Gala Premiere Cast, January 28, 2017, CCP Main Theatre Click here for Photos by Aldwin Ku Ibarra: Ronan Ferrer Maria Clara: Jade Rubis Riccio Padre Damaso: John-Andrew Fernandez Elias: Greg de Leon Sisa: Stephanie Anne Aguilar Basilio: Noel Comia, Jr. Crispin: Santino Juan Santiago Pilosopo Tasyo: Erwin Dimaculangan Kapitan Tiyago: Ronaldo Abarquez Tia Isabel: Thea Perez
A big thank you Oliver Oliveros of Broadway World for this wonderful experienced and once in a lifetime moments.
A Masterpiece of Eco-couture Gowns and Bow-Tie Creations
November 24, 2016 (Hollywood, California) International Fashion Designer John Ablaza is showcasing his masterpieces in a fashion show event – John Ablaza Couture & Culture NY 2016. His awe-inspiring collections have graced the runways of Hong Kong, Singapore, Bahrain, Sydney, Toronto, London, Belgium, Arizona, San Francisco, Los Angeles/Hollywood, Zimbabwe and now coming to NYC!
Saturday December 10, 2016 at ONE UN New York Hotel (1 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017)
5PM Red Carpet I Cocktails I Silent Auction I Photo Exhibit 7PM Gala Fashion Show
his inspiration – nature
his mission – to help people
his vision – to bring fashion and culture together
John is an “eco-fashion” designer specializing in fabricating garments using sustainable, local materials like seeds bark reeds and coconut shells. While working with The Mangyan Tribe of Mindoro, together they came up with new ideas to use native sustainable materials in his designs while the Mangyans build a better future for their families.
With Couture & Culture NY 2016 in collaboration with Harare-Zimbabwe Designers and Artisans, the fashion show will gather 150 VIP guests from New York’s most influential circles, UN diplomats, celebrity appearances and partner with several media companies to cover this prestigious VIP ONLY cocktail gala, photo exhibit by an acclaimed Southern California photographer, Jhenny Morales Evans and a silent auction of all-things Zimbabwean and artisanal. Expanding his reach of beneficiaries, the Children of Silozwane Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and St. Martin de Porres, Cebu City.
Sponsor-Partners: Presko Magazine, Bella Skin Inc., Shoes by Chavez, ONE UN New York Hotel, CHHC Event Planning & Operations, Michael’s Floral Design NYC, Blogtalk With MJ Racadio, Alex Tupaz Photography and Jhenny Evans Photography.
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April 25, 2016 (Social Dragon PR) Quezon City, Philippines. an early morning anticipation at Eagle Broadcasting Corporation and just had a cup of coffee. Recently met with Davey Langit right after his hosting gig for Pambansang Almusal. Medium in height, kind of stocky dude, soft spoken, and very polite. Langit known for his hit song “The Selfie Song” and garnered million of hits on Youtube.
Apart from that success, he started as one of the scholars from Philippine Dream Academy headed by Iconic Legendary Jim Paredes of APO Hiking Society. His also a disc jockey of 95.5 Pinas FM and he has won the Himig Handog PPop Love Songs of 2016 for “Dalawang Letra” as composer performed by Itchyworms.
“Dalawang Letra” Performed by Itchyworms Video Link
Let’s get to know Davey Langit Up Close and Personal
According to Davey, he started playing the guitar in a such tender age as a hobby. During his college years, songwriting came and eventually joined the Philippine Dream Academy. Langit honed his talent in songwriting and the rest is history. He has written song for Yeng Constantino, which is “Cool-Off” 11 years ago. In 2013 Langit smashed hit “The Selfie Song” he only recorded it on his smart phone and uploaded on Youtube and garnered 10K Views after a week. In addition, he stated, “it’s always a pleasure to work with Iconic Jim Paredes of APO Hiking Society.”
Make sure to catch him three times a week at Pambansang Almusal and follow him on Social Media as Davey Langit via Facebook
International Indie Actor Making a Name for himself
From Stageplay to Indie Film
by MJ Racadio
April 21, 2016 (Social Dragon PR)
Quezon City, Philippines.
Tall, dark and handsome with great charisma. Friday eve, sat down with John Stevenson Tabangay, he was ecstatic with our interview. By the way, its his first-time solo article after the world premiere of “Walang Take Two” (No Second Take) and currently star in a spin-off “Hapi ang Buhay” directed by Carlo Cuevas which recently won Best Director in an International Film Festival in London. Let’s find out what his humble beginnings.
