Sunday, December 22, 2013

OSCAR WINNER SEAN PENN: A PHOTOGRAPHER AT THE ENDS OF THE EARTH IN “THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY”


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Ben Stiller’s reimagining of James Thurber’s original story is highly entertaining and inspiring, revolving around a man who loves to daydream, frequently retreating into an imaginary world in which he is the hero. A photo editor at LIFE Magazine in New York, he enjoys his job but longs for passion and excitement. As he was about to lose his job as the company shifts and downsizes, Mitty finds himself out of his office in no time. The final issue of the prestigious magazine will soon be on newsstands, but a worried MItty cannot find an important negative that has mysteriously gone missing.
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
The picture was taken by the iconic and elusive photographer Sean O’Connell played by Sean Penn. Sean is the only one who knows where it is. But where is Sean?
For all his fantasies of becoming a hero, Walter Mitty has his own very real hero: the famed LIFE photographer Sean O’Connell, an elusive adventurer who has become a kind of rock star of the photographic world, renowned for his relentless commitment to chasing a story no matter the cost.
It seemed just the right match to cast Oscar®-winning actor and director Sean Penn in the role of the mysterious icon who beckons Walter Mitty into the big, wide open world. “Sean O’Connell is a guy who represents creative integrity and he had to have this amazing presence that the audience connects with instantly when Walter finally meets him. That’s why Sean Penn was really my first choice because Sean embodies all that in life for me,” says Ben Stiller. Stiller was also keen to cast Penn in the kind of role where one of the leading dramatic actors of a generation wouldn’t normally be seen. “Sean actually has a really great sense of humor,” he notes, “which I think doesn’t get showcased that often in his film work, so it was fun to give him a chance to do something different.”
Adds producer Stuart Cornfeld: “Sean O’Connell has a certain kind of mystique, as does Sean Penn. What was amazing about his performance and the way the character is written is that when Walter finally does meet Sean, he's everything that Walter was looking for, but he's also completely different at the same time. For all of us, Sean was just amazing to watch in action.”
A two-time Academy Award winner, Sean Penn has become an American film icon in a career spanning more than three decades. Penn has been nominated five times for the Academy Award, as Best Actor for “Dead Man Walking,” “Sweet and Lowdown” and “I Am Sam,” and won his first Oscar in 2003 for his searing performance in Clint Eastwood's “Mystic River” and his second Oscar as Best Actor in 2009 for Gus Van Sant's “Milk.” The performance as gay rights icon Harvey Milk also garnered Penn Best Actor awards from The Screen Actors Guild (SAG™), New York Film Critics Circle and Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
As a journalist, Penn has written for Time, Interview, Rolling Stone and The Nation magazines. In 2004, Penn wrote a two-part feature in The San Francisco Chronicle after a second visit to war-torn Iraq. In 2005, he wrote a five-part feature in the same paper reporting from Iran during the election which led to the Ahmadinejad regime. Penn's landmark interviews with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Cuba's President Raul Castro were published in The Nation and The Huffington Post. Penn's interview with President Castro was his first-ever interview with an international journalist.
His humanitarian work found him in New Orleans in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and, more recently, in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. In January 2010, Penn established the J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO). J/P HRO has become a leader in Haiti across multiple sectors, working to improve living conditions in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps and surrounding neighborhoods by clearing rubble and providing medical services, education and enricmment programs, housing construction, and neighborhood redevelopment. J/P HRO's main objective remains to help displaced people get back to durable, safer, and permanent homes in revitalized neighborhoods.
Be a part of a man’s transformational journey in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” as it hops from the four corners of one’s office to Greenland, Iceland, Himalayas and ultimately to self-discovery when it opens January 22 in the Philippines from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.






Saturday, December 21, 2013

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Holiday Surprise @ Mind Museum



Happy Holidays!


Last November 30 -- the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra did a surprise performance in The Mind Museum!

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Olivier Ochanine, welcomed the holidays with a surprise treat for museum guests one Sunday afternoon. The brass group played their instruments through the 5 main galleries - even up the stairs to meet Stan the T.Rex - before joining the rest of the symphony at the Canopy Plaza. It was truly an extraordinary musical performance to the delight of many kids and adults.



