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ANDROID TV GLOBE AT HOME PLAN 1299

Android TV changing the way of watching TV

 

 Modern technology has brought upon us the birth of Smart TVs and for those who own one, it’s like having free cable subscription because of the built-in TV apps that comes with the system. And if you’re bored playing around with the apps or you want your mobile phones to access more videos and shows straight from your smartphone, all you have to do is get a Google Chromecast, download and install a casting app, and that’s it, enjoy 24/7 video-on-demand, just like the rest of the millennials around the globe. But what if you’re still stuck with a dumb […]

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Cinco de Mayo Promo at Crimson Hotel

 

 Celebrating my belated birthday this 2017 at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila became even more special with the opening of Buen Provecho, a Mexican buffet promo just in time for Cinco de Mayo. From May 5 until May 14, the hotel’s main restaurant Cafe 8 will serve tacos, burritos, tequila and more for lunch and dinner. I was lucky to have my lunch at Cafe 8 on the first day of the promo, hence I had the opportunity to hear the educational speech of Mexican Ambassador Julio Camarena Villasenor (educational as we learned so much from him about the origin […]

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Coachella Feels With Wanderland

 

 Wish granted! Thanks to Globe Telecom, I had the opportunity to blog about a music festival. It’s not just a simple, small-time event…it’s an annual, major kind of thing. I love attending music-filled happenings (Coachella music fest is still on my bucket list), as I enjoy those moments of discovering fresh talent and watching legends play live. What I love about Wanderland 2017 is not just being given special access to feature it here on the JME blog, but the new location that is very close to (my) home. The Filinvest City grounds was so perfect for Wanderland! Moreover, I […]

MOVIECLUB

Vault for Filipino content now available through MovieClub

 

 “Just play, not pay,” says the tagline for MovieClub, a free to download video-on-demand that features a vault for Filipino content such as content creators, studio libraries, film festivals, local and foreign award winners,  and independent films. The best part of it, it’s free! Yup, you don’t have to pay for subscription. It’s absolutely free to watch and download Filipino movies, locally and independently produced, local TV series, music videos, news, and sports. All you have to do is download the app via Google Play. It’s not yet available on Apple Store. You’ll have to wait if you’re using an […]

VIVO V5 PLUS PHILIPPINES LAUNCH

Most advanced selfie-technology Vivo V5 Plus launched at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium

 

  The much-awaited release of Vivo V5 Plus finally came with a head-banging and electrifying star-studded event last January 21 at the SM mall of Asia Atrium. The Vivo brand has been a major contender in the smartphone camera selfie segment since last year with the launching of Vivo V3 Max and Vivo V5. Vivo smartphone brand is now in the Top 5 premium global brand bringing in basketball superstar Stephen Curry as the official endorser of all Vivo phones, including the Vivo V5 Plus. The NBA star earlier said he believes in the brand’s values – energy, professionalism, and […]

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 […]

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2nd Wish 107.5 Music Awards (WMA) at the Big Dome

 

 Get ready for total energy performance at the 2nd Wish 107.5 Music Awards (WMA) happening this January 16 at the Big Dome featuring the country’s brightest OPM stars. Stellar artists set to grace the awards night include Morissette, KZ Tandingan, Zia Quizon,  Charice, Sassa Dagdag, Kris Lawrence, Michael Pangilinan, Jason Dy, and Marcelito Pomoy. The newly-formed Boyband PH and Tawag ng Tanghalan grand finalists Eumee Capile, Gidget Dela Llana, Pauline Agupitan, Maricel Callo, Marielle Montellano and Noven Belleza will complete the roster of A-list performers. For the 2nd WMA, a total of 75 music acts are vying under 13 categories. Special […]

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SM City Marikina distributed Bears of Joy to CSWDO Marikina

 

 SM City Marikina is a shopping mall located in Calumpang, Marikina, Philippines which opened in 2008. SM City Marikina is the 31st SM Supermall built in the Philippines, 14th SM Mall built within Metro Manila, and 3rd among other SM malls opened in the eastern region of Metropolitan Manila, after SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City and SM Center Pasig in Pasig City. SM City Marikina is located near in Marikina River and Riverbanks Center, situated along Marcos Highway. SM City Marikina was opened to the public on September 5, 2008, with opening ceremonies and ribbon cutting headed by then MMDA […]

PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION 2016

16 Topics that went viral on social media 2016

 

 Pokemon Go Everyone went berserk and crazy online as soon as Niantic’s Pokemon Go was released in the Philippines shore. Almost every 80s and 90s boys and girls were eager and have patiently waited for the announcement of this mobile game. The hype went to awesomeness. Strangely, the clamor has died down before 2016 ended its reign. Coldplay Philippines’ Concert When a Coldplay in Manila fan-made poster was posted online a few years back, it drew a lot of high hopes wishing for this popular band to make its first-ever concert in the Philippines. The wait was finally over when […]

