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A creative artist/mentor/disc jockey International Independent Recording/Producer/Songwriter/Entrepreneur MJ Racadio took advantage of technology to broadcast his latest show called Blogtalk with MJRacadio- think blogging meets podcasting. The show concepts are providing quick tips from time management to how to budget your money? as well as live interviews from Broadway publicist to Hollywood Foreign Press, celebrities, and new discovery talents. In addition, #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio premiered April 26, 2014 powered by Soundcloud App already reached Season 6 (More 100 Episodes).

Maine Mendoza Signs with Universal Records

MAINE MENDOZA SIGNS WITH UNIVERSAL RECORDS

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(L-R) Universal Records Operations Manager Peter Chan, Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Maine Mendoza, Business Manager Rams David

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After weeks of anticipation, Maine Mendoza has officially signed a record deal with Universal Records. The contract signing was held at the Universal Records office. Present during the signing were Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Operations Manager Peter Chan, Business Manager Rams David, and Maine


Hints of Maine’s signing first hit the web after Universal Records posted a teaser photo of a ‘mystery girl’ wearing a leather jacket bearing the word Universal on it. Fans were quick to catch on, as #MaineForUniversalRecords became the #1 Trending Topic on Twitter in the Philippines and Worldwide not long after the teaser was posted.

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Watch full #TheBigReveal video on Youtube here

The mystery girl was finally shown to be non-other than Maine herself on June 22, as posted through a Big Reveal video, further exciting her fans. 

Signing with Universal Records is just the latest accolade for the 23 year-old star, as she celebrates her third anniversary in show business. Rising to stardom after being introduced as Yaya Dub on the hit noontime show Eat Bulaga, Maine has amassed a number of endorsements, TV shows, box-office hits, and a best-selling book. Now, Maine is more than ready to trade in her dubsmash skills to pursue a recording career, adding to her many talents.

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Maine with Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go


Talking about Maine’s signing, Kathleen Dy-Go, General Manager of Universal Records says “We’re very happy to welcome Maine into the Universal Records family, and very excited to be working with her for her upcoming projects.”

Maine now joins Gary Valenciano, Christian Bautista, Noel Cabangon, The CompanY, Parokya ni Edgar, Gloc-9, Sponge Cola, Ice Seguerra, Shanti Dope, Christian Bautista, and Elmo Magalona in the elite roster of Universal Records’ prime artists.

Stay tuned for Maine’s debut single under Universal Records this 2018.

For more updates, follow Universal Records on Instagram @universalrecordsph and Twitter @universalrecph, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/universalrecordsph and YouTube

 

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Best of Blogtalk with Boy Abunda: Asia’s King of Talk

Best of Blogtalk with Boy Abunda: Asia’s King of Talk

by MJ Racadio

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Los Angeles, California (May 27, 2018). If America has Oprah, then the Philippines have Boy Abunda, he is known as out-spoken talk show host of Tonight with Boy Abunda (Top Rated Entertainment Night Show), an advocate of equality, author, motivational speaker and the founder of Make Your Mama’s Proud. Out of the blue, little did I know, I came across with Mr. Abunda and met him in his own restaurant sometime last November of 2017. Here are the exclusive clips of the interview

BestofBlogtalk with Asia’s King of Talk, the host of Tonight with #BoyAbunda (#TWBA). Getting-to-know the real Boy Abunda.
He talks about New York City, Education, as Author and Advocacy.
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#TheBlogger‘s One-on-one interview with Dr. Abunda.
Part 1
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10215032602351262&id=1316182103

Part 2
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10215032807356387&id=1316182103

Part 3
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10215084706293828&id=1316182103

 

John Ablaza Philippines’ First Eco-Couture Designer: Launching New Campaign Nature and Nurture

John Ablaza Philippines First Eco-Couture Designer: Launching New Campaign Nature and Nurture

by MJ Racadio 

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First Interview with John Ablaza at Hollywood’s W Hotel

(Hollywood, California) May 12, 2018 . Meeting John Ablaza for almost three years now, one thing I learned from him was humility and hard-work. It’s true because Mr. Ablaza stay grounded for over 30 years in the fashion industry. He has been constantly promoting the Philippines through fashion by using indigenous materials and helping local communities to uplift their lives by giving them livelihood and helping the less fortunate from Cebu to Africa. Now this time, giving back to the fashion industry by empowering models, photographers, make-up artists, artisans and future fashion designers. This coming May he will collaborating with world-renown photographer, Filbert Kung (Miss Universe, International Magazines).

