Friday, June 27, 2014

Earth to Echo: An Adventure Bigger Than The Universe

Get ready for an adventure bigger than the universe when a group of friends discover a mysterious being from another world.

Press Release:

Relativity Media has debuted a new poster for Earth to Echo, which reveals the mysterious alien being at the heart of this family friendly sci-fi adventure. Paying homage to the Amblin hits of the 80s, such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Batteries Not Included, the story follows a group of best friends who begin receiving encoded messages on their cell phones after a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood. 


Unable to convince their parents that something strange is afoot, they set out to crack the code, and soon discover a mysterious being from another world that desperately needs their help. This epic journey will change the lives of Tuck, Munch and Alex forever!

“Earth to Echo” comes to Philippine theaters July 9, 2014 through Captive Cinema and stars Teo Halm, Astro, Reese C. Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt, Jason Gray-Stanford, Cassius Willis, Drake Kemper, and Mary Pat Gleason. Directed by Dave Green.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

10 Things You Should Be Excited About Ballet Philippines' 45th Anniversary: The Sapphire Season

Join Ballet Philippines as it celebrates 45 years of inspiring people through dance and music!

Press Release:

1. Opening our season is the award winning choreography of Agnes Locsin, LA REVOLUCION FILIPINA, with a libretto by Dennis Marasigan and set to the music of Maestro Ryan Cayabyab. This "powerful and poignant" production about Apolinario Mabini will give you another reason to be honored to be born of the Filipino race, especially as this year marks Mabini’s sesquicentennial birth anniversary.


2. Guest Artists from the American Ballet Theater (ABT) essay the roles of Giselle and Albrecht in our Fundraising Gala of GISELLE. Watch out for ABT Soloist Stella Abrera and Principal Dancer James Whiteside as they dance with Ballet Philippines. Did we mention that Ms. Stella Abrera is a Filipina?! More Philippine pride! 


3. THE BLUE MOON GALA and THE HOMECOMING GALA: two "once in a blue moon" gatherings of BP's dance community celebrating its 45 years. 

4. Ballet Philippines will go on a US Tour on October 2014 - Get ready, West Coast! 


5. Alice Reyes' CINDERELLA will bring merriment to families - especially to children - as this happy production's comeback will surely bring fun to the Yuletide season!


6. Ballet + superheroes + the music of Eraserheads back when they were in UP all in one production = MANHID: THE PINOY SUPERHERO MUSICAL, which will bring the season to a rocking close. This production was created by Auraeus Solito and will be choreographed by Artistic Director Paul Alexander Morales and Resident Choreographer Alden Lugnasin, and is co-presented by Tanghalang Pilipino.


7. Two new schools of Ballet Philippines officially opened in the beginning of the season - the Ballet Philippines Dance School in SM Aura and Studio One near Folk Arts Theater. More space, more opportunities for young dance talents! 


8. Ballet Philippines goes to USA International Ballet Competition and Varna International Ballet Competition. Support our dancers who DREAM BIG!

9. MANanayaw, a documentary on the male dancers of Ballet Philippines, will be part of Cine Totoo: the First Philippine International Documentary Film Festival!


10. Ballet Philippines now offers FLEXIBLE SUBSCRIPTION where you can choose 4-series, 3-series, and 2 -series. Subscribers can get to choose the productions they want this early, choose seats before they are posted publicly, and save up to 25 percent!

Without your enthusiastic support, where would we be?
Thank you for a glorious 45th year!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Stand Out Style at the SM Kids’ Fashion Denim Day

Heads up mommies and daddies! Bring your kids to SM MOA this Saturday as the Philippines' kids’ fashion authority offers its biggest collection of denim pieces for youngsters! 

Press Release:

MANILA, PHILIPPINESSM Kids’ Fashion is taking denim to the next level with the widest assortment of pieces for young ones. The kids’ fashion authority encourages youngsters to mix and match pieces to create cool, eye-catching denim outfits. The SM Kids’ Fashion Denim Day event on June 28, Saturday, at the Music Hall, Mall of Asia showcases the latest in denim with a lot of other fun activities for all to enjoy. 


The SM Kids’ Fashion Denim collection will be available for young ones to shop and explore. They also get the chance to meet the brand’s newest ambassadors, get professionally styled, and walk the runway in true star fashion. With the variety of SM Kids’ Fashion Denim, every day is a new day for kids to display great style.


