Saturday, June 28, 2014


Last June 26, 2014 , Philippine Actress, VJ and television host Ms. Iya Villania, has been appointed and graced as celebrity endorser of the “Excellent Lifestyles” campaign for The Philippines at the launch of Taiwan Excellence Tour at the Fairmont Hotel Makati City.
“We have selected Ms. Villania for the role, thanks to her caliber of genuine multi-talent, a key attribute that brings her into close association with  Taiwan Excellence brands,” said  Walter M. S. Yeh, Executive Vice President of TAITRA. 

The campaign offers a variety of fantastic showcase that emphasizes on world-class quality of 54 participating brands, 175 products from information & communications technologies (ICT), home & living, sports & leisure industries. “I have witnessed growing popularity of Taiwanese brands that have long been established in several daily life products in many countries across the world,” said Villania. “I am deeply impressed by the story behind the innovation of many Taiwan Excellence award-winning products and it’s a privilege for me to be part of the campaign. With several products helping me keep up with my lifestyle, I can proudly speak out of how these products helped me keep up with my active lifestyle, which I believe, mean the same to Filipino consumers.”
Taiwan Excellence was established in 1992 by BOFT and TAITRA to encourage Taiwan industries to upgrade and incorporate innovalue into their products. The Award of Taiwan Excellence today is the highest accolade awarded to Taiwan products that encapsulate innovalue. The symbol of Taiwan Excellence heralds Taiwan’s ascent to world-class quality in product innovation, design and manufacturing, representing the highest standards which Taiwan products must meet to maintain its competitive edge in the global markets
Taiwan Excellence campaigns aim to raise brand awareness and preference for Taiwanese brands among Filipino consumers. These brands include the world famous Acer, Asus, BenQ, Transcend, Teco, Tatung, HCG, and SYM. The Taiwan Excellence assures Filipino buyers that they are purchasing world-class, innovative, reliable, and worthy products made to conform to the highest quality standards. 
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Contiki’s 12-day Costa Rica Experience


Making every moment count
Contiki Holidays is the legendary worldwide leader in holidays for 18 – 35 year olds. For over 52 years, we have been taking like-minded travelers around the world offering unforgettable experiences and memories in over 46 countries across five continents. The holidays’ duration range from quick breaks as short as three days to epic journeys as long as six weeks. We are committed to delivering outstanding value through our mix of original sightseeing, culture, adventure and fun with our diverse range of unique itineraries! From special accommodations (like our very own 16th century French Château), to amazing food, exclusive Backstage Pass access and the local know-how of our passionate team to take care of all the details, our travelers can get on with making every moment count.
Inspiring change
As a continuation of the Earth Month initiatives from last year in the Galapagos Islands, Contiki Holidays invited Mikael Daez, his videographer and brother Nicky Daez, and a selection of 11 other inspiring storytellers from around the world to travel to Costa Rica for our newest Contiki Cares partnership with The Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC). 

From 29 March – 07 April 2014, the group teamed up on a VIP conservation trip, based on Contiki’s 12-day Costa Rica Unplugged itinerary, with Contiki’s sustainability partner Céline Cousteau – a documentary filmmaker,environmental activist and granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau.The Storytellers took to Torteuguero Beach for two nights to track leatherback turtles, protect their nests from poachers in the area and were lucky enough to witness the incredible nesting process of two leather back 

They also experienced all that bio diverse Costa Rica has to offer in true Contiki fashion – zip lining through the rainforest, rafting through the rapids, taking a dip in the hot springs and touring the canals in hopes of spotting some of the beautiful wildlife native to the area.With the belief that storytelling has the powerful ability to inspire change, Contiki Holidays has released an inspiring short film of the Contiki Storytellers experience (

To encourage viewers to share the video with their peers and raise awareness of the human dangers currently faced by sea turtles, Contiki Holidays has also pledged to sponsor a turtle as each 250,000 view benchmark is reached.

