Itaewon and Hallyu Royalty Park Seo Joon joins Marvel

“Captain Marvel 2, whose official title is ‘The Marvels’ is a story of three female superheroes, codenamed ‘Marvel”. The popular Korean drama star Park Seo-joon could join as the fourth Marvel-related hero. “Park Seo-joon is expected to play ‘Amadeus Cho,’ a Korean-American teen hero”. There is also a high possibility that he will play a major hero or villain.

We saw his Kdrama and movie where he was into action and I must say, he got the moves and body

In the Marvel Comics, Amadeus Cho is a Korean-American teenage, portrayed as a sidekick for the Hulk and a narcissist with a brain sharp enough to subdue Marvel’s heroes.

We found this online and what can you say about it?

Guiguinto Vice Mayor Eliseo “JJ” Santos will run as Mayor in 2022

In his recent #JJSpeaks last August 8, 2021, the Vice Mayor of Guiguinto Bulacan, Eliseo “JJ” Santos expresses his interest to run as mayor. The incumbent mayor Ambrosio “Boy” Cruz may seem to favor another candidate but both mayor and vice mayor are coming from the the same political party, National United Party. The party that has the big names like Vico Sotto of Pasig City, Isko Moreno of Manila City and more.

VM Jj has an impressive political stint where he started as an early representative of the youth, Sangguniang Kabataan, then municipal councilor since 2007 and now is serving his first term as Vice Mayor.

I commend his social media team, he has an amazing content with good engagements thus shows good connections with the youth sector. Please watch the entire video below

But is it enough? Can online translate actual votes?

This is still debatable but when more people are spending their time online due to the lockdown, then we can observe that there are “real” people who can deal with trolls nd fake news.

This interview is also available in podcast Spotify, iTunes and more!

This also serves as an open invitation to other aspiring leaders, at the same time as an encouragement for other regional projects to educate our voters. Yes we are interested of national elections and getting better leaders from president, to vice president, to senators but this pandemic teaches us a lesson to #Thinksmarter of our choices like councilors, barangay officials, mayors, governors, party-lists and more.

DRAG RACE Philippines is ON!

The Latest International Version of the Global Phenomenon Will Premiere Worldwide Exclusively on WOW Presents Plus

(LOS ANGELES, CA) – August 16, 2021 – Media company World of Wonder announced today the next international iteration of the Emmy-winning franchise, Drag Race Philippines. The series will premiere exclusively on WOW Presents Plus globally. The Filipino version of the worldwide franchise joins existing formats across Thailand, Chile, Canada, Holland, the UK, Spain, Australia and New Zealand, and Italy.

“The Drag Race franchise has shined a spotlight on so many incredible queens from around the world and we are so excited to introduce audiences to the dazzling queens of the Philippines.” said World of Wonder co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey. “WOW Presents Plus was created to serve as a springboard for underrepresented voices, so we are thrilled to exclusively premiere Drag Race Philippines on the platform for our global viewers.”

Watch the video of RuPaul calling on all fierce queens of the Philippines to submit for casting

The host, judges, cast, and premiere date of Drag Race Philippines will be ru-vealed at a later date.

A cultural staple produced by World of Wonder since 2009, the RuPaul’s Drag Race franchise is available in 193 countries through network partners and the WOW Presents Plus SVOD. The series has a total of 19 Emmy wins, making it the Television Academy’s most-awarded reality competition show in history. In 2018, Drag Race became the first series to win Best Reality-Competition Program and Host in the same year, a feat it repeated the following year. The Drag Race universe created by World of Wonder now encompasses numerous spin-off series on both linear and streaming; the world’s largest drag culture convention, RuPaul’s DragCon; merchandise lines; albums; and a Las Vegas Revue.

Drag Race Philippines is produced in the Philippines by Fullhouse Asia Production Studios, Inc in conjunction with World of Wonder Productions, Inc. Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell and RuPaul serve as executive producers on the series.

