RAWR AWARDS 2018 ALL SET at Le Rêve on November 14

LionHearTV.net brings back #RAWRAwards2018, the Filipino Entertainment Blogging Community’s annual award-giving body, on November 14, 2018, Wednesday at Le Rêve Pool Party Venue and Events Place28 Sgt. Esguerra Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila.

The award seeks to recognize local talents in the entertainment industry, build stronger ties with relevant and like-minded partners, and utilize this as a venue to express LionHearTV.net’s gratitude to everyone who supported the site since its first time to go online ten years ago.

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There are 25 awards at stake in this year’s RAWR Awards. Supported by 250 bloggers, Public Relations and fan bases groups across the country, RAWR Awards is dubbed as a spectacle of the local entertainment’s personalities and celebrities.

To vote, log on to lionheartv.net/rawrawards2018.  Voting is ongoing and will end on November 4, 11:59PM.

There are three major award categories—Lion, Cub and Pride. Below is the list of categories and the corresponding nominees:

CUB

Bibo Award

The award clearly indicates being active or maybe the brightest child star the public has come to endear with. The recipient of the award has this innocence that can be described as ‘breath of fresh air’; he or she has shown dedication at work despite his or her young age.

RAWR Awards Bibo Award
Nominees are Xia Vigor (The Kids Choice), Baeby Baste (Eat Bulaga), Chunsa Jung (Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids Edition), Elia Ilano (Sana Dalawa Ang Puso), Leanne Bautista (The Cure), Yuan Francisco (Victor Magtanggol), Justin James Quilantang (Playhouse) and Sofia Pablo (Onanay).

Favorite Bida

Bida means the lead—it can refer to either the star on a television show or in a film. The Favorite Bida of is someone who gave a remarkable performance. Though being a protagonist back then are the victims and who allow the antagonist to just abuse him or her; today, the Bida knows how to fight and still earn the sympathy of the audience.

RAWR Awards Favorite Bida Award
Nominees are Coco Martin (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano), Kathryn Bernardo (La Luna Sangre), Enrique Gil (Bagani), Alden Richards (Victor Magtanggol), Barbie Forteza (Inday Will Always Love You), Erich Gonzales (The Blood Sisters), Marian Rivera (Super Ma’am), and Bianca Umali (Kambal Karibal).

Favorite Kontrabida

Any Bida will not be as effective and convincing if his or her kontrabida fails to deliver. The said award is given to the antagonist who made the audience hate them because of the guts and he or she can steal the spotlight from the lead if given the chance. With many bankable artists turn into the villains they are now, one can only be hailed as the Ultimate Kontrabida.

RAWR Awards Favorite KontraBida Award
Nominees are Kyline Alcantara (Kambal Karibal), Gladys Reyes (Inday Will Always Love You), Jhong Hilario (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano), Ryan Eigenmann (Bagani), Richard Gutierrez (La Luna Sangre), Katrina Halili (The Stepdaughters), John Estrada (Victor Magtanggol), and Gabby Eigenmann (Contessa).

Beshie ng Taon

In any story, he or she is the sidekick, the supporter who cheers for the Bida. Oftentimes, he or she is overlooked and taken for granted, but because of his or her contribution to tell and complete a story—he or she gives the lead a special support system and because of that—he or she deserves that recognition, too.

RAWR Awards Favorite Beshie ng Taon Award
Nominees are Zaijan Jaranilla (Bagani), Pauline Mendoza (Kambal Karibal), Joross Gamboa (La Luna Sangre), Super Tekla (Inday Will Always Love You), Darren Espanto (The How’s of Us), Dion Ignacio (Victor Magtanggol), Karla, MC, Lassy, Wacky Kiray (Gandarrapido), and Mark Neumann (I Love You Hater).

The Great Comeback

Stars are born, but not all are able to have that longevity in the industry. Seldom for those who shunned away from the limelight are given another chance to shine; there are a few or one who is able to reclaim his or her status as a celebrity. The said star may have been missed truly by his or her fans or the public as a whole and still able to score a smashing comeback.

