Saturday, November 9, 2013

Siddhartha: A Musical Journey to Enlightenment

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Catch Siddhartha: A Musical Journey to Enlightenment for a one night engagement before the entire cast flies to the US to celebrate the 25th anniversary of FGS Hsi Lai Temple in California. 

This will be on November 15, 2013 at around 7:30 pm to be held at the Level 6 Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier in Bonifacio Global City.

For inquiries, please call FGS Mabuhay Temple at (02) 559-9540. Proceeds will go to the victims of the earth quake that recently hit parts of Visayas.

Manila Auto Salon 2013 : Showcasing the Country's Best in Car Customizing and Tuning.

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Manila Auto Salon gathers under one roof, local and international manufacturers, distributors and dealers of the automotive aftermarket industry.

Incorporating three shows – Custom Car Show, the Sport Truck Show and the Tuner Auto Show MAS was conceptualized and being produced by the Philippine’s leading motoring events organizer – Tradeshow International, Inc. (the team behind Trans Sport Show).

Organized by Tradeshow Iinternational, Inc. - the group behind the annual Trans Sport Show, Defense & Sporting Arms Show, Custom Car Show, Sport Truck Show, Philippine Vintage & Sports Car Festival, 1st Nostalgic Motor Show, and the Club Secretariat for the Manila Sports Car Club.

MYX MO 2013 : Ang Pinakamalaking Concert Event ng MYX

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Celebrate Pinoy music's best with MYX! 11.12.13 (November 12, 2013) SM Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds. Tickets are available at all SM Tickets branches

VIP - 300 pesos
Gold - 150 pesos
Silver - 50 pesos

Heto na naman ang pinakamalaking concert event ng MYX – MYX Mo! 2013! From Marikina, babalik tayo sa SM Mall Of Asia para sa isang masayang party kasama ang mga pinakamalalaking artists ng Pilipinas!

Save the date!

MYX MO! 2013
SM Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds
11.12.13 (November 12, 2013)
Gates open at 5:00 PM

Erik Santos in "InTENse": A Decade with the Prince of Pop

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Erik Santos in "InTENse": A Decade with the Prince of Pop

November 9, 2013 8PM
PICC Plenary Hall

with special guests:
Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez
Concert Queen Pops Fernandez
Comedy Concert Queen Ai Ai delas Alas
Queen of Teleserye Themesongs Angeline Quinto
Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino
with the G-force

Not Another Coffee Shop Planner (We're a Tea Shop!): The Launch

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It's their third planner, and things just get better and better each year. This year, they chose to collaborate with Muni PH, and there's a lot to expect from it! They'll hold the details BUT watch out for the artworks as they post them everyday at the Moonleaf Tea Shop page :)

16 November 2013
2PM onwards
@ Moonleaf Maginhawa

- Pop-up shops by, Punchdrunk Panda, Cubism Family, and the Moonleaf 2014 Planner!
- Upcycled craft workshop by Katha Magazine
- Design talk by artist collaborator Rob Cham
- Musical performances by Gentle Universe / Musiko Imbento
..and more!!! (We'll be filling you in with more details this week!)

LG G2 Available for Free at Plan 1799 with Unlimited LTE Surfing

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Globe Telecom once again proves that it is the preferred Philippine telco partner of the world’s leading device manufacturers by being the first telco in the country to launch LG Mobile’s newest flagship smartphone, the LG G2, under its suite of fully-customizable postpaid plans.

Dubbed by Stuff Magazine as the “best smartphone in the world” and the “new king of Android”, LG G2 is available for free at Plan 1799 over a 24-month contract period*. The postpaid plan bundle already comes with unlimited Long Term Evolution (LTE) surfing which gives subscribers mobile internet speeds of up to 42 mbps, a monthly consumable amount for calls and texts, and one-month free subscription to Globe Gadget Care, the country’s first-ever mobile phone protection program that guarantees a worry-free experience against theft and accidental damage.

“We are honored to be the first Philippine telco to offer LG Mobile’s latest smartphone innovation in the country on the back of our undisputed postpaid leadership and device expertise,” shared Raul Macatangay, Head of Globe Postpaid. “The LG G2 and its amazing features are best paired with the Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN, the first fully-customizable and most flexible postpaid plan in the country that empowers subscribers to create a plan that fits their needs, budget, and lifestyle.”

Minimal Disruption From Super Typhoon Yolanda

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Super typhoon Yolanda caused minimal disruption on Globe Telecom's operations in central and southern part of the country despite strong winds and heavy rains brought by the weather disturbance.

