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LANCASTER NEW CITY CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Lancaster New City’s Christmas events and activities

 

 Christmas is already up in the air! The holiday season brings good cheer and delight to all. And at Lancaster New City, there is always something that you and your family should look forward to every year. Experience the most unique and festive way of celebrating holiday as Lancaster New City opens its year two of Santa’s Workshop signature light show with display of colorful lights dancing to the tune of our all-time favorite Christmas songs on November 26-27, December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-26 from 6:30 PM – 10 PM. The light show’s opening on November 26 will be marked by […]

SAMSUNG S7 EDGE CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAYS

Samsung Christmas Giveaways

 

 If you love Android and you love Samsung, now is the time for you to get one for yourself and your loved ones. Samsung announced the return of the Samsung Christmas Giveaways and there are lot of choices of bundles for everyone for your favorite Samsung mobile devices with freebies worth up to P5,700. These bundles also offers with big savings. Take for example the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge bundles. These Christmas Giveaways bundles come with a fast wireless charger stand and a Level U Pro headset. Get this complete set with a Galaxy S7 for P31,990 or […]

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 […]

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 […]

78TH OKTOBERFEST AT SOFITEL PHILIPPINE PLAZA MANILA

78th Oktoberfest at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

 

 Mark your calendars and ready your bellies on October 7 & 8 because Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila and the German Club will celebrate their 78th Oktoberfest. It’s a milestone for the German Club Manila as they also celebrates 110th years in the Philippines. Guests are invited to indulge on an endless stretch of sumptuous Bavarian culinary specialties prepared by Sofitel’s seasoned artisans, limitless servings of beer towers and a featured collection of time-honored German traditions plus exciting raffle prizes on the 7th and 8th of October 2016. The Bavarian Sound Express returns by demand to keep everybody on the dance […]

SAMBALILO FESTIVAL CAVINTI LAGUNA

Sambalilo Festival of Cavinti Laguna

 

 It was our first time to join the Cavinti Eco-Extreme Adventure and based from what we’ve heard prior to our joining, the road to this adventure is not the ordinary kind. It has a very active and physical type of outdoor fun and adventure. Going to Cavinti is a 3 to 4 hour travel time from Manila (depends on the traffic situation. You can either commute via South Luzon Expressway or via Marcos Hi-way, south-east of Manila. It is 11 kilometers away from the provincial capital via Pagsanjan route. Our group EATgetaway drove from Manila via SLEX with full-tank gasoline from CALTEX on the way to […]

POKEMON GO OFFICIALLY RELEASED IN THE PHILIPPINES

Pokemon Go is officially out in the Philippines

 

 After months of waiting, Pokemon Go is now official in the Philippines. This is legit. That’s right. And if you’re still living in a bunker you should go out now and install the Pokemon Go on your smartphone. Gotta catch ’em all. Pokemon Go was officially released in the Philippines on the early hours of August 6, 2016 and a lot of Pokemon Trainers started unpacking the app to familiarize with Professor Willow’s instruction. Start searching far and wide. Who knows, just like that guy in the US, Marriott might just be there ‘listening’ and sponsor your next Pokemon Go […]

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. […]

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 […]

BALIK TANAW PASIG RIVER TOUR 2016

Throwback to Pasig River’s rich cultural heritage

 

 Pasig River is the story of Filipino people. It is often said that in order for a society to effectively progress into the future, they must never forget to look back and constantly remember and learn from the things that happened in the past. Last June 8, 4 days befoe the Philippines commemorate 118th year of Independence, The Philippine Information Agency – National Capital Region (PIA-NCR), in coopertaion with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) conducted a river tour that combined history and rehabilitation advocacy regarding the river that once gave […]

WATSONS MANDATED MEN'S GROOMING

Watsons’ Mandated brings out the swag in men’s grooming

 

 Men’s grooming got little attention in the era where women were more visible when it comes to fashion and styling. Men were a little bit shy way back then until the metrosexual became the ‘in-thing’ and became popular in 90s. Men found a niche to express their own style to flaunt their looks and wardrobes, and going out shopping, just like what women mostly do. Today, in the age of millennials, grooming is undeniably a substantial part of many men’s social media life. Who hasn’t heard of ‘outfit-of-the-day’? But grooming isn’t just about style and fashion. It’s more of a […]

PILIPINAS HD GOES ON AIR ON PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY

Pilipinas HD premieres on Philippine Independence Day

 

 As the nation celebrates the 118th Philippine Independence Day, a lone cable channel – a new player in town, has just aired its first telecast under Pilipinas HD channel spearheaded by Pilipinas HD founder and President Manolo ‘Chino’ Trinidad – a Filipino veteran TV sportscaster and former Philippine Basketball League (PBL) Commissioner whose rose to fame attributes to his eloquent manner of speaking when it comes to sports and even hosting programs on radio and television. From the launching pad held in Makati a few days before Pilipinas HD goes on air, Chino expressed his belief in showing the country the […]

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 […]

KRISTIAN 'HODOR' NAIRN MANIA AT TOYCON PH CONVENTION IN MANILA

TOYCON Philippines celebrates with big international names for 3-day Toys, Hobbies, and Collectible Convention

 

