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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Yamaha Opens Sanayang Teknikal ng Kabataan at West Bajac Bajac

Yamaha Motor Philippines Inc. (YMPH) alongside Studer Trust and Social Ventures Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SVMPC), and; built a Training Center for Motorcycle and Small Engine Servicing and was officially opened on September 21, 2017 in Barangay West Bajac Bajac.

The training center will be used not just by the citizens of the Barangay, but students coming from all over Olongapo City. Yamaha provided equipment for the facility and training units to give its students the best learning environment possible. It will be more than an educational landmark; it will become a starting point for a better future for most of its students. Those who will complete their course will graduate with National Certificates and will be assisted in being hired as trainees in Yamaha Service Centers.
Aside from the grand opening, there was also a motorcade that went around Olongapo City led by Yamaha Club Mio Nation with Revvy Bear. A Yamaha Safe Riding Science Program was also conducted in the Barangay Hall where participants learned the basics of riding safety.

Yamaha continues to enrich lives through passion for motorcycles; to enrich lives for the Filipino Community. Education is the key to a better tomorrow, and the company firmly believes in the capability of every Filipino. This training center has “Revs Your Heart” as its center just as the Filipino is in the heart of Yamaha.

Aruba Modernizes Network Security to Help Businesses Reduce Risk in the Era of Mobile, Cloud and IoT

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company announced the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric, a security framework that provides 360 degrees of analytics-driven attack detection and response to help organizations reduce risk in today’s changing threat landscape. Aruba is also innovating in User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) by expanding the Aruba IntroSpect product family, enabling businesses to easily and rapidly scale machine-learned behavior detection from small projects to full enterprise deployments.

Gartner’s research into insider threats indicates that organizations are not adequately considering the risk from their trusted users even though there are myriad examples where organizations have been impacted. On a positive note, Gartner fielded almost a 100% increase from clients looking to address the insider threat issue, of which UEBA is one of the primary technologies.[1]

To help organizations address new and unknown threats, the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric offers security and IT teams an integrated way to quickly detect and respond to advanced cyberattacks from pre-authorization to post-authorization across multi-vendor infrastructures, supporting enterprises of all sizes.

Components of the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric include the following:
·         Aruba IntroSpect UEBA solution: A new network-agnostic family of continuous monitoring and advanced attack detection software. Includes a new entry-level edition and uses machine learning to detect changes in user and device behavior that can indicate attacks that have evaded traditional security defenses. Machine-learning algorithms generate a Risk Score based on the severity of an attack to speed up incident investigations for security teams.
·         Aruba ClearPass: A proven network access control (NAC) and policy management security solution which can profile BYOD and IoT users and devices, enabling automated attack response, is now integrated with Aruba IntroSpect. ClearPass can also be deployed on any vendor’s network.
·         Aruba Secure Core: Essential security capabilities embedded in the foundation across all of Aruba’s Wi-Fi access points, wireless controllers and switches, including the recently introduced Aruba 8400 campus core and aggregation switch.

New Edition for Aruba IntroSpect UEBA Family
Aruba IntroSpect Standard joins the IntroSpect UEBA family, along with new features added to the company’s flagship offering, Aruba IntroSpect Advanced. The expansion of the IntroSpect UEBA family offers security teams more choice and a quick way to implement UEBA.

Aruba IntroSpect Standard is an easy way for organizations to start employing UEBA machine learning security with as few as three data sources, accelerating an organization’s time-to-protect corporate and customer data. It is designed for basic monitoring and detection of anomalous and often, subtle, behaviors on the network and across mobile, cloud, and IoT devices and applications, to identify early signs of attack expansion and beaconing, as well as data exfiltration.

It ingests common data sources including Microsoft Active Directory or other LDAP authentication records and identity information, and firewall logs from sources such as Checkpoint, Palo Alto Networks or Aruba monitoring (AMON) logs from Aruba infrastructure. Action can be taken quickly using ClearPass to quarantine, restrict, or remove identified threats.

Security teams deploying IntroSpect Standard can easily upgrade to IntroSpect Advanced as their requirements expand.