Monday, June 23, 2014

“JINN” A Rare Ancient Mythology Explored in Philippine Cinemas

Love movie mysteries? This one sounds good!

Press Release:

‘Jinn’ a rare ancient tale known to over 1 billion people around the world, involves supernatural entities and revolves around creation mythology: In the beginning, three were created; man made of clay; angels made of light; and a third made of fire. They are powerful due to their existence in a parallel world, and also because they have free will and can be both good and evil.


Shawn (Dominic Rains, ‘Flight 93’), an automotive designer, enjoys an idyllic life with his new wife Jasmine (Serinda Swan, USA’s “Graceland”) until it is interrupted by a cryptic message. The message warns of imminent danger and a curse that has afflicted his family for generations. Having lost his parents as a child, Shawn doesn’t believe this unsettling revelation of his past….until strange things start to happen.


Unable to explain the threats and fearing for his life, Shawn turns to Gabriel (Ray Park, “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace”) and Father Westhoff (William Atherton, ‘Die Hard’), a mysterious duo claiming to have answers. 

With their help, and the aid of Ali (Faran Tahir, ‘Elysium’), a shackled mental patient, Shawn discovers that there is far more to this world than he ever imagined.


These revelations set Shawn on a collision course with the unknown, and he alone must find the strength to protect his family and confront the ancient evil that is hunting them.

“JINN” is released and distributed by Captive Cinema
 Showing in Cinemas Soon


Sunday, June 22, 2014

The 8th MegaBrands Sale Comes Back at the Megatrade Halls

For those who have been waiting for this sale … here it is!

Press Release:

MegaBrands Sale is considered as one of the most anticipated events where shoppers buy their favorite brands at reduced prices, and as an effective venue for exposure and promotion for great and upcoming brands in the market. 


Once again, MCT Events Management will stage the 8th MegaBrands Sale on June 27-29, 2014 from 10am to 9pm at the Megatrade Hall 2 & 3, 5th Level, Mega B, SM Megamall with its bank partner, RCBC Bankard. Soft Selling starts on June 26, 2pm-8pm, to catch the first wave of sale items.

This 3-day Mid Year / Back to School Sale will showcase more than 120 leading brands, both domestic and international. Price cuts are up to 70% discount from shoes, bags, men’s and ladies’ fashion, sporting goods and accessories, personal care, gadgets, computer parts and accessories. 

Some of the participating brands are Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Rockport, Levi’s, Roos, RRJ, Petrol, Philips, Rudy Project, Ray Ban, Coleman, Hawk Bag, CMG,  Figlia, Sebago, and many others will surely delight the shoppers with their offerings and promos.


RCBC Bankard cardholders are also in for a treat! You can enjoy 0% interest for up to twelve (12) months on your purchases at the 8th MegaBrands Sale.  

Groupon Philippines will also offer exciting promos and give-aways to every shopper who will visit their booth during the 3-day event.

Admission is Free and all major credit cards are accepted. 


This event is organized by MCT Events Management in partnership of RCBC Bankard, Groupon Philippines and World Vision Philippines with our media partners: WhenInManila.com, OutofTownblog.com, WhatsOnSale PH and AlteredTapestry.blogspot.com.

For more details about the event, please call 239-3807/ 502-1546/ 399-2935 or email mctevents@gmail.com. You may also follow MCT through Facebook Fanpage:www.facebook.com/MCT-Events-Management or in Twitter @mcteventsmngmnt for more updates on this event.
    

Friday, June 20, 2014

Coca-Cola & TAYO Foundation Open New Season of Outstanding Youth Organization Awards

If you know of youth organizations that are worthy to be nominated for this award, please tell them about TAYO!

Press Release:

Manila, ​Philippines -- ​Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines with its longstanding partner, Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation, is once again calling student and youth organizations across the Philippines to take on the 12th TAYO Awards challenge. The TAYO Awards recognizes the outstanding contributions of Filipino youth groups to their respective communities through projects that address relevant needs or opportunities such as poverty reduction, education, disaster risk reduction, financial literacy, environmental conservation, and tourism.

