Friday, November 23, 2018

Watsons Continues to Give Smiles Through “Operation Smile”

 

Nothing can brighten a day like seeing the precious smile of a child. That is why leading health and beauty retailer,Watsons, has been partnering with Operation Smile since 2013 in giving children born with cleft lip and cleft palate a chance to smile through free and safe surgeries. In the Philippines, an estimated of 4,500 children are born every year with this condition.

Founded in 1982, Operation Smile is an international medical service organization that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries worldwide who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate and facial deformities. It is dedicated to improve the health and lives of children worldwide through access to surgical care. According to Operation Smile, 9 in 10 children born with a cleft condition could die due to a lack of access to safe surgery.

 

Watsons shares the same passion and believes that through its partnership with Operation Smile, it can give smiles to these children and improve their lives and health. This year, Watsons is committed to help 400 children through itsmedical missions in Dumaguete, Iloilo and Tacloban.

 

Additionally, Watsons encourages its customers to support the cause by encouraging them to do good and feel greatWhen customer buys Watsons brand products until November 21, the customer will be able to donate to Operation Smile that will contribute to the surgeries of these children. From November 22 to December 26, customer can use Watsons Card or SM Advantage Card points to donate. 

Tarsier Records Bags its Forst Win at Awit Awards, “Phone Down” Hailed as Best Dance Recording

New music label Tarsier Records gets its first-ever recognition with "Phone Down," performed by Moophs featuring Sam Concepcion, as Best Dance Recording in the recent Awit Awards held at the New Frontier Theatre in Quezon City.

 

"Phone Down"—an electronic dance music (EDM) track composed by Moophs a.k.a. Chris Lopez, the DJ/producer who heads Tarsier Records—was part of the maiden tracks released by the music label when it started last year.   


A partnership between Warner Music Group and ABS-CBN Corporation, Tarsier aims to take locally-produced and globally-sourced music to a wider international audience and showcase Filipino music on the world stage. Tarsier's latest release is a collaboration between Moira dela Torre and Los Angeles-based artist, Nieman Gatus, "KNOTS," which premiered in Indonesia recently.

  

Now on its 31st year, "Awit Awards" is the longest-running music awarding body in the country with an impressive record of recognizing OPM's best and brightest, led by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI).


Catch the freshest urban and electronic tracks, follow @TarsierRecords on Facebook and Twitter. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

Gelatofix Lifestyle Café Releases a New Selection of Mouth-Watering Dishes



There are places that you come back to over and over again - the ones that keep on surprising, the ones that keep bringing something new to the table. In this case, the world-class entity of GelatofixLifestyle Café
Known for their over-the-top creative gelato creations, this ace café is unveiling a new wave of dishes complete with appetizing mains and delicious all-day selections. 



First on the line is Roast Beef with Mushroom Gravy. Savory and succulent beef slices make up the dish, smothered with a generous amount of rich herb cream sauce, also served with rice.
There's so much to love about the Chicken Parmigiano - tender chicken in crisp coating, topped with heaps of spinach, marinara, and melted cheese, conveniently placed with a side of rice.
Amping up a Pinoy favorite is the Adobo Flakes pizza, where flavoursome shreds of pork and chicken are roasted to a delightful crisp and drizzled on a bed of creamy mozzarella and tangy tomato sauce. 
Moving on to the all-day selections, the Grand Box Breakfast is a sure hit with thick slabs of bacon, crispy vegetable croquettes, scrambled eggs and potatoes, all of which served in a hefty breakfast box. 
Never underestimate the classic duo of Chicken and Waffles, crispy fried chicken chunks on top of warm, golden brown waffles. We're counting this as a breakfast win.
Lastly, the Arroz a la Cubana meets the perfect pairing of flavourful ground beef and mixed veggies over steamed rice, capped with a sunny side up egg.



Dare to bite into Gelatofix Lifestyle Café's new array of gastronomic dishes. To see what else is on their menu, visit them at the Ground Floor, BGC Corporate Center, 30th corner 11th Street,  Bonifacio Global City,  Taguig City.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

ABS-CBN Releases Joint Statement of the DILG and “FPJ's Ang Probinsyano” Producer

 

ABS-CBN and the Department of Interior and Local Government met yesterday (Nov. 21) in Camp Crame and resolved the issues related to the program "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano." It was a fruitful dialogue wherein both parties were thankful for the chance to express their views directly to each other. 

 

The PNP stated the importance of the support and respect of the people to its organization, while recognizing ABS-CBN's freedom to create and convey the story of the program. 

For its part, ABS-CBN assured them that the program will continue to portray Cardo Dalisay as a police officer with integrity, who is dedicated to serve and protect the people. 

 

The DILG, including its attached agency the Philippine National Police, will continue to support "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" as it continues to inspire Filipinos with the valuable lesson that in the end, good will always triumph over evil.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

McJim Short Films "Pitaka" and "No Strings Attached" Wins Awards at CMMA and in Wales and Liverpool International Film Festivals


It may be gratifying to receive international recognitions for our artistic works, but it is ultimately more rewarding when a prestigious Philippine award-giving body acknowledges the sheer amount of talent Filipinos possess when crafting world-class content for the many creative endeavors they get into.

This is the message that trusted leather goods brand McJim Classic Leather wants to convey after its debut short film “Pitaka” (The Wallet) was hailed last November 14 as the Best Branded Digital Ad at the 40th Catholic Mass Media Awards. It is the newest category in the CMMA that recognizes the shift in media consumption of the modern Filipino.

 



Directed by public relations entrepreneur Chris Cahilig, “Pitaka” is the result of McJim’s groundbreaking and innovative efforts to project the best of Filipino values to the world.

In producing well-executed and compelling short films like Pitaka, McJim has applied its philosophy of style, quality, and elegance - the same values that have driven it to produce truly world-class leather goods through the years,” says Cahilig.

And now, in the wake of mutiple nominations and awards McJim’s shorts have garnered from prestigious film fests here and abroad, McJim inspires us to look into ourselves first, to proudly claim our strength as Filipinos.

Cahilig affirms this, saying, “I am overwhelmed and thankful that ‘Pitaka’ has achieved recognition in my own country from no less than the CMMA. This reminds us that it should not take other countries to reward world-class Filipino excellence. We must acknowledge our own strengths and proudly uphold these before the world.

McJim’s “Pitaka,” produced by Cahilig’s Insight 360 Consultancy Services, Inc., bested six other finalists in the category, namely The Philippine Star’s “Andeng” (IdeasXMachina Advertising, Inc.); Southstar Drug’s “Credo” (Estima, Inc.); SM Supermalls’ “Daddy’s Girl,” “Little Things,” and “Tradition” (DDB Group Phils); and Manulife Philippines’ “Stand Up” (J. Walter Thompson Philippines).

Established by the late Jaime L. Cardinal Sin in 1978, the annual CMMA is one of the country’s most prestigious award-giving bodies for the mass media that honors works, individuals, and institutions that promote Christian values and ideals - something that is very evident in McJim’s “Pitaka”.

“Pitaka’s” storyline pays tribute to the heroism of older members of Filipino families, whose good deeds are sometimes taken for granted by the younger ones. It endorses the timeless Filipino values of sacrifice and perseverance as exemplified by the breadwinner “Kuya” played by Karl Medina, who shelved his personal dreams in order to provide for his younger brother (played by Art Artienda). The frivolous younger sibling would eventually express his gratitude and appreciation for his Kuya’s efforts through a heartwarming, unexpected gesture.

Cahilig attributes the success of “Pitaka,” his debut work as filmmaker, to its raw and honest depiction of a slice of reality in typical Filipino families presented in an extraordinary way. “By touching on a real-life experience, Pitaka’s narrative communicates to the viewer on a deeper personal level and establishes an undeniable emotional connection without the need to sensationalize,” says Cahilig.

To enhance “Pitaka’s” emotional impact, McJim explored the beauty of the Filipino language and collaborated with Palanca-winning poet and academician Louie Jon Sanchez in coming up with a beautiful poem that serves as the film’s narration (narrated by Neo Domingo). For this, “Pitaka” likewise won the Best Illustrated Poem category of the 2018 Wales International Film Festival last October 4.

“Pitaka” was also made possible by screenplay writer and line producer Juan Archimedes Del Mundo, cinematographer Cesca Lee, editor Cyril Bautista, and production manager Max Ganda.

 


Aside from “Pitaka,” McJim’s first horror-thriller short film “No Strings Attached” is also making waves globally, with its recent feat as Best Social Shorts in the Liverpool International Film Festival 2018 in the United Kingdom.

“No Strings Attached,” which has reaped over 1.5 million views on the McJim Facebook page alone, has been officially selected to participate in seven other international film festivals in the US, Europe, and Australia. Together with the LGBT-themed “Bag” and the more unconventional “Sinturon” (The Belt), McJim’s short films have been selected in at close to 50 international film festivals in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Serbia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Mexico, and Italy.

 



By collaborating with the best Filipino talents and employing innovative cinematic techniques, McJim tells its stories in a new light, an achievement that is validated by the prestigious awards the brand has so far garnered. But more than the international and local awards, what makes ‘Pitaka’ and other McJim shorts special is how these inspired and touched the lives of millions of Filipinos who have seen them,” Cahilig affirms.

As of this writing, “Pitaka” has been viewed over 25 million times in various Facebook platforms.

For generations now, McJim Classic Leather has been the leading and trusted brand for classic leather goods and accessories of superior quality and design.

For more information, visit and like the official McJim Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMcJIM/ .

Illumination Brings Dr. Seuss' "The Grinch" to the Big Screen


No one, it's fair to say, was better equipped to adapt The Grinch into a 3D animated film than Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri. Not only had he successfully adapted two other Seuss books into feature films - 2008's Horton Hears a Who! and 2012's The Lorax - but his company, Illumination, has dominated the world of animation for more than a decade with sweet and subversive characters and unexpected stories, including The Secret Life of Pets, Sing, and most notably Gru and his Minions in the Despicable Me franchise, which has grossed more than $3.7 billion worldwide.

 
Watch The Grinch New TV Spot at YouTube: https://youtu.be/zGIrfjVkPPU

Meledandri can trace his attraction to delightfully flawed characters back to the Grinch. "From a very early age I found myself attracted to characters that had a wicked side to them, especially characters that you enjoyed watching be wicked, but I also like seeing their redemption," Meledandri says. "In a lot of Illumination films, there's definitely a recurring theme of characters who have a real edge or a bite to them. So How The Grinch Stole Christmas! was formative for me. I grew up in a household where Dr. Seuss books were plentiful."

The decision to make The Grinch into a feature film seemed an organic one for Meledandri. At the emotional center of that intention was a question they decided to explore: How did the Grinch become the way he his? "That became very organic, to our minds," Meledandri says. "At the core of this story is a character who was emotionally wounded as a child. He has placed himself on a quest to eliminate the joy of others because he himself has been left out of feeling that joy. The manifestation of that emotional pain is a character who has gone into seclusion, who has given up on the society around him. And it takes the most innocent and optimistic character imaginable - in this case, Cindy-Lou Who - to reengage him to life, to an openness to connecting with other characters, to believing in good."

The result, Meledandri says, is a film with a message that touches the heart and resonates long after people leave the theater. "As I've watched the film as we've been making it, I really love this hopeful feeling that the movie leaves you with. And getting to this place means that the character has transcended many of the things that have held him back: this desire to protect himself from feeling hurt, from being rejected. He actually wrecks this wall of meanness that he's erected."

In Philippine cinemas November 28, The Grinch is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  

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About The Grinch

For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic. 

The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit.  Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company.  With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food.

Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations.  When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas.  To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh.

Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who - a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer - plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheming threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one.  Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all?

Find out, Christmas season 2018.

Don't Let Constipation Kiss You Merry Christmas Goodbye!


Discomfort, days of waiting and, sometimes, tears are only some of the things constipated people go through on a daily basis.

You know that expression, “It looks like you’re constipated,” referring to your facial expression? That means you have a pained look; an expression that conveys you’ve been suffering.





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The suffering is real. There is no pleasure derived from constipation. A person is supposed to poop every day or at least regularly, not twice a week. Moving your bowels should give you a feeling of relief, not pain and more suffering.


So how do you know you’re constipated? Here are some common signs:

1. You poop less than three times a week. While it is not true that you should move your bowels every day in order to be in the non-constipated category, less than three times a week is too much. 

2. Your poop is painful, dry and dark. According to the Bristol Stool Chart, if your stool is hard to pass, lumpy and shaped like nuts, you are constipated. You are doing okay if your stool looks like a sausage, has cracks on the surface and is soft and smooth. It is not true that your stools need to be very soft. In fact, having very soft stools that are bordering on being almost liquid is a sign that there is a problem.

3. You’re always gassy. Yes, it can be embarrassing to always be farting, especially when you’re in a public place or, heaven forbid, while out on a date!

But being flatulent can be a sign of constipation. Yes, farting isn’t necessarily a sign that you’re on the verge of pooping. Having stored feces makes it difficult for a constipation to pass gas normally and this can result in flatulence.

4. Bleeding. If you see blood in your stool, you may be constipated. Having bloody stools can be caused by anal fissures resulting from hard bowel movement. But it can also mean there is bleeding somewhere in your digestive tract. It is best to have it checked by a doctor.
It’s not true that taking laxatives is an unhealthy habit. There is no evidence that use of stimulant laxatives leads to serious health problems.
 
With decades of clinically proven efficacy and scientific expertise, Bisacodyl (Dulcolax®) is the No. 1 laxative in the Philippines.

Bisacodyl (Dulcolax®) helps you be in control of your life by helping you poop regularly.





If you poop regularly without any straining or pain, you don’t feel bloated or gassy. It can make your life easier. Not worrying about constipation will give you time to enjoy the more important things in life like time with family and friends, traveling, going on adventures and many others.
For more information, visit www.dulcolax.com.ph

Monday, November 19, 2018

3 Ways to Explore Kidzania Manila this National Children's Month


It’s that time of the year again to celebrate the National Children’s Month and KidZania Manila underscores the kids’ rights with extra special activities for them all throughout the month of November.

Here are exciting experiences the little ones must try inside BGC’s indoor play city:



 
1. Discover the pleasure of reading, art, and crafts.

Let the kids maximize their right to create by joining National Book Store’s activities for them, such as storybook cover art making at the Art & Design Academy, and creative storytelling and book writing at the bookstore. Cool authors also come in during weekends to hold live storytelling sessions and make reading even more entertaining for children.



 

2. Play and learn other people’s culture.
Visitors get to discover another country’s culture through exciting games, exhibits and performances and enjoy their right to know courtesy of the Embassy of Mexico. They get to experience the Lotteria Activity at the Main Square, join the Mexican Dance Performance, and see the Mexican Toys Exhibit at the Tattoo Shop from November 13 to Nov 20. It’s Feliz Dia Del Nino (Happy Children’s Day) at KidZania on November 20.



 
3. Take the ultimate role-play challenge.

Allow the children to experience their right to play by letting them explore life’s possibilities with an adventure in Nido 3+/5+ City Challenge. Participants ages four to six years old can develop their agility, smarts, and resourcefulness together with their parents as they complete the Play, Learn, and Let go challenges in featured Nido establishments: National Book Store, Window Washing, Acting Academy, Police Station, and the Farm House.

Aside from these fun themed activities to celebrate children’s month, KidZania Manila offers over a hundred role-play opportunities for young visitors to explore and discover the grown-ups world in a safe, learning environment.

The play city offers 20% off for Healthy Options, O Shopping, and NBS cardholders all weekends of November so better take advantage of this exclusive offer.

Celebrate the National Children’s Month at KidZania Manila this month. 

For more details, visit manila.kidzania.com or follow the play city’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) @kidzaniamanila.

Celebrities Grace the Special Advance Screening for "Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2" at SM Aura


Nostalgia and excitement filled the air as fans, including celebrities, social media personalities, and members of the press, watched  Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 at the special advance screening for the much-awaited sequel November 12 at SM Aura Cinemas.

During the screening, held one week before the film opens in cinemas, fans laughed, cried, and oohed and aahed over the filmmakers' visualization of the world wide web. Jokes poking fun at the internet and cameos from some beloved characters from the world of Disney elicited the strongest reactions. Appearances by characters from the original Wreck-It Ralph, such as Felix Jr. and Calhoun, drew loud applause, and from the sequel's new characters, KnowsMore, voiced by Alan Tudyk (King Candy in the original) quickly became a favorite.

Check out the fun event's red carpet photos below.



Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 opens in Philippine cinemas November 21.

Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #RalphBreaksTheInternet

"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" Generates Box-Office Magin in PH with P109.53-M Opening Gross


Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald cast a spell at the box office in the Philippines, opening with an impressive P109.53-M in its opening weekend, this was announced today by Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warnrt Bros. Philippines.

The second of five all new adventures in the Wizarding World™ created by J.K. Rowling, the film opened on November 15, with sold-out shows and fans lining up to be among the first to see the film.  The opening weekend marked the year’s second-biggest debut for a Warner Bros. title, bested only by The Nun (P129-M). 

Soliven stated, “We are so excited that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has connected so strongly with fans, who have been eagerly anticipating a return to the Wizarding World.  We expect word of mouth and repeat attendance to carry the film well into the holiday season and congratulate the dedicated filmmakers and the talented ensemble cast, who have created a moviegoing experience that delivers for a broad audience.”

At the end of the first Fantastic Beasts film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).  But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.  In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.  Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. 

 


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Poppy Corby-Tuech, and Brontis Jodorowsky, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. 

David Yates directed the film from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling.  David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram produced, with Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serving as executive producers.

The film reunited the behind-the-scenes creative team from the first Fantastic Beasts film, including director of photography Philippe Rousselot, production designer Stuart Craig, costume designer Colleen Atwood, and editor Mark Day.  The music is by composer James Newton Howard.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films Production, a David Yates film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, being distributed worldwide in 2D, 3D, 4D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures.

#FamilyIsLove Shirts Now Available in ABS-CBN Store

 
There is no better way to celebrate Christmas than by spending it with loved ones - our family. Join the Kapamilya network in celebrating love with Filipino families this season using the “Family Is Love” shirts from the ABS-CBN Store.

Here are four things you can do with this exclusive offering:

1.    Make a family statement.

Despite the hard times with our loved ones, Christmas paves the way to unite everyone and make them appreciate the good things. Together as families, make the statement and highlight that love still prevails amidst adversities we encounter.

2.    Add color to your Christmas celebrations.

Available in seven exciting shades - red, green, blue, white, black, turquoise, and navy blue—the shirts will surely add color and fun to your numerous celebrations—Christmas parties, annual get-togethers, and family reunions. Tip: Color-code shirts to facilitate cool groupings and easy identification.

3.    Pick them as gifts to relatives and friends. 

Send the important message of love not just to immediate family members but also to relatives, friends, and coworkers using the #FamilyIsLove shirts as gifts and help deliver the season’s good news to more people this year. These shirts are perfect as gift of gratitude for their never-ending affection and support.

4.    Be one with the Kapamilya stars.

Join our favorite ABS-CBN artists in promoting love for the family to Filipinos here and abroad and encourage every Kapamilya to face challenges together as one family.

 
 
Avail the #FamilyIsLove shirts only at official retail channels: The ABS-CBN Store at the Ground Floor ELJ Building, The ABS-CBN Store pop-up kiosks at the ground floor of Glorietta 2 and at the 2nd Level of TriNoma, ABS-CBN Studio Experience at the 4th Level of TriNoma, CLiQQ Shop at 7 Eleven branches nationwide, and The SM Store branches nationwide.

You may also grab these online via www.abs-cbnstore.com, The ABS-CBN Store on O Shopping, The ABS-CBN Store on Lazada, and The ABS-CBN Store on Shopee. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

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