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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Dance and contemporary art collide in Ballet Philippines’ “Opera” on February 13-16

Enter the world of Gabriel Barredo’s acclaimed creation in Ballet Philippines’ season ender, “Opera”. This production brings a synergy between artists and art forms, with French choreographer Redha transforming the groundbreaking installation into a contemporary ballet premiering at the CCP Main Theater on February 13 & 14, with a Fundraising Gala on February 16 at 8:00PM.

The original “Opera” exhibition was first presented at Silverlens Galleries in January 2015, and was recently toured to Singapore last November in time with the opening celebrations of the National Gallery Singapore. For the ballet, Barredo is creating a staggering array of new sculptures, which will comprise the production’s set design.
Redha’s choreography will guide us along a journey into a new experience of art. Envisioning his dancers on bare feet, pointe shoes, and stilettos, he is set to present a work that is stimulating, sensual, and groundbreaking. “Being part of this production is a great thrill for me,” shares Redha. “Meeting Gabby [Barredo] and seeing his work up close was very inspiring.”

“’Opera’ is shaping up to be one of the most innovative productions that Ballet Philippines has produced in a long time,” muses BP’s Artistic Director, Paul Alexander Morales. “We invite everyone to support it and to catch its limited performance run.”

Barredo’s installation evokes an opening up, inviting us to view the body itself, asking us to confront the mortality of the corpse, to contemplate upon its passing and empathize if not make sense of its beauty. The libretto explores a man’s journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and rebirth.
Gabriel Barredo studied Advertising at the University of Santo Tomas. His 30-foot installation entitled Asphalt was one of the highlights of the inaugural Art Fair Philippines in 2013. His awards and recognitions include: the gold medal at the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) Annual Competition in 1981 and 1982; the gold medal at the Metrobank Foundation Annual Art Competition in 1985; the 1st Grand Prize at the Philippine Art Awards (1994); and, the Juror’s Choice at the ASEAN Art Awards held in Singapore in 1994.

Based in France, Redha has choreographed for several of the world’s leading dance companies such as the Bolshoi Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The National Ballet of Cuba, Le Jeune Ballet de France, The Het Nationale Ballet, and the San Francisco Ballet. He has had his own dance company since 1981 and nowadays literally works all over the world, from Africa and Europe to the Americas and Asia. He has created choreographies for feature films of Costa Gavras, Roman Polanski, Alain Delon and Francis Ford Coppola.

Gabby Barredo.

Presented by Ballet Philippines and Silverlens, “Opera” features a libretto by Yvette Tan and Erwin Romulo, original music by Malek Lopez, lighting design by John Batalla, and costumes by James Reyes. This production is in cooperation with the Embassy of France.

“Opera” will be staged at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) on February 13 & 14 at 1:00PM and 6:00PM, with a Fundraising Gala on February 16 at 8:00PM. For inquiries, visit, send an email to, or call Ballet Philippines at 551-1003. For tickets and reservations, call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999.

Major sponsors of Ballet Philippines’ 46th Season include Globe Platinum, San Miguel Corporation, and Belle Corporation.

Connect to Ballet Philippines online through the following social media networks:
Twitter: @balletph
Instagram: @balletphilippines
YouTube: balletph

To join in the Ballet Philippines conversation, use our official hashtags: #balletph, #dancespring, #operaballetph (PR)

Triumphant Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach Returns Home

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. (Photo by Jayson Pascua)
The Miss Universe fever will be in full swing once again with the much-awaited homecoming of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) and the Miss Universe Organization have lined up exciting events to welcome the newly-crowned queen in her home country. Indeed, a great year starter for pageant fans!

Pia will arrive in Manila on January 23 via Philippine Airlines. The following day, January 24, she will be meeting with members of the local and international media at the Grand Homecoming Press Conference.

On January 25, Pia will pay a courtesy call on the City Mayor of Manila. On the same day, she will go to the Senate of the Philippines to receive the Citation of Excellence for her victorious stint at the Miss Universe Pageant. Thereafter, the public will get the chance to see Pia at the Grand Homecoming Parade passing through the cities of Makati, Manila, and Quezon City.

On January 26, she will pay courtesy calls on the President, His Honorable Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, at the MalacaƱang Palace and the City Government offices of the cities of Makati and Quezon City. She will also be appearing at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives on the same day to receive the Congressional Medal of Distinction.

January 27 is Charity Day for Miss Universe. She will be conducting hospital visits to the wounded soldiers and have an encounter with the youth living with HIV.

