Saturday, October 5, 2013

Megan Young is Going Home to the Philippines on October 11

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"See you soon, Philippines ♥♡♥"- @meganbata Megan Young
I'm just reposting some newsworthy announcement that I'm sure every Filipino will be excited about:

Recenly crowned Miss World of 2013 Megan Young returns to Manila on October 11, ABS-CBN reports.

Cory Quirino, director of Miss World Philippines has confirmed the news. "Parating na siya. Darating siya Thursday," she said. The 23-year-old actress and model, who has fulfilled her dream to take part and win in an international beauty contest, is the first Filipino to win the coveted crown. 

Upon her return to Metro Manila, she is expected to be welcomed with a parade around the metropolis, in the historic tradition accorded to Gemma Cruz (for winning the Miss International title in 1964) and Gloria Diaz (for winning the Miss Universe title in 1969), among other past Filipina winners in international contests. 

Megan's arrival will thus be another moment in the history, pop culture, and social life of Manila. - via RAPPLER

Daylight - Good News about the Philippines and Pinoys vol. 3 Issue 35

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These articles are from the Daylight - Good news about the Philippines and Pinoys from the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO).

“Today, we find ourselves at a time where we are cleaning up and strengthening our systems and processes; at a time when we once more face a crossroads—if we choose what is right and what is straight, this is the path that will bring us to true and meaningful change in society. It is my hope that, as a people, we will see today’s destruction of the culture of corruption as part of our goal to achieve inclusive growth.”

-President Benigno S. Aquino III, in the speech on October 2, 2013, where he announced more government-reform initiatives, including sweeping changes in the Bureau of Customs

Click here to read full speech.

DJ Tiesto Live In Manila : Club Life at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

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DJ Tiesto Live in Manila! Tiesto Club Life with the hot DJ babe TigerLily and DJ Martin Pulgar from Republiq as opening numbers. The event was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last October 3, 2013.

Thank you to Acer Philippines for including me in the VIP guest list. Thank you for all the Smirnoff Vodka and Johnny Walker Scotch Whisky and the privilege to try out a new Acer phablet prototype that has not been released yet in the market.

With a VIP admission price of Php 10,000, I really have to thank Acer for treating us to the DJ Tiesto event.

The actual show started at 10 pm and ended at around 3 am the following morning.

Thank you also to AMPR for the Starbucks pre-event dinner, Pizza Hut snacks during the show, and McDonalds after-event breakfast. Until next time!!!

Dell Philippines Unveils New Commercial PC Product Lines

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Dell listens to their customers. They try their best to outdo the competition and even their own technology by delivering to the consumers the most innovative technology and services that give us the power to do more.

Dell Philippines recently unveiled the newest additions to its secure, manageable and reliable line of commercial PCs: the Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks, Latitude 5000 Series and Latitude 3000 Series laptops, plus a few more products like the Dell OptiPlex 9020 All-In-One, and the Dell Precision workstations M4800 and M6800, along with the T3610, T5610, and T7610 towers.

The unveiling was launched at the K-Pub BBQ Meat All You Can Korean Restaurant in BGC Taguig where members of the media were invited to witness their new line of products.

With this new suite, Dell balances sophisticated design, quality construction and uncompromised durability to offer businesses of all sizes a wide variety of solutions.

Majestic Puraran Surfing Cup 2013 : May The Best Surfer Win!

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The most awaited national surfing competition in Puraran, Baras, Catanduanes is happening on October 18 - 20, 2013! 

The Majestic Puraran Surfing Cup 2013 is an annual surfing competition organized by the Local Government Unit of Baras, in partnership with the Provincial Government of Catanduanes and the Catandungan Festival Committee, with the support of the DOT Regional Office 5 and other government agencies and private sectors as sponsors.

The surfing competition which has been continually running for the past 8 years as an integral part of the Catandungan Festival is eaermarked to be held as a pre-activity to the Catandungan Festival on October 18 – 20, 2013 at Puraran Beach, Baras, Catanduanes, the home of the Majestic Waves and the Surfing capital of Bicol.

Mastering Online Ranking Conference 2013 : The Most Actionable and Content-Packed SEO Conference of 2013

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This is going to be another big bang! If you really want actionable and content packed SEO Conference, this is it.

The Mastering Online Ranking Conference 2013 is scheduled on October 26-27, 2013 at the Tanza Oasis Hotel and Resort at KM 41 at Barangay Capipisa East in Tanza, Cavite.

There will be a Php 3,000 per person conference fee inclusive of 2 days and 1 night accommodation at an awesome hotel and resort shared room (separate men and women), transportation from Makati to the venue and back, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast and 2 Snacks plus overflowing water and coffee, use of resort amenities and wi-fi usage.

Just look at the 10 speakers invited to talk: There's a Vice President, a CEO, a Manager, a Founder, a Director, among other equally great technopreneurs. It's a great line up of speakers successful in their own respective fields.

