Saturday, July 6, 2013

Anime: Let's Go Crazy! Crazy! Crazy!

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I bet you know what anime is, right? and I bet you can list down right at this very moment some names of characters from "One Piece", "Naruto", "Katekyo Hitman Reborn", "Kuroko no Basuke", "Shingeki no Kyojin", "Hetalia", and the newest anime, Free! and so I am assuming you guys can answer trivia in these animes.

Filipinos, young at age or young at heart, are quite fond of anime(anime-cartoons in Japan) these days. Even I myself is fond of it. My friends and I even choose some characters and call them "OURS" and it's fun, you can do it too guys. We even go to cons (cons- conferences of anime or cosplayers or toys) just to see our favorite anime characters get cosplayed.

Summer at Its Best When Spent with the Ones You Love

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“Day walks, nights talks, sleepless nights, pillow fights, and spending everyday with those who matter most. That’s summer.”

Summer is the season where all you’re going to do is think of what you should do. It’s also the time when all you want to do is go back to school because you’re missing it. You’re missing the school, the fun, the teachers and everything. There are moments when all you want to do is lie down the bed and sleep all day, talk to every people you think about, or eat everything you can.

That’s summer. Spending some time with your friends during seasons like this is one of the best feeling ever. It feels like you’ve got the most awesome friends in this whole wide world.

Building Relationships... Building Memories

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Not every one of us was able to go to beach resorts or pools for this summer, but I know that somehow we’ve spent it in ways that we want to. Just like how I spent mine. Actually, my summer experience may be divided into two major events: One is the scheduled one, while the second one is an on-the-spot event.

For the first part of my summer, I and my friends went to the oldest university in the Philippines, the University of Santo Tomas or UST. It took us quite big money and quite a long time to go there, but when we reached it, I thought to myself: “It was worth it.” On our way inside the University, we decided to take as many pictures as we can.

BodyShots X Crowned New Models for 2013

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The fashion industry hails and welcomes two more names to its roster as the latest pair of up and coming models were crowned during the grand finals of Bodyshots X 2013 Model Search Philippines held last June 27 at Resorts World Manila's Newport Performing Arts Theatre.

This time  they make it a point that this  event will be more grandeur than ever and has been given ample time and great effort  to be remembered and being one that cannot be denied as one who creates talent and good looks combined.

Recent winners of this search was being presented and once more take their steps on the  stage as they march on remembering the days and time how they achieve the award , a one true memories they all cherish and proud of as an individuals.

Globe Extends Free Unlimited Viber Service To Prepaid Subscribers

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Subscribers connect with all networks everywhere in the world for free

Globe Telecom beefs up its flagship unlimited call and text promo for prepaid subscribers by adding free unlimited Viber Chat for the same price.

Globe Prepaid GoUNLI25 is a bundled prepaid offer with unlimited texts and unlimited calls to Globe/TM plus unlimited Viber Chat services without the need for Wi-Fi or additional data charges.

Available to Globe Prepaid subscribers for only P25 valid for 1 day, GoUNLI25 allows subscribers to connect with contacts in any Globe network as well as with other users subscribed to other networks both in the Philippines and abroad, for as long as these contacts have Viber accounts.

Viber is a mobile application that allows users to call, text, and send photos to each other, wherever they are in the world. With Viber, no registration, alias, or invitations are required. The app also instantly integrates with the user’s own contact list.

Globe Enhances Barangay Governance Activities In Taal To Protect Tourists

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Hand-in-hand with the sustainable tourism program being implemented by Globe Telecom and PUSOD, Inc. at the Taal Volcano Protected Landscape (TVPL) in Batangas, Globe also enhances barangay governance activities in the area to ensure the safety of local and foreign tourists.

Globe brings to TVPL “Sagot Ka ni Kap,” a community vigilance program under the i-Lead pillar of Globe Bridging Communities which arms local leaders with the right tools to prevent crimes in their localities.

In addition, SKK aids in ensuring the cleanliness of the surroundings as it encourages people to report those who indiscriminately throw garbage in restricted areas.

“We want to make sure that the communities surrounding Taal Lake are safe, peaceful and orderly so that we can persuade more people to visit Taal especially at this time when Globe and PUSOD are promoting and developing tourism products that showcase recreational activities such as hiking, biking, and kayaking,” said Fernando Esguerra, OIC of Globe Corporate Social Responsibility. PUSOD, Inc. is a non-government organization whose mission is to protect and enhance the ecosystems of the Philippines and to show their significance to the world.

