Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bong Castillo's Concert

Bong Castillo, owner of Ontario Health Academy and a singer entertained the appreciative crowd at The Opera House. it was a wonderful debut for Bong, who sang original Pilipino music to the delight of the crowd.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Josie de Leon’s ‘Student Showcase’ a hit

Article from Philippine Reporter newspaper of Hermie Garcia

TORONTO - The Josie de Leon School of Performing Arts ribbon cutting ceremony and “Student Showcase” held on Dec. 17 was such a delight to witness. 

Held at their Scarborough location, the ribbon cutting ceremony was headed by Miss Josie de Leon and husband Mark Crescini. Their honorary guests were Ms. Marilen Patricio, Mr. Eugene Habon, Mr. Henry Lee and Cultural Attache of the Philippine Consulate, Ms. Janet Hizon.

The simple ribbon cutting ceremony was then followed by a “Student Showcase.” The program started with congratulatory messages from Josie’s long time friends in the music industry like Mon David, Nyoy Volante, Arthur Manuntag, Jackie Cuyuca- Loyzaga , Leander Mendoza and Vernie Varga , to name a few.

Jessica Mica Ambat was one of the new promising talents featured at the “Student Showcase” by the Josie de Leon School of Performing Arts on Dec. 17 in Scarborough, Ontario.

Miss de Leon welcomed and thanked everyone. She recounted her own experience of having trained at the Center for Pop Music Philippines and how important it is to have the proper training to be a better performer . She also happily and proudly mentioned that one her first students, Haze Joy Tulod won the Global Pinoy Idol and she will be competing in the Philippines to represent Canada in the Grand Finals.

Josie opened up with Natalie Cole’s “Orange Coloured Sky” that displayed her singing prowess and class. Students followed up with numbers singing and acting their feelings while on a “Train Station” and “School” setting which made Henry Lee, one of the honorary guests, to comment “It’s like watching Glee live! Its so delightful.”

During the intermission, one of the students who was lined up for the next “Student Showcase,” Ashley Suuva, sang “Someone Like You” that made one say “wow what a voice, she is surely in good hands with Josie as her mentor.”

Christmas songs filled the second half of the program. Josie headed the finale promising her students that she will always be there for them and how proud she was for their awesome performances that night.

The Josie de Leon School of Performing Arts ( JDLSPA) has officially opened in Scarborough and Mississauga and it is indeed a great training ground for any aspiring performer of any age.

Inah Patrizia Canlapan Impresses in her own Concert

Article from Philippine Courier of Mon Datol 

Toronto – Proving to all and sundry that she could now fly free and alone on stage, 17 year-old Inah Patrizia Canlapan soared high and left the mesmerized full-packed crowd in awe for almost two hours as she breezed through the timeline of musical excellence and returned at the grand Pope John Paull II Polish Cultural Centre guided by the deafening applause of the audience which could not stop praising the new star of Toronto’s music scene.
“She’s so good! She’s changed a lot. Her repertoire of songs really complemented the audience’s mood.
What a performance,” noted EDCILLE Productions’ Eduard Que and Cecille Araneta, who together with journalists Miguel Caducio, Tenny Soriano, Myrna Soriano, Gie & Ace Alvarez and Drs. Solon, Josephine and children Angelina & Annemarie Princess
Guzman watched the show from start to finish and gave an A-1 review.
Produced by Starworx Media and directed by Rei Ching with Butch Mirafl or as musical director, the ‘It’s About Time’ Inah Patrizia major solo concert really lived up to its billing of showcasing the bests of Inah whose opening medley of ‘My life Would Suck Without you’ and ‘It’s My life’ ignited the fi re on house. 
Inah’s ‘Rock & Roll Medley’ followed by medleys of Rey Valera, Manila Sounds and the Telecines’ further rocked the grand hall. Special guest svelte singer Josie de Leon rendition’s of ‘Ikaw’ and as duet with Michael Masangkay gave the show a notch higher.
Other Inah’s guests were Lia Luz, Martina Ortiz-Luis, Glenn Sevillo and kin Mikael & JR Canlapan. 
Emceed by Chris Zoleta with support from Margie Bueno , Belinda Reyes & Chatty Bautista. Here are some photos of the show thru the lenses of TPC’s Miguel Caducio.

Singer Josie de Leon duet of  ‘Ikaw’ with Michael Masangkay  was lovely.

Lia Luz

Martina Ortiz-Luis

Mikael & JR Canlapan. 
Dr. Solon Guzman (FAR RIGHT) poses with members of the Press.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


If there is one thing that is a sure thing in an FV Foods Christmas party, it's that the food is plenty and plenty delicious. You will not run out of food. May pabaon pa. Here are some of the pictures from that exciting food-filled, fun party of FV Foods.