James Lang, Jon Castillo and Paul Diaz ruled the Urban Extreme Sports Challenge held during the Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban grand finals recently in Pasay City.

Plant officials of beer market leader San Miguel Brewery Inc. (SMB) proudly show the awards they won in the recently held Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards (DEAEEA) 2012.

RED HORSE BEER MUZIKLABAN CHAMPION IS FROM BAGUIO

After a one year gap, Baguio celebrates a comeback – this time, with a bigger statement –– in Red Horse Beer Muziklaban´s roster of champion rock bands after its local band has grabbed the main title in the 10th edition of the country´s biggest rock competition.

The newest Red Horse Beer Muziklaban crown holder calls themselves "Even" – not a bad name for a group that hints vengeance for Baguio who was the crown holder in 2006 with the winning of HardBoildeggz.

"We are really amazed with our new champion (Even) because rarely do we see a rock band with a female vocalist," shares Red Horse Beer group product manager Affie Carpio, pertaining to 22 year-old Dyanne Licudine. "I guess it only proves that rock music is for men and women alike," he adds.

Although Even admits that taking home the plum prize of P1 million and a recording contract is "pure illusion," the Red Horse Beer team believes that it´s mere talent that made the group stand out among the 10 finalists nationwide.

"Even may sound oddly strange, musically dark and melancholic as they describe themselves but for us, their distinct notes, straight-to-the-point lyrics and their zest for rock music which manifests in their sound, give them the making of a true winner," Carpio explains.

Presently, Even is preparing for their first Red Horse Beer-sponsored album with Viva Records. At least five original songs will be featured, including their winning original compositions Red and Green (on love and pride), Adam (about one´s freewill), and Face (on self-truth).

Even is composed of Licudine, Jam Bumanlag (guitars), Mark Saupan (bass), Jerich Mojica (drums) and Gerald Guerrero (samples). The band was formed in 2003.

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