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MINISO PHILIPPINES STORE OPENING AT SM CITY MANILA

Japan’s fast fashion designer brand Miniso opens two more stores in Manila

 

 In June 2016, the country was introduced to a new lifestyle brand that is in line with fashion and leisure. Miniso formally opened its first store in the Philippines with the first outlet located at Robinsons Place Manila. This November, two more stores opened to provide customers with quality, creative, and low-priced products. Miniso opened the SM City San Lazaro and SM City Manila. Before the “Holiday Rush”, 4  more SM Supermall stores are about to open, making Miniso’s goal to open at least 6 stores  coming to fruition. Miniso is a Japanese fast fashion designer brand, jointly founded by Miyake […]

KIM DOMINGO GINEBRA SAN MIGUEL 2017 CALENDAR GIRL

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 […]

WESTWORLD ON HBO

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 […]

MONEYGRAM BLACK PENCIL PROJECT WITH ROBIN PADILLA

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, […]

LETHAL WEAPON WARNER TV

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 […]

REGINE VELASQUEZ AND NATE LOVES PLDT HOME TELPAD AND SMART WATCH

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 […]

KAPUSO TEEN MIGUEL TANFELIX U4U CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR

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 […]

TRAIN TO BUSAN MOVIE REVIEW GLORIETTA CINEMA

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, […]

JAMES REID CENTURY TUNA

James Reid adds to the roster of Century Tuna celebrity endorser

 

 James Reid has a new body that young and old men will get encourage to go back to the gym. Reid at 23, has developed a new form of sculpted body, thanks to exercise and proper diet, which is now the highlight of his new endorsement for Century Tuna. Becoming part of the Century Tuna family has certainly paid off for the young actor. He is presently at his fittest – with abs to die for, toned muscles, and firm biceps. These metamorphosis attributed to rigorous fitness regimen and of course, lots of protein diet from Century Tuna. When asked who […]

JAMES REID FUJIFILM X BRAND ENDORSER

Young actor James Reid is the newest Fujifilm Brand Ambassador

 

 The other-half of the popular love-team JaDine in Philippines showbiz, James Reid is now the newest Fujifilm Brand Endorser. He is not just a good-looking guy but he is also a budding photographer who started his journey with photography during the production of the hit TV series, “On The Wings Of Love”. James endorsers the new mirrorless cameras and instax products of Fujifilm such as the X-A3 and X-T2 cameras and instax SHARE SP-2. “We are very excited and optimistic to embark on this partnership with James,” said Takuya Maeda, Fujifilm Philippines’ Division Head for Electronic Imaging and Photo Imaging. “He […]

ROBIN PADILLA MONEYGRAM GLOBAL BRAND AMBASSADOR

Robin Padilla and MoneyGram help to bring OFWs closer to their families

 

 Robin Padilla is known in Philippines Showbiz as the Action Prince and has been a popular figure both charitable works and campaigns entertaining Filipino workers abroad, aka OFWs. MoneyGram is a money remittance US based company in Dallas, known globally in 200 countries, including Philippines which has over 13,000 locations by the end of July 2016. MoneyGram has 375,000 locations worldwide. Robin and MoneyGram’s relationship started four years ago in 2012 and continuously strengthens within the succeeding years. The first endorsement by Robin as Global Brand Ambassador for MoneyGram was to bring awareness on what the brand was all about, according to […]

RAK OF AEGIS

Rak of Aegis’ 5th year returns with fresh faces and theater stalwarts

 

 Rak of Aegis is a musical theatrical play that has been creating stir of wonderful reviews since it began five years ago. Rak of Aegis is Philippine Educational Theater Asscotian’s (PETA) hit comedy welcome break from the grueling summer heat as the company gears toward celebrating its 50th year. Different actors and actresses have been assigned to the Rak of Aegis roles over the years, and for 2016 new breed of fresh faces and theater stalwarts headline the show with extraordinary spectacle of rain and flood set to run from June 17 to August 28, 2016 with whopping 82 shows. […]

ANGEL LOCSIN SMART PADALA ENDORSER BRAND AMBASSADOR

Smart Padala welcomes Angel Locsin as their newest brand ambassador

 

 Smart Padala welcomes actress Angel Locsin as their newest brand endorser. Smart Padala started in 2004 using the Filipino word ‘padala’ to remain true to the service of being close to the heart of Filipinos and is the world’s first international cash remittance service linked into a mobile phone. In 2005, Smart Padala launched its domestic cash remittance service. Smart Padala continues to be the leading domestic remittance service in the Philippines in approximately 15,000 Smart padala centers being used by 4-5 million Filipinos every month. Angel Locsin is also promoting Smart Padala’s “Smart PadaLapit” TVC further strengthening its brand’s […]

