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  • 16 Mar 2018
        The Chongkeys Signs Under Warner Music Philippines   The Chongkeys is now up for a new game. Yesterday, March 15, 2018, the band officially became a part of Warner Music Philippines’ growing family. Ian Monsod and Joey Valverde, the people behind Warner Music Philippines, officially welcomes Johan Lugtu and Benjie Estanislao as they formally signed their contract. The Chongkeys is composed of Benjie Estanislao, Johan Lugtu, Dennis Baylon, Mark Marquez, along with their percussionists Emil, Andrei, and JR. They are known for their hits like Gabi ng Lagim, Diksyonaryo, and Tignan Mo. Don’t forget to stream their music via Spotify.            By Iel Dazo  
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  • 19 Apr 2018
    EARTH DAY JAM 2018 Interactive Earth Day Jam 2018 returns to Quezon City Memorial Circle Venue The longest running music event for the environment Earth Day Jam 2018 returns to one of its original concert venues; the Quezon City Memorial Circle on April 28, 2018 starting at 5pm. It is a milestone for this annual live music event which continues to influence Filipinos through music and education to be responsible in caring more for planet Earth’s well-being.   “It is a historic period for Earth Day Jam fans who have followed this annual music event over many summer years for Mother Earth. Quezon Memorial Circle brings back insightful memories about the festival’s roots and itss expanding environmental advocacies,” recalls Earth Day Jam founder singer Lou Bonnevie.   This years adapted theme for Earth Day Jam emphasizes on key elements Water, Air and Trash (WAT). It is a running advocacy that has kept Earth Day Jam grounded with the youth, development organizations and government institutions working on environment welfare and protection.   “Everybody has a key role when it comes to conserving the environment. We can protect Mother Earth through simple things like conserving water, keeping the air we breathe clean and managing an almost zero trash environment,” said Bonnevie.   True to the festival’s defining environmental global theme, Earth Day Jam 2018 seeks to attract even more Filipinos this year, particularly the younger generation, to become sensibly pro-active on its overall campaign to save planet Earth. “It is not enough being able to simply like or post all your support for the Earth on-line. It does not work that way! We want everybody to really start participating, do their personal share through simple things like planting trees and reducing their personal carbon footprints.”   More Jam Sessions: Known for its epic live pop music (open air) stagings, Earth Day Jam 2018 is set to feature over 100 musicians. “It is a grand combination between new and senior musicians in a single night of great music. It is something you look forward to in every Earth Day Jam event. Moreover, this event remains is open and free to the public,” says Bonnevie.   Featured artists for Earth Day Jam 2018 include Abra, Barbie Almalbis, Chicosi, Grace Note, Joey Ayala, Lou Bonnevie, Mayonnaise, Philia, Rouge, Sandwich, Sud, Tanya Markova, the Chongkeys and Wally Gonzalez joined by Wolfgang guitarist Manuel Legarda and introducing ace guitar protégé Gabriel Lazaro. Special guest artists shall include LA “grassroot” rapper Aw Day P. “He (AW Day P) will be specially flying in from LA for Earth Day Jam 2018. He is a very talented musician who agreed to jam with us for this Mother Earth celebration,” said Bonnevie. The Jam will be hosted by award winning actor Alvin Anson, award winning indie film actress Phoebe Walker, TV personality Pam Nieva and the Earthday Jam Foundation’s Corporate Secretary and youth spokesperson Midi Gentica.    Recognizing contributions to various environmental campaigns and artist’s musical legacy, Earth Day Jam 2018 will extend a special citation to Filipino singer and known environmentalist Joey Ayala, who does a rare Earth Day Jam stint with junior musicians.   Special guest resource speakers include experts and official from DENR, Earthday Jam Foundations’ partner in this endeavor with environmental luminaries supporting the event by short discussions on the most critical environmental issues.   More Interactive campaign: With support from the Local Government of QC, this year’s Earth Day Jam will have a more interactive campaign. Early participants can avail of Earth Day Jam 2018’s interactive booths showcasing art and drum sessions, an environmental puppet show, electric vehicle display, biking demo, organic stalls and other interesting exhibitions. “These exhibiting booths engage people to learn about Mother Earth through actual social participation with other guests.” There will also be a film showing featuring environmental documentaries before the concert.   The Earthday Jam Recyclable Trading will take place starting at 3 pm with the Quezon City Government spearheading the campaign on recycling with participants who will be bringing in paper, pet bottles and aluminum cans receiving concert VIP pass and freebies. Anti-trash Experiment: A special waste garbage collection activity will be implemented throughout the concert. “It is an experimental activity wherein concert goers are encouraged to collect accumulated garbage during event and weigh them after so that they can see how much trash can be accumulated from throwing garbage,” said Bonnevie. Earth Day Jam regularly uses this anti-garbage exercise for actual public awareness.   GAIA Awards: The Foundation’s own “GAIA Awards” will be bestowing individuals and organizations who have successfully contributed to the welfare of the overall environmental campaign and advocacy efforts in the Philippines. This year’s awardees include green advocates Gina Lopez, Ipat Luna and the Environmental Science Institute of Miriam College along with Earthday Jam supporters Abra and Brownman Revival in the category of Earth friendly music artists. Special Citations will be given to the Peace and Equity Foundation and Lifebank Foundation. Pre-Concert Contest: Raising awareness before actual concert, Earth Day Jam 2018 shall also launch “Future Green”. This special on-line initiative engages Filipinos to submit their best ideas concerning renewable energy on Earth Day Jam’s official social media page. The top ten ingenuities will be announced during the event.   Earthday Jam 2018 is presented by the Earthday Jam Foundation in cooperation with the DENR and the Quezon City Government. Supporters include First Gen Corporation, Maynilad, PRRC, Tagbalay Foundation, peace and Equity Foundation, Lifebank Foundation. Also supporting are Ministop, Dickies, 888 Electric Vehicles, Cravings, Philippine Star, Business Mirror, Philippine Concerts, Manila Concert Scene, Rakista Radio and ABS CBN as our official network.   For more info,log on to www.earthdayjamfoundation.com and like the earthday jam foundation page.    
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  • 13 Mar 2018
      Rising OPM band Better Days, composed of Daniel Paringit (Vocalist and Lead Guitar), Rosner Mabuti (Pianist), and Gelo Cabigon (Bassist), launched their music video for their hit debut single ‘Sige Lang’ on March 7, 2018 (Wednesday). The single was recently featured as Barangay LS FM 97.1 ’s most wanted song of the week. This, together with their other single ‘Nararamdaman’ are already highlighted on multiple Spotify Playlists, including ‘I Love You Sabado,’ ‘Pinoy Love Ballads,’ ‘New Music Friday Philippines,’ ‘Relax Tayo,’ and ‘Philippines Viral 50’ with both songs having over 200,000 plays in only a month. Among their growing number of gigs, they have already been included in various major events such as Rakrakan Festival 2018: Pinoy Muna! and UP Fair 2018: Elements. The premiere of Better Days’ ‘Sige Lang’ Music Video happened on March 7, 2018 (Wednesday) at 70s Bistro, Anonas, Quezon City, which also showcased live performances from Better Days, Hilera, Banda ni Kleggy, Where’s Ramona, and Stellar. The video was likewise launched on the Number 1 Music Channel MYX last weekend and is currently drawing raves. Better Days’ two singles, ‘Sige Lang’ and ‘Nararamdaman’ are now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Spinner, and Amazon. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter @betterdaystour and on Facebook at facebook.com/betterdaystour
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  • 05 Apr 2018
    On this day in 1994, rock icon Kurt Cobain committed suicide inside his home in Seattle, Washington in 1994. On March 4 of that year, Cobain was taken to hospital in a coma. It was officially stated as an accident but many believe it to have been an unsuccessful suicide attempt or heroin overdose. He reluctantly checked into a rehabilitation clinic in Los Angeles at the end of March, but was said to have fled after only a few days.On April 8, Cobain's body was found in his home. In his arms was a shotgun, which had been fired into his head. Near him laid a suicide note written in red ink. It was addressed to his wife Courtney Love and his daughter Frances Bean Cobain. On his suicide note, he quoted Neil Young’s lyric that it was “better to burn out than to fade away.”
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DIVERSIFIED: Embracing Differences Towards Unified Workforce



