Belle Baldoza is a creative brand storyteller with over 15 years in the PR and Communications industry. She’s worked for leading and innovative companies such as Spotify, Netflix, Airbnb, Uber, and TikTok. A graduate of the University of the Philippines, her career has led her to Thailand, Singapore, and Canada as the Director of Global Consumer and Brand Communications at TikTok. Belle takes us through her journey, finding her way in the industry as she took chances on her career and herself, making sacrifices as a single mom with help and support from her loving family. Belle and her Daughter Clair re-call the years of being separated as Belle moved abroad and began to make her stamp in the industry. Follow along as Belle talks about taking these chances and leaps of faith and how she got to where is she is today on this episode of “Making it in Canada.”
About The “Making It” Series:
The “Making It” series is a new MYX original series that follows the multigenerational, challenging journey of successful Filipino entrepreneurs, artists & community leaders globally. The story documents the sacrifice and immigration of their parents & friends from the Philippines, that worked hard to help raise them and kickstart their careers.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity and encouraging people to do good. It has now grown into an annual campaign of kindness that inspires people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
ABS-CBN Foundation, International (AFI), the public service arm of The Filipino Channel (TFC) and the umbrella department of all corporate social responsibility activities of ABS-CBN, is participating in this global movement for the first time and encourages the public to open their hearts to giving back after the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The Foundation’s mission remains to be in the service of the Filipino by helping address persistent social issues and provide a better life for the disadvantaged.
This year, AFI is championing education through Programa Genio and hopes to change the lives of scholars by supporting them for this coming school year and thus have a better shot at a better life.
Programa Genio works with public schools and communities to support students and even educators with their needs, from scholarship, to trainings, to school supplies. When the pandemic struck and in-person schooling was halted because of lockdowns, the Foundation provided public schools with heavy duty machines for module printing, and power banks to areas where electricity was a problem so students can still do online classes.
Donations also help the Foundation reach their goals of helping provide what a child needs for an entire school year: school supplies, meals, transportation, counselling, tuition, and most relevant for remote learning, internet allowance.
Send a $25 gift of education to help send a child to school, choose ABS-CBN Foundation International on GivingTuesday this November 30. Any amount helps and every dollar counts. Text ABSCBN to 24365 (US only) or go to www.abscbnfoundation.org to learn more.
As award season begins to slow down, one of the biggest events for Television just took place over the past few weeks. This year, the 2021 Emmys brought back the in-person awards ceremony like so many other awards shows, this time with new rules and restrictions to help the show push through in this pandemic setting.
Several ceremonies for the Daytime, Creative Arts, and Primetime Emmys have taken place throughout the past few weeks, and some Filipino American creatives have brought home some hardware. During the Creative Arts Emmys Lead Visual FX Artist Charles Collyer and team took home the award for "Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode" for Star Trek: Discover Su'kal.
In the Primetime Emmys, Oscar-winning songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez took home their first Primetime Emmy for "Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics" for Agatha All Along from WandaVision. In addition, writer Mark Kramer and team took home the trophy for "Oustanding Writing from a Variety Series" for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. And Michelle Tesoro, ACE, took home the statue for "Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie" for The Queen's Gambit, Exchanges.
As for the Venice Film Festival, Filipino Actor John Arcilla was named "Best Actor" for On The Job: The Missing 8. This marks the first time a Filipino has taken home the prestigious VOLPI Cup. Arcilla took to Instagram to share his thanks and excitement on his big win.
Cover Photo Courtesy of The Television Academy
Alamat just lit up "iWant ASAP" with not one but two performances! The group made their way to the Kwadro Studio in Quezon City to film their production numbers and give their fans the visual they long for. One thing that we know is that we can always count on Alamat to provide us with the right aesthetics. They even rocked some of their fits from the "Kasmala" music video during their performance. Check out the live performances that include their debut single "Kbye" and "Kasmala" below.
As always make sure to follow Alamat to keep up to date with them and see what they're up to next.
By the way, don't forget we have a new P-Pop News section coming, and we need your help! Submit any P-Pop News story ideas to us by filling out our new form you can find here.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Alamat Instagram