Teen Performer Darren Espanto Wants You To Be With Him

36 Sgt. Esguerra, Quezon City-Philippines

Darren Espanto, the teen guy with amazing pipes and billed the “Total Performer,” seems to have everything going for him at such a young age.  The BLOGCON was attended by several well-known lifestyle, showbiz and entertainment writers held at Packo’s Grill in Sgt.Esguerra.

The 10-track solo album is a learning thing for the 15-year old teen who  originally  from Calgary, Canada.

Mr. Darren Espanto

Be With Me album is also a showcase of topnotch composers who gave Darren their latest masterpieces, the first track from the album 7 Minutes by songwriters Cimo Frankel, Jochem Fluitsma, Mark van Tijn, Ramon Marco debuted at no.1 on iTunes Philippines on its first day of release and in Darren’s words, “about having just little time to show how much you care for that person who is about to leave.”

“Starlight”, by Singaporean songwriter Amir Masoh (Jacky Cheung, Ziana Zain), likewise topped iTunes Philippines Singles Chart on its first day of release.

Though he was a runner up in The Voice Kids, there was no stopping Darren from reaching the top after the competition.

Darren Be With Me Espanto

A Platinum award for his debut album Darren, three no. 1 singles, countless awards from award giving bodies in the Philippines and concerts and gigs left and right are just some of Darren’s achievements. Add to that, international artists Nicki Minaj noticed him and so did Ashton Kutcher and Fantasia Barrino for his videos of him singing in a radio station bus showcasing his powerful vocals. The videos have gone viral. Flying from his hometown Calgary, Canada to Manila for a dream paid off.

After two years straight in the music scene, Darren admitted that he’s experiencing some changes in his voice  now that he is entering teens. His voice is getting bigger and fuller.

With top-notch producers Kiko Guevarra, Jungee Marcelo, Jay-R, Kiko Salazar and a line-up of international and top Filipino songwriters, the standards of this sets this album from his previous one.

Join Darren as he continues his musical journey which with his talent will span for years.

Be With Me is now out through digital downloads and streaming via Spinnr, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and VEVO and in CDs at Astroplus and Astrovision outlets.

Catch Darren at his major concert entitled D Total Experience on June 25, 8 p.m, at Kia Theater with special guests Jed Madela, Maja Salvador and G-Force.

Call Ticketnet at 911-5555 for tickets.

United Nation Women & Quezon City Light the Sky to kick-off Campaign for Safe Cities for Women

QCX Museum and Aurora Open Space, Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City


There were at least a thousand and more supporters of women’s safety in the streets highlighted at the Quezon City sky as the SAFE Cities Programme of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women or UN Women and the Quezon City government kicks off the campaign activities in celebration of National Women’s Month .

Ms. Glaiza de Castro- spokesperson against women harassment 

The campaign begins with ” Lightning the Way to Safe Cities ” which started around past 4:00pm at the QCX  museum audio-visual room within Quezon Memorial Circle to celebrate the eve of International Women’s Day , commemorated globally every 8th of March .

L-R Mr. Jay Sandoval ( Social Welfare Station ) Ms. Galiza De Castro ( Safe Cities Celebrity Supporter ) Ms. Katherine Belen  (United Nation Women )

The Safe Cities Quezon City programme hold its back to back event with a press conference , media launching , photo exhibit of results from ” How Safe are Women in our City Street ? A Baseline Study on Street Harassment and Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Public Spaces “.

registration /secretariat

Sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces are an everyday occurrence for women and girls around the world—in urban and rural areas, in developed and developing countries.  See more at: Creating Safe Public Spaces 

Pamantasan ng Lunsod ng Maynila students volunteers
There are different NGO , cause oriented groups , women’s group and student volunteers at the event making them memorable .

Mr. Jules Galang and Ms. Karla Paderna of PTV channel 4 ” Good Morning Boss ” program host

photo exhibit
After the short press conference , question and answer portion , participants were led into the gallery were different photos from known photo artists were exhibited .

ribbon cutting
The ribbon cutting ceremony was led by UN Women Ms. Katerine Belen, Ms.. Glaiza de Castro and  Barangay Captain of Bagong Silangan in Quezon City .

