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5AZ1 releases debut single This Time I’ll Be Sweeter

STAGES has assembled five young, good looking and talented guys to form the talent management group’s boy band 5Az1. Their debut single, a remake of an Angela Boffil classic This Time I’ll Be Sweeter will be released in a few days.

5Az1, composed of Bryann, Rex, Jai, Mik, and Yang, was introduced in the TV5 singing competition Kanta Pilipinas, where they were a finalist. Since then, they have worked with some of the country’s finest musicians – most notable of which was their stint at the 2013 PhilPop Music Festival.

The boys’ recording of This Time I’ll Be Sweeter was supervised by The Company’s Moy Ortiz. Their rendition gives the Angela Boffil classic a certain updated feel, and a male point of view given to it.

5AZ1’s This Time I’ll Be Sweeter, produced by STAGES Music and distributed by Universal Records, will be available for downloads soon. The music video will also premiere on MYX.

Free Community Kids Yoga at Tantra Yoga on August 31

Free kids one yoga class for kids who are 3 -10 years old on August 31, Saturday 10:30 am – 11:20 am at Tantra Yoga.

Pretend play is one of the most powerful tools in "learning by doing." It builds on the children's use of imagination, language, and social skills. It gives them the avenue to practice interacting with others, make mistakes without being judged, explore their interests, and most of all, be more self-assured and confident as they learn that they can BE whoever and DO whatever they want!

The Kids One Yoga Class will be facilitated by KidzYoga Teacher and educator, Krissy Invento-Manalo.

This event is for the benefit of The Philippine Toy Library (PTL). The Philippine Toy Library (PTL) builds "toy libraries" in congested and depressed areas all over the country to provide poor Filipino children the rich experience of play, creativity, and imagination.

Participants are encouraged to bring an old/new toy, book, or any educational material that you are willing to donate to the Philippine Toy Library.

Tantra Yoga is located at Ground Floor, MG Building, 150 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati
To register your children, kindly text Marcie Linao at 0917-3232768.

Martin Nievera hits in 30 years make stereo vinyl debut via PolyEast Records :“Under The Covers” and “Off the Record”

You are the song 
Playing so softly in my heart
I reach for you
You seem so near
And yet so far
I hope and I pray
You'll be with me someday
I know down inside
That you are mine & I'm your true love
Or am I dreaming...

"You Are My Song" is one of my fave songs of Martin Nievera. I always listen to his songs, old and latest most loved hits!

Martin Nievera, well known Filipino-American singer, songwriter,  actor, one of the main hosts of musical variety show ASAP on ABS-CBN. 

In celebration to the concert king’s 30 anniversary in the music scene, Polyeast Records would like to announce the vinyl release of two collections of Martin Nievera’s most-loved hits and covers over the years. With the titles “Under The Covers” and “Off the Record”, these two special anniversary package is now available in the market nationwide.
The re-mastering and quality of the vinyl is the same as the CD format, pressed on a 150 gram virgin vinyl plate made in Czech Republic and spans singles and album tracks recorded between 1982 to present.

“Off The Record” collects few of the most recognizable songs like “Forever”, “You Are My Song”, “Kahit Isang Saglit”, “IKaw Lang Ang Mamahalin”, “Before You Say Goodbye” among others to get us reacquainted with the analog side of the Martin’s  30 year-old success.
Comprised mostly of hit singles and key album tracks from Martin’s 30-year-old catalogue, “Under The Covers” however wraps with Martin’s remake of the most notable love songs through the years. Included in the cd is Martin’s version of Kenny Loggin’s “Forever”; “Right Here Waiting For You” originally by Richard Marx; “You’re my Everything” borrowed from The Santa Esmeralda’s 70s hit; “Maybe This Time”, Martin’s version of Michael Murphy’s classic love song; a duet with R&B Princess, Kyla in the song “How Do You Keep The Music Playing” and a lot more.

“Under The Covers” and “Off the Record” are now available in the market nationwide released by PolyEast Records.

