Villa del Conte, premium artisanal chocolates from Padova, Italy keeps on spreading the sweetness as it opens its new branch at the second floor of Mega Fashion Hall. Luxurious goodness of praline balls and praline sticks with creamy fillings, candy coated chocolates or Ovicinis, bars and more is now made more accessible to all those who have a sweet tooth. More treats and surprises are also in store this holiday season. For bulk orders, please contact 893-2575 or 621-6101. Go to http://www.villadelcontecioccolato.com/ to know more about Villa del Conte, or follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VillaDelContePh, Instagram: http://instagram.com/villadelconte, and Twitter: https://twitter.com/VilladelConte.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Manila, Philippines, September 24, 2015 – Caltex is serving another satisfying reward for motorists to enjoy their journey in Have a Slice Day promo. From September 15 to November 15, customers who fuel up on Caltex with Techron can enjoy a Greenwich Ultimate Overload Pizza, free.
Each P1,000 single-receipt purchase of Caltex Gold with Techron, Caltex Silver with Techron, and Caltex Diesel with Techron D at participating Caltex stations will earn one pizza stub. After collecting three pizza stubs, customers can exchange them for a Greenwich pizza coupon. The pizza coupon entitles motorists to a free solo size Ultimate Overload Pizza from any Greenwich branch.
Only at Caltex can motorists enjoy several of the best rewards programs in the country with each fuel up. Caltex is already giving away 1.5 million airline miles plus 3% rebate on HSBC transactions. For Caltex patrons who like to keep a tight shopping budget, they can get points and discounts by using their Robinsons Rewards Card. Traveling foodies can use their Happyplus card with every fuel purchase at Caltex to score Happypoints and get free food products at Jollibee, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, and Chowking branches.
Peter Morris, country chairman of Chevron Philippines Inc., marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, said, “It’s all about our customers. When we say ‘enjoy the journey’, we mean it. That’s why we are providing them several options to do this. So far they can select food, airline miles, rebates and shopping discounts, plus they get benefits that only Caltex with Techron can offer.”
Only Caltex with Techron provides drivers with the five benefits of maximized power, improved fuel economy, lower emission, smoother drive and reliable performance.
For the Have a Slice Day promo, customers can redeem their pizza with the coupons until March 31, 2016. Promo period is from September 15 to November 15, 2015. Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 11309, Series of 2015. For more information go to www.caltex.com/ph or www.facebook.com/CaltexPhilippines .
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Manila, Philippines, September 23, 2015 – Caltex and HSBC are giving their customers more reasons to fuel up by giving away a total of 1.5 Million Mabuhay Miles for free.
Starting Aug. 15 to Dec. 31, 2015, each fuel up of P1,000 using HSBC cards at participating Caltex stations earns one raffle entry for a chance to win one of ten 100,000 Mabuhay Miles or the grand prize of 500,000 Mabuhay Miles from Philippine Airlines (PAL).
This promo is in addition to the 3% rebate that Caltex offers on HSBC transactions and various loyalty rewards programs. Customers can use their HSBC cards together with other Caltex rewards program to earn points at the same time. For Caltex customers, enjoying the journey is no longer limited to the roads. They can take the fun across the sea and skies.
On top of all these freebies, only Caltex with Techron provides drivers with the five benefits of maximized power, improved fuel economy, lower emission, smoother drive and reliable performance.
The offer is exclusive to all primary and supplementary credit cardholders of HSBC Philippines. If a cardholder’s name is drawn more than once on a raffle date, the prize with the higher value will be awarded. The raffle prize will be credited to the winner’s Mabuhay Miles account. The prize is non-transferrable and non-convertible to cash.
The grand raffle draws will be held on Jan. 14, 2016 at HSBC’s office in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. To claim the prize, the winner must present the required papers at any HSBC branch within sixty (60) days from the cardholder’s receipt of the notification letter. The miles to be awarded are subject to Terms and Conditions of PAL Mabuhay Miles. Terms and conditions apply. Per DTI-FTEB SPD Permit No. 1027, Series of 2015. Please refer to http://www.caltex.com.ph for more details.
