Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Music Run™ by Philam VITALITY brings the party back to Manila

Asia's most exciting run is about to get even louder this year

MANILA, PHILIPPINES— The ultimate 5k running and music festival drew nearly ten thousand runners when it first made waves in the Philippines last year. This year, The Music Run™ by Philam Vitality returns to ampup an equally large—or even larger—crowd with everyone’s favorite hits playing on 120 concert-quality speakers across McKinley West in Taguig City.
In partnership with music streaming service Spotify, The Music Run™ by Philam Vitalitywill rock Manila on December 3. Last call for registration ison November 25.
Philam Life has been at the forefront of leading innovations in the life insurance industry to change the general perception about insurance. Insurance is about living life to the fullest without worry and being healthy to pursue one’s passion and achieve one’s goals.
“This is the secondtime that Philam Life is partnering with The Music Run. We want to send a strong message that being healthy can also be fun and engaging,”Deputy Head of Philam Vitality Kats Cajucom said.
“One of our company’s main thrusts is healthy living through our Philam Vitality program, which is the first of its kind in the Philippines. It is a full-scale wellness program where members get rewarded for making healthy choices. Through Philam Vitality, we are taking active steps to positively transform the lives of Filipinos by helping them live longer, healthier, and better lives,” Cajucomadded.
“While most fun runs originate from the US, The Music Run™ started in Asia and expanded throughout the region before crossing over to Europe and the US in the last two years,” said Martin Capstick, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Exceed Sports and Entertainment who is organizing the run.

“The reason for its massive success is its winning formula that combines music with the ever-growing fitness craze into the ultimate running and music festival that also puts control of the run’s soundtrack in the hands of our Music Runners™,” he added.
The five-kilometer run will include five music-themed zones playing rock, pop, old school, hip hop, and dance. Using the live SpotifyMusic Voting App on, participants can vote up to five songs per playlist every day to build the official soundtrack for each zone.
The event will kick off with a pre-run performance by up and coming local alternative band Sud, while the after-run music festival will feature Australian radio house DJ Sam Withers.
Music Runners™ can select from two event packs—the Standard Pack for P850 and the Rock Star Pack for P1,400.The Standard Pack comes with a T-shirt, bag, beat band, sticker, and temporary tattoo. Those who would like to party with the Rock Star Pack will also receive a towel, water bottle, and cap.
Late registration for The Music Run™by Philam Vitality starts on November 1. Standard and Rock Star Packsfor late registrants are priced at P950 and P1,600respectively. Children less than five years old can join the run for free.
For lastcallregistrations starting on November 21, the Standard and Rock Star Packswill cost P1,050 and P1,800 respectively.
Registrants can collect their event packs at Glorietta 5 in Makati from November 26 to 28.
The Music Run™ first took place in Kuala Lumpur in 2014. Since then, it has drawn more than 100,000 runners across 12 events and nine countries.

For more information on The Music Run™ by Philam Vitality, please visit the official website, Facebook page, or YouTube Channel.

About The Music Run™
Launched in 2014, The Music Run™ is the ultimate 5k running and music festival. For music lovers, casual runners and fun seekers, The Music Run™ is more like a party than a run - it is the only 5km fun run that puts music at the heart. The Music Run™ empowers participants to control the soundtrack of the run by voting for their favorite songs in the build up to the Event. Voting is via a bespoke ‘Music Voting App’ and the songs with the most votes make the official run playlist.
On event day runners experience the world’s loudest 5k running course, known as ‘The Sound Track’. Over 120 speakers pump out the songs participants voted for across 5 interactive and music themed zones. The run ends with the ultimate after-run music festival. With music every step of the way, running never sounded so good.
2016 will see further global expansion of The Music Run™ with additional events across Asia and inaugural events planned in North America and Africa.
About Exceed Sports and Entertainment
Exceed Sports & Entertainment is an award-winning mass participation events & sponsorship agency. Exceed operates from four regional offices, staging innovative sports and entertainment events in eight countries across Asia. With a dedicated team of international and local experts, and a strong reputation for best practice implementation, Exceed provides tailored event solutions and delivers measurable results. Exceed was awarded Gold in “Best Event–Sports” at the 2016 Marketing Events Awards, the highest accolade presented by Asia’s most recognized event awards platform.