RAWR Awards The Great Comeback Award
Nominees are JM de Guzman, Kristine Hermosa, Manolo Pedrosa, Aga Muhlach, Kylie Padilla, Jolo Revilla, Maricel Soriano and Mark Anthony Fernandez.

Movie ng Taon

From September 2017 to September this year, movies have created abuzz not just because of its topnotch performance, its storytelling but it has somehow caught the attention both the moviegoers and the critics. Every year, the local and international film industry offer materials that created such a stir and even break box-office records as well.

RAWR Awards Movie ng Taon Award
Nominees are The Hows of Us, Miss Granny, Sid & Aya, Liway, Signal Rock, Buy Bust, Never Not Love You, and Loving in Tandem.

Bet na Bet na Teleserye

Each year, the quality of our TV shows or series have become more competitive, innovative and impressive. Plots get deeper or crazier and the artists become better. Truly, these shows are testaments of how great Filipino artistry is.

RAWR Awards Bet na Bet na Teleserye Award
Nominees are FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, Inday Will Always Love You, The Blood Sisters, The Good Son, La Luna Sangre, Bagani, Ika-6 Na Utos, and Kambal Karibal

Hugot Song of the Year

Songs reflect the heart and the soul of an artist and it affect the listeners. This is a song that made the public define a particular emotion—it can be joy, sorrow or pain. That song is something that most people have that LSS or last song syndrome or can be an anthem for the whole year round.

RAWR Awards Hugot Song of the Year Award
Nominees are Tagpuan by Moira dela Torre (Kasal), Nadarang by Shanti Dope, Di na Muli by Janine Tenoso (Sid & Aya), Isa Pang Araw by Sarah Geronimo (Miss Granny), Sana by Marion Aunor (Never Not Love You), Mundo by IV of Spades, Lumang Tugtugin by Inigo Pascual, and Right There by James Reid

Pak na Pak na Comedian

Most people say that doing drama or action or engaging in a sexy act is difficult to attain, however, making people laugh is even a hard task. Laughter is one of the best medicines there is and someone has to have that timing and the knack of throwing the right jokes and still enjoy the humor.

RAWR Awards Pak na Pak na Comedian Award
Nominees are Vice Ganda, Angelica Panganiban, Michael V., Super Tekla, Vhong Navarro, Paolo Ballesteros, Maine Mendoza and Karla Estrada.

Favorite Newbie

Spotlighting the freshest face[s] or maybe those who just ventured into the entertainment circuit is one of the most exciting parts in this award-body. He or she has impressed the public or the eyes of scrutinizing critics. Though new, the star has made a good mark and was given that stamp of approval and predicted to have a promising future in the industry.

RAWR Awards Favorite Newbie Award
Nominees are Jacque ‘Ate Girl’ Gonzaga, Janine Berdin, Juliana Parizcova Segovia, Charlie Dizon, Donny Pangilinan, Shanti Dope, Angelina Cruz, and Pauline Mendoza.

LION

Love Team of the Year

This is presented to the tandem that is most-loved by our dear LionhearTV Cubs. It is a pair that has captivated the hearts of many. Not only do they make their fans believe in love, but they also set a good example for their followers and to the younger generation as well. They are two individuals that people can look up to on-and-off cam.

RAWR Awards Love Team of the Year Award
Nominees are JoshLia, KathNiel, LizQuen, JaDine, MayWard, DerBie, DonKiss, and JuanBie tandems.

Actor of the Year

The recognition is given to an outstanding male star. He stood out from the rest of nominees for the said category. He has shown versatility and impressive performance for his craft; set a standard. He effectively portrayed the role or the character assigned to him and has affected a great audience, as well.