GoinOut Social Networking App : Very Much APPreciated!

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Gotta love the Pick-Up Line "I must be dancing with the Devil, because you're HOT as HELL!" It's one of the pick-up lines I see in an app that I just downloaded a few minutes ago.

I reviewed a social networking app that lets you know of exciting events happening globally while interacting with your online friends and other subscribers. Since my blog is all about anything and everything happening in Manila, or the Philippines as a whole, and even outside the country for events  and issues which every Filipino share the interests globally, I believe I would APPreciate this app very much.

I welcome the relaunch of a new network app called GOINOUT - the premier dedicated nightlife social networking platform.

Trying out the app was so fun and it was very easy for me to navigate around the program. I logged in using my Facebook account so I didn't have to register, and it was really user-friendly. Easily comprehensible instructions and I was surprised that quite a number of my online friends, especially the ones who are always out on a gimmick checking out the different bars, clubs and other events places.

Acne Can't Be Cured But It Can Be Controlled Especially With Proactiv

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Acne may be a very common sight for many of us. It is a human disease that many under-estimate. We all went to the stage when we were bothered by acne, and some of us even had the worst kind, having acne occupying almost our entire face and even all over our body. While some were lucky enough to have only a few coming out to tease us but still acne was there as a threat to a flawless facial skin.

The disease is characterized by areas of skin that may turn scaly red, with blackheads and whiteheads, pinheads, large papules, pimples, and possibly scarring. It affects mostly skin in the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back.

Acne is common, complex and chronic, and NOT curable. But it is controllable.

Acne must be taken seriously. It is a common misconception that it can be cured. The only way to deal with acne is to manage, control and prevent it as you outgrow it. And of course, to use Proactiv

X Means Love : A Campaign to Raise Cervical Cancer Awareness

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Cervical cancer claims lives in an alarming rate! Not everyone knows that it can be prevented, and the discovery of the cancer only normally occurs at a stage when it is already at its worst.

We really need to run a campaign to raise the awareness of the people especially the women who are the most number of affected by the cancer.

I have heard of a few of my relatives that died of this dreaded cervical cancer so I am in full support of all campaigns that would aggressively inform people of how to fight it.
GSK, in partnership with ABS-CBN Foundation, BayaniJuan, and local medical societies, Bravehearts and Healthway, launches new campaign to raise cervical cancer awareness.

A new campaign was recently launched to increase awareness of cervical cancer that claims the lives of many Filipino women . Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the country, with an estimated 4,800 mothers, daughters, wives, and girl friends diagnosed each year. Every day, there are 12 Filipino women who die from this disease1, which is preventable through regular screening and vaccination.

Enchanted Farm Cafe from Gawad Kalinga

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I got an invite to meetup at a place called the Enchanted Farm Cafe that is said to be located in Commonwealth, Quezon City.

Now, I remember the same cafe that we went a few months ago. This was where I bought a Bayani Brew drink to quench my thirst while on the road on our way to the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm in Bulacan.

They sell many interesting products at the Enchanted Farm Cafe whose portion of the income or revenues goes to the Gawad Kalinga programs.

The Enchanted Farm Cafe is a story of faith, passion and love of country. It is a project originally launched by Gawad Kalinga Center for Social Innovation (CSI) to bridge Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan to the city market. Its original concept was to test social enterprise products and to create a platform where GK Enchanted Farm’s organic vegetables could be sold.

Boundaries Can Be Defeated!

Orpheus and Eurydice (Greek Mythology)
credits: to the owner

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Are you fond of Greek Mythology? If yes then you must have known the sad love story of Orpheus and Eurydice. The two lovers who tried to defeat the boundaries of death.

If you haven't heard of the story yet then let me give you a summary.

Orpheus was the son of Apollo and he was a very gifted musician whose music could charm mortals, animals and the trees. Eurydice was the wife of Orpheus, the two of them showed how much they love each other, that even death is can never separate the two. 

One day Eurydice was wandering with the nymphs. A shepherd named Aristaeus attempted to make advance towards Eurydice. Because of fear Eurydice ran off. While running she was bitten by a snake and died. 

Being so grief stricken Orpheus played his sorrows in his music which was heard by gods and men.Orpheus then came up with an idea and went to the underworld. He played music that made Hades, king of the underworld, decide to give Eurydice back to Orpheus. But in one certain condition. And that is to never look back to Eurydice unless they are already out of the underworld.

Friday, October 4, 2013

UNTV's Bread n' Butter Receives Its Third Award of the Year! More Awards Before the Year Ends?

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It is no doubt a winning streak for UNTV's Bread n' Butter show for it is once again recognized for its valiant efforts to promote Filipino entrepreneurship and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country through its travel cum business show.

Congratulations to Rodel Flordeliz, host of UNTV Bread n' Butter show, for being awarded by the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc.(AFFI) as one of the Franchise Enablers in the Media category.

This is Bread n' Butter's third award for the year. Are we expecting more soon before the year ends?

The award was given earlier today, October 4, 2013, at the World Trade Center during the 12th Filipino Franchise Show.

In the picture above with Rodel is Fiorgelato/FiorCafe owner Mr. Ricardo Cuna and GMB president Mr. Armando Bartolome.

Weekends with Sipat : Blank-Ticketed Workshops

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Weekends with Sipat is a blank-ticketed workshop series offered during Saturdays. For every session,  people who are experts in each of their own fields are invited to share what they know with the participants, whether through a talk or through a workshop.

These workshops are open to everyone and are blank-ticketed, which mean you determine the value of  exchange.

For the month of October, the sessions will be on the 12th "Tula ng Kalye" with OG Sacred and "Design, Performance, and Urban Planning" on the 26th with Julia Nebrija

Text 09175008753 for reservations or queries!

8th PCP Professional Photography and Journalism Workshop at Los Banos, Laguna

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The Philippine Center For Photojournalism (PCP) Professional Photojournalism workshop is back, the only comprehensive workshop given by working photojournalists. The five-day workshop tackles all the areas requisite in the practice of photojournalism in today’s media landscape. Participants will go thru an extensive workshop in areas such as composition, best practices at work, industry trends and a hands-on field exercise to be delivered and facilitated by today’s top photojournalists from different publications and agencies.

Instructors and mentors include: Alex Baluyut, freelance photographer and mentor in Masterclass in Documentary Photography (MCDP) and Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ); Jimmy Domingo, freelance photographer and teacher at the Ateneo de Manila and De La Salle University; Luis Liwanag, freelance photographer and mentor in Wide Open Workshop; Gil Nartea, Malacañang Photo Bureau, Raymond Panaligan, freelance photographer, Fernando Sepe, photo editor of; Gigie Cruz-Sy, freelance photographer, Joe Torres, Editor of UCA News and Rem Zamora, photojournalist from

The workshop has produced alumni who have made a career in photojournalism. Several participants went on to study the Diploma in Photojournalism course at the Ateneo’s Asian Center for Journalism. Other past participants went on to work in newspapers or NGOs. Majority of the workshop participants went back to their jobs armed with a better understanding of how photography and photojournalism can contribute to their places of work.

This year’s workshop will be held from November 6 to 10 at the TREES Guesthouse, UP Los Baños, Laguna.

Sinead O' Connor Writes Miley Cyrus an Open Letter

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Irish singer Sinead O' Connor, the singer who infamously ripped a photo of Pope John Paul II on National television (Saturday Night Live) calling the Church as the "real enemy", has an open letter for Miley Cyrus.

You really gotta love or hate her insanity, but there is no doubt that her songs are great and this one act of reaching out to the 20-year old singer Miley Cyrus deserves a praise.

Wrecking Ball's controversial video was inspired by Sinead O' Connor's song Nothing Compares 2 U. She said she was compelled to warn Cyrus that she is being "pimped" by the pop industry.

Now who among our Filipino singers would do the same act of goodness for the new young singers out there that already have the tendency to get lost in the wild side?..and further inspired to follow the crazy path of the former Disney teen star. Think skimpy outfits, too much revealing cleavage, skin-tight body hugging outfits, etc.

Below is the full text of O'Connor's blogpost:

Ulm: Method and Design Exhibit at the Yuchengco Museum

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The ulm: method and design | ulm school of design exhibition focuses on research into, and visualization of, the "Ulm Model," exploring its effects up to the present day. Using large-format photos, text panels, an illustrated synopsis, models, graphic works, draft designs, products, a "tower of books," and videos, it shows the great variety of intellectual approaches, procedures, and results of the school's work.

From its existence in 1953 through 1968, the Ulm School of Design was one of the most important contemporary design academies. It saw itself as an international institution for teaching, research, and development in the field of design. Students from many different countries were drawn to Ulm, attracted not only by the interdisciplinary aspects of the training program, but also by the names of founders and teachers. The special methodology used in Ulm is still internationally influential today in design teaching. Known as the "Ulm Model," it has helped define what it means to be a professional industrial designer.

Yuchengco Museum invites you to the exhibit Ulmer Modelle | Modelle Nach Ulm (Ulm: Method and Design | Ulm School of Design) on Wednesday, October 16, until November15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Yuchengco Museum located at the G/F RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala & Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati.

Stay tuned for updates on the October 16 Art Walk and other exhibit programs. : Get the Hottest Music Hits and Win Awesome Prizes

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Download your favorite music and get a chance to win exciting prizes at

Do you know that you can download the latest hits straight to your mobile phone while getting the chance to win P50,000 cash or a brand new iPhone5?

With InstaNalo, not only do you get your music fix, you also get the chance to join the raffle to win exciting prizes, including P50,000 and a brand new iPhone5! The best part is that you don’t have to wait for draw dates! You can help activate the draw date by inviting friends to join InstaNalo. The more people you invite, the faster the draw date!

How to join? All you have to do is visit and subscribe to any of the services: full-track songs or mp3 tones. These will be sent to your mobile phone twice a week and each time you get your content, you get a raffle entry! You can even choose from pop songs, love songs, or RnB songs. For mp3 tones, take a pick from love mp3, emo mp3, or easy mp3.

Million People March @ Ayala to Highlight Unity Against Pork Barrel Among Diverse Groups

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Unaffiliated activists, economists, faith-based leaders, young workers, students, and artists unite with groups of diverse political persuasions tomorrow, October 4 at the Million People March @ Ayala. The highlight of the program, which will be from 3 to 8 pm, is a ceremony dubbed as Ingay Sa Liwanag, which will be accompanied by a noise barrage.

The rally grounds are here :

The Philippine National Police will start re-routing from 10 am, when organizers start installing their stage and other logistics.

The program, which will be from 3 pm to 8 pm will feature former national treasurer and professor Leonor Briones, Dr. Giovanni Tapang and Lidy Nakpil of the Freedom from Debt Coalition, in brief discussions of pork from past budgets to the current so-called "porkless" legislation that was approved on second reading by the House of Representatives.

Smart Bro Live and Loud : The Country's First Interactive Concert

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Pinoys get ‘Augmented Reality’ treatment at Smart’s first interactive concert.

Virtual and physical worlds will collide as Smart Communications, Inc. brings augmented reality technology to the Smart Bro Live and Loud concert, the telco’s first-ever interactive music event that will put audiences in control of their entertainment choices.

Using only their smartphones and tablets, Filipinos who want to experience augmented reality (AR) technology can simply point their devices at any Smart Bro Live and Loud concert poster scattered across Metro Manila and published in major newspapers to experience this unique innovation firsthand.

The AR-powered posters are located in Smart stores, gadget and PC outlets around major malls in Metro Manila, including those located Robinson’s Galleria, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Fairview, Glorietta 2, Alabang Town Center, and Trinoma, among many others.

As an added bonus, smartphone and tablet users who are willing to try out this interactive technology will be rewarded at the end of the experience by entering Smart Bro’s Live and Loud Microsite and register for free tickets to the concert, happening on October 4 at the TriNoMa Mindanao Parking area.

Puppy Crushed to Death By Three Ladies

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Every netizen is infuriated with another viral issue spreading like wild fire online about three ladies crushing to death a puppy with their bare feet. 

My daughter said there is even a video of this "Puppy Crushing" in YouTube. She was traumatized by it she can't sleep and was crying when she reached out to me for comfort. I'm not sure if it's still up and I don't dare try posting it here or even a link. It's so cruel to find out that human beings can do such a thing.

It's truly sad when people act without compassion to life. Doesn't matter if it's not human. All living beings are equal.

I felt so angry as I watched the video. I couldn't even finished watching their devilish acts! Sana sarili na lang nila ang pinagtatapakan nila. Mga walang kaluluwa! Maputulan sana kayo ng mga paa!

Mark Lindo : Another Photo Plagiarist Like Mark Joseph Solis

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"Looks like we have another "Mark Solis"..... in the person of another Mark.... This time Marky Lindo . This guy has been stealing @[728175242:2048:Manny Libres Librodo] photos and changing the watermarks and claiming them as his own... so beware people! Keep away from this guy. I saw mutual friends on his list. He's even Tesda approved hahahaha. The f#ck with that." - Peter Jaena
Whoever is this guy, ang tigas ng mukha! Panget pa ng watermark nya! Baka naman Photoshop ang tinuturo nya...Kung paano magbura at magkabit ng sariling watermark. Ang haba pa ng lens! Manny Librodo works pa ang naisip nakawin. Bigyan ng jacket! Hahaha!Iyan ang mga taong nakahawak at nakabili lang ng DSLR pro na. Iyon pala pro nakaw ang post niya! Kamote talaga buhay! Nakawan na sa Senate, nakawan pa din sa photography! Grabe! No wonder puro magnanakaw karamihan sa gobyerno! Picture nga lang sa web ninanakaw na, what more ang perang di pinaghihirapan?

I was just shock to know na malala na pala ang talamak na gawain na photograbbing sa Pilipinas. TESDA certified photograbber! Baka naman product of UNIVERSITY OF RECTO yung TESDA certificate.

Zest Air to be Rebranded as AirAsia Zest

Wazzup Pilipinas!There was a rebranding that happened over the weekend to an airline company, and it's already all over the news lately especially online as I can see images of the new brand when I Google for it.
Maan Hontiveros, president and CEO of PH AirAsia, said Zest Air will be rebranded sometime September or October, and now it has finally taken place.