Looking forward
Contiki winter and 2015 The autumn, winter and spring seasons are all about choice as Contiki offers 4 diverse ways to explore the sheer awesomeness of Europe – see it all on a Multi-Country, discover the local charms on a Time-Out Regional, hit the slopes on the epic Ski & Snowboard Austria, and join the party on a number of Festival trips. And just because the options are endless doesn’t mean the costs start to rise – exploring Europe during the low season gives travellers a lot for just a little. With 7.5% off Contiki Europe Winter 2014-2015 trips booked and paid before 29 August, there’s never been a better time to plan ahead and look forward to experiencing the unexpected magic that Europe has to offer in Winter. For a traveller on a budget, it’s the best way to go!

Friday, June 27, 2014

SM Supermalls gives away 10 fully-furnished SMDC Condominium units to Lucky Shoppers

Last Tuesday, June 24, 2014 SMDC and SM Supermalls launched their new promo and will give away 10 fully furnished SMDC condominium to their lucky shoppers.
SM launches its latest and grandest offering with the Shop & Win Condo Promotion where for a minimum of P1,000 purchase along with an E-Plus, SM Advantage, Prestige or BDO Rewards card entitles shoppers to a raffle entry for a chance to win 1 of 10 condo units. Shown in photo are SM top executives during the press launch last June 24, 2014 at the SMDC Grand Showroom, MOA Complex, Pasay City.
(L-R) Baldwin Golangco, President, SM Advantage Card; Jomari Banzon, Executive Vice President of SM Development Corp.; Hans T. Sy, President, SM Prime Holdings, Inc.; Steven Tan, Senior Vice President, SM Supermalls; and Edgar Tejerero, President, SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc.
For more details on this promo pls click this link,
The SM Supermalls Shop and Win Promo starts from June 22 up to November 22, 2014. Visit for more details. Like and follow SM Supermalls on and on Twitter and Instagram (@smsupermalls) for regular updates.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Fila Ambassadors , ‘ The Volcanoes’ heats up the public fans @ Fila Glorietta and Fila Mall of Asia with hunk Fabio Ide & Tessa Prieto Valdes

Last Sunday, June 22, 2014  , I happened to be the group of media that cover the meet and greet of the Volcano Ambassadors with the hunk Mr. Fabio and with fashion designer , columnist Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdez  who came in her signature the  Avante-garde fashion.
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Fila Glorietta II and SM Mall of Asia branch has been the main venue and it seems one of the most inviting sales magnet being the result of this  ,mainly  because Filipino’s are so attached to their fans and are typically sports loving people.
Fans are so engrossed with  their idols as they make their fila fan be signed and have a selfie photos as they are eager to make every moment memorable.
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This season I think is one of the most number of new models whether in shoes , bags and  accessories be it on shirts, shorts, jogging pants and other kind of accessories that a sportsman should and want to have.
Fila competes with the brand that cater the same product lines yet they make their commodities more reasonable in price yet with lot of new styles and of course durable but more  lower price compare to any other known branded products.
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Reinvented Roxee B, more Daring in and out of the Spotlight this month on UNO

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UNO has been one of the top selling men’s magazine on the country and last Sunday during the Toycon 2014 event. During the event, an unknown reason to other people maybe wonders why traffic has rage the streets of Ortigas , Yet I believe that the Autograph signing of Roxee  was one of  the major reason to the traffic jams that  makes the people come and buy the Issue of the Month  cover who represents  Roxee B
Even in various states of undress on the pages of this month’s issue, you can’t help but gaze at Roxee B’s face (familiar to most as the former Roxanne Barcelo).
The deceptively simple demeanor draws you in. Unlike most flamboyantly hot chicks du jour, this 15-year showbiz veteran still projects an aura of mystery you want to unravel.
Having done the teenybopper and reality show route, Roxee’s acting, singing and dancing chops have made her one of the industry’s durable stars. Resilience and work ethic are other obvious must-haves.
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“There are no short cuts to success, there’s also no easy way to fit,” she says. “Motivation, in particular, is very important.”
It’s as if, like you, she’s still figuring herself out while having a blast in the process. After releasing an album and appearing on shows as varied as the Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition and MTV Philippines’ annual VJ Hunt, Roxee took bigger risks by exploring hiphop and R&B in future music projects, and baring some skin on an Adolf Alix Jr. film. She’s also not shy about sharing herself, from her newfound love, fellow PBB alum Will Devaughn to her more intimate moments on social media.
“I just decided to accept myself for what I am,” she admits. And we can’t wait how she’ll surprise us next.
The rest of the beauties on UNO’s current lineup are equally beguiling. There’s OneFC’s Christine Hallauer and former General Luna frontwoman, Nicole Ascensio.
She’s just one of several singer/songwriters on our pages our top local musicians use about their all-time favorite OPM albums and influences. We also give you the reading equivalent of a backstage pass to one of the country’s hottest music festivals, Wanderlust.
And because we know that it’s the rockers and athletes who always get the girl, we sought advice from rising actor Alwyn Uytinco, star of the groundbreaking series Beki Boxer, on how to raise our game in love and live.
These stories and more tell us that it pays to move to your own beat. Find yours in this month’s issue.
UNO magazine is available in all leading bookstores and magazine stands nationwide.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Cover Girl Ryza Cenon sweetens and spices up UNO’s 2014 Swimsuit Special

