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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). After four years, Blogtalk created another segment called #BlogtalkHollywood over iTunes, Spotify, Anchor FM and other major podcasts platform.
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Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen will be bringing her ‘The Dedicated Tour’ to Manila on October 23 at the New Frontier Theater. Tickets will be on-sale starting August 31 via TicketNet.com.ph and at all TicketNet outlets nationwide. Presented by concert promoter Wilbros Live.
Fans can expect a night full of hits as Carly Rae Jepsen will be performing her chart-topping songs, including “Cut to the Feeling”, “Call Me Maybe”, “Party for One”, “I Really Like You”, “Boy Problems”, “Emotion”, “Run Away with Me” and many more.
After Carly Rae Jepsen released her critically acclaimed album E·MO·TION in 2015, it became “a modern touchstone for a new crop of pop-leaning artists and legacy acts,” as NPR noted, adding “the blast radius of E•MO•TION is expansive.” The album also inspired an abundance of memes — extending the cultural cachet that Jepsen earned from the ubiquity of her Grammy-nominated blockbuster hit “Call Me Maybe” (from her U.S debut album Kiss), which not only climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, sold over 20 million singles worldwide, and was certified Diamond in the U.S., but was referenced by everyone from former secretary-of-state Colin Powell to Cookie Monster.
Jepsen’s new album, Dedicated, retains the joyful, hook-filled feeling of its predecessor. But where E*MO*TION, which featured the platinum single “I Really Like You,” was an ’80s-influenced synth-pop classic that Rolling Stone called “a pop masterclass” and Stereogum called “indisputable, unfuckwithable pop genius,” Dedicated has a more ’70s-inspired feel at times (though the album defies categorization as a whole). At one point, Jepsen was sure she was making a disco opus. “The title was going to be ‘Disco Sweat,’” she says with a laugh. “I really bought into it.” But Jepsen had a change of heart thanks to her travels over the past two years, which included writing trips to the Swedish countryside (“It was spring and there were fields of flowers, homemade breads, and kittens running everywhere”) and a beach in Nicaragua, where she surfed and stayed in a cabana-like casita. Then there was an Eat Pray Love-esque solo vacation in Italy. “I had so many songs,” she says. “I needed some space to walk around, reflect, eat pasta, and get to know myself a bit.”
6 Tips How to Get that Glowing Skin Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach Collaborates with Miss O, a Celebrity Beauty Expert
By MJ Racadio
(Los Angeles, California) March 04, 2019. Technology played a great role in the world of social media. In the case of Miss O, a celebrity beauty expert, she did very well in terms of marketing and branding herself. Despite our time-zone difference, Miss O and I managed to connect via messenger. Oh boy, I got some good news to everyone especially 6 tips how to get that glowing skin, the latest collaboration of Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach and interesting story why Miss O formulated her new products including shampoo, cushion, and liquid botox.
Miss O How ya been? Good very well,
What have you been lately? I am focusing on a new product and repackaging all the skincare line.
So I heard your new shampoo can you talk about that? “I always deal with clients with pimples on their forehead, thigh, back, and chest. I tell them to buy specific shampoo over-the-counter and often times that brand of shampoo is not available, so my client was having a hard time. I usually recommend an oil-free shampoo to stop acne. Even online shopping was hard to find. Despite giving them facial, they still get pimples because of shampoo.” You decided to formulate your own shampoo that’s so clever. “So now according to my clients, it helps with their acne and very happy because we have a one-stop shop at the Spa.
So curious about your new product cushion foundation. “It’s 10 formulas before perfecting it. I am hard to please when it comes to my products because I know how it works and to see my client needs. Always see to it, my clients will benefit from it. I want their face to have like bulb light and spotlight like complexion.” New TVC of Pia Wurtzbach
Now you finally worked with Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach in a new TV Commercial of Oskincare, how is it like working with her?
“It was fun because we’re already friends, like playing around on the set, she’s willing to endorse our clinic, she tried the facial already. According to Pia, it was the best facial experience, it was a red carpet 2-hour facial, you can see results right away, even better the next day, after two to four days, her face was glowing .”
In addition, discuss the secret pearl. It’s a liquid botox, just apply it within wrinkles part of your face and intense whitening when you apply the second layer, the skin will be lighter according to the client’s preference.
I’m glad that you came up with these amazing skincare line. Now give us tips on how to get that glowing skin.
