Friday, September 28, 2012

Villard’s Cup @ Starmall San Jose Delmonte Bulacan


Helping our Sportsmen achieving their fields of sports thru Villar’s Foundation


It was a fine Sunday afternoon in the  24th of Sept., 2012 where the last match of the games will be played by all of the most promising players of billiards from all the municipalities and town’s of Bulacan. I happened to witness the match up games of the Finalist for the afternoon.

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2nd Placer Edwardo Lim  of Meycauyan on the left and  Edgie Geronimo of Marilao , on the right won the 1st  place.


  Both of them do their best to win the contest but so happen  that its  the turn of Edgie Geronimo who somehow got the lead and did not give any chance to Edward to steal the game.


 Mrs. Villar is the one who gives a Congratulatory talk and given the prizes steak to the 1st: Edgie Geronimo (Marilao) , 2nd: Eduardo Lim (Meycauayan) , 3rd/4th: Resty Labastida (Bocaue)/Roberto Bilicario (Sta. Maria)


A new breed of billiard players whose competence cannot just be ignored and may be given a chance to compete with the International match ifever they  will win with the past years winners of the Villar’s Cup Champions.



It was a day of  funfilled exhibition games with Efren Bata Reyes, Django Bustamante , Ronnie Elcano and Dennis Orcullo together with the 1st and second placer Edgie Geronimo and Eduardo Lim.

Here’s the Final Listing of the contenders of  Villar’s Cup Bulacan League:

1st   Edgie Geronimo (Marilao)

2nd: Eduardo Lim (Meycauayan)

3rd/4th: Resty Labastida (Bocaue)/Roberto Bilicario (Sta. Maria)

5th/6th: Kennet Matheu Garcia (Marilao)/Marlon Glinogo (Bulacan)

7th/8th: Jonas Paolo Ramos (Baliwag)/William Trinidad (Angat)

Here’s the link of my pictures of the Villar Cup @ San Jose Delmote

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Maroon 5 Goes Beyond Loud



Maroon 5 Photo by Bruce Casanova (2)

All roads led to the Big Dome last Tuesday and fans from all over the city filled the iconic coliseum to the rafters in an unprecedented turnout as the pop-rock band Maroon 5 held the Manila leg of their Overexposed World Tour 2012. Although this was the third time the band performed on local soil, it seemed like it was their first as the event quickly turned from a one-night concert to a historic musical experience in the Philippine concert scene.

The queues at the newly-transformed Grand Atrium of the Smart Araneta Coliseum said it all. It was a veritable sea of humanity as excited fans snaked through the lines to enter the venue. There was a mad rush to buy the merchandise and the glow sticks around the coliseum concourse before they positioned in their places. No one wanted to miss a second of the much-awaited performance. Who could blame them? The mad scramble for tickets to the concert started as early as June when these were uploaded on TicketNet Online. In just a few days, the concert was sold out.

Maroon 5 Photo by Bruce Casanova (3)

When Maroon 5 finally came on stage, the screams went beyond loud. Adam Levine and his band brought the house down with the opening number, “Payphone”. Glow-sticks illuminated the Big Dome as Adam Levine wowed the crowd with favourites that catapulted them to worldwide fame like “This Love,” “Harder to Breathe,” “Won’t Go Home Without You,” “Misery” and much, much more. Aside from their hits, the band also gave worthy covers of The White Stripes (Seven Nation Army), Justin Timberlake (SexyBack) and Human League (Don’t You Want Me). They even teased with samples of the dance craze “Gangnam Style” only to rouse the crowd and lead them to their finale number of “Moves Like Jagger.”

Levine also showed why he is considered as one of the world’s leading pop icons with his tireless energy as he crooned, rocked, and screamed their hits to the tens of thousands of Pinoys  in attendance. He sang, he played the drums and guitar, he teased, he rocked the Big Dome into a frenzy. No fancy stage-work and production was needed as the lead singer’s stage appeal and his band’s musical prowess were enough to keep the crowd electrified throughout the night.

The choice of venue couldn’t be more apt as the Big Dome has hosted numerous global icons in the past and has been the Philippine home of foreign acts for decades. It is but fitting that Maroon 5, a band that was able to deliver an iconic concert to their Filipino fans perform in the only iconic venue in the Philippines.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

SM Cinema Brings the IMAX Experience to Davao


SM Cinema Brings the IMAX Experience to Davao


SM Cinema, the country’s leading film exhibitor, continues its quest to elevate this country’s cinematic experience by bringing in state-of-the-art theater technology. Introducing the IMAX Experience to the Filipinos is one of SM Cinema’s ways of delivering world-class quality entertainment.

