Monday, October 22, 2018

It’s a red hot October at Ortigas lifestyle destinations


It’s a red hot October as Ortigas Malls lines up a host of activities at its malls around the metropolis, promising fun and excitement for people of all passions and persuasions. With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, Ortigas Malls is pulling all the stops to ensure that its lifestyle destinations — Greenhills, Tiendesitas, and Estancia — offer  not just the best shopping finds, but also offer activities that resonate with people’s lifestyles.

Get some advance Halloween fun for the whole family with The Great Halloween Show, which kicks off for afternoon shows on October 28, offering a spectacle of magic shows, acrobat exhibitions, and musical performers.

PHILIPPINES’ Jugs Jugueta in a rare Queen Experience in “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” Music Video


20th Century Fox has just revealed the global influencers' music video with a medley of the legendary band Queen wherein a group of fans of the band gathered together to create an unforgettable thrilling piece to share to the world on the band’s legacy.

Watch “Bohemian Rhapsody” influencer music video debut here at: 20th Century Fox PH Youtube and  20th Century Fox PH Facebook

PhilPop 2018 Reveals Top 10 Finalists


Touted as the premier songwriting competition in the country, PhilPop continues to provide a sustainable platform for amateur and professional composers to showcase exceptional songs from various genres and styles.

From "Dati" to "Di Na Muli," the annual music competition has produced some of the most
commercially successful and critically acclaimed recordings of the last five years, serving as
breeding ground to artists who aren't afraid to challenge songwriting tropes and reflect their
truth. This year marks a landmark moment in songwriting history as PhilPop opened its doors to entries written in different languages, spanning across regions and cities outside of Metro Manila.

RCBC Savings Bank strengthens financial inclusion campaign

Buting Senior High School students appreciate the RSB Financial Literacy Forum conducted by RCBC Savings Bank (RSB) officials, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Mutya ng Pasig.
RCBC Savings Bank (RSB), in partnership with the Rotary Club of Mutya ng Pasig, held a financial literacy forum at Buting Senior High School in San Joaquin, Pasig City. More than 300 high school students attended the RSB Financial Literacy Forum which aims to teach and train the young generation on smarter ways of saving and spending.

Prudence Foundation forges partnership with Office of Civil Defense for SAFE STEPS

(from left) Pru Life UK Chief Marketing Officer Allan Tumbaga, Prudence Foundation Executive Director Marc Fancy, NDRRMC Executive Director Usec. Ricardo Jalad, and OCD Deputy Administrator for Operations Asec. Kristoffer Purisima
Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential in Asia, has renewed its partnership with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), the implementation arm of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), to strengthen and expand the SAFE STEPS program in the Philippines.

The signing ceremony was officiated by OCD Deputy Administrator for Operations Asec. Kristoffer James E. Purisima, NDRRMC Executive Director Usec. Ricardo B. Jalad, Pru Life UK Chief Marketing Officer Allan Tumbaga, and Prudence Foundation Executive Director Marc Fancy.

OLX’s frightfully fun Halloween costumes


Make this year’s Halloween your best ever. 

Let OLX, the world’s leading classifieds platform, help you find the right and most creative costumes for you or your kids. Capture the fun spirit of Halloween and dress up for the occasion. Check what is available on OLX’s listings.

Boredom busters for a long commute


Enjoy endless entertainment anywhere with the Samsung Galaxy J6!

Bumper to bumper traffic is an unfortunate reality of living in the big city. Whether it’s a train, a bus-ride, ride-sharing, or a private car, the feeling of being stuck while shuttling from one place to another can’t be helped. Ready to bust boredom while in transit? Grab the Samsung Galaxy J6 and check off these top tips to remain entertained even on a long commute.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Behind the Promise Ring


The Promise Ring has become a popular symbol of a couple’s romantic commitment to each other. Some couples simply use the promise ring to signify their devotion to one another, while most use it as a formal pre-engagement ring.

The promise ring has paralleled the growing trend for couples who decide to marry later in life. These dispositions are personal, and are unique to each couple; therefore, the definition of a promise ring varies. It means different things to different people.

Akari introduces collection of kids-safe LED lighting and mosquito zapping products


Akari, the country’s leading lighting and technology brand, introduces Akari Junior. Fun and playful lighting options - ranging from character study lamps, to animal-shaped mosquito killers to themed chandeliers complete the new kids-safe Akari Junior line. 

