Bamboo Mañalac - updates

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FALSE: Bamboo Mañalac dies in March 2020

Mar 13, 2020 - 12:21 PM

The death hoax is rehashed from September 2019. The Filipino musician is ‘alive and kicking,’ according to his Facebook post.

FALSE: Bamboo Mañalac ‘dies in car crash in Quezon’

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Bamboo Mañalac is still alive

IN PHOTOS: Emotional 'Voice Kids PH' win for Team Lea

Aug 28, 2016 - 10:50 PM

Check out photos of each performance on the final night plus Joshua Oliveros big moment

JOSHUA OLIVEROS. The 11-year-old boy from Antique wins 'The Voice Kids Philippines' season 3. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Joshua Oliveros wins 'The Voice Kids Philippines 3'

Aug 28, 2016 - 8:28 PM

Joshua of Team Lea beats out Antonetthe Tismo and Justin Alva

FULL RECAP: 'The Voice Kids PH 3' grand finals

Aug 27, 2016 - 9:58 PM

The Top 3 Justin Antonetthe and Joshua give it their all in this season s finals

Coach Sharon Cuneta looks back on her first 'The Voice PH' experience

Aug 23, 2016 - 5:37 PM

Towards the end of her first season on The Voice Kids Philippines Sharon Cuneta weighs in on the competition so far

SHARON CUNETA. The first-time 'The Voice Kids Philippines' coach stands with her finalists in the Top 9, minutes before the Top 3 were announced.. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: Bamboo sings 'Tomorrow' from 'Annie' on 'Voice Kids'

Jun 18, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Bamboo tries to win a contestant dressed as Annie over to his team with a rendition of Tomorrow

'TOMORROW.' Coach Bamboo tries to win over 'The Voice Kids Philippines' contestant Carmela Lorzano by singing 'Tomorrow' from 'Annie.' Screengrab from YouTube/The Voice Kids Philippines

WATCH: 'Voice Kids' winner Elha Nympha does impression of coach Bamboo

Sep 03, 2015 - 10:40 AM

The Voice Kids PH 2 winner can do impressions of the singing styles of other artists too

IMPRESSIONS. 'The Voice Kids PH 2' winner Elha Nympha does an impression of coach Bamboo Manalac on 'Umagang Kay Ganda.' Screengrab from YouTube/ASAP2015

From the market to the stage: Elha Nympha's life-changing 'Voice Kids' victory

Aug 31, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Get to know Elha Nympha the Voice Kids champ who sells banana cue at the market to make ends meet At some point I knew I had somebody very special says coach Bamboo of Elha

FIELD TRIP. Coach Bamboo Manalac with 'The Voice Kids PH 2' grand winner Elha Nympha and her mom, Lucy. Screengrab from Twitter/bamboomuzaklive

Elha Nympha wins 'Voice Kids PH 2'

Aug 31, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Ella Nympha

Eleven year-old Elha Nympha, who helps her family earn extra income by selling banana cue, has been named the winner of season 2 of The Voice Kids Philippines. Nympha, who sang "Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin" during the final round at the Grand Finale of the singing competition, beat out fellow team Bamboo contestant Sassa Dagdag, and team Lea singers Reynan Dal-Anay and Esang de Torres.

What's it like to watch a 'Voice Kids' live show?

Aug 30, 2015 - 6:04 PM

The air crackles with energy while audience members roar for their favorites What s it like to be in the thick of it all at The Voice Kids PH finals?

Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/

Lea Salonga, Bamboo on Sarah G, 'The Voice Kids PH 2' Top 4 results

Aug 29, 2015 - 10:17 PM

This is the first time that coach Sarah G has no kids in the show s Top 4

TOP 4 COACHES. Coaches Lea and Bamboo weigh in on how they feel about Sarah G not having a finalist in 'The Voice Kids PH 2' Top 4. Photos by Manman Dejeto/

[The Voice PHL] And the winner will be...

