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2,600 TELUS volunteers commit to TELUS Days of Giving


 “Day of Giving is TELUS’s part of worldwide core philosophy that really starts on how we think about our responsibility in business. Our Day of Giving is a pinnacle of our giving activity where we do volunteer work throughout the year in every country we operate,” said Jeffrey Puritt, President and CEO of TELUS International whom we’ve met in person during the TELUS Days of Giving CSR program held in Rosauro Almario Elementary School in Tondo, Manila last May 13, 2017. The rising temperature heat index of that particular Saturday did not stop TELUS’s work force who came in with […]


UnionBank and the University of Santo Tomas collaborate to preserve massive multivolume of rare books from UST Heritage Library


 As follow up to “Lumina Pundit”, UnionBank and the University of Santo Tomas continued the effort to preserve massive multivolume of rare books from UST Heritage Library spanning from 1492 to 1945 with a Herculean project titled “Semper Lumina” (Always the Light) which features the vast treasures found at the UST Miguel de Benavides Library and the Archivo de Santo Tomas. A follow through of Lumina Pundit (Spreading the Light), Semper Lumina is an international exhibit of the rich collection of Asia’s oldest university with accompanying two-volume catalogues showing such holdings. Launch last Friday, May 5, Semper Lumina showcased a six-volume catalogue […]


Sining Saysay: Philippine History in Art launched Sining Lakbay: Philippine History in Augmented Reality


 Sining Saysay: Philippine History in Art marked its second year by changing the way we look at art exhibit through a Sining Lakbay: Philippine History in Augmented Reality at the Gateway Gallery , 5th level, Gateway Tower, Araneta Center in Cubao. Launched on February 22, the digital feature utilizes augmented reality (AR) to recount Philippine history and make it more interesting to the digital-savvy generation. Through the mobile application Layar, 10 paintings from the collection ‘come to life’ on the Gallery visitor’s Wi-Fi enabled digital devices like smartphones and tablets. The Layar can be downloaded for free on iOS and […]


Smile Train Philippines, a cleft charity for children that gives new smiles and second chances in life


 Smile Train is an international children’s charity that helps and make sure that these kids with cleft lip and palate enjoy the normal life just like everyone else. Recently, Smile Train Philippines partnered with Ayala Malls to mount an exhibit, #SmileMakerAko Exhibit to give Filipinos a peek into how cleft charity has given more than one million children around the world not only new smiles, but also second chances in life. The exhibit aims to reach more awareness on how the organization cleft patients are treated – and continuously treats – and to celebrate some of the moments the charity […]


Avida and Kubular presented the Art of Sensibly Designed Living with two-week exhibit


 Avida Land and the guys behind graphic design-based apparel brand Team Manila, recently showcased the “Art in Space,” a two-week exhibit featuring the aesthetics of creative interiors. This is the first collaboration between Avida, proponent of sensible and inspired living, and Kubular. The exhibit was presented at the Avida showroom in Glorietta 4 featuring never-before-seen pieces from Kubular’s newest collection. Four setups were revealed at the opening event: the living room, the entertainment center, the DJ booth and the display area. Kubular’s furniture designs carry an industrial, Scandinavian feel—straightforward elements like wood and steel bent into cubes and grids to make […]


Leica Store Philippines celebrates 1st anniversary with photo gallery and new Leica SL camera


 Leica Store has been around for a year in the Philippines with a store located in Greenbelt 5, Makati City. The German camera brand is known as high-end and sport optics manufacturer with over 160 years of heritage founded by Oskar Barnack with his philosophy of versatility, excellence, and picture quality. The Leica camera brand has since become accessible to Filipino photo journalists, hobbyists, and enthusiasts alike. The initial salvo of Leica Store Philippines‘ first year anniversary was a photo gallery that features Fade Into Light – a travel photography series by Leica Philippines enthusiasts AP Murillo and Raul Echivarre, that […]


