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Enjoy the scene at World Premieres Film Festival 2016.

Now on its third year, World Premieres Film Festival headed by Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is back, starting this June 29 up to July 10 with almost 60 films all around the globe, plus a lot film showcase including Filipino Film Classics like “Pagdating Sa Dulo”  by Ismael Bernal that was digitally restored and serve as the opening film of the festival.
“We pride ourselves in having the selection of our main competition, which this year are 6 international Films that yet to be seen or screen outside of their origin country, so more or less the first time they are going to show to a foreign audiences, and Word Premiere also hopes to always have a varied line up, different sections, different films that really showcase the culture and films of different countries all over.”  Quintin Cu-Unjieng, Project Development Officer of FDCP.
This year’s venue of Festivals also spread within the metro, there is at Cinematheque Centre Manila, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, Green…

Tiya Ising’s, the history on food.

For millennials in Palawan, Lola Itang is a classic restaurant that has witnessed many important occasions. It was mostly the venue for some press conferences of notable national and local officials. Sadly, it needed to fold down to give way for the bed and breakfast theme of its pension house. Good thing, Tiya Ising’s is born to continue the legacy of Lola Itang in providing Filipino comfort foods not only for Palawenyos, but for those who visit the City.
“Just last November (2015) we open it. Another concept, still Filipino foods pero may touch of history in its interior. It’s all about old Puerto, everything na makikita nyo na pictures are historical places na yung iba kasama pa sa mga tours.” Katrina Austria, Owner and Manager of Tiya Ising’s explained.
The 40-seater restaurant located in Roxas Street beside the former Lola Itang Resto, is open on Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 9pm. Menu is almost the same with Lola Itang. They are famous for its Kare-Kare, Adobo, Fried Boneless B…

Edison, The guides of Fireflies.

I heard mixed feedback about firefly-watching tour conducted in Puerto Princesa City in the past. Some say there are no fireflies to see, some say the food they serve is great.
Then finally, as I explore my beloved city this summer of 2016, I had the chance of experiencing this new attraction at night. With the assistance from the City Tourism Office, through my former colleague Michie Hitosis and other nine bloggers from Manila, we witnessed right before our eyes this amazing fireflies-watching tour in Sicsican River.
We were late due to some miscommunication but our friendly tour guide Edison Dalanon cheerfully welcomed us on board on their floating resto at the Baybay. This is the place where I grew up when it was known as Sea Plane Base 1 and 2.
There was a lady singer serenading us while cruising the Puerto Bay and enjoying the sumptuous meals they prepare. It’s an eat-all-you-can drama with the view from the bay.  As soon as we finished our meals, we were told to transfer to the …

The “Live to Move” a concert to fitness.

Fitness enthusiasts gather to this four type wellness and health event to pro-long life and appreciate it’s benefits to a healthy you, its called “Live to Move” held last June 5, 2016 at the Bonificaio Global City Amphitheater, headed by FWD Philippines, a fastest growing insurance company today.
The routines are all arrange in four corners happening simultaneously, the Move to the beat for Hiphop, Move to fight for kickboxing, TRX and cardio, and Move to the Groove for Zumba. Leading this campaign are Fitness coaches Jim and Toni Saret.
According to Marketing Head of FWD Roche Vandenberghe, this is the culmination of a almost a year campaign in promoting healthy lifestyle, they been around the country and will be back again next year since it is a hit for those who love to party in a healthy way.
“In stressful world, people always have the excuse not to exercise, but in fact it only take 4 minutes to exercise and have a full tone body if you make it a habit. For the longest time …

Legacy of the islands: An exhibit on prehistory at Palawan Heritage Center.

For nearly two million years, humans have inhabited the tropical islands of Southeast Asia. Their fossil remains are among the earliest discoveries ever made in prehistory. The places where they once lived and the objects that they left behind hold clues to their everyday life, their relationship with the environment, and their beliefs. Today, this rich legacy is situated in an increasingly globalized and rapidly-developing Southeast Asia, and its stakeholders are faced with the challenges of the modern world. Nevertheless, its importance for both science and heritage calls for it to be treasured, managed, and protected. It is within this context that the current exhibit, Legacy of the Islands, is being held at Palawan Heritage Center (Legislative Bldg, Palawan Provincial Capitol, Puerto Princesa City) The exhibit opens last May 30, 2016. Envisioned as one of the culminating activities of the PREHsea Project, Legacy of the Islands tells the story of the first humans who settled the S…

Araneta Center introduce soon to rise CyberPark Tower 2.

IN Pursuit of continuing redevelopment of Araneta Center in Quezon City, the soon to rise CyberPark Tower (CPT2) is introduce to the public, thru a groundbreaking ceremony recently at the actual site, wherein the almost 30 storey building is being constructed since February of this year.
The ceremony is headed by Araneta Center, Inc Vice Chairman Judy Roxas, officers of Megawide Construction Corporation and the BinibiningPilipinas Queens 2016 as witness. The event start with a holy mass followed by blessings, and the ceremonial Time Capsule planting, and the first cement pouring of the soon to rise tower.
According to Antonio Mardo, Senior Vice President for Operations of Araneta Center, the said building is a Business Processing and Outsourcing hub only, and so far it will be the highest sky crapers of the Centers, a 3 level higher to the newly built CPT1.
“We are now constructing a green building or what we called LEED Compliant, so we are looking at energy efficient, we have rain wa…