Friday, February 27, 2015

Michelin and the Challenges at the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2015

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Michelin, in global partnership with Shell, welcomes back the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia (SEMA) for its second year in the Philippines at Luneta Park, Manila on February 26 to March 1, 2015.

The Shell Eco-Marathon is an international competition wherein student teams must create a safe and energy-efficient vehicle that promotes sustainable solutions for mobility. MICHELIN continues as the Official Global Partner and Tire Supplier of the event in 2015.

An increased number of student teams will participate in SEMA 2015, with 127 teams from 17 countries from the Asia-Pacific and delegates from Australia, Saudi Arabia, Oman and South Africa. From the Philippines alone, 25 universities from all over the country with as much as 34 participating prototype vehicles are joining this year. The SEMA 2014 had 109 teams from 15 countries, and 15 teams from the Philippines among them.

“The Michelin and Shell partnership are aligned with valuing innovation for better mobility, that also pursues energy-efficient and safe solutions for mobility.” said Michael Nunag, Chief Representative of MICHELIN Philippines.

Michelin-Starred Spanish Chefs to Present at Madrid Fusión Manila

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Madrid Fusión Manila, Asia’s most anticipated culinary event this year, will feature some of the world’s most distinguished Spanish chefs, among other internationally and locally renowned culinarians.

Recognized by globally trusted restaurant guides such as the Michelin Red Guide and the Repsol Suns Guide, the chefs will demonstrate and discuss their expertise at Madrid Fusión Manila International Gastronomy Congress held at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City from April 24 through 26.

"We are very excited because we expect a lot of people from the Philippines, Asia, and probably the rest of the world to come to Manila in 2015 and be part of this landmark event,” said Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. The event has three components: the Gastronomy Congress and the Trade Exhibition, which will be held at the convention center, and the Flavors of the Philippines Festival, which will be happening simultaneously in Manila and other parts of the country.

Here is a sneak peak of the eight Spanish chefs who will be sharing their knowledge and ideas during the event:

Awesome Vacation Getaways near Metro Cebu

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Looking for a holiday destination with both fantastic sights and urban flair? You can’t go wrong with Cebu, a bustling metropolis with plenty of local attractions you can drive to. Others consider Manila as the place where every single vacation spot is just a drive away. While Cebu City proper comes with all the amenities a dyed-in-the-wool city slicker could ask for, nothing beats the pleasure of going out of town for some real rest and relaxation.

Here we’ve rounded up a handful of the coolest getaways near Cebu City, all of which you should make time for and check out on the next long weekend:
 Mactan Island

Some of the world’s top hotel and resort chains have planted their flags on Mactan Island, and for good reason. Located just across the Mactan Channel from Cebu City, Mactan Island is less than half an hour’s drive away via the Osmeña Bridge or the Marcelo-Fernan Bridge.

A majority of the island’s most attractive beaches and resorts are located up and down the west coast, and include the likes of the Shangri-La Mactan Resort & Spa, Movenpick Hotel, Crimson Resort & Spa, and Plantation Bay. Also recommended are watersport destinations such as Club Kontiki Beach Resort and Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark, both near Maribago Beach.


Chef Lau Under Fire In The Apartment Celebrity Edition

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Chef Rolando Laudico came under fire in the second episode of The Apartment: Celebrity Edition. with his team leader, Rima Fakih (Miss USA 2010) when a disagreement broke out regarding the division of labor amongst the team members. The show airs every Tuesday, 7PM on Star World in the Philippines.

A broken house

Laudicowas loudly berated by Fakih outside of the villas.Fakih exclaimed that Laudico was not following her instructions and were not communicating with the team with what was supposed to be accomplished for the design. More to the group’s struggles, the workers hired by the show who were there to assist the teams actually walked out on them. Host and judge, Jamie Durie, noted this incident during the design court.

The collapse of Team Nicole
After Patricia Knudsen’s elimination in the first episode, her team leader was distraught and thought that Ryan should’ve been eliminated in the competition. The second episode opened with Ryan Star waking up in their villa alone. The Apartment Host and Judge, Jamie Durie, entered the room and shared that he had spoken to Russo earlier and told Star that she had left the competition. Star was left with the decision to pick a team to join that Durie advised should be aligned with his design vision or aesthetics. He, then, joined and was welcomed in Team Xiao Wang.

Sunscreen and the City: Daylong’s Advocacy Towards Every Day Sun Protection

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It has been almost a year since Daylong first introduced its campaign for daily, cellular sun protection, advocating that sunscreen should be part of everyday skincare regimen. The trusted makers of Cetaphil launched Daylong to provide clinically-proven protection against the sun, all the way to the cellular and DNA level. With a state-of-the-art formula that has a uniquely light texture and a smooth finish, this Swiss brand successfully conveys its message for daily, deep, and complete solar defense.

