WATCH: Erik Santos returns to Wish 107.5 Bus with a Whitney Houston hit

WATCH: Erik Santos returns to Wish 107.5 Bus with a Whitney Houston hit
Wish 107.5 | July 4th, 2016

Prince of Pop Erik Santos covers Whitney Houston’s 1988 hit, “Where Do Broken Hearts Go,” while on board Wish 107.5 Bus. His soulful rendition will surely melt the hearts of the listeners as they, at the back of their minds, ask the same question without so much of waiting for an answer.

Netizens: Tres Kantos Deserved Standing Ovation

Netizens: Tres Kantos Deserved Standing Ovation
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By: Karlos Ortega | Jun 24, 2016

Last weekend’s episodes of “We Love OPM: The Celebrity Sing-Offs” saw the six teams perform the greatest hits of OPM icon Rico J. Puno. As always, every team showcased varying interpretations of the mustache-donning singing legend, but there was a trio that shone the brightest. That trio was Tres Kantos which is composed by Dominador Aviola, Bugoy Drilon, and Jovit Baldivino, and mentored by Erik Santos. Their rendition of “May Bukas Pa” garnered them 98 “love hearts” which is the highest score for a performance thus far in the competition.

Not only did Tres Kantos sing their song beautifully, but according to them, their performance was a tribute to ethnic tribes as well. As a result, their song number drew a standing ovation, and comical praises from Rico J himself. The trio’s hair-raising performance also received positive feedback from netizens. YouTube user HELLOW YO cheers for a different team, but agreed that Tres Kantos always impress with their singing. As for Twitter user @raymondinogan, he said that the weekend winners deserved their standing ovation.

Check out the comments made by netizens on YouTube.
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Erik Santos leads singing of national anthem at debate

Erik Santos leads singing of national anthem at debate
ABS-CBN News
Apr 24 2016

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Erik Santos led the singing of the Philippine national anthem ahead of the third and final PiliPinas Presidential debate at the PHINMA University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City on Sunday.

All five presidential candidates — Jejomar Binay, Rodrigo Duterte, Grace Poe, Mar Roxas and Miriam Defensor-Santiago — are present at the debate.

Hundreds of their supporters are also at the venue.

Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto: Not yet a couple, but special friends

Erik and Angeline: Not yet a couple, but special friends
Rumored sweethearts will headline a ‘no-frills’ concert at the Big Dome
By: Allan Policarpio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
August 4th, 2015

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While Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto consider each other “special,” the two singers insisted that they’re not yet a couple, saying that they would rather take things slow for now.

“We know what we have and are very comfortable with each other’s company. I’m not in a rush and I don’t want to preempt anything,” Angeline said during a press conference for her and Erik’s concert titled “KQ at the Araneta Coliseum” on Aug. 15.
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Erik & Angeline: Match made for Big Dome

Erik & Angeline: Match made for Big Dome
By Yugel Losorata
(The Philippine Star)
July 22, 2015

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MANILA, Philippines – With more than 70 movie and teleserye theme songs to their credits and with them coming from ABS-CBN backed-singing contests who are now popular belters, it is safe to say that singers Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto are a match made in heaven.

Or in its grand earthly equivalent, one made for the history-rich Smart Araneta Coliseum where they are scheduled to perform together next month.
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Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto not bothered by non-singers who have hit album

Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto not bothered by non-singers who have hit albums
by Rachelle Siazon posted on July 14, 2015
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Hindi maiwasang hingan ng opinyon sina Erik Santos at Angeline Quinto kaugnay ng isyu tungkol sa non-singers na nagli-lip sync kapag nagpe-perform sa musical-variety shows sa telebisyon.

Sina Erik at Angeline ang dalawa sa itinuturing na pinakamahusay na singers sa Pilipinas.

Nag-ugat ang isyung ito sa pahayag ni Rhap Salazar, dating kampeon ng 13th World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), hinggil sa non-singers na nagli-lip sync at nagkakaroon pa ng record albums.

