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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Kevin Belingon Dominates Andrew Leone to Win by Second Round TKO


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The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), delivered another amazing spectacle at the Mall of Asia Arena, delighting the packed crowd with a display of world-class martial arts action. Manila played host to ONE: HEROES OF HONOR, featuring the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent. Also making its highly-anticipated debut is the all-new five rope ring, which served as the proving ground for both ONE Super Series and ONE Championship bouts. In the main event, Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of Baguio City, Philippines defeated American Andrew Leone by technical knockout. In the co-main event of the blockbuster card, Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan earned a unanimous decision victory over Jo Nattawut.

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In the main event of the evening, Team Lakay’s Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon dazzled once again with another ferocious display of striking, obliterating opponent Andrew Leone of the United States within two rounds. Action was fierce and relentless from start to finish, and began with Belingon swarming Leone from the sound of the opening bell. As the American tried desperately to stave off attacks which came from all directions, Belingon continued to put on the pressure. In the second round, Belingon connected on a thunderous spinning side kick that sent Leone to the canvas, where he followed and unloaded an unending volley of strikes to earn the technical knockout victory and the GoDaddy KO of the Night.

In the co-main event of ONE: HEROES OF HONOR, international kickboxing superstar Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan made a spectacular ONE Championship debut, outworking former Lion Fight World Champion “Smokin’” Jo Nattawut of Thailand. In an offensive clinic against Nattawut, Petrosyan tore apart his opponent with the surgical precision he has become known for, putting together dynamic punch combinations in addition to his pinpoint accurate kicks. Answering every strike that Nattawut unleashed, Petrosyan outworked his opponent to pick up a unanimous decision win in his first bout for ONE Super Series.





The stunning career resurgence of former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario as a lightweight division mainstay continued at ONE: HEROES OF HONOR, where he edged out perennial contender Adrian Pang after three rounds. Banario showcased his pinpoint striking early on, peppering Pang with his patented left hook and razor-sharp kicks. Although Pang boldly traded strikes with his Filipino foe and found success in landing hard body shots, Banario showed superiority in ring generalship, creating spaces to clobber his opponent with long jabs and snapping kicks to the body. As Pang stepped on the gas pedal and pressed the action in the third round, Banario’s intelligent movement notched him a split decision.


Making his ONE Super Series debut, legendary Nong-O Gaiyanghadao of Thailand took on former two-time WBC Muay Thai World Champion Fabio Pinca of Lyon, France in a spirited Muay Thai contest featuring plenty of action and excitement. The two traded their best shots in three solid rounds of action, but it was Gaiyanghadao who showcased superior technique, plastering Pinca with thudding left kicks to the midsection and scoring with his patented sweeps. In the end, all three judges ruled the bout in favor of Gaiyanghadao, earning the former four-time Lumpinee Stadium champion a unanimous decision victory.


Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov made quick work of up-and-coming American featherweight contender Emilio Urrutia, winning by way of first-round submission, placing himself back on the winning track. Returning to his stellar and fearsome form as a highly-touted competitor, Gafurov showcased his world-class grappling once again, effortlessly putting Urrutia to sleep courtesy of a wrenching arm triangle choke.


Rekindling the intense rivalry between South Korea and Japan, former world title challenger Dae Hwan Kim came out on top against Japanese legend Masakazu Imanari, winning by unanimous decision. Driven to victory against a grappling wizard like Imanari, Kim intelligently avoided putting himself at risk in his opponent’s submission wheelhouse and exerted his best effort to dictate the action from the stand-up. Although Imanari found a way to bring matters to the ground, Kim made sure that he had sturdy top control, with the leverage to rain down quick but solid ground-and-pound. After three gruelling rounds, all judges at ringside saw the bout in favor of Kim.


Cosmo Alexandre left a lasting impression in his ONE Super Series debut, defeating Elliot Compton in their Muay Thai clash by way of second round knockout. The long-limbed Brazilian dynamo aced his maiden ONE Super Series assignment with flying colors, bringing down Compton with a shattering uppercut and a follow-up knee strike to the body. Reeling in excruciating pain, Compton failed to answer the count of ten, compelling the referee to wave off the bout, declaring Alexandre the victor via knockout in the second round.


