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Take a break and shop at Tutuban Center


 For many years, even before the biggest and modern malls  mushroomed in the metropolis, Tutuban Center in Divisoria is one of the shopping haven of Filipinos. Tutuban Center became more of a convenient place to shop as it sits in the main train station of the Philippine National Railway (PNR), the Tutuban station most commonly known as Manila station or Divisoria train station. Tutuban is a hunter’s paradise for those who loves shopping on a budget and bargain commodities from personal to home improvement needs. Shopping could go so well even if you only have a P1000 budget in your purse […]


French-Pinay model-turned-sexy actress Kim Domingo is Ginebra San Miguel 2017 Calendar Girl


 Joining in the ranks of gorgeous and pretty ladies, it’s about time for French-Pinay model-turned-sexy actress Kim Domingo was finally revealed to the public as the new Ginebra San Miguel 2017 Calendar Girl. The up-and-coming actress joins the ranks of popular models and actresses who have graced the Ginebra San Miguel calendars throught he years, including  Ellen Adarna (2015), two-time calendar girl Marian Rivera (2009 and 2014), Georgina Wilson (2013), Solenn Heusaff (2012), Anne Curtis (2011), and her predecessor Arci Munoz (2016). Kim Domingo who rose from the bottom before becoming popular related her story during a one-on-one interview of her […]


Sennheiser Sound Forum


 Sennheiser is way no doubt one of the prestigious brands when it comes to audio lines of product. Many prefer Sennheiser because of the clear, crisp, and hi-def it provides for all audio needs, big or small events, public or private use.   Audio specialist Sennheiser is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones, and wireless transmission systems. It was founded in 1945 by electrical engineer Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser.  Last July, Sennheiser launched its inaugural Sound Forum in the Philippines for a physical experience of Sennheiser premier products through an experiential presentation of its high-end headphones. The […]


Spiral presents A Taste of Vietnam


 We’ve been to Vietnam a couple of times already and when it comes to food experience, Vietnamese cuisine has something fresh to offer for foodies who want to try out a healthy and delectable dishes found in this Southeast Asian country. And guests of Sofitel Philippines Plaza Manila, specifically Spiral, didn’t have to go that far to experience wellness in an epicurean journey from one of Southeast Asia’s healthiest culinary havens brought by Vietnamese Master Chef Le Minh Quang. Chef Quang flew in from Hotel Royal Hoi-An by the MGallery over the week until the weekend to bring his best sellers and […]


Parul Shah-Maggie Wilson and Eric & Rona Tai survived The Amazing Race Asia first race leg in Jakarta


 The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 premiered last October 13 on AXN and the Philippines’ two teams completed the first race leg in the highly anticipated launch of the Race at the National Monument in Jakarta. 11 teams from 6 different countries started out the first leg and was reduced to 9 when two of the participating teams weren’t able to make it when they were disqualified immediately in the race. Celebrity host Allan Wu revealed a surprise and shocking twist at the starting line. For Filipino fans, it was great to know that teams of husband-and-wife team Eric & Rona […]


Westworld on HBO


 Westworld is the new TV series from HBO. A sci-fi induced made for television adapted from the 1970s movie with the same title. Westworld has the Jurassic Park movie appeal about a resort park that features three of world’s most loved era, the Roman, the Medieval, and the West worlds. The original movie was written and directed by Michael Crichton. This present adaptation is equally mind-tripping under the helm of J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan. Westworld revolves around this company that makes 3D-printed robotics in human-like form that are part of the attraction of the Westworld park, a themed resort intended for rich […]


Meet your idols at the YouTube Lounge in select Ayala Mall locations


 Meet your favorite YouTube creators when you visit that newly installed YouTube Lounge sponsored by Ayala Malls in key locations in Metro Manila. Catch your idols like Janina Vela and Wil Dasovich (Oct. 8) at the UP Town Center; Team Kramer at TriNoma (Oct. 15); beauty bloggers Kristine Roces, Say Tioco, and Clara Benin at Glorietta (Oct. 29); erwan Heussaff, Mikey Bustos, and Chris Cantada at Greenbelt (Nov. 12); Lloyd Cadena, Anne Clutz, and Boogieboy at Market! Market! (Nov. 26); and lastly, Bogart the Explorer, Ralph Jay, and Joyce Sola at Alabang Town Center (December 10). “Filipinos watch videos at […]


MoneyGram donates P1M to Black Pencil Project’s “School-in-A-Box Program”


 “Our Php1 million will go a long way. The School-in-A-Box program will provide complete study packs, teacher’s kits, and relevant learning resource materials for the marginalized children from the indigenous communities,” says Andrea Maramotti, MoneyGram International Head of Marketing for Emerging Markets. Definitely, any amount, and the larger the better, will do something great for projects that will benefit the young and helping them to get schooled as they are our future leaders in the making. Black Pencil Project is an independent civilian volunteer organization that assists select schools from far-flung areas all over the country. Founded in June 2008, […]


