aljon salonga and hessa isabelle gonzales of elites model management hosts “iskoolmate”, a new tv show on ptv-4…

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It’s been a lucky year for Mr. Martin Martin and his models/talents at the Elites Model Management. This 2014, many projects came their way- and that included the special guesting of the Elites models at the recently-concluded anniversary concert of the Philippine Stagers Foundation at the Araneta Coliseum. And now, two of Elites models- Aljon Salonga and Hessa Isabelle Gonzales will soon have their own TV show at PTV-4- entitled “IsKoolMates”.

Yes, Aljon and Hessa will host “IsKoolMates”, another TV talk show from PTV-4 (aside from their top-rating “Personage” show), which tackles education, campus stories and the youth.

“Aljon, one of my best models and talents from Elites, is truly a good speaker, communicator and interviewee”, Mr. Martin said. “A blogger who interviewed Aljon one time was truly impressed with the way Aljon answered his questions. That’s why I am also confident that he could be a good host for a TV show. Aljon is very articulate.”

Joining Aljon on the show, aside from Hessa, is Jules Guiang, who’s the son of Mr. Martin’s classmate at San Beda College during the ’80’s.

Meanwhile, watchout for the forthcoming Elites fashion show at Farmer’s Plaza on this coming 2015, by the month of February. It’s going to be a grand fashion show which will feature all the best male and female models of Elites Model Management.

“And we’re also getting ready for our Boracay invasion very soon!!!”, Mr. Martin said with excitement at the end. “It’s going to be one grand vacation with bits of modelling tasks for us. Photographer Vino Oriarte and blogger Robert Silverio are both joining all of us on this trip! Our major sponsor for this trip is the Pearl of the Pacific Boracay. Mr. Albert Sanson, a distant relative of mine by affinity is the owner of the place. It’s such a great place located at the Station 1 of Boracay.”

With that, need we say more???

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

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the elites visits the shop of fashion designer ulysses king…

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THIS BLOGGER WITH MR. ULYSSES KING
THIS BLOGGER WITH MR. ULYSSES KING

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Nag-dress fitting na ang ilang avant-garde male models ng The Elites Model Management ni Mr. Martin Martin a few days ago sa The Vatican dress shop ng fashion designer na si Ulysses King (located sa 4th floor ng The Podium mall), para sa gaganaping guesting nila sa concert ng Philippine Stagers Foundation entitled “The Stagers at the Big Dome”.

Sa concert na iyon kasi, magsisilbing special guests ang Elites Models and Elites Hearthrobs in a 10-minute production number. Kaya naman, todo suporta sa kanila ang mabait na fashion designer na si Mr. Ulysses King.

Kasama ng The Elites models nu’ng araw na iyon sina Ms. Jackie Caja with her lovely daughter Marie Florence Aquino, ang fotog na si Vino Oriarte, ang Godfather ng The Elites na si Mr. Martin Martin, and yours truly (me, sssip*).

Sampung Elites models ang nag-fitting that day. At tunay namang kay gaganda ng mga men’s wear na ginawa ni Mr. Ulysses King para sa kanila na isusuot ng mga Elites male models sa gaganaping mini fashion number sa said concert.

Present during that day ang mga Elites models na sina Mark Herrera, Nikki Co, Jao Viola, Chad Malit, Mark Lim, Raven de Vera Molina, Christopher Abaya, Nathan Madrigal,  Jeffrey Yamanouchi, at iba pa.

More power to the Elites!

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio, with photos by mr. vino oriarte)

catch the elites models as they guest in “stagers live at the big dome”… THANK YOU!

catch the elites models as they guest in the stagers concert entitled “stagers live at the big dome”. they will be featured in a 10-minute production number- a mini fashion show number- as the stagers sing and dance while they ramp! great production number in one great concert! the date: november 24. the venue: araneta coliseum. the time: 3 pm.
—from sssip 🙂

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“THANK YOU!” (‘from the eleven’)

the elites hearthrobs joins, guests and participates in the forthcoming stagers concert at the araneta coliseum!

“THE ELITES HEARTTHROBS GUESTS AT THE BIG DOME ARANETA COLISEUM CONCERT OF PHILIPPINE STAGERS- ON NOVEMBER 24,2014 (3 P.M. MONDAY)”

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With Robin Kelly Ocampo, John Ernest, Mark Herrera, Nikki Co, Raven De Vera Molina, Mateo Adi, Jao Viola, Aljon Salonga, Marvin Christian Larena Ranera, Mark Lim and MIGGY TOLENTINO.

