FASHIONISTA: Tomato launches new collection for women

BE GROOVY AND DELICIOUS WITH 70s-inspired collection from Tomato--your store for fresh, chic, trendy and bold fashion statements. The new groove is all about fun and attitude--let all of that hang out when you wear Tomato’s hottest apparel and accessories from its Seventies Groove Collection for women.

Chicken Deli of Bacolod is Now in Manila!

 The Chicken Inasal’s (flame grilled chicken) special status in the hearts, mouths, and bellies of the Filipino people is something that Bacolod’s Chicken Deli recognizes and takes very seriously. Chicken Deli, which stands for “Chicken delicious,” was born in 1983 in the sunny city of Bacolod, which is itself the home of Inasal. The idea came about when Chicken Deli’s founder, Mamang, felt the need and the desire to feed people with the dish they so loved: Inasal.


They have proven themselves worthy  to be the new generation of Pinoy Rock, and erased my disbelief that they are just another band  but can innovate and do great in the Pinoy Music scene. .The only recording band to reach diamond after Eraserheards for the outstanding sales of Tambay (EP) via Coca-Cola’s summer promo, SPONGE COLA scores yet again as the band releases its highly anticipated fourth full-length album titled Araw Oras Tagpuan under Universal Records. But the band is not content to rest on its laurels yet, this is just the beginning.

LAKBAYAN: Our BonPen Itinerary

BonPen Festival was a blast here in Quezon with the other bloggers, I have posted some of the pictures and videos on my facebook profile, yet I have to make more post about the things that we have done during the past 2 days here in Unisan and Pitogo. In case you were wondering these are the things that we went to during the festivities. We also had some sidetrips if schedule permits Now the festival has come to a close and were now resting before we go back to Manila (we did miss a lot of events). But it was really fun! 

 Here are the things that happened:

On our way now to Quezon for the BonPen Festival

Were now on our way to the 3rd District of Quezon for the BonPen Festival. This festival will run from October 28-29, 2011. As I am writing this down, we are actually on the road and connected via  mobile internet. We're looking forward to many things that will take place in the beautiful Province of Quezon. We last went here for the Coca Cola NutriJuice Program together with the Provincial Government of Quezon.

According our itinerary, we will attend events like tree planting medical missions, and of course the festivities for the BonPen Festival. We are all excited on the things we will do for these two days! As of this moment we are on the road and will update you with our activities while in Quezon, so stay tuned!

Avida Land attracts urban dwellers to BGC with two new condo projects

True to its promise of enriching the lives of more people, Avida Land Corp. will soon introduce two new projects similar in workmanship but distinct in a variety of ways in the home of passionate minds—Bonifacio Global City (BGC).
Bringing in Avida CityFlex Towers BGC and Avida Towers BGC 34th Street is another milestone for Avida as this is the first time that the company is introducing two new projects in one location at the same time.BGC is one of Ayala Land’s newest growth centers with mixed use of commercial and residential developments, making it an attractive location for families, professionals, and entrepreneurs.

REEL DEAL Movies and Television: Puss in Boot Spotlight SALMA HAYEK

Salma Hayek is Sexy Ms. Kitty Softpaws in Puss in Boots.

Academy Award Nominee SALMA HAYEK has proven herself as a prolific actress, producer, and director, in both film and television. She received an Academy Award Nomination, a Golden Globe Nomination, a SAG Nomination, and a BAFTA Nomination for Best Actress for the title role in Julie Taymor's "Frida."   Hayek is currently filming Oliver Stone's "Savages," with Benico del Toro, John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Blake Lively.
 Hayek will next be heard lending her voice in DreamWorks' "Puss In Boots," a prequel of sorts to "Shrek 2," as Antonio Banderas' love interest, "Kitty.”

How To Do Franchising Like the Experts

Everybody dreams of having their own businesses, and the fact is that majority of the businesses in the Philippines are SME based. By definition small is categorized with asset of Php. 3,000,001 to Php. 15,000,001 and having between 10 to 99 employees. On the other hand Medium is classified as Php. 15,000,001 to Php. 100,000,000 with 100 to 199 people. Many agencies be it government, private and NGOs are focused in helping the SMEs. There is always a constant need to nurture this sector, as it will spell a robust economy aside from the creation of employment.

