Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Last Five Chance to See "Matilda" at the Meralco Theater


Even if you’re little, you can do a lot” says a line in Naughty which is probably the most popular song from the well-loved and award – winning musical Matilda. This says much about Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group’s latest offering as it stages for the first time in the Philippines Roald Dahl’s classic story about Matilda – an amazing little girl with extraordinary intelligence and psychokinetic powers.

Now on its final weekend from December 8 – 10 at the Meralco Theater, this musical shows how little Matilda and her friends fought against the injustices of childhood with their wit, bravery and by being a little bit naughty.

Since its opening performance last November 10 at the Meralco Theater, Matilda the Musical has been highly-acclaimed by theater-goers both young and old making it one of the best theater events this season. Headlining this wonderful musical treat dubbed by Jovic Yee in an article as “the future of Philippine theater”, are three equally talented and brilliant Matildas – Esang de Torres, Felicity Kyle Napuli and Uma Naomi Martin.
 
From the outstanding performances of theater veterans and the amazing young actors who played Crunchem Hall’s revolting children to its masterfully crafted set design this musical is certainly a delightful production.  “There was not a moment that there was no anticipation, not a second that there was no excitement, not a blip where there was no engagement between audience and production”, says theater critic Sujata S. Mukhi. Another theater critic and online editor Vladimir Bunoan, described the musical as one that should easily appeal to the Harry Potter crowd with its dark and magical themes, empowered characters and imaginative visuals. Atlantis’ staging of this Dahl classic is one that captured the hearts of its audience – a powerful representation of an innocent story with a poignant charm that knows no age.

There will be no re-runs so catch Matilda The Musical on its final weekend from December 8 – 10 at the Meralco Theater. Tickets are available at Ticketworld (call 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph).

For more information and complete show details, visit http://atlantistheatrical.com/faq.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

UAAP Season 80 Eight Memorable #GoForGreat Moments


UAAP Season 80 is down to its last one or two games with the Ateneo Blue Eagles taking a 1-0 lead in their Finals showdown with defending champions De La Salle Green Archers last (November 25), which fans witnessed on ABS-CBN Channel 2, S+A and S+A HD, or via livestreaming on sports.abs-cbn.com.

As great as these two teams have been throughout the season, we cannot ignore the gallant effort of all eight teams in representing their schools.

So before we go to Game 2 action, set to be played this Wednesday (November 29) at 3:30 pm, why don’t we sit back, relax, and take a trip down the Season 80 elimination round, to relive the moments of greatness of each team? Here are the eight #GoforGreat Moments in UAAP Season 80.

University of Santo Tomas’ First Victory

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The Growling Tigers had a trying season, quite a long one if we may, as they watched themselves lose close game after close game before finally breaking through on their last playdate. It was quite a sight seeing seniors like Jeepy Faundo hugging former coach Boy Sablan at the end of the game against the UE Red Warriors while entrusting the future of the program to a youngster like Jordan Sta. Ana and to an extent, veteran swingman Regie Basibas, along with big man Steve Akomo.

UE’s Alvin Pasaol’s Record-Breaking Eruption

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Alvin Pasaol may not look like the typical basketball player as he’s quite heavy on the scales, but don’t let his looks fool you as Pasaol made quite a record for himself when he unloaded 49 huge markers on the befuddled Archers, almost single-handedly towing his UE Red Warriors to victory. His scoring binge surpassed that of UE great James Yap, as well as former NU gunner, and now Letran coach, Jeff Napa, and eclipsed even Bobby Ray Parks and Kiefer Ravena’s own scoring exploits. His 49-point outburst cemented Pasaol’s cult status among fans.

NU Coming from Behind to Fight for Dear Final Four Life against FEU

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The Bulldogs may have fallen short of their Final Four aspirations, but they gave that last Final Four seat a chase that almost shook the pants out of the Tamaraws down to the last playing day of the season. Staring at a 15-point deficit as the game was midway through the third, NU star JJay Alejandro decided that there’s still much to do, and took their Final Four chances by the horn. Alejandro orchestrated a backbreaking 22-2 run in the game’s last quarter and chased the Tams out of the building with a rousing 87-84 victory to keep their elimination at bay.

UP’s Paul Desiderio’s “Atin ‘to! Papasok ‘to!” Moment. TWICE.

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In a see-saw year, we saw Paul Desiderio live up to his scorer abilities and step up to the plate as his team’s new main man, especially during crunch time. His best moment, and possibly for any UAAP player this season, was when he said in their final time out with all confidence “Atin ‘to! Papasok ‘to!” against UST and then actually making the pressure-packed three point game-winner after.

