Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Italy and Philippines Highlights: Last Leg of the 3rd Phil. Intl. Pyromusical Festival

Congratulations to Canada for winning the 1st prize for the 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition.  Followed with a tie in second place: Australia and Finland.  Closely On third is Netherlands.

My prediction was correct that Canada will land the top spot!  See my post about Canada's performance: http://wazupphilippines.blogspot.com/2012/03/canadas-fireworks-display-highlights.html

In the last leg of the competition, Italy was the last to showcase their entry.  The Philippines was there for an exhibition display.  In the middle part, Philippines had suffered a technical problem after the Close Up Closer You and I theme.  However, after sometime, the problem was rectified and Philippines continued to Wow the crowd.  There was something special especially with the colors used by Philippines, just look at the photos below.

Below are some of the highlights of the night's performances:


Here are Italy's Fireworks Display video:


Here are Philippine's Fireworks Display video:

Credits:  Photos and Videos by Ted Claudio of Teddy Bear Photography:  www.facebook.com/tbfoto

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Grand Pyromusical Culminating Concert

SM Mall of Asia was packed for the culmination of the Pyromusical Competition with Italy and Philippines displaying their fireworks extravaganza on March 17, 2012.

To close the Philippine International Pyromusical Competition,Close UP entertained and delighted the crowd with special performances from Rico Blanco, Gino Padilla, Barbie Almalbis, and Never The Strangers band.

The program was hosted by Jessica Mendoza and Rico Robles.

Here are the photos and video of the concert:

Rico Robles and Jessica Mendoza hosting the program

Ian Batherson and Valerie Weigmann: Stars in the new Close Up Music Video "Moving Closer"

Gino Padilla sang the classic Close Up theme "Closer You and I"

Gino Padilla

The Funny Bone Game

It was Rico Blanco's birthday and the crowd was singing the Happy Birthday Song for him while Rico video records that moment using his phone

Big crowd at SM Mall of Asia who watched the fireworks display and the concert
Rico Blanco on keyboards singing "Come closer to me now!"

Rico Blanco interacting with the crowd

Never The Strangers Band, who sang the new Close Up theme "Moving Closer"

Group hug for the performers at the Concert (minus Barbie)

Rico Blanco on guitars rocking the crowd

Rico and his band performed well pleasing the crowd

Great performance by Rico
Here is the video of Rico's finale number for the concert:

Photos and Videos by Teddy Claudio of Teddy Bear Photography www.facebook.com/tbfoto


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Photo Ops and Contest: Italy vs Philippines - Last Leg of the 3rd Phil. Intl. Pyromusical Competition

Your last chance to see the brightest show on Earth, the last performance of this year's Pyromusical Competition.

On March 17, 2012, at the SM Mall of Asia,  it will be Italy and our very own Team Philippines who will be showcasing their fireworks artistry.

This weekend, show your support to Team Philippines and enjoy the fireworks display and a concert sponsored by Close Up featuring Rico Blanco, Barbie Almalbis, Gino Padilla and Never the Strangers band.

For more details and ticket information, please visit: http://www.pyrophilippines.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/smmallofasia for special promos.

You can also join the photo contest where the 1st prize is P 15,000 + DSLR.  For details, please visit:

Try your luck as well in the texting competition draw:  You may text to win a trip for 2 to the winning country of the Pyromusical Competition. Just text: VOTE (space) PYROMOA (space) iLIKE (space) country code and send to 2948. You may also get to win VIP tickets and Canon Cameras.  For this week, use AU for Australia and CA for Canada.

Avail of free and discounted tickets under the Close Up promos.  Buy P100 worth of Close Up products and you get free P100 ticket or use it as 50% discount for the P300 or P500 tickets.  For more details, please see: https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=317294081641377


- Video courtesy of Plantinum Fireworks You Tube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/PlatinumFireworks/videos

- Close Up poster from Close Up Philippines FB page: https://www.facebook.com/CloseupPhilippines

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Magnum Launch Red Carpet and Party

Magnum Ice Cream Launch complete with celebrity Red Carpet and party was held on March 14, 2012 at Whitespace Makati.

Here are some of the Red Carpet photos:

Here are some of the party photos:

Credits:  Photos taken by Ted Claudio of Teddy Bear Photography (www.facebook.com/tbfoto)