Monthly Archives: December 2016

INC film “Felix Manalo” bags 5 FAMAS awards

The poster for the historical bio-epic “Felix Manalo”
The poster for the historical bio-epic “Felix Manalo”

(Quezon City, Philippines) – The Iglesia Ni Cristo historical biographical film, “Felix Manalo” bagged a total of five awards, including the much coveted “Best Picture” in the 64th FAMAS (Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences) awards Sunday night (December 4).

The film about the first executive minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo also bagged the Best Director award for Joel Lamangan, Best Actor for lead star Dennis Trillo, Best Theme Song for “Ang Sugo ng Diyos sa mga Huling Araw” which was sung by Sarah Geronimo, and
Best Screenplay for INC minister Brother Bienvenido Santiago.

During the awards night, those behind the film thanked God for making this possible. They also thanked INC Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo for his guidance and support.

In his acceptance speech, actor Dennis Trillo, thanked the film producers, VIVA Films, and director Joel Lamangan for having chosen him to play the lead role in the film. He also thanked the INC brethren for the love and support they had shown to him while doing the film. This was his first-ever FAMAS best actor award, Trillo said.

Director Joel Lamangan also thanked INC and Viva Films for the support they have given in the film’s production.

A photo grabbed from the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s historical biographical film, “Felix Manalo” produced by Viva Films. (Eagle News Service)


“Ang Sugo ng Diyos sa mga Huling Araw,” theme song of the historical biographical film, “Felix Manalo” also won as Best Theme Song in the 64th FAMAS awards held Sunday night (December 4). The movie’s theme song was sung by singer-actress Sarah Geronimo. (Eagle News Service)

From the Grand Ballroom of the Century Park Hotel in Manila, the evening started off well for the movie “Felix Manalo”, with its first win early in the evening for Best Screenplay.  The award was accepted by Dr. Sergie Santos on behalf of INC minister Bienvenido Santiago.

It ended with Felix Manalo’s big win for Best Film accepted by representatives of Viva Films, the film’s Best Director awardee, Joel Lamangan, and Dr. Sergie Santos representing the INC.

The film dramatized the early years of the INC which was registered in the Philippines on July 27, 1914 by its first executive minister, Felix Y. Manalo who is regarded by INC members as the fulfillment of the biblical prophecy on God’s last messenger.

For some of the night’s other categories, Andi Eigenmann received her award for Best Actress for her performance in the Carlo J. Caparas film “Angela Markado.” She was nominated this year for two films, “Angela Markado” & “Tragic Theatre.”

Renowned veteran actress Batangas Representative Vilma Santos-Recto was the recipient of this year’s FAMAS Presidential award. Robin Padilla entertained the audience as he accepted the honor of the Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award.

The other FAMAS winners were the following:
Gabby Concepcion – Best Supporting Actor (Crazy Beautiful You)
Lorna Tolentino — Best Supporting Actress (Crazy Beautiful You)
JM Ibanez – Best Child Performer (Crazy Beautiful You)
Shari Marie Montiague – Best Production Design (You’re My Boss)
Addiss Tabong – Best Production Design (You’re My Boss)
Vincent Ilagan and Mike Velasquez – Best Visual Effects award (Angela Markado)
Robby Tantingco – Best Story (Ari: My Life with a King)
Carlo Francisco Manatad – Best Editing (Para sa Hopeless Romantic)
Cesar Francis Concio – Best Musical Score (A Love Affair)
Rain Yamson – Best Cinematography (Silong)

The special awards given by FAMAS on Sunday night were the following:
Presidential Award for Vilma Santos-Recto
Famas Lifetime Achievement Award for Gloria Sevilla
Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Robin Padilla
Dr. Jose Perez Memorial Award for Jojo Gabinete
Arturo M. Padua Memorial Award for Danny Dolor
Father of Visual Poetry Award for Doc Penpen B. Takipsilim
German Moreno Youth Achievement Awards for Jak Roberto, Sanya Lopez and Gabbi Garcia
Recognition for Outstanding Performance for Arnold Reyes
2016 Advocacy Film Award for Alvin Yapan’s “EDSA”

The best new female artist went to Ysabelle Peach (Angela Markado), while the actor par excellence went to Piolo Pascual (Silong). The director par excellence and screenplay par excellence award was given to Carlo J. Caparas (Angela Markado).

