September 30, 2013

Mark your calendar this October! Join the Mom and Me Fun Circuit !

Enjoy the wonderful world and MARK YOUR CALENDAR! 

MOM AND ME FUN CIRCUIT will happen every SATURDAY and SUNDAY of October with each event day featuring 3 different activities. 

Hop on a super cool bus and take the weekend off with your little ones, sharing bonding moments as you do sports, cooking and baking, swimming, arts and crafts classes, and more in the stops.

Mom and Me is the first lifestyle event series that aims to strengthen the bond and love between moms and kids (and dads too!) through various activities they can do together like cooking, arts and crafts, and more. Mom and Me Fun Circuit will take the mom and kids participants all over the metro to discover the best places where they can do activities together.

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Happening on October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 (every Saturday and Sunday) at 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Mom and Me Fun Circuit gets you to do three different activities with the little ones! 

October 5, 2013 (Saturday) Schedule: 

1. Arts and Music class from Mabuhay Restop 
2. Drawing class from Kidzart Philippines 
3. Play in the Park from Mind Museum 
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October 6, 2013 (Sunday) Schedule:
1. Dance class from ACTS
2. Arts and Music class from Mabuhay Restop
3. Play in the Park from Mind Museum 

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Get your tickets now. P750 is good for 1 pair of Mom or Dad and 1 Kid. Tickets are transferrable and may be given as gifts! 

Here's how to buy your tickets:

1. Complete the registration/reservation form via
2. You will receive an email for payment instructions. All payment must be made via bank deposit within three 
banking days upon registration. 
3. Email the bank deposit slip to us at
4. You will receive a confirmation email along with your e-ticket. 
5. Present your e-ticket during the event.

And here's more exciting event! One of the sponsors invited me to join the Mom and Me Fun Circuit! Thanks Burger Company PH !

Burger Company PH is the go-to burger joint for any meat lover's satisfaction. Not only is every char-grilled, certified Angus beef patty handcrafted for the freshest and juiciest of dining experiences, but each bunned creation can be personalized into your dream sandwich with the wide array of toppings (from bacon to Gorgonzola to cheese sauce to extra patties!) all for you to enjoy. Whatever gastronomic craving you have can be indulged here, whether it’s for a celebration, a get-together, or because you’re PMS-ing, Burger Company is more than ready to make you happy.


Learn more about this event: 

12th Filipino Franchise - Galing ng Pinoy Show on October 4 - 6, 2013

The Filipino Franchise Show (FFS) is a one stop shop of homegrown franchising and business opportunities specifically catered for SMEs. This event is definitely a showcase of big and successful local franchisers to new and promising franchise concepts consisting of food, retail, services, and technology.

The 12th Annual Filipino Franchise Show is the country's biggest and only exhibition of homegrown franchises. The event is scheduled for October 4-6, 2013 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, Metro Manila. The theme this year will be "Galing ng Pinoy," which pays tribute to Filipino innovation and ingenuity that underscores the competitive potential of the local franchising industry in the global market.

Produced by the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI), the event anticipates more than 30,000 visitors and has secured already more than 300 exhibitors to take part in the featured products and services from various regions of the country. Participants can look forward to unique franchising investment opportunities in food, retail and services - as well as intriguing demonstrations, seminars, and training sessions.
In past events, attendees and participants have included local and foreign corporate executives, business professionals, entrepreneurs and investors from many industries including: Banks and financial institutions, LGU's, Academe, Real Estate, Retail, Hospitality, Restaurant, and more. Attendees have also included returning overseas professional and contract workers, seafarers and on-the-sea workers, administrators from union organizations, local and foreign retirees, and newly college graduates who want to start their own business.

Armando Bartolome, president of the AFFI, comments, "The goal of the Filipino Franchise Show is to uplift the country's micro small medium enterprise. We expect this year's show to attract prospective entrepreneurs and investors who are interested in partaking in South East Asia's fastest growing economy."
Partners for the event include: BPI Family Ka-Negosyo, The Generics Pharmacy, PLDT KaAsenso, SeaOil, Meralco, Magnolia Healthy Beverages, and

AFFI is a non-stock, non-profit national organization of Filipino entrepreneurs and businessmen, duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission geared toward the uplifting of Filipino franchising industry.
Recognizing the needs and potentials of the local franchising sector, entrepreneurs Bob Juan of Labandera Ko, Armando Bartolome of GMB, Tony Cruz of Pancit Malabon, Jorge Wieneke of Potato Corner, Teresa Laurel of Goto King, Pacita Juan of Figaro, and Richie Cuna of Firogelato formed a bodythat would raise awareness and lend assistance to fellow businessmen. This brainchild was set in motion in 1997 and became known as the First Filipino Franchising Federation (F4).

