No Doubt's PUSH AND SHOVE Released!

It’s been eleven years since NO DOUBT’s last studio album, “Rock Steady” and seventeen since “Tragic Kingdom” produced the hits “Just A Girl” and “Don’t Speak”. This September 2012, American rock band No Doubt releases their fifth studio album, Push and Shove. The group’s natural camaraderie, not to mention the musical alchemy that occurs when these four friends reunite, is palpable throughout the band’s new album which is a supercharged blend of ska-rock, dancehall, and 80s electronic pop that will remind people why No Doubt has maintained its position as one of the most beloved and commercially successful acts of the past 20 years.

What's with the ViewSonic Pro9000

ViewSonic, a global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, continues its innovative leadership by launching today its breakthrough laser LED hybrid Full HD home cinema projector, the ViewSonic Pro9000.

Adopting state-of-the-art laser and LED hybrid illumination technologies, the lamp-free Pro9000 introduces an exciting new chapter to the home entertainment market, easily exceeding user expectations.

Intelligently combining breakthrough laser and LED technologies to provide more stable and safer hybrid lighting elements, the lamp-free Pro9000 enhances 50% color range and has 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The Pro9000 delivers vibrant, sharp, saturated high quality images and a rich color spectrum, enriching overall color rendition and displaying high-definition multimedia content in Full HD resolution. With the Pro9000, users can enjoy dynamic multimedia content from high definition Blue ray DVD players, media players and games consoles projected onto large screens.

Toshiba announces Satellite U840W and Satellite U840 Ultrabook

Toshiba Philippines, Inc. today announced the growth of its Ultrabook™ product line with the introduction of the Satellite U series. New models include the Satellite U840W, the world's first Ultrabook™ that offers a 21:9 cinematic display, and the Satellite U840, an affordably-priced everyday Ultrabook™. Both Ultrabooks™ offer a balanced blend of style, entertainment, productivity and portability powered by the latest 3rd generation of Intel® CoreTM processors. The Satellite U840 and the Satellite U840W will be available in the third quarter of 2012 in South and South East Asia.

“Toshiba is setting the pace in the Ultrabook category, leveraging on our heritage of building thin and light mobile computing products for more than 25 years,” said Ms Wong Wai Meng, Senior Manager of Product Marketing at Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd, Digital Products & Services Group. “For the first time, consumers can get the performance and mobility benefits of an Ultrabook™ in thin and light designs that cater to their needs whether they are price-to-performance value, entertainment or supreme mobility.”

Satellite U840W: The World's First Ultrabook™ with an Ultra-Wide 21:9 Cinematic Display 
The entertainment-optimized Satellite U840W offers premium features and design in an ultra-slim form factor. Designed with movie enthusiasts and productivity power users in mind, the Satellite U840W is the first Ultrabook™ of its kind to feature a 14.4-inch diagonal Ultra-Wide HD Clear SuperView display with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio. This display is ideally suited for movie buffs looking to enjoy 2.35:1 movies in their original format – without the black bars commonly seen on most notebook displays. The distinctive display is also ideal for multitasking, providing more space for better split-screen viewing of word-processing applications, streaming videos, social networking, browsing and instant messaging. To make it easy for consumers to utilize the extra display space, the new Toshiba Split-Screen Utility offers pre-configured and custom viewpoint grids, supporting multiple windows on the display.

Right mix makes San Mig Coffee team a PBA contender

With the right mix of veterans and upstarts, the newly-christened San Mig Coffee Mixers, formerly the B-Meg Llamados, vow to continue the winning tradition of their franchise as they gun for a 10th PBA championship in the league’s 38th season, set to start on Sept. 30.

San Miguel Pure Foods Company President Francisco S. Alejo III announced the change in team name to members of the press and fans yesterday, in lively launch at the 1Esplanade in Pasay City. He also issued his marching orders for the team.

“The mission is to keep the tradition of winning, excellence and fair play that made us a force to reckon with in the PBA,” Alejo said. 

Villar Foundation's Villards Cup billiards tournament at the Starmall

Villar Foundation’s tournament for a cause lends support to amateur players

The Villar Foundation, led by its Chairman and Managing Director—Senator Manny Villar and Former Las Pinas Representative Cynthia Villar, is staging the 2012 series of Villards Cup billiards tournament on September 23 and 24 at the newly opened Starmall in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.

Manny Villar  together with Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes, Francisco ‘Django’ Bustamante, Ronnie ‘The Volcano’ Alcano and Dennis ‘Robocop’ Orcollo

Sixteen amateur players from all over the province of Bulacan qualified for the competition. 

