Meeting the Puzzle Queen at the Puzzle Mansion

Puzzles may not be the in thing in this generation with the emergence of electronics and gaming. Some may find them more like kids' play or not challenging to many, but how many of us can even assemble a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle? How about 3000, 5000, or 32000?

Puzzling as it may seems but jigsaw puzzles is now an art and this is proven by a proud Filipina who now holds the Guinness world record for the largest collection of jigsaw puzzles which was awarded last 2012, Mrs. Gina Gil-Lacuna.  Her passion for this kind of hobby started 27 years ago and has made 1028 puzzle collection (as per record with Guinness and still adding up new ones). This one of a kind collection is not exclusive with the regular jigsaw puzzles but a whole lot more.

SM Cinema Offers Six Exciting Cinexclusive Films for the Month of May

As the summer season nears its end, SM Cinema offers everyone something to look forward to with the May line up of SM Cinexclusives. This month’s line-up is composed of a diverse range of films from horror, thriller, action, drama to anime, to suit each one’s preference.

To kick off the month of May, the horror, sci-fi thriller Dark Skies will screen on May 1. The movie tells the story of a suburban family.  When a strange and disturbing series of events begin happening to their family, husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret find out that a deadly force is targeting them.  They decide to take the matters into their own hands in order to save their family from grave danger. 

MUSIC LYF: John Rendez Returns to Rap Recording

With a lot of new rap stars now, its hard to find the artists who started with the "old school" style which paved the careers of rappers like Francis Magalona. But through the years, these rappers either shifted to a different genre or migrated to a different county which made the rap scene a little obscure and branched far from its roots.

Now a returning artist, John Rendez came back to launch his new album under Polyeast Records with the album "Metaldog". Not to be confused with Pitbull or Fliptop artists, John Rendez wants to be known in the music industry with that title with his rap which brings the sound style of the 90s and upgrades that can grab the attention of the present generation.

He might be on the same age range of he popular rap artists, he is very confident that his style stands out among the hiphop artists now. With his first album relased back in the 90s, he still have what it takes to make good tracks that can get the attention of the new rap generation.


Iliw is a full-length narrative feature inspired by true stories of Japanese-Filipino-American War in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines from 1941-1945.  Since World War II, Japanese people have been misunderstood.  They have always been pictured, described, defined, and judged as the ultimate enemy in the horrors of war. 

As cinema is a very powerful medium for transformation, the film is written in such a way that it will be a very potent tool for education/re-education and re-orientation of the collective mind of all the Filipinos in the Philippines and all over the world.  In this case, the film redefines the social connection of Japan and the Philippines and manifests the social, spiritual, and cultural intricacies and diversities that help shaped the Japanese war period in the Philippines specifically in Ilocos Sur.

Iliw takes advantage of the technology, it uses High Definition camera with an adapter PS Teknik so one can make use of  varied film lenses to achieve the 35mm film look,  thus making Iliw a 35mm Digital High Def-- a filmless film, indeed. 

MUSIC LYF: Iron Man 3- Heroes Fall Soundtrack




What do Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees, Redlight King, Passion Pit and AWOLNATION have in common?

Twelve super heroes of indie and alternative rock have banded together to create Heroes Fall, Marvel Music/Hollywood Records’ compilation of music from and inspired by the highly anticipated movie, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3.” Heroes Fall has arrived in the Philippines last April 22, 2013 under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) and will be available on iTunes by April 30, 2013. The film opens in theaters nationwide on April 24, 2013. AWOLNATION’s “Some Kind of Joke” is featured in the film. Other songs recorded exclusively for the album include “Big Bad Wolves” by WALK THE MOON, “Back to the Start” by Mr Little Jeans and “Redemption” by Redlight King. Songs featured on Heroes Fall include: 1. “Ready Aim Fire” – Imagine Dragons

Get Ready For Labor Day Job Fair at SM!