UNICEF X CEBU PACIFIC X CHANGE FOR GOOD

Cebu Pacific and UNICEF rise for children’s health and nutrition campaign

 

 UNICEF and Cebu Pacific partners for Change for Good campaign which will make a child’s first 1000 days disease-free and well taken care of. Each currency that every Cebu Pacific flying passengers donate to Change for Good will go directly to UNICEF to fund the daily needs of less-fortunate kids in the Philippines up to their 1,000 growing days.   *I always fly to different countries and have seen these on-flight donations and I wonder to myself, ‘when are we going to have this project in my country where an airline will support UNICEF’s Change for Good?’ shared actress Anne […]

IAN VENERACION 'MAN OF THE HOUR' PRIMERA LIGHT BRANDY

Ian Veneracion is Primera Light Brandy’s ‘Swabe Guy’

 

 Ginebra San Miguel Inc. or GSMI, maker of Ginebra San Miguel brand – known as the no. 1 selling gin in the world, prides itself to introduce Primera Light Brandy. While Ginebra San Miguel has been the favorite gin since 1834, GSMI have over the years created several brands to cater to different needs and occasion. In the spirit of the company’s vision to put life  in every occasion, GSMI is pleased to announce its latest creation, Primera Light Brandy. In this light, GSMI also welcomed versatile actor Ian Veneracion as the face of Primera Light Brandy. For the past […]

SUPERMAN DEAN CAIN LIVE IN MANILA

Dean Cain of ‘Lois & Clark’, 90s hit series, comes to Manila

 

 It’s like throwback moments when Dean Cain came out of the stage for his first day appearance at TOYCON PH’s PopLife Fan Xperience yesterday, June 10 at the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia in Pasay City.   Dean is part of the international celebrity guests coming in to Manila to join the TOYCON PH annual celebration. He will delight ‘Lois & Clark’ and Superman fans at TOYCON PH from June 10 to June 12, 2016. Dean was 27 years old when he started donning the Superman cape and at present, he is playing the adoptive father of Kara Danvers […]

(L-R) EDWIN CANTA, SVP AND BUSINESS UNIT GENERAL MANAGER, URC; CORNELIO MAPA, EVP AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, URC; JOHN LLOYD CRUZ, GREAT TASTE COFFEE BRAND AMBASSADOR; AND LANCE GOKONGWEI, PRESIDENT AND CEO, URC

Great Taste Coffee brand ambassador John Lloyd Cruz’s perspective on being great

 

 Charming and truly is a ladies’ man, John Lloyd Cruz has evolved as one fine actor through the years and with a personality that almost everyone would aspire, JLC or Lloydie has been chosen by Great Taste Coffee to become their newest brand ambassador because they believe “he will reinforce our values and philosophy with the same kind of passion and greatness that he has exemplified in his life,” said Universal Robina Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Lance Gokongwei during the Choose To Be Great media event hosted by Gelli Victor, held at Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila last May […]

NICO ANTONIO, KUHA MULA SA PELIKULANG POSAS, GUMANAP BILANG BAKLA SA INDIE FILM NA ECHORSIS

Indie film actor Nico Antonio, lumutang ang galing sa pelikulang Echorsis

 

 Dahil patungkol sa pelikulang Echorsis at sa mga artista nito ang ating paguusapan, minarapat at dapat lamang na sa wikang Tagalog ko na lamang isinulat ang artikulong ito para mas malawak kong maihatid ito sa mga mambabasang Filipino. Isang napakagandang pelikula ang Echorsis at katunayan ay kasalukuyang itong humahataw sa takilya sa kabila ng ito ay isang indie film na karaniwan ay hindi pa masyadong nabibigyan pansin ng manonood at ng mga naglalakihang sinehan. Ang Echorsis ay isang horror-comedy na ang tema ay tumatalakay sa isyu ng pagiging bakla at sa mga karaniwang nagaganap sa buhay ng isang closeted gay. Bukod sa […]

MARIAN RIVERA GETS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH HER FAN

Maxi-Peel’s Bagong Ganda, Bagong Pag-Asa Tunay Serye brings Marian Rivera and her fan closer together

 

 Marian Rivera made a surprise appearance at Maxi-Peel’s Bagong Ganda, Bagong Pag-Asa Tunay Serye campaign launch held recently in Sequioa Hotel, Quezon City. The surprise was to meet her fan, Jeffery Serrano, and give her support in her journey of becoming a better person through Maxi-Peel’s web-based reality show campaign. The Tunay Serye chronicles the day-to-day life of a real Filipina girl who has started her journey towards bagong ganda, bagong pagasa. Jeff is the vlogger behind the Bagong Ganda, Bagong Pag-Asa Tunay Serye where she shows her daily Maxi-Peel routine to help wash away acne and dirt causing bacteria in her face. […]

