Saturday, February 28, 2015

Three boys and one girl from Puerto Princesa are first qualifiers for Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA National Training Camp April 24-26

Three boys aged 13 and an 11-year old girl emerged as the first qualifiers for the National Training Camp of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 presented by Alaska in Palawan Sunday, February 22.

The four standouts were chosen from a field of 198 participants in the first Regional Selection Camp of the NBA league’s international youth basketball program which was held at the Seminario de San Jose in Tiniguiban, Puerto Princesa February 21 and 22.

Battling inner monster in “WOLFCOP” Now Showing in your favorite cinemas

Small town cop Lou Garou hasn't taken his job seriously in years. He drinks too much and when bad things happen he looks the other way.

One night, acting out of character, Lou follows up on a disturbance call in a remote area, but shortly after he arrives on the scene, he blacks out.  When he wakes up, he can’t remember anything, his senses are heightened, he has odd markings on his body and his hair is growing at a rapid rate.  That night, Lou’s transformation from man into rage-fuelled werewolf takes shape.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Academy Award winner for Best Picture “BIRDMAN” - Return engagement in Phils. Cinemas starting March 4

“Birdman” – this year’s big winner at the Oscars that bagged the Best Picture Award which also won the Best Director Award (Alejandro G. Iñárritu), Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki) and Best Original Screenplay Award (by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo) will have a return engagement in (Phils.) cinemas this March 4.

MICHELIN takes the challenge for energy efficiency, safety and innovation in Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2015

Marketing Communications Manager for MICHELIN Philippines Caroline Del Rosario, Communication & Brands Director for MICHELIN East Asia and Australia Ruedee Euachongprasit, Customer Engineering Support Manager for MICHELIN Philippines Jaybee Atanacio and Chief Representative of MICHELIN Philippines Michael Nunag during the MICHELIN Press Conference on Energy Efficiency, Safety and Innovation at the Shell Eco-Marathon.
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.

Dave Franco: Journey to Adulthood in “UNFINISHED BUSINESS”

“Unfinished Business” starring Vince Vaugh, Tom Wilkinson, Dave France, Sienna Miller and James Marsden has unashamedly adult themes -  the innocent Mike (Franco) loses his virginity and the jaded Tim (Wilinson), trapped in an unhappy marriage, rediscovers a love for life in the exotic German capital while the relentless Dan (Vaughn) refuses to give up, no matter where his quest takes him.

From Pre-Wedding Worries to Bridal Wisdom

Precious Pasia with Pat Dy
For a girl, as far as milestones and special occasions go, nothing tops a wedding—especially, if it’s your own.

And when it came time for Precious Pasia to walk down the aisle, her goal was to live out the dream, which was made possible when she won the Colgate Optic White Dream Wedding Challenge.

Precious, who joined the contest as a bride-to-be shared her wedding woes online like the flower girl refusing to walk during the procession or someone spilling a drink on her wedding gown. Her candid answer evidently struck a chord with the public, allowing her to win a rare chance to have her pre-nup shot by acclaimed lensman Pat Dy and wedding documented by famed videographer, Jason Magbanua.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone in "ALOHA”

In “Aloha,” a celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. 

“TAKEN” Director takes up Sean Penn as latest action antihero in “THE GUNMAN”

Known for his gripping, unforgettable roles, Academy Award winner Sean Penn joins forces with “Taken” director Pierre Morrel in a role unlike any he has done before in the explosive action thriller “The Gunman” that will open in Philippine cinemas nationwide on March 18.

