Good governance is the best gift to all workers on Labor Day, says Villar

Nacionalista Party-Team PNoy senatorial candidate and former Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar today said the firm commitment to good governance that will pave the way for the delivery of fresh investments and job opportunities would be the best gift government can give its workers on Labor Day.

At the same time, Villar thanked the labor sector for declaring its support for her senatorial bid, saying the expression of confidence would prompt her to work harder to propose pro-labor measures when elected into the Senate.

Villar said she was humbled by the support extended to her and seven other senatorial candidates by the Philippine Trade and General Workers Organization (PTGWO) under the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), the biggest labor confederation in the country.

Jr. NBA Philippines to present 2013 All-Star Team

Ten (10) young basketball players are about to make their NBA dreams come true as the much anticipated and most prestigious basketball program 2013 Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska and supported by Rexona and Master comes to an end.

The Jr. NBA is the NBA’s international youth development program that promotes basketball participation, sportsmanship and teamwork, and an active lifestyle among children.

Dell Latitude 10 delivers a full-featured, enterprise-ready tablet experience

The Dell Latitude 10 tablet offers business-class features, extreme portability, accessory compatibility as well as full compatibility with current Windows applications and plugs simply and securely into existing IT environments. Powered by the dual core Intel® Atom™ processor Z2760, Dell Latitude 10 delivers more hardware, authentication, data protection, tracking and recovery security features than any other tablet device on the market today. 

For IT and network managers, the headache of management has been taken care of. The Dell Latitude 10 integrates seamlessly, allowing the device to be managed as any other PC within the organisation using existing remote systems management solutions or Dell KACE appliances. World-class security includes Intel’s Platform Trust technology, which ensures data protection and a lock slot that helps to prevent theft. Other ecurity features include Trusted Platform Management (TPM 1.2), a fingerprint and smart card reader combo and Dell Data Protection and Encryption. These features, along with the backup of proven support and configuration services, ensure that the Latitude 10 delivers the reliable service and long-term stability needed for business. 

Globe goes beyond sustainability commitments

       More than just a commitment to sustainability, conserving the environment, and preserving biodiversity in areas where it operates, Globe continues to strengthen its efforts in environmental protection through its various partnerships and programs nationwide.

            “Globe is aware of how the effects of climate change and environmental destruction can impact society and businesses and we are committed to working with various environmental organizations to help with community and environment conservation efforts,” shares Rob I. Nazal, Globe Head for Corporate Social Responsibility.

Greening the Cordilleras and Beyond

            Globe has partnered with Benguet-based Cordillera Conservation Trust (CCT) to advocate for the conservation and the need to reforest the Cordillera region. Through a biking event held annually since its launch in 2010, Globe employees, bikers and other eco-warriors ride through the Cordillera trails to raise funds for the Roots and Shoots Program, which establishes seedling nurseries in public elementary schools across the Benguet region.

Richard Poon Album Launch Series at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls jazzes up the summer nights withromantic serenadescoming no less from the country’s premier big band crooner Richard Poon, who is set to launch his much-awaited new album this April. 

The multi-platinum-selling singer and homegrown talent of Eastwood Citywill be unveiling his newalbum “Legends”via agrand launch series that music fans can exclusively catch only at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls.  

Globe Telecom4G LTE-HSPA+ rollout to help support revenuegrowth

Globe Telecom’s roll out of its 4G LTE (long-term evolution)- HSPA+service, which caters to the expected growth in mobile data usage, is expected to support revenue growth this year.

“We are rolling out additional fiber optic capacity in order to support our growing 4G LTE-HSPA+ service.  Thus, we can easily cater to moremobile datatraffic when demand is there. We expect this endeavor to help generate revenue support this year,” Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu said, noting that priority areas include Metro Manila, Metro Cebu and Metro Davao.