Raising the Bar on Early Detection with Aruba IntroSpect Advanced Edition
Aruba IntroSpect Advanced delivers a wider set of security capabilities than IntroSpect Standard to provide attack detection by correlating across a broader array of data sources, aiding in faster incident investigation and improved threat-hunting, search, and deep forensics. Included are more than 100 supervised and unsupervised machine learning models that provide unmatched analytics and forensics from data such as packets, flows, logs, alerts, endpoints, and including mobile, cloud, and IoT traffic, increasing an organization’s effectiveness at identify risk.

New features for Aruba IntroSpect Advanced include:
·         Smarter Security with Dynamic Machine Learning, which allows security teams to easily customize IntroSpect’s analytical models based on the current threat environment and protection priorities. Included is “chaining,” in which the 100+ out-of-the box machine learning models can be linked together to construct new detection scenarios and associated risk scores.
·         Classifying Mobile, Cloud, and IoT with Device Peer Grouping, which utilizes the ClearPass profiling functionality to group like devices even when known only by their IP address. For example, ClearPass will classify a surveillance camera or a factory sensor, and IntroSpect will benchmark its behavior amongst its peer group.  Introspect will flag unusual device behavior based on peer group comparisons, which is important in extending UEBA functionality to the growing classes of IoT devices.
·         Faster Remediation with Integrated Attack Response, enabling security analysts to respond to an attack by triggering an action for ClearPass directly from the IntroSpect console. 

Trusted and Secure Network Foundation with Aruba Secure Core
Embedded into Aruba’s networking infrastructure is the Aruba Secure Core which provides the necessary protection required for any network including secure boot, embedded firewalls, centralized encryption, deep packet inspection and intrusion prevention. Aruba’s unique infrastructure design helps eliminate the danger of physical tampering while securing and monitoring network traffic.

Integrating Aruba IntroSpect UEBA and Aruba ClearPass into the Aruba Secure Core provides a seamless path of protection from device discovery and access to attack detection and response. This gives Aruba customers the unique ability to detect an attack and then take automated or analyst-initiated action to protect organizations’ valuable assets, ranging from network reauthentication to quarantining to blacklisting users and devices.

[1] Gartner, “Market Guide for User and Entity Behavior Analytics,” Toby Bussa, Avivah Litan, Trisha Philips, Dec. 8, 2016, Pg. 9

Power Mac Center ‘Cinemansanas’ Awards Outstanding Films Shot on iPhone

Local film fans have new names to watch out for as premier Apple partner Power Mac Center awarded the bold, brave, and brilliant filmmakers who showcased their digital storytelling prowess at the recently concluded Pixelworx: Cinemansanas campaign.
The Cinemansanas main challenge was to create short films using an iPhone. This year’s competition has two categories: (1) “Do you have a minute?”, open to everyone who can create a 60-second film; and (2) Masterclass with Brillante Mendoza, exclusive to attendees of international award-winning director Brillante Mendoza’s training sessions.
“Cinemansanas is Power Mac Center’s way of showcasing the brilliance of Filipino filmmakers. We want to show that through technology, they can create a new way of presenting ideas and making their voices heard. We hope it will open doors for them to pursue their passion and push the industry further,” said Power Mac Center Marketing Director Joey Alvarez.
Twelve films made it to the finals of the “Do you have a minute?” competition, and all 21 finalists of the Masterclass with Brillante Mendoza category were screened during the Movie Premiere held at the SM Mall of Asia Cinema.
Entries were judged based on creativity of presentation and technical quality. Along with Mendoza, veteran director Yam Laranas, multi-awarded author and scriptwriter Ricky Lee, and Rebelde Film Camp founder J.E. Tiglao helped determine which films deserve the Cinemansanas Gold, Platinum, and Diamond awards.
Brillante Mendoza Citation Award winner Khalil Joseph Bañares - “Rito (The Rites)” with the Cinemansanas 2017 panel of judges: multi-awarded author and scriptwriter Ricky Lee, Cannes Best Director Brillante Mendoza, veteran director Yam Laranas, and Rebelde Film Camp founder J.E. Tiglao, with Power Mac Center Marketing Director Joey Alvarez (rightmost)

Power Mac Center brand ambassador Director Brillante Mendoza talks about his Cinemansanas Masterclass mentoring experience and congratulates all finalists of this year’s short film competition during the special movie premiere at the SM Mall of Asia Cinema.