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Christmas dazzles at SM Seaside City Cebu

 

 SM Seaside City Cebu, one of the largest SM malls in  the Philippines, is celebrating a whirl of Christmas dazzle with season of gladness and cheers to make every shoppers holiday merry and bright. SM Seaside City Cebu lighted up its gigantic 60-foot carousel-themed Christmas Tree signifying the mall’s dazzling holidays. The giant Christmas Tree is located at Mountain Wing Atrium where The Bradford United Church of Christ’s 100-Voice Choir presented their awesome The Glory of Christmas musical show yesterday, December 16 to the delight of all shoppers and guests. The Glory of Christmas musical presentation will return on  December […]

Coldplay Announce Asian Tour for April 2017

Coldplay finally rocks Manila! Pre-sale reservation of tickets for Globe customers starts Nov. 18!

 

 “Tell me your secrets and ask me your questions…” Almost all the music-minded people in the world have been preparing for this awesome news. And when the headline broke out, everyone just went “Yellow”! Coldplay have announced last Nov. 16 a run of Asian stadium shows for the acclaimed A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, including the band’s first ever concerts in Taiwan, the Philippines, and South Korea (they last played Japan in 2014 and Singapore in 2009). Tickets for the Asian dates go on sale on 17 Nov (Seoul), 18 Nov (Singapore, Tokyo) and 24 Nov (Manila, Taipei). “Look […]

SENNHEISER SOUND FORUM

Sennheiser Sound Forum

 

 Sennheiser is way no doubt one of the prestigious brands when it comes to audio lines of product. Many prefer Sennheiser because of the clear, crisp, and hi-def it provides for all audio needs, big or small events, public or private use.   Audio specialist Sennheiser is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones, and wireless transmission systems. It was founded in 1945 by electrical engineer Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser.  Last July, Sennheiser launched its inaugural Sound Forum in the Philippines for a physical experience of Sennheiser premier products through an experiential presentation of its high-end headphones. The […]

BAKOOD FESTIVAL 2016 MARCHING BANDS DRUM BATTLE SHOW COMPETITION

Bakood Festival 2016 MUSIKO Marching Band, Drum Battle, and Show Competition

 

 It was our first time to cover Bakood Festival and it was a great opportunity to watch marching bands from different provinces and region of the country as they gallantly paraded their costumes and uniforms for the whole day in the streets of Poblacion in Bacoor, Cavite last Saturday. The Marching Bands Parade was part of the Bakood Festival 2016 MUSIKO and Bacoor’s 345th Founding Anniversary celebration highlighted with the Drum Battle, Show Competition, and Awarding Ceremony attended by town head Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla. This blog was part of the social media and online sites who were invited by Edwin Guinto of the […]

FILSCAP PIONEER MOVE ON LANG SONGWRITING COMPETITION

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 […]

RAK OF AEGIS

Rak of Aegis’ 5th year returns with fresh faces and theater stalwarts

 

 Rak of Aegis is a musical theatrical play that has been creating stir of wonderful reviews since it began five years ago. Rak of Aegis is Philippine Educational Theater Asscotian’s (PETA) hit comedy welcome break from the grueling summer heat as the company gears toward celebrating its 50th year. Different actors and actresses have been assigned to the Rak of Aegis roles over the years, and for 2016 new breed of fresh faces and theater stalwarts headline the show with extraordinary spectacle of rain and flood set to run from June 17 to August 28, 2016 with whopping 82 shows. […]

STAR MOVIES MOVE-A-THON GRAND WINNER THE KPOP MOVEATHONERS

5-member team The KPop Moveathoners bags P200k at Star Movies Move-A-Thon

 

 There were about 200 participants for this year’s second Star Movies Move-A-Thon held at Houze Manila at the basement of Remmington Manila Hotel in Resorts World Manila complex. Move-A-Thon is a movie marathon that required non-stop dancing from contenders who wanted to be declared the Philippines’ ultimate film lovers. These individual were grouped with respective 5-members per team and to beat the 24-hour clock, moving and dancing to the soundtrack of Annie, Magic Mike XXL, Frozen, Pitch Perfect 2, Happy Feet 2, Mama Mia, and of course, Dirty Dancing. The group that made it as the last team standing was […]

UNICEF X CEBU PACIFIC X CHANGE FOR GOOD

Cebu Pacific and UNICEF rise for children’s health and nutrition campaign

 

 UNICEF and Cebu Pacific partners for Change for Good campaign which will make a child’s first 1000 days disease-free and well taken care of. Each currency that every Cebu Pacific flying passengers donate to Change for Good will go directly to UNICEF to fund the daily needs of less-fortunate kids in the Philippines up to their 1,000 growing days.   *I always fly to different countries and have seen these on-flight donations and I wonder to myself, ‘when are we going to have this project in my country where an airline will support UNICEF’s Change for Good?’ shared actress Anne […]

