Saturday, November 30, 2013

Disaster-Proof Your Business: For SMEs, Startups and Freelancers

   Images of looting of department stores, flooded offices, and overturned delivery vans in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda still lingers in the minds of a lot of entrepreneurs.  Are you ready when it is your turn?  It begins with planning., along with iAcademy School of Continuing Education, has created a short seminar on how SMEs, startups and entrepreneurs on what experts are claiming an EVENTUAL scenario for all of us especially here in Metro Manila.
This keynote talk aims to give insights on how businesses especially the startups can mitigate losses upon taking more proactive actions in handling disaster risks.
The audience will also be provided a better appreciation of what went wrong and what went right in the recent natural calamity incidents experienced in the country.  Recommended natural disaster risk- handling tips and techniques will be discussed coming from the collective learning experiences.

We will discuss an overview of the objectives and options for SME business continuity options that covers:

- Defining Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Objectives
- Recovery Point Objectives / Recovery Time Objectives
- Typical Solutions (In-house Media, Offsite Tape, Cloud, Replication)
- Evaluating a solution

We will also show how to recover the investments in our assets and equipment if they are damaged.
"Disaster--Proof your Business" is rooted on the principles of risk management in project management as it is implemented in big companies but simplified to become more suitable for small and medium businesses as well as for freelance professionals.

Seminar Fee:
The fee is only 200 pesos.  The 150 pesos goes to our pizza and drinks.  The other 50 pesos will be donated to the Yolanda victims.

How Children Learn 180ºNorth Training Company

What can we do to support our children's education in a globally competitive world?

Find out how 21st century learning works from a successful Silicon Valley school model.
Hear about the cutting edge approach to learning designed to educate future global change makers.
Listen to one of the founders of the SILICON VALLY schools in Menlo Park - the Synapse School.
Find out about the successful curriculum model based on the importance of play and creativity.
Learn from those who are using innovative learning strategies in their work with children and adolescents.
Treston International College
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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WICKED The Broadway Musical!

Watch Out for this Broadway Musical opening on January 22, 2014 @CCP Main Theather

Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Trading Hours Live!

MetisEtrade in partnership with Midas Business Academy

MetisEtrade Inc. is a financial services company providing online trading services on Forex, Precious Metals, Oil, and Global Indices - a first of its kind in the Philippines. Backed by a team of dedicated specialists and partnering with financial institutions around the world, MetisEtrade offers the most cost-efficient way to trade in the global capital markets and exchange foreign currencies online.
Midas Business Academy is a foreign exchange trading center that offers comprehensive and flexible forex education packages, specialized in technical analysis. It provides clients with learning materials and trading tools that are practical and easy to understand.

Every Friday: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
9th Floor Marajo Tower 26th Street cor. 4th Ave. Fort Bonifacio Global CityTaguig
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE & CONDUCT "Creating A Culture of Positive Employee Discipline"

The 2-day program is a seminar workshop on Policy Development and Implementation, on December 6-7, 2013, (Friday-Saturday, 9am-5pm) Participants will learn best practices in managing and monitoring employee conduct and how to communicate positively and legally conduct disciplinary actions that will lead to better performance from your employees.

What You Will Learn:
+ Learn how to establish a culture of Positive Employee Discipline
+ Build an employee discipline system that drives excellent performance
+ Manage employee discipline with confidence and grace
+ Handle the Legal and HR side of Employee Discipline
+ Explore Common Disciplinary Problems and Best Practices to Solve and Avoid Them

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Parokya Ni Edgar’s Bente Launching @Eastwood This Nov 29!

   This November 29 at the Eastwood City Central Plaza, Parokya Ni Edgar will launch their latest release Bente, which celebrates the band’s 20th anniversary as a group. Bente has two editions – 1 DVD/2 CD and 2 CD. The DVD includes 28 music videos of the band plus two documentaries. The 2 CD has a total of 29 tracks (27 of the band’s biggest hits plus 2 brand new tracks).

Bente also includes their newest single Ang Parokya, which talks about the beginnings of the band. It also features Gloc-9 and Frank Magalona. Ang Parokya is the second time that Parokya Ni Edgar, Frank and Gloc-9 collaborated in a song. The music video of the song is also included in the DVD.

For avid fans, two documentaries are included in the DVD– Ang Kuwento ng Parokya and Ang First Gig ng Parokya.

