Friday, September 20, 2019

Tunog Transcom Tayo Year 2 Rocks The Night Away with Music and Talents

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One of the big companies running in the Philippines, Transcom Worldwide Philippines, raves their more than 2,000 employees to a night of good Pinoy music. Transcom Worldwide Philippines’ Manila sites gathered at the Metrotent Convention Center in Pasig City last September 14, 2019 to celebrate camaraderie and togetherness in the second year of the company’s MusicFest dubbed as Tunog Transcom Tayo.

It's a night of more than the booze but of talent and the love for music. These number of employees sung and enjoyed the night. It's not always working, so for this time, it's about having their night off from work and of course the cause.

The event was graced by live performances from various well-loved Filipino musicians and bands such as Ebe Dancel, Mayonnaise, Chiquerella, Sponge Cola, Where’s Ramona, This Band, Ben&Ben, and Aegis.

"As we've been transforming our business in recent years, creating a positive culture where our folks can express themselves has been and continues to be a key focus. Tunog Transcom Tayo, our annual MusicFest, is just one building block in the foundation that is Transcom Tayo and sits alongside our annual CSR activities, our support for the LGBTQ community and our HIV & AIDS awareness campaign in conjunction with The Red Whistle,” said Mark Lyndsell, Transcom’s CEO for the Global English Region.

This is also the second year that a Karaoke-inspired singing contest which Transcom coworkers participate in was incorporated in the music event.

"Our awesome multi-talented coworkers are placed at the heart of Tunog Transcom Tayo and have been auditioning for months as part of our very own Viral Voice competition. Filipinos are known across the globe for their musicality and singing abilities and this is no exception here at Transcom where our finalists will be showing off their talent alongside bands such as Sponge Cola, Ben&Ben, and Aegis,” Lyndsell further shared.

Tunog Transcom Tayo will also be held at the Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City on September 21 and at the SMX-Bacolod City on September 22. The event is sponsored by Tanduay, Seda Hotel, Caronia, Jergens, and Liese.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Jowable Kwento, Lead Star Kim Molina Takes You On A Journey To Hav'a JOWA

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My kwento today is about this short film that has gone viral and the book that is considered as one of the best-selling books, JOWABLE is now ready to hit the big screen. With the intriguing poster and teasers, this film is one hilarious movie that speaks about being desired or the colloquial term, JOWABLE.

Likable, Lovable, Jowable, But no JOWA! this is the sad fate of Elsa, which is played by Kim Molina, a 30-something No-Boyfriend-Since-Birth girl, who wishes for love life and a boyfriend. She's pretty, sexy and funny. Although her drinking habit gets out of control sometimes, she is not a bad catch at all. So what is wrong with her?!  What does her mother Liberty, portrayed by Kakai Bautista, who changes boyfriend as often as she changes clothes, and her happily in love friend Karissa (Cai Cortez) have that she doesn't Her only wish in life: SANA ALL can easily get a boyfriend. SANA ALL can be happily in love.

Though she's surrounded and supported by friends, Elsa still feels miserable and envious of every couple she sees. Finally, Lady Luck smiles upon her and she meets a guy, and the attraction is instantly mutual. Is this the love she's been waiting for all her life? Will this be the happiness she has been searching for, or will she find her happiness somewhere else?

A little background about this intriguingly funny movie JOWABLE. It started as one of the posts on Vincentiments' Facebook page in 2018, It is a short film written and directed by Darryl Yap. Many people were able to relate to Elsa's sentiments, and the video hit 1 million views overnight, and the Vincentiments page instantly hit 100,000 likes.

Darryl Yap made two more short films for the JOWABLE series before he turned it into a novel. The book was released last March this year and was also an instant hit.

Originally a theater writer and director, Darryl yap only started making short films in 2017. His first short film "Squatterina" was screened at the North Luzon Film Festival, where he became the first to win the Best Director award. "Squatterina" was also chosen as the Philippine delegate for the Formosa Festival of International Filmmaker Awards in Taiwan, and it is now recognized as one of the 10 Best Short Films of National Commission for Culture and the Arts | Cinema Rehiyo for the 1st 10 years. Other award-winning short films by Darryl Yap are Oyayi, Bago ako Lumipad, and Ellipsis.

