Monday, December 30, 2013

Katy Perry, "Unconditionally" [OPC10 Q4 2013]

Before OPC reveals its yearend charts, we first take a look at the top picks for the fourth quarter of this year. Avril Lavigne's duet with husband Chad Kroeger called "Let Me Go" is #1, while Katy Perry "Unconditionally" occupies #3. Here's the "Hot N Cold" singer's second single from her latest album Prism:


OPC10 Overall Picks
4th Quarter of 2013
  1. Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go (feat. Chad Kroeger)
  2. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  3. Katy Perry - Unconditionally
  4. Imagine Dragons - On Top of the World
  5. Newsboys - Live with Abandon
  6. Eminem - The Monster (feat. Rihanna)
  7. Casting Crowns - All You've Ever Wanted
  8. Hawk Nelson - Faithful
  9. Bea Binene - Dito sa Puso Ko
  10. Christina Aguilera - We Remain
Pinoy Picks
  1. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  2. Bea Binene - Dito sa Puso Ko
  3. Callalily - Pansamantala
  4. Cast of You've Been Facebooked - What's on Your Mind
  5. Cattski - Light
  6. Pio - Mag-Exchanging Gifts
  7. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  8. Quest - Saludo
  9. Ella Melendez - When We're Not Looking
  10. Yael Yuzon - Segundo

Lea Michelle, "Cannonball" [OPC10 December 2013]

While Miley Cyrus has a song about a "Wrecking Ball", Glee star Lea Michele also has a song about her choice ball of destruction. Here's her X Factor USA performance of "Cannonball", which finishes at #6 on the OPC10 for the month of December:


OPC10 Overall Picks
December 2013
  1. Imagine Dragons - On Top of the World
  2. Eminem - The Monster (feat. Rihanna)
  3. Bea Binene - Dito sa Puso Ko
  4. City Harbor - Come However You Are
  5. OBB - All Eyes on You
  6. Lea Michele - Cannonball
  7. Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go (feat. Chad Kroeger)
  8. Eddie Kirkland - Hallelujah
  9. LifePoint Music - You Hold It All
  10. Colbie Caillat - Hold On
Pinoy Picks
  1. Bea Binene - Dito sa Puso Ko
  2. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  3. Ella Melendez - When We're Not Looking
  4. Pio - Mag-Exchanging Gifts
  5. Callalily - Pansamantala
  6. Keiko Necesario - Somewhere in Between
  7. Cast of You've Been Facebooked - What's on Your Mind
  8. Cattski - Light
  9. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  10. Quest - Saludo

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Eminem ft. Rihanna, "The Monster" [OPC10 2013.12.29]

Much like the traffic this holiday season, there is not much movement on the final weekly chart of the OPC10 for this year. Bea Binene stays at #1 for the third week in a row, while Eminem and Rihanna hope to repeat or even surpass the success of "Love the Way You Lie" with their newest collaboration. Here's "The Monster" at #4 this week:


OPC10 Overall Picks
December 29, 2013-January 4, 2014
  1. Bea Binene - Dito sa Puso Ko
  2. Imagine Dragons - On Top of the World
  3. Lea Michele - Cannonball
  4. Eminem - The Monster (feat. Rihanna)
  5. OBB - All Eyes on You
  6. Eddie Kirkland - Hallelujah
  7. City Harbor - Come However You Are
  8. LifePoint Music - You Hold It All
  9. Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go (feat. Chad Kroeger)
  10. Colbie Caillat - Hold On
Popout Tracks
  1. A Great Big World - Say Something (with Christina Aguilera)
  2. Keiko Necesario - Somewhere in Between
  3. Ellie Holcomb - With You Now
Pinoy Picks
  1. Bea Binene - Dito sa Puso Ko
  2. Keiko Necesario - Somewhere in Between
  3. Ella Melendez - When We're Not Looking
  4. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  5. Pio - Mag-Exchanging Gifts
  6. Callalily - Pansamantala
  7. Cast of You've Been Facebooked - What's on Your Mind
  8. Cattski - Light
  9. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  10. Quest - Saludo

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How to Fix: Phantom Unread Message Notice on Android


The problem: Your Android phone's stock Messaging application says there is one unread message, even though all the messages in your SMS inbox have already been read.

The solution: Install AVG Memory & Cache Cleaner from AVG Mobile. Open the app, go to Calls & Messages, tick the Received (unread) checkbox under Text messages and press the Clean button. Tap OK when it tells you that your device is looking cleaner.

When you go to back to your Messaging application, the phantom notice will already be gone.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Everfound, "God of the Impossible" [OPC10 2013.12.15]

Bea Binene becomes only the third Filipino artist, after Yeng Constantino and Quest, to top OPC's Overall Picks chart this year. The title track from her sophomore album Dito sa Puso Ko bests her previous song "Urong Sulong" which peaked at #3 on the Pinoy Picks tally last year. This lady is proving to be good at injecting a youthful pop vibe on the OPM hits that she remakes. Meanwhile, former Popout Tracks topper Everfound returns with a bronze finish this week. Here's the official music video of "God of the Impossible", from the band's self-titled debut album:



OPC10 Overall Picks
December 15-21, 2013
  1. Bea Binene - Dito sa Puso Ko
  2. Imagine Dragons - On Top of the World
  3. Lea Michele - Cannonball
  4. Eminem - The Monster (feat. Rihanna)
  5. City Harbor - Come However You Are
  6. OBB - All Eyes on You
  7. Eddie Kirkland - Hallelujah
  8. LifePoint Music - You Hold It All
  9. Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go (feat. Chad Kroeger)
  10. Katy Perry - Unconditionally
Popout Tracks
  1. A Great Big World - Say Something (with Christina Aguilera)
  2. Keiko Necesario - Somewhere in Between
  3. Everfound - God of the Impossible
Pinoy Picks
  1. Bea Binene - Dito sa Puso Ko
  2. Keiko Necesario - Somewhere in Between
  3. Ella Melendez - When We're Not Looking
  4. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  5. Pio - Mag-Exchanging Gifts
  6. Callalily - Pansamantala
  7. Cast of You've Been Facebooked - What's on Your Mind
  8. Cattski - Light
  9. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  10. Yael Yuzon - Segundo

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cable TV: SKYcable vs. Cebu Cable vs. Cignal vs. Dream

Previously, I have posted the complete channel listings of both SKYcable and Cebu Cable. This time, let's compare the various offerings from the different cable companies in Metro Cebu. Let's find out which is the most sulit between SKYcable Silver 780Cebu Cable 675Cignal Plan 790 and Dream Star 650.


Here is the comparative table of channel availability for the selected cable packages:

Monday, December 9, 2013

City Harbor, "Come However You Are" [OPC10 120813]

Imagine Dragons is still on top of the world, while four Christian tracks debut on this week's OPC10. Heading the bunch is Nashville duo City Harbor whose current single tells us that anyone of us at anytime can come to Jesus. Based on Matthew 11:28, here's the acoustic performance video of "Come However You Are", which enters the Overall Picks tally at #3:


OPC10 Overall Picks
December 8-14, 2013
  1. Imagine Dragons - On Top of the World
  2. Eminem - The Monster (feat. Rihanna)
  3. City Harbor - Come However You Are
  4. OBB - All Eyes on You
  5. Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go (feat. Chad Kroeger)
  6. Eddie Kirkland - Hallelujah
  7. LifePoint Music - You Hold It All
  8. Katy Perry - Unconditionally
  9. Colbie Caillat - Hold On
  10. Jeremy Horn - Your Glory Is My Fire
Popout Tracks
  1. A Great Big World - Say Something (with Christina Aguilera)
  2. Ellie Holcomb - With You Now
  3. DJ Earworm - United State of Pop 2013 (Living the Fantasy)
Pinoy Picks
  1. Ella Melendez - When We're Not Looking
  2. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  3. Pio - Mag-Exchanging Gifts
  4. Callalily - Pansamantala
  5. Cast of You've Been Facebooked - What's on Your Mind
  6. Cattski - Light
  7. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  8. Quest - Saludo
  9. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  10. Gab Valenciano - Falling (feat. Kiana Valenciano)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Cebu Cable Channel Line-Up


If you are in an area where the sky ain't the limit or the signal is weak, then you might want to consider Cebu Cable. Currently serving select areas in the province, they offer more than 100 channels for only P675 per month, which is already good for two TV sets. They also have promo packs you can avail of so you would be able to get discounts on your cable TV connection.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Say Hello to SKYcable Bronze 299

Last month, SKYcable increased the monthly fee of their most affordable package from P280 to P299. Now called SKYcable Bronze 299, they juiced up the subscription by adding History Channel and Pinoy Box Office on their channel offerings. It also now includes access to iWant TV.

