Monday, May 25, 2015

Caltex Fuel Your School boosts STEM learning for Metro Manila’s highest need Senior-Ready Public Schools



The MOA signing for Caltex Fuel Your School was attended by (left to right) DepEd Undersecretary Mario Deriquito, CPI Policy, Government and Public Affairs Manager Raissa Bautista, DepEd Regional Director for NCR Luz Almeda, CPI Country Chair Peter Morris, and American Chamber Foundation Philippines President Edwin Feist.

Caltex Philippines through  CHEVRON Intl. helps the nation from having Grades 11 and 12 for this coming season by giving out P1 peso for every 4 liters being gas up by every customer who would make Caltex as their products on every kind of automobile or SUV they have had. This move helping the students of every Nation that they see would need assistance  has been a great help on other Asian countries and maybe one of their giving back on what has been given of them the trust and being widely known products in the world.


Manila, Philippines – In anticipation of the needs of incoming Grades 11 and 12 in 2016 for public schools, Caltex is helping thousands of public high school students in Metro Manila see their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) projects come alive through the Caltex Fuel Your School (FYS) program launched today in Caltex Mabini station.


“From June 15 to July 15, 2015, we will donate one peso (P1) for every 4-liter fuel purchase made by motorists at participating Caltex stations in Metro Manila. We aim to hit P5 million in this campaign month. The donation will then be turned over to our project partner American Chamber Foundation of the Philippines (ACFP) that is tasked to qualify submitted project proposals as well as the purchase of qualified STEM classroom projects,” announced Peter Morris, country chairman of Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI).

On the other hand, the Department of Education of the Philippines as FYS project partner shortlisted the 33 highest-need public senior high schools in Metro Manila as beneficiaries qualified to receive a maximum of P150,000 per school in STEM classroom materials.

“Caltex Fuel Your School strongly reflects our company’s continued commitment to education. I believe if you take a combination of quality school equipment, passionate teachers, and motivated students, that’s when education becomes very powerful. Through this project, we hope to further empower the teachers and spur the students’ interest to help them excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” adds Raissa Bautista, CPI manager for Policy, Government & Public Affairs.


“This program is a most welcome partnership with Caltex considering that the Philippines is about to implement the senior high school program next year where STEM is given equal importance along with other tracks. The donation answers our need for additional equipment to give adequate training and preparation to our students,” said DepEd Regional Director for NCR Luz Almeda.

FYS project partners estimate that at least 700 teachers and 9,000 students from the senior-ready public schools will benefit from the FYS program.

Driving FYS through Social Media

Aside from supporting the program via fueling at Caltex, the FYS partners also invite the public to help the schools by viewing and liking their favorite schools’ qualified projects as posted on the Caltex Philippines Facebook page at or via . The FYS leaderboard in the website will be regularly updated to reflect ranking of the projects that generated the most to least likes. Projects will be funded in the order of their July 15 leaderboard rank. The top three projects with the most number of fan likes at the end of the FYS campaign will each receive an additional brand new laptop as bonus prize.

The program also encourages social media users to help the schools get their STEM wish list by promoting their projects online. Chevron, for instance, has an ongoing FYS awareness volunteer campaign among its employees, retailers and other business partners by urging them to create selfies and groupies using FYS props and posting them as their Facebook profile photos during the FYS campaign period and sending the FYS PH link so their own FB friends can also vote.

“It has been one of my dreams to see my students in a well-equipped laboratory room where they conduct experiments, manipulate the microscopes and discuss their findings. I’m just so glad this can become a reality through Caltex Fuel Your School,” said Cecilia Santiago, science teacher from M. Araullo High School in Manila.

ACF President, Edwin Feist shared “Caltex Fuel Your School is a wonderful program that helps bright and talented students who do not have sufficient funds to support themselves. We’re certainly delighted to work with Chevron in this innovative campaign to promote STEM education to local schools where assistance is highly needed,”

Caltex Fuel Your School is part of Chevron’s Energy for Learning Initiative, which supports educational programs that create opportunities for individuals to acquire new knowledge, gain new skills and be exposed to different ways of thinking.

