Dockers Signature On-The-Go Khaki Stretch: for looking dressed to impress

With new technologies and trends, professionals are more competitive than ever and changes in the workplace are necessary. For professionals nowadays, multi-tasking and restrictive deadlines just won’t hack it; there must be work-play balance, too.

To attain this, professionals now are inclined towards collaboration and creating a positive and friendly corporate environment wherein employees have reduced work stress that, in turn, results in diminished absenteeism.

On the other hand, there are work-related matters that are also affected by the changing times. The corporate dress code is one. These days, employees are increasingly seen donning outfits that they’d wear at a typical night out, something that was not ideal or allowed before. While workforce nowadays may be averse to donning traditional office attires, must they totally disregard propriety and decorum when dressing up for work?

The doctor is always in with MediCard’s My Pocket Doctor

MediCard, a leading health maintenance organization (HMO) provider, gives a time-saving and convenient option to get medical consultations anytime, anywhere with the My Pocket Doctor.

Dr. Nicky Montoya, president of MediCard Philippines, says, “My Pocket Doctor is definitely a game changer especially in the medical field. It is also our way of using modernized technology to make medical consultations handy for everyone. With less waiting time, patients can now get in touch easily with a medical doctor and get consultations instantly, at the comfort of their homes or offices.”

UNICEF Pacific urgently responding to Government appeal and needs of children after worst ever Cyclone Winston in Fiji

Less than 36 hours after Cyclone Winston devastated Fiji, UNICEF Pacific has begun assisting those most affected, in partnership with the Government of Fiji. UNICEF today began to distribute pre-positioned emergency supplies in Fiji, with a focus on distribution to worst-affected communities.

UNICEF Pacific Deputy Representative Isabelle Austin said “In the immediate aftermath of a disaster such as a cyclone, UNICEF’s first priority is to ensure the protection and wellbeing of the most vulnerable, including children, pregnant women and new mothers. Our thoughts are with those most-affected communities, many of whom have lost everything and are now beginning to pick up the pieces. UNICEF is working around the clock preparing supplies for transport and distribution through the Government of Fiji, which is providing extremely strong leadership on this response. UNICEF will also continue to assist the Government with rapid assessments that will take some time to fully complete given the incredible scale and complexity of this disaster.

Jardine inks five-year deal with SeedWorks for new hybrid rice seeds

Taking part in the Philippines’ bid to strengthen its rice sufficiency, Jardine Distribution Inc. (JDI) inked a five-year distributorship agreement with SeedWorks for its US Agriseeds hybrid rice seeds last January 18 at the SeedWorks office in Singapore.

Jardine Distribution, Inc. currently has in its portfolio quality hybrid rice seeds such as TH-82, US-88, and Quadro Alas – all aimed at boosting the government’s efforts to make the Philippines a top rice exporter in the world once again. This significant move will likewise help local farmers produce substantially better rice and provide a hedge against abnormal weather patterns such as the lingering El Niño in the country right now.

The perfect movie for Holy Week: “RISEN” exclusively at SM Cinema

Just in time for Holy Week: SM Cinema presents a cinexclusive entitled “RISEN:” an action, mystery, and drama film as told by a roman soldier commanded to disprove rumors of a risen Messiah in order to prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

RISEN is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked to solve and refute the mystery of a “Messiah’s” resurrection in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to avert a revolution in Jerusalem. Following the directive of Roman prefect Pontius Pilate who had been urged by the Pharisees and scribes to seal and guard the tomb of the supposed “King of the Jews,” Centurion Clavius was forced to resolve the conspicuous investigation of a tomb found empty three days after the Messiah’s execution. Initially speculating the involvement of the Christ’s disciples in stealing the body of Yeshua (Jesus as referred to Hebrew name in film), Clavius finds himself on a road of self-discovery, on who Jesus Christ truly was, and possibly why the mighty Roman Empire had felt threatened.

The mic is off, the battle is on! Catch Dennis Trillo and Tom Rodriguez battle it out on ‪#‎LipSyncBattlePh this Saturday, February 27!