Desiderio proved he is the real deal when yet again, he rose to the occasion in the dying seconds of their game against FEU with another game-winner. By that time, his in-game quote in the UST game has become his school’s unofficial slogan and is now etched in the history of UAAP forever.

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FEU pushing Ateneo to the Brink of Elimination.

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Coming into the season, many tagged the Tamaraws as dark horses. They have a new coach, no star players, but big name recruits like forward Arvin Tolentino. Their remaining starter was Ron Dennison who really never evoked fear on the offensive end. However, when they managed to get into the Final Four, they flat-out reminded everybody just how dangerous they really are when the team comes together. Pitted against eliminations topper Ateneo, everyone thought they would be run over. But Tolentino and guard Hubert Cani decided that they would live another day and took charge for FEU in the clutch in a moment of greatness against their former teammates.

Adamson Makes it to the Final Four

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After struggling for several seasons, the Falcons finally broke through and soared again to the Final Four in UAAP Season 79. Coach Franz Pumaren’s squad duplicated their feat with another trip to the post-season this year behind Jerrick Ahanmisi, Papi Sarr, a resurgent Koko Pingoy, a much-improved Sean Manganti, and an electrifying crowd-pleaser in Tyrus Hill. The Falcons also gave defending champion De La Salle University a tough fight before bowing out of contention, showing they are a force to reckon with in the UAAP.


Green Archers Halt Streaking Eagles Thanks to Dominance of Ben Mbala

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The Archers faced a tall order during their second round eliminations game against archrival Ateneo. After being beat in the first round by a solitary point, La Salle was hungry for revenge, but more importantly, they want to put a stop to the then unbeaten Blue Eagles to ensure that a Final Four will happen. Ben Mbala shook off every Blue Eagle big man that coach Tab Baldwin threw at him, powering the Archers to a 79-76 victory with 28 points and 19 rebounds. They did not just shattered the Eagles’ image of invincibility, they also prevented a step-ladder Final Four and went on to send the Adamson Falcons packing in just a single game.

Ateneo Tops Elimination

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No one expected the Blue Eagles to tear through the competition this year. True, they might have an intact lineup and a highly-regarded coach. But it was nowhere near screaming championship. It was a work in progress. No one averaged double figures a year ago and they we’re still just going by the discipline and execution that Tab Baldwin prided himself on. But lo and behold, Thirdy Ravena discovered his superhuman powers as he led Ateneo to victory after victory, racking up 13 straight Ws with the help of Matt Nieto, rookie Gian Mamuyac, junior Isaac Go and a much-improved Chibueze Ikeh. They may have faced a scare in the Final Four, but there’s no denying that as they pulled themselves up from the grave in the dying minutes of the rubbermatch against FEU, these guys are already great in their own rights.

As we marvel at the action and highlights of the 80th season of the country’s premier collegiate league, the scintillating Finals action resumes for more moments of greatness from the athletes who play their hearts out as Game 2 is set on Wednesday (November 29) LIVE from the mecca of Philippine championships, the SMART Araneta Coliseum at 3:30 pm on S+A, S+A HD, and via livestream on sports.abs-cbn.com. To look back on the greatest rivalries and greatest moments in the league, logon to www.uaap80.com.

“Titibo-Tibo” is the Himig Handog 2017 Best Song Winner

 
“Titibo-Tibo,” the feel-good song about a boyish girl who finds herself getting more womanly after falling in love with a guy composed by Libertine Amistoso and interpreted by singer-songwriter Moira dela Torre, bagged the Best Song and was announced the grand winner in the largest Filipino songwriting competition, Himig Handog 2017, during the finals held on the “ASAP” stage on Sunday.





Amistoso, who took home the P1 million cash prize, beat the other nine song grand finalists chosen among almost 7,000 entries. Her happy song served as her lucky charm. ”It’s not like the other songs which are about ‘hugot’ or pain. This is a happy song, with a happy ending,” said the composer in a recent interview.






Jona’s heartbreaking song “Sampu,” composed by Raizo Chabeldin and Biv de Vera, was chosen as the 2nd Best Song while Inigo Pascual feat. Aikee’s “Extensyon,” composed by Michael “Aikee” Aplacador, was announced the 3rd Best Song.





Janella Salvador’s “Wow Na Feelings” with words and music by Karlo Zabala, meanwhile, got the 4th Best Song recognition as well as the TFC’s Global Choice for Favorite Song special award.