THIS IS THE "STAGERS: LIVE AT THE BIG DOME" TEASER-POSTER OF THE PHILIPPINE STAGERS FOUNDATION IN WHICH THE ELITES HEARTHROBS ARE PARTICIPATING AND GUESTING IN ONE MINI-FASHION SHOW PRODUCTION NUMBER.
THIS IS THE “STAGERS: LIVE AT THE BIG DOME” TEASER-POSTER OF THE PHILIPPINE STAGERS FOUNDATION IN WHICH THE ELITES HEARTHROBS ARE PARTICIPATING AND GUESTING IN ONE MINI-FASHION SHOW PRODUCTION NUMBER.

“TIYAK NIYAN, MAS LALONG KIKILIGIN ANG LIBO-LIBONG FANS NG PHILIPPINE STAGERS FOUNDATION AT NI VINCE TANADA SA ORAS NA MAKIPAG-MERGE SA KANILA SA ISANG PRODUCTION NUMBER NA FASHION SHOW ANG MGA ELITES HEARTHROBS NA ITO!!! KAKASABIK. OH, MY!!!” — SSSIP 🙂

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ALJON
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MIGGY! MIGGY! MIGGY!!!
MIGGY! MIGGY! MIGGY!!!

 

a public clarification…

PUBLIC CLARIFICATION:

Ang “merging” po na isinulat ko sa aking blog na “Sssip’s Swing” blog (sssip.wordpress.com) ay isa po lamang “artistic expression” na nagre-relate sa pagme-merge ng isang grupo ng self-sustaining theater people at isang grupo rin ng independent modelling group- sila ang Philippine Stagers Foundation at The Elites Model Management nina Vince Tanada at Martin Martin. PERO MAGAGANAP PO LAMANG IYON SA ISANG PRODUCTION NUMBER SA NALALAPIT NA SOLO CONCERT NG PHILIPPINE STAGERS, AT GUEST PO LAMANG DOON ANG ELITES MODEL MANAGEMENT. Nagkaroon kasi ng kaunting confusion sa impresyon ng mga press people and other showbiz “know-hows” nang mai-blog ko ang pagme-merge, diumano, ng Stagers at Elites. At iyon ay isa lamang artistikong paglalahad sa aking parte. Ang nalalapit na concert ng Stagers na magsisilbing reunion ng past and present Stagers ni Vince ay sarili nilang hirap at kayod. The Philippine Stagers Foundation is known as a “self-sustaining theater group”. Nag-exist sila at nag-succeed without the help of any big commercial agencies or benefactors, lalo ring wala silang tie-up sa anumang mga higanteng korporasyon. Kaya huwag naman sanang isipin ng iba na ang pagme-merge ng Stagers at Elites sa isang mini-fashion number lamang sa concert ng Stagers na gaganapin sa Araneta Coliseum on November 24 ng taong ito, ay may iba nang kulay. Huwag nilang isipin na may tie-up na ang Stagers sa fashion industry. Dahil tulad ng Stagers ni Vince, ang The Elites Model Management ni Mr.Martin Martin ay isa ring independent modelling group at hindi umaasa kaninuman. Nagpaunlak lamang si Mr. Martin sa proposal ng yours truly na mag-guest ang The Elites sa concert nina Vince dahil sa salitang “friendship”, meaning, “for friendship’s sake”. Parehong may prinisipyo sina Vince Tanada at Mr. Martin. Ang mga principles at values nila in organizing their own respective groups ay tunay namang hinangaan ng yours truly, dahil naniniwala din po kami sa salitang “independence”. Tulad nila, hindi rin po kami umaaasa sa anumang higanteng media network or movie productions. Kaya naman sinusuportahan namin din ang mga tulad nina Vince at Mr.Martin. KAYA INUULIT KO, SPECIAL GUESTS LAMANG PO ANG THE ELITES SA CONCERT NG STAGERS. Sana’y huwag nilang bigyan ng ibang kulay ang artistic expression na naisulat namin. SALAMAT!

(by robert manuguid silverio)

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MORE PICTURES AT DIREK MARYO J.’S BIRTHDAY BASH!

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(from sssip :-), many thanks to “BLUEGRAND” for uploading above thE classic MUSICAL video moment on YOUTUBE.COM, featuring Ms. Kuh Ledesma and the young Ms. Lea Salonga!)

AND HERE ARE MORE INTIMATE AND CLASSIC MOMENTS, CAPTURED IN PHOTOS BY MR. EDWIN DC AND BROTHER MANUEL DEL CAMPO DURING THE RECENTLY-CONCLUDED BIRTHDAY BASH OF DIREK MARYO J., HELD AT PEPETON’S BAR & RESTAURANT IN MOTHER IGNACIA ST., Q.C. LAST OCTOBER 18, 2014.