Globe Telecom First PH Telco Service Provider To Use Outdoor Distributed Antenna System

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Globe Telecom has unveiled the use of Outdoor Distributed Antenna System (ODAS), which effects stronger mobile phone signal for its subscribers, becoming the first telecommunications company in the country to make use of such technology.

The next best alternative to towering cell sites, the ODAS solution is state of the art technology that makes use of a specialized lamp posts built with radio signal transmission capability, bringing unparalleled telecommunication service for its subscribers in strategic areas.

“The ODAS technology effectively brings coverage much closer to residents through the installation of lamp posts deployed along sidewalks. These facilities deepen mobile coverage by bringing radio signal closer to end-users and Globe Telecom is the first telco service provider in the country to use the ODAS solution,” said Emmanuel Estrada, Globe Head of Network Technologies Strategy.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Bianca Gonzales : The Voice of Globe Rewards

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Television host, social media advocate, and Globe Rewards ambassador Bianca Gonzalez showcases the bigger and better MyRewards, MyGlobe where Globe subscribers can now use their rewards points as actual cash with a straightforward points-to-peso conversion of 1 point = P1.00.

Using Globe rewards, subscribers can redeem movie tickets from Ayala Malls Cinemas for a minimum of 100 points or food and beverage items from Figaro Coffee and Wendy’s for a minimum of 50 points.

More recently, Enchanted Kingdom and Sunglass Hut joined the list of partner-merchants to allow subscribers to redeem park passes for a minimum of 100 points and sunglasses for a minimum of 300 points, respectively.

Aside from the new partner-merchants, the Globe Rewards Catalog includes Globe call and text promos, shopping, dining and leisure items, and gadgets.

Text BUY <space> MOBILE # OF MERCHANT <space> AMOUNT to 4438 to redeem rewards from partner-merchants.

To check available Globe rewards points, text BAL to 4438.

Globe Telecom Employee of the Year : Driving Sales Through Innovation

Globe Telecom employee Alexander Amado is all smiles as he is declared Employee of the Year of the leading telecommunications company.  Applauding his recognition are Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu (left) and Globe Chairman Jaime Zobel de Ayala.

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Alexander Amado, 32, is the regional sales head of Globe Telecom for Western Visayas in central Philippines. Amado was recently named Globe Telecom’s Employee of the Year for 2013 following an impressive performance that saw his team beating its own acquisition targets for the company’s major business segments that include Globe Postpaid, TM and Tattoo.

Despite the meticulous process of choosing the winner, Amado isn’t quick to take credit for what he has achieved. “I was so humbled by the award. I felt that it wasn’t about me but it was really a celebration of all the small victories of Globe Telecom. ”

“There were so many wonderful stories. I wasn’t expecting it at all. I would have been very happy even if someone else brought home the award,” he said, referring to the other 13 finalists.

Wingman Soars High As it Prepares to Open Two New Branches Soon

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I don't think I need to mention anymore that Wingman, (located at The Collective in Kalayaan, Makati) serves top-notch Buffalo wings with several flavors to choose from - better yet, try them all by having a couple of different flavors every time you visit Wingman.

This is definitely the reason why Wingman is expanding to two new branches this July and August. One new branch will be located in Newport Area in Pasay city and another one in Acacia Lane in Tagig city. That's something to look forward to be the residents and work force near the said areas. It will be a great addition to the many restaurants located at the same area. Its their opportunity now to try and taste for themselves at the convenience of a new location near them.

The nights at Wingman is extremely busy with all the wings and the beer, both local and imported, until the wee hours of the morning that's perfect for all types of celebration and gathering. The Collective is also a cool place to visit being an art lover myself. It's a feast to both the stomach and the eyes.

Juan Night with Wally and Jose: The Sponsor's Night

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I posted on my music blog, Musico Manila that Jose and Wally is going to have concert called the Juan Night with Wally and Jose, will be happened on July 6, 2013 at at the Crossroad Center, Quezon City.

Before the concert this July, I attended an event where all the sponsors of the show gathered together to have discussion about their products and services.

The sponsor’s night event was joined by friends from Mang Inasal, Jackman Plaza, Francis M Clothing Company, Black Beauty, Xight Interactive, RawMatters CafĂ©, Traveltime Travel and Tours, Arman Taylo Photography, Oleia , Gluta White, Firm, among others.

Arc Mobile Prime 350 Review : Bang for the Buck Mobile Phone

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Arc Mobile phones are so feature-filled yet very affordable and quite sturdy. The Arc mobile Prime 350 proves my point that you can get quality mobile phones for just a few thousand bucks.

The retail price is only an approximate Php 2, 500 more or less - give and take a few pesos. But every peso is worth it.

It has a  3.5" Capacitive Touch Screen, 1.3 MP back + VGA Front camera, FM Radio, TV, MP3 Player, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc....

Its running on Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) and you have access to 100+ games and Apps via Play Store.

The battery is a 2000 mAh Li-ion Battery.

External memory is up to 32 GB MicroSD.

My Sun Kissed Skin Summer Experience

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What is summer? Well, summer is one of the awaited moments for us students who are very looking forward for this where we can enjoy and somehow forget our stressful days when we’re still at school busy on studying different lessons everyday that made us sometimes a haggard person and most of the time a sleepless person busy doing some projects and schoolwork.

We always say that “ I wish it’s already summer” good news the long wait is over. Most of us experienced and enjoyed summer before another school year is about to start.While some are busy about some things that made them not to enjoy summer. 

Binalot Opens Their 46th Branch in Harisson Plaza

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Binalot Harisson Plaza branch was recently opened making it the 46th branch of the Filipino-owned restaurant.

My friends and I were invited by one of the owners, Mr. Rommel Juan, to cover the event a few days after our tour of their MD Juan plant in Caloocan. At first we didn't know that Mr. Rommel Juan was also the owner of the Binalot chain of restaurants, and we were just fortunate to have been a part of the opening of their 46th branch in the Philippines.

This new branch is under franchise agreement between the new owners Capt. and Mrs. George and Nerissa Clarabal.

Representative and Pastor Reuben Abante was there to bless and grace the opening event.

Proactiv Kit Solution Upgrades Promo Extended

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It's great news that the ongoing promotion of Proactiv – “Upgrade Your Proactiv Kit and Get your Add-on at 50%-60% Discount!” has been extended until December 31, 2013. That's more opportunities to take advantage of the huge discount and get the chance to use additional products from Proactiv that will help us improve our skin.

The extension products from the Proactiv Solution range can further enhance our Proactiv experience by boosting our skincare regimen depending on our personalized needs. It is with no doubt that there is no single product out there that can thoroughly and completely help us fight against skin problems, and likewise there is also not too many products that can help maintain great skin. The Proactiv Solution spells a difference because it has the appropriate solution for every skin rejuvenation or maintenance needs.

Let's take full advantage of this promo as it gives us big saings for products that truly works in keeping our skin in the best condition possible.

Asus Fonepad Review : Will It Be Your Next Tablet Upgrade?

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From the same brand that gave us the Transformer Pad and the Taichi, now comes the Fonepad, one of the few seven-inch tablets with 3G phone and internet access ever introduced here in the Philippines.

You must admit that a seven-inch tablet pressed to your ear will surely turn a few heads. You should be prepared for some rather odd stares from strangers should you decide to put the FonePad to your ear and make a phone call in public. A device or gadget that can be used as a standard smartphone aside from being a tablet, will surely looked great as promised.

The strikingly cool looking Asus FonePad is one of those combination or merging of a Smartphone and a tablet - more widely accepted to be called a "Phablet".

Torque Droidz Drive : My First Glimpse, Review to Follow

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Tablets are in a boom right now and the trend has dictated that it will remain to stay on top of the primary mobile computing requirement of the techie and not-so-techie but chic and cool gals and guys out there, including you!

We have another gadget to review soon and its the Torque Droidz Drive tablet - aside from the other tablets lined up consisting of different brands and models that comes from brands like Asus, Arc and other big and small brands.

Some are new, some are old players but it will be their first time to dabble into this product. The Philippines is not their guinea pig though, other countries has also been introduced "oriented" to these new products.

ISPs in the Philippines - Money Talks - Morale Walks

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I've come across a very interesting write-up at a forum in Garena, and as a gamer we've actually known the problem (and the culprit) a long time ago already, and with this particular write-up (or more likely a complaint) it just reaffirms our suspicion and wild guess, or most probably our very educated assumption (being an IT and ECE and all familiar with technology specifically in telecommunications.

