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Friday, April 13, 2018

Northpine Land Is set to Seize The Day in Pampanga

With very busy work lives and minds preoccupied of so many things, people are looking for a sanctuary where they can feel the relief they have been longing for: a new house where they can recharge and start afresh.

NorthPine Land, one of the trusted real estate companies in the Philippines, introduces its latest residential project in Central Luzon; Montana Strands. As the newest project of NorthPine Land Inc., it promises to be the best option for middle-income families who seek to be freed from cramped places.
Montanda Strands will create a place where people can live close to opportunities, but distant enough from the fierce cities. Located in progressive Pampanga, it provides a fresh and new community where nature and urban living are in harmony.

With its brand new houses and fresh ambience, Montana Strands becomes a community that is conducive to starting and building a family. “Montana Strands is another amazing addition to our portfolio. We always endeavor to provide positive impact on our future residents by building impressive lifestyle projects,” NLI General Manager Ferdinand Macabanti said.
Strategic Location
Montana Strands is situated at Barangay Calulut in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. It is approximately 1.5 kilometers away from NLEX Mexico Exit and just few turns away from the MacArthur Highway and the city proper. Since it is only an hour’s drive away from NLEX and SCTEX, Manila and other adjacent places can be reached easily.

The project will soon rise near important establishments such as hospitals, schools, shopping malls, career hubs and places of worship. In addition, roads heading to various business districts and tourist attractions are just as highly accessible.

Furthermore, the location of Montana Strands provides its future owners a clear view of the picture-perfect Mt. Arayat. This makes Montana Strands an ideal place where families can make and capture memories together that are meant for keeps.

Retro-modern Houses and Cool Amenities
Montana Strands houses depict a contemporary architectural structure enhanced by its prime design exuding a classic appeal. Vibrant colors also add aesthetics to the fa├žade of each unit.

The project has a stunning line up of model houses, namely: Madison, Sandy, Trinity and Ruby which vary in size ranging from 53 sq.m. to 80 sq.m., whereas the lot areas range from 80 sq.m. to 90 sq.m. Hence, families get to pick the perfect house suited to their space requirements.

With the structure, Montana Strands will give a mixture of fresh and nostalgic feel to its future owners. Its retromodern-themed houses will definitely suit the meticulous and varied tastes of NorthPine Land’s market.

On the other hand, amenities in this new project are also worth looking forward to. When completed, the property development will have well-functional facilities such as a recreational hub, adult and kiddie pools, play yard and more, adding flavor and color to the lives of future owners. With these provisions, Montana Strands provides a community where people and families get to interact.

With its amazing features, Montana Strands is a residence of promise that will surely surpass the expectations of its future residents. (PR)

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Greater Heights that you need to see in Enchanted Kingdom.

If you are heading down south with family and friends for a fun-filled quality time together, then consider visiting Enchanted Kingdom in Santa Rosa, Laguna.

Home to the famous Anchor’s Away, Flying Fiesta, Rio Grande Rapids, and Wheel of Fate, the theme park’s newest attraction, Agila: The EKsperience, offers a “life-like flying sensation” that will surely keep guests in admiration with its 6-minute presentation of the Philippines’ beautiful tourist destinations. Moreover, with Enchanted Kingdom’s investment on the latest technology, guests can experience soaring above the wonders of nature through its 544-square meter screen which is known to be the largest in Southeast Asia today.

Agila: The EKsperience takes entertainment to greater heights with its multi-sensory feature that sets it apart from any other theme parks. In its venture on taking a step further, Enchanted Kingdom envisions its guests to experience flying like an eagle. Like one, guests can feel the tropical breeze amidst the mountain tops and can also swing against the bodies of water. Guests will be surprised to see that the Philippines has so much beauty and the thrill of flying above and beyond such stunning views is definitely a first of its kind.
Not only does Enchanted Kingdom satisfy our sight through Agila: The EKsperience, but it also aims to inculcate the value of taking responsibility over the local tourism industry. It is a creative channel in causing awareness on how Filipinos should nurture and protect the tourist destinations of the country. As such, Agila: The EKsperience is a representation of the Philippines’ honor and pride, and in return, Filipinos must partake in taking action in sustaining the beauty of our country’s treasures.

Plan your trips today and experience the best interactive adventure with Enchanted Kingdom’s Ride-All-You-Can with Agila: The EKsperience available at! Discounted rates await so hurry and book now! (PR)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

SM Little Stars 2018 audition starts this April in Puerto Princesa.