For Martin Nievera’s mall shows, details are available on https://www.facebook.com/PolyEastRecords
and https://twitter.com/PolyEastRecords.


TRACKLISTING
OFF THE RECORD
SIDE A
YOU ARE MY SONG        
1.    IKAW LANG ANG MAMAHALIN    
2.    I’LL BE THERE (FOR YOU)      
3.    BEFORE YOU SAY GOODBYE      
4.    STAY WITH ME 

SIDE B
1.    FOREVER (duet with Regine Velasquez)  
2.    PROMISE OF LOVE     
3.    WHAT’S ON THE OTHER SIDE   
4.    KAHIT ISANG SAGLIT   

UNDER THE COVERS
SIDE A:
1.    FOREVER      
2.    THE PROMISE    
3.    RIGHT HERE WAITING 
4.    YOU’RE ALL I NEED  
5.    MAYBE THIS TIME         

SIDE B
1.    YOU’RE MY EVERYTHING   
2.    YOU   
3.    WILDFLOWER    

4.    HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING (duet with kyla)


Instant Mommy

“Instant Mommy”, written and directed by Leo Abaya is a movie with mix of drama and comedy with a huge range of emotions - happiness, excitement, anxiety, sacifice, lost, sad, grief, fury. This is a long distance love story with dreams, fairy tale and reality. 
Instant Mommy follows the story of Bechayda, a two-months-pregnant wardrobe assistant for TV commercial production. There’s a rich Japanese bachelor excited to have a child to be the heir of his family. In the fear of losing her Japanese lover and her dreams of a better life, Bechayda embarks on a plan that will get herself out of her predicament. 
Pruduced by Kris Aquino, "Instant Mommy" with main cast Eugene Domingo, Yuki Matsuzaki, Luis Alandy, Rico J. Puno, Shamaine Buencamino, Tuesday Vargas, Nicco Manalo, (cameo appearances of) Angel Aquino, Madeleine Nicolas, Suzette Ranillo, Nico Antonio

"Instant Mommy" is showing now (August 28)  in theaters nationwide. 

This was also an Official Entry to the 9th Cinemalaya Film Festival, New Breed Category
Written and directed by Leo Abaya
Story-concept by Chris Martinez and Jeffrey Jeturian
Producers - Josabeth Alonso, Kris Aquino, Chris Martinez, John Victor Tence, Leo Abaya
Cinematography - Nor Domingo, Dexter de la Peña and Jan Tristan Pandy
Editing - Glenn Ituriaga
Sound - Michael Idioma
Music - Teresa Barrozo
Supervising Producer - Alemberg Ang


Sabrina, the Asia's Acoustic Sweetheart with "Acoustic Playlist"

Acoustic Playlist. includes Asia's Accoustic Sweetheart's fresh interpretations of current hit songs “Just Give Me A Reason” (Pink), “Clarity” (Zedd), “Titanium” (David Guetta feat. Sia), “Girl On Fire” (Alicia Keys), “Diamonds” (Rihanna), “When I Was Your Man” (Bruno Mars), and “Daylight” (Maroon 5).

Sensational multi-Platinum songstress SABRINA – dubbed ‘Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart’ – has just released her newest EP of soothing acoustic covers-- Acoustic Playlist. 

With her soft touch and sweet voice, the Acoustic Playlist EP features seven of the hottest songs of the moment, reinvented with Sabrina’s trademark acoustic stylings. The EP is now available for online download through Smart Music or iTunes.

Acoustic Playlist follows a string of best-selling records for SABRINA. Her I Love Acoustic series of albums, which features soothingly reworked acoustic covers of contemporary pop hits, has achieved multi-Platinum status across several Asian countries and allowed SABRINA to garner a massive fanbase throughout the region. SABRINA enjoys tremendous support from music-lovers in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Korea.

The latest release in the I Love Acoustic series, I Love Acoustic 5, included the hit single “Terrified”, a duet with fellow OPM superstar Christian Bautista. Preceding that, SABRINA released her concept album Acoustic Love Notes, a collaboration with popular TV/radio personality Joe D’Mango that went on to achieve Gold certification in Indonesia. Her first release of 2012, I Love Acoustic 4, has reached Double-Platinum status in Indonesia. With total record sales exceeding 175,000, Sabrina is truly one of the brightest stars in OPM.