ERASERHEADS REUNITED 2016

Eraserheads ‘reunited’ one more time

 

 Last night, rock band Eraserheads made a surprise appearance and made every Eheads fans dream came true after seeing Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Buddy Zabala, and Raimund Marasigan together in one stage, one more time. The surprise concert-themed gig happened last night during the unveiling of the new logo for a telecommunication company held in Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The Philippine alternative band gained popularity in the 90s and even to the day that the band disbanded, fans became even more interested and curious of their next move. Individual members of Eraserheads formed their own bands and are still active in […]

MANILA X FESTIVAL AT THE GLOBE CIRCUIT EVENTS GROUND IN MAKATI

Fashion + Music amped #ManilaXperience in Makati

 

 Manila X Founder and Creative Director John Lozano’s inspiration to give every Filipino an access to fashion and to help them discover and embracing their individuality with the help of music came to life with the staging of Manila X Festival last June 4, 2016. Four themed fashion shows were styled by duo Rain Dagala and Em Millan, Bang Pineda, John Paul Dizon and Myrrh Lao To. Hip retail website Zalora also held its own show. Manila X Festival was under the helm of Paolo Valenciano, each fashion show were scored by live musical acts from The Juans, Thyro and Yumi, […]

JBL ACOUSTICAL SPACE REOPENING IN SM MEGAMALL

JBL Acoustical Space reopens in SM Megamall with improved access to audio products

 

 JBL Acoustical Space under Beyond Innovations Inc. reopened its recently renovated audio store in SM Megamall with improved access to HARMAN’s award-winning products from legendary brands such as JBL™, harman/kardon™ and AKG™. JBL Acoustical Space features award-winning products from HARMAN’s brands, including home audio products, high-performance loudspeakers and headphones for everyone from sound aficionados and tech gurus to music lovers and style seekers. The event also marked as the official grand opening of JBL Acoustical Space which is located at the 4th floor Cyberzone, the technology and lifestyle center of SM Megamall. This event, attended by JBL/HARMAN and Beyond Innovations executives, dealers and […]

GAL GADOT AS WONDER WOMAN

Wonder Woman steals the show from Batman and Superman with spine-chilling ‘Is She With You’ badass movie soundtrack

 

 ‘Brutal, fierce, and brave’ that’s what comes into my mind upon hearing the double-edged electric guitar “Is She With You”  riff when Wonder Woman came in to steal the show from Batman and Superman who were battling Doomsday as the ‘creature’ wrecks havoc in Metropolis and Gotham City in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This is no spoiler, by the way, as we’ve all seen this already in trailers. It was a perfect grand entrance for the Amazon Princess, summing up for the total of her 7 minutes on-screen presence, until we see her next time on her own movie. […]

OPPO BRAND ENDORSER SARAH GERONIMO AT THE OPPO MUSIC FEST

OPPO F1’s Selfie Expertise gets the spotlight at OPPO Music Fest

 

 The OPPO Music Fest, headlined by OPPO endorser Sarah Geronimo, Up Dharma Down, Marc Marasigan, Victor Pring, Marga on the Mic, Kat DJ, and Deuce Manila’s Patty Tiu,brought to the fore the selfie expertise of the F1 last Friday, March 18 held at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds in Makati. Our field writer went there early to catch the happenings before and during the music fest. And of course, one major attraction for the crowd was a replica of the OPPO F1 camera phone, which was attached to a giant selfie stick – the biggest one used in a festival in the […]

JBL #AMPLIFYPASSION

JBL celebrates music and sound appreciation through #AmplifyPassion campaign

 

 JBL recently held a two-day event of music and sound appreciation to celebrate with their consumers the pursuit of burning desire to excel in their own passion. The event at Glorietta Activity Center last March 10-11 and dubbed #AmplifyPassion, held displays of of JBL’s extensive line of headphones that fit everyone’s interests and needs to push them further with JBL’s signature sound and design. Aside from the exhibit of JBL, Yurbuds, AKG, and Harman Kardon’s extensive headphones line, mall goers had their chance to experience the lifestyle behind each of the featured products. It also included a two-day hologram concert that feature […]

PLUS63 MUSIC FESTIVAL 1ST WAVE

Plus63 music fest debuts in time for Sinulog 2016 weekend celebration

 

 Named after the Philippines’ country code, Plus63 music fest debuted first wave at Cebu International Convention Center Grounds in Mandaue City last January 16 as Cebu province celebrates Sinulog 2016. Crowds flocked CICC grounds from 3PM to 4AM and all dance and rock to the beat and music of Plus63 performers which included local band Powespoonz, DJs The Zombettes and Mark Marasigan, and headlined by Steve Angello. I arrived at the venue past 12 midnight and bought a ticket for PHP 1,200 sold on the day itself. The ticket price was higher compared from the tickets sold for early birds. […]

RIVERMAYA REUNION GIG BRINGS BACK NOSTALGIA

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 […]