This is definitely true whether they deny it or not, or have a SMART reasoning or excuse, it all boils down to who has the most money to spend just to get away with obvious mischief.

"Here in Philippines there are a lot of other causes for latency for us gamers - the worst being PLDT - yes you read that right, PLDT is intentionally disrupting online gaming in the Philippines. I will explain in greater detail".

I assume you've experienced long delays on texting between Globe and SMART or vice versa?

I've never come across any other Telco being as manipulative towards their customers as PLDT/SMART.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Globe Telecom Files Charges vs 13 WIMAX Fraudsters

 Seized WIMAX modems

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Globe Telecom has filed charges against 13 individuals involved in the illegal sale and installation of hacked Globe WIMAX modems and Tattoo sticks since the start of the year.

Twelve of these individuals have already been charged with cases for violation of Republic Act 8484 or the Access Devices Regulations Act while one of the suspects was charged with theft.

In most of the cases, the modus operandi has been to pull-out the WIMAX modem from legitimate subscribers on pretext of an upgrade. The modems are then reconfigured and sold at a one-time cost payment.

Black Beauty Shampoo : Keeps The Hair Your Best Asset

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Having fine hair is something that I like but hate at the same time. Kind of confusing don't you think?

Fine hair is generally is a term used if the diameter of your hair strand is thinner than the normal or the average diameter. This could also mean that the hair can look limp and lifeless if applied with too much products.

I've had several occasions where my fine hair looked dull and limp. Its more embarrassing to see photos of it! But fret not, here are some fixes you could do for your hair.

DOT Kicks Off More Fun Activities in Intramuros

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Intramuros Administration launch “Kultura…Musika…Saya!” featuring Intramuros Rocks, a free-admission concert at the Maestranza Park of the Walled City scheduled on 5 July 2013.

Intramuros Rocks serves as a kick-off activity of the many programs and events under the Intramuros Redevelopment Plan, aimed at promoting cultural appreciation and heritage awareness to the public, especially the youth. The concert will feature bands and artists including Shamrock, Spirit of ‘67, Pilipinas Got Talent finalist Zilent Overload, and many others. There will also be a bazaar featuring food stalls and booths selling local handicraft, tribal arts, and other novelty items within the newly restored Maestranza Park.

The venue, also called Almacenes Curtain Wall, is situated right beside the Pasig River and was a former storehouse and soldier’s quarter during the Spanish time. Formerly the seat of Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines, Intramuros is home to important historical sites and tourist spots such as Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, San Agustin Church and Casa Manila.

PhilMusic Meetup : 10 Questions About the MeetUp

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Here's a message from the Host of the PhilMusic Community MeetUp

Hi everyone,

With the PhilMusic meetup coming tomorrow (July 5, 2013), we would like to take this chance answer some if not all of the questions that are regularly popping up. So here goes:

1. What the Heck is
The domain was registered in December 1996, making this one of the longest surviving Philippine dotcom domains. The site itself went through all sorts of versions, from a music scene blog to its current life as a community forum site for local musicians.

2. When is the PhilMusic Meetup?
It takes place on Friday, July 5, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Or until SM Aura closes!

PLDT KaAsenso Co-Presents the PhilSME Expo

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The leading communications and business solutions provider, PLDT KaAsenso, co-presents this year’s premier business expo dedicated to nation building, empowering SMEs and nurturing entrepreneurship, the PHILIPPINE SME BUSINESS EXPO 2013 – “Your Business Gateway” to be held on July 12-14, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center Taguig.

This recent partnership with PLDT KaAsenso featuring their advocacy in empowering SMEs in the country includes their newly launched “Cyberya”, the solution for those who want to start their own business for a small capital.

Leading telecommunications and business solutions provider, PLDTKaAsenso co-presents this year’sPhilippine SME Business Expo. MediaCom Solutions Inc., in partnership with Esquire Financing Inc., and co-presented by PLDT KaAsenso brings you this year’s premier business expo dedicated to empower the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country. This three-day event is happening on July 12 – 14, 2013 at the newly constructed SMX Convention Center Taguig, located at the 3rd floor of SM Aura Premier.

