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January 31, 2017

#ConversePHx65MissUniverse

At least 19 candidates from the 2016 Miss Universe competition lent their time and creativity to produce customized Converse sneakers to be auctioned for the Positive Action Foundation.  A foundation supported by the Miss Universe Organization, Positive Action Foundation is devoted into helping individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families particularly those who are displaced from their employment due to HIV phenomenon. 


The candidates who participated are Miss Angola – Luisa Baptista, Miss Belgium – Stephanie Goldof, Miss Belize – Rebecca Rath, Miss Brazil – Raissa Santana, Miss Bulgaria – Violina Ancheva, Miss Cayman Islands – Monyque Brooks, Miss Costa Rica – Carolina Duran, Miss Germany – Johanna Acs, Miss Guatemala – Virginia Argueta, Miss Iceland – Hildur Maria, Miss Mexico – Kristal Silva, Miss Netherlands – Zoey Ivory, Miss Nicaragua – Marina Jacoby, Miss Panama – Keity Drenan, Miss Paraguay – Andrea Melgarejo, Miss Philippines – Maxine Medina, Miss Russia – Yuliana Korolkova, Miss Thailand – Chalita Suansane, and Miss Uruguay – Magdalena Cohendent.

Technolux Offers Free Training on Coffee Making to Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Technolux, acknowledged as the country’s largest importer and supplier of a complete line of foodservice, small wares and laundry equipment for 41 years is offering free coffee making and barista training to businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs using the Vittore Espresso Machines. The training also includes minor cleaning and maintenance to ensure longer life of the machine.

The cafe-bar business model set-up at Mall of Kitchens 
where Technolux's free coffee training is  held

“We offer this full-day course as a service to our customers who aspire to open a coffee shop or a restaurant and for those who would like to include coffee in their menu or upgrade their equipment,” says Norell Ortega, Technolux Vice-President for Sales, Foodservice Manila.

January 28, 2017

Vivo V5 Plus shares tips on how to snap a perfect selfie on Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year on January 28 marks the beginning of the Year of the Red Fire Rooster. Feng shui experts say it is going to be a Yin year - a time best spent in harmony with friends and family.

Take the perfect selfie this Chinese New Year with the Vivo V5 Plus, the latest Vivo unit, equipped with the world’s first 20-megapixel dual front camera.

What better time, then, to create happy moments with these special people than on Chinese New Year, itself - a festive day of colorful rituals and exotic traditions that celebrate a brand-new lunar year.

Take the perfect selfie this Chinese New Year with the Vivo V5 Plus, the latest Vivo unit, equipped with the world’s first 20-megapixel dual front camera.

With exciting events highlighting the grand occasion, expect revelers to immortalize these with endless selfies. And to take the selfie game to the next level, top five premium global brand Vivo brings us the Vivo V5 Plus, the smartphone equipped with the world’s first 20-megapixel dual front camera and advanced selfie technology.

January 27, 2017

Tech News: Five reasons why Vivo V5 Plus is the perfect selfie phone

Filipinos are certified selfie lovers, as proven by a recent study by TIME, which found that Makati City is the world’s “selfie capital”, and the cities of Cebu, Quezon and Iloilo belong to the top 100 “selfiest cities” across the globe. Taking a selfie is an integral part of the lives of millions of Filipinos from all walks of life, which is why they continue to search for the best selfie phone available in the market.

The Stephen Curry-endorsed Vivo V5 Plus is equipped with the most advanced selfie technology to date

The entry of top five premium global brand Vivo’s flagship phone, Vivo V5 Plus, in the local market marks the end of this search. Dubbed as the perfect selfie phone, the Vivo V5 Plus is equipped with the most advanced selfie technology to date, expected to impress selfie- and smartphone-enthusiasts all over the world.

With the world’s first 20-megapixel dual front camera, Vivo V5 Plus can produce high-definition selfies better than the average smartphone.