Villa Del Conte offers their customers a Gift item uniquely pack for corporate partners this Holiday season

What better way to strengthen your business relationships than showing your appreciation with Villa del Conte artisanal chocolates from Padova, Italy. You can choose from Villa del Conte’s wide array of luscious creations such as Praline Balls, Praline Sticks, Ovicinis and ‘Thank You’ dark chocolate. These Villa del Conte premium chocolates can also be specially curated in lavish gift crates with bottles of wine. Villa del Conte also accepts bulk orders for corporate gifts with personalized packaging. Visit Villa del Conte stores at Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, Resorts World, Alabang Town Center, SM Megamall and Robinsons Magnolia. For bulk orders, please contact 893-2575 or 621-6101. Go to to know more about Villa del Conte

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

MULAT (w/ TheRapist)


Philippine release date:               November 02, 2016  
Director: Maria Diane Ventura
Screenplay: Maria Diane Ventura
Stars: Loren Burgos, Jake Cuenca, Ryan Eigenmann
Genre: Drama, Mystery

BONUS FEATURE: The commercial screening of MULAT (Rated A by the CEB) will include the award-wining short film by Diane Ventura entitled TheRapist (R16). It tells the story of a young man (Marco Morales) accused of rape who is sent for psychiatric evaluation. As he recalls and narrates the details of what transpired the night of his alleged assault, his therapist (Cherie Gil) investigates through psychoanalysis the truth of his story.

MULAT Synopsis 1:
A film by Maria Diane Ventura, about the evolution of love and the understanding of it, as reflected in the dynamics of intimate relationships. Mulat is Rated A by the Cinema Evaluation Board.

MULAT Synopsis 2:
Sam decides to break off her engagement and leave her tumultuous relationship behind after a brief but life altering experience. She resolves to focus on finding herself, her peace of mind and happiness and in the process she meets Jake, the man of her dreams. Everything seems perfect until she starts experiencing hallucinations and recurring nightmares that prompt her to question her own sanity. 

The process of self-discovery leads Sam to realize how fear and the memories of the past are subconsciously preventing her from getting what she wants the most. Will she allow her doubts and uncertainty resulting from her failed relationship be a self-fulfilling prophecy? Her journey to restore her faith takes her to different realms of possibilities and ultimately leads her to uncovering a shocking truth.

MULAT MTRCB Rating: R13* (Restricted 13. Strictly for 13 years of age and above)
Running Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Cinema Evaluation Board Rating: A

THERAPIST MTRCB Rating: R16* (Restricted 16. Strictly for 16 years of age and above)
Running Time: 15 minutes

IMPORTANT NOTE: For the theatrical run on November 2, 2016, the higher rating of R16 will be implemented at the cinemas.

Released by: Solar Pictures

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Official Hashtags: #MulatAwaken #TryNotToBlink #TheRapist

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Sunday, October 23, 2016


- Defending Champion Cleveland Cavaliers to Host New York Knicks on Opening Night -

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Oct. 24, 2016The National Basketball Association (NBA) will tip off its 71st season on Wednesday, Oct. 26 with three games on opening night.   The NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers will host the New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by the second game, the Portland Trail Blazers will host the Utah Jazz at 10 p.m. ET.  For the third game, the San Antonio Spurs will visit the Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m. ET for a matchup of the teams with the league’s best records last season.  

Here is a preview of the opening night matchups:

New York at Cleveland: The Cavaliers will receive their championship rings before facing the new-look Knicks, who added former Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose and former Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah in the offseason.  Jeff Hornacek will make his head-coaching debut with New York.  Cleveland’s Tyronn Lue will coach his first regular-season opener after taking over as head coach last January and leading the Cavaliers to their first NBA title in franchise history.  Four-time Kia NBA MVP LeBron James of Cleveland opens the season needing 114 points to pass Hakeem Olajuwon for 10th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

Utah at Portland: The Trail Blazers, who have won an NBA-record 15 consecutive regular-season home openers, feature one of the NBA’s best backcourts in two-time All-Star Damian Lillard and 2015-16 Kia NBA Most Improved Player CJ McCollum.  The two guards led Portland to its third consecutive playoff appearance last season.  The Jazz, looking to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2012, added veterans Boris Diaw, George Hill and Joe Johnson in the offseason to complement a promising young core.  Utah’s Gordon Hayward, who averaged a team-high 19.7 points last season, will miss the game with a finger injury.   

San Antonio at Golden State: Kevin Durant will make his debut with the Warriors, who signed the four-time scoring champion and 2013-14 Kia NBA MVP after a league-record 73-9 season and a loss to Cleveland in The Finals 2016.  Durant joins two-time reigning Kia NBA MVP Stephen Curry and fellow All-Stars Draymond Green and Klay Thompson to give the Golden State a potent offense.  The Spurs will have a new look with six-time All-Star Pau Gasol at center in place of NBA legend Tim Duncan, who retired after 19 seasons with San Antonio. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has a 17-2 record in regular-season openers.
Below please find the NBA broadcast schedule in the Philippines on Oct. 26

·         New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers, Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 a.m. on NBA Premium TV
·         Utah Jazz at Portland Trail Blazers, Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. on Basketball TV
·         San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors, Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m. on ABS-CBN S+A and NBA Premium TV

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League.  The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, and the NBA App, which achieved record viewership and traffic during the 2015-16 season.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Spooky Treats and Tricks at Marriott Manila

Witches, wizards and ghosts have come alive and are on their way to haunt Marriott Manila this Halloween. The hotel doors are now widely open to everyone who is up for freakin’ great treats and tricks! Our pastry enchanters, led by Chef Fil Afable, have come up with both eerie and charming goodies to fill in your pumpkin bags. Creeping out from the oven are crisp finger cookies of Count Dracula and Incredible Hulk for Php 60/2 pieces. 

