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Exploring Online Gaming

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 The online gaming community is an extremely popular area for those who experience a true rush when playing video games. In addition to this, many individuals have discovered that there are numerous social advantages to participating in online gaming communities. Businesses have made millions of dollars by sponsoring this online gaming community. There are many online gaming types. In this article, you will receive an introduction to them. The first type of gaming that you can engage in on a virtual playground is that which is considered to be action and/or adventure games. With these types of games, you can find games that offer various types of situations where you must implement the use of various strategies to succeed, games that allow you to fight against computer generated characters, as well as real players from around the world. It is quite common for games of this type in online gaming communities to have a story line in which you are seeking an end resolution to. The second t

Ben&Ben to hold online benefit concert for ‘Balik Eskwela’ project

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Ben&Ben continues to support vulnerable communities affected by COVID-19 through Balik Eskwela: Puhon Part 2. The nine-piece collective is slated to perform their massive hits for a one-hour live show on October 4, 2020, Sunday at 5pm onwards via simultaneous streams on their official Facebook Page and YouTube Channel . Following the unprecedented success of Puhon: A Ben&Ben FB Live Event for the COVID-19 Efforts and YouTube Live “Doors” Single Launch + Fundraiser, Balik Eskwela: Puhon Part 2 aims to support students and teachers who are “left with limited to no ability to adapt to the changes” implemented in the Philippine education system during the pandemic. “Ever since the end of the first Puhon, we've been aching to help out even more in our own little way,” Ben&Ben lead vocalist and guitarist Miguel Benjamin said. ”And so, when we were figuring out where to help with the myriad of problems in today's landscape, we eventually zeroed in on helping out a sector

Gentle Bones Releases ‘dear me,’ A Compelling Note To Self

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‘dear me,’ is a 00's Pop and R&B leaning ballad that spotlights our individual inclinations towards the relationship we have with ourselves. This is an exploration that sees self-reflection fray into the plural experience of talking to an inner self, accrediting feelings you’re not sure why you have. In the track, Bones converses with himself in the mirror, tugging with the war waged by the “boy that never left”. The main themes percolating the track result from a note to self and rather inquisitive approach to mental health leading to self discovery. The song envisages the process of understanding repressive parts of us that have lingered since our not-so-great experiences of old. He asks “was it something you said, did you try to tell me”, seeking those elusive and yet intrusive saboteur emotions that have acted out in the past, urging a need for confronting them now. His reflective act of internal wayfinding is carried out with bold yet reclusive values, retaining the intro

Try SM’s ‘Work from Mall’, enjoy free WiFi

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Starting September 25, 2020, freelancers and those employees with work from home arrangements with their organizations can enjoy free WiFi, charging area, and comfy ambience while working at SM City Puerto Princesa. For a minimum spend of P100 worth of food and drinks from participating tenants at SM City Puerto Princesa, mallgoers may avail themselves of the perks in working from the mall. Patrons may enjoy some sweet delights over coffee at Divine Sweets Bakery & Café and Sabie Bakes, or get energized with their favorite fresh bakes of BreadTalk and Dunkin’ Donuts. Sumptuous meals to complete one’s day are also available at the House of Thai and McCoy’s Pizza House. Located at the 2 nd Level, near Kultura, facilities to aid work from mall are placed for customer convenience. Each desk station is provided with charging outlets. Centralize your work and life at the heart of it all only at SM City Puerto Princesa. For more updates, visit SM City Puerto Princesa in Faceboo

Reel and real-life characters spice up TV5’s game shows

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Interesting characters from showbiz and real life are out to unveil their competitive spirit in TV5’s leading comedy game shows this week. “Fill in the Bank” and “Bawal na Game Show” feature amusing personalities from all walks of life – from barbers, LGBTs, body builders, beauconteseras, to TV’s renowned kontrabidas. Barbers try their luck to snip some cash in the September 21 episode of “Fill in the Bank on as they vie for the jackpot money of as much as Php150,000. An LGBT couple will invade the studio on September 23 as they play in the money-saving rounds Enter your Pin Code, Cheque or X, Coin Rush, and Huli Cash. On September 25, “Fill in the Bank” will have female body builders getting cozy with funny hosts “Manedyer” Jose Manalo and “Madam Poky” Pokwang. Catch them compete in the show’s creative games Ayuda Teh! Machine (ATM) and Panghakot na Papremyo Equipment (PPE).    “Fill in the Bank” airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:30 p.m. “Bawal na Game Show” brings

