Saturday, October 12, 2013

Ang Bagong Harana by the Philippine Opera Company

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Philippine Opera Company's "Ang Bagong Harana" press preview event was on a Monday, October 11, 2013 for the members of the media at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.

It was a timely show that will be appreciated by every Filipino. A highly recommended comedy play for every Filipino to watch.

"Sa kanyang pagharap, ano ang hinaharap?" ...

"Ang Bagong Harana" is also a tribute to the Filipino youth of today. As more and more younger kids are drawn to Western influences the young kids of today can learn from “Ang Bagong Harana” specially, those who need to assert their own Filipino identity through the rich music heritage we have.

"Manumbalik tayo sa paniniwalang tinuro sa atin sa ating pagkabata na marahil ay atin ng nakalimutan."


Art + Technology : Fusion of New Technology and Contemporary Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Manila (MET) is a museum located within the complex of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas along Roxas Boulevard in Manila, the Philippines. It bills itself as the Philippines' premier museum of modern and contemporary visual arts.

MET in partnership with Samsung Philippines and SM Supermalls, presents their first off-site exhibition in 2013 on the emergence of technology as a popular art medium used by bartists both locally and internationally.

"Art + Video Tech : Exploring New Technology for Contemporary Art" exhibit was previously launched at SM Mall of Asia on September 26 to October 2, 2013, and will subsequently travel from October 8 to October 13 at the SM Aura.

We are One. We are Copernicus.

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Copernicus. I thought that it is just another section in fourth year, but my perception changed when I became a part of it.

Honestly, when I saw the list of names included in IV- Copernicus, I felt a little sad, because the names of some of my buddies from my previous section was not included. The moment I entered the room, I almost felt comfortable, because I saw some of my colleagues. 
Since I entered another chapter in my high school life, there are a lot of changes, new faces, new set of friends. I thought growing closer to the friends that still remain would be a really good idea, after a few events, I thought not.

Everybody waited for this, every fourth year student wanted to be a part of this dance competition called Aerodance. Almost a month before the competition, our section started to prepare for this contest. Every weekend, we tried to practice, so that we could be one of the placer in the competition, because as we all know if your section is one of the winners, there's a possibility that you can dance in Paskotitap.

17th Orgullo Kan Bikol Regional Trade Fair : Bicol's Best Products in One Venue

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bicol brings 102 entrepreneurs to Megatrade Hall 2 located at the 5th Level Building B of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong. The event is ongoing from the 10th until the 13th of October 2013 for the 17th Orgullo Kan Bikol Regional Trade Fair (OKB-RTF).

The OKB-RTF 2013  will display Bicol's best products made from the finest handcrafted materials to prime food delicacies. It will bring the Bicolano entrepreneurs distinctive skills in weaving, innovating, and
producing new products and designs to the world.

This annual marketing event offers wearables and homestyle products, processed foods, ceramics and pottery, furniture, fine jewelry, and oher products that will surely delight the buyers.

Joining this year's fair are one hundred and two (102) exhibitors coming from all over the region. Thirty (30) will come from Albay, eleven (11) from Camarines Norte, sixteen (16) from Camarines Sur, fifteen (15) from Catanduanes, twelve (12) from Masbate and sixteen (16) from Sorsogon. It will feature 28 new entrepreneurs, who will now be given full marketing assitance by the DTI via this trade fair. It will also feature 129 new products resulting from DTI's product development activities prior to the event.

Coffee Origins 2013 : The Country's Biggest Coffee Event

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A cup of coffee would always be the first thing I would look for every morning. It's the perfect drink to start the day right along side my favorite breakfast meals cooked by my adorable wife.

We take pride in drinking brewed coffee sourced from Filipino farmers coming direct from nearby provinces. If there is none available, that is the only time we resort to instant coffee.

Coffee drinking is indeed a common sight here in the Philippines. That is probably why there has been a proliferation of coffee shops in our country. Almost everyone appreciates coffee not only in the morning but at every hour of the day.

The Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) and Ayala Malls have once again joined forces to bring us the country's biggest coffee event dubbed as Coffee Origins 2013. The event is set for October 10 to 22 at the second level of Greenbelt 5 Ayala Mall, Makati city.

Kubalovci in a Czech Folklore Evening : Part of the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Czech-Phil Diplomatic Relations

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As part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the Czech Republic and the Republic of the Philippines, the Czech Embassy in Manila in cooperation with its project partners TRAVELIFE Magazine and The Dusit Thani Manila will present a series of different cultural events entitled “Bohemian Rhapsody" introducing the rich culture of its country to the Philippines and its people.

Among the events is the presentation of traditional folklore music from the Moravia region in the eastern part of the Czech Republic will be presented by Kubalovci, a group of young non-professional musicians. The performance is dubbed as the Czech Folklore Evening. The performance will be held on October 21 at the Dusit Thani Manila hotel in Makati.

In today’s modern technical world, these artists decided to engage with the music, which characterized by their region for the past generations. After some years of performing together, they made their hobby to become mastery.

