the popular South Korean Pop (K-Pop) group Super Junior.

The group said that they will be working doubly hard to practice for that big night.

The album Down to Mars is distributed by Polyeast Records.

Grace Lee for GMA-7's 'Cooking with the Stars'

We all know they’re capable of acting, singing, dancing, and hosting, but how are our favourite celebrities in the kitchen?

Grace Lee

We will soon find out as GMA-7 and San Miguel Pure Foods Company Inc. (SMPFC), are launching a new cooking show that will feature the country’s top showbiz and lifestyle personalities.

Beginning May 28, TV host and radio deejay Grace Lee banners “Cooking with the Stars,” the newest addition to GMA Network’s morning block.



It’s a cooking program that showcases delectable, easy-to-prepare dishes that will have viewers’ nationwide craving for more.

A culinary student off-cam, Grace is a perfect fit for the show.

“I am very much thankful to GMA and San Miguel Pure Foods for trusting me with this project. I recently finished culinary school and my past time are reading cookbooks, researching recipes - so mahilig talaga akong magluto at mahilig din talagang kumain. Kaya when I eat, I eat with gusto!” she says.

“This is the first time that we are doing a show with this format, and we are happy to have Grace host it,” says Chef Maricel Manalo, Culinary Services Manager of SMPFC. “As one of the trusted food companies in the country, we always aim to provide our consumers the best in terms of flavor, quality, affordability, and food safety. This show is for them, and we hope to be able to help Filipino consumers make wise, cost-efficient, and of course, delicious choices when it comes to preparing food for their families everyday.”



Grace adds: “The good thing about our new show is that the dishes are easy to prepare. Pwede siyang gawin at i-serve ng kahit sino - the products that we use are readily available and of really good quality, sigurado ka pa na malinis! Here at the show, we always tell our viewers that for your food to be good, you start with products and ingredients that are delicious, safe and practical at a reasonable price. Sulit talaga if you use San Miguel Pure Foods products.

Joining Grace Lee in creating mouth-watering dishes for every occasion are top chefs from the San Miguel Pure Foods Culinary Center, led by Chef Maricel Manalo and Chefs Martin del Prado, Rene Ruz and Kai Verdadero.

Of course, it wouldn’t be “Cooking with the Stars” without the country’s brightest stars. Every episode will feature a celebrity who has a food-related dilemma, which the show’s chefs will solve at the end of every program.

Another twist to the show is “Cooking Star of the Barangay”, where the show will visit barangays, bringing with them a live brass band and dancing food servers, which will definitely get residents of these barangays in fiesta mode.

To be shot at SMPFC’s state-of-the-art San Miguel Pure Foods Culinary Center, “Cooking with the Stars” starts airing on May 28 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:55 to 10:05 am on GMA 7, with replays on GMA News TV every Tuesday and Thursday (7:00-7:10pm) and Saturday at 6:45 to 6:55pm.

Jessica Sanchez and Lady Gaga on GMA-7's Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho

She is known to be the first Filipino-blooded grand finalist in the hit reality singing competition American Idol. But even if she did not take the grand prize, there is no doubt that Jessica Sanchez captured the hearts of thousands around the globe. And for Filipinos, she will remain as the country's international singing idol!

Jessica Sanchez

This Saturday, relive Jessica's final moments in American Idol on GMA-7's Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho!

And despite the numerous critiques and protests from various sectors in the Philippines, there's just no stopping Lady Gaga's concert in Manila. And for her Little Monsters or fans like Prince, Lady Gaga's songs give more than just ordinary inspiration as he himself can relate to its lyrics such as "Bad Romance."

Lady Gaga

Also in this week's episode, find out how the calamondin or calamansi can be used in sweet, delightful desserts and dishes including Chef Jac's Chocolate Truffles, Caroline's Chocolate Kiss cake, and Chef Jonathan's Calamansi Pasta with Spicy Tuyo! All in this week's episode of Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, Saturday night after Kapuso Movienight on GMA-7.

GMA Network begins nationwide auditions for Protégé

GMA Network's all-original talent search, Protégé -- is back with an exciting twist!