Power Mac Center Marketing Director Joey Alvarez (rightmost) and Marketing Manager AG Constantino (leftmost) flock Cinemansanas Do you have a minute? category winners Don Diaz (Diamond Award for “Balat Sibuyas”), Winston Salvejos (Platinum Award for “Mayo Uno”), and Krista Ortega (Gold Award for “An Artist’s Ode”).

Following is the full list of winners for Cinemansanas 2017:
“Do you have a minute?”
·         Gold Award
Prize: Php 10,000 worth of Power Mac Center gift cards + THE COOP IDEA 9000mAh Power Bank and Nifteen backpack

·         Platinum Award
Prize: Php 20,000 worth of Power Mac Center gift cards + THE COOP IDEA 9000mAh Power Bank and Nifteen backpack

·         Diamond Award
Prize: iPad Pro 12.9” + THE COOP IDEA 9000mAh Power Bank and Nifteen backpack

Masterclass with Brillante Mendoza
·         Brillante Mendoza Citation Award

·         Power Mac Center Citation Award

·         Gold Award
Prize: Php 30,000 worth of Power Mac Center gift cards + Wacom Intuos Draw Medium

·         Platinum Award
Prize: Php 40,000 worth of Power Mac Center gift cards + BOSE Soundlink Color II

·         Diamond Award
Prize: MacBook Pro 13” Retina + 4TB SEAGATE Back Up Plus

Apart from the awarding ceremony, the Cinemansanas Movie Premiere also screened the winning film of Rebelde Film Camp Year 4, “Paparating Na Ang Bagyo” by Ephraim Kawit. Part of Kawit’s prizes is a scholarship to Mendoza’s Masterclass.
Completing the event was the much-awaited premiere of the Power Mac Center short film directed by Brillante Mendoza titled “Bitbit,” in celebration of the premier Apple reseller’s 23 glorious years in business.
Cinemansanas is part of the Pixelworx campaign, Power Mac Center’s advocacy of recognizing artists who break the standards of the art scene. It is celebrated with a series of workshops by industry experts, trainings on creative apps, and an ultimate art challenge.

Cinemansanas 2017 was co-presented by Lacie, The Coop Idea, Philips, Bose, Panzer Glass, Zerotech, and Wacom. To view all the films, visit Power Mac Center on Facebook and Youtube.

Myths Of Love Dance-Theater

“Myths of Love” is a dance-theater event that tackles our notion of romance. Based on the book, “Seven Myths About Love…Actually” by British author Mike George, it talks about why it seems to challenging to get a hold of genuine love. For so long, we equated love as approval and assumed that love and happiness were found in relationships, acquisitions and even places. However, the satisfaction was fleeting and the disillusionment was bound to happen. We recognize they are blind alleys. George says you don’t have to seek love anywhere as it is already found in our own heart.

Myths Of Love

Oct 5, Thursday, 7:30 Pm

Powermac Center Spotlight, Circuit Makati

Directed By Melvin Lee

Choreographed By Jed Amihan

Performers: Marge Enriquez, Rose Camacho, Katherine Trofeo, Jed Amihan

Photography By Denise Weldon

Art Direction By Mark Constantine Inducil

For Details, Contact 0917-9803541

Ballet Philippines’ Internationally Acclaimed Classics Are Back In “The Exemplars: Amada And Other Dances” Taking The Stage On October 20 – 22

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y’s preeminent ballet and contemporary dance company, Ballet Philippines, reintroduces internationally acclaimed classics of the company’s vast repertoire to a newer audience.

This production provides a rare opportunity to shed light on the long-unseen works that established the company’s signature style and identity as an internationally and locally renowned dance company, paving the way to 48 years of artistic excellence and cultural contribution. This was made possible by patrons of the arts San Miguel Corporation, Phoenix Petroleum and Sanicare.