See the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xw6qGAGkb8

Friday, December 20, 2013

A MERRY JELLY-G THAI MILK TEA CHRISTMAS

  jellyg2 Have yourself a Merrier, creamier and healthier holidays with Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea’s drinks – Wintermelon Hazelnut Thai Milk Tea, Choco Strawberry Mallows and Coffee Salted Caramel. Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea makes use of natural ingredients that makes them one of the country’s few drink brands that serves authentic flavor from (Thailand) the place where its mix of inspiration came from . Rich in flavor, Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea uses all natural and freshly tea leaves everyday along with other ingredients such as Arabica Coffee, Pure Australian Milk Chocolate and puree from fresh fruits with its signature grass jelly. jellyg6 Grab a drink this season in Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea’s branches located at Glorietta4 Food Choices, Market!Market! (3rd Level), Ali Mall (Lower Ground), Festival Mall (3rd Level), Robinson’s Metro East, Sta. Lucia Mall and Marquee Mall.   Visit and like their FaceBook page Jelly G Drink for more exciting drink mixes of Thai Milk tea and other freebies.






Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Secret of Life of Walter Mitty

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Doing something you’ve never done before. This is what Casey Neistat & team did with “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” marketing/advertising funds. It just show that we are on the right group and tract of promoting your films. From the Philippines, A VERY BIG THANK YOU to 20th

 

Century Fox and Casey&team!!!   trailer link: 
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Filmmaker Casey Neistat has released an approximately six-and-a-half minute YouTube video today explaining that he was hired to make a promotional video for the upcoming Ben Stiller movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but ended up using his budget to fly to the Philippines and help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

SUPERIOR APE CAESAR IS BACK IN “DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES” TRAILER

    DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES The humans are about to regain and rebuild the world in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” as seen in the latest trailer reveal of the movie here: Caesar, a a sentient ape with superior intelligence along with the rest of his species and humans are out to face war where civilization faces a point of no return.

 Here’s the link for the movie trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_9-3Fj3ZdI&feature=youtu.be “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” will open June 9, 2014 nationwide in the Philippines from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.






Bread N’ Butter Earns Its 5th Anak TV Seal Award


Other UNTV program host and producers who receive the Anak TV Seal
UNTV’s business and travel program Bread N’ Butter receives the Anak TV Seal Award for 2013 along with sixteen UNTV shows. The Anak TV Seal Award is annually given to television programs with wholesome and child-friendly content by the Southeast Asian Foundation for Children and Television (SEAFCTV) Recipients of the Anak TV Seal Award are privileged to display the Anak TV Seal during broadcast. Since 2009, Bread N’ Butter bears the Anak TV Seal which indicates that the program’s content is deemed family-friendly by the SEAFCTV. anak tv trophy Earlier this year, Bread N’ Butter earned awards such as the Best Livelihood-Oriented Program Gandingan ng Kabuhayan Award at the Gandingan 2013: The 7th UPLB Isko’t Iska’s Broadcast Choice; the Outstanding Family-Inspired Television Program at the 33rd Dangal ng Bayan Awards 2013; and the Franchise Enabler Award for Media Category from the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. Rodel Flordeliz host of Bread n' Butter receiving the award Bread N’ Butter is aired over UNTV every Friday at 5pm and hosted by the power tri-kada Arlene Razon, Kitt Meily and Rodel Flordeliz. Like and Follow bnbtv on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for updates about the program and new promos. Other Anak TV Seal Awardees from the UNTV family are A Song of Praise – TV Special, A Song of Praise, Ating Alamin, Cook Eat Right, Campus Challenge, Doctors on TV, Easy Lang ‘Yan, How Authentic the Bible Is, Istorya, KNC Show, Mapalad ang Bumabasa, Munting Pangarap, Rise and Shine, Serbisyo Publiko, Sports 37 and Truth in Focus. To know more about UNTV programs, visit www.untvweb.com #






Rio 2 Trailer and Poster Revealed


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Blu (voice of Jesse Eisenberg) and his family take flight for the Amazon after Jewel (voice of Anne Hathaway) decides their children should explore the world. Meanwhile, the overprotective father grows concerned that his family will leave him once they've experienced life in the wild. Tracy Morgan, Jamie Foxx, will.i.am, George Lopez, and Leslie Mann reprise their roles in this sequel from director Carlos Saldanha and producers John C. Donkin and Bruce Anderson - the creative trio behind the original 2011 hit. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Here’s the link for the trailer, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uNGwh3Dkyk&feature=share&list=UU-JrjBL_iZAn5wjEsw9nRYA

"DEVIL'S DUE" SECOND DELIVERY TRAILER


devilsdue The movie follows a newly married couple experiencing an early unplanned pregnancy which unknown to them is already a demonic possession. During their honeymoon, they are being followed by a cult waiting for her due date which they believe that the child she is carrying is the anti-Christ. After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin. Here’s the link of Devils Due second delivery trailer, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlPGR06t9Cc&list=PLcZs6n5iZPx_YXslNwnjQwl7V7FpCohLb
"Devil's Due" opens March 19 in cinemas from 20tn Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.





THE WORLD’S SMARTEST DOG AND HIS BOY IN “MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN” TRAILER


PEABODY&SHERMAN photo Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine—the Wabac—to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes the Wabac out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidently rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. mrpeabody&sherman Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time-traveling trio will make their mark on history.
Trailer reveal here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFoW5kq1uGs&feature=youtu.be From DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman (3D)” will open March 2014 in theaters nationwide to be distributed by Warner Bros. in Phils.





Tuesday, December 17, 2013

American Eye Center Gifts OFW Heroes with a Yuletide Privilege


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An eye of a 40/40 vision is one of the greatest asset a worker or an individual should have , and it is just right that American Eye Center want to give this perfect gift for the season specially on our present heroes of the century the OFW’s.
Thus Christmas season should be  all about the spirit of giving., and giving absolute eye care, maintenance, medication and major eye operation with its latest laser technologies  is what the American Eye Center is all about, the country’s leading eye care center will do this Yuletide season.
In line with its support of Filipinos working abroad, the American Eye Center is giving eligible OFWs the ultimate gift with its Pamaskong Handog OFW Privilege Card through its Shangri-La and Greenbelt branches. With the OFW Privilege Card, kababayans can now secure eye health for themselves and for their dependents from anywhere in the world through discounts on diagnostics and treatments.
“The essence of the holidays is giving back to the community and American Eye Center does so by honoring our beloved OFWs. These modern day Filipino heroes deserve much recognition and we do that by offering quality eye care for them and the rest of their families through our exclusive OFW Privilege Card,” says American Eye Center’s COO Dr. Benjamin Cabrera.
American Eye Center offers the OFW Privilege Card to all overseas Filipino workers and their qualified dependents. The card is absolutely free and entitles the bearer to a 50 percent discount on comprehensive eye examinations and 15 percent discount for their dependents. The card also allows special 20 percent discount on cataract surgery, 15 percent discount on All Laser or Bladeless LASIK, and 10 percent off on diagnostic procedures.
The card also offers exclusive discounts at American Eye Center partner SPEX Optical. All OFW’s need to do is set an appointment and present valid overseas employment documents to avail of these unlimited discounts starting December 2013 to March 2014.
 
Eye Health and OFWs
“American Eye Center honors OFWs with this privilege because we believe and respect the sacrifices they make to provide a better life for their families. In order to do so, these modern day heroes need to be physically up to take on this challenge which is where eye health comes in. They deserve nothing short of optimum eye health to achieve overall well-being,” Dr. Cabrera said.
 
Excellence in Ophthalmic Care
American Eye Center has been breaking new ground in ophthalmic care since its establishment in 1995. American Eye Center’s level of excellence is backed by the Associated Eye Specialists, the most experienced and longest-running EyeMD group practice in the country, composed of 17 doctors extensively trained in various ophthalmic subspecialties. The Center is also staffed with highly qualified optometrists, nurses and counselors to provide patients with personalized quality eye care.  
American Eye Center is a full-service diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical eye facility fully accredited with the Department of Health and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. It houses the latest diagnostic equipment for the early detection and monitoring of all eye diseases such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and Cataract.  
Its location in Greenbelt 5 in Makati City has a laser suite, an operating room, a recovery room, examining rooms, and a spacious reception area.  Clients can also choose from a wide array of elegant eyewear from SPEX, a world-class eyewear center adjacent to the American Eye Center and managed by The Optical Shop. 


The company’s main office is located at the level 5, Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries and details, call tel. nos. 636-0762 or 729-EYES (3937) or email us at info@americaneye.com.ph. You may also visit www.americaneye.com.ph for more information about the OFW Privilege Card.


Avail of American Eye Center’s OFW Privilege card and ensure a clear future for the entire family. Set an appointment today via phone or e-mail or through American Eye Center’s appointment planner available at their website. Always stay in the know by downloading the American Eye Center App available on iPhone, iPad, and on Android.

