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August 2020


ASEAN Music Showcase Festival announces first online and the official lineup of regional artist

The ASEAN Music Showcase Festival (AMS) is set to launch its inaugural edition online on September 19 to 20,2020, with the goal of creating a platform that elevates Southeast Asia’s music scene onto the world stage. Also will streamed live for the world to discover.

Founded by concert and festival promoters, conference organizers, and music community influencers from Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, AMS takes on the challenge of providing networking opportunities for emerging musicians in Asia and global music industry leaders, while hurdling the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic through a virtual music gathering that celebrates the region’s finest.

On its debut year, the collaborative showcase festival presents a diverse lineup handpicked by its founding members: Singapore’s SGMUSO; Thailand’s Bangkok Music City co-founded by Fungjai Co., Ltd. and NYLON Thailand;Malaysia’s City ROARS! Festival; Indonesia’s SRM; and the Philippines’ The Rest Is Noise PH.

The lineup includes 20 artists from participating countries:

Singapore – Linying, Marian Carmel, Coming Up Roses, and J.M3

Thailand – TONTRAKUL, Valentina Ploy, STOIC, and H 3 F

Malaysia – Bayangan, Buddha Beat, Golden Mammoth, and mutesite

Indonesia – Tanayu, bangkutaman, Rangkai, and Oslo Ibrahim

Philippines – Pikoy, Cheats, Uprising Records Artists, and August Wahh

Aside from the virtual music showcase featuring artists from various music genres, AMS will be hosting a private virtual meet with some of the biggest and most promising music business professionals in the world, as well as up-and-coming and established artists in Asia.

For more details about ASEAN Music Showcase Festival, visit the official website here.


Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

Parents’ get a Pro Tip in Protecting and Nourishing their Child in a New Normal Way

Experiment Room Parents and Kids were able to do two fun experiments

Last August 27, Nestlé NANKID paved a way in surviving new normal parenting challenges by launching their best science-based and clinically-proven innovation in milk formulation yet!

Through their first-ever Nestlé Interactive Virtual Event- The Science of Nourishing Possibilities, which I really enjoyed, they presented how their new science-based advancement in milk formulation will help parents in enhancing and noursihing their child’s growth and  immunity, especially in this really unexpectedly challenging times.

During this extra-hustle and difficult period in a parent’s life, where the threats of both virus and natural and/or nutritional provocation scares them most, it is important to choose what’s science-proven.

Live QA with NANKID Ambassadors

When it come to strengthening and boosting nutrients and immunity, you cannot just rely on basic nutrient intake. Since good immunity help protect the body from toxins, infections, and microorganisms, boosting them can be done in excessively various ways- starting from feeding and giving them proper nutrition through macronutrients and micronutrients, to ofcourse, choosing only the best that science has to offer.

Supported by over 150 years of Nestlé’s nutrition and scientific expertise, NANKID OPTIPRO FOUR’s sets its BEST formulation yet, and making it even better with Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HM-O). HMO is the third largest solid component in human milk. It helps the growth of beneficial bacteria, assists gut barrier function, prevents pathogen adhesion in the gut, and directly modulates the immune system.

Aside from this, parents should also take-note of these helpful immunity boosters and other sources of nutrients that children’s need:

  • Optimized protein – An exclusive, optimized protein blend that is high in quality that may support age-appropriate weight gain and development.
  • Bifidus BL Probiotics – Extensive research has proven that a type of live bacteria, specifically known as the probiotic B. Lactis, supports immunity by strengthening the gut and maintaining balance among bacteria.

So choosing NANKID OPTIPRO FOUR will be your best parenting choice.

“Raising children in this current environment can be rather daunting for parents who want to protect their kids while also allowing them to develop and grow. This is why Nestlè is proud to launch NANKID® OPTIPRO® FOUR, now with HM-O. Through this advanced formulation, we are confident that we can support parents in their parenting journey by providing them a scientifically-backed powdered milk drink formulated to provide optimal growth and immunity that will help prepare children for a life full of amazing possibles,” said [Nestle Premium Milks Lead] Aubrey Iñigo.

Thriving as a parent can be less difficult and more engaging when you know what to provide them with. Be healthy while choosing to be wisefuly healthy in nourishing their child’s every possible!

