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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 5, 2019   •   2456

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.)

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)

People overseas are texting their ‘number neighbor’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 7, 2019

Another trend has been storming Twitter.

Netizens overseas are messaging their “number neighbor”.

A number neighbor is an individual whose phone number is identical to your number except for the last digit.

Some were able to get free life advice from their number neighbor.

Some number neighbors have become friends.

Others, however, are not so friendly…

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One texted a neighbor two years before it became a trend.

5 struggles Pinoy commuters face during rainy season

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 2, 2019

FILE PHOTO: Filipinos wade in a flooded street during a downpour in Quezon City, Philippines. (Ritchie Tongo/PVI)

After months of dry spell, rain has finally come. There is something about the dark skies, the sound of the pattering rain on rooftops that make everyone want to just stay home.

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Students hope for class suspensions, but for the working class, no matter how heavy the downpour is, work is work. Whether you are a student or an employee, there is additional struggle in commuting while it is raining.

Kahit saan baha

Aside from heavier traffic, flood is among the top struggles of commuters. Shoes get ruined and areas get more accident-prone.

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Kung relasyon nga nasisira, payong pa kaya?

It’s when you thought you’re ready for the downpour, then your umbrella suddenly gives up on you.

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Surprise!—random vehicle

While waiting for a ride which is already scarce due to the rain, a car suddenly decides to drive through the puddle in front of you.

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Iyong patagilid iyong buhos ng ulan

When finding ways to stay dry is futile. May payong ka nga, basa ka pa rin.

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5 hours sa EDSA, 2 hours sa pila

The travel home after work is the worst when it rains. You can’t escape the traffic, you can’t escape the long UV-express line. Trying to book a Grab or even Angkas is like trying to win a lottery.

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But despite the struggles, we push through—for our family waiting at home or for our pets, even. Ulan lang iyan.

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What’s your rainy season struggle?—AAC

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