At around past 6:00pm , there was a FREE concert at Aurora Open Space where Ms. Cookie Chua and her group performed much to the delight for the crowd.

lighted sky lantern release
At around past 7:00pm several hundreds of sky lantern were lighted and released into the sky. It capped the memorable celebration of UN -women’s day and Women’s month at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

Lamundi Joins Asia E-Commerce Expo 2015 at SM Aura

Lamudi Philippines is the leading online real estate website in the Philippines. With over 90,000 properties and 1,000 brokers and developers online.

Lamudi aspires to help consumers find their perfect home online from the complete assortment of properties for sale and for rent in the country.

Simultaneously Lamudi helps brokers and developers connect to millions of prospective buyers previously beyond their reach. Lamudi is globally established in 30 countries. Lamudi is part of the Rocket Internet Group of companies, the largest incubator of online start ups in the world with headquarters in Berlin and over 100 ventures across 50+ countries.

Previously successful ventures of Rocket Internet include Zalora, Lazada, Zalando, Groupon. Lamudi Philippines acquired MyProperty.ph in April 2015. The team together currently consists of 80 people. Jacqueline Van Den Ende, the founder and managing director of Lamudi will join Cinstantin Robertz of Zalora and Janette Toral of Digital Club Filipino in the first panel discussion. Asia E- Commerce Expo 2015 (#AECoE) will be at SMX Aura, Taguig on November 25, 2015, Wednesday and brought to you by TAG Media and Public Relations. #AECoE will give you a unique opportunity to learn from, and network with senior leaders from the biggest brands in Asia Pacific region and in which the leading e-commerce experts from emerging markets, award winning e-commerce players and established e-retailers in APAC gather under one roof. Industry leaders will share independent experiences and insights for delegates from different countries. You can be a part of this inspiring environment and benefit from the excellent networking opportunities it offers. It features: Sessions on ePayments, eLogistics and ePrivacy Opening reception Conference programme .

Over 15 local and international high level speakers 30+ sponsors 1 Hour of Speed Networking What will you learn: · Market Analysis · Digital Marketing · CRM · Strategy · E Commerce · Going Global Why you should attend: · To grow your business · To meet investors · 300 APAC Audience · Maximizing cross border e commerce Speakers are leaders from different industries and engaged in momentous pursuits of significance to the ASEAN region and beyond. Attendees are senior business people, high-ranking government officials and media. #AECoE is not just about learning, empowerment and inspiration but a potential future collaboration that’s why we allot time for networking. Speakers confirmed are as follows plus 10 more awaiting for their confirmation.

Asia E Commerce Expo 2015 (#AECoE) is expecting 300 visitors & up to 30 companies to share their products and services in the expo. For partnership/sponsorship, please contact the organizer at 09166299381 or at maria@asiaecommerce.ph Registration Fee per delegate: Php 3,000.00 (Inclusion: Snacks, Elegant Lunch, Speed Networking, Conference and Expo.)

Asia E Commerce Expo 2015 will be happening on November 25, 2015 at SMX Aura, Philippines.

Alopecia Advocate and Novuhair Ambassador Miss Abby Asistio Bloggers Meet

Runner’s Kitchen – Creekside Square Building ,74 Tomas Morato, Quezon City ,Philippines

Runner’s Kitchen

I  first met  Ms. Abby Asistio more than 2 year ago from a press conference in Quezon City. Then another follow-up last May 2014 when I was a last minute substitute from a blogger friend who could not attend the press briefing due to traffic.

Consumer awards- The brand NovuHair had won 4 consecutive years by Watson

The bloggers meet was intended as a follow-up for a dramatic recovery of Ms. Abby who started using NovuHair in 2013 and had now almost full recovery in such a short span of years.

Ms. Abby Asistio holding her new CD to be launch on september 26


To cover up the bald spots on her head, Asistio grew up wearing a hat until second year high school. This, she said, attracted unwanted attention and negative comments from her classmates. She studied in an exclusive all girls school .

There was even a time when some students bullied her and removed her hat, and everyone saw her bald head.

Mr. Raymond Vincent Y. Domingo – Corporate Sales and Marketing Manager

Brand Ambassador

Nearly a year after her coming out of sorts in television shows like 700 CLUB and Mr. Boy Abunda’s talk show , Bottomline  aired every Saturday on ABS-CBN channel 2, Ms. Asistio was given another shot at growing back her hair by the homegrown company Nutramedica.