Make sure to download a copy of Acoustic Playlist by SABRINA today, through Smart Music and iTunes and in CDs at leading record stores released by MCA Music in cooperation with LINE.
Download link:

Catch Sabrina at the following malls:
Aug. 30 (Fri)- SM Baguio
Sept. 8 (Sun)- SM Rosales

Sept. 22 (Sun)- SM Clark

Enjoy the wonderful world with Sharp’s Double Washer washing machine

Our household chores, easy or hard chores in our home are our joyful activities in our life as ever. During weekend and you’re in a hurry to finish your household chores like cleaning the house and washing the clothes so you could go on a much-awaited movie marathon with the family after lunch for your much-needed “stay-cation.”

One is - our laundry. Washing clothes is easily chore out of all of them, mostly because it always doing sort, wash, fold, and iron all of our clothes. But sometimes, we don't have enough time to do it all from start to finish in a single sitting.

It’s been a stressful week at work but you still need to take care of the house. Cleaning can take an hour or two but for washing clothes, you’re looking at a minimum of 3-4 hours, especially if you’re a weekend washer. With all the dirty laundry that piled up over the entire week, it’s a cause for worry.

No worries. Sharp Philippines, one of the country’s leading names in home appliances, introduces the Philippines’ first and only washing machine with a twin washer feature.

Work double time at less the time with Sharp’s Double Washer washing machine!

Yes, every washing machine brand has a twin tub, which is a washer and spin dryer, but Sharp Philippines upped it a notch with its “double washer” washing machine that allows you to wash at twice the speed and yet saves you money in the process.

The double washer washing machine from Sharp has two washer tubs, each with a separate washing capacity to allow you to wash simultaneously both white and colored clothes. 

The first tub you can use for your “white” laundry like babies’ clothes, underwear, and your delicate ones, while the other one is for “colored” clothes, e.g., adult clothes, heavy wash and even rags. With the Sharp double washer washing machine, you have the luxury of choosing which tub to use depending on your wash load.
Exclusively from Sharp Philippines, the double washer washing machine provides up to 50% savings in washing time and effort and of course electricity consumption—you wash more at less the time.

And because of its patented cylindrical design that Sharp pioneered in the Philippines, you save more space anywhere you decide to put it in your house. Putting up the spin dryer alongside can also be easy since Sharp has spin dryers with a similar cylindrical shape. What more can you ask for?

With the Sharp double washer washing machine, you can take care of your home effortlessly and enjoy more quality time with the entire family—because  you deserve nothing less.

Enjoy the wonderful world of Sharp. Live it clean: live it with Sharp.

For more details, visit www.sharp.ph.

Look and Feel Good While Pregnant at the BABY EXPO 2013

Pregnancy is one of the most precious gifts a woman could have; it is a nine-month journey filled with exciting experiences. Along with pregnancy comes great changes and as challenging as it seems, you can still look good, feel good and enjoy pregnancy through the Baby Expo Philippines 2013. 

Organized by MediaCom Solutions Inc. and co-presented by Cordlife, the Baby Expo Philippines 2013 – “Welcoming Life, Love and Care” is the country’s first premier expo dedicated to family development and child care. Happening on December 06-08, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, it covers the stages of family growth from pregnancy, maternity, newborns, toddlers and early childhood. 

Pregnant women can definitely look and feel good with educational seminars, exciting activities and up to 80% exclusive discounts from over 200 exhibitors lined-up, on all three days. 
Look and feel good while pregnant. Visit Mamabella Nursing and Maternity Wear’s booth at the Baby Expo Philippines 2013 and be updated with the latest trends in maternity wear. 
Soon to be mothers can arm themselves with enough knowledge and tips, straight from the country’s experts. With talks on pregnancy preparation, breastfeeding 101, responsible parenting, children’s diets, safety and even a yaya academy, expecting mothers will surely be more than ready for their new journey. 