Here is SKYcable's complete channel line-up in Metro Cebu as of December 3, 2013 (there are 61 channels available for SKYcable Bronze 299, listed in bold):

Monday, December 2, 2013

OPC10: Imagine Dragons, "On Top of the World"

Topping the latest OPC10 is a song which really isn't exactly fresh. It has been released way back March of this year, but because of its newly-released music video, the track debuts at #1 this week. Here's American alternative rock band Imagine Dragons, who start the holidays while they're "On Top of the World":


OPC10 Overall Picks
December 1-7, 2013
  1. Imagine Dragons - On Top of the World
  2. Eminem - The Monster (feat. Rihanna)
  3. Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go (feat. Chad Kroeger)
  4. Colbie Caillat - Hold On
  5. Jeremy Horn - Your Glory Is My Fire
  6. Katy Perry - Unconditionally
  7. MercyMe - Shake
  8. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  9. Charlene Soraia - Standing Stone
  10. Christina Aguilera - We Remain
Popout Tracks
  1. A Great Big World - Say Something (with Christina Aguilera)
  2. Everfound - God of the Impossible
  3. One Direction - Story of My Life
Pinoy Tracks
  1. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  2. Ella Melendez - When We're Not Looking
  3. Pio - Mag-Exchanging Gifts
  4. Callalily - Pansamantala
  5. Cast of You've Been Facebooked - What's on Your Mind
  6. Cattski - Light
  7. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  8. Quest - Saludo
  9. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  10. Ney Dimaculangan - Kung Di Man

Sunday, December 1, 2013

MercyMe, "Shake" [OPC10 November 2013]

December has begun and Christmas is coming. But first, let's take a look back at the OPC10 for November 2013: Avril Lavigne sweeps the charts for a whole month at #1 with "Let Me Go" featuring her husband Chad Kroeger of Nickelback. Meanwhile, American Christian rock band MercyMe sneaks into the #7 spot with their latest single "Shake". Here's its official music video:


OPC10 Overall Picks
November 2013
  1. Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go (feat. Chad Kroeger)
  2. Katy Perry - Unconditionally
  3. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  4. Britt Nicole - Ready or Not (feat. Lecrae)
  5. Christina Aguilera - We Remain
  6. Love & the Outcome - He Is with Us
  7. MercyMe - Shake
  8. Charlene Soraia - Standing Stone
  9. Newsboys - Live with Abandon
  10. Plain White T's - The Giving Tree
Pinoy Picks
  1. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  2. Pio - Mag-Exchanging Gifts
  3. Callalily - Pansamantala
  4. Cast of You've Been Facebooked - What's on Your Mind
  5. Cattski - Light
  6. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  7. Quest - Saludo
  8. Gab Valenciano - Falling (feat. Kiana Valenciano)
  9. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  10. Ney Dimaculangan - Kung Di Man

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

T. McCoy & J. Mraz, "Rough Water" [OPC10 Oct 2013]

Travie McCoy is sailing his way to become a billionaire, but what does he do when he experiences "Rough Water"? Well, he asks for a remedy from Jason Mraz, not knowing that Mr. A to Z will only sleep all day on the boat. Hehe. Puns aside, here's their collaboration which finishes at #6 for the month of October:



OPC10 Overall Picks
October 2013
  1. Casting Crowns - All You've Ever Wanted
  2. Newsboys - Live with Abandon
  3. Hawk Nelson - Faithful
  4. Phil Wickham - This Is Amazing Grace
  5. Shane Filan - Everything to Me
  6. Travie McCoy - Rough Water (feat. Jason Mraz)
  7. Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go (feat. Chad Kroeger)
  8. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  9. Sidewalk Prophets - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us
  10. Sidewalk Prophets - Keep Making Me
Pinoy Picks
  1. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  2. Cattski - Light
  3. Cast of You've Been Facebooked - What's on Your Mind
  4. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  5. Callalily - Pansamantala
  6. Quest - Saludo
  7. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  8. Gab Valenciano - Falling (feat. Kiana Valenciano)
  9. Ney Dimaculangan - Kung Di Man
  10. Yeng Constantino - Josephine

Monday, November 11, 2013

Love & the Outcome, "He Is with Us" [OPC10 20131110]

Canadian husband and wife duo Love & the Outcome surfaces on this week's OPC10 with a single lifted from their eponymous debut album. With Yolanda's aftermath, this track reminds us that there is hope because God is always with us. I like how the song declares: "Though it might hurt now, we won't be ruined." At #4 on the Overall Picks chart, here's "He Is with Us":
 


OPC10 Overall Picks
November 10-16, 2013
  1. Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go (feat. Chad Kroeger)
  2. Katy Perry - Unconditionally
  3. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  4. Love & the Outcome - He Is with Us
  5. Britt Nicole - Ready or Not (feat. Lecrae)
  6. Christina Aguilera - We Remain
  7. Newsboys - Live with Abandon
  8. Plain White T's - The Giving Tree
  9. Demi Lovato - Neon Lights
  10. Vertical Horizon - Broken Over You
Popout Tracks
  1. Everfound - God of the Impossible
  2. One Direction - Story of My Life
  3. Five Iron Frenzy - Into Your Veins
Pinoy Picks
  1. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  2. Pio - Mag-Exchanging Gifts
  3. Callalily - Pansamantala
  4. Cast of You've Been Facebooked - What's on Your Mind
  5. Cattski - Light
  6. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  7. Quest - Saludo
  8. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  9. Gab Valenciano - Falling (feat. Kiana Valenciano)
  10. Ney Dimaculangan - Kung Di Man

Friday, November 1, 2013

Davey Langit, "The Selfie Song" [OPC10 2013.10.27]

Pinoy Dream Academy finalist Davey Langit has come up with a catchy and timely hit, and is currently making its way up on the radio charts. Here on the OPC10, "The Selfie Song" is #2 on the Overall Picks, and #1 on the Pinoy Picks for the second week in a row. And aside from the performance video below, here's a bonus for this week: Adam Ford's Four Quick Tips for Better Selfies for Men.


OPC10 Overall Picks
October 27-November 2, 2013
  1. Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go (feat. Chad Kroeger)
  2. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  3. Christina Aguilera - We Remain
  4. Jars of Clay - Fall Asleep
  5. Newsboys - Live with Abandon
  6. OBB - Come on Home
  7. Phil Wickham - This Is Amazing Grace
  8. Vertical Horizon - Broken Over You
  9. Casting Crowns - All You've Ever Wanted
  10. Hawk Nelson - Faithful
Popout Tracks
  1. Pio - Mag-Exchanging Gifts
  2. Becky G - Magik 2.0 (feat. Austin Mahone)
  3. Fall Out Boy - Just One Yesterday (feat. Foxes)
Pinoy Picks
  1. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  2. Pio - Mag-Exchanging Gifts
  3. Callalily - Pansamantala
  4. Cattski - Light
  5. Cast of You've Been Facebooked - What's on Your Mind
  6. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  7. Gab Valenciano - Falling (feat. Kiana Valenciano)
  8. Quest - Saludo
  9. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  10. Ney Dimaculangan - Kung Di Man

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Avril & Chad, "Let Me Go" [OPC10 2013.10.20]

Avril Lavigne is striking while the iron is hot. The bearshark in "Rock N Roll" is still on a rampage, but the Canadian pop superstar is now out with the third single off her eponymous fifth studio album which will be out next month. This time, she collaborates with her husband Chad Kroeger for a powerful ballad that only the two of them can deliver. Their distinct styles are very much on this track (sounds like Nickelback and sounds like Avril) yet it blends beautifully to the ears. The song has a nice music video, too! Here's "Let Me Go" which debuts at #1 on this week's OPC10:


OPC10 Overall Picks
October 20-26, 2013
  1. Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go (feat. Chad Kroeger)
  2. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  3. Newsboys - Live with Abandon
  4. Casting Crowns - All You've Ever Wanted
  5. Hawk Nelson - Faithful
  6. OBB - Come on Home
  7. Phil Wickham - This Is Amazing Grace
  8. Shane Filan - Everything to Me
  9. The Fray - Love Don't Die
  10. Travie McCoy - Rough Water (feat. Jason Mraz)
Popout Tracks
  1. Fall Out Boy - Just One Yesterday (feat. Foxes)
  2. Mikeschair - People Like Me
  3. Fantasia - Side Effects of You
Pinoy Picks
  1. Davey Langit - The Selfie Song
  2. Callalily - Pansamantala
  3. Cast of You've Been Facebooked - What's on Your Mind
  4. Cattski - Light
  5. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  6. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  7. Gab Valenciano - Falling (feat. Kiana Valenciano)
  8. Quest - Saludo
  9. Ney Dimaculangan - Kung Di Man
  10. Sitti - Pansamatagal (with Julianne Tarroja)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Newsboys, "Live with Abandon" [OPC10 2013.10.13]

After falling out of the OPC10, the current single of the Newsboys makes a big time resurgence as its music video has now been released. From the album Restart, the song is all about giving yourself up and giving everything to God. "Live with Abandon" re-enters the Overall Picks chart at #1. And as their drummer Duncan Phillips puts it in his tweet: "Admire without jealousy. Praise without flattery. Follow without imitating. Lead without manipulating. Live with abandon."