Sino’ng bet mo, Kapuso?

Lip Sync Battle is an original series from the US that has become part of pop culture and a huge viral sensation. The show has featured a number of A-list Hollywood celebrities such as Anne Hathaway, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, John Legend and Justin Bieber.

In the Philippines, GMA Network has acquired the rights to produce Lip Sync Battle Philippines. The show will be hosted by multi-talented artist & Kapuso ace comedian Michael V together with TV host-actress Iya Villania as color commentator.

Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" to Touch New Generation‏

Disney’s “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera, and the free-spirited bear Baloo. Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa, a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie, who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, “The Jungle Book” is inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, with an approach all its own. “We embrace the mythic qualities of Kipling in the more intense tonal aspects of the film,” says director Jon Favreau,“but we left room for what we remember from the ’67 film, and sought to maintain those charming Disneyesque aspects.”

“Kipling’s stories follow Joseph Campbell’s ‘hero with a thousand faces’ view of mythic storytelling,” adds Favreau. “You have the rise of the hero—a young boy coming of age in the jungle in this environment with all of these archetypal characters. As a filmmaker I find this as very fertile soil.”

Kipling’s stories have been adapted several times in the 12 decades that followed their publication. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated movie, “The Jungle Book,” was overhauled when Walt Disney felt that early drafts, which retained the darker tone of Kipling’s stories, were too serious. Released on Oct. 18, 1967, a year after Disney’s death, the film became a beloved classic. With iconic songs like Terry Gilkyson’s “The Bare Necessities” and the Sherman Brothers’ “I Wanna Be Like You,” the film’s soundtrack still inspires instantaneous humming and toe-tapping today. Disney’s “The Jungle Book” was released theatrically two more times, as well as in-home video, DVD and Blu-ray releases, earning fans across generations and rooting Mowgli and his animal friends and foes in hearts around the world.

“The bond between Mowgli and Baloo made a very strong impression on me as a kid,” says Favreau. “It reminded me of my own relationship with my grandfather, who was a big part of my life. I really like that Mowgli is rambunctious, always getting into trouble. He isn’t the standard well-behaved kid, but a bit precocious—a ‘Dennis the Menace’ type. He isn’t intimidated by these big wild animals, in fact, he’s completely at home among them. He’s a tough kid but also very vulnerable emotionally, especially with Baloo.

“There was a fun quality to Disney’s classic animated version of ‘The Jungle Book,’” continues Favreau. “I loved the music and I remember having vivid dreams about the characters. The scenes that made a big visual impression on me—that I am carrying over to this version of film—are images of Mowgli going down the river on the belly of Baloo, the python Kaa with its hypnotic eyes, and the majesty of those elephants marching by.”

The wild adventure swings into Philippine theaters in 3D on April 06, 2016. “The Jungle Book” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow the official social media accounts of Disney in the Philippines, namely, (FB) WaltDisneyStudiosPH, (Twitter) @disneystudiosph and (Instagram) @waltdisneystudiosph and use the hashtag #JungleBookPH.

Eric Bana Makes the Toughest Choices in "The Finest Hours"

Australian actor Eric Bana (“Hulk,” “Lone Survivor”) plays Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff, the commanding officer of the Coast Guard station when the storm hit, in Walt Disney Pictures' gripping sea rescue tale, “The Finest Hours.”

The film is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history in the U.S. Presented in Digital 3D, the film transports audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale.

Meet, greet and team up with Kiefer and Jeron in a shootout hosted by Akari

Akari, the country’s top lighting and electrical brand, brings its Dual Power ambassadors, Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng to SM City Fairview on February 27, 2016 for a meet-and-greet. Aside from this, lucky Akari customers will get a chance to play alongside Kiefer and Jeron in a shootout.

Interested participants must make the qualifying purchase from February 16 to 26, 2016 in selected Ace Hardware stores for a chance to join this event. Aside from the opportunity for an interaction with Kiefer and Jeron, end-users who purchase P2,000 worth of Akari products will get an 8GB USB Card for free, while a purchase worth P1,000 will entitle them to an Akari USB Light.

Visit the nearest participating branch of Ace Hardware for a chance to get up close with today’s collegiate basketball superstars.


Lent is already here for the year, and beyond the anticipation for fantasy and heroic films, it is also the year for a whole new movie with a biblical adaptation. Columbia Pictures comes up with the movie RISEN starring Joseph Finnes and Tom Felton.

Risen takes its gospel inspiration starting from calvary and the death of Jesus. Tribune (Finnes) is a Roman official who was assigned and oversee execution and burial orders from Pontius Pilate. However the simple task became complicated with the "disappearance"  of body of Yeshua. Now it becomes a political crisis for the Romans and religious dilemma to the Pharisees.

Though the story of Tribune is not canon, the film takes inspiration from all the four gospels, historical accuracy, and woven into a new perspective of the story of Christ as it focus on his promised resurrection and ascension. Though there are several creative inputs for the film, they made sure it is still within the scriptural interpretation.

Shop ‘til you drop with Araneta Center’s The Great Leap Year Sale

Here’s a fantastic way to spend the leap year: Shopping at Araneta Center’s The Great Leap Year Sale, where you can experience huge discounts while walking through shops jam-packed with sale items!

Experience a fun and affordable shopping spree and head over to Ali Mall, Gateway Mall and New Farmers Plaza on February 26-29, 2016 and shop ‘til you drop as you look through fabulous finds with prices up to 70% off!

Don’t miss out on Araneta Center’s awesome sale! Follow Araneta Center’s social media accounts at on Facebook, @AranetaCenter on Twitter, and @thearanetacenter on Instagram for updates.

Main Trailer of Disney's "Jungle Book" Roars with Action‏

The main trailer of Walt Disney Pictures' new, imaginative take on the classic children’s adventure “The Jungle Book” roars online and may be viewed at

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves.

DepEd: Graduation rites 2016 should be simple and non-political

The Department of Education (DepEd) has set out the guidelines for the end of school year rites both in public and private elementary and secondary schools nationwide with emphasis on simple and non-political graduation rites.

Based on DepEd Order No. 7 series of 2016, the education agency stated that all graduation ceremonies should be scheduled on or before   April 1, 2016 and that the rites should be simple, solemn and meaningful events.

“While we recognize that graduation marks a milestone in one’s life, let our focus be on our sense of community and personal responsibility as graduates whose journey in life has just begun,” Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC emphasized.

Eye protection for gamers

Gamers spend an average of 5 hours a day in front of a computer, and with the long hours spent online—building armies and forts or destroying opponents in the battlefield –gamers are most prone to a common eye disorder called digital strain.

Digital strain is a condition caused by prolonged exposure to harmful blue light emitted from the excessive use of digital devices such as computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones. It is characterized by symptoms such as constant headaches, eye fatigue, redness and blurred vision. If left untreated, digital strain may lead to more serious eye disorders like retinal damage, which can contribute to age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

"Miracles from Heaven" Book Now an Inspiring Family Film‏

Based on the non-fiction book by Christy Beam, Columbia Pictures' faith-affirming drama “Miracles from Heaven” brings to the screen the incredible true story of the Beam family. The film is directed by Patricia Riggen, from a screenplay by Randy Brown, and stars Jennifer Garner, Martin Henderson and Queen Latifah.

When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution.

After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.

Knowing her daughter's miraculous healing was too significant to keep to herself, Christy Beam decided to put Anna’s amazing story into a book. She compiled all the notes and journal entries she had written during her daughter’s recovery to help her recall important facts. The result was Miracles From Heaven: A Little Girl, Her Journey to Heaven, and Her Amazing Story of Healing.

Cumberbatch, Bieber Lead the Funny Cameos in "Zoolander 2"

Confirming its status as a beloved homage to the world of fame and fashion, the list of cameos appearing in Paramount Pictures' new comedy “Zoolander 2” reads like a who’s who.

A stark difference from their experience recruiting participation on the first film, the sequel found eager fans inside the real world of fashion and celebrity, now in on the joke and eager to be involved. “The movie has now lived in the consciousness of the fashion world and we found people were eager to be a part of it this time around, which is great because they are a part of the story in a major way. I think it adds a reality even though it’s a silly comedy. To have that intersection is really exciting,” says director and star Ben Stiller.

Three, Two, One, Arai! Classical Guitar From Japan Sets One Night Concert On March 20

Independent Philippine Art Ventures, Inc., presents an afternoon of contemporary and classical guitar music with three outstanding artists from Japan who will play solos, duets, and trios at 530 pm on March 20, at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium in UP Diliman.

Concertgoers are encouraged to enjoy the UP campus that bustles with activity on Sundays. People hike, bike, walk, picnic, fly kites. The family-oriented concert will be a good way to cap a Sunday.

Featured artists: Tomonori Arai and Duo Trussardi

TOMONORI ARAI was born in Shibuya, Tokyo. He started guitar studies 
at the age of six with his father Kazuo Arai. In 1991, he began to take lessons from Yoshinobu Hara. Tomonori won First prize at Junior Guitar Competition, Student Guitar Competition, and Spanish Guitar Music Competition that year.

Key Hitachi Officials Lead Social Innovation Forum in the Philippines

We always look forward to what new technology can revolutionize the world and make it a better one. But would it be better to be part of that change and lead us altogether to that vision? Recently, Hitachi Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”), recently hosted the “Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in Philippines” at New World Makati Hotel. The aim of the forum was to discuss the need for sustainable solutions to address the challenges facing the Philippines and the region.

Key leaders of the company like Mr. Arnel Paciano Casanova, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philippines Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), graced the event as guest-of-honor.

The Social Innovation Forum provided an opportunity to discuss technological answers to various societal issues particularly in the Philippines. The keynote speech by Mr. Hiroaki Nakanishi, Chairman and CEO of Hitachi explored global mega trends that require Social Innovation and how Hitachi’s expertise can drive these opportunities.

Rivals Turned Buddies Derek & Hansel Return in "Zoolander 2"‏

The fashionably unbreakable tandem of male models Derek (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) returns in Paramount Pictures' hilarious comedy, “Zoolander 2,” the sequel to the 2001 cult classic “Zoolander.”

The road to Derek and Hansel’s return to the big screen was long and winding, spanning 15 years and several incarnations. With each incarnation throughout the development process, the return of the duo of Derek and Hansel, was unwavering, constant, and always central to the story.

When operating in a world as outrageous as that of male models in the fashion industry, the strength of the characters is what essentially grounds the movie, and director and screenwriter Ben Stiller knew the return of the core tandem was paramount. “At the end of the day people connect with characters. When someone tells me that they love Zoolander, to me that means that they love the characters and Derek and Hansel, because they are what make it what it is,” remarks Stiller.

"Cinderella's" Holliday Grainger Weathers "The Finest Hours"‏

She most recently delighted audiences as one of the cruel stepsisters in director Kenneth Branagh's “Cinderella” opposite Lily James and Cate Blanchett.

Now, British actress Holliday Grainger stars in Disney's sea rescue tale “The Finest Hours” as the headstrong fiancée of Chris Pine's character, who has no problem speaking her mind, especially when it comes to her fiance's safety.

“The Finest Hours” is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history in the U.S. Presented in Digital 3D, the film transports audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. The film also stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster and Eric Bana.

“Miriam is an interesting character,” says Grainger. “She is so strong and determined to get what she wants, and even though she’s an educated woman, all she really wants is to get married. I loved the idea and the style of the 1950s and that kind of small town regional American mindset, which was a headspace I’d never really played before.”

Says director Craig Gillespie, “Miriam is this very independent woman, which feels a little unusual for that time period, but she actually ends up challenging Chris Pine's Bernie to think for himself. Portraying a powerful woman is such a great opportunity for an actress, and Holliday does a superb job of maintaining that fine line between being strong but not too intimidating. The chemistry between her and Chris is just beautiful, and you really are yearning for them to end up together.”

Miriam’s journey throughout the film is to be able to comprehend the world that Bernie comes from and to learn to be secure in the fact that marrying him means marrying into that world. She explains, “Bernie cares about her so much and doesn’t want to introduce her into his world of danger because he’s saving people’s lives every day and doesn’t know when—or if—he’s ever coming back.”

“The movie is as much about the rescue mission as it is about the challenges of a relationship and how one makes the decision to fully commit to be with someone,” says producer Jim Whitaker, “and so in a way, what’s happening at sea is like a metaphor to what’s happening on shore, and Miriam is the anchor of that emotional journey, both for Bernie and herself.”

The way Bernie and Miriam met is a story in and of itself: she was a telephone operator and listened in on one of his calls where he politely cancelled a date due to a flat tire, and was smitten. “She heard his voice and said ‘that’s the man I’m going to marry,’” she says. “They dated on the phone for several weeks and got to know everything about each other before agreeing to meet, and the rest is history.” Bernie and Miriam Webber were married on April 16, 1952, as planned, and remained married for 58 years until Bernie passed away in 2009 at the age of 81.

In addition to the historical facts and details which the filmmakers wanted to be sure were believable and technically accurate, it was also important that the characters’ relationships were authentic as well. “We wanted to be very specific and very clear with how things happened, and the scene in the film where Bernie and Miriam go on their first date is verbatim from the story,” says Whitaker. “Being able to get those nuances and truths makes it all the more interesting and allows us to present such unique individuals, and both actors were great at being able to run with it.”

Opening across the Philippines on March 02, “The Finest Hours” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures. Follow the official social media accounts of Disney in the Philippines, namely, (FB) WaltDisneyStudiosPH, (Twitter) @disneystudiosph and (Instagram) @waltdisneystudiosph and use the hashtag #FinestHoursPH.

What 30 Days of Snow Caps Glutathione Can Do For Me?

I love to discover new wonders and treatments that can help me improve physically and mentally as a person. Glutathione is one of the most popular forms of supplement that was popular to Filipinos because of its skin whitening side-effect. But aside from that what does it do to our bodies?

For this I went ahead to do a challenge of trying Glutathione, specifically Snow Caps Premium Glutathione Capsules which is also endorsed by the Pambansang Bae Alden Richards. I am hoping that this will bring the #InnerBae in me!

A box contains 30 capsules which is perfect for a month of daily dosage. It was suggested that one should take a capsule in the morning where the effects are at its most optimal. 

Adele Announces New Single ’When We Were Young’

“When We Were Young” is the latest single to be taken from Adele’s third album, '25'. Adele wrote her soul ballad track with Tobias Jesso Jr. & produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, with lyrics that talk about reminiscing past memories with a loved one

This month Adele will embark on a sold-out tour of the UK and Europe, which commences on Monday February 29th in Belfast. Her sold out tour will continue in the US, Canada and Mexico later in 2016 - all dates can be found on her website:

Adele’s viral carpool karaoke video with late-night show host James Corden recently smashed YouTube records. The first was for “most viral late night video since 2013” for racking in more than 42 million views in its 5 days, and then followed by “the most-watched late-night clip ever”. The clip has now earned nearly 78 million views.

Shakira Sings Theme Song, Voices Gazelle Character in "Zootopia"

International superstar Shakira lends her Grammy®-winning voice to Gazelle, the biggest pop star in the animal city of Disney's “Zootopia.”

She also sings the all-new original song, “Try Everything,” written for the film by GRAMMY®-winning singer-songwriter Sia and songwriting duo Stargate. (Watch a featurette about Shakira and the song at

Performed by Shakira, “Try Everything” exemplifies the lead character, Judy’s journey from small-town bunny to big-city cop. “I think that they really captured the spirit of the movie,” says Shakira, “not only in terms of the music, but the lyrics, too. It’s a song about being unafraid of your dreams and being willing to fight for them.” 

