Wednesday, March 29, 2017

“Across The Crescent Moon,” the first Filipino film in Dolby Atmos sound, gets exclusive run at Power Plant Cinema



The action drama “Across the Crescent Moon,” starring Matteo Guidicelli, is having a special exclusive run at the Rockwell Power Plant Mall Cinema from March 31 to April 4. This event is made more special because the movie is presented in Dolby Atmos sound, making “Across The Crescent Moon” the first Filipino film to be mixed in the global film audio standard.

Dolby Atmos produces breathtaking sound quality. According to dolby.com, “The most immediately noticeable difference in a Dolby Atmos system is the use of overhead speakers… In a Dolby Atmos theater, every speaker—as many as 64 total—is powered independently and gets its own separate audio feed…In addition to the overhead speakers, (it) typically adds more surround speakers and screen speakers.”

Baby Nebrida, writer, producer and director of “Across The Crescent Moon” is ecstatic over this great feat. “It is a dream come true!” she declares. “Dolby Atmos transports us into the story with moving audio that flowed all around with breathtaking realism.” The veteran filmmaker described the experience as one wherein “sound moves around in a three dimensional space, so the viewer feels like he’s inside the action.”



“Across The Crescent Moon” tells the story of a Special Action Force (SAF) agent played by Matteo, who is tasked to investigate a human trafficking syndicate.  The movie had its first theatrical run last January. It is headlined by an all-star ensemble cast: Christopher de Leon, Gabby Concepcion, Dina Bonnevie, Sandy Andolong, Joem Bascon, Ivan Carapiet, and introducing Alex Godinez.

Award-winning sound engineer Mike Idioma of Wildsound is responsible for the sound design and mix. His company Wildsound launched their Dolby Atmos mixing studio two years ago. A number of Asian films have been mixed here, but Gold Barn International Corp. (producer of “Across The Crescent Moon”) is the first Filipino company to hire Wildsound’s Dolby Atmos services.

Idioma praised Gold Barn’s move, saying, “It marks a technical upliftment for Filipino cinema.” He adds that there are actually about 50 local cinemas that have Dolby Atmos but local producers have yet to maximize this technology.  “Across The Crescent Moon” now joins the ranks of international films like “La La Land,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Moana,” “Dr. Strange,” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” that are all mixed in Dolby Atmos.
Here is the full statement of director Baby Nebrida on why she pushed for this technical achievement: “When I created the story and the screenplay, I had the intention to have my film shown internationally because the subject matters about human trafficking and inter-faith relationship among Christians and Muslims have engaging universal appeal. The intended market is for international and not just local. People have commented before that Filipino films fail on technical excellence that's why it is difficult to penetrate the international theaters and satisfy its audience.

We thought of giving excellent quality photography by using the expensive Alexa XT high and Phantom quality Cameras for our film—exactly what Hollywood filmmakers use. And, then we wanted to use Dolby Atmos high quality sound, which was never used by other Filipino filmmakers in the history of Philippine cinema, to enhance the action and drama scenes with special effects so we can show to the world that Filipino sound engineers  (like our award-winning sound master Mike Idioma) have great talents and that we can access world class technical equipment in our country, too!

All these can be seen in the new version of ‘Across The Crescent Moon’ that will be shown exclusively in Rockwell Power Plant Cinemas on March 31, April 1, 2, 3, and 4!  This is a fantastic proof that the Filipinos can be world-class filmmakers!

The powerful message will be resonated to the many troubled countries that are burdened by biases and prejudices. This is a celebration, indeed, because we have many invitations to bring this film to so many countries and with the technical excellence we are proud to say that this is a Filipino made film! We showcase our country through this film and we want Filipinos overseas to be so proud of our country. We have done our best, given our all and we are so happy and so overwhelmed by the finished product! The Dolby Atmos sound is powerful, crispy and so realistic involving!

The result is sound that feels as though it's coming from the room we are sitting in. Raindrops can be heard hitting, individuals close-by, helicopters sound like they're flying right above us.
What do ‘Batman vs. Superman,’ ‘The Revenant,’ and ‘Star Wars, The Force Awakens’ have in common? They all use Dolby Atmos Sound!"

