Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Vowels They Orbit Releases Second Single “Kiliti”

After reaching the number one spot in one of the most prominent FM radio charts in the Philippines and peaking at number two on Spotify Philippines Viral 50 with “Selos,” the vowels they orbit returns with a brand new single under Sony Music Philippines.

An easy listening number that showcases the band’s more relaxed and technically adept side, their second single “Kiliti” is a song about finding the perfect someone in an imperfect situation. It tackles a kind of love that is capable of surmounting the greatest odds under any circumstances.

“The song was written by Nikka back in college a few years ago with just her guitar,” says Darwin Hernandez, the band’s manager and Soupstar Entertainment’s head honcho. “The full band arrangements were done by all the members and was produced by Rye Sarmiento, who is also the guitarist of 6cyclemind and Banda Ni Kleggy.”

Deceptively simple sound

Certainly at peace with their deceptively simple but lush sound, the vowels they orbit takes pride with their collaborative effort in recording a worthy follow-up to their hit single. “At first, we can’t help but feel a bit nervous about the release of Kiliti given the success of Selos,” bassist Patch Javier points out. “But going back and remembering how Kiliti is such a different song makes us feel excited, rather than pressured. What’s important to us is that people get to listen to the song.”

“It’s always also a great feeling when listeners interpret the song in their own ways and find a connection to the song somehow,” vocalist and guitarist Nikka Melchor shares the same sentiment. “Knowing that we love this song and that we put a lot of work into it is enough to not feel worried.”

What's next for the vowels they orbit

Now signed to Sony Music Philippines, the vowels they orbit are set to release an EP soon. The band, composed of Nikka Melchor (Vocals), Jeremy Sayas (Drums), Hannah Dela Cruz (Keyboard), Gene Santiago (Guitars) and Patch Javier (Bass), is managed by Soupstar Entertainment, which takes pride of its star-studded roster such as Sandwich, Pedicab, Moonstar88, 6cyclemind, Gracenote, Imago and more.

"Kiliti" is now available on streaming and download platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes store, and Deezer.

Celebrating Pasta and Its Many Different Shapes

This World Pasta Month, San Remo PH asks “What Shapes You?”

Pastas come in all shapes and sizes. There are the familiar favorites – spaghetti, macaroni, and lasagna – and there are also the more unique ones like the bowtie-shaped farfalle, the spiraled fusilli, and many more.

For San Remo Philippines, pastas are more than just wonderfully shaped noodle varieties. For them, pasta is the secret ingredient that shapes great family bonding experiences and memorable moments.

Pasta is undoubtedly an endearing favorite that has shaped how Filipinos bond. They have been part of numerous family dinners, romantic dinner dates, and even as baon lovingly prepared by Filipino moms everywhere.

To celebrate World Pasta Month and highlight the Filipinos’ affinity for the scrumptious mealtime staple, San Remo asks “What Shapes You?” because pasta can mean so much to different people. It’s a childhood favorite, a dinner-time staple, and the ultimate party meal all rolled into one hot and heaping bowl. The pastabilities are endless.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Women Empowerment With Inex Active Philippines

INEX ACTIVE Founder Maxine Sebastian and her mother Sen. Pia Cayetano

A new line of workout gear, INEX ACTIVE, was launched last October 23, 2019 at the Mindful Movement Asia Pilates Studio in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig through an invigorating Pilates session headed by Mindful Movement Asia Pilates Studio General Manager Ken Colubio and Pilates coach Regina Del Rosario with INEX ACTIVE Founder and daughter of Senator Pia Cayetano, Maxine Sebastian and Managing Partner Juancho Palacios. “INEX is short for inexorable which means unstoppable and relentless as we want the name itself to be empowering. We wanted the logo to mean something, so we chose the wolf and the moon. The wolf symbolizes personal power and all that is INEXorable in every one of us; the moon is a symbol of female strength. They say when the moon is full, women are in their highest point energetically. So, we’re hoping that by wearing INEX, women will be able to bring that feeling with them,” – according to Maxine Sebastian.