The singer-songwriter was tapped to endorse Novuhair, the company’s natural hair treatment products.

she was at first skeptical of Novuhair because she has tried several hair regrowth treatments that only ended up in failure. Now after several months of applying Novuhair shampoo and conditioner she noticed that small hairs had begun growing .  After about 2 years of continuous application, her hair is slowly growing and her confidence is getting back. She can now go to salon and enjoy other things she was not able to do.


Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NovuhairOfficial

METRO Online Influencers Kapihan sa Wheatberry Bakery and Coffee Shop

84 Scout Castor cor. Scout Tuazon, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City-Philippines

L-R Miss Lynda Jumilla -ABS-CBN channel 2 reporter , Ms. Janette Toral ( social media e-commerce practitioner ) Vice-Mayor Isko Moreno ( Manila),Dr. Ana Maria L. Tabunda ( Pulse Asia -Research Director )and Atty. Karen Jimeno ( CNN Philippines anchor , host )

It was a bright and sunny day , We were invited to join a press conference and a coffee snack at the Wheatberry Bakery and Coffee Shop located just a stone throw away from a popular Filipino restaurant where fellow coin, stamp and ephemera collectors would meet once in a while .

Topic: “ Role of online media and influencers in shaping up the business
and political landscape of the country towards 2016″

Engr. Lance Cheng-Marketing Manager of Bewell Nutraceuticals Corporation

Bewell Nutraceuticals Corporation is  one of the sponsors of the kapihan , They gave away some samples of BEWELL-C Plus Calcium , which is a non acidic, vitamin C which strengthens bones and teeth and can be consumed on an empty stomach . Unlike other commercial brands , they are relatively cheaper and available in major drugstores nationwide.

Bewell C Plus Calcium: http://www.bewell.com.ph/

Facebook Page: Bewell C Plus Calcium

It is called Metro Online Influencer Kapihan where online writers, social media writers, bloggers , marketing heads , media and even companies are there to meet.

Grab Taxi

 Facebook Page: Grab Taxi

Grab Taxi is one of the sponsors of the event, They are the one who provided the transportation and having an application in your mobile phone will make commuting easier


Senator Antonio Trillanes successfully launched a nationwide campaign from his prison cell as he ran and won a seat in the Philippine Senate on a shoestring budge. Social media and netizens greatly help him won a seat in the senate.

He had also an active FB sonny trillanes where followers and admirers can reach him

Senator Antonio Trillanes together with Engr. Lance Cheng and Miss Bewell-C

Vice Mayor – Isko Moreno

Manila’s current vice mayor isko moreno is among the guest panelist , He said that Manila is one of the first cities in the country which introduced FREE WI FI services in waiting shed and some public areas.

Ms. Janette Toral showed the increasing change of some social media medium like Facebook which had  become more accessible to the masses and more and more people are using different kinds of new medium .

A new study of how the campaigns are using digital tools to talk directly with voters-bypassing the filter of traditional media-finds that President Barack Obama campaign posted nearly four times as much content as the Romney campaign and was active on nearly twice as many platforms.

In theory, digital technology allows leaders to engage in a new level of “conversation” with voters, transforming campaigning into something more dynamic, more of a dialogue, than it was in the 20th century.

Involvement through Empowerment.  This was the mission of the Barack Obama campaign. The first political campaign in history to truly harness the power of social media to spread the word, garner support and get people engaged. The Obama campaign reached 5 million supporters on 15 different social Networks over the course of campaign season; by November 2008, Obama had approximately 2.5 million (some sources say as many as 3.2 million)

In the Philippine setting , Some politicians are also finding ways on how to harness the power of social media. It can work in both ways and there are also bashers , fakes accounts.

People will also become more aware and it can work in both ways with social media trending / viral topics are even pick-up by mainstream media . That is where the public opinion are rated .  With the elections just about less than 1 year from now, politicians are also looking at other options.

The organizers are planning a more regular channel like Metro Online Influencers Kapihan for social media writers and bloggers to meet  and have their voices heard .

Note : I would like to ” Thank” Mr. Paulo Angelo C. Florenda ” for the accommodation extended 

Website: http://wheatberry.com.ph/

Pulse Asia: http://www.pulseasia.ph/

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