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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Wazzup Pilipinas: A Phenomenal Success (Awarding Ceremonies Closing Remarks Speech)


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This will be my speech for the Closing Remarks for tonight's awarding ceremonies which will be held at Hotel Rembrandt in Tomas Morato Avenue Extension of Quezon City.

I only wrote it last night so it's really what's on the top of my mind. It's not hifalutin as what most people would expect from a speech. I made as simple as possible but as meaningful as can be. After all, we are a simple blog site that grew into more than what it could possibly be  thanks to the many supporters who stood by our side and kept patting us on the back encouraging us that no matter how controversial or challenging the path less travelled.

We are still trekking the path that lead towards the most righteous destination. A destination that would remain endless - no end of the road for us - since life should be a continuous travel that should be filled with fun and fervor. Life should be what we want it to be and not what others expect it to be.

Many have said we are so stubborn to listen. But imagine what would have happened if we did. We would have not been at this particular point in our lives. We would have been just one of the guys trying to blend in. What we did was to stand out from the crowd. We created our own branding. We made our site the Pambansang Blog ng Pilipinas - unminding the hits, views, rankings, etc., - We did not concerned ourselves of the numbers because it does not really translate to what we really want to achieve - A legacy to be remembered by all Filipinos.

Lamudi, EasyTaxi and foodpanda Hold Secret Dining Society Event


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Three of the biggest Internet companies in the Philippines held a secret dining society for residents in Makati last March 26, 2015. The event was a roaring success, and proved to be an initiative that the teams will continue in the country. 

The event took place at one of Lamudi’s trusted client’s developments - The Beacon Makati, and was hosted in the SkyLounge, which is at the 47th floor of the condominium. Views of the Makati Skyline, Manila Skyline and Laguna Bay provided a stunning backdrop to the exclusive affair. 

The three companies held a competition over Facebook during the beginning of March, to allow people to win a seat in the Secret Dining Society. Private vehicles from Easy Taxi’s Easy Plus+ service were used transport the guests from a designated pick up point to the venue.

Daniel Torres, Managing Director of Easy Taxi in the Philippines said “We wanted everyone to have a great night, and take away the burden of traveling to and from the location for the guests. We organised pick up locations in well-known places, and coordinated closely with our drivers and the guests in ensuring everyone got a ride to the venue.”

The evening was opened by Lamudi Managing Director Jacqueline van den Ende, who commented that: “We are so glad that the event was a huge success, it was great to see everyone enjoy themselves and mingle with the other competition winners.” 

MTV Music Evolution Manila 2015: Abra, Gloc-9 and Naughty By Nature Announced as Performers


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Attention all music fans and lovers! You have more reasons to travel to Manila! Save the very special date of May 17, 2015.

Better start planning your trip to the Philippines because it has indeed become the place to have more fun – come May or any month of the year. All year long, there is something in store for you!

MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc., has officially announced last March 26 at a media launch that MTV Music Evolution will mark its first edition in the Philippines on Sunday, 17 May 2015 at the historic Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park in Manila. That's MTV Music Evolution Manila - a free music-filled event for everyone to enjoy on a Sunday!

MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.

The media launch was hosted by the pretty and alluring Yassi Pressman whose outfit was very matching to the Hyve venue, together with the cool and debonair Allan Wong.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Coach Dave Aguila Joins Radyo Uno as Finance Segment Co-Host


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The Family Business show of Radyo Uno DZME 1530 AM now has another segment co-host joining main hosts Nel Talavera and Bart Abaya, and segment co-host Ross Del Rosario of Wazzup Pilipinas.

Financial Coach Dave Aguila, otherwise known as the Common Sense Investor, joins the existing hosts of the Family Business show which airs every primetime Sunday from 5 to 6:30 pm on IBC 13.

You've guessed it right! Dave will definitely be talking about personal Finance-related topics along with his invited guests that will share informative insights and views to strengthen our business-related topics.

Yours truly, Ross Del Rosario - the Pambansang Blogger ng Pilipinas, will still be sharing blogging related topics and event highlights from WazzupPilipinas.com and of course about our newest endeavor, Wazzup Pilipinas TV - soon to be the Pambansang TV show ng Pilipinas.

We are actually the same group that also forms the TV production but this is actually a great opportunity to enforce our collaboration and teamwork.

Also on board that night as guest was a young lady who demonstrated her singing and acting skills. She is still so young at 16 so we expect her to blossom to a more well-developed performer soon.

Congratulations to Solaire Resorts and Casino's 1st Year Anniversary


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Solaire Resorts and Casino held its first year anniversary concert at The Theater @ Solaire last March 21, 2015 featuring Radha, Jed Madela and Regine Velasquez, with the Powerdance and 5th Gen as supporting acts for the show.

Your Pambansang Blogger ng Pilipinas was so ecstatic to be a part of the audience along with other media friends to witness outstanding performances from the said great artists especially Regine Velasquez who never ceased to amaze me with her powerful and soothing voice. She sang all-time favorites Dadalhin, Where Do I Begin, On the Wings of Love and did a duet with Jed Madela on Ikaw.

Jed Madela will forever be among the best performers with his remarkable voice. He sang Go The Distance, I Believe, and sang together with Radha and 5th Gen group and Earth, Wind and Fire Medley.

Radha, who sang Chains of Fools, Respect and All of Me, can very well sing among these two great talents of the Philippines who opened up the stage after performances by the Powerdance and 5th Gen group who sang Rolling in the Deep and Seasons of Love. Radha also joined Jed Madela and 5th Gen singing Bang Bang.

Chef Lau's Pugon Roasters at SMDC Light Mall Now Open


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The newest branch of Chef Lau's Pugon Roasters opened last week at SM Light Mall and Residences after an opening held at the same time the mall opened its doors to the public at around 4 pm of March 21, 2015.

Your Pambansang Blogger ng Pilipinas was among the invited guests who got to try out the fastgood dishes of the restaurant. As always, the branding of Chef Rolando Laudico and his chef wife Jacqueline "Jac" Laudico never fails to impress me. They are truly my favorite chefs of all time.

Aside form being very accommodating, the chef couple is always at all smiles to their guests who constantly request for photo ops and selfies with the two culinary masters.

Their partner in the business, Robi Raya, joins Chef Lau in the ribbon cutting ceremonies while a priest blessed the restaurant and its equipment and facilities.

Some celebrities passed by to greet the restaurant owners especially Chef Lau. I've seen Bea Binene with her mom trying out the food and cakes of the restaurant so I did the same - ordered up my own Sizzling Angus Roast Beef feast complete with a Blueberry cake for dessert.

You'll find high quality, modern Pinoy food at very affordable prices at Chef Lau's Pugon Roasters!

Philippine Junior Marketing Association Presents Blackout: Andromeda


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Are you ready for a night of pure stellar madness?

The Philippine Junior Marketing Association officially invites you to the most rip-roaring year-end bash to conclude this successful academic year... BLACKOUT: ANDROMEDA!

Party the night away with your prime clique and experience a galactic breakthrough as you travel through a whole new dimension this April 11, 2015 at the PICC Forum 3, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.

Pre-selling ticket price is at Php300 only!

For more updates and surprises, hit the LIKE button for Blackout: A PJMA Year End Party and follow us on Twitter at @PJMABLACKOUT!

For inquiries and concerns you may reach John Calderon at 0916 181 4139 or via email at pjmasynergy.jhecalderon@gmail.com                                           

Most Popular Neighborhoods In Metro Manila

 

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Are you looking for a vibrant neighborhood for your first-home investment or planning for a weekender city escapade? It is time to rediscover the most happening communities in Metro Manila: from the busy Makati central business district to the food-frenzied and laid-back street of Maginhawa, global real estate portal Lamudi has ranked the five most popular enclaves in Metro Manila to help you find your lifestyle-centric future home.

Makati Central Business District 

A mixed-used, fully developed enclave where towering condos, myriad dining options, and the trendiest commercial centers are all in one place. Work, dine and cap off the night in a trendy bar without driving, as all of your needs and more are just a few steps away.

BF Homes, Sucat, Parañaque City

Considered one of the gateways to the south with good access to three cities— Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Muntinlupa—BF Homes currently has one of the trendiest food scenes anywhere in Metro Manila. Numerous establishments, specialty shops, and exciting eateries dot its streets, securing a unique and complete lifestyle for its laid-back residents.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Galleria Duemila Presents Studies for a Monument of Felix Bacolor



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Galleria Duemila is pleased to present “Studies for a Monument”, a solo exhibition by Felix Bacolor, which features a synthesis of wall bound renderings, three-dimensional printed studies, and large-scale installation.

Studies for a Monument takes the form of an elaborate retracing of technique and process in artistic manufacturing. Here, collected digitally enhanced toy pig images and its 3-d printed versions map out the main work’s fabrication; a large-scale pig sculpture perched on a plinth. Such introspective practice captures the zeitgeist of Bacolor’s longstanding and unseen pig monument projects. Here, the artist positions his oeuvre to a rich possibility of discourse between collecting and repurposing objects and between working with digitized and tangible prototypes in manufacturing. 

As with most of Bacolor’s outputs that deal with the tectonics of a fraudulent government, he appropriates the pig monument with social and political satire. The work stands in as commemoration to the country's bleak political landscape and concurs to the established definition of monumental as, “reference to something of extraordinary size and power, as in monumental sculpture, but also to mean simply anything made to commemorate the dead, as a funerary monument or other example of funerary art. The word comes from the Latin "monere," which means 'to remind', 'to advise' or 'to warn.” 

PAMANA: An Architectural Heritage Conservation Exhibit


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PAMANA
is an architectural heritage conservation exhibit that will feature photographs and infographs of few chosen built heritage in Metro Manila that will run from March 27-29, 2015 at Green Sun Hotel, Makati City. Opening reception will be held on Friday, 27th of March at 7PM.

The exhibit is free to the general public. It also includes a heritage conservation forum on the second day, March 28, at 2PM with speakers from Escolta Revival Movement, Heritage Conservation Society - Youth and The Filipinas.

Because of Metro Manila’s fast paced urbanization, it has ceased to lose interest in its history and has let monumental structures deteriorate. With the help of photographs and infographics of chosen neglected built heritage such as the El Hogar Filipino, Ocampo Pagoda Mansion, Sunico House and Capitol Theater, the exhibitors aim to spread awareness about heritage conservation.

The exhibition comprises of three artists – Keiko Aramaki, Gabe Garrovillas and Julie Valencia – connected by the same interest in multimedia arts and in heritage conservation. The three exhibitors are all graduating students of Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Arts and Design. Gallery Hours: Friday 7:00pm – 11:00pm / Saturday-Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Musical is Eastwood City's Easter Sunday Treat on April 5


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Easter Sunday is sure to become more magical and exciting for kids as Eastwood City brings ‘Alice in Wonderland: A Children’s Musical’ to Once Upon an Easter Wonderland.
A world-class children’s musical production from Kids Acts Philippines, ‘Alice in Wonderland: A Children’s Musical’ will be staged on April 5 --- 6:30 p.m. at the Eastwood Mall Open Park as one of the main attractions of Eastwood City’s Once Upon an Easter Wonderland. 

Alice in Wonderland: A Children’s Musical’ is based from two books of Lewis Carroll’s “The Adventure of Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass”. This version’s script and lyrics is by LUIGI NACARIO and music by EUGENE BELBIS.

Alice in Wonderland has captivated children all over the world for more than 150 years with its timeless and whimsical story that has been adapted into a number of different versions over the years.

Alice created her world through beautiful things in her mind. She loves to discover stories in every living thing around her. Her story started under a huge tree in an English farmyard, young Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister reading a book without pictures and conversations. To her it was boring, so she was considering, in her mind whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies.

Arcadium for 2 at Power Mac Center


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The long wait is over for Power Mac Center’s App Arcade Tournament as the premier Apple partner in the Philippines rolls off Arcadium for 2. For the first time in the tournament’s history, participating gamers can form a tag team and pit themselves against other pairs for a chance to win premier Apple products and third-party accessories.

Power Mac Center’s Arcadium event, now on its fourth year of staging, serves as an exciting and competitive platform for Apple fans to play game apps and bring gaming to the next level.

“More than just a tournament, Arcadium has become a gathering of Apple users who also share interest for digital gaming. With the unveiling of Arcadium for 2, Power Mac Center is about to double the fun and excitement for the crowds of gaming enthusiasts that we will attract to this year’s event,” said Power Mac Center Marketing Manager Joey Alvarez.

Set for a summer debut, Arcadium for 2 is sure to draw gaming enthusiasts of all ages through featured games that showcase the multi-player capabilities of iPad Air, iPod touch, Apple TV, iMac and MacBook Pro.

Discovery Channel Celebrates the Life and Achievements of Lee Kuan Yew


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March 2015 marked the end of an era for Singapore, with the passing of former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. Discovery Channel pays tribute to the man who is regarded as the founding father of modern Singapore in FATHER OF A NATION: LEE KUAN YEW, a one-hour special that celebrates his life and chronicles some of his greatest achievements. The programme will air on 24 March at 9pm.

In a matter of decades, Singapore has emerged from a rural backwater island and evolved into a bustling economic powerhouse. Despite its lack of natural resources, the country now stands proud as one of Asia's Tigers and this leap from third world to first can be attributed to one man - Lee Kuan Yew. 

Lee Kuan Yew was the first prime minister of Singapore, governing for three decades. He is also one of history's longest-serving ministers, holding successive ministerial positions spanning more than 50 years. Known for his foresight and leadership, the eloquent and outspoken politician is hailed as one of Asia's most influential figures and has been praised by other world leaders such as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel, and U.S. president Barack Obama.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lubao International Balloon Festival 2015 on March 26 to 29


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Following the successful event last year, Lubao is set to host the 2nd Lubao International Balloon Festival on March 26,27,28, and 29, 2015 in Pradera Verde, Brgy. Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga.

Dubbed as the biggest hot air balloon festival in Southeast Asia, the event is set to feature around 46 multi-colored and special shaped hot air balloons.  Some of the special shapes to look forward to will be heart shape balloons, Darth Vader balloon, Master Yoda balloon, Humpty Dumpty, and more.

Adding to the excitement are various ground activities which will include wakeboarding, paragliding, sky diving, animal balloon show, giant lantern show, and cultural shows.  The event will also stage daily concerts featuring some of Philippine’s biggest bands like Kamikaze and The Chocolate Factory.  There will also be an area for food concessionaires and for bazaar.

Tickets for the event are sold at Php250.00 and are available at any SM City ticket outlets.  You can also buy your tickets in bulk and get a 10% discount for every ten tickets at Oxford Hotel in Clark.  Entrance for kids below 3 feet are free and senior citizens are entitled to a 20% discount.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

One FC Partners with City of Dreams


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As posted on one of the leading sports site, One Fighting Championship (One FC), which is now simply known as One Championship, announced that it recently partnered with the newly opened City of Dreams casino complex. The announcement was made at the said casino's ballroom.

One Championship Vice President Rich Franklin, and City of Dreams Vice President for Marketing Michael Quek, graced the press conference, which formalized the said partnership.

The partnership announcement happened ahead of One Championship's Philippine event on April 24 entitled "Valor of Champions", where Ben Askren will stake his welterweight championship belt against Luis Santos.

"The partnership of One and City of Dreams Manila combines the largest sports media property in Asia with the best in entertainment, gaming, and luxury accommodations," said One Championship president Victor Cui. "We expect to achieve great things with City of Dreams."

