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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, […]

7-ELEVEN 2,000TH STORES IN THE PHILIPPINES

7-Eleven welcomes 2000th store in the Philippines

 

 Located at the LV Locsin Building, 6752 Makati Avenue, Legazpi Village in Makati, Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC), country licensee of leading convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, welcomes its 2000th store in the Philippines last March 8, 2017. The newest branch is the latest addition to the 60,000 stores in 17 countries as the global store chain and the largest convenience retailer in the world expands its reach to its growing market around the world. PSC sees this latest achievement as a milestone continuity from their expansion to 1,000 stores in 2014, and now to 2,000 stores in just over 2 years. […]

TARA HYA LEONARDO DISNEY PRINCESS I DARE TO DREAM

Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream aspirant Hya’s story will truly melt your hearts

 

 Inspired by Disney’s iconic princesses and their incredible stories and qualities, Disney Princesses: I Dare To Dream will bring viewers on a magical journey of six young Filipino girls as they pursue their dreams with the help of various mentors headed by Disney legend Lea Salonga with theater actress Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, social educator Efren Penaflorenda, veterinarian Dr. Nielsen Donato, animator Tito Romero, chef Jessie Sincioco, and YouTuber and host Charisma Star. One of the aspiring Disney Princess is Hya Tara Leonardo, who is the eldest among the 6 girls performing from this 12–episodic web series, a first-of-its-kind digital reality-series produced […]

SINING LAKBAY: PHILIPPINE HISTORY IN AUGMENTED REALITY AT THE GATEWAY GALLERY

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 […]

BEA ALONZO FUJIFILM INSTAX MEMORY LANE ALBUM

Bea Alonzo confirms there is ‘forever’ with Fujifilm

 

 “May forever sa Fujifilm,” says Bea Alonzo during an interview with Cera Hernandez for the launch of instax Memory lane kit that includes the instax Mini 8 camera, instax mini Glossy Film 10s, a unique instax Picture Book album made of thick-bordered pages, and a Pen Marker. Bea is Fujifilm Philippines brand ambassador and a proud instax fangirl. She shared to the crowd her many experience with Fujifilm, particularly with instax during the Grand Launch of the Memory lane album held last March 9 at the Function Hall CDE, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Ortigas. “These are my photos,” shares Bea who was […]

KODANDA ARCHERY RANGE EASTWOOD CITY

Unlocking your ‘Green Arrow’ persona at Kodanda Archery Range

 

 If you’re a longtime fan of DC comics and CWs ‘Arrow’, you’ll know who the Green Arrow is. Though there are different story versions from these two references, the Green Arrow is characterized with expertise in archery, using his bow and arrow to avenged his failed city, Star City. According to its online definition, archery is a  “sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. In modern times, it is mainly a competitive sport and recreational activity.” Remember Robin Hood of Nottingham? Well, if you want to […]

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Like in Vietnam, When in Alabang

 

 I wasn’t that familiar with Vietnamese cuisine (I’m more into Thai, Korean and Japanese), until I grabbed the opportunity to have “A Taste of Vietnam” at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila’s Cafe 8 restaurant. The hotel invited media personalities and bloggers last March 10, the very first day of this Vietnamese dining showcase led by three Vietnam-based guest chefs Nguyen Thi Khanh Ngan, Tran Kim Hoang Trong, and Vo Van Chien. Savour Vietnamese dishes as we bring you three chefs taking over Cafe 8 and serve you authentic dishes on March 10 -18. Call 863-2222 for reservations. #CrimsonFilinvestCity #TasteofVietnam #CrimsonHotel […]

GRUPO AGATEP 52ND ANVIL AWARDS NIGHT

Top PR firms win at 52nd Anvil Awards

 

 Anvil Awards is the oldest and prestigious award giving body by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) held annually, since its inception in 1963, to recognize exemplary performance of select public relations nominees. The ANVIL is the symbol of Excellence in Public Relations. It is awarded to outstanding public relations programs, tools and, now, practitioners after careful screening by select PR professionals and judging by a distinguished multi-sectoral jury. Eligibility Any public relations program or tool implemented between October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 was eligible for the 52nd ANVIL AWARDS. Held last Friday, March 10, 5 PM […]

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Wellness Staycation South of Manila

 

 This is your chance to be fit and healthy this summer when you book your stay at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila with the Fit and Fab package (until March 31, 2017). I had the chance to join one of the wellness sessions for all hotel guests (not just for those under Fit and Fab) and diners in partnership with Nurture Wellness Village: Tai Qi Gong. Ladies, wear your most comfortable work out clothes on and join our Tai Qi Gong session by Nurture Wellness Village at The Deck Bar tomorrow from 5-6pm exclusive for Fit and Fab room package […]

ALASKA IRONKIDS PHILIPPINES

Kids race to the finish line of the local junior version of the international triathlon series, Ironman

 

 As early as 5 AM, children 6 to 14 years old were already awake and got ready for the gun start of Alaska IronKids Philippines, the local junior version of the international triathlon series, Ironman. Triathlon is a race that features three sporting events: running, swimming, and biking. The competition is open to kids who are new to the sport and those who have already joined other triathlon events. For parents, joining a triathlon is a challenging and rewarding way for kids to get fit. Aside from mastering three sports in one, children learn the values of discipline, determination, hard work, sportsmanship, […]

ROBINSONS SUPERMARKET EXPLORE WELLNESS

Shop and “Explore Wellness” at Robinsons Supermarket

 