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The second day of Toycon 2014, June 21, 2014 , Uno’s Autograph signing with  one of the most flawless beauties that possesses good looks .. Not to mentioned, she has a sexy and  beautiful body  too.
Beyond the sun-kissed centerfold of Ryza Cenon, one of the four cover girls of UNO Magazine’s 2014 Swimsuit Special, there’s more to the story.
We reveal to readers how Ryza is a sexy study in contrasts, shifting from sweetness to seduction in seconds. Take your pick.
The self-described homebody wasn’t shy about showing some skin when the job calls for it. But as the reel becomes real Ryza, it turns out her favorite space is the kitchen. The self-taught culinary whiz confesses her love for baking and cooking
“Knowing how to cook is more attractive to boys,” she teases. “It means you’re not just sexy but wife material.”
Ryza makes another admission: Despite her rising celebrity status, she remains an introvert. Nevertheless, her habit of trying extreme sports like bungee jumping, gives away her adventurous streak that most guys would like to unleash.
Joining Ryza as one of the cover girls of the special issue is indie film goddess Mercedes Cabral.The morena beauty has slowly but surely gained mainstream success through talent and insight. But those dangerous curves, seen on full display on our pages, undeniably help.
Hot momma (of two!) Aubrey Miles also appears on the cover, four years later since her first. Unveiling the perpetually toned and tanned body that befits a budding fitness icon, she proves that some things never change.
Our fourth cover, social media standout Danica Torres bares the assets that got her international car shows and modelling gigs.
Can’t wait to have your hands all over these goodies? Grab a copy of this dream issue.
UNO magazine is available in all leading bookstores and magazine stands nationwide.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Red Turnips brings, “Rabbit Hole” ,On it’s 2nd Season

The story in the movie I considered was tricky and very observant story of how a married couple is getting along, eight months after their 4-year-old ran out into the street and was struck dead by a car. They were leveled with grief. Their sex life stopped. They lived for a time in a daze, still surrounded in the house by the possessions of the child who no longer lives there.
Yet the good part  here is the couple through their determination to start all over again through genuine love with each other learned to start all over again as they joined a group of couples that does undergoes with the same kind of situation they are going through so that they can live the married life that they ought to.
And for this  play that was directed by Topper Fabregas, as we interviewed him say’s that the story stays the same but the approaches are typically in the context of Filipino styles  with a mixture of fun and somewhat heart breaking situations  with a different kind of typical approaches that we normally does , And somewhat has make it more peculiar and traditionally true on our culture.
Whereas this plays was composed of this bold and daring actors such as Ana Abad Santos, Topper Fabregas, Jenny Jamora, Cris Villonco, and Rem Zamora seems to touch and gives a unique ,classy  and typical Filipino style of life that they want to portray .
For their first season, they introduced CLOSER by Patrick Marber , a the 1999 Tony Award nominated play and COCK by Mike Bartlett that will be shown again this coming October and  surely this is one too will be worth watching out ,  specially for the lovers of theatrical plays.
"Rabbit Hole" stars Agot Isidro , Michael Williams, Che- Ramos-Cosio , Sheila Francisco and Ross Pesigan and will opens August 1 and will run all weekend of that month.
Directed by Topper Fabregas and Special Thanks to FILA as one of their major sponsors.