The rebranding was done to offer Filipinos more choices, better value and enhanced services across a combined, larger network, Zest Air is to be rebranded as AirAsia Zest.

Zest Air is now flying with AirAsia, The World’s Best Low Cost Airline. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) approved “AirAsia Zest” as the new brand name of Zest Airways, Inc. CAB also approved the new logo of Zest Airways, Inc., wherein the Zest name has been incorporated into the iconic red hot circle, which is the signature logo of AirAsia.

AirAsia Zest Chairman Mikee Romero said, “We are excited to introduce AirAsia Zest, and what it represents. With our alliance, we are well positioned to offer our guests the strength of our combined network of domestic and international routes and unrivaled daily low fares, proving a world class travel experience that every Filipino deserves.”

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Magnolia Chicken Stages Carinderia Fiesta Year 3

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The most celebrated carinderia event is back as Magnolia Chicken once again brings us CARINDERIA FIESTA YEAR 3(CAFI3)! Happening on October 11 & 12, 2013 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Magnolia Chicken Carinderia Fiesta Year 3 comes back with a bigger, better and bolder pakulo that food-loving Pinoys will surely enjoy.

This year’s theme, “Buhay Carinderia” gives us a glimpse of the life stories of carinderia owners and how they manage to juggle the everyday challenges of being a business owner and a homemaker at the same time.

Magnolia Chicken, one of San Miguel Pure Foods’ brands, has been a passionate supporter of the carinderia segment from the start. Initially planned as a one-time event for carinderias, it has now evolved into an ongoing advocacy of helping carinderia partners uplift their industry and establish a meaningful and sustainable relationship with this segment. Committed to the Alagang Magnolia promise, this event amplifies Magnolia Chicken’s desire to continue and nurture its partnership with the Carinderias, who have been loyal customers of Magnolia Fresh Chicken over the years.

Dell OptiPlex 9020 All-in-One Desktop : Delivers Outstanding Reliability and Security

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Dell OptiPlex 9020 All-in-One is the world’s most manageable Intel vPro enabled All-in-One desktop and delivers outstanding reliability and security.

Outstanding reliability & productivity

With a robust chassis that has undergone intense testing, the OptiPlex 9020 All-in-One is designed for ultimate reliability. Components and assembled systems are tested in order to simulate years of usage and deployments in tough conditions.

Empower your workforce with Dell’s most powerful commercial All-in-One ever1. Users can power through their day with up to the latest Intel Core i7 processors, choice of hard drive, SSD or hybrid drives, high-speed memory options, and optional discrete graphics.

Users can connect and communicate with colleagues around the world with wireless connectivity options, microphone and headset mini-jacks for voice-over-IP, and Microsoft Lync for optimal video conferencing.

Maximize productivity with intuitive design features that adapt to unique work styles, with optional articulated stand and touch screen. A great combination for natural interaction and productivity with Microsoft Windows 8.

Enjoy a clutter-free workspace with Dell’s Wireless Keyboard and Mouse for increased productivity.

Dell OptiPlex desktops are engineered to respect our planet and offer services that help minimize energy consumption and enable recycling.

Dell Presents Their Most Powerful Precision Workstations Series

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Here's the Official Press Release from Dell Philippines for the Dell Precision series of laptops:

· Dell’s most powerful mobile workstations, Dell Precision M4800 and M6800, offer 15.6-inch QHD+ panel with highest resolution and optional 10-finger touch on 17.3-inch.

· Dell Precision T3610, T5610, and T7610 tower workstations provide cutting-edge performance with new workstation-class storage solutions, graphics and processor.

· Engineering, oil and gas, film and many other industries rely on powerful Dell workstations to develop and “render complex 3D designs in minutes instead of hours”

Dell today announced it has expanded its workstation portfolio with the most powerful mobile and tower workstations, the Dell Precision M4800, M6800, T3610, T5610 and T7610, designed to seamlessly run the leading content creation, engineering, scientific and other professional software applications. Updated with the latest high-performance, workstation-class processors, graphics, storage, display and other technologies, the new systems demonstrate Dell’s continued commitment to delivering unparalleled performance and reliability that creative, engineering and scientific professionals require to quickly develop and realize innovative ideas.

Dell Latitude Ultrabooks and Laptops : Savvy and Stunning

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Here is the official press release coming from Dell Philippines for the Dell latitude series of laptops:

Dell Latitude Ultrabooks and Laptops Offers World’s Best Security and Manageability Combined with Seductive Design 

·         Dell unveils Latitude 7000 Series, a sleek line of business-class Ultrabooks for elite mobility
·         New Latitude 5000 Series laptops offer organizations of all sizes  best-in-class security and manageability
·         New Latitude 3000 Series offers  reliable, affordable essential business computing  
·         Durable, portfolio-wide touch display options at every price opens Windows 8 for business

Dell today unveiled the newest additions to its secure, manageable and reliable line of commercial PCs: the Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks, Latitude 5000 Series and Latitude 3000 Series laptops. With this new suite, Dell balances sophisticated design, quality construction and uncompromised durability to offer businesses of all sizes a wide variety of solutions. The Latitude 7000, 5000, and 3000 Series are available with touch display options, leading the way for business touch devices that enable better interaction with customers, enhanced student engagement, improved patient care, and collaboration among knowledge workers.

“These exciting new additions to the Latitude line provide our commercial customers what they’ve been asking for by bringing touch capability to the workspace at desirable price points,” said Christopher Papa, country manager, Dell Philippines. “The new Latitude 7000 Series builds on the success of the award-winning XPS and Latitude 6430u to redefine the corporate laptop, complete with security, manageability, reliability and beautiful design.  And with the Latitude 5000 and 3000 Series, we’ve addressed the needs of today’s dynamic workforce by enabling easy entry into business-class computing.”

Fun Kids Activities in October at Mabuhay Restop

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Mabuhay Restop is envisioned as the go-to place for tourists in the Philippines where they could experience the country like never before and be effective catalysts for nation-building.

It seeks to promote social tourism and entrepreneurship in the Philippines by establishing a central social tourism base in Rizal Park that will showcase the beauty of the Philippines and the Filipino through tours, shows, events, and the arts, and eventually spread them out in different parts of the country. It aim to empower communities for community-based tourism enterprises in partnership with GKonomics. It

facilitates voluntourism tours that are not just fun and affordable, but are also meaningful in that they have immediate concrete transformation impact on the community. It acilitates demonstrable pay-forward schemes for accomplished Filipinos (the best for the least) and demonstrates a feasible business model that commits a significant percentage of income to nation-building.

It also offers
original fun-filled children’s shows to brighten weekend afternoons for the whole family. The perfect opportunity to bond with your kids as they establish camaraderie with other kids of the same age bracket. You get to enjoy watching your kids learn and be amazed of the fascinating kid-friendly shows designed especially for our children.

TATTOO Unveils Most Affordable Prepaid LTE Broadband Devices in the Country

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Giving subscribers blazing internet speeds of up to 42 Mbps.

TATTOO, the country’s most reliable mobile broadband, pushes the envelope of fast internet service once more with the launch of its brand-new prepaid LTE (Long Term Evolution) service at the most affordable prices in the market today.

Last Thursday, September 26, Globe Tattoo empowers again by producing and launching upgraded and new products that fits for today’s people needs and demands. Held at Aracama in BGC, people from the media and bloggers gathered for a fun and speedy day!

The brand manager and other key-people behind Globe talks about their newly proud product with more storage and faster than the average stick and mobile Wi-fi.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Marriott Hotel Manila Launches their Ber Months Offerings Starting with Christmas "Hampers"

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The “ber” month beckons! Have you written the names of friends and colleagues who are nice and checked it twice?

This year though, go beyond merely completing your list and trust Marriott Hotel Manila in the art of giving.

As early as now, the renowned 5-star hotel has thoughtfully put together its selection of hampers that will definitely make an impact the moment they receive the hamper box, be thrilled to see the stylish, sweet, and savory treats inside it, and even use the sturdy hamper box afterwards.

Order now until October 15, 2013 and pay a minimum purchase of PhP10,000 in full to enjoy more discounts and perks. Of course, Club Marriott holders enjoy a 20% discount!

The N.E.W. Fashion & Beauty Fair @ Rockwell Tent

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Get up to 70% off from your Philippine Fashion Designers and from your favorite local and international fashion and beauty brands at The N.E.W. Fashion & Beauty Fair happening at the Rockwell Tent on October 12 – 13 and October 19 – 20, 2013.

Some of the brands participating at this event: Adidas, Jericho, Petrol Denim, Tyler, Maldita, Wrist_Pod, Bric’s, Make-Up Studio, Braccialini, Cole Haan, Gibi Shoes and a whole lot more!

October 12 – 13, 2013 (11 AM – 9 PM)
October 19 – 20, 2013 (11 AM – 9 PM)
Rockwell Tent, Rockwell Center, Makati City

Toni Gonzaga is on the Cover of Preview Magazine October 2013 Issue

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Preview magazine announces its October 2013 cover model as Toni Gonzaga!

She is remarkably pretty in punk in the October issue. I swear I couldn't have recognized her if it wasn't mentioned. Loving the hair color, and the "bangs", and the new look of Toni here! 

But I think the make up is too romantic and bridal for a punk-themed shoot. Though I'm so glad to see a different face in Preview mag, even though it's her second time.

Wearing the latest from Miss Selfridge and ACNE, the host/actress finds the rebel in her as we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a punch. 

