The Yamaha School of music whose been playing since 1979 is now Yupangco Music Academy

For this August, Yupangco Music Academy will launch events to promote the skills of the Filipino children and those enrolled in this world class institution with an objective to give confidence for these children via music.

Here are the schedules;

August 3, 2019
Tea Musicale, A Recital of New Talents
Makati Main School Lobby, Yupangco Building, Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati

Aug 10, 2019
Piano Competition from all branches
At Orchid Garden Hotel, Malete, Manila

Yupangco Music Academy formerly Yamaha School of Music is a training institution that provides a unique and exciting school environment for young musicians and creative music lovers with a vision to be the leader in the industry and committed to provide world-class products and services to customers, as well as maintaining high standards of professionalism in management with an objective of the following;

• Commitment to excellence
• Superior quality
• Leadership and innovation
• Respect for the individual
• Professional dignity
• Social awareness and responsiveness

It is not only a community of music artists, but a family of students and notable music teachers that will guide and nurture one in unleashing his/her music virtuoso within and continues to aim in advancing the quality of music education since 1979. It utilizes the Yamaha Music Education System, which is designed for a broad range of students in all ages, beginners, and aspirants of high level of musicality.

“If you are a young musician who aspires to be professional or simply someone who loves playing and listening to music, then we are glad to welcome you here in our academy and make that dream possible by visiting and enrolling here at Yupangco Music Academy, Philippines.”- Rene Mari Laurel Yupangco (CEO of Yupangco Music Academy)

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Artist JefCon for Gallery of the World

The only known and acknowledged art mentor of the Philippines’ first female president and an icon of democracy, the late Corazon “Cory” Aquino was still active and kicking in sharing his love for paintings. Artist Jeffrey Consumo or JefCon can still vividly recall the late president as a prolific painter.

JefCon famous student and the mother of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III took painting classes from him from1996 to 1999 and attended the classes weekly. According to JefCon, “She started it as a hobby and eventually I learned that she continuously paints even the classes under me is done. That’s passion. “

For this year, JefCon with the help of Tag Media Group where he just signed a contract for his marketing and public relations got a chance to meet another person with a Philippines presidential lineage. The grandson of former President Jose P. Laurel and a philanthropist accepted his proposal to showcase his arts at the “Gallery of the world” inside the newly built “Ayala By the Bay” along Macapagal in Pasay.

Gallery of the world is the newest project under the Yupangco Group of Companies that will House 3 shops with engaging activities from Zoomanity Group, Yupangco Music Academy and Yupangco Electronics Corporation.

JefCon paintings will be up for auction and will have painting workshops and lots of activities for the young artists.

For more information and to know more about the paintings, contact 09778978877 or 02 2193503

Zoomanity Group celebrated the US 4th of July

Zoomanity Group, one of the leading companies in the theme park industry with its CEO, Robert Laurel Yupangco and manages Zoobic Safari, Zoocobia, Paradizoo, Zoocolate Thrills in Bohol, Residence Inn Tagaytay, Samgyupsalamat Unlimited Korean BBQ, UnliCity, Jinsei, Midori and more hotels around the country joined the 4th of July celebration with American Association of the Philippines (AAP) and Elks Club in Makati.

The Fil Am community gathered together for the yearly celebration of Independence Day with a marching parade with Uncle Sam, BBQs, Garage Sale, Bazaar and giving out raffle prizes.

There are performance also that featured “The Infinite” who entertained everyone with their songs.

Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states.

For more information please contact the Zoomanity Group at (02)847-0413, 8899824-28, (02)8957142, 09158904728 , 09778978877

How to keep your sanity?

As a mother of three, whose age gap was a almost a year only. I felt like I have triplets running around the house. The patience is always at the edge. Kids can be so lovable and so devious most of the times. I’m not even exaggerating here. Parents like me knows how it feels.

So when I feel like I’m turning into a beast, I back off. I allow them to cry and do what they wanted to do so I can breath. Literally breath. I don’t want to be a nagging mother and a wife. Yes! Being a wife is also a different story. They’re times when the husband doesn’t care too much. Not reasonable and just plain annoying.

