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UT SECTION OPENS IN UNIQLO SM MEGAMALL

UT space opens at UNIQLO SM Megamall

 

 Starting this month, you’ll not get lost anymore on your way inside UNIQLO SM Megamall when you search for your favorite Marvel, Disney (Mickey Mouse), Star Wars, and other collections that you enjoy wearing. UNIQLO SM Megamall just opened the new UT space section on Friday, April 28, to highlight the brand’s latest UT collections. UT at SM Megamall will feature all the Spring/Summer 2017 collection highlights, including EPICE Design, Futura, KAWS x Peanuts, and Magic For All – Mickey Blue and Star Wars. A wide range of other popular UT collection will also be available. It’s great to see UNIQLO Philippines COO, Mr. Katsumi […]

SMART X VOYAGER X BINIBINING PILIPINAS CHARITIES INC. PARTNERSHIP

Binibining Pilipinas 2017 SMS and digital fan voting powered by Smart and Voyager Innovations

 

 For the first time in Binibining Pilipinas pageant history – that’s 54 years and counting, this year’s SMS and digital fan voting, where the winner of the text votes will automatically be part of the Top 15 finalists, will be powered by PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, along with its digital innovations arm Voyager Innovations. Starting last April 26, fans only need to type BB<number of candidate> (ex. BB1 to BB40) and send it to 2929022 to cast their votes and support their favorite candidates. Votes will be counted until 7 PM of April 30 during the Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night. The signing of […]

JOLLIBEE JOLLY SPAGHETTI TVC

Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids Xia Vigor is the latest addition to Jollibee family

 

 Her cuteness and being articulate, plus excelling as a great performer at her young age, makes Xia Vigor a perfect celebrity endorser for the classic favorite, Jolly Spaghetti. Xia also stars in the latest Jollibee TVC  with the best-selling Jolly Spaghetti, which began airing last March 26, 2017. Xia is officially welcomed as the latest addition to Jollibee’s roster of celebrity endorsers through a media event held at Jollibee Biopolis Macapagal last April 22. Invited attendees were given jolly treats of meeting Xia in person and passes to DreamPlay, a DreamWorks-themed activity center at the City of Dreams Paranaque. Issa Litton […]

NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS MONTH

April is National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Month

 

 Not everyone knows that on April 4, 2017, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Proclamation No. 190 declaring April of every year as National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Month calling upon government instrumentalities, including universities and colleges and local government units, and the private sector to participate in the celebration upgrading the previous weeklong observance to a month. This was announced during the press briefing organized by the Motion Pictures Association in Celebration of World IP Day held last April 20 at Sala Bistro in Greenbelt, Makati. This celebration marks the local industry and government agencies joining together to announce new efforts […]

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Best Gourmet Burgers Down South

 

 Like burgers? Love movies? Have the best of both worlds with Blockbuster Burgers by Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. Visit Crimson Hotel’s Cafe Eight anytime this April and get yourself a fully-stuffed burger named after a classic blockbuster film. Let me warn you guys: for diners like me who can only consume small servings or a single regular-sized fastfood burger in one sitting, one order of any Blockbuster Burger menu item can already be considered good for two people (except the Titanic burger, which a minimum of four people can finish, ideally…hence its name). The Titanic burger’s got: Half kilo […]

ROAD TRIP 21-HOURS MANILA TO CAGAYAN

How we slay the 21-hour road trip from Manila to Cagayan for Partakan Festival 2017

 

 We went to Cagayan during the Holy Week to cover the 4th Partakan Festival 2017 which was held at Anguib Beach Club in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Partakan Festival is an annual celebration of brotherhood, passion, and freedom amongst motorbike riders and enthusiasts organized by Ropali Classic to promote Moto-Tourism in the province of Cagayan in Cagayan Valley region which is located at the northeastern tip of Luzon. A lot of things happened during the festival but nothing is more exciting than our 21-hour road trip travel from Manila to Cagayan. Normally, a bus ride may only take, more or less, 15 hours to get […]

JOLLIBEE AND PHILIPPINE RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION MOA SIGNING

Jollibee and Philippine Rugby Football Union forge for strong and lasting partnership

 