Alicia Keys Set The World on Fire Concert : Get to Win VIP Concert Tickets From Proactiv

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Alicia Keys "Set The World On Fire" Concert Tour will be coming to Manila soon on November 25 at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena and Proactiv is giving away VIP tickets to lucky buyers of the Proactiv 30 day or 60 day Solution Kits from participating outlets within the promo period of  September 16 to November 14, 2013.

What are the exact prizes?

One (1) Grand Prize Winner of 2 VIP Tickets worth Php10,560 each
One (1) Winner of 2 Lower Box B Tickets worth Php4,760 each
Three (3) Winners of 2 General Admission Tickets worth Php1,060 each

Now who can resists this fabulous promo? You get to be adorably beautiful with the Proactiv solution kits, plus also get the chance to see your idol rock the SM Mall of Asia Arena with her amazing song numbers, probably also some dance numbers to match the performance. The SM MOA Arena will definitely heat up with her performance!

Definitely nothing to lose here!

Miss Resorts World Manila 2013 Awards Best In Swimsuit and Media Darling of the Night

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Wazzup Pilipinas was invited for the special media presentation of the 20 candidates of the Miss Resorts World Manila 2013. I am very fond of attending pageants since I've attended all of them here in the Philippines like Binibining Pilipinas, Mutya ng Pilipinas, Miss Earth, and other similar pageants where Filipinas all compete for the title of a beauty queen, and then eventually get the chance to compete at an international beauty competition.

Miss Resorts World Manila 2013 is a celebration of beauty, congeniality, luxury and world-class elegance. As Resorts World Manila (RWM) brand ambassador for an entire year, the winner will play a key role in events hosting, radio and TV guestings, fashion shows, and print ad modeling, and representing RWM in various events and activities.

The Media Presentation and Swimsuit Competition event had a distinguished set of judges composed of Jeff Evora - Senior Director for Gaming Events and Promotions of Resorts World Manila (RWM), Scott Sibley - Chief Hotel Operating Officer (RWM),  Stephen Reilly - Chief Operating Officer, Martin Paz - Chief Integrated Marketing Officer (RWM) and Tati Fortuna - Managing Director of Scribble Works Productions, Inc. who were all instrumental in determining with their points or votes the winner in the best in Swimsuit competition.

The event also awarded the Darling of the Press, or the Media Darling, as voted by members of the press including Wazzup Pilipinas.

Who were the winners? Read on!

WD External Desktop Drives : Offering Extreme Capacities and Data Protection Features

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WD, a Western Digital company, has a new line of external desktop drives that offer extreme capacities and data protection features.

The tech company has redesigned its popular My Book and My Book for Mac lines of external desktop drives to provide as much as 4 TB storage capacity and enhanced data protection for those who create and collect large volumes of data, video, music and photos.

With USB 3.0 for speed, the new My Book lines are available in 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB capacities for the largest content collections. At any point in time, anything can happen to one’s data. Whether it’s a lost notebook or destructive virus, it’s critical to keep data safe and maintain a backup of important documents and valued content.

That's up to 4 TB for rich content collectors and protects that data with Automatic, Cloud and Complete System Backup that the My Book family of drives can offer.

Goya Take It : Enjoy Your Chocolate the Way You Want It

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I'm a self-confessed chocolate lover! I would do anything for chocolate even if it means sacrificing other sweet treats just to have a bite of the sweet chocolatey goodness of this treat sent from heaven!

The Greeks were on to something when they called the cacao tree the “food for the gods.” It is, after all, where chocolate comes from. And, if left on their own, people would anoint chocolate a food group, like grains and vegetables.

To many, chocolate is already an elixir, capable of banishing fatigue, boosting flagging spirits and mimicking the giddy feeling of being in love. That chocolate has other health benefits (decreasing the risk of stroke, upping heart health) is, well, more reason to eat it!

In fact, Goya has found another easy-peasy way to get your fix: by just taking it with the new Goya Take It.

Raket Market is the Philippines Newest Online Marketplace for Raketistas

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Each one of us would like to be able to run a business, may it be big or small, solo entrepreneurship, partnership, or even a corporation.But almost everyone starts out small (unless they have a rich financier, or kapag big-time si Daddy, or when you suddenly win in the Lotto, or got a huge "pamana" or inheritance).

For those who do not have the means yet to make it instantly big, there is a new website that allows us to post our small businesses or "rakets" and gather attention from the public looking for products and services online. is an online marketplace for Pinoy’s who want to make extra money using the Internet thru “rakets,” or small services. It is also a place where members can sell their own products, or refer the products of other members and receive a certain amount from the sale.

But wait, everyone can actually also post in the site regardless if they're business is big already (though many of them can afford aggressive promotions already if they really are "big" enough). The site adds opportunity for the business owner to increase its potential customers, and since its Ambassador is the very popular comedian Tado Jimenez, that's a face you can trust that will surely appeal to the masses or "madlang people".