Sixth Sense Production proudly presents you an academic seminar that discusses diversity and promotes inclusion in the workplace. The much awaited celebration of differences in one dynamic environment – an epic feast of diverse talents and brilliance.

What: DIVERSIFIED: Embracing Differences Towards Unified Workforce

Where: 4th Floor NALLRC Bldg., Mabini Campus Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Mesa, Manila

When: February 12, 2018 (Monday) from 12nn – 6pm

Who: EXCLUSIVE for 3rd and 4th year students of HR and other related courses (i.e. Management, Psychology, Industrial Engineering, Behavioral Science, etc.)

Why: This event is organized by 4th year students of Business Administration Majoring Human Resource Development Management as part of the curriculum requirement in PUP-Manila which aims to understand, rationalize, and reflect on the various methods, processes, and issues related to human resources.

As part of the program, the students were tasked to formulate a concept which constitutes any of the pertinent trends and issues that the industry is currently facing. Hence, the proponents came up with a topic that is being over-looked upon due to emergence of technology and artificial intelligence. Building a knowledge-based nation must not result to impairment of humane values and policies. As a result, the outline of the seminar is:

  • Introduction of what workforce diversity is and how it changes the work environment;
  • The need to embrace and recognize workforce diversity as well as the advantages of doing so; and
  • The effective management of diverse workforce:

o   The role of HR in managing diverse workforce

o   The impact of effective management of diverse workforce to the overall performance of organization.