Sep 29, 2013 - 7:10 PM

We dare predict the big winner of ‘The Voice of the Philippines’ Season 1

THE BIG J. Janice Javier just might emerge as THE 'Voice of the Philippines.' Photo: Mark Quimpo-Demayo

'The Voice PHL': And then there were 8

Sep 21, 2013 - 9:18 PM

The Voice of the Philippines Top 8 meet the press in the run up to the semi finals

8 IS ENOUGH. 'V reporters' Robi Domingo and Alex Gonzaga (5th and 6th from left) are flanked by the show's remaining contestants: (L to R) Thor Dulay, Janice Javier, Paolo Onesa, Myk Perez, Klarisse De Guzman, Morissette Amon, Mitoy Yonting, and Radha Tinsay. Photos by Mark Quimpo-Demayo

[Voice PHL] Goodbye, everybody, they’ve got to go

Sep 16, 2013 - 10:08 PM

‘The Voice of the Philippines’’ 3rd to the last weekend lets go of 4 more hopefuls

WHERE WAS THE LOVE? Jessica Reynoso, one of the better 'Voice' contestants, got an odd score from the Black Eyed Pea. Photo from her Facebook

The Voice of the Philippines: 4 more bite the dust

Sep 10, 2013 - 9:17 PM

September 8 live show yields more casualties including one fan favorite

BYE, MR. SHY. One of the more unique ‘The Voice’ contenders, Darryl Shy got much love from viewers but not enough from Coach Lea. Photo by Ian Pedarse/Ang Litratista

Mitoy, Janice dominate 'The Voice' live

Sep 03, 2013 - 3:25 PM

Powerhouse performances and great audience vibe in The Voice PH live telecast

UNSTOPPABLE. Mitoy owned the show with his 'Don't Stop Me Now' number. Photo from his Facebook

'The Voice': Hello, live show, bye, 4 singers

Aug 27, 2013 - 7:05 PM

‘The Voice of the Philippines’ live show round has begun to eliminate more contenders

EXIT DUDE. ‘The Voice of the Philippines’’ Junji (front, left) is the first to go home out of Team Sarah’s Top 6, leaving behind (clockwise from left) live-show winner Morissette, Klarisse, Yuki, live-show survivor Eva, and Maki. All photos from the show’s Facebook page

‘Voice PHL’: War almost over

Aug 21, 2013 - 2:19 PM

4 more singer contenders are saved from elimination as the show’s battle round concludes

BACK IN THE HIGH LIFE. Radha Tinsay, formerly of the R&B group Kulay, stays on in ‘The Voice’ at the expense of Marissa Sarroca. Photo from the show's Facebook

The ‘Voice PHL’: Sunday, grabe, Sunday

Aug 12, 2013 - 6:12 PM

5 contestants get the axe as the end of the show’s Battle Round draws near

NO CAUSE FOR JUVIE-LATION. Juvie Pelos, one of the show’s more unique contestants, is no longer in the running to be ‘The Voice of the Philippines.’ Photo from the show’s Facebook page

The ‘Voice’s’ (and PHL’s) Saturday night fever

Aug 11, 2013 - 3:06 PM

The singing competition’s battle round delivers face offs and another arguable victory

DON’T TELL ME ’CAUSE IT HURTS. That line off No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” is virtually being sung by Angelica Prado (right) fans, who feel she deserved Coach Bamboo’s save more than Isabella Fabregas. Photos from the show’s Facebook page

Open letter to Coach Bamboo

Aug 03, 2013 - 1:25 PM

Here s another voice to the controversy over Bamboo Mañalac s much gabbed about call in The Voice PH

HIS CHOICE. Bamboo is the coach in the spotlight. Photo by Roxanne Nebres from Bamboo's Facebook page

'The Voice PH': They've only just begun

Jul 30, 2013 - 4:43 PM

The Voice now in battle round – or the beginning of adieu for several contestants

THE CHOICE. The Dan-Lee Grane match showed the judges can also be judged. Photo from the Facebook page of 'The Voice of the Philippines'

'The Voice' of pop culture?

Jul 22, 2013 - 9:35 PM

More than a singing contest TVOTP has become an ice breaker on a national scale

'The Voice PH' pilot to air June 15

Jun 14, 2013 - 9:00 PM

The first episode of The Voice of the Philippines will show the Blind Auditions

THE JUDGES. Who will Apl.De.Ap, Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo Mañalac pick to be on their teams? Photo from ABS-CBN