According to Cu, revenue increase from mobile data usage will be driven by customers’ growing bandwidth requir

Kids become Earth Defenders at Museo Pambata

Museo Pambata (MP) teaches kids how to care for the environment through discussions, games, and fun activities through “Earth Defenders,” held last April 20, 2013.

“Earth Defenders” is MP's annual Earth Day celebration which aims to impart knowledge and practices on environmental conservation to the youth in a fun manner.

Around 70 children from Quezon City, Lucena, Malabon, and Metro Manila joined the activities. They were split into five groups, who they worked with for the rest of the day

Catholic Conscience Vote Phils. (CCVP) endorses Cynthia Villar

FORMER Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar got another boost in her senatorial bid after she was endorsed by the Catholic Conscience Vote Phils. (CCVP), an equipment of  pro-life, pro-family charismatic communities and organizations.

In a meeting, the CCVP’s  Secretary-General Antonio Ag. Medina said they decided to back her candidacy due to her strong stance in the preservation of human life and protection of family.

During her stint as member of the House of Representatives for nine years, Villar supported the passage of significant measures to protect the interest and welfare  of the family and its members. Villar is running for senator under Nacionalista Party-Team PNoy

In backing Villar, Medina cited the “NO Vote” of her husband, Senator Manny Villar, on the passage of the RH bill in the Senate. He likewise said the Villar couple are long time members of the Couple’s For Christ (CFC), which they have actively been supporting.

All aboard with Crocs’ Yacht Trip planned by Laureen Uy

(Manila, Philippines) Get a chance to be part of a Yacht adventure at one of Asia’s key cities with Crocs on a 3-night voyage for 2, tailor-made for you by Crocs’ ambassador and stylist, Laureen Uy. A treat fit for a king filled with activities at Marina Bay Sands Casino, Raffles Hotel, and a shop-til-you-drop experience along the shopping district, Orchard Road. Get mesmerized by the beautiful view of Singapore city from the high seas on a sailing trip aboard the Crocs Yacht. An experience like no other that you stand a chance to win by playing Run Sailor Run! on Facebook.

Log on to and play this latest online game from Crocs, as it shows you how fun and free you can be in its latest Beach Line collection. It’s as easy as 1-2-3, just collect coins as you run along, but don’t forget to dodge obstacles and collect bonuses. Get the gang to join in the fun, too, as the more friends you invite, the bigger chances of winning.

The Run Sailor Run! online game officially launches starting May 9. The chance to win this awesome trip and other mother prizes ends on May 26, so better not miss out.

Polyeast Records re-releases Bamboo Manalac’s album NO WATER NO MOON with brand new single “Carousel”

Our bodies and the earth share one of the most important things that sustain life – water. With both composed of 70% water, humans and the earth share an interest in respectively strengthening our bodies and in being conserved, long enough for future generations to enjoy healthy bodies and a healthy world.

Water is a critical component in ensuring that our bodies are not only hydrated, but also that all essential nutrients are properly circulated throughout our system. As we grow older, we have less water in our bodies; the same thing happens when we become less fit and more fat. One of the easiest ways to stay healthy is to run – not only does it improve circulation, weight loss, and oxygen flow, it also lessens stress. Since running is a strenous activity, it’s important to keep yourself hydrated with the bottled water that empowers you to reach for it – Summit Natural Drinking Water.

Polyeast Records re-releases Bamboo Manalac’s album NO WATER NO MOON with brand new single “Carousel”

PolyEast Records is pleased to announce of the re-release of Bamboo Manalac’s debut album NO WATER NO MOON with a brand new single "Carousel" which will be out in stores in May 1, 2013. 

"Carousel", produced and written by Manalac, features a pulsating and anthemic drum beat along with haunting vocals that Manalac is known for. While the song was recorded by Manalac in Manila, final mastering was done in California by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters as well as the other songs in the album. The song was launched on radio in April 22 and expected to release its music video soon. 