6 Tips How to Get that Glowing Skin
1. Do not use mineral oil on the skin. Read ingredients on facial wipes or cleanser before applying on skin. Choose oil-free products.
2. Sunscreen/Sunblock- SPF 50, it has longer sun’s protection (8-hours sun protection whereas SPF 35 you only get 5-hour sun’s protection against UV. Better to have sunscreen than washing your face with soap.
3. Hydrate yourself with water, watch caffeine intakes like coffee or soda, it make your skin dehydrated; if you drink a cup of coffee, you have to drink four glasses of water to flush out the caffeine in your system.
4. Do the basic four. Perhaps add whitening or glow in your daily regimen.
5. Make it a habit, get facial at least every month. Exfoliate so your skin will glow.
6. Get 8-hour sleep is very important for mind, skin, and health
Miss O How, do you deal with bashers? “I just think they are going through something. I don’t get upset. Diverting the mindset.”
What makes you happy? “Spending time with the Lord, it gives me Joy and helping people. Bringing out friends to eat. Anything in giving and happy clients makes me so happy.”
CATRIONA GRAY FROM THE PHILIPPINES CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE
The special event trended worldwide with millions of viewers across the globe tuning in to watch
Bangkok, Thailand (December 17, 2018) – Today, Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned the new Miss Universe in front of a worldwide audience at IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. The three-hour special programming event aired live on FOX in the United States.
Catriona Gray is passionate about the arts and previously received her Master Certificate in Music Theory from Berklee College of Music. She works closely with Young Focus Philippines, an education based NGO that provides free education and school sponsorships for children in Tondo Manila, one of the poorest neighborhoods within the country’s capital city. Additionally, Catriona is an advocate for HIV/AIDS education and prevention after losing a close friend to the virus. She supports Love Yourself Philippines, an organization that offers free testing, education and treatment to those living with HIV/AIDS, and now as Miss Universe, plans to bring more awareness to the epidemic.
Now in its 67th year, MISS UNIVERSE® had a record number of contestants at the competition with women representing 94 countries. The top 20 finalists were selected from three regions of the world: Americas, Europe, Africa-Asia Pacific as well as a wild card group across all areas. For the first time in the competition’s history, the finalists had the opportunity to share a personal statement summarizing what they wanted the world to know about them. Topics ranged from female health care, the environment, ethnic minorities, body positivity, and cultural diversities.
The first-ever all-women selection committee panel was made up of entrepreneurs, business leaders, industry experts, and former Miss Universetitleholders. Miss Universe Spain Angela Ponce made history as the first transgender woman to participate in the pageant sharing a message ofinclusion, respect and diversity to the international community.
Miss Universe Laos On-anong Homsombath was honored as the winner of the National Costume Show and shared about her costume, the “Stream of Generosity,” a half-human, half-bird spiritual creature in traditional Laos’ folklore.
Five-time Emmy® Award winner, and one of television’s favorite entertainers, Steve Harvey hosted the global event. Model, entrepreneur and body activist, Ashley Graham took viewers behind-the-scenes throughout the competition alongside TV personality and style guru Carson Kressley and supermodel and pageant expert Lu Sierra to provide commentary.
First Runner-Up: Miss Universe South Africa Tamaryn Green
Second Runner-Up: Miss Universe Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez
Top Three: Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray; Miss Universe South Africa Tamaryn Green; Miss Universe Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez.
Top Five: Miss Universe Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega; Miss Universe Vietnam H’Hen Nie; Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray; Miss Universe South Africa Tamaryn Green; Miss Universe Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez.
Top Ten: Miss Universe South Africa Tamaryn Green; Miss Universe Vietnam H’Hen Nie; Miss Universe Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez; Miss UniversePhilippines Catriona Gray; Miss Universe Costa Rica Naalia Carvajal; Miss Universe Curacao Akisha Albert; Miss Universe Nepal Manita Devkota; MissUniverse Canada Marta Magdalena Stepien; Miss Universe Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin; Miss Universe Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega.