Philippine Billiards legends--Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes, Francisco ‘Django’ Bustamante, Ronnie ‘The Volcano’ Alcano and Dennis ‘Robocop’ Orcollo--will also attend the event.

"Billiards now matches the popularity of basketball among Filipinos, especially the youth. Support for this sport should be encouraged and enhanced," said Sen. Villar, who will lead the ceremonial 'break' of the billiard tournament.

With the Res|Toe|Run’s Family Adventure Shoe Safari

When it comes to shoes, more specifically, the best international brands out there, Res|Toe|Run definitely has everything down pat. It offers a unique way of presenting different types of footwear with its restaurant concept. Emphasizing on Res (comfortable casual footwear), Toe (toe flaunting sandals and slippers ), and Run (athletic inspired running shoes), expect to find mainstream favorites like Kickers, Sanuk, Native and Tretorn to more rare finds like Kruzin, Swims, Shulong, Salvatos, and Flipsters. Given the variety that it offers, Res|Toe|Run has become a favorite especially by families as they’re always sure to find something for each member, from mommy and daddy ate and kuya, down to the little ones.

Res|Toe|Run’s Family Adventure Shoe Safari

With that in mind, Res|Toe|Run recently came out with another awesome event that targeted the whole family. Set at the Robinsons Place Manila’s Midtown Wing last September 22, the whole-day event showcased various fun family activities for guests to partake in and enjoy.

EPSON launches world's smallest printers

Epson Philippines Corporation (EPC) has launched the next generation of its most affordable entry-level inkjet printers, which are also the world’s smallest models that are designed to save users running costs with their affordable supplies.

The new printers are:
·         The Epson Expression ME-10 single function printer
·         The Epson Expression ME-101 All-in-One (AiO)
·    The Epson Expression ME-301 All-in-One (AiO) that has Wi-Fi and uses Epson DURABrite Ultra ink

These new printers replace Epson’s best-selling Stylus T13 single function printer and Stylus TX121 all-in-one models. They are also the first models to bear Epson’s new “Expression” branding that will be used for future Epson printers designed for home use.

Carly Rae Jepsen releases debut album “KISS”

This year’s breakout pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen releases her eagerly anticipated U.S. debut album, entitled, KISS. The Canadian singer and songwriter wrote and co-wrote songs on the album, collaborating with songwriters and producers Max Martin, Dallas Austin, LMFAO’s Redfoo, Toby Gad, Marianas Trench singer Josh Ramsay and Matthew Koma.  Jepsen’s latest single “Good Time,” a duet with Owl City, has climbed to No. 3 on the Pop Chart, No. 5 on the iTunes Singles chart, and No. 13 on Billboard’s Hot 100, while the video, featuring Jepsen and Young, has racked up more than six million views on VEVO.

"These are lyric and song ideas that I have been collecting over the years,” Jepsen says of Kiss. “I can't tell you how lucky I feel to be able to collaborate with some of my dream producers. It has been the most fulfilling experience. The record is pop. It’s inspired by Robyn, The Cars, Madonna, and believe it or not, James Taylor. I can't wait to share it with everyone! Kiss."

Jepsen has been riding high with the success of her smash single “Call Me Maybe,” which has sold more than 7.3 million singles worldwide and has spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 so far, tying Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” for most weeks atop the chart this year. Certified quintuple-platinum in Jepsen’s native Canada (where it also hit No. 1), the track is an international sensation, climbing to No. 1 in the iTunes Singles charts in over 37 countries including the U.S. U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and more.  It also earned her a 2012 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best New Artist. 

GMA7, official broadcast media partner of ZAC EFRON visit for Penshoppe

Broadcast giant GMA Network recently inked an agreement with leading publicity firm PR Asia Worldwide to be the official broadcast media partner of PENSHOPPE Fan Conference 2012 which will present Zac Efron live at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on September 29, 2012.

Followers of the international star can witness the year's biggest Hollywood arrival by accumulating a single-receipt purchase made at selected PENSHOPPE branches and exchanged for SM Tickets until September 23.

WD introduces the My Passport Edge hard drives

 WD®, a subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation, today introduced its newest version of My Passport® line of portable hard drives for PC and Mac with the debut of My Passport Edge™. The My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for Mac® feature 500 GB of storage and a USB 3.0 interface for fast read/write speeds to help consumers effectively manage, share and enjoy digital content everywhere they go. Its sleek, ultra-slim design makes transport easy and convenient while a variety of security features protects the drive's content from unauthorized access.

