‘SARAP DIVA: ‘Bongga Sa Kusina’ cookbook giveaway!

SARAP DIVA ‘Bongga Sa Kusina’
Mga Kapitbahay, mag-BONGGAng selfie while watching SARAP DIVA this Saturday and post with hashtag #BonggaSaKusina for a chance na mabigyan ng autographed ‘BONGGA SA KUSINA’ cookbook ni Cooking Diva Regine!

SARAP DIVA | Saturdays, 10:40am | GMA Network

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WPFF 2016: ‘Laut’ by Louie Ignacio is competing at the ASEAN SKIES Section this year

‘LAUT’ movie Directed by Louie Ignacio is competing at the ASEAN SKIES Section of World Premieres Film Festival – Philippines


‘Laut’ was formerly titled ‘Mga Isda sa Tuyong Lupa’ is an independent film about Badjaos or sea gypsies from Zamboanga, who are now living in Mabalacat, Pampanga. Barbie Forteza is Nadia is from the group called Sama d’Laut. She hopes to marry the man she loves but was forced to leave when things got really difficult for her in her province. She ends up in Mabalacat, Pampanga where she is forced to live a new life.


Ovation Productions: Smart Presents Own It Concert feat. YouTube’s hottest artists and performers

Some of YouTube’s hottest artists and performers led by Leroy Sanchez will hit Manila next month to perform at a major concert on Saturday, July 9, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum presented by Smart.

Also in the line-up of the one-night event dubbed “Smart Presents Own It Concert” are Max Schneider, Sam Tsui with Kurt Hugo Schneider and the Australian band At Sunset. The gig will kick off a series of concerts and shows to be presented by Smart.

To be mounted by Ovation Productions, the “Smart Presents Own It Concert” is expected to be one of the biggest and hottest concert events in this year’s musical calendar featuring artists who command a huge following on YouTube with a dedicated fan base by the millions worldwide.

“Smart Presents Own It Concert” is presented by Smart and produced by Ovation Productions. It is brought to you by FOX Network Groups, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, BusinessWorld, 96.3 Easy Rock, Monster RX 93.1, 105.1 Crossover, Mellow 94.7, Home Radio 97.9, 97.1 Barangay LS FM, MYX Music Channel. It is also supported by Rappler, WhenInManila.com, Soundcheck Manila, ClickTheCity.com, Candymag.com, Inquirer.net, Mb. Com.ph, PEP.PH, 8list.PH, Philstar.com, Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, MNL Online, One Music PH, GIST, Legato Music Mag, Odyssey Music and AstroPlus. . Tickets are priced at P4,224, P3,696, P3,168, P2,640, P1,584 and P792 and are available at all Ticketnet outlets nationwide and online at http://www.ticketnet.com.ph or call Ticketnet at 911-5555.)

About the Artists: Continue reading “Ovation Productions: Smart Presents Own It Concert feat. YouTube’s hottest artists and performers”


OctoArts Films: The Trust

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Academy-Award winner Nicholas Cage returns to the big screen with The Trust movie. He is joined by no less than Screen Actors Guild awardee Elijah Wood, and together, they form an explosive combination in this action-packed flick that tells the story of two disillusioned cops looking to make a heist of a lifetime.

Sgt. David Waters (Wood) and his boss Lt. Jim Stone (Cage) are both finding it hard to make ends meet. They discover hideout where a crime syndicate stashes their drug money, so they hatch a plan to steal the illegally-acquired cash. This results in humorous exchanges, car chases, and tense moments as they drill their way into infamy and fortune. They initially think of it as an easy hit, but complications set in along the way. Aside from a rather-half-baked plan, one of them suffers from a change of heart and this adds even more struggles into the mix of conflicts that the duo has to endure. Cameos come courtesy of veteran comedian Jerry Lewis and in a pivotal role, model and singer/songwriter Sky Ferreira.

Official Trailer:


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FDCP and Cinematheque Centre Manila: World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) 2016

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The Film Development Council Philippines in cooperation with the Cinematheque Centre Manila proudly presents the third World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) slated from June 29 up to July 10, 2016.

The WPFF celebrates the power and magic of film by showcasing the works of film directors from across the globe. Featuring a dazzling array of human narratives, cultural diversities, and social issues, the festival provides a unique opportunity for filmmakers to reach new audiences in the Philippines, and launch their international premieres in Asia’s rapidly growing film climate.

This year, over 60 international films will be shown at the Cinematheque Centre Manila, as well as partner venues: SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, Greenbelt 3, the Shang Cineplex, and Uptown Cinemas. Films will be shown at a festival price of P100 at all venues, unless indicated otherwise.

The Festival’s 12-day duration kicks off on June 29 – 3pm at the Cinematheque Centre Manila, with the Opening Film premiere of the newly restored classic, “Pagdating sa Dulo” by Ishmael Bernal. The film features the legendary actress Rita Gomez and Vic Vargas.

At 7 p.m., a variety of local and international performances will take place to give audiences a sneak peek into the films lined up for the WPFF’s newest edition.

The different sections that will be featured in the festival are as follows: Main Competition, Filipino New Cinema, Intercontinental, Vietnam – Country of Honor, ASEAN Skies, Spotlight: China, and many more.