Look good with the free makeover at the Mommy Makeover station and know the latest trends in maternity wear with the Baby Fashion Weekend, happening on all three days of the expo. Shop until you drop and prepare for your baby’s arrival with big discounts on brands like Bosom Buddy, Ever Bilena, Mustela, Bambino, Enfant, Baby Shop Philippines, Mamabella, Lipton Baby, Latch.A.Babe, Little Luli, Numa, My Little Baby Dragon, The Little Bugger, Tickled Moms Le’ondell, and many more! 
The whole family can also enjoy and participate on other activities like the Baby Olympics and the much awaited Baby Expo Philippines 2013 Awards featuring Star-studded Families, Parentpreneurs and the crowning of the #BibongBaby of the year. 

“The BABY EXPO Philippines 2013 is an event for the entire family, expecting parents as well as relatives and friends to enjoy and spend quality time together through the fun-filled activities we lined up.” says MediaCom Solutions Inc. President and BABY EXPO Philippines founder David Abrenilla.
To be a part of this wondrous event, call +632.843.2174 
or email info@babyexpo.ph
For updates, you can also visit www.babyexpo.ph or 
like the Baby Expo Facebook page: www.facebook.com/babyexpoph

National Heroes Day with ‘Million People March’

The “Million People March,” which started as an online campaign against the Priority Development Assistance Fund, aims to gather a million people on National Heroes Day, Monday, August 26, 2013.

Let's work together, stand up and be counted .. for our country for our future and for the greater good.
The initial plan of a peaceful rally in Luneta is a national campaign as enraged netizens agreed to hold similar protest actions in various convergence points across the country.

According to Noemi Lardizabal Dado, "there are no “central organizers” for the event, some of them met last week to talk about several issues involving the “picnic protest.”


"This is NOT a duplicate event. I created this event page for our network of friends interested to meet up on August 26 and assemble at the Luneta Grounds of the Quirino Grandstand for the August 26 facebook event as posted "MILLION PEOPLE MARCH TO LUNETA AUGUST 26: SA ARAW NG MGA BAYANI. PROTESTA ng BAYAN!!!"


Let's meet up. Many groups will be present on this day. I am only one out of many concerned citizens . I took it upon myself to ensure the safety of those that I invited . Together with a group of concerned citizens (who do not wish to be named), we aligned our messaging and logistics. There is no organizer except that, there is the Facebook admin (Peachy Bretana) and Kiko Acero who will speak to media.

The KEY MESSAGES for August 26.

1. The PDAF or Pork Barrel Fund be scrapped.
2. All the Government Officials who are found to be involved in the malversation of the Pork Barrel Funds issued to them as well as all private individuals involved be held liable civilly and criminally for such following the proper legal procedure before the proper 
legal venues.

HASHTAG: #ScrapPork

MEETING PLACE

Entrance is at the Carabao part by Roxas Boulevard. The protest area is on Burnham Greens across the Quirino grandstand and Rizal Monument

Time: 9:00 AM at our designated places in Luneta (See sector map )
Ends at 2:00 PM

COLOR THEME: any desired color. 

See me at Sector 6AB (see sector map) Since I want to be easily spotted, I will wear Teal sun hat and light blueTop. I will also bring a flag to wave so you can easily spot our network of friends.

Hashtag is #ScrapPork

(Updated as of Aug 25 7AM)

REMINDERS

1.There is no central organizer, it’s a citizen’s gathering; all are welcome
This is a peaceful gathering, so always be respectful of others and let’s cover each others backs

No central stage but small pockets with apple boxes for each group who wants to set up one; Each group would be in charge of their own activities

2. All picnic goers are expected to clean up after themselves, so please bring garbage bags

3. Look after your valuables

Rizal Park, including the Burnham Greens (grassy area of the main gathering), is a NO SMOKING AREA; drinking of alcoholic beverages is also prohibited
If you are bringing young children, you may consider putting a label on their wrist with contact information in case they stray away from you

4. Look after your own group and make sure we maintain proper decorum and discipline

5. Let’s show the world that we can all gather in a peaceful, harmonious, cooperative and caring way.

LOGISTICS present:

1. Video wall in the center- for hashtag #ScrapPork

2. Command Center and First aid station beside Video Wall- for general announcements, two police with radio for any reporting of incidents

3.. Ambulance on both sides of Quirino Grandstand

4. 700 marshals

You can also assign a marshal for your group and ask additional instructions from the command center.