Top Twenty: Miss Universe South Africa Tamaryn Green; Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray; Miss Universe Nepal Manita Devkota; MissUniverse Vietnam H’Hen Nie; Miss Universe Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin; Miss Universe Poland Magdalena Swat; Miss Universe Belgium Zoë Brunet; Miss Universe Hungary Enikő Kecskés; Miss Universe Ireland Grainne Gallanagh; Miss Universe Curacao Akisha Albert; Miss Universe Costa Rica Naalia Carvajal; Miss Universe Canada Marta Magdalena Stepien; Miss Universe Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega; Miss Universe Jamaica Emily Sara-Claire Maddison; Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers; Miss Universe Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez; Miss Universe Indonesia Sonia Fergina Citra; MissUniverse Brazil Mayra Dias; Miss Universe Australia Francesca Hung.
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The Miss Universe Organization
The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a global community that empowers women to realize their goals through experiences that build self-confidence and create opportunities for success. MUO believes that every woman should be “Confidently Beautiful.” MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® programs provide the 10,000 women who participate annually an international platform to affect positive change through influential humanitarian and professional efforts. The contestants and titleholders are leaders and role models in their communities, develop personal and professional goals, and inspire others to do the same. The Miss Universe Organization is an Endeavor company. To learn more, visitwww.missuniverse.com.
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30 Years in One Amazing Night: John Ablaza Behind-the-Seams
” Something that I can contribute in protecting our environment. I will never turn back with my advocacy this is more important and meaningful”– John Ablaza
By MJ Racadio
November 21, 2018, (Toronto, Canada) 30 years in the making. Philippines’ first eco-couture John Ablaza, has done it again and showcased craftsmanship and promoting sustainable materials from the Philippines to its finest last November 17, 2018, at the Toronto, Pavilion.
Prior to the fashion show, Star Circle talents took the center stage around 4PM, performing songs from the Greatest Showman.
#TheBlogger on the Red Carpet
Lady D on the Red Carpet. Photo Credit-Rhovic Cabato
Mithi Aquino-Thomas. Photo Credit- Rhovic Cabato
Lady D during rehearsals with Alvin Masangkay (Fashion Director)
John Ablaza and Alvin Masangkay with models from Calgary, Canada
Bea Santiago and Ben Isaac backstage
Mithi Aquino-Thomas at the backstage. Photo Credit- Rhovic Cabato
Photo Credit: Alvin Masangkay
Bea Santiago, Ben Isaac and Alvin Masangkay
Emily B being interviewed by the Blogger on the Red Carpet. Photo Credit- Daniel Houle
Photo Credit- Phoebe Chan
From Red Carpet to Backstage. Rehearsals and Post Fashion Show Photo-Op with Alvin Masangkay Francia (Fashion Director).
The red carpet event started around 5PM with special guests, sponsors, celebrities, and model. John Ablaza 30 years Behind-the-Seams highlights Kubo Barong Collection, John Ablaza, Kid’s Couture Launching and of course the main collection (30 years in the making).
Le Petite Couture Philippine Debut on News 5 with MJ Marfori
Plus showcasing the Le Petite Couture by John Ablaza at the lobby area.
Bea Santiago was surprised having her own Le Petite Couture named after her. Let’s find out! Video.
In addition, backstage moments with models we’re so memorable including the talents of Star Circle Entertainment.
The Show started the special guest designer Jared Servano of Yaser & Mayasa Co. Photo Credit- Mannie Panaguiton
followed by soft launching Kubo Barong Collection, a collaboration between John Ablaza and Ronnie Dela Gana. Photo Credit-Mannie Panaguiton
Collection John Ablaza’s Kids Couture. Photo Credit: Mannie Panaguiton
His designs from tree bark to coco beads that helped artisans and Mangyan women in providing a livelihood in Mindoro and parts of Metro Manila.
Ablaza also has been helping St. Martin De Porres (School for Autistic and Down Syndrome Children) in providing school supplies and renovation of the school in Cebu City.. Importantly, Ablaza now focuses in the mentorship program to young designers and artisans to hone their talents and skills. Particularly, he started it in Zimbabwe, Africa, a project of the U.S. Embassy in Harare headed by Former Ambassador Harry Thomas and the wife Mithi Aquino-Thomas. Lastly, the first quarter of 2019 Mr. Ablaza’s scheduled to return to Africa to continue what he started along with world-renowned photographer, Filbert Kung. Produced by Star Circle Entertainment.
