Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Valiente sa TV 5–Mas Lalong Umiinit Ang Kuwento



Valiente ng TV5, lalong umiinit ang kuwento

Walang duda kung bakit minamahal ng sambayanan ang kuwento ng Valiente nang una ito ipinalabas dalawang dekada na ang nakalipas. Kahit na lumipat ito ng istasyon noon, sinundan pa din ito ng mga manonood dahil mahirap bumitiw sa napakagandang kuwento nito.

Ang natatanging kuwentong ito ay natutunghayan na sa bagong henerasyon sa pamamagitan ng dramaseryeng Valiente na napapanood na ngayon sa primetime ng TV5. Hindi matawaran ang ganda ng produksiyon ng makabagong Valiente na sumasailalim sa masusing direksyon ng multi-awarded director na si direk Joel Lamangan.

Mabilis ang takbo ng kuwento ng Valiente at bawat eksena ay tumatatak sa mga manonood. Matapos ang pagkamatay ni Don Armando Braganza (Mark Gil), bulgar na ang kasakiman ni Doña Trining (Jaclyn Jose) na handang gawin ang lahat maangkin lang ang yaman at kapangyarihan ng yumaong asawa. Naganap na ang aksidenteng kumitil sa buhay ni Luming Valiente (Gina Alajar) sa kagagawan ng anak ni Doña Trining na si Theo (Oyo Sotto). Gaano katagal kayang itago  ng mag-ina ang sikretong ito na siguradong sisira sa matalik na pagkakaibigan ni Theo Braganza at Gardo Valiente (JC De Vera)?

Sa kasalukuyang takbo ng kuwento, nagbalik na sa hacienda ang magkakapatid na Braganza na sina Theo, Leona (Nina Jose) at Maila (Nadine Samonte) at muli nilang nakasama ang kaibigang si Gardo. Sa kabila ng umiinit na pag-aaklas ng mga trabahante ng Hacienda Braganza sa hindi makatarungang pagtrato sa kanila ni Doña Trining, uusbong ang pagmamahalan sa pagitan nina Gardo at Maila, na pipilitin namang sirain ni Leona.

Ngayong mga binata’t dalaga na ang mga karakter nina Gardo Valiente at Theo, Leona at Maila Braganza, tuloy-tuloy ang maiinit na tagpo ng hindi mabitiwang kuwento ng Valiente. Tutukan ang paglalim ng pag-iibigan at pagkawasak ng pagkakaibigan sa Valiente, mapapanood gabi-gabi mula Lunes hanggang Biyernes pagkatapos ng Nandito Ako sa TV5.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012





Building on the success of the series of events that Unilab Active Health has organized since 2010, Unilab Laboratories, Inc. (Unilab) accelerates further its campaign in 2012 for an active lifestyle with bigger and more exciting banner events: Run United, a running event, Tri United, a triathlon race, and Bike United, a cycling race.
As the leading pharmaceutical and healthcare company in the Philippines, Unilab has always set the trail in helping Filipinos live a healthier lifestyle. The Unilab Active Health sports programs are envisioned to provide avenues to Filipino families to be inspired, to take interest or become more committed in leading an active and healthy lifestyle with the help of sports such as running, cycling, and triathlon. The Unilab Active Health events were carefully designed with race experts and coaches to help Filipinos sustain and pursue an active lifestyle all year round.
“When we did the first Run United in 2010, we said that we wanted to organize an event that will provide an opportunity for families to get into sports while at the same time have a bonding moment together. After organizing ten legs for the last two years, we see more and more families joining - from toddlers 5 years old and up to senior adults. This is quite fulfilling. It is for this reason that we find ourselves even more committed in organizing bigger and better events,” says Alex Panlilio, Unilab Active Health head.
And true enough, 2012 promises to unveil more exhilarating firsts in the Active Health events starting off with the introduction of its partners in three sports namely, running, triathlon and cycling, who will serve as mentors to coach and motivate the new breed of fitter and healthier Filipinos.