About JOWABLE's lead star Kim Molina is a theatre actress who made her debut in 2013 as one of the cast for Disney's Tarzan. Then her theater acting career went on some of the roles are Frieda in Carrie the Musical, Louise in a musical adaptation of the movie Ghost, and Aileen in the hit Pinoy Musical Rak of Aegis. Her TV and Film acting career surfaced with her different roles like Savannah in Kadenang Ginto, Billet in The General's Daughter, and been one of the lead stars in Camp Sawi.

Aside from acting, Kim Molina is also a singer, and she won Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist at the 2017 Awit Awards for her debut single "Naluluha Ako" under VIVA Records.

Kim being gifted with a great voice also performed the movie's official soundtrack, with the same title.

So what do you think of this upcoming movie JOWABLE?                          

In this movie, audiences will be in for a roller coaster of emotions as Darryl yap explores further into the life, misery, despair, hope and happiness of a Jowable in this full-length film.

Intrigue? Watch the movie on September 25.  This is under VIVA Films.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

We Are Now on Crisis, Climate Emergency!!!

12:25:00 AM

This was my post back in 2010 https://www.kwentonitoto.com/2010/10/recycling-tips-plastic.html. Giving tips on how to recycle plastics. I'm not sure how many people were reached and informed about this article but I'm very much thankful that I was able to share it online.

After 9 years of gradual reducing, reusing, and recycling it has become irrelevant now, it isn't the solution anymore we need to make a drastic change and raise the banner of saving the planet if we want to save the future of humanity. As most of environmentalists and scientist are now telling we don't have much time, we are now in crisis. The changes in weather patterns, climate changes, and earthquakes are signs that the planet is in chaos.

What happened to the call of Severn Cullis-Suzuki at Rio Summit in 1992? There were agendas created but the execution wasn't enough. Now, Greta Thunberg is sacrificing her Fridays not attending school to protest and force the government to shut down factories and companies degrading the environment. We only have a few more years to go before everything that we so-called living planet will be gone.

We people haven't really learned! The story created by Dr. Seuss, The Lorax, isn't just a story for kids but it transcends every generation and yet we haven't learned from it.

Climate change has already reached the level of a planet-wide emergency - with devastating consequences for people and all living things. And it is quickly becoming much worse.

According to scientists, in order to stop the increase of the earth’s temperature at the safest level still possible – below 1.5 to 2.0 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels – the rich industrialized countries have to reach near-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2030 and all other countries have to reach near-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

This coming September 20-27, 2019, different parts of the world will conduct Global Mobilization for the Climate Emergency! For the Philippines, you may join on September 20 at Liwasang Aurora, Quezon Memorial Circle, QC 1:30PM to 6:00PM.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

4 Reasons to Get Hook With GMA Network Primetime Programs, This is my Kwento

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An exciting September for GMA, the Kapuso Network, as they have unveiled their brand new lineup of teleseryes to expect. There are four (4) interesting reasons to get hooked with GMA's new shows. So, what are these reasons? Continue to read my kwento (stories) to know what are these.

1. The Gift - this marks the return of the Kapuso actor and Asia's Multimedia Star Alden Richards to primetime, which starts its airing on September 16, 2019. The teleserye or TV Series about the story of Sep, a visually-impaired young man who will be blessed withsd the power to see the past and the future. An interesting and challenging role for the Kapuso actor.

The line up of stars are Alden Richards, Jo Berry, Mikee Quintos, Martin Del Rosario, Isabel Ortega, Jean Garcia, Rochelle Pangilinan, Elizabeth Oropesa, Mikoy Morales, Christian Vasquez, Luz Valdez, and Betong Sumaya.

2. Beautifull Justice - an action series with girl power. Justice never looked this beautiful as Beautiful Justice has already started last September 9. This is a story of three women with different personalities that will band together to unravel the secrets behind the death of their loved ones. Lead stars are Yasmien Kurdi, Bea Binene, and Gabbi Garcia.

Other cast, Derrick Monasterio, Valeen Montenegro, Lilet, Gil Cuerva, Bing Loyzaga, Victor Neri, and Therese Malvar.

3. One of the Baes - the interesting and lovable couple, Ken Chan and Rita Daniela once agan team up for this new primetime show. This is their first-ever primetime show together, One of the Baes, which will premiere on September 30. The story will follow the ups and downs of Filipino seafarers.