ECHORSIS THE MOVIE SHOWING ON APRIL 13

Indie movie Echorsis Graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board, opens on April 13

 

 If you’re looking for good laughs and well-written script about the third gender and their misadventures in life, go and visit the cinemas next week starting April 13 and see the independently produced horror-comedy film “Echorsis: Sabunutan Between Good and Evil”, directed by by critically-acclaimed director Lemuel Lorca starring John ‘Sweet’ Lapus, Kean Cipriano, and Alex Medina who plays the lead role of a gay-swindling gigolo in the movie. If you find the movie title funny enough, there’s more to it once you see it on the big screen. From the gay lingo title ‘Echorsis’, the film depicts a battle between good and evil […]

KIM CHIU NEWEST BLUEWATER DAY SPA BRAND AMBASSADOR

BlueWater Day Spa welcomes Kim Chiu to their growing family

 

 Well-loved young actress Kim Chiu joins BlueWater Day Spa’s roster of local celebrity endorsers and is now the newest brand ambassador of BlueWater Day Spa’s newest service, the Traditional 4-Hand Balinese Massage. Kim is one of the most hardworking and highly-visible young actress in the industry today who’s got a girl next door appeal, charm, and beauty. A fan favorite as well as brands since she started her showbiz career. Together with Kim, other celebrities, models, and a beauty queen were also formally introduced as part of the BlueWater Day Spa family last April 5 at the Luxent Hotel in Quezon […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOOQ PARTY WITH HOOQ EXECUTIVES AND AMBASSADORS JESSY MENDIOLA AND XIAN LIM

GSMA GLOMO 2016 Best Mobile App (Media, Film, TV, or Video) awardee, HOOQ turns 1

 

 The recently awarded Best Mobile App (Media, Film, TV, or Video) at the GSMA’s Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards Night in Barcelona, HOOQ celebrates this month its first year anniversary in the Philippines, where it first launched before its expansion to Thailand and India. HOOQ is very proud to be the number one paid video OTT service in the country with over 100,000 paying subscribers. Getting HOOQd means having over 35,000 hours of the latest and exclusive episodes from Hollywood such as Supergirl, Mad Dogs, Mad Men, as well as other titles like The Flash, Arrow,  and a lot more plus top […]

CINEFILIPINO FILM FESTIVAL FEATURE-LENGTH FILMAMKERS WITH DIREK JOEY JAVIER REYES AND MADONNA TARRAYO, FILM FESTIVAL DIRECTOR/PRESIDENT OF UNITEL

Support our filmmakers, watch CineFilipino Film Festival from March 16-22

 

 The much-awaited CineFilipino Film Festival’s second run aims to tap up-and-coming and established filmmakers to explore topics that delve into the Filipino identity and culture, and define human experiences through a Filipino perspective. The result are thought-provoking, quality films. During the launch last August 2015, Madonna Tarrayo, Festival Director and President of Unitel, explained how CineFilipino was conceived for filmmakers to help express their creativity and touch audiences through their content. “We are excited for this year’s turnout. We have made CineFilipino bigger by expanding the categories, increasing the grants, giving good prizes to our top winners and inviting reputable Filipino and foreign judges […]

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Angel Locsin breaks silence on rumored split with BF Luis Manzano

 

 “May pinagdadaanan lang po kami,” (We’re patching things up) says Angel Locsin during a heart-to-heart interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda. In between, Angel almost couldn’t hold her emotions and got teary eyed while being interviewed by Boy Abunda. “Pasensya na po tito Boy kung hindi nako mag-elaborate because natatakot ako na baka may masabi ako baka imbes na maayos namin makasama pa. Ayoko namang manloko or magsinungaling. Ayun, may inaayos lang po kami,” (I’m sorry tito Boy if I’ll not elaborate because I’m afraid if I say something it might aggravate the issue. But I don’t want to fool […]

RICKY GERVAIS GOLDEN GLOBES AWARD HOST

Ricky Gervais is back for 2016 Golden Globes Award but you didn’t know he was once part of the new wave synth-pop Seona Dancing

 

 For the millennials and 90s kids, they’ve known Ricky Gervais as the creator of The Office, the man who advocates for animal rights, a comedian, and the all-time favorite Golden Globes emcee. But did they think that Ricky Gervais looked like this before? Before he became this? Oh no! Not that one. But this. Just to freshen up your memory. Ricky and friend Bill Macrae was once a British synth-pop duo back in the 80s when they formed Seona Dancing in 1982. Although quite popular, Seona Dancing never made it big time internationally speaking, but interestingly their “More To Lose” became […]