Learn more about NANKID® OPTIPRO® FOUR by visiting


Allycia Hellen Rodrigues Shocks Stamp Fairtex, Crowned New ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion

Bangkok, Thailand: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned to the bustling capital of Thailand with another showcase of world-class martial arts at its finest. Taking place last Friday, 28 August, ONE: A NEW BREED, broadcast live in over 150 countries, featured some of the world’s most promising young martial arts stars, and battle-proven veterans who put together incredible performances inside the ONE Championship ring.

In the main event of the evening, ONE Super Series debutant Allycia Hellen Rodrigues of Brazil scored a shocking upset of now former world champion Stamp Fairtex of Thailand to win by a close decision. Stamp started off fast and strong, battering Rodrigues with pinpoint combinations, with the Brazilian just a touch behind on every exchange. In the second round, Stamp continued to pour on the pressure, catching Rodrigues with well-timed combinations. The momentum shifted slightly in a closely contested third round, as Rodrigues began to increase her output. In the fourth and fifth rounds, Rodrigues pulled ahead of the contest, punishing Stamp with sharp knees and elbows in the clinch. With Stamp fading late, Rodrigues took control of the matchup the rest of the way. In the end, Rodrigues came away with a majority decision to be crowned the new ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion.

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Video highlights can be downloaded here:!Am0VcTcnsBbpgYMP4h2gICsJIK9hxg

In the evening’s co-main event, CH7 Muay Thai World Champion Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym emerged the winner of the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament following a commanding performance over countryman “Left Meteorite” Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai. Kulabdam started the bout firing his vaunted left hand, with Rodlek opting to box and counter. In the second round, Rodlek turned up the pressure after getting cut on the forehead. An uppercut and left hook combination sent Kulabdam crashing to the canvas. “Left Meteorite” was able to beat the count but Rodlek continued to punish him with sharp strikes. In the third round, Rodlek dropped Kulabdam again, this time with a knee to the midsection. Rodlek then cruised the remainder of the bout to win by wide unanimous decision. As the winner of the tournament, he will now move on to face ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao.

Top-ranked women’s atomweight contender Denice “The Menace” Zamboanga of the Philippines authored an exquisite first round submission of Thai national judo champion Watsapinya “Dream Girl” Kaewkhong. After dominating the standup exchanges early, Zamboanga took matters to the ground with a successful takedown. From there, “The Menace” worked her way into side control, executing a textbook Americana shortly after to force the tap.

In a ONE Super Series women’s strawweight Muay Thai contest, 2-time Thai national Muay Thai Champion Wondergirl Fairtex scored yet another impressive victory, stopping KC “Pinay Fight” Carlos of the United States and the Philippines within two rounds. Wondergirl was relentless in her forward movement, peppering Carlos with straight punching combinations and step-through elbows. In the second round, a slicing elbow did considerable damage to the Filipino-American’s nose. Not long after, Carlos and her corner signalled to the referee that she could no longer continue.

Drex “T-Rex” Zamboanga of the Philippines made a successful ONE Championship debut, defeating Thailand’s Detchadin “Detchpool” Sornsirisuphathin by submission in the second round. Zamboanga began the bout, inching forward behind complex boxing combinations and fast hands. Detchadin stood right in front of the Filipino star, willing to trade strikes at the center of the ONE Championship ring. Zamboanga continued his striking tirade in round two, mixing in a handful of takedowns for good measure. On the mat, Zamboanga took his opponent’s back and executed a slick rear-naked choke, putting Detchadin to sleep just before the bell.

In a ONE Super Series Muay Thai contest, Kun Khmer World Champion Sok Thy of Cambodia inserted himself back in the winner’s column, scoring a beautiful body shot knockout of ONE Hero Series Muay Thai top prospect Huang Ding of China. Sok Thy was aggressive to start the contest, attacking with a good mix of kicks and boxing combinations. A right hook to the sternum hurt Huang, causing a delayed reaction as the Chinese athlete crumpled to the ground. Huang failed to beat the count and Sok Thy was awarded the stoppage victory.

Kicking off the action at ONE: A NEW BREED, Max Stadium Muay Thai Champion Yodkaikaew “Y2K” Fairtex put together a masterful striking performance, defeating opponent Alex Schild of the United States by technical knockout. Yodkaikaew dominated early with thunderous straights and hooks. Schild was able to take the action to the ground where he owned the grappling advantage, but “Y2K” escaped back mount and got back up to his feet. Yodkaikaew began unloading his powerful leg kicks in the second round, chopping away at Schild’s base constantly. By the third round, Schild could no longer defend himself from the onslaught of leg kicks, and the referee was forced to call a halt to the contest.

