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Friday, December 30, 2016

NorthPine Land ends the year with Gift giving.

The children of Brgy. Calulut received a day of fun and excitement.
Trusted horizontal property developer, NorthPine Land Inc. (NLI) culminated year 2016 with a Gift Giving activity for the children of Brgy. Calulut, San Fernando, Pampanga.
Over 120 young boys and girls participated in the year-end program organized by NLI. Brgy. Captain Angel Wijangco and the council were in full support of the activity held at San Vicente Ferrer Parish Church in Calulut. The church is just a few minutes away from Montana Views, NorthPine’s latest project in Pampanga launched earlier in 2016.

 “As NorthPine Land closed a very fruitful year, we are pleased to have shared our milestones to children in need. We believe that sharing joy in simple ways goes a long way and we are determined to accomplish more socially relevant activities like this as a way of giving back to the community,” shared Macabanti.
The activity was made successful through the partnership with Jollibee. Children were treated to free food and exciting games as hosted by Jollibee and NLI staff.
NorthPine Year-end Gift giving activity is part of the company’s lineup of CSR activities organized regularly. Connecting and giving back to the people are in line with the company’s mission to change the landscapes of several areas in the South, Metro East and Central Luzon where it currently has ongoing projects.  

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. (PR) 

Monday, December 26, 2016

“Boodle Fight sa Bilao” and “Shrimp Wednesday” Only at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant

St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant Boodle Fight sa Bilao Sets on SALE!!!
There are many ways to bond with families and friends and one of those is eating together, enjoying the best food prepared and served with love.

This holiday season, why not eat with your family in the most exciting way - a boodle fight. When it comes to boodle fight, the place to be is at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant. It’s a great thing that they are on sale!
The restaurant's Hot and Juicy Shrimps are available in the following flavors/variants: regular, spicy, mild, sweet, and medium. The shrimps were sourced from Roxas City,known as the seafood capital of the Philippines. So it is guaranteed fresh!

Trivia: Did you know that Chef Nick personally came up with its signature sauce. And once you tasted it, mapapa extra-rice ka talaga!
Best Deal: Shrimp Wednesday
Wednesdays is a special day for shrimp lovers and regular customers at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant for its called "Shrimp Wednesday" A Good Deal you shouldn’t missed. Regular customers of St. Nicholas have been returning every week for the 50% off promo. YES 50% OFF. From the regular price of Php399.00, marking down to only Php199.00 with the very same quality of Hot and Juicy Shrimps is basically a promo offer to grab!

Meet The Chef

Chef Nick Pelaez
He owns and managed and still cooks for St. Nicholas Catering and the restaurant. St. Nicholas Catering started back in 2003 while the Restaurant is his newest baby that is already in its third year serving sumptuous Filipino dishes in Mandaluyong. We all know that fast-food chains were almost everywhere, but St. Nicholas has its own charm. Having the intimate ambiance of the restaurant, diners visit at the odd hours of the day like brunch or late afternoon for early lunch or merienda, respectively. The busiest hours, of course, are lunch and dinner times. The usual guests are those who prefer clean and delicious home-cooked food over random finds at eateries. *plus Chef Nick is charming too.

Visit St. Nicholas Catering at #1 Fatima St. corner San Rafael st., Bgy., Plainview, Mandaluyong City, Philippines 1550
Phone: (02)535-7637 | Email:
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#GoSwift this Christmas season with Acer Swift 7 and New Balance

Holiday season is the perfect time to find new and exciting ways to celebrate and have fun. Millennials, known for their fast-paced lifestyle, eagerness to reach their dreams, appetite to develop deep connections with others, and fondness for documenting awesome memories, will surely look forward to the holidays. Christmas bazaars, family reunions, and barkada parties are just some events they can enjoy! An Acer Swift laptop and a pair of New Balance shoes can surely help make Christmas and New Year a wonderful experience!

The top of the line Acer Swift 7 has a 9.98mm ultra-thin form factor and 1.125 kg with a 4-cell battery pack that can have a battery life of 9 hours and a 256GB SSD, the new Acer Aspire S7 is one laptop that is worthy to be on your wish list.

With an all-metal chassis, the thinnest laptop in the world is supported with a dual-channel 8GB of on board LPDDR3 SDRAM that has the ability to transfer data twice as much faster than the previous models and consumes very low power and produces less heat.

The 7th generation Intel® Core™ i5-7Y54 processor is the main chipset of the Acer Aspire S7 with an Intel® HD Graphics 615 on a 13.3" display with IPS technology, Full HD 1920 x 1080, high-brightness Acer CineCrystal™ LED-backlit TFT LCD that can give flawless graphics and provide better resolution for screen viewing.

An HD webcam with 1280 x 720 resolution, 720p HD audio/video recording and High dynamic range imaging (HDR) is built in to make video conferencing for professionals easier, faster and more reliable for business. Most importantly, ultra-fast wireless technology is featured. An 802.11ac wireless LAN with a 2x2 MU-MIMO technology can provide seamless connection on the web and with a Bluetooth® 4.0, wireless connectivity to accessories will be hassle-free. The USB Type-C port, supports DisplayPort™ over USB-C™ and DC-in is a revolution for a unified electric connectivity and USB technology.
The Acer Aspire S7 is backed up with the latest Microsoft operating system, the Windows 10 Home in a 64-bit based processor to enjoy the advantages of 64-bit processing and the ultimate performance of 4 GB or higher memory.

Enjoy more of the holiday season with your new Swift 7 and a pair of New Balance shoes via the #Go Swift Holiday promo which will run until Dec 31, 2016. Buy a qualified Acer product—such as the trendy Acer Swift 3, Swift 5, and Swift 7 at Acer participating stores nationwide and get a New Balance Gift Card worth P5,000 absolutely FREE. To claim the New Balance Gift Card, just fill out the promo claim form and get the official receipt of your purchase from the store. Submit these requirements together with cut-out of box serial number and two valid IDs.

