Joe Jonas’ DNCE Grand Prize Winner of YouTube’s Best Cover Ever is a FILIPINO DUO!

Deemed as the first ever YouTube talent competition and one of this generation’s most cutting-edge productions, Best Cover Ever is giving emerging musicians from all over the world a chance for international fame. Throughout the series, a new superstar artist will challenge competing musicians to perform a cover of one of their original songs. The musicians can perform their own unique style of the song as they battle for the ultimate prize: the opportunity to perform a duet with the superstar artist that will premiere on the platform. Viewers across the globe will witness every part of the planning, behind-the-scenes process as they mount this uniquely special music performance

Best Cover Ever is hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist Ludacris and produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America. The series will premier exclusively on YouTube featuring superstar artists Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth, Keith Urban, Backstreet Boys, Flo Rida, Nicky Jam, DNCE, and Bebe Rexha.

Hailing from the Philippines, Lesha Litonjua and Leo Malli, otherwise known as Lesha x ELM, are best friends in college. Lesha is a singer, songwriter, and a producer​, while ELM ventures into rapping and production as well.  In a pursuit to take their music to the next level, Lesha and ELM decided to collaborate and where they get to create their own unique sound with their knowledge of electronic music production. Lesha x ELM began performing together in 2016 and since then, they’ve been posting song covers and originals on YouTube, booking performances at the top premier night clubs in Manila, and have opened acts for international artists that visited The Philippines.  Studying marketing and music respectively, the two hope to blend their talents to take their beats international.

Shortly after their breakout in the music scene, Lesha x ELM decided to try their luck at the Best Cover Ever.  They submitted their audition video by uploading their cover of DNCE’s “Toothbrush” and later received the news that they were cho​sen ​as top ​finalists for the show ​amongst tens of thousands submissions from all over the world.   Competing against other artists, Lesha x ELM are the only Asians/Filipinos included in the roster and one of the youngest and most successful YouTube cover artists locally. 

See links below for the official winning videos:



Also included are the following:

  1. Best Cover Ever Trailer and Media Advisory
  2. Best Cover Ever DNCE Trailer where Lesha x Elm was part of
  3. Lesha x Elm Audition Video
  4. Lesha x Elm/DNCE  official photo

Best Cover Ever

Best Cover Ever DNCE Trailer

Lesha x ELM Audition Video (Toothbrush)

Lesha’s YouTube Channel:


Gather your squad on December 9, 2017, Saturday and head to Enchanted Kingdom to catch your favourite lead stars of Gandarrapiddo The Revenger Squad. Watch The Teen King Daniel Padilla, Ms. Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, and the phenomenal Vice Ganda together with Karla Estrada, Loisa Andallo, JJ & Carlo, Yakki and Warren, Ellen Tatlonghari Viceral, Iris Omale Isaiah, Ma. Nita Bongcayao and VIVA Entertainment as they give you a whole lot of surprises and fun at 5PM, Spaceport. The movie is an official entry of Star Magic and Viva Films to the Metro Manila Film Festival showing on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2017.

Enjoy this magical day and avail the discounted ticket rate for ONLY P720 this Saturday! The ticket rate is inclusive of UNLIMITED rides and Agila The EKsperience. Come and bring along your whole family and friends to witness this one big kabogable show only at the premier theme park in the country.  

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2017 Miss Asia Pacific International Swimsuit Competition Winners

Miss Asia Pacific International Swimsuit Competition held in Sheridan Beach Resorts and Spa, Sabang beach, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan last November 21, 2017.

Best in Swimsuit winners:

Best in Swimsuit: Miss Brazil, Francielly Ouriques
1st-Runner-up: Miss South Africa, Chanelle Soncini
2nd Runner-up: Miss Philippines,  llene de Vera

Special Awards:
Ms Photogenic – Miss Cook Islands, Lydia Simonis-Tariu
Ms Vitress – Miss New Zealand, Acacia Walker
Ms Flawlessly U – Miss Honduras, Valeria Cardona
Ms Stronghold – Miss Malaysia, Kah Yin Lai
Miss Sheridan – Miss Brazil, Francielly Ouriques
Winners for Best in Festival Costume
Miss Brazil, Francielly Ouriques
1st Runner-up: Miss Nicaragua, Katering Medina
2nd Runner-up: Miss Philippines, llene de Vera

Zanjoe Marudo and Rhian Ramos: Will You Be My Fallback?