While the whole city bustles in preparation for summertime, and for days of basking under the beautiful sun on some of the most exquisite local beaches, Daylong has been working quietly – preparing for something bigger. 

Staying true to its commitment of caring for the skin, whether the sun is out or not, Daylong conducted a study to reveal that the sun exposure in the city has the same intensity as at the beach. Using sun sensors that can detect UV radiation, Daylong has shown that the UV radiation in the city of Manila reaches the same level as on the beaches of Boracay.

Mad World: Unravelling the Creative Genius

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One of PJMA’s (Philippine Junior Marketing Association) biggest event this year is #MADWORLD2015 having about 6500+ attendees. Bringing Filipino Student Marketeers together in one place , coming from different state universities and colleges here in the Philippines. (Kudos to the students from the North, Visayas and Mindanao)

It was to my surprise as I arrived at MOA-SMX, the massive line at the entrance at 10am. I understand how difficult it was for the organizers and the security to handle that much number. It may have taken time to accommodate everyone to their designated places, but it was worth the wait.

Being accommodated on my high heels by one of the organizers/members (Thanks Ralph Gonzales, @ralphgon) and meeting Karol Chee (@missykarol), Director for Marketing at Philippine Junior Marketing Association, I would like to say Congratulations!, for pulling of a successful event, Not only to them but the rest of the officers, members and even volunteers. Thank you also for the warm welcome.

Proactiv's Renewing Cleanser for a More Refreshing Facial Wash

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Proactiv has a Renewing Cleanser product that is an oil-free and soap-free medicated formula that contains advanced micro crystal benzoyl peroxide in combination with mild cleanser that lightly washes the skin. Tiny beads gently exfoliate dead cells and impurities so they can’t clog pores. The benzoyl peroxide penetrates the pores fast while being gentle to the skin. It attacks, kill acne-causing bacteria and reduce the number of acne pimples.
I've used the product for daily wash and find it very soothing afterwards. The tiny beads can really be felt as if gently scrubbing my face off the dirt. My face feels fresh after every wash. The oily skin becomes clearer and smooth as if it took out most of the oils from my face.
The product is composed of mainly Benzoyl Peroxide, the main ingredient that is an anti bacterial agent that fights acne. The 2.5% concentration is just effective as 10% solutions in controlling the majority of acne cases and much gentler to your skin. This low concentration gives it the acne-fighting benefit of even higher concentrations, but not the side-effects!

Other ingredients of the product include Sodium Hyaluronate, a mucopolysaccharides that act as humectant to draw moisture to skin. Mucopolysaccharides are gel like substances surrounding the collagen and elastin in the dermis layer of the skin.  Polyethylene are the small round beads that have no sharp edges but can tear and scratch the skin while they gently remove old, dead cells.  The Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract is a botanical extract known for its soothing properties.  
Below are instructions on how to use the Proactiv Renewing Cleanser:

Blindspot: Discovering the Role of Operations Research in Promoting National Progress through the Service Industry

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Discovering the unbounded sphere of erudition and opportunities
Optimizing solutions towards the advancement of the industries
Maximizing your skills and potential for stronger, bolder and better you!

OR You Ready?
Step up and be part!
Imagine and magnify what the future is all about.

As Operations Research Society of the Philippines Student Federation brings you,
BLINDSPOT: Discovering the Role of Operations Research in Promoting National Progress through the Service Industry.

The ORSP National Student Congress 2015

Happening this February 28, 2015 at the BGPOP (Thomasian Alumni Bldg), University of Santo Tomas.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

CoeXYst: The UP ACTS Fashion Competition Year 3 Break the Boundaries

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On March 21, 2015, the University of the Philippines Diliman’s Association of Clothing Technology Students (UP ACTS) proudly brings you CoeXYst, an interuniversity fashion competition. With design and styling contestants from different colleges and universities in the metro, their designs to be brought to life in the runway share a common goal and advocacy: address equality among the genders.

This year’s fashion event lets its participants and audience experience fashion with a pressing issue in today’s society. It is unconventional as it challenges social norms and taboos through unbiased gender preferences and undaunted fashion statements. More so, CoeXYst goes beyond the confines of a fashion competition. It addresses gender diversity.

Join them as they celebrate gender diversity through fashion and a good night of partying. With the night filled with unique and daring pieces from the runway, beats to get you on your feet and a crowd bursting with style-savvies, partying with a relevant cause has never been this rewarding and guilt-free!

UP Chemical Engineering Society Presents Awitan 2015

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The University of the Philippines' Chemical Engineering Society Incorporated (UP KEM) is a non-profit organization based in the University of the Philippines Diliman. Comprising of 200 chemical engineering students, the organization endeavors to engage itself in events and projects inside and outside the university, and to improve their relationships with other associations, and the society.

Established in 1954, the University of the Philippines Chemical Engineering Society, Inc., more popularly known as UP KEM, is one of the largest socio-academic organizations recognized by the university. Awarded as the BEST ORGANIZATION by the Engineer- ing Organization Excellence Awards for 2 consecutive years since 2011 and with more than 130 members and over 1,200 alumni, UP KEM Engineers remains to be one of the strongest and most popular organizations in UP.

One of the well-recognized organizations in the campus, they strive to create events that benefit their members, the university, and the society. This year marks the 50th year of Awitan, an annual Engineering Week event, and one of the organization's prestigious events.

On March 2, 2015, UP KEM will be hosting its most prestigious event - AWITAN at Convenarium, Crossroad 77, Quezon City. Now on its 50th year, this event is a much anticipated university- wide choral competition among UP organizations with over 1100+ attendees and participants, as well as college wide (5000+ students) and university wide (25,000+ foot traffic/day).

Jacko Wacko: Into the Waves

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Splash, fun and Cheers to great Music! Jacko Wacko has been talked about being one of the most SPLASHED party of this year. From social media, way before its launch, a lot has already spread the word about it. It’s a WATER, MUSIC, FOAM ALL IN ONE CONCERT PARTY EVENT- who won’t go for that?. Event was held at SM MALL OF ASIA OPEN GROUNDS BLOCK 22.

With the musical stylings of various OPM bands, country’s best performers and talented DJs coming together for one event, organized by DLSU Englicom.(Congrats guys!) and Styles Entertainment, Sperry, Pioneer& Pioneer, Close Up, Hawk Backpacks, Chalk Magazine.

Together with Wazzup Pilipinas, Magic 89.9, Urban Rave, ETC, Burger Company, Cold Stone Creamery. Red Baron Ribs, Spectrum Planet and Ruffles Bag. In cooperation with Manila Concert Scene,,, Click the City, Partyphile, Entrep Negosyo, Circuit, RavePH , When In Manila, EDM Philippines, Chinoy TV,, Online Philippines and many more. Come on board and #LetsSailTogether, proceeds of the event will go to a chosen beneficiary.

Everyone was party ready wearing their colored or denim shorts, statement shirts and breezy tank tops, since the theme and hashtag is #RAVEINTOTHEWAVES #INTOTHE WAVES, so as expected get ready get wet and wild. There were only a limited number of tickets that were sold (The event was sold-out btw), A source told me that there were lot of hopefuls that wanted to join in the event, but just patiently stayed out, there were hundreds of them, I am not sure if they were all catered since limited tickets, I guess there were also walk-ins who got lucky. I don’t blame them, from a far you get to see how exciting it was. At registration you get a free glow stick.

Camp Braveheart 9: Nurturing Hearts with Compassion

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The Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity together with the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) Council on Congenital Heart Disease present the Camp Braveheart IX: Nurturing Hearts with Compassion to be held at the Enchanted Kingdom, Sta. Rosa, Laguna on the 28th of February 2015. Camp Braveheart is an annual whole day activity which treats over a hundred children with congenital heart disease to a day filled with fun activities and seminars for their parents, all designed to empower and uplift their lives. Co-founded by our brod, Dr. Jose Jonas Dino Del Rosario F 1986, more than 500 kids age 5-15 years old had joined us since 2007. 

The Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity of the UP College of Medicine has rendered unrelenting service to the Filipino people through the countless projects aimed towards the uplifting of the country’s health situation.

Celebrating its 82nd year, the Fraternity has served as a bastion of medical excellence in the Philippines since its founding. Boasting within its ranks persons such as Dr. Enrique T. Ona F1957, former Department of Health Secretary; Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa F 1979, current DOH Undersecretary; Dr. Manuel T. Chua Chiaco F 1967, current Philippine Heart Center Director; Dr. Jose C. Gonzales F 1969A, current Philippine General Hospital Director; Dr. Jose Britanico S. Pujalte F 1990, current Philippine Orthopedic Center Director; and Dr. Manuel B. Agulto F 1969A, former UP Manila Chancellor, the Fraternity defines the very institution that is Philippine Health Care. 

U.S. Navy Patrol Squadron 45 Strengthens Partnership in the Philippines

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The Pelicans of Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 hosted members of the Philippine air force and navy aboard a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon for a familiarization flight to increase understanding and showcase the capabilities of the Navy's newest maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft during a detachment to Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines, Feb. 17.

The flight was a bilateral patrol mission in airspace off of Luzon Island and allowed the U.S. Navy air crew to demonstrate the P-8A's capabilities in both the littoral and open ocean environment and the flight characteristics of the P-8A in both high altitude reconnaissance missions and low altitude patrol regimes. The air crew also explained the operation of the aircraft's multi-mission sensors.

"It was a remarkable opportunity to work alongside the members of the Filipino Armed Forces," said U.S. Navy Lt. Matthew Pool, Combat Air Crew 4 patrol plane commander. "Sharing this aircraft's capabilities with our allies only strengthens our bonds."