Labor Day is a holiday to celebrate the hardworking men and women that builds the nation and leads the country to progress and better living. But with the growing population, means more competition, more demands and expenditures. As the Philippines is now on a economic train with investors and jobs being created everyday, many still don't know that their dream job is just within reach.

And this coming Labor Day (May 1) SM Supermalls will be having their labor day Job Fair 2013 in Mall Event Centers in SM Malls nationwide. Yes, this means that you can have access to many potential employers and get your dream job!

This is in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment. If you are near SM CITY SAN LAZARO, the Job Fair  will be at  the upper ground floor Event Center! Tell your friends of this good opportunity! 

Share this post with your networks! #SMCitySanLazaroJobFair #smjobfair #holiday

Comedy Night at Solaire!

It has been more than a month since Solaire Hotel and Casino opened to the public as another entertainment, gaming, and leisure destination in the Philippines. And with a growing economy, tourism, and infrasturctures in the country, people do want to experience fun and excitement in their (and our) lives.

Solaire recently had a Comedy Night held in one of suites of Solaire which have great sunset view of Manila Bay in the afternoon and going into the golden sunset. I actually wanted to go to Solaire just to see this scene unfold before my eyes. And like the majestic sunset, the hotel and casino is indeed one of a kind in the world.

Boracay Garden Resort offers special Mother’s Day package

Treat mom to a relaxing stay at Boracay Garden Resort this coming Mother’s Day! Avail of as much as 30% discount on room packages when you book from May 1 to 12, 2013.

Based on twin sharing, pay as low as P5,942 net per person for a three-day stay in a deluxe room. The package is inclusive of roundtrip transfers via Caticlan, daily buffet breakfast and dinner. Travel period is until May 13, 2013. 

MUSIC LYF: New Single From Justice Crew "Boom Boom" Out Now

Justice Crew, Australia’s favourite dance crew, are back with a new single ‘Boom Boom’. This catchy tune fly’s hot off the success of the last two singles ‘And Then We Danced’ achieving platinum and ‘Friday to Sunday’ reaching double platinum sales status.

‘Boom Boom’ is written by Jay Sean. Earlier in 2012, the crew supported One Direction on their East Coast tour and it was career highlight for the guys.

“Getting to go on the road with One Direction was kind of like a dream come true, they’re such a great and talented bunch of guys, and we certainly learnt a lot from them. It was also great being on the road and seeing all our amazing fans, we love them!” Justice front man Emmanuel “EMan” Rodriguez said. The One Direction lads feature in an online video The Justice Crew produced for their twitter fans. The crew are constantly in touch and interacting with their fans via social media networks which is a key part to their success.

Jobs for 199!

Need to do do things, quickly and budget-friendly? It may seems impossible with the vast number of providers but would take days to find and would hurt your wallet. But there is a new website in town that will change all of that.

If your are also a freelancer, you can offer your services to clients who needs your expertise in simple and sometimes complicated tasks.

Buy and sell services and small jobs, starting at P199.00 is the Philippine marketplace where people can buy or sell simple services quickly, easily and affordably.

BUM Sponsors Daniel Padilla Concert

Leading teen apparel brand BUM proudly announces Daniel Padilla’s first major concert entitled “Daniel Live” on April 30, at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Daniel, who is one of BUM’s celebrity endorsers, will perform old school rock and some of his songs from his latest album. As sponsor, BUM will also be giving away free tickets. For a minimum single receipt purchase of any regular Girl’s pants, get Daniel Live concert tickets for FREE. For more details, visit BUM is also the official licensed manufacturer of “Daniel Live” concert shirts and is now available exclusively at selected BUM boutiques.(Victory Mall Antipolo, EDSA Pavilion and Farmers Plaza)

Shake Things Up This Summer with the MILO Champion Mix

Get 1 free MILO Champion Mix Shaker with every 1-kg MILO pack

Manila, Philippines, April 25, 2013 – To give kids more reasons to enjoy the summer break, leading chocolate malt beverage brand MILO is offering a special consumer promotion that grants shoppers 1 free MILO Champion Mix Shaker for every 1-kilo MILO pack they purchase. Available in all supermarkets and groceries nationwide, the MILO Champion Mix Shaker comes in 3 cool collectible designs for every kid’s favorite sport - basketball, volleyball and soccer.