Chief Public Attorney Dr. Persida V. Rueda Acosta was given a special citation, while the late German Moreno was given a posthumous award.

Piolo Pascual and Lorna Tolentino were chosen as the male and female Stars of the Night, while Robi Domingo and Jean Garcia were chosen to receive the Male and Female Look of the Night awards.

Aside from the hosts, Piolo Pascual, Jean Garcia, Sunshine Dizon, Enchong Dee, and Robi Domingo, the evening was filled with many recognizable faces and peers in the Filipino film industry. As they recognized their colleagues in their marveled achievements, they also enjoyed a night filled with entertaining performances from Dulce, Mark Mabasa, Jeremiah, and Net25 talents Babi Crisostomo, Apple Chiu and Chadleen Lac-doo.


John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016: A Success!

John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016: A Success!

a Zimbabwe Collaboration will benefit Silozwane Children, Bulayo Village

by MJ Racadio

The John Ablaza: Couture & Culture New York 2016 was held at 4 West 43rd St, New York City. The event started with photo exhibit of award-winning photographer Jhenny Morales and red carpet arrivals with respected VIP’s and sponsors. The hosts of the evening were Marvic Chan and Maita Lockhart. The fashion show starts right on time and showcasing the latest collection of John Ablaza plus chosen designer from Zimbabwe, Yvette Ndaba.

On the Red Carpet with Bella Skin Inc. one of the vip sponsors of John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016
On the Red Carpet from left with Jeanette Marco and Bella Owen of Bella Skin Inc. with friends, one of the VIP sponsors of John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016.
On the Runway for John Ablaza: Couture & Culture New York 2016. Photo Credit: Franz Capistrano
On the Runway for John Ablaza: Couture & Culture New York 2016. Photo Credit: Franz Capistrano


Miss Philippines-USA 2014 Hannah Marte
Miss Philippines-USA 2014 Hannah Marte
Mithi Aquino-Thomas a Zimbabwe Collaboration
Mithi Aquino-Thomas a Zimbabwe Collaboration
a Zimbabwe Collaboration- Yvette Ndaba.
a Zimbabwe Collaboration- Yvette Ndaba.
Oliver Guintu Presko Model
Oliver Guintu Presko Model
Presko Models
Presko Models
Miss Tourism New York 2016 Fatena Qassem
Michael Galante (Hollywood Actor) on the Runway. Photo Credit: Troi Santos
Michael Galante (Hollywood Actor: Jane the Virgin, Switched at Birth, Baby Daddy) on the Runway. Photo Credit: Troi Santos
Final Walk on the Runway with Michael Galante. Credit to the Owner
Final Walk on the Runway with Michael Galante. Credit to the Owner
After a successful Fashion Show with a Zimbabwe Collaboration
After a successful Fashion Show with  Zimbabwe Collaboration

More Pictures from the Fashion Show

#JohnAblaza #JohnAblazaNY2016
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Greetings and Thank yous’
Thank you volunteers, press & media, make-up artists & hairstylists, models & celebrities, U.S. Ambassador Harry Thomas of Harare, Mithi Aquino-Thomas, Zimbabwe Collaboration-Yvette Ndaba, Helsey Lubiano of CHHC Events, Velzon Hizon Velez of #PreskoMagazine and staff, Jeanette Marco & Bella Owen of Bella Skin Inc, Chavez Shoes, Michael’s Floral Design, Jhenny Evans, Alex Tupaz, Joy Faber, Michael Galante, Hannah Marte- Miss Philippines-USA 2014, Fatena Qassem-Miss Tourism New York 2016, Miss Universe- Uganda, Miss Tourism Zimbabwe, the hosts: Marvic Chan & Maita Lockhart, Nonoy Rafael- the DJ and sounds, Jujo Conol, and our gold and silver vip sponsors for making #JohnAblazaNY2016 a success . In behalf of #JohnAblaza John C. Ablaza Team we salute you for all your hardwork and dedication for the benefit of Silozwane Children a village of Bulayo, Zimbabwe. -Publicist/Manager #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio

Top Trending Youtube Videos: Global and The Philippines


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by MJ Racadio

Tis the season for year-end lists!

