The MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 held last June 24 at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds was a blast. With the raincoat-donning crowd going wild despite heavy rains at some point, there was no stopping the Pinoy audience in letting it all out and showing their love and support to the stellar lineup of performers this year. No less than our OPM icon Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano with his son Gab did the opening act. Other performers were ABS-CBN’s phenomenal reel-to-real loveteam James Reid and Nadine Lustre (JaDine), Korean girl group APink, Bebe Rexha, Far East Movement, and One Republic. MTV Asia VJs Andre Paras, Yassi Pressman, Alan Wong, and Hanli Hoefer hosted the event.

Random Republika was also part of the press conference of the artists at Sofitel Plaza Manila earlier that day. Here are some exclusive photos shot by Edgar Palacio for us. He’s also behind the highlights video above. (Follow Edgar on Instagram via @edgarpalace)

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Father and son: Gary and Gab Valenciano


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VJ Andre Paras, James Reid, Nadine Lustre (JaDine), and VJ Hanli Hoefer

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Koren girl group APink

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Bebe Rexha

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Far East Movement

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One Republic

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