Monday, April 29, 2013

The Photography Academy Manila 2 Days Seminar On “Fashion + Photography”

 

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The Photography Academy Manila is going to have a seminar on Fashion Photography to be held two Tuesdays of  May 11 & 18 at  Green Lens Photo Studio, 6th Floor Mervyn Terraces (near St Benilde College of Arts and Design Building) Manila . And on the second Tuesday will have a hands on workshop and group assignment to each teams.

Want to learn the basics of  Fashion Photography ?

Want to explore more the techniques and secrets of Fashion Photography?

Learn it from the experts and let your art be shown in you.

 

 

 

webpage:   http://www.thephotographyacademymanila.com/ 

Like them on their FB @: https://www.facebook.com/thephotographyacademymanila

You may register on their Facebook page on , https://www.facebook.com/events/143733505808733/,

for more details and modes of payment.

JR. NBA Philippines to present 2013 All-Star Team

 

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Completing the elite list of youth ballers are 14-year-olds Marvin Sario from Quezon Province, Manila-based Gian Mamuyac, Tyler Tio, Ricci Rivero and Samuel Abujileh, Anthony Sistoza from General Santos, Mahloney Tarranza from Davao and 13-year-old Pawandeep Singh from Pampanga.

The 10 were chosen out of the 50 who were invited to the 3-day National Training Camp in Manila led by Muggsy Bogues. The training camp was concluded at the Mall of Asia Music Hall on Sunday.

Ten (10) young basketball players are about to make their NBA dreams come true as the much anticipated and most prestigious basketball program 2013 Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska and supported by Rexona and Master comes to an end.

The Jr. NBA is the NBA’s international youth development program that promotes basketball participation, sportsmanship and teamwork, and an active lifestyle among children.

From thousands of young hopefuls who joined the nationwide 2013 Jr. NBA School Clinics, the top 40 participants were selected during the Regional Selection Camps in NCR, Lucena, Dagupan and Davao. They had to go through a more intense development program at the National Training Camp where they were also joined by the top 10 players from the Alaska Power Camps.

Helping the coaches train the top 50 participants at the National Training Camp was NBA Legend Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues who flew in to Manila. Bogues is the shortest player ever to play in the NBA yet one of the best passer, ball-stealer, and fastest on the court.

Now, the 50 young cagers must give their best and show what they have learned from the series of clinics to be part of the coveted 10-member 2013 Jr. NBA Philippines All-Star Team. Their fate will be decided on April 28, 2013 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall where they will compete in the All-Star Game.

Adding excitement to the 2013 Jr. NBA Philippines culmination event is a special Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star Game. Participating at the exhibition game are All Star alumni from 2007 to 2012 Aljon Mariano, Hubert Cani, Carlo Escalambre, John Roald Mayor, Arnie Padilla, Arc Gabrielle Araw-Araw, Patrick Ramirez, Patrick Nigel Go, Miguel Competente, Ichie Altamirano, Emilio Puno, Kobe Lorenzo Paras, Henry Asilum, Paul Harly Dagunan, RJ Ilagan, Aldrin Fedigero, Jarrell Lim, Thristan Laman, Rendell Senining, Dawn Ochea, Tzaddy Rangel, and Aljun Melecio.

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As major sponsors of the prestigious annual event, Rexona and Master Facial Wash promoted proper grooming and hygiene among all participants. The two brands successfully provided the players with a program that not only focuses on skills and discipline, but also on having the confidence and winning look before and after each game, which will help them in their journey to becoming great athletes.

During the 2013 Jr. NBA culmination event, Rexona and Master will host a Face-Off Challenge that will test how well the participants have developed their basketball skills and teamwork. The 2013 Jr. NBA participants will go head to head with the Jr. NBA Alumni on a series of tests.

Grateful to be part of this year’s run, Rexona brand manager Anne Remulla said “We are very proud to be part of the 2013 Jr. NBA Philippines which helps build the future of young Filipino athletes. The program not only expands the child’s knowledge and ability about the sport, but also teaches him important values such as sportsmanship and teamwork that will be very beneficial to his overall growth and development.”

“Getting into sports is an effective avenue for the youth to gain good character and confidence. Master is here to give young men the winning look both on and off the court. Master allows young men to always put on their game face during and after playing a tough basketball game” adds Master brand manager Jonathan Pua.

The 2013 Jr. NBA Philippines was indeed a bigger and better program with the support of the two leading brands that provided more exciting experiences and prizes. Giving the participants the confidence and winning game face throughout the program were Rexona, a range of antiperspirants and deodorants developed with unique body-responsive technology that gives unbeatable protection against sweat and odor, and Master, a comprehensive range of face care products for men that helps them control oil for up to 8 hours

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Nestle Temptation : Flavors of the World

 

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Last Sunday April 28, 2013 there was a great launch of a Nesle Ice Cream products held at BGC High Street Taguig where lots of people around the area including me tasted the new Italian flavors like the Belgian Chocolate , French Salted Caramel and Italian Coffee Affogato.

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And it was new to our taste and seems different from other brands of Ice Cream. You will fall in love with the taste and grandeur just packed and needs not to go to any icecream parlors and put  any toppings because it was full of its flavors like the belgian it has nuts  that  is too crunchy to chew and their coffee affogato which has its creamy and chunks of chocolate that you could not resist .

