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On The Set of "Mundo Mo'y Akin"

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Tensions are heating up with days leading to the finale of GMA's leading Primetime teleserye "Mundo Mo'y Akin" starring Alden Richards, Lauren Young and Louise Delos Reyes. The series has been on GMA's TeleBabad for 8  months and now on its final week.
Dubbed as "The Beautiful Ending",  the  series has also been star studded with big names in the industry like Jolina Magdangal, Gabby Eigenmann, Angelika Dela  Cruz, and Jaclyn Jose.

Kapuso Network awards P25 million worth of prizes to lucky viewers

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GMA Network gave out cash prizes, cars, pick-ups, and a house and lot to lucky viewers during the grand draw of its biggest network promo yet, Kapuso Milyonaryo Todo Papremyo.
Out of millions of entries, 15 winners were announced on Sunday All Stars on August 18.
The promo’s big and exciting prizes changed the lives of many, among them Yolanda Lacson of Bataan. “Isang malaking blessing itong aking napanalunan (My prize is a huge blessing),” said Lacson, who is one of the nine winners of P1 million tax-free.
Lacson, whose house was affected by the recent floods brought by tropical storm Maring, shared that the generous cash prize would help them improve their home.“Magpapagawa kami kahit maliit na second floor para hindi na kami natatakot kapag umuulan at bumabaha,” (We’ll have a second floor built to keep us safe when it rains or floods) said Lacson.

Carla Abellana signs with Universal Records

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Kapuso Primetime Queen Carla Abellana inked a recording contract with Universal Records last August 29. The My Husband’s Lover star immediately proceeded to the recording of her first single – a cover of Toni Daya’s hit Kung Alam Mo Lang.
Carla expresses gratitude to everyone who made this project possible – as shown in picture (L-R) Talent Manager Arnold Vegafria, Record Producer Ito Rapadas, General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Carla, and UR Operations Manager Peter Chan.

Big switch happens this Friday at GMA Network?

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GMA Network today posted on its official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/gmanetwork) a deliberately blurred photo showing two "celebrities" making a big switch this Friday in the network's primetime block.
Could it be that two big stars are transferring to the Kapuso network or is it a different kind of "switching"?
Don't miss the revelation on Friday evening.

MUSIC LYF: William Elvin To Formally Launch Debut Album on August 29

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Theater actor - director, musical director and composer William Elvin shall launch his debut CD album --- DisConTechNoThisContent: The Musicalienation of William Elvin on August 29. ( A soft-launch was held last July 2 at Taumbayan, Q.C. ) 
In 2005, William decided to stop writing songs and playing music. His friends in the UST band/rock scene were being signed by major record labels. EMI Philippines was starting to position Hale to be one of the biggest rock acts of the 2000s. Sony BMG followed suit with the signing of Callalily. The two bands spearheaded the 'pogi-rock' movement (a term used with both marketing and derogatory intentions, as William remembers it) in mainstream Pinoy pop in the mid-2000s. 

A few months later, rock bands were ruling the airwaves while WilIiam and his band The Barpins, was stuck playing in the now-defunct 'Mayric's', a small rock and roll bar along Espana, Manila. Frustrated, he promised to himself not to go back to that scene, and pur…

Martin Nievera hits in 30 years make stereo vinyl debut via PolyEast Records

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In celebration to the concert king’s 30 anniversary in the music scene, Polyeast Records would like to announce the vinyl release of two collections of Martin Nievera’s most-loved hits and covers over the years. With the titles “Under The Covers” and “Off the Record”, these two special anniversary package is now available in the market nationwide.
The re-mastering and quality of the vinyl is the same as the CD format, pressed on a 150 gram virgin vinyl plate made in Czech Republic and spans singles and album tracks recorded between 1982 to present.
“Off The Record” collects few of the most recognizable songs like “Forever”, “You Are My Song”, “Kahit Isang Saglit”, “IKaw Lang Ang Mamahalin”, “Before You Say Goodbye” among others to get us reacquainted with the analog side of the Martin’s 30 year-old success.

“THE BOOK THIEF” FIRST LOOK PHOTOS

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Based on the globally acclaimed best-selling book “The Book Thief” by Australian author Markus Zusak, 20th Century Fox’s latest movie of the same title introduces us to a German girl named Liesel Meminger at the heart of the story.
Set during World War II in Germany in January of 1939, Sophie Nélisse takes on the role of 9-year old Liesel – a foster girl living outside of Munich brought to a community where amongst those whom she learned to love, finally discovered her ultimate passion – books.

Richard Poon sings for elderlies at benefit show

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Jazz sensation Richard Poon pleased audiences with a mix of classic and contemporary hits at “Growing Old With You”, a concert held at Celebrity Sports Plaza in Diliman, Quezon City for the benefit of the senior citizens of Golden Acres Haven for the Elderly.

The “big band crooner” known for his jazzed rendition of Filipino classic songs such as “Kahit Maputi na Ang Buhok Ko” also sang his own version of Carla Rae Jepsen’s “Call me Maybe” and One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” to the surprise and delight of the crowd. Selections like Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” and Adam Sandler’s “Grow Old With You” helped set the tone for the event.

The Top 10 Kilig Moments from With a Smile

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Last June, GMA Network aired its light comedy-drama soap  “With a Smile” it revolves around the love team of Isay (Andrea Torres), Aston (Christian Bautista) and Dean (Mikael Daez). The show also features the fresh 4 way pair-up of Shelley Hipolito, Kimpoy Feliciano, Jak Roberto and Mikoy Morales .  Now on its 10th week, fans continue to reminisce their favorite scenes from the hit morning soap.
Here are the top 10 unforgettable “kilig” moments.

FASHIONISTA: Maxene Magalona's Fashion Tips and Tricks

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“ I love fashion,” Maxene Magalona was quoted in a pocket press conference for GMA Network’s afternoon series “ Mga Basang Sisiw” It is evident in the hit afternoon prime soap where she plays as “Vicky” that she is in to style and clothes on and off the set. We asked the 26 year old Kapuso star her top 10 fashion tips and tricks.

1. Learn to wear plain and try to mix it with prints
2. Stay comfortable
3. Never mix different prints at a time
4. Get a style peg and use it as an inspiration
5. Don’t  wear to much jewelry

Best of August: Top 5 Lessons on Dating from Men at Work Season 2 only on beTV

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The guys of Men at Work are back on the best of TV, beTV! Milo (Danny Masterson), who struggled to move on after getting dumped by his girlfriend during the show’s first season, returns with his friends: the sensitive, Neal (Adam Busch); the witty, Tyler (Michael Cassidy); and, the womanizer, Gibbs (James Lesure). With Season 2 set to air on August 29 at 8:30 PM, we have rounded up the Top 5lessons on mating, dating and relating to women from the well-intentioned men of Men at Work.
Lesson No. 1: If there’s a will, there’s a way. Do not hold back on returning to the dating scene even with disappointments and rejection scares. You never know. You might just find the girl of your dreams.

Juan Minute: Binoy Henyo

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Its fun to see a unique tandem of mother and son in a series especially when that kid is very smart, which is what Binoy Henyo brings to its audiences. The tandem of Agnes Santos (Sheena Halili) and Binoy (David Remo), is both cute and also lovable on screen even when the face problems.

If raising a child is difficult, having a gifted child is more of a challenge. Binoy, despite his age, proves to be resourceful yet keeps humble with his works. And like other kids, he is still fragile with his emotions especially he grew up never knowing his father. In the latest episodes, Binoy was able to meet his father Francis Sandoval (Luis Alandy) however he has a new family.

Everyone will also love characaters of Lola Chato (Nova VIlla), Josie (Rich Asuncion), Emily Sandoval (Gwen Zamora), Len-Len (Angel Satsumi), and the robot he built "Bibot".

REEL DEAL: R.I.P.D. REVIEW

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Do you ever feel that the world is never safe, despite the technology and security among us? What if there are things that we don't see with our normal eyes that has been 

R.I.P.D. is here to save you from the damned of the underworld. Comprising of the best law enforcers who ever lived and died. They will protect the mortal world from the "deados" who plans to bring havoc to the living world.
Bringing together a hardworking cop, Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) and a Wild West US Marshal Roy Pulsipher (Jeff Bridges) is an odd pair for a team up. The movie is an adaptation from a graphic novel by Peter Lenkov by Dark Horse Comics.

With the world in the brink of destruction from the "undead" (not zombies), we might know where this heading to, but though it may sound predictable, you will enjoy the chemistry of the two and even the Proctor (Mary Louise-Parker).

APAFS, Fi360 bring Prestigious AIF® Training in Manila for Third Time

For the third straight year, Fi360 ties up with the Asia Pacific Association of Fiduciary Studies (APAFS) to bring the prestigious Accredited Investment Fiduciary ™ (AIF®) Training in Manila on November 5 and 6, 2013.

The AIF® Training is one of the side events of the 13th Pacific region Investment Conference to be held on November 7 and 8 at the New World Hotel in Makati City, Philippines.

The AIF® Training Program is an in-depth, two day classroom-based course, which covers all of the components of a comprehensive investment process and related standards of care. Successful completion of the program prepares participants to take the AIF® examination and enable them to earn the AIF® designation. Last year, over 30 participants took the AIF® Training Program in Manila, Philippines.

LAKBAYAN: Zest Air offers to airlift relief goods for free

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To help flood victims in the National Capital Region and its nearby provinces, Zest Air is accepting free airlift of relief goods to Metro Manila. Interested charitable organization, non-profit, socio-civic or religious groups may avail of this service by sending an e-mail to Zest Air head of cargo team Ernest Bernal at mnlcargo@flyzest.com.
Relief goods should be packed in boxes with a list of items, their estimate value, size and weight in kilos including the complete contact details of their counterpart NGO or consignee.
Zest Air provincial cargo stations in Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Kalibo, Iloilo, Bacolod, Tagbilaran, Puerto Princesa and Tacloban will start accepting relief goods and donations for free airlift to Metro Manila starting today, 21 August.

REEL DEAL: About Time

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About Time : a romantic comedy about love and time travel by Emy Abuan

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time…

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life—so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he’s never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again—and again—but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart.

Doing Business WIth The New Blackberry Q10

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Empower your small or medium enterprise with the latest BlackBerry Q10 smartphone available from Globe Business’ Best Postpaid Deals. For only P1,499 a month at Plan 999 with P500 monthly cashout, get unlimited internet access to browse through the internet and send business e-mails, as well as all-network calls and texts to keep you connected with partners and employees. 

The first BlackBerry 10 smartphone features a classic physical and re-engineered BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard which has a wider layout and larger sculpted keys and stunning touchscreen display for viewing files and making video calls. It also has a longer battery life to keep up with your day-long business activities. 


Christian Bautista renews with Universal Records

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Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista has renewed his contract with Universal Records last August 14 at Romulo’s Café, Quezon City. Present during the signing are (L-R) UR Operations Manager Peter Chan, STAGES President Audie Gemora, UR General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Christian, UR Executive Vice President Ramon Chuaying, STAGES Head of Talent Management Carlo Orosa and UR Music Production Head Ito Rapadas. 
Christian is soon to start work on his next album, set for release next year. The multi-awarded singer has done his bestselling albums with Universal Records – Romance Revisited (4x Platinum), A Wonderful Christmas (Diamond), First Class (Platinum).
Christian is currently seen on GMA’s musical variety show Sunday All Stars, series With A Smile and will soon play Prince Charming in Resorts World’s Cinderella, opposite Karylle.

Top Builders Face Off At The HardieMan Challenge

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With the construction booming and reconstruction needed after the Typhoons, the Top builders in the country are very busy building the nation. But they took a moment to convene together for a one of a kind challenge that will test their physical and mental competitiveness in a unique competition that will push them to their limits.
With 10 teams composed of Drytec, Cabico, Shutter Shield, Steel Frame, Global Building, Gentry, Capstone, Dreva, SC Estolano and Jonzlibz. They came from different parts of the country to prove their craftsmanship and efficiency in doing tasks.

FASHIONISTA: Just Delivered Jeans July-September 2013 Collection

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Jeans would probably be the most worn and versatile clothing man could have, and the best outfit to be mixed and matched with almost anything. And The SM Store has been offering a vast collection of the best brands of jeans which are fashionable, strurdy and fits every lifestyle.
Last Saturday at the Skydome of SM City North EDSA, a fashion show was held with the collective brand JUST DELIVERED JEANS featuring brands such as V+Jeans, CodeBlue, Baleno, Tank, Markus, Levi's, Wrangler, Lee, Jag,  and Von Dutch.

Blah Blah Blogs: 30 Years Worth Dying For

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Aside from the massive rainfall that happened in most parts of Luzon, today also marks the 30th Anniversary of the death of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. On the tarmac of what is was called Manila International Airport now named after him after the 1986 revolution, Ninoy arrive to the country after his US exile and has decided to come back to the country despite death threats to him and his family.
30 years after, there was indeed a lot of changes, his son is the president of the Republic and so was his wife who led in the revolution, his nephew is now a senator and cosplayer (of him). Her daugters have their own family, and most of all her bunso Kris Aquino is the biggest (and most controversial) star in showbiz today. His face is part of the 500 bill (and with his wife on the new bill design in 2010) which is higher than the minimum wage yet still not enough to a family of five decent living for a day. He is named after streets, stadiums, avenues and even a town in Mindanao wh…

And The 2013 Elan Award Goes To...

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Well, lets give you a little breather for that moment to guess among the 12 finalist landed on the top spot in each category of the 2013 Elan Awards by McJim Classic Leather search for the modern Filipino Gentleman. Chivalry and Class is not dead with the roster of 12 gentlemen who are part of different sectors of society and are celebrities and well-respected by their peers and the public.

The search was not easy and quick, from the nomination, to the selection via a panel of judges, to the online voting that has triggered a lot of hits for the McJim Classic Leather facebook page, is a meticulous process so that it would be transparent who will be the "Ultimate Filipino Gentleman."

As the voting would take the longest duration, there has been changes in rankings and also support from fans of the 12 contenders. But what is also interesting about this award would be the prizes the winner will receive. 

Now, I won't keep you waiting, as we now reveal the winner...

XSTIG: KakaoTalk Shoots to Number 1 in the PH App Store and Google Play

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KakaoTalk, the newest mobile messaging application to reach the country, is now the number one free social networking application in the Philippine iOS App Store and the number one free communications application in Google Play. The mobile application saw a surge of downloads over the past couple of weeks, taking the No. 1 spot in Communications category of Google Play on the 18th, following its matched success in the App Store where it rose to become the No. 1 Social Networking application on August 7th, the same day of its official launch.
The impressive results are backed by Kakao’s aggressive localization efforts, in addition to the messenger’s fun and unique features. On August 7th, Kakao launched a TV and radio ad of KakaoTalk featuring K-pop superstars, Big Bang and Philippines’ pop princess, Sarah Geronimo. These two stars are also featured on KakaoTalk’s Plus Friend channel, a fun interactive advertisement platform where users can add Sarah and BigBang’s official accounts to t…

“THE COUNSELOR” LATEST TRAILER DEBUT @YOUTUBE- AUG.20

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20th Century Fox releases the much anticipated trailer of “The Counselor” today, August 20 at  YouTube/20thCenturyFoxPh at 5:00pm.
“The Counselor” is an intense suspense-thriller that brings an ensemble of Hollywood’s most multi-faceted actors including Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz, directed by blockbuster maker Ridley Scott (“Gladiator,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Alien,” “American Gangster”) and written by Cormac McCarthy, a Pulitzer Prize winner whose works have been turned into acclaimed films such as “No Country For Old Men,” “The Road” and “All the Pretty Horses.”

MUSIC LYF: Zia Quizon With "A Little Bit of Lovin'"

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NEW. That is something that would best describe Zia Quizon right now. With a new look, a more mature aura, a segment for a concert TV show, and the love and support of family, friends and fans, she starts on another new phase of her life with the launch of her new studio album under PolyEast Records.

With her distinct voice and charm she has captured so many with her music which is one of a kind. And though the album was not released earlier due to events with her family, this actually made her a stronger person and a sought-after artist.
Zia Quizon realeases sophomore album " A Little Bit of Lovin'"
When Zia Quizon debut album brought her on top by balancing the sound of jazzy and folky voice, she easily proved herself capable of breathing new life for OPM. Now she's back with another CD with eight original cus including Zia's compositions and two classic revivals released by PolyEast Records.
Now out in stores, Zia sophomore album is titled "A Lttle Bit of Lov…

#Roar Philippines' Champion Single Launch

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New Katy Perry Single "Roat" Launched on Magic 89.9 On Demand
“Roar”, the latest single from iconic pop singer Katy Perry, premiered for local audiences today on ON DEMAND with Boom and Carla of Magic 89.9. It is the le
ad single from her forthcoming album Prism and her first release through MCA Music Inc. (Universal Music Philippines). The long-awaited launch of Perry’s brand new single was met with great excitement by MCA Music personnel and members of the Katy Perry Philippines fan club in attendance.