RAWR Awards Actor of the Year Award
Nominees are Coco Martin (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano), Joshua Garcia (The Good Son), Dingdong Dantes (Sid & Aya), Alden Richards (Ala-Ala), Daniel Padilla (The How’s Of Us), Christian Bables (Signal Rock), JM de Guzman (PHR Presents Araw-Gabi), and Paulo Avelino (Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral).

Actress of the Year

This is to salute the exceptional performance of an actress. She broke all the norms. She is a woman of both substance and talent, her character has empowered the female populace. The award spotlights how the female artist has debunked the double standards of Filipino on women and has proven that women can take big roles, too.

RAWR Awards Actress of the Year Award
Nominees are Sunshine Dizon (Ika-6 Na Utos), Glaiza de Castro (Liway), Aiai Delas Alas (School Service), Bela Padilla (St. Gallen), Sarah Geronimo (Miss Granny), Anne Curtis (Buybust), Erich Gonzales (The Blood Sisters), and Kathryn Bernardo (The Hows of Us).

Favorite Performer

The award is for the artist who nailed both singing and dancing as well. He or she is a true ‘performer’ all-through-and-through and has owned the stage; outdone the strong competition he or she had to face. The award signifies versatility.

RAWR Awards Favorite Performer Award
Nominees are Sarah Geronimo (This 15 Me), Jona (PRIMA Jona), Morissette Amon (Morissette is Made), Anne Curtis (Anne Kulit), Maja Salvador (Maja on Stage), Alden Richards (Adrenaline Rush), Martin Nievera-Ogie Alcasid-Regine Velasquez-Erik Santos (#PAMORE), and KZ Tandingan (SUPREME).

Favorite TV host

The Favorite TV Host is the face of the any show that any audience get to enjoy watching whether on a weekday or on a weekend basis. Some might say that this is the easiest job in the industry, but one cannot make the viewers crave for more without the gab for words and the confidence to carry a show. With his or her charm and commendable skills, this host is truly a topnotch.

RAWR Awards Favorite TV Host Award
Nominees are Boy Abunda (Tonight With Boy Abunda), Vice Ganda (Gandang Gabi Vice), Karla Estrada-Melai Cantiveros-Jolina Magdangal (Magandang Buhay), Willie Revillame (Wowowin), JoWaPao (Eat Bulaga – Sugod Bahay), Eugene Domingo (Celebrity Bluff), Robi Domingo-Kim Chiu (Star Hunt), and Luis Manzano (I Can See Your Voice).

Favorite Radio DJ

He is the person and the favorite voice on the radio waves. Despite the fact that they can only be heard, but some radio stations have already managed to combine audio-visual altogether like broadcasting on TV or on the Net—his or her intended audience can now see how he or she does his or her job. But that voice does not remain a voice but it has a great responsibility to create an impact as well.

RAWR Awards Favorite Radio DJ Award
Nominees are Papa Jackson (Energy FM 106.7), DJ Jhai Ho (MOR 101.9), Papa Dudut (Barangay LS 97.1), Nicole Hyala-Chris Tsuper (Love Radio 90.7), DJ Chacha (MOR 101.9), Slick Rick-Toni Tony-Sam YG (Magic 89.9), Papa Obet (Barangay LS 97.1), and Kuya Chico (Energy FM 106.7).

News Personality of the Year (Female and Male)

The chosen news personality female and male has done a great job in the field of journalism. He or she has weathered through all the issues thrown at him or her. Apart from that, he or she has showcased the passion and that brand of dedication and determination to deliver newsworthy and noteworthy stories to the public.

RAWR Awards Female News Personality of the Year Award
Nominees for Female are Jessica Soho, Bernadette Sembrano, Vicky Morales, Kara David, Mel Tiangco, Korina Sanchez, Karen Davila, and Gretchen Fullido.
RAWR Awards Male News Personality of the Year Award
Nominees for Male are Noli de Castro, Atom Araullo, Ted Failon, Jeff Canoy, Migs Bustos, Julius Babao, Mike Enriquez, and Ivan Mayrina.