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More details contact: social.dragonpr@gmail.com

According to John “Collaborating with Filbert will definitely help young models in how to do posing and learning the photography industry in general so I encourage the people who would like to know more about the modelling industry.” In addition this coming June, John Ablaza’s New Campaign will be launched as Nature and Nurture.

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Boy Abunda Wears John Ablaza

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Boy Abunda (Asia’sKing of Talk) wearing John Ablaza during Tonight with Boy Abunda.

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5 things to know in Becoming a Successful Blogger: The Blogger’s True Confession

5 things to know in Becoming a Successful Blogger: The Blogger’s True Confession

by MJ Racadio

Blogtalk 4th year Celebration from covering David Guetta to interviewing Golden Globe Awards Executive Producer.

After four years of hard-work and perseverance, Blogtalk with MJ Racadio produced hundreds of inspiring episodes, from podcasting to live broadcasting (vlogcasting) and one-on-one interviews. I have no idea this blogging thing evolve by itself and brought me to red carpet in Hollywood to high profile events like Miss Universe and covering David Guetta’s concert in Manila. It all began in my bedroom last April 2014, I’m sharing this information in how to become a successful blogger. Here are five things you need to know from experience.

  1. Know your passion and vision. First, you need to know what you wanted do and know you’re purpose. For example, blogging about the fashion industry, think about what ways to do it by reading and emulating other fashion bloggers and observe fashion shows and you go from there and how you will inspire others with your vision. Importantly you should know how to use the social media in your advantage. Later on in my other blog, I will discuss branding.
  2. Positive thinking and being pro-active. Second, thinking positive is the key for you to go on no matter what the barriers in pursuing what you love whether it be blogging about food or travel. Keep in mind that being pro-active is also as important being positive because allows you to keep moving forward despite negativity around you and keeping track goals in a daily basis.
  3. Ask, if you are afraid to ask learn how to do it. Third, how would you know without asking, right? So, you need to asked if your target topic or subject to be part of your blog or vlog. Nothing to lose when you asked.
  4. How to get response from an influential person. Fourth, here is the fun part, I have been rejected hundred times but there is one thing to share when I got the one big yes. One day, emailed an influential person to be part of my podcasting, she responded and said yes. I was shocked and blown away because I have written a short message and added his or her title next to their names. In addition, I made it clear about the time, date and purpose of the message.
  5. How to be famous right away. This is my favorite because all you have to do is take a selfie or photo together with influential person and you will create the rub-off effect, which you needed credibility when starting a blog or vlog. People will trust you and you become that expert.

Fellow friends, hopefully this information just shared will help you get started in blogging, podcasting, vlogging world. The next blog will be branding.

 

You can follow me on Twitter and Facebook: @MJRacadio

From Cancer Survivor to Millionaire Maker: Kuya E hosting a new show RYTS on Net 25

From Cancer Survivor to Millionaire Maker:

Kuya E hosting a new show RYTS on Net 25

by MJ Racadio

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Teaser: RYTS Rule Yourself to Success on Net25

(Quezon City, Philippines), May 11, 2018. The long wait is finally over, RYTS: Rule Yourself to Success will be shown on May 12, 2018, 4-5PM in Net 25 (Eagle Broadcasting Corporation). Kuya E and I conceptualized this show over a year ago at Big Eyes Events and Productions.

Brainstormed and we came up with almost like where Oprah meets the Talk kind of show where Kuya E interviews known celebrities in the Philippines and discuss their inspiring stories in Shine like a Diamond segment to the viewers. Aside from that,  Kuya E also focus on exciting segment called “All About Success” where he invites business people to share their knowledge in how to make it as a successful entrepreneur. In addition, the viewers can expect Tulong ni Kuya E (Outreach) which is helping less fortunate individual across the archipelago.

About Kuya E

Let’s find out his story surviving the cancer and becoming a “Millionaire Maker”.

One-on-one interview with Kuya E last May 2017. Watch Now!-

About the co-creator: MJ Racadio, #TheBlogger

The kick-off episode guest is Ms. Lani Misalucha “Asia’s Nightingale”

RYTS Behind-the Scenes inside Eagle Broadcasting Studio.