Akari Junior aims to bring kids’ dreams to light through a wide collection of products. Make any child’s room bright and inviting with the Akari Junior chandeliers that come in a variety of designs to complement the bedroom’s theme.

Make Your Holiday Travels More Affordable with UnionBank and TravelBook.ph


Traveling with family and loved ones is one of the many activities everyone looks forward to during the holiday season. Surely, it’s been a struggle to save money for Christmas trips and get-togethers for that much-awaited guilt-free break.

But whether your family decides to explore the magnificent shores of Palawan, see the wonders of culture and history in Cebu, or head to a relaxing staycation in Manila, know that UnionBank and TravelBook.ph have an amazing promo that can help make your travels even more affordable.

Starting October 15 until December 31, 2018, you are entitled to up to 15% off on a selection of hotels when you use your qualified UnionBank Credit or Debit Card.

adidas Originals by have a good time


This season, adidas Originals has teamed up with cult Tokyo retailer have a good time on a collaborative capsule collection, applying the store’s bright, lighthearted aesthetic to a selection of iconic adidas silhouettes.

Operating out of a small shop in Tokyo’s Nakameguro district, have a good time was established in 2010 by a crew of street artists, and has since grown into a vanguard of homegrown Tokyo street art and culture. The store’s simple logo, consisting of a serif typeface encased in a red frame, has become an insignia of DIY spirit in the Japanese capital, and a consistent theme in the store’s creations and collaborative ventures.

Design Center champions bamboo as PH natural design language

(L-R): CEO and Design Director at MEEP Inc. and Banatti Christopher Lacson, COMP Executive Director Ronald Recidoro, Design Center Executive Director Rhea Matute, PNIA Chairman and President of Marcventures Holdings, Inc. Isidro Alcantara, Jr., PNIA Chairman Emeritus and Chairman of the PNIA Committee on Sustainability Clarence Pimentel, Jr., and PNIA Executive Director Charmaine Olea-Capili
Forest bathing-inspired setting to be mounted at Manila FAME

On the 68th edition of Manila FAME, the country’s premier design and lifestyle event, the Design Center of the Philippines will showcase the potential uses of bamboo through the creation of design-forward home, lifestyle, and adventure products in its exhibits, Bamboo 360o and Bamboo Extreme 2.0.

“We grew up with bamboo, so we can use our natural design language of bamboo and bring it to the next level, in terms of bringing innovation and using it as a form of expression of our creativity and our vision of the future,” Design Center Executive Director Rhea Matute remarked during the exclusive media preview of Manila FAME exhibits at LRI Design Plaza.

One Championship holds ONE: HEART OF THE LION Worldwide Conference Call

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held the official ONE: HEART OF THE LION Worldwide Conference Call last Thursday, 18 October. Members of the media from all across the globe took part in the conference call, with ONE Championship Vice President of PR & Communications Loren Mack moderating.

On the call was ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, and multiple-time mixed martial arts world champion “The Underground King” Eddie Alvarez.

Please click the link for the full audio of the Worldwide Conference Call: http://bit.ly/2NRFkr6

Ticket information for ONE: HEART OF THE LION is available at www.onefc.com.

Youngbloods assemble in “THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING” Trailer Reveal


An amazing new epic adventure unfolds as 20th Century Fox debuts the first TRAILER of “The Kid Who Would Be King” starring an exciting cast that features Patrick Stewart, Louise Serkis, Rebecca Ferguson, Angus Imrie and Tom Taylor. 

Old-school magic meets the modern world in “The King Who Would Be King” when young Alex (Serkis)  stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon joins forces with a band of knights and the legendary wizard Merlin when the wicked enchantress Morgana threatens the future of mankind.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

SM Cinema teams up with Marvel Studios for the biggest Marvel Movie Marathon in the country!


To kick-off Marvel Studios’ 10th year mark in the entertainment scene, SM Cinema joined forces with The Walt Disney Company Philippines to bring back not one but 16 Marvel Studios films in theaters for the most ambitious movie exhibition of the year, the Marvel Movie Marathon!  