If you have talented kids aged 4 to 7, then SM Little Stars 2018 is the perfect kiddie talent search for them with over P9.5 million worth of prizes!

On its 12th year of celebrating talented Filipino kids, SM Supermalls unwraps a bigger and more exciting SM Little Stars as the kiddie-talent search gives away over PhP9.5 million worth of prizes, which include 2 brand new Chevrolet Trax, trips to China for 2, college scholarships from the National University, and PhP200,000 worth of cash and SM gift certificates.

SM Little Stars continues to be a platform for kids to share talents, enhance their personalities, and develop their confidence. The competition not only recognizes the shining and brightest kids, but it also celebrates the start of their journey in becoming stars in the future as they inspire more children to discover their innate talents.

The kids will also have the chance to be guided by celebrity mentors and a series of workshops to help develop their talents and boost self-confidence, as well as to encourage them to have fun and make new friends!
SM Little Stars achievers who are now making big names on showbiz include 2014 Girl Grand Winner Fil-Korean Chun Sa Angella Jung, who continue to win fans with her acting prowess and is a mainstay of a kiddie sketch comedy show on mainstream TV. Joining the celebrated kids is 2013 Boy Grand Winner Nhikzy Vheench Calma who was awarded as WCOPA 2017’s Junior Grand Champion Performer of the World last July 8 in Long Beach, California. Also not to be missed is 2016 Girl Grand Winner turned commercial model Sheena Kirtsten Bentoy who is all set to play a well-loved role in Disney’s The Lion King The Musical in March.

Don’t forget that auditions begin on April 7 in participating SM malls nationwide! For more details about SM Little Stars, check out You may also visit the Facebook Page of SM City Puerto Princesa for local updates. (PR)

Monday, March 26, 2018

Resounding Trumpets with Trumpets Playshop!

Trumpets Playshop. You’ve probably seen us every year, or thought of us when summer workshops come to mind. You’ve pondered whether or not to join a musical theater class, or try your luck at striking poses for the runway! Enrolled in one of ours street dance or public speaking classes, or even upgraded to becoming part of Playhouse – the advanced level of musical theater workshops. But where did it all begin and how it manage to become a home for so many in the theater industry?

Trumpets Playshop was born as a product of TRUMPETS INC, the Philippine’s first Christian Theater company, and creators of well loved musicals such as Joseph the Dreamer, The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe, The Little Mermaid, First Name, and The Bluebird of Happiness to name a few. With Trumpets Inc, led by passionate and brilliant minds - Theater King, Audie Gemora, and business maverick, Butch Jimenez – Trumpets Playshop, its educational arm, was born. Since it’s humble beginnings in 1993, Playshop has proven to be a home that kids, teens, and grown-ups return to every summer to discover and explore their multiple talents in the performing arts such as acting, singing, dancing, hosting and modeling. And since then, it has grown and provided a wholesome, productive and enjoyable experience for its students for more than two solid decades.
In that amount of time, its graduates have made their own marks and continue to make waves in the local and international entertainment and theater industry such as teen icons, Sam Concepcion, and MTV Vj Tippy Dos Santos; Asian pop superstars Christian Bautista and Karylle, West End performers, Christine Allado  - currently Peggy in ‘Hamilton’ and formerly Vanessa in ‘In The Heights’, West End’s former Miss Saigon,“Kim”, Tanya Manalang, as well as its current European Tour ‘Kim’, Joreen Bautista, currently working alongside our homegrown Playshopper, Red Concepcion, who plays the tour’s “Engineer”.  And with much pride, it adds to this ever growing list, homegrown Playshopper and former Executive Director, Joaquin Valdes, who recently just left to join the UK touring cast of Miss Saigon to play the role of Thuy.

Not only does Playshop take pride in their graduates, but also in their leaders and faculty who have been with Playshop and now lead the theater industry to this day. From directors such as Jaime del Mundo and Freddie Santos, writers such as Luna Inocian, and Musical Directors such as Rony Fortich, and choreographers like PJ Rebullida – each of them have once called Playshop their home, and continue to serve as stalwarts of the institution.

And now on it’s 25th year, Trumpets Playshop decided to come full circle as it gathers all generations of Playshoppers from its conception till present to celebrate our silver anniversary. As it celebrates twenty five years of success, Trumpets Playshop aims to remind the old and educate the new of what Trumpets Playshop is truly is and where we began. This year, Playshop will be #ResoundingTrumpets, as it breathes life back into TRUMPETS Inc, bring back the old and celebrating the new with its upcoming workshops:

Childrens Theater (4-6 years old) and Childrens Musical Theater ( 7-12 years old)
Musical Theater for Teens and Adults (13 and above)

And if you’ve been a Playshopper for a while now and would like to step it up withour advanced classes, start prepping for PLAYHOUSE to be led by Francis Mattheu of Twin Bill Theater and Sweet Plantado – Tiongson of The Company.

Toddler’s Hiphop (4-6 years old) and Streetdance for Kids (7-12 years old with Dan Cabrera of Dance Royalties

Basic and Intermediate HipHop for Teens  with Mike Arda of the A-Team (13 years and above)

Modeling led by Ms. Patty Betita and;
Public Speaking and Hosting by Ms. Kata Inocencio.

But the list of classes don’t just end there. Precisely because it’s a special year, we’ve brought back the best of the best in the industry for master classes just for you!
Under our PLAYSHOP PREMIUM, learn from the masters with:
- Acting with renowned Theater Director, Jaime Del Mundo;
- Audition Techniques with the King of Theater himself, Mr. Audie Gemora;
Playshop will also be bringing  back the old as we revive one of the first classes, Sing And Dance. Alongside this, it will also be bringing in the new with with Mobile Photography.
So, Enrolment now OPEN!
So what are you waiting for? Enroll now! Because this year, we’ll be Resounding Trumpets like  you’ve never hear before! Join Trumpets

Playshop for an  amazing summer you’ll never forget! Who knows? Maybe you’ll be part of Trumpets Inc’s original musicals.

Great News too! Enrollment has been made easy! For faster transactions, you may enroll at

Classes begin on April 16 at The Shangrila Plaza Mall , Kidz City at SM Aura and at the  Alabang Town Center.

 Like and follow TRUMPETS PLAYSHOP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep yourself updated with our very exciting promos, events and contests for summer 2018!

Call 901-4364 , 818-1111 loc 254 or 0917-586- 4177. (PR)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Puerto Princesa City Gov’t and SM City to lead Earth Hour 2018

In an hour from 8:30PM to 9:30PM on March 24, 2018, the entire City of Puerto Princesa will be once again at the forefront of environmental consciousness.

The Earth Hour will be a celebration in the City to be led by the City Government in partnership with SM City Puerto Princesa who shall enjoin communities to live and share a life for environmental protection.

Various activities are prepared for the locals and even tourists who wanted to show the world that we care. Across the country, each SM mall has been enjoined to come up with their own creative execution and program in raising awareness about climate change and in getting the community to participate in a collective effort to care for the environment.

The warming of the waters of the Pacific Ocean has spawned super typhoons like Haiyan (Yolanda). And because of climate change, experts have warned that more are to come that can devastate shoreline communities, displace people, and destroy infrastructure, homes and livelihoods.

With the Philippines being visited by more than 20 typhoons every year and the ever-increasing weather disturbances, every initiative, big or small, counts to help ease the dire effects of climate change.

This is the reason why for the past nine years, retail and property developer SM Prime Holdings Inc. has been taking part in the yearly celebration of Earth Hour which, according to Liza Silerio, Director of SM Cares Program on the Environment and Sustainability, clearly shows what small gestures can do to help the environment.

“We want to encourage communities to participate in the Earth Hour celebration because the more people taking part, the more awareness and positive action we are able to achieve. This is why even our SMDC Malls are joining us this year because we want our communities in our residential buildings to also take part,” Silerio said.

Since its launch in the Philippines in 2009, the Earth Hour celebration has been observed in more than a thousand cities and towns while over 15 million Filipinos have joined the global celebration of the hour-long lights-off, a gesture symbol of commitment to the well-being of the planet.

The SM Group, including its chain of 68 malls nationwide, seven SM Malls in China, plus its affiliated establishments namely SM Development Corporation (SMDC) will take part in the global hour-long lights-off for 2018 Earth Hour.

This year’s worldwide theme, “Connect to Earth” seeks to raise awareness on the effects of climate change and to get the community involved in helping care for the environment. (PR)

REP Presents A Classic Farcical Black Comedy, Arsenic And Old Lace

American playwright Joseph Kasserling wrote twelve plays, "Arsenic And Old Lace" was the most successful. " So funny that none of us will ever forget it," as quoted by The New York Times at opening night, is a farcical black comedy centers on Mortimer Brewster, a hero and a drama critic dealing with Brewster Family, his crazy and homicidal family to the local police set in Brooklyn, New York. REP will show us just how macabre family secrets can be from 6 to 29 of April as they stage its third offering of its 2018 American Theater Season at the OnStage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati City.
Considered as one of the most beloved comedies from Hollywood's Golden Era, Kesserling's black comedy straight play was a hit on stage with 1,000 performances both in The Great White Way and West End which was popularized through film of the same title by Cary Grant.
Directed by Jamie Wilson, REP’s Arsenic and Old Lace features Joy Virata, Jay Valencia Glorioso, Jeremy Domingo, Nelsito Gomez, Sheikh Abraham, Barbara Jance, Robbie Guevara, Gabe Mercado, Steven Conde, Dingdong Rosales and Luis Marcelo.Purchase your tickets by calling REP at 843 3570 or Ticketworld at 891 9999, or log on to For updates and show schedules, log on to, like and follow repertoryphilippines on Facebook and Instagram, and follow @repphils on Twitter.

Text by Gilbert Kim Sancha. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Northpine Land Commits New Milestones This 2018

Heads of the Sales Network Management (SNM) received the Montana Strands’ kits. Included in the photo are: (L-R) Lambert De Castro (SNM In-House South Head), Mildred Visaya (SNM Central Head), Aileen Morales (AVP for Sales), Ben Tatunay (VP for Finance), Ferdinand Macabanti (NLI General Manager), Wilma Fernando (VP for Corporate Services), Belle Bernardino (GB Head), Grace Parentela (EB North Head), Jurie Roa (SNM In-House North Head).

NorthPine Land, Inc. (NLI), one of the trusted and leading property developers in the Philippines, recently kicked off 2018 at Novotel Manila.

NLI rallied its sales force as major announcements including project developments and offers were rolled out.

In his speech, NLI General Manager Ferdinand Macabanti said, “In 2017, we welcomed change and transcended against the challenges we faced. COMMITTED is our mantra this year. To be really COMMITTED is to be dedicated to the right things. If you want to be a winner, now is the time to be COMMITTED on being one. Let us embrace all the opportunities that come our way. I am confident that with our more than 22 years of real estate experience, we will see victory at the end of the road.”

“The Sales Kickoff is also a celebration of the company’s outstanding performance for the past years. We aim to inspire our sellers by building a foundation of commitment, passion and eagerness to hit our targets in this challenging year ahead,” Macabanti added.
General Manager Ferdinand Macabanti addressed the sellers during the 2018 NLI Sales Kickoff 
Seize the day in Pampanga
Another horizontal property development will soon rise in Pampanga. The community, Montana Strands, will be the second residential project of NorthPine Land in Central Luzon. It is the latest addition to the stunning Montana line up.

During the Sales Kickoff, NorthPine Land leaders unveiled the scale models of Montana Strands units, as well as the site development. Among the NLI heads were GM Macabanti, VP for Finance Ben Tatunay, VP for Corporate Services Wilma Fernando, AVP for Sales Aileen Morales, External Affairs Head Engr. Maidy Cruz and Legal Department Head Atty. Rey Robles

This Retro Modern-inspired neighborhood will boast stylish houses, namely: Ruby, Trinity, Sandy and Madison.

“I believe that Montana Strands, like our other prestigious projects, will make a lasting impression to our future buyers. We are excited with this project for the middle-income market and be part of the thriving community in Pampanga,” the General Manager said.

Located adjacent to Montana Views, NLI’s maiden project in Central Luzon, Montana Strands is accessible to various relevant establishments such as schools, hospitals, places of worship and shopping malls.
About NorthPine Land, Inc.
NorthPine Land Inc. (NLI) is one of the country’s trusted real estate prime movers with a prestigious portfolio of projects in Pampanga (Montana Views), Cavite (Kahaya Place, Greenwoods Village, Wind Crest and Kohana Grove), Laguna (South Hampton), Antipolo City (Forest Ridge), and Pasig City (Lexington). Its distinguished shareholders are: Hongkong Land, BDO, Metrobank, and San Miguel Properties, Inc. To know more about our lineup of products, visit or call +632 637.1531.

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Myla Miranda-Cammayo
Sr. Manager- Mktg. & Corp Comm.
NorthPine Land, Inc.

Lorenzo Jose P. Nicolas
PR Assistant
NorthPine Land, Inc.