Celebrate Pres. Quirino’s 125th Birth Anniversary through commemorative exhibit


 Former President Elpidio Quirino was the 6th President of the Philippines, who rebuilt a devastated country by war, would be turning 125 years old this coming November 16, 2015. President Quirino‘s legacy will be commemorated through visual and digital exhibit at the Ayala Museum from November 7 to 28, 2015. Largely drawn from the Filipinas Heritage Library and the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation‘s rich collection of papers and memorabilia, Defining Quirino highlights stories of one statesman’s journey from teacher to president, his vision and achievements, and his deep sense of humanity encapsulated in Tolerance, Goodwill, and Love. “The exhibit highlights […]


The Plazas of Manila exhibit at Yuchengco Museum opens until September 18


 The Plazas of Manila exhibit presented by Samsung Digital is open at the Yuchengco Museum from August 27 to September 18, 2015. Notable architect, designer, and urban planner Paulo Alcazaren takes the role as the curator to this exhibit. The Plazas of Manila exhibit is being partnered between Samsung Corporate Citizen and the Philippine Science High School Foundation, Inc. to help Filipinos rediscover Philippine‘s heritage and culture. A mobile app, Culture Explorer is featured in the exhibit using augmented reality technology to help visitors, especially the youth, to learn more about Manila’s plazas and other cultural and heritage landmarks. “Through this exhibit, […]


SCARvivors and their inspiring stories featured in SM Megamall photo exhibit


 There’s a running photo exhibit at the Upper Ground Floor of SM Megamall, Bldg. and it is featuring the life and inspiring stories of the people who have survived tragedies and have faced it as a challenge. These people are now called the SCARvivors and they have an inspiring stories to share. For every purchase of Contractubex, a leading ointment for healing skin scars, an amount is donated in support of the burn centers of the Philippines and the Philippine Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (PAPRAS) missions. As part of the advocacy, Contractubex launched the SCARvivors Inspiring Stories […]


Rare and fascinating art collections display at The Magnificent September Auction 2015 in Leon Gallery


 If you are an art collector fascinated by wondrous works of arts from Filipino artists, it’s time for you to drop whatever you are doing, finish reading this article, and visit Leon Gallery in Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati to see for yourself the beauty and rare art collections of some of the greatest artists in the Philippine history. Enter inside Leon Gallery and gaze at the rare finds, objet d’art, and contemporary pieces that are presented for magnificent September Auction 2015 happening on September 12, Saturday afternoon. At exactly 2PM, art pieces from the works of Juan Luna to modern day artists like Federico […]


Kamikazee’s Jay Contreras definition of art will leave you speechless


 Known as a comic onstage, lashing out spiels of humor with his band Kamikazee, Jay Contreras is one heck of a performer. Little to the knowledge of his fans, Jay is also a lover of art and he has expressed this in countless photographs he took once in while, during tours, out-of-town gigs, and especially when he’s with his family. Here’s Jay’s definition of art “Tinging ko sa art ay… hindi lang siya nakikita. Ang art nararamdaman mo, kahit picture yan at nakita mo, nararamdaman mo yung nakita ng nag-take ng picture na yun. Dapat yung art nakakaapekto sa tao (nakakakita), […]


Lopez Museum and Library presents ‘Open Ends’


 Open Ends, the second exhibition offering of the Lopez Museum and Library for 2015, highlights a collection of rarely seen studies, sketches, and unfinished paintings by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. These masterful renditions are complemented by those of Juan Luna, unfinished correspondences captured in Jose Rizal‘s careful handwriting  and by beautifully bound and printed novenas or prayer booklets. Select sculptural and mixed media installations by guest artists Ling Quisumbing Ramilo, Toym Imao, and Riel Hilario complete this provocation. Open Ends begins on August 22 and will end on December 23, 2015. Ling‘s artworks are more of personal things that attached to […]


The haunting at Laperal White House in Baguio City


 We are a bit skeptical when it comes to ghost encounters. We haven’t seen one but there are strange happenings in our life that we’ve had experienced in the past that will make a good share for ghost stories with the barkadas. Halloween and All Souls Day are both far from this month of August but what the heck. Here’s a short story of our experience when we bravely visited the infamous haunted house in Baguio, the Laperal White House, last Aug. 5, 2015. The challenge to visit Laperal started as we began traveling from Manila a day before we stepped inside the […]

