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Rivermaya Is Back With A Heavy Rock N’ Roll Feels Single ‘Manila’


 Thanks to Azrael, I woke up to the sound of the ‘new’ Rivermaya. Heavy with the rock n’ roll feels, it looks like the Filipino rock band has finally ‘found’ its right place back once again. For more than 23 years, Rivermaya has been currently moving in circles with different lineup since frontman Bamboo Mañalac departed from the band in 1998. The unexpected departure paved the way for Rico Blanco to assume the primary vocals with remaining member Mark Escueta. Perf de Castro and Nathan Azarcon were replaced by Kakoy Legaspi, Mike Elgar, and Japs Sergio in 2001. Japs penned […]

WMA2 Gives back via WISHclusive Elite Circle


 Wish 107.5 obtained a 236% increase in the number of its YouTube channel subscribers for 2016, making it the fastest-growing channel in the country according to a year-end report released by YouTube Philippines. Raking in a total of 439,407 new subscribers this year, the Wish 107.5 YouTube page now has around 690,000-strong following. It is a treasure trove of over 400 WISHclusive videos that continually earn praises from music lovers and stars here and abroad. WISHclusive Elite Circle Achieving this feat is yet another milestone for the station whose advocacy of bringing the Filipino musicality to the global arena has […]


Parul Shah-Maggie Wilson and Eric & Rona Tai survived The Amazing Race Asia first race leg in Jakarta


 The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 premiered last October 13 on AXN and the Philippines’ two teams completed the first race leg in the highly anticipated launch of the Race at the National Monument in Jakarta. 11 teams from 6 different countries started out the first leg and was reduced to 9 when two of the participating teams weren’t able to make it when they were disqualified immediately in the race. Celebrity host Allan Wu revealed a surprise and shocking twist at the starting line. For Filipino fans, it was great to know that teams of husband-and-wife team Eric & Rona […]


FILSCAP and Pioneer launched Campus Caravan and songwriting competition


 Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc. (FILSCAP), the sole and official music copyright society in the Philippines, together with Pioneer, one of the top life and non-life insurance companies in the country, launched today the FILSCAP Campus Caravan, a college songwriting talk that aims to guide aspiring musicians in the different aspects of songwriting. The FILSCAP Campus Caravan will visit De La Salle University-Manila, San Beda College Alabang, UP Diliman, University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo De Manila University, San Beda Alabang, University of Makati, and Ateneo De Davao to have a songwritibg workshop talk. A face-to-face sessiob with […]


Rivermaya reunion happened while you were sleeping last night


 “Rivermaya reunion happened while you were sleeping last night” That was the catch phrase Roxanne Nebres, concert photographer, posted on her Facebook page, accompanying a video of the song “Himala” performed by no-less than the original members of the 90s rising Pinoy Rock era band, Rivermaya. Perf De Castro, Nathan Azarcon, Mark Escueta, and Rico Blanco reunited last night at 19 East of what could be a sign for an upcoming reunion in the future. Bamboo Manalac (also known as Bamboo), lead singer of Rivermaya first generation, was invited but unfortunately he was in the US when this all happened. The reunion […]


The much talked about Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach’s Swimsuit Pasarela – at least for the guys who were just awaiting for this part!


 Here is the video of the much talked about Swimsuit Pasarela of crowned queen Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wutrzbach. Thanks to a live streaming as seen from FOX TV and shared runway rehearsal uploaded on YouTube by MISS UNIVERSE and Pageanthology 101. As the narrator fearlessly said it, “Wow! Philippines is in the house!” She’s a stunner and a crowd favorite. No wonder all of the judges voted for Pia Wurtzbach. We dig deeper for the rest of the male readers here. Raise your flags, guys! And you’re welcome! By the way, pasarela is Spanish for runway or catwalk in […]


PLDT HOME congratulates Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach


 It’s just fitting that PLDT HOME is very proud of Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, who is their brand ambassadress for PLDT HOME DSL, after the controversial and dramatic Miss Universe 2015 results seen as live on December 21,2015. Following her coronation, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will be greeted with a lot of congratulatory remarks as she broke the 42-year old drought of the Philippines race for the Miss Universe title crown. Wurtzbach bested 80 women from various parts of the globe to claim the country’s third Miss Universe title. She follows in the footsteps of Gloria Diaz who won in 1969 and Margie […]


Apple Delleva wins Grand Champion title in McJim Dreams Get Real Season 2


 The competition had a head-to-head results between Apple Delleva and Carmella Ravanilla, who both landed on the same spot just before McJim Dreams Get Real Season 2 winner was announced on stage inside the fan-crowded venue of Music Museum last November 9. The result, a product of manager/producer/pr marketing guru Chris Cahilig, went on to reveal the lone winner for the night as the crowd anticipated who among Apple and Carmella should carry the title, to which a PhP 100,000 cash prize from McJim Classic Leather, artist marketing support, and a talent management contract was awarded to the winner that night. “This is the […]


