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.

Rock meets classical music in Muziklaban grand concert; Manila Under Fire is grand champion!

San Miguel Brewery Inc. kicks off the year of the horse with a grand rock event via Red Horse Beer's Pambansang Muziklaban rock extravaganza at the World Trade Center in Pasay City over the weekend.

Now on its 15th year of rock n' rolling, the Muziklaban event is the culmination of the annual amateur band competition that gathers Pinoy rock fans all over the country to bring an event with an extra strong kick only Red Horse Beer can provide.

This year's Muziklaban set a milestone as it puts together a once in a lifetime rock music set composed of Pinoys' favorite rock numbers rearranged and performed by national rock icons along with a 30-piece orchestra, spearheaded by the Manila String Machine. The orchestra, composed of artists from top music institutions promises a cutting edge, and unique musical experience. This affirms Red Horse's role, being at the forefront of continuously making ways to enliven the music scene and make it more accessible to a broader audience. By way of weaving in the classic symphonies of an orchestra to the punk metal tones of a rock band, Red Horse merges the old and the new, the classic and the funk, proving that music is truly universal language.

Live viewing parties were also mounted in key cities nationwide. Muziklaban followers all around the world did not miss the fun in the country's biggest, loudest, and meanest rock event as it was also seen through live streaming via www.redhorsebeer.com

Red Horse Beer's recent achievement at the AIBA is a clear manifestation of its brand pitch "Ito ang Tama!" and San Miguel Brewery Inc.'s commitment to excellence and promise to give only the best products and services to its customers. SMB Inc. is also the maker of other multi-awarded and globally known beer brands.

Unlike previous Muziklaban finals where bands from all over the country compete and share the stage with national band icons and past winners, this year's rock event will only feature the 2013 Grand Champion

Manila Under Fire of Las Pinas City, composed of Gabbie Gamboa (lead vocals), Nikos Kaziras (drums), Juan Carlo Villasenor (lead guitar), and Gino Tambuatco (bass) were declared as this year's champion. The childhood and school friends had the greatest time of their lives when they shared the stage with the country's top rock bands.

South Luzon's Rigmarole (Batangas City); North Luzon's We Band (Cabanatuan City); Visayas' Stellarskin (Cebu City); and Mindanao's Hubito's Tribe (Cagayan de Oro City) rocked it prior to the grand Muziklaban rock event. Manila Under Fire did not only earn the bragging rights as 2013's Muziklaban champions but also won P500,000.00, tax free, a Band Start-up Support worth P300,000.00, a music video or album production through MCA, and an RHB endorsement contract with guaranteed gigs worth P200,000.00. Area champions received P15,000.00 each.

Performing bands for the rock concert included Gracenote, Tanya Markova, Franco, the Oktaves, Razorback, Pepe Smith, Slapshock, and Greyhoundz (Metro Manila); Greyhoundz and Even (North Luzon); Mayonnaise and Hatankaru (South Luzon); Kjwan (Visayas); and, Wilabaliw and David vs Goliath (Mindanao).

Red Horse, the No.1 Extra Stong Beer collaborates with Dickies, MCA Music, Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdog, and San Mig Coffee to usher in 2014 with a kick! For more details of the Red Horse 2013 Pambansang Muziklaban Finals , log on to www.redhorsebeer.com