Their music is cheerful, relaxed and comradely and was traditionally part of the rural fiestas and celebrations in their region, which is known for production of quality wine and strong home made distillates. For the Philippine audience, their series of concerts will be unique, when not the first ever chance to get encountered with cymbalo, a special music instrument which the group is using,

Aerodance, Pistang Pinoy and Sci-Olympics : Merely Competitions

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Being on Pasig City Science High School is very stressing and requires a lot of effort. We have academic competitions like: outside school competitions, inside school competitions and even inside the classroom competitions. Isn't it ironic how we share our laughter and precious moments every day? Isn't it ironic how we are united even though we have these little competitions?

Funny, isn't it?

Noone ever imagined that two hundred and one heads would be acting as one. No one ever imagined that our batch—sixth batch—would treat each other as brothers and sisters.
Aerodance, Pistang Pinoy and Sci-Olympics helped us fourth year students grow our bonds; to tighten these bonds and to boost our confidence and other moral values. These events are not merely school programs. They are indeed a bonding for us.

Noema Erba in "Night in the Opera" at Dusit Thani : A Bohemian Rhapsody Series of Events

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As part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the Czech Republic and the Republic of the Philippines, the Czech Embassy in Manila in cooperation with its project partners TRAVELIFE Magazine and The Dusit Thani Manila will present a series of different cultural events entitled “Bohemian Rhapsody" introducing the rich culture of its country to the Philippines and its people.

Among the events is the presentation of classical music by the charming, talented and rising soprano star Noema Erba. She will be presenting a selection of songs from the greatest classic composers of Europe.

Noema, whose first performance in the country in March 2012 got an enthusiastic response by the local audience is returning to the Philippines to present her mastery once again on the “Night in the Opera” concert in Dusit Thani Manila.

The performance will be accompanied by Philippine musicians, tenor Conrado Ong III, baritone Marvin Gayramon and pianist Prof. Augusto Espino.

Rob Schneider Live in Manila at Solaire Resorts : One Night Only with Deuce Bigalow

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2011 Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider, well known for his funny antics on the big screen and for his stand-up comedy routines on shows like Saturday Night Live, will be visiting Manila for the first time in October.

His one-night performance in Manila is organised by Solaire Resorts and Travelife Magazine, in cooperation with Establish Events.

Schneider made his major network television debut in 1987 on “The David Letterman Show”. In 1990, he was hired him as a regular on “Saturday Night Live”. During his four seasons at “SNL”, Schneider was nominated for three Emmys and a Peabody Award.

Schneider is also well known for his longtime relationship with Adam Sandler and Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison. Schneider has starred in several Happy Madison projects, including Bedtime Stories, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, The Benchwarmers, 50 First Dates, The Longest Yard, Eight Crazy Nights, Little Nicky and Mr. Deeds. Also for Happy Madison, Schneider co-wrote and starred in Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick and The Animal. Other film credits include Shark Bait, The Waterboy, and Big Daddy.

“I think people will enjoy the stand up," he said. "It’s still funny. And I'm really looking forward to being in Manila.”

Chef Lau Introduces Max's Dinner Specials : A Festive Evening of Great Food and Heartwarming Stories

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October 15 will be a very special day for Max's Restaurant customers as this will be the first day when Max's Dinner Specials will be available to most of its restaurants.

Many will soon be able to taste the truly special dishes conceptualized by Rockstar Chef Rolando Laudico, more popularly known as Chef Lau.Yeah!, that long-haired guy, alongside celebrity Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo and other Filipino Chefs Fern Aracama and JP Anglo, in the previous hit cooking reality show called Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition, an ABS-CBN spin-off based on MasterChef, featuring Filipino contestants aged 8 to 12.

Max's Dinner Specials were revealed to a few members of the media during a very rainy night that reached already Typhoon Signal No. 2. We were fortunate to be spending the night with a celebrity culinary expert who doesn't only know how to cook but is a great story-teller as well. We were actually entertained by his interesting life story and how he infused humor so naturally.

Brushstroke Creatives: Celebrating 8th Years in the Business; Opens New Showroom

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Brushstroke Creatives, the sister Company of Primer Group of Companies, celebrated its 8th year anniversary and unveiled its showroom's new look last October 8, 2013, Tuesday, 3pm at Level 2, South Parking Building of SM Mall of Asia.

According to their Facebook page, Brushstroke Creatives (BC) is a full-scale print service provider under Union Inks & Graphics Phil., Inc. BC invested in the latest technology in eco-friendly wide-format printers and a wide-range of innovative printable materials. Supported by highly skilled workforce, BC is generating creative ideas and new possibilities in customized prints and automated cutting solutions.

The company can can cater to virtually all types of industry, especially in advertising, consumer goods, retail, real estate, interior design and architectural applications.

At the photo above are Mr. Willy Sy, Mr. Max Teo, Mrs. Tessie Calixto-Robles, Ms. Mary Sy and Mr. Chris Coquia cutting the ribbon for the reopening of Brushstroke Creatives showroom's new look.

Tune Hotels Quezon City Is Now Open : The Philippines' Largest Value-For-Money International Hotel Chain

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"The Philippines was the “perfect platform” to drive the SouthEast Asian expansion of Tune Hotels because of the country’s wide acceptance of new and inspiring brands. Add to that is the country’s robust economic growth, which has helped fuel the demand for travel and hotel accommodations." - Tim Hansing, CEO of Red Planet Hotels
An exclusive launch to the media was held last October 8, 2013 at exactly 11:00 AM at the newly opened Tune Hotel in Quezon City

Quezon City residents and visitors can now experience best value with great savings as Tune Hotels opens its Quezon City branch.