The Voice Of The Applicants: Making Career Shines Brightest in the World of Advertising

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The most anticipated event is about to happen before the school year ends. Expect more than what you can expect as the Meteor Production brings you a seminar like no other. Presenting the “Voice of the Applicants: Making Career Shines Brightest in the World of Advertising”, to be held on February 28, 2015 from 12-5PM at SM Sta. Mesa, Cinema 1.

The voices behind wit and excellence. Three of the most influential and brilliant coaches in the corporate world will not just turn around their seats but will step forward to mentor you.

The first in line on our speakers is Ms. Leng Ombao, currently the Marketing Manager of Jobstreet Philippines. A very young and brave lady with a lot of corporate experiences. She became first a customer care representative at IBM Global Process Services then became an HR assistant for employee relations and corporate services at Unilever Philippines. Aside from that she became a Sector Assistant- Tax Administration and Fiscal Management at Economic Policy Reform and Advocacy (EPRA) under ADMU. Also, brand assistant at Universal Robina Corporation and Assistant Product Manager at UNILAB. A truly magnificent woman from Ateneo De Naga that doesnt stop to dream and learn.

Mission Possible: Build, Defend and Dominate the Market Realm

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Date & Time: February 27,2015; 11am -4pm

Venue: SM Sta. Mesa Cinema 1


Greetings of Marketing Excellence!

Experience and Knowledge has come into plan. Are you ready to start your mission? Join us! As we bring you the most "DOMINANT" marketing event of the year. Mission Possible: Build, Defend and Dominate the Market Realm.

"Feed your mind, Meet the Best of the Best, Learn from the Learned and Be Ready To Stand Out"

@SM Sta. Mesa Cinema 1 on FEBRUARY 27,2015 save the date and see you there!



Celebrity Slam Jam: A Charity Basketball Game For The Skywalker, Mr. Samboy Lim

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Watch Gerald Anderson, Xian Lim, Rayver Cruz, Jason Abalos, Aaron Villaflor, Jose Sarasola, Jerome Ponce, Matt Evans, Young JV and Gerard Acao as they play under Team Star Magic VS. Keiffer Ravena – Ateneo Blue Eagles, Gelo Alolino- NU Bulldogs, Roi Sumang – UE Red Warriors, Arvin Tolentino – Ateneo Blue Eagles, Hubert Cani – Ateneo Blue Eagles, Julian Sargent - DLSU Green Archers, Jason Perkins - DLSU Green Archers, Jaymar Perez – Ateneo Blue Eagles and Austin Vasquez playing for Team All Star at a celebrity charity basketball game entitled ‘CELEBRITY SLAM JAM – For the benefit of Mr. Samboy Lim’ happening on March 1, 2015, 3pm at Cuneta Astrodome. Part of the proceeds will be given to Mr. Samboy Lim to be able to help him with his homecare expenses.

Stagehype Multimedia Inc. believes that your contribution to this event will surely help The Skywalker, himself, Mr. Samboy Lim and Stagehype aims every centavo spent to be worth it. As what our tagline says, 'Nagenjoy kana, Nakatulong ka pa!’

Tickets available at all SM Tickets nationwide or you may call 887.2427 for inquiries.

This Celebrity Charity Basketball game is brought to you by StageHype Multimedia Inc. Also made possible by EMBM, CMDG Security Agency, Hawk, Cignal, Swish, Jamba Juice and Blackwater. Sis Bro Paluto, Lion King KTV, Singside KTV, Pellegrino’s Chicken, Mcdonalds – as the official meal provider for the artists. Molten as the official ball for the event. Toby’s Sports as official sporting good partner. Vita Coco as official beverage and, and as official media partners.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Aquabest Poised To Open Second Condo Based Store


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Aquabest the country’s premier water refilling franchise is poised to continue its expansion with the opening of its second condominium based water station.

The store located at the SM Blue Residences condominium complex in Katipunan, Quezon City is part of the company’s efforts to tap emerging communities brought about by the robust growth of the property sector. The company intends to open stores in other vertical developments all over Metro Manila.

The company says that the store is slated to open on March 2015 with a program aimed at increasing consumer awareness on the importance of clean water. The company will also launch promos and other activities such as mascot performances and motorcades meant to increase the public’s awareness on its new store.

ALMAP Presents the 2015 National Legal Management Festival

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Composing over twenty member-organizations from different colleges and universities nationwide, the Alliance of Legal Management Associations of the Philippines (ALMAP) is the home of all Legal Management student organizations in the country. For almost fifteen years now, ALMAP takes pride in catering to the needs of its members by furthering the enrichment of each one’s interest and expertise in law and business, and in nation-building.
This year, The Alliance of Legal Management Associations of the Philippines, together with Junior Bedan Law Circle and San Beda Debate Society, co-presented by Fritzo Café, TomasinoWeb, and Wazzup Pilipinas, cordially invites you to witness and take part in the biggest and the grandest gathering of Legal Management students in the Philippines:

The 2015 National Legal Management Festival (The 2015 NLMF). 

