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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 […]


One Fun Slidefest Summer


 I went to Slidefest in Filinvest City Alabang twice last year because I won in online contests. In each visit I brought different folks along with me (first one was my family, second were my former colleague and her squad). This year is my first time to go as part of my writing job and first time as well to bond with a long time gal pal and her 7-year-old son. The team behind Slidefest Philippines pioneered the family-friendly, slip-and-slide event in the country. It’s the same dynamic group who came up with The Walking Dead-inspired Outbreak Manila and the […]


Social learning network available on Google Play


 Do you know Brainly? First time we wrote about them when its Philippine version,, has been launched: Since that time, the number of users who visit the whole network increased to 40 million monthly and the Philippines became one of the most important, promising, and fastest growing markets. Now they have just released the mobile app for Android users on Google Play. How does Brainly work? Its aim is to connect students, who want to share knowledge with those, who have problems with some subjects or get stuck with their homework. Every student eventually becomes stuck on […]

A Date Night with Regine Velasquez presented by SMDC.

Regine Velasquez performs for SMDC’s Grace Residence’s Tower D launch


 Promises a stay with high convenience, promises a peaceful community amid the noise surrounding the Metro, the 4-tower condominium Grace Residences, is a ‘suburban sanctuary in the city’. Grace Residences’ Tower D, a new landmark project of SM Development Corporation (SMDC) has been introduced last April 15 during Date Night with Regine Velasquez at SMDC Grand Showroom, Pasay City. The 30-minute performance of Regine entertained the guests while endorsing the latest project of SMDC. Aside from singing her original songs ‘You’ve Made Me Stonger’, ‘Dadalhin’, ‘Pangarap ko ang ibigin ka’, she also nailed a version of ‘Chandelier’, ‘Titanium’ and ‘I will […]


Manila nightlife scene will never be the same again with the opening of the first Ultra Lounge in City of Dreams


 Las Vegas, New York, Miami Beach, Singapore, and New York have it, so why can’t Manila have it too? For the past two years, Manila witnessed an emergence of nightlife hubs that posed as magnets to partyphiles. But just when it seemed that everyone has seen everything, a new entertainment mecca opens its door to welcome the elite party scene of Manila. Conceptualized in the creative mind of club king Michael Van Cleef Ault, Pangaea Ultra Lounge comes to the Philippines with only the best of the world to offer. The name itself means “All Worlds”, and this places Pangaea in […]

HONG KONG CITYSCAPE AT NIGHT. Hong Kong skyline view from Victoria Peak. (File photo)

Enjoy FREE mobile access to Skyscanner from SafeZone


 Why be afraid of the incurring mobile charges when you browse your favorite websites when you can access them for FREE with SafeZone, a mobile app where you can select popular digital brands by downloading the SafeZone Android app at Google Play Store, without worrying unwanted data charges? More than twenty digital brands’ mobile app are available through SafeZone and one of them is Skyscanner, a mobile for travel app where users can enjoy hundreds of airline promo deals in just seconds via a single, simple, and trustworthy source that can help them find the best travel solution at the right […]


Internship initiative INKOMPASS aims to help students start with their careers in the Philippines


 Philip Morris International, a company in the United States with successful business operations in 180 countries, brings their internship initiative called INKOMPASS to the Philippines. Knowing that INKOMPASS program was already present in 11 countries and is already making steps to enhance the level of internship, the company still plans to launch in 4 more within this year. Unlike the other internship programs, this one is composed of two cycles, which will later on help the students start easier with their careers. Also, there are things that makes INKOMPASS program different among the rest. Building real world skills, being active in live business […]

Jardine highlighted its new line of home pests’ solutions during WORLDBEX at the World Trade Center last March 11 to 15.

Jardine Distribution at WORLDBEX 2015, uplifting the construction industry to hit economic growth’s head


 To help in heaving the growth of the construction industry as the country moves forward to the ASEAN Integration of 2015, Jardine Distribution Inc. recently joined the Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition (WORLDBEX)–this year’s biggest building and construction expo. WORLDBEX recognized the industry’s competence to be at the forefront of economic growth and gathered top companies including Jardine Distribution to present today’s most trusted and reliable products and services in the industry last March 11 to 15 at the World Trade Center. This year’s presence of Jardine Distribution at the WORLDBEX shaped the homeowners and other construction companies to […]


7 Homes for sale in the Philippines with amazing views


 If you are about to move in to a new place, would it feels good if you’re living your own dream house? And would it be much better if your dream house got that perfect view. The scenery, the beauty, and the wonderful environment seen from your home view. If these are your dream place settings, then this is your lucky day. There’s nothing better than waking up to a great view of rolling hills, the mountains, a crater lake, or a vast ocean. Luckily for Filipino homebuyers this is possible, especially if they purchase any of these amazing properties […]

3RD ANNUAL GUAM INTERNATIONAL MARATHON 2015. Photo highlights credit from Guam Visitors Bureau Facebook page.