The Making of Legendary Band Queen in “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” Movie


The ground-breaking and iconic band Queen have defied the odds, remaining vanguards of music and pop culture over the decades.  In the trendiest clubs around the world, DJs frequently play Queen hits, along with music from many contemporary artists whom Queen inspired.  Meanwhile, until today, in football stadiums round the globe, fans stomp-stomp-clap in unison, and chant Queen’s anthemic ‘We Will Rock You’.  Queen’s brand of music and beat is irresistible, the style, timeless. Transcending generations, unlike many 70s and 80s groups that came and went, Queen remains as relevant today as they were then.

Stand-out in Style with the new SAMSUNG Galaxy J6+ and J4+, in stores now!


Get ready to move up in stand-out style as the Galaxy J6+ and J4+ are in stores now!

The Galaxy J6+ and J4+ come with features that are designed to upgrade one’s smartphone experience-- beginning with a premium design. With their glossy back finishes, the red and gray variants of the Galaxy J6+, and the black and gold options of the Galaxy J4+ are made to be flaunted.

Scarlet Snow goes Behind-the-Scenes at Disney

Scarlet charms artists and animators in a week-long trip
at the Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios

Excitement filled the internet when posts of celebrity toddler Scarlet Snow Belo surfaced while on her way to the USA to visit Walt Disney Animation Studios where press and influencers from around the globe participated in an immersive experience for the much-awaited sequel “Ralph Breaks the Internet”.   

The adorable daughter of Dr. Vicki Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho recently capped a fun-filled and memorable adventure where she tried voice acting as Vanellope von Schweetz and learned how to draw Ralph Breaks the Internet characters from legendary Disney artist, Mark Henn.  Amazed at Henn’s works, Doc Hayden shared that Scarlet even exclaimed “Good job!” upon seeing the drawings. Scarlet was also able to interview the film’s Co-Head of Story and fellow Filipino, Josie Trinidad.

Iconic timepieces by TechnoMarine


TechnoMarine’s top five signature time pieces from the bestselling Cruise Collection has originality and exemplifies the vibrant dynamic lifestyle.

Infused with color and bold elements in its design with interchangeable straps and covers, each model in the Cruise Collection has a personality on its own. The collection merges horological innovation and superior engineering with spirited design, therefore, fulfilling your aesthetic desires as much as your need for a serious dive watch. It is an inventive collection with aspirations for more than just urban adventures.

Uratex, Rustan’s launch new line of premium mattresses


Uratex Premium Mattress, together with Rustan’s, introduced a new line of mattresses, pillows and toppers at the lifestyle display Sleep Haven at the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza mall, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City. 

Hosted by society personalities and philanthropists Kaye Tinga (left) and Tessa Prieto-Valdes (second, left), Sleep Haven showcased four luxurious collections: Perfect Serenity, Premium Touch, Orthocare and Senso Memory. 

Rich Franklin's One Warrior Series 3 Official Results


Rich Franklin's ONE Warrior Series, a subsidiary of  ONE Championship™ (ONE), the largest global sports media property in Asian history, recently held another thrilling event in Singapore last Thursday, 11 October, where Asia’s finest up-and-coming young talents battled it out for a chance to win a US $100,000+ ONE Championship contract.

The live spectacle featured various athletes and prospects who participated during the show’s first and second seasons.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

20th Century Fox's “THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING” - First Look Photo


20th Century Fox has just released the first look photo of the much-awaited “The King Who Would Be King”, written and directed by Joe Cornish (co-scribe of blockbuster Ant-Man) stars up and coming actor Louis Serkis in the titular role.     

3 Ways to Upgrade Your Holiday Traditions at Home


Filipinos have their own unique way of celebrating the Christmas season. While Western countries have mistletoe, eggnog, and stockings hung over a fireplace, they look forward to bibingka and puto bumbong, and festivities that start as early as October.

The holiday season brings families together, and gatherings are made memorable with stories and laughter shared in front of sumptuous meals, games, and entertainment played by both young and old. Gifts are also exchanged as a sign of love and affection.

Citi gives back to community


More than 5,000 Citi Philippines employees, with their families and friends, marked recently the bank’s annual Global Community Day (GCD) by doing various service activities in their local communities. 

“Citi is committed to making a positive difference in the Philippines. Participation in our Global Community Day continues to grow every year and I’m proud to volunteer alongside more than 5,000 of my colleagues and members of their families,” said Citi Philippines chief executive officer Aftab Ahmed.

Loisa and Ronnie bring Kilig-All-Over-Again to Cebu!


