Category Archives: EVENTS

BRUNO MARS for BENCH.

Needless to say, Bruno Mars now endorsing BENCH is one good move for the company. Seriously Bench is making a big name since then. You can check the billboard now EDSA corner Magallanes

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TONI GONZAGA invades Araneta! (September 30, 2011)

Toni Gonzaga fans will be delighted as Toni herself will literally invades the concert scene Third quarter of the Year. Entitled, “Toni Gonzaga Invades Araneta” The concert event will be on September 30, 2011. Details will be posted here and any upcoming information will be posted here as well on rodMagaru.com.

Toni gonzaga polularized the hit singles such as “We Belong”, “Catch Me, I’m Fallin”, “I’ve Fallen for You”, “Take Me, I’ll Follow.

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WESTLIFE Live in Manila! September 29, 2011

So did you just say a little pray? Because WESTLIFE Manila Tour is now confirmed. This September 29, 2011, thursday at exactly 8pm at the Araneta Coliseum. Reminisce the songs that captivated the hearts of many Pinoys during their time!

Westlife has performed live duets with some of the biggest names in the music industry including: Sinéad O’Connor (“Silent Night”), Donny Osmond (“Crazy Horses”), Mariah Carey (“Never Too Far/Hero Medley”), Secret Garden (“You Raise Me Up”), Lionel Richie (“Easy”), Ronan Keating (“The Dance”), Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries (“Little Drummer Boy”), Roy Orbison (“Pretty Woman”), Delta Goodrem (“All Out Of Love”), Raymond Quinn (“That’s Life”), Leehom Wang (“You Raise Me Up”), Mary Black (“Walking in the Air”), Kevin Spacey (“Fly Me to the Moon”), Do (“Heaven”), JLS (“Flying Without Wings”), Boyzone (“No Matter What”), Various artists “All-Stars” (“That’s What Friends Are For”; “Merry Christmas Everybody”; “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday”) and even their fathers (“That’s Life”).
-Source WIKI

Ticket Prices:
Patron P4,500
Lower Box VIP P4,500
Lower Box P3,000
Upper A P2,500
Upper B P1,500
Gen Ad P600

Check the Westlife Live in Manila FB Page.

Tickets on sale starting Monday, July 18 at Ticketnet (9115555) or http://www.ticketnet.com.ph

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MEGA MAGAZINE July 2011 Cover is DIVINE LEE

MEGA reveals a glimpse of the future this July in an issue that names the next generation of industry movers and shakers. On the cover this month is no other than style icon and designer favorite Divine Lee, who shares how the road to her success was never paved in gold.

MEGA MAGAZINE also reveal the fresh batch of fashion graduates who are set to shape the future of Philippine design. Finally, join MEGA as it explores a new media platform in its latest reality TV show, Gen M: The Search for Mega’s Fashion Crew, where we set out to discover who the next top makeup artist, hair stylist, fashion stylist, model and photographer is.

Photography by BJ Pascual and Art Direction by Mica Santos.

Visit MEGA SITE HERE: LINK

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ROCK and ROLL at RED BOX FOR FREE!

You and your 4 friends can win a free Red box Party! Click at the link below to know more about the “Party like a rock Star At Red Box”

CLICK HERE: GO TO SITE

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PILIPINAS GOT TALENT Season II Grand Finals (Araneta Coliseum)

Who will be the next PILIPINAS GOT TALENT Season II Grand Winner. I will be attending the live performance night at the Araneta Coliseum on Saturday at 8:45 p.m., and the live results night on Sunday, June 26, 8:15 p.m. on ABS-CBN. PGT is hosted by Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford with Kris Aquino, Ai-Ai de las Alas and Freddie M. Garcia as judges.

SINGERS: Madrigal Siblings of Cainta, Rizal; acoustic heartthrob Jem Cubil of Talisay, Cebu; young balladeer John Michael Narag of Mabini, Pangasinan; Pinoy Bruno Mars Buildex Pagales of Digos City; tween trio DJP Trio of Bacolod, Negros Occidental and male diva Marcelito Pomoy of Imus, Cavite will

DANCERS: They are dance groups Freestylers of Calamba, Laguna; B4 of Baguio City; and Filogram of Baguio City; tapdancing brothers Happy Feet of Libona, Bukidnon and powerdance duo Leoniel Enopia and Elizabeth Dazo of Bacolod, Negros Occidental.