In a bout that lasted just under two minutes, ONE Championship debutants Akihiro “Superjap” Fujisawa and Kaji “Alpha” Ebin walked out to the ring looking to engage. At the opening bell, Ebin marched forward wanting to trade strikes, but it was Fujisawa who would score on a single-leg takedown. Not long after, Ebin began complaining about a dislocated shoulder. At that point, referee Yuji Shimada called a halt to the contest after Ebin could no longer continue due to injury, which awarded Fujisawa with the submission victory.


In the first ONE Super Series bout of the evening, Regian Eersel impressively marched to a unanimous decision victory over Brad Riddell in a three-round kickboxing contest. Banking on his height and length, Eersel effortlessly pummeled Riddell with lashing strikes, including a solid knee to the midsection that dropped the Auckland, New Zealand native to the mat in the second round. Eersel closed out the final round of the match on a strong note, limiting Riddell’s offense with his counter strikes. In the end, Eersel was awarded a unanimous decision victory.


After falling short in her last outing, Gina Iniong of Team Lakay redeemed herself in front of a passionate hometown crowd, claiming a unanimous decision victory over former world title contender Jenny Huang. Iniong savored every strike that she threw at Huang as the latter gallantly traded shots with the highly-decorated Filipina wushu practitioner. Huang tried to change the complexion of the contest in the second round as she resorted to her grappling expertise, but Iniong surprisingly overpowered the submission specialist on the mat. In the final round, Iniong continued to wear out Huang on the ground, working her way towards a hard-earned decision victory.


Kicking off ONE: HEROES OF HONOR was a riveting three-round strawweight showdown between Indonesian standout Adrian Mattheis and China’s Lan Ming Qiang. Setting up a promising tone for the evening, both men went back-and-forth from bell to bell, exchanging thunderous strikes in the stand-up department while shooting for powerful takedowns. In the end, Mattheis dominated his opponent, emerging triumphant via unanimous decision.


Official results for ONE: HEROES OF HONOR
Bantamweight bout: Kevin Belingon defeats Andrew Leone by TKO (Strikes) at 1:27 minutes of round 2
ONE Super Series Kickboxing catchweight bout (70.0kg): Giorgio Petrosyan defeats Jo Nattawut by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Lightweight bout: Honorio Banario defeats Adrian Pang by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
ONE Super Series Muay Thai catchweight bout (67.0kg): Nong-O Gaiyanghadao defeats Fabio Pinca by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Featherweight bout: Marat Gafurov defeats Emilio Urrutia by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 2:34 minutes of round 1
Bantamweight bout: Dae Hwan Kim defeats Masakazu Imanari by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
ONE Super Series Muay Thai lightweight bout: Cosmo Alexandre defeats Elliot Compton by Knockout (KO) at 2:41 minutes of round 2
Catchweight bout (63.0kg): Akihiro Fujisawa defeats Kaji Ebin by Submission (Verbal) at 1:48 minutes of round 1
ONE Super Series Kickboxing catchweight bout (78.0kg): Regian Eersel defeats Brad Riddell by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Women’s atomweight bout: Gina Iniong defeats Jenny Huang by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Strawweight bout: Adrian Mattheis defeats Lan Ming Qiang by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds


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Friday, April 20, 2018

DOE Partners with EU to Ensure Quality Energy Infrastructures


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ESTABLISHING EFFECTIVE MONITORING-VERIFICATION-ENFORCEMENT:Department of Energy (DOE) employees listen intently as Philippine Metrology, Standards, Testing and Quality, Incorporated (PhilMSTQ) President Cirila Sescon Botor conducts an orientation on ISO/IEC: 17020:2012 and ISO 9001 during the three-day DOE workshop setting the proper requirements to help outsourced inspection bodies in monitoring, verification, and enforcement (MVE) effectively.

The Department of Energy (DOE) collaborated with the European Union-Access to Sustainable Energy Programme (EU-ASEP) for a three-day intensive training to ensure the quality of energy infrastructures in the country.

The training-workshop began last Wednesday (11 April) and ended on Friday (13 April). The first day of the workshop was conducted at the F1 Hotel in Bonifacio Global City while the second and third days were at the Department of Energy's headquarters.

It focused on the Philippine National Quality Infrastructure (PNQI), which enables the development and compliance of the government agencies, specifically the DOE, with the increasing quality requirements in the energy industry. PNQI provides support to the national authorities in performing their mandates for consumer protection, free trade, environmental protection and other societal objectives.

“This will help build the capacity of the DOE to promote energy efficiency through monitoring, verifying and enforcing,” said DOE Assistant Secretary Robert Uy during his opening remarks who also acknowledged EU’s assistance in promoting PNQI awareness and knowledge.

The DOE-EU-ASEP partnership aims to provide the DOE with a working knowledge of the internationally-recognized standards and processes in the energy sector. This will also increase knowledge and appreciation on the PNQI benefits among government decision makers, legislators, regulators, industry and consumers.

The event tackled the standards issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the joint committee of ISO/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) that will be applied for the PNQI, namely, ISO/IEC 17020:2012 and ISO 9001.

ISO/IEC 17020:2012 sets out the criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection. ISO 9001, on the other hand, specifies requirements for quality management systems.

The workshop also discussed the main elements of national quality infrastructure including: metrology, standardization and accreditation to guarantee up-to-standards energy infrastructures. By definition, metrology is the guarantee of exact and reliable measurements; standardization is the description of properties, dimension, tolerance and other characteristics of products; and accreditation is the recognition of the product’s technical competence.

With the PNQI training, the DOE is enable to improve its guidelines in recognizing outsourced inspection bodies to better perform monitoring, verification and enforcement (MVE) of products and services.

Specifically, the DOE officials and staff were able to go through all of the requirements within ISO/IEC 17020:2012 and ISO 9001. With this, the DOE were able to plan the criteria that are going to applicable in properly setting the guidelines for MVEs.

As a result, the guidelines will initially be focusing on appliances, namely lighting, refrigeration and air conditioning, then will be branching out to other energy products and services.

Beyond the training, the DOE aims to benefit the consumers by ensuring that the services or products are safe and conforming to the quality standards.

Present during the training are the officials and staff of the DOE and EU-ASEP and the academe.

Six Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Lazada Philippines


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Release the inner Lazaddict in you! Having parcels delivered to your doorstep almost everyday is not the only test. Listed below are six things you should know about Lazada as it soon turns 6.


Shakin n’ Deals

Birthday parties aren’t complete without games! Lazada adds more fun to online shopping through its Shakin’ Deals. Just log-on to your Lazada mobile app, stay on the homepage and shake, shake, shake away! You get yourself a chance to win up to Php 1,500 that you can use to shop. Don’t forget to invite your family and friends to have some shakin’ fun!


No ghosts, only intangible items!

Most likely you have bought everything on Lazada – the foundation on your cheeks, the earing dangling from your ear and the watch on your wrist. Do you know Lazada also sells intangible items? Go to the e-store and you can get yourself prepaid load, a tour in Cebu, Enchanted Kingdom online passes or the latest Microsoft software. You also get to buy vouchers from your favorite restaurants, beauty and wellness shops.


Lazadagram

There is no such thing but you can now follow the official stores of your favorite brands the same way you follow your favorite influencers on Instagram. Just click the follow button in the brand’s official store and stay updated with special offers and discounts from your favorites.


Cashless? Get Cashback!

No credit card, no problem! Lazada recently launched its e-wallet. Now, you can pay for your Lazada order easily by topping up through BPI, BDO, Metrobank or any 7-11 branch near you. Also enjoy cashbacks up to 25% for Lazada’s big birthday sale if you load your e-wallet from today until April 23.


Chat Now

Avid user of Viber, WhatsApp or Telegram? Want to know if the makeup you plan to buy matches your skin tone or if the shirt comes in XL? Ask the seller through Lazada’s new instant messaging feature called Chat Now. Talk to the seller directly through live chat so you are more confident about your purchase! Who knows, your next BFF could just be your favorite seller.


Six Eventful Years

Lazada’s biggest online shopping party is coming soon. Join its 6th Birthday Festival Sale happening from April 25 to 27, 2018 and celebrate great finds from your favorite brands, trusted sellers and the Taobao Collection. Discounts will be up to 90% off with daily flash sales, social media games and special partner vouchers.

The countdown to the biggest birthday bash starts now! You know you’re a true Lazaddict if you have the latest version of the Lazada App. Download the latest version of the Lazada mobile app today and join millions of shoppers to celebrate Lazada’s 6th year.

Award-winning Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone Serves Up Summer Recipes for Your Kids


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Sun’s up, school’s out! Still trying to figure out a fun but productive way for the kids to use their summer break? Chef Curtis Stone, head judge on LIFETIME’s sizzling new show Top Chef Jr., is dishing out recipes that you and your kids can try together.

Kick everyone’s favorite comfort food up a notch with Chef Curtis’ Mac and Cheese with Gruyere, Cheddar, and Bacon, an indulgent, easy-to-make casserole that’ll leave everyone asking for seconds—or thirds! Each serving oozes with cheese and holds delightful morsels of flavorful bacon that your kids will have as much fun preparing as they will savoring it.

Who said kids can’t take on French cuisine? Tackle this Chicken Cassoulet with Fennel and Bacon together and prove that a great dinner doesn’t have to be complicated. Although cassoulet, a slow-cooked casserole from southwestern France, is traditionally made with beans, duck, and pork, Chef Curtis keeps it light by using chicken, bacon, and a Parmesan bread crumb topping to balance out the flavors.





Salted Caramel Pots De Crème may sound fancy, but these little custards are easy to assemble if you’ve got several hands working in the kitchen. An insider tip from the chef: if you use aluminum foil to cover the baking pan of the custard cups, your pots de crème will turn out luxuriously smooth and are sure to become a household favorite.

Take advantage of the fruits in season and whip up bowls of Exotic Fruit Salad Passionfruit Granita, a fresh mix of pineapple, papaya, mango, and star fruit, topped with a snow-like spoonful of pureed passionfruit or mango. Stir in a little mint to add edge to this icy concoction perfect for a hot day.





For more tiny chef inspiration, tune in to Top Chef Jr. on LIFETIME from Tuesdays to Thursdays at 8 PM and watch some of the most talented young culinary masters from around US prove that they’ve got what it takes to be the next generation of Top Chefs.

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Allianz to Give 100K Free Personal Accident Life Insurance Coverage to All Participants of PHA Heart Run


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Allianz PNB Life is giving a one-year free accident life insurance coverage worth Php100,000 to the participants of the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) Heart Run Powered by Allianz happening at the SM By The Bay on May 13, 2018. 

Rei Abrazaldo, Brand Communications and Digital Director of Allianz PNB Life, made the announcement at a recent press conference held together with the PHA doctors and officers.

“Allianz is there to provide protection, (so) every participant gets a Php100,000 Free Personal Accident Life Insurance,” Abrazaldo said.

He further announced that the first place winners of the 21K leg of the race will receive an all-expense paid trip to Thailand to represent the country at the Allianz Ayudhya Run in November.


Allianz has supported the PHA and its advocacy in promoting healthy active lifestyle and in emphasizing that prevention is better than cure as more Filipinos suffer from cardiovascular diseases.

“Allianz globally builds partnerships with organizations that share our values, especially our belief in embracing new ideas and technologies that have a positive impact on peoples’ lives,” he explained referring to the partnership with the PHA.



Also present during the event were Dr. Olaf Kliesow, president and chief executive officer Allianz PNB Life; Gae Martinez, chief marketing officer, Allianz PNB Life; Dr. Jorge Sison, PHA president; Dr. Nannette Rey, vice president, PHA; Dr. Ronald Cuyco, board member, PHA; and Dr. Aurelia Leus, board member, PHA.