I’m very aware where my thoughts are leading me. So what I did most of the times is just taking a bath just to cool down.

Who knows taking a bath could be a relief? Yes. When I’m not liking my thoughts I stay away from them.

What I remind myself during those kind of situation?

  1. Im my own person, I’m responsible of my own happiness.
  2. My children were just exploring. They needed to be kids to be an adult.
  3. My husband is my partner not my source of happiness. We compliment each other. My self worth is made by me. I am capable of making choices.
  4. My mind and heart were like a fertile soil. Whatever seed I put on it will become a tree. So I’m choosing a strong, fruitful and positive tree of knowledge. A tree that can be my source of strength everyday. Not the other way around.
  5. Always be thankful. Your breathing and that’s enough reason to be happy.
  6. My inner peace won’t come from the outer source. It comes from within.
  7. Your too young to be a menopausal woman. 😉

I know there’s a lot of reasons to be mad but just look around. You will find your reasons not too.


After years of proving her mettle in acting, Sue Ramirez is now embracing her unwavering love for music and performance through her first ever solo concert dubbed as “Rock Chic” this July 19 at the Music Museum
While she admits that there is some pressure to put up a good show for those who would make time to see her, she is very much thrilled to be finally ticking off this goal off of her bucket list.

The one-night-only show directed and produced by Frank Lloyd Mamaril is a set to be a spectacle of all things Sue—her edgy yet carefree persona along with her undeniable passion for music.
Making the concert even more special is the presence of Sue’s good friends Kristel Fulgar and Maris Racal, with whom she first shared the stage with in the 2017 concert “4 of a Kind: The Un4gettable Concert.” Also joining Sue for a first-time collaboration during the show is crooner Michael Pangilinan.
Since it’s a first for her, Sue claims that her official hashtag while prepping for it is “#TiwalaLang,” pertaining to the guidance that she’s getting from her directors.
“Right now nagbi-binge listening ako ng mga songs and iniisip ko kung paano kong gagawing ako, rather yung gayahin ko lang kung paano siya kinanta ng singer,” she said.

Meanwhile, Direk Frank was all praises to Sue after seeing her potential when he directed the concert with the four friends.
“Having known that Sue actually auditioned for Star Magic as a singer. And because she has definitely proven her spot in acting, I believe, she just needs an avenue to showcase her singing talent,” he said.

Her repertoire is set to be a chill, trip down the memory lane for it would have a mix of new hits and good ol’ 90s vibes from her idols in the local and international scene. According to Sue, those who are watching the show must be ready with their dancing shoes as she too will be unleashing that side of hers on the show.

In the end, the singer-actress vowed to do her best, especially for the people who believed in her capacity to perform since the beginning.

“It would be very personal and close to the heart. And we’re all gonna have a good time, that’s for sure,” Sue said.

Sue Ramirez’s “Rock Chic” concert is produced by FLM Creatives and Productions Inc. with Frank Lloyd Mamaril as director and Marvin Querido as musical director. The concert is co-presented by Top-O together with major sponsor Natasha and minor sponsors I Love My Sisters, Faber Castell, GSM Blue, GAOC and Belo Medical Group.

For tickets just call Ticketworld at 891-9999 and FLM Creatives and Productions Inc. at 573-9022.

Beauty Queens at UnliCity

June is not only a Pride Month but also the month for beauty pageants as UnliCity Restaurant holds back to back events in promoting camaraderie and unity among the contestants of Miss Tourism Philippines and Ms. and Mrs. Grand Universe recently which also graced by one of the leading advocates for Tourism, Robert Laurel Yupangco.

One of the highlights in the program is the attendance of Ms. Alma Concepcion who was a beauty queen herself. She was the Philippines delegate at Miss International 1994 and was held on September 4, 1994 at the Sun Arena in Ise Mie, Japan. Alma is one of the judges who stayed the whole time during the Press Conference. Alma now is an Interior Designer and a business woman.