For more about the latest Acer Swift units and other Acer Philippines’ products, go to, follow Acer via Twitter ( or (PR)

This Holiday with FBN/Metrobuzz Get Together event.

The Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active bloggers group in the country, will hold its annual Christmas Get-Together at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant in Mandaluyong City on December 28, 2016.

FBN currently has more than 1,800 blogger members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers to interact with other members from different part of the Philippines. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from different brands for the group are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac.

This year, joining the get-together are the blogger-members of Metrobuzz organized by Lariza Garcia.

Filipino Bloggers Network and Metrobuzz would like to thank the following generous sponsors:

St. Nicholas Catering & Restaurant - Mandaluyong's newest food craze. Experience quality but affordable dining experience at Bgy Plainview. Open from Tuesday to Sunday at 11am to 12am. Follow them on Facebook -

Acer PH - Founded in 1976 with a mission to break the barriers between people and technology by offering innovative and leading technology products, empowering people to achieve their goals. Follow them on Facebook -

AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc. (AMPR) - A full service public relations and marketing services company that caters to various industries and companies of diverse sizes. For more information about AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc.’s expertise and services, follow them on Facebook at or contact them through (02) 706-1971 and via email at

Goodah!!! - The first ever, all-native food chain in the country and is famous for introducing the now ubiquitous “Tapsilog” to the Filipino vocabulary. Contact (02) 9667582 for orders and inquiries or visit their website at

Gardenia - Offers a wide array of superior bakery products including white, wheat and health breads, flavored loaves, pandesal and snack items like snack cakes, muffins and toasts. Gardenia breads are known for their good taste, freshness, softness, oven-baked aroma and nutritive value. Follow them on Facebook -

IMComms Mavens - A full service marketing communications agency that integrates traditional and current marketing strategies to be able to provide Clients a strategic communications plan. Follow them on Facebook - for inquiries.

Aster Medical Centre Philippines - A part of Aster DM Healthcare network. Our multi-specialty centre is staffed with 50+ doctors and highly skilled nurses and staff who work together to take care of you and your loved ones. Aster DM Healthcare encompasses more than 10,000 employees, 1300+ doctors, 290 establishments of compassionate care and JCI accredited diagnostic centres in Dubai, India, KSA, Oman, Qatar, Jordan and now Bahrain. Like them on Facebook - for updates.

UNO Premier - A dynamic marketing company that derived its innovative business model from a very long history and foundation of leadership, management and entrepreneurial vision. UNO Premier’s mother company, UNO, started rising 10 years ago and blossomed throughout the network marketing industry like rapid fire. It became a network marketing sensation and has created over a thousand Philippine millionaires in less than a decade's time and has expanded in over 100 offices across the country. From the foundation of UNO comes the birth of UNO Premier. UNO Premier is specifically designed to engage the International Market and the like-minded middle class professionals as well as business owners in the micro, small and medium scale enterprises. These are the passionate individuals who are constantly exploring means and opportunities to increase their sources of income. UNO Premier is poised as the next big International giant to create the next wave of millionaires. For more information, visit the website at Like/follow their social media accounts: Facebook Page:; Instagram: @unopremierofficial and on Twitter: @UNOPremier_PH

Dearberry Philippines - The brand essence of dearberry is “affordable high quality cosmetics made with ingredients from nature ”. Dearberry believes the simple truth, “healthy skin is most beautiful” and sticks to the basics, “firstly keep skin healthy, then optimally solve target issues”. Their products are manufactured by such top-tier factories like COSMAX and WINNOVA to achieve the high quality standards of our products. COSMAX is the main & most important manufacturer of L’OREAL group and other world famous branded cosmetics. WINNOVA is the main & most important manufacturer of Korean branded cosmetics like TONYMOLY & THEFACESHOP. Follow DearberryPH on Facebook - or visit their website - for updates and promos.

JJEMM Transient House - A fully furnished apartment unit located in Balanga City, Bataan. If you’re planning on visiting the beautiful province of Bataan to enjoy scenic views and awesome tourist spots, JJEMM Transient House is here to welcome and provide accommodation for your stay. This is best for couples, backpackers, budget travellers, families and group travellers. Situated in a subdivision in Balanga City,Bataan and 5-7 minutes away from public market. Learn more by following them on Facebook: Contact them at email address: and mobile number: 0998-882-8300.

Mondelez - Maker of some of the best-known snacks brands around the globe. Their 15 global Power Brands in biscuits, chocolate and gum & candy are expected to drive 70 percent of company’s growth going forward:

Biscuits: Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, TUC, belVita, Club Social and Barni.

Chocolate: Milka, Lacta, Toblerone and Cadbury Dairy Milk.

Gum & Candy: Trident, Chiclets, Halls, Stride and Cadbury Dairy Milk Eclairs.

Follow Mondelez on Facebook - for updates.

Oppo Philippines - A global electronics and technology service provider that provides customers with the latest and most exquisite electronic devices and mobile internet service in over 20 countries such as the United States, China, Australia and many other countries in Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Follow them on Facebook - for promos and updates.
Novuhair - Like the common factors that spawn hair loss, finding the right solution to your hair woes is one confusing process that could only worsen the trouble. Before, most of the products available in the market offer empty promises, temporary and even expensive solutions to address the problem of hair loss. Now, nature has provided a safe and effective solution, NOVUHAIR® – NATURE’S ANSWER TO HAIR LOSS! Like Novuhair on Facebook -

Unilab - The biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines, with a market share of more than 20 percent which it has consistently maintained for more than three decades. Its portfolio includes some of the biggest prescription, consumer healthcare and personal care brands in the country. Follow Unilab on Facebook -

Havas PR - The first full-service media agency providing end-to-end solutions in the Philippines. It does not only offer the most complete and cohesive set of media services in the Philippines, it also aspires to provide clients work that is best in class in all the media channels on offer. Follow them on Facebook for inquiries.