Actual Suicide "Forest" Spooks Director While Prepping Film

Award winning storyteller and director Jason Zada makes his feature film directorial debut with Columbia Pictures' terrifying horror-thriller “The Forest,” starring Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney and produced by David S. Goyer.
(Watch the “Say Something” clip from “The Forest” at

The film is set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman (Dormer) comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings not to “stray from the path,” Sara dares to enter the forest to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead who now prey on anyone who crosses their paths.

Chris Pine, Off to a Daring Sea Rescue in "The Finest Hours"

When Chris Pine is considering upcoming projects with which to become involved, a clear indication for the actor is a screenplay he can read in one sitting. With Walt Disney Pictures' “The Finest Hours,” he couldn’t put it down.

(Watch the clip “Just Go Back” featuring Chris Pine at

“The Finest Hours” is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history in the U.S. Presented in Digital 3D, the film transports audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale.

New "Ghostbusters" Teaser Poster Features Iconic Logo‏

The teaser poster for Columbia Pictures' “Ghostbusters” reboot is now up online, featuring the iconic No Ghosts Allowed logo, coupled with the original's catch-phrase, “Who You Gonna Call?”

The studio also unveiled an image of the Ecto-2 motorcycle which is rumored to be the ride of Chris Hemsworth's character, plus the date the teaser trailer officially arrives: March 3, 2016.

Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, “Ghostbusters” is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!

Kristen Wiig plays Erin Gilbert, a particle physicist, academic firebrand, spectral warrior; Kate McKinnon is Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineer, munitions expert, and proton wrangler; Melissa McCarthy is Abby Yates, a paranormal researcher, supernatural scientist, and entity trapper; and Leslie Jones is Patty Tolan, a ghost tracker, municipal historian, and metaphysical commando.

Aquabest Opens Soup Kitchen

Aquabest the country's premier water station franchise is reaching out to its local community by opening a soup kitchen for indigent people.

Every Friday afternoon the company operates a soup kitchen dispensing hot meals to the poor at its head office along Quezon Avenue. Since it started operating this February, the soup kitchen regularly serves dozens of underprivileged people.

The soup kitchen is part of the company's efforts to give back to society and is a reflection of the Christian values that underpin the company's operations. "As a company we have to strive to make a positive influence in our community. And our efforts here however small can help our underprivileged brethren that other people still care about them" says Carson Tan the company's President and CEO.

Fashion Villains Mugatu, Alexanya Join Forces in "Zoolander 2"

Comic geniuses Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig band together as the fabulous evil villains Jacobim Mugatu and Alexanya Atoz, respectively, in Paramount Pictures' hilarious comedy sequel, “Zoolander 2.”

So iconic that he can be identified by silhouette, Jacobim Mugatu stands alongside some of the most revered and reviled villains in cinema history. With a penchant for outrageous outfits, small dogs, latte-throwing, and the ability to determine who is really hot right now, Mugatu is a truly unique character unlike any other.

International Pyromusical Festival Week 2: United Kingdom and Italy

It has become a tradition during this period to watch the sky light up with beautiful fireworks with the International Pyromusical Festival which happens these season. The opening happened last week with Philippines and Portugal. And recently, Italy and United Kingdom showcased their entries for the Festival which is attended by family, friends, and also a romantic spot for lovers since it is also the love month. Now on its 7th year, it never fails to amaze everyone.

Bring Out The Athlete In You With SKLZ Elite Workshop

Summer is here and aside from vacations and free time, it a great time to improve our game with sports and training. For more than 30 years and with over 35 branches nationwide Chris Sports has been committed to helping athletes and enthusiasts improve their game by providing the best sports and fitness equipment. As part of this commitment, Chris Sports also organizes and supports events in the athletic field to harness the passion for sports and fitness.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Sequel Shares Character Posters‏

Each ninja turtle gets his chance to shine in the newly released character posters from Paramount Pictures' new action-adventure “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.” See Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Donatello in their moody, solo one-sheets below.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” is the sequel to the 2014 hit film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The film is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman and is directed by David Green (“Earth to Echo”). Michael Bay (the “Transformers” franchise) returns to produce alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, with Galen Walker and Scott Mednick also producing.