Established in 2007, Tune Hotels adheres to its limited service concept which provides rooms with basic yet high quality requirements. These include choice beddings, high performance showers and clean and secure environments situated in close proximity to key shopping, sightseeing and business destinations. Developed and operated by Red Planet Hotels, the Tune Hotel chain has branches across Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, China, Bangladesh and the Philippines.

Present at the event was Red Planet Hotels Limited CEO Mr. Tim Hansing, SVP for Marketing Mark Armsden, SVP for Operations Dennis Wright.

Red Planet Hotels is Tune Hotel’s largest global franchise partner and also holds a 17-percent stake in the Tune Hotels company and a seat on its board.

Epson Connect : New Features Extend Mobile Printing Capabilities for Home and Business

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Global print, imaging, and innovation leader, Epson, has announced an update to Epson Connect, its mobile print and scan service for Epson printers. 

Catering to today’s increasingly mobile lifestyle and productivity needs, Epson has made it easier than ever for users to print documents, photos, emails and web pages from anywhere in the world using an Epson Connect-enabled printer and an iPad, iPhone, tablet, smartphone, or computer*.

“Whether you’re sharing holiday pictures or business presentations, the enhancements to Epson Connect offer you something new when you’re on the go,” said Ian Cameron, responsible for global communications at Epson.

 “Our goal is to make accessing, sharing, and printing files as easy and as powerful as possible regardless of which device you are using or where you happen to be.”

Epson Connect mobile printing features and enhancements include: 

iAcademy : eBusiness Specialist Program Launch

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"The eBusiness Specialist's role is to coordinate, direct, and integrate the company's e-commerce Web sites, services, and applications for the purpose of smooth business-to-business and business-to-customer transactions. This includes the development of e-commerce and e-business strategies for leveraging organizational procedures and processes via the Internet. This individual is also responsible for working closely with Web development staff to ensure the design, implementation, and administration of the company's Web portfolio. Understanding of a variety of Web development languages is required." -
The eBusiness Specialist program is designed to prepare you for positions in e-commerce enterprises. Graduates may work in a variety of areas in an organization including website development, web security, marketing, graphic design, order fulfillment, database management, customer service, web systems management and more.

iACADEMY School of Continuing Education, in partnership with eLearning EDGE, successfully launched their e-Business Specialist Program (under the CDM, Certified Digital Marketing Program) at the iACADEMY Amphitheater last Tuesday, October 8 in front of an audience of ninety plus guests. This is the first online course offered at iACADEMY School of Continuing Education.

Acer Ultra You : Recognizing Extraordinary Individuals

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Acer Philippines is urging modern-day professionals to rise to this challenge as it launches the all-new Acer Ultra You campaign. As part of the global tech brand’s push to inspire people to explore beyond limits, Acer Ultra You celebrates the success and achievements of eight unique personalities in wide-ranging professional fields. It also echoes the call for users to leverage technology in ways that bring out the best in each individual.
As a demonstration of its commitment to meet the diverse technological demands created by today’s fast-paced, constantly evolving work environment, Acer is honoring each of the Ultra You personalities with a revolutionary Acer Ultrabook: a sleek, ultra-thin computing tool perfect for work, play, and everything in-between.

The campaign recognizes the work of outstanding business innovators like Ardy Abello and Alex J. Macapagal. Abello, a top-ranked motivational speaker, is the youngest internationally certified trainer of John Maxwell’s “Developing the Leader Within You” and the “Laws of Teamwork”; he is also the President of Business Works, Inc. Automotive industry executive Macapagal, meanwhile, is the President of the world-class Toyota Global City.

Bohemian Rhapsody : 40th anniversary of the Czech-Philippine Diplomatic Relations

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The Czech Embassy in Manila in cooperation with its project partners TRAVELIFE Magazine and The Dusit Thani Manila introduces the rich culture of its country to the Philippines and its people.

Entitled “Bohemian Rhapsody”, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the Czech Republic and the Republic of the Philippines will bring on the islands the spirit of the tiny Central European country known for centuries under its historical name, Kingdom of Bohemia.

A sequence of different cultural events focused on Czech music and cuisine will be held in Manila [and in some other regions of the Philippines] on the second half of October, 2013.

Boracay Imagery: Life of Locals and Expats

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Boracay has become a popular resettlement island for foreigners. Retirees and business-minded individuals see the island not only as a peaceful place for living the life, but also as a lucrative destination for establishing a tourism-related enterprise. But inside this bigger picture, it is interesting to see what Boracay inhabitants do on a daily basis. Below are some of the details that show the daily lives of Boracay locals and expats.

The locals

Native Filipinos retain the habit of waking up before dawn. In families with schoolchildren, adults prepare breakfast first and send them off to school on the main island. Doing domestic chores takes up most of the time in the morning, where mothers administer tasks to older kids. The head of the family may leave before or after the schoolchildren depending on their employment.

Being a tourist destination, Boracay offers different kinds of occupations for locals. Bars, restaurants, and the D'Mall employ young adults for regular or contractual positions. Some older people who are still able to work manage kiosks in the populated areas to sell trinkets and other basic necessities like food and drinks. Skilled and educated locals take on hospitality or instructing jobs. Basically, locals on the island of Boracay are the laborers who assist and extend service to foreigners.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Bigfish Cream Halloween Ball 2013 : The Country's Biggest & longest running Annual Dance Costume Party

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We cant believe it is Halloween again!!!

Time flies so fast when you're having so much fun. This year a brand new concept is set to blow your mind again, so if you haven't decided about your costume yet you better hurry up and be creative.

The Cream Halloween Ball 2013 event will be happening on October 26, 2013 starting 8 pm at the
World Trade Center located at Gil Puyat Ave. Extension cor. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., 1300 Manila, Philippines.
This year’s ball is themed Ancient Roman Empire and showcases performances by special guest artists, International Dance Music Award (IDMA)-winning Australian songwriter, music producer, and dj–TyDi, and British DJ and record producer, Lange. Spinning as well are BIGFISH resident djs, Kuala Lumpur-based John Paul Lee & Chris Raeuber.

Visit their Facebook page: Bigfish International, and follow them  on Twitter: @Bigfishmanila For TICKETS & VIP TABLES call the BIGFISH Hotline (02) 808-8080, or log on to Visit our Facebook page: Bigfish International, and follow them on Twitter: @Bigfishmanila.

Let us all work hard! but let's party harder! 

THOR: The Dark World in DIGITAL 3D Special Blocked Screening

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Great Events Plus Inc. brings you another blockbuster movie of the year, THOR: The Dark World in DIGITAL 3D October 30, 2013 at the Shangri-La Cineplex, Cinema 1,6:30PM.

The movie is reeling in soon and here's your chance to catch it first! Purchase your tickets now!

So what are you waiting for? Will you miss this up-and-coming awesome movie? Or will you see it as soon as we will?

There will be a lot freebies in store such as OK Quench Drinks, , URC products, Leslie Products, Free Magazines from Summit Media and HighLife Magazine, surprise gifts from KrispyKreme Shangri-La, Discount Coupons from Sorciage Wacoal, Clawdaddy, Chao Dao, and many more, as well as raffle prizes to be given away from sponsors such as Livco Perfumes, Crocodile Park Free tickets, Beauty products from Glutamax and Ysa Skin Soap etc.

This is open for public. Ticket costs at Php555. Were giving away up to 20% discount from families and friends in a group of four and up.

For ticket reservations, please contact any of the following numbers: 478-9871 / 091572146061 / 09066057155.

2nd Laguna Blogging Summit : Updated Program and Speakers

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Here's the updated program for the 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit.

The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit will be held on November 14 and 15 at the Cultural Center of Laguna located at Sta. Cruz, Laguna. It will be the biggest gathering of social media gurus and online influencers that will share their knowledge and experiences and will make you realize how influential are the use of the Internet, blogs, and social media networks in reaching people.

Online media is the "new media" that has successfully emerged in a world previously ran by the traditional media of radio, print and television. It has been proven as an effective, fast and convenient means of sharing information, promoting brands, and even 'touching lives". It is very evident that everyone, even from the trad media, are creating their own online versions of their media outfits in order to catch up or stay competitive with the current trend, and we also do believe that "online media" will be the future.

The event will target those individuals, (students, professionals, entrepreneurs, etc.,) who would like to learn the basics in creating, maintaining and sustaining an effective online presence. The top-notch speakers will inspire many to take advantage of the "new media" of today.

Close Up Forever Summer this November! : Yeah! Really! Noone Ever Said Summer is Only from March to May!

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Because during summer, it’s all good times and good vibes. And no one ever said summer is only from March to May! So Close Up is calling their "freshest beach party in the city" event CLOSE UP FOREVER SUMMER.

This will be happening on November 9, 2013 at Lot 1, Federacion Drive Bonifacio Global City. The time: 2:00 pm until10:00 pm.

Celebrate the best of being young when you celebrate the best of summer fun! Come in your beach attire! Since it is the freshest beach party in the city, prepare to get wet!

They are selling tickets on a buy1 get 1 basis because Closeup is all about fresh breath and getting people closer together! And Closeup forever summer is the best venue to make it happen! Bring a friend or a special someone and you’re sure to have a great time!

DOTC Awards Contract for Puerto Princesa Semi-Permannet Airport Terminal Building

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) awarded on 30 September 2013 infrastructure contracts for the execution of various civil works at four (4) airports in the Visayas and Mindanao.

The contract for the Semi-Permanent Airport Terminal Project at the Puerto Princesa Airport was awarded to D.G. Sarmenta Construction in the amount of P 21,495,653.43, which is lower than the bid ceiling of P 22,682,431.07.

“This will improve passenger convenience by allowing the airport to meet increasing tourist arrivals in the meantime that long-term upgrades are being done,” said DOTC Spokesperson Migs Sagcal. “We are aiming for this to be up by summer next year.”

Sprinto Shades : Manila in England!

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Manila in England! Top male model, Charlie Sutcliffe, wears Manila by Sprinto, in England!

Grab your own Manila now! And, find out why this pair of Sprinto has become the bestseller in Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, and in our very own, Manila! (and soon, England!)

Experience high impact lens with its iShock polycarbonate lenses, and quality manufacturing with its combination polycarbonate and metal framing at PhP 995.00.

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Walker Underwear Philippines Rips off Baybayin Font

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"Seems like a trend that people and businesses in the Philippines don't respect intellectual property.

Walker Underwear stole my Baybayin artwork recently. They refused to make a public apology and threatened to take it to court. They took down their FB page with the photos after my supporters and I called them out."- Kristian Kabuay, Filipino Calligraphy Artist

I am reposting the article below to help share the news:

I’ve been ripped off again. This time by Walker Underwear from the Philippines. They used my Baybayin font that’s of my personal handwriting their “Extreme Collection:Baybayin”

I noticed it when some celebrity Teejay Marquez posted it on Instagram. I bust my ass traveling the world for free promoting Baybayin and Philippine culture out of my own pocket. This blatant disregard of my work will not be tolerated. I think it’s a great idea for Baybayin underwear but all they had to do was ask.

I’m sure they’ll come back and say our designer did it or it’s the fault of the freelancer. There was no note, we just downloaded it from the internet so we assume it was free. We never heard of you, etc. All lame excuses. If there’s any doubt of the origin of the art, they should know that they have to make an attempt to investigate.

LIVE! With Dr. Chen at the PICC

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Be in the know on how you can help defend yourself and your loved ones against common health threats such as cancer, degenerative diseases and more!

Extra Excel International (Phils.), Inc. invites you to LIVE! With Dr. Chen, where acclaimed microbiologist and immunologist – Dr. Jau-Fei Chen, will answer some of the latest health and diet issues hounding the world today. Learn how Nutritional Immunology can provide you with the important knowledge to help defend you from various health threats and realize that your best protection can be found within the body!

November 9, 2013 (Saturday)
PICC Reception Hall
10:00am-12:00nn *FREE Gift for the early bird
Ticket Price: P50.00 only (pay on or before Nov 4)

Delectable Fallacy : Mixed-Media Works by Jeho Bitancor

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There will be a display of decent Mixed-Media works by Jeho Bitancor at Kanto Artist Run Space, on October 19, 2013 at 7 pm.

Having lived in the US for six years with neither milk nor honey (as the artist relies on his income outside the country), Jeho Bitancor reflects on the Dollar Tree store which is a veritable source of basic necessities for the less-privileged. 

He parodies consumerism itself and contemporary art practice by treating the store as both junkyard and minefield from where to gather inspiration and materials alike.

Opening will be Oct 19 and exhibition will run until Nov 3.

Culminating Night of the Philippine Transit App Challenge

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The Culminating Night of the Philippine Transit App Challenge (PTAC) will be on 14 October 2013, 5:00pm, at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The PTAC was launched last 02 July 2013 with the aim of promoting the DOTC's new database for rail, bus, and jeep routes within Metro Manila, and the MMDA's and CITOM's pilot databases for traffic incidents within Metro Manila and Cebu City.

From 17 submitted apps and websites, 10 teams will be given a chance to present during the Culminating Night. One of these 10 apps will be the selected as the Best Transit App, while another three will be given special awards.

DRIVEN Pinoy Dream Property and Lifestyle Event 2013

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We share the same vision with others of helping more Filipinos purchase their ideal homes by offering the best deals and reaching out to them here and abroad.

Well, we don't have to go far and beyond to touch base with them because this year-end, there will be a gathering in one interactive show and selling event!

This coming December 27, 28 and 29 at SMX Convention Center Hall 3, we are set to hold the first and most exclusive property and lifestyle event in the country showcasing the best the Philippines has to offer.

With a campaign entitled “DRIVEN Pinoy Dream Property and Lifestyle Event 2013”, this first of its kind trade show format will allow you to interact with a well-targeted, highly-qualified audience of actual property buyers and investors.

Sofitel Hotel in Manila Celebrates Oktoberfest Manila 2013

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Celebrate the most authentic beer festival in the Philippines as Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, in cooperation with the German Club of Manila, bring you the Oktoberfest Manila 2013.

Slated on the 18th and 19th of October at the Harbor Garden Tent, this year’s Oktoberfest celebrations promise remarkable evenings of pure Bavarian spirit that guests would truly enjoy. “Now on its fourth year at Sofitel, it is our pleasure to play host to the 75th year of the Oktoberfest celebration in Manila. Through the years, we have seen how Oktoberfest has helped promote camaraderie among the Filipinos and Germans”, says Adam Laker, Sofitel Philippine Plaza General Manager.

“This year’s 75th anniversary of the German Club’s Oktoberfest will be a milestone not only for the German Club but also for the Club’s objectives of promoting the Philippines as valuable destination for investment to German businesses.” says the Oktoberfest Chairman, Michael Scheile.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sweat to Accomplishment :)

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Sweat--- a common used to everyone and known as to labor or exert oneself so as to cause perspiration. This story has relevance with sweat or perspiration. Prepare yourself for a tiring and exciting story of achievement.

It all started when our MAPEH teacher, Ser Gabby, announced that there will be an Aero dance Competition between the sections present on our batch. It’s the second time that we are to join this contest and anticipate that other sections will grab the bacon since they were the winners last season.

Although we look forward that we will not win the fight however, we still encourage ourselves since this will be the last time we are to join this Aerodance Competition.