For more information about “Across The Crescent Moon,” check out facebook.com/CrescentMoonMovie/

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Light for Typhoon Nina victims





KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co. (KPMG RGM&Co.) volunteers led by KPMG RGM&Co. tax partner Maria Myla S. Maralit (rightmost) prepared the solar lamps and relief goods to be distributed to the families struck by Typhoon Nina.
 
 
  KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co. (KPMG RGM&Co.), the Philippine member firm of KPMG International, recently conducted a donation drive and relief and rehabilitation operations for the benefit of Typhoon Nina victims in the Bicol region. The firm partnered with JLo Big Heart Foundation, Inc., a DSWD-accredited non-profit organization based in Pili, Camarines Sur.
Light for Typhoon Nina victims

KPMG RGM&Co., its partners, principals, and employees contributed cash to purchase 500 rechargeable solar lamps and shelter rehabilitation kits consisting of basic construction materials to help build homes of families in the affected areas. The firm’s tax partner and people, performance, and culture department head Maria Myla S. Maralit, together with senior manager Joselle Anne Marie G. Sanchez and volunteer employees, joined volunteers from JLo Big Heart Foundation, Inc., headed by Ms. Mariefe N. Maralit, to distribute the lamps and shelter rehabilitation kits to affected families in San Roque Communal, Ocampo, Camarines Sur; Rotary Village Community, Pili Camarines Sur; and Bagong Sirang, Pili, Camarines Sur. Other beneficiaries include affected families in Saguring and San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur.

A total of 510 families were beneficiaries of rechargeable solar lamps, ten of which were recipients of shelter rehabilitation kits. Two hundred lamps were also given to affected families in Bato, Catanduanes through Mayor Leo Rodriguez.

Typhoon Nina struck the Bicol Region last year affecting a total of 446,496 families. The donation drive and relief and rehabilitation activity is part of KPMG RGM&Co.’s corporate social responsibility program.








TechnoMarine offers 30% off for the graduates.




 As its way of extending its most heartfelt congratulations to the graduating class of 2017, TechnoMarine offers up to 30% off on selected watch styles and models for the month of March! Perfect for active yet chic lifestyles, TechnoMarine is the best gift to celebrate and commemorate this momentous occasion. Powered by precision Swiss movement with superior craftsmanship, TechnoMarine is a stylish creation that merges the art of horological innovation with spirited design. TechnoMarine watches are truly a precious gift to be cherished for a lifetime. TechnoMarine is available in all TechnoMarine stores at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premiere, TriNoma, Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, and all MyDiamond boutiques nationwide. Promo runs until March 31, 2017. Terms and conditions apply.

Summer happiness with new Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors


                     


This year, the world’s favorite ice cream brand is sure to bring more happiness as it introduces new ice cream flavors to delight ice cream fanatics in the metro.  Here goes (drum roll, please): Butterscotch Toffee Blondie, Dulce de Leche, Salted Chocolate Truffle Crunch and Tiramisu Delight.

Available in stores now is the new Tiramisu Delight, a rich tiramisu and espresso ice cream wrapped with an espresso chocolate flavored ribbon and tiramisu cake pieces. A perfect treat to beat the summer heat is Butterscotch Toffee Blondie, which is made with butterscotch toffee pieces and brownie bits swirled with a toffee ribbon.

Upcoming flavors include Dulce de Leche ice cream swirled with a dulce de leche flavored ribbon (available in April) and Salted Chocolate Truffle Crunch, chocolate ice cream with a salted chocolate cookie crunch ribbon and chocolate flavored truffle pieces (available in May).

To know more about other Baskin-Robbins premium ice cream flavors, log on to www.baskinrobbins.ph or check out their social media accounts: facebook.com/baskinrobbinsph, Twitter, and Instagram @baskinrobbinsph.



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Dermcare Brings Beauty and Care



Channeling your beauty to radiate doesn’t come overnight, your skin requires pampering and care of a professional center that understands your needs. A center that provides all your skin pampering necessities has now come into full bloom as it introduces its new look and logo.