Also visit the Eagle Broadcasting Corporation Webpage

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Rule Yourself to Success Official Facebook

Kuya E, the Artist

MJ Racadio, #TheBlogger Facebook Page

 

Fil-Am Snag Another Emmy for #TheTalk

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#TheBlogger with Marc Anthony Nicolas (Emmy Award Winning Producer of the Talk- Hit TV Talk Show in Hollywood). Photo Credit: Andy Edralin

Fil-Am Snag Another Emmy for #TheTalk

Marc Anthony Nicolas received his second Emmy

By MJ Racadio

Hollywood, California (April 29, 2018).

Filipino-American Marc Anthony Nicolas snag another Emmy for the Talk as one of the producers. I had a chance chatting with him prior to his winning last year 2017.

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Marc Anthony Nicolas second Emmy for #TheTalk as one of the producers [04.29.18]
MJ Racadio: How ya been?

Marc Anthony Nicolas: I’m fantastic. Gearing up for the holidays. The Talk got nominated for People’s Choice Awards so I’m really excited for that event next year. How are you? 

MJ Racadio I’m great! fantastic and Congrats! for the nominations of #theTalk you guys deserve it. You did very well winning the #Emmys and you are the #1 Most Influential Filipino-Americans of 2016 from #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio

Marc Anthony Nicolas Thank you for your support! Im so proud of you! Keep up your great work. 

MJ Racadio Thank you! you will be forever inspiration to the #Filipinos Worldwide

MJ Racadio What is your message to your fellow Kababayan?

Marc Anthony Nicolas Be kind to everyone… Do all the good you can, to as many people as you can, as often as you can… And make a change in this world 

MJ Racadio Marc Anthony Nicolas Wow! that’s beautiful

MJ Racadio Marc Anthony Nicolas with your success, any other wishes and dream for Marc Anthony?

Marc Anthony Nicolas 2016 was a good year for me. I turned 40. I don’t look my age thanks to my dermatologist, Dr. Tess Mauricio. I won the 2016 Emmy. I was ranked #1 in the list of “Most Influential Filipino-Americans” by Blog Talk. Boy Abunda interviewed me in Los Angeles. Finally, I was a judge in the Miss CA USA pageant. The winner represents California and competes in Miss USA 2017. For the new year, I want everyone to be happy and to start every day with a grateful heart. Be thankful. It’s not how much you have, it’s how much you can give. 2018, ready or not… Here I come

MJ Racadio Thank you! for catching-up with my very famous and yet very humble friend in so called #Hollywood or #Lalaland. Regards to the hosts of #TheTalk and don’t forget to shout-out. Before ending this catching-up, Tell me your favorite Filipino Food, Places in The#Philippines, The Best #Filipino moments.

Marc Anthony Nicolas My favorite food is pancit and lumpia. Every place in the Philippines is amazing but I really want to go to Palawan. My favorite Filipino moment is when I visited the Philippines during the holidays and everyone was at my Lola and Lolo’s house eating and singing. It was so fun! They would light the firecracker, Sinturon ni Judas which put a smile on my face.

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Marc Anthony Nicolas holding his very first Emmy for winning as one of the producers of #TheTalk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CELINE DION CONCERT IS SOLD OUT. SECOND SHOW ADDED

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Tickets for CELINE DION LIVE 2018 IN MANILA scheduled for July 19 went on sale to the public on January 18 and sold out within days. Due to demand, and to ensure all fans have a chance to catch the show, a second show has been added on July 20 (Friday) at Mall Of Asia Arena. Members of TeamCeline will have access to purchase tickets before the public through an advance pre-sale on February 13 from 10:00 AM to midnight. PLDT Smart subscribers will also have their special pre-sale on February 14 from 10:00 AM to midnight. Tickets will be available to the public on February 15 at 10:00 AM. The tour is produced by AEG Presents and co-produced in Manila by Ovation Productions. Sponsored by PLDT Smart.
 
One of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history, Celine Dion has sold almost 250 million albums during her over 30-year career. She has earned five Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards and seven American Music Awards.  In 2004, Celine  received the Diamond award at the World Music Awards recognizing her status as the best-selling female artist of all time. In 2016, the Billboard Music Awards presented her with the lifetime achievement Icon Award.   Celine continues to break records with her ongoing Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace which has played over 1,000 shows to more than four million fans. 
 