What motivates you to become an actor?
It motivates me to become an actor, first thing I wanna help my family to provide for them. Secondly, I was bullied before and show them that I can do it. Finally, I thank INCinema and Ka EVM for giving me the opportunity to showcase my talent.
Who are your inspirations?
My family inspired me a lot to push this kind of career, they gave me moral support and also my friend inside the Church of Christ. In terms of acting, I followed the career of John Lloyd Cruz, he’s a very good actor.
What are your hobbies?
I play volleyball, badminton, track & field. My latest hobby is travelling and exploring the Philippines.
According to John, he started acting at his locale stageplay until got discovered for “Walang Take Two” (No Second Take) he played as struggling film-maker facing personal and family problems. The spin-off currently being aired at Net 25 produced by Eagle Broadcasting Corporation.
What advise can you share for those wanted to do acting?
“My advice also there’s a great friend told me that steven always remember humility is a virtue, guys it’s very important na tayo ay humble lagi huwag lalaki ang ulo or magiging mayabang and let us all share the blessing na narerecieve natin sabi nga give and take. So guys if your passion po ay maging actor/actresses go lang God will guide you!”
Don’t forget to catch
Hapi ang Buhay Every Saturdays 4PM & Sundays 9PM at #Net25
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John Stevenson Tabangay
April 21, 2016, (Social Dragon PR) Los Angeles, California
The success of Blogtalk with MJ Racadio is inevitable, behind the success is Mariebeth Racadio celebrating her birthday today April 21, 2016. Recognizing her for unending support from contacting future guests to providing moral support. Back in the memory lane, she stated ” Why don’t you interview influential people to inspire others”. Yes indeed! took that as advice and the rest is history. Wishing her good health and prosperous life.
International Film Festival Pioneer Visiting Manila
by MJ Racadio
April 13, 2016 (Social Dragon PR) Quezon City, Philippines. Pedron arrived in the Philippines for speaking engagements about Film-Making and consulting projects. Luis Pedron making rounds of interviews from Magandang Umaga po! to 95.5 Pinas FM. Luis Pedron is the Festival Manager of the Viva Latino International Film Festival NY 2015 and 2016. In the past Luis was the Programmerfor the Soho International Film Festival 2010 and 2011, Festival Director for the Asians on Film Festival in North Hollywood CA 2013, Festival Director for the One FILAM Film Festival Hollywood CA 2013.
Luis Pedron is currently the Co-Founder/Festival Director and Programmer of the International Film Festival Manhattan now on it’s 6th Year. IFFM showcases Asian, Latino, New York and International filmmakers that reflect the change that we see in America and the world today. His advocacy is to help film-makers from around the world to showcase different genres of films during the Film Festivals on October 20-23, 2016. For submissions visit http://iffmnewyork.com
Hollywood, CA (Social Dragon PR) October, 2015. Tune in this Sunday, October 11, 2015 7PM PST / 10PM EST to Blogtalk with MJRacadio on http://soundcloud.com/mjracadiofeaturing Hollywood Celebrity Stylist Marlou Colina, and Famous Bag Designer Renee Patron.
First, let’s meet Marlou Colina. Colina is Hair & Makeup Artist to the stars. Clients include Grammy Winner – David Foster, NBC TV Passions – Actor Hector Bustamante, and coutless others. In turn, he founded Colina Salon, based in Long Beach California. He is also a TV personality, an executive producer, and a columnist. Currently, he produces “Colina’s Beauty Menu on Adobo . Nation on TFC (The Filipino Channel). In addition, read his column on USA Asian Post and Balita Newspaper.
Marlou Colina is the person you go to before a major Hollywood event.
Next, let’s meet Renee Patron. Patron is an entrepreneur. She has been in the fashion industry for over 15 years. Furthermore, she is the founder and creative director of BANAGO. Founded in June 2011, BANAGO is a collection of hand woven bags, hand crafted by artisans in the Philippines. They also make accessories, such as jewelry, and towels. Recently Banago Tote Bag was featured in Aloha Movie in Hollywood with Emma Stone, Vogue and J Crew Magazine to name a few. In addition, BANAGO gives back to its’ community by helping them restore homes and lives that were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). All in all Renee Patron is doing what she loves fashion and helping out the community.