ASiA Enclaves Alabang is PHINMA Properties’ flagship affordable luxury condominiums featuring the largest single unit sizes among our other condo developments. It boasts a reputation for affordable luxury as the winner of the “Best Affordable Condo Development (Manila)” Award from the 2014 Philippines Property Awards, and was also one of the prestigious “Highly Commended Best Condo Developments (Philippines)” by the 2014 South East Asia Property Awards.
Its infusion of distinct Asian-inspired architecture to its condominium design creates a unique cosmopolitan atmosphere that is set to inspire city-living in the south. Delicately designed as a community set within the dynamic and modern setting of Alabang, ASiA Enclaves offers a new way to enjoy the essential luxuries of an urban lifestyle.
ASiA Enclaves is set near the upscale neighbourhood of Alabang in Muntinlupa City, where every convenience of a highly-developed urban center can be found. As a truly family-oriented locale, the Alabang District features several high-end malls, international schools and bustling business centers from the Madrigal Business Park to the Northgate Cyberzone.
ASiA Enclaves promises to be the ideal residence for the modern Filipino Family. Enjoy the essential luxury of space in ASiA Enclaves’ larger living spaces, with a wide range of units in the SATO premiere Suites—from two bedroom 54 and 56 sqm units and three-bedroom 76-sqm units. All units are ideally spaced apart to ensure a low density and private community.
Enjoy exclusive amenities including spacious function halls, adult and children’s swimming pools, a fully-equipped fitness studio and the relaxing Residents’ Lounge. Experience the privilege of living in an upscale community, with landscaped gardens, cobblestone paths and a dedicated security detail that keeps your family safe and secure.
PHINMA Properties developments have been designed to incorporate the ideal combination of affordability and quality. ASiA Enclaves features long-term payment plans that allow clients to buy their units faster and easier, with a price range starting from P1,590,000 for studio units to P4,457,000 for 3BR Units in the Sato III Premiere Suites.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
After more than a year of waiting, horror movie fans will finally get to see perhaps the most disturbing, and controversial films of the year—THE GREEN INFERNO.
Ahead of its US release, Solar Pictures unleashes the Green Inferno in local cinemas nationwide beginning September 23, 2015.
Directed by Eli Roth, the horror mastermind behind such groundbreaking films as Cabin Fever and the blockbuster Hostel franchise, Green Inferno is a terrifying, twisted and blood-soaked take on the a digital-age phenomenon known as “slacktivism.”
The Green Inferno tells the story of what happens when “slacktivism”—the well-meaning social-media response to global catastrophes—turns deadly deep in a South American rainforest.
When a group of college students take their humanitarian protest to the Amazon jungle, they are taken prisoner by the indigenous tribe they came to save. Trapped in a remote tribal village, these naïve, technology- dependent students suffer unspeakable acts as the victims of chilling and soul- destroying rituals reserved for only the most threatening intruders.
In early 2012 Eli Roth was working on a script about a group of college students who try to solve the world’s problems by using online videos to publicly embarrass anyone they see as doing wrong. Before he finished writing it, an organization called Invisible Children made the video “KONY 2012,” which urged viewers to help take down Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony.
Fueled by a worldwide social-media frenzy, the video was viewed more than 100 million times. Soon, however, the campaign came under intense criticism for oversimplifying—and in some cases misrepresenting—a complex situation, and the organization’s founder, Jason Russell, suffered a very public breakdown.
Roth was amazed that these real-life events so closely mirrored the central premise of The Green Inferno.
“Everyone in the world was tweeting about something they had learned from a YouTube video, and almost shaming other people into re-tweeting it, as if you were uncaring about Ugandan child soldiers if you didn’t,” he recalls. In the end, the KONY 2012 campaign did almost nothing to solve the problems it highlighted. Yes, it raised awareness, but just re-tweeting links to YouTube videos isn’t actually going to stop warlords.”