UnliCity, which is located at Century City Mall, Makati, the only place with unlimited Korean BBQ and unlimited Japanese Maki in one place promoted and supported the event with the objective to promote the Philippines as premier business hub in Asia headed by its Operations Manager, Sassy Punzalan.

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Quezon’s Game: Our history with Ike and Mamie

Still can’t move on after watching the movie, a lot of fans tried to catch Quezon’s Game one more time and made testimonials which also encouraged others to watch a part of history with former President Manuel L. Quezon as he saved more than a thousand Jews months before World War 2.

The actors headed by Raymond Bagatsing captured the hearts of the movie goers and not only that, the whole cast desreves an applause too as each and everyone portrayed their parts very well.

Two of the characters we love are Ike and Mamie played by real life married couple David Bianco and Jennifer Bianco. Their characters as Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mamie Eisenhower made the us realised that their roles were vital and very engaged during the time of President Manuel L. Quezon.

Here’s the interview from these phenomenal couple:

1)What inspired you to become an actor?

David: I grew up playing with fire, knives, bow and arrows, and slingshots. As one of five children, my parents made us play outside and our imaginations exploded on account of the infinite possibilities handed to us. Getting paid to keep this childhood alive only seemed a matter of time.

2)How did you prepared for the role?

David: I spent time reading “At Ease” and watched as much documentary footage as I could find online. While the film focuses primarily on Quezon’s story, I still needed to understand the full backstory of how Eisenhower became this great friend and ally of the President.

3)What kind of roles would you like to play?

David: I enjoy playing real life historical icons, but I am also interested in shining a light on stories of Christian’s who struggle with their faith. I’m also interested in being in a series where audiences can enjoy the full range of a characters arch!

4)Who would be your dream crew be to work with?

David: Besides working with the talented Rosen Family, I hope to work with local filmmaker Mikhail Red and would like to again work with Jerrold Tarog (Appeared in Heneral Luna). On the international scene, I love Alfonso Cuaróns films (Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Gravity). I want to challenge myself and have enjoyed working with local filmmakers Benjamin Crane, Abbey Frisco (The Storm) as well as Joshua Bellis and Rachel Hart on their EMMY nominated film “Memories.”

5)What were you thinking of while doing the scenes because it looked so real?

David: I am listening to my co-actors with my whole being and searching for clues about their feelings on the chaos and problems at hand. Eisenhower was a man of action, so feelings aside, I had a commitment to find a solution to help save these innocent Jews.

6)QG was an eye opener for local audiences. Filipinos are not taught about this collaboration and friendship between MQ and Eisenhower. If given another chance in portraying another hero like Ike/Mamie, are you still going to accept?

Jennifer: David and I would be honored to play these parts or any other unique historical figures!

7)What are your next projects after QG?

Jennifer: In addition to film, I am also a commercial actor and have several projects lined up in the coming months. David: I am also currently developing an untitled film with Mark Lechner and Benood Dadfar and am in preproduction for a psychological thriller.

8. How does it feels to be with your real life wife/husband in the movie?

David: My wife is the most talented woman I know. To make memories on screen together for our children and grandkids to see is something I will cherish forever.

Jennifer: I met David on my very first professional paid acting job. We were acting in a musical together and it was a wonderful feeling then and it is still a wonderful feeling now. At one point we were in tons of back to back projects with each other. So much so that we decided to take a break from it! We are now at a time in our careers where we embrace each and every moment to act together. It truly is an honor for me.

9)How did you think the film would be received and did you anticipate it’s global appeal and success? When Matthew spoke to Jennifer and I about these roles several years ago we had no idea the world and specifically this country (US) would be facing its polarizing immigration crisis. This film speaks to hero in each of us, and asks us to step up and play our part. These themes are universal, and in addition to its successful festival run I am so excited to see it on its fourth week in cinemas!!!

By Grace Bondad Nicolas

Quezon’s Game is still in selected cinemas. To know more about the movie, please check

Happy Fathers Day!!!!