ONE Championship will return with the previously recorded event, ONE: A NEW BREED II, from Bangkok, Thailand. The show will be broadcast on Friday, 11 September. Check local listings for times. In the main event, 4-time Muay Thai World Champion Pongsiri PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym of Thailand will face WBC Super Lightweight World Champion Sean “Clubber” Clancy of Ireland. Also making an appearance is PBA Thailand Champion Supergirl Jaroonsak Muaythai, who makes her ONE Super Series debut against Milagros Lopez of Argentina.

Official results for ONE: A NEW BREED
ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship: Allycia Hellen Rodrigues defeats Stamp Fairtex by Majority Decision (MD) after 5 rounds
ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament Final: Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym defeats Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Atomweight: Denice Zamboanga defeats Watsapinya Kaewkhong by Submission (Americana) at 1:28 minutes of round 1
Muay Thai Strawweight: Wondergirl Fairtex defeats KC Carlos by Technical Knockout (TKO) at 1:06 minutes of round 2
Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight: Drex Zamboanga defeats Detchadin Sornsirisuphathin by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:58 minutes of round 2
Muay Thai Flyweight: Sok Thy defeats Huang Ding by Knockout (KO) at 2:52 minutes of round 1
Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight: Yodkaikaew Fairtex defeats Alex Schild by TKO (Strikes) at 1:21 minutes of round 3

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AXN Named Official Broadcast Partner For ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), today named AXN the official broadcast partner for The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition when the hit reality television series airs in early 2021.

ONE also announced an initial list of six additional media and Free-To-Air (FTA) platforms confirmed to collaborate with ONE in commercial and marketing efforts, as well as to air the show during primetime in their respective territories. More international broadcast partners will be announced shortly.

The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition will be available on:

  • AXN (Pan-regional)
  • Mediacorp (Singapore)
  • Abema (Japan)
  • KompasTV (Indonesia)
  • LINE TV (Thailand)
  • TV5 Network (Philippines)
  • HTV (Vietnam)

Sanchit Garg, Senior Vice President of Global Media Partnerships, ONE Championship, stated: “I am thrilled to announce that we have named AXN the official broadcast partner of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition in Southeast Asia, bringing the compelling drama and nail-biting reality TV excitement of one of history’s greatest shows to millions of viewers all across the region. AXN is a network known for its top-rated dramas, blockbusters, reality TV and original productions. I am also ecstatic to confirm six additional confirmed Free-to-Air partners to carry the show.”

AXN features exclusive top-rated drama series, blockbuster features, reality programs and ground-breaking original productions, including shows such as The Amazing Race Asia, The Apprentice Asia, Asia’s Got Talent, Cash Cab, and The Contender Asia, among others.

Avani Bhanchawat, Vice President & Head, Revenue, KC Global Media Asia, which owns AXN, stated: “Our strategic partnership with ONE Championship enables audiences across the region to experience the high-stakes challenges for the first time. The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition adds to AXN’s stable of exclusive top-rated reality programs and ground-breaking original productions. Our partnership in this programme is a strong testament of AXN’s commitment to building, and grooming the development of entrepreneurs with great physical and mental agility, to thrive in today’s business environment and raise the bar for business leadership.”

The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition invites sixteen (16) contestants handpicked from around the world to compete in a high-stakes game of business and physical challenges. The winner will receive a US$250,000 job offer to work directly under Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong for a year as his protege in Singapore.

ONE Championship’s unique take on the hit reality TV series includes appearances from 12 guest CEOs (one CEO per episode) from the world’s largest companies. Among the CEOs confirmed to join the first season so far are Zilingo CEO Ankiti Bose, Catcha Group and iFlix CEO Patrick Grove, Grab CEO Anthony Tan, and Everise CEO Sudhir Agarwal. More CEOs will be announced at a later date.

In addition, 12 superstar athletes and World Champions (one per episode) will also guest star on the show. They will participate with contestants in tests of athletic ability and cardio endurance.

Among the athletes already confirmed to make appearances are ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, ONE Flyweight Grand Prix World Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, Indian wrestling World Champion Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat, Karate World Champion “Super” Sage Northcutt, and ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan. More World Champions joining the show will be announced at a later date.

