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German Int'l Film Fest celebrates PH Cinema Centennial


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The Exground Film Festival will feature the Philippines as its Country of Focus this year as part of the celebration of its One Hundred Years this November.

Exground Filmfest is among Europe's most important film festivals for international independent productions. It is an important meeting place for journalists, specialized visitors, and guests from the film business. With focus on this year on Philippine Cinema, the Film Development Council of the Philippines through its International Film Festival Assistance Program (IFFAP) is in partnership with Exground to support the Philippine delegation and conduct activities.

"We are grateful for the spotlight given by Exground to Philippine Cinema this year so we may showcase the best of our independent films that reflect the complex and diverse culture of our country especially to our European audience. Taking the Festival's vision further of providing a unique platform for arthouse and independent films, the Festival features this year’s slate from Philippine Cinema that is made up of eleven (11) full feature and ten (10) short films," said FDCP Chairperson Liza Diño. "These films are one form or another, encourage socio-political discourse in order to widen widen one’s perspective of the country’s past and current cultural and political climate. They are grounded on the context of not just raising awareness but inspiring action for positive change," she added.

 










FOCUS PHILIPPINES


Mikhail Red’s NEOMANILA is the opening film under the program FOCUS PHILIPPINES which will also feature a wide range of films that present different stories on socio-political discourse. The programme brings together works by internationally celebrated filmmakers such as Lav Diaz, Khavn De La Cruz and Jet Leyco with lesser-known gems from up-and-coming directorial talents, all conveniently shown with English and German subtitles.



The classics to the most recent films will be featured including Himala by Ishmael Bernal, Matangtubig (Town in a Lake) by Jet Leyco, Balangiga: The Howling Wilderness by Khavn dela Cruz, Madilim ang Gabi (Dark is the Night) by Adolfo Alix Jr., Ang Paglalakbay ng Mag Bituin Sa Gabing Madilim (The Journey of Stars Into the Dark Night) by Arnel Mardoquio, Ang Panahon ng Halimaw (Season of the Devil) by Lav Diaz, Himpapawid (Manila Skies) by Raymond Red, Yield by Toshihiko Uriu and Victor Tagaro and the recent hit, Buybust by Erik Matti.


EXGROUND YOUTH

The award-winning film Respeto by Treb Monteras will compete at the Exground’s festival program for young people – EXGROUND YOUTH



Also competing under the INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION is Manong ng Pa-aling (Man of Pa-aling) by E del Mundo



PHILIPPINE SHORT FILM PROGRAM
A number of short films will be featured under the Philippine Short Film Program. This includes Ang Magpakailanman (Eternity) by Raymond Red, Babylon by Keith Deligero, Gikan sa Ngitngit nga Kinailadman (From the Dark Depths) by Kiri Dalena, Manila Death Squad by Dean Colin Marcial and Maria by JP Habac




SHORTS IN FRONT OF FEATURES

The Shorts in Front of Features will showcase Anino (Shadows) by Raymond Red, Palugid (Margins) by Paolo Villaluna and Juan Tamad Goes to the Moon (1898) by Khavn dela Cruz.




PHILIPPINE EVENTS IN THE FESTIVAL

To further introduce the Filipino filmmaking and how these stories were cultivated over a hundred years, FDCP in cooperation with the organizers of the Exground Film Festival will have the following events that will feature Filipino movers and filmmakers:

History Panel: 100 Years of Philippine CinemaSpeakers: Ed Lejano, Edward Cabagnot, Raymond Red
NOV 20 TUE 20:00 Murnau Filmtheater, Wiesbaden

Human Rights PanelSpeakers: Raffy Lerma, Kiri Dalena, Rosa Castillo
NOV 24 SAT 16:00 Foyer Murnau-Filmtheater

Philippine Cinema NightNOV 21 WED 20:00, The Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden


The Exground Film Festival 31 will run from November 15 to 25, 2018 at Wiesbaden, Germany.

Michelin Tires Now Available at Mitsubishi Motors After-Sales Service


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Michelin tires and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines have joined hands to make after sales service at Mitsubishi service centers much more convenient for customers. 

Mitsubishi has begun to offer a range of Michelin tires at Alpine Motors, its Carmona Mitsubishi dealership and service center in Cavite. The offering seeks to provide car owners the convenience of finding major car products like tires at the dealership, apart from car accessories and after sales services, both major and minor. Other Mitsubishi dealers are expected to follow suit.

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) in a statement said it is continuously looking for ways to innovate the products and services that it offers its customers.

 “We want to be a one-stop-shop for all our customers’ vehicle requirements so we decided to open our doors to partnering with only the best brands in the tire industry to supply our after market requirements since cars and tires go hand in hand,” the MMPC said.

Martin D. Gonzales, President and General Manager of Alpine Motors says his Mitsubishi dealership “wants to answer all their customers’ vehicle needs as much as possible. During after sales service, some customers want to change their tires. We don’t want them to go elsewhere just to find them. We want them to know they can find whatever they need right here because we’re looking after their needs. We want to make life easier for them by making sure they have everything they need for their vehicles in one place – from aircon cleaning to wheel alignment and balancing to change oil to repair to a paint job, and now tires.”

Michael Nunag, Michelin Chief Representative in the Philippines says that the partnership can only benefit both parties. “We at Michelin always look after the safety of the motorists which is also the MMPC’s priority. We are very pleased to be partnering with a company that shares our values and we look forward to having a long partnership with them.”

For now Michelin Primacy SUV 265/65R17 and 265/60R18; Michelin Energy XM2 175/65R14 and 185/55R15 and BF Goodrich Advantage T/A Drive 165/65R14 are now available at the Alpine Motors dealership in Carmona. More tire sizes will be added to the lineup soon.


SIZES:

265/65R17 Michelin Primacy SUV
265/60R18 Michelin Primacy SUV
175/65R14 Michelin Energy XM 2
185/55R15 Michelin Energy XM 2
165/65R14 BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Drive

PHLPost Brings Stamp Collecting to Next Generations via Forum


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In celebration of National Stamp Collecting Month (NSCM) this 2018, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will be conducting a Philatelic Forum entitled “Bridging Generations” which will be held at the GSIS Museum in Pasay City tomorrow, November 17.

The NSCM is an annual event observed every month of November to celebrate Philately in the country. It aims to create, maintain, and increase postal awareness and interest through various activities that would inspire and encourage Filipinos across all ages to venture into the hobby of stamp collecting and mailing.
This forum specifically arranged for philatelists, deltiologists, mail enthusiasts, and other interested parties aims to discuss and inform the collectors and experts on how to bring, sustain, and improve Philately in this era.
Major topics lined-up to tackle in this forum are: Landscaping: Thai Post – Philately in the International Landscape, Adapting: ABS-CBN Media – Digital Media’s Effect on the Postal Service, Modernizing: PHLPost – Current Trends and new strategies in philately and mails, Preserving: Postal Museum – Significance of preserving philately and the new approach to stamp collecting.

An open forum will also be conducted after the discussions.

Registration and stamp selling will start at 8:30 while the forum proper will start at 9am and will end at 12 noon.


For further questions or concerns, or to RSVP, please feel free to contact Diane Ang at 524-8771 or email her at datang.phlpost@gmail.com .

LoveYourself Expands with Three New HIV Testing Sites


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LoveYourself’s newest community is named after the iconic Welcome Rotonda as the gateway to Quezon City from Manila. In photo are the volunteers of LoveYourself together with its partner AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). Aside from AHF, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. and MACARE Laboratories are the major partners of LoveYourself on this new clinic.

MANDALUYONG CITY – The LoveYourself, Inc., the leading community-led HIV services provider, will be opening its three new HIV testing centers – two in the National Capital Region (NCR) and one in Cebu City.

“This move aims to address the growing numbers of HIV infection among the youth and at risk populations,” LoveYourself founder and executive director Ronivin G. Pagtakhan said. In the past 10 years, the proportion of HIV diagnosis in 15-24 age group nearly tripled from 13% in 2008 to 29% in 2018 based on the latest Department of Health data. 

Pagtakhan emphasized that it is important to instill into the minds of the youth - like the university students – of the ways to prevent HIV, and by having regular test as a medical routine.

First of the new community centers is the LoveYourself Welcome, which will be opening on 17 November (Saturday). It is located at 858 Blumentritt Road cor. Remedios St., Sampaloc, Manila near the iconic Welcome Rotonda. The clinic is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 2:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

With LoveYourself Welcome located near the University Belt, it aims to provide a convenient access to HIV screening and other related services for students, youngsters and other demographics in the area. 

The second NCR community center is the Lily by LoveYourself located at the #98 Pineda Building Manalac Ave., Sitio De Asis, Barangay San Martin De Porres Paranaque City, which is just across the Waltermart in Upper Bicutan. 

Aside from HIV testing, Lily by LoveYourself, in partnership with Decent Image of South Signal Association (DIOSSA), will also offer hormone replacement therapy and counseling from Wednesdays to Sundays between 12:00 nn-9:00 p.m.

Moreover, LoveYourself White House in Cebu will be operating soon to cater to Cebuanos who seek HIV-related services. This is the first LoveYourself community center outside Metro Manila.

Existing community center of LoveYourself are LoveYourself Anglo (Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City), LoveYourself Uni (Taft Ave., Pasay City), and Victoria by LoveYourself (Park Ave., Manila).

These community centers are supported by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. as well as MACARE Laboratories.

LoveYourself is an organization mostly made up of volunteers who take multi-layered action on the HIV epidemic by promoting self-worth and the so-called TSC concept, which means “timely testing and treatment, safe and satisfying sex, and correct and consistent use of condom” as ways to protect one’s self from doing risky behaviors.

OTHER PHOTO:



SERVICE COFFEE: Mark De Castro, a LoveYourself Volunteer, makes a coffee for the visiting clients for their HIV testing and other sexual health concerns. LoveYourself Welcome is inspired by a café that imbibes a safe space for all its stakeholders. The organization envisioned that clients will have the time to relax while waiting for their test results.

Ateneo Electronics and Computer Engineering Society (AECES)'s Spark Summit: Reigniting Passions Through Technology and Innovation


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The Ateneo Electronics and Computer Engineering Society (AECES) is the sole and premier organization for engineering that is home to many science and engineering majors of the Ateneo de Manila University. Throughout the years, AECES has been a family of individuals who share a passion for science and engineering. It envisions itself as a community of innovators whose primary goal is to integrate the field of innovation and technology with excellence, purpose, and service.

Last year, the AECES set off a new flagship project called "Spark Summit: Hobbyist Fair 2017" as an avenue for hobbyists to showcase their passions to the Loyola Schools (LS) community. This year, AECES makes a comeback with their revamped and remastered flagship project appropriately entitled "Spark Summit: Tech Fair 2018", giving it more of an innovation and technology vibe that AECES wants the LS community to experience and get exposed to. AECES also wants to promote awareness on the wonders of science and engineering and the call for multi-disciplinary collaboration.

Spark Summit is a three-day event that invites Ateneo students to showcase their science projects and innovation skills, to share their knowledge and design process, and to inspire the community to pursue innovation and careers in developing these kinds of technology.

Spark Summit provides an avenue for tech enthusiasts to demonstrate their innovation and technology to the entire LS community. Hoping to help inspire members of the Atenean community through showcasing engineering-related inventions and revealing the possibilities or creativity that can be found in inventing, Spark Summit is looking to achieve such an aspiring and inspiring objective by holding a competition during this three-day event. This is done by gathering participants to form teams who then present their own innovative ideas first to the organizers, and then to the world. Winners are awarded, and everyone is then recognized for their contributions to advancements of the scientific community in the Ateneo. Also found throughout the entirety of the fair, interactive booths may be visited, while talks by experts of different fields may attended. These are to help expose the LS community to the potential and current state of technology in the Philippines.

We invite all to watch sparks get set and currents get directed, and to realize that the potential of science, engineering, innovation, and technolgy in the Philippines is just starting to get amplified. So, what are you waiting for? Visit Spark Summit: Tech Fair 2018 and explore the creativity of inventing, happening on November 14-16, 2018 at Ateneo de Manila University’s Red Brick Road.
 For any concerns or inquiries, send us an email at aeces.sparksummit@gmail.com or visit our official Facebook page: Ateneo Electronics and Computer Engineering Society.

SYNERGY: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Summit 2018


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Sparks will fly as connections converge this coming November 13-16, 2018. See you in the Synergy 2018 Day Events: Techno Talk, Revolutionary Robotics, Dynamic Diacourse, Opportunity Outlook, and Corporate Connection. “

For the event poster, please use the caption: 
“The UP Engineering Radio Guild in media partnership with Wazzup Pilipinas presents SYNERGY: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Summit 2018 this November 13-16, 2018 at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

SYNERGY: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Summit is a four-day gathering for students of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering) and other degree programs related to it.

To know more about the event visit https://www.facebook.com/SynergyPH

Photo For Jenina Photography Fundraising Workshop


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Spectrum Lab Media and Embrace Jen would like to invite you to "Photo For Jenina" photography workshop on November 24, Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM. A photography fundraising workshop for our dear friend Jenina, who has idiopathic scoliosis and needs to undergo spine operation.


Maskipaps: The Crossover


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Maskipaps: The Crossover
December 14, 2018 | 7PM
Sunken Garden, UP Diliman
Beats by:
Marc Marasigan x Victor Pring
Manilabombsquad (John Sedano, VJ STRO, Alwyn Cruz, Marx Monterola, MC CHUNK)
Fluokids (Katsy Lee, Franco Zarate, MC DM)
Everyday People
Get your tickets now through the following avenues:
- UP Beta Epsilon Tambayan (2nd florr lobby, Melchor Hall, UP Diliman), Monday to Friday (9:00 AM to 8:00 PM)
- Meet-ups around UP (Contact 0945 294 2183 or 0977 260 3180 for inquiries)
- Online via PlatinumList (https://metromanila.platinumlist.net/…/maskipaps-the-crosso…
)
- Ambassadors, promoters, and partner organizations
Ticket prices:
Php 300 - UP Student Discount (Tambayan selling and meet-ups only)
Php 350 - Non-UP (Tambayan selling, meet-ups, online, and through ambassadors, promoters, and org partners)
Php 450 - Gate price/ Walk-in
Maskipaps: The Crossover is co-presented by:
2030 Youth Force in the Philippines Inc.
AfterParty
U Do U
Official Radio Partner:
Monster RX93.1
Media Partners:
INQUIRER.net
InqPOP
Indie Manila
chalk.ph
Jeepney TV
SparkUp
PULP Magazine
Maroon FM
MAGIS Radio
Green Giant FM
Orange Segment Print and Design Studio
ASTIG.PH
BLOG-PH.com
Wazzup Pilipinas
When In Manila
We the Pvblic
GimikZone by INKD Comics
GV Philippines
Partner Organizations:
Rave City Philippines
The Entrepreneurship Club - FEU
IAS Paragon
PUP BroadCircle
PUP Society of Biology Students
Economics Research Society
Tomasian Media Circle and Talents
UP SoComSci
UP Photographers' Society
Gamma Sigma Sorority
UP Genetic Researchers and Agricultural Innovators Society
UP Lakan Clark
UP Circuit
UP Geological Society
UP Tourism Management Society
Theta Epsilon Sorority UPD
Stay tuned to all of our social media accounts for more updates!
Maskipaps: The Crossover
7PM | December 14, 2018
UP Sunken Garden

6th De La Salle University Innovation and Technology Fair (DITECH)


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Innovation. Collaboration. Knowledge Diffusion, Technology, and Invention
Promotion. Join us in this year’s most awaited technology fair of 2018! Be with us as we celebrate and showcase the social impact of the new technologies developed by the members of the academic community, as it further encourages innovation for public good.

The 6th De La Salle University Innovation and Technology Fair (DITECH) will be held on November 22 and 23. It will take place at the Cory Aquino Democratic Space, Ground Floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall, DLSU. Themed “Green Technologies → Social Impact,” it aims to highlight the economic and social impact of innovations generated from the research and creative activities of the academe.

We are inviting students, faculty, staff, advocates, professors and other interested
participants to take part in this annual technology and innovation fair. Guests from other universities and institutions are all welcome to attend and join us in our exhibits and paper presentations.

DITECH has the following sub-themes:
1. The social impact of the inventive and creative activities of universities, industry,
and Government
2. The social impact of emerging technology in the age of Industry 4.0
3. Social entrepreneurship
4. Innovation-conscious policy-making
The event will feature talks and panel discussions on the event’s theme and its sub-themes.
Paper presentations, exhibits, raffle, and research center presentations will also be held during the fair. This is in collaboration with DLSU Intellectual Property Office (DIPO), DLSU Innovation and Technology Office (DITO) and Animo Labs.

For the program details of the event, click this link: https://www.dlsu.edu.ph/events/6th-
dlsu-innovation-and-technology-ditech-fair-2018/https://www.dlsu.edu.ph/events/6th- dlsu-innovation-and-technology-ditech-fair-2018/
To register, kindly click this pre-registration link: https://tinyurl.com/DITECHRegistration
For more updates and information, visit our:

Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/DLSUDIPO/
https://www.facebook.com/DITECHFair/
DLSU Website : https://www.dlsu.edu.ph/events/6th-dlsu-innovation-and-technology-
ditech-fair-2018/

In case you have inquiries or are interested in submitting exhibit proposals and papers,
kindly contact as at: ditechfair.dlsu.edu.ph or email Ms. Aubrey Nichole Reyes –
aubrey.reyes@dlsu.edu.ph Or Ms. Michell Joson michell.joson@dlsu.edu.ph.
Be a catalyst of change! Join us and participate in our initiative in promoting and supporting innovation and technology commercialization

Brandon Vera Faces Off with Mauro Cerilli at One: Conquest of Champions Open Workout in Manila


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The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held the official ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS Face-off and Open Workout at the Victoria Sports Tower in Manila. In attendance was reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera of the Philippines, as well as his opponent Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli of Italy. Co-main event participants Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the Philippines and Amir Khan of Singapore also faced off.

Ticket information for ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS is available at www.onefc.com.
For Official Photos of the Face-Off and Open Workout, click this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CgRccPvlMSxzNPcBpqYLYRm7iX3mJxrQ?usp=sharing

Brandon Vera, ONE Heavyweight World Champion, stated: 

“Thank you everyone for coming out here, it is an honor to be your champion, Philippines. I’ve been away for a while, almost two years, but don’t think for a second that I haven’t been training and keeping sharp. I’m stronger, faster, smarter, and better now than ever before. My team has made sure that I will be at my best by the time I step back into the ONE Cage. This is home for me. I really missed this and I am excited to perform in front of you all next Friday night. The belt is going to stay in the Philippines.”

Mauro Cerilli, ONE Athlete, stated: 

“I am very honored to be here and to challenge your champion. Joining ONE Championship, I know the competition is fierce and I will be faced with the best in the world. Brandon [Vera] is a great champion, but he’s lost his edge. I am here to claim the ONE Heavyweight World Championship. When I step into the cage on 23 November, I will be in the best shape of my career and I’m looking to score the upset. Thank you for having me, Manila. It is an honor to be here.”

Eduard Folayang, ONE Athlete, stated: 

“I am so happy for the opportunity to once again be fighting for the world title. As always, I feel motivated and encouraged to do my best. I want to prove to the world that I am not done yet in this sport, and that I can still be world champion. Losing the title for the first time, it was a very painful feeling. But in defeat, I have discovered my weaknesses and made efforts to improve certain parts of my game. Now I am ready to showcase my championship form once again. Amir [Khan] is a great young martial artist. He has shown tremendous growth since his very first ONE Championship bout. I cannot underestimate him because he is younger than I am. This bout is special because it’s taking place in front of my hometown crowd in Manila. It also represents a chance for me to redeem myself, because this is the same place I lost the title one year ago. I have worked very hard since then and now the opportunity was once again given to me.”

Amir Khan, ONE Athlete, stated: 

“It has been a long journey for me. I've worked very hard for this. Ever since I started this journey, I have had one goal in mind and that's to be champion. Everything I have done so far has been to work towards achieving that dream. I have 13 bouts in ONE Championship and 11 of those are wins. I've won my last two in exciting fashion. It's only right that I am now challenging for the World Title. I'll be facing former champion Eduard Folayang, and I'm going to his hometown, so I know it's going to be a tough challenge. He has the home crowd advantage, but I am confident of victory. I hope to be able to bring this belt back to Singapore. I foresee that I'll be the Joseph Schooling of mixed martial arts.”
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.

GRAVITY Co., Ltd. Reveals Pre-Registration Event for New Upcoming Mobile Strategy Game Titled “Valor Guard Tactics” for iOS and ANDROID


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GRAVITY, a developer and publisher of online and mobile games based in South Korea, today announced that it will be launching its’ pre-registration event for their new mobile strategy game, Valor Guard Tactics.



In Valor Guard Tactics, as the rightful heir to the kingdom, your job is to rally forces, construct an army, and build friendships to retake your throne! Recruit heroes with unique skills and armed forces, time and deploy key allied special attacks to destroy waves of enemies, strategize your attack with Valor Guard Tactics’ unique army targeting system.






Valor Guard Tactics also brings together a diverse set of formidable modes for players to conquer including Flight Challenge and Abandoned Treasure. Players can also team up with friends to form Guilds and overcome even more challenges together. Additionally, the Arena allows for an individual player to show off their strategic mastery as they duel others to claim victory for themselves and their legions!




Valor Guard Tactics is planned to release in the US, Canada, Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia after the conclusion of the pre-registration event.

Presidential Proclamation Declares Centennial Year of PH Cinema with FDCP as Lead Agency


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The Film Development Council of the Philippines has been designated as the lead agency for the celebration of the Centennial Year of Philippine Cinema from September 12, 2019 to September 11, 2020.

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 622 Series of 2018, the Centennial Year of Philippine Cinema was declared in honor of Dalagang Bukid by Jose Nepomuceno, considered the first Filipino-produced and directed feature film. It was released in Sept 12, 1919. "The One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration in honor of the journey of this incredible art form and cultural marker. Film is a part of every Filipino as one of the most accessible and affective mediums that tell our stories, struggles, victories, and our growth as a people. We are grateful to the Office of the President for recognizing the importance of this milestone," said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño. "We look forward to commemorating Sandaan, as we call this celebration, not just with our fellow government agencies, but with all sectors of society. We encourage each and every Filipino to join us continue the legacy of our Cinema and look forward to the next hundred years." she added.

Starting this year, the Agency has organized the Sandaan National Organizing Committee with key government agencies and institutions such as the National Commission on Culture and the Arts, Cultural Center of the Philippines, MTRCB, Optical Media Board, Film Academy of the Philippines, UP Film Institute, De La Salle College of Saint Benilde and local and regional film festivals in the country. The activities for the year for Sandaan will be in line with themes of knowledge production, education, exhibition and international events.

In anticipation of the celebration and through the efforts of FDCP, the One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema has already been integrated in the Agency's activities and events through the conduct of the Sandaan Conferences, a series of lectures and talks featured in its partnerships with local and regional film festivals in the country. In 2017, the Agency also partnered with the UP Film Institute for Sandaan: Philippine Cinema Centennial Conference. It has also been recognized by international film festivals and markets by declaring the Philippines as the Country of Focus in the Osaka Asian Film Festival, Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival in Japan, Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, Exground Film Festival in Wiesbaden, Germany, and Singapore Media Festival in Singapore. Featured in these are retrospectives of films, exhibits and educational talks that highlight the journey of Philippine Cinema to where it is today.

As 2019 approaches, the agency and the National Organizing Committee will enjoin various sectors to ensure the nationwide celebration of the centennial event.

8 Reasons Not To Miss the 18th World Bazaar Festival


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Now on its 18th year, the World Bazaar Festival – the country’s longest running annual charity bazaar is back to present another unforgettable holiday experience with a “Boogie Woobie” Christmas! At WBF 2018, bazaar goers can expect to find a cool, retro-themed bazaar ambiance along with an array of event highlights that will surely evoke the same unfiltered happiness that we often associate with bygone holiday memories.

For a complete rundown of what to expect, here are the must-see pocket activities and signature event highlights that are set to unfold at this year’s WBF!





A shopping extravaganza like no other
Housing over 800 booths made up of local and foreign exhibitors from countries such as Thailand, India, and Singapore, easily find all your holiday shopping needs at WBF 2018! What’s more is that, aside from the wide array of products and gift ideas, there will also be specialized shopping sites within the venue such as the Designers Avenue, the Christmas Village, and the Department of Agriculture Pavilion.

Kid idols are back to bring magic and joy in our hearts
Guaranteed to tickle the hearts of many and put a smile on everyone’s faces are the participating kids at this year’s Woobie’s Kid Idol Competition which is set to happen on December 15 at WBF 2018.

Holiday hymns and beats
A series of music-filled events will be happening throughout the 10-day bazaar such as the Street Dance Competition on December 16, the Himig ng Pasko choir singing competition on December 20, and the Christmas Carol with the Angels singing charity event.

Delectable holiday goodies to go
Find all your favorite pinoy goodies like Chocovron, Poland Hopia, Tita Ely’s products, and so much more at Woobie’s Goodies.

Up your style game at Bloggers United
Coming together for a holiday edition of the Bloggers United are some of the country’s top fashion and beauty bloggers. To be held on December 15 at WBF 2018, this season’s BU is a great opportunity to score awesome and affordable finds from the most stylish influencers in the metro.

Shop your favorite star’s closet
At this year’s Celebrity Pavilion, not only will visitors get the chance to meet their favorite showbiz personalities but also, shop their closets.

A pet affair to remember
Pet parents are sure to enjoy a fun-filled day with their pets with the series of pet-centered events happening at WBF 2018. On December 15, dress up your pets for a chance to win prizes at the 12 Dogs of Christmas. Meanwhile, Woobie’s Pet Expo is a one-day shopping event that will feature a diverse selection of all things pet-related.

Shop and dine to your heart’s content
After a long day of shopping, head on over to Woobie’s Food World to rest, relax, and bond with your loved ones over good food and drinks such as Yellow Mango, World of Fries, Snowcone, McDonald’s, King Sue, Sushie Kenzie, and Chops to Go to name a few.



A time for giving
At the heart of WBF is its desire to make every holiday season meaningful for every Filipino. Just like in the past, this year’s WBF visitors are given the chance to take part in humble acts of charity as part of the proceeds from the show will be for the benefit of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation.

Organized by Worldbex Services International, the 18th World Bazaar Festival in partnership with ABSCBN is officially opening its doors from December 12 to 22, 2018, from Sunday to Thursday (12nn -10pm) and Friday to Saturday (10am -12 MN), at the World Trade Center Manila. For more information, follow World Bazaar Festival on Facebook and @worldbazaarfestival on Instagram or go to www.worldbazaarfestival.com.
 
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