Binibining Pilipinas Gold Winners Presented

Binibining Pilipinas Gold presented its newly proclaimed winners at the Gateway Cineplex more than a week after a magnificent coronation night staged at the Smart Araneta Coliseum which was made even more meaningful with the special appearance of almost 70 former Binibining Pilipinas beauty queens.

The winners have been busy in several television guest appearances and are about to indulge in a rigorous training program that will include personality development, beauty sessions, and the like to be conducted by seasoned beauty and television experts. Being the newest celebrities of the country, the new queens’ schedules are also replete with sponsors visits and tourism activities that usually abound during the summer.

Landco celebrates success of 1st Tribeca Football Fest

Leisure developer Landco successfully completed the 1st Tribeca Football Festival, which it organized in partnership with Chelsea FC Soccer School Philippines, the school operated by famed Philippine National Football Team superstars Phil and James Younghusband, and joint venture partner, ATR KimEng Land, Inc.

The 1st Tribeca Football Festival was held last April 21st at the 7-Aside Football Field of the Tribeca Private Residences. It featured some 500 football enthusiasts, including 24 children’s’ football teams from various schools and football clubs. The games took place on the 7-Aside Football Field from 8 am till 5 pm. Tribeca is also the home of the Chelsea FC Soccer School Philippines.

Globe Telecom mySUPERPLAN hailed as Most Innovative Telecom Project in 16th Telecom Asia Awards

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom bags the Most Innovative Telecom Project Award in the 16th Telecom Asia Awards for Globe mySUPERPLAN, the first-ever postpaid plan in the world that allows subscribers to create their plan, pick and mix their choice of freebies such as calls, texts, and surfing services, as well as change their plan or freebies according to their needs. A game-changer in the global telecommunications landscape, Globe mySUPERPLAN bested Japan (NTT DoCoMo’s translation service), Singapore (SingTel Innov8), Korea (KakaoTalk), and Indonesia (Telkomsel’s Digital Lifestyle Strategy) to win the much-coveted award given to a telecom operator that has implemented an innovative project with the biggest impact in the market. Receiving the trophy from presenter Amrish Kacker (left) during the awarding ceremonies held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel is Globe Telecom Head of Postpaid Martha Sazon.


Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated Island Records group Fall Out Boy has ended their hiatus with force. With the global launch last February 4th of their new single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),"the track hit #1 on the iTunes. Singles Chart in the U.S. and #1 in multiple countries around the globe. The single sold over 161,000 units in the first week in the U.S. alone. Radio has also showed strong support, as the song was #1 Most Added at Modern Rock in its first official add week, and was also added at pop radio with top stations including Z100 (NY), KISS (Los Angeles), SIRIUS Hits 1 coming on board in the U.S. and Radio 1 in the UK among others around the globe. The “My Songs” video featuring 2 Chainz has been played over 5 million times since Feb 4 as well. The launch took place at the original Comiskey Park, the location of Disco Demolition Night in 1979.

With the incredible excitement around Fall Out Boy’s return and “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),” the band moved the release date of their album SAVE ROCK AND ROLL to April 16 (from May 7). Pete Wentz said: “So when we got this all rolling we didn't expect it to be so crazy. But we weren't kidding when we said we had the album done- so why wait? It means the world to us the way you have welcomed us back. SAVE ROCK AND ROLL now out early, on April 16th.”

GMA International lands two nominations in NAMIC Vision Awards

GMA International - the business unit that manages the operations and distribution of GMA Network’s international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International - bagged two nominations in the 2013 NAMIC Vision Awards alongside some of the biggest names in the US television industry.

GMA Pinoy TV’s long-running immigration program Pusong Pinoy Sa Amerika (Into the Hearts of Filipinos in America) was nominated in the Foreign Language category while the 30-minute cooking show Kusina Master, which is seen worldwide via GMA Life TV, earned a nomination in the Lifestyle category.

