Anneyeonghaseyo from Guam!

TWICE to perform live on Guam on December 1st

Guam will host a free K-pop music festival at the world-famous Ypao Beach

 

Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is proud to announce its partnership with MBC, one of Korea’s top broadcasting networks, to produce and broadcast a music event on Guam featuring five (5) top K-Pop groups including TWICE, Supernova, JBJ95, ELRIS and Mighty Mouth.

 

The MBC Music K-Pop Concert on Guam will be held at the Governor Joseph F. Flores Memorial Park, better known as Ypao Beach Park, on December 1, 2018 (Saturday, 6PM). The concert is absolutely free and open to the public. It will be broadcasted to millions of viewers across Asia and to millions more globally thru our online platforms.

 

“We are very pleased to be able to hold the MBC Music K-Pop Concert on Guam, where a beautiful natural environment and an emerald-colored sea are combined. We hope that this concert will be a happy time for many people around the world to come together and enjoy. Please make beautiful memories among family, friends, and lovers on the beautiful island of Guam. Thank you again for making this great opportunity with the unstinted help of Guam Visitors Bureau,” said MBC MUSIC+ Music Center Director and Producer Soo-Hyun Hong.

 

“We invite our island residents and visitors to attend the biggest free K-Pop music event of the year that will be held at the world-famous Ypao Beach,” said GVB President and CEO Nathan Denight. “K-Pop has taken the world stage by storm with millions of fans traveling to see their favorite artists. We’re very excited to partner with MBC to bring TWICE and other top acts to Guam. This is a great way to celebrate Guam’s Chamorro culture and Håfa Adai spirit during the holiday season while showcasing how music tourism works for the island.”

 

For more details or to get free tickets to the MBC Music K-Pop Concert on Guam, log on to kpop.visitguam.com.

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About TWICE:

 

TWICE is a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2015 reality show Sixteen. The group is composed of nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. The group debuted on October 20, 2015, with the extended play (EP) The Story Begins.

 

Twice rose to fame in 2016 with their single “Cheer Up”: the song charted at number one on the Gaon Digital Chart and became the best-performing single of the year. It also won “Song of the Year” at two major music awards shows—Melon Music Awards and Mnet Asian Music Awards. Their subsequent single “TT”, from their third EP Twicecoaster: Lane 1, claimed the top spot for four consecutive weeks. The EP was the highest-selling K-Pop girl group album of 2016, which sold 350,852 copies by year-end. Within 19 months after debut, Twice has sold over 1.2 million units of their four EPs and special album.

 

The group officially debuted in Japan on June 28, 2017, under Warner Music Japan with the release of their first compilation album titled #Twice. The album debuted at number two on the Oricon Albums Chart, which sold 136,157 copies within seven days, the highest first week album sales of a K-pop artist in Japan in two years. It was followed by the release of Twice’s first original Japanese maxi single titled “One More Time” in October. With over 250,000 unit sales, Twice became the first Korean girl group that earned Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for both album and CD single in the same year.[12][13] Twice ranked third on Top Artist category of Billboard Japan’s 2017 Year-End Rankings. The music video for TWICE’s Halloween-themed 2016 hit has now reached 400 million views on YouTube, becoming the first K-Pop girl group MV to accomplish the feat.

 

About MBC:

 

MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) is one of the leading South Korean television and radio network companies. Established on December 2, 1961, MBC is a Korean terrestrial broadcaster which has a nationwide network of 17 regional stations. Though it operates on advertising, MBC is a public broadcaster, as its largest shareholder is a public organization, The Foundation of Broadcast Culture. Today, it is a multimedia group with one terrestrial TV channel, three radio channels, five cable channels, five satellite channels and four DMB channels.

 

MBC is headquartered in Digital Media City (DMC), Mapo-gu, Seoul and has the largest broadcast production facilities in Korea including digital production center Dream Center in Ilsan and indoor and outdoor sets in Yongin Daejanggeum Park.

 

About GVB:

 

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), a non-profit membership corporation, is the official tourism agency for the U.S. Territory of Guam. Among its responsibilities, GVB is charged with setting tourism policy and direction; developing and implementing Guam’s tourism strategic and marketing plans; managing programs and activities that enhance and showcase Guam’s people, place and culture in order to deliver an incomparable visitor experience; and coordinating tourism-related research, planning, events and outreach activities. GVB serves as a critical bridge linking government, the tourism industry, visitors and the local community, and aims to contribute successfully to a good quality of life for residents through tourism.