As of 12 noon Friday, about 20% of the Globe Telecom’s network in the Visayas region has been adversely affected by the super typhoon. The typhoon also caused disruption in about 6% of its network in the Mindanao area, said Robert Tan, Globe Chief Technical Adviser.

The adverse impact on sites in the Visayas region was due mostly to commercial power interruption following strong winds brought by typhoon Yolanda. Some cell sites were also affected by misalignment of antennas due to gusty winds brought by the weather anomaly, Tan said.

Life of a Pascian Student

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If you heard the word "Pascian", what is the first thing that will come into your mind?

Many people might think, they are the scholarship students who strive and study hard to maintain their grades, while others might think, they are the students who always act all high and mighty just because they can maintain an average grade that is not lower than eighty-five.

How about you, what is your opinion?...The former or the latter?

When I first heard that I passed the entrance exam and will study in Pasig City Science High School, I had the opposite reaction, instead of being ecstatic and patting myself on the back, I got very sad, and I know you're thinking who in his or her right mind will apply to a school when you have no interest in it. Well in my defense, my mother was the one who pushed me into taking the entrance exam.

I did not expect to pass the exam neither did I expect that I will be fifty-fifth in ranking. But after some thinking I came up with a decision,... why not try it? Maybe there is a reason why I passed the exam.

Flow Surf Yoga Samba La Union: An Awesome Weekend Promoting Fun and Healthy Lifestyle

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Hello, FLOW team and participants,

I just want to say that it was such a treat to meet all of you and have such a memorable weekend together. I also am so wow-ed by the FLOW ladies and the mission they have taken to share these delightful life experiences and healthy, fun practices with others. I loved that I could bring my children to enjoy the experience as well - all three of us loved it. I look forward to more adventures and encounters during our time in Philippines and hope I will get to see many of you again. Here is my cell for any who'd like to be in touch: 0917 xxx xxxx.

all the best,
Above is an e-mail message coming from one of the participants who really enjoyed the three-days and two-nights activities prepared by the Flow Surf Yoga Samba La Union organizers namely Noelle, Denise and Monica, along with their supportive and equally talented friends and families -including their adorable kids (not to forget Denise' ever-smiling baby) - who spent the awesome November 1 to 3 event with us at the San Juan Surf Resort in San Juan, La Union.

I've been to the same beach before this same year but this was the best experience so far. The three fun-filled days of surf, yoga and samba was extremely an amazing and entertaining weekend.

Gloria Diaz Promotes Neurogen-E with "Life In Your Hands" Campaign

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Gloria Diaz, the very first Miss Universe from the Philippines, is actively promoting Neurogen-E with the "Life In Your Hands" campaign.

Stregthening its resolve to curb the discomfort of nerve-aging among Filipinos, Neurogen-E has recently launched "Life In Your Hands" campaign, an advocacy program that seeks to touch the lives of mature Filipino women through initiatives that enable them to do more and be more.

Statistics say that 40.5% of the elderly suffer from nerve damage attributed to deficiency in Vitamin B12, the vitamin responsible for nerve regeneration and growth. Numbness, tingling sensations and burning pain in the hands and feet may progress to total loss of sensation which will eventually hamper the elderly from living a full and active life.

Bar-B-Screw-U : The Story of the Resto That Tried to Go Cheap-O

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Never in my life have I encountered such a restaurant where the management was a strange group of weird and struggling entrepreneurs.

I received an invitation on Facebook by this lady to visit a new restaurant in Timog Avenue corner Tomas Morato to try out their food. Below was her message:

"Hi there, a good friend of mine just opened a resto at Timog Ave in QC and I'm doing a bit of social media stuff for him. This is the first of its kind restaurant in the Philippines so I thought you might want to be one of the first bloggers to review it? Here is the facebook page of the resto with some pictures and videos. If you want to come experience this new concept and do a review, let me know and I'll arrange a visit for you and a friend. Or if you prefer, just visit the resto in your own time. We are happy to provide a giveaway to your readers too, maybe we can discuss ideas about how we can work together? Look forward to hearing from you."

Friday, November 8, 2013

Facebook's Internet-for-All Advocacy via P100,000 Donation to a Global Filipino School in Bohol

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As part of its collaboration with Facebook and in support of the social networking site's internet-for-all advocacy, leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom turned over P100,000 to Bilar National High School to help rebuild the school which was damaged by the recent earthquake and to ensure that the students would have continuous access to technology and internet services.