Warner Music PH signs a partnership with Petronas

MANILA, Philippines - Warner Music Philippines, one of the country’s top music labels, signed a partnership with Petronas, a global leader in the distribution of engine lubricants, to offer a new and exciting way of enjoying music on your favorite gadgets. The partnership introduces My Green Card, powered by Warner Music Philippines’ Musikcard, which allows Petronas customers to access the label's vast song catalogue.

In photo are Flerry de Leon, Warner Music Philippines President & GM and Carlos Corpuz, Petronas Energy Philippines, Inc. President & CEO during the signing. Standing are members of the band General Luna, Ebe Dancel, Zendee and Mayeen Ledesma, Marketing Manager of the Petronas Energy Philippines Inc. Lubricant Business Division (far right)

Feel the summer fun at Aquaria in Calatagan, Batangas

Summer in Calatagan, Batangas has never been as fun as it is nowadays with Aquaria, the new leisure resort development by Landco. Aquaria is a 1.2- hectare world-class leisure property designed for families and friends to enjoy an exciting holiday.


Aquaria is a world-class lifestyle resort with a white beach and resort amenities that is just two and a half to three hours away from Metro Manila—a perfect alternative to going to Boracay and other far away beach destinations.

The SM Store 3 Day Sale (April 19-21, 2013)

Join us on APRIL 19, 20 & 21, 2013 and enjoy huge discounts and fabulous prizes at The SM Store’s 3-DAY SALE!!!

Introducing... The 3-WAY SAVE!!!

ONE: Additional ten percent off the first two hours of Friday with SM Advantage Card!

PSY debuts "Gentleman" music videoPSY

NEW YORK, NY — Multiplatinum-selling global superstar PSY premiered his brand new music video for "Gentleman" [School Boy Records/Republic Records] on Saturday April 13 and set a new YouTube record for "most views in a day". The anxiously awaited clip for his "Gangnam Style" follow-up amassed a staggering 22-plus million views in less than a day, immediately becoming an online hit in its own right. The song, first heard during his momentous performance at this weekend's "HAPPENING" concert to a sold out crowd of 50,000 fans at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, Korea was also broadcast live on YouTube to an audience of millions worldwide. Currently, the video is over 81 million views in the short span of a few days.


In tandem with the music video's debut, the track went live on iTunes around the globe the same day. Instantly, it shot up to #1 in two dozen territory, and it's clenching that spot at the top. The song itself is another irresistible and inimitable pop anthem that builds on the sound that made PSY a true juggernaut. Meanwhile, the video once again reflects his sly sense of humor, impeccable dance moves, and undeniable swagger.

Buy books at Fully Booked with your RCBC Bankard MasterCard

Reading has never been more rewarding with the latest co-branded credit card exclusive from the pioneering credit card brand, RCBC Bankard, and Fully Booked, the country’s first and leading specialty bookstore. 

The new Fully Booked RCBC Bankard MasterCard is the latest credit card from RCBC, one of the country’s most progressive and largest banks. This new co-brand credit card gives book lovers access to some of the most unique finds and latest releases available in Fully Booked.

Beat the summer heat with Toshiba’s “Summer Blast” promotion

While most of us prefer to be outdoors during these summer months, some may opt to spend a part of their summer days indoors by engaging themselves to surf online or become increasingly active in some social networking sites by posting their various activities that would surely be the envy of their friends and even relatives. With this, why not make the first step by availing of Toshiba’s latest promotion, “Summer Blast Promo” which gives you a chance to buy a highly reliable and durable Toshiba laptops that you desire.

For the “Summer Blast” promo, customer gets a variety of useful items that goes with their every purchase of selected Toshiba notebook PC products such as: Toshiba Canvio Basic 500GB External Hard Disk Drive for selected Satellite L, M, P, U and Portege series, D-Link Wireless-N300 Cloud Router for selected netbook models and Php 1,000 gift vouchers for selected Satellite C series which can be used to select a choice of freebies or accessories inside a participating Toshiba store for free.

Visit Toshiba Concept Stores located at SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Pampanga, SM Sta. Rosa, SM City Cebu and Abreeza Mall Davao and other participating retail shops nationwide. 