Everyone’s favorite chocolate drink is best enjoyed cold this summer, and what better way to combat the scorching summer heat than with the MILO Champion Mix, a winning blend of MILO, milk and ice, fit for every young Champion.

Philips offers 3 tips on throwing the best beach party

Sun, sand and shindig!

Partying may seem like the easiest thing to do, especially if it’s at the beach. But the perfect beach bash should be carefully planned out. So, if you’re planning to throw a mean beach party this summer, Philips offers these simple tips to make your bash one for the ages.

1. Bring the dance floor to the shore

A party will never be a party without the best music blaring through powerful speakers. And if it’s a beach party, you need a speaker that can withstand some splashing and bumping.

Mezza Norte Brings Foodie Fun To Trinoma Starting This May

Mezza Norte, Quezon City’s’ premier food and lifestyle food market, is making the big move to Ayala Malls’ Trinoma starting May 3, Friday.

From the same organizers who brought you Midnight Mercato at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig and Cucina Andare in Glorietta Park, Makati, Mezza Norte at Trinoma brings together great tasting and affordable home-cooked food, pastry and dessert finds from the kitchens of Quezon City and your favorite Mercato Centrale favorite food vendors.

Aljur Abrenica portrays life of a male prostitute in “Magpakailanman”

This is a true life story of a father who sacrificed everything – even his dignity – to save his ailing son.

Kapuso hunk and matinee idol Aljur Abrenica is starring in this Saturday’s episode (April 27) of the GMA drama anthology program, “Magpakailanman.”

The episode, entitled “Bayarang Adonis: The Kristoffer King Story,” features the true life story of Kristoffer King, a fledging independent actor who sacrificed his own dignity and resorted to prostitution to save his son ailing son.

MUSIC LYF: Fall Out Boy - Save Rock And Roll (A+lbum)

Multi-platinum Grammy®-nominated group Fall Out Boy earn their second career #1 Soundscan debut this week, as SAVE ROCK AND ROLL (released April 16th on Decaydance/Island Records) enters the Billboard 200 albums chart at #1 on first week sales of 153,700 copies.

Outside the U.S., SAVE ROCK AND ROLL is this week’s top iTunes worldwide story, entering at #1 in 27 countries including Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, PHILIPPINES, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and South Africa. The album entered at #2 in another 13 countries including the UK, Australia, Austria, Ireland, Brazil, and Russia. In all, the album entered inside the Top 10 in 60 countries including Norway, Argentina, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, France, India, and Poland.

Since the February 4 launch of SAVE ROCK AND ROLL, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and the tour, the band has been releasing an 11 part video series entitled "Save Rock and Roll: The Young Blood Chronicles,” and most recently launched the third part, “Young Volcanoes.”

“Well in advance of SAVE ROCK AND ROLL’s arrival, Fall Out Boy created a genius campaign to maximize the critical and commercial impact their new album would have,” said Steve Bartels, President & COO, Island Def Jam Music Group, “and it worked every step of the way. It is a solid tribute to the creativeness and versatility of the Island staff that such eclectic and varied music projects by Fall Out Boy, Bon Jovi and Justin Bieber have all debuted at #1 this year – and there’s more on the way!”

Fall Out Boy recently earned raves at Coachella when they joined 2 Chainz on stage for the remix version of “My Songs….” They also lit up the internet with their take on classic moments from Spinal Tap on Conan ( Next they perform on The Tonight Show on May 6 (11:35pm NBC).