For 2 decades, Dermcare have continuously shared their unfailing love and concern for their customers, delivering utmost satisfaction to your every vanity regardless of gender, age, social standing, and personal preferences.

Dermcare have been like a second home to their clients as the center treats each customer as part of their family. The care that Dermcare delivers manifest through repeat customers that keeps coming back for the very reason that they feel that they belong.

Understandably, you would only want the best for the ones you hold dear to your heart. This is why Dermcare has up the ante, so everyone in your family and social circle can experience the care and passion that only Dermcare can give.

Pag-IBIG Recognizes Dermcare’s contribution to the community

Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card recently awarded Dermcare the “Loyalty Cardholder’s Favorite Partner” which equated to the number of cardholders who had the privilege to enjoy discounts at Dermcare branches nationwide.

Pag-IBIG Fund launched its Pag-IBIG Loyalty card Program in the year 2014. The program aims to extend the benefits given by Pag-ibig Fund to its members not just thru short term and housing loans but also to give them additional privilege in other necessities. Dermcare has been a Partner of Pag-IBIG Loyalty card since then.

Dermcare has served the Pag-IBIG members nationwide thru its more than 80 branches.  In 2016 alone, Dermcare has already extended an accumulated amount of more than P500,000 worth of discounts to around 2,000 Pag-IBIG Loyalty card members  who enjoyed up to 50% discount of Dermcare services and products.

New Logo, New Face
Dermcare's new logo is fused together with the care-centric ideals that they have at present. The flowers represent their growing clientele and how it has captured the hearts and gained the trust of the public.



In line with the new logo, Dermcare also launches the face of Dermcare - Ms. Nina Robertson, Mutya ng Pilipinas - Overseas Communities 2015. Nina embodies all the qualities that represents Dermcare, vibrant and full of energy!

True to its mission, Dermcare desires to foster care to its numerous clients by providing top-quality skin, hair and wellness services, as well as encompass the years of remarkable love and care for their customers.


Visit your nearest Dermcare branch today. For more information, follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/i.like.dermcare

LOVE YOUR HAIR WITH NOVUHAIR



At times when people sees us too stressed out either at work or going through our personal lives, We would be advised to calm down and “Let our hair down”, this idiom’s meaning is to allow yourself to behave much more freely than usual and enjoy yourself.

To give us much more reason to be carefree, we must be confident on how we look and feel. Take time to take care of your appearance and take extra attention to your hair. Hair is considered as our crowning glory, hence, it is pertinent that we start with it. Here are a few tips in maintaining a healthy hair.

·         Observe good hygiene all the time – regularly wash your hair to remove dirt and grimes.
·         Be extra careful whenever combing your wet hair – your hair is vulnerable to breakage during this period.

·         Use towel to dry off your hair after shower – Using hair dryer can cause damage to your hair; if you must use the heat then do so sparingly.

·         Eat the proper nutrition- Our hair is also dependent on what we eat. Iron-rich food and protein strengthens your hair.

·         Have enough sleep – Lack of sleep can cause hair loss. Sleeping allows our hair to repair and regenerate. Changes in our sleeping patterns have shown to affect our body’s immune and hormone function, as well as our physical and mental stamina. Our hair is very sensitive to these changes within the body.

·         Pamper your hair - Give your hair a proper massage with the nutrients it needs

Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss is made of 19 Natural ingredients which includes herbal components such as moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint.

Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching. #LoveYourHairwithNovuhair


Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. 

For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.

Novuhair encourages you to understand your hair




Other than your face, your hair is one of the first thing that other people notices, this very reason is why most people take extra effort in caring for their mane, but are you doing enough?
A hair salon is one of the usual places that a person would go to whenever they need to have their hair fixed, this is typical if you just need a relief from a bad hair day or to mend your split ends. What if your hair needs a more extensive solution such as for your hair loss?

Several factors can cause hair loss and understanding your lifestyle pattern may help remedy your condition.

