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2nd Wish 107.5 Music Awards on Jan. 16

Perhaps, Wish 107.5 kicks off the award season with a bang!

On Jan. 16, the phenomenal FM radio station is set to celebrate the world-class Filipino musicality via the 2nd Wish 107.5 Music Awards (WMA), “Your Wishclusive Gateway to the World” at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

The event will also Wish 107.5’s way of giving back to the artists that it now considers the true heroes behind the station’s rise from a young FM station to the sought-after gateway of homegrown performers to the world.

This year saw the phenomenal rise of Wish 107.5’s digital platforms. Its YouTube channel, now with over 240 million views and 650,000 subscribers as of this writing, is recognized internationally for its wide array of WIShclusive performances that highlight the artistry of various OPM acts.

The official list of nominees may be viewed on the event’s website, www.wish1075.com/wishawards, and Wish 107.5’s social media accounts.

Rising pop diva Morissette Amon and teenage singing sensation Darren Espanto during the much talked about 1st Wish 107.5 Music Awards in January 2016

For WMA’s sophomore year, the nominees will be vying for the following categories: Wish Promising Artist, Best Wish Cover, Best WISHclusive Performance by a Young Artist, Best WISHclusive Performance by a Group or a Duo, Best WISHclusive Performance by a Female Artist, Best WISHclusive Performance by a Male Artist, Best WISHclusive Collaboration, Wish Original Song of the Year by a Group or a Duo, Wish Original Song of the Year  by a Female Artist, Wish Original Song of the Year by a Male Artist, Wish Young Artist of the Year, Wish Female Artist of the Year and Wish Male Artist of the Year.

Highest citations will be given to the first members of the WISHclusive Elite Circle, which will be one of the event’s highlights. The circle will be composed of music acts whose WISHclusive videos have garnered at least 10 million YouTube views. Artists with performances uploaded on the Wish 107.5 YouTube channel are eligible to join the exclusive group.

Another special social media recognition is the WISHclusive Viral Video of the Year, which will be awarded to the WISHclusive performance that became the most phenomenal among all the other nominated videos in the 2nd WMA.

The nominees were chosen by the WMA screening committee from the roster of artists whose songs were released and WISHclusive performances were rendered during the eligibility period, Nov. 1, 2015  to Oct. 31, 2016, after a month-long series of deliberation.

Online votes will comprise 50 percent of a nominee’s total score, while the other 50 percent will come from the votes of a select panel of judges. Polling period for the second WMA commenced on Dec.16, last year at 12nn and ends on Jan. 16 at 12 noon.

The first Wish 107.5 Music Awards was held on Jan. 26 last year. Besides handing out awards, the station also doled out cash prizes to the chosen beneficiaries of the winner in major categories.

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Yasmien Kurdi is the featured performer in the first episode of Karelasyon today, the first for this year.

In the story, Sandy (Yasmien) and Martin (Ervic Vijandre) are conservative lovers who firmly believe in the sanctity of marriage. Ergo, they have decided to wait for this special day before consummating their love.

Yasmien Kurdi as a conservative bride-to-be in today's episode of "Karelasyon"

But their relationship is put to the test even before their anticipated wedding. In one tragic incident, Sandy was raped and her soon-to-be groom Martin was not able to protect her.

Will the wedding still push though after what happened? What will prevail in Martin’s heart—pity for Sandy, anger at himself, or the desire to take revenge?

The episode also stars Roi Vinzon, Lucho Ayala, and Aaron Yanga.

Carla Abellana hosts the show every Saturday after #LIKE on GMA 7. 

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Born to be Wild promises more exciting, adventure-filled wildlife stories this 2017.

For the first time on Philippine television, watch the stunning dynamics of a newly documented sardine school in the sea of Panglao, Bohol tomorrow on GMA 7.

 "Born To Be Wild" hosts Doc Nielsen Donato and Doc Ferds Recio

Six months ago, local divers first saw and documented the sardine school. Experts say that the sardines choose to be in the area because the temperature of the water and the abundance of food in the area.

Doc Nielsen Donato visits an elephant sanctuary in Thailand where 15 elephants are being rehabilitated.  Some of these elephants were once workers in Thailand’s logging industry while others were used as rides for tourists.  In this sanctuary, elephants freely roam in an area resembling the wilderness.  Doc Nielsen meets “Wassana”, a victim of a landmine explosion helps helps the animal’s wounds.

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Gandang Ricky Reyes Todo na Toh (GRR TNT) host Ricky Reyes welcomes the New Year with Feng Shui Master Hanz Cua who will give guides and tips on what to do to bring abundance and success in life.

Feeling hot? Try the new Misty Kool, a high pressure outdoor cooling system invented by a Filipino businessman.

Meet Paola whom Ricky gave a wig that eventually made a big change in her life, for the better.

TV host and beauty guru Ricky Reyes

Watch how your favorite foods ham and chorizo are made and be healthy with Fiber Health.

Hair problems will be solved in all Gandang Ricky Reyes Salons with the following treatments: Regold for kinky hairs, SoftWave for dull hair and natural wigs for hair loss.

Pursue your passion in beauty, learn from the best and enroll at the Ricky Reyes Learning Institute (RRLI) with branches in Manila, Cubao, Anonas and Fairview. 

Watch the first episode for 2017, 9 to 10 a.m. today with Ricky Reyes on GMA News TV.

Topics: 2nd Wish 107.5 Music Awards (WMA) , “Your Wishclusive Gateway to the World” , Yasmien Kurdi , Karelasyon , Ervic Vijandre , Born to be Wild , Doc Nielsen Donato , Gandang Ricky Reyes Todo na Toh(GRR TNT) , Ricky Reyes , Hanz Cua

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