Monday, August 31, 2015

Jamming for a cause a success

Herminio "Dondet" Maglonzo thanks all the people that helped make the event a success. That's yours truly as the emcee and one of the organizers Gary Vargas.



First to perform in the marathon Jamfest was veteran bar performers Irma and Art.



Most of the performers are either friends or related to friends. Here is John Barredo, Dondet's nephew who sang four wonderful songs.


To make the event more exciting. PSBA dazer Liza Solano, mixed some 80's music with her fave sounds.




Guest DJ, the gorgeous Jennifer Lee, brought her brand of mezmerizing music  to the event .



The evening went full blast as Medwin and True Faith rocked the house with their all so familiar songs. Everyone was on their feet, singing, dancing and enjoying the evening.


To put variety to the event, one of the friends of the Organizers got the Amazing Arnold to perform his brand of magic to the people who stayed.



The group At the moment showed their brand of music with three guitars and a bass. The group is led by Gary Vargas's nephew.




Urged to sing even just one song is PSBA's own Frankie Packing. Frankie belted out a heart warming song despite his very hoarse voice. 



To cap the night DJ Ayana showed one of her talents by singing instead of playing music. Everyone started jamming the night away after her.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

STI ESG celebrates 32nd Anniv with a Rave Party

The four AVPs hosted the show, AVP for  Finance Merliza Santos,  AVP for Learning Management Harry Joson , AVP for Campus Development Ferdie Fabros. Unfortunately i never got a chance to take a picture of the four with AVP for  Academic Services Aisa Hipolito.


Of course the whole event started with some inspiring words from our President and CEO Mr. Nick Jacob 



The first group of new employees to perform
was the #RAVE VOLUTION group
Tradition has it, all new employees perform during the Anniversary Celebration.



The second group of employees that performed was the RAVE TEAM  



The newbies from STI College ORCA 
the ORCA Tokat Rocked the house 


DJ  ALLEN on the House 
playing the Rave Dance Music


IT'S TIME TO PARY!!! 
THE STI RAVE PARTY PEOPLE! 



THE RAVE DANCE SHOWDOWN  


The Gurls in their Rave Party outfits


Elated i still got to have time for the gorgeous RJ Marasigan


Mah Gorgeous ladies RJ Marasigan, Rothz de Lima and Cez Bermas

Friday, August 14, 2015

Basta Ikaw Dondet - Acoustic Jamming for a cause



Basta Ikaw Dondet

During the 1990’s the PSBA Days with the Lord was at an all-time high in attendance especially during the entertainment portion of the weekend. One of the highlights of this amazing portion of the Days with the Lord was the funny portrayal of Herminio “Dondet” Maglonzo of various characters that he played to excite the DWTL crowd. Dondet was an instant hit with his comical genius and his zany antics which were what most of the dazers were waiting for.  In fact, he was also invited to various Days chapters so that other dazers can witness his unique talent to make people laugh.

That's Dondet giving me the works

Fast forward, twenty years after, Dondet has been stricken by a kidney disease that requires him to have dialysis ever week. Weekly dialysis costs P 3,000.00 per session and at times it makes him spend up to more than P 20,000 a month for this. Since he has been stricken by this disease for quite a while,  it has been so costly that it has depleted all his resources considering that he has a wife and and two lovely children to feed and send to school. Sometimes some friends would sponsor his dialysis but we all know not everyone has some money to spare every time. The once energetic and lively Dondet has slowed down but for him he will not let this disease get the best of him so that he can serve his family.

Jude Perez, Dondet Maglonzo, Marlon Beluso and Gary Vargas

That is why Dondet’s closest friends from the PSBA Days with the Lord, Jude Perez, Marlon Beluso , Gary Vargas and many other Dazers thought of a fund raiser to help cover Dondet ‘s dialysis and other medical expenses. The fundraiser entitled “Basta Ikaw Det” is a one night "Acoustioke Jamming session" on August 30, 2015 to reunite dazers, watch some performers and enjoy the evening. Tickets are at P 480.00 and the event will be at Garage 88 at the Fort. All of us who are performing that night will be offering our services for free for our friend Dondet. That way we can raise enough funds for him to sustain his dialysis and hopefully help him get up and conquer this challenge in his life.