In its most recent run, TAYO received a total of 286 entries, of which the following winners were chosen: Gualandi Volunteer Service Program, Association of Locally Empowered Youth-NM, Hayag Youth Organization, Kawil Tours, Tanay Mountaineers Incorporated, Reduction Advocacy Program, TC Youth Laboratory Cooperative, United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary - Foundation University Chapter, Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid, Volunteer Service Provider, and University of San Carlos-Pathways.

Team Bundol mountaineers and officers of Coca-Cola Foundation
smiling after planting trees on the balding side of a mountain
Special recognition was also given to a high-energy team of Sarangani mountaineers dubbed Team BUNDOL, this year’s Coke Barkada awardee. The Coke Barkada Award is given to one of the TAYO finalists that best demonstrates the qualities of a Coke Barkada – a group that shares happiness and embodies the passion to change communities through projects that mirror the Coca-Cola sustainability pillars of water stewardship, women empowerment, and promotion of well-being.

A Lasting Partnership

The partnership between TAYO Foundation and Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines – the social investment arm of Coca-Cola Philippines and Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines - began in 2005 upon the institution of the Coke Barkada Award as a special category in the annual TAYO Awards.

“At Coca-Cola, we believe that you can never be too young to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. People may be calling this generation the ‘selfie’ generation but, as one TAYO Finalist puts it, it’s a we-generation or a TAYO-generation, not a me-generation, as I’ve come to know them. I feel like a proud mom to them, hearing their stories and getting to know all the wonderful work that they do,” said Cecile Alcantara, President of the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc.          
                         
In 2006, Coca-Cola Foundation scaled up its partnership to be the TAYO Award’s sole co-presenter.

“Last year, I remember being brought to tears when one of the TAYO Finalists went to the audience to hug her friend during the awarding ceremony. Moments like these are the result of the golden triangle at work: where business, civil society and government pool together to help towards the growth of the country and its people. As a Company, we believe that our business is only as strong and sustainable as the communities we serve and through partnerships like these, we take the opportunity to contribute all we can to make a positive impact,” said Atty. Adel Tamano, Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications of Coca-Cola Philippines, who also serves as a judge in the panel for TAYO.

“You don’t forget groups like the Team BUNDOL Mountaineers, Tulong Sa Kapwa Kapatid, or even the Cebu Youth Ambassadors from the year before. These aren’t just groups, these are real people with real stories and I look forward to being part of the panel again this year to hear all of them,” he added.

The TAYO Awards 2014 is presented by the TAYO Awards Foundation, together with the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, in partnership with the National Youth Commission and the Office of Senator Bam Aquino.

Joining the search

To join the TAYO Awards, organizations must accomplish a TAYO 12 Entry Form and TAYO 12 Project briefer that can be accessed through in the Tayo Awards Website (http://www.tayoawards.net/tayo12/). Documents proving the existence and veracity of information, list of officers, leaders and founders and three-page project documentation must also be e-mailed to Tayo secretariat.

The TAYO Awards accepts entries from interested youth groups, organizations, clubs, and societies that are composed of at least 15 members, more than half of which must be between 15 to 30 years old. The submitted projects must have either been recently concluded or are still ongoing.

Entries are judged on the following criteria: Impact of project entry on stakeholders; harnessing the spirit of volunteerism and citizenship; creativity and innovation; and sustainability and effective use of resources. The winning organizations will receive a special trophy created by Philippine sculptor Tyom De Leon Imao, and a Php50,000 grant from Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines.

Deadline for entries is on September 30, 2014. Interested organizations may submit their entries through the official website of TAYO Awards, www.tayoawards.net.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Viber 3.1 Arrives On Windows 8 With New Sticker Menu

Here's good news for Windows 8 users!

Press Release:

Viber unveiled a new version of its application for Windows 8 today bringing numerous new features, enhancements, and bug fixes to users of the platform. 

One of the main enhancements of the new version is a new sticker menu that makes it easier than ever for users to add fun and playful stickers to conversations with their friends. The new version also includes many free stickers for users to enjoy.


Additional new features include:

●      "Last online" status lets users know when their contacts are online

●      "Seen" status lets users know when their messages have been seen

●      Ability to add descriptions to photo and video messages

●      Group sync - upon activation of an existing account, all groups will be synced onto the new device

●      Larger photo and video thumbnails in conversations

●      New message indication in conversations

The updated version also brings support for 13 additional languages as well as multiple other improvements and bug fixes.