One of the highlights in the opening of SM Lanang Premier is the opening of the IMAX Theatre. IMAX Lanang opens with 467 seats and a digital projection system that can support both 2D and 3D films.

IMAX is the world’s leading film entertainment technology. It utilizes laser-aligned digital audio feed in addition to a revolutionary projection system that enhances image quality and display, delivering unparalleled and realistic sound and visuals.

IMAX is more than a technology; it is an experience. The IMAX Theatre is designed to fill your field of vision and engulf you in sound so powerful that it is almost tangible. IMAX screen is several times larger than the screen of the standard theater, delivering an image so large that it fills your entire field of view. The screen is slightly curved and the seats are angled to allow audience to have an unobstructed view of what they are watching. The IMAX image is several times larger than any other cinema format, offering far greater resolution than the 35mm film. All these contribute to bringing images to life like no other—making you feel you are part of the movie and not just a mere spectator.

The immersive movie-viewing experience that IMAX brings is made possible by IMAX Digital Media Remastering (DMR), the transformative process used to enhance and optimize the image and sound of Hollywood feature films for the IMAX format. During this process, IMAX spends hours, weeks and months working directly with the filmmakers and technical teams of each film on dozens of ways to enhance the movie, including adjusting the saturation, contrast, brightness, re-mixing the soundtrack, and a bunch of other variables in virtually every frame.

The result delivers an unparalleled image and sound quality that is designed specifically for IMAX theatres. Watching a film in an IMAX Theatre gives you a unique experience; it allows you to lose yourself in the scenes unfolding before you. With IMAX, you are absorbed by the movie.

Through SM Cinema, Filipinos are able to enjoy the IMAX Experience--an experience that takes you beyond the edge of your seats to a world you have never imagined.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012





Gear up in your neons and reflectors as adobo Magazine, the country's premier advertising and brand communications publication presents its third edition of adobo Run After Dark, the magazine's trademark Halloween-themed night run and flagship event of the year.

This year’s incarnation sets the stage for an estimated 5,000 runners on October 20, 2012 at the SM Mall of Asia complex with assembly time scheduled after sundown. Runners are encouraged to add to the spectacle by donning their creepiest and craziest Halloween costumes, with cash prizes at stake for best in costume, aside from the top runners of the 5K, 10K and 15K race categories.

Unlike the usual day runs, adobo Run After Dark promises a unique experience for participants as they are treated to all-night festivities after completing their feat, with live music, fireworks displays, and free flowing beer!

Run, party and light up a home as part of the proceeds from registrations will benefit the My Shelter Foundation, headed by social entrepreneur Illac Diaz. Their pet project, ‘Isang Litrong Liwanag’ was also launched at last year’s adobo Run After Dark and has since gained worldwide recognition and support from the United Nations for the grassroots lighting program. Visit for more information.

Organizing this year’s race is Princess Galura of Event King who is behind other popular and successful running events such as the Condura Skyway Marathon, NatGeo Run, and Alaska’s Iron Man competition, among others. Event King’s participation promises to raise the bar further on technical aspects of the run, while ensuring a fun time to be had by all.

Telco heavyweight Smart Communications leads the pack of newcomers supporting as event partners this year, along with SM Mall of Asia, Greenlite Banner, Timex and hydration partners Summit Water and 100 Plus. Returning partners Meralco, McDonald’s, St Luke’s Medical Center and Videosonic complete the roster of sponsors. Media partners include Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer,, The Bullrunner, Multisport Magazine, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Runnersworld, WheninManila, Mellow 94.7 and 99.5RT.

Interested parties can register online at In-store registration is also available at R.O.X. and Runnr, both in Bonifacio Global City, Second Wind at 45, Malingap St., Teacher’s Village, Q.C. and at the adobo magazine office at OPVI Center, 2295 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati.

For inquiries, please email or call/text 0917 432 8479.





A once bestselling author who is suffering from writer’s block finds inspiration once again writing about his ideal girl whom he named Ruby Sparks. Paul Dano, whose remarkable performances in “Little Miss Sunshine” and “There Will Be Blood” stars in “Ruby Sparks,” a story that his real-life girlfriend Zoe Kazan wrote. The movie is fittingly brought to life by married pair of directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris whose previous feature “Little Miss Sunshine” was nominated for four Academy Awards® including Best Picture.