Last year’s video featured over 150 YouTube creators, along with TV personalities and celebrities James Corden, T-Pain, Karlie Kloss, and John Oliver and celebrated themes from”Pizza Rat” to “Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae.”

What will 2016 focus on? See this video to know more!

Philippines: Top Trending YouTube Videos (music)
  1. The Chainsmokers – Closer (Lyric) ft. Halsey

  2. Secret Love Song (Live Cover) by Kristel Fulgar ft. CJ Navato

  3. Morissette covers “Secret Love Song” (Little Mix) LIVE on Wish 107.5 Bus

  4. Dolce Amore OST -Your Love by Juris Fernandez (with HD Lyrics)

  5. Tuloy Pa Rin (Cover) – Neocolours

  6. James Reid – Randomantic [Official Music Video]

  7. Bailey May and Ylona Garcia – O Pag-ibig (Official Music Video)

  8. This Time [Official Lyric Video] James Reid & Nadine Lustre

  9. Yeng Constantino – Paasa T.A.N.G.A. (Official Music Video)

  10. Jona – Maghihintay Ako (Official Recording Session with Lyrics)

Philippines: Top Trending YouTube Videos (non-music)

  1. PPAP Pen Pineapple Apple Pen

  2. HUGE EGGS SURPRISE TOYS CHALLENGE Inflatable water slide Disney Cars Toys Paw Patrol Spiderman

  3. The Voice Kids Philippines 2016 Blind Auditions: “Wag Ka Nang Umiyak” by Ian Joseph

  4. Trumpets | Zumba® | Live Love Party | Dance Fitness | Trumpets Challenge |  #DUTTYSTEPPINZ

  5. Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5 Auditions: Power Duo – Dance Duo

  6. WORK – Rihanna Dance Video | @MattSteffanina Choreography ft Fik-Shun

  7. Suicide Squad – Official Trailer 1 [HD]

  8. Tatlong Bibe Plus More Awiting Pambata Animated (22 Minutes Compilation)

  9. ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes – US Version Vol.2 | Johny Johny Yes Papa Part 1, Part 2 & More Kids Songs

  10. Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna’s Wedding

Global’s Top Trending Videos

From Japanese comedy and European soccer to big celebrity moments and some of YouTube’s most popular faces, this year’s top trending videos represent the amazing variety of creativity shared on YouTube every day. Collectively these 10 videos have 550 million views and were watched for over 25 million hours. The channels who make them have more than 40 million subscribers who tune in regularly to watch the funny, insightful, entertaining things they create.

  1. Adele Carpool Karaoke

  2. Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen/PIKO-TARO

  3. What’s inside a Rattlesnake Rattle?

  4. Nike Football Presents: The Switch ft. Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Anthony Martial & More

  5. Grace VanderWaal: 12-Year-Old Ukulele Player Gets Golden Buzzer – America’s Got Talent 2016

  6. Water Bottle Flip Edition | Dude Perfect

  7. Channing Tatum & Beyonce’s “Run The World (Girls)” vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s “Pony” | Lip Sync Battle

  8. Donald Trump: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


  10. Brothers Convince Little Sister of Zombie Apocalypse

Top Music Videos

In Music, 2016 seemed to be all about “work,” with Fifth Harmony landing the year’s top music video (and more than a billion views) and Rihanna claiming the record for most views in the first 24 hours.