#AlDubEBTamangPanahon beats World Cup #BRAvsGER and Super Bowl records


 Filling up the 55,000 seats of Philippine Arena would be too easy for any marketing events with their fullest battalions of supporters but breaking Twitter‘s World Cup and Super Bowl records with the most number of tweets for a single event is one amazing story. And the #AlDub phenomenon continues its magic streaks as the #AlDubNation successfully pulls over 39.5 million tweets, a record-breaking number, even beating their previous record of 28.5 million tweets in 24 hrs. On September 25 – 27, #ALDubEBForLove almost broke Super Bowl Twitter record of 28.4 million set on February 1, 2015. Yesterday, when Eat Bulaga held a three-hour, no […]


ASOP 4 ‘Song of the Year’ to win P500k on Grand Finals Night


 The much-awaited A Song of Praise (ASOP) Year 4 Grand Finals Night happening on October 13 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum will be awarding the best from the 12 grand finalists who will win “Best Music Video Award”, “People’s Choice Award”, “Best Interpreter Award”, 3rd runner-up, 2nd runner-up, 1st runner-up, and this year’s “Song of the Year” that will bring home PhP 500,000 in cash for the composer and interpreter of the song. Now on its 4th year, ASOP Music Festival continues the year-long contest to bring people closer together an strengthen their faith through music. This year’s songs to […]


Original and catchy love song take on AlDub fever uploads on YouTube


 It cannot be denied that social media has a great part in making the AlDub phenomenon a success and it has been attributed by the people behind it. The major catapult is the right timing, perfect combination, masa-appeal, and spontaneous act, whereas even the Eat Bulaga hosts don’t know what will happen next in the afternoon Kalye Serye. Social media has been kind to people who want to share their talents and passion. In this case, YouTubers The Antonio Duo showcased their original composition ‘The AlDub Song‘ as it fits to the widely hit saga of actor Alden Richards and newcomer Maine […]


Starbucks Philippines honors outstanding Coffee Masters through Coffee Ambassador’s Cup 2015


 Now on it’s 9th year, Starbucks Philippines’ Coffee Ambassador’s Cup 2015 celebrates the arts and science of making coffee and honors outstanding Coffee Masters in the Philippines. The competition started way back in 1999 originated as a friendly competition called Battle of the Beans among its partners. “Since 1999, Starbucks Philippines has been conducting these competitions as a way to recognize our outstanding partners (employees) who show excellent knowledge and passion for coffee. This competition provides a chance for us to nurture and inspire our partners to develop their skills in the coffee industry,” Joel Cruzado, learning and development manager said. Brewing coffee […]


Meet the Top 10 McJim Dreams Get Real: The Search for the Next OPM Star Season 2 finalists


 Now on its 2nd year, the McJim Dreams Get Real: The Search for the Next OPM Star competition have revealed the Top 10 contestants who will all compete for the grand prize come November 9, 2015 to be held in Music Museum. The 10 finalists come from different walks of life—students, freelance singers, and professionals, among others. A lot of them acknowledged that the intensity they felt in our competition made it quite different from the competitions they had joined in the past. Let’s meet the Top 10 Viewed 45583 times by 4512 viewers ADMINJuan Manila Express is a magazine-themed blog […]


Brainly announces #BrainlyDoodle Contest


 Do you like to draw? Imagine millions of Brainly users worldwide seeing your artwork! It’s very easy to take part in. Draw your doodle. Make it be unique, quirky, colorful, and engaging. The technique and theme is up to you, but it should demonstrate what is great about learning and your favorite school subjects. Post it to your Facebook (make sure it is set to public, in other case it won’t be visible), Twitter or Instagram account. Use the hashtag #BrainlyDoodle. That’s all, folks! The deadline for submission is August 7. The winner will be announced on Brainly’s various social media […]

RCBC IT Girls Next Generation # 4 Angelica Corporal, # 5 Joanna Day ,#8 Azusa Masu, and #9 Emmalyn Morcoso.

RCBC IT Girls Next Generation winners named


 Twenty-four beautiful young ladies vied for the title of RCBC Life and Style Expo IT Girls Next Generation on a grand awarding of the search held last Sunday, June 7 at Robinsons Place Manila. The search for the next RCBC IT Girls Next Generation winners embodied not just a pretty face but must-have a smart attitude in life. The four winners were awarded with cash prizes and title recognition. RCBC IT Girls celebrity endorsers Liz Uy, Isabelle Daza, and Georgina Wilson judged the competition together with RCBC Bankard Services Corporation VP and Business Head for Co-brands/Partnerships & Corporate Initiatives Ms. Irene D. Taylo, RCBC National […]

Stunning Zsa Zsa Padilla sharing matters regarding her most anticipated comeback at the concert scene.

