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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Challenging Through Photographs

05/31/2016 02:36:29 PM

It's the last day of May 2016. Finally, the month where people have been ranting on each other has come to an end; I mean the election period has quite come to a close. In 30 days, we will see a new administration sine 2010.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Victory at First Glimpse

05/30/2016 12:04:40 PM

Wall Street Journal
People have witnessed the initial turnout of the general elections held at around 92,000 precincts in the country during Monday, 9 May 2016. At the first few hours, we have seen Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte emerged at the top of the partial and unofficial polls. Days have passed by, and we saw him pulling away from either runner-up Senator Grace Poe and eventually Secretary Mar Roxas. Thus, declaring landslide in the process.

During the stretch, Poe, Roxas, and later on, Vice President Jejomar Binay have conceded already. More than just raising the white flag, this signified victory in favor of the majority. And frankly, the result was even proven well when the National Board of Canvassers awarded the win after amasing more than 16 million votes, as opposed to both Roxas and Poe who garnered nine million each.

But what perhaps could be the reason why Rodrigo Duterte won the election? Is it because of the "million-people rally" in Manila? Is it because of the various designed shirts, stickers, and tarpaulins? Is even a single political advertisement became a big factor? Is it because of this news exposure regardless of good or bad turnout called "publicity?"

Friday, May 27, 2016

Maulan Kagad?!

05/18/2016 09:24:18 PM

Hindi mo na masisisi ang mga tao. Hindi na kataka-taka kung bakit na lang sila mapapraning kagad eh. At paano ba naman eh, nagbabago na ang klima, umi-extreme na nga e.

Kaya ganun na lamang ang pagkabahala nila kung matapos ang isa o dalawang oras ng pag-ulan – kahit hindi naman malakas yun – ay bigla na lamang masasabi nila na “Ay, shet, tag-ulan na!”

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The NewsLetter: AQUABEST Announces New Batch of Scholars

05/26/2016 03:27:18 PM

(Author's note: The following is a newsletter from Aquabest as the water franchise announced their new batch of scholars, the G.Q.W.E.S.T. Scholars)

Aquabest the country’s leading water franchise is pleased to announce the awarding of its new batch of scholars under its Corporate Shared Values (CSV) program.

Tied-Ball Series!

05/25/2016 07:08:39 PM

Meanwhile, at the other side, the series is back to square one. That came after the Toronto Raptors halted a vicious rally by the Cleveland Cavaliers; thus, ramming on their second straight victory, 105-99.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thundering On The Brink of Elimination

05/25/2016 06:48:10 PM 

The Golden State Warriors lost two straight games for the first time this season, eh?

Anyone thought it was a big deal, don't you? Well, yeah, it could really be a big deal since this time around—the defending champions ended up trailing 3-1 in their best-of-7 series for the Western Conference Championship; and also the right to represent the conference in the upcoming NBA Finals.

Wait, how on earth did that happen?

WWE Back in Manila?!

05/25/2016 09:02:10 AM

So, how true that after quite a long while, the World Wrestling Entertainment will hit by the country once again?

If you remember the RAW and Survivor Series tour in 2006, the SmackDown & ECW pit stop in 2009, and even those old tours in Cuneta Astrodome and Cebu in the past decades, then you might not miss to see the new breed of superstars at Mall of Asia Arena.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

An Extreme Return

05/24/2016 06:50:14 PM

With WWE Extreme Rules came to a close, it was still the guy who holds the title. Yes, Roman Reigns retained the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Monday, May 23, 2016


05/23/2016 05:22:44 PM

Limang salita: Shut Up Na Lang Kayo. O may iba pang alternatibo: Shut Up Ka Na Lang. Mas matindi ang patama.

Isa sa mga pinakamatunog na soundbyte noong nakaraang eleksyon. Paano nga naman hindi ito magiging sikat, kung ang nagsalita naman nito ay isa sa mga pinagititiliang mga artista (well, pinagtitilian ng mga malalanding fangirl at mga isip-batang mga basta-basta nahuhumaling sa showbiz) na si Daniel Padilla.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Experiencing the MilesExperience (PlayBack: Miles Experience - Again & Against)

05/18/2016 10:48:41 PM

The long wait is over, and I think this one just came at the right timing. They already released three singles, had made two music videos – with one of them at least successful in penetrating the mainstream shores despite not being a chart-topper in the music countdown.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Pre-take: WWE Extreme Rules 2016

05/20/2016 05:25:34 PM
It's about time the World Wrestling Entertainment go extreme and it still never goes out of style since it's still the month of May anyway.