This picture was taken from Dondet's FB account
That's her wife Honey and one of her daughters

To my friends reading this, I know times are hard, I myself am having a hard time balancing my finances too. But when a one-time event is at hand, it is an opportunity for us to do some good and help someone in need. By donating P 500.00 or P1,000.00, you can help Dondet extend his life and hopefully give us more laughs in the future. If you are interested to donate, kindly deposit the said amount (or even more if you like) to my account BPI Savings Bank,  Armel Angelo Garrido Acct # 0829071258 or through Marlon Beluso’s account BDO acctc#630459789, Savings Account, BDO Masinag branch. We will check if we can include other banks. Also, please don’t forget to send me either through Viber (09178106921), whatsapp, Line, or email (mhelgarrido@gmail.com) your deposit slip so that we can account the money coming in and more importantly include your good deed in our prayers.


SEE YOU on August 30,2015



Once again, Garage 88, Basta Ikaw Det, a fund raiser that we guarantee will be a fun raiser. August 30,2015. Will update the final performers once all is okay. See you There.



One more time - send your donations to:
Armel Angelo Garrido BPI Acct # 0829071258 

Marlon Beluso’s BDO Acct#630459789, 
Savings Account, BDO Masinag branch.




Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My State of the Nation Add Rest!


When I was a kid I told myself that one day I will be the President of the Philippines! We are all lucky that my childhood wish did not come true. We would have been worse than Greece. But then again, I would have handled the State of the Nation Address like this!


  • Para po sa mga nagbihis ng maayos gaya ni Sen. Nancy,   baka lamigin po kayo sa aking 2 hour SONA kaya pabibigyan ko po kayo ng isang shawl, padadala ko po sa inyo ang Panatag Shawl para matahimik na kayo at mapanatag.
  • Para po sa transparency, gusto ko pong sabihin na ultimo mga magra rally ay binigyan namin ng free transpo…libre po ang MRT from 3-6pm…kaya nagtataka po ako bakit konti lang ang nag rally …na late siguro.
  • Dumako naman tayo sa Ahensya ng manufacturing..nasabihan po ako na bagsak po ang ahensyang ito at kelangan ng pera para umunlad.  I would like to recommend the next President to get Ms. Janet Napoles as secretary for manufacturing.  She will definitely manufacture a way to get the needed funds.
  • Sa dakong Edukasyon naman:  Sa taong 2016 full blast na po ang  K12 natin. Ito po ay isang upgrade dahil tandaan niyo po ultimo ang mga Aso ay may K9 education at ang mga pusa naman ay may K10.
  • Nung dumalaw po ako sa Bicol University ay nasabi ng kanilang Presidente na third year pa lang daw ay hired na ang kanilang mga estudyante. Kaya nga po sinabihan ko na magdagdag na rin sila ng BPO Courses at palitan ang name ng kanilang school into BICOL CENTER….maraming Bicol Agent jan.
  • Eto na ang mga bagong TESDA Courses na aming pang na-simulate sa University of Makati.  Ang mga bagong course ay World Class Building Assembly, Election Machinery, Senior Citizen Cake Pricing  & Tasting, Security Guard Arguing 101, Mayor's Couch Sleeping at SONA Balloon Fashion designing.