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Here’s some clips of their commercial

Like them on their FB , https://www.facebook.com/nestleicecreamph?fref=ts

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Test Drive The New Nokia Lumia 720

 

Test Drive the new Nokia Lumia 720 for 5 days

Do you want to explore and experience the new Windows Phone 8 with  Nokia Lumia 720, Nokia Philippines have an ongoing promotion of their Facebook Page. Have a chance to test drive the Lumia 720 for 5 days and it's easy to apply.

Light and slim. Bright and beautiful. Be one of the first few to experience the Nokia Lumia 720 for five days with our Test Drive program. Registration is from April 26-30, 2013 only. Book yours today! The retail price for the Lumia 720 is around Php15,000 depends on the store.

Apply as a test driver at http://apps.facebook.com/lumiatestdrive/. Limited slots are available

Tech Specs of Nokia Lumia 720

  • 6.7 MP Back Camera (Carl Zeiss Tessar lens)
  • 1.3 MP Front Camera 720p@30fps
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Dual-core 1 GHz  (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4)
  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8
  • 512 MB RAM / 8 GB Total storage, (microSD, up to 64 GB)
  • Li-ion battery Capacity: 2000 mAh battery (BP-4GW)
  • 3.5mm Dolby headphone sound enhancement
  • Bluetooth® v3.0 with A2DP
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • 4.3-inch LCD (WVGA 480 x 800 / 217 ppi pixel density) 

Once you got confirmed you will recieved an email from Nokia Lumia Test Drive Team indicating the requirements:

Kindly bring the following:
1. Original and photocopy of any of the following gov’t ID:

  • SSS
  • TIN
  • Passport
  • Driver’s License

2. Two (2) printed copies of this EMAIL CONFIRMATION (1 copy for participating store & 1 copy for participant)
3. Security deposit of Php 5,000. This will be returned once the phone is surrendered in good condition. For a faster and richer Nokia Lumia experience, we recommend that you prepare your Microsoft / Hotmail account before claiming the unit. You may create your new account here.

Note: Please ensure the unit will be picked up during the indicated location, date and time.

ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP™ ANNOUNCES THE FINAL TWO MAIN CARD BOUTS FOR ONE FC: RISE TO POWER

 

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ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP™ ANNOUNCES THE FINAL TWO MAIN CARD BOUTS FOR ONE FC: RISE TO POWER

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REY DOCYOGEN VS YASUHIRO URUSHITANI

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LIVE ON 31 MAY FROM THE MALL OF ASIA ARENA IN MANILA PHILIPPINES

XX April 2013 – Manila: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), presented by Casino Filipino and in association with Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC), announced today the final two main card bouts for ONE FC: RISE TO POWER. Rey Docyogen will battle Yasuhiro Urushitani and Geje Eustaquio will take on Andrew Leone. All the action takes place live on 31 May from the 20,000-seat MOA Arena in Manila, Philippines.

CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “ONE FC: RISE TO POWER is one of the most stacked cards in MMA history. We are bringing out the biggest names in Asian MMA as we return to the fight capital of Asia, Manila. Having these four warriors compete in front of 20,000 screaming fans inside the state-of-the-art MOA Arena is going to be incredible. Fans have been waiting for the return of Geje Eustaquio and the debut of Andrew Leone. Adding a fight between Rey Docyogen and Yasuhiro Urushitani is icing on the cake. I know that the millions of ONE FC fans around the world can’t wait to watch these modern day gladiators collide on 31 May.”

Rey Docyogen is one of the most exciting prospects to have ever emerged from the Philippines and has smashed his way through the flyweight and pinweight divisions in his home country. What Docyogen lacks in stature, he more than makes up for in strength and determination and he is renowned for his devastating ground and pound. He has four wins by stoppage due to strikes and four wins by submission, which is testament to how well-rounded he is. On 31 May, he will be making his second appearance inside the famed ONE FC cage against Japan’s Yasuhiro Urushitani.

Urushitani is the latest top Japanese fighter to sign with ONE FC and is one of the most experienced fighters in the featherweight division. He is a Shooto practitioner who made his MMA debut over a decade ago and has 31 fights to his name. He is a tenacious competitor who is no stranger to a tough fight. A stand up specialist, Urushitani is firmly established as one of the most dangerous fighters Japan has ever produced.

Geje Eustaquio was last seen in the ONE FC cage at ONE FC: BATTLE OF HEROES in Jakarta, Indonesia. Eustaquio shocked the MMA world by defeating Alex Silva by decision in his first ONE FC outing. He trains alongside ONE FC Featherweight Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario at Team Lakay in Baguio, Philippines. Eustaquio will be looking to do his nation proud when he battles American Andrew Leone at ONE FC: RISE TO POWER.

Leone is an accomplished wrestler who has been working tirelessly on his Muay Thai and BJJ since joining the renowned Phuket Top Team. As a young MMA fighter, Leone has already made a big impression by winning fights against Soo Chul Kim and Min Jung Song. He is in the best fighting form of his life and is determined to make an impression in his highly-anticipated ONE FC debut come 31 May.