The 5th Best Song went to “Tanghaling Tapat” performed by Unit 406 and composed by its lead singer, Gabriel Tagadtad.

The 2nd best song composer got P500,000 cash prize while the 3rd, 4th and 5th best song composers each got P200,000, P150,000 and P100,000, respectively.

Jason Dy and Kyla’s “Tayo Na Lang Kasi,” composed by Soc Villanueva, won several special awards including MOR’s Choice, One Music PH’s Choice for Favorite Interpreter, and MYX Choice for Best Music Video. Meridian International College, one of the ten school participants, produced the “Tayo Na Lang Kasi” official music video.

Star Music Listeners Choice went to “The Labo Song” composed by Karl Gaurano and Teodoro Katigbak and interpreted by acoustic soul artist Kaye Cal.

The other finalists in the competition were “Bagyo” composed by Agatha Morallos and interpreted by Jake Zyrus, “Bes” composed by Eric De Leon and performed by Migz Haleco, and “Naririnig Mo Ba?” composed by LJ Manzano and Joan Da and interpreted by Morissette.

Now on its 8th year, Himig Handog is a songwriting competition led by ABS-CBN and Star Music. It began in early 2000s and was later revived in 2013. Many entries from this songwriting challenge have become huge hits and have been picked as theme songs for several TV shows and movies. Previous songwriters and interpreters have gradually made their mark in the OPM scene.

The “Himig Handog” 2017 album is now available at all record bars nationwide for only P250. Digital tracks can also be downloaded via digital stores worldwide.

For more information, visit Starmusic.ph or follow Star Music’s official social media accounts at Facebook.com/starrecordsphil, Twitter.com/starrecordsph and Instagram.com/Starmusicph.

“La Luna Sangre” Opens “Power Unlock” Week with a Blast, Beats New GMA-7 Primetime Show


ABS-CBN’s hit action series “La Luna Sangre” kept its stronghold of its primetime slot as it prevailed over its new rival last Monday (November 27).

Based on data from Kantar Media, more viewers tuned in to the start of the show’s “Power Unlock” week and scored a national TV rating of 31.4% from combined urban and rural homes compared to the pilot episode of its rival program with only 15.6%.

Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,610 urban and rural homes that represent 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population.

In Monday’s episode, viewers witnessed how Malia helplessly pleaded to the moon and wished for her to gain power enough to beat Sandrino (Richard Gutierrez) and save Tristan (Daniel Padilla). Her hands suddenly glowed to red - a sign that a new power in her has awaken.

Now that Malia’s powers are unfolding, how will she use it against Sandrino? Will she be able to save Tristan before he dies in his coffin?

Don’t miss “La Luna Sangre,” weeknights after “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” on ABS-CBN and on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). 

Catch up on the show’s past episodes via iWant TV or skyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers. For more updates, follow @starcreatives on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Father and Son Piolo and Iñigo Lead Family Duos in “Matanglawin” Challenge this Sunday

 
Father and son Piolo and Iñigo Pascual put on their creativity hats as they try out a colorful challenge this Sunday (December 3), 9:45am on ABS-CBN on “Matanglawin.” 

Aside from them, Kuya Kim Atienza will also test the knowledge and teamwork of other family duos like hunky brothers Vin and Aljur Abrenica and sporty siblings Michele and Marco Gumabao.

Meanwhile, Christmas came early for the young skaters of the Philippine Skating Union when they got the chance to bond and train with their Korean skating idols along with Sandara Park’s younger brother, Thunder. Also get to know the miracle story of the “ice princess” with hip dysplasia and learn how to make a Gingerbread House in another jam-packed episode of the most-awarded educational TV program, “Matanglawin,” this Sunday (December 3), 9:45am on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD. 

Watch online via iwantv.com.ph and skyondemand.com.ph. For updates on the program, follow @MatanglawinTV on Facebook and Twitter.

Grammy Awards 2018 Nominees Announced

 
Here are the nominees at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy.

  •     Album of the year: "Awaken, My Love!," Childish Gambino; "4:44," Jay-Z; "DAMN.," Kendrick Lamar; "Melodrama," Lorde; "24K Magic," Bruno Mars.
  •     Record of the year: "Redbone," Childish Gambino; "Despacito," Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber; "The Story of O.J.," Jay-Z; "HUMBLE.," Kendrick Lamar; "24K Magic," Bruno Mars.
  •     Song of the year (songwriter's award): "Despacito," Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Erika Ender and Marty James Garton; "4:44," Jay-Z and No I.D.; "Issues," Julia Michaels, Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen and Justin Drew Tranter; "1-800-273-8255," Logic, Alessia Cara, Khalid and Arjun Ivatury; "That's What I Like," Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip.
  •     Best new artist: Alessia Cara; Khalid; Lil Uzi Vert; Julia Michaels; SZA.
  •     Best pop solo performance: "Love So Soft," Kelly Clarkson; "Praying," Kesha; "Million Reasons," Lady Gaga; "What About Us," Pink; "Shape of You," Ed Sheeran.
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  •     Best pop duo/group performance: "Something Just Like This," The Chainsmokers and Coldplay; "Despacito," Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber; "Thunder," Imagine Dragons; "Feel It Still," Portugal. The Man; "Stay," Zedd and Alessia Cara.
  •     Best traditional pop vocal album: "Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version)," Michael Buble; "Triplicate," Bob Dylan; "In Full Swing," Seth MacFarlane; "Wonderland," Sarah McLachlan; "Tony Bennett Celebrates 90," various artists.
  •     Best pop vocal album: "Kaleidoscope EP," Coldplay; "Lust for Life," Lana Del Rey; "Evolve," Imagine Dragons; "Rainbow," Kesha; "Joanne," Lady Gaga; "Divide," Ed Sheeran.
  •     Best dance/electronic album: "Migration," Bonobo; "3-D The Catalogue," Kraftwerk; "Mura Masa," Mura Masa; "A Moment Apart," Odesza; "What Now," Sylvan Esso.
  •     Best rock album: "Emperor of Sand," Mastodon; "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct," Metallica; "The Stories We Tell Ourselves," Nothing More; "Villains," Queens of the Stone Age; "A Deeper Understanding," The War On Drugs.
  •     Best alternative music album: "Everything Now," Arcade Fire; "Humanz," Gorillaz; "American Dream," LCD Soundsystem; "Pure Comedy," Father John Misty; "Sleep Well Beast," The National.
  •     Best urban contemporary album: "Free 6LACK," 6LACK; "Awaken, My Love!," Childish Gambino; "American Teen," Khalid; "Ctrl," SZA; "Starboy," The Weeknd.
  •     Best R&B album: "Freudian," Daniel Caesar; "Let Love Rule," Ledisi; "24K Magic," Bruno Mars; "Gumbo," PJ Morton; "Feel the Real," Musiq Soulchild.
  •     Best rap album: "4:44," Jay-Z; "DAMN.," Kendrick Lamar; "Culture," Migos; "Laila's Wisdom," Rapsody; "Flower Boy," Tyler, the Creator.
  •     Best country album: "Cosmic Hallelujah," Kenny Chesney; "Heart Break," Lady Antebellum; "The Breaker," Little Big Town; "Life Changes," Thomas Rhett; "From A Room: Volume 1," Chris Stapleton.
  •     Best jazz vocal album: "The Journey," The Baylor Project; "A Social Call," Jazzmeia Horn; "Bad Ass And Blind," Raul Midon; "Porter Plays Porter," Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King; "Dreams And Daggers," Cecile McLorin Salvant.
  •     Best jazz instrumental album: "Uptown, Downtown," Bill Charlap Trio; "Rebirth," Billy Childs; "Project Freedom," Joey DeFrancesco & The People; "Open Book," Fred Hersch; "The Dreamer Is The Dream," Chris Potter.
  •     Best compilation soundtrack for visual media: "Baby Driver"; "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2"; "Hidden Figures: The Album"; "La La Land"; "Moana: The Songs."
  •     Producer of the year, non-classical: Calvin Harris; Greg Kurstin; Blake Mills; No I.D.; The Stereotypes.
  •     Best music video: "Up All Night," Beck; "Makeba," Jain; "The Story of O.J.," Jay-Z; "Humble," Kendrick Lamar; "1-800-273-8255," Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Celebrities Share Their ‘Fitspiration’ Goals in Golden Fiesta’s Heart Healthy Camp


High-profile celebrity ‘fitspirations’ took time off from their packed schedules to sweat it out with fitness enthusiasts from different walks of life who participated in a holistic fitness program on the second leg of Golden Fiesta’s Heart Helthy Camp held on November 26, Sunday, at Track 30th in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Power couple Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico of the wildly popular ‘hubby vs. wifezilla’ videos brought their “feud” to the Golden Fiesta Heart Healthy Camp as they lead other celebrities such as former Philippine Azkals player Anton del Rosario and his fiancée, fashion designer royalty Sam Richelle: Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong; Mr. World Philippines 2016 Sam Ajdani; Volleyball superstar  Rachel Daquis; actress Maricar de Mesa; Miss World Philippines 2015 Hilarie Parungao; model-mom Angel Jones; singer-actress Ana Roces; and model June Macasaet who bravely tried out various fitness routines.



Participants were given the chance to interact with their celebrity fitspirations as they learn and enjoy new fitness techniques at the Golden Fiesta Heart Healthy Camp-all for free.

Aside from joining various stations of workout activities manned by professional coaches and trainers, participants also watched a live cooking demo-using heart healthy Golden Fiesta Canola Oil by Celebrity chef and fitness buff Jose Sarasola.

The Golden Fiesta Heart Healthy Camp is coming to a venue near you, so don’t forget to check out Golden Fiesta’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GoldenFiestaPH for updates on upcoming legs.

Watch Alab Pilipinas vs. Singapore Slingers ABL Match on ABS-CBN S+A at 8PM, November 29


Alab Pilipinas faces ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) powerhouse, the 2016-2017 season’s finalists Singapore Slingers this Wednesday (November 29) at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. 

Fans can catch the game LIVE at 8pm on S+A and S+A HD.

Bannered by 2016-2017 ABL MVP Bobby Ray Parks, and world imports Reggie Okosa and Ivan Johnson, Alab looks to feed off from the energy of an always-packed Sta. Rosa gym to put a dent on the Slingers’ record as well as get an early upper hand in their budding rivalry.

Alab stood toe-to-toe with their Singaporean counterparts last season, splitting the four games they played. Another interesting note in this matchup is that this season, former Slinger Josh Urbiztondo is playing for the Philippine side after signing up with Alab this year.

The Philippine team hopes to make a deeper run in the new season after falling short of their objective last year: to win a championship. Last November 19 at the MoA Arena, it paraded its new recruits in veterans like Urbiztondo, former DLSU Green Archer Rico Maierhofer, and Cebuano hotshot Dondon Hontiveros alongside new head coach Jimmy Alapag to start its campaign.

Alab almost beat the defending champion Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions last in that game, 89-92, with Okosa leading the charge for the home team with 28 points and 12 rebounds with fellow import and former Atlanta Hawk Ivan Johnson and Parks with 17 markers each. The three will take the cudgels for Alab once more to break into the win column against the Slingers, who defeated CSL Knights Indonesia 77-66 in their home opener behind world import Xavier Alexander, slotman Ryan Wright, and point guard AJ Mandani.

ABL’s exciting home and away format of the young league has endeared itself to fans in every place it visits, packing gyms to the roof as everyone is excited to see the stars from other parts of the Asian region visit their own hardcourt. Filipinos fans get an additional treat as some of our homegrown players are playing as imports in other teams such as the Slingers’ AJ Mandani, the Long Lions’ Christian Standhardinger, and Formosa Dreamers’ James Forrester to name a few.

Don’t miss the festivities at Alab Pilipinas’ home game against 2016-2017 ABL finalists Singapore Slingers in the continuation of the ABL action this Wednesday (November 29) LIVE from the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on on S+A and S+A HD at 8 pm. 

For more information and stories, visit ABS-CBN’s sports hub sports.abs-cbn.com and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday, November 27, 2017

LOCALLY Blended Juice Drink Brings its Fun Flavors on the Road with Locally Fruit Truck Launch at the BGC


The food truck phenomenon isn’t putting the brakes on conquering the global food scene, sprouting all over the metro and serving our favorite delectable dishes in the most convenient ways. But given the food truck’s growing popularity and the dynamic innovation in food service, have you ever heard of… a FRUIT truck?

Now that may sound new, but not anymore. Juice when you thought that Locally Blended Juice Drink couldn’t get any closer, it rolls out its Locally Fruit Truck at the Bonifacio Global City on November 24, Friday, to bring its thirst-quenching, sweet-sour goodness on the road.

 


Locally by NutriAsia, the first quirky Filipino juice line made from uniquely indigenous local fruits, jump-starts a fun and free-spirited weekend for millennials - and millennials at heart - with good food, refreshing drinks, and great company on the Fruit Truck’s launch at the 2017 BGC Passionfest.

The event, which starts at 6 p.m., coincides with BGC’s annual celebration of local arts and culture and everything Filipino - a perfect partnership in every sense of the word.

And what’s more Filipino than indigenous local fruits grown in Philippine soil, farmed by Filipino hands, and squeezed into fun and unique Filipino flavors?

Passionfest attendees and art and music enthusiasts are in for a quirky treat as the Locally Fruit Truck dispenses some real fruity goodness with its juice drinks, all for FREE! These include"

Tamarind My Bell (tamarind)
Pomelong and Lasting Love (pomelo)
Save the Best for SinigueLAST (siniguelas)
Calamansi’z the Day (calamansi)
Guyabano-body But You (guyabano)
You’ve Dalandan It Again (dalandan)
Mangosteenie Miney Mo (mangosteen)

 

During the event, mixologist Kalel Demetrio aka Liquid Maestro will serve exclusive and exciting Locally concoctions, even as hip-hop artist and R&B singer-songwriter Quest, together with rising singer-guitarist Keiko Necesario, aims to entertain attendees with an evening of fine OPM.

The Locally Fruit Truck is our modern take on the ice cream truck - which makes us jump for joy when you see it on the road or hear its bells and music play. We want Filipinos to feel that way - but at the same time celebrating our local fruits and juices, and basically just celebrating being a Pinoy,” said Gretchen King, group product manager-specialty F&B at NutriAsia.

The Locally Fruit Truck will serve free local juices made from homegrown fruits from different regions, exclusive Pinoy mixes co-created with expert liquid chef Liquido Maestro, and other fun Pinoy treats like no other.”

King reminds everyone to watch out for the Locally Fruit Truck’s upcoming stops in the metro and keep an eye for the special treats and other surprises that Locally is prepping for them.

Locally has caught everyone’s attention not only due to its bright-colored and creative packaging but more so because of its fun indigenous flavors. 

Now, we want to bring this unique experience closer to more Filipinos by rolling out the Locally Fruit Truck starting with this launch, like how our classic ice cream trucks brought us a refreshing kind of happiness and nostalgia on its wheels,” King added.

Local fruits squeezed to produce Locally Blended Juice Drinks are sourced from different parts of the country, namely: tamarind from Batangas, Pangasinan, and Bulacan; calamansi from Isabela, Tarlac, and Nueva Ecija; dalandan from Laguna and Mindoro; guyabano from Cebu and Misamis Occidental; pomelo from Davao; and siniguelas from the Negros provinces.

Aside from its Blended Juice Drinks, Locally also offers Merci Buco, the first Eco-Certified and pure organic coconut water in the Philippines. Merci Buco also comes in buco pandan and buco lychee variants.

The Locally Fruit Truck will go around Metro Manila’s top food parks, resto hubs, malls, and transport terminals. For updates and inquiries, visit the official Locally Facebook and Instagram pages at www.facebook.com/LocallyPH and www.instagram.com/locally_ph or email locallyph@gmail.com.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Get Your Very Own Brand New iPhoneX at Zero Cash-Out from Smart


The long wait for the most powerful iPhone yet is finally over! 

Starting December 1, SMART will start releasing the much-awaited iPhoneX in the Philippines. To be the first to avail of iPhoneX in the market today, you can now pre-order via the official Smart iPhone X page HERE.

No cash-out needed. Aside from that, you only need to pay only P3,199 per month for 24 months at Plan 1,499 (+ 1,700 device fee).  

Plan 1,499 gives you:
  • 9GB Data Package
  • 1 free App Monthly
  • Unlimited Texts to all Networks
  • 60 minutes of Calls to all Networks
  • Free month of Gadget Shield



The iPhoneX is also available at P3,499 per month for 24 months at Plan 1999.

This Plan includes:
  • 12GB Data Package
  • 1 free App Monthly
  • Unlimited Texts to all Networks
  • 70 minutes worth of Calls to all Networks
  • Free month of Gadget Shield

For all approved pre-orders, you can get:

Free Belkin Wireless Charger
15 percent discount on selected iPhone X Accessories at Power Mac Center**

**Discount offer only applies to those making their pre-order on November 24 until December 31. This discount is redeemable until March 1, 2018.



For more info, visit the official Smart iPhoneX page or Facebook/SmartCommunications

Thursday, November 23, 2017

7 Great Shows That Will Make You Want to Do a Binge-Viewing Party at Home


With more shows and movies making it to video-on-demand services, binge-viewing has become a new normal. But it is more fun when you share the experience with your family or friends at home. Here are seven binge-worthy shows and movies that you can stream at home with SKY’s One SKY fiber-powered broadband plans:

1. THE CROWN
One of the wildly successful Netflix originals to date, “The Crown” is a show that will make viewers get an insider’s look on the royal life of Queen Elizabeth II as well as the challenges, drama, and scandals that she has to surpass as the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.