"Similar to the vision of Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg to bring the entire world online, Globe also has an advocacy to make Internet access a reality to more and more Filipinos especially those in the rural areas. For over a decade now, we have been providing internet connection to public elementary and high schools across the country to givethe studentsan opportunity to keep up with what is happening in the rest of the world," said Fernando Esguerra, OIC, Globe Corporate Social Responsibility.

Esguerra said Globe has chosen BNHS to be the recipient of the financial assistance since it houses the Global Filipino School, an ICT center of excellence which Globe turned over to the Department of Education last year. It consists of an ICT laboratory with 24 specialized desktop computers and laptops connected to the internet.

Alay Sining 6 : Fifty Top Filipino Sculptors Raise Funds for the Gift of Life Program

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It is amazing that many individuals are using their gifted skills and creativity to help out their fellow individuals. i would love to be able to help my countrymen using God's given talent and be able to extend the life of children with Congenital Heart Disease to enjoy more of their hopeful years.

About 50 of the top and up-and-coming sculptors are joining what has become the country’s biggest and most important sculpture event, Alay Sining 6, which is set to open on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Grand Ballroom on the 3rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and continued on Wednesday, November 20, and Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Clipper Lounge at the 2nd floor of the same hotel.

This sixth edition of Alay Sining is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Makati West in partnership with the sculptors and, like the previous five editions, is aimed at helping raise funds for the club’s Gift of Life Program to sponsor the open-heart operations of children from poor families afflicted with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).

The 700 Club Asia Celebrates the Spirit of Giving with “Buti Na Lang May Pasko”

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Celebrate the Christmas spirit of giving as The 700 Club Asia features “Buti Na Lang May Pasko” special live episodes from November 11-15 at 11:00 p.m. on GMA News TV.

The special live TV series is aimed at raising P15-M to help support the projects and outreach of the CBN Asia Family of Ministries which include The 700 Club Asia, Superbook, CBN Asia Prayer Center, Operation Blessing, and the Asian Center for Missions.
“This is the perfect opportunity for people who want to help our kababayans who have lost loved ones, lost their homes and are almost losing hope after the fierce battle in Zamboanga, the flashfloods in Zambales and the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Bohol and Cebu,” says Peter Kairuz, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBN Asia and host of The 700 Club Asia.

Epson Helps Earthquake Victims in Bohol

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Extending a helping hand to the victims of the October 15 earthquake that devastated Bohol and Cebu, the Epson companies in the Philippines – represented by Epson Precision (Philippines) Inc. President Kazuyuki Amano – handed over a check amounting to PhP1 million last October 21 to the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) to support relief operations in Bohol.

On the ground, Epson employees - headed by Environment Manager Joyce Tan - went to Bohol last October 23 and worked with the PBSP Visayas team, and Holy Name University teachers and student volunteers to do the actual repacking of relief goods.

The team distributed about 1,500 ‘sphere packs’ that contained 8kg rice, half kilo of monggo (mung beans), 4 cans of sardines, half kilo of dried fish, 350ml cooking oil, 6L water, 1 kilo of sugar, 1 kilo of salt, 1 pail, and 1 detergent bar to the families affected by the earthquake.

ArtWearAble 2: EliSon - Ann Pamintuan Mounts Preview Collection at Yuchengco Museum

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Ann Pamintuan will give audiences a special preview of her new line of bags and fashion accessories under the label EliSon.

To be exhibited at Yuchengco Museum from November 14, 2013 to February 1, 2014, ArtWearAble 2: EliSon by Ann Pamintuan pays tribute to her mentors, sisters Eli Pinto Mansor and Sonia Pinto Ner, renowned trailblazers in Philippine design.

Pamintuan’s EliSon brand of design creations is named in remembrance of the late Pinto sisters—Pratt Institute graduate and former Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) director and Movement 8 design alliance founder Eli Pinto Mansor and history professor, museum director, arts manager, and Filipiniana book publisher Sonia Pinto Ner—who both encouraged the Davao-based, self-taught designer to pursue a career in design.

The fashion line is comprised of bags and accessories that use especially made natural materials and fabrics interwoven or embellished with copper thread.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

ASUS Announces Transformer Book T100 with Detachable Tablet Display

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Attended by members of the media and ASUS partners, ASUS announces the Transformer Book T100, a 2-in-1 ultraportable laptop with a detachable 10 inch tablet HD display.

Powered by the latest Intel Atom ‘Bay Trail’ quad-core processor and that can be used as a standalone Windows 8.1 tablet. With a slim design and durable finish, Transformer Book is not only one of the lightest laptops currently available at just 1.07kg, but also one of the lightest 10-inch tablets around, at 550g.

The photo above shows Mr. George Su (2nd from left), Country Manager of Asus Philippines, while offering a toast to success during the launch of T100, one of the company’s next generation of notebook products.   Joining him in photo were (from left:) Mr. Wowie Wong, Market Development Manager of Intel Philippines; Louis Lau, System Product Manager, Asus Philippines; Gary Fowle, OEM General Manager of  Micosoft.

The event was held at Club Haze in Bonifacio Global City last November 5, 2013.

Mothers’ Woes Solved Through Convergence Of Efforts

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Motherhood is a challenging enough experience, and more so if you have limited resources.

That is exactly the situation that Alice Temulajasay, 53, and Fely Paglinawan, 44, found themselves in, being residents of Barangay Denuyan in Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte.

Despite their condition, Alice and Fely upheld the adage about mothers’ resourcefulness. They were able to come up with means to support their families, with support coming from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the local government unit, and other stakeholders.

Tattoo's New Personalized Plan 999 Now Comes with Free Mobile Wifi Device

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Connectivity has never been as relevant as it is today. As some walk around with 3 or more gadgets in their bags, staying up to date is a trend that will keep on evolving.

As Tattoo, the country's most reliable mobile broadband continues to combine connectivity, best value and accessibility, subscribers can experience these altogether with the new Postpaid Personalized Plan 999.

The revamped Plan 999 now gives subscribers their very own Tattoo mobile WiFi device for free – no more one-time cash out or extra fees. The free Tattoo mobile wifi device lets you connect 10 devices all at once with even amplified speeds of up to 12mbps that can be upgraded up to 21 mbps, keeping up with your multi-connected lifestyle.

Pre-Wreck - Drop Beats, Not Subjects : A Benefit Party at UPLB

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The UPLB COM Arts Society is a duly recognized academic and official organization for Communication Arts majors in the University of the Philippines Los Baños.

It aims to cultivate human perception towards the arts and the humanities and to provide outlets for the artistic talents of the members especially in the three areas of specialization of the Communication Arts program which are: Writing, Speech Communication and Theatre Arts.

As a way of giving back for their glorious 37 years, The UPLB Com Arts Society proudly presents: PRE-WRECK, a benefit party to welcome the incoming second semester in University of the Philippines – Los Banos.

This event will take place in Java Avenue on November 21, 2013 (Thursday) at 9PM – 2AM. Part of the proceeds of this event will go to Limao Elementary School, the chosen beneficiary for this year.

Global Entrepreneurship Week : Now in the Philippines!!!

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The Global Entrepreneurship Week Philippines is here in the country! For the first time, we will be hosting the celebration of GEW in the Philippines this coming November.

The Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of leaders who are passionate in innovating and creating new concepts for what others think are impossible. It is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.

The confirmed and invited speakers are Fern CEO Tommy Tan, Alliance Select CEO Jonathan Dee, Lamoiyan (Hapee) CEO Cecilio Pedro, Agrinurture CEO Antonio Tiu, Century Properties CEO Jose Antonio, Mang Inasal founder Edgar Sia, Zest-O CEO Alfredo Yao. 

Mobile Festival 2013 : To Celebrate the Power of Mobile in Transforming Business

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Professionals from diverse fields and backgrounds will come together to explore the future of their industries at the Mobile Festival 2013 on November 25 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay city.

The event will showcase mobile’s power in transforming every aspect of business–from marketing, media, commerce, customer care, and even business models.

The Mobile Festival will be a unique learning event that touts practical advice from the experts. Sessions will be in the ‘how to’ and ‘top tips’ format, to be given by an unprecedented mix of speakers such as:
  • Amy Saper, International Partner, Twitter
  • Andrew Knott, Vice President, Media and Digital – Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Afica, McDonald's
  • Valli Lakshmanan, Global Head, Mobext
  • Rushit Jhaveri, Senior Manager – Asia Pacific, Fremantle Media
  • Christian Geissendoerfer, CEO and Founder, Yoose
  • Mia Icasiano-Bulatao, CRM Head and Junior Vice President, LBC Express
  • Reuben Ravago, Chief Innovations Officer, SSI Group
More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Neon Invasion Fun Run 2013 : Get Amped and Ready for this Electrifying Event!

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Neon Invasion Fun Run 2013 is an electrifying 5k race for people who enjoy gathering with friends, running, walking, jogging, and run in the night illuminated with neon lights.
This is the first ever Neon Fun Run in The Philippines! This event is less about speed and more about enjoying a night of neon lights and neon glow body paint under LED and black lights with friends and family (THIS IS NOT A RAVE).

Each course is designed to light up the night with several UV black light glow-zones, upbeat dance music of the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and current top hits and amped runners who are dressed up and ready to party. 

Although it is a 5k run and everybody can run as hard as they’d like, most just want to light-it-up, have a good time, and dance their way to the finish. The fun doesn’t end there because the after run celebration near the finish line is the best part of the Neon fun run – New Wave Party for a Cause.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Caligdong, Malditas, GAU FC Lead "Football Para sa Bayan Clinic" for Disadvantaged Children

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About 150 children, mostly from marginalized communities,joined the Globe Football Para sa Bayan Mini Festival at the DLSU Zobel Globe Football Field in Ayala Alabang where they received training from key movers in the football scene led by Azkals Team Captain Chieffy Caligdong, Malditas, and Green Archers United who all want to assist disadvantaged youth through sports.

Majority of the participants belong to six football communities catering to disadvantaged children in Pasig, Mandaluyong, Tondo, Payatas as well as the kids of Muntinlupa Bilibid Prison inmates. The football communities include: GawadKalinga FC, Dream Big Pilipinas FA, Futkal FC, Payatas FC, Muntinlupa United FC, and PinayFutbol.

Caligdong who is also a Globe Ambassador, together with his Team Manager Monchu Garcia and teammates in Green Archers United, one of the most competitive teams in the United Football League, facilitated the drills and scrimmages. Also with them were members of the women's national football team, more commonly known as Malditas and teen varsity football players from La Salle Zobel and La Salle Greenhills.

Master Chefs 2013 Barangay Cooking Challenge Final Cook Off : When Cooks Become Master Chefs

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I think I was the only blogger who accepted the invitation of the SM Hypermarket Cubao - Master Chefs 2013 Barangay Cooking Challenge Final Cook Offs. There were plenty of us during the initial media launch of the competition but I was all alone during the grand finale.

I was at the Cubao branch to witness the branch's 8 finalists take on the challenge as these finalists from the different barangays in the area display their knowledge in and outside the kitchen.

The competition was done in two batches as 4 challengers face each other per batch and three chefs judging their final dish for the day. Acting as judges were Chef Hasset Go, Chef Enrico Magtanong and Chef Paolo Sia.

Individuals from the barangay, assisted by one SM Hypermarket Customer Assistants each, bought ingredients from the grocery that must not exceed an amount of Php 500 to match with a recipe for a dish that must include broccoli and CDO Ulam Burger. They have to complete the dish within one (1) hour only.

I was impressed that a challenger was able to prepare three dishes, and that the three chefs seemed to be impressed.

DOTC: Transport Agencies On Full Alert, Heighten Safety Preparations For Typhoon Yolanda

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With the coming arrival of Typhoon Yolanda – expected to pack winds at 200 kilometers per hour upon landfall on Friday – the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and all its sectoral and attached agencies are now on Level 3 or Full Alert Status, which entails a heightened implementation of safety and security measures for travelers especially in the Visayas region.

According to various weather forecasts, Typhoon Yolanda will make landfall over the Samar-Leyte area by noon on Friday, 8 November 2013, and is expected to traverse westward across Regions 6, 7, and 8 until it exits the PAR sometime Saturday evening to Sunday morning.

“Safety is always our priority. We want to have the least number of casualties possible, and we placed all transport agencies on Full Alert Status precisely to ensure that,” said DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Special Blocked Screening

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Who's excited to watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Catch it at Shang Cineplex EDSA Shanri-La Mall in Mandaluyong on November 20, 2013 with free popcorn, drinks and loot bag full of goodies from sponsors! 

If the sequel will be as good or better than the first one, then its a must watch movie of the year.

Last October 30 we were treated by the organizers with Thor : The Dark World in Digital 3D, and they will also treat us again this coming December for The Hobbit, also in 3D.

My wife and I had a great time watching the special blocked screening of the God of Thunder, and we are sure to book our date for the next two movies!

For more info's about the event visit The Great Events Plus Phil. Inc.

Epson Ships its 90 Millionth HTPS Panel for 3LCD Projectors

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Seiko Epson Corporation  recently announced that it has shipped a total of 90 million high-temperature polysilicon (“HTPS”) TFT liquid crystal panels for 3LCD projectors, enough for more than 30 million projector units.

For more than two decades, Epson has maintained its position as the world's No. 1 supplier (1) of HTPS panels, the core devices at the heart of 3LCD projectors. It has led the industry by developing and providing technologies that boost power and performance.