Monday, February 23, 2015

What you need to know about Beer Magnate in “KIDNAPPING FREDDY HEINEKEN”

Based on true story, the latest thrilling topic to talk about over beer is about to be revealed on March 6 in the upcoming thriller “Kidnapping Freddy Heineken” that tells of the abduction of Dutch billionaire brewery magnate Freddy Heineken (Anthony Hopkins) and his chauffeur, Ab Doderer, who were kidnapped in 1983 and held for what was considered the largest ransom for an individual at the time. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Best Business trip ever: “UNFINISHED BUSINESS” TRAILER

Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson form an unlikely trio of business associates along with Sienna Miller, James Marsden and Nick Frost in adult raunchy comedy “Unfinished Business.” 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

adidas Originals Collaborates with Gonz and NIGO to unveil the Superstar 80s Pioneers Pack

adidas announced the launch of the highly anticipated Superstar 80s Pioneers Pack, featuring collaborations with creative minds, skater Mark Gonzales and designer NIGO. 

adidas Originals Superstar 80s by Gonz

Mark Gonzales has always gone against the grain and blazed his own path. An innovator and an iconoclast, Gonz has redefined the ambitions of an entire generation of skateboarders for years to come. It is this hunger to create that inspired the Superstar 80s by Gonz. The all-white leather upper of the sneaker acts as a blank canvas for Gonz, who invites the wearer to leave their own mark and customise the sneakers with markers that comes packaged with the Superstar 80s.  

adidas Originals Superstar 80s by NIGO

NIGO has proven time and time again that he is a master of the craft. His ability to connect the dots between tradition and the future, East and West, pop culture and high art has become his calling card, and is highlighted in the Superstar 80s by NIGO. Featuring the signature adidas Originals by NIGO ‘Grand Slam’ graphic, the all-over print envelops the upper of the Superstar 80s model and is a fitting homage to his love of sportswear and Americana – and of course classic footwear.

Both Superstar 80s by Gonz and NIGO will be available in the Philippines from February 15, 2015 for Php 4995 at leading adidas stores, Sneakpeek, Sole Academy and NBA Store.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Talented actors Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan star in “THE LAST FIVE YEARS”

“The Last Five Years” movie musical is about to debut in Philippine cinemas this February 18 starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.  This adaptation of the hit Broadway musical of the same title 'The Last Five Years' is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period.  Jamie (Jordan), a young, talented up-and-coming Jewish novelist falls in love with Cathy (Kendrick), a Shiksa Goddess and struggling actress. The film, told almost entirely through song and a beautiful pop music score, portrays an honest, heartbreaking, often funny, exploration of love and its consequences on individual identity.

Last Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Open Clinic Feb. 17 in Novaliches

Regional Selection Camps next in Puerto Princesa, Binan, Iloilo, Baguio, Bacolod, Davao and Manila

Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 presented by Alaska holds its last open clinic of the 2015 season on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 that's today! at Casa Milan Clubhouse, Casa Milan, Novaliches, Quezon City at 10 a.m. to 12 noon and at 2-4 p.m.

adidas Film Series Sport 15 launches

adidas brings its passion for sport to life with the roll-out of a series of films - Sport 15. All films are based on the insight that sport happens in moments. adidas celebrates the fact that every moment in sport is a chance to redefine yourself and create something new for you or your team.

In sport, no one owns today – every minute of every game is up for grabs and yours for taking.

Starring in this first wave of Sport 15 are adidas NBA stars Damian Lillard, Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, John Wall and adidas football icons Gareth Bale, Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez and Luis Suarez.

See these athletes in action HERE.

Follow and join the conversation on Twitter or Instagram @adidasph or on

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Vince Vaughn stars in adult raucous comedy “UNFINISHED BUSINESS”

Vince Vaughn stars alongside Dave Franco, Tom Wilkinson and Sienna Miller in a comedy that brings back his eccentric brand of humor in “Unfinished Business.”

COMET: A Cosmic Valentine Love Story

“The most sensorily-accomplished romance in recent memory” - Indiewire

Do you believe in love at first sight? In attraction and pheromones? Or that opposites do attract?

It could, it might. But can it last?

This month of February, Solar Pictures brings you an original modern love story that mixes the charm and wit of ‘Before Sunrise’ and ‘High Fidelity’ with the passion, beauty and heartbreak of ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ and ‘Garden State.’

Happy Hearts Day Even If Your Partner is Far Away!

Seven LDR (Long Distance Relationship) Tips from KakaoTalk

When you’re on the other side of the country — or the world — from your significant other, the odds aren’t in your favor. Long distance relationships are stigmatized as being difficult or even impossible. But if you're considering a long distance relationship or fall into one you really can’t resist, don't worry - KakaoTalk has your back.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Five Unconventional Loves for Valentine’s Day

The dreaded 14th of February is not all hearts and candy for everyone. But taken, single, or it’s complicated, there’s no better way to show love than to start with yourself. Here are five more loves to start with for a better you this Valentine’s.

Love energy. The day of hearts may be a day to stay in and forget or to celebrate and remember. Either way, power through and get enough energy through Cobra Energy Drink. Filled with ginseng, taurine, and world-class ingredients to help you achieve more, it even has a variant to match this red-letter day. Cobra Berry has a refreshing fruity flavor and a power rush for your everyday needs.

Ordinary citizens, childhood friends in ultimate heist movie: “KIDNAPPING FREDDY HEINEKEN”

Based on crime journalist Peter R. De Vries’ account of what has been dubbed as “the most notorious kidnapping of the 21st century,” “Kidnapping Freddy Heineken” explores the abduction of   Dutch billionaire brewery magnate Freddy Heineken.

Meet the Boov from Dreamworks Animation's “HOME”

DreamWorks Animation brings a unique highly-appealing animation starring seven-time Grammy Award winner Rihanna, “Big Bang Theory’s” four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons along with Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin in the intergalactic animation family comedy “Home.”

A Love worth remembering in “THE LAST FIVE YEARS”

Richard LaGravenese, known for his affective helming of romantic drama and comedy movies such as “P.S. I Love You,” “Paris Je T’aime,” “Living Out Loud” and “Beautiful Creatures,” as well as “Freedom Writers” adapts hit musical play to film - “The Last Five Years starring Anna Kendrick  and Jeremy Jordan.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Crumpler 50% off Sale at the PTAA, SMX Convention Center

The Crumpler Luggage Sale
Up to 50% off 
PTAA TravelTour Expo 2015

Enjoy up to 50% discount on Crumpler luggage and travel bags at the Traveltour Expo on February 13-15, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

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“They hate your shiny new boots, because they wish they were in them”

adidas has kicked convention by launching a new set of football boots which are sure to inspire both hate and awe in equal measure. The new adizero f50, Predator, Nitrocharge and 11Pro have already appeared on the feet of some of the best players in the world, and now it’s your turn to be the “most hated” player on the pitch. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Colin Firth in a series of standout action scenes in “KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE”

Colin Firth reveals his other side as a suave secret spy in the non-stop “Kingsman: The Secret Service” directed by Matthew Vaughn (“X-Men: First Class,” “Kick-Ass”) where a super- secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

adidas unveils Crazy 8 Knicks and Nets editions

adidas unveiled an all-new colorway collection of the iconic Crazy 8 that will be available in stores and online this February.

In anticipation of NBA All-Star in New York City, adidas is honoring the two hosting teams with limited edition Crazy 8s.

Find Your Perfect Match this Valentine’s Day at

Get your special someone the perfect gift with these cool gift ideas for Him and for Her.

Candle-lit dinner, bouquet of flowers, a box of chocolates - do these things sound familiar? These may be some of the most common things that people prepare for during Valentine’s Day.

While it’s all about romance and rekindling the spark on Valentine’s Day, – the Philippines’ Biggest Online Shopping Mall rounds up some of coolest items to help you pick the best gift for Him and for Her without breaking a sweat –and most importantly your bank accounts. Be sure to check out and check out the rest of the sweetest deals for you and your special someone this Valentine’s Day and make sure that you keep your eyes peeled on and via the Lazada PH Facebook page as surprise discounts and deals will be unveiled to give you the most charming savings!

Comedy horror “WOLFCOP” in cinemas February 25

Winner of the Arizona Underground Film Festival and nominated at 2015’s International Fantasy Fim Award (Fantasporto 2015), “Wolfcop” is the latest animal hybrid cop movie ever produced.

Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman in comedy-drama “THE COBBLER”

Two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman teams up with Adam Sandler in the heart warming comedy-drama “The Cobbler” directed by acclaimed and Oscar nominee Tom McCarthy (“Up”).

Max Simkin (Sandler) repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family

Monday, February 9, 2015

Salma Hayek faces intense action challenges in “EVERLY”

Shot in an apartment where groups of armed men take turns to shoot and kill a woman named Everly, Salma Hayek stars in the title role of “Everly” - a non-stop intense action thriller where her character is forced to fight off a series of assassins sent to her by a former lover and mob boss. 

adidas unveils D Lillard 1 All-Star edition

adidas today unveiled the D Lillard 1 All-Star edition that the Portland Trail Blazers point guard will wear on-court for his second consecutive NBA All-Star game appearance.

Olivia Wilde returns from the dead in “THE LAZARUS EFFECT”

From horror masters who produced “Insidious,” “The Purge” and “Sinister” come the latest terrifying thriller in their roster – “The Lazarus Effect” starring an interesting cast lead by Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters, Donald Glover and Sarah Bolger.

Olivia Wilde’s character, Zoe, is brought back from the dead when a group of research students pushed the boundaries of knowledge when after a successful experiment wherein they brought back an animal to life, they pursued to perform it on a friend who was electrocuted in a freak accident.  Coming back to life, as Zoe’s strange new persona reveals itself, the team quickly becomes stuck in a gruesome reality. They are no longer faced with the question of whether they can bring someone back to life- but rather, the wrath of her return.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Taylor Lautner is a wanted man in “TRACERS”

Filmmakers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, who produced young adult blockbusters such as “The Twilight Saga,” “Fault In Our Stars” and “Safe Haven” once again brings a thrilling world of action and adventure in the Taylor Lautner starrer “Tracers.”  

JR. NBA/JR. WNBA Philippines 2015 Presented by Alaska stages free open clinics in Metro Manila

Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 presented by Alaska begins its series of free open clinics in Metro Manila on Sunday, February 8 at Philadelphia High School in Talayan Village, Quezon City to enable young players to experience NBA-style developmental basketball and learn the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA STAR values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect.

All young players are invited to attend.

adidas and Derrick Rose unveil D Rose 5 Boost “Superstar” edition

adidas unveiled the newest colorway of the D Rose 5 Boost signature basketball shoe that pays homage to one of adidas’ most iconic shoes – the Superstar.

The D Rose 5 Boost “Superstar” edition is highlighted by the iconic rubber shell-toe, which was featured on the original Superstar in 1969 for added durability. The upper features a luxurious snakeskin texture throughout, while the Fit Cage and laces compliment in a cream color. The upper sits atop a full-length Boost midsole for maximum energy return and comfort for one of the NBA’s most explosive players.

PTAA 22nd Travel Tour Expo 2015 at the SMX Convention Center

PTAA Travel Tour Expo
Feb. 13 - 15, 2015
SMX Convention Center
SM Mall of Asia

Be at the biggest travel expo in the country!

A perfect post-Valentine's movie date opens February 18 - “THE LAST FIVE YEARS”

Anna Kendrick whose stars shot to worldwide acclaim with her viral performance in “Pitch Perfect” will next be seen in the latest romantic musical “The Last five Years” opposite Jeremy Jordan.

Based on the acclaimed musical of the same name by Tony Award winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown, “The Last Five Years,” directed to film by Richard LaGravenese is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie (Jordan), a young, talented up-and-coming Jewish novelist falls in love with Cathy (Kendrick), a Shiksa Goddess and struggling actress. The film, told almost entirely through song and a beautiful pop music score, portrays an honest, heartbreaking, often funny, exploration of love and its consequences on individual identity.            

Killing machine for Valentine in “KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE”

Model turned actress Sofia Boutella who has graced catwalks, appeared in music videos and danced on Madonna’s tour, has slowly been making the move to film and was thrilled to land a significant role alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Firth in “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” 

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Get 10% off for every P500 food purchase from today until December 31st, 2015.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Unlimited Hainanese Chicken at Wee Nam Kee on their 5th Anniversary!

Eat your heart out at 
Wee Nam Kee's Unli Hainanese Chicken Anniversary Offer!

Yup it is a dream come true, I have dreamt of this for the longest time. Haha!  Get unlimited servings of Wee Nam Kee's Hainanese Chicken and their Hainanese Chicken Rice as well.  Find out more about it from The Food Alphabet's post.

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A world of horror behind our screens: “POLTERGEIST” (3D) first-look photos and trailer reveal

The first two photos and first trailer of “Poltergeist” (3D) have just been revealed by 20th Century Fox. Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces.  When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.  Starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

AXN Announces “Asia’s Got Talent” Premiere: 12 March 2015, Thursday 8.05pm

AXN announces today that “Asia’s Got Talent” is set to premiere first on AXN on 12 March 2015, airing on Thursdays at 8.05pm (SG, MY, PH, HK) / 7.05pm (JKT, BKK). The series is the biggest talent competition in the world featuring some of the region’s most incredible performing artists as they compete to take home the coveted winning title.

Most feted cast in cinema history returns in “THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL”

The charming box-office surprise hit “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’s” continuing story - “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” adds Richard Gere, David Strathairn and Tamsin Greig to its already ubër-feted cast to have ever been assembled in cinema history along with returning dream cast Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie,  Dev Patel,  Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle. 

Derrick Rose and adidas launch D Rose Boost “Brenda” edition

adidas unveiled the newest colorway of the D Rose 5 Boost signature basketball shoe that the Chicago Bulls point guard will wear in his on-court rotation this season. The D Rose 5 Boost is the first basketball shoe to offer full length Boost cushioning technology designed for heightened energy return and step-in comfort to ensure maximum performance.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Resorts World Manila and Viva ink first of its kind musical at the Newport Performing Arts Theater

Resorts World Manila (RWM), the country’s first integrated resort and entertainment hub, in cooperation with Viva Communications, Inc. (Viva), inked a landmark partnership agreement to produce a first of its kind musical production scheduled to be staged in the second quarter of 2015 at RWM’s world-class Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT). 

Present during the contract signing were (L-R): Colin Kerr, RWM Chief Entertainment Officer and Managing Director of Full House Theater Company; Kingson Sian, RWM President; Vicente R. Del Rosario, Jr., Viva Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Vincent G. Del Rosario, Viva Executive Vice President.

Monday, February 2, 2015

5th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processors Aim to Transform Today's Workplace

Intel Corporation announced the availability of its 5th generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family that provides cutting-edge features to enable a new and rapidly shifting workplace. To meet the needs of a more mobile and dynamic workforce, the latest iteration of Intel Core vPro processors offer wireless innovations, built-in security, faster performance and improved manageability that will allow workers and companies to improve their productivity and stay competitive.

Director Matthew Vaughn casts newbies in “KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE”

Newcomers Taron Egerton, Sophie Cookson and Sofia Boutella debut in Matthew Vaughn’s highly-thrilling “Kingsman: The Secret Service” along with cinema’s iconic and most respected actors Academy Award winners Michael Caine and Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Samuel L. Jackson based on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ acclaimed comic book “The Secret Service.”

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Nurturing Giftedness For a New Generation with Promil

Excellence can be achieved with the right balance of Proper Care, Proper Nutrition, and Support from Parents

The world has long been fascinated by prodigies—gifted kids whose accomplishments at such a young age, shed light to a child’s inherent talent, intellect and precocity.

In the Philippines, perhaps no other personalities represent the concept and reality of what gifted children are than the three who illustrated it via one of the most memorable television commercials of the 90s—Kiko Galura, James Flores, and Shaira Luna.


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