INEX ACTIVE Managing Partner Juancho Palacios, Founder Maxine Sebastian, Mindful Movement Asia Pilates Studio Pilates coach Regina Del Rosario and General Manager Ken Colubio

The event was also graced by notable personalities like Sen. Pia Cayetano, beauty queen-turned image consultant Abbygale Arenas-De Leon, Ms. Earth 2015 Angela Ong, model TV-host Kelly Misa to name a few; and they had the privilege to try and enjoy the newest INEX activewear styles. The seamless structure of INEX ACTIVE sportswear is mainly made up of nylon which is soft as silk. It is also breathable, durable and odor-inhibiting in which it wicks sweat from your skin to fabric’s surface where it can evaporate. They are available in the sweetest pastels to the most energizing neons. INEX ACTIVE is passionate about finding fresh ways for women to express themselves through their activewear and ultimately sharing the joy of an active lifestyle. They are big believers in self-acceptance and self-expression. This is why they aim to provide a variety of styles that complement every body type and to encourage women expressing themselves and embrace what makes them unique.

Maxine Sebastian with beauty queen-turned image consultant Abbygale Arenas-De Leon

Ms. Earth 2015 Angela Ong

Ms. Earth 2015 Angela Ong

Another core values INEX ACTIVE want to share to their customers is “It’s Cool 2 Care”. They are committed to slowly but surely shifting to a more sustainable business model starting with their packaging options in which their customer can choose between their reusable pouches and their 100% compostable packaging. INEX activewear is available online at You can also follow them on their Instagram and facebook account at @inexactive to keep up to date!

About One of A Kind One of A Kind Marketing is the Southeast Asia’s leading Marketing arm of International Brands catering to Asia. The Company is primarily involved in Brand Marketing, brand building, PR, Events, Ambassadors Athletes Management and Brand Activations, and content creation, as well as in the production of International Event Licensing. Creating the next big brand in the Philippines and Asia. The brands that they manage and build in the Philippines is Under Armour for the past 5 years, they also cater brands such as Unilab , Chevron, Balesin, Newton, Active Health , Tobys Sports, Lucerne Brands And even stage events like Trifactor Asia as SEA Games Qualifier.

One of a Kind Marketing produces a wide variety of engaging world-class events and programs in multiple sports fields such as Triathlon, Beach Volleyball, Running basketball and all active lifestyle and fitness related activities. The company is also one of the houses of multiple star athletes with different advocacies but w one goal of uplifting athletes’ sports development and strengthening support to our national sports tourism.

One of A Kind Marketing also provides platform and programming for athletes and coaches. Marking them as the top of mind partner for sports events. The Company also owns Trifactor Philippines and into content and event production. It brings its content to worldwide audiences via online and affiliate partner brands internationally. In addition, One of A Kind Marketing has business interests in merchandising and licensing, multimedia services, video production, talent identification, business consultancy all of which complement and enhance the Company’s strength in content production and distribution.

Eurotel Naga revamps to boost tourism

Bicol region is about to get a boost in tourism, following the grand relaunch of Eurotel Naga as it shapes up to take travel and leisure on another level.

Eurotel Naga, one of the leading hotels in the Queen City of Bicol Region, promotes local industry in greater heights through incorporating its own in-house travel tour.

Featuring five tourist hotspot locations, Eurotel Hotel takes its guests on an exciting and unforgettable experience they will surely treasure. Whether it’s the thrilling ride around Mayon Volcano, island hopping in Caramoan, extreme watersports in CamSur, island escapade in Calaguas, or an up-close and personal encounter with a whaleshark, Eurotel’s #LoveLokal tour packages will surely bring summer all-yearlong in your calendars.

“Our main goal is to simply improve the local tourism industry here in Bicol with our own tour packages. We offer the top tourist destinations to the guests for them to truly enjoy what Bicol region has to offer,” Ms. Sue Geminiano, Marketing Manager cited.

