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PhilPOP MEGAWORLD Mall Tour

1M Grand prizewinners from left: hip hop artists and songwriters Yumi Lacsamana, Thyro Alfaro, QUEST and Sam Concepcion. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

1M Grand prizewinners from left: hip hop artists and songwriters Yumi Lacsamana, Thyro Alfaro, QUEST and Sam Concepcion. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

The dazzling FINALS night last July 20, 2013 belonged to Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana who won the grand prize of 1 million pesos for their song DATI interpreted by Sam Concepcion and Tippy Dos Santos. Now the PHILPOP finalists will have a mall tour starting this Friday August 9 at the Eastwood Mall in Libis Quezon City. The event is practically a free concert. But buying the PHILPOP CD gives you a VIP seat.

PHILPOP sign lights up the MERALCO building façade and theater. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

PHILPOP sign lights up the MERALCO building façade and theater. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

Hosts Jasmine Curtis Smith recently won Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress for TRANSIT and Ogie Alcasid will have a 25th Anniversary concert this August 16. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

Hosts Jasmine Curtis Smith recently won Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress for TRANSIT and Ogie Alcasid will have a 25th Anniversary concert this August 16. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

PHILPOP features the freshest and best Original Pilipino Music and this is your chance to see them live with the mall tour. (For pics and article on finals night click here) Just in case you miss it there will also be a concert at LUCKY CHINATOWN ATRIUM on August 17 and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill on August 18.

Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18).

Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18).

from left: PLDT and SMART Chairman Manny V Pangilinan, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez and TV5 Pres. Noel Lorenzana. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: PLDT and SMART Chairman Manny V Pangilinan, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez and TV5 Pres. Noel Lorenzana. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

PHILPOP Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan said, “Nation building has become an integral part of our mission as a business. Together with our group of companies, the PhilPOP Music Fest Foundation aims to support this nation building effort through music in our society today. There has been a detectable need to initiate an undertaking as significant as PhilPOP to remind people where our music would and should be headed.”

Finals night: Martin Nievera and Regine Velasquez were among the many star guest performers, which included Charice Pempengco, The Ryan Cayabyab Singers, The Company, 5AZ1, Baihana, The Opera, and beat box artist Myke Salomon. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

Finals night: Martin Nievera and Regine Velasquez were among the many star guest performers, which included Charice Pempengco, The Ryan Cayabyab Singers, The Company, 5AZ1, Baihana, The Opera, and beat box artist Myke Salomon. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

(right) Christian Bautista is The Prince in RW Manila’s CINDERELLA. Christian interpreted ARAW ULAP LANGIT composed by (left) Marlon Barnuevo. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

(right) Christian Bautista is The Prince in RW Manila’s CINDERELLA. Christian interpreted ARAW ULAP LANGIT composed by (left) Marlon Barnuevo. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

The stars that shone at the FINALS night belonged to the interpreters like Karylle who performed SAYO NA LANG AKO by Lara Maigue and Christian Bautista ARAW, ULAP, LANGIT by Marlon Barnuevo. Both exceptional singers will be the lead in Resort’s World Manila’s production of CINDERELLA this October. Yael Yuzon, Kean Cipriano, KLEGGY, Joey Ayala, Six Part Invention, Sitti and Julianne Tarroja, Ace Libre of Never The Strangers are just a few of the names that will attract fans to the show.

from left: Joey Ayala (PAPEL), Denise Barbaceña, DJ Silver filter, Paul Armesin (SEGUNDO) and Yael Yuzon. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Joey Ayala (PAPEL), Denise Barbaceña, DJ Silver filter, Paul Armesin (SEGUNDO) and Yael Yuzon. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

PANSAMANTAGAL composer Jungee Marcelo shoots the spectacle w his iphone5 with him are Sitti Navarro (right) and Julianne Tarroja (left). Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

PANSAMANTAGAL composer Jungee Marcelo shoots the spectacle w his iphone5 with him are Sitti Navarro (right) and Julianne Tarroja (left). Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Phil Pop Exec Dir. Ryan Cayabyab, Phil Pop Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, Ney Dimaculangan, 1st Runner Up awardee Johnoy Danao (Kung Di man). Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Phil Pop Exec Dir. Ryan Cayabyab, Phil Pop Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, Ney Dimaculangan, 1st Runner Up awardee Johnoy Danao (Kung Di man). Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