ONE FC: RISE TO POWER is headlined by the ONE FC Featherweight World Championship bout between reigning champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario and the number one contender Koji Oishi, plus the ONE FC Bantamweight Interim Title bout between pound-for-pound king Bibiano Fernandes and Koetsu Okazaki. All the action takes place live from the MOA Arena in Manila, Philippines.

Tickets for ONE FC: RISE TO POWER on 31 May are exclusively available at Casino Filipino outlets nationwide. Refer to www.onefc.com/tickets for details.

Fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at www.onefc.livesport.tv.

The first three undercard fights are available for viewing free-of-charge and the main card fights will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.

For more updates on ONE Fighting Championship™, please visit www.onefc.com and follow on Twitter @ONEFCMMA and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ONEFCMMA.

About ONE Fighting Championship™

Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Fighting Championship™ (http://www.onefc.com) is Asia's largest mixed martial arts organization. ONE Fighting Championship™ hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Fighting Championship™ has partnered with ESPN, the number one leader in sports content, for an unprecedented 10-year cable television deal with a coverage that spans across 70+ countries in Asia.

Friday, April 26, 2013

SMX TAGUIG EMPOWERS HOME FOR SME EXPO 2013

 

SMX TAGUIG EMPOWERS HOME FOR SME EXPO 2013

 

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The Philippine SME Business Expo 2013 has recently partnered with SMX Convention Centers and found its home in the new SMX Convention Center Taguig, located on the 3rd for of SM Aura Premier, at the heart of Bonifacio Global City, across Market! Market!. This three-day event will be held from July 12-14, 2013 and is dedicated to empower Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and aspiring entrepreneurs. Visitors are invited to join this SME Expo and convention for FREE from 10am-8pm, as it will feature prominent entrepreneurs, business gurus and finance experts who will share their great insights on business start-up, teach the latest marketing strategies, showcase eco-friendly and social entrepreneurship, and present wellness, food, fashion and many other business concepts.

The Philippine SME Business Expo, with SMX Convention Center Taguig, will provide an intimate and functional atmosphere ideal for building and growing business networks. “It is our privilege to host the Philippine SME Business Expo 2013 at the newly launched SMX Convention Center Taguig here in Bonifacio Global City, which embodies economic growth and business progress, which is in line with our advocacy of empowering Small and Medium Enterprises together with our partners, sponsors and exhibitors”, says David Abrenilla, event organizer and CEO of MediaCom Solutions Inc.

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Caption (from left to right) - April 26, 2013 SMX Taguig, SM Aura Premier contract signing: SMX Director of Sales, Ms. Charry B. Casabar; SMX VP & General Manager, Mr. Dexter Deyto; MediaCom Solutions Inc. CEO and Philippine SME Business Expo 2013 organiser, Mr. David Abrenilla, SMX Asst. VP of Sales and Marketing, Ms. Marivic Marquez

The Philippine Business Expo 2013 will also challenge entrepreneurial and marketing skills as well as promote online environmental campaigns and tourism through the Technopreneur, Pinoypreneur, DOT.PH and Greenovation contests.

Over a hundred enterprises from various industries shall showcase different product innovations and company presentations, such as PLDT KaAsenso, Picar, Metro Foodcart, Tapa King,Chicken Deli and a lot more. The DTI-Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development will also be in the event to assist both aspiring and established entrepreneurs in business startup, design, development and other services. Discounts, special offers and gifts await expo guests and visitors as brands like Tupper Ware, Canon, Generika, Kettle Foods, Tutti Frutti and more shall be present during the event. On the last day of the Expo, a lucky visitor will be drawn from a raffle to drive home a new car sponsored by co-presenter, BuyACar.PH.

Celebrities and prominent entrepreneurs like Cory Quirino, Judah Paolo, Chinkee Tan, Randell Tiongson, Josiah Go and Rajan Uttamchandani will be present in the opening ceremony of the grand event on July 12, 2013 at 10am as the SMX Taguig opens its doors for the first time to the SME Expo.

To be part of this grand SME Expo of the year, register online for FREE at www.philippinesmebusinessexpo.com. For any inquiries, you may reach us at +632.843.2174 or +63.927.328.5345 and ask for Justine. The Philippine SME Business Expo 2013 is presented by Esquire Financing Inc. – “the leader in growth stage financing”, in partnership with PLDT KaAsenso, Capitalife – “expert in personal lending”, and Buyacar.PH – “dreams are what drive us.”

Our office is open to answer any questions you may have. Kindly contact Ms. Justine Tan at +632.843.2174 or email justine@philippinesmebusinessexpo.com. We are looking forward to your support in helping us share the good word of the SME Expo and our advocacy of empowering SMEs and nurturing entrepreneurship.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sulit.com.ph continues to dominate the online buy-and-sell category

 

Sulit.com.ph continues to dominate the online buy-and-sell category with latest campaign

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Sulit.com gathers bloggers online to participate in their aim of giving a helping hand through World Vision Phils. who aims to reach out to children who are abandoned and for the kids to finished their studies even without the help of their respective parents and relatives.