Ideally situated near the central district of Naga City, Eurotel Hotel has been one of the top choices by many tourists visiting Bicol region, since it first opened in October 2013.

Almost 100 smartly designed rooms, therapeutic massage services and conveniently located near the business, medical, and commercial district, Eurotel Hotel-Naga caters to every guest in different walks of life.

The hotel also offers a 24/7 wide selection of international cuisine - alongside the best local dishes of Bicol Region and different function rooms to cater receptions or corporate events. Truly, Eurotel Hotel is a wonder in Naga City, blending superb service and relaxing stay at an exceptional rate thus meeting the demand for unique lodging services.

"Aside from the picturesque tour packages, we’re also proud to bring you the local cuisine of Bicol, filling your stomachs at your heart’s content. Enjoy some of the local’s best delicacies such as the Lokal Naga Ensalada, Pancit Bato, Tinumok (similar to pinangat and laing), Kandingga, and Tinutong na Manok,” Ms. Sue added.
Eurotel Hotel offers guests a unique cultural and comfortable experience paired with extraordinary service and hospitality. Indeed, Eurotel Naga is the perfect home away from home.
So what are you waiting for? Experience a yearlong summer with Eurotel Naga now. For reservations, call us at (02) 8353-6000.


Thursday, October 24, 2019

UP Varsity Swim Team bagged medals at the UAAP 82 Swimming Championships

I enjoyed cheering for UP Varsity Swim Team (UP VST) during the Season 82 swimming championships from October 17 to 20, 2019. UP VST members won many medals. 

At the third day the women's team made a new UAAP record for 4x50 FR relay. Overall, the women's team won 1st runner up and the men's team won 3rd runner up. Regina Maria Castrillo won Rookie of the year award for the women's division.

One of the captains, Yssa Pogiongko, holds the 1st runner trophy.
There was a great display of sportsmanship. Other schools were also chanting the UP cheer. Drummers know other schools' beat/cheer. University of the East has no drummer so UP did the beat of their school. I hope every sport is like this, no trash talk among fans and schools.

Congratulations to all the swimmers. You did a great job! I hope those who got injured will have a fast recovery.
Videos of Day 1-4 are in this playlist .
If you wish to support UP VST please contact them at their Instagram and Twitter: @UP_Swim or email them at
They have been winning medals for the past UAAP seasons. They are currently renting a pool to train once a day. They have many members so your support will go a long way.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Zilingo Philippines Offers Fashionistas First Dibs On The Latest Folded & Hung Collection In Collaboration With Maymay Entrata

Mark your calendar and be sure to set the alarm on your trusty mobile phone or clock!

Zilingo - a technology platform that is re-imagining the fashion industry - is the first to bring to customers the latest collection from leading fashion brand Folded & Hung fronted by “PBB Lucky Season 7” big winner Maymay Entrata.

From October 13, fashion lovers across the country can now purchase the Folded & Hung apparel collection that marries creative, young, and fresh designs with a touch of retro details for a classy, old-school inspired look. Styles are hued in eye-catching reds, blues, and yellows for wearers to make a fashion statement.

Zilingo and Folded & Hung present to customers coveted pieces suitable for all occasions. “Folded & Hung fans get first dibs to purchase clothing from this collection on Zilingo with the simple click of the button. Not only is this fashion line cool and stylish, it is also comfortable and easy-to-wear with flattering silhouettes customers will love,” shared Ryza Dipatuan - Razo, Marketing Director, Zilingo Philippines.

Recognizing the continuous growth and potential of the online retail market, and the need to constantly provide customers with new and exciting options, Zilingo aims to provide a unique shopping experience to customers and enable brands to expand their reach to fashion enthusiasts across the region.

Since April 2019, Zilingo customers have had easy access to Folded & Hung’s collection and shopping online is easier than ever with free delivery nationwide, with no minimum purchase and multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery.