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SM City Trece Martires Grand Magical Christmas Parade

 

 SM City Trece Martires held a Grand Magical Christmas Parade today, December 9 that also coincides with the gift-giving Bears of Joys to the delight of kids and young-at-heart. The Grand Magical Christmas Parade highlighted a magical parade with production performance by the 75 talents of Lea de Castro Music Studio and Artist Center from Imus, Cavite. Guests and participants who bought Bears of Joys were entitled to free entrance and photo ops with the characters from the Grand Magical Christmas Parade. Pairs of Bears of Joys are available in all SM Stores for P200. Each purchase will entitle the […]

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90’s RnB Rewind with SWV and TLC in Manila

 

 As a loud and proud 90’s kid, my taste in music wasn’t limited to grunge and pop. I’m also a fan of 90’s R&B, hence I was one of those sentimental Pinoys who felt the excitement of finally seeing two legendary female R&B groups perform for the first time in Manila – SWV and TLC. Very nostalgic indeed for me, and it’s because I’m watching this once-in-a-lifetime concert plus it’s my first in a long, long, long time to be at the Smart Araneta Coliseum a.k.a. The Big Dome (since Disney On Ice in the 1980s…oh well, #southgirlproblems). I’m just […]

LEGO CERTIFIED STORE TRINOMA

LEGO Northern Invasion stirs up exciting deals for November

 

 The third LEGO Certified Store in the Philippines successfully opened yesterday, November 12, at Level 1, Mindanao Wing, TriNoma Mall in Quezon City. Fans and collectors of the LEGO bricks and minifigures lined up the store to get first dibs of the items and deals offered inside the TriNoma Mall store.   The TriNoma Mall store is the first certified store in the Northern part of the city. LEGO has been a hit in the Philippines, earning a steadily growing following from children and those young at heart who use each LEGO piece to build toys and realities straight from […]

Your next GCash cash-out transactions may just win you a brand new Nissan Juke and a Samsung Tablet

 

 Going to the bank to withdraw some cash could be stressful just by lining-up all the way to the teller. But if you withdraw money from your GCash account from any of over 10,000 GCash Partner Outlets nationwide which include Globe Stores, SM Business Centers, Puregold supermarkets, and Tambunting and Cebuana Lhuillier pawnshops, you save time from getting in the line and you may even win a Samsung Galaxy Tab. Each cash-out transaction from November 11-17 entitles you to one (1) raffle entry which also qualifies you to join the Grand Draw for a brand new Nissan Juke. You may […]

ALDEN RICHARDS OPPO F1S LIMITED BRAND AMBASSADOR

Kapuso heartthrob Alden Richards is the new face of OPPO F1s Limited

 

 Kapuso heartthrob Alden Richards is the new face of OPPO F1s Limited in addition to the celebrity endorsers of the no. 2 smartphone brand in the country. The OPPO F1s Limited sports a metallic grey in metal finish with a 16-megapixel front-facing camera that can snap bright selfies even in dim lights. Dubbed as the Selfie Expert, the OPPO F1s was introduced last August and was such a hit that more than 19,000 units across the country sold out in just three days after its debut. The OPPO F1s can create moving images using its Super GIF feature, as well […]

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 […]

A TASTE OF VIETNAM AT SPIRAL SOFITEL PHILIPPINES MANILA

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 […]

THE AMAZING RACE ASIA SEASON 5

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 […]

PAYONEER PAYMENT SOLUTION FOR FILIPINO FREELANCERS OPENS OFFICE IN THE PHILIPPINES

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 […]

PSID BATCH 2016 EVOLUTION PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE EXHIBIT

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 2016

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 […]

PHOENIX MEMORIAL CHAPELS AND CENTENNIAL GARDEN

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 […]

AIRASIA TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER 2016 WINNERS

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

OPPO F1 S PICO DE LORO LAUNCH

Top selling mobile brand in PH launches new flagship phone

 

 OPPO Philippines launches a new smartphone to add to the powerful line-up of the F Series which was first introduced in 2016 Q1 in the country. Beaming high from it’s recent achievement as the third top-selling mobile brand in the country, OPPO announced the availability of the new OPPO F1s starting August 19. The OPPO F1s launch was held at Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club in Nasugbu, Batangas with more than 80 participating online and traditional media attending the 3-day event from August 11 to August 13. The latest flagship OPPO F1s matches the spectacular design and build of the OPPO F1 […]

OPPO F1 PLUS PHILIPPINES

OPPO F1 Plus First Impressions

 

 We’ve been wanting to get the OPPO F1 Plus since it was launched last February here in Manila and it’s because we were expecting a fully packed Android phone coming with its beautiful specs that we’ve been hearing a lot. Oh by the way, as you are reading this, the OPPO F1S has already came out. Just as with the OPPO F1 Plus, the specs of the F1S is also worth every penny in your pocket. We’ll do a separate first impressions with the OPPO F1S on our next feature. Going back to the OPPO F1 Plus as opportunity knocked in, […]

AIRASIA TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER 2016 WEBISODE HOST TRACY ABAD

Top 6 Finalists AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 revealed

 

 Over 500 participants joined this year’s AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 competition and six young and aspiring photographers bagged and were selected and complete the final leg of competition this August in Shanghai which includes series of challenges in landscape, portrait, and food photography. The Grand Winner will be declared as ‘AirAsia Travel Photographer of the Year’ and will receive 200,000 AirAsia BIG Points, surprise vacation package, and more prizes from partner brands including GRID magazine and Flight 001. But first, here are the Top 6 Finalists of the year: Mithilaya Miclat from Davao Kimberly Pauig from PAsig Atty. Eliseo  Zunig […]

CONCENTRIX TERA TOWER IN BRIDGETOWNE QUEZON CITY

Concentrix expands state-of-the-art facility with data and connectivity powered by Globe

 

 A few weeks back, we were able to visit the new site of Concentrix, a global business service company with a large presence here in the country. The new site opened  with a new, state-of-the-art facility at Tera Tower in Bridgetowne, Quezon City as part of the company’s ongoing expansion in the Philippines. The facility covers 22,500 sq. meters that can accommodate growth in high-value services and exceptional people and is part of a larger campus project that Concentrix has planned in Bridgetowne. This is just the first phase. In the next three years, Concentrix will occupy 57,000 sq. meters over […]

LAPU-LAPU MONUMENT AT CEBU PROVINCIAL CAPITOL

Weather Philippines Foundation gets urbanized with Cebu Heritage Tour

 

 Did you know that long before the colonizing powers of the West arrived, Cebu was once called Zubu and was already an important trading center and one of the oldest trading location known as parian is here in this city? Before Ferdinand Magellan, it was the Chinese traders who discovered and were particularly attracted, not only to goods; but tot the honesty of the natives of Zubu, and it was the ‘ideal safe harbor’ because of the protection in the east given by the Mactan Island. This was just an introduction of what we rediscovered during our recent stay in Cebu. […]

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The Dawn: Nothing Beats the Orig

 

 I would say 2016 is turning out to be another great year for OPM. The first ever Pinoy rock band that I enjoyed listening to while growing up in the 80’s, The Dawn, just welcomed back lead guitarist Francis “Kiko” Reyes (a.k.a. DJ Francis Brew of NU107) and bassist Carlos “Caloy” Balcells. They recently started their series of gigs with Kiko and Caloy and I attended one of them, which happened to be a free show in a nearby mall. It’s actually my very first time to see the live performance of these legends (plus guitarist Rommel “Sancho” Sanchez, who […]