Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Debut Album Of ZENDEE Titled “ I BELIEVE"!

Warner Music Philippines proudly announces the release of debut album of  ZENDEE titled “ I BELIEVE. ”

            The nine-track album features six original compositions and three cover songs.  The complete titles, composers, theme and concept of the songs are as follows:
“ Runaway ” is an upbeat, getting over / moving on love song with a current/new sound written by US-based songwriters and world-class composers Andrew Fromm, Matt Bronleewe, Jordan Pruitt, & Tyler Hayes.
“ The Ones You Love ” - a love song about heartache and “ Completely ” -  a ‘couples song’ were both written by Diane Eve Warren. Dianne is a US-based songwriter highly regarded worldwide as a hit maker with hundreds of hit songs under her belt.
“ I Believe ” - an inspirational love song with only the piano and vocals and “ If You Want ” -  the only love song in the album that has only a ukulele and vocals as accompaniment. This was written by Lamberto Reyes Jr.  who also composed songs for other Warner Music artists.
“ Go The Distance ” is an inspirational song which best exemplifies the journey of Zendee and at the same time showcasing her vocal prowess. Written by Alan Menken, David Joel Zippel.
“ Hallelujah ” written by Leonard Cohen, is an  ‘arena’ inspired sound which focus on Zendee’s  vocal prowess.
“ Love Takes Time ” written by Mariah Carey and Ben Margulies is Zendee's version of this classic hit.
“ Runaway ” (acoustic)  is a stripped-down version of  ‘ Runaway. ’
The artistic and production team of  Zendee – “I Believe” is composed of  Flerry de Leon (Executive Producer), Neil Gregorio (Album Producer; A&R Direction),  Dante Tanedo (Chief Recording Engineer),  Dan Tanedo, Angee Rozul, & Efren San Pedro (Additional Recording),  Dante Tanedo (Song Mixing @ Bellhaus Entertainment Studio); Neil Gregorio (Song Sequence and Mastering), Arnie Mendaros, Moy Ortiz & Neil Gregorio (Vocal Supervision),  Niccolo Cosme (Photography), and Ira Cosme (Cover Layout).
I Believe is now available at all your favorite record stores on iTunes.
            To get Zendee’s ringback tones, just text ZENDEE to 2447 for SMART subscribers and you can also visit www.pressplay.ph.
A mall tour, special TV guest appearances and radio interviews will also be conducted to prmote the album.
Zendee will perform as the special guest artist of Jason Mraz on his concert on May 14 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
            Can’t get enough of Zendee? Follow her via the following social networking sites below.

Live And Have Fun Under The Sun With No Worries With NISCE Skin And Face!

    More than any season, summer is the peak of skin problems especially today that heat seems to scorch more each time you go out. Noticeable high temperature threatens each stroller to spend time outdoors. And not just that for it’s also an opportunity to show off well worked out body or a sexy one, so to speak. 

Common problems these days are sunburn and how to confidently carry yourself in a swimwear showing a little skin when plunging to the beach. Nisce Skin ‘n Face’s brand ambassadors Luke Landrigan and Luke Jickain both give a gist to enjoy lively sun to the fullest. 

  If you’re someone who loves to go out a lot, Nisce’s sun screen is committed to deliver high quality protection and provides nourish to skin. “Nisce’s Superblock SPF 80 is my sports buddy whenever I go surfing and do other under-the-sun activities”, surf champion and Nisce Superblock ambassador, Luke Landrigan shares. 
 He recommends Nisce Superblock for it has (sun protection factor) SPF 80 which means it is advisable for outdoor and prolonged exposure in the sun. Added to the efficiency is its broad spectrum sunscreen which means it reduces the risk of skin cancer and slows down the skin aging process. 

Among any other sun protection, Nisce Superblock has the same potency for both face and body so it is convenient. No need to carry extra load in your bag. It’s also waterproof for longer effect. As for Luke, he needs sunscreen that will not wash away easily. What's more is, it’s non-greasy that means more you won’t be minding sticky feeling and just indulge yourself to summer activities. 

  “As a model, I must maintain my well contoured and shaped body. I always make sure I’m getting the right and balanced diet, enough sleep, and a routine of exercise. This lifestyle is hard to sustain that’s why Nisce is helping me out. They have Radio Frequency to care my look”, celebrity model with Filipino-French descent Jickain said.

    Let’s accept it. Lesser fabric is a trend during summer. But how would you confidently walk to the beach with your swimwear on? It might be a challenge for someone who is hiding heavy load and bulging fats. Will you dare show it off or remain covered?

It is not a sin for a man to care for how they look especially when your image is at stake. Non-surgical Slimming Radio Frequency Contour is guaranteed safe, painless, and gentle that provides long-term and natural look. It uses high frequency current through the multipolar poles, gradually increasing skin temperature. Radio Frequency effectively increases metabolism and flash out fatty fluids. Some benefits of multipolar RF are, it is non-surgical and non-invasive, and you get to observe immediate visible result after the first session. 

