Monday, September 30, 2013

Neon Invasion! Come And Run, Walk, Crawl, Hop, Jog And Party For A Cause, This Dec. 7!

   Welcome to the first ever Neon Fun Run in The Philippines! This event is less about speed and more about enjoying a night of illuminating lights and neon glow body paint under LED lights with friends and family (THIS IS NOT A RAVE).
Neon Fun Run is a fun-run that will have you and your friends glowing crazy with color and dancing all night! It is an electrifying 5k race for people who enjoy gathering with friends, running, walking, jogging, and run in the night illuminated with neon lights.

Along the 5k route music will pump and lights will dance creating a neon wonderland that will keep you energized and moving to the beat. You’ll run, walk, and dance through different music eras with lights and music custom mixed to match the mood of the lighting elements.

Do not expect your typical 5k road race. You will be running through glow zones that will consist of neon lights, laser lighting, fog, and music to enhance your experience back to the finish.

The Neon Invasion is a Massive neon festival filled with performers, music, lasers, and black lights. At the NEON INVASION you will have the chance to Dance, Socialize, take Photos and more importantly have FUN!
Fan of the 70s discos? 80s new wave? 90s boy bands? Or the techno/trance music?
We are passionate about creating an experience that is fun, energizing, and beautiful. And we believe everyone, no matter their age, should be able to experience incredible lights and music in an environment that is healthy and happy

COMDDAP EXPO 2013: Enterprise, Commerce, Lifestyle and Learning in the Digital World This October!

   The annual COMDDAP Expo at the exhibit hall gives the participants the opportunity to see the latest on computer hardware, software and accessories.  Discounts and special deals on leading brands can be found on the exhibit hall exclusive to the 3-day show.

Coffee Origins At The 5th National Coffee Summit

      The 10th anniversary of the Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) will be celebrated in its annual coffee festival dubbed “Coffee Origins”.

The event, where thousands of cups of Philippine coffee are given for free to consumers, will run from Oct. 4 to 14 at the Greenbelt 5 gallery in Makati City.

“We thank Ayala Malls for being a big supporter of the coffee industry through this annual event,” says Pacita Juan, president of the non-stock, non-profit coffee group.

The event will feature many coffee varieties and blends from the Cordillera like Kalinga, Negros, Davao and Sulu among many other new coffee origins, who were just recently helped by the PCBI to” level up” and to improve the quality of their coffee.

Wazzup Pilipinas Bagged One of the Top Ten At The Emerging Influential Blogs 2013 Award!

    "Thank you Ross Flores Del Rosario for the great insight you shared there. And again, congratulations. Indeed, destiny is something that you choose. No one can hurt or affect or put you down without your consent." - Janette Toral of

Thank you to Miss Janette Toral for the short but very meaningful message along with her congratulatory remarks to the founder of
 Ross Flores Del Rosario, founder of Wazzup Pilipinas, shared an article containing some insights thru the Wazzup Pilipinas blog about the recently concluded 2nd Digital Influencers Marketing Summit and the recognition of the Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs of 2013 of which Wazzup Pilipinas was one of the lucky ten.
Wazzup Pilipinas even made it at the top of the list based from tabulated votes coming from fellow bloggers. Ross also shared a bit of reflection on how he persistently worked hard for the sake of the Wazzup Pilipinas blog, and how he managed to involve other bloggers to participate in the effort to setup the community blog.

Indeed the blog may only be a few months old but it has already made quite an admirable accomplishment.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


In Celebration of Brazil’s National Day
Presented by the Embassy of Brazil in the Philippines

Festival Opening:
Sept 26 Thurs
6:30 p.m. - Carandiru

Sept 27 Fri
5 p.m. - Os 12 Trabalhos
7:30 p.m.- Anjos do Sol

Oct 4 Fri
5 p.m. - A Casa de Alice
7:30 p.m. - Meu Nome não é Johnny

Oct 11 Fri
5 p.m.- Olga
7:30 p.m. - O Dia da Caca

Monday, September 23, 2013

Power Of Two Features Unbeatable Duos, Charice And Aiza!

     Sensational acoustic singer Aiza Seguerra and international singing discovery Charice is set to headline Power of Two this September 28 at the Araneta Coliseum. Aiza and Charice are all set to provide audiences an unforgettable musical extravaganza.