The My Passport Edge for Mac portable hard drive complements popular MacBook® computers and MacBook Air® computer designs with an all-aluminum exterior to protect the drive and its contents from everyday bumps. The My Passport Edge for Mac is also compatible with Apple Time Machine® for added peace-of-mind and seamless operation out of the box with one’s Mac computer.

Medicol Advance presents TAPOUT PAIN games

MEDICOL ADVANCE with IBUFLUID, one of the fastest medications for relieving severe pain, presents one of the country's first Augmented Reality games of its kind: TAPOUT PAIN.

TAPOUT PAIN is the latest installment by MEDICOL ADVANCE as it continues its online rewards program among progressive, tech-savvy young adults. While enjoying the advances of the digital age – basically faster everything – young adults are unfortunately also prone to more frequent occurrences of debilitating or nakakapamaluktot na headache and severe pain like migraine, dysmenorrhea, and even toothache. For these motivated individuals, MEDICOL ADVANCE is a perfect fit. It's a pioneer in its category, being the first in the Philippine market to have IBUFLUID – an advanced, liquid form of Ibuprofen allowing for quicker absorption and, consequently, faster relief from severe pains. With TAPOUT PAIN, Ibufluid MEDICOL ADVANCE pushes the pain relief idea further: Eliminate the pain, and have fun doing it, too! 

OPM boy band 1:43 releases second album

SENSATIONAL boy band 1:43 (pronounced as “one forty-three”) affirm their status as the ultimate OPM pop heartthrobs with the release of their much-anticipated sophomore album titled “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” under MCA Music this September.

The album’s romantic carrier single “Sa Isang Sulyap” was released early this year as part of the Mang Inasal Mang Aawit Music Advocacy Program. It swept through the airwaves and became a phenomenal radio hit with listeners, especially among teens.

The song dominated most of the radio charts all over the Philippines and earned the No. 1 spot in the Philippine Radio Music Chart OPM Top 20 for a few weeks and was likewise included in the OPM MYX Countdown.

There are now close to 6,000 videos posted on YouTube using “Sa Isang Sulyap”—all in all, these videos have been viewed more than 23 million times. It is also one of the most downloaded songs today by mobile phone users.

It’s just right then, for 1:43 to name their sophomore album after the song that endeared them to more fans than ever. Their album “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” includes all-original tracks written by the sentimental prince of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) Myrus and arranged by Jonathan Ong of SonicState Studio. It is a follow-up to their highly successful debut record “Time for Love” which was released in April 2011.

From the looks of it, 1:43 has an even bigger hit in their new album as its carrier single continues to peak in popularity: “Sa Isang Sulyap” went on to become the official soundtrack of “Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4”. It has been played in popular TV shows like “ASAP 2012,” “Party Pilipinas,” “Gandang Gabi Vice,” “The Buzz,” “Walang Tulugan,” “KrisTV,” “Mars,” “Luv U,” “Happy Together,” “Angelito: Ang Batang Ama,” and many more.

1:43 is composed of four talented, charming, and stylish lads namely, Anjo Resurreccion, a University of Santo Tomas Psychology graduate and a MYX VJ Search finalist; Gold Aquino, a Business Administration graduate from the Centro Escolar University (CEU); Kent Malunda, a Political Science student from Silliman University in Dumaguete City; and Yuki Sakamoto, a Hotel and Restaurant Management student from CEU-Makati and the main vocalist of the group. Malunda recently replaced pioneer member Kim Nicolas, who left 1:43 to pursue a career in photography.

Aside from the monster hit “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” and its acoustic version, the album features three newly recorded songs composed by Myrus that are definitive of the OPM pop sound today. The mid-tempo songs “Halika Na,” which also has an acoustic version, is about strong bonds of friendship while “Umaga, Tanghali, Gabi” talks about a lingering kind of love.

Meanwhile, the album’s final track “Hiling” is a classic OPM ballad about loving someone unreachable. It is the first time for the boy band, known for its feel-good brand of music, has ever recorded a sad song.

“Our sophomore album is undoubtedly a product of our hard work and dedication in promoting OPM among the Filipino youth. With the musical direction of Myrus, we were able to record beautiful original songs,” relates the group’s spokesperson Anjo.

“Our avid fans, and even critics, will definitely notice how we all have matured as artists in our new recordings. We are highly inspired because we know that millions of people out there are listening to us now,” he adds.

1:43’s lead vocalist Yuki, on the other hand, is grateful for the support they have been getting from their fans.

“It’s still hard to believe that our song has touched our fans—to the point that it became their favorite love song. Sabi pa nila sa akin, parang yung ‘Sa Isang Sulyap’ na ang love song ng kabataan ngayon. Ibang klase ang feeling. It’s so nice when a huge crowd sings with us in our concerts and mall shows,” says Yuki.