Getting ready for Hollywood Red Carpet seems easy to do than you think. First, decide what you are going to be your look, therefore find a reputable salon or barber shop. Second, if you wanna look fresh and aiming for glowing skin, find a licenced aesthetician in your area and make sure asked for services that does not make your skin red after the facial. Third, search for experienced stylist, he or she can do the magic including the concept of your look such make-up and hairstyle. Fourth, if you are planning to wear a couture, make sure to double check if you already gained weight so you can make a necessary adjustment and alteration. Last, the final touch can be done by adding accessories such jewelries, ties and bling-bling. The following are #TheBlogger’s Choice places to get ready for the big events.
MJ Racadio-Host/Producer of Blogtalk (Blogtalk Hollywood). Social Media Reporter of the Year 2016 by Fil-Am Press Club of California. an active member of Los Angeles Press Club. One of the Official Bloggers/Media(s) of Miss Universe. Freelance Producer of Eagle News International.
LOS ANGELES, OCT. 11, 2018 –TheMetropolitan Fashion Week (MetroFW)announced winners of its fashion and costume awards honoring outstanding achievements in fashion and costume design in motion pictures and television, during the 6th Annual Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala and Fashion Awards, held at the iconic Los Angeles City Hall Forecourt and Rotunda on Saturday, October 6, 2018.
Three-time Academy Award winner Makeup Artist, VE NEILL (A Star Is Born, Beetlejuice, Mrs. Doubtfire) was honored with the “Excellence” Award. Presenting the award to Ms. Neill was actor STEVE CARELL, best known for The Office, The 40 Year-Old Virgin and Foxcatcher and star to the upcoming movies Beautiful Boy and Welcome to Marwen. America’s Next Top Model AVA CAPRAand Metropolitan Fashion Week Founder and President EDUARDO KHAWAMhosted the event, which was attended by over 1200 industry VIP’s celebrities, costume and fashion designers and makeup exclusively by Cinema Makeup School.
Winners in the motion picture categories included a tie for Costume Designer of the Year – Motion Pictures: RUTH E. CARTER for her costume design in BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios) and MARY E. VOGT for her costume design in CRAZY RICH ASIANS(Warner Bros. Pictures); Costume Designer of the Year – Television: JACQUELINE DEMETERIO for her costume designs in YOUNGER(TV Land); Outstanding Ensemble For Make-Up Artist & Hair Stylist – Motion Picture or TV:JOEL HARLOW, CAMILLE FRIEND & KEN DIAZ for BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios); Fashion Designer of the Year: Fashion Designer DOUGLAS TAPIA (Venezuela).
Award presenters included Actress Producer & former Miss Universe, ALICIA MACHADO; celebrated Hollywood MediumTYLER HENRY, who was also filming segments of the fourth season of his TV show Hollywood Medium; Telemundo52 – Acceso Total HostELVA SARAY; and MetroFW Fashion DirectorNIVEEN HEATON among others. BEBE CORONEL and JAQUIE RIVERAperformed the Academy Award Winning song “City of Stars” to celebrate the event’s location in the heart of Los Angeles.
In addition to the Metropolitan Fashion Awards, the Gala showcased a unique, exclusive one-of-a-kind runway fashion show featuring Fashion Designers MELLARDI, Giovanni Testi, ErickBendaña and introducing the Metropolitan Fashion Capsule Collection byDouglas Tapia and hats by Arturo Rios.A special segment of Haute Couture and Avant Garde Masterpieces was also showcased, inspired by the KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Exhibit currently on display at the California Science Center, and designed by over 15 international fashion designers.
The show is produced and directed by EDUARDO KHAWAM, fashion expert, producer and TV personality for Telemundo and the CW, and Executive Producer PAUL JARAMILLO. During the 2018 Closing Gala MetroFW, NAZIK UTUCHIAN, Designers’ Director, announced that next year’s 2019 Metropolitan Fashion Week will be held at the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Dates to be announced.
ABOUT METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK: Metropolitan Fashion Week events are held in dramatic, non-traditional venues that showcase not just best fashion designers or costume designs, but the most beautiful venues each city has to offer. MetroFW is one of the fastest growing fashion weeks in the United States, with shows in Seattle, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Official video reel click here .
October 02, 2018, (Los Angeles, California). Wow, it has been five years, since created this movement, in conjunction with Filipino-American History Month (October). Therefore, about time to recognized our fellow Fil-Ams with their variety of contributions in American society. Here are the following lists, who made it this year 2018.
75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans of 2018:
Marc Anthony Nicolas (2nd-time Emmy-Award Winning Producer of the Talk)
Janet Nepales (Hollywood Journalist/ Executive Secretary of Hollywood Foreign Press Association/Executive Producer of 75th Golden Globe Awards).