Hilltop Pools in Antipolo, Rizal : Family Bonding Experience

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Summer vacation is a great time for family and friends to have fun and bond with each other. It gives us time to know each and everyone in the family. We learn many things about them, their likes and dislikes, their favorites and so much more.
Last summer, we had some family reunions. We had one in Antipolo and just recently in Laguna. A birthday party of two of my cousins was held in Laguna, it was in a private resort. I'm not really sure about the name but it has air conditioned rooms and had 2 pools, the other one is a kiddie pool and it has a slide. This was a much simpler resort compared to those I've been to.

I am not really close to that side of my family since they're from Quezon, but I can say I had fun because I was with my cousins who are close to me.

Buddha Bar with DJ Ravin Holds Album Launch and Drink, Dine, Drive Promo to Win a Jaguar XF 2014

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Buddha-Bar Manila, part of a Paris-based international franchise, is a hotspot that is all the rage nowadays among Manila’s stylish set and party-loving denizens. Proud of its rich lifestyle heritage and formidable celebrity following, Buddha-Bar Manila goes the extra mile as it understands its patrons’ desire to have a good time while enjoying fantastic food and talk with friends and dancing to the music as they party the night away.

Buddha-Bar Manila played host to Buddha-Bar XV’s album launch with DJ Ravin last June 28. A post party extravaganza dubbed as “Fete de la Musique” follows the launch in partnership with the French Embassy and Alliance Francaise de Manille.

Lucky winners also got to bring home an iconic French luxury brand bag, one (1) PRADA and BVLGARI sunnies from Sun Glass Hut, some perfumes from Carolina Herrera, and a Boracay Trip for two (2) with air fare and hotel accommodations.

Partyphiles have reasons to celebrate in style and win a luxury Jaguar car as well. On the same night, Buddha-Bar Manila also launched its “DRINK. DINE. DRIVE” promo. The prize at stake is a brand new Jaguar XF 2014. Every Php 5000 single receipt purchase from July 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014 enables a customer a chance to drive home a brand new Jaguar XF 2014.

A friend of mine got to drink, dine, party and will soon be driving in style (with a chauffeur) in a brand new Jaguar XF 2014 as the event also gave away  a 24 hour ride in a Jaguar to anywhere in Metro Manila. She plans to get her win on her birthday this August to make her natal day so cool and awesome.

It is, needless to say, an event that was so spectacular.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Nestle Choose Wellness on July 13 and 14

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Mark your calendars for the Nestlé Choose Wellness Expo 2013!

Nestle Choose Wellness Expo 2013 will be held at the Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall on July 13-14, 2013.

Admission is absolutely FREE!!!

Just register for the event until July 10 (click here-

Globe's Social Media Campaign Wins International Awards

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I would like to share with you this good news re-posted from ABS-CBN about Globe's Social Media Campaign. 
Social Media presence is a big thing right now and it will still be in the next years giving everyone the most influential means of sharing information with the most number of recipients.

Almost everyone is connected and online through the Internet via their mobile phones or tablets. You will be extremely out of the loop if you fail to take advantage of the benefits of social media.

That is why all companies are making great efforts to boost their social media presence to remain competitive in the global market.

The Owl Premiere Signing Event at Fully Booked BGC

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Be at FULLY BOOKED at FORT BGC Branch on Sunday, JULY 7, from 1-4 pm for the premiere of THE OWL #1.

Meet and greet series artist HEUBERT KHAN MICHAEL, get your comics signed, take a picture, commission a sketch, and of course...take advantage of our 1-DAY SIGNING EVENT SALE!

Variants and Comic Sets - 20% OFF.
Vintage Comics - 10% off.
Posters / Action Figures / Statues / T-shirts - 10% off.
plus...ALL BACK ISSUES IN OUR BINS - only P100 each!

And with every purchase of THE OWL #1, receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win some dynamite prizes. Plus, receive an additional raffle ticket for every P500 purchased on that day. Winners must be present to win at the raffle draw which will be held at approximately 4 pm.

We are now accepting advance reservations for sketch requests from Heubert. Cost is only P500 per character.

Limited slots available, so sign up today.


PhilMusic Community MeetUp

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This is your chance to network and exchange ideas with members of the biggest online community of musicians in the Philippines,

The meetup is a rare opportunity to allow moderators and community members of to meet and discuss the site. founder Jim Ayson will also be a speaker at the conference on July 5, giving a talk on current trends in digital music distribution. is one of the longest lasting Philippine dotcom domains, registered in December 1996. Having gone through many incarnations from its beginnings as an award-winning music scene blog, the site is now an online community servicing both amateur and professional musicians.