After switching dates and places with Payback, WWE will be staging the most ruthless and the most aggressive of them all, Extreme Rules; and it's all happening at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey this Sunday evening (Monday morning Manila time).

Friday, May 20, 2016

An Asylum Match?!

05/18/2016 05:56:44 PM

We all know what's gonna happens next Sunday, even if they appeared like an unconfirmed rumor: Dean Ambrose will face Chris Jericho at Extreme Rules.

And just when we though we will have two extreme rules matches at the event itself come Sunday night, we were wrong. At first I was disappointed, considering Ambrose headlining the poster of ER.

But hey, after seeing the clip from WWE Raw via YouTube, I could only utter two words: What's this? Oh sorry, make it five—what on earth is this?

Electoral Aftermath: The Men Who Can't Move On

05/18/2016 09:46:23 PM

Malamang, kung may mga tao na balik na sa pagtangkilik sa kani-kanilang mga kababawan, ay mayroon rin namang mga tao na hindi makamove on sa eleksyon.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Scene Around: The Gray Ground Press Preview

05/19/2016 05:50:39 PM

It was a hot Saturday afternoon—and on the verge of having a rowdy evening full of concluding political rallies we all know as miting de abanse—as the band called The Black Vomits spoke with members of the press at the press preview of The Gray Ground held 7 May 2016 at My Bro's Mustache Folk Bar in South Triangle, Quezon City.

Flick Review: Captain America: Civil War

05/15/2016 12:06:22 PM

Huffington Post
Captain America: Civil War proved few things: superheroes will always be humans behind those powerful weapons. They have egos, and they will fight for that, too. They also failed and was supposed to be more responsible with their actions as swore on their private roles.

The Pre-take: 2016 NBA Eastern Conference Finals

05/18/2016 05:17:41 PM

As of writing time, the Cleveland Cavaliers have taken a 1-0 lead by dispatching Toronto Raptors, 115-84.

Honestly, I don't see much point on why I should get my hands on this match-up. Like seriously—setting my fandom aside—we are about to see Cleveland-Golden State Warriors for the second straight time, right? Like how the Celtics-Lakers have went on during 80s, as well as Bulls-Jazz in 1997 and 1998, and the Heat-San Antonio feud in 2013 and 2014.

The Scene Around: Jensen and The Flips Borrowed Music Video Launch

3/27/2016 12:44:55 PM

After numerous hits off their album Honeymoon comes Jensen and The Flips’ latest melodrama called Borrowed.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Scene Around: Docdef Productions' Eccentric

05/14/2016 07:08:18 PM

Docdef Productions heads back to Route 196 for the first time since their latest big event Pour Out What's Special as things turned Eccentric on 15 April 2016 at the hottest gig venue at the northern side of the Metro.

Upcoming: SM City Marikina's INDIEFEST Summer Music Festival

05/18/2016 08:39:59 AM

As part of the celebration of 30 years of shopping, SM Supermalls have been staging several festivities. We have seen Taytay, Rizal rocked last Friday night when they staged Beatstroked, the biggest Summer Music Festival in the East, featuring Parokya Ni Edgar, Mayonnaise, and a lot of notable bands in the music industry.

Last Sunday, Tanya Markova and other musicians have rocked SM City San Mateo with their Summer Music Party.

Now, it's Marikina's turn to waged a music fest of their own as SM City Marikina brings you Indiefest, Summer Music Festival. And it featured the very first gathering of indie scene's finest!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Scene Around: Banna Harbera Persistence EP Launch

05/14/2016 09:08:31 PM

I have said this before, even if it already happened: We just had back-to-back album launches for the last two days of April 2016. While MilesExperience just had their biggest gig, the night before (29 April) served as Banna Harbera's launch of their second EP titled Persistence.

Beast Mode Prank?!

05/16/2016 01:36:46 PM

Pumutok na naman ang pangalan ni Baron Geisler. Hindi dahil sa magaling siyang aktor, pero dahil sa —malamang—may gulo diumano itong pinuntirya.

Ayon sa post ng isang estudyanteng si Khalil Verzosa, nag-beast mode si Geisler matapos ang pagkadelay ng proyektong gagawin nila Aniya, di naibigay sa oras ang script sa kanya. Bagamat apologetic si Verzosa, sa pangyayari, nabadtrip na talaga ang naturang artista na naaktuhang sinisigawan siya. Di nakuntento? Ayun, hineadlock pa.

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Pre-take: 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals

05/16/2016 10:20:10 AM

Say, I have been missing a lot on the world of basketball. It's like the last time I have written a prediction on the ongoing NBA playoffs was barely three years ago. And now, here we go to the conference finals.