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Hey, have you heard about a Sciolympics? Well, it's a combination of science and olympics. If you haven't experienced a Sciolympics, well I'm telling you it's really fun!

Pasig City Science High school just held its 2nd Sciolympics last September 30, 2013 with the theme of " MIND POWER and BODY WORKS".

It is the second time for us to seniors to experience this but it's the first time for the lower years. This event was a project of the science department. There were ten teams and each team was assigned with a specific color. Luckily, I belong to the Pinky Team with Mr. Gabby Lamsen as our team leader. ☺

Circle Lens Giveaway

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Good Afternoon Chingus...... Chingus means friend in Korea....

Good News! I saw this blog in the internet and they are hosting a circle lens giveaway. This time two wonderful sponsors are promoting this giveaway and it is no other than KPOP2 and Dollykat Craft! This Giveaway is worldwide and is welcome for everyone. I myself joined this. For one simple reason and that is to get free lenses.

I am a friendly competitor so here is the link for everyone.

           Be sure to join and do the steps correctly for more chances of winning.

Empress Schuck is on the Cover of Speed Magazine October 2013 Issue

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Empress Schuck is on the cover of Speed magazine October 2013 issue and there's also other fabulous reasons why you need to grab a copy now as posted on their Facebok fan page!

Top 5 reasons to grab Speed’s October issue

5. Interviews with On the Job star & The Apprentice Asia winner

We filtered out all the celebrity gossip and got to know the entrepreneur in our October cover girl, Empress Schuck. In People@Speed, The Apprentice Asia winner Jonathan Yabut talks about professionalism and gives tips on how to be the next success story.

4. Debut of Sports section

Geek is the new sexy here at Speed. We put up a new Sports section with product reviews and features to get you out of the house and unleash the fitness freak in you.

iAcademy Supports the National Bullying Prevention Month

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Being bullied, whether at school, or at the playground, or anywhere within your neighborhood by other children the same age as you could become a very traumatizing experience. Unconsciously, it creates an emotional burden in our personality that may somehow bring our confidence down, and what's worst is that we may take this inferiority complex with us all throughout our lives - at work, as we start a family, as we raise our kids, etc.,. Unknowingly, if you have experienced being bullied during your younger years, it might have forever stained or bruised you, admit it or not.

The effects are damaging and may become a lifetime of struggle. We should act quickly before our children suffer the same disturbance to an otherwise peaceful and productive life.

iAcademy is actively promoting an Anti-Bullying Campaign in support of the National Bullying Prevention Month of October.

Below is a video made by the students to help create awareness and support the Anti-Bullying Campaign.

Anne Curtis Smith is the Newest Product Endorser of Grand Videoke

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Anne Curtis Smith is the Wow Group's newest endorser of Grand Videoke. Annebisyosa now titled as "grANNEdiosa" for being the new face of the videoke microphone formerly branded as Wow Magic Sing, which then changed its name to Wow Videoke and had product endorsers like Regine Velasquez (Asia's Songbird) and Charice Pempengco (International Singing Sensation) - and don't forget Willie Revillame as side endorser on his Wowowillie show.

Anne truly reflects most Filipinos who would be using the gadget that makes anybody sound like a pro because of its technology that somehow enhances your singing capability and helps you to comfortably and confidently sing with all your might. It's definitely a lot better than singing inside the bathroom.

We all know that Anne is not a professional singer, and she must have been playing around with gadgets like these before to practice, so everyone is assured that she will use the Grand Videoke to dramatically improve her singing prowess.

As what Andres V. Sanchez Jr., President of Wow Group, has said - they wanted a brand Ambassador that may not necessarily be a Soul Siren like Nina (I think he should have said Asia's Songbird like Regine Velasquez) or an International Singing Sensation like Charice Pempengco, but one who personalizes the "madlang people" and having a lot of followers in her TV, movie, and social media accounts is a big bonus.

The Philippines : 2013 Champion of Pyronale Fireworks Competition

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The Philippines was the grand winner of World Pyronale Fireworks Competition 2013 held in Berlin.

Team Dragon Fireworks, won two Awards: the Audience Choice Award and the Gold Trophy as the 2013 Grand Champion. Spain (
Pirotecnia Zaragozana) got the Silver, and Finland (JoHo Pyro) got the Bronze.
Here are the winners of Pyronale 2013:

Every year teams from all over the world create various fireworks with breathtaking effects in order to win the pyronale trophy and the public's favor.

A jury consisting of experts and celebrities decides who becomes champion of the Pyronale. The winning team receives a trophy created by designer Jette Joop. Other awards were handed over to the second and third placed team. On both evenings the audience is allowed to vote for its favourite firework.

Reef Fishes Of The East Indies App : A Digital Guide to Every Known Reef Fish Species

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Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International (CI) empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature and its global biodiversity to promote the long-term well-being of people.

CI recently released the “Reef Fishes Of The East Indiesapp, a digital guide to every known reef fish species in your region, the most biodiverse area on the planet.

Key points are:

Designed for iPad and Kindle Fire, REEF FISHES OF THE EAST INDIES doesn’t “stream” content, so you can be used out at sea, with no internet connection required.

This is the perfect digital guide for divers and nature lovers to use in the office, school, home or out on the open sea.

