Wednesday, February 28, 2018

adidas Originals Showcases That Creators Are #NEVERFINISHED

On February 24, Creators who have constantly broken the loop of complacency in art, music, fashion, and sports came together for adidas Originals’ NEVERFINISHED Showcase. Like the adidas SS18 Brand Film that was released globally on January 25, the showcased SS18 collection proves that creativity is in a constant state of evolution.

Open Your World To New Experiences with Special Rates From Emirates

Emirates is inviting customers to go on an adventure and open their world to something new as the airline is offering special rates for flights from Manila, Cebu, and Clark, to destinations in Europe, the US, Africa, and the UAE from February 26 to March 07, 2018.
Book your flight online from February 26 to March 07 and enjoy rates for as low as $629 for Economy Class and $2149 for Business Class. Experience the rich history of the Western world through flights to France, Rome, Spain, Portugal, the UK, and the US. For adventure-seekers, the dynamic culture and golden scenery of Africa await. If you’re aiming for a wonderful experience that will last a lifetime, then Dubai is the place to be.
Travel period for Business Class is from March 05 to November 30, 2018, while travel period for Economy Class is from March 01 to November 30, 2018.

Smart opens pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Smart has made the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ available for pre-order at Smart Stores nationwide and via the Smart Online Store. Apply now and be among the first to get hold of the Korean tech giant’s latest flagship devices when they officially launch in the Philippines on March 16, 2018.
Available with Smart’s new GigaX Plans, the Samsung Galaxy S9 (64GB) can be yours at P2,499.00 per month, while the Samsung Galaxy S9+(128GB) can be yours at P2,899.00 per month, under a 24-month contract. Under these GigaX Plans, both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ come with 5GB open access data, 10GB data for video streaming, unlimited texts to all networks, and 60 minutes of calls to all networks every month for 24 months.

SKY Launches New Sports, Lifestyle, and News Channels

SKY subscribers now have new reasons to stay glued on TV as it adds new channels across the sports, news, and lifestyle genres to its line-up including LIGA, Fight Sports HD, EDGEsport HD, TLC HD, and Euronews.

Select SKYcable and SKYdirect subscribers will get access to three new sports channels including Liga, which airs the ASEAN Basketball League, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, among others.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Smart LTE Sets The Pace, PH Mobile Data Speeds Up – OpenSignal

Mobile data speeds across the country continued to improve as the LTE service of PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications (Smart) set the pace nationwide in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a survey of the wireless coverage research firm OpenSignal.
The OpenSignal survey, which measured the performance of operators in major Asian markets, showed that the average Smart LTE download speed across the Philippines was 12.7 Mbps, up 38.5% from the same period a year ago, and well ahead of its competitor’s 7.5 Mbps.

Get The 4G LTE Starmobile FeatureSmart EVO 1 From The Smart Online Store

Starmobile FeatureSmart EVO 1, the SMARTest featurephone in the Philippines, is officially on sale at the Smart Online Store for only P1,888.00. Created to make Internet access and services accessible for every Filipino, the feature phone is the most affordable 4G LTE-capable phone in Smart’s roster.
The EVO 1 is equipped to handle super fast 4G LTE and is the only featurephone in the market that doubles as a portable WiFi hotspot. Share Smart’s fiber-powered connection with up to 5 other devices such as your laptop, tablet, and even your handheld game console.

Built for the Way We Communicate Today: SAMSUNG Galaxy S9 and S9+

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ fuel new discoveries with Super Slow-mo video, best-in-class low light camera and AR Emoji for a more personalized way to express yourself

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduces the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, the smartphones that reimagine the way we communicate, share and experience the world. Made for the way we increasingly communicate and express ourselves more with images, videos and emojis, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ drive innovation with Samsung’s most advanced camera ever. Redesigned with a new dual aperture lens that powers an innovative low light camera, Super Slow-mo video capabilities and personalized AR Emoji, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ ensure you never miss a moment and make your everyday epic.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ deliver an enhanced entertainment experience with powerful stereo speakers tuned by AKG, surround sound supported by Dolby Atmos and a refined edge-to-edge Infinity Display – a key staple in Samsung’s design heritage. In addition, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will come with the new SmartThings app, which unites Samsung’s existing IoT services into one single, smart experience.  

Britain’s Got Talent’s Calum Scott Kicks Off His Global Tour at The Shang

Britain’s Got Talent’s Calum Scott serenades with soulful music at the Shangri-La Plaza Manila.
Gather round for a little Sunday serenading as Calum Scott of Britain’s Got Talent treats mall guests at Shangri-La Plaza to his sweet and soulful music on March 4, Sunday, 6:00 PM at the Grand Atrium.

THIS JUST IN: #HANGINfection is here!

Did you know that germs can touch you, even if you don't touch them?

We all know that germs can be passed through person-to-person contact or touching dirty objects. What many of us don't know is that germs live in the air, too. If you believe that not touching anything or anyone can keep germs at bay, you better think again. 

What makes women swoon? Nico tells us...

Nico Bolzico dishes out insider tips and never heard of stories that make him one to watch out for

Nico Bolzico stands out from the crowd—quite literally sometimes. The tall, brawny Argentinian with wavy hair and a big smile has a vibrant personality that is enough to capture people’s attention. With his sense of humor, it comes to no surprise how he continues to win the hearts of netizens, making him an instant social media star.

We have known Nico for his funny posts coupled with witty hashtags and hilarious pranks he pulls on his wifezilla, Solenn Heussaff. You have surely seen the video where Solenn was about to dry her hair only to find powder blowing out stright onto her face. That was epic!

Pinay Interior Designer and Influencer Extraordinaire Cat Arambulo Joins The Apartment: Passion for Design as one of this Season’s New Judges

Premieres March 22, Thursday at 9pm 

The biggest design reality TV series in Asia, The Apartment: Passion for Design returns to Sony Channel with a sizzling local twist. The glamorous interior designer and media personality Cat Arambulo joins the judging panel this season together with three aspiring designers representing the Philippines. 

Premiering Thursday, March 22 at 9pm, The Apartment will raise the bar yet again by featuring 12 talented contestants from various backgrounds who will compete to become the next interior design superstar. The winner will walk away with the biggest prize in the series’ history, the deed to a luxurious UMLand apartment at D’Lagoon, located in Iskandar, Malaysia. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Vivo local endorsers KZ Tandingan, TJ Monterde wow fans in CDO

TJ Monterde and KZ Tandingan, in a rare occasion, held a concert together for their fans in CDO
Vivo local endorsers, singers, and real-life lovers KZ Tandingan and TJ Monterde on Saturday, February 17, charmed their fans at a post-Valentine’s Day show at Limketkai Atrium in Cagayan de Oro City. 

The concert, which also featured The X Factor alumni Jeric Medina, Chandreena, and Shameena Moorjani as well as CDO-based Visayan pop singer Winset Jacot, was made possible through the support of global smartphone brand Vivo. 

Monsanto PH Underscores Safety of Plant Operations

Monsanto Philippines underscored the safety of its plant operations during the recently conducted media briefing at their RIB (Refuge-In-a-Bag) Plant in Pulilan, Bulacan. For almost four years since its opening in 2014, the blending and packing facility has zero recordable injury or health issue incidence. 

Monsanto Pulilan Plant is the first RIB Plant in Asia and second in the world, spanning a total land area of 6,000 square meters. The first time Monsanto opened its doors to the members of the media was during its opening in 2004 with the purpose of sharing information on the safety of its plant operations as well as highlighting the benefits of agricultural biotechnology.

PSBank Advisory: System Upgrade

We are upgrading our deposit system from February 23 (Friday) 10PM to February 26 (Monday), 5AM, to enable us to serve you better.  

Please be guided by the following:

Customers of all PSBank branches will have  NO ACCESS  to their accounts through any of the following:
ALL ATMs (PSBank & Other Banks’)
PSBank Mobile
PSBank Online
BOB (Corporate Internet Banking)
POS (Point-of-Sale) services

Gas. Brake. Cook. Adidas and James Harden change direction with Harden Vol. 2

James Harden knows within seconds that his defender can’t guard him. Jab, dribble, hesi, cross, step-back, drill the three. Harden’s got his defender on skates before they can even react to his first move. A recipe few can master but for Harden it’s what makes him basketball’s most lethal creator.   

Designed to enhance No. 13’s skill for changing direction, adidas introduces Harden Vol. 2 with FORGEFIBER and full-length BOOST. The second volume in Harden’s signature line is uniquely constructed to elevate his deceptive footwork and amplify his ability to create space on-court.  

Tears, triumph, and promises fulfilled in AXA True Stories

AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance companies, further strengthens its commitment to empower people to live the life they choose with its latest brand campaign. Dubbed AXA True Stories, this latest engagement showcases stories from real customers, each one an inspiring story of triumph over adversity and of commitments fulfilled. 

Meet Nette Gemora. After her sister-in-law was diagnosed with cancer, Nette persuaded her husband to buy a health plan. “He told me, he’ll only agree to get one if I also got one for myself,” she stated. She spoke to her financial partner from AXA and took a Health Max plan for herself and her husband. “This was in December of 2015. Good thing, it was easy to buy then because I was able to pay using my credit card.”

It was three months afterwards when she had to face her life’s greatest challenge. Nette was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and needed immediate surgery and chemotherapy to manage the spread of the cancer cells. “It was a huge shock for us. My kids were really affected. My husband felt helpless. But I promised them I will give it a good fight.” 

Nette fought and won her bout with cancer. She received the full coverage of her health plan within a week of submitting her claims forms. Her agents, Darren and Joy, assisted her at every step of her claim and they have grown to become close friends.

Upon getting a clean bill of health from her doctor, Nette excitedly told her children to pack their bags as she planned a family trip to Singapore. Since then, she and her family have traveled to different places, and even the US for the Christmas holidays. Nette shared, “I am glad that I was able to overcome my sickness, I know that not many people can say the same. I am now looking forward to more trips with my family.”

Then there’s the story of Glen Hare, a young professional who’s not your typical millennial. Even with no outstanding health issues, she had the foresight to purchase an AXA Global Health Access plan for herself. A few months later, she noticed a swelling on her jaw, which subsequent tests revealed was a type of rare disease called ameloblastoma. Call it providential, but had the condition not been caught early, the infection would have spread to her brain. And because of her health plan from AXA, she was able to get the needed treatment immediately. Glen is now back to pursuing her passion in the visual arts and attending to her budding career.

“It was during our office Christmas party when I noticed my jaw was swelling,” revealed Glen. “I was so relieved that I had the health plan which covered all of my hospital expenses. I didn’t need to unnecessarily burden my parents with the costs. They didn’t need to worry.”

Today, Glen continues to pursue her passion in art and paints during her free time. “Painting helps me realize that all the little decisions I make help determine the big picture, and being healthy, being whole again, makes me feel complete.” 

These are but some of the true stories that bring to life AXA’s unwavering commitment to its customers of empowering them to live the life they choose. You, too, can chart your own life story with AXA by your side. For more information on AXA insurance products, visit today, and watch out for more customer stories in the coming months.

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One Championship announces partnership with telecommunications giant Telenor Myanmar

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™️ (ONE), has just announced a partnership with telecommunications giant, Telenor Myanmar. The partnership will commence at ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD, which is scheduled for 23 February at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium and will feature ONE Middleweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang who will take on Brazil’s Alexandre Machado for the vacant ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship. 

Aung La N Sang captures vacant One Light Heavyweight World Championship with knockout of Alexandre Machado

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), had another memorable and historic evening in Yangon as the capacity crowd at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium witnessed an amazing display of heart-pounding martial arts action. ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD featured a series of compelling bouts, punctuated by an unforgettable championship clash that left fans on the edge of their seats. In the main event, hometown hero “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang scored a quick knockout victory over Alexandre Machado to win the vacant ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship and the GoDaddy Knockout of the Night.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Get a system update to activate the Face ID Access in Vivo Y69

As one of the leading smartphones in the world, Vivo never stops innovating. It continues to add new features to its smartphone models even months after their release through the Vivo-exclusive Funtouch OS system.

One of Vivo’s noteworthy add-ons in the recent update is the Fingerprint Sensor in Y69, it has beefed up its security features with the latest Funtouch OS update. The Y69 is now equipped with the Face ID Access. 
You can now easily access your Vivo Y69 using the Face ID access

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Exploring wealth management opportunities with Citi market outlook 2018

The country’s leading global bank recently held its annual Chinese New Year market outlook, focusing on wealth management opportunities in both local and global perspectives. Centering on the theme, “Navigating a Maturing Bull Market”, Citi’s financial analysts along with senior resource speakers presented investment opportunities and risks; global earnings growth and inflation rates; and effects of the ongoing administrative and economic developments on the financial markets, among others. 

Psychological zombie thriller “THE CURED” opens February 28

In a post-zombie era fuming with rage and controlled by fear, “The Cured” takes us to a world where zombies and humans can co-exist, a world where zombies can be humans again. 

First screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the film stars Academy Award nominee Ellen Page (Juno) who plays Abbie in this psychological zombie-thriller that is sure to make you question how you think of zombies and the steps people in the society will take to reintegrate them into the normal.

Dive deep into the world of espionage and seduction in “RED SPARROW”

Time to meet brutally badass spies as Jennifer Lawrence brings to life the most fearless and most astute heroine on the big screen in the latest adult spy thriller “Red Sparrow”.  In the movie, Lawrence takes on the role of prima ballerina Dominika Egorova turned Russian spy and forced into the world of deception and seduction in order to survive.

Make Heads Turn With Auto-Gard!

Put your best foot forward—on the pedal. Make a lasting impression with your car without spending the big bucks! Your car is like your home. Whether it’s brand new or older, you’ll always want to make sure it’s well taken care of: working, looking, and smelling at its very best! Take a ride into the bustling Metro Manila streets and beyond with your great-looking car cleaned, protected, and brilliantly finished with Auto-Gard premium car care products.

Auto-Gard is your perfect partner when it comes to your car, and your family will love you more for it! Show off its sleek, shiny surface—from bumper to rear—that’s guaranteed to make heads turn any time of the day, and throughout the night. 

NPC calls for data privacy compliance in the consumer finance sector at DPO15

(About a hundred Data Protection Officers and their representatives joined the NPC’s DPO15 Assembly for the consumer finance sector, held earlier today at the Philippine International Convention Center, Manila.)

The consumer finance services are seeing a steady growth in demand particularly from the small-to-medium scale enterprises in the Philippines, owing to robust business climate and increasing consumer spending. Thus, there is a need for businesses involved in personal, and credit loan services to safeguard their customers’ trust by ensuring that personal information remains secure against data theft. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Vivo Prides Itself for Innovations in Stonewall Security Features

A lot of modern smartphones are adopting biometric security features in an effort to gather more users and patrons to support their brand. Vivo is no different and has pushed the envelope when it comes to innovation. 

Just recently at the Consumer Electronics Show or CES 2018, dubbed as the global stage for innovation, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Vivo took the spotlight as it introduced the world-first under-display fingerprint scanner in its smartphone. This ultra-modern technology simply registers a user’s uniquely patterned epidermis, and just like in futuristic movies, the screen would weave a pattern of blue light and the phone is instantly accessed. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

What does Darren and Sassa love about their Vivo V7+

The Voice Kids Philippines alumni Darren Espanto and Sassa Dagdag are just starting. Even with albums and rewards under their names, these young singers’ careers have nowhere to go but upward. Darren, who finished second at the Voice Kids PH inaugural season, has two albums and a multitude of awards under her belt while Sassa, finalist of the show’s 2nd season, just recently launched her debut album and is enjoying a string of gigs and live performances. Darren and Sassa are also proud members of the Vivo Family, a roster of the top smartphone brand’s influencers. Both were introduced as part of the Vivo Family September last year.

Bruce Willis takes crime fighting to the extreme in “DEATH WISH”

Action icon Bruce Willis becomes mortal grim reaper in “Death Wish” as character’s his life is shattered when his wife was killed and left his daughter in a coma during a robbery attempt in their home. 

In “Death Wish”, Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) has it all: A beautiful family, a lovely home and an exciting and meaningful career as a surgeon in the emergency room of a bustling hospital. But when Kersey’s wife Lucy (Elisabeth Shue) is killed during a robbery attempt at their home and his daughter Jordan (Camila Morrone) is left in a coma after fighting back against the three attackers, he enters a world he never planned for. Emotionally shut down, Kersey leans on his brother Frank (Vincent D’Onofrio) for help, and on Detectives Raines and Jackson (Dean Norris and Kimberly Elise) for any updates on the arrests of the men who did this to his family.

Enrique Gil Adds More Color To His Life Using SAMSUNG Galaxy J2 Pro

Through the years, Samsung has proven to be one of the country’s most trusted smartphone brands. As it continues to harvest some of the Philippines’ top personalities to represent a Samsung phone that perfectly matches their individual personas, a new name is set to appear as the tech giant introduces yet another addition to its J-Series lineup in the form of the all new Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro.

After just a decade in showbiz, Enrique Gil has become one of the biggest names in the country. The 25-year-old has top-billed a lot of successful shows and movies, from Dolce Amore to last year’s blockbuster My Ex and Whys. Now, the actor is set to have another jam-packed year ahead of him as he becomes Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation’s newest face for the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro.

Motorola Expands Retail Footprint In Visayas and Mindanao; Shares 2018 Plans

Since its launch in 2016, Motorola Philippines has gone full throttle in making the Motorola experience more accessible to Filipinos nationwide. To support this vision, Motorola is further strengthening its presence in Visayas and Mindanao with new retail kiosks in Cebu and Davao.

Samsung Unveils All-New Cordless Vacuum POWERstick PRO

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced the release of the all-new cordless vacuum cleaner, the POWERstick PRO™ at the 2018 Samsung Southeast Asia & Oceania Forum. The POWERstick PRO™ boasts the industry-leading suction power, resolving challenges consumers experience as they vacuum their homes.

Strong Suction Power Paired with Brand New Brush and Battery

Powered by Samsung’s Digital Inverter Motor which spins faster than a tornado, the POWERstick PRO™ is built for high performance. With 150W of power, it has the industry-leading suction power, providing thorough cleaning efficiency on all floor types. The POWERstick PRO™ comes with the Turbo Action Brush, which boasts exceptional versatility in efficiently cleaning dust up from various floor types. The rotating brush bar adds more suction power, enabling it to powerfully pick up pet hairs and dust on the carpet.

POWERstick PRO™ also holds a powerful charge, running on a battery pack that offers up to 40 minutes of battery life. The pack is designed to retain 80% of its original capacity for up to 500 full charge and discharge cycles, with no decrease in the battery power for five years. It can also be quickly swapped for a replacement when needed.

Ergonomic Design for User Convenience

The POWERstick PRO™ takes the cleaning experience to the next level by maximising aesthetic appeal and convenience. The patented ergonomic Flex Handle folds up to 50° with a click of a button, letting users reach under low furniture with ease. The ergonomics of the handle have also been cleverly aligned, so it is light and minimises strain on wrists, muscles and back.

Samsung POWERstick PRO™

The POWERstick PRO™ further amplifies convenience with hassle-free maintenance and strong hygienic features. The EZClean Dustbin empties with one quick pull of the lever so contents can be disposed with minimal effort, and the entire dustbin structure can be detached and washed with water. The EZClean Brush also detaches easily. As it is pulled out from the base, it uses friction to dislodge dust and even hair tangles without getting hands dirty. The POWERstick PRO™ also boasts Hygienic HEPA Filtration to ensure that up to 99.9% of the dust collected stays in the canister, ensuring cleaner air. The advanced filtration system of POWERstick PRO™ received the highest level of certification from SLG, an independent testing institute, as well as from the British Allergy Foundation, for its ability to trap fine dust and other harmful particles such as household mites, pollen, and mold spores.

Additional Tools for the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

Lastly, the POWERstick PRO™ completes the ultimate cleaning solution with five additional tools. The motor driven Soft Action Brush effectively swipes even the finest dust on the hard floor and the Mini Motorised Tool allows users to clean the dust and allergens on bed sheets, mattresses and fabric furniture effectively and hygienically. The Extension Crevice Tool removes dirt from deep crevices in sofas and high areas like ceiling corners with ease. The Combination Tool enable users to pick up dirt on a wide range of surfaces, from table tops to window frames, and the Flexible Tool bends at an angle to pick up dust in hard-to-reach places like the top of the refrigerator.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

PSBank Flexi Personal Loan application is now online!

Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) makes applying for a personal loan easy and convenient with its PSBank Online Loan Application for Flexi Personal Loan (POLA-Flexi).

The POLA-Flexi, which can be accessed via the PSBank website (, will enable customers to submit their application for a personal loan online at their convenience using a PC or mobile device and receive a credit decision via SMS in just three days. 

Doug Jones takes on the shape of sexy male amphibian in award-winning “THE SHAPE OF WATER”

Doug Jones has made a career out of playing monsters, ghouls and creatures of myth. The former contortionist is a legend in sci-fi, fantasy and horror circles for his unique ability to morph into roles as diverse as the Thin Clown in “Batman Returns,” Joey in “Men in Black 2” and the Silver Surfer in “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” He recently played a series regular on “Star Trek: Discovery,” as the alien being Lt. Saru. 

Jennifer Lawrence in hotly-anticapated R-Rated spy movie “RED SPARROW”

Jennifer Lawrence gives the spy genre a whole new spin as she stars in her most badass, highly-sensual and R-rated movie “Red Sparrow” that will open February 28 in cinemas (rated R-16 in PH).

“THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” is a must-see film before this year's Academy Awards - Now in Select Cinemas in the Philippines

A last stand erupts in director Martin McDonagh’s trip into small town America in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” as a mother is pushed to the edge by her daughter’s unsolved murder.  The film is the third from Martin McDonagh, the Irish playwright, screenwriter and director known for the hit thriller “In Bruges,” with its Oscar® nominated and BAFTA winning Screenplay, and the crime comedy “Seven Psychopaths.” 

Pepero Tours The Metro For Their Indulgent Pepero Almond Chocolate Biscuits

Lotte Confectionery Pilipinas Corp. takes pride in its premium offering: the Pepero Almond Chocolate biscuits.
Delightfully baked biscuits coated with high quality almonds from California, Pepero Almond Chocolate only uses chocolate beans from Ghana in the Ivory Coast. An irresistible treat amongst the chocolate lovers, a serving of Pepero Almond Chocolate—biscuits covered in premium chocolate and hiqh-quality almonds—is an indulgence perfect for any moment.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sofia Reyes Teams Up with Jason Derulo and De La Ghetto on A Hot New Pop Banger “1, 2, 3”!

Latino sweetheart Sofia Reyes is starting 2018 strong! After releasing her debut album “Louder!” last year, she is teaming up with Jason Derulo and Latin sensation De La Ghetto on a hot new pop banger “1, 2, 3“!
The track is a mix of English and Spanish with playful lyrics featuring Sofia’s flirty vocals, topped with Jason Derulo’s signature smoothness and sick verse by De La Ghetto. It has a sexy & flirty Latin flair combined with pop beats. The music video releasing alongside the single features all three artists and it is as fun and colorful as the song!

KZ Tandingan Now A Regular Contender on China’s “Singer 2018”

Kapamilya singer KZ Tandingan will continue to showcase Filipino talent on China’s top-rating show “Singer 2018” as a regular contender, after placing third in the top four of the contestants’ overall rankings in her second episode as a challenger.
In her second episode that aired Friday night (February 16), KZ performed a medley of popular Mandarin love songs that included “The Pain Which You Don’t Know,” ” which put her in sixth place.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

“A Quiet Place” Raises Up The Terror In New Trailer

Those who have survived, live by one rule. Never make a sound. Watch the new trailer for Paramount Pictures‘ A Quiet Place starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.
In the modern horror thriller A Quiet Place, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.

Play Arena of Valor and Win An OPPO F5 This Long-Weekend

OPPO Philippines teamed up with Arena of Valor, the fastest growing 5v5 multiplayer online battle arena in the Philippines, for something exciting this long weekend. From February 16-18, 2018, Arena of Valor will be having a special Lunar Year offer by giving red packets for every 5v5 Grand Battle or Ranked game which contains in-game items and the rare OPPO F5 Red!

CinemaWorld Brings Foreign Language Movies To Win Your Heart This Valentine’s Week

Love speaks many languages in CinemaWorld’s Valentine’s week offering “Love Matters,” a mini festival of seven widely acclaimed romantic films from different parts of the world.
Catch one each night at 9 PM starting February 12 leading up to the Cinemaworld premiere of South Africa’s 2016 record breaking hit movie, “Forever.”
Man Of My Dreams (Germany) – February 12
In “Man of My Dreams,” sisters Lenni and Hannah Reiman (Hannah Herzsprung and Karoline Herfuth), their mother Margaux (Iris Berben), and their friend Vivienne (Palina Rojinski), find themselves in funny situations all for the chance to find true love and the man of their dreams.

Keds Releases Year of The Dog Sneaker

In celebration of the Year of the Dog, American shoe icon Keds has created a limited edition makeover to their popular Kickstart sneaker! Take a peek at this lunar new year release featuring a supple leather upper and luxurious gold detailing. This pair comes uniquely adorned with a removable (and super adorable) golden dog charm!

A closer look at this special update showcases premium gold eyelets and two sets of laces an extra pair of red flat laces in addition to the basic white. As if we don’t have enough reasons to get our feet into this pair, it’s also matched with an ultra comfy breathable Ortholite® insole.