Paul Dano stars as Calvin who finds true love out his work of fiction. Inspired to write about his ideal girl after a long hiatus, Ruby Sparks suddenly comes to life and in Calvin’s apartment, filling every gap of his once solitary existence. But in Calvin’s case, fear is holding him back both in his professional and romantic pursuits. “He’s definitely missing something in his life. There’s an absence. There’s sort of a hole,” notes Dano.

Ruby is custom designed specifically to fit into that hole, but when she shows up in his life she also opens up a whole new world for Calvin, who has long dwelled in the limbo between youth and adulthood, not ready to take the leap. Dano explains, “I think before Calvin can properly love somebody he has to learn to love himself. His relationship with Ruby could be a really beautiful thing but he has to grow up before he can do it right. Calvin is learning that you can’t control life and he’s got to get comfortable with that.”

Once Calvin is convinced that Ruby is not his own wild hallucination but someone everyone can see and hear, he realizes he is going to have to explain her to the people in his world – from his family and friends to his shrink and agent. Surrounding Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan in these colorful roles are some of Hollywood’s most accomplished and popular actors including Annette Bening as Calvin’s mother Gertrude, Antonio Banderas as Gertrude’s boyfriend, Elliott Gould as Calvin’s psychiatrist, Steve Coogan as his literary rival and Chris Messina as his brother – each of whom were drawn by the story’s mix of comedy, romance and emotions.

Three-time Golden Globe® nominee Banderas and four time Oscar® nominee Bening came aboard to portray Calvin’s New Age mother Gertrude and her bohemian lover Mort – who charm Ruby as much as they irritate and embarrass Calvin with their sexual liberation.


Banderas had a lot of fun with Mort’s cloying charm, and the filmmakers enjoyed watching him dive headlong into the role with no inhibitions. Says producer Yerxa: “Antonio as Mort embodies this kind of overt sexuality and free-form, anti-establishment playfulness. He’s totally effusive and loving and that’s what makes Calvin, who is wound pretty tight, resist him. I can’t wait for the audience to see how Annette and Antonio play off each other.”

Gertrude gave Bening a chance to do something quite different, as producer Albert Berger explains: “The great thing about Annette in this role is we haven’t seen her play this type of woman ever. In many of her roles, she brings both a comic and serious intensity, and extends that in a new direction.”

For Kazan, knowing that Bening would take the role was itself a kind of dream come true. “When I heard she was going to do the movie, I cried, because I knew this was real,” she recalls. “Having her and Antonio together was like a supernova. There was something so connected in them that you feel like these two people could really be a couple.”

“Ruby Sparks” opens this Wednesday, September 19 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

More Value, More Life With Watsons







More Value, More Life With Watsons


There are many things we value in life. We value our family, health, relationships and ourselves. Whatever you value, Watsons values you. That’s why Watsons brings you great value offers so you can get more out of life.

See how these personalities share what they value & how they found great value in Watsons.

A Mother’s Unconditional Love


Watsons newest ambassador & elebrity mom Christine Jacob-Sandejas quips, “My family is really my life. It gives me joy to take care of my husband and five kids – keeping all of us healthy is a top priority. It’s a reality though that healthcare is rather expensive especially with a fairly big family such as ours. It’s good to know that we now have more choices when it comes to branded and generic medicines like what Watsons is offering.”

Christine is conscious that quality is non-negotiable despite affordability. With Watsons Buy Generics and Save counters, the best quality generic medicines are available with up to 80% in savings, all made by trusted pharmaceutical companies like Unilab, Ritemed, Sandoz, UHP, Pharex and others.

When it’s My Turn to Take Care of My Parents


As a Pinoy value of caring for elders, children give time and effort to give back to their parents. As Venus Raj, Miss Universe 2010 runner-up recalls “We were really hard up before. When we were kids my mom would do multiple jobs to support our family. And Nanay has been there for us all the time - raising us and keeping us in good health. Pipilitin nya kami to drink our medicines as required - on time and after meals. Now that I am able to provide for her, I make sure she gets the best care possible especially with her maintenance medications. I value my mom’s health that’s why I want her to live a longer life and have more time with our family. Ako naman ang mag-aalaga sa kanya.”

Known to many, most elderly illnesses are hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol & most of the time, the elders forget to take their prescriptions. With Watsons Compliance Packs, patients are reminded to strictly comply with prescription to win over their ailments. And the best thing about Compliance Packs, it’s priced up to 80% less than the leading brand.

Love for Myself


Since becoming a runner-up at the Miss Universe 2010, Venus Raj’s has become very occupied with the many facets of her new life - a beauty queen, a morning show host, an endorser and a daughter. And when the time to rest comes, she makes sure she gets to do the things she loves, too, like pampering herself with wellness activities.

Busy as a bee, Venus says, “Since I became Ms. Universe runner-up, life has never been the same. I got more than what I prayed and worked hard for. And now sabi ko sa sarili ko, no matter what I do, I would still think that there is no limit to what I can achieve. And dami ko pang gustong gawin at ma-achieve for me and my family kaya I really have to take care of myself.”

Like Venus, you too can reach the heights you want to conquer by staying focused and staying healthy all the time. With Watsons Comply & Save value offer, an SM Advantage Card member can enjoy the perks of more savings of up to 30% when purchasing featured vitamins & supplements.

For the One Who Means the World To Me


As head of every family and home, husbands and fathers are partners in home building and not just providers. Behind every man’s success is a woman who encourages and inspires. She is every man’s partner in the shaping of a happy home where dreams see fruition.

“To a woman like my wife (Christine Jacob-Sandejas), only the best lang talaga. We’ve been married for 12 years – Christine has supported me in all the ups and downs, and gave birth to our five great kids. In turn, of course I want to make sure that she is in top shape. It really amazes me how she is always ready to do different activities with me & the kids everyday! Christine takes care of everyone so I take care of her naman. She means the world to me,” gushed Paco Sandejas, loving husband to celebrity mom, Christine Jacob-Sandejas.

Staying at the pink of health has never been easier with the help of Watsons Health Packs – conveniently-packed adult vitamins and over-the-counter medicines to prevent daily illnesses. Health Packs are Watsons great way of rallying you to Be Ready, Be Healthy whatever your day may bring.

Watsons and You

Really, whatever you value, Watsons values you. Comply & Save, Watsons Health Packs, Watsons Compliance Packs and Buy Generics are just some of the value offers that aim to make quality healthcare within easier reach for all Filipinos. And beyond affordability, Watsons also has a strong network of well trained pharmacists that provide free health services and medication counseling. Watsons pharmacy -- bringing you more value so you can get more out of life.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012






Unlike any other Singing reality show on TV, ETC’s new show The Next holds no auditions and has no judges. What it does have is star power. Featuring Superstars Joe Jonas from the pop act The Jonas Brothers, rapper Nelly, pop legend Gloria Estefan and country star John Rich as mentors, the four travel across the U.S. to find and groom up-and coming musicians so that they can take the next step in their career. The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep is aired on Wednesdays @ 7PM beginning September 12.

Visiting the cities of Orlando, Baltimore, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles, the four mentors will find aspiring singers who have not only made a name for themselves in their home towns but also have a following on Twitter, Facebook or are regulars at the hottest clubs. The Next aims not to pluck aspiring singers from obscurity but to take proven artists and help them make the leap from local star to global sensation.

Another new program to watch in the channel beginning Sunday, September 16 at 8:45 PM is a locally produced show entitled, ETC HQ. Get up to date on what’s current, what’s in and what’s NOW!, ETC HQ offers viewers the latest trends on all things that interest the stylish youth. Hosted by the stylish trio of Mike Concepcion, Julia Sniegowski and Patti Grandidge,. .

Thursday, September 6, 2012





Not your conventional boy-meets-girl romantic story, “Ruby Sparks” leads us to Calvin Weir-Fields, (played by Paul Dano who also appeared in “Little Miss Sunshine,” “There Will Be Blood”) a literary wunderkind with an acclaimed first novel.


But since then, he’s been stricken with a stubborn case of writer’s block magnified by a dismal love life. In a last-ditch attempt to reignite his creative spark, Calvin begins to envision a female protagonist in his mind. Then one morning she steps off the page and into his life. Suddenly, Ruby (portrayed by Zoe Kazan who is also the film’s writer) is sleeping in Calvin’s bed, cooking in his kitchen, beguiling him in every way, with one mind-boggling twist: he somehow has the power to change her every time he sits at his typewriter. As Calvin tries to juggle this power, he faces a major dilemma as a writer and a boyfriend: what will it take to make this relationship from his imagination work in the real world?


