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‘Biyahe ni Drew’ visits Israel, Jordan

As Biyahe ni Drew celebrates its third anniversary this April, the 2015 Anak TV Seal Awardee takes its viewers to a month-long trip to Israel and Jordan.

Drew Arellano at the Wailing Wall or the Western Wall within the Old City
Yesterday, Biyahe ni Drew joins the rest of the world in celebrating the first week of Easter as the show toured Israel. Drew Arellano went back to the holy sites said to have been visited by Jesus Christ during his earthly life—Cana, where the miracle of turning water into wine occurred;  and the Sea of Galilee, where Christians believe Jesus walked on water. Drew also tried traditional Israeli dishes like St. Peter’s fish and various kebabs.

The following week, Drew will explore Israel for travelers who seek to go beyond the churches, synagogues, and mosques. One of the places he will go to is The World Holocaust Remembrance Center—the Jewish people’s living memorial that commemorates the sacrifices of millions of Holocaust martyrs.

The “Byahe ni Drew” host with a tour guide inside the Hall of Remembrance for Holocaust martyrs in Israel
No trip to Israel is also complete without a visit to The Western Wall. Known as well as the Wailing Wall. Biyahe ni Drew will take viewers to this place considered holy by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. Lastly, Drew will sample the various Israeli desserts made of nuts and honey.

Watch the second episode of Biyahe ni Drew’s 3rd Anniversary Special on April 8, 8 p.m., on GMA News TV.


Gabby’s fan before, Grace’s fan now

Senator Grace Poe and actor Gabby Concepcion
Did you know that when Senator Grace Poe was in her teens she was an avid fan of matinee idol Gabby Concepcion?

But the situation has been reversed as Concepcion openly admitted his support for Poe’s candidacy. In fact, he even joined the campaign sortie in Bacolod recently.

Gabby posted on his Instagram account a photo taken on April 27, 1981 when Grace was still his avid fan with the caption: “Grace Poe is my personal friend. Mine is a personal choice. I have no political agenda. She supported me back in the days. She has my support...anytime!” 

In article written by the late Ross F. Celino Jr., then publicist of FPJ, Sen. Grace Poe (she was called Gracia then) is always thrilled when she sees Gabby Concepcion on TV or in person.

When Grace was asked what she sees in Gabby that other matinee idols don’t have, she said,  “Iba kasi si Gabby. He’s cute, he’s nice and a perfect gentleman. Cute siya talaga sa lahat ng bagay.”

 “Grace is vocal about her admiration for Gabby. Hindi nahihiya. Kinakausap pa si Papa upang ihingi ng autograph at retrato kay Gabby. So, on the last birthday of Mother Lily at Mother China, naroon ang Ronnie [FPJ]—the King of Philippine Movies and Box Office Champion—asking for Gabby Concepcion’s (who was just starting then and practically wet behind the ears insofar as the movies and acting are concerned) autograph, and possibly, pictures!” Ross F. Celino wrote.

Of course, Gabby was taken aback and he couldn’t believe Da King was asking for his autograph. FPJ explained that it was for her daughter Grace and Gabby obliged since FPJ and Gabby’s father were friends.

 “That only goes to show that Ronnie sublimated his own feelings —pride?— for the happiness of his daughter,” Celino’s article said.


Arnel Pineda everywhere and beyond

Rock star  and The Journey frontman Arnel Pineda
The Beatles had their Magical Mystery Tour. Led Zepplin sang about a “Stairway to Heaven.” Now Arnel Pineda wants to take you on a Voyage to Rockville. A place where you don’t just experience the music, you live it!

 “Rockville was an idea I’ve had for a long time,” Arnel said during an interview at the Marriott Resorts World Manila, where he will be performing a streaming concert to an anticipated full house on April 5. “Rockville is where music isn’t just a part of your life or something that you listen to. It is life.

The concert titled Voyage to Rockville is the creation of Arnel Pineda, lead singer of the iconic rock band Journey, and Rene Walter of Sanre Entertainment who has represented Arnel for more than five years.

 “Arnel mentioned Rockville practically the first time we met,” Rene said. “At first, it seemed hard to define, but when you’re dedicated to music and to making music a powerful tool for good, we finally got it.” Rockville, isn’t yet on any map. It’s located in our heart, our mind, our soul. It’s where music takes us and lifts our spirits. It’s a place that exists everywhere that there’s music,” says Pineda. “If you love music, you already live in Rockville.” 

In fact, this dynamic duo soon hopes to create a place where all can go to find Peace, Hope and Love thru Music.

Arnel Pineda will be headlining the concert at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila, along with the new American sensation, Namesake. 

Namesake will soon be touring Asia in conjunction with the release of their hit songs “Borders and Fences” and “Worlds Away.” 

Outlets of MTV in Asia have had top 10 chartings of their controversial video “Worlds Away.” 

Also very special guest, 2016 Grammy Award nominee for best live performance, drummer Morgan Rose will be performing. 

This is the first of many streaming events for Sanre Streaming, a new division of Sanre Entertainment Worldwide.

“Voyage to Rockville is the perfect launch of our new streaming concert division,” said Rene Walter. “Sanre Streaming will take millions of people on voyages to places to locations and events they may never have gotten to see.”

Sanre Entertainment in affiliation with Sanre Streaming plan more than 30 streaming concerts or events per year featuring shows from Resorts World Manila, Studio City Macau as well as from unique and exotic locations from around the world.

“We want everyone to take this Voyage with us to everywhere and beyond,” “Once they get there, I’m pretty sure they’ll stay!” Says Arnel and Rene. For more information go to


Topics: Biyahe ni Drew , Israel , Jordan , Drew Arellano , Gabby Concepcion , Grace Poe , Arnel Pineda
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