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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

OPPO F1 PLUS

New OPPO F1 Plus disrupts the ‘Selfie’ phone category one more time

 

 One thing that we love about the brands’ never-ending smartphone battle is its continuous effort of giving the consumer the best, most functional, most reliable, most beautifully design, and most premium when it comes to specs (outside and under the hood) and build. Aside from the overall performance, one of the specs that smartphone companies take into consideration is the always improvement of the camera of the unit, and for some, they really take it too seriously that instead of just calling it a smartphone, they outta be known as ‘the’ camera phone. The ‘selfie’ smartphone or camera phone is one […]

BB. PILIPINAS 2016 NATIONAL COSTUME COMPETITION

Bb. Pilipinas 2016 candidates in National Costume competition (Second Batch)

 

 40 lovely candidates are all set for the Binibining Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night to be held live on April 17, 2016 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum as The Road To The Crown heats up. But first, let’s take a look at the 40 candidates wearing their best national costume designed by their chosen Filipino designers. The Road To The Crown National Costume competition was held last April 6 during the Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Fashion Show at Kia Theatre in Araneta Center, Cubao. HERE ARE THE CANDIDATES Jessica Gonzales Apriel Smith Angela Gene Valdes Niza Sabrina Sophia Limjap Anjellica Lopez Jennifer Ruth […]

PLATINUM FIREWORKS INC. EXHIBITION

About last night’s Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2016

 

 Last night, March 19, was the final presentation of the Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2016 which was held successively from February 13, every Saturday, 7:30 PM at the Seaside Boulevard, SM Mall of Asia, up until yesterday evening where the grand winners were proclaimed before the Philippine Platinum Fireworks team showcased their final exhibition for this year’s competition. 2nd place went to Polaris Fireworks from People’s Republic of China and 1st place goes to Steffes-ollig Feuerwerk from Germany. The grand winner of the Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2016 is Pyrotex Fireworkx LTD from United Kingdom. I was able to take some decent shots of  U.K.’s fireworks display in front […]

FUJIFILM PHILIPPINES WOMEN'S MONTH FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHY TALKS SERIES

Fujifilm celebrates #femmetographers month with X-A2 camera

 

 Before we go on. Today, March 8 is International Women’s Day and we are giving recognition to all the ladies, the women, the mothers and grandmothers, the titas, and especially all child-bearing women carrying that little person in their wombs. Happy International Women’s Day to all of you! That’s not all. March is considered as Women’s Month, gone are the days when women were relegated to the background. In today’s world, women have found their voices, chosen career paths where they excel, and taken on interests which allow them to inspire other women to lead substantial, insightful lives. Fujifilm Philippines […]

INSTAX AND CRAFTS 2016 CAMPAIGH KICKS-OFF AT SM AURA PREMIER IN TAGUIG CITY WITH TV-MOVIE ACTRESS JASMINE CURTIS-SMITH

Make scrapbooking more enjoyable with your Instax

 

 People who love scrapbooking, the hobby commonly practiced in many parts of the world that brings fun, creative, and brimming nostalgic memories will get tons of picture-perfect collections when they use their Instax cameras. Even celebrity guest, acclaimed TV-movie actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith, who loves taking pictures, had a wonderful time during the FUJIFILM Instax and Craft Manila kick-off campaign which was held last February 23 at the SMX, SM Aura Premier in Taguig, Hobbyists aka ‘scrappers’ or ‘scrapbookers’ and Jasmine were all treated with an afternoon of many creative ways to design and display their Instax photos including DIY calendars, photo […]

SAMSUNG UNVEILS THE NEXT GALAXY: SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 AND S7 EDGE

Unpacking The Next Galaxy with Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

 

 Local Unpacking Never liked the S6 Edge before (I own a Samsung Galaxy S6), but this time around, until I saw the first batch of the global unpacking of the latest devices from Samsung, I’m beginning to appreciate the S7 Edge. Together with Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge gave a promising innovation in the era of mobile technology. The Global and Local Unpacking also showcased the release of Samsung Gear VR and Samsung Gear S2 series. In the Philippines, the Local Unpacking was held at the prestigious Samsung Hall in SM Aura, Taguig City, a few hours after the Global […]

OPPO F1 IS THE FIRST SMARTPHONE OPPO PH LAUNCHED FOR 2016

Here’s another smartphone developed for the “Selfie Experts”

 

 OPPO Philippines launched their first smartphone for the year and targets the “Selfie Experts” to dive into this latest device that boasts of 8MP front camera with 84-degree-wide angle camera lens to make those selfies more fantastic and beautiful. OPPO F1 has the mix of hardware and software working together to make every selfie picture perfect. This was emphasized during the launch, with the event setup designed similar to that of a photography studio as guests were given free use of the F1. The camera itself comes with Beauty 3.0+ and eight various filters, which brighten the skin and remove […]

Why photo enthusiasts drool at FUJIFILM X-PRO2, X70, and the X-E2s

 

 If there’s an expression and feeling that I am having right now, it is to crave and drool at the latest FUJIFILM mirrorless cameras that were recently launched in the Philippines. Owning an X-PRO2 is like targeting a lotto jackpot. I’m never in my life would ever imagine if I will be able to afford and buy an X-PRO2 which is one of the flagship camera that FUJIFILM is introducing this year. Maybe I’ll just consider the X70 or X-E2s. FUJIFILM X-PRO2 But given the fact that X-PRO2 offers key features like a.) Newly developed 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor, b.) […]

