Friday, March 31, 2017

Moto: Graduation Gift Guide

To the style-savvy whose OOTD has always been on point every single school day, the Moto M would be the best gift this graduation. Moto M fuses power and metallic glory with its blazing-fast Helio P15 Octa-core processor 2.2 GHz and up to 4GB of RAM, elegant fine metal design and a gorgeous 5.5” Full HD display. The Moto M retails at P14,999.

Smurfette Joined By New Female Characters In “Smurfs: The Lost Village”

In Sony Pictures Animation‘s “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” Smurfette has lived in Smurf Village her entire life… the same 99 boys every day. But now, she and her best friends are about to go where no Smurf has gone before… through the Forbidden Forest to try to find the Lost Village and they find the biggest mystery in Smurf history. It’s going to be the adventure of her life.

“I loved playing Smurfette,” says Demi Lovato, who brings the character to life. “She’s kind and compassionate and really takes care of her fellow Smurfs. But she’s also really brave – she’s adventurous and when she wants something, she goes and gets it. She doesn’t take ‘no’ from anybody, especially Papa Smurf. She’s a strong, independent lady Smurf.”

“She’s a one-of-a-kind sort of girl – literally, the only girl in Smurfs Village,” Lovato continues. “She has a really beautiful heart and she’s working really hard to figure out who she is.”

After surviving the Forbidden Forest, Team Smurf are suddenly set upon by strange masked creatures carrying spears. They’re trapped! But that’s when they realize they have found the Lost Village (which is actually a village hidden in the treetops called Smurfy Grove). And not just that – there are new Smurfs!

Easter weekend family movie “THE BOSS BABY” opens April 15

From the studio that brought you Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar, comes DreamWorks Animation’s “The Boss Baby,” a hilarious family comedy about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator -- a wildly imaginative 7-year old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby arrives to Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit, carrying a brief case and speaking with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin. The sibling rivalry between the two brothers is reluctantly cast aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret undercover mission, and only he can help.  An outrageous adventure ensues as the pint-sized partners prepare to thwart a dastardly plot involving an epic battle between puppies and babies.

Final Epic War between man & ape in trailer 2 reveal of “WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES”

The tension between man and ape has reached its peak leading to “War for the Planet of the Apes” as revealed in its second trailer.  The latest trailer reveals an armada from both sides of the war in a series of intense, explosive confrontations between man and ape on who truly is the rightful heir of the planet.

Megabrands: First Quarter Summer Storm Sale

Metro Creative Themes Inc (MCTI) will storm the halls of Megatrade, SM Megamall and hold the Megabrands Summer Storm Sale on March 31 – April 2, 2017 from 10am-9pm. 

The said activity is the first leg of the four (4) series of the sale events slated in Megatrade Hall this year.

Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% discounts from participating brands like Reebok, Hush Puppies & Sebago, Levis & Dockers, Caselogic, Philips, Targus and many more.  Customers will also enjoy great finds on great selections of shoes, bags, accessories, men’s and ladies fashion, and personal care just in time for the summer vacation.

RCBC Bankard, the bank partner of MCTI for this event, offers its credit cardholders with 0% interest for up to 12 months.  Special giveaways and freebies will also be given for those who will sign up for the credit card during the event.

The event is free admission to the public and all major credit cards are accepted.

This event is organized by Metro Creative Themes Inc. in partnership with RCBC Bankard: Making Your Life Better!, Sun Cellular and World Vision Philippines.

Special thanks to our media partners:, OutofTownBlog, Manila Life and Ask by Flow Galindez.

For more information about the event, call Metro Creative Themes Inc. at 239-3807 or 399-2935.

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Caren Lissner's chick-lit hit “CARRIE PILBY” adapted to movie

Carrie Pilby (Bel Powley) is a 19-year old genius, a year out of Harvard, four years ahead of her peers, living in New York City. Burdened with an overactive moral compass and self-consciously aware of her uncommon intellect, in a city full of people she considers oversexed, deceitful hypocrites, Carrie finds herself isolated, friendless, dateless and unemployed.

Dakota Fanning turns revolutionary in Ayala Malls cinemas' exclusive “AMERICAN PASTORAL”

Hailed as one of the finest actors of their generations, Ewan McGregor and Dakota Fanning star in an affecting story of a family in the midst of a post-war era in “American Pastoral.”  

adidas Originals Launches “Original Is Never Finished” Music Videos With Remixed Soundtracks Of The Song “My Way” by Snoop Dogg, Desiigner and MadeinTYO

Snoop Dogg, Desiigner and MadeinTYO remix the iconic song “My Way” by Frank Sinatra for adidas Originals in “Original Is Never Finished” music videos 

adidas Originals collaborates with music visionaries Snoop Dogg, Desiigner and MadeinTYO to release remixed tracks of the iconic song “My Way” by Frank Sinatra in two new music videos on music’s biggest night. As a spinoff to the brand’s recent campaign film “Original Is Never Finished”, adidas Originals continues to push the boundaries of creativity by reimagining their very own work with three musical artists. On the launch of the two new videos, the brand turned to Twitter for a takeover teasing both the songs and videos, which officially led up to the final reveal on the social platform. Reaffirming the notion original is never finished, adidas Originals continues to turn to its creators, inspiring them to redefine the meaning of originality.

Rob Lisita determined to break losing spell in upcoming bout

If there is a perfect way to describe Rob “Warrior of God” Lisita as a mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor, he is the true epitome of a gallant warrior inside the cage.

The 34-year-old native of Campbelltown, Australia is known as a relentless offensive force, armed with powerful striking combinations with the intent of scoring highlight-reel finishes.

Lisita is 14-9 as a professional mixed martial artist and has proven to be a fixture in big fights owing to his fan-friendly style.

Seven Amazing Reasons to Travel Solo

Solo travel may sound daunting but it’s really easier than people think. It can be a highly rewarding experience and an opportunity to grow as a person. Here are seven important lessons that people can learn while traveling solo:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

“500 DAYS OF SUMMER” director Marc Webb's latest charmer “GIFTED”

From the director of the surprise hit “500 Days of Summer,” Marc Webb helms his latest endearing story “Gifted” - starring the world’s beloved captain Chris Evans along with the über-talented Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and rising young star Grace McKenna.   

Love always wins in Dreamworks Animation's highly-imaginative “THE BOSS BABY”

DreamWorks Animation’s latest and 34th movie, “The Boss Baby” is inspired by the best-selling book of the same title by Marla Frazee - the film tags us along on a young boy’s colourful adventures as he discovers that his new baby brother is not what he seems. 

Directed by Dreamworks veteran Tom McGrath (“Megamind,” “Madagascar”), “The Boss Baby” is a family comedy featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel and Miles Bakshi.  Exploring the wonders of a child’s imagination and celebrating the precious bond that can form between siblings in a family, “The Boss Baby” (Baldwin) and his older brother Tim (Bakshi) discover that love isn’t finite after all.     

Ewan McGregor's directorial debut “AMERICAN PASTORAL” exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas

Two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor stars and debuts as a director in the deeply affecting father-daughter story “American Pastoral” based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Philip Roth that chronicles the profound changes in the last half-century of American life. The adaptation focuses in on the Swede’s search for his daughter and the resonant themes of uncertainty, shifting fates, family and loss, that took the filmmakers nearly thirteen years to bring to the screen.

Danny Kingad prepares for Muhammad Aiman’s best version at flyweight

A true warrior from the mountains of the Cordilleras and one of the top prospects to come out of Baguio City, Danny Kingad aims to cement his stature as one of the highly-regarded flyweights in Asian mixed martial arts (MMA) today.

The 21-year-old Igorot warrior holds an unblemished professional record of 4-0, with one knockout victory and one submission triumph.

Monday, March 27, 2017 to hold it's 1st International Travel Expo

IN TIME for the beginning of summer season in the Philippines, “ASIATRAVEL.COM EXPO 2017” is bringing over sale packages for up to 75% off on international and domestic travel bookings. 

The 3-day travel expo, which will be held at the Century City Mall, Makati from March 31-April 2, aims to draw almost 10,000 travel buffs from various market profiles to avail the best deals that can offer. 

LG G6: Meet The Future Of Mobile

Over the past couple of years, smartphones have truly taken over the world and shaped modern culture through allowing for constant and immediate access to a world of information and entertainment. Smartphones come in all shapes, sizes, and materials with something for every kind of users, each with a specific set of tech and lifestyle needs.
However, the smartphone market has become increasingly crowded, but users’ expectations and demands are far from being satisfied. The pressure is on for smartphone manufacturers to deliver not only cutting-edge technology, but also plenty of opportunities for creativity, connectivity, and meaningful experiences.

Jollibee Opens Its Doors To Kid Managers This Summer

This summer, Jollibee is letting kids take on the lead and experience one-of-a-kind fun learning with the Mini Managers Camp, now on its second year.
Exclusive to Jollibee Kids Club members, the six-day camp is designed to build the values of responsibility, creativity, and teamwork in kids ages 4 to 12 years old.Fun activities are set to get these leaders-in-training excited to try on their very own Jollibee store manager’s uniform and busy themselves with making friends,storytelling, arts and crafts,and Jollibee core values exercises.

Smart To Roll Out Php1-Per-Minute Calls To All Networks

Smart subscribers will soon have more reasons to stay in touch with friends and loved ones as the mobile leader is set to roll out Smart Express Call 50, which offers calls to any network for as low as Php1 per minute.
Smart Express Call 50 will provide subscribers with 50 minutes of all-net calls, valid for 3 days, essentially bringing down the cost of calling your family and friends on any network to only Php1 per minute. Smart subscribers will be able to enjoy Smart Express Call 50 as an add-on to top Smart Prepaid offers, boosting Smart’s already feature-packed data, call, and text promos.

NGO Launches Fun Run To Promote Local Crafts

The Community Crafts Association of the Philippines, Inc. (CCAP) is proud to announce its first advocacy run, aptly dubbed: TaKKKbo 2017 (Kalikasan, Kababaihan, Kabuhayan), in support to CCAP’s core thrusts: environmental protection, women empowerment and economic justice.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Watsons vs. Leading Brands: Find Out The Difference!

Five years ago, the country’s economy was going through unstable times. Consumers were faced with tightening budgets, forced to choose where they would spend and where they would cut down. Watsons wanted help. So in 2012, they launched the “Switch & Save” campaign, an educational effort that showed smart shoppers how to save on their personal care essentials in order to afford more of the things they really wanted. All they had to do was shift from the leading brand to the Watsons brand.

Kristen Bell, The Ex-Wife You’d Love To Hate In “CHIPS”

Frozen and Bad Moms star Kristen Bell dives into the role of Karen, the undeserving object of rookie cop Jon Baker’s (Dax Shepard) self-improvement efforts, in Warner Bros. Pictures‘ new action-comedy “CHIPS.”

In the film, Jon Baker is still reeling from the breakup of his marriage. Karen is a trophy from his heyday as a pro motorbiker that he can’t let go. He’s convinced he can get her back once he gets out of his slump, so he continues to live in the tiny guest room behind the luxury home they once shared, and that Karen still occupies, just to remain close. And, in spite of her total lack of interest, Shepard offers, “he continues to attend couples therapy. Alone.”

For Jake Gyllenhaal, Searching For “Life” On Mars May Be Going Too Far

In Columbia Pictures’ terrifying thriller, “Life,” Oscar-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal stars as astronaut David Jordan who has the distance and remove of a man who has spent over 473 days on the International Space Station.

No one knows this home better than he does. The new crew members joining him are there using his home in space as a base for their game-changing mission.

Summer Sizzles With Robinsons Department Store’s Chasing The Sun Promo

The rising temperatures experienced throughout the country the past few days can only mean one thing summer is here! And just as the season changes, a fashionista’s wardrobe needs an upgrade as well.

Robinsons Department Store is here to help fashion-forward Filipinos enjoy the best adventures that summer has to offer by bringing the best brands together under one roof from swimsuits and casual summer wear, to skincare essentials.

To bring never-ending fun under the sun, Robinsons Department Store has partnered with top fashion and skincare brands for Chasing the Sun, its latest promo where consumers can win one of the 10 Go Pro Hero 5 Black 4K Ultra HD cameras up for grabs.

The Largest Property Expo In The Philippines To Launch On May 27, 2017

The 4th Philippine Property Expo, the country’s largest real estate expo will launch on May 27, 2017 and will run for 2 days at the Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila.

Philippine Property Expo is the perfect place for interested home buyers and real estate investors to find the best deals on top property developments, as well as real estate home supplies.

Hit Reality Show “The Amazing Race” Returns For Season 29 On AXN

Get ready for a race unlike any before when the worldwide hit reality television show, The Amazing Race, returns for its 29th edition on AXN.

Unlike in previous seasons, this season offers a fresh, new format in response to the clamor of The Amazing Race fans for years. When the race begins on March 31, all 22 contestants are complete strangers who meet for the first time on the starting line.

Honorio Banario Says Renewed Confidence Is Biggest Difference

Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario dropped five straight losses following his title-clinching performance over compatriot Eric Kelly in 2013, but has recently turned a new leaf, impressively winning three straight over top flight opponents. A renewed wave of confidence he says is what made a world of difference.

On Friday, 21 April, Banario (11-6) will return to action against tough and durable Australian foe “Ruthless” Rob Lisita (14-9) in a three-round lightweight bout that is being considered an early candidate for Fight of the Night honors.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Main Poster Up For Teen Romance “Everything, Everything”

The main one-sheet art of Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures new romantic drama “Everything, Everything” has just been unveiled online and may be seen below.

Directed by Stella Meghie and based on the bestselling book of the same name by Nicola Yoon, “Everything, Everything” stars Amandla Stenberg (Rue inThe Hunger Games) as Maddy and Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) as Olly. The film also stars Ana de la Reguera (Sun Belt Express) and Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls).

“The Dark Tower” Teaser Poster Leads You To Other Worlds

“There are other worlds than these,” proclaims the tagline of the teaser poster of “The Dark Tower,” based on Stephen King‘s most ambitious and expansive story. The long-awaited big screen adaptation stars Idris Elba as Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as Walter Padick.
Check out the newly-released poster below and watch “The Dark Tower” in Philippine cinemas soon.

In the film, Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young 11-year-old adventure seeker who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World. Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to Mid-World where he encounters the lone frontiersman knight Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who is on a quest to reach the ‘Dark Tower’ that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save Mid-World from extinction. But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer named Walter Padick (Matthew McConaughey) hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete.

“The Dark Tower” is directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), with a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel, based on King’s novels. Producers on the film are Akiva Goldsman, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and Erica Huggins.

“The Dark Tower” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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Konnichi-WOW: Win A Free Trip To Japan With!

In celebration of their 4th year anniversary,, the leading local hotel booking website in Philippines, is giving three (3) lucky travelers a chance to fly to Japan for free!

Interested travelers can join the promo simply by making a hotel or resort booking through from March 11 to May 31, 2017. Both check-in and check-out dates should be within the promo period in order to be qualified for the promo and get a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip for two to the Land of the Rising Sun.

FLASH SALE: Get 10% off Lazada with this exclusive PayMaya code

Lazada has an exclusive treat for PayMaya users to celebrate their 5th Anniversary! Get 10% off with a minimum purchase of P1,000, maximum discount of P150, when you shop from March 21-24 using the promo code: PAYMAYABDAY.
Promo rules:
  • The promo is open to all PayMaya users.
  • PayMaya account holders will get a 10% discount, with a minimum spend of P1,000 from Lazada. Maximum discount is Php 150.
  • Lazada’s Birthday Surprise Sale is only until today, March 23, but the PayMaya promo code will be valid until Friday, March 24.
  • The PAYMAYABDAY code can only be used once per registered customer.
  • The discount is applicable to all products, including new arrivals and sale items, except those marked “Voucher Not Applicable to This Item”. It can be used for purchases via or the Lazada Mobile App. 
  • The PAYMAYABDAY code is subject to Lazada Voucher Terms and Conditions. 
  • For inquiries or promo concerns, drop a message at
  • To use the promo code, simply shop at Lazada through their website or app. In the payment page, click “Do you have a voucher? Apply” and enter PAYMAYABDAY.
Happy 5th Anniversary, Lazada! Join the party and get that item you’ve been eyeing to slash 10% at check out.

