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Ex B signs up with RRJ

The Ex Battalion or Ex B for short, a Filipino hip hop collective known for their hit single, ‘Hayaan Mo Sila’ which peaked as number two in the Philippine Billboard’s Top 20 hits; and the group is the latest brand ambassadors of Rough Rider Jeans or RRJ; as they recently signed up with the said brand on Thursday, March 15 at Ai Sarap Express on Sgt. Esguerra corner Mother Ignacia, in Diliman, Quezon City.


According to the fashion lifestyle brand, the group members were chosen to be the latest ambassadors since their group’s image have embodied and have resonated with the brand’s tagline: ‘Live Your Style’.

Elijah Wood once said, “I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.”

Because of the unique talents of Ex Battalion members—they were able to have their other song peaked, ‘No Games’ reached number 10 also in the Philippine Billboard. The collective was originally formed as a musical group by Bosx1ne, who mostly writes the hooks of each of their songs and Flow-G. Later members include JRoa, an Internet sensation; Jon Gutierrez, who is also known as the ‘King Badger’; Emcee Rhenn, Brando, KentMNL, Bullet-D and Mckoy.

The collective gained prominence nationwide after releasing several hit songs.

To date, they are dubbed as the most successful hip-hop collective in the country in the mainstream with their music video hits counting to almost three hundred million on YouTube. Following the departure of JRoa, who recently changed his screen name to John Roa, the collective released their hit single that debuted in the Philippines’ Top 20 chart and landed in number five spot.

Comedy Concert Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas is the newest manager of the group. After signing up with Ms. delas Alas, offers came their way. In fact they are thrilled to do a US Tour soon.

In their collaboration with RRJ, one member shared: “Our swag, color coordination, that’s all going to be seen in our fashion collaboration with RRJ. We will have limited edition items which we will be working with them soon. We want to make our name right, we talk about it, we don’t want to fight, we started in an amateur rap contest, knew each other, we were in different groups but happen to know each other so we formed as Ex members of previous groups.”



Ai-Ai delas Alas endorses CBLIC anew

MANILA, Philippines–Philiipines’ Comedy Queen, Ai-Ai delas Alas recently extends his contract as endorser with a non-intimidating insurance (for niche markets, such as small-and-medium entrepreneurs, farmers, fishermen, and public school teachers)–Country Bankers Life Insurance Corporation (CBLIC), held on Tuesday, February 27 at the Casino Español de Manila.

Delas Alas being an entrepreneur as well, she felt the need of having the type of insurance policy that CBLIC is offering; particularly in protecting properties today. She believes that CBLIC, as an insurance group is more efficient and reliable. Thus, renewing her contract as the face of the said company is just appropriate.

Like Ai-Ai, she is concerned with unpredictability and desttructiveness of accidents like fire, which at the start of 2018, there were already eight fire incidents have occurred in the Metro. Back in the first quarter of 2017, there were 1,217 fire incidents that have been reported; and the cost of damages and casualties were estimated higher than the previous year, according to Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

CBLIC is a subsidiary of CBIG, which has expendad its fire insurance portfolio to make sure not just entrepreneurs but homeowners are able to protect and cover their properties.

Today, the insurance firm is headed by Atty. Romeo G. Velasquez, the president and ably supported by Geraldine Desiderio-Garcia, the senior vice president and general manager.

For several years, the company has develop a wide arry of insurance plans that are not only practical but relevant as well.

For more information, visit its office at 648 T.M. Kalaw, Manila or contact telephone numbers (632) 523-8911 and (632) 524-0621; also check its facebook page.

“My Fairy Tail Love Story’: A Contradiction to ‘The Little Mermaid’

Though, the Regal Entertainment Incorporated’s film ‘My Fairy Tail Love Story’ by Perci Intalan is easily identified with the fairy tale written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ which is about a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul; this one attempts to create a movie experience apart from telling a story; particularly having in mind the youth of today.


The mermaid-centric piece assembles three of the promising young stars in Philippine cinema, the popular team-up of ElNella (short for Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador) and the eye candy—Kiko Estrada, the son of Cheska Diaz and Gary Estrada. Magalona plays the male childhood friend of Chantel, Noah; while Salvador is Chantel and Estrada is DJ Ethan, the third wheel in the film.


The film takes pride in its scenic locations where the film was shot in Batangas, Zambales and Pangasinan. Most of the breathtaking underwater scenes were taken in Anilao and the beach scenes were both in the latter mentioned places. Some underwater shots were done in Tubbataha Reef, Palawan. It posed a great challenge for the director to make all the shots look like it was taken in one location.


Like any other ‘Little Mermaid’ franchises, though the film has nothing to do with Walt Disney films and all; still it offers musical production where it utilizes the singing talents of ElNella tandem. However, Intalan promised that it only has 20% musical parts, but has a major musical scene. Moviegoers are in for a Disney-kind-of-treat in this Valentine offering movie.

Janella’s character as Chantel is cursed with a fish tail and she can only go back to her human form and restore her legs when she finds her true love’s kiss, which she mistook it to be DJ Ethan. In contrast to the character of Walt Disney Princess named Ariel, Salvador’s voice wasn’t gone, but she has to sing whenever she has to say something.

Also in the cast are Kiray Celis, Dimples Romana, Dominic Ochua, Kakai Bautista and a lot more. The MTRCB rated B film opens on Hearts’ Day (Valentine’s), February 14 in cinemas nationwide.

For latest updates, visit Regal Film’s official social media accounts–facebook, twitter, Instagram and YouTube.