To culminate the series of Pia's homecoming activities, a Grand Homecoming Special will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on January 2. Pia’s friends and other surprise guests will be part of the show which will also serve as a tribute to her success. (PR)

ATC, To A Healthier Lifestyle

It’s a big part of our culture to have unhealthy vices like smoking, drinking alcohol, eating fatty foods, and living rather sedentary lives. These vices are often considered as stress relievers – a product of our fast and busy lives. We are so busy that we fail to notice what these do to our bodies. Also, these lifestyle choices affect our families and the time left we have to spend with them. If we continue to live so busily and unhealthily, we could end up shortening the time we have with our loved ones. With all of this in mind, ATC Healthcare International Corp. aims to support everyone in turning towards a healthier lifestyle and have a better quality of life.

ATC Healthcare International Corp. provides an array of food supplements for almost all kinds of common diseases. LiverMarin, Robust, Robust Extreme, FatOut, and Vita-E are just some of their products that are approved and deemed safe by the FDA. Consumers can be complacent that these supplements are safe and good for the health, especially since most of ATC’s products are made from natural ingredients.

Moreover, ATC Healthcare International Corp. was awarded the Gold Brand, Gold Seal of Quality, and the Consumers’ Choice Award for being a trustworthy healthcare provider. ATC Healthcare products are available in Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. ATC Healthcare, your trusted life ally!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Jr.NBA/Jr.WNBA Philippines 2016, Presented by Alaska to encourage youth basketball participation.

More Than 36,000 Players and 2,700 Coaches Have Participated in the Program Since 2007 -
Online Registration Now Live at - The Jr. NBA /Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska will return to the Philippines for the ninth consecutive year from Jan. 23-April 24.

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program is free and open to boys and girls between the ages of 10-14. Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. During the 2015-16 seasons, the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska is comprised of four stages: skills clinics in schools and communities, Regional Selection Camps, a National Training Camp and an NBA experience trip. The skills clinics will be held nationwide from January through April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa, and first-time locations in Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite. Select players from these clinics will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in tryouts during the Regional Selection Camps, which will be held in Baguio (Feb. 20-21), Davao (Feb. 27-28), Cebu (March 5-6) and Metro Manila (April 9-10). The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the National Training Camp in Manila April 22-24.

An NBA and WNBA player or legend will be in attendance at the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of 10 Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars who will travel on an overseas NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

“The Jr. NBA Philippines is the league’s longest-running youth basketball program outside the United States,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson. “The program continues to positively impact the lives of children, parents, and coaches, and reinforces the positive values that go beyond the four corners of the court. Together with Alaska, we are committed to providing world-class basketball instruction to more communities to further our mission of encouraging an active lifestyle among Filipino youth.”

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future,” said Alaska Marketing Director Blen Fernando. “Moreover, this year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover unique talents across the country.”
In addition to the player camps and clinics, the search for the 2016 Jr. NBA Coach of the Year will begin on Jan. 22 in Manila, which will be led by Jr. NBA Head Coaches Craig Brown and Chris Sumner along with Alaska Power Camp Coach Jeff Cariaso. Ten Jr. NBA and four Jr. WNBA coaches will be selected as finalists and trained at the National Training Camp.

Through the promotion of proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, Jr. NBA /Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska continues to be an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the Philippines.

CloudFone, Gatorade, and Globe Telecom serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner. ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA in the Philippines.
The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program is free and open to boys and girls ages 10-14. Coaches and participants can now register online at, where the program terms and conditions can be found.

Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at For all things NBA, visit and follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (

To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit and

About the NBA.
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include and the NBA app, which achieved record traffic during the 2014-15 season, as well as NBA TV. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than 960 million likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Alaska Milk.
Alaska Milk recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition. According to the 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), it was revealed that 3 out of 10 children aged 5-10 years were underweight while 8 out of 100 children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today. Alaska Milk is committed to help provide proper nutrition through its leading brands, Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink. It contains 20+ essential nutrients that help children reach their full growth potential. Aside from proper nutrition, an active lifestyle is needed in order to shape and nurture healthier children. Because of this, Alaska Milk encourages children to “go out and play” through its NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. programs:

Alaska Basketball and Football Power Camps and Cups, Alaska IronKids Triathlon, Alaska Family Run and Alaska Cycle Philippines. At the same time, Alaska Milk has a professional basketball team, the 14-time PBA champion, Alaska Aces, which continues to inspire the youth to become future champions who are guided by positive values. Finally, Alaska Milk partners with excellent local and international organizations who share the same objectives, vision, and values namely the Philippine Basketball Association, National Basketball Association, World Triathlon Corporation, Cycle Asia, Makati and Alabang Football Schools and Sunrise Events, Incorporated. (PR)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Repertory Philippines to stage mystery and intrigue with The Game’s Afoot