Jennylyn Mercado
Beginning this Saturday, May 26, Protégé opens its doors to all artista aspirants who want to bare their dreams in the biggest platform to stardom via PROTÉGÉ: The Battle for the Big ARTISTA Break!

Another premium creation of the GMA Entertainment TV Group, PROTÉGÉ: The Battle for the Big ARTISTA Break aims to discover fresh and promising talents all over the archipelago who will soon become the network's next batch of television sensations.

Dingdong Dantes

The competition is open to all male and female Filipinos, 13-21 years old, with a unique and striking personality, compelling story to tell, immense likeability factor, and with "artista" looks. Filipinos who are born and/or currently residing abroad are also encouraged to join the artista search provided they must go to the key venues on the respective audition dates with the complete requirements.

Carla Abellana

The nationwide auditions will be held on the following dates and venues: SM Naga (May 26); SM Baguio (May 26); SM San Pablo (May 26); SM Bacolod (June 1); SM Cagayan de Oro (June 1); SM Iloilo (June 2); SM Davao (June 2); SM Cebu (June 7); Capitol Grounds, Laoag, Ilocos Norte (June 9); SM Sucat (June 10); SM Batangas (June 14); SM Pampanga (June 16) and SM Mall of Asia (June 20 and 21). Auditions will be from 10am- 6pm.

Aspirants need to bring the original and photocopy of their birth certificate and two recent photos (1 close-up and 1 full body shot). Those who are below 18 years will also need a written consent from their parents together with the original and photocopy of their parent's valid ID in order to qualify for the auditions.

Interested applicants can also visit the website www.gmanetwork.com for more information on the audition dates and requirements.

They need to prepare at least two 2-minute performances for the audition (sing, dance, rap, beat box, act, play musical instruments, or any extraordinary performances). Contenders are encouraged to be in their most impressive outfits.

PROTÉGÉ: The Battle for the Big ARTISTA Break will be hosted by multi-awarded Kapuso star Dingdong Dantes as the Gala Presenter and versatile actress Carla Abellana as the Journey Host. Jennylyn Mercado returns as the host of Inside Protégé while Maxene Magalona is the Web Jock for the daily updates in Protégé Webisodes.

Party Pilipinas gives "Kulay" this Sunday!

The country's number one concert party on television,  Party Pilipinas gives you "Kulay" this Sunday  (May 27).



Primetime Queen Marian Rivera and her king, Multi-Awarded Kapuso Leading Man Dingdong Dantes add splash of colors to the show for exciting numbers including a farewell for their top-rating Telebabad soap "My Beloved".

"Legacy" bids goodbye too, with Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, and Alessandra De Rossi in a number that displays vibrant hues.




The undefeated champion of pick-up lines, Boy Pick-up paints a shade of comic relief as he gives a sneak peek on his upcoming movie.



Inter-Pop group Down to Mars launches an album and a music video featuring no less than Marian Rivera.

All wild colors will come alive as Sayaw Pilipinas channels controversial music diva that recently rocked Manila, Lady Gaga. Put sexy into dance and you get "Sexy Hataw" with Rochelle Pangilinan, Bianca King, Pauleen Luna, LJ Reyes, Vaness Del Moral and Michelle Madrigal together with "The Good Daughter" lead stars Kylie Padilla and Rocco Nacino headline "Dance Duets".

Party Pilipinas All Stars will surely shine brighter as Ogie Alcasid, Janno Gibbs, Jaya, Jolina Magdangal, Kyla, Rachelle Ann Go, Jay-R, Mark Bautista, La Diva, Solenn Heussaff, and Jennylyn Mercado sing the hits from American Idol Season 11.

The green light is on as "Shinky" (Rachelle Ann Go and Kyla) shows how to put on a fierce show to new tandem "FrenLie" (Frencheska Farr and Julie Anne San Jose).

And the signal light goes red for more love as Julie Anne joins her singing partner Elmo Magalona in another kilig Julielmo spot. The love vibe continues with "Love, Party Pilipinas" featuring OPM hits requested by Party peeps themselves.

Party Pilipinas Kulay airs this Sunday, May 27 only on GMA.

Myrus, 1:43 and Princess lead Singapore concert

Filipino talents Myrus, 1:43 and Princess Velasco were chosen to lead one of the biggest Filipino independence day celebrations in Singapore this June.