How Filipino Youth Can Use Data Science to Make a Difference


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It has only been a decade since D.J. Patil, and Jeff Hammerbacher coined the term “data science”, but it already managed to become the best job in America according to Glassdoor. In fact, if you are a data scientist, you are one of the kickass professionals, who have the sexiest job in the 21st century.

But why exactly is it important? The answer is simple. Data science made it possible to analyze just about anything. It allowed organizations make sense of data-driven insights to help them thrive in the ever-changing digital economy. From making businesses more efficient and competitive to improving outcomes in different systems, data science changed the way we interact with today’s digital technologies.

Put simply, learning about data science now can give you a leg up in your search for a “future-proof” career. Millennials have now become the Philippines’ largest segment of today’s workforce and many organizations are starting to see the benefits of having highly-skilled young professionals to fill lucrative and sought-after positions.

This is what the ASEAN Foundation and enterprise software company, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) believe in, as they partnered anew for the second ASEAN Data Science Explorers (ADSE), a data analytics competition, which aims to enhance the awareness and appreciation of the ASEAN community among students through digital literacy intervention.

Why should you take part in this data science competition among others? Here are 3 reasons why:



Help address pressing key issues

Living in a globalized and interconnected world allows the youth to be more engaged in a lot of pressing issues we face today. With digitization becoming a pivotal force in the world, both the public and the private sector, need to work together in building a platform for the youth who wish to seek changes in society. ADSE makes it possible by believing in the Filipino youth’s ability to lead the conversation in addressing social problems.

ADSE is aware that pushing the boundaries of what the youth can do will allow them to make positive changes in the country. This contributes to realizing the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint 2025 vision of creating an ASEAN community that engages and benefits the people and is inclusive, sustainable, resilient and dynamic.



A chance to have a glimpse of the industry
Gone are the days when you have to apply for a post and you just have an inch of information and experience about the latest developments in the industry. Nowadays, initiatives like ADSE make it possible for the young generation to understand how the industry works. By taking advantage of how data science can be used to build a skilled workforce through training and workforce development programs that help drive social progress, the ADSE allows them to be involved in their community by proposing innovative solutions that positively impact society while, at the same time, showcasing their ability to address their chosen social issue.

ADSE understands that allowing the youth to go through every process can help in propelling them to make social change.


Learn the latest technologies

Through the competition, participating students will be given access to ASEAN data and SAP Analytics Cloud platform. It is a platform for ideas to help raise relevant issues that based on six goals that can contribute to the ASEAN Economic Blueprint 2025 and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint 2025.These six goals are the six categories for this competition and are also part of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

“Our presentation focused on the development of sustainable cities and communities. We decided to delve into this topic because we believe that there is still so much to be done to achieve it. Getting the necessary insights on how we can help make cities more sustainable is vital not just for the Philippines, but for all of ASEAN,” shared Miguel Tolipas, one of the members of VizziePeople, the winning team from last year’s competition.

ASEAN Foundation and SAP actively supportthe development of the youth to push their vision to help shape the future by harnessing data to highlight key social issues and propose solutions to make a difference.

For further information on how to join ASEAN Data Science Explorers, check out this guide on how to get started.

​Call for Entries for 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards)


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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the longest-running and most prestigious literary contest in the country now on its 68th year, is now accepting entries to its regular categories as follows:

· English Division – Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry Written for Children, One-act Play, and Full-length Play;

· Filipino Division – Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tulang Para sa mga Bata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, and Dulang Pampelikula;

· Regional Languages Division – Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon, and Short Story-Ilokano.

The Kabataan Division, the special youth categories open to persons below 18 years of age as of 31 May 2018, is also now open for entries. The theme for this year is “How will you encourage the Filipino youth to read more books?” (Kabataan Essay) and “Paano mo hihikayatin ang mga kabataang Pilipino na magbasa pa ng mga aklat?” (Kabataan Sanaysay).

All submissions must be printed copies, as specified in the Official Rules. The Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc. will NOT accept online or email submissions for all categories.

Contestants may submit only one entry per category. Published/produced works, which were first published or first produced between 01 May 2017 to 31 May 2018, and/or unpublished/unproduced works may be entered in the contest. Only unproduced works may be entered in the Dulang Pampelikula category. A work which has been awarded a prize in another contest before 12:00 M.N.of 31 May 2018 is not qualified for the awards.