Get to know these two fashionistas by tuning in this Sunday, October 11, 2015 7PM PST / 10PM EST to Blogtalk with MJRacadio on http://soundcloud.com/mjracadio.
Orange County, CA – September 20, 2015 – Orange County Fashion Week® emerges as a leading player in the metropolis of fashion, the 34 billion dollar retail market has proven itself yet again as a major fashion capital player with a cult market of emerging fashion talent. Not only has a buyer’s market, this metropolitan market identified newcomers in the U.S. market of fashion design. Not exclusive to retail, OCFW® led its opening day to recognize masterstylists in the top of their game.
Orange County Fashion Week® 2015 went off with a bang! Fireworks included! Beginning Thursday, September 17th the best in beauty, hair, and make-up came to together to compete in the 2nd Annual MasterStylists competition. It was a night filled with high creativity, impeccable style, and the enthusiasm to design works of art celebrated in the theme of “Alice In Wonderland.”
Manna Kadar Cosmetics prepared for four years with OC Fashion Week® as with Toni and Guy Academy of South Coast Plaza , the daily adventures of beauty and styling have become synonymous with art here in Orange County, as the official kick off was dedicated to the talented works of masterstylists.
On Friday, September 18th the runway saw stunning and truly one-of-a-kind collections from upcoming designers in couture, high-end, and resort wear. OC Fashion Week® was happy to introduce Founders Hall at the prestigious Soka University in Aliso Viejo as a new venue for Day 2. Betinnis, a fashion boutique in Brea, CA and owned by “Behind The Seams” host and style expert, Chadia Almeddin sponsored the night’s event. In addition, Darya South Coast Plaza, the jewel of Persian cuisine served an assortment of gourmet hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
International press coverage from FashionUnited to the Philippines AZE Media/Blogtalk with MJ Racadio and China’s own 8Asian TV met for a serendipitous gathering at the acclaimed Founders Hall adjacent to the world-class Peace Lake.
Designers for Day 2 of OC Fashion Week® included: Coral Castillo, Charmaine Joie Couture, Berenice Gonzales, Jonathan Jimenez, Yesenia Hernandez, Marc Aaron Bright, and Cheri Elizabeth Collections.
Our very own kapabayan, Charmaine Joie, a celebrity fashion designer in California, presented a colorful & sophisticated collection influenced by the Art Noveau Movement in France. She included the crowning headpieces from Mimsy Crowns , designer Debby Harper to accentuate the dresses. Included in her lineup modeling Charmaine Joie Couture is Hannah Angelica Marte, former 2014 Miss Philippines USA beginning her modeling career post pageant. Alongside Hannah were a few other pageant beauty’s representing Charmaine Joie designs; Eyga Mojus, 2015 Miss South Sudan & Cristal Abigail Infante, 2015 Miss Guerrero USA & rising singer sensations Tiffany Nicole Brevard & Cambria Martinsen.
Orange County Fashion Week® not only celebrated the talents of upcoming designers and models, but was proud to support the three very unique and well-deserved charities supporting the Orange County Community. Teen Project, a non-profit organization helping young foster teens transition to adulthood; to Working Wardrobes, empowering men, women, veterans and young adults overcoming difficult challenges to confidently enter the workforce and achieve success; and the OC Ballet Theater, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching ballet and other forms of dance to students of all ages, were this year’s charity recipients.
It was a week filled with fashion curated for those who are inspired by beauty, music, and art with incredible backdrops and all new venues that made for a one-of-a kind experience leaving the audience breathless for more. OC Fashion Week® S/S 2015 videos can be found online at OCFashionWeek.com.
Hollywood, CA (Social Dragon PR) September, 2015. Tune in this Sunday, September 20, 2015 4PM PST / 7PM EST to Blogtalk with MJRacadio on http://soundcloud.com/mjracadio featuring the last episode on season 4 featuring Marc Anthony Nicolas (4th-Time Emmy Nominated Producer of The Talk), Gherald Manlangit (The Insider/ET Producer) Emmy Winning Producer, Paeng Nepomuceno (6th-Time World Champion Bowler, John Singson (Celebrity Realtor) and G Tongi (Host/Producer of Kababayan Today).
Let’s meet, Marc Anthony Nicolas. Nicolas is a Daytime Emmy Award Winner for outstanding talk show entertainment. Recently, he received his 4th Emmy Nomination for “The Talk.” Prior, twice he won He won the Daytime Emmy Award for The Tyra Banks Show – Outstanding Informative Talk Show. In addition, he is the host and executive producer of On Your Marc. All in all, Marc Anthony Nicolas is great at producing talk shows.