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Renaissance Art Gallery’s 11th Anniversary Exhibit “Tinuod/Truth” By Bag-Ong Hinan-Aw Set To Open On June 25

After "Driven to Abstraction", here's a new exhibit to look forward to at the Renaissance Art Gallery in Megamall!

Press Release:

One of the trendiest art galleries in Metro Manila, Renaissance Art Gallery boasts of having among the finest collections of established and upcoming Filipino contemporary artists. 


Among the events celebrating its eleventh anniversary this June, Renaissance Art Gallery is proud to present the grouped art exhibition “Tinuod/Truth,” featuring sixty-four masterpieces created by the artists and mentors of the Cebu-based art group Bag-ong Hinan-aw

Cebuano for “New Perspectives,” Bag-ong Hinan-aw is a group inspired and guided by the giants of Cebu’s academic realist tradition: the art philosophy of Martino Abellana, the Amorsolo of the South; and his two greatest apprentices, Sofronio Ylanan Mendoza (also known as Sym); and Romulo Galicano

Audie Estrellado's Summertime
Bag-ong Hinan-aw is composed of ten artists: Publio “Boy” Briones, Jr.; Buboy CaƱete, Audie Estrellado, Ramon De Dios, Carlos Florida, Jonathan Galicano, Luther Galicano, Bernardo Hermoso, Facundo “Dodong” Tallo, and Jose “Pepe” Villadolid

Their works are suffused with the academic realism that came from National Artist Fernando Amorsolo, and bequeathed through the teachings of Abellana, Sym, and Galicano. 

Jonathan Galicano's Oslob Church After the Fire
Cebuano for “truth,” tinuod exemplifies their artistic values: to render the truth of nature through the honest and ethical work of painting, bringing the highest standards of craftsmanship and new visions to enthrall their audiences with unique concepts and newer ways of looking at art. 

“Tinuod/Truth” shall also feature guest works of Martino Abellana, Sym, and Romulo Galicano.

Pepe Villadolid's Sunset With Rainbow
“Tinuod/Truth” will have its opening cocktails on June 25, 2014 – 6 p.m. at the ART CENTER, 4th Level, Bldg. A, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. It runs until July 8, 2014. 

For further details of the exhibit, please contact Renaissance Gallery at 637-3101, email renaissanceart.ph@gmail.com, or log on to www.renaissanceart.ph. For other updates, please like facebook.com/renaissanceart.ph and follow @renaissanceartph on Instagram.

* To see more photos of some of the paintings in the exhibit, please click here


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Filipina Bags Global Educator’s Award of UN Affiliated Body

This is a very inspiring and educational story. Please, please read!

Press Release:

Filipina educator and international lecturer Rayla Melchor Santos received the prestigious Global Education Motivators (GEM) Award for 2013-2014 for her advocacy on the empowerment of children in schools under the I Am SAM Foundation

Santos co-founded the I am SAM foundation in 2010 following her mother Merci Melchor’s long years of advocacy to help abused women and children to be aware of their rights  and be able to rebuild lives after suffering from various forms of abuse.


The teachings of the I am SAM foundation are based on two fundamental UN treaties- the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Their flagship program, IamSAM Prevent-to-Empower Protocol (PEP), was created to teach children and women the values of self worth and uniqueness, respect and responsibility for self and for others. 

SAM stands for Shakers and Movers whose campaign was launched in 28 public elementary and high schools in Muntinlupa City. A similar campaign will soon be launched in all 38 public elementary and high schools in Makati City. Shakers And Movers, according to Santos, is a person that makes things happen, anchored on the belief that one takes full responsibility for his/her own evolution as a person. 

Wayne Jacoby, president of Philadelphia based GEM Inc. surprised Santos by presenting her the Global Educator Award  at the 9th annual United Nations Teachers Conference on Human Rights and Peace held last April 4 at the UN Headquarters in New York. Jacoby said Santos and the I am SAM Foundation have been successful in “making its mark in helping and protecting the world’s children.”

“I have seen you expand from the Philippines and now working with teachers and children in Canada, China, United States and Taiwan. It is important for you to bring your message back to the UN,” said Jacoby in his letter of invitation to Santos.