Tickets are available through TicketWorld ( 891-9999 )
Email Red Turnip Theater ( orhttps://www.facebook/RedTurnipTheater )
For only Php899 for Patron seats and Php1399 for Premium seats if you buy your tickets now ..
Promo runs until June 30 only.Valid for Aug. 8, 9, and 10 shows.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Colt 45 brings together Abra and Raymund Marasigan to release new hit single, “Sanib Pwersa!”


Colt 45 launches as the “beer brewed for brotherhood” with its Sanib Pwersa campaign, with its newest ambassadors Rapper Abra and Rock Icon Raymund Marasigan

Inspired by Colt 45’s new look, Abra and Raymund take the social media universe by storm by Filipinizing the fist bump by calling it “Sanib Pwersa!” In record time, the two great artists join forces and released a new hit single about Colt 45 and the depthof brotherhood it encourages.
If you listen closely to the words in Sanib Pwersa, you will hear both Raymund and Abra sing familiar phrases like “walang-iwanan” and “kapatiran na tapat” which Filipino’s take really seriously when it comes to friendship. The Sanib Pwersa song describes what it means to be a brother and how each brother has something unique to bring to the table “kanya-kanyang ambag sa mesa” that helps strengthen the entire barkada, the kind of spirit and brotherhood that Colt 45 beer wishes to encourage among Filipinos
“The new Colt 45 was brewed with brotherhood in mind from concept to conception,” shared Asia Brewery Inc. (ABI) Marketing Manager for Alcoholic Beverages Greg Anonas. “Embracing the idea of brotherhood allowed us to revolutionize the brand's flavor to optimize sharing, place the fist bump in our labels to symbolize what we stand for and to work with great artists, Abra and Raymund Marasigan, to the spirit of Sanib Pwersa to life!”
“It is always a delight to sing songs that celebrate the Filipino, and in the case of Sanib Pwersa, we celebrate the brotherhood that is uniquely ours,” shares Raymund. “Sanib Pwersa is about the story of Filipino brotherhood. How each and everyone contributes something to the table and how great things happen when you and your bros come together.”
image Rapper Abra as one of the new ambassadors of Colt 45
“Well, I guess people have heard me do a lot of collaborations with other artists but it is the first time for me to do a collaboration that mixes rap and rock, and with none other than the Raymund Marasigan,” adds Abra.
A fist bump (Sanib Pwersa) means more to Filipinos than just a simple hand gesture among friends. It represents sincerity and loyalty among the people who deserve to be called their “bros or brads”, a privilege that’s earned and proved over time, and not given automatically.
The brand ambassadors of Colt 45 show how sanib pwersa replaces the traditional handshake when coming together with your bros just as Colt 45 aims to replace the traditional male bonding beverages with cold, delicious bottles of Colt 45.
“The fistbump is significant to every brotherhood as it signifies a deep agreement among friends. It also signals great things to come when bros come together,” shares Abra who admits how inherent the fistbump is to every Filipino barkada.
Filipino bros can now buy the all-new Colt 45 at 711, Padi’s Point, major supermarkets, and sari-sari stories nearest their area at the suggested retail price of Php 21 per 330mL bottle.
Join the Colt 45 Philippines brotherhood today through our Facebook community page, Colt 45 Philippines, and follow us on Twitter at @Colt45PH. Make sure to use the hashtag #sanibpwersa. Subscribe also to our Youtube channel Colt 45 Philippines.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

EMPIRE Golf & Sports Shop Now Open in SM Clark Pampanga

EMPIRE GOLF & SPORTS SHOP is a Filipino owned global sporting goods company that markets and sells golf equipment , golf accessories and golf lifestyle related produ. cts in more than 5 cities all over the Philippines-  Manila, Cebu, Bacolod, Bulacan, Pampanga . Empire Golf & Sports Shop sells Titleist , the worlds #1 maker of golf balls, putters, drivers, as well as FootJoy, the world’s #1  maker of golf shoes.