January 25, 2017

Celebr888 Chinese New Year with a Samsung TV

This Chinese New Year, Samsung brings in good luck through its “It’s time to Celebr888” promo.


From January 23 to February 19, score huge discounts on the following Samsung UHD TV models:
  • Php 7,000 off on Samsung 40-inch UHD TV
  • Php 13,000 off on Samsung 55-inch UHD TV
  • Php 21,000 off on Samsung 65-inch UHD TV

January 24, 2017

Before You Exit Performs LIVE at the Kia Theatre

Orlando-based boyband, Before You Exit is set to perform live on February 24, 2017 at the Kia Theatre, as part of their first Asian Tour.


The band began a few years ago with brothers Connor McDonough, (Vocals/Guitar) and Riley McDonough, (Vocals). Knowing they needed a little something more they brought in younger brother Toby, (vocals) to round out the group. 

#LoveThrowback2 presents OPM Icons Hajji, Ariel, Joey G, Christian, Nina and Jinky Vidal

Lovers will swoon this Valentine’s Day with serenades from some of the country’s top OPM singers.


At the PICC Plenary Hall this February 14, 8:30PM, a concert titled #LoveThrowback2 will bring together Ariel Rivera, Joey Generoso, Jinky Vidal, Nina, Christian Bautista, and Hajji Alejandro to send hearts aflutter with timeless OPM love songs.

#LoveThrowback’s second run celebrates the season once again with OPM songs that stir the heart. Nothing invokes passion and heartache more than Filipino ballads that tell of love, loss, acceptance, and taking another chance.

January 23, 2017

Vivo Presents the World’s First 20MP Dual Front Camera with Stephen Curry

After months of speculation and leaks on specifications of the newest and most advanced selfie phone in the market, Vivo V5 Plus was  unveiled and has brought excitements to all to experience the most advanced selfie technology. Full specifications of the much-awaited selfie phone were released during the much-awaited launch.


The perfect selfie phone is the newest flagship model of Vivo, the top five global smartphone premium brand, ideal for today’s selfie age, when millennials and even adults enjoy sharing beautifully-captured self-shots with the world of social media.


Basketball superstar Stephen Curry is the official endorser of all Vivo phones, including the Vivo V5 Plus. The NBA star earlier said he believes in the brand’s values—energy, professionalism and pleasure—all embodied in its newest flagship model. 

January 17, 2017

Start the Year Right (And Bright) With Watsons Big White Blowout

There’s a saying that New Year’s Day is everyone’s birthday because it gives everyone a chance to start fresh, start over, and say goodbye to the bad things that’s happened in the past.


The start of the year also brings with a feeling of positivity and an opportunity for change, that’s why we all have our list of New Year’s Resolutions. According to a news article, among the most common resolutions are lose weight, live healthy, save more, learn new things, quit bad habits, and help others—all of which can be summarized into two: looking better and being a better version of yourself.

To help you become your fairest, most confident self, Watsons, Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer, is bringing back the Big White Blowout Sale. The Big White Blowout Sale is the biggest and widest sale of the year that features huge discounts and amazing deals on whitening and skincare products.

January 16, 2017

7-Eleven TRAIL 2017 becomes more challenging than ever before!

One of the most anticipated single-loop XC mountain bike races in the country will once again dominate the hills of San Mateo, Rizal this February 19. Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC), country licensee of leading convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, will be hosting it’s annual mountain bike race event, Trail 2017.


Since its' inception in 2014, 7-Eleven Trail Series continues to grow more popular every year. With more than 2,000 registrants last year, Trail 2017 is bigger and better than ever before. The event is part of 7-Eleven’s initiative to keep promoting a healthy lifestyle and a deeper appreciation for the environment.


This year, 7-Eleven Trail 2017 strikes a balance between challenging regular racers while still being achievable for weekend riders, by adding an earlier finish line on top of the Nursery climb, which served as last year’s cutoff point.