Other cast of this TVSeries are Joyce Ching, Maureen Larrazabal, Tonton Gutierrez, Edgar Allan Guzman, Buboy Villar, Jestoni Alarcon, Roderick Paulate, Melanie Marquez, Archie Alemania, and Kenneth Medrano.

4. 2nd Season of The Clash - yes, it's another season of original musical competition that will air on September 21 with the new Clash Masters, Asia's Pop Diva, Julie Anne San Jose and Total Heartthrob, Rayver Cruz. The set of Judges are Asia's Nightingale, Lanie Misalucha; Asia's Romantic Balladeer, Christian Bautista; and Comedy Concert Queen, Ai Ai deas Alas. The Clash participants will be entertained by The Clash Journey Hosts, Ken Chan and Rita Daniela.

These are the new shows to expect on the Kapuso Network and there will be more to expect. These are all shared and celebrated in the GMA All-New September Primetime event were stars of the shows are present. Bloggers, online publicists, and media partners were given a chance to throw questions and an interview with them which happened last September 10. at 5:00 pm at the Premiere Theater of Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas.

Kwentong GCash Send, A No More Sneaking Out Tactics From Work

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As of the moment I'm out of the corporate world and I'm doing my freelance thing but looking back when I was still in the industry, it was really hard squeezing in some personal errands during lunchtime. So, ending I sometimes sneak out just to accomplish those errands but of course, it's not often. Who doesn't does the sneak out thing?

Sometimes bank trips are eating up your entire lunchtime, especially when lines are crazy long. But most of the time is that you don't have a choice because you need to send money or pay your bills at that time to avoid the hassle.  It may sound simple but for me who works exactly the same time with the banks, it's really impossible.

Of course, that was before and it gives a little bit of guilt feeling that sometimes you have taken some few minutes from your working hours just to make that transaction. Now that I'm a freelancer and since most of my works are done at home it's easy and much easier with GCash because I don't have to brave the traffic just to get those bills and errands to work with.

GCash is an app that allows me to send money with just a few taps on my smartphone anytime, anywhere for free. With GCash, I have one less errand to do, and extra minutes for something I enjoy, play with my kids.

GCash has over 30 bank partners so transferring money between your GCash account and any bank account is hassle-free. The entire process—from cashing in your GCash wallet to moving money to another account—takes less than 10 minutes, a big respite from the hours lost waiting in long lines at banks. I can even do it in between bites over lunch, or in between emails or meetings at work (admit it, you spend those in-betweens at work on Facebook or Instagram, anyway—it won’t hurt to be more productive and do your errands from your phone)

What I like most about this mobile wallet platform is that it’s not exclusive to Globe users. GCash is available on all networks, including Smart, TNT, Sun, ABS-Mobile and Cherry Mobile.

Aside from its money-sending features, GCash also allows you to settle utility bills with just a few taps on your phone. Now, I don’t have to go to payment centers for my electric, internet, cable and phone bills. I can settle them all through my GCash app in the comfort of my home after a long day at work. No more sneaking out during work hours for trips to the bank or payment centers!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

My Kwento About 3 Things To Know with LSS or Last Song Syndrome Movie

10:30:00 PM

This is my kwento about this particular movie that is part of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, the LSS or Last song Syndrome Movie. The movie is starred by real-life couple Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos with today's most sought band, Ben&Ben.

The LSS or Last Song Syndrome is a film about Sara (played by Gabbi) and Zak (played by Khalil), who are an aspiring musician and a software engineer, respectively. And just like any other individual, their comfort is music in which they follow the upcoming indie-folk band called Ben & Ben.

The band, Ben&Ben in this movie played the role of themselves in the time that they are still starting their band.

Here are some interesting facts to know and expect about this movie, LSS.

1.  According to Executive Producer, Emman Dela Cruz Gabbi and Khalil were cast separately. So the whole team doesn't have any idea that they were a real couple. 

2. The first song choice May Be Tonight was used in one of the movies before that they lose hope of having a theme song for the LSS movie that is composed and sung by Ben&Ben. Fortunately, the band has one new song that is needed to be finished and according to Ben&Ben, it was the script of the film that made them to finally finish the song. 