For more information about Caltex Fuel Your School, visit or contact the FYS hotline at 399-2505. Vote and help promote a FYS classroom project via Caltex Philippines Facebook page at

About Chevron Philippines Inc.

Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high quality products and services. There are close to 700 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The Chevron products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® fuel and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® and Delo® oils. More information on Chevron Philippines Inc. is available at

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Securing NBI Clearance Becomes Easier Under New System



Good News to every Filipino who are securing NBI Clearance, the long lines will now come to an end with their new E-payment System which has been more convenient and from the manual 6 Steps for procurement down to 3 Steps which can be processed anywhere , anytime at you most convenient place you want to. With the full implementation of its On-line registration, Appointment and E-Payment system, securing an NBI clearance at last has become faster, easier and more convenient.


From a 6 Step process, the new system has considerably reduced the entire process into three (3) steps; 1) On-line Registration Appointment and e-Payment;



2) Photo Capture  and Finger Print Biometrics


3) Clearance Printing

“The Online Registration , appointment and e-Payment system is the bureau’s response to provide a more efficient and convenient process of issuing NBI clearance. It is the solution to eradicate queuing at the NBI  clearance centers, shorten both waiting and processing time:, said NBI Director Virgilio Mendez.


The improvements and innovations have made the experience of securing the NBI hassle-free and convenient thru the following :

First, register online at NBI Clearancewebsite at Complete the application form, secure an appointment date then pay the processing fee, which can be made through the following channels:

* Online Banking – Customers with local Internet banking access form banks such   as BDO, BPI, Metrobank, RCBC, UnionBank, UCPB, Chinabank, PNB, Maybank, Sterling Bank and Eastwest Bank can pay On-line using with real time debit to their account   

* Over the Counter (Bank)- customer can go to any participating bank as stated above.

* Over the Counter (Non-Bank) – customers can go to any outlet of Bayad Centers, LBC, and Robinsons Dept. Stores.

*  ATM and Debit Cards- For customers with ATM Cards by BDO, BPI, Union Bank, Chinabank, Maybank, PRCB , PNB and UCPB can pay via ATM.

* Mobile Payment through GCash

On Appointment date, the applicant may proceed to any of the seventy two (72) NBI Clearance Porcessing Centers located nationwide for the Photo Capture and Finger Print  biometrics (2nd Step) and Clearace Printing  (3rd Step) .

For Applicants with no Internet access , the NBI, as an initial step , has setup  Computer Workstations at its main clearance  processing center in Manila., Free of Charge . In so far as the Regional and District Officers are concerned, the same will be attended to very soon.

Directoor Mendez sid “ The New NBI Clearance Processing system is a step towards improving the srvice the NBI provides the various publics, In fact since the full implrmentation of the New system early this year, there has been significant improvements and positive feedbacks..





Last May 17, 2015, Over 22,000 fans attend the first-edition MTV Music Evolution , Metro Manila Hip Hoppers specially the youth shows their support and gives their best hip hop figures like Abra, Gloc 9 and Apol the Ap the most warmest respect and just there to witness this yearly event, after this MTV Music Evolution Manila Hip Hop Premieres on Saturday, 30 May at 6pm (WIB/TH), 7pm (PH/SG), 8pm (MY)

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Music fans flocked to the event grounds of the historic Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park at the inaugural MTV Music Evolution 2015 on Sunday, 17 May as a stellar line-up of international and local acts took to the stage in celebration of iconic and contemporary hip-hop music. Through explosive performances by Naughty by Nature, YG,, DJ Cash Money, and the Philippines’ own Gloc-9 and Abra, MTV Music Evolution 2015 showcased the way that hip hop has shaken up the music scene throughout the years – taking the music genre to whole new levels for a live audience of over 22,000 fans.


The show was hosted by an energetic mix of both MTV Asia VJs Alan Wong and Hanli Hoefer as well as MTV Pinoy VJs Yassi Pressman and Chris Schneider and opened with one of the Philippines’ most iconic rappers, Gloc-9, who took the crowd through an intense 5-song set against the backdrop of a neon-lit skyline drawn against the stage. He kicked the show off with his hits Upuan and Sumayaw Ka. The crowd especially came alive when he went into the fan favorite Sirena – followed by an inspiring tribute to the country’s late “Master Rapper”, Francis M. The tribute was done through the song Stars and Sun, and Gloc-9’s moving rendition of Francis M.’s very own Kaleidescope World, where fans raised their glow sticks in union to create a sea of light that surrounded the stage.

