Jose “Joe” Mari Lim Chan (born March 11, 1945) is a Filipino singer, songwriter and businessman in the sugar industry. He is currently chairman and CEO of Binalbagan Isabela Sugar Company, Inc. (BISCOM) and A. Chan Sugar Corporation. He is also the chairman and president of Signature Music, Inc. Awarded in 1974 as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines. He received a Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Philippine Association of the Recording Industry and The Metro Pop Foundation. Recipient of the first ever ABS-CBN “ELITE Platinum Award” in 2005 and a recipient of the 2006 Dr. Jose P Rizal Award For Excellence.
He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Binalbagan-Isabela Sugar Company Inc. (BISCOM) and A. Chan Sugar Corporation as of 2018. Upon encouragement of his father, Chan became involved in the family business in 1967 right after he graduated from Ateneo. He later inherited the business from his father. Chan has described his business career as his second priority behind his family affairs and ahead of his music career. In 1975, he had to move to the United States in relation to his family’s sugar business and returned to the Philippines in 1986.
Mayonnaise is a five-piece Filipino alternative rock band. The band is fronted by Monty Macalino and is famous for winning the renowned “Red Horse Muziklaban” in 2004.
The band chose its name in honor of the song “Mayonaise” by The Smashing Pumpkins. The band was originally formed in 2002 with a number of former members and launched mainstream in 2004 after winning the Grand Prize of the Red Horse Muziklaban 2004 which composed of Monty Macalino (who due to his unarguably hefty body figure makes him the most visible member), Paga Manikan, Lee Maningas and Shan Regalado. Their debut self-titled album, Mayonnaise was launched with their 1st single, “Jopay” which was released by Sony Music Philippines. Jopay is a reference of a former member of the Sexbomb Dancers. Their next single was “Bakit Part 2” which became a radio airplay hit. Bassist Lee Maningas left the band some time in 2008 to migrate to the United States and was replaced by Poch Villalon.
Their follow-up 2nd album, Pa’no Nangyari Yun? was released in 2006 with their carrier single, “Salamin”. The same year, the band also covered the song, “Ipagpatawad Mo”, originally from VST and Company. The song was included in their collaboration album, Hopia Mani Popcorn.
In 2008, Mayonnaise released their 3rd album, Tersera which was launched with their singles, “Singungaling”, “Torres” and “Sakto”. The band released their 4th album, Pula in 2010 with the carrier single, “Sa Pula, Sa Puti”.
The group also sang the TV theme song of ABS-CBN 2’s reality show, The Biggest Loser: Pinoy Edition entitled “Sabay Tayo” in 2011.
In 2013, Paga Manikan left the group to concentrate on his own band, the Banat Boys. Popularly known as a 4-piece group, the band announced its 3 new members shortly after Manikan’s departure via their official social media accounts. Aaron Brosoto, Carlo Servano and Jaztin Mercado, who used to play with them as session musicians, officially filled in as guitarists and keyboardist respectively.
In 2014, keyboardist Jaztin Mercado left the band to move to Singapore and in the same year the band recruited Maan Furio to play guitars and do backing vocals. In late 2014, bassist and backing vocalist Poch Villalon left the band to pursue other interests. Villalon has since been a session player for Rico Blanco after departing and was replaced by Nikki Tirona to fill in his position as bassist and backing vocalist for the band. In mid-2015, lead guitarist Aaron Brosoto also left the band to pursue other interests as well.
In November 2017, guitarist and backing vocalist Maan Furio left the band on good terms to pursue a professional career in Dubai, UAE. Keano Swing then later filled in as her replacement. But later in 2020, she returned to the band as a session guitarist and backing vocalist.
In November 2019, a remastered version of the eponymous debut album was released as a commemoration of its 15th anniversary.
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