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CCP FEATURES TWO LIVING NATIONAL ARTISTS IN PULSO PILIPINAS II: ALAY NINA ALICE AT AGNES

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  MAKE a way and move to the beat as the Cultural Center of the Philippines presents Pulso Pilipinas II: Alay Nina Alice at Agnes as the second part of the CCP Dance Series (LIVE!) 2022, happening on September 30 at 8:00 PM (Gala Night), October 1, 2022 at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM, and October 2, 2022 at 3:00 PM at the CCP Main Theater. This time, it will showcase jewels in the Filipino dance repertoire in a mixed program proudly presenting the selected classic iconic works of our two living National Artists for Dance - Alice Reyes and Agnes Locsin. This production will feature Agnes Locsin's "Igorot", "Moriones" and "Elias at Salome", as well as Alice Reyes' "Carmina Burana". Alice Reyes is recognized to have developed a distinctly Filipino modern dance idiom.   She is one of the pillars of Philippine Dance as her works and contributions were key in the development of the art in the country. She became the first in the Philippines to int

Safeguard's Paraben Free Products

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Dermatologist reveals why micellar technology a vital ingredient you should add to your skin regime Do you have sensitive skin? A lot of people who have this experience reactions such as itching, burning, or redness when it comes into contact with skin care products that trigger their skin’s sensitivities. Antibacterial products may not be the first thing that comes to mind but areas of dry, flaky skin or swollen skin can actually be an entry point for germs. Given today’s uncertain times, we need to be able to give our skin the germ protection it deserves. Thankfully, the new breakthrough Safeguard Gentle Micellar Face and Body Cleanser is here so we no longer need to compromise between getting gentle skin care and germ protection for our face and body! This latest innovation from Safeguard is paraben free, offers 99.9% germ protection and is as gentle as fresh water on the skin with its Micellar technology. It also has three variants:  Unscented, Berries & Pear and Coconut &

Komikera wins 2020 PBBY-Alcala Prize

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THE Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) will give the grand prize award of the 2020 PBBY-Alcala Prize to illustrator Victoria Melissa R. Tadiar during the 37th National Children’s Book Day (NCBD) celebration on July 21, 2020. Tadiar won for her illustrations based on Boon Kristoffer Lauw’s chapter book, Team Abangers at ang Estilong Trumpo.   Lauw won the grand prize at the 2020 PBBY-Salanga Prize, the first time the competition was opened to chapter books. A full-time IT professional who works on comics and illustrations in her free time, Tadiar won the Komiket Best Komiks Award in 2017 for her Filipiniana fantasy comic SAGALA, which was released as a self-published graphic novel in 2019.   Her current project, Twinkle, Twinkle, is an Official Selection finalist at the First Philippine International Comics Festival (PICOF). She is also a new member of Ang InK (Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan), the only professional organization of children’s illustrators. T

UE Jam Sessions pay tribute to the frontliners with original song, “Lalaban Tayo”

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UE Jam Sessions (UEJS), the premiere music organization in University of the East, released a tribute music video dedicated to the medical practitioners and frontliners of the country, who are risking their lives amidst the pandemic crisis. “Lalaban Tayo” was written by Jenny Legapi, arranged by Choi Felipe, and executive produced by Tommy Tanchanco. Featuring 34 singers and musicians from UEJS Manila and UE Caloocan, the collaborative effort was recorded and filmed during the lockdown period in the confines of their own homes. Despite the limited resources and massive challenges that the students have to go through in the recording process, they were able to improvise and produce a studio-recording quality of the uplifting pop-rock anthem that champions the daring and uncompromised sacrifices of our modern day heroes. It’s their contribution for all the hard work that our medical, security and essential frontliners had to endure during these uncertain times. “As we

Mobile Messaging: A Game Changer

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Mobile Messaging has been a trend for the past 10 years now. Almost everyone uses it day in day out, from an ordinary student to the high ranking officials/business men. Our smartphones enable constant and instant communication with our family, friends, and work colleagues. However, the built-in options out of the box aren’t always the best. New messaging apps have appeared to provide rich services offering all kinds of interactions with others, from free text messaging, to voice and video calling, to photo and file sharing with the added benefit of encryption. Mobile Messaging platforms have completely changed the way people consume mobile messaging, and with it, the kind of relationship they have with personal technology like their smartphones. But it’s also changed companies’ marketing habits. Different mediums require different types of messages – email marketing calls for one style, in-app notifications another, and so on. Now that enterprises are catching on to the growth of mes

PLDT Global celebrates Global Filipino Heroes with music on Independence Day

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To celebrate the Philippine Independence Day, technology services company PLDT Global Corporation will hold a free online concert dubbed as “Musikalayaan” dedicated to overseas Filipino around the world. Headlining the concert are top OPM artists Luke Mejares, Nina, and Ice Seguerra. They will be singing songs about love and freedom dedicated to the Global Filipinos. The event will also feature stories of OFWs who served as frontliners and volunteers in their respective communities to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. “Through this event, we want to provide global Filipinos a venue to connect and celebrate Independence Day through music and stories,” said Albert V. Villa-Real, Chief Commercial Officer at PLDT Global. “This is also a way for us to recognize our kababayans who went the extra mile and showed the true meaning of bayanihan during this time of crisis,” he added. Viewers can visit the PLDT Global Facebook Page on June 14, 2020, at 6:00 PM (Phi

Nancy Etz: Scholarship Opportunity for All

There are thousands upon thousands of scholarships and institutions dedicated to give free education for all. The question however is: “With countless scholarships opportunities up for grab, are there enough for all?” With is question at hand, let us look at several types of scholarship opportunities that would somehow give us the final view that there are enough scholarship opportunities for all. Academic scholarship The most popular type of scholarship grant is the academic scholarship. Here, applicants must be eligible to keep up with the academic requirements of the sponsor. Most applicants who take this type of scholarship can either be highly proficient in academics or an average person so long as grades can be maintained. One good example is that of Nancy Etz Scholarship. Athletic scholarship Next to academic scholarship, the athletic scholarship is the second most popular type of scholarship that is up for grab. Applicants of athletic scholarship are usually chosen but it is s

Singapore Pop Artist Dominic Chin Releases BETTER via Umami Records

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Singapore pop artist Dominic Chin has released BETTER, the fifth single of his 7-track debut EP License To Cry, via indie label Umami Records. BETTER is a poppy, free-spirited song about the joys of being high on love. Dominic Chin shares: “This song is inspired by love! There’s a quote that says ‘falling in love is the best high without breaking the law’, and I fully agree! The whole chorus talks about how flowers smell better, time passes much slower, the sky is BLUE-ER. How you don’t ever want time to stop when you’re with the person you love.” Fun, playful melodies accompany Dominic’s beautiful and infectious vocals, leading up to unapologetically brash and compelling choruses which he proudly belts out. “I felt like it needed a quirky aspect too, and that's why I sang ‘You-you-you’ with a slight yodle. AND I love showing off my whistling skills. I have been practicing for years, finally I can properly show it off!” shared Dominic. Dominic Chin invites us to em

Gentle Bones & Joie Tan Captures Hearts With Dreamy Duet, ‘Shouldn’t Have To Run’

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Gentle Bones Riding the wave of two notable collaborations this year, Gentle Bones is back with another captivating duet, Shouldn’t Have To Run , sung alongside Singapore’s melodic sweetheart, Joie Tan. Written by Gentle Bones and Fulses, one-third of R&B band, brb., Shouldn’t Have To Run explores the wistful relationship of two lovers whose stars are struggling to align. “When Joie came on board to finish the song up with us, it became this beautiful duet that we knew we had to get out to the world.,” says Gentle Bones. “Joel and Fulses are both amazing artists I was thrilled to work with and I'm so happy with how the song turned out,” Joie adds. Having discovered each other in the YouTube stratosphere almost a decade ago, this collaboration makes perfect sense when listening to the track. Gentle Bones and Joie Tan’s dulcet tones combined with the beat’s futuristic vibes transports listeners into a fantastic and curious dimension; whilst detailing the efforts