Resources were scant and the challenges were plenty; but driven by the desire to realize their vision, the group slowly worked toward their goal. The pioneers’ undertakings were not left unnoticed. Since the year it was founded, the group has grown from seven to more than a hundred members. And in the early 2000’s, F4 changed its name to Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc. (AFFI).

AFFI has taken a big leap from its humble beginning. From only a handful of individuals bonded by a common advocacy, AFFI is now a well established institution that inspires the public to take part in the franchising industry offering technical assistance like research and development. It also educates aspiring entrepreneurs of the intricacies of the aformentioned business sector.

Spearheaded by the incumbent AFFI President Butch Bartolome, AFFI takes on a new endeavor of seeking the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) nationwide, beginning in Mindanao.

With yet another object just within its grasp, AFFI continues to conquer new heights.

AFFI is the organization behind the Annual Filipino Franchise Show being held in World Trade Center Manila.

Michael "Mitoy" Yonting is the first winner of The Voice of the Philippines

Michael "Mitoy" Yonting , the 42-year-old veteran band vocalist, was named the first-ever winner of “The Voice of the Philippines” during the hit TV show’s grand finale at Resorts World Manila, Sunday, September 29.
Yonting, a member of Team Lea, received 57.65% of the votes to beat Team Sarah's Klarisse de Guzman as the two artists faced off for a final showdown after garnering the highest percentage of text and online votes plus the iTunes and truetone downloads.
Before the poll for the top two artists opened, their individual scores were reset back to zero.

For the finals, the artist who got the higher percentage of public votes was named the winner of “The Voice of the Philippines.” And Mitoy got it!

Team Bamboo's Myk Perez and Team Apl's Janice Javier were the other two contestants in the Top 4 in the much-awaited finale of ABS-CBN’s hit talent search.
An emotional Yonting thanked all the ecstatic crowd before doing a reprise of his Top 2 performance of The Beatles’ “Help.”

Congratulations Mitoy! 

Here's more about Mitoy: 
Michael "Mitoy" Yonting is a Filipino band singer from Pangasinan / Sampaloc, Manila.
Mitoy discovered his passion for music at a young age. Like most artists, he actively pursued a career in the music industry but luck gave him half-a-wish. The young Mitoy back then had joined various televised talent competition shows that lead to various television appearances. He even earned a slot at a noontime show as a comedian-singer, but sadly, his career did not reach a full steam.

To raise a family, Mitoy went to Japan and other countries to work as a band singer. Later on, he came home and went to play his for his fellow countrymen. Today, Mitoy is with the band The Draybers where he plays regularly at Resorts World Manila. Because of his exposure to different and various races, Mitoy and his band learned to speak little and sing foreign songs/languages, including Japanese.

Mitoy joined the competition to mollify youthful dreams, make a career, and maybe win an awesome trophy.

Mitoy was the winner of 2012 Aliw Awards Best Group Performer in Hotel, Music lounges and Bar - DRAYBERS BAND.

X-Play Online Games : Playstation 4 Give-Away/ Grand Theft Auto 5 is Out, Sony Playstations for Raffle Winners

Here's for the Playstation gamers !

X-Play Online Games, Inc. revs up and brings to the Philippines Rockstar North’s latest epic, Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3, as it launches in the country today.

Touted to be the biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world ever created, GTA V introduces a bold new direction in storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer experience.

“We are very excited that GTA V is here,” said Ron Aquino of X-Play. “GTA fans can now finally experience the exhilaration of the game’s many exciting and explosive features, including new ways of players to repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game’s three lead characters, playing all sides of the game’s interwoven story.”

Set at the sprawling sun-soaked metropolis of Los Santos, what was once the envy of the Western world is now plagued with self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV.

In the game, the player can assume the role of three very different criminals who work their minds for survival and success:

Franklin, a street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score.

Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.

“All the classic hallmarks of this groundbreaking series will return,” continued Aquino. “Add in the incredible attention to detail, darkly humorous take on modern culture, and a brand new and ambitious approach to open world multiplayer, Grand Theft Auto V is going to be one heck of a gaming experience.”