EVEREADY LENDS A HELPING HAND TO THE PEOPLE OF EASTERN VISAYAS


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Eveready announces its partnership with GMA 7 Kapuso Foundation in the rehabilitation efforts and rebuilding of the lives of the affected families of typhoon Yolanda, as they donated flashlights and batteries. “Eveready believes in the Filipino resiliency and we hope that our products will give hope to the people affected by Typhoon as they start to rebuild their lives. In our own little way, we want to know the people of Tacloban, Leyte and other places affected by Yolanda that Eveready will be here to support them” said Jojo Emata, Brand Manager of Eveready. Photo shows Jojo Emata and Marivic Calixto, Operations Manager of GMA Kapuso Foundation during a simple turnover ceremony.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

EXPERIENCE AN UNPRECEDENTED KIND OF REAL IN “WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: THE 3D MOVIE”

 
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For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. “Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie” is the ultimate immersive, big-screen adventure for families. You’ll meet dinosaurs more real than you’ve ever seen as you embark on a thrilling prehistoric journey, where Patchi, an underdog dino, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages.
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Featuring the voices of Patchi’s heroics and antics resonate in any era, but he is also a product of his times and stomping grounds – the latter part of the Cretaceous Period, about 70 million years ago in a land we now call Alaska.
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Audiences will really get behind Patchi and root for this underdog hero to triumph. The movie points to our continuing fascination, if not obsession with creatures that have been extinct for millions of years. The T. Rex and the Gorgosaurus are among the most fearsome predators to have ever walked the Earth, but kids (of all ages) can’t get enough of them. Dinosaurs spark our imaginations as much as any fictional creation does.
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“Kids love dinosaurs, and they’re going to love “Walking with Dinosaurs” because it feels so real, has lots of humor and fun,” says John Leguizamo, who voices Alex, a prehistoric parrot who is Patchi’s best pal. “Plus, they’ll love the camaraderie between Patchi and Alex.” Dinosaurs combine the best of two worlds: they’re scary, but because dinos haven’t been around for millions of years, they’re non-threatening.
Co-director Neil Nightingale believes our enduring obsession with them is here to stay. “Dinosaurs are the most amazing creatures to have ever existed on our planet. In four and a half billion years of Earth’s existence, there have been no creatures that are more dramatic or terrifying. Dinosaurs fascinate us because they represent a sort of safe danger. You can be scared of them but not too scared because they are long gone. They’re not going to come out from under the bed or pounce on you in the dark! And it is not just dinosaurs we are talking about; it is The Age of Dinosaurs. It is amazing to know that the world we now live in, the skies above us and the stars we see were once their realm– incredible animals now lost to prehistoric history.”
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“In bringing WALKING WITH DINOSAURS to the big screen, we wanted to transport audiences back to a real world, to meet dinosaurs that truly existed and to immerse audiences in that world,” Nightingale continues. “For a big motion picture experience it’s also vital to have a strong and emotionally engaging story. So we used what we know about Late Cretaceous Alaskan dinosaurs as inspiration for a fictional, character-driven story we knew would entertain families.”
In bringing the dinosaurs back to life, the producers have prepared these amazing tutorial videos on How To Draw A Dinosaur: http://youtu.be/IpziKHFm6uc http://youtu.be/Z87S_GsbGOc http://youtu.be/Nn8OZVtCVSg.
Twentieth Century Fox and Reliance Entertainment present in association with IM Global, a BBC Earth Films and Evergreen Studios Production in association with Animal Logic, “Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie.”
“Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie” is about to revolutionize 2D and 3D experience when it opens in cinemas nationwide on January 8 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.














Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Yahoo Philippines Reveals 2013 Year in Review “XMas Tree Structure”


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Yahoo recaps top stories, trends and events that captivated Filipinos in 2013
MANILA, DECEMBER 9, 2013 – Yahoo Philippines today announced the 2013 Year in Review (YIR), an annual look back at top trends and stories that reflect the daily habits of internet users in the Philippines. The Year in Review section on Yahoo news shows the most searched topics, celebrity searches, viral stories and unforgettable sports moments, based on what internet users in the Philippines looked for in 2013.
YIR combines search trends and editorial selections of what users read, recommended and shared most on the Yahoo network in the Philippines in 2013.
 

Topping this year’s search on Yahoo Philippines was Typhoon Yolanda, the super typhoon to have made landfall, and claimed thousands of lives. Millions of people used the Yahoo network to get breaking news stories and in-depth coverage on rescue and relief efforts. Meanwhile, the 2013 elections, pork barrel scam, the Sabah standoff and the Zamboanga crisis were also among the top searches in Yahoo Philippines.

