OPM continues to thrive in the 32nd Awit Awards

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 9, 2019   •   349

OPM continues to thrive as the 32nd Awit Awards gives recognition to Filipino artists as well as the people behind making world-class Filipino music.

The Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) in partnership with Breakthrough & Milestones Productions Inc. (BMPI) will present the longest-running music awards on October 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Frontier Theater.

It will feature live performances of Juan Karlos, IV of Spades, Ice Seguerra, This Band, TNT Boys, Autotelic, Unique, Moira, Elmo Magalona and The Hardware Syndrome, Jayda, Janine Teñoso, Inigo Pascual, and Gary Valenciano.

Some of the 32nd Awit Awards Finalists include:

Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist

  1. Isabela Vinzon – Right Now (MCA Music)
  2. Jaya – Hanggang Dito Na Lang (Star Music)
  3. Sarah Geronimo – Isa Pang Araw (Viva Records)
  4. Janine Teñoso – Di Na Muli (Viva Records)
  5. Marion Aunor – Akala (Viva Records)
  6. Kiana Valenciano – Caught U (Warner Music)

Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist

  1. Juan Karlos – Buwan (MCA Music)
  2. Darren Espanto – Poison (MCA Music)
  3. Gary Valenciano – Ililigtas Ka Niya (Star Music)
  4. James Reid – Right There (Viva Records/Careless Music)
  5. Mark Carpio – Ako Na Lang Sana (Warner Music)

Best Collaboration

  1. Mikee Misalucha & Joe Ramos – For The World (GMA Music)
  2. Erik Santos & Regine Velasquez-Alcasid – Pagbigyang Muli (Star Music)
  3. Moira dela Torre feat. Iñigo Pascual – Langit Lupa (Star Music)
  4. Julie Anne San Jose feat. Fern – Down For Me (Universal Records)
  5. Moira dela Torre & Nieman – Knots (Warner Music)
  6. Blue Jean Junkies & Julz Savard – Blue (Warner Music)

Best Performance by a Group Recording Artist

  1. StickFiggas – Ubasan (MCA Music)
  2. CRIB – Ibang Araw Na Lang (MCA Music)
  3. BRWN – So Good (MCA Music)
  4. TNT Boys – Sitsiritsit (Star Music)
  5. This Band – Kahit Ayaw Mo Na (Viva Records)

Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist

  1. Leila Alcasid – Completely In Love (Star Music)
  2. Jayda – Happy For You (Star Music)
  3. Maris Racal – Love Is Easy (Star Music)
  4. Shane Dandan – Nag-iisa (Viva Records)
  5. Elise Huang – Coffee (Warner Music)

Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist

  1. Chan Millanes – Tuldok (Polyeast Records)
  2. Juan Miguel Severo – Walls (Polyeast Records)
  3. Just Hush – Maikee’s Letters (Viva Records)
  4. Unique – Sino (Viva Records/OC Records)
  5. Ethan Loukas – Para Sa Akin (Warner Music)

Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artist

  1. BRWN – So Good (MCA Music)
  2. Quacid – Pagkagising Ko (Star Music)
  3. TNT Boys – Sitsiritsit (Star Music)
  4. This Band – Kahit Ayaw Mo Na (Viva Records)
  5. Bopek – HNNP (Warner Music)

There are also finalists in Creativity Category, Technical Achievement Category, as well as, Album Packaging Excellence & Music Video Category.

BMPI’s The Wishfuls, Rhea Basco, Bradz and Plethora will be presenters during the awards night.

The 32nd Awit Awards will have a delayed telecast on UNTV News and Rescue Channel on the same day at 9:00 p.m.—AAC

OPM wins! Here is the list of winners at the 32nd Awit Awards

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 11, 2019

‘Queen of Hugot Songs’ Moira dela Torre wins big at the 32nd Awit Awards with three awards. (Photo: Moira dela Torre Facebook Page)

Moira Dela Torre took home three awards for Music Video of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year.

“OPM is constantly evolving and every single time it evolves, it brings a new flavor to the already great OPM scene,” she said.

Here is the list of winners at the 32nd Awit Awards held at the New Frontier Theater on Thursday (October 10):

Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play

“Isa Pang Araw,” Sarah Geronimo for the movie “Miss Granny”

Best Ballad Recording

“Hanggang Dito Na Lang,” Jaya

Music Video of the Year

“Tagpuan,” Moira dela Torre

Album of the Year

“Malaya,” Moira dela Torre

Song of the Year

“Tagpuan,” Moira dela Torre

Record of the Year

“Ang Awit Natin,” Janine Teñoso

Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist

“Isa Pang Araw,” Sarah Geronimo

Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist

“Buwan,” Juan Karlos

Best Collaboration

“Knots,” Moira dela Torre and Nieman

Best Performance by a Group Recording Artists

“Kahit Ayaw Mo Na,” This Band

Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist

“Happy For You,” Jayda

Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist

“Tuldok,” Chan Millanes

Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artists

“So Good,” BRWN

Best Pop Recording

“‘Di Na Muli,” Janine Teñoso

Best Rock/Alternative Recording

“Buwan,” Juan Karlos

Best World Music Recording

“Jak En Poy,” Bullet Dumas

Best Dance Recording

“Sarung Banggi,” Sam Concepcion

Best Rap/HipHop Recording

“Lagi,” Gloc-9 feat. Al James

Best R&B Recording

“Take It To Forever,” Jona, Jay-R, and REQ

Most Streamed Single 

“Tagpuan,” Moira dela Torre

Most Streamed Album

“Malaya Moira dela Torre

Special Dangal Award

Francis Magalona

Other special awards: 

Favorite Song & Favorite Record


Favorite Male Artist

Juan Karlos

Favorite Female Artist

Sarah Geronimo

Favorite New Male Artist

Just Hush

Favorite New Female Artist

Maris Racal

Favorite Group & Favorite New Group

TNT Boys

Favorite Album

“Breakthrough,” Julie Anne San Jose 

Favorite Collaboration

“Down For Me,” Julie Anne San Jose and Fern.

Favorite Music Video

“Sugarol,” Maris Racal

Netizens offer suggestions to improve traffic flow in Metro Manila

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 12, 2019

After the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) conducted the dry run of provincial bus ban on EDSA, several netizens has thrown in their suggestions on how to solve severe traffic.

Facebook page Waterdiet suggests giving more space to public utility vehicles (PUV).

Another netizen, Louwie Gan suggested banning private cars during rush hours instead of banning provincial buses.

Meanwhile, EDSA traffic chief Bong Nebrija said they are open to suggestions for solving severe traffic in Metro Manila.

“We need to conceptualize this based on our setting proposed this to the policy makers get it approved and get it funded then we implement it,” he said.—AAC (with reports from Mon Jocson)

Fans mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 9, 2019

Beatles cover band members walking across Abbey Road crossing, re-enacting the iconic shot | Courtesy: Reuters

Fans took turns taking a photo at the place where The Beatles shot their Abbey Road album cover 50 years ago.

It is one of the world’s most iconic and recognizable album covers, and Thursday (August 8) marks the 50th anniversary of the day the classic Beatles Abbey Road photograph was taken.

On August 8, 1969, The Fab Four walked across a zebra crossing in St John’s Wood, North London, for the image caught on the cover of their classic album.

The photoshoot was the work of photographer Iain Macmillan, a good friend of The Beatles, who is said to have taken the photos in only 10 minutes.


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