THE DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES IS ON 31 MAY 2018.

The Palanca Awards is open to all Filipino or former Filipino citizens of all ages, except current directors, officers, and employees of the Carlos Palanca Foundation. The Palanca Awards established in 1950 to honor the legacy of businessman and philanthropist Don Carlos Palanca Sr. aims to help develop Philippine literature by providing incentives for writers to craft their most outstanding literary work and to be a treasury of the Philippines’ literary gems from our gifted writers and to assist in its eventual dissemination to our people, particularly the students.

For official contest rules and forms, visit the Palanca Foundation office at Ground Floor, Greenbelt Excelsior Bldg., 105 C. Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

For inquiries and other concerns, participants may contact the CPMA office through email atcpmawards@gmail.com or at (632) 843-8277.

Buy 1 Get 1 tickets for REP's Arsenic & Old Lace BOGO Madness


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Mix it up on date night with a dose of hilarious mayhem in REP’s Arsenic and Old Lace. Don’t miss the chance to catch the last two Saturday night shows of REP’s dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace at a special deal! Buy one ticket for the 8 PM show on April 21 or April 28 directly at the REP box office and get another one for your date for free.

REP’s staging of the hit production follows the story of young Mortimer Brewster as he struggles to keep a crazy family under wraps, including a sadistic great grandfather, a delusional brother, two seemingly-sweet aunts revealed to be more sinister than anyone could imagine. Can he find a way to control the crazy situation without going insane himself? Catch the show at the OnStage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati City to find out.

Promo runs until April 28. Per DTI-FTEB Permit #4800 S’2018

For inquiries, you may call REP at 843.3570 or 451.1474. For updates and show schedules, log on to www.repertoryphilippines.ph, like and follow repertoryphilippines on Facebook and Instagram, and follow @repphils on Twitter.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Binondo A Tsinoy Musical Set to Open on June 29


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SYNERGY 88, Rebecca Chuaunsu Film Production (RCFP) and Fullhouse Asia Production Studios, Inc. proudly presents BINONDO, A TSINOY MUSICAL directed by Joel Lamangan and written by Ricky Lee with Gershom Chua and Eljay Deldoc.

BINONDO, A Tsinoy Musical’ tells the story of how LILY, a Filipina night club singer in pre-Martial Law Manila, and AH TIONG, a mainland Chinese scholar returning to Cultural Revolution-era Beijing, embark on a journey of great love and heartbreak that begins one fated, moon-lit night during the Mid-Autumn Festival of 1971 in the heart of Manila’s Chinatown.

LILY, a hopeless romantic, finally finds her unlikely great love in AH TIONG, a cynic about destiny, during this night of one of the fullest moons ever recorded and on the birthdate of Ge Lao, the Old Man Under the Moon or the Chinese Deity of Love. Vying for LILY’s heart as well is CARLOS, a local Chinese childhood friend of hers who is finally pushed to confront his feelings for her with the arrival of this stranger set on stealing her heart. A triangle centered on different ways of loving and receiving love forms the crux of this story.







Spanning two decades and two countries, the musical explores how love overcomes even times of racial prejudice and political turmoil and endures years of waiting and absence, only to grow deeper and change the lives of everyone who dares to put their hearts on the line.

The schedule of performances are as follows: June 29 at 8pm; June 30 and July 1 at 3 and 8pm; July 6 at 8pm; July 7 and 8 at 3 and 8pm.

Venue: Theatre at Solaire

BINONDO, A TSINOY MUSICAL shall feature the country’s multi-talented artists from film, TV, stage namely Shiela Valderrama Martinez and Carla Guevara Laforteza (Lily); Arman Ferrer and David Ezra (Ah Tiong); Floyd Tena and Noel Rayos (Carlos); Yela Laurel (Jasmine); Ashlee Factor (Ruby); Ima Castro (Mrs. Dela Rosa); Ana Feleo and Jennifer Villegas (Lourdes); Kay Balajadia and Jennifer Villegas (Mrs. Chua); Dondi Ong (Mr. Chua); Russell Magno (Mr. Zhang); Elizabeth Chua (Mrs. Zhang); Jim Pebanco, Lorenz Martinez. Khalil Kaimo, Ellrica Laguardia, Rhapsody & Tuesday Vargas (Koro); Jonel Mojica (Ge Lao); Philip Deles & Ivana Billanueva (Swing);

The ensemble are as follows: Carlos Derriada, Cheeno Macaraig, Claire Borja, Daniel Cruz, Dusty Suarez, Janine Tolentino, Joseph Billeza, Joseph Puducay, Julia Chua, Paul Clark, Precious Sementilla, Rence Aviles, Randy Rey, Romcel Brinquiz, Roy Sotero, Ryan Caraan, VJ Cortel, Xander Pineda, and Zyruz Imperial

The artistic team of BINONDO, A TSINOY MUSICAL are as follows:

Joel Lamangan (Director ), Rebecca Chuaunsu (Original Story / Producer), Ricky Lee, Gershom Chua, Eljay Castro Deldoc (Story / Libretto), Von De Guzman (Music), Douglas Nierras (Choreography), Joey Nombres (Light Design), Otto Hernandez (Production Design / Technical Director).

The production team are as follows: Gina T. Godinez (Creatives/ Line Production), Maricel Santos (Production Manager), Lani Tapia (Stage Manager), Rice Ramos (Asst. Production Manager), Froilan Dabalus & Christaliza Dabalus (Dance Masters), Therese Arroyo & Celine Bugcat (Associate Production Designers), Nikki Borbon, Bing Galla, Reynaldo Balaran, Henrick Jueco & Ronaldo Alim (Production Staff), Reynan Jalos, Leo Asetre, Jayson Busa, Jay-Ar Talanay Cruz (Assistant Stage Managers); Jenny Uy Estrope (Production /Marketing Coordinator); Sonny Aniceto (Graphic Artist); Christine de Los Santos, Sherry Gocheco, Hepzibeth Ting (Marketing / RCFP staff).


For tickets, call TICKETWORLD 8919999.

Ticket prices:

Orchestra center: PHP 2500

Orchestra side PHP 2000

Loge or gold premium side PHP 3000

Balcony center PHP 1000

Balcony side PHP 500.




For further inquiries, please contact:

REBECCA CHUAUNSU 09189169357 & 09173012445.

Email: rebeccachuaunsufilmproduction@yahoo.com

Spread Good and Gandang Vibes with Viber and Vice Cosmetics


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Rakuten Viber unveiled their latest partnership with Vice Cosmetics, the popular makeup line of the unkabogable host and TV personality Vice Ganda. In the same way that Vice Cosmetics seeks to make beauty through high-quality cosmetics accessible to everyone—"ganda for all," as the slogan declares—Viber helps spread the good and gandang vibes by making connections and communications on the app even more fun and fabulous.

Fans can download the Vice Cosmetics Sticker Pack, featuring Vice Ganda and Benjie the Unicorn, for free. Made with bright and punchy colors and details, the stickers feature hilarious greetings straight from Vice Ganda's vivacious vocabulary—from "Tarush!" to "Ganap mo, 'teh?" Downloading the Sticker Pack lets you follow the Vice Cosmetics Community as well, wherein followers can get an up-close and exclusive peek into the fun conversations between Vice and some of his favorite buddies in a chat group.



This collaboration was unveiled last April 7, during a surprise birthday party for Vice Ganda thrown by Viber and Vice Cosmetics at Island PH. Amidst a bevy of Vice Ganda's celebrity friends like Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Vicky Belo, Hayden Kho, Karylle, and Angeline Quinto, revellers got to play with Vice Cosmetics sticker props and vinyl stickers for their photos in the island-themed party, and clink glasses filled with purple-colored, Viber-themed tropical drinks.