About World of Wonder:

For nearly three decades, award-winning media company World of Wonder has introduced audiences to new worlds, talent and ideas that have shaped culture. A pioneer in both scripted and documentary formats across television, film and digital platforms, WOW’s prolific portfolio includes the global phenomenon, Emmy-award winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” franchise (VH1/Logo/WOW Presents Plus), “Million Dollar Listing” LA & 

NY (Bravo), and “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” (Fuse.) WOW’s rich documentary filmmaking pedigree includes premiering

seven projects at Sundance Film festival and numerous productions for networks including HBO, E!, BBC, and theatrical release through WOW Docs. Notable film projects include “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Party Monster,” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” World of Wonder has also created a substantial digital footprint with its owned-and-operated streaming service WOW Presents Plus and YouTube channel WOWPresents. The extended World of Wonder-verse includes music label World of Wonder Records, WOW Podcast Network, and the world’s largest drag culture convention RuPaul’s DragCon. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey have been named to Variety’s Reality TV Impact Report, honored with the IDA Pioneer Award, named to Realscreen’s Global 100 list, and selected for the OUT100 list for their trailblazing work. World of Wonder creates out of a historic building/gallery space in the heart of Hollywood.

About Fullhouse Asia Production Studios, Inc.:

Fullhouse Asia Production Studios, Inc. is a boutique production company specializing in content development, production management & cross-platform execution for feature film, television commercials and series, digital content and live events such as concerts, musical theater productions & on-ground activations. With more than 300 unique and global projects, Fullhouse Asia is comprised of dedicated individuals who are keen to producing dynamic, relevant, innovative & award winning shows. For more information, visit www.fullhouseasia.com.

Gameboys The Movie Review: Gold Standard of Pinoy BL

One of the best actors in his generation, Elijah Canlas, may have set a very high standard in acting among his Gameboys colleagues, yet this was truly a jewel when it comes to casting. Kokoy De Santos, his reel partner, was also brilliant.

The scenes were romantic, painful and entertaining.

No spoiler, but the movie is a continuation of the very popular online series that viewers need to watch so they can understand the whole story and struggles of each character.

Kyle Velino, Miggy Jimenez, Kych Minemoto and Adrianna So have their respective highlights. They have important stories to share as well that makes the movie more relatable and compelling.

Family issues is also one of the vital struggles in the story making it sort of tragic and realistic.

The setting still happened during the pandemic, so the movie showed simpler venues and smaller cast.

Overall, the movie is inevitable to watch from its huge fandom. Congratulations to The IdeaFirst Company, to the director Ivan Andrew Payawal, writers Ash Malanum and Jun Lana, and to the rest of the cast and crew.

So after this, we just want to see Season 2.

Movie Review: Lockdown is Brave and Bold

A lot has been said with very sexy scenes in the movie, the brave nude scenes of Paolo Gumabao, a new male actor hoping to succeed in his acting career as inspired by the likes of Cesar Montano and Coco Martin.

Paolo Gumabao was part of iwantv “Mga Batang Poz” and given a big break to start a lead role is truly a big pressure. Will his bold scenes translate to online ticket sales?

IMHO this is way better than the “Anak ng Macho dancer” who also featured same set of actors as extras, aside from the main lead actor. What sets this apart, is that Paolo was really good and the story outlines the best blatant harsh reality of the pandemic to impoverished members of our society. As much as we understand the importance of healthy protocols, however, not everyone has the luxury to abide.

In the midst of lockdown, there are numerous stories of men and women (perhaps younger) who confessed to deal with online adult content or pornography. It’s a moral issue towards society, but it’s a practical choice to help the survival of their families. Who are we to judge?

2021 OPM Discoveries in Spotify

What is in your playlist?

Music is therapeutic and this is the best time to explore new playlists for whatever mood you are in. Perhaps you can still be curious of who’s on top of the charts but hey, it’s all about personalization these days, so no pressure and nobody’s going to judge you I ever you play good old classics.

But how are we truly supporting our local artists?

Here are my good finds:

A good friend introduced Quest since I was on search of music that sounds patriotic. My personal favorite is “Saludo”. He may sound foreign but the lyrics are so powerful, smart, and chill.

Denin Sy is the choice for barkada where all can just simply sing-along without straining vocal chords and having a lot of fun!

Kakie sounds fresh and raw, yet this girl comes from a megastar background. With respect to her mom, Kakie deserves a spotlight on her own from being a real talented singer

So explore more songs and let Spotify randomly select more OPMs, I’m surprised to find their tracks and all what I did is to make a playlist for BLs, check it our below.

Denin Sy “Parody King” releases Lanakompake and more on Spotify

Singer-songwriter Denin Sy is back this year with fresh songs “Talaga Ba (Sumaya Bago Sumuko), “Sabi Mo Usap Lang” and his latest Lanakompake.