5. 2,000 police officers to protect participants from criminal elements and "ensure peace and order is maintained." ( they will be on standby , not on meeting place)

6. K9 unit

7. Around 50 portalets, donated by various participants and private companies, will be installed around the park. Ambulances from Red Cross, Department of Health and Rock Ed Philippines will be on standby on all sides of the park to attend to health concerns of participants. (Via Rappler)

8. "This is a rally that will not have one stage, to be taken over by the next opportunist. this is a multicolor rally as it is one that will allow for flags and banners. " (Via Radikalchick)

9 . "Wear what you want, come in any color, come as an individual or as a member of the group, bring a flag especially if you expect students from your school, or more people to gather around your stage. " (Via Radikalchick)

10. "the goal should be to actually go and make your voice count and make your presence felt. " (Via Radikalchick)

"you and i can go, without an organizational banner or t-shirt defining us, and with only our own families and friends. we can even walk in by ourselves and sit with any group at all, and understand what they mean when they say scrap pork." (Via Radikalchick) http://www.radikalchick.com/why-should-you-go-the-august-26-rally/


WHAT TO BRING/WEAR:

1. Comfortable clothing and footwear (rubber shoes or slippers)
2. Extra shirt / face towel
3. Cap / raincoat /umbrella
4. Sunblock / insect repellant
5. Drinking water, snacks/food; pack extra to share with friends and/or donate to volunteers and marshals (please use reusable water bottles)
6. Garbage bags
7. Banig/mats, chairs, pillows
8. Portable radios and/or televisions
9. Friends and your conviction
10. Commitment to be the change you want to see

WHAT TO DO IF YOU DECIDE TO GO:

1. Go in a group; bring officemates, schoolmates, barkada, like-minded friends and family

2. Bring music, entertainment, karaoke

3. Conduct small teach-ins/discussion groups

4. Visit other groups at the picnic, talk with them, exchange (friendly) views and make new friends and connections

5. You may Sign the petitions at the change.org table near the video wall
Bring food and water to share

6. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #ScrapPork – let’s trend worldwide on 26 August

WHAT TO DO IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE FROM HOME:

1. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #ScrapPork – let’s trend worldwide on 26 August

2. Monitor media and do call ins, text and/or tweet to share your sentiments on the pork barrel scam; if you tweet, Facebook or Instagram, remember to use the hashtag #ScrapPork

3. Text or call friends at the picnic with any important or breaking news

4. Have a protest party in your house, church, or meeting hall and invite friends to monitor the event on television

5. Join the Unified Action at 10am, 11am, 12nn and 1pm by having a noise barrage in your area

Determine your meeting area. There is an open space for no banner area. If groups want to go to that area, they have to leave their banners in the D to G area. The command center /First AID will be beside LED VIdeo wall area (5A) Enter by the carabao area along Roxas Boulevard. This side will be closed to traffic though so drop off point is at the corner of South Drive/Roxas Boulevard (Look for me Sector 6AB)

Together let us express our grievances on August 26, 2013, National Heroes day, 9:00 Am at the Luneta grounds of the Quirino Grandstand in a peaceful protest and stake our claim on a little piece of our historical park. 

The Filipino people deserve an explanation.

Public officers must account for and respond to this pork barrel mess.

A Relaxed Lifestyle in LAROSSA - The Urban Botanical Community

We always dream to have something that will mean a relaxed lifestyle for us and our family.