Rhian Ramos and Zanjoe Marudo


Real Name: Zanjoe Acuesta Marudo
Birthdate: July 23, 1982
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Symbol: The Lion
Ruling Planet: Sun
Quality: Fixed
Element: Fire
Basic Trait: I Will
Closest Metal: Gold
Lucky Day: Sunday


Real Name: Rhian Denise Ramos Howell
Birthdate: October 3, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Symbol: The Balance

Ruling Planet: Venus

Quality: Cardinal

Element: Air

Basic Trait: I Balance

Closest Metal: Copper

Lucky Day: Friday

FRESH NA FRESH ang pagsasama ng Kapamilya actor na si Zanjoe Marudo at Kapuso actress na si Rhian Ramos via CineKo Productions and Star Cinema’s “Fallback”. Thanks to Jason Paul Laxamana’s vision, nabigyan ng chance ang dalawang talented stars from different networks na magsanib-puwersa para sa isang pelikula. Bonga, right?

Aminin n’yo – bagay sina Zanjoe at Rhian! Lately ay nalilink si Zanjoe sa isa pang Pinay-British actress na si Bela Padilla at Rhian naman ay may non-showbiz dyowa. If ever lang, may chance kaya ang ZanRhian sa totoong buhay? Time to discover kung may fallback sila!

Halos magkapareho ang Leo at Libra pagdating sa personal traits. No wonder na malakas ang kanilang chemistry kapag pinagsama. Ipinanganak ang dalawang zodiac para mainlab at walang extra effort na kailangan para ipakita at ipadama ito. Gustung-gusto nila ang ideya ng pagiging in-love – mga liham, romantic dinners at kung anu-ano pang ikakikilig ng kanilang ka-partner ay willing nilang gawin! Gustung-gusto rin nilang mag-party at very sociable ang mga ito.

Isa pang factor kung bakit swak ang dalawa ay dahil nagko-compliment ang kanilang personalities. Ang pagiging maintindihin ng Libra ay p’wedeng maka-adjust sa stubbornness ng Leon. Kaso, hindi maiiwasang magka-problema kung magiging super dominant ang Leo sa Libran. Well, kaya namang i-handle ng Libra ang lahat. Pareho naman nilang pinahahalagaan ang mga importanteng bagay sa buhay tulad ng pamilya, kaibigan at karera kaya hangga’t maaari’y makaiiwas sila sa away.

Ang pagsasama ng lalaking Leo at babaeng Libra ang isa sa may potential na long-term, o diretso sa simbahan ang peg! Gusto nila na sila ang center of attention at parang musika sa kanilang pandinig ang palakpak ng mga tao. Pareho nilang gusto ang art and music. Hindi boring ang pagsasamang ito dahil palagi silang ‘on the go’. Full of love at nag-uumapaw na init sa romansahan! Hindi rin sila magkapo-problema

pagdating sa loyalty. Gusto ni lalaki na siya ang lider sa relasyon, samantalang mas gusto ng babae na may nagde-desisyon para sa kanya – Perfect!

Sa ngayon siguro ay happy pa sa kani-kanilang love prospects sina Zanjoe at Rhian. ‘Di na kami magwo-wonder kung soon enough ay aaminin na nila na ‘fallback’ na nila ang isa’t isa and they’ve completely fallen in love with each other! Uyyy!


By Madam Damin

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Ginebra San Miguel unveils Myrtle as the 2018 Calendar Girl and GSM Blue Endorser – with Sexy Calendar Photos!

Ginebra 2018 Calendar Girl Myrtle

When a brand has one announcement to make, they hold a launch event. When there are so many great things happening for the brand, they have an epic night.  That’s exactly what GSM Blue did.

GSM Blue celebrated The Epic Mix last Nov. 7, 2017 at the C3 Events Place hosted by Nikko Ramos. The night revealed a lot of exciting news from the world’s number one selling gin. 