Largest road race Guam International Marathon 2015 took place with more than 3,000 runners on Sunday


 Hafa Adai! The largest road race – the 3rd Annual Guam International Marathon, with more than 3,000 participating runners from Guam, CNMI, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Switzerland, Netherlands, Palau, the United Kingdom, and the United States was held yesterday, Sunday, April 12 at the Gov. Joseph A. Flores Memorial Park, Ypao Beach in Tumon, Guam. Participating runners took the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon (13.1 miles), or the Full Marathon (26.2 miles) race distance. First male finisher Yusuke Inose finishes at 2:41:22 while Sung Hwa Ryu finishes at 3:08:42 for the female division in the successful Guam full marathon […]

MEGA MANILA POWER LAUNCH. Vista Land Chairman Manny Villar with the President of Vista Residences, Inc. and Camella Homes, Inc. Maribeth Tolentino at Camella Mega Manila Power Launch in Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum Hall, Pasay City.

Camella Mega Manila Power Launch introduces 5 new projects that will reshape the landscape of PH’s residential property industry


 5 newest estate projects of Camella, on its grand launch, were exclusively introduced on Friday, April 10 in Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum Hall, Pasay City Camella, Vista Land’s flagship brand, aims to maintain its edge being the largest and the leading home developer in the country. Lead by Vista Land Chairman Manuel “Manny” Villar, Jr. together with the company’s top board of directors, Camella Mega Manila Power Launch is said to be the biggest launch in its history. “Medyo ginaganahan na si Ric ngayon e, sabi niya, ibang klase ang makikita n’yong lahat, This year, 2015, eto ang […]


Doctors warn patients of cheap surgical procedures


   Defying age with surgical procedure for only Php 5,000 or less? That’s a scam, according to doctors certified by the Philippine Academy of Dermatologic Surgery Foundation Inc., headed by Dr. Teresita S. Ferrariz, MD, during the launch of Radiesse, the lifting filler brought by Merz Aesthetics, a branch of Merz, the innovative leader in aesthetics and consumer health. Even without them telling us, it’s already a red flag when somebody offers a patient with facial or body aesthetics for that very low price. Beauty aesthetics doesn’t comes cheap. Would you trust your face and body to a ‘unscrupulous’ individual posing […]


Honor 6 is the smartphone that fits to every Juan’s mobile device needs


 In a high-tech generation like where we are, people tend to go with the quick flow. They adapt to the fast changes happening in the world in terms of technology by acquiring the latest gadgets, as well as smart phones. Even Filipinos did not lose their track in conforming this technological improvements though they always wish there was a phone which contains amazing features yet is not too costly or just worth the price. Good thing, Honor 6 was introduced in the Philippines. This Php 13, 990 smartphone comes in Kirin 920 octa-core processor. With this, together with its Android v.4.4.2 […]


PSDMNR5 demonstrated commitment in rescue and disaster recovery during Typhoon Chedeng in Baler, Aurora Province


 “Where will you be?” and “Who will you be with?” are two strong lines from the trailer of the upcoming Hollywood earthquake disaster movie San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson as a Los Angeles Fire Department rescue-helicopter pilot out to save the lives of his loved ones during a strong earthquake that hits San Francisco. Just like the character of Johnson, the Private Sector Disaster Management Network – Rescue Recon Reliable Rapid Response (PSDMNR5) men and women risk their own lives to save other peoples lives in times of disaster in the Philippines. PSDMNR5 is a private rapid response team part of […]


Jose Cuervo Launches Search for the DONS OF TEQUILA in PH


 What would it takes to become a don of tequila? Must be a hundred of options and reasons. Hundreds of bartenders all over the Philippines are being called to enter into a battle unlike any other, as Jose Cuervo, the worlds best-selling tequila, launches Dons of Tequila, the global search for the next hero of tequila who has what it takes to continue the legacy of the 250-year-old brand. The prize of a lifetime awaits: fly to Tequila, Mexico to harvest their own crop of agave on the Jose Cuervo estate, blend it into a unique tequila and win the […]


Party boat sails to the ‘Favorite Beach Destination 2015’ for LaBoracay


 Yup. Summer wont be complete without going to the beach. And beaches wont be complete without beach parties. And beach parties wont be complete if it aint happening at the “Favorite Beach Destination 2015” as declared by the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents for its annual MATTA Fair on March 13 to 15 at the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur. And the ultimate beach party is happening in Boracay, wherelse? The country’s much-awaited long weekend and ultimate beach party begins even before you arrive on the shores of Boracay. 2GO Travel, one of the largest, premier sea […]

Smart stands firm as PH’s undisputed No. 1 mobile leader


 Smart Communications released their official statement standing firm on their grasp on telco leadership in the Philippines. “Smart is the Philippines’ undisputed No. 1 mobile service provider” says their opening headline which came hours after Globe Telecom‘s claim of victory in the telecommunications industry’s top position. Globe made headlines on Tuesday, April 7, when the Ayala-led company revealed during the Globe Annual Stockholders Meeting in Makati that they are now the No. 1 mobile network in the country. See related story here. Smart refutes. See the official statement from Smart. Smart is the Philippines’ undisputed No. 1 mobile service provider […]