Last Friday, I had an enjoyable tour at LAROSSA, an Urban Botanical Community right at the heart of Quezon City, accessible to many prime necessities for your convenient and easy living. LAROSSA in Capitol Hills is conveniently located near places of discovery, productivity and recreation.
Located at Bgy. Old Balara in Zuzuarregi Road and Capitol Hills Drive, LAROSSA is near  to schools, workplaces and recreational centers. It is just few minutes to University of the Philippines, UP-Ayala Technohub, Ateneo de Manila University, Mirriam College, Ayala Heights and Capitol Golf Course, and SM North Edsa and Trinoma Mall.
The Larossa Community provides residents with an ideal living environment that is serene, nature-filled and at the same time convenient in location and amenities.
 It offers a lifestyle touched by nature, in an unbeatable urban location.

Finding an urban community that inspires the enjoyment of simple things for the family, home, serene community, It is a wonderful mix of old and new,  tradition and modern. The place was huge with the trees standing tall and most trees are 100 years old! 
Larossa, the 36,401 square meter mid-rise residential is the official flagship project of Primehomes Real Esttate Development Corporation. They are working around the nature with 65% open space and 35% building space.

Primehomes is a very young real estate developer whose team is composed of 40% architects which make their company a design-driven organization.

Ms. Amica Sophia M. Paulino, the Chief Marketing Officer of PRIMEHOMES, shared us that PRIMEHOMES goal is to preserve the property’s century-old trees and to allow an intimate interaction with nature.

PRIMEHOMES nurtures the environment. It was master-planned to preserve the site’s pre-existing trees and natural features. LAROSSA is cleverly designed to make use of the natural shade of the majestic trees for a calm and cool atmosphere where residents can unwind and pursue leisure activities.

There are different pathways for jogging, walking and biking around the gated community. These pathways are connected by pedestrian crossroads for safety and are lined with lush landscaping for visual amusement.
Larossa in Capitol Hills Quezon City is beautiful place and has a stunning peaceful quality about it that draws people in, whether as tourists or as new residents of the country.
Primehomes offers the most desirable units in Quezon City in terms of design, quality and affordability.

For more information about LAROSSA visit http://www.larossa.com.ph/

Doing Business with the new BlackBerry Q10

Empower your small or medium enterprise with the latest BlackBerry Q10 smartphone available from Globe Business’ Best Postpaid Deals.

The first BlackBerry 10 smartphone features a classic physical and re-engineered BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard which has a wider layout and larger sculpted keys and stunning touchscreen display for viewing files and making video calls. It also has a longer battery life to keep up with your day-long business activities.

For only P1,499 a month at Plan 999 with P500 monthly cashout, get unlimited internet access to browse through the internet and send business e-mails, as well as all-network calls and texts to keep you connected with partners and employees.

Avail of the BlackBerry Q10 from Globe Business and get full technical assistance to sync BlackBerry Q10 smartphones with your company’s current e-mail platform via Microsoft ActiveSync, as well as guidance on procedures to upgrade to BES 10 free of charge until yearend. Contact your Globe Business Account Manager, log on to www.business.globe.com.ph/bestdeals or call (02) 730-1010 for more information.

Hardie™ Man Challenge: The Ultimate Building Contest

Tthe first ever Hardie™Man Challenge: The Ultimate Building Contest was held at The Rockwell Tent on August 22, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm.
The country’s best builders battled it off in a unique challenge that tested their skills, workmanship, and expertise.
Each builder fielded a team composed of three members. The challenge? Under time pressure, to install HardieFlex® walls, HardieFlex® ceilings, and the new HardieFlex® flooring which is designed specifically for the Philippine market.

After the challenges, these are the winners of the 
Hardie™ Man Challenge: The Ultimate Building Contest:

1st place - Shuttershield
2nd place - Cabico
3rd place - Gentry

Special Awards:
Best in Workmanship - Shuttershield
Best in Teamwork - Dreva
Best in Safety - Jonzlib’z
Best in James Hardie Knowledge - Shuttershield

The event, according to Mark Sergio, Sales and Marketing Director of James Hardie, was a perfect opportunity to experience ease of installation of HardieFlex advanced building composite, which is known for its durability, high quality, versatility and dimension precision.
“Through the Hardie™Man Challenge, th builders demonstrated how easy it is to install HardieFlex even for do-it-yourself homebuilders and how beautifully it conforms to any design preference they please. HardieFlex is the next generation in building products that does not compromise peace of mind,” said Mark.

