Billboard Philippines Hot 100: June 12, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Philippines Hot 100 for the week of June 12, 2017. The list will also feature the top local performer of the week, highlighting the best performing single from a Filipino artist or band.

1. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You.

2. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like.

3. Bruno Mars – Versace on the Floor.

4. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One.

5. The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – Closer.

6. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito.

7. The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay – Something Just Like This.

8. Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye.

9. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic.

10. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go.

Top Local Performer

21. Iñigo Pascual – Dahil Sa’Yo.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard Philippines for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.


Billboard: The Hot 100’s Top 10 — Week of May 10, 2014

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IN BEHALF OF Ralph Domingo’s From the Tube, Timow’s Blog will list down, for this week, the Top 10 from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of May 10, 2014. Get your notepads and tablets ready, it’s time to list down the top 10 songs!

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Smackdown 13/12/13: Ambrose Commentary Again – Because He Can

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And me having watched this Shield vs Usos match with the Punk promo later on but nothing else really. Because I can, too. Wasn’t really in the mood for anything else and when I’m being able just to have the best I leave it there. But I don’t really know (until now) why I’ve transcribed several of Dean Ambrose quotes. Certainly because I can this as well but is it useful? Because on YouTube, Tumblr etc. there are certainly several little video outtakes of it by now. But as I’m someone for the written word I’m typing that down – right here, right now.

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Spilled beer for the Beermen. History of beloved Beermen let go unceremoniously.

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Whatever happened to their famous tagline, “Iba na ang may pinagsamahan?” For younger generations following local hoops, they are oblivious as to why older generations who have been a fan of the league are shaking their heads as to the treatment being given by the San Miguel umbrella to its loyal players, most notably, Danny Ildefonso and Danny Seigle. Arguably, these two players were the cornerstone of the franchise after the post-NCC powered and Nelson Asaytono-led San Miguel Beermen and they did a satisfactory job not only resurrecting a dying fan base then but also increasing its fan power.

But, as we all know, the league itself is a business. Team owners will do what is best for business. Am I surprised to see this franchise resort to this tactic? No, because I have seen this franchise trade away beloved players after these players have given everything to this franchise…

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Revisiting the INC-ADD Rivalry

In the history of religious television, no one had a greater impact than the rivalry between two of the most famous religious organizations in the Philippines: the Iglesia ni Cristo and Members Church of God International. The rivalry became a hot topic among church members, other religious groups, and even a small portion of the media for much of the 2000s.

Beginning with the entry of MCGI’s flagship program ‘Ang Dating Daan‘ in 1980, the group led by executive minister Eliseo Soriano became critical of INC’s beliefs, so much so that in June 2001, INC responded with ‘Ang Tamang Daan‘. From then on, the two churches waged a war of words, with topics related to the Bible and church rituals. The war became so intense that even converts from the two churches joined in the discussion.

Ironically, ‘Ang Tamang Daan’ started its broadcasts on SBN 21, which was also the home network of ‘Ang Dating Daan’ at the time. After the debut of ATD, ADD began to air live on a nightly basis, before both programs left SBN 21 for Net 25 and UNTV 37 respectively. The move of both programs changed the makeup of the two networks, with Net 25 now owned by members of the INC while UNTV was purchased by Soriano’s cousin Daniel Razon.

The rivalry between the two churches took its toll on Soriano, who encountered a variety of legal problems filed by the INC. After receiving numerous death threats from INC members, Soriano eventually left overseas, where he continues to preach his own beliefs today. At the same time, INC ministers ceased its on-air criticism of MCGI, and today ‘Ang Tamang Daan’ (and sister program ‘Ang Pagbubunyag’) is aired similarly to other INC programs.

The INC was not the only organization that criticized Soriano’s beliefs. Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy’s The Kingdom of Jesus Christ: The Name Above Every Name, and Pastor Arsenio Ferriol’s Pentecostal Ministry Church of Christ 4th Watch were also staunch critics of Soriano. Even the MTRCB took notice of ‘Ang Dating Daan’, particularly during Soriano’s profanity-laced tirades that earned the program numerous suspensions.

Today, ‘Ang Dating Daan’ and its counterpart ‘Itanong Mo Kay Soriano‘, are being aired under close scrutiny by UNTV management. Even as they focused on preaching their own beliefs, to this day MCGI’s reputation as a true church remains a question mark, thanks in part to the role that the Iglesia ni Cristo took in attempting to take down the Members Church of God International.


MGB Halloween Specials

‘Magandang Gabi, Bayan”s Halloween specials were a cherished tradition for viewers during Halloween week. Sadly it’s been nearly a decade since the last MGB Halloween episode.

Before Saturday night television viewing was taken over by tearjerkers such as ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya‘ and ‘Magpakailanman‘, news and public affairs programs such as ‘Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho‘, ‘Imbestigador‘ and ‘XXX: Eksklusibong, Explosibong Expose’ were keeping viewers informed during the weekend. But let’s go back to the 90s, and one classic program came to mind.

ABS-CBN‘s ‘Magandang Gabi, Bayan‘ became a standard of excellence for investigative journalism. The program’s title was a trademark of host Noli de Castro, who frequently begins and ends ‘TV Patrol‘ with this phrase, and likewise uses a variation of the phrase whenever he host his DZMM morning program ‘Kabayan, Kapangyarihan ng Mamamayan, Balita at Talakayan’. The program became closely identifiable with de Castro, and was famous for ‘Kabayan”s hard-hitting interviews with various guests, as well as a detailed study at current events and issues that shaped the nation at the time.

However, its most famous tradition was its Halloween specials. In each special, ‘Kabayan’ would discuss urban myths, encounters with the supernatural, horror stories, and even places that were deemed haunted by bad spirits. The MGB Halloween specials became a chilling affair for the viewer, especially when de Castro narrates in his normally baritone voice how each horror tale took place. The specials would continue even after de Castro ran for the Senate in 2001, but its final special aired in 2005, months before MGB was pulled off the air.

When de Castro returned to ABS-CBN after a nine-year run as both a senator and a vice president, he did not convince management to revive MGB. Instead he focused on both ‘TV Patrol’ and his radio program ‘Kabayan’, but in 2011, the traditional MGB Halloween specials returned as a one-off documentary. The special ‘Kababalaghan’ reminded viewers of how the MGB Halloween specials scared the life out of them, especially when de Castro’s baritone turns spookier with every word. The documentary trended on social media when it aired.

It is unknown when another one-off MGB Halloween special will be produced, but one thing is certain: Halloween won’t be the same without Magandang Gabi, Bayan’s Halloween specials.