 

GVB is the first tourism office in the United States to win the President’s “E” Award, the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

 

About Guam:

 

Guam is “Where America’s Day Begins.” As the largest and southernmost island in the Marianas, this unincorporated territory of the United States has a rich 4,000-year-old history and culture based on its indigenous Chamorro people. Guam is about 8 miles wide and 32 miles long and located 900 miles north of the equator in the Western Pacific. Commonly referred to as “America in Asia,” Guam is about a three to five hour flight away from Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Its capital city is Hagåtña (formerly Agana).

Be emergency-ready this rainy season with reliable Akari products

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(L-R) Akari’s LED emergency light, 12-inch bluetooth music box fan, and electric mosquito killer
Be emergency-ready this rainy season with reliable Akari products
It’s the rainy season once again, posing hazard to the Filipinos’ health and homes.
Akari, the leading lighting and technology brand in the country, aims to help you keep
your home and family safe and to be emergency-ready this rainy season.
Equip your home with Akari LED emergency light to provide you with temporary lightinof up to seven hours during a power outage. To ensure a longer battery lifespan, ifeatures overcharge/over-discharge protection so you can keep it plugged in and ready-
to-use in times of sudden blackouts.
To avoid mosquito-borne diseases common during the wet season, Akari offers a wide
range of electric mosquito killers that can cover up to 100 square meters with a zapping
voltage of up to 1400V.
Akari also has an AC/DC 12-inch bluetooth music box fan that can keep you cool and
entertained when there is a power interruption. This rechargeable fan can operate for uto six hours; you can also play your favorite tunes via bluetooth with its built-in speaker.
To know more and to purchase these Akari products online, visit www.akari.com.ph or
Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AkariLights .

#SuperAweSMKidsDay at SM Supermalls

Play, shop, eat, and win at Kids Month

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Fun-filled playtime experiences await kids and kids at heart at the #SuperAweSMKidsDay celebration this October 6. As part of SM’s Kids’ Month, parents can treat their kids to a fun weekend with everything they love to do in their favorite SM malls – play, shop, eat and win!

Kids these days are always on their smartphones and gadgets – with less time to play and interact with other kids. As SM Supermalls marks the start of Kids’ Month, moms and dads are invited to take their youngsters out to indulge in fun-filled playtime experiences at the #SuperAweSMKidsDay happening on October 6 in 65 participating malls nationwide.

“To our super kids, we dedicate this day to you with everything you love to do at SM – play, shop, eat and win! Everything’s here for you so make sure to enjoy it with your moms, dads and the whole family,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing.

Here is a list of super activities at #SuperAweSMKidsDay:
1. Play #AweSM. Give the kids the chance to interact with other kids by letting them play their best-loved arcade games, try different rides, or meet their favorite characters such as Shopkins, Paw Patrol, Shimmer & Shine, and other surprise guests!
2. Shop #AweSM. Another great alternative to playing on smartphones is playing with toys! Shop for toys, clothes and Halloween costumes at the SM Kids and Toy Kingdom booths. Also never miss The SM Store’s Babies and Kids Fest, where parents can score up to 50% OFF on various kiddie essentials this whole month of October.
3. Eat #AweSM. Kids can take a break from staring at TV screens by indulging in kiddie-rific sugary treats such as cotton candies, ice creams, pizza from Greenwich, donuts from Krispy Kreme, and more!
4. Win #AweSM. Put your kids’ camera skills to good use and have them capture family fun moments at SM. Share your experiences on www.smsupermalls.com for a chance to win P5,000 worth of SM gift certificates in the nationwide #AweSMKidsMonth promo this
October 6.
It was in May of this year when SM kicked off our #AweSM 60th anniversary celebration. From Mom-and-Me moments in May, DADventures in June to Grandparents’ Day in September, SM concludes its 6-month #AweSM festivities with fun-filled happenings this Kids’ Month – #SuperAweSMKidsDay, The SM Store’s Babies and Kids’ Fest, the #AweSM Pre-Holiday Sale, United Nations Day, and Halloween among others – in SM malls all over the country.
For more information about SM’s 60 #AweSM years, visit www.smsupermalls.com.
For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit www.smsupermalls.com or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your photos about your memorable moments at SM, then use its official hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM!

