bloomfields (christmas album review) There’s something blooming this Christmas ‘Pasko Natin ‘To’ by the Bloomfields By Angelique P. Manalad, Contributor Wanting to deliver a more Filipino-flavored Christmas album, The Bloomfields offers their second album “Pasko Natin ‘To” as their gift for everyone this Yuletide season. With 10 tracks to ensure everyone a warm feeling to share the band … Continue reading bloomfields (christmas album review)


Checkin’ out Check

By Angelique Manalad (unedited copy of the article from FUDGE Magazines Dec-Jan '09 issue) Four childhood friends, Jim Pangan (vocals), Cheiy Alanes (guitars), Roy Ordonio (guitars) and Ode Tolato (bass) decided to experiment on music on 2003, as one member left, they found their buddy Jarwin Javier (drums) to complete the missing piece and finally, … Continue reading Checkin’ out Check

Talkin’ to the new girl of 90210

(unedited copy of article taken from Fudge Magazine's Dec-Jan '09 issue) By Angelique Manalad Tagged as Hollywood’s Next Big Thing after landing the lead role in 90210, the spin-off of the hit teen drama of the 90s, Shenae Grimes found herself in the middle of pressure, hype and the ever conspicuous eye of the US … Continue reading Talkin’ to the new girl of 90210

Menaya’s new-found sound

The Worst News is definitely NOT the worst By Angelique Manalad (Unedited copy of article from FUDGE Magazine November 2008 issue) The launch of their new album entitled The Worst News signaled Menaya’s resurrection back to the music scene after their three-year break, promising a new sound guarantee to astound with reverberating drumbeats, different guitar … Continue reading Menaya’s new-found sound

DOJ chair After almost two decades of service and loyalty to the university as faculty member in the Department of Journalism, Prof. Felix V. Cabahug was chosen as its chairperson. The newly appointed department chair is a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism graduate from the University of Santo Tomas, and has a Master's Degree in Development … Continue reading DOJ chair

teaching as a profession Henry Brooks Adams once said, "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. But we can tell where it begins." As for Teacher Myrna Arcilla of the St. Gerard Community Learning Center located at the CPES Building of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, it all began when she volunteered … Continue reading teaching as a profession

Giving you your very own theme song Giving you your very own theme song By Angelique P. Manalad, Contributor Giving you a musical journey that is distinctively Pinoy, Ang Bandang Shirley guarantees everyone who’ll listen will definitely love their music without any exaggeration as they give their first installment Themesongs. Influenced by local bands and other artists they describe their music … Continue reading Giving you your very own theme song

Good news, bad news Good news, bad news Menaya’s The Worst News By Angelique Manalad, Contributor After years of hiatus, Menaya is back to give their fans news—their second album entitled The Worst News. It boasts a new and dynamic sound that will certainly captivate listeners and keep them hooked, as the band evolved to a more mature … Continue reading Good news, bad news

Come ride with me Come ride with me The perks and woes of public transportation By Angelique Manalad Almost half of the motorists have already opted to become a regular commuter as the gasoline prices rocketed high to the sky. Let me introduce the common people you’ll be socializing with upon setting foot in the commuters’ jungle. The … Continue reading Come ride with me