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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Noel Cabangon Continues His Journey with New Album, “Byahe Pa Rin”


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OPM legend Noel Cabangon recently unveiled his 7thalbum under Universal Records, entitled “Byahe Pa Rin”—the third installment in his Byahe album series. Compared to previous albums in the Byahe series, “Byahe Pa Rin” revitalizes with its modern array of songs interpreted by the multiplatinum artist. The album prequels both garnered multi-platinum record awards, and the most recent addition is already hitting the airwaves.

“Byahe Pa Rin” features Noel’s version of well-loved OPM modern classics, such as “Tadhana” by Up Dharma Down, “Hari ng Sablay” by Sugarfree, “Kahit Kailan” by South Border, “With A Smile” by Eraserheads, “Ikaw” by Yeng Contantino, “Sa Kanya” by Ogie Alcasid, among many others. The “Kanlungan” singer reinvents modern OPM classics while exploring different styles.

The critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, and composer meshed diverse genres, ranging from jazz to rock, to form his latest magnum opus. Aside from giving his touch to contemporary classics, “Byahe Pa Rin” also contains two of Noel’s original compositions “Missing You” and “Umiibig”.

Noel shared his sentiments on the album: “Our country has indeed been blessed with a treasure trove of music, our own songs that truly capture our stories, sensibilities and emotions. A number of them I have been fortunate enough to include in this album.”


Noel’s rendition of Up Dharma Down’s “Tadhana” is “Byahe Pa Rin’s carrier single, and it is making rounds on the radio and is also the anthem of GMA’s Korean drama, “Innocent Defendant”. The follow-up single “Kahit Kailan”, a South Border original, features powerful vocals by Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan.

Noel discovered his passion for music at the tender age of 10, timidly performing with his guitar in his hometown in La Union. Despite being one of the most phenomenal OPM artists, Noel did not instantaneously get to the pinnacle of musical success. Initially a struggling musician, he kick started his professional singing career in underground watering holes, bars, and folk houses for decades, but gradually rose to popularity. Noel was formerly with music group, Buklod, whose music echoed sociopolitical and cultural issues, and were also known for the hit “Tatsulok”. After the group disbanded, Noel ventured on his solo music career and continued to compose songs for causes dear to his heart. Presently, his career has flourished in the Universal Records family, with “Byahe Pa Rin” marking another milestone in his musical journey.  

On August 30, the folk singer songwriter will join revered OPM stars such as Christian Bautista, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, and Bituin Escalante, among many others, in “Kaya Natin ‘To”—a grand concert in the Newport Performing Arts Theatre, Resorts World Manila that intends to celebrate resilience, life, and hope. Resorts World Manila scouted Noel to write music that encapsulated the theme of the initiative benefitting Children of Resorts World Manila Foundation, hence the creation of his song “Kaya Natin To”.  Noel highlighted that the song he crafted—which was aimed at uplifting the spirits of the company’s employees after the tragic attack last June—was aligned with the concert’s message: “We wanted to convey that at the end of the tunnel, we could really see the light.”


Noel Cabangon’s latest album offering  “Byahe Pa Rin” is now available for digital downloading and in all record stores nationwide under Universal Records. 

You can download Noel Cabangon’s #ByahePaRin on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon and Spinnr


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Got to Be is Christian Ingebritsen's First Solo Album in 10 Years


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'Got To Be' is Christian’s first solo album in 10 years. Besides being a busy touring artist, he’s spent the last ten years mostly writing and
producing for others. In the process, however, occasionally he’d stumble across a song that he liked so much, he decided to keep it for himself. This is a collection of such songs.

It contains everything from ideas he started working on back in the very beginning of his career, songwriting camps and sessions across the world, through his music today. In some ways it’s like a best of the unreleased songs. This is a collection of the songs I wasn’t able to give away or forget, and that have been on the tip of my heart for far too long. I haven’t tried to create an album that’s in keeping with the trends of today. I have simply collected the songs that I’ve written that have moved me the most over the last few years. My hope is that it can bring joy to
others, too» - says Christian about the release.

The musicians he’s brought on board for the album are some of the world’s finest, from Ash Soan to the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and band mate Mark Read. It’s produced by Christian himself and mixed by Bjørn Erik Pedersen in Whiteroom, with the exception of the song “Perfect day”, which is produced by his school friend from LIPA, Mads Hauge, who’s had great success as a producer and songwriter for artists like Pixie Lott, Lana Del Rey and Natasha Bedingfield.


Christian Ingebrigtsen studied music at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and debuted as a recording artist as member of the British-Norwegian pop group a1 in 1999. In just five years they managed to reach the number one spot and have eight top ten singles in the UK singles charts. With songs like “Caught in the middle”, “Same old brand new you”, “Everytime” and a cover of Aha’s “Take on me”, they topped the charts all across the world, selling more than 10 million albums, winning both MTV awards and a Brit Award. They are, according the to
Guinness book of hit singles, among the 500 most successful artists in British chart history.

In 2003 Christian released his first solo album, which certified platinum in Norway. The single “Things are gonna change” topped the singles chart. As did the single “In love with an angel”, which he wrote and sang with Norwegian pop sweetheart Maria Arredondo. His Christmas album “Paint Christmas White” also certified gold, and laid the foundation for the many extensive Christmas tours he’s held each year since. In 2016 he toured 47 churches in Norway with his “Julenatt” tour. The latest album Christian released was “The truth about lies”. which came out
in 2007. The single “Adorable” went in at number one in Norway, and became a radio hit.

During the preparations for his next solo project, he was offered one of the lead roles in the Norwegian west end production of Les Misérables, and did 98 shows as Marius in 2009. This led to Christian being offered more roles as an actor. He performs voice over for several Disney movies in Norwegian, among them Brother Bear and the voice of Flynn Rider in Tangled. The following year, a1 reunited, released two more albums, and toured heavily around Norway, Asia, and as part of the Big Reunion» on ITV, did an arena tour of the UK.


Christian is also a keynote speaker, active ambassador for Compassion, and a lecturer in songwriting at the NLA University College. With so many things going on, time doesn’t always add up. That’s the reason why this album Christian began as early as 2007 hasn’t seen the light of day until now. Finally it’s ready to be shared with the world.

Christian Ingebrigtsen’s latest album offering Got To Be includes the hit singles “Someone to live for”, “Still” and the endearing ballad “Break Me”, which is now enjoying massive airplay on the top radio stations in Metro Manila. It’s a break up song that many Pinoy music enthusiasts, especially the romantic types and those who are fond of “hugot’ lyrics love and can easily relate to. Break Me appeals primarily to the sentimental hearts of Christian’s fans in the Philippines. It is indeed a potential hit that is expected to climb up the charts in no time.

Got To Be is now available for download on all musical digital platforms released under Incicon Label.

Legendary Bands, Rock Icons Come Together for First Ever Pinoy Super Band Concert


For the first time in the history of Original Pilipino Music (OPM), the biggest and most iconic names in Pinoy rock music will come together to put up a performance for the ages.

Presented by Rockfordproductions, Inc., Full Blast PinoySuper Bands gathers legendary and OPM rock icons in what is easily one of this year’s biggest and much-awaited musical events.

All set to rock music fans with their timeless and iconic anthems at this once-in-a-lifetime musical showcase are legendary Filipino rock bands including folk rock pioneer Lolita Carbon of  the Asin band and the boys , hit Pinoy rock band from the 70s, Maria Cafra, early 80s punk rock group The Wuds, and alternative  punk group The Youth ,pinoy hard rock band Razorback and Pinoy metal group Queso.

Also set to electrify the stage are 90s rock icons and fan favorites Dong Abay, former frontman of Yano; Basti Artadi, lead vocalist of Wolfgang; and lastly the all time king and godfather of pinoy rock and roll Juan de la Cruz Band with its original members Mike Hanopol, Wally Gonzales and Pepe smith performing together after so many years in a big concert arena. Guaranteed to play all their hits!

It will be the first and possibly the only time that these bands and music icons from different eras of Pinoy rock are coming together in one major concert. Music fans are in for an epic night of nothing but pure Pinoy rock and roll as these music royalties pay tribute and showcase the evolution of Original Pinoy Rock Music through their own respective sets.

Also set to perform at this one-night-only musical event as front acts are indie bands, Suicidal Genius, Banda ni Kleggy, Grace Note and reggae rock band The Chonkeys

Full Blast Pinoy Super Band takes place this October 19 , 2017 at CUNETA ASTRODOME . Ticket prices are as follows:  VIP, P3500, Ring side P2500, lower box P1000 and Gen ad P500. Gates open at 5PM. Presented by Rockford Productions Inc. in cooperation with the following media partners: MYX, Net 25, Wish 107.5, Mellow 94,7, DWWW 774, Jam 88.3, Home Radio 979, 99.5 Pinas FM, Retro 105.9 DZG FM, 97.1 Barangay LS FM, Rakista Radio, The Philippine Star, Business Mirror, Philstar.com, Inquirer.net, ClickTheCity.com, WhenInManila.com,  8list.ph, One Music PH, , Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, Soundcheck Manila, Pep, Manila Scope, MNL Online, MB.com.ph,  Manila Scope Magazine, Astroplus and Odyssey.