·        *Stress is the most common factor in temporary hair loss.
·        *Incorrect use of hair products with harmful chemicals
·        *Childbirth also causes temporary hair loss
·        *Cosmetic procedures such as Rebonding, Perming, Bleaching and Dyeing
·        *Autoimmune diseases such as Alopecia.
·        *Medical treatment such as chemotherapy and Beta-blockers
·        *Medical conditions such as Lupus, Diabetes, Anorexia and Anemia can also cause  hair loss

Say goodbye to hair loss and scalp problems with Novuhair, natures answer to hair loss.  Novuhair is made with 19 natural ingredients that include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint and almost 100% natural.

Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching. It also penetrates deep to rejuvenate the hair follicles, provides optimum nutrition to help combat hair loss and/or thinning of hair, improves blood circulation in the scalp which contributes to the stimulation of hair growth.
Have your hair and scalp analyzed in order to check for problems. 


Novuhair, is offering a series of free hair and scalp analysis is various locations, check their monthly schedule at www.novuhair.com,

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/NovuhairOfficial  , Instagram: @NovuhairOfficial or on Twitter: @NovuhairNatural. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For online purchases, visit Lazada.com.ph and regaloservice.com.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

THE BRIDE







Synopsis 1:

THE BRIDE tells the story of a small town girl named Nastya. Newly married, her husband Ivan drives her to his hometown to meet his family. Upon their arrival Nastya feels she made a wrong decision: surrounded by uncanny people and eerie photos all around the house. Soon, Ivan disappears while his family prepares Nastya for a mysterious traditional Russian wedding ceremony. She struggles to calm herself down hoping all of this will end and that they will live happily ever after. Only if she can stay alive ...

Synopsis 2:
Nastya is a young woman who travels with her soon to be husband to his family home. Upon their arrival, she can’t help but think that the visit may have been a horrible mistake. She is surrounded by strange people and starts witnessing strange, terrible visions as his family prepares her for a mysterious traditional Slavic wedding ceremony. More than the wedding preparations, can she survive the next few days?


Loglines/Taglines/Quotes:
·        
      Here comes the bride …
·         You may now kiss the bride …
·         Until death do us part
                               
Director: Svyatoslav Podgayevskiy
Stars: Vyacheslav Chepurchenko, Aleksandra Rebenok, Igor Khripunov
Genre: Horror

MTRCB Rating: (not yet rated)
Running Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Company Credit: Released by Planeta Inform thru Solar Pictures

Link to view TEASER on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBrideTeaser
Link to view TEASER REACTIONS on YouTube:



Official Hashtags: #TheBrideMovie

Solar Pictures is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @solarpicturesPH


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Marriott Manila Joins Earth Hour with Dinner in the Dark



  
As the whole world turns off lights on March 25 for Earth Hour, Marriott Hotel Manila brings back their illustrious Dinner in the Dark at Cru Steakhouse. Due to popular demand, this unique dining experience returns in the most perfect and darkest night.
 

Dinner in the Dark first came to the Philippines at Cru Steakhouse last October 2016. It returns this year with a 4-course exceptional fete for only Php 2,500 per person. How does it work? Blindfolds are provided to be worn as you take a seat and finish the last dish. Dishes are kept hidden for you to unfold by your tasteful judgements.  A guide stands by for basic instructions and desceptions of what’s on your plate. Without the sense of sight, all your other senses will awaken to appreciate every flavor of the food and your ability to see.


Don’t just hide yourself in the dark on Earth Hour. As nature takes rest, jump up your appetites for this rare dining experience. Hit the dial button and see you in the dark!

For more information, please call 988 9999 or visit www.manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/MarriottHotelManila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.


Give your eyes a break with Essilor


  
Give your eyes a glare-free, well-protected summer holiday with Crizal® Prevencia multi-coated lenses

Summer is best known as the season of glare-related eyestrain, when you experience stinging of the eyes because of too much concentrated sunlight. But did you also know that eyestrain can be caused by other factors? Indoors, your eyes can also suffer long-term damage after facing the TV, gadgets or computer monitors at less than a foot away.

While light is an essential part of daily life – helping you see, regulating your body clock, and even providing you with much-needed Vitamin D – too much of it can cause painful eye conditions, including eyelid twitches, eye pain and extreme sensitivity to bright light. In severe cases, overexposure can permanently damage your central vision. Harmful blue light from artificial sources such as electronic devices causes retinal cell degeneration, while ultra-violet radiation from the sun contributes to the development of cataracts.

