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Friday, June 22, 2018

Renaissance Gallery Celebrates 15th Anniversary Ambidextrous: The Left and the Right


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In celebration of its 15th Anniversary, Renaissance Gallery, a leading purveyor of non-representational art in the country, presents “AMBIDEXTROUS: THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT” which opens on June 24 till July 4 at the SM Art Center, with cocktail reception on June 25 at 6 pm.

A group exhibition of artists working in both representational art and abstraction, “AMBIDEXTROUS” shall feature the works of Hermes Alegre, Art Bermido, Remy Boquiren, Arley Carig, Addie Cukingnan, Egai Fernandez, Sam Penaso, Ronaldo Ruiz, Aner Sebastian, Valen Valero and Janice Young.

“AMBIDEXTROUS” is curated by noted art critic, writer and visual artist Cid Reyes.
The Art Center is on the 4/F, Bldg. A, SM Megamall, EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Mandaluyong City. For inquiries, call Margaux Romero-Oracion at mobile: 0925-555-7790.



















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AMBIDEXTROUS: THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT
By CID REYES

Henry Moore, the great British sculptor, stated, “All art is abstract in one sense. Not to like abstract qualities or not to like reality is to misunderstand what sculpture and art are about … I see no reason why realistic art and purely abstract art can’t exist in the world side by side at the same time, even in one artist at the same time. One isn’t right and the other wrong.”

On the other hand, Picasso declared, “There is no such thing as abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.” In fact, the greatest titan of twentieth century art who was a genius in representational painting, drove his works in the Cubist style to the very edge of abstraction.

The Renaissance Art Gallery, as part of its fifteenth anniversary exhibition, celebrates the talent of artists who might be regarded as ambidextrous, or possessing the ability to paint with either hand with equal ease or dexterity. Both hands, in this case, do not literally signify the left and the right hand, but rather, that each hand can represent representational art, and the other, abstraction.

Participating artists in “Ambidextrous” are Hermes Alegre, Art Bermido, Remy Boquiren, Arley Carig, Addie Cukingnan, Egai Fernandez, Sam Penaso, Ronaldo Ruiz, Aner Sebastian, Valen Valero, and Janice Young.

The show will be a revelation: some artists better known for their abstraction will demonstrate their skill and talent from years of academic and classical art, in works executed in a range of styles inflected by Impressionism and Magic Realism; while those whose reputations were built on the Mother and Child theme, still lifes, portraiture, or social realist figuration, can be impressive with their purely abstract works.

All this proves that, in certain individuals gifted in both styles, the division between figuration and abstraction is “porous,” allowing for the crossing of boundaries and demarcations, which are, to these ambidextrous artists, essentially non-existent.

Renaissance Art Gallery raises a toast - with two glasses of wine ! - to  celebrate the unlimited skill and talent of the Filipino artist !

Why Sleep Deprivation Leads to Junk Food Cravings


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We live in a fast-paced society where sleep deprivation has become a normal part of many people’s lives. But getting less than the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night has a bigger impact than many realize. Without adequate rest, hormones get released in different amounts, altering your appetite and the brain begins craving the high-fat foods that lead to unwanted weight gain.

Sleep Deprivation Leaves You Hungry

When you’re sleep deprived, the body releases appetite-controlling hormones in different amounts. The brain releases larger quantities of the hormone ghrelin, which makes you feel hungrier while the hormone leptin gets released in smaller amounts, which means you don’t feel full as quickly. Your body naturally feels hungrier, making it difficult to stick with a balanced eating plan. Even though you don’t need those extra calories, you’re more likely to overeat when you haven’t gotten enough rest.

Enticing Snack Foods are Hard to Resist

Lack of sleep affects your brain in other ways too. When you’re sleep deprived, the reward center of the brain goes into high alert. It gets more rewards when you eat high-fat, sugary foods. In fact, the brain gets stimulated during sleep deprivation much in the same way it does while using marijuana. The reward center gets a bigger hit when you’re tired versus when you’re well rested. The munchies also tend to hit in the late afternoon and evening when you’re starting to feel even more exhausted after a long, sleep-deprived day.

Make a Change for Your Health

A solid seven hours of sleep every night supports a healthy eating plan and gives your body a chance to recover and rest. Developing good sleep hygiene, all those habits that surround your sleep is key to getting the shut-eye you need. Habits that can help you sleep better at night include:



Setting the Bedroom Up Right
Your bedroom should be a sleep sanctuary, not a multipurpose space. It should be dark, quiet, and kept at a cool 60-68 degrees at night. If you wake up in the morning achy and sore, you may need a mattress that supports your preferred sleep position. Purchasing a new mattress can be pricey. If it’s not in your budget, you might want to consider a mattress topper to give an old mattress new life.

Regular Exercise
Exercise not only creates a strong body but improves your overall health. It also wears out your body so you’re more tired at night. While you want to make exercise a regular part of your day, try to avoid strenuous activity too close to bedtime. The rise in body temperature and release of endorphins within four hours of bedtime can keep you awake long into the night.

Smart Snacking
While you want to avoid eating a heavy meal right before bed, a light snack can be just what you need to prevent hunger pains from waking you during the night. Try to choose foods that promote sleep by helping with melatonin production like milk, cheese, almonds, and bananas.

Avoid Stimulants and Screens
Caffeine and other stimulants can keep you wide awake if consumed within four hours of bedtime. You also want to avoid staring at a screen within one hour of going to bed. The bright, blue light from televisions, laptops, smartphones, or e-readers can be bright enough to make the brain believe it’s time to stay awake.

Written by:

Ellie Porter
Managing Editor | SleepHelp.org
ellie@sleephelp.org

The Unintentional Spiritual Significance of the Bataan Chapel


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Filipinos have always been a spiritual people, guided by their devotion to God and a constant desire to integrate wholeness and integrity into their lives. While more than 86% of the population of the Philippines is Roman Catholic, non-conforming spirituality has become a big influence in modern day life in the Philippines. An increasing number of people are turning to spirituality in a bid to reach self-actualization that will lead them to live the best life possible. There are countless places of spiritual significance situated across the country such as the Kamay ni Hesus Shrine, the Regina Rica Queen of the Holy Rosary and the recently-completed Bataan Chapel that is attracting spiritual dwellers from across the world to the grasslands of the Philippines.


Built with a purpose
In April 1942 approximately 76,000 Filipino and US POW soldiers were ordered by a victorious Japanese army to commence a 100km walk towards Camp O’Donnell, an event that would eventually become known as the Bataan Death March. Barely 54,000 soldiers were fortunate enough to survive this terrible ordeal. It is near this spot that Swiss artist Not Vital chose to build a chapel that has become a refuge of spiritual serenity. 

Situated in the immense grasslands of Bataan, the 141 square-meter tall concrete chapel makes for a striking figure as it towers over the surrounding prairies.

Despite the historical significance of the chapel’s location, Vital has been exceptionally careful not to brand it as a memorial in honor of the massacre. The chapel is also not meant to be sacrosanct only to the Christian faith, despite the clear references to Christianity being depicted in a mural inside. 

Vital had infact, carefully countered this notion by the inclusion of a wooden statue of the rice goddess Bulol that hangs on one of the interior walls of the chapel. The real purpose of the chapel? To house Vital’s interpretation of the Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Where art is usually commissioned to fit a space, in this instance, the space was created to house a piece of art, and unintentionally create a haven for spiritual well-being.


Walking on water
As you enter the chapel through a door that is only big enough to allow one person to enter at a time, you will notice that the whole chapel is filled with water, giving the impression of walking on water as you head towards a mural of The Last Supper. 

According to Vital, the water also pays homage to the countless rice fields of the Philippines, starting at a depth of 20cm at the entrance and slowly decreasing as you continue up the slope towards the far wall. The light that streams into the chapel during the day creates striking patterns on the water and wall surfaces, generating an ambiance that is indubitably surreal.

Spiritual significance in abundance
The Bataan Chapel is not easy to reach where it stands on a hill in the rural region of Bagac, a wind-battered town with less than 30,000 residents. The installation’s remote location contributes greatly to its spiritual significance, making the journey there a pilgrimage of sorts. The Bataan Chapel is proof that art, even in its most abstract form, can be used as a way to express spirituality. Diana Campbell Betancourt, an American curator working in the Philippines is in awe of the structure and was quoted as saying: 

‘Bataan is a place with a very charged history - and the chapel is a beautiful attempt to heal scars from a painful past and contemplate space for a more peaceful future’.

Whether you plan to visit the Bataan Chapel for spiritual enlightening or merely out of curiosity, the trip is guaranteed to be well worth the effort. Being able to experience one of Vital’s masterpieces firsthand is bound to stir some emotion in everyone faced with its unapologetic presence. There are some pieces of architecture in the world that simply exudes spirituality, whether intentionally or not - the Bataan Chapel is undoubtedly one of them.

Filipino and EU Experts Present Strategies for Small Islands Energization


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The European Union (EU) and the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) are committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions, while addressing the issue of climate change and facilitating the provision of sustainable and resilient energy services and facilities in the country.

Through the concept of hybridization, energy access to remote, unviable and underserved communities is sustained. The operation of diesel power plants is improved through energy efficiency and renewable energy utilization, ensuring energy security in small islands nationwide.

Renewable energy and energy efficiency experts for the EU-supported Access to Sustainable Energy Programme (ASEP) will present strategies to improve the operational efficiency of diesel power plants and techniques for hybridization with solar PV in the Experts Symposium on Renewable Energy and Climate Change on Friday, 22 June 2018 in Makati City.

Said strategies are based on the findings of two technical studies on diesel power plants now widely used in rural electrification in the Philippines.

They will also explain the decision-making process that determines the proper role of diesel power and renewable energy options in off-grid electrification.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Senior Research Scientist Emeritus Dr. Josefino Comiso will keynote the event with a presentation on the impact of energy use on global climate.

EU Ambassador Franz Jessen and DOE Undersecretary Felix William B. Fuentebella will deliver the opening remarks.

Ambassador Jessen said that for the EU countries and its Member States, the long-term goal is to cut its emissions by 80-95% compared to 1990 levels. The short term target of 20% is aimed for in 2020.

He explained that this would be achieved by two key approaches: a shift to renewable energy, such as solar, wind and biomass for electricity generation; and an increase in the energy efficiency in buildings, industries and transport. Said actions will boost the economy, create jobs and strengthen Europe's competitiveness.

"I am pleased that the Government of the Philippines, by its policies and programs, is committed to promoting the utilization of renewable energy and to substantially increasing energy efficiency. While these actions contribute to reduction of global GHG emissions, they benefit the country itself by enabling energization of its rural populations in innovative manner, and in improving the economy as a whole," Jessen said.

Navotas HS Students Compete in 3rd NFF


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Nine short films made by junior high school students from Navotas City will battle it out in the 3rd Navoteño Film Festival to be held on June 23, Saturday, at the NC Sports Complex.

Kaunlaran High School‘s “Love @ First Vlog,” La Naval Academy‘s “Mea Patria” (My Homeland), Navotas National High School‘s “1485,” Navotas National Science High School‘s “Sukbit,” San Jose Academy‘s “Iris,” San Roque National High School‘s “Aninag,” San Rafael Technological and Vocational High School‘s “Draw Lots,” Tangos National High School‘s “Pantagrace” and Tanza National High School‘s “Padyak” will vie for the top three films, audience choice award and other special prizes.

The entries will be judged according to the following criteria: 50% for originality and execution and 50% for adherence to this year’s theme, which is Navotas tourism.

The Best Picture winner will receive 20,000 pesos and plaque of recognition. The 2nd Best Picture will get 15,000 pesos and a plaque while the 3rd Best Picture will bring home 10,000 pesos and a plaque. Consolation prizes of 5,000 pesos and a plaque will be awarded to the other finalists.

Special awards, which come with a cash prize of 1,500 pesos and a plaque, will also be given to the Best Poster Design, Best Original Song, Best Performance by an Actress, Best Performance by an Actor, Best Sound Design, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay and Best Direction.










The official film entries will be shown on the same day as the awarding ceremonies, with two screening schedules, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at the same venue. Viewers will be given one ticket each to vote for their chosen entry. The film which gets the most number of votes from the audience will win the Box Office Hit (People’s Choice) award with a cash prize of 10,000 pesos and a plaque of recognition.

The participating schools submitted their scripts for critique last May 21. A review and mentoring session with workshop facilitator Seymour Sanchez was held last June 9 at the Pangisdaan Hall, 4th Floor, Navotas City Hall before the final submission of entries.

Sanchez, who conducted a seminar-workshop on digital filmmaking last May 10 and 11, teaches film at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts, and cinema and journalism at the Far Eastern University Department of Communication.





The film festival, an annual activity of the Navotas City government, serves as a platform for the city’s future filmmakers to develop and harness their craft and showcase their works, as well as a means to discover young and talented Navoteños. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Great Life Begins at 40

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Recently, I saw the great actions of those men that is over the age of 40 plus but still going strong. In the name of the greatest sport of Superbowl football and main fighting event called Boxing. I would say that Tom Brady Jr and Floyd Mayweather Jr is kicking and beating younger world class athletes ass on its prime aged between 20's and 30's. 

I believed before that when you reached the aged of 30's or 40's you should retire, to protect your title of being a former world champion or hall of famer. And I was wrong then I stand to be corrected by the series of current event reality. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

One: Pinnacle of Power Official Face-Off in Macau


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The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held the ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER Official Face-Off on Wednesday at the Ruínas da Antiga Catedral de São Paulo in Macau, China. In attendance was reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes of Brazil, as well as opponent ONE Interim Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio of the Philippines. Also in attendance was reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan of China, as well as challenger Laura “La Gladiadora” Balin of Argentina.

Ticket information for ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER is available at www.onefc.com.

Adriano Moraes, ONE Flyweight World Champion, stated: “The most important thing in this sport is what we can give back to it. It is a learning journey, and I want to pass my knowledge forward for the future. If I can do this by inspiring fans with my performances, then I am happy. It is all about balance. This Saturday night, I am facing a great warrior in Geje Eustaquio, a man whom I respect as a person and as a competitor in this sport. He is coming with his best, and it is only proper to give him my best performance as well. This is going to be a showdown between two top-level martial artists. May the best man win.”

Geje Eustaquio, ONE Interim Flyweight World Champion, stated: “I am proud to be recognized as one of the best flyweights in the world, but there can only be one ONE Flyweight World Champion, and by the end of the night, I am confident my hand will be raised in victory. This belt is important to me because it symbolizes all the hard work I have put in over the years to get to this point -- all the sacrifices we have made as a team, all the progression. This belt is not mine, but ours. I have so much respect for Adriano Moraes as a martial artist, but it is my time now. I will leave the arena the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion.”

Xiong Jing Nan, ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion, stated: “Becoming the ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion is a dream, and one of the proudest moments of my career. I am happy to represent my country and fight for my fans all over the world. I understand that every challenge from here on will only get harder and tougher, but I am prepared to give it everything I have to remain champion. Laura Balin is a worthy challenger, but I believe my skills will be far too much for her to handle. I am excited to get in there and let my hands go.”

Laura Balin, ONE World Title Challenger, stated: “It is an absolute honor to be here in Macau, competing in the co-main event of this spectacular card. This is my first appearance in ONE Championship and I am going to make the most of it. To everyone watching this Saturday night, get ready because I am going to shock the world. Xiong Jing Nan is a great champion, but I’m here now and I’m coming to take the belt. This is going to be a very exciting fight and I can’t wait.”

All remaining ONE Championship athletes also participated in the face-off photo op. For photos of the ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER Official Face-Off, click here: <
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Catch all the action this Saturday night, 23 June, when ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER goes live around the world from the Studio City Event Center in Macau, China.

Saturday, 23 June
Studio City Event Center, Macau, China

Main Event
ONE Flyweight World Championship Unification Bout
Adriano Moraes vs Geje Eustaquio
Mixed Martial Arts: 61.2kg

Co-Main Event
ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship
Xiong Jing Nan vs Laura Balin
Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg

Petchmorrakot Wor. Sangprapai vs Fabrice Fairtex Delannon
ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 67.0kg

Ev Ting vs Koji Ando
Mixed Martial Arts: 77.1kg

Narantungalag Jadambaa vs Edward Kelly
Mixed Martial Arts: 70.3kg

Lerdsila Phuket Top Team vs Sok Thy
ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 61.2kg

Alain Ngalani vs Tarik Khbabez
ONE Super Series Kickboxing: 120.2kg

Rui Botelho vs Yukinori Ogasawara
ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 61.2kg

Li Kai Wen vs Rodian Menchavez
Mixed Martial Arts: 70.3kg

Ma Hao Bin vs Danny Kingad
Mixed Martial Arts: 61.2kg

Mario Satya Wirawan vs Rin Saroth
Mixed Martial Arts: 65.8kg

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.

CONQuest Festival Returns for 2018, now Government Backed


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South East Asia’s first collegiate esports convention returns for another year

Six months after its debut, South East Asia’s first collegiate esports convention and Western Visayas, Philippines’ largest enthusiast event is back for another year. 

ISC Events is pleased to announce the second iteration of CONQuest Esports and Hobby Festival, its flagship event, on July 28 - 29 at the Casa Real de Iloilo. CONQuest was founded to promote collegiate esports in the country, as well as to develop the region’s enthusiast communities. Over 700 attendees flocked to the Casa Real de Iloilo’s Grand Social Hall last December 16 for an unforgettable day of gaming, anime and pop culture fandom. 

But now, CONQuest is evolving. With the support of the Iloilo City government and the office of city councilor Candice Tupas, CONQuest 2018 hopes to truly become a national spectacle and city tradition. That is why it will be doubling the days and doubling the space -- utilizing the entirety of the Casa Real building, formerly the Iloilo Provincial Capitol building. 



Among the activities in store for CONQuest 2018 include the finals of the Garena League of Legends Collegiate League Visayan Conference, the second Western Visayas Cosplay Clash, the ‘Questalks’ series of panel discussions from esteemed industry professionals and an ‘Artisan’s Alley’ featuring 15 of the region’s finest digital artists. 

Early bird pricing for CONQuest 2018 is PHP 99 for 1 day, and PHP 149 for 2 days. This pricing lasts until June 16. Regular pricing is PHP 119 for 1 day and PHP 179 for 2 days. All 2 day tickets come with a wristband. “Iloilo has shown time and time again that it has the numbers needed for a national-level event. 



It’s time to give the Ilonggos and the Visayas what they deserve with a world-class event.” - Justin Banusing, ISC Events Director 

“CONQuest was built to grow the collegiate scene as well as local enthusiast communities. That’s why we’re making CONQuest 2018 bigger and better. The scene won’t grow if we are complacent. With the help of the Iloilo City government, we believe we can do great things this year.” - Krizzian Hernando, ISC Events Assistant Director

Energy Resiliency in Focus at DOE E-Power Mo Drive


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The Department of Energy (DOE) will be hosting the 6th E-Power Mo Conference on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 at the agency's headquarters in Bonifacio Global City.

The event, which will focus on “Developing Energy Resilient Philippines,” seeks to broaden public awareness on the crucial role it plays. That is not only in protecting the physical safety of their families, but in ensuring that homes, communities and businesses are able to adapt to unforeseen situations and have access to the uninterrupted supply of energy services. 

"We continue to rally for consumer empowerment in the energy industry by providing fresh insights on various issues," DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said, "Of course, the government is working hard to establish the appropriate energy resiliency measures.”

There will be six breakout sessions during the conference that will cover topics on downstream oil and natural gas; upstream oil and gas; renewable energy; power; alternative fuels and energy efficiency; and the consumer sector.

The E-Power Mo campaign of the DOE is in partnership with the Presidential Communications Operations Office, the Philippine Information Agency and the B-LEADERS Project of USAID.

Its four tenets summarize the energy policy agenda of President Rodrigo R. Duterte:

1. (E-POWER MO) Develop and utilize energy resources available to Filipinos for wealth creation and global competition;

2. (E-SAFETY MO) Undertake safety and savings measures through energy efficiency;

3. (E-SECURE MO) Secure the delivery of quality, reliable and affordable energy services; and

4. (E-DISKARTE MO) Empower consumers through a wide range of options in utilizing conventional, renewable and alternative energy sources.

“Lahat tayo, ama, ina, kapatid, anak - mga ordinaryong mamamayan - lahat tayo mayroong mahalagang maiaambag para sa patuloy na pagpapatatag ng ating lipunan (All of us, fathers, mothers, siblings and children - ordinary citizens - we all have meaningful contributions to the strengthening of our society). Our peace of mind will be rooted in the knowledge that we would have continuous access to critical resources, even in the aftermath of a calamity. This is what we will be highlighting for this E-Power Mo Conference,” Cusi concluded.

Mastercard and PNB Fulfill Your Travel and Shopping Goals Right Now


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What gives you the most fulfillment beyond your career? For some Filipinos, it’s the freedom to do what they love outside of work, such as traveling to must-visit destinations, bonding with family overseas, or shopping for unique finds. And because there’s no better time than now to pursue your passions, Mastercard, your card of choice for all your lifestyle needs, and PNB, are giving you ways to achieve your shopping and traveling goals with the PNB-PAL Mabuhay Miles NOW Mastercard credit card.

Head start the earning of Mabuhay Miles. A welcome gift of 1,000 FREE Mabuhay Miles awaits first-time PNB-PAL Mabuhay Miles NOW Mastercard cardholders who successfully activate their card.

Get access to exclusive airfare offers with Philippine Airlines. PNB-PAL Mabuhay Miles NOW Mastercard gives you 5% off on select international flight bookings via philippineairlines.com. To avail of the offer, simply type the first six digits of your card on the Promo Code menu every time you book your flight online.



Fly and shop without worries. PNB-PAL Mabuhay Miles NOW Mastercard gives you free travel insurance coverage of up to P1M, as well as up to P250,000 worth of free Purchase Protection Insurance. Shop and travel to the fullest while having greater peace of mind knowing that every part of your journey is safe and secure with Mastercard.

Be in control of your spending habits.  Track how much you spend on your credit card through PNB Mastercard In Control. Simply enroll your card by logging on to https://incontrol.pnbcards.com.ph and get a record of where and how you have been spending your card.

Enjoy more opportunities to travel and shop. With every P55 spent on your PNB Mabuhay Miles NOW Mastercard, you’ll earn 1 reward point. Reward points can be used to redeem Mabuhay Miles, where 1 point is equal to 1 mile. Don’t forget the many exclusive perks that come with having your Mastercard every time you shop abroad too, such as exciting deals in Singapore’s ION Orchard mall, or premium outlets in South Korea.

“PNB is dedicated in extending its reach to the emerging younger market, thus, the launch of the new PNB-PAL Mabuhay Miles NOW Mastercard”, says Executive Vice President and Head, Retail Banking Sector, Bernardo H. Tocmo. 

According to Christian Quiros, First Vice President and Head, Cards Banking Solutions Group, “The NOW Mastercard is packed with exclusive perks perfect for a millennial lifestyle.”

 “PNB, PAL, and Mabuhay Miles, Inc. partnered to offer a card with features fit for the travel savvy young professionals”, says Kevin Hartigan-Go, General Manager, Mabuhay Miles, Inc.

Shop to your heart’s content and fly to your dream destinations as Mastercard and PNB fulfill your passions right now with the PNB-PAL Mabuhay Miles NOW Mastercard.


Photo Caption: (L-R) PNB AVP, Cards Product Sheila Caeg-Bilog, Mastercard Philippines President Poch Villa-Real, Mabuhay Miles, Inc. General Manager Kevin Hartigan-Go, PNB EVP, Retail Banking Sector Head Bernie H. Tocmo, Philippine Airlines VP Marketing Head Ria Domingo, PNB FVP, Cards Banking Solutions Group Head Christian Quiros, and Mastercard Philippines Country Head Rowell Del Fierro

Marvel Run Philippines 2018 at MOA on July 7


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Calling all MARVEL fans, it is time to suit up for the first-ever MARVEL-themed run in South Asia - the MARVEL Run Philippines 2018.  The event is set to take place on July 7, 2018, at the SM Mall of Asia Event Grounds.  

The 2018 Philippines MARVEL Run is organized by ColorManila, the country’s number one fun-run organizer.

ColorManila VP Justine Cordero says, “We look forward to having the first Philippines MARVEL Run on July 7, and we would like to invite all MARVEL fans and ColorManila followers out there, to take part in this highly anticipated event.  The runners will surely like the kits that we have designed and prepared for them, along with the other MARVEL items that come with the race packages.”

There are four (4) race kit colors available, black, grey, green and blue. 

The black drifit shirt, which carries the logos of Thor, The Hulk, Captain America, and Spiderman, is part of the Deluxe Race Kit package.  Priced at P1,500, the drifit shirt comes with a finisher’s medal, a race bib, and a color packet.

While runners who sign up for the Premium Race Kit package and the VIP Race Kit package can choose between the grey, green and blue kits.  Avenger fans would love to be seen in these kits with the green one carrying Hulk’s logo, the grey one with Thor’s logo, and the blue one with Captain America’s signature logo - his shield.

The Premium Kit package, which is priced at P2,050, comes with a drifit shirt (with 3 colors to choose from), a race bib, sunglasses that match the shirt chosen, finisher’s medal, color packet, and a MARVEL drawstring bag.

While those who join the VIP category, valued at P3,050, will get a drifit shirt (also with 3 colors to choose from), a race bib, sunglasses that match the shirt chosen, finisher’s medal, color packet, a MARVEL drawstring bag, towel, and lastly, access to the VIP Lounge.

Runners also have the option of choosing between three race categories - 3K, 5K and 10K. 


Registration is still ongoing. For more information, visit www.colormanila.com for more details.

FDCP's Cine Lokal features LGBT films this Pride Month


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The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) celebrates Pride Month by screening four award-winning films that empower and recognize the plight of the LGBT community, in all Cine Lokal cinemas as part of PelikuLAYA: An LGBT Film Festival from June 22 to 28.



The lineup includes the Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival 2013 drama Lihis written by Ricky Lee and directed by Joel C. Lamangan. Set in the 70's during the turbulent period in Philippine history, the film stars Jake Cuenca and Joem Bascon as communist rebels bound by a similar cause to topple a dictatorship. Their characters' relationship turns passionate amid their struggles to fight for freedom. Lihis also features Lovi Poe, Isabelle Daza, Gloria Diaz, Raquel Villavicencio, Tony Mabesa, Jaime Pebanco, Lloyd Samartino, Alex Castro, Ruby Ruiz, Jess Evardone and Chanel Latorre, among others.



Another film featured in PelikuLAYA is the Cinema One Originals 2017 comedy film Si Chedeng at Si Apple directed by Rae Red and Fatrick Tabada. Chedeng (Gloria Diaz), 66, decides to come out during her husband's wake while her best friend Apple (Elizabeth Oropesa), 63, kills her live-in partner, beheads him and stuffed his head inside her favorite Louis Vuitton bag. Together, they are on the run from the law and their children as they set off an adventure to find Chedeng’s ex-girlfriend.



Also part of the program is Joselito AltarejosKasal, which won Best Film at the 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival. It tells the story of a gay couple, played by Arnold Reyes and Oliver Aquino, whose relationship is challenged when they attend a wedding. Providing support are Rita Avila, Maureen Mauricio, Ruby Ruiz, Rener Concepcion, Sue Prado, Ronwaldo Martin, Luis Ruiz and Ray An Dulay.







Completing the list is Out Run, a documentary about an LGBT political party mobilizing transgender hairdressers and beauty queens. Directed by S. Leo Chiang and Johnny Symons, the film provides a unique look into the challenges LGBT people encounter as they transition into the mainstream and fight for dignity, legitimacy, and acceptance across the globe.


PelikuLAYA, which is organized by FDCP in partnership with different LGBTQIA+ organizations, screens this month at Cine Lokal theaters in SM Manila, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Fairview, SM Southmall and SM Bacoor.
 
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