City of Dreams Manila Welcomes The Chinese New Year With Fun and Festive Activities

City of Dreams Manila welcomes the Year of the Earth Dog with fun and festive activities at The Shops at the Boulevard and DreamPlay, the world’s first Dreamworks-inspired interactive place space.

Weekend Festivities at The Shops at the Boulevard
The Lunar New Year festival at The Shops at the Boulevard showcases palm reading and caricature drawing for guests on February 16 to 18,3-9 p.m, punctuated by three 5-minute Chinese cultural dance performances from 4:20-6 p.m. The God of Fortune will also be at the retail area and main gaming floor to spread gifts and good cheer.

Netizens Pick Batanes As The Next Cebu Pacific Destination

Batanes with its dramatic scenery, crashing waves and idyllic landscape is on most travelers’ bucket lists. It’s also the newest Cebu Pacific destination! 
Cebu Pacific will start flying between Manila and Basco, Batanes on March 25, 2018 just in time for the summer travel season.

Embrace The Abundance Of The Year Of The Dog With Feng Shui Master Joseph Chau

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila offers an amazing Chinese New Year season with a lineup of celebrations that will bring family togetherness and a wealth of splendor, featuring the internationally acclaimed geomancer, Joseph Chau Kam Shing.
Feng Shui master Joseph Chau Kam Shing is acknowledged as a primary figure in Chinese geomancy and is known for his mastery of the ancient Asian tradition. Mr. Chau has been practicing Feng Shui for over 35 years and constantly travelling to meet clients in Australia, Brunei, China, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Mauritius, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, UAE and USA.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Culinary Bucket List—Achieved!

Inside the kitchen of Chef Laudico Guevarra’s, aspiring chefs get their start on a lifetime of yummy possibilities 

What do celebrity chefs Ina Garten, Mario Batali, Claude Tayag, and Gaita Fores have in common? (Well, aside from their obvious success in the food and restaurant business.) All of them didn’t get their start in culinary school and are all self-taught savants and mavens in the kitchen. This only proves that, sometimes, you don’t necessarily need a degree from the finest, most expensive culinary school to make it in the food business. 

Chef Rolando Laudico, for one, albeit graduating from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA), believes that anyone with the burning passion, business savvy, endurance, and, most important, creativity has what it takes to take their humble dishes from their kitchen counters to the tables of their very own restaurant—if they work hard enough for it. 

In fact, the Philippines’ rock star chef and former host and judge of MasterChef Pinoy Edition, started his career in the food business washing dishes and chopping ingredients before saving enough money to get into the CIA in New York. “We all have to start somewhere,” says Chef Lau, as close friends in the industry like to call him. 

And from there, Chef Lau went from dreaming of starting his own restaurant to opening dining concepts that had made him, quite literally, a household name in the local culinary scene—Guevarra’s by Chef Laudico in San Juan and Chef Laudico OK Café in Pasig. 

5 tips for a sweeter Valentine’s season

Who said that the season of love is exclusive to romantic couples?

Let’s change the game this year. After all, we learned how to love at home with family and friends. This Valentine's Day, there's no better way to celebrate love than to give love to people close to our hearts and even to strangers.

Spread positive vibes in ways you’ve never tried before! Here are simple yet meaningful ideas to share the love just in time for the sweetest season!

Four Valentine’s Day Gifts To Celebrate Love The Unique Way

Valentine’s Day is yet another convenient excuse to splurge on gifts to show your significant other how much they are loved and cared for.
Apart from the usual flower bouquet-chocolate combo, these days of youthful, new wave trends call for unique Valentine’s presents. Here are four unique finds you can gift your loved ones this Valentine’s season:

Keds: Outfit Ideas For Valentine’s Day

Have a date coming up soon? Great news for us ladies, Keds knows exactly the perfect style we can wear in the most romantic time of the year! Whether you’re off to somewhere fancy or a simple date outside, you’ll surely be ready with looks that will make your SO swoon.

Get Ready For A Magical Kiss This February

The sweetest time of the year has arrived! This February, be enchanted by the newest signature desserts at Kiss the Tiramisu available for a limited time.

Fall under the spell of the new Magical Kiss ice cream
Indulge in the sweetness of Kiss the Tiramisu’s signature vanilla soft-serve ice cream layered with fresh strawberries and caramel popcorn, topped with a generous helping of blueberry drizzle, candy sprinkles, and a special heart-shaped Valentine candy. The Magical Kiss ice cream will leave your heart and taste buds longing for more.


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