Happening on February 28, Saturday, in San Beda Manila, The 2015 NLMF is a two-part event showcasing LEXPEDITION: The Battle for Intellectual Supremacy and the Legal Management Awards (LMAs)

Business Venture Turned Philanthropic Crusade To Help, Educate The Poor

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Helping people, the less fortunate, is natural for Filipinos, particularly those who have achieved their success from humble beginnings. Nilo S. Gret, a former Bank Executive and native of Tiaong, Quezon province, is one of those Filipinos. He pioneered the first technical school in Tiaong, Quezon, where it is helping local students pursue paying careers with TESDA backed certified training.

It started in 2008, when Nilowas approached during a social gathering by a closed business colleague from Tiaong, Quezon, who openly suggested to him the opportunity to be part of running this technical training school based in their hometown province. Nilo was hesitant at first, but with his educational background and working experience, he agreed to be a business partner of that school.

Nilo invested in what is now The Asian Institute of Technology and Education (AITE). "I decided to be part of that school (AITE) in the hope that it would be a vehicle for myself to help other young people get a better education locally, where most people would normally travel to Metro Manila to pursue a college degree," recalled NiloGret.

AMD Discloses Architecture Details of High-Performance, Energy-Efficient “Carrizo” System-on-Chip

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AMD Innovations to Deliver Leap in Performance and Power Efficiency Expected by Mid-Year in Notebooks and All-in-One Desktops

AMD (NASDAQ:A revealed at the prestigious International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) that the upcoming A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), codenamed “Carrizo”, for notebooks and low-power desktops will deliver a wealth of new, advanced power management technologies while achieving substantial performance through new “Excavator” x86 CPU cores and a new generation of AMD Radeon™ GPU cores. Using a true System-on-Chip (SoC) design, AMD expects Carrizo to reduce the power consumed by the x86 cores alone by 40 percent, while also providing substantial gains in CPU, graphics, and multimedia performance over the prior generation APU.

“As a part of our continued focus on building great products, the advanced power and performance optimizations we have designed into our upcoming ‘Carrizo’ APU will deliver the largest generational performance-per-watt gain ever for a mainstream AMD APU,” said Sam Naffziger, AMD Corporate Fellow and co-author of the AMD presentation at ISSCC. “There have been remarkable advances in performance and energy efficiency in computing since the birth of the modern microprocessor. However, the energy-related benefits that flow from new manufacturing processes have slowed, ushering in an era when alternative ways to improve processor performance and efficiency are needed. AMD has been pursuing Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) and proprietary power management technologies to make continued gains. The upcoming ’Carrizo’ APU takes a big step toward the AMD 25x20 energy efficiency goal and incorporates a wealth of new features that will be adopted across our full product line going forward.” 

In the Name of Mobile Commerce

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In the Name of Mobile Commerce unveils the Filipino purchase behaviour through mobile commerce.

Shopping online is certainly an efficient and effortless way of getting what you want, where you want it, and when you want it – or so most Filipinos think. But as the country’s biggest names in telecommunications strive towards improvement in providing mobile internet solutions – take the case of telco giants such as Smart - which just recently announced free internet to its subscribers, as well as Globe – which aggressively pushes its mobile internet bundles; it has become undeniable that M-Commerce (Mobile Commerce) has reached the Philippine shores in one way or another.

In a recent study made by the market research firm TNS, 53% of all respondents from Metro Manila already own a smartphone. For 2015, it is estimated that the Philippines will still witness a 22 percent year-on-year increase in smartphone adoption (as cited in the recent report of IDC) coupled 42 percent increase in the sales of smartphones (as cited in the recent report of GfK), thus making M-Commerce more and more viable and conducive amongst Filipinos.

Manhid: The Pinoy Superhero Musical

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Musical theatre lovers will love this newest show by Ballet Philippines about Pinoy Superhereos. Inspired from comic book super heroes of the 60 - 90’s, they introduced new faces of superhereos that is reinvented for today’s era. Setting is present day in the Philippines where revolution failed.

The super powers are mostly old school as well as some of their costumes. Most of the characters were from the epic stories told by our grandparents. MANHID has already achieved cult status because the Eraserheads – the band who helped compose the music and performed it in the original production in 1992 performed at the University of the Philippines – have gone on to become one of the country’s leading pop groups. They released “Kailan”, one of the songs from MANHID, which became a top selling hit.

MANHID is a musical take on comic books. It is divided into three “books” that are patterned on classics of the comic book genre; 1. the origin issue 2. the “dark/crisis” issue and 3. the all-out / good versus evil battle episode of the “annual”.

