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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT IN MANILA BY GLOBE AND 9 WORKS THEATRICAL

That Time of My Life… As An Idiot

 

 I’m grateful for my concert-like theater experience with American Idiot just recently at the Globe Iconic Store, Bonifacio High Street Ampitheater. Why I got so interested in being an Idiot ready to rock for one night? I’m a 90’s kid and f***ing proud of it! Green Day has been one of my favorite bands since my student years and it all started with their hit track Basket Case. Other songs of this legendary rock band on my playlist are Minority, Wake Me Up When September Ends, and Time of Your Life. Another 90’s-kid factor that convinced me to be there and […]

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 […]

SOFITEL PHILIPPINE PLAZA MANILA FRENCH MONTH C'EST TROP BON

C’est Trop Bon at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

 

 Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila celebrates French National Day C’est Trop Bon for the whole month of July highlighting 210 different types of cheese at Spiral’s L’Epicerie to further enrich the Filipino’s growing adoration for the classic French staple. Cheese specialist Colin Chandaras will share the fine art of appreciating cheeee from July 6-10, 2016 at lunch and dinner. Colin has a specialization on cheese and dairy products, having been trained by the master cheesemaker himself, Pascal Beillevarie. He is an official envoy of Fromagerie Beilleverie, sharing his knowledge and expertise on cheese. According to Colin, “What I love about cheese […]

PLDT SME NATION #BETHEBOSS YEAR 2

PLDT SME Nation brings back #BeTheBoss

 

 It’s time to nominate your favorite entrepreneurs and welcome the new batch of digitally-driven industry game-changers through PLDT SME Nation’s #BeTheBoss, a pioneering social media crowd sourcing search in partnership with Rappler. #BeTheBoss is now back for year two. “Our goal is simple and poignant – to demonstrate how digital technology can empower micro, small, and medium entreprises (MSMEs) and help them grow their business by looking to young and savvy entrepreneurs who’ve actually done it,” said VP and Head of PLDT SME Nation Mitch Locsin during the welcome program of Media Night for press and online media people last […]

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY - ANOTHER KWENTONG JOLLIBEE FROM JOLLIBEE

This heartwarming and touching #KwentongJollibee will make every dad and son tearfully relate this Father’s Day

 

 As tribute to fatherhood, here’s a heartwarming and touching story every dad and son can relate to this Father’s Day. Jollibee, the leading no. 1 fastfood chain in the Philippines, shares another #KwentongJollibee in time for Father’s Day. In this video, a dad keeps on mentoring and gives advice to his son since he was a little boy and up to the day he’s about to enter college. Enzo, the son, follows his dad’s encouragements and pursued the college dreams. But as the saying goes, ‘his best wasn’t good enough.’ Find out what happens when things ended the way it […]

JBL ACOUSTICAL SPACE REOPENING IN SM MEGAMALL

JBL Acoustical Space reopens in SM Megamall with improved access to audio products

 

 JBL Acoustical Space under Beyond Innovations Inc. reopened its recently renovated audio store in SM Megamall with improved access to HARMAN’s award-winning products from legendary brands such as JBL™, harman/kardon™ and AKG™. JBL Acoustical Space features award-winning products from HARMAN’s brands, including home audio products, high-performance loudspeakers and headphones for everyone from sound aficionados and tech gurus to music lovers and style seekers. The event also marked as the official grand opening of JBL Acoustical Space which is located at the 4th floor Cyberzone, the technology and lifestyle center of SM Megamall. This event, attended by JBL/HARMAN and Beyond Innovations executives, dealers and […]

(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 […]

AMBASSADOR AMANDA GORELY, AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY

#First70Years Fil-Aussie Friendship Day with Amb. Amanda Gorely at SM City North EDSA

 

 If you’re planning on an Australian visit or backpacking trip sometime soon, it’ll be better for you to catch up and visit the exhibit Celebrate Australia: Say G’day at The Block, SM City North EDSA which is happening from May 12-19 as they feature and celebrate #First70Years of Philippines and Australia’s Friendship Day that dated back since May 22, 1946. The Celebrate Australia: Say G’day Touring Exhibition started at SM Aura Premier (Feb. 18-25), SM City Cebu (Mar. 14-20), and SM City Davao (Apr. 13-19) before culminating at The Block in SM City North EDSA. The #First70Years event at the SM […]

PIZZA HUT BLOWOUT PIZZA X-MEN: APOCALYPSE AND XTREME LAS VEGAS ADVENTURE PROMOS WITH BB. PILIPINAS 2016 BEAUTY QUEENS

Binibining Pilipinas 2016 beauties take selfie with Pizza Hut Blowout Pizza

 

 In time for the much-awaited film showing of X-Men: Apocalypse, popular pizza chain rewards fans with new extra-large, limited edition pizza, called the Blowout Pizza,  a chance to win tickets for two to Las Vegas, and one-of-a-kind collectible items from 20th Century Fox. X-Men: Apocalypse is slated for showing in the Philippines on May 18, 2016. The limited edition Blowout Pizza that comes in  a special X-Men: Apocalypse box and Xtreme Las Vegas Adventure promos will be available and valid until June 6, 2016. We caught Binibining Pilipinas 2016 beauties doing a group selfie with the Blowout Pizza during the […]