(CELINE DION LIVE 2018 in Manila on July 19 & 20 at the MOA Arena is produced by AEG Presents and Ovation Productions and sponsored by PLDT Smart. Ticket prices: P35380, 32210, 19540, 16370, 7920, 2640. Tickets available through www.smtickets.com or call 470-2222.)
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BOYZLIFE LIVE IN MANILA!

BOYZLIFE LIVE IN MANILA!

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Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy, part of the multi-platinum, record breaking bands, Westlife and Boyzone, have joined forces to create Boyzlife.

Boyzlife is the thrilling untold story of life in two of the world’s biggest boybands, with the lifelong friends walking the audience through their lives – captivating tales of the highs, the lows and of course weaved in between the stories will be an intimate performance including a selection of their biggest hits that forged their careers! Boyzlife has been selling out all their special intimate performances since their formation in 2016.

During Brian’s time in Westlife the band secured a record 7 straight Number 1 singles, 12 UK & Ireland Number 1 singles in total, 4 Number 1 Albums, x3 Record of the Year Awards, x2 MTV Europe Music Award, x1 Brit Award and countless others. Sales during this time reached in excess of 30 million. Among Westlife’s chartbusting singles are; “Swear It Again”, “My Love”, “Fool Again”, “Queen of My Heart”, “I Have A dream”, “Uptown Girl”, “I Need You”, “Soledad”, “All or Nothing”, “Seasons In The Sun”, and many more! Brian’s debut solo single ‘Real To Me’ topped the charts in the UK, Ireland and across Europe, becoming one of the biggest radio airplay hits that year across the continent. Brian followed this up with a further three solo Number 1 singles and platinum status in Australia where he resided.

As a member of Boyzone, Keith has enjoyed incredible success, with the band being Europe’s most successful boyband during the second half of the 1990’s and the success has continued for many years. Achieving 6 UK Number 1 singles – with 16 of their first 17 singles going Top 5 in the UK Charts – it cemented Boyzone as the first Irish group to top the UK charts so regularly. 5 Number 1 albums were secured and over 25 million records sold worldwide. Some of the group’s greatest hits are No Matter What,  I Love The Way You Love Me, Words, Baby Can I Hold You, Love Me For A Reason, among others.

 

Brian and Keith will sing the greatest hits of Boyzone and Westlife as they perform live in Manila on December 4 at the Kia Theater, presented by Ovation Productions. Ticket prices are P5750, 4750, 3750, 1750 and are available starting October 26 viawww.ticketnet.com.ph and all regular ticketnet outlets.

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75 Most Influential Filipino Americans of 2017

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By MJ Racadio

October 02, 2017 (Hollywood, California). Its time of the year, October is Filipino American history month. Therefore, Blogtalk with MJ Racadio recognizing fellow Fil-Ams with their contribution to the society and unifying the community from #Hollywood to community leaders in advocacy, four years in a row. Here are lists of 75 Most Influential Filipino Americans of 2017:

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1. Joey Galon- (International Fashion Designer)
2. Marc Anthony Nicolas- (Emmy-award winning producer of the Talk)
3. Fritz Friedman- (Veteran Publicist of Sony Pictures)
4. Ruben Nepales- (Hollywood Jounalist)
5. Janet Nepales- (Hollywood Journalist)

6. Jhett Tolentino (Grammy and Tony winning producer)
7. Dr.Tess Mauricio- (America’s Favorite Dermatologist)
8. Hailee Steinfeld (Oscar-nominated actress/recording artist)
9. Bruno Mars- (Grammy winning recording artist)
10. Eva Noblezada (Tony-nominated actress of Miss Saigon)
11. Lea Salonga (Tony- award winner)
12. G Tongi (Award-winning host/producer)
13. Luis Pedron (Film Festival Director/Actor/Director)
14. Dante Basco (Hollywood Actor)
15. AJ Rafael (Youtube Superstar)
16. Jessica Sanchez (Recording Artist/Actress)
17. Apl De Ap (Grammy award winning recording artist of Black Eyed Peas)
18. Ted Benito (Producer/Apl De Ap Foundation)