  • Marami po ang umaangal sa DOLE na wala na pong trabaho. Kaya pagsasamahin na natin ang Department of Employment Labor Manufacturing Ombudsman National Technology & Energy para labanan ang DOLE, papangalanan natin siyang DEL MONTE.
  • Hindi po ako perpektong tao kaya nga po humingi ako ng tulong sa Makati Business Club kung paano maging perpekto, ngayon po ay Mentor ko na ang head ng Makati Business Club si Peter Perfecto.
  • Prioirty for Legislation ay ang No Typhoon law…siguro pag naipasa na ito ay wala nang bagyong darating sa Pilipinas dahil malamang masama na ang panahon.
  • Isasama na namin sa 1.3 Trillion budget ang pagbayad sa  RH Bill na yan.
  • Sa Infrasctructure naman, malapit napo ang completion ng Tarlac Pangasinan  La Union Expressway or TPLEX . Bale magpapagawa po kami ng maraming ganyan para matawag po siyang MulTPLEx!
  • Ngayon may isa pang daaan na masisilbing bitamina ng bayan ang NUeva ecija, Tarlac, Rosario, Pangasinan, La Union Expressway or Nutroplex! Sa Nutroplex, Bilis Alala, Bilis React, Bilis ng daanan!
  • Isama mo na ang malapit nang matapos na Cainta Ortigas Rizal Novaliches Pampanga La union EXpressway or Cornplex. Para lahat ito sa daang matuwid.
  •  Magpapagawa po tayo ng Quake Drill para mapaghandaan ang parating na sakuna. Sinabihan ko na po si MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino na bilisan po ang pagsasagawa nito dahil kung matagal ang pag implement nito ay hindi na po ito Quake Drill.

  •  Dahil po sa pag expose ang more than 600 sister cities ng Makati, ipapatigil po muna natin ito pwera lang po ang mag sister cities na Navotas and Tacloban, at ng Bawang and Antique. Sila lang ang matitira.
  • Starting August ipapasara muna ang MRT 3 at by September magtataas ng pasahe. Wag munang aalma, kasi ang dagdag pasahe ay para sa tatlong loop sa Cubao station at ang pagdaan sa Shangrila Cinema. Eh di WOW!
  • Aking itatalaga si Iloilo Congressman, Neil Tupas Jr. para tumulong sa pagpugsa sa mga Carnappers dahil tulad ng mga sinasabi nila, Congressman Niel is “Tupas and Too Furious!”
  • Makakasama ni Cong Neil si Sec Mar Roxas. Dahil si Mar ang magsasabi sa inyo kung sino ang ipadadakip gaya ng nahuling Martilyo Gang. That was because Mar-Tell-You the culprits.
  • Gusto ko rin po magpasalamat sa mga taong napakalaki ng tulong sa akin:
    • COA Chief Grace Pulido –Tan – Hail Coa full of Grace. Salamat po at dahil sa inyo nabunyag ang PDAF scam. Tunay na Pulido kayo trumabaho at marami kaming magandang asal na sa inyo ay mapu PULuTAN!
    • Commissioner Kim Henares – Thank you sa collection ng money, we welKIM it all with open arms.
    • Conchita Carpio-Morales – Kayo po  ay laging pinupuri at never nasasabihan ng di magandang pananalita kasi po you are never More you are never less coz you're Morales.
    • Supreme Court Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, hindi po Sha Sirena…pero Sereno po sha. Sa bilis ng hustiya sa Pilipinas, lahat ng nademanda naka demanda pa rin. Kayo po ay may funding pero trabaho niyo panay pending.
    • Cherry Reyes – Salamat sa aking Buhok. Paki sabi kay Chot magta tryouts po ako sa Gilas.
  • Lastly, gusto ko sanang pag usapan natin ang mga plano para sa Mamasapano at SAF 44 pero ..(long pause) late na po ako sa dinner ko with My Mitsubishi friends kaya next time na lang po....(Ang mean ano) Good day.


 Kathang isip lang po lahat ito..walang mapipikon!
All images are not from this blog post and were just downloaded from the net.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Thurnderbird

Through my good friend Jerome Buhay, we got an invitation to help his LEAD innovative team to run a Teambuilding seminar at the Thunderbird Resort. It was a blast running the half day event. 