MAGIC, HULAHOOP, BAND: Rico the Magician from Caloocan, Angel Calalas from Cainta, Rizal will do her and Skeights.

I will post all photos from live performances tomorrow night. Who’s your bet?

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UPCOMING: The ADVENTURES of Pureza: Queen of the Riles!

The next Star Cinema offering is a Melason Romantic comedy Indie Film. The Adventures of Pureza: Queen of the Riles Starring Melai Cantiveros, Jason Francisco, Joem Bascon, Bianca Manalo, Martin del Rosario and Bekimon with the special participation of Pokwang and Miss Gina Pareño under Star Cinema.

1ST TEASER:

The film is directed by Soxie Topacio and written by Gina Marissa Tagasa.

Photo Credit by Bekimon (Bern)

I will post all updates regarding the movie and Im sure everyone is exctied for #MELASON. Well they represent the masa in a sense that people can relate. They are funny and real thats why i love their team up.
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Ed Westwick’s New POSTERS for PENSHOPPE (2011)

Truth is I really dont know him until he visited Manila. Ed Westwick, aka Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl, is now the newest Penshoppe endorser for its 25th-anniversary pre-Holiday 2011 to Summer 2012 Collection. Here are the new poster released by PENSHOPPE for Ed Westwick.

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COMPLETE LISTS of Winners! 1ST YAHOO OMG Philippines (2011)

The 1st YAHOO PHILIPPINES! OMG! Awards last night was held at the Republiq Bar. Hosted by JM Rodriguez and Andi Manzano. It was indeed the talk of the town for the fast few weeks though Im not sure (or maybe not explained to me) titles of some of the winners. It didnt have a “Major Impact” at all on me.

Here are the complete lists of Winners:

Hottest Actor – Piolo Pascual
Hottest Actress – Jennylyn Mercado

Breakthrough Male Artist – Coco Martin
Breakthrough Female Artist – Cristine Reyes

Funniest Comedian – Vice Ganda
Funniest Comedienne – Eugene Domingo

Awesome Young Actor – Albie Casiño
Awesome Young Actress – Kathryn Bernardo

Amazing Male Newcomer – Alden Richards
Amazing Female Newcomer – Ritz Azul

Favorite Male TV Host – Luis Manzano
Favorite Female TV Host – Toni Gonzaga

Coolest Male Singer – Christian Bautista
Coolest Female Singer – Charice
Coolest Band – Parokya Ni Edgar

Fashion Designer of the Year – Joey Samson

OMG! Celebrity of the Year – Shalani Soledad
OMG! Major Impact – Shamcey Supsup

Special Awards:
CLEAR Man Award – Piolo Pascual
CLEAR Woman Award – Sam Pinto
Pond’s Natural Beauty – Shamcey Supsup
Sunsilk Award – Alodia Gosiengfiao
Wi-Tribe Award – Somedaydream

Most Animated Celebrity of the Night – Barbie Forteza
Most Watched Celebrity of the Night – Marc Nelson
Sweetest Couple of the Night – Victor Basa and Divine Lee

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Breaking: The 2011 MMFF MOVIES Revealed!

Im sure everyone is waiting for the line up for the upcoming 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival! Im a big fan of this Local celebration of our Movie industry.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) executive committee actually have extended the submission of scripts for this year’s MMFF entries from May 30 to June 9. Without further ado, here are the movie titles that made it to the list of MMFF 2011! It seems like the forces of BOX OFFICE KING and QUEEN will be in one movie! Star Cinema’s Entry will surely give the audience the most coveted riot this December.

Shake Rattle is also now on its 13th movie while Kris Aquino and Dingdong dantes will be paired for the first time. Bong Revilla and JudyAnn Santos again will be a part of this years Film fest!

The Official 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival entries for this year have been announced.

1. Enteng ng Ina Mo, starring Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai delas Alas; Tony Y. Reyes as director.
2. Hototay, starring John Lapus, Ruffa Gutierrez, Andi Eigenmann, Lovi Poe, and Melai Cantiveros; Joel Lamangan as director.
3. Mr. Wong, starring Robin Padilla and Angelica Panganiban; Tina Dayrit and Rechie del Carmen as directors.
4. My Househusband, starring Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos; Jose Javier Reyes as director
5. Panday 2, starring Bong Revilla, Phillip Salvador, Marian Rivera and Iza Calzado; Mac Alejandre as director.
6. Segunda Mano, starring Kris Aquino and Dingdong Dantes.
7. Shake Rattle & Roll 13, starring Eugene Domingo, Paulo Avelino, Albie Casino, Maricar Reyes, Kathryn Bernardo; Lunod will be directed by Chris Martinez, Tamawo will be by Richard Somes, and Parola by Jerrold Tarog.8. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, starring Dennis Trillo, Heart Evangelista, Carla Abellana, and Ritz Azul

Who do you think will be this year’s MMFF BOX OFFICE FILM?
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My Movie Review of FOREVER AND A DAY (Star Cinema)

MY Movie review of FOREVER AND A DAY.