Those who will buy Bente on the launch date will get free T-shirt and a poster, on a first come, first served basis.

Part of the proceeds of Bente will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross – Quezon City Chapter.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

LILET Never Happened

Director Jacco Groen

I met Lilet (13) in a mental hospital in Manila 18 years ago. It was one day after she tried to commit suicide. For me she was a cruel example of a broken mind in a fucked up society. When I asked her why she tried to kill herself she said: “Men are only interested in my body but no one wants to know what’s under the skin. I thought if I’m dead they can have my body, but I don’t have to feel it anymore”. This never left my mind, but when I came back to shoot a documentary, she was gone.When I read in 2008 that due to economic crisis child prostitution was growing, I decided to give Lilet and many other girls a voice.
It took us 6 months to find the perfect girl for the leading role. But because of lack of fundings the shooting period was spread out over a period of 3 years (2009 to 2012). Every year I was able to bring up just enough money for 10 shooting days;  without support of Film foundations or television because it was my first feature.
Jacco Groen directed about 25 documentaries for television. His short film Solina was selected for Berlin Film Festival and won in several festivals.
A scrawny young Filippine girl (11) struggles to survive in the streets of Manila. International social worker, Claire, tries to save her, but this hard headed, traumatized girl thinks she can take her life in her own hands. But she has to face up to reality when she runs out of innocent dreams.
The film has a vivid approach to the heavy subject.
 Lilet Never Happened won:
Best youth Film in Kristiansand Norway Best youth film Copenhagen, Denmark. Best Actress for Sandy Talag in Oaxaca Film Festival in Mexico Audience Award best film in Auburn Film Festival, Australia. Best Drama Script at AOF Film Festival Best Director in International Film Festival Manhattan NY Best Cast Ensemble at the International Film Festival Manhattan NY

Lilet, a scrawny female teenager walks down the street in a seedy part of the red-light district of Manila. She lives on the street because her mother was trying to sell her. Suddenly, police patrol cars screech to a halt as cops swoop down and nab the street vagrants, among them Lilet who viciously resist arrest,  cursing, kicking and clawing. In the police station Lilet appears hardened by misery and poverty. She is an angry, bitter young girl. But if she wants to, she can look innocent and angelic.
Dutch social worker and owner of a drop-in center, Claire, notices “Snow White” and wants to help her. Although Lilet doesn´t need her pity, Claire visits lilet´s mother, Rosing an ex-prostitute and stepfather Tonyo, in the slum quarters. Shortly after Lilet is reunited with her parents, the girl is able to escape and visits Claire at the drop-in center. She gets to meet Nonoy (15) who is the oldest male child in the center. They immediately like each other. Lilet tells exaggerated fantasy stories to the other kids, showing them a picture of her father who is a famous actor. Lilet stays in the drop-in center until her mother finds her and takes her away. Claire can´t stop her and Lilet feels betrayed.
Lilet escapes again from her mother and visits a nightclub where Tessie, Lilet´s older sister, is working. Mama Curing, a huge woman who owns the club, does not miss the fact that Lilet is beautiful but under-aged and makes her a busgirl (the girl who collects the glasses). Tessie assures Lilet that their mother cannot touch them here. Lilet easily gets drawn to one of the older girls, Alice, whom the others fondly call “crazy.” Alice is kooky.
Soon “Snow White” is very popular among the customers and soon she is forced to go with a foreigner who is offering a lot of money for her virginity. Lilet stays in touch with Claire and their relation becomes stronger. But when Claire finds out where Lilet is working, she demands the police to raid the nightclub. Some girls manage to escape, among them are Lilet and Alice. Lilet furiously goes to the drop-in center spoiling for a confrontation with Claire. She angrily blames her for destroying the lives of the people working in the nightclub. Claire tries to help Lilet, but Lilet thinks she can handle the world with her wits.
Soon this rebel girl realizes she is running out of innocent dreams…

"The "Selfie"Journey - Connecting and Engaging Online" this December 7!

  Will be giving a talk on the "The "Selfie"Journey - Connecting and Engaging Online" this December 7. Social media is a powerful medium to express yourself online. For marketers, a viable medium to generate awareness and relationships with prospects or customers. For a simple individual who shares interesting ideas, discoveries, insights, knowledge, an opportunity to become a recognized influencer. These acts of stepping up and be known online are often referred as becoming a digital influencer.