The Oklahoma City Thunder was on the verge of winning their first crown since 70s (as Seattle Supersonics), and plots on tasking revenge against LeBron James in the 2012 NBA Finals.

But they have a gigantic task to deal—that is to dethrone the current NBA Champions Golden State Warriors, whom are seeking back-to-back titles for the first time in franchise history.

Electoral Aftermath (Back to Reality)

05/14/2016 10:20:51 AM

O, ayan, tapos na ang araw na kinapananabikan natin. Minsan laang mangyari sa tatlo at anim na taon ito, kaya sino ba naman ang hindi makapagpiligil na bumira mula sa kanilang hanging-lamang isip at bugso ng damdamin, 'di ba? 

Tapos na ang araw kung saan bawat isa sa atin (as long as rehistrado tayo para sa proseso na ito) ay pipili ng ihahalal natin sa pamahalaan. Tapos na ang panahon na halos bawat sin sa atin ay may sey sa isyu ng pamumulitika sa bansa. Tapos na rin ang panahon na pumanig tayo sa kung sinu-sino na para bang dating slogan ng PBA. (Sa'n ka? Kampihan na!)

In short, tapos na ang eleksyon.

Ngayon, ano na?! Tapos na rin ba talaga tayo na para bang relasyong romansa espesyal o summer love? Or summer job?

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Rundown Slam: WWE Payback 2016

05/15/2016 11:30:42 AM

The post-WrestleMania was supposedly to be slated as its revenge tour; thus, setting the pay-per-view event Payback for such an insane conclusion. 

But lest we forgot, we are entering the new era, where the authority had been admonished by the rise of the Roman empire, and a new authoritarian (though good guy) has taken over at the expense of earning the respect of his father. (Still, throwing the damn angle of their feud away.)

And just when you thought Shane McMahon has been on the roll, his sister Stephanie gets back on him at Stamford and sent a message from his father Vincent Kennedy.

But before that, let's have a rundown of WWE's annual edition of Payback that was staged once again at Rosemont, Illinois.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Scene Around: MilesExperience Again & Against Album Launch

05/14/2016 11:22:13 AM

It was a labor day weekend, considered a holiday for a lot of us in celebration of us, people of the working class in this country. Thus, the music has offered a variety of treats for us. There are some big-time events happening around the metro such as Wetfest, PULP Summer Slam, Satchmi Vinyl Day, even the rally for a presidential candidate featured a lot of musical icons from one generation to another.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Upcoming: Jack Daniel's Future Legends IndieFest

05/13/2016 12:34:56 PM

Barely a year after staging their first indie music awards, Jack Daniel's is on the roll again.

And barely half-a-year after introducing the upcoming batch of Future Legends, Jack Daniels will stage the biggest independent music event this year. And this time, they are staged on an even bigger stage as Jack Daniel's Future Legends IndieFest will be staged at Circuit Makati on the final Saturday of May 2016.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Upcoming: Blogapalooza 2016: Horizons

05/12/2016 02:02:59 PM

It's 2016, and change might be coming in our political scenery, but so do on our blogging scene as Blogapalooza, the country's business-to-blogger event, has moved to May 2016!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Playback: Abra feat. Reese Lansangan – 'King Inang Bayan

05/11/2016 11:49:22 AM

Three years after the election, Raymond Abracosa is back, and this time with a more-vicious stories to tell as the hit rapper released his single just in time for the 2016 general elections titled 'King Inang Bayan.

After Ilusyon with Arci Munoz in 2013, Abra penned this no holds barred track with the indie sweetheart Reese Lansangan swooning at the chorus.

Upcoming: The Gray Ground

05/11/2016 10:12:22 AM

Talk about convergence of music and theater, as a rock opera—plus the launching of an album—will be staged this May at the Power Mac Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Selfie Pa More (Kahit Bawal)!

05/09/2016 12:05:14 PM

Isa sa mga pangunahing alintuntunin ng Commission on Elections (COMELEC) ay ang diumano'y pagbawal sa pagkuha ng litrato ng sarili na may hawak na balota.

In short, bawal ang selfie. Ayos di ba? 

Pero, bakit may nangyaring ganito?

Eleksyon Na Naman! Eh Ano Ngayon?!

05/09/2016 05:49:29 AM

Sa wakas, matapos ang anim na taon, ito na naman ang pambansang holiday na pumapatak ng Lunes kada tatlong taon. Ang araw ng halalan, o elesyon.

Eleksyon na naman. Oh? Eh ano ngayon?!

