Saturday, February 28, 2015

The very engaging Manhid.

Manhid: The Pinoy Superhero Musical
By Aga Posadas, Contributor
The main cast of Manhid.
Have we become apathetic? What did we learn from our parents' experiences from the so-called revolutions in the past?
Manhid: The Pinoy Superhero Musical is a fervent display of music and dance by the Ballet Philippines led by some of the most prolific artists in the country. With words and music from Kanakan Balintagos, Vincent de Jesus, Carina Evangelista, the Eraserheads and Radioactive Sago Project and direction and choreography by Paul Alexander Morales and Alden Lugnasin, Manhid would be enjoyed by every Filipino.
Manhid was originally staged by UP Tropa Experimental Theater in 1991. After more than two decades, the story is still fitting with today's Philippine political situation.
The plot is ambitious, with inspiration from Salman Rushdie's Midnight's children. Decades ago, a massacre took place. 99 of those who were born on that day were named after the heroes of Philippine folklore. And these 99 were expected to be the heroes of today, saving everyone from Kamanhiran (Apathy). These heroes, known as the Maragtas, led by Bantugan, must defend the people from the group of evil-doers, the Tulisan ng Bayan led by the Demonyita, the Minister of Humanity.
I think what the play lacks is focus. It is quite difficult to summarize the entire story. There were too many subplots. There was more than one love story. There were too many characters. Each of them trying to tell their tales when some of them failed to do so. Like the character Dilim, one of the heroes. She just sang. I did not really understand what her role was. And the ending was not clear if not for the play bill.
Nevertheless, the songs, the score, the acting and the choreography deserve applauses.
The songs exquisitely suit the mood of each scene, which includes Eraserheads' hit Kailan. Makes you want to buy the soundtrack after the play (which according Balintagos will be released soon). The score was by Radioactive Sago Project. Which I don't think I need to expound. It's Radioactive Sago Project.
The actors are commendable as well. Bantugan is well played by Sandino Martin who was last seen in the film Esprit de Corps. I didn't know he can sing. Well. He deserves more limelight. Kim Molina, who played the foul-mouthed Allunsina, one of the heroes, stole the show. Her vocal and acting skills and her character's humor were entertaining.
The dances are engaging. However, again, it lacked focus. The last scene, the fight scene of good versus evil, could have been flawless. I was expecting something grand since this is an allegorical play and it was the ending. A lot of things are happening in one scene that I did not get most of what the actors were singing.
Verdict: B. For every Filipino who are guilty of "What have I done for my country?".
"Manhid: The Pinoy Superhero Musical" is staged at Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) on February 27 and 28 and March 1, 7 and 8.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Double Your Sales: Know How to Market Your Product

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  • Double your Sales
    March 14, 2015
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sales thrive on marketing. Learn how to conceptualize promotions that will answer every retail hurdle. This is one dynamic workshop that covers how to acquire new customers to getting your clients to buy more. Be in the know with marketing strategies that won’t cost you a fortune.
About Road to Retail Workshop Series
It is a series of valuable, practical and fun workshops under Manila Workshops designed to cater to professionals, business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages who want to learn about retailing, merchandising, brand management and marketing specifically of non-food products. The series is composed of four whole-day sessions beginning from product conceptualization to launching, selling and marketing, projecting and analyzing your business.
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This course is best attended but not limited to the following:
  1. Those who wish to go into business but are unsure on how to proceed.
  2. Those who like creating products or have an existing idea but need help in implementing them.
  3. Individuals who dream of having their own store one day.
  4. Existing entrepreneurs with online stores, whether sold via their website, Facebook, Instagram or other platforms.
  5. SMEs who would like to learn more on how to better manage inventory and increase their sales and profitability.
  6. Aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to know how to offer their products to major retailers.
  7. Those who want to bring their business to the next level and expand their market.
  8. Those without any business background and would like to take a short course on retail and merchandising.
  9. Fresh graduates who want to go into the retail business.
  10. Individuals who enjoy learning and would like to acquire valuable skills in the field of merchandising, branding and marketing.
Workshop Details
This March 14, 2015 (Saturday), Manila Workshops, in partnership with Road to Retail, present to you the fourth and last workshop in the series entitled “Double Your Sales: Know How to Market Your Product” The workshop will run from 10:00am up to 5:00pm to be held at The Open Space, 134 Jupiter Street, Bel Air, Makati City. Our speaker for this is Ms. Bam Besa.
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Course Outline 
  1. Psychology of pricing
  2. Conceptualizing promotions and strategies based on objectives
  3. Marketing ideas that won’t break the bank
  4. Customer acquisition ideas
  5. Maintaining customers and fostering relationships
  6. Local sales channel that can help promote product
Investment Fee
Early Bird Rate: Php 2,000 (paid on or before Feb. 14, 2015)
Regular Rate: Php 2,500 (starting Feb. 15, 2015)
*Inclusive of hand-outs, certificate, lunch and snacks.
About the Speaker
Bam Besa’s background is in buying, merchandising and brand management, gathered from over ten years work experience from a buying office and a luxury department store. She has handled categories such as ladies apparel, swimwear, fashion jewelry and accessories, undergarments and home décor, covering the most premium and coveted brands in each category.
For sponsorships and inquiries about this workshop, please contact sally@manilaworkshops.com

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Address:
134 Jupiter StreetMakati City
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The 52nd year of Binibining Pilipinas.

Presenting the candidates of Bb.Pilipinas 2015
by Kim Sancha, Contributor

An afternoon of sexy, sultry and saucy Filipinas filled the Sunset Pavillion of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila when the official thirty four candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2015 were presented to the press, bloggers,  sponsors and guests on 18th of February 2015. Now on its 52nd year of celebrating, promoting and representing the beauty and values of  Filipinas all over the world, the annual Binibining Pilipinas Beauty Pageant is one of the most anticipated event and promised to be the home of the true Filipina queens at its finest and best among the best.

Showcasing and exuding the beauty and body of a perfect Binibini, the stunning, mesmerizing and towering candidates walked, ramped and posed in front of the discriminating eyes of the press and spectators with such grace, charisma, wit and poise. This batch of gorgeous Binibinis came from top schools and universities, show business, working professionals and newbies, crossovers and repeaters on both local and international pageants.

