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INQUIRER.net still no. 1 @ 15

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INQUIRER.NET management and staff led by its president, Paolo Prieto (standing, center, in checkered shirt), pose for a souvenir snapshot.

YOUNG band RunManila plays one of its original songs.

FLASH floods and traffic jams caused by Tropical Storm “Ofel” failed to dampen the 15th anniversary celebration of  INQUIRER.net, on Oct. 25 at the LAB Gastropub Oceana at the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City.

GLOC-9 opens the show

The country’s hottest rapper, Gloc-9, jumpstarted the party with his originals “Martilyo,” “Balita,” “Sirena,” and a cover of FrancisM’s “Kaleidoscope World.”

Two top-rate rock bands, Callalily and 6cyclemind, made a surprise appearance and played a couple of songs.

JAY DURIAS sings his own hits.

Lady reporters and editors went up the stage to kiss Callalily lead singer Kean Cipriano. The bussing and hugging continued as singer-songwriters Noel Cabangon and Jay Durias took turns in performing. Shrieks greeted Noel’s mixed set of originals (“Kanlungan” and  “Tatsulok”) and covers (“Kahit Maputi Na ang Buhok Ko”); and the audience sang along to Jay’s own compositions  “Kahit Kailan,” “Love of My Life,” “Rainbow” and “Ikaw Nga.”

TALENTED singers Thor and Suy team up for some upbeat numbers.

A veteran club act composed of youthful members—keyboardist Ian Fajarito, brothers JP and Jang Descalsota on drums and bass, respectively, and vocalist Suy Galvez—got the crowd on its feet with delightful versions of Adele’s “Chasing Pavements” and Jessie J’s “Price Tag.”

NOEL Cabangon gets a warm welcome.

R&B singer Thor added heat to the mood when he joined the band and sang a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You.” Then, slowing down with his version of Eric Benet’s “The Last Time,” Thor closed the set on a high note with Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.”

Just when the party people seemed exhausted from all the dancing and shouting, two young bands—She’s Only Sixteen and RunManila—gave a glimpse of their bright future by performing a couple of their original songs.

Earlier, INQUIRER.net president Paolo Prieto announced: “This year we are reaping the rewards of success and we are able to declare that we are No. 1.”

ANOTHER surprise guest band, 6cyclemind, works up the crowd.

CALLALILY makes a surprise appearance and plays a couple of tunes.

INQUIRER.net board chair Marixi R. Prieto pointed out the value of teamwork: “Being No. 1 is important because now we match our print (Philippine Daily Inquirer), which is No. 1 [in the country].”

Aside from carrying the print version of news stories from Philippine Daily Inquirer and having its own set of multimedia reporters, INQUIRER.net has been sourcing news from sister companies INQUIRER Bandera, INQUIRER Libre and Radyo INQUIRER 990 AM.

ANOTHER young band, She’s Only Sixteen, performs its own set of originals.

Radyo INQUIRER’s Bobby Ante hosted the program.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

    maraming salamat sa Philippine Daily Inquirer. it is always a pleasure to connect to the Homeland through your Media.

  • http://www.aquinocojuangco.gov.ph/ It’s No Time To Doubt Now

    Thank you to Philippine Daily Inquirer dotnet for bringing balanced news and fearless views to the Filipino people at home, abroad and around the world. We are particularly appreciative to PDI for going with the flow where it counts most. Without PDI’s shaping of public opinion and priming of the public mind, a chaotic democracy like ours will never come to a consensus. The key to national unity is a united people with homogenous minds. Credit must also go to the Prietos for upholding the interest of the Prietos which in turn ensured the very survival of PDI even through the direst and darkest hours of the squatter-friendly Erap administration. Finally, we must never forget to thank our beloved President PNoy for leveraging on his soft power in collaboration with PDI. If you go with the flow, you’ll never go wrong. If you go with the flow, you’re going along with mother nature. Go with the flow. Go with Daang Matuwid.

    and may I humbly suggest:
    vote straight LP in 2013
    Ninoy 2.0 = Bam Aquino

  • duhconsul

    you mean the no.1 tabloid news! pfft this paper’s going to the dogs for a while now..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ISI5ZPUIISNT25JPGAMSAWGBPA dream_waker

      so ano naman sayo

  • pfc_kulapu

    in top most photo, sino kaya ang OJT writer/journalist.
    Mr. Prieto please improve your news quality… some of your writer he don’t know “what is nephew and niece?” kakahiya…

  • Mr_Ben

    Congrats! PDI is the best PH newspaper!

    ’nuff said.



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