‘Divine Diva’ Zsa Zsa Padilla returns to concert scene with ‘Beginnings’


 Taking the stage of Newport Performing Arts and Theather at Resorts World Manila, iconic female OPM recording artist Zsa Zsa Padilla is back to celebrate the 32nd chapter of her career in the entertainment industry Confessed being a bit challenged after being away from performing at concerts for 6 years, Zsa Zsa is now ready to take another exciting plot in her life sharing the stage with her daughter Karylle and the “Concert King” Martin Nievera. “I really need kind of a push, kase pag matagal ka talagang nawala sa concert scenes it’s not that easy, parang, ‘you know, building your audience again,” Padilla expressed during her presscon held last May 27 at Resorts World Manila. Named after her newest album released by PolyEast Records, “Beginnings”, it was helmed by respected musical director Homer Flores featuring Padilla’s covers of laid-back music together with a 13-piece band and 3 back-up vocalists promising to unleash the best of her 32 years in showbiz. Among the songs that she will perform includes “All of Me” by John Legend, “Quando, Quando, Quando,” “Quizáz, Quizáz, Quizáz,” with some of her revival songs from the latest album, OPM and foreign medleys and her original tracks such as “Hiram,” Kahit na,” and “Ikaw Lamang.” Padilla gave a ‘Divine Diva’ version on songs including “If I Could” by Regina Belle and “One Hello” by Randy Crawford in “Beginnings” subsequent to her album in 2013 “Palagi” which was released after the loss of Comedy King, Dolphy. “Beginnings” opens with a revived track from 70s’ pop ballad of Walter-Murphy titled “Just a Love Song,” with the rest of the songs of her personal choice. “PolyEast Records and I were urged to come up with an album that I hoped everyone would enjoy. 10 tracks of some of my favorite music from the 70s’ and one song from 8Os’,” said Padilla.  Zsa Zsa Padilla with “Beginnings” will amp NPAT on July 31 produced by Resorts World Manila in partnership with Ultimate Shows, Inc. Viewed 38684 times by 4463 viewers Theresa InoncilloJournalism student, intern at the momentMore Posts – Website

Photo gallery exhibit during the announcement of the categories for the fifth season of HIPA

HIPA announces categories for its 5th season


 Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has been known to inspire photographers all over the world through its message of photographic excellence. As a continuation to their legacy, they are opening their fifth season to all photographers all around the world who can capture photographs depending on the given categories. HIPA announced the categories for their newest season–Happiness, Wildlife, Father and Son, and General Category during the event held last May 28, 2015 at SM Aura Premier, Atrium. There will also special awards to be given apart from the winners per category. These are Photography Appreciation Award and […]

IPTL 2015 PRESS CONFERENCE. (left to right): Christopher John Quimpo, Smart Sports Marketing; Gary G. Dujali, VP and Head of PLDT Home; Edgar C. Tejerero, President of SM Lifetsyle Entertainment, Inc. and co-owner of Philippine Mavericks; Abhishek Ponia, VP of Operations, International Premier Tennis League; Jean-Henri Luillhier, Co-owner and Team Manager, Philippine Mavericks; Haresh Hiranand, Co-owner, Philippine Mavericks; Kevin Belmonte, Co-owner, Philippine Mavericks.

PLDT HOME Fibr brings the most prestigious league to the country


 PLDT HOME Fibr brings over 30 of the most iconic names in tennis to invade the country from December 6-8 together with the newly renamed Philippine Mavericks in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL)’s final leg in Manila. Led by its Vice President for Operations Abhishek Ponia, the IPTL is formally bared the 2015 edition of this prestigious undertaking which features the top Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the players from Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), as well as few well-known names in one is considered as one of the most popular sports on the planet. Formerly known as Manila […]

Aiza Seguerra with three of the talented musicians; the men behind the successful album

Aiza Seguerra brings new flavor to Maestro Ryan Cayabyab’s songs


 With the new album, Aiza Seguerra pulled off a soothing vibe to the irresistible compositions of the ever hailed man in the music industry, Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, leaping onto another voyage as a singer During the album launch last May 21 at Brentwood Suites, Quezon City, Seguerra, backed up by three musicians, performed the tracks included in the album live in front of Universal Records Managers, guests and invited media. Admittedly challenged while working out on the album labeled as “Araw Gabi: Mga Awit ni Maestro Ryan Cayabyab,” Seguerra believed to have successfully nailed the best rendition he wanted for […]

On the left side is Gwyneth Dorado, a ten-year-old singer who incredibly made it to the grand finals of Asia's Got Talent

Asia’s Got Talent Pinoy grand finalists’ return, share upcoming plans after the big breakthrough