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Cutting-edge medical drama Pure Genius available now, only on iflix

iflix, Southeast Asia's leading Internet TV service, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, is thrilled to premiere the gripping new medical drama series, Pure Genius. Starting today, all thirteen episodes of the intriguing first season will be available to stream or download for the first time in the Philippines, only on iflix. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

PSBank Bags Two Silver Anvil Awards

Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank), the thrift bank arm of the Metrobank Group, won two Silver Anvil Awards at the recently concluded 52nd Anvil Awards at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.
The first Silver Anvil Award received by the Bank was for its 2015 Annual Report titled Engaging Our Customers, which showcased PSBank’s customer-centric culture how it has delivered a positive customer experience by being highly responsive and making banking an effortless experience for its clients.

Create Your Own Epic Experiences With Visa

Visa cardholders can now create their own unforgettable experiences as the global payments firm launches Epic Experiences by Visa, an ever-expanding universe of exclusive privileges for Visa cardholders.
In its fourth year, Visa’s homegrown privilege platform is broadening its offerings beyond dining to cater to the different interests of cardholders. Over 80 dining, retail and travel partners nationwide have been added to the list of partner merchants this year. Simply present your Visa card at partner establishments to experience Visa’s signature VIP treatment and exclusive offers. Through this program, Visa gives its members the power to tailor-make their own lifestyle experiences: you can try out the most popular restaurants, keep up with the latest trends, and travel to exclusive vacation spots around the country.

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Sets Box Office Records Globally

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” charms its way to the hearts of audiences in Southeast Asia, taking in a remarkable cumulative box office of USD$14.9 million across the region on its’ opening weekend. The live-action adaptation of the beloved classic tale opened to the number one position at the box office charts globally.

In the Philippines, the film opened in cinemas on 16th March, and lands itself as the biggest opening weekend of 2017, garnering a cumulative box office of USD$6.3 million locally.

Kevin Belingon has a business to settle with Finnish standout Toni Tauru

Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon is a man on a mission as the Filipino homegrown talent seeks to avenge the loss of teammate Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio to Finnish standout Toni “Dynamite” Tauru.

Eustaquio and Tauru crossed paths at ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION last December, with the latter easily earning his first victory inside the ONE Championship cage at the expense of the Team Lakay striking specialist.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Narnia's William Moseley all grown up in latest movie “CARRIE PILBY”

William Moseley, widely known to be the older son (Peter) in the highly-successful “Chronicles of Narnia” is all grown-up in his latest romantic comedy movie “Carrie Pilby.”

Shinya Aoki to face Garry Tonon in grappling super-match this May in Singapore

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced a blockbuster Grappling Super-Match between former ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki and IBJJF World and Pan American Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Garry Tonon.  The matchup will be held at ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES set for 26 May at the Sinagpore Indoor Stadium. The spectacular fight card is headlined by an exciting main event bout between ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee and top challenger Istela Nunes.

Ticket information for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES is available at

Monday, March 20, 2017

Survivor stories in “WE CALL HER YOLANDA” - Special screenings on March 25 and 26

 Stories of hope from real survivors of the fiercest and most devastating typhoon that ever hit the Philippines are featured in the highly-inspiring movie “We Call Her Yolanda.  The movie will have limited special screenings on March 25 (Saturday) at Greenbelt3 cinema1 at 10:00am and on March 26 (Sunday) at Powerplant cinema 1 at 8:00pm.  Proceeds of the screenings are for the benefit of RAM Philippines (Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps) for their current and future medical missions.

A Girl Hero Rises In New “Transformers: The Last Knight” Preview

Meet the young heroine, Izzy (Isabela Moner) in this special new preview of “Transformers: The Last Knight,” which Paramount Pictures has just released.

Watch “Transformers: The Last Knight” in Philippine cinemas starting June 21, 2017.

NBA Legend Glen Rice And LA Tenorio Stage NBA Cares-Globe Telecom Basketball Clinic For Underprivileged Kids

NBA Champion Glen Rice and two-time Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) most valuable player LA Tenorio staged yesterday (March 17) a two-hour NBA Cares-Globe Telecom sports clinic for underprivileged youth as part of the first-ever NBA Filipino Heritage Week from March 13-19, 2017.

Rice and Tenorio taught 40 children from Globe partner communities and Globe employee volunteers basic basketball skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting to hone the talents of the aspiring basketball players. Both Globe and NBA Cares, the league’s global social responsibility program, share the mission of inspiring play and teaching the values of basketball as a way to address important social issues.


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