Singapore comes closer to home with Makansutra at the SM Megamall


 If you love laksa, satay, bah kuh teh, or anything Singaporean cuisine, you don’t need to go very far – like book a flight with Cebu Pacific or Singapore Airlines, to savor the rich and flavorful popular food concept also known as ‘hawker food’ because now you can experience it here in Manila. SM comes with another first as it opened its doors to Filipino foodies and non-foodies alike with the newly introduced Makansutra street food-style stalls at the SM Megamall A. We just had our first dibs and we are convinced that Makansutra will take you to a food trip […]


Why Payoneer matters for Filipino freelancers


 While the Philippines peso plunges on a seven-year low, as reported from the stock market this week, US dollar shoots with $1 = Php48.25 which made financial market bled again. Initial reports blame the noise in politics as the reason to why the peso hits this downfall anew. But that’s a different story. Still, many from the business sector are optimistic that after the noise dies down, everything will be back to normal. The said financial crisis did not affect foreign players to invest and open up offices here in the country, just as like what Payoneer just did a couple […]

NCIS Special Agent is now trial consultant in BULL


 Inspired by Dr. Phil McGraw, co-founder of top trial consulting firm Courtroom Science, Inc. (CSI), the new TV series BULL features the courtroom drama and what goes around behind it – based on a trial consulting firm’s POV. It takes a lot of bull (pun intended) to master the art of trial analytics and Dr. Jason Bull will do everything to get the justice, guilty or not, his clients deserve. His firm TAC packs a team of analytical thinkers helping the whole group to win a certain case.  Lawyer Annalise Keating should send her A1 five-member student-team to this firm […]


Bakood Festival 2016 MUSIKO Marching Band, Drum Battle, and Show Competition


 It was our first time to cover Bakood Festival and it was a great opportunity to watch marching bands from different provinces and region of the country as they gallantly paraded their costumes and uniforms for the whole day in the streets of Poblacion in Bacoor, Cavite last Saturday. The Marching Bands Parade was part of the Bakood Festival 2016 MUSIKO and Bacoor’s 345th Founding Anniversary celebration highlighted with the Drum Battle, Show Competition, and Awarding Ceremony attended by town head Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla. This blog was part of the social media and online sites who were invited by Edwin Guinto of the […]


Pizza in just a few clicks with Pizza Hut #PizzaMeNow


 Have you been spending that oh so many nights just eating your ‘tortang talong’ and you began to feel sorry for yourself? Worry and feel bad no more. There’s now a fast and easy way to fix your pizza cravings, day and night. All you need is your laptop, desktop, or mobile phone. It’s now quick and easy to have your favorite pizzas, at home, delivered at your doorstep or through carry-out orders. Paano? Read on! Pizza Hut Philippines recently updated their new website and part of it is the featured new and fast way of ordering pizza. The new […]


Lethal Weapon back on Warner TV


 Mention Lethal Weapon, the movie, and you’ll probably remember Mel Gibson and Danny Glover of this buddy-cop action film. Oh. You don’t? Because you weren’t even born yet when Lethal Weapon franchise came out in the late 80s up to the 90s. Lethal Weapon happens to be a classic cop-duo film that made Mel and Danny a household name during those years. Lucky for you, millennials, that blockbuster hit is now a TV series and you’ll be able to connect with the cop and chase detective story. It’s not a prequel nor sequel but a reboot of the movie now […]


FILSCAP and Pioneer launched Campus Caravan and songwriting competition


 Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc. (FILSCAP), the sole and official music copyright society in the Philippines, together with Pioneer, one of the top life and non-life insurance companies in the country, launched today the FILSCAP Campus Caravan, a college songwriting talk that aims to guide aspiring musicians in the different aspects of songwriting. The FILSCAP Campus Caravan will visit De La Salle University-Manila, San Beda College Alabang, UP Diliman, University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo De Manila University, San Beda Alabang, University of Makati, and Ateneo De Davao to have a songwritibg workshop talk. A face-to-face sessiob with […]


Evolution of interior designs in the Philippines from Past, Present, and Future


 We are not going to pick the top or most awesome interior designs from EVOLUTION: A Philippine School of Interior Design Batch 2016 Past, Present, Future exhibit show happening on September 29 to October 30, 2016 at The Square in Greenfield District, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City. Rather, from the brilliant minds of the 140 students of PSID, we will feature the dynamic nature of design through their works. Dean Pojie Pambid, assigned these students and formed 24 teams whom will be presenting the 24 booths of 3 galleries: Past, Present, and Future. It’s not easy to pick 5 or 10 best interior designs because […]


Gabay Guro pays tribute to teachers this Teachers’ Month


 Gabay Guro was born when a group of like-minded PLDT executives banded together over coffee for an advocacy for teachers. That was nine years ago. Today, Gabay Guro has over 1100 scholars on various state colleges and universities nationwide. There are over 300 LET passers, 496 active scholars as of August, 2016 and projected 167 graduates in 2017. Gabay Guro also celebrates the fat that 137 scholars graduated with honors – 112 cum laudes and 25 magna cum laudes. Gabay Guro has also partnered with local government units to further teacher education. What is Gabay Guro? Gabay Guro is a […]


