Thursday, September 27, 2012

X – Factor Philippines says Goodbye to JERIC Medina!!!!

X – Factor Philippines Final 5 perform for the “Revival” theme at PAGCOR Theater, Paranaque city last September 22, 2012. It was an impressive show from Allen Sta. Maria (Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream), Gab Maturan (Paolo Santos’ Moonlight on Paris), Daddy’s Home (Side A’s Tell Me), KZ Tandingan (Adele’s To Make You Feel My Love) and Jeric Medina (Eric Gadd’s Dou You Believe in Me).

X – Factor Philippines with the ever gorgeous KC Concepcion.

Daniel Padilla and Khalil Ramos perform at the X – Factor Philippines Result night (Revival theme).

Meet the bottom 2 (Daddy’s Home and Jeric).

This is the hardest part to the judge/mentors to choose among the bottom 2 (who will they send home?).

And the saddest part!!! After he perform his survival piece (I Don’t Wanna Missed a Thing) Jeric sent home via “Deadlock”  with text vote of 16.74% versus 19.63% of Daddy’s Home.
And the X – Factor Philippines Final 4 are KZ Tandingan and Allen Sta. Maria (Charice’s Girl category), Gab Maruran (Martin’s Boy category) and Daddy’s Home (Gary Valenciano’s Group category).

October 6 -7, 2012 will be the last Performance and Result night, who will be part of Final 3? X – Factors Philippines will air right after Maalaala Mo Kaya (Saturday) and Sarah G. live (Sunday) at Kapamilya network.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Star Cinema's "The Mistress" (A blockbuster movie of 2012)

On its second week, “The Mistress” already exceeded the Php 100 million box office mark. “The Mistress”, Star Cinema’s latest offering top billed by Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz is continuing to break records in its second week of screening in 200 cinemas in the Philippines and selected cinemas in different parts of the world.

After watching this movie last Wednesday with my friends (Joy, Lyn, and Lani) at Greenbelt 3, I personally commended Bea and John Lloyd and also Direk Olivia Lamazan for their wonderful piece. I’ve seen a different Bea and John Lloyd in this movie. And also I like the controversial ending that captured not just mine but everyone’s hearts that moved the audience to watch “The Mistress” over and over again.

“The Mistress” is set to be shown in selected venue across North America, Middle East, Europe, New Zealand, and Guam. For the schedule of international screenings, visit

Go and visit your favorite cinema and witness “The Mistress”, Graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board. For more updates about “The Mistress”, simply visit and   

Monday, September 17, 2012

“BIKTIMA” on September 19 na!!!

Two of Philippine’s cinema most reliable Cesar Montano and Angel Aquino combine forces with a young and passionate director, RD Alba in a movie that you should not miss. “Biktima”, a dramatic thriller movie that will hits theater on September 19.

Shot entirely in picturesque yet perilous Bohol – which also happens to be the male lead‘s hometown, Biktima zeroes in on the travails of a female TV reporter  (Angel Aquino) who wants to make something else outside of her being a wife and mother. As a news journalist for a local TV channel, Alice de la Cruz (Angel’s character) sets off on a dangerous trek to the island of Kamandao in Bohol against her husband Mark’s (Cesar Montano) warning.

From left; Direk RD Alba, Cesar Montano, Angel Aquino, Mercedes Cabral and Philip Anthony.

In the midst of an attack by insurgents, Alice is believed to have died in the ambush with her fellow reporters. Devastated and left to care for their son, Alice’s husband Mark turns to the former’s best friend Sandra (Mercedes Cabral) for solace and love.
Things seem to have gone back to normal for Mark and Sandra until Alice is found alive after six months, her memory almost totally erased. Husband and wife get back together but then the missing pieces of what happened in the months that she disappeared fall into place and this triggers psychological scars to unravel and gradually erupt into an explosive crescendo.

Cesar, who has worked earlier with Biktima’s director RD Alba in the much awarded Panaghoy sa Suba (2004) which the actor himself headlined and helmed (RD was credited as associate producer of Panaghoy), welcomes the chance to work with his old friend. “He knows what he is doing. He is sure about his vision for the movie and masarap siyang katrabaho,” says Cesar of Direk RD who with Biktima gets to direct his first full-length feature film. And it was distributed by Star Cinema, Production.

Direk RD is just as honored to be working with such an intense and commited performer as Cesar who waived his talent fee for Biktima. “Cesar has always been a generous actor, a creative worker, a true-blue artist.” says Direk RD who is just as awed by his lead actress Angel (Aquino). “She is amazing in this movie,” adds Direk RD. “She has a difficult part and she really gave it her all.”

