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Friday, July 26, 2013

Globe Powers Annual ASPAC Little League Baseball Regionals In Clark




                                                    
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As part of its advocacy on sports development and advancement, leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom has thrown its support to the annual Asia-Pacific (ASPAC) Little League Baseball Regionals held at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga recently.

In particular, Globe provided the connectivity requirements of the event, thereby, enabling spectators and guests to share their game experience to the world via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“Globe is an avid supporter of youth development through sports and we are happy to be given the opportunity to be a part of the ASPAC Little League Baseball this year. In addition, we are also proud to showcase what our modernized network can do in Clark Freeport Zone as baseball fans shared their experience to friends online all over the globe via their mobile phones,” said Yoly C. Crisanto, Head of Globe Corporate Communications.

2nd Laguna Blogging Summit: Social Revolutionist


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Get ready for another huge social media event soon brought to you by the same people who gave you the 1st Laguna Blogging Summit.

The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit 2013 will be held this coming October 15 and 16 and will start at 8am to 5pm at the same venue where it was held last year. The Cultural Center of Laguna, located at the Municipality of Santa Cruz, the capital town of the province of Laguna under Governor Jeorge "ER" Ejercito, will play host once more to the 2nd run of the biggest blogging event in Laguna.

The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit aims to make all Laguenos
aware and more educated about Social Media and Digital Marketing, and will also promote the Tourism of Laguna. The organizers are bringing experts and notable speakers who are highly successful in their respective fields and advocacy programs to share useful strategies and tips to an expected bigger audience.

"The theme this year is Social Revolutionist, very appropriate for what's happening today through the proliferation of social media that's now integrated with our everyday activities. People are not only using Social Media to promote their products or services or just to hook up with their friends, they are also using it for political campaigns, advocacies and even job hunting. Social Media revolution is happening and we can see like-minded individuals gathering to form groups with the same beliefs through the use of Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and further continuing it offline. There are so many professionals and advocacy groups right now who were formed from Facebook accounts and hugely benefiting from it. We are bringing these experts to Laguna and we are hoping that my fellow Laguenos will learn from them." According to Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas, the lead organizer of this event.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

It's More Fun in the Philippines Branding Campaign Wins Yomiuri Advertising Award





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The Philippines continues to attract global attention, as the Department of Tourism’s It’s more fun in the Philippines branding campaign bags the Readers’ Choice for the “Fun” category of the Yomiuri Advertising Award 2013. The awarding ceremony was held on 14 June 2013 at the Prince Tower Hotel, Tokyo, Japan.

Started in 1984, the award was conceptualized with the goal of inviting the readers’ participation in the selection of winners. The award is composed of two main parts: (1) advertisements created by the readers and (2) advertisements selected by the readers. The success of the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) may partly be attributed to the power of social media, this being the launching pad and source of never-ending support. The ‘fun stuff’’ of the website has engaged browsers and supporters to contribute their own versions of the memes. Through the apps, some of the best products have been utilized as materials for above-the-line and below-the-line advertising.

“It may be beginner’s luck as this is the first time that the DOT has advertised in Yomiuri, one of Japan’s leading newspapers. We were told that the DOT is the only national tourism organization (NTO) recipient under this category which could mean one thing: we are undisputedly FUN,” DOT Tourism Attache to Tokyo Valentino Cabansag shared.

Globe Telecom Cited Anew As One Of The Top Companies In Southeast Asia



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Globe Telecom has again been recognized by institutional investment publication Alpha Southeast Asia as one of the region’s top companies for having a most consistent dividend policy. Globe was also cited by Alpha for the same category last year.

The recognition will be given at the 3rd Annual Southeast Asia Institutional Investor Corporate Awards ceremony which will be held this September.

The citation is based on an annual poll conducted by Alpha Southeast Asia, the only institutional investment publication focused on Southeast Asia.

“With investment interest in the Philippines at an all-time high, the country is firmly back on the screens of investors both domestic and foreign. As a leading telecoms provider with world-class corporate governance standards, Globe Telecom has consistently raised the bar for investor relations and shareholder management. Globe will no doubt remain an investor favorite for many more years to come,” said Siddiq Bazarwala, Publisher, Alpha Southeast Asia.