Fans and the media have been raving about Fall Out Boy and SAVE ROCK AND ROLL:

"... life is more fun with Fall Out Boy than without them.”- Rolling Stone

“I think most of us have been frantically aware that rock ‘n’ roll absolutely needs some saving of late—so leave it to lovable rockers Fall Out Boy to come to its rescue!” - Yahoo

“Fall Out Boy really might just save rock and roll with this.” - Newsday

"Fall Out Boy have put together another amazing body of work," said David Massey, President of Island Records. "We anticipated a real appetite for them in the marketplace, but our expectations of both the band and their fans have been surpassed. It's a real testament to the special connection between them, their ability to instantly ignite the passions of this dedicated fanbase. The title of the record is quite appropriate: Fall Out Boy has created a monument on the musical landscape that’s been missing for some time."

SAVE ROCK AND ROLL is Fall Out Boy’s fifth studio album, and their second #1 debut (Infinity On High debuted at # 1in 2007). SAVE ROCK AND ROLL is the band’s first new studio album since Folie Á Deux in December 2008. Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy - Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar), and Andy Hurley (drums) - have appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone, Spin, Blender, and Alternative Press, among others. They have performed on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, and many more. In addition to their Grammy nod, they have won three MTV Video Music Awards.

SAVE ROCK AND ROLL Album by Fall Out Boy is now available in all record stores nationwide and online via iTunes Philippines under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines). Special thanks to SMART, Live More!

GMA Network relaunches international channels in the Middle East

Filipino broadcast giant GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) has announced its upcoming relaunch in the Middle East as it shifts to a new carrier for the exclusive distribution of its international channels.

Following the recent launch of GMA’s international news channel GMA News TV International, GMA Pinoy TV - its flagship international channel and GMA Life TV - the first international Filipino lifestyle channel - will also be widely available in the Middle East Region via My-HD, a pay-TV platform based in Dubai, beginning May 1. 

“We have decided to make the GMA Channels more relevant to our viewers in the Middle East by providing greater value and better service in this key market,” said GMA Network Vice President and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia. “With this new partnership in place, we are now offering the GMA channels at a more affordable price and have made them more accessible to more Filipinos in the Region."

Francia added that, “While we have decreased our subscription rate from 32.00 to 25.00 US dollars, GMA subscribers and followers can expect even bigger things from the Network with the improved standards of our programming. The My-GMA package from My-HD includes not only the GMA international channels namely, GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International, but also up to 28 English language channels, 14 of which are in High Definition.”

With its strengthened programming and enlarged presence in the Middle East, the Network is confident that it will be able to further grow its subscriber base in the ME Region, which has the second largest population of Filipinos abroad next to North America.

GMA International – the business unit that manages the distribution and operations of GMA’s overseas channels – is embarking on massive promotional efforts to ensure the smooth transition of its current subscribers. In fact, a total of 40,000 digi boxes, which already contain the entire line-up of My-HD including the MyGMA package, are being given out for free to Filipinos all over the Middle East.

HEALTHY LYF:Fighting the Diet Shift

Aqiva partners with moms to help ensure proper nutrition for their children.

Every mom has her own story when it comes to feeding her child. With mealtimes becoming a common and daily struggle, moms have learned to cope with this problem in different ways. Some moms resort to bribing, giving treats or gifts whenever their child finishes his lunch. Other moms would tend to transform into “monster moms”, not yielding to their child’s refusal to eat. While others just give in, thinking that eating something unhealthy is better than not eating at all.

The Threat of the “Diet Shift”

Children are easily tempted by unhealthy food because to them, these foods seem to be more fun and exciting to eat, and taste better because of its flavors, colors and textures. This desire for unhealthy food heightens at age 4-7, as children start to make their own choices, and are able to voice out what they want. This is when the threat of the Diet Shift starts - the phase when the child may begin to prefer unhealthy food, or food that do not contain the right nutrients children need to keep their growth and development on track.

GMA News TV’s Pasabay On The Go Kicks Off April 29

Experience another on-the-go Serbisyong Totoo this summer from the country’s leading news channel as GMA News TV kicks off its fifth leg of Pasabay beginning April 29.

Now on its third year, PasabayOn the Go offers free bus rides to commuters traveling from North Avenue in Quezon City, the stretch of EDSA, all the way to Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

From April 29 to May 25, passengers only need to sign up and get their tickets at designated GMA News TV Pasabay ticket booths located at Ayala Malls Trinoma along North Avenue and Market! Market! in Bonifacio Global City.

The Hunger Games Showing on Star Movies This Saturday

On April 28, 2013, Sunday at 9 PM, Star Movies will premiere one of 2012’s biggest box-office breakthroughs, “The Hunger Games,” on pay TV. This film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book series of the same name was a critically acclaimed top-grosser, and audiences will be excited for the chance to enjoy the action-packed drama that entertained millions of moviegoers once again in the comfort of their homes.

"We were so excited to carry the title that we acquired the rights as early as when the project was at the script level. We believed in the film's appeal and were bent on being the first to deliver quality content to our viewers," said Rohit Tharani, programming head of Star Movies.

MUSIC LYF: Richard Poon launches pop album Legends this April 26 at Eastwood

Say goodbye to the local Big Band Crooner, as Richard Poon goes back to pop with his latest album Legends, which will be launched this April 26, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Eastwood Mall Open Park, and April 28, Sunday, 7:00 p.m., Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill.

In Legends, Richard traces his pop roots by singing some of the biggest pop artists in the international music industry - classics by Lionel Richie (Truly), Whitney Houston (All At Once), Barbra Streisand (Evergreen), Madonna (Borderline), Barry Manilow (Ready To Take A Chance Again), among others.

“This is an interesting point in my career,” says Richard. “Aside from being with a new label (Universal), I am also going back to pop after years of doing big band.”

Richard adds that he welcomes the challenge with open arms, and he hopes that people will continue supporting him and his music.

DepEd to ‘redistribute’ teachers to address shortages and overcrowding

The Department of Education has issued new guidelines for the equitable deployment of public school teachers to address teacher shortage and overcrowding in various parts of the country.

DepEd Memorandum No. 22, series of 2013 sets the rules for deploying teachers in order to optimize student-teacher ratios nationwide, including cases when teachers can be reassigned to other schools. “We need to be able to transfer teachers from one station to another to address the problem of overcrowding,” says Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro, FSC.

Krista Kleiner Host Mercedes Benz F1 Event in Malaysia

Beauty queen-turned-international concert artist Krista Kleiner hosted the recent Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 party in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Held last March 23 at the Zebra Square, the event was highlighted by a high-end fashion show, live band performances, a sneak preview of their latest models as well as the presence of their race drivers who flew in for the race scheduled the following day, March 24.

Although she had already hosted other high-end fashion and lifestyle events in Malaysia and Singapore since last year, Krista excitedly confessed that it was her first time to host an F1-related event.

70% water, 100% life: The Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2013

Our bodies and the earth share one of the most important things that sustain life – water. With both composed of 70% water, humans and the earth share an interest in respectively strengthening our bodies and in being conserved, long enough for future generations to enjoy healthy bodies and a healthy world.

Water is a critical component in ensuring that our bodies are not only hydrated, but also that all essential nutrients are properly circulated throughout our system. As we grow older, we have less water in our bodies; the same thing happens when we become less fit and more fat. One of the easiest ways to stay healthy is to run – not only does it improve circulation, weight loss, and oxygen flow, it also lessens stress. Since running is a strenous activity, it’s important to keep yourself hydrated with the bottled water that empowers you to reach for it – Summit Natural Drinking Water.

