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MLQ. Ang Buhay Ni Manuel Luis Quezon.

The musical play MLQ, Ang Buhay ni Manuel Luis Quezon by Full House Asia Production, presented by the Quezon City Government tru Mayor Herbert Bautista, open the newly constructed Kia Theater, formerly known as The New Frontier Cinema way back then, still in Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City.
The first play and event to use the almost 2,500 seating capacity theater is headed by Actor Arnold Reyes playing the mighty role of Quezon, the second President of Philippines. The story open at the epitaph of Quezon wherein three students of this generations dissect and dig more about Quezon’s childhood up to his last days. It provides a visual presentation on how Quezon survive the war and the war in politics as well.  Under the direction and written by George De Jesus III, the play provides more detailed and accurate biographical life events of Quezon, from being a Seminarian, to being a Governor of Tayabas, to being a Fiscal in Mindoro and being an assemblyman that lead him to Malacanan…

Ex With Benefits, a sexy offer from Star Cinema this September.

It’s very rare that Star Cinema make movies with sexy theme, and for this season the leading Movie company in the Philippines dare to offer something sizzling entitled “Ex With Benefits”, that will serve as the launching movie of Showtime host Coleen Garcia and the return of Actor Derek Ramsay in Star network after moving to another network.
During the Blogconference last Aug 18, 2015 at the Malayan College in Cabuyao Laguna, Ramsay says (using the 4x10 speakers)that he miss working with Star Cinema where he find the people are the great in industry. And he was happy to be back and made a new movie, but he assure the public it’s not a Kabit movie he did in the past.
He reiterate that his character is so in love here, and that what people should look for how intense his delivery. Director Gino Santos told us that Ex with Benefits will surprise viewers on how beautiful and artistically he shot all the bed scenes of Ramsay and Garcia.  Santos other films are The Animal and #Y, both Cinema…

Cinemalaya 2015 focus on short films.

After 10 years, Cinemalaya, the Philippine Independent Film Festival decided to reboot itself and assess what needs to be done for the coming of more than Ten years in case. This year’s Festival focuses on the short films, and Asian Films also was showcase to add highlight, yes they were none full length movies under Directors showcase and New Breed Category.
And here are the winners for this year 2015, Best Screenplay-Papetir, Audience Choice- Santissima, Best Film- Pusong Bato, Best Direction-Petersen Vargas of Lisyun Qng Geografia, NETPAC Prize and Special Jury Prize is Wawa. Awarding ceremony was held last Aug 15, 2015 at the Little Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. 
The chosen ten full length film for next year’s competition is also announce, below are the finalist for Cinemalaya 2016.
1.Ang Bagong Pamilya Ni Ponching by Inna Salazar and Victor Villanueva 2.Ang Mga Bisita ni Mamang by Janice O'Hara and Denise O'Hara 3.Dagsin by Atom Magadia 4.Hiblang Abo by …

The well attended 8th Cuyonon Baragatan.

It was one of the most attended Cuyonon Baragatan that happen last Aug 16, 2015 at Club Filipino in Greenhills in San Juan City. More than 500 Cuyonons  from Metro Manila and other part of Luzon, and from abroad attended this once a year reunion to celebrate the forth coming Feast of St. Agustin, the patron saint of Cuyo, an island municipality in Palawan.
Among attendees this year are past officials in the province of Palawan, like former Governor Baham Mitra, former Congressman Amor Abueg, Former Board Member Jimmy Josol , Cuyo Mayor Andrew Ong, and members of Palawan Clergy headed by Fr.Eugene Elevera of Seminario De San Jose. Baragatan Cuyonon 2015 is spearheaded by Manny Ching, Dr.Heracleo Lagrada of Fatima University is this year’s inspirational speaker, on his talk Lagrada remind the youth of today about the cultural importance of Cuyo to the province, and show some old and new photos of Cuyo. But it was Engr. Rufo Cabanlig of MacroAsia is the guest speaker, on his message he d…

The songs of Vehnee Saturno is now a musical play.

The latest musical to hit the Philippine Theater by September is Chuva Choo Choo, The Mr.Kupido Musical inspired by songs written in the past by hit maker Vehnee Saturno. It will be produced by Stages Production Specialist Inc under the direction of seven time Palanca winner George De Jesus III. This Original Filipino Musical will open on Sept 25 and 26, 2015 and will serve as the opening salvo of the newly built Power Mac Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati. The short run will continue by January of 2016.
Billing this exciting production is the former Kim of Miss Saigon Joanna Ampil and The Voice finalist Morisette Amon, they will portray sisters Dina and Darla, whose story started when they witness an altercation that they wish they never saw, and from there a hilarious hiding and impersonations, they even land as contestant in a reality singing contest, so it’s a choice of stardom over secrets and quest for true love as well.
Among the songs to be used in this musicals are Isang…

Agora awards 2015 now open for nominations.

The search is on, for this year’s best marketers in The Philippines via The Agora Awards now turning 36 years older. It’s considered the Oscars of Philippine Marketers who, the best and effective marketing campaigns are recognized, and the minds behind those marketing success.

From the greek word Agora meaning Market started in 1979, as of now it has eight categories such as Marketing Company of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Advocacy Marketing, Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship (Large scale, medium and small scale), Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Management, Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Communications, Marketing in Education, Overseas Marketing and Export Marketing.
The winners for this year should be nominated, the form can be downloaded from www.theagora.ph and deadline of submission is on Sept 8, 2015. But the twist for this year is, aside from the usual awarding ceremony, selected past winners of Agora Awards will also convene for a day of talks, …

Lamudi joins Asia E Commerce Expo 2015.

Lamudi Philippines is the leading online real estate website in the Philippines. With over 90,000 properties and 1,000 brokers and developers online. Lamudi aspires to help consumers find their perfect home online from the complete assortment of properties for sale and for rent in the country. Simultaneously Lamudi helps brokers and developers connect to millions of prospective buyers previously beyond their reach. Lamudi is globally established in 30 countries. Lamudi is part of the Rocket Internet Group of companies, the largest incubator of online start ups in the world with headquarters in Berlin and over 100 ventures across 50+ countries. Previously successful ventures of Rocket Internet include Zalora, Lazada, Zalando, Groupon. Lamudi Philippines acquired MyProperty.ph in April 2015. The team together currently consists of 80 people.
Jacqueline Van Den Ende, the founder and managing director of Lamudi will join Cinstantin Robertz of Zalora and Janette Toral of Digital Club Fili…

Ginkgo Biloba, for your brain.

Enhance your Brain
Everywhere we look, beauty products and services are front and center… EDSA billboards, Online Sites, TV/Radio commercials and newspaper ads. There can be no doubt that they sell. What could be more appealing than the opportunity to improve oneself?
Not much. That’s why you shouldn’t forget about your mental health either. With mental wellness, comes true and sustainable self-improvement. Train smarter, not longer. Acquire the will and knowledge to eat better and stay lean. Take care of your brain.
ATC Ginkgo Biloba is a dietary supplement called the “Brain Enhancer”. It contains an herb, Ginkgo Biloba, which protects the brain from nerve damage that might lead to Alzheimer’s disease. It can also help in managing symptoms of Dementia.
ATC Ginkgo Biloba is available at Mercury Drug and all leading drugstores nationwide for P6.00 per capsule. Improve yourself with ATC Ginkgo Biloba.

World’s Best Island showcases Tourism of Palawan.

It’s given, Palawan indeed is one of the most beautiful island in the Philipplines, and of course to the world.  In order to continue promote, market and attract 3 million tourist by 2016, the Provincial Government of Palawan along with Palawan Tourism Council, Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board and The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Advancing Philippine Competitiveness  (COMPETE) Project, held a five day tourism and trade fair.


It’s called Palawan, World’s Best Island happen last August 7 up to 11 at the Activity Center of Glorietta Mall in Makati City. it is the first ever Tourism and Trade Fair initiated by the Provincial Government to promote further the Tourism industry of Palawan, participated mostly by different Resorts, hotels and travel operators in the province.  On his speech, Palawan Gov. Jose Ch. Alvarez emphasize that Tourism is key factor in the continuous development of Palawan, and they from the local government is co…

TackThis, the newest online store of Filipinos.

Online, that’s where the majority of this Earth’s population is most of the time, social media is the in thing today even buying stuff and products, majority looks and search in different online selling sites.  Many of it become successful and easier for customers since they are not going to malls, spend fare or even snacks during the shopping duration.
With a lot of selling websites online, a new one is now up and ready to help sellers and upgrade their lives, they aim to help Filipinos to capitalize on social media while at the same time earning.
During the bloggers conference last August 5, 2015 at the Vyne Tapas Bar and Restaurant in Bonifacio Global City, www.tackthis.com.ph is formally introduced to bloggers like me who like others sometimes looking for products online. We are told that it is easy to set up plus a sure ball of empowering small businesses. It is fueled by Voyager Innovations, the digital arm of PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc.
During the presentation, TackThis

Short + Sweet Manila coming this September.

The much anticipated marathon of short plays is now coming back this September in Taguig City, the international franchise of Short + Sweet Manila 2015 now comes with around 30 short play this time slated for all the weekend of September at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura.

It is a festival of more than 30 ten minute plays featuring those aspiring actors, actress, playwright and directors from different fields mostly with no backgrounds in Theaters, it’s a competition as well wherein at the last week the best will be honored and awarded.
“Short + Sweet gives platform to everybody, not only theater person, but anyone from any background in life, and aspire to do theater.” Said by Vaishall Ray, this year’s Festival Producer.
Originally started in Sydney, Australia in 2002, Short+Sweet is now being held in more than 25 countries in the world annually, and it’s the second time here in Manila organized by Vaishall and her group.
“Manila is filled with a lot of talents, people are amazing here as…

Florante at Laura, in the new age of theater.

Amidst innovations and new techniques in presenting play, the Gantimpala Theater Foundation, Inc stand in delivering the Filipino classic story “Florante At Laura” in a traditional way as they open 38th Season. They use the Komedya complete with majestic marches and grand batalia for the entire run of Florante and Laura.
Theater thespian Roeder Camanag told us that they have preliminary talks and briefing with schools on how the classic way of theater production on stage. Camanag direct this year’s Florante at Laura with Paul Jake Paule playing Florante  and Ellrica Laguardia as Laura. Ace Urieta is Adolfo, Jeffrey Carpio is Aladin, and Sharlene Rivera and Ira Ruzz is alternating for Flerida.
Florante At Laura as well know is written by Francisco Balagtas, it’s one of the most epic and enduring Filipino literary masterpieces. Boni Ilagan write the script for the staging that Camanag claim a very superb one. It’s considered as one of the poetic art and a Filipino love story of all time.