OPC10 Overall Picks
October 13-19, 2013
  1. Newsboys - Live with Abandon
  2. Casting Crowns - All You've Ever Wanted
  3. Hawk Nelson - Faithful
  4. Phil Wickham - This Is Amazing Grace
  5. Shane Filan - Everything to Me
  6. Sidewalk Prophets - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us
  7. Travie McCoy - Rough Water (feat. Jason Mraz)
  8. Sidewalk Prophets - Keep Making Me
  9. Laura Story - God of Every Story
  10. Sara Bareilles - Brave
Popout Tracks
  1. Sia - Elastic Heart (feat. The Weeknd & Diplo)
  2. Havana Brown - Warrior
  3. Laura Story - I Can Just Be Me
Pinoy Picks
  1. Callalily - Pansamantala
  2. Cast of You've Been Facebooked - What's on Your Mind
  3. Cattski - Light
  4. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  5. Quest - Saludo
  6. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  7. Gab Valenciano - Falling (feat. Kiana Valenciano)
  8. Ney Dimaculangan - Kung Di Man
  9. Yeng Constantino - Josephine
  10. Sitti - Pansamatagal (with Julianne Tarroja)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Plete Kalimti?


Sticker found on a jeepney I rode on. Some passenger (not me) must have used his black marker to scratch out the word ayaw. Clever way to get off without paying, huh? And, in case you're wondering, I did not forget to pay my fare after taking this picture. Hehe.

Sara Bareilles, "Brave" [OPC10 2013.10.06]

Sara Bareilles has scored her third US Top 40 hit with the lead single off her latest album, The Blessed Unrest. Making it big like "Love Song" and "King of Anything", the song is a positive track about speaking what you have in mind and having the courage to say what you need to. Here's "Brave" which lands at #9 on this week's OPC10 chart:


OPC10 Overall Picks
October 6-12, 2013
  1. Hawk Nelson - Faithful
  2. Casting Crowns - All You've Ever Wanted
  3. Phil Wickham - This Is Amazing Grace
  4. Sidewalk Prophets - Keep Making Me
  5. Travie McCoy - Rough Water (feat. Jason Mraz)
  6. Shane Filan - Everything to Me
  7. Sidewalk Prophets - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us
  8. Laura Story - God of Every Story
  9. Sara Bareilles - Brave
  10. The Afters - Find Your Way
Popout Tracks
  1. Sia - Elastic Heart (feat. The Weeknd & Diplo)
  2. Havana Brown - Warrior
  3. Laura Story - I Can Just Be Me
Pinoy Picks
  1. Cast of You've Been Facebooked - What's on Your Mind
  2. Cattski - Light
  3. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  4. Quest - Saludo
  5. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  6. Gab Valenciano - Falling (feat. Kiana Valenciano)
  7. Ney Dimaculangan - Kung Di Man
  8. Yeng Constantino - Josephine
  9. Sitti - Pansamatagal (with Julianne Tarroja)
  10. Yeng Constantino - Sandata

Friday, October 4, 2013

Laura Story, "God of Every Story" [OPC10 Q3 2013]

Laura Story has been a channel of "Blessings" the past year. Not only did her hit song serve as a beautiful encouragement that God's blessings could also come from the hardships we experience in life, the title track of her fourth album also won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Song, and three GMA Dove Awards including Song of the Year.

This year, Laura's story (pun intended) continues with another album and another song. This time, she tells us no matter what difficulties you are facing now, God is still in control and He's still the God of your story. It reminds us that though we may not understand at times, God is still faithful and He will carry you through victorious in the end. Here's "God of Every Story" which finishes at #10 on OPC's Overall Picks for the third quarter of 2013:

OPC10 Overall Picks
3rd Quarter of 2013
  1. Steven Curtis Chapman - Love Take Me Over
  2. Quest - Saludo
  3. Shane Filan - Everything to Me
  4. Jamie Grace - Beautiful Day
  5. Big Daddy Weave - The Only Name (Yours Will Be)
  6. Sidewalk Prophets - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us
  7. Demi Lovato - Made in the USA
  8. Kevin Rudolf - Here's to Us
  9. Avril Lavigne - Rock N Roll
  10. Laura Story - God of Every Story
Pinoy Picks
  1. Quest - Saludo
  2. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  3. Gab Valenciano - Blown Away (feat. Paolo Valenciano)
  4. Kaligta - Broken Heart
  5. Martina San Diego - Wanted
  6. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  7. Gab Valenciano - Falling (feat. Kiana Valenciano)
  8. Yeng Constantino - Josephine
  9. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  10. Ney Dimaculangan - Kung Di Man

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mandisa, "Overcomer" [OPC10 September 2013]

Former American Idol finalist Mandisa is out with a new album, and its title track is a refreshing, catchy and even danceable song that encourages, uplifts and inspires. It tells us that whatever it is that we're going through, no matter how down we may feel, we have to keep fighting because there's is hope and we will overcome the challenges we are facing. Here's "Overcomer", which finishes at #6 on the monthly chart for September on the OPC10:


OPC10 Overall Picks
September 2013
  1. Shane Filan - Everything to Me
  2. Sidewalk Prophets - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us
  3. Laura Story - God of Every Story
  4. Steven Curtis Chapman - Love Take Me Over
  5. Avril Lavigne - Rock N Roll
  6. Mandisa - Overcomer
  7. Newsboys - Live with Abandon
  8. Carly Rae Jepsen - Part of Your World
  9. Kelly Clarkson - Tie It Up
  10. Jason Castro - Stay This Way
Pinoy Picks
  1. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  2. Cattski - Light
  3. Gab Valenciano - Falling (feat. Kiana Valenciano)
  4. Quest - Saludo
  5. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  6. Ney Dimaculangan - Kung Di Man
  7. Yeng Constantino - Josephine
  8. Sitti - Pansamatagal (with Julianne Tarroja)
  9. Yeng Constantino - Sandata
  10. Gab Valenciano - Blown Away (feat. Paolo Valenciano)
  11. Kaligta - Broken Heart

Friday, September 13, 2013

Kerrie Roberts, "In Your Sight" [OPC10 2013.9.08]

Around 15 months after topping the OPC with "Finally Home", Kerrie Roberts makes another appearance on this blog, this time with a track from her latest album Time for the Show. Here's a live performance video of "In Your Sight", which is the third Popout Track this week:


OPC10 Overall Picks
September 8-14, 2013
  1. Shane Filan - Everything to Me
  2. Sidewalk Prophets - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us
  3. Laura Story - God of Every Story
  4. Newsboys - Live with Abandon
  5. Mandisa - Overcomer
  6. Steven Curtis Chapman - Love Take Me Over
  7. Avril Lavigne - Rock N Roll
  8. Carly Rae Jepsen - Part of Your World
  9. Kelly Clarkson - Tie It Up
  10. Jason Castro - Stay This Way
Popout Tracks
  1. Mike Posner - The Way It Used to Be
  2. Katy Perry - Roar
  3. Kerrie Roberts - In Your Sight
Pinoy Picks
  1. Cattski - Light
  2. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  3. Quest - Saludo
  4. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  5. Gab Valenciano - Falling (feat. Kiana Valenciano)
  6. Ney Dimaculangan - Kung Di Man
  7. Yeng Constantino - Josephine
  8. Sitti - Pansamatagal (with Julianne Tarroja)
  9. Yeng Constantino - Sandata
  10. Gab Valenciano - Blown Away (feat. Paolo Valenciano)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sergio Osmeña Day: How Would You Spend P50?


Today, September 9, is Sergio Osmeña Sr. Day, a local holiday for the entire province of Cebu. And earlier on the Morning Madness, since it's the day of the man on the P50 bill, I asked the listeners how they would spend this amount. Here were some of the answers:

Shane Filan, "Everything to Me" [OPC10 2013.9.01]

Former Westlife lead singer Shane Filan is now on his own, and his first single has landed atop the OPC10. His debut track from the upcoming album You and Me has been received positively by critics and fans alike, this blogger included. His solo career is actually a fresh start for him as he went into bankruptcy last year as a result of losing his investments. On a personal note, I hope he makes the most of his second chance and have a successful run on the music scene again. Here's the official music video of "Everything to Me" and this week's charts:


OPC10 Overall Picks
September 1-7, 2013
  1. Shane Filan - Everything to Me
  2. Avril Lavigne - Rock N Roll
  3. Sidewalk Prophets - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us
  4. Steven Curtis Chapman - Love Take Me Over
  5. Carly Rae Jepsen - Part of Your World
  6. Kelly Clarkson - Tie It Up
  7. Jason Castro - Stay This Way
  8. TobyMac - Speak Life
  9. Five for Fighting - What If
  10. Birdy - Wings
Popout Tracks
  1. Jason Derülo - Marry Me
  2. Mandisa - Overcomer
  3. Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
Pinoy Picks
  1. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  2. Gab Valenciano - Falling (feat. Kiana Valenciano)
  3. Quest - Saludo
  4. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  5. Ney Dimaculangan - Kung Di Man
  6. Yeng Constantino - Josephine
  7. Sitti - Pansamatagal (with Julianne Tarroja)
  8. Yeng Constantino - Sandata
  9. Gab Valenciano - Blown Away (feat. Paolo Valenciano)
  10. Kaligta - Broken Heart

Friday, September 6, 2013

Barenaked Ladies, "Odds Are" [OPC10 August 2013]