With his passion for music, Denin, who first released an album in 2010 called “Deninman Songs” for Lana Distribution under Synergy Music & Star Records, stepped out from the lime light in the past to focus on construction and family business.

He came back in 2019 with songs “Ikaw Na Lang Ang Hinihintay”, “Magbabalik Sa Iyo”, and “Feel You Here” retaining his trademark of simple yet catchy melodies on his singing and songwriting.

The Architect/Singer never stopped making music with songs full of stories and inspiration. Last Year, he released “Tara Na Tahan Na” a song-tribute to fellow Filipinos and frontliners amid the COVID-19 global pandemic.

During the lockdown and quarantine period, Denin lightens up the mood of his fans and viewers as he continued to entertain them online on his social media with his parody songs that are uniquely relevant to the times. His “Bioman”-themed parody songs gained more than a million views on Facebook, which tagged hims the “Parody King”.

He also made tons of anime and Kpop parodies, and vlogs to stay connected with people who are staying at home, most especially dedicated his time and his work to give fun and laughter to the frontliners.

With his return to singing and songwriting this year, Denin Sy continues to making his music very relatable to his Filipino fans considering his pure Chinese heritage. This 2021, he has lots of songs in store for his fans and viewers to keep on entertaining them during this time of the pandemic.

Catch up with Denin Sy and watch his music videos and vlogs on his YouTube channel

and know more updates about his upcoming projects on his official Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/deninsyofficial).

Check out Denin Sy on Spotify:

Sabi Mo Usap Lang:

Talaga Ba (Sumaya Bago Sumuko):

Lanakompake:

David Archuleta Speaks OUT

David Archuleta is very close to the Filipinos, he had a project back then in TV5 and had numerous visits in the country for promos and concerts. He has charmed a lot of Filipinos and that’s why we wanted to show more love and support to this guy who is now in his 30s and still getting better as an artist.

In a lengthy Instagram post Saturday, Archuleta said he came out as gay to his family in 2014, but then had similar feelings for both genders, suggesting “a spectrum of bisexual.” He added he doesn’t “have too much sexual desires and urges as most people,” noting “asexual” is a term referred to people who “don’t experience sexual urges.”

The American Idol season 7 runner-up also added, “I don’t feel comfortable sharing it, but felt I needed to to bring more awareness to people in my same situation and let you know you’re not alone. You can be part of the LGBTQIA+ community and still believe in God and His gospel plan.” He concluded the statement by encouraging his fans to “keep asking and seeking, and having compassion and patience.”

I like to keep to myself but also thought this was important to share because I know so many other people from religious upbringings feel the same way. I’ve been open to myself and my close family for some years now that I am not sure about my own sexuality. I came out in 2014 as gay to my family. But then I learned I somewhat have similar feelings for both men and women so identify as being bisexual. I’m still trying to figure things out as I also have learned I don’t have as many sexual desires and urges as most people 💀 which works i guess because I have a commitment to save myself for marriage 🤣. Which people call asexual when they don’t experience sexual urges. There are people experiencing the same feelings of being LGBTQIA+, (i know that’s a lot of letters that a lot of people don’t understand, but there are a lot of unique experiences people feel and live that make them feel isolated and alone that are represented) a lot of them wrestling to follow their beliefs that are so important to them as I have. Idk what to make of it and I don’t have all the answers. I just invite you to please consider making room to be more understanding and compassionate to those who are LGBTQIA+, and those who are a part of that community and trying to find that balance with their faith which also is a huge part of their identity like myself. I think we can do better as people of faith and Christians, including Latter-day Saints, to listen more to the wrestle between being LGBTQIA+ and a person of faith. There are more than you may realize going through that wrestle after all the misunderstandings that come with it. I don’t think it should come down to feeling you have to accept one or the other. For me to find peace the reality has been to accept both are real things I experience and make who I am. I’ve yet to figure out what that means but I appreciate you listening to this personal matter. Again I don’t feel comfortable sharing it, but felt I needed to to bring more awareness to people in my same situation and let you know you’re not alone. You can be part of the LGBTQIA+ community and still believe in God and His gospel plan. And people who don’t experience what’s outside of the norm being just heterosexual I just plead that you be more understanding to people who experience and struggle with things that you may not experience and understand yourself. I’ve tried for almost 20 years to try and change myself until I realized God made me how I am for a purpose. And instead of hating what I have considered wrong I need to see why God loved me for who I am and that it’s not just sexuality. So many other traits of who I am come from how I’ve been created. If other people choose to live differently than what you’ve been raised to believe is right, please have compassion because it’s most likely been an exhausting journey for them to be ok with the feelings they have and never have been able to change. Perhaps they weren’t supposed to try and change the way they were created to be. Even if you’re left with so many more questions with faith and sexuality like me I believe being open to both questions and to faith is how we receive answers. God blesses those who ask. So let’s keep asking and seeking, and having compassion and patience. Thank you for listening. 🙏