Darren Criss (First Fil-Am to win Emmy for Leading Actor Category)
Bruno Mars (Grammy- award winning recording artist/Outreach Advocate)
Ruben Nepales (Hollywood Journalist/HFPA Board Director /Former Director of HFPA)
Ronnie Del Carmen (Oscar-nominated co-director of ‘Inside Out’)
Filbert Kung (Fashion Photographer)
Michael Galante (Hollywood Actor)
Olivia Quido-Co aka Miss O (Celebrity Beauty Expert)
Yong Chavez (Hollywood Reporter)
Nicole Scherzinger (Grammy-nominated Recording Artist of Pussycat Dolls/Theatre Actress)
Eva Noblezada (Tony-nominated actress of Miss Saigon)
Ted Benito (Apl De Ap Foundation)
Kenneth Barlis (Fashion Designer)
Kelsey Merritt (Victoria’s Secret Model)
Jr De Guzman (Fil-Am Creative)
Tia Carrere (Hollywood Triple Threat/Smile Train)
Shay Mitchell (Hollywood Actress)
RC Caylan (Fashion Designer)
Sthanlee Mirador (Hollywood Photographer)
Jokoy (Comedian Comedy Central)
Puey Quinones (Hollywood Fashion Designer)
37. Cheryl Burke (Award-winning Dancer/Performer)
38. Luis Pedron (Film Festival Director/Actor/Director)
39. Elton Lugay (TOFA Founder)
40. Sonia Delen (Appointed State-board of California/Apl De Ap Foundation)
41. Zaldy Coco ( Emmy Award-Winning Costume Designer)
42. Joshua Ang Price (Public Relations/Marketing)
43. Lisa Manibog- Lew (4th-time Emmy award winning producer)
44. Cher Calvin (Emmy winning anchor/KTLA 5)
45. Gel Santos Relos (TV Anchor)
46. DJ Qbert (Award-winning DJ)
47. Susan Ordona (Best-selling Author)
48. Mutch Carino (Marketing)
49. RD Alba (Award-winner director)
50. Manny Streetz (Radio Host)
51. Kat Inaba (TV Host)
52. Oliver Carnay (Talent Manager)
53. Ken Alcazar- Style Fashion Week (LA and NYC)
54. Thomas Orlina (Radio/Youtube Series Producer)
55. Anthony Boncio-(TV Producer)
56. Jush Andowitt (GMA Pinoy TV Marketing)
57. Oliver Tolentino (Hollywood Fashion Designer)
58. Vincent Rodriguez III (Hollywood Actor of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
59. Christina Luna– (Event Organizer)
60. Kathy Marino (OC Fashion Week)
61. Michael Paulo (Jazz Saxophonist)
62. Dr. Astrid Tuminez (President of Utah Valley University)
63. Fleur Magbanua– (Reporter/Journalist)
64. Val Abelgas (Journalist)
65. Rob Banta (Public Servant)
66. Elaine Quijano (News Anchor)
67. Guillermo Amok (Print/Broadcast Journalist)
68. Kevin Nadal (Author)
69. Lou Razon (Fashion Designer)
70. Don Tagala (TV Reporter)
71. Rex Navarette (Stand-up Comedian)
72 Gherald Alaman (Talent Management)
73. JB Adkins (Entertainment Journalist)
74. Cristina DC Pastor (Founding Editor of FilAm)
75. Monet Lu (Stylist)
Congrats! to all, greetings from
MJ Racadio, Host/Executive Producer of Blogtalk, Social Media Reporter of the Year 2016. One of the official Bloggers/Media of Miss Universe, an active member of Los Angeles Press Club and Filipino-American Press Club of California. Freelance Producer of Eagle Broadcasting(Eagle News International).
“LumoXchange and Philippine Airlines Sponsor the International Film
Festival Manhattan 2018”
The 8th Annual International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) 2018 that
attracts a lot of Filipino American audience because of it’s
programming of numerous Filipino films from all over the world will be
sponsored this year by LumoXchange and Philippine Airlines.