More about the Festival after the jump. Continue reading “FDCP and Cinematheque Centre Manila: World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) 2016”


As of June 02: Of city ordinances, curfews, videoke singing, etc.

Hear ye! Sharing so that there will be no more excuses to follow the law! O_0

Curfew for minors, staying at computer shops. stray animals, drinking alcohol in public places, regulating the use of videoke machine and noisy vehicle muffler and motorbike exhaust.



Muhammad Ali: The ‘Greatest Boxer’ of all time

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee..” ~ Muhammad Ali


“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee..” #RIPMuhammadAli #MuhammadAli #ThegreatestBoxer #IAmTheGreatest

A sport icon that I grew up to love and respect not just because of his accomplishments in the ring, but also of his courage of conviction and unwavering faith.  Such an outspoken, articulate and expressive man – truly one of a kind.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky was an American professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport. Early in his career, Ali was known for being a controversial and polarizing figure both in the boxing ring and out. He was one of the most recognized sports figures of the past 100 years, crowned “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Sports Personality of the Century” by the BBC. He also wrote several best-selling books about his career, including The Greatest: My Own Story and The Soul of a Butterfly.

“Killa and a thrilla and a chilla, when I get that gorilla in Manila.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Killa and a thrilla and a chilla, when I get that gorilla in Manila.”

The Thrilla in Manila was the third and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. It was contested in 1975 for the Heavyweight Championship of the World at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on Wednesday, October 1. Ali won by technical knockout (TKO) after Frazier’s chief second, Eddie Futch, conceded the fight prior to the 15th round. The contest’s name is derived from the frequent rhyming boast made by Ali that the fight would be a “killa and a thrilla and a chilla, when I get that gorilla in Manila.”

The bout is consistently ranked as one of the best in the sport’s history and was the culmination of a three-bout rivalry between the two fighters that Ali won, 2–1. Ali chronicles the battle in his memoir, The Greatest: My Own Story, edited by Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison.


San Miguel Pure Foods: Home Foodie Season 2 begins June 13

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San Miguel Pure Foods Culinary Center experts led by chefs Llena Tan-Arcenas, Rene Ruz and RJ Garcia with hosts Drew Arellano and Iya Villania-Arellano | SMPF Inc. | All rights reserved

Anyone with an interest in food and new food experiences is a foodie.

San Miguel Pure Foods believes that aside from dining out, foodies should also come home and harness their passion for food by cooking in their own kitchen and creating their own food experience.

Home Foodie is all about inspiring home cooks to reinvent traditional favorites and recreate dishes from food discoveries using San Miguel Pure Foods products.

Home Foodie Season 2 recipes are “Kayang-kayang Sarap”, delicious and definitely doable that even kitchen newbies can do the recipes.

Drew Arellano & Iya Villania-Arellano for HOME FOODIE | SMPF Inc. | All rights reserved
Drew Arellano & Iya Villania-Arellano for HOME FOODIE | SMPF Inc. | All rights reserved

Joining Drew Arellano and the chefs of Home Foodie Season 2 is Drew’s wife, Iya Villania.

Catch San Miguel Pure Foods Home Foodie beginning June 13, Mondays thru Fridays, 7:30am after Unang Hirit on GMA7.

More about the show:

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Drew Arellano for HOME FOODIE | SMPF Inc. | All rights reserved

Drew has been the perfect host in Season 1 given his wide mass appeal, non-alienating persona aside from being a true blue foodie. Drew will continue to inspire and encourage both men and women to enjoy food by spending time in their kitchens. Continue reading “San Miguel Pure Foods: Home Foodie Season 2 begins June 13”


Boy George & Culture Club: ‘One Night Only’ for Manila fans


Due to logistical travel issues beyond their control, the recently announced two-night concert in Manila of 80’s super group Culture Club will now be forced to limit their visit to a “one night only” special event. Boy George and Culture Club will be performing for the first time in Manila on June 18, Saturday, at the Araneta Coliseum.

For those who’ve purchased tickets to the June 17 (Friday) show, they can refund their tickets or replace them with tickets for June 18.

As promised, Boy George and the original lineup of Culture Club will give their audience a night of unforgettable music and partying. The group will be performing all their hits like Karma Chameleon, War Is Stupid Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, Miss Me Blind, Move Away, Love is Love, and a lot more.

To make things more exciting for the Manila leg concert, one hundred pieces of special VIP tickets worth P25,000 each will be on sale. Aside from enjoying the concert, ticket buyers get a privilege to attend a ‘meet and greet’ event and have their photo taken with Culture Club on June 16, 3PM at Novotel Manila, Araneta Center. They will also receive a double disc of Culture Club’s greatest hits album and a commemorative concert T-shirt. Tickets for the ‘meet and greet’ event will be available (cash basis payment) on June 10 (Friday), 7pm to 11pm, at Greenfield District’s Kaleidoscope event area which will have a special Boy George and Culture Club night and sing-and-look alike contest. Continue reading “Boy George & Culture Club: ‘One Night Only’ for Manila fans”