Empire Golf & Sports Shop, also sells its products through golf retailers or pro shops and sporting goods retailers. It also licenses its name, trademarks and service marks for golf, lifestyle products including golf apparel, golf shoes, golf bags, headwear, practice aids and travel gear.
Empire Golf & Sports Shop was founded by businessman and trader Mr. Christopher Tang, now the company’s President & CEO. The very first company store was named Dynamic Sports Corporation with its early beginnings at 18th Kamuning Road, Quezon City. It was only in the year 2011 when they opened the very first Mall outlet at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City and christened the store EMPIRE GOLF & SPORTS SHOP.
Now, Dynamic Sports Corporation is the exclusive distributor of Global Sporting Brands like, Titleist, FootJoy, SKLZ, Pinnacle, HEAD, Toalson, Gamma , Ashaway, Mares/Scuba Academy Manila, Deuter, Ultimate Direction, Zoggs, and Hardcourt. With the opening of the 12th outlet in the northern side of Manila, in the SM City Clark Pampanga, we promise to bring the golf enthusiasts and golf professionals more exciting products, activities and promos and to create the excitement for non-golfers to come and try out our very dynamic designs in apparel and shoes that can go beyond the fairways and be your next lifestyle brand”, says Mr. Fatima Salvedia, the Empire Golf & Sports Shop Store Operations Manager.
Empire Golf & Sports Shop is located at the Ground Floor of SM City Clark Pampanga, for product inquiries you can call Manila office at (+632) 9251578, or email us at or send us a message via

Monday, June 9, 2014

#Best Friend Ever, Globe Celebrate National Best Friend Day with GoUNLI20

Last Sunday , June 8, 2014 Globe  celebrates a day of friendship with the National Best Friend’s Day, where best friends whose visiting any of the six  chosen malls and has been   simultaneously making the day a memorable one in SM North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia, SM Baguio, SM Megamall, Ayala Fairview Terraces and Ayala Cebu and spending their weekend with their Best Friends and  enjoy exciting activities, freebies and prizes. 
A token of this commemorative bracelets has been given as a proof of registrations , as perks and of course as a symbol  for friendships and or as lover.
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Friends who comes along with each other enjoys their games of how they know each other well. And prizes were given to the respective winners and participants.
Globe Telecom  brings the  National Best Friend’s Day to the Philippines alongside the launching  of its new offer GoUNLI20 for prepaid subscribers.
Globe as the digital brand for the youth, leads National Best Friend’s Day only in the Philippineies with fun activities.

“We are excited to offer to our prepaid customers our newest calling and surfing combo GoUNLI20 which allows them to keep in touch with their best friends at a price that’s within their easy reach. We understand that calling makes conversations more meaningful and personal, so we give them a promo that enriches their relationships anytime, anywhere. A real friend calls and with GoUNLI20, we give everyone the opportunity to be a real friend by calling all you want to make your presence felt all the time,” shared Issa Cabreira, VP for Globe Prepaid Business. 
GoUNLI20 is an all-in-one prepaid promo perfect for best friends and pals to stay connected with each other at an affordable price.

For only P20 a day, Globe customers can enjoy unlimited calls to Globe/TM, 15MB of surfing, and 20 texts to all networks, allowing them to keep their bonds and connections intact may it be via call, a text message, or a social media post. 
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Special “Best Friends” cards with Globe Prepaid SIM has been distributed to those who will be at the Globe Best Friend’s Day till closing and may dedicate this card to their friend. Globe Prepaid customers can also enjoy the new GoUNLI20 for free this National Best Friend’s Day. 
And for the Grand Prize a Free Trip to Boracay has been drawn at the end of the event and Announced to Globes FB Page and a corresponding text will be received by the winner. 
To be in the loop this National Best Friend’s Day, Globe invites netizens to share their wonderful moments and experiences with their BFFs on social media using the official hash tag #BestFriendEver.
To register to GoUNLI20, dial *143# for free or text GoUNLI20 to 8888. To know more about GoUNLI20, visit