‘The Apprentice’ is one of the world’s biggest non-scripted reality TV programs in history that judges the business skills of a group of contestants competing for a job offer with a high-profile CEO. It has aired in over 120 countries. The first season of ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’ will consist of a total of 13 episodes.

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Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, News

Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo shares her secrets during quarantine in keeping Luna healthy and happy!

In these uncertain times brought by the COVID-19 pandemic every parent’s number one priority is the health and safety of the whole family. Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo as our super mom, adapting to the new normal was never easy but with the help of her friends and a few experts around her, adjusting has now become a challenging yet delightful learning experience for her and her family.

Knowing the difficulties and struggles of being a mom, Mommy Juday shared some of her latest discoveries in making sure that her kids can safely grow healthy and happy while staying at home.

  1. Gawing mas happy ang bawat moment nakasama si Chikiting

“Ngayong araw-araw tayong magkakasama, ito yung time for us to nurture our kids more. I-enjoy natin yung bawat moment nakasama natin sila dahil our kids really look up to us, ginagaya nila tayo. Kaya kung ano yung sabihin natin, gawin natin, paano tayo magdamit, paano tayo mag-alaga sa kanila, ibinabalik nila sa atin yun.” shared mommy Juday as she explains the value of spending as much time with her kids during the quarantine period.

Given that we’re mostly staying at home, grab every opportunity to spend as much time with your chikitings by doing the things they enjoy, their passions, and the things they’re curious about. Immerse yourself in what they like to get to know them better and help them develop their skills along the way.

  1. Spark the curiosity of your chikitings and learn with them

Being at home does not mean skipping on the chance to learn, children are naturally curious and this is the opportunity for you to explore and learn new things with them. Mommy Judy Ann values her children’s education and shares that she studies with her kids. She proudly admits that she even learns a lot from them!

“Nag-aaral ako with them dahil bilang nanay kailangan mo rin i-level up ang knowledge mo sa kung ano ang ginagawa ng mga anak mo. Kasama din nila ako magresearch tungkol sa mga bagay bagay dahil minsan mas alam pa nila kung ano yung mga bago at trending kay sa sa’kin at mas natututo ako from them and with them.”

  1. Gawing family bonding ang gawaing bahay

Use this time to teach your kids about household chores by slowly introducing small tasks they can do around the house. In the case of Mommy Juday, Luna enjoys helping her cook, and they even started planting their own veggies together: “Recently nagtatanim kami nina Lucho at Luna ng mga veggies na pwede naming ulamin!”

She also knows the importance of teaching her kids the skills they need to be more independent as they grow up, “We need to equip our children with basic survival skills tulad ng pagluluto, paglilinis, paglalaba, at paghuhugas ng pinggan para paglaki nila, hindi sila naka depende sa ibang tao dahil naturuan natin sila at this early age.”

  1. Panatilihing malusog at masaya ang mga chikiting with the right nutrition partner

Choose the right nutrition partner which can always provide all the nutrients that your chikitings need for them to grow happy and healthy. Mommy Judy Ann also believes that boosting our kids’ immune system will be their very first line of defense against illnesses. By providing their tummies with complete nutrients, they can be strong enough to fight off germs and viruses.

“Sa panahon ngayon, we need to look for the right milk na makakatulong sa happy at tamang paglaki ng mga bagets natin. We want them to be ready and equipped with whatever they might face di ba? Kaya ako I choose only NESTOGROW® 4 for Luna talaga.”  Mommy Juday also talked about how her trusted milk brand is enriched with L COMFORTIS® which improves the absorption of nutrients in children’s tummies and no added table sugar — ensuring that your kids get the #KumpletongNutriTIYAN they need to #GrowHappy and healthy!

Mommy Judy Ann’s NESTOGROW® journey

Judy Ann and her youngest daughter Luna officially joined the NESTOGROW® family this year as the brand’s newest endorsers alongside Mommy Melai Cantiveros-Francisco and Mela. “Malaki talaga ang pasalamat ko sa NESTOGROW® at sa tiwalang ibinigay nila sa amin ni Luna. Sa totoo lang, NESTOGROW®talaga yung produktong pinagkakatiwalaan ko, especially when it comes to my children.” Working with NESTOGROW® has been such a great blessing for Judy Ann this year. It was just a perfect match from the beginning as she automatically fell in love with the brand as it helped show great improvement for Luna.