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This breath-taking performance was followed by the Philippines’ hottest hip hop act, Abra, who took the stage with Loonie and Ron Henley. Abra and his crew, Lyrically Deranged Poets, brought the intensity up with immense energy levels and jaw-dropping wordplay all throughout a medley of 6 songs. Abra’s set took off with the Poor Country and AP3, and was on fire with his performance of Cerberus, which was aptly accompanied by a pyrotechnic display and a giant fireball at the end. performing at MTV Music Evolution 2015 on 17 May Pic 7 (Credit - MTV Asia & Kristian Dowling)

Filipino pride put on the kind of performance that proved that he was truly home. Opening his set with a mash-up of Here We Go and Philippine favorite Bebot, showed a perfect balance between his Grammy-award winning Black Eyed Peas flavour and his homegrown character. He then led the audience through wholehearted performances of The Apl Song and together with Jessica Reynoso, they performed Be; and got the crowd jumping upon the start of I Gotta Feeling. The set then wrapped up on an epic note with Abra and Loonie heading back on stage to perform the world-famous Where is the Love? along with Jessica Reynoso.


DJ Cash Money then took the stage in a lit-up geometric DJ booth that illuminated the center of the stage. He brought some of his new school flavor and fused old school tunes into the mix, getting the crowd moving in unison amidst a spectacular array of lasers. He put forth an obvious love for the genre of hip hop with a fantastic combination of iconic hip hop tunes and gave the crowd a full-blown taste of where the genre came from as well as a look into where it is headed.

Next up was Billboard Hot 100 hip hop Artist, YG, who took the edge of the West Coast with him to Manila and to the stage of MTV Music Evolution. YG opened up his set along with DJ Goofy 500 and Slim 400, who performed BPT along with him. The trio then went into an energetic 15-song medley that included YG’s popular hits My Hitta, Don’t Tell Em, Who Do U Love, and I Just Wanna Party.

Wrapping up MTV Music Evolution 2015 was the iconic Grammy-award winning act Naughty by Nature who took Manila through a hip hop time warp via their famous and timeless songs like O.P.P., Hip Hop Hooray, Uptown, Craziest, and Feel Me Flow—old school hip hop hits that hyped up a crowd of all ages. Showing some Filipino love, the hip hop icons appeared on stage wearing custom-made shirts bearing the words ‘Filipino by Nature’. The group who performed for the first time ever in the country, also made sure to deliver more than a fair share of timeless slogans, giving a toast to Tupac Shakur to further emphasize how hip hop carries on all throughout generations. The Philippine crowd was more than pleased with the group even expressing their support for Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao and took things leaps and bounds further by showing their respect for the Filipino brand of hip hop by giving the crowd a snippet of their rendition of Francis M.’s Kaleidescope World.

MTV Music Evolution 2015 wrapped up with all iconic and current hip hop artists taking the stage to the background of a breath-taking explosion of confetti, with Naughty by Nature proclaiming alongside their fellow hip hop artists, “This is history in the making!”

The free entry show is recorded live for global telecast under the MTV World Stage global series to an international audience of more than three-quarters of a billion households in over 160 countries. The show premieres on-air on Saturday, 30 May at 7.00pm in the Philippines.

MTV Music Evolution 2015 is presented by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) of the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT), co-presented by Nestle® Drumstick® and major sponsors Nestlé® Kit Kat® and GlobeTM, supported by the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), with media partners Circuit magazine, Gist.PH,, 99.5 Play FM, Wave 89.1, Oomph! Radio (Cebu, Davao and Zamboanga),,, Scout Magazine, broadcast partners Cignal and Dolby, ride partner GrabTaxi, hotel partner H2O, post party partner Chaos at City of Dreams and roadshow venue partner, Robinsons Place Manila.