Now one of the busiest OPM acts, 1:43 received two nominations for their first album “Time for Love” in the prestigious Awit Awards for Best New Group for the song "Pag-ibig Na Kaya?" (also known sa “PiNK”) and Best Christmas Song for "Merry Christmas Na."

To date, 1:43’s Fanpage in Facebook has garnered over 52,000 “Likes” and their YouTube videos are being widely circulated.

The album “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” by 1:43 is presented by McJIM Leather and is supported by F’g Freshgear and the Mendez Medical Group. More information and updates about 1:43 are available in their official Facebook fan page or you may call Chris Cahilig Talent Services at 6647213 or 6872692.

Kapuso Stars in Cosmo Bachelor Bash 2012

Kapuso stars turn up the heat as they make their way towards this year’s Cosmo Bachelor Bash happening on Tuesday, September 18 at the World Trade Center.

Two of GMA’s top leading men land in this year's Cosmopolitan’s Top 10 centerfolds showing off their jaw-dropping bodies. Alden Richards and Mikael Daez are all set to turn the ladies on with their irresistible and captivating looks.

Despite having a busy schedule, One True Love lead actor Alden makes it a point to work-out which is evident in his improved form. Meanwhile, Mikael, whose star shines brighter than even this year as he top bills GMA Afternoon Prime's Sana ay Ikaw na Nga, is just as ready to show off his godly physique.

Making the event even hotter are homegrown Kapuso talents and Starstruck graduates Dion Ignacio, Rocco Nacino and Enzo Pineda.

Other Kapuso actors who will appear in the much-anticipated show are Dominic Roco, Pancho Magno, Marvin Kiefer, Jay Gonzaga, Benedict Ramos, and Rey Talosig.

Brace yourselves as Kapuso stars heat up the Cosmo Bachelor Bash 2012.

Mikael Daez one of the Peace Ambassadors for the "I AM FOR PEACE" campaign

One of GMA's leading men Mikael Daez was formally introduced by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPPA) as one of the "I am for Peace" national ambassadors at the Malacañang Palace.

The "I AM FOR PEACE" campaign seeks to mobilize public support for peace through the involvement and engagement of the general public. It aims to broaden the peace constituency by harnessing and empowering basic sectors such as youth, women, labor, civil society organizations, and media as advocates for peace and development.

Mikael shares that being chosen as one of the peace ambassadors in the country is a humbling experience. "I am much honored to be a national peace ambassador. I am looking forward in making the most of this opportunity to reach out to the nation and promote something I firmly believe in. At the same time, this gives me another way to reach out to people beyond my acting and television shows."

Meanwhile, Mikael portrays the role of Carlos Miguel in GMA's AfternoonPrime Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga which airs from Monday to Friday after Hindi Ka na Mag-iisa.


For every purchase of Inspiron 14R (5420), Inspiron 14Z (N411z) (preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows 7 Home Premium),you will get a Dell voucher (worth Php 2,500) that you may use to redeem a Swatch watch.

This promo runs from September 15 to October 15, 2012

Watsons launches More Value, More Life campaign

There are many things we value in life. We value our family, health, relationships and ourselves. Whatever you value, Watsons values you. That’s why Watsons brings you great value offers so you can get more out of life.

See how these personalities share what they value & how they found great value in Watsons.

A Mother’s Unconditional Love

Watsons newest ambassador & celebrity mom Christine Jacob-Sandejas quips, “My family is really my life. It gives me joy to take care of my husband and five kids – keeping all of us healthy is a top priority. It’s a reality though that healthcare is rather expensive especially with a fairly big family such as ours. It’s good to know that we now have more choices when it comes to branded and generic medicines like what Watsons is offering.”

Christine is conscious that quality is non-negotiable despite affordability. With Watsons Buy Generics and Save counters, the best quality generic medicines are available with up to 80% in savings, all made by trusted pharmaceutical companies like Unilab, Ritemed, Sandoz, UHP, Pharex and others.

When it’s My Turn to Take Care of My Parents

As a Pinoy value of caring for elders, children give time and effort to give back to their parents. As Venus Raj, Miss Universe 2010 runner-up recalls “We were really hard up before. When we were kids my mom would do multiple jobs to support our family. And Nanay has been there for us all the time - raising us and keeping us in good health. Pipilitin nya kami to drink our medicines as required - on time and after meals. Now that I am able to provide for her, I make sure she gets the best care possible especially with her maintenance medications. I value my mom’s health that’s why I want her to live a longer life and have more time with our family. Ako naman ang mag-aalaga sa kanya.”
Known to many, most elderly illnesses are hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol & most of the time, the elders forget to take their prescriptions. With Watsons Compliance Packs, patients are reminded to strictly comply with prescription to win over their ailments. And the best thing about Compliance Packs, it’s priced up to 80% less than the leading brand.