The sentimental prince of Philippine music Myrus, foremost Filipino boy band 1:43, and acoustic artist Princess Velasco will be performing their latest hits, as well as covers of popular Original Pilipino Music (OPM), in a rare musical festival titled “Philippines: One World Concert 2012” on June 10 at The Coliseum of the posh Hard Rock Hotel in Resorts World, Singapore.



“Our three banner talents namely Myrus, 1:43 and Princess Velasco represent the next wave of global Filipino artists. Their songs showcase how comparable OPM is to the music of the world,” says Singaporean director Jaden Zanders of Jaz-E Entertainment, the concert organizer.

The concert aims to attract the three artists’ growing fan base in Singapore—including the OFW (Overseas Filipino Workers) population—and in the rest of Southeast Asia.



“We expect a lot of Singaporeans to watch the show. We heard that there are even Malaysian and Indonesian fans that are flying here and buying tickets just to see them,” adds Zanders.

Gold Record singer-composer Myrus recently released his second all-original album titled “Wanted” under Viva Records featuring his radio and YouTube hit “Pusong Lito.” He is an Awit Awards nominee for Best New Male Recording Artist in 2010, an ASAP 24K Awardee in 2009, and the head of an OPM advocacy program called “Tunog Natin.”

Myrus’ latest single “Pusong Lito” has gained a great deal of following online; it also became No. 1 in many radio stations in Greater Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao, Lucena, Cagayan de Oro, and Cotabato. The song’s rising popularity was aided by its initial release in over 450 Mang Inasal stores, as part of the Mang Inasal Mang Aawit Music Advocacy Campaign.

The OPM pop heartthrobs of 1:43, composed of Anjo Resurreccion, Gold Aquino, Kim Nicolas, and Yuki Sakamoto, have delivered the biggest love song of the season with their radio and YouTube monster hit song “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo.” The song is also a part of the Mang Inasal Mang Aawit Music Advocacy Campaign and was composed by Myrus.

“Sa Isang Sulyap Mo,” one of the soundtracks of the top-rating Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Teen Edition 4 in ABS-CBN, has been topping the charts of most radio stations nationwide as well as in the Pinoy Myx Countdown. Its official music video and its reposts as well as lyrics videos have garnered over five million Youtube views so far. Likewise, it is one of the best-selling OPM songs online today according to mymusicstore.com.ph.

Meanwhile, Vicor Music’s Princess Velasco is one of the most brilliant acoustic artists today. With gold record albums under her name, she is a regular member of the group “Sessionistas” in the Sunday variety show ASAP in ABS-CBN.

Filipino fans are encouraged to support these three emerging, acclaimed Filipino artists as they showcase OPM to Asia and the world, in a concert that celebrates the Filipinos’ fervor for freedom and Filipino musical artistry.

JAY PARK launches his debut album, “New Breed”

The super hot and sexy Korean Pop superstar JAY PARK took center stage at the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls for the 2012 Philippine Promo Tour of his sizzlin’ debut album, “New Breed”, which features the singles Know Your Name and Girlfriend. This exciting showcase was presented by MCA Music and Megaworld Lifestyle Malls in cooperation with Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, last May 4-6.



The first leg of the tour kicked off with a rocking performance and jam-packed crowd at Eastwood Mall Open Park by Jay Park and his very talented dancers, Prepix. Day 2 proved to be an equally impressive event as Jay Park wooed swarms of fans with his hard-hitting raps and fluid dance moves at the posh venue of Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill, Taguig. He continued to amaze his Filipino admirers with his addictive blend of hip-hop, pop and Euro dance taking the listeners on a hypnotic journey during the last day of his Philippine tour at Lucky Chinatown Mall in Binondo. Fans of Jay Park also took part in a mini showdown called “Know My Dance” where winners were given the opportunity to strike a pose with their idol. Meanwhile, MCA Music’s OPM artists -- Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart Sabrina and YouTube sensations Krissy & Ericka also took the spotlight as they opened for him during the shows.

The Korean-American hottie also charmed his way into the Filipino press and media in a press conference held at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel following a meet and greet affair at Red Box Karaoke. He also took part in a brief yet fun ‘round table’ interview with various print and online media representatives. Moreover, Jay Park’s TV guestings in local variety shows were also quite a spectacle. Apart from showcasing his pure talent, he also confidently shared random snippets about himself in one of the highest rating late night TV programs in the country.