 Robinsons Supermarket is inviting everyone to healthy living and experience “Explore Wellness” journey through the healthy retail supermarket chain’s campaign, “Route to Wellness.” The Route to Wellness is a year-long campaign as a testament to Robinsons Supermarket’s continuous commitment to strengthening its “We Love Wellness” advocacy that enables it to provide healthier food options and alternatives to Filipino families. Hosted by Kuya Tonipet Gaba, and presented by Coach Jim and Toni Saret, “Explore Wellness” journey kicked-off last March 4 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park where media and customers joined in a afternoon activity sampling products from partner brands such as Unilever, Kojie-San, […]

5 SIGNS OF EYE IRRITATION: THE EYES ARE THE WINDOW TO THE SOUL

5 Signs of eye irritation that you should know

 

 The eyes are the windows to the soul is a metaphor of one person’s true personality. There’s also this saying that ‘you’ll know if a person is lying just by looking at the eyes.’ Our eyes are wonderful gift from our existence and through vision we can see how great the world we are living in. It’s certainly one of the beautiful parts of our body and we should take good care of it. There are people who aren’t blessed with a perfect vision but for those who are enjoying this gift, there are 5 signs of eye irritation that need not […]

UREKA MEGA MANILA FORUM

UREKA Mega Manila Forum at the SM Megamall

 

 Is it time for blogs to be ‘business ready for the future?’ This may spark a lot of arguments and debates whether blogs should be business-ready and be registered as business entity. This million-dollar question occur to us during our attendance at the UREKA Mega Manila Forum which was held last February 25 in Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall. UREKA Mega Manila is UnionBank of the Phllippines and its partners e-commerce forum to encourage MSMEs to transform their brick-and-mortar business into brick-and-click models into the digital space. As we go around the exhibit we stumbled into the booths of Department of Trade […]

MISS UNIVERSE 2015 PIA LAONZO WURTZBACH SMILE MAKER SMILE TRAIN PHILIPPINES

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 […]

IDP EDUCATION STUDY IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Push Forward to your dreams of studying in Australia and New Zealand

 

 IDP Education is a world leader in international student placement and has been in the Philippines since 1985 assisting students through the process of studying abroad – from selecting which course to take, institution, and country to school and visa applications, up to pre-departure preparations. Those who dream of studying in Australia, Canada, UK, USA, and New Zealand have a very good chance of fulfilling it through a counselling services, which is offered for free under the Free Student Placement Services by IDP Philippines. This is a great opportunity for fresh graduates, undergraduates or even those who seek vocational learning, to […]

E! LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET SKY CABLE

89th Oscars’ Live From the Red Carpet airs on Monday, February 27

 

 The 89th Academy Awards also known as the Oscars will be presented extensively this year through E! coverage of the biggest night in film when Live From the Red Carpet airs on Monday, February 27 at 6:30 AM (with primetime encore at 8:05 PM) straight from Hollywood. If you’re betting for La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge, Manchester By The Sea, Fences, Hell or High Water, Arrival, Lion, or Moonlight for the Best Picture, it’s time for you to stay glued on your TV set on Monday morning as hosts Ryan Seacrest, Giuliana Rancic, and the rest of E!’s Live From the […]

UNIQLO LIFEWEAR EVENT 2017 SPRING/SUMMER COLLECTION PRESS PREVIEW

UNIQLO LifeWear 2017 Spring/Summer collection

 

 UNIQLO’s 2017 Spring/Summer collection is composed of timeless LifeWear pieces that will cover every aspect of life. Designed with such elegance, every piece becomes the building blocks for any style. It showcased diversified clothing style for every type of personality, occasion, and daily activities that combines Uniqlo’s style and innovation for each individual. UNIQLO Lifewear 2017 Spring/Summer collection press preview was held last February 23 at Whitespace Manila attended by the COO himself, Mr. Katsumi Kubota and UNIQLO Philippines General Manager, Geraldine Sia alongside today’s digital influencers from fashion to lifestyle blogs. UNIQLO Lifewear 2017 Spring/Summer collection presented the DENIM, WORK SMART, […]

GRABESHARE CARPOOLING RIDE

Enjoy a private car ride on a budget with GrabShare

 

 Carpooling is a term where you and your friends (or mostly co-workers) jumped in one car to get to your point of destination at a cost that is not heavy on the budget. Sometimes, gas money is all you have to share and the driver, the owner of the vehicle will take you where you’re going. Carpooling became more of a trend these days as passengers grind to their daily commuting, battling traffic and the worsening public transportation conditions that not only delayed travel time but put too much stress for the public. These and other scenarios paved way for […]

ANNE CURTIS-SMITH JOINS JOLLIBEE FAMILY

20 years ago, Anne Curtis was discovered in a Filipino fastfood chain, Jollibee and the rest was history

 

 20 years ago, actress and TV host Anne Curtis-Smith was just a regular 12-year old enjoying her Jollibee meals when a talent scout discovered her inside the fastfood chain’s branch in Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City. And the rest was history. Fast forward to 2017, the sweet and lovable actress goes back full-circle with a new endorsement and ad campaign of the best-selling Burger Steak which premiered last February 12 on YouTube and other social media networks. The ad campaign’s TVC features Anne in a marriage proposal setup while enjoying her favorite Burger Steak as she reveals “The One”, Beefy Ever After. […]

LEA SALONGA DISNEY PRINCESS I DARE TO DREAM

Lea Salonga acts as ‘fairy godmother’ to Disney Princesses

 

 Movie, television and theater actress, not to mention a great singer, Lea Salonga acts as ‘fairy godmother’ to 6 Disney Princesses who are pursuing their dreams in Globe Studios and Disney’s Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream. Lea, who herself is also considered as a princess, (she was the voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney animation’s Alladin) oversees and watches  6 young girls’ performance and ultimately, will be selecting one winner from the 12–episodic web series, a first-of-its-kind digital reality-series produced by Globe Studios in collaboration with Disney and Maker Studios. Inspired by Disney’s iconic princesses and their incredible stories and […]