Top Five Premium Global Brand Vivo to Launch Stephen Curry-endorsed 20MP Dual Front Camera V5 Plus

With the ‘selfie’ phenomenon at its peak and its popularity growing unabated, smartphone manufacturers have been producing phones with camera-focused features that can create the selfie worthy of being called ‘perfect’.  


Two-time MVP and Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry 
is the face of Vivo’s newest flagship model, the Vivo V5 Plus

In fact, Vivo, one of the top five premium global brands according to data from the International Data Corporation1 is set to launch a smartphone equipped with the most advanced selfie technology to date: the Vivo V5 Plus, to be officially unveiled in a consumer and media launch on January 21, Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium

January 12, 2017

Movie Review: La La Land

"Maybe I'm not good enough." - Mia

Just when you thought you have everything that you have ever wished and hoped for - getting all your success and ambitions in life - at the end, you'll realized that what matters the most is love and acceptance. And in every success that you have, there will always be something that you have to sacrifice. Love takes a two-way street, as always.


In this Golden Globe winning master piece by Damien Chaezelle, La La Land tells the story of two young aspirants in life, Mia and Sebastian, played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, who met in life while they are both struggling to be make a mark in the industry - Mia as an actress and Sebastian as a jazz music savior.

Not your typical Tinsel Town movie (which, you'll realize at the end of the film, the story revolves around the two filled with fitting and sing-songy melodies encapsulating the film with such tremendous feelings and acting . If you think that "The Notebook" Ryan Gosling is something you would never forget in your life, wait til you see this Canadian lad takes the spotlight with his sexy dance moves and captivating singing voice. 

January 08, 2017

Cheaper Voice Rates Expected This Year

Expect more voice calls from your loved ones this year as PLDT and Globe Telecom are anticipated to aggressively offer cheaper voice rates through their “all-net” promo offerings, according to a news article from Malaya


“All-Net” services is one way of reducing voice call rates which would drive traffic to voice services which in recent years had been declining as subscribers opt to use the cheaper over-the-top services such as Viber, Facebook Messenger among other offerings using data, Edgardo Cabarios, National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) deputy commissioner was quoted in the article.

January 06, 2017

The Clean Khaki: Perfect for the Genuine Good Guy's Special Moments

Genuine good guys want to look their best for the momentous times in their lives - their first kiss on their first date, the handshake after a successful job interview, those animated chats with friends during chill nights, the laugh fest and camaraderie at family reunions, and that very special moment when their sweethearts say ‘yes’ to the marriage proposal.


With such ‘Instagrammable’ moments in mind, Dockers believes that grabbing the first pair of pants you see in the closet just won’t do.

If you’re aiming for a relaxed vibe with just the right amount of classiness, 
wear the Clean Khaki, stylish chinos from Dockers.

January 05, 2017

Movie Review: Collateral Beauty

When Death, Time and Love face you in the lowest moment of your life, what would you do? What would you say to each of them? 


Year 2017 cinema experience opens with a heartwarming and eye-opening movie entitled Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Edward Norton, Helen Mirren, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris and Jacob Lattimore.

January 04, 2017

HOOQ Shines Spotlight On the Best of Filipino Cinema at The 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night

HOOQ, Asia’s largest video-on-demand service, furthers its commitment in uplifting the quality of Filipino movies as it remained the exclusive presenter of the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival and its New Wave category.


“In a year marked by big changes in the MMFF, we are proud to say that our full support for the premiere movie festival in the country has remained the same,” said Jane Cruz-Walker, HOOQ Philippines Country Manager. “We welcome another year of partnership with the Metro Manila Film Festival, and we are proud to be part of the festival as it takes brave new steps in focusing on quality films, fresh casting choices and new approaches to filmmaking.” 


In his speech, Metro Manila Development Authority Thomas Orbos said, “We are gathered here together not only to seek change but also to look back to the original theme of the MMFF which is to be a festival that celebrates Filipino artistic excellence.
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