The app includes over 2,500 reef fishes of which 25 species are new to science. It summarises 60 years of research and exploration and brings greater understanding and valuation of the immense biodiversity of reef fish in the East Indies.

Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) for 2013

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We congratulate the twenty (20) youth organizations representing NCR, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao who will face off at the finals week of the 11th Search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO).

The TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc. has successfully established itself as the country’s only award giving body that recognizes and supports the outstanding contributions of youth organizations to the country.
To date more than a thousand youth organizations have joined the search and are now part of the growing youth network of the foundation. These exceptional youth organizations have contributed to the development of their local communities, schools and work place, through their innovative and valuable projects.

The entries will be judged based on the following criteria: Impact of project entry on stakeholders; Harnessing the spirit of volunteerism and citizenship; Creativity and Innovation; and Sustainability and Effective use of Resources. Apart from the prestigious recognition, the winning organizations receive an especially commissioned trophy sculpted by Mr. Toym De Leon Imao, and a grant of Php 50,000.00 intended to fund new projects or continue their long term programs.

The TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc., The National Youth Commission, and the Office of Senator Kiko Pangilinan organize the annual search.

The Circle Hostel Zambales Brings You The Harvest Festival

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For some QUALITY Good Times: Join an event this October 12 and 13 for the Harvest Festival at The Circle Hostel in Zambales!

Yoga, Paint, Surf, Skim, slackline! At sunset we've got a beach clean up, and a sunset jam, so don't forget to bring your own instruments.

After, you can groove by a bonfire to the sounds of Indio-i on their 20th anniversary.

Event fee is Php 200 on top of your overnight charge. They'll be raffling off a BlackBerry Z10 and other awesome prizes so don't miss out!

Email for reservations

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Demolisyon : Wazzup Pilipinas is the Proud Online Media Partner of Demolisyon

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Thank you to the organizers of DEMOLISYON for acknowledging Wazzup Pilipinas as their proud official online media partner. We are glad to play an active role in promoting their very meaningful event to help raise awareness of our heritage sites and their rights.

We believe that everyone needs to be informed of the significance of knowing how we could contribute in the preservation and maintenance of our historical sites. The guest speakers of the conference are great sources of information to help educate us on the significance of what we should consider as our treasured landmarks. The people need to know why there is a fight .... before it's all too late.

Below is their posted announcement along with the recognition of as one of the Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs of 2013. Thanks!

Robin Padilla Versus Franklin Drilon : Abolish the "Pork" Now!

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"Kami ni Senador Jinggoy Estrada at Senador Bong Revilla ay naging magkaibigan dahil kami ay mga artista. Kung anuman po ang kinalaman ng kanilang trabaho sa isa't-isa, wala po ako doon. Hindi po tayo mabubuhay nang walang kaibigan, at hindi po ibig sabihin na sasamahan ko ang kaibigan ko pag siya'y mali... Ang sinasabi ko po, sa oras na ito, lahat sila'y marumi," Robin Padilla
Do you think Robin Padilla is level-minded and fair to everyone? Do you think he can lead some changes in the country?

Sinabi lang ni Robin ang totoo. Hindi dahil sa kaibigan niya ang mga nabanggit na Senador ay sasama na siya sa mga mali na kanilang ginagawa. Ipinapakita lang niya ang katapatan niya. Ang tunay na kaibigan ay magsasabi kung tama o mali ang gawain ng kanilang kaibigan.

However, kaibigan rin naman ni Robin si Misuari pero bakit wala naman siyang komento tungkol doon na kay daming inosenteng civilians ang namatay at nawalan ng mga bahay doon sa Zamboanga?

3rd Halo-Halo Indie Film Festival : Showcasing Filipino Talents in Film Making

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MaSKay is now accepting short film entries for the 3rd Halo-Halo Independent Film Festival(HHIFF 2013). Deadline is on October 31, 2013.

Halo-Halo Independent Film Festival (HHIFF) is now on its third year. An event aiming to provide opportunities, encouraging interested people who have undying passion for filmmaking and the arts. It serves as an outlet to express and a venue to showcase talents through films.

The 3rd Halo-Halo Indie Film Festival shares a different viewing pleasure from its pilot run two years ago, where people comfortably watch films while dining with friends and families. Showcasing various short films in narrative, documentary, animation, music video, experimental and other genres produced by Filipino students and filmmakers both amateur and professionals. 

Halo-Halo 3 breaks the stiffening impression of a distant stage, where the films, the filmmakers and the audience get to easily engage and communicate with each other. And because we value the participation of our filmmakers and audience, we will be having an “Audience Choice” award where the film viewers will pick their favorite film among the entries in the film festival.

The Zombie Zone : Enter the Zone of Scare and Fun at The Oriental Hotel

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The Oriental Hotels and Resorts is a brand of hotels and resorts that prides itself on refreshing service and refreshing people. The Oriental Hotels presents a medley of relaxing resorts and hotels with easy access to exciting attractions, historic settings, fun – filled family programs, adventure trekking, local cultural programs, exquisite shopping, beautiful golf courses and indulgent spa services.

From spectacular bay sunsets and urban cityscapes to lovely ocean views, there’s a perfect Oriental Hotel just for you.