Globe disrupts telco revolution as the No. 1 mobile brand in the Philippines


 Globe Telecom disrupts the mobile industry landscape on Tuesday, April 7, when the executives flashed the No. 1 sign during the Globe Annual Stockholders Meeting at Fairmont Hotel in Makati City. Globe bravely and boldly announced that they are the No. 1 mobile carrier in the country. The announcement came with a strong impression that another giant competitor, Smart Communications Inc., had to refute Globe’s claim, issuing their official statement, a few hours later. In their official statement, Smart announced that they are the ‘undisputed No. 1 leader’ in telecommunications industry. See separate article on this topic. However, Globe Telecom’s […]


The beauty and creepy side, from breaking news to Paris, of Periscope


 Just a few days back, Twitter launched a live-streaming mobile app which everyone thought of as the best that have ever happened in social media. Periscope app was launched in March 26, just a couple of weeks after another live video streaming app, Meerkat, debuted in March 2015. Both Periscope and Meerkat became popular in the micro-blogging site Twitter and are available in iOS, but the latter has sinced dropped from the U.S. iPhone download chart. We are not here to talk about the Periscope-Meerkat rivalry. Rather focus on the beauty of this mobile streaming app and the creepy side of […]


New Arrow trailer teases with Roy in jail; OliCity finally happening; and Oliver Queen becoming the heir to Ra’s al Ghul!


 Whew! That was a fast-paced Arrow trailer teasing a lot more than we expected. It’s the remaining 5 big episodes and here we are being gifted with with CW‘s Sacrifice Look Ahead one packed trailer of what’s going to happen next. Teaser #1 First we see Roy got arrested and Oliver talking to him. Oliver promised he’ll bolt Roy out of jail. Teaser #2 Then we see Oliver and Felicity, this time and finally, taking their clothes off and getting into that romantic sex everyone’s been waiting for. OliCity has arrived! Teaser #3 Looks like Ray got giddy of the team-up with […]

MORGAN APPEARS AND REUNITED WITH RICK ON TWD'S SEASON 5 FINALE CONQUER. In one interview, Lennie James (actor playing Morgan Jones), revelaed that he's rest assured that he's appearing at least in one episode of The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead Season 5 ends with Conquer; returns with Season 6 this October


 The Walking Dead Season 5 finale Conquer ended with a catapulting drama, so to speak. Something to reel in for preparation for the next season which we will all be waiting on October 2015. Conquer was a great finale and thanks to AMC that there were no major characters got killed this time. We thought so, but it did not happen. It was a guessing game as to who will breathe the last between Daryl and Glenn. That moment when Daryl and Aaron got trapped inside a car was a nerve-wrecking moment although we were almost sure that someone will rescue them just to keep […]


Unboxing 12MP Full HD WiFi Sports Cam from CashCashPinoy deal


 It’s summertime and the perfect gear for family outings, weekend getaways, adventure backpacking, breaking the waves, etc., will be a handy action sports camcorder. Action sports camera is a fun way to record your every fun and crazy moments to share with your friends and loved ones. But of course, do not forget that the main purpose of the action sports cam is to record those not-so-ordinary and exciting activities such as skydiving, paragliding, going in the tube or barrel of the waves,  flowriding, ziplining, and above all, while doing those insaningly extreme outdoor activities you could ever think of. The rise in the popularity of […]

Left to right Ms. Robina Gokongwei-Pe President and COO, Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. Jessy Mendiola Robinsons Rewards Card Brand Ambassador Mr. Peter Morris Country Chairman, Chevron Philippines Inc.

Save P1 per liter at Caltex with your Robinsons Rewards Card


   Robinsons and Caltex announced the Caltex-Robinsons Rewards Card (RRC) program which will give RRC members more fuel discounts and shopping savings from points earned at participating Caltex stations. Robinsons Rewards Card (RRC) members will enjoy earning more points not only when they shop at their favorite Robinsons stores but also when they fuel up at Caltex. RRC members can now use their points to redeem Php 1 discount for every one liter fuel purchase at participating Caltex stations nationwide. Every five liter gas up earns a point which means that the more customers fuel up at Caltex and shop at […]

LG Philippines Home Entertainment Vice President Mr. Hoony Bae with LG Sales Head Mr. Anton Aguila.

LG launches picture perfect Super Ultra HD TV


 Global technology innovator LG Electronics introduces yet another cutting-edge innovation in the home entertainment industry, the picture perfect, premium line-up of Super ULTRA HD TVs in the Philippines. Comprising the razor-thin UF950T and the curved UG8700, the LG Super UHD TVs debuted officially at established consumer electronics store Anson’s at The Link, Makati City. The collection carries distinct TV models in different sizes, all bringing to life stunning picture bursting with vibrant color accuracy, among more impressive features. LG Philippines Home Entertainment Vice President Mr. Hoony Bae was present during the unveiling of the LG Super UHD TV. The Ultra-Slim […]