TV5’s “Bilang Pilipino, Ano’ng Say Mo?”

As the election campaign period begins, TV5’s 2016 election coverage goes into high gear with the launch of Bilang Pilipino, Ano’ng Say Mo?. This engagement with Filipino voters on today’s election issues brings the country’s leading media giants: TV5, PLDT, Voyager, Meralco and Smart together in a nation-wide drive to educate Filipino voters on the policies and concerns that are important to know as they go to the polls on May 9, 2016.

Guest Speakers Architect Paulo Alcarazen, Urban Planner Karima Palafox with TV5 President and CEO Emmanuel C. Lorenzana.

To kick-off “Bilang Pilipino, Ano’ng Say Mo?”, a symposium was conducted last February 05 at TV5 Studio 4 in Reliance, Mandaluyong City which drew a crowd of  opinion makers, social media influencers, and Bilang Pilipino partner employees. It was a remarkable event that made #BilangPilipino one of the top trending topics on Twitter that day. Focus of the discussion was on Metro Manila’s worsening traffic problem that was thoroughly discussed by well-known UP Professor and Architect Paulo Alcarazen and Urban Planner Karima Palafox. The two experts traced the root causes of traffic congestion in the metropolis and other urban centers in the country as well as its impact in the lives of Filipinos and its possible solutions. Highlighted was the need for long-term solutions that the next Philippine President has to embark on to address the threat of urban gridlock that will make Metro Manila “uninhabitable” within four years according to some observers. Continue reading

McDonald’s Love Desserts Happy Hour

Customers can now get 2 Love Desserts for the price of one. See the full mechanics of the Buy 1 Take 1 promo below:

Mechanics

For every purchase of the Strawberry Kiss Oreo Sundae and Red Velvet McFloat, customers can get another dessert of the same kind for free.

Promo Period

All weekends of February (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) beginning February 12-14 from 3:00PM-6:00PMonly

Place

The promo is valid in all Dessert Centers in Metro Manila only. Click HERE for the complete list.

ABS-CBN Star Kargo Launches Service in Greater Toronto Area

a Kapamilya service of TFC that is a one-stop shop for door-to-door shipments from the U.S. to the Philippines, has expanded its coverage by launching on January 16 in Ontario, Canada to serve the Greater Toronto Area.

Star Kargo Canada was conceived with the fast-growing Filipino Canadian community in mind,” said Ray Olano, ABS-CBN North America Head of Sales and Distribution. “There are over 70,000 Filipino Canadian households and many of them have benefited from using our products and services like TFC and myRemit.  Thousands have also been engaged by our TFC Events.  Adding Star Kargo to our list of offerings in Canada means our customers here can enjoy the same quality, reliability and trustworthy service that ABS-CBN and TFC have been known for.” Continue reading

Experience Sweeter Moments with The New McDonald’s Love Desserts

Special celebrations call for special treats and McDonald’s has always delighted customers with desserts fit for every occasion. This month, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, McDonald’s has found a way to make customers feel and share the love with its first ever Love Desserts.

Starting February 5, Filipinos can indulge in McDonald’s New Sweethearts limited-time offer love-inspired desserts that are sure to make moments sweeter during this season of hearts. Three new desserts are up for grabs for people who like to treat themselves or share happiness with their sweethearts,  may it be their significant others, children, parents, relatives, or barkada. Continue reading

It’s Burger Love at “Chelsea Kitchen” this Valentines

Love is in the air and at Chelsea Kitchen, you can celebrate Valentine’s Day in a cool and casual set-up with a special offering sure to make your heart skip a beat.

For the whole month of February, it’s burger love time featuring Chelsea Kitchen’s mouth-watering Cheese Stuffed US Beef Patty in a Beetroot Brioche Bun and Ketchup coated Onion Rings. For only P395.00, this hearty meal will definitely make time with your loved one something to remember. This treat can be doubly enjoyed with the specially concocted Red Velvet Cupcake Milkshake priced at only P295 and you may even go for the combo for only P525. Continue reading

Teatro Kolehiyo ng Miriam Celebrates 34th Year with Two Plays

The Teatro Kolehiyo ng Miriam (TKM), the official theater organization of Miriam College, celebrates its 34th anniversary with a back-to-back offering of two one-act plays billed Hulapi to be staged on February 19, 20, and 27 at the Paz Adriano Building of Miriam College. Hulapi features “Symposium” written by U Z. Eliserio and Maynard G. Manansala and “Ang Goldfish ni Prof. Dimaandal” penned by Eljay Castro Deldoc. Both plays had been staged at the Virgin Labfest in 2012 and 2014 respectively. The Virgin Labfest is an annual theater festival held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

Hulapi, derived from the Filipino term “hula” which means to guess, aims to discover answers in the plays’ search for the truth. Truth is one of the four core values of Miriam College; the three other core values are peace, justice and integrity of creation. Hulapi is the second production of TKM for the school year (2015 – 2016) following the successful run of “Anatomiya ng Korupsyon” written by seasoned playwright, educator, and cultural advocate Malou Jacob. Jacob is an alumna of the school.

“Theater, as exemplified by TKM productions over a span of more than three decades, can be used as an effective communication tool that contributes to the broader cultural goals of the country,” Angela Cruz, Student Activities Coordinator of the Office of Student Affairs, said. Cruz added: “Beyond the humor that both plays evoke from the audience, they bring to the fore current realities that young people could relate to and learn from.” Cruz likewise lauded TKM for recently receiving the Transparency, Accountability and People’s Participation (TAP) Award from the Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng Miriam.