Now fondly called by her students and fellow teachers as Teacher SAM, Santos said she “feels honored to have received the prestigious award from GEM that has a long history of affiliation with the UN. She did not realize that her advocacy would be recognized at the UN Teachers Conference on Human Rights and Peace event.

“It was a moving experience to receive such a prestigious award from GEM which is a partner of the UN in promoting human & child rights and peace at the global education level,” said Santos. GEM is a Philadelphia-based non-government organization founded by a group of educators in 1981 to put a global perspective in all aspects of learning.


The NGO started working with the UN Department of Public Information in 1986 and received the prestigious UN Peace Messenger Award in 1989 for its work on behalf of UN promoting world peace and human rights.

For Santos, empowering a child with awareness of her inherent rights has a far reaching impact to grow as fulfilled individual. “Self-worth is the greatest tool we can give a child,” she said. Inner strength and the realization that every child is special, precious and unique is deeply expounded and made easy to understand in the campaigns of the I Am SAM Foundation.

Santos said every child should realize the meaning of two powerful Tibetan words: “Tashi deley” which means ‘I honor the greatness in you’. Each child should recognize the greatness in himself/herself and the greatness in each other. When teaching this as an official greeting of the foundation said in schools where the IamSAM works with, Santos recalled one high student shared his amazement, “How can two words mean so much and do so much upliftment!”  

The foundation provides schools covered by its campaign some educational posters written in Filipino that state: “I am special, unique and precious because I am a human being.” The message encapsulates the soul of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

The campaign message further expounded in succeeding banners that carry the messages: “I am special, unique and precious because I am a child” and “And because I am a unique, special and precious, no one can abuse me, even my parents.”  

Santos said the banners capture the whole message of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  She pointed out that is necessary to teach against abuse because of the staggering incidences of violence in schools. The focus of the IamSAM protocol is the development of self-worth and the restoration of human dignity. 


Santos believes that it is important to spread the values of self-worth to children as it has far reaching impact in their development as respectful, responsible and compassionate persons and citizens.
She says schools should not just be a place for academic excellence, but a safe ground for children to develop inner strength.

The I Am SAM Foundation also honors guidance counselors who are often neglected in their critical role of protecting the rights of children while at school. She said various forms of abuse happen in schools, particularly through bullying and teacher abuse against students.

Santos fell in love with the teaching profession and children when she worked as a pre-school director of the Family School of Manhattan in New York. She pursued advanced studies and training on early childhood education in the United States and London and later became the head of the Institute for Child Advancement in Magallanes, Makati City.

She set up her own preschool, Center for Little Learners in her Mom’s house and also co-wrote  beginning reading books with her mom, who also illustrated these.  She founded Stonyhurst School and used CSR (corporate social responsibility) to build its first building. Her stint as global educator inspired her to partner with the Calvert School of Maryland to set up the McKinley Hill International School and Academy for Children in Batangas.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the United Kingdom cited the McKinley Hill International School as one of the UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools outside the UK in November 2011 when Santos was invited to speak at the UNICEF UK Conference for Rights Respecting Schools in London. 

IamSAM hosts two annual UN conferences convened by GEM. These are the UN Teacher Conference on Human Rights and Peace and the UN Student Leadership Conference on Development
Santos felt the need to engage her fellow Filipino teachers in the UN initiatives of teaching human rights and peace and involve Filipino students on global issues with veritable global institutions like the UN. This has helped Filipino educators and students interact with their global partners while in the Philippines.

Last year, she also spoke to a global audience of civil-society groups organized by the United Nations in Geneva where she tackled the foundation’s advocacy which has led to serious consideration and current discussion for IamSAM in Africa. Santos says every teacher has a special passion to fulfill, that is seeing a child grow in love and peace and achieve her dreams.


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Easy Ways To Look And Feel Good After Childbirth

Hey, moms! Just gave birth? Here are some great tips for you!

Press Release:

During pregnancy, your body undergoes many changes and adjusts so that your baby can develop and be born. Pregnancy changes may even leave some traumatized, especially those who are scarred after giving birth via caesarean section.