Avail of this special offer from Toshiba until May 15, 2013 only.

Consumer perception: Globe network better than rival

Metro Manila mobile telecommunications subscribers perceive Globe Telecom services to be superior when it comes to 4G offerings and fast internet using a cellphone, prompting the telco company to dispute its competition’s sweeping and misleading self-declaration of being the “better network.” 

Based on a brand health study conducted recently by Nielsen, an independent research firm, among the questions asked were hinged on brand perception, which included “the brand that is a leader in 4G,” “the brand that has the biggest 4G network,” “the brand that was first to offer 4G,” “fast internet downloading using my cellphone,” and “fast internet uploading using my cellphone.” Results show that Globe had a clear and significant edge over its rival on the abovementioned qualities. In other statements on brand imagery such as call connections and quality, SMS transmission, signal quality, coverage, load sending and receiving, Globe was at parity with competition.

Globe attracts 49% switchers from rival

The full year 2012 financial performance of Globe Telecom saw the company increasing its base and attracting more subscribers, evidently growing across the board in all market segments – mobile or broadband.  

With game-changing product offers and cornering the latest devices with exclusive privileges, Globe has captured the sweet spot of customers at the height of its competitors’ aggressive switching campaigns launched during the second half of 2012.

Refresh your body with Summit Natural Drinking Water

Keeping your body fit is a lifetime commitment and a year-round activity. But it doesn’t get as much attention as it does during the summer months, when our bodies are displayed in full glory – showing how much we have cared for, or neglected, the daily essentials to keep fit and healthy.

Let’s start with your head. A sound mind is the first step to a healthy body, and this is the one part we most often neglect. Think positive and surround yourself with people and things that reinforce your strengths and correct your weaknesses.

Flesh-Eating Zombies at the Outbreak Manila Run

Zombies are everywhere. From films to television show to video games, these flesh-consuming corpses have invaded just about everything, including pop culture. In fact, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has its own page category dedicated to zombies.

Dr. Ali Khan, Director for Public Health Preparedness and Response Office of CDC, says, "If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack." Makes sense right?

Enjoy the summer at the Venice Sunset Party: Summer Spindependence

Brace for a spectacular summer escapade as Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill bring summer’s hottest concert party this April.

All set to giveparty goers abeach-inspired party right in the heart of the Metro, the Venice Sunset Party: Summer Spindependence will showcase a night of great music and all-out partying from sunset up to the wee hours with live performances from the hottest OPM rock bands, electrifying dance mixes from the hippest DJs in town, plus flow arts workshops and scorching displays from talented flow artists.

Isabelle De Leon launches "Love Zone" album

Eastwood City invites everyone to another exciting musical showcase this April as it plays host to the much-awaited album launch of up and coming singer, Isabelle De Leon.

The former child star makes her debut as a full-blown singer and performer witha live performance at the Eastwood Central Plaza on April 14, 7pm, where she also promises to give music fans a closer peek on her first record Love Zone.

Amanpulo getaway is Power Plant Mall’s summer shopping raffle prize

The heat is on, with a sizzling summer sale and fab raffle prizes to be won at Power Plant Mall!

From April 11 to 14, participating tenants at the Power Plant will have their items discounted, and they’ve taken it up to 80% off on selected items.

GMA Network releases another breathtaking ‘Lupang Hinirang’ video in HD

After the release of its highly praised cinematic version of the Philippine national anthem in 2010, broadcast media giant GMA Network is set to launch another theatrical rendition of “Lupang Hinirang,” and it is expected to capture the attention of TV audience and moviegoers alike as it hits TV screens and movie theaters soon.

The 2013 version pays tribute to the heroes of today by drawing inspiration from the heroes of yesteryears. It opens with an artist sketching a portrait of Lapu Lapu, which seamlessly transforms into a colorful animation of the events that shaped Philippine history from the Battle of Mactan, which saw the defeat of the Spanish conquistadors in the hands of the natives, to the Cry of Pugad Lawin and the martyrdom of our national hero, Jose Rizal.