The festive IFFM will be held in New York City on
October 17 to 21, 2018 at various venues that are in the reach of
Filipino community members. The Opening night on October 17 will be
held at the Elmhurst Baptist Church 87-37 Whitney Ave Elmhurst NY
11373 featuring the faith based film “One Nation Under God” (USA) Dir:
Lisa Arnold. The Awards Night on October 18 will be held at the
Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center 556 5th Ave NY, NY 10036 will feature
the film “Sekyu” (Philippines) Dir: Joel Lamangan. On October 19 to 21
the regular film festival screenings will be held at the Producers
Club 358 W 44th St NY, NY 10036. Schedule of events will be posted on www.IFFMNYC.com starting October 1, 2018.
From hundreds of submissions the festival offers a quality selection
of world class films that encompass all different genres of diverse
films — narrative features, documentaries, shorts, music videos and
student films, selected through our programming and scouting from our
networks from all over the world. We will be featuring a lot of films
this year from the Philippines, France, Brazil, UK, Japan and other
Luis Pedron, Festival Director of IFFM said,” I welcome LumoXchange
and Philippine Airlines as our partners this year in reaching out to
the Filipino American Communities here in the New York City area. My
fellow Filipinos have been supportive of IFFM and I’m sure they will
be happy to learn more about LumoXchange and the new services of
Philippine Airlines in NYC. We also created a Pre event called the
IFFM NY Filmmaking Contest. Various Teams of Filmmakers will be
creating original 5 minute short films featuring LumoXchange and
Philippine Airlines in Immigrant stories to be screened and judged on
October 4,2018 at he Producers Club. The Top winner will be awarded at
the IFFM Awards Night on October 18m 2018 at the Philippine Center
About our Sponsors:
“LumoXchange was founded to help U.S. immigrants send more money to
their family back home,” said LumoXchange Founder and CEO Maf Sonko.
“We are proud to be a sponsor of the 8th Annual International Film
Festival Manhattan and celebrate the dynamic and vibrant culture of
Filipino-Americans through film.”
“As October is Filipino-American History Month, LumoXchange is
thrilled to be a presenting sponsor of IFFM — an organization that
creates opportunities for our kababayan to showcase their creativity,”
said Joshua Ang Price, LumoXchange Director of Marketing and Growth.
“We are looking forward to watching the short films these talented
teams come up with!”
LumoXchange is an innovative international money transfer company that
launched its remittance services to the Philippines in August of 2018.
With our platform, users can choose their own exchange rate from
leading banks in the Philippines and get 1-2 Pesos more per U.S.
dollar verses the competition. Founded by first and second-generation
Americans who know firsthand the challenges of sending money abroad,
LumoXchange gives you the power to pick your own rate, save money, and
send more love.
LumoXchange… Search. Compare. Send money. Hanapin. Ikumpara.
Magpadala ng pera.
Headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, LumoXchange is one-stop shop
exchange rate comparison and international money transfer company.
Through its innovative Local Exchange Networks (LENs) created with
local financial institutions in each country, LumoXchange can provide
cross border payments using the real exchange rates at the local
level. Easily search, compare, and send money online with the great
exchange rates. LumoXchange is an alumnus of the VC FinTech
Accelerator by Empowered FIS. www.lumoxchange.com
As per Josh Vasquez, PAL Area Manager – New York ” We are excited to
be part of the IFFM 2018 and would like share with our fellow Pinoys
about the good news! Philippine Airlines will start flying NON-STOP
between New York and Manila starting Oct. 30, 2018. Experience the
fastest, most convenient and affordable way of flying to the
Philippines on board a state-of-the-art aircraft, the Airbus 350-90,
through the heart of the Filipino– Philippine Airlines.”
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has been Certified with the 4-Star Airline
quality ranking by SKYTRAX, the international air transport rating
This 4-Star Airline rating is a mark of quality distinction that
recognises excellent standards of Product and Staff service across
different assessment categories for both the Onboard and Airport
environment, with Philippine Airlines noted for providing much
improved standards of product and service quality to its customers.
About Philippine Airlines
With the 4-Star rating now certified, PAL aims to intensify efforts as
it continues unveiling new products and expanding routes, including
the launch of nonstop services to New York and Brisbane as well as
flights to India and additional routes to Japan and China within 2018.