It can take a while before you can get back to your pre-pregnancy figure and this may affect how you see and feel about your body. Here are some tips on how to look good and boost your confidence after giving birth:


Start your day right. Whether you’re staying home with your little angel or you’re going to work, make sure you allot time for a morning routine which can both make you feel relaxed and boost your self-confidence. You may try starting your day with a cup of coffee, having a shower, putting on make-up, fixing your hair and choosing your favorite jewelry. It’s up to you to craft your own routine depending on which can make you feel good and put you in the mood.

Keep your maternity clothes away. After giving birth, you might feel tempted to still use your maternity clothes. Even if they are comfortable to wear, keep them inside the closet. Shopping for new outfits can help you feel sexy again and remind you that you don't always have to be in mommy mode especially with your appearance.

Go to a beauty salon. Getting a new haircut or hairstyle can make you feel a hundred times more confident than sporting a boring ponytail. You can either have your hair styled or make it shorter so it’s easier to manage. And while you’re at it, you can get yourself a manicure and pedicure, too.

Give time for yourself. Once in a while, take a break and let someone you trust do the baby sitting. This could be the perfect time for you and your husband to go on a date and have fun. Or you can take this chance to exercise, shop, reconnect with your friends and relax.

Just like TV personality and actress Cheska Garcia-Kramer, she spent time to maintain her beauty, figure and flawless skin even after giving birth to her three lovely children – Kendra, Scarlett and Gavin – via caesarean section.

“Exercising for me is a great mood booster; it helps me cope with stress while keeping my skin healthy. I also make sure to prepare healthy meals for my family, drink at least eight glasses of water a day and follow a skin regimen,” she said.


Cheska also shared how Contractubex helped lighten her c-section scar. “During my first and second pregnancy, I used other brands on my c-section scar but I was not happy with the results. Then I switched to Contractubex after giving birth to Gavin, and I liked how my scar lightened with no nodule formation under my skin. In a span of eight months, I could hardly see my scar,” she said.

Contractubex is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of scars. Recommended by doctors worldwide, Contractubex has a unique combination of three active ingredients which work their way deep and into the scar to help reduce scarring from within.

Contractubex is easy to use. Once the wound is closed, simply apply the gel on the affected area three to four times a day for at least three months. It works on raised problematic scars or cosmetically disfiguring scars like keloids and hypertrophic scars.

“Even if we’re busy with the children, household chores or work, as a woman, we should not forget to take care of ourselves. Beauty and confidence can help bring out the best in us and encourage us to eagerly accomplish our tasks. I’m happy that a brand that boosts women’s confidence exists. With Contractubex, I have moved on!” Cheska said.

Contractubex is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by Merck Sharp and Dohme and is available at all leading drugstores nationwide.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Agoda and #itsmorefunPH Roll Out Deals to Mark Independence Day Celebrations

Come explore the Philippines and see how really fun it could be traveling here! :)

Press Release:

Starting this June, Agoda.com will roll out Pinoy Pride deals via the Philippines’ flagship tourism website, itsmorefuninthePhilippines.com. More than 70 hotels located around the country can be booked with discounted rates of up to 40% off. Stay dates validity cover until December 2014. 


Agoda.com, Asia’s leading accommodation site, and the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines (TPB) signed a strategic partnership agreement earlier this year. Both entities are working together to grow online exposure for the Philippines as a premiere tourist destination. 

Here’s a list of some recommended hotels that you can find at itsmorefuninthephilippines.com that you’d want to check to out!  

Quest Hotel & Conference Center in Cebu City


Multiple international outlets – from Conde Nast to the New York Times – have highlighted the Philippines as a must-travel destination for 2014. With accommodation deals made readily available this June, it’s high time for Pinoys to explore more of world-class Philippines, one island at a time. It’s never too late to start today.

To learn about special deals and promotions on hotels in the Philippines, connect at www.itsmorefuninthephilippines.com or go directly to www.agoda.com/morefunph. For hotels or properties who want to be part of our global network you may email bd-philippines@agoda.com


Monday, June 2, 2014

LIFESTIVAL: A Rare Night of Worship Celebration Happens on June 14, 2014 at the Mall of Asia Arena

We live in trying times so we need to sustain our faith in God to continue hoping for a better tomorrow, not only for our families, but also for our country. Be inspired and encouraged! Read how you can get free tickets to this event ...

