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Edwin P. Sallan

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Bohol levels up with game-changing Panglao Shores project

Touted as one of the major destinations in the Philippines for both tourism and investment, Panglao Island in Bohol is also often considered as the best alternative to the much sought-after Boracay and is now served by the Bohol-Panglao International Airport, dubbed as “the first eco-airport in the Philippines and the country’s green gateway.”

MODERN SERENADE | Rock supergroup The Mellow Dees release debut single, ‘Lamán’

Individually, they’ve already made their mark in the local rock scene. Melody del Mundo is of course, best known for fronting the alternative rock group, Sugar Hiccup. Wolf Gemora is the original drummer of the celebrated hard rock outfit, Wolfgang. And Robin Nievera has emerged in later years as a formidable rock guitarist in his own right, no surprise given his musical pedigree.

THE MAGIC OF COLLABORATION | Steve Aoki on working with artists from varying genres

Even though he is an established solo act in his own right—at one even time hailed as the highest-grossing electronic dance music artist in North America, two-time Grammy nominee Steve Aoki is also largely known for transcending genres with his collaborations with artists as diverse as will.i.am, Linkin Park, Taking Back Sunday, Backstreet Boys, Fall Out Boy, Louis Tomlinson, Rise Against, and BTS.

Okada Manila launches premier Executive Lounge

As one of the country’s most sought-after luxury resort hotels, it’s no secret that Okada Manila is known for its first-rate facilities and services including the Retail Boulevard, the one-of-a-kind Cove Manila nightclub, and the equally unique indoor beach club, The Gardens by Manila Bay.

SHURE THING | Shure launches flagship store in PHL

Best known for its world-class audio products that include microphones that have been put to extensive use in major concerts and events as well as some of the best-sounding earphones and headphones in the business, Shure recently partnered with Audiophile Components Inc. to launch the first and only Shure store in Southeast Asia.

Antique’s promising future

When it comes to tourist hotspots in the country, Antique is not exactly the first place that comes to mind. Traveling to the island was a challenge due to the rarity of flights, so people would often have to go through Iloilo and Aklan. But in recent years, the province has been gaining more attention thanks to its food and its famous weave—the Patadyong.

Wally Gonzalez, Pinoy Rock legend, passes away

Blues guitarist and Pinoy Rock icon Wally Gonzalez, best known as one of the members of both the original and later classic line-up of the legendary Juan Dela Cruz band, passed away in his sleep this morning as posted by his son, John Gonzalez on Facebook. He was 71.

LOADED | Todd Haynes’ ‘Velvet Underground’ documentary a big hit at Cannes

Easily one of the most talked-about films in the ongoing Cannes Music Festival is The Velvet Undergound by Todd Haynes, the acclaimed American filmmaker known not only for his provocative features (Far From Heaven, Carol, Dark Waters) but also for films involving or inspired by popular music icons (Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, Velvet Goldmine, I’m Not There).

BM TESTED | Lenovo Tab P11 Pro strikes ideal balance between work and play

In recent years, not a few people have considered tablets as sensible alternatives to laptops. And why not? Most tablets are lighter, have very long battery life, come with either their own detachable keyboards or are compatible with similar third-party input devices. Regardless of operating system, they also have a slew of productivity, communication and entertainment software.

Expanding operations in PHL and the US

Since the Philippines and the United States of America first formalized diplomatic ties 75 years ago, the relationship between the two countries has been further strengthened by the arrival of numerous US-based corporations that chose the Philippines as the base of their Asia-Pacific operations.

Expanding operations in PHL and the US

Since the Philippines and the United States of America first formalized diplomatic ties 75 years ago, the relationship between the two countries has been further strengthened by the arrival of numerous US-based corporations that chose the Philippines as the base of their Asia-Pacific operations.

Pump up the volume

For most, if not all, mobile phone users, wireless buds are a godsend that allows us to listen to great-sounding music and crystal-clear conversations while doing away with tangling and often distracting wires. They’ve also evolved in recent years and have now transformed from off-putting thingies (ugh, those “branches” into fashion statements that seamlessly integrate not only with our daily routine but also with our style.

foodpanda pro is the gift that keeps on giving

Christmas is just around the corner and not even the ongoing pandemic can stop the spirit of the coming holiday season and that includes the tradition of gift-giving. Not surprisingly, food establishments and related food delivery services are also very much feeling the Yuletide mood.

COVID-19 literally takes centerstage in ‘Virologues’ online play

Composed of some of the most distinguished alumni of Artistang Artlets, the resident theater group of the University of Santo Tomas’ College of Arts and Letters, AA Lab is a group of theater stalwarts and enthusiasts organized to create “a laboratory for theatrical experimentation in creating alternative ways to perform without the presence of the physical stage.”

WATCH | Trina Belamide honors ‘the pets we loved and lost’ with new single

Not too many may be aware of it but August 28 is a red-letter day for pet lovers or as they are now usually referred to, fur parents. Created by award-winning American blogger and cat lover Deborah Barnes in honor of her departed cat Jazz who passed away on this date in 2013, Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day serves as the occasion to remember the pet companions that we loved and lost.

‘Tokwifi’ leads all winners in Cinemalaya 2020 awards

A film about a Bontok Igorot man who discovers a 1950s mestiza movie star trapped inside a television that fell from the sky led all winners among the short films that competed in the 16th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival during simple virtual rites hosted by actress Glaiza de Castro last Tuesday, August 12.