 


The Golden Globe Best Television Series (Drama) stars Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II), Matt Smith (Prince Philip), Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret), and Matthew Goode (Antony Armstrong-Jones).

All season 1 episodes of “The Crown” are available for streaming on Netflix. Season 2 will hit Netflix on December 8.

2. RIVERDALE
This teen mystery drama based on the characters by Archie Comics has developed a strong following worldwide because of the thrilling adventures of Archie and his friends –Veronica, Jughead, and Betty in “Riverdale.” The hit teen series also features dark and disturbing tales about the seemingly wholesome image of their cherished small town.

 


All “Riverdale” episodes are available for streaming on Netflix.

3. GAME OF THRONES” AND “THE GAME REVEALED
A touch of drama, bloody action, and a hefty serving of thrilling twists all set in the mythical land of Westeros will definitely excite adventure seekers when they watch HBO’s hit series, “Game of Thrones.”

 


With the last season set to air in 2018, viewers can also go behind-the-scenes in “The Game Revealed” for exclusive interviews with the cast to know more about how they created some of the big moments from the latest season.

All episodes of “Game of Thrones” and “The Game Revealed” are available for streaming on HBO GO.

4. WESTWORLD
This science fiction western thriller has been making waves since it premiered last year. Set in a futuristic Wild West-inspired theme park, rich guests can interact with the android hosts of “Westworld” to indulge their wildest fantasies.



 
All episodes of the acclaimed HBO series are available for streaming on HBO GO.

5. THE X FACTOR UK
When it comes to finding the next big thing in the music industry, “The X Factor UK” is one show that has become a household name. “The X Factor UK” on RTL-CBS Entertainment stars Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh, and Nicole Scherzinger as judges.

 


This season, singer-songwriter Grace Davies, whose performances have been streamed millions of times, is now the lone girl representing Sharon at the live shows. Other remaining acts are Matt Linen (under Nicole), Kevin Davey White (under Nicole), The Cutkelvins (under Simon), Rak-Su (under Simon), and Lloyd Macey (under Louis).

“The X Factor UK” is available for livestream online through SKY On Demand, a streaming platform exclusive to SKY subscribers.

6. YOUTOPIA
“La Luna Sangre,” starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, is one of the most watched TV shows in the Philippines and it has further expanded in the digital world via a spinoff titled, “Youtopia.”

“Youtopia” an iWant TV original series, centers on Ryan, portrayed by former “PBB” housemate Axel Torres, who investigates why his four friends mysteriously disappear, only to come back very different. He then chronicles his investigations and adventures with his barkada in “Youtopia,” his vlog on an online community for vampire hunters called Moonchasers.

New episodes of “Youtopia” are available for streaming every Thursday via iWant TV, ABS-CBN’s streaming platform, after the airing of “La Luna Sangre” on ABS-CBN.


7. UMBRA
Age-old Filipino stories of supernatural encounters earn the spotlight in “Umbra: Anino sa Dilim,” iWant TV’s first original animated horror series. A different Filipino myth is brought to life every episode –from a folk tale about a white lady in Mindoro to other modern urban legends.

 


All episodes of “Umbra” are available for streaming via iWant TV.

One SKY fiber-powered broadband plans are available with speeds as high as 100Mbps for P2,899/month (with 300GB data allowance) and 50Mbps (P2,899/month unlimited plan; P1,899/month with 200 GB data allowance).

Other plans include 25Mbps (P1,899/month unlimited plan; P1,599/month with 150 GB data allowance),  and 10Mbps (P1,299/month with 100 GB data allowance). All plans come with SKY On Demand.

Access to HBO GO requires subscription to a SKYcable plan whose channel line-up includes HBO or HBO HD.  For complete subscription options to HBO GO, visit mysky.com.ph/hbogo.

Select One SKY fiber-powered plans are available in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Baguio, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, General Santos and Iloilo.  For more details on these plans, call your local SKY office or visit mysky.com.ph.

Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar x Enchong Dee Celebrate 12 Flavourful Years of Great Food and Festive Dining


Homegrown with an international flair, Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar is set to soar even higher in 2018 as it expands its distinct dining exPERIence.

Renowned for its Charcoal Grilled Chicken, BBQ Back Ribs, and 8 character-filled sauces, the restaurant has been steadily carving out its space among hearts of foodies in and out of the Metro since opening its first branch back in 2005.