To further shine light on the importance of gut health, the newest mom and daughter duo starred in NESTOGROW’s TV commercial where Judy Ann explains to Luna na ang health ng katawan ay nagsisimula sa tiyan!

With the release of the TVC, Mommy Judy Ann lets us in on a secret that the whole production was done right in their home with just a camera and the help of a few friends. It was a different experience being used to having a full production set, but according to her, “It was really a collaborative effort since konti lang kami and wala din kaming masyadong gamit . But it was fun working with friends and seeing Luna really happy and energetic during the shoot!” For Judy Ann, the whole experience is really something she’ll be treasuring since they were able to create something despite the challenges brought by the new normal: “This is something that will remain very memorable for Luna, and for me as well kasi we were able to rise above the challenge and adapt to change. I’m just so happy to see Luna happily doing things and adjusting to change at a very young age.”

Learn and spend time with your kids during this quarantine period by checking out NESTGROW’s latest commercial through this LINK and find out why you should definitely not forget about the importance of the tiyan!

Visit NESTOGROW®Facebook page for more updates and you can also purchase NESTOGROW® 4 on their official stores at Lazada and Shopee!



ONE Championship Thailand Exclusive Media Zoom Session With Denice and Drex Zamboanga

ONE Championship recently held an exclusive Zoom conference call with Philippine media late Wednesday, 26 August, 2020. In attendance were sibling martial arts duo, top women’s atomweight contender Denice “The Menace” Zamboanga and her older brother Drex “T-Rex” Zamboanga.

The two ONE Championship athletes participated in a short Q&A session with the media ahead of their respective bouts at ONE: A NEW BREED — a live, closed-door, audience-free event scheduled today, 28 August in Bangkok.

Denice Zamboanga

Denice is scheduled to face Thai national judo champion Watsapinya “Dream Girl” Kaewkhong in a three-round mixed martial arts contest.

“My preparations for this fight have gone very well. I’m on weight, in fact, even a little under. I’m very excited for my next fight. This card is also special because I get to perform on the same night as my older brother Drex. I’m excited for his ONE Championship debut. Hopefully, we will both be successful in both of our fights. The goal has always been to become brother and sister world champions,” said Denice Zamboanga.

“I took this fight because I want to stay active, especially now that national borders are still closed. I grabbed the opportunity to fight in Thailand, since I’m already here. I’m not underestimating my opponent (Watsapinya Kaewkhong) at all. At this level, every opponent is top notch. Once everything goes back to normal, I know I will meet Angela Lee at some point. We’ve trained very hard. Our conditioning is great. We have a great game plan heading into this matchup.”

Drex Zamboanga

On the other side of the spectrum, 27-year-old Drex Zamboanga is ready to make his first appearance in the ONE Championship ring. Drex will take on Thai amateur mixed martial arts champion Detchadin “Detchpool” Sornsirisuphathin also in a three-round mixed martial arts contest.

“Everything has gone good so far here in Thailand. Even if we went on lockdown, we still got some good quality training in. We’re blessed to have the support of the Filipino people, and our Thai friends here. I’m glad to be in ONE Championship, making my debut. I’m happy and this is the first time me and Denice will be on a huge card together,” said Drex Zamboanga.

“This is also the first time I will perform in such a huge event with no audience. I’m inspired by the thought of my family back home watching me fight. This gives me extra motivation to put together my best performance. In fact, millions of fans around the world will be watching, so I have to showcase my skills and give it my all. I’m very excited for this Friday night. This is the biggest stage for mixed martial arts in Asia. It’s a completely different level. The ONE flyweight division is stacked with amazing talent, including my idol Demetrious Johnson, so I’m inspired by the possibilities. I welcome whatever challenges may come.”

Catch ONE Championship’s Zamboanga Siblings at ONE: A New Breed today, August 28, on One Sports and One Sports+

*A copy of the audio file of the Zoom media availability with Denice and Drex Zamboanga is attached in this email

**Quotes in this media alert have been translated from the Filipino language

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The OPM Archive Foundation launches initiative to collect and digitalize Filipino music artifacts

The OPM Archive Foundation has announced its official plans to collect Filipino music memorabilia and champion digital archiving in a time that needs preservation of cultural artifacts. This was announced during the virtual presser last August 26, 2020.

The OPM Archive Foundation are the “next gen” members of the group, Moy Ortiz (President) Krina Cayabyab (Vice President) Dinah Remolacio (Treasurer) and Chevy Salvador (Secretary) while the more senior members will stay on as board members and advisers.