The Script Factory Scriptwriting Workshop (Film and TV) in Manila


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The Script Factory, the UK’s leading script development organization, is coming to Manila, Philippines for a three-day script development workshop for film and television drama. A first for Asia, the Script Factory workshop will run from 27-29 September 2013 and will offer 35 participants the chance to train and network alongside scriptwriting and producing talent in Southeast Asia.

The workshop will provide participants with new perspectives on the script development process and focus on screenplay design and structure. It will help participants to be more confident in the art of script & story editing and more effective when assisting writers of feature film and television drama.

Deadline for application is 16 August 2013.

The Script Factory in Manila is hosted by Cinemanila International Film Festival Foundation and the British Council Philippines.

For more information and an application form, please email Cinemanila.moonlight@gmail.com 


Royal Postal Heritage Tour


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Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club in cooperation with Philpost, Museo ng Maynila , Intramuros Administration, National Press Club , Winners Foundation , Department of Education , GSIS cordially invites everyone to an afternoon of fun ,travel , unravel stories ,nature tripping, mysteries and ghost sightings behind some of the city’s most historical buildings, wilderness areas and sites! Photography is is allowed with permit !

The FREE tour is scheduled on September 15, 2013,third Sunday of the month. This will also coincide the club’s monthly meeting . To those who are interested in coming to the tour, maximum number of participants ( 30 ) even before the schedule Deadline which is on September 12, 2013 registration is a must for these FREE Guided tour.

Facebook and Yahoo group event page registrants must try to type confirmed in their status otherwise they are not considered registered.


Free Writing Adventures at the Luneta Park


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Have a fun-filled day of interactive writing exercises by joining the Free Writing Adventures event on August 3, 2013 Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Confirm attendance by texting Jasmine Cruz (( Age of the Diary blogger) at 09054419386.

Meeting place: in front of the Rizal monument at Luneta Park (also known as Rizal Park). Get there by riding a bus that says Quiapo taft pgh (it passes in front of Luneta) or LRT 1 U.N. Avenue station (the station is right in front of the park).

For the schedule of awesome activities, check out: http://ageofthediary.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/free-writing-adventures-at-luneta/

Feel free to invite your friends!

Social Media Reputation and Crisis Management Webinar


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Have you ever tried "Googling" your NAME? Try it now and see how Google search results are influencing your Online Reputation.

Great news for those interested for damage control online.

There is a FREE 1 hour Webinar on Social Media Reputation and Crisis Management that will cover:

- What is a Social Media Crisis and how does it affect your Online Reputation?
- Proactive VS Reactive Online Reputation Management
- What to do if "$h1+!" hits the fan!
- Creating a Good Online Reputation by building a Strong Online Presence.

Sign up through this link: ==>> http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E957DA83874A3F

Asha Developer Community Meetup


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Join Globe Labs and Nokia Philippines as we kickoff the first Asha Developer Community Meetup on July 25, Thursday, 6 to 9PM for "Asha Developer Night" at 40F Philamlife Tower, Paseo De Roxas, Makati City.

The Asha Developer Community Meetup is a great place to do networking, meet other developers and ask the questions you might have about Nokia platforms.

The evening will include networking and followed by a short program about:
- The Nokia Asha Developer Opportunity
- Introduction to the Asha Software Platform and the Asha SDK

The registration for this event is now to sign-up via this page http://globelabs.doorkeeper.jp/events/5012 or https://www.globelabs.com.ph/blogs/pages/confirmsignup.aspx?PostID=161 and login or register as a member. The event is free from any registration fee., though seats are limited so hurry, as we can only accommodate a number of participants for this event.

Know more about Asha app development and opportunities to monetize your application.

See you at Asha Developer Night on July 26, Thursday at 40F Philamlife Tower, Paseo De Roxas, Makati City!

Score FREE Tickets To Carly Rae Jepsen Live In Manila



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 Pop music fanatics are in for another world-class music experience as Canadian singer-songwriter and the artist behind the hit song “Call Me Maybe” Carly Rae Jepsen visits Manila for a one-night concert at the Araneta Coliseum on August 7, 2013.

Are you one of her thousands of fans waiting for that chance in a lifetime to watch her concert without breaking the bank? You don’t need to call her maybe with your exclusive chance to see her up close and personal for free, made possible by Globe Telecom and Huawei.