Love for Myself

Since becoming a runner-up at the Miss Universe 2010, Venus Raj’s has become very occupied with the many facets of her new life - a beauty queen, a morning show host, an endorser and a daughter. And when the time to rest comes, she makes sure she gets to do the things she loves, too, like pampering herself with wellness activities.

Busy as a bee, Venus says, “Since I became Ms. Universe runner-up, life has never been the same. I got more than what I prayed and worked hard for. And now sabi ko sa sarili ko, no matter what I do, I would still think that there is no limit to what I can achieve. And dami ko pang gustong gawin at ma-achieve for me and my family kaya I really have to take care of myself.”

Like Venus, you too can reach the heights you want to conquer by staying focused and staying healthy all the time. With Watsons Comply & Save value offer, an SM Advantage Card member can enjoy the perks of more savings of up to 30% when purchasing featured vitamins & supplements.

For the One Who Means the World To Me

As head of every family and home, husbands and fathers are partners in home building and not just providers. Behind every man’s success is a woman who encourages and inspires. She is every man’s partner in the shaping of a happy home where dreams see fruition.

“To a woman like my wife (Christine Jacob-Sandejas), only the best lang talaga. We’ve been married for 12 years – Christine has supported me in all the ups and downs, and gave birth to our five great kids. In turn, of course I want to make sure that she is in top shape. It really amazes me how she is always ready to do different activities with me & the kids everyday! Christine takes care of everyone so I take care of her naman. She means the world to me,” gushed Paco Sandejas, loving husband to celebrity mom, Christine Jacob-Sandejas.

Staying at the pink of health has never been easier with the help of Watsons Health Packs – conveniently-packed adult vitamins and over-the-counter medicines to prevent daily illnesses. Health Packs are Watsons great way of rallying you to Be Ready, Be Healthy whatever your day may bring.

Watsons and You

Really, whatever you value, Watsons values you. Comply & Save, Watsons Health Packs, Watsons Compliance Packs and Buy Generics are just some of the value offers that aim to make quality healthcare within easier reach for all Filipinos. And beyond affordability, Watsons also has a strong network of well trained pharmacists that provide free health services and medication counseling. Watsons pharmacy -- bringing you more value so you can get more out of life.

"Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay Na Kuwento" pilots this Sunday

The sequel of the reality-sitcom "Pepito Manaloto" will air its pilot episode on Sunday night, September 16 on GMA-7.

"Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento" picks up from that point in the first season's story wherein the lead character Pepito (portrayed by Michael V) wins the jackpot in a lottery. After his luck changed his and his family's life from rags to riches, a television network executive approaches Pepito and comes up with the idea of retelling their story in a TV series. However, Pepito won't like the treatment of the TV show. He thinks that much of the story has been played up or exaggerated. He wanted a more realistic portrayal of his family's story. The TV executive will draw up an alternative proposal: the TV show will be redone but this time, it will be a reality show. The cameras will be documenting Pepito and his family's every day life.

Pepito Manaloto

The "reality show" treatment of the new season of Pepito Manaloto is what sets it apart from the previous one, which was basically more of a situation comedy (SitCom). As Michael V himself describes it, Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento is a "real-life documentary of a fictional family."

The show also stars Manilyn Reynes as Elsa Manaloto, Angel Satsumi as Clarissa Manaloto and Jake Vargas as Chito Manaloto.

Playing equally important roles are John Feir as Patrick, Ronnie Henares as Tommy, Mosang as Baby, Janna Dominguez as Maria, and Arthur Solinap as Robert. Completing the cast are the new characters who will make the lives of the Manaloto family more interesting - Jessa Zaragoza as Deedee and Nova Villa as Mimi.

ViewSonic announces the new ultra-slim VX2460h-LED 24-inch display

ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the new ultra-slim VX2460h-LED 24-inch display. Offering the leanest profile for its size and class category, the VX2450h-LED at just 6.8 millimetres (¼ inch) thick at its thinnest point, is one of the slimmest budget monitor offerings on the market.

A minimalistic design that is space-saving and affordable, the VX2460h-LED is clad in black and silver with modern, angular lines that would complement any room’s décor. On the outside, the VX2460h-LED has touch sensitive keys for convenient on-screen display setting adjustments and features convenient connectivity with dual HDMI ports for multiple media device connections – attach two sources to the VX2460h-LED for easy switching between devices such as a PC and gaming console. With Twisted Nematic (TN) panels, the VX2460h-LED maximises the two millisecond grey-to-grey response time to prevent motion blur in games and fast moving video.

From within, the VX2460h-LED delivers superior pixel performance, powered by a full HD 1080p resolution, two millisecond video response time provided by ClearMotiv II imaging technology and ultra-high 40,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Windows 7 certified and with an Energy Star 5.1 rating, the mercury-free VX2460h-LED is equipped with ViewSonic's ECO-mode feature which extends the lifetime of the display, while delivering energy savings of up to 40% when compared to a regular 24-inch monitor.

The VX2460h-LED is the thinnest offering yet from ViewSonic fusing fashion with technology. Partnered with a fast response time and high contrast ratio, the VX2460h-LED is truly a technologically advanced display for those demanding both world class performance and style.

GMA Network, ABS-CBN and TV5 come together for ‘Dolphy: Alay Tawa’ TV special

In a rare occasion, broadcasting giants GMA Network, ABS-CBN and TV5 will take part in the production and simultaneous airing of a two-and-a-half-hour TV special to pay homage to the late Philippine King of Comedy, Dolphy.

The TV special dubbed “Dolphy: Alay Tawa,” was an idea of one of Dolphy’s sons, director Eric Quizon, who had thought of coming up with a show that will not only have an entertainment value but also be a fund-raiser of sorts to continue the legacy of his late father who had helped his fellow through various foundations.

Dolphy: Alay Tawa” will be produced by the Dolphy Aid Para sa Pinoy Foundation, Inc. in cooperation with several partners including the three major TV networks. Each of the three networks was assigned to produce three production numbers, and each number will be participated in not only by the stars of the producing network but also by stars from other networks. This means that each network will be fairly represented in every production number – from opening down to the closing.

The opening number for example will be composed by the biggest stars from each network: Ogie Alcasid and Janno Gibbs (GMA-7), Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera (ABS-CBN) and Sharon Cuneta (TV5). According to Eric, the performers have agreed to waive off their talent fees for the event. He also said that the networks will provide for their respective production numbers.

Furthermore, all three networks will simultaneously broadcast the show tentatively on September 30. To facilitate the simultaneous airing, one neutral control room will be set-up in a certain location and the signals will be beamed to the control rooms of the three networks. This will also ensure that the commercial gaps of the three will be simultaneous (The networks won’t necessarily be carrying the same set of commercials).

"Ikinararangal natin na tayo ay kaisa sa hangaring ito at masarap sa pakiramdam kasi si Tito Dolphy ay talaga namang malaki ang contribution sa ating industriya, which we are a part of. Maganda ang purpose nitong 'Alay Tawa.' Hindi lang ito magbibigay ng saya sa mga tao, marami ring matutulungan nito. It's a very worthwhile endeavor and we are very much honored to be a part of it," said Lilybeth G. Rasonable, OIC for GMA’s Entertainment TV Group.

Among the stars from all the three networks who will participate are Vilma Santos, Nora Aunor, Vic Sotto, Joey De Leon, Sharon Cuneta, Lorna Tolentino, Christopher de Leon, Maricel Soriano, Roderick Paulate, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Ogie Alcasid, Edu Manzano, Janno Gibbs, Pauline Luna, Judy Ann Santos, Ryan Agoncillo, Luis Manzano, Vhong Navarro, Shaina Magdayao, Paolo Bediones, Derek Ramsey, Mark Herras, John Estrada, Jolina Magdangal, Ruffa Gutierrez, Richard and Raymond Gutierrez, Ruby Rodriguez, Keempee de Leon, Wendel Ramos, Edgar Allan, Martin Escudero, Alex Gonzaga, Danita Paner, Jhong Hilario, Arci Munoz, Ritz Azul, Iya Villania, Denis Laurel, Melai Cantiveros, Eula Caballero, Angeline Quinto, JC de Vera, Rachelle Ann Go, Arci Munoz and the Bulilit Kids. The program will also feature the special participation of Eddie Garcia, Gloria Romero, Rosa Rosal, Eddie Gutierrez, Nova Villa, German Moreno, Daisy Romualdez and Susan Roces.

Directed by Al Quinn with Bibeth Orteza as scriptwriter, “Dolphy: Alay Tawa” will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on September 19, 7:00pm and will be aired on September 30 at 10:30pm.

A ticket may be acquired via a minimum donation of P150 (General Admission), P250 (Upper Box) and P450 (Lower Box). Tickets are available at SM Tickets and SM Cinema ticketing booths.
As GMA Pinoy TV celebrates its 7th anniversary this year, some of today's hottest Kapuso stars are heading off to Los Angeles, California for the much-awaited Kapuso Goes Universal with Manny Many Prizes special this Saturday, September 16.