The songwriter’s themselves however are more often than not accomplished singers as well. Personally I’m hoping the songwriters get to show their talents in interpreting their own songs as well or jamming with their more famous counterparts. Johnoy Danao for example who wrote KUNG DI MAN interpreted by Ney Dimaculangan earned the SMART Audience Choice Award. Danao is himself a YouTube sensation getting rave reviews from fans and music critics alike. His podcasts are among the most popular among Filipino artists, which has earned him the moniker “Philippines’ Best Kept Secret”.

from left: 1st Runner Up awardee Johnoy Danao (Kung Di man), Ney Dimaculangan, Six part Invention’s Rey Cantong and Kaye Malana-Cantong (interpreted TIME MACHINE composed by Kenneth Faraon). Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: 1st Runner Up awardee Johnoy Danao (Kung Di man), Ney Dimaculangan, Six part Invention’s Rey Cantong and Kaye Malana-Cantong (interpreted TIME MACHINE composed by Kenneth Faraon). Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: ASKAL Composer Ganny Brown with Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: ASKAL Composer Ganny Brown with Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola.
Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

From the official PHILPOP handbook profiles:

GANNY BROWN- was a former pastor of the United Pentecostal Church. With 21 years in ministerial service as an evangelist and singer songwriter. He stopped in the ministry and resorted to secular music. He has released two novelty albums which circulated in many parts of Mindanao like Davao, Davao Del Sur, Bukidnon, North and South Cotabato. He is a radio announcer in Kidapawan City and does the rounds performing in local gigs and concerts. Jose and Wally interpreted Ganny’s song ASKAL.

from left: ASKAL Composer Ganny Brown with Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: ASKAL Composer Ganny Brown with Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola.
Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

(center) Karylle is the lead star in Resort’s World Manila’s CINDERELLA, she interpreted SAYO NA LANG AKO composed by (left) Lara Maigue. The song landed in the top 5 of the Phil Pop Music fest 2013. (right foreground) ASKAL Composer Ganny Brown. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

(center) Karylle is the lead star in Resort’s World Manila’s CINDERELLA, she interpreted SAYO NA LANG AKO composed by (left) Lara Maigue. The song landed in the top 5 of the Phil Pop Music fest 2013. (right foreground) ASKAL Composer Ganny Brown. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

LARA MAIGUE- is a 21-year-old classical and Jazz singer. She was born in a family of musicians. Her dad is a professor at the U.P. College of Music, a conductor and arranger. Her mom is a soprano and was her first classical mentor. In 2006 she became a member of a classical pop group OPERA BELLES. They released their self titled album under SONY Music in 2011. But she’ll be moving forward this year as a solo artist. She’s currently a voice major at the U.P. College of Music and a managing partner of their family’s music school: MAIGUE MUSIC STUDIOS. Karylle interpreted her song SAYO NA LANG AKO.

from left: PHILPOP Top5 Lara Maigue SAYO NA LANG AKO with Cellist Giancarlo Gonzales and Kai Honasan. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: PHILPOP Top5 Lara Maigue SAYO NA LANG AKO with Cellist Giancarlo Gonzales and Kai Honasan. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Myrus Apacible SANA PINATAY MO NA LANG AKO, Karylle, Lara Maigue SAYO NA LANG AKO and Joey Ayala PAPEL. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Myrus Apacible SANA PINATAY MO NA LANG AKO, Karylle, Lara Maigue SAYO NA LANG AKO and Joey Ayala PAPEL. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

MYRUS APACIBLE – is a certified Gold Record Artist for the album LOVE CYCLE and the man behind the hits SA ISANG SULYAP MO and PUSONG LITO. Which were used as teleserye theme songs. He is also a producer, vocal arranger and proud advocate of Original Pilipino Music (OPM). He is the project head of the TUNOG NATIN OPM Concert Series, that is conceptualized to promote the appreciation of and rally support for OPM among today’s youth.