With Typhoon Maring just leaving the country and with an average of about 20 storms entering the Philippine area of responsibility, Filipino homeowners should be careful to use only authentic HardieFlex advanced building composite. HardieFlex by James Hardie is resistant to damage caused by moisture, fire and termites and does not contain cancer-causing asbestos.

When installed and maintained correctly, HardieFlex advanced building composite is designed to withstand varying weather conditions, from scorching dry heat to thick humidity; strong winds to typhoons, flooding, and constant moisture.

Being locally based, James Hardie can cater to homeowner’s needs faster. James Hardie has local consultants that are available anytime, anywhere in the country to provide product information and technical support.

“James Hardie has been in the Philippines for 16 years as such we know the needs of Filipino homeowners -- especially the need to build the best home that their loved ones deserve; a place where they can feel safe and secure, so they can enjoy precious family moments that last a lifetime. Now that’s what we call ‘living without compromise’,” explained Mark.

HardieFlex advanced building composite is the ideal building material for your home.

To find out more, go to the website www.jameshardie.com.ph and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jameshardieph or call 1-800-888-5427 (outside Metro Manila) or 895-5427 (within Metro Manila).

Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista renews with Universal Records

Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista has renewed his contract with Universal Records last August 14 at Romulo’s Café, Quezon City.
Present during the signing are (L-R) UR Operations Manager Peter Chan, STAGES President Audie Gemora, UR General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Christian, UR Executive Vice President Ramon Chuaying, STAGES Head of Talent Management Carlo Orosa and UR Music Production Head Ito Rapadas.

Christian is soon to start work on his next album, set for release next year. The multi-awarded singer has done his bestselling albums with Universal Records – Romance Revisited (4x Platinum), A Wonderful Christmas (Diamond), First Class (Platinum).

Christian is currently seen on GMA’s musical variety show Sunday All Stars, series With A Smile and will soon play Prince Charming in Resorts World’s Cinderella, opposite Karylle.

The Baby Expo 2013 “Welcoming Life, Love and Care”

The Baby Expo 2013 to Nurture Family Development and Child Care on December 6 - 8, 2013.

Explore Philippines biggest Family event of the year! Baby Expo 2013 is dedicated to nurture Family Development and Child Care for the entire family. It will be a delightful experience for the whole family! 

The Baby Expo 2013 “Welcoming Life, Love and Care” celebrates the gift of life and family by fostering an intimate environment encouraging bonding and unity through community discussions, shopping opportunities and fun activities.

Explore the wonderful stages of family growth from maternity, newborns, toddlers and early childhood this December 6 - 8, 2013 (Friday until Sunday, from 10am-8pm) at the SMX Convention Centre Manila, Hall 1 with over 200 exhibitors.

Explore the wide variety of booths and activities provided, to cater to all your baby’s as well as family needs and wants. Know more about health and wellness for babies, moms and expecting moms with proper dieting tips, allergy treatments and breastfeeding 101. Get fit and exercise with the Yoga and Zumba classes by Plana Forma Philippines’ trainers. 

Moreover, the expo will hold discussions on responsible parenting, family planning and even a yaya academy. Educational segments provided by the Autism Society of the Philippines will also be introduced, with helpful tips for the parents and familes of special children.

Hear first- hand experiences and tips from celebrity moms Dawn Zulueta and Charlene Gonzales, as well as Carmina Villaroel as they talk about pregnancy, parenting and family affairs. Zoren Legaspi adorable twins, Casssandra and Maverick will also grace the occasion.

Spend quality time with the family through fun activities lined up for this three - day expo. Come everyday and catch all the happenings.

A first in the country, watch expecting moms with their kids and dads catwalk on stage for the fashion show, to be held on the second day of the expo with apparel from OshKosh B’gosh and Periwinkle.

If fashion isn’t your thing, then be competitive and join the yummy cupcake decorating showdown by the Vanilla Cupcake Bakery, also happening on the second day.
Without being left out, dads could also show-off their diaper changing skills on the third day with Pampers followed by the BABY EXPO 2013 Little Stars showdown

Munch and shop with the whole family with food kiosks and snack bars as well as toy stores, maternity and baby shops found all over the expo venue.

This three-day activities are:

- A Guide: Be well prepared in the important stages of your child as talks on modern-day health, safety and parenting topics for the different stages of childcare – starting from pregnancy, to infancy, and up to early childhood will be hosted by some of the country’s most respected and recognized authorities and organizations.

- A Bazaar: This will be the destination for all your baby essentials. There will be special offers for vast selections of clothes, accessories, toys, feeding and sterilizing instruments and all maternity needs as well as post maternity needs... and wants!

- An Experience: Bond with your child as the intimate venue offers play stations, fashion shows and various activities they will surely love!

This pre-holiday event is the ultimate family affair filled with exciting amusement, delectable food, irresistible selections, enriching forums & educational seminars. The Baby Expo 2013 will be a delightful experience for the whole family!

Come and celebrate life, love and care with this special event for the family. For more information, email us at info@babyexpo.ph for sponsorship and booking contact: (02) 843-2174 / (02) 550- 2724 and ask for Nadine or Justine. 

This pre-holiday event whose mission is to empower responsible parenting, family and community development and nurturing child care, is the ultimate family affair filled with exciting amusement, fun activities, delectable food, irresistible selections, enriching forums & educational 
seminars.

Check out the Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/babyexpoph
Know more about the premier family event in the Philippines at http://babyexpo.ph/about.php

UP JMA AD HOC : Seek Avidity on August 24 at the World Trade Center

The University of the Philippines Junior Marketing Association (UP JMA) and Smart, El Hombre Tequila, Unilever, AXE Apollo, Closeup, along with FOX and Star World, and our official VIP partner Bacardi together with Toska Vodka, L Acoustics, SM Youth, Guestlist.PH, El Hombre XO, PMX, Onesimus, 4th Wall, Folded & Hung Famous Salon, Creative Control Group and the Face shop bring you ADHOC: Seek Avidity at the World Trade Center on August 24.
You are not alone in this pursuit
Be part of the movement.
Lose yourself in the moment.
Experience ultimate avidity.

Every semester, college students and young professionals from all over the Metro gather to experience a night like no other. Together, they have broken records, united in their pursuit of pure bliss and uninhibited euphoria. Join the movement and experience the ultimate avidity from the one and only ADHOC by UP JMA.

Get ready to lose yourself to the beats of DJ Jon Ee , DJ Jason Dewey, DJ ChrisMyk ,and DJ Ace Ramos in this event hosted by the two time Hypeman of the Year, MC Paolo Avila. Get fueled by free-flowing drinks to be served all night long. Revel at the stunning laser lights show and a phenomenal midnight reveal.

ADHOC is the UP JMA’s biggest fundraiser and is done for the benefit of the Kids Integrated Development through Schooling (KIDS) Program, which subsidizes the education and allowance of 40 public school students, and the UP JMA Scholarship Fund meant for Business Administration students in UP Diliman .

Tickets are available at the fourth floor of the Virata School of Business in UP Diliman, selected partner organizations from other universities, and TicketWorld (891-9999). 

For more details, go to upjmaadhoc.com or facebook.com/upjmaadhoc.

Tickets will be available at the 4th floor Virata School of Business Diliman, our partner organizations, and all Ticketworld outlets. 


Check out their website http://upjmaadhoc.com/
Like them on Facebook http://facebook.com/upjmaadhoc
Follow them on Twitter http://twitter.com/upjmaadhoc
Watch their videos in HD http://vimeo.com/upjmaadhoc

All proceeds will go to Kids Integrated Development Through Schooling (KIDS) Program and the UP JMA Scholarship Fund.

Be sure to watch in HD: https://vimeo.com/72336710

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