Tickets to Full Blast Pinoy Super Bands will be available thru Ticketnet online and Ticketworld starting July 29 2017.

For ticket reservations,  please call 0916-6392291. For updates and more information, visit Rockfordproductions Facebook page at facebook.com/rockfordproductions.

Mayweather vs. McGregor PPV at Kia Theatre


UFC world champion Conor McGregor and undefeated pound-for-pound world boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. will clash in a much-awaited duel at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday, Aug 26 at 9 p.m. (Sunday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. Manila Time).

While a throng of MMA and boxing fanatics are expected to descend upon the so-called “Sin City,” local fans wanting to get in on the action may do so, Vegas style, courtesy of a giant screen and live HD broadcast of the fight on Sunday morning. Sports fanatics can enjoy the Pay-Per-View screening of the fight at the Kia Theatre in Araneta Center, Quezon City. Tickets to the PPV come in affordable rates, with promo package choices for VIP and Loge seats that include food and drinks, through Ticketnet.

It is said that the seed was planted for this year’s most anticipated sporting match back in April 2015 when, in an Esquire article by writer Chris Jones, then-rising MMA fighter McGregor was quoted, “If I fought Floyd, I would kill him in less than 30 seconds.”

That quote from the UFC champ spread like wildfire. Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe credited social media’s role in getting this fight set up. Adding fuel to the fire, Mayweather even tweeted a fake poster in jest that read “Mayweather Conor Live on Pay-Per-View” early last year. Fans picked it up and talked relentlessly online about a supposed rivalry between Mayweather and McGregor. The rest, as they say, is history.

Mayweather’s PPV joke has finally come true, and you don’t have to fly to the US to witness this unbelievable event. For inquiries and tickets to the PPV, call 911-5555, check out www.ticketnet.com.ph, or visit any of the Ticketnet outlets, including the new one on Level 1 Robinson’s Department Store in Galleria.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Get a GuavaPass Gift Card or Coffee When You Shop or Dine In BGC


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Beat the rainy day blues as Bonifacio Global City invites everyone to shop and dine to earn any of these rainy day treats -- gift certificates from Krispy Kreme, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, or Luna Specialty Coffee, or access to fitness classes from GuavaPass partner studios.

Shoppers only need to present single or accumulated receipts worth P1,000 from shops or restaurants at Bonifacio Stopover, Park Triangle, and Crossroads to register and pick a prize at any of the Shop, Dine & Win promo booths located in the following establishments:

MALL
SHOP, DINE & WIN PROMO BOOTH
Bonifacio Stopover
G/F, Rizal Drive cor. 31st Street, BGC
Park Triangle
G/F, fronting Lego and KidZania, Rizal Drive cor. 34th Street, BGC
Crossroads
G/F, 32nd Street, BGC


Promo period is from August 20 to September 20, 2017.

For the full mechanics and details, you may visit Bonifacio Global City’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bonifacioglobalcityph/.

Mine-Mouth Power Plant to Rise In Antique


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To ensure the acceleration of total electrification of the country, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC) made a pact to facilitate the development of a mine-mouth power plant in the province of Antique.

DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi together with SMPC’s President and Chief Operating Officer Victor A. Consunji and Chairman and CEO Isidro A. Consunji signed on Monday, August 14, the Memorandum of Understanding for the said project.

The signing was witnessed by National Power Corporation President Pio J. Benavidez, National Transmission Corporation President Atty. Melvin Matibag, Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative General Manager Patrocinio M. Panagsagan, Jr. and Occidental Mindoro Electric Cooperative General Manager Alfred A. Dantis.

“Offering a rightful ‘diskarte’ to our energy needs, we assisted the development of a mine-mouth coal-fired power plant or a power plant using indigenous coal as fuel to address the growth in the baseload demand and required reserves of Semirara Island along with the other neighboring islands and provinces,” Cusi said during the MOU signing event.

According to Cusi, SMPC will construct an initial aggregate 50 megawatt mine-mouth plant and TRANSCO will enable the construction of the transmission lines.

“It will provide reliable, secured and much more affordable power to Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon, and even Palawan, which already signified interest,” Cusi cited.

The DOE will endorse the power project as an Energy Project of National Significance under Executive Order No. 30 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte last June.

Moreover, the project will form part of the annually updated Philippine Energy Plan and Power Development Plan.

“What we are doing is creating solutions for our perennial energy problems in the island provinces," Cusi expressed.

“How can our children in the islands study if they don’t have reliable electricity or even little benefits such as being able to watch educational TV show or have a computer for academic purposes?"

Cusi added, “Consistent with our E-Power Mo! campaign, we want to empower our kababayan in the islands by giving them secured electricity."

In 1977, the DOE issued the Coal Operating Contract No. 5 to SMPC for a coal mining project in Semirara Island in the Municipality of Caluya, Antique.

Energy Smart Kids Reach 455


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The Department of Energy (DOE) taught 50 more grade school students on how to use energy efficiently on Tuesdaybringing to 455 the number of its Energy Smart Kids.

The DOE Consumer Welfare and Promotion Office (CWPO) staff conducted the energy briefing for Grades V and VI students of Cembo Elementary School in Makati City at the DOE Headquarters in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The students were accompanied by their science coordinator, Jeanne L. Angcaya, and Grade V teacher, Michael Madueño.

“As part of the E-Power Mo! Campaign, we are more than committed to educate our youngsters to empower them so they’ll be able to discern the relevance of energy in their daily lives,” DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said at the workshop.

“We have to inculcate the significance of energy to these children as early as possible to enable us to develop their energy consciousness and become part of our own army who can rally for efficient use of energy, among other energy aspirations that we have,” Cusi said.

DOE-CWPO Head Helen B. Arias introduced the Energy Smart Kids Program and how DOE endeavors to make students “energy smart” by exposing them to new situations, new faces and true-to-life energy applications.

The students were oriented on basic electricity concepts and household energy conservation tips as discussed by Electric Power Industry Management Bureau Supervising Science Research Specialist Engr. Eduardo B. Fernandez and CWPO Senior Science Research Specialist Norita C. Froilan, respectively.

Moreover, engineers from the Renewable Energy Management Bureau highlighted the potentials of renewable energy. Chief Science Research Specialist Fortunato S. Sibayan explained the principles of solar and wind energy; Science Research Specialist II (SRS II) Maria Adeline L. Pagauitan discussed the sources of biomass and how they are transformed to produce electricity; SRS II Jeffrey Andal described the geologic settings of geothermal systems; and SRS II Raymond L. Samson expounded on how water is used to generate electricity.

As take-home exercises, students were also asked to work on "Who Left the Lights on" by using logic to determine who is the culprit among the names mentioned in the short story; and on the "Energy Waste Coloring Page", which directs the students to encircle all examples of energy being wasted in the given house configuration.

As a tradition since its inception in 2016, the half-day educational program ended with the Pledge of Commitment branding the students as “Energy Cost Busters” to apply their newly acquired learning on energy in their day to day living.

Martin Nguyen is New One World Featherweight Champion



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The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), once again electrified the iconic Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with another evening of authentic world-class martial arts action. ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS delivered a series of compelling bouts, performed by the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent. In the main event, Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen shocked the world by stopping Marat “Cobra” Gafurov in their rematch to become the new ONE Featherweight World Champion.

In the main event of ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS, Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Australia completed his journey through ONE Championship’s featherweight ranks by upsetting previously-unbeaten Russian champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov via knockout within two rounds to clinch the highly-coveted ONE Featherweight World Championship. Gafurov dominated the first round with his magnificent grappling arsenal, but Nguyen found his groove in the second frame as he tore apart his Russian foe with his striking. Recognizing an opening, Nguyen countered Gafurov’s jab with an overhand right that knocked out the now former champion at the center of the ONE Championship cage. Nguyen’s remarkable conquest of Gafurov earned him the “GoDaddy Knockout of the Night” award.

Martin Nguyen, newly crowned ONE Featherweight World Champion, stated: “I just want to dedicate this fight, not only to Malaysia for being so welcoming and having such a beautiful country. This is for my dad. He was my inspiration for the whole camp when I mentally broke. (He and) the boys kept me together. I’ve got a deadly overhand right, but it’s not my only weapon. Thank you to Marat [Gafurov] for giving me the opportunity.”

In the co-main event of the evening, former world title challenger Ev “E.T.” Ting of Malaysia placed his name back in the winner’s column by overwhelming Japanese veteran and former ONE Welterweight World Champion Nobutatsu Suzuki to win by devastating technical knockout. From the opening bell, Ting paced himself well, keeping Suzuki at range with his accurate striking before executing the end sequence. After staggering Suzuki with a combination, Ting swarmed his opponent to score the referee stoppage.

22-year-old Agilan “The Alligator” Thani of Malaysia authored one of the most dominant performances of the night, placing himself back on the winning track with a unanimous decision victory over Sherif “The Shark” Mohamed of Egypt. Showing off new skills and techniques that he learned from training with the world-famous Team Quest, Thani swamped Mohamed with his wrestling while stifling his opponent with submission attempts. The former world title challenger finished the three-round welterweight contest on a strong note, delivering crisp ground strikes to the delight of his roaring countrymen.

Filipino knockout artist Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon completed yet another scintillating finish, his second in a row, by defeating Australian submission specialist Reece “Lightning” McLaren by knockout. Belingon finished the job in just 62 seconds, dropping his Australian opponent with a hard right straight before punctuating with follow-up strikes on the ground to compel referee Olivier Coste to step in and halt the contest. The revered Team Lakay veteran recorded his seventh knockout win as a professional with the impressive triumph over McLaren.

In a clash of high-caliber flyweights, Malaysia’s Gianni Subba captured a hard-earned victory in front of a jubilant hometown crowd by routing Japan’s Riku “The Outsider” Shibuya. Subba showcased his pinpoint accurate striking early on, peppering Shibuya with stinging right hands and spinning back-kicks in the first round. Although Shibuya easily converted his takedown attempts in the succeeding rounds to avoid striking exchanges, Subba kept himself active on the canvas, fishing for submissions while landing the more telling blows. In the end, Subba’s efforts were rewarded with a unanimous decision.

“Mighty” May Ooi of Singapore scored a major victory in her ONE Championship debut by submitting Malaysian female martial arts superstar Ann “Athena” Osman in the first round. After surviving a huge right hand from Osman, Ooi took matters to the canvas, where she maneuvered her cage counterpart with ease courtesy of her impeccable ground game. The 41-year-old Singaporean executed a flawless transition into a rear-naked choke that left Osman no choice but to tap out.

Former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke of Thailand brushed off a lackluster start to topple Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan of the Philippines via second-round technical knockout. Showcasing tremendous power with every strike and drawing cheers from the crowd after each landed blow, Dejdamrong’s thunderous knees proved too much for Catalan as the Filipino lost his footing, forcing the referee to wave it off and award the victory to the celebrated Thai kickboxer.

Christian “The Warrior” Lee of Singapore exhibited stellar form, proving himself a top featherweight contender in ONE Championship by scoring an impressive submission over Malaysia’s Keanu Subba. Both highly-touted prospects started out aggressively, but it was Lee who showed a more capable set of grappling skills. Lee spun a web of crafty grappling to overwhelm Subba as the 19-year-old Singaporean standout was able to get the submission finish in the third round, making Subba tap from a wrenching armbar.

Emilio “The Honey Badger” Urrutia of the United States made a triumphant promotional debut in ONE Championship by edging out Team Lakay stalwart Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly of the Philippines in their three-round featherweight encounter. Urrutia relied on his solid ground game to pacify his Filipino opponent’s firepower in the stand-up trade, wearing down Kelly and steering him to a decisive victory by way of unanimous decision.

Kicking off ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS was a strawweight encounter between wushu practitioner Rene Catalan of the Philippines and Chinese grappling prodigy Bu Huo You Ga. After dropping his opponent with a clean left straight in first round, Catalan secured top control and went to work. With a dominant top game, Catalan notched his third straight victory, defeating Bu Huo as all three judges saw the bout in favor of Catalan to win by unanimous decision.
Official results for ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS
ONE Featherweight World Championship bout: Martin Nguyen defeats Marat Gafurov by Knockout at 1:27 minutes of round 2
Lightweight bout: Ev Ting defeats Nobutatsu Suzuki by TKO (Strikes) at 3:29 minutes of round 1
Welterweight bout: Agilan Thani defeats Sherif Mohamed by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Bantamweight bout: Kevin Belingon defeats Reece McLaren by Knockout at 1:02 minutes of round 1
Flyweight bout: Gianni Subba defeats Riku Shibuya by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Women’s strawweight bout: May Ooi defeats Ann Osman by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:27 minutes of round 1
Strawweight bout: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke defeats Robin Catalan by TKO (Strikes) at 0:46 minutes of round 2
Featherweight bout: Christian Lee defeats Keanu Subba by Submission (Armbar) at 1:11 minutes of round 3
Featherweight bout: Emilio Urrutia defeats Edward Kelly by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Strawweight bout: Rene Catalan defeats Bu Huo You Ga by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

In case you missed the action log on to www.onefc.com/livestream for the full replay of the fights at only US $9.99.

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.

Visit the official ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS photo gallery by clicking: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ivh34n9pza3q94o/AADwuMwRg-gnDecd5AIBoQyTa?dl=0

Yoga Your Way to a Holiday for Two to France as Lenovo Celebrates Best-selling Yoga Series in the Philippines


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To mark the success of the world’s favorite 2-in-1 convertible laptop, Lenovo launches Yoga Your Way campaign with exciting prizes up for grabs

Lenovo, the world’s leading PC manufacturer, today launched an exciting giveaway campaign called “Yoga Your Way” to celebrate the best-selling Yoga Family in the Philippines.

After Lenovo pioneered the 2-in-1 convertible laptop, its Yoga Family quickly emerged as critically acclaimed devices for Filipino consumers looking for a stylish, powerful companion that helps them multitask effectively and also stand out from the crowd.

Products in the Yoga series designed to empower “portable productivity” and turn heads include:

       Yoga Book. The ultimate on-the-go tablet for creative minds. The Halo Keyboard and Real Pen input device lets you type, take notes, browse the web, and even draw.
       Yoga Tab 3. The ultimate video tablet. Its rotating camera gives you a new way to snap pictures, with a vibrant display that delivers great video experience, and speakers that offer an immersive audio experience.
       Yoga 310. The perfect, lightweight companion for users on the go.
       Yoga 500 series. Tablet and PC in one device. Whether for work, play, or anything in between, you can use it four ways: Laptop, Stand, Tent, and Tablet.
       Yoga 720. A powerhouse convertible laptop for mobile multitasking in 13-inch and 15-inch models, packed with up to the latest 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, Thunderbolt 3 ports and up to 10 hours of battery life[i].
       Yoga 900 series. For those who value productivity without compromising style. The slim and sleek laptop has an intricately-tooled watchband hinge, a beautiful all-metal unibody design and a near edgeless 4K display.

The Yoga Your Way prize campaign features two contests which will run this August.


BUY-AND-WIN FACEBOOK CONTEST

This contest is open to anyone who purchases a Yoga Family product at any participating resellers in the Philippines. From now till August 31, 2017, eligible participants need to submit and fill-up details by following the steps below:

·         Take a photo/scan your purchase receipt (sales invoice or official receipt)
·         Go to http://www.quickforms.io/lenovobuyandwin/ to upload the copy of the receipt and to register and provide the following details:
o   First Name, Last Name, Mobile Number, Email Address, Address, City/Province, Name of the product bought
·         Write a creative answer to this question (in under 30 words): How do Lenovo Yoga products enrich your life?

Lenovo Philippines will select six (6) top participants from all the entries submitted. The Top 6 entries will be sent to the regional level to compete with the other participating countries for a chance to win the Holiday Travel Package to France worth Php 400,000.

In the grand finals, only two (2) winners will be selected from entries from the participating nine (9) countries: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

The Top 6 participants will also get a consolation prize of Php4,000 worth of The Spa gift vouchers.

Submission of entries is only until August 31, 2017, 11:59 PM. Winners will be contacted by a Lenovo representative to arrange prize delivery.

Full mechanics available here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/lenovo-philippines/buy-and-win-terms-and-conditions/1863927813623055/.



SPOT & WIN ON FACEBOOK!

What’s more, Lenovo is kicking off a two-week Facebook contest giving all fans in the Philippines a chance to win cool prizes.
To participate, fans simply need to answer simple questions by looking for clues in three Lenovo product videos on Facebook. The top five local entries for each of the three “Spot & Win” contests, as determined by the most number of “Likes,” will win a Sodexo voucher worth Php 1,000.

The Facebook contest will run from August 19 to August 27 and is open to anyone with a Facebook account. Representatives of Lenovo will contact the winners with information on claiming the prize. Full mechanics will be announced on Lenovo Philippines’ Facebook page.

“Yoga Family products are cutting-edge, critically acclaimed and award-winning, and are another result of our commitment to meeting the needs of our customers through constant innovation,” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager, Lenovo. “It is no wonder the Yoga Family is a best-seller in the Philippines. From the Yoga Book to the Yoga 910, each product was designed with the young multi-tasker in mind, who demands the ability to shift effortlessly from being creative and productive, to unwinding and relaxing no matter where they are.”