Disney’s “Zootopia” Southeast Asia Exclusive Art Drawn By Thai Animator

“Zootopia,” from Walt Disney Animation Studios, features a team of filmmakers from all over the world. From Southeast Asia, there are five hometown heroes, specifically from Singapore and Thailand, each of them with different roles in the production of the movie. From lighting artists to modeler, these hometown heroes are based in Burbank, California, working alongside the directors of Disney’s Zootopia, Byron Howard and Rich Moore.

To celebrate the global release of Disney’s “Zootopia,” a special series of Southeast Asia exclusive art has been drawn by Fawn Veerasunthorn, a Thai story artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. For Disney’s “Zootopia,” Veerasunthorn was responsible for visualizing the script into panels of drawings.

How inclusive education benefits children with varying sets of needs

Curiosity runs wild in children. As they explore the world around them, they ask endless questions about people, places, situations and things they see. They have this sense of wonder that both rouses their imagination and engages all their five senses, eventually fueling their creativity.

At this point in their children’s journey of discovery, parents and guardians must seize the opportunity to point out life lessons and values that could help shape the little ones’ character and moral foundation. 

However, in modern families where both parents juggle being professionals and maintaining a household, they can only do so much to explain ideas and concepts so kids can see life a bit more clearly.

DepEd produces a new breed of educ leaders

In its continued commitment to provide quality basic education to Filipino learners, the Department of Education (DepEd) stepped up its education management through the Superintendents’ Leadership Program (SLP).

SLP aims to strengthen leadership and management in education. It aspires to further the level of competency of all Schools Division Superintendents (SDS) and other school officials amidst DepEd’s ever-advancing policies, strategies, and organization. It is anchored on the survey that the DepEd conducted to determine the challenges, opportunities, and skills set that are integral to the changes brought by the K to 12 Program.

Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said, “This leadership program is not only for the public schools of DepEd. I think that this is the high time to institutionalize this program for the both public and private institutions in this country. I hope that this program will be enlarged and enhanced for us to reach others. ”

Disney's "Zootopia" Head of Story is a Pinay!

Another Filipino artist rises atop the global animation stage with the release of Disney’s new animated feature, “Zootopia” whose Co-Head of Story is Filipino-American Josie Trinidad. She oversees the story team, which is responsible for translating the script to its first visual form.

Trinidad joined Disney Animation Studios in 2004 as a story apprentice. Once she completed training, she was hired as a story artist. Her Disney credits include 2009’s feature film “The Princess and the Frog,” the 2010 adventure “Tangled,” the arcade-game-hopping “Wreck-It Ralph,” and shorts “How to Hook Up Your Home Theater” and “The Ballad of Nessie.”

Enjoy exclusive 20% off tickets to Chris Botti concert with Citi Credit Cards

Watch award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti and
musical legend Sting using your Citi card to buy
 “Together, Up Close and Personal” tickets at 20% off.
Citi cardholders can grab an exclusive 20% discount on ticket prices to the highly-anticipated concert “Chris Botti and Sting, Together Up Close and Personal” when they purchase from now until March 3, 2016.

The concert, slated on March 3, 2016 at the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in Resorts World Manila, features jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, whose 2012 album “Impressions” won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. The multi-awarded Botti has performed alongside legendary musicians such as lead singer Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, composer David Foster, tenor Josh Groban and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, among others.

Botti will perform on stage together with iconic musician Sting, a multi-instrumentalist and lead singer of the popular British rock band “The Police” who gained fame for hits such as "Don't Stand So Close to Me", “Every Breath You Take”, and "Message in a Bottle." Sting will sing a number of his greatest hits during the concert.