In an age when psychological thrillers come few and far in between, Biktima is one film event that should not be missed. Also lending gravitas to the story of love and marriage at a time of rebellion are Cesar’s real-life wife Sunshine Cruz, actor-director Ricky Davao and British-born actor Philip Anthony.

Gloc-9’s biggest album “MKNM”

Premiere rapper Gloc-9 is proud of his new album MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata, his first under Universal Records.

According to Gloc-9, he works very hard for this album it took him to record for around six months. He add that he is ultimately satisfied with the album, which includes collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry – from Chito Miranda to Bamboo to Ebe Dancel to Jay Durias to Billy Crawford to Ian Tayao of Wilabaliw, among many others.

This album MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata contains various stories from people from all walks of life. Gloc-9 has always been fond of stories of other people. The album’s single Sirena, which talks about the story of a responsible gay man. The music video of Sirena which boasts of Boy Abunda’s participation is a certified hit after it was released.

Gloc-9’s Top 5 song in MKNM’s album:

1.       “Sirena” feat. Ebe Dancel, (life story of a gay person).
2.       “Silup” feat. Denise Barbacena, (tungkol sa pulis) 
3.       “Alalay ng Hari” feat. Allan Mitchell Silonga, (tribute song for Francis M.)
4.       “Thankful” feat. Maychelle Baay of Moonstar 88 & Bambu, (thank you song)
5.       “Hindi mo Nadinig” feat. Jay Durias, (tragic love story)

The rapper also adds that the new album MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata marks a new chapter in his career as this is his first release under Universal Records, where he joins its elite rosters of artist like Gary Valenciano, Jose Mari Chan, Ogie Alcasid RegineVelasquez, Parokya ni Edgar, Christian Bautista, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Sam Concepcion, among others.

You may download Gloc-9 “MKNM” full album:

You can also have free ringbacktone of Gloc-9 “Sirena”. If you’re a

GLOBE users’ text UD67 & send to 2332
SMART users’ text FREN & send to 2728.

For more updates on Gloc-9 just follow him at:

Instagram: @glocdash9

You may also follow Universal Records at:

Instagram: @universalrecordsphilippines

Sunday, September 16, 2012

More life with Watsons

Meet the newest Watsons ambassadors and they share what they value & how they found great value in Watsons.

A Mother’s Unconditional Love

Christine Jacob-Sandejas quips, “My family is really my life. It gives me joy to take care of my husband and five kids – keeping all of us healthy is a top priority. It’s a reality though that healthcare is rather expensive especially with a fairly big family such as ours. It’s good to know that we now have more choices when it comes to branded and generic medicines like what Watsons is offering.”

When it’s My Turn to Take Care of My Parents

As Venus Raj, Miss Universe 2010 runner-up recalls “We were really hard up before. When we were kids my mom would do multiple jobs to support our family. And Nanay has been there for us all the time - raising us and keeping us in good health. Pipilitin nya kami to drink our medicines as required - on time and after meals.  Now that I am able to provide for her, I make sure she gets the best care possible especially with her maintenance medications. I value my mom’s health that’s why I want her to live a longer life and have more time with our family. Ako naman ang mag-aalaga sa kanya.”

Love for Myself

Since becoming a runner-up at the Miss Universe 2010, Venus Raj’s has become very occupied with the many facets of her new life - a beauty queen, a morning show host, an endorser and a daughter. And when the time to rest comes, she makes sure she gets to do the things she loves, too, like pampering herself with wellness activities.

Busy as a bee, Venus says, “Since I became Ms. Universe runner-up, life has never been the same. I got more than what I prayed and worked hard for.  And now sabi ko sa sarili ko, no matter what I do, I would still think that there is no limit to what I can achieve. And dami ko pang gustong gawin at ma-achieve for me and my family kaya I really have to take care of myself.”

For the One Who Means the World To Me

As head of every family and home, husbands and fathers are partners in home building and not just providers. Behind every man’s success is a woman who encourages and inspires. She is every man’s partner in the shaping of a happy home where dreams see fruition.