Get free concert tickets to Carly Rae Jepsen Live in Manila when you avail of a Huawei Ascend Mate or Huawei Ascend P6 under Globe Best-Ever MySuperPlan. You can also score free tickets when you purchase a prepaid phonekit for both handsets.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Huawei Ascend Mate : A Supercharged Phablet




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Get ready for a supercharged phablet intended for the fashion forward and movie-gaming enthusiasts

Huawei, a The HUAWEI Ascend Mate leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today launched the Android pocket cinema phablet for the fashion forward, movie and gaming enthusiasts -- the HUAWEI Ascend Mate.

features a huge 6.1-inch HD display, a 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon quad-core processor and a 4050 mAh battery. Together with Huawei’s proprietary Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) battery efficiency technology and fast sharing technology, the HUAWEI Ascend Mate is proof that bigger is better.

“The HUAWEI Ascend Mate breaks barriers to deliver a supercharged entertainment, communication and creative experience for all your personal and professional needs,” said Albert Antig, sales and marketing director of Huawei Technologies Philippines. “The HUAWEI Ascend Mate is an industry-leading smartphone and showcases our innovation as we continue to make great technology available to more people globally.”



HUAWEI Ascend P6 is the World’s Slimmest Smartphone


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Elegant and edgy, at 6.18mm slim, the new HUAWEI Ascend P6 embodiment of elegance with an edge.

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, unveiled the HUAWEI Ascend P6, the world’s slimmest smartphone measuring 6.18mm. The smartphone features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and a sleek metallic body. With its 4.7-inch high definition in-cell display, industry-leading 5MP front-facing camera, and outstanding software, the HUAWEI Ascend P6 is the embodiment of elegance with an edge.

“The HUAWEI Ascend P6 is a star among smartphones with its industry-leading design, high-quality camera, and intuitive user interface, Huawei’s proprietary Emotion UI,” said Johnson Ma, country device manager of Huawei Technologies Philippines. “Building on the success of our Ascend P series of fashion smartphones, the HUAWEI Ascend P6 provides unsurpassed technology and a design that is simply stunning.”
 

Levis Jeans Fest at SM City Manila



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In celebration of ‪#‎SMManilaJeanology‬ , the pioneer of jeans in the world - Levi's brings the most exciting products in our country. 


To add more fun, with ‪#‎LevisJeansfest‬ as official hashtag, take a pic of it and join the game for you to WIN a pair of authentic Levi's jeans. 

Kindly refer to the mechanics on how to join. 

Visit SM City Manila and start tweeting with pics :) 

Visit the official online platforms of Levi's as follow:

http://www.levi.com/ 
http://www.levistrauss.com/  
http://explore.levi.com/  
http://www.levistrauss.com/blogs


Cell Sites Pose No Adverse Health Risks





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Radio frequency signals coming from cell sites do not pose any adverse health effects, according to Globe Telecom, citing studies conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to Emmanuel Estrada, Globe Head of Network Technologies Strategy, radio frequency signals coming from cell sites are classified as non-ionizing. Other low frequency devices that emit non-ionizing radio signals include transistor radios, microwave ovens and baby monitors.

On the other hand, ionizing radiations are those that have higher risk of adverse health risks that include x-rays, ultraviolet rays, gamma rays, which can break the chemical bonds in DNA.

“Based on studies conducted by WHO, the world’s most trusted authority in health issues, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak radio frequency signals from cell sites or base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects,” Estrada emphasized.

OMG! Here are the Yahoo OMG! Awards Winners #OMGAwardsPH



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It was a night of glamour as celebrities walk the purple carpet on their way to the Yahoo OMG! Awards!

But wait, there's a stop-over before going into the VIP section. Interviews by the official Yahoo OMG! resident interviewer and other broadcast TV reporters from the popular networks plus a new set of interview and photo ops with the comedy trio (how lucky those guys were being able to have group and individual shots with the stars. I love their work! I am so envious!

Afterwards, we proceed to the VIP section where celebrities, along with selected guests, can get to sit comfortably and dine n drink from a caterer setup for the elite guests.