“Everyone, no matter the age or gender, should protect their eyes daily from bad effects of excessive exposure to light,” shares Dr. Emelita Roleda, Essilor Philippines general manager. “The effects of overexposure to UV rays and harmful blue-violet light may only be visible during adulthood, when vision problems like Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) set in, so we highly advice the Filipino public to take preventive measures against them.”

Essilor, the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, has come up with a solution that protects vision: Crizal® Prevencia multi-coated lenses, which selectively filters bad blue light and lets in essential good light needed for well-being.

“Essilor has undergone a rigid and thorough process in the creation of Crizal® Prevencia,” explains Dr. Roleda. “Its advanced light scan technology enables us to protect our eyes from irreversible eye conditions which threaten healthy vision.”

In addition to using Crizal® Prevencia lenses, she highly advices proper eye care. “Start by getting a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year,” she says. “Your eye doctor can determine the present condition of your eyes and help you take preventive or protective measures regarding possible vision problems.”

Another way to reduce the risk of eyestrain is taking frequent breaks from reading or monitor use, shares Dr. Roleda.

Lastly, she gives some sound sartorial advice when outdoors: “This summer, load your eyeglasses with Crizal® Prevencia lenses containing E-SPF 25. Then, pair your glasses with a nice hat or a sturdy umbrella.”

Indeed, eyesight is among the most important senses, but it receives less care than it deserves. By reducing strain, limiting exposure to harmful light, and making use of eyewear like Crizal® Prevencia lenses, you can protect your eyes all day long and ensure many more years of healthy vision.


Learn more about Crizal® Prevencia by visiting your eye doctor or leading optical shop nationwide, or by logging on to www.essilor.com.ph

Friday, March 17, 2017

TOP 30 ENTRIES IN DPC-PLDT VISUAL ARTS COMPETS ON EXHIBIT PRIOR TO AWARDS





Thirty entries from all over the Philippines were chosen out of 87 art works submitted for the 31st edition of the DPC-PLDT Visual Arts Competition (VAC31) which challenged fine arts students nationwide to interpret the theme “Habang May Buhay, May Pag-asa”.

The finalist entries consisted of realistic, abstract and graphic paintings that depict how Filipinos look at life, what they value and how they remain cheerful and hopeful in spite of adversities that they face. 

Prior to the final judging and the awards night scheduled on March 23, 2017, the finalist entries will be displayed in an exhibit at Pasilyo Vicente Manansala at the Cultural Center of the Philippines fromMarch 18 to 23.  The exhibit is open to the public and admission is free.

The top three winners will have their works on the covers of the Philippine Long Distance Company’s telephone directories for 2017-18, both for the DPC (Yellow Pages) and the PLDT (White Pages). The first place winner will also receive P100,000 in cash and the VAC31 Grand Prize Trophy, plus a P40,000 donation to his/her school’s fine arts program. Second and Third Prize winners will receive P75,000 and P60,000 in cash, respectively, trophies, plus corresponding donations to their respective schools.

“All the finalists deserve their spot in the Top 30. Their depiction of the theme, which came from different perspectives, were all all rendered creatively and with very well-developed technical talent. This is a testament to the quality of training and mentorship provided by our fine arts schools around the country. We believe that competitions like ours have a role in infusing a climate of excitement and friendly, creative rivalry among the fine arts schools that provide dynamism to the art environment across the country,” said DPC-PLDT VAC 31 Project Manager Ruben Tangco.


The VAC annual competition is a much-awaited event in the art world, particularly for young artists, as it opens up opportunities and gives recognition to the abundance of creative and artistic talent available in the country’s fine arts schools.

For more information, please visit VAC 31’s website,www.visualarts.ph, and its official Facebook page, VISUALARTSPH. Queries can also be emailed to visualartsph@gmail.com

Friday, March 10, 2017

Marriott Manila offers Fresh and Flavorful Dim Sum Set Lunch at Man Ho for Php 888



Mid-day dining should not be boring and a routine. After hustling in the morning, you definitely deserve a good, satisfying lunch to keep you going in the afternoon. New flavors in good quality and absolutely filling are the makings of Man Ho, the new Chinese restaurant at Marriott Hotel Manila. This new “talk of the town” Chinese fine dining dares to be the favorite spot for lunch breaks as it launches its Dim Sum Set Lunch for Php 888 only per person. A good deal with a variety of authentic dim sums from rice rolls, steamed rolls, desserts and a whole lot more.  