 Four celebrated Filipino grand finalists of the recently wrapped up talent competition, Asia’s Got Talent, were warmly welcomed on their comeback, May 21, at URBN Bar and Kitchen, Bonifacio Global City With all the victories achieved, the contestants, namely, El Gamma Penumbra, Junior New System, Gerphil Flores, and Gwyneth Dorado, came home with humility despite their exposures on a global stage surrounded with flashing lights. “Sa lansangan po talaga kami lumaki, nagkaroon lang po kami ng studio nung natagpuan po namin ‘yung manager namin,” the hip-hop group, Junior New System humbly shared. “Bale nagpapatibay po ng loob namin po buhat […]

Question and answers portion during the BPI Sinag launch (From left to right: Rob Crisostomo, Ateneo Graduate School of Business Dean Rodolfo Ang, Ateneo Center for Social Entrepreneurship Director Danilo Ocampo and BPI Foundation Executive Director Fidelina Corcuera

BPI Foundation partners with Ateneo Center for BPI Sinag, a competition to empower social entrepreneurs


 “Be the change, be the light”, this is what BPI Foundations envisions that came up to the idea of BPI Sinag, a businessen plan competition aimed to empower entrepreneurs with a social mission, as well as to create jobs and deliver basic services to those at the bottom of the pyramid. It was then executed in its launch last May 21, 2015 at Mind Museum in Taguig City. BPI President and CEO Cezar P. Consing explained, “We have to do business in a way that produces positive side effects. That way, more people would benefit—our shareholders, clients, and employees will […]

IPTL 2015 PRESS CONFERENCE. (left to right): Christopher John Quimpo, Smart Sports Marketing; Gary G. Dujali, VP and Head of PLDT Home; Edgar C. Tejerero, President of SM Lifetsyle Entertainment, Inc. and co-owner of Philippine Mavericks; Abhishek Ponia, VP of Operations, International Premier Tennis League; Jean-Henri Luillhier, Co-owner and Team Manager, Philippine Mavericks; Haresh Hiranand, Co-owner, Philippine Mavericks; Kevin Belmonte, Co-owner, Philippine Mavericks.

International Premier Tennis League to bring ‘All-Star’ tennis players to the country


 From its success last November 2013, the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) in partnership with Coca-Cola brings ‘all-star’ tennis tournament to the country featuring top-ranked international tennis players. The press conference happened this Thursday (May 21, 2015) at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. “The Philippines will be another exciting leg of the IPTL’s tour,” said Abhishek Ponia – VP of Operations, IPTL. Also, IPTL team is very excited to bring the event to the country again for its second season because ‘the Philippines had a great record in audience attendance last year’ in November; this only proves that the […]


AXN Asia’s official statement in response with the announcement of ‘early result’ of AGT Grand Champion


 Though it was a bit frustrating for the nation who kept glued patiently waiting for the announcement of Asia’s Got Talent Grand Winner, AXN Asia has always been positive even if the announcement came in ‘as early’ even before the scheduled program was aired on AXN Channel.  “We trusted that our audience would respect our request for no spoilers on social media prior to the official telecast on AXN. Unfortunately, certain members of the audience could not contain their excitement,” said AXN Asia on its statement following El Gamma Penumbra‘s early announcement as winner in the talent competition, Asia’s Got […]

Fifth Dynamics, one of the awarded winners of McJim Classic Leather “Dreams Get Real: The Search for the Next OPM Star”

McJim Dreams Get Real: The Search for the Next OPM Star up for second season


 Declared champions of the first McJim Classic Leather “Dreams Get Real: The Search for the Next OPM Star” are now impressively creating names in the local music industry considering that it’s been just a year since they got the title With all the help of McJiM, last year’s triple-tie winners, namely, Fifth Dynamics, JBK, and Neo Domingo, raged the OPM charts with their viral hits and went to different malls, bars and corporate gigs across the country, as well as radio and television appearances. Composed of Joshua Bulot, Bryan Del Rosario, and Kim Lawrenz Ordonio, JBK, with the group’s R&B-infused […]

Hale performs in the first-ever Spotify Sessions in the Philippines.

Spotify celebrates 1st year anniversary with the biggest comeback of 2015


 Spotify, the most popular music streaming application, celebrates its first birthday in the Philippines on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. In the event, they have spilled that Philippines emerged as its second fastest-growing market globally and its biggest market in Asia-Pasific. The music streaming service has already reached 2.5 billion music streams from Pinoy music lovers in just a year from launch–highest streams accumulated from any Asian Market in just one year since launch. Sunita Kaur, Spotify Asia’s Managing Director, expressed how they are ‘thrilled by the warm welcome’ from the Filipino music fans. She also mentioned, “We want to celebrate a […]