from left: Songwriter Myrus Apacible (SANA PINATAY MO NA LANG AKO) with interpreter and YouTube sensation Kimpoy Feliciano. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Songwriter Myrus Apacible (SANA PINATAY MO NA LANG AKO) with interpreter and YouTube sensation Kimpoy Feliciano. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Raffy Calicdan SPACE hugs Lara Maigue SAYO NA LANG AKO while Kimpoy Feliciano dances with Karylle. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Raffy Calicdan SPACE hugs Lara Maigue SAYO NA LANG AKO while Kimpoy Feliciano dances with Karylle. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

RAFFY CALICDAN- is a member of a male group TAKEOFF which earned the Aliw Awards Best New Artist (Group) in 2011 and Best Performance (Group) in 2012. His songwriting used to be only for the group. His recent success came after writing HANDANG UMIBIG MULI for Sarah Geronimo’s ONE HEART album. He also composed and sang the theme of a radio show on BGY LS 97.1 FM entitled WANTED SWEETHEART.

from left: songwriter Raffy Calicdan (SPACE) with interpreters Kean Cipriano of Calllalilly and Ang Banda ni Kleggy. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: songwriter Raffy Calicdan (SPACE) with interpreters Kean Cipriano of Calllalilly and Ang Banda ni Kleggy. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

Songwriter Raffy Calicdan (SPACE). Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

Songwriter Raffy Calicdan (SPACE). Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Phil Pop Exec. Dir Ryan Cayabyab, PLDT and SMART Chairman Manny V Pangilinan, Phil Pop Pres. Ricky Vargas and Assoc. Exec Dir Patricia Hizon. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Phil Pop Exec. Dir Ryan Cayabyab, PLDT and SMART Chairman Manny V Pangilinan, Phil Pop Pres. Ricky Vargas and Assoc. Exec Dir Patricia Hizon. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

You can also purchase the PHILPOP 2013 album through SMART Music on: www.smart.com.ph/music.

Smart will start offering content from MCA Music at very affordable rates and convenient terms through “Smart Music”, its new online music portal which instantly becomes the largest digital store of its kind in the country.

1M Grand prizewinners from left: hip hop artists and songwriters Thyro Alfaro, Yumi Lacsamana, Tippy Dos Santos, Sam Concepcion and QUEST. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

1M Grand prizewinners from left: hip hop artists and songwriters Thyro Alfaro, Yumi Lacsamana, Tippy Dos Santos, Sam Concepcion and QUEST. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Ace Libre of Never The Strangers interpreted SOMETIMES THAT HAPPENS composed by Niño Regalado and Adrienne Sarmiento. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Ace Libre of Never The Strangers interpreted SOMETIMES THAT HAPPENS composed by Niño Regalado and Adrienne Sarmiento. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

Smart Music will offer music downloads for as low as P15 per track – the lowest peso rate in the digital music market today. New releases will be sold at P20 each track –roughly half the comparable rates of other online music stores.

from left: First Pacific Leadership Academy Executive Dir. Roy Agustin K. Evalle, Dudut Jaworski, PLDT and SMART Chairman Manny V Pangilinan. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: First Pacific Leadership Academy Executive Dir. Roy Agustin K. Evalle, Dudut Jaworski, PLDT and SMART Chairman Manny V Pangilinan. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

1M Grand prizewinners from left: hip hop artists and songwriters Yumi Lacsamana, Thyro Alfaro (covered), QUEST and Sam Concepcion. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

1M Grand prizewinners from left: hip hop artists and songwriters Yumi Lacsamana, Thyro Alfaro (covered), QUEST and Sam Concepcion. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

Philpop 2013 is presented by Meralco and Smart. It is co-presented by Maynilad, PLDT, and TV5. Major sponsors include NLEX, Sun Cellular, Jollibee, the First Pacific Leadership Academy, Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Philex, Sony, its media partners Business Mirror, Business World, Myx, Radio Republic, Rappler, RX 93.1, its production partners Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Essensuals Tony and Guy, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, Jing Monis Salon, and the Universal Records.

from left: Yael Yuzon, Regine Velasquez, Mikke Cojuangco-Jaworski and Karylle.  Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Yael Yuzon, Regine Velasquez, Mikke Cojuangco-Jaworski and Karylle. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Songwriter Myrus Apacible (SANA PINATAY MO NA LANG AKO) with interpreter and YouTube sensation Kimpoy Feliciano. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Songwriter Myrus Apacible (SANA PINATAY MO NA LANG AKO) with interpreter and YouTube sensation Kimpoy Feliciano. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18).

Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18).

Regine Velasquez was among many star guest performers during the Finals night. Other stars included Martin Nievera, Charice Pempengco, The Ryan Cayabyab Singers, The Company, 5AZ1, Baihana, The Opera, and beat box artist Myke Salomon. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

Regine Velasquez was among many star guest performers during the Finals night. Other stars included Martin Nievera, Charice Pempengco, The Ryan Cayabyab Singers, The Company, 5AZ1, Baihana, The Opera, and beat box artist Myke Salomon. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Cinemalaya Best Supporting actress Jasmine Curtis Smith TRANSIT, PhilPOP Top5 Lara Maigue, 1M Grand Prize winners Yumi Lacsamana, Thyro Alfaro and Sam Concepcion. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Cinemalaya Best Supporting actress Jasmine Curtis Smith TRANSIT, PhilPOP Top5 Lara Maigue, 1M Grand Prize winners Yumi Lacsamana, Thyro Alfaro and Sam Concepcion. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: RWM CINDERELLA’s Christian Bautista congratulates rapper QUEST. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: RWM CINDERELLA’s Christian Bautista congratulates rapper QUEST. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Phil Pop Exec. Dir Ryan Cayabyab presents PLDT and SMART Chairman Manny V Pangilinan a plaque of appreciation. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Phil Pop Exec. Dir Ryan Cayabyab presents PLDT and SMART Chairman Manny V Pangilinan a plaque of appreciation. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18).

Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18).

from left: PANSAMANTAGAL composed by Jungee Marcelo, Sitti Navarro and Julianne Tarroja. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: PANSAMANTAGAL composed by Jungee Marcelo, Sitti Navarro and Julianne Tarroja. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Carlo Orosa, Karylle, Tippy Dos Santos, Sam Concepcion pose with hot boy band 5AZ1 and REPERTOY Phils Audie Gemora. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Carlo Orosa, Karylle, Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos, pose with hot boy band 5AZ1 and REPERTORY Phils Audie Gemora. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Grand Prize winners Yumi Lacsamana, Thyro Alfaro (DATI), 1st Runner Up Johnoy Danao (KUNG DI MAN) Universal Records General Mgr Kathleen Go, Ney Dimaculangan, Universal Records Producer Ito Rapadas and Unicap Managing Dir George Go. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Grand Prize winners Yumi Lacsamana, Thyro Alfaro (DATI), 1st Runner Up Johnoy Danao (KUNG DI MAN) Universal Records General Mgr Kathleen Go, Ney Dimaculangan, Universal Records Producer Ito Rapadas and Unicap Managing Dir George Go. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from right Yael Yuzon shoots a video of girlfriend Karylle for her twitter account with Phil Pop Exec. Dir Ryan Cayabyab. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from right Yael Yuzon shoots a video of girlfriend Karylle for her twitter account with Phil Pop Exec. Dir Ryan Cayabyab. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

You can also purchase the PHILPOP 2013 album through SMART Music on: www.smart.com.ph/music.

Philpop 2013 is presented by Meralco and Smart. It is co-presented by Maynilad, PLDT, and TV5. Major sponsors include NLEX, Sun Cellular, Jollibee, the First Pacific Leadership Academy, Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Philex, Sony, its media partners Business Mirror, Business World, Myx, Radio Republic, Rappler, RX 93.1, its production partners Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Essensuals Tony and Guy, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, Jing Monis Salon, and the Universal Records.

from left: SMART Wireless Consumer Division Head Charles Lim, SMART Music Marketing and Innovations Head Melissa Limcaoco presented the 1st runner up trophy to Johnoy Danao for the song KUNG DI MAN interpreted by Ney Dimaculangan. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: SMART Wireless Consumer Division Head Charles Lim, SMART Music Marketing and Innovations Head Melissa Limcaoco presented the 1st runner up trophy to Johnoy Danao for the song KUNG DI MAN interpreted by Ney Dimaculangan. Catch the PHILPOP 2013 finalists on their mall tour in EASTWOOD Central Plaza (Aug 9), LUCKY CHINATOWN Atrium (Aug 17) and VENICE PIAZZA at McKinley Hill (Aug 18). Photo by Jude Bautista

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