Ever Bilena, the country’s leading cosmetics brand, brought young actress Loisa Andalio and charismatic dancer Ronnie Alonte to Cebu last October 7, 1pm at Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan. The love team set the stage Kilig-All-Over-Again performances for Cebuano fans for their first-ever LoiNie Mall Tour.

One Championship closes series D investment; Total Capital climbs to over US$250 Million

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), announced today that it has closed a US$166 million Series D financing round led by Sequoia Capital.  New investors, including Temasek, Greenoaks Capital, and other leading institutional investors, also participated in the round. ONE now has a total capital base that exceeds US$250 million. This equity investment further solidifies ONE’s dominant market leadership position in the sports media industry in Asia.

AXA Philippines and Metrobank Foundation team up for financial literacy of public school teachers


AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance companies, recently partnered with Metrobank Foundation to help public school teachers improve their understanding of financial wellness and empower them to live better lives. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

MCU films returning to PH Theaters for Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary Movie Marathon


Avengers assemble!  To celebrate an impressive decade of Marvel Studios blockbusters, starting October 13 and running through October 21, sixteen films spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe will be returning to Philippine theaters for the Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary Movie Marathon.

Beginning with Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man,” the first film to kick off the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and all the way through this year’s releases of “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” MCU films will be seen in the big screen again in participating cinemas across the country.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The More, the Merrier?

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Pet lovers live by the philosophy, “the more, the merrier” but is this always true? With Philippines being one of the dog capital countries of the world, owning more than 5 dogs is not unusual. But with the number of pets in line to be fed and nurtured, this level of fun and excitement starts to take a toll on the owner. More often than not, pets have a hard time getting along, especially when a new one comes into the picture. If not addressed properly, it may cause several problems such as brawls which may then lead to serious injuries. 

The Pet Food Institute (PFI), dedicated to its commitment to educate the Filipino pet community on responsible pet ownership, shares three tips to help pets get along.

Leading Trends and Offering a Variety of Products, TEAMGROUP Launches Minimalist Style USB Flash Drives


TEAMGROUP, the world’s leading memory brand, today launches multiple USB flash drives to satisfy users’ different requirements in workplaces or other environments. They are the M181 with USB3.1 and Type-C OTG dual interface, and the lightweight and compact C182/C183 with high speed transfer interface.

Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright & Colin Powell Guest Star on the Fifth Season Premiere of Madam Secretary on Sony Channel


Fans of Sony Channel’s political series, Madam Secretary, will be in for a treat with the guest appearances of former secretaries of state Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and General Colin Powell in the fifth season premiere that airs Monday, October 8 at 9pm. 

In this unprecedented episode, Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, played by award-winning actress Téa Leoni, turns to the former real-life secretaries of state to ask their advice on how best to respond to a delicate situation.

"Mga Batang Poz" is a Game-Changer in the Literary Front


Segundo Matias, Jr. discusses PLHIV on his controversial new novel

Acclaimed and best-selling author Segundo Matias, Jr. has recently launched his new book under Lampara Publishing House. Dubbed Mga Batang Poz, Matias' latest foray into pop culture lit is an emotionally gripping account of four teenagers afflicted with HIV-AIDS. The story grows in poignancy as the characters reveal something about their lives throughout the journey, finding comfort and solace in each other's harrowing experiences and in return, helping them realize the beauty of life and friendship underneath the suffering.

Global Superstar Taylor Swift to open the “2018 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®” with First Awards show performance in almost three years



Swift to Perform “I Did Something Bad” from Multi-Platinum Album reputation

The Live Broadcast Will Air on Wednesday, 10 October on Blue Ant Entertainment

dick clark productions announced global superstar Taylor Swift is opening the “2018 American Music Awards” with a performance of “I Did Something Bad,” marking Swift’s first awards show performance in nearly three years. A 19-time American Music Award winner, Swift garnered four 2018 nominations and is the current record holder of most wins for Artist of the Year, a category for which she is nominated again this year. Swift joins previously announced performers benny blanco with Halsey and Khalid, Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, Mariah Carey, Ciara featuring Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, Panic! At the Disco, Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Carrie Underwood and a moving tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the “2018 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday, 10 October at 8:00 AM on Blue Ant Entertainment.

SAMSUNG launches Galaxy Note9 Limited Edition offers for power couples, this October!