For Roth, the controversy surrounding KONY 2012 validated The Green Inferno’s core conceit—the idea that “slacktivism” is often just a way for social media users to feel like they are doing something about horrific events that are completely beyond their control. “It came from a good place, wanting to help others in a far corner of the world,” says Roth. “But ultimately it was more about people feeling better about themselves.”
Although the film offers a pointed commentary on this uniquely 21st-century trend, Roth’s primary goal is more visceral: to share with audiences his love for blood- curdling movie mayhem. “Horror movies were my passion growing up, and my favorite thing was being scared and watching scary, gory movies with my friends,” he says. “I love to terrify people. As things get worse in this world, and people feel a loss of control over things, they need an outlet, a place they are allowed to be really scared. Where better than in a horror movie?”
THE GREEN INFERNO OPENS IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 23, 2015, FROM SOLAR PICTURES.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
MANILA, Philippines – September 10, 2015 – WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and a worldwide leader in storage solutions, and Milestone Systems, the security industry leader in video management software, announced today a partnership to deliver video surveillance solutions to businesses and consumers.
Milestone Arcus™ Surveillance software will be available on WD’s My Cloud® Business Series network-attached storage (NAS) systems beginning this month; and is expected to be available on other My Cloud systems, such as the My Cloud Expert Series, in the future.
Milestone Arcus is a video surveillance platform designed to be embedded in hardware devices, such as compatible WD My Cloud NAS systems, to deliver customized, market-ready solutions. Integration of Milestone Arcus Surveillance software into My Cloud OS enables users to transform their versatile My Cloud Business Series NAS systems into networked video recording systems for their offices or homes. By simply downloading the Milestone Arcus Surveillance software through the My Cloud App Store, users can install up to 16 cameras, with the first two camera licenses free on My Cloud Business Series products. Additional camera licenses will be available at selected WD authorized distributors.
"Technology advances are enabling video surveillance to be broadly accessible to businesses and individuals across the globe,” said Sven Rathjen, vice president of marketing for WD’s Content Solutions business. “Together, WD and Milestone are focused on making video surveillance easy with a solution they can quickly set up and rely on for years. This is one of many applications available on My Cloud NAS systems, including home automation, media streaming and backup solutions.”
“Milestone is proud to partner with WD to offer a video surveillance solution for My Cloud NAS systems,” said Lars Nordenlund, vice president of Incubation and Ventures at Milestone Systems. “WD customers can now take advantage of the simple setup with automatic camera discovery, intuitive interface, remote viewing, mobile access and other monitoring features in Milestone Arcus software.”
WD’s My Cloud Business Series NAS systems are available through select distribution partners and resellers in Philippines.
WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.
Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
About Milestone Systems
Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, founded in 1998 and now operating as a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. Milestone technology is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations, providing flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help organizations to manage risks, protect people and assets, optimize processes and reduce costs. For more information, visit: www.milestonesys.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the estimated availability later this fall of the Milestone Arcus Surveillance software application and surveillance services on My Cloud products, the availability of particular features of the Milestone application and services, the success of the integration with the My Cloud products, and the growth and demand for surveillance capabilities in general. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the failure to successfully integrate the Milestone Arcus Surveillance software, the possibility of competing surveillance software applications or technologies; the success of such technologies and or other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent annual report on Form 10-K to which your attention is directed. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak as of the date hereof, and WD undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
Western Digital, WD, the WD logo, and My Cloud are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc.in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies. As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for transfer rate or interface, gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.
Taklub is a story of three major characters - Bebeth, Larry and Erwin, whose lives intertwine after super typhoon Haiyan left the city of Tacloban in a horrendous state. They search for the dead while trying desperately to keep their sanity intact, and to protect what little faith may have.
Bebeth (Nora Aunor) searches for the remains of her three children in the hopes that any identified records could match a DNA test from those buried at the mass grave. Larry (Julio Diaz) lost his wife and consoles himself by joining a group of devout Catholics carrying a life-size crucifix around the city. Erwin (Aaron Rivera) and his elder brother try to hide the truth of their parents’ death from their little sister.