The web forum remains the heart of the community, with 75,535 registered members, posting over 1,919,435 Posts in 86,898 topics. The forum continues to generate high web traffic, averaging 1.5M pageviews a month.

The PhilMusic Facebook Page has over 15,100 likes and the discussion Facebook group has 3,253 members.

Toonami 3x3 Hoops Showdown : Which School Will Reign Supreme?

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Toonami is the ultimate home of the hero, featuring many top-rated action series such as Young Justice, Dragon Ball Z, Max Steel, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Toonami is operated and distributed in Asia by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc., a Time Warner Company.

The Philippines’ most exciting superhero channel now brings together the country’s young basketball stars for the TOONAMI 3x3 HOOPS SHOWDOWN on July 13 at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia. Gates open at 11 a.m. and admission is free.

Students from 10 schools across the metro will be going head to head in four-member teams, competing across three age divisions.

“As the ultimate home of the superhero, Toonami is proud to give young basketball fans a chance to be heroes on the court, playing a sport that they love,” said Ben Adams, Regional Marketing Manager, Turner International Asia Pacific.

Philips SoundDot : Bring Your Music Everywhere

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This is your daily soundtrack, in a dot!

Get up, clean the house, shower, go to work or school, sleep, and eat in between. These are activities we’ve turned into a routine everyday—give or take a few parties and/or vacations. Wouldn’t we all want to change it up a little to make doing these things much more fun?

Spice up your day by throwing in some music into the mix, using a portable mp3 player that you can bring with you anywhere, no matter what you’re doing.

“The Philips SoundDot range can be used for almost any activity,” remarks Ms. Poi San Mok, Philips Marketing Manager for Lifestyle Entertainment. “It’s compact and with an advanced yet delightfully simple design, making it a reliable mp3 player that’s small in size but big on fun.”

She also adds, “You can use it while you’re cooking, driving on your way to work, hiking, reading, or while you’re simply taking a stroll in the park. All you have to do is to clip it on or slip it into your pocket and it won’t bother you at all.”

Designed for convenience, these mp3 players are equipped with LED and sound indicators for swift navigation. Each SoundDot includes a built-in clip for hands-free use, and also lets you enjoy up to 6 hours of music playback.

Encanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa, Laguna : Great Rides, Long Queues

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The summer of 2013 was the first summer I spent at our new house. We moved last June 2012. Everything was new to me, since the surroundings are far different from where I lived 15 years ago.

My family and I have to adjust greatly, we have to work together to clean the house, wash the dishes, and do the laundry, since my parents decided not to have someone to help us around the house. We didn’t let all these things consume us, we still went out and bond as family.

One day, without even planning anything, we went to Enchanted Kingdom, or EK for short, which is located in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. 

Korean Culture Caravan at UP Diliman

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The Korean Cultural Center and Korean Tourism Organization, in cooperation with UP Asian Center, will be holding a Korean Culture Caravan on July 13, 2013 at UP Diliman.

Activities include lectures about Korean Culture, free Sagunja and Fan Dance class and performances by Dasuri Choi and KCC Traditional Fan Dance Team!

Online registration is now open until July 10. Reserve your slots now!

THIS IS FOR FREE and open to all!

Wazzup Pilipinas is Proud Media Partner of the 1st Philippine BPO Virtual Assistant Conference

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We are proud to be the online media partner of the very first Philippine BPO Virtual Assistant Conference to be held on July 20, that's a Saturday at the Informatics College in Eastwood.

William Elvin Launches Debut CD Album

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Theater actor - director, musical director and composer William Elvin has finally launched his debut CD album --- DisConTechNoThisContent: The Musicalienation of William Elvin.

In 2005, William decided to stop writing songs and playing music. His friends in the UST band/rock scene were being signed by major record labels. EMI Philippines was starting to position Hale to be one of the biggest rock acts of the 2000s. Sony BMG followed suit with the signing of Callalily. The two bands spearheaded the 'pogi-rock' movement (a term used with both marketing and derogatory intentions, as William remembers it) in mainstream Pinoy pop in the mid-2000s.