Press Release:

Get ready for a night of insightful stories and inspiring songs as international and local musicians and artists join together in a rare opportunity to lead in worship celebration, namely (1) Dove Awardee and international contemporary Christian group The Katinas, (2) Philippines’ pop rock princess Yeng Constantino, (3) singer-turned-minister Ray An Fuentes (4) hip-hop and R&B singer Quest, and (5) new praise and worship team Firebrand

Happening on June 14, 2014, Saturday, 7:00PM, at the Mall of Asia Arena, LIFESTIVAL Word and Worship Celebration is a free thanksgiving offering from Life Oil® in celebration of its fifth anniversary.  


Everyone who is interested to avail of free Lifestival ticket will only have to like the official Facebook page of Lifestival and send a private message that include the following: complete name, address, mobile number, and the message LIFE IS GOOD! I WANT A FREE TICKET TO LIFESTIVAL WORD AND WORSHIP CELEBRATION! A confirmation message will later be sent individually to all those who will qualify for free tickets, with details on how to claim their free tickets. 

About 10,000 people are expected to grace the event, including those from various organizations, companies, and churches, headed by the massive network of G12 member-churches.  G12 Coordinator for the Philippines and Doulos for Christ World Harvest Ministry’s founder and senior pastor, Bishop Oriel Ballano, will also share the Word of God.

LIFESTIVAL Word and Worship Celebration is also supported by the Philippine Airlines, Malaya Business Insight, BusinessWorld, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, The Edge Radio, positivelypinoy.com, 106.7 Energy FM, 702 DZAS, Savory Chicken, and Greenlite Banner.  Lifestival is a special event managed and staged by Huper International events and productions specialist. 

About Life Oil®

Lifestival is presented by Life Oil® 100% pure malunggay oil extract, the only oil-based moringa  product in the market today. This all-natural nutriceutical food supplement is rich in Organic Live Chlorophyll, Essential Amino Acids, Vitamins, Minerals, and Phytochemicals. Since complete nutrients should come naturally, a single Life Oil® 500ml soft-gel is equivalent to half a kilo of fresh malunggay leaves – great for increased energy, strengthened immune system, lowered cholesterol, managed sugar levels and blood pressure, even moisturized skin. Feel good with Life Oil® today. Life Oil® is available in leading drugstores nationwide.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

HANSEL AND GRETEL – A Pre-Father’s Day Treat All Set On June 8 At Eastwood Mall

Hey moms and dads! Here's a great way to bond with your kids -- watch a musical!

Press Release:

In line with the forthcoming Father’s Day celebration, Eastwood Mall and Kids Act Philippines present ‘HANSEL AND GRETEL’, a Children’s Musical on June 8, 2014, 3 p.m. at the Eastwood Mall Atrium.


HANSEL AND GRETEL will come to life on stage through colorful sets, props and costumes, beautiful songs and music, and most of all, the genuine portrayal of the professional theater actors ages 7 to 14 years old from Kids Acts Philippines. 


HANSEL AND GRETEL is the musical play for children wherein Kids Acts Philippines intently integrated the most important learning abilities of children called the eight multiple intelligences. The play incorporated every intelligence type in the specific scenes to enable children to appreciate the total importance of learning while being entertained by the play. This musical play for kids and by kids is an advocacy to augment the interest of children in performing arts.


The Script, Lyrics and Direction of HANSEL AND GRETEL (adapted from the book by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm) is by Luigi Nacario and Music by Eugene Belbis.


The cast of Hansel and Gretel features TheCampArt Kids (Ages 7 to 13 Years Old) namely: Kyline Alcantara - Noel Comia Jr.Nadine CortinaDanica Cortina - Ashalyn Lewis - Hyacinth LeonadoAlliah LagulaoAngel Lagulao - Allen Orolfo - Justine Orolfo - Raeven Orolfo - Vincent Parreno - Jo Angelie Salandanan - Rolph Salamat - Kyla SalvaneraKara Salvanera - Angel Yu - Jewel YuAtascha MercadoGabie MendozaShanelle ComiaWoersha CalderonDenzel GuiaoVan CrisologoKyla DepositarAmy LibotElla Gonzalez.


Come and celebrate an afternoon with your family at Eastwood Mall on June 8! 


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