   But for a lot of people, taking the step in aspiring to become one brings in a lot of worry - whether they will be accepted or not. In this session, I will share tips in expressing your "selfie", building trust, creating a differentiation, attracting the crowd you like (and vice versa), owning a category, use the "rebel" in you, and defining a framework to sustain.

   I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of the event - "We are One: A Seminar for the Benefit of Yolanda Survivors." The fee to be charge is P1,000 which will be donated to the Philippine National Red Cross. Details on how to join can be found at

   Being in a roster of inspiration speakers, I decided to take on a different approach for my topic and hope it will benefit those who will attend - as they also help families affected by typhoon Yolanda. See you on December 7! — with Ricky de Vera and 4 others.


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Friday, November 22, 2013


Museum Volunteer of the Philippines

a talk by
Elizabeth V. Reyes
Author of the books: Philippine Style and Tropical Living

Date: November 28,2013
Time: 10:00AM
Registration: 9:30AM
MVP Members: 150 /  Guests: 250

Elizabeth V Reyes is a writer and editor who specializes in Filipino arts, culture and design.
She is the author and project manager of glossy illustrated books on the Philippines, many specializing in tropical design and architecture.
Her booklist started off with the groundbreaking Filipino Style (1997). More recently she has produced:
Tropical Living, Tropical Interiors, the Tropical House, 25 Tropical Houses, and Decorating with Flowers.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MoneySense Live - Investing 101

Christmas is just around the corner. And you know what that means -- gastos! By January 1, 2014, you will be making your New Year's Resolutions. And one of those resolutions probably has something to do with money. If December means spending, why not make January all about investing? After all, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to make your money grow. But how?

If you haven't invested at all or have just started to invest, why not invest in your own financial education? This way, you avoid making investment mistakes that will cost you money. We believe that an educated investor will be a successful investor. If you make investment decisions based on a solid and sound financial foundation, then you will avoid buying the hottest stock your cousin told you about or fall for the latest pyramid scam. And if you have been socking away your hard-earned money in bank deposits, you will realize you are actually losing money.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

TIÑO, A Philippine Brand Offers Bespoke Suit Tailoring In Manila, Bringing A Piece Of Italian Craftsmanship To The Filipinos

    Bespoke tailoring means to design garments in accordance to the client’s personal specifications and style. Tailored to physical proportions and peculiarities, molded to the body shape and is highly personalized.

At TIÑO, creating a bespoke suit does not only require measurements, it is determined by the client’s desire for unique and exclusivity in style reflected in the process of meticulous entirely hand-stitched garments.

The client’s personality is observed in bespoke tailoring. To heightened individuality, the client’s decision on shape, style and detail are discussed and noted for the master cutter to harmonize the suit with the body.

Napoleon Arienza, TIÑO’s Master Cutter has been into bespoke tailoring for fifty years and has familiarized himself with different body structure and style. The standard of this kind of craftsmanship takes 20 hours or more of handwork for every part of the suit to be fully adaptable to the client’s specifications.

Bespoke Tailoring Process
Time is one of the fundamental elements in bespoke tailoring.  The process would take three to four weeks or longer until the suit is ideal fit to the client.

First Appointment – Measuring and Choosing Fabric
Basic measurements are taken in great detail. Only a master cutter who has years of tailoring experience can determine and assess all peculiarity of the body posture and figuration.

Swatches of high quality fabric are presented to choose from. Specific style, trim and detailing options are discussed with the master cutter for customization and specifications.
Second Appointment – First Fitting, The Canvas Stage
At the first fitting, the master cutter will assess the accuracy of his measurements. By this time the suit is half-made, temporarily stitched together by white threads, this is called the ‘Baste’ suit.

Experience Convenience, Experience Health Cube!

   I still remember seeing a classic film, wherein it's the doctor to goes to the patient. but with the busyness of our doctors nowadays, and the growing number of people to look after to, getting sick could be tedious. But with the opening of Health Cube right at the center of Greenhills shopping center at Promanade, seeing a doctor and getting cured can only be this convenient.

    The opening of Health Cube was graced by Senator Grace Poe, her mother Ms. Susan Roces, and other known personalities, doctors and guests.

We believe that health care should be a pleasant experience for everyone. From the simple act of seeing your doctor, to getting a medical workup, or having your results explained to you.
Our goal is to make you feel like it’s done in the most convenient of manners.
Experience convenience. Experience Health Cube.

Health Cube History
Since 2006, the Health Cube Clinics has provided quality health care to patients looking for the best diagnostic services guided by the finest medical professionals. Conceptualized by over 50 different doctors from various subspecialties, it has been designed to personalize the healthcare experience and provide fast and convenient services with state of the art technology.
Our Vision
Health Cube’s vision is to be the standard of personalized out-patient healthcare
Mission Statement
To provide a pleasant experience for our patients that will enable them to pursue an active role in getting better and feeling better
To establish a foundation for our physicians that will encourage collaboration and advancement of their medical craft
To create an environment for our staff that will develop their skills and enhance personal and professional growth
To build an organization for our stakeholders that is committed to responsible management and sustainable growth
Complete Diagnostic Laboratory
Blood Chemistry
Clinical Microscopy
Tumor Markers
Clinical Pathology
Drug Testing

Cardiopulmonary Studies
12-Lead Electrocardiogram (ECG)
24-Hour Ambulatory ECG (Holter)
24-Hour Ambulatory Blood PresTVsure
6-Day Event Monitoring
2D Echocardiogram with Doppler
Treadmill Exercise Stress Test
Stress Echocardiogram
Arterial Wave-Form Analysis
Pulmonary Function Test
Comprehensive X-Ray Services
Ultrasound (OB and Abdominal)
Transcranial Doppler Imaging
Carotid Duplex Studies
Arterio-Venous Duplex Studies

Endoscopic Studies
Colon Cancer Screening

Complete Electromyography
Nerve Conduction Velocity Studies
Visual Evoked Potentials
Audio Evoked Potentials
Somatosensory Evoked Potentials

Special Procedures
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Studies
Minor Surgeries and Specimen Biopsy
Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

Subspecialty Clinics
Diabetic Consult and Screening
Pacemaker Analysis
Clinical Nutrition Programs
Dementia and Memory Screening
Cancer Screening Programs

Dermatology and Laser Clinic
Ophthalmology Clinic

Ambulatory Surgery
General Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
ENT Surgery

Only Experts
All the physicians of Health Cube are medical specialists who have had training in the top institutions of the country.

We firmly believe in finding the right physician for you whose expertise can give you the absolute best medical care.

Results you understand
We worked hard to make understanding your results this easy. In one glance, you can see what needs to be focused on.

Executive checkups you’ll enjoy
Always thought you had to be checked in a
hospital to have a complete executive check up? See how you can have done in half-a-day and use the extra time to catch a movie or go shopping.
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G|DaysxPhilippines Culminates with #GDayxManila This Nov 23 @Xavier School SJ!

The Google Business Group Community would like to invite you to their Gdayx Philippines event on Saturday November 23, 2013 from 8:00am-5:00pm at the Angelo King Multi-Purpose Center, Xavier School. This event aims to connect, inform and inspire business owners, entrepreneurs and business students on the latest business technologies. This FREE event is supported by Google, SMART and Xavier School.

The Program:
Keynote - Gail Tan, Google Philippines
Google for Entrepreneurs | Communications Tools for Business: GMail, Hangouts, Intro to Google Drive -Herald Uy
Google Drive -Therence John Resabal, Google Student Ambassador
YouTube for Your Business -Trixie Canivel, Google
Podcasting and Blogging -Kring Elenzano, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Producer and Host
Communities and Crises: Disaster Rescue, Relief & Reconstruction through Technology #codePH #rescuePH #readyPH - Aileen Apolo, Google
Crisis Mapping Experience and the Google Crisis Information Page - Fleire Castro, GBG Cebu
Google Places & Mapping for Business -JR Padilla, GDG Dagupan
Blogging for Your Business -Fitz Villafuerte, Business and Finance Blogger
Introduction to Google Analytics -Maro Rimorin, Blogger and Digital Strategist
Google+ for Business -Johnn Mendoza, GBG Cebu
Google for Education -Jerome Locson, Google
The Google Developer Groups and Locally-produced Apps You Can Use -Celine Barrozo and Jomar Tigcal, GDG Philippines
Closing Remarks -Chelle Gray, Google
Kindly register at to confirm your attendance and for headcount.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed

By: Bronnie Ware
For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.

People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.

This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.

We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.

This article first appeared on via @ Real Farmacy

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2013 World Tour Philippine Screening

UNAMC, Revolve and Oi Attack Productions presents the Philippine Screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Fourteen films featuring different extreme outdoor sports like mountain biking, long board, wingsuit flying, kayaking, rock climbing, extreme rollerskates, alpine mountaineering and expeditions, slack lining and many more.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is a collection of short films taken from across the globe. This is an annual event organized by the Banff Centre from Banff, Alberta, Canada. After 37 years, the Banff Mountain Film Festival has a proven track record as the world’s largest and one of the most prestigious mountain film festivals in the world. This years’ Film Festival is held in 40 countries, 400 communities and 7 continents, including Antarctica.

Beyond the film screening, other fun and exciting activities will also be featured. The event will culminate with performances of live bands.

Friday, November 15, 2013


Press  Release:
As the whole nation celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of its National Hero, Andres Bonifacio on November 30, 2013, Tanghalang Pilipino in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, National Commission for Culture and the Arts and National Historical Commission of the Philippines proudly present a New Filipino Opera in two acts based on the libretto of National Artist for Literature, Virgilio Almario and set to music by leading Asian contemporary composer, Josefino Chino Toledo.

Entitled San Andres B, it is not a historical account based purely on Andres Bonifacio’s life and the events leading to the 1896 Revolution. The opera is about awakenings… a coming of age in our quest for a collective national consciousness. Andres Bonifacio as the embodiment and representation of this Filipino consciousness became the driving force behind this quest to free the nation from all sorts of bondage – colonial rule, abject poverty and ignorance. In this pioneering work, we give importance to his contributions toward nationhood, a process not exclusive to the Philippine Revolution of 1896. It is reimagining Andres Bonifacio as a true hero of equal or even greater stature than Jose Rizal, a daunting task given the cultural conditioning by which we have all been accustomed to.

Nevertheless, this opera will put your senses on overdrive as it was meant to be. Rich musical textures and riveting lines, it is thought-provoking and relentlessly uncompromising. The text and music are complementary, creatively and expertly staged by Director Floy Quintos using simple and symbolic images to drive home the point. It is a lean cast, composed of lead actors, chorus and dancers, all coming together to bring to life this monumental work – a groundbreaking task in Philippine classical music and a true reflection of Andres Bonifacio’s re-imagined identity.
The music encapsulates life itself. Sometimes comical, sometimes harsh, other times comfortable, mostly engaging you personally in whatever capacity. It is the kind of work that you will either love or hate, but one thing is for sure, you will never leave the theater without an opinion, and a strong one at that. The text is written in metaphors – radical, intriguing, constantly challenging one’s sense of love for country. It taunts you to look inwardly and then begin the process of outward transformation.

This opera is not for the weak in spirit. This is for the brave Filipino who is ready to confront the harsh realities of life and stare at the face of danger without fear of getting knocked down. It is uncomfortable at times, emotionally exhausting, mentally draining, forcing us to look at the dark side of our beings, confronting the evils of society and emerging triumphant despite the numerous challenges.
The cast features some of the most outstanding contemporary classical singer in the country, led by Dondi Ong as Andres Bonifacio, and Margarita Roco as Gregoria de Jesus. Completing the main ensemble is Antonio  Ferrer as Emilio Jacinto and Marvin Gayramon as Jose Rizal. The supporting chorus is composed of AUIT chamber ensemble members as well as actors from Tanghalang Pilipino and dancers from Ballet Philippines. Directed by well respected and multi-awarded Filipino playwright Floy Quintos, this production will be unlike no other as it breaks new territory in the realm of contemporary Filipino operas.
Accompanying this stellar cast is GRUPO 20/21, a newly formed modular chamber music ensemble dedicated primarily to the performance of varied 20th and 21st century music of Filipino and Asian music artists and composers. San Andres B is GRUPO 20/21’s initial project.

Libretto: Virgilio Almario
Music: Josefino Chino Toledo
Director: Floy Quintos

Choreographer: Kris Belle Paclibar – Mamangun
Production Designer: Eric Cruz
Costume Design: James Reyes
Lighting/Technical Design: Jay Aranda
Sound Engineer: Aji Manalo

PLAYDATES: November 29 – December 8, 2013
(Fri) November 29, 7pm ; December 6, 8pm
(Sat) November 30, 3pm and 8pm; December 7, 3pm and 8pm
(Sun) December 1 and 8, 3pm

Tanghalang Aurelio V. Tolentino
Cultural Center of the Philippines

Regular: Php 800; Student: Php 400
20% Discount on the regular price for senior citizens, government employees, military employees and PWD’s. (Please present valid ID)

For tickets, call TicketWorld at 891-9999, Tanghalang Pilipino at 8321125 local 1620-1621 or contact 0917-750-0107 / 0918-959-3949 for more details.

Catching Fire, The Hunger Games Special Blocked Screening This Nov 21 @The Shang Cinema!

  Great Events Plus Inc. brings you another blockbuster movie of the year, The Hunger Games Catching Fire in Digital 2D, November 21, 2013 at the Shangri-La Cineplex, Cinema 2, 3:20PM.

The movie is reeling in soon and here's your chance to catch it first! Purchase your tickets now! So what are you waiting for? Will you miss this up-and-coming awesome movie? Or will you see it as soon as we will?

There will be a lot freebies in store such as Clover Chips, Free Magazines from Summit Media, Sorciage and HighLife Magazine, and many more, as well as raffle prizes to be given away from sponsors such as Livco Perfumes, Crocodile Park Free tickets, Gatsby products, Beauty products from Glutamax and Ysa Skin Soap etc.

This is open for public. Ticket costs P495. They are giving away up to 20% discount for families and friends in a group of five and up. For ticket reservations, please contact any of the following numbers: 478-9871 / 091572146061 / 09066057155. 

This special screening is brought to you by Great Events Plus Inc. with Media Partners, WheninManila, Wazzup Pilipinas, Kroniklr, BusinessWorld,, Highlife; with our Sponsors, Clover Chips, Memo, Regatta, Tyler, The Oriental Hotels and Resorts, Ysa Botanica, Ysa Skincare Clinic, Ginhawa Spa and Dining, Glutamax, Crocodile Park Manila, Summit Media, IEMAS, LivCo Perfumes, Thunderbird Resorts and Hotels, Valda Pastilles, Gatsby and Sorciage by Wacoal.


     Great news to all the foodies from the South! The Mercato Centrale group, organizer of the Manila’s most popular night food markets, is bringing back the Mercato Centrale experience to the South! Join us at EL SUR – the NEWEST Mercato Centrale market that will be open in Alabang Town Center (beside Fully Booked) every Friday & Saturday from 12nn to 12mn starting November 23 (Saturday)!
    “After a short break from the South, we are excited to be back in the area!“ enthused Anton Diaz, co-founder of the Mercato Centrale group and the blogger behind the popular food and travel blog in the Philippines  “Thanks to all the support from our Southern-based foodie fans who have been clamoring for our return.”

“We look forward to bringing the Mercato Centrale foodie experience to Alabang Town Center, which includes a variety of great-tasting and innovative food choices straight from the homes of the South-based chefs and homemakers, acoustic entertainment and a lively atmosphere“ said RJ Ledesma, co-founder of the Mercato Centrale group. “We will also have the best-selling vendors from our various Mercato markets sharing their famous dishes in EL SUR!”

“We also want to find the next big food entrepreneur from the South!” added Anton.  “The Mercato markets have been the birthplace of many expanding Manila food businesses like Manang’s Chicken, Merry Moo Premium Ice Cream, Spring by Ha-Yuan, Kristina’s Inutak, Chuck’s Grubberie Fish and Chips and many more. We are happy to note that one of our pioneer Mercato vendors, Mochiko Ice Cream, already has a branch here in Alabang Town Center!”

For interested food vendors who want to join EL SUR, please contact (+63 917) 840-1152or (+632) 812-0102, email or visit Limited slots available.

Mercato Centrale group is the organizer of Midnight Mercato in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Cucina Andare (the first food truck market in the country) in Glorietta Park, Makati, Mezza Norte in Ayala’s Trinoma Mall, Quezon City, Cocina Centrale in Ayala’s MarQuee Mall, Pampanga and Porto Cena in Ayala’s Harbor Point Mall, Subic.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The ‘Greenlight’ is on for the season’s biggest musical event

The country’s best, biggest and most promising bands unite for a cause in Greenlight, Music Festival tomorrow, November 15, Friday at the Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City. The festival starts at 5 p.m.

Greenlight, a project by Greenfield Development Corporation and in cooperation with Orion Entertainment, features performances from Up Dharma Down, Urbandub, Franco, True Faith, She’s Only Sixteen, Jensen Gomez, Runmanila, Never The Strangers, Taken By Cars, Techy Romantics, Mad Hatter Day, Reese Lansingan, Earthmover, Save Me Hollywood, Yolanda Moon, Madhatter Day, Pulso, among others.

The festival also has exciting treats to music fans –moving statues, mechanical bull ride, skate jam, freedom wall and lots of raffle prizes.

Greenlight will also accept donations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The ‘Greenlight’ Is On For The Season's Biggest Music!

The country’s best, biggest and most promising bands unite for a cause in Greenlight, Music Festival tomorrow, November 15, Friday at the Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City. The festival starts at 5 p.m.

Greenlight, a project by Greenfield Development Corporation and in cooperation with Orion Entertainment, features performances from Up Dharma Down, Urbandub, Franco, True Faith, She’s Only Sixteen, Jensen Gomez, Runmanila, Never The Strangers, Taken By Cars, Techy Romantics, Mad Hatter Day, Reese Lansingan, Earthmover, Save Me Hollywood, Yolanda Moon, Madhatter Day, Pulso, among others.

The festival also has exciting treats to music fans –moving statues, mechanical bull ride, skate jam, freedom wall and lots of raffle prizes.

Greenlight will also accept donations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

Monday, November 11, 2013

"Yapak Mo, Yakap Ko" Concert-For-A-Cause!

Benita and Catalino Yap Foundation presents
"Yapak Mo, Yakap Ko" Concert-For-A-Cause
in cooperation with Tulay ng Kabataan Foundation (TNK) 
and De La Salle College of St. Benilde's Student Council

Up Dharma Down
UNiCA (Porque)
and uprising bands like 
Clover Street

With a special opening act by Next Ep! :)

The beneficiary of this benefit concert are the kids catered by TNK living in Smokey Mountain and some street children. 

This benefit concert is sponsored by Nikon, Adarna House and Asia Overseas Transport Inc. 

Media partners:, Fashion Hub Philippines, Voice of the Youth Radio, Pinoy Radio Online and Kroniklr Media

Ticket price: Php250- Early bird rate 
Php300- starting November 1, 2013
NO WALK-INS for security purposes.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Regine Velasquez’s Hulog Ka Ng Langit Album Tour Set

    Regine Velasquez’s much-awaited album Hulog Ka Ng Langit celebrates the joy of love and motherhood. And, the Asia’s Songbird wants her fans to celebrate her blessings with her in a string of special shows.

The Hulog Ka Ng Langit album tour goes to Robinson’s Magnolia (Nov. 16, Saturday), Robinson’s Manila (Nov. 20, Wednesday), SM Marilao (November 28, Thursday), SM Pampanga (December 1, Sunday), and SM Sta. Rosa (December 11, Wednesday). All shows start at 5:00 p.m.

The album, composed of songs that give inspiration to wives and mothers, has the beautifully-penned Hulog Ka Ng Langit as debut single and title track of the album. The song truly embodies what the album is all about – unconditional love between husbands and wives, and mothers to children.

With Regine’s gift of amazing vocals, she has given new life to songs like Hele Ni Inay, Someone’s Waiting For You, Happiness, You, God Gave Me You and Just The Way You Are, a duet with husband Ogie Alcasid. The songs included in the album also feature some of the best arrangers, musicians in the country.

Hulog Ka Ng Langit Tracklist:
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Saturday, November 9, 2013

It will take just 1 minute to read this and change your thinking

by: True Activist
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.

One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.

His bed was next to the room’s only window.
The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.

The men talked for hours on end.

They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..

Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and colour of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every colour and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by.

Although the other man could not hear the band – he could see it in his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days, weeks and months passed. One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.

She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.

It faced a blank wall.

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.

The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said, ‘Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.’

There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.
‘Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present .’

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The 1st Creator's Summit in Manila

Music Services Asia  bring you the first Creators Summit in Manila for people making great videos for YouTube. Tickets are available now!

On Saturday November 16th, you will have the opportunity to:
-Meet many of the top channel creators in Philippines
-Meet YouTube representatives
-Learn how to build an audience around a channel
-Learn how to make better content for YouTube
-Hear from experts how to make money from YouTube content

Music Services Asia produces the online magazine, Music Weekly Asia, the one-stop source for digital and music industry news, reviews and interviews across Southeast Asia and beyond.
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