MTV Music Evolution is a live music event that brings to life the evolution of a music genre and enables young people to experience and discover how music styles and sounds have evolved over the years. MTV Music Evolution marks its inauguration 2015 edition with a feature on hip hop, showcasing iconic and contemporary hip hop acts from both international and local music scenes on a single stage, while featuring the best of Philippine music and culture to international youth audiences.




A 30-minute show, which has MTV VJs Alan and Hanli explore the history of hip hop through a uniquely Filipino lens, experiencing Manila’s vibrant hip hop scene, as they trace the genre’s American roots to the global phenomenon it is today. Special guests include Abra, LDP, Ron Henley, Pia Magalona (wife of the late Francis M) and more.

§ Premieres Saturday, 16 May at 6.00pm (WIB), 7.00pm (PH/SG), 8.00pm (MY) and 11.30pm (TH)


Wake up and relive the highlights of Manila’s biggest night of hip hop on, featuring a special early bird viewing of MTV Music Evolution 2015’s best performances.


This one-hour show features live performances, interviews and behind-the-scenes from MTV Music Evolution Manila 2015.

§ Premieres Saturday, 30 May at 6pm (WIB/TH), 7pm (PH/SG), 8pm (MY)


Go on a musical journey in this 30-minute breakout special featuring Gloc-9,, Abra, Loonie, Ron Henley and more, taking us through the evolution of Pinoy hip hop, from its original sounds to the music of the moment and beyond. 

§ Premieres Saturday, 6 June at 6pm (WIB), 7pm (PH/SG), 8pm (MY)


Fans followed MTV Asia on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for MTV Music Evolution 2015 news updates through the following:


Instagram: mtvasia


Hashtag: #mtvmusicevo

Abra Twitter: @abraofficial Twitter: @apldeap

DJ Cash Money Twitter: @djcashmoney12

Gloc-9 Twitter: @glocdash9

Naughty By Nature Twitter: @naughtybynature

YG Twitter: @YG

MTV VJ Alan Wong Twitter: @alanMwong

MTV VJ Chris Schneider Twitter: @ChrisSchneider7

MTV VJ Hanli Hoefer Twitter: @hanlihoefer

MTV VJ Yassi Pressman Twitter: @Yassizle


For the earlier announcements on MTV Music Evolution:

· YG and DJ Mustard - HERE

· Naughty by Nature, Gloc-9, Abra - HERE

· - HERE

· DJ Cash Money - HERE

About MTV

MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. Outside of the United States, MTV is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information about MTV in Asia, visit


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Monday, May 11, 2015

Caritas Margins at Greenfield District Pavilion



Caritas Manila, the social services and development ministry of the Archdiocese of Manila, opens its new Caritas Margins store at Mandaluyong City.

Caritas Margins, a Social Entrepreneurship Program of Caritas Manila, opens its new store at Level 1, Greenfield District Pavilion, United St., Mandaluyong City.

Rev. Fr. Anton Pascual, Executive Director of Caritas Manila, led the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the store together with Mr. Jeffrey Campos (President and Chairman, Greenfield District Pavilion, Senator Paolo Benigno “BAM” Aquino, Mayor Benhur Abalos, Ms. Renena Prieto , one of the benefactor of Caritas Manila.

Caritas Manila’s programs and projects are geared towards total human development of the urban poor. Caritas Margins helps the livelihood of poor communities by encouraging their entrepreneurial spirit. To date, Caritas Margins supports over 500 families in Metro Manila and the provinces by providing them livelihood opportunities and marketing their products.

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Some of the products of Caritas Margins are food, home care, and personal hygiene products, bags and more made by the urban poor partners trained under Caritas Manila’s Skills, Training Program  handicrafts , and paintings made by the inmates under the Caritas Restorative Justice Program.

Margins was coined from the term “marginalized”, referring to socially excluded individuals or groups who are producing the product. The program helps to empower them through social entrepreneurship.

Through the generosity of Mr. Jeffrey Campos, Caritas Margins was able to expand its sore at Greenfield District Pavilion. Other stores are located at Caritas Manila Head Office, 2002 Jesus St. Pandacan, Manila and Mary Mart Mall, Valeria St. Iloilo City, and kiosks in Glorietta 3, Ayala Center Makati.

