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DFA to set up mobile centers for faster passport processing service

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that more mobile processing centers will be set up to ease passport application process for Filipinos. DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano admitted there are challenges in cutting the much-criticized long queues for...

PH eyed as rising cruise ship destination

With over 7,000 beautiful islands, it’s no wonder that the country attracts tourists to experience the Philippines. With the improving China-Philippines relations, China is looking into the Philippines as a target cruise destination for Chinese tourists. Aboard cruise...

Senate panel approves DFA’s nearly P20-B budget for 2018

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) became the first government agency to have its budget approved by the Senate Committee on Finance and this is expected to help boost funding to ensure overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)’ welfare. Senator Loren Legarda, chair of...

19,000 kilos of chicken seized in CDO amid bird flu outbreak

A shipment containing 21 tons or 19,000 kilograms of dressed chicken from Luzon was seized in Mindanao due to the existing ban on exporting poultry products outside the 7-kilometer controlled area. Criminal charges will be filed against the importer of the shipment...

Filipino talents most anticipated acts in Asia’s Got Talent Season 2

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The biggest talent competition in Asia is back for its second season. Judges and fans alike are eagerly anticipating the return of world-class Filipino talents to center stage.

Pinoys acts dominated the first season of Asia’s Got Talent (AGT) in 2015, with shadow play performers El Gamma Penumbra bagging the grand prize as well as a third place finish for opera singer Gerphil Flores.

Grammy-winning singer and producer David Foster is back this year as a judge and acknowledged his admiration for Filipino talents.

“There are a lot of great singers and performers out there in the Philippines. There’s something in the water in the Philippines and I don’t know what it is,” Foster said during the media launch of AGT Season 2 on July 27 at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands.

Foster is joined by Indonesian singer Anggun and a new judge, Korean pop superstar Jay Park.


Photo credit: Asia’s Got Talent, Youtube

“A lot of Filipinos are amazing at singing and dancing. Even in the United States, a lot of choreographers and dancers are Filipinos,” Park said in an interview.

Returning judge Anggun explained what kind of talent the judges are looking for, the “it” factor they saw in Season 1 winner El Gamma Penumbra.

“This talent comes from Asia and this needs to be seen worldwide. [El Gamma’s] kind of act is truly universal. It’s the kind of act where you don’t need a language. They tell a story in such a beautiful and emotional way and the skill is amazing. So for me, that kind of act was perfect,” she said.


Photo credit: Asia’s Got Talent, Youtube

The media launch also introduced this new season’s hosts, TV personalities Alan Wong and Justin Bratton, replacing Mark Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez.

The AGT grand winner will again bag a $100,000 cash prize from presenting sponsor Traveloka.

Relive El gamma Penumbra’s award-winning performance on AGT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ReuOnKSi0s

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