Jay Park Live! in Manila is presented by MCA Music and Megaworld Lifestyle Malls in cooperation with Eastwood Richmonde Hotel (The Official Residence of Jay Park in Manila), Red Box (Rock Dine Roll), media partners: MYX (The Official Music Channel Partner), MYX Magazine, MYXPH.com, 97.1 Barangay LS FM Tugstugan Na!, Sparkling Magazine, Gadgets Magazine, OrangeMagazineTV.com, Yahoo! Philippines, Juan Manila Express, BusinessWorld, HerWord.com, Manila Concert Scene, Jay Effect Philippines and BND Hair Gallery Salon.

Jay Park’s NEW BREED Album is out now in CDs exclusively under MCA Music available at Astroplus and Odyssey Music & Video or online via www.mymusicstore.com.ph

Daniel Padilla' carrier single "Hinahanap-Hanap Kita"

Kapamilya star Daniel Padilla releases his first album titled “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita.”

Daniel Padilla

Daniel is one of the stars in ABS-CBN’s Sunday teen-oriented series "Growing Up". He is currently seen on top-rating primetime 'royal teleserye,' "Princess and I.”

According to him, one of his ultimate singing idol is international artist Michael Bubble.

The album was released by Star Records featuring six tracks include “Ako’y Iyo Ika’y Akin Lamang, “Pagsubok,” “Paniwalaan Mo,” “Prinsesa,” “Grow Old With You,”” and his carrier single “Hinahanap-hanap Kita.”

Daniel’s debut album will be available in selected record bars nationwide starting on May 28 (Monday). The carrier single is “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita” is now download on www.starrecords.com.ph,www.musicstore.ph, and on iTunes in www.amazon.com.

Petra Mahalimuyak will host Kanta Pilipinas

The beautiful and sexy Megan Ashley Rivera aka Petra Mahalimuyak will be the official online host of TV5’s upcoming show Kanta Pilipinas.

Petra Mahalimuyak


Petra’s video became viral on YouTube and social networking sites for having crazy and wacky videos teaching Pinoy on her beauty and health tips, impersonating actors, singing and dancing moves.

The 20-year old YouTube sensation became the endorsers of Dove Shampoo, Samsung, and Conditioner, KFC and Globe Tattoo.

So you better watch the “PASABOG” of Petra Mahalimuyak on “Kanta ng Pilipinas” that will be air on Kapatid network.

Boy Pick-Up Movie on June 6!

“Mais ka Ba? Ang CORNY mo ksi eh”..lolz.. Here is one of the examples of the pick-up line that so famous today in Pinoy vocabularies. But for Boy Pick –Up, it’s a different way. An example of this is ”Bagay ka ba? Masakit kasi ang ulo ko eh”.. huh? Look the differences.. The answer is not connected on the question.

Boy Pick-Up Movie

But you know what. Regal Entertainment and GMA Films presents "Boy Pick-Up the movie”. The movie cast members are the stars in the longest running comedy show in the country “Bubble Gang” including Ogie Alcasid, and Michael V. They joined also Dennis Trillo, Sarah Lahbati, , Sam Pinto, Eri Neeman, Solenn Heussaff and Gwen Zamo

"Boy Pick-Up the movie” is directed by Dominic Zapata and will hit theaters nationwide starting June 6, 2012.

Kit and Yves are nominated on PBB Teen Edition 4

Two of the cutee guys inside the Pinoy Big Brother house are nominated to be evicted next elimination night. They are Kit Thompson and Yves Flores. Both of them received the most no. of votes during the nomination night.



On the other hand, Alec Dungo, Ryan Boyce and Roy Dela Cerna are all in danger for violating one of rules in Kuya’s House. They talked about the nominating girls one by one so at least the boys will be remained the house. This is a BIG NO on the rules ok Kuya. They have given a task this week and whoever fails the given task will be automatically nominated and will complete this week’s list of nominees.

Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 airs at night on ABS-CBN.