 Taking the extra mile of taking pictures with fans and extra hours are just few of the selection criteria for the people behind TOYCON Philippines who flew in big international names in TOYCON’s 3-day celebration of Toys, Hobbies, and Collectible Convention in Manila that is happening from June 10 to 12, 206 at the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia. Stan Lee’s exhibit is available for viewing and surprise, surprises, Mr. Stan Lee, who is 93 years old, just made a ‘live’ appearance at TOYCON today, June 11, exclusive for fans visiting TOYCON PH annual fest in MOA. Lee ‘Skyped’ […]

JOLLIBEE #PINOYANDPROUD

Jollibee infuses more Pinoy flavors to their new #PinoyandProud Grand Independence Day offering

 

 I almost missed Jollibee’s awesome appearance yesterday , due to heavy traffic and slight drizzle, but thankfully I was able to catch up with the intimate press event held at the Jollibee E. Rodriguez branch. Jollibee, the country’s number one fast-food chain, highlighted anew the joy and pride of being Pinoy by introducing the grandest Jollibee Independence Day campaign, “#PinoyAndProud: Ang Sarap, Ang Saya Maging Pilipino!” that closely follows two successful Pinoy pride celebrations from Jollibee. 2014’s “Foreignoy” campaign related the stories of foreigners who consider themselves Pinoys at heart, while 2015’s #HappyBdayPilipinas compiled wishes, hopes, and promises of the Filipino citizens. […]

"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 […]

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Truth be told! Batman and Superman are actually half-brothers!

 

 While everyone (except critics, of course) are still enjoying bathing on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice monumental and much-awaited superhero film, there is one surprising truth that every fanboy and fangirl should acknowledge, whether you believe it or not. In the movie (insert spoiler), Batman and Superman tossed on a fistfight with a great deal of smashing and knocking out concrete walls. With a devastating mech suit, Batman almost killed Superman until the Man of Steel mentioned the name ‘Martha’. Batman, who is about to pierce a spear powered with Kryptonite into Superman’s chest, hold back and Lois Lane had to tell him that […]

GAL GADOT AS WONDER WOMAN

Wonder Woman steals the show from Batman and Superman with spine-chilling ‘Is She With You’ badass movie soundtrack

 

 ‘Brutal, fierce, and brave’ that’s what comes into my mind upon hearing the double-edged electric guitar “Is She With You”  riff when Wonder Woman came in to steal the show from Batman and Superman who were battling Doomsday as the ‘creature’ wrecks havoc in Metropolis and Gotham City in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This is no spoiler, by the way, as we’ve all seen this already in trailers. It was a perfect grand entrance for the Amazon Princess, summing up for the total of her 7 minutes on-screen presence, until we see her next time on her own movie. […]

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 […]

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Daughter Kai’s touching open ‘Happy Birthday’ love letter to dad, Gringo Honasan

 

 Father’s Day is still three months shy away but this daughter of former soldier-turned-rebel who later became senator, posted 11 hours ago a meaningful and touching ‘Happy Birthday’ love letter to her dad, Gregorio ‘Gringo’ Honasan II, on the day her father is celebrating his 68th birthday. Kai’s letter tells how Gringo raised his kids despite all the difficult times in his life. As election day drew nearer, a daughter’s only wish is “when this is all over, you find comfort in this fact” – the true legacy imprinted through his children’s names. Here’s a screenshot of Kai’s letter to Sen. […]

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 […]

GRINGO HONASAN A SOLDIER TURNED REBEL WITH A CAUSE

Gringo Honasan Transcribed (Part 2): “I looked at him (Marcos) like a god”

 

 As promised, here is the second part of our conversation with Senator Gringo Honasan. In continuation of his platforms and agenda, he speaks of tax-exemptions, government funding, his first order of business if elected as vice president, and how he looked at Marcos during his time as a soldier, pre-EDSA People Power days. Tax-exempt for below PHP 30,000 earners “Nasa platform namin yan. Any income below P30,000 tax-free. The only sure things in life are death and taxes. Hirap na hirap na nga pahihirapan mo pa? It’s unfair. Tax na natin yung top 1,000 corporations na walang ginawa kung hindi […]

GRINGO HONASAN, SOLDIER, REBEL, POLITICIAN

Gringo Honasan Transcribed (Part 1): “I’ll put my 42 years of public service on the line and tell the people that what makes me different – the strength, courage of my convictions, and the audacity to make things happen. I will help solve crimes or die trying”

 

 Election period or not, we have had the opportunities on several occasions to meet and sit down with former soldier-turned-rebel-turned senator Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II, mostly commonly known as Gringo Honasan, and every time we see him it’s always the same man we’ve met like the first time we met him some couple of years ago. The gallant Honasan, who would be turning 68 this March 14, was an ordinary  soldier for 17 years prior to his 7 years stint as a rebel, and 18 years as senator. He’s keen and planning to retire on 2019, “But I think God wants […]

TWITTER CITY PH OPENS IN MIND MUSEUM

No other country embraces Twitter much more like the Philippines. Agree?

 

 The title sums up and suggests the impact of popularity of the social media platform Twitter in the Philippines; lifted from the statement of Rishi Jaitly, Vice President – Media, Asia Pacific & Middle East, Twitter, when he introduced Twitter City in the country a couple of days ago. Twitter City Philippines is the first experiential and temporary space in the Asia Pacific region, launched in Mind Museum. Installed at the The Mind Museum in a private space, #TwitterCityPH comprises of different buildings and interactive zones (i.e. a photobooth area #SelfieMuna, a classroom with the Twitter #FlightSchool training, a Twitter #Trending […]