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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Catch Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival at Kia Theatre

Calling all young ones and kids at heart! Get ready for another marvelous treat this September as touring show Disney Live! visits once again for the spectacular staging of Mickey's Music Festival at the Kia Theater.

An unforgettable episode in a child's life and a sure nostalgic moment for adults, Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival will bring to the stage for more than 25 Disney stars we all have come to know and love.

Watch Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie sing ad dance to famous Disney hits remixed to hip, hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and more!

According to Alana Field, Field Entertainment producer, "Disney live is the first live show experience many children will have so what I want then to walk away with is an experience that they won't forget. I want them to have the best time with their parents with their siblings dancing, singing and seeing their favorite characters come to life."

Do you know guys that Field Entertainment hired the best creative minds on board to create a total rock and roll experience? Bringing in the hippest director Fred Tallaksen who has worked with Madonna, Enrique Iglesias, and bunch of other artist.

So what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets now and expect a lively rock concert for the whole family!

And here's another great news! Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival is the first-ever show of Kia Theater, formerly New Frontier Theater, which runs from September 1 to 6. Tickets are now available, order via online or call 911-5555 for more details.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

MIIS students win top prize at the International Science Enterprise Challenge

Good news! High school students from the Multiple Intelligence International School (MIIS) bagged the top prize at the International Science Enterprise Challenge (ISEC) 2015 held recently, besting other schools from Singapore, Japan, Russia, Guam, Indonesia, Mongolia, Thailand, and Turkey. Kaisei High School in Japan was second place. 

The MIIS students who competed were; (From left) Miranda Bernadette Panaguiton, Alannah Kirsten Mitra, Sabine Chiongbian,  Mathena Rain Rodas, Gianina Marie Gabrielle Reyes, Francine Mae Mamba, and Glenn Angelo Jov.

A 24-hour competition for high school students from all over the world, ISEC challenges the participants knowledge and skills in both science and business to come up with a sustainable solution to a particular problem. The challenge is announced the same day to teams composed of three to nine members. Within 24 hours, the students have to come up with prototype, a business plan and a 3-minute video to be presented to an international board of judges. The Surya Institute and United in Diversity in Indonesia, together with the Young Entrepreneur Center in Singapore, started ISEC (then called ASEAN Science Enterprise Challenge) in 2009. 

For their winning entry, the MIIS students submitted a BioBox, which provides an easy, efficient way to conserve and save water, money and space. It utilizes and combines the concepts of vertical farming, terrariums, dome collectors, and water tables. Terrariums simulate the water cycle, thus making it a self-sufficient ecosystem that recycles and reuses water as well. Dome collectors gather and store rainwater for uses such as drinking, bathing, washing, watering, and the likes. Water tables collect excess water that seeps into the ground from rain and runoff. By combining all these concepts together, BioBox creates an efficient use of water while creating an organic, natural, and eco-friendly way to farm. Some crops that can be farmed in the BioBox are cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, garden cress, bok choy, brocolli, brussel sprouts, and similar green leafy vegetables.

 We are thankful and very proud of our students for bringing another honor to MIIS. This is truly a testament to what the MI school has been initiating to help prepare Filipino kids to be globally competitive and future ready.  By using their multiple intelligences, our youth indeed has what it takes to engage the international community with their innovative, creative, and socially relevant ideas, says Joy Canon-Abaquin, Founding Directress of the Multiple Intelligence International School.

Early this year, MIIS won Global 3rd place in the 14th Global Enterprise Challenge. The MIIS team competed against 28 teams from 13 countries from the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

PLDT HOME enriches lifestyles at home with undisputed broadband dominance in the country

Our leading broadband and digital services provider wraps up the first half of 2015 with a fresh and power-packed lineup, treating families to an ensemble of strong connectivity options and the most popular movies and TV shows all from their monthly subscription.

PLDT HOME joined forces with Smart Communications to establish the Entertainment Everywhere movement, first introduced through their breakthrough tie-up with Southeast Asias leading Internet TV service iflix. Families are given the sweet escapes and binge-watching moments they deserve with hit TV series and movies from the best content providers from around the world including top Hollywood, European, Asian and even local studios.

Entertainment Everywhere was levelled up immediately after with PLDT HOME and Smarts partnership launch with Fox International Channels, a global entertainment company and Asia Pacifics leading broadcaster. Offers go beyond subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) content to include live and catch-up television on various Fox channels. Families are thus granted the power to keep up with every moment of the most thrilling sports events through live-viewing and enjoy the most popular blockbusters at their convenience through catch-up TV.

Having maximized its offerings within the home with voice, data and cable television services, the organic next step for PLDT HOME was to add a mobile offer, equipping consumers with the same strong and reliable connection when they step out of the house. With mobile connectivity completing the countrys first quadplay service, consumers can now also text, call, surf and enjoy iflix and Fox content anywhere and anytime without worrying about sky-high mobile bills.

“The first half of 2015 is momentous for PLDT HOME because of all the new opportunities that we introduced to Filipino families, PLDT and Smart EVP and Consumer Business Group Head Ariel P. Fermin said. “From boundless entertainment to connectivity solutions, we are able to bundle all digital needs at home and even beyond the home. We still believe that the strongest connections are at home and we are committed to adding more and more value to our home-based offerings, fortifying a digitally connected lifestyle.

“We are pleased to maintain PLDT HOMEs status as families broadband of choice this first half of the year with a commanding market share of over 70 percent. Our massive consumer base helped us create and develop these recent innovations which all funnel towards the digital sphere, PLDT VP and HOME Marketing Head Gary Dujali added. It is our mission to give more families access to these connectivity and entertainment services to enrich their lifestyles at home and wherever they go.