PETA’s “RAK THE VOTE”, a Voter’s Education Campaign

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) together with its partners, PETA Lingap Sining, Impact Leadership, and We The Youth Vote, through the support of Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Philippines, and MISEREOR Germany, embark on a creative voters’ education campaign called Rak The Vote: Mobilizing The Youth For Change from June to October 2021 to encourage young people to register and vote in the upcoming national elections in May 2022.

According to the advocacy group We the Youth Vote, the youth will make up the biggest voting population this 2022, comprising #40MillionStrong voters composed of Gen Z and Millennials ages 18-39 years old.

In a society where the youth dominate in numbers, significant change in our country’s socio-economic and socio-political situation is a huge possibility – all it needs is a little push, one could say, to “rock the boat”. As elections come closer, the need for the youth to become deeply involved in claiming their stake for a better tomorrow grows stronger.

In light of this, PETA’s #RakTheVote uses the power of theater and the arts to motivate young people to seize their power for change – to register, to vote, to make a stand, to participate in good governance, and to express their sentiments over things happening in our society and articulate what changes they desire.

“PETA has always believed that art and theater has a greater purpose than just being a form of entertainment. In our 50-year history, we have always stood for democracy.

Every election is an opportunity to remind every Filipino of each one’s power to choose the leaders who will chart the path of our future,” says Rak the Vote project proponent and PETA Executive Director Beng Cabangon.

“We know that the youth can make a difference. Using the arts and creative approaches, PETA hopes to engage the young voters in meaningful dialogue and reflection about the elections. The goal is to encourage them to let their voices be heard and exercise their right to vote towards effective and meaningful youth participation.” she adds.

PETA is using a mix of existing videos from its past voters’ education campaigns, and a series of fresh materials created specifically to address the youth during this time. It kicks off the campaign with an online streaming of the vaudeville musical about elections, Vincent De Jesus’ Si Juan Tamad, ang Diyablo at ang Limang Milyong Boto, from June-August 2021. Cited in 2009 by the Philstage Gawad Buhay! Awards as one of the Outstanding Musical Performances of that year, the play is not only entertaining and wildly funny, it also underscores the significance of “every Juan’s vote” in creating ripples of positive change. Every online streaming is followed by a Talkback Session with PETA artists as well as influencers from We The Youth Vote and Impact Leadership network such as Miss Trans Global 2020 Mela Habijan, actress Ria Atayde, as well as content creators like Janina Vela, Macoy Averilla aka Macoy Dubs, and Thysz Estrada, to name a few.

Following this is a social media barrage featuring young thespians, led by select cast members from PETA’s hit OPM musical Rak of Aegis, as well as young and inspiring Filipino influencers, to attract greater interest in the campaign.

Using the online space as a place for deeper discussion, information dissemination, critical reflection, and collective action on the upcoming elections, PETA will be producing a series of videos and informative materials that aim to mobilize citizens through encouraging local voters’ registration initiatives on the ground and through social media. These efforts are part of an overall drive to register an additional 4M youth million voters by September 30, 2021.

“We have been badly beaten-up financially because of the closure of our theater for more than a year now. We have lost so much, and yet, we know that we cannot lose the hope we have for our nation. We wish to create ripples of positive impact among and with the youth in time for the national elections,” Cabangon adds.

PETA is unwavering in its mission to empower audiences using theater as a means of service to the people. PETA enjoins its audiences, the Filipino public, especially the energized young electorate, to use their power to fight for our nation’s future.

Cabangon closes with, “The elections are a critical moment that will determine our lives. We all have the power to choose the leaders who will help us build a free and just society. Together let us #RakTheVote!”

For more information about Rak the Vote, search the hashtags #RakTheVote, #40Mstrong, #RegiToVote, or follow PETA’s social media pages: https://www.facebook.com/PETATHEATER and https://www.facebook.com/LingapSining.

To register to vote go to bit.ly/irehistro.