The attendees were first to meet the new GSM Blue endorser in a jaw-dropping entrance. Myrtle Sarrosa left the crowd in awe as she came down from the ceiling to the stage, like something heaven sent. Myrtle was also unveiled as the Ginebra San Miguel 2018 Calendar Girl.  She beamed while sharing how proud she is not just of being the new Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl but also of how the brand allowed her to mix her work and her passion for cosplaying in the calendars.

This collaboration between one of the world’s top cosplayers and the world’s number one gin resulted in five (5) awesome calendars, each highlighting a brand under Ginebra San Miguel and showing a different version of Myrtle.  For Ginebra San Miguel, Myrtle donned the brand’s iconic angel costume.  For GSM Blue, Myrtle looks out of this world in a cyber chic outfit. Myrtle channels an illusionist persona for Primera Light Brandy, while she transformed into a forest enchantress for Vino Kulafu. All Ginebra San Miguel brands are featured in the final calendar where Myrtle is seen as the Boss Lady that she is. 

Myrtle slays at each look so it would not be surprising if people would want to get their hands on all five Ginebra San Miguel 2018 calendars. 

2018 Ginebra Calendar Girl Myrtle as Cyber Chic

Aside from her popularity in the world of cosplay, Myrtle is also an actress, blogger, singer, VJ and more. Myrtle is the perfect mix of everything GSM Blue stands for – young, adventurous, passionate and innovative. She is living an epic life that is not defined by one thing and she is most certainly not afraid to mix things up. Myrtle is the archetype of a millennial which makes her the perfect face of GSM Blue and its new campaign called, Mix for More. As explained by GSM Blue Brand Manager, Winchie Tobias, the campaign reflects the millennials’ insatiable thirst to explore and their longing for fruitful passion. Tobias further explained that for this age group, it’s all about immersion to create a better version of a moment.

The biggest announcement of the night from the gin experts was the introduction of two new GSM Blue Flavors – Margarita and Gin Pomelo.

GSM Blue Flavors Margarita combines the tang of lime, sweetness of orange liqueur with lime and distinctive strength of tequila flavor. This classic drink from Mexico is a classic that strikes all of the right keys.  GSM Blue Flavors Gin Pomelo, is based on the original Pinoy concoction widely known as “Ginpom”.  It became a hit in the 90’s when a popular juice brand launched litro packs of pomelo juice. It complements the taste palate of the Filipino thus became popular and widely associated with gin.  

2018 Ginebra Calendar Girl Myrtle

GSM Brand Assistant Mira Pontrias remarks that these new flavors give millennials options whether they’re chilling at home or partying with friends. It gives them the freedom to mix things up because that’s what being a millennial is all about.  GSM Blue Flavors has a light alcohol content of 35 proof.  It is available in a 700ml bottle for only PhP135.  GSM Blue Flavors Margarita and GSM Blue Flavors Gin Pomelo will be available in 7-11 stores beginning November 8, 2017.

It was quite an evening with the mix of big announcements, a colorful toast and performances that slayed from the Slay Queen herself, Myrtle.  The night can only be summed up in one word, epic.


Joshua Garcia and Loisa Andalio (LoiShua)


Real Name: Joshua Espinelli Garcia

Birthdate: October 7, 1997

Zodiac Sign: Libra


Real Name: Josefina Loisa Francisca Andalio

Birthdate: April 21, 1999

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

NAG-UMPISA ang tambalan nina Joshua Garcia at Loisa Andalio nang sumali silang dalawa sa Pinoy Big Brother some years ago at eventually ay nagsama sa panghapong serye na “Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita?”, kung saan ka-love triangle nila ang kapwa PBB graduate na si Jane Oineza.

In real-life ay nalilink ang dalawa sa ibang tao. Si Joshua Garcia ay nagkaroon ng successful partnership on the big screen with rumored real life girlfriend Julia Barretto by doing two movies at madalas ang kanilang social media postings together. Meanwhile, si Loisa Andalio ay nagkaroon ng iba’t ibang ka-loveteam pero offcam daw ay may ‘something’ sila ni Ronnie Alonte, na naka-loveteam din ni Julia sa telebisyon. Kaloka, love rigodon lang mga bes?