The archive is a separate entity from Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) in that it will serve as a foundation that collects and documents not just the actual original Filipino music, but also narratives, photographs, music sheets and press releases. Originally, the term “OPM” referred to the inclusive period from the 70s to 80s when a rich influx of new and modern sounds, melodies, lyrics, singers and musicians flooded the airwaves, and even the theater, with original dance musicals as “Rama Hari” and “Tales of the Manuvu”. Among the familiar and popular voices that emerged, aside from Celeste Legaspi’s were Basil Valdez, Hajji Alejandro, Sampaguita, Mike Hanopol, Florante, Freddie Aguilar, Leah Navarro, Didith Reyes, just to name a few.

The archive, however, for the purposes of music research and study for future generations, shall extend its borders to the precedents of this era, the 60’s, and extend to the present, and hopefully can be sustained into the future, for the identification and recognition of music development. The accompanying narratives will seek to contextualize the music in its specific social relevance that defined each period, and perhaps identify continuity to the next period.

Plans for the OPM Archive gave rise before the lockdown, when the Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL), where the archive was to be housed, was ready to receive the hard copy donations. With the lockdown, FHL head, Suzanne Yupangco and the archive group agreed to go digital. This does not, however, preclude the collecting of hard copies once the quarantine period is over. There is nothing like seeing the original “in the flesh”. While each hard copy donation will be digitized, the original copies will also be preserved through actual preventive conservation, knowing how digitization alone can be prone to obsolescence because of evolving digital formats.

Music plays a major role in peoples’ lives. It is something everyone cares about. And the archive hopes to ensure that the musical gems it documents and collects will live on from generation to generation, so children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren can appreciate, learn from, and perhaps someday, revise, improvise, follow or change approaches to music.

The digital collection of the archieve is now available for viewing and open to the public for donations. Just log on to

The launch of the OPM Archive is an initiative of founding members of OPM, led by its founder and first president, Celeste Legaspi, with Girlie Rodis, Tats Rejante Manahan, Lyca Benitez Brown, next generation members, Moy Ortiz, Chevy Salvador, Dinah Remolacio and Krina Cayabyab.


Drex Zamboanga Beaming With Excitement Ahead of Global Debut With ONE Championship

Philippine MMA Champion Drex “T-Rex” Zamboanga wants to leave a lasting impression when he makes his highly-anticipated debut inside the ONE Championship ring this Friday night.

The 27-year-old veteran is scheduled to face Thailand’s Detchadin “Detchpool” Sornsirisuphathin in a three round mixed martial arts contest at ONE: A NEW BREED, a live, closed-door, audience-free event scheduled for 28 August in Bangkok, Thailand.

Ahead perhaps the biggest moment in his career thus far, Zamboanga is looking to score a statement-making victory with millions of fans watching around the world.

“I am super excited because this is my MMA debut in ONE Championship, and I feel so great to be a part of the largest martial arts organization in the world,” said Zamboanga.

“This is my first exposure on the big stage, on the number one promotion here in Asia. For me, I feel really excited because there’s a lot of very good fighters in the flyweight division. It’s a new challenge for me, and it gives me extra motivation to train more to reach my ultimate goal.”

An added incentive for Zamboanga in the upcoming event is getting the opportunity to perform on the same card as his younger sister Denice.

It’s a rare and special occasion when sibling martial artists make it to the highest level of competition and can compete on the same card. Both Drex and Denice are very thankful for the chance to do so at ONE: A NEW BREED. Drex, in particular, wants to use the platform to inspire others who look to follow in his footsteps.

“I’m very happy because both of us are fighting on the same card here in Bangkok. It’s the first time for us to compete on the same card in such a big organization. We did so before, when we were amateurs around six years ago, but that can’t compare to this moment,” Zamboanga said

“My dream here at ONE is to become the ONE Flyweight World Champion. But someday, I also want to be an inspiration and great role model to people who also want to become professional MMA fighters, like me.”

Like every martial arts athlete, Zamboanga has his eyes on becoming a ONE World Champion. But to get to where he wants to be, he has to beat the man in front of him first.

Detchadin Sornsirisuphathin is no walk in the park. The 30-year-old “Detchpool” is a Thai Amateur MMA Champion, who has trained with some of the best martial arts talent at Bangkok Fight Lab. Detchadin poses a huge threat to Zamboanga’s aspirations.