Jannine Weigel drops new single “Passcode”

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Jannine Weigel has officially released her new single ‘Passcode’ via innovative new label, RedRecords. Produced by the Grammy-nominated record producer Tommy Brown, renowned for his work with Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Fifth Harmony and more, ‘Passcode’ is a euphoric dance-pop anthem. It was co-written by Canadian singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez and it’s a song equipped with the sort of irresistible chorus that’s bound to get stuck in your head. The single is accompanied by a dazzling music video directed by Philip Rom Kulleh. Some of Malaysia and Thailand’s biggest TikTok influencers feature amongst the cast of the video, shot and produced in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.   The single marks the arrival of a new wave of Asian pop music. A-Pop is ready for its moment in the spotlight. It’s a fitting global introduction for Weigel, who is already a superstar in Thailand. “I’m so excited for everyone to hear ‘Passcode’,” she says. “I love that it captures my personality perfectly – fun

CCP Kaisa Ng Sining Successfully Concludes The 2020 Virtual Apprenticeship Program

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NO pandemic can stop the Cultural Center of the Philippines to advance theater management in the regions and enhance the competency of Filipino arts and cultural practitioners through the Kaisa sa Sining Virtual Apprenticeship Program, held from August 4 to 28, 2020. Organized by the Cultural Exchange Department (CED), the virtual apprenticeship program provided mentorship to 27 individuals from 13 provinces and 14 Regional Arts Centers.   The apprentices underwent lectures on production management, production design, tour management, venue operations, technical theater under the tutelage of the best mentors that CCP can provide. Launched in 2018, and continued in 2019, the program is specifically designed for arts and culture practitioners from the CCP KSS regional arts centers in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Aside from uplifting the overall arts and culture scene in the country, it aims to provide opportunities for the cultural workers to maximize their potentials in their respec

Project Orange chronicles the growing pains of romance on “Play Pretend”

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In less than three years, Project Orange has slowly but surely gained traction outside of Bacolod City’s relatively small but thriving music community. Thanks to their maiden singles “Ctrl + Esc” and “Sputnik Sweetheart,” the promising quartet earned their chunk of streaming listenership on cities such as Taipei, Manila, and Hong Kong—a proof that their brand of music sees no boundaries, and resonates on a universal level. Formed by vocalist/guitarist Diana “Moose” Mapa, guitarist Ann Marie Pillado, bassist Martin Garces, and drummer Miguel Gabriel San Miguel, Project Orange returns with a distinctly laid-back affair that chronicles the growing pains of young love and the unsteady circumstances that define it. Their new single “Play Pretend” captivates listeners with their sophisticated blend of bedroom pop and indie rock. The four-piece outfit employs a lush and dream-like palette in terms of musical approach, fully embracing a deceptively simple arrangement that wouldn’t feel ou

​ What Are the Importance of Cosmetic Dentistry?

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Vibrant, healthy smile? You can always have it when you seek the professional advice and help of the many cosmetic dentistry practitioners in your place or even anywhere, just make sure that they are legitimate though. The importance of cosmetic dentistry is easily defined then. You see, you are born with beautiful and healthy teeth. But you are not going to stay that way because you eat and drink different kinds and colors of foods and drinks as years roll by. These foods and drinks you choose to put into your mouth sometimes carry natural or manmade dyes that can stay on your teeth enamel. Brushing alone cannot completely take it away, and the harder you brush the more you are threatening to damage your teeth.   This is why cosmetic dentistry becomes very prominent. The demand for teeth reconstructions and restoration is very high, and the only way to compensate is to study and reinvent the industry. The reinvention of older procedures has proven to be better and more effective in te

Super energetic comedians top TV5’s hit game shows

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TV5’s comedy game shows get extra crazy and super energetic this week with hyper comediennes Candy Pangilinan and Tuesday Vargas in the house. The countdown to Christmas also begins as “Fill in the Bank” and “Bawal na Game Show” continue to give away cash prizes and more surprises.    On September 14, “Fill in the Bank” will have massage therapists as contenders who will vie for the jackpot money of as much as Php150,000. House husbands will take charge on September 16 when the show starts counting 100 days before Christmas. The players will go through the fun money-saving rounds: Enter your Pin Code, Cheque or X, Coin Rush and Huli Cash. Not to be missed on September 18 is the electrifying tandem of Candy Pangilinan and Tuesday Vargas who will join “Fill in the Bank” hosts “Manedyer” Jose Manalo and “Madam Poky” Pokwang. Catch them compete in the show’s hilarious games Ayuda Teh! Machine (ATM) and Panghakot na Papremyo Equipment (PPE). Be a “Juan Partner” and bet on your favorite

Orange & Lemons wax poetic on new indie pop single “You Bring Out My Best”

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Orange & Lemons have proven time and again, that they’re capable of writing infinitely hummable, indie-pop classics that maintain a distinct sensibility and effortlessness amidst shifting trends. Their new single, “You Bring Out My Best” is among their most delightful work to date: a song that finds Clem waxing poetic on the intimate moments that he once shared with a fictional ex-lover. According to Orange & Lemons’ chief songwriter and producer, Clem Castro, the song was intended as a pitch for a commercial project, but the band decided to release it as a stand-alone single. “We just love how the song turned out,” Clem reveals in a statement. “It’s the first time we sat down together working on a concept material, with no relevant inspiration for it. Just a play with words and melodic lines.” The production packs a punch in a way that is seamlessly understated but compelling—never overdoing the process to gain attention or impress music fans. But it’s the songwriting t

Filipina-Singaporean singer-songwriter Gail Belmonte reclaims her happiness on new single “You Don’t”

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Following her well-received debut single ‘Tonight’ in July, Filipina-Singaporean singer-songwriter Gail Belmonte chronicles her struggles of reclaiming happiness on her new single “You Don’t” -- released today on all digital platforms worldwide via indie label Umami Records .   “You Don’t” tackles the importance of not taking anything for granted, but at the same time knowing one’s worth. “In the relationships I got involved in, romantic or platonic, I always gave so much of myself,” the R&B artist says. “Sometimes I would give so much of myself that when these relationships break down, I would feel so lost, like I lost a part of myself. I looked for happiness in other people and it was not until I wrote this song, that I decided to reclaim that happiness by finding it within myself.” A rallying cry for self-discovery, “You Don’t” endears listeners with its compelling, soulful delivery and radio-ready pop hooks. It’s the second of a trio of singles Gail Belmonte is debuting in

Cebu Pacific, AXA Philippines partner to offer value-for-money insurance plans for everyJuan

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The global pandemic has caused people to be more concerned over securing their future and protecting their health. With this in mind, Cebu Pacific announces its partnership with one of the country’s leading insurance companies, AXA Philippines, to launch a lineup of non-travel insurance products for everyJuan.  For the first time in the Philippine aviation industry, the country’s leading carrier introduces a suite of lifestyle insurance packages that Filipinos can easily avail of, for safety and security of various personal assets. “Our passengers have always been at the heart of our business and now more than ever, we strive to always give them peace of mind when flying with us. Our commitment to ensuring they have a safe and seamless journey with us does not only cover their actual flight, but even beyond. We recognize that there is greater need to take care of everyJuan’s health and assets during this time, and that is why we are very excited to introduce CEB Health Protect,” said C

Alex Gonzaga is loving the SM Store’s Call To Deliver #143SM

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The SM Store’s Call to Deliver service has a new face, and a new easy to remember hotline number.  With that, its new ambassador, television host, actress, and singer Alex Gonzaga highlights Call to Deliver’s hotline number   #143SM  (#14376). Bridging the convenience of on-line shopping and premium in-store customer assistance, Call to Deliver started out with a few stores in the Vismin area on April 13, 2020 to be able to assist locked-down customers who would be needing essential items from the store. Since then, it has become available at all SM Stores nationwide. And it’s easy to see why shoppers love SM’s Call to Deliver service.   It makes everyone a little bit special by bringing a new, complete and happy shopping experience to customers by providing you with your own personal shopper thru Viber ordering/video call ordering/virtual shopping and offering  multiple payment options that include Cash on Delivery, Credit/Debit Card, Contactless Payment Options like GrabPay and G

How to save during a pandemic?