PWU Holds Symposium On Sustainable Heritage Tourism

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The Philippine Women’s University (PWU), the first university for women founded by Asians, is inviting students, educators, industry stakeholders and the public for free attendance to a symposium on sustainable heritage tourism to be held on February 26, 2015, 1:30 PM at the Conrado Benitez Hall, PWU campus along Taft Avenue, Manila.

Organized by PWU’s School of Tourism in cooperation with the Tourism Promotions Board, the Department of Tourism’s marketing arm, and the Heritage Conservation Society, the symposium is entitled “The Filipino Youth and their Education: The Role of Culture and the Arts towards Global Excellence and Sustainable Tourism.” It is part of the wide-range of activities in celebration of PWU’s systems-wide Foundation Anniversary and National Arts Month.

“Through this symposium, we aim to increase knowledge and enlighten our youth, within and outside the university, towards global excellence with a strong national identity and pride of place as part of nation-building. We also contribute our share to the University’s support towards the Philippines’ fulfillment of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals,” reveals Dr. Evelyn B. Pantig, Dean of the School of Tourism.

Top 10 Movie Properties

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One of the key features in any movie is a memorable property. Something that makes the audience think “I wish I lived there!”Lamudi, the global property portal, takes a look at the top 10 properties from some of the best loved films.

1. ‘El Fureidis’ in Scarface
*Image via Wikimedia Commons

Stretching over a jaw-dropping 10 acres of land, El Fureidis—Tony Montana’s mansion, is now up for sale for a staggering US$35 million. The Roman-style stucco estate has recently undergone an exquisitely detailed renovation, allowing its four bedrooms, numerous Persian gardens, and glistening swimming pools to return to their original splendor. Located in Santa Barbara, California, El Fureidis offers luxury living of the highest order, combined with an incredible history and provenance.

2. Corleone Family Home in The Godfather

Ever since Francis Ford Coppola’s magnum opus, The Godfather, graced the screens in 1972 to universal critical acclaim, the Corleone family home featured in the film has been a residence recognized the world over. Measuring an astounding 6,248 square feet, the English Tudor-style mansion located in Staten Island, was center stage in the unforgettable wedding sequence which starts off the film. Renovated in the style of the Godfather in 2012, the estate is now worth an estimated $2.895 million. However, the original Godfather house was set in a small town in Italy called Savoca, this is where the first movie in the trilogy was filmed.

Stellar Bazaar: Relive the Classics

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The biggest student-organized bazaar in the Metro is back. From the organizers of Soleil, Seoularis, Times Square Fashion Bazaar, and The Attic Bazaar, the Business Management Society of De La Salle University proudly presents: “Stellar: A Timeless Faashion Bazaar”.

Up to this day, some fashion icons and styles are just simply timeless. In one way or another, yesterday’s fashion is stillincorporated in today’s trends. We’re all too familiar of how icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and James Dean sparked fashion trends that will always be remembered.These fads in fashion were from the distant past yet they never go out of style simply because they are Classic. Timeless pieces of fashion from all varieties of clothing, accessories, food and entertainment will be relived through Stellar Bazaar.

With its Classic theme, and more specifically, a Classic Hollywood vibe, shoppers will witness how iconic fashion pieces and styles will be revamped through the overall ambianceof the bazaar. Exciting line upof programs, contests, performances, guests, and surprises in the event await all fashionistas. With over a hundred concessionaires, ranging from clothes, shoes, accessories and food, shoppers will surely have the ultimate shopping experience in this 2-day bazaar.

Property Oscars 2015: And the Oscar Goes To...

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The same way we recognize our esteemed performers, there are properties around the world that deserve awards for excelling in their respective categories.

A property is much deserving of praise especially if it's one of a kind or very rare to find an establishment or structure that can get our interest. More notable are those that were created with passion and determination.

With awards season drawing to a close, it is not only movies and actors that deserve recognition for their work. Global real estate network Lamudi rolls out the red carpet for the Property Oscars—recognizing some of the leaders in international real estate.

Nelfa Querubin’s “A Passion for Clay” Book Launch at the Ayala Museum

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Galleria Duemila will be hosting Nelfa Querubin’s “A Passion for Clay” book launch. Co-authored by Patrick Flores and Imelda Cajipe Endaya, the book positions the artist’s contribution to the history and progress of Philippine contemporary ceramic art. Centering on materials and techniques while chronicling her personal evolution as woman artist and her encompassing career as printmaker, painter, and longstanding body of work as potter. The book launch coincides with an exhibition of fifteen ceramic pieces.

In the early years of her artistic career, Nelfa Querubin delved into cartography, graphic design, and printmaking. She developed an affinity with ceramic pottery in the early 1970s and has since been devoted to the medium. Querubin reveres the complex medium for its “complete freedom” and its “absence of rules.”

Nelfa Querubin. A Passion for Clay book launching will be held in The Lobby, Ayala Museum Greenbelt Park Makati City on March 2, 2015. For more information you may reach us at + 632 831 9990; Telefax no. + 632 833 9815, email:, Twitter and Instagram: @galleriaduemila, you may also visit our website at, or like us on Facebook.