Actor and theater practitioner Opaline Santos is the present moderator of TKM.

The “Symposium” artistic team consists of of AC Vergara (director), Vahl Marco (lighting designer), Pat Resuta (sound designer), Kristine de Leon (set designer), Lara Labajo (props designer), and Joy Caperlac (costume designer). Actors for the production include Jon Abella (as Donald), Nikka Bales (as Alex) and Claire Uy (as the Security Guard). Continue reading

MasterCard and Coin Sign Agreement to Power Wearable Payments

MasterCard recently announced a partnership with Coin to bring MasterCard payments to a wide array of fitness bands, smart watches and other wearable devices.

This collaboration builds upon the MasterCard announcement, introducing the Commerce for Every Device program to enable any consumer gadget, accessory or wearable to become a payment device.

Atlas Wearables, which designs advanced fitness trackers, Moov, a personal fitness coach on your wrist, and Omate, maker of fashionable smartwatches, are the first set of companies working with MasterCard and Coin to implement payment technology in their products. Continue reading

Kaspersky Lab Takes Ferrari Partnership to the Next Level with “Secure Your Ferrari Experience Competition”

Participants from each of the five Southeast Asian(SEA) countries who can ace the Kaspersky Lab challenge in the shortest time possible will have the chance to watch one of the most anticipated races in the 2016 Formula One world championship season.

Five lucky winners from the region (one per country) will each win an all-expense paid trip for two to Singapore to watch the F1 Grand Prix on September 18, 2016.

The contest covers the five countries in SEA including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The winners will be provided with three-day hotel accommodations and three-day paddock tickets for the ultimate race experience with seats closest to the pit lane with the best viewing position where they can watch the F1 race unfold with all the drama, excitement and action.

“The ‘Secure your Ferrari Experience Competition’ is our way of bringing our partnership with Ferrari to the next level of engagement. Ferrari has been one of Kaspersky Lab’s long-time partners and as we look forward to more successful years together, we want to give our lucky customers in the region their once-in-a-lifetime experience of watching the Ferraris at the Singapore Grand Prix race live and up close!” said Jimmy Fong, Channel Sales Director,  Kaspersky Lab Southeast Asia. Continue reading

“Kung Fu Panda 3” Marks Biggest Adventure Comedy in Blockbuster Franchise

One of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, “Kung Fu Panda 3.” When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas.

The film marks the return of the plump black-and-white bear who has only one aspiration to become an expert in a martial art that requires agility, mental prowess and lightning-fast reflexes. It was a formidable, if not impossible quest. But then Po doesn’t know the word “impossible.” He’s always striving to be the best he can be…to be his own hero.

“Kung Fu Panda 3” takes full advantage of DreamWorks Animation’s breakthrough technical advances, while making history as the first production to create two different films, in English and Mandarin, with the same story and characters. But most of all, it returns us to the fun, adventure, humor and heart of the first film, and reminds us why audiences around the globe fell in love with Po.

According to Jack Black, who once again voices the iconic role, that scene points to the fact that “Po is no Shifu, let’s be honest. He’s freaking out and doesn’t think he’s up to these new responsibilities, which are weighing him down even more than the countless dumplings he consumes.”

Black makes a welcome return to the role, and as he had done before, provides much of the film’s heart. “Jack is always funny and appealing and really conveys Po’s enthusiasm, likability and eagerness all of the best things that mark so many of Jack’s film characters. Jack and Po both remind us that if we follow our heart, anything is possible,” says Yuh Nelson.

“Jack has an innate sweetness,” adds co-director Carloni. “He’s a gentle, good-hearted soul who’s always funny and charming.” Continue reading

Meet The “Trolls” this October 26 in Cinemas Across The Nation

DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox’s recent reveal (via Twitter) of the full voice cast for DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls as well as pics showing the actors off with their respective fuzzy-headed onscreen counterparts have followed it up with the latest trailer reveal.

DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls” is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of “Shrek,” “Trolls” stars Anna Kendrick as Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, played by  nine-time Grammy and four-time Emmy Award winner  Justin Timberlake who is also on board the movie as its executive music producer and performing multiple songs on the soundtrack. Also starring are  “The Late Late Show” host James Corden (Into the Woods) as Biggie, comedian Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek) as Creek, music superstar Gwen Stefani (The Aviator) as DJ Suki, YouTube personality GloZell Green as Grandma Rosiepuff, Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Guy Diamond, comedian Ron Funches (“Undateable”) as Cooper, YouTube personality Meg DeAngelis as Moxie and Swedish electropop duo Icona Pop (Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo) as the Fashionistas. Together, these unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known. Continue reading

Cash Cash Drop “Aftershock” (feat. Jacquie Lee) via Big Beat

Acclaimed electronic trio Cash Cash is kicking 2016 off in a big way, with the release of their new single “Aftershock,” featuring seductive, honey-tinged vocals from Jacquie Lee officially available via Big Beat Records through all digital retailers today, following Dancing Astronaut’s streaming premiere yesterday.

Cash Cash has become synonymous with hard-hitting production, vibrant remixes and their energetic live DJ sets, having rocked festival main stages and clubs across the globe. The trio emerged from the start with global recognition and support from renowned DJs and peers, including TiestoHardwellZeddNicky Romero, captivating dance music fans, insiders and friends along the way. Continue reading