Get under the spell of hair-raising confections like the Spider Web Cake, a cheesecake-base covered by luscious chocolate ganache for Php1,800; Ghost Cupcakes, dark chocolate cupcake topped by fluffy marshmallows on butter cream frosting, that can be purchased per piece for Php 190; and bury your sweet cravings while gorging on Ghoul’s Graveyard Brownies adorned with dark chocolate chips and vanilla shortbread headstones for Php 1,600.

 Lollicakes are given its scare make-over, such as vanilla flavored Mummy Lollicake and ube cake with purple yam frosting Bat Lollicake – both for Php 190 per piece. You can’t also miss the rare Pumpkin Icecream made of gingersnap cookie crust filled with creamy pumpkin mix and swirls of raisins, for Php 140/2 scoops. Get unlimited scoop of pumpkin icecream when you dine in our buffet! These Halloween treats are available at the Marriott Café Bakery starting October 20 to 31, 2016.

Bring your little monster to our Hallow’s Eve celebration on October 30, 2016.  Vamp up your kids in out-of-this-world costumes and indulge in our thrilling lunch boo-ffet at Marriott Café for Php 2,500. Devour on our hefty spread of sustainable seafood, U.S. Certified beef, Western to Eastern cuisines, and ghoulish desserts. As soon as their energies are up, the trick or treat activity begins! Little aliens shall lurk around the hotel to steal fang-tastic loot bags overflowing with goodies. You were told, Marriott Manila is giving away buffet gift certificates for the spookiest kid in costume!

Brooms out, fly in for a fun-frightening Halloween at Marriott Manila.  For inquiries, advance orders and reservations, call (02) 9889999 or visit To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Matteo Guidicelli hunts for the most interesting van

In the final episode of Wheels Season 4, Matteo Guidicelli searches for the best van in the market. Together with the Wheels team, Matteo travels to Solenad in Sta. Rosa, Laguna to test drive some of the latest models from some of the country’s top car brands.

Also in this week’s episode, Uly flies to Thailand to witness round 7 of the 2016 Super GT season and experience firsthand the thrill of watching the finest race cars to the finish line, while Angel gives some safety tips on driving two and four-wheeled vehicles.

Make sure you don’t miss the final episode of Wheels, your guide to life on the fast lane. Wheels is now on its fourth season and airs every Thursdays, 10:30 p.m., on ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel. For firsthand info on the latest happenings in motoring, like and follow Wheels on, @PhilStar_Wheels on Twitter and @PhilStarTV_Wheels on Instagram.

Monday, October 17, 2016

A Brighter Tomorrow at Marriott Manila

There’s no better way to spend a weekend other than bonding with your family and kids with Marriott Hotel Manila’s “Annie the Musical Room Package”. A special treat for both kids and kids-at-heart, the hotel brings you more reasons to spend quality time with your loved ones in a comfortable room, nestled in heavenly sheets and looking forward for what tomorrow will bring as they add a theatrical thrill to your stay.

Stick up your chin and grin as “Annie the Musical Room Package” includes an overnight stay in Marriott Manila’s Deluxe Room, breakfast buffet for two (2) adults while children below 12 years of age gets to eat free at the Marriott Café and, (drumroll please…) two (2) Gold Tickets to ANNIE, the Musical play at the Newport Performing Arts Theater! You’ll definitely love the day tomorrow with an extensive array of breakfast favorites that will please the palate of both the young and the old and a selection of sweet treats that will bring rainbow to your day at the hotel’s cafe. Your stay won’t be gray and lonely with all these plus the hotel’s ample facilities that includes an outdoor swimming pool, Quan Spa and well-equipped Health Club.

Want more reasons to get that well worth break you and your family deserves? The adjacent Newport Mall boasts their Game Zoo that features up-to-date arcades and recreational games plus state-of-the-art kiddie and adult rides. Moms and dads can check out different outlets too, so everyone will surely be delighted with a staycation that has it all.

Don’t wait another day and book now to experience this affordable deal for only Php13,888++ with Marriott Manila’s “Annie the Musical Room Package” until December 4, 2016. For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 9889999 or visit To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Experience the Future in TV technology with TCL

TCL, one of the world's leading players in the global TV industry, continue to push boundaries in TV technology and design with its QUHD line.