For Celebrity searches, Megan Young, Miss World 2013, emerged for the first time as the most searched celebrity in Yahoo Philippines. Among other most searched celebrities was Marian Rivera, a consistent Search trend entry, who also won the Celebrity of the Year Award at the Yahoo OMG! Awards 2013. Chito Miranda, who was in the news for his leaked sex video with girlfriend Neri Naig, was also in the Celebrity Search trend.

In another category, businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles emerged as the one of top newsmakers of the year for 2013 for allegedly orchestrating the pork barrel scam. Grace Poe-Llamanzares, daughter of Fernando Poe Jr. also made waves by topping the senatorial race in her Senate debut.
In sports, boxing figured well in 2013 with the victories of sports icon Manny Pacquiao over Brandon Rios, and Nonito Donaire over Vic Darchinyan. Collegiate basketball was at its most dramatic with the rivalry of the Teng brothers who played for opposing teams, UST and DLSU, in the UAAP finals.
Among the most endearing stories that went viral in 2013 was the heroism of the dog ‘Kabang’ who made headlines when she saved two girls who were about to be hit by a motorcycle and in the process lost her mouth.

Tailored around various topics, below are the highlights of some interesting categories:

Viral/Trending Topics (Top News Searches)
1. Typhoon Yolanda
2. Pork barrel scam
3. 2013 elections
4. Visayas earthquake
5. Manny Pacquiao
6. Zamboanga crisis
7. Territorial disputes
8. Sabah standoff
9. MV Thomas Aquinas sinking
10. Violent crimes
Top Celebrity Searches
1. Megan Young
2. Marian Rivera
3. Chito Miranda
4. Miley Cyrus
5. Wally Bayola
6. Cristine Reyes
7. Maja Salvador
8. Anne Curtis
9. Angel Locsin
10. Ariella Arida
Top Viral Stories
1. Graduation photos inspires thousands
2. UPLB grants posthumous degree to exceptional student
3. Pinoy graduates with honors from U.S. Air Force Academy
4. Japan allows multiple-entry visa for Pinoys
5. Hero dog ‘Kabang’ comes home
6. Bye Pilipinas, hello Filipinas?
7. MMDA to ban each car twice a week?
8. Cop cries during SONA protests
9. Airline discriminated against Pinay?
10. UP student tagged as ‘photo thief’
Top Emerging Destinations
1. Batanes
2. Apo Island
3. Panglao Island
4. Danjugan Islands
5. Mt. Kanlaon
6. Biri Island Rock Formation
7. Caramoan Islands
8. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
9. Lake Sebu
10. Calaguas Island
Top Unforgettable Sports Moments
1. Nonito Donaire rallies late to stop old rival Vic Darchinyan
2. The Boston Marathon is hit by two bomb blasts
3. A Malaysian MMA fighter and a Chinese golfer donate their winnings to Yolanda victims
4. Sports world pitches in to help ‘Yolanda’ victims
5. Teng brothers go head to head in UAAP Finals, share embrace afterwards
6. The NBA hits town with the 2013 Global Games
7. LeBron James visits Manila
8. Ray Allen’s triple forces overtime and denies the Spurs the NBA title
9. Manny Pacquiao’s battering of Brandon Rios lifts a battered nation
10. Gilas Pilipinas ends the Korean jinx and makes it to the FIBA World Cup
Top Filipino Candidates in International Pageants (Top 6)
1. Megan Young
2. Mutya Datul
3. Ariella Arida
4. Cindy Miranda
5. Annalie Forbes
6. Gil Wagas
Top Newsmakers
1. Janet Lim Napoles
2. Juan Ponce Enrile
3. Joseph Ejercito Estrada
4. Grace Poe-Llamanzares
5. Nancy Binay
6. Mar Roxas
7. Maria Lourdes Sereno, Conchita Carpio-Morales, and Leila de Lima
8. Miriam Defensor-Santiago
9. Nur Misuari
10. Jamalul Kiram III


 
To know more about other categories, please visit - http://ph.news.yahoo.com/year-in-review/

About the 2013 Yahoo Philippines Year in Review Methodology
To develop the Yahoo Year in Review, our editors analyzed search trends and user’s interest patterns on what they searched for, read, recommended and shared.
Disclaimer:* Please note the results are not a representation of a popularity contest or voting, it is done by Yahoo! editorial team experts.