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During the first week of June 2020, US Labor Department showed that nearly 30 million people lost jobs due to the pandemic. A lot of them aren’t really sure if they can still go back to their previous work after the pandemic, worse, some have just received their last paychecks. Others are simply finding it hard to get a new job. Jobs lost, businesses halted or shutdown, earnings reduced - this is the current economic situation not just in America but in most parts of the world nowadays. A lot of people find it hard to make ends meet and a lot has been living under a stressful economic crisis. A lot of people are asking - can I still save when life is this hard? Of course, you can. Just bear in mind two things - spend less, earn more. Saving during a pandemic is the smartest thing to do. So stop the panic and fear, fight back and start building up a stash of cash. · Spend less You might have cut your spending on transportation since COVID19 hit the world. So think of other top three

Sebastian Rhodes teams up with Singapore-based Filipina artist Ysa Yaneza on new single “Miss Me”

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  Here’s another collaboration to get you in the mood for fun. Aussie indie sensation Sebastian Rhodes recruits Filipina-Singaporean artist Ysa Yanesa on the hyper-pop anthem “Miss Me”— out today, September 4, 2020 (Friday), on all digital platforms worldwide. Exploring the glitchy but shimmering surface of pop music, the eclectic duo trades verses over a slightly experimental production. Turning the spirit of collaboration into a messy kind of fun, “Miss Me” is a brash, unapologetic kiss-off that takes a swipe at someone’s past relationships. According to Rhodes, he wrote the PC-inspired jam for all his exes who are trying to come back into his life, now that things are looking up and exciting. “They were nowhere to be to be found during the tough times of extreme depression,” he adds. After writing the first verse, the Aussie hyper-pop act realized that he needed another voice to air out his frustrations, lyrically and musically. “I found Ysa through an online zoom show and

PPO Instrument Petting Zoo with Joven Edward Aquisap On Viola

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THE PPO Instrument Petting Zoo continues with its live online program as it features viola player Joven Edward R. Aquisap on Sunday, September 6, at 4pm via the PPO Facebook page. For his instrument petting zoo session, Joven will talk about the viola and demonstrate how it is played. He will also perform classical pieces suited for the said instrument. Joven Edward R. Aquisap started his first lesson in violin at the age of 7 in Casa San Miguel in Zambales where he grew up, and developed his talent in music under the tutelage of renowned pedagogue, Alfonso Coke Bolipata. Upon exploring his interests in other string instruments, he shifted to viola. A recipient of the Santo Domingo Scholarship through the UST Symphony Orchestra, he finished his Bachelor's degree in Music, Major in Viola from the University of Santo Tomas, under Mr. Joy Allan dela Cruz. Joven has performed in different countries such as Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, In

Ben&Ben launches official fandom “Liwanag”

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Fresh off the success of their BBTV episodes, Ben&Ben have launched their official fan club “ Liwanag ” as an initiative to help spread the band’s message of faith, hope and love. The nine-piece collective made the announcement on September 3, Wednesday (5pm) via their social media pages. Presented with the opportunity to instill a deeper purpose in building a community that inspires people and connecting with fans on a more meaningful and intimate level, the award-winning band decided to rename their fan base “Liwanag.” “We are naming the fandom ‘Liwanag’ because it reminds us that we can be bearers of hope in these dark times. we can be Lights to others. and we can do so by being united in soaring higher together and working to achieve higher and higher goals,” says Ben&Ben in an official statement.   Ben&Ben broke the Internet last night with their second batch of K-Pop covers featuring songs by BTS, GOT7, EXO and more. #BBTVkpoptwo trended on Twitter Philippi

PhilPop announces finalists from Visayas and Mindanao clusters

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PhilPop , the country's premier songwriting competition, has officially unveiled its top 6 finalists from the Visayas and Mindanao cluster. With #MusicBreakingBorders as its newest tagline, the music institution sets its sights in promoting top-notch Filipino compositions on a scale that’s never been done before: by going global and forging regional ties. Carefully handpicked from thousands of submissions, the first batch of finalists from PhilPop Songwriting Festival 2020 recently graced the online media presentation last August 24, 2020 (Wednesday). In no particular order, the finalists from the Vis-Min cluster include: Visayas: Jerika Teodorico – “Ayaw Na Lang” (Cebu City, Cebu) Noah Alejandre and Reanne Borela – “Suyo” (Ormoc City, Leyte) Michael Catarina – “Hinungdan” (Cebu City, Cebu) Mindanao: John Cadeliña – “Akong Bililhon”(Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur) Christian Chiu – “Kasadya” (Corandal City, South Cotabato) Sherwin Fugoso – “Pahuway” (Jabonga, Agusan del Norte) Accordi