I got not because I was part of the selected guess with all access pass but because I had a friend inside who let me in. So I might as well laugh my heart out coz I get to mingle with the stars up close and get to watch them walk towards the stage to receive their Yahoo OMG! Awards!


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Camiling, Tarlac : A Summer That's Better Late Than Never


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Everyone deserves a meaningful summer vacation. 

Summer vacation usually starts at the end of March and ends at the first week of June. In this limited period of time, how can we say that we’ve already spent our vacation wisely? What do we really mean in saying “meaningful summer vacation”?

Maybe some of us would answer that meaningful summer vacation means doing things that would make you enjoy life. Some would say it means to experience travelling to unusual places but for me, a meaning vacation simply means having time with important people in your life. And that’s how I spent my vacation.

Goddess of Agriculture



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The great Olympian goddess of the earth is Demeter and more as the goddess of producing fruit, and consequently of agriculture, whence human food or bread. She was looked upon also as the goddess of marriage and was worshipped especially by women. Demeter was depicted as a mature woman, often crowned and holding sheaf of wheat and a torch.

Demeter was the daughter of Cronus and Rhea, and sister of Hestia, Hera, Aides, Poseidon, and Zeus. Like the other children of Cronus she was devoured by her father, but he gave her forth again after taking the emetic which Metis had given him.

As agriculture is the basis of a well-regulated social condition, Demeter is represented also as the friend of peace and as a law-giving goddess.

Mighty Goddess Artemis



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Artemis is one of the greatest goddess I’ve encountered in exploring the Greek mythology. Besides of being beautiful, she was also protecting those who were in need. She was that exceptional that she captured my attention. This picture was captured in the English Culminating Activity last year. In this picture, Artemis was the role played by Meg Celine Cruz a former Pascian. I admire her because she was able to imitate Artemis: her strength, appearance and beauty really fits in. I admire Artemis mainly because of her courage and beliefs. 


Artemis is the daughter of Zeus, the mighty ruler of the Olympian gods who is considered to be the king of gods and goddesses. And Leto, the early and favorite lover of Zeus. It was said that Zeus married Hera while Leto was pregnant. After an affair and secretly impregnating Leto, Leto had to give birth to Aretmis while being chased by the Python sent by Hera. Fortunately for Leto her first child Artemis, was born without any pain. Artemis didn’t bring any pain to his mother all throughout the pregnancy stage of her mother until she was born and that is one of the amazing things on her.

Enjoy Philippines 2013 Mid Year Release Launch Party : A Crowded Yet Fun-Filled and Prize-Filled Evening



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Party, Party with hashtag #Enjoy2013MYP!

That's what we did all night just to get a chance to win fabulous prizes from Enjoy Philippines!

Enjoy is the Philippines premiere loyalty and privilege marketing program operated by Super Lucky Happy Potato Corp. (SLHPC), under the franchise of Enjoy China Holdings (HK) Limited.

Enjoy is the Philippines' premier VIP privilege program offering 10 - 50% off your favorite hot spots in Manila, Cebu, Boracay, Davao, and Cagayan de Oro. Enjoy everyday with over Php 300,000 worth of gifts, discounts, and VIP privileges from the hottest spots in the Philippines!

The Greek God : Artemis





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In Greek mythology,Artemis was the daughter of Zeus, the mighty ruler of the Olympian Gods.Artemis was the great Olympian goddess of hunting,moon,forest,hills,virginity,fertility(she became a goddess of fertility and childbirth mainly in cities) and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows and also she often was depicted with the crescent of the moon above her forehead and was sometimes identified with Selene(goddess of the moon).Her main vocation was to roam mountain forests and uncultivated land with her nymphs in attendance hunting for lions,panthers,hinds and stag. Contradictory to the later, she helped in protecting and seeing to their well-being, also their safety and reproduction. She was armed with a bow and arrows which were made by Hephaestus and the Cyclopes

In one legend, Artemis was born one day before her brother Apollo. After an affair and secretly impregnating Leto, Leto had to give birth to Artemis on the island of Ortygia while being chased by the python sent by Hera, then, almost immediately after her birth, she helped her mother to cross the straits over to Delos, where she then delivered Apollo. Fortunately for Leto her first child, Artemis, was birthed without any pain. Artemis her twin brother was Apollo.