"The Exemplars" will showcase the company’s classic works such as Alice Reyes’ “Amada.” As one of the first pieces ever performed by the company, Amada is based on “Summer Solstice” by National Artist for Literature, Nick Joaquin. Set in Catholic, Hispanic, 19th century Manila, traditional male-dominance is shaken by the Tadtarin, a native festival in which women suddenly reign supreme shattering the established Hispanic molds and patterns. Amada premiered in Manila in 1970, with National Artist for Dance, Alice Reyes herself in the titular role, and music composed by National Artist for Music Lucrecia Kasilag. It has since won critical acclaim in the Philippines and abroad, and represents the company’s work in Philippine material at its best.

Another featured work is “Valse Fantasy.” A male dancer and three ballerinas dance in a ballet dotted with leaps, turns, beats, entrances and exits. Set to Glinka’s music, Valse Fantasy is pure dancing tailored by the music’s breezy patterns and delightful rhythms. A neo-classical piece inspired by George Balanchine, it was especially staged for Ballet Philippines by Muñeca Aponte in 1974. This year, premier danseur Nonoy Froilan is restaging the ballet, as he himself danced the male role in the 1970's.

Gener Caringal’s “Ang Sultan” is a heart-breaking story about star-crossed lovers, separated by the eternal clash between classes. Set in the pre-colonial Filipino caste system, it tells the story of the consequences when a man from a lower caste falls in love with a princess—where revolt and an uprising ensue due to inequity and social injustice. Using Maguindanao/Muslim instrumentation, the music was composed by Lucrecia Kasilag. Since it’s premiere in 1973, it has become one of the most performed pieces in the company’s repertoire.

Norman Walker’s “Songs of a Wayfarer” is the story of unrequited love. We follow our hero, who is in deep sadness as his love is being wed to another, and trying to escape with everything reminding him of his love. This is a story of ultimately finding one’s self in the loneliness of life, even though surrounded by friends, there is a feeling of trying to find a purpose that fulfills the empty void. Critical and popular acclaim has made this work a piece de resistance in the company’s repertoire.

Pauline Koner’s “Concertino” is considered a major landmark in modern dance. This classic tells the story about a lady of the court and her attendants who conduct themselves in various manners from the proper to the frolicsome. In the rigidity of the high life she feels caged and seeks liberation from the tedious life. This piece was choreographed in the earlier style of American Modern Dance that has become a challenge to all who attempt this stylistically difficult piece.

Catch us! Ballet Philippines' "The Exemplars: Amada and Other Dances" will be performed in on October 20-22, 2017 at the CCP Main Theater, and October 25, 2017 at the Globe Auditorium, Maybank Theater, BGC Arts Center.

For tickets, call Ballet Philippines at (+632) 551-1003, the CCP Box Office at (+632) 832-3704, or Ticketworld at (+632) 891-9999 or

Connect to Ballet Philippines online through the following social media networks:
Instagram: @balletphilippines
YouTube: balletph

DOTr Chief Supports Chavez's Legal Tussle Versus Buri

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Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade today said he supports the withholding of payment to MRT3 maintenance provider, Korean firm Busan Universal Rails Inc. (BURI).

Asked for his response to graft charges filed by BURI against Undersecretary Cesar Chavez for the withholding of payment, Secretary Tugade said he trusts how Chavez handles the rail sector of the department, and that all decisions of the latter were properly consulted with him.

“The decision to withhold payment to BURI is not a decision of Undersecretary Chavez alone. It is the decision of the Department as a whole. I support the actions of Undersecretary Chavez in handling the issues confronting the rail sector of DOTr. His actions were in accordance with my instructions," Tugade said.

Tugade likewise mentioned that if he had it his way, he should be included in the case since the decision to withhold BURI's payment was made with his approval and consent.

"Undersecretary Chavez always consults his plans and actions with me. His decisions were made with my consent, approval and confirmation. So, I should also be included in the graft case filed against him,” Tugade said. "Besides, all his actions are in accordance with the contract, equity, decency and law. All these are aboveboard and have gone through rigorous review and due process,” he added. 