Genius introduces Media Pointer 1000

The secret of a killer presentation is being able to connect and engage with your audience. Now the latest presenter from Genius – Media Pointer 1000, can solve your problems and help you make a professional presentation.

Media Pointer 1000


The Media Pointer 1000 from Genius is a handy multi-function presenter designed so you can deliver an impactful presentation. It features a unique LCD screen so you can control your presentation time effectively with the built in vibration function.

It features 2.4GHz wireless technology, time management and media mode functions. It works within a 10-meter range and the anti–interference function lets you move around an auditorium with confidence while presenting. With Media Pointer, you will have good interaction with your audience instead of only staring at the monitor.

A built-in LCD timer with a beep alerts you when 30 seconds are left and when the time is up. With this helpful function, you can manage your time easily. In addition, the LCD also shows battery life. Media Pointer has presentation and media modes. “Laser Pointer”, “Volume Up/Down”, “Next/Previous Track”, “Fast Backward/Forward”, “Play/Pause”, “Page Up/Down”, “ESC”, and “F5” are all in your hand to control.

Using a good tool is the beginning of success. Let Media Pointer bring you the convenience and efficiency for a great presentation.

Media Pointer 1000 retails at only Php2,390 and is locally distributed by MSI-ECS.

Alternative rock band "Lifehouse" Live in Manila 2012

I know for a fact that most of us know the band "Lifehouse" especially for those who love alternative rock song. They are known for the song “Hanging by a Moment”, “First Time” and of my favorite “You and Me". They will be having on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Lifehouse Concert in Manila 2012
Lifehouse Live in Manila 2012

Concert Date: May 26, 2012
Concert Venue: Smart Araneta Coliseum

Ticket Prices:
Patron VIP 5,500, Patron 4,500, Lower Box VIP 4,000, Lower Box 3,500, Upper A 2,500, Upper B 1,500 and General Admissions 800 (subject to 6% service charge).

Fall in love once again with American rock band, Lifehouse, as they take Manila by storm in an evening of extraordinary musical pleasure this May 26th at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Lifehouse’s leap to mainstream success started with the release of their international hit single “Hanging by a Moment” which became the Most Played Song in 2001. Written by Jason Wade, the song catapulted the band into commercial recognition. This was followed by other chart-topping hits such as “You and Me” and “Blind” from their self-titled album “Lifehouse” as well as “Whatever It Takes” from the album “Who We Are” all under MCA Music. Their latest album, “Smoke & Mirrors”, debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 marking the highest chart debut of their 10-year career. It sold 500,000 units in the United States and over two million worldwide, owning the charts for twenty consecutive weeks.

Most of the band’s songs were featured on TV series and motion pictures in the United States. “Everything” was used in the series Smallville, “All in All” in Scrubs while “Good Enough” was played over the end credits of the Disney film “The Wild”. The band’s ability to evoke emotions and effectively translate it into a song was what gained them their massive fan base over the years. Tracks like “Sick Cycle Carousel”, “Everything”, “Breathing”, “First Time”, “You and Me” and more, were played over and over again by loyal listeners worldwide. These songs captured the hearts of millions and left them wanting more.

Lifehouse is composed of Jason Wade on lead vocals/rhythm guitar, Ben Carey on lead guitar, Rick Woolstenhulme Jr. on drums and Bryce Soderberg on bass guitar.

Their albums are now out in CDs at leading record stores and online via www.MyMusicStore.com.ph under MCA Music.

For those who missed the American rock band who gave us the hits “Hanging by a Moment”, “You and Me’, and “First Time” perform last July 2008, now is your chance to see them again. LIFEHOUSE is set to perform on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tickets are available at all Ticketnet outlets or call 911-5555 for more information. Ticket prices are at: Patron VIP 5,500, Patron 4,500, Lower Box VIP 4,000, Lower Box 3,500, Upper A 2,500, Upper B 1,500 and General Admissions 800 (subject to 6% service charge).



Today is the LADY GAGA Day in Manila

Make some noise! Today is the LADY GAGA day. The "Born This Way Diva" is having a concert later at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Lady Gaga Concert in Manila 2012


Watch out for the explosive sing and dance performances of this super talented singer. Look out as well for her exotic dress and costumes during her concert.

I'm pretty sure that this concert is a big BLAST. 