Of course, we did not simply construct a concrete concept without finding the right, competent speakers that will do justice in the event’s objectives. With the stated credentials, it is undeniably fathomable to realize that these people can deliver and have the capability to share immense knowledge to the listeners.  

For our First Resource Speaker, Mr. Jeric Louis Pantaleon, a graduate of De La Salle University – College of Saint Benilde (Batch 2003). Neuro Linguistic Programming Master (Certified MASTER Practitioner by American Union of Neuro Programming), Corporate Skill Trainer, Training Consultant and Team Building Facilitator, Motivational Speaker and Life Coach whose expertise is in the field of Practical Psychology, and Owner of JGP TRAINING SERVICES that provide team buildings, motivational talks, HR Training Consultancy, etc. – Mr. Pantaleon will be responsible for introducing the concept of workforce diversity and its significance in building a highly-competitive nation.

Our Second Resource Speaker is Mr. Arvin Crisol, a graduate of Ateneo De Manila University MA, Education Administration (Batch 1999). Presently working at ABS-CBN Corporation as the Human Resources Head, ABS-CBN Regional, Star Magic, ABS-CBN Events, Programming and On-Air Operations Head with core competencies in Organizational Development, Training and Development, Talent Management, Recruitment, and Labor Relations. – Mr. Crisol will teach the future people managers their roles and obligations in honing and unifying the general workforce.

The Motivational Talk will be given by Ms. Jude Miraflor Roces, Chief Learning Officer at BayHewitt Learning & Consulting. A graduate of Business Management and an IRCA certified ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor.Having more than 15 years of management experience in Organization and Leadership Development, Training Delivery and Instructional Design, Quality Management Systems, Business Analysis and Process Improvement, Marketing Analysis and Business intelligence, – Ms. Roces is not just an accomplished leader but also an acknowledge inspirational speaker and will practically focus on the subject of Personal Branding.

And because we practice work-life balance, our event is not just plain learning and no fun. Be entertained by our distinguished Guest Performers; Mr. Gabriel Medridejos, Ms. Claire Bricenio, Human Resource Dance Troupe, and from our very own Sixth Sense Production. All of our performers are students of PUP for we want to break the notion that we, Iskolar ng Bayan, only excel academically.

So- already eager to be part of this prestigious event? Here are the requirements we are looking for: 3rd and 4th year management students or any of the related courses – hungry for learning, passionate about leading, determined to establish an avenue of equal opportunity for growth and advancement to all. And ultimately, ready to conquer the corporate arena and gain competitive advantage.

Here at PUP, we firmly stand for free education to all. With our mantra, “Education NOT For Sale. We are NOT For Sale” we do believe that education is a basic right that every citizen must enjoy. Thus, ADMISSION is FREE. Just go to our website and find the link of our online registration. *Friendly Advisory: We strictly do NOT allow walk-ins on the event day*

For more information and latest updates, please visit our social media accounts FB: HRDiversified.Official Twitter: @HRDiversified2018 you can also email us at [email protected] or reach us at the contact information given above.


The production team decided to be referred as Sixth Sense Production to suggest that emotional intelligence through team work and handling conflict and pressure should be the sixth major sense a human being must possess. We believe, as future HR Practitioners, that emotional intelligence is as essential as the five major senses. The development of EQ will mean the breaking point between success and failure – it is the one that will make you truly distinct.

Moreover, the theme we incorporated to complement the concept of diversity is Rubik’s Cube. Obviously, we used it as a metaphor and pictured the organization as the cube and the tiles as the people or generally, the labor force. These people play different roles and must be “assembled” and put into their respective places in order to function well. The responsible for making the elements work in harmony is on the palms of the HR.

Finally, this event will not be possible without the support of various public and private institutions. First off, the PUP Administration and the College of Business Administration. Secondly, our partner companies.  Learn, educate yourself while enjoying fun and amazing treats from our generous sponsors!

Major Sponsors:

  • Otsuka-Solar Phils. Inc (Pocari Sweat)
  • Lazada Philippines
  • Trampoline Park PH
  • Adobo Magazine
  • Blair Cosmetics


  • Naruko
  • Red Logo
  • TheNet.Com
  • Chic Centre


  • Oreo
  • Frappe La Rue
  • Dermcare

Official Studio Partner

  • Relans

Official Media Partner

  • Rakista Radio


Calling all future people managers! Join us as we share our similarities and embrace our differences on February 12, 2018 at PUP Bulwagang Balagtas Hall! Be Involved. Be Unified.

Let us all be #DIVERSIFIED