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Friday, July 29, 2016

The VoiceMaster Inspires Philippine Science High School’s Campus Journalists

Philippine Science High School held its 4th Journalism Summit on July 25-27, 2016 at the Central Visayas Campus in Argao, Cebu. This 3-day summit aimed to educate the campus paper journalists and advisers on the latest trends in broadcasting and journalism, and develop their skills to become better contributors to their campus paper. Over 50 students from various campuses around the country, and more than 20 campus paper advisers, attended the summit.


Philippine Science High School 4th Campus Journalism Summit


The final day of the summit focused on the power of voice, and who better to speak about it than the Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales! As a veteran voice artist, radio broadcaster and a pioneer of Philippine Youth Media, the VoiceMaster inspired the campus journalists to use their school paper as a means to inspire their fellow youth.


The VoiceMaster Inspiring Campus Journalists of Philippine Science High School


The VoiceMaster shared his own journey in broadcasting – how he started his voice acting career on radio after winning a radio drama and singing competition in DZMM, and at a young age, started his advocacy to give the Filipino youth a voice on radio with his organization Voice of the Youth Network. With his mission to inform, inspire, involve and empower the youth through broadcasting and ICT, Pocholo has taken VOTY from one radio program back in 1996 to up to 20 radio programs all over the Philippines – including provinces like Sorsogon, Bulacan, Tarlac, Bataan, Negros Oriental, General Santos, among many others. He also talked extensively about Dr. Jose Rizal, and encouraged the participants to take Rizal’s greatness and use that as a model to become great young citizens in this day and age.


After which, the VoiceMaster divided the class into small groups, who were assigned to perform a live news program in front of the class. After a few minutes of preparation and a short recess, Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director Ada Cuaresma did a short presentation about voice. She shared her own experiences as a broadcaster for the youth, and how she has developed her own confidence and discovered her life purpose in the process. She also discussed proper breathing and taught the participants some voice exercises to help improve voice modulation.


PSHS Students Preparing for their Sample Broadcast


The session ended with the students showcasing their skills and creativity in their radio broadcast.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

The VoiceMaster Inspires Nail Technicians in R2 Group of Companies Appreciation Night

The R2 Group of Companies held its very first Appreciation Night on July 6, 2016 at the Berjaya Makati Hotel. Around 50 of their Nail Technicians in one of their salon brands, Nail-A-Holics, were given recognition for their service to the company for 5 to 8 years.


R2 Group of Companies Appreciation Night


The event started with some opening remarks from R2 Group of Companies CEO, Ramon De Ubago III, better known in the company as RDU. RDU expressed his gratitude for the awardees who have stayed on with the company from its inception from 8 years ago. He also expressed his hope for the awardees to be part of the company’s bright future.


Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales graced the event as the invited motivational speaker. In his talk which he called “8 To Be Great,” the VoiceMaster talked about 8 P’s that represent the qualities that make of a great person. He discussed how great people have puso (passion), paniniwala (belief), pangarap (dream), and pagkakataon (opportunity), among many others. He inspired the audience to serve as an inspiration to the newer Nail Technicians in the company, and to always look at their work from a place of gratitude despite hardships and personal challenges. In support to RDU’s speech, the VoiceMaster encouraged the awardees to become part of fulfilling the vision of the company.


The VoiceMaster Inspires Loyal Nail Technicians at the R2 Appreciation Night


The VoiceMaster also entertained the audience with his “hugot lines” and repertoire of voice impressions.


The R2 Group of Companies is behind some of the country’s favorite pampering destinations, such as Nail-A-Holics, Vivere Salon, French Tips, Sports Barbers, Max Wax Waxing and Eyebrow Design Studio and Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon.

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