Described as a quantum leap in picture quality, the atlatest product line of TCL has a host of features that makes it truly revotutionary with its advanced display technologies and innovative design.
Among its cutting edge features is the Quantum Dot Photo luminescence Technology that offers an enhanced viewing experience, an IDP (intelligent display process) engine that delivers the perfect balance of colour and clarity, and HDR Premium 1500 Technology that heightens contrast. Selected models also offer Black Crystal Display to dramatically reduce glare and Wide Colour Enhancer Plus to create vibrant colours and intensified shades.

Its audio features are no loess impressive with Dolby  Digital System , Smart Volume features which intelligently controls audio levels and allows automatic volume adjustment and a Built-in Sub Woofer to achieved a Cinema like experience.

Aside from being a technical powerhouse, the QUHD series is also stylish with modern Scandinavian inspired design features like an ultra-slim screen, X-shaped iconic stand and diamond precision cut curved bezel.

TCL's Quad line can also rightly be called the complete entertainment package- Its GoLive Application collects copelling live content from TV stations around the world, all in high definition. It also offers viewers access to a vast array of online content , from Youtube to Netflix so owners can watch their favourite online series and videos on their TCL TV.

With TV's this advanced, its no surprise that TCL took home not one, but two awards at the IFA 2016, the worlds leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances , accolades certainly made much sweeter as the company commemorates its 35th anniversary. In the Philippines, TCL has also climbed to the number three spot in terms of sales , giving it more reason to celebrate.

"TCL has always been focused on innovation. For 35 years, the company has invested in research and development to create better TVs that will give users a better viewing experience . We\re excited to share that here in the Philippines, people are already starting to recognize that TCL gives them superior picture quality and an immersive experience at an affordable price."said TCL's brand Marketing Manager , Amor Joaquin-Gallardao.

35th Anniversary Deals
Filipino families get even greater rewards this Holiday season from TCL as TCL unveiled its anniversary raffle promo Cool Deals Hot Wheels, where two Toyota Wigos are up for grabls.

Every single reciept purchase of participating TCL TV products form October 15, 2016 -January  15, 2016 , entitles customers to one raffle coupon, giving them a chance to take home a Wigo this Christmas.

The first raffle draw for October 15, 2016 - November 30 entries is on December 14, 2016. while the second raffle draw for December 1, 2016- January 15, 2017 entries is on January 27, 2017.

For more on TCL's Cool Deals Hot Wheels 35th year anniversary promo check out print ads and posters for details.

“A” for Apocalypse Child Cinema Evaluation Board hails surfing film as a potential hit

Arkeo Films’ newest production Apocalypse Child continues to receive acclaim as it is the latest Filipino film to receive a grade of A from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). The grade entitles the movie, which opens in cinemas on October 26, to get a 100-percent tax rebate.

Apocalypse Child tells the story of Baler-based surfing instructor Ford (played by Sid Lucero) who is supposed to be the son of a famous American director. One summer, this often-told tale comes to fore as the instructor’s childhood friend Rich, now Congressman of Baler (played by RK Bagatsing), has pulled strings for the director to acknowledge Ford. Chona (Ana Abad Santos), the mother of Ford, is ecstatic. This development comes at a time when Rich is engaged to be married to Serena (Gwen Zamora), and Sid has a romantic affair with a young Fil-Am tourist Fiona (Annicka Dolonius).

The Cinema Evaluation Board’s summation noted the excellence of the ensemble cast. The CEB said, “Aside from Lucero, also a standout was Gwen Zamora, leagues away from her ‘Bubble Gang’ persona as she evokes a simmering sexiness… The support was also very good, from RK Bagatsing… to Ana Abad Santos as Frod’s mom… to Annicka Dolonius and Archie Alemania in their respective depictions of wasted but still hopeful youth.”

The Board hailed the film’s production values. It described the editing as “sufficiently contained,” the cinematography as “imaginative,” and  the music by Armi Millare of the band Up Dharma Down as “apt as it captured well the melancholic surf vibe.” The CEB praised the production design by artist Christina Dy for maximizing the scenic locale “to the hilt.”

The members of the CEB also gave kudos to director-writer Mario Cornejo and co-writer-producer Monster Jimenez. The summation made a reference to the duo’s previous work, the 2005 Cinemalaya film “Big Time,” when it stated, “It is films like (Apocalypse Child) that remind us that there is always a fresh way of telling a story, and like the director’s maiden project with Monster Jimenez, Big Time, it is a potential sleeper and helps keep the indie spirit alive.”

Apocalypse Child is distributed by Solar Pictures. The movie is supported by Belo Sun Expert. For updates, like the Apocalypse Child Facebook page and check out website