Digital Influencer of the Year

He or she mirrors the image of being the most sought-after online influencer as of today. With the rise of digital content creators, the competition immediately became tighter; but there’s only one who emerged and gained the trust of the Netizens. He or she plays a big role in advancing and being a responsible online user via social media platforms.

RAWR Awards Digital Influencer Award
Nominees are Lloyd Cadena, Alex Gonzaga, Ethel Booba, Kimpoy Feliciano, Alodia Gosiengfiao, JaMill, Wil Dasovich, and Ranz Kyle-Niana.

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Not necessarily a newcomer, but he or she is an artist, a personality that rocked the entertainment scene with such a sterling performance and perhaps an achievement that impressed many. It is a matter of leaving a great impact for the Filipino audience to see what he or she can still offer, positively.

RAWR Awards Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award
Tony Labrusca, Kyline Alcantara, Joao Constancia, Devon Seron, Pia Wurtzbach, Nash Aguas, Gwen Zamora, and Therese Malvar.

Favorite Group

Aside from individual awards, this category recognizes the best group in the entertainment circuit has. There may be people who shine individually, but surely there is joy to watch a group that does such feat equally.

RAWR Awards Favorite Group Award
Nominees are Hashtags, 4th Impact, TOP, MNL 48, JBK One Up, BoybandPH, and Ex Battalion.

The Advocate

The award recognizes the celebrity whose advocacy has made a difference in the community. That the efforts he or she has put in are not just mere publicity, but all for the good of humanity and leave and impart the people with that sense of humility and unity to support a particular cause.

RAWR Awards The Advocate Award
Nominees are Angel Locsin (Red Cross), MayWard (ELM Tree Foundation), Anne Curtis (UNICEF), Catriona Gray (Young Focus), Alden Richards (Habitat) Kathryn Bernardo (Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Philippines), Pia Wurtzbach (UN AIDS), and Dingdong Dantes (YES Pinoy).

PRIDE

 Fan Club of the Year

Fans are the most precious people, celebrities could have. They are the real reason why a star is born and continue to make it big because of their support. They devote time and effort for their idols, but only the responsible ones last.

RAWR Awards Fan Club of the Year Award
Nominees are Popsters, Darrenatics, KathNiel, MayWard, JaDine, LizQuen, Kapuso Brigade, and DonKiss.

TV Station of the Year

The way to success is steep, even the roads going there is rough and bumpy at times. Competitions between stations will forever be fierce; each one trying to outwit, outdone any efforts or initiatives for the ratings’ sake. But at the end of the day, only the one who succeeded in impressing the public with an outstanding branding, quality of output, good public relations and even better service do matter the most.

RAWR Awards TV Station of the Year Award
Nominees are ABS-CBN, PTV4, TV5, GMA Network, CNN Philippines, UNTV, ABS-CBN Sports+Action, and GMA News TV.

Radio Station of the Year

Even if the digital platform may have somehow overtaken the radio, still the industry refuses to bend but continue to innovate and strive to put up a good fight and be updated or still stay significant over the years. Nothing beats the spontaneity of listening to the radio. Whether inside the office or at the comfort of your own room or even driving or even walking, radio is still and will always stay as a good companion.

RAWR Awards Radio Station of the Year Award
Nominees are MOR 101.9, Love Radio 90.7, YES FM, DWRX Monster Radio 93.1 5, DZMM 630, Barangay LS 97.1, DZBB, and News FM 92.3.

#RAWRawards2018 would like to thank for the generous support of the following partners—PLDT Smart and Le Rêve as well as special thanks to the following Lalamove Philippines, Home Credit Philippines, Brother Philippines, CAT PR, Voyager Innovations, CID Communication, Jollibee, Mode Devi, Starbucks Philippines, Akrotiri, Copperazo, Fuentes Manila, and DOJO PR.

RAWR Awards 2018 Poster updated

Again, voting is ongoing until November 4, 11:59PM. To vote for the nominees in their respective categories, log on to lionheartv.net/rawrawards2018.  Vote now!