 Representing Pinoy pride and the love for the country, both Jollibee and the Philippine Rugby Footbal Union signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last April 10, 2017 at the Jollibee Plaza in Ortigas, Pasig City. Present in the union were Philippine Rugby Footbal Union, Inc. Treasurer, William Bailey and Jollibee Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer Francis Flores, in the presence of PRFU National Team Head Jake Letts and Jollibee Philippines Brand Communications PR Director Arline Adeva. The program was moderated by Jollibee Philippines Brand Communications Digital PR Cat Triviño. The partnership enclosed the presence of Jollibee branding on PRFU’s Get […]

STARBUCKS SUMMER FRAPPUCCINO GRAND LAUNCH

StarbucksPH officially welcomes summer with new beverage and Starbucks collectors’ cards

 

 Starbucks just made an awesome beverage and we are rolling! In time for summer, Starbucks Philippines introduced lately a new coffee mix blended beverage that people with sweet tooth will enjoy. Who would have thought that popcorn and pretzel can be put together in one single drink like the Pop’zel Coffee Frappuccino Blended Beverage, making it a one delectable drink. Those childhood sweet memories will surely play back in everyone’s head once they  tasted this sweet concoction from Starbucks which will be readily available come April 18 on a limited time. The Pop’zel Coffee Frappuccino, loaded with caramel popcorn and […]

LUBAO INTERNATIONAL BALLOON AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017

 

 It was out first time to cover the hot air balloon show in Lubao last April 6 and it was a great day to be there on its first day. This happens to be its 4th year since its inception which is now annually held in Pradera Verde, a 360-hectare sports and leisure complex in the first-class municipality in Lubao, Pampanga and is a two hour and thirty minutes drive from Quezon City. We left Eton Centris by 2:30 AM and we reached our destination by 4 AM. It was still dark and we have to get familiarized with the […]

4TH PARTAKAN FESTIVAL ANGUIB BEACH

4th Partakan Festival in Anguib Beach is ready to go

 

 It’s great to see three of the most trusted motorbike brands in the Philippines coming and joining together for one special occasion that aims to celebrate brotherhood, passion, and freedom of motorists, the 4th Partakan Festival, which will happen on April 14-15, 2017 at Anguib Beach in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Ronald Carreon, Department Head of Sales and Marketing, Honda Philippines Inc.; John Carlo Roque, Regional Head for North Luzon, Yamaha Motor Philippines; and Dan Darang, Brand Manager, Kawasaki Motors Philippines Inc. join forces for the annual Partakan Festival to provide sponsorship, bike clinics, camaraderie, family bonding, and promote Moto-tourism in this side […]

SHELL SUMMER ROAD TRIP

Shell kicked off ‘Recharge Your Summer Road Trip’ with a whole-day escapade in the Southern part of the metro

 

 It was our first time to be part of a Shell road trip event and as soon as we got the invitation, we immediately confirmed our participation for this year’s summer event. These past few days we’ve experienced a rise on the temperature and that signals the beginning of summer, and Pilipinas Shell knows how to make this season more enjoyable, fun, and worthwhile for their customers by launching summer offerings, services, and food delights. This summer 2017, Shell officially kicked off ‘Recharge Your Summer Road Trip’ summer themed-drive, with us, the media, to a whole-day escapade in the Southern part […]

ROBINSONS DEPARTMENT STORE FEATURES GO LOKAL!

Robinsons Department Store embraces local ingenuity through Go Lokal!

 

 The Philippines is a country that is full of ingenuity. They just have to discover and given the right exposure, original homegrown products can be at par with their foreign counterparts. 99% of entrepreneurs in the country consists of micro-entrepreneurs, according to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon V. Lopez during his acknowledgement remark last March 24 for the official opening of Go Lokal! in Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Place Manila. “I (and behalf of DTI), thanked Robinsons Group for recognizing these entrepreneurs and through Go Lokal!, they are given a chance to get inside malls, get exposed […]

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Coachella Feels With Wanderland

 