A few months later, rock bands were ruling the airwaves while WilIiam and his band The Barpins, was stuck playing in the now-defunct 'Mayric's', a small rock and roll bar along Espana, Manila. Frustrated, he promised to himself not to go back to that scene, and pursue a different artistic medium. That decision led William to the Theatre Arts program in the University of the Philippines.  

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bantay Bellfry Tower : Who Said Old Isn't Beautiful

Belfry Beauty

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Climb up into the highest point of the belfry and watch-tower.

Bantay Belfry is a must see for travelers, not only because of its historical and cultural importance but also because of its perfect view of Vigan.

It is called the Bantay Belfry because it is located in the Bantay district of Vigan along the national highway. It was said to be the people’s watchtower, part of the city’s defense that helps in alerting it against possible enemies. It was built in 1591.

Aquaria: The Newest Beach Resort in Calatagan, Batangas

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I was very fortunate that I got invited at a special event held at Aquaria Beach Resort located in Playa Calatagan, Batangas.

Actually, I was never originally part of the event but I think I was destined to be there because everything else came into place. Would you believe I got the confirmation to join the event just one hour before the meetup? Hahaha

Yes, I quickly grabbed my bag and packed inside just the basic things like my wallet, camera, and some other necessities, and hurriedly stormed out of our home, ran towards the main street, and took a taxi cab. I was told that departure time from the meetup place was at 7:30 am so I exerted all efforts to be there. I did not even took a shower, anyway, we're going to the beach!

I smell really good! Lol!

Casita Ysabel : A Paradise Weekend Getaway in Mabini, Batangas

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My first impression of Casita Ysabel was immediately replaced with awe when I finally went in and saw the entirety of the resort. It was like a small paradise haven. So tranquil and peaceful, so solemn and beautiful, so damn great!

It was like a photographers delight as every corner of the place was perfect for picture taking. I brought with me two cameras and both had an 8 gb memory capacity on them and plus an extra 16 gb memory card in my bag's pocket, and another old 2 gb memory card as well tucked in another point shoot camera.....and believe me when I say, it was not enough. I had to take a lot of shots so I can forever capture the beauty of this paradise-like resort.

Highlight of My Summer School Break 2013

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Preparing for the college entrance tests was one of the highlights of my vacation. My friends and I decided to enroll ourselves at PTS Review Center. We were told that we are to attend six days of review classes and follow the M-W-F schedule that was given to us.

For six days, I have to wake up early, fix myself, and travel alone in the morning. My friends and I have to meet each other somewhere in Santolan. And when everybody has arrived, we will be heading to LRT Santolan Station, buy cards, ride the train, and walk (or run) until we reached our destination. It’s very tiring, but still, we enjoyed it! Lots of hilarious and as expected, unforgettable experiences happened on our way.

We are always late, but who cares? We are half of the class. Haha! The place was great, the teachers were cool, especially Sir Ros and Sir Enrico, and our classmates were also okay. Just like a typical class, our class is composed of very random students, there’s the funny one, the annoying brats, the nerds, the quiet one, etc. 

The Need to Masturbate : Unwritten Code Number Fapty-Five

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Get a Chance to Win a Domestic Flight From Air Asia at the WU! FEST 2013

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Whether you're fresh off the plane (FOP) or a balikbayan rediscovering your beloved birthplace, WU! is here to help you find out Whats Up in Manila. The best part is: It's all FREE!

Here's more great news featuring another event from WU! that's already the talk of the town - WU! FEST 2013!!!

WU! FEST 2013 is an all ages outdoor festival happening on July 6 featuring all of the favorite activities you would enjoy at a fair. This first annual event will showcase over 50 booths providing food, drinks and a wide variety of entertainment.... - meaning PARTY til you drop!!! There's no better place to spend your Saturdays than the A. Venue in Makati Avenue celebrating WU! FEST!!!

Aside from the PARTY!!!, you'll also get the chance to win a domestic flight courtesy of Air Asia, one of the generous sponsors of the WU! FEST!!! Wow!!!

Check out a few more of the awesome things waiting for you at WU! FEST 2013!!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

One Gospel Prayer Day

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Our God is an ALL NATIONS God, and one day all peoples will have heard about His gift of salvation in the Person of Jesus Christ.

Continuing the global movement of the One Gospel Conference, One Gospel Prayer Days affirm that we are at our mightiest when we are on our knees in prayer.