The Game’s Afoot premiered in Cleveland, Ohio in 2011 to great acclaim, with The Cleveland Plain praising the “twists that cause the audience to gasp.” Similarly, the Cleveland Examiner said, “From the intriguing opening mini play within a play to the surprise last scene a split second before final curtain, The Game’s Afoot gives you everything you love about great live theatre.In 2012, the play won Best Mystery Play at the Edgar Allan Poe Awards, an award-giving body hosted by the Mystery Writers of America.
The instant gratification that the Internet and social media provides has made the length for intrigue and questionable circumstances obsolete. Because of this, anything done in secrecy has a mystique that entices even the least curious cat. 

The Philippine stage is in for a treat as Repertory Philippines is staging the murder mystery The Game’s Afoot for the launch of its 79th season. Written in 2011 by Ken Ludwig, the play follows William Gillette, a Broadway star known for his masterful portrayal of Holmes. After a spectacular run of the play-within-the-play, he invites his castmates to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry… until someone turns up dead. Gillette must put on his detective hat and solve the mystery before the killer strikes again.

“The Game’s Afoot is a great play to start 2016,” shares director Miguel Faustmann. “It’s a wicked comedy and whodunit. In this day and age where everything is served to us on social media and the Internet, it’s nice to not know things and be part of a journey to a truth.”

Curiously, William Gillette is a real-life Broadway actor who made a name for himself in the early part of the 20th century for portraying Holmes. He wrote the play Sherlock Holmes in collaboration with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the famed detective. Gillette has portrayed Holmes in 1,300 performances spread over thirty years, and he used his royalties to create a castle along Connecticut River, which is also the setting of The Game’s Afoot.

Ludwig was inspired to write the play while watching Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in history. Prior to The Game’s Afoot, he has written six shows on Broadway and another six on the West End. Throughout his career, he has won three Tony Awards nominations, two Laurence Olivier awards, and two Helen Hayes awards.

The Game’s Afoot premiered in Cleveland, Ohio in 2011 to great acclaim, with The Cleveland Plain praising the “twists that cause the audience to gasp.” Similarly, the Cleveland Examiner said, “From the intriguing opening mini play within a play to the surprise last scene a split second before final curtain, The Game’s Afoot gives you everything you love about great live theatre.In 2012, the play won Best Mystery Play at the Edgar Allan Poe Awards, an award-giving body hosted by the Mystery Writers of America.

Like a good mystery, part of The Game’s Afoot’s fun is the interactive aspect of watching. Besides laughing at the comedy of the farce, audiences are engaged by trying to figure out who the killer is.

Paul Holmes plays William Gillette, a Broadway star known for his portrayal of detective Sherlock Holmes, both in the play and in real life. In The Game’s Afoot, he invites his castmates to his Connecticut castle for a weekend, where someone ends up dead. Gillette must channel his inner Holmes to track the killer and stop the next death.
“The audience plays an active role in the play,” enthuses Faustmann. “Usually, guests just passively watch theater. Here, they participate by trying to figure out who the killer is. Is it Aggie Wheeler? Or Simon Bright? Or maybe it’s William Gillette himself. It’ll drive the audience crazy trying to guess who did it!”

“Mystery is something that’s missing in Philippine entertainment,” he adds. “Yes, there are subplots in movies and teleseryes but none that revolve around mystery. We need to bring back the glamour of intrigue. Mystery evokes wonder. There’s magic in mystery.”

The Game’s Afoot will be staged from January 15 to February 7, 2016 at Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati City. Ticket prices ranges from P418 to P836. For more details regarding The Game’s Afoot, call Repertory Philippines at 843-3570. Book tickets through TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit their website at (PR)
Mica Pineda, Hans Eckstein, Jeremy Domingo, Christine Flores, Natalie Everett, Jay Valencia Glorioso,, Paul Holme, and Pinky Amador headline Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot, a comedy-mystery launched by Repertory Philippines

Mabining Mandirigma to return this February at CCP Stage.

With the overwhelming success of its initial run last July 2015 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino, the resident theater company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, with the support of the National Commission for the Culture and Arts, brings back the hit musical play, Mabining Mandirigma to cap off its 29th theatre season. Written by Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, this musical play foregrounds the legal and diplomatic heroism of Apolinario Mabini.