On her birthday, when she was 3 years old, Artemis asked 6 wishes from Zeus, his father.


Urban Kitchen Showcases Kitchen Wonders


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I got to attend an event that I was hoping why wife should be attending if she was blogging because it fits perfectly for her being the master of the kitchen. I do cook every once in a while but she still outdo me in all types of kitchen tasks.

But whoah! Our guest chef during the event was a man. I guess the "bigger kitchen" has been dominated by men already. When before there were only cooks, now there have been a proliferation of chefs - of the male species - all over the world.

Those huge restaurants in Makati, BGC Taguig, Eastwood, and Quezon City are now highly favorites because of their chefs who know their way in the kitchen and in our stomach.

But these chefs also have their own favorites aside from the dishes that they meticulously prepare. Yup! you've probably guessed right if you said : kitchenwares!


The 1st Philippine BPO Virtual Assistant Conference : Venturing Onwards and Seizing All Opportunities



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The very first Philippine BPO Virtual Assistant Conference was held last July 20 at the Informatics College located in Eastwood, Libis Quezon City. It was graced by several specialists in the BPO and Virtual Assistance industry as main speakers of the event. It is very rare that an elite group of speakers were assembled in one big event before.

The Philippine BPO and Virtual Assistant industry is rapidly growing in such a very fast pace that the demand for more skillful and highly trained online assistance practitioners has grown equally high, thus the conference was very relevant for many of the attendees who wants to become extra competitive.
ThePhilippine BPO Virtual Assistant industry is rapidly growing and we need more qualified and trained individuals who can meet this demand for people specializing in website development, software solutions , voice and non voice services, front and back end processes. - See more at: http://www.attendconferences.com/events/1st-philippine-bpo-virtual-assistant-conference/#sthash.wSuVjRaY.dpuf
ThePhilippine BPO Virtual Assistant industry is rapidly growing and we need more qualified and trained individuals who can meet this demand for people specializing in website development, software solutions , voice and non voice services, front and back end processes. - See more at: http://www.attendconferences.com/events/1st-philippine-bpo-virtual-assistant-conference/#sthash.wSuVjRaY.dpuf
assembled a speaker’s list that has not been put in one event before - See more at: http://www.attendconferences.com/events/1st-philippine-bpo-virtual-assistant-conference/#sthash.wSuVjRaY.dpuf
assembled a speaker’s list that has not been put in one event before - See more at: http://www.attendconferences.com/events/1st-philippine-bpo-virtual-assistant-conference/#sthash.wSuVjRaY.dpuf
assembled a speaker’s list that has not been put in one event before - See more at: http://www.attendconferences.com/events/1st-philippine-bpo-virtual-assistant-conference/#sthash.wSuVjRaY.dpuf

The list of speakers included Leo Riingen - President of Informatics College, Alfredo Hernandez - Director of BPAP.org, Paul Rivera - CEO of Kalibrr.com, Bryce Maddock - CEO of TaskUs.com, Benj Arriola - SEO Director of Internet Marketing, Inc., Jonas Diego - Creative Director and founder of JonasDiego.com, Grace Dimaranan - Board Director of the Animation Council of the Philippines, Jojy Azurin - Country Manager of Freelancer.com, Ken Sproule - CEO of Ko-Kard.com, and Jay Pasana - Founder of the Philippine Virtual Assistant Network. Leading the event and acting as host of the day was Arriane Symmes, President of GlobalTechSource.net.


Princess Snell on the Cover of Playboy Philippines July August 2013 Issue



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I don't really know here, but I'm willing to meet her anytime. Who would refuse to rub shoulders or make beso-beso with such a classy and charming beauty.

Princess Tinkerbell Cristina Marjorie Pedere Snell, better known simply as Princess Snell is a Filipina actress and was one of the finalists in the fifth season of StarStruck.

Princess Snell is poised to charm her way into your hearts on the cover of our July-August Entertainment issue. Classy in a black corset, Princess has grown up from that cutesy teenager into this daring damsel.


Princess Snell formerly linked to boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is shedding her "cutesy teenager" image with her debut in the local edition of men's magazine Playboy.

Grab your copies now! Available at all 7-Eleven, Fullybooked, Booksale and Odyssey stores nationwide.