PLDT Home Fibr presents “Kitang Dalawa”

Multi-awarded thespians Franco and Ayen Laurel to mark first ever concert on Oct.11

Kitang Dalawa co-presented by PLDT Home Fibr

Expect to be mesmerized as two of the country’s renowned thespians and real-life couple Franco and Ayen Laurel are staging their first ever concert together, KITANG DALAWA, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino on October 11, 2018.

 

The concert, which covers a wide range of musical genres from Broadway, Original Pilipino musicals, Pop, Jazz to Gospel and Kundiman, is co-presented by PLDT Home Fibr, the country’s most powerful broadband, in line with its push to bring world-class acts into the spotlight.

 

Joining them in the concert are their children Mariella Laurel, Hasan and Angia Laurel with the special participation of Whiplash, Joni Galeste and Jourdan Bartolome.

 

KITANG DALAWA is written and directed by Floy Quintos, musical direction by Von De Guzman, lighting design by Monino Duque, choreography by Cecile Martinez and PJ Rebullida, Set Design by Mitoy Sta. Ana, Costume Design by Rajo Laurel for House of Laurel, JC Buendia, Jojie Lloren, M Barretto and Jaz Cerezo.

 

For tickets, call 832-3704 or 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph and http://www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.

Maymay and Edward take their connection to the next level with PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi

Teen stars and popular love team Maymay Entrata and Edward Barbers are taking their connection to the next level as the new endorsers of PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi, the first prepaid service of the country’s No. 1 home broadband.

Both very active on social media, MayWard – as their throngs of fans call them endearingly – know too well the importance of a reliable Internet connection when it comes to reaching out to their followers and sharing every step of their journey to stardom the moment they finished their stint at a famous reality TV show.

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“Then, viewers simply had to tune into their television to get to know what we were doing.Nagbago ang lahat nung natapos ang reality TV show. Now we turn to the Internet and social media as a means to share our lives with our fans,” said Edward.

Sharing their journey via social media

 

“Malaking-malaki talaga ang utang na loob namin sa aming fans, kaya we always engage them as much as as possible. Thanks to the Internet and apps, mas madali for us to get in touch and interact with them kahit nasaan man sila – Pilipinas man o abroad,” said Maymay.

The loveteam’s accounts are filled with their travel adventures, behind-the-scene moments of their gigs and TV appearances, and daily discoveries that show off their fun-loving and carefree personalities.

Instagram remains to be the duo’s main social media platforms, with Maymay boasting 1.8 million followers, and Barber amassing 1.2 million followers. Recently, they also got on board the Tiktok craze, using the app to take short videos and edit them with special effects before uploading them for millions of followers.

Being their own content managers

 

Just like many celebrities their age, MayWard have turned into their very own social media managers, creating content and managing the account all by themselves. They often start their days scrolling through their own social media feeds, liking and commenting on posts, and then posting their own content to engage with their followers.

 “Very hands-on talaga kami. We think about content that our followers and fans will find fun andmasayang-masaya talaga kami whenever they enjoy what we post and put out there,” said Edward.

Maymay revealed that most of their social media activities are done during their downtime; for example, backstage while waiting for their stage appearances, in transit for their many shows locally and abroad, or at home during their rest days.

“We use our mobile network when we’re on the go, but when we’re in the comfort of our home,malaking tulong talaga if you have a reliable Internet connection for your online activities. It is in this way that having your own PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi makes perfect sense,” said Edward.

Get your sulit on with PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi

Available at PLDT Stores and retailers nationwide, the PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi comes with FREE 10GB data valid for seven days for a one-time fee of Php1,995. Because it is prepaid, there are no monthly bill payments, locked-in periods, or even uncontrolled data usage.

Even better, PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi lets you surf for as low as Php15 for 1GB via Home Boost 15, which comes with 1GB valid for 1 day for only Php15. You can enjoy Home Boost 15 as an add-on to promos like Home Boost 50 or up, for greater savings.

PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi is powered by Smart, the country’s fastest mobile Internet, according to a user-generated survey by Ookla, the world’s network testing leader.

“With PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi, madaling-madali especially for people our age na magkaroon ng sulit at mabilis na Internet connection sa bahay,” said Maymay. “Because it’s Prepaid Home WiFi,di na kailangan ng contract or locked-in period. Mas madali rin ma-control yung data usage and budget mo kasi maglu-load up ka lang sa tuwing gagamitin mo.”

“Even young people our age know the value of sulit,” said Edward. “We know na ‘leveling up’ does not necessarily mean having to pay a high price tag. With PLDT Prepaid Home WiFi, you can truly get your sulit on and enjoy fast Internet at home without having to shell out too much – that’s what’s sulit about it.”