In recent times, applications for 3LCD projectors have expanded as advantages such as high brightness and contrast have been augmented with functions such as 3D and interactive capability. In the office, for example, projectors have become essential equipment for business presentations. In the home theater segment, they offer a compelling movie-viewing experience. In the education segment, projectors facilitate effective learning at school.

Yapak Mo Yakap Ko Benefit Concert : For the Kids of Smokey Mountain

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CSR World, a department of Benita and Catalino Yap Foundation (BCYF) launches Yapak Mo Yakap Ko Benefit Concert on November 22, 2013 at 5:30pm until 9:30pm and will be held at the Plaza V of De La Salle- College of St. Benilde featuring Up Dharma Down and other uprising OPM bands such as Clover Street, Dagsin, Pathway and Unica, to help build a library in the slum area, particularly in Smokey Mountain, Tondo Manila.

In partnership with Tulay ng Kabataan Foundation and the Student Council of De La Salle - College of St. Benilde, Yapak Mo Yakap Ko Benefit Concert was organized to raised funds from the concert will help the kids in Smokey Mountain value education more and have a free access on education even if they are outside the four corners of the classroom.

The tickets are sold for Php 250 only until October 31, 2013 as early bird rate and Php 300 starting November 1, 2013.

Options for Gateway Airport Roadmap to 2040 to Be Presented to President Aquino - DOTC

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is set to present the options for establishing the country’s gateway airports from the present until 2040 to President Benigno S. Aquino III tomorrow, 6 November 2013.

“We will present two options for modernizing our gateway airport system, which will show the world that we are preparing to be one of the top global tourist destinations for the next few decades,” remarked Abaya.

According to a 2011 study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), annual passenger forecasts for the Greater Capital Region, which covers the National Capital Region and Regions 3 and 4A, will rise from 49.8-million in 2020, to 75-million in 2030, up to 106.7-million in 2040. In 2012, total traffic was already at 31.879-million.

To meet these expected volumes, the DOTC has identified two viable options, both of which will involve the expansion of Clark International Airport (CIA), as well as the development of a new international airport roughly within 20-30 minutes of Metro Manila, to be fully operational by 2027.

The 2 options differ insofar as the fate of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is concerned.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Plant Tour at Cemex and Re-visiting Rizal’s Place

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Last October 25, 2013, Press and Media together with On-line Bloggers visit the factory and see how cement was being done and process on their Quarry at San Jose, Antipolo City.

A nation is progressing when you see many constructions within the metro or even in the remotest part of a nation. With our case the Philippines, we have seen multi structures of constructions, malls , condominiums , townhouses, and even houses of any types this days on every part of the country which you cannot even imagine . Thus should be reconsidered as one that will carry a nations economy to go up in its state.

That’s why CEMEX has been in a long time was prepared in catching up for the technology upgrades and more alternatives other that coal just to meet the industry’s need for cement be it in bags or bulks.

The province of Rizal amply addresses cement supply for major portions of Luzon’s high-growth areas. This cement production can be attributed to CEMEX Philippines, a building solutions provider which operates its Solid Cement Plant in Barangay San Jose, Antipolo City.

“We understand that cement demand is continuously rising,” said Sherwin San Pablo, Solid Cement Plant director. “Luzon isn’t just the biggest island in the Philippines; it is also home to plenty of thriving and rising commercial and urban areas. Therefore, there is an undeniably huge demand for cement here. And we are proud that the Solid Plant is more than capable of supporting it.”


The Solid Cement Plant centers its operational framework on sustainability and improving community welfare. The temperature is so hot on this area where coal is being grinded and heated and transformed into alternative fuels

The state-of-the-art facility uses alternative sources of energy like refuse derived fuel, raw rice husks, and waste plastics. Moreover, it will soon utilize a waste-heat process that converts heat in the kiln to electricity, which generates enough power to support 1/3 of the plant’s energy supply.

In addition to its sustainable products and processes, the cement manufacturer also promotes plant and road safety. The company has hundreds of employees working inside the plant on a daily basis. At the same time, it also has hundreds of trucks making deliveries around Luzon.

Since establishing its safety, as well as quality and environmental management systems, as early as a few years after CEMEX Philippines entered the country in 1997, Solid has been able to significantly reduce industrial accidents and road incidents. Moreover, safety and environmental awareness has developed into a culture that all CEMEX employees, workers or drivers carry with them even after they have clocked out from their shift.