As if grieving from the loss of their loved ones is not enough, a series of events, both man-made and natural, continue to test the endurance of the characters along with the rest of the people, waiting for a time to wipe those slow repugnant tears.
Directed by : Brillante Ma. Mendoza
Writen by:: Honeylyn Joy Alipio
Nora Aunor (Thy Womb, Hustisya, Naglalayag, Himala, Bulaklak sa City Jail)
Julyo Diaz (Bambanti, Sakay, Bayani, Serbis)
Aaron Rivera (Kinatay, Serbis, Tirador, Masahista)
Lou Veloso (Colorum, Da Dog Show, Kid Kulafu, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo)
Released by: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) thru Solar Pictures
Link to Trailer: https://youtu.be/G8I-TWyYYgk
Extend movie clip from Cannes Film Festival: https://youtu.be/DClWJsjDSs8
Cannes Film Festival Photocall: https://youtu.be/kEv4n3DSm78
Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Taklub’ premieres at Cannes, gets rave reviews http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/490438/lifestyle/artandculture/brillante-mendoza-s-taklub-premieres-at-cannes-gets-rave-reviews
Paje hails 'Taklub' success in Cannes
‘Taklub’ wins Ecumenical Jury Prize-Special Mention in Cannes
SM STA MESA
Last year’s SBP NCR champions, Xavier School
Excitement rises as aspiring basketball players from top schools across the country get ready for the regional championships of the country’s most prestigious interschool basketball competition, the SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournament 2015.
The tournament kicks off with the NCR championship game happening on September 12, 2015 at the Ateneo Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City. This will be followed by the Mindanao final on October 24 to 25 at the Almendras Gym in Davao City and the Visayas final on November 7 to 8 at the University of La Salle gym in Bacolod City. Wrapping up the regional rounds is the Luzon final, which will be held on November 21 to 22 at the University of Assumption gym in Pampanga.
The regional champions will compete in the National Finals for the right to be the SBP/Passerelle 2015 National Champions.
Pitting the country’s best school teams and the most promising basketball players, this decisive championship fight is where the young cagers give all their best for the ultimate victory and the next generation of basketball superstars will make their name.
Now on its 30th season, the SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournament provides an avenue for young cagers to apply what they learned from basketball trainings and showcase their skills in the court. This year’s play-offs will be participated by over a thousand players from 150 school teams from NCR, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournament is sponsored by Milo and organized by the Basketball Efficiency Scientific Training (BEST) Center, the Philippines’ premiere basketball and volleyball school that utilizes scientific approach in teaching sports. The school is known for producing students who become national basketball superstars, including Chris Tiu, Kobe Paras, Keifer Ravena, and Mark and Mike Nieto.
To know more about the schedules of SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournament 2015, visit BEST Center’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/BEST-Center-Sports-Inc/66172039922.
Friday, September 11, 2015
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Sunday, September 6, 2015
How do you feel about the future? Is your family doing okay? Are the people around you hopeful or gloomy? With the Brighter Life Index: Social Sentiment or BLISS, Sun Life will show how optimism, prosperity, and the bayanihan spirit can produce a positive ripple from ourselves to our loved ones and to the community where we live.
BLISS is a Facebook application that aims to get the pulse of Filipinos about their current financial situation as well as their outlook for the future.
“BLISS gives us the canvas to paint our #LiveFreePH campaign. Through crowdsourcing, we seek the brightest spots while also determining the areas that are in need of a bit more sunshine,” explained Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa. “Together with the Sun Life Foundation, we will help turn dim prospects to bright opportunities.”
How BLISS happens
Harnessing the power of crowdsourcing, BLISS gathers insights directly from consumers by asking Filipinos about their current state and their outlook for the future. Responses will be collected primarily via Facebook.
The results will be embodied by a map of the Philippines, where positive sentiments will be represented by sunny weather, while negative ones will be indicated by thunderstorms. This will be updated real time, with different aggregations available for viewing.
BLISS will also radiate warmth in real life, as the Sun Life Foundation pledges to match survey responses with a donation to help localities with bleak outlooks, as indicated by the stormy icons in the results map. Inspired by the practice of bayanihan (communal work), the initiative translates insight to action, via the information that will be shared by online users.