Travel Mall Online team at the NAITAS Travel & Trade Show (James T. Austria)

NAITAS launches 1st Travel and Trade Show at SMX Convention in Mall of Asia


  The National Association of Independent Travel Agencies held their Travel & Trade Show at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia in Pasay for the first time in promoting the tourism in the country and these independent and newly established travel agencies in the country. In partnership with the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines (TPB), NAITAS features almost a hundred of exhibitors both in the field of travel and trade. In addition, NAITAS Travel & Travel Show helps in promoting the tourism in the Philippines with Department of Tourism – TPB’s newest theme or campaign called “Visit Philippines […]

Zomato Restaurant Summit at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel (James T. Austria)

First ever Zomato Restaurant Summit in Manila held at Makati Shangri-La Hotel


 Known as one of the best restaurant finding application for mobile, Zomato Philippines launched their very first “Zomato Restaurant Summit” which took place at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel on Tuesday, May 19. With the theme “Conquering the Digital Age,” Zomato Philippines conducted the summit in order to help the restaurant industry in the country to cope up with the ‘ever-changing demands’ brought y the digital age. “There will always be something new to talk about in the restaurant industry,” said Anton Ojeda, Zomato Philippines country manager. “With the summit, Zomato hopes to let the industry know that we are here […]

The Festival Founders of Art BGC The NextACT One Festival during the press conference at Mind Pod 2, Mind Museum, Bonifacio Global City.

One Festival to bring colors and sounds to the landscape of Bonifacio Global City


 Some will paint the walls, some will lead the beat and everyone is invited to partake in the festival at Bonifacio Global City Dubbed as “Art BGC The NextACT One Festival” this 2015, it is an annual cultural activity initiated by Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI) in partnership with an L.A. based art consultancy, Le Basse Projects, head sponsored by Globe Telecom. The Festival founders prepared new blasts on its third year promoting the value of arts and culture among the Filipino and international community in the city, dated May 22 to 30. Highlighting the murals, film, and music, different schedules […]

IFEX Philippines 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, MOA Complex (James T. Austria)

IFEX Philippines 2015 opens at the SMX Convention Center in SM MOA


 The International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines gathered different exhibitors around the world in one venue in SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia this Thursday (May 21, 2015). Featuring leading food exporters from the APEC economies including Russia, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and many more, IFEX offered these markets an opportunity to highlight their very own specialties and ethnic food products. Along with APEC top brands, another major highlight of the exhibition that features ethnic and traditional food products and cuisine of the APEC member-countries is the “Summit of Flavors @ The Kitchen” where chefs and […]

DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair

DTI SikatPinoy Nat’l Handicrafts Fair features items by Filipinos SMEs, APEC member-economies


 Indoor and outdoor furniture and handicraft items are highlighted in the recent opening of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair on Wednesday (May 6) at the Megatrade Halls in SM Megamall. Products made by Filipino small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are showcased together with those of the APEC member-economies. The Filipino exhibitors came from 16 regions that have been carefully selected among over a hundred participants. With the theme “Piling-Piling Produktong Pilipino” and also in relation to the country’s hosting of the annual APEC meeting, the fair was formally opened with a ribbon cutting with the assistance […]

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DTI Nat’l Handicrafts Fair to showcase products by Filipino SMEs, APEC economies


 DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair will be featuring products from sixteen regions in the country and also from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies; this is in line with the opportunity for the Philippines to host this year’s APEC summit. Piling-Piling Produktong Pilipino will be the theme of this year’s conference and the handicrafts edition of the 2015 SikatPinoy national trade fairs will showcase both indoor and outdoor furniture; house decors; novelty items; and health and wellness products. This is in order to expand the presence and opportunities in the market for Filipino Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from […]


Mobile World Congress 2015 shows off biggest moments in tech breakthroughs from Huawei’s wearables to Samsung Galaxy S6 event