“By offering the public a globally competitive airline service, we are
empowered to attract more tourists to visit the Philippines,
experience our country’s beauty and our people’s warmth, and to
generate more economic activity for the Philippines,” said PAL
President Bautista. www.PhilippineAirlines.com #flyPAL4Stars
Los Angeles, California (September 05, 2018) When it comes to beauty there is one name who stands out, her name is Olivia Quido-Co also known as Ms. O, a celebrity beauty expert from Los Angeles, California. Her impressive lists of clientele include Pia Wurtzbach, (Miss Universe 2015), Ruffa Gutierrez, (Moviestar/Host/Model) and KC Concepcion (Actress, Singer/Model), Megan Young (Miss World 2013), Boy Abunda (Asia’s King of Talk) and so on. I had a chance to meet Ms. O in person during Summer Beauty Bonanza last July 20, 2018 in Daly City, California along with her brand ambassadors, Pia Wurtzbach and Daniel Matsunaga.
#BlogtalkWellness for #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio Season 9
Getting-to-know the real Ms.O, recently interviewed via over the phone. Let’s find out.
MJ: Who is Ms. O as a person?
Ms. O: I’m a fun person, God fearing, I love people and passionate about making people look good.
MJ: What are your hobbies?
Ms. O: I love playing the piano, arts and crafts, actually that’s my favorite bonding-time with my daughter and I love watching concerts.
According to Ms. O, she plays the piano by ear and does not have not any formal training in music. “I listen to the music and then I play it right away.”
MJ: What inspired you to become a beauty-expert?
Ms. O– First, “I studied computer programming in De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Business Administration major in computer application. In addition, I designed the computer system of the business to become paperless. Since I arrived in States, wanted to follow my passion in facial because I love people and helping them to look beautiful.” Unfortunately, Ms. O realized that computer programming was not her passion.
Apart from her passion, running a spa was quite challenging especially in exceeding client’s expectation. For example, her clients stated “Ms. O I would like to look 10-15 years younger”. Ms. O said “I am blessed with a good team and it’s hard to find trained and experienced aesthetician and it would take a year or two in becoming an expert so I dedicate my time to train them” In a nutshell, once the team is ready he or she can do the O signature facial.”
Ms. O with Ruffa Gutierrez (Actress/Model/Host/Miss World 2nd-runner up)
Ms. O with Boy Abunda (Asia’s King of Talk)
Ms. O with Korina Sanchez (Award-winning Reporter)
Ms. O with KC Concepcion (Moviestar from the Philippines)
Ms. O with Megan Young (Miss World 2013)
Ms. O with Janine Tugunon (Miss Universe runner-up 2012)
Her advice to follow her footsteps, “if you like skin care so can follow your passion and do something to help many people. For example giving treatment, healing their acne and it boost their self-confidence and always put God’s first in everything that you do, so your plan will succeed.”
Ms. O– I want people to see my fun side. Usually, I’m very professional and love going out with my family and blessed with four beautiful children and a very nice husband. I want my clients to be my friends and I do not want just a client. I want them to be part of the family. I am so happy with my team and doing skin care for 15 years. I am very grateful to my clientele not only as client but good friendship.
Manila, Philippines (August 16, 2018). 17 year-old viral rap star Shanti Dope’s flourishing artistry continues to burn bright as he brings Pinoy rap into the international scene.
As he celebrates one year in the industry, and more than 20 million views and streams for his hit song “Nadarang,” the new gen rapper-songwriter adds collaborations with international artists to the long list of achievements in his young career.
Shanti is expected to bring his A-game in on the international remix of the song ‘Crazy’ by rising American singer Mimi. He joins NomaD and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Krayzie Bone in the catchy hip-hop tune, also providing a unique Pinoy twist on his verse.
The song does not only feature Shanti himself as an artist, but also our very own language as he raps Tagalog on his verse. To be able to showcase the national language on a worldwide stage is a big feat for OPM artists, especially in the genre of rap, as Shanti continues to build bridges across different genres, platforms, and audiences through his music.
The rap prodigy will not only appear on this international track, but is also slated to be special a guest (together with his mentor Gloc-9) in the upcoming Ultimate hiphop OG Bone Thugs-N-Harmony concert on September 5, 2018 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Mimi’s ‘Crazy (International Remix) [feat. Shanti Dope, Krayzie Bone, and NomaD]’ is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon
Shanti Dope and Materyal EPs are now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon under Universal Records.
Tickets for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony concert are out now via SM Tickets | bit.ly/BTNH2018MNL It’s gonna be an epic hiphop party with #BTNHManila ft. Gloc-9 and Shanti Dope, made possible by Ovation Productions.