Join us as we hear and learn from a missionary focusing on tribal communities. But more importantly, join us as we pray!

Prayer Focus: Tribal Communities


See you there! 

You and your friends are more than welcome!

Party of Life to Give Hope to Children with Cancer

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Philippine Educational Charities(PEC), & presents to you one of the most wonderful events to happen this year. Its the 2nd Annual Party of life to give hope to children with Cancer 2013 to be held on July 12 at 10 am at the Philippine Childrens Medical Center in Quezon City Philippines.

We welcome all to join in a very special event celebrating the lives of more then 400 children with cancer along with their family.

This is a great day for the children and their family to enjoy a day of smiles and happiness. For the children to forget their cancer and to be a kid again for a few hours.

White Party Manila 2013 Evolution

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White Party Manila 2013 EVOLUTION
JULY 6, 2013 | 8PM
Metrotent, Metrowalk Ortigas
SM Tickets 02 470 22 22

P500.00 WALK-IN
P350.00 VIA SM Tickets

P1,200.00 WALK-IN
P1,000.00 VIA SM Tickets for
Elevated Area VIP RED, VIP BLUE

Music by Johne Bagacina | Father and Son (Arnel Castillo and Clyde Harris) | Ace Ramos | Travis Monsod | Cal Soesanto | DBT.

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Fat Sick and Nearly Dead Free Screening

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100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well-- with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health.

With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long-term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.

Sam Perkins the NBA Legend To Visit Manila To Promote NBA Global Games Philippines 2013

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NBA Legend Sam Perkins and former member of the Indiana Pacers will be in Manila from July 1 – July 4 to promote the upcoming NBA Global Games Philippines 2013. The game, which will be played at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday, October 10, is part of the NBA’s comprehensive Global Games schedule and will be the league’s first preseason game in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia.

Perkins will headline the ‘100 Day Countdown’ event, conduct mall visits and participate in special programs conducted by the NBA and SM Group.

The NBA Global Games will see eight NBA teams play in eight cities in six countries this October. The schedule—which will also feature the Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards—will also include the first-ever NBA preseason game in Brazil, and in the cities of Bilbao, Spain, and Manchester, England. It will also include games in Beijing, Istanbul, Shanghai, and Taipei.

The Philippine Transit App Challenge : I.T. Competition for Intelligent Trip-Planning by the DOTC

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The launch of the first national transport application (app) development competition led by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) will be heldtomorrow, 2 July 2013, in partnership with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Cebu City Government.

In a move to maximize the conveniences made possible by modern technology in delivering its services to the people, the transport agency is opening its database on bus, train, and jeepney routes in Metro Manila, called the Philippine Transit Information Service (PTIS), to the public, via the Philippine Transit App Challenge.

The competition will be a three (3)-month long hack-at-home event – a new trend in the IT community which allows software developers to create apps at their own pace and on their own time, using the same datasets provided to them. Based on the international experience, hack-at-home events lead to the development of a broad spectrum of apps, many of which were not previously conceived and which give end-users a wide range of products to utilize and enjoy.

Roxanne Barcelo is on the Cover of FHM 100 Sexiest 2013

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Filipino-American actress, model and singer Roxanne Barcelo shows off her curve and skin as she graces the cover page of FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women of the World supplement magazine for this month of July 2013.

The 28-year-old was one of the 14 housemates of ABS-CBN's Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition. She became finalist on ABC's Hollywood Dream before joining the Big Brother House.

Barcelo co-hosted GMA Network’s children's show via "Art Angel" in 2010 with the original host Tonypet Gaba replacing former hosts Pia Archangel and Krystal Reyes.

Sarah Jessica Parker Jasmine Curtis Smith and Julia Montes in the Covers of Mega Magazine July 2013

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I am hearing collective gasps and sighs when MEGA Magazine announced they have Julia Montes and Jasmine Curtis-Smith in one cover and Sarah Jessica Parker on another!

I am buying the July 2013 issue of MEGA Magazine for sure!

Mega welcomes the second half of 2013 with 2 MEGA Magazine covers. They're unveiling them first on so make sure you visit now! #MEGAJulyIssue.

Style icon @SJP #SarahJessicaParker and #JasmineAndJuliaOnMEGA meets the #1 Fashion Magazine in the #Philippines!

It's#SJPonMEGAMagazine and this July 2013, completing our two part cover.

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