Sining-Lahi Polyrepertory Presents Medea

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 “SINING AT PROTESTA PARA SA KAAYUSAN AT PAGBABAGO”—this is the theme for this year’s annual celebration of the National Arts month for the whole country. In line with this, The Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ University Center for Culture and the Arts celebrates the Arts month by having a series of performances given by different cultural organization under it.

This year, Sining-Lahi Polyrepertory, the Resident student theater group of PUP, celebrates their 34th Theater season by adapting a Greek play written by Euripides entitled “Medea”. It was translated and given adaptation by Mr. Alvin Veneracion, an alumnus of the said group.

In the adaptation, Medea was placed in the Philippine setting where the Philippines was conquered by the Spaniards and the lead character was a Babaylan. The play demonstrated the situation of women in the Hispanic Era and how Medea differs from the other women in the society before.

It will be staged at the PUP Theater located at the College of Communications, Sta. Mesa Manila on March 2-4, 2015 at 10:00am, 2:30pm and 6:00pm.

Graduates Get As Much As 60% Graduation Blowout Discount from Techbox

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March is almost here and that means graduation season for many students. It's time to reward our deserving graduates with the much-needed necessities of this digital generation - gadgets in the form of smartphones, tablets or phablets.

Who doesn't want a new gadget for graduation. With almost everyone needing to access the Internet for research, bills payments, taxi, car, restaurant or hotel booking, and a lot of other leisure and utilities that can be done online, it seems the future is worthy for investments on the gadget business.

In celebration of graduation season, Techbox Philippines will be offering a 60% discount on LG G2 and a 50% discount on Nokia Lumia 620 handsets on all Techbox branches from March 1 to 30.

“These days, graduating is a real challenge. The workload is incredible, and the pressure to do well not only on academics but also on extra-curricular activities cannot be underestimated. Those who successfully hurdle all the challenges truly deserve recognition,” said Angela Gutierrez, Business Unit Head for Techbox Philippines. “This is our way of celebrating with them,” she added.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Century Tuna Stages Inaugural Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Event

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After three years of support to the 5150 Triathlon, Century Tuna advances further to stage for the first time the Ironman 70.3 triathlon event in Subic Bay this coming March 5 to 8, 2015. Ironman 70.3 is a half-Ironman distance triathlon and is among the most exciting races that attract hundreds of thousands of athletes and supporters all year-round. It has been staged a number of times in the Philippines and has brought in a lot of professional athletes from other parts of the world.

The Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Triathlon will be the latest addition to the growing number of races in the thriving triathlon scene in the Philippines. It has built a reputation as a hot triathlon destination in Asia making it worthy as a tourism partner for the Philippines since it will surely attract the interest of many foreign tourists that love the said sporting activity.

Over 20 professionals of various nationalities are expected to visit the country including three-time Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander, as well as superstars Luke Mackenzie and Caroline Steffen.

Subic has been chosen as the perfect venue since it offers accessibility and the ideal terrain with its calm waters and well-maintained bike an run routes.

GrabCar+ Now Offers Premium Rides to the Public

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Wouldn't it be impressive if you gallantly arrived at an event coming out from a Hummer vehicle?

Now that would have raised a lot of eyebrows! Many would have their mouths and eyes wide open in amazement. Imagine your Pambansang Blogger ng Pilipinas aboard a luxury vehicle that most people would only dream of having but never be able to get within our lifetime. Only a few affluent people would be able to tell stories of riding in one of these awesome vehicles.

But I guess our luck will now change due to a new service being offered by GrabCar, the Philippines leading car booking app. They recently launched their newest line featuring luxury vehicles like Fortuner, Montero, Camry, Tucson and the Hummer, that you can rent via their mobile app GrabCar+. Now you can ride in style and luxury aboard any of these premium vehicles at very affordable prices compared to renting at traditional agencies.

The launch was held at A Space Manila located in Makati city where selected members of the media, including some potential GrabCar+ peers, witnessed the introduction of this latest endeavor which originated from the same people who brought us GrabTaxi.

Android One Smartphones from Google Now Available in the Philippines

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Google Philippines is proud to bring to the country the Android One program with the aim of bringing high-quality smartphones to as many Filipinos as possible. While 1.75 billion people already have smartphones, over 5 billion more do not.

Partnering initially with two leading mobile phone providers Cherry Mobile and MyPhone, there will be the Cherry One and MyPhone Uno smartphones implementing the Android One platform, that comes with the latest version of Android, available in many retail stores nationwide. Lollipop is said to be the fastest and most responsive Android version being 2x faster than the previous one.

More of the features were introduced to members of the media by Google Vice President of Product Management Casear Sengupta during the grand launch held at Whitespace Pasong Tamo in Makati last February 17. It was only during that day when we found out what the mysterious Google announcement was all about. the invitation to the event was sort of vague but I guess many of the other attendees had a hunch since the Philippines was not the first country to receive a similar launch.