 
About Yahoo

Yahoo is focused on making the world's daily habits more inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.net) or the company's blog (yodel.yahoo.com).











































































































Saturday, December 7, 2013

Marriott Manila Welcomes Christmas Together with Philippine Children’s Medical Center

  Photo 1 There is no other great way to share Christmas than for those children who are in the Hospital specially of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center here in Manila. Mariott Hotel has been to sensitive of picking up this institution to share the profits and most of all with gratitude from every country in the world returning back what they have received from every people and groups who have been their valued clients from the day they start business. Marriott Hotel Manila has been perfecting the art of making Christmas ‘brilliant’ for the past four years since its opening, and this year is no exception. Photo 5 Marriott officially welcomed the festive season with their Tree-Lighting Ceremony held on November 12, 2013. The focal point of the event was the life-size train made of gingerbread parked in the hotel lobby, which was very fitting for photo souvenirs, and was filled with gingerbread treats. The Christmas carols we’ve grown to love were partnered with the angelic voices of Himig Roseña, the choral ambassador of Colegio de Santa Rosa-Makati. Photo 4 The distinguished guests who officially lit the Christmas Tree were child patients from the Philippine Children’s Medical Center, the beneficiary of Marriott’s Spirit to Serve initiative this season. Amidst all the merriment, Marriott Manila continued to exercise their corporate social responsibility, introducing to the crowd the stuffed bears for sale at P400 each. Beginning that day until December 2013, the cuddly toys are available for purchase and proceeds will be used to purchase oxygen tanks for the cancer-stricken children. Photo 7 Photo 10 The momentous event was capped off with a surprise visit from Santa Claus, perfectly portrayed by Marriott’s very own Executive Chef Meik Brammer. All the children happily gathered around him as he gave away Christmas treats, completing the Christmas atmosphere in the hotel lobby. The season of thanksgiving, gifting, and merrymaking in Marriott Manila has officially begun!   About Marriott Hotel Manila An inviting beacon set in the world class entertainment complex of Resorts World Manila, Marriott Hotel Manila is ideally located in Newport City across NAIA Terminal 3. A 15-minute drive from Bonifacio Global City and Makati Business District it affords a splendid view of the adjoining Villamor Golf Course. The hotel boasts 342 exquisite guest rooms that offers luxurious bedding, high-speed internet, 40” full high definition LCDs with IPTV and the new remote jack pack plug-and-play system. Hotel facilities include Quan spa, 6 meeting rooms and a Grand Ballroom, 4 superb restaurants, outdoor pool and a health club. For inquiries and reservations, call 988-9999 or visit www.marriott.com/mnlap.














One-of-a-kind Gift Ideas this Christmas from Harnn

  HARNN HOLIDAY GIFT SET (1) For those people who like to give something to a love one that will be cherished and remembered for a product that is too special that they would like to use from the day they received it from you. As the number of days lessens, moving towards the most anticipated season of the year – that is Christmas – more and more people are rushing in to shopping centers looking for gifts for the family, friends and loved ones. Choosing what gifts to buy for Christmas is as hard as moving through the rush of people who are doing their own shopping. Getting the right gifts for the right person is a different story. Luckily, we have HARNN, a leading Asian brand of body care and home spa products, which just arrived the Philippine shores just in time for Christmas. Drawing its inspiration to the unique Asian holistic philosophy that the key to well-being, is to maintain the natural balance between the body, mind and environment, HARNN is one of the best Christmas gift one could receive this season. HARNN offers an array of skin care and hair care products, which includes gels, lotions, oils, hand creams, body scrubs, shampoos, conditioners, and many others, with different themes and aroma that is sure to fit different tastes and preferences. Oriental Herbs Collection suits best to those who likes aromatic herbs and spices. The sweet scent of Siamese Jasmine is captured in HARNN’s Jasmine Collection. East meets west with the concoction of lemongrass and lavender with their Cymbopogon Collection. If you are into the exceptional fragrance of roses, nothing could go wrong with Oriental Rose Collection. Refreshing yet calming goes with Tropical Wood Collection with its sandalwood and orange blossom scents. HARNN also offers spa items that can be used at the comfort of your homes. HARNN’s Botanical compresses have unique therapeutic properties for relieving aches, muscle tension, minor skin ailments and improving circulation. Their Bath and Massage Oil Collection helps in sealing moisture in the skin and provide protection from the environment. HARNN’s Natural Rice Bran Oil Soaps and Aromatherapy Collection completes the holistic home spa experience, along with Vuudh, a collection of aromatic candles, fragrance sachets and room sprays that is sure to inspire everyone with its scents and Tichaa Herbal Infusion, restoring natural balance of the body from within. You can buy all of these at HARNN retail stores located at G/F Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Makati City and 2/F SM Megamall A, Mandaluyong City. To know more about HARNN visit their website at www.harnn.com.