Coincidentally, as the culminating production to commemorate the sesquicentennial birth of who was considered the brains of the revolution, Mabining  Mandirigma, once again promises audience to an exciting journey through history as it utilizes Steampunk, a subgenre of science fiction that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th Century industrial steam- powered machinery, as a fitting backdrop to an already action-packed musical.

Mabining Mandirigma, A Steampunk Musical runs at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (LittleTheater) from February 19 to March 13, 2016, Fridays to Sundays, with 3:00PM (Matinee) and 8:00PM (Gala) shows.

Apolinario Mabini
1898, as President Emilio Aguinaldo’s Adviser, Cabinet President, and first Foreign Minister, Mabini displayed a warrior’s spirit that belied his paralytic body and a principled character that could not be compromised by considerations of personal aggrandize mentor political expediency. Without fear, he fought the ilustrado-cacique clique in the Malolos Government that issued government bonds that would allow them full control of the new government’s finances and activities. When Aguinaldo replaced Mabini with the political chameleon Paterno as cabinet president, Mabini, now much weakened by sickness, continued to support the masses fighting the American invaders, even long after Aguinaldo and his generals had capitulated to the new conquerors. To cut him off from the revolutionists, the Americans exiled Mabini to Guam. In 1902, his captors shipped him back to the Islands because he promised to finally take his oath of allegiance to the United States of America. But as soon as he landed in Manila, he pursued his revolutionary activities until his demise by cholera in 1903. Apolinario Mabini’s life is a testimony that there exists a politician who can forge and sharpen the sword of his integrity in the smithy of even the dirtiest kind of politics and still emerge unbroken, pure, and unblemished.


Directed by the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Vice President and Artistic Director Chris Millado and written by Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, the stellar cast is led by Leisl Batucan essaying the role of Apolinario Mabini; promising young  2 tenors Arman Ferrera David Ezra alternate as Emilio Aguinaldo, while Carol Bello plays Mabini’s Mother, Dionisia. They are joined by the promising talents from the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company. The power house Artistic Staff is comprised by Jed Balsamo for Music, Denisa Reyes for Choreography, Toym Imao for Set Design, Katsch Catoy for Lighting Design, GA Fallarme for Projection Design, James Reyes for Costume Design, Barbie Tan-Tiongco for Technical Direction and TJ Ramos for Sound Design.  (PR)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Teen Wolf to unveil second half of its fifth season.

Teen Wolf. Photos from Sony Channel Phils.
When Scott McCall wished to be more than an ordinary teenager, he did not expect things to take a supernatural turn. Bitten by a werewolf just before he starts sophomore year, his life is turned upside down – as if your regular teenager did not already have enough issues to deal with. Scott is forced to deal with a double life as he struggles to protect his loved ones and keep up a front of being a “normal” teen.

The series set in the town of Beacon Hills is on its 5th season. Coming off the midseason cliffhanger, the new episodes will unfold with Scott’s attempts to reunite his group and other characters picking up broken pieces of their relationships damaged by past conflicts. Tune in to also find out if more light will be shed on what exactly Parrish the hellhound is up to.

Developed by Jeff Davies and starring Tyler Posey as lead actor, Teen Wolf airs everyMonday at 8:50 pm.  First and exclusive on Sony Channel.

Sony Channel is seen on SKYCable Channel 35, Cignal Digital TV Channel 60, Destiny Cable Channel 62, Cable Link Channel 39. (PR)

About Sony Channel
Sony Channel is the premier destination for female-skewing entertainment with the biggest and best of Hollywood. Designed for the socially connected viewer, Sony Channel features some of the most captivating and talked-about drama, comedy, lifestyle and reality programs on TV, all airing close to the U.S. telecasts, together with popular feel-good movies.

Fresh, confident and stylish, with a dash of clever wit, Sony Channel is visually stunning with a brand identity that perfectly complements its line-up of high calibre programming.  Sony Channel appeals to a female-skewed, male-inclusive audience who loves to escape, engage and lose themselves in premium content. Viewers are modern, social, stylish and aspirational.
Sony Channel is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, which also operates pay-TV channels AXN, Animax, ONE and GEM. See, as well as follow and for more. 

Aquabest continued partnership with BPI Family Savings Bank.

Aquabest has renewed its partnership with BPI Family Savings Bank as an accredited franchisor for its BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Franchising Loan.

The company was among the pioneer batch of accredited franchisors and has been recognized as a Best List brand by the bank. The company's prospective franchisees can enjoy favorable and flexible financing terms from BPI Family Savings Bank. 