“Kaya mo bang mahalin ang isang taong alam mong mawawala rin sa’yo?”KC Concepcion as Raffy Salvador.

“It took me a day to fall in love… and it will take me forever to say goodbye” Sam Milby as Eugene Servero.

I’ve been hearing this line since last week and I actually have my answers ready. Initially one would say “YES, I can”. But after watching the movie, I had a different perspective on how I look at it.

Directed by one of the box office directors in our country Cathy Garcia Molina, the story of Forever and a Day is not just about pairing a love team, tackling a love story nor finding the kilig among the leads. This is one of the Star Cinema’s most realistic stories ever made since Tanging yaman in 2000. A star studded Premiere night last Tuesday at Megamall cinema 10 made an impression that fans are really anticipating the first team up of Sam Milby and KC Concepcion.

KC Concepcion

The story is about a man who pushes himself to the limits, a man who is always up for the challenge. He is proud. He only lives from himself. He then meets a woman one day, a woman who is more cautious in life, a woman who teaches him to embrace and appreciate life, love and all its smallest blessings.

I have seen KC concepcion’s movie “For the First Time, Til I met you and I’ll be there. And I must say that KC is a revelation in this movie. She made me feel like I’m looking at Raffy Salvador (her character in the movie) and not the KC concepcion. A woman who struggle for life and accepting her fate. I guess I have proven what Direk Cathy is saying during the presscon, “The KC we never knew.” Her acting is so real but not too pushy.

Sam Milby

The movie started with the introduction of Sam’s character. An Established guy who has a very rewarding career (Athletic shoe designer ) and family. Some work related conflicts brought him to take some time off and get to enjoy his time with his friends. Matet De Leon I must say played a very important supporting role in this movie. Without her, I think it would be harder to reconnect serious real life situation to chill and fun. Robi da Rosa’s character was not elaborated in the film as older brother of Sam (Eugene) but made an impression that favoritism in some of the families exists.

Sam’s acting in this movie is also impressive. Aside from his almost fluent tagalog (which I think he is the fastest learner among those who’s willing), he surprised the audience that he was more than the smiling guy. The way he threw a dramatic line is just fine.

The movie also shown how great our country is in terms of tourist destinations. We know Boracay, Palawan and Davao. But Bukidnon and Cagayan De Oro are worth visiting! I fell in love with Tinago falls in Iligan City. A very heartwarming view of smokey and verdant falls is so refreshing and breathtaking that I would want to visit Bukidnon anytime soon. I’ve also learned that the longest Zip line in Asia is in Bukidnon. If I’m not mistaken the movie mentioned about 840 meters!

KC Concepcion and Sam Milby

There may not be kilig scenes at all times but it was forgivable since the plot explains why. The story was narrated in a gracious way and at some point you would feel your dry throat since some of the lines are real life situation. Truth is, I realized a lot in this movie, or should I say I was again reminded of precious things in life that need not to be wasted. I can say that the story is predictable but it doesn’t discredit the movie of how it was being told.

Technically, cinematography has been StarCinema’s masterpiece. It also has a timely musical scoring especially at the latter part of the movie.

Again with the question of Raffy, “Kaya mo bang mahalin ang isang taong alam mong mawawala rin sa’yo?” I am impressed with how Eugene answered it.

“Hindi.. Dahil hindi ko sya hahayaang mawala sa akin..”

Forever and A Day opens Yesterday, June 15 in more 100 theaters nationwide. 4 out of 5 STARS. And on Saturday, June 25 Premiere with Sam Milby 12:00pm at Tribeca Performing Arts, New York!

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Forever And A Day: Star Cinema’s 18th Anniversary Offering

On its 18th Anniversary, Star Cinema proudly brings another Cathy Garcia Molina film. A story of a compelling love story, a celebration of beauty of love and life > FOREVER AND A DAY. Starring two of the country’s most sought leading role in the big screen, Sam Milby and KC Concepcion.