To know more about PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi, visit http://www.pldthome.com and follow PLDT’s official accounts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PLDTHome) and Twitter (@PLDTHome).

Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla at GAOC sponsored “The Hows of Us” screening

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Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla at GAOC sponsored “The Hows of Us”
screening. One of Asia’s best dental clinics, the Gan Advanced Osseointegration
Center (GAOC), led by its President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Steve Mark Gan,
recently hosted clients, partners, and friends to an exclusive screening of the romantic drama hit “The Hows of Us.” The special film showing was in support of box-office queen Kathryn Bernardo, the newest addition to the GAOC family. Bernardo is shown with Dr. Gan (left) and Daniel Padilla.

BGC Arts Center Launches Pinoy Playlist 2018

An annual music festival showcasing the tapestry of Filipino Musicality curated by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, Moy Ortiz, and Noel Ferrer.

 

Music is the architecture of the Filipino soul; it has scored our personal and collective lives through the ages. While many things divide us, we Filipinos hold music as the deep common denominator of our “Filipino-ness”. It is time we have a collective celebration of Filipino music – harvest its nourishing past, revel in its present forms, and also innovate by fusing past and present across musical genres of Filipino music.

For 6 days in October this year, October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20, 2018, the BGC Arts Center will launch a landmark festival: “Pinoy Playlist 2018, Ito ay Atin, Sariling Atin”.  Made possible with the support of Sun Life Foundation, it will be the first of an annual Music Festival curated by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, Moy Ortiz, and Noel Ferrer. The festival will gather great music being generated and appreciated in pockets of ages and places, collectively showcase them, and hopefully serve to inspire the collective rise of Filipino music.

Pinoy Playlist will ​reinvigorate the tradition of Filipino music by exposing the breadth and range of Filipino musicality across time, from vocal groups, solo, bands, classic, indigenous, pop, and collaborations in between these forms of musicality, to celebrate the evolving nature of Filipino music. ​The matrix of Filipino music will shine in its variety and blaze with the talent of artists across generations.

“Pinoy Playlist 2018, Ito ay Atin, Sariling Atin” is a labor of love of the Pinoy Playlist curators of whom the BGC Arts Center is immensely proud and grateful to be working with.

Maestro Ryan Cayabyab composer and conductor, is among the supernova standard bearers of Filipino music. His works range from commissioned full-length ballets, theater musicals, choral pieces, a Mass set to unaccompanied chorus, and orchestral pieces, to commercial recordings of popular music, film scores and television specials. He got involved with Pinoy Playlist because he says: “At the end of the day, nothing compares to coming together to experience the rich tapestry of homegrown Pinoy music.”

Noel Ferrer is a respected writer, critic, talent manager, producer of award winning films and television shows. He has published the groundbreaking book on the making of stars and celebrities in the Philippines through Anvil Publishing. He is also the official spokesperson and education committee head of the Metro Manila Film Festival as well as an active member of the Entertainment Troika of the Philippine Entertainment Portal. Working to make Pinoy Playlist happen, he said: “There is Cinemalaya and other indie film festivals and of course the MMFF for cinema; there is Virgin LabFest and before a National Theater Festival; it is important that there is common ground in Pinoy Playlist featuring all genres, all kinds of artists in their most creative concert formats to showcase the best in Filipino music.”

Moy Ortiz has been singing harmony all his life––from his earliest years in primary school to his final year in the Ateneo. He is one of the original and founding members of the country’s premier vocal group, The Company, of which he is the artistic and musical director. Moy is also an award-winning composer, arranger, and producer. He also teaches classes and workshops at Mint College and Trumpets Playshop respectively. On his motivation behind realizing Pinoy Playlist, he said: “We need to acknowledge, honor and celebrate Filipino music in all its forms.”

BGC Arts Center Head of Content, Maria Isabel Garcia maintains this would not have happened without those who care for Pinoy music with their lives: The BGC Arts Center is passionately committed to create and celebrate Filipino stories of creativity and there is nothing like music to inhabit those stories. We applaud the passion and work of our curators and the over 100 Filipino musicians and production teams who finely tuned into the Pinoy Playlist idea and contribute to the evolving tapestry of Pinoy Music.”

Tickets ranging from P330 to P2,250, are now available at all TicketWorld outlets and website: www.ticketworld.com.ph