As far I'm concern, the Lady Gaga concert is the first concert that will be held in SM Arena. There are some saying that this bigger than the ARaneta Coliseum..hmmm.. let me compare that as I watch the concert on the 22nd of May.

This will be a two-night concert.. First is later (May 21, 2012) and then tomorrow (May 22,2012).

I'm wondering who are the celebrities that will be spotted by my camera. So better watch out for  the photos and videos of that.. 



Lady Gaga Live in Manila 2012

Concert date: May 21 and 22, 2012

Concert Venue: SM Mall of Asia Arena

Sexy hunk Ian Somerhalder for Penshoppe

Do you know Ian Somerhalder? If you don't know him, he is playing Damon Salvatore in the US TV drama The Vampire Diaries. He also plays  Boone Carlyle in the TV drama series Lost.  

Ian Somerhalder For Penshoppe
 
This model actor is the newest endorser of the local clothing brand Penshoppe. He is now in the Philippines for series of photo shoots and to attend press conference.

He's  really a certified hunk. With his beautiful and sexy body, I'm surely everyone will hook on his looks.

Other international stats that became Penshoppe endorsers are Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer and Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick and American actor zac Efron.

Watch out for  Ian Ian Somerhalder's billboard along  EDSA.
 

Aiza Seguerra sings for the ERASERHEADS’ tribute album

Singer Song writer Aiza Seguerra joins solo artist and bands on Eraserheads' album -The Reunion.


Some of music industry's best artists unite in one album to pay tribute to the phenomenal contribution of the iconic Filipino pop-rock band, The Eraserheads. Released by Star Records and Star Cinema, “The Reunion: 



An Eraserheads Tribute Album" features 14 anthemic Eraserheads hit songs including 'Alapaap’ by 6cyclemind with Eunice of Gracenote, ‘Minsan’ by Callalily, ‘Overdrive’ by Vin Dancel, ‘Fine Time’ by Marc Abaya of Kjwan, ‘Super Proxy’ of Razorback with Gloc9, ‘Kailan’ by Ney and Yeng Constantino, ‘Kaliwete’ by Hilera, ‘Maling Akala’ by Itchyworms, ‘Ligaya’ by Mayonnaise, ‘Pare Ko’ by Johnoy Danao, ‘Ang Huling El Bimbo’ by Jay Durias, ‘Magasin’by Chicosci, ‘With A Smile’ by Aiza Seguerra with Mike  Villegas, and ‘Hey Jay’ by Tanya Markova. 



"The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album" is now available on record bars nationwide.

Get Ready for the Party Pilipinas PPTV this Sunday

Do you always feel like somebody’s watching you? Worry no more this Sunday because all eyes will surely be on Party Pilipinas PPTV!

Krissy, Ericka and Sabrina shine at Jay Park's concert

Krissy, Ericka and Sabrina are the Pinoy artists who joins Jay Park's Concert.


As Korean pop sensation Jay Park conquered Manila with his moves, MCA Music’s OPM artists—Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart Sabrina and YouTube Sensations Krissy & Ericka, also took center stage as they opened for him during his shows.

Krissy & Ericka and Jay Park
Sabrina impressed the audience with songs from her current album “I Love Acoustic 4” at Jay Park’s shows at Eastwood Mall Open Park last May 4 and Lucky Chinatown Mall last May 6. She also performed for the first time her latest single “Somewhere Down The Road” from her upcoming album “Acoustic Love Notes” which will feature radio and TV personality Joe D’Mango. Prior to the show, she bonded with the Korean superstar at Red Box Eastwood where they also posed for photos with Jay directing their poses. Sabrina continues to make waves in Southeast Asia which was proven by the recent Platinum awarding of her album “I Love Acoustic 4” in Indonesia.

Sabrina and Jay Park

Sister Krissy and Ericka meanwhile made an impact with their 3 song acoustic set last May 5 at the Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill. Jay Park was so delighted with their performance that he had to approach Krissy & Ericka to congratulate them before going up the stage to perform his own songs. Their single “12:51” from the album of the same title still rules the charts of radio stations from Luzon to Mindanao as well as music channels in the country. Krissy & Ericka is set to release their new single “In Your Arms”, another original song they wrote.