THOR: The Dark World 3D Blocked Screening on October 30

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I'm sure not to miss the blocked screening of  THOR: The Dark World 3D on October 30 at Shang-Cineplex, EDSA Shangri-La Plaza. Wow! The Php 550 blocked screening fee even includes free popcorn and drinks, loot bag goodies, plus a chance to win in raffle for all attendees!

I'm a fan of all Marvel comic book, cartoon and movie franchises so hearing that there's going to be dedicated movies for my beloved comic book characters is awesome news!!!  I've watched all of them superhero movies - every single one of them, both on the big screen and at home when the DVD copies becomes available. I guess I never get tired and would always have a kid's heart and love for these fictional characters from the imagination of superb writers and artists from the comic book industry.

The fascinating CGI or Computer-Generated Imagery that the movie producers have been incorporating on their movies have improved a lot and continuously making people impressed with the life-like and stunning visual stunts and effects to enhance our movie experience! It has made superhero movies feel more powerful and a feast to the eyes.

NBA 2K14 Season is Now On and Going Strong!

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I've been playing the NBA 2K game franchise since its very first release! Whew! Did I just revealed my age? Nah! I started out young, as a toddler! Hehehe !!!

Seriously, I really played the latest basketball game version every year, and comparing the newest version with the previous, the updates, the improvements, the additions, even tried the patches released that will somehow modify or enhance the game.

I played on both PC and Playstation but I really prefer to play longer on a PC so that I could easily multi-task with other work. I only play on the console if I really want to keep focus on rest and relaxation.

It was great news to know that the season is on for NBA 2K14 as it becomes available here in the Philippines.

The SRPs of the game boxes were reported as Php 2,395 for the PS3, Php 2,195 for the XBox, and Php 1,295 for the PC.

Flow: Surf Yoga Samba Grand Anniversary Retreat at the San Juan Surf Resort, La Union

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"While you're young, you should travel. You should take the time to see the world and taste the fullness of life. Spend an afternoon sitting in front of the Michelangelo. Walk the streets of Paris. Climb Kilimanjaro. Hike the Appalachian trail. See the Great Wall of China. Get your heart broken by the "killing fields" of Cambodia. Swim through the Great Barrier Reef. These are the moments that define the rest of your life; they're the experiences that stick with you forever....This is the time for small paychecks and big memories. This is the time for travel." - Travel While You're Young

You really need to take advantage of your youth and spend it with all the zest and enthusiasm possible. Always grab the opportunities to travel and experience the world at a time when you will appreciate it the most. Life offers no "fountain of youth" so make the most of everyday as if it was the last, though spend it wisely and fruitfully to avoid feeling shortchanged or regretful.

We have such a huge world to explore! Let us not waste our time with the superficial and become one with the universe!

To mark their 4th year creating unique boutique weekend retreats, the Flow:SurfYogaSamba is having another grand anniversary retreat at the San Juan Surf Resort, La Union on November 1-3, 2013 long weekend holiday! This is your chance to reunite yourself intimately with the wonders of an adventure!

Devina DeDiva Racist Comments Against Miss World Megan Young of the Philippines

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"A Facebook comment supposedly calling Miss World 2013 Megan Young and Filipinos "poor, filthy maids" triggered online outrage on Tuesday, as screenshots of the alleged post made the rounds on social networking sites.

"Miss Philippines is Miss World? What a joke! I did not know those maids have anything else in them," a certain Devina DeDiva was quoted as saying in the viral photos.

Responding to a comment saying Filipino women are "cute, humble and honest," DeDiva said, "They are poor, smelly from cleaning toilets and uneducated."

"They are less privileged everywhere," she added. "What a joke those people cleaning our toilets won Miss World!"

The account went on to call Filipino girls "easy," as she challenged commenters to air their "baseless opinions."

Placebo Paintings at Galleria Duemila on October 7 to November 2

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“Placebo Paintings” stems from the drawn parallelism about thoughts on the act of painting to the empty placebo drug that produces miraculous effects. Painting, itself, is empty in pragmatic functions, but this too, is its oxymoronic reflex, as its inability to define itself makes it viable for various audience to regard its importance. 

“Placebo Paintings” recognizes the power of the commonly misunderstood medium, or the empty pursuit of painting, to change views, to take an effect on psyches, and for a momentary but reverberating moment, to pinch a nerve in what is our understood humanity that proves to be moving and inspirational.

Working on the medium of painting for the past two decades, the artist-personnel composing “Placebo Paintings” have wrought the meandering extensions and possibilities of the medium, in their own ways. 

Opted strategies have included working on paintings under the microscope of conceptualism. The paintings are done from at least a degree removed stance that necessitates the consideration of the work from the point of view of the artist’s context. The detached aesthetic employed is characterized by wit and humour in its artistic hedonism bordering on the esoteric. The mix is weaved with a preference for the past, opening cracks that romantically filter nostalgic fragments that expand and enrich the hunting grounds of the pursuit.

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