 

 

 

IMUS, CAVITE TO BE FEATURED ON ME AND MY TOWN- GMA NEWS TV’S NEWEST TRAVEL SHOW

Me and My Town, the newest Magazine and Travel TV Show, is premiering this August 12, 2018, Sunday, at 9:30 AM on GMA News TV Channel 11. On its pilot episode, Me and My Town will feature the modern and historic city of Imus, Cavite. Me and My Town will also feature the thriving city’s modern plants and factories.

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Me and My Town aims to promote the unique charm of cities and towns in the Philippines. Hosted by veteran broadcast journalist and long time friend Kathy San Gabriel, Me & My Town will feature tourist attractions, food, culture and the arts one town at a time.

Hosted by veteran broadcast journalist and long time friend, Kathy San Gabriel, Me & My Town will feature tourist attractions, food, culture and the arts one town at a time.
Hosted by veteran broadcast journalist and long time friend Kathy San Gabriel, Me & My Town will feature tourist attractions, food, culture and the arts one town at a time.

On each episode, the show will invite a prominent personality who is a native of the place to bring the viewers around and introduce what makes the town different from other towns.

For the pilot episode, Congressman Alex “AA” Advincula, an Imuseno, will be co-hosting and will bring Kathy and the viewers to the historic site of “Battle of Imus” and to the newly constructed hospital and schools. Further, Congressman AA will share the city’s vision, projects and infrastructure programs.

Each thirty-minute episode is also packed with valuable travel tips.

I was invited to the launch yesterday, August 8, 2018, at the Xing Oriental Bistro in San Juan, Metro Manila. I joined other Travel Bloggers and members of the media.

Invitation for Me and My Town Launch Party

The show’s executives promise that Me and My Town will not be the usual magazine and travel show. It aims to ignite the Filipino’s love for one’s town.

Me and My Town Launch
(From left to right) Dianne Sta. Ana, Sales and Marketing Manager; Jonathan Espina, Associate Producer; Kathy San Gabriel, host; and, Joanne Cristobal, Executive Producer.

Me and My Town is produced by The Concept Workshop and airs every Sunday, 9:30 AM on GMA News TV channel 11.

Me and My Town Launch
Me with (from left to right) Safrein Arellano, event’s host; Eric Go, Managing Director of The Concept Workshop; Kathy San Gabriel, Program Host; and, Joanne Cristobal, Executive Producer.

Signing out for now. Peace!

About the The Concept Workshop
The Concept Workshop, under iFortyOne13 Productions, Inc. started as an idea. A dream from a humble heart, made a reality with nimble yet able hands. Through countless efforts, obstacles and hurdles stood no chance at hindering the company from coming into fruition.
Specializing in audio-visual presentations, advertising, and related areas, the company whose pillars are seasoned and well-trained professionals in the field of communications and the media arts strives to provide nothing less of excellence in terms of visual entertainment, e.g., short films, television commercials, product launches, documentaries, and television shows.
Today, The Concept Workshop stands as a company that aims to not only get with the times in terms of the media and its branches, but to be a pioneer in its ever-innovating field. The Concept Workshop is a team constantly moving towards bigger and bolder scopes of media-related projects.
As a prime example of its continuous effort, The Concept Workshop is currently turning its gears, producing a television show with GMA News TV called, “Me & My Town.” Through this endeavour, the company aims to present the country’s towns not only in terms of tourism, but of each place’s exemplary governance, its culture, and the people that make each destination colourful and worth a visit.
As with all of its undertakings and steadfast movement towards eminence, The Concept Workshop is the company that will, indeed, take the media world by storm, One Town at a Time!

ENTERTAINMENT | TALENTS WITH ACTING SKILLS WANTED FOR A TVC

Joel Jaws Andrada. Photography by Chris Dela Cruz
Photo not related to the content of this post. LOL.