Pamana : A Docu-Musical Tribute to Ninoy and Cory Aquino Set to Open on August 21


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The NINOY AND CORY AQUINO FOUNDATION, INC. (NCAF), INDIE.GO MEDIA and THE PETA THEATER CENTER proudly present the gala world premiere of " PAMANA ” --- an original docu-musical written by noted playwright RODY VERA and music by Fr. Manoling Francisco and Ryan Cayabyab.

“ PAMANA ” is about three generations of a Filipino family with three points of view about the effects of the political history of Ninoy and Cory Aquino.

The cast is led by Malou de Guzman as Lola Azon; Bodjie Pascua as Turo, Azon’s husband; Jett Pangan as Edgar, son of Lola Azon and Trina’s father; and Kakki Teodoro as Trina, grand daughter of Lola Azon.

The ensemble is composed of Raul Alfonso, Kiki Baento, Raflesia Bravo, Roi Calilong, Buddy Caramat, Joan Co, Karen Gaerlan, Gio Gahol, She Maala, Benedict Manaois, Gie Onida, Norbs Portales, Gino Ramirez, Victor Robinson, Angela Samson Nica Santiago, Miela Sayo, Ian Segarra, and Gold Villar.

Lending support as chorus is Viva Voce under artistic director Camille Molina.

The artistic and creative team of PAMANA is led by Rody Vera (Playwright), Maribel Legarda (Stage Direction), Melvin Lee (Assistant – Stage Direction), Jun Reyes (Documentary Direction), Fr. Manoling Francisco and Ryan Cayabyab (Musical Composition), Vince de Jesus (Musical Direction), Jonjon Villareal (Technical Direction), Batche Tan (Choreography), Boni Juan (Set Design), Carlo Pagunaling (Costume Design), Jonjon Villareal (Lighting Design).

PAMANA is set to open on August 21, 2013.
Other schedule of shows: August 22, 24 and 25, 2013.
All performances are at the MERALCO Theater, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City.

Princess Catherine Gives Birth to Baby Boy


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"It's a boy! Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to the first child for her and Prince William." ---- CNN

Kate Middleton, also known as Princess Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and wife to Prince William, has given birth to a bouncing baby boy of 8.6 pounds (that's heavy).
The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth after weeks of anticipation and fevered speculation about the sex of the third in line to the throne. The baby boy was born at St Mary's hospital in London at 4.24pm. Both mother and baby are doing well, but will stay at the hospital overnight accompanied by Prince William.

A deluge of congratulations lead by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh who are said to be "delighted" by the birth of their great grandson. Prince Charles said he was "enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time".

Thousands of well-wishers had gathered outside the Palace to await news, while the press have been camped outside the Lindo Wing outside the Paddington Hospital where the Duchess gave birth for several weeks. 

The baby, who is still unnamed as of this writing, is third in line to the British throne.

Mark Zuckerberg Announces Death of Facebook Executive Chef Josef Desimone



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Mark Zuckerberg has announced the death of Facebook Executive Chef Josef Desimone via his Facebook account:

"I have some very sad news to share.

This morning Josef Desimone, our executive chef, was involved in a motorcycle accident and I’m sorry to report that Josef has passed away.

Josef was a Facebook legend and institution. "Chef Josef" joined us in 2008 and built our culinary team from a handful of employees in a single café into a global team with dozens of world class restaurants. He never compromised on quality while maintaining total attention to detail. Josef played an incredibly important role in defining our culture during those first years and right up to the present.

Away from Facebook, Josef was just as energetic and driven. Almost every weekend he was volunteering with veterans’ organizations, hosting firefighter breakfasts or supporting some other valuable cause. He had a strong belief in giving back more in life than he took, and it shows in all the people who mourn him today.

We will find a way to permanently honor Josef’s legacy at Facebook soon. For now, let’s remember and celebrate the passing of a great friend, devoted mentor and inspirational leader."

Monday, July 22, 2013

Torque Droidz Sport Versus the Arc Mobile Prime 350 Mobile Phone Review

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Let's go straight to the point.

The Torque Droidz Sport and the Arc Mobile Prime 350 are so affordable yet they have features too good for their price range. With the addition of extra memory to improve storage space, they could very well be the promising units enough to satisfy the basic mobile needs of an individual.

