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It was a festive evening as the annual RAWR Awards 2018, held by LionHearTV last November 14 at Le Rêve Pool and Events Place in Quezon City, gave honor and due recognition to the best and the brightest in the Philippine entertainment industry. Returning to host the fourth edition of the blogger and netizen-empowered awards night is KaladKaren Davila, who led the evening in honoring more than 30 personalities receiving different awards, including special citations. The TNT Boys and Queen of All Media Kris Aquino were recognized as the Royal Cub and the Royal Lion awardees, respectively.  The Royal Cub Award recognizes young individuals/groups that have displayed excellence in their craft, and have earned respect for the passion and talent that they share with the world. The Royal Lion Award, meanwhile, is a distinction given to someone who has shown courage beyond all odds, and, though as rare as a precious…

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – DJ Mark Thompson emerged victorious at the Red Bull Music 3Style Philippine Finals on Sunday, November 18th, 2018, at Xylo at the Palace, in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila. The newly crowned champion will advance to the Global Finals in Taipei, Taiwan, where he will represent the Philippines from January 20th – 29th, 2019. Before a crowd of over a thousand, each finalist was given a 15-minute set to showcase their skills, dazzle the audience, and impress the judges. This year’s judges included respected and internationally renowned names in the scene such as former Red Bull Music 3Style World Champions, DJ Puffy and DJ Shintaro, and DJ Shortkut of the legendary group, Invisibl Skratch Piklz. This year’s finalists were: Arpee Ong D’Mad Tweaker (DJ Jan Musa) DJ Gavin Skewes DYHA (Ernesto Alfante Jr.) iNBiTuiN (Charles Angeles Jr.) Mark Thompson After a night of back-to-back competition, Mark Thompson…

MANILA, Philippines— LionHearTV.net brings back #RAWRAwards2018 on November 14, Wednesday, 6pm at Le Rêve Pool Party Venue and Events Place. The annual award-giving body is backed up by the Filipino blogging community, particularly the entertainment blogs spearheaded by the aforementioned site. A total of 25 awards are at stake in this year’s RAWR Awards. Dubbed as a spectacle of entertainment celebrities; apart from a 250-strong support from the new media practitioners (bloggers) across the country, PR groups are all in support as well as the respective fans of the listed nominees. The awards are grouped under three major categories—Lion, Cub and Pride. See list of categories and the corresponding nominees: CUB Bibo Award The award clearly indicates being active or maybe the brightest child star the public has come to endear with. The recipient of the award has this innocence that can be described as ‘breath of fresh air’; he or she has shown dedication at work despite his…

Have you ever experienced getting caught over a series of tweets on twitter and then find yourself waiting for the next tweet like it was a story? Ever wondered what it would be like to be “within” the story that you’re reading, as if it was happening in real-time? Well…. That’s what Everyst brings to the table to readers. The new digital platform, enabling readers to experience stories on the go through “social fiction,” was introduced to the Philippine market in a press conference at the super cute anime-themed Y Café in Salcedo Village, Makati City. The stories being narrated by its international roster of creatives are told through a series of character-written tweets published both on Everyst’s mobile app and on Twitter. And now that it has proven to be successful in Asia, Everyst has begun to venture into our local market by developing new, original stories with…

If you’re a fan of the classic Street Fighter fighting game franchise, then this event is definitely for you! Red Bull is coming to the country and is bringing you the Philippine Qualifier of the annual Red Bull Kumite! Now on its fourth consecutive year, the tournament is an e-sports event bringing together the best Street Fighter v: Arcade Editionplayers in a global one-on-one competition! Here’s the rundown of the entire global tounament: Qualifiers – There will be 8 countries hosting offline tournaments, taking place around the world from April all the way to October. Last Chance Qualifier – There will be 256 players battling for last two remaining slots in the Last Chance Qualifier happening in Paris, France, on November 10, 2018. World Finals – A total of 16 players – 2 coming from the Last Chance Qualifier and 14 of the best SFV players invited by Red Bull – will dish…

Last friday, Sept. 14,  Segundo Matias Jr. Launched the 5th installment to his series “Moymoy Lulumboy”. I was so thrilled because this was my first coverage assignment for my new job and was just overall anxious! Anyways, here’s what it’s all about: The latest installment continues with the journey of Moymoy Lulumboy as he struggles to cope up with the death of his mother Liliw and contend with his legacy as the hero that will save Gabun from evil forces. Moymoy Lulumboy, whose shape-shifting powers resemble that of an aswang, is slowly transforming into a character with a little darkness and aggression in his soul, but whose kindness and compassion remain throughout the coming-of-age conquest. And while that was a mouthful to read, the book itself is an engaging read! I was skimming through the book that came with the press kit and well… let’s just say I ended up…

It is today in the twenty-first century that the power of youth is most evident. There are those times, however, when certain types of people come along and try to challenge conventions that are being followed at present, proving yet again that fashion cannot be limited by age. One such person is Tessie Singson. Known to thousands on social media as Lola Androgynous, Singson’s soft spot for fashion began at an early age, when her mother would serve as her personal “stylist,” picking her clothes for her as she is the only girl in a family with four siblings (“I grew up with three very butch brothers,” she states). With some assistance from her son, fashion blogger JP Singson, from whom she found inspiration from a decade ago, she was introduced to gender-neutral stylings pioneered by strong, stylish personalities. Lola Androgynous shares, “He knows exactly what I like and what…

It’s that time of the year again when the inner geek in all of us gleefully look forward to immersing ourselves in a universe of all things awesome! Let me spell it out for you in case you’re wondering: it’s time for AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018! Lemme just tell you, ya girl got accredited this year as a blogger/influencer so I’ll see you ALL THRE DAYS! Try to spot me because I’ll be cosplaying a fun character. 😉 The dates have been set: it’s happening on July 27-29 (that’s this weekend already!), at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. It’s going to be quite a long drive (or commute, if that’s your chosen transpo method), but just like last year, it’s going to be more than worth the trip. The lineup’s ready, as well: coming to this year’s convention are Finn Jones from Marvel’s Iron Fist, Mike Colter from…

I was able to watch an advanced screening of Rampage last April 10 (thanks, Wave fam!) and gentle reminder: this article WILL contain some light spoilers. *wink wink* Rampage is a science fiction monster movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Naomie Harris. It’s based loosely on the video game of the same name released in 1986…except you control a human that got turned into a monster; fun, right? The movie starts off with an experiment gone wrong in a space station, killing everyone but a lone survivor who escapes just in time, tagging along with her three experiment samples she’s supposed to return to earth. Due to unavoidable circumstances, however, her escape pod explodes, with her dying in the process, and the three experiment samples getting thrown off in three different locations in the state of Illinois. The intensity of the first sequence set the tone for the entire movie.…

The Holy Week holiday may be over, but summer’s definitely just getting started! Here are my top must-haves that you should always have in your bag during the vacation: Belo SunExpert Protection from the sun should always take priority during this season; I mean, we don’t exactly want to go back to work or school with such hideous tan lines and burnt skin or ugly rashes, do we? Since its launch last year, I’ve been using Belo’s After Sun Gel, Tinted Sunscreen, and Hair and Scalp Shield R E L I G O U S L Y. These three products* are perfect, most especially if you’re the type who loves to frolic under the sun or swim in the salty sea for extended amounts of time. Trendy swimsuits from Jukaykay Jukaykay has always been known for its quirky clothes, and they’re definitely not short of that with their line of…