M2Comms - As a PR agency, M2.0 understands that perfection doesn't exist – but greatness does. Their team won’t waste your time by coming up with perfect plans that will be easily derailed by circumstance. For them, It's better to execute now with a good plan and get immediate feedback. If the results are not good, they’re ready to own up to our mistakes and revise the plan. And if the results are good, they'll improve the plan until the clients achieve greatness. Visit their website - for inquiries.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

USANA Philippines celebrates Good Health Across the Country in 2016.

Team USANA Philippines
Global nutritional company Usana Philippines gives thanks today to another year of breakthroughs in 2016 in its advocacy to promote good health across all sectors nationwide. Its various accomplishments during the past year touched the lives of Filipino athletes, empowered the youth and contributed significantly in relieving suffering and hunger around the world, among others.

Aurora “Duday” Gaston, USANA Vice President for the Philippines and Indonesia, shared highlights from the past year where USANA:
• took home two major awards at the 2016 DSA annual meeting. Its charitable organization, the USANA True Health Foundation (THF), was presented the Vision for Tomorrow award in the philanthropy category and USANA was also named to the Top 20 list of direct selling companies.
• True Health Foundation graduated 300 Cornerstone Foundation scholars after supporting a year of regular Saturday tutorials and feeding program.
• launched the third batch of Team USANA Pilipinas athletic ambassadors to help inspire people to stay healthy and fit for competition.
• Introduced Proglucamune, a new immune system boosting optimizer, that helps strengthen the immune system.
• Launched USANA Probiotic, a food supplement that supports digestive health.
“The company’s achievements in 2016 are a direct result of our dedicated associates, who focused on providing safe, quality and convenient health products to an expanding base of customers and consumers, and in introducing innovative ways to market them,” Ms. Gaston said. “Our goal is to deliver accelerated growth to USANA as well as to all of us who depend on it in our daily lives. We think that we have made a very strong performance in 2016 and promise to surpass it in the years ahead.”

Major Awards for Charity and Profitability 
At the 2016 Direct Selling Association (DSA) annual meeting, USANA True Health Foundation, USANA’s charitable organization, was honored with the Vision for Tomorrow award in the philanthropy category. Through donations, the Foundation’s worldwide programs provide critical necessities such as nutrition, clothing, shelter, medical assistance and health education to disadvantaged and disenfranchised communities around the world. Among other assistance, it supplied $225,000 in disaster aid, vaccines and water purification tablets to Malaysia, the Philippines and victims of the earthquakes in Nepal, and distributed $87,192 in materials to help rebuild fishing boats among those affected by Typhoon Yolanda.
The global nutritional company was also named to the Top 20 list of direct selling companies by the DSA, based on 2015 U.S. net sales. Over the last few years, USANA has seen amazing global financial growth, with the company recently reporting its 13th consecutive year of record sales and earnings. Net sales for 2015 increased by an exceptional16.2 percent to a record $918.5 million. USANA has also been named to the Top 20 list in 2013 and 2014 and looks to become a mainstay on the DSA Top 20 list in the future.
These two awards given by an internationally recognized industry association bolster the reputation of USANA as a global leader in multi-level marketing. They speak well of the years of hard work and entrepreneurial foresight to establish and sustain a highly competitive yet well-managed multinational organization.

Within the company, USANA Philippines’s customer service team proudly made history as it received the first-ever International Contact Center of the Year award from Robby Gold, executive director of customer service. The award, established only this 2016, was based on industry standards of service levels and abandoned percent rates, and encompasses the call center, order desks and pick-up/will-call desks.
Youth Empowerment for a Better Future 
After a year of regular Saturday tutorials and a feeding program conducted by volunteers of USANA True Health Foundation and Cornerstone Foundation in Paranaque City, more than 300 primary and secondary pupils marched on Moving Up Day, the graduation day of Cornerstone scholars. The event marked the fruition of the two foundations’ continuing vision to sustain the youth with good health so they can maximize their potentials. It’s also a testament that quality education can be made accessible to the poorer segments of society.

Even in its CSR activities, USANA reaffirms its commitment to share the blessings of its windfall fortune to the less privileged sector of society. The uplift of a Filipino community is the latest success story in a broad range of beneficial projects USANA has undertaken across the globe over the years.
Inspiring Filipinos to a Healthy Lifestyle

Now on its third year, the latest batch of Team USANA Pilipinas was launched to serve as role models to Filipinos from all walks of life. The team is composed of Filipino athletes from various sports who rely on USANA to keep themselves healthy and fit for local and international competitions. At the same time, the athletes serve as an inspiration among Filipinos to achieve success by living well.

The 3rd batch of Team USANA Pilipinas joins more than 1,000 world-class athletes who take USANA to stay in top shape. This faith in USANA health supplements reflects their personal and professional trust that each USANA product is safe and of premium quality.
Happy Tummy, Strengthened Immunity
In 2016, two new products were introduced to the market in response to challenges in today’s changing lifestyle. USANA Probiotic is a food supplement that supports digestive health while Proglucamune boosts the immune system.

USANA Probiotic features a unique 50/50 mixture of two strains of probiotic bacteria that support a natural balance of beneficial microflora in the gut. In addition, the probiotic bacterial strains in USANA Probiotic also help promote and sustain a healthy immune system through improved gut health. More immune cells are concentrated in the gut than in any other region of the body, and substantial amount of specific probiotics can strengthen the body’s natural defenses by modulating the cellular immune response. A healthier digestion leads to productivity and helps people get more out of life.