“Sun Life Foundation believes in action that is powered by insight, and we’re bringing that to the social media platform through BLISS,” said Sun Life Foundation Executive Director Anne Zillah Flores. “We’re taking it further by actually responding to the gaps that will be determined. We will fund projects to help communities with bleak prospects so they can adopt a brighter outlook.”
BLISS to #LiveFreePH
From the present to the future, BLISS narrates the changing story of Filipinos from multiple points of view: self, family, and community. Income, health, and work-life balance are identified as personal concerns; food, nutrition and financial security comprise the familial territory; while access to quality education, healthcare, and livelihood opportunities are the societal factors that impact the nation as a whole. When addressed properly, these concerns can become the building blocks of a nationwide movement towards financial independence.
“From BLISS, we lay down the blueprint of #LiveFreePH – to practice foresight by being conscious of our needs while sharing the benefits of living the brighter life,” Lopa said. “We hope that by working together towards financial freedom, we can create a story of a prosperous and optimistic nation, because in our journey to financial freedom, we can go far if we go together.”
Share the BLISS to help communities in need and the chance to win awesome prizes like an iPad Air. Go to http://bit.ly/1hDBxhn to begin.
About Sun Life Financial
Celebrating 150 years in 2015, Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2015, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $813 billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
It’s a fact --Filipinos love to sing. We all love to sing-along with an artist during concerts. One such artist that could ignite our passion for singing is Michael Learns to Rock. Yes, their Pinoy fans are now eagerly anticipating their one-night-only concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, on September 19, 2015. Expect the big dome to rock and reverberate with heartfelt emotions as audiences will deﬁnitely sing their hearts out with the band when they deliver their greatest hits, live!
This concert is a timely and momentous occasion to celebrate Michael Learns to Rocks’ 25 years of racking up a compelling and unbroken string of memorable, catchy, and timeless love songs. “The Actor”, “25 Minutes”, “Sleeping Child”, “Out of the Blue”, “That’s Why You Go Away”, “Nothing To Lose”, “Breaking My Heart”, Take Me To Your Heart”, “Someday”, “Paint My Love”, and many more hits have been dubbed as ‘all-time favorite ‘classics’.
Michael Learns to Rock was formed in the spring of 1988 in Denmark. The band is composed of singer and keyboard player JASCHA RICHTER, drummer KÅRE WANSCHER, guitarist MIKKEL LENTZ . This year 2015, as Michael Learns to Rock celebrate their 25th year anniversary, their biggest and most comprehensive Greatest Hits collection, simply title ‘25’, will hit stores and digital downloading sites soon. “25” marks the ﬁrst time that all of Michael Learns to Rock’s hits are presented in one collection, oﬀering a soundtrack of hits as you walk down memory lane.
Kåre Wanscher, drummer / co-founding member of Michael Learns To Rock, shared his views on how proud he feels about “25”, adding that “The collection of songs on this album represents the best of our work during the last 25 years. Listening to the album brings back a lot of memories and makes me conﬁdent that it has all been worth it. I hope that listening to this album will also bring you some good memories and great, positive emotions.”
With a global record sales of 11 million physical albums since the debut album in 1991, more than 6 million paid downloads, estimated 50 million video views on YouTube, more than 1 million plays on Last.FM, and years of sold-out shows in many parts of the globe, the Michael Learns to
Rock’s story spans 25 years of great music. Michael Learns to Rock’s phenomenal rise to fame and their continued success is anchored on their incredible gift to write, record and play great pop songs that touch the lives of people from all over the world.
Be part of this momentous celebration. Experience one big sing-along concert party as Michael Learns to Rock hits the stage with their greatest hits. You know their songs by heart. Sing it loud, sing it live with Michael Learns to Rock! Catch them Smart Araneta Coliseum on September 19, Saturday, 8:00 pm. Tickets are available at www.Ticketnet.com.ph. Presented to you by CCA Live Entertainment and Midas Promotions.