19. Faith Bautista (Community Leader)
20. Vanessa Hudgens (Hollywood Actress)
21. Alex Tupaz (Fashion Photographer)
22. Michael Galante (Hollywood Actor)
23. Sonia Bermejo (Manila-Up Magazine)
24. RC Caylan (Fashion Designer)
25. Nicole Scherzinger (Grammy-nominated Recording Artist of Pussycat Dolls/Theatre Actress)
26. Sthanlee Mirador (Hollywood Photographer)
27. Yong Chavez (Hollywood Reporter)
28. Kenneth Barlis (Fashion Designer)
29. Charmaine Rodriguez (Fashion Designer)
30. Jhenny Evans (Award-winning photographer)
31. Tia Carrere (Hollywood Triple Threat)
32. Shay Mitchell (Hollywood Actress)
33. Stephanie Reese (Performer/Theatre Actress)
34. Joey Guila (Stand-up Comedian)
35. Jokoy (Comedian)
36. Allan Del Rosario (Hollywood Fashion Designer)
37. Cheryl Burke (Award-winning Dancer/Performer)
38. Angela Baraquio- Grey (Miss America 2001/School Principal)
39. Elton Lugay (TOFA Founder)
40. Ronnie Del Carmen (Oscar-nominated co-director of ‘Inside Out’)
41. Prosy De La Cruz (Author)
42. Jeanette Marco (Public Relations)
43. Lisa Manibog- Lew (Emmy award winning producer)
44. Eric G (International R&B Artist)
45. Gel Santos Relos (TV Anchor)
46. DJ Qbert (Award-winning DJ)
47. Robert San Luis (Best selling author)
48. Andy Edralin (Fil-Am Press Club of California)
49. RD Alba- (Award-winner director)
50. Cher Calvin- (Emmy winning anchor)
51. Kat Inaba- (TV Host)
52. Oliver Carnay- (Hollywood Publicist)
53. Ken Alcazar- Style Fashion Week (LA and NYC)
54. Janelle So- (Award-winning TV Host)
55. Anthony Boncio-(TV Producer)
56. Thomas Orlina- (Host/Producer)
57. Marlou Colina- (Celebrity Stylist)
58. Gherald Alaman- (Talent Management)
59. Christina Luna- (Event Organizer)
60. Arnel Pineda- (Journey’s Frontman)
61. Michael Paulo (Jazz Saxophonist)
62. Thelma Calabio (Founder of Fil-Am Press Club of California)
63. Hannah Marte (International Model/Miss Philippines USA 2015)
64. Val Abelgas (Journalist)
65. Susan Ordona (Author)
66. Kathy Marino (OC Fashion Week)
67. Carl Andrada (Fashion Designer)
68. Kevin Nadal- (Author)
69. Lou Razon- (Fashion Designer)
70. Tom Taus- (Disc Jockey)

71. Rob Banta (Public Servant)
72 Fleur Magbanua- (Reporter)
73. Ellaine Quijano- (News Anchor)
74. Rex Navarette- (Stand-up Comedian)
75. Vic Perez- (Concert Producer)

Congratulations for making the lists this year.

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Blogtalk goes techy: Forcepoint– protecting the human point

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Blogtalk goes techy: Forcepoint– protecting the human point.

By June Hebrew

September 27, 2017, (Quezon City, Philippines FORCEPOINT – Protecting the Human Point.

Once online, always online or so it’s said.

I’ve had the privilege to sit down as a panel in a tech event with Force Point as the resource organization. Cybersecurity has long been a concern not just abroad but also here in the Philippines. I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down with Force Point’s Chief Technology Officer, Nicolas Fischbach, and its Regional Manager, Ben Tan.

Left, Ben Tan (Regional Manager), Right, Mr. Nicolas Fischbach. After the successful roundtable discussions with the media/press.
Photo Credit: Roselle Tee

During the round table discussion, they provided insights about the importance of cybersecurity. The Philippines is slowly progressing in terms of being able to establish cybersecurity measures in its government agencies. Likewise, many companies in the private sector has not fully appreciated the importance of cybersecurity. Thus, it’s the mission of Force Point to educate the public and private sectors here in the Philippines to establish cybersecurity measures as part of their technology.

During the media roundtable discussions.
Photo Credit: MJ Racadio

No one is exempted from a cyber-attack which could result to leak or loss of relevant data.

Even with varying industry requirements and changing technological capabilities, protecting data and intellectual property is the top priority across the board. Forcepoint offers a range of products that help secure your organization at the human point.

Official Website: http://forcepoint.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForcepointLLC/

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