Barbie Almalbis honors Filipino optimism with “Umagang Kay Ganda” music video

Filipina rock icon Barbie Almalbis hopes to encourage and inspire listeners to rise above extraordinary times. With the official release of “Umagang Kay Ganda,” the third single of her upcoming new album under Sony Music Philippines, the Dahilan singer-songwriter uses her platform to pay tribute to the courage and optimism of the Filipino people. “TheContinue reading “Barbie Almalbis honors Filipino optimism with “Umagang Kay Ganda” music video”

Filipina-Singaporean R&B artist Gail Belmonte releases debut single ‘Tonight’

R&B/soul singer-songwriter Gail Belmonte has released her debut single ‘Tonight’, via Singapore-based indie label Umami Records. A chill track with that feel-good fairy dust sprinkled on top, ‘Tonight’ is about enjoying the night, slowing down and taking the time to soak in its magical beauty. “I’m quite the night owl and work best during theContinue reading “Filipina-Singaporean R&B artist Gail Belmonte releases debut single ‘Tonight’”

Fit, fierce, & 40

Today, I’m celebrating my 40th birthday. My mom told me not to post this photo, but I insisted because I wanted to remind myself that with God’s grace, support of my family and friends, and constant criticisms, He granted my wish to reach my ideal weight before I reach the age of 40. Why didContinue reading “Fit, fierce, & 40”

Ben&Ben launches BBTV to celebrate 1M subs on YouTube

After reaching more than a million subscribers on YouTube, multi-awarded nine-piece collective Ben&Ben has heeded the call of fans for more exclusive content in the coming days. The acclaimed band has recently announced the launch of their upcoming weekly series, BBTV on July 31, Friday to celebrate this important milestone in their career. “We’ve beenContinue reading “Ben&Ben launches BBTV to celebrate 1M subs on YouTube”

John Legend’s new album, Bigger Love celebrates Black Culture and Pride

Multi-platinum artist John Legend dropped his sixth studio album, Bigger Love on June 19 via Columbia Records. On a lengthy Instagram post, the Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT) winner reveal that Bigger Love was written and produced prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the #BlackLivesMatter protests happening around the world. According to Legend,Continue reading “John Legend’s new album, Bigger Love celebrates Black Culture and Pride”

The ‘New Normal’: How military reserve, police cope with COVID-19

When President Rodrigo Duterte called on the uniformed personnel to help strictly enforce the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), there was an uproar from the public, especially since the information came out first from a leaked memorandum, instructing “all personnel to prepare for strict implementation of extensive ECQ” or a “martial law-like” implementation. The public wasContinue reading “The ‘New Normal’: How military reserve, police cope with COVID-19”

9 fun & random facts about me

I got this idea after our supervisor made me and my teammates do this during one of our weekly online meetings so we could get to know each other more. It got me so interested that I turned it into a full-blown article. So here it goes: I prefer ‘sunrise’ over ‘sunsets’ While most peopleContinue reading “9 fun & random facts about me”

Abito Series: It’s never too late to become a priest

Take it from Fr. Eldrick S. Peña, 42 years old, of the Diocese of Antipolo, who revealed that he already felt his ‘calling’ at an early age but tried to dismiss it thinking it would just go away, but it didn’t. They refer to them as ‘late vocation’, but Fr. Eldrick said that’s the widelyContinue reading “Abito Series: It’s never too late to become a priest”

Rico Blanco returns with inspiring new anthem “This Too Shall Pass”

After a four-year hiatus in making songs of his own, Rico Blanco returns with a rousing new anthem to help us deal with the uncertainty of the times. This Too Shall Pass is Rico Blanco’s first solo single in four years, as well as his first under Sony Music Philippines. The song was written fromContinue reading “Rico Blanco returns with inspiring new anthem “This Too Shall Pass””

Aia, Barbie and Kitchie to hold an online benefit concert on May 1

Aia de Leon, Barbie Almalbis, and Kitchie Nadal are teaming up with GNN (formerly known as Gabi Na Naman Productions) and Smirnoff Mule for a special digital concert to raise funds for the employees and workers of live music venues in Metro Manila. Happening on May 1, Friday at 8:00 pm, the Facebook show willContinue reading “Aia, Barbie and Kitchie to hold an online benefit concert on May 1”