Longstanding Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies is back, and they finish at #8 on the latest monthly tally of the OPC10. Although they had their first major album way back in 1992, it wasn't until six years later when they released Stunt, which spawned "One Week" and "It's All Been Done", the tracks that got me acquainted to their music. Since then, I've also liked their songs "Pinch Me" and "Another Postcard", and now their most recent single has been added to that list. Here's the band performing "Odds Are" at the Billboard Studio, followed by this blog's top hits for August 2013:


OPC10 Overall Picks
August 2013
  1. Jamie Grace - Beautiful Day
  2. Steven Curtis Chapman - Love Take Me Over
  3. Quest - Saludo
  4. Chris Tomlin - God's Great Dance Floor
  5. Demi Lovato - Made in the USA
  6. The Katinas - All My Life
  7. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  8. Barenaked Ladies - Odds Are
  9. Jenny Simmons - This I Know
  10. Avril Lavigne - Rock N Roll
Pinoy Picks
  1. Quest - Saludo
  2. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  3. Yeng Constantino - Josephine
  4. Yeng Constantino - Sandata
  5. Gab Valenciano - Blown Away (feat. Paolo Valenciano)
  6. Kaligta - Broken Heart
  7. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  8. Gab Valenciano - Falling (feat. Kiana Valenciano)
  9. Ney Dimaculangan - Kung Di Man
  10. Martina San Diego - Wanted

Monday, September 2, 2013

Avril Lavigne, "Rock N Roll" [OPC10 2013.8.25]

Avril Lavigne scores her second #1 this year on the OPC10 with the latest single off from her upcoming eponymous album. She leads the six new entries on the overall charts as more than half of the previous occupants gets replaced. Here's the official video of "Rock N Roll" followed by this week's lists:


OPC10 Overall Picks
August 25-31, 2013
  1. Avril Lavigne - Rock N Roll
  2. Jason Castro - Stay This Way
  3. Steven Curtis Chapman - Love Take Me Over
  4. TobyMac - Speak Life
  5. Birdy - Wings
  6. Five for Fighting - What If
  7. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  8. Barenaked Ladies - Odds Are
  9. Jamie Grace - Beautiful Day
  10. Jason Derülo - The Other Side (Acoustic)
Popout Tracks
  1. John Mayer - Who You Love (feat. Katy Perry)
  2. The Lumineers - This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
  3. Shinedown - Adrenaline
Pinoy Picks
  1. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  2. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  3. Gab Valenciano - Falling (feat. Kiana Valenciano)
  4. Ney Dimaculangan - Kung Di Man
  5. Quest - Saludo
  6. Yeng Constantino - Josephine
  7. Sitti - Pansamatagal (with Julianne Tarroja)
  8. Yeng Constantino - Sandata
  9. Gab Valenciano - Blown Away (feat. Paolo Valenciano)
  10. Kaligta - Broken Heart

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sam, Tippy & Quest, "Dati" [OPC10 2013.8.18]

I was a little late in lending my ears to this year's Philpop entries. The champion has long been determined when I listened to the tracks the past week, but I say I definitely agree with which entry was chosen as the winning song. Composed by songwriting duo and real-life sweethearts, Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana, "Dati" is interpreted by Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos and OPC-favorite Quest. Here's the official music video of the one million-peso song, which debuts at #1 on the Pinoy Picks chart, followed by this week's OPC10 listings:


OPC10 Overall Picks
August 18-24, 2013
  1. Steven Curtis Chapman - Love Take Me Over
  2. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  3. Barenaked Ladies - Odds Are
  4. Jamie Grace - Beautiful Day
  5. The Katinas - All My Life
  6. Quest - Saludo
  7. Chris Tomlin - God's Great Dance Floor
  8. Demi Lovato - Made in the USA
  9. Jenny Simmons - This I Know
  10. Dara Maclean - Wanted
Popout Tracks
  1. Shinedown - Adrenaline
  2. Panic! at the Disco - This Is Gospel
  3. Five for Fighting - What If
Pinoy Picks
  1. Sam Concepcion - Dati (with Tippy Dos Santos feat. Quest)
  2. Quest - Saludo
  3. Yael Yuzon - Segundo
  4. Gab Valenciano - Falling (feat. Kiana Valenciano)
  5. Ney Dimaculangan - Kung Di Man
  6. Yeng Constantino - Josephine
  7. Sitti - Pansamatagal (with Julianne Tarroja)
  8. Yeng Constantino - Sandata
  9. Gab Valenciano - Blown Away (feat. Paolo Valenciano)
  10. Kaligta - Broken Heart

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

NBI Clearance at Robinsons Cybergate Cebu [2013]


UPDATE (9/25/2014): NBI Clearance Center at Robinsons Cybergate Cebu is currently CLOSED. You may secure your NBI clearance at their regional office in Capitol Site, or at J Centre Mall in Mandaue.

This is an updated guide on how to get an NBI clearance at the NBI Clearance Center at the 3rd level of Robinsons Cybergate Cebu. This post is accurate as of August 12, 2013, based on information gathered by the blogger, and his first-hand experience in getting an NBI clearance.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

OPC10: Steven Curtis Chapman, "Love Take Me Over"

Steven Curtis Chapman has been one of the artists I like since I've heard his song "Speechless" from the Wow 2000 compilation album. Two years ago, his song "Do Everything" also became my favorite and was repeatedly played on my music player. This week, he debuts on the OPC10 at #1 as he takes over with "Love Take Me Over". Here's a live performance of the song, which is the lead single off his upcoming new album The Glorious Unfolding:


OPC10 Overall Picks
August 11-17, 2013
  1. Steven Curtis Chapman - Love Take Me Over
  2. Jamie Grace - Beautiful Day
  3. Quest - Saludo
  4. The Katinas - All My Life
  5. Chris Tomlin - God's Great Dance Floor
  6. Demi Lovato - Made in the USA
  7. Dara Maclean - Wanted
  8. Jenny Simmons - This I Know
  9. Aaron Shust - God of Brilliant Lights
  10. Mateo - After Dark
Popout Tracks
  1. Jordin Sparks - Skipping a Beat
  2. Yeng Constantino - Josephine
  3. Nina Nesbitt - Statues
Pinoy Tracks
  1. Quest - Saludo
  2. Yeng Constantino - Josephine
  3. Yeng Constantino - Sandata
  4. Gab Valenciano - Blown Away (feat. Paolo Valenciano)
  5. Kaligta - Broken Heart
  6. Martina San Diego - Wanted
  7. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  8. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  9. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  10. Andy Calope - Pagkanindot

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Shop with David's Visa


So she's a he named David?! Or did she just find the Visa that David lost?
I guess it would have been better if they paid attention to the gender of
the model and the name printed on the card. Found in SM City Cebu.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Aaron Shust, "God of Brilliant Lights" [OPC10 2013.8.04]

Aaron Shust has been one of my favorite Christian artists ever since I heard his song "My Savior, My God". Seven years and five studio albums later, he is still singing about how God is shining in his life. From the recently released Morning Rises, here's an acoustic performance of "God of Brilliant Lights", which is at #7 on this week's OPC10:


OPC10 Overall Picks
August 4-10, 2013
  1. Jamie Grace - Beautiful Day
  2. Chris Tomlin - God's Great Dance Floor
  3. Quest - Saludo
  4. Demi Lovato - Made in the USA
  5. Jenny Simmons - This I Know
  6. Dara Maclean - Wanted
  7. Aaron Shust - God of Brilliant Lights
  8. Kevin Rudolf - Here's to Us
  9. Big Daddy Weave - The Only Name (Yours Will Be)
  10. LifePoint Music - God Be Lifted Up
Popout Tracks
  1. Yeng Constantino - Josephine
  2. Icona Pop - All Night
  3. Ariana Grande - Baby I
Pinoy Picks
  1. Quest - Saludo
  2. Yeng Constantino - Josephine
  3. Yeng Constantino - Sandata
  4. Gab Valenciano - Blown Away (feat. Paolo Valenciano)
  5. Kaligta - Broken Heart
  6. Martina San Diego - Wanted
  7. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  8. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  9. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  10. Andy Calope - Pagkanindot

Sammy Adams, "LA Story" [OPC10 July 2013]

With the influx of new songs in July, Sammy Adams only had a short-lived stay on the OPC10, charting only for two weeks. Still, he manages to make it to this recap with his tale about the City of Angels. Here's "L.A. Story" featuring Mike Posner, which clings to #10 on the latest monthly tally:


OPC10 Overall Picks
July 2013
  1. Big Daddy Weave - The Only Name (Yours Will Be)
  2. Kevin Rudolf - Here's to Us
  3. Quest - Saludo
  4. Taylor Swift - Red
  5. Faber Drive - Life Is Waiting
  6. LifePoint Music - God Be Lifted Up
  7. Demi Lovato - Made in the USA
  8. Unspoken - Lift My Life Up
  9. Aaron Shust - God of Brilliant Lights
  10. Sammy Adams - L.A. Story (feat. Mike Posner)
Pinoy Picks
  1. Quest - Saludo
  2. Martina San Diego - Wanted
  3. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  4. Kaligta - Broken Heart
  5. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  6. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  7. Gab Valenciano - Blown Away (feat. Paolo Valenciano)
  8. Pio - Exclusively
  9. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  10. Andy Calope - Pagkanindot

