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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, […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

EPSON AND JOHN HERRERA FASHION IN DIGITAL PRINT COLLABORATION

Epson and John Herrera team up for Philippine Eagle-inspired digital print collection

 

 Showing their love and support for the Philippine Protected Animal –  the Philippine Eagle, Epson and renowned fashion visionary John Herrera team up for for an Aguila-inspired collection printed on digital textile printers – Epson’s next generation textile dye-sublimation transfer printers. The John Herrera X Epson Aguila-inspired fashion print collection was showcased on the runway held at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Grand Atrium on February 1, 2017 with 30-piece ensemble printed with Epson’s SureColor F-series dye-sublimation digital textile printers, the SureColor SC-F9270 and SC-6270. “This partnership with Epson is very exciting. There are so many things you can do with […]

DECLARATION OF FIRST PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC MALOLOS

This is the ‘forgotten’ history of the First Philippine Republic

 

 In school, we were taught of the Declaration of Philippine Independence as it happened on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite. It was diligently remembered and has been declared a national holiday. Good for us. Because that day reminded us how, we Filipinos, fought for our freedom and independence from the colonial rule of Spain. But what about January 23, 1899? How many of us remember what significant event happened during this date? The province of Bulacan, particularly in the city of Malolos remembers because that date was the day the Malolos Constitution declared the Filipino-led government – otherwise known as the […]

CRIMSON HOTEL FILINVEST MANILA CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City celebrates #CNY2017 with Feng Shui Expert Master Joseph Chau

 

 Did you know that the second day of the Chinese New Year is very important to the Chinese culture? Second day is where most businessmen start and open their businesses. The second day of the Chinese New Year involves the ‘opening of the business day’ where in Mandarin it is called ‘kai nian’, which translates to ‘open year’, according to Feng Shui Expert Joseph Chau. And on January 29, the second day of the Chinese New Year also the year of the Fire Rooster, Master Chau will be joining Crimson Hotel Filinvest City with revelry of good fortune. great food, […]

PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION 2016

16 Topics that went viral on social media 2016

 

 Pokemon Go Everyone went berserk and crazy online as soon as Niantic’s Pokemon Go was released in the Philippines shore. Almost every 80s and 90s boys and girls were eager and have patiently waited for the announcement of this mobile game. The hype went to awesomeness. Strangely, the clamor has died down before 2016 ended its reign. Coldplay Philippines’ Concert When a Coldplay in Manila fan-made poster was posted online a few years back, it drew a lot of high hopes wishing for this popular band to make its first-ever concert in the Philippines. The wait was finally over when […]

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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 […]