It seems fitting that “Ruby Sparks,” a romantic fable about how two people weave a love story in and out of reality, was brought to life by a married pair of directors (Dayton & Faris) working with two actors who are also a devoted couple (Dano and Kazan). A sharp, modern take on the Pygmalion myth, “Ruby Sparks” is the story of a novelist’s vision who inexplicably comes to life, only to prove far more complicated than even he could have imagined. With a light touch and a dash of magical realism, the first screenplay from actress and playwright Zoe Kazan attracted the attention of Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, the married team who directed the run-away hit “Little Miss Sunshine.” The film takes an unpredictable route into fantasy, identity and the ways we invent love – and how love can re-invent us.


The duo decided to approach the story not as a sci-fi fantasy, but as something that is currently happening in the everyday world, no matter how bizarre it might seem to Calvin. “Even though the story is built around a fictional premise, it illuminates so many truths about relationships. We felt it was essential for the scenes to feel real and honest,” explains Dayton.

On the premise’s conception, Kazan shared that “I started wondering what might happen if a writer had a character come to life who could give him exactly what he thought he wanted romantically. How do you love the person you’re with completely without saying ‘I don’t want this part or that part?’ How do you make room in a relationship for two separate people? But things get very complicated because when you really love someone you have to love all of the person, not just the parts you’ve idealized.”

As Kazan wrote, she began sharing her work with her boyfriend, the actor Paul Dano, and though she had not set out to write something for the two of them, they couldn’t help but envision one another in the lead roles. “I think I was always subconsciously writing Calvin for Paul,” she muses. “But the weirdest thing is that I was writing a character who is writing my character! There was something very meta going on.”

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Kazan wasn’t so interested in the science fiction aspect of how a writer’s fantasy character might come to life – she was more intrigued by what would come next. How would a fictional creation fare in the midst of the messiness of real life, especially when the man writing her isn’t sure of exactly what he wants? There has been a long literary tradition of riffing on the man-made object made human: Shakespeare with Queen Hermione in “A Winter’s Tale,” George Bernard Shaw with Eliza Doolittle in “Pygmalion,” and Mary Shelley gave it another take with her “Frankenstein” myth. Kazan wanted to come at the concept from a literary perspective, exploring a writer who pens the lover he thinks he wants in his heart . . . but who makes him so nervous in the flesh, he is tempted to keep changing her.

“The story leaves some questions open for discussion,” concludes Faris, “we hope that people will leave the theatre with something to talk about.” Adds Dayton: “Despite this movie’s high-concept premise, we think audiences will identify with Calvin’s predicament.” Kazan chimes in, “I am so proud of the movie we made. After such a happy collaboration, we are really excited to share the film with an audience, hear their reactions, start that conversation.”

Ruby Sparks” opens September 19 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Chinoyprenuer Day preludes “ Chinoy TV business reality show”



PHIILIPPINE FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION Chairman Samie Lim talks about how franchising changes the culture of most businessmen today. These many  changes are  needed and should be implemented are new approaches and methods used  by many businesses today that manage to grow and at least survive this 21st century trend.


Passing the baton to the younger generation of Filipino Chinese students is their primary and main objectives of their program.


This new television program was reborn due to their reaching out and helping their community and new breed of young businessmen to continue their well known heritage in businesses.

CHInoypreneur is an advocacy project of Chinoy TV in cooperation with Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), Go Negosyo, Mansmith and Fielders and the Alliance of Filipino-Chinese Students (AFICS) wherein the primary aim is the promotion of entrepreneurship among the youth and to help improve the current state of Chinoy owned businesses by educating them with different tools, technologies and strategies in the fields of leadership, marketing, finance, information technology, human resources and etc. that would enable them to compete with the bigger and more established companies.  CHInoypreneur is also a movement which aims to foster unity among the Chinoy community in different industries.

To kick-off CHInoypreneur 2012, CHInoypreneur Day which is co-presented by was held last September 1 in Binondo Manila. It was a one-day business event that gathered the most influential business experts in the country today. The business gurus who shared their knowledge and insights were Samie Lim for franchising, Josiah Go for marketing, Randell Tiongson for finance, Paulo Tibig for basics of entrepeneurship and Michaelangelo Lobrin for positive mindset.

CHInoypreneur Challenge 2012 is a business reality show that will be participated by college students from De La Salle University, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Sto. Tomas, Philippine Cultural College, Chang Kai Shek College, University of the Philippines, and University of Asia and the Pacific. The show aims to provide a training venue that would allow them to sharpen their entrepreneurial skills by providing them real life business experiences.

Chinoypreneur will air in Chinoy TV on Net 25 starting this coming October.