Chivas and Bunnt at the PHILIPPINE SME and FRANCHISE EXPO 2011

This is inn cooperation with the FRANCHISE INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES (FIP) headed by MR. ARMANDO “BUTZ” BARTOLOME Franchise Guru of the Philippines, TRADECON will be staging its 3rd Exposition on Small Medium Enterprises, Franchising, Direct Selling and Business Opportunities dubbed as PHILIPPINE SME and FRANCHISE EXPO 2011 (PHILSME 2011) to be held at the PICC FORUM OF THE PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER (PICC), CCP COMPLEX, Roxas Blvd. Pasay City, Manila on October 27 -29, 2011 with 120 SME & Franchise Businesses on display targeting over 8,000 visitors during the three-day expo.

Abenson’s Bayanihan Program in Bulacan

Rain. Floods. Broken electronics.

Regardless of who needs help--relative, friend, neighbor, and even strangers-- Filipinos come together to help their kababayans during times of calamities. So it comes as no surprise that when Bulacan experienced heavy rainfall and floods, Abenson stepped up to help Bulakeños in need.
Through its 'We Serve' program, the leading appliance store in the country will be offering free laundry services, free appliance cleaning, checkups, and discounts on spare parts for electronics. This bayanihan effort is in cooperation with Samsung, Sharp, LG, TCL, Kelvinator, Condura, Fujindenzo, and Whirlpool, though the help of the Bulacan provincial government.

TEN MOVES for Better Education

We know the reality that in our educational system lacks funding that will provide quality education for the youth. The country needs not just hundreds but ten thousands of classrooms that can shelter students and teachers. As ordinary Filipinos, we may see ourselves that we can only contribute less or nothing at all, but this mentality can be changed with our nature of Bayanihan. Helping others especially our poverty stricken areas which have students in need of decent classrooms.

A Dole a Day, an Apple Everyday

Dole Philippines, a company recognized for their excellent products, is treating everyone to a gadget extravaganza with the “A Dole a Day, an Apple Everyday” promo – launched last October 15, 2011. The promo will run until November 30, 2011, giving away a total of 141 Apple products.

REEL DEAL Movie and Television: Puss in Boots Spotlight Antonio Banderas

From the outset, one of the keys to the popularity of the character of Puss in Boots was the voice that came out of the outlaw hero—Antonio Banderas.

Director Chris Miller:  “Puss in Boots is played by Antonio Banderas, or is Antonio Banderas played by Puss in Boots?  I don’t know, sometimes it’s hard to tell the two of them apart.  But one thing’s for sure, one could not exist without the other, because Antonio brings such passion to the role.  This tiny little creature should have, you would think, a squeaky voice—but out of his mouth comes this deep sound.  There some real humor created in the juxtaposition of the two.  Here’s this great actor with a massive voice, and he’s voicing this cute, furry animal.  What I love about Antonio’s performance is when he takes himself the most seriously, and Puss is doing something truer to his nature, like chasing a point of light.”  

FASHIONISTA: UNO Magazine partners with Make Up Forever

Being fashionable not only involves clothes and shoes but also knowing how to use and choose the right make up that will make you stand out and gives your more confidence. As a man, I know nothing about it since I very rarely had it (of course I used it in stage plays back then).  But to use it occasionally might have its benefits and also would give me a keener eye on  what would be good or bad make up, and to know that is best we ask the experts from MAKE UP FOR EVER.

MUSIC LYF: Behind The Scenes of Solenn Heussaff New Video IT'S OUR FIRST TIME

Solenn Huessaff career skyrocketed after Survivor Philippines, and now she ventures out on the music scene with the release of her album, SOLENN under MCA music. Her first singe Fire has now its music video and we were lucky enough to be invited on the behind the scenes of the next single IT'S OUR FIRST TIME at Resorts World Manila.  

Before going to the set, we got to chat with Solenn and her leading man in the Video Gaz Holzgate who is a member of the Philippine Rugby Team of more known as the Philippine Volcanoes. Solenn mentioned that she sees herself still a fashion designer than a model. She is also active in participating in the Philippine Fashion Week. She also have known Gaz for some time and both are excited in working together in the video. Gaz, meanwhile is also working hard with the Volcanoes and learning Tagalog now he stays here more often. 

Got a Hair Makeover with BND Hair Gallery!

I admit I do not care much on where I get my haircut, I just felt that it would be the same thing and the result would look the same too. But I recently discovered that indeed I had bad hair months because instead of having a haircut, they would just try to butcher with it just to make it shorter. And I think I look better with short hair. Anyways, I came across BND Hair Gallery Salon in Panay Avenue near ABS CBN. 