Secondly, meet Gerald Manlangit. Manlangit is a Production Manager / Field Producer for “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider.” He started out as an intern for CBS Corporation. Then, he moved his way up to Production Assistant. Finally, he is the Production Manager ‘ Field Producer. Before making his way to CBS, he used to intern for the GMA Network. Overall, Gerald Manlangit shows that persistence pays off.
Thirdly, meet Paeng Nepomuceno. He is a six-time World Bowling Champion. In addition, he won the World Cup of Bowling four times (1976, 1980, 1992, & 1996), earning a Guinness Book World Record for most World Cup Wins in three different decades and the youngest bowler to win. Later, in 1984, he also won the World’s Invitational Tournament, and in 1999 he won the World Tenpin Master’s championship. In conclusion, Paeng Nepomuceno is the bowling master. Ultimately, the Prestigious Bowlers Journal International in 2003 named Paeng Nepomunceno as the Greatest International Bowler of All Time.
Photo Credit:Diosdado Carreon
Next, meet John Singson. Before enjoying his American Dream, he grew up with powerful and wealthy family in the Philippines. John relocated in the U.S. to obtain a higher education and search for independence. According to John ” I love it here because I can go to the beach, malls without the people looking and I really felt my independence.” He is a Realtor for celebrities and the general public with Coldwell Banker. He is very passionate about real estate. Apart from real estate, his writing a motivational book for investments. To conclude, John Signson is real estate agent you want to talk to when you are ready to buy or sell a house.
Finally, let’s meet Giselle Anne “G” Toengi. Toengi is a Filipino-American Actress, Model, Dancer, Singer, Host, and VJ. Currently, she is the host and producer of Kababayan Today on KSCI (LA18) since 2014. Before this, she was an actress and a host for several different shows for ABS-CBN and the GMA Network. In addition, she was a VJ for MTV Asia. Furthermore, she released one studio album called “Very G”. To sum up, Giselle Anne :G” Toengi is multi-talented in the entertainment world.
Emmy Producers, World Champion bowler, and more oh my! Tons of special guests, so don’t miss out on the Finale Episode of Season 4 of Blogtalk with MJRacadio on http://soundcloud.com/mjracadio this Sunday, September 20, 2015 4PM PST / 7PM EST
Hollywood, CA (Social Dragon PR) September, 2015. Tune in this Sunday, September 13, 2015 7PM PST / 10PM EST to Blogtalk with MJRacadio on http://mranow.co featuring Health Reporter Denise Dador, Event Marketing specialist Jush Andowitt, and Business Entrepreneur Elena Lapid Salonga.
First, let’s meet Denise Dador. Dador is a Health Reporter for Eyewitness News ABC 7 in Los Angeles, since 1998. Her segment can be seen at 4PM and 5PM. She also covers major breaking news, and health specials. In addition, she has received several journalism awards: Emmy – Outstanding News Feature, Best news feature – Michigan Association of Broadcasters Outstanding Health Reporting Award – Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Furthermore, she received community service awards: the Profiles in Progress Award from the American Cancer Society for her series on breast cancer and honored for her commitment to community involvement by the The Filipino American Library. Overall, Denise Dador has been covering health related topics for over a decade.
Next, meet Jush Andowitt. Andowitt is the US Affiliate for Development and Marketing for GMA International. He specializes in producing events, concerts and musicals both in USA and the Philippines. Prior to joining GMA International, he was a Financial Advisor and an executive in the banking and finance world. All in all, Jush Andowitt is the go to person for GMA events in the USA.
Last but not least, let’s meet Elena Lapid Salonga. Salonga is a business entrepreneur and is the current President of Lapid Foods, Inc. It is a USDA approved plant that processes food products. Her father started the company in the Philippines. Later, Elena moved it to the United States. Currently, Lapid Foods, Inc. products are available in 12 States and will soon be available in Canada. In California products can be found in all Seafood City Supermarkets, Island Pacific Supermarkets, and other asian markets. Long Range, Elena Lapid Salonga plans on expanding Lapid Foods to other cities.
Let’s get healthy. Pick up event planning and entrepreneurial tips by Tuning in this Sunday, September 13th, 2015 from 7PM PST / 10PM EST to Blogtalk with MJRacadio on http://mranow.co.