Monday, July 29, 2013

Quest, "Saludo" [OPC10 2013.7.28]

Quest scores his second #1 hit on the OPC10! After taking the top spot on last year's Pinoy year-end chart with "Sige Lang", he's now back with yet another positive anthem that salutes the Filipino heroes who continue to inspire and give strength to many. Here's "Saludo", which is currently #3 overall (it debuted at #1 two weeks ago), and #1 on the Pinoy chart for the third straight week: 


OPC10 Overall Picks
July 28-August 3, 2013
  1. Jamie Grace - Beautiful Day
  2. Demi Lovato - Made in the USA
  3. Quest - Saludo
  4. Aaron Shust - God of Brilliant Lights
  5. Big Daddy Weave - The Only Name (Yours Will Be)
  6. Kevin Rudolf - Here's to Us
  7. LifePoint Music - God Be Lifted Up
  8. Cody Simpson - Summertime of Our Lives
  9. Taylor Swift - Red
  10. Classified - Inner Ninja (feat. David Myles)
Popout Tracks
  1. Icona Pop - All Night
  2. Dara Maclean - Wanted
  3. Ariana Grande - Baby I
Pinoy Picks
  1. Quest - Saludo
  2. Gab Valenciano - Blown Away (feat. Paolo Valenciano)
  3. Kaligta - Broken Heart
  4. Martina San Diego - Wanted
  5. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  6. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  7. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  8. Womb - Good
  9. Quest - Digmaan (feat. Julianne)
  10. Andy Calope - Pagkanindot

Friday, July 26, 2013

Demi Lovato, "Made in the USA" [OPC10 2013.7.21]

Demi Lovato joins Miley Cyrus ("Party in the USA"), Bruce Springsteen ("Born in the USA") and The Beach Boys ("Surfin' USA") in having a song that mentions the star-spangled republic in its acronym form. "Made in the USA" is her second single from her eponymous fourth studio album, Demi. Here's its official video as it lands at #1 on this week's OPC10:


OPC10 Overall Picks
July 21-27, 2013
  1. Demi Lovato - Made in the USA
  2. Quest - Saludo
  3. Aaron Shust - God of Brilliant Lights
  4. Kevin Rudolf - Here's to Us
  5. LifePoint Music - God Be Lifted Up
  6. Big Daddy Weave - The Only Name (Yours Will Be)
  7. Cody Simpson - Summertime of Our Lives
  8. Taylor Swift - Red
  9. Unspoken - Lift My Life Up
  10. Classified - Inner Ninja (feat. David Myles)
Popout Tracks
  1. Dara Maclean - Wanted
  2. The Afters - Every Good Thing
  3. Zendaya - Replay
Pinoy Picks
  1. Quest - Saludo
  2. Gab Valenciano - Blown Away (feat. Paolo Valenciano)
  3. Kaligta - Broken Heart
  4. Martina San Diego - Wanted
  5. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  6. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  7. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  8. Pio - Exclusively
  9. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  10. Womb - Good

Monday, July 22, 2013

Uninspired?


Looks like the bookshelves at National Book Store have run out of inspiration.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Wanted, "Walks Like Rihanna" [OPC10 2013.7.14]

English-Irish boy band The Wanted has just scored their eighth Top 10 song on the UK charts with their latest single from their upcoming third studio album. Similar to Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger", looks like putting a popular celebrity name on a catchy tune is a formula to a sure-fire hit. Its music video is even nostalgic with scenes parodying NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye" and the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way". Here's "Walks Like Rihanna" which dips to #10 on the OPC10 this week:


OPC10 Overall Picks
July 14-20, 2013
  1. Quest - Saludo
  2. Kevin Rudolf - Here's to Us
  3. LifePoint Music - God Be Lifted Up
  4. Big Daddy Weave - The Only Name (Yours Will Be)
  5. Taylor Swift - Red
  6. Unspoken - Lift My Life Up
  7. Faber Drive - Life Is Waiting
  8. Before You Exit - I Like That
  9. Darling Parade - Ghost
  10. The Wanted - Walks Like Rihanna
Popout Tracks
  1. Selena Gomez - Love Will Remember
  2. Priyanka Chopra - Exotic (feat. Pitbull)
  3. Gab Valenciano - Blown Away (feat. Paolo Valenciano)
Pinoy Picks
  1. Quest - Saludo
  2. Gab Valenciano - Blown Away (feat. Paolo Valenciano)
  3. Kaligta - Broken Heart
  4. Martina San Diego - Wanted
  5. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  6. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  7. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  8. Womb - Good
  9. Quest - Digmaan (feat. Julianne)
  10. Andy Calope - Pagkanindot

At Home and on the Road


Home Radio. This announcement comes six weeks late, but nevertheless, I am delighted to tell you all that I am now back on-air since June at 106.7 Home Radio Cebu. I'm once again having a whole lot of fun in carrying on with my duties as a radio disk jockey that would give a jumpstart to the listener's day. I am thankful for this opportunity, and I do hope to really brighten up your mornings with some crazy stuff you'll love and enjoy. So I'm inviting all of you to join me and listen to the Morning Madness from Mondays to Saturdays, 6 to 10am. Tune in or stream in as I dish out your daily radio-vitamin while playing today's hit music!

Morpheus Road. I just recently finished reading the Morpheus Road trilogy. I am not actually into ghost stories but given the fact that it was written by my favorite D.J. MacHale of Pendragon fame, I just had to read it. The books tell the story of best friends Marshall and Cooper, and their adventures in The Light, The Black and The Blood. Looking back, I thought it would be scary, but it really wasn't. It was a good read, and I recommend it to those who are looking for suspense and thrill. Now, I'm looking forward to the author's new series Sylo; its first book has just been released this month.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Kevin Rudolf, "Here's to Us" [OPC10 2013.7.07]

Kevin Rudolf already has two Top 40 hits on his belt ("Let It Rock" and "I Made It") but admittedly, none of these have been my favorites. This week though, he debuts on the OPC10 at the #1 spot with a guitar-driven pop song which will be included in his third album, due for release later this year. Here's a video of "Here's to Us" (I don't know if this is already the official music video), followed by this week's top picks:


OPC10 Overall Picks
July 7-13, 2013
  1. Kevin Rudolf - Here's to Us
  2. Big Daddy Weave - The Only Name (Yours Will Be)
  3. Taylor Swift - Red
  4. Unspoken - Lift My Life Up
  5. Faber Drive - Life Is Waiting
  6. The Wanted - Walks Like Rihanna
  7. Sammy Adams - L.A. Story (feat. Mike Posner)
  8. Goo Goo Dolls - Rebel Beat
  9. Ellie Goulding - Burn
  10. Mark Schultz - I Gave Up
Popout Tracks
  1. Mutya Keisha Siobhan - Flatline
  2. Goo Goo Dolls - Come to Me
  3. Phillip Phillips - Where We Came From
Pinoy Picks
  1. Kaligta - Broken Heart
  2. Martina San Diego - Wanted
  3. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  4. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  5. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  6. Pio - Exclusively
  7. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  8. Andy Calope - Pagkanindot
  9. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  10. Martina San Diego - Balay ni Mayang (with Kyle Wong)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Building 429, "We Won't Be Shaken" [OPC10 Q2 2013]

Building 429 has captured my ears since they debuted with "Glory Defined" way back 2004. True to their band name based on Ephesians 4:29 to build people up, they continue to make one hit after another that provide inspiration and encouragement to its listeners, pointing to the one true hope of the nations, Jesus. A lot of their songs are on my favorites list, the most recent one being "Right Beside You" featuring Fireflight's Dawn Michelle. And on this blog's latest quarterly tally, Jason Roy and company manage to finish at #8! Here's a live performance of their single "We Won't Be Shaken", followed by the OPC10 Top Picks from April to June:


OPC10 Overall Picks
2nd Quarter of 2013
  1. Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up
  2. Mikeschair - All I Can Do (Thank You)
  3. Kari Jobe - Find You on My Knees
  4. Phillips, Craig & Dean - Great Great God
  5. Bridge Music - Alive in Him
  6. Blessid Union of Souls - Die for You
  7. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  8. Building 429 - We Won't Be Shaken
  9. Emblem3 - Chloe (You're the One I Want)
  10. Mika - Popular Song (feat. Ariana Grande)
Pinoy Picks
  1. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  2. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  3. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  4. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  5. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  6. 1:43 - Halika Na
  7. Callalily - HKM
  8. Martina San Diego - Balay ni Mayang (with Kyle Wong)
  9. Yeng Constantino - Alaala
  10. Rivermaya - Pilipinas, Kailan Ka Magigising

R. Stevenson, "Holding Nothing Back" [OPC10 June 2013]

Ryan Stevenson is a Christian recording artist from Boise, Idaho. He has been on tour for the past two years and is currently signed with TobyMac's Gotee Records. His debut single hopes to encourage listeners to embrace the fact that they don’t have to hold anything back from God, and that they can be real and honest before the Lord. Here's an acoustic performance of "Holding Nothing Back", which sits at #6 on the OPC10 monthly tally for June:


OPC10 Overall Picks
June 2013
  1. Phillips, Craig & Dean - Great Great God
  2. Emblem3 - Chloe (You're the One I Want)
  3. Kari Jobe - Find You on My Knees
  4. Cassadee Pope - Wasting All These Tears
  5. Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up
  6. Ryan Stevenson - Holding Nothing Back
  7. Bruno Mars - Treasure
  8. Big Daddy Weave - The Only Name (Yours Will Be)
  9. Mark Schultz - I Gave Up
  10. Tim McGraw - Highway Don't Care (with Taylor Swift feat. Keith Urban)
Pinoy Picks
  1. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  2. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  3. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  4. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  5. Pio - Exclusively
  6. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  7. Andy Calope - Pagkanindot
  8. Martina San Diego - Balay ni Mayang (with Kyle Wong)
  9. Martina San Diego - Wanted
  10. Uly Tenchavez - Hinaut

Monday, July 1, 2013

Faber Drive, "Life Is Waiting" [OPC10 2013.6.30]

The four-piece Canadian pop punk band Faber Drive is back! In 2007, they debuted with Seven Second Surgery, which spawned "When I'm with You" among other hits from the album. Now on their third studio release Lost in Paradise, their song "Candy Store" is getting a lot of radio airplay, while their current single "Life Is Waiting" is currently at #2 on this week's OPC10:


OPC10 Overall Picks
June 30-July 6, 2013
  1. Big Daddy Weave - The Only Name (Yours Will Be)
  2. Faber Drive - Life Is Waiting
  3. Sammy Adams - L.A. Story (feat. Mike Posner)
  4. Mark Schultz - I Gave Up
  5. Goo Goo Dolls - Rebel Beat
  6. Hawk Nelson - A Million Miles Away
  7. Janelle Monáe - Dance Apocalyptic
  8. Emblem3 - Chloe (You're the One I Want)
  9. Lenka - Heart to the Party
  10. Bruno Mars - Treasure
Popout Tracks
  1. Plumb - One Drop
  2. Miley Cyrus - We Can't Stop
  3. Martina San Diego - Wanted
Pinoy Picks
  1. Martina San Diego - Wanted
  2. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  3. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  4. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  5. Pio - Exclusively
  6. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  7. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  8. Andy Calope - Pagkanindot
  9. Martina San Diego - Balay ni Mayang (with Kyle Wong)
  10. 1:43 - Halika Na

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Goo Goo Dolls, "Rebel Beat" [OPC10 2013.6.23]

They have been rocking since 1985, and yet today, their sound remains as fresh and youthful as when I first heard them with their earlier hits "Name", "Iris" and "Slide". But it wasn't until 2002 that I officially made them one of my favorite bands after hearing their then new songs "Here Is Gone" and "Big Machine". Now the Goo Goo Dolls are back with new material that has surely gotten their fans like me excited. "Rebel Beat" debuts at #3 on this week's OPC10:


OPC10 Overall Picks
June 23-29, 2013
  1. Big Daddy Weave - The Only Name (Yours Will Be)
  2. Mark Schultz - I Gave Up
  3. Goo Goo Dolls - Rebel Beat
  4. Hawk Nelson - A Million Miles Away
  5. Emblem3 - Chloe (You're the One I Want)
  6. Faber Drive - Life Is Waiting
  7. Kelly Clarkson - People Like Us
  8. Austin Mahone - What About Love
  9. Bruno Mars - Treasure
  10. Taylor Swift - Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran)
Popout Tracks
  1. Plumb - One Drop
  2. Miley Cyrus - We Can't Stop
  3. Lenka - Heart to the Party
Pinoy Picks
  1. Martina San Diego - Wanted
  2. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  3. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  4. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  5. Pio - Exclusively
  6. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  7. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  8. Andy Calope - Pagkanindot
  9. Martina San Diego - Balay ni Mayang (with Kyle Wong)
  10. Uly Tenchavez - Hinaut

Sunday, June 16, 2013

OPC10: Emblem3, "Chloe (You're the One I Want)"

Not finishing first on a talent competition should not be a hindrance in rising to the top. And that's what exactly Emblem3 is showing us as they are now breaking through the music scene with a very catchy hit. Despite only finishing fourth on Season 2 of The X Factor USA, they were able to sign with a recording company. Their single "Chloe (You're the One I Want)" is currently at #6 on this week's OPC10.


OPC10 Overall Picks
June 16-22, 2013
  1. Bruno Mars - Treasure
  2. Sean Paul - Other Side of Love
  3. Phillips, Craig & Dean - Great Great God
  4. Cassadee Pope - Wasting All These Tears
  5. Kari Jobe - Find You on My Knees
  6. Emblem3 - Chloe (You're the One I Want)
  7. Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up
  8. Tim McGraw - Highway Don't Care (with Taylor Swift feat. Keith Urban)
  9. Ryan Stevenson - Holding Nothing Back
  10. Mika - Popular Song (feat. Ariana Grande)
Popout Tracks
  1. Karmin - Acapella
  2. Amy Grant - Don't Try So Hard (feat. James Taylor)
  3. Jessie J - Wild (feat. Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal)
Pinoy Picks
  1. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  2. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  3. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  4. Pio - Exclusively
  5. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  6. Andy Calope - Pagkanindot
  7. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  8. Martina San Diego - Balay ni Mayang (with Kyle Wong)
  9. Uly Tenchavez - Hinaut
  10. Alphecca Perpetua - Historias

Sunday, June 9, 2013

OPC10: Cassadee Pope, "Wasting All These Tears"

Her band Hey Monday, which gave us the hits "How You Love Me Now" and "I Don't Wanna Dance", has been on hiatus since 2011, but Cassadee Pope's solo career seems to be on the rise. After winning Season 3 of The Voice and becoming its first female champ, she is now out with a new single called "Wasting All These Tears", which debuts at #1 on this week's OPC10.


OPC10 Overall Picks
June 9-15, 2013
  1. Cassadee Pope - Wasting All These Tears
  2. Phillips, Craig & Dean - Great Great God
  3. Kari Jobe - Find You on My Knees
  4. Emblem3 - Chloe (You're the One I Want)
  5. Tim McGraw - Highway Don't Care (with Taylor Swift feat. Keith Urban)
  6. Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up
  7. Ryan Stevenson - Holding Nothing Back
  8. Taylor Swift - Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran)
  9. Mika - Popular Song (feat. Ariana Grande)
  10. Mikeschair - All I Can Do (Thank You)
Popout Tracks
  1. Amy Grant - Don't Try So Hard (feat. James Taylor)
  2. Jessie J - Wild (feat. Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal)
  3. Kelly Clarkson - People Like Us
Pinoy Tracks
  1. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  2. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  3. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  4. Pio - Exclusively
  5. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  6. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  7. Andy Calope - Pagkanindot
  8. Martina San Diego - Balay ni Mayang (with Kyle Wong)
  9. Uly Tenchavez - Hinaut
  10. 1:43 - Halika Na

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Kelly Clarkson, "People Like Us" [OPC10 2013.06.02]

We have a total of seven new songs on the latest OPC10 charts, and Kelly Clarkson's got one of them on this week's edition. The first American Idol returns with a another empowering anthem which I would dub as "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) (Part 2)". Here's "People Like Us" which scores bronze on the Popout Tracks list:



OPC10 Overall Picks
June 2-8, 2013
  1. Phillips, Craig & Dean - Great Great God
  2. Kari Jobe - Find You on My Knees
  3. Ryan Stevenson - Holding Nothing Back
  4. Emblem3 - Chloe (You're the One I Want)
  5. Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up
  6. Mikeschair - All I Can Do (Thank You)
  7. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  8. Starshell - My Star
  9. Mika - Popular Song (feat. Ariana Grande)
  10. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
Popout Tracks
  1. Jessie J - Wild (feat. Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal)
  2. Amy Grant - Don't Try So Hard (feat. James Taylor)
  3. Kelly Clarkson - People Like Us
Pinoy Picks
  1. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  2. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  3. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  4. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  5. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  6. Andy Calope - Pagkanindot
  7. Martina San Diego - Balay ni Mayang (with Kyle Wong)
  8. Uly Tenchavez - Hinaut
  9. 1:43 - Halika Na
  10. Alphecca Perpetua - Historias

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Jewel Villaflores, "Duyog" [OPC10 May 2013]

Upon hearing the finalists of the 1st Visayan Pop Music Festival, I took the entry by Jewel Villaflores as my top pick. Turns out it wasn't just me who thought it was the best, as the song was also ultimately chosen as the competition's winning song on May 18, 2013. Here's the grand champion song, "Duyog", which also swept the entire month of May at the #1 spot on OPC's Pinoy Picks chart:


OPC10 Overall Picks
May 2013
  1. Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up
  2. Mikeschair - All I Can Do (Thank You)
  3. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  4. Kari Jobe - Find You on My Knees
  5. Mika - Popular Song (feat. Ariana Grande)
  6. Phillips, Craig & Dean - Great Great God
  7. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  8. Hideaki Takatori - Minna Atsumare Kyoryuger
  9. Kesha - Crazy Kids (feat. Pitbull)
  10. Austin Mahone - Heart in My Hand (Piano Version)
Pinoy Picks
  1. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  2. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  3. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  4. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  5. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  6. Martina San Diego - Balay ni Mayang (with Kyle Wong)
  7. Uly Tenchavez - Hinaut
  8. Alphecca Perpetua - Historias
  9. 1:43 - Halika Na
  10. Vice Ganda - Karakaraka (feat. Smugglaz)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Yeng Constantino, "Chinito" [OPC10 2013.5.26]

Yeng Constantino returns with her newest single off the album Metamorphosis. This song would have been already the top Pinoy pick had it not been blocked by the Cebuano song "Duyog" by Jewel Villaflores. Here's the music video of "Chinito", which is currently the 7th overall pick on this week's OPC10:



OPC10 Overall Picks
May 26-June 1, 2013
  1. Phillips, Craig & Dean - Great Great God
  2. Kari Jobe - Find You on My Knees
  3. Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up
  4. Mikeschair - All I Can Do (Thank You)
  5. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  6. Mika - Popular Song (feat. Ariana Grande)
  7. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  8. Mariah Carey - Beautiful (feat. Miguel)
  9. Kesha - Crazy Kids (feat. Pitbull)
  10. Skillet - American Noise
Popout Tracks
  1. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  2. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  3. Capital Cities - Safe and Sound
Pinoy Picks
  1. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  2. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  3. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  4. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  5. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  6. Martina San Diego - Balay ni Mayang (with Kyle Wong)
  7. Uly Tenchavez - Hinaut
  8. Alphecca Perpetua - Historias
  9. 1:43 - Halika Na
  10. Yeng Constantino - Alaala

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Kari Jobe, "Find You on My Knees" [OPC10 2013.05.19]

After debuting at #2 last week, Kari Jobe stays inside the Top 3 on this week's OPC10. Kari is an American Christian singer and songwriter who released her solo self-titled debut album in 2009 and she has since won two Dove Awards. She drops one spot to #3 on the tally as Phillips, Craig and Dean enter the chart and take top honors. "Find You on My Knees" is a track from her second studio album Where I Find You, and here's an acoustic live performance of the song:


OPC10 Overall Picks
May 19-25, 2013
  1. Phillips, Craig & Dean - Great Great God
  2. Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up
  3. Kari Jobe - Find You on My Knees
  4. Mikeschair - All I Can Do (Thank You)
  5. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  6. Mika - Popular Song (feat. Ariana Grande)
  7. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  8. Hideaki Takatori - Minna Atsumare Kyoryuger
  9. Kesha - Crazy Kids (feat. Pitbull)
  10. Skillet - American Noise
Popout Tracks
  1. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  2. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  3. Marina and the Diamonds - Just Desserts (with Charlie XCX)
Pinoy Picks
  1. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  2. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  3. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  4. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  5. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  6. Martina San Diego - Balay ni Mayang (with Kyle Wong)
  7. Uly Tenchavez - Hinaut
  8. Alphecca Perpetua - Historias
  9. Vice Ganda - Karakaraka (feat. Smugglaz)
  10. 1:43 - Halika Na

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Pig in the Prodigal Son's Story

The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-24) in the Bible is very familiar to most of us, but the emphasis has always been on the father, the son, and sometimes, the elder brother (and understandably so). But today, as we went through this passage at church, it occurred to me that there is yet another character in this story.

How did the prodigal son finally see that it is better in his father's presence? He met a pig.

In this story, the pigs could represent the children of God:

  • They were fed even during the famine. God provided for their needs, and so does God provide for the needs of His children.
  • They were considered animals of the lowly kind. We must be willing to put ourselves in a position of humility and let God use us.
  • They made the prodigal son realize that life would be better if he returns to his father. Ultimately, they led the son back to his dad, just as God's children should also lead people back to Him.

Do you want God to use you so His lost children could be found again? If so, be a pig.

Monday, May 13, 2013

OPC10: Avril Lavigne, "Here's to Never Growing Up"

Avril Lavigne's music video for her upcoming fifth album's lead single has now been released! Featuring a throwback to her debut hit "Complicated", it shows the Canadian singer-songwriter giving life to a boring prom night. Currently with more than seven million views as of press time, check out "Here's to Never Growing Up", which stays at #1 for the 5th consecutive week:


OPC10 Overall Picks
May 12-18, 2013
  1. Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up
  2. Kari Jobe - Find You on My Knees
  3. Mikeschair - All I Can Do (Thank You)
  4. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  5. Mika - Popular Song (feat. Ariana Grande)
  6. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  7. Kesha - Crazy Kids (feat. Pitbull)
  8. Skillet - American Noise
  9. Hideaki Takatori - Minna Atsumare Kyoryuger
  10. Austin Mahone - Heart in My Hand (Piano Version)
Popout Tracks
  1. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  2. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  3. Marina and the Diamonds - Just Desserts (with Charlie XCX)
Pinoy Tracks
  1. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  2. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  3. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  4. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  5. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  6. Martina San Diego - Balay ni Mayang (with Kyle Wong)
  7. Uly Tenchavez - Hinaut
  8. Alphecca Perpetua - Historias
  9. 1:43 - Halika Na
  10. Vice Ganda - Karakaraka (feat. Smugglaz)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mika & A. Grande, "Popular Song" [OPC10 2013.05.05]

Avril Lavigne continues to stay at the #1 spot on the Overall Picks chart, while four new entries flock from #3 to #6. Jewel Villaflores leads all debuts this week with her song "Duyog", off the Top 6 of VISPOP, the first Visayan Pop Songwriting Campaign. On the spotlight this week is British singer-songwriter Mika, who collaborates with Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande for "Popular Song" which debuts at #4 on this week's OPC10.


OPC10 Overall Picks
May 5-11, 2013
  1. Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up
  2. Mikeschair - All I Can Do (Thank You)
  3. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  4. Mika - Popular Song (feat. Ariana Grande)
  5. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  6. Kesha - Crazy Kids (feat. Pitbull)
  7. Hideaki Takatori - Minna Atsumare Kyoryuger
  8. Austin Mahone - Heart in My Hand (Piano Version)
  9. Bridge Music - Alive in Him
  10. Newsboys - Your Love Never Fails
Popout Tracks
  1. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  2. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  3. Marina and the Diamonds - Just Desserts (with Charlie XCX)
Pinoy Picks
  1. Jewel Villaflores - Duyog
  2. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
  3. Marie Salvaleon - Papictura Ko Nimo, Guapo
  4. Chai Fonacier - Laylay
  5. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  6. Martina San Diego - Balay ni Mayang (with Kyle Wong)
  7. Uly Tenchavez - Hinaut
  8. Alphecca Perpetua - Historias
  9. 1:43 - Halika Na
  10. Vice Ganda - Karakaraka (feat. Smugglaz)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Nokia Lumia 720 on Test Drive


Thanks to the Nokia Test Drive program that I participated in, I was recently able to have a first-hand experience on the Nokia Lumia 720. Basically, I signed up at the Nokia Philippines Facebook page, received a confirmation email and picked up the device at a Nokia Store in my area. Read on as I share my five-day get-to-know session with this Windows 8 phone.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Callalily, "HKM" [OPC10 April 2013]

Callalily has once again topped the local charts with their second single off their 2012 album Flower Power. "HKM", which stands for "Hindi Kita Malilimutan", topped the Pinoy MYX Countdown as well as this blog's weekly Pinoy Picks in March. A month later, they manage to stay on the charts and finish at #3 on OPC's April 2013 tally:


OPC10 Overall Picks
April 2013
  1. Bridge Music - Alive in Him
  2. Blessid Union of Souls - Die for You
  3. Building 429 - We Won't Be Shaken
  4. Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up
  5. Mikeschair - All I Can Do (Thank You)
  6. Newsboys - Your Love Never Fails
  7. Plain White T's - Should've Gone to Bed
  8. Eve - Make It Out This Town (feat. Gabe Saporta)
  9. Hideaki Takatori - Minna Atsumare Kyoryuger
  10. We Are Leo - Oxygen
Pinoy Picks
  1. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  2. 1:43 - Halika Na
  3. Callalily - HKM
  4. Yeng Constantino - Alaala
  5. Rivermaya - Pilipinas, Kailan Ka Magigising
  6. Jessa Zaragoza - Nasaan
  7. Daniel Padilla - Nasa Iyo na ang Lahat
  8. Krista K - Feels So Good
  9. Vice Ganda - Karakaraka (feat. Smugglaz)
  10. Rommel Tuico - Dili Tanan

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors" [OPC10 2013.4.30]

It's basically a sleeper week on the OPC10. Avril Lavigne stays at #1 for the third week in a row in the Overall chart and Six Part Invention completes its sweep on all four weekly issues of this month's Pinoy charts. The lone change (apart from the movements) in this edition is a re-entry from Justin Timberlake. His latest single "Mirrors" is at #10 this week: 


OPC10 Overall Picks
April 28-May 4, 2013
  1. Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up
  2. Mikeschair - All I Can Do (Thank You)
  3. Hideaki Takatori - Minna Atsumare Kyoryuger
  4. Austin Mahone - Heart in My Hand (Piano Version)
  5. Bridge Music - Alive in Him
  6. Plain White T's - Should've Gone to Bed
  7. Newsboys - Your Love Never Fails
  8. Blessid Union of Souls - Die for You
  9. Building 429 - We Won't Be Shaken
  10. Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
Popout Tracks
  1. Showgo Kamada - Vamola Kyoryuger
  2. Will.I.Am - That Power (feat. Justin Bieber)
  3. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
Pinoy Picks
  1. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  2. Vice Ganda - Karakaraka (feat. Smugglaz)
  3. 1:43 - Halika Na
  4. Callalily - HKM
  5. Rivermaya - Pilipinas, Kailan Ka Magigising
  6. Yeng Constantino - Alaala
  7. Jessa Zaragoza - Nasaan
  8. Krista K - Feels So Good
  9. Daniel Padilla - Nasa Iyo na ang Lahat
  10. Rommel Tuico - Dili Tanan

Friday, April 26, 2013

Farewell, Killer Bee!