Fans who were able to pre-order GTA V through the country’s latest online game-shopping site, Gamers.PH, will have their copy delivered for FREE today; plus a free limited edition poster and access to travel in style in the Atomic Blimp.

Up for Grabs

Five (5) Sony Playstation 4 units are up for grabs for every purchase of GTA V (PS3 or Xbox 360 Standard/Limited/Collectors Edition) at any of the following participating authorized retailers:

Ansons, Astroplus, Astrovision, Automatic Centre, Gaisano Grand Malls,, Gameline!, Game Gizmo, Game Extreme, Itech, The Landmark, Lazada, Lee Super Plaza, Metro Gaisano, Netopia, Planet Toys Sta. Lucia Department Store, Robinsons Department Store, Rustan’s, SM Appliance Center, Toy Kingdom, Toys R Us, Toy Town.

Upon purchase of GTA V, check the 10-digit alpha-numeric X-Play sticker code attached at the cover of the game box. Register at to fill up the online raffle form, along with the code.

A total of five (5) winners will get a chance to bring home a Sony Playstation 4 during the Grand Draw slated on November 6, 2013. Promo runs from September 17 until October 31, 2013.

For more information, visit

GTA V is now available at the following retail outlets:

§ Netopia
§ Lazada
§ Toys R' Us
§ Toy Kingdom
§ SM Appliance
§ Astrovision
§ Astroplus
§ Itech
§ Gameline
§ Game Xtreme
§ Toy Box (Robinson's Dept)
§ Abenson
§ Anson's
§ Automatic Centre
§ Grand Gaisano
§ Landmark
§ Lee Super Plaza
§ Metro Gaisano
§ Planet Toys
§ Rustan's
§ Toytown

About X-Play Online Games Inc.

X-play is a video game publisher in the Philippines responsible for the distribution of some of the best entertainment software in the industry. Currently, the company is an exclusive marketing partner of Take Two Interactive, and is handling games such as Bioshock Infinite, GTAV, and NBA 2K14. X-Play is also an exclusive partner of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Along with its gaming efforts, X-Play is a Strategic Partner of for Philippines.

September 29, 2013

Megan Lynne Young, wins Miss World 2013

Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World 2013 held at the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday.

“I promise to be the best Miss World ever,” Young said after winning the 63rd annual event.

The 23-year-old Filipino-American actress and TV host Megan Young, bested 126 beauty queens from around the world. Young is the first Filipina to win the coveted title in a contest broadcast to more than 180 countries worldwide.
The 23-year-old Filipino-American actress and TV host presented the aura of a Miss World-in-the-making.

 Here's Megan's winning answer to the question on why she should win Miss World:

"Miss World for me treasures the core value of humanity and that guides her into understanding people, why they act the way that they do, how they're living their lives and I will use these core values in my understanding not only in helping others but to show other people how they can understand others, to help others so that as one, together, we shall help society."

Congratulations Megan Young! 

September 28, 2013

Megan Young wins as the Grand Top Model for Miss World 2013

Miss World Philippines Megan Young won! Our very own beauty celebrity Megan Young is the grand winner in Top Models during the competition held last night at the Bali International Convention Center in Indonesia.

She is  #TopModelWINNER#BeachFashion5thPlacer & #Multimedia4thPlacer for Miss World 2013.

Top Model

2nd - UNITED STATES - Olivia Jordan
3rd - FRANCE - Marine Lorphelin
4th - UKRAINE - Anna Zaiachkivska
5th - BRAZIL - Sancler Frantz


2nd - SPAIN - Elena Ibarbia Jimenez
3rd - NORTHERN IRELAND - Meagan Green
4th - PARAGUAY - Coral Ruiz
5th - EL SALVADOR - Paola Ayala

Beach Fashion

2nd - FRANCE - Marine Lorphelin
3rd - GHANA - Naa Okailey Shooter
4th - JAMAICA - Gina Hargitay
5th - PHILIPPINES - Megan Young


2nd - THAILAND - Kanyaphak Phokesomboon
3rd - NEPAL - Ishani Shrestha
4th - PHILIPPINES - Megan Young
5th - MALAYSIA - Melinder Bhullar

Beauty with a Purpose

2nd - AUSTRALIA - Erin Holland
3rd - TANZANIA - Brigitte Lyimo
4th - BELGIUM - Noémie Happart
5th - BRAZIL - Sancler Frantz
6th - FRANCE - Marine Lorphelin
7th - GHANA - Naa Okailer Shooter
8th - ENGLAND - Kirsty Heslewood
9th - INDIA - Navneet Dhillon
10th - ARUBA - Larissa Leeuwe

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Photos: Beauty Pageant Grand Slam Facebook, Miss World 2013 Page Ranking

Visit Sources: Facebook , Yahoo, and for more details and updates!