Never be hindered with bulky insecurities inside your tummy and fear of being toasted. Clothe yourself with confidence with the help of Nisce Skin ‘n Face, the beauty and wellness chain that hand concern to your problem. So, ladies and gentlemen, plunge into the beautiful summer and enjoy! 

Visit here: http://www.nisceskin.com
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NisceSkin
On Twitter: www.twitter.com/Nisceskin

Chat Na Pa-Text-Text Lang With SUN IMessenger!

       Chatting need not be expensive, connecting with  family and friends is fast and easy, no need to go online, just with your basic mobile phone, you can now avail this service from Sun's new IMessenger!
Sun iMessenger is an SMS chat service that allows Sun mobile phones to go online on FB, Google,YM, MSN, AOL, and ICQ. Text Buy Day to 2746 to get your P20 Unlimited subscription. For more details, Text SUNIM to 2746!

Chatting over the Internet is a convenient and practical way to communicate with friends or loved ones who are far and away. But how do you stay connected when you’re on the go and there are no Wi-Fi hotspots, no internet cafes, or your phone’s not enrolled in a data plan? Let Sun iMessenger save the day!

What’s great about Sun iMessenger is that users do not have to connect to the Internet to be able to chat with their online buddies. They simply receive chat messages in form of a text message, and reply to these messages through text as well.

Sun IM aims to empower people by offering unlimited chat experience that enables them to stay connected to their family, friends, and loved ones both here in the Philippines and abroad. Sun IM is also bent in improving its services and adding new features to suit the needs of its ever-growing market.

It currently has a network of 1.5 million subscribers.

For as low as P20 a day, you can get an UNLIMITED CHAT EXPERIENCE that’s as EASY as TEXTING! SIGN UP NOW and get one (1) Day FREE trial!

Visit here: http://www.sim.ph/home
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sun.imessenger
On Twitter: @sunimessenger

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Nokia unveils the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 in the Philippines!

Nokia announces the availability of two new smartphones in the Philippines: the Nokia Lumia 720 and the Nokia Lumia 520. With these two new highly competitive smartphones, Nokia is delivering a rich selection of high-end features, familiar from the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, style and innovation to lower price points.  

The perfect device - Chic and Social  
The Nokia Lumia 720 is bound to stand out from the crowd. Positioned as a mid-range smartphone, the spanking new Nokia Lumia 720 is sleek, light, and a bright device with high end technology packed into its beautiful and seamless uni-body design. This device is powered by a massive 2,000 mAH battery and raises the bar for all the mid-range smartphones in the segment. Weighing only 128 grams, this Windows Phone 8 device is a class above and the envy of its peers
The Nokia Lumia 720 is made for the socially savvy crowd.  It comes with an HD-quality 1.3 megapixel front facing camera with wide angle lens. This sleek device brings the best Nokia front facing camera experience and is capable of snapping perfect group portraits with friends, or making Skype calls with loved ones.  Nokia Lumia 720 is also equipped with the exclusive Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia’s largest f1.9 aperture, thus making it a breeze to snap stunningly clear images, by day or by night!

The more fun smartphone
For those who are looking to upgrade to a smartphone, the Lumia 520 is the perfect device to bring the Windows Phone 8 experience with high-end Nokia innovations at an affordable price. Digital camera lenses transform the five-megapixel autofocus camera on the Nokia Lumia 520 into a fun way to capture pictures and share memories. Cinemagraph adds motion to still images that can then be shared with friends on Facebook, Twitter or via email. Smart Shoot lets people create the perfect group picture, taking multiple images and selecting the best facial expressions from each, or even remove people from the shot. The easy to use Panorama lens captures super-wide-angled photos to take in more of the scene. 

With Windows Phone 8, Nokia Lumia 520 also provides a more personal smartphone experience. Pinning playlists, HERE routes, Web-pages and documents direct to the Start Screen as Live Tiles makes it easier to access favorite content, while People Hub brings all social media notifications and messages into one convenient location. With Xbox, 7GB of free online SkyDrive storage as well as Microsoft Office with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint available out of the box, Windows Phone 8 makes the Nokia Lumia 520 one of the most powerful smartphones at this price point. With an 8GB mass memory and expandable 64GB memory slot, Nokia Lumia 520 also allows to store a wealth of content created and collected. 

Tap and Connect
With Near Field Communication (NFC) built into the Nokia Lumia 720, pairing, connecting and sharing data would just be a tap away! NFC allows wireless transferring of data by placing the devices at close-proximity, or by tapping them together.