Lenovo VIBE S1 review

 

 Considerably, the Lenovo VIBE S1 is the perfect selfie camera phone in the Lenovo VIBE Series. Camera We have proven its depth and sharpness when we brought the VIBE S1 in our Sinulog Festival trip this January. We can say that it exceeded our expectation for the selfie camera mode in comparison with previous brands that we’ve reviewed so far. Also it passed in our night time low light photography when we took shots of an electronic music fest and fireworks display. There is a little if none of a noise and images are captured even on night mode condition. […]

SINULOG FESTIVAL A WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION IN CEBU

Quick guide to Cebu’s Sinulog Festival weekend celebration

 

 I would have never been more inspired to share my Sinulog experience if I haven’t participated in this year’s weekend celebration in Cebu. Christmas season in Cebu doesn’t end in December. The revelry and merrymaking continues in January or until Sinulog festival ends, third week of the first month of the new year. For this year, the Grand Parade was held on January 17, Sunday. What is Sinulog? Sinulog celebrates the feast of Sto. Niño ‘Viva Pit Senyor’ with week-long festivity including a showcase of parade of competing cultural dances. The grand fluvial procession parades in different locations that is significant […]

CANON EOS M3 WALKTHROUGH

Canon EOS M3 Walkthrough

 

 Photography has been a part of people’s daily lives especially now that social media made a boom out of photo sharing apps and instantly enjoy pictures with loved ones. The fastest way to share photos is by using smartphones or Wi-Fi enabled cameras to upload on Instagram, Facebook, or whatever social media platform you might have. This is one of the reasons why most cameras are consistently developing with ready Wi-Fi to easily connect to the Internet. And when it comes to handheld cameras, more consumers prefer tiny and compact cameras over the big and bulky dslr. The millenium age […]

SUBMIT YOUR I AM VIKINGS VIDEO AND GET A CHANCE TO WIN THE NIKON 1 J5 MIRRORLESS CAMERA

Create your own I AM Vikings storytelling video and win a Nikon 1 J5 camera

 

 I AM Vikings is a storytelling video contest by Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant in collaboration with Nikon Philippines where anybody can get a chance to win a brand new Nikon 1 J5 Kit and PhP 10,000 worth of Gift Certificates from Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant. Contestant should produce a 30-second video that relates to the campaign I AM VIKINGS. Storytellers need to show memories or scenes that best describe the brand, Vikings. The video must include the Vikings logo and tagline – The Philippines’ Largest Buffet Restaurant at the end of the video. Contestants must like both Vikings Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/VIKINGSSMMALLOFASIA/ […]

LEICA SL MIRRORLESS CAMERA AVAILABLE FROM LEICA STORE PHILIPPINES

Leica Store Philippines celebrates 1st anniversary with photo gallery and new Leica SL camera

 

 Leica Store has been around for a year in the Philippines with a store located in Greenbelt 5, Makati City. The German camera brand is known as high-end and sport optics manufacturer with over 160 years of heritage founded by Oskar Barnack with his philosophy of versatility, excellence, and picture quality. The Leica camera brand has since become accessible to Filipino photo journalists, hobbyists, and enthusiasts alike. The initial salvo of Leica Store Philippines‘ first year anniversary was a photo gallery that features Fade Into Light – a travel photography series by Leica Philippines enthusiasts AP Murillo and Raul Echivarre, that […]

OFFICIAL RELEASE OF SONY XPERIA Z5 SERIES IN THE PHILIPPINES

Sony Philippines announces Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium release dates

 

 Sony Mobile remains to be as the game-changer in making consumers’ everyday experiences better with the announcement of the release of the next-generation smartphone camera under the Xperia Z5 series. Sony Philippines unveiled the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium in front of the anticipating crowd at Green Sun in Makati City. No less than the company president and managing director, Sony Philippines, Mr. Noboyushi Otake took the center stage and announced the availability of the new set of Sony Xperia Z5 smartphones units in the Philippines. “Smartphones are part of people’s lives. Since users already create, […]

ZENFONE SELFIE VS SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 COMPARISON

Which phone rocks? See Asus Zenfone Selfie vs Samsung Galaxy S6 comparison

 

 Asus Zenfone Selfie is a 5.5 inch device with Full HD IPS display with 72% screen-to-body ratio. Bundled with Qualcomm Snapdragon 64-bit Octa Core processor with 3GB of RAM, Gorilla Glass 4, LTE Category 4, Dual SIM, and Dual Standby available at a price point of PhP 11,995. With its 13MP rear and front camera; Dual LED Real Tone Flash rear and front; and Laser Auto Focus rear camera, Zenfone Selfie is regarded to be the best selfie smartphone camera ever released and market today. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S6 is a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 70.7% screen-to-body […]

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER NIKO VILLEGAS IMAGE

5 Reasons why you should switch to Mirrorless cameras

 

 Anybody who owns and have been using DSLR knows how great the photos are taken using this type of digital camera. It even made the term professional photographer sounds synonymous to DSLR. DSLR eventually became a status quo for budding photographers like the hobbyist, amateur, and the pros. DSLR founds its way in fashion, food, travel, and street photography. Bloggers covering events became consumers of DSLR cameras as they prefer using it most of the times over point-and-shoot digicams. The use of DSLR made bloggers more welcomed by even the seasoned photographers who have been using both film and digital. The […]