Google has been working with hardware partners in shipping these devices in multiple countries around the world namely India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and now the Philippines.

Delicious Diet: Surviving Against Temptations and Cheat Days

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Last week was a little bit inconvenient for my Delicious Diet program. Aside from my Internet connection being faulty, I had several events scheduled last week that I wasn't really able to regularly post on my social media accounts. I was also worried that the meals would go rancid so I didn't dare bring the meals with me. As indicated on their microwave-friendly plastic packaging, the meals need to be refrigerated. But probably the most obvious reason why I decided to skip some of the Delicious Diet meals was there would commonly be equally sumptuous meals served at the events.

When I am required to go out to attend event or do some errands, it is more convenient to travel light so bringing the meals with me would not be ideal. However, I noticed that even just after more than a week of Delicious Diet meals, I became quite choosy with the meals I eat. I would see myself picking the most nutritious dishes and getting smaller portions from any restaurant I would dine in. Unlike before that I would consume a plateful of all dishes from the buffet table, now I seem to pick only the healthier options and without going back for seconds.

Not only has Delicious Diet motivated me to choose my food intake wisely, it has encouraged me as well to impart this knowledge and discipline to my family.

My wife has somehow imitated the Delicious Diet portions for her and our children's packed lunch. The reusable microwave-friendly plastic containers were reused and her co-workers would notice the Delicious Diet labels that are now color-coded based on breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is strange though that Delicious Diet didn't include a label for the snack

Monday, February 23, 2015

Piolo Pascual is Essilor Brand Ambassador Campaigning for Healthy Vision

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Your friendy neighborhood Pambansang Blogger ng Pilipinas recently got an invitation to attend the launch of Essilor's Project Transform, an awareness program for healthy vision. It was held last February 16 at 55 Events Place located at 55 Scout Rallos street along Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City.

Top global ophthalmic lenses manufacturer Essilor launched a public awareness campaign on the importance of good vision in response to reports that over 20 million Filipinos are in need of visual correction. They recruited top celebrity Piolo Pascual as their brand ambassador to encourage Filipinos to take care of their eyes more. Statistics shows that only a few Filipinos would take the time to visit a doctor to have their eyes checked. Thus the conditions would have worsen before going to an eye expert is considered.

Of course, there's a new Television Commercial (TVC) showing Piolo Pascual as their brand endorser and will be shown to the public via cable channels starting March 1. The latest infomercial features brand ambassador Piolo Pascual performing various activities - swimming, reading, driving - and how good vision helps him accomplish these tasks effectively.

It is without any doubt that Piolo Pascual is an epitome of good health and fitness as he works really hard to make himself healthy and looking very well. We all know that celebrities should invest a lot on their physical appearance to keep looking good infront of the camera. They also need to maintain their good health since all these showbiz obligations requires stamina and endurance to keep going even through the wee hours of the night. Their job expects them to stay in condition for every call to perform, be interviewed, or mingle with their fans, sponsors and supporters.

Wanderland Day Camp 2015: Music and Arts Festival from Karpos Multimedia and Globe

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Are you ready for another night to remember!? Gear up and put your best camp ranger outfits on as Karpos Multimedia together with Globe brings you to another music and arts festival every beaming soul awaits – Wanderland Day Camp 2015! An annual feel good habit happening on the 25th of April 2015 where the Globe Circuit Events Ground will serve as a huge nest of loads of fun, adventure, dining, and eargasm from noon ‘til midnight.

Ready to pump up sweet melodies across Wanderland, we are proud to announce the full line up for Wanderland Music & Arts Festival (Day Camp 2015)!

Headliner: Kid Cudi (exclusive in Southeast Asia)
Youngblood Hawke
The Jungle Giants
Lewis Watson
Kate Torralba
Wanderband: The Strange Creatures

PricePanda Philippines: Compare The Best Priced Products Conveniently

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Getting value for our money has always been among our primary concerns as consumers. We would like to be able to purchase only the best priced products among the many sellers out there offering diverse items and services.

What is more frustrating is to find out we bought a product that is available from other sellers at a much lower price. Since it is nearly impossible for us to be able to shop all around looking for the best price for a common item sold by a multitude of sellers, we would sometimes end up buying from sellers that sell the goods at a higher price.

PricePanda now conveniently collects nearly all significant sellers of items and allows us to compare them easily. There are also plenty of reviews about diverse products especially electronics stuff. This gives us the power to intelligently choose among the many offers. This also helps the sellers to make their prices more competitive thus creating more benefits to the buyers.

The site helps us to find the best offer and shop immediately! Being the largest price comparison site in South East Asia, PricePanda always have the latest prices available. They refresh the prices of the shops continuously so we would never have to spend too much money again.

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