Scientifically developed for the immune system, USANA Proglucamune is packed with four immune-boosting ingredients, namely Shitake Mushroom, Reishi Mushroom, Baker’s Yeast, and Zinc. It combines ancient wisdom with modern science so immune cells work faster and more efficiently.

USANA makes a difference by being a world leader in scientifically developed health products. Its Probiotic and Proglucamune are the newest health supplements to come from a long line of quality products that incorporate the results of in-depth scientific studies and produced though state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the USA. These unique corporate strengths set USANA apart from the competition.

For more information on USANA products and USANA Philippines, visit and follow USANA’s social media portals on Facebook (, Twitter (@usana_ph), and Instagram (usanapilipinas).
Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care and healthy products in its FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City. Learn more about USANA by visiting our web site or the official USANA blog (PR)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Greenwoods receive Best Residences award in Southeast Asia.

Greenwoods, the biggest project by one of the country’s trusted real estate developer, NorthPine Land, Inc. (NLI), was recently awarded Best of the Best Residences in Southeast Asia 2016.

Greenwoods is the only horizontal lifestyle community in the Philippines to earn the prestigious award by Dot Property, Southeast Asia’s leading connected property portal network, along with three other cluster homes and condominium developments in Cebu, Laguna and Tagaytay.
The winners of the annual prestigious awards were carefully selected according to property types based on quality and architectural design.

In talking about the Best of the Best Residences Awards, Alva Horgan, DOT Property Managing Director (International) and Andrew Batt, DOT Property Head of Content (International) and Editor, said, “As you will see we’ve shone the spotlight on a very wide variety of projects – both from a geographical and design perspective. That’s totally in keeping with what Southeast Asia has to offer property buyers and investors.
What makes the community exceptional are its wide array of amenities and eight unique sub-communities, namely: Greenwoods, Wind Crest, Greenwood Heights, Parkview, Rosewood, Norfolk Ridge, Primrose Place and The Prime. Across more than 80 hectares of prime real estate are Mediterranean and Modern American Country-themed houses and facilities.

Greenwoods was launched in 1997 and has over 3000 units spread in its lush and well-maintained property. It is located in DasmariƱas, Cavite, making it adjacent to prominent malls, business districts, universities and other establishments in the area.

Highlighted in the feature for the expansive property is The Prime, Greenwoods’ 5.72-hectare sub-community. This exclusive section of the entire village comprises of prime house & lots. It is currently the most sellable cluster in Greenwoods.
“NorthPine receives the Best of the Best Residences in Southeast Asia Award 2016 with great honor. Besides the satisfaction we get from making dreams come to life, surely, a recognition such as this gives us more power and motivation to keep getting better at what we do,” shared Alan Cruz, NLI’s President.

To know more about the Best of the Best Residences Award, visit (PR)

Introducing Dj Sheryl Lynn, making music in Manila clubs.

DJ Sheryl Lynn Callister.
The local clubbing scene is set to take on a more fabulous and exciting vibe as Dutch-Filipina Sheryl Lynn Callister, a celebrated DJ in the Netherlands, sets foot in Manila to launch her career as Asia’s top celebrity DJ.

The statuesque beauty, known in the industry for her wonderful production of House, Future House and Progressive / Big Room with a touch of Trap and Future Bass, loves to define her sound as something ‘from the heart’ which people of all ages can enjoy listening to. Through her music and her vast experience performing across Europe and US, DJ Sheryl Lynn frequently headlines various international events.

“I am very excited to launch my career in the Philippines”, DJ Sheryl Lynn shared. “Manila is fast becoming one of Asia’s coolest cities with its vibrant nightlife and exciting new clubs, bars and lounges. It just seems right to be a part of it.”

Sheryl Lynn is also a resident DJ in Amsterdam Fashion Week and regularly spinning at Bar Rhythms and Jaz Hotel, Westergasfabriek and Westerliefde. This year, she also performed live during the Miss World America in Washington DC.

Aside from being a celebrity DJ in glamorous events, Sheryl Lynn also showcases wonderful streams of music through her online radio show, Heartbeat Radio. Several episodes of which are quick to earn the top spot in various music charts including the renowned Dutch House Chart. She also produces her own original house tracks together with her husband, Andy Callister who is also a DJ and producer for over 20 years.

Music Career background
Sheryl Lynn’s love for music started when she was very young, being a dancer all her childhood and teenage years. She also performed as a singer in high school, in the church choir and in the Top 20 talent during the 2006 Miss World Finals. Her greatest influencers are her parents: her Filipino mom was in a dance group while her Dutch dad was in a band and is a huge collector of vinyls and CDs. Her zeal for house music comes with being Dutch. Growing up, she was surrounded with house music all her life, it being one of the main genres in the music industry in the Netherlands, a country that is also the no. 1 DJ country in the world.

Beauty Queen, Model and Host
Sheryl Lynn is also known to the world as Ms. Netherlands 2006 who represented her country at the Miss World Finals in Poland. In 2013, she was also crowned as the international winner of Mrs. Globe in the United States.

She also has a wide range of hosting experience, being a regular host for Ross Video on TV-set in Amsterdam and Las Vegas. She has also hosted at the international Mrs. Globe finals in China and several benefit events, tradeshows, congresses and university conferences across Europe and North America.

Sheryl Lynn is also the face of Lifestyle Canada for both billboard and TV Commercial, endorser of Le Lait Quebec, A. Vogel in the Netherlands, and several web shop clothing. She was also featured in music videos and an active print add and runway model.

But this beauty queen is not only known to be beautiful on the outside. She is just as gorgeous on the inside, blessed with a big heart and the willingness to make a difference.

With her love for the Filipino people and culture and her goal to make significant ways to help eliminate poverty in the Philippines, the beauty queen/DJ founded the Sheryl Lynn Foundation in 2007 which has continuously helped hundreds of children get proper education and brought relief aid to thousands of families after super typhoon Yolanda.

When Sheryl Lynn was crowned international Ms. Globe in 2013, she was also made an ambassador for the Women in Need (WIN) Foundation. This broadened her scope to further help those in need. On April 11, 2014, she was awarded the ECHO Award 2014 for combining the world of entertainment, academics and philanthropy to use the outcome for a greater cause, which granted her a scholarship at UCLA in California.

Indeed, Sheryl Lynn is a woman blessed with a colorful life as a DJ, host, model, former beauty queen and philanthropist. She brought all of these wonderful attributes with her to Manila, so be sure to check her out. Follow her on Facebook at, and or on Instagram @_sheryl_lynn_. You can also listen to her latest sound in house music at or simply visit her websites and (PR)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Aliw Awards 2016 honor Katips with three major trophy.

Tanada and The Stagers. (Photo by Jay Ar Lagrimas)
Katips, Ang Mga Bagong Katipunero, the Filipino Rock Musical by the Philippine Stagers Foundation, recently won Best Original Musical Productions in the recently concluded 29th Aliw Awards Foundation, the premiere award giving body in the country that recognize live entertainment in the Philippines.

Katips director and PSF Artistic Director Vincent Tanada also won Best Director in a Musical, while Adel Ibarientos-Lim got Breakthrough Performance of an Actress award for the said musical. Overall Katips got eight nominations for this year awarding ceremony held at The Dusit Thani Hotel last November 30, 2016.

Katips is the 15th season offering of PSF that focus on the horror of martial law years under the dictator President Ferdinand Marcos, it’s a musical that showcase activism during this years, and love for our country through freedom of expression.
Adel and Atty. Vince Tanada. (Photo by Vino Oriarte)
In his acceptance speech, Tanada offer the award to the 70, 000 heroes of martial rule, who fights for their rights even if it’s their life is at stake. He said that it is his commitment as a artist to continue educating the young generations the lessons of history, and no one has the right to change what was happen in the past.

“Nobody has the right to change our history for their own personal agenda.” Tanada said.

This is the 3rd Aliw award for Best Direction receives by Tanada, the first is for his play “Ako Si Ninoy” and “Cory Ng EDSA” all produce by PSF in the past years. 

Katips is still being staged until March 0f 2017, for schedules and ticket inquiries you may contact 0915-444-0373 and 0995-730-1254. 

Singaporean Pop Sensation Nathan Hartono Trains MMA With One Women’s Atom weight World Champion Angela Lee.

Nathan Hartono and Angela Lee.

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held an MMA seminar at Evolve Far East Square early Wednesday, 7 December. Singaporean pop sensation Nathan Hartono stepped onto the mats to stand across ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee.

The 20-year-old Lee is the youngest world champion in MMA history. She is undefeated at six wins and no losses, capturing the title last May. Lee took the time to perform a few essential mixed martial arts (MMA) drills with Hartono, including educating the singer on proper striking techniques and the basic self-defense.

Last November, Hartono made an appearance at ONE: DEFENDING HONOR, gracing the stage with a live performance as well as being tasked to sing the Singaporean national anthem just moments before the main event bout of the evening.

Angela Lee, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion, stated: “Nathan is a cool dude, he really tried his best in all of the drills we had him do. It was definitely interesting to see someone who has no background in MMA perform some of the basics. I had a lot of fun and I hope Nathan did too. It was an honor for me to meet such a big star in Asia. Nathan, if you ever want to come back to Evolve to train, the door is open for you!”

25-year-old Nathan Hartono is an actor and singer who was born and raised in Singapore. He made his singing debut after winning the Teenage Iconcompetition back in 2005. A year later, he released his debut album, LET ME SING! Life, Love and All That Jazz. This year he became the first runner-up in the first season of Sing! China. Just recently, Hartono also tried his hand at acting, starring in his first ever television series, Halfworlds.

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at ampionship.

ONE Championship™
ONE Championship is the largest sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia featuring the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Championship is broadcast to over 1 billion viewers across 118+ countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including FOX Sports, Setanta, MNC, Astro, Thairath TV, ABS-CBN, TV5, MYTV, HTV, Esporte Interativo and more. (PR)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Feel And Dance The Groove Of The ‘70s With Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko.

Teresa and Victor. 
The 5th installment of Ballet Philippines 47th season entitled, Wings of Hope opened with “Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko.” The resident dance company of Cultural Center of the Philippines swayed artistically once more in this masterpiece written by acclaimed writer, actress, director and producer Bibeth Orteza. Set in the 1970s, the show tells the love story of Ester and Arturo during the early onset of Martial Law. The music sung on this show was songs from the popularly known Filipino group in the late 1970s, VST & Co. The all-male group who pioneered genre known as the Manila Sound.
Maestro Gerard Salonga and The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra.

The audience was delighted as maestro Gerard Salonga conducted the 42-piece ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra. They were treated with hits like “Magsayawan”, “Swing It, Baby”, “Ipagpatawad Mo”, and the signature-title song “Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko”. Playing Arturo is Michael Pangilinan who started at the first season of The X Factor Philippines, was a revelation. He did mostly of the signature songs and it was thrilling, mesmerizing and entertaining. He needs more polishing in his blocking and acting. His alternate Sandino Martin whom I first saw in Manhid will be much better. Imagine it was a bit obvious seeing him reading the lyrics on a tablet in one scene.

Karylle playing Ester at the opening night was just fine. I think her alternate Cookie Chua will do more justice, vocally and interpretation wise. The Filipino Norwegian Marcello Angelo Stroem aka Markki Stroem played Gabby, a finalist of the first season of Pilipinas Got Talent was another revelation of the night. It was not bad at all for him to be casted in this production because he has the physique and the voice required for the role. I’m not sure if his alternate Jef Flores will perform and interpret better because I haven’t seen him onstage. But experience onstage he has the edge. 

Kyle Echarri who played Lito was a product of The Voice Kids Season 2 from Team Sarah. He has the looks and voice required but his genre was not suited for the role. Unlike his alternate, Noel Comia another product of The Voice Kids Season 3 from Team Lea, also has the looks and the voice, but with his genre I think he’s far better and he has the experience onstage. There were only few flaws in this production. They need to fix the lapel, the Act 1 were so annoying because there were multiple times that I did not hear the first note and if the actors turn their heads whether left or right, the sound is lost.
The Cast and the people behind "Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko". 

During Act 2, The choreography was another one, the blocking and the symmetrical and asymmetrical placements affected the weight onstage. The sway and sexiness was there but in terms of interpretation, it needs emphasis and intensity.

The winning performance of the night was the “Ipagpatawad Mo“ a musical soliloquy done by Michael Pangilinan, he sounded loving and beautiful and the interpretation of the two lead actors of BP, was executed artistically specifically on the chair and on the table. Still, this show is highly recommended for all ages. Catch the story and beautiful music at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo from December 2 to 11, 2016 with shows at 2pm, 6pm and 8pm at certain performance. The cast includes Karylle and Cookie Chua as Ester, Michael Pangilinan and Sandino Martin as Arturo, Markki Stroem and Jef Flores as Gabby and Kyle Echarri and Noel Comia as Lito.

Ticket prices range from Php 500 to Php 3500, with discounts for students, senior citizens, and government employees.

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Review/text by Gilbert "Kim" Sancha
Photos taken during the Presscon by Evo Joel Contrivida.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

This Christmas, Give The Gift Of Health With Bewell-C

In our haste to come up with the best Christmas gift this season, we tend to forget that every person’s well-being will always be on top of the list, thus, a gift of wellness is something that will be well-received.

Around the globe, holidays means parties everywhere which also equates to frequent sleep deprivation not to mention increased alcohol intake for some and the bad effects of second hand smoke for others. All these factors contribute to lower immune system and this might not be a good match for the holidays.

Bewell-C has got your back covered as it contains all the vitamin C your body needs minus the acidity. Bewell-C is a non-acidic vitamin C supplement that boosts the immune system to fight against various health conditions.

Great for kids
Bewell-C is made of encapsulated powder which can be extracted and mixed with juices. Most parents nowadays do this, especially in the event that their kids are suffering from weak immune system.

Sodium ascorbate is effective in alleviating coughs and colds in children and can be given 3x a day as opposed to the acidity of a regular vitamin C.

Excellent for adults
Sodium Ascorbate promotes healthy cell development which helps active individuals in terms of sports related injuries as it plays amajor role in collagen synthesis and help form bonds between strands of collagen fibers. It is also helpful for those recovering from surgery.

For those who follow a beauty regimen, Sodium Ascorbate helps firm the skin tissues and works well in enhancing the efficiency of anti-aging supplements.

Sodium Ascorbate helps fight cancer as it produces a cytotoxic effect in malignant cell lines including melanoma cells, hence its anti-cancer property. Vitamin C in Sodium Ascorbate also help in lowering the risk of heart diseases and early death.

For those who requires a low-sodium diet, Bewell-C Plus Calcium is recommended.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Acer Wraps Up 40th Anniversary Celebration With “Smart Cities of a New Si-vilization” Forum

On October 26, Acer and its co-hosts held a forum titled “Smart Cities of a New Si-vilization” in Taipei. As the final event to wrap up the company's 40th anniversary celebration, Acer invited government and industry leaders to discuss and share their thoughts about the future of global technology.

Stan Shih, Acer’s Co-founder and Honorary Chairman took to the stage to deliver a keynote speech where he called on governments and businesses to encourage new thinking, people-centric innovation and integrated cross-industry capabilities with a service-oriented mindset.
Keynote speeches were also presented by industry leaders from Microsoft and TSMC. The keynote speeches were followed by a number of panel discussions and breakout lectures to discuss the many facets of creating smart cities and the New Si-vilization.”

The day-long event also included Acer’s Tech Showcase which gave attendees a look at what an early phase of the New Si-vilization could be by exhibiting a full suite of the company’s latest BYOC products in the segments of smart transportation and smart cities, smart retail and integrated enterprise communications, programming kits, life and wellness solutions, among other applications of new people-centric technologies and solutions.

The forum was hosted jointly by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, National Development Council and Acer Inc.  (PR)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The 10th Enteng Kabisote and The Abangers.

Vic Sotto as Enteng Kabisote.
In the tradition of offering family-friendly fare, Vic Sotto and his Dabarkads are back for another blockbuster fantasy-adventure movie based on the well-loved Pinoy pop culture icon! Kids are in for a treat as Bossing reprises his beloved role as Enteng Kabisote in the latest instalment of the movie series titled:  Enteng Kabisote 10 and The Abangers.

The comedy-adventure movie follows the reluctant hero in his latest fantastical escapade.  Through hard work and determination, Enteng Kabisote has used his talent to “butingting everything” to become an ironworks and robotics magnate. Since his last adventure in Engkantasya, he has settled down to becoming a successful businessman, community leader, and a doting grandfather to his cute and bubbly grandchild Benokis, as his son Benok (Oyo Boy Sotto) tackles fatherhood and his duty as a law enforcer.  Little does he know that trouble is brewing and he will be called on once again to save the world.
Enteng’s nemesis is Kwak-kwak (played by Epi Quizon), a power-obsessed villain who was booted out from Engkantasya. He has the capability to control minds who has launched a virtual reality game that transmits his mind control to anyone who plays it. The villainous plot is helped along by Bibi, Kwak-kwak’s devoted second-in-command and Bibe, his moronic but useful sibling, along with A1/ALLAN & A2/ALLAINE, the two creators of the viral game app which Kwak-Kwak uses as a channel to spread his psychic powers to control humankind.

To defeat Kwak-kwak and restore order in the real world, Enteng calls upon a team of misfits, who form his Abangers team. They are individuals who have unusual special powers and have been waiting for a long time to put these powers into good use.  The Abangers are actually OEWs (overseas engkantasya workers), whose powers Kwak-kwak needs to harness in order to fulfill his nefarious mission.
On his team, Enteng has three inimitable sisters: Nidora (Wally Bayola), a fierce but values-centric granny who possesses an equally fierce loud voice called "The Incredible Voice"; Tinidora (Jose Manalo), who has very quick reflexes and engaging dance moves called "The Flash Dance", and Tidora (Paolo Ballesteros), a flirtatious hot granny who channels her hot flashes to other persons through her stare. They are joined by Remy or “The Mister Iron", a tour guide and family guy who can seemingly flatten any tangible materials, Oring, a spunky female fortune teller in Quiapo who can perfectly predict anyone’s future but only for a span of two minutes, Lucas, a muscled handsome guy from Tondo who possesses incredible strength and a high pitched voice, and Bistika, a standup gay comedian who can perfectly blend himself with his surroundings -- while doing some pakganern splits!

Will Enteng and the Abangers be able to save the world? Moviegoers can find out in theaters on November 30, 2016. The movie is directed by Marlon Rivera and Tony Y. Reyes, and produced by OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions and APT Entertainment. (PR)

Mabining Mandirigma returning this December at CCP.

Liesl Batucan and Armand Ferrer.
Tanghalang Pilipino is on its 30th theatrical season and for its mid – season offering is the acclaimed and multi – awarded MabiningMandirigma a steampunk musical from Dr. NicanorTiongson’s narrative entitled “MabiningMandirigma (The Gentle Warrior)”.

It is the first in Philippine theater to have a woman play the role of ApolinarioMabini. “The play is about a great man, ApolinarioMabini, with a vision and mission for a free and united Filipino people, which were not realized during his time, and which remain to be an elusive dream until now”, according to TP’s Artistic Director, Nanding Josef.
Mga Busabos. Photo by Kurt Copon.
It is a steampunk musical foregrounding the intellectual heroism of ApolinarioMabini, who in the second phase of Philippine revolution, displayed an uncommon vision, a warrior’s spirit, and a principled revolution, as he struggled against all odds to enjoin his countrymen to go beyond considerations of class, clan, economic gain, and personal ambition, so they could think and act as citizens of one nation.

Steampunk is incorporated in the production to make it appeal to contemporary audiences. It repurposes the expressions of the Victorian era and engages them with the current. “The production repurposes the politics and aesthetics of turn of the century Philippines and engages it with current notions and issues”, says director Chris Millado.

Mr. Millado states, “What new meanings will come forth as Mabini’s life and times collide with the restlessness of the present? How can Pure Reason stand up against Brute Power? This is what propels MabiningMandirigma.”
David Ezra and Ensemble. Photo by Kurt Copon
Chris Millado (Director)
Dr. NicanorTiongson (Librettist)
Manny Pambid (Dramaturg)
Joed Balsamo (Composer, Supervising Arranger, Musical Director)
TJ Ramos (Sound Designer, Co – Arranger, Sound and Mixing Engineer)
Denisa Reyes (Choregrapher)
Toym Imao (Set Designer)
James Reyes (Costume Designer)
KatschCatoy (Lighting Designer)
GA Fallarme (Video Projection Designer)

Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
Ticket Prices: Orchestra Center – PHP 1,500.00
                      Orchestra Sides – PHP 1,000.00
Performance Dates: December 2, 2016 – December 18, 2016
            Fridays 8PM / Saturdays 3PM & 8PM / Sundays 3PM  (PR)

A Little Princess to close successful 2016 season of Repertory Philippines.

Sara finds comfort in little Lottie and Becky amidst the struggles
and tough circumstances in her school.
At the cusp of its 50th anniversary,Repertory Philippines, popularly known asREP, is proudly closing the 2016 season with a grand musical production that will surely touch the hearts of audiences no matter what age.

REP presents its year-end musical A Little Princess, from November 18 to December 18 at the OnStage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati. 

A Little Princess is based onthe popular children’s novel written in 1905 by Frances Hodgson Burnett and acclaimed as one of the top fifty best children’s books ever written. The musical adaptation was written by Brian Crawley and set to music by Andrew Lippa. Jillian Ita-as and Maria Gabriela Gil Padilla lead the cast of REP’s A Little Princess as Sara Crewe, a young girl who grew up in West Africa with a great big imagination. Sara is sent to boarding school in London by her father, wealthy and renowned adventurer Captain Crewe who is played by REP veteran actor, Noel Rayos.
REP’s A Little Princess is directed and choreographed by highly respected theater director
Dexter Santos, who is the Director of the Dulaang UP School of Performing Arts and Literature.
She is forced to leave sunny Africa and the kindhearted people who raised her, most especially the caring Aljana who is portrayed by REP’s very own Cara Barredo. Life in the boarding school becomes difficult for Sara when she attracts the envy of the other girls like the snobbish Lavinia played by Jo Mari Logdat (who also alternates with Padilla for this role), and the cruelty of wicked old headmistress Miss Minchin played by Mary Patrice Pacis and Roselyn Perez.

Even though circumstances in school get tough, Sara uses her powerful imagination to transform the gloomy boarding school into a place of mystery and magic. She befriends thepetite scullery maid Becky, little Lottie,and the lovely teacher Miss Amelia. Things take a turn for the worst after it was reported that Captain Crewe died on his journey to Timbuktu and was stripped off his fortune.

Sara loses her privilege as the unofficial princess of the school and is forced by Miss Minchin to work as a serving girl. However, no matter how much Miss Minchin tries to starve and abuse her, Sara manages to rise above it all by always being kind and loving.
Repertory Philippines presents its year-end musicalA Little Princess,from 
November 18 to December 18 at the OnStage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati City.

REP’s A Little Princess is directed and choreographed by highly respected theater director Dexter Santos, who is the Director of the Dulaang UP School of Performing Arts and Literature, with musical direction by critically acclaimed musical arranger and composer EjayYatco.

With a poignant story that resonates with any audience, charming characters played by a brilliant mix of veterans and upcoming young theater actors, and lively and colorful musical numbers, REP’s A Little Princess is a terrific musical that will surely teach the young and young at heart the true meaning and value of kindness, fun, love and laughter.

For inquiries, you may call REP at 843.3570, and Ticketworld at 891.999 or log on to updates and show schedules, log on to, like and follow repertoryphilippines on Facebook and Instagram, and follow @repphils on Twitter. (PR)

Peppermint, the new at NorthPine Land Inc.

Trusted property developer, NorthPine Land, Inc. (NLI), racked up good reviews from home buyers in the recent reveal of Peppermint model unit.

The new addition to the line-up of model houses in Greenwoods, one of NLI’s premier lifestyle communities in DasmariƱas, Cavite, was unveiled in a well-attended Grand Open House with the theme Greenwoods Goes Green. This is in connection to growth, balance and harmony which are symbols of color green. According to NLI, these are inspirations in the creation of the said unit.

NLI EVP Ferdinand Macabanti said, “NorthPine is very proud of Peppermint. It is a place for growth as it offers a refreshing take on your usual house & lot. It is an ideal refuge to achieve work/life balance. As it is carefully situated amongst a natural setting, Peppermint’s look and feel is in harmony with Greenwoods’ verdant surroundings.”

With sleek and simple architectural finish, Peppermint is designed to blend in with the natural setting of the sub-community of Parkview in Greenwoods. The lifestyle community has a naturally lush environment and offers a panoramic view of the stunning landscapes from afar.

NLI Technical Management Group executed an excellent maximization of the standard 185sqm lot area. The house has a floor space of around 160sqm with 3 bedrooms and 2 common T&B. The first time to introduce the multi split-level type, NLI is proud to have created segregated spaces to create intimate areas around the house. It has a lower ground level and an elevated master’s bedroom at the second floor.
A glimpse of Peppermint’s cathedral ceiling, dining area at the lower ground floor and master’s bedroom at the second floor’s mezzanine.

Spacious balconies above the garage area and another one in the rear section just outside the dining area provide a stunning view and naturally cool ambience where one can lounge and relax. A cathedral ceiling with surrounding glass windows, including a corner pane, is another attractive feature. Moreover, the sloping terrain in the section where the units will be built provides legroom which can be upgraded to a storage. Homebuyers may avail Peppermint for as low as PHP5M.

NLI brokers already made high sales for Peppermint since its launch and continues to attract more positive responses from homebuyers. The property developer claims this breaking milestone a reflection of its expertise in building innovative and quality house & lots.      

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. (PR)                                                                                                                  

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Da Shanghai Sauna, gay friendly spa place in Taiwan.

The entrance to this discreet place.
If your gay, single and ready to mingle, and travelling to Taiwan particular in Taipei, don’t forget to visit this classic Gay friendly sauna right in the bustling busy street near the Train Grand Station, well it’s a lot of walk from the said point of landmark.
The Welcome counter.
It’s called Da Shanghai Sauna, exact address is  No. 12, Lane 80, Section 1, Hankou St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100 and with telephone number +886 2 2311 0078.
The place is not that easy to find, we had a hard time looking for it, we talk to a lot of people to point us to the said place, but we end up returning to our Taipei M Hotel, fortunately the staff of our hotel assists us and also was bother with the address numbers, so she end up calling the number and we spoke directly to them, and to our surprise it’s just on the front of the said hotel on a sort hidden street.
Locker Rooms
So best tip is to call them, and they will give you instruction on how to get there with all the signs and symbols you will see along the way, and yes they are open 24 hours and seven days a week. The red lantern outside is the sign you found the place to be.

The place is generally old, but its clean, there are numerous lockers that can keep all your belongings, there is a reception area wherein you can eat and drink, they don’t serve food and drink and its ok to buy outside and bring it in.
Shower and Pool Area.
There is the bathing area section where showers and two hot and cold pool are located, as well as the sauna, and adjacent to it is a small room for steam bath near to the toilet. There are TV rooms, cabins and basement section that have private rooms that you can sleep, usually you can stay up to 6hours. Some guest that we chat with, most of them stay there before catching their flight to wherever.
Grooming Area with blower and other toiletress.
Da Shanghai promotes safe sex, condoms and lubes are everywhere from the reception up to the private rooms, and it’s for free.  Soaps and shampoos are also available.
Most of the guests we notice are ages 35 up to 80 years, mostly Chinese and a bunch of foreigners. Fee is NTD350 for the first visit, and a discount of NTD100 to the second or succeeding visits. The staffs are friendly and can speak well in English.
The mini-Sauna room.
According to the staff we chat, best time to visit is around afternoon where a lot of guests are coming in, this are from three in the afternoon up to 8 in the evening, but they are open 24 hours and there is no preferred days, because any day of the week they are full.