Man Ho created an assemblage of different dim sums so you can choose options to appeal your cravings. Start off with a soothing bowl of soup, go for either Hot and Sour loaded with strips of shrimps and scallops or Braised Minced Beef Soup with tofu tidbits and cilantro – distinctly different but both are palate-cleansing for the next dishes.








Next are the popular classics, in two servings, such as Ha Kau (Hakaw) that impresses with its huge chunk of fresh shrimp; the Siao Mai (Siomai) is stuffed with quality ground pork from Hong Kong; and “Chao Zhou” Style Dumpling has that raw complementing tastes of peanut, pork and spinach. More steamed delicacies are Pork Spareribs tossed in black bean sauce making it more piquant, succulent Chicken Feet in our chef’s homemade secret marinade, and Glutinous Rice made aromatic by its lotus leaf wrapper and flavorful because of its shrimp, pork and egg yolk stuffing.


Next to love are their rice rolls that are perfectly handmade in thickness and appetizing filler options such as well-seasoned Barbecued Pork with cilantroMinced Beef with fresh enoki mushrooms, and buttery Dough Fritters.




Then, to keep you more satiated, decide whether you would go for Yang Chow Fried Rice sprinkled generously with vegetables and seafood, Fried Rice Noodles with tender beef and beans, and Braised E-fu noodles seasoned by rich meat-like black mushrooms. And of course, the desserts are off to claim its own fame. Choices are Steamed Custard Bun with oozing egg yolk inside and Baked Barbecue Pork Bun that has a textured crust and well-seasoned pork filling.
This lunch fare is served swiftly in less than 15 minutes, perfect for business luncheons or quick rendezvous with family and friends. Experience nothing but authentic flavors heightened by traditional techniques served in a breeze at Man Ho. Available now every Mondays to Thursdays from 11:30am to 2:30pm. For reservations, please call 988-9999.

To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/MarriottHotelManila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

A run with nature at Filinvest City



Filinvest City in Alabang, the garden central business district of South Manila, served as the perfect venue for the recent 7-Eleven Run 2017 with the city’s greeneries as backdrop, providing over 20,000 participants ranging from fitness enthusiasts to families and friends an enjoyable race.

“We promised a bigger and more exciting run, and we are very happy that it turned out to be a success, thanks to Filinvest City and Skyway. Filinvest City provided the best venue for our runners,” said 7-Eleven general merchandise division head Jose Ang, Jr.

With a backdrop of tree-canopied roads, expansive walkways, and an innovative new “green spine,” a foliage walkway that spans across the northern and southern ends of the township, the run proved to be refreshing for the participants.  

Attesting to this was Adelle Cortado from marathon group U Can Yan (UCY). “We liked the routes at Filinvest City compared to other venues because they’re more comfortable and they’re surrounded by trees that’s why you won’t get sick of the scenery,” she shared.

For couple Adrian Madrelejos and Noreen Sumile, they considered their first run together in Filinvest City as a unique way to date. “Our first marathon together was enjoyable because the weather was cool in Filinvest City, which made our run easier,” they shared.       

With the success of 7-Eleven Run 2017, Filinvest Alabang, Inc. executive vice president Catherine Ilagan said, “We are thankful that 7-Eleven chose Filinvest City to be the venue of their annual run, and with the newly developed Filinvest City Event Grounds, we look forward to staging more events of this sort in the future.”

Filinvest City is a 244-hectare masterplanned property in Alabang that is home to some of the country’s premiere institutions and global companies like Filinvest’s very own Festival Mall, Crimson Hotel and Palms Country Club.

Indeed, it was the perfect day for professional runners, fitness buffs, families, and friends to take part in the biggest run of the year and experience a healthy dose of the outdoors at Filinvest City.