Inspired by the flavourful kick of the African Bird’s Eye Chili, Peri-Peri has cooked great-tasting dishes with influences from South America while proudly wearing its Filipino heart on its sleeve.

Peri-Peri is the brainchild of local innovator Bryan Tiu. With his burning passion for food, the visionary has brought the many flavours of Asia and the world here in the Philippines through the IFoods Group Inc.

Our incredible growth in the last 12 years shows just how much our brand is loved. We laid strong foundations this 2017 by improving many facets of the restaurant. And as we welcome 2018, Peri-Peri is set to conquer greater heights and many more discerning palates,” said Tiu.

According to Tiu, Peri-Peri’s plans for 2018 and beyond included a “three-pronged approach” to the restaurant’s development.

To sustain our growth in the industry, we strengthened the brand’s major aspects this year. We put an exciting face to our exciting brand, added more creative and sumptuous offerings to our menu, and lastly, aggressively expanded our number of branches to reach more people,” Tiu added.


Peri-Peri and Enchong:  Love at First Bite

Recently, Peri-Peri has launched a series of online ads alongside TV and Cinema Ads featuring its official endorser, Enchong Dee.

Youthful and optimistic, Enchong perfectly matches the upbeat and active energy of the brand. The dynamic actor is well at home with Peri-Peri’s playful atmosphere.

A fan of the restaurant early on, Enchong said that he fell for Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar at “first bite.”

I fell in love with Peri-Peri not only because they offer the best chicken in the Metro but also because of the quality and love they put in every dish. You can just taste it in every serving,” Enchong said.

As a true testament of his love for the brand, the actor is also a Peri-Peri Happy Franchisee of UP Town Center, SM Megamall, and Ayala Marquee Mall in Pampanga.

Aside from the TV and Cinema ads he starred in, the actor currently stars in a series of videos available online that feature the vibrance of Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar; including one where Enchong dances to the festive moves of the Peri-Peri Chicken Dance.

The dance, according to the actor, was inspired by the “inherent fun energy” that you feel when stepping inside any Peri-Peri store.

We wanted to create something inspired by the really festive rhythms of South American street parties and hopefully bring people to their happy place. For me, that is Peri-Peri,” Enchong added.







A Celebration of Festive Tastes

In its search for more and bolder flavours, the restaurant also added more than forty new dishes to its already exciting menu. Taking inspiration from the explosive flavours found in South America, Peri-Peri made sure that each dish is tweaked to capture the local taste.

A selection of small plates was introduced by Peri-Peri recently. Each item can be enjoyed as an appetizer that complements the already superb chicken and ribs, or as a dish in itself. Don’t be fooled by the name though; they may be small but they pack a mean punch. What’s even more surprising is that these “small plates” are priced at P100 and P150 only. A welcome treat to the growing number of Peri loyalists.

From the glorious Grilled Bacon-wrapped Meatballs to the sinfully delicious Chorizo con Quezo Fondido and the highly-addictive Salted Egg Potato Chips, there are many must-trys to sink your teeth into.

For 12 years now, Peri-Peri is mainly known for their flavourful chicken, tender ribs, and memorable sauces. The newest additions though will surely make your dining experience only more indulgent and unforgettable.


More Flavours in Store For You

To further bolster its market presence, Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar intends to open up more stores in the coming months. More stores are set to open soon at Ayala Feliz, Marikina; SM Marikina; Okada Manila; Robinsons Manila; Brittany Square, Fairview; Robinsons Magnolia; Banaue, Quezon City; and Resorts World Manila among others.

Currently, the restaurant has 17 branches in and outside the Metro. Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar have branches in Nuvali Solenad 3; Alabang Town Center; McKinley Venice Piazza; Uptown Mall BGC; Greenbelt 3; Eastwood Mall; Capitol Commons; Megamall B; Promenade Greenhills; Evia Lifestyle Center, Las Piñas; Gateway Araneta Center; UP Town Center; Trinoma Mall; Ayala Marquee Mall; SM City Bacolod; Meerea High Street Mandaue, Cebu; and the soon to re-locate branch in Myanmar.



 
Through a combination of mouth-watering food accented by a playful ambiance; Peri-Peri has built a food empire that is as distinct as it is exciting.

For Franchising inquiries, contact Peri-Peri’s marketing arm, BrandAction Inc., at 09055158463 or 807-0399. 

For more updates, follow Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken on facebook.com/peripericharcoalchicken and instagram.com/pericharcoalph.

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