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For almost 2 weeks which started last August 1, 2013, I will be mostly at the Mall of Asia Arena taking photos of the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship from August 1 to 11, 2013 and go to the concert of my favorite band, Linkin Park on August 13, 2013.

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Since 2009, I started following our Philippine National Basketball Team, Smart Gilas now called Gilas Pilipinas, I created a site smartgilaspilipinas.com where I post my photos of Gilas since 2011. It has been my dream since 2011 to shoot the FIBA Asia Championship and now I am glad I am here to support Gilas Pilipinas in this capacity.

Here are my recent photos of Gilas Pilipinas in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship
-Gilas Pilipinas vs Chinese-Taipei Photos
-Gilas Pilipinas vs Jordan Photos
-Gilas Pilipinas vs Saudi Arabia Photos

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In 2004, I bought my first front-row concert tickets using my own money to watch Linkin Park at the CCP Grounds. It was an amazing performance by Linkin Park and after the concert, I started thinking about blogging, my first blog post was about the Linkin Park Live in Manila 2004. And after 9 years, Linkin Park is back in Manila this time at the Mall of Asia Arena. I started Philippine Concerts in 2010 because I wanted to take photos of my favorite bands, but now it has become more than what I originally had in mind and hopefully I get the chance to shoot Linkin Park this August 13.

More info about Linkin Park Live in Manila 2013

Photos here using my Huawei Ascend W1, it is good with other functions except taking photos, need to find a better camera phone soon!

Nicki Minaj Live in Manila

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Nicki Minaj retweet. Follow @philconcerts

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Nicki Minaj reply. Follow @nickiminaj

Sometimes it is the simple things that makes us happy:) Mababaw lang kaligayan ko, Nicki Minaj through her twitter account, retweeted and replied to my photo of the crowd at the SM MOA Arena during the Nicki Minaj concert last night!

View the Nicki Minaj Live in Manila Photos

* Thanks to Philippine Concerts, Globe, Blackberry and Wilbros Live

April and May 2012 Concerts

I am excited about the following Concerts this April and May 2012, I maybe able to shoot some of these concerts:

April 2012 Philippine Concerts
April 10 – The Cranberries Live in Manila (Who here does not know the song Linger?)
April 11 – LMFAO Live in Manila (My first party rock concert)
April 12 – The Stylistics Live in Manila (It’s always nice to watch the oldies perform live)
April 21 – Israel Houghton & Planetshakers Live in Manila (Another must see worship concert)
April 22 – Greyson Chance Live in Manila
April 24 – Sergio Mendes Live in Manila
April 26 – Avenged Sevenfold Live in Manila
April 28 – Vertical Horizon and Ed Kowalczyk Live in Manila (I like both of their music)

May 2012 Philippine Concerts
13 – Morissey Live in Manila (This will be an epic concert)
21 – Lady Gaga Live in Manila (1st concert in SM Arena)
26 – Lifehouse Live in Manila (One of my favorite bands, I watched their concert in 2008)

February 2012 Concerts and Events

Philippine Concerts is a Media Partner of the following concerts/events in February 2012:

- World Wrestling Fan Xperience Champion Showcase Tour 2012 on Feb. 4 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

- Engelbert Humperdinck Live in Manila and Cebu on Feb 12 in Cebu, Feb 14 at the Manila Hotel and Feb 15 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

- Avril Lavigne Live in Manila on Feb 16 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

- Citipointe Live Hope is Erupting Tour on Feb 16 in Pampanga and Feb 20 at PhilSports Arena.

- Status Change UP Fair 2012 on Feb 17 at the UP Sunken Garden.

- James Ingram Live in Manila and Cebu on Feb 17 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and Feb 18 in Waterfront Hotel Cebu.

- Evanescence and Bush Live in Manila on Feb 19 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

- The Greatest Hits Tour: A1, Blue and Jeff Timmons Live in Manila on Feb 25 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum…

Sports Photography Talk

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I used to work in US Auto Parts Network as a Development Lead for around 3 years, it was nice to be back and saw familiar faces I used to work with. But this time, I came back for a talk about Sports Photography since they will be having their sportsfest next week.

Thank you to everyone who came and I hope you learned something from my presentation.

You can view some of my Sports Photos at Smart Gilas Photo Blog and my Photo Blog.