Bugoy Drilon in his sold-out first major solo concert, “Bugoy: One Day, One Decade” at the KIA Theater, September 25, 2018
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — OPM act Bugoy Drilon marked a decade of musical journey with his sold-out first major solo concert, “Bugoy: One Day, One Decade” at the KIA Theater last Tuesday, September 25.
Performing before a jam-packed house, the 28-year old recording artist showcased his versatility by rendering hits from various music genres — reggae, retro, ballad and pop.
Produced by Wish 107.5, with the support of its partners UNTV, Radyo La Verdad, Star Music, and Star Events, Drilon’s anniversary show impressed with a star-studded line-up of guest performers, including his music buddies, R&B crooners Daryl Ong and Michael Pangilinan, pop-rock superstar Yeng Constantino, soul supreme KZ Tandingan, The Voice runner-up and pop belter Klarisse De Guzman, Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 scholars Liezel Garcia, Cris Pastor, Hansen Nichols and Miguel Mendoza, Wishcovery’s grand champion Princess Sevillena and runners-up Kimberly Baluzo, Louie Anne Culala, Carmela Ariola, and Ace Bartolome.
Bugoy Drilon performing with Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan
From his humble beginnings as a farmer and a maintenance worker to recording artist, Bugoy has come a long way with his passion for music.
As the singer walked down memory lane and revisited his music throughout the years, he expressed gratitude to Wish 107.5’s innovator Kuya Daniel Razon.
“Thank you for granting my greatest wish – to have my own solo concert. Thank you for this great opportunity to show my talent,” said Bugoy.
Above all, he said he is thankful to God for the gift of singing, a talent he can share with the world.
For Kuya Daniel, a staunch supporter of Original Pinoy Music (OPM), the show is part of Wish 1075’s commitment to be the Filipino talents’ gateway to the world.
The concert concluded with Bugoy’s power performance of Matisyahu’s “One Day”, a song he first performed as a Wishclusive rendition in the Wish Bus with over 80 million views on YouTube. — Yssa Jalmasco (with reports from Mon Jocson)
Wish Bus USA all set for the much-awaited debut in Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, USA – The iconic Wish Bus is all set for its much-awaited debut in Hollywood on October 8 (Monday) local time.
According to resident DJ Robin Nievera, aside from Filipinos, the Wish Bus will also welcome local artists from across the United States to sing on board for their music to be heard and have their Wishclusive videos seen on YouTube.
“We’re also going to find international acts, locale people from here to come on the bus. Anyone is invited on the bus as long as they sing their own songs and bring their flavor to it. Everyone is invited. So we’re going to get a bigger variety of genres, people and personalities on their own, (in) this bus,” he said.
The Filipino original Wish Bus is equipped with state-of-the-art audio and video facilities, an all-automatic technical room and installed with high definition cameras in all angles for that superb audio and video quality.
The “driver’s pit” also has a camera so that the DJ will be able to talk to the driver while on live broadcast as they travel through tourist destinations in a specific location.
To add to the excitement, DJ Robin said the Wish Bus has a lot more surprises in store as it hit the road starting with California and hopefully across states.
“That’s gonna be a surprise. That’s gonna be something that we’re all gonna talk about here on the bus but that’s gonna be something that we’re looking for to do,” he said.
The Wish Bus will have Filipino balladeer Christian Bautista and Los Angeles YouTube singing sensation Karensita on board as the first feature artists for the iconic bus’ pilot broadcast at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Wish Bus’ official daily live airing will start at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time (7:00 a.m. in the Philippines) up to 12 midnight in California.
Wish Bus performances will be viewed on its Youtube Channel www.youtube.com/wish1075live. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Kalvin Manaig)
Wish 107.5’s Wishful 5 gets warm welcome in Iloilo
FILE PHOTO: Wishful 5
Wish 107.5’s Wishful 5 has once again hit the road with the second leg of their Wishcovery concert tour in Iloilo City.
The singing talents of Philippines’ biggest online singing competition has recently embarked on a concert tour which kicked off in the Queen City of the South, Cebu City on September 11.
The second stop of their concert was held at Robinsons Place Pavia, where the Wish champions showcased their musical prowess to Ilongo wishers.
The singers were also joined by OPM’s veteran singer-songwriter Noel Cabangon and Wishcovery host R&B Prince Kris Lawrence who expressed gratitude to Illongo fans for their warm welcome and support.
Cabangon, who is set to take part in Wishcovery 2, expressed hope of discovering musical gems for his camp in the challenge.
As the audition for the next musical talents continues, Wish 107.5’s Wishcovery Season 2: “The Singer and The Song” is set to kick off this October on country’s No. 1 FM YouTube channel. — Yssa Jalmasco (with reports from Leslie Longboen)
UNTV, MCGI extend assistance to stranded Filipinos in Hong Kong
A UNTV volunter distributing snack packs to stranded Filipinos in Hong Kong International Airport.
HONG KONG – Some Filipino tourists were robbed of their dream vacation after a strong signal number 10 Typhoon Mangkhut battered the island state over the weekend.
Some of them were first time travelers who did not expect that their excitement would end up in dismay because instead of a comfortable hotel bed, they were compelled to sleep on chairs and eat at the airport.
“Ang hirap po dahil, ang mahal po ng pagkain dito. Tapos wala man lang pong nag-assist sa amin, ni tubig or mahigaan man lang dahil napakalamig po ng sahig dito,” said one Filipino who refused to be identified.
Some of them were vacationing Filipino workers.
Janice Ebo was supposed to take a vacation home in the Philippines. But she did not hear any advisory from her airline company regarding the cancellation of her flight. She was only informed upon her arrival at the airport.
“Hindi ako naabisuhan na na-cancel pala iyong 11:30 na flight, so nakapunta na ako dito,” she said.
Janice was just among the few stranded Filipinos at Hong Kong International Airport who received assistance from volunteers of UNTV and Members, Church of God International (MCGI). Aside from providing them with snacks and drinks, the group also coordinated with the concerned airline companies for immediate rebooking of flights of the stranded Filipinos.
“Napakaswerte namin, kahit ganito ang nangyari sa amin. Hindi pa rin po kami pinababayaan ni Kuya Daniel, salamat po Kuya Daniel sa tulong ninyo po sa amin. Nawa’y magpatuloy po ang kabaitan mo sa ibang tao sa katulad naming OFW na nagtatrabaho, dito. Sana marami pang blessings na darating sa iyo,” Janice said.
Susan Degula and Venus Ragragio, also among the stranded Filipinos, expressed gratitude to the UNTV and MCGI for their assistance.
“Kung hindi po dahil sa inyo, hindi po kami makakauwi agad. Maraming-maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat,” said Susan. – Marje Pelayo (with report from Ferdie Petalio)