Proceeds from the stores will help more communities be financially independent and will help send more youth to school through Caritas Manila’s flagship program, YSLEP (Youth Servant Leaderhip and Education Program).

To know more about the programs and projects of Caritas Manila, just visit,

Monday, May 4, 2015

Pru Life UK Brought Pacman’s Fight Live to Bantayan Island



Last Sunday May 3, 2015, people of the Bantayan Island in Cebu who have passed through difficulties in life through a devastating storm called Yolanda  has somewhat experience having some time of relaxation and be entertained as Manny Pacquiao their Champion fought in the ring the most awaited fight to Floyd Mayweather.

The Island of Bantayan witnessed for the first time the country’s boxing hero’s latest fight during a live public screening of the Fight of the Century on Santa Fe Bantayan Island, Northern Cebu. While the town was rooting for the ‘People’s Champ’, unfortunately the result left Manny Pacquiao defeated.

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The first-ever public screening in Bantayan Island was made possible by British life insurance company, Pru Life UK in support of every Filipino fighter from all walks of life. Continuing their commitment to restoring the community after typhoon Yolanda, they aim to inspire locals as they continue to fight to restore their livelihoods and communities.. All municipalities of Bantayan Island come together for the first time to witness Pacman’s conquest over Mayweather live on Sunday, May 3.

Bantayan Island was one of the worst-hit islands in the country caused by the devastation of Super Typhoon Yolanda claiming the lives of more than 6,000 people. After almost two years since the destruction, the island together with the affected provinces in the Central Visayas region is still recovering through the joint efforts of charitable organizations and Pru Life UK’s Prudence Foundation. The Foundation has provided livelihood and rehabilitation to the people of Bantayan Island for the past year; aiding almost 90 per cent of the population with their substantial needs.

“We know how hard it was for the Bantayan people to get back on their feet when they have lost almost everything.” said Antonio deRosas, president and CEO of Pru Life UK. “Pru Life UK and our charitable arm, Prudence Foundation, is committed to restoring the beauty of the island especially the locals who had to face tough battles in the past. This is why we wanted to bring the much-anticipated fight to the people of Bantayan Island, We strongly believe that this will inspire them to fight against difficulties and succeed in making life better, just as much as they inspire us.”

The live screening on Bantayan drew nearly 8,000 locals. Pru Life UK also brought live coverage of the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight in 10 communities in Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Batangas, Quezon, Albay, Aklan, and Northern Samar. In Bantayan Island, the match was aired in three municipalities of Santa Fe, Madridejos, and Bantayan.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

See, Listen, and Play this Labor Day at NUVALI




Last Friday , May 1, 2015, Labor Day, NUVALI, in partnership with Cinema One, brings the NUVALI Night Sky Cinema, an entertaining outdoor film-viewing event that gathers friends and loved ones to an open-air, free to the public  festival-like movie experience unlike no other.

It was on the middle of the day , 3PM when we together with my Mommy blogger friends with their kids arrived and see how people wanted to enjoy the day even under the rays of the Sun. This is one of a kind of experience which they are doing once a year and it was full of children and parents whose main objective is to make their family bonding more fun and entertaining.


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Aside from movies and multiple band guests are some of the plays that a child would want to experience and soaked in. 


Listen to live music acts, from the likes of Up Dharma Down and other popular local artists such as: Jason Dy and Kai Honassan of the The Voice, Moonstar 88 and The Ransom Collective. Join, too, in other fun activities such as kite flying, and giant playgrounds, food trucks, and so on.

This time around, the NUVALI Night Sky Cinema offers three brand-new selections from both the local and international scene, designed to celebrate love, life, and everything in between.

Leading the three movies is the highly successful That Thing Called Tadhana, the hugot-filled film responsible for reviving Sagada sabbaticals and the Whitney Houston hit, “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?”

The Cinema One Originals film, starring Angelica Panganiban and JM de Guzman, and directed by Antoinette Jadaone, is the down-to-earth story of Mace Castillo and Anthony Lagdameo, two people in the wake of their respective breakups, their spontaneous journey north to Baguio and Sagada, and their conversations and insights on life and love along the way.