 By the stroke of midnight (that is if you’re in the Philippines and Hong Kong), the tech movers had their eyes wide open and eagerly waited for the announcement and launching of Samsung‘s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, both flagship phones that have 5.1-inch screen. And the highlight of the launch is the introduction of Samsung Pay. Perhaps, the Chinese manufacturer’s answer to Apple Pay. Although, both Apple Pay and Samsung Pay (oh, they rhyme!) runs on the same technology platform MasterCard’s Mobile Digital Enablement System (MDES). This compounded to the news that Samsung bought LoopPay, a mobile payment company using special […]


Luzviminda Parola wins Grand Prize in Resorts World Manila Pinoy Ultimate Jeepney 2014 design contest


 With more than 60 entries, trimmed down to 14 Finalists, the winners of Resorts World Manila Pinoy Ultimate Jeepney (PUJ) 2014 design contest were announced and handed over the total of Php 600,000 cash prizes. PUJ 2014 winners were called on stage last night, Dec. 23 at the Newport Mall Plaza with  RWM’s Chief Operating Officer Steve Reilly and Head of Corporate Communications Owen Cammayo presenting them their giant cheques worth Php 600,000. People’s Choice Award  goes to Araw at Gabi Paskong Pinoy Lagi winning Php 100,000; Second Place to Kapistahang Pilipino Php 200,000; and Grand Prize goes out to Luzviminda Parola Php 300,000. “The PUJ […]


Axis and Children’s Hour partner for Time Out of Time Exhibit


 Axis, the contemporary classic watch that transcends time, continues its partnership with Children’s Hour through collaboration with renowned Filipino artists Ram Mallari, Buds Convocar and Salvador Ching to showcase inspiring art works created with the use of Axis watch parts. Titled Time Out of Time Exhibit, the art works were displayed and were up for bidding at the SM Mall of Asia last November 6-12, 2014. Proceeds from the auction were given to the “A Class of Your Own” project of Children’s Hour. Celebrities Sam YG and Lucky Mercado visited the artists’ work hub for a one on one session on the creation of […]

GLOBE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Globe stores turns 'under construction' sign away into art installations for customer experiences.

Globe turns boring ‘under construction’ into ACT art events


 If you passed by SM City North EDSA and you’ll visit the Annex building, chances are, you will stop by to take a first-hand look at the art installations at Globe Telecom store located at the 5th Level, Cyberzone. But wait, “Isn’t that the particular Globe store is ‘under construction’?“, you might ask yourself. On the physical aspect, the Globe store at the Annex, SM City North EDSA is undergoing renovation and is soon to become a digital hub that will change customers experience. And while Globe is basically transforming, the art installations takes away the boredom of seeing ‘under construction’ sign […]

CREATURE FEST. Featuring Darth Malgus from Star Wars.

Creature Fest is happening at Resorts World Manila


 Calling all toy collectors, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and all people from all ages who love toys, action figurines, LEGO, and such! Resorts World Manila is hosting the first-ever Creature Fest in the Philippines displayed at the first one-stop, nonstop entertainment and tourism destination in the country – right across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. Creature Fest features hair-raising display, just in time for the Halloween, including scale models and busts of famous villains such as Marvel‘s Green Goblin and Venom, Drake and Reaper Maquette from the movie Blade, an Uruk-Hai orc soldier and legendary Balrog from The Lord of the Rings […]

TCEB PANEL. Thailand and Philippine exhibition to take place this 2014.

Thailand government leading edge agency mounts Thailand Moves Forward exhibition road show 2014


 Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau or TCEB mounts Thailand Moves Forward exhibition road show to promote Thailand’s Connect Businesses Campaign among Filipino entrepreneurs. Participating are Thai trade show organizers IMPACT Exhibitions Services and Reed Tradex; as well as Philippines MICE travel agents. The event aims to foster. TCEB is Thailand’s government leading edge agency that has been the key to success for a wide range of global & regional business events since 2004. This year Thailand is home to a various international exhibitions including Recharge Expo Thailand 2014, ISRMAX Asia Expo 2014, Pharmex Asia 2014, Food & Hotel Thailand 2014, Thailand Lab 2014, […]