Ogie Alcasid debuted as a singer in 1989 with the release of his self-titled album. Ogie Alcasid reached Gold Record Status, while his debut single "Nandito Ako" (I Am Here) was awarded "Song of the Year" by local radio station Magic 89.9. He has since released 18 albums, including a Christmas album (Larawan ng Pasko/ Images of Christmas, 1994), a live album (OA sa Hits (Live), 2002), and four greatest hits albums. He has received a total of five gold records, three platinum records, and three double platinum records.
Alcasid's television career started as one of the hosts of comedy show Small Brothers on ABS-CBN on 1992. He also appeared on other comedy programs such as ABS-CBN's Mana Mana (from 1991 to 1992), ABC's Tropang Trumpo (from 1994 to 1995), GMA Network's Bubble Gang (from 1995 to present), QTV's Ay, Robot! (from 2005 to 2007), and his recent current sitcom on GMA Network, Show Me Da Manny (from 2010 to present).
He also branched out as a game show host, beginning in ABS-CBN's Game Na Game Na on 1995 and the Philippine version of Family Feud on ABC-5 in 2001. He also hosted Fastbreak, a former basketball game show on IBC 13 in 2002. Alcasid also recently hosted Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition on GMA with Regine Velasquez and is currently one of the main hosts on musical variety show Party Pilipinas Alcasid had his own break in a GMA Primetime drama Hanggang Kailan opposite Lorna Tolentino and Christopher de Leon. This was Alcasid's first drama show and he also sung its main theme with Aiza Seguerra.
Alcasid is recently the judge in Pinoy Idol and hosted in his former game shows Da Big Show and Hole In The Wall (with his fellow co-host, Michael V). He played a spoiled brat Angelina in "Ang Spoiled" segment on Bubble Gang. Angelina's notable quote from "Ang Spoiled" segment is "Whatever yaya, you're such a loser" while using finger gestures on a maid (Michael V.) Alcasid now heads the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mangaawit (OPM) which aims to promote Filipino artistry through music and protect the interest of songwriters and singers.
Ryan Cayabyab is a Filipino musician and was the Executive and Artistic Director of the defunct San Miguel Foundation for the Performing Arts. He was also a resident judge for the only season of Philippine Idol in 2006. His works range from commissioned full-length ballets, theater musicals, choral pieces, a Mass set to unaccompanied chorus, and orchestral pieces, to commercial recordings of popular music, film scores and television specials. Cayayab's current project includes the Ryan Cayabyab Singers (RCS). a group of seven young adult singers comparable to his prior group Smokey Mountain in the early '90s. After FreemantleMedia decided not to renew the Philippine Idol franchise, Cayabyab transferred to rival show Pinoy Dream Academy (season 2), replacing Jim Paredes as the show's headmaster. PDA 2 started on June 14, 2008.
As music, director, conductor and accompanist, he has performed with leading Philippine music personalities at Avery Fisher Hall in the Lincoln Center in New York City; Carnegie Hall (both the Main and Recital halls) in New York; the Kennedy Center and the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.; the Shrine in Los Angeles; the Orpheum in Vancouver; even at the Circus Maximus of the Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip. He has performed as music director in command performances for King Hasan II in Rabat, Morocco, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia of Spain in Manila, King Fahd of Saudi Arabia in Tangiers, Queen Beatrix at the Noordeinde Palace in The Netherlands, and U.S. President Bill Clinton in Boston, Massachusetts. In Manila, he has conducted the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines for a concert of Philippine and American contemporary music; and the Manila Chamber Orchestra for a concert of his original works. He is a TOYM awardee for contemporary Filipino music in 1978. He won the Grand Prize award at the first Metro Manila Popular Music Festival for the song "Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika".
As of 2006, he has won three international Grand Prix awards for his compositions; in the First Seoul Song Festival, in the Voice of Asia Song Festival in the former U.S.S.R., and in the Tokyo Music Festival. He has won the Jingle of the Year award from the Philippine advertising industry as well as Bronze Awardee at the New York Film and Television Awards. He has won a total of ten best movie score awards from the various film award-giving bodies.
An architectural landmark on its own, housing works of various Filipino master artists in painting and sculpture. The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) made history as Asia's first international convention center, setting a trend that led other countries to build their own.