Following this is the comedy-drama-musical Begin Again, starring Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley, and directed by John Carney of Once fame.

The film, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song (Lost Stars), follows Gretta James, a songwriter, and Dan Mulligan, a record label executive, whose lives become intertwined through their common passion for music, their collaboration blooming into a renewed love for music and life. Concerts and recording sessions are set in different rooftops, basements and alleyways around New York City, which provide a warm backdrop to the music produced by the duo.

Last but not least among the three is the Siege Ledesma-helmedShift, another Cinema One Originals film, which explores thoughts on friendship, gender, and love.

The film, starring Yeng Constantino and Felix Roco, tells the tale of Estela, a call center agent whose relationship with her co-worker Trevor, becomes a complicated mass of emotions when she finds out he, the object of her affections, turns out to be gay. Amidst the confusion is a story of youth and its struggles: decisions, career, relationships, anxieties, and so on.


The NUVALI Night Sky Cinema, first launched in 2013, is an outdoor screening event that highlights NUVALI’s vision of bringing people together, in wide spaces and under the open sky, for fun activities that are best enjoyed within and around nature.

For more details, visit the NUVALIofficial website ( and the NUVALI pages on Facebook, Twitter (@NUVALIOfficial), and Instagram (@nuvaliph).

Saturday, May 2, 2015

KFC brings Eastern and Western flavors in the Philippines with the new Texas Barbecue and Korean Bibimbap Rice Bowls



Last Sunday, KFC , PBA , JRNBA, and WNBA  Introduces the new KFC Texas Barbecue and Korean Bibimbap Food Trip Rice Bowls that are now available at your favorite KFC store for a limited time only!

Ready to go on another food trip around the world with the country’s trusted chicken authority? From the southern comfort of Texas to the vibrant streets of Korea comes the newest addition to the KFC Food Trip series – the Texas Barbecue and Korean Bibimbap Rice Bowls!

If you like your chicken smoky and sweet, then the KFC Texas Barbecue Rice Bowl is for you! KFC Fun Shots glazed in savory barbecue sauce, this Texas-inspired favorite comes with spiced rice and sweet corn that are prefect complements to any southern dish. But if you prefer something more spicy and savory, then you should try the KFC Korean Bibimbap Rice Bowl! It is a perfect mix of KFC Hot Shots, flavorful kimchi rice, fresh cabbage and carrots with egg in special Korean sauce.

“The introduction of these eastern and western flavors really gives a unique twist to our chicken offerings,” said KFC marketing director Errol Magdato. “Just last year, we introduced the Spanish Salpicao and Japanese Teriyaki Rice Bowls, which all quickly became household names. And now, we have these delicious flavors from Korea and Texas.”

During the KFC East Meets West Fully Loaded Shootout held recently at the KFC SM Mall of Asia branch, the new KFC Food Trip Rice Bowls were launched via dance routines that featured cheerleaders dressed as Texas cowgirls and Korean pop stars.

Like last year, the KFC East Meets West Fully Loaded Shootout treated the fans to a unique basketball experience as they got the chance to meet and play with their basketball idols from the PBA and the NBA.

Team East/Team KFC was captained by Rain or Shine Elasto Painters forward Gabe Norwood while Team West/Team NBA was headed by Philadelphia 76ers center/power forward Nerlens Noel who was in Manila for the Jr. NBA Training Camp.

Fans competed in a 3-on-3 Basketball Shootout while Norwood and Noel both competed in the Captain’s Shootout. Team [INSERT WINNING TEAM] emerged victorious after the exhibition games. Acer Philippines also gave away special prizes to the winning teams.

Which team were you rooting for during the KFC East Meets West Fully Loaded Shootout? Gabe Norwood’s Team East or Nerlens Noel’s Team West? Give us a shout out at @KFCPhilippines on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #KFCEastMeetsWest.

The KFC Texas Barbecue and KFC Korean Bibimbap Rice Bowls are available for a limited time only so head on up to your favorite KFC branch or call KFC delivery at 887-8888 now.