The LEGWORKS Booze Cruise

Hit the music… pop up the booze… hop aboard… it’s time to party on a yacht! Turn up the beat as Legworks Events Management and Consultancy brings you the hottest pulse-pounding wild euphoric event this summer – The Legworks Booze Cruise.

Unleash that inner party soul of yours as we cruise along the serene waters of Manila Bay. Let that body sway in a carefree attitude to the heart-thumping beat of disco music courtesy of our guest DJ on-board. Heat up your veins on the inclusive two cocktail drinks of your choice. As if it is not enough to enliven your spirit, thirteen different kinds of mixtures are available on our mobile bar aboard giving you such cocktails as Margarita, Pole dancer, Cosmopolitan, and Venom. 

Hot New Shows and Sizzlin’ New Seasons on beTV this April!

After losing their mother 27 years ago to a mysterious and demonic force, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) were raised by their father John (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America and how to kill them. Last season, they encountered their worst enemy yet, Leviathan, which took the form of billionaire Dick Roman plotting to devour the human race. 

The Winchesters, fallen angel Castiel (Misha Collins), and young prophet Kevin Tran (Osric Chau) defeated the all-consuming beast, but left Dean and Castiel in Purgatory, and Sam all alone. The 8th season of Supernatural begins as Dean escapes Purgatory with a mysterious comrade who is perhaps more than he bargained for, and Sam has to reconcile the life he found without Dean when he suddenly returns. As the two brothers struggle with their unexpected reunion, they make a shocking discovery that could lead them on a deeply personal mission to settle old scores. Recap the last 4 episodes of Supernatural Season 7 on April 26 from 6:00 PM. Then catch the premiere of Season 8 at 10:10 PM on the channel that serves up only the best of the TV — beTV.

Summer Treats from GMA News TV's Freetime

Enjoy the summer even within the confines of your office with the latest serving of GMA News TV's FreeTime! 

Beginning April 25, FreeTime will provide much needed summer treats and other offerings for hard working professionals in selected business centers in the metro!

FreeTime kicks off at the World Trade Exchange in Binondo, Manila on April 25, continued at the Tektite Towers in Ortigas on May 10 and at the JELP Business Solutions Center in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong for its last leg on May 16.

Merienda With Senatoriable Sonny Angara

Though I met a lot of celebrities and personalities, I do want to meet politicians, and future leaders of the country. As shapers of the future of the nation, I as a citizen would like to meet and ask them questions that has been in my mind, which could affirm my loyalty or change my support. 

In the past years, I have been able to meet some of them but would have so little time to ask them questions, since I was not yet a blogger back then. But now I was able to meet and know them more personally. Recently I met Senatoriable Sonny Angara, who is the son of Senator Edgardo Angara, and also a congressman in  Aurora Province. 

My family was associated with the Angaras back in 1998 elections, when Sen. Edgardo "Edong" Angara ran for Vice President, we did campaigning and postering in Laguna. My mother knows his Senatorial staff and at some point helped us when my father needed medical assistance. And last year, I met Sen. Angara at the Senate together with other bloggers. I notice that they both share the same passion as lawyers and the legistlature and working low-profile.

REEL DEAL: Star Trek Into Darkness SPOTLIGHT

Star Trek Into Darkness : on a deadly manhunt to capture those who devastated the Starfleet
by Emy Abuan

This Summer of 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

MUSIC LYF: Krista K Makes A Mark With "Feel So Good" Album

Its quite a common senario when Beauty Queens would venture into showbiz, but to go on a world tour with music legend Julio Iglesias, be part of the biggest Malaysian Music Awards, and launch her own album is a very outstanding achievement that goes beyond the crown. These are the things Krista Kleiner have achieved after being Binibining Pilipinas 2010 International. 