The station has gone unbranded since Easter and their Facebook page has already started the countdown to April 29, 2013 for The Big Reveal. But before we get to that, Killer Bee 92.3 still has to officially breathe its last, and here's their press release:

"NICE TO KNOW YOU, GOODBYE."
Killer Bee 92.3 Plays Its Last Song After 21 Years  

Cebu City, Philippines – April 26, 2013. Cebu pop FM radio pioneer Killer Bee 92.3 will officially sign off after 21 years of spirited broadcasting. It was April 19, 1992 when it officially signed on and joined the fray of a then otherwise dreary FM radio landscape. With the airwaves dominated by oldies and love songs and announcers with prescription-modulated voices, Killer Bee sounded fresh. It had a 24 hour Contemporary Hit Radio format and a full on-air staff of young, vibrant and edgy, fast-talking DJs. With the now classic slogans "Cebu's 24-Hour Pop Radio" and "Loud and Clear Anywhere", a new generation of radio listeners made the Big Switch.

Killer Bee introduced the concept of active listening that encouraged more audience interaction and participation with phone-in contests, campus raids, sticker campaigns, movie premieres, regular parties and concerts. Early popular DJs were Jojo Banana, Frank Einstein, General John Stormy, Ali McCoy, Mermaid, Angelman, Barry Crocodile and Ray Parrot to name a few. Notable popular programs were Love Notes with Joe D' Mango, Bee Friday Madness, Bass Hour, Party on Weekend and The Final Countdown.

Killer Bee is owned by Quest Broadcasting Inc. and Tiger 22 Media. Its flagship station is Magic 89.9 in Manila. It has sister stations and affiliates in Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, General Santos, Dumaguete, Zamboanga and Boracay. Current DJs are Mo Twister, Tony Toni, Slick Rick, Sam YG, Stein, Joe Romeo, Jack Stone, Bobby Bee, Andilicious and Chio Chaves.

Today is Killer Bee's last day of broadcast. The public is invited for the last time to listen to the radio station that has been part of their youth. What will the station play as their last song? Find out at five minutes before 12 MN on April 26, 2013. It will be Magical.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Kulay Malazarte Campaign Jingle

The senatorial and local polls are just a few weeks away, so I'm actually feeling it to turn back the hands of time once again and go back six years ago for this actual campaign jingle I recorded for Kulay Malazarte. He ran for barangay councilor in 2007 and here is his election anthem to the tune of "Beautiful Girls" by Sean Kingston.


KULAY MALAZARTE
Barangay Councilor Campaign Jingle

To the tune of "Beautiful Girls" by Sean Kingston
New lyrics by JP Cabrales
[Download MP3]


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Austin Mahone, "Heart in My Hand" [OPC10 2013.4.21]

The highest new entries on the Overall Picks and Popout Tracks charts reveal the child inside of me. Hideaki Takatori's "Minna Atsumare Kyoryuger" and Showgo Kamada's "Vamola Kyoryuger" are respectively the closing and opening themes to the current Super Sentai series, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. The ending song takes the higher ranking as it is a fun tune one could dance along to.

Another debut on the OPC10 comes from Austin Mahone. His follow-up single to "Say You're Just a Friend" featuring Flo Rida is a very short, piano ballad called "Heart in My Hand." An extended version of this song could probably show up sooner or later. But for the meantime, here's the 17-year old guy from Texas with a beach video of this track that comes in at #5 this week:


OPC10 Overall Picks
April 21-27, 2013
  1. Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up
  2. Mikeschair - All I Can Do (Thank You)
  3. Hideaki Takatori - Minna Atsumare Kyoryuger
  4. Bridge Music - Alive in Him
  5. Austin Mahone - Heart in My Hand (Piano Version)
  6. Blessid Union of Souls - Die for You
  7. Building 429 - We Won't Be Shaken
  8. Plain White T's - Should've Gone to Bed
  9. Newsboys - Your Love Never Fails
  10. We Are Leo - Oxygen
Popout Tracks
  1. Showgo Kamada - Vamola Kyoryuger
  2. Will.I.Am - That Power (feat. Justin Bieber)
  3. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
Pinoy Picks
  1. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  2. Vice Ganda - Karakaraka (feat. Smugglaz)
  3. Callalily - HKM
  4. 1:43 - Halika Na
  5. Yeng Constantino - Alaala
  6. Daniel Padilla - Nasa Iyo na ang Lahat
  7. Jessa Zaragoza - Nasaan
  8. Rommel Tuico - Dili Tanan
  9. Rivermaya - Pilipinas, Kailan Ka Magigising
  10. Krista K - Feels So Good

Friday, April 19, 2013

Game Review: Hill Climb Racing

Hill Climb Racing is an iOS and Android game by Fingersoft that lets you drive a vehicle through a series of terrains. The objectives are to not run out of gas, to keep the driver alive and to go as far as possible. Don't expect an actual race in this game though as there is none, but there is definitely lots of hill-climbing.


In this game, you only get two controls: Brake and Gas. That means driving might be quite easy to learn, although doing it skillfully could take a while. You pick up coins along the way which you can use to upgrade your vehicle, unlock stages and purchase other vehicles. The game looks like it follows the law of physics well, and I commend them for that. The gas indicator is a different story though. It seems like it primarily functions as a timer rather than actual gasoline consumption. And while I'm not really a fan of the graphics (the coins' appearance and font could be much improved), it is acceptable and shouldn't be a showstopper of some sort.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

92.3 Cebu Official On-Air Statement



92.3 Cebu recently started airing this message for the listeners. To quote:

"We wanted a perfect ending. And the perfect time is about to come. Pretty soon, we will take our last deep breath. A very sad moment for all of us here. But please know that even though we haven't met all of you, we love you. Even though we didn't get to shake your hands, we feel connected to you. The hardest part of this is letting go. But we believe that starting over again will be very easy. It's just important for us to say farewell and move on because we have to. Don't be sad because it's the end of our journey. Be happy cause it might just be the start of a new beginning. Thank you for making us a part of your youth. For that, we will always be in love with you. Until next time."

Killer Bee, I never wanted it to end. But I understand it's your time to go. For the music, for the fun times, for the friendship, please hear my heart-felt thank you. I will eagerly wait for your next incarnation. But I will miss you, and please know that you will always leave a beautiful sting in my heart.

Update: Looks like "the big reveal" will be on April 29, 2013. So let's all find out together on this day what exciting things await us in the new 92.3. I guess it will be mind-blowing, awesome, great, ingenious and cool.

Just Couldn't Get It Right

From the same outlet that had a lotto costume comes this new sign.
I suppose Superman took the first S and placed it on his chest.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Six Part Invention, "Two Steps Behind" [OPC10 041513]

Avril Lavigne is back with "Here's to Never Growing Up", her latest single from her upcoming fifth studio album. The song skyrockets out of nowhere to the #1 spot on this week's Overall Picks. Meanwhile, Six Part Invention spends their second week on top of both the Popout Tracks and Pinoy Picks charts. Here's their take on the Def Leppard hit, "Two Steps Behind":


OPC10 Overall Picks
April 14-20, 2013
  1. Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up
  2. Mikeschair - All I Can Do (Thank You)
  3. Bridge Music - Alive in Him
  4. Blessid Union of Souls - Die for You
  5. Building 429 - We Won't Be Shaken
  6. Plain White T's - Should've Gone to Bed
  7. Newsboys - Your Love Never Fails
  8. Eve - Make It Out This Town (feat. Gabe Saporta)
  9. We Are Leo - Oxygen
  10. Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
Popout Tracks
  1. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  2. Will.I.Am - That Power (feat. Justin Bieber)
  3. Beckah Shae - Incorruptible
Pinoy Picks
  1. Six Part Invention - Two Steps Behind
  2. Rivermaya - Pilipinas, Kailan Ka Magigising
  3. Callalily - HKM
  4. 1:43 - Halika Na
  5. Krista K - Feels So Good
  6. Yeng Constantino - Alaala
  7. Jessa Zaragoza - Nasaan
  8. Daniel Padilla - Nasa Iyo na ang Lahat
  9. Rommel Tuico - Dili Tanan
  10. KZ Tandingan - Scared to Death