But, of course I would let you know which one between the two is more superior.

I usually do my reviews after more than a week of usage so as to make sure everything was well checked and tested. We can't afford to rush things. We need to be able to present the actual daily experience with the device.

WD My Passport Air 500 GB Portable Storage Drive Review


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Well, I definitely need more hard drive space. That would always be a requirement every after few months since I deal with lots of photos that I take during events - and product reviews would be one of them busy activities that will add more files on my USB storage drives.

I really do not want to fill my MacBook  hard drive with all my files. It's so difficult to organize with the very limited space taht I most likely will just reserve for my Photo and Video Editing applications. Most of the time I would like to carry the photos and videos around in several USB drives to show them to my clients.

However, dangling with me several USB drives just won't do any more. I need more storage space but I want a durable storage space at the same time. I'm even willing to pay more just to keep my data safe, and I prefer a storage space that will let me access my data fast - with ease and convenience. Having no worries means a lot especially when your files mean more expensive than the gadget itself.

Luckily, I stumbled upon the WD My Passport Air.


Biz on the Web at the Expo Science 2013


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The Information and Communication Technology Office (ICTO) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), is mounting the Biz on the Web forum on July 25, 2013, 9 am- 12 pm, at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex.

Biz on the Web is one of the activities lined up for Expo Science 2013 in celebration of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) from July 23- 27, 2013. The forum will discuss topics such as e-commerce, internet marketing best practices, blogging, tips, and others.


Gantimpala Theater announces 36th Theater Season Line-Up!


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As I've said before in many of my social media accounts and blog articles, the theater never ceases to amaze me. I would at anytime chose to watch a play rather than attend a movie premiere. Well, the big stars may be in the movies and TV, but I can see and appreciate real talented actors and actresses in theater compared to the other artists that we see in film or TV. Theater performers are indeed better and in fact well-motivated, highly inspired and matured. They do not only rely on their good looks alone, but more on their acting ability. They are not after huge paychecks but the personal satisfaction of being able to do well above and beyond their talent fees.

I would have to agree to what Director Joel Lamangan had to say during the press conference held at Cafe Ysabel in San Juan that there is a significant difference between TV/Film actors/actresses and Theater actors/actresses with regards to the desire to learn and improve their crafts and acting prowess. He had said it right when he mentioned that he would like to bring all of them, referring to the TV and Film performers, to Theater so that they will learn the discipline and hard work involved in theater acting, which will eventually make them better performers in the future.

I also admired the conviction of the actors/actress, and even directors, as some shared their life stories and backgrounds/origins and what the theater means to them. It seems these type of artists demand real respect from us, not that they have to force it out from us, but because they truly deserve to be applauded after every stunning performance.

IRRI Partners with PhilRice and National Nutrition Council in Kanin Get It Promoting More Nutritious Rice


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Brown Rice is essentially healthier and more nutritious than white rice.

"Brown Rice has more vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), and B3 (niacin) than white rice because 60 to 80% of the said vitamins gets loss during milling.

There is also an estimated loss of 40% manganese, 60% phosphorus, 40 to 75% dietary fiber, 70 to 90% fat, and 15% protein."

But why do we patronize the latter rather than the former?

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Globe Business Bats for PHL Cricket





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In a move to bring cricket into the collective sporting consciousness in the Philippines, Globe Business recently announced it will do a major pitch to make the international game a local staple by teaming-up with the Philippine Cricket Association (PCA), the governing body for the sport in the country.

With this agreement, Globe Business will be the lead sponsor for the Philippine National Cricket Team and the International Sixers Tournament, with naming rights for the squad as well as company branding and exposure for all PCA-hosted collateral and events, among others. It also includes a lock-out for Globe of the Nomad Sports Club in Paranaque, the most active cricket ground in the country where organized tournaments have been staged since 1914.

According to PCA president Andrew Gotia, the collaboration with Globe Business will be a big boost for the sport of cricket in the country. “Before, it was just a pure expat game; it was fortunate that quite a number of Globe clients are lovers of the sport, particularly the Indian community. We are enthusiastic that there will be more exposure for the national team and the sport at large. But this is just the first step and with Globe as a major company with its sponsorship and support, we can go very far,” he declared.

 
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