“To a woman like my wife (Christine Jacob-Sandejas), only the best lang talaga. We’ve been married for 12 years – Christine has supported me in all the ups and downs, and gave birth to our five great kids. In turn, of course I want to make sure that she is in top shape. It really amazes me how she is always ready to do different activities with me & the kids everyday! Christine takes care of everyone so I take care of her naman. She means the world to me,” gushed Paco Sandejas, loving husband to celebrity mom, Christine Jacob-Sandejas.
Staying at the pink of health has never been easier with the help of

Really, whatever you value, Watsons values you. Comply & Save, Watsons Health Packs, Watsons Compliance Packs and Buy Generics are just some of the value offers that aim to make quality healthcare within easier reach for all Filipinos. And beyond affordability, Watsons also has a strong network of well trained pharmacists that provide free health services and medication counseling. Watsons pharmacy -- bringing you more value so you can get more out of life.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

7 For All Mankind Boutique opens in a new location at Power Plant Mall

Your premium denim brand 7 For All Mankind has reopened its Power Plant Mall Boutique in a new location. Just a few steps from its old home, 7 For all Mankind now resides at the Power Plant Mall’s Level R2 presenting a new store concept similar to its international counterparts in Berlin, Sweden, Rome, Denmark and many more.

The new store’s concept was designed to express the spirit that the California brand instills in all its collection: luxurious detailing and modern elegance. High ceiling and the store’s architecture juxtaposition of warm and cold materials adds to the elegant atmosphere.

The 74-square-meter store features men’s and women’s denim, apparel and accessories collection. Cement-finish walls display the brand’s latest denim offerings and alternate with natural oak paneling for a refined look. A large, natural zebra wood display table with undulating top is flanked by freestanding units with the same cement finish used in the flooring, pulling together design elements to create a harmonious atmosphere.

Products available include men’s and women’s denim, ready-to-wear and accessories collection from Fall collection 2012 showing gorgeous cuts and luxe fabrics inspired by the natural world, new collection that has a beautiful, organic feel – printed denims, metallic shine and rich colors feature heavily alongside luxurious knits and fashion-forward styles.
This season, 7 For All Mankind takes its inspiration from nature by using the elements to reinterpret denim. From the mountains to the valleys to the beach, it’s about taking beauty from nature and the natural environment around Los Angeles. Women’s fall takes guilty pleasures at

High Shine Patterns
Pebble Washed Look
Metallic Denim
High Octane Twill
Riche Touch Denim, and
Slim Illusion Denims.

Exciting, fresh and innovative, these are sure to be the sexiest attention grabbers of the season Men’s Fall takes cues from the California coast line. Inspired by the southern sunshine to the northern fog, and everything in between, the fall collection is fresh and masculine – all while showcasing the innovation in fabrics, fits, and finishes that defines 7 For All Mankind. This season it explores new ways of achieving color in denim.  Color is reinvented with innovative treatments and washes with

Colored Wefts
Denim Re-Colored
Eco-Friendly Denim that uses Hybridenim and Alchemy One Technology, and
Coated Finished products are what you can expect to see and feel in 7 For All Mankind.
Hurry shop now this September at 7 For All Mankind Boutique in Power Plant Mall on Level R2 to enjoy exciting perks and privileges.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Voice behind ABS-CBN’s teleserye theme songs…

Liezel Garcia has finally claimed her shiniest moment as the newest voice of ABS-CBN teleserye theme songs releases her first- ever, self-titled album under Star Records.

According to Liezel, “Music lovers, especially the hopeless romantics, will surely relate with the touching melodies and beautiful lyrics of the songs in the collection.”

Being one of most requested interpreters of ABS-CBN teleserye theme songs; Liezel cannot help be compared with Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs, Angeline Quinto. “I admire Angeline in everything that she does. Both of us waited for our own ‘time’ to fulfill our dreams. We are different in terms of singing style but we both want nothing but to entertain the people who love our music”.

Liezel’s nine-track album carries six well-loved teleserye theme songs including;

“Wag Ka Lang Mawawala” - Walang Hanggan , which is her duet with the ‘Prince of Sentimental Songs’ and real-life boyfriend Bugoy Drilon;
“Bakit Pa” - Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo 
“Gisingin ang Puso” - Pure Love
- “Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin” - PHR Present
“Di Ko Kayang Limutin” - Kristine 
“Ngayong Alam Ko Na” - Two Wives, morning Koreanovela.

The album also features Liezel’s revival of Jaya’s “Wala Na Bang Pag-ibig” and Marri Nallo’s “Alipin Ako”. It also has bonus tracks including the song “Dance with Me” and the minus ones of all the tracks.

The “Liezel garcia” album is now available on records bars nationwide for only Php150. Digital tracks can also be downloaded via

For more information visit Star Records’ facebook  fanpage or follow @starrecordsph on twitter.