"I WILL NEVER QUIT. I WILL NEVER STOP. I WILL NEVER WITHDRAW!' - MIRIAM DEFENSOR SANTIAGO

Why Miriam Defensor Santiago should be the next President of the Philippines

 

 We ran an article about the Poe-Escudero tandem last August 2015 when the talks of pairing them were being boiled on the press. It was an exciting tandem so to speak. It was before the height of Grace Poe’s citizenship controversy. And as much as the pairing elicit fun fare, we thought that an Escudero-Poe tandem could be much better choice instead of the other way around. We just based it on both Escudero and Poe’s political experiences, and the former has the most advantage when it comes to that field. Still on that article, you may want to read Escudero-Poe […]

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2016 1ST RUNNER-UP ANGELICA ALITA

Fast talk with Binibining Pilipinas 2016 1st runner-up Angelica Alita

 

 Here’s what we’ve discovered from Binibining Pilipinas 2016 1st runner-up Angelica Alita when we sat down with the newest reigning Binibining Pilipinas 2016 beauty queens one afternoon for an exclusive and intimate conversation with the beautiful ladies. 1. Binibining Pilipinas 2016 1st runner-up Angelica Alita is only 20 years old Angel, as she is fondly called, is only 20 years old when she joined the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 pageant. She’ll turn 21 on August. 2. Angel just graduated with Culinary degree and her specialty is pastries “Kaka-graduate ko lang ng Culinary, so nagluluto ako talaga. I’m more into pastries.” 3. Just like the other […]

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2016 2ND RUNNER-UP JEHZA MAE HUELAR

6 Things you need to know about Binibining Pilipinas 2016 2nd runner-up Jehza Mae Huelar

 

 We sat down with the newest reigning Binibining Pilipinas 2016 beauty queens and we had the whole afternoon knowing more about each one of them. Here’s what we’ve discovered from Binibining Pilipinas 2016 2nd runner-up Jehza Mae Huelar. 1. Jehza Mae Huelar’s birthday falls 15 days before the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Grand Coronation Night Jehza turned 21 last April 2, 15 days before the pageant’s Grand Coronation Night held in Smart  Araneta Coliseum. 2. The Binibining Pilipinas 2016 2nd runner-up is from Davao Jehza grew up and finished college in Davao and a certified Dabawenya. As much as she wanted to […]

MISS UNIVERSE 2015 PIA ALONZO WURTZBACH CROWNS BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2016 MISS UNIVERSE PHILIPPINES MAXINE MEDINA

Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach passes crown to her Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Miss Universe Philippines successor

 

 “(And) to my successor, just remember to give your best. Behind that beautiful gown, your knees maybe trembling, like me right now. I’m still not use to it. Being in front of millions of people is nerve-wrecking. But, you have to remember that you are proudly wearing that sash that says ‘Philippines’,” says Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach as she delivered her final Speech as Binibining Pilipinas Universe Philippines as she staged a final walk last April 17, 2016 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Miss Universe Pia Wurztbach handed the crown to her successor, Maxine Medina, who was declared Binibining […]

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2016 TOP 15 FINALISTS

Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Top 15 Finalists

 

 Here are the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Top 15 Finalists in their swimsuits as announced last night, April 17, at the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Grand Coronation Night held at Smart Araneta Coliseum. They are: Binibini 31 Kylie Verzosa Binibini 16 Vina Prulla Openiano Binibini 5 Riana Agatha Pangindian Binibini 38 Angelica Alita Binibini 22 Apriel Smith Binibini 9 Roshiela Tobias Binibini 4 Kimberle Mae Penchon Binibini 13 Joanna Eden Binibini 29 Maxine Medina Binibini 27 Dindi Joy Pajares Binibini 26 Jennifer Ruth Hammond Binibini 11 Nicole Cordoves Binibini 37 Jehza Huelar Binibini 28 Nichole Marie Manalo Binibini 12 Edjelyn Gamboa Viewed 120493 […]

WHO WILL BE THE NEXT BINIBINING PILIPINAS UNIVERSE?

Top 10 Picks for Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Grand Coronation Night

 

 Who will be the next Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Universe? The Road To The Crown is only a few hours left away and today is the big day. Tonight, a new Binibining Pilipinas queen will be crowned at the Grand Coronation Night with 40 Binibining Pilipinas candidates all vying for the much-coveted crown. Who knows, the next Miss Universe and to follow Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach’s footsteps might come from this batch of pretty ladies. But before that, here’s our fearless prediction, forecast of the Top 10 Binibining Pilipinas Finalists. Take a look at these gorgeous candidates who just recently paraded the streets […]

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2016 PARADE OF BEAUTIES

Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Parade of Beauties

 

 40 lovely candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2016 paraded the streets of Araneta Center riding Miata cars on Saturday, April 9. The parade started at Novotel Manila Araneta Center and ended at the green gate of teh Smart Araneta Coliseum. The gorgeous ladies toured the Center in stylish rainbow-colored swimsuits designed by Domz Ramos. Binibining Pilipinas reigning queens Miss International Top 10 Janicel Lubina, Miss Intercontinental 1st Runner-up Christy McGarry, and Miss Supranational 2015 semifinalist Rogelie Catacutan also joined the glitzy parade. The annual Parade of Beauties is a grand prelude to the Grand Coronation Night, which will be held at […]