Representing the running community is Coach Rio dela Cruz - an accomplished runner and Race Director of Runrio Inc. - one of the country's premier race organizer. He has competed in several international marathons in New York, Boston, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and New Zealand. He makes it a point to apply his learning from these events to his own events in the Philippines to help continuously provide a better running experience to his race participants.

clip_image002[13]Another partner from the running community is Jaymie Pizarro, more popularly known as “The Bull Runner”. She has finished a number of marathons here and abroad, including the Hong Kong Marathon, Singapore Marathon, ING New York City Marathon, and California International Marathon. She shares her passion for the sport in her widely followed blog (, and fitness magazine of the same name. She is also the founder and race director of The Bull Runner Dream Marathon, the first and only marathon in the Philippines that is specially designed to help runners finish their first ever dream marathon.
Among cyclists and triathletes, Raul Cuevas is considered as “The Master”. He is a veteran long-distance triathlete, Ironman finisher, and former coach of the Philippine National Triathlon Team. The Bike United and Tri-United partner is the man behind Bike King, a group that coaches cyclists, organizes cycling events across the country, and makes cycling peripherals and gear available, in the hopes of getting more people into the sport.

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Power couple Dan and Ani Brown are the partner-athletes from the triathlon community. Dan "the Ultraman" Brown, is a 15-time Ironman finisher and the former coach of the Philippine National Triathlon Team. Among her many notable achievements, Ani set the benchmark for local triathletes as the first ever Filipina to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. She is also a triathlon coach and race director or ironkids.
People at Unilab Active Health practice what they preach. The managers I've met and even the CEO, Clinton Hess, are athletes and they train despite their heavy workload,” Jaymie added. “The Active Health campaign is borne from a sincere desire to promote a healthier lifestyle because they themselves have seen the positive changes it has made in their lives.”
Ani echoes this statement. “Unilab has done a great job with the Run United races in the past years— they’re very involved and I can see their commitment in improving the quality of their races,” she said. “I’m sure this year’s Active Health sports program will be even better and extremely beneficial for the local running, cycling, and triathlon communities, as well as for people who are interested in getting into these sports,” added Dan.
We feel honored to be chosen by Unilab Active Health as partner-athletes,” Raul said. “We look forward to training and coaching the growing number of people who are now focusing more attention into their lifestyle and wellness, thanks to Unilab’s support.”
Watch out for Unilab Active Health’s events for the first half of 2012: Run United sprints on March 4 and June 17, and Tri United races on April 14-15 in Batangas, and June 30-July 1 in Bataan. Unilab Active Health is also an active title sponsor of this year’s The Bull Runner Dream Marathon, which will be held on March 18. And to help grow the multi-sport community further, running and triathlon clinics are scheduled throughout the year.
For those who are serious about running, something to look forward to is UNILAB Active Health's first ever Run United Philippine Marathon slated on October 28.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012



Makati Revels in Color at Caracol Festival 2012

On 26 February, Makati turns Ayala Avenue into a boulevard of festive colors of flora and fauna showcasing the dazzling vibe of the city with the celebration of Caracol Festival 2012.

Caracol is the official festival of the city organized by the Makati Local Government through its Museum and Cultural Affairs office to raise awareness on the importance of preserving our natural resources. As a testament of being the country’s leading city, Makati continuously engages the community to take part in caring for Mother Earth through this vibrant celebration inspired by the world-famous Mardi Gras.

According to the Museum and Cultural Affairs office headed by Ms. Lingling Cervantes, the Caracol Festival is another grand event that sets the jovial mood for other yearly gatherings in Makati City. This further highlights the city’s character as a microcosm of how urban districts in the country need to be and its commitment to sustain and promote environment-friendly initiatives.

Students from schools in Makati clad in colorful costumes will parade along Ayala Avenue dressed up as flowers, animals, insects, trees, plants, fairies, among others. The Caracol Festival is one particular event where the youth can express their creativity and playful imagination while inculcating in them the importance of protecting our ecology. And as it plays host to some of the country’s premier developments, Makati City is celebrating the primacy and vibrancy of a unique city experience that distinguishes it as an unrivaled address for sustainable urban campaign, as well as cultural and lifestyle hubs.

In line with the efforts of the Makati Government in further enlivening the city, Ayala Land supports the Caracol Festival and is undertaking other exciting events and development projects through the Make It Happen. Make It Makati. campaign. All these initiatives serve as testaments to the city’s dominance as the country’s unrivaled city not just for business but also for lifestyle, entertainment, and culture.

“Being part of the Caracol Festival is aligned with Ayala Land’s initiative to present a more dynamic city experience, which is why we continuously work with the local government of Makati,” concludes Mel Ignacio, Assistant Vice President of Ayala Land. “We believe that supporting culturally and environmentally significant events is integral to the fruition of the Make It Happen. Make It Makati. campaign.”

Tuesday, February 14, 2012



This Means War

Chris Pine and Tom Hardy portray the world’s deadliest CIA operatives who are also inseparable partners and best friends… until they fall for the same woman (Reese Witherspoon) in “This Means War.” Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry against their greatest nemesis ever – each other.

James, better known as Tuck (Hardy), is ruggedly good-looking and dangerous, but not nearly as skilled at romantic matters compared to his best friend and partner Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foster, better known as FDR (Pine). Together, their unrivaled flair, formidable covert abilities, and good looks, make them the best of the best among CIA agents. But FDR and Tuck’s longstanding personal and professional bond is put to the test when they unwittingly begin dating the same woman.

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That woman is Lauren Scott (Witherspoon), a senior product evaluator for a leading consumer advocate publication. She has a far-reaching knowledge of products ranging from ovens to smartphones, and is a skilled leader at her workplace. What Lauren is not good at is meeting men, until her best pal Trish (Chelsea Handler) takes matters into her own hands and signs Lauren to an on-line dating service – which Tuck had recently, and reluctantly, joined.

“Tuck, however, comes from a more serious school of espionage,” Pine continues. “Tuck is complicated, interesting, and internal. He’s the spy existentialist while FDR enjoys the bacchanalian universe of being a spy. The infuriatingly talented Tom Hardy plays Tuck. Tom is super charismatic and handsome as all hell and he brings a complicated nature and an English sensibility to his role.”

The filmmakers’ long search to cast the role of Tuck ended when they saw Hardy’s performance in the box office hit Inception. “Tom had everything we wanted,” recalls the movie’s producer-writer Kinberg. “His sense of humor had a much different tone than Chris’. Tom has an aura of danger, which we really wanted for Tuck. He was very physical, conveyed the character’s complexities, and was perfect for the role.”

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Though Hardy seemed to become an overnight sensation with his breakthrough work in Inception, he has also turned in much lauded performances in the recent dramas “Warrior,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “Bronson” and “RocknRolla.” For his role in “This Means War,” a big comedy-action film, was a substantial departure from his earlier work. “Tom is an actor who loves challenges,” observes Kinberg. “He had done heavy drama and action, so I think the challenge of playing this movie’s humor and fun is what drew him in.”

Hardy concurs the film presented a very different kind of opportunity than his previous work. “Comedy, in itself, is not an easy thing to do,” he explains. “I thought it was going to be a walk in the park, but it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I’m very grateful for the experience.” Hardy was also drawn by the opportunity to play opposite Witherspoon. “Working with Reese was like a master class in the comedy genre for me.”

The “spy against spy” storyline – what happens when two best friends who have incredible skill sets turn on each other – is integral to the film’s humor and action. At the same time, director McG wanted these bigger than life situations to be relatable. “We wanted to present that in a way that felt very credible,” says the Charlie’s Angels and Terminator: Salvation helmer. “We weren’t interested in making a spoof. And I liked taking advantage of Tuck’s and FDR’s ‘Alpha’ characteristics. Each man recognizes the skill of the other but at the end of the day, each is betting on himself. And that is a great engine for a movie.”

“It’s every woman’s fantasy to have two unbelievably hot, sexy guys battling over you,” says Witherspoon. “Lauren doesn’t know that Tuck and FDR are secret agents for the CIA. “This Means War” is almost like two different movies. My character’s in a comedy and Chris’ and Tom’s are in a big action film.”

Making FDR and Tuck believable as CIA agents was tasked to Paul Maurice, a military advisor with extensive wartime experience, who serves as the film’s CIA technical advisor. Maurice worked closely with Pine and Hardy to give them a high proficiency in weapons-handling and hand-to-hand combat.

Production designer Martin Laing and his team upped the spy-against-spy action by devising gadgets utilized by FDR and Tuck as they wage war against one another. Laing’s team researched CIA weapons and surveillance techniques and made them even more high tech and fantastic.

Valentine’s not yet over when non-stop romantic action and comedy starts February 22 when “This Means War” opens in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valiente sa TV 5


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Valiente sa TV5:

Ang Pagbabalik ng Pinakamatagumpay na Dramaserye sa Philippine TV

Kapag ang pagmamahal, kasakiman at paghihiganti ang bumalot sa isang malalim na pagkakaibigan, maaari itong mag-udyok upang pasakitan na isang tao ang malalapit sa kanyang puso. Dito umiikot ang isang klasikong istoryang pumukaw sa milyon-milyong manonood na tumutok sa pinakamatagumpay na soap opera sa hapon na ipinalabas sa Philippine TV may dalawampung taon na ang nakalilipas – ang Valiente.

Matapos ang limang taong matagumpay na pag-ere sa dalawang malaking istasyon, ang Valiente ay nagbabalik upang imibitahang muli ang mga manonood na sumubaybay sa naturang teleserye pati na rin ang bagong henerasyon ng mga manonood na paniguradong makaka-relate sa nakakaantig nitong kuwento dalawang dekada ang makalipas.

At ngayo’y unang ipapalabas sa primetime TV sa ilalim ng masusing direksyon ng multi-awarded director na si Joel Lamangan, ang Valiente ay sasalamin sa natatanging istorya ng dalawang pamilyang haharap sa hamon ng buhay at magtutunggali upang makamit ang tunay na pagmamahal at katotohanan. Ang napaka-gandang istorya nito ay bibigyang buhay ng magagaling at naglalakihang cast ng bagong henerasyon na pinangungunahan ng mga Kapatid stars na sina Oyo Sotto, Nadine Samonte, Nina Jose at JC De Vera.

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Sa Valiente matutunghayan ng mga manonood ang malalim na pagkakaibigan nina Theo Braganza (Oyo Sotto) at Gardo Valiente (JC De Vera) na hahamunin dahil sa kasakiman at ganid na ina ni Theo na si Donya Trining (Jaclyn Jose). Si Donya Trining ang namumuno sa pamilya Braganza at sa kanilang mga negosyo na nagresulta sa pag-aaklas ng mga tauhan nito. Ang alitan ng mga Braganza at Valiente ay lalong pinainit ng pag-iibigan nina Gardo at Maila Braganza (Nadine Samonte). Sina Theo at ang tusong kapatid nilang si Leona (Nina Jose) ay gagawin ang lahat upang hadlangan ang pag-iibigan ng mga ito at makamit ang hangad ni Leona na mapasakanya si Gardo.

Kasama ng bagong henerasyon ng Valiente cast ang mga nirerespeto at tinitingalang aktor sa industriya: Mark Gil, Jaclyn Jose, Gina Alajar at ang tinaguriang orihinal na gumanap bilang Valiente na si Michael de Mesa.

Ipinakikilala din ang mga bagong artistang dapat abangan ng mga manonood sa Valiente na sina Ross Pesigan (Batang Gardo), Liane Valentino (Batang Maila), Czarina Suzara (Batang Leona) at Arvic Rivero (Batang Theo). Kasama din ang mga magagaling na aktor na sina John Regala (Peping), Jim Pebanco (Ariston) at Toni Mabesa (Victorino Penitente).

Ipinagmamalaki din ng Valiente ang natatanging rendisyon ng orihinal na theme song nito na muling kinanta ni Vic Sotto, na siya namang orihinal na singer nito. Ang orihinal na kuwento ng Valiente nito ay obra ng highly acclaimed scriptwriter na si Gina Marissa Tagasa.

Ang primetime viewing ay paniguradong mas iinit, mas magiging kapana-panabik at mas aabangan sa pagbabalik ng pinakamatagumpay na teleserye ng bansa na magsisimula na ngayong Pebrero 13 sa TV5.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012



A  Family descendants who have attained to live a life of discreet and honor . A story of a father who is opted to do right things due to traditional influences despite of many conflicting issues in children , his wife,  other  people and, just wanting to do things right which make America and even Great Britain for that matter once a great and respectful nation. Maybe this is one instance and way  to awake this nation and other countries to go back to the old and sound traditional way of how they live simple and selfless , through this film.


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This year’s Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture (Drama), Best Director (Alexander Payne), Best Actor (George Clooney) , Best Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay - “The Descendants,” is set to have its sneak previews on February 6 (Monday) and February 7 (Tuesday) in Metro Manila cinemas.

“The Descendants” is based on Kaui Hart Hemmings’ acclaimed debut novel of the same title depicting a portrait of a man grappling with some of the worst news, most difficult people, and most impossible decisions of his life.

Matt King (portrayed by George Clooney) is not the man he would like to be. His mischievous daughters don’t trust him, his imperiled wife has been cheating on him and his broke cousins see him and the land trust he controls as a piggy bank. To add insult to injury, he’s surrounded by a lush, fertile, awe-inspiring landscape that defies his inner turmoil. Yet all of this leads Matt to a tumultuous awakening that might be awkward, comical and sometimes absurd, but nevertheless changes his concept of love, fatherhood and what it truly takes to be a man.

“The Descendants” has recently scored major awards including Best Actor (George Clooney) in Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Golden Globes, National Board of Reviews; Best Supporting Actress (Shailene Woodley) in Denver Film Critics Society, National Board of Reviews and Florida Film Critics; Best Film in Florida Film Critics, Los Angeles Critics Association and Satellite Awards; and Best Adapted Screenplay in Denver Film Critics Society, Florida Film Critics, National Board of Reviews, New York Film Critics Online and Satellite Awards.

“The Descendants” will have its regular run in Philippine cinemas on February 15 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Ronald Tomas CD Album "Travels”


Another Filipino artist who  have  somehow got his ideas by travelling a lot and by listening to great musical personalities especially on jazz ect.  As I played the CD music I thought I was listening to somewhat foreign artist but somehow as I pondered the rhythm is familiar and is more native and this time I was amazed and so proud to tell everyone who may visit here that this is another milestone, a craft that should be displayed not only locally but  even so worldwide. Remember the name Ronald Tomas “Nonet”. This music can be played on coffee shops local or foreign and even on Dine-In Restaurants and any type of Hotels for that matter.



Ronald Tomas Nonet “Travels”

A brave kaleidoscope of musical fare from all over the world textured with indigenous Philippine rhythms and melodies over jazz as foundational bedrock. This in essence is the core of what the music of Ronald Tomas Nonet and their full length album “Travels” is all about.

Progressive and at the same time traditional in approach complemented by strong performances is what the group unapologetically radiates in every track. The new “Travels” album is in the “Sounds Like” category of Miles Davis’ Nonet of Birth of the Cool featuring the arrangements of Gil Evans, Joe Lovano Nonet’s 52nd Street Themes, Kalayo, Bob Aves and traditional Philippine Pasyon, Harana, Kundiman, Kulintang and Kalinga music.

Unique in vision and unprecedented in musical treatment, this record is tightly arranged and produced by Ronald Tomas, engineered by Shinji Tanaka and Johnoy Danao and mastered by Darryll Swann (record producer, songwriter, educator and musician who has worked with prominent artists including Macy Gray, Black Eyed Peas, Mos Def among others and has also done substantial work for Atlantic Records, Sony Records, and Universal Records.)

This trailblazing effort has both energy and driving power coupled with class, sensitivity and style thus making the group and the album project one broad spectrum of musical soundscape all rolled in one neat package.



The track list and their individual description are as follows:

1. Chili Con Pasyon- A fusion of the Traditional pasyon and a rhythm i heard from Chile with jazz harmonies

2. Pandango Palawan- based on a Palawan highland melody fused with the Argentinian Tango and a little bit of the Colombian Cumbia.

3. Very Early- a cover of one of the songs of one the most influential jazz pianists, Bill Evans.

4. Joselynang Baliwag- a rearrangement of a very old Kundiman that was said to be the favorite of the Katipuneros which also served as a signal for the revolutionaries to attack and a warning when the Spaniards were coming to attack. I put a drum and bass beat underneath to con temporize it a bit.

5. Dum Da Dee Dum- a composition of my good friend Aya Yuson. We chose to not put lyrics here even though a female voice was used to carry the melody because we both felt that the melody itself could carry the song.

6. Duyog Sunrise- based on a Maguindanao rhythmic pattern interspersed with jazz

7. Ground Zero- my rearrangement of the jazz song that won the Katha music awards for the jazz band WDOUJI (Witch Doctors of Underground Jazz Improvisation) back in 2001.

8. Ramut-a reinterpretation of the rhythmic interlock present on most Northern Luzon highland music. This was one was taken from the kalinga of benguet province.

9. Natutulog Ka Na Ba Sinta?- originally a HARANA written by the late National Artist Levi Celerio and Santiago Suarez.

10. Sinulugang Taktak- A jazzified version of the Maguindanao Sinulog.

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