The transportation chief noted that the withholding of payment to BURI is only taking into account “the good of the country and the welfare of the riding public.” 

BURI officials recently filed a graft case against Chavez before the Ombudsman after the DOTr undersecretary withheld the payment for the Logical Vehicle Unit (LVU) for the MRT Line 3 worth PHP4 million. 

The LVU is part of the automatic train protection or the onboard signaling system.

Chavez said he decided to temporarily hold payment of the LVU as he waits for BURI to furnish him with the Certificate of Origin and Factory Inspection Report attached to the LVU billing. 

BURI has acquired the LVU from Diamond Pearl, owned by the family of Marlo dela Cruz, while the manufacturer of MRT3’s original signaling system came from Bombadier, Chavez added.   

He said this is a requirement of Commission of Audit (COA) to make sure that the spare parts for the coaches are not taken from other train coaches.

“Pag kumpleto ang mga dokumento na requirement ng COA, binabayaran natin. Pag hindi, hindi rin natin binabayaran. Bakit kailangang masinop sa pagsusuri ng billing? Para matiyak na original ang spare parts at hindi rin galing sa “cannibalized” o kinuha lang na piesa sa ibang bagon. Ito ay para sa kaligtasan ng mga mananakay,” Chavez said. 

Regarding his actions to withhold the payment to BURI, Chavez maintained he is merely ensuring that government funds are spent judiciously on projects and acquisitions. 

“My decision to withhold payment is precisely to protect public funds. How can I be charged with graft when I am only protecting public funds and the people's welfare?,” he said.

2nd German Film Week Kicks off Sept. 27

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The second German Film Week opened last September 27 with the Philippine premiere of "My Brother Simple" (Simpel, 2017) at the SM Mall of Asia Cinema 4. German filmmaker Markus Goller, whom the Goethe-Institut flew in especially for the occasion, gamely answered questions from the audience after the screening. 

Aside from the opening film, an interesting slate of films that presents the wide range of contemporary German cinema makes up this year's festivities. After its successful launch last year, the festival once again offers a diverse selection of films in its goal of promoting German language and culture. 

The German Film Week draws film buffs and students from all over the Philippines, as well as filmmakers, members of the media and industry leaders. This year’s lineup of films were carefully selected among the latest releases in Germany, some of which have already received numerous awards in international film festivals. 

"We are truly excited to unveil this year’s films and new voices to Philippine audiences," said Dr. Ulrich Nowak, director of Goethe-Institut Philippinen. "Whether mainstream, romantic comedies, or micro-budget indies, we made sure our festival attendees will be entertained and pleased." 

In addition to German films, this year's edition will also feature a film by acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza. "Captive," which has been screened at a previous Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), will be shown during the week-long festival. In one of these screenings, a film appreciation session will follow wherein audiences will get to meet and speak with the multi-awarded director. 

"The Brillante Mendoza screening is an addition to this year’s program," Dr. Nowak explained. "Our goal at the institute has always been to promote cultural exchange between Germany and the countries we support. And this is one way to achieve that goal -- to share German features and highlight Filipino creativity." 

The succeeding film screenings will run from Sept. 28 to October 5 at SM Mall of Asia and SM North EDSA. Subsequent screenings will take place in SM Clark, Cebu and Davao in October. 

Tickets are priced at 100 pesos for all German films and 200 pesos for Captive. Tickets may be purchased at the cinema counters of participating SM malls. 

The German Film Week is made possible through the partnership with SM Lifestyle Malls and SM Cinemas and the support of the Film Development Council of the Philippines. For more information, visit 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Miss Philippines 2017 Grand Coronation Night

Congratulations to all the winners of the Miss Philippines 2017 during the grand coronation night held on September 23, 2017 at the Tent of Manila Hotel.

