How life has turned around! In my preschool years, I’ve had two birthday parties at Shakey’s Greenhills. One time, we wore these funny Continue reading Shakey’s “Make It Wow” Party Jingles
Wrote and produced the jingle for BellaVita, a subsdiary of Ayala Land. Sung by Percival Sabanal and Kim Manalili. Continue reading BellaVita Jingle
Conducted a crash course on sound engineering for live performances. Happy to meet you, Ateneo Musicians’ Pool. You are a Continue reading Workshop with Ateneo Musicians’ Pool
I was invited to share about strategies on self-publishing by the National Book Development Board (NBDB) on the Continue reading 7th Philippine International Literary Festival
From page one, I could already hear music playing in the background. I couldn’t help but create a soundtrack right after I finished reading it. Continue reading Bloodline Maharlika Music Theme
Was invited to speak at Miriam High School, an exclusive school for girls. Shared music production tidbits, a little music history, and examples of my work. I haven’t been teaching in a long while so I really enjoyed this. Continue reading Music Production Talk at Miriam High School
Did music scoring, sound design, audio clean-ups, mixing and mastering for the first and third episodes of How Do I Look Asia. Featuring Jeannie Mai, Sazzy Falak as host, and “fashion victims” from all over Asia. Continue reading How Do I Look (Asia) Music Score
Wrote breakbeats and did a little sound design for a health drink called YoMost. These Vietnamese kids can move. Continue reading YoMost Ad
“Food safety is a key component of health security and a shared responsibility among all stakeholders along the food chain. Governments need to make food safety a top priority and invest in food safety to the benefit of health and economic development. Government must also take responsibility and engage in regional and international cooperation.” -World Health Organization Continue reading World Health Organization on Food Safety Music Score
“The PhilPop Musicfest Foundation is an advocate of Filipino music that seeks to resound and preserve our vanishing, perhaps forgotten, musical gems, and empower Filipino songwriters whose music can inspire and motivate a nation.” -Philpop Facebook page
I was invited to be a judge in the 4th Philpop Festival, an offshoot of the famous MetroPop songwriting contest in the 70s and 80s. Now headed by then winner Ryan Cayabyab and business mogul Manny Pangilinan, this year’s hopefuls reached around Continue reading PHILPOP 2015 Judging
Fragments is a silent film for the 27th CCP Independent Film & Video Festival, Gawad Alternatibo Shorts during Cinemalaya. Presented in black and Continue reading Fragments Music Soundtrack
Since we’re dealing with a classical figure who is perhaps the biggest celebrity in religious circles, I decided to go the orchestral, feel-good route. The goal was to make it sound grand and movie-ish. “Heavenly” and “angelic” were guiding principles. Continue reading TV5 Music Scores for 2015 Papal Visit
Here’s to cap a blissful twelve months of tutoring, workshops and playing with the kids of Looban community in Quezon City.
The most rewarding thing has been seeing them improve in school and, of course, their smiles. Kudos to all the volunteers and everyone who makes this project a success year after year after year! Continue reading He Cares Foundation Celebration
The most visually impressive audio-visual presentation I have written music for. A 7-minute full motion animation, roadshow feature for San Miguel’s offshore clients. Another fine product by the folks at Acid House Post. Continue reading San Miguel Corporation AVP Music Score
Recording the Universidad de Zamboanga Grand Chorale, rearranging their alma mater’s hymn and the regional song Zamboanga Hermosa are one of the highlights of the year. I’ve recorded plenty of choirs (including those that tour the globe) and I could say that UZGC is a world-class choir in the making. Continue reading Universidad de Zamboanga Grand Chorale
Show: Unang Tikim
Host: Jeremy Favia
Type: Music theme
Producer: Menans Perez
Music: Reev Robledo
Unang Tikim (First Taste), a gastronomic experience like no other, features exotic, healthy and delectable dishes. Insects, rodents or snakes, anyone? Hosted by celebrity chef Jeremy Favia.
Music notes: A quirky and somewhat jazzy-lounge electronic score (that’s a lot of adjectives!), the music is as eclectic as the food the program features. I threw in a lot of kitchen sounds to accentuate the beat, a sassy vocalist, an electric piano pattern, and finally a saxophone riff.
I’ve been excited about this project from the beginning because it required 1) An electronic/orchestral score and 2) futuristic sound design. Continue reading Balls Sports Channel Music Theme
Composed a jingle to promote DSWD’s survey program to improve the lives of the community. Continue reading Listahanan Radio Jingle
Wrote music for a series of plugs announcing TV5’s new image. Found in-between segments (bumper gaps before commercial breaks), all throughout the day. The video shows two of them. Continue reading TV5 News Image Plugs Music Theme
TV5’s Bigtime showcases inspiring stories from ordinary people who reached their dreams through hard work and perseverance. With Twink Macaraig as host.
Project: TV5 Bigtime
Client: TV5 News and Public Affairs
Type: Music Theme
You can watch it online here.
KAYA is a documentary series featuring stories of triumph amidst limitations. With the veterans of TV5’s News and Public Affairs team serving as hosts. Continue reading TV5 Kaya Music Theme
My Movie Channel (formerly Blink Cinema) features Hollywood and award-winning international movies. Currently broadcast on SkyCable and Destiny Cable Channel 25.
Hoops, silk, aerial stunts, dancing, storytelling, and poles(!) in a Filipino mythology setting. How’s that for a concept? When asked months ago if I’d want to work on the music and sound for Polecats Manila’s latest event, my answer was: Hell yeah. Haha. Continue reading Amihan: Indayog at Lahi (Breeze, Rhythm and Lineage)
Malaysia’s number one coffee is now in the Philippines. Happy to be part of the team that introduces this brand to a wider audience. Continue reading Alicafe Music Jingle
The launch of my first full-length novel, my birthday (the following day) and concert in one event. Like most people, I’ve always wondered how it would feel like to have your own book. I don’t have to wonder anymore. Continue reading Gitarista Book Launch
What a great way to start a campaign. A few weeks before the launch of my novel Gitarista, Philippine Star columnist Luis Katigbak interviewed me for an article about self-publishing. Continue reading Gitarista Featured in The Philippine Star
After years of composing original stuff, here’s a first: recording a cover song. With Karla Madamba. Continue reading King of Anything featuring Karla Madamba
Spent the day with kids at Museo Pambata. We had storytelling, games, and a whole lot of fun with the tour. Continue reading Storytelling and Field Trip at Museo Pambata
Wrote a music score for ABS-CBN’s animated election campaign. Continue reading ABS-CBN 2013 Election Campaign Music Theme + Sound Design