OPMFriday presents Ang Iyong Paglaya by Jerome Cleofas

This week another pride of SoundCloud Philippines will be put on spotlight as #OPMFriday pays tribute to the musical genius Sir Jerome Cleofas. Jerome is one of the most prolific singer songwriters in the pool of SoundCloud Philippines artist. He has done many great songs which was hailed and praised by many. He was also the person behind the viral song Paki-Explain Labyu inspired by Social Media Character Donya Ina.

But this Friday, I would like to feature one of his most covered songs, “Ang Iyong Paglaya”. This song was a hit among the SoundCloud Philippines community having I think 20 versions from different SCPhils Artists. As of writing the song has already garnered 7,613 plays and was reposted 116 times.

So here it is, Jerome Cleofas Ang Iyong Paglaya.

Support OPM, support pinoy music artists.

NatGeo Earth Day Run 2014 registration still on-going

natgeo2014logoThe annual Earth Day Run organized by National Geographic is now on. Slated at the Bonifacio Global City on April 27,2014, NatGeo Run 2014 is now accepting online and in store registrations to all interested runners and running enthusiasts.

Due to large number of registrants, Online registration is already closed, however on-site registration is still open from March 1, 2014 to April 20, 2014 at SM Aura (Lower Ground floor) from 11am to 9pm.

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MYX Music Awards 2014 winners announced

logomyxmusicawards2014MYX Music Channel has again honored the best of the best in OPM Music Industry through its annual MYX Music Awards.

In the award ceremony held this evening (March 26,2014) at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura in Taguig City, MYX Music Awards 2014 gave honors to OPM’s Best Music Artists, their songs and music videos.

Gloc9 leads tonight’s winners as he bagged 4 awards, including the Favorite Music Video for Magda which also won Favorite Collaboration as it features Rico Blanco. Sarah Geronimo leads female winners as she took home 2 awards including Favorite Artist. Bamboo also won big with his 3 awards which includes Favorite Male Artist.

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New X-Men movie trailer released

20th Century Fox have unveiled its latest trailer on the newest X-Men movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past. The epic saga of mutant people continues as they fight a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. In this newest installment, characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past in able to save our future.

X-Men: Days of the Future Past is set to hit Philippine cinemas on May 21, 2014.

Malaysian Prime Minister confirms MH370 ended in Southern Indian Ocean.

In a press conference this evening, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has confirmed that the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has ended in the southern part of the Indian Ocean.

Razak based his statement from the analysis of UK AAIB (Air Accidents Investigation Branch) and Inmarsat’s satellite data stating MH370′s last position before it lost contact. According to the satellite data “MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth”.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister also said that the Malaysian Airlines have already talked to the families of the passenger and crew informing of the latest developments. Here’s the text message of Malaysian Airlines;

“We deeply regret that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board have survived. As you will hear in the next hour, from Malaysia’s Prime Minister, we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.”

Below also is the complete statement of PM Najib Razak:

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*photo from Atika Shubert of CNN

Canada wins 2014 Philippine International Pyromusical Competition

pyromusicallogoAfter 6 weeks of totally spectacular pyromusical competition, winners of 2014 Philippine International Pyromusical winners have been announced.

Staged again at the Mall of Asia Seaside in Pasay City, the annual Pyromusical Competition again attracts large numbers of people and pyromusical enthusiasts. The last country to present as a competitor last night was USA’s Atlas Pyro Vision. Meanwhile Philippines’ Platinum Fireworks showcased another crowd favorite pyromusical exhibition as a closing presentation.

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The Singing Nun at The Voice of Italy

This is one incredible video which is currently viral in social media. This is an unusual instance in a reality singing contest wherein the contestant is a nun. Who would have expect that a nun would try it out and join a singing contest on TV? And she delivered, she got 4 chair turn from The Voice Italy’s judge mentors.

Singing Alicia Key’s No One, she did not only captured the hearts of the judges but also the audience. The video is currently viewed 4,498,498 times and shared in social media a thousand times also.

Philippines ranked 8th in World Happiest place list

After being declared as the Selfie Capital of the World, Philippines’ social media domination continues. In a recent study by Jetpac Travel Guide in tune with the celebration of International Happiness Day, some 150million Instagram posts were check and graded according to their “smile scores”. And the result of the study showed that Latin American countries has the most happiest people. Brazil got the top stop with the score of 60.8 followed by it’s neighboring countries in the South America.

While the top 5 was dominated by the Latins, Asia wasn’t left out of the top 10 as our very own Philippines ranked 8th with the score of 44.8, the only Asian and South East Asian country to enter the top 10. I would like to attribute the result with the culture since Philippines like most of the Latin American countries where all colonized by the Spaniards back then.

This is not the only time where Philippines was dubbed as one of the happiest as there were other surveys before where it also placed in the top 10. This only proves that it’s really more fun in the Philippines hence we can always smile at everything.

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