“Everybody at CEMEX is committed to being part of nation building. So whether it is innovating and manufacturing products, supplying demand, reducing our carbon footprint and being environmentally-conscious,  or looking out for the safety of our people and those around us, we are determined to be of service to the country,” said San Pablo.



After the tour , we the Online Media Bloggers group together with the Print and TV Media have a courtesy call from Rizal’s Head of Tourism   OIC Mar B. Bacani through Cemex Official . Mr. Mar discussed about the road widening that has been done in the area, the places that is feasible to go to and even the known Hinulugang Taktak who undergoes rehabilitation and they are hoping that will be back on its normal condition.




And we dined at Balaw Balaw in Angono where we find Filipino Style  Paella or the Budol , A rice in Bilao with viands being put in the Bilao tray.

They have their exotic Fried Itik and Field Frogs available in fried and adobo. Its such an experience to eat this delicacy.

CEMEX Philippines is the manufacturer of the only eco-labeled cement brands in the country including Island Portland Cement, Palitada King, Rizal Portland Super, Rizal Masonry Cement, APO Portland Premium, APO Portland Cement, APO Masonry Cement, and APO Pozzolan. For more information, please log on to For partnerships, please contact the Public Affairs Unit and email

Blogged by Mac Vasquez of Mac Movers and Macs IT Trend

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POParazzi : SMVA Night 2013 - Get Ready for the New Experience!

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The night that will surely stand out and trend.
Get ready for the new experience.
NEW NAME, SAME GAME. Save the date!
This is #SMVANight2013!

It’s bigger, better, and more explosive! The School of Visual and Multimedia Arts will soon hold its college night this November at Palacio de Maynila on November 28, 2013 at 5 pm !

The event’s theme this year revolves around the Pop Art Movement, and is dubbed “POParazzi”. As pop art took its toll in the movement of advertising, the organizers as Multimedia Artists aim to also be a movement as well; a movement for social change through the arts.

As part of the events program line up, the organizers are having a pageant search with 12 pairs of candidates wherein they will compete as the first Mr. & Ms. SMVA 2013.

This will also be a fund raising event to help an Aeta Community with their educational needs.

Future X Saturday Market @ Escolta Number 9

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There's going to be a fun arts, vintage and artist-made market happening at Escolta on November 16 starting at 9 am.

The Future X Saturday Market is a bazaar, garage sale, thrift shop, black market and meeting place.  Artists, craft makers, designers and hoarders sell their wares: from artworks, limited edition or hand-made clothes, bags, jewellery, accessories, toys, zines, CDs, stickers, cookies to unwanted things.  Supporting the Future Market helps enable these individuals to sustain their art practice.

The event is organized by 98b - a community + network + library + kitchen + shop. Established in January 2012 as a response to the need for alternative art and creative venues in Manila, 98B is a setting where artists and creative individuals from other disciplines can interact and work together while presenting art and other creative endeavors in different ways; be it a talk, a bazaar, a publication, a meal or a simple gathering.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Bread Day : The Gardenia Bread Town and The Next Big Sandwich Hit

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The Gardenia Happy Bread Day event was held at the Gardenia Bread Town that was built inside the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati. The event was supposed to start at around 10 am but a lot of the booths were still completing their setup during that time. I brought my wife and my youngest child at the event where they enjoyed the differnet booths offering fun and exciting opportunities to taste and win Gardenia products and merchandises.

Aside from being able to buy Gardenia breads at factory prices, the numerous booths around Gardenia Bread Town offered free Gardenia bread samples tasting so you'll definitely be full already if you've tasted all of the said bread samples. In fact, we only took our lunch a few hours after lunch time because we were all satisfied already with all those yummy breads we were able to sample.

It was a whole day event filled with loads of activities for both the young and old alike. Prizes at stake were Gardenia designed shirts, pot-holders, products from other co-sponsors and of course lots of bread from Gardenia.

Enzacta Philippines : Delivering World-Class Innovative Nutritional Products? Yet to Be Proven!

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I was given an opportunity to try some products from Enzacta from a recent gathering of friends and representatives from the people distributing the products.
Enzacta is said to be devoted to delivering world-class innovative nutritional products in the most effective and efficient means possible. Their mission is to offer the best products and services to all individuals. They gave us a small booklet containing some testimonials from people and their success stories using the Enzacta products.
They said they are offering superior products for health and well being through a distribution network of Individual Business Owners (IBO) who are growing profitable home businesses every day.

Their products helps thousands of people improve their lives every day. Experience a world full of health and well-being coupled with business success and financial independence with the Enzacta products. Fulfill your dreams – improve your life and the lives of your family members by trying their products personally.