A good friend of mine from the Entertainment Industry is looking for talents preferably with acting skills for  a television commercial. Scheduled shoot is this August 2018.

Requirements:

  • 1 male in his early 40’s to play as father
  • 1 female in her early 40’s to play as mother
  • 1 male teenager, to play as son
  • 1 female teenager, to play as daughter

If you have got what it takes, please send composite cards to joynyu@yahoo.com and include corresponding talent fee/s. Deadline of submission is August 4, 2018.

Good luck! Signing out for now. Peace!

 

ENTERTAINMENT | ACTORS WANTED

A good friend of mine from the Entertainment Industry is looking for actors (with speaking lines) for a company Audio Visual Presentation.

Requirements:

  • 20-30 yo male, caucasian, will play the customer in a retail store
  • 20-30 yo filipina, will play the cashier

If you have got what it takes, please send composite cards to joynyu@yahoo.com.

Goodluck! Signing out for now. Peace!

Note: Featured image completely not related to the content of this blog entry. Photo taken by Jomar Lansang of the Olivia’s Coffee Estate in Amadeo, Cavite.

ENTERTAINMENT | QUEEN MOTHER SALON PHOTO SHOOT

Here is a 60-second video featuring the behind the scenes of Karla Estrada’s photoshoot for the Queen Mother Salon last November 6, 2017.

I also came up with a longer version here.

The Queen Mother Salon by Karla Estrada is Karla’s newest business venture todate. The grand opening of the first branch was held on December 12, 2017 at the Pwesto Community Mall. Click here for the blog featuring the opening.

It was my first time after a long time to be back on an actual production set. It felt great… nostalgic even… okay mejo OA na yun! (that was over the top)

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The last time was during a TV commercial shoot for one of the brands that I used to manage in 2014.

Karla Estrada was full of energy on and off camera as always. Photography was by Mr. Raymund Isaac no less. Some of his works are featured on his website.

Karla’s make-up was done by Emman Concepcion and hair by Christopher Rodil. Ton Lao was the stylist.

The shoot was a breeze. We started at about two in the afternoon. By six PM, Karla was already on her way to her next appointment.

Others present during the shoot were Anna Maliwat, the one who introduced me to Kuya Dho, Karla’s best friend (that is how I got this gig), Ara Nacional of Matchstick and, of course, Kuya Dho.

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The #queenmothersalon team #kathniel

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I will be featuring more of Queen Mother soon as I cover more of her events. Stay tuned!

By the way, you can visit the Queen Mother Salon Facebook Page for ongoing promos and franchising.

Signing out for now. Peace!

QUEEN MOTHER SALON OPENS

On December 12, the first branch of the Queen Mother Salon by Karla Estrada had its grand opening in Pwesto Community Mall, Don Antonio Heights, Quezon City.

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Ms. Karla Estrada herself and Kathryn Bernardo cut the ribbon while Daniel Padilla looked on.

It was a day of festivities as the salon’s grand opening coincided with the opening of the Pwesto Community Mall. Friends from the entertainment industry, the press and fans graced the momentous ocassion.

Me with Momshie Karla and my brother Jem Mark
Me and DJ Padilla
Me with Kathryn Bernardo
Me with the PBB Teens Ysabel, Vivoree and Heaven
Me with Hazel (Ara Mina) and her daughter.
Me with Alora who entertained the fans with super high energy along with Negi
Me with Negi.
Me with MJ Felipe
Karla Estrada in one of her interviews

In one of her interviews, Karla shared that her objective in coming up with the business is to help countless women like her succeed. She believes that through this Franchising Business, she can support the less fortunate women especially the single mothers by providing them opportunities to develop and hone their skills so they can reboot their lives and start a living. For franchising inquiries call 0916-5551911 and look for Mr. Armando Cruz.

Note that prices may change without prior notice.

For reservations, call 0996-9426182 and look for Jamie Morato.