Pricing and Availability[ii]

·         Prices for the Yoga Book [ZA0V0082PH / ZA150116PH / ZA150064PH] start from just Php 26,999.
·         Prices for the Yoga Tab 3 [ZA0B0053PH] start from just Php 8,999.
·         Prices for the Yoga 310 [80U2003GPH] start from just Php 21,990.
·         Prices for the Yoga 500 [80R6000FPH / 80R60017PH] start from just Php 24,995.
·         Prices for the Yoga 510 [80VB0031PH / 80VC003APH / 80S80019PH] start from just Php 43,995.
·         Prices for the Yoga 520 [80X800APPH / 80X8008JPH / 80X8008KPH / 80X8008LPH] start from just Php 29,995.
·         Prices for the Yoga 720 [80X6008WPH / 80X70056PH] start from just Php 69,995.
·         Prices for the Yoga 900 [80MK00QMPH / 80MK00QRPH] start from just Php 78,995.
·         Prices for the Yoga 910 [80VF00ASPH / 80VF00G2PH] start from just Php 90,995.
·         All devices are available for purchase at Lenovo Authorized Resellers.

Robin Catalan Unfazed of Thai Opponent’s Caliber, Vows to Pick Up Second-straight Win



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Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan may not have gotten the best start under the ONE Championship banner, but after snagging his first promotional win last April, he is hungry for more.

However, a tough test awaits Catalan as he is slated to lock horns with former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke on the undercard of ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday, 18 August.

Catalan is expected to have his hands full as he shares the ONE Championship cage with Dejdamrong, who is a three-time Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai world champion with over 25 years of competitive experience.

Having a professional record of 7-2, Dejdamrong is known as a technical striker with quick hands and lightning feet, employing some of the most unique and creative combinations.

Even though Catalan is a striker by nature with his Wushu-Sanda pedigree, his opponent is a living legend in the discipline known as “The art of eight limbs.”

“I know he is much more experienced than me, and I look up to that. I also admire his striking skills. It is one of the things we are cautious about,” he said.


The 27-year-old Iloilo City native might have a tall order in front of him in Dejdamrong, but he remains unperturbed with the fact that the most challenging bout in his young career is ahead of him.

“I don’t see it as a problem. To me, this is a challenge that can bring out the best in me. The core of martial arts is to unleash a human’s true potential. I want to know my potential in this sport. That’s why I am happy to be in this bout against a talented competitor and a former champion like him,” Catalan stated.

Adding fuel to Catalan’s hunger for a win is the fact that Dejdamrong knocked out his older brother, Rene, back in December 2014.

“It is one of my goals, to get back a win for him. I will play to my strengths, and I will even go head-to-head with his strengths. If I can submit him, it will be a satisfying win for me, for sure,” he claimed.




Although a victory over Dejdamrong would undoubtedly be a marquee moment in Catalan’s career, the night of 18 August holds even greater significance as Rene is competing as well and will open ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS against Chinese grappling prodigy Bu Huo You Ga.

This is the first time the siblings will be featured at a ONE Championship event together, and they plan to make it a night they will never forget.

“We have the same aim of winning. So making it two for two on this card will make this extra special,” he ended.

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DOTr Commends Airport Cop Who Assisted Distressed OFW


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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) today commended Airport Police Officer Joebert Besonia who helped an OFW reach her flight last August 11 at the NAIA Terminal 3.

DOTr Undersecretary for Aviation and Airports Manuel Antonio L. Tamayo expressed the DOTr's utmost gratitude to Besonia for going out of his way to assist Mary Jane Abalos, an OFW from Bahrain.

“The action of Airport Police Officer Besonia is worth being emulated by other airport personnel and civil servants. This only proves that there are still government servants who are dedicated to their sworn duties,” Tamayo said.

Usec. Tamayo also commended Manila International Airports Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal for being able to push positive reforms at the NAIA.

"The act of Besonio is a symbol of the kind of training and values that GM Ed Monreal imparted to MIAA staff," he said.

Last 11 August 2017, Abalos landed at the wrong terminal and did not know how to get to NAIA Terminal 3 without missing her flight. Besonia, upon seeing the distressed OFW, hurriedly offered assistance, informing Abalos that there is an airport loop shuttle bus that can bring her to NAIA Terminal 3.

However, Abalos told Besonia that she had no more Philippine peso to pay for the bus fare. Without hesitation, the airport police officer willingly gave PhP20 to pay for her fare.

Besonia, 27, joined the Manila International Airport Authority Police Department (APD) in 8 October 2014 and is a member of APD Batch ’14.