Globe’s 0917Wonderful promo!

Let's enjoy the wonderful world of Globe’s 0917Wonderful promo! Win Gadgets, GC's, Globe Rewards Points and more! 
Globe's newest promo is exclusive for Globe, TM and Tattoo subscribers.

0917Wonderful is Globe's way of saying thank you for your continued support. 

Globe is giving away wonderful experiences to subscribers, everyday at 9:17AM and 9:17PM.

This is an early Christmas treat from globe, all Globe, TM and Tattoo On-The-Go subscribers can join this wonderful experience.

Joining is easy you must be an active Globe Telecom Mobile subscriber, TM Mobile subscriber or Tattoo Nomadic subscriber.

In order to qualify, the joining subscribers must fill out the required fields (“User Information”) on the 0917Wonderful Microsite and check the tick-box provided therein. The User Information will include: 

Mobile Number

Full Name

Email Address


How to earn entries

By submitting the User Information, the subscriber earns one entry to the promo. The subscriber can only enter his/her mobile number once. However, the subscriber can earn more entries by any of the following methods: 

Like the Globe Telecom Facebook Page 

Follow @enjoyglobe on Twitter -

Share the promo on Facebook and Twitter from the 0917Wonderful website

and use the hashtag #0917Wonderful.
This can be done 5 times daily.

You can read the full mechanics here:

You can increase your chances of winning by sharing this promo on Facebook 

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This promotion started last Sept. 17, 2013 and will run until October 24, 2013.

Good luck to us and enjoy the wonderful world of Globe!

September 27, 2013

Walt Disney's “FROZEN”

Walt Disney Pictures upcoming animated adventure, “Frozen,” directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf's Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). The film features music from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”).

The film "Frozen" seems like one cool comedy. Walt Disney Animation Studios was adapting Hans Christian Anderson's tale The Snow Queen filled you with awed anticipation as they show "rife with religious symbolism, and about a young girl who must rescue her friend who was taken by the evil queen. The studio has turned the story into a laugh-a-line family adventure in which a normal girl must face off with her 'evil' sister when said evil sister's ability to shoot snow from her hands threatens to cloak the land in eternal winter.
 In “Frozen,” when a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, an amazing and comedic snowman named Olaf, Everest-like conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

Opening across the Philippines in 3D and 2D on Nov. 27, “Frozen” will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

September 26, 2013

ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra brings Disney music to the CCP

The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra brings The Magical Music of Disney at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) this September 28, 2013 at 3:00 and 8:00 PM. Led by Gerard Salonga, the orchestra will perform various symphonic suites from Disney animated films ranging from early classics to recent releases including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Tarzan and others.

The Magical Music of Disney is a concert for the whole family. Audiences are invited to enjoy a unique experience in which timeless animated images are synchronized with music to transport them to their favorite Disney musical moment. 

This event will be hosted by Nikki Gil who appeared at the orchestra’s first run of The Magic of John Williams concert. There will be two performances for this concert: a 3:00 PM Matinee Show and an 8:00 PM Gala Show.
The Magical Music of Disney is presented by ABS-CBN and First Philippine Holdings Corporation. The Disney Concert Library has been licensing music directly to orchestra organizations worldwide since 1992.

Ticket prices:
P3500 Orchestra Premium
P2500 Orchestra Center
P2000 Orchestra Side A
P1500 Orchestra Side B
P1000 Balcony I Center/Lower Box
P800 Balcony I Side
P500 Balcony II

For inquiries:
Karlo Cea 415-2272 local 2409, (0915) 624-6808

TicketWorld 891-9999

Five Advantages for Homeowners using genuine Hardieflex

It’s no joke to build a home nowadays. You are not just building a shelter but a legacy and an inheritance. A home is your family’s safe haven—it’s where you make a lifetime of memories and enjoy each other’s company in peace and security.