Wednesday, December 4, 2013

" MULAN " PRE-XMAS SHOWS SET ON DEC. 14 and 19


Gian Gloria as Hua Mulan singing This Is Me. A Song highlight of the Musical A reparatory play will be more significant and will give more revealing insights on how the story was being told , focused, and a better way to educate people specially children on how they should play their part specially for the love of the country whatever gender and whichever is available in the time of need for reinforcement. As a pre-Christmas offering to all schools, parents and children, Kids Acts Philippines proudly presents “ MULAN ” with script and lyrics by LUIGI NACARIO and music by EUGENE BELBIS. The special shows are set on December 14 (Saturday) at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center at 10am & 2pm, Efficiency St., Subic Bay Gateway Park. And for those living in Metro Manila, there will be a show on December 19 at 3:00 PM, ST. CECILIA’S HALL, St. Scholastica’s College, Manila City Hua Mulan's Cast Villagers The story of Mulan, a popular Chinese heroine, comes from an old Chinese folktale entitled “The Ballad of Mulan”. Originally a poem – Hua Mulan’s story has been adapted into a number of different versions over the years.         Gian Gloria as Hua Mulan Fearless and determined, Mulan’s story starts out as China is facing the threat of the Huns. The Emperor seeks out the help of the men of different families to fight in battle. Former military man and Mulan’s father is among those chosen. Too old and sick to participate but also too honourable to walk away from the duty. Mulan’s father and his family are faced with the dilemna of being unable to send someone in his place. Without a male member who is old enough to fight, Mulan steps forward to serve in the army in his place. Ces Dela Cruz as Mulan's Mother and Terence Guillermo as Mulan's Father, This version of Mulan’s tale, unlike the other popular versions, shows the perspective of her siblings. It also shows that her parents have given her their blessings to do what she must. Mulan will then take appropriate measures to prepare for battle. The story unfolds around her buying the necessary equipment she will need before setting out. It also exhibits the different seasons she goes through during the course of the war. When Mulan comes home, she amazes everyone with the fact that she is indeed a woman.          Mulan (Gian Gloria) with Villagers (Zscharmaine Barretto, VJ Parreno and Agnes Sarreal)   Mulan (Gian Gloria) and Villagers (Shanelle Comia and Angel Yu) A story of family, sacrifice and courage rooted in the rich culture and tradition of China – the production of “ MULAN ” is certainly a treat that all families will enjoy. Hua Mulan's Cast The cast of “ MULAN ” features Gian Gloria, Mary Anne Plamenio, Agnes Sarreal, Ces Dela Cruz, Hyacinth Leonado, Angel Yu, Shanelle Comia, Zscharmaine Barretto, Derrick Gozos, Terence Guillermo, Jose Herrera, Noel Comia, Kendrick Ibasco, Rupert Alvarez, Michael Fernandez, Dusty Suarez, VJ Parreno and Denzel Guiao. Photos by Occasional Bliss Photography. For further inquiries, please call 7501551 / 09154478959 Or visit Facebook page – www.facebook.com/kidsactsphilippines Follow us on Tweeter – www.twitter.com/KidsActs Instagram: @kidsactsphilippines
































Sariaya’s ‘Wave Rave’ the Coolest year-end Beach House Concert-Party


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WHEN CONCERTS in big domes and parties in crowded urban hubs are all the rage, here comes an extraordinary concert-party experience this December. Dalampasigan Resort in Sariaya, Quezon proudly presents Wave Rave 2013, the ultimate year-end beach house concert-party! What better way to end the year than be with friends and family in an out-of-town vacation, while enjoying finest music and entertainment. Wave Rave 2013 features top-of-the-line artists including award-winning rock band Up Dharma Down and pop rock icon Yeng Constantino. Crack up with the infectious humor of stand-up comedians Super Tekla and Iyah from popular comedy bar “Laffline,” which is one of the trailblazers in Philippine stand-up comedy. And to cap the night, dance to the beat of DJ Nina, dubbed as the metro’s hottest female DJ and who’s a mainstay stunner at the top clubs and bars in Metro Manila.  Don’t miss Wave Rave 2013 on December 21, 2013 at the Dalampasigan Resort in Sariaya, Quezon. The 30-hectare resort is one of the budding tourist destinations in Southern Luzon waiting to be rediscovered. It’s just a two-hour drive away from Manila. There will be a shuttle service for participants to and from the resort. Gold ticket holders also get free resort accommodation. Part of the proceeds of the event will go to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Visayas. Tickets go on sale Friday 22nd November, call Noreen at 0915-653-1276. Gold P2,500 (hotel package), Silver P1,500