  1. Fifth Harmony – Work from Home ft. Ty Dolla $ign

  2. Calvin Harris – This Is What You Came For (Official Video) ft. Rihanna

  3. Hasta el Amanecer – Nicky Jam | Video Oficial

  4. The Chainsmokers – Closer (Lyric) ft. Halsey

  5. Rihanna – Work (Explicit) ft. Drake

  6. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) (Explicit)

  7. Sia – Cheap Thrills (Lyric Video) ft. Sean Paul


  9. Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend (Official video)

  10. twenty one pilots: Heathens (from Suicide Squad: The Album) [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Wealth without Wall Street: Getting to know Robert San Luis

Wealth without Wall street: Getting to know Robert San Luis

with #1 Best-Selling Author Robert San Luis of Wealth wihout Wallstreet
with #1 Best-Selling Author Robert San Luis of Wealth without Wall Street.

by MJ Racadio  contact:

December 10, 2016 (Quezon City, Philippines). Met with Robert San Luis through a good friend Emma Tiebens, happened to be a best-selling author as well. First impression of Robert was educated, well-spoken individual, and down-to-earth. He arrived in Manila early November and we had dinner at Marco Polo Ortigas, by the way, their food and service was amazing. In terms of financial education,  discussing real estate investment was familiar particularly in mobile homes. In addition, he plans to released his book #wealthwithoutwallstreet next year 2017, so watch out for it.


 Robert made several appearances on National Television


Pambansang Almusal (Nation’s Breakfast)

Daily Insight (Net 25 Facebook Live)

Blogtalk with MJ Racadio Season 6

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Robert is a best-selling author, trusted advisor, successful investor and sought after investment consultant with a passion for leading driven individuals to achieving their dreams of financial freedom.

He believes that investors can replace their working income with passive income if they adopt an optimal strategy and have access to well curated investment opportunities.

With a decade of experience as a personal financial planner for high net worth individuals in addition to expertise in manufactured housing communities, Robert has a diverse investment background.

The unified mission of his brand, “Wealth Without Wall Street”, and his books, course, consulting, speaking, blog and podcast is to transform the way investors invest so they can be financially independent and retire sooner.

His personal motto is: “aspire to excellence” in all things.

When he is not hunting for mobile home park deals, he enjoys spending time with his two incredible children, listening to jazz, playing golf and surrounding himself with interesting people in the know.

You can reach Robert at:


Philippines Acoustic/Folk Queen is Back

Philippines Acoustic/Folk Queen is back!

Launching ‘#Boompamplot’ with the Lover Boys

By MJ Racadio     

Quezon City, Philippines (December 04, 2016) a successful launching of Blogtalk with MJ Racadio Live on Tour last December 01, 2016 at the Zenith Events Venue by Stratos.  Apart from this, Dee Jay Alvaro, Philippines Acoustic/Folk Queen is definitely back on the music scene performing her latest single ‘#Boompamplot’ with the Lover boys.

Ed Serran (Indie R&B Singing Sensation) singing his original song. Think Maroon5 meets Kris Allen.
ABS-CBN Restoration at #C1Originals Film Festival 2016 at Trinoma 11.17.16
From Left;  the Lover Boys, Manny Paksiw, Aubrey Salvador, Travis Kraft (YouTube Superstar) center Dee Jay Alvaro, Blank Tape and Jao Francisco.
Dee Jay Alvaro performing ‘#Boompamplot’ Single Launching with the Lover Boys.

According to Dee Jay, “‘#Boompamplot’ is about giving someone’s love and returning the love back”, the song was very catchy indeed and another smashing hit single under her belt.  The main purpose of the collaboration is to bring independent artists to be heard, honing talents, mentoring and how to stay in the music industry.  Some of the indie artists and friends were present that night including Ed Serran (R&B Sensation),  the Duo Manny Paksiw and Blanktape, Travis Kraft (YouTube Superstar), and Imabelle Kraft (Publicist). In addition, the collaboration will continue until 2017 bringing the Original Pilipino Music and Blogtalk with MJ Racadio Live Tour and you will never know you will be part of the center stage.

Dee Jay Alvaro’s Facebook

Ed Serran and the O2

Travis Kraft