Bloggers Takes On The Smart Amazing All-Net Race

Racing through the urban jungle is what I like to do but couldn't because it would be embarrassing, that is why if ever I got a chance to be in an "Amazing Race" style of adventure, I'm in!

Coincidentally, I got into an event by SMART which is the SMART POSTPAID AMAZING ALL-NET RACE that was held at Eastwood City, Libis. Eastwood is a great location because there are a lot of open spaces but also building and structures, not to forget the many attractions that have people kept coming. With blogger friends who are also into the spirit of  competition, we take on one of the most exciting races I had.

The race does not look simple at it sounds like, because it will involve wit and strength to finish the task accordingly and get the clues and keys to the nest stage. First of all, we were divided into three groups (Yellow, Blue and Green), and I belong to the Blue team with Mommy Jo Bonsol, Carl Valenzona, and Enzo Luna. Due to Teacher Jo's condition, she opted to stay and participate in the mental challenges. 

10 Things I Need To Do Before THE END

Many people are indeed concerned about the end of the world, especially when the ultimate end comes, one may recall what he/she had done to make his life worthwhile. And I do have here a list of the top 10 thing I need to do before the END comes.

EVENTOLOGY: Global Handwashing Day Philippines 2011

A Nationwide Celebration of How “Clean Hands Save Lives”

This October 15, 2011 marked the 4th anniversary of Global Handwashing Day (GHD) in the Philippines where GHD partners Procter & Gamble (P&G), UNICEF, the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Health (DOH) continued to stress the importance of handwashing with soap during critical times to stay healthy. These critical times are before eating and handling food, after using the toilet, after playing, and after handling pets. Handwashing with soap during these critical times helps prevent diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia – leading causes of death among children.

Get Ready For Yahoo! Purple Hunt Family Edition

Spurred by the popularity and success of two earlier campaigns, Yahoo! the premier digital media company together with co-presenter Globe Telecom, announced the launch of Purple Hunt 3.0 Family Edition, giving participants a chance to win a Presidio condominium unit at Lakefront from Camella Condo Homes.  Airphil Express, McDonalds, MyPhone and SM North Edsa also join Yahoo! on this fun, family-friendly online treasure hunt.

REEL DEAL Movies and Television: PUSS IN BOOTS Spotlight

Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend…The Boots. Starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris 

Puss in Boots is released and distributed by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corp.

Opening Up a Multiply Store!

Last month we got to meet several entrepreneurs who found business success with And from humble beginnings of small scale online selling has now evolved into large stores with plenty of patrons visiting and making purchases online. Though not originally planned to be a online marketplace, Multiply Marketplace features made it so ideal to showcase products   with real time responses and now with a larger array of payment options.

Connect and Win with!

I'm getting interested in getting into online selling today, because it provides additional income by selling things that are just stuck at home. One of which was my very first successful transaction by selling my Grand Theft Auto IV Original Game for only 500 pesos. Though I was clueless at that time how to post it online, I got a great buyer via

Great Treats and No Tricks This Halloween From Proactiv

This season of tricks and treats comes with a lot of festivities that would make us conscious about its effect on our skin, especially chocolate. But recent studies have proved that these kind of foods does have a direct  effect in causing pimples and acne. 
I also had issues with acne years ago, and I have tried to use a lot of products but without any luck, worse it made the outbreak wider and left me with acne scars and wide pores. I also tried to cut off on chocolates thinking that its the reason for it not to seize. Heredity and stress have been discovered to be the one causing them. These factors are indeed hard to avoid in our times yet one secret is we can treat it very effectively with a brand that has been trusted by Hollywood celebrities like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Julliane Hough, and its the Proactiv Solution.

APAFS, TOAP seek to promote a bigger and better outlook for fiduciaries, slates back-to-back conference in October

TOAP President and BPI SVP and Head of Asset Management and Trust Group, Ma. Teresa Javier smiles at the performance of the country's economy in strengthening and protecting itself from external factors and sees internal growth in Asia today. Ms. Javier shared her thoughts with the media on the upcoming Pacific Region Investment Conference organized by APAFS this October 20-21, 2011, as an opportunity for the Philippine Trustees and Wealth Managers to step up and have excellent standards of practice.

The Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies (APAFS), together with the Trust Officers Association of the Philippines (TOAP), aims to bring the biggest investment conference yet in the Asia Pacific region as the 11th Annual Pacific Region Investment Conference kicks off on October 20 and 21 barely after the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® Training on October 18 and 19.

MUSIC LYF: Tunog Natin! OPM concert series holds third leg at Market! Market!

AFTER the tremendous success of its first two concerts, “Tunog Natin! An OPM Concert Series” is back with yet another free musical gathering at Market! Market! in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) on October 21.

“Tunog Natin!” is a campaign that aims to revive the Filipinos’ interest for local artists and their records. The third leg of the concert coincides with the launch of Avida Land Corp.’s Avida CityFlex Towers BGC and Avida Towers 34th Street BGC.

“Tunog Natin 3 has a new set of performers that represent various music genres such as pop, rock, and RnB. This event is going to show how rich and diverse OPM is,” says gold record awardee Myrus, who is also the Project Head of Tunog Natin.

Bishop Tagle is the new Archbishop of Manila!

The Vatican just accepted the resignation of Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales as the Archbishop of Manila. To take his place will be the Bishop of the diocese of Imus, Bishop Chito Tagle. Cardinal Rosales filed his resignation way back 2007 when he turned 75 years old, wherein according to canon law that arch/bishops should file their retirement. Upon this announcement, Bishop Tagle had issued his statement.

XSTIG: Inno3DGTX550Ti and Devil 13 HD6970

Inno3D GeForce GTX550Ti now brings you visuals to the power of 3! The much anticipated Inno3D GeForce GTX550Ti Vision³ will be equipped with a multi-display design which supports 3 monitor output. A multiple monitor setup increases the net display area of a system and can be an inexpensive way of improving computer usage and provide gamers with a more immersive experience with their favourite titles. 3 monitor output is achieved with the Integrated Device Technology (IDT) chipset that allows the GTX550Ti to show off its immense graphics power across a 3 monitor setup display.

HEALTHY LYF: Nivea Silver Protect Keeps Me Fresh After Lazer Xtreme

I do dread long physical activities not because its difficult or I would get tired, but its the feeling of getting body odor after sweating a lot. Its not only me who has this dilemma but also other men who interact with many people everyday. That is why grooming is now a growing priority with men nowadays. And this also calls for products that are just not smells manly but also protects longer. This is why I like Nivea Men. And they have this new variant called Silver Protect

Now if we go back into chemistry and the the elements, Silver has this property to prevent bacteria from forming bonds up to create body odor. Its also the element that purifies water better than chlorine. And also this property has been known since ancient times and  now integrated into Nivea's deo roll on and body spray.

Francis Magalona Foundation: Making Better Filipinos For the Future

The Master Rapper Francis "Kiko" Magalona is not just a Hiphop artist but also a visionary. With a great dream that Pinoys can be proud of who they are and live out the potentials that  Kiko also dreamed of to live with dignity and sufficiency. 

The Magalona Family and Friends launched the Francis Magalona Foundation (FMF) to continue his legacy: Find Meaning in the Filipino. A people with a true sense of Filipino pride, personal integrity and commitment to positive change. Last October 4, 2011 the Birth Anniversary of Master Rapper, Francis Magalona, members of the press gathered to witness the launch of the Francis Magalona Foundation (FMF). Over two years after his death, the Magalona Family and close friends, have decided to continue FrancisM’s legacy.

FASHIONISTA: Tomato’s delicious fashion now in South Luzon

CHIC, TRENDY, FUN AND AFFORDABLE FASHION has finally arrived down South of Luzon—now that Tomato has opened three new stores in SM Southmall, SM Bacoor, and SM Bicutan.
“We are very happy and excited to bring Tomato here in Southern Luzon. More people can now avail of the best and hottest fashion items that we offer,” said Lennie Dionisio, Managing Director. 
Tomato is known for its wide-range collections of clothes, bags, accessories, and fragrances that are well loved by women who are trendy and chic. Customers also rave about the fact that Tomato’s stylish items are high quality yet very affordable. 
Southward expansion

REEL DEAL movies and Television: Budoy

Its very rare to see a teleserye that promotes a great cause rather than focusing more on loveteams or same old storyline that the people now won't buy anymore. However, this time ABS CBN now presents BUDOY, a story of a mentally-challenged boy seeking acceptance and love from the people around him. Because of his condition, he is faced of many hardships and ridicule from the public. Portrayed by former PBB Teen, Gerald Anderson (who have already played a guy with Torette syndrome for Maalaala mo kaya). This so far is his most challenging role so far and in the press preview, we were again teary eyed like the last press preview of 100 days to heaven. This series will start this Monday starting October 10.