Memorable memorial service experience worth remembering


 Often times we don’t talk about it. As long as we can distract ourselves from engaging in a conversation, we would keep away from mentioning anything about it. The truth is, everyone’s fate’s already destined and sealed. We will all go there someday. But is it really that scary not to talk about the end of the road? The ultimate death and the last place for viewing here on Earth? Perhaps Phoenix Memorial Chapels and Centennial Garden will change your perceptions on your final resting place. Phoenix Memorial Chapels and Centennial Garden is a vast property for the dearly departed with mortuary services equipped […]


Modern Tea experience with Starbucks Teavana Handcrafted Beverages and Full Leaf Tea Sachets


 Coffee and tea lovers, rejoice! Starbucks Philippines recently unveiled and released their newest products – innovative iced beverages, and will be available in 6,200 Starbucks stores across the China/Asia Pacific region, including the Philippines. This modern tea experience gives customers the opportunity to enjoy a range of unique iced and hot tea beverages with bold, layered flavors, handcrafted the way only Starbucks can, for the first time. The launch of Teavana brings an entirely new tea occasion specifically developed for customers in Asia. “We see a tremendous opportunity to leverage the company’s expertise in creating best-in-class retail experiences, handcrafting customized beverages, […]


Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez and son Nate enjoys bonding moments with the Telpad


 Celebrity mom and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid exemplified the modern-day Filipino mom who strikes the balance between her hectic work and her role as a family woman. Her best achievement in married life must be as the doting mother to four-year old Nathaniel James, more fondly known as Nate. We met and saw little Nate during their PLDT HOME Telpad and Smart Watch endorsement launch held a couple of weeks back in Cercio Grill along Tomas Morato, Quezon City. We like Nate. There’s a coolness with the way this kid talk and moves. His upbringing is reflected on the way […]


AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 finalists Kim Pauig wins grand prize


 AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 finalists Kimberly Pauig wins 200,000 BIG points after the dramatic Final Show held last September 15 at Green Sun, Makati City. There were more than 500 entries whittled down to six finalists who traveled all the way to Macau and competed in different challenges. Finalists Neil Cardano, Mithilaya Miclat, Eliseo Zuñiga, Pauig, Daniel Magbanua, and Dave Poblete showed their skills in different categories like portraiture and food photography as they visited Coloane Village, Fisherman’s Wharf, and other cultural attractions in Macau. During The Final Show, DJ Tracy Abad of The Mad House of Mellow 94.7, the top three finalists Pauig, […]


Kapuso teen star Miguel Tanfelix tackles issues on premarital sex and teenage pregnancies


 To be clear, Kapuso young actor Miguel Tanfelix admits that he has no time to think about premarital sex at this point in time of his career. Miguel, 17, is currently busy with projects under his mother studio and other appearances beyond showbiz like becoming an ambassador for U4U. Miguel was tapped as the Celebrity Ambassador for U4U flagship program for Filipino teens by POPCOM. POPCOM kicked off U4U in 2014 as an innovative caravan for teens and by teens. POPCOM executive director, Dr. Juan Antonio Perez said that U4U is one of several programs of the government aimed to fulfill […]

Converse Fall-Holiday 2016 Counter Climate Footwear and Apparel Collection Press Preview


 Converse has been around for more than a hundred years and younger generations have found love to this sneakers shoe brand. Why? Because the brand keeps on innovating. Remember when they released the Chuck Taylor All Star II in 2015? The classic Chuck Taylor was given a more comfortable design feature yet retaining that original look that everybody love. This year, Converse produced another great design by coming up with a waterproof sneaker design opt to battling weather head-on this Fall/Holiday 2016 season, combining classic with premium, weatherized features. The debut of the Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Footwear and Apparel Collection […]


One-way ticket Train To Busan movie review


 After Camp Sawi, which made cinema-goers learn to view love in another perspective, I’ve finally managed to squeezed in time to watch Train To Busan at Glorietta Cinema yesterday. It’s a heart pounding roller coaster zombie apocalypse story that did not disappoint, from cinematography to characters’ portrayal. While Camp Sawi is a Pinoy Indie-like made for commercial viewing, Train To Busan is a South Korean movie starring well-known Korean actors and actresses. There are factors that Train To Busan would be compared to U.S. made zombie movies like World War Z and TV series like The Walking Dead or Z Nation, […]

Mang Inasal pays tribute to everyday heroes


 It’s not all the time that we see and hear heroic deeds by our fellowmen that is given recognition for all citizens to know and realize that faith in humanity is still present among our hearts. A person doesn’t have to go to war and come back as a hero nor that person doesn’t have to save an entire city like the Avengers did in the movie Age of Ultron. A person can be a hero just by stepping up, believing and doing what he believes is right. Sharing talents and passion to his fellowmen that will benefit a lot of people […]