Queen and Beauty Universe Philippine 2017: Kellie Dione Camoro of Zamboanga
Miss Tourism Universe Philippine 2017: Jayalea Tumaliuan of Tumauini
Miss Princess of the World Philippines 2017: Samantha Mei Arcilla of Cainta, Rizal
Miss Diamond of the World Philippines 2017: Georgette Nicole Coronacion of Carmona, Cavite
1st Runner-up: Shanon Stampon
2nd Runner-up: Christine Tetai Sisno

AOC, Twentieth Century Fox Film, and Kingsman: A Special Dinner and Movie Treat for Media

What's the secret to being a cool and classy gamer?

Have the latest and hi-tech gadgets as part of your gaming gear or arsenal.

You'll get that feeling of superiority when you know you are equipped with reliable technology to match your active yet geeky personality. You'll feel at the top of your league when you get access to all the necessary requirements to put your gaming experience at its highest level. It is not enough to get the best processor, video cards, memory, etc., if you do not match it with the best viewing experience as well.

A gamer's taste is impeccable because he is immersed within the game itself especially when the role requires you to get rid of all that lagging or buffering caused by inferior gaming equipment. ...and now that many brands are also competing with each other in coming out with the same gadgets offering the latest technologies, every gamer needs to be critical in choosing the right gaming gear for them including their choice of monitors.

AOC offers monitors ideal for gaming and they do have solutions that would fit your needs depending on the video card you use - specific monitors to take advantage of your preferred gaming gear.

This is why the people behind AOC also decided to treat their media friends with a special block screening of the movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle which also offers cool techie gadgets as part of their spectacular story. By partnering with Twentieth Century Fox, AOC has engaged viewers in new cinematic adventures from their initial offerings of other movie screenings.

"AGON, a line of premium gaming monitors and gaming lifestyle brand. Derived from ancient Greek, AGON stands for competition; a meaning that connects with the ever-growing PC gaming and eSports industry. The gaming world is all about the competition through skill and ingenuity, but also through powerful technology. A slight edge in equipment specifications can mean the difference between victory and defeat."

We also got a special dinner treat at Tuan Tuan restaurant before proceeding to the movie held at the Director's Club of SM Megamall. Now, that's a double treat for us aside from the extra freebies and raffle prizes we got from the mini-program held at the said restaurant where we also git to get up close with their latest monitor models including the curved one.

AOC also introduced their influencers all geeking around the gaming industry with their own special expertise. From the cutest to the modders, being hard-core in what they do must have been a requirement to have been chosen to represent the AOC brand. They do all look cool in their Kingsman-themed outfits highlighted by the spectacles.

Just like the spectacles or glasses that were given to us, there's no blurred vision when using AOC monitors. Everything is as clear as 20/20. As gamers, we have several choices when it comes to our preferred equipment specifically of monitors, and one of them would definitely be AOC.

For more information, check out their official press release below:

AOC, a global-leader in display technology, has once again partnered with a powerhouse in the global entertainment industry – Twentieth Century Fox Film. AOC has become the official monitor partner of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”, the long-awaited sequel to the critically-acclaimed action-adventure film “Kingsman: The Secret Service” (released in 2014). The official Philippine release date, among the first globally, is September 20, though actual release dates between countries may slightly vary.

AOC, Twentieth Century Fox Film, and Kingsman

AOC has always been dedicated to the pursuit of the next level of visual experiences enhanced by innovative technologies. By partnering with Twentieth Century Fox Film, AOC has engaged viewers in new cinematic adventures through supporting and promoting films like “X-Men First Class” and “The Martian.”

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman. In a new adventure that tests the limits of their agents’ strength and wits, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy to save the world – something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy.

AOC is devoted to becoming the go-to, high-tech display solution for users from all walks of life. In the film, the characters use innovative technology as part of their mission to solve world-changing problems, and do it all while fighting in style – making the Kingsman franchise a perfect fit for collaboration with AOC.

AGON Gaming Displays

Last year, AOC has also launched AGON, a line of premium gaming monitors and gaming lifestyle brand. Derived from ancient Greek, AGON stands for competition; a meaning that connects with the ever-growing PC gaming and eSports industry. The gaming world is all about competition through skill and ingenuity, but also through powerful technology. A slight edge in equipment specifications can mean the difference between victory and defeat. This ties into the story of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”, where new combat technologies play an integral role in the conflict between good and evil.