To highlight the new partnership, City of Dreams will be giving away up to PHP12 million in prizes just by guessing who among Askren and Santos will walk away from the main event with the One Championship belt.

The voting is ongoing and will end on April 24 right before fight night.

Summit Announces Partnership with Ceres – La Salle Football Club


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Summit Natural Drinking Water is the official bottled water of Philippine national athletes. It has helped aspiring Filipino athletes maintain superior concentration and athletic edge with minerals that boost their hydration level. It comes from natural underground sources around Mt. Makiling in Laguna and is further processed by ionization and filtration, making it clean and refreshing. 

Summit Natural Drinking Water continues on its tradition of supporting Filipino athletes as it becomes the official hydration partner of the Ceres La Salle Football Club. Ceres has long been making waves in the local football industry beginning with their championships in the Negros Occidental Football Association and now with their latest games in the United Football League. Ceres has long been seen as one of the league’s top contenders since it joined two years ago.

Summit’s Brand Manager, Will Manalo says of the partnership, “Summit as a brand is always looking for a way to thirst for more and by supporting the Ceres – La Salle Football Club, we are expanding into other sports as a way to encourage others to do the same as well.”

For more information on the drink that empowers you to reach for it, visit www.facebook.com/SummitNaturalDrinkingWater

Have a Moment of Serenitea in Davao City


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With their newest franchise opening in the Crown Jewel of Mindanao, Serenitea looks to further cement their place as the country’s leading homegrown milk tea brand. One of the forerunners of the milk tea craze in the Philippines, Serenitea held the grand opening of their second branch outside of Manila last month, drawing an excited crowd with their signature Jumbo Cup promo.

General Manager, Juliet Herrera, stated that the company found an opportunity to expand in Davao, given the market demand for the brand in the city.

Serenitea aims to be the preferred choice of Filipinos from all over the country when it comes to enjoying a serene tea-drinking experience, which is why we wanted to be present nationwide,” added Herrera.

As a nod to their Davao market, Serenitea also came up with Durian Madness, exciting new drinks that incorporate the region’s specialty. Exclusively offered in Serenitea Davao, customers can choose between Durian Milk Tea, Durian Royal Frost, Matcha Durian Slush, & Cocoa Durian Slush.

Urban Guerilla Race: The Mission to Become a Hero is Clear


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The first and only obstacle racing series within Philippine territories, TN-Guerilla Race Inc. is proud to announce the resumption of the GUERILLA RACE SERIES for 2015 with its entry level challenge, the URBAN GUERILLA RACE, targeting over 1,500 athletes and race aficionados, and nearly as many spectators, all set to participate in this first leg of the year.

The Guerilla Race Series is the first obstacle-driven race series of its kind in the Philippines. Skillfully developed by a Philippine Army scout ranger, the Guerilla Race Series is meant to test the Guerilla Racers’ limits in terms of endurance of body, presence of mind and resilience of spirit.

This is a benefit race with a guerilla mission to embark on corporate social responsibility, TN-Guerilla Race Inc. supports the H.E.R.O. Foundation by donating part of the registration fees to support the education of the orphans of our soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the service of this country.

The URBAN GUERILLA RACE marks the beginning of the Guerilla Race Series which is held annually, with 4 major races per year, in different regions of exciting landscapes and race topography within the Philippines.

Participants in the Urban Guerilla Race will be competing in the individual male and female categories as well as in the team competition for both the Sprint and Warrior Races. But that’s not all. With the success of the debut of our Guerilla Kids Race last year, we are again including the Kids Race for this first leg of the series so expect this first leg to be a fun-filled family affair.

Finishers will be rewarded with the Heroes’ Welcome– the Guerilla Race Finishers’ Party offering a catered meal, a beer bash and live bands to reward their brawn and bravery. The top 3 males and top 3 females ofthe Urban Guerilla Race qualify for a free entry into the next tier.

 
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