Wishcovery Season 2 The Singer and the Song album gets gold and platinum awards

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 5, 2019   •   2896

Wishcovery Season 2 The Singer and the Song album gets gold and platinum awards after their album launch on Tuesday (June 5).

The eight Wishcoverees finalists also showed off their talent at the Araneta Coliseum Tuesday night during the The Singer and the Song concert.

Wishcoverer-composer Jungee Marcelo was elated with the performance of the Wishcoverees.

“Finally, you see the fledgling little kid that you trained and then she did everything that you asked her to do and more and seeing her finally perform the song even better,” he said.

Composer Noel Cabangon also expressed his excitement for their musical wards. “I’m really proud of our Wishcoverees because they’re very good and now they have a portfolio, one of the things that they can show,” he said.

Following the album-launching concert, Wishcoveree grand finalists, Rhea Basco and Paula Guevarra shared their overwhelming experience.

“Hindi ko maiwasang maluha kasi habang kinakanta ko ang song ko na parang, ‘andito na kami,’ (I couldn’t help but tear up while I was singing my song I thought to myself, ‘we’re here’)” Rhea said.

Paula hopes that their songs will boost the public’s patronage of Filipino music.

“Sana po iyong album namin ma-inspire lahat ng mga Pilipino na i-patronize pa din ang OPM, (I hope our album inspires Filipinos and patronize OPM)” she said.(with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

A travel tour without leaving the comforts of home? Trip ko ‘to!

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 28, 2019

A breathtaking view of Mount Pinatubo’s summit crater lake.

It can be tiring to look at your social feed filled with vacation photos and all you can say is, ‘sana all’. It is more tiring if the only travel you’re experiencing is going to the office and being stuck in traffic.

What you need is a vacation.

But if you are a couch potato, Trip Ko ‘To travel show can inspire you to jump off your seat and start planning your dream vacation.

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If you want to travel but don’t know where to start, Trip Ko To will teach you to Go Places Smartly (GPS) through its wide range of topics:

•           Day Tour – stroll places in just a day from sun rise to sun down

•           Accommodation Hop- compare hotels and inn rates according to amenities and ambiance of your choice.

•           City Guide – wandering the urban places and meeting its localities as well as trying their best foods on a very affordable cost

•           Do It Yourself – tips on travelling your own choice of places with your own itinerary

•           Extreme Activities – provide lists of activities that surely trigger an adrenaline rush to your veins

•           Beached – tour around the finest beaches around the chosen destinations.

•           Business Travels- the corporate but relaxing ambiance for the most busy people

•           Food Trip – everybody loves foodies will surely fired-up after seeing delicacies lauded by the natives

Starting this December 1, 2019, join us every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. on UNTV as we fly, drive, and cross the seas! Go Places Smartly at Trip Ko ‘To!—AAC

PHLPost launches Pinoy Music Icons Stamps

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 19, 2019

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has launched the “Pinoy Music Icons stamps” on November 15 at the historic lobby of the Manila Central Post Office.

The “Pinoy Music Icons stamps” proudly honors the iconic OPM Artists Rene Garcia, Rico J. Puno, and Pepe Smith.

This is in celebration of the 252nd Anniversary of the Philippine Postal Service and the 25th year of National Stamp Collecting Month (NSCM).

The Manila Central Post Office (MCPO) has opened its lobby for a special exhibition of the Icons’ memorabilia from November 16 to 22.

OPM Artists Rene Garcia, Rico J. Puno, and Pepe Smith, according to PHLPost had paved the way for the further enhancement of Original Pilipino Music.—AAC

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

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