It will soon be having The Zombie Zone on October 26! Hide, run or scream all you want from 3:00 to 6:00 pm as the living dead assemble for an afternoon of heart-stopping activities and mouth-watering feast for only Php 450.00 for kids and Php 650.00 for adults (inclusive of loot bags, snack buffet, and other prizes). If you confirm your ticket reservation from October 1-19, you'd get a 10% discount.

Thrilling games, prizes, and food await you! So don't be left behind!

The activities include the Mummy wrap, longest zombie growl, and scavenger hunt. Frighten and stand out in your best zombie costume and win a prize!

Wouldn't you want to spend the afternoon at The Zombie Zone?

Million K Run against Pork and for Good Governance Goes to UPLB

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This is for the Runners, Media and advocates.

We would like to invite everyone for "Million K Run against Pork and for Good Governance goes to UPLB" this Friday Oct 11, 2013.

Students, teachers, non academic personel of UPLB as well as runners from Los Banos, Manila and farmers from Calauan, Laguna will gather in front of Student Union Building at 6am and will begin running at 6:30 am around the Oval. Pledge forms will be distributed before the run.

Participants wil be able to express their indignation in a healthy way by running, walking or biking a number of kilometers. Runners in Naga Lucena and Legazpi have thus far pledged a total of nearly half a million or 500 thousand kilometers.

Real Life Book Launching at UP Bahay Kalinaw


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Come and join a celebration of the "Real Life" of ordinary Filipinos living extraordinary lives!

There's going to be a book launch on October 19, Saturday at 3:00 pm at UP Bahay Kalinaw. The
Author / Storyteller is  Dolly Palisada.

The book  is available at only P400.00. Part of the proceeds will go to Workshops@IbaPa Charities, Inc. & for the renovation of Project 8 Christian Alliance Fellowship Center.

Now accepting advance orders, email: or

You can get a copy at Central books branches:

Quezon Avenue, QC
CM Recto Avenue
Roxas St, Davao City
Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City
GV Building, P. del Rosario St, Cebu City

Oktoberfest Manila 2013 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza

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Bring on the beers, bratwursts and Bavarian spirit as The German Club Manila and Sofitel Philippine Plaza bring you the Oktoberfest Manila 2013!

Savor authentic Bavarian fare as you dance all night long to the live tunes of the renowned Bavarian Sound Express and The Bloomfields.

Exciting prizes await!

October 18 to 19, 2013
6:00 pm
Harbor Garden Tent
Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Team Britney Philippines : Fan Party - The Essential Britney Spears Launching.

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Good news! Britney Spears has a new album! The bad news? It won't feature any new music.

The album titled "The Essential Britney Spears" is another greatest hits album featuring 2 discs. This compilation will be Britney's third, following 2004's "Greatest Hits: My Perogative" and 2009's "The Singles Collection".

Team Britney Philippines (Official) & Odysseylive.Net in cooperation with Ivory Music & Video & SonyMusicPh proudly present: Team Britney Philippines : Fan Party -  The Essential Britney Spears Launching.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pokemon X and Y : Launch Day Meet-Up

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The PKMN-ph Team, spearheaded by me, Ranger Paul (yeah, dropped my name there already) decided to create this Pokémon X and Y: Launch Day Meet-Up event (October 12, 2013, Saturday at 1 pm) in order to establish our community better by participating in this one global event in the franchise's history.

We are already listed at the Bulbanews Fan Launch Event Page so if that still doesn't make you proud, then I don't know what to do anymore.

However, we lack the manpower, the funds and the support of TPCi (or even DataBlitz) to start a Fan Launch Party that you guys have been expecting.

To be honest, we don't even know if a 5-man team can handle 90 members at the cramped-up CyberZone in Megamall all at the same time; let alone conduct a B/W tournament for all of us on Saturday.

ADB Youth Dialogue: "Girl Rising" Movie Screening

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In support of the UN International Day of the Girl Child (11 October), ADB partnered with Plan International Philippines, Intel Philippines, and WEF Global Shapers Manila Hub in hosting the “ADB Youth Dialogue: Girl Rising Screening.”

Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, Girl Rising "spotlights the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl -- and the world." This film tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by renowned actresses such as Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep.

Organized regularly, ADB Youth Dialogues strengthen youth participation in policy discourse and enhance partnerships between ADB, civil society organizations (CSO’s), and youth-led CSO’s as important stakeholders of Asia’s continuing development.

Tears For Fears Music Night at Route 196

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Everybody Wants to Rule the World! Who doesn't?

I guess that is why we love singing that song because it has a deeper interpretation aside from the catchy tune and the meaningful lyrics. Who doesn't know the singers behind that iconic song? Unless you were just born today, you've probably heard one of their famous songs already, and you have to admit that you would get the LSS (Last Song Syndrome) after hearing any of their songs, especially the chorus part.

The Tears for Fears are an English New Wave band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Their music has caught the attention of this Mad World and has continued (and will continue) to play their music for everyone's enjoyment.

I grew up with their music, and their MTVs, and I have to say that I appreciate their music very much!

Wazzup Pilipinas is happy to announce that we are a proud online media partner of the Generic Mamaw Presents Tears For Fears event happening this October 30 at Route 196. The Tears for Fears party starts at 10 pm until 2 am the following morning!!!!

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