 Wish granted! Thanks to Globe Telecom, I had the opportunity to blog about a music festival. It’s not just a simple, small-time event…it’s an annual, major kind of thing. I love attending music-filled happenings (Coachella music fest is still on my bucket list), as I enjoy those moments of discovering fresh talent and watching legends play live. What I love about Wanderland 2017 is not just being given special access to feature it here on the JME blog, but the new location that is very close to (my) home. The Filinvest City grounds was so perfect for Wanderland! Moreover, I […]

MOVIECLUB

Vault for Filipino content now available through MovieClub

 

 “Just play, not pay,” says the tagline for MovieClub, a free to download video-on-demand that features a vault for Filipino content such as content creators, studio libraries, film festivals, local and foreign award winners,  and independent films. The best part of it, it’s free! Yup, you don’t have to pay for subscription. It’s absolutely free to watch and download Filipino movies, locally and independently produced, local TV series, music videos, news, and sports. All you have to do is download the app via Google Play. It’s not yet available on Apple Store. You’ll have to wait if you’re using an […]

JUSTICE LEAGUE TEAM 2017 POSTER

Justice is Coming, the League is Here!

 

 Are you ready for the Justice League trailer? Take our money, you Zack Snyder, you! Justice League will have its premiere run on November 17, 2017 and before that trailers and the League’s individual posters have come up on the internet since two days back. Now, would it be exciting to see one of the movie trailers of Justice League alongside some of the behind-the-scenes showing Bruce Wayne checking out Arthur Curry, Diana Prince, Barry Allen, and Victor Stone? Here it is for your fandom pleasure!     And wait! We’ve also tied one of the Injustice 2 trailers here. […]

THE BIKE PLAYGROUND CIRCULO VERDE

The Bike Playground opens at Circulo Verde

 

 The first and only asphalt pump tracks and bike park in Metro Manila is finally open at the Ortigas & Co.’s 10-hectare master planned mix use community, Circulo Verde, in Calle Industria, Quezon City. The Bike Playground brings the outdoor experience closer to your home and office and guarantees an unbeatable biking experience as it simply has so much to offer – the Philippines’ first signature pump track, a 1km Outdoor Trail, and an Outdoor Kids Track. “Combining small town charm with big city dynamism, it is another testament to Ortigas & Company’s commitment in transforming some of the country’s most iconic […]

MY STREET, HIGH STREET

Sunday Outdoor Play at My Street, High Street

 

 With today’s digital lifestyle, kids are more focused on playing with their gadgets than playing games that will make them sweat. Outdoor play for kids is now being recommended by experts because it is beneficial for the kids physical development, and much more healthier, too. Playing outdoors also develop their motor skills and self-confidence. Beginning last March 9, 2017, My Street, High Street was launched by Bonifacio Global City. It takes the adults on a trip down the memory lane when most of the kids activities were done outdoors. In line with this, BGC opened its streets so that people, […]

GO HOTELS NORTH EDSA

Go Hotels opens 2nd branch under Roxaco-Vanguard Hotels Corporation

 

 Business and leisure travelers, occasional tourists and backpackers can now experience quality service accommodation with the newest Go Hotels branch right in North EDSA. Situated along the stretch of EDSA, Quezon City, the new Go Hotels is just a few minutes away from SM North EDSA, the Philippines’ largest mall, and select government offices. Go Hotels North EDSA is the 2nd out of the 5 projects of Roxaco-Vanguard Hotel Corporation, in association with Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC). Overall, it’s the 12th Go Hotels branch in the country. Three more Go Hotels will soon open, Go Hotels Cubao, Timog, and Ermita, Manila […]

10 NETFLIX SHOWS WORTH BINGE WATCHING

10 Netflix shows worth binge watching

 

 You watch a particular show right on your set and follow your favorite series until the end of the season, looking forward for the next chapter and hop on to the next one. The internet TV innovation makes our viewing experience more enjoyable on Smart TVs and with handful of devices that have innovated further offering better usability, faster performance, watching TV programs becomes more immersive, especially when you’re watching with a 4K HDR. The 4K High Dynamic Range gives ultimate picture quality with brilliance of 4K clarity with the brightness, color, and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR). When it […]

JOLLIBEE #LANGHAPSARAPYUM WITH JULIA BARRETTO AND JOSHUA GARCIA

Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia go nostalgic with Jollibee #LanghapSarapYum TVC