Anyway, sa hindi inaasahang pagkakataon ay muling nabigyan ng project sina Joshua at Loisa a.k.a. LoiShua via the late night family drama show “The Good Son”. Syempre, nabuhayan ng loo bang fans nila. Sa reunion na ito, manumbalik kaya ang tamis ng pag-ibig ng nakaraan?

Hangga’t maaari, parehong umiiwas sa gulo o isyu ang Libra at Taurus. Ang pagsasamang ito ay puno ng gentleness at mas chillax compared to other zodiac unions. Pero, hindi ibig sabihin niyan ay smooth-sailing ang kanilang tambalan. Ang pagiging outgoing at outspoken ng Libra ay total opposite ng Taurus, na mas trip na tumambay lang sa bahay at palibutan ng konting tao na mapagkakatiwalaang tunay.

Ang problema minsan sa Taurus ay hindi ito flexible. Kung ano ang gusto niya, hangga’t maaari ay ‘yun ang masusunod. Pasaway din minsan ang Libra na hindi papayag na magpa-under. In most cases though, kaya naman nilang ayusin ang kanilang differences kapag napag-usapan ito ng mainam. Konting lambing at explanations lang ay kaya na ng Libra na i-convince ang Taurus na mag-let loose paminsan-minsan. Parehong romantic at mahilig sa luxurious things ang dalawa kaya bongga rin naman.

Sa umpisa ng relasyon ay malaki ang tsansa na halos wala silang magiging problema. As time goes by, they will realize their differences. Pareho silang romantic at mahilig sa mamahaling gamit. Ang lalaking Libra ay hindi agad na nagco-commit which may cause some insecurities sa panig ng Taurus na babae. Kailangan ng babae ng pasensya pero dapat iwasan din na maging clingy. Mas lalo naman mahuhulog ang lalaking Libra sa babaeng Taurus kung makita nito ang determinasyon na maging swak ang kanilang romantic relationship. Konting compromise lang, pwede na!

Ayun naman pala, eh! Maybe this time ay sa iba nakabaling ang atensyon ng dalawang artista ng ‘The Good Son’, pero may hope pa rin na LoiShua pa rin in the end. Who knows?


By Madam Damin

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Tabi Po, a graphic novel – and a TV masterpiece

Growing up, we were told countless tales about this infamous miscreation in Philippine folklore known as aswang. Always depicted as a flesh eating and ruthless creature hunting for its prey, is that what they really are – mindless killing ghouls?

Cignal TV, through its SARI SARI Channel, brings you a brave and bold TV series about the lives of aswangs in “Tabi po”.

Cast and Crew of TABI PO

Tabi Po tells the story of Elias, a neophyte aswang. Born from a tree during the country’s Spanish era, Elias embarks on a journey with two older aswangs, Tasyo and Sabel, in the quest to understand their true nature. Along the way, Elias meets Salome, a sex slave of the friars, and falls in love with her. In the middle of a rising revolution, Elias is forced to face his own battles – his love for Salome versus his hunger for flesh, the growing rift between himself and Tasyo, the society’s stigma with aswangs, and the battle with his own inner demons.

Unlike anything on TV now, Tabi Po shows love, beauty, amidst the horrific lives of these creatures called aswang. Where did they come from? What is their purpose? Is there more to the massive killing, gore and bloodshed typically associated with them? Know the untold stories behind the aswang in this new cinematic tv masterpiece.

This series is a TV adaptation of Mervin Malonzo’s best-selling graphic novel series with the same title that won the National Book Awards for Graphic Literature. Directed by award-winning director Paul Basinilio, Tabi Po stars a powerhouse cast led by Luis Alandy as Tasyo, Phoebe Walker as Sabel, Jourdanne Castillo as Salome, and AJ Muhlach as Elias.

Find out which side will prevail, Elias’ true bloodthirsty nature or his deep feelings for the girl he loves the most. This epic tale premieres on October 27, 2017, and will air every Friday at 8:00 PM until December 1, 2017. Catch it on the SARI-SARI Channel, brought to you by the Philippines’ premier pay TV provider, Cignal TV.

Get teasers and trailers here: