Friday, June 26, 2009

Fifty: 50 Years of News, 50 Artists

If you have time, please visit the first-ever department-wide exhibit of the GMA News and Public Affairs Department. I have 2 digital artworks on display, inspired by Hina, the Hawaiian goddess of butterflies, love, and communication.

The exhibit runs two weeks beginning Monday, June 29, until Friday, July 10.

Art Behind the Camera

In 1959, a team put out a nightly newscast called Newscoop. That team became the forerunner of what is now known as the GMA Network News and Public Affairs Group.

Since then, GMA’s News and Public Affairs Department has been at the forefront of the country’s history, producing award-winning newscasts and programs that tell our people’s story. Over the years, it has bagged numerous awards, including the first and only Peabody Award for the Philippines and numerous medals from the New York Festivals and the US International Film and Video Awards.

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Department gathers 50 of its members and mounts its first-ever department-wide exhibit billed, Fifty: 50 Years of News, 50 Artists.

The exhibit will showcase works of the people that power the News and Public Affairs Department – from its directors, program managers, reporters, hosts, and producers, to its video and computer graphics editors, researchers, and staff. Fifty will feature works as diverse as the artists themselves – from photographs and paintings, to sculptures.

Participating artists include: Issa Aguas, Dodgie Aguinaldo, Glenn Ala, Jay Amor, Love Anover, Randy Arrojo, Alyx Arumpac, Samuel Austria, Lundle Bolano, She Bruan, Deo Bugaoisan, Jack Cabanayan, Portia Carbonell, Ada Canas, Nelson Canlas, Arlene Carnay, Pye Cruz, Rovie dela Cruz, Carol Eguaras, Eva Ercilla, Marj Espejo, Redge Estrada, Marissa Flores, Tonipet Gaba, Ever Lawrence Gutierrez, Marie Abigail Lara, Charie Lagonoy , Joy Madrigal, Erwin Mata, Joseph Morong, Jay Orense, Tin Agustin-Padilla, Aileen Padua, Sheila Paras, Tina Perez, Jeco Placio, Kikoy Rapadas, Ferds Recio, Benedict Rellema, Sixto del Rosario, Kiko Rustia, Marie Saballegue, CJ Salas, Joel San Luis, Jessica Soho, Howie Severino, May delos Santos, Raffy Tima, Jay Taruc, and Jayjay Villamarin.

Part of the proceeds from the sale of the photos, paintings, sketches, and sculptures will go to the GMA Kapuso Foundation.

The exhibit opens with music, poetry, and art on June 29, 2009, 4:00 PM at the Mezzanine and Lobby of the GMA Network Center, located at EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Quezon City, and will run until July 10.

For more details, you may call Kelly Vergel de Dios at 0917-5379512, Pye Cruz at 0922-8807126, Randy Arrojo at 0905-2843465, or Joseph Morong at 0918-9172676.

The King of Pop is Dead

I grew up singing and dancing to his hits. And now, the King of Pop is dead.

I remember seeing something similar, if not this exact same clip, but here is Michael Jackson, in one of his most memorable performances.

While there are countless nerve-tingling moments in his storied career, few had the cataclysmic and immediate impact as his performance of "Billie Jean" on the now legendary "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever" TV special in 1983. For anyone that was there or watching it as it happened, it was a moment that literally changed pop culture overnight.
- Pop & Hiss, The L.A. Times music blog

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Back to Writing

I want to go back to writing. And that's that. Hehe. I won't be posting our Qtube materials here anymore.

For fans of Qtube, please visit our official website,, our gmanews website, and our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. You may also add us up and check out our facebook account and our facebook fan page. Soon to come is our multiply account. Watch out for that.

Now, back to regular programming.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Good Times Manila, Happy Fart, Personal Online Storage, Pinoy Celeb Tweeters, Moymoy Palaboy, Happy Pinoys, and the Andi and Andy Virals – on Qtube!

(Season 2 Opener)
Airing June 18, 2009

Get ready for Good Times Manila. Be fashionably blissful with Happy Fart. Get your own personal storage online. Follow your local favorite celebs with Twitter. Visit the online home of Moymoy Palaboy. Find out how happy Pinoys are, and have fun watching the first Andi and Andy Viral Video Masterpiece! These and more this Thursday, 10:15 PM on Qtube!

Online Now On-Air!
Welcome the bigger, badder, and supersized second season of your only online connection on TV – Qtube! Expect MORE – more sites, more virals, more web tips, and more of Andi and Andy!

Blogger’s Digest: Good Times!
Get ready for news that will change your life! Good Times Manila delivers some of the funniest online stories, all of which are not true! Find out why this blog has become a perennial favorite among internets. This week, Blogger’s Digest puts the spotlight on!

i-Shop: Happy Fart!
Fashionistas and art lovers out there, this site is just for you! Check out hip and happening designer Happy Andrada’s venture into the world of online shopping – the interestingly-named!

i-Hotspot: Personal Online Storage!
Working with online storage sites is like having your own personal USB drive on the web. Exactly what you’ve been looking for? Find out the pros and cons of having personal online storage on this week's i-Hotspot feature!

i-Hotspot: Tweet Twit!
Twitter is taking the pop-culture landscape by storm. Need proof? Just check out the number of A-list celebs tweeting on the net with abandon. Demi Moore and P. Diddy aren’t the only prolific tweeters out there. We’ve also got a slew of local celebs who are certified tweeters!

Celebrity Website of the Week: The Dynamic Duo!
Who’s the most famous Pinoy duo on the web now? Moymoy Palaboy, of course! If you want updates on their new stuff, this is your chance to catch up. We’ll let them tell you themselves on this week’s Celebity Website feature.

i-Bytes: The Happiest People on Earth!
Find out how Pinoys fare in this special survey site! You think we landed on the Top 10? Or did we drop to the Bottom 10? Find out on i-Bytes this week!

New Segment: The Andi and Andy Viral Videos!
This week we decided to close the show with the start of something special! Week after week, we always promote viral videos that either entertain or excruciate. Now it’s OUR turn to be web stars! That’s right! We present – not necessarily due to popular demand but will for sure in the future – the first Andy and Andy Viral Video Masterpiece!

Catch all these on Qtube – your 100% virus-free internet TV – with your online on-air guides, Andi Manzano and Andy Smith! This Thursday, 10:15 PM, on Q Channel 11!

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mineral Make-up On the Web, Ramon Bautista, Facebook’s Serious and Fun Sides, the Cebu Inmate’s Newest Video, and Christian Bautista Online on Qtube!

Airing June 11, 2009

Get the best mineral make-up online. Meet Ramon Bautista. Check out the fun and the serious sides of Facebook. Wonder at the new Cebu Inmates’ viral video. And overload on Christian Bautista online!

Online Now On-Air!
The worldwide web can be a strange and unfamiliar place. Not unless you have a great guide to give you the grand tour of cyberspace – like us!

i-Shop: Make-up! is the only place to go to when you want the best in mineral make-up online. Ladies, this one’s for you!

Blogger’s Digest: Ramon Bautista
He’s everywhere – on TV, on radio, billboards, and now, even the web! No, he’s not Piolo Pascual. He’s a man of many media hats. He’s Ramon Bautista, our Blogger of the week!

i-Hotspot: The Serious Side of Facebook
Beyond Pet Society, Mob Wars, and Super-poking lies a serious side to Facebook. What happens to a deceased persons’ Facebook account? Or how do companies use the site for background checks? The answers to all these question on this week’s I-Hotspot.

i-Bytes: Facebook Games
What are your favorite Facebook games? This week, we list down the most popular games on your favorite social networking site. Facebook games are on this week’s i-Bytes.

i-Share: Cebu Inmates’ New Video!
These guys broke into the viral scene with their dance interpretations of popular songs! On this week’s i-Share, the Cebu Inmates are back with their own take on Slumdog Millionaire’s Jai Ho. Enjoy!

