Monthly Archives: March 2014

90’s Iconic Dance Groups Reunite for Neuropathy Awareness


Dancing is one of the greatest expressions of the joy of living. Yet, this burst of joyful energy can easily stop when you experience nagging discomforts such as numbness, tingling sensations and body pain.

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Pain in the hand, arms and legs caused by nerve damage is called Neuropathy, which can leave you feeling numb, making it difficult for you to function properly. Neuropathy afflicts many Filipinos as early as their mid-20’s, but this condition is often misdiagnosed so they do not receive the proper treatment. Continue reading

UMD, Manoeuvres, Sexbomb Reunite for A Dance Concert

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Watch the Universal Motion Dancers, Sexbomb Dancers, and Manoeuvres in their biggest dance concert for a cause in the Neurobion® (Vitamin B1 + B6 + B12) launch of Neuropathy Awareness Movement on March 31, 2014 at the TriNoma Activity Center. Present during the signing of support for the campaign were (Seated L-R) Loy Dy Buncio (Neurobion® Brand Manager), Wowie de Guzman, Jopay Paguia, Louie Roxas (Merck General Manager for Consumer Health), Debbie Go (Merck Head of Marketing for Consumer Health), and Joshua Zamora. (Standing 1 L-R): James Salas, Dona Veligiano, Art Dapasen (Merck Sales Manager), Jaja Barro, and Jon Supan. Continue reading

Luis Manzano Says No To Ngilo

Campaign advocate Luis Manzano is all-too familiar with the perils of pangingilo, being a sensitive teeth sufferer himself. “Sometimes, during meetings and socializing, my enjoyment is cut short because of pangingilo. Continue reading

Luke Landrigan For Sony Action Cam

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Luke Landrigan was born in Australia and moved to the Philippines when he was a baby. “My dad set up a resort here in La Union where we live in now,” said Luke. “He was also the one who got me into surfing. I can’t remember how young but I was bodyboarding at first, and then he got me a board. Now I love trying on different boards, weird shapes and love long boarding also.” Continue reading

Jeremy Passion in Manila

Known for his soulful, melodic voice, singer/songwriter Jeremy Passion delivers his music with a message on love, life, and faith. Born and raised in San Francisco, he grew up with an immense appreciation and love for music. In fact, he taught himself to play piano at the age of four and at fifteen started songwriting. Continue reading

ABBAMANIA: The Philippine Tour 2014

Abbamania, the acclaimed ABBA tribute group from Europe that provides the closest thing to a true ABBA experience in concert, will be arriving for a series of shows in the Philippines on March, 2014. This is in response to the massive demand from ABBA loving Pinoys to bring Abbamania back to the country after its successful concert series a year ago.


A production of Viva Live Inc. and Redstone Media Productions, Abbamania will be held at the Solaire Grand Ballroom, Solaire Resort & Casino on March 21; Plenary Hall of the PICC on Roxas Boulevard on March 22, 2014.  This show will be followed by another performance at the Baguio Country Club on March 25, and then at Waterfront, Cebu City Hotel and Casino on March 27, followed by another show in Island Cove in Cavite on March 28 at 8 p.m.March 28, SMX Convention Center in Davao on March 29, 2014 and then also on March 30 at the Lagao Gym in General Santos.

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AbbaMania was formed in 1998. The group has performed in sold out concerts in Denmark, England, Portugal, Scotland, Belgium, France, Ireland, Germany and other parts of the world. Playing the singers and the band are Ewa Scott, a classically trained vocalist from Poland; Sharon Fehlberg an actress, singer and songwriter from the UK; Steven Galert, the multi-instrumentalist musical director of Abbamania; Adam Robertson, another multi-instrumentalist from the UK; Bryan Smith, a guitarist from Scotland; guitarist Gareth Whitehead; and drummer Lee Brady.

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Watching Abbamania in concert is a great opportunity for fans of the legendary group from Sweden to approximate a real ABBA  performance.  The group was formed by Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad in the early 70s and broke into big time after winning the Grand Prix at the Eurovision Song Festival with the song Waterloo. More hits followed until the group broke up during the late 80s.  The songs have remained popular and ABBA music was further immortalized in the stage musical and later motion picture Mamma Mia!

AbbaManila will have audiences dancing in the aisles with their fabulous live show featuring nearly two hours of pure ABBA nostalgia with songs like Waterloo, Money Money, Take A Chance On Me, One Last Summer, The Winner Takes It All, Knowing Me Knowing You, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Lay All Your Love On Me, Super Trouper, I Have A Dream, S.O.S., Chiquitita, Fernando, Voulez Vous, Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight), Does Your Mother Know, The Name Of The Game, Dance (While The Music Still Goes On), Honey Honey, I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do, Our Last Summer, Thank You For The Music and many others.

The official TV partners of Abbamania are PBO; Viva Channel, 2nd Avenue and Jack TV.  The official media partners are The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin; BusinessWorld, People’s Journal and People’s Tonight with PEP.ph, ClickTheCity Juice.ph, Rappler, Manila Concert Scene and Philippine Concerts as online partners.  Special thanks goes out to Bus TV, Outdoor Advertising Association of the Philippines (OAAP) and Mobeline Car Charter Services.

Tickets to Abbamania are now available at Ticketnet 911-5555; SM Tickets 470-2222; Ticketworld 891-9999; PICC 789-4734; and Viva Concerts 687-7236.

PICC Ticket prices are:  Flat Center P4500; Flat Left/Right P3750; Level 2 Center, Left/Right P3750; Level 2 Side Left/Right P2500; Level 3 Center Left/Right P2500; Level 3 Side Left/Right P2000; Balcony P1000; and Gallery P600.

Cebu Ticket Prices: Platinum – P3,500; Gold – P2,500; Silver – P1,500 and Bronze – P600

GenSan Ticket Prices: SVIP – P2,600; VIP – P2,300; Patron – P2,000; Lower Box A – P1,600; Lower Box B – P1,300; Upper Box – P500; Gen Ad – P300

Here’s a teaser of What you can expect at the show: