Monday, May 15, 2017

Have a Multi-Cultural Afternoon Tea Experience at Le Petit Soufflé

If you're looking for a place to have a nice afternoon tea, look no further! Just head to SM Megamall and discover the offerings at this quaint and charming cafe ...

Press Release:

A charming escape nestled in two of Metro Manila’s busiest malls is Le Petit Soufflé, a French-Japanese inspired restaurant that puts a twist on comfort food classics. Drawing inspiration from the kitsch and class of French cafés in Japan, Le Petit Soufflé attempts to marry the best of both cuisines into a unique and memorable dining experience… one that customers are compelled to return to, time and again. In fact, their latest offering is a multi-cultural adaptation of Afternoon Tea, re-introducing this European pastime to the Manila scene. 


Having recently launched the Workshop, a bespoke bakery concept within the Le Petit Soufflé branch in the Mega Fashion Hall, it comes as no surprise that a decadent set of pastries will soon be offered alongside a selection of carefully curated teas. Pastry chefs Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla will be using their years of experience in the hotel industry to treat customers with a one-of-a-kind Afternoon Tea experience for only Php 795. 


The Le Petit Soufflé French Afternoon Tea experience includes lavender lemon tea, orange and almond scones served with homemade clotted cream and orange jam, a camembert and apple tartine, cheese profiteroles, a croissant served with butter and jam, foie gras and raspberry L’opera, a salted caramel and Valrhona Guanaja cone, and fairy floss.  


The British Afternoon Tea experience includes earl grey and orange tea, macadamia and Valrhona dark chocolate scones served with homemade clotted cream and raspberry jam, a meat and pea pie, mushroom and cheese gougères, croissants with butter and jam, sticky date pudding, a strawberry truffle cone, and fairy floss.


The Japanese Afternoon Tea experience includes a matcha genmai cha, a matcha scone served with adzuki red bean paste and homemade clotted cream, furikake, chasyu and mayo tartine, a matcha and black sesame cheese puff, a croissant with butter and jam, a matcha l’opera, a red bean and cream cone, and fairy floss. 


Le Petit Soufflé’s quaint twinkling lights and al fresco inspired interiors make the perfect setting for a relaxed afternoon delight. It would truly not be difficult for a customer to imagine oneself in an enchanted garden in Europe sipping on a warm cup of tea, while munching on the pastries that might as well have been flown in from France, England, or Japan. 


For more information on the Le Petit Soufflé High Tea experience, LIKE Le Petit Soufflé and Workshop_ph on Facebook and FOLLOW @lepetitsouffleph and @workshop_ph on Instagram.
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Le Petit Soufflé is a Japanese French restaurant concept that serves comfort food with a twist. It is the brainchild of rising chefs Chef Miko Aspiras, Chef Kristine Lotilla, and Chef Noel Mauricio of the Tasteless Food Group

They launched the first Le Petit Soufflé restaurant in Century City Mall in 2015, and recently opened their second branch at Mega Fashion Hall. The Mega Fashion Hall branch also houses The Workshop, a bespoke bakery concept by Chef Miko Aspiras and Chef Kristine Lotilla that seeks to make relevant the Filipino dessert experience. 


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Give Mom the Healthy and Delicious Hurom Squeeze This Mother’s Day

Looking for a good gift for your mom on Mother's Day that she will truly appreciate? Read on ...

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Moms have always made sure that their kids are in the pink of health. They have undertaken countless ways, both stealthy and overt, to make sure you eat your vegetables, take your vitamins and consume good nutritive food you may not have always been so inclined to eat. Now that you’re older, you owe your good health to your mother. It’s time to give that gift of health back to her. 


We are all aware that many health campaigns all over the world advice the intake of at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables for better health.  According to a 13-year study by University College London, a daily average of more than seven plates of fruits and vegetable drastically reduces the risk of all-cause mortality. Fruits and vegetables are not only abundant in vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, but in phytochemicals and enzymes as well. These substances have powerful antioxidant effects such as anti-aging, skin care, promoting immunity, among many others.  