Pledging to Drive Safely With Innovative Technologies from Ford

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I pledge to drive safe and with Ford Philippines new safety features in their cars, they're making it a lot easier to keep safe in the streets. These new high-tech features are Ford's way to take care for their customers.

There was a sneek peak into the future of safety and driver assist technologies at the Bonifacio Global City last October 25 and 26 to showcase the innovative technologies that can benefit drivers.

Ford is taking us forward further towards convenience and safety with latest technologies that will surely keep us safe while driving on the road. today and in the near future.

The "Caring for Tomorrow" campaign is to promote public awareness and safe driving habits, and to invite others to drive safely for themselves and their loved ones.

Samsung Hall Launched at SM Aura

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The Samsung Hall located at the SM Aura Premier in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) was recently launched in cooperation with the three big corporate brands of Samsung, Smart and SM Aura.

SM Aura Premier sets the stage with Samsung Hall, the latest performance theater for sizzling global acts. An event space for young movers and shakers, it is geared to become the foremost venue for concerts and performances. Take in the scene at The Deck, an alfresco setup right beside Samsung Hall. With a breathtaking view of the metro, life cannot get any better.

The guests were treated with some cocktails and finger foods from the prime restaurants located at SM Aura while waiting for the official launch of the Samsung Hall.

There was also a special mini concert held at the Samsung Hall with D'Sound as the guest band performing a few of their songs live.

Thor : The Dark World in Digital 3D Special Blocked Screening

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True believers have witnessed the God of Thunder at the special blocked screening of Thor : The Dark World in Digital 3D. We did not only see the man in action flexing his muscles at the sight of the enemies and throwing the Mjolnir hammer but he also had a scene partly stripped showing his enormous figure from the waist up!

Marvel fans out there rejoiced not only for Thor but for the rest of the cast.....and weird as it may seem, even for Loki, the half-brother of Thor who somehow made a whats seemed to be a noble effort to help out this brother and their kingdom called Asgard.

....and oh yeah! There was another cameo, as usual by Stan Lee, at a scene in a mental institution.

Dayaw 2013 : October is Indigenous Peoples Month

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Dayaw, the biggest gathering of indigenous Filipino cultures organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), will be gracing Tacloban, Leyte this November 27-29. 2013 in celebration of October as Month of the Indigenous Peoples. The NCCA is led by its Chairman Felipe M. De Leon Jr. and Executive Director Emelita V. Almosara, CESO IV.

Spearheaded by the NCCA’s Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts (SCCTA), under Commissioner Joycie Dorado-Alegre, Dayaw is annually done in in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples’ Month observed every October. Leyte-Samar Heritage Society, Inc. and the local government of Leyte headed by Gov. Dominic Petilla will be the partners of NCCA for this year’s festival.

This year, Dayaw 2013 will showcase the different indigenous groups of the country, and an enriching and interesting array of activities including institutionalized film showing, fashion show of authentic indigenous wear and a food festival. Other activities are performances, rituals, forums, traditional cuisine demos, traditional games, arts and crafts exhibit and cultural tours, among others.

A Surprise Wedding Proposal at One Pacific Place

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Just imagine for a moment, a young lady getting proposed to by her boyfriend in front of friends, colleagues and relatives, in the middle of what she thought was a different celebration through a video uploaded on the guy's Facebook account. But it was a real surprise treat when she found out everyone else knew it was going to happen that day. It's like the whole world ganged up on her to make her day a truly memorable one!!!

You know it’s good and real when a surprise marriage proposal is made from a totally different country all the way to the Philippines, and all your loved ones contributed to make your soon-to-be-very-special day a success - now that's EFFORT with all caps!!!

It was quite an elaborate setup with special thanks to all the people who came and helped out - and tried their best to keep it a secret to the bride-to-be.

Experiencing the Spirit to Serve at the Philippine National School for the Blind

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Caring for the disabled members of our society should always be a prime concern not only of the government and private corporations but also of all individuals. Most of these people were born with the disabilities, while some met an unfortunate accident. We should therefore make it a point to always give them hope that we are here to help them go through life.

Some of them emerged talented and were recognized joining talent competitions. They have exceptional skills that are worth of a second look and of discovery.

The Philippine National School for the Blind located in the city of Pasay recently got some donations from the Marriott Hotel Manila in the form of some bed linens and kitchen utitlities.

We were invited to take part in the honorable act of social responsibility for our disadvantaged brothers and sisters who are desperately needing our support and concern.

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