Millennials Need More Than Just a Smartphone



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Meet the new Infinix smartphones that allows you to take charge of your life

Millennials know what they want when it comes to smartphones. These highly-digital individuals no longer choose their device solely on looks. Nowadays, what drives their choice is whether the smartphone allows them to capture the moment when that moment is at hand. For these individuals, it is a device that allows them to take charge of the moment.

Infinix Mobility, builders of cutting-edge technology and fashionably designed and dynamic mobile devices, integrated practical innovations into its latest Note Series offerings. With the new Infinix Note4 and Note4 Pro, finally, Millennials now have a set of mobile devices that put them at the center of its innovative features.

"Millennials are the top smartphone users. Despite this fact, not all smartphones are made to complement the kind of lifestyle that they lead. As such, our new Note4 and Note4 Pro are crafted, especially, to give them all the efficiency and convenience they need from their smartphones as they tend to all their adventures,” Marcia Sun, Regional Manager of Infinix Southeast Asia.

The new Note4 and Note4 Pro boast of their state-of-the-art specs and features that are tailored while paying attention to the role that they play to empowering the lives of their users. 


Big battery life

Millennials are often troubled by battery life limitations. In many cases, this problem takes a toll, especially that most of their activities require for their device to have a tremendous battery capacity.

For instance, young travelers need an efficient battery to capture photos and videos of their every adventure. Bloggers, on the other hand, need a long battery life to share stories on their social media and to always stay connected. Same goes with online gamers, who need just the right power and time to win their battles.

Taking the big battery life DNA of the Infinix Note series, Note4 is equipped with 4300mAh large battery while Note4 Pro with 4500 mAh, as supported by XPower. This technology maximizes the smartphones’ standby time, offering a two-day power capacity for normal usage and one and a half days for intensive use.

The smartphones also carry a fast battery charging technology. Based in their laboratory test, this innovative feature allows the device to charge 45 percent in just 30 minutes. In addition, it also enables a 250-minute phone call or six-hour offline music listening with just five-minute charge.


Sleek design and dynamic display

Millennials want individuality. As they always seek out things that make them different, they also want their unique character to radiate even on the gadgets that they use. That is why Infinix Note4 and Note4 Pro merge different elements to introduce both aesthetic and superiority in its design. These smartphones have a metal print back body that creates an exciting, thorough, and sleek finish—all furnished to complement different styles and fashion.

Meanwhile, the smartphones also have the newest Sharp 5.7-inch display with high color gamut. This feature reaches an 85 percent NTSC, a global quality standard index. It is also equipped with a 1300 (TBD) contrast rate and luminance, exceeding 500cd/m2 which together makes the screen unbelievably colorful, clear and dynamic.


Powerful Camera

For the connected and super-sharing generation, photos speak more than anything else. As such, enabling them with the power to capture their best moments clearly is integral. Now, taking Selfies is made even brighter and clearer through its excellent 13MP main camera and Dual LED flash. The 1.4μm 8MP front camera combines the latest selfie filters to make all of your selfies truly stunning.


Versatile Touch and Feel

When it comes to security, Millennials want a feature that can provide both protection and convenience. With the latest version of Infinix Note series, these elements are placed intelligently right at the user’s fingertips. By scanning their fingerprint to enable its smart Fingerprint key, they can now disregard complicated passwords while providing secure unlocking and easier privacy control of the applications.

This technology also introduces an upgraded Fingerprint function that adds viewing of photo libraries, voice recording, and customizing quick access to apps through different finger input.


Great user experience

To top it all off, the NOTE4 and Note4 Pro is also armed with octa-core chipset that gives the best experiences in gaming, streaming, or surfing the internet. 3GB RAM delivers enjoyable and smooth performance, and up-to 128GB external memory provides an excellent overall user experience.

This feature is matched with many innovative and interesting capabilities based on Android N. It has the Multi-Windows, which means that it can simultaneously process two applications using a split-screen view.

Infinix Note4 Pro also comes with a stylus called Xpen, which provides a finer control of the user interface as compared to using fingers. It also allows users to input handwritten notes and even draw some doodles.

The new Infinix Note4 and Note4 Pro are not just a smartphone that delivers what everybody wants. They are crafted to exceed expectations and to provide the Millennials with what they truly deserve. As it combines both efficiency and reliability, these mobile devices allow the young and adventurous generation to take charge of their lives.

Infinix Note4 is now available at Lazada Philippines for PhP8,999 only, while the Infinix Note4 Pro will be launched soon.

To know more about Infinix Mobility Philippines and its other mobile device offerings, visit their website at http://www.infinixmobility.com/ph or their official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/InfinixPhilippines.
 
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