Marvel Studios Begins Production On “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2”

Principal Photography Begins in Atlanta for May 5, 2017 Release

Marvel Studios has begun principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017. The production will shoot at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Slither”). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness”) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (“Spectre,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Drax; Bradley Cooper (“Joy,” “American Sniper”) as the voice of Rocket; Vin Diesel (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7”) as the voice of Groot; Michael Rooker ( “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jumper”) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Big Short”) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Gilmore Girls”) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (“Oldboy”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby,” “Everest”), Chris Sullivan (“The Knick,” “The Drop”) and Kurt Russell (“The Hateful Eight,” “Furious 7”).

Rousing Action And Stunning Visual Effects In “GODS OF EGYPT”

The power of ancient myths and the imagination of today’s most gifted storytellers have come together for the action fantasy adventure movie “Gods of Egypt,” a grandly entertaining spectacle that transports audiences into a vivid universe of larger-than-life figures locked in epic battle.

In this “Gods of Egypt,” the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek (Brenton Thwaites) undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the spectacular final confrontation.

Rivering Transoceanic Flight In “LOST IN THE PACIFIC” With Brandon Routh On Board

Brandon Routh stars in his latest action movie in “Lost In The Pacific,” China’s first ever feature film in English which also stars Zhang Yuqi, Russell Wong, Bernice Liu.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Vincent Zhou, “Lost In The Pacific” finds Routh playing the role of a mysterious chef aboard a luxury airline on its maiden journey. “Lost In The Pacific” is set in the near future 2020 when the inaugural flight of a grand commercial aircraft, filled with elite passengers, is forced to make an emergency landing on a  strange island after encountering a terrible storm while traversing the Pacific Ocean. Routh plays a high profile yet mysterious chef with military background who soon realizes that some people on the island might be “hijacking the plane”.

ARMM to bring Grade 10 completers to Senior High School

The Department of Education (DepEd) has enjoined the education stakeholders in the Autonomous Region Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to encourage Grade 10 completers to enroll in the Senior High School in June 2016, noting that there are only 19,658 early registrants out of the target 28,915 students.

“Look for those Grade 10 students who have not enrolled yet in SHS,” Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said.

Luistro made the pitch during the K to 12 Summit held recently at the Notre Dame of Jolo College where hundreds of education stakeholders—students from public and private schools, parents, teachers, and school division superintendents pledged their support for the full implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Program.

First Trailer Rolls Out for "The Purge 3: Election Year"‏

Universal Pictures has just rolled out the first trailer of its upcoming suspense thriller “The Purge 3: Election Year” which may be viewed at

Expanding the universe introduced in the hit franchise that electrified the culture and earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures’ “The Purge: Election Year” reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America to keep this country great.

‘Echorsis’ trailer excites moviegoers

MOVIEGOERS of all ages express excitement with the horror-comedy film "Echorsis" after its official trailer was released online last week.

"Echorsis: Sabunutan Between Good and Evil," which features the triumvirate of comedian John Lapus, Callalily vocalist Kean Cipriano, and award-winning independent film actor Alex Medina, received overwhelming reviews from netizens who called the movie "one of the most awaited comedy flicks of the year." The film was directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Lemuel Lorca and was written by Jerry Gracio.

“THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR” Based On Indian Folklore And Abandoned Village

“The Walking Dead” and “Prison Break” actress Sarah Wayne Callies brings another yet indelible impression in the upcoming hair-raising horror movie “The Other Side of The Door,”  where she plays Maria, an inconsolable mother who lost her son in a tragic accident.

Set in mystical India and based on Indian folklore, “The Other Side of the Door” follows a  family who lives an idyllic existence abroad until a tragic accident takes the life of their young son. Maria, the mother, learns of an ancient ritual that will bring him back to say a final goodbye.  She travels to an ancient temple, where a door serves as a mysterious portal between two worlds.  However, when she disobeys a sacred warning about never opening that door, she upsets the balance between life and death.