 

 If you are wondering “why are Julia Barretto and Josh Garcia dressed in astronaut costumes?” in the new Jollibee TVC and ‘what’s so ‘outer-space’ about the new commercial?’ Below’s the answer. Here’s a bit of a trivia. In the 80s, when Jollibee introduced the Yum Burger with a TV ad that showed the iconic langhap-sarap appeal that crossed boundaries up to foreigners’ taste when it comes to burger, the ad showed two astronauts who’ve just landed on the moon and got smitten by the langhap-sarap Jollibee Yum Burger. To honor the classic langhap-sarap commercial, Jollibee decided to do a remake […]

GLOBE AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TURNED OVER 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM TO MANILA SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL

Globe and Habitat for Humanity unveiled Manila Science High School’s 21st century classroom

 

 Last March 17, Globe Telecom and Habitat for Humanity officially turned over to Manila Science High School (MaSci) over the weekend a multi-functional Information and Communications Technology (ICT) laboratory with a collaborative working space that is fit for 21st century learning. Keynote speaker Eva Nacion, MaSci Prinicipal, Batch ’91 Representative, Marga Uy Baula, and 5th District Manila Congresswoman Cristal Bagatsing gave congratulatory words to this momentous occasion. If you’ll remember, MaSci, the first pilot science high school in the Philippines, joined the Global Filipino School (GFS) Program, a long-term educational initiative of Globe to transform select public schools into centers […]

LUBAO INTERNATIONAL BALLOON AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

How to get to Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017

 

 The Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017 (LubaoIBMF2017) is a yearly hot air balloon festival held in the province of Lubao, Pampanga. As of press time, there are about 30 international balloonist who will be joining to shower the skies with their amazing giant balloons. To top it all, there will be live performances from local band such as Sponge Cola, Parokya ni Edgar, and Bamboo every night (April 6-9) at the festival with the addition of famous international artists like Red Foo (LMFAO) on the last day. Gates will be open from 4 Am to 12 AM. General […]

ROAD SAFETY IDEA HACK GRAB PHILIPPINES

Why collect road safety data?

 

 According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the public need to have a better understanding  on what are the real causes of traffic problems. While the government has not enough budget and restrained with limited budget, there is an immediate need to help evaluate the effectiveness of road safety interventions and improvements. “The DOTr, led by Sec. Art Tugade, is strongly committed to address the country’s challenges in road safety and improve the country’s transportation. Accurate and reliable data on road crashes and multi-sectoral collaboration are crucial to achieve these goals,” said DOTr Assistant Secretary for Land Transport and Infrastructure, […]

2017 SIKAT PINOY NATIONAL FOOD FAIR

Adventuresome taste buds enjoy gastronomic delight at the 5th Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair

 

 Since its inception 5 years ago, the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair has attracted a growing number of foodies who eagerly look forward to the opportunity to stock up on their favorite regional delicacies, special spices and condiments, health products, and many more. The Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair is a much-awaited event for foodies missing the comfort food that they grew up with, as well as those with adventuresome taste buds looking for new twists to traditional Pinoy dishes. You don’t need to go that very far. For 5 consecutive days (March 15-19) at the Megatrade Halls of the […]

CONVERSE FACE-OFF 2017

Filipino designers walked in Converse fashion

 

 Well-respected fashion designers, as well as their younger counterparts show off their lifestyle apparel designs through Philippine Daily Inquirer’s fashion Face-Off 2017 with Converse sneakers brand last March 2 at the East Atrium of EDSA Shangri-La Plaza. The PDI Face-Off is a collaboration with Filipino fashion designers and top brands in the country today.   Fashion designers like Caroline Alaba, JC Buendia, Tipay Caintic, Ito Curata, Mike dela Rosa, Rei Escario, Arcy Gayatin, OJ Hofer, Paolo Miguel Jaofar, Wilbur Lang, Rajo Laurel, Patrick Lazol, Michael Leyva, Andrea Lopa, Daryl Maat, Efren Ocampo, Randy Ortiz, KC Pusing, Philip Rodriguez, Thian Rodriguez, […]