Manny Pacquiao

The Manny Many Prizes barkada led by Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao together with co-hosts Rhian Ramos, Paolo Contis, Gladys Guevarra, Onyok Velasco, and Pekto headline this extravaganza to be staged live at the Gibson Theatre, Universal Studios Hollywood.

Aside from the MMP hosts, a star-studded line-up of guests also awaits spectators starting off with sought-after Kapuso leading man and host of the country's biggest artista search Protege, Dingdong Dantes.

Dingdong Dantes

The sensational love team of teen heartthrob Elmo Magalona and YouTube sensation Julie Anne San Jose adds kilig to the presentation. Fast-rising Kapuso actress and host of GMA Life TV's Fashbook Solenn Heussaff and dance floor diva Rochelle Pangilinan are also set to showcase their singing and dancing prowess onstage.

GMA Pinoy TV's anniversary presentation will be seen in two special episodes with each one offering a unique set of games and presentations to the audience. Qualified ticket holders will have the chance to win big cash prizes, a brand new Nissan Urvan, and a two-bedroom condo unit for their loved ones in the Philippines.

Tickets are sold at $80.00, which already includes an unlimited whole-day ride pass at Universal Studios, featuring the all-new TRANSFORMERST: The Ride 3D on September 16.

There will also be a meet and greet with Kapuso stars, various booths, and other exciting activities prepared by GMA Pinoy TV.

For tickets, please call Starmedia at 818-549-9005, 818-547-1456, or 818-913-5818, or visit or

The episodes will air locally on October 7 and 14.

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Craving for pizza and pasta today? Give in with your Citibank Credit Card to enjoy up to 39% savings at Papa John’s.

Offered until October 24, 2012 at Papa John’s Better Ingredients, Better Pizza, save up to P569 when you order the Meal Deal for 2 that includes one medium pizza, a pasta and dessert, and 2 regular sodas. Exclusively for Citibank cardholders, you can enjoy this meal for dine in or takeout at just P599.

For a group of 4, you can have one large pizza, 2 pasta dishes and desserts, and 4 regular sodas all for only P999. Order the Meal Deal for 4 when dining at Papa John’s 13 branches or to go, and share with family and friends.

Papa John’s also offers a Delivery Meal Deal of one large pizza, 2 pasta dishes, one order of Chicken Strips, and a 1.5 liter regular soda, all at a price of just P888. Visit for more details.

Have the best dining deals only with Citibank and satisfy your every craving in the best possible way. Get discounts or free dishes whenever you use your Citibank Credit Card at participating merchants and experience the distinction of being a Citibank cardholder.

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Showdown for survival between mentors and protégés this Sunday

This Sunday (September 16), the five celebrity mentors and their respective protégés join on stage and perform together for a showdown for survival!

North and Central Luzon mentor Ricky Davao and protégés Shelly Hipolito and Bryan Benedict star in an action sequence. Bryan plays the hero captured and tortured by his godfather Ricky while Shelly is Bryan's love interest.

Mega Manila mentor Roderick Paulate plays a modern-day family man who copes with his dysfunctional relationship with a gay son played by Japs de Luna and a lesbian daughter played by Elle Ramirez.

South Luzon mentor Gina Alajar together with protégés Thea Tolentino and Zandra Summer play a family of modern-day witches who resort to witchcraft in order to win the heart of the man loved by Zandra and Thea.

In a fictional and humorous short film, Visayas mentor Jolina Magdangal and her protégés Jeric Gonzales and Mikoy Morales star as boyband wannabes who use the power of a mysterious necklace called Kuwintas ng Kasikatan to fulfill their dreams.

Mindanao mentor Phillip Salvador joins protégés Ruru Madrid and Arny Ross in a story about an older guy (Philip) falling for a younger woman (Arny) pursued by a younger man (Ruru).

Can Bryan and Shelly overcome their recent rift and perform to the best of their abilities in front of the judges?

Will Japs' feeling of insecurity towards his former mentor Ricky affect his performance now that he is under Mentor Roderick?

Another surprising elimination awaits the Final 10! And one will be sent home!

Catch Protégé: The Battle for the Big Artista Break's 4th Elimination Night this Sunday at 8:30pm after IBilib on GMA!

Petrol Fall/ Winter 2012 Campaign

The Authentic Utilitarian denim brand – Petrol, opens its door in Manila as it brings in stylish RTW apparel that binds impressive & unpredictable fashion concepts with its functional approach. As a brand of Power, Utility, and Functionality that Fuels the high spirited, daring, and rip-roaring lifestyle of the next generation, the brand stands for more than just a clothing name but rather a lifestyle fit for self-empowered individuals.

