Two thousand fans watched a concert to celebrate the 118th Philippine Independence Day on June 12 at the Waterfront Park, North Vancouver, with Filipino artists Joey Albert and Richard Gomez. Raffy Swap One did the guitars for Joey and Richard.
“I always enjoy performing for our kaba bayans. Happy Independence Day to all Filipinos, around the world!” said Gomez, now Mayor of Ormoc City. He came with wife, Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez and daughter Juliana.
Joey has been residing in Canada with her family for two decades but comes back home every now and them to perform.
“I love Filipino fans anywhere in the world. They are so dear to me,” said Albert.
Hosted by ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel (TFC) and organized by Alvin Koh Relleve, the concert also featured the Day Trippers known as the Beatles of Canada and Arrival, the Abba of Canada. Local performers Pork and Bean : Jerry Legaspi aka PapaBear and Jojo Alpuerto also performed. It was hosted by local singer Naomi Chan, Joy Ruiz, Star Bernardo and Papa Bear.
“We prepared for 8 months in partnership with TFC. We wanted everything to be in order, and thank God the fans enjoyed and it was a successful concert,” said Relleve, organizer of the show. – Robbie Pangilinan, Photo: Christian Cunanan
5 reasons Sofia Andres loves Sonix Anahaw case
A cute case can easily brighten up your mood and elevate your style. Take it from actress and social media star Sofia Andres who just adores her collection of “functionable” (read: functional + fashionable) iPhone cases from Los Angeles-based brand Sonix.
If you’re following her Instagram feed, you’ll see that among Sofia’s favorites is the limited edition Anahaw case, a design collaboration between Sonix and Power Mac Center. Here are reasons why you’ll love it, too.
Designeed with a national symbol in mind
The Anahaw is a tropical palm widely regarded as the Philippine national leaf. Often planted for ornamental purposes, it is also made into fans, hats, and umbrellas, exemplifying the resourcefulness and creativity of Filipinos. Its symbol is used in awards and medals to signify high achievement, strength, and loyalty. Independence Day feels, that is.
Functional and stylish
The Sonix Anahaw case features a transparent back, perfect for showing off your iPhone’s sleek design. It has an impact-resistant bumper and raised rubber edges that protect against dings and scratches, yet remains slim and lightweight. It also allows access to all ports with easy press button coverage.
In a sea of floral and loud patterns, it’s refreshing to see minimalist designs that do stand out from the crowd. The Sonix Anahaw case complements any #OOTD while giving your phone personality.
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Ask celebs spotted with their Sonix cases, Check out Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner rocking their favorite style.
Power Mac Center holds the exclusive rights for the sale and distribution of the Sonix Anahaw case. It’s available for the iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6 plus/6s plus and retails at P1,800 at Power Mac Center stores nationwide.
‘Mighty Magiswords’ allows fans to watch, play and collect
Cartoon Network, recently named one of the most innovative media companies by Fast Company, continues to redefine content and the fan experience with the evolution of its latest franchise, Mighty Magiswords.
Debuting in 2015 on the Cartoon Network Anything micro-network as a 15-second interactive series, this comedy adventure about a brother and sister team of warriors will now be a full-length linear series launching as part of a connected content ecosystem, giving fans deeper engagement across platforms with the characters and their quest for swords.
Concurrent with the upcoming TV series production, almost 400 pieces of platform-specific original content have been custom developed, including shorts, vlogs, web and mobile games, and interactive narrative content – and all will be enhanced with proprietary technology allowing fans to participate in the world and collect their favorite swords.
“Mighty Magiswords has been an incredible journey, starting as a simple interactive digital product and organically developing into a true multi-story world,” said Chief Content Officer, Rob Sorcher. “Expect Magiswords to continue expansion in tech and content, with new ways for the audience to participate, contribute, play, watch and collect.”
Cartoon Network will begin to introduce the expanded concept to fans this summer through a series of character-driven shorts, a web game and on-air spots.
Created by Kyle A. Carrozza and produced at Cartoon Network Studios in Los Angeles, Mighty Magiswords will join Cartoon Network’s already powerful slate of hit programming including Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go!, We Bare Bears, Clarence, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and Steven Universe.
Get a taste of the new franchise by watching a Mighty Magiswords short here: https://youtu.be/rv70ZfBgOyo and to discover interactive versions, download Cartoon Network Anything on the App Store or Google Play Store.