For more information, visit pldthome.com.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Congratulation to Jose Cuervo Philippine 2015 winner

After tough national finals, Jose Cuervo has named Angelica Castro as the winner of the Philippine leg of the global campaign Dons of Tequila. Angelica Suzzane Castro, 22, from project 4 quezon city, and currently working at Simply thai greenbelt 5 will now join sixteen (16) other bartenders from across the world in the grand final event at La Rojena, Mexico.

“We saw some fantastic bartenders in this competition, but Angelica showed the true grit, personality, and creativity that encompasses what it means to be a don,” says Charles Wright, Senior Commercial Manager – Southeast Asia and India for Jose Cuervo International. “Angelica truly deserves the honor of being the Philippine Don of Tequila!”
In the first challenge of its kind, Angelica Suzanne Castro will compete for the chance to be named the next Don of Tequila and win the prize of a lifetime: fly to Tequila, Mexico where they’ll get to harvest their own crop of agave on the Jose Cuervo estate, blend it into a unique tequila and win the batch, labelled under their own name.

“I’m confident about Angelica’s chances in the global finals of Dons of Tequila,” quips Divine Lee, celebrity and Dons of Tequila Mentor. “She definitely stood out, and he/she showed some real cojones in the finals. We can’t wait to send her over to Mexico to battle it out for the Philippines!”
Jose Cuervo’s Dons are the real heroes of tequila – people, past and present, who epitomize the expert craft, passion and bravery required to make the world’s most popular tequila. Their unwavering belief in quality and the spirit of tequila – true bonds, real friendship and good times – is what keeps the brand’s 250 years of heritage fresh and relevant. The bartender who is named the next Don in the global searchmust embody all of these qualities for a chance to follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest legends of tequila.
“Filipinos have always been known for their passion and their creativity,” shares Genrev Bacasno, Dons of Tequila Mentor and second runner-up at the 23rd Annual World Bartender Championship. “That finals showdown only further proves that Filipino bartenders are more than primed to conquer the world stage.”
“Jose Cuervo’s support for Filipino mixologists elevates the industry,” adds Jerry Miranda, Dons of Tequila Mentor and Diageo Reserve World Class 2014 winner. “A competition like this sets standards even higher for the local bartending scene.
The Philippine winner will go up against the best-of-the-best in the Jose Cuervo Distillery, La Rojeña, in Tequila, Mexico for a final global showdown where they will be put to the ultimate test in front of the true Dons of Tequila.Aside from the Philippines, the Dons of Tequila competition is running in the following countries: France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, UAE, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Korea, Japan and Cyprus.
Family owned for ten generations, Jose Cuervo is made using 250 years of cultivating, harvesting, blending and tasting expertise. Jose Cuervo Gold and Silver are distilled with rigorous standards, to create the taste and character fit for a Don.
For more information about the competition and of all things Jose Cuervo, visit www.DonsofTequila.com. The website features the stories of the current Dons of Tequila, as well as a selection of drinks fit for a Don, crafted and demonstrated by head barmen from La Rojeña.

Filinvest Land Inc. Dream Advocate, Richard Yap

Gotianun-owned real estate developer, Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI) steps up its advocacy in ‘building the Filipino dreams with its new campaign dubbed, I Own My Dream, at the recently held week-long Filinvest Home Expo at the Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

“Since the company was established, FLI has been rightfully claiming and owning its decades-old tagline, We build the Filipino dream. Driven by the Gotianun tradition of integrity, quality and service, FLI continues to build more Filipino dreams while developing and expanding our diverse property portfolio to residential, office and retail spaces. And while we expand, it is just high time that we introduce I Own My Dream to inspire more Filipinos to dream and own their dreams not just here in the country, but around the world, said Bernadette M. Ramos, vice president for Real Estate Marketing of Filinvest.

During the said expo, FLI showcased its developments in Alabang, Cavite, Laguna and Batangas under its affordable and mid-income brands-- Futura Value Homes and Filinvest. Aside from this, a talent competition called Filinvest Got Talent, featured song and dance numbers to entertain mall revelers and expo guests.  Before the final dance number ended, the crowd went gaga when Richard Yap, one of Philippine TVs sought-after leading men, went onstage and was introduced as FLIs newest brand ambassador and ‘dream advocate.’


I admire how Filinvest places high regard on Filipinos tenacity and passion to own their dreams. And how Filinvest has become instrumental to the lives of millions of Filipinos who have successfully achieved their dreams of having their own dream homes, and to those who will be. I, myself, share the same value. So, Im very much honored to become a part of Filinvests advocacy. It is such a privilege to inspire Filipinos to own their dreams,” said Richard Yap, FLIs brand ambassador and dream advocate.

Dream Advocate, Richard Yap with the bloggers

According to Ramos, Filinvest has chosen Richard Yap as their dream advocate because he is an example of a Filipino dreamer who dared to pursue his dreams. Mr. Yap, like many Filipinos, started out as a regular employee and a part-time entrepreneur who wanted to provide the best for his family.

“As Filinvests dream advocate, I would like to encourage Filipinos to dream and strive to reach their dreams. To own a dream, we need to live it, work hard for it and claim it!, emphasized Yap, who admitted working while studying in college.

Filinvest shall continue to ‘build more Filipino dreams.’ With Richard Yap as Filinvests dream advocate, we urge every Filipinos to dream big, and own their dreams, stressed Ramos.