MOST OF THE PHOTOS ARE PERSONAL TO THIS BLOGGER, BECAUSE THEY’RE DEAR TO HIS HEART. AND TO DIREK MARYO J.

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a “nirvana” fashion shoot with paul aquino (a model of elites model management)…

Nirvana!

nir·va·na
(in Buddhism) a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth. It represents the final goal of Buddhism.
synonyms: paradise, heaven; bliss, ecstasy, joy, peace, serenity, tranquility; enlightenment.
a state of perfect happiness; an ideal or idyllic place.

 

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PHOTOS BY: NIEL SANTIAGO

AN AUTEN KIT COLLECTION

GROOMING BY: VINCENT PAUL ENOMAR

MODEL: PAUL DOMINIC AQUINO (of THE ELITES MODEL MANAGEMENT BY MR. MARTIN MARTIN)

a benefit cause for tia pusit

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FROM SSSIP 😦
TIA PUSIT, ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED VETERAN FEMALE COMEDIANS HAS BEEN SICK FOR MANY WEEKS NOW. SHE WAS OPERATED ON HER HEART DISEASE, BUT THERE WAS COMPLICATIONS. SHE HAS BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL FOR SOME TIME ALREADY. AFTER HER HEART OPERATION, COMPLICATIONS AROSE BECAUSE OF HER DIABETES ILLNESS AND HER KIDNEY WAS ALSO FAILING.

LET’S ALL HELP TIA PUSIT. LET’S DO OUR OWN LITTLE SHARE OF SAVING HER LIFE.

TIA PUSIT IS A VERY CLOSE FRIEND OF MR. MARTIN MARTIN, THE “GODFATHER” OF D’ELITES MODEL MANAGEMENT. AND THE ELITES MODELS ALL LOVE HER.

OASIS OF LOVE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF SHOWBIZ PEOPLE IN THE PHILIPPINES) IS NOW DOING ITS BEST EFFORTS TO SAVE TIA PUSIT. THE POSTER OF THE BENEFIT CONCERT ABOVE IS A PROOF OF THEIR TASK.

TIA PUSIT, FIGHT ON!

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TIA PUSIT WITH ELITES MODEL KANE ROGAL

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TIA PUSIT WITH ELITES MODEL PAUL AQUINO

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TIA PUSIT (CENTER) WITH MR. MARTIN MARTIN (2ND FROM LEFT) AND OTHER FRIENDS

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TIA PUSIT AND PAUL
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vince tanada with his two stagers guests in “personage”, a tv program in ptv-4

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the guests and staff of personage tv show in their recent episode taping

Very smooth ang naging taping kamakailan lamang nina Vince Tanada, kasama ang kanyang dalawang Stagers na sina JV Cruz at Patrick Adrian Libao.

Nagkaroon ng one-on-one interview si Vince (na napaka-intelehente habang nagsasalita sa harap ng kamera), ang founder and Artistic Director ng Philippine Stagers Foundation kay Ms. Carla Lizardo, na siya namang host ng programang “Personage”. Tinalakay nila ang pagiging isang artistikong nilalang ni Vince at kung paano niya napagbubuti ang pangangasiwa sa isang theater group na pinamumunuan niya.

stagers jv cruz and patrick libao while being interviewed by ms. carla lizardo
stagers jv cruz and patrick libao while being interviewed by ms. carla lizardo

Sina JV Cruz at Patrick Libao naman, napakaganda ng kemistri habang sabay din silang kinapanayam ni Ms. Lizardo. At ease na ease ang dalawa at very charming habang iniinterbyu. Kaya naman tuwang-tuwa sa kanila si Ms. Lizardo.

Kasabay na nag-taping nina Vince ang dalawang male winners ng isang male personality contest na sina Mariano Flormata, Jr. (a.k.a. Neil perez)- ang present Mister International Philippines at si
Joseph Doruelo – ang present Mister Global Philippines.

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A couple of weeks ago, ang naging mga panauhin naman ng programa ay sina Aljon Salonga at Christine Balaguer, mga modelo ng the Elites Model management ni Mr. Martin Martin. nag-share sina Aljon (isang male model at miyembro rin ng Water Polo National Team) at Christine (na siyang isa sa mga finalists ngayon sa Miss World Philippines) na kanilang mga inspiring thoughts at achievements sa buhay. Nasa ibaba ang Youtube.com video ng pag-guest nina Aljon at Christine sa nasabing programa.

Abangan ang magandang episode na ito sa “Personage” na ipapalabas bukas, September 18, sa ganap na alas-siyete ng gabi sa PTV-4.

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Nasa ibaba naman ang ilang detalye ukol sa biographical talk show na ito:

“Kilalanin ang mga katangi-tanging Pilipino at ang kwento ng kanilang tagumpay.
Hosted by Carla Jenina Lizardo, Mutya ng Pilipinas Intercontinental 2010.”