Half of the candidates meaning seventeen Binibinis hails from the camp of Kagandahang Flores who produced Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago and Mary Jean Lastimosa, who finished top 10 in the recently concluded Miss Universe 2014. Having the most number of candidates, are we also seeing the most number of crowns wearing by these Binibinis?
2 Jenny Feliz Gonzales (Miss Philippines Earth)
5 Cannielle Faith Santos (Miss Philippines Earth)
6 Toni Alyessa Hipolito (top 10 Bb. Pilipinas 2008,  candidate Bb. Pilipinas 2010)
9 Maolin Yalung (candidate Mutya Ng Kapampangan and Miss Casino Philippines)
11 Janicel Lubina (Miss Bikini Philippines and Miss World Philippines 2013 1st runner up)
13 Mae Liezel Ramos (Miss World Philippines 2011 and top 15 Bb. Pilipinas 2014)
14 Princess Joy Camu
20 Tanya Angelina Nicole Hyde
22 Anja Vanessa Peter
25 Rogelie Catacutan
26 Anabel Christine Tia (candidate Bb. Pilipinas 2014
27 Ina Dominica Guerrero (Miss Philippines Earth and Miss World Philippines)
28 Hannah Ruth Lulu Sison (candidate Bb. Pilipinas 2013 and 2nd runner up Bb. Pilipinas 2014)
29 Nancy Lee Leonard (Miss Philippines Earth)
30 Patricia Ejercitado (top 13 Miss World Philippines 2013, candidate Bb. Pilipinas 2010 and top 12 Bb. Pilipinas 2012
31 Mia Allyson Hernandez Howell
32 Danita Joan Ruazol
On the other hand, thirteen Binibinis came from the camp of Aces and Queens, the house that's very consistent in producing our consecutive triumphant results in Miss Universe, they were Miss Universe 2010 4th runner up Venus Raj, Miss Universe 2011 Shamcey Supsup, Miss Universe 2012 1st runner up Janine Tugonon and Miss Universe 2013 3rd runner up Ariella Arida. Also from this camp hailed the first Filipina Miss World, Megan Young crowned Miss World 2013. Will the consistency winning streak continues from these ladies?
7 Enrica Roxiele Guieb (Reyna Ning Flores de Mayo in Pampanga
8 Kimverlyn Suiza (Miss Philippines Earth-Air 2013 and candidate Bb. Pilipinas 2014)
10 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (1st runner up Bb. Pilipinas 2013 and top 15 Bb. Pilipinas 2014
12 Kylie Verzosa
15 Paula Rich Bartolome (Miss World Philippines
16 Marvi Ann Razon de Lima
17 Brenna Cassandra Mendiola (Miss World Philippines and Miss Philippines Earth)
19 Christi Lynn McGarry (Mutya Ng Pilipinas and 2nd runner up Miss Intercontinental 2010)
21 Alaiza Flor Malinao (Century Tuna Superbods Challenge)
23 Justine Beatrice Dellosa Felizarta (Miss Manila
24 Ann Lorraine Colis
33 Namarata Neesha Murjani
34 Teresita Ssen Marquez
Independently representing at the Binibinis were:
1 Samantha Balbin
3 Ria Rabajante (candidate Miss Bikini Philippines 2008, Miss World Philippines 2013 and Bb. Pilipinas 2013)
4 Renee Soraya Hassani
18 Crissa Marie Mendiola
Before the grand coronation night on March 15 at the SMART Araneta Coliseum,  the 34 Binibinis will still have full swing of activities, events and charities to attend to. But the highlights will be the Fashion Show and National Costume Presentation  on February 26, the release of Souvenir Program on March 1 and the Parade Of Binibinis on March 7.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

First Time Parents: What to Know Before Giving Birth

Event Phone: 09179028358
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  • What To Know Before Giving Birth
    March 28, 2015
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We are excited to announce that our first workshop under the First Time Parents series for 2015 is happening this March! Join us for What To Know Before Giving Birth, a half-day workshop that aims to help parents prepare for your big day. First time parents and experienced ones who need a quick refresher are welcome to participate.
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You can look forward to learning about these helpful topics during the session:
  • What to expect during visits to your OB-GYN
  • Pain management
  • Pregnancy nutrition

Get to know our speakers:
Dra. Patricia Malay Kho studied Medicine and underwent Residency Training in UP College of Medicine-Philippine General Hospital.  She is an Obstetrician Gynecologist with Subspecialty Training in OB Gyne Infectious Diseases.  She is also an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant.  She is affiliated with Makati Medical Center and St Luke’s Global.  She has two children, and both were breastfed.
Ms. Cecile Bayaga is a registered nutritionist-dietitian and a full-time faculty at the College of Home Economics, University of the Philippines-Diliman. She has been teaching Principles of Nutrition, Nutrition for the Lifecycle, and Medical Nutrition Therapy for the past 12 years. She has published scientific articles on glycemic index, essential fatty acids for brain development, and clinical nutrition. In 2005, the Nutritionists-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines awarded her as The Most Promising Nutritionist-Dietitian. She is happily married for the 9 years and a mother to their son, Gabby.
Event Details:
Date:  March 28th, 2015
Time: 1PM-5PM
Venue: Best for Families Inc. Headquarters, #29 1st Street, New Manila, Quezon City

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Venue Phone: 725-3723/738-6272/964-7331
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29 1st St, New Manila, Quezon City

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