All you need is HERE
shell covers allows you Check out the HERE experience on both the Nokia Lumia 720 and Nokia Lumia 520. These devices come pre-installed with a full HERE suite of applications including HERE Maps and HERE Drive. With Nokia HERE, say goodbye to long and tedious web-browsing and the opening of a dozen tabs to get directions to a desired location. Nokia HERE brings a platform that integrates both Maps and Drive to offer users an outstanding experience on the road, or by foot. Not only that, HERE maps and HERE drive can be used without Data or WiFI connection. 

Additionally, the new HERE Maps comes with the integration of LiveSight™, Nokia’s set of augmented-reality technologies. LiveSight™ uses “sight” as a fundamentally new way to discover and navigate the world, recognizing what people see through their phone’s camera and layering that view with relevant, place-based information. LiveSight™ also powers Place Tag, a new digital lens introduced for Lumia today. Combining Nokia’s unique capabilities in location and imaging, Place Tag adds location stamps to photos with relevant information about pictured places. Nokia Conversations has more on the HEREnews.

Snap-On and Power Up!
Seen first on the Nokia Lumia 920, charging is equally fun for the mid-range Nokia Lumia 720. Just snap on a wireless charging shell and simply place them on the Nokia Wireless Charging Stand or Nokia Wireless Charging Plate and your device charges up. This inductive Qi technology built into back to wirelessly charge your device in style. 

The Nokia Lumia 720 has an SRP of P14,590 and the Nokia Lumia 520 has an SRP of P7,990.  Both devices are available at a Nokia Store near you.
Nokia Lumia720

Operating system
Windows Phone 8
HERE location and mapping services
Free global HERE Maps, free regional HERE Drive (data charges may apply)
4.3” ClearBlack WVGA LCD, 2.25 D Gorilla Glass 2, Super Sensitive Touchfor nail and glove use
2000 mAh battery + Optional Nokia Wireless Charging Cover Accessory
1.0 GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4
Back: 6.7 MPIX, BSI, F1.9, Auto-Focus, Carl Zeiss, LED flash, HD 720p @ at 30 fps
Front: Skype HD wide angle (1.3Mpix)
512 MB RAM
8GB mass memory
Support for micro SD cards up to 64GB
7GB free SkyDrive storage

Nokia Lumia 520

Operating system
Windows Phone 8
HERE maps and location experiences
Free* global HERE Maps, free regional HERE Drive(data charges may apply)
4”IPS LCD WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) 16M colors, Super sensitive touch for nail and glove use
1430 mAh
1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon™
5 MP autofocus
video recording HD 720p 30fps
512 MB RAM
8GB mass memory
Support for micro SD cards up to 64GB
7GB free SkyDrive storage

        Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. 

Visit here: http://www.nokia.com.ph

The Country's Premier MOTIVATIONAL TV" Zoe Light TV33 - Kaibigan Mo!

   When we went to Zoe TV the other day, for a brief "A Blog's Light" meeting with Ms. Jam, said station's social media manager, co-incidentally, renowned singer Yeng Constatino leading her band Sesa, were still taping for SolemnSessions Anniversary Special, so we paused for it, though it was their last number, having heared them sing straight from their soul, song of praise, I have been blessed and refreshed!
Yes, be inspired, watch them them at SolemnSessions on Zoe TV 33, Monday to Saturday 9:30pm!

Other valuable shows to watch here are: I Love Pinas, Sarap Pinoy, Adyenda, News Light, Road Trip, This Is My Story This Is My Song, Light Cinema Specials, Pisobilities, Jesus The Healer, 700 Club Asia, Midnight Prayer Helps, PJM Forum, Diyos at Bayan, and many more..

"Let there be LIGHT!" - God
And there is LIGHT TV33 -
Kaibigan mo!

Visit here: http://www.lightnetwork.ph/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LightTV

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Richard Poon Launches Pop Album Legends This April 26 at Eastwood!

 Say goodbye to the local Big Band Crooner, as Richard Poon goes back to pop with his latest album Legends, which will be launched this April 26, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Eastwood Mall Open Park, and April 28, Sunday, 7:00 p.m., Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill.

In Legends, Richard traces his pop roots by singing some of the biggest pop artists in the international music industry - classics by Lionel Richie (Truly), Whitney Houston (All At Once), Barbra Streisand (Evergreen), Madonna (Borderline), Barry Manilow (Ready To Take A Chance Again), among others.

“This is an interesting point in my career,” says Richard. “Aside from being with a new label (Universal), I am also going back to pop after years of doing big band.”

Richard adds that he welcomes the challenge with open arms, and he hopes that people will continue supporting him and his music.

Richard joins the elite roster of Universal Records artists – Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Noel Cabangon, Christian Bautista, Gloc-9, JayR, Sam Concepcion, Parokya Ni Edgar, Sponge Cola, Callalily, Kamikazee, among others.

In the album, Richard collaborates with friend Christian Bautista in the Michael Jackson hit The Girl Is Mine.

Legends will have its album launch this April 28, Sunday, on ASAP 18.
ASAP18 Album Launch APRIL 28.
"Legends" Tracklist:
1. All At Once (originally popularized by Whitney Houston)
2. All In Love Is Fair (originally popularized by Stevie Wonder)
3. And I Love Her (originally popularized by The Beatles)
4. Crazy (originally popularized by Kenny Rogers)
5. Truly (originally popularized by Lionel Richie)
6. Evergreen (originally popularized by Barbra Streisand)
7. Borderline (originally popularized by Madonna)
8. A Song For You (originally popularized by Elton John)
9. Can't Help Falling In Love (originally popularized by Elvis Presley)
10. The Girl Is Mine (originally popularized by Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney)
11. If I Keep My Heart Out Of Sight (originally popularized by James Taylor)
12. Ready To Take A Chance Again (originally popularized by Barry Manilow)

The World We Want!

What better way to solve a problem is to identify them. And with the United Nations coming up with a project, My World, a survey on questions and issues important to us, that needs to be answered..

Vote here: http://www.myworld2015.org/index.html

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have made a huge impact on the lives of billions, but there is still much more to be done to address extreme poverty, diseases and environmental crises.

The global development agenda for the period after 2015 will build on the progress made on the MDGs while confronting persistent inequalities and new challenges facing people and planet.

The new development agenda must result from a truly open and inclusive process that engages people from all parts of the world and all sections of society.

The UN and the Secretary General’s High Level Panel on post-2015 want to hear directly from people across the world about what is important to them, so that their views can be taken into account in this global conversation. MY World is conceived as a tool to deliver this.

MY World is a global survey for citizens led by the United Nations and partners. It aims to capture people's voices, priorities and views, so that global leaders can be informed as they begin the process of defining the new development agenda for the world.

Through creative online and offline methods, MY World asks individuals which six of sixteen possible issues they think would make the most difference to their lives. The sixteen issues have been built up from the priorities expressed by poor people in existing research and polling exercises and they cover the existing Millennium Development Goals, plus issues of sustainability, security, governance and transparency.

From now until 2015, we want as many people in as many countries as possible to be involved with MY World: citizens of all ages, genders and backgrounds, and particularly the world’s poor and marginalized communities.

Results will firstly be submitted to the Secretary General´s High Level Panel for Post-2015 before their meetings in Monrovia, Bali and New York and will feed into their final report and recommendations for a new development framework in May 2013.

Afterwhich, MY World will continue gathering people´s voices up to 2015 and results will be shared with the Secretary General and global leaders as they prepare the next development agenda in the run up to 2015.
Visit here: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldwewantph

Friday, April 19, 2013

Warner Music Philippines Launched Zendee's Much-Awaited CD Album!

      Bursting onto the national scene with her viral video on YouTube, Zendee has been an instant hit to both casual fans comprised of the masses and even the most ardent of music aficionados. Her amazing vocal prowess and out of this world personality have brought her something all Filipino artists aspire for but rarely have the chance to get – a global audience. This was brought about by the once-in-a-generation opportunity 
of guesting on "The Ellen DeGeneres" show, which she completely and utterly nailed from start to finish - dancing onto the stage with her Gangnam style dance march, to her tear-jerking interview, and topping it off with her awe-inspiring performance of  Jennifer Holiday’s “And I am Telling You”.  Finally, the much-awaited album is out!

My Green Card-Powered By Warner Music Philippines' Musikcard!

MANILA, Philippines - Warner Music Philippines, one of the country’s top music labels, signed a partnership with Petronas, a global leader in the distribution of engine lubricants, to offer a new and exciting way of enjoying music on your favorite gadgets. The partnership introduces My Green Card, powered by Warner Music Philippines’ Musikcard, which allows Petronas customers to access the label's vast song catalogue.

Petronas is the first to offer this amazing music experience in the Philippines. Customers with a Petronas My Green Card can download 100 files of their favorite tracks — from pop, rock, love songs, OPM, hip-hop to R&B — into their PC, MP3 or mobile phones.

In photo are Flerry de Leon, Warner Music Philippines President & GM and Carlos Corpuz, Petronas Energy Philippines, Inc. President & CEO during the signing. Standing are members of the band General Luna, Ebe Dancel, Zendee and Mayeen Ledesma, Marketing Manager of the Petronas Energy Philippines Inc. Lubricant Business Division (far right)

Visit here: http://www.warnermusic.com.ph/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warnermusicphilippines


    Hilig mo ba ang magsalaysay ng mga bagay - bagay o di kaya naman, may mga kuwentong nais mahubog at mapaunlad habang naghahanap ng makabagong kaalaman upang mailarawan at maibahagi ito sa isang masining at nakawiwiling paraan?