Helping the two are exceptional duos that further proves that indeed Power of Two is a strong force, even in music. Power of Two is the first time that WilbrosLive is teaming-up with ETalent Entertainment for the production of the concert. Sharing Musical Director chores are gifted musicians Troy Laureta and Ria Osorio. Gloc-9 and Abra will perform as guests in the concert.

Aiza, who packed the Big Dome last year with her silver anniversary concert Bente Singko, returns to the Coliseum to exhibit her artistry as a young icon of the local music scene. She is expected to perform old and current hits, given her unique acoustic, heartfelt, sincere touch.

The acoustic singer has churned out numerous hits over the years – Pagdating Ng Panahon, Akala Mo, Pakisabi Na Lang, Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa, among others.

Charice, on the other hand, also returns to the Big Dome after her first solo concert at the Big Dome last year. The internet sensation has received international acclaims when she guested in international shows like The Ellen Degeneres Show and Oprah. She also toured with the David Foster and Friends.

Charice released international hits like Pyramid and Reset.

Experience the Power of Two with Aiza and Charice this September 28 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Trumphets Returns And Presents The Bluebird of Happiness, A Magical And Musical Adventure!

      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 of Night" 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 at 901-4364 or TicketWorld at 891-9999 or
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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Exploring New Technology For Contemporary Art!

Fusion of New Technology and Contemporary Art

In line with the MET’s new thrust on contemporary art by Filipino and international artists, the museum has partnered with Samsung Philippines and SM Supermalls for projects that would engage museum audiences with new art forms, particularly video art and animation, indulging the public with multisensory installations and art documentaries.

There will be a series of Animation Workshop, inviting both young and old minds to understand the workings of animation in the Philippine industry. Both available as hands-on and lecture series, the workshop is applicable for beginners, budding animators, and hobbyists to enjoy the workings of animation.

The lecture workshop: September 28 – 29, 3:00 PM at the SM Mall of Asia.

The hands-on animation workshop : October 13, from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at SM Aura to be presented by the Alcazaren Brothers Animation

There are limited slots available for the hands-on workshop!
Please call 708-7828 to reserve.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Tanghalang Pilipino's Der Kaufmann, MERCHANT OF VENICE in Manila, this September!

      Literature is one of my favorite subject even in my elementary days. And in high school when we had Shakespeares' Merchant of Venice as assignment, i would just read those english verses, even when i could not exactly understand them. This morning,  at the prescon of TP's Der Kaufmann, Merchant of Venice, Sir Rody Vera, who directed it, explained that this play was made for students, to easier understand what Shakespeare was trying to convey with this, his work. Im sure after seeing this, it will make you realize the truth and relevance of it, is timeless..

     Gas chambers. Swastika. Concentration camps. The horror of the holocaust provides a dark backdrop for Tanghalang Pilipino’s third offering for its 27th Season, Der Kaufmann, a retelling of William Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. A play within a play, Der Kaufmann, relives the horror of the holocaust, with the Nazis directing the Jewish “actors”, underscoring the dehumanizing effect of racism and intolerance, a sharp contrast to the original material, which was first staged by the company during its 17th Season.

According to one of the directors, Mr. Rody Vera, (Tuxqs Rutaquio, co-director) in developing the concept of Der Kaufmann, the homosexual, is also put in the spotlight. The categories of labeling prisoners/outcasts by the Nazis are precise, clear and cruelly clinical. And in this version of play, the gays are not spared -- for to fulfill the ideal world without wimps, stained bloodlines and perverts, that is, the ideal world of Belmont with Portia as its fated and royal purveyor, all dregs and scums  will have to be eliminated.

Tanghalang Pilipino’s Der Kaufmann is not meant to condemn any race for atrocities committed in the past, but rather, to underscore the artists’ continuing commitment to advocating  respect for human rights, equality, justice, mercy and forgiveness.

The cast is composed of TP’s Actors Company, together with guest artists Tuxqs Rutaquio, Lou Veloso, Tracy Quila and Trixie Esteban. The show will run from September 27 to October 13, 2013 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute, Cultural Center of the Philippines. Ticket prices are Php600 (Regular) and Php300 (Students). 20% discount on the regular price for senior citizens, government employees, military employees and PWDs. (Please present valid ID)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

“Galing ng Pinoy” At The 12th Filipino Franchise Show October 4.- 6 @World Trade Center!

     Now on its 12th year, Filipino Franchising Show sets the backdrop to the spectacle of Filipino talents slated on October 4, 5 & 6 at the World Trade Center in Pasay.

Launched by the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI), the franchise show is geared toward making “Galing ng Pinoy” as the focal point of the exhibit.

The event anticipates over 30, 000 visitors from 300 exhibitors to take part in the featured products and services from various regions of the country.

Franchising investment opportunities in food, retail and services as well as demonstrations, seminars, and training sessions also await the participants.

Spanish Film Festival 2013!

      Watch this year's line up of Pelicula, from October 3 to 13 at Greenbelt 3 theater, Makati City.

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Is 'Numerosity' Humans' Sixth Sense?

By Tanya Lewis, 
Whether it's determining the number of ships on the horizon or the number of cookies in a jar, the human brain has a "map" for perceiving numbers, new research shows.

Topographical maps of the human brain are known to exist for the primary senses, such as sight, hearing and touch, but this is the first time such a map has been found for numerosity, or number sense. The map's layout allows for the most efficient communication among neurons doing similar tasks.

Studies in monkeys have shown that certain neurons in the parietal cortex, located at the back of the brain beneath the crown of the hair, became active when the animals viewed a specific number of items. These studies did not find a map for numerosity, though scientists have long suspected one exists. [The Top 10 Mysteries of the Mind]
"Scientists have suspected an ordered mapping of numbers for a long time," said Andreas Nieder, a neurobiologist at the University of Tübingen in Germany, who was not involved in the study. "Many laboratories have been investigating this idea intensively. Finally, Harvey et al. succeeded in convincingly demonstrating a map of numerical quantity in the human brain," he added, referring to researcher Ben Harvey, a neuroscientist at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Baby Expo Philippines 2013 - "Welcoming Life, Love and Care"

     BABY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2013  -  “Welcoming Life, Love and Care", is Philippines 1st premier and biggest family expo and convention, dedicated to nurture family development and child care happening on December 6-8, 2013 at SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

 To be part of this premier family event call +632.843.2174 and ask for Nadine or Justine and they'll be happy to assist you, or email

- 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!

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[Science Solitaire] The untold burden of poverty

When you are poor, your intestine eats itself and you will start burping even your own soul.” That was my best remembrance of the line in the film, "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank." It was a profoundly stirring expression of the fact that the trappings of extreme poverty could cause your own moral fiber to fray. But as if that were not insidious enough, poverty could be consummate in its havoc. It could do something else.

Poverty could drain our mental batteries. The mental powers required to cope and overcome scarcity seem to make our brains less agile in thinking about other things in life. This is what the latest research based in Princeton entitled Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function” that appeared in the journal Science last Aug 30, 2013 has shown.

Last year, these same authors conducted an earlier research to find out what happens to people who face even just hypothetical situations of scarcity. The test involved subjects being given a specific number of shots and guesses to two groups in a version of “Wheel of Fortune” and in another game similar to Angry Birds. One group was given much less chances to guess or shoot and thus was called the “poor” group”. They found out that the “poor” group begin to be very short-sighted and score lower than the “rich” group. The researchers then imagined that it would be difficult to test for this in the real world. But this year, they were able to do it.

IQs and the scarcity problem

Thursday, September 12, 2013

International Beauty, Health and Wellness Expo 2013!

International Beauty, Health and Wellness Show (IBWHEX) offers international trade associations, manufacturer, exporters, importers and wholesalers the platform to launch their product  to the Philippines.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

BlogCon: Reinvent Your Theme!

BlogCon: Reinvent Your Theme is a blog conference organized by TomasinoWeb especially for student bloggers and those who are interested in learning more in the field.
BlogCon is wordplay between the words blog and conference. The subtitle Reinvent Your Theme is a creative play for the conference's purpose which is to help bloggers redefine their purpose in blogging. BlogCon aims to gather students who have the passion for blogging and develop their potentials in the said field through talks and panel discussions from renowned bloggers.
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Bike, Ride, And Dance For The Arctic At The QC Circle!

   Did you know that the Arctic acts as the planet's air conditioner? The Arctic ice helps to keep the Earth and all living things on it cool and comfortable.

   Because of our dependence on oil and other fossil fuels, the Arctic ice is disappearing fast, raising the planet's temperature and causing more and more extreme weather events such as hurricanes and cyclones. But we believe it's not too late to turn things around.
Why is it important to save the Arctic?On September 15, 2013, thousands of people around the world will be supporting our call for clean energy alternatives by holding mass bike rides. In the Philippines, we have dubbed the event the Arctic Sunday. It will be a whole day family affair full of exciting and energizing activities such as Zumba sessions, solar cooking demonstrations, bike clinics, and a solar-powered music festival, among others.

    There will be more details to come over the next few days, but for now, save the date and join us for a fun and rewarding Sunday in the park.
Click to play this video and learn more about how YOU can help to save the Arctic.

See you on September 15th! Don't forget to save the date!
Towards a greener and more peaceful planet..
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

National Teachers' Month Activities!

Did you know that the Philippines has the longest celebration for teachers and the teaching profession? From September 5 to October 5 of every year, we honor our heroes in the classroom-- the teachers.

And it starts today
Happy National Teachers' Month to all teachers!

Here is the calendar filled with activities from the National Teachers' Month Coordinating Council. We're glad to report that it is a growing list so please check frequently for updates!

In 2008, inspired by the celebration of World Teachers’ Day on October 5 of every year that was declared by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1993, Br. Armin Luistro F.S.C., then President of De La Salle Philippines together with Metrobank Foundation Inc., President Aniceto “Chito” Sobrepeña spearheaded the Teachers Month Campaign (TMC), in recognition of Filipino teachers and educators and their contribution in shaping the country’s future leaders. With the theme, “My Teacher, My Hero”, the celebration of teachers’ everyday heroism has continued ever since.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Celebrate The Best of Filipino Food This Sept 7 @Mercato Centrale!

FOOD Magazine brings you a highly-curated festival of the finest in Filipino food fare, with a carefully-selected collection of FOOD's favorite local food.

Sample and vote for your favorite adobo recipes at the Adobo Cook-off!

One (1) copy of FOOD Magazine's September issue will get you and a friend in! :)

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

The ASIAFOOD EXPO 2013 This Sept 5-8 And Sept 11-14 @World Trade Center!

       AsiaFood Expo (AFEX) has been positioned as the most celebrated food and beverage event in the Philippines. It is a yearly exposition and convergence of new ideas, solutions and technology on food processing, machinery, equipment and technology.

      We reached the high quality of 40,404 trade business visitors with 557 exhibiting companies last AFEX 2012. Multinational companies, large to small companies from food and beverage sectors attended our AFEX annual assembly.

        AsiaFood Expo known as your industry leader promises to bring latest and innovative ideas, full range of technology solutions and new topics on product presentations for the packaging industry under one roof. The foodservice and bakery suppliers are still taking part of this event. This is a marketplace to discover new products and services from international and local suppliers.
AFEX will be held alongside with Grocery Asia Expo, which aims to strengthen the quality of the retail and supermarket industry by showcasing the latest technology solutions, equipment, supplies and innovations at the Annex Hall D Tent.

     If you are looking for greater results and quality show don’t miss your chance to be in AFEX 2013!
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IBALONG Returns!

     IBALONG is a folklore from Bicol, but it's story is universal, we can all relate from. Saw this epic musical play at CCP yesterday and it made me realized a lot of things, the many meanings of life, many just take for granted. Man is just part of life just as animals, plants and all other life is. we have to know the importance of all, as a whole, so that we can live this  life at its fullest, and understand that we cannot be here just on our own, we have to acknowledge and respect everything else because that way, we can fulfill the very reason why we are here for in the first place..

(Fri) August 30, September 6, 13, 2013 / 8:00 pm
(Sat) August 31, 2013/ 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm
(Thurs) September 5, 2013/ 10:00 am
(Sat) September 7, 14, 2013/ 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
(Sun) September 1, 2013 / 10:00am and 3:00 pm
(Sun) September 8, 15, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Adaptation/Libretto: Rody Vera
Director/Set Designer: Tuxqs Rutaquio
Composer/Musical Director: Carol Bello
Co-composer & Arranger: Rizalino Reyes & Inkantada All-Women Music Group
Costume & Puppet Designer: Leeroy New
Choreographer: Alden Lugnasin
Stunt Choreographer: Jerry Ramirez
Lights Designer: John Batalla
Sound Designer - TJ Ramos
Artistic Director: Nanding Josef

A musical interpretation of the Bicolano epic adapted for the stage by multi-awarded playwright, Rody Vera, which promises to inspire and renew one’s faith in the power of good. Using the yarn of legends it weaves a rich fabric glimmering with ancient truths. It shows how the battle between Dark and Light is as old as time but as relevant today as it was eons ago. It remind us that all actions – however mundane – have consequences and that the pursuit of beauty, truth and goodness is a daily challenge each of us must own; and that paradise is possible; we just have to fight for it.