Nevertheless, Zamboanga is excited to finally get in the ring and perform, and announce his arrival on the global stage in epic fashion.

“Winning here in Bangkok is very important to me, because I put a lot of time and sacrifice into this just to win. We haven’t seen our family in a long time so we can stay here in Thailand and focus just on training,” said Zamboanga.

“This Friday night, I want to make sure I give my one hundred percent, to show people around the world my talent. It will be a great and amazing fight.”

ONE: A NEW BREED brings together the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent. 

The headline bout features ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex of Thailand, who defends her title against promotional newcomer Allycia Hellen Rodrigues of Brazil.

In the co-main event, Muay Thai superstars Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythai gym and Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai square off in the final round of the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament. The winner will go on to challenge ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao at a later date.

Catch ONE: A New Breed live on TV5 & Cignal TV this coming Friday.


Rico Blanco releases fun, upbeat single “Happy Feelin”

Alternative rock icon Rico Blanco spreads love and positivity amidst difficult times on his new single, “Happy Feelin”—out last, August 25, on all digital platforms worldwide.

On his second release this year under Sony Music, the award-winning producer and singer-songwriter delivers a bright, upbeat number that soars with an inescapable chorus and a rockabilly vibe.

For someone who has spent a career pushing pop music to exciting new places, Rico Blanco succeeds in releasing a diverse selection of tunes that blends crossover appeal with an adventurous edge. Count “Happy Feelin” as the latest addition to his winning streak: a finger-snapping, retro-leaning bop that finds Blanco dialing down his sonic ambition for something that resembles a big ball of sunshine.

Rico Blanco

“Happy Feelin” is the second song written and produced by Blanco in his home studio during the lockdown period. It’s the follow-up single to “This Too Shall Pass,” which was released on the first week of May 2020.

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Hanabishi: Recreate your favorite Samgyeopsal and Shabu-Shabu at Home

Many of us decided to stay at home and avoid crowds since Covid 19 pandemic continous increasing. One thing more, eating out is not recommended nowadays so why not try making lunch or dinner with the family at home.

You can think of your favorite dishes from the restaurants you love for example, you can bring the samgyeopsal, shabu-shabu, and yakiniku experience you sorely miss right into your own table with the help of Hanabishi’s hotpots and grillers. Easy to use, they can make preparing meals less complicated. You can even ask the kids to help you out in grilling and boiling the meats and vegetables.

According to Hanabishi’s Vice President for Finance and Marketing, Ms Cherish Chua, “Food is something that we all enjoy, and we can make our dining experience at home even more fun and meaningful if we can get the entire family involved in recreating our favorite restaurant dishes. Preparing and enjoying meals, no matter how simple they may be, are not just good bonding activities; they can also help bring us comfort during these challenging times.”

The following are the different types of Hanabishi offers for grillers and boilers to suit your needs:

  • Choose between the HHOTPOT BBQ 100 and the HHOTPOT BBQ 200. They’re the best investments if you want an appliance for frying, grilling, and hotpot.
  • The HHOTPOT BBQ 100 has a detachable and adjustable thermostat control with power light and non-stick coating. Easy to clean, it has cool touch carrying handles, so you can easily transport it anywhere you want in your kitchen or dinner table.
  • The HHOTPOT BBQ 200, meanwhile, includes a die cast aluminum pan integrated with a heating element. It also has cool touch carrying handles and non-stick coating on the pan surface. Its thermostat control is detachable and adjustable.
  • If you want just a griller, Hanabishi has the HGRILL 2in1 and HGRILL 50. Grill your favorite fish, pork, beef, and fish any way and any time you want. Its removable oil drip tray and non-stick surface make it easy to clean.
  • Hanabishi’s HGRILL 100, meanwhile, is a griller that comes with a glass lid, perfect for when you want to prepare your meals early but want to keep it warm until it’s time to chow down. It also has cool touch handles and base and comes with a removable oil drip tray.

“Search for recipes online that can help you recreate those restaurant-quality dishes you love. Who knows? Your take on your favorite dish might even taste better than the one you’ve become used to,” Chua said.

Hanabishi Home Appliances are available at leading appliance stores nationwide. To know more about Hanabishi’s appliances, just visit where you can also conveniently shop for its products. For updates on its latest offerings and promotions, you can follow Hanabishi’s Facebook:, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.