To everyone whose been a father to the one they love. ❤️❤️❤️

May the good Lord bless you even more. May your heart be filled with love and compassion. May all your wishes come true.

May this day be a good reminder that you are loved and treasured.

That no matter what your circumstances your in.

Your stronger than you think you are. You’re worth it. You’re unstoppable. 😉😉😉

Yupangco Group and Ayala Partnership

May 27, 2019– Yupangco Group of Companies signed a contract with Ayala Group for almost 2000 square meters area at the Ayala Mall Bay Area along Macapagal in their more than 200,000 square meters development.

Present in the contract signing were Joshua Tsuchiya
(Technical Operations Head, EATZ Group/UnliCity), Renz Victor Picache (Brand Acquisition Manager, Ayala Group), Robert Laurel Yupangco (President of Yupangco Group), MaYa GaMir (COO, Zoomanity Group), Carl Cabral (Manager, Jake Zyrus Team), Grace Bondad Nicolas (Co Founder , Tag Media Group), Jose Mari Laurel Yupangco (CEO, Yupangco Electronics Corporation) and Rolando E. Valenzuela (Financial Advisor, Zoomanity Group).

The development from the Yupangco Group will be the biggest store as compare-with their existing concepts as mentioned by Robert Laurel Yupangco.

According to Robert, “The concept we have in mind for our project with Ayala group is the first in the Philippines to promote our Filipino talents and to promote the Philippines as the premier tourist destination.”

For more information, call 09778978877 or 02 2193503.


The most awaited season has arrived! Have you caught yourself planning a long vacation trip or a quick out of town adventure with your family, friends, and loved ones? These and more is something Zoomanity Group’s Zooper Zummer has to offer. Hold on as we give you our newest and most exciting events and attractions for a summer like never before!

Going to the North from Manila is where the wild adventure happens. Bring out your animal instinct as Zoobic Safari being the only tiger safari in the Philippines located in Subic, offers an amazing experience for everyone. Hang on for a new wave of safari adventure in this exotic sanctuary. Zoobic Safari also brings back the much awaited “Night Safari”, packed with more thrill and excitement. Tour around this exotic sanctuary at night, the first of its kind in the Philippines, all Saturdays until May 25, 2019.

Zoocobia Fun Zoo in Clark Pampanga offers you a different fun filled experience. Attractions include the Maze, Zoocology Museum, The Barn, Menagerie, Giant Slide, and the Zooc Ride the first and only gravity car ride in the country that’s safe for all ages. Enjoy a night of fascinating show in Zoocobia Night Owl every Saturday until May 25, 2019 featuring Animal Parade, Horses on Parade, Aeta’s Tribal Show, Neon Show (Philippine Pride and Adventure Rides, LED Dancers, and Night Owl Dancers).

Beside Zoocobia is Clarkzilla, it is the newest extreme adventure destination in Pampanga that offers a “Dubai Feel” experience. Challenge yourself to zooper up your 4×4 experience by crossing river, lahar and Mt. Pinatubo. Experience other exciting activities like Zip Line, ATV Ride and Camel Ride.

ZOORI is a perfect get-away vacation spot in the heart of the majestic beauty of Tagaytay. With a very comforting Carribean-style air conditioned view-deck hotel rooms enjoy a tranquil haven of soothing ambiance with complete and clean amenities and facilities. Have a look to the picturesque view of Taal Volcano and fairytale-inspired mini zoo.

While Paradizoo located at Mendez, Cavite, a haven for plants and animals offers guest a unique farm experience with both flora and fauna co-existing in harmony in this 10-hectare agri-tourism enclave. Fun-filled activities makes the farm a wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature at its best.

Enjoy these wonderful activities in Zoomanity Parks where the happiness begins. Get exciting discounts and freebies by liking Zoomanity Group’s official Facebook fan page at For more info please call: 847-0413/ 899-9824; Text: 0927-5899696. Email: or visit our website at