#RP612Fic: PH Independence Day reimagined

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 12, 2019   •   1969

If today’s generation were to retell our history, it will surely be through memes.

In celebration of the country’s Independence Day, netizens posted their funniest memes on Philippine history with “Republic of the Philippines June 12 fiction” or “#RP612Fic”

The #RP612Fic gives a modern and witty take on the retelling of Philippine history. It is currently one of the top trending topics on Twitter.

There are posts that are relatable especially if you are one of the commuters who have experienced a train breakdown.

The #RP612Fic posts also mix history with fictional characters or other famous personalities.

Others posted memes to imagine the reactions of historical figures. This was when Josephine Bracken got kilig.

A historical take on the country’s public transportation.

#RP612Fic never fails to entertain netizens and has even become a popular staple now in the celebration of Philippine Independence Day.

Who knew that Willem Dafoe was at the 1986 EDSA Revolution?

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 10, 2019

Before trying to take down Spiderman as the Green Goblin, Hollywood actor Willem Dafoe was at the EDSA People Power Revolution in 1986.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, the actor recalled how he marched with thousands of Filipino people who wanted then President Ferdinand Marcos to step down from his office.

Dafoe flew to Manila to work on the film Platoon, for which he was nominated best supporting actor.

“I arrived in the Philippines and my plane was the last plane in because there was a revolution. ‘Sit tight, the movie’s canceled, we’ll get you out when we can.’ So for about three or four days, me and a couple of other people that were there ahead of time were out on the streets with the people.

After the revolution, the movie resumed production and Dafoe, along with the other casts and film crew, returned to the country to shoot the movie.

“It was an incredible feeling because it was a revolution that happened for the most part without violence,” he said.—AAC

Wish 107.5 reaches 7 million subscribers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 29, 2019

This has been a good year for Wish 107.5 as they power through to remain as the number one FM YouTube channel in the country after reaching seven million subscribers on October 28.

It was in March this year when Wish 107.5 reached 5 million subscribers. A few months after, 6 million subscribers was reached and it continued to rise to 7 million.

Wish FM has never stopped to live up to its name as the ‘Gateway to the World’ for local artist as they showcase talents from all around the country through the Wish Bus. This proves that Original Filipino Music (OPM) continues to flourish.

Wish is also known as the ‘Music Station with a Heart’ for their various forms of advocacy, from recognizing talented local artists to providing assistance to their chosen charity.—AAC

OPM continues to thrive in the 32nd Awit Awards

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 9, 2019

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

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