Featuring the special participation of bloggers, Sulit.com.ph looks to continue their partnership with World Vision. They have invited bloggers to bring a pre-loved item and sell it through their website. The total amount of sales will then be matched by Sulit.com.ph, and donated for World Vision’s humanitarian efforts.

“Our company motto has always been to “pay it forward” and I’m excited that we got the chance to partner with top bloggers for this fundraising project for World Vision,” explained David.

To learn more about what’s new at Sulit.com.ph, interested parties may follow their social media accounts: Facebook.com.ph/sulit.com.ph, and @sulit on Twitter and Instagram. Sulit.com.ph’s newest TVC, ‘Ang hindi na ginagamit, ibenta mo na!’ may be accessed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmosdnqpaH0. #

 

An old guitar, a jacket now three sizes smaller, or an unused handbag may have been sitting at the bottom of your closet at home. What if someone is willing to pay for any of these items you have already forgotten about? This thought is what’s behind the latest campaign of Sulit.com.ph “Ang hindi na ginagamit, ibenta mo na!”.

A follow-up on last year’s buyer-targeted campaign ‘Ano hanap mo?’, the new campaign is part of Sulit.com.ph’s bid to maintain its leadership in online buy-and-sell.

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“We hope that our latest campaign will resonate with many Filipinos who have a penchant for keeping things that are no longer being used. Instead of just taking up huge space in their house, these items can be sold to fetch earnings for the family,” said Sulit.com.ph managing director RJ David.

David was just 26 years old when he founded the company less than seven years ago in his bedroom, with only P2,400 as capital. Together with girlfriend (now wife) Arianne,, he built a free platform for posting classified ads on a wide range of categories, from clothing and accessories, to tools and gadgets, furniture and appliances, and many more.

From its humble beginnings, Sulit.com.ph has evolved into a corporation called Netrepreneur Connections Enterprises, Inc., which now has 90 employees reporting to a plush two-floor office space in Ortigas.

Moreover, it now takes pride in having 2 million registered users, 2 billion pageviews last year, and an average of 10 million daily pageviews and 700,000 daily unique visitors. Their mobile pageviews and visitors are also showing remarkable strength, receiving an average of 1.8 million daily pageviews and 112,000 daily unique visitors.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Elance Freelance Online Press Launch “Working Differently”

 

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Elance announced Ronald M. Cirujano as their country manager in Philippines, based out of Manila. Cirujano confirmed that Elance is committed to bring more opportunities of online work to Filipino talents. “In Q1 2013 we saw more than 4,600 jobs and projects being awarded to Filipino freelancers on Elance from businesses all over the world and this number will continue to grow fast as more businesses and talents come to work online.”

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Mr. Cirujano is accompanied by Justine Raagas, a freelancer mobilizer from Cagayan de Oro, whose responsibility is to introduce Filipino talents to online freelancing and train them in achieving success through workshops and learning sessions. The company plans to hire additional five mobilizers across the country to increase awareness and knowledge of online freelancing.

From a global perspective Kjetil Olsen, Elance’s vice president for Europe, points out that “No longer are talents bound by the constraints of the local labor market; if you possess a skill in demand on the global labor market there are thousands of opportunities available online. Online freelancing has truly redefined how we view, perform, and value work.”

Another representative from Bangladesh who was present during the launch.He also answered questions pertaining to the challenges encountered in his country, which includes similar problems we encounter here in the Philippines like a poor Internet connections ect..Today over 500,000 businesses and 2 million freelancers use Elance in 170+ countries. Innovative global enterprises, small businesses and startups tap into the Elance talent pool, building teams from software engineers, application developers and web and graphic designers to copywriters, market researchers, data scientists, social media marketers, customer service agents and other business professionals. And there are more than 1 million freelance jobs are completed through Elance annually.

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Olsen further explained that an important metric is the number of freelancers hired for their first time, which ensures that more can participate in this labor market transformation. In 2012, a total of 2,182 freelancers were hired for the first time, a 175-percent increase from 2011. The survey revealed that 20.8 percent of Filipino freelancers were hired for the first time on Elance less than a week after registering on the platform.

“We see more professionals joining the online freelance work revolution, and experiencing the joys of working as they please, from selecting their work to becoming their own boss,” Olsen said.

The Philippines is one of the biggest markets for freelancers in the Elance platform, and ranked fourth in number of users and ninth in terms of earnings. Filipino freelancers earn an average hourly rate of US$8.3 (or an average of PhP 342.00 at current values). IT and programming professionals are paid an hourly rate of US$14.4, the highest among Filipino freelancers on Elance.

“The progress in the Philippines is above the overall growth Elance is experiencing,” says Olsen. “In fact, with the potential for even greater growth as companies continue to embrace online freelance work, the future is indeed bright for Filipino talents and local economy alike.” More than 500,000 businesses and 2.3 million freelancers use Elance in over 170 countries. 

A report issued by Elance, entitled “The State of Filipino Freelance Market, indicates that the country is a prime destination for freelancers because of factors as a skilled and hardworking workforce, technologically savvy population, and accelerating entrepreneurial communities, to name a few.

Many Filipinos have indeed tapped the opportunities available online as many are very active in accepting work they contracted online. Not only does the job give you flexibility, it also allows you to become more versatile and productive in your online career. The pay is also becoming commensurate to the quality of work produced, and payment methods have become more convenient as well.

The Chuck's Deli Experience @ Serendra





Chuck's Deli is located at the ground floor of Serendra, besides Market Market

Marketing Manager, Crystal Yaptinchay gave us the opportunity to try out the slabwich by offering us the Lunch Bag packaged meals. As mentioned above, its a complete meal that's healthier and more filling than what other fast food stores offer.




A quarter of a slabwich, soup, salad and raspberry tea slush for only Php 299!

That's already a fulfilling meal that's reasonably priced enough to satisfy your craving for a fulfilling good food that would please your hunger. For my choice I like their spicy chicken sandwich.

You can choose which slabwich (wheat or white Ciabatta bread)  If  you want among the many choices that are uniquely but weirdly called : French Kiss, Off the Hook, Adobo Dobol, Faking Duck, Hamsome Threesome, California Waki,  Hey Sexy, among many other choices with fancy intriguing names.

For the soup you can choose Cream of Mushroom or Tomato and Basil, and for the salad - its a choice among four kinds (Caesar's, Martin's Buffy, Grilled Vegetables, or Waki).


I like their Milk shakes which you cannot resist especially this very hot summer days we are experiencing . I ordered the Coffee Milk shake and It soothes my appetite and thirst as well.

 


While we are enjoying the night with their prepared dinner. We saw some participants who joined their slabwich 10" challenge to be finished at less than 5 minutes and it was fun and good to see the real action. They will pay the said sandwich in case they failed to finish it at the appointed time.
 
But they all failed to finished it and they seem so relaxed and maybe just doing it for fun.
 
 
We all enjoyed and finish our meals  . Thanks to Ms.Crystal Yaptinchay for her generosity and good treatment despite her not feeling well that day.
 
 
 
 

UNIQLO Launches New Concept UT Pop-Up T-Shirt Shops using Smart phone App

 

Innovative Approached Aimed to Make Fashion Accessible to Everyone in Unique and Interesting Metropolitan Locations

April 25, 2013, Manila Philippines – UNIQLO opens UT POP-UP ! T-Shirt shops in central locations in major cities worldwide as a new marketing concept and a first in the company’ ten-year history of selling UT’s (Uniqlo T-Shirts).

The innovative approach builds on the traditional pop-up shop concept with large scale pop-up shops in central metropolitan locations offering a limited dedicated product mix,. The initiative aims to broaden UNIQLO’s reach to its customers, to make fashion accessible to everyone and in unique and interesting locators.

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As part of the latest initiatives . UT POP-UP! shops offer UT Camera a new smart phone video applications that turns one second personal looped video portraits into an animation. Users can download the UT Camera App to their smartphone (Iphone and Android to follow) to convert their video. The footage can be uploaded to the official UT website (ut.uniqlo.com) for those sporting UT apparel, and linked to Facebook, Twitter, and more for all users.

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For the first location, UNIQLO host the largest ever UT store in Tokyo Japan last March 28- April 7, UT Pop-UP TYO . The shop is located on the site of recently relocated platforms of Tokyo’s Shibuyperience at otherxa Station, which is one of the world’s largest train stations averaging 2.4 million passengers daily or weekdays.. The former platforms are lined with more than 12,000 UT’s in over 1000 different designs and types over a space totaling 660 sqm UNIQLO plans to issue100 types of new T-Shirts to mark the launch.

Here’s a sample video of their on going event using their new Apps on line:

AT UT POP-UP Tokyo UNIQLO was also the largest ever video shooting session- with around 1000 participants , this activities offers an opportunity to appear in a UT advertisement. The UT Camera onsite at UT POP-UP ! TYO allows visitors to take part in a shooting that is then projected on a venue wall through projection mapping so that participants appear in a campaigns visual. The campaigns may also be used in future TV advertisements. At UT POP-UP! TYO visitors can also download the UT camera app and share their footage.

IN THE PHILIPPINES, UP POP-UP MLA was launched ON THE 25th of April at Ayala Triangle Makati City . Filipinos can expect the same UT experience at other UT POP-UP locations Worldwide.. A huge UT signed is set up right at the center of Ayala  where various UT designs as well as other culture and arts display. UT camera is also set up and everyone is welcome to pose to a photo that can be seen globally . Those who wants to purchase new UT designs at a huge discount, A UT store is just across Ayala Triangle at the 2nd Flr. of Paseo Center Makati City.

UT POP-UP  will last for two days until April 26, 2013.

Friday, April 19, 2013

One FCC event adds three additional bouts for the main event and biggest fight this coming May 31, 2013

 

EEDUARD FOLAYANG VS KAMAL SHALORUS

PHIL BARONI VS NOBUTATSU SUZUKI

LIVE ON 31 MAY FROM THE MALL OF ASIA ARENA IN MANILA PHILIPPINES

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18 April 2013 – Manila: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), presented by Casino Filipino and in association with Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC), announced today three additional bouts for ONE FC: RISE TO POWER. Kevin Belingon will battle Masakatsu Ueda in the final of the Bantamweight Grand Prix. The winner will get a shot at the ONE FC Bantamweight Title. Plus, Eduard Folayang is back in action against Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) veteran Kamal Shalorus and fan favorite Phil Baroni will return to the famed ONE FC cage to take on the KO artist from Japan, Nobutatsu Suzuki. All the action takes place live on 31 May from the MOA Arena in Manila, Philippines.

Tickets for ONE FC: RISE TO POWER will launch in Casino Filipino branches across the Philippines starting on 22 April 2013. 

Fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at www.onefc.livesport.tv.

The first two undercard fights are available for viewing free-of-charge and the main card fights will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.

CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “ONE FC: RISE TO POWER will feature some of the biggest names in Asian MMA as we return to the fight capital of Asia. I’m beyond excited to see Honorio Banario back in action in front of his home crowd at the state-of-the art Mall of Asia Arena. Bibiano Fernandes taking on Koetsu Okazaki has all the ingredients for a possible Fight of the Night with one of the world’s greatest pound-for-pound fighters squaring off against a Japanese submission artist who is known for his impressive grappling game. I know fans cannot wait to watch these warriors collide on 31 May.”

The Bantamweight Grand Prix Final is also set and both fighters are ready to showcase their skills in Manila to earn a shot at the biggest Bantamweight title belt in Asia.

Bantamweight GP Finalist Kevin Belingon is a Filipino MMA champion and one of the best MMA fighters ever to emerge from the Philippines. It took him a few fights to become accustomed to competing inside the ONE FC cage but once he found his rhythm, the result was spectacular as he blasted through Yusup Saadulaev and Thanh Vu in less than a round to earn a slot in the Bantamweight Grand Prix Final. Known as “The Silencer” because he prefers to let his fists and feet do the talking, Belingon is a Wushu specialist with fast hands and devastating low kicks. He says that he is in the best shape of his life and nothing can stop him from earning a shot at the coveted ONE FC Bantamweight World Championship Title.  His opponent is a veteran who is not at all concerned about fighting on Belingon’s home soil on 31 May.

Masakatsu Ueda is a Bellator veteran and former Shooto Featherweight Champion, a belt he defended successfully three times. He has an outstanding 17-2-2 record which makes him one of the best Bantamweights in the world. He was a very successful college wrestler who won numerous national wrestling competitions in Japan as well as the all Japan Shooto Grappling Championship. A very well-rounded fighter, he submitted MMA legend Jens Pulver at ONE FC: KINGS & CHAMPIONS to earn a slot in the final of the Bantamweight Grand Prix. Ueda understands the magnitude of this fight and knows very well that Belingon will be the toughest test of his career.

A Lightweight bout that is sure to get the crowd on their feet will pit Filipino MMA legend Eduard Folayang against UFC veteran Kamal Shalorus.

Folayang is a legend in the Philippines where he is universally regarded as MMA’s equivalent to boxing phenomenon Manny Pacquiao. A former school teacher, he is renowned for being humble and respectful outside the cage but a determined and relentless competitor inside. The Baguio-born mixed martial artist is never in a boring fight and the sight of Folayang struggling in a tough battle, but somehow finding a way to win in the end, is one which fight fans have become accustomed to. Folayang will square off against the resilient submission specialist from Iran, Kamal Shalorus.

Shalorus was born in the city of Khalkhal in Iran. He began wrestling as a teenager before moving to the United States to train in MMA. He is a UFC and WEC veteran with notable wins over Justin Milles and Bart Palaszewski. Shalorus will need to bring it all when he steps into the ONE FC cage for the first time at ONE FC: RISE TO POWER.

Manila’s favorite slugger Phil Baroni will be back in action on 31 May when he battles up and coming Japanese mixed martial artist Nobutatsu Suzuki.  Baroni has faced some of the toughest opponents in the world and is renowned for his one-punch knockout power. Despite being one of the hardest punchers to ever compete in MMA, it’s not just Baroni’s hard-hitting fists that the fans come to see. His brash and charismatic personality and inimitable swagger down the fighter’s entrance makes him one of the biggest showmen in MMA. Suzuki is the complete opposite in personality but identical in fighting style. Eight of his fights have been won via impressive KO. On 31 May, he will look to make Baroni number nine.

ONE FC: RISE TO POWER is headlined  by a ONE FC Featherweight World Championship bout between reigning champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario against number one contender Koji Oishi and pound-for-pound king Bibiano Fernandes taking on Koetsu Okazaki for the ONE FC Bantamweight Interim Title.  All the action takes place live from the MOA Arena in Manila, Philippines.

For more updates on ONE Fighting Championship™, please visit www.onefc.com and follow on Twitter @ONEFCMMA and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ONEFCMMA.

About ONE Fighting Championship™

Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Fighting Championship™ (http://www.onefc.com) is Asia's largest mixed martial arts organization. ONE Fighting Championship™ hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Fighting Championship™ has partnered with STAR Sports, the number one leader in sports content, for an unprecedented 10-year cable television deal with a coverage that spans across 70+ countries in Asia.

HIGH INVESTOR CONFIDENCE IN DOTC AFCS PROJECT ATTRACTS MAJOR PLAYERS

 

It is high time that LRT and MRT should start to build trains one of the most basic service a country should have if we would like to have a good reputation on business and tourism as well.

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Manila, Philippines – A total of nine (9) consortiums involving major local and foreign conglomerates, banks, and IT companies submitted eligibility documents to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) last Friday (April 12), in an effort to qualify as bidders for the P 1.72-Billion Contactless Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS) Public-Private Partnership Project.

“We are very pleased with the investor turnout for the AFCS Project. Serious players from the transportation, IT, banking, and retail industries – both local and foreign – all came out to seek pre-qualification to participate in the bidding of the project,” the Transport Department said.

The DOTC believes that this is proof of high investor confidence in the project, as well as in the agency itself.

“The fact that these major groups want to be the our private sector partner for the AFCS Project only goes to show their trust and confidence in the Department, and in our open, fair, and transparent bidding process,” added the DOTC.

The 9 consortiums which submitted their qualification documents are:

  • AF Consortium, composed of BPI Card Finance Corporation, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Smart Communications, Inc., Globe Telecom, Inc., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corp., and NTT Data Corporation.

AF Consortium will also rely on the required experience of Bank of the Philippine Islands, Octopus Transactions Ltd., SMRT International Pte. Ltd., Cubic Transportation Systems (Australia) Pty. Ltd., Accenture, Inc., MSI Global Private Ltd., and Indra Sistemas, S.A.

  • Comworks Consortium, composed of Comworks, Inc., Philippine Gaming Management Corp., Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corp., Acer, Inc., Infochamp Systems, Corp., and Berjaya Philippines, Inc.
  • E-Trans Solutions Joint Venture, Inc. Consortium, composed of Tera Investments, Inc., Eastwest Banking Corp., Sagesoft Solutions, Inc., Pilipinas Micro-Matrix Technology (PMT Joint Venture), Inc., and Pulsar Avancer Technologie, Inc.

E-Trans Consortium will also rely on the required experience of Kentkart EGE Elektronik San. Ve Tic. A.S., Kentkart Marmara Elektronik Turizm San. Ve Tic. A.S., Kentkart Cukurova Elektronik San. Ve Tic. A.S., and JTKC Equities, Inc.

  • Lamco Consortium, composed of Lamco Paper Products Co., Inc., New San Jose Builders, Inc., Landbank of the Philippines, and NEC Philippines, Inc.

Lamco Consortium will also rely on the required experience of Busan Transport Corp. and Samwon FA Co., Ltd.

  • Mega Lucky United Consortium, composed of Asia United Bank Corporation, Dignitas Equity, Mega Cellular Network, Inc., and Gravitas 777.

Mega Lucky Consortium will also rely on the required experience of Korea Smart Card Corp. and LG CNS Co. Ltd.

  • Megawide-Suyen-Eurolink Consortium, composed of Megawide Construction Corp., Suyen Corp., and Eurolink Network International Corp.

Megawide-Suyen-Eurolink Consortium will also rely on the required experience of EZ-Link Pte. Ltd. and China National Software and Service Co., Ltd.

  • MTD-PRLM Consortium, composed of MTD Capital BHD and Puregold Realty Leasing and Management, Inc.

MTD-PRLM Consortium will also rely on the required experience of Puregold Price Club, Inc., Maybank Philippines, Inc., and Transit Link Pte. Ltd.

  • San Miguel Transport Solutions Consortium, composed of Optimal Infrastructure Development, Inc., Catchweight Holdings, Inc., Deltacrest Holdings, Inc., and Allcard Plastics Philippines, Inc.

San Miguel Consortium will also rely on the required experience of Petron Corp., Philippine National Bank, Singapore Technologies Electronics, Ltd., Korea Railroad Corp., Korail Networks Co., Ltd., Vix Technology (East Asia), Ltd., and San Miguel Corporation.

  • SM Consortium, composed of SM Investments Corp., BDO Capital and Investment Corp., Advanced Card Systems, Ltd., and Pentacapital Investment Corp.

SM Consortium will also rely on the required experience of SM Retail, Inc., BDO Unibank, Inc., and Goldsign Data Company, Ltd.

The joint DOTC-LRTA Pre-Qualification, Bids, and Awards Committee (PBAC) has a maximum of twenty-five (25) days from April 12 to evaluate the qualification documents submitted by the 9 consortiums, and to announce the shortlisted groups. Actual bidding is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of this year.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Earth Day Jam 2013

 

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A Concert for Environmental Change, Taking Action Begins With Your Choice!

(April 04, 2013) Manila, Philippines. The global campaign for genuine climate change takes a more aggressive stand by bringing on the critical environmental issue to the public's doorstep. It shows what the individual Filipino can positively start doing to save planet Earth!

The Philippines' longest running environmental awareness concert, Earth Day Jam 2013, brings together some of the biggest pop music artists, celebrities and public personalities in one fabulous environmental awareness concert marathon. It addresses the most pressing environmental issues already affecting most countries, including the Philippines, by pushing for aggressive community based and individual- centered participative action.
The radical thematic shift is a necessary action plan, not merely to inform the public, which Earth Day Jam's organizers have been actively theme injecting for more than a decade, but to enjoin the public to partake in their own simple way to the campaign's overall realization.