Ano pang hinihintay ninyo? Tara, makibahagi na! 

Sulitin ang pagkakataon at gawing makabuluhan ang mga nalalabing araw ng tag- araw. Halina't matuto at maglibang habang nililinang at pinagyayaman ang talento't kakayahan sa ikaapat na taon ng palihang---

"Sulyap: Pagsilip sa Paggawa ng Pelikula 4"

Isang libreng pantas- aral sa paggawa ng pelikula para sa mga mag- aaral man sa hayskul o kolehiyo at maging propesyunal, may edad 15 pataas.
ika- 25 at 26 ng Mayo at ika- 8 ng Hunyo 2013 

Lungsod ng Quezon

Narito ang link ng talaan sa paglahok (application form)
Ang HULING ARAW ng PAGPAPATALA ay sa ika- 10 ng MAYO 2013, Biyernes.

Para naman sa katanungan at karagdagang kaalaman mangyari lang na makipag- ugnayan kay Bb. Kate Villaflor sa pamamagitan ng email: maskay_project@yahoo.com/malayangsiningkayumanggi@gmail.com

- Ang “Free Workshop” ay may nakatakdang bilang lamang ng kalahok. (Limited slot only)
- Siguraduhing nasagutan ng maiigi ang talaan ng paglahok (application form). 
- Huwag kalilimutan na bukod sa talaan ay may buod ng kuwento (synopsis) kayong ipapasa at dapat ito’y may kaugnayan sa salitang 'SILANGAN'. SILANGAN-- Maaring mangahulugang SIMULA, PAG-ASA, LIWANAG, PAGSIKAT, PAGSILANG o ng ating bansa mismo.
- Ang lahat ng mapipiling kalahok ay makakatanggap ng confirmation email/ text matapos ang huling araw ng pagpapatala

Thursday, April 18, 2013

iBlog:The 9th Philippine Blogging Summit

Hello everyone. We are now gearing up for iBlog9: the 9th Philippine Blogging Summit (#iblog9). In this regard, we would like to invite interested speakers to submit a topic proposal for consideration on or before April 15, 2013.
iBlog9 will take place on May 31 and June 1 at Malcolm Theater, College of Law, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City.
The first day will focus on Blogging for Business and Advocacies (entrepreneurs, corporations, non-government organizations, and similar entities). We prefer to receive proposals on topics that can help businesses and organizations better understand how they can tap blogs as a marketing and promotional tool, and how to work effectively with bloggers to achieve that purpose.
The second day will focus on topics of interest for Bloggers in general, such as blogging must-know, social media, blogging policies, taking blogs to the next level, among others. We are also interested in hearing experience of bloggers from different parts of the country.
Submit your topic proposal on or before April 15, 2013. The approved topics and speakers for the summit will be posted before the end of April as we open for registration.
Thank you.
WHAT: iBlog:The 9th Philippine Blogging Summit
WHERE: Malcolm Theater, Malcolm Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City
WHEN: May 31 and June 1, 2013
Registration will start on April 22, 2013.
Visti here: http://iblogph.org/

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


 Manila, Philippines – A total of nine (9) consortiums involving major local and foreign conglomerates, banks, and IT companies submitted eligibility documents to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) last Friday (April 12), in an effort to qualify as bidders for the P 1.72-Billion Contactless Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS) Public-Private Partnership Project.

“We are very pleased with the investor turnout for the AFCS Project.  Serious players from the transportation, IT, banking, and retail industries – both local and foreign – all came out to seek pre-qualification to participate in the bidding of the project,” the Transport Department said.

The DOTC believes that this is proof of high investor confidence in the project, as well as in the agency itself.

“The fact that these major groups want to be the our private sector partner for the AFCS Project only goes to show their trust and confidence in the Department, and in our open, fair, and transparent bidding process,” added the DOTC.

The 9 consortiums which submitted their qualification documents are:

  • AF Consortium, composed of BPI Card Finance Corporation, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Smart Communications, Inc., Globe Telecom, Inc., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corp., and NTT Data Corporation.
AF Consortium will also rely on the required experience of Bank of the Philippine Islands, Octopus Transactions Ltd., SMRT International Pte. Ltd., Cubic Transportation Systems (Australia) Pty. Ltd., Accenture, Inc., MSI Global Private Ltd., and Indra Sistemas, S.A.

  • Comworks Consortium, composed of Comworks, Inc., Philippine Gaming Management Corp., Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corp., Acer, Inc., Infochamp Systems, Corp., and Berjaya Philippines, Inc.
  • E-Trans Solutions Joint Venture, Inc. Consortium, composed of Tera Investments, Inc., Eastwest Banking Corp., Sagesoft Solutions, Inc., Pilipinas Micro-Matrix Technology (PMT Joint Venture), Inc., and Pulsar Avancer Technologie, Inc.
E-Trans Consortium will also rely on the required experience of Kentkart EGE Elektronik San. Ve Tic. A.S., Kentkart Marmara Elektronik Turizm San. Ve Tic. A.S., Kentkart Cukurova Elektronik San. Ve Tic. A.S., and JTKC Equities, Inc.

  • Lamco Consortium, composed of Lamco Paper Products Co., Inc., New San Jose Builders, Inc., Landbank of the Philippines, and NEC Philippines, Inc.

Lamco Consortium will also rely on the required experience of Busan Transport Corp. and Samwon FA Co., Ltd.

  • Mega Lucky United Consortium, composed of Asia United Bank Corporation, Dignitas Equity, Mega Cellular Network, Inc., and Gravitas 777.
Mega Lucky Consortium will also rely on the required experience of Korea Smart Card Corp. and LG CNS Co. Ltd.

  • Megawide-Suyen-Eurolink Consortium, composed of Megawide Construction Corp., Suyen Corp., and Eurolink Network International Corp.
Megawide-Suyen-Eurolink Consortium will also rely on the required experience of EZ-Link Pte. Ltd. and China National Software and Service Co., Ltd.

  • MTD-PRLM Consortium, composed of MTD Capital BHD and Puregold Realty Leasing and Management, Inc.
MTD-PRLM Consortium will also rely on the required experience of Puregold Price Club, Inc., Maybank Philippines, Inc., and Transit Link Pte. Ltd.

  • San Miguel Transport Solutions Consortium, composed of Optimal Infrastructure Development, Inc., Catchweight Holdings, Inc., Deltacrest Holdings, Inc., and Allcard Plastics Philippines, Inc.
San Miguel Consortium will also rely on the required experience of Petron Corp., Philippine National Bank, Singapore Technologies Electronics, Ltd., Korea Railroad Corp., Korail Networks Co., Ltd., Vix Technology (East Asia), Ltd., and San Miguel Corporation.

  • SM Consortium, composed of SM Investments Corp., BDO Capital and Investment Corp., Advanced Card Systems, Ltd., and Pentacapital Investment Corp.
SM Consortium will also rely on the required experience of SM Retail, Inc., BDO Unibank, Inc., and Goldsign Data Company, Ltd.

The joint DOTC-LRTA Pre-Qualification, Bids, and Awards Committee (PBAC) has a maximum of twenty-five (25) days from April 12 to evaluate the qualification documents submitted by the 9 consortiums, and to announce the shortlisted groups.  Actual bidding is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of this year.

Visit here: http://www.dotc.gov.ph/


 Manila, Philippines – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) today announced that it has decided to push back the transfer of the gateway to Northern Mindanao from the old Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City to the new P 7.8-Billion Laguindingan Airport by one-and-a-half months to June 15, 2013, in order to avoid disrupting passengers’ travel plans over the summer.

The Transport Department has conducted a walk-through at the Laguindingan Airport and was very pleased with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ (CAAP) preparations for the intended April 30 opening.  However, CAAP has received requests from airline companies to postpone the transfer until after the summer peak season, because the April 30 opening would require the cancellation of several daily trips.

According to the airline companies, their representatives were encountering difficulties in reaching a substantial number of passengers who had already purchased tickets for flights in April and May, to inform them of changes in their flight itineraries.

“It is in the best interest of the government and of the airlines to deliver safe and convenient services to the public,” said the DOTC. “As we took stock of the assessment of both CAAP and the airline companies that the Laguindingan Airport is already a safer alternative to the Lumbia Airport, we again listen to their inputs saying that postponing the transfer will be better for passenger convenience.”

“The postponement will give the airlines ample time to inform their customers of their new flight schedules at Laguindingan Airport.  This will lessen the possibility of disrupting travel plans and causing inconvenience to the riding public,” added the DOTC.

The airlines which operate at Cagayan de Oro are Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, and Zest Air.  They serve a combined total average of over 2,000 passengers daily. 

The Laguindingan Airport is a key infrastructure project which is crucial to unlocking the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor to more tourism- and agriculture-oriented activities.
The government has previously announced that it will be temporarily operated by CAAP using Visual Flight Rules (VFR) until its air navigation equipment is fully in place by May 2014.

Friday, April 5, 2013


AUDISEE Productions I n cooperation with B - Side


Featuring performances by:

Game Theory (https://www.facebook.com/gametheoryband?ref=ts&fref=ts)

The Squibs (https://www.facebook.com/thesquibs?ref=ts&fref=ts)

IndayBote  (https://www.facebook.com/IndayBoteMusic?fref=ts)

Amongst Wolves (http://www.facebook.com/amongstwolves)

Iray  (https://www.facebook.com/iraypilipinas?fref=ts)

Kursonada  (https://www.facebook.com/kursonadaband?fref=ts)

Plagpul  (https://www.facebook.com/Plagpul?fref=ts)

Strawberry Bomb


B-Side, The Collective  7274 Malugay st., Makati

Gates open at 8pm  Show starts EXACTLY at 9pm

Entrance: P150 inclusive of one free beer

Bring your friends. Bring EVERYONE. It's gonna be fun..!

Let's change the music industry one wicked party at a time, shall we?



        The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID) once again convenes top minds from the government, business, and academe at the third Thought Leadership Forum (TLF) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Dubbed ICON (Innovation Congress), this year’s TLF is a milestone for AVID with its powerhouse events--the ICON forum on April 5 and the Innovation in Mobility Expo, which runs April 5-7, 2013 at The ICON on 32nd Avenue cor. 9th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Admission to the Congress and Expo is free.

Themed “Action Towards Viable Innovation for Development,” ICON marries AVID’s core mission of fostering the development and growth of the Philippine automotive industry and the country’s economy, with DOST’s National Innovation Strategy.

ICON will serve as a platform for an exchange of ideas and advocacies among respected thought leaders and innovators on the importance of innovation as a way to prosper in an increasingly competitive global environment.

The ICON Forum will tackle global trends in innovation and current issues and policies that affect the automotive industry, with emphasis on competitiveness driven by innovative thinking. While the Innovation in Mobility Expo AVID translates the Forum’s innovation dialogues to actual innovation products and projects of AVID and the DOST.

“AVID member companies take pride in the innovation philosophies of the top world brands that we represent. Innovation has driven us to become formidable players in the automotive industry. We share with DOST the vision and commitment to foster and intensify a mindset for innovation that will boost our country’s ranking in the global competitiveness indexes, with the end of being recognized as a worthy player in the global business arena,” explained AVID President Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo.

“ICON will be a ‘delivery room’ for more innovation that will foster a shift toward a ‘smart’ society… of integrated systems that will bring about bigger improvements  in the areas of smart agriculture, health services, smart traffic management, energy, and meteorology and weather forecasting to name a few. Innovation is something we should encourage. It is the only way that we can transform our resources into something that would benefit the Filipino people,” said DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo.

At the Expo, participating AVID member companies will showcase their vision of the future of smart mobility. Following are the models that will be on display:

MINI Paceman Sporting prowess and versatility define driving this urban piece of technology. It features dynamically stretched coupe lines and the hallmark MINI “go-kart feel” that teams up with the exclusive ambience of its versatile interiors. Its two doors, large tailgate, full-sized individual rear seats, and inimitable style shout crossover functionality.

    Chrysler 300C, the new look of luxury. When it’s time to work, we roll up our sleeves and get dirty.  But we can also clean up nice. The Chrysler 300C’s  exterior has been totally reimagined with chiseled lines, a more aggressive stance, jeweled LED lights and, of course, the signature grilles. Hard work has never looked so beautiful.

Dodge Durango has the Power to Tow whatever moves you: Best-in-Class available V8 Power+ - up to 360 hp; Best-in-Class standard and available Towing - up to 7,400 lbs+; and Best-in-Class V6 highway Driving Range (over 550 miles).

JEEP Grand Cherokee the most awarded SUV ever

The SLK Roadster heritage traces to history's first checkered flag. Its heart races at the mere thought of the open road. From the irrepressible passion of Mercedes-Benz engineering is design sculpted to slice through the wind and carve through corners, performance that says, “Let it all out. Take it all in,” and technology that is driven by ingenuity and fueled by imagination.


Chevrolet Colorado Built on nearly a century of Chevrolet trucking heritage, this pick-up is engineered with the best combination of power, durability, comfort, and economy in its class. Its new, state-of-the-art Duramax engine has undergone rigorous tests, under tough and varying engine loads in Africa, Asia, and North and South America. Plus, its strong and stiffer chassis gives better driving feel and handling on all terrains. It’s definitely the heavy-duty drive for the tough and adventurous driver.

Chevrolet Spark The 2013 Chevrolet Spark is a small car with a massive attitude. Equipped with a dependable and fuel efficient 1.2 or 1.0 liter engine, it can zip through city traffic or zoom through an open highway. Despite its size, it has a spacious interior that can comfortably fit five adults. To accommodate flexible cargo loading requirements, the second-row seats are capable of folding to a 6:40 split ratio. Apart from its global quality standards built, the new Spark is designed to promote fun with its motorbike-inspired digital driver information center, dual cockpit layout, cool entertainment system, and improved exterior and interior details.


Hyundai i-oniq concept car. The electric sports hatchback marries gentle feature lines with a muscular surface. Adding to the appealing body are doors that open up to the side; a “penthouse roof” that creates much room for rear passengers; impressive user-interface components that reflect contemporary and future consumer electronics; an innovative 1,0-litre, 3-cylinder gas engine that generates a maximum of 45 kW (61 ps) that is mated to an 80 kW (109 ps) lithium-ion electric motor powered by a 55 kW generator. On electric mode alone, the i-oniq can travel 120 kilometers (km) and up to 700 km with the assistance on fuel petrol engine, emitting just 45 g/km of CO2. At top speed, the i-oniq can reach a maximum of 145 km/h.

Hyundai Azera makes a commanding presence with its 19-inch Alloy Wheels and 245/40 R19 tires. Up close, it’s even more impressive with its panoramic sunroof and power seats that feature extendable seat cushions. The Infinity Sound System promises an entertaining journey while the dual front, side and curtain airbags and driver knee airbag secures passengers from harm. Under the hood is an effortless flow of power coming from a Lambda-II 3.0L MPI engine. This is mated to an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission.

Hyundai i40 boasts pure European pedigree, having been designed in Russelsheim, Germany. Part of its sleek, sporty look can be credited to 18-inch Alloy Wheels and 225/45 R18 tires. It runs on a U-II 1.7L CRDi VGT diesel engine mated to a more compact, smoother and quieter 6-speed A/T. From the inside, the twin-panel panoramic sunroof controls the amount of light that enters the cabin. The power tailgate of the i40 makes it convenient to fill up its spacious 553-L luggage compartment.

Hyundai All-new Santa Fe Inside and out, this mid-size luxury crossover cuts a rugged yet refined and luxurious presence. The turbocharged ReVGT 2.2-liter Diesel engine delivers an unbridled intensity of 197ps at 3,800 rpm, and one of the highest torques of 43 kg-m at 1,800-2,500 rpm in its class. Flawlessly mated with a 6-speed H-Matic transmission for outstanding fuel economy, it perfectly combines power and fuel efficiency. Safety-engineered features include the new High-Strength Steel Structure; a new Airbag System for the Premium 4WD A/T variant; Electronic Stability Program that employs the Hillstart Assist Control, Downhill Brake Control, and Brake Assist System; and the Electric Parking Brake with Auto Vehicle Hold that prevents the vehicle from accidentally rolling away when standing still or setting off.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is similar to its traditional counterpart except for the unique front grille and LED headlight accents with daytime running lights. It will definitely wow with its excellent fuel economy and powerful performance when on Electronic Vehicle Mode (EV mode). True to its earth-saving nature, it is equipped with ECO technology that monitors the driver’s green driving style.

United Asia Automotive Group, Inc. (UAAGI)

Foton Thunder FOTON exceeds customer expectations by introducing a high-performing vehicle, custom-made for pickup truck aficionados. Thunder boasts an array of safety and security features along with optimum power, first-class appearance, robust stance, and luxurious comfort. Its sizable cargo compartment allows more baggage space and its wide body offers added space and convenience for its drivers. 

Focus Ventures, Inc.

King Long Max Keeping in mind space and comfort, this light commercial vehicle is designed with an improved high-roof ceiling, a 2+1 seat arrangement, accessible back row, and increased luggage space that can accommodate up to 16 passengers and more baggage, sans crowding. The airy cabin design, robust power, entertainment features, and safety conveniences make the King Long Max a reliable road companion for families, especially for long drives.

Scandinavian Motors Corporation (SMC)

Volvo S60 Without trying too hard, this Scandinavian beauty deserves second glances, not just for its looks, but also for its street-smart programming. For example, at 31 mph or less, its City Safety detector automatically applies the brakes when it detects a stopped or slower-moving car, which is perfectly useful when you’re tired or frantically looking for something that you dropped while at the wheel.

Volvo XC60 The 2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD features a best-in-class 250HP-turbocharged engine that excels in fuel efficiency at 29 mpg and acceleration with a 0-60 time of 6.6 seconds. What’s more, its first-in-the-world Pedestrian Detection technology with full auto break keeps a watchful eye out for people or cars unexpectedly crossing its line of path.

For more information about ICON, contact the AVID Secretariat at +632 5191015; Mobile +63932 8524731; Email secretariat@avid-inc.com.ph. Or visit www.avid-inc.com.ph.


AVID is a private non-stock, non-profit business association founded in July 2010 in the Philippines. Its membership consists of leading players in the Philippine automotive industry that advocate for the effective management of diverse commercial, consumer, and legislative aspects that affect the industry and the overall economy. Established in response to the need to accelerate government and business initiatives towards improving industry competitiveness, AVID partners with industry experts from the government and private sectors to provide reasonable and objective information about free and fair competition and consumer welfare. This is how AVID assists policy makers in the crafting of a system of laws and regulations that will advance the competitiveness of the Philippines and all stakeholders concerned.