Monday, December 2, 2013

Join Philips in Helping Visaya’s for the Right Innovations that Matters to You



Want to  Help and be counted as one who  helped Typhoon Victim Yolanda? ,Send your bright and innovative ideas to build homes and Infrastructure that will be more suitable to this kind of typhoons and storms that we have had, that is tailored suit for every towns and community  that they may  be more confident to face this on the coming years to come.  Just follow this steps and make things possible and will be implemented until the time that those that are affected can stand up once again and face the future with more confidence and  protected as well.
The Philips ‘Meaningful Innovation’ program in the Philippines has three main phases:
Crowdsource. Filipinos are invited to submit their ideas for innovations that would address the needs of the affected communities by Typhoon Yolanda at meaningfulinnovation.asia/Philippines.com. Again, this could be through a supporting infrastructure to be re-built, providing access to healthcare solution, or helping families get back on their feet.
Curate. A group of Philips local and Global executives, together with partners will shortlist six (6) ideas from all crowd sourced ideas based on set criteria. Filipinos will then be invited to vote for the innovations that would best address the needs identified. The most voted idea becomes the project to be delivered.
Deliver. By teaming up with government, NGOs, and the Filipino people, the very first Philips ‘Meaningful Innovation’ in the Philippines will be delivered to the Visayan community chosen.
With over 120 years of innovation heritage, Philips partners with Filipinos to help pave a way for a better future for typhoon affected Filipinos by delivering meaningful innovations.
Deadline of submission of entries is until December 20, 2013. For more information on the “Innovation that Matters to You” program in the Philippines you can visit www.meaningfulinnovation.asia/philippines.
For more information on the program in Asia Pacific you can visit www.meaningfulinnovation.asia.





“Can’t Stop Christmas” At The Promenade


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Christmas has gone full blast at the Promenade at Greenhills Shopping Center with “Can’t Stop Christmas”, a Promenade holiday promo that lets mall visitors Pick A Prize from Santa’s Bag just by showing P2000 worth of single or accumulated receipts.
From December 1 all the way to December 31, customers who dine at any Promena de outlet or patronize any Promenade store need only present their receipts at the Redemption Center to grab a gift from Santa’s Bag. There are no “better luck next time” messages because everybody gets a gift.
All throughout Christmas, shoppers who patronize Teriyaki Boy, Kogi Bulgogi, Banana Leaf, Grilla Bar & Grill, Cibo, Tender Bob’s, Bizu Patisserie, California Pizza Kitchen, Arya Persian Restaurant, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Timezone, Hobbes & Landes, Piv N Print, BBQ Chicken & Beer, Las Paellas Café, Little Asia, Gerry’s Grill, Won Ton Restaurant, Figaro Coffee, Supercrocs, I-Gig Center, Gourdo’s, Michika Designer’s Bag, Beabi, Happy Lemon, Jesi Mendez Salon, Stackers Burger Café, Suzhou Dimsum, Mexicali, The Sizzlin’ Pepper Steak, Bonchon Chicken, Via Mare, C Verde by Big Chill, Yoh-Froz, Café Xocolat, Hizon’s Cakes & Pastries, Belgian Fries, Smokey’s, Potato Tornado, Taho Boy, FIC Ice Cream, Candy Corner, Just-In Magazine Corner, Sariwon,Tong Yang, Cupcakes By Sonja, BreadTalkSilver, Uncle Cheffy, J.Co Donuts, Cowrie Grill, Pancake House, Dr. Kong-Soi Thai Restaurant, Tampopo, Red Mango, The Urban Pantry, Roots Modern Bistro, Ebun/Mangan, Meatball Shop NYC, Zao Restaurant, Wee Nam Kee, SevenFriday, Starbucks, Cake Specialist, Lord Stow’s Bakery, Maxpedition, Taione Restaurant, Munchtown Food Strip, Yumi, Krazy Garlik, Peri Peri and Café Publico get to participate in the promo.
They stand to win anything from Greenhills Cinemas movie passes to t-shirts to big gifts like a Samsung microwave oven, a Samsung Note2, a Samsung Washing Machine, a 51 inches Samsung Smart TV and a 21 cubic feet Samsung refrigerator.
All outlets at the new Promenade are now open.

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