As a homeowner taking care of your family’s welfare and safety, you need to be assured that the building material you’re using for your house is good enough; you need it to be strong against harsh weather, termites, and other potential causes of damage; and you need it to be durable and long-lasting. Your family deserves nothing less.

James Hardie, the company behind HardieFlex, makes “advanced building composites” as a better alternative building material for your home. HardieFlex advanced building composite is made from sand, water, cement, and cellulose fiber (fiber from radiata pine trees). This combination of ingredients creates a building material that is strong, durable, and long-lasting.

By choosing genuine HardieFlex advanced building composite, homeowners get several advantages in constructing their dream homes—without these turning into nightmares due to damage. The advantages of using HardieFlex include:

Long-term strength and durability. HardieFlex is designed to be resistant against the extreme weather conditions of the Philippines—floods, typhoons, strong winds, humidity and moisture, or dry, scorching heat; all of these may damage our homes.

HardieFlex is even resistant to damage caused by termites and fires. Even when exposed to flame, HardieFlex would not catch fire. For homeowners, these qualities of HardieFlex make it a very wise choice—it helps prevent added costs of repairs; stays strong and durable for years and years; and also helps assure the safety of loved ones in the home.

Commitment and presence in the Philippines. James Hardie has its own manufacturing plant in Cabuyao, Laguna that meets international standards. The plant’s world-class technology and quality control ensure that HardieFlex provides homeowners a durable, safe and enduring, quality home for years to come.

By investing in its own world-class facility in the Philippines, James Hardie is able to assure consumers that it is committed to the Philippine market. That commitment includes providing a constant supply of HardieFlex to consumers.
With James Hardie based in Cabuyao, Laguna, it can deliver HardieFlex to its network of distributors anywhere in the country. Homeowners across the nation are assured that HardieFlex is there for them, wherever and whenever they need it.

Guarantee of quality and warranty. The advanced building composite by James Hardie has a product warranty of 10 years that comes with a guarantee of high quality, long-lasting strength, and durability when installed as per the current installation guide.

When it comes to cheap imitations, only the distributor makes the guarantee—this is not good enough for families investing hard-earned money on their homes. If ever the imitation product is not true to its claims, it will be hard for a homeowner to run after the manufacturer—because the only link he or she has is a local distributor.

In the case of HardieFlex, it’s the manufacturer itself (not just a distributor), James Hardie, that provides the product warranty. And James Hardie is present in the Philippines as a locally registered firm under Philippine laws—just a phone call away from Filipino homeowners.

Quicker, more convenient customer service. Being locally based, James Hardie can cater to your needs as a homeowner--faster and more accurately. It has local consultants that are available anytime, anywhere in the country to provide product information and technical support.

This relieves you, the homeowner, of a lot of stress—the cheap imitators only have local distributors who can’t provide the same customer support. Homeowners can relax because they can easily contact James Hardie, the manufacturer--not just a local distributor.

James Hardie has 16 years’ experience in the country. James Hardie has been operating in the Philippines for 16 years. It knows your needs and that of your loved ones when it comes to building the perfect Filipino dream home.

Learn more about how HardieFlex advanced building composite and other innovative James Hardie products can create the ideal home or building for you; go to the website
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or call 1-800-888-5427 (outside Metro Manila) or 895-5427 (within Metro Manila).

Boy band 1:43 reaps four nominations in the 5th PMPC Star Awards for Music

BOY BAND 1:43’s sophomore album titled “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” under MCA Music which contains the monster hit song of the same title reaped one of the most number of nominations in the 5th PMPC Star Awards for Music.

With a total of four nominations for “Song of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” “Pop Album of the Year,” and “Best Duo or Group,” 1:43 joined the league Daniel Padilla, Gloc-9, Sarah Geronimo and Callalily as one of the most recognized recording artists in 2012 by the members of the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC).
1:43 is composed of four talented, charming, and stylish lads namely, Anjo Resurreccion, a University of Santo Tomas (UST) Psychology graduate and a MYX VJ Search finalist; Argee Golding, a bemedalled taekwondo athlete from UST; Gold Aquino, a Business Administration graduate from the Centro Escolar University (CEU); and Yuki Sakamoto, a Hotel and Restaurant Management student from CEU-Makati and the main vocalist of the group.

“We are truly honored to have been nominated in four categories in the 5th PMPC Star Awards for Music alongside with the most respected names in Philippine music industry,” says the group’s spokesperson Anjo.

“The recognition inspires us to advance our mission to bring back the Filipino youth’s interest to OPM,” he adds.

Released in 2012 as part of the Mang Inasal Mang-Aawit Music Advocacy Campaign, “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” became one of the biggest hits. It became the No. 1 OPM song in many of the radio countdowns nationwide and was named by Youtube Philippines as one of the most viral videos last year after garnering a total of over 35 million views.  

“Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” became the love song of this generation after it was used as the official soundtrack of “PBB Teens Edition” and the fantaserye “Juan dela Cruz” in ABS-CBN. It was likewise performed by 1:43 on KrisTV, Sarah G Live, Showtime, and ASAP to name a few.

Last year, 1:43 received two nominations for their debut album “Time for Love” in the prestigious Awit Awards for Best New Group for the song "Pag-ibig Na Kaya?" or “PiNK” and Best Christmas Song for "Merry Christmas Na."

The boy band’s follow up single titled “Ikaw At Ako” is now topping the radio charts. It became the “Most Wanted Song” of 97.1 Barangay LS FM and “Love Song To Memorize” of 90.7 Love Radio.

For booking inquiries, you may email 1:43’s manager Chris Cahilig at

Congratulations to the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2013

Congratulations to The Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs of 2013 who were recently recognized and awarded during the Digital Influencers Marketing Summit held last September 21, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center.
As chosen / voted by bloggers who participated in this writing project, the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2013 are:

A Letter Writer
Wazzup Pilipinas
Online Jobs Lifestyle
Business What Ifs?
Sarap Pinoy
San Josenyong Gala
Saranghae Korea
Details and link to join can be found at

Photo credits to Miss Janette Toral of Digital Filipino  and

September 25, 2013

One More Try: Favorite Teleserye Love Song and other OPM Hits

Universal Records has gathered some of the most memorable teleserye theme songs in their album One More Try: Favorite Teleserye Love Song and other OPM Hits.
The album’s carrier single One More Try, performed by Kuh Ledesma, is the theme of the phenomenal GMA TV series My Husband’s Lover. The series’ lead star Carla Abellana’s debut single Kung Alam Ko Lang is also included in the album.

One More Try: Favorite Teleserye Love Song and other OPM Hits also includes One More Try (Kuh Ledesma), Ngiti and Maghihintay Sa’yo (Christian Bautista), Haplos (Alden Richards), Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin (Jed Madela), among others.

One More Try: Favorite Teleserye Love Song and other OPM Hits is available at all record bars nationwide.


1.  ONE MORE TRY - Kuh Ledesma
     From the teleserye “My Husband’s Lover”
2.  NGITI - Christian Bautista
     From the teleserye “With A Smile”
4.  HAPLOS - Alden Richards

     From the teleserye “Mundo Mo’y Akin”
5.  KUNG ALAM KO LANG - Carla Abellana
6.  MAGHIHINTAY SA ‘YO - Christian Bautista

     From the teleserye “Maghihintay Pa Rin”
7.   I’D RATHER LEAVE WHILE I’M IN LOVE - Regine Velasquez
8.  SOMEONE THAT I USED TO LOVE - Lani Misalucha
9.  MAKING LOVE - Jaya
10.  TRULY - Richard Poon
11.  DI NA MABABAWI - Alden Richards

        From the teleserye “My Daughter, Seoyoung”
12.  SA AKING TABI - Alden Richards
        From the teleserye “With A Smile”

September 24, 2013

Trumpets returns with the magical musical The Bluebird of Happiness

What happens when two kids embark on a magical adventure to find happiness?
The Bluebird of Happiness follows the unforgettable adventure of poor kids Mytyl and Tyltyl search of a mythical creature called the bluebird of happiness. They are accompanied by their dog, their cat, and a candle in human form named "Light" who help them on their journey. Together, they explore wondrous and mysterious lands and meet interesting and enchanted characters in their quest for true happiness.
They visit "The Land of Memory" where they encounter their long dead grandparents, "The Palace ofNight" where nightmares and horrors creep from dark corners, "The Forest" filled with trees who have a grudge against humans, "The Land of Luxury" that holds all kinds of riches and bounty, and "The Land of the Future" where sadness is unknown and “The Graveyard” where they must face their worst fears. Despite of all the places they visit they end up where they started and find that the "Bluebird of Happiness" is right in their own home.
“It will be an unforgettable, magical adventure for all families,” says Trumpets President Audie Gemora on why he chose this project to mark Trumpets’ musical comeback. “Trumpets prides itself with productions like The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Joseph The Dreamer, Little Mermaid, among others. Now, we’ve found an apt material for our comeback and have assembled an artistic team composed of the finest artists in the local musical theater scene including director and librettist Jaime Del Mundo, composer Rony Fortich, musical arranger Mon Faustino, scenographer Mio Infante, lighting designer John Batalla, and choreographer Nancy Crowe.

Audie promises that The Bluebird of Happiness will have all the elements that made audiences love previous Trumpets productions.

The Bluebird of Happiness will start enchanting families at the Meralco Theater from September 27 to October 20, 2013.

For tickets, contact the Trumpets office at 901-4364 or TicketWorld at 891-9999

For more details, Like the Official Facebook Page(

Follow the Official Twitter Account– (@TheBluebirdMNL)

CHARACTERS (in order of appearance)

o Tyltyl – Anton Posadas / Guido Gatmaytan

o Mytyl – Alessa Zialcita / Chimmi Kohchet–Chua

o Mama Tyl - Mayen Bustamante–Cadd

o Berylune - Jennifer Villegas–dela Cruz

o Tylette - Lynn Sherman

o Tylo - Robie Zialcita

o Light - Carla Guevara–Laforteza

o Grandpa Tyl - Steve Cadd

o Grandma Tyl - Joy Virata

o Night - Joel Trinidad

o Father Time - Raymund Concepcion 

ADULT ENSEMBLE (in alphabetical order) may nadagdag kasi sa ensemble

o Peachy Atilano

o Ems Bolaños

o Carlos Canlas

o Steven Conde

o Leroy Dela Fuente

o David Shawn Delgado

o Pamela Imperial

o FJ Jorvina

o Charley Magalit

o Amiel Mendoza

o Jun Ofrasio

o Jay Pangilinan

o Noel Rayos

o Tracy Santuyo

o Mark Tayag

o Kakki Teodoro

o Mabelle Bangayan-Ti

o Chino Veguillas

ABS-CBN stages simultaneous 5-city "ONE RUN, ONE PHILIPPINES"

Pinoys in five cities can run to save five environment projects including Pasig River rehabilitation
Thousands of participants are expected to take part in the “One Run, One Philippines,” the five-city simultaneous advocacy run of ABS-CBN in the Philippines and the United States this October 6 as part of ABS-CBN’s 60th anniversary celebration.

In cooperation of ABS-CBN Foundation’s Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP), Regional Network Group (RNG) and The Filipino Channel (TFC), the “One Run, One Philippines” will invade Quezon City, Cebu City, Bacolod City, Davao City, and Los Angeles (USA) to clamor for the protection of various environmental advocacies.

"Participants are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles as disposable cups will not be provided at water stations positioned along the roads to promote environmental awareness and minimize waste production," said ABS-CBN Foundation managing director Gina Lopez at the press conference held at the Torre Venezia Suites, the official hotel partner of the event.

The Quezon City leg or the fifth “Run for the Pasig River” will be held at Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) with 6:00 AM gunstart for both 3K and 5K categories. Starting line is located at the Technohub overpass. Participants will go straight along Commonwealth Avenue then head to QMC for the finish line.

As part of its preparation, lanes that will be used for the race will be closed at 2 AM on the event day, while the two outermost lanes on both sides of Commonwealth Avenue will remain open. The motorists are advised to take alternate routes if possible as heavy traffic is expected.

Parking zones located at Philcoa, Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Agriculture, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, Sugar Regulatory Commission, Trinoma, Wildlife, Quezon City Hall, National House Authority, and side streets of University Avenue, Visayas Avenue, North Avenue, Quezon Avenue, East Avenue and Kalayaan Avenue have been reserved for participants with vehicles.

Meanwhile, the three provincial legs will all start at 4:30 AM with its 21K category followed by the 5K and 10 K at 5:30 AM. Starting line of Cebu leg is at SM City Cebu, Davao leg is at the Abreeza Mall, while the Bacolod leg is at the Provincial Capitol Lagoon.

The Los Angeles leg, on the other hand, will begin at 7:30 AM with its 1K Kiddie Run, 5K and 10K categories at Burbank, California.

The Cebu leg will benefit coastal conservation in Daan Paz; the Davao leg will support the ecotourism projects in Marilog Tourist Center; the Bacolod leg will help the mangrove and livelihood projects in Punta Taytay, Sum-ag River rehabilitation, and ecotourism projects in Bacolod City Water District Campuestuhan Watershed; while the Los Angeles leg will fund the Green Initiative of Bantay Kalikasan.

Kapamilya stars Anne Curtis, Kim Atienza, Kim Chiu, Karylle and model-blogger Erwann Heusaff will lead the “Run for the Pasig River” in Quezon City that will again raise funds for the rehabilitation of the Pasig River and its tributaries.

Paulo Avelino, Jayson Abalos (Cebu leg); Maja Salvador, Aaron Villaflor, Bryan Termulo (Davao City); Joem Bascon, Paul Jake Castillo, Bangs Garcia; and Jake Cuenca (Los Angeles), will represent the four other legs of "One Run, One Philippines," which will also benefit various environmental projects.

The KBPIP has organized four successful runs for the Pasig River and had raised P25.94 million. In 2009, the fun run funded the initial phase of Estero de Paco’s clean-up, while the historic “10.10.10 Run for the Pasig River” funded the second phase and even broke the Guinness World Record for the “most number of participants in a running event” with 116,086 runners.
The 2011 and 2012 runs for the Pasig River are currently aiding the rehabilitation of 16 esteros in Quezon City and Manila including the Estero de San Miguel and four others behind the Malacañan Palace.

Registration for the fifth “Run for the Pasig River” is ongoing at Run for the Pasig River booths in  the following : 
SM Mall of Asia
SM Megamall

Chris Sports outlets in:
Festival Mall
SM North EDSA Annex
SM Manila
SM Fairview
SM Megamall
and Fitness & Athletics BGC.

For the Cebu, Davao and Bacolod legs, sign-up at ABS-CBN Cebu; 
Abreeza Mall or Holiday Gym and Spa;
and ABS-CBN Bacolod.

Online registration for the Los Angeles leg is open at 

Log on to for other updates. Limited edition “One Run, One Philippines” official race gear distributed by ABS-CBN Licensing are also available in the booths.

September 23, 2013

Judy Ann Santos is the latest celebrity endorser of Champion Fabri-con

Judy Ann Santos - Agoncillo is one of the finest young actresses of her generation, well known for many movies and television shows, successfully established her place in show business. She also appeared on television commercials of various products, and she chooses her endorsements well to preserve her good public image. "Juday" as she is called by most people close to her including her fans, is really enjoying real-life role as mother to Yohan and Lucho, and wife to TV host and actor Ryan Agoncillo.
And presently, Judy Ann finds comfort of home with Champion Fabri-con. Champion Detergent, currently one of the leading detergent brands in the country, has reached another milestone in its commitment to offer meaningful quality products to Filipino consumers with the release of its CHAMPION FABRI-CON – Liquid Fabric Conditioner with Freshness Capsules. And very much timely as Peerless Products Manufacturing Corporation, the company behind the Champion brand, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary since its founding in 1963. This new product continues the company’s 50-year tradition of excellence in all its products.
I have attended press conference for Judy Ann this afternoon, September 23 held at Paranaque Function Rooms of Shangri-La Hotel in Makati City. It was a light afternoon and during an intimate luncheon with friends from print, online and television media, the endorser gamely showed off her newfound love to the newest addition to the roster of premier quality products of Champion.
And who better to help launch this latest fabric conditioner product than the Philippines’ primetime television and film queen Ms. Judy Ann Santos. “It was a natural decision for me to join the Champion family. The same reason, my husband (Ryan Agoncillo) agreed to do it, it really is the virtue of the brand’s integrity that made me say yes to it,” says the newest face of Champion Fabri-Con. “When we talk about Champion, it’s all about high quality. It’s about top-of-the-line ingredients, which is also true for this new product with its quality fragrance oils that release a fresh and airy fragrance throughout the day. And that’s what I love about it.”

Champion Fabri-Con provides an elegant, well-balanced and sophisticated profile of fragrance—one that comes from all-quality ingredients and that reminds us of the comfort of home. 

“I use it everywhere, and I always get wonderful end-results. Aside from softening, it also leaves this powdery fresh scent in all my fabrics – whether it’s home linens like blankets and curtains, or the clothes of my loved ones.”

“That’s the power of Champion Fabri-Con. It makes you feel right at home,” she ends with a smile.

CHAMPION FABRI-CON – Liquid Fabric Conditioner with Freshness Capsules


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