Best of all, fans can still get a chance to meet their idol through the Meet and Greet Vice Ganda Promo! Users simply need to send a Vice Cosmetics Sticker to the Viber PH Chat Bot as their entry to the promo (users can send one sticker per day). 10 winners of a Vice Cosmetics Box Office Pouch with four lipsticks will be drawn weekly , and three lucky Grand Prize winners will get to personally meet and greet Vice Ganda.





Contest runs until May 11, 2018 on the Viber PH Chat Bot, and winners will be announced on the Vice Cosmetics Community.

Kids Danced to Summer Rhythm at the Araneta Center


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Thirty kids aged 4 to 15 years old from Barangay Loyola Heights learned on April 17 the latest and hottest hip-hop moves from Dance Plus as they participated in Summer Rhythm, Araneta Center’s summer dance program for children. 

As part of corporate social responsibility, Araneta Center partnered with Miriam College and Alagang Kapatid Foundation (TV5’s social development arm) to allow kids from Daan Tubo, Park 7, and Marytown experience Summer Rhythm’s dance class. The activity aims to share the gift of dance to the children from the abovementioned communities and help its participants create memories that the children will cherish.

Launched on April 10 at Ali Mall, Summer Rhythm is Araneta Center’s summer dance program, which includes ballet and hip-hop classes for children aged 4 to 15 years old. The classes run every Tuesday and Friday from April 10 to May 18. Each session is held at the spacious Ali Mall Activity area, giving the participants ample space to move around and master their dance moves. 


The classes are facilitated by instructors from Dance Plus. Known as studio without walls, Dance Plus goes where students are by partnering with schools condominiums, gyms and malls to bring ballet and hiphop closer to where families get together. By conducting dance classes at the Araneta Center this summer, Dance Plus aims to reach more children and give its participants a “childhood enriched through a heart that beats for dance.”

Every P 1,000 single receipt purchase at any Araneta Center entitles kids to join Summer Rhythm. For more info, visit www.aranetacenter.net and www.danceplusph.com.

DOE Pursues Consumers’ Perspective for Electric Bill Reforms


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As part of its commitment to empower consumers, the Department of Energy (DOE), in cooperation with local government units and electric cooperatives of Leyte province, today held a briefing on the Proposed Uniform Monthly Electricity Bill Format that contains more pro-consumer information.

Two briefings were set for Tacloban City on 19 April 2018 (Thursday) at the DILG Convention Hall and in Ormoc City on 20 April 2018 at the Ormoc City Multi-Purpose Hall.

The briefing follows Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi’s directive to fully implement the consumer welfare promotion provisions of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA).

The briefing intends to inform the public on the Unbundling of Electricity Rates and the Proposed Uniform Monthly Electricity Bill Format of distribution utilities/electric cooperatives in relation to the implementation of Section 36 on the Unbundling of Rates and Functions of the EPIRA.

The law requires that any electric power industry PARTICIPANT shall functionally and structurally unbundle its business activities and rates in accordance with the sectors (generation, transmission and supply) and shall reflect the respective costs of providing each service.

DOE Undersecretary Petronilo L. Ilagan, who represented the Energy Chief, said the DOE’s battlecry is to serve consumers.

“The topmost element in achieving this [public service] is through greater transparency. This is the core message for today’s pivotal event that would spark reform in the consumer’s electric bill,” Ilagan said.

The DOE official said the discussions with the energy stakeholders endeavor to support the realization of the provisions in the EPIRA.

“We anchor this activity on empowering all electricity consumers. We need to equip them with accurate information as provided in the monthly electric bill to enable them to manage their electricity consumption more efficiently,” he said.

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) issued in 2007 a policy directing all distribution utilities/electric cooperatives to post in their respective websites the breakdown of their generation charges, including but not limited to, their sources.

Another topic of discussion was about “ancillary services,” which are needed in the transmission sector to maintain the stability and security of the grid.

The DOE also shed light on the bill deposit, which is required from customers by distribution utilities of new and/or additional service equivalent to the estimated billing for one month. Currently, bill deposit is also not shown in the monthly billing statement.

Participants in the briefing were local government units of Tacloban City and Ormoc City, including barangay officials, the five electric cooperatives operating in Leyte, local media and other sectors related to the power industry.
 
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