Now she is known as Krista K. so she wont be just tagged as just the Beauty Queen but also an artist that really loves to sing and dance. She also loves to do songwriting and her album contains all original compositions by her. For the Philippine version, it contain 3 bonus tracks. We will also review the CD in listening room soon. Her carier single "Feel So Good"'s music video has over 1.5 Million views already and was shot in various locations like Manila, USA, Paris  and many more.  She is now finishing the MTV for her new single "Bading Ka Ba Baby?"  which is sounds catchy using gay lingo words for the lyrics. 

Lanco and Younghusbands Hold First Tribeca Footbal Festival

Summer may bring in the heat, but its also a perfect time to go more outside and do more sports especially for the kids. Soccer is a growing popular sport in the Philippines with the rise of the Philippine Azkals in the international football scene. And this cause the boom of Football schools over the country
With more and more kids embracing this high action sport, it would be possible that we can make future soccer stars like Phil and James Younghusband. Last April 21, Tribeca Private Residences conducted their first Invitational Football Festival in cooperation with Chelsea FC Soccer School which conducts their matches and practice at their Football field. We have several videos here showing what happened during the Football Festival.

Korean pop superstar Psy is Asiana’s new ambassador

Psy, who skyrocketed to worldwide fame with “Gangnam Style,” has signed as Asiana Airline’s (OZ) new honorary ambassador.  The Korean pop star, whose real name is Jae-Sang Park, has been credited for boosting Korean pop music or K-POP’s popularity on a global scale, and helping to widely promote Korea as an international brand. 

Under the agreement, Asiana will fly Psy in top class seats to any Asiana destination worldwide for one year.  In turn, the pop star will support Asiana’s internal corporate events, PR and marketing projects, and through video shoots as Asiana’s honorary ambassador for social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

Support Your Senatoriables with #7Election at 7-Eleven

Elections may happen once every three years which makes it monumental at the same time changes the course of history. With a lot of people vying for positions in the government, it would be best that the people make wise decisions in choosing the right candidate for the job.

With surveys showing standings of candidates, results varies but it would also let you think what the majority would go for. Surveys are OK for me, but it also serves as a challenge for other candidates that their campaign may not be enough to convince people to vote for them. I know that there are a lot of candidates worthy of the position especially in the senate. And most of them were not even unheard throughout the campaign period.


Join The SM Store & Parisian SUMMER GIVEAWAY III 

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PAGCOR Donates 2 Billion to DepEd

PAGCOR  donated  PhP 2Billion to DepEd intended to build 2,000 classrooms. This is in response to the call of DepEd to fill in the shortages  of classrooms in public schools nationwide. DPWH shall be in-charge of the construction of the classrooms because of their expertise in the construction of highways, buildings and other infrastructure facilities. The selection of the school beneficiaries willl be determined by PAGCOR in compliance to the list of shortages to be provided by DepEd.

The funds will be turned over to DPWH for and in behalf of DepEd for the construction of classrooms. Target date of completion is December 2014

Camera Juan: Pelikulang Binuo ng Mamamayan airs Sunday on GMA-7

This Sunday, April 21, GMA News and Public Affairs presents another groundbreaking election project that, unlike most television programs and specials, paints a picture of the Philippines not from the media’s point of view but from that of the ordinary Filipinos’ themselves. Titled Camera Juan, it is an ambitious undertaking that hopes to demonstrate the power of the watchful citizenry.

A collective film woven from various video contributions from ordinary Filipinos, Camera Juan depicts scenes of wrongdoing, social struggles, and even acts of modern-day heroism as witnessed by the citizens in their day-to-day living.

XSTIG: Style meets sound with the new Philips SoundShooter

Colorful, compact speakers work with any Bluetooth device

Sound quality, more than anything, is what makes a speaker worthy of a place in your living room stand. They can also earn a spot in your bag (or even your pocket) if they are ultra-portable. But what if there’s a speaker that offers high audio quality, portability and style? Would it earn a place in your sound-loving hands?

That looks to be what Philips is precisely going for with its new portable speaker, the Philips SoundShooter.