Preparing for the Sun


The LEAD Innovative Team 
together with my new marshal Rothz and RJ


The Dark Archer


 Your host, Darth Evader

Monday, June 22, 2015

Thanking Out Loud - A Thanksgiving Song




The Song I performed during
the OMG Thanksgiving concert at the Feast Alabang!
As i said - this is my Thanksgiving Song
Thanking Out Loud.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

OMG - A Thanksgiving Comedy Show


The best way to describe the Feast Alabang is that it is a happy place. Feast builder Bro. Arun Gogna makes sure that most of the people in the Feast Alabang are fed with the good word of the Lord and just recently with laughter. Bro. Arun together with his wife Dra. Lallaine Lucas-Gogna held a fund raiser entitled OMG a thanksgiving comedy concert. The funds will be used for the upgrading of the equipment being used for the feast alabang.

Bro. Reginald Lim aka Mr. Wee Kee 

I have been friends with Dra. Lally since high school and eventually met Bro. Arun when we were in College. It was great serving the Lord with Bro. Arun back then. But since they were in Parañaque and I lived in Q.C, it was quite hard to serve the Better Living community of the Days with the Lord during that time.  God would eventually make our paths cross last year when Bro. Arun helped me in one of our events and now I am returning the favor. I am quite happy to be a part of this event because it has reinvigorated my life and being with such happy people in the Feast, made me happy once again.

 That's me, the Real Aga Muhlach

When I first visited the Feast Alabang with my mom and nephew last June 7, 2015 I think the Lord rekindled his spirit in me and made it stronger. I was so excited for the OMG event to come and meet the people of the Feast Alabang. I was so overwhelmed with the warmth and kindness of all the people I met there. Funny thing was that Bro. Arun and Dra. Lally did not even introduce anyone, everyone introduced themselves, everyone was so friendly.

Caloi Licup and JM de Ramos

Then came the event. The Lord did wonders as almost everyone left the place laughing out loud and the generosity of the people from the Feast Alabang is unmatched.  I also enjoyed watching everyone perform from the emcees Francis Miranda and Veia Lim and their interview with Mr. Wee Kee, played by Bro. Reginald Lim. The two young stand-up comedians JM de Ramos and Caloi Licup were also impressive and the home shopping network gig with Bro. Arun, Bro. Velden, Bro. Jonathan Yogawin, Bro. James Nicolas, and Bro. Mike Viñas was a sight to behold.

The Hosts with the awesome 5 
during the Shopping Network Portion of the event

I was also happy that the Lord touched my mind and used me to bring laughter to the people of the Feast Alabang. I was a guest, I never knew the people and what made them laugh. That was why in a way I was nervous but after praying with the team, I gave everything to the Lord and he was in command all evening. I ended my portion with the song "Thanking Out Loud." I liked the message of the song and the crowd appreciated it too.  I am just very thankful that I was part of this one of a kind event. My thanks to Bro. Arun, Dra. Lally and the rest of the people form the Feast Alabang.

Final portion of the event
a Thanksgiving song


Monday, June 15, 2015

Boracay Haven Resort


A view of the Pool 
you can either swim laps or just relax
You can also invite other friends from other hotels, just order drinks
and it's an impromptu swim party!


The bed is comfortable and I slept like a baby!


The room has its own Circuit Breaker


Their Television is Devant which was quite cool


Another thing I like is their strong inverter type airconditioner which makes the room cool in a short time

This is something that i liked, a veranda and a good view from a top 


Another thing that is likeable about this hotel is that they are generous with the conditioner, shampoo and body wash
A nice way to pamper one's self.


I have grown to like the rain type shower of bathrooms
it gives you a balanced feeling of taking a bath

They have just enough space for the toilet

Lastly they have a custom made hand soap. Petty details that appeal to people on vacation



Boracay Haven Resort is in Station 2  Just beside Boracay Regency. Their location is near D' Talipapa which means if you are looking for some cheap shopping or affordable food then you just have to walk to get one.

I booked my reservation through Booking.com (click here) I gave my details and paid when i got there. Pretty convenient. I enjoyed my stay that's why the review I sent them was a perfect 10. The wifi is quite slow but i remembered i was on vacation and not on a social media frenzy.