Celebrity Website of the Week: Christian Bautista!
Can’t get enough of Christian Bautista? Get your fix online with – our celeb site of the week.

Plus, another dose of Net-tionary! These and more delivered by your online on-air buddies, Andi Manzano and Andy Smith. Catch Qtube this Thursday, 10:15 PM on Q Channel 11!

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Amazing Talent

When I grow up, I wanna be just like him. Big sigh. He is 12-year old Sungha Jung - guitar prodigy from South Korea.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Gmail Labs, Pasalubong Online, AI Fansite, Fab Gadgets, Click the City, Sittizens Online, and Web Updates on Qtube this Thursday!

Airing June 4, 2009

Learn about the new Gmail. Send pasalubong online. Visit the ultimate AI fansite. Know where to get Fab Gadgets. Join Sittizens online. And Click the City this Thursday on Qtube, 10:15 PM on Q Channel 11.

Online Now On-Air!
The two things people nowadays can’t live without – the TV and the internet! So it makes sense to tune in to Qtube, which is the ultimate merger of the net and the box! Here’s what’s on this Thursday.

i-Hotspot: The New Gmail
Gmail users, you’re in for a treat! The geniuses behind Google have taken your Gmail experience to another level with Gmail Labs! Learn more about the newest features in this week’s i-Hotspot.

i-Hotspot: Pasalubong Online!
Overseas Pinoys love to send pasalubong back to the homeland. Now there’s a site that helps them do just that – easier and faster with just one click! Find out more in our second i-Hotspot feature.

Blogger’s Digest: American Idol Craze
From balikbayan deliveries to overseas Pinoys themselves – let’s talk about one Fil-Am who’s making waves in the blogosphere for his super-popular American Idol fansite. Meet Rickey Yaneza on this week’s Blogger’s Digest.

i-Shop: Fab Gadgets
Girl gadget geeks, rejoice! Because now there’s a site on the net that caters to your one true passion – the latest techie toys. Haven’t heard of Fab Gadgets yet? This time you will.

i-Bytes: Click the City!
Want to know the latest happenings in the Metro but don’t know where to start? Insiders know there’s only one place to look on the web –!

Celebrity Website: Sittizens!
She’s the one and only Queen of Bossa Nova and she’s the chosen one for Celebrity Website of the Week! Find out where Sittizens get the latest update from their idol!

Web updates: Be Updated!
Find out what’s new on Yahoo!. Plus, get a load of important updates from cyberspace!

Get your weekly online, on-air fix with Andi Manzano and Andy Smith. Tune in to Qtube this Thursday, 10:15 PM, on Q channel 11!

(For more information on Qtube, visit our official website, For behind the scenes photos, visit our blog, The Andi and Andy Blog. For select segments from previous episodes, subscribe to our youtube channel, QtubeQTV. Add us up on Facebook and become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow us on twitter, @qtubeqtv.)
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The Chronicler's Creed

Where there's water and sun, where there are friends to see or new people to meet, where there's something new to learn, experience, or do, where there's life, there I will be.


Y fue a esa edad... Llegó la poesía
a buscarme. No sé, no sé de dónde
salió, de invierno o río.
No sé cómo ni cuándo,
no, no eran voces, no eran
palabras, ni silencio,
pero desde una calle me llamaba,
desde las ramas de la noche,
de pronto entre los otros,
entre fuegos violentos
o regresando solo,
allí estaba sin rostro
y me tocaba.

And it was at that age... Poetry arrived
in search of me. I do not know, I do not know where
it came from, from winter or a river.
I do not know how or when,
no, they were not voices, they were not
words, nor silence,
but from a street I was summoned,
from the branches of night,
abruptly from the others,
among violent fires
or returning alone,
there I was without a face
and it touched me.

- An excerpt from LA POESÍA (Poetry) by Pablo Neruda