The amount of enzymes in our bodies gradually decreases with age and they do not replace themselves. So, why is this important? Enzymes are essential to creating energy in your body. If you lack enzymes, it is harder for your body to convert food into energy, making you more easily fatigued. They must be supplemented by food, and fruits and vegetables contain the most enzymes. 


Consuming five to seven plates of fruits and vegetables is easier than done.  An alternative to supplement your required daily intake of fruit and vegetables is to drink it. These liquid vitamins taste better, too:  a refreshing glass of vitamins, minerals and enzymes? No wonder juicing is now at an all time high, a trend that is set to become a fixture in daily life. The popularity of juicing has resulted in a proliferation of juicers, so how do you pick the one that best suits your needs, or better yet, one that keeps your health at the forefront of their research?

Hurom has spent over 40 years perfecting juice. Their patented Slow Squeeze Technology uses an auger to squeeze out juice (similar to how you would hand-squeeze an orange) instead of shredding fruits and vegetables with high-speed blades like other juicers and blenders. This motion minimizes damage to ingredients, keeping natural taste and nutrition intact.  In microscopic close ups of Hurom-made tomato juice, the juice retains its natural color and cellular structure.


Hurom juicers are also built to last since maximum juicing health ideally means a daily diet of fresh juices. Materials like ultem, tritan, and stainless steel, some of which are used to build spaceships, make up your Hurom juicer. Hurom results in a higher yield of healthy unprocessed juice that will taste great for 72 hours.

Of course you don’t want the same juice every day, so whether you like sweet and sour fruits or leafy greens or nut milk, a Hurom juicer lets you pick from a wide array of fruits & vegetables, nuts and seeds, and herbs & spices. Hurom is more than just a juicer. Depending on the model, there are many preparations you can do with Hurom such as almond milk and even fresh noodles. Certain Hurom models even have an attachment where you can make healthy pure fruit sherbets and ice cream.  


A Hurom juicer is also easy to use & clean. This is something important to the makers because they know if it’s easy to assemble and clean, consumers will use it more. Hurom juicers are 100% BPA free and come without any blades or sharp parts, making it safe for children to use. The narrow hoppers are designed so that even the smallest hands can’t fit inside.

Hurom ambassador Lee Young Ae, better known as Dae Jang Geum, her character in “Jewel in the Palace” is a health conscious mom, “I make fruit and veggie juice with Hurom for myself and my family. My kids don’t like fruits and vegetables,” she admits, which is a common problem all parents share. “But if I make fruit and veggie juice with Hurom, they love it. This is my secret to make them to eat fruit and veggies.” In a commercial that aired on Korean TV, Young Ae is shown juicing apples and carrots on a Hurom juicer for her son, and he drinks it up happily, none the wiser that it’s packed with nutrition. In other ads she is seen holding a juicing party with friends and another one, where she pours her fresh juice in bottles and takes them to work.  “I make different juices every day,” she says referring to her Hurom recipe book. “But my mom loves to make soy noodle with the Hurom slow juicer.” As you can see, Hurom is for all generations of women. 


The result is over a million in more than 70 countries make juice with a Hurom juicer, making Hurom the global leader. Wouldn’t you want to give your mom the best? 

2016 New Hurom H-AA Series Slow Juicers are available in Abenson, Anson Link, Duty Free, Gourdo’s, Rustan’s, Landmark, Royal Duty Free, S&R, SM Appliance, SM Home, True Value, and Western Appliances. To learn more about Hurom Slow Juicers, visit the official website at www.hurom.com and follow these social media accounts: http://www.facebook.com/huromphofficial, and @HuromPHofficial on Twitter & Instagram. You may also directly contact these hotlines: (+632) 926-8038 / (+632) 926-8009.


Clever Nuts Recipe by Hurom
Ingredients:

1 cup coconut water
Handful of whole almonds
Half a banana

Instructions:
1. Soak almonds in water.
2. Peel banana and slice in appropriate sizes.
3. Pour in coconut water and add almonds, one spoonful at a time.
4. Add banana to juicer.
5. Enjoy! Pour over ice, if desired.  


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Make Mom Feel Like a Queen with these Dishes from King Sue

Still thinking what to surprise Mom with this coming Mother's Day? How about cooking her a special dish using King Sue products? ;-)

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Mom deserves a break from cooking. Gather the whole family to cook up a secret plan called “Mission Mother’s Day”. To make mom feel like a queen, you need the help of  a king. KING SUE suggests these recipes that are fast and easy, and are perfect for moms of all ages.

KING SUE PANCAKES MEDLEY
Ingredients:
4 slices King Sue Sweet Ham
6-8 piece King Sue Bacon, cooked
2 cups dry pancake mix
2 eggs
1 cup milk

Cooking Time:10 Minutes



Cooking Directions:
* Mix together pancake mix, eggs and milk. Whisk until most lumps are dissolved
* Heat non-stick pan using a medium/high heat.
* Brush the pan with little butter.
* Place bacon slices and ham on skillet and then top with pan cake mix until covered. 
* Cook until top is bubbly and edges start to dry. Flip and continue cooking until other side is golden brown (about 45 seconds-1 minute).

CREAMY CHORIZO TAPENADE WITH PANDESAL CHIPS
Ingredients:
1 pkg. King Sue Chorizo Bilbao, chopped (70 grams)
1 pkg. Cram Cheese
½ cup Mayonnaisse
1 tbsp. Minced Onion
1 tbsp. Chopped Chives
2 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese

Cooking Time:7 Minutes


Cooking Directions:
* Prepare all ingredients in individual containers
* In a bowl, mix together cream cheese and mayonnaise very well
* Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix. Well.
 * Tip: You can also use a food processor in doing this. Just dump everything in the food processor pulse.

KOREAN CHICKEN TOCINO STIR FRY RICE
Ingredients:
Olive oil
3 cloves garlic
1 pc white onion
250g King Sue Chicken Tocino
1 tbsp Korean bean paste
2 tbsp oyster sauce
½ small  carrots julienne
1  green bell pepper sliced thinly
3 cups cooked rice
1 cup pechay baguio
4 cups bean sprouts
Sesame oil and sesame seeds
Salt and pepper

Cooking Time: 25 Minutes


Cooking Directions:
* Saute in olive oil the garlic, onions and King Sue Chicken tocino.
* Add the bean paste and oyster sauce and a dash of sesame oil and add the carrots and bell pepper.
* Add have of the vegetables.
* Add in the cooked rice and combine well.
* Toss in the rest of the vegetables and stop with sesame seeds

BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN BREAST FILLET 
Ingredients:
250gms King Sue Sliced Bacon, strips
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
2 garlic cloves, minced

Cooking Time: 70 Minutes

Cooking Directions:
* In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. 
* Sprinkle chicken breasts with seasoned salt. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, chilies and garlic. 
* Spread half of the mixture on each chicken breast. 
* Roll up chicken and wrap with two bacon strips; secure with toothpicks.
* Place chicken in a greased shallow 4-1/2 cup baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes. Cover and bake 10-15 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear. 
* Discard toothpicks before serving. 

GLAZED HAM STEAK
Ingredients:
1 kilo King Sue Sweet Ham, cut into 2 inch slices
1 can crushed pineapple
2 Tbsp. brown sugar / muscovado sugar
1 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. honey
Shallow baking pan
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
Heavy skillet

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes


Cooking Directions:
* Open the can of crushed pineapple and pour the contents into a sauce pan.
* Add the brown sugar, butter and honey to the pan, and stir to combine.
* Turn the stove on medium and heat the glaze until hot.
* Take it off the burner and let it cool for about five minutes.
* Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
* Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil, and place the ham steaks in the baking pan.
* Pour the pineapple glaze over the steaks. Spread the glaze completely over the steaks.
* Cover the pan with a sheet of aluminum foil and put it in the oven.
* Cook the glazed ham steaks 18 to 20 minutes.
* Take off the aluminum foil covering the ham steaks and let them stand for five minutes
* Serve while warm.

King Sue has these easy and impressive recipes using  their quality hams, bacons, chorizos, German Franks, sausages, and other premium products. Plan now and surprise a showstopper meal for your one and only supermom!


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Inspired by Mom, Just for Mom

Love to cook? Read this heartwarming story about JOLLY University Year 4 grand champion Bernice Angeline Tenorio who whipped up a special dish tribute for her mom ...

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Most, if not all, will agree that the best cook in the world is their mother -– no dish is as gratifying as the one prepared by Mom. Be it being fed home-cooked meals, learning her kitchen techniques, or being nurtured back to health through comforting soups or desserts, any dish cooked for the family by Mom is always hearty, thanks to her tender loving care.


For 19-year-old Bernice Angeline D. Tenorio, JOLLY University Year 4 Cook-off grand winner, she chose to honor her first kitchen hero, Mommy Lalaine, through her cooking. Unlike dishes that are inspired by trips abroad or created for personal glorification, Bernice’s award-winning recipe at the recent tilt was drawn from her fondest memories of, and deep love for, her amazing mother.           

Champion in the making

The eldest among the brood of six, Bernice grew up in a big family with modest means. Despite financial hardships, her endeavors as a child were much bigger and boundless -– she was raised a champion. Bernice graduated class valedictorian in grade school and was a consistent top student achiever in high school.

Bernice’s interest in cooking didn’t start until her grandmother, who operates a home-based kitchenette in Marilao, Bulacan, passed away in 2012. Left with the nostalgia of keeping her mother’s recipes alive, Mommy Lalaine decided to take over the business. From there, Bernice knew she needed to help her mother run it, thus they decided that she will take up Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST)


A self-trained cook and home-based baker, Mommy Lalaine is a former magazine writer and reporter with a degree in Mass Communication from St. Scholastica’s College Manila. She gave up her career to become a full-time housewife and mother to Bernice and her other siblings.

“She’s my first idol and mentor. I learned a lot about cooking from her, I look up to her and I try to mirror her strength: her patience, discipline, resourcefulness, the diligence, and how she handled the nitty-gritty aspects of running our small kitchen while looking after the family’s welfare. I remember both of us staying up till the wee hours of the morning finishing bulk food orders or decorating cakes for customers. It was tiring but very fulfilling,” she remarked.

Bernice said that her Mom’s perseverance simply astounds her. “Just like she would in her cakes and pastry creations, she would strive long and hard in executing to the detail to beautifully achieve the end results.” 

Jolly moment                 

When the news about JOLLY University Year 4 cooking competition reached Bernice in UST, she immediately signed up to try out, for a chance to showcase her innate cooking abilities. Mommy Lalaine, her Dad, and her siblings supported her in her cook-off bid.


With much thought and a grateful heart, Bernice, with the help of her coach, came up with the Chicken and Mushroom Empanadilla dish, her prized entry in the recent JOLLY University Year 4 Cook-Off.  The recipe was simple yet creative, an easy-to-do JOLLY-inspired dish with balanced elements that satisfied judges’ expectations. According to Bernice, the Empanadilla, which is her original recipe, is her “little” way of thanking mommy Lalaine for everything she has done for her and the family.  

Though the recipe that wowed judges at the JU competition took only less than two weeks to finalize, Bernice is happy that she was given the golden opportunity to show her best while dedicating a dish made just for her Mom –- win or lose.  “I didn’t have a clear sense of winning; the other entries were equally great. It was a tough competition; I just maintained focus and trust in my abilities, and tried my best to apply what I have learned from Mom and from the JU boot camp. I’m pleased to have fought and won the title for my Mom,” she said.

Success beyond measure

Now on her way to breaking new and higher grounds as an aspiring professional chef -- Bernice is busy training along with fellow representatives from UST for her first out-of-the-country culinary competition, the Hong Kong Culinary Classics happening this May – she couldn’t think of anyone else to dedicate her hard-earned triumphs and delicious new dishes other than her mother.


“If there is one thing that I’ve learned in this journey with my Mom is that there is a reason behind every action that we are doing. Whether good or bad, you learn from the experience and you’ll come out as a better person. There’s still a long road ahead of me. But with perseverance, guidance, and constant love and support from my loved ones especially my mother, I know many wonderful things will happen eventually,” she concluded.

Bernice’s mom is a living portrait of the many mothers who have selflessly supported, endlessly inspired, and rejoiced in their children’s unforgettable life milestones. 

JOLLY, for its part, pays tribute to all the amazing mothers by providing quality canned vegetables and fruit products that will help Moms cook easy to prepare and healthy dishes that will inspire to celebrate jolly family meal times together.  

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Fly Ace Corporation is one of the leading food and beverage consumer goods companies in the country today. Propelling limitless multiple-category growth by bringing the best of the world closer to Filipino consumers, Fly Ace Corporation’s portfolio of food and beverage products includes house brands and exclusively distributed brands. To learn more about Fly Ace, visit www.flyacecorp.com.

JOLLY is a canned fruits and vegetable line marketed and exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corp. For more updates, visit jolly.com.ph or like its official Facebook fanpage or follow @jollyeatsph via Twitter and Instagram.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Celebrate Mother’s Day with 2nd Avenue

Sharing info on a Mother's Day activity for the whole family. If you live in Manila, do drop by and join in the fun!

Press Release:

Your Mother’s Day celebration is on us!

2nd Avenue gives you the perfect treat from 11 AM to 8 PM at the Midtown Wing Atrium of Robinsons Place Manila on May 14, Sunday for a complete Mother’s Day experience with 2nd Avenue Momma’s Day Out!


Enjoy a variety of pampering treats for FREE! From massages, hair styling, nail styling, sweets station, and more. The first 500 dads will get a chance to create a free bouquet of roses for their beloved moms and wives. All kids can also enjoy me-time at the kids’ activity area. The Trumpets Playhouse will be performing on stage, too!

Everyone is welcome to join the fun at Momma’s Day Out! ADMISSION IS FREE. Get ready to join the games and raffle to score awesome prizes!

Check out 2nd Avenue on http://2ndavenue.ph/, http://www.solarentertainmentcorp.com/, www.facebook.com/2ndAvenue, follow us on Twitter via @2ndAvenuePH and on Instagram via @2ndavenuetv

2nd Avenue is the only general entertainment channel on Free TV and Pay TV that offers diverse content, featuring delightfully driven characters for the discerning market. Seen on UHF Free TV Ch. 29, SkyCable Ch. 19, Global Destiny Cable Ch. 29, Cablelink Ch. 35, Cignal Ch. 28, and Dream Channel Satellite Ch. 32.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Celebrate Weekends Early at Wingstop Every Thursday by Keeping Your Eyes on the Sides!

There are many things to love about Wingstop. The wings, for one, are lip-smackingly good! But, they're best enjoyed with several side dishes that you can get for less than half the price every Thursday! So make sure to catch this promo while you can!

Press Release:

Thursdays are for more than just throwbacks. On the flipside, it actually makes you look forward, especially since the weekend is so close! You've made it this far, so it’s fair to say that you at least deserve a treat. There’s no better place for that than Wingstop, especially with the return of the Eyes On The Sides promo.  


And a treat it shall definitely be—as Wingstop hits its 3rd year in the Philippines, featured sides would only cost Php 33 every Thursday from April 20 to July 20. That’s less than half the price for most of the ever-popular sides! 


Cheesy Salsa Nachos? There’s a Thursday for that. Fancy some savory Onion Rings? There’s a Thursday for that, too. Whether you like to mix it up with the crunch of Nachos and Sweet Potato Chips, or want some fun with Fries in seven delicious flavors, you can try them all just by dropping by on a Thursday. There will be 14 featured sides for a total of 14 Thursdays, so there’s always something new to tickle your taste buds with. Enjoy them with the trademark wings or get them on their own for snacking. It’s a flavor feast, guaranteed. 


And if you think you’ve already tried them all, think again. Ever thought about biting into the warm goodness of cheesy potatoes, deliciously battered to perfection? How about a pop of Jalapeno waiting inside? You’ll get to discover these, too, as Wingstop introduces two new sides—Cheddar Poppers and Jalapeno Poppers.

Jazz up your meals and treat yourself to a side. Or two. Or three! There’s no limit, so bring the crew along. For more information, visit wingstop.com.ph, LIKE Wingstop Philippines on Facebook and FOLLOW @wingstopph on Instagram.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

F1 Hotel Gives Tribute to All Moms This May

Looking for a nice place to treat your mom on Mother's Day? Here are some great ideas!

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Mothers have always held a significant place in our society and family for thousands of years. Treat the ladies of the month in luxurious living experience without leaving the city with F1 Hotel Manila’s offerings this May. 


Make moms feel special as they get to dine in for free when accompanied by at least two (2) paying guests at the hotel’s restaurant - F All-Day Dining for PhP1,499 nett per person for either lunch or dinner for the whole month. 


F1 Hotel also offers a relaxing staycation with Mother’s Day Room Package from May 10 to 17, 2017 at PhP6,700 nett per night in an overnight accommodation for their City Suite. This pampering experience comes along with one-hour in-room massage for mom, to complete the package. 


Let them feel how special they are with these limited treats as you visit F1 Hotel Manila in Bonifacio Global City. To learn more, call 908-7888 or visit www.f1hotelmanila.com.ph.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The All-New PRISON BREAK Returns Exclusively on 2nd Avenue

PRISON BREAK is back and ready for its biggest escape yet! I just saw the first episode earlier during the press screening and found the story really intriguing. I'll be watching the succeeding shows to see how things would go :)

Press Release:

In the new event series PRISON BREAK, original series stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar, and Paul Adelstein are reunited for an all-new adventure spanning the globe and featuring the signature thrills and cliffhangers that were hallmarks of the original series when it aired from 2005-2009.


The original action drama centered on Michael Scofield (Miller, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), a young man determined to save his convicted brother, Lincoln Burrows (Purcell, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), from death row by hatching an elaborate plan to escape from prison.

In the new series, filmed on location in Morocco, clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael may be alive. Lincoln and Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies, Colony, The Walking Dead), Michael’s wife until he was presumed dead, reunite to engineer the biggest escape ever, as three of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, Sucre (Nolasco, Telenovela), T-Bag (Knepper, Heroes) and C-Note (Dunbar, The Mentalist), are pulled back into the action.


PRISON BREAK was an immediate critical and ratings hit, garnering Golden Globe® Award nominations for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Miller). The original producing team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein, and Dawn Olmstead, return to executive-produce the new series.

Don’t miss the premiere of PRISON BREAK on April 5, Wednesday via satellite at 3 PM and primetime at 9 PM. Join the conversation at #PrisonBreakOn2ndAvenue. Check out 2nd Avenue on http://2ndavenue.ph/, www.facebook.com/2ndAvenue, follow us on Twitter via @2nd_Avenue and on Instagram via @2ndavenuetv


2nd Avenue is the only general entertainment channel on Free TV and Pay TV that offers diverse content, featuring delightfully driven characters for the discerning market. Seen on UHF Free TV Ch. 29, SkyCable Ch. 19, Global Destiny Cable Ch. 29, Cablelink Ch. 35, Cignal Ch. 28, and Dream Channel Satellite Ch. 32.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

HOOQ'd on ALDUB? Binge-Watch "Destined to Be Yours" Anytime, Anywhere!

This post is for my readers who are avid AlDub fans. I know you'll be very happy to hear about this! :)

Press Release:

HOOQ, Asia’s largest Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) service, recently announced its acquisition of the exclusive SVOD rights to the catch-up episodes of AlDub’s first-ever teleserye, Destined to Be Yours, in the Philippines.

“With this new partnership, AlDub fans in the Philippines can stream the latest episode of Destined to be Yours 24 hours after its telecast on GMA Channel 7, plus they can also catch up on all the previous episodes they missed,” says Jane Cruz Walker, Country Manager of HOOQ.  


“Since we announced the highly anticipated first primetime TV series of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, the entire #AlDub nation created such a buzz online that Destined to be Yours was definitely destined to be a hit even before it aired its first episode,” says Judd Gallares, President & COO of GMA New Media, Inc.

Destined to Be Yours is currently the most talked about primetime show on Philippine television since it aired its premiere episode last February 27, 2017. In fact, the pilot episode garnered 22.5% ratings on AGB Nielsen NUTAM which is 2.9% higher than its rival program. The hashtag for the pilot episode, #DestinedToBeYoursWorldPremiere, also dominated worldwide Twitter trends – garnering 4.4 million tweets from February 26, 6:00 pm to February 28, 6:00 am. 

Destined to Be Yours quickly captivated viewers with the enthralling romance story between Benjie Rosales (Alden Richards) and Sinag Obispo (Maine Mendoza) which is set in a charming and picturesque town where anything, especially destiny, is a possibility. 

Sinag is a DJ in a community radio station in her hometown of Pelangi. The paradise-like town of Pelangi was formerly a well-developed municipality due to its flourishing mining industry but many people were forced to leave the town after mining firms closed down. Sinag stayed behind because of her love for her hometown and her intention to preserve the traditions and culture of Pelangi through the community radio station that she inherited from her late grandfather.

Meanwhile, Benjie had just graduated from his university and had high hopes of starting his career as an architect. Benjie applies for Rosales Development, one of the largest real-estate development firms in the country. Amanda (Lotlot De Leon), who had to raise Benjie on her own after her husband died from an accident, was against this at first but later allowed it after a change of heart. 

Benjie’s grandfather, Vicente Rosales (Tommy Abuel), is a real-estate tycoon and is the owner of Rosales Development. He had alienated Benjie and Amanda for many years following the tragic death of Benjie’s father, Gabriel.  In order to make up for lost time, Benjie’s grandmother, Helen (Boots Anson-Roa), convinces Vicente to interview and offer Benjie a position in the company. 

As Benjie accepts the job, he gets assigned to a project at Pelangi. There he meets Sinag and their lives become intertwined as they fall in love with each other.

Joining Alden and Maine is a cast of talented actors led by Boots Anson-Roa, Lotlot De Leon, Gardo Versoza, Tommy Abuel, Ronnie Henares, Ina Feleo, Sheena Halili, Dominic Roco, Juancho Trivino, RJ Padilla, Koreen Medina, and Janice de Belen who recently returned to GMA for this project.

Besides having thousands of Hollywood or US movies and TV series, HOOQ is now the prime destination for Filipino entertainment on demand with the largest library of local movies amongst any video-on-demand service in the country.

“Destined To Be Yours” is the latest addition to the ever growing library of local content available on HOOQ. 

HOOQ subscribers can now enjoy over 1,200 Filipino movies spanning almost five decades of film making, and over 4,000 hours of local television leaving other video-in-demand services way behind in terms of Filipino content. 

Fans of local TV series can also watch catch up episodes of the latest GMA 7 shows including Meant To Be,  Ika-6 na Utos, and more in the coming months.

HOOQ has over 10,000 movies and TV shows available for streaming or download. Globe At Home customers can get up to 6 months access to HOOQ with plans P1,299 and up, while Globe mobile customers can also get up to 6 months trial on selected prepaid and postpaid plans.   You may also visit www.hooq.tv to sign up for a 7-day free trial. 


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

2nd Avenue Premieres Work Out New York on Philippine TV

If you like to work out, stay fit, and feel very competitive while doing it, this show is for you! Catch Work Out New York next week, on 2nd Avenue!

Press Release:

A survival of the fittest is beginning this March on 2nd Avenue as it brings an exciting access to the exclusive world of elite fitness training in New York City

Following the lives of a group of the Big Apple’s hottest trainers, Work Out New York sheds light on a group of high-end personal trainers where the competition for landing top clients tests even the deepest of friendships.


The line-up features Layla Luciano, who has a third-degree black belt in karate; Lena Marti, who is pursuing master trainer status; Noah Neiman, who is endorsed by one of the world's top athletic clothing brands; Courtney Paul, a certified personal trainer who has developed advanced fitness curricula for high-end sports clubs, Lindsey Clayton, Joe Lazo, and Holly Rilinger.

From rivalries to romance, these friends and colleagues know they cannot be afraid to break a sweat to make their dreams of success come true. With the swift change of landscape in the fitness world, the trainers cannot miss a beat or they may find themselves trying to catch up. The battle for who is on top never ends and if they cannot keep their professional jealousies, disagreements, and romances in check, the group’s intensity level could skyrocket.

Don’t miss the premiere of WORK OUT NEW YORK on March 27, Monday on primetime at 9 PM. Join the conversation at #WorkOutNewYorkOn2ndAvenue

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