“Metrowear Icon Francis Libiran: The TV Special” Airs This Weekend!

On Metro Magazine’s 25th anniversary, designer to the stars was recently named the latest Metrowear Icon. Incommemoration of this, Metro will be airing a television special to celebrate Francis Libiran’s unique talents, set to air this Saturday (January 25) at 9pm and Sunday (January 26) at 10:30pm on the Lifestyle Network (SkyCable channel 53).


Libiran has gained renown for his elegant style and great skill with draping fabrics and doing intricate beadwork. His creations have drawn the attention of fashionistas in both local and international circles. Among the stars that have been fortunate to wear his beautiful dresses and bespoke suits are the likes of Anne Curtis, Sam Milby, Shaina Magdayao, Billy Crawford, Xian Lim and Kim Chiu. For major events like the Star Magic Ball, the brightest (and most fashion-savvy) of stars look forward to wearing his creations. His latest fashion coup was creating the dresses and gowns worn by 2013 Miss World winner, Megan Young. His coral beaded evening won him raves all around.

A major career highlight for Libiran was when his whimsical creations – made using all kinds of Hello Kitty merchandise – was worn by the model-contestants for one of their photo shoots in the 18th season highly-rated program “America’s Next Top Model.” No less than host Tyra Banks wore one of his gowns when she attended the 4th Annual Blossom Ball in New York earlier this year.

Don’t miss out on the Metrowear Icon Francis Libiran: The TV Special this weekend. For more of style embodied, grab a copy of Metro Magazine’s latest issue at bookstores and newsstands nationwide.

TV5 Go5! TV Special Event Airs this Sunday!

This Sunday, expect a grand television spectacle as TV5 airs Go5! The TV5 Special Event at 9:30PM. The event was recently held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila for network executives, advertisers and members of the media.
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Go5! opened big with a dramatic number headlined by rocker and Kanta Pilipinas host Rico Blanco along with young stars Arci Muñoz, Valeen Montenegro, Eula Caballero, Victor Silayan, Daniel Matsunaga, Malak So Shdifat, Gerard Sison, John James Uy, Ritz Azul, and Kidlat star Derek Ramsay. Viewers will also get to see unforgettable performances from Arnell Ignacio, Tuesday Vargas, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Alex Gonzaga, Danita Paner, JC de Vera, Edgar Allan Guzman, Sophie Albert, Vin Abrenica, Talentadong Pinoy Hall of Famers, GAGA Dancers, and Kanta Pilipinas finalists. The night’s presenters included NEWS 5 chief Luchi Cruz-Valdes , Paolo Bediones, AKTV Ambassadors Phil and James Younghusband, AKTV Center host Benjie Paras, Aga Muhlach, Edu Manzano, Joey de Leon, Alice Dixson, Lucy Torres, Ryan Agoncillo, Marvin Agustin, Alex Gonzaga, Wendell Ramos, Gelli de Belen, Ruffa Gutierrez and Superstar Nora Aunor who shared why she is “Happy Maging Kapatid”.

TV5 chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP) also gave a rousing speech on the network’s plans, citing how the Kapatid Network has grown significantly in the past three years. He also emphasized that TV5 is going beyond television, as the Network is the best equipped to develop different media platforms that touch the lives of more Filipinos.

Other guests who have special performances on Go5! include The Company, maestro Ryan Cayabyab, the Kilyawan Children’s Choir and the Manila Symphony Orchestra.

Go5! The TV5 Special Event will air on Sunday, January 20 at 9:30PM right after airing this Sunday, January 20 at 9:30pm right after The Million Peso Money Drop.

Ogie Alcasid’s Silver Anniversary Special ‘The Songwriter and The Hitmakers’ Airs on SNBO!

This Sunday (November 25), GMA Network ushers in the 25th year of the country’s premiere singer-songwriterOgie Alcasid with the airing of his special docu-musical dubbed as “The Songwriter and The Hitmakers” on Sunday Night Box Office (SNBO).


This TV special will feature Ogie together with some of the country’s top record-setting singers who are also part of his album. His silver anniversary will be marked by an 8-segment docu-musical which elevates Ogie to the status of Master Songwriter.

Viewers will witness the story of Ogie’s beginnings from being a member of the Kundirana choir to his family’s concerted efforts to give him an opportunity to reach greater heights as an OPM artist. He will have a comedic performance of one of his hits, “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala”, with Michael V. as they perform one of their most in-demand skits in Bubble Gang.

As a tribute to his parents who have supported him all the way, Ogie’s song “To You” will be performed by Richard Poon, and will be supplemented by the famous “Yaya and Angelina” skit featuring Michael V and Ogie.

In another segment, Ogie will perform “Ikaw Ang Aking Pangarap” as a way of showing his appreciation for his blessings, most importantly his family. He will also interview his wife, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid in their own home, and also perform “Tayong Dalawa”, the song that he wrote for their wedding.

The Silver Anniversary Special will also feature a performance by Rachelle Ann Go of the song “Mula Ngayon”. The cast of Bubble Gang’s Boy Pickup will deliver their wittiest lines with reference to Ogie’s songs and will also include a bit of repartee about him being a controversial figure. The special will also show a music video performance featuring Jaya and Jay-r with the song “Nakaw Na Sandali”.

La Diva will also perform the song “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw”, while one of Ogie’s idols, Gary Valenciano will also herald the undying stories of love with the song “Kailangan Kita”.

Meanwhile, Ogie will conduct a surprise mob chorale singing “Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka” held at the SM Mall Of Asia.

And lastly, Ogie will end this celebration on a comedic musical note as he reprises the segment “OJ” with his friend Janno Gibbs.

“The Songwriter and The Hitmakers” will air on November 25 on SNBO.

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