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Other (Should) Matters

05/06/2016 03:23:01 PM

Ang daming nagpapatayan sa mga kandidato nila sa pagkapangulo.

Teka, baka gusto niyo na rin naman isali sa inyong diskurso/duelo/word wrestling match/espadahan/basketbulahan/slaughter/spoken trash talk game ang mga diskurso sa ibang posisyon na tampok rin naman sa ating paboritong super bowl ng Philippine politics na kung tawagin ay 2016 general elections, ano po?

Friday, May 06, 2016

Negative Kuno?!

05/06/2016 10:17:19 AM

Wow. Talk about false negative advertisement. Sa malaliman at malapulitikang konteksto, parang stating the obvious na eh: black propaganda ito.

Ano ang tinutukoy ko? Yung advertisement nun na umeere sa tatlong media network kagabi na may kinalaman sa bata na pinupuntirya ang mga kilos ni Rodrigo Duterte.

Who's Who?: Rodrigo Duterte

05/05/2016 04:35:42 PM
Philippine Star
Rodrigo Duterte. The rock star of this year's elections full of corporate hipsters (and wannabe hipsters). Some hailed him a messiah. Others berate him for being a punisher. Donned by his supporters the "last hope" for the Philippines; even cited him as the only choice for the desperate thinking Filipinos.

How is that so? With the current situation of this country, it may not be that hard to see why.  

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Who's Who?: Mar Roxas

05/05/2016 02:01:24 PM
Mar Roxas, Facebook, CNN Philippines
Manuel Roxas III may have rang a bell for being "Mr. Palengke." He has been one of the premier legislators of the country for two of the past three administrations.

Who's Who?: Jejomar Binay

05/04/2016 09:52:27 PM
Jejomar Binay. Hated by many, also loved (allegedly) by many, too. And can you blame those who received paychecks and cakes?

Whos' Who?: Grace Poe

05/04/2016 08:01:56 PM
Grace Poe. She may be the "purest" among this year's pool of presidential aspirants. She relies on her campaign that looked more emotional affectionate to the poor. Gobyernong May Puso as she always reiterates. 

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Who's Who?: Miriam Defensor-Santiago

05/03/16 11:07:40 PM

A few days left before the much awaited 2016 Presidential elections in the Philippines, and amidst calls for several white and black propaganda circulating the country's political scene, it made me feel like I am still undecided as fuck on who's deserving to receive my very much deserving ballot to become the upcoming President of this democratic republic.

Well, not totally. Of all the five hopefuls, I'm pretty sure some of us have already cast their choices since day 1 of the campaign period. Some may have been decided way earlier.

But anyway, who's who? Who's the deserving and on the other hand is undeserving?

Let's take at look at the first.

Undecided, Open-Minded, or Misled?

05/03/2016 10:00:35 PM

Ang lawak ng kapangyarihan ng media. Anuman ang ilalahad nila ay nakapaghuhubog hindi lamang ng isang nasyon, kundi ang kuro-kuro ng bawat tao.

Kaya sa totoo lang, maraming naniniwala rito at iilan lamang ang nangingilatis. At hindi ito usaping bias ha?

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Playback: MilesExperience Album Launch | Down

05/03/2016 04:34:40 PM

Last Saturday, 30 April 2016, MilesExperience formally launched their album titled Again & Against, wherein close to 700-800 people were in attendance at B-Side at The Collective in Makati City.

Wala Naman Pala 'To Eh!

05/03/2016 09:49:32 AM

O ano, matapos ang harapan sa BPI Julia Vargas branch sa Ortigas, Pasig City; matapos ang asaran, hamunan, suntukan, face-off, face to face, sampalan ng passbook at hawakan ng tenga... anyare?

May napala ba tayo? May bago na kayang development sa kuwentong ito? May bago nang ibabalita ang media? May bago nga ba tayong malalaman?

OO. Pero ang tanong, nagkaroon ba talaga ng saysay ang araw na 'to para sa pakikibaka sa eleksyon?

Monday, May 02, 2016

Hitting the Proverbial Rope

05/02/2016 12:32:56 PM
This reality era (or we all popularly known in kayfabe as the Authority era) has unfortunately been hounded by injuries. And it's evident since the show has been running recently without John Cena, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, and even Luke Harper. 

And it happens the least you, your tag team partner, and your opponents know.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

The Pre-take: WWE Payback 2016

05/01/2016 08:47:19 PM

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) staged their WrestleMania revenge tour as the aftermath tale of the Show of Shows, and looks like a quarter-long road has taken aback with a shortcut tour to avenge, and that's WWE Payback for you.