As the film’s exclusive monitor partner, AOC will be first to know and share many of the film’s latest updates and developments. AOC will also be launching a series of promotional activities throughout the Asia Pacific region. Make sure not to miss out by following:

AOC Facebook:
AOC Gaming Facebook:
AOC Youtube:
AGON Website:

Thank you very much AOC for the special dinner and movie treat. Your treats are definitely getting better every movie screening. We hope to be always a part of all your future events. See you again soon.

Honda Is Ready to Excite the Roads Ahead With Their Newest Underbone, Sports & AT Models

Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) recently unleashed the unique experience and excitement in urban riding as it reveals its newest underbone, sports & AT models- the All-New XRM125 series, All-New RS125, and New Zoomer-X.

Speaking before the members of the media on September 11, 2017 at the Honda Safety Driving Center, HPI President Mr. Daiki Mihara said the new models are assured to intensify Honda’s commitment to bold and exciting changes in its extensive & complete line-up of products in terms of unique Filipino design, high performance, latest technology, and joyful riding experience. “We want Honda riders to feel the power of their dreams by experiencing the models’ performances that are specially made for their own riding needs. These may include daily commutes to work or hang-outs, racing for the sports models, or trail riding adventures for the off-road models.” 

Eventhough it was raining that day, some media also got to try the latest motorbikes at the media challenge and test driving activities held at the Honda Safety Driving Center in Paranaque. I would have also tried them out but I just couldn't stand the rain because I get sick easily if I get wet or drenched, Being under the weather is not good especially for us who frequently go out to cover events.

Regardless of the missed opportunity, we still admired the impressive new looks and improvements done on the latest versions of their three series. The looks alone could very well translate into a sale already. We all know that riders do appreciate looking cool and the durability offered by the brand throughout its many years of existence speaks highly of their motorbikes.

The Philippines’ number one underbone motorcycle, the XRM125 – Conquer Your Own Road, has been redesigned to give its riders a compelling urban riding experience. It comes in three new variants: Dual Sport (DS), Dual Sport Extreme (DSX), and Motard. Each variant takes design inspiration from the sturdy, aggressive and motocross-inspired bodyworks and graphics of the Honda CRF250. From the body color to engine performance, the All-New XRM125 is among Honda’s engineering masterpieces for all urban riders. 

For riders looking for a sporty and thrilling experience on the road, the All-New RS125 – Start the Excitement – is the perfect match for them. Its new sporty decals, refreshed body design, and a new fuel-efficient engine makes it your top choice compared to competitors of the same class.

But the biggest news is at the core of these two Honda motorcycles. The All-New XRM125 and All-New RS125 are now powered by a fuel-efficient and Euro 3-compliant PGM-Fi engine, so you can achieve more riding control while still reducing exhaust emissions.

PGM-Fi engines were pioneered by Honda as early as the 1980’s, and are now furnished in its latest models with enhanced features that gives riders an edge in terms of efficiency and maintenance, as the engine is equipped with sensors that measure throttle positioning, engine oil temperature, crank shaft position and intake of air temperature and pressure. This makes the engine efficient as it can calculate the exact amount of fuel needed based on the sensors’ readings, which avoids excessive usage and saves 6.7% more fuel than the carburetor type. These sensors can also optimize maintenance by detecting possible abnormalities in the system, which is notified to the rider through the Malfunction Indicator Lamp.

Finally, Honda’s most stylish scooter gets a splash of new colors. The New Zoomer-X makes your life more colourful with the addition of Mat Axis Gray Metallic and Heaven Blue Metallic. The New Zoomer-X retains its trademark Honda Smart Technology’s PGM-Fi engine, Idling Stop System, and Combi brake.

The All-New XRM125, All-New RS125, and New Zoomer-X are now available in all Honda flagship stores and 3s shops nationwide. 

Check out our video coverage on our YouTube channel at and more photos at

For more information, like them on Facebook or go to Contact your nearest Honda dealership to schedule a test ride today.

Ride with these new models and excite the roads ahead!

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