Read: Rhap Salazar slams non-singers who lip-sync on TV

Bilang mainstay ng ASAP, inamin ng Prince of Pop na may mga pagkakataong pre-recorded ang kanyang song numbers kung mayroon siyang kasabay na non-singers.
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Erik Santos on cloud nine after singing at Papal Holy Mass: “Parang may blessed Holy Spirit na humaplos sa puso ko.”

Erik Santos on cloud nine after singing at Papal Holy Mass: “Parang may blessed Holy Spirit na humaplos sa puso ko.”
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by Rey Pumaloy posted on January 19, 2015

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Sobrang nabiyayaan daw ang singer na si Erik Santos dahil sa pagkakataong kumanta sa Holy Mass ni Pope Francis para sa milyun-milyong Pinoy sa Quirino Grandstand, sa Luneta, Manila, noong Linggo, January 18.

Si Erik ang umawit ng Responsorial Psalm sa huling misa ng Santo Papa sa bansa.

Saad niya, “Sobra akong blessed, ramdam ko talaga yun.

“God’s favor sa akin yung nangyari.

“Nakita ko nang malapitan si Pope, iba yung feeling, ang holy-holy talaga niya.
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Papal mass, a career highlight for Erik Santos

Papal mass, a career highlight for Erik Santos

Posted at 01/19/2015 5:03 PM

MANILA – Kapamilya singer Erik Santos considers his part in Pope Francis’ mass at Luneta Park, which was attended by some 6 million people on Sunday, as the highlight of his decade-long career.

Santos, who rose to fame after winning an ABS-CBN singing competition in 2003, was tapped to sing the responsorial psalm in the concluding mass of the pontiff’s five-day apostolic visit to the Philippines.

The 31-year-old balladeer was accompanied by 1,000 choir members from various dioceses and a 200-member orchestra as he sang Psalm 97.

On Monday, Santos opened the ABS-CBN noontime variety program “It’s Showtime” with a rendition of the devotional song “I Offer My Life,” drawing cheers from the audience.

After his performance, Santos was asked by co-hosts of “It’s Showtime” about his experience singing in the presence of Pope Francis, who left for the Vatican on Monday morning.

“Sobrang overwhelming ‘yung feeling,” Santos said. “I feel so blessed. Blessing po talaga na makakanta po ako sa papal mass kahapon.”

When co-host Vice Ganda surmised that Santos must have considered one of the highlights of his career, the singer replied definitively. “Iyon ang pinaka-highlight! Siyempre, I sang for the Lord, for the Pope and for the people talaga.”

Aside from Santos, Kapamilya talents who performed at papal events include Jamie Rivera, Darren Espanto, Lyca Gairanod, Jed Madela and Angeline Quinto.

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Erik Santos: The other side of ‘Separados’

Meanwhile singer Erik Santos who debuts as an actor in Separados is a battered husband. “Erik Santos is a battered husband, a call center agent na nangangarap na maging singer.”

The other side of ‘Separados’
July 31, 2014 7:07 pm

by Euden Valdez
Staff Writer
themanilatimes.net

s6_0540In the Philippines, wives are always seen as the victims of separation. For filmmaker GB Sampedro, the time has come for Filipinos to understand that husbands too suffer in failed marriages.

To prove his point, Sampedro compiled a story of “six men with six failed marriages” into a single film fittingly titled Separados. The movie is an official entry to the New Breed Category of the 10th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival opening today at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City.

“Dito kasi, kapag separation, lalaki ang may kasalanan, ang babae yong kawawa. With my movie, I want to show the other side of the story,” Sampedro, who is a bona fide “separado” himself, told The Manila Times in an exclusive interview.

erik_santos_s6_0541Asked if the story is in some ways personal, the director admitted, “Yes, it is very personal and close to me. Masasabi kong, majority ng emosyon dito galing sa akin. Most of the characters galing din sa akin.”

But why did it take him years to actually make this movie? Sampedro answered, “That time, feeling ko hindi pa siya buong-buo para sa akin. Hindi pa ako sold sa idea na ipapalabas ko yong ganitong klaseng istorya sa point of view ng lalaki. Hindi pa handa yung market para sa ganon.”

But now times are changing with more and more Filipinos dealing with marital issues.
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