Basic Info on “personage” (TV SHOW)

Started 2013

Genre Biography

Network People’s Television Network; PTV 4

Season 1 year

Schedule Every Thursday, 7PM

Starring Ms. Carla Lizardo, Mutya ng Pilipinas 2010

Directed By Gerald Dumasal and Peter Genesis Sicat

Written By Frederick Aquino

 

 

 

Q & A with aljon salonga (as he talks about his water polo sports and being an elites model)

 

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aljon: slim and sexy
aljon: an inspiring youth
aljon: an inspiring youth

At 21 years of age, he seems to be doing a lot of things. Studying, modelling and being a sportsman. Nako-combine niya ng maayos ang tatlong magkakaibang mundo na ito.  Kaya naman masasabi nating achiever na siya at a young age. Isang magandang ehemplo ng isang kabataang dapat idolohin at gayahin. Ang kanyang pangalan: ALJON SALONGA.

 Naririto sa ibaba ang aming Q & A with Aljon Salonga:

SSSIP: Aljon, ilang taon ka nang miyembro ng Water Polo National Team?

ALJON: Two years na po akong miyembro ng Water Polo National Team ng ating bansa. And I feel so proud po to be among the young athletes na magkaroon ng chance na bigyan ng karangalan ang ating bayan. Nanalo na po kami ng third place a couple of years ago sa Thailand. Nag-compete na rin kami sa Singapore. As of now, hindi pa ganun kasikat ang sports na ‘yan. kasi mahirap talaga, at sabi nila, pang-mayaman lang daw. Pero I can say, it’s a very good sports and soon, alam kong marami ang sasali sa sports na ‘yan.

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aljon while playing the water polo sports

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SSSIP: Ano ang feeling na naa-attain mo sa kakaibang sports na ito?

ALJON: Ganito po kasi ‘yan. My favorite sports talaga is basketball, then, napunta ako sa swimming. After that, dito na ako napunta sa Water Polo sports. And water Polo sports is a combination of swimming, basketball, soccer at physical contact. Kaya I can say na extreme sports talaga ang water polo sports. Mahirap siya pero exciting! Para ka na ring naglaro ng basketball kasi kailangan mong i-shoot ang bola. Ang kaibahan lang nga, nasa tubig ka and you need to swim good to reach the goal. Kailangan talaga na malakas ang resistance mo at good swimmer ka. Ang thread kasi nito ay nasa water. You must know also how to handle the ball.

SSSIP: Paano ka napasali sa sports na ito, Aljon?

ALJON: Lahat kaming nasa team, galing sa pagiging good swimmers. Then, pinili nila kami at tinuruan kami ng mga drills on how to play the sports. the ball is a rubber ball, but the difference is, it’s a wet grip and you must be really strong.

SSSIP: Talaga palang napaka-exciting ng sports na ‘yan, Aljon. Anyway, maiba naman tayo ng usapan. Punta naman tayo ngayon sa pagiging model mo and being one of the heart throbs of Elites Model Management. What can you say about being a model also, aside from being an athlete?

ALJON: For me, modelling is a new challenge. It gives me a higher self-esteem and it opens new doors for me. And with the help of my manager, Mr. Chikki Martin, who is the Godfather of Elites Model Management, i know that I am being guided properly. At the same time, being an athlete and a model at the same time, I know that I can inspire my fellow youths. Minsan lang pong dumarating ang mga ganitong pagkakataon sa isang katulad kong kabataan.

SSSIP: Will you further describe yourself, Aljon?

ALJON: At first, you will see me as a shy type of a person. Aaakalain mo, suplado ako, pero hindi po. Mahiyain lang po ako. Later on, madi-discover mo na napaka-kulit ko palang tao. Ang galing kong mangulit. My manager, Kuya Chikki and my fellow models at Elites Model management can attest sa kakulitan ko. I am also a very sweet and loving person.

SSSIP: Last question, Aljon. Will you also join the acting profession soon? I mean, would you love to become an actor, too?

ALJON: Gusto ko rin pong maging actor someday. Kung may chance lang po, why not. Isa po yan sa mga dreams ko.

SSSIP: Thank you very much, Aljon.

ALJON: Thank you, too, sir Robert.

 

–(end of interview)—

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aljon: handsome
aljon when he guested at dzrb radyo ng bayan, with his manager chikki martin (in orange shirt), this blogger sssip, nikki co and radio dj ms. renee garcia (center)
aljon when he guested at dzrb radyo ng bayan, with his manager chikki martin (in orange shirt), this blogger sssip, nikki co and radio dj ms. renee garcia (center)