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BG Showbiz Plus: The First-Ever Magazine for Indie Films


Despite the challenges that any film producer are facing so as magazine publishers—another brace soul dared to venture into something unknown to her like producing films and that is Baby Go, who recently launched a new entertainment magazine named BG Showbiz Plus, held at Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila on June 6.

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This was taken prior to the launch of the magazine. Photograph taken by Jude Cartalaba.

Being known as the ‘Queen of Indie Films’, Go, a businesswoman and a philanthropist along with her editorial team—Maridol Ranoa-Bismark of Woman Today as the magazine’s editor-in-chief and Robert Requintina as associate editor; together they formed this quarterly showbiz magazine that will cater to the thriving independent filmmaking industry.

The Editorial Team

The key people in the magazine. (L-R) Requintina, Go (in red), Jean Go-Marasigan (in green), and Bismark (beside Marasigan). Photograph taken by Jude Cartalaba.

Two of the entertainment writers like—Pilar Mateo and Danny Vibas are joining the magazine as columnists; while Jean Go-Marasigan is the VP of the said magazine. Its maiden issue is soon to be out next month in magazine and newsstands as well as in leading bookstores nationwide.

To know more about the magazine, visit its facebook page.

The magazine is another venture of Ms. Go and its part of its proceeds will go to PC Goodheart Foundation International, Inc.

Apart from this venture, the film productions that Go has produced made abuzz like ‘Laut’ that made Barbie Forteza won as Best Actress at the 36th Fantasporto International Film Festival in Portugal and Best Supporting Actress for Ana Capri in ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards (AIFFA) 2017, respectively. ‘Area’, on the other hand gave two awards for Ai-Ai delas Alas as Best Actress and Louie Ignacio as Best Director at AIFFA as well.

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The 4th Partakan Festival is back on April 14-15!


Then clear, pristine turquoise waters with powdery white sand; enclosed by lush, verdant mountains of Anguib Beach, Santa Ana, in Cagayan plays host to the fourth Partakan Festival set is on April 14-15 and is again supported by Ropali Motorcycles and Honda Philippines Incorporated along with other major partners for the said annual event.

The yearly celebration that began in 2014 and is dubbed as the first-ever as well as the only ride-and-rock event have attracted local motorbike enthusiasts and their respective families. Apart from the two major stakeholders; it also gained the support of companies like Kawasaki Motors Incorporated, Yamaha Motor Philippines and Suzuki Philippines to help mount the 2017 exciting event.

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Jose represented Department of Tourism Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre’s representative.

The Amazing Ride Moto-Tourism Challenge is one of the most exciting and anticipated part of the festival. It is sponsored by Shell Philippines and is patterned after the Amazing Race TV series and the competition aims to promote not just tourism, but camaraderie and family bonding of those who will be participating. It will feature teams with six members each and will go through the challenges at various Shell gasoline stations.

Winners will have the chance to bring home up to Php20,000 cash and other lovely prizes. Other challenges in the festival are Auto-Moto Speed Challenge and Bail Out Challenge.

During the press launch of the said festival on March 30 at Ropali Plaza in Pasig, the brother-and-sister entrepreneurs—Aldus Alingog and Ariane Arabel Alingog—the general manager and president of Ropali Motorcyles led the panel during the Q and A portion. Also present in that evening was Iñaki Jose, DOT Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre’s representative takes pride in this event because it has created a micro-economy for the local residents in that area.

Matteo Guidicelli celebrates 10th Anniversary with a Concert in Cebu


The 26-year-old Cebuano singer-actor, model, go-kart racer and triathlete Matteo Guidicelli will be celebrating his 10th anniversary in the entertainment industry via a concert titled—‘Matteo: Made in Cebu’ tomorrow, November 18 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotels and Casino.

Guidicelli posed during the press launch of his concert.

Guidicelli posed during the press launch of his concert.

The concert will be for the benefit of Kythe Foundation, a non-stock, non-profit organization that supports children with chronic illnesses. Such endeavor is just another ‘giving back’ efforts of Guidicelli. Also, he chose to stage the latest concert in Cebu, (almost a year after his first solo concert in Music Museum), “Because it is my home province and it is where I started—it is just but appropriate that I give back by saluting Cebu and its pride.”

He will be performing with Cebuano performer Kurt Fick, the singer behind the song—‘Hahaha Hasula’ (Such a Hassle). Also in performing in the said show are the Concert King—Martin Nievera, Soul Supreme KZ and the G-Force Dancers.

Rowell Santiago directs the show along with Louie Ocampo as musical director.

Purchasing tickets for the show will entitle the audience a ticket for a Ford EcoSport Raffle. For more information, log on to Ford Philippines’ facebook page.