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New Wave Night with China Crisis and Peter Coyle

 

 My growing up years are in between the 80s and the 90s, hence I got exposed to new wave music at the age of five. My biggest influencers happen to be the two sons of my mom’s best friend, who I remember back in the day are big fans of new wave bands, had huge posters of their idols in their bedrooms, collected their vinyl records, and maintained the “tsunami wave” hair 24/7. I missed the previous China Crisis Manila concert, so I promised myself I’ll make time for the repeat this year. The timing was even perfect because they’re […]

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7-Eleven Kicks Off Rock Back To School Concert Series With Moonstar88 And 6Cyclemind

 

 7-Eleven is celebrating a significant milestone as it turns another year older by giving back to its loyal customers and the communities they serve through a series of concerts, promos and more treats starting this July 11 to thank them for all the support and continued patronage. The celebration kicks off with the launch of the latest CLiQQ promo and treats while popular rock bands debut the Rock Back To School caravan at Eton Centris Walk in Quezon City. CLiQQ Every Day! Deals Launch The fun starts with the launch of CLiQQ Every Day! Deals where CLiQQ users can choose […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Is The Best Friendly Neighborhood Movie Ever

 

 Okay. Tobey Maguire’s webslinger paid attention closest to the costume of the Amazing Spider-Man but what we can say more to Tom Holland’s version is the childhood feel that resonates with the look of Queens’ friendly neighborhood superhero in this film franchise from what it is in the cartoon and comic book. Tobey was the closest Spider-Man we had until Tom came along. Watching Spider-Man: Homecoming makes you feel drawn into the cartoon and comic book nostalgia. Even celebrity host and entrepreneur RJ Ledesma noticed interesting similarities to Spider-Man: Homecoming from its cartoon and comic book counterpart. “There were two […]

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Sarah Geronimo Delivers Onstage And Online #87000 Jollibee Facebook Live Perfromance

 

 Pop Star Royalty Sarah Geronimo treated her fans to an entertaining and upbeat performance broadcasted live via Facebook from 55 Events Place in Quezon City this afternoon. Sarah G., together with Jollibee, appeared before loyal Popsters in an unforgettable event worthy of its own hashtag. Hosted by Gelli Victor, fan-favorites Sarah and Jollibee gave the attendees the chance to learn the hottest moves and the LSS jingle from the new #87000 TVC. Fans who tuned in on Facebook Live were able to catch Sarah G. having fun with her loyal fans, and even peek into her personal Jollibee favorites and […]

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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 […]

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Charlie Puth’s Fans Get A Dose of ‘Attention’ At The Uptown Mall

 

 Even the heavy rains couldn’t stop unwavering fans from coming to Uptown Mall in Bonifacio Global City to hear Charlie Puth’s newest single ‘Attention’ and see local bands perform some of Puth’s hit songs via Wish 107.5 FM’s Wish Bus team up with Warner Music Philippines. Asia’s Soul Siren Nina also made a comeback today marking it as her ‘first public appearance’ where she sang some of her past hits and a cover of ‘Attention.’ ‘Attention’ is a funk and disco-injected pop rock tune released late in April this year. The groovy mid-tempo track is the lead single of Charlie’s […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]