Standing by its dynamic consumer market of confident and independent individuals, the muscle car inspired clothing brand lives by the philosophy of self-expression through quality apparel and a liberating brand philosophy.

With Self Empowerment comes with one’s Raw Empowerment, Petrol’s season campaign aims to spread the advocacy of garnering enough strength to be one’s true self. The story takes place in a city where the stereotypes of society have taken its toll in dictating what is acceptable and what is not. Through time, it had consumed the city until there were two individuals who decided that they had enough.

Surged by willingness to change and break free, they started a revolution by bringing their advocacy to the different parts of the city.

With the Raw Empowerment revolution storming the country, Petrol tied together its Power products that created its season’s collection. Fall/ Winter 2012 is all about the Dirty New Age.

Inspired by the passion of restoring classics muscle cars and injecting modern ideas, Petrol goes hand-in-hand with the story of stains and tattered jeans that went through the chaos of the revolution. Similar to a Camaro’s all power motor, the brand reinforces pride and confidence to its wearer by highlighting the success of heavy labor work. With new shades of denim that contains rust, grease and dirt details that bind with the classic colors of its vintage feel, Petrol clearly depicts the story of the revolution and its members who desire to stand out and be themselves.

Petrol dares each individual to dive in and take a step forward to individualism. Check out the Petrol Fall/ Winter 2012 collection in all Petrol stores.

WIN Concert Tickets + Meet & Greet Passes during THE WANTED's BATTLEGROUND Album Launch on September 8!

Battleground is THE WANTED’s second studio album which will formally be launched by MCA Music this Saturday, September 8, at Astroplus in SM North EDSA The Block. This exciting event invites all fans of The Wanted in a TW Fanmilya Gathering to celebrate not only Battleground’s release but also the highly anticipated first Manila concert of the British-Irish boy band on September 14 at NBC Tent. Games, premium items from The Face Shop, The Wanted merchandise, major raffle prizes (including concert tickets and meet & greet passes!) and up to 20% discount on tickets to see The Wanted Live! in Manila await all attendees and buyers.

Battleground debuted at number four in Ireland, becoming their first top ten album in the country. In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number five. It sold 47,530 copies in its first week. The album features eleven tracks including the electro rave thriller “Gold Forever”, the monster Europop summertime No.1, “Glad You Came”, the exhilarating electro-pop “Invincible”, the tormented strings of “Warzone” and the hottest summer single “Chasing the Sun” among others.

Alden Richards gets ready for the Bachelor Bash

Kapuso teen hunk Alden Richards is getting ready for Cosmopolitan magazine’s 2012 Cosmo Bachelor Bash. Alden will hit the ramp along with 68 other ‘bachelors’ in a show-off of beautiful physique happening mid-September.

In fact, he headed for the gym immediately after he and his on-screen partner Louise delos Reyes answered questions from fans online via the GMA Network Live Chat on Thursday, September 6.

The teen actor said in an interview that despite his very busy schedule – he tapes for his soap three times a week and also performs in Party Pilipinas – he finds time to work-out.

SaladBox introduces beauty and lifestyle box subscription service

SaladBox, Philippines’ first and only beauty and lifestyle box subscription service ,was finally introduced to provide the beauty needs of our lovely Filipinas.

For just PhP500.00 per month, a subscriber will receive a box filled with four or more beauty and lifestyle product samples. The SaladBox team greatly values the money their subscribers spend so these products will have a value of more than PhP700.00. SaladBox is currently in partnership with a lot of beauty and lifestyle brands, both local and international, up-and-coming and timeless classics.

SaladBox will also host a weekly flash sale—these deals won’t be seen in any other group buying website in the country—wherein only the subscribers can take advantage of the awesome discounts that SaladBox negotiated from their partner merchants. First deal in line is from LayBare Waxing Salon.

Thomas Sabo charms Nico Rosberg and other world celebrities

Formula One winner Nico Rosberg relies on innovative design and high-quality workmanship every time he’s on the racetrack: as a member of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, the design and workmanship of the car he drives are crucial to his victory and survival. That’s why for Nico, none other than Thomas Sabo suits his lifestyle off the track.

Thomas Sabo, the maker of distinctively designed jewelry pieces of high-quality workmanship, is the official jeweler of Nico and the rest of the Mercedes AMG Petronas motorsports team: both brands are a perfect fit when it comes to their brand philosophies, which are about excellent quality, innovation, and an international lifestyle.