"Our renewed partnership with BPI Family Ka-Negosyo is a testament to our company's hard work to building a strong brand and business that has helped our franchisees succeed as entrepreneurs. At the same time, it continues to make it easier for aspiring entrepreneurs to set up their dream business" says Carson Tan, Aquabest's President and CEO.

For a franchise to be included in the Best List means it is an established, profitable and franchisee-friendly brand. Most of the companies in the list are profitable, having a return on investment (ROI) of less than three years. Aspiring entrepreneurs taking out a BPI Family Ka- Negosyo Franchising Loan on Aquabest can enjoy incentives such as no collateral loan, shorter processing time and no processing fee. (PR)

ATC Coenzyme Q10 is great for the heart.

Just a few weeks ago we’re all busy crossing out lists for the holiday season, 2016 has begun so as our new year’s resolution lists. A new year is always a great time for new beginnings, and starting new habits. The holiday season is one of our greatest excuse to pig out and eat all our hearts desires, and now we’re all eager to enroll to the gym and cut down on sweets or rice. The start of a new year does that do us, which is good. It inflicts positivity and perseverance.

 A good heart comes from maintained good habits, if the heart dwells on a good body, it will perform well and healthily. Good habits are not just about doing well, it is by continuous efforts of choosing to eat healthily and workout so your body can stay healthy.

ATC Coenzyme Q10 is great for the heart as it helps improve its ability to pump more blood. It also lowers the viscosity of the blood, making it easier for the heart to function properly.
However, ATC Coenzyme Q10 is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

ATC Coenzyme Q10 is made possible by ATC Healthcare International, Your life ally! ATC Coenzyme Q10 is sold at SRP P 18.00 per soft gel.  ATC Coenzyme Q10 is available at Mercury Drugs and all leading drugstores nationwide.

ATC Garlic Oil, Resolutions from the Heart

As a new year greets us, we are once again faced with these mandatory resolutions for self-improvement. The thing is, we all know how these resolutions have a 2-week life span because many of us are only eager-beavers in the beginning. We are then left scratching our heads and saying “there’s always next year”, finally giving in to temptations. Yes, we are fallible creatures but instead of failing endlessly to seek progress for ourselves, wouldn’t it be better to put our hearts to it even if it’s really hard? Change is challenging, yes but if it’s for the better, it’s always worth it. Like all resolutions, you can always start with your health. Do this with ATC Garlic Oil.

ATC Garlic Oil helps prevent hypertension and heart disease by regulating cholesterol and sugar levels in the body. It can also relieve cold and flu symptoms, assist in the management of mild upper respiratory infection, strengthen the immune system and lower density lipoproteins and blood pressure. Note that, ATC Garlic Oil is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease. ATC Garlic Oil, MabisangAksyonkontraAltapresyon!

For an affordable price of SRP P4.50 per capsule, ATC Garlic Oil can help you spice up your heart health. ATC Garlic Oil is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. Like our official FB page to know more about ATC Garlic Oil and get a chance to win special prizes by joining our monthly promos -

Monday, January 18, 2016

RedoxFat Summertime Madness

Are you ready for the summer? Have you been hitting the gym more often now that we are a few months away till Boracay and El Nido season comes in? Sometimes it gets really frustrating when you really want to achieve your body goals and just couldn’t find the time or the energy to do so. Work life gets in the way to do these things and you’re left counting the months, then the months turn into days till you go to your annual beach trip with your friends. Only to see yourself in the mirror still looking the same as last year, belly fat and all.

There’s nothing wrong about not having the perfect body, one thing that’s important is that you’re proud and you love the body you’re in. If you look in the mirror and starts hating on the reflection that looks back at you then maybe it’s about time you make a few changes. Sometimes it takes more than time and energy to push yourself back into getting fit, let RedoxFat help you with that.

RedoXfat helps increase energy which results to burning fat fast for speedier results. RedoXfat also helps in strengthening our muscles for easier physical activities, cleansing and detoxifying our body, reducing stress levels, boosting of our immune system, and improves digestion.

RedoXfat is SRP P16.00 per capsule, available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. Slim down, chin up with RedoXfat

Robust, The Ultimate Pleaser

What’s the most common thing about couples? It’s when one is the giver and the other is the taker. Each complements the other and over time, when each develops the qualities of the other side, the relationship becomes better. However, if one becomes excessive in giving or taking, the relationship becomes unsatisfying. To keep the balance, you must learn how to give without expecting anything in return and ask for what you truly want from your loved one. And when it comes to considering her fantasies and giving her your all, Robust dietary supplement for men can give you a hand.

Robust dietary supplement for men contains 550mg proprietary blend of Epimedium Extract (Horny Goat Weed), L-Arginine, SongariaCynomorium and Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) that prevents erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. It also boosts the immunity, regulates blood flow and promotes the production of testosterone (male hormones) which results to improved stamina and increased sex drive. Be the ultimate pleaser with Robust dietary supplement for men!

Robust is also proven safe with no side effects as it only contains natural ingredients. However, Robust is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease. Robust is recommended to be taken one to two capsules, 1-2 hours before intimate activity, best taken with warm water. Robust is P55.00 SRP per capsule, available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.  Robust, Astig ‘To!

Reducin, Be the Healthy Size

Obesity is a problem of every society. No matter where you go, we hear about its statistics and the danger it poses. Every time the weighing scale says you put on a pound or two, you are opening a window to higher blood pressure, bad cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar level and inflammation. With these changes, cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and heart attack and chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension take effect. Don’t compromise your health, there’s Reducin to aid you in leading a healthier lifestyle.

Reducin is a 120mg capsule of Orlistat, a gastric and pancreatic lipase inhibitor for obesity management. It works by preventing some of the fat in foods eaten from being absorbed in the intestines then excreting these fat through the stool. Along with a low-calorie diet and proper exercise, Reducin can help you get back on track and lose all those extra pounds. With Reducin, you may get to break free from obesity, diabetes, and other health risks with high costs. Always have the healthy size with

Reducin! If symptoms persist, see your physician immediately.

Reducin is recommended to be taken 3 times a day before every meal, or as instructed by your doctor. If a meal is missed or contains no fat, the dose should be omitted. Reducin is P29.50 SRP per capsule, available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. Reduce as in with Reducin.

ATC Evening Primrose - Be Free of PMS

A new year signifies a new beginning, a chance to release all the negativity and direct our mindset into a more optimistic outlook in life. Sometimes though, letting go of negativity is not about doing activities that help us develop a positive attitude. It’s more of identifying the cause of this feeling. This can go from the environment you live in, toxic people who keep on bringing you down and your perspective about yourself. However, if this feeling only occur during a certain period in your life ladies, you feel depressed or anxious for no apparent reason at all, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) probably is the reason after all. So be free of PMS this year, let ATC Evening Primrose take over.

ATC Evening Primrose relieves premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and breast tenderness associated with the menstrual cycle. It also helps alleviate hot flashes caused by menopause and reduces symptoms of eczema and dermatitis. Note that, ATC Evening Primrose is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

ATC Evening Primrose is recommended to be taken 1-2 soft gel capsules every day with warm water. You don’t want to be the cranky officemate or aunty this holiday season, so take ATC Evening Primrose and own your PMS symptoms! ATC Evening Primrose is available at Mercury Drug and all leading drugstores nationwide for P6.00 per softgel capsule. ATC Evening Primrose, The supplement for women. 

Ginko Biloba, A Growth Mindset

Time and again we hear entrepreneurs or prominent individuals tell us that the right mindset will bring us accomplishment. We hear it so often yet we know little of its essence. If you think innate talent and intelligence alone will bring you success, you’re wrong. You need to have a growth mindset. Develop your talents and know that there is always something new to learn. If you continue this process, you are creating the desire to strive for greatness and this will deliver you to your goals. To assist you in enhancing your learning skills, there’s ATC Ginkgo Biloba.

ATC Ginkgo Biloba is made of gingko biloba and maiden tree extracts. These two extracts are known to help sharpen the memory along with following a healthy diet and keeping your mind active.Gingko Biloba is also helpful in regulating blood flow to the brain thus, lowering the possibility of having Stroke. It is also capable of protecting and healing damaged cells caused by medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Glaucoma.  In addition, it can also alleviate mental depression and mood disorders. Note that, ATC Ginkgo Biloba is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

ATC Ginkgo Biloba is recommended to be taken ­­­­­1 softgel capsule per day after meal with warm water. Nail your holiday performance by mastering the steps or knowing the lyrics with ATC Gingko Biloba. ATC Ginkgo Biloba is P6.00 SRP per capsule, available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. ATC Ginkgo Biloba, the Brain Enhancer

BitterGo, Life is Sweet.

Eating sweets brings a different kind of joy and satisfaction, and as much as we try to deny that we don’t need it in our lives, well we do. A birthday is never complete when there’s no cake at the table, and the long sigh you make when they’re finally slicing the cake for all your guests to share is just priceless.
So when you hear the doctor tells you that you have to cut back on eating sweets because of diabetes,

it’s a complete bummer, but don’t fret. Bakeries and baking products has a variety of alternatives for people who can’t eat much sugar but enjoys eating sweets. The joy of eating sweets is a priceless feeling especially for people who are older, the feeling of taking a bite of a chocolate cake or a candy is that, it brings you back to your childhood when all your worries were as small as a pea. Don’t be scared to revisit your childhood with BitterGo. BitterGo is a dietary food supplement that is a combination of Ampalaya Powder, Banaba Powder, Luyang Dilaw, and Bawang Powder. All these combined natural elements have the ability to help manage your insulin levels. It could also aid in lowering your blood sugar levels, which is a complication to people with diabetes.

BitterGo is only P7.50 per capsule, available at Mercury Drug and all leading drugstores nationwide. Go na go with BitterGo! 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Sony Channel’s Rofling Sunday.

Photos courtesy of Sony Channel Philippines.
Sony Channel rolls out ROFLing Sundays with a trio of comedies this January: Bad Judge, Odd Mom Out, and Younger, all premiering this January 17. All showcasing a fun and fierce female lead, these shows take entertainment to new and better heights.

Odd Mom Out stars its creator, Jill Kargman as a fictional character based on herself, Jill Webber. Set in the wealthy, cosmopolitan jungle of New York’s Upper East Side, Jill sets out to navigate the good, the bad, and the ugly of the elite mommy clique. Finding herself sticking out like a sore thumb in a bevy of shiny, seemingly perfect and ultra trendy mommies, Jill sees the world around her in a different lens.

The comedy satire is based on her novel published in 2007, Momzillas. It also stars Andy Buckley (The Office), Joanna Cassidy (Six Feet Under), Sean Kleier (Madam Secretary), and Abby Elliot (Saturday Night Live).

Best enjoyed in “small doses,” (as perhaps because it offers a very nauseatingly honest take on the upper crusts’ ridiculous excesses), Odd Mom Outis a welcome treat to add in television’s  line up of entertaining shows.

Sony Channel unveils this witty, tongue-in-cheek series in Asia on January 17, Sunday  at 7:00pm.

It’s law with attitude in Bad Judge, starring Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice). 
Rebecca Wright is one of the most respected and prominent criminal court judges in Los Angeles. She also happens to speak her mind and acts as she wants on and off the court. From creative cases rulings to hot date nights with men, she is the town’s most intriguing woman. Beautiful and strong, she cuts a very intimidating figure, but never short of admirers.

Watch this lady judge deftly manage her career and everything else through wit, humor and innuendoes day in and day out.

Co-created by Chad Kultgen and Anne Heche, this legal comedy is spunky and one of a kind. Catch the entire season at Sony Channel. First episode premiers on January 17, Sunday at 7:30pm

Charismatic and poignant, Younger is a comedy that follows the struggle of a 40-year old woman who suddenly finds herself a single mother who needs to re-establish her career. Finding it tough to rise from the ranks in her age, she capitalizes on her youthful looks (and an almost magical make over) by passing herself off as a 20-something. What follows next is a funny and heart-warming tale of friendship and pursuit of success.
Based on the novel of the same title written by Pamela Redmond Satran, Younger stars Tony Award winner Sutton Foster ("Bunheads") Hilary Duff ("Lizzie McGuire"), Debi Mazar("Entourage") and Miriam Shor("GCB"). Its maiden season captures the journey of woman to reinvent herself and rediscover love.

Written, executive produced and directed by Darren Star ("Sex and the City"), the series kicks off its second season with back to back episode on January 17, Sunday at 8:00pm. First and exclusive on Sony Channel.

Sony Channel is seen on SKYCable Channel 35, Cignal Digital TV Channel 60, Destiny Cable Channel 62, Cable Link Channel 39. (PR)

NorthPine Land welcomes 2016 by spreading joy

Kids of Brgy.Calulut, San Fernando, Pampanga.
Ending 2015 on a positive note, real estate developer NorthPine Land Inc. (NLI) continues to share the success of the company through a recent gift-giving activity at Barangay Calulut, San Fernando, Pampanga.

About 200 kids from five subdivisions of Brgy. Calulut  were given reasons to smile during the holiday season as NLI employees and volunteers  handed out toys, umbrellas, and lunch packs during the activity.

“In the past years, we have launched new projects and offerings, unveiled several new designs for our model units, and received equally big blessings. This gift-giving activity is the simple culmination of everything that NLI is thankful for,” says NLI’s VP for Corporate Services, Ms. Wilma Fernando.

The gift-giving program was organized in cooperation with local DSWD health workers and Brgy. Calulut’s officials and council.
NLI Spreads joy to 200 kids in Brgy.Calulut, Pampanga as it closes 2015 with a thanksgiving outreach activity. 
Aside from the gifts, the children also enjoyed exciting games and prizes prepared by NLI staff who also had fun with them.

“2015 has been a fruitful one for the company,” NLI HR Head, Amytis Banaag added. “Putting smiles on the kids’ faces through sharing a portion of what we have is the best expression of our gratitude for the success we have gained.”

The gift-giving program was organized in cooperation with local DSWD health workers and Brgy. Calulut’s officials and council.

Last December, the trusted real estate prime mover known for its outstanding communities in South Luzon, also shared its blessings by donating toys to a renowned fastfood chain’s long-running Christmas drive where they spread holiday cheers to less fortunate kids.

NLI Employees shares big smiles with the children beneficiaries of the company’s year end CSR activity. 
Known mostly for its prestigious portfolio of projects in South Luzon, NLI currently has its sights on other regions particularly in the North following the current northward shift of industry trend. The trusted real estate prime mover initially visited Brgy. Calulut for a possible development near the area. (PR)

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 such as Kahaya Place, Greenwoods Village, Wind Crest, Kohana Grove (Cavite), South Hampton (Laguna), Forest Ridge (Antipolo City), and Lexington (Pasig City). 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.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Game's Afoot, opens 2016 in Philippine Theater.

A mystery is brewing!

This January, put your detective hat on as Repertory Philippines brings the devilishly funny murder mystery The Game’s Afoot to the Philippine stage. Set in 1936, Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot follows Broadway star William Gillette, who is known for his brilliant portrayal of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. After a show, he invites his castmates to his castle for a weekend of revelry, until one of them turns up dead. Gillette must channel his inner Sherlock and figure out who the killer is before he strikes again!

Directed by Miguel Faustmann, The Game’s Afoot will be shown starting January 15 and will run until February 7. The play will be led by Pinky Amador, Jeremy Domingo, Hans Eckstein, Natalie Everett, Christine Flores, Paul Holme, Mica Pineda, Jay Valencia Glorioso, and Joy Virata.

We hope you can join this party! It will be to die for.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Ride the coolest cab in town and win cash prizes.

TV Host Ryan Agoncillo. (Photo courtesy of AXN Network.)
Watch as lucky passengers in the city unwittingly ride the coolest cab in town and become instant game contestants. Cash Cab Philippines premiered last December 22 and continues to bring unexpected excitement to commuters.

Somewhere in the hustle and bustle of grueling city traffic, an unassuming white taxi roams the streets to pick a random passenger. But instead of heading straight to the intended destination, the trip suddenly turns into a one of a kind ride as he is asked a series of general trivia. Correct answers mean instant cash, while getting them wrong gets you thrown out back in the street!
Originally launched in the United States, this show has also invaded the roads of Vietnam, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Thailand, Taiwan, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Serbia, Poland, Netherlands, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Jamaica, Italy, Malaysia, Lithuania, Indonesia, India, Hungary, Greece, Egypt, Germany, Denmark, France, Czech Republic, Colombia, Chile, China, Austria, Canada, Brazil, Belgium, Australia and the Arab World.

Hosted by local celebrity Ryan Agoncillo, Cash Cab Philippines airs new episodes starting January 7, 2016.

Cash Cab Philippines’ new episodes air starting January 7, Thursday at 9.15pm on AXN.
AXN is seen on SkyCableCh 49, Cable Link C 38, Cignal TV Ch 61, Destiny Cable Ch 61, Dream Ch 20, and GSAT Ch 51

About AXN
AXN offers viewers a thrilling ride with an exciting slate of programs designed to exhilarate and help them escape the humdrum of daily routine. The leading English general entertainment destination among upscale, affluent adults aged 18-39, the channel delivers first run, exclusive top-rated drama series, blockbuster features, adventure and competitive reality programs from around the world, as well as made-in-Asia original productions.
Launched first in Asia in 1997, AXN has become an international channel brand that is now seen globally including in Latin America and Europe. In Asia, the channel is now watched by 164 million viewers in 20 territories.

AXN ASIA is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television’s networks, Asia, which also operates pay-TV channels beTV, Animax, Sony Entertainment Television, ONE and GEM. (PR)