Climate change has reached its boiling point! It needs to be taken more seriously! It is what is pushing governments, the Philippines included, to take a more active stand towards genuine change, with the public first hands the dangerous effects of extreme environmental phenomenon, the floods in Bali, Indonesia or the tsunami that hit Japan recently. These atmospheric catastrophes are real, affects everyone, and it is happening worldwide because of climate change's effect. We want this campaign to begin in your homes, the people in your community, and what you can contribute to really work," said Earth Day Jam 2013's executive producer, Ms. Lou Bonnevie
Earth Day Jam 2013 brings together the biggest names in show business, featuring some of the country's fave rock bands Rocksteddy, Callalily, ,Rivermaya, Sandwich, Moonstar '88, Mayonnaise, Ely Buendia's new band The Oktaves with Soul siren Nina, reggae band Brownman Revival, Reggae Mistress, and former 6 Cycle Minds frontman, Ney, with singer/songwriter female icons Lou Bonnevie, Kitchie Nadal and Barbie Almalbis. Newbie groups joining Earth Day Jam 2013, which has become a traditional venue for aspiring and established Pinoy pop musicians, include the hiphop sensation Abra, bands Gracenote and Save Me Hollywood. Kalayo, formerly known as Pinikpikan will provide the world fusion touch with surprise artists expected to come and join the “jam”. Award winning actress-host G Tongi joins Lou in hosting the festivities.
"Earth Day Jam 2013 is a pop concert! We want people to have fun, enjoy the street party associated with International Earth Day Jam's celebrations! We remind ourselves the need to stay cool, which is what young audiences want from a star studded public concert such as this -- to get people to listen, participate, and hopefully bring that fresh leaning experience into active practice, in their respective communities," added Bonnevie.

Bridging the gap between the government (The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)), environmental organizations and the general public, Earth Day Jam 2013's free concert platform, traditionally keynoted by environmental experts speaking about various environmental issues, is studying the prospect of bringing the non-profit/cause oriented concert series outside Metro Manila.

"We have received interest from people outside Metro Manila, to bring the Earth Day Concert to the province. It is a welcome invitation, but this needs planning, funding, which may run counter, if we started selling tickets, to Earth Day Jam's free concert concept."
Earth Day Jam 2013 is presented by Earthday Foundation,Inc in cooperation with The City of Taguig and supported by DENR, Smart Communications, Shell Philippines Exploration B.V.,, Energy Development Corporation, PCSO , First Gen Corporation ,PAGCOR ,NLEX and BGC. Media Partners include The Philippine Star , Business World, Radio High , Crossover , ABC CBN ,MYX Music Channel, Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts with Gery’s Grill as official food.
Earth Day Jam 2013 will be staged "live" on April 19, 2013 at the 9th Ave. corner 34th St. of the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig beside the Mercato Night Market starting 6pm. It is Free to the Public . For more info, Join Facebook EARTHDAY JAM 2013, call 8976991 or log on to www.dimitriproductions.com.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Primero Casa Filipino, “A unique twist of Filipino recipe”

 

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Primero Casa Filipino is an All-Day Buffet Restaurant located on Scout Torillo corner Scout Fernandez, Brgy Scared Heart, Quezon City. This Ancient house was one of the highlights and make it more Filipino and for the third time of  being in the industry of different management  now I believe that it  can be labeled as one of the best Filipino  Restaurant  in town,

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The  place is too cozy and comfortable to be into because its just like eating in one of the known personality’s house. At First, I admitted that I am a bit reluctant  to be in a Filipino Resto because most of the recipe’s have of too much of oils and fats. But as I see and gazed on the preparations I begin to taste everything without any struggle .

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To begin with an Appetizers that would start my  taste bud to appreciate and being ready for the main course . Their one and only Sisig Shooters  which you can only find here , and Angus Beef mini burger that is too delicious and you may crave for more , They do have their Pizza and other choices that are too unique and have been famous here as they say for  quite sometime.

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I like their Kare Kare its a Peanut based cooked with the oxtails and beefs towel which is one of the best Filipino dish especially blended with bagoong or fish sauce,  A Pritata Vegetable that is a little bit foreign but it was just a simple scramble egg with potato ,  Pork Callos that is delicately and freshly cooked  with lesser oil and fats and other menus that is in the pictures below.

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Their setups are pretty much more grandeur,  than some of the top hotel or resto’s in the town.  because their heating elements in every servings are  ignition plates which is used to make the food more fresher and hotter than ever from the start till  the end of  the time limits per  dining . .They have different set of meals being served every day .

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But for their specialty such as Angus beef and Cebuchon or Caprichon belly lechon kawali which is the top favorites of their patron customers . How can you resist such unique taste of their Roasted Angus Beef and Roasted Chicken that has a different twist and considering the tenderness , juiciness and softness of the meat.

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And most of all thanks for  the generosity and warmth welcome of Mr.Kim Marcelo and his staff from the Chefs to the waiters and servers who promotes everything without any hesitation of Primero Casa Filipino for a period of Two (2) years and still at this very moment.

Like them on Facebook @, https://www.facebook.com/PCF.PrimeroCasaFilipino