Premiere Thought Leaders: The Next Best Selling Authors

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Enrich your Financial Knowledge with the country's best financial gurus who have been very successful and also had author books that will aid anyone on his quest for more knowledge with the Premiere Though Leaders The Next Best Selling Authors. To be held at Victory Center, 4th Level, Virra Mall Bldg., Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenhills, San Juan City on August 24, 2013 (Saturday), 9:00am to 6:00pm
A whole day learning event featuring the “Premier Thought Leaders”: JAYSON LO, DENNIS SY,RANDELL TIONGSON, MARVIN GERMO, YENG REMULLA, and PAULO TIBIG. Remarkable and top choice speakers on People Management, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Personal Development all in one big event.

MILO shatters record headcount with 42,214 runners in Manila race

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Panique outlasts Raquin in heated bid for 37th MILO Marathon finale post
Elite runners Eric Panique and Luisa Raterta blew the competition away at the 42K division race of the 37th National MILO Marathon Manila qualifying leg Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City. A record-shattering 42,214 runners joined the country’s premier footrace, marking the largest number of participants in a single race in the history of the MILO Marathon.
Along with other 42K qualifiers, Panique and Raterta each took home a cash prize of Php 50,000, a trophy and a coveted spot at the National Finals in December for their respective victories. To increase the level of competition this year, MILO will sponsor this season’s MILO Marathon King and Queen to the 2014 Paris Marathon next April.

BreadTalk and Toast Box Opens at SM Aura Premier

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There are more reasons you can enjoy the posh environment of SM Aura Premier. It's because BreadTalk and Toast Box has unveiled their first merged store giving it a lot of space for customers and the convenience of enjoying another cuisine in one stop!
It was in 2004 when BreadTalk welcomed Filipinos to variety of unique an innovative selections of bread and pastries by opening their first store in Glorietta 4, Ayala Center. 9 years later, BreadTalk has not only become a household name but it is also one of the most trusted brands in th industry by keeping with the latest trends while maintaining high quality standards that guarantee customer satisfaction each and every time.

GMA Network reports 12 percent increase in H1 2013 net income

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Posts strong growth rates in regular advertising revenues
Strong advertising revenues propelled broadcast leader GMA Network’s (GMA) revenues and profits to double digit growth in the first half of 2013.
The company reported net revenues of P6.725 billion or 14 percent higher than the P5.924 billion earned in the same period last year.

Asian Hospital hosts free wellness lectures

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With healthy employees comes a happier and more productive workplace. 

Today, companies invest in their employees’ health as this helps them retain quality staff, reduce absences and increase in engagement and satisfaction. One way to achieve these is through wellness education programs.

The Asian Hospital and Medical Center (AHMC) provides corporate wellness lectures as one of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. The lectures are designed to be fun and interactive while educating the participants to lead a healthier lifestyle. Free screenings such as clinical breast exam, nutrition counseling, among others are also offered by AHMC for free.

LakBayan: MurangLipad.com Helps Passengers of Cancelled Flights

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Here’s great news for travelers! Murang Lipad, a division of Triplestar Travel & Tours, announced that it is offering flight reservation assistance to passengers affected by flight cancellations. It services ticket reservation of all major carriers in the Philippines, particularly Tiger Air, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Air Asia and Jetstar.  
To avail of specialized travel assistance, passengers may call the reservations hotline at 849-0100. They may also call Murang Lipad for free by visiting www.muranglipad.com and clicking the WebTalk Button. Office hours are extended from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily to accommodate travel needs of affected passengers.

Juan Minute: Enzo Pineda Celebrate Birthday With Fans and Kids

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Kapuso star Enzo Pineda recently celebrated his birthday with fans and underprivileged kids in Alabang elementary school in Munintlupa. As one of the lead stars in the GMA Afternoon Prime show "Kakambal ni Eliana" and also an endorser of brands like Unisilver, Flawless and Bench, this Starstruck Avenger has been well received and has been a loyal Kapuso through the years.
Though being in a hectic schedule made him very thankful for what he has achieved right now. He also has an upcoming show, "Dormitoryo" which will air soon weekly, makes his calendars booked for tapings and also ready for his commitments with his brands. 
Enzo is not just brands and shows,he is also an ambassador for Children's Hour with fellow Kapuso stars. And as this would be a first time for his birthday, he is looking forward to have this kind of celebration every year.