Power Mac Center opens 2013 Summer Workshops

Apple users can learn more ways to bring their creativity to the next level by signing up for Power Mac Center’s Summer Workshops 2013. This year’s workshops allow a broader range of users to get acquainted with various apps, courses, or programs that will let them maximize the use of their Apple products.

According to Power Mac Center Marketing Director Joey Alvarez, “Summer is a great time to learn. We have proven this in the favorable feedbacks of customers who have previously participated in our annual summer workshops. The success of the past years’ workshops inspired us to reach out to an even wider demographic this year, like teens and seniors.”

Rod Steward newest album “Time” to release on May 6

Rod Stewart has completed his first album of new material in almost 20 years.  The landmark new album, titled “Time” marks Stewart’s long-awaited return to his songwriting roots and features 12 tracks, 11 of which he wrote and produced.  “Time” will be released on May 6 under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) and is available for worldwide pre-order on iTunes at . Fans will receive a download of “She Makes Me Happy” for every pre-order purchase. 

During an early preview of seven tracks, Billboard proclaimed, “Stewart rocks again.” “Lushly produced with an abundance of tempo and an overall guitar-based core sound, his inimitable warm vocals sound as strong as ever.”

Love in Acoustic: The Greatest Love Songs of Diane Warren

Diane Warren is an award-winning US composer whose songs have been certified hits all over the world. Most have been used as soundtracks in movies and most of her songs have launched, revived and reinvigorated the careers of singers, bands and artists. 

As a tribute to the talented songwriter, MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) releases a collection of versions of her songs done in easy listening style- “Love In Acoustic: The Greatest Love Songs of Diane Warren.” The album consists of 35 of Diane Warren’s greatest love songs in 2 CDs for only P280.

Sarah Brightman releases eleventh studio album “Dreamchaser”

Since Sarah Brightman’sWest End debut in Cats(1981),Brightman has been an inspiring and influential presence in the music scene, and with the release of her eleventh studio album under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines), Dreamchaser, she’s about to become a different kind of pioneer. 

Dreamchaser is the realization of a lifelong journey that began when Brightman was just a little girl growing up in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, dreaming of spectacular, unknowable things. “When I look back, my mind’s eye brings me a rush of images from all of the incredible things that I have been privileged to experience in my life,” she explained. “But if I keep tracking back my thoughts eventually come to rest on a flickering TV screen in 1969.” That summer, when Apollo 11 touched down on the moon and Neil Armstrong bounded across its surface, Brightman felt herself transform, and all her hopes and aspirations shift. “Watching the first man land on the moon – it was an epiphany. It changed things. It actually helped me understand what it was that I had to do in my life, to further myself, to do things, to think outside of the box,” she said. “I could go that far, I could do that. From that moment, I started to work really hard.”

Celebrate summer with Nestea Ready-to-Drink

Summertime, and the living is easy, and nowhere is summer living easier than in the Philippines. With PAGASA predicting that the heat can go up to 35˚C, it’s now the time to look for the hottest things to cool you down for the season.

Plan a trip with friends and family – with numerous holidays and long weekends coming up, now is the perfect time to take advantage without dipping into your bank of leaves.

Explore new activities. Be adventurous and go for a hike, camp in the forest, climb a mountain, or better yet, learn a new skill. Because summer time is family time, it’s the chance to bond and catch up with the whole family, while recharging your brain cells too.

Philippine's designer Bianca Bernardo entered the top 3 of Design Genius

Design Genius is almost at it's final leg of showing. 2 weeks more 'til the Finale!

On next week's episode, Philippine's design contender Bianca Bernardo joins the competition to challenge the remaining 2 designers - Ivana (UK) and Sandro (Switzerland). Will she be the underdog that will take over the competition with her ability to use unusual materials?