3. The couple, Khalil and Gabbi had an agreement that they won't work together in one project but when the script and story were presented to them both of them agreed to finally work together as a couple and besides Ben&Ben is one of their favorite band.

“LSS  or Last Song Syndrome is directed by Jade Castro under Globe Studios, Dokimos Media Studios Inc. and Ben&Ben.

The film will be one of the films that will be showing on September 13 to 19, 2019 as part of the PPP celebration.

A little background about Gabbi Garcia, she's from the Kapuso Network who starred in some of the teleseryes like “Pamilya Roces”, “Sherlock Jr.”, and “Encantadia.” Also, she was part of the film, “Meant to Beh” in 2017.

For Khalil, he is one of the actors under the Kapamilya Network who was part of many TV series such as “Bagani”, “La Luna Sangre”, and “A Love to Last.” Also, he was part of different movies like "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: Forever is not Enough", "The Achy Breaky Hearts", and "Honor They Father."

My Kwento of San Jose Del Monte'S Artworks About Tanglawan Festival

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My kwento or story of the Tanglawan Festival's Art pieces that showcase the beauty of the City of San Jose Del Monte and Mayor Arthur Robes and Congresswoman Florida Robes. Read more and learn about it.

Today's main attraction of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan is it's Tanglawan Festival that is becoming one of the anticipated events in the city every year after winning over from Singapore the World Guinness Record for the biggest Lantern Parade. To elevate more of the festival, the city government tapped different art organizations to come up with a visual representation and interpretation of SJDM's Tanglawan Festival. And the result was inspiring. Of course, all are through the leadership of Mayor Arthur Robes and the love of Congresswoman Florida Robes for the people of San Josenos.

Last September 10, the actual date of SJDM's cityhood, is the culmination of the 10-day celebration. As part of its activities, the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Tanglawan Festival 2019 Art Gallery Exhibit started. The said artworks were mounted at the Basement 2, the Government Service Express area inside SM City San Jose Del Monte. The opening ceremony was graced by Mayor Arthur Robes and Congresswoman Florida Robes. The couple gave their appreciation of the artworks and praises to different artists who participated. Mayor Robes, who loves art, disclosed during the event that they are pushing for the construction of the Culture and Art Building that will cultivate the different talented children of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.

The strive to change the city's image has become more visual and firm. The works of the power couple, Mayor Arthur and Congresswoman Florida is becoming the strong foundation of their aim of changing the people's view about, from relocation to destination.

Watch out for the next projects that will bring the City fo San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan to the World-class scene, a highly urbanized city with a world-class destination.

#TheRisingCity #SJDM #SJDMTheRisingCity #KNT #KwentoNiToto

Sunday, September 8, 2019

A Day of The Clash Alumni, My Kwento About Garrett Bolden and Mirriam Manalo As They Release Individual Singles

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I'm always happy to know that a lot of good singers and artist are now being introduced in the music industry. A good kwento or stories to share with my readers and followers, especially the ones who love music very much. So, what do I have share now? Well, as my title says it, it is a day of The Clash Alumni, two of them - Garrett Bolden and Mirriam Manalo - releases their latest singles.

GMA Music proudly presents these two artists with their new singles. For Garrett, he is delighted to share his second single " Handa na Maghintay", this is after his debut single "Lilipad Na". The song is composed by Rodel Buban, Jam Ruiz, Vehnee Saturno, together with Filscap Camp Isang Lahi. While for Mirriam Manalo, this is her debut single under the same label, which entitled as "Una Ka". It is written by Romer Timbreza and music by Elmer Blancaflor.

Both of the singers are very much happy with their singles, for Garrett, he hopes that the audience will relate much with the lyrics, "I'm so excited to share this new journey sa inyo mga Kapuso, Sana maka-related kayo dahil tagos sa puso ang kantang ito. Para ito sa mga selfless magmahal sa kahit na anong sitwasyon."

Meanwhile, Mirriam, the Fierce Diva, dedicated the song to her daughter Layla, who also has a special appearance in its official music video, which is directed by Philip Lazaro. "My daughter is my number one priority, sa lahat ng ginagawa ko, nauuna ko siyang isipin talaga, which is why this song really reflects my love for her."

"Handa na Maghintay" and "Una Ka" are both now available for streaming on Apple Music, Spotify and other digital stores worldwide.

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