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Me with (from left to right) Jamie, Grace, Val, AJ, Tita V and Kuya Dho during the grand opening of the Queen Mother Salon

The first Queen Mother Salon by Karla Estrada branch is located in:

Pwesto Community Mall
56 Holy Spirit Drive
Don Antonio Heights
Quezon City

https://goo.gl/maps/is28a2qmyKU2

To stay updated, you may follow her Facebook Page here and her Instagram here.

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Congratulations again to Momshie Karla, Queen Mother!

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Tagged along my brother Jem Mark to cover the grand opening of the Queen Mother Salon by Karla Estrada on December 12, 2017 in Pwesto Community Mall

Click here for the blog featuring Karla Estrada’s photoshoot for the Queen Mother Salon.

I will be uploading videos soon so stay tuned. Signing out for now. Peace!

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COKE STUDIO LIVE: BRINGING BACK MUSIC TO MARAWI

 

I was invited to  attend and cover Coke Studio’s benefit concert for the refugees of Marawi at the Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds on December 9, 2017.

The Coke Studio Live Concert Stage
Me in the Media Area and behind me is the concert stage

And I must say that it was a blast! Everyone from Generations X, Y (Millenials) and Z united that night to bring music back to Marawi. Admission to the event was free and attendees were encouraged to bring PET bottles for recycling.

Strategically situated recycling receptacles within the concert venue

 

Free Coke until supplies last
Free Coke until supplies last
A loyal patron posing for a photo opportunity after getting his free Coke

Aside from the overflowing and seemingly unlimited supply of Coca Cola products being given away for free to all attendees, there were also Coke Studio Modules that let you sing your favorite songs and give away free Coke merchandise such as personalized Coke Studio bottles and photo prints.

Free personalized Coke bottles
Canraoke where attendees can enter and sing their favorite songs
Me near one of the Coke Studio modules giving away free photo prints

Concert-goers may also visit the Food and Bazaar Christmas Village or take pictures with friends and family against the Coke Studio Christmas Wall.

Food and Bazaar Christmas Village
Food and Bazaar Christmas Village

Prior to the main event, college bands played in Coke Studio’s Tune Bayan, a social hall where college bands can perform their original songs and mingle with other college groups from different schools.

Coke Studio’s Tune Bayan, a social hall where college bands can perform their original songs and mingle with other college groups from different schools
Coke Studio’s Tune Bayan, a social hall where college bands can perform their original songs and mingle with other college groups from different schools

Ang lakas lang talaga maka-millenial!

All Coke Studio artists gave high energy performances:

The Ransom Collective
Gab and John of Urbandub
Abra
Gracenote
Moonstar88
Autotelic
Ebe Dancel
Franco
Reese Lansangan
BP Valenzuela
Sandwich
Noel Cabangon
Curtismith

Me with Abra
Me with Gracenote
Moonstar88

 

I tried to capture the performances on video with only what my micro-SD cards and power bank could accommodate. Here are some of them:

I hope I get to be invited again to cover the next Coke Studio Live and will make sure to bring lots of micro-SD cards and juice. Lols.

Signing out for now. Peace!

Me at home after the Coke Studio Live. ‘Twas a blast. Need I say more? Lol

MANILA VIBE | FATHER & SON CROSSFITTERS

Manila Vibe is my latest collaboration project with a good friend whose name I can not divulge yet unfortunately. We envision Manila Vibe to be an online portal that will feature who we are and what we love.

Manila Vibe’s first feature will be about the fitness journey of Paulo and Kael Tatad, father and son Crossfitters. Watch the trailer and tell me what you think. I would love to get feedback.

Follow Manila Vibe’s Facebook Page here to stay updated. Visit www.manilavibe.com for more!

Watch trailer here:

You may also follow Paulo and Kael through their social media accounts:

Kael:
https://www.facebook.com/kael.tatad/
https://www.instagram.com/kael_tatad/

Paulo:
https://www.facebook.com/paulo.tatad/
https://www.instagram.com/zooma123/

Signing out for now. Peace!