FOREVER AND A DAY is an endearing love story, shot in the country’s most scenic locales Bukidnon and Cagayan de Oro. It was needed for sam’s character to show how much he pushes himself to the limits and KC’s character who is willing to take the risk just to conquer her fears. I am a big fan of Cathy Garcia Molina films and Im sure she pulled the best of Sam and Kc in this movie.

The story is about a man who pushes himself to the limits, a man who is always up for the challenge. He is proud. He only lives for himself. He then meets a woman one day, a woman who is more cautious in life, a woman who teaches him to embrace and appreciate life, love and its smallest blessings. Together they take the journey that teaches them to conquer their fears and the humility and courage to accept the things that one cannot control. But will love prevail even if destiny tries to prevent it from happening?

Some of the memorable lines in the movie are as follows:
“It took me a day to fall in love… and it will take me forever to say goodbye”
Eugene Servero (Sam Milby)

SAM MILBY

“Kaya mo bang mahalin ang isang taong alam mong mawawala rin sa’yo?”
Raffy Salvador (KC Concepcion)

KC CONCEPCION

Direk Cathy shares to us during the presscon “Star Cinema never banks on the relationship. Alam mo ‘yung hindi naman tayo yung tipo na nagki-create na kunwari nagkagustuhan ang mga artista para lang kumita ang pelikula. You know, John Lloyd and Toni, pinatunayan yan. Even John Lloyd and Bea.”

While filming the movie, KC and Sam had to do extreme sports themselves. This includes zip lining and whitewater rafting (I LOVE!). Both have gone out of their comfort zones, all for delineating what could be the career-defining roles of their lives. I am expecting that the movie will have something that will suprise the audience in the end, a big twist. As they always emphasizes, this is the story of love and life.

Forever and a Day” opens in over 100 theaters June 15th 2011. Celebrity Premiere night will be at SM Megamall Cinema 10 on tuesday June 14, 2011.

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CHECK: Bubusugin ulit namin kayo. June 10, 2011 (MAX’s)

Will there be another Chicken all you can? It seems like Max’s restaurant is trying to persuade us with a very interesting teaser. I cant help it, Im excited.

The last time I remember was we pigged out on Max’s Ayala for the Chicken All You can. Today, June 7, 2011 Max’s will announce another surprises and treats for all of us. Soon as I have the information I will update this one. So keep checking it here. Im sure you want something free and exciting promo!

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Lets Save Palawan. No to mining in Brooke’s Point

Last June 8, 2011 I was invited by the ABSCBN Foundation to partake in the discussion and Press Presentation of the Petition for Saving Palawan, one of the ABSCBN Foundation’s initiative to preserve the beauty and richness of the archipelago.

The Save Palawan Movement has launched a “No to Mining in Palawan” signature campaign in the hope of putting an end to mining activities in Palawan, known as the Philippines’ Last Ecological Frontier. The campaign aims to raise ten million signatures to deliver a strong message to the Philippine and Palawan governments so that they would finally say no to mining in Palawan and help protect one of the Philippines’ last remaining treasures.

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MacroAsia, a big mining firm, allegedly brought thirty “fake” indigenous people. These so-called tribal chieftains showed support on MacroAsia despite opposite views from the majority of indigenous people from Brooke’s Point.

“Mining is not the way to go for Palawan.In this age of climate change and global warming any economic development that does not recognize and revere the web of life should be thrown in the dustbin.” Gina Lopez, Managing Director of ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.

Mount Mantalingahan, one of Palawan’s 33 watersheds, is located within Brooke’s Point. Mount Mantalingahan, with its lush forest and pristine rivers, is in threat of mining activities once Certificate of Precondition is granted to MacroAsia.

Palawan has 40 percent of our country’s remaining mangrove areas, 30 percent of our coral reefs, at least 17 Key Biodiversity Areas, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and eight declared protected areas.

According to official information, between June 15 and 17, the NCIP will convene an en banc meeting to decide on the issuance or non- issuance of the Certificate of Precondition to MacroAsia Corporation. The eventual endorsement of this important document will allow MacroAsia to proceed towards the next step: getting the (Strategic Environmental Plan) SEP clearance from the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD).

Im inviting everyone to please support the ten million signature campaign to Stop Mining in Palawan . The beauthy and richness of Palawan is the wealth and pride of the country, it is the wealth of the world. Log in to www.no2mininginpalawan.com

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