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MCA Music Phils: Former Urbandub vocalist Gabby Alipe debuts first single as a solo artist

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Former lead band vocalist of Urbandub Gabby Alipe releases his debut single as a solo artist “VISIONS” this September 23, 2016. It is the first track to be released from his upcoming first solo EP entitled “A New Strain” coming out this October. “Visions” is all about having a positive mindset in life.

“That no matter what struggles you may face, as long as you have a clear vision of your goals that a person has to work hard in achieving that goal, no matter the hindrance or road blocks. That a person has potential and can achieve anything in life as long as they believe in themselves and not let fear have control over them. That everything will fall into place, all in good time.” Alipe said.

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WilBros Live: Bryan Adams ‘Get Up’ concert in Manila

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For the first time in more than two decades, Wilbros Live is thrilled to announce that Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams is finally coming to Manila on January 18, 2017 at the Araneta Coliseum for his GET UP World tour.

With his unique ability to fuse rock anthems and power ballads, Filipino fans can expect a night full of fun and entertainment. Tickets to Bryan Adams’ concert in Manila will be on-sale beginning October 1st via TicketNet Online (www.ticketnet.com.ph) or call the hotlines 911-5555 or 374-9999.

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Film Dev’t Council Phils: “Lino Brocka: Citizen With a Movie Camera” this September 2016 at Cinematheque Centre Manila

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“The filmmaker, like his fellow artists in different media, has now realized that the artist is also a public person. He does not work in isolation from society. Instead of working alone in his ivory tower he is a citizen of the slums, of the streets, of the battlefield if need be.” – Lino Brocka

This September 20th to 25th, 2016, in recalling the proclamation of Martial Law forty-four years ago, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will be honoring one of our greatest filmmakers, artists, and social activists with “Lino Brocka: Citizen With a Movie Camera.” At the Cinematheque Manila will be a weeklong mini-retrospective commemoration of Brocka’s lasting heritage to cinema, culture, and history with screenings of several of his most significant, politically-charged works in film as well as activities celebrating his fight for truth and justice, and the revolution for freedom he helped set into motion.

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OctoArts Films International: Pierce Brosnan’s Tech Thriller “I.T.” includes Taylor Swift’s younger brother

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It seems that even without “Q” it seems like suave Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has his fill of the latest high-tech contraptions as he stars in his latest movie project, I.T. The problem is, unlike his 007 gear, that technology has been harnessed to harm him and his family.

I.T. is set to show in Philippine cinemas on September 28, 2016. The movie is exclusively distributed by Octoarts Films International.

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Cannellini Bean Salad: A make ahead fiber-rich superfood for diabetics

I’m sharing a simple recipe to prevent diabetes, for borderline diabetics and diabetics.

White beans are known as the diabetic’s superfood because of its balance of protein and complex carbohydrates. Aside from soluble fiber which controls blood cholesterol levels, it contains saponins and phytoserols which help lower cholesterol. Its loaded with potassium, iron, folate, manganese, B vitamins and its low in fat. Eat it in moderation to improve cognitive abilities and its great for detox. Incorporating white beans in your diet can reduce the risk of potential cancer and even brain aneurysms.

However, avoid it if you suffer from high uric acid or gout. It may also trigger migraines or allergic reactions so consult your doctor when this happens.

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Cannellini Bean Salad
Ingredients:
cannellini or white beans, you can also use canned beans
water
olive oil
lemon juice
parsley, chopped
salt & pepper
*(You may also use thyme, basil or rosemary)
*(You may also use paprika, cayenne or chili pepper flakes for some kick)

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Pumpkin ‘Kalabasa’ Salad: A warm salad that’s deliciously healthy and filling

This Pumpkin ‘Kalabasa’ Salad is easy to make! You may prepare the ingredients ahead and store them separately in the fridge, then heat it for a bit before eating. You can bring it with you to the office or school as a healthy and light meal. It will warm you up on rainy days and a good starter to any meat meal. Hope you enjoy this recipe!

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Pumpkin ‘Kalabasa’ Salad
Ingredients:
medium butternut pumpkin, washed, seeded, peeled and cut into strips
french beans, thinly cut lengthwise
tofu or bean curd, cut into small cubes
salt & pepper
lemon juice
olive oil
*(You may also use turmeric, thyme, sage, or rosemary)
*(You may also use paprika, cumin, or chili pepper flakes for some kick)

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Cannelloni: A step by step guide

My sister and I have always wanted to cook ‘cannelloni’ but with some ingredients made from scratch, like the tomato sauce and the ‘besciamella’ sauce. Its easier to just use store-bought tomato and bechamel sauce but we wanted to ‘control’ the flavor so to speak. Also, my sister has a technique for achieving such a smooth and creamy white sauce that she has not taught me (yet).

For the meat part, I do not season it right from the start plus I use my combination of salt, pepper, turmeric & three more spices to bring out a distinct flavor. But for purposes simple cooking, season with salt & pepper plus nutmeg (optional) and in lieu of spinach and ricotta cheese we used basil and cheddar cheese.

I have broken down the recipe by ingredients & procedures for meat, tomato sauce, white sauce, how to assemble, how to bake and how to serve. Hope  you enjoy what we’ve shared.

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Cannelloni
Ingredients for the preparing the meat:
1 kg ground pork or lean meat
garlic, minced
onions, minced
olive oil or regular cooking oil
basil

400 grams cannelloni tubes

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