Reduce! Re-use! Re-cycle! It’s easy as 1, 2, 3. Continue reading Science Discovery Center
A single note began its lonely wail and hushed the crowd to a reserved calm. In the darkness, it skirted down the stage, past the aisles, bouncing against the walls, touching the theater doors and back. Continue reading GITARISTA (Prelude)
Wrote several music themes for TV5’s morning program. Continue reading TV5 Good Morning Club Music Themes
A collaboration and song entry for one those song competitions. As usual, Kim is amazing. Continue reading Suko
What better way to kick off summer than to do our part as earthkeepers? Continue reading Treeplanting with Homeschoolers
One big prevailing word was etched in my mind while writing this: SUPERFICIAL and Esther’s song personifies that. If you read the lyrics, listen to the chord changes and how the melody is constructed, you can tell that I had so much fun writing it. Continue reading Beauty Queen, song of Esther
Was invited by Lifebox to speak at a Leadership Forum at University of the Philippines, Diliman (my alma mater and where I taught for 8 years). Continue reading Leadership Forum – University of The Philippines
TV5’s newest late night news program featuring Paulo Bediones, Cheri Mercado and Jove Francisco. Continue reading TV5 Pilipinas News Music Theme
Featuring Paolo Bediones public service program. Continue reading TV5: Rescue 5 Music Theme
Wrote some music themes for a chic and hip channel called Velvet. Continue reading Velvet Channel Music Themes
I got a text message from a masscom student in Letran University asking if I wanted to score their indie film. I didn’t even ask what it was about and just said: Sure. Continue reading Indie Film: Kawala – Colegio de San Juan de Letran
A dream come true! I’ve always wanted to be featured in Entrepreneur Magazine. I didn’t think it would happen so soon. Continue reading Entrepreneur Magazine Feature
A lot of people think this is a love song. Well it is, and it isn’t.
This is the second of 3 power-pop-ballads in the roster (the other ones are “Still”, song of Rachel and “Beautiful”, song of the Daughters of Job). Meaning: it’s formulaic. I’ve always touted this one as the American Idol song because it’s meant to be sung in a “take the stage” way or at least something that would sound good in karaoke. Haha. Continue reading So Much More, song of Abigail
This is one of those compositions where it just didn’t flow. It was a brain-whacker. What’s a word that rhymes with this…what about that? Maybe the last chorus can be sung a pitch higher for that grand effect? What an admission, right? Continue reading Still, song of Rachel
The Tulfo brothers bring their distinct brand of public service in a program that promises to deliver quick action to people’s everyday concerns.
Title: T3 Kapatid Sagot Kita
Client: TV5 News and Public Affairs
Type: Music theme and music beds
Original music theme with variations for bed (chase, drama, suspense, revelation).
What a privilege in being tasked to select the best songs of the year for this year’s Awit Awards. Continue reading Judging for The Awit Awards 2011
We may not be able to plant as many trees as we want in our lifetime, but planting seeds of learning and caring for the environment in the hearts of children will surely go a long way. This was the simple guiding principle of an odd mix of people (my 60-year old mother, myself, and two young mountaineers) who decided to travel to Ipo Dam at least once a month to educate the children about earthkeeping.
Ipo Dam in Bulacan province is a reservoir that supplies Metro Manila its major water needs. But because of deforestation, clean water and flood management has been a major problem for everyone. Illegal settlers in Ipo Dam are the main culprits of kaingin (the slashing and burning of forest trees for cultivation purposes).
You can’t see the book from this angle…but it’s Noah’s Ark! Talk about flood control.
Thankfully, they allow their children to attend our nature activities. Our informal classroom agenda consists of singing songs like “Ang Mga Ibon” (The Birds), games such as trash-gathering, stories like “Diola, Heroine of Philippine Eagles”, bird-watching and rock piling. Of course, we also teach them about the dangers of kaingin.
We know that there is the challenge of understanding the big picture of things economy-wise, setting up alternative livelihood programs, and instilling a deep personal conviction of stewardship for our one and only home—the earth. But when we put our heads together and get on our feet, great things can happen from small beginnings! At least, that’s what we believe.
By the way, if any of you are interested in doing something like this, let me know! Leave a comment below and let’s make the world a better place.
Title: Balitang 60
Type: Music Theme
URL: Balitang 60 Wikipage
Music score for TV5’s Balitang 60 with Jove Francisco and Chi Bocobo.
This is just for the fun of it. Here’s what happens when you have an artsy fartsy weekend with a talented artist. Continue reading Any Given Night
WWF Philippines’ local version of Discovery Channel’s “The World Is Just Awesome (Boom Deyada)”. Continue reading WWF: The World Is Just Awesome
In light of Advocacy Journalism, KRUSADA focuses on the different causes of ABS-CBN’s veteran pool of news anchors every week. In their crusades, the journalists take on the most sensitive issues the country faces today. Continue reading ABS-CBN: Krusada Music Theme
A half-hour news program with veteran news anchors Raffy Tulfo and Amelyn Veloso. Airs Monday-Friday at 12:00 noon. Continue reading TV5: Balitaang Tapat
A corporate video for BUPLAS. Continue reading BUPLAS Corporate Video by Future Press and Cambridge University Press
An investigative news program hosted by Luchi Cruz-Valdes. Journo (slang for journalists) dissects every angle of compelling stories by journalists. Airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Continue reading TV5 Journo Music Theme
Alagang Kapatid is TV5’s documentary and features show that tackles health issues and medical developments. Airs Saturday and Sunday at 7am. Hosted by Cheryl Cosim. Continue reading TV5: Alagang Kapatid Music Theme
Conducting Google Apps Training at TWR (TransWorld Radio) in Baguio.
Title: Elmer Fuentes
Client: WWF Philippines
Original music score. Directed by Mark Limchoa.
Client: OMF Literature
Original music score and sound design.