Enjoy exclusive treats for every purchase of the new super powerful notein Ocean Blue (512GB) and new color variant, Frosted Lavender (128GB)

Power couples can now do more together with Samsung Galaxy Note9! From October 5 to 14, avail of exciting Limited Edition offers, enjoy big discounts on select Samsung wearables, and get exclusive benefits from Samsung’s partner merchants.

Buy the Limited Edition Samsung Galaxy Note9 512GB in Ocean Blue and get a FREE 46mm silver Galaxy Watch. Perfect for the driven gentleman who loves to maximize productivity, the 512GB variant allows users to carry, manage, and work on multiple files on-the-go with ease. This limited-edition model also supports expandable memory of up to 512GB, enabling users to carry up to 1TB of storage. Pair the Galaxy Note9 with the Galaxy Watch that keeps users connected and on track all day. Handle daily tasks with ease and power through busy schedules like a pro!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Sephy Francisco's The X Factor UK Journey has come to an end


The Dual-Voice Singer was Initially Given a Seat on The Six Chair Challenge but was Eventually Let Go

Dual-voice singer Sephy Francisco was eliminated from the six chair challenge of the reality singing competition ending her X Factor UK journey.

The fifth week of the reality singing competition just showcased how difficult it is for both the contestants and the judges. Now on the six chair challenge round, contestants in every category are narrowed down to six acts to move forward to the next round. It started with the Girls category under the mentoring of judge Simon Cowell.

The music of Queen lives on! “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” in PH Cinemas on October 31


Sing-along and stomp to the beat of Queen’s iconic songs such as “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” when the highly-anticipated movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” finally opens in Philippine cinemas on October 31.

BLIMS Mattress Sale until Oct. 31 - Up to 50% off!!


Make everyday rest day with the BLIMS MATTRESS SALE!  Enjoy many restful nights when you purchase any of our featured mattresses at the BLIMS Mattress Sale this Oct. 1 - 31

Get many amazing deals:
• Up to 50% off on selected items
• 6 months installment with 0% interest all major credit cards
• FREE DELIVERY* WITH MINIMUM PURCHASE
OF P20,000 ON FEATURED MATTRESSES

Filipina Singer Maria Laroco locks in a seat on The Six Chair Round of The X Factor UK


It was like an X Factor UK version of musical chairs before Judge Simon Cowell identified his final six for the girls category on the fifth week of the reality singing competition.

The X Factor UK is now on the six chair challenge round where contestants are narrowed down to six acts for every category to move forward on the competition. This round started with the Girls category under the mentoring of judge Simon Cowell.

The 15 girls who passed the judges deliberation were called one by one to perform again for Simon to decide who gets a chair.

58 years of empowering Filipinos with continuous financial innovations


Through almost six decades of providing quality financial products and excellent client services, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has established its position as a trusted partner in the growth and success of Filipinos and its various business partners.

Today, the bank continues to strengthen its presence in the community, especially among the unbanked market, by developing accessible financial services to assist them in day-to-day transactions. To make this vision happen, RCBC supports the countrywide goal of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to achieve financial inclusion.

Four Pocket-Good Reasons to Invest in Money Market Funds


Are you looking for an investment outlet that could give you higher returns and liquidity at the same time? A Money Market Fund is among the investment options to consider to help you build your savings or grow your nest egg for your future needs. Money Market Funds are pooled funds, allowing investors like you to invest in a diverse and short term debt instruments.

Philippine Savings Bank, through its Good to Know! campaign, shares reasons why you should consider allocating a share of your savings to PSBank Money Market Fund.   

Rich Franklin's One Warrior Series to hold live event on 11 October in Singapore


FANS AROUND THE WORLD CAN CATCH THE ACTION LIVE ON ONE SUPER APP AND ON ABEMATV

Rich Franklin's ONE Warrior Series, a subsidiary of  ONE Championship™ (ONE), the largest global sports media property in Asian history, has just announced its next event, taking place in Singapore on 11 October. The wildly popular travel series talent search program featuring multiple-time world champion and mixed martial arts legend Rich “Ace” Franklin is currently airing its second season.

The live spectacle will feature various athletes and prospects who participated during the show and who will compete in professional bouts for a chance to win a $100,000++ USD ONE Championship contract. A series of compelling contests await, as fans will be treated to an evening of pure martial arts action.

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