Lea Salonga, Kenneth Cobonpue among new faces of Uniqlo

UNIQLO unveiled its new set of brand ambassadors for its 2016 Spring/Summer pieces. These include two globally recognized names – theater actress Lea Salonga and furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue. Completing the roster are film director Antoinette Jadaone and fashion photographer BJ Pascual. 

Best known for her world-class performances, Tony Award winner Lea Salonga has become one of the most remarkable artists today. The numerous merits did not hinder her from practicing her craft further to achieve excellent acts. Likewise, UNIQLO continuously enhances its pieces to deliver high-quality stylish and comfortable products for every Filipino. 

Film and TV director Antoinette Jadaone
Multi-awarded furniture designer, Kenneth Cobonpue shares that innovation is very important in his work. Quality also plays a big role and shouldn’t be taken for granted. For him, everything should be well engineered, giving each piece an ageless look that can last for many generations. These qualities are the same attributes that Kenneth has seen in UNIQLO, a brand that produces innovative, functional and timeless pieces. 

Singer and theater actress Lea Salonga
More than sticking to the basics, UNIQLO has always been a fan of collaborating with other renowned characters and personalities. These are both global and local brands that continue to make UNIQLO exciting for its loyal fans, the same way that blockbuster director Antoinette Jadaone’s characters in her storylines keep her audiences engaged, making them look forward to her next projects.  

Furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue
The Philippines’ boy wonder of fashion photography, BJ Pascual has projects that run the gamut from fashion editorials to major ad campaigns. Running from one shoot to another, it is important for him to find clothing that can keep up with his busy schedule. He always chooses pieces that are both comfortable and stylish, picking from UNIQLO’s wide array of stylish yet comfortable products. 

Photographer BJ Pascual
These faces embody how UNIQLO enhances lifestyles by delivering stylish clothes made of high-quality materials, and are comfortable, innovative, and functional, , for every kind of people.

For more updates, consumers may visit UNIQLO Philippines’ website at and social media accounts, Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (


Voyage to rockville

An exciting new moment in Manila music history happens in just a few weeks when Arnel Pineda, lead singer of world famous rock band Journey, performs live on stage in his first global streaming concert. 

Sanre Streaming, a division of Sanre Entertainment Worldwide, and the U.S. record label Imagen Records, has announced Arnel will perform a live, streaming concert on April 5, at the Newport Performing Arts Center, Resorts World complex in Manila.

Themed “Voyage to Rockville,” the concert will be streamed live and on edited delay around the world.

Arnel’s first streaming concert is in conjunction with the launch of Sanre Streaming, a new enterprise for the entertainment giant, Sanre Entertainment Worldwide. Arnel will perform songs from his upcoming album scheduled for release later in 2016 as well as other hits. He will be joined by special guest, 2016 Grammy Award nominee for best live performance, Morgan Rose of the band Sevendust. 

Filipino rock singer and Journey frontman Arnel Pineda will perform onstage with Sevendust’s Morgan Rose and American rock sensation Namesake
Morgan is known throughout the music world as being one of the most dynamic drummers on the planet. Shortly after this concert, Arnel returns with Journey for their upcoming highly anticipated North American tour.

The apt title Voyage to Rockville comes from the idea that now everyone can be there, whether in the stadium, or concert hall, or any venue, and join in, listening and watching music being performed live as they take a voyage with the bands and live audience as well to a very special place known as Rockville.

“With streaming concerts, we can all be together at the same time, the whole world, all at once, can be sitting front row, from wherever they are in the world! What an awesome time we live in!” Arnel said at a press conference.  “We want everyone to take this voyage with us!”

Along with Arnel will be Namesake, a band from Atlanta, Georgia, which is widely acclaimed to be one of the most talented young acts on the planet. Their recently released hit song  “Borders and Fences,” and their controversial current hit song and video “Worlds Away” is being featured on music broadcast and video outlets throughout Asia.

Sanre Entertainment, its affiliates and subsidiaries have become a major force in the music and entertainment industry with offices in the North America and Asia. Sanre Entertainment is bringing its 21st Century approach to providing world-class entertainment to everywhere and beyond. This is just the beginning of Sanre’s commitment to streaming entertainment. Sanre intends to produce numerous concerts yearly for global streaming. If the excitement revolving around Arnel Pineda’s upcoming streaming concert is any indication, this is the beginning of something very big for the future of music, not just in Asia, but everywhere and beyond. @arnelpineda @namesakerock

Tickets to Arnel Pineda Live in Manila Voyage to Rockville are now available at TicketWorld hotlines/outlets: 02 (891-9999) 0917 (5506997) 0999 (954-5922);; and


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